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Connectors for fiber optic cables

An apparatus includes first and second components. A track supports one of the components for movement toward the other of the components. ... Eaton Corporation

Edge-lit lighting device

A circular edge-lit lighting device includes a light emitting panel (lep) and a first light emitting diode (led) light source positioned proximal to a first location on a narrow outer perimeter edge of the lep. The first led light source is configured to emit a first light into the lep through the narrow outer perimeter edge. ... Eaton Corporation

Centrifugal clutch assembly

A rotor assembly includes a rotor plate, a friction shoe slidably coupled to the rotor plate and configured to move in a radial direction, and a biasing mechanism operably coupled to the friction shoe and configured to force the friction shoe in a radially inward direction. A predetermined rotation of the rotor plate imparts a centrifugal force on the friction shoe sufficient to overcome the biasing force of the biasing mechanism such that the friction shoe moves in a radially outward direction.. ... Eaton Corporation

Valvetrain with rocker arm housing magnetic latch

A valvetrain includes a rocker arm assembly having a rocker arm and an electromagnetic latch assembly. A magnet of the latch assembly is housed within a chamber formed by the rocker arm. ... Eaton Corporation

Dual clutch assembly with neutral function and transmission assembly

A dual clutch assembly comprises a rotatable second input shaft that surrounds and is concentric with a rotatable first input shaft. A rotatable hub surrounds the first input shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

Valvetrain for diesel engine having de-compression engine brake

An engine brake rocker arm assembly operable in an engine drive mode and an engine braking mode, the engine brake rocker arm assembly selectively opening first and second exhaust valves, includes: an exhaust valve rocker arm assembly having an exhaust rocker arm that rotates around a rocker shaft; and an engine brake actuation assembly including an actuator assembly; an actuator lever; and a mechanically controlled engine brake actuator that moves between a first position corresponding to the engine brake mode in which the second exhaust valve is opened prior to the first exhaust valve, and a second position corresponding to the drive mode in which the second valve is not opened prior to the first exhaust valve.. . ... Eaton Corporation

Steering device for construction/transport/farm machine

In order to provide a steering device for a construction/transport/farm machine which can be steered by means of a steering wheel operation and by means of a lever operation (or automatic steering) such that not only can a mechanism for prioritizing the steering wheel operation be achieved with a simple configuration, but the mechanism can also be caused to stably operate, the steering device is provided with: steering cylinders 1; a steering valve 2; a pump 3; a steering wheel control valve 4; an electromagnetic control valve 5 for lever/automatic steering; a steering wheel priority valve 6; and a change-over valve 7 which, upon sensing a load pressure generated when the steering wheel control valve 4 is operated, switches the setting of the steering wheel priority valve 6 by using the load pressure, wherein the change-over valve 7 for switching the setting of the steering wheel priority valve 6 has a two-port two-position configuration whereby a drain oil passage of the steering wheel priority valve 6 is closed by utilizing the load pressure generated when the steering wheel control valve 4 is operated.. . ... Eaton Corporation

Fluid system with filter differential pressure control

A fluid system includes a fluid valve, a fluid filter connected to the fluid valve, a first pressure sensor in fluid communication the fluid filter, a second pressure sensor disposed downstream of the fluid filter, and a controller configured to determine a condition of the fluid filter according to information from the first pressure sensor and the second pressure sensor. The controller may be configured to control operation of the fluid valve according to the condition of the fluid filter and the information from the first pressure sensor and the second pressure sensor. ... Eaton Corporation

Thermally conductive assemblies with wedge blocks for contact heat conduction suitable for electrical devices such as load centers

Thermally conductive assemblies that provide a heat conduction path include at least one thermally conductive wedge block that can be held in a receptacle with a wall having sufficient flexibility to be able to expand outward in response to an outward force applied by the at least one thermally conductive wedge block. The wedge block can also be electrically resistive.. ... Eaton Corporation

Electrical switching apparatus and thermal trip assembly therefor

A thermal trip assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus. The electrical switching apparatus includes a housing, separable contacts enclosed by the housing, an operating mechanism for opening and closing the separable contacts, and a number of shunts. ... Eaton Corporation

