Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes a base, at least one fixed conductive sheet assembly, at least one movable conductive sheet assembly, at least one arc blow component, an electromagnet and an outer cap. The fixed conductive sheet assembly includes a fixed connecting plate and a fixed contact, and the movable conductive sheet assembly includes a movable connecting plate and a movable contact. The base is made of a thermal conductive polymer, and the fixed connecting plate has a first heat conduction part installed in the base and a second heat conduction part connected to the first heat conduction part and extended to an outer side of the base. The electromagnetic relay further includes at least two thermal conduction components installed in the base and symmetrically configured on both opposite sides of the fixed and movable contacts respectively for dissipating the heat generated by the electromagnetic relay.
Abstract: A structure of a ground fault circuit interrupter includes a locking arm, which is provided with a stop surface, disposed inside the ground fault circuit interrupter, and a support body fixedly connected to a soft magnet is provided with a stop portion which can interfere with the stop surface that is moving downward. The locking arm is also connected to an elastic element, and under a normal state, the elastic element moves downward the stop surface of the locking arm to interfere with the stop portion of the support body, so that the soft magnet is prevented from moving toward a permanent magnet The locking arm can also be pushed down and driven by a reset button to move upward the stop surface, so that the stop portion and the stop surface no longer interfere with each other.
Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a rotatable operation member that can be rotationally operated, a base member, a magnet having alternately magnetized N and S poles and rotatable integrally with the rotatable operation member, and first and second magnetic members disposed so that the magnet is disposed between them in an axial direction of a rotational center axis of the rotatable operation member and having a plurality of comb tooth portions. In the axial direction, the first magnetic member, the magnet, and the second magnetic member are disposed on an opposite side of the base member from the rotatable operation member. A part of an outer circumferential portion of the rotatable operation member is exposed to an outside from an opening provided on an exterior member of the electronic apparatus. The magnet, the first magnetic member, and the second magnetic member are covered with the exterior member.
Abstract: A multi-level feedback actuator assembly for a circuit breaker assembly including an interlock system. The interlock system for the multi-level feedback actuator assembly is structured to maintain the multi-level feedback actuator assembly, and elements thereof, in a safe configuration. The interlock system for the multi-level feedback actuator assembly includes an interlock assembly structured to configure the rotary solenoid and at least one of the first actuator or the second actuator in a safe configuration.
October 1, 2021
Date of Patent:
May 23, 2023
EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
Andrew L. Gottschalk, Robert Michael Slepian
Abstract: A superconducting magnet for producing part of a substantially toroidal field in a device is described. The magnet comprises: a set of conductors comprising one or more first conductors (31f) and one or more second conductors (32f), and a set of joints (33). Each of the joints (33) connects a region of a first conductor (31f) with a region of a second conductor (32f) to form a series of alternating first and second conductors corresponding to at least part of a winding of the magnet. Each of the joints (33) is positioned away from a midplane of the toroidal field. The joints (33) are positioned on alternating sides of the midplane. Each first conductor (3 If) passes through the midplane at a smaller distance from an axis of rotation of the toroidal field than does each second conductor (32f). Each of the regions is elongate and extends in a direction at least partly away from the midplane.
Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator has: an armature carrying at least one coil; a ferromagnetic yoke configured to channel a magnetic flux created by the coil; and a ferromagnetic moving part that interacts with the yoke to form a magnetic circuit formed at least in part by an assembly of laminated metal plates, the moving part being configured to move in relation to the armature under the action of the magnetic field generated by the coil. The actuator moreover has an auxiliary magnetic circuit made of electrically conductive material, in order to permit the flow of currents induced in the auxiliary magnetic circuit when a magnetic field is generated by the coil.
