Patents Assigned to EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
  • Patent number: 10448534
    Abstract: A cable retainer gate and associated methods. The cable retainer gate has an attachment portion for selectively and removably attaching to a cable basket. A retainer portion of the cable retainer gate is configured for retaining cables on the cable basket. The cable retainer gate is movable between open and closed positions to permit placement and removal of cables on the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Henry D. Jost, Richard M. Latino, Lorena E. Sandoval, Joseph Rau
  • Patent number: 10446952
    Abstract: A wire connection accessory is disclosed that includes a mounting structure formed thereon configured to mate with an existing mounting feature provided on a “host” electrical switching component or “host” operator switch present within an electrical enclosure/assembly is disclosed. The wire connection accessory comprises a component whose mechanical and electrical state does not change response to functioning of the host device to which it is mounted. The host electrical switching component or operator switch includes a first mounting feature formed on an external surface thereof so as to serve as a host device. The wire connection accessory includes a second mounting feature mateable with the first mounting feature to selectively affix the wire connection accessory to the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Fanduzzi, Joseph Paul Uphaus, Thomas Francis Kurland
  • Patent number: 10448525
    Abstract: A moisture control system for an electrical enclosure can include a control module. The system can also include a drain assembly coupled to the control module, where the drain assembly is disposed, at least in part, within the cavity of the electrical enclosure, where the drain assembly is configured to remove, based on instructions received from the control module, liquid from the cavity to the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Jesse Wade Taylor, Benjamin Avery Freer, Stephan P Iannce, Alvah B. Aldrich, Adam Douglas Ledgerwood
  • Patent number: 10443883
    Abstract: An improved vent apparatus that is usable with an electrical enclosure includes a vent flap that is movable between a closed position overlying an opening formed in a wall of the electrical enclosure and an open position wherein at least a portion of the vent flap is spaced from the wall. The vent flap may be held in place in the closed position via gravity or through the use of a retainer such as a spring or a frangible structure. The vent flap is a part of a flap apparatus that is formed as a unitary single piece element that may be stamped from sheet metal, for example, and the flap apparatus includes a number of hinge elements that are rollably disposed on an edge of the wall adjacent the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Davis Pearce, Bryan Richard Benson
  • Patent number: 10443829
    Abstract: A circular edge-lit lighting device includes a light emitting panel (LEP) and a first light emitting diode (LED) light source positioned proximal to a first location on a narrow outer perimeter edge of the LEP. The first LED light source is configured to emit a first light into the LEP through the narrow outer perimeter edge. The first light has a first intensity level. The circular edge-lit lighting device also includes a second LED light source positioned proximal to a second location on the narrow outer perimeter edge the LEP. The second LED light source is configured to emit a second light into the LEP through the narrow outer perimeter edge. The second light has a second intensity level. The first location and the second location are different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Glen Wright, Adam Moore Foy, Eric Allyn Snyder
  • Patent number: 10446357
    Abstract: Power fuses having filler material including hydrated zeolite material facilitates increasing power density of electrical fuses in reduced package sizes. The hydrated zeolite material releases water to cool and suppress electrical arcing conditions experienced in higher power circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Stephen Douglass, Sidharta Wiryana, Duren Huang, Dacheng Feng, Calvin Yang
  • Patent number: 10447072
    Abstract: Power is provided from a power source and a status of the power source is signaled by controlling a waveform of an AC voltage generated from the power source. The status may include, for example, a capacity of the power source. In some embodiments, a frequency of the AC voltage may be controlled to signal the status. The power source may include, for example, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and signaling a status of the power source may include controlling an inverter of the UPS to signal the status. Related systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Yakov Lvovich Familiant, Michael P. Nowak, Vijay Bhavaraju, George Arthur Navarro
  • Publication number: 20190309660
    Abstract: A rocker arm, comprises a first outer arm comprising a first inner side and a first outer side, the first outer side comprising a first cantilevered post. A first outer roller is mounted to the first cantilevered post. A second outer arm comprises a second inner side and a second outer side, the second inner side facing the first inner side, the second outer side comprising a second cantilevered post. A second outer roller is mounted to the second cantilevered post. A pivot body joins the first inner side to the second inner side. An actuatable latch mechanism is within the pivot body. An inner arm assembly comprises a latch arm, the latch arm pivotable adjacent the pivot body. A pivot axle joins the inner arm assembly to pivot between the first outer arm and the second outer arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew A. Vance
  • Publication number: 20190311835
    Abstract: A Rogowski coil includes a magnetic core and a winding. The magnetic core includes an encircling body. The winding includes a conductive wire. The winding is disposed in a generally helical coil about the core body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Theodore James Miller
  • Publication number: 20190310289
    Abstract: A Rogowski coil includes a thermally stable core with a toroid body and a winding including a conductive wire. The winding is disposed in a generally helical coil (36) about the core body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Theodore James Miller
  • Publication number: 20190309659
    Abstract: A rocker arm can comprise a first outer arm and a second outer arm joined by a pivot body. An actuatable latch mechanism is within the pivot body. An inner arm assembly comprises a latch arm. A first spring prop is on the inner arm assembly distal from the latch arm. An axle joins the inner arm assembly to pivot between the first outer arm and the second outer arm. A spring is biased against the first outer arm and against the first spring prop. The first spring prop can comprise a hooked end. Or, the first spring prop can extend laterally out from the rocker arm and parallel to the axle. The spring can comprise a one-piece spring comprising first and second coil springs connected by a lateral connector. Or, two separate torsion springs can comprising tangential spring ends extending at approximately 90 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew A. Vance
