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William E Ruehl, E Grant Swick: In-line switched telephone line tester. Illinois Tool Works, A J Brunett, J P O Brien, T W Buckman, December 2, 1986: US04626633 (35 worldwide citation)

A switched telephone tester comprises a tester body defining a connector portion of complementary configuration for receiving a modular telephone plug, a light emitting element responsive to a given voltage for emitting light, and a switch coupled with the tester body and with the light emitting ele ...


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William E Ruehl, Joseph P DeMarco: Stucco wall fastener. Illinois Tool Works, J P O Brien, T W Buckman, May 13, 1986: US04588152 (31 worldwide citation)

A wire clamping clip for mounting on a stucco wall is constructed as a block member having a workpiece engaging surface and an exposed top surface. A recess is formed in the workpiece engaging surface for receiving a wire. A throughbore is formed in the block adjacent to the recess and a plastic bus ...


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William E Ruehl: Terminal bridging adapter. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, John P O Brien, May 8, 1984: US04447105 (25 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a terminal bridging adapter for mounting at least one electrical component in electrical series circuit between each of a plurality of spaced rows of substantially colinear terminals wherein the electrical component has dimensions greater than the space between each of said sp ...


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George M Rapata, William E Ruehl: Electronic component terminal bridging assembly. Illinois Tool Works, Jack R Halvorsen, Robert W Beart, November 21, 1978: US04126369 (21 worldwide citation)

A compact electronic component and contact retainer device for use with electrical wiring terminal blocks having a plurality of adjacently positioned elongated terminal means disposed in aligned successive rows. The device includes a two-piece dielectric housing designed to accept an electronic comp ...


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William E Ruehl, Richard H Heidorn, E Grant Swick: Transient voltage protector. Illinois Tool Works, J P O Brien, T W Buckman, March 31, 1987: US04654743 (19 worldwide citation)

A transient voltage protector is provided for telephone lines and the like. An insulating plastic housing is provided with two pairs of terminals having female connections at the lower ends for association with selected terminals of a telephone terminal block. The upper ends of these terminals are o ...


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William E Ruehl, Richard H Heidorn: Cross-connecting terminal block assembly. Illinois Tool Works, Thomas W Buckman, Donald J Breh, John P O Brien, November 6, 1990: US04968264 (17 worldwide citation)

A fuse carrier operable as a surge-current protector for cross-connecting two circuits utilizes standard amperage fuses arranged in an offset alignment and secured in a housing cavity against rotational, longitudinal, and transverse movement with the fuse blades maintained in an aligned and separate ...


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William E Ruehl, Joseph P DeMarco: Stackable hinging printed circuit board support. Illinois Tool Works, J R Halvorsen, T W Buckman, July 9, 1985: US04527312 (15 worldwide citation)

A stackable hinging printed circuit board support is provided, comprising an integral plastic molding. The support is provided with an intermediate notch and an adjacent wall section which is sufficiently thin as to permit flexing for pivoting of one printed circuit board away from another. The supp ...


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William E Ruehl: Cable routing device with cooperating pin and bore. Illinois Tool Works, J P O Brien, T W Buckman, April 15, 1986: US04582288 (15 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a block member adapted to secure a cable or wire to a support surface. The block member has a pair of cylindroconical bores with each being adapted to receive a pointed pin therethrough. Each pin has a frustoconical end with an included angle which is less than the included ...


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William E Ruehl, Edwin G Swick: Bridging clip. May 13, 1986: US04588240 (15 worldwide citation)

A bridging clip is provided for telephone circuits and the like comprising a pair of sheet metal legs initially converging, and diverging at the extremities to facilitate application of the bridging clip. Pairs of ribs which are relatively crossed are provided on the inner confronting surfaces of th ...


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David C Boyer, Arthur J Danko, William E Ruehl: Idler pulley. Illinois Tool Works, Jack R Halvorsen, Robert W Beart, March 18, 1980: US04193310 (12 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a two piece plastic idler pulley formed of identical portions including a hub, a web and a rim with identical fastening means on the two half portions which permit the two portions to be joined together as the idler pulley. The hub of the idler pulley has a through bore whi ...