With Conductor Fanning Means Patents (Class 439/719)
  • Patent number: 10608214
    Abstract: A first connector of a battery connector includes a battery-side busbar first terminal including a battery-side first pin insertion hole and a load-side busbar first terminal including a load-side first pin insertion hole. A second connector includes a battery-side busbar second terminal including a battery-side second pin insertion hole and a load-side busbar second terminal including a load-side second pin insertion hole. The load-side first pin insertion hole is formed in a position where the load-side first pin insertion hole does not match the battery-side second pin insertion hole when the battery-side busbar second terminal and the load-side busbar first terminal are superimposed. The load-side second pin insertion hole is formed in a position where the load-side second pin insertion hole does not match the battery-side first pin insertion hole when the battery-side busbar first terminal and the load-side busbar second terminal are superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Osako
  • Patent number: 9997809
    Abstract: A battery module, including a plurality of rechargeable batteries; a holder fixing the rechargeable batteries; an electrode tab connecting the rechargeable batteries, the electrode tab including a bent portion bent and then extending in a side direction of the rechargeable batteries; and a balancing wire connecting the electrode tab and the protection circuit board, the bent portion of the electrode tab including a protruding portion protruding from a surface of the electrode tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ha-Neul Lee
  • Patent number: 9252546
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distribution connection module (1) for telecommunications and data technology, with the distribution connection module (1) comprising a first submodule (2) and a second submodule (3), with the first and second submodule (2, 3) each having contact elements (7, 13), with the contact elements (7, 13) each having an electrical connecting contact (8, 14) and an interface contact (9, 15), with the interface contacts (9) of the first submodule (2) being electrically connected to one another by the interface contacts (15) of the second submodule (3), or with the interface contacts (9) of the first submodule (2) being connected to interface contacts (61) of a further submodule (60) and the interface contacts (15) of the second submodule (3) being connected to interface contacts (62) of a further submodule (60), with the further submodules (60) being arranged between the first and the second submodules (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ralf-Dieter Busse, Heiko Neumetzler, Joachim Stark, Philipp Meyer, Antony Nijhuis
  • Patent number: 9075218
    Abstract: A rack cabling system including a rack having mounted thereon a first hardware component and a patch panel housing mounted on the rack adjacent the first hardware component. The patch panel housing populates no more than a three rack unit (RU space), the patch panel housing including a first end having cable pathway openings and a second end having connector elements mounted therein. The patch panel may have a first cable pathway opening located adjacent the first side of the housing and defining a primary position and a first connector element mounted on the second end and the first connector element having a first position corresponding to the primary position of the first cable pathway opening. Cable harnesses are routed with less than three bends of the cables between the first hardware component and the patch panel housing, so the first cable harness is terminated at the first connector element in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Carter, David E. Hildreth, Robert C. Neumann, Tyler M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9022814
    Abstract: A sealing and strain relief device having at least one sealing element is disclosed. The device is arranged in the manner of a sandwich between outer, plate-like bearing elements made from a relatively hard or rigid material and which is made from a relatively soft or elastic material. Slots are introduced both into the outer bearing elements and into the or each central sealing element in such a way that the slots run respectively next to one another and respectively one behind the other, in relation to the sandwich-like arrangement thereof, within the respective bearing element and within the respective sealing element. The strain relief elements are associated with at least one plate-like bearing element such that each data cable, which is sealed and is guided in the region of slots arranged one behind the other of the sandwich-like arrangement, can be restrained using a strain relief element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Fabrykowski, Michael Müller, Sven Strunck
  • Patent number: 8867234
    Abstract: Protective containers for electronic equipment, and methods of testing and manufacture thereof, are provided. Enclosure systems and methods for protecting telecommunications equipment from electromagnetic fields include cabinets having a maximum width dimension that does not exceed about 26 inches and a maximum depth dimension that does not exceed about 22? inches. The cabinets provide a HEMP protection level to electronic equipment housed therein that meets a HEMP protection level according to MIL-STD-188-125-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Heimann, Jennifer Edison, Howard Bylund, Andrew Bruno
  • Patent number: 8785778
    Abstract: A PALS compliant routing system includes flexible fabric cabling routed through the webbing of a PALS grid. A first connector or device is coupled to the cabling. Other connectors coupled to the cabling subsystem include a retention mechanism configured to retain them in the channels of the PALS webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Foster-Miller, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Streeter, Brian Farrell
