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20090197457Key coded power adapter connectors - A key coded power connector and a system and method for making key coded power connections are disclosed. A power connector such as a power adapter connector is configured with either a visual keying system, a physical keying system, or both. The physical keying system prevents a user from connecting a host device to a connector of the power source which does not support that host device. The visual keying system provides the user with an early indication that the particular device is not supported by a power source. The user can visually compare a marking key on the host device with the making key on the power connector and determine whether or not the power source is capable of outputting sufficient power to operate the device. The visual and physical keying systems prevents a user from improperly connecting a host device to a power source which does not support that device.08-06-2009
20110189887VISIBLE OPEN FOR SWITCHGEAR ASSEMBLY - An electrical connector assembly may include a connector body having a conductor receiving end, a first connector end, and a visible open port. A contact assembly may extend axially within the connector body from the conductor receiving end to the first connector end. A conductive insert may be inserted into the visible open port. At least a portion of the contact assembly is visible through the visible open port prior to insertion of the conductive insert or following removal of the conductive insert. The portion of the contact assembly visible through the visible open port includes a first contact portion and a second contact portion separated by a gap. A portion of the conductive insert is received in the gap between the first contact portion and the second contact portion to allow current to flow from the second contact portion to the first contact portion upon insertion of the conductive insert into the visible open port.08-04-2011
20110195598Termination Cap For Use In Wired Network Management System - A termination unit (08-11-2011
20100075532Fluorescent Marker for Detecting Gel or Lack of Gel - A conductive composition having a transparent and colorless appearance under normal or ambient lighting and at least a dyed, translucent or fluorescent appearance under artificial lighting is provided. The composition includes a photo-reactive quantity of a dye-marker.03-25-2010
20120244743Plug-Cable Unit, Coding Plug, Setting Device and Method for Configuring a Functional Unit - In one embodiment, a plug-cable unit comprises a plug connector (09-27-2012
20130078848Intelligent Patching Systems and Methods Using Radio Frequency Identification Tags that are Interrogated Over Network Cabling and Related Communications Connectors - Methods of identifying an Ethernet cabling connection that extends between a first connector port and a second connector port are provided in which an RFID interrogation signal is transmitted from the first connector port to the second connector port over one or more of a plurality of differential pairs of the Ethernet cabling connection. A responsive RFID signal that is received from an RFID tag at the second connector port is then used to identify the patching connection. Related connectors, systems and coupling circuits are also provided.03-28-2013
20090156050PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, POWER DETECTION JACK AND POWER DETECTION METHOD - A power detection jack can be connected with a plurality of power output jacks respectively to receive different power levels. Each of the power output jacks has a first insulation element, and the lengths of the first insulation elements are different from each other. The power detection jack includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a power detection element. The first electrode is disposed inside the power detection jack. The second electrode is disposed outside the power detection jack. The power detection element is disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. When the power detection jack is connected with one of the power output jacks, the power level provided by the power output jack is determined according to a connection state of the power detection element and the first insulation element.06-18-2009
20090269974CONDUCTING DEVICE HAVING IDENTIFICATION FUNCTION - The invention provides a conducting device having identification function, which includes a device body, a socket part disposed on the device body, a first identification unit and a second identification unit disposed on the device body. Compared with the prior art, the conducting device having identification function of the invention has the first identification unit and the second identification unit. Therefore, it could notice a user that the connecting part provides at least two connecting components having different functions for being identified to be selectively engaged so that the engagement could be more convenient and exacter.10-29-2009
20130065428ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETECTING A PROPER CABLE CONNECTION - An electronic device, systems and methods are described for detecting whether there has been a proper cable connection when a plug is inserted into a socket. A pressure sensor configured to measure air pressure within the socket generates one or more pressure signals as a function of the air pressure, and a processor determines whether a proper cable connection has been made (whether the plug has been fully inserted into the socket) as a function of the pressure signals.03-14-2013
20090233478Tamper evident connector system - An electrical assembly is disclosed that provides evidence of tampering. The assembly includes a plug housing with a seal cover attached thereto, the seal cover including latching arms. A wire dress cover is attached over the seal cover, and a locking element is placed through the wire dress cover and is rotatably latched in place to the latching arms. The locking element overlies a jack screw, which prevents the disconnection of the plug housing or removal of a wire cover without first removing the locking element.09-17-2009
