Having Protective Cover Formed From Insulating Material Patents (Class 439/718)
  • Patent number: 9570829
    Abstract: A plug connector may comprise an expanding ring, a plug contact element, a first connector housing stop, and a locking ring. The plug contact element may comprise a coil spring with a first end and a second end, where the second end of the coil spring may be coupled to the expanding ring. The first connector housing stop may be configured to absorb a pressure in a first rotational direction and block the first end of the coil spring from rotating in the first rotation direction. The locking ring may be configured to absorb a pressure in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction. The locking ring may be configured to block the expanding ring when the plug connector is in an open state and unblock the expanding ring when the plug connector is in a closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9543669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly for the improved connection or termination of one or more minerally insulated cables, the assembly comprising an electrically insulating plate comprising one or more channels to accommodate and support one or more inward cables; one or more channels to accommodate and support one or more outward cables; one or more recesses to accommodate one or more electrical components; one or more terminal studs arranged to connect said at least one inward and outward cable; and a protective cover comprising one or more protective plates locatable over the electrically insulating plate and cables and further comprising one or more recesses located so as to provide access to each of the one or more terminal studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Paul Broughton, Richard Peace
  • Patent number: 9017109
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a protector-attached connector which includes a connector which accommodates terminals which are connected to ends of a group of electric wires, and a protector whose opening end is fitted to the rear end of the connector and which protects the group of electric wires which is derived from the rear of the connector, wherein a groove into which a binding band is mounted is formed at the opening end of the protector along a circumferential direction, a gap, which is formed when the opening end is fitted to the rear end of the connector, is provided at a part of the opening end in the circumferential direction along which the groove is formed, and the width of the gap is narrowed by a binding force of the binding band which is mounted into the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Gotou, Ryohei Toyoda, Takanori Kawai, Yoshiyuki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9017110
    Abstract: The cable junction includes at least two electrical cables extending side by side, each including its own independent shield and a front end section where its independent shield is stripped off, a common shield surrounding the front end sections and the independent shields of the cables, and a clamping device for clamping the common shield on the independent shields. The clamping device includes internal clamping means for clamping the common shield on flanks of the independent shield sheaths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Erwan Guillanton, Gilles Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8834210
    Abstract: An electrical safety device for updating an existing electrical outlet into a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)/Arc Fault protected receptacle. The electrical safety device is a surface mounted GFCI/Arc Fault receptacle for converting a grounded or ungrounded electrical receptacle with limited electrocution protection into semi-permanent GFCI/Arc Fault protected outlet that is not easily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel John Brausen
  • Patent number: 8727818
    Abstract: A termination bar assembly comprises a termination bar including opposing ends, a top surface and opposing side surfaces, wherein the opposing side surfaces define a plurality of openings for receiving one or more electrical conductors, The termination bar assembly may further comprise a clamping arrangement for receiving and holding a main conductor. The clamping arrangement may comprise a central body portion and at least one flange extending therefrom. The assembly can further comprise a base for holding said termination bar and affixing said termination bar to a mounting surface and a dome releasably securable to said base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert W. Kossak
  • Publication number: 20140087596
    Abstract: An antenna mount includes a main member, a first contacting member, a second contacting member, and a driving member. The main member has a chamber therein to receive the first contacting member, the second contacting member and the driving member. The first contacting member electrically connects to a signal wire of a cable for signal transmission, and the main member electrically connects to a ground wire of the cable. Two ends of the second contacting member are respectively connected to the main member and contacted with the first contacting member, wherein the second contacting member has a predetermined resistance. Once a connector of an antenna is engaged, the driving member is moved to separate the second contacting member and the first contacting member; and when the connector of the antenna is disengaged, the second contacting member contacts with the first contacting member again as a protective circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsien-Te CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140004755
    Abstract: A device for protecting an electrical connection on a bicycle. The protective device has first and second protective elements that are configured to be fixedly coupled with an electrical connection on opposite sides and a connector for removably coupling the first and second protective elements. Preferably, the connector elements for removably coupling the protective elements are formed as one piece with the respective first and second protective elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mario Meggiolan