System, method, and apparatus for operating a high efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft and an output shaft, the input shaft selectively accepting a torque input from a prime mover, and the output shaft selectively providing torque output to a driveline. A controller determines a shaft displacement angle representing an angle value of rotational displacement difference between at least two shafts of the transmission, and performs a transmission operation responsive to the shaft displacement angle.. ... Eaton Corporation

High efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

High efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

High efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. The shift actuator is mounted on an exterior wall of a housing including the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180149

High efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180148

High efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180179947

High pressure rotor seal configuration for supercharger

A supercharger that receives and/or generates high pressure boost air and contains gear lubrication includes a housing, a rotor coupled to a rotor shaft rotatably supported in the housing, and a high pressure rotor seal disposed about the rotor shaft. The high pressure rotor seal includes a primary lip configured to contact the rotor shaft and be exposed to the gear lubrication, and at least one boost pressure blocking lip configured to contact the rotor shaft and maintain a seal against the rotor shaft when the high pressure boost air acts thereon.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178804

System, method, and apparatus for operating a high efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178803

System, method, and apparatus for operating a high efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178798

High efficiency, high output transmission

A transmission includes an input shaft coupled to a prime mover, a countershaft, main shaft, and an output shaft, with gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. A shift actuator selectively couples the input shaft to the main shaft by rotatably coupling gears between the countershaft and the main shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175597

Electrical system and switching assembly therefor

A switching assembly includes an enclosure member, a backpan coupled to the enclosure member, an electrical switching apparatus coupled to the enclosure member, and an electrical receptacle electrically connected to the electrical switching apparatus. The enclosure member, the backpan, the electrical switching apparatus, and the electrical receptacle are structured so as to form a self-contained sub-assembly.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175593

Thermally conductive ring assemblies suitable for load centers

Thermally conductive assemblies that provide a heat conduction path include at least one thermally conductive inner member with longitudinally opposing first and second ends and an open center channel and an outer member surrounding the at least one thermally conductive inner member. The outer member is sufficiently flexible to expand outward in response to an outward force applied by the at least one thermally conductive inner member. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174789

Self-resetting current limiter

A self-resetting current limiter includes: a first connecting contact for bringing the current limiter into contact with a first electrical conductor a second connecting contact for bringing the current limiter into contact with a second electrical conductor; a first movable contact member; and a second movable contact member, wherein the first and the second movable contact members are electrically interconnected in a first position of the first and the second movable contact member, such that a current path between the first and the second connecting contact is closed, and wherein the first and the second movable contact members are separated from one another in a second position of the first and the second movable contact member, such that the current path between the first and the second connecting contact is interrupted.. . ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174779

Safety switches with live voltage separation

A safety switch includes a housing including first and second compartments that are separated by a barrier, a switch mechanism in the first compartment, one or more fuse holders in the second compartment, a first door connected to the housing and covering the first compartment, a second door connected to the housing, a handle connected to the switch mechanism, and a locking mechanism operatively connected to the handle. The handle is movable between an off position and an on position. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174775

Quenching plate arrangement for a switching device

A quenching plate arrangement for a switching device has plural quenching plates for arc splitting and/or lengthening; a guiding plate, the quenching plates being arranged substantially next to one another to firm a stack, the guiding plate laterally delimiting the stack, the guiding plate protruding beyond the quenching plates in a main extension direction; and a dc-suitable switching device having a first contact and a second contact, at least the second contact being movable relative to the first contact, a first and second running rail arrangement for conducting an arc with respective first and second current directions, the two running rail arrangements having respective first and second running rails, the two first and two second running rails respectively running in opposite directions from the first and second contacts, and the first running rails being connected in an electrically conducting manner in closed loop form, with the quenching plate arrangement.. . ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174724

Current sensing circuit and current sensing assembly including the same

A current sensing circuit for use with a rogowski coil arranged around a conductor having a primary current includes input terminals structured to receive an output voltage of the rogowski coil, an analog to digital converter structured to convert a differential voltage to a digital differential voltage signal, a digital integrator structured to receive the digital differential voltage signal, to implement a discrete-time transfer function that is a transform of a transfer function of an analog integrator, and to output a digital integrator output signal, and a direct current blocker filter structured to remove a direct current bias from the digital integrator output signal and to output a digital current output signal that is proportional to the primary current in the conductor.. . ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172768

