Conductors Secured In Duplicate Receiving Means Patents (Class 439/787)
  • Patent number: 10389055
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a planar terminal portion formed of a copper-based material having a connection end and an attachment end. The assembly also includes a U-shaped retainer portion having a first side wall attached to the connection end, a second side wall separated from and substantially parallel to the first side wall, and an end wall interconnecting the first side wall and the second side wall. The connection end is located intermediate the first side wall and the second side wall. The assembly further includes a resilient spring disposed intermediate the second side wall and the terminal portion and attached to the second side wall. The spring is configured to exert a normal connection force on the connection end and a mating connector inserted into a gap between the spring and the connection end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hoi Lui, Patrick J. Reedy, Steven W. Marzo, Michael L. Mellott
  • Patent number: 10224658
    Abstract: An electrical contact device comprises a contact body and a mating contact receiver. The mating contact receiver is mountable on the contact body in at least two positions and receives a mating contact device along two different axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics UK Ltd, TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: John Marsh, Ruediger Meier, Jochen Fertig, Holger Stange
  • Patent number: 10181673
    Abstract: A receptacle terminal includes a main box and a transverse box. The main box has a front, a rear, sides and ends extending between the front and the rear. The main box has a main blade slot open at the rear configured to receive a first blade terminal along a main plane. The main box has a deflectable spring contact configured to engage the first blade terminal when received in the main blade slot. The transverse box has a front, a rear, sides and ends extending between the front and the rear. The transverse box has a transverse blade slot open at the front configured to receive a second blade terminal along a transverse plane. The transverse box is oriented relative to the main box such that the transverse plane is perpendicular to the main plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dinesh Loku Hemnani
  • Patent number: 9853280
    Abstract: A terminal assembly includes a multi-wire planar cable having a plurality of flat wires and a common jacket for the plurality of flat wires. The jacket has grooves between adjacent flat wires for controlled separation of the flat wires and surrounding jacket portions at an end of the multi-wire planar cable into separated jacketed wire portions extending a length of the flat wires each including an insulating sleeve and a terminating end of the flat wire. The terminating ends of the flat wires are exposed beyond the insulating sleeves. Terminals are attached to the terminating ends of corresponding flat wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Weiping Zhao, Hiroki Kondo
  • Patent number: 9698548
    Abstract: A splice connector for a busway system utilizes individual connectors made of a conductive material and having a u-shaped cross-section that fit over ends of a pair of busbars to be connected to each other, and within which are mounted multi-contact louvers that extend the length of the connectors to establish a low impedance electrical connection between the connector and the respective busbars. The louvers are secured in place by a dovetail groove that retains the louvers within the connectors and causes the individual contact sections of the louvers to bow outwardly so as to press against the busbars when the connector is fitted over the busbars. The connectors are snapped into insulative housing halves or sections that align the connectors with the busbars, and that provide isolation between horizontally aligned pairs of connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Power Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario L. Jaena, Vladimir Gulkarov, Isaac Folk
  • Patent number: 8998618
    Abstract: A connector which is capable of accommodating displacement between objects to be connected, and prevents an operation force required in connecting the connector and the objects and the amount of deformation of the contacts from becoming too large. A plurality of contacts are each provided with contact portions which sandwich a plate-shaped contact portion of a contact (first object to be connected) in a manner capable of relatively pivoting in a direction of thickness thereof, and contact portions which sandwich a plate-shaped contact portion of a contact (second object to be connected) in a manner capable of relatively pivoting in a direction of thickness thereof. The contacts are accommodated in a contact-accommodating hole of a housing in a manner capable of pivoting in the direction of the thickness of each of the contact portions of the first and second objects to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Publication number: 20140065892
    Abstract: A connector assembly and an electrical connector for electrically coupling at least two electrical conductors is provided whereby the connector assembly comprises a support structure wall separating the assembly into a first and a second portion; a conductive wall for providing electrical connectivity between the first and second portions; a first biasing member disposed in the first portion, the first biasing member being adapted to deflect upon a first electrical conductor being inserted into the first portion, the first biasing member being further adapted to bias the first electrical conductor against the conductive wall; and a second biasing member disposed in the second portion, the second biasing member being adapted to deflect upon a second electrical conductor being inserted into the second portion, the second biasing member being further adapted to bias the second electrical conductor against the conductive wall to electrical couple the first and the second electrical conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Pan Yi Jun
