Multiple Contact Type Patents (Class 335/106)
  • Patent number: 11108202
    Abstract: A relay socket providing an interface between a relay and a mounting structure comprises an upper section configured for mounting the relay, a lower section configured for mounting to the mounting structure, a plurality of mounting holes opening to an upper surface of the upper section and configured to receive a plurality of fastening elements of the relay, and a plurality of sleeve inserts configured to be fastened within the mounting holes, Each of the sleeve inserts surrounds a fixation member adapted to connect to the fastening elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Connecteurs Electriques Deutsch
    Inventor: Laurent Houry
  • Patent number: 11069467
    Abstract: A solenoid device includes a yoke, a core, a shaft, a bobbin, a coil, a plunger, a lid, and a housing. A housing body part of the housing has a first opening that opens on the rear side; and a first inner wall part expanding in a cylindrical shape on the outer side in the radial direction on an inner wall on the rear side. The first inner wall part has a first step part at the end on the other side in the axial direction. A first cylindrical part of the yoke has a first flange part on the rear side. The first flange part has a hole penetrating in the axial direction. A second space, which communicates a second through hole with the hole when the plunger has moved to a retreat position, is provided between an inner surface of the lid and the plunger and the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Kuramochi, Weiming Chen, Tomohiro Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10755883
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes a housing, a pair of fixed terminals, a movable contactor that is movably disposed so as to approach and separate from a fixed contact placement surface of each of the pair of fixed terminals, a movable shaft capable of moving in conjunction with the movable contactor, electromagnetic drive unit that drives the movable shaft to move the movable contactor in a moving direction, and an attenuation mechanism unit that includes an insulating attenuation member disposed between the movable contactor and the electromagnetic drive unit, and a sound insulating gap provided between the attenuation member and the electromagnetic drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Minowa, Shingo Mori, Toshiyuki Kakimoto, Kazuhiro Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10741349
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes a box-shaped insulating housing in which a closed space is formed, a pair of fixed terminals fixed to the housing electrically independently of each other and each having a fixed contact placement surface in the closed space, a plate-shaped conductive movable contactor that is provided in the closed space, has a first surface facing the fixed contact placement surfaces of the pair of fixed terminals, and is movably disposed such that the first surface approaches and separates from the fixed contact placement surfaces of the pair of fixed terminals, a pair of fixed contacts respectively provided on the fixed contact placement surfaces of the pair of fixed terminals, and a pair of movable contacts that is respectively provided on the first surface of the movable contactor and respectively face the pair of fixed contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Minowa, Shingo Mori, Toshiyuki Kakimoto, Kazuhiro Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10720294
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay is provided with a housing; a first fixed contact terminal and a second fixed contact terminal secured to the housing; a movable contact accommodated in a chamber in the housing; a movable shaft with one end connected to the movable contact, and a solenoid configured to drive the movable shaft in a contact movement direction. The contact terminals including contact arrangement portions to which a first fixed contact point and a second fixed contact point are secured; and external terminals arranged outside the housing; and intermediate portions connecting the contact arrangement portions and the external terminals and held by the housing; the housing includes a pair of supports each supporting the first fixed contact point and the second fixed contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Minowa, Shingo Mori
  • Patent number: 10714289
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay is provided with a housing; a first fixed contact terminal and a second fixed contact terminal; a movable contact, a movable shaft with one end connected to the movable contact, and a coil spring placed between the movable contact and an insulating wall in a chamber in the housing. The coil spring configured to bias movable contact points toward the opposing fixed contact points. The movable contact includes a contact body which includes a connection hole configured to receive the movable shaft and allow the movable shaft to travel relatively in the contact movement direction. The movable shaft includes a second holder that together with the first holder retains the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Minowa, Shingo Mori
  • Patent number: 10714290
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay is provided with a housing; a first fixed contact terminal and a second fixed contact terminal; a movable contact, a movable shaft with one end connected to the movable contact, and a coil spring placed between the movable contact and an insulating wall in a chamber in the housing. The coil spring configured to bias movable contact points toward the opposing fixed contact points. The fixed contact terminals each includes: a contact arrangement portion in the chamber; an external terminal arranged outside the housing; and an intermediate portion held by the insulating wall and connecting a contact arrangement portion and an external terminal; the intermediate portion curves near the second compartment relative a virtual line connecting both ends thereof in the extension direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Minowa, Shingo Mori