Abstract: A switching assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus of a switching system. The electrical switching apparatus includes a base. The switching system has a communication device. The switching assembly includes a number of contact assemblies coupled to the base, each of the contact assemblies having a stationary contact and a movable contact structured to move between a CLOSED position corresponding to engagement with the stationary contact, and an OPEN position corresponding to disengagement with the stationary contact; and a transfer assembly including an element and only one single actuator coupled to the element, the element being structured to be coupled to the base, the single actuator comprising a controller for receiving a signal from the communication device. The single actuator is structured to move the movable contact of each of the number of contact assemblies between the CLOSED position and the OPEN position.
Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator including an attractor to exert a magnetic attractive force in one side in a first direction, a frame, and a lever. The frame includes a frame body fixed to the attractor, and a support on an oblique-direction side relative to the attractor. The lever includes a fulcrum portion pivotally supported by the support, a first displaceable portion arranged on the other side in the second direction relative to the fulcrum portion and on the other side in the first direction relative to the attractor and magnetically attractable by the attractor to be displaced to the one side in the first direction, and a second displaceable portion arranged on the one side in the first direction relative to the fulcrum portion and on the one side in the second direction relative to the attractor and/or the frame and displaceable away from the attractor and/or the frame by the pivot of the lever.
Abstract: A trip unit for a circuit breaker includes a magnetic flux transfer system that employs a permanent magnet(s) and solenoid(s) with a ferromagnetic core. The system generates an attractive force using a solenoid to counter the force of a reset spring and latch friction force when a tripping condition is detected. The generated attractive force together with an attractive force from the magnet attracts a yoke which in turn moves the yoke together with an armature to the tripped position. The system also retains the yoke and armature in the tripped position using the attractive force of the magnet when the generated attractive force is no longer being generated. The system further generates a repulsive force using a solenoid when a resettable condition is satisfied to counter the attractive force of the magnet thereby allowing the yoke and armature to move from the tripped position to the reset position.
Abstract: An armature for an electromagnetic actuator, the armature including an armature body, at least one electrically conductive member configured for cooperation with a magnetic field generator of an electromagnetic actuator, and a connection end configured for connection of the armature to an apparatus operable by an electromagnetic actuator. The armature body also having a cellular structure. The armature may form part of an electromagnetic actuator, which in turn may be a component in a switch device. The armature may be manufactured by an additive manufacturing process.
August 1, 2018
Date of Patent:
April 4, 2023
ABB Schweiz AG
Ener Salinas, Ara Bissal, Erik Johansson, Frederic Tholence
Abstract: An electromagnetic device for manipulating a magnetic-responsive robotic device, and an electromagnetic apparatus incorporate one or more such electromagnetic device. The electromagnetic device includes a magnetic core 200 having a first portion and a second portion extends from one side of the first portion. The first portion has a first cross section and defining a first central axis. The second portion has a second cross section smaller than the first cross section, and defines a second central axis parallel to the first central axis. A first electromagnetic coil is arranged around the first cylindrical portion. A second electromagnetic coil is arranged around the second cylindrical portion.
Abstract: The electromagnetic relay includes a contact unit, an electromagnet, an armature unit, and a base. The contact unit includes a fixed contact and a movable spring including a movable contact. The armature unit is movable in accordance with excitation of the electromagnet to allow the movable contact to move between a closed position in contact with the fixed contact and an open position away from the fixed contact. The base holds the contact unit and the electromagnet on a certain surface side. The movable contact is placed between the base and the fixed contact in an arrangement direction in which the base and the electromagnet are arranged. The armature unit includes a press part which causes movement of the movable contact by applying a pressing force to a certain surface facing the fixed contact, of the movable spring.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system includes a cabinet, a cabinet housing, a mirrored door, and an accessory. The mirrored door includes a first mirror having a reflective surface forming an outer surface of the mirrored door, a second mirror having a reflective surface forming an inner surface of the mirrored door, and a first ferromagnetic element embedded within the mirrored door and located between the first and second mirrors. The accessory, which includes a second ferromagnetic element, is sized and shaped to be stored within the storage compartment of the cabinet. The accessory can be mounted to the mirrored door by magnetic attraction between the first and second ferromagnetic elements.