  • Patent number: 10440540
    Abstract: Devices associated with a lighting application can utilize multiple communication technologies for communicating with multiple devices that have different power consumption constraints and different transmission ranges. Communications and signaling can be managed to extend battery life. A battery-powered occupancy sensor can communicate occupancy information via a radio. The radio can be placed in sleep mode to preserve battery life. A communication node in the application can support intra-network and inter-network communications, for example with remote devices and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Granville Hammett, Barry Edward Martin
  • Patent number: 10434523
    Abstract: A separator assembly is provided for, among other things, separating debris particles from a fluid in a fluid system. In an embodiment, the separator assembly may include a housing forming an internal chamber. An inlet port may be in communication with the internal chamber of the housing, and the inlet port can be oriented in a tangential relationship relative to the internal chamber. A first debris separation ring may be disposed in the housing and can extend around an inner surface of the internal chamber. A second debris separation ring can be disposed in the housing and can extend around the inner surface of the internal chamber, wherein the second debris separation ring may be spaced from the first debris separation ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Keith Allen Santeler, Rolland Tracy James, Stephen Showalter
  • Patent number: 10435539
    Abstract: A multifunctional composite material may include a polymer matrix, at least one nano-additive, micro-additive, and/or a spherical nano-additive. The non-metallic composite material may be used to make non-metallic parts for fuel conveyance systems for use in aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Javed Mapkar, Kenneth Phaneuf, Soumayajit Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10436197
    Abstract: A blower may include a blower housing that may include a plurality of rotor chambers and a plurality of rotors. The plurality of rotors may be substantially identical and each may include a twist angle and a helix angle. The rotors and the blower housing may be configured to create internal fluid compression when the rotors are rotating at a first rotational speed and not to create internal fluid compression when the rotors are rotating at a second rotational speed. The rotors and the blower housing may be configured to create the internal fluid compression without backflow slots in the blower housing. The twist angle may include the angular displacement of lobes of the plurality of rotors between axial ends of the plurality of rotors. The helix angle may be a function of the twist angle and a pitch diameter of the plurality of rotors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Matthew G. Swartzlander
  • Patent number: 10439830
    Abstract: A bus arrangement includes: a coordinator; a first subscriber; a second subscriber; and a bus. The bus includes: a first signal line coupling the first subscriber and the coordinator; a second signal line connecting the second subscriber to the first subscriber; and at least one bus line connecting the coordinator to the first subscriber and the second subscriber. The coordinator is configured to send a message via the at least one bus line to the second subscriber with a command to activate the first subscriber via the second signal line. The first subscriber includes a first current sensor and the second subscriber includes a switchable current source. The second signal line couples the first current sensor with the switchable current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthias Hansing, Franz Heller
  • Patent number: 10436104
    Abstract: A supercharger includes a rotor housing defining a pair of cylindrical chambers. A driving shaft bearing is to support a driving rotor shaft for rotation in the rotor housing. A driven shaft bearing is to support a driven rotor shaft for rotation in the rotor housing. An oil sump housing is to enclose a timing gear end of the rotor housing. A shaft seal is disposed between the rotor housing and each respective rotor shaft. The oil sump housing, the rotor housing and driving and driven shaft seals define a closed container for oil to lubricate the driving shaft bearing, the driven shaft bearing, a driving timing gear and a driven timing gear. The oil pools in the closed container and a top surface of the oil is spaced below the timing gears when the driving rotor shaft is in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel R. Ouwenga, Matthew M. Henry, Justin Keiffer, Kenneth A. Rienas
  • Patent number: 10439414
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a string of serially-connected energy storage devices, a string of serially-connected windings on at least one core and having a first medial node coupled to a first medial node of the string of serially-connected energy storage devices, and first and second switches configured to connect first and second end nodes of the string of serially-connected storage devices to respective first and second end nodes of the string of serially-connected energy storage devices. A control circuit is configured to operate the first and second switches at the same duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: George William Oughton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10436417
    Abstract: A signaling apparatus for command and/or indicating devices includes a base unit having at least two light sources which each generate light and are arranged on the base unit at a spacing from one another, and at least two light modules which are stacked along a main axis of the signaling apparatus and are operatively connected to the light sources such that light generated by the light sources is coupled into the light modules in a beam direction parallel to the main axis, the light modules each having a reflection region for reflecting at least in part the light coupled into the light modules in a signaling direction. A particular reflection region occupies only a portion of the light module in a peripheral direction of the corresponding light module perpendicular to the main axis of the signaling apparatus, which portion is smaller than a total periphery of the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Freyermuth, Stefan Boddenberg
  • Patent number: D862789
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., Andrew Francis Scarlata, Joseph Michael Manahan, Pushpak Paris Yabrer, Prashant Dilip Lokhande, Jayram Shivajirao Desai, Anzar Pandurang Rade