  • Patent number: 8662914
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ideal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Sushil N. Keswani
  • Patent number: 8362366
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a foil circuit provided on a synthetic resin plate formed by injection molding, made of a copper foil, and having a pattern different for the circuit board. Anchor pins projecting upward are provided on the resin plate and passed through pinholes made in the foil circuit. The foil circuit is positioned and secured to the resin plate. In a required portion of the resin plate, a terminal insertion hole is provided, and a receiving terminal is secured to the required portion of the terminal insertion hole and connected to the foil circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsugio Ambo, Satoru Fujiwara, Yoshikatsu Hasegawa, Chihiro Nakagawa, Takeshi Ono, Atsushi Urushidani, Tooru Kashioka, Katsuji Shimazawa
  • Patent number: 8341839
    Abstract: The goal is to enhance the productivity by reducing the cost of a die. A method for selectively forming a female terminal (30) and a male terminal (40), each terminal having a square tubular box portion (31, 41) in its front and a wire crimping portion (38, 39, 48, 49) in its rear, from blanks (20) punched into a common shape is provided. In a step of punching the blank, a front projection (22) which becomes a spring piece (32) when the female terminal is produced and becomes a male tab (42) when the male terminal is produced is projected from the front end of a strip-like base plate (21) constituting a bottom plate of the square tubular box portion, and a blank in which right and left projections (28, 29) constituting the wire crimping portions are projected is formed in the rear of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Keiko Ishida
  • Patent number: 8192226
    Abstract: This is a one-piece conductive clip for use with push-in wire connectors. The one-piece conductive clip retains electrical conductors within the connector and provides electrical connection between two or more conductors. The clip has terminal blocks which include a spring and a busbar. The spring and the busbar are arranged so that the spring clamps a wire inserted between the spring and the busbar. The terminal blocks are arranged in two separate rows where each row is located along a plane generally parallel to the other row. This allows both vertically-stacked and horizontally-adjacent electrical connections between the electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Gary C. Bethurum
  • Patent number: 8123553
    Abstract: A conductor base coupled to a finger module of an air circuit breaker. Since the connector of the conductor base has the curved surface formed on a side of an end portion thereof and tooth-coupled with the contactor of the finger module, the contactor of the finger module has another curved surface corresponding to the curved surface of the connector and the contactor is elastically supported in a vertical direction by the plate spring to allow both end portions of the contactor to perform a vertical elastic movement relative to a longitudinal center of the contactor. The present invention can prevent damages due to a mechanical impact between the connector of the conductor base and the contactor of the finger module, which may occur while the breaker terminal is inserted into the finger module, to thereby extend the lifespan of the conductor base and the finger module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: LS Industrial Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gae Goo Lyu, Ki Cheol Na, Myoung Soo Kim, Hyun Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 7943859
    Abstract: A circuit board with a simple structure is manufactured. A circuit board 19 has thereon a foil circuit 21 provided on a synthetic resin plate 20 formed by injection molding, made of a copper foil, and having a pattern different for circuit board 19. Anchor pins 20a projecting upward are provided on the resin plate 20 and passed through pinholes made in the foil circuit 21. The foil circuit 21 are positioned and secured to the resin plate 20. In a required portion of the resin plate 20, a terminal insertion hole 20c is provided, and receiving terminal 22 is secured to the required portion of the terminal insertion hole 20c and connected to the foil circuit 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsugio Ambo, Satoru Fujiwara, Yoshikatsu Hasegawa, Chihiro Nakagawa, Takeshi Ono, Atsushi Urushidani, Tooru Kashioka, Katsuji Shimazawa
  • Publication number: 20110076900
    Abstract: This is a one-piece conductive clip for use with push-in wire connectors. The one-piece conductive clip retains electrical conductors within the connector and provides electrical connection between two or more conductors. The clip has terminal blocks which include a spring and a busbar. The spring and the busbar are arranged so that the spring clamps a wire inserted between the spring and the busbar. The terminal blocks are arranged in two separate rows where each row is located along a plane generally parallel to the other row. This allows both vertically-stacked and horizontally-adjacent electrical connections between the electrical conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Gary C. Bethurum
  • Patent number: 7909663