  • Publication number: 20130303032
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a protector-attached connector which includes a connector which accommodates terminals which are connected to ends of a group of electric wires, and a protector whose opening end is fitted to the rear end of the connector and which protects the group of electric wires which is derived from the rear of the connector, wherein a groove into which a binding band is mounted is formed at the opening end of the protector along a circumferential direction, a gap, which is formed when the opening end is fitted to the rear end of the connector, is provided at a part of the opening end in the circumferential direction along which the groove is formed, and the width of the gap is narrowed by a binding force of the binding band which is mounted into the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Gotou, Ryohei Toyoda, Takanori Kawai, Yoshiyuki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 8471144
    Abstract: An adapter box for the protection of the electrical connection of a photovoltaic module is attachable by form-fit to an electrical junction box of the photovoltaic module. At least one side of the adapter box comprises openings for inserting protective conduits in which cables run through for being connected to electrical connectors of the junction box, the adapter box further comprising at least one opening for said connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Solarworld AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Kleiss, Philipp Handrick
  • Publication number: 20130052882
    Abstract: An electrical safety device for updating an existing electrical outlet into a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)/Arc Fault protected receptacle. The electrical safety device is a surface mounted GFCI/Arc Fault receptacle for converting a grounded or ungrounded electrical receptacle with limited electrocution protection into semi-permanent GFCI/Arc Fault protected outlet that is not easily removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel John Brausen
  • Patent number: 8328566
    Abstract: A sealed compressor has an electric motor and a compressor pump unit to be driven by the electric motor. Power is supplied to the electric motor by a terminal plug received within a housing, which communicates electricity through an electric connection and into a shell housing the compressor. A cable is connected to the terminal plug at a location at least partially outwardly of the housing. The cable includes a ground wire and ground connector, which is connected to a ground pin associated with one of the housing and the shell. The cable has a head connected to connections associated with the housing. A shield extends over a ground connection between the cable and the ground pin. A cable and cable head as mentioned above are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Danfoss Scroll Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lamar Wilson Thibodeaux, Thierry Poiret, Sui Yong, Zhao Yanbo, Yao Wenhu
  • Patent number: 8313351
    Abstract: A method of installing the terminal block assembly onto a generator includes the step of providing a terminal block with multiple terminal studs. Protrusions that are integral with the terminal block are aligned with corresponding bores in a generator housing. The terminal block is mounted on the generator housing with the protrusions received in the bores. A terminal lead assembly is inserted through the protrusion, and a terminal pad of the terminal lead assembly is arranged over the terminal stud. A terminal lug is fastened to the terminal stud. A terminal cover is secured to the terminal block over the terminal with a boss of the terminal block received in a corresponding recess of the terminal cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Dhaval Patel, Alan D. Hanson, Laurence D. Vanek, Luke Wagner, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr., Gordon W. Friske, Nathan A. Berry, Edward C. Allen
  • Patent number: 8298019
    Abstract: A housing for connecting a plurality of branch lines to the insulated conductors of an intermediate portion of a cable from which the outer sheath layer has been removed, comprising a rectangular base member containing an open-topped base chamber, and a pair of opposed end walls containing openings for receiving spaced insulated portions of the cable on opposite sides of the cable intermediate portion. A plurality of insulation-piercing electrical devices are arranged in the base chamber in electrical engagement with the insulated conductors, respectively, and a plurality of interchangeable cover members are each adapted for seating on the base member to close the base chamber, with each of the cover members containing an electrical component arranged for connection with at least one of the electrical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Paulo Russo, Ulrich Trapp
  • Patent number: 8272114
    Abstract: A connector cover assembling system includes an arrangement apparatus, which aligns covers and includes a transporting channel for transporting the covers to a frame that supports the covers and associated connector bodies. A cover driving member transports the covers one by one from the frame to a separating mechanism, which further transports the cover to a location above a clamping mechanism for being clamped by the clamping mechanism. A lifting mechanism drives an inserting mechanism and the clamping mechanism to the separating mechanism. The clamping mechanism clamps the covers from the separating mechanism. The inserting mechanism drives the clamping mechanism to transport and assemble the cover to the connector body. A holding mechanism holds the connector body during the assembling operation. The control unit coordinates operations of the above-mentioned components. Therefore, manufacturing efficiency of electrical connector can be improved and manufacturing costs reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-chang Yang, Kuo-chuan Chiu, Feng-chi Lee