  • Patent number: 10630114
    Abstract: In certain aspects, methods and systems for moving a magnetic field hot spot of a wireless power transfer device are disclosed. An example power transfer device generally includes at least one coil configured to generate a charging field, and a controller configured to vary, over time, a current applied to the at least one coil such that magnetic field values of the charging field at a plurality of different positions relative to the at least one coil are configured to change with time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: WiTricity Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Athol Keeling, Leandro Alberto Percebon
  • Patent number: 9897656
    Abstract: A method for sensing a welded relay contact when breaking both sides of a power line on a HVAC device including the steps: applying a first signal to one of a pair of switching devices; electronically sensing a second signal, with a sensing device, whether the other of said two switching devices is welded closed; and sending a third signal from the sensing device indicative of whether the other of said two switching devices is welded closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey P Lothamer, Daniel L Kelly
  • Patent number: 9881758
    Abstract: A contact device includes: a contact block including a plurality of fixed terminals on which fixed contacts are formed, and a movable contactor on which movable contacts contacting and leaving the fixed contacts are formed; and a driving block that drives the movable contactor. Moreover, it is made possible to extinguish arcs, which are generated in an event where the contacts contact and leave each other, by arranging permanent magnets on a periphery of the contact block. Then, at least one fixed terminal among the plurality of fixed terminals is formed so that the fixed contact and the movable contact can abut against each other in a region other than a side opposite to the other fixed terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuya Uruma, Hideki Enomoto, Yohji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9324525
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay has a base having an upper surface, an electromagnet block, formed by winding a coil around a spool with at least one end provided with a guard portion and inserting an iron core through a through hole of the spool, mounted on the upper surface of the base such that a shaft center of the iron core is parallel to the base, a movable contact, provided at a free end of a movable touch piece that rotates based on magnetization and demagnetization of the electromagnet block, that is brought into contact with or separated from a fixed contact, and a press-fitting portion that is press-fitted into a press-fitting hole provided at the edge of the outward surface of the guard portion along the shaft center of the iron core. The press-fitting portion extends to the lateral side from a fixed contact terminal that has the fixed contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hideto Yamauchi, Yoshiaki Mimura, Hironori Sanada
  • Patent number: 9035212
    Abstract: An exemplary medium or high voltage switch has a first set of contact elements and a second set of contact elements. Each contact element includes an insulating carrier carrying conducting elements. In the closed state of the switch, the conducting elements align to form one or more current paths between terminals of the switch along an axial direction. For opening the switch, the contact elements are mutually displaced by means of one or two drives along a direction perpendicular to the axial direction. The switching arrangement is arranged in a fluid-tight housing in a gas of elevated pressure or in a liquid. The switch has a high voltage withstand capability and fast switching times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Lars Liljestrand, Lars E. Jonsson, Per Skarby, Per Lindholm, Ueli Steiger
  • Patent number: 8830018
    Abstract: A solenoid-driven automatic bus transfer switch may automatically transfer one or more electrical loads from a first power source to a second power source, or vice versa, in the event of a power failure or other casualty that affects either power source. The transfer switch may be operated in response to the energization of a solenoid coil, which causes a main shaft having a transfer element to rotate from being in contact with the first power source to being in contact with the second power source. The transfer element may be spring-mounted to the shaft, which ensures that a sufficient electrical contact exists between the surfaces of the transfer element and the respective leads of the first and second power sources, regardless of any wear or degradation that may be experienced at any of the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ward Leonard Investment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Howard H. Plude, Jr., Myron Moroz
  • Publication number: 20140232490
    Abstract: A solenoid-driven automatic bus transfer switch may automatically transfer one or more electrical loads from a first power source to a second power source, or vice versa, in the event of a power failure or other casualty that affects either power source. The transfer switch may be operated in response to the energization of a solenoid coil, which causes a main shaft having a transfer element to rotate from being in contact with the first power source to being in contact with the second power source. The transfer element may be spring-mounted to the shaft, which ensures that a sufficient electrical contact exists between the surfaces of the transfer element and the respective leads of the first and second power sources, regardless of any wear or degradation that may be experienced at any of the surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Ward Leonard Investment Holdings, LLC.