20120115352MODULAR JACK WITH A PAIR OF LED DEVICES THEREON - An indicator comprises a casing, a first terminal with a first end retained in the casing and a second end extending downwardly from the casing, a chip mounted on said first end and received in said casing, a second terminal also with one end retained in said casing, and conductive elements, connecting with said first and second terminals. A zener diode is also mounted on the first end of the first terminal and received in said casing, the chip and the zener diode are respectively connected with said one end of the second terminal by individual conductive elements, which can provide an ESD protection for the indicator.05-10-2012
20120231654ELECTRICAL CORD AND APPARATUS USING SAME - An electricity conducting cord has first and second ends, one of the ends comprising an electrical connection member engageable with a power connection member of an apparatus having an apparatus power rating, at least one of the power connection member and the electrical connection member comprising electrical connectors and a physical cord identification member, the physical cord identification member is configured to inhibit the electricity conducting cord being electrically connected to the power connection member if the electricity conducting cord has a power rating lower than the apparatus power rating.09-13-2012
20120178284ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING IDENTIFICATION FUNCTION - An electrical connector (07-12-2012
20110287659ELECTRIC MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTOR - An electrical multiple distributor includes a housing having a modular design and including an inner housing. At least one clamping device is disposed on the housing and is configured to contact a shielded line of at least one cable outlet so as to connect the at least one cable outlet. At least one receiving contour is disposed at a connection position and is configured to accommodate a connecting sleeve so as to connect at least one connector. An electromagnetic shielding device is disposed on the housing, and a protective device is disposed on the housing and is configured to protect against at least one of moisture and dust. At least two electrical connections are disposed in the housing, and at least one distribution system is disposed in the housing and is configured to selectively interconnect the at least two electrical connections, the at least one distribution system being positionable by the inner housing.11-24-2011
20110171852MODULAR COVER FOR CABLE CONNECTORS AND ACCESSORIES - A cable connector cover for use with modular cable protectors includes a bottom recess for housing cables and cable connectors. The cable protector cover also has a number of openings to provide access into the bottom recess. These openings are adjacent to the connectors and are aligned with the channels of the cable protectors to allow cables to run from the cable protectors into the recess. The upper portion of the cable connector cover can extend upward to a sufficient height to provide a visual indicator to passersby.07-14-2011
20110217867CONSOLIDATION POINT ENCLOSURE - A consolidation point enclosure for a telecommunications network, including a base member for supporting the consolidation point on a mounting surface; and first and second bracket parts coupled to opposite end sections of a generally planar connection section of the base member, wherein the bracket parts are adapted to couple opposite ends sections of a patch panel to the base member so that a common insertion direction of modular jacks of the patch panel is substantially parallel to the generally planar connection section of the base member.09-08-2011
20100267274COMMUNICATION PORT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A communication port identification system enables an intelligent interconnect patch panel to reliably track connections to network switches. Network switch ports are provided with port ID modules that are inserted into the ports. Intelligent interconnect patch cords each utilize a patch cord microcontroller and out-of-band conductors to enable communication between an intelligent interconnect patch panel and the port ID modules of the switch port. Each port ID module is provided with a unique identification number, and the intelligent interconnect patch panel is thereby able to track all of its connections to the port ID modules in real time, and to update a network management system accordingly.10-21-2010
20110269333Connection system enabling the tightening torque of a screw terminal to be indicated - A screw terminal with creep compensation comprises a pressure device enabling a clamping energy of the terminal to be stored. According to the invention, means for detecting the tightening torque enable the user to identify the force required for connection and to check that the creep is in fact compensated. The means for detecting comprise an element securedly affixed to the pressure device and an element securedly affixed to a wall of the housing in which the terminal is fitted, the distance between the two elements being determined by means enabling indicating means to be actuated when the distance is smaller than a threshold corresponding to a predetermined tightening torque.11-03-2011
20080318465CABLE INTERCONNECT SYSTEMS - In order to monitor connectivity status associated with an interconnect cable from the end-points to which either end of the cable is attached, a storage device storing a field replaceable unit identifier is provided to uniquely identify a cable end-point, which identifier can then be accessed to determine the connectivity status.12-25-2008
20110223800USB Connector - The invention discloses a USB electrical connector including a body, at least one USB function unit held in the body, and a shield for enclosing the body. Each of the USB function unit having a first row of contacts corresponding to a first signal transmission loop, a second row of contacts corresponding to a second signal transmission loop, a first LED corresponding to the first signal transmission loop, for indicating the operation state of the first signal transmission loop, and a second LED corresponding to the second signal transmission loop, for indicating the operation state of the second signal transmission loop. The first and second LEDs each has two pins for being connected with and powered by a motherboard. Each signal transmission loop of the USB function unit has a respective LED for indicating the operation state thereof, thus, the operation state of each signal transmission loop can be directly observed.09-15-2011