    Abstract: A modular jaw unit for a busway system includes a spring support member having a central section and four independently moving support ends. The central section has a plurality of bosses and slots for coupling the jaw unit to another jaw unit. The support ends extend from the central section and are independently movable with respect to each other. A pair of wires are positioned within the support member, and each of the wires has wire ends located adjacent to a respective support end of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Olivier Bouffet
  • Patent number: 7854635
    Abstract: An electrical connectivity disc (100, 130, 200) includes a plurality of serrated slots (106, 108) positioned about the disc. The disc preferably includes a plurality of barbs (136) about a peripheral edge (104) of the disc (130). A center aperture (110) can be formed in a center of the disc (130). A portion of the serrated slots (108) can be located in communication with the center aperture (110). The discs (130) are inserted into a generally an electrically conductive, cylindrical tubular structure (160). A cable (190) is inserted into a receiving aperture (168) and crimped providing an electro-mechanical interface with the tubular structure (160). The cable (190) provides an electrical connection to an air conditioning power input terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Charles Duncan
  • Patent number: 7845991
    Abstract: An apparatus for the electrical connection of cell arresters is provided. The apparatus having a first contact element having a first guide device and a second guide device, the first guide device being designed to rest against a first cell arrester and the second guide device being designed to rest against a second cell arrester. The apparatus also comprises a second contact element having at least one first holding device and at least one second holding device, the at least one first holding device being designed to surround the first guide device and the first cell arrester and the at least one second holding device being designed to surround the second guide device and the second cell arrester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Schiehlen, Martin Steinbach
  • Patent number: 7845994
    Abstract: An arrangement for contact-connecting at least one electronic component mounted in a housing with connection wires to a cooling surface and a spring element that can be fixed in the housing and has at least one spring arm which presses the component against the cooling surface in a contact-pressure position of the spring element is presented. The arrangement is characterized in that the spring element can be inserted into the housing without touching the component, and the housing is provided with retaining means for the spring element adapted in a manner so that no shear forces are produced in the longitudinal direction of the connection wires when the spring element is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: EBM-PAPST Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Maschke, Hartmut Schneeweiss, Anja Ulmer
  • Patent number: 7794268
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector has an enclosure that includes at least two wire entry ports that face in opposite directions. A terminal assembly is disposed within the enclosure and includes a busbar positioned between the wire ports. A spring member biases inserted conductors into engagement with the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Breen, IV, Sushil N. Keswani
  • Patent number: 7736203
    Abstract: A wedge connector assembly includes a spring member having a generally C-shaped body with an inner surface, and a wedge member having opposed first and second sides. The wedge member is mated with the spring member such that the wedge member is configured to securely retain a first conductor between the first side and the spring member and a second conductor between the second side and the spring member. The wedge member has at least two final mating positions based on the orientation of the wedge member with respect to the spring member. Optionally, the wedge member may have two orientations, namely a first orientation and a second orientation, wherein the first and second sides are flipped with respect to one another in the first and second orientations. A top of the wedge member may engage the inner surface in the first orientation and a bottom of the wedge member may engage the inner surface in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Dudley Copper, Steven Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20100081345
    Abstract: An apparatus for the electrical connection of cell arresters is provided. The apparatus having a first contact element having a first guide device and a second guide device, the first guide device being designed to rest against a first cell arrester and the second guide device being designed to rest against a second cell arrester. The apparatus also comprises a second contact element having at least one first holding device and at least one second holding device, the at least one first holding device being designed to surround the first guide device and the first cell arrester and the at least one second holding device being designed to surround the second guide device and the second cell arrester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas SCHIEHLEN, Martin STEINBACH
  • Patent number: 7670197
    Abstract: An electrical splice connector includes a housing, a conductive member retained within the housing and defining a longitudinal axis, and at least two biasing members circumferentially disposed about the longitudinal axis of the conductive member and biased toward the conductive member. Each of the biasing members is configured to urge conductors inserted into the housing into electrical contact with the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Eugene P. Janulis, David V. Mahoney, Garry L. Sjolander, Richard D. Twigg
