For Receiving End Contact Of Elongated Fuselike Component Inserted Transverse To Longitudinal Axis Of Component (e.g., Fuse Clip) Patents (Class 439/830)
  • Patent number: 10770825
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes a planar first member formed of a first electrically conductive material defining an aperture therethrough. The assembly also includes a second member distinct from the first member that is formed of a second electrically conductive material. The assembly further includes a contact spring formed of a third electrically conductive material disposed within the aperture. The contact spring is in physical and electrical contact with the first and second members. The contact spring has a planar base portion, an arcuate portion extending from the base portion in contact with the second member, and two winged portions extending from distal edges of the base portion. The two winged portions flank the base portion. Each of the two winged portions are in contact with an inner surface of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Durse, Adam Wolfgang, Michael L. Mellott
  • Patent number: 9172167
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting wires including dissimilar electrical conductors such as copper and aluminum conductors with the electrical connector including failure inhibiting features that can include an oxidation inhibiting coating and a sealant. To ensure that a minimum pressure contact has been achieved at the interface between the electrical connector a shearable fastener can be used to secure an electrical conductor in the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AL COP LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C Keeven, William Hiner
  • Patent number: 8851938
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure comprises a first terminal made in a plate shape and formed with a through-opening, a supporting section supporting the first terminal, a second terminal made in a plate shape and to be a connection counterpart of the first terminal, and a clip made of a plate-like material having an electrical conductivity, and having a central piece formed into a U-shape and opposed pieces continued from the central piece, the central piece being provided with a pair of projection portions projected from both side portions of the central piece to prevent the clip from excessively entering into the through-opening. The first terminal is interposed between the opposed pieces facing to each other with the central piece inserted into the through-opening, and the second terminal is inserted between a surface of the first terminal facing the pair of projection portions and the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Taguchi, Masaru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8821197
    Abstract: In a fuse terminal in which a frame is formed by a bottom wall part, a pair of sidewall parts and a top wall part, a pair of contact terminals are respectively arranged at right and left positions within the frame, and the tab terminal of a fuse advanced into the frame is inserted between the pair of contact terminals and closely made in contact therebetween by contact loads due to elastic restoring forces of the pair of contact terminals, one of the contact terminals is a wound spring type contact terminal which is formed by being extended from the frame and folded for a plurality of times along the one sidewall part, and the other contact terminal is a leaf-spring type contact terminal which is extended from the frame through a flexible rod part and arranged almost in parallel to the other sidewall part via a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Muro
  • Publication number: 20140087600
    Abstract: Fuse holders having a fuse clip assembly configured to support resilient fuse clip arms when subjected to a compression force and also configured to support the resilient fuse clip arms when subject to an expansion force. The bias element is movable relative to the fuse clip arms between first and second positions and prevents deformation of the fuse clip arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Alex Von Zur Muehlen, Mengxi Zhao
  • Patent number: 8342885
    Abstract: An inline fuse holder for housing a fuse that electrically connects first and second wire terminals is provided. The inline fuse holder can generally include a cannulated fuse holder housing having a cylindrical inner periphery. The fuse holder housing can have a first end that defines a first opening, and a second end that defines a second opening. The first and second ends comprise first locking features. A first wire connector includes a connector housing that defines a through bore. The connector housing can have a boss configured to be received by the first opening of the fuse holder housing. The first wire connector further includes a second locking feature that is configured to selectively lock with one of the first locking features in the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventor: James Thomas Jetton
  • Patent number: 7856713
    Abstract: A combined terminal is made by combination of first and second terminals. The first terminal has a first plate portion. The second terminal has a second plate portion and a window portion formed in the second plate portion. The first and second terminals are combined so that the first and second plate portions are superposed while the first terminal remains to be linked to a frame by a link portion therebetween. The combined first and second terminals are removed from the frame by cutting the link portion through the window portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinobu Suzuki, Kouichi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 7731544
