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Nano-electromechanical switch

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A nano-electromechanical switch and a method for designing a nano-electromechanical switch. The nano-electromechanical switch includes at least one actuator electrode and a curved cantilever beam. The curved cantilever beam is adapted to flex in response to an activation voltage applied between the actuator electrode and the curved cantilever beam to provide an electrical contact between the curved cantilever beam and an output electrode of the nano-electromechanical switch. Before, during and after the curved cantilever beam flex in response to the activation voltage, a remaining gap between the curved cantilever beam and the actuator electrode is uniform.



Helical gradient coil for magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A gradient coil is provided. The gradient coil comprises: a first layer comprised of a first plurality of turns of wires; and a second layer of coil comprised of a second plurality of turns of wires. Each turn of wire in the first and second plurality of turns of wires circles along the side walls of a cylindrical substrate and each turn of wire in the first and second plurality of turns of wires include a first portion wound along the inner side wall of the substrate and a second portion wound along the outer side wall of the substrate.



Profiled arc splitter plate

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A profiled arc splitter plate for a switch having a fixed contact and a movable contact is provided to increase electromagnetic attractive forces on the arc generated during contact separation. The plate (300) comprises a body (306) defining an operatively inverted substantially V-shaped recess having a center notch (302) provided at the vertex of the recess and at least one protrusion (304) defined on either side of the center notch (302) along the inclined side walls of the recess, the movable contact of the switch displaceable through the recess without contacting the inclined side walls, in a spaced apart manner from the protrusions (304) and the center notch (302). Chamfers 308 are provided at an end of the plate (300) proximal to the vertex of the recess to provide an exit for hot gases towards the vent of the arc chamber.



Coil terminal

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An object of the present invention is to provide a contact coil terminal having smaller numbers of components and assembling manhours, and thus, higher productivity. For this, there is a coil terminal 153 in which a press-fitting portion is pressed into a press-fitting groove (152c) provided at a corner portion of a flange portion (152a) of a spool (152) with a coil wound therearound, and a lead-out line of the coil is entwined around a coil entwining portion (153a) projected from the flange portion (152a), and the coil entwining portion (153a) is bent and raised. Particularly, the coil entwining portion (153a) extends in an opposite direction of a press-fitting direction of the press-fitting portion so as to be able to be bent and raised, and a lead wire connecting portion (153b) extends laterally to the press-fitting direction so as to be able to be bent and raised.



Mitigated-force carriage for high magnetic field environments

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A carriage for high magnetic field environments includes a plurality of work-piece separators disposed in an operable relationship with a work-piece processing magnet having a magnetic field strength of at least 1 Tesla for supporting and separating a plurality of work-pieces by a preselected, essentially equal spacing, so that, as a first work-piece is inserted into the magnetic field, a second work-piece is simultaneously withdrawn from the magnetic field, so that an attractive magnetic force imparted on the first work-piece offsets a resistive magnetic force imparted on the second work-piece.



Linear actuator and groove fashioning method for linear actuator

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A linear actuator includes a first tube, a second tube inserted into the first tube to be free to slide, a rod fixed at one end of the rod to the first tube, a rod guide provided on the other end of the rod so as to slide relative to the second tube, a plurality of permanent magnets held by the rod, a holder that is fitted into the second tube and holds a plurality of coils, a first chamber defined between one end of the holder and an end portion of the first tube, and a second chamber defined between the other end of the holder and the rod guide. An insertion hole which connects the first chamber to the second chamber and through which the rod passes is formed in the holder. A connecting groove that connects the first chamber to the second chamber is formed in the second tube to extend in an axial direction.



Spring, particularly for a push button

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a spring (1), in particular for a push button, for fixing to a carrier (2) and for registering a vertical force (F). The spring (3) is designed in such a way that when actuated it converts a vertical movement into a horizontal movement that can be detected by sensor means (4).



Magnetic trigger mechanism and associated control method

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A magnetic trigger mechanism is provided. The magnetic trigger mechanism operates in conjunction with a plurality of magnetic sensors. The magnetic trigger mechanism includes: a magnet; a body, with its one side provided with a recess and its other side located near the plurality of magnetic sensors; and a moveable section, provided in the recess in a movable manner, comprising an accommodating space for restraining the magnet therein.



