Patents Assigned to TOYO ELECTRIC MFG., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130270050
    Abstract: A slider is slightly moved in a direction in which both side surfaces of the slider come in contact with inclined surfaces of impact mitigating parts of neighboring contact strip pieces. For this reason, the inclined surface of the impact mitigating part of the contact strip piece which the slider approaches is relatively downwardly slid with respect to one side surface of the slider. In addition, the inclined surface of the impact mitigating part of the contact strip piece from which the slider moves away is relatively upwardly slid with respect to the other side surface of the slider. As a result, since an impact generated between the contact strip piece and the slider is mitigated by the impact mitigating part without fitting the slider into a stepped section between the neighboring contact strip pieces, the slider is smoothly transferred from the one contact strip piece of the neighboring contact strip pieces to the other contact strip piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicants: TOYO ELECTRIC MFG., LTD., EAST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Haruo Yamada, Takeshi Kurita, Fumio Mizushima, Shinji Nakajima, Hitoshi Satoh