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an electrical connection assembly comprises a conductive support having a pair of longitudinal conductive slots for receiving a corresponding pair of longitudinal conductive pins; and a U-shaped conductive spring coupled to the conductive support. The conductive spring comprises a pair of conductive longitudinal spring sides each aligned with a corresponding longitudinal conductive slot, and a spring top plate interconnecting the spring sides along corresponding top regions of the spring sides. Each spring side has a pair of parallel longitudinal slots defined therein. The longitudinal slots separate an outer perimeter section of the spring side from a central section of the spring side. The central section includes a contact tab configured to establish contact with a longitudinal conductive pin. The central section further includes an inward-bending support tab configured to press a bottom part of the outer perimeter section outward to establish contact with the conductive pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: BizLink Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: JianFeng Ma, Peixian Hu
  • Patent number: 7710236
    Abstract: A fuse system has both a non-serviceable fuse and a fuse terminal system for selectively installing a serviceable fuse. When installed, the serviceable fuse provides a current flow path parallel to the non-serviceable fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Jozwiak
  • Publication number: 20090247022
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is the reduction of the impairment in current transfer from the contact plate (112), forming part of the electrode support arm (11), to the contact block (12), interacting with the electrode, caused by deposits between the contact plate (112) and the contact block (12) due to erosion during the fusion operation. Said aim is achieved, whereby the contact block (12) which may be brought into planar contact against a partial region of the electrode (21), is provided with a medial passage (124), running to the support arm (11), for removal of at least the large part of the erosion, said passage having a continuation (111) in the support arm (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Arndt Dung
  • Patent number: 7575487
    Abstract: An electric connector includes: a soldering portion, to be soldered to a substrate, and extending in a first direction; a rising portion, one end of which is connected to one end of the soldering portion, and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; an elastic portion, one end of which is connected to the other end of the rising portion, and including at least one bending part; and a receiving portion, adapted to receive a plug, and having a U-shape including an open end and a closed end, the open end provided with contact parts which are opposed to each other in a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, the closed end connected to the elastic portion. The soldering portion, the rising portion, the elastic portion and the receiving portion are integrally formed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Yokowo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Yodogawa
  • Patent number: 7564337
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, subminiature fuses are soldered to a PCB via clips attached to the fuse end caps. The clips are physically attached to the PCB pads, enabling the fuse to be replaced if needed and providing thermal decoupling between the fuse and the heating sinking solder/PCB pads. The fuse and clips can also be picked and placed in one operation. In another aspect, improved fuse clips are provided that include tabs that separate the housing portions of the clips from the heating sinking solder/PCB pads. Such improved clips further enhance thermal decoupling. In a further aspect, an improved fuse is provided, in which the thermal decoupling tabs just described are provided directly with the fuse. In yet a further aspect, a thermally insultive fuse body is provided to further decouple the fuse element from its surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Whitney, Gordon T. Dietsch, Vincent Minh-Tu Tran
  • Patent number: 7553175
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is provided for electrically connecting an electrical apparatus, such as a circuit breaker, to an electrical bus member. The electrical connector assembly includes a contact stab extending outwardly from the electrical bus member. The contact stab includes first and second sides having first and second indentations, respectively, which are disposed opposite one another. A clip member mechanically couples and electrically connects the circuit breaker to the contact stab. The clip member includes a first leg and a second leg disposed opposite and distal from the first leg. The first leg engages the first indentation of the first side of the contact stab and the second leg engages the second indentation of the second side of the contact stab, thereby retaining the clip member on the contact stab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Tony R. Benson, Eric A. Samuelson, Edward E. Lias, Sandy O. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 7530850
    Abstract: A circuit disconnect assembly for a high-voltage electrical storage device in a vehicle includes a handle, a fuse and a detent. The handle is manually manipulated within a housing of a circuit between a locked position and an unlocked position. The fuse includes a first terminal and a second terminal which are moveable by the handle between the locked position to close the circuit and the unlocked position to open the circuit. The detent prevents shifting of the handle until a predetermined force is applied to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pax Maguire, Venkateswa Sankaran, Jacob Mathews
  • Publication number: 20080305695
