US Pat. No. 9,118,149

CONNECTOR ELEMENT

Leoni Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A connector element being a flat connector for data lines in networks, the connecting element comprising:
a connector housing extending in a longitudinal direction and having two housing parts, including an upper housing part and
a lower housing part, said connector housing having a rear end wall with a cable opening formed therein for a cable which
is to be connected and a front connector region forming a housing step and having an opening formed therein on a front end
side for a plug-in contact element;

a locking element disposed, at least in part, within said connector housing;
a locking mechanism for forming a lockable plug-in connection to a counterpart, said locking mechanism having a longitudinally
movable pull tab, disposed outside said connector housing and connected in a rotationally fixed manner to said locking element;
and

said locking element having a catch element for a form-fitting unlocking and locking of the connector element in relation
to the counterpart and, when said pull tab is subjected to pulling action, said catch element can be transferred out of a
locking position into an open position, said locking element containing a rocker which can be tilted about a horizontal axis
of rotation and having said catch element at a front end and also having an actuating element projecting beyond an upper side
of said connector housing and accessible to a tool for emergency actuation of said rocker when the connector element has been
plugged in place.

US Pat. No. 9,069,134

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTICAL SPLITTER CASCADE AND OPTICAL ASSEMBLY

Leoni Kabel Holding GmbH,...

10. A splitter cascade, comprising:
a plurality of optical assemblies each having a splitter with a conductor track pattern formed of a plurality of conductor
tracks opening out at a connection side;

a connection mount coupled at the connection side, said connection mount having a number of optical fibers respectively coupled
to said conductor tracks;

each splitter having an input, a plurality of consumer outputs and, apart from a last splitter of the splitter cascade, a
loop-through output connected to the input of a respectively subsequent splitter;

said conductor track pattern being formed such that a total intensity of an optical signal applied at said input during operation
is distributed in a defined manner corresponding to a splitting ratio among said consumer outputs and said loop-through output,
wherein the splitting ratio is selected to satisfy one or both of the following conditions:

a total intensity provided at the consumer outputs of each splitter is identical; and/or
an intensity provided at each of the consumer outputs of the splitter cascade is identical; and
wherein each splitter is asymmetrical such that the optical signal is split asymmetrically between a loop-through conductor
track and a consumer conductor track.

US Pat. No. 10,018,784

FIBER-OPTIC DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING THE DEVICE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A fiber-optic device, comprising:an optical fiber extending in a longitudinal direction to a distal end, said optical fiber having a core;
a diffuser segment located at said distal end of said optical fiber, said diffuser segment formed with a plurality of scattering elements projecting into said core and being configured for radially decoupling light from the optical fiber; and
a glass capillary surrounding said optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,412,501

ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ARTICLE WITH A SILICONE-TYPE BASE MATERIAL AND SOLID MATERIAL PARTICLES INTRODUCED INTO A SURFACE OF THE ARTICLE

Leoni Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A method of producing an article with an exterior surface of a silicone-type material, the method comprising:
in a first step, fashioning an at least partially non-cross-linked base material into an intermediate product;
subsequently, in a second step, introducing solid mica particles into the surface by guiding the at least partially non-cross-linked
intermediate product through a reservoir containing the solid mica particles therein, and exposing the reservoir to vibration
or generating in the reservoir a vortex or an airstream to thereby mechanically press the solid mica particles into the surface
and to cause the particles to be distributed over the surface, with a dot-shaped contact zone formed in each case, and wherein
at least some of the solid mica particles project out of the surface as scales; and

subsequently, in a third step, cross-linking the at least partially non-cross-linked base material.

