With Fuse Carrier Attachment Means Patents (Class 337/208)
  • Patent number: 10680148
    Abstract: A light-emitting device comprising: a light source; and a light guide that is optically coupled to the light source, the light guide including a plurality of first non-fluorescent light extraction elements and a plurality of second non-fluorescent light extraction elements that are printed on the light guide, each of the first light extraction elements having a reflectance that is higher than a reflectance of any of the second light extraction elements, each of the first light extraction elements having a light transmittance that is lower than a light transmittance of any the second light extraction elements, each of the first light extraction elements having the same shape and size as any other one of the plurality first light extraction elements, and each of the second light extraction elements having the same shape and size as any other one of the plurality of second light extraction elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Jeroen Den Breejen, Xin Zhang, Frederic Stephane Diana
  • Patent number: 10418534
    Abstract: A light-emitting device comprising: a light source; and a light guide that is optically coupled to the light source, the light guide including a plurality of first non-fluorescent light extraction elements and a plurality of second non-fluorescent light extraction elements that are printed on the light guide, each of the first light extraction elements having a reflectance that is higher than a reflectance of any of the second light extraction elements, each of the first light extraction elements having a light transmittance that is lower than a light transmittance of any the second light extraction elements, each of the first light extraction elements having the same shape and size as any other one of the plurality first light extraction elements, and each of the second light extraction elements having the same shape and size as any other one of the plurality of second light extraction elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Jeroen Den Breejen, Xin Zhang, Frederic Stephane Diana
  • Patent number: 9711275
    Abstract: A fuse box mounted on a liquid-filled transformer is disclosed. The fuse box may include one or more fuse link assemblies securing one or more fuses within a base fuse box, a fuse holder coupling the one or more fuse link assemblies within the base fuse box, wherein the one or more fuse link assemblies are pulled-up from the fuse holder by hand to remove the one or more fuse link assemblies from the base fuse box. The fuse box may include a retaining ring to fasten the fuse holder to the one or more fuse link assemblies. The fuse box may include a method for servicing a fuse box on a liquid-filled transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Virginia Transformer Corporation
    Inventor: Prabhat Jain
  • Publication number: 20140240081
    Abstract: A main body of an electronic part is supported by terminals at a position above and separated from a board surface of a printed board. Each of the terminals is composed of a supporting member made of electrically insulating material and a wiring member. Each of the wiring member has an electrode-connected portion electrically connected to an electrode formed on the main body and a land-connected portion electrically connected to a land formed in the printed board. One of the wiring members is composed of a fuse wiring member having a cut-off portion, which is melted down when excess current flows. The wiring member is outwardly expanded in a direction opposite to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru MUROWAKI, Toru ITABASHI, Yuki MIKAMI, Ryoichi SHIRAISHI, Shigeki NISHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 8638188
    Abstract: A fusible link unit includes a retaining portion that retains a frame portion of a battery. The frame portion is located at a corner portion of the battery. The retaining portion has a pair of leg portions which abut against two side surfaces forming the corner portion of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Iwata, Shoichi Nomura
  • Patent number: 8614619
    Abstract: A fuse holder, particularly for interlocked sockets and electrical apparatuses in general, includes a tray which is inserted in a seat and is adapted to accommodate a fuse. The tray is movable along a rectilinear path, having at least two positions: an active position, in which the fuse is active, and an extracted position, in which the fuse can be removed from the tray. The seat includes two elastic contact members which provide an electrical and mechanical connection of the fuse in the active position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Palazzoli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Levi
  • Patent number: 8310333
    Abstract: Modular fuse holder assemblies for configurable panelboards are specifically adapted to meet the needs of photovoltaic fuses and solar powered systems. Fuse rejection features, safety features, and remote monitoring features are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joseph James Ventura, Matthew Rain Darr, Xuecheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8169293
