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Electricity: circuit makers and breakersBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 09/18/2014 > 23 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.
20140262701 - Cycle selector knob to rotary encoder user interface: A cycle selector knob to rotary encoder user interface for the operation of an appliance has a knob for rotating a shaft of a rotary encoder wherein the shaft is received by a control panel barrel to provide radial and thrust bearing surfaces. The knob has an axial boss dimensioned... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation
20140262717 - Anti-tilt and rotation techniques for a touchsurface assembly having translating keys: The key assembly comprises a keycap having a touchsurface for receiving a press force that moves the keycap from an unpressed position toward a pressed position. The keycap has first and second ramp contacting features comprising first and second angular protrusions. The first and second angular protrusions have first and... Agent:
20140262715 - Keyframe modules for a flexible keyboard: Embodiments provide a flexible keyboard including a flexible skin layer and a set of key frame modules coupled to one side of the flexible skin layer. The flexible skin layer can be made of at least one of polyurethane or polyester. The keyframe module can include a metal support plate... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.
20140262716 - Touchsurface assembly having key guides formed in a sheet metal component: Methods and apparatus for a touchsurface assembly such as a key assembly are described. The touchsurface assembly includes a sheet metal component having ramps formed therein and a keycap having ramp contacting features and a touchsurface for receiving a press force that moves the keycap toward a pressed position. The... Agent:
20140262718 - Push button switch: A push button switch comprises a base, a plurality of contact plates, a switching assembly, and a push button assembly. The base has a first cavity with a plurality of first, second, and third conductive terminals assembled therein. A length of the first conductive terminal is greater than that of... Agent:
20140262702 - Circuit breaker lockout devices and methods: Circuit breaker lockout devices are disclosed that effectively lock one or more circuit breakers in a circuit breaker panel in a safe or open circuit position. Embodiments of the circuit breaker lockout devices are robust, utilize few loose parts, and are easily installed. The devices are also short in profile,... Agent: Huntington Ingalls, Inc.
20140262703 - Interlock system for switchgear: An interlock system for a circuit-interrupting device. The circuit-interrupting device includes a gearbox, a load-breaker in series with a visible disconnect, and an assembly driving the visible disconnect between an open state and a closed state. The interlock system includes a cam and a bias-driven follower. The cam is coupled... Agent: G & W Electric Company
20140262704 - Sandwich-type tilt switch: A tilt switch includes an insulated housing with two housing halves cooperatively defining an accommodation chamber and a plurality of positioning grooves formed in a surface of at least one housing half around the accommodation chamber. A plurality of conductive terminals are sandwiched between the housing halves. Each conductive terminal... Agent:
20140262705 - Paddle switch system: A paddle switch system comprises a housing, a paddle having a pivot member pivotally disposed in the housing for operating an electrical switch within the housing in response to a force on the paddle, a cover coupled to the housing wherein the housing and the cover partially enclose the paddle,... Agent: Judco Partnership, LLC
20140262706 - On/off detecting buckle switch: An ON/OFF detecting buckle switch includes: a case in a housing shape; a slider insertion port equipped in an upper face of the case; a support portion equipped in an inner side face of the case; a fixed terminal provided with a notched portion in one end in a strip... Agent:
20140262723 - Pneumatic detector integrated alarm and fault switch: An integrated switch to indicate pressure changes in an environment includes a housing with a cavity between a first retainer portion and a second retainer portion, a first diaphragm held in the cavity of the housing to indicate fault conditions, and a second diaphragm held in the cavity of the... Agent: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
20140262707 - Nanowire-based mechanical switching device: Nanowire-based mechanical switching devices are described. For example, a nanowire relay includes a nanowire disposed in a void disposed above a substrate. The nanowire has an anchored portion and a suspended portion. A first gate electrode is disposed adjacent the void, and is spaced apart from the nanowire. A first... Agent:
20140262709 - Heat reducing terminals including a surface having protrusions and electrical switching apparatus including the same: A terminal includes a fastener; a conductor member having a plurality of protrusions on a surface thereof facing the fastener; and a collar member. The collar member includes first, second, third and fourth surfaces, a tapped opening on the first surface engaging the fastener, and a conduit between the second... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20140262710 - Switch guard for restricting the operation of a rocker type electric wall switch: An electrical rocker wall switch guard that is sized to fit over an electrical rocker wall switch where the electrical rocker wall switch guard has a main body sized to fit over a rocker arm of an electrical rocker wall switch; at least one aperture; and a circumferential skirt that... Agent: American Tack & Hardware, Co. Inc.
