With Housing Or Support Means Patents (Class 335/202)
  • Patent number: 11139131
    Abstract: An electromechanical relay is provided with a housing, a relay assembly within the housing, and a data collection cover enclosing the relay assembly within the housing. The data collection cover includes sensing members that extend in toward the relay assembly and engage disconnect switches of the relay assembly. The sensing members transmit analog signals to an analog-to-digital converter that converts analog signals to digital signals. The cover then stores, displays and/or communicates the digital information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Malbin Jose Mendoza, Prerak N. Shah, Todd Gentile, Richard Lindo
  • Patent number: 11101092
    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. A movable armature in the solenoid includes a groove that allows the movable shaft to be inserted from a direction intersecting with the contact movement direction. The other end of the movable shaft includes a first locking part and the groove in the movable armature includes a second locking part. The movable shaft and the movable armature engage in the contact movement direction with the engagement of the first locking part and the second locking part and move integrally in the contact movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Minowa, Shingo Mori, Naoki Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11094489
    Abstract: A seal housing for an electrical device comprises a base, a cover adapted to cover an inwardly facing side of the base to form a closed chamber for accommodating components of the electrical device, and a sealing plate adapted to partially cover an outwardly facing side of the base. The sealing plate has an outward side with a profile that is shaped to divert fluid or fluid condensate formed at the outward side of the sealing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Componentes Electromecanicos Lda.
    Inventors: Louis Sandoval, Nuno Leal
  • Patent number: 10685800
    Abstract: Testable sealed and/or self-diagnosing electromagnetic or solid-state relays simplify troubleshooting of electrical circuits. The testable relay comprises a relay housing with terminals adapted to connect to a circuit and an opposing top wall with testable terminals formed as projections being flush with or extending from the top wall and being exposed for testing the relay by applying a multimeter device. A self-diagnosing relay comprises a relay housing with terminals adapted to connect to a circuit, and at least two light-emitting diodes (LEDs). One of the LED indicates the relay is energized, and another LED light is a diagnostic LED and indicates if the relay is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Edward W. Anderson, William B. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10643811
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure with a good material yield and high productivity, free of mounting failure. The terminal connection structure is provided with: a base including a terminal hole, a fixed contact terminal portion, a through hole passing through the fixed contact terminal portion along its shaft center and communicating with the terminal hole, and a conductive film formed in a continuous manner on an inner circumferential surface of the terminal hole, an inner circumferential surface of the through hole, and an exposed surface of the fixed contact terminal portion; and a touch piece press-fitted into the terminal hole and electrically connected to the fixed contact terminal portion via the conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Seiki Shimoda, Masaaki Abe
  • Patent number: 10460885
    Abstract: A guard member is for an electrical switching apparatus of an electrical system. The electrical system includes at least one electrical conductor. The electrical switching apparatus is structured to move from a CLOSED position to an OPEN position in response to a trip condition. The electrical switching apparatus has a terminal end coupled to the electrical conductor. The guard member includes a body having a receiving portion structured to receive the electrical conductor, and a coupling portion extending from the receiving portion and being structured to be coupled to the terminal end. The coupling portion has a number of thru holes in order to dissipate heat generated by the electrical switching apparatus moving from the CLOSED position to the OPEN position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Luis Enrique Betances Sansur, Sandy Omar Jimenez Gonzalez, James Gerard Maloney
  • Patent number: 10430368
    Abstract: An automation device has a main module and an interchangeable connection module in which a fieldbus port of the automation device is located. The automation device is characterized in that the interchangeable connection module contains a non-volatile memory which can be read out by the main module of the automation device. A method for operating the automation device includes the steps of connecting a main module of the automation device with a connection module, reading the non-volatile memory of the connection module, detecting any incompatibilities between the main module and the connection module, and placing the automation device in operation if no incompatibilities are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gorm Rose, Marc Strünkmann, Georg Kulturidi
  • Patent number: 10340643
    Abstract: A charging connector comprising: a pair of power supply terminals for pinching power supply terminals of a Type-C plug connector complying with the USB connector standard from both sides, and a pair of grounding terminals and for pinching qrounding terminals of the plug connector from both sides; wherein the power supply terminals and the grounding terminals are configured by fork terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HORIZON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Imai, Yasuhiro Imai, Sergii Leontiev