    Inventors: Howard H. Plude, JR., Myron Moroz
  • Patent number: 8810343
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay including at least one contact-set support in which a plurality of contact springs are fixed at the base end and, in pairs, form normally open and/or normally closed contacts, wherein at least one actuator acts on each active contact spring, the actuator being movably driven in the longitudinal direction thereof by a magnet system and having actuating surfaces for acting on the respective contact spring to be actuated, the actuating surfaces assigned to each of the active contact springs forming an angle with the direction of actuation of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hengstler GmbH
    Inventor: Jozef Kellner
  • Patent number: 8797128
    Abstract: An exemplary medium or high voltage switch has a first set of contact elements and a second set of contact elements. Each contact element includes an insulating carrier carrying conducting elements. In the closed current-carrying state of the switch, the conducting elements align to form one or more current paths between terminals of the switch along an axial direction. For opening the switch, the contact elements are mutually displaced by through two drives along a direction perpendicular to the axial direction. The switching arrangement is arranged in a fluid-tight housing in a gas of elevated pressure or in a liquid. The switch has a high voltage withstand capability and fast switching times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Lars Liljestrand, Lars E. Jonsson, Per Skarby, Ryan Chladny
  • Patent number: 8791779
    Abstract: A medium or high voltage switch has a switching assembly actuated by two drives. Each drive includes a plunger arranged between two Thomson coils. The coils as well as the plunger are rectangular for reducing the weight and therefore inertia of the drive and thus to increase drive speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Lars E. Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140104740
    Abstract: A system and methods providing for minimizing the arc energy delivered to the pads of a plurality of contactors using a single control coil based on monitoring the electrical sine waves of the three alternating current electrical poles and calculating the instant to energize or deenergize a single control coil. The remainder of the contactors will make or break based on an offset in time from the making or breaking of the control contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans Weichert, James Peter Miller, Urs Hunziker, Reynald Kaltenrieder, Lorenz Laeuppi
  • Publication number: 20140062624
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay including at least one contact-set support in which a plurality of contact springs are fixed at the base end and, in pairs, form normally open and/or normally closed contacts, wherein at least one actuator acts on each active contact spring, the actuator being movably driven in the longitudinal direction thereof by a magnet system and having actuating surfaces for acting on the respective contact spring to be actuated, the actuating surfaces assigned to each of the active contact springs forming an angle with the direction of actuation of the actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jozev KELLNER
  • Patent number: 8610521
    Abstract: An orbiting relay assembly may be provided that has one or more switches. The switches may be provided with electrical contacts. An actuator such as an electromagnetic actuator may rotate guiding structures such as a rotating yoke about a rotational axis. The guiding structures may have portions that receive movable electrical coupling structures such as metal balls or cylinders. There may be multiple movable electrical coupling structures in a relay. The electrical coupling structures may be distributed radially outwards from the rotational axis, may be distributed circumferentially about the rotational axis, or may be distributed axially parallel to the rotational axis. The guiding structures may be configured to place the switches in one or more different operating states by moving the metal balls or other movable electrical coupling structures about the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Patrick Kessler
  • Patent number: 8492916
    Abstract: There is disclosed a switching apparatus for a starter comprising a resistor for suppressing a startup current of a motor when an engine is started, an electromagnetic relay for bypassing the resistor to energize the motor after the motor is started, a function for pushing a pinion of the starter toward a ring gear, an electromagnetic switch for opening and closing a main contact of the motor circuit. The resistor, the electromagnetic relay, and the electromagnetic switch are integrally accommodated inside a housing formed of a metallic bottomed frame and a contact cover, and are connected to the motor circuit via two external connection terminals fixed to the contact cover. The apparatus can facilitate connectivity to the vehicle side by reducing the number of cables and can enhance an installation property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Murata, Takahisa Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20130106540
    Abstract: An orbiting relay assembly may be provided that has one or more switches. The switches may be provided with electrical contacts. An actuator such as an electromagnetic actuator may rotate guiding structures such as a rotating yoke about a rotational axis. The guiding structures may have portions that receive movable electrical coupling structures such as metal balls or cylinders. There may be multiple movable electrical coupling structures in a relay. The electrical coupling structures may be distributed radially outwards from the rotational axis, may be distributed circumferentially about the rotational axis, or may be distributed axially parallel to the rotational axis. The guiding structures may be configured to place the switches in one or more different operating states by moving the metal balls or other movable electrical coupling structures about the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Patrick Kessler
