Global Patent Index - EP 0963596 B1

EP 0963596 B1 2002-09-11 - ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SWITCHING DEVICE

Title (en)

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SWITCHING DEVICE

Title (de)

ELEKTROMECHANISCHES SCHALTGERÄT

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE COMMUTATION ELECTROMECANIQUE

Publication

EP 0963596 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 98910592 A

Priority

  • DE 9800357 W
  • DE 19707724 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9838666A1] Electro-mechanical switching devices have at least one movable contact and one pertaining drive mechanism in the casing of an appliance. Means for contactless identification of switching status have already been disclosed, wherein magnetic field sensors are provided and arranged in a suitable position inside and/or outside said casing. Each sensor detects magnetic field values linked to one of several switching states. The casing of the appliance usually has a switching handle for manual triggering. According to the invention, a miniature inductive resistor (60, 60a, 60b, 60', 60'') with a ferrite core is included as a highly-sensitive magnetic field sensor. Said resistor regulates the position of the switch handle (52) or a part coupled thereto and/or enables a current flowing in the switching device to be detected. Such miniature inductive resistors (60, 60a, 60b, 60', 60'') are extremely economical.

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

H01H 71/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01H 73/02 (2006.01); H01H 71/04 (2006.01); H01H 47/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 71/04 (2013.01); H01H 47/002 (2013.01); H01H 2071/048 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR

EPO simple patent family

WO 9838666 A1 19980903; EP 0963596 A1 19991215; EP 0963596 B1 20020911; JP 2001513251 A 20010828; JP 4358308 B2 20091104; US 6104592 A 20000815

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2002-10-17 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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