US Pat. No. 9,450,326

DATA CABLE CONNECTOR MODULE FOR ASSEMBLY TO CABLE WITH A FIXATION ELEMENT FOR POSITIONING AND FIXING OF CABLE CONDUCTORS OF A MULTI CORE CABLE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A data cable connector module, comprising:
a fixation element 3 for positioning and fixing of cable conductors 1 of a multi-core cable, and which is connected to an end of the multi-core cable, with:

conductor receiving units 16 with a conductor guide 13 and connection openings for bent insulation-displacement connectors 14,

insulation-displacement connector receiving units 18 with contact openings for reception of connected insulation-displacement connectors 14;

a centric metallic shield star 5, which shields each pair of the conductors of the multi-core cable relative to other pairs of the conductors of the multi-core
cable and has an electrically conductive connection to a fixation element housing 4;

the fixation element housing 4; and

a detachable, connectable to the fixation element, changeable contact module 7 with

a contact module metal housing 8,

an isolation socket 32 arranged in the contact module metal housing 9 for reception of bent slide contacts 10 with contact ends 6 for connection with a circuit board 20;

the circuit board 20 being positioned between the slide contacts 10 and the module plug-in contacts 12, and which connects the contact ends of the slide contacts 10 with the module plug-in contacts 12;

a front connector face for external connectors 9; and

an isolator block 31 receiving at least one end of plug-in contacts 12 at one face and being connectable to the fixation element 3 at an opposite face,

whereby the fixation element 3 and the contact module 7 are constructed in a form that can be brought into contact by establishing an electrically conductive connection of the module
plug-in contacts 12 with the insulation-displacement connectors 14, so that the cable conductors 1 connected to the fixation element 3 are in an electrically conductive connection with the slide contacts of the contact module 7.

US Pat. No. 9,684,132

OPTICAL SLIP RING ARRANGEMENT

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. An optical slip ring configuration for non-contact data transmission, comprising:
a first optical component having a first carrier, a first end face, and a rear coupling face;
a second optical component having a second end face, said first and second optical components being rotatable with respect
to one another about a common axis of rotation, and for this purpose, are disposed opposite one another via said first end
face and said second end face;

said first optical component further having a plurality of optical fibers with fiber ends disposed at said first end face
along at least one arc segment having a radius, said optical fibers being routed in said first carrier extending from said
first end face to said rear coupling face on a rear side, and on said first end face, said optical fibers are disposed running
along a circular arc having a radius;

a first planar optical waveguide chip coupled to said rear coupling face and having inputs; and
at least three of said plurality of said optical fibers in said first carrier transferred from said first end face to said
rear coupling face in at least one common connection plane such that at least three of said plurality of said optical fibers
have fiber ends at said rear coupling face disposed along at least one line, and such that said inputs of said planar optical
waveguide chip are optically coupled to said fiber ends at said rear coupling face.

US Pat. No. 10,059,011

DEVICE FOR GUIDING AT LEAST ONE LINE OF AN ARTICULATED-ARM ROBOT, AND ARTICULATED ARM ROBOT

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A device for guiding a line of an articulated-arm robot, comprising:a restoring mechanism for exerting a restoring force on the line, said restoring mechanism having a guide unit and a slider element displaceably held on said guide unit between a first position and a second position, and having a restoring unit disposed so as to be effective between said guide unit and said slider element and configured to exert a restoring force on said slider element;
said restoring unit having at least one deflection element being a mounted deflection roller and a flexural strand-shaped connection element guided around said deflection element and connected to said slider element.

US Pat. No. 9,852,827

DATA CABLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE WITH THE DATA CABLE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A data cable, comprising:
a transmission core having a single stranded conductor pair or four conductors that are stranded to form quad stranding, each
conductor having a line and a conductor insulation sheathing said line;

a jacket with a high proportion of air surrounding said transmission core, said jacket being selectively formed by a foamed
sheath or at least one spacer element which defines an annular sheath space with free air spaces around said transmission
core;

an intermediate sheath disposed between said transmission core and said jacket with a high proportion of air;
said jacket being a foamed outer sheath and said jacket being insulated from said intermediate sheath; and
said jacket and said intermediate sheath being composed of mutually different materials that are not connected to one another
or are connected to one another only to a small extent, and/or having a separating agent introduced between said jacket and
said intermediate sheath.