  • Patent number: 8354902
    Abstract: A structure of a spring has a supporting member, an actuating member that is rotatably supported to the supporting member by a first supporting axis at a portion near a center, and a plurality of interlocking members that are each provided on both sides of the first supporting axis, that are rotatably supported to the supporting member by a second supporting axis, and that are rotatably coupled to the actuating member. Each point of action of the interlocking members is defined at a portion that is closer to the first supporting axis than to the coupled portion of the second supporting axis and the actuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawabata, Yusuke Yamaji, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tomomi Serikawa, Tatsuo Shinoura
  • Patent number: 8314670
    Abstract: A mechanical switching device including a base member, at least one pair of elongated conductor members mounted on the base member, each conductor member with a conductor end, wherein the conductor ends of the pair of conductor members are separated by a gap, a middle member mounted on the base member, a switch member adapted to establish and disestablish an electrical connection between the conductor ends of the pair of conductor members. Each of the conductor members includes an opening in which a respective protruding part is received. The protruding parts are provided on and extend from the middle member so that the conductor members are electrically isolated and protected from the surrounding environment around the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Mats Johansson, David Karlén
  • Patent number: 8305170
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention discloses an electromagnetic switching device including a housing including a mounting side and a connector side opposite the mounting side. The connector side includes one first and second main connection area for connecting first and second main lines to first and second fixed main contacts disposed in the interior of the housing. In the interior of the housing, movable main contact bridges are disposed via which one main current path each main current path includes one of the first fixed main contacts, one of the second fixed main contacts, and one of the main contact bridges. The main connection areas are located opposite one another. One first and one second central area are disposed between the main connection areas. The central areas each extend from the first to the second main connection area. The central areas are elevated relative to the main connection areas and disposed next to one another viewed from the first to the second main connection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bardo Koppmann, Peter Schlegl, Norbert Zimmermann
  • Publication number: 20120262256
    Abstract: An operation input device includes an operation member that includes an operation surface having an outer edge part and is configured to be displaced downward by an input operation force exerted on the operation surface, a yoke attached to the operation member, a coil that detects a position of the operation member based on a position of the yoke and outputs a signal corresponding to an amount in which the operation member is displaced downward, and an engagement part that is positioned below the operation member and configured to contact the operation member at a contact position immediately below the outer edge part of the operation member. The engagement part is configured to constrain the operation member so that the operation member is not displaced further downward than the contact position when the engagement part contacts the operation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi FURUKAWA, Takayuki Numakunai, Kensuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 8159321
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a production method for an electromagnetic switching device includes the following steps in the sequence listed: producing a one-piece switching chamber, producing a contact bridge carrier and equipping the contact bridge carrier with movable contact bridges, wherein the contact bridges include a plurality of primary contact bridges and at least one auxiliary contact bridge; inserting the contact bridge carrier equipped with the movable contact bridges into the switching chamber; inserting partition elements into the switching chamber so that each partition element is arranged between a bridge contact point of one of the primary contact bridges and a bridge contact point of one of the auxiliary contact bridges, and equipping the switching chamber with fixed primary counter-contact points; fixing primary covers to the switching chamber so that the primary covers cover the primary counter-contact points and fix the partition elements in the switching chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Georg Bollinger, Johann Drexler, Alexander Keintzel, Peter Schlegl
  • Patent number: 8138864
    Abstract: A circuit interrupter includes a housing having a molded case made of liquid crystal polymer. Separable contacts are disposed within the housing. An operating mechanism is disposed within the housing and is structured to open and close the separable contacts. A trip mechanism is disposed within the housing and is structured to cooperate with the operating mechanism to trip open the separable contacts. The trip mechanism includes an electronic trip circuit and a rigid, conductive base providing a ground to the electronic trip circuit. The rigid, conductive base is insert molded to a portion of the molded case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick W. Mills, Richard G. Benshoff, James M. McCormick
  • Patent number: 8134429
