The present invention may provide a surge protection device, which may include a reference node, first, second, and third nodes, a first arcing section (GAP) coupled between the first and second nodes, and configured to receive a surge voltage from the first node, a first metal oxide varistor (MOV) coupled between the second and reference …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Rong Huang, Ya Ping Guo, Hui Ping Guo, Wen Hu Shi, Guo Yao Kang, Bing Yu Shi
Assignees (initial): Shenzhen Dowin Lighting Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shekou, Shenzhen, CN)
Agents: Snell & Wilmer, LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Kyung Lee (USPTO dept. 2833)


  • 1. A surge protection device, comprising: …
  • 2. The surge protection device of claim 1 wherein the first arcing section has a gap of between …
  • 3. The surge protection device of claim 2 wherein the second arcing section has a gap of between …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

Other systems, methods, features and advantages of the present invention will be or will become apparent to one with skill in the art upon examination of the following figures and detailed …



1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to surge protection devices applied to or used in a power supply system, and specifically for spark gap surge protection devices. …

Cross Reference to Related Applications

This application claims the benefit and priority of U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/411,041, filed on Nov. 8, 2010, entitled “Surge Protection Device Using Metal Oxide Varistors as Auxiliary Discharge …

Detailed Description

Apparatus, systems and methods that implement the embodiment of the various features of the present invention will now be described with reference to the drawings. The drawings and the associated …

More details about Surge Protection Device Using Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) as the Active Energy Control Multiple Gap Discharging Chain

Miscellaneous patent data

The applicant's name is Guo Hui Ping, similar patents are classified under the housing or enclosure being hermetically sealed, Element projects in or through an opening or a slot in a support or frame, electromagnetic operator, Terminals or tapping points specially adapted for resistors, Arrangements of terminals or tapping points on resistors, Beaded, Element coiled on a core, Fluid- or gas pressure-actuated, the contact sliding along resistive element, lying in one plane, structurally combined with switching arrangement, assigned to a foreign company or corporation, the patent particularly claims a surge protection device, comprising…, includes the following drawings: schematic view of a general, Surge Protection Device Using Metal, schematic view of an exemplary, disassembled physical structure of a surge, the invention details are shown in 4 figures, the assignee location is Shekou, Shenzhen (CN); its company is Shenzhen Dowin Lighting Technologies Co., Ltd., the examination was conducted by Kyung Lee, the main examiner (2833 USPTO department), the published inventor's name is Guo Hui Ping, the patent is illustrated by 4 drawings, the application was published on Nov. 8, 2011, developed by Guo Yao Kang et al., the patent was granted on Aug. 13, 2013, the invention is titled Surge Protection Device Using Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) as the Active Energy Control Multiple Gap Discharging Chain, the patent was extended by 15 days, the application number is 13/379,780 (U.S.), the exemplary claims include number 1, the grant number is 08508326 (publication number), categorized under Voltage surge-responsive or lightning arrester type as a primary classification, the published agent's company name - Snell & Wilmer, LLP, claims 1-17 comprise the invention scope.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Voltage surge-responsive or lightning arrester type, Resistance Value Responsive to a Condition, voltage responsive, i.e. varistors. The designated search classifications include Voltage surge-responsive or lightning arrester type.

Patent details
Publication number 08508326
Publication date Aug. 13, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 13/379,780
Application date Nov. 8, 2011
Application type U
Application series code 13
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2012/064729
Int. publication May. 18, 2012
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/US2011/059764
Filed internationally Nov. 8, 2011
National stage date Dec. 21, 2011
Extension term 15
National classification 338/21
Total number of claims 17
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 4
Number of figures 4
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