US Pat. No. 9,854,691

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT MODULE

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An electrical-accessory module for engaging in an electrical box, said module including a casing that is made of insulating
material and that comprises:
a side wall that defines an inside space for receiving at least one electrical connection element suitable for connecting
said electrical-accessory module to an electric wire coming from a local electricity network; and

an outer collar that borders the side wall at the front so as to bear against the front edge of said electrical box;
a front wall that closes said inside space at the front and that includes:
an access window for accessing each electrical connection element, said access window being closed by trim that gives the
electrical-accessory module its electrical function; and

securing means for securing a finishing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,379,495

ELECTRICAL OUTLET PROVIDED WITH IDENTIFICATION MEANS, AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL PLUG AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A socket outlet comprising:
a casing;
intrinsic characteristics so as to be suitable for delivering continuously, and without being damaged, an electrical signal
that presents a determined maximum current; and

identification means for communicating or co-operating with an electric plug so as to generate a pilot signal that is representative
of said maximum current of said electrical signal that can be delivered by the socket outlet without being damaged, said identification
means comprising a magnet, wherein the pilot signal is a magnetic field produced by said magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,419,393

MALE RJ45 CONNECTOR FOR RJ45 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION CORD

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A male RJ45 connector for an RJ45 electrical connection cord provided with a cable (2) having four pairs of conducting wires (11-14) that are configured to be electrically connected to said male connector (5, 6), which connector comprises a printed circuit (8) having a first face (23) and a second face (24) which is an opposite face to said first face (23), as well as a plurality of electrical conveyance tracks (41-46) to which said pairs of conducting wires (11-14) are configured to be connected electrically, a spreader system (9) mounted on said printed circuit (8) and configured to separate, electrically insulate and electrically shield said pairs of conducting wires (11-14) from each other; said male connector (5, 6) being characterized in that:
said printed circuit (8) comprises at least one grounding plate (31) sandwiched between its first and second faces (23, 24) and a central through-slot (38) extending longitudinally in said printed circuit (8) and opening on a side (20) of said printed circuit (8), said central through-slot (38) being configured to pass through both said first and second faces (23, 24) and said at least one electrical grounding plate (31);

said spreader system (9) comprises a separator body (25) and an extension body (26) projecting from said separator body (25), said extension body (26) being provided with a hollow (27) configured to receive said printed circuit (8) and an electrically and/or magnetically shielding central wall (28) dividing said hollow (27) into two parts and being configured to be inserted at least mostly into said central through-slot (38) of said printed circuit (8);
and said electrically and/or magnetically shielding central wall (28) and said at least one grounding plate (31) of said printed circuit (8) are configured to be electrically interconnected and thus form an electrically and/or magnetically shielding barrier between
each pair of conducting wires (11-14).

US Pat. No. 9,742,174

REMOVABLE ELECTRICAL-ACCESSORY MODULE, AN ELECTRICAL BOX FOR RECEIVING SUCH AN ACCESSORY MODULE, AND A REPLACEMENT METHOD FOR REPLACING SUCH AN ACCESSORY MODULE

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An electrical-accessory module for engaging in an electrical box, said electrical-accessory module including a casing that
is made of insulating material, and that comprises a side wall that is closed at the front by a front wall for defining an
inside space for receiving an electrical mechanism;
wherein said electrical-accessory module includes:
snap-fastener means that are adapted to catch onto the electrical box, which snap-fastener means include at least one flexible
tab that carries a snap-fastener teeth and that is releasable by a lever, which snap-fastener teeth is movable between a retracted
position in which it does not hinder the insertion of the casing into said electrical box, and an extended position in which
it is adapted to catch directly onto said electrical box; and

release means comprising said lever for releasing the snap-fastener means, which release means are accessible via the front,
through an access opening provided in said front wall, so as to return said snap-fastener teeth into its retracted position.

US Pat. No. 9,627,870

ELECTRICAL HOUSING FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An electrical box comprising:
a body that presents a side wall that is closed at the rear by a rear wall so as to define an inside volume for receiving
at least one electrical accessory;

at least one metal electrical-connection element that is fastened to said body and that includes an inside terminal for connecting
said electrical accessory, and an outside terminal that is situated outside the body for connecting an electrical conductor,
said rear wall being arranged so as to provide access, via said inside volume, to the inside terminal of said metal electrical-connection
element;

a cap that is movably mounted on said body, at the rear of said body, to move between an open position in which the cap uncovers
said outside terminal, and a closed position in which the cap covers said outside terminal,

wherein, in the closed position, the cap co-operates with the body to define a passage for electrical conductors, which passage
extends, at least in part, at the rear of the electrical box, and

wherein said passage makes it possible to engage a guide for guiding electrical conductors, the cap or the body including
blocking means for blocking said guide.

