Grounding To Conductive Sheath Of Cable Patents (Class 439/98)
  • Patent number: 10476175
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electric wire includes: an electric wire including a core wire and an insulating coating; and a terminal connected to the core wire exposed from an end portion of the electric wire. The terminal includes: a flat-plate-shaped weld portion; a bottom plate portion; and a crimping piece. In a state where the crimping piece is crimped so as to be wound around an outer periphery of the insulating coating, a leading edge of the crimping piece is located on a bottom plate portion side with respect to a first virtual plane that passes through the center of the electric wire and is perpendicular to the bottom plate portion, and the leading edge of the crimping piece is in proximity to a side edge of the bottom plate portion on a side opposite to a side on which the crimping piece is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Idota, Hitoshi Takeda, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10468862
    Abstract: An exterior structure for a wire harness is provided with a pipe that has an electric wire insertion space that allows an electric wire to be inserted through the inside of the pipe. The pipe includes a diameter reduction portion that is defined by an inward deformation of the pipe in a diameter direction that narrows the electric wire insertion space. In the diameter reduction portion, the clearance between (i) the electric wire that is inserted through the electric wire insertion space of the pipe and (ii) the inner circumferential surface of the pipe can be reduced or eliminated, which suppresses rattling of the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Nakai
  • Patent number: 10454219
    Abstract: A “safe grounding apparatus” (SGA) for safely grounding or neutralizing the electrical conductors for permanent magnet motor (PMM) powered artificial lift systems and methods of practicing the same are disclosed. The SGA of the present invention ameliorates some of the dangers associated with PMM's. Methods of shorting, grounding, testing and monitoring the electrical conductors of a permanent magnet motor in order to safely manipulate the conductors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Yuratich
  • Patent number: 10411370
    Abstract: A high-voltage cable set, in particular for a vehicle electrical system, contains a plurality of cables, which are surrounded by a common shield, and a connector, which consists of a conducting material and is electrically connected to the shield. For this purpose, a contact sleeve is integrated into the connector, the shield being fastened to the contact sleeve. The risk of contact corrosion is thereby significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Albert, Wolfgang Hauschild, Alexander Kett, Felix Ursprung, Sascha Wolf
  • Patent number: 10355376
    Abstract: An example assembly includes an electrically conductive member, an electrically conductive mesh, and a crimp connector. The electrically conductive mesh includes a first area and a second area. The second area extends along a second longitudinal axis and is larger than the first area. The first area is twisted and extends from the second area along a first longitudinal axis that is transverse to the second longitudinal axis. One of the electrically conductive member and the twisted first area is twisted around the other of the electrically conductive member and the twisted first area to form a twisted connection. The crimp connector is crimped onto the twisted connection to form a crimped connection. The first area of the electrically conductive mesh, including the crimped connection, is folded onto the second area of the electrically conductive mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GENTHERM, INC.
    Inventors: Gerardo Edel de la Garza Fernandez, Carlos Alberto Gonzalez Reyes
  • Patent number: 10317526
    Abstract: A sensor for outputting a first measurement signal that is dependent on a measurement variable to be detected in a vehicle, including: a sensor circuit having a measuring sensor for generating the first measurement signal on the basis of the measurement variable, and a magnetic field probe for outputting a second measurement signal that is dependent on a magnetic field to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Klaus Rink
  • Patent number: 10158192
    Abstract: A connector 1 configured to be attached to a device 2 is provided with: an annular housing 11 configured to be attached to the device 2 in such a position as to annularly rise from the device 2; an annular seal member 22 that seals a space between an end surface of the housing 11 facing the device 2 and the device 2 in a watertight manner; and a water-preventing wall 25 that extends from the housing 11 toward the device 2 outside the seal member 22, and that protects the seal member 22 from high-pressure water externally sprayed toward the housing 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Yokotani, Yusuke Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10116077
    Abstract: A kit for use with an above ground portion of a tracer wire includes a tube and a conductive end cap. The tube has an interior cavity extending from a first end to a second end, and the internal cavity has a diameter configured to be positioned about the tracer wire. The conductive end cap is configured to electrically engage the tracer wire, and is further configured to mechanically engage a surface of the tube such that the tracer wire is protected from corrosion and external elements while allowing a signal to be sent along the tracer wire through the conductive end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Engineered Energy Products, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Richard Gleisner
  • Patent number: 10076659
