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Date/App# patent app List of recent Relief-related patents
07/09/15
20150190954 
 Strain relief for connector and cable interconnection patent thumbnailStrain relief for connector and cable interconnection
A strain relief for a coaxial cable and coaxial connector interconnection is provided as an injection moldable polymer material surrounding the interconnection. The injection moldable material fills a solder pre-form cavity between an outer conductor of the coaxial cable and an inner diameter of a bore of the connector body, strengthening and environmentally sealing the interconnection.
Commscope Technologies, Llc


06/25/15
20150174393 
 Methods and devices for inhibiting tissue growth from restricting a strain relief loop of an implantable medical lead patent thumbnailMethods and devices for inhibiting tissue growth from restricting a strain relief loop of an implantable medical lead
The function of a strain relief loop of an implantable medical lead is preserved by inhibiting restriction of the strain relief loop from tissue growth onto the strain relief loop. The restriction may be inhibited by either obstructing tissue growth and/or by utilizing a mechanical advantage to overcome the restriction.
Medtronic, Inc.


06/11/15
20150162512 
 Strengthened led package and method therefor patent thumbnailStrengthened led package and method therefor
Crimping of an led leadframe to a subassembly may stress the leadframe. Flat leadframes cannot accommodate these stresses.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/28/15
20150144746 
 Medical line organizer patent thumbnailMedical line organizer
A device and associated method for organizing lines comprising a base structure forming a channel with two sides, the two sides having a plurality of tabs and slots between the tabs for locating and supporting medical lines, the device including a cover structure for captivating the lines and further including a resilient structure for providing friction strain relief for the lines to relieve the full weight of the lines on the patient. The device accommodates a wide size range of different lines and allows break away tabs to further increase the size range accommodated.

05/21/15
20150138785 
 Enclosure with grommetless strain relief patent thumbnailEnclosure with grommetless strain relief
Enclosures with grommetless strain relief are provided, each including a base and a cover. The base has a bottom and four sidewalls arranged to provide an open box-like structure.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


05/14/15
20150134035 
 Strain relief loop holders for medical leads and systems patent thumbnailStrain relief loop holders for medical leads and systems
Strain relief loop holders maintaining strain relief loop formed in a lead while also addressing excessive heating at the point in the loop where the medical lead intersects itself. The strain relief loop includes a body section that the medical lead passes through where the intersection occurs.

05/14/15
20150131945 
 Cable strain relief for cables, in particular fiber optic cables patent thumbnailCable strain relief for cables, in particular fiber optic cables
The invention relates to a means of cable strain relief (1) comprising a crimping sleeve (3) for the mechanical operative connection of a cable (5) to a crimping neck (2), wherein the crimping sleeve (3) is used in the crimped state for clamping a textile braid (7) of the cable (5) intended for stain relief between the crimping sleeve (3) and the crimping neck (2). At its cable-side end, the crimping sleeve (3) comprises a deformable plastic sleeve (4) that produces a mechanical operative connection in the crimped state between an exterior jacket (6) of the cable (5) and the crimping sleeve (3)..

04/23/15
20150111440 
 Terminal with strain relief patent thumbnailTerminal with strain relief
A wiring device terminal may include a contact having an aperture formed therethrough for receiving a fastener. One or more conductors may be engaged in the terminal directly between the fastener and the contact without requiring a pressure plate.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


04/16/15
20150102357 
 Gan-containing semiconductor structure patent thumbnailGan-containing semiconductor structure
A method for forming a gan-containing semiconductor structure is provided. The method comprises a substrate is provided, a nucleation layer is formed above the substrate, a diffusion blocking layer is formed above the nucleation layer, a strain relief layer is formed above the diffusion blocking layer, and a semiconductor layer is formed above the strain relief layer, in which the diffusion blocking layer is deposited on the nucleation layer such that the diffusion blocking layer can prevent the impurities out-diffusion from the substrate..
National Chiao Tung University


04/02/15
20150089848 
 Wear assembly patent thumbnailWear assembly
A wear assembly with strain relief protects exposed surfaces of excavating equipment such as a bucket lip. Wear components may include a seat where loads are applied, welding flanges flanking the seat on opposite ends of the component welded to the equipment, and strain relief areas between each welding flange and the seat.
Esco Corporation


03/26/15
20150087948 

Extended wear electrocardiography patch


Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum, which significantly improves the ability to sense cutaneously cardiac electric signals, particularly those generated by the atrium.
Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.