US Pat. No. 9,799,424

HYBRID CABLE, METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE AND USE OF SUCH A HYBRID CABLE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A method for connecting sensors, which comprises the steps of:
providing an electric lead, the electric lead containing at least three conductors each having a line being surrounded by
a conductor sheath, two of the conductors are signal conductors, a common partial lead sheath surrounding the signal conductors,
the common partial lead sheath and the signal conductors forming a first partial lead, another of the conductors is a power
conductor forming a second partial lead, the electric lead further having a separating sleeve surrounding the conductors and
a common sheath surrounding the separating sleeve;

connecting the first partial lead as a signal lead to a wheel rotational speed sensor in a motor vehicle; and
connecting the second partial lead, as a power lead, to an electric brake actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,671,561

METHOD FOR APPLYING A COATING ONTO AN END FACE OF AN OPTICAL COMPONENT FOR GUIDING LIGHT AND OPTICAL COMPONENT

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A method for applying a coating on a first end face of an optical component, the optical component having the first end
face, a second end face, and two regions for guiding light, the two regions being a cladding and a core embedded in the cladding,
the cladding forming a cladding front face on the first end face and the core forming a core front face on the first end face,
the method comprising:
covering the core front face with a mask;
applying the coating onto the first end face;
removing the coating and the mask from the core front face; and
covering the core front face by applying a lacquer layer of a photo resist onto the first end face, exposing the photo resist
to light from a rear side only in one of the cladding front face or the core front face, with light being input at the second
end face of the component only in one of the two regions, and subsequently selectively removing the lacquer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,090,081

CABLE AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A cable, comprising:a structural element for stiffening the cable extending in a longitudinal direction of the cable, said structural element being rigid and consisting of a glass fiber-reinforced or carbon fiber-reinforced resin or plastic, said resin or plastic connecting fibers of said resin or plastic to one another for forming said structural element;
a plurality of lines embedded in said structural element; and
a common shield made of a conductive material surrounding said lines and said structural element.

US Pat. No. 10,059,534

FEED HOSE FOR FEEDING CONNECTING ELEMENTS TO A PROCESSING UNIT

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A feed hose for feeding connecting elements, the feed hose comprising:an inner hose permanently embedded in, and extending continuously through, a hose casing made from an elastic plastic from one end of said hose casing to an opposite end thereof when the feed hose is in use for feeding connecting elements, said inner hose having an interior cross section corresponding to a cross-sectional contour of the connecting elements, for a gliding guidance of the connecting elements, and
wherein said inner hose and said hose casing are unconstrained relative to one another and disposed to move freely relative to one another; and
wherein said hose casing is an extruded part extruded onto said inner hose substantially over an entire length thereof from the one end to the opposite end of said hose casing.

US Pat. No. 9,753,221

OPTICAL COUPLER FOR A MULTICORE FIBER

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. An optical coupler for optically coupling a multicore fiber having a plurality of optical cores to a plurality of individual
fibers, the optical coupler comprising:
a support in which the multicore fiber is embedded in a defined alignment and a first group of the optical cores is oriented
along a first line and a second group of the optical cores is oriented along a second line, said support having an end face;

support elements including a planar first support element to which a first group of the individual fibers can be connected
and a second planar support element to which a second group of the individual fibers can be connected, each of said support
elements having surfaces; and

waveguides inserted into said surfaces of said support elements, a respective one of said support elements is directly attached,
by a connection side, to said end face of said support, such that the optical cores of the first group of the multicore fiber
are in alignment with said waveguides of said planar first support element, and the optical cores of the second group are
in alignment with said waveguides of said planar second support element, and the first and second lines of the first and second
groups of the optical cores and, corresponding thereto, said surfaces of said support elements, are disposed at an angle in
relation to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,885,429

