Potting Material Or Coating (e.g., Grease, Insulative Coating, Sealant Or, Adhesive) Patents (Class 439/936)
  • Patent number: 9065261
    Abstract: A connecting structure is applied for connecting an electric wire and a terminal. For coating a connecting portion of a conductor of the electric wire and the terminal, which form a wire harness, with a coating resin, a portion of an insulator, which is to be inserted into a terminal insertion hole of a connector housing, is subjected to a diameter reduction process such that an outer diameter of the coating resin coated on the insulator is smaller than the terminal insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kawamura, Satoshi Takamura, Katsunori Takeda
  • Patent number: 9033739
    Abstract: An electronic device including a connector. The connector includes a housing defining a cavity for receiving a mating connector. The housing includes a contact support member. The connector also includes contacts supported by the contact support member, the contacts including protruding portions that protrude outside of the cavity. The connector may also include a shielding element disposed over the protruding portion of at least some of the contacts. A moisture sealant may be disposed within a gap located between the contacts and the shielding element. In one embodiment, a cap may be provided between the housing and the shielding. The cap and the housing may each include an aperture for viewing a moisture indicator, and at least one of the cap and the housing may include cutouts for holding a transparent element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jason S. Sloey
  • Patent number: 8932074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contacting arrangement for conductors provided on flat structures, namely glass panes, the conductors having a contact point in their connecting section, wherein one end of a connecting cable or another connection device is electrically and mechanically connected with a pad including a conductive fleece or double-sided conductive adhesive tape, wherein the connecting cable configured in this way is introduced into an encasement block which is open at one side and which includes a frame which surrounds the fleece or the conductive adhesive tape and which is provided with adhesive, wherein the surface of the conductive fleece which is laterally defined by the frame is matched to the area of the contact point in order to provide a contact connection between the contact point and the fleece surface through an adhesive joint between the frame and the flat structure, wherein the frame with the encasement element closes off the contact point in sealing fashion towards the ambient and a por
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Few Fahrzeugelektrikwerk GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: André Jenrich, Roy Gleisberg
  • Patent number: 8851925
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a plurality of wires, and a connector including a housing for holding end portions of the plurality of wires. The housing includes an airtight block that includes a resin, an insertion hole formed thereon for inserting the plurality of wires, a flow channel in communication with the insertion hole to flow a molten resin therethrough for resin-sealing a gap between the insertion hole and the plurality of wires, and a melting section to be the molten resin being integrally formed with the flow channel. The gap between the insertion hole and the plurality of wires is resin-sealed such that an ultrasonic vibrator relatively moving with respect to the airtight block is brought into contact with the melting section, and the molten resin melted from the melting section by heat generated by vibration of the ultrasonic vibrator is poured into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Kataoka, Hideaki Takehara, Kunihiro Fukuda, Sachio Suzuki, Jun Umetsu, Shinya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8845361
    Abstract: A fitting, for terminating an electrical cable having two or more conductors, includes a substantially tubular body having a central bore configured to receive the electrical cable therethrough. A substantially tubular sealing sleeve is configured to engage a forward end of the body during assembly of the fitting to receive the two or more conductors of the electrical cable passing through the body. After receiving the two or more conductors, the sealing sleeve is configured to receive a sealing compound therein, such that the sealing compound flows between the two or more conductors during filling of the sealing sleeve. The sealing sleeve is formed of a transparent material to enable visible confirmation of sealing compound distribution and a determination that the sealing compound is free of voids or air bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Joey D. Magno, Jr., Rasoul Shouri
  • Patent number: 8777639
    Abstract: A plug-in socket for coupling to a corresponding standard plug and for connection of an electrical terminal device to a primary voltage. The plug-in socket improves the use of mains units with voltage converters. The plug-in socket comprises a socket housing, a first electrical contact arranged in the socket housing for coupling to a corresponding standard plug electrical contact, a voltage converter integrated in the socket housing and converting a primary voltage into at least one secondary voltage for the electrical terminal device, a second electrical contact arranged on the socket housing for electrical contacting of the secondary voltage, wherein the voltage converter is integrated in the socket housing so that the external dimensions of the socket housing are substantially predetermined by the dimensions of the corresponding standard plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Achim Gleissner, Christoph Jehle
