CANTEGA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
|CANTEGA TECHNOLOGIES INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150130200||HOT STICK ADAPTER, COMBINATION, AND METHOD - An adapter for a dielectric hot stick, the hot stick having a hook, the hook being movable along an axis of travel that includes a retracted position where the hook is within an axial passage in the hot stick, and an extended position where the hook is extended past a work end of the hot stick, the adapter comprising: a frame with a hot stick seat shaped to be mounted on the work end of the hot stick, the frame defining a lever passage positioned to at least partially align with the axial passage in use; and a lever assembly pivotally connected to the frame, the lever assembly having a first end with a connector for the hook and being at least partially within the lever passage, and the lever assembly having a second end defining or connected to a tool part to move the tool part relative to the frame to carry out a function when the hook moves along the axis of travel.||05-14-2015|
|20140326496||BOOM TIP COVER - A protector for a boom tip for use within an electrical power transmission system, the protector comprising: one or more walls having a boom tip enclosure side, an exterior side, and one or more terminal edges that define a boom tip entrance; and a guide shoulder contoured along the boom tip enclosure side to define an installation path for a part of the boom tip to contact and follow relative to the protector. A method of installing a protector on a boom tip for use within an electrical power transmission system, the method comprising: positioning the protector so that the boom tip is between one or more terminal edges of the protector, and a part of the boom tip is adjacent an initial portion of a guide shoulder contoured along a boom tip enclosure side of the protector; and advancing the protector into an installed position over the boom tip by allowing the part to follow an installation path defined by the guide shoulder.||11-06-2014|
|20140202610||CONDUCTOR COVER APPLICATOR WITH SPOOL - Applicators and methods for applying a conductor cover to a cable, the conductor cover being tubular and split longitudinally to define a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge. The applicator comprises: a structural element; a spool connected to rotate relative to the structural element, the spool being sized to store the conductor cover in a pre-application state where the conductor cover is wrapped one or more times around the spool with the first longitudinal edge and the second longitudinal edge of the conductor cover spread open and perpendicular to a spool axis; and a lock for holding the conductor cover in the pre-application state.||07-24-2014|
|20120284997||TOOL AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A PART - A tool and method for handling a part within an electrical power transmission system is disclosed, the part having a flange with a hole through the flange. A first jaw and a second jaw are connected to pivot relative to one another and have respective ends that converge upon closure, for example to hold the flange between the respective ends. The first jaw may have a tooth extended at the respective end of the first jaw for fitting within the hole in the flange to hold the flange between the respective ends when the tool is in a closed position. The tool may be a hot stick adapter, or may include a hot stick made at least in part of dielectric material. An actuator may be connected to operate one or both of the first jaw and the second jaw from a user end of the hot stick.||11-15-2012|
|20120151742||FASTENER APPLICATOR TOOL AND METHOD - An applicator tool is disclosed for applying a fastener between cooperating surfaces of a dielectric protector placed at least partially over a component of an electrical power transmission system, the applicator tool made at least in part of dielectric material and comprising: a structural frame element; a fastener mount connected to the structural frame element and moveable relative to the structural frame element between a first position and a second position to at least partially define a fastener drive path; and an actuator connected to drive the fastener mount from the first position to the second position to apply in use a fastener, mounted on the fastener mount, through cooperating surfaces positioned on the fastener drive path. A tool is also disclosed for holding together in alignment two mating surfaces with pre-drilled holes and applying a fastener to penetrate the holes and secure the mating surfaces together.||06-21-2012|
|20110192627||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING A COMPONENT OF AN ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method are disclosed for protecting a component of an electrical power transmission system. The apparatus comprises: a dielectric cover having opposed portions that define a component enclosing space when in a closed position; the dielectric cover having an open position in which enclosing edges of the opposed portions are spaced to allow entry of the component between the enclosing edges into the dielectric cover; and a spreader, connected to the opposed portions for moving the opposed portions into the closed position, and having a tool connector for operation of the spreader by a tool. The spreader may be configured to exert positive control in use to hold the opposed portions in position over a range of positions between the closed position and an open position.||08-11-2011|
|20110083783||CONDUCTOR COVER APPLICATOR - An applicator is disclosed for applying a tubular conductor cover to a cable, the conductor cover being split longitudinally to define a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, the applicator comprising: a head having a separator shaped to contact, in operation of the applicator, an interior surface of the conductor cover to spread open the first longitudinal edge and the second longitudinal edge along a portion of the conductor cover to allow the portion of the conductor cover to be applied to a cable. A method is also disclosed of applying tubular conductor cover to a cable, the conductor cover being split longitudinally to define a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, the method comprising: spreading open the first longitudinal edge and the second longitudinal edge of a portion of the conductor cover with a separator on a head, the separator contacting an interior surface of the conductor cover; and applying a length of conductor cover to the cable through the head.||04-14-2011|
|20110019902||PHOTOGRAMMETRIC METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - A method is disclosed comprising: imaging a feature of a component of an electrical power transmission system for example in combination with a reference component or feature of known dimensions, the reference component or feature comprising a reference, to produce one or more images; analyzing the one or more images with a photogrammetry algorithm to measure the feature of the component; and placing a protector at least partially over the component, the protector being selected to fit the component based on the measurement of the feature. In some embodiments the method may further comprise making the protector based on the measurement of the feature. A method is also disclosed comprising: remotely placing a reference object into a position that is inside a safe Limit of Approach and in the vicinity of a feature of a component of an energized live electrical power transmission system, the reference object comprising a reference; imaging a combination of the reference and the feature of the component to produce one or more images; and analyzing the one or more images with a photogrammetry algorithm to measure the feature of the component.||01-27-2011|
Patent applications by CANTEGA TECHNOLOGIES INC.