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 new patent  Fuel tank check valve

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 new patent  Hydraulic radial piston device

A hydraulic radial piston device includes a housing, a pintle having a pintle shaft, a rotor mounted on the pintle shaft and defining a plurality of cylinders, and a plurality of pistons displaceable in the cylinders. The radial piston device further includes a piston ring that provides an interface for... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Preloaded bearing

A supercharger comprises a housing, a gear box, and a shaft. The shaft comprises a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is located closer to the gear box than the second end. The supercharger comprises a shaft bore comprising a base wall, wherein the second end... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Electronic limited slip differential

An electronic limited slip differential system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure is provided. The system includes an axle housing defining an inner chamber, a differential assembly disposed within the inner chamber, and a hydraulic control unit (HCU) coupled directly to a top of the axle... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Fiber reinforced thermoplastic hoses and methods for forming the same

A hose can include an inner tube that can form a flow path and an inner fiber layer that can be formed around an outer surface of the inner tube. The hose can further include an intermediate fiber layer that can be formed around the inner fiber layer, and an... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Composite arc shields for vacuum interrupters and methods for forming same

The disclosed concept pertains to vacuum interrupters and arc-resistant shields. The arc-resistant shields are positioned in between a ceramic insulator. Each end of the arc-resistant shield is hermetically sealed to the ceramic insulator. The arc-resistant shield includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface includes an arc-resistant... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Renewable energy system employing a transformer having a reduced rating

A renewable energy system includes a transformer, a first inverter coupled to a renewable energy source and the primary side of the transformer, and a second inverter coupled to an energy storage device and the primary side of the transformer. The system further includes a controller coupled to the first... Eaton Corporation

Control system for low speed positioning and pacing for on/off highway vechicles

A control method for operating an automated manual transmission system having a fuel-controlled engine, a multiple-speed change-gear transmission and a clutch drivingly interposed between the engine and an input shaft of the transmission is provided. The control method determines a rate of throttle change of a throttle pedal. The clutch... Eaton Corporation

Self sealing end fitting

A self-sealing end fitting includes a valve, an adaptor, and a connector. The valve may define a longitudinal axis and may include a first end portion, a second end portion, a flange disposed therebetween, and a central bore. The adaptor may have a first end portion surrounding at least the... Eaton Corporation

Charging ram assembly, and pin assembly and securing method therefor

a first collar member and a second collar member coupled to the end portion; and a securing apparatus including a retaining member coupled to the first collar member and the second collar member in order to prevent the pin member from moving with respect to the first collar member and... Eaton Corporation

Replaceable electrical protection system for equipment under load

The present disclosure relates to an electrical protection system , including a breaker enclosure and associated terminals, and the methods of use therefor that allow for a circuit breaker or other electrical protection device to be safely added or removed from a circuit while power is supplied to at least... Eaton Corporation

Trailer angle measurement for automated maneuvering

A trailer angle measurement assembly that measures an angle of a trailer relative to a tractor includes a mounting base, an armature, a roller wheel and a rotary encoder. The mounting base is configured to be selectively coupled to the trailer. The armature is rotatable coupled to the mounting base... Eaton Corporation

Development of a switching roller finger follower for cylinder deactivation in internal combustion engines

A system includes a rocker arm assembly for operative engagement with a first and second cam. The assembly includes a first arm for operatively engaging the first cam for a first desired lift profile, a second arm for operatively engaging the second cam for a second desired lift profile, where... Eaton Corporation

Development of a switching roller finger follower for cylinder deactivation in internal combustion engines

A switching rocker arm for engaging a cam includes a first arm having a first end and a second end, and a first and a second side arm; a second arm disposed between the first and second side arms, having a first end and a second end, where the second... Eaton Corporation

Mccb current limiter lug adapter

An adaptor assembly is provided. The adaptor assembly is structured to allow a cable of a first amperage to be coupled to, and placed in electrical communication with, a terminal of a different amperage. That is, an adaptor assembly includes a lug body and an adaptor body. The adaptor body... Eaton Corporation

Mccb current limiter lug adapter

An adaptor assembly is provided. The adaptor assembly is structured to allow a cable of a first amperage to be coupled to, and placed in electrical communication with, a terminal of a different amperage. That is, an adaptor assembly includes a lug body and an adaptor body. The adaptor body... Eaton Corporation

