Metallic Connector Or Contact Comprising A Slotted Or Apertured Disc Or Plate Patents (Class 439/883)
  • Patent number: 11146033
    Abstract: A multicore cable manufacturing method for manufacturing a multicore cable with reduced influence on high-frequency characteristics is provided. The multicore cable manufacturing method includes a plurality of crimping dies, each crimping die being constituted of a pair of dies to connect, by crimping, each electric wire and each terminal. The plurality of crimping dies is configured to substantially simultaneously connect the plurality of electric wires and the plurality of terminals, and the crimping die is configured to connect a front end portion of each electric wire and each terminal with the front end portions of the plurality of electric wires extending radially centering on a branch point located on a rear side of the front end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Miyoshi Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 10750608
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a top surface, where the top surface includes a mounting aperture, a chassis, and a fastener having a width and length extending at least from the top surface of the PCB to the chassis through the mounting aperture. The apparatus also may include a logic ring that includes a via to a logic circuit of the PCB and a washer including a substantially flat surface including a high yield strength material. The washer may include a through-hole to accommodate the width of the fastener. The washer may additionally include a plurality of contact fingers extending out from the through-hole. The plurality of contact fingers is configured to contact the logic ring. The washer may be made to be in electrical communication with the chassis when compressed in response to a downward force from the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler Jandt, Timothy L. McMillan
  • Patent number: 10714848
    Abstract: A high-current electrical connector comprises a stranded wire and a connecting piece. The stranded wire has a longitudinal end section. The longitudinal end section of the stranded wire is incorporated in a material of the connecting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Kioschis, Andre Martin Dressel
  • Patent number: 10535940
    Abstract: A plug-in connector part for connection to a mating plug-in connector part includes: a housing which has a plug-in portion for plug-in connection to the plug-in connector part; at least one contact element, arranged in the plug-in portion and having a shaft portion, for electrically contacting an associated mating contact element of the mating plug-in connector part; and a heat capacity element, which is arranged on the shaft portion of the at least one contact element and rigidly connected to the shaft portion, for absorbing heat from the at least one contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Fuehrer, Holger Seifert
  • Patent number: 10512154
    Abstract: Since a protruding portion preventing a rotation during screw fastening of a connection member is disposed to engage with a printed circuit board, and a protruded length of the protruding portion is smaller than a thickness of the printed circuit board, a configuration can be achieved such that the protruding portion does not interfere with an earth member, a bracket, etc., disposed on the back side of the printed circuit board, and the earth member and the bracket can freely be designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Kinoshita, Nobuo Shirokawa, Haruo Suenaga, Hisashi Morikawa, Hideaki Moriya
  • Patent number: 10276947
    Abstract: The electrical contact for electrical cables comprises a base (1) and at least one cutting and connection element (2), the or each cutting and connection element (2) defining an initial cutting edge (3) and a cutting and connection portion (4) and is characterized in that said initial cutting edge (3) is closer to the base (1) than said cutting and connection portion (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SIMON, S.A.U.
    Inventor: Jonatan Acien Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10236595
    Abstract: A terminal fitting includes a fastening portion and a wire connection portion. The fastening portion is formed with an installation insertion hole through which a fixing member is inserted. The wire connection portion extends from a peripheral edge portion of the fastening portion. A notch is provided in the fastening portion so as to extend along the peripheral edge of an opening of the installation insertion hole and between the installation insertion hole and the wire connection portion. A through hole or a thin recessed portion is formed on the notch at an intersection portion between the notch and an axis in an extending direction of the wire connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatatsu Yamamoto, Keiichi Mita, Ryou Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10218027
    Abstract: A starter battery is provided comprising a plurality of pouch-type prismatic cells stacked to form an array and configured to output a voltage sufficient to start a vehicle engine. The starter battery further includes a housing configured to contain the array wherein the housing includes a tray and a lid attached with the tray such that the housing provides a compressive force sufficient to prevent cell delamination and to constrain expansion or swelling of the cells during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: A123 Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Gohl, Timothy Hughes, Arfan Ahmad, Jason Davis, Robert Dickie, Kevin Martus, Michael Shenberger, David Allen
