Soldered Or Brazed Joint Patents (Class 337/232)
  • Patent number: 11295902
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor includes stacked capacitor elements. Each capacitor element includes: an anode body; a dielectric layer provided on a surface of the anode body and including a plurality of voids; a solid electrolyte layer provided on a surface of the dielectric layer; a cathode body provided on a surface of the solid electrolyte layer; and an insulating layer that includes a portion of the dielectric layer and an insulating resin filling the plurality of voids included in the portion of the dielectric layer, the insulating layer insulating and separating between an anode side and a cathode side, and the insulating layer being provided on the anode side of the dielectric layer. An anode portion adhesive resin is provided between adjacent insulating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Renki Yamazaki, Takahiro Kumakawa
  • Patent number: 10892129
    Abstract: An arc-preventing fast-breaking surge protection device is disclosed. In one of implement, surge protection device includes an arc-preventing assembly consisted of an arc-preventing catapult and an elastic element, comprising a voltage sensitive assembly, a response switch assembly, a thermosensitive element, an inner shell and an outer cover. The voltage sensitive assembly is tightly coupled with the response switch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Zhan Wang, Yuanli Pan, Xingying Huang, Moxiao Feng, Qingjie Liang, Shouning Huang
  • Patent number: 10653007
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board according to an aspect of the present invention includes a base film having insulating properties and a conductive pattern laminated to one surface side of the base film. The conductive pattern forms part of a circuit and includes at least one fuse portion having a cross section smaller than the other part. The flexible printed circuit board includes at least one opening passing through front and rear surfaces on at least one of the right and left sides of the fuse portion in a two-dimensional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsumagari, Yoshifumi Uchita, Shinichi Takase, Hirohisa Saito
  • Patent number: 10593605
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes: an insulating substrate having a circuit pattern; a semiconductor device provided on the circuit pattern; a case surrounding the semiconductor device on the insulating substrate; an external terminal electrically connecting inside and outside of the case; an inner wire electrically connecting the circuit pattern or the semiconductor device with an inner end portion of the external terminal; a sealing resin sealing the semiconductor device and the inner wire inside the case; and a lid covering an upper surface of the sealing resin, wherein the inner wire includes a fusion portion that fuses when excessive current flows, and the lid includes a scattering prevention part covering the fusion portion while securing a gap between the scattering prevention part and the upper surface of the sealing resin, and is fixed to the upper surface of the sealing resin in a region other than the scattering prevention part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Otsubo, Masayuki Ando, Kota Ohara, Takamasa Oda, Takuro Mori
  • Patent number: 8576041
    Abstract: Radial fuses for protecting an electrical circuit include a nonconductive base provided with inverted flat faces sloped obliquely relative to one another that define a wider receiving area for installation of a fuse element. Restricted freedom of movement of the fuse element is accomplished, and greater fuse reliability is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Essie Rahdar, Seong Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 8203420
    Abstract: Subminiature surface mount chip fuses include two part housings enclosing a fuse element and prefabricated end caps. The housing ends are shaped to restrict freedom of movement of the fuse element ends as the end caps are assembled to the housing. The end caps may include features to positively secure them in place and restrict relative movement of the end caps relative to the housing. Holes may be provided in the end caps that allow solder flow from a location exterior to the end caps to flow interior to the end caps to establish electrical connection with the fuse element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Sidharta Wiryana, Essie Rahdar, Tianyu Zhu
  • Publication number: 20100328020
    Abstract: Subminiature surface mount chip fuses include two part housings enclosing a fuse element and prefabricated end caps. The housing ends are shaped to restrict freedom of movement of the fuse element ends as the end caps are assembled to the housing. The end caps may include features to positively secure them in place and restrict relative movement of the end caps relative to the housing. Holes may be provided in the end caps that allow solder flow from a location exterior to the end caps to flow interior to the end caps to establish electrical connection with the fuse element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Sidharta Wiryana, Essie Rahdar, Tianyu Zhu