  • Patent number: 8235732
    Abstract: A high voltage connector for a battery system includes an upper body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the upper body is located internal to a battery system housing and configured to receive at least one contact from the battery system. The second portion is located external to the battery system housing and is configured to receive at least one contact from a vehicle. The high voltage connector also includes a lower body coupled to the upper body and at least one connecting member provided between the upper body and the lower body. The connecting member is configured to conductively connect the contact of the battery system to the contact of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson Controls—Saft Advanced Power Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Garascia, Anthony P. Arena, Steven J. Wood
  • Patent number: 8016622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mains-power electrical connector. The connector includes a core defining passages for receiving respective cables, and apertures for receiving fasteners to fasten the cables within the passages. Windows terminate the passages. A light penetrable cover is provided for covering the core and the windows. The fasteners may be in the form of shear bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sicame Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Robert James Battle
  • Patent number: 8003885
    Abstract: A box for connecting a ribbon output conductor of a solar panel with a feed cable has a base mountable on the solar panel and formed with a first hole for the ribbon output conductor and a second hole for the feed cable, a removable cover fittable with the base and forming when fitted with the base a substantially closed compartment, and two holders at the first hole oriented at a predetermined angle to each other and adapted to hold a conductive part of the feed cable in either of two positions offset by the predetermined angle relative to the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Lumberg Connect GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Richter, Dennis Gazke, Lothar Fuhrmeister
  • Patent number: 7960650
    Abstract: A box for connecting an output conductor from a solar panel with a feed cable has a base mountable on the solar panel and formed with a first hole for the panel-output conductor and a second hole for the feed cable, a removable cover fittable with the base in a closed position and forming in the closed position with the base a substantially closed compartment, and at least one component mounted on the cover in the compartment. The component is something that affects transmission of electricity from the solar panel into an electrical network connected to the feed cable or that affects the microclimate inside the connection box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Lumberg Connect GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Richter, Stefan Joergens, Lothar Fuhrmeister
  • Patent number: 7939754
    Abstract: A box for connecting an output conductor of a solar panel with a feed cable has a base mountable on the solar panel and having a generally planar floor from whose outer periphery a side wall projects perpendicularly. A cover engageable with the side wall forms with the floor and side wall a substantially closed compartment. At least one holder in the compartment on the floor grips and positions an end of the feed cable such that it extends in a predetermined first direction. The side wall is formed with a cutout through which the feed cable passes. The cutout and holder are relatively spaced and oriented such that the cable extends in a predetermined second direction that forms an acute angle with the first direction between the holder and the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Lumberg Connect GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Richter, Stefan Joergens, Ralf Schuler, Andreas Ross
  • Patent number: 7878822
    Abstract: A sealed power distribution module includes a nonconductive body defining a terminal receptacle, a barrier seal engaged to and surrounding the body adjacent the receptacle on an exterior surface of the body, a terminal element grid fitted within the receptacle, and provisions for installing commercially available sealed terminals to complete the wiring. The grid is engaged to the body at a location interior to the barrier seal. The power distribution module may also include one or more bus bar assemblies oriented such that simultaneous switching of relay packages is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jacek M. Korczynski, Kerri M. Moore, Eric D. Ude, Richard E. Kriss, Frank Maine
  • Publication number: 20100294845
    Abstract: A wiring connector housing including a housing body having first and second ends and at least one interference tab extending outwardly from the second end is provided. The wiring connector housing further comprises spaced apart channels located through the housing body extending from the first end to the second end with the first end of the channels each configured to receive a quick connector therein. Each of the second ends of the spaced apart channels being located to register with and receive corresponding quick connect terminals therein. The at least one interference tab is configured to contact an isolation ridge of an electrical relay and thereby prevent the second ends of the spaced apart channels from being improperly registered with the corresponding quick connect terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Lennox Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos O. Chamorro, Randall L. Lisbona, Rick A. Mauk
  • Patent number: 7763807
