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1. (WO2017139407) METHODS AND DEVICES THAT FACILITATE OBJECT ORIENTATION
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/139407 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/017055
Publication Date: 17.08.2017 International Filing Date: 08.02.2017
IPC:
H05K 7/10 (2006.01) ,H05K 7/14 (2006.01) ,H01R 13/44 (2006.01) ,H05K 1/14 (2006.01) ,H05K 1/11 (2006.01) ,H01R 9/00 (2006.01) ,H01R 9/03 (2006.01) ,H01R 11/11 (2006.01) ,H01R 25/00 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
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ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
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Constructional details common to different types of electric apparatus
02
Arrangements of circuit components or wiring on supporting structure
10
Plug-in assemblages of components
H ELECTRICITY
05
ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
K
PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
7
Constructional details common to different types of electric apparatus
14
Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
13
Details of coupling devices of the kinds covered by groups H01R12/7087
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Means for preventing access to live contacts
H ELECTRICITY
05
ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
1
Printed circuits
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Details
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Structural association of two or more printed circuits
H ELECTRICITY
05
ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
K
PRINTED CIRCUITS; CASINGS OR CONSTRUCTIONAL DETAILS OF ELECTRIC APPARATUS; MANUFACTURE OF ASSEMBLAGES OF ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
1
Printed circuits
02
Details
11
Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
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ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
9
Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Terminals or binding posts mounted upon a base or in a case; Bases therefor
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
9
Structural associations of a plurality of mutually-insulated electrical connecting elements, e.g. terminal strips, terminal blocks; Terminals or binding posts mounted upon a base or in a case; Bases therefor
03
Connectors arranged to contact a plurality of the conductors of a multiconductor cable
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
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Individual connecting elements providing two or more spaced connecting locations for conductive members which are, or may be, thereby interconnected, e.g. end pieces for wires or cables supported by the wire or cable and having means for facilitating electrical connection to some other wire, terminal, or conductive member, blocks of binding posts
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End pieces or tapping pieces for wires or cables, supported by the wire or cable and having means for facilitating electrical connection to some other wire, terminal, or conductive member
H ELECTRICITY
01
BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
R
ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS; STRUCTURAL ASSOCIATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF MUTUALLY-INSULATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTING ELEMENTS; COUPLING DEVICES; CURRENT COLLECTORS
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Coupling parts adapted for simultaneous co-operation with two or more identical counterparts, e.g. for distributing energy to two or more circuits
Applicants:
PUTNAM, David, L. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
PUTNAM, David, L.; US
Agent:
BERGSTROM, Robert, W.; US
Priority Data:
62/292,77708.02.2016US
Title (EN) METHODS AND DEVICES THAT FACILITATE OBJECT ORIENTATION
(FR) PROCÉDÉS ET DISPOSITIFS FACILITANT L’ORIENTATION DES OBJETS
Abstract:
(EN) The current document is directed to methods and devices that facilitate object orientation. In particular, the current document is directed to methods and devices that facilitate tactile orientation of objects, such as connectors, keys, cards, and other objects that are manipulated by human users for insertion into complementary connectors, slots, and other receptacles. In addition to facilitating tactile orientation of objects, the devices and additionally provide mechanical advantage for objects insertion and removal and may additionally provide visual orientation indications, and other indications, to human users. The currently disclosed devices are tangible, physical objects or features that, when held, felt, and/or manipulated by human users, provide a tactile indication of the orientation of an engagement feature of an object is inserted into a complementary connector, slot, port, or other receptacle.
(FR) L’invention concerne des procédés et des dispositifs qui facilitent l’orientation des objets. Elle concerne en particulier des procédés et des dispositifs qui facilitent l’orientation tactile d’objets tels que des connecteurs, des touches, des cartes et d’autres objets qui sont manipulés par des utilisateurs humains pour être insérés dans des connecteurs, logements et autres réceptacles, complémentaires. En plus de faciliter l’orientation tactile des objets, les dispositifs offrent en outre un avantage mécanique pour l’insertion et le retrait des objets, et ils peuvent en outre fournir des indications d’orientation visuelle, ainsi que d’autres indications, à des utilisateurs humains. Les dispositifs ainsi décrits sont des objets ou des éléments physiques tangibles qui, lorsqu’ils sont tenus, ressentis et/ou manipulés par des utilisateurs humains, offrent une indication tactile de l’orientation d’un élément d’engagement d’un objet qui est inséré dans un connecteur complémentaire, logement, port, ou autre réceptacle, complémentaire.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)