  • Patent number: 10236150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a molded-case circuit breaker for direct current (DC), and more particularly, to a molded-case circuit breaker for DC in which a connecting conductor for connecting terminals in the DC circuit breaker is configured as an assembly unit and contained in a terminal receiving portion to improve insulation performance and assemblability and reduce occupied space. There is provided a molded-case circuit breaker for DC that contains a plurality of interruption units, the DC circuit breaker including a terminal connecting unit that connects terminals of adjacent interruption units, the terminal connecting unit being placed within a terminal receiving portion on the front or rear of an outer casing of the circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyunghwan Oh
  • Patent number: 10173715
    Abstract: A stator is fixed to a frame of an electric motor. A rotor is rotatably mounted to the frame to face the stator in a radial direction. A heat sink, to which a control substrate is attached, is mounted in an opening of the frame. A motor cover is attached to a front end of the frame to cover the heat sink. An adhesive groove, which has a fixed depth and is filled with an adhesive, is formed on the front end. A joining portion is formed on the rear end of the motor cover, and is inserted into the adhesive groove is an axis of rotation direction to join the motor cover with the frame in a liquid-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jirou Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10096814
    Abstract: The present description discloses a battery pack capable of being detachably attached to an apparatus including an apparatus terminal having a flat plate-like shape by sliding the battery pack in a sliding direction along the apparatus terminal. The battery pack includes a battery terminal capable of engaging with the apparatus terminal so as to be electrically connected therewith. The battery terminal includes a pair of elastic clamping pieces configured to receive the apparatus terminal when the battery pack is attached to the apparatus and to clamp the apparatus terminal from both sides of the apparatus terminal. In the battery pack, the pair of the elastic clamping pieces extends in a direction perpendicular to the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Naito
  • Patent number: 10064296
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes a housing in which a containing space is provided, and a first substrate unit and a second substrate unit which are contained in the containing space and output power input from a power source on the outside of the housing with respect to a load. The first substrate unit includes a first power source input terminal including a first terminal exposed portion, and the second substrate unit includes a second power source input terminal including a second terminal exposed portion. The first terminal exposed portion and the second terminal exposed portion are fastened by a fastening member and are electrically connected along with a power source connection terminal at least a part of which is exposed to the outside of the housing and which is connected to the power source, in a state where the first and second substrate units are contained in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kubota, Hideaki Masui
  • Patent number: 10044117
    Abstract: An adaptor assembly is provided. The adaptor assembly is structured to allow a cable of a first amperage to be coupled to, and placed in electrical communication with, a terminal of a different amperage. That is, an adaptor assembly includes a lug body and an adaptor body. The adaptor body is coupled to, and in electrical communication with, the lug body. The lug body includes a cable passage, wherein said cable passage has a cross-sectional area corresponding to a cable of a first amperage. The adaptor body includes a conducting surface, wherein said conducting surface has a surface area corresponding to a conductor terminal end mating surface of a second amperage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: William George Eberts, Frank Joseph Stifter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10037856
    Abstract: A guard member is for an electrical switching apparatus of an electrical system. The electrical system includes at least one electrical conductor. The electrical switching apparatus has a housing. The guard member includes a base portion structured to receive the electrical conductor, a number of coupling portions extending from the base portion and being structured to be coupled to the housing, and a plurality of petal portions extending from the base portion away from the number of coupling portions. At least one of the petal portions is orientated at an acute angle with respect to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: James Gerard Maloney, Alexis Rodriguez Rodriguez, Luis Enrique Betances Sansur
  • Patent number: 10020132
    Abstract: A terminal barrier for covering an electrical terminal of an electrical switching apparatus having a housing is provided. The terminal barrier comprises a flexible portion that is configured to flexibly bend away from a rest position after the terminal barrier is installed. The terminal barrier further comprises a wall portion configured to surround the electrical terminal to block any access to the electrical terminal from one or more sides except an access for installation of a service line wire in the electrical terminal. The terminal barrier further comprises a snap portion for snapping in place around the electrical terminal to removably attach the terminal barrier to the housing of the electrical switching apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Gustavo Cortes Rico