20110223799CONTACT - A contact of which the quality of crimping of a crimp portion can be easily and accurately determined. The crimp portion of the contact includes a bottom portion that supports conductors of electrical wires, and two side portions that are continuous with opposite sides of the bottom portion and are bent such that they hold the conductors therein. Three marks are formed in an outer surface of each side portion along a longitudinal direction of the contact.09-15-2011
20100261374Wall-mounted high definition multimedia interface conversion device - A wall-mounted HDMI conversion device has a plate, a circuit board, and a plate fixture receiving the circuit board therein and having a slotted hole and an opening. The plate is mounted to a hole on a wall and has a jack on a front side. The circuit board has an HDMI connector and a network socket set mounted on both sides thereof. The HDMI connector penetrates through the slotted hole and is exposed beyond the jack on the plate and the network socket set is exposed beyond the opening of the plate fixture. A conversion circuit is mounted on the circuit board to convert between HDMI signals and network signals. The present invention is mounted on a wall, transmits signals through network cables received inside the wall, thereby having network cable organized conveniently.10-14-2010
20100261373SWITCHED RECEPTACLE DEVICE WITH LED INDICATION - A switched receptacle device with led indication made up of a standard two-outlet receptacle that has two respective hot terminals and two respective neutral terminals, a resistor electrically connected to a first outlet neutral terminal; an LED having a first lead and a second lead electrically connected by the LED first lead in series with the resistor, and the second lead electrically connected to a first outlet hot terminal; and a rectifier diode electrically connected in parallel across the LED first lead and second lead, whereby the LED is activated whenever a switch has energized a hot terminal.10-14-2010
20110059647Universal Connector Assembly and Method of Manufacturing - An advanced modular plug connector assembly incorporating an insert assembly disposed in the rear portion of the connector housing. In one embodiment, the connector has a plurality of ports in multi-row configuration, and the insert assembly includes a substrate adapted to receive one or more electronic components such as choke coils, transformers, or other signal conditioning elements or magnetics. The substrate also interfaces with the conductors of two modular ports of the connector, and is removable from the housing such that an insert assembly of a different electronics or terminal configuration can be substituted therefor. In this fashion, the connector can be configured to a plurality of different standards (e.g., Gigabit Ethernet and 10/100). In yet another embodiment, the connector assembly comprises a plurality of light sources (e.g., LEDs) received within the housing. Methods for manufacturing the aforementioned embodiments are also disclosed.03-10-2011
20110034069Electronic Guitar Harness Component Connector - An electronic guitar harness component connector uses ribbon cables and circuit boards to interconnect electronic components in an electric guitar harness. The use of ribbon cables and circuit boards to interconnect electronic components in the harness solves the problem of hand-soldered joints of discrete wires. It eliminates the need for the hand-soldered joints of discrete wires, and multiple wires. Discrete wires are replaced with a single ribbon cable and/or circuit boards to interconnect electronic components.02-10-2011
20110034068NETWORKING CABLE WITH TRACER OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE - A network cable includes a data cable with cable connectors at opposing ends. A tracer optical waveguide is connected to the data cable, e.g., within the same jacket or by connectors such as heat shrink tubing. The ends of the tracer optical waveguide are physically separate from corresponding ends of the optical waveguide, e.g., the ends of the tracer optical waveguide furcate from the data cable. In use, a light signal is introduced into one end of the tracer optical waveguide, e.g., by Visual Fault Locator, and the light signal is emitted and can be observed from the opposing end, thereby identifying corresponding ends of the tracer optical waveguide, and thus, opposing ends of the connected data cable.02-10-2011
20100055971SENSOR STRIP FOR A CONNECTIVITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A network panel includes a panel having a plurality of openings and interconnect modules received in the openings. Each interconnect module has a mating face and a plurality of receptacle jacks. Each receptacle jack has an opening at the mating face defining a port configured to receive a plug of a patch cord having the sensing probes. The network panel also includes a sensor strip having one or more headers and one or more flexible circuits interconnecting a plurality of rigid circuit boards with the header. Each of the circuit boards have contact pads and the sensor strip is mounted to at least one of the panel and the interconnect modules such that the contact pads are aligned with respective receptacle jacks. The contact pads are configured to interface with sensing probes when the plug is mated with the receptacle jacks.03-04-2010
20110097926ELECTRICAL SOCKET AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - An electrical wall socket is provided including a housing having one or more electrical socket connection means defined thereon to allow engagement with at least one electrical plug therewith in use. The wall socket is provided with timing means for timing or determining one or more pre-determined time periods. The timing means are arranged such that when actuated, the timing means allow electrical current to flow through said electrical socket from an electrical supply and/or from said electrical socket connection means to an electrical plug engaged therewith in use for said one or more pre-determined time periods.04-28-2011
