With Housing Or Support Means Patents (Class 335/202)
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8859918
    Abstract: A position indicator for a circuit breaker is provided. A circuit breaker housing assembly body has an alignment surface. The position indicator includes an indicator member having an alignment surface and an elongated spacer member. The indicator member is movably coupled to the circuit breaker housing assembly adjacent a terminal screw with the spacer member generally aligned with the terminal screw. The indicator member is structured to move between a first position, wherein the alignment surface is not aligned with the housing assembly body alignment surface, and a second position, wherein the alignment surface is aligned with the housing assembly body alignment surface. The spacer member engages the terminal screw and, if the terminal screw is in a terminal screw first position, the spacer member prevents the indicator member from moving into the indicator member second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: James Patrick Sisley, Richard Paul Malingowski, Craig Joseph Puhalla, Kelly Julia McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20140300434
    Abstract: In some aspects, a relay assembly having an exhaust cover is provided. The relay assembly can include a housing, a relay enclosed within the housing, and the exhaust cover. The exhaust cover can be positioned in an opening of the housing that is adjacent to the relay. The exhaust cover can move in a direction away from the relay in response to a pressure generated inside the housing by the relay being communicated to the exhaust cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Ernest A. Sforza, John Guthier
  • Patent number: 8853572
    Abstract: An electric switch is disclosed including an at least two-part housing including a first housing part, a second housing part connected to the first housing part and including at least one pole cartridge which is enclosed by the two-part housing and is preassembled in the second housing part. In at least one embodiment, the first housing part is connected to the pole cartridge with the aid of at least one fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Ahlert, Marc Liebetruth, Katja Manthey
  • Publication number: 20140285040
    Abstract: An electromagnetic switch is provided which includes: a coil generating magnetomotive force; a frame accommodating the coil and generating a flux path; a resin cover covering an opening of the frame; and a current-supply terminal member energizing the coil. The current-supply terminal member includes: a blade-shaped terminal whose end is connected to the coil and whose another end is drawn out of the resin cover in the axial direction of the electromagnetic switch; and a plate-shaped external connection terminal whose end is joined to an end of the blade-shaped terminal and whose another end is drawn out in the direction intersecting the axial direction. A portion between the ends of the external connection terminal is insert-molded in a terminal anchor block provided with the resin cover. A female terminal of a power supply connector provided at an electric supply line is fitted and electrically connected to the external connection terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masami NIIMI, Mitsuhiro MURATA, Kiyokazu HARUNO
  • Publication number: 20140253268
    Abstract: A cover assembly for an automatic transfer switch (ATS) is provided. The ATS includes an operator-panel portion and a pole-assembly portion, wherein the operator-panel portion comprises at least one solenoid and associated wiring. The cover assembly includes and operator-panel cover and a pole-assembly cover. The operator-panel cover is configured to cover the operator-panel portion such that the at least one solenoid and associated wiring are substantially enclosed, the operator-panel cover comprising a first plurality of ventilation louvers for heat dissipation. Further, the pole-assembly cover is configured to cover the pole-assembly portion, the pole-assembly cover comprising a second plurality of ventilation louvers for heat dissipation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ASCO POWER TECHNOLOGIES, L.P.