  • Patent number: 9651071
    Abstract: A fitting (10) is formed from by clamping first and second clamp bodies (12,14) of composite plastic material together, each of the clamp bodies being covered by a pressed stainless steel shell (36,38). Each of the clamp bodies (12,14) defines a grip formation (16) that faces a recess (26), so that an edge of a glass panel can be gripped between the grip formations (16)—preferably with soft pads (18). Fasteners such as bolts pass through apertures (24,25) extend through the shells (36,38) and bodies (12,14), to hold the entire fitting (10) together and to exert a gripping force on the glass panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Jose Teixeira Mao-Cheia
  • Patent number: 9570849
    Abstract: A float plate for a connector interface includes: at least one substantially planar body panel; at least one opening in the body panel, the opening having a perimeter; and a plurality of fingers extending from the perimeter of the opening within a plane defined by the body panel, each finger extending from the perimeter at an oblique angle to a diameter of the opening originating at a fixed end of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Paynter
  • Patent number: 9509085
    Abstract: A wire with corrosion-resistant terminal (60) includes an aluminum wire (40) and a corrosion-resistant terminal (10) is formed from a base material made of copper alloy. The terminal (10) includes a wire connecting portion (30) connected to an end of the aluminum wire (40). The copper alloy exposed on an end part of the wire connecting portion (30) is covered with an anticorrosive (50). End parts of the base material in the wire connecting portion (30) face inward on an upper surface of the wire connecting portion (30) while winding around the end of the aluminum wire (40). A storage portion (33, 34) is surrounded by the end parts of the base material, and the anticorrosive (50) is stored in the storage portion (33, 34) in a region (R1, R2) narrower than a maximum width region (W1, W2) on the upper surface of the wire connecting portion (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9246246
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a casting having a raised integrated cast grounding block with tunable surfaces for routing an electrical grounding wire/strap via an eyelet and an anti-rotational tab attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, Keith J. Saari
  • Patent number: 9159474
    Abstract: A connecting structure includes a sheathing connecting section in which sheathed sections of a plurality of electric wires, which are sections at both sides of exposed conductor sections, are bundled together in a state of being superimposed with each other; and a conductor connecting section in which the conductor sections of the plurality of electric wires are intertwined in a state of being folded back, and a section of the folded back conductor section remaining as a result of excluding a portion of the folded back conductor section are ultrasonically bonded in integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Ito
  • Patent number: 9081553
    Abstract: A power supply includes an integrated cable manager board. The integrated cable manager board is configured to integrate elements of the power supply on the integrated cable manager board. The integrated cable manager board includes a circuit monitoring device and a plurality of connectors. The circuit monitoring device is disposed on the integrated cable manager board and monitors the circuit status of the power supply. The connectors are disposed on the integrated cable manager board and each of the connectors is operable to provide power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi Lo, De-Chang Jin, Yi-Han Su
  • Publication number: 20150140875
    Abstract: Provided is a connection terminal including: a conductive plate including a connection unit having a ring shape, and an extension unit integrally formed with the connection unit and extending from one side of the connection unit; and a connection cable electrically connected to the conductive plate, wherein the conductive plate further includes a damping portion formed as a part of the extension unit and bent to protrude along a direction perpendicular to the connection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Sang-Kyu AHN
  • Patent number: 8870610
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (10) includes a terminal main body (21) with a bottom wall (22) on which cores (71) of wires (70) are placed, and two side walls (23) that stand up from opposite lateral sides of the bottom wall (22). A welding portion (25) where the cores (71) are welded to the bottom wall (22) is formed at a front part of the terminal main body (21). A crimping portion (26) is formed at a rear part of the terminal main body (21) and has crimping pieces (27) projecting from upper ends of the side walls (23) for crimped connection to the wires (70). Cutouts (28AF, 28AR) are cut into the upper end of the side wall (23) of the crimping portion (26) at front and rear sides of the front crimping piece (27F) while retaining parts of the side wall (23L) below the cutouts (28AF, 28AR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20140273668
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include devices for converting a bi-pin interface to a wedge interface in a light-emitting-diode (LED) lighting system. The ultimate purpose of the invention is to reduce the cost, service time, and risk challenges faced by LED-lighting servicers. The invention accomplishes this purpose by neutralizing the challenge imposed by unknown inventory requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CAO GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Densen Cao