  • Patent number: 7614922
    Abstract: A quick attachment junction box is provided that simplifies the installation of electrical wires into the junction box and minimizes the tools and parts necessary for proper installation. A connection element is provided to allow for quick connection of electrical wires, and frictional contact from detachably connected upper and lower casings of the junction box provide strain relief for any connected wires, when the upper and lower casings are secured in their closed position. Additionally, a wire capture sleeve is provided that can electrically isolate the connection element and maintain the connection element in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: John Jeffrey Buse
  • Publication number: 20090215326
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector has an enclosure that includes at least two wire entry ports that face in opposite directions. A terminal assembly is disposed within the enclosure and includes a busbar positioned between the wire ports. A spring member biases inserted conductors into engagement with the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Breen, IV, Sushil N. Keswani
  • Publication number: 20090181580
    Abstract: An electrical disconnect has first and second female contacts mounted in a power connector housing and first and second male contacts in a load connector housing. The male contacts each have a male blade contact finger. The female contacts each have a socket for removably receiving a male blade contact finger. At the rear ends of both the male and female contacts there are integrally formed push-in connector elements for receiving a conductor or wire. The disconnect is particularly suited for use in connecting power wires to a load device in a circuit, such as a fluorescent light ballast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary C. Bethurum, Benjamin D. Swedberg, Robert W. Sutter
  • Publication number: 20090163086
    Abstract: An electrical splice connector includes a housing, a conductive member retained within the housing and defining a longitudinal axis, and at least two biasing members circumferentially disposed about the longitudinal axis of the conductive member and biased toward the conductive member. Each of the biasing members is configured to urge conductors inserted into the housing into electrical contact with the conductive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Eugene P. Janulis, David V. Mahoney, Garry L. Sjolander, Richard D. Twigg
  • Patent number: 7530837
    Abstract: An electrical junction box for a solar cell module of solar cells which are connected with thin conductor strips, with a housing and electrical and/or electronic devices provided in the housing, and at least one electrical connection device (1) which has at least one terminal (3) and which is provided in the housing. The clamping mechanism (3) for producing clamping contact is made and arranged such that at least one thin conductor strip (5) routed out of the solar cell module can be inserted into the clamping mechanism in two different opposing entry directions. Thus, simple and reliable connection of thin conductor strips (5) routed out of the solar cell module can be guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Guenther Spelsberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Udo Nieleck, Dirk Quardt, Friedel Wasserfuhr, Zbigniew Zborowski, Wieland Schmidt, Holger Spelsberg
  • Patent number: 7413486
    Abstract: Electrical connection jumper, in particular for terminal blocks of switchboards, comprising a conducting body extending in the longitudinal direction and a plurality of connector elements for electrical connection, which extend in the transverse direction from said conducting body, and an insulating body, integral with said conducting body, said insulating body comprising a longitudinally extending gripping part and pairs of lugs which extend therefrom in a substantially transverse direction and are able to contain partially said conducting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Morsettitalia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Publication number: 20080009202
    Abstract: This invention relates to a wire connector and method of fabricating the same. The wire connector assembled by an insulating tube and a soldering sleeve is used to connect a plurality of conducting wires which are made of conducting cores and insulating claddings surrounding the conducting cores. The insulating tube with the melting point at the second temperature is shrinking to deform when heated to the first temperature. The soldering sleeve with corrugated surface is placed in the insulating tube. The melting point of the soldering sleeve is the third temperature which is between the first temperature and the second temperature. When heating the external part of the insulating tube where corresponding to the soldering sleeve by the temperature between the first temperature and the third temperature, the insulating tube will shrink to lodge the corrugated surface of the soldering sleeve, and the wire connector is assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventor: Chun Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 7255592