System and method for detecting stator faults in ac electrical machines

A system and method for detecting a phase-to-ground fault in an ac electrical machine operates to receive measurements of three-phase voltages and currents provided to the ac electrical machine, compute at least one of a zero sequence component and a negative sequence component of voltage and current from the three-phase voltages and currents, and calculate a fault severity index (f si) based on the zero or negative sequence component of voltage and current, so as to identify a phase-to-ground fault in the ac electrical machine. Calculating the fsi further includes determining a total value of the zero or negative sequence current, determining a noise-contributed value of the zero or negative sequence current included in the total value, determining a compensated value of the zero or negative sequence current based on the total value and the noise-contributed value, and calculating the fsi based on the compensated value.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172767

System and method for monitoring contact life of a circuit interrupter

An electronic trip unit for a circuit interrupter includes a line side voltage sensing module for measuring first voltages on a line side of separable contacts, a load side voltage sensing module for measuring second voltages on a load side of the separable contacts, a current sensor, and a main controller. The main controller is further structured and configured to: (i) for each of a plurality of arc interruption events in the circuit interrupter, determine a mass loss due to contact erosion during the arc interruption event based on one or more of the first voltages, the second voltages and the current measured by the current sensor, (ii) determine a total mass loss based on each determined mass loss due to contact erosion, and (iii) monitor a remaining life of the separable contacts based on the determined total mass loss due to contact erosion.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172184

Low permeation fuel hose

Low permeation fuel hose is provided comprising an outer cover layer prepared from a composition comprising a polyvinyl chloride (pvc), a thermoplastic copolyester elastomer and, optionally, a thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu), wherein the hose exhibits improved low and high temperature performance compared to conventional fuel hoses having an outer layer consisting of industrial grade pvc.. . ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172163

Hydrodynamic sealing component and assembly

A hydrodynamic sealing component includes a land portion and a plurality of hydrodynamic grooves. The hydrodynamic sealing component may include sets of shallow grooves and deep grooves. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180172141

Position sensor body assembly

A transmission position sensor body assembly configured to be securely attached to a transmission housing includes a sensor body housing, a cap member and compression limiters. The sensor body housing has a central rim and a pair of outer receiving lobes that define a corresponding pair of bores. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171893

Supercharger-based twin charging system for an engine

The present disclosure relates to dual compression engine boosting systems utilizing both a turbocharger and a supercharger and control systems relating to relative activation and deactivation of the boosting devices. Various exhaust gas recirculation (egr) configurations are also disclosed for the dual compression engine boosting systems.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180171865

Supercharger integral resonator

A supercharger assembly comprises a housing, a rotor bore with an outer wall, an outlet in an outlet plane, an inlet in an inlet plane perpendicular to the outlet plane, and an outlet divider wall. The supercharger assembly comprises a first recess, a first perforated material covering the first recess, and an outlet resonator. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170199

Isolated high precision pilot voltage generating circuit and electric vehicle supply equipment including the same

An electrical circuit for electric vehicle supply equipment including a pilot control signal unit structured to generate a pilot control signal having a state including one of a high state and a low state, a pilot control signal isolation unit structured to generate an isolated pilot control signal that is isolated from the power lines of the electric vehicle supply equipment and is based on the state of the pilot control signal, and an amplification unit structured to generate a pilot signal based on the state of the pilot control signal. The amplification unit is structured to receive the isolated pilot control signal and the isolated voltage and to use the isolated pilot control signal and the isolated voltage to generate the pilot signal, and the pilot signal is isolated from the power lines of the electric vehicle supply equipment.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170198

Pilot signal detection and indication unit and electric vehicle charging system including the same

A pilot signal detection and indication unit includes a pilot signal scaling unit structured to generate a scaled pilot signal by shifting a pilot signal using a bias voltage and scaling down the pilot signal, a pilot signal duty cycle comparator unit structured to generate a limited pilot signal that has a fixed peak voltage and a duty cycle that is equivalent to the duty cycle of the pilot signal, a processing unit structured to determine a voltage value and the duty cycle value of the pilot signal from the scaled pilot signal and the limited pilot signal, and to generate an indication signal based on the determined voltage value and duty cycle value, and an indication unit having a number of indicators and being structured to activate selected ones of the number of indicators based on the indication signal.. . ... Eaton Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166241