  • Patent number: 8435086
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a bracket for mounting a vertical cable manager to a rack. The bracket includes a first portion extending in a first direction, a second portion extending from the first portion in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, and a third portion extending from the second portion in a third direction substantially perpendicular to the second direction and substantially parallel to the first direction. The first portion of the bracket is adapted to snap-fit to the vertical cable manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. McGrath, Max W. Hibner, Thomas Chung Yin Wong
  • Patent number: 8398002
    Abstract: A fuel injection device includes a pressure control portion for controlling operation of a nozzle, and a body portion having therein a bent lead wire hole through which two lead wires of the pressure control portion are introduced to exterior. A first guide member having therein a pair of first guide grooves partitioned by a first partition member is inserted into the lead wire hole from one end side, a second guide member having therein a pair of second guide grooves partitioned by a second partition member is inserted into the lead wire hole from the other end side. The first partition member protrudes from one end portion of the first guide member to have a protrusion portion, which is fitted with a recess portion of the second partition portion at one end portion of the second guide member when the first and second guide members contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Shu Kagami, Jun Kondo, Tomoki Fujino
  • Patent number: 8277262
    Abstract: The invention relates to a PCB connector (1), comprising a housing (2) and a plurality of contact elements (3), every contact element (3) having a contact for connection to wires and a contact for connection to a printed circuit board. housing (2) is configured as one piece, the contact elements (3) being captively snap-locked in the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf-Dieter Busse
  • Patent number: 8226446
    Abstract: A terminal connector for a regulator and a method for connecting an external terminal to the terminal connector are provided, whereby the regulator is configured to control an output of a generator provided to a motorcycle. The terminal connector is configured to connect the regulator and external terminals using bolts and nuts, and includes a plurality of terminal units. Each terminal unit is individually connected to an external terminal, and is configured in a width direction of the terminal connector. Each terminal unit is configured as a support base for screw-tightening, to which one of the external terminals is connected by screwing, and includes an identification mark. At least two of the terminal units have different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kondo, Kuniaki Arakawa, Hajime Soda
  • Patent number: 8221169
    Abstract: A cable management fanning module includes an elongated base extending in a linear direction defining a longitudinal axis, and having a first end and an opposite second end. A plurality of cable retainers extend from the base, wherein each cable retainer includes a finger extending from the base to a distal end. The first and second ends of the base define an interlocking arrangement having reciprocal shapes, wherein the fanning module is mateable with additional fanning modules on one or both of the first and second ends having a reciprocal shape so as to form a fanning strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Foad Abdulakdir Mohamed Ahmed
  • Patent number: 8216004
    Abstract: A cable management system is provided including a rack for holding telecommunications equipment, and a ribcage cable support member along a vertical side of the rack. The ribcage cable support member includes a plurality of forwardly and rearwardly extending ribs. The ribs each include cable retention tabs. A plurality of spools are provided for cable storage on the ribcage cable support member. Holes through the ribcage cable support member allow access between the front and rear portions. An additional rack may be positioned on an opposite side of the ribcage cable support member to the first rack, and two columns of ribs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jay Follingstad, Eric Lovaasen, Jane Livingston, Al Feaster
  • Patent number: 8162700
    Abstract: A connection block mounting frame and method of use are disclosed. In one example, a connection block mounting frame includes a block mounting interface on a front end of the connection block mounting frame, the block mounting interface including a plurality of block mounting locations each configured to receive a connection block. The connection block mounting frame includes a mounting surface on a back side of the connection block mounting frame and including a plurality of mounting locations and a plurality of cable routing openings. The connection block mounting frame further includes a second surface on a back side of the connection block mounting frame offset from the mounting surface and forming a cable routing path along the back side and external to the connection block mounting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Cyle D. Petersen
  • Publication number: 20120080939