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector for electrically interconnecting multiple wires together is disclosed to have a guide and lock element, which is mated with a conduction and retention element and assembled inside the enclosing space of an enclosing element. Multiple wire insertion channels are provided inside the connector for receiving the insertion of wires. Each of the insertion channels includes a main port section led in by an insertion port for guiding the insertion of a stripped end of a wire. A wire engagement segment follows the main portion section formed by the surrounding of a conduction plate at the bottom, an insertion channel separation wall at one or both sides, and the resilient spring legs on the top. The wire engagement segment prevents the bending or deflection of the inserted wire end thereby ensuring secure and good electrical conduction between the inserted wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Heavy Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Tseng
  • Patent number: 7070463
    Abstract: The waterproof relay connector for connecting a lead wire includes a connector housing having a lead wire insertion hole, and lead wire retaining means for retaining the lead wire inserted in the lead wire insertion hole, an elastic portion having a through hole extending along the lead wire insertion hole, and a terminal for connection to the lead wire are provided in the connector housing. The lead wire is passed through the through hole in the elastic portion, and a conductor of the lead wire is resiliently connected to the terminal, so that a seal is formed between an inner peripheral surface of the through hole in the elastic portion and an outer peripheral surface of a covering portion of the lead wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Arai, Kaoru Kanda
  • Patent number: 7070462
    Abstract: An electrical connector including two tube sections which are open at a first end of the connector; and a connecting section connecting the two tube sections to each other. The tube sections and the connecting section form a conductor receiving area which is open at the first end of the connector. The tube sections are adapted to be expanded towards each other to capture the conductor. An electrical connector attachment tool is provided for the connector which includes a stationary section and a movable section which can exert a compressive force to an electrical connector positioned between the movable section and the stationary section. At least one of the stationary section and movable section includes a connector wedge. The connector wedge includes two wedge shaped projections extending in a same direction and a conductor guiding channel between the two wedge shaped projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A Conn
  • Patent number: 6932625
    Abstract: A receptacle of this junction socket includes a resilient contact piece extended from a front wall, and bent twice inwardly in vicinities of top and bottom openings of the receptacle; a movable contact piece as a rear wall facing to the resilient contact piece, and able to rotate around spindles provided on both of the sidewalls respectively. The receptacle receives upper and lower male terminals in directions opposite to each other, and electrically connects them to each other. When inserting the terminals, the movable contact piece rotates to align along an insertion direction of the upper male terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sakai Yagi, Yasutaka Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 6875063
    Abstract: A terminal socket assembly for interconnecting electrically powered vehicular components with an associated input male input pin and an output cable. The socket assembly includes a spring cage blank having first and second extending edges and a plurality of spaced apart and angled beams extending between the edges. The spring cage is formed into a substantially cylindrical shape, and particularly in an “hourglass shape”, configuration utilizing any of a variety of different forming and bending operations. A substantially tubular sleeve is provided for receiving the configured spring cage in axially inserting fashion. The sleeve is compressingly engageable, such as by forming an axially extending slit along the length of the sleeve with a predetermined incremental amount of spacing established between adjoining surfaces, and in order to create an interference fit with the axially inserted spring cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Alcoa Fujikura Limited
    Inventors: Weiping Zhao, Duane I. Mikkola
  • Patent number: 6751862
    Abstract: An electronic device containing an electronic element such as a thermistor element is produced first by providing the element with electrodes formed on its two main surfaces facing outward away from each other, at least two terminals and a casing. Each terminal has a contact part for contacting one of the electrodes and an extended part extending from the contact part. The contact part of at least one of the terminals is elastic and bendable. The terminals and the electronic element are inserted into the casing either sequentially or simultaneously as an assembly in any of the ways such that the electrodes on the electronic element are not rubbed directly against the contact parts of the terminals. This may be done by disposing flexible guide plates over the contact parts such that the electrodes will glide over these guide plates as the electronic element is inserted after the terminals are installed inside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Hamatani, Satoshi Tsuruhara
  • Patent number: 6746286
    Abstract: A connector for connecting electrical conductors includes a housing, a generally rectangular electrically conductive busbar and a pressure spring. The housing defines an enclosure and a plurality of front ports which provide access to the enclosure. Receptacles formed in the housing are spaced from and aligned with the front ports to receive the ends of conductors inserted into the connector. The busbar and pressure spring are disposed in the housing intermediate the front ports and receptacles. When electrical conductors are inserted into the housing, the pressure spring engages with the conductors to retain the conductors in the housing and bias the conductors into electrical engagement with the busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Ideal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Blaha