    Abstract: Implantable medical leads include a shield that is guarded at a termination by having a first portion and a second portion of the shield, where the first portion is between a termination of the shield at the second portion and an inner insulation layer that surrounds the filars. The first portion may reduce the coupling of RF energy from the termination of the shield at the second portion to the filars. The first and second portions may be part of a continuous shield, where the first and second portions are separated by an inversion of the shield. The first and second portions may instead be separate pieces. The first portion may be noninverted and reside between the termination at the second portion and the inner layers, or the first portion may be inverted to create first and second sub-portions. The shield termination at the second portion is between the first and second sub-portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T. Stone, Mark J. Conroy, Wanzhan Liu, Gary W. Salminen
  • Patent number: 10079457
    Abstract: A “safe grounding apparatus” (SGA) for safely grounding or neutralizing the electrical conductors for permanent magnet motor (PMM) powered artificial lift systems and methods of practicing the same are disclosed. The SGA of the present invention ameliorates some of the dangers associated with PMM's. Methods of shorting, grounding, testing and monitoring the electrical conductors of a permanent magnet motor in order to safely manipulate the conductors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Magnetic Pumping Solutions
    Inventor: Michael Yuratich
  • Patent number: 10056702
    Abstract: An example assembly includes an electrically conductive member, an electrically conductive mesh, and a crimp connector. The electrically conductive mesh includes a first area and a second area. The first area is twisted and extends from the second area. One of the electrically conductive member and the twisted first area is twisted around the other of the electrically conductive member and the twisted first area to form a twisted connection. The crimp connector is crimped onto the twisted connection to form a crimped connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GENTHERM, INC.
    Inventors: Gerardo Edel de la Garza Fernandez, Carlos Alberto Gonzalez Reyes
  • Patent number: 10002691
    Abstract: An improved Ethernet cable with an undulating and folding jacket housing external spatial channels. The undulating housing provides for multiple connection configurations from a flat cable to rectangular block configurations. The cable has a plurality of internal electronic signal channels, each channel having a pair of conductors. Each channel is also further isolated by a multi-layer protective shield, the protective shield encasing the pair of conductors. This unique design meets the new requirements of CAT8 cables, and substantially enhances video and audio streaming and transmission speeds, while eliminating deleterious effects of prior cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: WIREWORLD BY DAVID SALZ, INC
    Inventor: David Salz
  • Patent number: 9625314
    Abstract: A spectrometer comprises a package having a stem and a cap, an optical unit arranged on the stem, and a lead pin penetrating through the stem. The optical unit has a dispersive part for dispersing and reflecting light entering from a light entrance part of the cap, a light detection element for detecting the light dispersed and reflected by the dispersive part, a support for supporting the light detection element such as to form a space between the dispersive part and the light detection element, a projection projecting from the support, and a wiring electrically connected to the light detection element. The projection is arranged at such a position as to be in contact with the stem. The lead pin is electrically connected to a second terminal part of the wiring arranged in the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Katsumi Shibayama, Takafumi Yokino
  • Patent number: 9595775
    Abstract: A grounding block includes a conductive grounding surface configured to electrically ground a wire to a grounded structure, a retention member rotationally fixed about an axis orthogonal to the grounding surface and slidable toward and away from the conductive grounding surface in a direction parallel to the axis, and a biasing element configured to apply a first force to the retention member in the direction toward the conductive grounding surface to electrically ground the wire to the housing to satisfy a first regulatory requirement. A fastener is operative to apply a second force to the retention member in the direction toward the grounding surface to apply a mechanical load to satisfy a second regulatory requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian K. Hanson
  • Patent number: 9559507
    Abstract: A mounting bracket assembly for an electrical cable having a Faraday shield configured to allow at least one conductor passing through the assembly to a fire detector wherein the Faraday shield electrically terminates into the receiving end of the assembly without the need for additional electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Ricky Neil Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 9472901
    Abstract: A shield connector includes: a housing fixed to an outer surface of the metallic case; a shield member connecting a shield portion of a shield wire to the metallic case: a shield pipe as a pressure-bonding-member for swaging and connecting the shield portion and the shield member. The shield pipe includes: a tubular portion through which the shield wire and the shield member are inserted; a flange portion extended radially from the other side edge of the tubular portion; and a swage portion where the tubular portion is deformed to press the shield portion and the shield member 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 9461414
