Patents by Inventor Patrick De Robertis

Patrick De Robertis 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: 4714907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiple moving contact assembly for a miniature circuit breaker with high ratings and a thermomagnetic trip release. The moving contact part of the circuit breaker includes two independent contact arms connected in parallel and mounted on a transverse spindle of the cradle. The arms are connected to a magnetic circuit of the electromagnetic trip release by two braids situated in symmetrical lateral areas. The contact parts bear on a single stationary contact pad so as to create two contact points enabling the temperature rise to be reduced. The electromagnetic top release has a coil including a tail arranged as an adjustable support device of a bimetallic strip, through whose foot the current flows thicknesswise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Assignee: Merlin Gerin
    Inventors: William Bartolo, Louis Boillot, Rene Challande, Patrick De Robertis, Jacky Duchenaud, Jean-Claude Ramaciotti
  • Patent number: 4687891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fast closing mechanism of a circuit breaker with an operating handle.The mechanism comprises an energy storage spring disposed between the handle and an intermediate lever supporting a transmission rod. A retaining plate operates in conjunction with a pin of the handle to occupy either an active position locking the rod during loading of the spring, or a retracted position unlocking the rod allowing the spring to be released at the end of closing travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Merlin Gerin
    Inventors: William Bartolo, Patrick De Robertis, Daniel Vanzetto