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1.

Apparatus and method for extruding stripes onto an extruded product

      
Application Number 17576864
Grant Number 11926086
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-14
First Publication Date 2024-03-12
Grant Date 2024-03-12
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Bennett, Mark D.

Abstract

An apparatus for extruding a jacket and/or insulative material onto an extruded product with one or more longitudinal stripes incorporated onto the surface of said extruded product comprising a body, a primary feed conduit for conveying a primary extrusion material, a striping die, a secondary feed conduit for conveying a secondary extrusion material, a striping die adapter, a striping feed conduit extending through the striping die adapter for conveying striping extrusion material. The striping die adapter may also include a thermocouple for maintaining the viscosity of the striping extrusion material and a thermocouple for monitoring the temperature of said striping die adapter. The striping die includes one or more striping extrusion outlets for conveying striping extrusion material onto the extruded product. The striping die may also include a wishbone-shaped trough for delivering equal amounts of striping extrusion material to said extrusion outlets for extrusion onto the product.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 48/17 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components having different colours
  • B29C 48/19 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their edges
  • B29C 48/20 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers one of the layers being a strip, e.g. a partially embedded strip
  • B29C 48/30 - Extrusion nozzles or dies
  • B29C 48/345 - Extrusion nozzles comprising two or more adjacently arranged ports, for simultaneously extruding multiple strands, e.g. for pelletising
  • B29C 48/86 - Thermal treatment of the extrusion moulding material or of preformed parts or layers, e.g. by heating or cooling at the nozzle zone
  • B29C 48/00 - Extrusion moulding, i.e. expressing the moulding material through a die or nozzle which imparts the desired form; Apparatus therefor
  • B29C 48/06 - Rod-shaped
  • B29C 48/154 - Coating solid articles, i.e. non-hollow articles
  • B29C 48/21 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their surfaces
  • B29C 48/25 - Component parts, details or accessories; Auxiliary operations
  • B29C 48/28 - Storing of extruded material, e.g. by winding up or stacking
  • B29C 48/285 - Feeding the extrusion material to the extruder

2.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 18084851
Grant Number 11929188
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-20
First Publication Date 2024-03-12
Grant Date 2024-03-12
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks

3.

Apparatus and method for a free-spinning wire dispensing reel

      
Application Number 17407988
Grant Number 11912527
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-20
First Publication Date 2024-02-27
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus and method for dispensing wire or cable from a reel assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly for dispensing wire from any surface. In another embodiment, the apparatus includes an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly and the external bay. The external bay is capable of freely rotation relative to the outer flange assembly and the inner flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. In yet another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay.

IPC Classes  ?

4.

Apparatus for controlling the printing on cable

      
Application Number 17717013
Grant Number 11915069
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2024-02-27
Grant Date 2024-02-27
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.
  • Gomez, Ferrin E.
  • Ornelas, Iii, Tony

Abstract

An apparatus for controlling the printing on wire or cable. The apparatus including a processor, a bus connected to the processor, a user input connected to the bus, a display screen connected to the user input and the bus, a first storage system connected to the bus, data stored in the first storage system and displayable on the display screen, wherein the data includes manufacturing and print information, a printer connected to the bus, wherein the printer prints the data on the wire or cable, a communication device connected to the bus, and an identification device connected to the bus, wherein identification device receives information from a user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G01B 11/06 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical techniques for measuring length, width, or thickness for measuring thickness
  • G01G 17/02 - Apparatus for, or methods of, weighing material of special form or property for weighing material of filamentary or sheet form
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/10 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by matrix printers
  • H01B 13/34 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables for marking conductors or cables
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/44 - Secrecy systems

5.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 18076357
Grant Number 11881327
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-06
First Publication Date 2024-01-23
Grant Date 2024-01-23
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Latimer, Micah W.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly comprising a first electrical circuit comprising at least two insulated conductors, a second electrical circuit, and a conductive metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits, wherein the conductive metallic armor provides a return ground path. The second electrical circuit comprising at least two control insulated conductors, a jacket surrounding the control insulated conductors, and a wrap surrounding the jacket which is surrounding the control insulated conductors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks
  • H01B 9/02 - Power cables with screens or conductive layers, e.g. for avoiding large potential gradients
  • H02G 3/04 - Protective tubing or conduits, e.g. cable ladders or cable troughs
  • F21V 27/02 - Cable inlets
  • H02G 3/38 - Installations of cables or lines in walls, floors or ceilings the cables or lines being installed in preestablished conduits or ducts
  • H02G 3/08 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes

6.

MC SLICK

      
Serial Number 98369313
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-22
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

7.

System and apparatus for applying labels to cable or conduit

      
Application Number 17716998
Grant Number 11851233
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2023-12-26
Grant Date 2023-12-26
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A system for applying labels to cable or conduit including at least one label and a label applicator. The label applicator including at least one guide roller, at least one tamping device comprising at least one tamping pad for applying at least one label onto the moving cable or conduit, and a guide shoe assembly. The guide shoe assembly comprises a guide shoe, the guide shoe comprises a rounding member, a plurality of springs for providing flexibility to the rounding member when the moving cable or conduit passes the at least one guide shoe, a support mount for supporting the at least one guide shoe, a plurality of pivots disposed between the rounding member and the rounding member support for adjusting the set of springs, and a fitted member for providing an anchor for the at least one guide shoe to connect with the support mount.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/36 - Wipers; Pressers
  • B65C 9/08 - Label feeding
  • H01L 21/67 - Apparatus specially adapted for handling semiconductor or electric solid state devices during manufacture or treatment thereof; Apparatus specially adapted for handling wafers during manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or electric solid state devices or components
  • B65C 9/42 - Label feed control
  • B65C 9/26 - Devices for applying labels
  • G09F 3/00 - Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps

8.

Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable

      
Application Number 17962319
Grant Number 11827409
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-07
First Publication Date 2023-11-28
Grant Date 2023-11-28
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Robert Eugene

Abstract

An apparatus for attaching a label to a moving cable, the apparatus comprising: a roller for pressing a label against the moving cable, wherein the label has a first attaching edge and a second attaching edge and wherein the roller comprises: a first roller for pressing the label against the moving cable, wherein the label is pressed against the moving cable with the first attaching edge and the second attaching edge of the label on opposites sides of the moving cable; a first roll down roller for folding the second edge of the label against the moving cable; and a second roll down roller for folding the first edge of the label against the moving cable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/12 - Removing separate labels from stacks
  • B65C 9/30 - Rollers
  • G09F 3/00 - Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
  • H01B 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables

9.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 17962264
Grant Number 11820622
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-07
First Publication Date 2023-11-21
Grant Date 2023-11-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel

10.

System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable

      
Application Number 17985803
Grant Number 11783963
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-11
First Publication Date 2023-10-10
Grant Date 2023-10-10
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Dahlke, Sheri H.
  • Raedeke, Ronald A.
  • Gillen, Jason Drew
  • Debord, Melvin Glenn

Abstract

A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided. A composition of aqueous emulsion is provided that is environmentally friendly, halogen free and solvent free. The composition is compatible with various types of insulating materials and may be applied after the wire or cable is cooled and also by spraying or submerging the wire or cable in a bath. The composition contains lubricating agents that provide lower coefficient of friction for wire or cable installation and continuous wire or cable surface lubrication thereafter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/00 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • C10M 145/28 - Polyoxyalkylenes of alkylene oxides containing 2 carbon atoms only
  • C10M 155/02 - Monomer containing silicon
  • C10M 169/04 - Mixtures of base-materials and additives
  • C10M 173/00 - Lubricating compositions containing more than 10% water
  • H01B 1/02 - Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by the conductive materials; Selection of materials as conductors mainly consisting of metals or alloys
  • C10M 161/00 - Lubricating compositions characterised by the additive being a mixture of a macromolecular compound and a non-macromolecular compound, each of these compounds being essential
  • C10N 30/06 - Oiliness; Film-strength; Anti-wear; Resistance to extreme pressure
  • H01B 3/00 - Insulators or insulating bodies characterised by the insulating materials; Selection of materials for their insulating or dielectric properties
  • C10N 40/32 - Wire, rope or cable lubricants
  • C10N 50/00 - Form in which the lubricant is applied to the material being lubricated

11.

