For Switch Or Fuse Patents (Class 361/837)
  • Patent number: 10249978
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided that includes a carrier embedded within a molded frame. The carrier further includes an aperture positioned within an opening formed in the carrier configured to receive a boss formed on a connector housing. A connector module having a plurality of electrical terminals retained in the housing and secured to the frame. The connector module aligned to the frame by the carrier by the boss formed in the housing engaging the aperture. The carrier adding rigidity to the frame and providing a precise alignment of the connector modules to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Shannon Dean
  • Patent number: 9407071
    Abstract: The invention relates to an accessory device assembly for a low or medium voltage switching device. The accessory device assembly comprises at least a first accessory device comprising a first external housing, first electrical connection means for electrical connection with said switching device, second electrical connection means for electrical connection with outside equipment, third electrical connection means for electrical connection with a second accessory device, first mechanical connection means for mechanical connection with said second accessory device and second mechanical connection means for mechanical connection with said switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Arturo Degli Innocenti, Riccardo Panseri
  • Patent number: 9166801
    Abstract: An intrinsically safe connection unit with a network interface for intrinsically safe appliances in explosion-risk areas, having a housing, a voltage supply connection, plug connection for connecting an intrinsically safe appliance via a transmission cable, and a decoupling circuit. For allowing even a multiplicity of network subscribers to be connected in the explosion-risk area with less wiring complexity, a plurality of plug connections of the same type are provided as network interface, each being preceded by a separate decoupling circuit, and the voltage supply connection builds a central feed connection with separate supply cores for each plug connection each having at least two plug contacts for data communication and at least two plug contacts for supplying power to the connectable appliances via the transmission cable. The invention relates also to a Controller and a network interface for use therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Global Mining Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Hermann, Markus Lenzing, Karsten Schwinne, Johannes Wesselmann
  • Patent number: 9013328
    Abstract: An electrically activated latch for aircraft stowage bins includes an overhead stowage bin module having a stationary support structure and a movable stowage bin portion. An electrically operated stowage bin latch mechanism latches the movable stowage bin portion in a closed position and unlatches the movable stowage bin portion to an open position. An electrically operated stowage bin activation switch operates the stowage bin latch mechanism, allowing the aircraft stowage bins to be locked by independently controlling the overhead stowage bins through the aircraft cabin management system, or by control of the latch by the stowage bin activation switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Hashberger, Clarence Ivester
  • Patent number: 8988183
    Abstract: A monitoring module for a fusible switch disconnect device includes an open fuse detecting element and wire leads for completing an electrical connection with a fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Matthew R. Darr, Joseph James Ventura
  • Patent number: 8982583
    Abstract: An electrical apparatus that can prevent erroneous attachment of a fuse is provided. A PCU includes a housing having a surface. A fuse storage space is formed in the housing. The fuse storage space communicates with a region outside of the housing through an opening formed at the surface. The PCU further includes a cover member covering the opening, and an overcurrent-protection fuse located in the fuse storage space. The cover member includes a cover body closing the opening, and a projection section projecting inward of the fuse storage space relative to the cover body. The projection section interferes with the fuse when the fuse is attached erroneously in the fuse storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8971006
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes a substrate, a plurality of component-mounted wires, a plurality of electronic components, a common wire, an interrupt wire and a protective layer. The component-mounted wires and the common wire are disposed on the substrate. The electronic components are mounted on the respective component-mounted wires and are coupled with the common wire. The interrupt wire is coupled between one component-mounted wire and the common wire, and is configured to melt in accordance with heat generated by an overcurrent to interrupt a coupling between the component-mounted wire and the common wire. The protective layer covers a surface of the substrate including the interrupt wire and defines an opening portion so that at least a portion of the interrupt wire is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Mikami, Toru Itabashi, Takahiko Furuta, Ryoichi Shiraishi, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura, Shigeki Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20150036310
    Abstract: A compartment of an arc resistant enclosure for an electrical component includes a plurality of wall structures defining an interior space for housing an electrical component. One of the wall structures has aperture structure for permitting pressure and gases to flow there-from and vent from the compartment. A stop structure is associated with the aperture structure. Flap structure is associated with the aperture structure and is movable from a closed position covering the aperture structure to an opened position extending outwardly of the compartment permitting pressure and gas to exit the compartment through the aperture structure. In the closed position, a portion of the flap structure engages the stop structure to prevent the flap structure from collapsing into the interior space of the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Harshavardhan M. Karandikar, Robert S. Karnbach, Rahul Pawar