    Abstract: A power terminal block includes a base made of an insulator, a plurality of power terminals electrically insulated from each other and disposed on the base, and a plurality of terminal bases, each terminal base including a base connecting part made of a conductor and electrically coupled to the power terminals, and a first conductor connecting part made of a conductor, the first conductor connecting part being physically and electrically coupled to the base connecting part, the base connecting part and the first conductor connecting part being provided at different heights, wherein adjoining terminal bases, electrically coupled to power terminals supplied with currents with different electrical potentials, are coupled with the first conductor connecting parts of adjoining terminal bases disposed in different directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keishi SHIMOWAKE, Yoshinori HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 8100729
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a connecting head, a wiring assembly and a cable. The cable is assembled with the wiring assembly, and then the wiring assembly is assembled with the connecting head, thereby forming a cable connector. The wiring assembly has a rear-half portion and a front-half portion that are connected to each other. The distal end of the rear-half portion is recessed to form a plurality of wiring ports. The interior of each wiring port is provided with a plurality of cable troughs. The cable troughs extend toward the front-half portion to form a plurality of wiring slots on the front-half portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Jess-Link Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsu Chen, Chun-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 8066535
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting rack and an electronic device. The mounting rack includes a frame. An interface is defined in the frame. The frame includes a securing member. An electronic device is inserted in the mounting rack from front to back. The electronic device includes a back wall. The back wall is adjacent to the frame and defines a port for receiving a cable. The cable is secured to the securing member and inserted into the interface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Liang Hsiao, Hsueh-Chin Lu
  • Patent number: 7999183
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a base, an interconnected double-spine assembly topped by a top frame, and a pair of doors. The double-spine assembly is supported by the base. Each door is removably coupled at each lower corner to the base and at each upper corner to the top frame, thus permitting each door to be opened or hinged along either of its lateral sides or removed entirely. The double-spine assembly may support selectively repositionable mounting members, which may in turn support a large cable spool, a selectively repositionable shelf-mounted handle spool assembly, and various other cable management accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Daniel Alaniz, D. Brian Donowho, James I. Lawrence, Joshua James Young, Wayne Arnold Zahlit, Hillman Lee Bailey, Lawrence Randolph Gravell
  • Patent number: 7973242
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a vertical cable manager for routing cables or wires. The vertical cable manager includes a vertical trough with sets of fingers. The fingers include arrow-shaped ends, which allow installation and/or removal of cables and wires, while retaining the cables and wires in cable rings. In some embodiments, a door attached to the vertical cable manager can be removable from one or both sides of the trough. In some embodiments, the vertical cable manager can include removable spools that can be attached to the trough in various positions and configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent Jones, Jeremy Fink, Marcus Adrian Koukkari, Brian Lynn Mordick
  • Publication number: 20110111646
    Abstract: A cable management fanning module includes an elongated base extending in a linear direction defining a longitudinal axis, and having a first end and an opposite second end. A plurality of cable retainers extend from the base, wherein each cable retainer includes a finger extending from the base to a distal end. The first and second ends of the base define an interlocking arrangement having reciprocal shapes, wherein the fanning module is mateable with additional fanning modules on one or both of the first and second ends having a reciprocal shape so as to form a fanning strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: FOAD ABDULAKDIR MOHAMED AHMED
  • Patent number: 7939763
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a horizontal cable manager. A horizontal base can include a first molded section and an identical second molded section adapted to be coupled together. The horizontal cable manager can include a plurality of fingers extending from each one of the first molded section and the second molded section. The fingers can include a shaft and an arrow-shaped end. The arrow-shaped end can include a first triangular member and a second triangular member each coupled to opposite sides of the shaft at a first distance away from a distal end of the shaft. The horizontal cable manager can include hinge supports with a cover removably coupled to the hinge supports. The horizontal base can include an attachment hole, a first extension, and a second wing extension for temporary attachment to an electronic equipment rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: Trent Jones, Jeremy Fink, Marcus Adrian Koukkari, Brian Lynn Mordick
  • Patent number: 7915542
    Abstract: A cable support bracket includes a backplate with a number of structures extending transversely therefrom and defining a plurality of cable restraints and slots. The cable restraints have a series of projections formed on the transversely extending structures. Each cable restraint has a series of projections aligned so as to create matching barbs that secure electrical cables within the restraints. At least one transversely-extending structure acts as a spacer to ensure that electrical safety requirements regarding the distance between cables and internal walls are met when the bracket is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Robert C. Forbis
