Patents by Inventor Hubert Guerin

Hubert Guerin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4943691
    Abstract: A current limiter comprises an extinguishing chamber 16 of small volume, in which there are housed a pair of contacts 28, 30 and an insulating shield 40, capable of moving to an active position inserted between the contacts 28, 30, and of subdividing the chamber 16 into two parts each of which contains one of the contacts 28, 30. The movement of the insulating shield 40 to the inserted position between the contacts 28, 30 is favored by the action of a piston 48 subjected to the pressure prevailing in the extinguishing chamber 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Merlin Gerin
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Mertz, Hubert Guerin, Michel Perrot, Patrick De Robertis
  • Patent number: 4768007
    Abstract: The device comprises a solid-state switch and a pair of mechanical contacts electrically connected in series. The solid-state switch is housed in a compartment towards the rear of the moulded case of the device, in thermal contact with an external metal plate. The solid-state switch housing is separated by an insulating partition from the remaining part of the moulded case, which contains the contacts, their operating mechanism, the arc chute and the trip unit. The power terminals and control terminals of the solid-state switch are located on the small side faces of the case on either side of the movement plane of the movable contact, which extends parallel to these small side faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Merlin Gerin
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Mertz, Michel Lazareth, Hubert Guerin