  • Patent number: 8937400
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus for a vehicle is provided which supplies electric power to a power supply unit and charges electric power from the power supply unit via a power port. The vehicle includes a plurality of power inverter circuits which are connected to a common storage unit in parallel. The plurality of power inverter circuits include an electric power transferring power inverter circuit connected to the power port via an electric power transferring electric path, and are divided into a first category including the electric power transferring power inverter circuit and a second category. The power supply apparatus includes a connection prohibiting unit which realizes a state in which the power inverter circuit included in the first category is electrically connected to the storage unit, and the power inverter circuit included in the second category is disconnected from the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Obayashi, Akira Sakamoto, Atsuyuki Hiruma, Masahito Mizukoshi, Jun Ishii, Mitsuru Fujita
  • Patent number: 8937802
    Abstract: A terminal box for electrical connection to an electric motor, in particular to a circulating pump, includes at least one housing part, designed as a cast plastic part, and an operating switch wherein the operating switch is arranged on the housing part, wherein at least one fixed electrical switch contact of the operating switch is embedded in the housing part. The pump aggregate features one such terminal box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Grundfos Management a/s
    Inventor: Jorgen Ellegaard
  • Patent number: 8860259
    Abstract: An auxiliary electrical power system includes a housing that has a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall attached to and extends between the top and bottom walls. A battery for storing an electric charge is mounted within the housing. An inverter is mounted within the housing and is electrically coupled to the battery. A power cord is electrically coupled to the inverter and extends through the housing. The power cord has a distal end with respect to the housing. The distal end comprises a female plug configured to supply electricity to an electrically powered device from the battery when the electrically powered device is plugged into the female plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Mazzilli
  • Publication number: 20140247577
    Abstract: Electrical socket apparatus comprises a frame-shaped square front plate and a circular socket box which, in use, is set in a similarly shaped opening formed in the wall or other surface. The front plate includes fixing elements” positioned to engage complementary fixing elements present on or in an inwardly extending lip around the periphery of the open end of the socket box. The front plate is dimensioned to cover, in use, the entire periphery of the open end of the socket box. In use, the front plate is trapped between a switch and the wall surface within which the socket box is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Electro Expo Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Moule
  • Patent number: 8730655
    Abstract: A side key connection device of a mobile terminal simplifies a connection structure between a side key and a main circuit board. The mobile terminal includes a side key and a row and column terminal pad. The mobile terminal also includes a side key connection device installed between the side key and the row and column terminal pad. The side key connection device is electrically connected to the side key and the row and column terminal pad. Thereby, by simplifying a connection structure of a side key, a key cost, an assembly process, and a surface mounting cost can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Tae Kim, Min Chul Lee, Hee Kyoung Park
  • Patent number: 8723069
    Abstract: A high-voltage arrangement has at least one switching device, a housing and a drive for the switching device. The housing is formed with a first housing opening and a second housing opening. Both the first and second housing openings are suitable for the selective fitting of a viewing window or a ground contact connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mario Jecke, Andreas Kleinschmidt
  • Patent number: 8681482
    Abstract: This disclosure describes examples of an apparatus to enclose components of a switching assembly of an automatic transfer switch. In one embodiment, the apparatus, or arc chamber cover, has a housing made of material with optical properties that permit observation of the interior of the housing. A mounting assembly couples to the housing. The mounting assembly secures the apparatus to the automatic transfer switch. In one example, the mounting assembly comprises feet comprising a material with mechanical properties that can withstand pressure and other forces inside of the interior chamber. The apparatus also includes one or more baffles to control the flow of gasses and control electric arcs within the switching assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Suresh Srikantaiah, Arthur Michael Evans, Sudarshan Allada, Pravin Pralhad Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8665119
    Abstract: An electrically activated latch for aircraft stowage bins includes an overhead stowage bin module having a stationary support structure and a movable stowage bin portion. An electrically operated stowage bin latch mechanism latches the movable stowage bin portion in a closed position and unlatches the movable stowage bin portion to an open position. An electrically operated stowage bin activation switch operates the stowage bin latch mechanism, allowing the aircraft stowage bins to be locked by independently controlling the overhead stowage bins through the aircraft cabin management system, or by control of the latch by the stowage bin activation switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BE Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Hashberger, Clarence Ivester
  • Patent number: 8576579