    Abstract: The fuse element retaining device is an L-shaped bracket having a long leg and a short leg. The short leg has a notch and a plurality of vent holes surrounding the notch. At least one clip is provided for mounting the long leg of the L-shaped bracket to a fuse holder barrel. The fuse holder barrel has a top end and a bottom end. When the long leg of the L-shaped bracket is mounted to the fuse holder barrel, the short leg is positioned with the vent holes over the bottom end of the fuse holder barrel. The vent holes are for venting propellant gases during a discharge when a fuse element blows. The notch receives a part of the fuse element from the fuse holder barrel and minimizes projectiles from the fuse element heading towards the ground at very high speeds when the fuse element blows during the discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne Hemmingway, Henry D. Henderson
  • Patent number: 8035473
    Abstract: A mounting assembly couples a current limiting fuse to an element that defines a longitudinal axis. The mounting assembly includes a mounting member on the element; a first attachment member coupled to the mounting member in a fixed position relative to the mounting member; and a second attachment member coupleable to the current limiting fuse. The first and second attachment members are configured to be attached to one another in a plurality of discreet positions about an axis that is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Frank J. Muench, Allen LeRoy Johnson, Gordon Thomas Borck, Russell John Lenz
  • Patent number: 8004384
    Abstract: Fused load interrupters have up to now used claw terminals or screw connections for connecting to horizontal busbars in a switchgear unit. Fused load interrupters have not been suitable until now for connecting to vertical busbars in switchgear units. At least one embodiment of the invention provides a fused load interrupter with plug contacts, such as are known from load interrupters with fuses, thereby allowing fused load interrupters to replace the more expensive load interrupters with fuses in switchgear units with vertical busbars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Alfred Stang
  • Patent number: 7982578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a switch disconnector comprising a housing portion, in which several pairs of blade receiving contacts assigned to each other or the like are arranged, which can be bridged by means of fuses, possibly comprising shock protection covers at least partially covering contact blades, and comprising a lid for receiving said fuses, which is provided in a manner hinged to the housing portion, wherein several receiving means in the form of slots, grooves or the like are formed at the inside of the lid, wherein one bearing cage is provided per fuse, and each bearing cage comprises a cage portion for inserting a fuse, wherein the cage portion is fit to the shape of the fuse to be inserted, and each bearing cage is provided with fasteners, which can be inserted in and snapped into predetermined receiving means for fastening the bearing cage to the lid respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Wöhner GmbH & Co. KG, Elektrotechnische Systeme
    Inventor: Alex Buettner
  • Publication number: 20110025448
    Abstract: A mounting assembly couples a current limiting fuse to an element that defines a longitudinal axis. The mounting assembly includes a mounting member on the element; a first attachment member coupled to the mounting member in a fixed position relative to the mounting member; and a second attachment member coupleable to the current limiting fuse. The first and second attachment members are configured to be attached to one another in a plurality of discreet positions about an axis that is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Frank J. Muench, JR., Allen LeRoy Johnson, Gordon Thomas Borck, Russell John Lenz
  • Patent number: 7705706
    Abstract: A plug with a replaceable fuse is provided. The plug includes an outer housing, an inner core, a pair of prongs and a pair of conductive cords. The outer housing includes a fuse uninstall button opening and an inner core install opening. The inner core is installed into the outer housing through the inner core install opening, and the inner core includes a fuse socket and a fuse uninstall button. The fuse socket has an uninstall opening. When it is intended to replace the fuse, the fuse uninstall button is pressed from the fuse uninstall button opening, the fuse is ejected or pushed out of the fuse socket by one end of the fuse uninstall button extending to the uninstall opening. When the fuse uninstall button is not pressed, the fuse uninstall button restores to the original position, such that a new fuse is installed into the fuse socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Yun Meng Yun Xi Lighting Products Co Ltd
    Inventor: Feng Ding
  • Publication number: 20090243786