03/26/15
20150083490 

Cable structures with localized foam strain reliefs and making the same


Cable structures with localized foam strain reliefs and systems and methods for making the same are provided. In some embodiments, at least one localized foam strain relief may be incorporated into or positioned underneath a cover of a cable structure.
Apple Inc.


03/26/15
20150083486 

Threaded sleeve compressed split cable gland


The present invention is directed to a split cable gland with a first body member and a second body member. The first and second body members each have a main section and a threaded shaft extending from the main section.
Panduit Corp.


03/26/15
20150083455 

Patch cords for reduced-pair ethernet applications having strain relief units that resist rotational loads and related strain relief units and connectors


Reduced-pair ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable.
Commscope, Inc. Of North Carolina


03/19/15
20150079823 

Electrical assembly for connecting components of a lighting system for illuminating store shelving


Quick-connect disconnect connectors are provided as part of an electrical assembly used to electrically couple components to the end of an electrical track section. The connectors have a tongue portion insertable into the end of the track only one way to ensure against cross-wiring and include structures for retaining electrical contacts and strain reliefs.
Streater Llc


03/19/15
20150077531 

Reduced area imaging device incorporated within endoscopic devices


A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. The imaging device is provided in various configurations, and connections between the imaging device elements and a video display may be achieved by wired or wireless connections.
Micro-imaging Solutions Llc


03/12/15
20150070840 

Flexible printed circuit cables with service loops and overbending prevention


An electronic device may have a signal cable formed from a flexible printed circuit. A service loop may be formed in the signal cable.
Apple Inc.


03/05/15
20150063815 

Fiber-to-the-antenna systems and fiber optic demarcation units


A fiber-to-the-antenna (ftta) system includes a multi-fiber cable configured to be operatively coupled to fiber optic equipment on the ground, and a fiber optic demarcation unit comprising an adapter optically coupled to the multi-fiber cable. The ftta system also includes a multi-fiber jumper cable comprising a push-pull connector at one end configured to optically couple to a respective adapter of the fiber optic demarcation unit.
Opterna Technology Limited


02/19/15
20150051686 

Bioresorbable scaffold for treatment of bifurcation lesion


Bioresorbable scaffolds for treatment of bifurcation lesion are described herein. Generally, an expandable scaffold may be fabricated from a high molecular weight isotropic plla material, wherein the scaffold incorporates one or more strain relief features which are configured to allow side branch treatment..
Amaranth Medical Pte.


02/19/15
20150051679 

Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring and analyzing research animal behavior before, during and after brain electrical stimulation


Described are systems, devices and methods for facilitating the delivery of stimulation to, and the monitoring and recording of physiological signals (e.g., electroencephalographic signals) from a research subject. Devices include a headmount that includes a cranial frame and a headstage, and a connection between the headmount and external equipment used for stimulation, monitoring, and/or recording that is robust physically and electrically to optimize stimulation, monitoring and recording even while the subject remains ambulatory.
Neuropace, Inc.


02/19/15
20150047897 

Method and use in providing wire strain relief with environmentally protected irrigation devices


Some embodiments comprise apparatuses providing an electrical conductor guide for use with an irrigation device comprising: a housing having a volume and containing an electronic component and one or more electrical conductors coupled thereto; a support structure having one or more apertures each configured to allow at least one of the one or more electrical conductors to extend therethrough; and a potting material at least partially filling and sealing the volume from an external environment, wherein the one or more electrical conductors extend out of the potting material and the housing; wherein the support structure is cooperated with the one or more electrical conductors and is configured to inhibit movement of the one or more electrical conductors relative to the potting material due to external forces applied to the one or more electrical conductors to reduce the forces applied to the potting material or to electronic component.. .
Rain Bird Corporation


02/12/15
20150044902 

Current-carrying lead and plug connector having such a current-carrying lead


The invention relates to a current-carrying lead, in particular a connecting lead and a heating tape (5), for a plug connector, which current-carrying lead has at least two strands (49, 50) that are partly surrounded by electrical insulation (47). The current-carrying lead is provided with at least one reservoir (53) for an electrically insulating medium (54).
Bartec Gmbh


02/05/15
20150038868 

Methods for providing expiratory pressure relief in positive airway pressure therapy


A method of operating a cpap apparatus in which the interface pressure is controlled to rapidly drop at the start of expiration by an expiratory relief pressure (erp) that is independent of instantaneous respiratory flow, following which the pressure rises to an inspiratory level at or shortly before the end of expiration, or at the onset of an expiratory pause, if any. The erp is an increasing function of the inspiratory pressure.
Resmed Limited


02/05/15
20150036982 

Taper strain relief boot for ferrule flex connectors


A fiber optic connector including a connector body including a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end forming a plug end of the connector body and an optical fiber routed through the connector body.
Adc Telecommunications, Inc.