    Abstract: A mounting and fixing apparatus for analog-to-digital electrical equipment according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a mounting rail (11), an electrical equipment-insulated pedestal (12) and a stop element (16). By translation and locking of the stop element (16) mounted on the electrical equipment-insulated pedestal (12), the dimension of the opening mounting and fixing the electric equipment to the mounting rail (11) may be manually varied or locked, which greatly improves the firmness and stability for mounting the electric equipment, and thereby realizing convenient mounting and dismounting of the electric equipment or convenient movement or rearrangement of the electric equipment in the mounting rail (11), and enhancing the interchangeability and compatibility for coordination and mounting of the electric equipment to the mounting rail (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zhejiang Chint Electrics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xianfeng Wang, Gang Yan
  • Patent number: 8552963
    Abstract: A control circuit may include a first feedback input terminal which receives the cathode terminal voltage of light-emitting elements from a current driving circuit as a feedback signal. Such an arrangement controls the ON/OFF state of a switching element such that the cathode terminal voltage approaches a predetermined voltage. A second feedback input terminal may be included to receive the anode terminal voltage of the light-emitting elements as a feedback signal. Such an arrangement controls the ON/OFF state of the switching element such that the anode terminal voltage does not exceed a predetermined threshold voltage. A feedback output terminal may be included of the current driving circuit which allows the cathode terminal voltage of the light-emitting elements to be input to a control circuit for the switching regulator as a feedback signal. The control circuit and the current driving circuit may be integrally provided in the form of separate semiconductor chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ito, Isao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8384509
    Abstract: The invention relates to holders for receiving fuses, with a housing having a receiving shaft, the receiving shaft containing contacts which are provided for contacting at least one fuse inserted into the receiving shaft, a cover which is adjustably arranged in the receiving shaft, a fuse holding device which is adjustably guided in the receiving shaft, wherein the cover has a unit being engageable with a guiding mechanism and which holds the cover at a predetermined position within the housing, a coupling device for detachably coupling the cover to the fuse holding device, wherein the unit of the cover is formed by feet which protrude laterally from the cover and are engageable with the guides in the housing, and wherein the guiding mechanism comprises stops and/or stop faces which are provided in the guiding mechanism, and which hold the cover in a top position of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Woehner GmbH & Co., KG Elektrotechnische Systeme
    Inventors: Alex Buettner, Frank Leistner
  • Patent number: 8366306
    Abstract: A computer enclosure includes a front panel, a switch module, and a light guide module. The switch module is attached to the front panel and includes a mounting bracket, a switch member attached to the mounting bracket, and a light emitting diode (LED) attached to the mounting bracket. The light guide module is attached to the front panel and has a light guide slot and a first transparent board covering the light guide slot. The LED is configured to generate light that enters in the light guide slot and propagates out from the first transparent board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun-Chi Hsieh, Li Tong, Jun-Zhi Xu
  • Patent number: 8344844
    Abstract: Fuse state indicators for use with disconnect devices having a fuse are provided. Fuse state indicators include a housing having circuitry, a detecting means for detecting an open circuit condition, conductors adapted for electrical connection to a disconnect device so as to complete a circuit connecting the detecting means with a fuse of the disconnect device, and a signal transmitting means The detecting means is configured to transmit a signal to the signal transmitting means for determining an operational state of the fuse. The signal transmitting means, in turn, is configured to transmit a signal to a remote device the state of the fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Matthew R. Darr
  • Publication number: 20120314395
    Abstract: In the operation execution step wherein the operation switches are clicked to execute the operation related to product-type switching, if the substrate presence/absence detecting sensors S1, S2 that detect the presence/absence of substrates in the front-side substrate transporting mechanism 11A and rear-side substrate transporting mechanism 11B detect the presence of substrates, it is judged that the manufacturing operation of the corresponding substrate type has not ended, and the input control processing is executed so that the input operation by the operation switch for executing the operation related to product-type switching is prohibited. As a result, it is possible to prevent the problems related to reloading of the mounting program before the manufacturing has ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamauchi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Publication number: 20120250287
    Abstract: The invention is directed to providing a switch in an electrical box having one or more electrical devices located therein. The switch is connected within the circuit between a fuse panel and any one of those devices. Thereby, when trouble-shooting any of the electrical devices, the switch will only disconnect that device or devices without disturbing other electrical appliances or stations that happen to be in operation in the same circuit that is being serviced by the same fuse panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Joti Projkovski
  • Patent number: 8248815