    Abstract: A shielding unit is formed by attaching a shell internal cylinder and shell external cylinder of a shielding shell onto each other such that a cylindrical portion of a shielding member is sandwiched by an external cylindrical portion and an internal cylindrical portion press-fit therein while a flange portion of the shielding member is sandwiched by an internal cylinder flange portion and an external cylinder flange portion. By turning the shell internal cylinder in a counterclockwise direction with respect to the shell external cylinder, a positioning pin of the shell internal cylinder is moved to a counterclockwise direction end portion of a positioning guide hole of the shell external cylinder. This slides the cylindrical portion against at least one among the internal cylindrical portion and the external cylindrical portion, and slides the flange portion against at least one among the internal cylinder flange portion and the external cylinder flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yanagihara, Takashi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9462730
    Abstract: A shield member (1) includes a flexible main body part (11) surrounding electrical wire connected to a device in a shield case; and a flange part (12) provided at a shield-case-side terminal part of the main body part (11) so as to be integral with the main body part (11), facing a wall surface of the shield case. The stiffness of the flange part (12) is higher than that of the main body part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hayato Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9356362
    Abstract: A component unit is provided that achieves both downsizing of a bracket and prevention of deformation of the bracket that occurs when tightening the bolt. A noise filter, which is the component unit, includes a housing made of a synthetic resin and a bracket made of a metal and attached to a vehicle panel with a bolt. The bracket is attached to the housing by insert forming. The portion of the bracket projecting outside the housing is provided with a bolt through hole. The portion of the bracket embedded in the housing is provide with a resin introducing hole through which a resin of the housing flows during insert forming. With this configuration, the bracket, the resin around the bracket, and the rein in the resin introducing hole together receive an external force generated by tightening the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Miyawaki, Kunihiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 9241419
    Abstract: A bracket fixing hole that is configured to insert a screw part of a bracket fixing screw that is configured to mount the bracket to a bracket mounting part, a clamp hole that is configured to mount a cable clamp, and at least two notches that are configured to position the bracket to the at least two convex parts of the bracket mounting part are formed to a bracket. The bracket fixing hole and the clamp hole are faced on the opposed sides in such a manner that a first line segment that connects parts of the two notches is disposed between the holes. A second line segment that connects a center of the bracket fixing hole and a center of the clamp hole and the first line segment generally bisect each other at right angles. A gravity center is disposed on the side of the bracket fixing hole to the first line segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Ikezawa
  • Patent number: 9227443
    Abstract: A recording head is configured to selectively eject ink droplets from nozzles. A head board is configured to control the recording head to operate based on a high-frequency signal outputted from a control board. A carriage is configured to move in a reciprocating manner, with the recording head and the head board mounted thereon. A belt-like cable connects the control board and the head board so that the high-frequency signal can be transmitted therebetween. The cable has such flexibility that the cable can change a posture following reciprocating movement of the carriage. The cable has a first surface facing in a thickness direction of the cable. The cable has a reflective layer at a part of each of both end portions of the first surface with respect to a longitudinal direction of the first surface. The reflective layer is configured to reflect an electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9203166
    Abstract: Electrical connection system, in particular of an underground cable, with a first connecting piece which can be connected to an end of a first cable, wherein a longitudinal axis of the first cable determines a first longitudinal axis, and a second connecting piece which can be connected to an end of a second cable, wherein a longitudinal axis of the second cable determines a second longitudinal axis, wherein the first connecting piece has a seat formed for a protrusion of the second connecting piece, and the second connecting piece has a protrusion corresponding to the seat, and wherein the protrusion can be arranged in the seat to form an electrically conductive connection between the connecting pieces. A particularly simple installation in the region of the underground cables is possible because the seat extends parallel to the first longitudinal axis, the protrusion extends parallel to the second longitudinal axis, and the protrusion can be pushed into the seat parallel to the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Auto-Kabel Management GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9192537
    Abstract: A plug connector has a housing body, and a retaining cage is locked in place inside the housing body. At one end the retaining cage encloses a contacting element for electrically contacting a conductor of a cable to be attached, and at the other end the retaining cage encloses the cable sheath of the cable to be attached. Coupling elements for reversible connection of a further plug connector having an identical housing body are provided externally on the housing body on both sides thereof. Fixing elements for fixing the plug connector onto a mounting rail are provided externally on the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Bernard Schlegel
