US 9,812,794 B2
Stamped hotline clamp
Matthew D. Cawood, Deleon Springs, FL (US); James L. Zahnen, Ormond Beach, FL (US); Ronald Vallette, Ormond Beach, FL (US); and Jacob Serre, Daytona Beach, FL (US)
Assigned to THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed by Thomas & Betts International LLC, Wilmington, DE (US)
Filed on Jun. 9, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/177,946.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/173,584, filed on Jun. 10, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0365650 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. H01R 13/00 (2006.01); H01R 4/40 (2006.01); H01R 4/42 (2006.01); H02G 1/02 (2006.01); H01R 43/16 (2006.01); H02G 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01R 4/40 (2013.01) [H01R 4/42 (2013.01); H02G 1/02 (2013.01); H01R 43/16 (2013.01); H02G 7/00 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A stamped hotline clamp comprising:
two parallel, opposing top side walls, each top side wall comprising first and second ends, top and bottom edges and an intermediate section between the first and second ends;
two parallel, opposing bottom side walls, each bottom side wall comprising first and second ends, and top and bottom edges, wherein the first and second ends correspond to the first and second ends of the top side walls, and wherein a base plate connects the second ends of the two bottom side walls;
a contact plate on the top edges of the bottom side walls;
a conductor plate disposed between and extending parallel to the top side walls, the conductor plate comprising an intermediate section with a threaded aperture;
a hinge pivotably connecting the first ends of the top side walls and the bottom side walls;
and
an elongated shaft comprising a threaded first end, a second end and a flanged collar radially extending from the shaft at a point between the first and second ends;
wherein the first end of the shaft is inserted between the bottom side walls and threaded into the threaded aperture in the conductor plate, wherein rotating the shaft in a clockwise direction closes the clamp and rotating the shaft in a counter-clockwise direction opens the clamp.