Apparatus and method for spooling wire

      
Application Number 17408093
Grant Number 11772930
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-20
First Publication Date 2023-10-03
Grant Date 2023-10-03
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.

Abstract

A reel apparatus comprising a pipe; an outer flange assembly comprising two outer support walls connected to the pipe and wherein each outer support wall comprises an inner wall and an outer wall; an inner flange assembly comprising two inner support walls, wherein the inner flange assembly is rotated relative to the outer flange assembly and the pipe and wherein each inner support wall comprises an inner wall and an outer wall; and a motor assembly connected to the inner flange assembly and outer flange assembly, wherein the motor assembly is physically connect to the outer flange assembly and wherein the motor assembly is rotationally connected to the inner flange assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/44 - Constructional details
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges

12.

Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable

      
Application Number 17954239
Grant Number 11767044
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-09-27
First Publication Date 2023-09-26
Grant Date 2023-09-26
Owner Encore WIre Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus including a handle structure wherein the handle structure has a first end and a second end, a first support structure attached to the first end of the handle structure, a second support structure attached to the second end of the handle structure, a first spool center insert attached to the first support structure, a second spool center insert attached to the second support structure, a first leg moveably attached to the first support structure, a second leg moveably attached to the second support structure, and wherein a spool of spooled wire or cable is attached to the first and second spool center inserts during transportation and dispensing of the spooled wire or cable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B62B 1/26 - Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • H02G 11/02 - Arrangements of electric cables or lines between relatively-movable parts using take-up reel or drum
  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 49/20 - Package-supporting devices

13.

Power driven circuit wire box

      
Application Number 17716925
Grant Number 11745976
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-08
First Publication Date 2023-09-05
Grant Date 2023-09-05
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.

Abstract

An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable. The apparatus including a first and second plate, at least one shaft attached to the first plate and the second plate, a spool gear attached to the shaft, a power gear shaft attached to the first or second plate, and a power gear attached to the power gear shaft and in mesh with the spool gear, wherein when the power gear is rotated, the spool gear is rotated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/30 - Arrangements to facilitate driving or braking
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable

14.

Apparatus and method for packaging wire or cable in a barrel or drum container

      
Application Number 17190980
Grant Number 11738967
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-03
First Publication Date 2023-08-29
Grant Date 2023-08-29
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the accumulation of wire or cable, the apparatus including a collapsible reel assembly, the collapsible reel assembly including a central hollow arbor, a fixed inner support structure axially centered on and rigidly attached to the central hollow arbor, wherein the fixed inner support has a first end and a second end, a fixed flange, axially centered on and attached to the first end of the fixed inner support structure, a removable flange, axially centered on and removably attached to the second end of the fixed inner support structure opposite the fixed flange and an inner drum assembly. The inner drum assembly including a plurality of moving inner support structures movably attached to the fixed inner support structure and a plurality of inwardly-collapsible drum segments. Wherein the inwardly-collapsible drum segments collapse inward after the removable flange is removed from the collapsible reel assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/22 - Constructional details with removable parts
  • B65H 75/36 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables without essentially involving the use of a core or former internal to a stored package of material, e.g. with stored material housed within casing or container, or intermittently engaging a plurality of supports as in sinuous or serpentine fashion
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges
  • B65H 75/16 - Cans or receptacles, e.g. sliver cans

15.

MEGACOIL

      
Serial Number 98090424
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-18
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

16.

SPEEDMC

      
Serial Number 98086181
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-14
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

17.

Ground wire side car

      
Application Number 17732497
Grant Number 11691843
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-28
First Publication Date 2023-07-04
Grant Date 2023-07-04
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus comprising a payoff reel, wherein the payoff reel comprises an arbor hole having a payoff reel diameter and a detachable side car reel, wherein the detachable side car reel comprises an arbor hole having a detachable side car reel diameter and wherein the detachable side car reel is attachable to the payoff reel and wherein the detachable side car reel further comprises a reel lift.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges
  • B65H 75/18 - Constructional details
  • B65H 49/20 - Package-supporting devices

18.

Method for applying labels to cable or conduit

      
Application Number 17135712
Grant Number 11673702
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-28
First Publication Date 2023-06-13
Grant Date 2023-06-13
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A method for applying labels to a cable or conduit with a known circumference, the method including supplying at least one label, wherein the at least one label has a known label height, the label height is greater than the known circumference of the cable or conduit, and the label has a bottom, middle, and top portions, providing at least one tamping device, tamping the middle portion of the at least one label to the cable or conduit with the at least one tamping device, wherein the middle portion of the at least one label adheres to the cable or conduit, providing a guide shoe assembly, pressing the top portion of the at least one label against the cable or conduit with the guide shoe assembly, and pressing the bottom portion of the at least one label against the cable or conduit with the guide shoe assembly, wherein the top portion of the at least one label and the bottom portion of the at least one label overlap after pressed onto the cable or conduit. Further, wherein the step of providing a guide shoe assembly includes providing at least one guide shoe connected to a support mount and providing a rounding member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/36 - Wipers; Pressers
  • B65C 9/08 - Label feeding

19.

Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable

      
Application Number 17576837
Grant Number 11667085
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-14
First Publication Date 2023-06-06
Grant Date 2023-06-06
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Robert Eugene

Abstract

A method for applying a label to an electrical cable having an outermost sheath with convolutions defining alternating peaks and valleys, the method including attaching the label to the sheath. The label includes a label substrate, the label substrate includes an attaching side, the attaching side being attached through an adhesive; and the label attaches to the peaks and spans across the valleys and circumferentially wraps around the sheath.

IPC Classes  ?

20.

MEGA COIL

      
Serial Number 98014109
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-25
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

21.

RPP

      
Serial Number 98014151
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-25
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Reels for electric cables; Reels for electric wire

22.

RPP REEL PAYOFF PREMIUM

      
Serial Number 98014172
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-25
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Reels for electric cables; Reels for electric wire

23.

Print head cooling jacket

      
Application Number 17334772
Grant Number 11648788
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-30
First Publication Date 2023-05-16
Grant Date 2023-05-16
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Mileger, Jeffrey T.

Abstract

An apparatus for cooling a print head implemented on a wire and cable manufacturing line, the apparatus comprising a sleeve, wherein the sleeve has an internal portion and an external portion and wherein the sleeve forms an internal void marginally larger than the size of the print head and wherein the sleeve further comprises an elongated surface; a front surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the front surface comprises an ink outlet opening; a rear surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a cable opening; a channel connected to the internal portion of the sleeve, wherein the channel comprises an open side facing the internal void and wherein the channel on the internal portion of the sleeve extends from the rear to the front of the sleeve; an air inlet compartment in communication with the channel and enclosed by the rear surface; an air inlet in communication with the air inlet compartment; and an exhaust channel connected to the sleeve and extending from the front surface to the rear surface along the elongated surface and connected to the channel at the front of the sleeve.

IPC Classes  ?

24.

Method and apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel

      
Application Number 17698931
Grant Number 11584559
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-18
First Publication Date 2023-02-21
Grant Date 2023-02-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus comprising a wire tail sensor, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 41/00 - Arrangements for controlling or monitoring lamination processes; Safety arrangements
  • B65C 1/02 - Affixing labels to one flat surface of articles, e.g. of packages, of flat bands

25.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 17135794
Grant Number 11557408
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-28
First Publication Date 2023-01-17
Grant Date 2023-01-17
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks
  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel

26.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 17212927
Grant Number 11538606
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-25
First Publication Date 2022-12-27
Grant Date 2022-12-27
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Latimer, Micah W.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly comprising a first electrical circuit comprising at least two insulated conductors, a second electrical circuit, and a conductive metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits, wherein the conductive metallic armor provides a return ground path. The second electrical circuit comprising at least two control insulated conductors, a jacket surrounding the control insulated conductors, and a wrap surrounding the jacket which is surrounding the control insulated conductors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks
  • H01B 9/02 - Power cables with screens or conductive layers, e.g. for avoiding large potential gradients
  • H02G 3/04 - Protective tubing or conduits, e.g. cable ladders or cable troughs
  • F21V 27/02 - Cable inlets
  • H02G 3/38 - Installations of cables or lines in walls, floors or ceilings the cables or lines being installed in preestablished conduits or ducts
  • H02G 3/08 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes

27.

