Global Patent Index - EP 0953999 B1

EP 0953999 B1 2003-06-18 - Procedure for adjusting a contact distance

Title (en)

Procedure for adjusting a contact distance

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Einstellung eines Kontaktabstandes

Title (fr)

Procédure pour ajuster une distance de contact

Publication

EP 0953999 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 99107445 A

Priority

DE 29807643 U

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0953999A2] The device is used to adjust the distance between a first stationary contact and a second contact (1) which is movable relative to the first by at least the usual contact spacing for actuation. The second contact (1) is held in a movable component (2) so as to be axially movable at first. It is then permanently fixed in the movable component (2) when the movable component (2) is moved from a rest position by the predetermined contact distance to an operating position at the first contact. Preferably the second contact has a polygonal cross section and is held in a matching polygonal recess in the movable component (2). By rotation about the longitudinal axis under plastic deformation of the contact and/or the component, the contact can then be axially fixed in the component.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01H 1/34

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 11/06 (2006.01); H01H 1/00 (2006.01); H01H 1/34 (2006.01); H01H 11/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 1/34 (2013.01); H01H 11/042 (2013.01); H01H 2011/0075 (2013.01); H01H 2011/062 (2013.01); H01H 2011/067 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49105 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49201 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49218 (2013.01)

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DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 29807643 U1 19980716; EP 0953999 A2 19991103; EP 0953999 A3 20001025; EP 0953999 B1 20030618; EP 1267370 A1 20021218; ES 2201592 T3 20040316; JP H11339578 A 19991210; US 6563065 B1 20030513

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