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a switch disconnector comprising a housing portion, in which several pairs of blade receiving contacts assigned to each other or the like are arranged, which can be bridged by means of fuses, possibly comprising shock protection covers at least partially covering contact blades, and comprising a lid for receiving said fuses, which is provided in a manner hinged to the housing portion, wherein several receiving means in the form of slots, grooves or the like are formed at the inside of the lid, wherein one bearing cage is provided per fuse, and each bearing cage comprises a cage portion for inserting a fuse, wherein the cage portion is fit to the shape of the fuse to be inserted, and each bearing cage is provided with fasteners, which can be inserted in and snapped into predetermined receiving means for fastening the bearing cage to the lid respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Woehner GmbH & Co. KG, Elektrotechnische Systeme
    Inventor: Alex Buettner
  • Publication number: 20080303625
    Abstract: A plug with a replaceable fuse is provided. The plug includes an outer housing, an inner core, a pair of prongs and a pair of conductive cords. The outer housing includes a fuse uninstall button opening and an inner core install opening. The inner core is installed into the outer housing through the inner core install opening, and the inner core includes a fuse socket and a fuse uninstall button. The fuse socket has an uninstall opening. When it is intended to replace the fuse, the fuse uninstall button is pressed from the fuse uninstall button opening, the fuse is ejected or pushed out of the fuse socket by one end of the fuse uninstall button extending to the uninstall opening. When the fuse uninstall button is not pressed, the fuse uninstall button restores to the original position, such that a new fuse is installed into the fuse socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: HUI DONG XIE QUN LIGHTING MANUFACTURING
    Inventor: Feng Ding
  • Patent number: 7355503
    Abstract: Fuse switch having a housing for receiving contacts and a fuse holder, which has a receptacle for a fuse element, and which is mounted in the housing such that it can pivot between at least one first and one second operating position, in which the housing receives an encoding element, which is provided at least partially in the pivot region of the fuse holder, and in which the encoding element bears a flexible blocking element, which extends in the direction of the fuse holder and senses the fuse element in terms of its outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Wohner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Alex Buettner
  • Patent number: 6998954
    Abstract: A fused electrical disconnect device comprises a housing and line and load connectors extending from one side of the housing. A line buss is disposed within the housing and is electrically connected to the line connector. A load buss is also disposed within the housing and is electrically connected to the load connector. A fuse holding cartridge is removably insertable into the housing. The fuse holding cartridge includes a body and line and load terminal blades extending from one side of the body. The line terminal blade contacts the line buss and the load terminal blade contacts the load buss when the fuse holding cartridge is inserted into the housing. A load protection fuse is removably insertable between the line and load terminal blades to establish an electrical current path between the line and load terminal blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Canadian Shunt Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Edwin Milanczak
  • Patent number: 6794979
    Abstract: A fuse holder and method of building the same, the fuse holder comprising: a fuse having a pair of fuse terminals; a housing configured to accept any fuse carrier selected from a plurality of fuse carriers, the housing defining an enclosed region adapted to accept the fuse; a pair of contacts within the housing at opposite ends of the enclosed region and configured to engage the fuse terminals; and a fuse carrier selected from the plurality of fuse carriers, the fuse carrier configured to support the fuse and position the fuse terminals in the enclosed region in electrical engagement with the pair of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Madhu Sudan, Javier Gomez Martin, Jorge Vallejo, Anilkumar Dinker Pandit
  • Patent number: 6759939
    Abstract: A fuse holder comprising: a housing defining an enclosed region, the housing comprises a base and a cover, the base and cover adapted to accept differently configured cage holders within the enclosed region; a pair of contacts within the housing at opposite ends of the enclosed region and spaced to engage terminals on ends of a fuse; and a first cage holder and second cage holder configured to fit within in the housing, each cage holder of the first and second cage holders includes either a single pole cage or a plurality of pole cages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Madhu Sudan, Javier Gomez Martin, Jorge Vallejo, Anilkumar Dinker Pandit
