Screw-thread-operated Securing Part Patents (Class 439/727)
  • Patent number: 9231340
    Abstract: A releasable electrical contact connection is formed between a first plug part and a complementary second plug part. The first plug part has an electrically conductive screw bolt on which a cable end can be mechanically and electrically connected by a threaded nut, the cable end and the threaded nut being part of the second plug connector. The cable end and the threaded nut are disposed in an insulating plug housing of the second plug part and are held movably in the direction of a longitudinal axis of the screw bolt in the plug housing, in order to establish or release the electrical and mechanical connection. The threaded nut can be rotated from outside the plug housing. The plug housing is surrounded by an insulating housing wall of the first plug part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Decker, Holger Schlotter
  • Patent number: 8894449
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a compact terminal block. [Means for solving problem] A terminal block 1 includes: a terminal block main body 2 on which a plurality of seating surfaces 13 are provided; a plurality of fixing members 3 penetrating first and second connection terminals and fixing the first and second connection terminals to the seating surfaces 13 in a manner that the first connection terminals are connected to electronic devices, and the second connection terminals 8 to be electrically connected to the first connection terminals are overlapped with the seating surfaces 13. The seating surfaces 13 are sloped relative to a direction W that the first and second connection terminals are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Hajime Kato, Tatsuya Goto
  • Publication number: 20130136286
    Abstract: An electrical wire connector adapted to establish galvanic contact between a first device and a second device is provided where the connector wire includes: an outer tube of soft bendable material, and a plug at least at a first end of the wire connector facilitating galvanic contact with the first device, where the plug includes a housing which is mechanically coupled to the tube and surrounds at least an end portion of the tube, wherein further the tension relief fibre is coupled to the housing of the plug and/or to the end portion of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventor: OTICON S/S
  • Publication number: 20130084757
    Abstract: An electrical connector system and method for making same, for joining adjacent ends of electrical power conductors, including a female connector assembly and a male connector assembly. Each of the female and male connector assemblies is provided with push-in type, spring mechanism to facilitate the insertion of a bared end of an electrical conductor, into the respective female or male connector housing for secured engagement of the bared end of the electrical conductor, without the assembler having to make physical contact with any electrically conductive structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Sushil N. Keswani
  • Patent number: 8303350
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is an electrical apparatus (1) having a screw terminal for connecting electrical conductors, comprising a housing (3) with an upper face and a lower face (5, 7) and at least two screw shafts (9) which are arranged next to one another in the housing (3), wherein the screw shafts (9) each have a screw feed opening (12) on the upper face (5) and extend in the direction of the lower face (7). A transition region (11) connects the screw shafts (9) to one another. Projections (17) are arranged on the inner face of the screw shafts (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Antje Skowranek
  • Patent number: 7994416
    Abstract: A set of electrical connector pins for a thermocouple includes two materially similar conductor pairs, each conductor pair having conductors composed of a different material, and carried by an electrically insulating connector housing. The different materials of the conductor pairs provide a partial compensation to the thermocouple EMF developed between the hot junction and the cold junction when engaged thereto for the different type thermocouples. The conductors of each pair are operable to engage with two thermoelement conductors that form a thermocouple of differing types. The thermocouples provide a hot junction electrical interconnection therebetween at one end and are coupled to a cold junction at another end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: William C Schuh
  • Patent number: 7819707
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure that includes a first connection portion of the connection member that is fixedly fastened to the first terminal by a fastening bolt, and a second connection portion of the connection member that is connected to the second terminal through an insertable/removable plug, the first connection portion is fixedly fastened to the first terminal by inserting the fastening bolt through an insertion hole provided in one of the connection member and the first terminal, and fastening the fastening bolt in a fastening hole provided in the other of the connection member and the first terminal, the insertion hole is formed larger than a diameter of a shaft-like portion of the fastening bolt, and an inserting/removing direction of the plug and an axial direction of the fastening bolt are substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Aoki, Hiromichi Agata, Tatsuyuki Uechi, Tomoo Atarashi, Natsuki Sada, Masahiro Tanae, Manabu Miyazawa, Isao Fujishima, Daisuke Iimura
  • Publication number: 20100248542
    Abstract: An audio connector includes: a body; a terminal plug fixed in position to the body and having a guide plate penetrating the body for supporting and being electrically connected to the conductive ends of a multi-core wire; a wire collecting member disposed inside the body, wherein the wire collecting member and the guide plate collectively define a receiving space for receiving and collecting the conductive ends of the multi-core wire; and a pressing member disposed inside the wire collecting member for pressing the conductive ends of the multi-core wire in conjunction with the guide plate and the wire collecting member, wherein a maximum width of the receiving space is smaller than or equal to that of the pressing surface of the pressing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: FURUTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoji NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20100105253