    Abstract: A key assembly comprises a base plate, two elastic elements and a key body. The elastic elements are both mounted to the base plate, and the elastic elements are spaced from and opposite to each other. The key body is slidably mounted to the base plate between the two elastic elements. The key body includes a first key section and a second key section connected with the first key section. The first key section has an arcuate first contacting portion formed thereon. The second key section has an arcuate second contacting portion formed thereon. The first key section resists one of the two elastic elements, the second key section resisting another elastic element. When the first key section slides toward and compresses the elastic element that resists the first key section, the second key section slide away from the elastic element that resists the second key section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Mu-Wen Yang, Chih-Chiang Chang
  • Patent number: 8242874
    Abstract: A fuse holder for an electrical fuse includes a first housing portion which has first and second electrical terminals disposed therein. A second housing portion is pivotally attached to the first housing portion, and is configured to carry the electrical fuse. Pivoting the first and second housing portions together automatically and sequentially connects the fuse carried by the second housing portion to the terminals disposed within the first housing portion. This provides a convenient mechanism for connecting and disconnecting the fuse, and facilitates the use of a fuse without its own insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Slobadan Pavlovic, Mohamad Zeidan, David Menzies
  • Patent number: 8238120
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes: a main body; a switch; and a movement support portion. A component is detachably installed in a component installation portion of the main body. The switch includes a base and a movable portion. The switch becomes an ON state when the movable portion is moved relatively closer to the base. The movement support portion supports the switch so as to permit reciprocal movement of the switch along a direction in which the movable portion is moved closer to the base, and is moved to one of directions of the reciprocal movement by a predetermined ON operation. While the component is installed in the component installation portion, the switch becomes the ON state when the switch is sandwiched between the component and the movement support portion, and when the movable portion is moved relatively closer to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yuji Takaiwa
  • Patent number: 8179697
    Abstract: The control panel assembly includes a control panel provided with at least one hook, a guide member disposed at the inside of the control panel and provided with at least one hook reception part corresponding to the at least one hook, and an electronic component fixed to the inside of the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeong Man Kim, Myung Sun Kang
  • Patent number: 8174351
    Abstract: An appliance assembly includes an appliance and an appliance member. The appliance includes a wall defining a plurality of holes. The appliance member is carried by the appliance. The appliance member includes a housing which includes a snap-fit arrangement coupled with the appliance. The snap-fit arrangement includes a first plurality of ears and a second plurality of ears, the first and second plurality of ears snap-fittingly engaging the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Group Dekko, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Scheiber, Michael S. Coverstone, Jeremiah Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120092847
    Abstract: A high-voltage arrangement has at least one switching device, a housing and a drive for the switching device. The housing is formed with a first housing opening and a second housing opening. Both the first and second housing openings are suitable for the selective fitting of a viewing window or a ground contact connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mario Jecke, Andreas Kleinschmidt
  • Patent number: 8098126
    Abstract: A high voltage service disconnect assembly is provided. The high voltage service disconnect assembly is configured to fixedly hold a plurality of different sized fuses therein having different current rating capabilities, one fuse at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Niedzwiecki, William Lyons, Andrew S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8098494
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a circuit board, a switch, and a side key. The housing has a plurality of side walls. The circuit board is disposed in the housing. The switch is disposed at an inner surface of the housing relatively close to the circuit board. The side key disposes through one of the side walls, and the location of the side key is corresponding to the switch. When the side key is pressed, the side key contacts the switch to make the switch electrically connected with the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Feng Li, Po-Jen Ke
  • Patent number: 8089335
    Abstract: A monitoring module for a fusible switch disconnect device includes an open fuse detecting element and wire leads for completing an electrical connection with a fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Matthew R. Darr, Joseph James Ventura
  • Patent number: 8081491
    Abstract: A highly accurate current sensing transformer, such as an external neutral current transformer (ENCT), accommodates a wide range of loads. The ENCT includes a housing, first and second terminals each having an end portion extending from and external to the housing, a conductor for carrying a current to be measured, and a current sensor having an aperture for receiving the conductor and having a central axis. The conductor joins the first and second terminals to form a current path that passes through the aperture. Increased accuracy is achieved by arranging the conductor such that a portion thereof passing through the aperture forms a substantial angle relative to the central axis, such that the entry angle of the current path via the conductor through the aperture of the current sensor of the ENCT matches an entry angle of a conductor through an aperture of a current sensor in the electronic trip unit to which the ENCT is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventors: Brent W. De Geus, Dennis W. Fleege, Randy L. Siebels, Salaheddine Faik, Steve A. De Cook, Marcel Montemayor Cavazos, Ignacio Dapic Rodriguez, Ernesto Kim Gomez Bock