  • Publication number: 20030201867
    Abstract: A fuse holder comprising: a housing defining an enclosed region, the housing comprises a base and a cover, the base and cover adapted to accept differently configured cage holders within the enclosed region; a pair of contacts within the housing at opposite ends of the enclosed region and spaced to engage terminals on ends of a fuse; and a first cage holder and second cage holder configured to fit within in the housing, each cage holder of the first and second cage holders includes either a single pole cage or a plurality of pole cages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Madhu Sudan, Javier Gomez Martin, Jorge Vallejo, Anilkumar Dinker Pandit
  • Patent number: 6587028
    Abstract: A fused disconnect switch assembly includes a switch housing assembly and a pull out fuse assembly. The switch housing assembly includes a housing defining a fuse receptacle, first and second terminal contacts within the housing and located adjacent the fuse receptacle, and an alarm terminal extending from the fuse receptacle to an exterior of the fuse housing. The pull out fuse assembly includes a housing, a line side terminal extending from the housing, a load side terminal extending from the housing, and a primary fuse having first and second conductive end caps. The fuse end caps are coupled to respective line side and load side terminals of the pull out fuse assembly housing, and the first and second terminal contacts of the switch housing assembly receive the load side and the line side terminal blades of the pull out fuse assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Ronald Emil Mollet, Brian Corey Hall
  • Patent number: 6531948
    Abstract: A fuse handling device for use with a fuse unit having a pair of contacts between which a fuse terminals which act as switching contacts may extend in use. The handling device comprises an actuating lever operable into a first position and a second position, a charging means operably connected to the actuating lever and a drive means operably connected to the charging means. The handling device in use is mounted on the fuse unit. The drive means attaches to the fuse and operation of the actuating lever into the first position charges the charging means to causes the drive means to extract the fuse from the pair of contacts and operation of the actuating lever into the second position charges the charging means to cause the drive means to insert the fuse into the pair of contacts. The fuse moves in a direction parallel to a plane of its switching contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Limited
    Inventor: Thomas W. Mennell
  • Patent number: 6456187
    Abstract: A breaker apparatus comprises: a breaker switch including a pair of fixed electrodes standing upright on the breaker body, a plug detachably mounted on the breaker body, and a movable electrode provided on the plug for disconnecting and connecting between both fixed electrodes by being pulled out or pushed in to the both fixed electrodes; and a fuse mounted in parallel with the breaker switch, characterized in that a locking lever is pivotably mounted on one of the breaker body and the plug and the locking lever is pivoted to the locking position where the plug is locked in the fitted state, in that the breaker body is provided with a micro switch having a swinging strip for detecting whether or not the locking lever is pivoted to the locking position so that the micro switch is activated when the tip of the locking lever pivots along the length of the swinging strip and presses the swinging strip on the way to activate the micro switch, and in that the tip of the locking lever is formed so that the length is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumoto Konda, Junji Muta, Tatsuya Sumitda, Yoshito Oka, Ichiaki Sano
  • Patent number: 6407656
    Abstract: In the breaker device, a pair of stationary electrodes 20, 21 are arranged on the front and the rear side of the protruding wall 18, that is, the pair of stationary electrodes 20, 21 are collected at one place. Therefore, the pair of stationary electrodes 20, 21 have a space round both the stationary electrodes in common. Accordingly, the size of the breaker device can be reduced. Further, when the radius of curvature of the continuity section 73 connecting the pinching pieces 71, 72 is made large, concentration of stress in the movable electrode 70 can be relieved. Therefore, the pinching forces of both the pinching pieces 71, 72 can be increased. Accordingly, it is possible to ensure a sufficiently high contact pressure between the movable electrode 70 and the stationary electrodes 20, 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumoto Konda, Junji Muta, Tatsuya Sumida, Yoshito Oka, Ichiaki Sano
  • Patent number: 6252491