01/29/15
20150030303 

Strain relief for armored cable


A strain relief device for armored fiber optic cable is described. The strain relief device can made up of a boot collet and a collet nut.
Panduit Corp.


01/22/15
20150025365 

Catheter with single axial sensors


A catheter has single axis sensors mounted directly along a portion of the catheter whose position/location is of interest. The magnetic based, single axis sensors are on a linear or nonlinear single axis sensor (sas) assembly.
Biosense Webster, Inc.


01/15/15
20150018920 

Medical leads having forced strain relief loops


Strain relief loops are forced by being formed into medical leads such that a body of the lead imposes a force to regain the loop if the loop has been disturbed. Because the strain relief loop is forced, the surgeon implanting the medical lead is not required to create the strain relief loop as a step in the implantation procedure.
Medtronic, Inc.


12/25/14
20140378891 

Improvements in infusion systems


An infusion system comprises an infusion set (30) with one or more advanced features including tube set strain relief (10), infusion pumps having heat exchange abilities and two-direction pumping abilities (100), piezo pump devices (200), reservoirs (220, 240) made from expanded tubing, and oil impregnated pump plungers (302). An exemplary strain relief (10) includes an adhesive layer (12) such as pressure sensitive adhesive (psa) secured to a base (14).

12/25/14
20140377987 

Wirestrain relief to use on a light emitting diode linear module


Provided is a connection housing including a first plate having a connecting member for slidably connecting the first plate to an electrical assembly. The first plate includes a ridge portion formed across a threading path.
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


12/11/14
20140364689 

Reduced area imaging device incorporated within endoscopic devices


A reduced area imaging device is provided for use in medical or dental instruments such as an endoscope. The imaging device is provided in various configurations, and connections between the imaging device elements and a video display may be achieved by wired or wireless connections.

12/11/14
20140361645 

Brushless dc motor configuration for a power tool


A power tool with a combined printed circuit board (pcb) having a doughnut shape and located coaxially with a motor shaft. The combined pcb is secured to a heat sink on one end of the motor and a metal end piece is positioned on an opposite end of the motor.

11/27/14
20140350653 

Electrode leads for use with implantable neuromuscular electrical stimulator


An apparatus for neuromuscular electrical stimulation is provided. The apparatus may be a stimulation lead having an elongated member made up of at least one conductor and an insulative sheath surrounding at least a portion of the conductor.

11/27/14
20140349513 

Wire mount electrical connector


An electrical connector includes an insulative connector housing including a longitudinal body portion and first and second pairs of opposing end portions. The body portion has a plurality of contact openings extending therein in an insertion direction for supporting a plurality of electrical contact terminals.

11/20/14
20140342596 

Electrical connector strain relief


A strain relief for an electrical cable includes a longitudinal base portion including curved side portions extending upwardly from opposing longitudinal sides thereof, and first and second opposing strain relief latches extending from opposing lateral sides of the base portion. Each latch includes a curved connecting portion extending from a lateral side of the base portion first curving upwardly and then curving downwardly and terminating at an arm portion that extends downwardly.

11/13/14
20140336599 

Suction manifold assembly


A suction manifold assembly for a fluid management system comprised of a suction manifold and a mounting member. The suction manifold includes a single outlet port and a plurality of inlet ports, including a removable inlet port having a tissue collection device for collecting excised tissue.

11/06/14
20140328560 

Fiber optic cable crimp assemblies employing integrally connected cable strain relief boots, and related fiber optic connectors, cables, and methods


Embodiments disclosed herein include fiber optic cable crimp assemblies employing integrally connected cable strain relief boots to provide a single component crimp assembly. Related fiber optic connectors, cables, and methods are also disclosed.