    Abstract: An electrical connection box has a base adapted to be connected to a back face of a solar panel and a cover fittable with the base to form therewith a generally closed and weather-tight interior. The cover and base have inner surfaces that confront each other when the cover is fitted to the base. Respective eyes on the inner faces are each formed with an eye having a throughgoing hole of predetermined maximum diameter. A flexible tether cord has a pair of ends and is formed unitarily at each end with at least one arm extending back from the end along the cord at an acute angle to the cord and having a free end spaced from the cord and defining therewith a width greater than the maximum diameter. The tether passes through the holes with each arm engageable with a face of the respective eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Lumberg Connect GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Richter
  • Patent number: 7658639
    Abstract: The optical reduction of openings (12) in insulating housings (2) of terminal blocks (1) and an external characterization (23) of said series terminals, is achieved by terminal blocks being provided with conductor connection elements (4). The respective actuating opening of each contact point, which is used to receive actuating tools, is closed by means of a flap (17) provided with an integral hinge, the flaps forming a common surface with the insulated housing. Said flaps can include a visible feature or indicia on the surface thereof, characterizing the type of connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ralph Hoppmann
  • Publication number: 20090221191
    Abstract: An electrical terminal block, especially for locking onto a mounting rail, has a plurality of adjacent base terminals and connectors. Each base terminal has a terminal housing, with at least one conductor terminal element and at least one receptacle electrically connected to the conductor terminal element or at least two interconnected receptacles. The individual connectors have a connector housing, with at least one conductor terminal element and a plug-in contact electrically connected to the conductor terminal element. The individual connectors can be plugged onto the individual terminal housings. Reliable mechanical fixing of the connectors on the base terminals is ensured since each outer side of the base terminals has a fixing device on the terminal housing. Sides of adjacent connectors have a fixing cover with a fixing mechanism corresponding to the fixing device, so that the connectors can be mechanically connected to the fixing base terminals via the fixing covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Harry BENTLER, Michael STRATO, Thorsten DIESSEL, Heinz REIBKE, Carsten POLLMANN, Heinz PANNEK
  • Patent number: 7566249
    Abstract: An electric junction box having an aperture on one side of a case that houses conductive material, the aperture receiving a subsequently installed component when the electric junction box is assembled. The conductive material mounted in the case is exposed at the aperture; wires connecting to other conductive material are passed through the aperture; and a cover provided inside the aperture is folded to cover the conductive material while the wires are installed, preventing interference of the wires with the subsequently installed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akinori Okada
  • Patent number: 7553180
    Abstract: A locking device attached to a solar junction box and a key to open the locking device, comprises: a male part; comprising: a plug-in unit extended at an angle from the male part; a pair of protruded units having a locking tab formed on edges of the plug-in unit; an outward projection disposed above the locking tab; and a slant portion formed on top of the outward projection; and a female part; comprising: a hollow main body having an outside wall and an inside wall; a pair of extrusions disposed at the inside wall of the female part corresponding to the pair of locking tabs of the male part; and a step formed in the lower part of the extrusions of the female part geometrically shaped to match the locking tab of the male part, in a locked position the male part and the female part are securely clamped together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Bizlink USA Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Peixian Hu, Jianfeng Ma
  • Patent number: 7467888
    Abstract: A power supply module for a lighting system is directly mountable onto a special cover plate for a standard electrical junction box. The power supply module is provided with a plug assembly that mates with a socket assembly incorporated within the special cover plate. The power supply circuit provides an electronically power limited output through multi-conductor connectors. The power supply output is used to connect to luminaires using a multi-conductor cable having multi-conductor connectors that mate with the multi-conductor connectors on the power supply and the luminaires. The luminaires use a circuit to interface between the power supply output and the lamp. The special cover plate is also suitable for receiving a plug assembly incorporated within the base of a lighting base module that can provide temporary incandescent or gas-discharge lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Dale E. Fiene
  • Patent number: 7448914
    Abstract: An adapter electrically connects an integrated circuit mini-card in a main electronic integrated circuit memory card connector having greater space requirement than the mini-card. The mini-card has surface contact strips and the adapter includes a main body capable of being connected to the main connector and a housing for receiving the mini-card at the surface of the main body. The housing includes inside bond pads for connection to the electric contacts of the mini-card. A mobile cover is capable of taking up a position wherein it closes at least partly the housing while maintaining the mini-card in electrically connecting position in the housing and stiffening the structure of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Gemplus
    Inventors: Bernard Calvas, Michel Chomette, Didier Elbaz, Philippe Patrice
  • Patent number: 7396262
