Abstract: A pressure sensitive circuit breaker trip unit has a case forming a gas receiving cavity and a cavity accommodating movement of an actuator body with a trip lever. The actuator is moved by pressure of circuit interruption gases entering the gas receiving cavity. The actuator body has a hollow therein for accepting the interruption gases and accompanying hot debris thereby reducing any fouling of the movement accommodating cavity which may impede movement of the actuator body on subsequent circuit interruptions.
Abstract: A pressure switch comprises a housing having a cavity for conveying a pressurized fluid. The cavity extends from an inlet to an outlet and defines a flow path for the fluid. A pressure-transducing element is provided for measuring the fluid pressure. The pressure-transducing element is in fluid communication with the cavity and is at least partially disposed in the flow path between the inlet and the outlet. The pressure-transducing element has a cylindrical shape with a constant diameter and is partially disposed in a bore in the housing. The bore has a constant bore diameter. One end of the pressure-transducing element extends into the flow path.
September 2, 2011
May 31, 2012
Marcus Kampf, Jürgen Kreutzkämper, Fabian Schmidt, Dieter Schönherr
Abstract: The present invention provides a flowswitch for installing in piping, featuring a flowswitch base having an inner cavity; a pivot rod being arranged for rotating in the flowswitch base, the pivot rod having a pair of O-ring grooves; a paddle arm being coupled to the pivot rod inside the cavity, for moving in response to fluid flowing in the piping and rotating the pivot arm; lubricating O-rings being installed onto the pivot rod with each O-ring arranged in a respective O-ring groove for providing a respective seal between fluid being sensed and the outside environment and acting as a bearing on which the pivot rod rotates when the paddle arm moves, the grooves acting to holding the O-rings in place on the pivot arm in response to pressurized fluid flowing in the piping; and an actuating arm being coupled between the pivot arm and the pivot rod for actuating a switch when the pivot arm rotates.
Abstract: A portable water treatment apparatus including: a pump, a coarse filter means, an adsorbent filter means, a fine filter means, a silver ion generator downstream of the pump and in series with the adsorbent filter and control means for controlling the operation of said first silver generator whereby said silver ion generator discharges silver ions into the water at a predetermined rate and in response to a predetermined flow rate, said control means including a flow switch.
Abstract: A fluid flow indicator including a disk and spring assembly positioned within a fluid conduit whereby the pulsing force a fluid input biases the disk and spring against an electrical contact thereby completing an electrical circuit and illuminating a visual indicator.
Abstract: A fluid flow switch sensing device includes a switch, a pivotally disposed bracket assembly which activates the switch to a desired switch function, and a paddle assembly for causing pivotal movement of the bracket assembly in response to fluid flow in a conduit. A button assembly, cooperatively associated with the bracket assembly, is provided for external manual actuation and deactuation of the fluid flow switch sensing device.
Abstract: A flow switch for a high pressure washing system or other flow-related system is disclosed. The flow switch switches from an open to a closed position in the presence of adequate flow in a water or other fluid-carrying pipe. The flow switch includes a cartridge body, a sensor, a plunger, a magnet, and a spring. The cartridge body has an inlet port and an outlet port which allows fluid to flow into the cartridge body, through a flow chamber, and out of the cartridge body. The cartridge body also has a sensor chamber for accommodating the sensor. The sensor is positioned within the sensor chamber and is used to determine whether fluid is flowing through the flow chamber. A plunger is positioned within the flow chamber, and is responsive to fluid flow. Between the plunger and the sensor is a spring. The spring prevents the plunger from coming in close proximity to the sensor absent fluid flow.
Abstract: An air sensitive input device is capable of use in a variety of environments which include, without limitation, toys, computer and video games, consumer appliances, musical instruments, and devices which assist the disabled. A housing having an intake port and an exhaust port includes therein a switching mechanism configured to change between open and closed positions in response to air flow entering the intake port.
April 27, 2000
Date of Patent:
May 7, 2002
Steven Ellman, Lawrence Mass, Fredric Ellman, Julius Ellman