  • Patent number: 7570148
    Abstract: A low resistance fuse includes a fuse element layer, and first and second intermediate insulation layers extending on opposite sides of the fuse element layer and coupled thereto. The fuse element layer is formed on the first intermediate insulation layer and the second insulation layer is laminated to the fuse element layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Robert Parker, Joan L. Winnett Bender, Daniel M. Manoukian
  • Patent number: 7436284
    Abstract: A low resistance fuse includes a polymer membrane, a fuse element layer formed on the polymer membrane, and first and second intermediate insulation layers extending on opposite sides of the fuse element layer and coupled thereto. At least one of the first and second intermediate insulation layers comprises an opening therethrough, and the polymer membrane supports the fuse element layer in the opening. A heat sink, heater elements, and arc quenching media may be used in combination with the fuse, and the fuse may be fabricated with an adhesive lamination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joan Leslie Winnett Bender, Daniel Minas Manoukian
  • Patent number: 7385475
    Abstract: A low resistance fuse apparatus and methods of manufacture includes a first intermediate insulation layer, a second intermediate insulation layer, and a free standing fuse element layer independently formed and fabricated from each of the first and second intermediate insulation layers, The fuse element layer includes first and second contact pads and a fusible link extending therebetween. The first and second intermediate insulation layers extend on opposite sides of the free standing fuse element layer and are laminated together with the fuse element layer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joan Leslie Bender, Hundi Panduranga Kamath, Varinder Kumar Kalra, Daniel Minas Manoukian, Peter York So
  • Patent number: 7248141
    Abstract: In order to provide a current fuse with high solderability without containing harmful materials, solder chips containing 30 to 60 percent by weight of zinc, 0.1 to 2 percent by weight of copper, 0.1 to 1 percent by weight of nickel, and the remainder percent by weight being tin, or further containing 0.01 to 0.5 percent by weight of aluminum are inserted into the interior of the electrodes before pressing the electrodes into the ends of the substrate of the fuse, the exterior of the electrodes is heated to melt the solder chips, thereby connecting between the electrodes and the fuse wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Koa Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 6778061
    Abstract: A fuse that can be made small while improving its breaking performance. An element 3 is securely held between the two lengthwise ends of a tubular fuse casing 2 and a pair of metal plates 4 having a melting point of more than 1000° C. The ends of the fuse casing 5 are respectively pushed into caps 5 so that the caps are fitted to the fuse casing 2 in such a manner as to cover the metal plates 4. The metal plates 4 protect the caps 5 from direct exposure to an arc discharge, which occurs when the element 3 fuses due to an overcurrent. Even if the fuse casing is made small, the metal plates 4 reliably interrupt overcurrent by absorbing the energy of an arc discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Daito Communication Apparatus Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiko Nakano, Takeshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 6661331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device forming a controlled-release mechanism, the device comprising: two structural elements suitable for relative movement; and locking means suitable initially for preventing relative movement between the two structural elements, and in which the locking means comprises in combination: at least one set of complementary shape means of helical configuration associated with respective ones of the two structural elements; and a low-melting point material disposed at least in part at an interface between two parts connected respectively to the two structural elements to prevent the locking means being released, and consequently to prevent the structural elements being released, prior to said material melting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Etienne Lacroix Tous Artifices S.A.
    Inventors: Guy Valembois, Grégory Soulier
  • Patent number: 6552646
    Abstract: A capless fuse which includes a hollow fuse body, a fuse element within the fuse body and terminal pins having helical springs which are inserted into respective ones of the ends of the fuse body and directly connected to the ends and to the fuse element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Bel-Fuse, Inc.