    Abstract: A insulating body supports contact pins which are insulated against each other and extend from the outside through the insulating body to the inside. At the inner side which in use is enclosed in a housing of the appliance and thus is not accessible from the outside, at least one electrical fuse is located which is connected in an electrically conducting manner to the corresponding contact pin and the corresponding inner connecting member. An exchanging of the fuse wire insert is possible only from the inner side when the housing of the appliance has been opened, thus only by a skilled person. This allows a simple and low cost solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Schurter AG
    Inventor: Bruno Marbacher
  • Patent number: 5748068
    Abstract: A fuse-box which is reduced in size and which is designed so that the electric cable extends straight from the fuse-box. In the box body (21), a fuse-receiving portion (3) is provided in an upper surface of the box body (21) and electric-cable-end receiving portions (10) are produced in a lower surface of the box body (21). Further, screwing opening portions (8) are provided in opposite sides of the box body (21) so that a round terminal (17), connected to an electric cable (16) and disposed in the electric-cable-end receiving portion (10), is fixedly tightened to a screw-driven terminal (7) of the fuse (2) in the fuse-receiving portion (3) by a screw member (18). Further, an electric cable-fixing member (32) is provided so as to extend down from the box body (21) so that the electric cable (16), attached to the electric-cable-end receiving portion (10), is fixed vertically along the electric cable-fixing member (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kiyota
  • Patent number: 5742221
    Abstract: An electric power disconnection apparatus for a microwave oven which is capable of simply disconnecting the electric power supply to the system when disassembling an outer casing from a frame of a microwave oven by attaching a fuse holder to the outer casing, which includes an outer casing covering the upper portion and both sides of a frame, a fuse holder having a fuse insertion groove formed in the lower portion of the fuse holder and fixed to the outer casing, with a fuse being detachably inserted into the fuse insertion groove, and a noise filter having a plurality of power terminals formed on the surface thereof and a pair of spaced-apart fuse contact members, with the noise filter serving to prevent a noise generated inside the frame, with the both ends of the fuse electrically contacting with the fuse contact portions of the fuse contact members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoon Gun Baeg
  • Patent number: 5680088
    Abstract: A disconnection mechanism for a dark current fuse provides a connecting terminal connecting the dark current fuse, a fuse block body receiving the connecting terminal, and a fuse holder slidably engaged with the fuse block body in a direction of connecting the dark current fuse, the fuse holder provides a cutaway opening exposing a head of the dark current fuse being therein, an engaging projection disposed at an opening edge of the cutaway opening for engaging the head, and a supporting wall portion contacting a trunk of the dark current fuse. The disconnection mechanism is not necessary to store the extracted dark current fuse after a dark current fuse circuit is opened, so that there arises no possibility of missing the extracted dark current fuse, the dark current fuse can be extracted by using a puller, and the dark current fuse is surely held with being prevented from slipping off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Seki, Kenichiro Kawaguchi, Gen Oozono, Akio Sugiyama, Ryuetsu Oikawa
  • Patent number: 5594404
    Abstract: An fuse orientation device for an alarm indicating type fuse includes an orientation ring removably positionable on a cylindrical fuse body adjacent to a selected end having an axially extendable alarm indicator pin, and a fuse element holder having fuse mounting clips, a shoulder and receiving gap in the fuse holder allowing a fuse carrying the ring to be mounted in a particular orientation so that the indicator pin will cooperate with an alarm indicating circuit in the event the fuse element interrupts the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Cooper Industries
    Inventors: Lawrence R. Happ, Conrad F. Alfaro, Bruce B. Grossmann
  • Patent number: 5438310
    Abstract: A fuse box for distributing current derived from a battery through a plurality of fuses, includes a main power source box to be connected to the battery, a sub-power source box to be integrated with the main power source box, mechanical coupling for mechanically coupling the main power source box with the sub-power source box, and electrical coupling for electrically coupling the main power source box with the sub-power source box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Ikari
  • Patent number: 5384559