  • Patent number: 7893356
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a base, an interconnected double-spine assembly topped by a top frame, and a pair of doors. The double-spine assembly is supported by the base. Each door is removably coupled at each lower corner to the base and at each upper corner to the top frame, thus permitting each door to be opened or hinged along either of its lateral sides or removed entirely. The double-spine assembly may support selectively repositionable mounting members, which may in turn support a large cable spool, a selectively repositionable shelf-mounted handle spool assembly, and various other cable management accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Daniel Alaniz, D. Brian Donowho, James I. Lawrence, Joshua James Young, Wayne Arnold Zahlit
  • Patent number: 7875799
    Abstract: A cover plate for an angled patch panel is described. The angled patch panel has a frame which has mounting members on opposite longitudinal ends of the frame, where the mounting members are for mounting the angled patch panel to a plurality of locations on a network rack. The frame has a longitudinal profile at least a portion of which is angled with respect to a line extending between the longitudinal ends of the frame to define an area bounded by the longitudinal profile and the line extending between the longitudinal ends of the frame. The cover plate for the angled patch panel includes a plate having a shape substantially the same as this area. Further, the cover plate includes a plurality of plate mounting members to mount the plate at the plurality of locations on the network rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Robert E. Fransen, Mark J. Donnell, Paul M. Herbst, Jeremy S. Parrish
  • Patent number: 7828567
    Abstract: A carrier useful in the field of telecommunications to which a plurality of telecommunications modules are mountable. The carrier includes at least one spacer adapted to create a wire or cable slack by spacing the wires or cables from that part of the carrier on which the spacer is provided. An assembly comprising at least one carrier and at least one telecommunications module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Pierre Bonvallat, Guy Metral, Gaetan Perrier
  • Patent number: 7766701
    Abstract: A cable management system is provided including a rack for holding telecommunications equipment, and a ribcage cable support member along a vertical side of the rack. The ribcage cable support member includes a plurality of forwardly and rearwardly extending ribs. The ribs each include cable retention tabs. A plurality of spools are provided for cable storage on the ribcage cable support member. Holes through the ribcage cable support member allow access between the front and rear portions. An additional rack may be positioned on an opposite side of the ribcage cable support member to the first rack, and two columns of ribs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jay Follingstad, Eric Lovaasen, Jane Livingston, Al Feaster
  • Patent number: 7695323
    Abstract: Cable managers of the present invention include a panel, at least two adjacent spaced-apart projections, which define an opening therebetween, and a tab connected to at least one of the projections. The tab assists in cable routing and retention. In one embodiment, the tab extends to a distance at least midway between a top surface of the one projection and the bottom surface of the other projection. In another embodiment, a distance between a top surface of the tab on one projection and the bottom surface of another adjacent projection is between about 0.10 inches and about 0.30 inches. In yet another embodiment, a cable manager comprises separable portions, and at least one spacer member which is adapted to be attached to each of separable first and second portions. The spacer member increases the width of the manager to provide additional space to run cable within the manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. McGrath, Max W. Hibner, Thomas Chung Yin Wong
  • Patent number: 7637773
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to an angled patch panel with a variable angle, the patch panel may be mounted on a communication rack and may have first and second patch panel elements connected by a hinge to enable angular movement of the patch panel elements relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: RIT Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Pinchas Shifris, Yaakov Haggay, Uriya Mantver, Ilan Kelmer
  • Publication number: 20090280696
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is described which comprises an insulative housing comprised of at least one terminal receiving cavity, having a terminal opening and a mating terminal opening. A primary latch is positioned in the cavity provides a space between the primary latch and a base wall and an insulative contact extends laterally of the primary latch and is profiled to deflect the primary latch towards the base wall upon deflection of the insulative contact. An electrical terminal is positioned in the at least one cavity; and a terminal position assurance member is insertable below the primary latch and within the space. When the electrical terminal is fully positioned, the space is sufficient to accept the terminal position assurance member, and when the terminal is not fully inserted, the insulative contact is deflected by the electrical terminal, and the space is insufficient to accept the electrical terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Dale Brown
  • Publication number: 20090130920