CABLE GUIDANCE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CABLE GUIDANCE DEVICE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A cable routing device for at least one cable of a moved machine part, said device comprising:
a flexurally flexible carrier structure that is reversibly bendable in at least one defined bending direction, said carrier
structure extending in a longitudinal direction and being formed from plastics material; and

an insert part embedded in said flexurally flexible carrier structure, said insert part having a defined cross sectional geometry
which deviates from a circular form, said carrier structure having a U-shaped cross sectional contour with a base and two
lateral U-shaped legs integrally formed in one piece on said base, and said insert part being arranged in said base for defining
a one piece carrier structure, and said insert part being reversibly bendable and running over an entire length of said carrier
structure within said base.

US Pat. No. 9,887,022

STRANDED CONDUCTORS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING STRANDED CONDUCTORS

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A stranded conductor, comprising:
insulation; and
a plurality of individual wires including a central inner wire and outer wires being embodied in an identical manner and disposed
around said central inner wire, said individual wires forming a composite being encased by said insulation, said outer wires
having a non-round cross section and a width which increases from said central inner wire radially outwards when viewed in
cross section and said composite of said individual wires is not compacted, wherein in each case two adjacent ones of said
outer wires making physical contact with one another only in a punctiform manner and not continuously along adjacent opposite
facing side edges.

US Pat. No. 9,871,559

MOTOR VEHICLE ON-BOARD POWER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA SIGNALS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ON-BOARD POWER SYSTEM

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A motor vehicle on-board power system, comprising:
electrical supply lines;
a number of consumers each connected to one of said electrical supply lines;
communication units, each of said communication units integrated into a respective one of said consumers for data transmission
and is assigned in each case to at least a plurality of said consumers, each individual communication unit configured as a
repeater forwarding received data to a next communication unit, unless the received data is intended for the current consumer;
and

a plurality of subnet works separated from one another and not interconnected, such that no line-connected data transmission
is possible between the subnet works, said communication units are configured such that, using said electrical supply lines,
they set up a meshed data network extending over separate ones of said subnet works, said communication units forming network
nodes of the meshed data network, and process data which are made available by said consumers and transmit the data as a data
signal via said supply lines so that communications between said communication units in said separate subnet works is enabled;

wherein the data signal is a high-frequency data signal and said electrical supply lines are unshielded so that the data signal
injects from one of said electrical supply lines into a further one of said electrical supply lines during operation without
a galvanic connection, with data communication beyond the boundaries of a subnet work occurring via a crosstalk effect.

US Pat. No. 9,875,845

COUPLING DEVICE AND COUPLING ASSEMBLY FOR THE CONTACT-FREE TRANSMISSION OF DATA SIGNALS AND METHOD FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA SIGNALS

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A coupling device for a contact-free transmission of data signals between two signal cables each having at least one signal
conductor, at least one of the two signal conductors being a signal core being free from galvanically connected coupling elements,
the coupling device comprising:
a coupling structure, via said coupling structure coupling portions of the two signal conductors are positioned parallel to
one another, the two signal conductors including a first signal conductor and a second signal conductor; and

said coupling structure having a coupling aid in which a coupling portion of one of the signal conductors is accommodated,
said coupling structure allowing a transfer of the data signals from the first signal conductor to the second signal conductor
in a contact free manner where the first signal conductor and the second signal conductor do not touch each other.