    Abstract: An electric connector includes: a soldering portion, to be soldered to a substrate, and extending in a first direction; a rising portion, one end of which is connected to one end of the soldering portion, and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; an elastic portion, one end of which is connected to the other end of the rising portion, and including at least one bending part; and a receiving portion, adapted to receive a plug, and having a U-shape including an open end and a closed end, the open end provided with contact parts which are opposed to each other in a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, the closed end connected to the elastic portion. The soldering portion, the rising portion, the elastic portion and the receiving portion are integrally formed with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Akihiro Yodogawa
  • Patent number: 7201616
    Abstract: A relay including a coil, a yoke having a first yoke leg and a second yoke leg, a first connector terminal being electrically connected to a first contact terminal, a second connector terminal being electrically connected to a second contact terminal via a movable contact terminal, and a fuse having, a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion and the second end portion of the fuse being fixedly and directly connected to the first contact terminal and the second contact terminal, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hella Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 7085139
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes a printed circuit board (PCB); a radio frequency (RF) transceiver carried on the PCB; and an antenna coupled to the RF transceiver. A surface mountable antenna clip is mounted on the PCB for retaining the antenna. The clip is a metal structure having a plurality of planar sides generally formed into a U-shape. An opening formed by the structure is sized to receive and retain the antenna. One of the planar sides is used to support the structure and is mounted over a solder pad of the PCB. A hole formed through this planar side is configured to break a surface tension of molten solder over a solder pad of the PCB during a reflow soldering process, so that the clip is more stable and tends not to rotate out-of-position during the process. Legs extending from edges of this planar side also help to stabilize the clip during the process, and provide an increased surface area for the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 6991498
    Abstract: A spring contact design used to connect varied electrical components to circuit boards such that the components may be installed onto the board and thereafter removed without soldering and desoldering of the component leads is disclosed. The inventive contacts use integral flexible elements and appropriate contact element shaping to ensure solid multiple electrical connection points between the contact and the electrical component lead. With the use of the inventive spring contacts, components may be easily installed onto a circuit board and tested to ensure functional performance and, if necessary, may be removed or replaced without the need for time consuming soldering and desoldering of the component leads to the board contacts. The inventive contacts are designed to ensure sound electrical connection with component leads of different cross sections, shapes and sizes. Use of the inventive contacts in housings sized and shaped for different electrical components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell Lynn Wertz, Philip Clay Brandberg, Brent David Yohn
  • Patent number: 6837755
    Abstract: A fuse holder component includes a bottom plate fixed to a printed board, and first and second side plates whose main body portions individually extend from side edges of the bottom plate. The second side plate includes a suction portion extending through an extension portion from the main body portion and provided with a suction surface to which a suction nozzle of a mounter is accessible. A pair of fuse holder components, surface-mounted on the printed board by using the mounter, constitute a fuse holder that stably holds a glass-tube fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Kyoshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kitajima, Iwao Nishimura, Koji Ito
  • Patent number: 6802748
    Abstract: A spring contact design used to connect varied electrical components to circuit boards such that the components may be installed onto the board and thereafter removed without soldering and desoldering of the component leads is disclosed. The inventive contacts use integral flexible elements and appropriate contact element shaping to ensure solid multiple electrical connection points between the contact and the electrical component lead. With the use of the inventive spring contacts, components may be easily installed onto a circuit board and tested to ensure functional performance and, if necessary, may be removed or replaced without the need for time consuming soldering and desoldering of the component leads to the board contacts. The inventive contacts are designed to ensure sound electrical connection with component leads of different cross sections, shapes and sizes. Use of the inventive contacts in housings sized and shaped for different electrical components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell Lynn Wertz, Philip Clay Brandberg, Brent David Yohn
  • Patent number: 6753754
    Abstract: A novel power block distribution block kit is disclosed. The blocks may use MAXI or AUG, or other types of commercially available type fuses. The present invention discloses a variably fusable power distribution block kit that permits custom configuration of the fuse to circuit relationships on a common base, and with a common cover to achieve higher circuit ratings with the same device, fuses, and component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Dobbs Stanford Corp.