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting strip (1) for telecommunications and mid-range communications technology, comprising a housing (2) and at least two contact elements (11), wherein the contact element (11) comprises a first contact (12) for the connection of wires or cables and a second contact (13) for contacting a printed circuit board, the second contact (13) taking the form of a press-fit pin contact or a tuning-fork contact, and in which the first contact (12) is aligned towards the upper side (3) of the housing (2), and the second contact (13) is aligned towards the underside (4) of the housing (2), the first contacts (12) being arranged laterally offset from the longitudinal axis (L) of the housing (2), and on the opposite side at least one fin (8) being arranged so that between the first contacts (12) and the fin (8) a trench (9) is formed, the contact element (11) being constructed with a bracket (15) positioned above the second contact (13), aligned towards the upper side (3) of the housing (2),
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Muller, Harald Klein, Heiko Neumetzler
  • Publication number: 20090093169
    Abstract: Cable managers of the present invention include a panel, at least two adjacent spaced-apart projections, which define an opening therebetween, and a tab connected to at least one of the projections. The tab assists in cable routing and retention. In one embodiment, the tab extends to a distance at least midway between a top surface of the one projection and the bottom surface of the other projection. In another embodiment, a distance between a top surface of the tab on one projection and the bottom surface of another adjacent projection is between about 0.10 inches and about 0.30 inches. In yet another embodiment, a cable manager comprises separable portions, and at least one spacer member which is adapted to be attached to each of separable first and second portions. The spacer member increases the width of the manager to provide additional space to run cable within the manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. McGrath, Thomas Wong, Max W. Hibner
  • Publication number: 20090047844
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) according to the present invention includes an insulative housing (1) and a pair of conductive terminals (2). The housing includes a wire connecting portion (11) for connecting a wire and a mating port (10) with a receiving space (101) at the center thereof adapted for receiving a complementary connector, and the wire connecting portion defines a plurality of surfaces. The pair of conductive terminals include mating portions (22) received in the receiving space and soldering portions (21) surface mounted on different surfaces of the wire connecting portion of the housing so that the soldering portion of the terminals is separated by the wire connecting portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Chang-Yin Wang, Wei-Ya Cheng
  • Patent number: 7488218
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a retainer adapted to restrain a plurality of electrical conductors. The electrical conductors can be operably connectable to one or more circuit breakers. The retainer can be adapted to define a plurality of through-holes. Each of the plurality of through-holes can be adapted to nondestructively receive therethrough a conductor from the plurality of electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Dixon, Roland Joseph Montalbo
  • Publication number: 20090029602
    Abstract: An electrical connector suitable for use in an adapter. The connector includes conductive elements that can be routed in three dimensions to facilitate interconnections between connectors used to form an adapter. Simplified construction is achieved through use of connector wafers, each of which route signals in a plane such that when the wafers are organized side-by-side in a connector, signals may be routed through multiple parallel planes. Some of the wafers may include holes through which conductive elements from other wafers may pass, to that signal may be routed in a third dimension, perpendicular to the parallel planes. The adapter may be mounted on a printed circuit board or other substrate with active components. Signals may pass through the adapter in one of the parallel planes or may be routed for conditioning in the active components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, David Manter
  • Publication number: 20090004926
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector in which, while miniaturization and thinning are attained at a level equivalent to the conventional art, it is possible to prevent a phenomenon that molten solder drips from a wire connecting portion to form a solder bridge between adjacent contacts, from occurring, and a cable can be soldered to the wire connecting portion with excellent workability and high strength. In the connector of the invention, each of terminal portions (25) of plural contacts (20) which are juxtaposed in the pitch direction has a wire connecting portion (26, 27, 28) to which a lead wire (71, 72, 73, 74) drawn out from a cable (70) is to be soldered. The wire connecting portion is expansively opened along the connector thickness direction which is perpendicular to: an insertion/extraction direction of the connector with respect to a counter connector; and the pitch direction perpendicular to the insertion/extraction direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiharu Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20080293268
    Abstract: The distribution connecting module for telecommunications and data systems technology, comprises a housing inside of which input and output contacts for connecting lines and wires are placed, said contacts being accessible from the exterior. The housing is provided with a cavity inside of which at least one printed circuit board is placed. The input and output contacts are situated on the opposing faces of the housing. The input contacts are provided in the form of at least one connector strip with insulation displacement contacts. The input and output contacts can be detachably connected to the printed circuit board. The connector strip supporting the input contacts is detachably connected to the housing via a front part. The insulation displacement contacts are connected to the printed circuit board via fork contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf-Dieter Busse, Joachim Stark, Harald Klein, Antony Nijhuis