Gas circuit breaker provided with parallel capacitor

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

In a gas circuit breaker with a parallel capacitor, an interrupting unit is provided inside a sealed vessel filled with an insulating gas; the interrupting unit includes fixed and movable parts. A high-voltage conductor is coupled to the movable part, and an interrupting-unit side insulating rod for moving the movable part is linked with a mover as part of an electric actuator inside an operation device case. A capacitor is electrically coupled to the interrupting unit in parallel inside the sealed vessel. A movable contact is electrically coupled to the capacitor, and the movable contact is linked with a capacitor-side insulating rod. The interrupting-unit side insulating rod or mover has an engaging part inside the case, the capacitor-side insulating rod has a retaining part located on a side of the engaging part, and the retaining part is linked with the sealed vessel by use of a closing-spring.



Switch having two sets of contact elements

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An exemplary medium or high voltage switch has a first set of contact elements and a second set of contact elements. Each contact element includes an insulating carrier carrying conducting elements. In the closed state of the switch, the conducting elements align to form one or more current paths between terminals of the switch along an axial direction. For opening the switch, the contact elements are mutually displaced by means of one or two drives along a direction perpendicular to the axial direction. The switching arrangement is arranged in a fluid-tight housing in a gas of elevated pressure or in a liquid. The switch has a high voltage withstand capability and fast switching times.



Valve actuator

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a valve actuator (2), comprising a magnetic core (6) with an interspace (8) and at least one bifurcating branch (7), at least one variable magnetic field generating device (16), at least one permanent magnetic field generating device (13) and at least one movable magnetic component (12), wherein the bifurcating branch (7) defines a first region (4) and a second region (5) of said magnetic core (6). Said movable magnetic component (12) is movably arranged within said interspace (8) of said magnetic core (6) in such a way that a first gap (19) is formed between a first surface (23) of said movable magnetic component (12) and a first surface (22) of said interspace (8) of said magnetic core (6), a second gap (20) is formed between a second surface (24) of said movable magnetic component (12) and a second surface (25) of said interspace (8) of said magnetic core (6), and a third gap (21) is formed between a third surface (27) of said movable magnetic component (12) and a third surface (26) of said bifurcating branch (7) of said magnetic core (6). At least one of said variable magnetic field generating devices (48, 49) is associated with said first region (4) of said magnetic core (6) and at least one of said permanent magnetic field generating devices (13) is associated with said second region (5) of said magnetic core (6). Said valve actuator (2) is designed and arranged in a way that a magnetic flux, generated by at least one at least one of said variable magnetic field generating devices (16) is able to exert a force on said at least one movable magnetic component (12) and is able to cancel the magnetic flux (48, 49), generated by at least one of said permanent magnetic field generating devices (13). At least one magnetic flux limiting means (7, 12) is provided, whose magnetic flux limit can be reached or exceeded.



Electromagnetic test device to predict a usable life of a vacuum interrupter in the field

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic testing assembly to predict a usable life of an installed vacuum interrupter in the field, which can include an electromagnetic testing device connected to a flexible magnetic field coil to generate a potential in a vacuum interrupter in an installation, magnetically monitor ion flow across one or more gaps in the vacuum interrupter, and apply trend data, tube chart information, and an algorithm to predict the usable life.



Double helix conductor

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electrical system having an underlying structure resembling the double helix most commonly associated with DNA may be used to produce useful electromagnetic fields for various application.



Magnetic trigger mechanism and associated control method

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A magnetic trigger mechanism is provided. The magnetic trigger mechanism operates in conjunction with a plurality of magnetic sensors. The magnetic trigger mechanism includes: a magnet; a body, with its one side provided with a recess and its other side located near the plurality of magnetic sensors; and a moveable section, provided in the recess in a movable manner, comprising an accommodating space for restraining the magnet therein.



Electromagnetically operated device and switching device including the same

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetically operated device includes: a moving member of the electromagnetically operated device; a drive coil that is energized to generate magnetic flux for driving the moving member; a permanent magnet provided between a stationary member and the moving member for holding the moving member; and a holding force adjusting member for adjusting the holding force applied to the moving member by the permanent magnet, wherein the holding force adjusting member is placed at a position that will not be included in the main magnetic path of the magnetic flux caused by the drive coil so as to be removable.



Arc runners suitable for DC molded case circuit breakers and related methods

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Circuit breakers include an arc chamber and an arc chute comprising a plurality of arc plates in the arc chamber. The circuit breakers also include a line conductor assembly with at least one arc runner attached to a line conductor in the arc chamber. The arc runner can extend below but adjacent to a bottom arc plate to thereby guide a respective arc into the arc chute.