US Pat. No. 9,293,871

ELECTRICAL PLUG AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An electric plug that is adapted to be plugged into a socket outlet delivering an electrical signal and including identification
means that are adapted to communicate or to co-operate with the electric plug so as to generate a pilot signal, said electric
plug including:
reader means that are adapted to receive the pilot signal issued by said identification means, and to forward said pilot signal
to the electric plug when a first sensor of the reader means detects a first magnetic field; and

verification means that are adapted to block forwarding of the pilot signal when a second magnetic field is detected by a
second sensor of the verification means,

wherein said first sensor is a reed switch with contacts that make contact by a presence of the first magnetic field, and
said second sensor is a reed switch with contacts that break contact by a presence of the second magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,634,438

ELECTRICAL APPARATUS COMPRISING A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HOUSED IN A SUPPORT ELEMENT

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An electrical accessory (100; 100?) including an electrically insulating body (110; 110?) housing at least two electrical connection elements (121, 122, 123; 121?,122?,123?), and a temperature sensor (200), the electrical accessory being characterized in that the temperature sensor (200) is received in a thermally conductive and electrically insulating support element (150; 250; 350) that is distinct from said body (110; 110?), and that is fitted inside the body (110; 110?) in such a manner as to extend between said electrical connection elements (121, 122, 123; 121?, 122?, 123?), being set back from the outside faces (111A; 111?A) of said body (110).

US Pat. No. 9,991,633

ELECTRICAL SOCKET DEVICE INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE LOCKING AND UNLOCKING ELEMENT

LEGRAND SNC, Limoges (FR...

1. An electrical socket device, comprising:a receptacle provided with at least one electrical socket configured to receive a connection portion of an electrical plug, the receptacle defining at least one inner cavity and having on one of the surfaces thereof at least one through hole leading into the inner cavity, and at least one groove extending circumferentially with regard to the electrical socket, and comprising an opening leading into the inner cavity, the groove being intended to receive a peripheral flange of the electrical plug; and
at least one mechanism for locking and unlocking the electrical plug in position, the locking and unlocking mechanism including:
a mount arranged in the inner cavity of the receptacle;
a flexible part mounted on the mount, said flexible part comprising an end portion extending through the opening, the end portion being provided, at the free end thereof, with a member for immobilizing the electrical plug in translation, the immobilizing member extending into the groove and being capable of retracting and of retaining, by means of bracing, the peripheral flange of the electrical plug when the peripheral flange is received in the groove; and
a push member mounted on the mount, and extending through the through hole, the push member including an actuation member arranged in the inner cavity opposite the end portion of the flexible part, the push member being mounted so as to be movable in translation relative to the mount along an axis between:
a first position of rest, in which the actuation member is distant from the immobilizing member of the end portion extending into the groove, retaining the peripheral flange of the electrical plug (4) when the peripheral flange is received in the groove; and
a second position of abutment on the push member, in which the actuation member bears on the end portion of the flexible part which is retracted into the inner cavity of the receptacle so as to distance the member for immobilizing the electrical plug in order to release the electrical plug,
wherein the mount forms a post, the end portion of the flexible part extending forward of the post, toward the electrical socket, and in that the push member is formed from a monobloc tube capable of being engaged on the post.

US Pat. No. 10,084,294

CABLE ROUTING ASSEMBLY

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A cable routing assembly, comprising:an openworked cable raceway having a base and side walls; and
at least one curved elongated panel, the concave surface of which faces towards the cable raceway, the curved elongated panel being fastened to said cable raceway and enveloping the outside of said cable raceway in line with a single side wall and in line with at least a portion of the base starting from said side wall, the curved elongated panel being at a first distance from an edge of the cable raceway, the elongated panel having a cantilever portion at a second distance from the base of the cable raceway,
wherein the cable routing assembly is configured to be installed along a ceiling, and
the cantilever portion envelops the at least one portion of the base at the second distance from the base of the cable raceway.