    Inventors: Van Edward Black, Scott Andrew Ringo
  • Patent number: 6692315
    Abstract: A fuse-holder clip including two lugs designed to define a space for receiving a fuse cartridge with circular cross-section. The lugs are folded along lines parallel to a central axis of the cartridge when the cartridge is placed in the clip such that each lug forms two electrical and mechanical lines of contact for engaging and supporting the cartridge with the two lines being globally parallel to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Ferraz Shawmut
    Inventors: Olivier Soumillon, Dominique Fiorini, Alain Morel
  • Patent number: 6558198
    Abstract: A fuse device is provided with a plurality of separate fuse main bodies in which fuse terminals and fuse terminals are formed at the opposite ends of fusing elements, and a plurality of connection terminals which are members separate from the fuse main bodies. A fuse circuit in which the fusing elements are provided between the connection terminals is formed by directly connecting the fuse terminals of the respective fuse main bodies with the connection terminals. The fusing characteristics of the fusing elements and the strength of the connection terminals can be adjusted without influencing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehito Kobayashi, Takahiro Onizuka, Isao Isshiki
  • Patent number: 6551141
    Abstract: A fuse box in which wire distribution blocks each have a receiving chamber and a metal wire clip in the receiving chamber, and tightening up screws are respectively threaded into the wire distribution blocks to compress the respective metal wire clips and to force the respective metal wire clips into positive engagement with respective electric wires. Metal spring plates are mounted in respective oblique insertion holes in the wire distribution blocks to hold fuses in a tilted position, so that less vertical installation space is occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Wen Liang
  • Patent number: 6530804
    Abstract: A battery holder (1) includes a dielectric housing including a base (20), a pair of upwardly extending end walls (21, 22) at opposite ends of the base, and a pair of upwardly extending side beams (23) located between the end walls to define a receiving space (202) thereamong, and a pair of conductive contacts (3) retained in the end walls of the housing. One of the end walls defines a keyway (214) communicating with the receiving space for ensuring a blindly correct insertion of a battery (4). The side beams have inward hooks (230) for retaining the battery in the housing. Each contact includes a resilient arm (32) extending into the receiving space for electrically biasing against a corresponding end of the battery and a tail portion (34) extending beneath the base for electrically connecting to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Publication number: 20020081915
    Abstract: A present invention provides a printed board connector, a contact thereof and a mating instrument that prevent deterioration of electrical conductivity and spring property of contacts resulting from solder rising and/or flux rising. A printed board connector can be mounted in a printed circuit board and constitutes a mating instrument in connection with a male connector such as an insulation displacement plug. The connector has a housing and a contact arranged in the housing. The contact includes a pair of forks opposing each other, terminals capable of being soldered to the printed circuit board, and a spacer connecting terminals and the pair of forks together. The spacer provides a predetermined distance between terminals and the pair of the forks to prevent solder and/flux from rising to the forks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Minoru Igarashi, Masaaki Ooya
  • Patent number: 6407657
    Abstract: A metallic element for use with a blade fuse or other electrical component, and a blade fuse or other electrical component that includes that metallic element as one of its components. The fuse maybe mounted in a fuseholder having either male terminal receiving clips, or female terminal receiving clips. The metallic element includes two terminal portions, each made of a first prong and a second prong. The second prong is spaced apart from the first prong, and a fusible link is secured to each of the two terminal portions. The spaced apart first and second prongs together form a gap between them to ensure secure engagement of the first and second prongs with male terminal blade-receiving clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventor: Seibang Oh
  • Patent number: 6394847
    Abstract: A fuse stab connector for electronic modules is described in which a fuse is associated with an electronic module so that the connector for the fuse to a circuit also serves as an electromechanical connector of a module to the fuse, a primary circuit, and primary circuit mechanical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: EFI Electronics, INC
    Inventor: Perry Law
  • Patent number: 6326878
    Abstract: A fuse holder includes a base panel, a plurality of conducting blocks mounted on the base panel, a plurality of electric wires respectively connected to the conducting blocks, and a plurality of cartridge fuses respectively connected in parallel between the conducting blocks, wherein each conducting block has at least one smoothly arched clamping strip, each clamping strip having two clamping flanges extending from two opposite sides and curved radially toward each other and defining a smoothly arched clamping mouth for holding one conducting blade of one cartridge fuse, and two notches respectively disposed between the clamping flanges and the respective conducting block, the clamping flanges each having a plurality of radially extended splits, which separate the corresponding clamping flange into a plurality of fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Shih-Tsung Liang