    Abstract: A sealed power distribution module includes a nonconductive body defining a terminal receptacle, a barrier seal engaged to and surrounding the body adjacent the receptacle on an exterior surface of the body, a terminal element grid fitted within the receptacle, and provisions for installing commercially available sealed terminals to complete the wiring. The grid is engaged to the body at a location interior to the barrier seal. The power distribution module may also include one or more bus bar assemblies oriented such that simultaneous switching of relay packages is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jacek M. Korczynski, Kerri M. Moore, Eric D. Ude, Richard E. Kriss, Frank Maine
  • Patent number: 7172470
    Abstract: A charge section, for example a terminal metal fitting, pushing screw, metal retainer and terminal plate, is covered by an upper insulation case and a lower insulation case. An opening of the upper insulation case and openings of a lower insulation case in which a connection electric wire that is inserted are sealed, in a condition where an electric wire is not wired, by the superposition of insulation cases or a cover body. As a result, the charge section is prevented from being excessively exposed to protect the charge section from being contacted, regardless of whether the wiring is not yet performed or being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Fa Components & Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouetsu Takaya, Eiichiro Okada
  • Patent number: 7164581
    Abstract: A chassis divides vertically, with front and rear sections of the chassis joined immediately adjacent a midplane printed circuit board that supports interconnectivity of electronic circuits. Wiring within the chassis is eliminated through directed connections of all components to the midplane. Minimal hardware is required for securing the front and rear sections together, and therefore accessing the midplane for assembly and service is convenient. All components except the midplane are installed and removed from either the front or rear of the chassis without opening or disassembling the chassis. The chassis layout and features facilitate effective cooling of the components in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Computer Network Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Carullo, Arthur G. Willers, Ryan K. Goodenough
  • Patent number: 7134921
    Abstract: The terminal block assembly of this invention provides a finger safe method of distributing power while at the same time enabling the installer to make uniform and correct connections to a multiplicity of taps or ports. Each connection includes an abutment or seat physically to engage the end of the conductor and in addition the construction of the block and its insulating case provides the installer with visual access to the tip of the conductor in its proper seated position before the conductor is secured to the block with clamp screws. In order to provide such visual access the walls partially blocking the seating end of each conductor socket are scalloped or provided with an inverted conical section which enables the tip of each conductor to be seen from the top of the block. To facilitate this visual access the entire top of the insulating case is made from a transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Erico International Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn T. Siracki, Pascal Godard, Richard E. Sasso, Jr., Robert Crozier
  • Patent number: 7121901
    Abstract: A terminal block equipped with a cover includes a cover and a terminal block. The terminal block has pivot plates on two sides. Each pivot plate has a coupling trough. The cover has an axle on one side, to be wedged in the coupling trough, so that the cover may be hinged on one side of the terminal block. The cover may be turned to shield the terminal block. Wedging of the axle in the coupling trough also forms an anchoring effect to position the cover on a correct location relative to the terminal block, so that the cover can fully shield the terminal block, to provide desired covering and protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Surtec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 7052333
    Abstract: The terminal block assembly of this invention provides a finger safe method of distributing power while at the same time enabling the installer to make uniform and correct connections to a multiplicity of taps or ports. Each connection includes an abutment or seat physically to engage the end of the conductor and in addition the construction of the block and its insulating case provides the installer with visual access to the tip of the conductor in its proper seated position before the conductor is secured to the block. In order to provide such visual access the walls partially blocking the seating end of each conductor socket are scalloped or provided with an inverted conical section which enables the tip of each conductor to be seen from the top of the block. To facilitate this visual access the entire top of the insulating case is made from a transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn T Siracki, Pascal Godard, Richard E. Sasso, Jr., Robert Crozier
  • Patent number: 7018245
    Abstract: A DSX system arranged to receive a plurality of high-density chassis is disclosed. The chassis include back planes having rear access IN/OUT fields and rear access cross-connect fields. The rear access IN/OUT fields are electrically connected to termination structures and panels located in respective IN/OUT regions and cross-connect regions. The termination structures of the IN/OUT region includes first and second fanning strips located along edges of termination panels. A double-hinged cover provides access to the termination panels. The double-hinged cover can be opened in a clockwise direction and a counter-clockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott K. Baker, Harvey J. Chouanard
  • Patent number: 6939141