    Abstract: An electrical appliance designed according to the principle of a fork connection, and into which a contact element is insertable between two contact clips. In the event of high currents, such as those which can occur in the event of short circuits in a load which is connected to the fork connection, magnetic forces counteract current constriction forces, thus allowing higher currents to be carried through the connection without the contact clips being bent apart from one another in the process. This is achieved in that a magnetic field caused by a current is concentrated in a particularly advantageous manner for production of forces which draw the two clip contacts together with the aid of a part at least partially composed of a ferromagnetic material, one of which in at least one embodiment, is arranged between the contact clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Harling
  • Patent number: 8134428
    Abstract: A circuit breaker and method includes a mechanical pole moveable between a latched position and an unlatched position to open an electrical connection between a pair of electrical contacts. An electronic tripping device is configured to respond to a sensor signal. The sensor signal is output from a condition sensor wherein upon receiving the sensor signal the electronic tripping device trips the mechanical pole into the unlatched position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell T. Watford, Kevin Miller
  • Patent number: 7990239
    Abstract: At least one electrical contactor is provided that includes a fixed contact and a movable contact. The fixed contact includes a center leg and first and second arms that extend in opposite directions from the center leg. The movable contact associated with each fixed contact includes first and second blades positioned on opposite sides of the center leg. The first and second blades extend parallel to the center leg of the fixed contact such that when current flows through the electrical contactor, the current flow creates a force to push the first and second blades into the first and second arms of the fixed contact. The electrical contactor includes an actuating arrangement having a pair of cam members. The movement of the cam members causes pegs on each of the first and second blades to travel within the cam channel, thus opening and closing the contactor arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: M&FC Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Brown, William R. Mazza, Jr., Oliver Burstall, Alan Syrop
  • Patent number: 7986203
    Abstract: A multi-pole circuit breaker and method include at least two breaker modules including circuit breakers therein. The circuit breakers include a moveable arm configured to connect and disconnect contacts therein. The at least two modules including armatures connectable to the moveable arms of each of the at least two modules. A center module connects the at least two modules. The center module includes an actuator and a beam connected to the actuator at a mid-portion. The beam connects to each armature of the at least two modules wherein under a trip condition the actuator displaces the beam to simultaneously trip the at least two modules using the armatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell T. Watford
  • Patent number: 7973625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an auxiliary contact block. The auxiliary contact block comprises a housing and a tool free latching mechanism. The tool free latching mechanism further comprising a stationary member integral to the housing and a latching bar. The latching bar comprising a button in communication with a moveable member by a central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Namitha Chandrappa, Subramanyan Ananthakrishnan, G. Kalyana Sundaram, Pedro Jose Riera
  • Publication number: 20110121926
    Abstract: To provide an electromagnetic relay having a reduced size, high conductivity, a high insulating performance between two fixed contact terminals and between each of the fixed contact terminals and backstop, a small number of factors causing a failure, and high reliability of electric contact. An electromagnetic relay has an electromagnetic block provided with a movable contact spring 14 swung by current flowing in a coil, two fixed contact terminals 22 and 22? each having a fixed contact, a backstop 23 having two movable contact abutment portions, and a base block 2 for retaining the above components. The base block 2 has a base portion 20 having substantially a rectangular shape, fixed contact terminal retaining portions 21 and 21? extending vertically from two opposing sides of the rectangle so as to retain the two fixed contact terminals, and a backstop retaining portion 24 extending vertically from the center portion of one of the remaining two opposing sides of the rectangle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: NEC TOKIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuto Kojima, Kei Chiba, Kouichi Mutou
  • Patent number: 7924124
    Abstract: Electrical switching device, especially a high-frequency switching device, with at least one oblong electrical switching element, which is arranged with one contact end between two fixed-contact elements spaced a transverse distance from one another and can be moved by two adjustment elements forming a transverse movement drive transversely to a longitudinal direction optionally towards the one or the other fixed-contact element. The adjustment elements are disposed laterally alongside the switching element and can be moved transversely to and from the switching element. In order to improve the transverse movement drive for the switching element, the switching element-comprises magnetic material, wherein the adjustment elements are formed by magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Leipold, Helmut Hingrainer, Alexander Bayer
  • Patent number: 7902948
    Abstract: A switching device, in particular a power switching device, has two pairs of series-connected switching contacts for interrupting a conducting path and at least one quenching packet, disposed near the pairs of switching contacts, for quenching the arcs occurring when the conducting path opens. The pairs of switching contacts are arranged such that their opening paths are substantially mutually parallel or antiparallel. The pairs of switching contacts are connected in series such that the same current flowing in both arcs flows spatially in the same direction. The quenching packet is disposed in the area between the opening paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Carsten Lüders