  • Patent number: 8770989
    Abstract: An electronic control device has a circuit board to which, at one side thereof, a connector is fixed; a housing having a pair of connector sandwiching members that sandwich the connector, a part of the connector being exposed to an outside of the housing and a remaining part of the connector and the circuit board being housed in a watertight space of the housing, and one of the connector sandwiching members being set to be higher in rigidity than the other; a seal portion filled with a sealant; and a shift suppression unit having a protruding portion formed at one side of the higher-rigidity connector sandwiching member and the connector and a hollow portion formed at the other side The shift suppression unit suppresses a shift of the connector with respect to the housing by fitting of the protruding portion and the hollow portion together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Ohhashi, Yuichi Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 8747155
    Abstract: Devices and methods for assembling a connector are provided herein. In one aspect, an example method of assembly includes positioning an insert frame having an applicator portion supporting electrode contacts within an enclosure; attaching the electrode contacts to a circuit board substrate within the enclosure; forming an underfill layer by injecting a hardenable fluid medium through the applicator portion to fill a semi-confined space between the insert frame and the circuit board substrate; and detaching the applicator portion and applying an overmold. The applicator portion includes one or more lumens extending from an inlet opening to one or more exit openings to facilitate flow of fluid medium to desired locations. The inlet opening may be disposed on a portion of the applicator extending above the insert frame and have a diameter substantially larger than the exit opening to allow for fluid injection using an oversized injection nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Weber, Naoto Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 8702439
    Abstract: Electrical connectors suitable for wet environments and even underwater mating are provided. A replaceable gel filled cartridge affixes over sockets of a female plug. Water channels and radial holes in the receptacle combine to form a pathway for water ejection during connection formation. A coupling nut secures the female plug to the male connector. A spring housed within the coupling nut allows the coupling nut to further rotate, after pins are seated in respective sockets, to seal water holes. The cartridge is filled with hydrophobic gel and has a diaphragm sandwiched between a front and a rear housing. Contact pins pass through the diaphragm and pass through the gel filled rear housing before mating with respective sockets. Trapping of water is minimized with the escape of water via channels in the receptacle. Contaminated or lost gel is readily replaced via the cartridge affording multiple wet-mateable connections for a given connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: WilliamsRDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Q Paulsel, Donald W. Murray, Michael A. Parvaresh
  • Patent number: 8702450
    Abstract: A connecting component formed by a first housing, within which there are disposed electrical components which are connected to coupling elements acting outwards, is oversheathed with an insulating envelope. The first housing is surrounded by a second housing, the coupling elements are guided through corresponding openings of the second housing, and the space between the two housings is overcasted with a polyurethane plastic compound. After curing, the thus formed sheath of the housing has, with only one process step, a shape identically reproducing that of the second outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Nass
  • Patent number: 8657609
    Abstract: Seal structure for electronic control device having a seal portion formed between an outer peripheral surface of a connector and an inner peripheral surface of a housing, and provided with a seal groove and a protruding line. The seal portion has a deep bottom portion having a seal groove, a shallow bottom portion whose seal groove is shallower than that of the deep bottom portion, and a connecting portion connecting these deep and shallow bottom portions. Width of the seal groove of the shallow bottom portion is set to be larger than the deep bottom portion As a position of a seal groove of the connecting portion gets closer to the deep bottom portion from the shallow bottom portion, depth of the seal groove of the connecting portion is set to be gradually larger, and width of the seal groove of the connecting portion is set to be gradually smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yanagisawa, Yoshio Kawai, Hironori Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 8622765