  • Patent number: 7445521
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a retainer adapted to restrain a plurality of electrical conductors. The electrical conductors can be operably connectable to one or more circuit breakers. The retainer can be adapted to define a plurality of through-holes. Each of the plurality of through-holes can be adapted to nondestructively receive therethrough a conductor from the plurality of electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scott Dixon, Roland Joseph Montalbo
  • Publication number: 20080268719
    Abstract: A telecommunications connector including a connector housing; a plurality of connector contacts in the connector housing; a substrate having first plated through holes for receiving termination ends of the connector contacts, the first plated through holes arranged in an area on the substrate; a plurality of termination contacts, the plurality of termination contacts positioned in second plated through holes in the substrate; the second plated through holes intersecting the area on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: The Siemon Company
    Inventors: John A. Siemon, Brian Celella, James Frey, David Medeiros, Maxwell K. Yip, Joseph Favale, Randy J. Below, Chris Acuna, Marc Pardee
  • Patent number: 7442094
    Abstract: A telecommunications module includes a housing, a plurality of contacts, which are exposed to allow the connection of wires herewith, and a connecting device for connecting at least some of the contacts with other contacts of the telecommunications module, wherein the connecting device is partially accommodated in the housing an d partially extends outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Friedrich Wilhelm Denter, Hans-Dieter Otto, Christine B. Bund, Cornel Schaub, Bernd Lindenbeck
  • Patent number: 7407389
    Abstract: The distribution connecting module for telecommunications and data systems technology, comprises a housing inside of which input and output contacts for connecting lines and wires are placed, said contacts being accessible from the exterior. The housing is provided with a cavity inside of which at least one printed circuit board is placed. The input and output contacts are situated on the opposing faces of the housing. The input contacts are provided in the form of at least one connector strip with insulation displacement contacts. The input and output contacts can be detachably connected to the printed circuit board. The connector strip supporting the input contacts is detachably connected to the housing via a front part. The insulation displacement contacts are connected to the printed circuit board via fork contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf-Dieter Busse, Joachim Stark, Harald Klein, Antony Nijhuis
  • Patent number: 7396999
    Abstract: A device for receiving and organizing twisted pairs of conductors from a cable having a plurality of twisted pairs of conductors includes a block with upper and lower surfaces, first and second opposing end walls that define a longitudinal axis, and first and second opposing side walls. The block further comprises at least one aperture extending from the upper surface toward the lower surface, the aperture being sized and configured to receive each of the plurality of twisted pairs of a cable. Each of the side walls includes at least one open-ended slot opening downwardly, each of the slots being sized and configured to receive a respective twisted pair of conductors. In this configuration, the device can facilitate termination of twisted pair conductors onto IDCs or the like and can provide a termination with less dimensional variation (and, in turn, less variation in electrical performance) than prior termination devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: CommScope Solutions Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy C. Miller, Troy J. Long, Danny L. Satterthwaite
  • Patent number: 7393243
    Abstract: A patch panel mountable to a network rack is provided. The patch panel may include a frame with first and second mounting portions that are each located at opposite longitudinal ends of the frame. The frame may also include a first panel section adjacent to the first mounting portion and a second panel section adjacent to the second mounting portion. The first and second panel sections may be angled relative to each other. Additionally, the first panel section may include a first row of connector openings aligned along a first pitch line, with the first pitch line preferably being angled relative to the longitudinal length of the first panel section. Similarly, the second panel section may include a second row of connector openings aligned along a second pitch line, with the second pitch line preferably being angled relative to the longitudinal length of the second panel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Jack E. Caveney
  • Patent number: 7381100
    Abstract: A cable management system is provided including a rack for holding telecommunications equipment, and a ribcage cable support member along a vertical side of the rack. The ribcage cable support member includes a plurality of forwardly and rearwardly extending ribs. The ribs each include cable retention tabs. A plurality of spools are provided for cable storage on the ribcage cable support member. Holes through the ribcage cable support member allow access between the front and rear portions. An additional rack may be positioned on an opposite side of the ribcage cable support member to the first rack, and two columns of ribs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jay Follingstad, Eric Lovaasen, Jane Livingston, Al Feaster