Switching power connector and electrical connection element with safety interlock

An electrical connection element is for a power connector. The power connector includes an electrical component having a number of first electrical mating members. The electrical connection element comprises: a housing including a number of second electrical mating members structured to be electrically connected to the number of first electrical... Eaton Corporation

Ac/dc converter circuit

An electric circuit for use with an AC power source includes a diode electrically connected to a line input from the AC power source, a transistor having a gate, a drain, and a source, wherein the drain is electrically connected to the diode, a zener diode electrically connected between the... Eaton Corporation

Motor starters using pulse sequences with subfundamental modulation

A motor starter includes a first switch configured to couple and decouple an AC power source to a motor, a second switch configured to bypass the first switch, and a control circuit configured to operate the first switch to modulate an AC voltage applied to the motor from the AC... Eaton Corporation

System and capacitor fault energy interruption in adjustable speed drives

An adjustable speed drive (ASD) circuit includes a rectifier bridge to convert an AC power input to a DC power, a DC link coupled to the rectifier bridge to receive the DC power, a DC link capacitor bank comprising at least first and second capacitors connected to the DC link,... Eaton Corporation

Hydraulic mechanical transmission

A hydraulic mechanical transmission includes a first hydraulic unit having a first shaft and a second hydraulic unit having a second shaft. The second hydraulic unit is connected in hydraulic fluid communication with the first hydraulic unit by high and low pressure lines. At least one of the first and... Eaton Corporation

Hydraulic mechanical transmission with torque boost

A hydraulic mechanical transmission includes a first hydraulic unit having a first shaft and a second hydraulic unit having a second shaft. The second hydraulic unit is connected in hydraulic fluid communication with the first hydraulic unit by high and low pressure lines. A valve having a variable orifice is... Eaton Corporation

Hydraulic mechanical transmission with increased efficiency

A hydraulic mechanical transmission includes a first hydraulic unit having a first shaft and a second hydraulic unit having a second shaft. The second hydraulic unit is connected in hydraulic fluid communication with the first hydraulic unit by high and low pressure lines. A mechanical torque transfer arrangement transfers torque... Eaton Corporation

Ground fault trip assembly

A trip bar cam unit for a trip bar is provided. The trip bar cam unit includes a trip bar cam unit body, a cam lever, and a keyed protrusion. The trip bar cam unit body defines an axis of rotation. The cam lever extends generally radially from the trip... Eaton Corporation

Switching rocker arm assembly having eccentric axle for lash adjustment

A switching rocker arm assembly constructed in accordance to one example of the present teachings includes an outer arm, an inner arm, a bearing axle and a pivot axle. The outer arm can have a first outer side arm and a second outer side arm. The outer arm can define... Eaton Corporation

Valve train assembly

A valve train assembly having a valve train carrier including a body having a cartridge cavity formed in the body, a hydraulic lash adjuster adjustment (HLA) assembly, and a cartridge removably disposed in the cartridge cavity. The cartridge includes a main body defining an inner bore, wherein the HLA assembly... Eaton Corporation

Valvetrain assembly with deactivation

A deactivating hydraulic lash adjustment (HLA) assembly includes an outer body configured to be received within a cartridge for a valve train carrier, a plunger disposed at least partially within the outer body, the plunger including a hollowed inner area, and an inner body disposed at least partially within the... Eaton Corporation

Development of a switching roller finger follower for cylinder deactivation in internal combustion engines

A rocker arm includes an outer arm having a first side and a second side, an inner arm positioned between the first side and the second side of the outer arm, a pivot axle pivotally coupling the inner arm and the outer arm at a first end of each of... Eaton Corporation

Packaged electrical assist assembly for supercharged power plant

Packaged boost systems and electrical assist assemblies presented. In one example, packaged boost system includes a supercharger, a brake assembly, and a transmission assembly that are packaged together in a generally axisymmetric configuration. In one example, a packaged electrical assist assembly includes a supercharger, a transmission assembly, and a brake... Eaton Corporation

Engine intake and exhaust flow management

An engine system including a power plant, an intake assist device connected to an air inlet of the power plant, and an expander connected to an exhaust outlet of the power plant is presented. A motor/generator is connected to power the expander to selectively provide power to and capture power... Eaton Corporation