  • Publication number: 20010012737
    Abstract: A fuse stab connector for electronic modules is described in which a fuse is associated with an electronic module so that the connector for the fuse to a circuit also serves as an electromechanical connector of a module to the fuse, a primary circuit, and primary circuit mechanical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 1999
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Inventor: PERRY LAW
  • Patent number: 6272000
    Abstract: A fuse includes a housing and terminal blades extending therefrom. Each terminal blade includes a stop face, a stop brace, a hold face, and a hold brace. The stop face and stop brace prevent over insertion of the terminal blade through a circuit board and separate the fuse housing from the circuit board. The stop brace and hold brace position the housing relative to the board and prevent dislodging of the blades from the board during soldering operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Vernon R. Spaunhorst, John E. Hunkins, Curtis R. Green, Terry E. Rupp
  • Patent number: 6039584
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an improved electrical power distribution system that provides continuous access for inserting take-off devices and also high current capacity. This invention provides enhanced electrical contact between the busbars and the stabs on take-off devices. This invention provides firm contact pressure and large contact surface area and allows a take-off device to be inserted at almost any point along the track. A unique retainer fits in a slot in the insulating support in the channel enclosure at each end of each busbar. The retainers are secured to the insulating support and thereby retain the busbar within the slot in the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Universal Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Steven L. Ross
  • Patent number: 6031446
    Abstract: A single piece fuse clip and switch blade contact receptacle is provided for use with an electrical switch, which may be a safety switch. The present invention provides an apparatus which eliminates the need for multiple connections, and which consolidates a switch blade receptacle portion with a fuse clip section in a single piece device employed in an electrical switching environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Prohaska, Jerold Frantiza, Warren C. Sipe
  • Patent number: 5879203
    Abstract: A fuse clip is described for securing a fuse to a base and making electrical contact with fuse terminals, comprising a U-shaped contact clip having a bight portion positioned between two opposing legs. The bight portion, which provides a surface adjacent to the base, is initially arched away from the base and has an aperture to receive a fastening member for securing the contact clip to the base. Upon tightening the fastening member and securing the clip to the base, the fastening member causes the bight portion to flatten and the legs to be drawn towards one another. Thus, upon fastening, the legs are drawn from an initially extended position to a more contracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Micron Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Edward R. Egle, Robert A. Nimmo
  • Patent number: 5808859
    Abstract: A circuit breaker box including a holder base having two wire holder shieldings and pairs of clamping spring plates in the wire holder shieldings, each of the clamping spring plates having a pair of vertical ribs disposed at an inner side, the vertical ribs having a thickness gradually increasing from a bottom side toward a top side; an input wire holder mounted in the first wire holder shielding to hold input lead wires, and a plurality of output wire holders mounted in the second wire holder shielding to hold output lead wires, the input wire holder and output wire holder having pairs of metal contact spring plates respectively inserted into the clamping spring plates of the holder base and stopped between the respective vertical ribs of the respective pairs of clamping spring plates for receiving fuse plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Shih-Tsung Liang
  • Patent number: 5551894
    Abstract: An electric junction box including a plurality of conductor holders and fuse holders respectively mounted on a base frame thereof, wherein the conductor holders each has opposite sloping sides sloping downwards outwards; the fuse holders have a respective extension strip respectively welded to the conductor holders; the base frame has a plurality of elongated receiving chambers, which receive the conductor holders respectively, and pairs of opposite tilted end supports vertically disposed at two opposite ends of each receiving chamber and fitting over the two opposite sloping sides of the conductor holders to hold the conductor holders in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventors: Kuang-Ts'an Lin, Shih-Tzung Liang
  • Patent number: 5519586