    Inventor: Chiu Kan Wong
  • Patent number: 6404322
    Abstract: A new and improved fusible link having opposite ends. The fusible link comprises two pieces each having opposite ends. One of the opposite ends of each piece defines the opposite ends of the link. The other end of said pieces overlap each other and have a eutectic solder therebetween. Means is provided adjacent the other end of the pieces to strengthen the link in tension between the opposite ends when said solder is in shear and to reduce creep. Means is also provided adjacent the other ends of the pieces to separate the pieces and break the linkage upon the eutectic solder reaching the eutectic temperature. The new and improved fusible link in a specific embodiment utilizes a crimp and crimp sliding surfaces to prevent creep at temperatures lower than the eutectic temperature for providing separation of the link upon the solder being heated to a eutectic temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Elsie Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Ruegsegger, Robert Simon
  • Patent number: 6259348
    Abstract: A surface mounting type electronic component such as a solid electrolytic capacitor is provided which comprises an electronic element, a safety fuse wire having a base end electrically connected to the electronic element, and a resin package enclosing the electronic element together with the fuse wire. The fuse wire also has a tip end which is exposed at a face of the resin package, and the face of the resin package is formed with a layer-like terminal in electrical connection with the tip end of the fuse wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chojiro Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 6147585
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a subminiature fuse includes the steps of applying metallized coatings to surfaces at axially opposite ends of a hollow fuse body, placing a fuse element in an internal cavity in the fuse body, the fuse element extending from the first end to the second end of the cavity, placing a one of a solder and brazing preform and end termination at each of the first and second ends of the cavity, and heating the assembled fuse body, fuse element, solder preforms and end terminations to a temperature sufficient to cause the solder preforms to bond the fuse element to the end terminations and for the end terminations to bond with the metallized end portions of the fuse body, wherein the end terminations close the ends of the cavity. A subminiature fuse according to the invention includes a fuse body with a fuse element disposed in the body. The fuse body includes metallized end portions to which the end terminations are bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Varinder K. Kalra, Keith A. Spalding
  • Patent number: 5963123
    Abstract: A fuse includes a tube, a pair of blade terminals projecting from opposite ends of the tube, at least one fuse element disposed in the tube and electrically coupled between the terminals, and a pair of metallic end caps disposed on opposite ends of the tube. Electrically insulative elements are disposed between the end caps and the terminals. The tube is filled with an arc-quenching material inserted through a fill hole that is plugged by a plastic drive rivet. Each terminal is attached to a metallic end plate by means of a staking tang inserted into a slot of the end plate, and by means of a separate solder joint. Each insulative element includes an axial sleeve through which a respective terminal extends for a part of its length. The fuse element comprises a one-piece metal element bent to form a pair of parallel, superimposed strips divided into sections by means of fusible weak points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Robert S. Douglass
  • Patent number: 5939969
    Abstract: A preformed thermal fuse comprising two electrodes, first and second layers of solder, and a conductive bridge comprising a non-paste solder material is disclosed. The conductive bridge has a melting temperature which is substantially equivalent to the predetermined actuation temperature of the fuse. The melting temperatures of the first and second layers of solder are selected to allow reflow soldering of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Microelectronic Modules Corporation
    Inventors: Bernhard E. Doerrwaechter, Keck C. Pathammavong, Kurt M. Krachenfels
  • Patent number: 5214406
    Abstract: A surface-mounted fuse has a hollow, open-ended insulating fuse body with a square sided central portion terminating in opposite, preferably square-sided, recessed, tapered end portions. A pair of preferably square-sided conductive end caps are provided having end walls respectively confronting the open ends of the fuse body and side walls enveloping the tapered end portions thereof. The side walls of the end caps define annular tapered cavities to receive without compressing the fuse wire one or more bent back ends of a fuse wire. The recessing of the tapered end portions of the fuse body provides axially outwardly facing abutment shoulders which limit the extent to which the end caps can be moved over the fuse body during assembly. The end walls of the end caps are then spaced from the ends of the fuse body to form outer spaces of greater size than the fuse element thickness, so that the ends of the fuse element are not compressed between the end cap end walls and the ends of the fuse body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd W. Reese, Larry J. Brashear, Daniel B. Onken
  • Patent number: 5166656
