Split Point Patents (Class 104/104)
  • Patent number: 9634474
    Abstract: An electrical wiring system/method implementing transient voltage suppression is disclosed. The system/method incorporates HOT, NEUTRAL, GROUND wiring in conjunction with a series drop resistor (SDR) on the HOT conductor that supplies current to the load device. Parallel shunting metal oxide varistors (MOVs) are used in conjunction with corresponding shunt diode rectifiers (SDRs) to suppress transients on the HOT conductor to either the GROUND conductor and/or NEUTRAL conductor. The parallel shunting MOV/SDR pairs may be integrated into a singular structure that is encapsulated in an insulating material to permit implementation of the transient protection wiring system/method into electrical loads and common power distribution equipment such as electrical outlets and power strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Mark E. Goodson
  • Patent number: 7417841
    Abstract: A circuit board is enclosed in a housing containing rows of metal oxide varistors. Multiple surge ferrule type fuses are soldered directly to circuit board holes between the rows of metal oxide varistors. A ring connector electrically connects pairs of fuses and an electrical conductor connects the ring connector to an electrical circuit to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Surge Suppression, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Hotchkiss, Richard Hotchkiss
  • Patent number: 6953377
    Abstract: A runway over which can travel vehicles driven by gravity, comprising a supporting structure and a track line structure sustained by the supporting structure and extending from a upper start region to a lower arrival region, wherein the supporting structure is limited to a central region of the runway by forming a pillar, and the track line structure includes some track line sections directly connected to the supporting structure and several overhanging track line sections of large extent, which project out of the supporting structure and are sustained by the same by means of rigging systems whose extension can be regulated; these rigging systems establish the geometrical location of the overhanging track line sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Inventor: Alessandro Quercetti
  • Patent number: 5743962
    Abstract: A work is applied with a solvent-containing thermosetting coating composition to a thickness larger than a limit thickness over which the coating composition on a surface of the work extending in a vertical direction will normally run or sag in a coating zone. After applied with the coating composition, the work is rotated about a substantially horizontal axis to prevent the coating composition on the vertical surface of the work from running or sagging and is conveyed through a heat-hardening zone for hardening the coating composition applied to the work by heating by a conveyor line. The conveyor line includes a pair of conveyors which are separated from each other upstream of a position where the coating composition is applied to the work to a thickness larger than said limit thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Toshifumi Ogasawara, Shinji Katayama
  • Patent number: 4934275
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of transferring objects to be transferred, such as car bodies and workpieces, in an inclined state. A support section capable supporting an object to be transferred is supported by three trolleys. These trolleys are guided for travel along the main rail. A pair of subrails branch from the main rail to opposite sides. Of the three trolleys, the one on the front side of the support section remains on the main rail while the other two are capable of moving from the main rail onto the subrails. The relative positions of the main rail and subrails, particularly the vertical positions are changed, whereby the object which is supported on the support is inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignees: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Miyazaki, Isamu Matsuoka, Yoshiyuki Nakai, Masami Murakami
  • Patent number: 4457235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a switch for a suspended track transport apparatus, particularly of the building-block type and especially for interior use in the apparel industry. The switch comprises a support structure which includes two support tubes connected together at an angle to each other and a cross-stiffening element connected between the two support tubes. Stationary track sections are supported by the support tubes. Movable track sections are movably supported by pivot bearings and are coupled to each other by a lever apparatus. A switch setting device determines the switch position. The lever apparatus and the pivot bearings are accommodated within a dead space having sides extending along the support tubes and the cross-stiffening element of a height not exceeding the distance from fixed track sections to the support tubes. The lever apparatus is engaged in the vicinity of the movable track sections and is held at one end in the pivot bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Veit Bekleidungs-Technik GmbH & co.
    Inventor: Franz Fottner