  • Patent number: 8790135
    Abstract: A connector (C) is formed by insert molding such that terminal fittings (10) are embedded in a housing (20). A connecting portion (10A) provided at the front end of the terminal fitting (10) for connection to a mating terminal fitting projects forward from the housing (20) and a part of the terminal fitting (10) located behind the connecting portion (10A) is embedded in the housing (20). A seal (15) is provided in close contact with an embedded portion (10C) of the terminal fitting (10) embedded in the housing (20) and a resilient portion (19) is provided at a position before the seal (15) and outside the housing (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihito Maegawa
  • Patent number: 8647159
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting electrical termination with a plurality of types of termination structures includes: (a) a base member presenting a face in a first direction; and (b) a plurality of electrically conductive connection members extending in the first direction from the face. Each respective connection member of the plurality of connection members presents a rod-shaped post. Each post has a first portion presenting a threaded structure and has a second portion presenting an unthreaded structure. The rod-shaped post of selected connection members may further include a tapped opening located along a longitudinal axis of the respective connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael C. Steeves
  • Publication number: 20140011413
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes a pair of terminal contacts sandwiching a male connector therebetween to make electric contact with the male connector, and a terminal body supporting the pair of terminal contacts, the terminal contacts being formed by bending a metal plate having been punched into a designed shape, the terminal contacts each including a contact surface formed by bending a contact part not facing the other contact part and extending towards a central axis of the terminal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Daisuke MATSUSHITA
  • Patent number: 8622776
    Abstract: A terminal fitting 10 having a wire barrel 31 crimping the terminal of an exposed core wire 42 of a coated electric wire 40, an insulation barrel 32 provided in the rear of the wire barrel 31 and fixing the coated electric wire 40, and a coupling portion 33 coupling the wire barrel 31 and the insulation barrel 32 to each other. The coupling portion 33 having a surface coming in contact with the coated electric wire 40 has a lead-in groove 36 to introduce an anti-corrosive agent. The lead-in groove extends in a direction intersecting with the axial direction of the coated electric wire 40 such that at least one of end portions is opened at the side edge of the coupling portion 33.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Morikawa, Kazumasa Kobayashi, Takuji Otsuka, Hiroki Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20130309919
    Abstract: A connection plate for battery terminals capable of inhibiting a first member and a second member from being detached from each other is provided. This bus bar 2 (connection plate for battery terminals) includes a first member (3) including a first hole (30) and an embedding hole (31), made of first metal and a second member (4) having a second hole (42), including a base (40) made of second metal, embedded in the embedding hole of the first member, while an intermetallic compound layer (5) containing at least one of the first metal and the second metal is formed on an interface between the embedding hole of the first member and the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: NEOMAX MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Oda, Masaharu Yamamoto, Masaaki Ishio
  • Patent number: 8574003
    Abstract: A busbar includes a battery connecting portion and a wire connecting portion as a circuit body connecting portion. The battery connecting portion connects electrodes of two batteries to each other. The wire connecting portion is continued to the battery connecting portion, and connected directly with an electric wire so as to overlap a core wire of an electric wire thereon. The wire connecting portion includes a welding portion which the core wire of the electric wire is welded to, and a bridge portion connecting the welding portion and the battery connecting portion. A cross-sectional area of the bridge portion along an intersecting direction intersecting a direction of connecting the welding portion and the battery connecting portion is formed to be smaller than a cross-sectional area of the welding portion along the intersecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Shinichi Yanagihara, Hideki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20130260596
    Abstract: In one embodiment is provided a method of manufacturing a female electrical contact from a piece of material by removal of material from the piece of material by machining. The removal of material comprises forming at least one first hole in a first end of the material to form a contact portion, the at least one first hole formed along a longitudinal axis; making at least two slits in the contact portion to produce contact fingers, the slits extending from the first end along at least a portion of length of the contact portion. A corresponding single piece female contact is provided. Another embodiment provides a latching mechanism for an electrical connector housing, the latching mechanism comprising: a planar body portion; a neck portion extending in a first direction from one end of the body portion, the neck portion including a raised portion; and a locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: SCOTT FLOWER, Andrew McQuilken, Mark Plested