    Abstract: SMD fuses having consistent operating characteristics are fabricated by forming a repeating lithographic fuse element pattern on an insulative substrate, passivating the structure, bonding a protective glass plate over the passivation layer, slicing the assembly so formed, terminating the slices and cutting the slices into individual fuses. Fuses thus manufactured may be of any desired dimensions, including standard and non-standard chip sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Avner Badihi, Robert W. Franklin, Barry N. Breen
  • Patent number: 5097247
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting circuitry includes a heat actuated fuse which opens at a predetermined temperature and a resistive device disposed proximate the fuse for heating the fuse in response to an electrical current passed through the device. The fuse includes first and second electrodes bridged by a solder link which melts at the predetermined temperature and retreats to the electrodes. A quantity of flux-containing material is disposed on the link to promote rapid and complete retreat of the solder when the fuse is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: North American Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Bernhard E. Doerrwaechter
  • Patent number: 5095297
    Abstract: A fuse including a fuse casing, an end cap terminal at an end of the casing, a substrate supporting a thin film fusible element thereon, and a disk component that is located at the end of the casing inside of the end cap terminal and has structure that defines a slot and engages an end of the substrate between opposing portions of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Perreault, Jean C. Terry, Leeman G. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 5088007
    Abstract: An improved interconnection for mounting an electrical component to a substrate, such as a printed circuit board or the like, comprises an interwoven copper film mat embedded within a solder alloy matrix. The solder alloy is bonded to the component and to the substrate and extends continuously therebetween to provide a strong mechanical joint. The copper mat enhances electrical and thermal conductivity through the interconnection and improves compliant to relieve stresses of the type generated by differential thermal expansion of the component and the substrate during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Missele
  • Patent number: 5084691
    Abstract: A controllable fuse (10; 40; 50; 60; 80) has a pair of isolated conductor pads (26, 27), a solder connection (32; 41; 51) connected to the pads and providing a circuit connection therebetween, and at least one heater (14; 70, 75) to produce heat in response to an electrical signal. When sufficient heat is provided, the solder connection will desolder and disconnect the circuit connection between the conductor pads (26, 27). Major features are that the conductor pads and the heater are provided on a planar surface(s) (19, 25) as planar films and that redundancy for the fuse can be implemented by providing more than one heater (70, 75). A preferred manufacturing method for the fuse is disclosed which utilizes a solder retaining structure. Several fuse configurations are illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore V. Lester, Jerry D. Meyerhoff, Loren E. Saar
  • Patent number: 5055817
    Abstract: A fuse including a fuse casing having an opening at an end thereof, a terminal at the end of the casing, and at least one elongated fusible element electrically connected at an end thereof to the terminal, the element being made of a sheet metal and having an elongated body portion that extends along a longitudinal axis that passes through the opening and a bent tab at the end thereof, the bent tab having a smaller cross sectional area at the bend than the body portion, the bent tab being soldered to a contact surface of the terminal that is transverse to the axis, the bent tab making an acute angle with the contact surface and with the axis. Also disclosed is a fusible element with a curved body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. O'Shields, Richard J. Perreault
  • Patent number: 5032817
    Abstract: A sub-miniature fuse for electrical protection includes an assembly of an outer tube and an inner tube made of insulating material. The inner tube has electrodes and a fusible metal link sputtered onto its outer surface. The assembly of inner and outer tubes is terminated electrically at its ends with axial leads, or with surface mounting pads, or with radial leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Morrill Glassteck, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaughan Morrill, Jr., John H. Scandrett, David K. Hudson
  • Patent number: 5003281
    Abstract: A cylindrical cartridge-type fuse has terminal end caps configured to provide insertion-limiting shoulders arresting the movement of the insulating fuse housing sleeve into the caps during assembly, and further configured with solder-retaining wells having surfaces configured to aligningly guide an inserted fuse element into a generally central location when the sleeve and fuse element are forced into the cap with the solder in a molten condition. Accidental solder voiding arising from the displacement caused by the sleeve and the fuse element is eliminated, and a centered fuse element is provided, secured by an adequate mass of solder therearound. Additional mechanical strength is optionally imparted to the system by coating the finished structure with an adherent plastic or resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd W. Reese