  • Patent number: 9916939
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a case defining an interior space. The case includes a sidewall and a cover. The sidewall defines an opening therethrough to provide access to the interior space. The electrical device also includes a power connector coupled to the case and disposed at least partially within the interior space. The power connector is coupleable to a cable extending through the opening into the interior space of the case. The electrical device further includes a shield removably coupleable to the case. The shield includes an engagement feature and a wall. The engagement feature is arranged to engage the case. The wall is arranged to at least partially cover the opening when the shield is coupled to the case such that the wall and the cable are spaced apart a distance that is less than a width of the opening when the cable is coupled to the power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tapas Ranjan Rout, Maxime Pean, Heather Ellen Pugliese, Tyler Braden Diomedi, Leonardo Dorea Mascarenhas, Suresh M, Fernando Jorge De Sousa Braga, Raquel Gallardo Alvarez, Jorge Juan Bonilla Hernandez, Yogesh Ingole, Mariusz Duda
  • Patent number: 9911558
    Abstract: An electrical switch element is disclosed. The electrical switch element includes a housing having a switch chamber, an opening to the switch chamber, electrical switch contacts arranged in the switch chamber, and at least one positive-locking counter-element extending at least partially around the opening. The electrical switch element also includes a cover having at least one positive-locking element engaging the at least one positive-locking counter-element, the cover extending over the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Haehnel, Albert Koetter, Christian Maranke, Rene Wagner, Titus Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9859081
    Abstract: A circuit breaker includes a housing having a bottom containing a first cavity, a second cavity and a trip mechanism disposed in the housing. A first terminal is electrically connected to the trip mechanism and located in the first cavity and a second terminal is electrically connected to the trip mechanism and located in the second cavity. A first terminal barrier is connected to the housing and is movable from a first position covering the first cavity to a second position at least partially exposing the first cavity and a second terminal barrier is connected to the housing and is movable from a first position covering the second cavity to a second position at least partially exposing the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Carling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Fasano
  • Patent number: 9852851
    Abstract: A circuit breaker, and method of assembling the circuit breaker, includes a circuit breaker housing defining an interior portion, and which includes a molded base and a separable cover. The molded base includes an interior surface and an exterior surface. The exterior surface of the molded base is operatively disposed outside of the interior portion of the circuit breaker housing, and the exterior surface of the base defines at least one current sensing unit receiving cavity configured to receive a current sensing unit therein. The molded base and separable cover are cooperatively disposed to surround the interior portion of the circuit breaker housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Shawn Couceiro Fonseca, Dhirendra Kumar Tiwari, Ansel O'mar Reid, Dana Edmond Foster
  • Patent number: 9773624
    Abstract: A housing assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus. The electrical switching apparatus includes an arc chute and a collar. The housing assembly comprises: a plurality of housing members comprising a first base member and a second base member, the first base member being structured to receive the collar, the second base member being coupled to the first base member and being structured to receive the arc chute. The first base member is made from a first material and the second base member is made from a second, different material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Gerard Maloney, John Thomas Clark
  • Patent number: 9603291
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element accommodated in an outer case; a control circuit board fixed to the outer case at a position away from the semiconductor element; and a shield plate provided between the semiconductor element and the control circuit board. The outer case is provided with a support having a convex portion longer than a thickness of the shield plate at a distal end thereof. The shield plate is formed with a through-hole in which the convex portion of the support passes through. The shield plate is fixed to the support with a fixing device engaging with the convex portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shin Soyano
  • Patent number: 9564280
    Abstract: An interlock assembly for a circuit breaker prevents inadvertent installation or removal of the circuit breaker from a circuit breaker panel while current is flowing. The interlock assembly cooperates with the circuit breaker panel to physically prevent the circuit breaker from being inserted into the circuit breaker panel until the circuit breaker is put into a tripped state. Likewise, the interlock assembly cooperates with the circuit breaker panel to physically prevent the circuit breaker from being taken out of the circuit breaker panel until the circuit breaker is put into a tripped state. This ensures that the circuit breaker will not be inadvertently installed or removed from the circuit breaker panel while current can immediately flow or is flowing through the circuit breaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad R. Mittlestadt