  • Publication number: 20130115829
    Abstract: A contact mechanism includes a fixed contact and a movable contact adapted to be inserted in a conducting path. The fixed contact includes a pair of flat plate conductive bodies disposed and fixed to maintain a predetermined interval. The movable contact includes a flat plate conductive body disposed to face the pair of flat plate conductive bodies of the fixed contact and capable of contacting with and separating from the pair of flat plate conductive bodies. Current paths wherein each of the current paths has a current flowing in a same direction are formed at least two side portions of the flat plate conductive bodies of the fixed contact and movable contact mutually facing each other in a width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Naka, Kouetsu Takaya, Kenji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130109253
    Abstract: An enclosure for tablet devices with features to provide secure mounting options is described. In accordance with at least one embodiment, the enclosure provides options to mount a tablet device in either a desktop stand or onto a variety of other supports, including VESA compliant mounts and electrical junction boxes. Security options include the ability to secure the tablet device inside the enclosure to provide a deterrent to theft or vandalism. Additional levels of security may be provided that limit access to the tablet device's control features (i.e., control buttons, cameras, sensors). In accordance with at least one embodiment, access to the tablet device's display, button(s), camera(s), microphone(s), speaker(s), connector(s), and/or tactile feedback of button(s) or other devices can be selectively maintained or prevented while the tablet device is enclosed in the tablet enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: WELDON GAMMON, David Libman, Jaysun Stockdell-Giesler
  • Patent number: 8382535
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a first connection section adapted to connect the electrical connector to a first conductor; and a second connection section connected to the first connection section. The second connection section includes a lug with a plurality of lug portions with at least one weakened section between the lug portions. Each lug portion has a hole adapted to be located onto a respective mounting post. A first one of the lug portions can be removed from a second one of the lug portions at the weakened section to reconfigure the second connection section to have one less lug portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul A Werthman, Deborah L. Werthman, Russell Lee Schoepf, Reginald B Phelps, Earle Temple
  • Patent number: 8366499
    Abstract: A ground terminal is provided for a vehicle. The ground terminal includes a hub having an opening extending therethrough. The opening is configured to receive a fastener for attaching the hub to the vehicle. A plurality of electrical contacts extend radially outward from the hub. Each electrical contact extends outwardly from the hub to a free end portion. The free end portions of the electrical contacts are arranged in an arcuate pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Raymond Shuey, John Mark Myer, Forrest Irving Kinsey, Jr., Douglas John Hardy
  • Patent number: 8303357
    Abstract: A conductor-connecting washer arranged between two conductors to electrically connect the two conductors includes a metal plate portion including a washer hole in the middle and 24 or more contact protrusions integrally formed on each of both surfaces of the plate portion, 16 or more of which are bent alternately toward each of both surface sides along the outer circumference of the plate portion and 8 or more of which are bent alternately toward each of both surface sides along the inner circumference of the washer hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwahara, Yoshiaki Ishiyama
  • Publication number: 20120238157
    Abstract: A cable terminal is provided for connecting an electric cable to a component of a motor vehicle. The cable terminal includes, but is not limited to a basic body with a connecting body and a transition piece. The connecting body is configured for an electrical connection to a cable. The transition piece includes, but is not limited to a rotatable fixing element at one end. The fixing element includes, but is not limited to a locking gear rim that is arranged on an outer jacket of the fixing element and locking teeth radially directed towards the outside interact with at least one locking edge of the transition piece and lock a releasing of the fixing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Sven FRONIUS
  • Patent number: 8246390
    Abstract: An integral bonding attachment includes an insulated section of a conductive wire with an exposed, uninsulated section. A sleeve covers the insulated and uninsulated sections of the conductive wire, and the sleeve includes a flattened section encasing at least a portion of the uninsulated wire section to form a generally integral structure with the core of the conductive wire. At least one generally tubular section is positioned at an end of the flattened section to engage the insulated section of the conductive wire. An aperture may pass simultaneously through the inner core and flattened sleeve section for attaching the integral bonding attachment to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Tensolite, LLC