System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant

      
Application Number 16877079
Grant Number 11522348
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-05-18
First Publication Date 2022-12-06
Grant Date 2022-12-06
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Hernandez, Ramon V.

Abstract

A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 3/44 - Insulators or insulating bodies characterised by the insulating materials; Selection of materials for their insulating or dielectric properties mainly consisting of organic substances waxes acrylic resins
  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines

28.

Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable

      
Application Number 16998883
Grant Number 11498715
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-20
First Publication Date 2022-11-15
Grant Date 2022-11-15
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Robert Eugene

Abstract

An apparatus for attaching a label to a moving cable, the apparatus comprising: a roller for pressing a label against the moving cable, wherein the label has a first attaching edge and a second attaching edge and wherein the roller comprises: a first roller for pressing the label against the moving cable, wherein the label is pressed against the moving cable with the first attaching edge and the second attaching edge of the label on opposites sides of the moving cable; a first roll down roller for folding the second edge of the label against the moving cable; and a second roll down roller for folding the first edge of the label against the moving cable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/30 - Rollers
  • B65C 9/12 - Removing separate labels from stacks
  • G09F 3/00 - Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps
  • H01B 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables

29.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 17103755
Grant Number 11498796
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-24
First Publication Date 2022-11-15
Grant Date 2022-11-15
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel

30.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 17103690
Grant Number 11485603
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-24
First Publication Date 2022-11-01
Grant Date 2022-11-01
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel

31.

Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable

      
Application Number 17334768
Grant Number 11472457
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-05-30
First Publication Date 2022-10-18
Grant Date 2022-10-18
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus including a handle structure wherein the handle structure has a first end and a second end, a first support structure attached to the first end of the handle structure, a second support structure attached to the second end of the handle structure, a first spool center insert attached to the first support structure, a second spool center insert attached to the second support structure, a first leg moveably attached to the first support structure, a second leg moveably attached to the second support structure, and wherein a spool of spooled wire or cable is attached to the first and second spool center inserts during transportation and dispensing of the spooled wire or cable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 49/20 - Package-supporting devices
  • B62B 1/26 - Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • H02G 11/02 - Arrangements of electric cables or lines between relatively-movable parts using take-up reel or drum

32.

System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable

      
Application Number 17380605
Grant Number 11456088
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-20
First Publication Date 2022-09-27
Grant Date 2022-09-27
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Dahlke, Sheri H.
  • Raedeke, Ronald A.
  • Gillen, Jason Drew
  • Debord, Melvin Glenn

Abstract

A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided. A composition of aqueous emulsion is provided that is environmentally friendly, halogen free and solvent free. The composition is compatible with various types of insulating materials and may be applied after the wire or cable is cooled and also by spraying or submerging the wire or cable in a bath. The composition contains lubricating agents that provide lower coefficient of friction for wire or cable installation and continuous wire or cable surface lubrication thereafter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/00 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • C10M 169/04 - Mixtures of base-materials and additives
  • C10M 155/02 - Monomer containing silicon
  • C10M 161/00 - Lubricating compositions characterised by the additive being a mixture of a macromolecular compound and a non-macromolecular compound, each of these compounds being essential
  • H01B 1/02 - Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by the conductive materials; Selection of materials as conductors mainly consisting of metals or alloys
  • C10M 145/28 - Polyoxyalkylenes of alkylene oxides containing 2 carbon atoms only
  • C10M 173/00 - Lubricating compositions containing more than 10% water
  • C10N 40/32 - Wire, rope or cable lubricants
  • C10N 50/00 - Form in which the lubricant is applied to the material being lubricated
  • C10N 30/06 - Oiliness; Film-strength; Anti-wear; Resistance to extreme pressure

33.

System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant

      
Application Number 17079165
Grant Number 11444440
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-23
First Publication Date 2022-09-13
Grant Date 2022-09-13
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Hernandez, Ramon V.

Abstract

A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 3/44 - Insulators or insulating bodies characterised by the insulating materials; Selection of materials for their insulating or dielectric properties mainly consisting of organic substances waxes acrylic resins
  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines

34.

Ground wire side car

      
Application Number 16863878
Grant Number 11339024
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-30
First Publication Date 2022-05-24
Grant Date 2022-05-24
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus comprising a payoff reel, wherein the payoff reel comprises an arbor hole having a payoff reel diameter and a detachable side car reel, wherein the detachable side car reel comprises an arbor hole having a detachable side car reel diameter and wherein the detachable side car reel is attachable to the payoff reel and wherein the detachable side car reel further comprises a reel lift.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 75/18 - Constructional details
  • B65H 49/20 - Package-supporting devices
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable

35.

Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force

      
Application Number 15972153
Grant Number 11328843
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-06
First Publication Date 2022-05-10
Grant Date 2022-05-10
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; a predetermined amount by weight of mineral oil in the range of 0.1% to 5% by weight; and a predetermined amount of silica in the range of 2% to 9% by weight; providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 13/14 - Insulating conductors or cables by extrusion

36.

System and apparatus for applying labels to cable or conduit

      
Application Number 16862249
Grant Number 11319104
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-03
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A system for applying labels to cable or conduit including at least one label and a label applicator. The label applicator including at least one guide roller, at least one tamping device comprising at least one tamping pad for applying at least one label onto the moving cable or conduit, and a guide shoe assembly. The guide shoe assembly comprises a guide shoe, the guide shoe comprises a rounding member, a plurality of springs for providing flexibility to the rounding member when the moving cable or conduit passes the at least one guide shoe, a support mount for supporting the at least one guide shoe, a plurality of pivots disposed between the rounding member and the rounding member support for adjusting the set of springs, and a fitted member for providing an anchor for the at least one guide shoe to connect with the support mount.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/36 - Wipers; Pressers
  • B65C 9/08 - Label feeding
  • B65C 9/26 - Devices for applying labels
  • H01L 21/67 - Apparatus specially adapted for handling semiconductor or electric solid state devices during manufacture or treatment thereof; Apparatus specially adapted for handling wafers during manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or electric solid state devices or components
  • B65C 9/42 - Label feed control
  • G09F 3/00 - Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps

37.

Apparatus for controlling the printing on cable

      
Application Number 16915968
Grant Number 11321594
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-29
First Publication Date 2022-05-03
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.
  • Gomez, Ferrin E.
  • Ornelas, Iii, Tony

Abstract

An apparatus for controlling the printing on wire or cable. The apparatus including a processor, a bus connected to the processor, a user input connected to the bus, a display screen connected to the user input and the bus, a first storage system connected to the bus, data stored in the first storage system and displayable on the display screen, wherein the data includes manufacturing and print information, a printer connected to the bus, wherein the printer prints the data on the wire or cable, a communication device connected to the bus, and an identification device connected to the bus, wherein identification device receives information from a user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G01B 11/06 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical techniques for measuring length, width, or thickness for measuring thickness
  • G06K 15/10 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by matrix printers
  • H01B 13/34 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables for marking conductors or cables
  • H04N 1/44 - Secrecy systems
  • G01G 17/02 - Apparatus for, or methods of, weighing material of special form or property for weighing material of filamentary or sheet form

38.

Power driven circuit wire box

      
Application Number 17079046
Grant Number 11312593
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-23
First Publication Date 2022-04-26
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.

Abstract

An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable. The apparatus including a first and second plate, at least one shaft attached to the first plate and the second plate, a spool gear attached to the shaft, a power gear shaft attached to the first or second plate, and a power gear attached to the power gear shaft and in mesh with the spool gear, wherein when the power gear is rotated, the spool gear is rotated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/30 - Arrangements to facilitate driving or braking
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable

39.

Wire pulling head apparatus with crimp zone indicators and method of using same

      
Application Number 17556759
Grant Number 11670920
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-20
First Publication Date 2022-04-14
Grant Date 2023-06-06
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An enhanced apparatus and method for securing a wire to a pulling cable for pulling wire. Specifically, the pulling cable and wire are attached via a pulling head body. The wire is inserted into an end of the pulling head body and secured by crimping the pulling head body against the wire. Further, crimp zone indicators positioned on the outer surface of the pulling head body indicate the optimal zone of crimping to achieve substantial contact between the pulling head body and the wire. A pulling cable is secured to the pulling head body via a ball swage that comprises a tapped surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 1/08 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines for laying cables, e.g. laying apparatus on vehicle through tubing or conduit, e.g. rod or draw wire for pushing or pulling
  • H02G 3/00 - Installations of electric cables or lines or protective tubing therefor in or on buildings, equivalent structures or vehicles

40.

