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Title:
VACUUM CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER WITH PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR AND VACUUM CIRCUIT BREAKER INCORPORATING SAME
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/194471
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vacuum circuit breaker comprises a vacuum interrupter operable between a closed state and an open state, and an actuator. The actuator comprises a piezoelectric driving element that is expandable and contractable along an expansion axis in response to an electrical input signal. The actuator further comprises a mechanical amplifying structure extendable along an actuation axis and being mechanically coupled to the piezoelectric driver such that expansion or contraction of said piezoelectric driving element causes the amplifying structure to extend or retract along the actuation axis. The mechanical amplifying structure is coupled to the vacuum interrupter for operating the vacuum interrupter between said closed and open states.

Inventors:
MUIR, Mark (31 Ferguson Drive, Lisburn Antrim BT28 2EX, BT28 2EX, GB)
Application Number:
EP2017/060924
Publication Date:
December 21, 2017
Filing Date:
May 08, 2017
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Assignee:
CAMLIN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (31 Ferguson Drive, Knockmore Hill Industrial Park, Lisburn Antrim BT28 2EX, BT28 2EX, GB)
International Classes:
H01H1/02; H01H1/50; H01H3/22; H01H33/28; H01H33/664; H01H33/666; H01H57/00; H02N2/00; H02N2/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2015112796A12015-07-30
Foreign References:
JPH0367419A1991-03-22
DE10017178A12001-10-18
US6294859B12001-09-25
US20030137218A12003-07-24
US20120217845A12012-08-30
US20100320870A12010-12-23
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WALLACE, Alan (FRKelly, 4 Mount Charles, Belfast Antrim BT7 1NZ, BT7 1NZ, GB)
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