US Pat. No. 10,178,762

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DIFFERENTIAL DATA SIGNALS

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. An apparatus for signal transmission for differential data signals, comprising:a printed circuit board having a conductor pair with two signal conductors for transmitting the differential data signals, and a decoupling line associated with said conductor pair, said decoupling line being insulated from said conductor pair and running symmetrically and without interruption in relation to said two signal conductors, said printed circuit board further having a ground conductor and at least one attenuating element, said decoupling line being connected to said ground conductor via said at least one attenuating element such that a common mode signal component is at least in part outputted to said decoupling line, and attenuated, during operation; and
said two signal conductors being at a distance from one another that is increased in a region of said at least one attenuating element, so that said at least one attenuating element is disposed symmetrically between said two signal conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,014,092

ELECTRICAL LINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ELECTRICAL LINE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. An electrical line extending in a longitudinal direction, the electrical line comprising:a core; and
an insulating sheath extruded onto said core, said insulating sheath having a structure extending in the longitudinal direction and said structure having plurality of structural elements being stamped into said insulating sheath to form a structured surface, said structured surface having a form of an imbricated surface and said structural elements each taking a form of an obliquely positioned imbricated form, wherein a plurality of obliquely positioned imbricated forms taking a form distributed in a peripheral direction.

US Pat. No. 10,014,094

CABLE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A cable comprising:an electrical conductor;
a silicone sheath surrounding the conductor; and
a separation layer arranged between the conductor and the silicone sheath, the separation layer being made of a silicone material that has a lower adhesion to the conductor than a material of the silicone sheath,
wherein at least one filler is added to the silicone material for the lower adhesion of the separation layer as compared with the silicone sheath, wherein either silicon dioxide or silicic acid is used as the filler with a proportion in the silicone material being in a range from 30 percent by weight to a maximum of 60 percent by weight, and wherein an identical heat curing silicone based on diorgano(poly)siloxanes is used for the silicone material and for the silicone sheath so that the silicone sheath and the separation layer differ only by the filler, and
wherein the separation layer directly contacts the conductor and the silicone sheath forms the outermost layer of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,115,498

HYBRID CABLE, METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE AND USE OF SUCH A HYBRID CABLE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. An electric lead, comprising:at least three conductors, each having a line being surrounded by a conductor sheath;
two of said conductors are signal conductors;
a common partial lead sheath surrounding said signal conductors, said common partial lead sheath and said signal conductors forming a first partial lead;
another of said conductors is a power conductor forming a second partial lead;
a separating sleeve directly surrounding said first partial lead and said second partial lead, said separating sleeve being formed from a synthetic non-woven fabric or a plastic film; and
a common sheath surrounding said separating sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,219,326

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CABLE CORE, HAVING A CONDUCTOR SURROUNDED BY AN INSULATION, FOR A CABLE, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN INDUCTION CABLE, AND CABLE CORE AND CABLE

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

7. A cable, comprising:a cable sheath; and
a plurality of cable cores stranded together and surrounded by said cable sheath, each of said cable cores containing:
a conductor;
insulation surrounding said conductor and having a first width and a first length, wherein each of said cable cores including said conductor and said insulation being interrupted in a cable longitudinal direction at a predefined length position at a separation point, resulting in a formation of two opposing core ends; and
a connector extending in the cable longitudinal direction and having an insulating spacer part, said opposing core ends, in the cable longitudinal direction, fastened on both sides of said insulating spacer part to said connector, said insulating spacer part being disposed between said two opposing core ends and separating said two opposing core ends from each other by a predefined distance, said connector integrally connected to said insulation, said connector having a second width being greater than said first width of said insulation and a second length being less than said first length of said insulation.

US Pat. No. 10,209,278

SENSOR UNIT

LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH,...

1. A sensor unit, comprising:a sensor element having a substrate and a plurality of integrated optical components embedded in said substrate, said plurality of integrated optical components being modified portions of said substrate;
said plurality of integrated optical components including at least one integrated measurement waveguide forming an integrated optical sensor for measuring an electric variable and at least one further integrated optical component embedded in said substrate and forming a further integrated optical sensor;
said optical sensors being selected from the group consisting of:
a) an optical current sensor based on the Faraday effect for measuring an electric current in a current-carrying conductor;
b) an optical voltage sensor based on the Pockels effect for measuring an electric voltage;
c) an optical expansion sensor for measuring an expansion; and
d) a wavelength sensor for measuring a change in an optical wavelength.