Method and apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel

      
Application Number 17093247
Grant Number 11286077
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-09
First Publication Date 2022-03-29
Grant Date 2022-03-29
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus comprising a wire tail sensor, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 41/00 - Arrangements for controlling or monitoring lamination processes; Safety arrangements
  • B65C 1/02 - Affixing labels to one flat surface of articles, e.g. of packages, of flat bands

41.

Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable

      
Application Number 16364081
Grant Number 11247404
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-25
First Publication Date 2022-02-15
Grant Date 2022-02-15
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Robert Eugene

Abstract

A method for applying a label to an electrical cable having an outermost sheath with convolutions defining alternating peaks and valleys, the method including attaching the label to the sheath. The label includes a label substrate, the label substrate includes an attaching side, the attaching side being attached through an adhesive; and the label attaches to the peaks and spans across the valleys and circumferentially wraps around the sheath.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 7/00 - Layered products characterised by the relation between layers; Layered products characterised by the relative orientation of features between layers, or by the relative values of a measurable parameter between layers, i.e. products comprising layers having different physical, chemical or physicochemical propert; Layered products characterised by the interconnection of layers
  • B29C 65/00 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor
  • B29D 23/18 - Pleated hoses

42.

Apparatus and method for extruding stripes onto an extruded product

      
Application Number 16847509
Grant Number 11241814
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-13
First Publication Date 2022-02-08
Grant Date 2022-02-08
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Bennett, Mark D.

Abstract

An apparatus for extruding a jacket and/or insulative material onto an extruded product with one or more longitudinal stripes incorporated onto the surface of said extruded product comprising a body, a primary feed conduit for conveying a primary extrusion material, a striping die, a secondary feed conduit for conveying a secondary extrusion material, a striping die adapter, a striping feed conduit extending through the striping die adapter for conveying striping extrusion material. The striping die adapter may also include a thermocouple for maintaining the viscosity of the striping extrusion material and a thermocouple for monitoring the temperature of said striping die adapter. The striping die includes one or more striping extrusion outlets for conveying striping extrusion material onto the extruded product. The striping die may also include a wishbone-shaped trough for delivering equal amounts of striping extrusion material to said extrusion outlets for extrusion onto the product.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 48/17 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components having different colours
  • B29C 48/30 - Extrusion nozzles or dies
  • B29C 48/19 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their edges
  • B29C 48/86 - Thermal treatment of the extrusion moulding material or of preformed parts or layers, e.g. by heating or cooling at the nozzle zone
  • B29C 48/345 - Extrusion nozzles comprising two or more adjacently arranged ports, for simultaneously extruding multiple strands, e.g. for pelletising
  • B29C 48/20 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers one of the layers being a strip, e.g. a partially embedded strip
  • B29C 48/06 - Rod-shaped
  • B29C 48/154 - Coating solid articles, i.e. non-hollow articles
  • B29C 48/00 - Extrusion moulding, i.e. expressing the moulding material through a die or nozzle which imparts the desired form; Apparatus therefor
  • B29C 48/28 - Storing of extruded material, e.g. by winding up or stacking
  • B29C 48/21 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their surfaces
  • B29C 48/285 - Feeding the extrusion material to the extruder
  • B29C 48/25 - Component parts, details or accessories; Auxiliary operations

43.

G GREEN CONNECT

      
Serial Number 97218227
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-13
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

44.

Apparatus and method for spooling wire

      
Application Number 16822940
Grant Number 11186461
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-18
First Publication Date 2021-11-30
Grant Date 2021-11-30
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

A reel apparatus and method comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and a bearing assembly coupled to the inner flange assemblies. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is spooled from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

FLEXCORE

      
Serial Number 97147188
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-11-29
Registration Date 2023-09-05
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric cables and wires

46.

System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff

      
Application Number 16819862
Grant Number 11161711
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-16
First Publication Date 2021-11-02
Grant Date 2021-11-02
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Zuraw, Karolina

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.

IPC Classes  ?

47.

Electrical cables with non-metallic jackets and methods of fabricating the same

      
Application Number 15897883
Grant Number 11139090
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-15
First Publication Date 2021-10-05
Grant Date 2021-10-05
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, David K.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Garza, Jose D.
  • Bennett, Mark D.

Abstract

An electrical cable having a plurality of conductors including a grounding conductor and at least one power-carrying conductor. The plurality of conductors disposed approximately in parallel within an outer jacket such that the electrical cable has a substantially elongated horizontal cross-section.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 13/14 - Insulating conductors or cables by extrusion
  • H01B 7/08 - Flat or ribbon cables
  • B29C 48/156 - Coating two or more articles simultaneously

48.

Apparatus and method for spooling wire

      
Application Number 16422614
Grant Number 11117780
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-24
First Publication Date 2021-09-14
Grant Date 2021-09-14
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.

Abstract

A reel apparatus comprising a pipe; an outer flange assembly comprising two outer support walls connected to the pipe and wherein each outer support wall comprises an inner wall and an outer wall; an inner flange assembly comprising two inner support walls, wherein the inner flange assembly is rotated relative to the outer flange assembly and the pipe and wherein each inner support wall comprises an inner wall and an outer wall; and a motor assembly connected to the inner flange assembly and outer flange assembly, wherein the motor assembly is physically connect to the outer flange assembly and wherein the motor assembly is rotationally connected to the inner flange assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/44 - Constructional details
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges

49.

Apparatus and method for a free-spinning wire dispensing reel

      
Application Number 16823112
Grant Number 11111100
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-18
First Publication Date 2021-09-07
Grant Date 2021-09-07
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus and method for dispensing wire or cable from a reel assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly for dispensing wire from any surface. In another embodiment, the apparatus includes an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly and the external bay. The external bay is capable of freely rotation relative to the outer flange assembly and the inner flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. In yet another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay.

IPC Classes  ?

50.

System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable

      
Application Number 16780807
Grant Number 11101053
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-03
First Publication Date 2021-08-24
Grant Date 2021-08-24
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Dahlke, Sheri H.
  • Raedeke, Ronald A.
  • Gillen, Jason Drew
  • Debord, Melvin Glenn

Abstract

A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided. A composition of aqueous emulsion is provided that is environmentally friendly, halogen free and solvent free. The composition is compatible with various types of insulating materials and may be applied after the wire or cable is cooled and also by spraying or submerging the wire or cable in a bath. The composition contains lubricating agents that provide lower coefficient of friction for wire or cable installation and continuous wire or cable surface lubrication thereafter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • C10M 173/00 - Lubricating compositions containing more than 10% water
  • C10M 145/28 - Polyoxyalkylenes of alkylene oxides containing 2 carbon atoms only
  • H01B 1/02 - Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by the conductive materials; Selection of materials as conductors mainly consisting of metals or alloys
  • C10M 161/00 - Lubricating compositions characterised by the additive being a mixture of a macromolecular compound and a non-macromolecular compound, each of these compounds being essential
  • C10M 155/02 - Monomer containing silicon
  • C10M 169/04 - Mixtures of base-materials and additives
  • C10N 30/06 - Oiliness; Film-strength; Anti-wear; Resistance to extreme pressure
  • C10N 40/32 - Wire, rope or cable lubricants
  • C10N 50/00 - Form in which the lubricant is applied to the material being lubricated

51.

Apparatus for transporting and dispensing wire or cable from a barrel pack

      
Application Number 16862432
Grant Number 11095100
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-04-29
First Publication Date 2021-08-17
Grant Date 2021-08-17
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Hrbacek, Justin Abraham
  • Rhoads, John Lamar
  • Maxey, David Wayne

Abstract

An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines
  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable
  • B65H 57/06 - Annular guiding surfaces; Eyes, e.g. pigtails
  • B65H 57/18 - Guides for filamentary materials; Supports therefor mounted to facilitate unwinding of material from packages
  • G02B 6/46 - Processes or apparatus adapted for installing optical fibres or optical cables
  • B65H 57/14 - Pulleys, rollers, or rotary bars
  • B65H 49/00 - Unwinding or paying-out filamentary material; Supporting, storing, or transporting packages from which filamentary material is to be withdrawn or paid-out
  • B62B 1/26 - Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape

52.