  • Patent number: 9161482
    Abstract: Provide is a shield terminal connection structure and method, which are easy and simple, for connecting a terminal part of a tubular shielding member to a shield structure. A holding part is formed by a terminal part itself of a shielding member, and then, a fixing member held by the holding part is connected to one side wall of a shield casing. When the fixing member is fixed to the one side wall of the shield casing, electrical connection to the shield member is also completed at the same time of the fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Hidehiko Kuboshima
  • Patent number: 9112300
    Abstract: An electrical connector suitable, for example, for connecting high voltage carrying cables in a low pressure environment comprises a housing having a conducting surface and a plurality of cable insertion parts, each cable insertion part comprising an electrical conductor configured to connect to an electrical cable and an insulating sleeve surrounding the electrical conductor, wherein the housing surrounds the plurality of cable insertion parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Damen, Jeroen Van Duivenbode, Henricus Hubertus Adrianus Van Hout
  • Patent number: 9093782
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shield connector structure preventing improper connection of a shield electric wire. The shield connector includes a housing fixed to an outer face of a metal case and a shield member connecting a shield part of the shield electric wire and the metal case, on one of the outer face of the metal case and an opposite face of the housing is formed a pin (projection) projecting toward the other, on the other are formed a positioning hole receiving the pin and a recess, the recess includes a slant face slanted in a peripheral direction about a center axis of an insertion hole, and abutting of the pin of the improper combination onto the slant face rotates a bolt hole of the metal case and a through hole of the housing about the center axis, making it impossible for a bolt to thread into.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Yuki Hiruta
  • Patent number: 9022792
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shield contact spring having a contact spring for the purpose of contacting a shield of a cable being connected, and having a fixing spring for the purpose of fixing the shield contact spring in a position in which the contact spring abuts the shield of the cable being connected, wherein the contact spring has a first end and a second end, and wherein the fixing spring has a first end and a second end, wherein the contact spring and the fixing spring are connected to each other by their first ends via a U-shaped connection region, wherein the shield contact spring has a support spring for the purpose of pressing out the contact spring from the insertion region of the cable being connected, upon the insertion of the shield contact spring into a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MCQ Tech GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Sticker, Werner Rösch
  • Publication number: 20150111402
    Abstract: Electrical device including a circuit board having signal contacts and at least one ground contact along a surface of the circuit board. The electrical device also includes a communication cable having a differential pair of signal conductors, a shield layer that surrounds the signal conductors, and a cable jacket that surrounds the shield layer. Each of the signal conductors has a wire-terminating end that is engaged to a corresponding signal contact of the circuit board. The cable jacket has an access opening therethrough that exposes a portion of the shield layer. The electrical device also includes a ground-terminating component that is electrically coupled to the shield layer through the access opening and electrically coupled to the at least one ground contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Allen Hackman, Troy Lyndon Blazek
  • Patent number: 8986045
    Abstract: A connecting structure of a shield braided part includes a shield shell that accommodates a connector housing which accommodates a terminal fitting connected to an end portion of an electric wire, and the shield shell including a tubular part which covers an outer periphery of the end portion of the electric wire, and a shield ring that is attached to an outer periphery of the tubular part of the shield shell and sandwiches an end portion of a tubular shield braided part covering the outer periphery of the electric wire between an outer peripheral face of the tubular part and the shield ring. A protruding part which protrudes toward the shield braided part is formed in the shield ring. A braided part insert hole is formed in the protruding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Okamoto, Tomoharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8956167
    Abstract: A cable end connector includes an insulating housing defining a rear cable-location portion thereof, a plurality of conductive terminals including contacting portions and terminal portions located in the rear cable-location portion, a plurality of cables each having wires and a connecting bar defining a first touching end and a second touching end. The wires of the cable overlap the terminal portions one by one except one wire and one terminal portion. The first touching end overlaps one terminal portion and the second touch end overlaps said one wire so as to establish an electrical connection through the connecting bar between said one terminal portion and one wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Feng-Jun Qi
