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GRANT
Utility
Apparatus and method for spooling wire
30 Nov 21
A reel apparatus and method comprising an inner flange assembly, an outer flange assembly, and a bearing assembly coupled to the inner flange assemblies.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., John L. Rhoads
Filed: 18 Mar 20
GRANT
Utility
System and apparatus for wire and cable packaging and payoff
2 Nov 21
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.
John L. Rhoads, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Troy D. Skidmore, Karolina Zuraw
Filed: 16 Mar 20
GRANT
Utility
Electrical cables with non-metallic jackets and methods of fabricating the same
5 Oct 21
An electrical cable having a plurality of conductors including a grounding conductor and at least one power-carrying conductor.
David K. Smith, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Jose D. Garza, Mark D. Bennett
Filed: 15 Feb 18
GRANT
Utility
Apparatus and method for spooling wire
14 Sep 21
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.
John L. Rhoads, Kevin D. Rodgers
Filed: 24 May 19
GRANT
Utility
Apparatus and method for a free-spinning wire dispensing reel
7 Sep 21
An apparatus and method for dispensing wire or cable from a reel assembly.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., John L. Rhoads
Filed: 18 Mar 20
GRANT
Utility
System, composition and method of application of same for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force during installation of wire or cable
24 Aug 21
A composition and method for reducing the coefficient of friction and required pulling force of a wire or cable are provided.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., Sheri H. Dahlke, Ronald A. Raedeke, Jason Drew Gillen, Melvin Glenn Debord
Filed: 3 Feb 20
GRANT
Utility
Apparatus for transporting and dispensing wire or cable from a barrel pack
17 Aug 21
An apparatus for the movement of a barrel pack containing spooled wire or cable.
Justin Abraham Hrbacek, John Lamar Rhoads, David Wayne Maxey
Filed: 29 Apr 20
GRANT
Utility
Print head cooling jacket
29 Jun 21
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.
Andrew P. Hull, Jeffrey T. Mileger
Filed: 11 Nov 19
GRANT
Utility
Wire caddy for transporting and dispensing wire or cable
22 Jun 21
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.
Kevin D. Rodgers, John L. Rhoads
Filed: 6 May 19
GRANT
Utility
Apparatus and method for packaging wire or cable in a barrel or drum container
23 Mar 21
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.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., John L. Rhoads, Andrew P. Hull, Benjamin L. Weatherford
Filed: 10 Jan 20
GRANT
Utility
Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force
9 Mar 21
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.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., Stephen S. Griffin
Filed: 20 Aug 20
GRANT
Utility
Method for applying labels to cable or conduit
2 Feb 21
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.
Mark D. Bennett, William T. Bigbee, Stephen S. Griffin
Filed: 26 Mar 18
GRANT
Utility
Metal-clad multi-circuit electrical cable assembly
2 Feb 21
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.
Troy D. Skidmore, Paul Abernathy, David W. Maxey, William T. Bigbee, Jr.
Filed: 13 Feb 20
GRANT
Utility
Stackable wire-dispensing container
28 Dec 20
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.
Benjamin L. Weatherford, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
Filed: 11 Feb 20
GRANT
Utility
Stackable wire-dispensing container
28 Dec 20
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.
Benjamin L. Weatherford, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
Filed: 12 Feb 20
GRANT
Utility
Method and apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel
30 Nov 20
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.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
Filed: 10 Nov 19
GRANT
Utility
System, method and apparatus for spray-on application of a wire pulling lubricant
23 Nov 20
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.
Mark D. Bennett, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Ramon V. Hernandez
Filed: 23 Jun 18
GRANT
Utility
Power driven circuit wire box
9 Nov 20
An apparatus for the dispensing and retraction of wire or cable.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., John L. Rhoads, Andrew P. Hull
Filed: 13 Jan 19
GRANT
Utility
Method of manufacture of electrical wire and cable having a reduced coefficient of friction and required pulling force
14 Sep 20
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.
William T. Bigbee, Jr., Stephen S. Griffin
Filed: 18 Aug 19
GRANT
Utility
Method and apparatus for applying labels to cable
31 Aug 20
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.
Robert Eugene Brooks
Filed: 6 Sep 18
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