    Abstract: A patch panel mainly includes a panel with support holes which may be of rectangular shape and is located on each side of the panel; an electric circuit board mounted on the panel, which is structured a plurality of jacks and a plurality of IDC sets (Insulation Displaced Contact); the plurality of jacks separated into at least one set, which are parallelly located on the electric circuit board; the plurality of IDC sets separated into upper and lower sets, which are parallelly located on the electric circuit board and electrically connect with the plurality of jacks; a plurality of cable split rings with flexible holders to be plugged into the support holes oriented horizontally or vertically; and a cover with a plurality of openings, which covers the electric circuit board and exposes the jacks and the IDC sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hsing Chau Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsu-Yuan Ma
  • Patent number: 6910923
    Abstract: A plurality of fuses in each of which an input terminal and an output terminal are integrally connected with the opposite ends of a fusing element are provided inside an insulating fuse casing, the respective output terminals are so arranged as to be electrically connectable with tab terminals of busbars via tab terminal insertion holes formed to penetrate a casing main body from inside to outside (at the bottom), and the respective input terminals are so arranged as to be electrically connectable with tab terminals of the busbars via tab terminal insertion holes formed to penetrate the casing main body from inside to outside (at the bottom). A fuse module enabling an electrical connection box to be smaller and lighter can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuji Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6866397
    Abstract: A leading wire arrangement in a lighting fixture with back light module provides a set of connecting wire led from the lighting fixture to a rear side of the back light module via a lateral wall of the back light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Yuan Cheng, Chi-Chih Chu
  • Patent number: 6848946
    Abstract: A pre-assembled electrical fuse relay box comprising a frame, wherein the frame comprises an upper compartment, a lower compartment, and at least one locking receiver. The fuse box further comprises a plurality of electrical components pre-assembled within the upper compartment, a plurality of connector modules pre-assembled within the lower compartment, an upper cover pivotally mounted on the upper compartment, and a lower cover pivotally mounted on the lower compartment, wherein the connector modules are dimensioned and configured for electrically engaging electrical wires. Each of the upper and lower covers comprise a locking member dimensioned and configured to engage the locking receiver. Moreover, the electrical components comprise relays, circuit breakers, J-case fuses, and blade fuses. The connector modules comprise connection contacts, which extend through the frame and make an electrical connection with the electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Tyco Eletro-Eletronica LTDA.
    Inventors: Aguinaldo Vicenza, Pedro La Martine De Faria, Joannes Willen Maria Roosdorp
  • Patent number: 6827582
    Abstract: A connector block having an alarm-isolation circuit includes a first alarm input terminal, a second alarm input terminal, a first alarm output terminal, a second alarm output terminal, and at least one diode. The first and second alarm input terminals are operable for electrical connection with a two-wire alarm input. The first and second alarm output terminals are electrically connected respectively to the first and second alarm input terminals. The at least one diode is electrically connected between the first alarm input terminal and a first alarm output terminal, thereby forming a portion of the alarm-isolation circuit. The one alarm-isolation circuit is capable of forwarding an electrical signal to a remote location. In other embodiments, a diode is used between each alarm input terminal and alarm output terminal, thereby inhibiting feedback among the alarm output terminals and the associated alarm input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Morris, Janneth Badillo, William A. Holder
  • Patent number: 6756869
    Abstract: The object of this invention is to provide a relay unit and a housing for that unit to be used when a number of relay switches are installed side by side in a circuit to switch a power supply circuit on and off. A number of compartments are provided in a case with an open top such that one relay fits into each compartment. The relays are placed into these compartments, and a cover is fitted onto the open top of the case. Slits are provided along the upper edge of the case and/or in the cover, through which the connectors attached to the terminals of the various relays can pass. The cover is placed on top of the case with the connectors attached to the terminals of the various relays running through the various slits. With this invention, a number of relay switches are put into a single package (housing), thus making the relays easier to handle. The package makes it easier to mount and wire multiple relay switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Takami, Yasuyuki Masui, Masayuki Noda, Takashi Suzuki, Toshihiko Seki
  • Patent number: 6736650
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1) includes a dielectric housing (10), a plurality of terminals (13) received in the housing, and a retention mechanism (12) pivotally attached to the housing. The housing defines a plurality of terminal-passages (108) and first mating members (103). Each of terminals includes a bent portion (134). The retention mechanism has an elongate stopper member (120). A pair of cantilevers (122) depends from the stopper member. A second mating member (1222) is formed on each of the cantilevers, for engaging one of the first mating members. Thus the stopper member is rotatable between a first position in which the stopper is protected from thermal warp or deformation, and a second position in which the terminals are secured in the corresponding terminal-passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: I-Hsin Chen, Chien-Sen Huang, Zhi-Kai Guo
  • Patent number: 6688919