    Inventors: Devanand Ramchandra Gole, Sachin Vinodchandra Shah
  • Publication number: 20140253269
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay has a base having an upper surface, an electromagnet block, formed by inserting an iron core through a through hole of a spool wound with a coil, mounted on the upper surface of the base such that a shaft center of the iron core is parallel to the base, and a casing fitted to the base to cover the electromagnet block. Guard portions provided on both sides of the spool are held between the base and the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hideto Yamauchi, Yoshiaki Mimura, Hironori Sanada
  • Publication number: 20140251497
    Abstract: A Hall effect grain level switch is positioned adjacent a grain fill opening at an upper portion of a grain enclosure. A Hall-voltage generator is coupled to the housing in a fixed position. An elongate member is pivotably coupled to the housing with the magnet being mounted adjacent a proximal end of the elongate member. A grain contact member is coupled adjacent a distal end of the elongate member. The Hall-voltage generator and magnet are positioned adjacent each other to provide a first output signal state when the elongate member extends vertically in a rest position. The Hall-voltage generator and magnet are distanced from each other to provide a second output signal state when the elongate member is pivoted to a non-vertical switched position in response to grain moving the contact member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: CTB, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Stephen MULLEN, Brent J. Bloemendaal
  • Publication number: 20140232495
    Abstract: A relay assembly comprises a relay mounted on a board. The relay may be a single or individual relay or a polyphasic relay. The relay has a housing and at least one dip solder pin extending from the housing and soldered to a circuit board. The relay is mounted on the circuit board via at least one fastening clip having a fitting part fitted into a hole in the housing, a latching part latched to a bore in the board, and a central flange between the fitting part and the latching part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Joerg GASSMANN, Soeren HEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20140232494
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Jin LEE
  • Publication number: 20140202415
    Abstract: A solenoid switch for a vehicle starter includes a housing defining an axial direction and a circumferential direction, a cap carrying a pair of contact studs, a solenoid core mounted in the housing in front of the cap, and an elastic element clamped between the front end of the cap and the solenoid core. The housing defines first retention portions at first circumferential with the first retention portions being separated from each other in the circumferential direction. The front end of the cap is fixedly clamped at the first circumferential locations between the first retention portions and a flange which is formed by radially inwardly crimping a back end of the housing. The front end of the cap is pushed against the flange by the elastic element at second circumferential locations each defined between two neighboring first circumferential locations. A vehicle starter includes the solenoid switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Automotive Products (Changsha) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: William Wang, Jiang Zhao, Guojun Chen
  • Publication number: 20140202416
    Abstract: A solenoid switch for a vehicle starter is disclosed, which comprises a housing defining an axial direction; a cap carrying a pair of contact studs, the cap having a front end which is fixed in the housing; a solenoid core mounted in the housing in front of the cap; and an elastic element having a maximum (extreme) allowance compression in the axial direction, the elastic element being compressed between the cap and the solenoid core in the axial direction by an elastic pre-compression amount which is smaller than the maximum allowance compression; wherein the solenoid core is supported by the housing at its front side and is supported by the elastic element at its back side. A vehicle starter comprising such a solenoid switch is also disclosed. Axial bouncing of the cap can be reduced by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Automotive Products (Changsha) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia Guo, Jiang Zhao, Zebiao Tian
  • Publication number: 20140167891
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric switching apparatus (1) comprising: a switching unit (10) having: an electromagnetic actuator (12) to command opening and/or closing of electric contacts (11), mechanical latching means (15) designed for connection of a detachable add-on unit (20), said latching means, in a first operating position, enabling fixing of said add-on unit on said switching unit, The switching apparatus comprises electric power supply means designed to supply power to the electromagnetic actuator (12) and being arranged to operate in a manner that is dependent on the position of the latching means (15). The electric power supply means are inoperational when the latching means are not in the first operating position, the actuating coil (17) of the electromagnetic actuator (12) not being able to be supplied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventor: Charles BLONDEL
  • Publication number: 20140159837
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay includes a first stationary contact; a second stationary contact that is aligned with the first stationary contact in a first direction; a first movable contact that is movable toward/away from the first stationary contact in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a second movable contact that is movable toward/away from the second stationary contact in the second direction; and a first permanent magnet and a second permanent magnet that face each other. A first contact part, formed by the first stationary contact and the first movable contact, and a second contract part, formed by the second stationary contact and the second movable contact, are interposed between the first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet in the first direction. The first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet extend in a third direction, which is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Hiraiwa, Yasushi Saito, Yuki Kakoiyama, Yanfeng Wu