Torque control system for a variable displacement pump

The present invention relates to a hydraulic pump system including a variable displacement pump that generates an outlet pressure. The hydraulic pump system also includes a control system that decreases a displacement volume of the variable displacement pump in response to an increase in the outlet pressure and increases a... Eaton Corporation

Fuel economy enhanced transmission manual/hold mode and low mode

A method of controlling an automated manual transmission system having a transmission and a shifter is provided. The shifter includes a Drive Mode, a Low Mode and at least one of a Manual Mode and a Hold Mold. The Drive Mode automatically selects a default gear of the transmission and... Eaton Corporation

Current sensing assembly employing magnetic sensors

A current sensing assembly includes a conductor having a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a third side, and a fourth side opposite the third side. The first side has a first notch formed therein and the second side has a second notch formed therein opposite the... Eaton Corporation

Power receptacles and associated methods of assembly

Power receptacles with cover with an electrical outlet and a base attached to the cover. The base includes a plurality of spaced apart electrical contacts under the electrical outlet. At least one of the cover or the base includes at least one internal attachment member that cooperates with a receiving... Eaton Corporation

Circuit interrupter with reset mechanism

A circuit interrupter including a first set of separable contacts, a second set of separable contacts, a first operating mechanism structured to open the first set of separable contacts, a second operating mechanism structured to open and close the second set of separable contacts, and an electronic trip unit including... Eaton Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037213

System and vehicle transient torque management

A system for establishing a torque limit for a vehicle is provided. The system uses impending terrain and speed conditions to determine an optimum torque, which improves engine efficiency and reduces fuel consumption.... Eaton Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038303

Method of switching from a pressurized to non-pressurized fuel system when an evaporative emissions leak is detected

A method of operating a fuel tank system in a non-hybrid vehicle is provided. The fuel tank system has a fuel tank, a carbon canister, a canister vent valve, a vapor management valve and an isolation valve fluidly connected between the fuel tank and the carbon canister. The fuel tank... Eaton Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180038456

Twin countershaft transmission with spline

A transmission includes a countershaft, a splitter section having an input shaft and a clutch that couples the input shaft to the countershaft, a main transmission assembly having a main shaft and a main transmission clutch, the main shaft coupled to the countershaft via the main transmission clutch, a range... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029468

Electronic venting in a saddle fuel tank

A fuel tank system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a saddle fuel tank, a control module, a first and second solenoid, and a first and second vent line. The saddle fuel tank can have a first lobe and a second lobe. The first vent... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180030861

Latch interface for a valve actuating device

An apparatus includes a ball plunger post and a valve stem post extending upward from a base, the ball plunger post having a size and a shape of a hydraulic lift adjuster (HLA) of a predefined engine, and the valve stem post having a size and a shape of a... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031008

Bleed valve arrangements; and methods

Aspects and techniques of the present disclosure relate to a bleed valve system for bleeding fluid of a first, lower, specific gravity from a fluid of a second, higher, specific gravity, in a fluid system. The techniques can be used to provide a bleed valve system, for a pressurized fluid... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031041

Low creep bearing and installing in supercharger

A supercharger assembly comprises a housing, a shaft bore in the housing, a shaft extending into the shaft bore, wherein the shaft comprises an axis, and a bearing assembly located between the shaft bore and the shaft. The bearing assembly comprises an outer ring. The outer ring comprises an outer... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031101

Differential having compact bevel cross shaft retention using case bolts and adjacent shafts

A differential gear mechanism constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure can include a differential case, a clutch pack and a plurality of lock pins. The differential case can include a first differential case portion that defines a first output shaft opening and includes a plurality of... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031130

Blow out resistant seal and assembly

A seal assembly (10) includes a seal ring shell (12) and an insert (14). The seal ring shell includes an inside diameter surface, and may also include a seal ring shell tapered portion that extends radially inwardly from the inside diameter surface. The insert includes an upper surface, and may... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031407

Electro-optic liquid sensor

A method of operating an electro-optic sensor includes disposing at least a portion of the electro-optic sensor in a liquid chamber, providing light from a light source of the electro-optic sensor at a first intensity, driving a light detector of the electro-optic sensor at a first sensitivity level, receiving, via... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033569