  • Patent number: 6722929
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a set of fixing clamps for fixing a cylindrical element, each clamp being constituted by a block provided on one of its faces with a channel for receiving the cylindrical element, and also provided with clamping means. The set comprises a plurality of clamps having respective channels of different dimensions and connected to one another via at least one breakable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Alain Vincent, Rodolphe Apere
  • Patent number: 6695638
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wire connector for connecting two or more wires of same or different wire gauges. The wire connector has a body, a first set of fingers, a second set of fingers, and a resilient means for keeping the first set of fingers and the second set of fingers in contact with one other. Each finger in a set has an end which serves as the connection point between the connector and the wires that are inserted. Each set of fingers extend from the body along a plane such that the ends of each set are in contact. Each finger also has a spring urge characteristic such that the finger will apply a resulting tension bias upon an object which causes the finger to move. Thus, wires of different gauges are inserted and held in the connector because the opposing fingers from each set provide an individual spring urged fit to each wire. Each set of fingers may be configured to extend at an angle relative to the plane, inwardly toward the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel N. David
  • Patent number: 6672909
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a conductive member formed from several sheets of a resilient conductive material, such as a wire mesh or conductive textile. The sheets are layered and joined together at intervals to form separate passages between the sheets through the member. Screened wires in the connector pass through respective passages and the member is compressed about the wires by a strap tightened about the member so that electrical connection is made to the wire screens. The resilience of the member means that the strap can be released and retightened, allowing removal and replacement of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Icore International Limited
    Inventors: Guy James Ashley Dewdney, Jonathan Michael White
  • Patent number: 6656002
    Abstract: A terminal socket assembly including a T-shaped sealed connector for interconnecting electrically powered vehicular components with a male input pin and output cable. A spring cage is formed into a substantially helix “hourglass shape” configuration. A tubular sleeve receives the configured spring cage in axially inserting fashion and includes first and second extending bracket portions which are biased towards each other to create a compressing and interference fit with the inserted spring cage. The assembled sleeve and spring cage is receives and engaging and inserting portion of the male pin. Gripping portions extend from a selected bracket portion and fixedly engage an extending end of a cable to electrically communicate the two cables. A sealed connector housing forms a part of and encases the terminal socket assembly and extending connector cables and includes assembleable male and female housing portions and end seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Alcoa Fujikura Limited
    Inventors: Weiping Zhao, Duane I. Mikkola
  • Publication number: 20030171041
    Abstract: A connector for connecting electrical conductors includes a housing, a generally rectangular electrically conductive busbar and a pressure spring. The housing defines an enclosure and a plurality of front ports which provide access to the enclosure. Receptacles formed in the housing are spaced from and aligned with the front ports to receive the ends of conductors inserted into the connector. The busbar and pressure spring are disposed in the housing intermediate the front ports and receptacles. When electrical conductors are inserted into the housing, the pressure spring engages with the conductors to retain the conductors in the housing and bias the conductors into electrical engagement with the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: William E. Blaha
  • Patent number: 6607953
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention discloses a method for forming a storage capacitor for a memory device, by the steps of: forming a bottom electrode of the storage capacitor over a BoroPhosphoSilicate Glass (BPSG) layer; forming a storage capacitor dielectric layer over the bottom electrode, the storage capacitor dielectric layer consisting of a nitride layer that is 50Å or less in thickness; exposing the nitride dielectric layer to heat during a first stage rapid thermal oxidation step at a first temperature range that is equal to or greater than a reflow temperature required to reflow the BPSG layer; exposing the nitride dielectric layer to wet oxidation during a second stage rapid thermal oxidation step, the second stage rapid thermal oxidation step is performed at a second temperature ranging from 810° C. to 1040° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott J. DeBoer
  • Publication number: 20030032341