    Abstract: A cable connecting device has a housing and an electrically conductive bypass element; a first electrical line, which has an internal current-carrying core and an insulating covering, is routable through the housing of the cable connecting device via the bypass element in that the line can be inserted into at least one first recess of the bypass element, with the size of the first recess corresponding to or being slightly smaller than the diameter of the current-carrying core of the electrical line, and the bypass element has at least one second recess for at least one second electrical line, which has an internal current-carrying core and an insulating covering, with the size of the second recess being adapted to or slightly smaller than the cross-section of the current-carrying core of the second electrical line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Green Inno GmbH
    Inventor: Alexander Sulzer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8616928
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (10) includes a wire barrel (12) to be crimped and connected to a core (61) at an end portion of a wire (60). An insulation barrel (13) is located behind the wire barrel (12) and is to be crimped and connected to an insulation coating (62) at the end portion of the wire (60). The inner surface of the insulation barrel (13) is formed with a close-contact portion (18) to be held in close contact with the insulation coating (62) and a recessed groove (19) spaced from the insulation coating (62) and extending over the entire circumference. The recessed groove (19) has an opening (21) that is open at the front end of the insulation barrel (13) and a waterproof material (40) flows into the recessed groove (19) through the opening (21). The waterproof material (40) adheres to the outer surface of the core (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 8608515
    Abstract: A terminal block in which a plurality of conductive plates (10) connected to device-side busbars provided in a motor are made integral by a connector housing (50) made of synthetic resin includes a plurality of cores (65) in which the conductive plates (10) are made integral to a primary molded portion (61); a metal plate (30) to be attached and fixed to a motor case; and a secondary molded portion (70) integrally forming the plurality of cores (65) held in contact side by side and the metal plate (30). A contact portion (66) is provided between a pair of adjacent cores (65, 65) and the pair of adjacent cores (65, 65) are held in contact via the contact portion (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Tate, Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8591243
    Abstract: A plug for a moisture-protected electrical plug connection has a plug housing having an interior and contact elements secured in the plug housing. Electrical lines extend through the plug housing and are each conductively connected by an electrical connection to one of the contact elements. The electrical lines each have an enveloping insulation. A potting compound fills out the interior of the plug housing. The electrical lines each have a first area without insulation adjoining the electrical connection. An electrically non-conductive spacer is arranged between the first area and the electrical connection. The first area, on a side of the spacer facing away from the electrical connection, is embedded in the potting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: OASE GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Brune, Andreas Hanke, Juri Bugajew, Reinhard Hembrock
  • Patent number: 8550842
    Abstract: A cable connector system includes an electrical cable (having a primary conductor and an insulation layer), a connector, a flow block member and a flowable sealant. The primary conductor of the cable extends into a conductor bore of the connector through a passage in the flow block member and is mechanically and electrically coupled to the connector. The flow block member is thereby mounted on the primary conductor and interposed between a terminal end of the insulation layer and an end face of the connector. The sealant surrounds the flow block member and adjacent portions of the insulation layer and the connector. The flow block member inhibits flow of the sealant into the conductor bore through the entry opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Raychem GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Gutiérrez, Chien-An Chen, Brian Ayres, Ladislaus Kehl
  • Patent number: 8545244
    Abstract: A technique facilitates the reliable connection of cables in subsea environments. A cablehead system is designed to reliably connect cables to subsea components while providing long term protection of the connection in potentially harsh, subsea environments. The cablehead system comprises a cable clamp housing which may be coupled to a bulkhead assembly by a cavity housing which provides space for routing of internal communication lines. One or more additional protective components are incorporated into the cablehead system to ensure a reliable connection and to further protect the internal communication lines from exposure to the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Allan Nicholson, Eric Chaize, Stephen Henry, Kirtikumar Patel, Jeff Marabella
  • Patent number: 8523607