Electrical switching apparatus and shunt tab assembly therefor

A shunt tab assembly is for an electrical switching apparatus, such as a circuit breaker. The electrical switching apparatus includes a housing, separable contacts enclosed by the housing, an operating mechanism for opening and closing the separable contacts, and a number of shunts. ... Eaton Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166225

Electrical contact alloy for vacuum contactors

An improved electrical contact alloy, useful for example, in vacuum interrupters used in vacuum contactors is provided. The contact alloy according to the disclosed concept comprises copper particles and chromium particles present in a ratio of copper to chromium of 2:3 to 20:1. ... Eaton Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180166026

Configurable lighting system

A luminaire can include a housing having at least one outer surface that forms a cavity. The luminaire can also include an aperture that traverses the at least one outer surface of the housing. ... Eaton Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163577

Electrically latching rocker arm assembly having built-in obd functionality

An internal combustion engine includes a cam-actuated rocker arm assembly with a solenoid-actuated latch that provides for cylinder deactivation or variable valve actuation. The solenoid is in a position where its inductance varies significantly in relation to the position of a latch pin as it translates between latching and non-latching configurations. ... Eaton Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180163576

Valve actuating device and method of making same

A method of assembling a switching rocker arm assembly having an inner arm, an outer arm and a latch. The method includes indenting an outer arm surface on the outer arm, the outer arm surface defining an arcuate aperture. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159341

Current sharing architecture for combination charger

A charger apparatus a first port, a second port, a first circuit coupled to the first port, and a second circuit coupled to the second port. The charger also includes a controller, wherein the first circuit and the second circuit each receive a dc power signal generated from an ac input signal, and wherein the controller is structured and configured to determine whether a load current on the second circuit is above a threshold level and responsive to determining that the load current is above the threshold level, (i) cause the first circuit to advertise the first current at a level that is less than a maximum current level that may be advertised at the first port, and (ii) cause the second circuit to advertise the second current at a level that is equal to a maximum current level that may be advertised at the second port.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159336

Power supply system cooperable with powered network cable

A power supply system is cooperable with a powered network cable and includes an output apparatus that includes a number of usb connectors and a number of network connectors situated on a support. The power supply system advantageously employs the electrical power that is obtained from the powered network cable to provide power to the usb connectors. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180159310

Arc fault circuit interrupter apparatus and methods using symmetrical component harmonic detection

Methods include sensing phase currents through a circuit interruption device, generating at least one symmetrical component harmonic current signal for at least one harmonic of the phase currents responsive to the sensed phase currents, and interrupting the phase currents responsive to the at least one symmetrical component harmonic current signal. The phase currents may be interrupted responsive to a phase and/or a magnitude of the at least one symmetrical component harmonic current signal meeting a criterion. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156846

Voltage sensor housing and assembly including the same

A voltage sensor housing includes a top portion including a conductive top portion composed of conductive material and non-conductive top portions composed of non-conductive material, a bottom portion composed of non-conductive material, side portions composed of non-conductive material, wherein the top portion the bottom portion and the side portions define an interior area structured to hold a voltage sensor, and conductive side portions composed of conductive material and being disposed adjacent to the side portions. The conductive top portion is electrically floating and the conductive side portions are electrically grounded.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156345

Oil controlled valve

A valve body comprises an inner compartment extending along a longitudinal axis from a second end portion towards a first end portion. First, second, and third fluid ports in to the valve body are perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156248

Hydraulic cylinder

A hydraulic cylinder may include a cylindrical body, a first piston rod coupled with a first end of the body, and a second piston rod coupled with a second end of the body. The first piston rod may include a cavity with an inner diameter, and the second piston rod may have an outer diameter that is smaller than the inner diameter of the cavity. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156243

Hydraulic system and method for reducing boom bounce with counter-balance protection