  • Patent number: 4996509
    Abstract: A miniature end capless fuse comprises a nonconductive sleeve with a fusible element extending through it and leads to the ends of the fuse wire. Each electric lead to the fuse wire includes a deformed region near its end, but located outside the sleeve, for being held by insulating material applied over the entire fuse. The deformed region may be an enlargement at the end which does not extend into the sleeve but is attached to the end of the sleeve. It may alternately be a notch formed in the lead. The sleeve ends are metallized, the fusible element ends are soldered to the ends of the sleeve and the leads near their deformed regions are soldered to the ends of the sleeve, forming the fuse. The entire fuse is covered with a strengthening covering, e.g., a molded covering, which securely holds the leads to the sleeve by their deformed regions, e.g. their enlargements or notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Elliot Bernstein
  • Patent number: 4929921
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fuse includes wrapping the fuse element on an insulating bridge. The ends of the bridge include a metal foil coating which helps increase the conductivity and reliability of the solder bond between the fuse element and end ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Varinder K. Kalra, Keith A. Spalding
  • Patent number: 4757423
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor has an anode body (1) and an anode wire (2) and lead out connections (8, 3). In series with the connections and the body is a fusable link (6) formed of a composite of low melting point conductive plastics metal matrix. The fusable link (6) is in the form of a pad of this material. In a preferred form this material is made by compressing into sheets metal-coated polymer particles. The sheet is cut into pads and inserted into the capacitor assemblies to act as a combined thermal and electrical fuse. Preferably the pads are less than 1 mm thick and coated on both sides with solder and approximately 1 mm square. The pads can be reflow soldered between the anode and the lead frame or negative wire termination. Alternatively it can be reflow soldered between the anode wire and the positive wire termination. As the current reaches high level if a fault develops in the capacitor, the metal layer will melt and also melt the plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: STC plc
    Inventor: Robert W. Franklin
  • Patent number: 4749980
    Abstract: A sub-miniature fuse for electrical protection includes an assembly of an outer tube and an inner tube made of insulating material. The inner tube has electrodes and a fusible metal link sputtered onto its outer surface. The assembly of inner and outer tubes is terminated electrically at its ends with axial leads, or with surface mounting pads, or with radial leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Morrill Glasstek, Inc.
    Inventors: Vaughan Morrill, Jr., John H. Scandrett, David K. Hudson
  • Patent number: 4746784
    Abstract: A method of attaching a lead to a metal end cap of an otherwise complete miniature-type safety fuse having a fuse element secured to the interior of said end caps by connecting means, is characterized in that the attaching is effected by a soldering operation which comprises holding one end of said lead against said end cap, wherein the region where attachment is to take place there is a given amount of solder, and supplying to said region a metered amount of energy in the form of one or more energy pulses producing over a given period enough total energy to melt said quantity of solder, but of insufficient total energy to penetrate through said end cap and adversely affect the bonding of said fuse element thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: Littelfuse-Tracor, B.V.
    Inventor: Leendert Vermij
  • Patent number: 4720695
    Abstract: A cartridge fuse including a tubular insulating body, integrally formed ferrule terminals secured over the respective ends of the insulating body, and a fusible strip extending within the insulating body electrically interconnecting the ferrule terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Urani, Aldino Gaia
  • Patent number: 4646053
    Abstract: A fillerless electric fuse having a tubular casing with open ends is provided with a fusible element in the form of an extremely fine wire extending from one of the open ends to the other. The casing is provided with a pair of annular sections of reduced diameter at opposite ends thereof which receive a pair of metal contact rings having an outside diameter substantially the same as the outside diameter of the fuse casing. The fusible element extends through each of the open ends of the casing and is welded into electrically conductive relationship with the axially outwardly facing surfaces of the respective metal contact rings. End terminals are press fitted over each of the metal contact rings and are permanently secured to the fuse casing. Means are provided inside the fuse to establish an impermeable barrier of insulating material within the fuse casing around the fusible element and between the end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Gould Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry L. Mosesian
  • Patent number: 4628293