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a cable with a connector which can enhance simply and readily accuracy of the relative positions among plural connector units and does not cause connection failure, and a manufacturing method of the same. [Solving Means] In a cable with a connector, a hybrid connector 1 holding a plurality of connector units 2 to 4 in a common connector housing 5 is connected to at least one end of a hybrid cable 9. The connector housing 5 has a recess groove 18 for accommodating and holding therein a flange portion 15a to 17a of the connector unit 2 to 4. The recess groove has a clearance which enables positional adjustment of the connector unit in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of connection of the connector unit. A thermosetting adhesive 19 is applied to the clearance, whereby the plurality of connector units are bonded and fixed to the connector housing with the predetermined relative positions and intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8277250
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a plurality of cables arranged in parallel, and a connector including a housing to which end portions of the plurality of cables are connected. Air-tightness between an air-tight block and the cables is maintained by inserting a melting member into cable insertion holes through a first insertion part, vibrating the melting member and pressing the melting member against a first press receiving part formed at an inner wall surface of the cable insertion holes such that a front end portion of the melting member in contact with the first press receiving part is melted into a melt resin to allow the melt resin to be poured into a gap between the cables and the air-tight block and a periphery of the cables to be covered with the melt resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sachio Suzuki, Hideaki Takehara, Kunihiro Fukuda, Yuta Kataoka
  • Patent number: 8206163
    Abstract: A USB connector for connecting with a USB female comprises a rotating shaft assembly which is capable of rotating, metal legs, a connecting line, and a substrate, and said rotating shaft assembly includes a rotating shaft, a rotating shaft sleeve and a rotating shaft support, the rotating shaft is disposed in the rotating shaft sleeve and is capable of rotating relative to the rotating shaft sleeve, the rotating shaft sleeve is located in a support hole of the rotating shaft support, and the rotating shaft assembly with the rotating shaft support is fixed on the surface of the substrate by the rotating shaft support. According to the USB connector and the USB device, the metal legs are formed on the surface of the substrate to ensure the connecting strength of the metal legs and reduce the thickness of the USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Menglong Zhao, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8202115
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a plurality of cables arranged in parallel, and a connector including a housing to which end portions of the plurality of cables are connected. An air-tight block includes two closing parts, an insertion part, a press receiving part, and an air escape opening part that opens from a cable insertion hole between the closing parts toward an outside of the air-tight block. Air-tightness between the air-tight block and the cables is maintained by a first step that a melting member is vibrated and pressed to the press receiving part to have a melt resin, which is poured into a gap between the closing parts, and a periphery of the cables is covered with the melt resin, a second step that the air escape opening part is closed, and a third step that the cables are pressed by the melt resin poured into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sachio Suzuki, Hideaki Takehara, Kunihiro Fukuda, Yuta Kataoka, Shinya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8192230
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a plurality of cables arranged in parallel and a connector comprising a housing to which end portions of the plurality of cables are connected. The housing has an air-tight block at a side thereof that the plurality of cables are connected. The air-tight block further includes two closing parts for closing a space between the air-tight block and the cables at two places along a longitudinal direction of the cables, and for defining a part of a cable insertion hole. A metallic member protruding outwardly in a radial direction of the cables is fixed by swaging to a periphery of each of the cables between both of two closing parts for restricting a movement of the cables along the longitudinal direction in a pulling force or pressing force of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Kataoka, Hideaki Takehara, Kunihiro Fukuda, Sachio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8113860
    Abstract: This patent discloses an improved multi-pin electrical connector for use in wet environments. Multi-pin connectors are widely used. In some uses, the connectors may be exposed to water. The improved connector keeps external water from entering the connector and isolates any water inside the connector. A number of improvements are disclosed, including seals for the pins, seals for the wires exiting the back of the connector, and bonding internal insulator materials. The invention also incorporates an improved female receptacle design that provides a better male-to-female connection, thus improving performance of the connector. The multi-pin connector disclosed is suitable for use in almost any wet environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Graeme Richard Sandwith
  • Patent number: 8109799