  • Patent number: 9552948
    Abstract: A sealed contact device having a small number of components and high productivity. In the sealed contact device a ring-shaped flange portion extending laterally from a lower opening edge part of a metallic case is welded and integrated with an upper surface of a plate-shaped yoke to form an internal space and a stationary contact and a moving contact are opposed to each other in the internal space so as to enable approach/separation. A ring-shaped projection provided along a lower surface of the ring-shaped flange portion is integrated with the upper surface of the plate-shaped yoke by resistance welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Shima, Masaki Mori, Takuma Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9543101
    Abstract: An electromagnetic contactor includes: a lower frame having an accommodation space therein; a bobbin having a fixed core, and accommodated in the lower frame; a movable core inserted into the bobbin so as to be moveable up and down; a spring installed between the bobbin and the movable core, and configured to provide an upward restoration force to the movable core; and a ‘b’ contact switch installed at one side of the bobbin, wherein a button for operating a switch lever of the ‘b’ contact switch is provided at a movable core plate positioned above the movable core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Il Jang
  • Patent number: 9543085
    Abstract: A non-fusible switch assembly including a line base assembly is disclosed. Line base assembly includes a load bus connector assembly with single-piece lug body, first and second load lugs formed in the lug body, and load-side sliding nuts slidably received in first and second load-side slide features, and load-side stationary contacts positioned directly underneath of the first and second load lugs within a projected footprint of the lug body. Line base assemblies, load lug connector assemblies and methods of operating a line base assembly are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Holland, Thomas Jameson
  • Patent number: 9508513
    Abstract: A coaxial RF switch optoelectronic indicator comprising a light-emitting diode (LED), a photo sensor, and a shutter assembly wherein the shutter assembly interacts with the soft-iron rocker in the switch and causes the optical path between the LED and photo-sensor to open or close, corresponding to the states (connected or disconnected) of an RF channel in the switch, providing an indicator means to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Magvention (Suzhou), Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Shen
  • Patent number: 9416891
    Abstract: In an electromagnetic actuator for a solenoid valve, the electromagnetic actuator has a magnetic coil and a first electrical connector adapted to receive a control signal which determines a switching position of the electromagnetic actuator. The electromagnetic actuator further has a second electrical connector which is provided directly on the electromagnetic actuator and is separate with respect to the first electrical connector. The magnetic coil and the first electrical connector are coupled by an electrical connection which is interrupted at the second electrical connector. Further proposed are a valve terminal having at least one solenoid valve, and a module arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Bennek, Kai-Ulrich Seifer, Heiko Kurtz, Wolfgang Hess, Andreas Grau
  • Patent number: 9406473
    Abstract: A circuit breaker includes: a main body housing circuit-breaking parts; a terminal portion exposed outside the main body; a lug-type terminal block attached to the terminal portion and connecting a wire to the terminal portion; and an insulating member provided between the lug-type terminal block and the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong Yeol Cho
  • Patent number: 9389686
    Abstract: An operating device having an operating element with haptic feedback. The operating element can be actuated by an operator by means of an input member, the operating device includes two ferromagnetic planar components and a flat coil. The largest surfaces of the ferromagnetic planar components are oriented toward each other and the components can be moved relative to each other. The flat coil is disposed between the ferromagnetic components and the ferromagnetic planar components can be moved toward each other by energizing the flat coil. The movement of one of the ferromagnetic planar components can be perceptible to the tactile sense of the operator on the operating element either directly or by a coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Zoller, Thorsten Alexander Kern
  • Patent number: 9343245
    Abstract: A molded case circuit breaker, includes: a case; a power side terminal portion and a load side terminal portion formed at two sides of the case; a mounter installed at the terminal portion with a structure to enclose a terminal connector connected to the terminal portion, wherein the mounter includes: a mounting surface for mounting the terminal connector; insulation surfaces extending from two side edges of the mounting surface, and spaced from each other; and a cover surface having an opening, and formed on outer side surfaces of the insulation surfaces so as to cross the insulation surfaces and the mounting surface. Under such configuration, a regulated insulation distance can be obtained, and the terminal connector can be supported more stably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki Hwan Oh
  • Patent number: 9312087
