Insulating Tube, Sleeve, Or Cap Concentrically Surrounding Part Of Connector Patents (Class 439/738)
  • Patent number: 9350094
    Abstract: An electrical circuit including at least one electrical component, such as a power component, and an electrical flex circuit, and at least one electrical conductor part connecting the electrical component to the flex circuit, the electrical conductor part including at least a first contact portion configured to receive in contact a contact element of the electrical power component and a second contact portion configured to receive in contact a conductive layer of the electrical flex circuit, the extent of the width of the second contact portion corresponding to the width of the flex circuit, and the extent of the length of same being adjusted to provide a contact surface that one of transmitting a density of electrical current of between 4.5 and 5.5 A/mm2 and allowing the electrical circuit to support a current specific to the power component, i.e. between 30 and 80 A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Tony Lhommeau, Stephane Sorel
  • Patent number: 9083101
    Abstract: A technique is provided for connecting a power cable to a submersible component. A connector system is used to form the connection and comprises a plurality of individual connectors for connecting power carrying conductors to the submersible component. Each of the individual connectors is separately connectable to the submersible component which enables improved sealing with respect to the submersible component. In multi-phase power applications, individual connectors can be used for each phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur I Watson, Gregory H Manke, Wayne L Costa, Kevin T Scarsdale, Chris E Featherby
  • Patent number: 8641457
    Abstract: A technique is provided for connecting a power cable to a submersible component. A connector system is used to form the connection and comprises a plurality of individual connectors for connecting power carrying conductors to the submersible component. Each of the individual connectors is separately connectable to the submersible component which enables improved sealing with respect to the submersible component. In multi-phase power applications, individual connectors can be used for each phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur I. Watson, Gregory H. Manke, Wayne L. Costa, Kevin T. Scarsdale, Chris E. Featherby
  • Publication number: 20130217257
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for a cable for distributing power. The connector includes a first end, a second end, and a midsection, and includes a female connector and a male connector. The female connector includes a tapered female insulator and a female contact defining at least one first radial aperture. The female connector further includes a first retaining screw received within a corresponding aperture defined in the female insulator to secure assembly thereof. The male connector includes a tapered male insulator defining a second taper and a male contact defining at least one second radial aperture. The male connector further includes a second retaining screw received within a corresponding aperture defined in the male insulator to secure assembly thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: John Bogart
  • Patent number: 7892047
    Abstract: A single pole cable connector includes a tamper-resistant locking system. The locking system includes a locking disk and a corresponding unlocking tool for removing the locking disk from the connector to provide access to the locking mechanism. Single pole cable connector systems include male and female single pole cable connectors in mating engagement. Disengagement of the male and female connectors involves removing the locking disk using the unlocking tool to access and release the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Carl Craig Strickland, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090275246
    Abstract: A single pole cable connector includes a tamper-resistant locking system. The locking system includes a locking disk and a corresponding unlocking tool for removing the locking disk from the connector to provide access to the locking mechanism. Single pole cable connector systems include male and female single pole cable connectors in mating engagement. Disengagement of the male and female connectors involves removing the locking disk using the unlocking tool to access and release the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Carl Craig Strickland, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090181583
    Abstract: The tubular terminal for a cable, in particular a medium or high voltage cable, comprises a first connector having at least one terminal end for connecting to at least one mating second connector adapted to be connected to a cable and engaged with the first connector for making electrical contact therewith upon connection of the second connector to the at least one terminal end of the first connector. Furthermore, the tubular terminal comprises a shrinkable sleeve having a first tubular portion and a second tubular portion extending from the first tubular portion. The first tubular portion of the shrinkable sleeve is fixedly arranged around the first connector. The second tubular portion of the shrinkable sleeve is adapted to extend beyond the at least one terminal end of the first connector for covering a mating second connector and cable attached thereto when the second connector is connected to the at least one terminal end of the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Raymond Krabs
  • Publication number: 20090156057
    Abstract: A single pole cable connector includes an insulating sleeve defining a channel and a non-circular contact positioned in the channel. The insulating sleeve may further include a non-circular, nonmetallic locking sleeve defining a portion of the channel. The channel and contact may be hexagonal-shaped in some cases. The insulating sleeve may have an exterior surface having two flat surfaces disposed opposite each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Carl Craig STRICKLAND, JR.