20110097925Physical Layer Management Using RFID and Near-Field Coupling Techniques - An intelligent network physical layer management system is provided that includes hardware that tracks the connection of plugs of patch cords in interconnect or cross-connect patching environments. RFID signaling is combined with near-field communication techniques to provide a reliable physical layer management system. In interconnect configurations, RFID tags are associated with switch ports of an Ethernet switch, enabling the system of the present invention to detect patch cord insertion and removal at switch ports and to receive information about the switch ports. In cross-connect configurations, RFID signaling is used to track the connections of patch cords between two patch panels. Systems according to the present invention avoid the problems associated with traditional galvanic connections previously used for tracking patch cord connections. An alternative common-mode system is also described.04-28-2011
20110076874Electrical power supplying device having a ring-like subassembly for receiving the power plugs and/or power adapters associated with a plurality of electrical appliances, and managing excess power cord length therewithin in a concealed manner - An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The electrical power supplying device includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and also a base housing portion having a bottom surface. A power-ring subassembly is supported on the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of a 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord. The power-ring housing portion for covering said power-ring subassembly and having a set of plug apertures, aligned with said electrical receptacles, and allowing appliance power plugs associated with said electrical appliances to plug into said electrical receptacles. The power cord portal allows a group of electrical power cords associated with the group of electrical appliances to enter/exit the 3D interior volume in a bundled manner. The cover housing portion is adapted to cover the central aperture of the power-ring subassembly, and conceal appliance power plugs plugged into the electrical receptacles and appliance power cords associated with the electrical appliances. An appliance power cord management structure is supported through the central aperture, and adapted for taking up and managing excess length of each said appliance power cord passing through said power cord portal. The excess length of appliance power cord for the electrical appliance is measured from the power cord portal to the electrical receptacle on the power-ring assembly into which the corresponding appliance power plug is plugged.03-31-2011
20110250786EXTENSIBLE MEMORY CARD-COMPATIBLE RECEPTACLE AND PORT EXPANSION DEVICE - Systems, apparatus, and methods for expanding a memory card-compatible receptacle for use with a multitude of other connections are provided. In an embodiment, a memory card-compatible receptacle having two sets of contact points communicates with a port expansion device to provide an interface with more commonly used ports.10-13-2011
20110250785AUTO-SWITCHING AUDIO SIGNAL CONNECTOR - The disclosure describes an audio signal connector of a processor-based system for automatically determining an audio mode of the electronic device engaged with the audio signal connector. The processing system determines the audio mode by sensing the presence of a trigger provided in proximity to the sensor when a plug terminal is engaged with the audio signal connector.10-13-2011
20110159723A PLUG WITH A REGULATION PIN TO NOTIFY THE REQUIRED VOLTAGE06-30-2011
20100285689Power strip with 110 and 220 volt outlets - A mechanism that will provide 220 volts AC when the devise is properly plug-in to two home duplex outlets as shown in the attached drawing Figure Two and described in Summery of the Invention. The devise will also provide current in excess of 30 amperes at 110 volts when properly plug-in to two home duplex outlets as shown in the attached drawing Figure Three and described in Summery of the invention.11-11-2010
20110201229Card Connector - A card connector (08-18-2011
20110189886PATCH PANEL AND INTELLIGENT STRUCTURED CABLING SYSTEM - A patch panel is provided including a patch panel frame, an indicator module connected to the patch panel frame, a microcontroller unit (MCU), a connector connected to the patch panel frame and a detection device for detecting a connection state at the connector. A circuit board interface is provided with a communication path between the indicator module and the MCU and between the detection device and the MCU. A communication unit is connected to the circuit board interface. The communication unit conveys signals between any one of patch panels of a group, between groups of patch panels, between the patch panel and a control unit and between the group of patch panels and the control unit.08-04-2011
20110189885CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING A SOCKET WITH A TRANSFORMER AND A PLUG WITH A SWITCH WITH A MAGNET - A connector assembly includes a socket connector with a transformer circuit and a plug connector that is releasably fit to the socket connector. The plug connector includes a slidable power switch containing a magnet and a magnetic detection element that detects the magnetic field of the magnet. When the slidable power switch changes position to bring the magnet close to the magnetic detection element, a closed circuit is formed and a power supply is activated. When the magnet is moved away from the magnetic detection element, the circuit is open and the power supply is cut off. The plug connector has a front end with a rotatable water-tight collar. The socket connector includes a closure cap arranged at an end for temporarily engaging an external thread of the socket connector in order to protect the assembly when the socket connector is engaged with the plug connector.08-04-2011
20110143581INTELLIGENT ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM - An intelligent electrical connector system may include an electrical connector, and a transceiver carried by the electrical connector. The system may also include a second electrical connector, and a second transceiver carried by the second electrical connector. The second transceiver may relay interface information to the transceiver regarding the second electrical connector's parameters.06-16-2011
20110111620CONNECTOR - A connector is provided, including a housing, a base, a circuit board, a receptacle, a plurality of first terminals, and a filtering element. The base is disposed in the housing and forms a recess. The circuit board is disposed at a rear side of the base. The circuit board is coupled to the recess of the base to form an accommodating space. The receptacle is formed on the housing to receive an external plug. A plurality of first terminals are disposed on the base to electrically connect to the external plug. The filtering element is disposed in the accommodating space and is electrically connected to the circuit board.05-12-2011