  • Patent number: 7868720
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed relay is provided having two circuits therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation India, Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Victor Bush, Naveen Samuel Jesuraj
  • Publication number: 20100295639
    Abstract: A structure of a spring has a supporting member, an actuating member that is rotatably supported to the supporting member by a first supporting axis at a portion near a center, and a plurality of interlocking members that are each provided on both sides of the first supporting axis, that are rotatably supported to the supporting member by a second supporting axis, and that are rotatably coupled to the actuating member. Each point of action of the interlocking members is defined at a portion that is closer to the first supporting axis than to the coupled portion of the second supporting axis and the actuating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawabata, Yusuke Yamaji, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tomomi Serikawa, Tatsuo Shinoura
  • Patent number: 7830231
    Abstract: A circuit breaker includes separable contacts, an operating mechanism structured to open and close the contacts, and a trip unit cooperating with the operating mechanism to trip open the contacts. The trip unit includes a sensor structured to sense current flowing through the contacts, a processor structured to output a trip signal responsive to the sensed current, and a trip actuator. The trip actuator includes a housing including a recess, a coil within the recess, the coil having an opening therethrough, a magnet within the recess, a thermoplastic bushing including a conduit therethrough, the thermoplastic bushing being coupled to the housing, and an armature disposable within the opening of the coil and slidably disposed within the conduit of the thermoplastic bushing. The magnet attracts the armature toward the housing. A spring biases the armature away from the housing, in order to cause the operating mechanism to trip open the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Harry James Carlino, Lloyd Allen Maloney, Joseph Bell Humbert, Martha Suryani
  • Publication number: 20100271155
    Abstract: In an electromagnetic switch for an auxiliary-rotation starter according to the present invention, the magnetic bypass core is disposed at a place that is an air gap portion, in a magnetic circuit, through which the plunger moves due to magnetic attractive force produced by energizing the attraction coil and the holding coil and that is between the outer circumference of the plunger and the inner circumference of the bobbin, in such a way that one end thereof makes contact with one end of the case and the other end thereof faces the end of the core by the intermediary of an air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naohito Kaneda, Taehyun Kim, Koichiro Kamei, Noriaki Moriyama, Mitsuru Tsukima
  • Patent number: 7777601
    Abstract: A movable contacting device in a circuit breaker comprises: a crossbar linked with the opening/closing mechanism and carried so as to pivot cooperatively with the opening/closing mechanism; a movable contact arm engaged, so as to cooperational with the crossbar, with a shaft fitted into a mutually opposing recesses in the crossbar; and a movable contact arm support fixed to the case accomodating the opening/closing mechanism and having mutually opposing through-holes through which the shaft is passed; and the movable contact being configured so that the movable contact slides between surfaces of movable contact arm support having the mutually opposing through-holes; and the construction of a single-pole portion of the movable contact arm is constituted by arranging in parallel two movable contact arm members each having a movable contact at one end, and in a shaft-supporting portion at the other end, an elastic member is sandwiched between the two movable contact arm members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kakisako, Hitoshi Ito, Kozo Maeta, Masanori Kawamura, Shigeki Koumoto
  • Patent number: 7646270
    Abstract: A spring assembly is provided for a yoke assembly of an electrical switching apparatus including a housing, separable contacts enclosed by the housing, and an operating mechanism structured to open and close the separable contacts. The operating mechanism includes a pole shaft. The yoke assembly is coupled to the pole shaft and is movable among first and second positions corresponding to the separable contacts being closed and open, respectively. The spring assembly includes a number of first springs having a first spring rate and being coupled to the yoke assembly, and a number of second springs having a second spring rate and being coupled to the yoke assembly. The second spring rate is different than the first spring rate. The number of first springs and the number of second springs bias the yoke assembly toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Yuri Spitsberg, Robert M. Slepian, Perry R. Gibson, David A. Parks, Douglas C. Marks, Paul R. Rakus, Nathan J. Weister, Henry A. Wehrli, III
  • Patent number: 7612639