10/23/14
20140314388 

Strain relief device for a fiber optic cable


A strain relief device (24) for anchoring a fiber optic cable (22) to telecommunications equipment (10) includes a base (34) defining a top side (52) and a bottom side (54), the base (34) defining a base channel (60) having an open top and a closed bottom and that receives the fiber optic cable (22) from the open top, the base channel (60) defining a longitudinal axis (62) generally parallel to a longitudinal axis (82) of the fiber optic cable (22) when the fiber optic cable (22) is placed within the base channel (60), the base (34) further defining a first sliding coupling structure (66) extending at a generally acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis (62) of the base channel (60) along a top to bottom direction. The strain relief device (24) further including a cover (44) defining a top side and a bottom side, the cover (44) defining a cover channel (80) having an open bottom and a closed top and that receives the fiber optic cable (22) from the open bottom, the cover channel (80) defining a longitudinal axis (78) generally parallel to the longitudinal axis (82) of the fiber optic cable (22) when the fiber optic cable (22) is placed within the cover channel (80), the cover (44) further defining a second sliding coupling structure (68) extending at a generally acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis (78) of the cover channel (80) along a top to bottom direction, the second sliding coupling structure (68) slidably mating with the first sliding coupling structure (66) for clamping the fiber optic cable (22) in between the base (34) and the cover (44)..

10/09/14
20140302674 

Method for strain-relieved through substrate vias


A semiconductor die including strain relief for through substrate vias (tsvs). A method for strain relief of tsvs includes defining a through substrate via cavity in a substrate.

10/02/14
20140295694 

Strain-relief/bending-protection apparatus


The invention relates to a strain relief/bending protection apparatus for a cable, in particular a high speed cable, connected to a plug connector, comprising a base section which can be fastened to a housing of the plug connector and a sleeve section projecting from the base section for surrounding the cable in a region disposed outside the housing, wherein the sleeve section continuously has a round cross-section and the cross-sectional area of the sleeve section reduces as the spacing from the base section increases.. .

10/02/14
20140290824 

Flexible led light strip for a bicycle and making the same


An integrally-formed single-piece flexible light strip includes a substrate populated with at least one led light circuit. A clear flexible plastic housing is molded around the led light circuit to completely encapsulate the light circuit.

09/18/14
20140276529 

Portal anchors incorporating strain relief cup and systems using same


Anchors for securing a medical device relative to a burr hole, wherein the anchors may accommodate most any implantation trajectory through the burr hole. Such anchors may further secure the device along any such trajectory without imparting undesirable biasing forces that may shift the device from its intended implanted location.

09/18/14
20140273619 

Electrical conductor assembly for intra-enclosure conductor termination


An electrical conductor assembly includes a connector body with a plurality of grooves disposed on a periphery of the connector body and configured to guide corresponding flying leads of a cable along the connector body from one end (“proximal end”) of the connector body to another end (“distal end”). A mountable fastener may be positioned around the cable, coupled to the connector body, and mounted to an enclosure.

09/18/14
20140273585 

Electrical connector assembly with integrated latching system, strain relief, and emi shielding


An electrical connector includes an electrically conductive housing for inhibiting electromagnetic interference. A latch device is mounted to opposite sides of the housing and extends from the housing for positively latching together the electrical connector with a mating connector.

09/11/14
20140257446 

Electrode having erectable lead


Disclosed is an electrode, such as an scs paddle electrode, having a lead attached thereto along an interior portion of the electrode. The lead and electrode are configured such that the lead may be positioned generally coplanar with a top surface of the electrode, and may likewise be erected from such coplanar orientation up and away from the top surface of the electrode.

09/11/14
20140254987 

Reversible fiber optic stub clamping mechanism


A fiber optic stub fiber connector for reversibly and nondestructively terminating an inserted field fiber having a buffer over at least a portion thereof. The connector includes a housing and a ferrule including a stub fiber disposed within and extending from a bore through the ferrule.

09/04/14
20140249366 

Implantable penile prosthesis


An implantable penile prosthesis is attachable to a pump and a reservoir and includes a distal part formed by a rear tip that is connected to a proximal part formed by a cylinder. The cylinder is oriented on a first longitudinal axis, and a distal portion of the rear tip forms a fluid chamber communicating with the cylinder.

08/28/14
20140242840 

High density sealed electrical connector with grounding contact for improved mechanical connection and shielding


An electrical connector system includes mating pin and socket connectors each designed for increased contact density to improve performance of high-speed data transfer. The connectors include features for retaining a plurality of pin or socket contacts in a ganged, co-aligned configuration and for shielding groups of contacts from one another to reduce interference and crosstalk.

08/21/14
20140235930 

Driveline cable assembly


A blood pump assembly includes a blood pump configured for implantation and a cable assembly for providing power and control signals to the blood pump. The cable assembly includes a strain relief assembly and a driveline.

08/21/14
20140233903 

Strain relief for pigtail module


Fiber optic modules having pigtails and related strain relief constructions for the fiber optic harness are disclosed. The fiber optic module assembly has a fiber pigtail exiting module, the assembly includes a main body of the module defining an internal chamber disposed between a first side and a second side, a plurality of fiber optic components disposed at the first side of the module, and a fiber optic harness including the fiber pigtail.

08/07/14
20140217467 

Methods of forming substrates comprised of different semiconductor materials and the resulting device


Obtaining a structure comprised of first and second layers of a first semiconductor materials and a strain relief buffer (srb) layer between the first and second layers, forming a sidewall spacer on the sidewalls of an opening in the second layer, and forming a third semiconductor material in the opening, wherein the first, second and third semiconductor materials are different. A device includes first and second layers of first and second semiconductor materials and an srb layer positioned above the first layer.

08/07/14
20140216811 

Low-profile strain relief and cable retention


A strain relief and cable retention assembly for retaining a cable to a casing includes an anchor made of a flexible material. An internal bore along an axis of the anchor is sized to fit an outer jacket of the cable.

07/31/14
20140214145 

Impact protection for implantable electric lead


A novel implantable electric lead arrangement is described for medical implant systems such as middle ear implants (mei), cochlear implants (ci) and vestibular implants (vi). An electric lead contains parallel lead wires wound in an elongated helix about a central longitudinal axis.

07/31/14
20140213098 

Cable connector


A cable connector for receiving a cable and a connector block. The cable connector including a first shell element with a first strain relief holding feature, a first connector block receiving feature, and a recess; a second shell element with a second strain relief holding feature, a second connector block receiving feature, and a projection; and a strain relief element defining a cable aperture sized to receive the cable, a compression collar, and a wing portion.

07/31/14
20140211977 

Over/under dual-fit wearing option earphones


The invention relates to an earphone that can be worn so that the cord attached to the earphone can be worn either over the wearer's ear or under the wearer's ear because of an angled earphone tip and angled strain relief. The angled earphone tip and angled strain relief serve to provide a customizable secure fit that maximizes the sound coming through the earphones and minimizes discomfort from wearing the earphone..

07/31/14
20140209353 

Spiral cable strain relief device


A cable strain relief holder (1) for a spirally extending cable (2) is disclosed. In order to be able to fix a cable in a simple manner for the purpose of strain relief, the holder comprises a pillar element (3) which extends in an axial direction (a) and has an outer circumferential surface (4), and at least two retaining elements (5, 6), which are disposed extending radially (r) on the outer circumferential surface (4), wherein the at least two retaining elements (5, 6) are disposed at different axial positions and at different circumferential positions of the pillar element (3)..

07/17/14
20140198458 

Multiple cable strain relief


A multiple cable strain relief and electronic assembly having such multiple cable strain relief includes a body, a plurality of cable cutouts and a compression member. The body has at least two spaced apart sidewalls thereby defining a cavity between the sidewalls.

07/10/14
20140194985 

Controller and power source for implantable blood pump


Methods and apparatus for controlling the operation of, and providing power for and to, implantable ventricular assist devices which include a brushless dc motor-driven blood pump, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a control system for driving an implantable pump is provided.

06/26/14
20140179126 

Magnetic connector having a unitary housing


Power cables that include plug housings having an improved appearance as well as employ a halogen-free cable while providing adequate fire resistance. One example provides a power cable having cable plug with a substantially unitary body.

06/26/14
20140177180 

Electromagnetic interference shielding and strain relief structures for coupled printed circuits


Electrical components in an electronic device are mounted on substrates such as printed circuits. Printed circuits contain signal paths formed from metal traces.

06/19/14
20140168913 

Method and reducing stress on mounted electronic devices


A continuous substrate including a first portion with a plurality of electronic components, and at least one strain relief area located proximate a fastening location, wherein the at least one strain relief area is located between the first portion and the fastening location.. .

06/05/14
20140154914 

Enclosure assembly for a connector, strain relief element, and method


The invention relates to a mating enclosure having a flange, wherein the flange has a forward face, a rearward face, and a first outer perimeter, a central opening, wherein the central opening has a second outer perimeter contained within the first outer perimeter, at least one protrusion protruding substantially perpendicularly from the forward face of the flange, wherein the protrusion has an inner surface facing the central opening, an outer surface facing away from the central opening, and a forward surface facing in the same direction as the forward face of the flange, and at least one locking element positioned on the outer surface of the protrusion, wherein the locking element is at rest such that a distance between the outer perimeter of the flange and the locking element is less than a distance between the outer perimeter of the flange and the outer surface of the protrusion.. .

06/05/14
20140151088 

Tubular electric cable fittings with strain relief


A tubular cable fitting which is capable of providing strain relief for tubular electric cables (“tec”) and is designed to protect end fittings from loss of circuit continuity. The tec end fittings may be of fiber optic or electric type service..

05/08/14
20140128948 

Fixation and strain relief element for temporary therapy delivery device


A temporary neurostimulation lead may be secured relative to patient using a fixation device. The fixation device may include an attachment portion that is configured to be releasably fixated to the patient and a lead fixation portion that is configured to secure the temporary neurostimulation lead.

05/01/14
20140120769 

High density sealed electrical connector with multiple shielding strain relief devices


An electrical connector system includes mating pin and socket connectors each designed for increased contact density to improve performance of high-speed data transfer. The connectors include features for retaining a plurality of pin or socket contacts in a ganged, co-aligned configuration and for shielding groups of contacts from one another to reduce interference and crosstalk.

05/01/14
20140119705 

Strain relief device for cables and fiber optic distribution device


A strain relief device having a first u-like shaped basic body having first and second opposite lateral walls connected to a second u-like shaped basic body having first and second opposite lateral walls by a film hinge integral with the first and second basic bodies. Wherein the second lateral wall of the second u-like shaped basic body has a recess, wherein the protrusion is insertable into the recess by a film hinge.

04/24/14
20140112632 

Cable bend relief for fiber optic sub-assemblies and methods of assembling


Fiber optic cable sub-assemblies having an end cap device with an internal bend relief are disclosed. In one embodiment, the fiber optic cable sub-assembly has at least one optical fiber of a fiber optic cable attached to a circuit board with the end cap device providing strain relief to the fiber optic cable.

04/24/14
20140112628 

Fiber optic cable sub-assemblies and methods of assembling


Fiber optic cable sub-assemblies having a fiber optic cable including at least one optical fiber attached to a circuit board are disclosed. The circuit board includes an active optical component in operable communication with the optical fiber for forming an active optical cable (aoc) assembly.

04/03/14
20140094053 

Tight bend-radius cable structures and methods for making the same


Tight bend-radius cable structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Tight bend-radius cable structures can include a cable electrically and physically coupled to a connector.

04/03/14
20140091654 

Electric motor with maximized active motive material


An electric motor configured to maximize active motive material within a given motor size by having one or more phase lead exit holes configured to prevent unwanted outside contaminants from entering the motor, phase leads each having an integral strain relief, and two or more wye terminations that are not electrically connected to each other.. .

03/20/14
20140081241 

Microcatheter tip


The present invention is directed to a dilator having a stiffened shaft for use as part of an introducer sheath assembly. The dilator includes a stiffener tube and a tip of the dilator which extends distally to the dilator stiffener tube.

03/20/14
20140079357 

Cleave holder, an assembly, and methods for cleaving ends of optical fibers and securing them to a multi-optical fiber connector module


A cleave holder is provided that allows the ends of optical fibers to be precisely stripped and cleaved and then secured at precise locations in a multi-optical fiber connector module. The cleave holder is secured to length-wise portions of optical fibers that extend through the cleave holder.

02/20/14
20140051279 

Posable strain relief for a cable


A possible strain relief for use with a cable which can he bent into a particular shape by the user, and which retains that shape, thus allowing modification to suit a specific environment or use.. .

02/20/14
20140051278 

Modular plug


A modular plug includes a plug housing, plug contacts held by the plug housing, and a stuffer cap coupled to the plug housing. The stuffer cap includes a cable channel configured to receive a cable therein.

02/20/14
20140049349 

Use of alumina paper for strain relief and electrical insulation in high-temperature coil windings


A coil (60). The coil (60) comprises a conductor formed in the shape of winding layers (68).

01/23/14
20140022746 

Strain relief structures for stretachble interconnects


Intersection structures are provided to reduce a strain in a conformable electronic system that includes multi-level arrangements of stretchable interconnect structures. Bypass regions are formed in areas of the stretchable interconnect structures that may ordinarily cross or pass each other.

01/23/14
20140021307 

In-line cable strain relief device


A cable strain relief device is provided, which includes a plate having at least two lateral notches. The lateral notches provide a gripping area for a cable to connect..