A hydraulic system (600) and method for reducing boom dynamics of a boom (30), while providing counter-balance valve protection, includes a hydraulic cylinder (110), first and second counter-balance valves (300, 400), first and second control valves (700, 800), and a selection valve set (850). The selection valve set is adapted to self-configure to a first configuration and to a second configuration when a net load (90) is supported by a first chamber (116, 118) and a second chamber (118, 116) of the hydraulic cylinder, respectively. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156206

Radial piston device with reduced pressure drop

A radial piston device includes a housing, a pintle attached to the housing and having a pintle shaft, a rotor rotatably mounted on the pintle shaft and having cylinders, pistons displaceably received in the cylinders, and a drive shaft coupled to the rotor and rotatably supported within the housing. The radial piston device includes mechanisms for reducing a pressure loss of hydraulic fluid flowing into the pintle shaft.. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156140

Switching rocker arm for internal exhaust gas recirculation

A switching rocker arm constructed in accordance to one example of the present disclosure includes an outer arm, an inner arm, a latch, an inner roller and a first torsion spring. The outer arm has a pair of outer arm portions and a connecting arm extending therebetween. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156081

Rocker assembly having improved durability

A durable system for controlling variable valve actuation of an engine valve corresponding to a cylinder of an automobile engine. The system includes first and second crowned cams having first and second lift profiles and a rocker arm assembly. ... Eaton Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180156078

Engine valve lifter oil flow control and anti-rotation feature

An engine roller lifter for use in a valve train of an internal combustion engine and constructed in accordance to another example of the present disclosure includes a body having an outer peripheral surface configured for sliding movement in a bore provided in the engine. The bore is supplied by an oil passage communicating therewith. ... Eaton Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152007

Motor control center units with multi-purpose shutter cams and related units

Motor control centers have units or buckets with multi-purpose shutter cams that slide shutters right and left to controllably block access to a portal of an isolation lead screw that can extend and retract power connectors and that provides one or more safety interlock engagement features that prevent certain actions depending on the operating state of the buckets.. . ... Eaton Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151307

Vacuum switching apparatus and electrical contact therefor

An electrical contact for a vacuum switching apparatus. The vacuum switching apparatus includes a second electrical contact. ... Eaton Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151283

Combination solenoid apparatus and printed circuit board, and associated method

A solenoid apparatus is combined with a printed circuit board to form an improved combination of structures. The solenoid apparatus includes a solenoid that is situated on a frame that is formed from an electrically nonconductive material. ... Eaton Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180148953

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 of the enclosure. ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145492

Cable/lead insertion unit

A cable/lead insertion unit for the insertion and passing-through of at least one lead into and through a wall opening of a housing wall. An insertion sleeve is used for insertion into the wall opening and a bearing flange at least in places protrudes therefrom radially outwards. ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145486

Motor control center (mcc) units with slidable shutters

Motor control centers have units or buckets with an operator mechanism with a retractable power stab assembly and one or more sliding shutters that controllably block access to a stab isolation port based on position of the operator disconnect handle using an attached shutter cam that slides the shutter right and left.. . ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145429

Contacting device for contacting an electrical conductor to an electrical conductor path

A contacting device for bringing an electrical conductor into contact with an electrical conductor path includes a housing having a first opening for inserting the electrical conductor into a cavity in the housing and a second opening for inserting the electrical conductor path into the cavity in the housing, and a bow collector including a first portion, which is arranged in the cavity in the housing, and a second portion. The bow collector is designed such that the electrical conductor can be pressed against the electrical conductor path by the first portion of the bow collector after the electrical conductor and electrical conductor path have been inserted into the cavity in the housing, as a result of which the electrical conductor is retained on the electrical conductor path in a clamping position so as to be in contact with the electrical conductor path.. ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145008

Dielectric heat path devices, and systems and methods using the same

Devices, systems, and methods for dissipating heat generated from an electrical current carrying device are provided herein. The disclosed concept provides a dielectric heat path device that assists in heat dissipation of an electrical current carrying device by transferring heat from one end of the device to another. ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142864

Signalling apparatus for command and/or reporting devices

A signaling apparatus for command and/or indicating devices includes a base unit having at least two light sources which each generate light and are arranged on the base unit at a spacing from one another, and at least two light modules which are stacked along a main axis of the signaling apparatus and are operatively connected to the light sources such that light generated by the light sources is coupled into the light modules in a beam direction parallel to the main axis, the light modules each having a reflection region for reflecting at least in part the light coupled into the light modules in a signaling direction. A particular reflection region occupies only a portion of the light module in a peripheral direction of the corresponding light module perpendicular to the main axis of the signaling apparatus, which portion is smaller than a total periphery of the light module.. ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142677