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic contactor including: a lower body; a magnetic force generator disposed within the lower body and magnetized by electric power transferred from outside to perform suctioning operation; a crossbar coupled to an upper portion of the magnetic force generator and provided with a movable contact to be lifted or lowered; a pair of separable upper bodies each being provided at one side thereof with a stationary contact and an auxiliary stationary contact and respectively coupled to upper opposite ends of the lower body such that the movable contact and auxiliary movable contacts are placed therein, facing ends of the upper bodies being coupled to each other inside the upper bodies so as to face each other; and a cover coupling upper ends of the upper bodies such that an upper end of the crossbar and the movable contact are exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Young-Myoung Yeon, Ki-Jeong Kwon, Young-Ho Jin, Jae-Hyuk Oh
  • Patent number: 9305718
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay, includes: a first movable contact that comes in contact with a first fixed contact; a second movable contact that comes in contact with a second fixed contact; a first elastic body that biases the first movable contact; a second elastic body that biases the second movable contact; a pressing member that presses the first elastic body and contacts the first movable contact to the first fixed contact, presses the second elastic body and contacts the second movable contact to the second fixed contact; wherein the pressing member contacts the second movable contact to the second fixed contact before contacting the first movable contact to the first fixed contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Daiei Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9214308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealing type automotive relay with a safety device in the field of automotive relays, which addresses the problems of inconvenient fuse replacement and poor sealing property of the fuse in the existing relays. The sealing type automotive relay with a safety device comprises a relay main body and a safety device. The relay main body includes a base, a casing and a weak current system and a strong current system located on the base. The casing is fixedly connected with the base. The safety device includes two fuse sockets positioned on the base and a fuse inserted between the said two fuse sockets. The top of the casing is provided with a fuse inserting hole corresponding to the said two fuse sockets. The fuse is inserted into the inserting hole. A sealing cover is provided at the port of the fuse inserting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NINGBO YINZHOU YONGLIN ELECTRON ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linhu Wang, Hewei Qian, Xiaowei Qian, Jilun Wang
  • Patent number: 9202653
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay which is provided with an armature, a moving electrode which has a moving plate and a moving contact and a fixed electrode which faces the moving electrode and has a fixed plate and a fixed contact. At least a portion of the moving plate onto which the moving contact is arranged and at least a portion of the fixed plate onto which the fixed contact is arranged are inclined in width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Natsumi Sakai, Masahiro Kaneko, Nobuo Yatsu, Takuya Uchiyama, Kohei Takahashi, Katsuaki Koshimura
  • Patent number: 9184013
    Abstract: A conductor guide member for a circuit breaker terminal assembly includes a body having at least one conductor guide surface configured and disposed to facilitate alignment between at least one terminal connection member of the terminal assembly and at least one conductor. The at least one conductor guide surface gradually slopes from a first end to a second end. The second end defines a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Soundararajan Narayanasamy, Wolfgang Meyer-Haack, Janakiraman Narayanan, Devendra Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 9178338
    Abstract: An adjustable rear stud connector is suitable for connecting a circuit breaker to a bus bar. Rear stud connectors are rotationally adjustable to contact a corresponding bus bar, while minimizing the stress applied to the rear stud connector when connected. The rear stud connector includes a rear stud, including a stud blade and a stud base, and a rear stud adapter including an adapter base and an adapter mount. The adapter base includes a plurality of connector holes for connecting the stud base to the adapter base with fasteners. The stud base includes a plurality of circumferentially extending slots, with reference to a center axis of the stud base, for connecting the stud base to the adapter base with fasteners and to allow for a degree of positional flexibility of the stud base relative to the adapter base in a circumferential direction with respect to the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Tom J. Martin, Charles W. Stanford
  • Patent number: 9053887
    Abstract: A switching device is disclosed, in particular an electrical circuit breaker, including a housing and a switching unit disposed inside the housing. In at least one embodiment, the housing includes an openable housing cover with a switching opening through which a control lever head, which can be moved between an on-position and an off-position, of a control lever for switching the switching unit projects. The switching opening includes an opening contour and the control lever head includes an outer contour, which are aligned with one another such that the control lever head in the on-position prevents any movement of the housing cover via the control lever head, and in the off-position permits a movement of the housing cover via the control lever head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Abel Alejandro Castaneda Arriaga, Ronald Cone, Reinhard Herdegen, Ekkehard Plechinger, Reinhard Steger
  • Publication number: 20150137918