    Inventors: David Charles Cecil, Jack Edgar Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20120208410
    Abstract: A busbar includes a battery connecting portion and a wire connecting portion as a circuit body connecting portion. The battery connecting portion connects electrodes of two batteries to each other. The wire connecting portion is continued to the battery connecting portion, and connected directly with an electric wire so as to overlap a core wire of an electric wire thereon. The wire connecting portion includes a welding portion which the core wire of the electric wire is welded to, and a bridge portion connecting the welding portion and the battery connecting portion. A cross-sectional area of the bridge portion along an intersecting direction intersecting a direction of connecting the welding portion and the battery connecting portion is formed to be smaller than a cross-sectional area of the welding portion along the intersecting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Shinichi Yanagihara, Hideki Inoue
  • Publication number: 20120072047
    Abstract: Remote sensor units for a vehicle are described. An apparatus may comprise a satellite housing having an electrical connector interface portion, and an electrical connector disposed within the electrical connector interface portion of the satellite housing. The electrical connector may be arranged to conduct electrical signals for an electronic component having an electronic sensor operative to monitor conditions for a vehicle, the electrical connector comprising a capture portion at a first end and a pin portion at a second end, the capture portion having a pair of opposing mechanical contact elements arranged to receive at least one edge of the electronic component. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: AUTOLIV ASP. INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Forwerck, Charles Still, William M. Leach
  • Patent number: 8137116
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ground joint connector capable of collectively connecting a plurality of grounding wires included in a wire harness for a vehicle, to a given ground site, while occupying a little space. The ground joint connector JC comprises a plurality of wire terminals to be attached to respective terminal ends of the grounding wires, a grounding conductor a connector housing holding the grounding conductor. The grounding conductor includes a plurality of wire-side terminal portions to be fitted to the respective wire terminals in a terminal fitting direction and a ground-side terminal portion to be connected to the ground site while fixed onto the wall surface around the ground site. The wire-side terminal portions aligned in a direction approximately perpendicular to the terminal fitting direction and parallel to the wall surface, and integrally joined to the ground-side terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Omori, Hiroki Hirai, Tetsuji Tanaka, Masaaki Tabata, Yuujirou Imai, Teruo Hara
  • Patent number: 8133607
    Abstract: A parallel connection assembly of batteries and a battery set having the same are provided. The parallel connection assembly connects battery units to form a battery set, and it includes electrical-conductive connecting pieces, two flexible metallic woven bands and electrical-conductive fixing elements. Each battery unit has a positive electrode hole and a negative electrode hole. Each electrical-conductive connecting piece has a through-hole and a fixing portion. Each electrical-conductive fixing element passes through the through-hole to be fixed in the positive electrode hole or the negative electrode hole. The two flexible metallic woven bands serially connect the fixing portions of the electrical-conductive connecting pieces located on the positive electrode holes and the negative electrode holes respectively, thereby electrically connecting the battery units in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Amita Technologies Inc Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Chen, Shen-Fa Hsu
  • Patent number: 8105121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a ground terminal fitting capable of being fixed to a ground member through a simple operation while permitting production cost to be reduced, and a ground device having the ground terminal fitting. The ground terminal fitting comprises a terminal body surrounding a through-hole, a clamping piece having a rising portion rising from an outer peripheral edge of the terminal body and a distal end portion extending inwardly from the rising portion along the terminal body, and a clampable piece located adjacent to the clamping piece in a circumferential direction of the terminal body. The clamping piece is adapted to clamp, when the ground terminal fitting is superimposed on a second ground terminal fitting, a clampable piece of the second ground terminal fitting to prevent a relative displacement between the ground terminal fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Miyamoto, Tetsuji Tanaka, Hiroki Hirai
  • Patent number: 7955123
    Abstract: A cell connector (CC) for electrical contacting of planar current sources, the cell connector being able to be contacted electrically with the current source merely in regions. The cell connector thereby includes at least one electrically conductive layer which is configured as a transit region and via contact regions which constitute merely a fraction with respect to the total surface area of the transit region is contacted with the current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forshung E.V.