Direct acting solenoid actuator

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A direct acting solenoid actuator includes an armature and associated push pin that are suspended from certain fixed solenoid components, such as a pole piece and/or flux sleeve, by a fully floating cage of rolling elements. The fixed solenoid component may comprise a pole piece and/or a flux sleeve. The pole piece may include stops to limit movement of the cage of rolling elements in the axial direction.



Cylindrical magnet assembly assembled to a bore tube by a number of inserts

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cylindrical magnet assembly has at least one coil mounted on a former, assembled to a bore tube by a number of inserts within holes formed in a material of the former. Each insert can bear on a dished radially outer extremity of a radially-outwardly directed protrusion or each insert can bear on a radially outer concave surface of a radially-inwardly directed protrusion.



Method to predict a usable life of a vacuum interrupter in the field

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A closed and open contact method to predict a usable life of vacuum interrupters in the field can include using computer instructions in the data storage to instruct the processor to position a calculated amp or calculated pressure on an ionic or current versus pressure calibration curve for the installed vacuum interrupter and identify trend data from a library of trend data corresponding to the installed vacuum interrupter and to the calculated pressure or calculated amp of the installed vacuum interrupter; thereby determining the anticipated life expectancy.



Mechanical vibration switch

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A mechanical vibration switch having a magnet connected to a bar that rotates about an axis, an inertial mass connected to the bar, a magnetic material part disposed in a predetermined spaced apart relation from the magnet, a spring, a stop, and an electrical relay mechanically actuated by the bar. The magnetic material part is adjusted parallel to the magnet such that the magnetic force varies approximately linearly with the common surface area S between the face of the magnet and the face of the magnetic material part.



Thermal-magnetic trip device for tripping a multiphase circuit breaker

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A trip device comprises a first transmission bar pivoting around the same pivoting axis as a ratchet by any one of several thermal actuators. The first transmission bar drives the ratchet from a latched position to a released position, and makes a first indicator change state. A second transmission bar can be pivoted around the same pivoting axis as the ratchet by any one of several magnetic actuators. This second transmission bar drives the ratchet from its latched position to its released position, and makes a second indicator change state.



Levitation with switchable inductive element and associated systems, devices, and methods

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Levitation devices and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes an array of magnetic elements that have differently oriented magnetic fields and an inductive component. The inductive component provides a levitation force by magnetic communication with the magnetic fields of the array of magnetic elements. The inductive component includes an array of inductive elements, with individual inductive elements having a looped circuit that provides the levitation force. The inductive component also includes one or more switch element that controls current flow in one or more of the looped circuits responsive to translational motion between the inductive component and the array of magnetic elements.



Countertop oven and accessories

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A combination oven and cutting board has a front opening door and a metal upper surface with features that cooperate with the cutting board. The oven may have an internal heating cavity and a front opening door that incorporates a magnet that is used to pull a rack out of the oven.



Electromagnetic clamping method

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method for assembling parts. A sealant is placed between a plurality of parts in a stack up to form a workpiece. The workpiece is clamped using a permanent magnet unit and an electromagnetic clamping device in an activated state such that a number of forces caused by a magnetic field clamps the workpiece between the electromagnetic clamping device and the permanent magnet unit. A number of holes are drilled in the workpiece. A number of fasteners are installed in the number of holes.



Cylindrical magnetic circuit and producing method thereof

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A cylindrical magnetic circuit which is able to prevent deformation of a cylindrical yoke for holding two or more magnets without increasing the thickness of the yoke more than required, and a method of producing such a circuit. A cylindrical magnetic circuit (1) for generating a magnetic field in a space inside of plural annularly placed magnets (2), including: a cylindrical yoke (3) which is placed radially outside the magnets (2) and is fixed to the magnets directly or via an intermediate member or substance; and at least one nonmagnetic member 4 existing between pairs of circumferentially adjacent magnets, and a method for producing the cylindrical magnetic circuit (1).



Magnet apparatus

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A magnet apparatus which comprises a first vacuum chamber, a second vacuum chamber, a first magnet disposed within the first vacuum chamber such that the first magnet can be thermally isolated from the exterior of the first vacuum chamber, and a load connector extending from the first vacuum chamber into the second vacuum chamber so that a load on the first magnet can be transferred to the second vacuum chamber, wherein the load connector is in thermal contact with the first magnet and can be thermally isolated from the exterior of the first vacuum chamber and the exterior of the second vacuum chamber.



