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Title:
SELF-ALIGNING ACTUATOR FOR DOOR-OPERATED SWITCH
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/088177
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An actuator system for operating a switch is described herein. The actuator system can include a shaft of a handle assembly. The shaft couples to a handle and a male coupling element and has a number of positions. Further, a coupling body of a switch assembly can be positioned in the number of positions. The coupling body engages the switch and has a female coupling element, which has a slotted portion that receives the male coupling element and an angled terminus that aligns the shaft to a first position as the shaft couples to the coupling body. The slotted portion receives and engages the male coupling element when the shaft is coupled to the coupling body. The slotted portion prevents the male coupling element from disengaging when the coupling body is in a second position, and disengages the male coupling element when the coupling body is in the first position.

Inventors:
MANAHAN, Joseph, Michael (4598 Brookhill Drive North, Manlius, NY, 13104, US)
Application Number:
US2011/066290
Publication Date:
December 06, 2012
Filing Date:
December 20, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY (600 Travis St, Suite 5600Houston, TX, 77002, US)
MANAHAN, Joseph, Michael (4598 Brookhill Drive North, Manlius, NY, 13104, US)
International Classes:
H02B1/28; H01H71/00; H02B1/38
Foreign References:
US20100263994A12010-10-21
US6974922B22005-12-13
US20090065339A12009-03-12
US5634553A1997-06-03
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SMITH, Timothy, M. (King & Spalding LLP, Attn: IP Docketing1100 Louisiana St., Suite 400, Houston TX, 77002-5213, US)
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