Print head cooling jacket

      
Application Number 16679900
Grant Number 11046100
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-11
First Publication Date 2021-06-29
Grant Date 2021-06-29
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Mileger, Jeffrey T.

Abstract

An apparatus for cooling a print head implemented on a wire and cable manufacturing line, the apparatus comprising a sleeve, wherein the sleeve has an internal portion and an external portion and wherein the sleeve forms an internal void marginally larger than the size of the print head and wherein the sleeve further comprises an elongated surface; a front surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the front surface comprises an ink outlet opening; a rear surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a cable opening; a channel connected to the internal portion of the sleeve, wherein the channel comprises an open side facing the internal void and wherein the channel on the internal portion of the sleeve extends from the rear to the front of the sleeve; an air inlet compartment in communication with the channel and enclosed by the rear surface; an air inlet in communication with the air inlet compartment; and an exhaust channel connected to the sleeve and extending from the front surface to the rear surface along the elongated surface and connected to the channel at the front of the sleeve.

IPC Classes  ?

53.

Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable

      
Application Number 16404460
Grant Number 11040733
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-06
First Publication Date 2021-06-22
Grant Date 2021-06-22
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rodgers, Kevin D.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and dispensing of spooled wire or cable, the apparatus including a handle structure wherein the handle structure has a first end and a second end, a first support structure attached to the first end of the handle structure, a second support structure attached to the second end of the handle structure, a first spool center insert attached to the first support structure, a second spool center insert attached to the second support structure, a first leg moveably attached to the first support structure, a second leg moveably attached to the second support structure, and wherein a spool of spooled wire or cable is attached to the first and second spool center inserts during transportation and dispensing of the spooled wire or cable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/20 - Package-supporting devices
  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B62B 1/26 - Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • H02G 11/02 - Arrangements of electric cables or lines between relatively-movable parts using take-up reel or drum

54.

Apparatus and method for packaging wire or cable in a barrel or drum container

      
Application Number 16739691
Grant Number 10954099
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-10
First Publication Date 2021-03-23
Grant Date 2021-03-23
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the accumulation of wire or cable, the apparatus including a collapsible reel assembly, the collapsible reel assembly including a central hollow arbor, a fixed inner support structure axially centered on and rigidly attached to the central hollow arbor, wherein the fixed inner support has a first end and a second end, a fixed flange, axially centered on and attached to the first end of the fixed inner support structure, a removable flange, axially centered on and removably attached to the second end of the fixed inner support structure opposite the fixed flange and an inner drum assembly. The inner drum assembly including a plurality of moving inner support structures movably attached to the fixed inner support structure and a plurality of inwardly-collapsible drum segments. Wherein the inwardly-collapsible drum segments collapse inward after the removable flange is removed from the collapsible reel assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/22 - Constructional details with removable parts
  • B65H 75/36 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables without essentially involving the use of a core or former internal to a stored package of material, e.g. with stored material housed within casing or container, or intermittently engaging a plurality of supports as in sinuous or serpentine fashion
  • B65H 75/16 - Cans or receptacles, e.g. sliver cans
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges

55.

Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force

      
Application Number 16998949
Grant Number 10943713
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-20
First Publication Date 2021-03-09
Grant Date 2021-03-09
Owner ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 13/14 - Insulating conductors or cables by extrusion
  • B29C 48/88 - Thermal treatment of the stream of extruded material, e.g. cooling
  • H01B 7/18 - Protection against damage caused by external factors, e.g. sheaths or armouring by wear, mechanical force or pressure
  • B29C 48/28 - Storing of extruded material, e.g. by winding up or stacking
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • B29C 48/00 - Extrusion moulding, i.e. expressing the moulding material through a die or nozzle which imparts the desired form; Apparatus therefor
  • B29C 48/21 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their surfaces
  • B29C 48/154 - Coating solid articles, i.e. non-hollow articles
  • H01B 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables
  • B29K 27/06 - PVC, i.e. polyvinylchloride
  • B29K 105/20 - Inserts
  • B29K 77/00 - Use of polyamides, e.g. polyesteramides, as moulding material
  • B29L 31/34 - Electrical apparatus, e.g. sparking plugs or parts thereof
  • B29K 509/02 - Ceramics
  • B29K 105/16 - Fillers
  • B29K 105/00 - Condition, form or state of moulded material

56.

MAXPRO

      
Serial Number 90532182
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-17
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

57.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 16790307
Grant Number 10910131
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-13
First Publication Date 2021-02-02
Grant Date 2021-02-02
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks
  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel

58.

Method for applying labels to cable or conduit

      
Application Number 15936281
Grant Number 10906685
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-26
First Publication Date 2021-02-02
Grant Date 2021-02-02
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A method for applying labels to a cable or conduit with a known circumference, the method including supplying at least one label, wherein the at least one label has a known label height, the label height is greater than the known circumference of the cable or conduit, and the label has a bottom, middle, and top portions, providing at least one tamping device, tamping the middle portion of the at least one label to the cable or conduit with the at least one tamping device, wherein the middle portion of the at least one label adheres to the cable or conduit, providing a guide shoe assembly, pressing the top portion of the at least one label against the cable or conduit with the guide shoe assembly, and pressing the bottom portion of the at least one label against the cable or conduit with the guide shoe assembly, wherein the top portion of the at least one label and the bottom portion of the at least one label overlap after pressed onto the cable or conduit. Further, wherein the step of providing a guide shoe assembly includes providing at least one guide shoe connected to a support mount and providing a rounding member.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/08 - Label feeding
  • B65C 9/36 - Wipers; Pressers

59.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 16789365
Grant Number 10875737
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-12
First Publication Date 2020-12-29
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel

60.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 16790153
Grant Number 10875738
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-02-13
First Publication Date 2020-12-29
Grant Date 2020-12-29
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel

61.

Method and apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel

      
Application Number 16680038
Grant Number 10850885
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-11
First Publication Date 2020-12-01
Grant Date 2020-12-01
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus comprising a wire tail sensor, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 41/00 - Arrangements for controlling or monitoring lamination processes; Safety arrangements
  • B65C 1/02 - Affixing labels to one flat surface of articles, e.g. of packages, of flat bands

62.

System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant

      
Application Number 16016640
Grant Number 10847955
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-24
First Publication Date 2020-11-24
Grant Date 2020-11-24
Owner ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Hernandez, Ramon V.

Abstract

A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 3/44 - Insulators or insulating bodies characterised by the insulating materials; Selection of materials for their insulating or dielectric properties mainly consisting of organic substances waxes acrylic resins
  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines

63.

Power driven circuit wire box

      
Application Number 16246982
Grant Number 10829340
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-14
First Publication Date 2020-11-10
Grant Date 2020-11-10
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.

Abstract

An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable. The apparatus including a first and second plate, at least one shaft attached to the first plate and the second plate, a spool gear attached to the shaft, a power gear shaft attached to the first or second plate, and a power gear attached to the power gear shaft and in mesh with the spool gear, wherein when the power gear is rotated, the spool gear is rotated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/30 - Arrangements to facilitate driving or braking
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable

64.

LIGHTER, STRAIGHTER, FASTER...IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE

      
Serial Number 90249572
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-10-12
Registration Date 2021-04-13
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Dispenser for electrical wire and cable, sold full

65.

Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force

      
Application Number 16544829
Grant Number 10777338
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-19
First Publication Date 2020-09-15
Grant Date 2020-09-15
Owner ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 13/14 - Insulating conductors or cables by extrusion
  • B29C 48/28 - Storing of extruded material, e.g. by winding up or stacking
  • H01B 7/18 - Protection against damage caused by external factors, e.g. sheaths or armouring by wear, mechanical force or pressure
  • B29C 48/00 - Extrusion moulding, i.e. expressing the moulding material through a die or nozzle which imparts the desired form; Apparatus therefor
  • B29C 48/21 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their surfaces
  • B29C 48/154 - Coating solid articles, i.e. non-hollow articles
  • H01B 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables
  • B29C 48/88 - Thermal treatment of the stream of extruded material, e.g. cooling
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • B29K 509/02 - Ceramics
  • B29K 105/20 - Inserts
  • B29K 27/06 - PVC, i.e. polyvinylchloride
  • B29K 105/00 - Condition, form or state of moulded material
  • B29K 77/00 - Use of polyamides, e.g. polyesteramides, as moulding material
  • B29K 105/16 - Fillers
  • B29L 31/34 - Electrical apparatus, e.g. sparking plugs or parts thereof

66.

Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable

      
Application Number 16125623
Grant Number 10759558
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-07
First Publication Date 2020-09-01
Grant Date 2020-09-01
Owner ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Robert Eugene

Abstract

An apparatus for attaching a label to a moving cable, the apparatus comprising: a roller for pressing a label against the moving cable, wherein the label has a first attaching edge and a second attaching edge and wherein the roller comprises: a first roller for pressing the label against the moving cable, wherein the label is pressed against the moving cable with the first attaching edge and the second attaching edge of the label on opposites sides of the moving cable; a first roll down roller for folding the second edge of the label against the moving cable; and a second roll down roller for folding the first edge of the label against the moving cable.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 7/00 - Layered products characterised by the relation between layers; Layered products characterised by the relative orientation of features between layers, or by the relative values of a measurable parameter between layers, i.e. products comprising layers having different physical, chemical or physicochemical propert; Layered products characterised by the interconnection of layers
  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • B65C 9/30 - Rollers
  • B65C 9/12 - Removing separate labels from stacks
  • H01B 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables
  • G09F 3/00 - Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means; Seals; Postage or like stamps

67.

TC-ER SE-R HYBRID

      
Serial Number 90123786
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-08-19
Registration Date 2021-11-02
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

68.

MC-LED ULTRA

      
Serial Number 90123804
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-19
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

69.

VERTICAL RUN MC

      
Serial Number 90123797
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-08-19
Registration Date 2021-12-07
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

70.

Apparatus for controlling the printing on cable

      
Application Number 16363990
Grant Number 10733486
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-25
First Publication Date 2020-08-04
Grant Date 2020-08-04
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.
  • Gomez, Ferrin E.
  • Ornelas, Iii, Tony

Abstract

An apparatus for controlling the printing on wire or cable. The apparatus including a processor, a bus connected to the processor, a user input connected to the bus, a display screen connected to the user input and the bus, a first storage system connected to the bus, data stored in the first storage system and displayable on the display screen, wherein the data includes manufacturing and print information, a printer connected to the bus, wherein the printer prints the data on the wire or cable, a communication device connected to the bus, and an identification device connected to the bus, wherein identification device receives information from a user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G01G 17/02 - Apparatus for, or methods of, weighing material of special form or property for weighing material of filamentary or sheet form
  • G01B 11/06 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical techniques for measuring length, width, or thickness for measuring thickness
  • H01B 13/34 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables for marking conductors or cables
  • G06K 15/10 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by matrix printers
  • H04N 1/44 - Secrecy systems
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

71.

System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant

      
Application Number 16016638
Grant Number 10680418
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-24
First Publication Date 2020-06-09
Grant Date 2020-06-09
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T
  • Hernandez, Ramon V.

Abstract

A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B05D 1/12 - Applying particulate materials
  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines

72.

Hybrid cable assembly with internal nylon jacket

      
Application Number 16407001
Grant Number 10672534
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-08
First Publication Date 2020-06-02
Grant Date 2020-06-02
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Abernathy, Paul W.

Abstract

A wire cable comprising a ground conductor and an insulated conductor wherein the insulated conductor comprises a metal conductor, an insulated material surrounding the metal conductor, and a nylon jacket surrounding the insulated material. A binder surrounds the ground conductor and the insulated conductor and a jacket surrounds the binder.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel
  • H01B 11/22 - Cables including at least one electrical conductor together with optical fibres
  • H01B 7/18 - Protection against damage caused by external factors, e.g. sheaths or armouring by wear, mechanical force or pressure
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • H01B 13/14 - Insulating conductors or cables by extrusion
  • H01B 7/32 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with arrangements for indicating defects, e.g. breaks or leaks

73.

Apparatus for transporting and dispensing wire or cable from a barrel pack

      
Application Number 16367243
Grant Number 10666026
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-28
First Publication Date 2020-05-26
Grant Date 2020-05-26
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Hrbacek, Justin Abraham
  • Rhoads, John Lamar
  • Maxey, David Wayne

Abstract

An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines
  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B62B 1/26 - Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • B65H 57/18 - Guides for filamentary materials; Supports therefor mounted to facilitate unwinding of material from packages
  • B65H 49/00 - Unwinding or paying-out filamentary material; Supporting, storing, or transporting packages from which filamentary material is to be withdrawn or paid-out
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable
  • B65H 57/06 - Annular guiding surfaces; Eyes, e.g. pigtails
  • B65H 57/14 - Pulleys, rollers, or rotary bars
  • G02B 6/46 - Processes or apparatus adapted for installing optical fibres or optical cables

74.

System and apparatus for applying labels to cable or conduit

      
Application Number 16030528
Grant Number 10654607
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-09
First Publication Date 2020-05-19
Grant Date 2020-05-19
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A system for applying labels to cable or conduit including at least one label and a label applicator. The label applicator including at least one guide roller, at least one tamping device comprising at least one tamping pad for applying at least one label onto the moving cable or conduit, and a guide shoe assembly. The guide shoe assembly comprises a guide shoe, the guide shoe comprises a rounding member, a plurality of springs for providing flexibility to the rounding member when the moving cable or conduit passes the at least one guide shoe, a support mount for supporting the at least one guide shoe, a plurality of pivots disposed between the rounding member and the rounding member support for adjusting the set of springs, and a fitted member for providing an anchor for the at least one guide shoe to connect with the support mount.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65C 3/02 - Affixing labels to elongated objects, e.g. wires, cables, bars, tubes
  • H01L 21/67 - Apparatus specially adapted for handling semiconductor or electric solid state devices during manufacture or treatment thereof; Apparatus specially adapted for handling wafers during manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or electric solid state devices or components
  • B65C 9/08 - Label feeding
  • B65C 9/26 - Devices for applying labels
  • B65C 9/42 - Label feed control
  • B65C 9/36 - Wipers; Pressers

75.

System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff

      
Application Number 16367246
Grant Number 10625974
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-28
First Publication Date 2020-04-21
Grant Date 2020-04-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Zuraw, Karolina

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.

IPC Classes  ?

76.

Apparatus and method for spooling wire

      
Application Number 16016645
Grant Number 10625975
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-24
First Publication Date 2020-04-21
Grant Date 2020-04-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

A reel apparatus and method comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and a bearing assembly coupled to the inner flange assemblies. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is spooled from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

77.

Apparatus and method for extruding stripes onto an extruded product

      
Application Number 15842505
Grant Number 10618211
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-14
First Publication Date 2020-04-14
Grant Date 2020-04-14
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Bennett, Mark D.

Abstract

An apparatus for extruding a jacket and/or insulative material onto an extruded product with one or more longitudinal stripes incorporated onto the surface of said extruded product comprising a body, a primary feed conduit for conveying a primary extrusion material, a striping die, a secondary feed conduit for conveying a secondary extrusion material, a striping die adapter, a striping feed conduit extending through the striping die adapter for conveying striping extrusion material. The striping die adapter may also include a thermocouple for maintaining the viscosity of the striping extrusion material and a thermocouple for monitoring the temperature of said striping die adapter. The striping die includes one or more striping extrusion outlets for conveying striping extrusion material onto the extruded product. The striping die may also include a wishbone-shaped trough for delivering equal amounts of striping extrusion material to said extrusion outlets for extrusion onto the product.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 47/02 - incorporating preformed parts or layers, e.g. extrusion moulding around inserts or for coating articles
  • B29C 48/17 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components having different colours
  • B29C 48/30 - Extrusion nozzles or dies
  • B29C 48/345 - Extrusion nozzles comprising two or more adjacently arranged ports, for simultaneously extruding multiple strands, e.g. for pelletising
  • B29C 48/86 - Thermal treatment of the extrusion moulding material or of preformed parts or layers, e.g. by heating or cooling at the nozzle zone

78.

