US Pat. No. 10,559,945

INSULATIVE BOOTS AND POWER DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLIES

SIEMENS INDUSTY, INC., A...

1. A power distribution system comprising:a first conductor having a first conductor end and a first shape in cross-section;
a second conductor having a second conductor end and a second shape in cross-section;
a splice coupling the first conductor end to the second conductor end; and
an insulative boot comprising:
a first portion moveable relative to a second portion, the insulative boot being in a closed state when the first portion abuts the second portion, and the insulative boot being in an open state when the first portion is spaced from the second portion;
a first opening at a first end, the first opening having the first shape when the insulative boot is in the closed state, the first opening encompassing the first conductor end when the insulative boot is in the closed state,
wherein the first shape includes a first concave region, and
wherein the first end of the insulative boot includes a first flange at least partially filling the first concave region such that the first flange fits within the first concave region when the insulative boot is in the closed state so that the first concave region is made inaccessible to physical contact when the insulative boot is applied to the first conductor;
a second opening at a second end, the second opening having the second shape when the insulative boot is in the closed state, the second opening encompassing the second conductor end when the insulative boot is in the closed state; and
a cavity between the first end and the second end, wherein the cavity is configured to encompass the splice when the insulative boot is in the closed state.