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure that includes a first connection portion of the connection member that is fixedly fastened to the first terminal by a fastening bolt, and a second connection portion of the connection member that is connected to the second terminal through an insertable/removable plug, the first connection portion is fixedly fastened to the first terminal by inserting the fastening bolt through an insertion hole provided in one of the connection member and the first terminal, and fastening the fastening bolt in a fastening hole provided in the other of the connection member and the first terminal, the insertion hole is formed larger than a diameter of a shaft-like portion of the fastening bolt, and an inserting/removing direction of the plug and an axial direction of the fastening bolt are substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Aoki, Hiromichi Agata, Tatsuyuki Uechi, Tomoo Atarashi, Natsuki Sada, Masahiro Tanae, Manabu Miyazawa, Isao Fujishima, Daisuke Iimura
  • Publication number: 20090137160
    Abstract: A contact-making unit including a holding unit and a screw with a head and a shank. The holding unit includes a connection part-holding section into which at least one connection part can be inserted, and a screw-holding section into which the screw is inserted in a longitudinal direction of the holding unit in such a way that the screw is held captively in the screw-holding section in the longitudinal direction but in a rotatable fashion, and in that a connection part which is inserted into the connection part-holding section can make electrical contact with the inserted screw. A radially protruding bearing section is formed on the head of the screw, and the screw-holding section has a shoulder section which axially supports the bearing section on the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: NEWFREY LLC
    Inventors: Reinhold OPPER, Jochen HAIN, Michael KRENGEL
  • Patent number: 7084342
    Abstract: An apparatus and system is presented for partially compensating the cold junction of a thermocouple system using low cost semi-compensated conductors of system components accommodating various thermocouple types. The thermocouple system, comprises a thermocouple portion comprising two thermocouple types, each type composed of two different thermoelectric materials joined to form a hot junction, a semi-compensation portion comprising two substantially similar conductor pairs, each composed of a different material, wherein one conductor of each pair is composed of a material different than the thermoelectric materials of the respective thermocouple type of the thermocouple portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: William C. Schuh
  • Patent number: 6921300
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an elongated metal base portion, a releasable cable clamp at each opposite end of the base portion, and a connector block of electrical insulating material secured to the base portion between the cable clamps. The connector block has at least one passage therethrough extending from one end of the connector block to an opposite end thereof. A metal connector tube in each passage receives end portions of wires of two electrical cables to effect an electrical connection therebetween, each cable clamp being operable to clamp a respective cable to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventor: Joe Bartok
  • Patent number: 6830473
    Abstract: An improved lamp socket assembly having a modified common metal screw shell riveted to an insulated base, connected to the screw shell is an elongated conductive strip that extends down the side of the insulated bas. A pair of contact screws being arranged oppositely vertically and horizontally offset from each other via a center of the insulated base so as not to interfere with each other when making electrical contact with conductor of lamp wires. The contact screws both penetrate an insulated layer of the wires without piercing through whereby causing the wire to bend and bulge for providing an electrical contact quickly and safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventor: Jerry Salvatore Trainello
  • Patent number: 6764355
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a conductive bridge strap for electrically connecting together a plurality of selected bus bars respectively arranged in chambers contained in a row in the upper portion of a housing formed of synthetic plastic insulating material. Horizontal fastening screws bias the bus bars into respective engagement with conductors inserted downwardly into the chambers via top openings contained in a lid or cover for the housing, and resilient contacts are carried by the bottom portions of the bus bars for engagement by wires inserted upwardly into the chambers via bottom openings contained in the bottom of the housing. In a preferred embodiment, spaced portions of the conductive bridge strap defined by a vertical slot in the leg of the U-shaped bridge member extend within the respective chambers and are permanently secured to the associated bus bars, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Ude, Klaus Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 6632104
    Abstract: A hermetic or semi-hermetic terminal assembly having a cup-shaped body portion with a generally flat bottom wall and at least one opening in the bottom wall defined by an annular lip extending into the cup. One current conducting pin extends through each opening and beyond the lip on both ends of the body portion, the inner end of the pin being on the dish side of the cup-shaped body portion, and the outer end on the outer side of the body. A resilient plastic material is molded into place within the body portion to bond the pin to an inside surface of the lip with a hermetic seal. The plastic extends beyond the face of the body portion and bonds to the pin to provide the desired air path between the respective pins and each other and/or the face of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Tariq Quadir
  • Patent number: 6354889
    Abstract: A body plate receives a knob, retained in the body plate by a simplified terminal, to form a complete multiple-threaded terminal device. Each terminal firmly fixes into the body plate by locking into integrally formed stage portions. Each knob is retained by the snap-in terminal and preventative elements formed integrally in both the body plate and the rotating control. In a second embodiment, a body plate receives a knob and a terminal, each retained in the body plate by a rear cover, to form a complete multiple-threaded terminal device. Each rear cover firmly fixes into the body plate by locking in an integrally formed peripheral frame. Each knob is retained by the snap-in rear cover and preventative elements formed integrally with both the body plate and the rotating control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuda, Nobuyuki Mano, Masamitsu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 6220902