US Pat. No. 10,135,231

CONNECTOR FOR AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE HOUSED IN A RECESSED BOX

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An assembly, comprising:a connector for flush mounting in a wall, said connector comprising
a base that defines an inlet opening for at least one electrical conductor, and that presents a front edge, and
at least one connection element that is fastened to the base and that includes an inlet terminal for connecting said electrical conductor, and an outlet terminal that is accessible via the front of the base for connecting at least one electrical accessory,
two distinct arms that extend from the base, mainly at the front of the front edge of the base, and having free ends that present catch means for catching on the wall; and
an electrical box for receiving an electrical accessory and including a side wall that externally presents at least two grooves for passing the arms of the connector, and that is closed at the rear by a rear wall, the rear wall presenting at least one access opening for accessing the outlet terminals of the connection elements of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,128,645

SECURED ASSEMBLY ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. An electrical accessory for installing in a wall, the electrical accessory comprising:a support portion that is configured to be fastened to the wall and that comprises at least one electrical box;
an electrical unit comprising at least one base that houses an electrical mechanism and that is provided with at least one snap-fastener tab that is configured to be snap-fastened on said support portion; and
a front portion comprising at least one front wall and at least one tongue that extends at the rear of said front wall and that is configured to fasten said front wall to said electrical unit,
wherein said tongue is configured to be interposed between said snap-fastener tab and a rigid portion that is secured with the base of the electrical unit, the tongue being plate-shaped and having a first face that is configured to come into contact with the snap-fastener tab and a second face that is configured to come into contact with the rigid portion.

US Pat. No. 10,485,133

FASTENING DEVICE

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A fastening device comprising:a housing;
first and second buttons disposed at opposite ends of the housing in a first axial direction, each of the first and second buttons being actuatable in the first axial direction; and
first and second claws slidably disposed within the housing, each of the first and second claws including a hook portion extending outward from an engagement face of the housing;
wherein each of the first and second claws engages one of the first or second buttons within the housing so that relative movement of the first and second buttons toward one another moves the hook portions of the first and second claws away from one another in the first axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,395,801

MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY BY MEANS OF AUTOGENOUS RIVETING

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A method of assembling a multi-strand cable having a plurality of strands aligned along a first direction at a height of a support having a slot formed in a plane perpendicular to a first direction and having two convex edges facing each other, the method comprising:performing a pre-compacting operation of the multi-strand cable;
subsequent to the pre-compacting operation, performing a pre-heating operation of the multi-strand cable;
subsequent to the performing a pre-heating operation, performing a riveting operation with a first tool comprising a die, a blank holder, and a punch, wherein the riveting operation comprises:
embossing a portion of the multi-strand cable in an area corresponding to the slot in order that the embossed portion of the multi-strand cable penetrates in the slot and bypasses the two convex edges;
compacting the embossed portion of the multi-strand cable around the slot;
creeping the multi-strand cable in the area so that the plurality of strands are joined together and with the support;
optimizing a distribution of compacted material of the multi-strand cable on the convex edges via an imprint formed in the die, dimensions of which are adapted to distribute material coming from the multi-strand cable over a surface of the two convex edges; and
wherein the support is disposed in the die at a height of the slot and the punch applies on the multi-strand cable in the area of the slot of the support; and
wherein the blank holder allows guiding the punch to perform the embossing and compacting and creeping a portion of the multi-strand cable on a side of a face of the support facing the multi-strand cable.

US Pat. No. 10,381,769

FEMALE CONNECTOR PLUG INCLUDING A LOCK

LEGRAND SNC, LIMOGES (FR...

1. A female plug, comprising:a body configured to be connected by a front face to a complementary male plug and including a plurality of insulation displacement contacts;
a separate connection module including a plurality of slots, each of the slots being configured to receive an end of a strand of a cable and arranged so as to be plugged into by a rear face of the body in such a way as to push each strand against the corresponding insulation displacement contact;
a lever pivotably mounted on the body in such a way as to be able to move between an open position and a closed position attained after lowering the lever in such a way as to grasp a rear face of the module and to push the module into a completely plugged-in position; and
a lock configured for movement by sliding along a sliding guide between a locked position, wherein the lock holds the lever in the closed position, and an unlocked position.