    Inventor: Harry Wirth
  • Patent number: 7955101
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a first connection section adapted to connect the electrical connector to a first conductor; and a second connection section connected to the first connection section. The second connection section includes a lug having a hole configured to be located onto a mounting post. The second connection section has a substantially straight shape with the electrical connector having a first predetermined product safety certification. The second connection section includes a recess on a top side forming a weakened line across the second connection section for bending the second connection section at the weakened line from the substantially straight shape to a bent shape forming a modified electrical connector having a second different predetermined product safety certification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Craig E. Lawson, Normand L. Castonguay
  • Publication number: 20110051360
    Abstract: A handheld computing device is disclosed. The handheld computing device includes a seamless housing formed from an extruded tube. The extruded tube includes open ends and internal rails which serve as a guide for slidably assembling an operational assembly through the open ends of the extruded tube, a reference surface for positioning the operational assembly relative to an access opening in the seamless housing, and a support structure for supporting the operational assembly during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Teodor Dabov, Phillip M. Hobson, Anthony Montevirgen
  • Patent number: 7896712
    Abstract: An integral bonding attachment includes an insulated section of a conductive wire with an exposed, uninsulated section. A sleeve covers the insulated and uninsulated sections of the conductive wire, and the sleeve includes a flattened section encasing at least a portion of the uninsulated wire section to form a generally integral structure with the core of the conductive wire. At least one generally tubular section is positioned at an end of the flattened section to engage the insulated section of the conductive wire. An aperture may pass simultaneously through the inner core and flattened sleeve section for attaching the integral bonding attachment to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tensolite, LLC
    Inventors: David Charles Cecil, Jack Edgar Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20110045714
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly having a wiring harness terminal includes a body and a protrusion. The protrusion extends from the body, and is configured to mate with the wiring harness terminal. The protrusion comprises six sides. Four of the sides have a first length, and two of the sides having a second length that is different from the first length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN J. ANDLER, DANIEL C. DE GROOTE
  • Patent number: 7892049
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly having a wiring harness terminal includes a body and a protrusion. The protrusion extends from the body, and is configured to mate with the wiring harness terminal. The protrusion comprises six sides. Four of the sides have a first length, and two of the sides having a second length that is different from the first length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: John J. Andler, Daniel C. DeGroote
  • Patent number: 7887380
    Abstract: A cable or a cable receptacle and a method of forming same are disclosed. The cable lug or cable receptacle has a flat part and a tube portion integrally formed together as one piece. The flat part has opposing surfaces which abut against each other. The flat part and the tube portion are plated with tin such that an integral bond is established between the abutting surfaces of the flat part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Gustav Klauke GmbH
    Inventor: Harald Ross
  • Patent number: 7867044
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiple ground terminal assembly for vehicles. The multiple ground terminal assembly includes a multiple ground terminal unit 100 and a ground bolt 200, and can be formed by layering multiple ground terminals 110 to be in surface contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Ki Yong Lee
  • 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: 7828613
    Abstract: This invention is a cable terminal connector, primarily comprising of a U-shaped contact body at the front end of the connector, with a compressible slot located between its upper and lower faces, forming upper and lower resilient clamping faces above and below the compressible slot. When the cable terminal connector's U-shaped contact body is held in place by the cap, the resilient clamping faces on the U-shaped contact body spring back to hold the cap in place, preventing it loosening and increasing the stability of conduction, thereby making it a more effective cable terminal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Ting-Chu Chen
  • Patent number: 7811121
    Abstract: A wind turbine and a flexible electric power cable for transferring electric power in a moving environment are provided. The power cable includes a conductor with a plurality of cores for conducting an electric current and an isolator for protecting the conductor and a connector piece for surrounding and connecting an end of the conductor with one or more apparatuses. The connector piece includes at least two encircling connection areas including one or more electrical connection areas establishing electrical connection between the connector piece and the plurality of cores, the electrical connection areas including one or more through-going connection holes for connecting the connector piece to the one or more apparatuses, and one or more mechanical connection areas establishing mechanical connection between the connector piece and the conductor. The areas are positioned in continuation of each other, separated and connected by one or more adapting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Allan Laursen Molbech, Kim Bertelsen
  • Patent number: 7780488
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to connectors for terminating and connecting electrical wires and cables. More particularly, the connector of the present invention permits ease of connection at any angle, with regard to the electrical wire or cable equal to that of heavy gauge. Termination of an electrical wire is provided in the present invention using a connector assembly including a barrel connector, a terminal lug connector, and a flexible cable. The terminal lug connector and the barrel connector mechanically and electrically engage the electrical wire. The flexible cable mechanically and electrically connects the barrel connector to the terminal lug connector and permits angular movement between the barrel connector and the terminal lug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: George Braxton Robertson
  • Publication number: 20100173537
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a lug landing accessory. More particularly, the invention encompasses a field installed lug landing accessory. The present invention is also directed to a novel lug landing kit that can be installed by an installer in the field. The invention further comprises a lug coupler comprising a set of bus bars, each of the set of the bus bars are secured to an electrically non-conductive housing of the lug coupler. The bus bar has at least one opening for the passage of at least one electrically conductive protrusion, and the bus bars are electrically connected to at least one corresponding breaker strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey K. Hudgins, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100144218
    Abstract: Solar cell interconnects with multiple current paths. A solar cell interconnect may include a plurality of in-plane slits arranged in several rows. The in-plane slits may be spaced to provide strain relief without unduly increasing the electrical path resistance through the solar cell interconnect. The in-plane slits may be staggered, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas H. Rose, Shandor G. Daroczi, Neil Kaminar