Current sense techniques for arc fault and ground fault receptacles

The disclosed concept relates generally to current sense techniques and apparatus for arc fault and ground fault receptacles, e.g., circuit interrupters, and, more particularly, to arc fault and ground fault receptacles including a shunt stationary terminal exhibiting both mechanical and electrical functionality. The shunt stationary terminal is composed of a... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034256

Hazardous environment conduit sealing

A conduit fitting for a hazardous environment includes a main body that has a distal portion and a proximate portion. The main body includes a longitudinal bore with openings at each of the distal portion and the proximate portion. The opening is configured to receive ends of a conduit. The... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034314

Three-source automatic redundant bypass-isolation switches and related power systems and methods

Power systems include a housing and an automatic transfer switch (ATS switch) held in the housing, a Bypass switch held in the housing and a control circuit in communication with the ATS switch and the Bypass switch to automatically direct the Bypass switch and the ATS switch to carry out... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034315

Ups systems and methods using dual mode rectifier/inverter

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS system) includes a first converter circuit, a second converter circuit and a DC bus coupled to the first and second converter circuits. The system further includes a control circuit configured to control the first and second converter circuits and to selectively couple the first and... Eaton Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021701

Fluid separator

A fluid separator includes a body, an inlet, a first outlet and/or a second outlet. The first outlet may include a vortex finder that may have a convergent-divergent configuration. The second outlet may include or may be connected to a pressure relief valve. At least a portion of the pressure... Eaton Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021996

Marbled grip

A unique grip and a method for making a unique grip with a marbled appearance includes a dual molding process including the steps of compression molding and injection molding simultaneously to form the grip with a marbled appearance.... Eaton Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023424

Split axial cam shifting system variable valve actuation functions

A valve train assembly configured to selectively open and close intake and exhaust valves associated with cylinders of an internal combustion engine comprises an intake rocker arm assembly, an intake cam assembly, a first axial shifting cam assembly and a second axial shifting cam assembly. The intake rocker arm assembly... Eaton Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023677

Cross-shaft for three pinion differential

A differential gear mechanism includes a differential case, a first and second side gear, a first, second and third pinion gear and a center block. The differential case can define a first, second and third counterbore formed therearound. The differential case rotates around an axis of rotation. Each cross-pin can... Eaton Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025869

Vacuum circuit interrupter

A vacuum interrupter assembly is provided. The vacuum interrupter assembly includes an operating mechanism, a vacuum chamber including a number of bellows assemblies, a conductor assembly including a first contact assembly and a second contact assembly, the first contact assembly including a stem and a contact member, the first contact... Eaton Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015582

Method of operating a cutting system, and collar assembly and collar member therefor

A collar member is for a collar assembly of a cutting system and method. The cutting system has a spindle and a cutting tool coupled to the spindle. The collar assembly includes a number of components and a gas flow system having a number of gas flow delivery apparatus and... Eaton Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015820

Fuel system having multiplex director

A fuel tank system having a fuel tank and a fuel vapor recovery system including a vapor vent line fluidly coupled between the fuel tank and a canister, and a vapor purge line fluidly coupled to the canister. A multiplex director is selectively fluidly coupled to a first location in... Eaton Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017023

Fuel system having vent point valve

A fuel tank system includes a fuel tank, a liquid trap and a tank venting assembly. The fuel tank defines a first vapor space and a second vapor space. The tank venting assembly includes a vent valve, a first vent line, a second vent line and a third vent line.... Eaton Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017120

Hydraulic force transmitting assembly for brakes and clutches

A hydraulic fluid pressure operated torque transmitting assembly for use as a brake or clutch which utilizes hydraulic pressure operated cylinders in a housing moveable with respect to an axially stationary spring housing to move a pressure plate against rotating discs and reaction plates. Hydraulic fluid pressure disengages the torque... Eaton Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180019086

Fuse arc gas baffle with arc resistant fuse assembly

A protection system for an electrical apparatus is disclosed. The protection system includes a baffle assembly and a coating for electrical elements exposed to arc gases. The baffle assembly includes a number of generally planar sidewalls, each sidewall including a first edge surface, a second edge surface, and a third... Eaton Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180009471