20120045928PHYSICAL LAYER MANAGEMENT FOR INTERCONNECT CONFIGURATIONS USING RFID CHIP TECHNOLOGY - An intelligent physical layer management system is provided that includes active electronic hardware, firmware, mechanical assemblies, cables, and software that guide, monitor, and report on the process of connecting and disconnecting patch cords plugs in an interconnect patching environment. RFID tag integrated chips are used to identify which switch port a patch cord is plugged into. The system is capable of monitoring patch cord connections to detect insertions or removals of patch cords or plugs. In addition, the system can map the patch field in interconnect configurations.02-23-2012
20120045927Cable assembly for protection against undesired signals - A cable assembly for connecting an electronic device to another electronic device and/or to a signal source. The cable assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector and a plurality of conductors connected between the connectors. The first connector may comprise receptacles for receiving a circuit-interrupter that can open a circuit in the cable assembly when an undesired signal (e.g., a over-voltage signal or an over-current signal) is applied to the cable assembly. The circuit-interrupter may comprise a fuse, such as a non-resettable fuse or a resettable fuse. The first connector may be arranged for connection to an automobile and the second connector may be arranged for connection to an electronic device operable for diagnosing and/or servicing the automobile.02-23-2012
20120045925ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING LIGHT-EMITTING POWER CONNECTOR - A light-emitting power connector is disclosed. The light-emitting power connector includes an insulating plug receiving portion, a shell, and a light emitting diode (LED). The insulating plug receiving portion includes a base from which a light penetrating part and a tongue section extend and a plurality of the conductive terminals. The shell is connected to the insulating plug receiving portion and located outside of the tongue section to define a socket between the shell and the tongue section. The LED is installed at a first predetermined position in the insulating plug receiving portion to ensure the shell and the light penetrating part are located within a viewing angle of the LED.02-23-2012
20120045926IDENTIFIABLE PLUG AND PLUG ASSEMBLY HAVING THE SAME - An identifiable plug and a plug assembly having the same are disclosed. The identifiable plug includes a power input port, a power output port, a storage unit, a signal transmission unit and a processing unit. The power output port is configured to insert into a plug of electronic equipment. The power input port is connected with the power output port. The processing unit is configured to transmit an identification information stored in the storage unit via the signal transmission unit. When the identifiable plug is assembled with an electric socket, the electric socket is capable to read the identification information.02-23-2012
20120003862INTEGRATED ELECTRODE CONNECTOR AND IMPEDANCE INDICATOR - The present invention provides an integrated electrode connector and impedance indicator apparatus comprising of an electrode connector, an impedance indicator means; and a light-transmitting housing. The impedance indicator may be located in a recess in the housing. Preferably the impedance indicator means is an LED. Preferably the impedance indicator emits light when the impedance is outside of an operational range. The apparatus is suited for applications such as indicating the status of EEG electrodes.01-05-2012
20120009816VEHICLE CONDITION DETECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A molding process is performed by molds such that a primarily molded body 01-12-2012
20120015552METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A CONFIGURABLE CONNNECTOR FOR ETHERNET - Aspects of a method and apparatus for a configurable connector for Ethernet are provided. In this regard, a configurable Ethernet connector residing in an Ethernet enabled communication device may couple the communication device to one or more twisted pairs and enable communication of Ethernet frames over the twisted pair(s). Conductors of each of the twisted pairs may make contact with adjacent pins of the configurable Ethernet connector. A size and shape of the configurable Ethernet connector may enable housing of more than 48 instances of the configurable Ethernet connector in a single standard size one rack unit face plate of a 19-inch rack. The configurable Ethernet connector may provide mechanical and electrical indications that enable a device coupled to the configurable Ethernet connector to determine configuration information of the configurable Ethernet connector. The information may indicate presence or absence of various components within and/or on the configurable Ethernet connector.01-19-2012
20110165792CONFIGURATION AID FOR ORIENTING A CONNECTOR WITH RESPECT TO A RECEPTACLE - An electronic connector comprises an outer shell having a first side and a second side, an insulative seat body having a first side and a second side, a plurality of terminals extending along the first side of the insulative seat body, and a configuration aid formed on the outer shell. The insulative seat body is disposed within an interior of the outer shell such that the first side of the insulative seat body is oriented toward the first side of the outer shell and the second side of the insulative seat body is oriented toward the second side of the outer shell. The configuration aid is structured to indicate the orientation of the terminals with respect to the first side of the outer shell.07-07-2011
20120156923CONNECTION LINE - A connection line includes a first plug connected to an electronic device, a second plug connected to a socket, a cable connected between the first plug and the second plug, a first light-emitting diode (LED), a switch, and a second LED. A cathode of the first LED is connected to a ground terminal of the cable. An anode of the second LED is connected to a power terminal of the cable. A cathode of the second LED is connected to an anode of the first LED through the switch. The first LED and the switch are located on the cable and near the first plug. The second LED is located on the cable and near the second plug.06-21-2012