Insert type rotor for radial piston device

A radial piston device includes a housing (102), a pintle (110) attached to the housing (102) and having a pintle shaft (112), a rotor (130) rotatably mounted on the pintle shaft (112) and having cylinders (132), pistons (150) displaceably received in the cylinders (132), and a drive shaft (190) coupled to the rotor (130) and rotatably supported within the housing (102). The rotor (130) is made with two parts, such as a rotor body (250) and a rotor insert (252) received into the rotor body (250).. ... Eaton Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180142583

Sliding contact for electrically actuated rocker arm

A valvetrain for an internal combustion engine of the type that has a combustion chamber, a moveable valve having a seat formed in the combustion chamber, and a camshaft includes a rocker arm assembly, a pivot providing a fulcrum for a rocker arm of the rocker arm assembly, and a latch assembly. An electrical device mounted to the rocker arm assembly receives power or communicates through a circuit that includes an electrical connection formed by abutment between surfaces of two distinct parts. ... Eaton Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139856

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 receives and is in abutting contact with the shaft which provides an electrical ground.. ... Eaton Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138723

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 of the electric vehicle, a metering unit structured to meter power flowing between the power source and the electric vehicle, and a display unit structured to display information including at least one of metering information and a status of electric vehicle charging.. ... Eaton Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138682

Cable/line insertion

A cable/line insertion is used to insert and thread at least one line into and through a wall opening into a housing wall. The insertion comprises an insertion sleeve for inserting into the wall opening, a pressing flange which projects substantially radially outwards from same, in places, and a clamping part which in particular can be screwed in the direction of the pressing flange onto the insertion sleeve, and a fastening section of the insertion sleeve, which is arranged opposite the clamping part. ... Eaton Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138681

Cable/line lead-in

A cable/line lead-in has at least one insertion sleeve and/or an intermediate connecting piece, which has a contact flange protruding radially outward at least at points. Furthermore, the cable/line lead-in has a clamping part which is detachably placeable on a connecting section of the insertion sleeve in the direction of the contact flange, wherein insertion sleeve and clamping part can be assembled from at least two individual elements divided essentially in the axial direction and guide and/or positioning means are arranged along corresponding partition edges of the individual elements for the assembly thereof accurately in position. ... Eaton Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138669

Enclosure, and window assembly and assembling method therefor

A window assembly is for an enclosure. The enclosure has a plurality of walls. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131181

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 configured to variably modulate the switch to gradually increase control power flow from the generator to the ac output while causing the inverter to concurrently provide power to the ac output. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131106

Electrical switching device comprising electrical clamping connections

A clamping arrangement includes: two spring-force terminals, the two spring-force terminals each including a clamping cage and a spring, each of the two clamping cages being able to receive an electrical conductor pushed in an insertion direction and to clamp the conductor between the cage and the spring, a first insertion direction of a first of the two spring-force terminals and a second insertion direction of a second of the two spring-force terminals being arranged at an angle larger than 0° to one another. The two spring-force terminals are arranged one behind the other in one of the insertion directions of the electrical conductor. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128607

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128292

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 as a meter-out valve. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128290

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128133

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180127109

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126329

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123499

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119610

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. ... Eaton Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180119584

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, an outer arm first end and an outer arm second end. ... Eaton Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118365

Aircraft fuel pump

In an embodiment, the present invention provides an aircraft fuel pump assembly including: a pump; a canister to enclose the pump and mount the pump within an aircraft fuel tank; and a discrete electronics unit mounted remotely to the pump. In another embodiment, the present invention provides a manhole cover for an aircraft, comprising an integral mounting for an electronics unit.. ... Eaton Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118042

Electric vehicle supply equipment and a method of 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 contacts via a second connection, the amplifier circuit being structured to amplify a voltage difference between a first voltage at the first connection and a second voltage at the second connection, and control electronics structured to compare the amplified voltage difference to a threshold voltage and to determine whether the first and second sets of contacts are closed based on the comparison between the amplified voltage difference and the threshold voltage.. . ... Eaton Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108505