Load-sensing system

The present disclosure relates to a load-sense system such as a load-sense steering system that operates in a static load-sense mode for low flows and operates in a dynamic load-sense mode for high flows.... Eaton Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012692
01/04/18 / #20180003088

Rocker arm assembly for engine braking

An exhaust valve rocker arm assembly includes an exhaust rocker arm and a valve bridge operably associated with the rocker arm. The valve bridge includes a main body and a lever rotatably coupled to the main body. The main body is configured to engage the first exhaust valve, and the... Eaton Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007807

Modular uninterruptible power supply apparatus and methods of operating same

An uninterruptible power supply system includes a plurality of functional modules interconnected to form a power distribution network coupling at least two power sources to a load. Each functional module has at least two ports coupled to at least one other of the functional modules and/or to at least one... Eaton Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370472

Hydrodynamic seal assembly with interface control

A hydrodynamic seal (10) for use with a rotating shaft (24) is disclosed. The seal includes a face seal (20) and a mating ring (22) fixed or connected to rotate with the shaft. A clamping nut (30) is adjacent to the mating ring and includes threads to secure a portion... Eaton Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370474

Radial seal and assembly

A radial seal and radial seal assembly (10) are disclosed. An embodiment of seal assembly may include an inner rotating shaft (20) with inner rotating shaft fluid feed holes (22); a primary segmented seal (30); a secondary segmented seal (40); a tertiary seal (50) that may axially seal the primary... Eaton Corporation

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12/28/17 / #20170370488

Fluid pressure regulator with reverse flow capability

A fluid pressure regulator includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, a valve assembly disposed in the housing, and one or more check valves disposed within the housing. The one or more check valves may be closed when a regulator inlet pressure is greater than a regulator output... Eaton Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370503

Air brake tubing and compositions for making the same

Air brake tubing is provided having an air brake tube body comprising at least one layer formed from a composition comprising a copolyester, polyethylene terephthalate or polybutylene terephthalate; and a thermoplastic polyurethane.... Eaton Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170370511

Fluid couplings, systems, and methods

A coupling includes a male adapter and a female adapter, and may include a nut and a sleeve. In embodiments, the male adapter includes a male adapter inner diameter, and may include threads. The female adapter includes a female adapter outer diameter. The nut or other formation may be configured... Eaton Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372852

Transfer switches with dual mechanism control and related assemblies and methods

A contactor assembly for a transfer switch includes a housing, first and second operating mechanisms in the housing, a first contact assembly in the housing and adjacent the first operating mechanism, a second contact assembly in the housing and adjacent the second operating mechanism, and a central control system in... Eaton Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373528

Modular uninterruptible power supply and power distribution system

A system includes a converter unit and a power distribution unit (PDU) having at least one power outlet, a first power port configured to be coupled to an AC power source and second power port coupled to the converter unit. The PDU is further configured to selectively provide power to... Eaton Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362938

Rotary fluid pressure device with drive-in-drive valve arrangement

A rotary fluid pressure device, such as a low-speed, high-torque gerotor motor, is provided with a valve drive shaft that is partially inserted into and engaged with a main drive shaft as the main drive shaft engages a rotating output shaft and engages a rotating and orbiting star member of... Eaton Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363192

Hydraulic device with sleeve insert

A hydraulic device is provided with a sleeve insert disposed between a driven hub and a stationary housing. The hydraulic device further includes a hydraulic motor to actuate the driven hub through a drive shaft and a coupling mechanism. A sealing element is disposed between the sleeve insert and the... Eaton Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363687

Zone selective interlocking test apparatus

A ZSI testing apparatus includes a fault generation circuit, a plurality of cable assemblies coupled to the fault generation circuit, wherein the cable assemblies are structured to be selectively coupled to selected circuit interrupters, a human machine interface, and a controller coupled. The controller is configured to: (i) selectively cause... Eaton Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365986

Switchboard for power distribution system

A switchboard is for a power distribution system having a number of electrical lines. The switchboard includes: an enclosure assembly having a chassis; a switching assembly including a plurality of circuit breakers each coupled to the chassis, each of the circuit breakers having a number of terminal lugs structured to... Eaton Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366040

Transfer switch apparatus and methods using transition time monitoring and adaptation