  • Patent number: 8931936
    Abstract: A height-adjustable pendant lamp canopy assembly with an overhead-mounted junction box; a base-plate mounted transformer therein; an apertured insulating spacer plate below the base plate; a releasable cord grip with a threaded lower end protruding through the aperture; and, a clamping nut securing, releasably, the canopy cover on the end of the cord grip. A cord braid connector has a metal body with a cord-receiving, through-socket, a terminating portion for a fixture ground wire, and, a transverse screw hole. A braid-clamping, metal collar is clamped around braid of cord extending through the through-socket with the collar stuffed axially into the through-socket; and a clamping screw in the screw hole anchoring the metal collar and braid in the through-socket in a permanent electrical connection of the braid and the connector body, irrespective of limited lamp raising or lowering movement of the lamp power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: W.A.C. Lightning Company Ltd
    Inventors: Sean Tham, Molly McGee, JunQuan Rao
  • Patent number: 8870597
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of first contacts and a plurality of second contacts. Each first contact includes a first movable contact portion and a wire connecting portion having a greater width than the width of the first movable portion and connected to a wire. Each second contact is shorter than the first contact and includes a second movable contact portion and a ground contact portion which is not in direct contact with the wire. A contact accommodating member accommodates the first contacts and the second contacts in juxtaposition with each other in such a manner that the wire-side ends of the second contacts are positioned closer to an inserted portion than the wire connecting portions of the first contacts. A guide member includes a ground terminal which comes into contact with the ground contact portion of the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8864503
    Abstract: A biasing connector for biasing a shielding element of a power cable in connection with a cable joint, wherein an external sheath extends over a length of a cable sheath, may include an end portion configured to contact the shielding element and a conductive tape having a first end, connected to the end portion of the biasing connector, and a second end, configured to connect to a terminal providing a biasing voltage. At least one portion of the conductive tape may include at least one layer of a solid flat element having a width substantially equal to a transversal width of the conductive tape. The at least one portion of the conductive tape may be at least partly covered by the external sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventors: Didier Charpentier, Thierry Charpentier, Stephane Tognali
  • Patent number: 8858261
    Abstract: A device (11) for electrically connecting a cable, in particular a plug-in connector part (2), has a housing (148) in which a shielding element (159) is arranged for electrically contacting a cable shield (157) and for electrically connecting the cable shield (157) to the housing (148). The shielding element (159) is multipart. A first part (131) of the shielding element (159) is in electrically connecting abutment against the housing (148), and can be electroconductively connected to the cable shield (157) by at least one further part (135, 137) of the shielding element (159).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Pfisterer Kontaktsysteme GmbH
    Inventor: Gottfried Bäuerle
  • Patent number: 8845342
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection device for powering electrical equipment, said connection device comprising: a first electrical conductor (3) configured such that it is electrically connected to an electrical power source, and a second electrical conductor (5) connected mechanically and electrically to the electrical equipment to be powered. According to the invention, said connection device comprises an electrically insulating overmolding (7) held mechanically, covering the first (3) and second (5) electrical conductors at the connection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventor: Stephane De Souza
  • Publication number: 20140273560
    Abstract: A hybrid grounding connector is provided which combines the positive attributes of currently used connections. A recess is pre-milled, formed or extruded into the body of a compression connector and the recess is pre-filled with solder. After conductors are installed in the connector, an external heat source is applied to heat the solder until it flows into strands of the conductors and forms a solidified joint of the compression connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Matthew D. Cawood
  • Publication number: 20140235077
    Abstract: An electrical conduit ground assembly is provided for electrically and environmentally shielding an electric cable that inserts into a junction box via a through-hole. The assembly includes an adapter flange, first and second annular gaskets, first and second annular washers, a slip-ring, a ground adapter, first and second lock-nuts and a gland nut. The adapter flange has an internally threaded proximate end, an externally threaded mezzanine, a hexagonal seat, and an externally threaded distal end insertable into the through-hole. The first annular gasket inserts into the proximate end and includes frustum and cylinder portions. The first annular washer inserts into the proximate end and disposal on the first gasket. The slip-ring inserts into the proximate end and disposal on the first washer. The second annular washer inserts into the proximate end and disposal on the slip-ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Chief of Naval Research, Office of Counsel
    Inventors: Blaise L. Corbett, David J. Griffiths