September 17, 2021
Date of Patent:
March 28, 2023
James L. Stanley, Jr., Howard Katz, Marwan Estiban, James A. DeHope, Travis Andren
Abstract: A magnet structure is a magnet structure for a TMR element which is an MR element. The magnet structure includes a bonded magnet compact that has a first main surface facing the TMR element, and a second main surface on a side opposite to the first main surface; and a tubular member that supports the bonded magnet compact. The bonded magnet compact has a gate portion which is provided on the second main surface and includes a gate mark formed by performing injection molding. The gate portion is provided at a position overlapping a center on the second main surface when seen from the second main surface side.
Abstract: An electromechanical switch includes first and second stationary contacts and a movable contact. Each of the first and second stationary contacts has a respective protrusion at a mating end thereof. The movable contact defines a first depression and a second depression along a mating side thereof. The movable contact is reciprocally movable into and out of a closed position relative to the first and second stationary contacts. In the closed position, the mating side of the movable contact engages the mating ends of the first and second stationary contacts such that the protrusion of the first stationary contact projects into the first depression and the protrusion of the second stationary contact projects into the second depression.
Abstract: A solenoid valve having current dependent bi-directional force includes a stator with a channel. An armature is in the stator channel. The armature is movable in a first and second direction. A projection extends from the stator into the channel. When a low current is applied, a flux is generated such that it jumps from the projection to the armature and back to the stator. Thus, the armature is pulled in the first direction. As the current is increased, the projection becomes magnetically saturated and the additional flux as a result of increased current jumps from the stator, at a thinned portion, to the armature then back to the stator. This moves the armature in the second direction, opposite to the first direction.
May 29, 2019
Date of Patent:
March 7, 2023
DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
Abstract: Provided is a rotary maintenance type leakage protector which relates to a technical field of leakage protectors, and the rotary maintenance type leakage protector includes: a base, a leakage protection device, and an upper cover. The leakage protection device includes a reset key, a return rotation stopper, an electromagnetic driven device and an elastic piece, wherein the base is further provided with a conducting terminal that can be electrically connected with the elastic piece; each side of the return rotation stopper is provided with a protruding end that can be abutted against the elastic piece; the electromagnetic driven device is disposed on a side of an upper part of the base, and the electromagnetic driven device is provided with a driven iron core and can drive the driven iron core to move.
Abstract: Circuit interrupter devices have a first housing with a circuit interrupter, a second housing coupled to the first housing, a ground fault circuit and current transformer in the second housing. The current transformer has an open channel. The circuit interrupter devices also include at least one power conductor having a rigid or semi-rigid body with opposing first and second end portions extending between the first and second housings. The second end portion of the at least one power conductor extends through the open channel in the current transformer and terminates in a breaker load collar(s).
Abstract: The present disclosure provides a support device and a display apparatus. The support device includes: a support platform; a base disposed opposite to the support platform; and a plurality of superconducting magnetic levitation structures, each of the superconducting magnetic levitation structures including a superconductor and a magnet disposed oppositely; in each of the superconducting magnetic levitation structures, one of the superconductor and the magnet is disposed on the support platform, and the other is disposed on the base. The plurality of superconducting magnetic levitation structures are arranged to operate independently of each other without interference, and a repulsive force between the superconductor and the magnet of each of the superconducting magnetic levitation structures is set to be adjustable.
Abstract: A pole actuation booster mechanism for a four-poles low voltage circuit breaker, which includes: a first operating member adapted to be operatively connected to the operating shaft of the circuit breaker and moving together with said shaft during its rotation from an open position to a closed position, and vice-versa, of said circuit breaker over a range of movement having a first, a second and a third portion of movement, the first operating member having a first operating end; an operating assembly including at least an elastic element operatively connected to a lever, the first operating member being disengaged from said operating assembly during the first portion of its movement and engaged with the lever during the second and third portions of its movement.