  • Patent number: 8742875
    Abstract: A contactor has a frame including a base unit, a coil provided on the base unit and including input terminals, and a module including a circuit board for electrically controlling the coil, the circuit board including input terminals for power supply and output terminals for providing an electrical connection to the coil. The contactor further includes a fastening device arranged for mechanically and electrically connecting one of the output terminals to a corresponding input terminal of the coil, and the module is designed such that the fastening device connects the output terminal of the circuit board to the input terminal of the coil while at the same time the module is connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Anders Eriksson, David Karlén, Lars Eriksson, Ove Coman
  • Publication number: 20140118097
    Abstract: In an electromagnetic relay, terminal slits into which a coil terminal connected to a coil, a fixed contact terminal to which a fixed contact is attached, and a movable contact terminal electrically connected to a movable contact are inserted into is formed in a base, and the base is formed with ventilation holes used to discharge gas generated in an internal space and discharge vapor generated in the internal space. The ventilation holes are formed so as to be connected with the terminal slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., MITSUBA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Takahashi, Hiroyuki Mori, Yoshiki Noro, Tsutomu Fukui
  • Publication number: 20140106580
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a relay able to reduce a receiving space in a fitting direction between a terminal and a terminal fitting. A relay includes: a relay main body of which outer shape is in a rectangular parallelepiped shape; and four plate-shaped terminals projected from the relay main body and configured to be fitted with terminal fittings 4. The relay main body includes: an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other; two side surfaces opposite to each other; and two side surfaces opposite to each other. Four terminals are projected from the upper surface and bent at right angle two times so that tips of these terminals are opposite to the side surfaces. The tips of the two terminals are opposite to one side surface, and the tips of the remaining two terminals are opposite to the other side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Koki Sato
  • Patent number: 8698023
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to an electrical switch having a basic enclosure with an enclosure top side, an enclosure underside and at least one lateral connection side at which at least one connection contact disposed inside the enclosure of the switch is accessible for the purpose of effecting an electrical connection from outside, and a terminal cover which closes off the connection side laterally at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jan Grünwald
  • Patent number: 8692634
    Abstract: A switch device includes first and second contacting portions including first and second fixed contacting portions, first and second movable contacting portions and first and second break contacting portions, respectively, the first fixed contacting portion and the second fixed contacting portion being configured to be electrically connected to one of a power source and an electronic device while the first movable contacting portion and the second movable contacting portion are configured to be electrically connected to the other of the power source and the electronic device; and a first magnet and a second magnet configured to generate magnetic fields between the first fixed contacting portion and the first movable contacting portion and between the second fixed contacting portion and the second movable contacting portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Yuba, Daiei Iwamoto, SeungSeok Beak, Koichi Kiryu, Akio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8680957
    Abstract: An electromagnetic relay (1) is formed by assembling a drive part (30), mobile body (50) that moves when the drive part (30) is driven, and a plurality of contact mechanisms (60, 70) that switch the contact and separation of contacts (61d, 62d, 71d, 72d) by the movement of the mobile body (50) in a body (40). Furthermore, a partition wall (21) is provided inside a case (20), which is fitted over the body (40), and a latching part (42) is provided in a location on the body (40) corresponding to the partition wall (21). In the state where the case (20) is fitted over the body (40), the front end of the partition wall (21) is latched to the latching part (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Kato
  • Publication number: 20140077908
    Abstract: The power shut-off unit is equipped with two relays (2) connected to an external circuit, and a tabular baseplate (6). Multiple auxiliary electronic components (7) are mounted on the baseplate (6). The relays (2) are held so as to float over a mounting surface (13) via a pair of retaining members (8). A distance (d) equal to or greater than the thickness of the baseplate (6) is maintained between the relays (2) and the mounting surface (13). The baseplate (6) is not directly fixed to the mounting surface (13) and is connected to the relays (2) via multiple latching members (9). Because no load is acted upon the baseplate (6) by the relays (2), the baseplate (6) can be made thin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Taisuke Isonaga