20120156924ELELCTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH LED DISPLAY - An electrical connector assembly includes a bracket arranged along a longitudinal direction thereof with a plurality of connector ports and a LED port opening forwards, a plurality of electrical connectors retained in the connector ports, a shading board disposed with a plurality of cavities and a circuit board retained behind and parallel to the shading board and disposed with a plurality of LEDs on a front face thereof. The plurality of LEDs is received in corresponding cavities of the shading board. The shading board with the circuit board is retained in the LED port by the shading board in a height direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction.06-21-2012
20110076875Electrical power supplying device having a ring-like power assembly for receiving electrical power plugs and/or power adapters associated with a plurality of electrical appliances, and an un-interrupted power supply (UPS) unit having a battery componenent mounted within a centrally-disposed structure passing through a central aperture in said ring-like power assembly - An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The electrical power supplying device includes a base housing portion having a bottom surface and a 3D interior volume. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of the 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to a power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion covers the power-ring subassembly and has a set of plug apertures, aligned with the electrical receptacles, and allows appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles. A power cord portal allows a group of electrical power cords associated with the group of electrical appliances to enter/exit the 3D interior volume in a bundled manner. A cover housing portion is provided and adapted to cover the central aperture of the power-ring subassembly, and conceal appliance power plugs plugged into the electrical receptacles and appliance power cords associated with the electrical appliances. A centrally-located structure is supported on the bottom base, has a hollow interior volume, and projects through the central aperture. An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) unit is provided, having a battery component mounted within the hollow interior volume of the centralized structure, which is capable of supplying conditioned electrical power to the electrical appliances when power interruptions occur along the power supply cord plugged into the standard power receptacle.03-31-2011
20110076876Electrical power supplying device having a ring-like subassembly for receiving the power plugs and/or power adapters associated with a plurality of electrical appliances, and a housing design for containing and concealing the power plug and adaptors during power supplying operations - An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The electrical power supplying device includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and also a base housing portion having a 3D interior volume with a capacity for holding a plurality of power transformer modules associated with a group of electrical appliances located in the environment. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, and has a central aperture defining the boundaries of 3D interior volume, and adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion is provided for covering the power-ring subassembly and has a set of plug apertures, aligned with the electrical receptacles, and allows appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles. A cord portal allows a group of electrical power cords associated with the group of electrical appliances, to enter/exit the 3D interior volume in a bundled manner. A cover housing portion is adapted to cover the central aperture of the power-ring subassembly, and conceal (i) appliance power plugs plugged into the electrical receptacles, (ii) appliance power plugs plugged into the electrical receptacles and appliance power cords associated with the electrical appliances, and (iii) the plurality of power transformer modules contained in said the housing portion.03-31-2011
20110065310Terminal Connector for a Regulator - A terminal connector for a regulator and a method for connecting an external terminal to the terminal connector are provided, whereby the regulator is configured to control an output of a generator provided to a motorcycle. The terminal connector is configured to connect the regulator and external terminals using bolts and nuts, and includes a plurality of terminal units. Each terminal unit is individually connected to an external terminal, and is configured in a width direction of the terminal connector. Each terminal unit is configured as a support base for screw-tightening, to which one of the external terminals is connected by screwing, and includes an identification mark. At least two of the terminal units have different widths.03-17-2011
20110104937PORTABLE ELECTRICAL POWER BOX - The portable electrical power box includes a power extension cord connected to a 240-volt input plug. Via the input plug, the device plugs into a 240-volt outlet in a home or other location where split phase power is available. Two branch circuits comprise 120-volt receptacles disposed on the power box. The power extension cord has a neutral wire, a first split voltage wire, and a second split voltage wire. The neutral and first split voltage wire feed voltage to the first branch circuit of receptacles. The neutral and second split voltage wire feed voltage to the second branch circuit of receptacles. This arrangement minimizes overloading electrical panels in homes with extension cords in the home's 120-VAC outlets. The device has circuit breakers to prevent overloads.05-05-2011