    Abstract: There is provided a relay module including: a power lead part connected to a power source; a connector lead part connected to a load; a relay switch interposed between the power lead part and the connector lead part, and electrically connected thereto; a control member for controlling the relay switch; and a molded part sealing at least ends of the power lead part and the connector lead part near the control member, the relay switch, and the control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hirohiko Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 7579934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power breaker for switching electrical loads having a parallelepipedal shape having four longitudinal sides lying in the longitudinal direction (LQ) of the parallelepiped, a first transverse side and an opposing second transverse side, an electromagnetic coil having a longitudinal axis (LS), an input connection, an output connection, and a moving contact path that is electrically connected to the input connection or the output connection. The invention also relates to power supply assembly arrangement for switching an electrical current between an external power supply line and at least one load where the moving contact path and the coil are arranged longitudinally parallel to one another in the longitudinal direction (LQ) of the parallelepipedal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Müller
  • Publication number: 20090206966
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch for use in actuating a starter for automotive vehicles is provided. The switch includes fixed contacts, a moving contact, and a plunger shaft. The moving contact is joined to a plunger shaft through an insulator. The plunger shaft is to be moved magnetically to bring the moving contact into abutment with the fixed contact to establish electric communication between the fixed contact. The switch also includes a rotation holder working to hold the moving contact and the insulator from rotating relative to each other. Use of the rotation holder results in a decrease in wear of the insulator. This eliminates the need for the insulator to have an additional thickness which would be worn down, thus permitting the insulator to be reduced in thickness to shorten the overall length of the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hirabayashi, Tadahiro Kurasawa, Shinji Usami
  • Publication number: 20090206965
    Abstract: In a solenoid switch according to the invention, a magnetic plate is disposed on one side of a solenoid coil in an axial direction of the solenoid coil. A contact cover is arranged with the magnetic plate interposed between the contact cover and the solenoid coil in the axial direction. First and second fixed contacts are received in the contact cover and respectively electrically connected to first and second terminals that are to be electrically connected to an electric circuit. A resistor is electrically connected between the first and second terminals to limit current flowing through the electric circuit when the first and second fixed contacts are electrically disconnected by a movable contact. The resistor is received in the contact cover and interposed between the magnetic plate and the first and second fixed contacts in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masami Niimi
  • Patent number: 7557683
    Abstract: A switching device for a transfer switch has a pivotal body, a solenoid, a resilient pushing device and a main spring. The pivotal body has a pivotal axis, a first recess, a second recess and a connecting axis. The first and second recesses are defined adjacent to each other. The connecting axis is defined between the first and second recesses. The solenoid is connected to the pivotal body with a lever and has a driving shaft with a center line. The main spring has a connecting end being connected to the pivotal body at a point on the connecting axis. The lever has a center line. The connecting end of the main spring connected to the connecting axis is offset to the center line of the lever when the center line of the lever aligns with the center line of the driving shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Kutai Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun-Fa Wang
  • Patent number: 7551049
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch for use in actuating a starter for automotive vehicles is provided. The switch includes fixed contacts, a moving contact, and a plunger shaft. The moving contact is joined to a plunger shaft through an insulator. The plunger shaft is to be moved magnetically to bring the moving contact into abutment with the fixed contact to establish electric communication between the fixed contact. The switch also includes a rotation holder working to hold the moving contact and the insulator from rotating relative to each other. Use of the rotation holder results in a decrease in wear of the insulator. This eliminates the need for the insulator to have an additional thickness which would be worn down, thus permitting the insulator to be reduced in thickness to shorten the overall length of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Hirabayashi, Tadahiro Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 7541899
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multi-pole circuit breaker and an apparatus for preventing deformation of a driving shaft thereof. The multi-pole circuit breaker includes: a plurality of single pole breaking units having a pair of fixed contactors, a movable contactor, and shafts; a switching mechanism disposed on a certain one of the plurality of single pole breaking units; a pair of driving shafts connected to each shaft; and a driving shaft deformation prevention unit disposed between the single pole breaking unit, spaced relatively far from the switching unit among the plurality of single pole breaking units, and the adjacent single pole breaking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: LS Industrial Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byoung-Soo Ahn
  • Patent number: 7538644
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-pole circuit breaker. The multi-pole circuit breaker includes: a substrate disposed between the single pole breaking unit, spaced relatively far from the switching mechanism as compared to the other single pole breaking units among the plurality of single breaking units, and the adjacent single pole breaking unit; a link mechanism rotatably supported on the substrate; and springs having one ends supported by the substrate and the other ends supported by the link mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: LS Industrial Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki-Hwan Oh