  • Publication number: 20140235078
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a ground connection fitting capable of enhancing the reliability of connection of a ground wire to ground sections and a ground connection device using the same. A first ground connection fitting (1) connects a ground wire (E1) to a first bolt (B1) and a second bolt (B2), which a plurality of ground sections provided on a wall surface of a vehicle. The first ground connection fitting (1) includes a wire connecting portion formed by a wire-side terminal portion (4) to be mounted on an end of the ground wire (E1), and a ground-side terminal portion (5) formed with a first bolt connection hole (6) connectable to the first bolt (B1) and a second bolt connection hole (7) connectable to the second bolt (B2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuo Omori, Hiroki Hirai, Masaaki Tabata, Takamaru Amano, Takashi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 8808012
    Abstract: A shield connector includes a housing and a shield terminal. The housing, has a tubular shape so that a shield electric wire is inserted thereinto, and is attached to an objective body so as to communicate with an insert hole of the objective body. The shield terminal, has a tubular shape, is electrically conductive, is attached to an inner peripheral side of the housing, and is electrically conducted to the objective body and the shield layer. A seal member having a tubular shape is provided between an inner periphery of the insert hole and the shield electric wire and between the shield terminal and the shield electric wire, so as to seal a part between the inner periphery of the insert hole and an outer periphery of the shield electric wire and a part between an inner periphery of the shield terminal and the outer periphery of the shield electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Omae, Kazuki Zaitsu
  • Patent number: 8791373
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed in order to provide an electromagnetic pulse shield ground path. In this regard, a shielded power feeder assembly is provided that includes a plurality of conductors comprising a neutral conductor and at least one power feeder conductor. Each conductor includes an electromagnetic pulse shield. The shielded power feeder assembly also includes a fanning bar ground block. The fanning bar ground block includes a body member defining a plurality of openings for receiving respective neutral and power feeder conductors. The fanning bar ground block also includes a plurality of barrels associated with respective openings defined by the body member and configured to be positioned in electrical contact with the shield of the conductor extending through the respective opening. The shielded power feeder assembly also includes a ground path extending from the fanning bar ground block. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mahlon Bruce Hull, Pete Pereira
  • Patent number: 8779286
    Abstract: A one piece integrally formed non-metallic electrical box assembly is produced by molding an electrical box onto a metallic ground strap so that the ground strap is fixed to the electrical box. The electrical box is molded with retaining members surrounding selected portions of the metallic ground strap so that the electrical box can be molded onto the metallic ground strap without buckling or deforming the electrical box and the ground strap during the molding process by compensating for the differences in expansion between the non-metallic electrical box and the metallic ground strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard M. Cousineau, Jason W. Crossman, Cerefino A. Reyes
  • Patent number: 8766094
    Abstract: A grounding adapter to be used with a cable comprises a central band, a plurality of upper extensions, and a plurality of lower extensions. The central band may include an upper side, an opposing lower side, a left side, and an opposing right side to form a rectangle. The upper extensions may be spaced apart and coupled to the upper side of the central band. The lower extensions may be spaced apart and coupled to the lower side of the central band. Each upper extension and lower extension may have an isosceles triangle shape with a first side and a second side of equal length and a rounded corner therebetween. The lower extensions may be offset from the upper extensions such that a space between any two lower extensions aligns with an upper extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventor: Arnel Berton Citurs
  • Patent number: 8747126
    Abstract: An adapter is provided for electrically connecting an interior surface of a conduit and an external surface of a cable. The adapter includes a flat strip extending longitudinally from first to second ends with first and second transverse edges and composed of an electrically conductive and mechanically flexible material. The strip includes a longitudinal ribbon that forms a ring for wrapping around the cable by curling the first and second ends together in a direction transverse to the sheet, and a plurality of first and second incisions from the transverse edges towards the ribbon, the incisions being disposed at respective intervals that correspond to a longitudinally regular pattern. The first incisions form tapering tabs for bending in the direction transverse to the sheet to produce petals that extend radially inward from the ring to engage the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Blaise L. Corbett, David J. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 8742254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, methods, and systems for grounding outdoor light poles, as well as other structures, which may be exposed to lightning or other adverse electrical effects and may require a low impedance path to ground. Inventive aspects include a combination of apparatus integral to the pole or other structure and installation considerations whereby the ease of installation, reduction of onsite installation error, and reduction of impedance may be tailored to each installation. An apparatus can include a pre-installed earth grounding electrode at the lower end of the pole or structure to be inserted into the earth. A method can include installing an earth grounding electrode to/on/in a lower end of a pole or structure prior to insertion into the earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, David L. Barker, Gabriel P. Gromotka, Gregory N. Kubbe
  • Patent number: 8704089
    Abstract: A foundation base member is provided for supporting an above ground electrical device such as a light pole and for supplying electrical wiring to the electrical device. The foundation base includes a body for inserting into the ground and has an axial passage for carrying the underground electrical wires to the electrical device. A base member is coupled to the top end of the foundation body and has a passageway aligned with the axial passage of the foundation body for receiving the electrical wires. The base member is adapted for coupling to and supporting the electrical device. A clamping device is received within a recess of the base member for fixing the position of the clamping device with respect to the foundation base. In one embodiment, the clamping device is captured between the foundation base and the electrical device. The wires are clamped in position by the clamping device to prevent unauthorized removal of the wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jacob C. Atchley
  • Patent number: 8696371
    Abstract: A wireless raceway (100) employs bus bars (121), instead of cabling or other types of wires. The raceway (100) includes a pair of junction blocks (102). A bus bar assembly (116) holds the individual bus bars (121). The raceway (100) also includes a pair of modified H-terminals (122) having a central bus bar terminal (124) connected to each of a pair of receptacle terminals (126). The modified H-terminals (122) connect the individual bus bars (121) to external electrical assemblies through the junction blocks (102) without the need of wires or cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Patent number: 8692113
    Abstract: The connector assembly for a printed circuit board includes a set of differential signal wires, a set of alternating current (AC) power wires, a ground wire, and a connector. The set of differential signal wires includes a plurality of signal wires, and each of the signal wires has an insulator and a conductor. The set of AC power wires includes a plurality of power wires, and each of the power wires has an insulator and a conductor. The connector includes an insulated shell and a plurality of conductive pins received therein, and each of the conductive pins has a nipper. An end of each of the set of differential signal wires and the set of AC power wires is electrically connected to the printed circuit board, and the other end thereof is electrically connected to the nipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Chicony Power Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jui Huang, Wen-Nan Huang
  • Patent number: 8690599
    Abstract: A cable gland (1) for a shielded cable (2), including a threaded sleeve (9), a clamping insert (4) that engages therein, and a union nut (7) or pressure screw in the usual manner. The union nut or pressure screw act axially and radially upon an area of the clamping insert (4) protruding beyond the threaded sleeve (9) and radially deforms the clamping area or the clamping finger (6) of the clamping insert. The threaded sleeve (9) contains a contact device (10) having one or more contact fingers (11), which lie against the shielding of the cable (2) in a contacting manner in the working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hummel AG
    Inventors: Mario Bartholomä, Fritz Zügel, Volker Götz, Achim Hoch
  • Patent number: 8674216
    Abstract: An early streamer emission terminal is disclosed. According to some embodiments, the early streamer emission terminal can create an upward propagating streamer earlier than conventional lightning protection systems and/or devices. In particular, the early streamer emission terminal can collect ground charges during an initial phase of thunderstorm development. When a thunderstorm begins to generate downward step leaders, the ambient electric field around a grounded lightning protection system can induce a current into the grounded lightning protection system. The induced current can include a flow of negative charge toward the ground, while a positive charge can be released to form an upward streamer. The construction of the early streamer emission terminal can trigger the flow of positive upward charge microseconds earlier than traditional lightning rods or other similar devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Alltec LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bean, Woei Chiang Lee
  • Publication number: 20140051271
    Abstract: A ground strap shield connector assembly includes first and second ground strap shield connectors connected to ends of first and second cables. The first and second ground strap shield connectors include first and second substantially cylindrical support sleeves disposed between an inner insulation layer and a ground shield of the first and second cables, respectively. First and second connecting members are disposed on a portion of the ground shields of the first and second cables such that the first and second connecting members surround the first and second support sleeves, respectively. A ground strap has a first end connected to the first connecting member secured to the first cable and a second end connected to the second connecting member secured to the second cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Robert V. De France