    Abstract: An electrical connection or junction device. An insulation housing (2) has two conductor insertion apertures (3, 13) for insertion of two electrical conductors (4, 14) to be connected and two actuation apertures (5, 15) for insertion of an actuating tool to open tension springs (2, 12). Tension springs (2, 12) each have a clamping arm (6, 16) with a cutaway (7, 17) to allow insertion of the electrical conductor (4, 14) to be connected, a bearing arm (8, 18) extends approximately perpendicularly to the clamping arm (6, 16), and a spine (9, 19) connects the clamping arm (6, 16) and the bearing arm (8, 18). The two tension springs (2, 12) are arranged at an angle of approximately 180° to one another, so that the two bearing arms (8, 18) are arranged with their bottom sides (10, 20) facing one another, the clamping arms (6, 16) overlap each other, and the cutaways (7, 17) at least partially cover each other when the tension springs (2, 12) are opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Raimund Jaegerskuepper
  • Patent number: 6491531
    Abstract: A plug-in connector between an ignition coil and a spark plug is designed so that the longitudinal tolerances cause no undesired coupling of the plug-in connector to the spark plug. When the plug-in connector is brought together with the ignition coil to form a pre-assembly unit, a latch connection is formed between a first socket of the plug-in connector and a coil stud, which can absorb the joining forces of this pre-assembly unit on the spark plug without deformation. After full coupling with the spark plug, further setup movement of the pre-assembly unit, in which the remaining assembly clearances are compensated, result in the first socket being latched on the coil stud and the longitudinal tolerances being internally compensated by the first socket being slid onto a press-over section of the coil stud. The plug-in connector is intended in particular for use in ignition systems of automobiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Reinmueller, Richard Gehrig
  • Publication number: 20020127922
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a conductive member formed from several sheets of a resilient conductive material, such as a wire mesh or conductive textile. The sheets are layered and joined together at intervals to form separate passages between the sheets through the member. Screened wires in the connector pass through respective passages and the member is compressed about the wires by a strap tightened about the member so that electrical connection is made to the wire screens. The resilience of the member means that the strap can be released and retightened, allowing removal and replacement of wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventors: Guy James Ashley Dewdney, Jonathan Michael White
  • Patent number: 6283801
    Abstract: A spring connection terminal for an electrical device includes a conducting support part fixed to a main conducting part, and at least one clamping spring folded into the form of a loop and provided with a clamping window inside which a flange of the support part passes, and includes a spring stop that is folded so as to be housed inside the spring loop and which forms a guide for guiding the wire adjacent to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SA
    Inventors: Santos Guinda, Jacques Gourdon, Claude Tocqueville
  • Patent number: 6132238
    Abstract: The invention concerns a connector of a construction type that is extremely sparing of material. A contact insert of the connector is formed of a simple busbar rod and a piece of spring steel sheet from which leaf springs are stamped out in the shape of tongues, whose punched-out tongue ends are aligned opposite the busbar rod, which preferably has a circular cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Frank Hartmann, Hans-Josef Kollmann
  • Patent number: 6126453
    Abstract: Termination and junction assemblies for flat strip transmission line links are shown to include a protective cover, an electrically conductive ground sleeve, a spring signal contact and a double-sided adhesive pad. A flat strip transmission line link is inserted into the ground sleeve until the contact is applied to the signal conducting strip of the link. At that time, the ground sleeve is in electrical communication with the primary signal ground carrier and the ground conducting strips of the flat strip link. The termination assemblies further include a coaxial cable receptacle that receives a coaxial cable transmission line link to establish electrical communication between its inner conductor and the contact and between its outer conductor and the ground sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco X. Gomez, Henry Ryman, Joseph F. Mockus
  • Patent number: 6017253
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing and electrical contacts mounted in the housing. The electrical contacts form double female receiving sections for receiving male contact sections of mating electrical contacts. Each electrical contact is formed from a flat sheet metal blank having parallel V-shaped sections that are bent into a general tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors Interlock Inc.
    Inventor: Stephan H. Schramme
  • Patent number: RE42022
    Abstract: Electrical connection jumper, in particular for terminal blocks of switchboards, comprising a conducting body extending in the longitudinal direction and a plurality of connector elements for electrical connection, which extend in the transverse direction from said conducting body, and an insulating body, integral with said conducting body, said insulating body comprising a longitudinally extending gripping part and pairs of lugs which extend therefrom in a substantially transverse direction and are able to contain partially said conducting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Morsettitalia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi