|| List of recent Relief-related patents
| 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.
| 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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..
|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)..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Method and apparatus for 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.. .
|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.. .
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
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.
|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.
|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.. .
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.
|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).
|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.
|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..
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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).
|Structure and method for 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.
|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..
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Fiber optic cable strain relief device and method|
A strain relief device for a fiber optic cable is disclosed. The strain relief device has a cable fitting having a cable fitting body, a shoulder washer and a compression cap.
|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.
|Ground spring with strain relief|
A ground spring for receiving a ground end of a high-frequency test probe is described. The ground spring includes a generally annular base portion, and a number of elongated spring fingers extending from the base portion.
|Cable assembly having improved strain relief|
A cable assembly includes a connector, a cover enclosing the connector, a strain relief located on the rear end of the cover, a spring, and a cable. The cover includes a blocking.
|Protective housing for a propeller of a submarine vehicle, connection system with a connecting cable and the use of such protective housing for incorporating a connecting cable|
The invention relates to a protective housing for a propeller of a submarine vehicle. The invention also relates to a connection system for a propeller-driven submarine vehicle with a submarine cable and such a protective housing.
|Cable strain relief element|
The invention relates to a cable screw connection (1, 100, 200, 300) for a plug-in connection housing, with a cable outlet socket (30, 120, 220) being formed at the housing body and with a tension relief element (40, 130, 230, 330) being provided, which mechanically stabilizes the cable to be connected as soon as a terminal screw head (2, 110, 210, 310) is screw connected, with the tension relief element (40, 130, 230, 330) can be fixated at a first end (40a, 130a, 230a, 330a) inside the cable screw connection (1, 100, 200, 300) in a torque-proof fashion, and with a second end (40b, 130b, 230b, 330b) of the tension relief element (40, 130, 230, 330) can be distorted in reference to the first end (40a, 130a, 230a, 330a) by a rotary motion of the screw head (2, 110, 210, 310).. .
|Strain relief and catheter with strain relief|
Disclosed herein is a strain relief having a plurality of enclosing parts arranged in an axial direction and enclosing a longitudinal axis of the strain relief. A space portion can be formed between adjacent enclosing parts so that the strain relief is freely bendable.
|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.
|Catheter and method|
The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a catheter and method. The catheter can be configured as a guiding catheter with a flexible shaft section, a hub disposed at a proximal portion of the shaft section, and a strain relief section that surrounds a predetermined proximal-side range of the shaft section.
|Fiber optic cassette, system, and method|
A fiber optic cassette including a body defining a front and an opposite rear and an enclosed interior. A cable entry location is defined in the body for a cable to enter the interior of the cassette.
|Strain 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.
|Low pressure molded strain relief for coaxial connector 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..
|Connector assembly for an electrical plug-in connector, electrical plug-in connector and manufactured electric cable|
The invention relates to a connector assembly for an electrical plug-in connector (10), in particular an electrical socket plug-in connector (10) for an igniter of an airbag, with a contact casing (100) in which at least one electrical contact means (50) can be provided, and a contact securing means (200) which has a locking means (210) by means of which the contact means (50) can be locked in the contact casing (100); the contact securing means (200) having a strain-relief means (230) by means of which at least partially a strain relief for an electric line (60) connected to the contact means (50) can be set up on/in the connector assembly (12); and/or the connector assembly (12) having a plug-in-connector securing means (400) which, starting from a pre-latching position (v) on the connector assembly (12), for a final latching position (e) can be brought into engagement with the contact securing means (200) and/or a strain-relief cover (300) of the connector assembly (12).. .
|Sealing and strain relief device for data cables|
A sealing and strain relief device having at least one sealing element is disclosed. The device is arranged in the manner of a sandwich between outer, plate-like bearing elements made from a relatively hard or rigid material and which is made from a relatively soft or elastic material.
|Bendable strain relief fluid filter liner, method and apparatus|
A method of forming a bendable slotted liner with multiple circumferentially overlapping non-axial keystone slots comprising: transversely profiling a rod to form a profiled rod, having bending members outwardly profiled wider than intermediate and inward widths, interspersed with bases profiled to bondably mate with axially adjacent bases on a neighboring winding; forming the profiled rod into alternating port and starboard bending members and base pairs, by one of, bonding transverse spacers to the rod, transversely corrugating the rod, and forming the rod with one of transverse outdents and indents; winding the profiled rod to the outer diameter; and bonding axially paired bases together; wherein configuring the non-axial slot circumferential length greater than the circumferential base length on adjacent rod windings, forming non-axial keystone slots between bending members providing axial strain relief, with outer slot widths within a prescribed slot range and axial strain relief capacity greater than 0.1%.. .
A catheter handle includes a handle body having a proximal end and a distal end and a passage extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The handle body comprises a plurality of shell parts that can be separated to access an interior of the handle body.