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

04/19/18 / #20180106204

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. ... Eaton Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105052

Electric vehicle charging device and method for 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 allow the electric vehicle charging device to charge the electric vehicle starting when the random delay period ends, wherein the random delay period starts at a predetermined start time and lasts a random delay length of time. The random delay reduces the peak load on a transformer that the electric vehicle charging device and other electric vehicle charging devices receive power from.. ... Eaton Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105034

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. ... Eaton Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102233

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. ... Eaton Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100544

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, the second rotor supported by a second rotor shaft. ... Eaton Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100506

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. ... Eaton Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100430

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 the housing. ... Eaton Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180100412

Acting force transmission device for use with valve mechanism and method of 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. ... Eaton Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180095130

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 a fault current to be provided to a number of the cable assemblies, (ii) receive an input from each circuit interrupter that is coupled to one of the cable assemblies, each input being indicative of a trip signal output of the circuit interrupter, (iii) determine based on the received inputs (a) that an error has occurred with respect to operation of the circuit interrupters and (b) a recommendation for fixing the error, and (iv) cause an output indicative of the error and the recommendation to be provided on the human machine interface.. ... Eaton Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180090285

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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087977

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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087708

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 flame retardant structure (50). The layered flame retardant structure (50) may include a first flame retardant layer (52), a generally cylindrical sleeve (54) that extends over the first flame retardant layer, and a second flame retardant layer (56) that extends over a substantial portion of the generally cylindrical sleeve. ... Eaton Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087475

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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180087412

Self-retracting hydraulic engine brake system

An exhaust valve rocker arm assembly operable in a combustion engine mode and an engine braking mode includes: a rocker shaft defining a pressurized oil supply conduit; a rocker arm that receives the rocker shaft and rotates around the rocker shaft, the rocker arm having an oil supply passage therein; a valve bridge that engages a first exhaust valve at a first foot and a second exhaust valve at a second foot; and a capsule assembly disposed on the rocker arm having a capsule body that moves between first and second capsule positions, wherein, in the first capsule position, the capsule body is in a retracted position in the rocker arm offset from the valve bridge, wherein, in the second capsule position, the capsule body extends rigidly for cooperative engagement with the valve bridge.. . ... 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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080691

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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080587

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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180080584

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

03/22/18 / #20180080443

Control system and method of 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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078836

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 14a of the grip 10a. When the golf grip 10a is installed on a golf club shaft 12, the groove 32 facilitates the flexing of the grip material for forming the reminder rib 20a. ... 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 inverter and the second inverter, wherein the controller is structured and configured to control operation of the first inverter and the second inverter in a manner such that a total power provided to the primary side of the transformer does not exceed the power rating of the transformer, and wherein the power rating of the transformer is less than a sum of the maximum output power ratings of all inverters that are coupled to the transformer.. ... 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. ... 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 intermediate fiber layer that can be formed around the inner fiber layer. ... 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 housing such that the hcu is mounted on a top of the differential assembly.. ... 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. ... Eaton Corporation

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 the pistons. ... Eaton Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180073401

Rocker arm having oil release valve that operates as an accumulator

An exhaust valve rocker arm assembly operable in a combustion engine mode and an engine braking mode can include a rocker shaft and a rocker arm. The rocker shaft can define a pressurized oil supply conduit. ... 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 one of the terminals. The disclosed enclosure and terminals include a series of interrelated safety features that prevent a user from accidentally completing the circuit from one terminal to another when the electrical protection system would be in an unsafe state. ... 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. ... 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. ... Eaton Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180062557