20110104936ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector including a housing provided thereon with an opening through which a flexible printed circuit board (an FPC) is inserted into the housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the housing, a conductive shell mounted on the housing for covering partially the same and provided with a holding member, and a movable lever, wherein the holding member comprises an arm portion extending from the conductive shell to the inside thereof, an engaging projection provided at an end of the arm portion for engaging with an engaging edged portion provided on the FPC inserted in the housing so as to hold the FPC, a pressure receiving portion extending from the engaging projection for receiving pressure from the movable lever and an indicating portion extending from the pressure receiving portion to take up selectively first and second positions for indicating a state of the holding member, and the indication portion taking up at least one of the first and second positions is able to be visually checked from the outside of the conductive shell.05-05-2011
20120135634CHARGING CABLE PLUG FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Charging cable plug 05-31-2012
20120077370Electrical Connector Assembly - An electrical connector assembly for an electronic device. The electrical connector assembly having an electrical connector and a signal indicator. The electrical connector having at least two communication interfaces utilizing different communication standards. The signal indicator is secured along one side of the electrical connector, wherein the signal indicator emits different colors of light corresponding to a function of one of the at least two communication interfaces.03-29-2012
20120077369SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A BRANCH WIRING CONNECTOR - Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for providing a branch wiring connector. connector. In one embodiment, a branch wiring connector system can be provided. The branch wiring connector can include a first housing and a second housing, which can include a plurality of hole projections with a key shape, and at least one conductor pin retaining device operable to maintain the position of a least one conductor pin and associated wire when the at least one conductor pin is inserted into at least one of the plurality of first housing hole projections. The second housing can include a plurality of second housing holes, which can include a plurality of second housing holes with a key receiver which corresponds with the key shape, and at least one conductor pin receiver retaining device operable to maintain the position of at least one conductor pin receiver and associated wire when the at least one conductor pin receiver is inserted into at least one of the plurality of second housing holes.03-29-2012
20100304602Automation Appliance Having A Terminal Module - An automation appliance includes a terminal module, in which a function module that is plugged into the terminal module, the automation device being suitable for modular extension by arranging in a row further terminal modules. The terminal module comprises a first holding device for holding the function module, a second holding device including a first contact device for holding a connecting module which has a second contact device, where a supply voltage for the function module is passable through the connecting module, and where a voltage monitoring device for monitoring the supply voltage is integrated in the function module.12-02-2010
20110045688CABLE CONNECTION GUIDING METHOD AND APARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING METHOD THEREOF - A cable connection guiding method includes the steps of extracting conductor identification information being used to identify a conductor from a RFID tag connected to the conductor of a cable, and indicating a terminal indicating device associated with an obtained terminal, according to terminal identification information.02-24-2011
20110244714HIGH-CURRENT PLUG-IN CONNECTOR - The present invention relates to high-current plug-in connectors, in particular to unipolar high-current plug-in connectors for wind turbine generator systems, which can be arranged beside one another in a space-saving manner and can also meet high requirements on the current-carrying capacity. According to the invention, this is achieved in that cross-sections of which the longitudinal extent exceeds the transverse extent are selected for the plug-in and coupling contact. This means that the dimension in the transverse direction can be restricted and simultaneously the cable cross-section and the contact surface required from an electrical point of view are provided by the increased longitudinal extent. Moreover, the plug and the coupling comprise a visible mechanical coding, which prevents accidental reversal of the polarity of adjacently arranged cables.10-06-2011
20120329313PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH INTERFACE - An interface assembly includes a connector housing and a light emitting element. The connector housing defines a opening. The light emitting element is retained to the connector housing and illuminates the opening.12-27-2012
20130178093Multifunction Networkable Controller Plug and Methods of Operation Thereof - A compact electrical plug characterized as a receptacle with a self-contained programmable, networkable controller which can be installed directly onto an electromechanical valve or relay. The plug has a controller built into the receptacle housing. It can be configured to run autonomously based on an internal closed loop feedback algorithm or manually controlled based on commands received remotely by a computer or custom control interface. The invention can be networked with other plugs like it providing a streamlined network where multiple electromechanical valves and\or relays can be controlled at one time. The plug has multiple visual indications providing the operating status and error states of the connected component and contained controller.07-11-2013
20130137292CABLE IDENTIFICATION USING A UNIQUE SIGNAL CARRIED ON AN EXTERNAL CONDUCTOR - A cable identification system is provided. The cable identification system includes a cable having a plurality of conductors with an electrical connector secured to at least one end. All but one of the conductors are enclosed in a shield conductor. The remaining additional conductor is positioned external to the outer surface of the shield conductor. The electrical connector is adapted to connect the plurality of conductors to a mating connector. The cable identification system further includes a signal generator adapted to connect the electrical connector to the mating connector. The signal generator is configured to generate and transmit a unique signal over the additional conductor in the cable. The cable identification system further includes a portable device configured to detect the unique signal when positioned adjacent the cable at any point along the cable.05-30-2013