    Abstract: A fuse holder assembly (100) has a pair of fuse clips (23) which provide electrical connection between a fuse (22) and a circuit in a printed circuit board (15). The fuse holder assembly (100) securely holds a fuse (22) adjacent to an edge of the printed circuit board and in spaced relation to the printed circuit board (15) for easy access to the fuse and for maximizing the area on the printed circuit board available for circuit components or edge connector contacts. Each fuse clip (23) has a mounting base (25) for mounting to the printed circuit board and for providing electrical connection with the circuit on the printed circuit board, and a retention clip (33) attached to the mounting base. A support (55,58) supports the retention clip and provides access (53,70) to the retention clip for installation and removal of a fuse within the retention clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Modicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Byrd
  • Patent number: 5488346
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a pair of connection portions interconnected through a fusion portion, and each of the connection portions is defined by a bottom plate, opposite side plates formed respectively on opposite sides of the bottom plate, and a top plate. A spring portion extending from the top plate is folded back from a front side thereof to be disposed within the connection portion so that a mating connection terminal can be held between the spring portion and the bottom plate. The connection terminal is stamped from an electrically-conductive metal sheet in such a manner that the spring portion extending from the top plate is extended along and disposed generally adjacent to the fusion portion before the spring portion is folded back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kondo, Mitsuhiko Totsuka, Toshiharu Kudo
  • Patent number: 5391098
    Abstract: A method of mounting fuse holding clips for a fuse holder on a circuit board by such an automatic part inserter as is used for inserting radial parts and comprising a step of inserting a fuse holding clip by the automatic inserter while at least one direction detector provided on the fuse holding clip is extended through an extending hole if the fuse holding clip is inserted in a correct direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Kyoshin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kozi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 5374205
    Abstract: A fuse bolder used to be mounted on a circuit board for holding a cartridge fuse and comprising a pair of clips each having a stop provided integrally on their clip bodies at an upper end thereof so that the cartridge fuse, when it is inserted into the fuse holder while it is axially biased, is restrained from being inserted thereinto because it strikes the stop of the corresponding clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Kyoshin Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kozi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 5145415
    Abstract: A load base (10) with a housing (12) having at least one channel (14) for slidable insertion and capture of a wire lug (38), a tongue (26) having a cantilever structure attached to the housing (12) proximal the channel (14), which blocks removal of the lug (38) from the channel (14). The housing (12), channel (14) and tongue (26) are preferably integrally formed. The wire lug (38) has a unitary lug body (40) with a wire aperture (42) for receipt of a cable (34) and a platform (46). A fuse clip (48) is directly attached to the wire lug platform (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Siemens Electric Limited
    Inventor: Robert Doudon
  • Patent number: 5118314
    Abstract: A fuse holder having a base made of insulating material, a block having a planar contact surface for contacting a blade terminal of a fuse and two holes that are located on opposite sides of the surface and extend along axes parallel to the surface, one hole being a mounting hole extending through the block, the other the hole being a retainer hole ending at a transverse wire receiving hole, a resilient member that is retained on the block and has an arm that is biased toward the planar contact surface, a connector located in the mounting hole and securing the block to the base, and a wire retainer located in the retainer hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry L. Mangone, George H. Oakley
  • Patent number: 5052952
    Abstract: A fuse ejector (10) for ejecting fuses from engagement with fuse clips (46) including a rotatable axle (12) with at least one female end portion (16) that is rotatively engageable with a male boss (52) or a male end portion (14) of another ejector if the ejectors are oriented in tandem, such as in a ganged fuse clip chamber assembly. The ejector (10) has a handle (32) and a cam portion (36) for contact within translation of a fuse upon rotation of the axle (12), so that the fuse is ejectable upon handle actuation. The female end portion (16) may include an angular ring (18) having a cut-out portion (22) for lateral engagement with a male boss (52) or the male end portion (14) of another ejector (10). Methods for assembly of a fuse ejection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert P. Lawson
  • Patent number: 5049095
    Abstract: A fuse socket is provided with a plastic housing having a fuse cavity for receiving an automotive fuse. The housing includes a pair of terminal receiving cavities for receiving the blades of the fuse. Blade receiving terminals are mounted in the respective terminal receiving cavities of the housing. Each blade receiving terminal includes a pair of opposed contact beams extending from a base and converging toward one another. Contact surfaces are defined at the locations of minimum distance between the contact beams. The terminal further includes a generally U-shaped assist structure having a bight generally adjacent the base of the terminal and having a pair of arms extending from the bight and being unitarily connected to locations on the contact beams remote from the base. Areas on the contact beams between the mating end and the base of the terminal are separated from the assist structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert J. Gugelmeyer