System and method for 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, each capacitor having a capacitor voltage thereacross, and a protection circuit including a detection circuit configured to detect a short circuit on one or more of the first and second capacitors of the dc link capacitor bank and generate an action signal upon detection of a short circuit on one or more of the first and second capacitors of the dc link capacitor bank. The asd circuit also includes an action circuit in operable communication with the detection circuit and configured to cause a short circuit across the dc link upon receiving the action signal from the detection circuit.. ... 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 power source at a frequency that is less than a fundamental frequency of the ac voltage and to operate the second switch to bypass the first switch responsive to operation of the motor meeting a predetermined criterion.. . ... 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 gate and the source of the transistor, a resistor electrically connected between the drain of the transistor and a neutral input from the ac power source, and a capacitor electrically connected in parallel with the resistor.. . ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 arm is an inner arm. The second arm is pivotably secured adjacent its first end to the first arm adjacent the first end of the first arm. ... 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 the second arm includes a latch to engage the second arm with the first arm. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 a routine structured to detect a fault condition and a type of the fault condition, to control the second operating mechanism to open the second set of separable contacts in response to detecting a first type of fault condition, and to control the second operating mechanism to close the second set of separable contacts a predetermined amount of time after controlling the second operating mechanism to open the second set of separable contacts.. . ... 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. ... Eaton Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047536

Reduced-component high-speed disconnection of an electronically controlled contactor

A contactor includes a coil through which current flows in an active state of the contactor; a controller configured to control the contactor; and a voltage converter, wherein, in the active state, the voltage converter is configured to converts an input voltage into a coil voltage which drops across the coil. The voltage converter can be electrically switched back into the active state from an inactive state using the controller. ... 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 first notch. ... 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. ... 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 displacement volume of the variable displacement pump in response to a decrease in the outlet pressure.. ... Eaton Corporation

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 from the expander. ... 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. ... 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 the inner arm and the outer arm, and a latch having a first position and a second position. The latch in the first position pivotally fixes the inner arm and the outer arm at a second end of each of the inner arm and the outer arm, and in the second position allows the inner arm and the outer arm to pivot independently. ... 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 outer body and at least partially within the hollowed inner area. The inner body includes a low pressure chamber defined therein, and a high pressure chamber is defined between the plunger and the inner body within the hollowed inner area. ... 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 is disposed in the inner bore, and the cartridge is sized and shaped for insertion into the cartridge cavity formed in an underside of the valve train carrier. ... 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. ... 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 gear assembly having a an annulus gear, a sun gear, a planet gear, and center shaft that provides output from the transmission, and a spline joint that couples the main shaft to the center shaft and in operation transfers torque through and reduces eccentric loads between the main shaft and the center shaft that occur due to axial misalignment.. . ... 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. ... Eaton Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037213

System and method of 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

02/01/18 / #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 second converter circuits to an ac source and a load to provide a first mode of operation wherein the first and second converter circuits respectively operate as a rectifier and an inverter to serve the load from the ac source and a second mode of operation wherein the first and second converter circuits operate as parallel inverters to serve the load from the dc bus. ... 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 the selective connections to thereby allow automated, redundant power transitions to the system load from three different power sources.. . ... 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. ... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034209

Automatically deducing the electrical cabling between electrical devices

A plug adapter configured for application with a system for automatically deducing the electrical cabling between electrical devices includes: a plug configured to plug into in a socket of an electrical device; a socket configured to plug into a plug of an electrical cable; a light receiver positioned to receive light emitted by an optical fiber ending in the plug of the electrical cable; and an electronic unit configured to control the light receiver and/or the light emitter and including an interface configured to communicate with a cabling management system of the system configured to automatically deduce the electrical cabling between electrical devices in order to receive control signals for the light emitter and to transmit detection signals from the light receiver.. . ... 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 steel or steel alloy and copper or copper alloy composite having a current shunt integrated therein.. ... 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 the light detector, a first amount of light from the light source; determining whether liquid is present in the liquid chamber according to the first amount of light, providing light from the light source at a second intensity, driving the light detector at a second sensitivity level, receiving, via the light detector, a second amount of light from the light source, and/or confirming whether liquid is present in the liquid chamber according to the second amount of light. The first sensitivity level may be different from the second sensitivity level.. ... 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. ... 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 clutch ear guides and a plurality of lock pin engaging surfaces. ... Eaton Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180031041

Low creep bearing and method for 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. ... 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 system, that is not sensitive to rotational orientation around a mounting axis.. ... 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 valve stem of the predefined engine. The apparatus includes a fixture sized and shaped to receive a switching rocker arm assembly, the switching rocker arm assembly having a first end for pivoting and a second end for latching, and a latch with a latch pin fitting into a latch bore and a latch seat. ... Eaton Corporation








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