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for connecting an object to a device. The apparatus and method employ a device having a receptacle and a collet having jaws receivable in the receptacle such that the receptacle bears upon the jaws to close the jaws to grip an object disposed therein when the jaws are received in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Unit Electrical Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: Ivan Ivandic, Vladimir Ivandic
  • Patent number: 5476397
    Abstract: Wire terminal clamp having a wire receiving means situated in a surface, a wire clamping member and a means for moving the wire clamping member across the surface, so that when the wire clamping member is moved in one direction a wire end can be clamped and when the wire clamping member is moved in an opposite direction any wire end that is clamped can be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Pittway Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Leff, Charles Lacarrubba
  • Patent number: 5445543
    Abstract: A terminal lug adaptor for positioning on a compressor terminal, of the type wherein the terminal spade has been removed, which includes positioning a new terminal sleeve around the compressor terminal; placing a housing over the terminal sleeve, the housing further comprising a slip lug so that as the lug is rotated, the lug forces a movable divider against the sleeve so that the sleeve is permanently tightened around the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Inventor: Paul R. Williams
  • Patent number: 5427550
    Abstract: Multi-terminal connector assembly comprising a housing made of plastic, a first row of terminals insertable side-by-side into the housing for the introduction and connection of lead wires and a second row of terminal insertable side-by-side into the housing. The second row of terminals is arranged in a stair-like manner above and behind the row in the direction of insertion. Terminal pins are provided for the terminals, projecting from the base of the housing in two rows offset from each other in the insertion direction. The housing having a base parallel to the rows of terminals and to the insertion direction. The housing is designed as a single piece whereby the terminals of the first row can be introduced into the housing from the front in the insertion direction and wherein the terminals of the second row can be introduced into the housing from the rear in the direction opposite to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: RIA Electronic
    Inventor: Dieter Jaag
  • Patent number: 5380227
    Abstract: An electrical terminal 10 has two electrical connectors 16 and 18 carried by upper 12 and lower 14 insulating body members by which it is clamped to a mounting 84. Each connector has a terminal hole 64 and carries an insulating knob 66, 68, which is screw adjustable over an upper length 52 of the connector to open and close the terminal hole 64 while providing an insulating cover for the upper length of each connector. The body member 12 extends over the connectors 16 and 18 to encompass the terminal holes 64 and has access holes 38 and 40 which coincide with the respective terminal holes 64. The upper body member 12 has cavities 20 and 22 within which the insulating knobs 66 and 68 are accommodated respectively as they are adjusted longitudinally on their respective connectors. The structure and dimensions of the terminal 10 preferably ensure that the connectors in the body 12 and knobs are inaccessible to a test finger when the terminal is mounted on a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Cliff Electronic Components Limited
    Inventor: Robert W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5173060
    Abstract: A terminal block, by means of which a multi-core cable is connected to several drop wires, may be repaired by positioning an adapter over its binding posts. The adapter has an aperture into which a non-stripped, non-split, multi-core drop wire can be inserted such that one core of the drop wire is adjacent one binding post. Caps are then screwed onto the binding posts to make contact with respective cores, prebinding posts to make contact with respective cores, preferably by cutting through insulation of the drop wire. The adapter may be adjustable to suit different sizes of terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald L. Shimirak, Paul S. Chan
  • Patent number: 4826449
    Abstract: Insulation displacement terminal member having cantilever spring contact members which are spaced-apart to receive a conductor between them. Each contact member has an outward projection for engagement with the wall of a cavity of a connector housing to prevent undue movement apart of the members when a heavily insulated conductor is forced between them under extremely cold conditions. Ideally, the projections are convex to permit a rolling action upon the cavity wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: George Debortoli, Remo Contardo, Paul R. Despault
  • Patent number: 4795377
    Abstract: An arrangement for clamping an electric conductor includes a clamping cage having a threaded bore centered on a central axis. A clamping screw is received in the threaded bore for threading in and out along a predetermined path centered on the central axis. An insertion receptacle for the electric conductor is accommodated in the clamping cage and extends substantially parallel to the central axis. A pressure member is mounted in the clamping cage for pivoting about a pivot axis out of and back into an open position thereof and extends into the predetermined path. A spring urges the pressure member toward its open position. The spring is an integral unitary portion of the clamping cage and extends from an outer contour of the clamping cage towards the pressure member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmueller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hartmut Schmode, Peter Kruger, Manfred Wilmes
  • Patent number: 4767354
    Abstract: A self-stripping electrical connector has a grounded bar formed with at least one threaded bore, a dielectric lower support part secured to the bar over the bore and formed with two adjacent outwardly open lower guide passages, a pair of electrically conductive and generally parallel lower tubes having lower ends formed with slots aligned with the respective lower passages and upper ends also formed with slots, and respective guides on the lower support part carrying the tubes for movement toward and away from the bar with the lower-end slots aligned with the respective lower passages. A dielectric upper support part overlies the lower part and is formed with two adjacent outwardly open upper guide passages aligned with the upper-end slots of the respective tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Carpano & Pons
    Inventor: Yves Saligny