Multi-position magnetic rotary switch

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-position rotary switch whose handle is rotatable to a selected position to actuate a circuit for an electrically controlled device utilizing a magnetic sensor to initiate the actuating signal without any direct contact of traditional mechanical parts that suffer wear during repetitive operations.



Magnetic switch device and electronic device having the same

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A magnetic switch device and an electronic device having the same are disclosed. The electronic device includes an upper case which includes a first element and a lower case. The magnetic switch device includes a switch part and a driving part, wherein the switch part is mounted on the lower case and includes a second element that can be attached to the first element through magnetic force. The driving part is mounted on the lower case, such that when the driving part is moved, the switch part is enabled by the driving part to make the second element correspond to the first element, allowing the upper case to attach to the lower case; or the switch part is disabled by the driving part to not make the second element correspond to the first element, allowing the upper case not to attach to the lower case.



Attachment/detachment structure for electromagnetic contactor and accessory unit and assembly method for movable hook portion provided in accessory unit

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A movable hook portion (13) provided in a unit side coupling surface (2a) of an accessory unit (2) includes a hook portion main body (14), which is formed with a movable claw (23a) and a pressed piece (22), and a straight spring (15), slidably accommodates the hook portion main body (14) in a main body accommodation concave portion (16) formed in the unit side coupling surface (2a), and accommodates the straight spring (15) in a spring accommodation concave portion (17a) formed in the unit side coupling surface (2a) so as to be orthogonal to a sliding direction of the hook portion main body (14), with a middle portion in a length direction of the spring being engaged with the hook portion main body (14). When the hook portion main body (14) is slid in a disengaging direction which brings the movable claw (23a) and a hooking hole (8a) of an electromagnetic contactor (1) into a disengaged state by pressing the pressed piece (24), an elastic restoring force of the straight spring (15) elastically deformed into a bow-like shape acts on the hook portion main body (14) in a direction opposite to the disengaging direction.



Electric switching system comprising an electric switching module including two elements coupling a contact(S)-holder with its driving device

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electric switching system comprises first, second, and third input terminals, first, second, and third output terminals, an electric switching module, and a control module. The electric switching module includes two first switches and two second switches, each switch having a fixed input contact, a fixed output contact, and a mobile contact. Fixed input contacts are connected to fixed output contacts via mobile contacts in a closed position and insulated from each other in an open position. A holder member is configured to be moved by an electric driving device between a first position and a second position. The holder member includes a first mechanical coupling element and a second mechanical coupling element. The control module includes the driving device. The holder member is mechanically coupled to the driving device via the first coupling element in a primary configuration or via the second coupling element in a secondary configuration.



MEMS switches with reduced switching voltage and methods of manufacture

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

MEMS switches and methods of manufacturing MEMS switches is provided. The MEMS switch having at least two cantilevered electrodes having ends which overlap and which are structured and operable to contact one another upon an application of a voltage by at least one fixed electrode.



Protective cover for canister vent solenoid valve

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A protective cover 10 is mounted to the outer surface of a yoke 2 of a canister vent solenoid valve 1 installed near a rear wheel of a vehicle body. A guide groove engaged with fringes of a yoke mounting board 3 is provided in the inner walls of opposite side plates 10b of the cover 10. On the sides of the plates 10b opposite a top plate 10a are provided mounting sections 12 projecting in a direction parallel to the guide groove. At the tips of the sections 12, there are provided claw sections 12a locking edges on the rear of the yoke 2 when the cover 10 is mounted along the groove 11 from the front of the yoke 2. The top plate 10a of the cover 10 is provided with a connector hole 13 passing through a power source connector 5 of the valve 1.



Apparatus and method for holding magnetic bodies during their magnetization and for inserting the magnetized bodies into a component of a magnetic system

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

For simplifying the handling of magnet bodies during magnetization and for inserting the magnetized magnet bodies into a component of a magnetic system such as an electromagnetic drive, a magnetic travel or angle system or the like, an apparatus is proposed which includes a plurality of cavities for receiving at least one magnet body respectively, wherein the magazine comprises a plurality of interconnected and mutually movable magazine elements. The invention further relates to a method for holding magnet bodies during their magnetization and for inserting the magnetized magnet bodies into a component of a magnetic system and to a magnet body handling system.



Solenoid coil having an enhanced magnetic field

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An improved solenoid having an enhanced magnetic field and failsafe operation is provided, wherein a primary winding and a secondary winding are constructed such that the combined force imparted on a plunger by both windings energized together is greater than the sum of the forces imparted by the primary and secondary windings energized separately, resulting in a smaller solenoid capable of providing a predetermined force, and providing a solenoid capable of tripping a circuit interrupting latch even if one of the windings is broken.