01/09/14
20140010514 

Metal strain relief device for use in an optical communications system, an optical fiber cable that employs the strain relief device, and a method


A strain relief device and method are provided for use with an optical fiber cable of an optical communications system. The strain relief device comprises a plurality of metal wires, or rods, grouped into a bundle of parallel metal wires and a clamping mechanism for clamping first and second ends of the metal wires to an optical fiber cable.

01/09/14
20140008595 

Barrier system


A barrier system includes at least first and second reinforced concrete posts, each concrete post including at least one conduit formed therethrough having first and second ends and a strain relief sector formed therein at the first end of the conduit. At least one tension cable extends between the posts.

01/09/14
20140008094 

Sensor lead sealing and strain relief


A sensor system includes a wiring harness including at least one wire, a grommet, a nugget, a sensor, and a harness sleeve, wherein the grommet includes at least one passageway configured to receive the wire and the nugget includes at least one terminal molded into the nugget and coupled to the wire. A mineral insulated cable may be coupled to the sensor and to the terminal and the harness sleeve may define at least one cavity configured to receive the nugget and at least a portion of the grommet.

12/19/13
20130337705 

High voltage cable connector


A system and method for a shielded coaxial cable including a collar including a cylindrical housing having a cylindrical inner bore, the inner bore having top and bottom openings the top opening having a diameter about equal to an outer diameter of an outer insulating layer of the cable and the bottom opening having a diameter about equal to an outer diameter of a shield layer of the cable with a terminating portion of the shield layer exposed and returned over an exterior portion of said collar near the bottom opening with the terminating portion overlapping said exterior portion; and a termination ferrule joined to the terminating portion that overlaps the exterior portion to simultaneously provide an electrical communication between the shield layer and the collar and provide a strain relief for the shielded cable disposed within the inner bore.. .

12/19/13
20130333900 

Coiled tubing injector with strain relief


A coiled tubing injector, rollers on the backside of grippers on a gripper chain pass over at least one shallow groove or depression formed in, or gap between segments of, a planar roller contact surface of a skate, thereby momentarily removing or reducing the force being applied by the skate to the grippers as the grippers pass through at least one predetermined location within a gripping zone of the coiled tubing injector. The reduction or removal of the force on the grippers allows the grippers to reset their positions on the tubing at one or more predetermined locations in order to accommodate changes in the strain caused by changes in stress as the tubing moves through the injector..

11/28/13
20130313097 

Accessory controller with switch module


An accessory may be provided with a button controller having a microphone and switches. Plastic structures for the accessory may be formed by injection molding.

11/14/13
20130301267 

Systems, methods, and devices for providing rotatable light modules and hinged mount in a luminaire


Present embodiments provide a light fixture having rotatable light modules and an extendable hinged mounting assembly. The light modules are electrically coupled to the light fixture via a cord and a grommet/bracket feature which provides strain relief and a waterproof barrier.

11/14/13
20130298518 

Cables with intertwined strain relief and bifurcation structures


An electrical device such as a headset may have a cable. Wires in the cable may be used to connect speakers in the headset to a connector such as an audio jack.

11/07/13
20130296684 

Probe holder


A holder for an optoacoustic probe includes a probe-end enclosing portion formed from material that is substantially opaque to light emanating from an optical window of a probe. The probe-end enclosing portion is sized to enclose the active end of the probe and have a snug fit therewith when the optoacoustic probe is inserted therein, and has minimal or no contact with the optical window and acoustic lens of the probe.

11/07/13
20130292793 

Localized strain relief for an integrated circuit


An integrated circuit may include a semiconductor die having a trench formed in a surface of the semiconductor die. One or more circuit components may be formed on the surface of the semiconductor die.

10/31/13
20130287360 

Fiber optic enclosures employing clamping assemblies for strain relief of cables, and related assemblies and methods


Fiber optic enclosures employing clamping assemblies for strain relief cables and related assemblies and methods are disclosed. The fiber optic enclosures may be part of a fiber optic terminal in a fiber optic network.

10/24/13
20130282088 

Medical leads having forced strain relief loops


Strain relief loops are forced by being formed into medical leads such that a body of the lead imposes a force to regain the loop if the loop has been disturbed. Because the strain relief loop is forced, the surgeon implanting the medical lead is not required to create the strain relief loop as a step in the implantation procedure.