    Abstract: A relay connector assembly configured to electrically connect a power supply and a load includes a housing having a bottom configured to be mounted to a circuit board, the housing having contact cavities. Power contacts are received in corresponding contact cavities and held by the housing. The power contacts have relay tab ends and terminating ends having interfaces configured to be terminated to high current power conductors of either the power supply or the load. A relay is coupled to the housing. The relay has coil contacts configured to be electrically connected to a coil circuit of the circuit board used to energize the relay. The relay has relay tabs being terminated to the relay tab ends of corresponding power contacts. The relay electrically connects corresponding power contacts when the relay is energized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Martin Weber, Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Patent number: 9016309
    Abstract: A protective cover 10 is mounted to the outer surface of a yoke 2 of a canister vent solenoid valve 1 installed near a rear wheel of a vehicle body. A guide groove engaged with fringes of a yoke mounting board 3 is provided in the inner walls of opposite side plates 10b of the cover 10. On the sides of the plates 10b opposite a top plate 10a are provided mounting sections 12 projecting in a direction parallel to the guide groove. At the tips of the sections 12, there are provided claw sections 12a locking edges on the rear of the yoke 2 when the cover 10 is mounted along the groove 11 from the front of the yoke 2. The top plate 10a of the cover 10 is provided with a connector hole 13 passing through a power source connector 5 of the valve 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Ito, Satoshi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9019051
    Abstract: A movable hook portion (13) provided in a unit side coupling surface (2a) of an accessory unit (2) includes a hook portion main body (14), which is formed with a movable claw (23a) and a pressed piece (22), and a straight spring (15), slidably accommodates the hook portion main body (14) in a main body accommodation concave portion (16) formed in the unit side coupling surface (2a), and accommodates the straight spring (15) in a spring accommodation concave portion (17a) formed in the unit side coupling surface (2a) so as to be orthogonal to a sliding direction of the hook portion main body (14), with a middle portion in a length direction of the spring being engaged with the hook portion main body (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Electric FA Componenets & Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouetsu Takaya, Koji Okubo, Yasuhiro Naka, Kenji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150061797
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic contactor including: a lower body; a magnetic force generator disposed within the lower body and magnetized by electric power transferred from outside to perform suctioning operation; a crossbar coupled to an upper portion of the magnetic force generator and provided with a movable contact to be lifted or lowered; a pair of separable upper bodies each being provided at one side thereof with a stationary contact and an auxiliary stationary contact and respectively coupled to upper opposite ends of the lower body such that the movable contact and auxiliary movable contacts are placed therein, facing ends of the upper bodies being coupled to each other inside the upper bodies so as to face each other; and a cover coupling upper ends of the upper bodies such that an upper end of the crossbar and the movable contact are exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Young-Myoung Yeon, Ki-Jeong Kwon, Young-Ho Jin, Jae-Hyuk Oh
  • Patent number: 8963662
    Abstract: A system comprising a circuit interrupter configured to interrupt flow of current through a circuit during an over current condition, wherein the circuit interrupter comprises two contacts configured to remain in contact when a current flowing through the two contacts is less than a threshold value, a tripping mechanism configured to separate the two contacts when the current equals or exceeds the threshold value, and at least one of either a permanent magnet or an electrode configured to extinguish an electric arc formed between the two contacts of the circuit interrupter when the two contacts are separated, wherein the circuit interrupter does not include an arc chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thangavelu Asokan, Nalini Nanrudaiyan
  • Patent number: 8957342
    Abstract: A sealed solenoid, magnetically operated electric power switch is suitable for use as capacitor, line and load switch operating at transmission and distribution voltages that includes no dynamically moving seals through the sealed container housing the contactor portion of the switch. The sealed solenoid switch includes a magnetically operated drive system with an actuator that magnetically couples across the container wall to avoid the use of a moving or sliding seal as part of the drive system. The sealed solenoid switch may also include a ballast resistor and resistor contact located inside the sealed container to avoid another seal as part of the ballast system. A magnetic latch holds the switch in a closed position, and a spring holds the switch in the closed position, to avoid the need for an energizing current to maintain the switch in either position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Southern States LLC
    Inventors: Neil McCord, Joseph R. Rostron, Frank Blalock, Donald Swing, Roy Alexander, Kent Davey, William Horn
  • Patent number: 8947183