Method for adjusting MRI superconducting magnet

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method of the present invention includes: a step of shimming an MRI superconducting magnet in consideration of the magnetic field atmosphere of a use place; a step of generating a rated magnetic field in the MRI superconducting magnet thus shimmed, under an environment in which the magnetic field atmosphere of the use place is realized; and a step of installing the MRI superconducting magnet in the use place after the step of generating the rated magnetic field. This reduces possibility of occurrence of quench and improves stability in the MRI superconducting magnet.



Hermetically sealed manual disconnect

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A hermetically sealed, high voltage manual disconnect that can be manually operated from outside the disconnect to transition between connect and disconnect states. The disconnect comprises a hermetically sealed housing having internal components for changing the state of the disconnect. A gas can fill the housing to allow for reliable high voltage operation. Different embodiments of the manual disconnect can include electrical and electronic components so that the state of the disconnect can be changed in response to an electrical signal.



Relay

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A relay includes two stators each having a fixed contact, and a movable element having movable contacts. Each of the stators includes a stator proximity plate portion adjacent to the movable element, and the movable element includes a movable element proximity plate portion adjacent to the stators. A direction of current flowing in the stator proximity plate portions is set to be same as a direction of current flowing in the movable element proximity plate portion to generate an inter-plate attraction force for attracting the movable element proximity plate portion onto the stator proximity plate portions. The movable element proximity plate portion is biased by the inter-plate attraction force toward a direction for bringing the movable contacts into contact with the fixed contacts.



Magnetic assembly

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A magnetic assembly for use in a housing of an electronic device can include a first and a second magnet and a magnetic shield. The magnetic shield can reduce magnetic flux density from the first and the second magnets that can appear on the outside of the housing. A magnetic hinge assembly can include magnets configured to correlate with the first and second magnets. The magnetic hinge can magnetically attach to the housing by cooperating with the first and second magnets with magnets that can be included in the magnetic hinge.



Electromagnetic relay

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic relay includes a first stationary contact; a second stationary contact that is aligned with the first stationary contact in a first direction; a first movable contact that is movable toward/away from the first stationary contact in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; a second movable contact that is movable toward/away from the second stationary contact in the second direction; and a first permanent magnet and a second permanent magnet that face each other. A first contact part, formed by the first stationary contact and the first movable contact, and a second contract part, formed by the second stationary contact and the second movable contact, are interposed between the first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet in the first direction. The first permanent magnet and the second permanent magnet extend in a third direction, which is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction.



Electromagnetic relay

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic relay including an electromagnet, a movable contact actuated by the electromagnet, and a fixed contact disposed opposite to the movable contact and capable of contacting and separating from the movable contact. The electromagnetic relay further includes a backstop for stopping movement of the movable contact in a direction separating from the fixed contact, and a backstop positioner for setting the backstop at a position for defining a predetermined contact gap between the fixed contact and the movable contact. In a state where movement of the movable contact is stopped by the backstop, different-sized contact gaps are defined between the fixed contact and the movable contact, depending on the position of the backstop set by the backstop positioner.



Hinged armature bearing for magnetic tripping device

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A hinged armature arrangement, for a magnetic tripping device of an electrical switching device, includes a yoke, a hinged armature and a hinged armature spring for embodying a spring force on the hinged armature. The hinged armature is mounted at a first end in a hinged armature bearing. The hinged armature bearing includes a contact surface and a stop surface. The hinged armature spring is arranged on the hinged armature such that at least one first part of the spring force acts against a magnetic force, which is exerted on the hinged armature when a current path is energized. In a particular embodiment, the contact surface and the stop surface are arranged at an angle α of less than 90° relative to one another.



Protection device with a sandwiched cantilever breaker mechanism

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention is directed to a protective electrical wiring device that includes at least one first stop member disposed proximate at least one first conductor. The at least one first stop member is configured to limit the movement of the at least one first conductor when the circuit interrupting assembly moves between the reset position and the tripped position such that a gap is established between the plurality of circuit interrupting contacts in the tripped state, the gap being substantially greater than or equal to a predetermined distance.