20140262711 - Switch assembly for disconnect operator: A sealed switch assembly for use with a disconnect operator movable between an on state, a tripped state, and an off state. The disconnect operator housed within a sealed enclosure. The switch assembly includes a housing sealed to the enclosure to inhibit ingress of solids and liquids therebetween. A handle... Agent:
20140262712 - Water-proof button assembly and object with the water-proof button assembly: A water-proof button assembly includes a seat, a sealing member, a button and a contact member. The seat has an opening and an inward protrusion extends inward from the inside of the opening. The sealing member is installed in the opening and has a through hole which is defined by... Agent:
20140262713 - Wall switch assembly: A wall switch actuator for both remote and local actuation. Switch position is reported to network devices.... Agent: Bby Solutions, Inc.
20140262714 - Switchgear and switchgear operating mechanism: A switchgear operating mechanism has: a ratchet wheel that rotates together with a closing shaft; a stop lever that enables contact between an energy storing cam and a roller; a motor that transmits power to a feed lever; a feed pawl; stop pawls that suppresses reverse rotation of the feed... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140262719 - Key structure: A key structure includes a bottom board having first holes, a membrane circuit board disposed on the bottom board and having second holes that are registered with the first holes, an elastic layer disposed on the membrane circuit board and having third holes that are registered with the second holes,... Agent: Changshu Sunrex Technology Co., Ltd.
20140262720 - Sealed switch apparatus and systems and methods for using the same: A sealed switch apparatus and systems and methods for using the same are disclosed. A sealed switch apparatus may include a sealed contact structure and a switch mechanism operable to apply a force to the switch mechanism to trigger a switch event. The sealed contact structure may include a sealing... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140262722 - In-molded resistive and shielding elements: An article of manufacture having an in-molded resistive and/or shielding element and method of making the same are shown and described. In one disclosed method, a resistive and/or shielding element is printed on a film. The film is formed to a desired shape and put in an injection mold. A... Agent: T-ink, Inc.
20140262721 - Touch keyboard with improved structure: A touch keyboard with an improved structure is disclosed. The touch keyboard includes a keyboard casing and an inductive circuit layer. The keyboard casing has a front surface and a rear surface; the front surface has a keyboard key assembly composed of a plurality of touch keyboard keys. The touch... Agent: Paragon Technologies Co., Ltd.09/11/2014 > 28 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
20140251776 - Key button assembly for electronic device and operating method thereof: An electronic device includes a substrate having a key sensor region and a touch sensor regions, a dome key unit, a key button, and a touch sensor. The dome key unit is arranged on the key sensor region of the substrate. The key button is arranged above the dome key... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140251769 - No trip at off circuit breakers and methods of operating same: Embodiments provide a circuit breaker exhibiting no trip at OFF functionality. The circuit breaker includes a blocking subassembly that effectively blocks tripping of a trip bar when the circuit breaker is in the OFF configuration. The blocking subassembly may include a translating plunger cooperating with a rotatable trip bar block.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140251770 - Switching device: An acceleration responsive switching device formed as a micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) device in which components are deposited and etched on and or above a substrate. The device has a proof mass module. The proof mass module includes: at least one proof mass made of metal; at least three resilient suspending... Agent:
20140251771 - Slide fasteners: A slide fastener (SF1) is configured from: mutually facing rows of elements (20) provided along the edges of opening/closing sides of mutually opposed fastener tapes (10); and a slider (30). By means of the slider (30) being made to slide along the elements (20) placed facing each other, and the... Agent:
20140251772 - Rattle-free keyswitch mechanism: A keyswitch mechanism having reduced key rattle and a keyboard having reduced key rattle. A rattle suppression mechanism may be formed on a portion of the scissor mechanism or on a portion of the keycap. The rattle suppression mechanism is configured to maintain force on the portion of the scissor... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140251773 - Electrical switching apparatus and link assembly therefor: A link assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus, such as a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker includes a housing, separable contacts enclosed by the housing, and an operating mechanism for opening and closing the separable contacts. The operating mechanism includes a movable contact arm. The separable contacts comprise a... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20140251774 - Wiring device with contact dampening: An electrical wiring device includes dampening member placed in contact with a stationary contact. The dampening member absorbs and thus decreases at least a portion of the vibration that occurs in the stationary contact when it is impacted by a movable contact in the electrical wiring device. Thus, the noise... Agent:
