Abstract

An enclosed proximity switch assembly includes a top enclosure and a bottom enclosure that are coupled to form an interior volume. A shaft protrusion upwardly extends from a top surface of the top enclosure, and an interior bore portion having an enclosed volume is defined within the shaft protrusion to form a portion of the interior …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Brian Phillip Pate, Gregory Curtis Merrifield, Robert Lynn LaFountain, Michael John Simmons
Assignees (initial): General Equipment and Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Louisville, US)
Agents: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Bernard Rojas (USPTO dept. 2837)

Claims

  • 1. A target support for supporting a target magnet within an enclosed proximity switch assembly …
  • 2. The target support of claim 1 , wherein the hub and the magnet support …
  • 3. The target support of claim 1 , wherein the body portion of the hub is received …

Cited documents

Patents

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  • WO WO-2012/148970 A1, Nov. 1, 2012
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Drawings

Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the exterior of an embodiment of an enclosed proximity switch assembly; FIG. 2 is a top view of the embodiment of the enclosed …

Description

Field of the Disclosure

This disclosure relates generally to an enclosure, and, more particularly, to a sealed enclosure containing at least one magnetic target that is detected by at least one magnetic proximity …

Detailed Description

As illustrated in FIG. 3 , an enclosed proximity switch assembly 10 includes a top enclosure 12 having a base wall 14 and a plurality of side walls 16 …

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Miscellaneous patent data

Similar classification categories are Details, having only axial contact pressure, e.g. disc switch, wafer switch, Indicators, Distinguishing marks, Thermal, time delay armature-movement control means, reciprocating armature, one end of spring being fixedly connected to the stationary or movable part of the switch, and the other end reacting with a movable or stationary rigid member respectively through pins, cams, toothed, or other shaped surfaces, Compound motion device, Fixing of contacts to carrier, wherein the contacts are opened by the flow of air or gas, adapted for actuation at a limit or other predetermined position in the path of a body, the relative movement of switch and body being primarily for a purpose other than the actuation of the switch, e.g. door switch, limit switch, floor-levelling switch of a lift, Induction relays, i.e. relays in which the interaction is between a magnetic field and current induced thereby in a conductor, Relay coil or coils forming part of a bridge circuit, Relays in which the armature is maintained in one position by a permanent magnet and freed by energisation of a coil producing an opposing magnetic field, reversible magnetic flux-type movement, the recorded inventor's name is Simmons Michael John, the inventor's address - Louisville, KY, the patent extension term is 17 days, the assignee is a United States company, the application publication date is Dec. 28, 2012, the grant number is 08866571 (publication number), includes the following drawings: Top view of the embodiment, Enclosed Proximity Switch Assembly, Perspective view of the exterior, Sectional side view of the enclosed, claims 1-8 comprise the invention scope, the patent particularly claims a target support for supporting a target magnet within an enclosed proximity…, the invention is named Enclosed Proximity Switch Assembly, the exemplary claims include number 1, numbered 13/730,351 (application), the assignee location is Louisville (US); its company is General Equipment and Manufacturing Company, Inc., the patent is illustrated by 7 drawings, the examination was conducted by Bernard Rojas (2837 USPTO department), the recorded agent - Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, the invention details are shown in 19 figures, invented by Brian Phillip Pate et al., the grant date is Oct. 21, 2014 (publication date), the primary classification Permanent Magnet-Actuated Switches has been designated to the document.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Dustproof, splashproof, drip-proof, waterproof, or flameproof casings, Arrangements or instruments for measuring magnetic variables, Details, Magnets or magnetic bodies characterised by the magnetic materials therefor, Selection of materials for their magnetic properties, Details of switching devices, not covered by groups H01H 1/00-H01H 7/00, Combined with diverse-type art device, Permanent Magnet-Actuated Switches, Superconducting magnets, Superconducting coils, Switches actuated by change of magnetic field or of electric field, e.g. by change of relative position of magnet and switch, by shielding. The designated search classifications include Combined with diverse-type art device.

Patent details
Publication number 08866571
Publication date Oct. 21, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/730,351
Application date Dec. 28, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 17
National classification 335/205
Total number of claims 8
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 7
Number of figures 19
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