Information carrier as well as device and method for mounting and removing such an information carrier

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

For an information carrier (1) for magnetically attaching to an object (8) to be marked, according to the invention the information carrier (1) is provided with a contact-breaking surface (4), which is connected to a contact surface (2) of the information carrier (1) at an angle, wherein the contact surface (2) enables the information carrier (1) to magnetically adhere to the object (8) to be marked. By tipping the information carrier (1) onto the contact-breaking surface (4) by means of a corresponding device, the information carrier (1) can be removed from the object (8) to be marked.



Case for a tablet-type electronic device, in particular a tablet computer

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A case for a tablet-type electronic device, in particular a tablet computer, comprises a casing shaped so as to at least partially cover a rear surface of the device and equipped with fastener members for fastening it to the device; the casing is equipped with a magnetic coupler element, acting from a rear surface of the casing and able to cooperate with a corresponding fastener element carried by a protective cover for the screen of the device, so as to magnetically fasten the cover to the casing on the rear of the device.



Multipolar electrical switch

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multipolar electrical switch includes at least one central pole housing, which adjoins two adjacent pole housings of the switch. In at least one embodiment of the invention, an electrical switching mechanism for switching an electrical phase current on and off is contained in each of the pole housings respectively. The central pole housing is equipped with a fastening element, which extends through the central pole housing into the two adjacent pole housings, namely in each instance to at most the center of the adjacent pole housings.



Magnetic coupling device of a limb prosthesis

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a coupling device (100) for connecting a residual limb liner (10) to a residual limb socket (20) of a limb prosthesis, characterized by: a magnet assembly (120) comprising a permanent magnet (122) sandwiched by a pair of iron bars (124) for creating a magnetic field; a housing (110) comprising a protrusion (112) for intensifying magnetic field and a cavity (114) for receiving the magnet assembly (120), wherein said housing (110) is embedded at a distal end of the residual limb socket (20); a controlling means (130) coupled to the housing (110) and the magnet assembly (120) for controlling the magnetic field by rotating the magnet assembly (120); and a mounting plate (140) coupled to the residual limb liner (10); wherein the mounting plate (140) is attracted to the protrusion (112) of the housing (110) when the permanent magnet (122) is vertically aligned, thereby attaching the residual limb liner (10) to the residual limb socket (20); and wherein the mounting plate (140) is repelled from the protrusion (112) of the housing (110) when the permanent magnet (122) is horizontally aligned, thereby detaching the residual limb liner (10) from the residual limb socket (20).



Magnetic-anisotropic plastically deformed body, method for producing the same, and electromagnetic apparatus using the same

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A material containing a soft magnetic substance is subjected to a plastic deformation such as a roll processing to obtain a rod-shaped body. Then, the rod-shaped body or a shaped body obtained by processing the rod-shaped body into a shape other than a flat plate shape is subjected to a heat treatment in the presence of a magnetic field. The rod-shaped body or the shaped body is made magnetic-anisotropic by the heat treatment thereby to obtain a magnetic-anisotropic plastically deformed body.



Linear solenoid

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A stepped portion is formed in an outer peripheral portion of a slide core and is stepped to reduce an outer diameter of one portion of the slide core located on one axial side of the stepped portion. A first conducting portion of a ring core covers an outer peripheral surface of the one portion of the slide core and is slidable along an outer peripheral surface of the one portion of the slide core. The first conducting portion conducts a magnetic flux between the first conducting portion and the slide core in a radial direction. A second conducting portion of the ring core is configured into a form of a flange and radially outwardly extends from the first conducting portion. The second conducting portion conducts the magnetic flux between the second conducting portion and a bottom wall portion of a yoke in an axial direction.



Electromagnetic actuator comprising permanent magnets and mechanical load interrupter actuated by such an actuator

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a novel permanent magnet electromagnetic actuator with triggering speed and drive torque improved relative to those of the prior art. The main target application is actuating an electromechanical switch-disconnector specifically for performing the operations to disconnect a mechatronic circuit-breaker for breaking high-voltage direct currents.



Electromagnetic contactor

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electromagnetic contactor has an arc extinguishing chamber housing a contact mechanism having a pair of fixed contacts and a movable contact that contacts with the pair of fixed contacts. The arc extinguishing chamber has a plate-shaped fixed contact support insulating substrate including through holes to fix at least the pair of fixed contacts and formed with a metal foil on an outer peripheral circumferential edge of one surface by a metalizing process. The pair of fixed contacts and a metal cylindrical body are brazed and joined to the metal foils of the fixed contact support insulating substrate, and an insulating cylindrical body is disposed on an inner peripheral surface of the metal cylindrical body.