20140251775 - Autotrip plunger of a circuit breaker and circuit breaker: An autotrip plunger of a circuit breaker is disclosed for opening contacts of the circuit breaker to install and uninstall the circuit breaker from a current source. In an embodiment, the autotrip plunger includes a compression spring, a first body section and a second body section, the first body section... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140251777 - Low current switch: A low current switch has a flexible movable contact that can be deflected by an actuator. In some implementations the switch may permit a low current switch to be manufactured using elements of a high current switch without requiring large amounts of precious metal. The flexible movable contact may be... Agent:
20140251778 - Switch: A space where a member is disposed is ensured in a central portion without changing dimensions of an appearance. In a push-button switch, a movable contact portion is disposed while bent in an outer peripheral space between an insertion pipe and sidewalls constituting a quadratic-prism lower case, and the sidewall... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140251779 - Disconnecting switch: A disconnecting switch includes a contact part that includes a stationary contact and a movable contact, a shaft that moves the movable contact relative to the stationary contact, an open/close mechanism part that moves the shaft back and forth freely between a closed contact position at which the movable contact... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140251780 - Switching device: A switching device including a movable member configured to swing around a fulcrum and having a movable contact, a sliding member of which a part slides on a surface of the movable member, an elastic member for supporting the sliding member so as to be slidable while the part remains... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140251781 - In-molded resistive and shielding elements: An article of manufacture having an in-molded resistive and/or shielding element and method of making the same are shown and described. In one disclosed method, a resistive and/or shielding element is printed on a film. The film is formed to a desired shape and put in an injection mold. A... Agent: T-ink, Inc.
20140251782 - In-molded resistive and shielding elements: An article of manufacture having an in-molded resistive and/or shielding element and method of making the same are shown and described. In one disclosed method, a resistive and/or shielding element is printed on a film. The film is formed to a desired shape and put in an injection mold. A... Agent: T-ink, Inc.09/04/2014 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.
08/28/2014 > 7 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories.
20140238828 - Merged legs and semi-flexible anchoring for mems device: The present invention generally relates to a MEMS device having a plurality of cantilevers that are coupled together in an anchor region and/or by legs that are coupled in a center area of the cantilever. The legs ensure that each cantilever can move/release from above the RF electrode at the... Agent: Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.
20140238829 - Shaft slip-off stopping structure and switch having the same: Disclosed is a shaft inserted member into which a shaft is inserted in a relatively movable manner, and a locking mechanism provided in the shaft inserted member. The tip portion of the shaft includes a locking step portion formed by providing an annular groove or a ring-shaped projection portion. The... Agent: Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha
20140238830 - Auxiliary contact block: An auxiliary contact block for a low voltage contactor, wherein the contactor has a side wall including first and second recesses. The auxiliary contact block includes a first and a second housing, connected in parallel to each other, an actuation nipple extending out from the second housing, and a connecting... Agent:
20140238831 - Rotary operation type switch: A rotary operation type switch includes a holder, a rotary control, a shaft, a press-fitting portion, an outer wall part, and a stopper. The holder is provided in a state of immobility in the rotational direction. The rotary control rotates relatively with respect to the holder when a rotational force... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140238832 - Washing machine and control panel assembly thereof: Disclosed is a washing machine, a control panel assembly of which has an improved structure to minimize problems caused by a shaking of a rotary knob and the interference of the rotary knob with other surrounding parts. The control panel assembly of the washing machine includes a control panel, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140238833 - Fused metal nanostructured networks, fusing solutions with reducing agents and methods for forming metal networks: Reduction/oxidation reagents have been found to be effective to chemically cure a sparse metal nanowire film into a fused metal nanostructured network through evidently a ripening type process. The resulting fused network can provide desirable low sheet resistances while maintaining good optical transparency. The transparent conductive films can be effectively... Agent: C3nano Inc.
20140238834 - Method for forming a sensor electrode for a capacitive sensor device: A sensor electrode (SE) for a capacitive sensor device is designed such that the width of the sensor electrode decreases towards the center such that the capacity between the sensor electrode and an object (F) with constant distance between the sensor electrode and the object (F) substantially is equal in... Agent: Microchip Technology Germany Gmbh Ii & Co. KgPrevious industry: Type casting
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