    Abstract: A high-temperature patch plug (50) for one or more connection lines (60), especially for connecting electric supply and/or signal lines to heating elements and/or thermocouples or temperature sensors. The patch plug (50) has one or more poles each with a contact element (64) connected to an inner conductor (61) of a connection line (60), and with a one-piece, insulating housing (51), which surrounds an interior (59), in which at least the at least one contact element (64) is accommodated at least partially. The housing (51) has at least one insertion opening (63) on the side facing away from the plugging side and a passage opening (57), which is connected to the insertion opening via the interior (59) of housing (51) for each pole on the side facing the plugging side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Türk & Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 8075318
    Abstract: A USB connector for connecting with a USB female comprises a rotating shaft assembly which is capable of rotating, metal legs, a connecting line, and a substrate, and said rotating shaft assembly includes a rotating shaft, a rotating shaft sleeve and a rotating shaft support, the rotating shaft is disposed in the rotating shaft sleeve and is capable of rotating relative to the rotating shaft sleeve, the rotating shaft sleeve is located in a support hole of the rotating shaft support, and the rotating shaft assembly with the rotating shaft support is fixed on the surface of the substrate by the rotating shaft support. According to the USB connector and the USB device, the metal legs are formed on the surface of the substrate to ensure the connecting strength of the metal legs and reduce the thickness of the USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Menglong Zhao, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8011976
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a novel waterproof connector in which liquid such as water is securely prevented from adhering to the connection between a terminal fitting and an electrical conduit, and a novel method for producing the waterproof connector. The novel waterproof connector 1 comprises an electrical conduit (6), a terminal fitting (2), and a sealing member (4). The terminal fitting (2) has an electrical conduit-connecting portion (22) connected to an end portion (6a) of the electrical conduit (6). The connector housing (3) is integrally molded with both of the electrical conduit (6) and the terminal fitting (2). In this configuration, at least the electrical conduit-connecting portion (22) is embedded in the connector housing (3). The sealing member (4) comprises a synthetic polymer component having adhesion properties and elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yuusaku Ooki
  • Patent number: 7972166
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector having a sealant therein to enable formation of a waterproof electrical connection by axial insertion of a wire into a chamber contained an electrical conductor protected by the sealant with the electrical conductor displaceable into a waterproof electrical contact with the wire while both the conductor and the wire remain in the presence of the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Patent Store, LLC
    Inventors: William Hiner, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7959464
    Abstract: A connector (10) comprises a primary resin-molded member (20) integrally covering both a terminal (18) and a covering material (14). A first sealing material (24) is disposed at the first joining portion (28) between the primary resin-molded member (20) and the covering material (14) so as to seal the first joining portion (28). The first sealing material (24) is integrally covered together with the primary resin-molded member (20) by a secondary resin-molded member (22). The peeling of the first sealing material (24) from the first joining portion (28) is suppressed by the secondary resin-molded member (22), whereby the durability of the waterproof structure can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Mizutani, Hiroshi Kato, Hisashi Sawada, Kazumoto Konda
  • Patent number: 7950956
    Abstract: A ready to use tracer wire connector kit comprising a pod and cover that can be mated together around a tracer wire connector that can be retained in the pod or removed from the pod as the tracer wires are joined therein with the pod and cover encapsulating and protecting the junction of tracer wires in the tracer wire connector and a method and system wherein underground difficult to detect devices and systems can be indirectly located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: William Hiner, James C. Keeven, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7942696
    Abstract: A pothead connector for connecting a plurality of electrical cables to the terminal block of a submersible motor head is provided. A method of assembly of the pothead connector is also provided. The pothead connector comprises a housing that defines a plurality of passageways that extend in a longitudinal direction and are each configured to receive one of the electrical cables. Each passageway is further configured to receive a shroud that encircles the electrical cable within that one passageway. A first end of the shroud compresses a packing seal to form a liquid impermeable seal with each passageway and with the outer surface of the electrical cable. Each shroud is biased in the longitudinal direction to compress the packing seal by a plurality of spring stacks separated by a plurality of spacers. The second end of the shroud is capable configured to mate with a recess in the terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur I. Watson