    Abstract: A sub-miniature fuse comprises a plastic base, and two conductors passing through the base and being bridged by a fuse wire soldered to the conductors. For obtaining a reliable fixture of the fuse wire to the conductors a fuse wire holder is formed on each of these conductors above the base and the connection between said holder and the fuse wire positioned in the latter is secured by melting on soft solder material. It is particularly advantageous to construct the holder by rolling up or bending over the upper end of each conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Wickmann Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Marx
  • Patent number: 4608548
    Abstract: A miniature electrical fuse designed for at least 60 volt circuit applications in printed circuit application features protection against housing explosion under fuse blowing conditions by means of arc barrier-forming shroud members formed by confronting rigid arc barrier walls of base and cover members between which end terminals of the fuse are sandwiched. The walls form arc barriers which closely confront or contact the fuse wire on all four sides thereof ahead of the points where the fuse wire ends are connected to the terminals. These points of connection are advantageously out of alignment with the rest of the fuse wire. The terminals preferably extend from the confronting ends of the base and cover members where projections from the cover bearing on the terminals secure the terminals in place and seal the openings thereat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventor: John Borzoni
  • Patent number: 4540969
    Abstract: The body of the disclosed fuse includes connective portions having surface-metalization to which corresponding connective portions of the fusible element are respectively bonded.A metalization-conducive ceramic may be more-specifically utilized for the fuse body, while those portions of the body which interface with the fusible element may additionally be contoured so as to lessen the severity of element-severance forces otherwise experienced.When the fuse's connective portions yet-more-specifically comprise the opposite ends of a fuse body which is elongated, end caps may be electrically joined to the surface-metalized fuse ends. An enhanced degree of mechanical stability may also be achieved by further providing stabilizing geometrical expedients for the fuse/cap interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Joseph Sugar
  • Patent number: 4533896
    Abstract: A fuse is disclosed for protecting thick film devices. The fuse comprises two blocks of material mounted to the substrate that carries the thick film device. The blocks are mounted in close proximity to one another, in axial alignment, but in a spaced apart relationship. An electrically conductive fusible link (e.g. solder) straddles the two blocks so as to complete an electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: Yakov Belopolsky
  • Patent number: 4506249
    Abstract: A current-limiting fuse comprises a hollow insulating housing; metallic end cap assemblies at opposite ends of the housing; a multi-ribbed dielectric spider assembly having metallic terminator plates connected at opposite ends disposed within the housing with each terminator plate electrically and mechanically connected to an associated end cap assembly; a plurality of fusible elements helically wound on the spider assembly with their ends electrically and mechanically secured to the terminate plate; a visual indicator pin mounted on one end of the spider assembly and movable by a biasing spring from a retracted position wherein it is secured by a fusible wire to a tripped (fuse-blown) position wherein it projects through aligned holes in an associated terminator plate and end cap assembly; and granular dielectric material filling the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: RTE Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Huber, Gordan T. Borck
  • Patent number: 4427964
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a fusible link assembly which includes a sleeve with a flanged end for receiving a solder rod and a smaller opening at the opposite end for receiving a conductor wire. The wire is placed through the smaller end of the sleeve and is held in position mechanically while solder is supplied at the flanged end to form a rigid connection between the rod and the wire through a soldered connection with the sleeve which acts as the intermediate connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventor: Donald R. Ruegsegger
  • Patent number: 4405914
    Abstract: A thermal fuse is comprised of a pair of internested, flat, thin metallic plates, each plate having peripheral upturned flanges along opposite edges of the plate. The flanges of the lower plate each have a notch formed therein and the upper plate has a tab extending transversely from each side through a respective notch. The notches each have a side inclined to the plate to form a ramp, the edge corners of the tabs being cammed up the ramp of the respective notches when the plates are pulled apart in a direction parallel to the plane of the plates, to lift the upper plate perpendicularly away from the lower plate so that the flat confronting surfaces of the plates are drawn apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Donald R. Ruegsegger
  • Patent number: 4404537