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a contact switching device that does not require proficiency for brazing a metal component to a through-hole of a sealed container made of ceramic, and is excellent in impact resistance. For this, there is provided a contact switching device that drives a contact mechanical portion arranged inside a sealed space to switch contacts, based on excitation and degauss of an electromagnet portion arranged outside the sealed space. Particularly, a ceramic plate (131) holding a fixed contact terminal (133) of the contact mechanical portion, and a first metal component are bonded and integrated to form the sealed space, and an outer circumferential portion of a vent pipe (134) is brazed through a metal ring portion (172a) arranged along an opening edge portion of a through-hole (131b) provided in the ceramic plate (131).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Yano, Ryuichi Hashimoto, Yasuo Hayashida, Shingo Mori
  • Patent number: 8947103
    Abstract: An inductive proximity switch for detecting the presence of an object in a monitored area includes a coil (2), a pulse source (4) for supplying the coil (2) with transmitting current pulses (S1, S2, S3) at a period (T) larger than the duration (Ts) of the transmitting current pulses, and a processing circuit (6) for generating an output signal (9) based on received voltages (Ui1, Ui2, Ui3) varying in dependence of a change of position of the object. The received voltages are induced in the coil (2) after the duration (Ts) of a transmitting current pulse by the decaying current which previously flows in the object due to the voltage induced therein by the coil. The proximity switch has a suppression circuit (13, 13a, 13b, 13c) for suppressing a signal duration lower than a predetermined perturbation time (Tc1, Tc2) in the output signal (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Optosys SA
    Inventors: Marc De Huu, Peter Heimlicher
  • Publication number: 20150015351
    Abstract: A relay in which a relay body and a light source are incorporated in a case, the light source emitting light in conjunction with operation of the relay body, wherein a light guide is provided inside an outer surface of the case, the light guide is configured to take in the light emitted from the light source, to guide the light to a portion parallel to a top panel of the case, and to spread the light in the portion parallel to the top panel, and an optical pattern is provided in at least one of a top surface and a bottom surface of the portion parallel to the top panel, the optical pattern is configured to output, the light guided in the light guide to the portion parallel to the top panel, to outside the case from a top surface of the top panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Osumi, Masayuki SHINOHARA, Hiroyuki Miyamotoi, Kazuhide HIROTA
  • Patent number: 8884729
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electromagnetic device. The electromagnetic switching device includes a housing having an opening, a top plate; side plates extending downward from the top plate; a bottom plate spaced apart from the top plate under the top plate; an opposite part which is one of the side plates facing the opening and coupled to the top and bottom plates, and a tolerance absorbing bar extending toward the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LSIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8873222
    Abstract: An electric protective switching device is configured as a modular system and includes a switching device base module including first mechanical guide elements and an installation space with electric contacts. A control module including control electronics, first mechanical elements and electric counter-contact elements is installable into the installation space. A communication module including second mechanical elements is configured as an interface between the control electronics and an electronic bus system. The control module and the communication module are connectable mechanically and electrically to the switching device base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Eaton Industries GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Dauer, Guenter Baujan, Anke Juelich
  • Publication number: 20140312998
    Abstract: A modular relay sub-assembly is provided. The modular relay sub-assembly can include a first housing portion, a second housing portion, a conductor having a first contact, and a split conductor. The second housing portion may be attached to a surface of the first housing portion. The conductor may be disposed inside a cavity formed by the two housing portions. The first contact may be accessible through a first opening in the first housing portion. The split conductor may include a first portion, a second portion, and a contact. The split conductor being disposed inside the cavity formed by the first and second housing portions. The second portion may be disposed at a position electrically isolated from the first portion. The contact of the split conductor can be accessible through a second opening in the first housing portion. The split conductor can be positioned to selectively contact the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: John David Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140312997
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a surface-mount encapsulated reed relay comprises providing metal lead-frame having conductors for connecting the relay to a circuit and insert-moulding a plastics material plate to the lead-frame so that the conductors extend through the plate and are bonded thereto. Unwanted lead-frame parts are cut away on at least one side of the plate, leaving the conductors exposed for the connection thereto of a reed relay capsule and operating coil, whereafter a housing is fitted to the plate so as to embrace the reed relay capsule and operating coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Pickering Electronics Limited
    Inventor: Graham Dale