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 new patent  Enclosure, and window assembly and assembling method therefor

A window assembly is for an enclosure. The enclosure has a plurality of walls. The window assembly includes a cover member structured to be coupled to each of the plurality of walls in order to form an enclosed region; a window member coupled to the cover member; a frame member... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Electric vehicle charging circuit breaker

An electric vehicle charging circuit breaker for charging an electric vehicle with power from a power source. The electric vehicle charging circuit breaker includes a circuit protection unit structured to provide circuit protection between the power source and the electric vehicle, an electric vehicle charging unit structured to control charging... Eaton Corporation

 new patent  Bucket assemblies with electrically grounded front panels for motor control centers and related motor control centers

Motor control centers have units or bucket assemblies with a spring-loaded front panel attached to a housing of the unit by a laterally extending metallic shaft that allows the front panel to pivot open about a long axis of the shaft. When closed, the bottom of the front panel slidably... Eaton Corporation

Tube sheet design for use in air separation modules

An air separation module (ASM) is described herein that can include an outer shell having a first end, a second end, and a tubular outer wall disposed between the first end and the second end. The ASM can further include a hollow fiber membrane. The hollow fiber member can include... Eaton Corporation

Fluid system

A fluid system includes a controller, a control valve, and a fluid manifold. A first solenoid may be connected to the fluid manifold, the control valve, and/or the controller. A second solenoid may be connected to the fluid manifold, the control valve, and/or the controller. A first pressure sensor may... Eaton Corporation

Latch orientation mechanism

A latch assembly comprises a hollow bore comprising a cylindrical inner surface. A latch comprises a base abutting the cylindrical inner surface. A body comprises a first end adjoining the base, a distal end distanced from the first end, and a groove extending from the distal end towards the first... Eaton Corporation

Method to automatically detect parameter for pressure dynamics control

Systems and methods for auto-commissioning first and second valve assemblies associated with an actuator in an electro-hydraulic system are disclosed. In one method, a controller performs an automatic test protocol to determine a bulk modulus over fluid volume parameter used by the controller to control the valve assemblies. In one... Eaton Corporation

Control strategy for hydraulic actuator with a pair of independent metering valves

Systems and methods for controlling valve assemblies associated with an actuator in an electro-hydraulic system are disclosed. In one method, a controller monitors hydraulic fluid flow for an actuator to identify one valve assembly connected to the actuator as a meter-in valve and another valve assembly connected to the actuator... Eaton Corporation

Method to automatically detect the area ratio of an actuator

Systems and methods for estimating the area ratio of an actuator in static and dynamic states are disclosed. In one aspect, a metering valve is connected to each side of the actuator. In one example, one metering valve is held closed while the other metering valve incrementally pressurizes the actuator... Eaton Corporation

Ups systems and methods using coordinated static switch and inverter operation for generator walk-in

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system includes an AC output, an inverter coupled to the AC output and configured to provide power at the AC output, and a switch configured to selectively couple a generator (e.g., an engine-generator set) to the AC output. The system further includes a control circuit... Eaton Corporation

Electric vehicle supply equipment and a determining a state of a contactor in electric vehicle supply equipment

Electric vehicle supply equipment includes a contactor having a first set of contacts and a second set of contacts, an amplifier circuit electrically connected to the load side output of the first set of contacts via a first connection and to the load side output of the second set of... Eaton Corporation

Switching rocker arm for internal exhaust gas recirculation with simple latch control

A switching rocker arm constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes an outer arm, an inner arm, a latch, a roller, a first lost motion spring and a second lost motion spring. The outer arm has a first outer side arm, a second outer side arm,... Eaton Corporation

Modular and serviceable electromagnetic clutch assembly

An electromagnetic clutch assembly comprises an input shaft comprising a longitudinal axis. A rotor assembly is coupled to the input shaft. A solenoid assembly is coupled to transfer electromagnetic flux to the rotor assembly. An armature is coupled to the input shaft. The armature is configured to circulate electromagnetic flux... Eaton Corporation

Method to reduce electromagnetic interference in switching circuit applications

A method for providing electromagnetic compatibility to a motor control circuit is provided. A base pulse width modulated signal is selected to apply to a motor control circuit, and comprises a duty cycle for controlling an affiliated motor. Sensed system conditions are inputted for selecting a hopping frequency and a... Eaton Corporation

Bucket assemblies for motor control centers (mcc) with disconnect assemblies and related mcc cabinets and methods

Circuit breakers with a rotary handle attached to an inwardly oriented shaft that connects to a gear assembly that translates rotational input to linear input also include a trip assist spring in communication with the rack gear so that, in operation, the trip assist spring applies a force to the... Eaton Corporation

Electrical units with onboard electronic monitoring and related methods

AFCI and/or GFCI units (10) with onboard trip monitoring and/or wiring error monitoring circuit (100) with an opto-isolator (50) and a controller (60) in electrical communication with the opto-isolator (50). The controller (60) monitors the opto-isolator (50) to identify a TRIP or RESET state of the circuit (100) such as... Eaton Corporation

Fuel tank safety valve

A fuel tank system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a fuel tank, a purge canister and a valve assembly. The valve assembly can be fluidly coupled between the fuel tank and the purge canister. The valve assembly can include a main valve and a... Eaton Corporation

Electric vehicle charging device and charging electric vehicle

An electric vehicle charging device includes a processing unit having a memory with a routine stored therein which, when executed by the processing unit causes the processing unit to control circuitry to prevent the electric vehicle charging device from charging an electric vehicle for a random delay period and to... Eaton Corporation

In-cylinder egr for air fuel ratio control

Air to fuel ratio management comprises sensing a power output request for the engine and determining a fuel-efficient air to fuel ratio. A current air to fuel ratio is sensed in one or both of an intake manifold and an exhaust manifold connected to the engine. An air to fuel... Eaton Corporation