20130137291CABLE IDENTIFICATION USING A UNIQUE SIGNAL CARRIED ON AN UNUSED CONDUCTOR - A cable identification system is provided. The cable identification system includes a multiconductor cable with an electrical connector secured to at least one end. The electrical connector is adapted to connect a plurality of conductors in the cable to a mating connector. The cable identification system further includes a signal generator adapted to connect the electrical connector to the mating connector. The signal generator is configured to select an unused conductor from the plurality of conductors and generate and transmit a unique signal over the selected conductor in the cable. The cable identification system further includes a portable device configured to detect the unique signal when positioned adjacent the cable at any point along the cable.05-30-2013
20130115803SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A VISUAL INDICATOR FOR CABLES - A method is provided in one example and includes receiving a signal at an indicator activator provided on a first end of a data cable. The data cable comprises a second end that includes an indicator. The method also includes activating the indicator such that at least a portion of the data cable is illuminated. In more particular embodiments, the indicator activator is a switch, and the signal causes the switch to close such that a current is provided to the indicator.05-09-2013
20100279540WIRE ETC, CONNECTORS - A connector or locking device for wires (or wire ropes) W has a body (11-04-2010
20110244715Adaptive Power Strip - An adaptive power strip has a power rail. A power entry module and one or more receptacle modules having plug receptacles are mounted on the power rail. The power entry module has a power inlet to which a source of power can be coupled. The power entry module distribute power from the power source to the power rail. The receptacle modules distribute power from the power rail tot the respective plug receptacles. In an aspect, the power entry module has a communications module that discovers receptacle modules on the power rail having data communications capability and if a receptacle module does not have a unique identifier assigned to it, assigns a unique identifier to the receptacle module that the receptacle module stores in a memory. The communications modules also retrieves from each receptacle module having data communications capability, information about the characteristics of the receptacle module that the communications module stores in a memory. The communications module maintains an inventory in memory of the receptacle modules on the power rail that includes information about the characteristics of the receptacle modules. In an aspect, receptacle modules determine their locations on the power rail and send information to the communications module that the communications module uses to determine the location of the receptacle modules on the power rail. In an aspect, the power entry module determines the type of power service provided to it at its power inlet.10-06-2011
20110312212UNIVERSAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - An advanced modular plug connector assembly incorporating an insert assembly disposed in the rear portion of the connector housing. In one embodiment, the connector has a plurality of ports in multi-row configuration, and the insert assembly includes a substrate adapted to receive one or more electronic components such as choke coils, transformers, or other signal conditioning elements or magnetics. The substrate also interfaces with the conductors of two modular ports of the connector, and is removable from the housing such that an insert assembly of a different electronics or terminal configuration can be substituted therefor. In this fashion, the connector can be configured to a plurality of different standards (e.g., Gigabit Ethernet and 10/100), In yet another embodiment, the connector assembly comprises a plurality of light sources (e.g., LEDs) received within the housing. Methods for manufacturing the aforementioned embodiments are also disclosed.12-22-2011
20120021639Lighted USB - An illuminated universal serial bus (USB) port that is illuminated with a light emitting diode (LED). The illuminated USB port comprises a USB port with a LED disposed directly behind the USB port to illuminate the USB port through the opaque white plastic and the existing openings in the USB port. The illuminated USB port is easily located in low light or dark environments. The illuminated USB port can also indicate the power on status of a USB port.01-26-2012
20120028497LOWER PROFILE CABLE CONNECTOR - A cable connector, comprising a conductive terminal having a pin portion for mating and a connecting portion located in the rear of the pin portion, an insulator accommodating the conductive terminal and defining an exposing portion locating at the front of thereof, a shell locating at the rear of the exposing portion, a cable having a signal wire and a grounding wire, the signal wire connects to the conductive terminal and the grounding wire connects to the shell.02-02-2012
20120088398JUMPER ASSEMBLY - A jumper assembly includes a jumper and a connecting member. An opening is defined in a first end of the jumper, with connected conductive portions installed in the opening. Two spaced hooking holes are defined in a second end of the jumper opposite to the first end. The connecting member is made of insulative material. Two spaced hooks protrude from a first end of the connecting member, to respectively engage in the hooking holes of the jumper. Two spaced inserting holes are defined in a second end of the connecting member opposite to the first end of the connecting member.04-12-2012
20130210270BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR - A board-to-board connector is disclosed. The board-to-board connector comprises a first connector having a first terminal and a first housing provided with a recessed part, a second connector having a second terminal that contacts the first terminal and a second housing provided with a raised part that inserts into the recessed part, and a switch that electrically detects the fit completion of the first connector and the second connector.08-15-2013

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