    Abstract: A quick-acting fuse comprising a fuse base encased within an insulated fuse cartridge. The fuse base consists of a lower insulating plastic (phenolic) plate and an upper conductive metal (copper) plate coextensively bonded to the lower plate. The fuse base has an enlarged mid-section of generally hexagonal or polygonal configuration which necks down on both sides to a pair of projecting arms whose ends are soldered to end caps used to seal the fuse cartridge when the fuse base is placed therein. The mid-section of the fuse has a generally elliptical hole and the upper metallic plate is partially etched away around said hole so as to provide a pair of spaced-apart and opposed conductive terminals. A pair of opposed grooves is provided, one at each end of said conductive terminals, and a fusible element is stretched between said grooves across said generally elliptical hole. A solder pool is provided next to each groove for quantitative soldering the ends of the fusible element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Assignee: San-O-Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hiroo Arikawa
  • Patent number: 4296398
    Abstract: A circuit fuse assembly comprising a plurality of fuse elements which are simultaneously formed using printed circuit or through hole plating techniques and including means for easily substituting a different one of the plural fuse elements when the in-circuit fuse element burns out due to an overload current condition. In the preferred embodiment, the fuse assembly is (a) integrally formed with the printed circuit of the fused electrical apparatus and (b) formed with a common electrical connection such that a single electrical bridge of solder or other means enables substitution of a replacement fuse element. Other embodiments of the present invention provide a restorable printed circuit fuse for use in standard fuse holders, in-line plug connectors, conventional three prong plug connectors, edison bases, and plug-in triple outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: James D. McGalliard
  • Patent number: 4189696
    Abstract: A fuse element for a cartridge fuse-link comprises a thin metal wire helically wound about a thin flexible core consisting of an electrically and heat insulating filament. Spaced sections of the winding at opposite ends of the fuse element are metallized so as to short-circuit the turns in these sections. The short-circuited sections are electrically interconnected by the active turns of an intermediate section which constitutes the fusible link. The fuse element is disposed in an insulating cartridge with its short-circuited sections connected to conductive end caps on the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Kenneth E. Beswick Limited
    Inventors: David G. E. Beswick, Stanley Wright
  • Patent number: 4159458
    Abstract: A component and method for applying end caps thereto is provided. A wire extends within a body defining a body sidewall and oppositely facing body ends with opposite end portions of the wire extending outwardly beyond the body ends and bent over so that they lie adjacent to each end of the body. Two end caps are provided, each having a cylindrical first portion and a cylindrical second portion with a diameter less than the first portion and joined to the first portion by an annular shoulder. The cylindrical second portion has an end wall so that the second portion defines a chamber. A solder and flux mixture is deposited in the chambers of the end caps which are then each applied to an end portion of the body with the cylindrical first portion compressively embracing the sidewall of the body adjacent one end thereof. The shoulder of the end cap bears against the body end to maintain the end wall of the cap at a predetermined distance from the body end and thereby prevent severance of the wire end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1979
    Inventor: Gerald L. Wiebe
  • Patent number: 4010438
    Abstract: A metallic terminator member is mounted at each end of a support member for a fusible element of a high-voltage fuse. Each terminator member has a serrated tab projecting into the normal path of the fusible element so that the fusible element can be easily welded to the serrated tab without being distorted and at reduced welding temperatures to avoid damage to the fusible element. The terminator members also have positioning fingers that position the terminator member within the fuse housing and a tab for attaching the terminator member to the end ferrules of the fuse. The terminator members also include a center keyed opening that receives the support member and positions and retains the support member. A wire retainer can be used to engage grooves in the ends of the support member that extend through the keyed opening to lock the terminator member to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1977
    Assignee: S & C Electric Company
    Inventor: Henry W. Scherer
  • Patent number: 3949340
    Abstract: A fuse construction has two spaced electrical conductors with inwardly directed conductor ends. A fuse plate member has opposite plate edges secured to said conductor ends. Said fuse plate has an inner insulative sheet with opposite outer conductive sheet faces. One of the sheet faces has an electric current breaking open band adjacent one conductor and the other sheet face has a similar band adjacent the other conductor. A fusible pin passes through a central part of said insulative sheet and said conductive faces and has its pin ends secured to said conductive faces between said open bands so that said bands do not break the electric current passing between said conductors while the pin does not blow but do break said electric current when the pin blows. A method of assembly of said fuse construction is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1970
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Assignee: Micro Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Robert B. Humphreys