  • Patent number: 8050058
    Abstract: A switch apparatus and an electronic device using the switch apparatus are provided. The switch apparatus includes a first transmitting element, a second transmitting element, an elastic element, and a linkage pole located in the interior space of the electronic device and a slidable actuator mounted above an aperture defined in the electronic device. The slidable actuator is movable along the aperture between a first position and a second position. The first transmitting element is elastically supported by the elastic element and electrically coupled to an electronic board of the electronic device. The second transmitting element is electrically coupled to batteries received in the electronic device. The movement of the slidable actuator from the first position to the second position pushes the linkage pole, causing the linkage pole to move the first transmitting element and separate the first transmitting element from the second transmitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gang-Hua Liu
  • Publication number: 20110228509
    Abstract: A electrically operated blocking device used to block the operation of electrical or mechanical equipment without using a system of deadbolt locks, keys, and electrically operated key traps. The electrically operated blocking device preferably includes a blocking shaft used to block the operation of electrical equipment such as, e.g., switches, circuit breakers and other similar electrical equipment, or mechanical equipment such as, e.g., valves, cams, gears, doors or any moving device or device operator, and preferably includes a keyless solenoid release unit (KSRU) used to control a plunger that locks the blocking shaft into place and unlocks the blocking shaft to allow the blocking shaft to move freely along its axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: John T. Steele, Nathan R. Riemer, Matthew A. Balmer
  • Patent number: 7990738
    Abstract: A master fuse module includes a base housing configured to be disposed on a battery, a fuse assembly connected to the base housing, and a cover disposed on the base housing. The fuse assembly includes a first generally planar portion including a first terminal, a second generally planar portion disposed generally perpendicular to the first generally planar portion, a plurality of second terminals, and a plurality of fuses. Each fuse includes a first portion in electrical communication with the first terminal and a second portion in electrical communication with one of the plurality of second terminals. A fuse element is in electrical communication between the first and second portions and provides overcurrent protection by melting when subjected to a predetermined current. A plurality of connectors connects the fuse assembly to the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio Urrea, Greg Stumpo, Gary M. Bold, Heiko Froehlke
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7982331
    Abstract: A transfer switch assembly is disclosed that includes a power switch device with a number engagement landings and a printed circuit board defining an opening bordered by a number of tabs. The tabs engage the landings as the switch device extends through the openings, and can be fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Cummins Power Generation IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Murray, Allen B. Carney, Randall L. Bax, Elias Ayana, Roger Pautzke, John McCarthy
  • Patent number: 7983024
    Abstract: A fuse assembly includes: (i) a junction box including a battery B+ board having a plurality of metallized slots and a distribution board having a plurality of metallized slots; and (ii) a plurality of fuses releasably secured within the metallized slots, the fuses each including a substrate, first and second contacts positioned on the substrate, each contact in electrical communication with one of the metallized slots, and a fuse element in electrical communication with the first and second contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Littelfuse, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin J. Harris, IV
  • Patent number: 7978046
    Abstract: A fusible link unit includes a fusible link main body that includes a bus bar for connecting to a battery terminal, and a battery that has a battery post for connecting to the battery terminal. The fusible link main body includes an L-shaped housing having a first face and a second face which oppose two side surfaces forming a corner portion of the battery. The bus bar is connected to a fuse portion and is extended from the first face of the housing. Abutment portions for abutting against the side surfaces of the battery are provided on the first and second faces of the housing respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiro Ohashi, Yusuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7978482
    Abstract: A modular fuse carrier provides an insulating housing of standard form factor incorporating adapter bus bars having multiple mounting points for different fuse brackets at different separations. The adapter bus bars may be attached to connectors and/or bus bars in fixed configurations to allow standardization and pre-manufacture of electrical assemblies that remain amenable to a wide variety of different fuse types and capacities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony S. Mason
  • Publication number: 20110157862
    Abstract: A terminal box for electrical connection to an electric motor, in particular to a circulating pump, includes at least one housing part, designed as a cast plastic part, and an operating switch wherein the operating switch is arranged on the housing part, wherein at least one fixed electrical switch contact of the operating switch is embedded in the housing part. The pump aggregate features one such terminal box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: GRUNDFOS MANAGEMENT A/S
    Inventor: Jorgen Ellegaard
  • Publication number: 20110157861