  • Patent number: 7845990
    Abstract: An enclosed connection system for connecting first and second elongate electrical conductors includes a transverse wedge connector and an enclosure. The transverse wedge connector includes an electrically conductive first connector member, an electrically conductive second connector member, and a clamping mechanism. The first connector member includes: a first body having inner and outer opposed ends; a first hook portion on the outer end of the first body, the first hook portion defining a first channel to receive the first conductor; and a first abutment portion on the inner end of the first body. The second connector member includes: a second body having inner and outer opposed ends; a second hook portion on the outer end of the second body, the second hook portion defining a second channel to receive the second conductor; and a second abutment portion on the inner end of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Maigan G. Shrum, Jimmy E. Marks, George W. Pullium, III, Rudolf R. Bukovnik, Mahmoud K. Seraj, Kenton A. Blue
  • Patent number: 7833038
    Abstract: A inline push-in wire connector for forming an inline electrical connection or a side-by-side branch connection with either or all of the electrical connections formed therein may be waterproofed through a sealant that retains itself therein but yields to allow insertion of a wire into engagement with a bus strip in the presence of the sealant while the sealant is self healing to form an inline or branch wire connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., John Lloyd King, William Hiner
  • Patent number: 7828596
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector comprising a connector body, a tubular inner post configured to receive a coaxial cable and a clamping member, whereby at least one surface of the coaxial cable connector is coated with microcapsules creating an adhesive material. An adhesive layer is pre-applied to defined components of the coaxial cable connector in their pre-assembled configuration to avoid increased labor for the connector installer and to ensure a minimal but uniform layer of the microencapsulated adhesive is present on the desired connector components. When the coaxial cable is inserted into and clamped within the coaxial cable connector, the microcapsules are ruptured by the resulting pressure. This results in an adhesive bond forming between the coaxial cable and the connector to create a secure, mechanical bond and moisture seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Assoc., Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen P. Malak
  • Patent number: 7828566
    Abstract: A card edge connector (100) for receiving a module (200) includes an elongated insulative housing (1) having a receiving slot (19) for receiving the module and at least one arm portion (10) positioned at one end of the insulative housing. The arm portion (10) has a pair of side walls (11) and a recess (12) located therebetween. Each side wall has a stopper (14) extending in the recess. A sets of terminals (2) are mounted on said insulative housing and extend into the receiving slot thereof. A latch (3) is adapted to be rotatably received in the recess (12). The latch includes an ejecting portion (33) for ejecting the module out of the receiving slot, a locking portion (34) for locking the module into the receiving slot and a pair of projections (31) formed on opposite sides thereof for cooperating with the stoppers (14). The projection (31) has a side surface (312) coated with a lubricant film (315) thereon for interfering engagement with the stopper (14) when the latch is rotated inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: De-Xi Chen, Xue-Wu Bu, Ting-Shun Liu
  • Patent number: 7824186
    Abstract: A USB connector for connecting with a USB female comprises a rotating shaft assembly which is capable of rotating, metal legs, a connecting line, and a substrate, wherein one end of the metal legs connects with one end of the connecting line, the metal legs are formed on a surface of the substrate, the connecting line is fixed to the surface of the substrate, and said rotating shaft assembly includes a rotating shaft and a rotating shaft sleeve, the rotating shaft sleeve is fixed on the surface of the substrate, and the rotating shaft is disposed in the rotating shaft sleeve and is capable of rotating relative to the rotating shaft sleeve. According to the USB connector and the USB device, the metal legs are formed on the surface of the substrate to ensure the connecting strength of the metal legs and reduce the thickness of the USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Menglong Zhao, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 7789718
    Abstract: A connection article is provided for a cable comprising at least one wire. The connection article comprises a holder, at least one connector arranged in the holder and having a first receiving opening for receiving a wire to be connected, and guiding means arranged in front of the first receiving opening of the at least one connector, the first receiving opening defining a cross section and the guiding means comprising at least one guiding passage extending through the guiding means and aligned with the first receiving opening of the at least one connector for guiding a wire into the first receiving opening of the connector. The at least one guiding passage comprises opposite distal and proximal ends, the proximal end facing towards and the distal end facing away from the first receiving opening of the at least one connector. The proximal end has a cross section not larger than the cross section of the first receiving opening of the at least one connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christophe Desard, Didier Touillon, Yvonnick Marsac