10/24/13
20130278833 

Set back box


A set back box is provided that comprises: an outer housing having one input side and one output side; stacked printed circuit boards within the outer housing; an input panel for receiving at least one input electrical cable at the one input side; and an output panel for providing signal to a display through at least one output cable at the output side. A strain relief cable is also provided that connects to the output side, wherein the strain relief cable is configured to attach to the display and configured to ensure any output cables are not under tension..

10/10/13
20130267109 

Coaxial cable connector with strain relief clamp


Coaxial cable connectors with a strain relief clamp. In one example embodiment, a coaxial cable connector for terminating a coaxial cable is provided.

10/10/13
20130266282 

Fiber body holder and strain relief device


A fiber optic apparatus including a retainer assembly having at least one retainer configured to toollessly, releasably retain a fiber body and or one or more optical fibers is disclosed. An attachment feature may toollessly, removably attach the retainer assembly to a mounting surface.

09/19/13
20130241731 

Merchandise security device including strain relief block


A merchandise security device for displaying an electronic item of merchandise includes a strain relief block configured for attachment to the merchandise and an alarming power cable configured for being electrically coupled to a power input port provided on the merchandise. The alarming power cable is routed through the strain relief block for reducing strain applied to the alarming power cable, which may prevent damaging the power input port or the portion of the alarming power cable extending between the strain relief block and the power input port..

09/12/13
20130237072 

Connector having a push-in termination for an electrically active grid


An example electrical connector includes a non-electrically-conductive housing carrying at least a pair of opposed flexible, electrically-conductive push-in type contacts. The contacts each having a first end configured to receive and grip an electrical conductor, and a second end having a contact portion to releasable electrically couple with a corresponding conductive strip housed on opposite sides of an upper rail of a corresponding low voltage direct current grid member.

09/12/13
20130233615 

Strain relief device


A strain relief device is disclosed that allows the passage of at least one telecommunication cable therethrough. The exemplary strain relief device has a one-piece, rectangular tubular body, an external strength member securing section to secure strength members from the at least one telecommunication cable to the rectangular tubular body and a sealing member to provide an environmental seal between the at least one telecommunication cable and the strain relief device and between the strain relief device and a mounting structure into which the strain relief device is inserted.

09/12/13
20130233612 

Strain relief device


Disclosed is an exemplary strain relief device. The exemplary strain relief device has a rectangular tubular body having an internal strength member securing section disposed within the cable channel disposed within the rectangular tubular body and a pair of clips disposed on opposite sides of the outer surface to secure the strain relief device into an opening in a standard telecommunication mounting structure.

08/29/13
20130224989 

Cable strain relief


The invention relates to a cable strain relief for a cable. The cable strain relief comprises a strain relief element (20) and a retaining element (10).

08/29/13
20130221494 

Structure and strain-relieved tsv


A semiconductor die including strain relief for through substrate vias (tsvs). The semiconductor die includes a semiconductor substrate having an active face.

08/22/13
20130217259 

Electrical plug connector


The invention relates to a plug comprising a plurality of contact elements located in a plug housing and strain relief elements (200, 200′) arranged on the housing (110, 310), wherein both contact elements and strain relief elements can be fixed to a printed circuit board (10) using smt technology. The invention is characterized in that the strain relief elements (200, 200′) are sheet metal elements that can be fixed to parts of the plug housing and are bent essentially at a right angle on the side facing the printed circuit board (10), thereby forming a bearing surface (220, 220′) for smt attach..

08/22/13
20130212916 

Wear assembly


A wear assembly with strain relief protects exposed surfaces of excavating equipment such as a bucket lip. Wear components may include a seat where loads are applied, welding flanges flanking the seat on opposite ends of the component welded to the equipment, and strain relief areas between each welding flange and the seat.

08/15/13
20130209042 

Optical fiber cable assembly with improved strain relief


An optical fiber cable assembly includes an optical fiber cable, an optical fiber connector and a strain relief member. The optical fiber connector has a housing supporting a plurality of optical fibers of the cable.

08/15/13
20130209041 

Multi-ferrule optical fiber cable assembly


An optical fiber cable assembly includes an optical fiber cable, an optical fiber connector, and a strain relief member. The optical fiber connector has a housing with at least two ferrules supporting a plurality of optical fibers of the cable.

08/15/13
20130209040 

Strain relieved adapter for a jacketed cable and boot


An adapter for a fiber optic connector has provides strain relief for a jacketed cable connected to the adapter and the connector. The adapter preferably has two portions that act together to engage the jacketed cable and a boot that applies pressure to the adapter to secure the adapter.



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