    Abstract: A housing having a shell, a first compartment, and a second compartment within the first compartment is provided. A first cover is pivotally attached to the shell for selectively opening and closing the first compartment. The first cover has a resilient latch biased for grasping the shell and a lead-out for wires. A second cover is pivotally attached to the shell for selectively opening and closing the second compartment. A plurality of pivot connectors is located in the first compartment. Each of the plurality of pivot connectors is oriented to receive a wire in a direction parallel to a plane of the lead-out for wires. A plurality of jacks is also located in the first compartment. Each of the plurality of jacks has at least one resilient conductor. Each of the plurality of jacks is oriented so that the resilient conductor lies in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the lead-out for wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: ADC DSL Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Suleyman Oguz Sumer, James Edward Bartlett, Brian Donald Van Voorhis
  • Patent number: 6638115
    Abstract: A connector includes insulating housings, each having a plurality of juxtaposed terminal receiving portions each having an upper opening for the insertion of a connection terminal, and a cover member for covering the upper openings of the terminal receiving portions. The insulating housing is formed by cutting a chain housing, having the terminal receiving portions formed by a plurality of partition walls formed upright on a long base plate portion, into a section having a required number of terminal receiving portions. Terminal retaining portions, which are engageable with housing engagement portions of the connection terminals, inserted into the terminal receiving portions through the upper openings thereof, so as to position the terminals, are formed on the partition walls. Cover engagement portions, which are engageable respectively with the corresponding terminal retaining portions to connect the cover member to the insulating housing, are formed at the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 6630626
    Abstract: A barrier for limiting accessibility to electrically conductive boards includes a plurality of board-engaging sides having proximal and distal edges to the board. A cover side is formed between the distal edges. Securements extend from at least one of the sides securing the barrier into a fixed position relative to the board, as well as preventing tactile access to the board. The barrier includes slits that allow wires to enter and exit the barrier as well as allow adequate air flow to pass over the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David M. Johnson, Rodney J. Waters
  • Patent number: 6554655
    Abstract: An electrical power connection block housing including a first housing piece and a second housing piece. The first housing piece forms at least a portion of a first exterior side of the block housing. An interior side of the first housing piece has a first slot shaped bus bar mounting area. The second housing piece is connected to the first housing piece. The second housing piece has a portion with a first side located directly opposite the interior side of the first housing piece and a second slot shaped bus bar mounting area on the first side of the second housing piece. The first and second housing pieces form a first bus bar receiving area with the first and second bus bar mounting areas located generally opposite each other on opposite sides of the receiving area for capturing a bus bar therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Chadbourne
  • Publication number: 20030003811
    Abstract: An electrical power connection block housing including a first housing piece and a second housing piece. The first housing piece forms at least a portion of a first exterior side of the block housing. An interior side of the first housing piece has a first slot shaped bus bar mounting area. The second housing piece is connected to the first housing piece. The second housing piece has a portion with a first side located directly opposite the interior side of the first housing piece and a second slot shaped bus bar mounting area on the first side of the second housing piece. The first and second housing pieces form a first bus bar receiving area with the first and second bus bar mounting areas located generally opposite each other on opposite sides of the receiving area for capturing a bus bar therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Chadbourne
  • Patent number: 6497592
    Abstract: The transformer box connector comprises a plurality of terminal blocks and a terminal block retainer with a hinged cover mounted on a housing. The terminal block retainer has a plurality of insulating ribs that act as partitions. Terminal blocks for receiving at least one electrical wire are mounted within the spaces between each insulating rib. Each terminal block is mounted to the terminal block retainer by a planar member that extends from its base. A fastening member, which provides an electrical connection from the wire secured in the terminal blocks to the transformer, extends from the planar member and can be configured as a fastening screw or a fastening post. The fastening member provides means for attaching the terminal block to the terminal block retainer and to the transformer housing. The hinged cover may include openings for access to set screws in the terminal blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: Joshua Beadle
  • Patent number: 6475028
    Abstract: A meter socket mountable in an enclosure and receiving blade terminals of a watthour meter in electrical contact with jaws mounted in the meter socket has an open end allowing electrical conductors connected at one end to each of the jaws in the meter socket to exit the housing of the meter socket for connection to a remotely located meter test switch. The conductors are arranged in a plurality of separate tied bundles. Each of the conductors may be uniquely color coded for easy connection to the appropriate meter test switch terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Ekstrom Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Robinson, Allen V. Pruehs