  • Patent number: 7371130
    Abstract: A coaxial cable covering apparatus includes a plate that has a first side, a second side and a peripheral edge. The plate has at least one mounting opening extending therethrough. A flange is attached to and is coextensive with the peripheral edge. The flange is angled with respect to a plane of the plate. The flange has an outer edge has a notch therein. The notch extends toward the peripheral edge of the plate. The first side of the plate has a trough therein aligned with the notch. The trough is elongated and a coaxial cable is positionable in the notch and extended along a portion of the trough. At least one fastener may be extending through the at least one mounting opening to secure the plate to a dwelling wall. The plate is positioned over an outlet to hold the coaxial cable flush with the dwelling wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Inventors: Michael F. Grant, Steve Mills
  • Patent number: 7303446
    Abstract: A frame assembly for mounting an insulation displacement connector block includes a base frame and a modular subframe attached to the base frame. The subframe is capable of being attached to the base frame in a first position or a second position, which are generally perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Proprties Company
    Inventors: Douglas P. Hills, Jerome A. Pratt
  • Patent number: 7285027
    Abstract: Cable managers of the present invention include a panel, at least two adjacent spaced-apart projections, which define an opening therebetween, and a tab connected to at least one of the projections. The tab assists in cable routing and retention. In one embodiment, the tab extends to a distance at least midway between a top surface of the one projection and the bottom surface of the other projection. In another embodiment, a distance between a top surface of the tab on one projection and the bottom surface of another adjacent projection is between about 0.10 inches and about 0.30 inches. In yet another embodiment, a cable manager comprises separable portions, and at least one spacer member which is adapted to be attached to each of separable first and second portions. The spacer member increases the width of the manager to provide additional space to run cable within the manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. McGrath, Thomas Wong, Max W. Hibner
  • Patent number: 7258583
    Abstract: A cable management arm (12) has elongate arms (22) and protuberances (26) which are spaced apart to define generally serpentine spaces (28) for passing cabling (44) to secure the cabling (44) within the cable management arm (12). The elongate arms (22) extend from lower portions (20) of the cable management arm (12), spaced apart from a vertical side (16) of the cable management arm (12). Upper portions (18) of the cable management arm (12) have edge recesses (24) formed therein to define the protuberances (26). A second cable management arm (102) has opposed cable retention members (138, 142) defined by generally serpentine slots (136) formed into tubular members (122) secured to elongate sections (104, 108) of the second cable management arm (102). The serpentine slots (136) define cable entry openings (144) for passing cabling (44) into the tubular members (122) to secure the cabling (44) to the cable management arms (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Central Industrial Supply Company
    Inventor: Julian S. Baiza
  • Patent number: 7220150
    Abstract: A cable management system is provided including a rack for holding telecommunications equipment, and a ribcage cable support member along a vertical side of the rack. The ribcage cable support member includes a plurality of forwardly and rearwardly extending ribs. The ribs each include cable retention tabs. A plurality of spools are provided for cable storage on the ribcage cable support member. Holes through the ribcage cable support member allow access between the front and rear portions. An additional rack may be positioned on an opposite side of the ribcage cable support member to the first rack, and two columns of ribs are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jay Follingstad, Eric Lovaasen, Jane Livingston, Al Feaster
  • Patent number: 7153142
    Abstract: System and method for automatically obtaining the connectivity status, or map, of a cabling system in data and/or voice networks are disclosed. A suitable retrofit kit for this purpose comprises a plurality of upgraded patch cords for replacement of respective used patch cords through which scanning signals are forwarded by a scanning system and a plurality of adapter panels attached to a respective patch panel that includes for a connectivity status indicator and an electrical contact for mating with the corresponding electrical scanning contact of an upgraded patch cord. Scanning signals received by an electrical contact are processed to generate data that represents the current connectivity status, or map, of the cabling system. A plurality of adapter plugs for initializing the scanning system by a first connectivity status, or map, is also provided. Cabling system management is effected with the first and current connectivity status, or map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: RIT Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Pinhas Shifris, Yaakov Haggay
  • Patent number: 7119280
    Abstract: A cable harness, cable clip, and bundle clip, which may be used individually or in combination, to perform cable management for a rack mounted installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Ray, Adolpho Gonzalez, William R. Jones, III