Apparatus and method for a free-spinning wire dispensing reel

      
Application Number 15990687
Grant Number 10618768
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-28
First Publication Date 2020-04-14
Grant Date 2020-04-14
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

An apparatus and method for dispensing wire or cable from a reel assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly for dispensing wire from any surface. In another embodiment, the apparatus includes an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly and the external bay. The external bay is capable of freely rotation relative to the outer flange assembly and the inner flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. In yet another embodiment, wire is dispensed from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and an external bay.

IPC Classes  ?

79.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 16443764
Grant Number 10607752
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-17
First Publication Date 2020-03-31
Grant Date 2020-03-31
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks
  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel

80.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 16159658
Grant Number 10597251
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-13
First Publication Date 2020-03-24
Grant Date 2020-03-24
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together

81.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 16159659
Grant Number 10597252
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-13
First Publication Date 2020-03-24
Grant Date 2020-03-24
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together

82.

System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable

      
Application Number 16364122
Grant Number 10580551
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-25
First Publication Date 2020-03-03
Grant Date 2020-03-03
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Dahlke, Sheri H.
  • Raedeke, Ronald A.
  • Gillen, Jason Drew
  • Debord, Melvin Glenn

Abstract

A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided. A composition of aqueous emulsion is provided that is environmentally friendly, halogen free and solvent free. The composition is compatible with various types of insulating materials and may be applied after the wire or cable is cooled and also by spraying or submerging the wire or cable in a bath. The composition contains lubricating agents that provide lower coefficient of friction for wire or cable installation and continuous wire or cable surface lubrication thereafter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C10M 169/04 - Mixtures of base-materials and additives
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • C10M 161/00 - Lubricating compositions characterised by the additive being a mixture of a macromolecular compound and a non-macromolecular compound, each of these compounds being essential
  • C10M 155/02 - Monomer containing silicon
  • H01B 1/02 - Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by the conductive materials; Selection of materials as conductors mainly consisting of metals or alloys
  • C10M 173/00 - Lubricating compositions containing more than 10% water
  • C10M 145/28 - Polyoxyalkylenes of alkylene oxides containing 2 carbon atoms only

83.

Apparatus and method for packaging wire or cable in a barrel or drum container

      
Application Number 16363906
Grant Number 10549945
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-25
First Publication Date 2020-02-04
Grant Date 2020-02-04
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the accumulation of wire or cable, the apparatus including a collapsible reel assembly, the collapsible reel assembly including a central hollow arbor, a fixed inner support structure axially centered on and rigidly attached to the central hollow arbor, wherein the fixed inner support has a first end and a second end, a fixed flange, axially centered on and attached to the first end of the fixed inner support structure, a removable flange, axially centered on and removably attached to the second end of the fixed inner support structure opposite the fixed flange and an inner drum assembly. The inner drum assembly including a plurality of moving inner support structures movably attached to the fixed inner support structure and a plurality of inwardly-collapsible drum segments. Wherein the inwardly-collapsible drum segments collapse inward after the removable flange is removed from the collapsible reel assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/22 - Constructional details with removable parts
  • B65H 75/16 - Cans or receptacles, e.g. sliver cans
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges
  • B65H 75/36 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables without essentially involving the use of a core or former internal to a stored package of material, e.g. with stored material housed within casing or container, or intermittently engaging a plurality of supports as in sinuous or serpentine fashion

84.

RD REEL DEAL

      
Serial Number 88766323
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-01-20
Registration Date 2020-07-28
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Reels for electric cables; Reels for electric wire

85.

Method and apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel

      
Application Number 15441954
Grant Number 10494130
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-24
First Publication Date 2019-12-03
Grant Date 2019-12-03
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus including a gripping mechanism, wherein the gripping mechanism engages and rotates the spool or reel, a wire tail sensor coupled to the gripping mechanism, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel, and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 41/00 - Arrangements for controlling or monitoring lamination processes; Safety arrangements
  • B65C 1/02 - Affixing labels to one flat surface of articles, e.g. of packages, of flat bands

86.

Print head cooling jacket

      
Application Number 16016634
Grant Number 10479120
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-24
First Publication Date 2019-11-19
Grant Date 2019-11-19
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Mileger, Jeffrey T.

Abstract

An apparatus for cooling a print head implemented on a wire and cable manufacturing line, the apparatus comprising a sleeve, wherein the sleeve has an internal portion and an external portion and wherein the sleeve forms an internal void marginally larger than the size of the print head and wherein the sleeve further comprises an elongated surface; a front surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the front surface comprises an ink outlet opening; a rear surface connected to the elongated surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a cable opening; a channel connected to the internal portion of the sleeve, wherein the channel comprises an open side facing the internal void and wherein the channel on the internal portion of the sleeve extends from the rear to the front of the sleeve; an air inlet compartment in communication with the channel and enclosed by the rear surface; an air inlet in communication with the air inlet compartment; and an exhaust channel connected to the sleeve and extending from the front surface to the rear surface along the elongated surface and connected to the channel at the front of the sleeve.

IPC Classes  ?

87.

Wire pulling head apparatus with crimp zone indicators and method of using same

      
Application Number 16515975
Grant Number 11228162
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-18
First Publication Date 2019-11-07
Grant Date 2022-01-18
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Mark D.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An enhanced apparatus and method for securing a wire to a pulling cable for pulling wire. Specifically, the pulling cable and wire are attached via a pulling head body. The wire is inserted into an end of the pulling head body and secured by crimping the pulling head body against the wire. Further, crimp zone indicators positioned on the outer surface of the pulling head body indicate the optimal zone of crimping to achieve substantial contact between the pulling head body and the wire. A pulling cable is secured to the pulling head body via a ball swage that comprises a tapped surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 1/08 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines for laying cables, e.g. laying apparatus on vehicle through tubing or conduit, e.g. rod or draw wire for pushing or pulling
  • H02G 3/00 - Installations of electric cables or lines or protective tubing therefor in or on buildings, equivalent structures or vehicles

88.

Apparatus and method for spooling wire

      
Application Number 15594299
Grant Number 10421636
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-12
First Publication Date 2019-09-24
Grant Date 2019-09-24
Owner ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.

Abstract

A reel apparatus and method comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and a bearing assembly coupled to the inner flange assemblies. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly. In another embodiment, wire is spooled from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable

89.

Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force

      
Application Number 16125591
Grant Number 10418156
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-07
First Publication Date 2019-09-17
Grant Date 2019-09-17
Owner ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Griffin, Stephen S.

Abstract

A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 1/11 - Printed elements for providing electric connections to or between printed circuits
  • H01B 13/14 - Insulating conductors or cables by extrusion
  • H01B 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables
  • H01B 7/18 - Protection against damage caused by external factors, e.g. sheaths or armouring by wear, mechanical force or pressure
  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • B29C 48/21 - Articles comprising two or more components, e.g. co-extruded layers the components being layers the layers being joined at their surfaces
  • B29C 48/00 - Extrusion moulding, i.e. expressing the moulding material through a die or nozzle which imparts the desired form; Apparatus therefor
  • B29C 48/28 - Storing of extruded material, e.g. by winding up or stacking
  • B29C 48/154 - Coating solid articles, i.e. non-hollow articles
  • B29C 48/88 - Thermal treatment of the stream of extruded material, e.g. cooling
  • B29L 31/34 - Electrical apparatus, e.g. sparking plugs or parts thereof
  • B29K 509/02 - Ceramics
  • B29K 105/00 - Condition, form or state of moulded material
  • B29K 105/16 - Fillers
  • B29K 105/20 - Inserts
  • B29K 77/00 - Use of polyamides, e.g. polyesteramides, as moulding material
  • B29K 27/06 - PVC, i.e. polyvinylchloride

90.

FLEXCORE

      
Serial Number 88611322
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-09-10
Registration Date 2020-06-23
Owner Encore Wire Corporation ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Electric wire and cable

91.

Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly

      
Application Number 15374443
Grant Number 10361015
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-09
First Publication Date 2019-07-23
Grant Date 2019-07-23
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Abernathy, Paul
  • Maxey, David W.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.