  • Patent number: 7766681
    Abstract: Waterproof electric plug or receptacle for LED light string is provided. In one embodiment, the plug includes a housing comprising two prongs, two fuses, an internal space, rear passages, compartments between the space and the passages, a wall for separating the space and the compartments; an electrical assembly comprising a PCB electrically to the prongs via the fuses, and rear conductive posts in the compartments; a power cord passing the passages and having two sleeves secured to the posts, and a shell mounted around the housing. Waterproof adhesive is applied on the wall, the compartments, and front and rear ends of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ting Shen Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng Lien Wang
  • Patent number: 7766690
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a boot body, a contact housing, and a contact. The boot body extends between a boot coupling end and a boot back end. The back end receives a cable that includes a conductor. The boot body defines an internal chamber. The contact housing extends between a housing mating end and a housing back end. The contact housing includes a housing coupling element between the housing mating end and the housing back end. The housing back end is coupled to the boot coupling end. The housing mating end is configured to mate with a mating connector to electrically connect the connector assembly and the mating connector. The contact is held in the housing and electrically connected to the conductor. An adhesive is disposed in the internal chamber to secure the boot body and the contact housing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Walker, William Gary Lenker, Steven Michael Weldon
  • Patent number: 7753716
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for terminating first and second electrical wires, the electrical connector assembly comprising a housing including a compartment for receiving first and second IDC elements and a cap movably mounted to the housing to cover the compartment. The cap is movable between an open position and a closed position. The cap includes a general body portion, a wire retention portion, and a latching mechanism. The wire retention portion includes first and second wire holders to retain and align the respective electrical wires within the housing for engagement with a gripping portion of the respective IDC element when the cap is placed in a closed position. The gripping force of the wire holders is less than a gripping force of the IDC elements. The latching mechanism can releasably fasten the cap to the housing when the cap is placed in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Cox, Sidney J. Berglund, Jerome A. Pratt
  • Patent number: 7736165
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use with a conductor includes a housing, a conductor member and a flowable sealant. The housing defines a port. The port includes: an entrance opening; an exit opening; and a conductor passage extending between and communicating with the entrance and exit openings, the conductor passage being adapted to receive the conductor therethrough. The conductor member is disposed in the housing. The sealant is disposed in the conductor passage. The sealant is adapted for insertion of the conductor therethrough and to the conductor member such that the sealant provides a seal about the inserted conductor. The sealant is positively pre-pressurized prior to insertion of the conductor into the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Rudolf Robert Bukovnik, George W. Pullium, III
  • Patent number: 7708593
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, a cable, a contact and an encapsulant. The housing extends from a cable exit to an opposite end along a longitudinal axis and from a mounting face to a top face along a vertical axis. The housing includes a cable opening that extends into the cable exit in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis and a window extending into the housing from the top face toward the mounting face in a direction parallel to the vertical axis. The cable extends through the window and into the housing through the cable opening. The contact is held by the housing and is configured to electrically couple the cable with a mating device when the housing face of the housing is mounted to the mating device. The encapsulant is disposed within the window to seal an interface between the cable and the housing. The encapsulant prevents ingress of moisture into the housing through the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen D. Gherardini, Paul D. Roman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7704080
    Abstract: A receiving housing for a hand-held power tool includes a first housing part (13) having an opening (15), a board (20) with electronic component (17, 18, 19) arranged in the first housing part (13) at a distance (A) from the opening (15), and a second housing part (14) for closing the opening (15) and forming, together with the first housing part (13), a receiving space (16), with the second housing part (14) having at least one sleeve section (26) an axial length (L) of which at least corresponds to the distance (A) between the board (20) and the opening (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Naumann, Helmut Burger, Claus Osselmann