    Abstract: A combination plug and fuse holder with replacement fuse storage provides fuse protection. In addition, it provides a means whereby a replacement fuse of the same size and type may be conveniently stored within the plug, yet out of electrical contact, and is readily available when it becomes necessary to replace a blown fuse within the plug. The fuse plug is of molded fire-retardant plastic having three separate members that are hinged together to form an integral unit. The housing members include a base member, an overlying body member hinged to the base member, together forming a fuse-accommodating pocket, and an end member hinged to the base member and carrying one of the electrical prongs. The other electrical prong extends from the body member and the electrical cord is adapted to fit between the base and the body members. A cavity is provided within the base member parallel to the fuse-accommodating pocket in which the replacement fuse is housed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Paramount Die & Machine Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Amos Shamir
  • Patent number: 5345211
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a connection box for plural kinds of fusible links each having different dimensions wherein the connection box is constructed in such a manner as to allow the respective fusible links to be firmly fitted to the connection box with excellent stability. The connection box for plural kinds of fusible links is integrally molded of a heat-resisting synthetic resin and includes a horizontal box-shaped portion and a vertical wall portion as essential components. An opposing pair of common slots are formed through a bottom wall of the horizontal box-shaped portion while extending not only in parallel with each other but also in parallel with the opposite side walls defining a peripheral wall of the horizontal box-shaped portion. The interior of the peripheral wall is stepwise recessed so an to enable plural kinds of fusible links each having different dimensions to be received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Muramatsu, Mitsuhiko Totsuka, Toshiharu Kudo
  • Patent number: 4924203
    Abstract: A microfuse (10) with a ceramic chip (12), thick film pads (14), fusible wire (16), attached to pads (14) without solder or flux, in an insulating enclosure or fuse tube (40). Ferrules (42) are attached to metallized areas (14) with solder (44). Performance and manufacturing of fuse (10) is improved by utilizing a wire bonding technique to improve the quality of the manufacturing process and increase the reliability of the fuse, and to reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Gurevich
  • Patent number: 4771260
    Abstract: A microfuse (10) with a ceramic chip (12), thick film pads (14), fusible wire (16), attached to pads (14) without solder or flux, ceramic coating (18) and plastic body (20). External lead (24) configuration can be axial, radial or surface mount. The method of manufacturing the fuse (10) is improved by utilizing a wire bonding technique in order to improve the quality of the manufacturing process and increase the reliability in performance of the fuse and reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Gurevich
  • Patent number: 4575618
    Abstract: A heat-recoverable article which can be connected to a power supply and a switch unit which comprises a thermally-responsive member which can be thermally coupled to the article. The thermally-responsive member, when so coupled, regulates the passage of current through the article. The article heats and recovers and current through the article is regulated automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventor: Nachum Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 4508413
    Abstract: Two embodiments of a panel mount fuseholder, a bayonet-lock type or a screw type, utilize numerous common components and are adaptable to receive a variety of fuse lengths. A common body member may be provided with a contact member of longer length to receive shorter fuses, and only an extension portion need be varied to accept a bayonet lock or screw lock cap member. A common cap member is provided with a joining member freely rotatably fastened thereto by a plurality of resilient fingers cooperating with a groove in the common cap member, and has an interior surface provided with either bayonet-lock means or a screw thread, for cooperating with corresponding means on the extension portion. The joining means of the invention and the general structure of the common cap member are also applicable to connectors in general.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventor: William R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 4419569
    Abstract: A modular heating cable assembly having two cold wires extending the length thereof and a resistance heating wire interconnecting the two wires. The portion of the two wires anterior to the heating wire forms a cold lead, and an element for interrupting the circuit to the heating wire is disposed in one of the wires of the cold lead. The assembly may consist of a cold lead module and one or more heating cable modules, and the element for interrupting the current may be disposed either in the cold lead or in a separate unit disposed between the cold lead module and the heating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Bristol Corporation
    Inventor: Jerrold L. Colten