Abstract

An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/22 - Metal wires or tapes, e.g. made of steel
  • H01B 11/02 - Cables with twisted pairs or quads
  • H01B 7/36 - Insulated conductors or cables characterised by their form with distinguishing or length marks

92.

Apparatus for controlling the printing on cable

      
Application Number 15394533
Grant Number 10296818
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-29
First Publication Date 2019-05-21
Grant Date 2019-05-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.
  • Gomez, Ferrin E.
  • Ornelas, Iii, Tony

Abstract

An apparatus for controlling the printing on wire or cable. The apparatus including a processor, a bus connected to the processor, a user input connected to the bus, a display screen connected to the user input and the bus, a first storage system connected to the bus, data stored in the first storage system and displayable on the display screen, wherein the data includes manufacturing and print information, a printer connected to the bus, wherein the printer prints the data on the wire or cable, a communication device connected to the bus, and an identification device connected to the bus, wherein identification device receives information from a user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 1/44 - Secrecy systems
  • G06K 15/10 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by matrix printers
  • H01B 13/34 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing conductors or cables for marking conductors or cables
  • G01B 11/06 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical techniques for measuring length, width, or thickness for measuring thickness
  • G01G 17/02 - Apparatus for, or methods of, weighing material of special form or property for weighing material of filamentary or sheet form

93.

Apparatus and method for packaging wire or cable in a barrel or drum container

      
Application Number 15388763
Grant Number 10294066
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-22
First Publication Date 2019-05-21
Grant Date 2019-05-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.

Abstract

An apparatus for the accumulation of wire or cable, the apparatus including a collapsible reel assembly, the collapsible reel assembly including a central hollow arbor, a fixed inner support structure axially centered on and rigidly attached to the central hollow arbor, wherein the fixed inner support has a first end and a second end, a fixed flange, axially centered on and attached to the first end of the fixed inner support structure, a removable flange, axially centered on and removably attached to the second end of the fixed inner support structure opposite the fixed flange and an inner drum assembly. The inner drum assembly including a plurality of moving inner support structures movably attached to the fixed inner support structure and a plurality of inwardly-collapsible drum segments. Wherein the inwardly-collapsible drum segments collapse inward after the removable flange is removed from the collapsible reel assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/14 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section with two end flanges
  • B65H 75/16 - Cans or receptacles, e.g. sliver cans
  • B65H 75/22 - Constructional details with removable parts
  • B65H 75/36 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables without essentially involving the use of a core or former internal to a stored package of material, e.g. with stored material housed within casing or container, or intermittently engaging a plurality of supports as in sinuous or serpentine fashion

94.

Apparatus for transporting and dispensing wire or cable from a barrel pack

      
Application Number 16159646
Grant Number 10297988
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-13
First Publication Date 2019-05-21
Grant Date 2019-05-21
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Hrbacek, Justin Abraham
  • Rhoads, John Lamar
  • Maxey, David Wayne

Abstract

An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable. The apparatus comprising a frame, a handle attached to the frame, a plurality of wheels rotatably attached to the frame, securing structures attached to the frame, the securing structures securing the barrel pack to the frame and a footage counting assembly attached to the handle. The footage counting assembly counts the amount of footage of wire or cable passing through the footage counting assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 1/00 - Methods or apparatus specially adapted for installing, maintaining, repairing, or dismantling electric cables or lines
  • B62B 1/26 - Hand carts having only one axis carrying one or more transport wheels; Equipment therefor characterised by supports specially adapted to objects of definite shape
  • B65H 49/32 - Stands or frameworks
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable
  • B65H 57/18 - Guides for filamentary materials; Supports therefor mounted to facilitate unwinding of material from packages
  • B65H 57/14 - Pulleys, rollers, or rotary bars
  • B65H 57/06 - Annular guiding surfaces; Eyes, e.g. pigtails
  • G02B 6/46 - Processes or apparatus adapted for installing optical fibres or optical cables
  • B65H 49/00 - Unwinding or paying-out filamentary material; Supporting, storing, or transporting packages from which filamentary material is to be withdrawn or paid-out

95.

System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff

      
Application Number 16159649
Grant Number 10280031
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-13
First Publication Date 2019-05-07
Grant Date 2019-05-07
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Zuraw, Karolina

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.

IPC Classes  ?

96.

Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable

      
Application Number 15204646
Grant Number 10272616
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-07
First Publication Date 2019-04-30
Grant Date 2019-04-30
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Robert Eugene

Abstract

A method for applying a label to an electrical cable having an outermost sheath with convolutions defining alternating peaks and valleys, the method including attaching the label to the sheath. The label includes a label substrate, the label substrate includes an attaching side, the attaching side being attached through an adhesive; and the label attaches to the peaks and spans across the valleys and circumferentially wraps around the sheath.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B32B 37/00 - Methods or apparatus for laminating, e.g. by curing or by ultrasonic bonding
  • B29C 65/00 - Joining of preformed parts; Apparatus therefor
  • B29D 23/18 - Pleated hoses

97.

System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable

      
Application Number 16057613
Grant Number 10276279
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-08-07
First Publication Date 2019-04-30
Grant Date 2019-04-30
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Dahlke, Sheri H.
  • Raedeke, Ronald A.
  • Gillen, Jason Drew
  • Debord, Melvin Glenn

Abstract

A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided. A composition of aqueous emulsion is provided that is environmentally friendly, halogen free and solvent free. The composition is compatible with various types of insulating materials and may be applied after the wire or cable is cooled and also by spraying or submerging the wire or cable in a bath. The composition contains lubricating agents that provide lower coefficient of friction for wire or cable installation and continuous wire or cable surface lubrication thereafter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01B 7/02 - Disposition of insulation
  • H01B 1/02 - Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by the conductive materials; Selection of materials as conductors mainly consisting of metals or alloys
  • C10M 173/00 - Lubricating compositions containing more than 10% water
  • C10M 169/04 - Mixtures of base-materials and additives
  • C10M 145/28 - Polyoxyalkylenes of alkylene oxides containing 2 carbon atoms only
  • C10M 161/00 - Lubricating compositions characterised by the additive being a mixture of a macromolecular compound and a non-macromolecular compound, each of these compounds being essential
  • C10M 155/02 - Monomer containing silicon

98.

Power driven circuit wire box

      
Application Number 15394443
Grant Number 10207891
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-29
First Publication Date 2019-02-19
Grant Date 2019-02-19
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Hull, Andrew P.

Abstract

An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable. The apparatus including a first and second plate, at least one shaft attached to the first plate and the second plate, a spool gear attached to the shaft, a power gear shaft attached to the first or second plate, and a power gear attached to the power gear shaft and in mesh with the spool gear, wherein when the power gear is rotated, the spool gear is rotated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 75/30 - Arrangements to facilitate driving or braking
  • B65H 75/40 - Cores, formers, supports, or holders for coiled, wound, or folded material, e.g. reels, spindles, bobbins, cop tubes, cans specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material provided for particular purposes, e.g. anchored hoses, power cables involving the use of a core or former internal to, and supporting, a stored package of material mobile or transportable

99.

Stackable wire-dispensing container

      
Application Number 15394606
Grant Number 10131515
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-29
First Publication Date 2018-11-20
Grant Date 2018-11-20
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Weatherford, Benjamin L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Thompson, Clifton S.

Abstract

An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 49/16 - Stands for frameworks
  • B65H 49/08 - Package-supporting devices for a single operative package enclosing the package
  • B65D 21/02 - Containers specially shaped, or provided with fittings or attachments, to facilitate nesting, stacking, or joining together
  • B65H 75/12 - Kinds or types of circular or polygonal cross-section formed with one end of greater diameter than the barrel
  • B65D 85/04 - Containers, packaging elements or packages, specially adapted for particular articles or materials for annular articles for coils of wire, rope or hose

100.

System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff

      
Application Number 14731021
Grant Number 10124982
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-06-04
First Publication Date 2018-11-13
Grant Date 2018-11-13
Owner Encore Wire Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhoads, John L.
  • Bigbee, Jr., William T.
  • Skidmore, Troy D.
  • Zuraw, Karolina

Abstract

An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.

IPC Classes  ?

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