  • Patent number: 5044965
    Abstract: An output terminal structure for electrically connecting a paging receiver in a printer capable of printing out information received by the receiver. A retaining portion is formed integrally with a case of a battery containing portion which is included in the paging receiver. Connecting pieces each is implemented as a thin flat piece of metal and provided with a single leg. Each connecting piece is received in respective one of slots which are formed in the retaining portion, and the leg of the connecting piece is soldered to a printed circuit board which is incorporated in the receiver. Each connecting piece has a contact surface that contacts a contact terminal member provided in the printer through a window which is formed through the retaining portion, thereby electrically connecting the receiver to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 4995819
    Abstract: A set of strips of electrical terminals connected together by carrier strips (122 and 120) each comprises electrical terminals (95) each having a receptacle portion (96), a barbed retention part (98) for retaining the terminal in a terminal receiving cavity (62) in an insulating housing (14), a terminal leg and a cranked arm (102) connecting the retention part (98) to the terminal leg (100). The leg (100) has intermediate its ends a retention member (108), the leg (100) terminating in an insertion lance (112) for insertion in a hole (H) in a substrate (S). The set of terminal strips, comprises pairs of terminal strips, the arms (102) of the terminals of each pair of said strips being cranked in opposite senses. The portion (114) of the leg (100), between the arm (102) and retaining member (108) varies in length from pair of terminal strips to pair of terminal strips. The angle of crank of the arm (102) similarly varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: William C. Ohl
  • Patent number: 4950195
    Abstract: An adapter for cartridge fuses having ferrule type terminals which allows installing the fuses in larger size fuse holders. The adapter includes a solid body having a fuse clip engaging portion at one end and a fuse engaging portion at the other end. The fuse engaging portion is made up of two arcuate contact sections. One contact section is fixed with respect to the fuse clip engaging portion. The other contact section is allowed to circumferentially flex with respect to both the fuse clip engaging portion and the other contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Gould, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Perreault, David E. Suuronen
  • Patent number: 4884050
    Abstract: An electrically tappable miniature fuse which includes a housing from which the first ends of a pair of parallel blade terminals extend for engaging the contact elements in a fuse box or panel and where in at least one of the blade terminals includes a second end which is freely accessible either within, or which extends from, the housing remote from the first end thereof so as to permit an electrical connector to be selectively engagable therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Inventor: Emmett L. Kozel
  • Patent number: 4872262
    Abstract: A holder and method of forming a holder for a removable plug-in circuit element is disclosed. The fuse holder comprises an insulated base, an electrical bus member, and a plurality of terminal members which are formed from the same blank of metal as the metal bus member and which were separated from each other after that blank was mounted on the insulated base. The bus member comprises a plurality of branches joined to a common trunk with each branch having at its free end an integral terminal. Each terminal member has at one end an electrical terminal and, at an opposite end, an integral terminal which is aligned to the free end of one lateral branch. In one embodiment of the invention, the holder includes an insulated cover which is carried by the base and which has a plurality of apertures which aligned to the terminals of each branch so as to receive the ends of a removable plug-in circuit element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Marach
  • Patent number: 4801278
    Abstract: A fuse holder for a cylindrical fuse with a tubular body and conductive metal end caps is disclosed where the holder includes a molded base and metal terminals. The base is adapted to carry a pair of terminals in spaced apart alignment to receive at least one fuse, but a plurality of fuses can be carried in parallel rows on a common base between aligned pairs of terminals. Notched lines are positioned between the rows to define lines of weakness for severance of the molded base providing at least one fuse holder and terminal pair. The configuration of one fuse holder is elongated and rectangular with the molded base having a generally flat center and raised ends. The terminals are identical in shape and snap fit to the ends of the base between a pair of upstanding legs which form a channel for alignment with the axis of the fuse. Each terminal has a squat U shape in end profile and includes four spring fingers to hold the fuse end cap against the terminal base which is the flat bottom part of the U.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: Cooper Inductries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gayle L. Sappington