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes: a main body; a switch; and a movement support portion. A component is detachably installed in a component installation portion of the main body. The switch includes a base and a movable portion. The switch becomes an ON state when the movable portion is moved relatively closer to the base. The movement support portion supports the switch so as to permit reciprocal movement of the switch along a direction in which the movable portion is moved closer to the base, and is moved to one of directions of the reciprocal movement by a predetermined ON operation. While the component is installed in the component installation portion, the switch becomes the ON state when the switch is sandwiched between the component and the movement support portion, and when the movable portion is moved relatively closer to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Yuji Takaiwa
  • Patent number: 7969744
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular rear wall for a switching system module, in particular an insertion module. Said modular rear wall comprises a measuring device which is integrated therein and which forms an integral component of the switching system module. The invention also relates to a switching circuit module which comprises said type of modular rear wall, in addition to a switching system comprising at least one switching system module having a modular rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventors: Werner Mathes, Klaus Kraft, Hans-Peter Merkel, Klaus-Georg Müller
  • Patent number: 7961480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for housing and connection of accessories, particularly for low-voltage automatic switches, comprising an integrated wiring support. In particular, the housing and connection device (1) has a shaped structure (10) comprising an integrated wiring bus for electrical connection of the accessories. The shaped structure (10) moreover comprises one or more seats (20, 21, 22, 23, 24) for housing the accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Besana, Antonello Antoniazzi
  • Patent number: 7948353
    Abstract: A power-circuit breaking device, which can easily mount a fuse and has a small number of component and a simple structure. The power-circuit breaking device includes a first connector housing having a pair of circuit terminals connected with a power circuit, and a second connector housing closing the power circuit by fitting with the first connector housing. The second connector housing includes a fuse having a pair of terminals to be connected with the pair of circuit terminals, a housing having a lock arm engaged with a cutout provided at the terminal and a cover an entry opening of a receiving section of the housing. The cover includes a limiter limiting the lock arm to move to disengaging the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Deno, Yasukazu Chikamatsu
  • Publication number: 20110090667
    Abstract: A system, including an enclosure and a module, where the module is disposed in the enclosure such that a tab of the enclosure is disposed in a slot of the module; and the module is configured to rotate about the slot. The enclosure can also be configured to receive modular mounting structures. The enclosure can also include multiple panels that create a smaller opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Wilson, Kevin Parsons
  • Publication number: 20110063817
    Abstract: A switch/circuit board unit and a hand-held tool equipped with such a switch/circuit board unit are proposed. The switch/circuit board unit is adapted for installation in a handle of the tool and has a switch and a circuit board. The switch/circuit board unit also has a mechanical coupling element for producing a rigid mechanical coupling between the switch and circuit board. The rigid coupling that the coupling element produces between the switch and circuit board allows the arrangement of the switch and circuit board to be embodied as a unit, which can enable maneuvering before installation and permit a simplified installation, and in particular, it is possible to simplify a fastening of the switch and circuit board inside a housing of the tool, and in the accompanying installation of electrical connections, for example in the form of flexible cables, it is possible to avoid an incorrect placement or wedging of cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Andreas KYNAST, Markus Schmid
  • Publication number: 20110048910
    Abstract: An electrical device having a reserve battery activation system for efficiently activating an electrical device via a low mechanical force. The electrical device having a reserve battery activation system generally includes a housing, such as flashlight housing, FM radio housing, MP3 player housing, etc., a first actuator connected to the housing, wherein the first actuator is at least partially external to the housing, a linkage operatively connected to the first actuator, a second actuator operatively connected to the linkage opposite the first actuator, wherein the second actuator is internal to the housing and at least one reserve battery for powering at least a part of the electrical device, wherein the at least one reserve battery is internal to the housing. The reserve battery is operatively connected to the second actuator for being activated via the second actuator via applying a low mechanical force to the first actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Fred Allen, Steve D. Simon, Victor A. Lifton, Ronald Durando
  • Patent number: 7893809
    Abstract: A service disconnect assembly for an electronic module includes a fuse carrier having a holder configured to hold a fuse for the electronic module, where the fuse carrier has an attachment finger extending from the holder. The attachment finger has a peg. The service disconnect assembly also includes a service disconnect cover having a hood forming a channel, with the hood having a window exposing a portion of the channel. The attachment finger is received in the channel to couple the fuse carrier to the service disconnect cover. The service disconnect cover is slidable with respect to the fuse carrier between an initial position and a final position, wherein the hood moves with respect to the attachment finger as the service disconnect cover is moved between the initial and final positions. The peg is aligned with the window in the final position. A handle is rotatably coupled to the service disconnect cover and the handle has a catch aligned with the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: James Alan Head