Methods of operating an automatic transfer switch (ATS) include detecting a first transition of an auxiliary contact set mechanically linked to a switch that selectively couples first and second AC power sources to an output of the ATS, determining a transition duration based on the detected first transition and a... Eaton Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366041

Ups with multiple independent static switches

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) includes a frame, at least one AC input supported by the frame and configured to be coupled to at least one external power source and at least one AC output supported by the frame and configured to be coupled to at least one external load.... Eaton Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356220

Door locking mechanism

A locking system for an enclosure, including a control bracket mounted to a door of the enclosure and configured to slide in a longitudinal direction along a guide rod running through a pin bracket of the control bracket. The control bracket further includes a latching pin to secure the door... Eaton Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358403

Hybrid mccb employing electromechanical contacts and power electronic devices

A hybrid switch assembly for a circuit breaker assembly is provided. The circuit breaker assembly includes a housing assembly and an operating mechanism. The housing assembly defines a power electronic switch assembly cavity. A hybrid switch assembly includes a number of conductor assemblies, each conductor assembly including a movable conductor,... Eaton Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358934

Battery management systems having battery failure detection and related methods and uninterruptible power supplies (upss)

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are provided including a processor and a voltage sensor circuit in communication with the processor. The voltage sensor circuit is configured to sense a center point voltage (CPV) of a battery module associated with the UPS and provide the sensed CPV to the processor. The processor... Eaton Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350251

Optimal expander outlet porting

An optimized mechanical expander or fluid expansion device with a delayed opening timing is disclosed. In the optimized design, rotors in the expander alternatingly rotate sequentially through an intake position in which the transport volume is open to the housing inlet, a closed position in which the transport volume is... Eaton Corporation

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12/07/17 / #20170350354

Pulse damper

A pulse damper constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a first housing member, a second housing member, a diaphragm and a valve. The first housing member defines a fuel chamber at an internal space thereof. The first housing member can further have a fuel inlet... Eaton Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170350533

Integral handle for a valve

A valve handle includes a hub having an axis of rotation and an outer surface facing radially outward. The valve handle further includes a hand-grip centered on the axis of rotation. The hand-grip has an inner surface with a cylindrical contour facing radially inward, and has an outer surface reaching... Eaton Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342866

Rocker motion-powered generators for rocker-mounted electronic devices

An internal combustion engine has a valvetrain that includes a rocker arm assembly on which is mounted an electronic device and at least a part of a generator. The generator converts some of the mechanical energy that is transmitted through the rocker arm assemblies into electricity. That electricity may be... Eaton Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343234

Vent electrical enclosure

An improved vent apparatus that is usable with an electrical enclosure includes a vent flap that is movable between a closed position overlying an opening formed in a wall of the electrical enclosure and an open position wherein at least a portion of the vent flap is spaced from the... Eaton Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335867

Hydraulic hybrid propel circuit with hydrostatic option and operaton

A hydraulic system for a mobile work vehicle is configurable in a hybrid mode and a hydrostatic mode. The hydraulic system includes a pump/motor, a propel circuit, a pump, a hydraulic accumulator, and an accessory circuit. The pump/motor is adapted to exchange power with a drive train of the mobile... Eaton Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335906

System and clutch pressure control

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11/23/17 / #20170338071

Medium voltage breaker conductor with an electrically efficient contour

The present disclosure provides a conductive member for a circuit breaker high voltage portion conductor assembly, the conductive member including a body with a transfer portion and a coupling portion. The body transfer portion has an electro-thermally efficient contour. That is, the body transfer portion has an electrically efficient contour... Eaton Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338072

Modular circuit breaker and assembling

A modular circuit breaker includes a module assembly coupled to a primary assembly. The primary assembly includes a primary housing, separable contacts disposed therein, a first terminal conductor electrically connected to one of the separable contacts, a conductive tab electrically connected to another one of the separable contacts and which... Eaton Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338760

System and magnetizing a transformer in an electrical system prior to energizing the electrical system

An electrical system (2) includes a transformer (16) coupled to an AC source (6) that provides a main AC voltage, the transformer having a number of sets of primary windings (18) and secondary windings (20), and a charging module (32) structured to generate a magnetizing AC voltage. The charging module... Eaton Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325602