  • Patent number: 7413478
    Abstract: In order to connect an electric PE (protective earth) contact with an electrically conductive connector housing, PE (protective earth) contact that is realized in the form of a pin or socket contact and arranged in a sleeve of an insulating supply insert that is directly contacted with the connector housing and fixed by means of a screw connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Harting Electronics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Kleinschmidt, Marco Tadje
  • Patent number: 7329156
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical connector for connecting a core of a machine cable (37) to a pin (28) or a socket (32) of an electrical connection device. The connector has a first part and a second part. The first and second parts have first and second locking surfaces respectively and first and second separate contact surfaces (50, 52). The second part further includes a projection for securing the core of the machine cable and which is electrically connected to the second contact surface. The contact surfaces are so arranged that when the locking surfaces are interlocked, the contact surfaces are in electrical contact with each other so that an electrical contact is established between the core of the machine cable and the pin or socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Head Electrical International Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Wells
  • Patent number: 6443780
    Abstract: An electric submersible pump is provided having a pothead connector for use to connect a downhole cable to an electric motor of the submersible pump. The pothead connector has a tubular housing having an upper and a lower end. The downhole cable has electrical conductors which are separately covered by insulation layers. Lead sheaths separately extend around each of the insulation layers to encase each of the electrical conductors. The downhole cable extends through the rearward end and into the tubular housing, and then is electrical connected to the electric motor through the lower end of the tubular housing. An insulating block is provided in the lower end of the tubular housing for separating electrical conductors in alignment for mating with a connector mounted to the electric motor. A conductor pin is secured to the insulating block and to each of the conductors. The conductor pin abuts against an internal shoulder within a bore of the insulating block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Phillip R. Wilbourn, Leonard M. Plummer, Don C. Cox
  • Patent number: 6409542
    Abstract: One embodiment of a shielded cable assembly as disclosed herein includes a connector body including a wire attachment region. A contact member, including a wire attachment portion, is mounted on the connector body with the wire attachment portion positioned adjacent to the wire attachment region of the connector body. An insulating insert, including a wire-receiving region, is positioned adjacent to the connector body with at least a portion of the wire attachment region of the connector body extending into the wire-receiving region. A wire of a cable extends into the wire-receiving region of the insulating insert and is electrically connected to the wire attachment portion of the contact member. A shielding body, including an insert-receiving region, has at least a portion of the insulating insert positioned in the insert-receiving region. An insulating cover covers at least a portion of the shielding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Alcatel, societe anonyme
    Inventors: James W. Ivey, Jr., Keith Bass
  • Patent number: 6309258
    Abstract: A single-pole electrical connector includes an insulating sleeve and a retention ring positioned in the insulating sleeve. The retention ring defines an inner channel and a groove in a surface of the inner channel. The retention ring also includes a threaded hole intersecting the groove. A screw positioned in the threaded hole blocks the groove when in an extended position and leaves the groove unblocked when in a retracted position. A contact positioned in the inner channel includes a drive pin positioned in the groove. The contact is secured within the insulating sleeve when the screw is in the extended position and movable relative to the insulating sleeve when the screw is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Jeffrey Measley
  • Patent number: 6150741
    Abstract: In an alternating current generator for vehicles, an output terminal of a rectifier circuit is tightly fixed to a positive-polarity side heat radiation fin by tightening a nut. A resin bushing is fitted around the nut to insulate electrically the output terminal. The bushing has a flange on its outer peripheral surface. A rear cover made of resin is attached to cover the flange, so that the rear cover restrains the bushing from moving along and turning around the output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hayashi, Hitoshi Irie
  • Patent number: 5842891
    Abstract: An external ground isolation connector for use with a cable splice closure includes a housing having a keyed bore formed therein. A ground stud is keyed for extending through the bore in the housing so as to limit rotation of the stud within the housing. The ground stud has a first end for extending into an associated cable closure for connection to an internal ground wire, and a second end for extending externally of the cable closure for connection to an external ground wire. A port is formed in the housing for receiving the external ground wire. The first end of the ground stud is provided to be sealed with the housing and the closure and the second end of the ground stud is provided to be sealed with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Rebers
  • Patent number: 5681189
    Abstract: A thread protector system includes one or more thread protectors, each thread protector including an axially compressible tube with a tapered central passageway and a tapered exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Augat Inc.
    Inventor: David Edward Dunham
  • Patent number: 4959022
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector for conducting electricity across the interface of two areas containing two different fluids having substantially the same pressure and that are subjected to rapid increases in pressure. The electrical cable connector includes a hollow housing positioned between the two areas of fluid, an electrical cable extending into the housing, and a sealing assembly for sealing the space between the electrical cable and the inner surface of the housing to prevent fluids from passing between the two areas. The sealing assembly includes an annular sealing element or elements, optional O-rings, a bushing, a compression spring for axially compressing and thereby radially biasing the sealing element or elements, a conductor connector end, and a locking ring. The sealing elements are pressure energized and are generally U-shaped in longitudinal cross section, having first and second concentric leg portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: David H. Neuroth
  • Patent number: 4846736
    Abstract: A one piece ignition wire terminal which does not require a separate spring to provide dependable retaining force to a terminal, and which may be used either as a straight ignition wire terminal or a bent ignition wire terminal, is crimped to an ignition cable over only a portion of its crimping area, to increase the retention of the terminal to the cable. The terminal includes a barrel portion with an integral spring formed by cutting a generally U-shaped slot in the material of the terminal, forming a spring tongue portion, which is provided with a radial projection. The radial projection may be directed inwardly, for use with a conventional spark plug-type terminal, or outwardly, for use with a conventional distributor socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Prestolite Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Powers, E. J. Plouffe