  • Patent number: 7686661
    Abstract: An enclosed connection system for connecting first and second elongate electrical conductors includes a transverse wedge connector and an enclosure. The transverse wedge connector includes an electrically conductive first connector member, an electrically conductive second connector member, and a clamping mechanism. The first connector member includes: a first body having inner and outer opposed ends; a first hook portion on the outer end of the first body, the first hook portion defining a first channel to receive the first conductor; and a first abutment portion on the inner end of the first body. The second connector member includes: a second body having inner and outer opposed ends; a second hook portion on the outer end of the second body, the second hook portion defining a second channel to receive the second conductor; and a second abutment portion on the inner end of the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Maigan G. Shrum, Jimmy E. Marks, George W. Pullium, III, Rudolf R. Bukovnik, Mahmoud K. Seraj
  • Patent number: 7678994
    Abstract: An encapsulating permanent wire connector is comprised of a housing provided with a first port and a second port. At least one division wall extends coaxially in a portion of the housing to a side of a straight central axis of the housing and defines an electrically isolating cavity in the housing. The housing has an opening to inject a sealing substance therein. Air evacuation holes are associated with the electrically isolating cavity for the escape of air therefrom when a sealing substance is injected within the housing with soldered wire connections being disposed in the housing and isolated from one another by the electrically isolating cavity. In a preferred embodiment, there are two spaced-apart electrically isolating cavities with a central cavity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Flextherm Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 7674111
    Abstract: Provided is an LED module for lighting, which includes a printed circuit board (PCB); at least one or more LED elements mounted on the PCB; and a waterproof agent surrounding terminals between the PCB and the LED elements, which are exposed on mounting surface of the LED elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kilyoan Chung, Il Ku Kim
  • Patent number: 7670192
    Abstract: An audio plug (100) for a connection with an audio plug, includes a contact shaft (1) for a connection with the audio plug and a cable (5), a tubular sleeve (2) covering on the contact shaft, and a metal tube (4) glued on the tubular sleeve. Wherein the tubular sleeve has a plurality of channels (21, 22) on the external face thereof for accommodating glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7641494
    Abstract: In a waterproof connector and a method for the same, the waterproof connector includes a plurality of electrically conductive terminals, an electrically insulating base, an electrical wire, a hollow cylinder and a cladding. The electrically insulating base has a receiving section. The electrical wire has a plurality of cores. Each core is connected to one end of each electrically conductive terminal. The hollow cylinder is connected to the receiving section and located to one side of the electrical wire. The cladding is used to cover the receiving section, the hollow cylinder, the core and one end of electrically conductive terminal. Further, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing the waterproof connector so as to enhance the yield rate and prevent the penetration of moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Liang Tei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Nan Chen, Teng-Sheng Hung
  • Patent number: 7563127
    Abstract: A connector for a vehicular AC generator includes a resin connector case having an element-accommodating chamber in which a leaded circuit element having a pair of leads at opposite ends is received. The leads are bent at right angles and soldered at respective tip end portions to element connecting terminals of wiring metal pieces embedded in the connector case. The element-accommodating chamber is filled with an elastic sealing resin. The right-angled leads take up or absorb the difference in thermal expansion between the connector case and the circuit element including the leads. The elastic sealing resin prevents a crack from occurring at an interface boundary between the circuit element and the leads and offers an improved environmental resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Takaaki Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 7563985
    Abstract: Gel-filled casing for electric connections comprising a base element (100; 200) having an internal volume filled with dielectric gel (G) and a covering or upper element (102; 201) which can be reciprocally coupled in a reversible or irreversible manner to the base element (100, 200), delimiting an internal cavity (101; 210) for a terminal box (3) or similar device to which one or more cables (5) are connected, wherein a plurality of in/out tubular guides for the cables (5) are formed on the covering or upper element (102; 201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Belisario Pini