Interactive display grip holder

An interactive display holder for a grip includes a backboard with an upper and a lower support. The lower support supports the grip by retaining the grip at its lower end through an opening in the lower end of the grip. The upper support holds the grip through a swivel... Eaton Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328244

Systems, methods and devices for rocker arm position sensing

A system for monitoring operation of an internal combustion engine having a rocker arm assembly for actuating an engine valve is disclosed. The rocker arm assembly includes a first arm with a first end, a second arm also having a first end pivotally connected near the first end of the... Eaton Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328311

Fuel system control

An evaporative emissions control system includes a first vent valve configured to selectively open and close a first vent, a second vent valve configured to selectively open and close a second vent, a fuel level sensor configured to sense a fuel level in the fuel tank, a pressure sensor configured... Eaton Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330701

Electrical system, and electrical switching apparatus and guard member therefor

A guard member is for an electrical switching apparatus of an electrical system. The electrical system includes at least one electrical conductor. The electrical switching apparatus is structured to move from a CLOSED position to an OPEN position in response to a trip condition. The electrical switching apparatus has a... Eaton Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331237

Power distribution unit retention device

The present disclosure is directed to a PDU retention device comprising a rectangular frame having a central cutout portion, a first protrusion extending from the frame into the cutout portion, a guidance fixture permitting the frame to move along a path, and a second protrusion extending from the frame away... Eaton Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321575

Axial cam shifting valve assembly with additional discrete valve event

A valve train assembly includes a rocker arm assembly, and axial shifting cam assembly, and a lost motion device. The axial shifting cam assembly is movable between a first axial position and a second axial position on a camshaft, the cam assembly having a first cam having a first lobe,... Eaton Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321576

Oil control for rocker arm and hydraulic lash adjuster

A rocker arm comprising a supply path that communicates with a first lash bore and a first spool bore. A spool is in the spool bore. A hydraulic lash device is in the first lash bore, wherein an outer body is configured to collapse during a first valve lift profile... Eaton Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322258

Circuit interrupter and system for testing the same

A circuit interrupter includes a sensor structured to output a sensor signal, a control unit structured to receive an external control signal, the control unit including: a communication interface structured to receive the external control signal, and a waveform generator structured to generate a waveform equivalent to the sensor signal... Eaton Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323746

Electrical switch and slider assembly therefor

A slider assembly is for an electrical switch having an upper housing. The slider assembly includes a slider mechanism structured to be disposed on an exterior surface of the upper housing and a shutter structured to be disposed in an interior of said upper housing and to be coupled to... Eaton Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170314663

Differential having externally mounted plenum

A differential gear mechanism configured for use with a transaxle housing includes a limited-slip differential assembly including a differential casing defining first and second output shaft openings that receive respective first and second axle shafts. A piston is slidably disposed in the differential casing and configured to actuate a clutch... Eaton Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316892

Electrical enclosure, and switching assembly and transfer assembly therefor

A transfer assembly is for a switching assembly of an electrical enclosure. The switching assembly includes an electrical switching apparatus having an operating handle structured to move from an OFF position to an ON position. The transfer assembly includes a driving handle; a first shaft member coupled to the driving... Eaton Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316893

Barrier usable with electrical interruption device and structured to resist the insertion of probe having known dimensions

A barrier includes a cover and an attachment apparatus and is usable with an electrical interruption device. The attachment apparatus includes a number of attachment structures that are situated on the cover and that are each structured to be engaged with at least one of the housing of the electrical... Eaton Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170317500

System and sensing and isolating a ground fault in a dc-to-ac power conversion system

A DC-to-AC power conversion system includes DC power source assemblies each having a plurality of DC power sources and a combiner coupled to the DC output from the DC power source assemblies. A power inverter is coupled to a DC output of the combiner and configured to invert the DC... Eaton Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170317525

Uninterruptible power supply systems and methods using interconnected power routing units

A system includes a plurality of power routing units. Each of the power routing units includes a first AC port, a second AC port, and a static switch configured to couple and decouple the first AC port and the second AC port. Each of the power routing units further includes... Eaton Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170317637

Motor starter apparatus with start-up fault detection capability

A motor starter apparatus includes at least one semiconductor switch configured to selectively couple a power source to a motor, at least one current sensor configured to generate a current sense signal indicative of a current provided via the at least one semiconductor switch, and a control circuit coupled to... Eaton Corporation

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