Circuit breakers with handle bearing pins

Circuit breakers with handles having at least one handle bearing pin that contacts an upper end portion of a moving arm and allows the arm to rotate to “OFF”, “ON” and “TRIP” positions, typically about 90 degrees of rotation.... Eaton Corporation

Acting force transmission device for use with valve mechanism and manufacturing the same

An acting force transmission device for use with a valve mechanism of an engine includes an acting force transmission member that transmits an acting force to a valve to open/close the valve. A support shaft is provided in the acting force transmission member. An annular roller is directly mounted on... Eaton Corporation

Supercharger having constant lead helix angle timing gears

A supercharger constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a housing, a first rotor, a second rotor, a first timing gear, a second timing gear, a first rotor shaft and a second rotor shaft. The first and second rotors are received in cylindrical overlapping chambers of... Eaton Corporation

Supercharger having rotor with press-fit stub shafts

A supercharger constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a housing, a first rotor, a second rotor and a rotor shaft assembly. The first and second rotors are received in cylindrical overlapping chambers of the housing. The first rotor has a central longitudinal passage. The rotor... Eaton Corporation

Bearing plate for supercharger

A supercharger constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a housing, first and second rotors, a bearing plate and a pair of sleeves. The first and second rotors are received in cylindrical overlapping chambers of the housing, the first rotor supported by a first rotor shaft,... Eaton Corporation

Electrical switching apparatus and sensing assembly therefor

A sensing assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus. The electrical switching apparatus includes a base having a pocket portion, and a bus bar coupled to the base. The sensing assembly includes a housing structured to be coupled to the pocket portion, a power harvester coupled to the housing, a... Eaton Corporation

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

Electrically controlled fuel system module

A fuel tank system constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes a fuel tank, a first vent tube, an evaporative emissions control system and a cam driven tank venting control assembly. The first vent tube is disposed in the fuel tank. The evaporative emissions control system... Eaton Corporation

Fireproof quick disconnect coupling assembly

A coupling assembly (20) is provided that includes a first coupling member (25), a second coupling member (24) configured to selectively connect with and disconnect from the first coupling member, a locking sleeve (42) configured to selectively release the first coupling member from the second coupling member; and a layered... Eaton Corporation

Intelligent temperature monitoring system and method therfor

A temperature monitoring system includes an enclosure, an external temperature sensor, and an internal temperature sensor. The enclosure may be explosion-proof, and may include a controller and an internal display disposed within the enclosure. The external temperature sensor may be configured to detect an outside temperature, and the internal temperature... Eaton Corporation

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 has a housing. The guard member includes a base portion structured to receive the electrical conductor, a number of coupling portions extending from the... Eaton Corporation

Golf grip with reminder rib

An improved golf club grip 10a, 10b, 10c with a well-defined and pronounced reminder rib 20a, 20b, 20c includes in one embodiment of the present disclosure a groove 32 positioned in the exterior surface 34 on each side of or surrounding a ridge 24a that extends lengthwise inside the body... Eaton Corporation

Control system and a vfd-based pump and pump system

A control system and method of a VFD-based pump are disclosed. The control system controls an electric motor via a VFD, and the electric motor drives the pump. The control system comprises: an anti-ripple injection module for injecting an anti-ripple signal into a control path, the anti-ripple signal causing pressure... Eaton Corporation

Hose with rubber and plastic

A hose is provided comprising a rubber backing layer directly bonded to a continuous polyamide layer without an intervening adhesive layer, wherein the hose exhibits increased low and high temperature capability and decreased permeation compared to standard automotive refrigerant hoses.... Eaton Corporation

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. A method of operating a fluid coupling may include providing a first member, a second member, a... Eaton Corporation

Hose alignment subassemblies

Subassemblies for air conditioners and other mechanical systems, and methods of assembling the same. In some embodiments, the subassemblies facilitate the proper installation, alignment, and servicing of hoses leading to and from thermal expansion valves in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The subassemblies can be particularly helpful when installing thermal... Eaton Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082812

Advanced cooling system for electrical equipment

A cooling system for a circuit breaker is provided. The cooling system includes a temperature management unit, a power assembly, and a heat dissipating assembly. The temperature management unit is structured to detect the temperature at one of the circuit breaker or the conductor assembly. The power assembly is structured... Eaton Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072153

Fuel tank check valve

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03/15/18 / #20180073492

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

03/15/18 / #20180073508

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

03/15/18 / #20180073617

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

03/15/18 / #20180073667

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

03/15/18 / #20180075991

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

03/15/18 / #20180076627

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

03/08/18 / #20180065614

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

03/08/18 / #20180066778

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

03/08/18 / #20180068806

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

03/08/18 / #20180069392

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

03/01/18 / #20180057052

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

03/01/18 / #20180058275

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

03/01/18 / #20180058276

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

03/01/18 / #20180062284

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

03/01/18 / #20180062285

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

03/01/18 / #20180062306

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

03/01/18 / #20180062534

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

03/01/18 / #20180062544

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

03/01/18 / #20180062557

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

02/22/18 / #20180051784

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

02/22/18 / #20180051799

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

02/22/18 / #20180051803

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

02/22/18 / #20180053616

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

02/15/18 / #20180045081

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

02/15/18 / #20180045084

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

02/15/18 / #20180045086

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

02/15/18 / #20180045089

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

02/15/18 / #20180045103

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

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02/15/18 / #20180045109

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

02/15/18 / #20180045185

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

02/15/18 / #20180045304

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

02/15/18 / #20180045763

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

02/15/18 / #20180048087

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

02/15/18 / #20180048143

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

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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

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








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