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Number: 337/365
Name: Electricity: electrothermally or thermally actuated switches > Thermally actuated switches > With bimetallic element > Bimetallic element unitary with or directly actuates contacts > Snap-action
Description: Subject matter wherein the claimed structure includes means whereby the movable contact, or contacts, may be operated from a first position to a second position quickly, as by a snap action with the contact motion being independent of the rate of movement of the operator. This may be accomplished by means of a spring, a permanent magnet, or other appropriate means, such as for example; an inherent characteristic or structure of the bimetallic element itself.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
337/368 With adjustment or calibration means 55
337/366 With magnetic flux source 5
337/367 With reset means 17


Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8576042 Miniature circuit breaker Nov. 5, 2013
8547196 Thermally responsive switch Oct. 1, 2013
8274355 Trip device Sep. 25, 2012
8264317 Protective device of three-phase motor Sep. 11, 2012
8237536 Thermal protector Aug. 7, 2012
8232858 Microelectromechanical (MEM) thermal actuator Jul. 31, 2012
8154378 Thermal actuator for a MEMS-based relay switch Apr. 10, 2012
8111523 Wiring board with switching function and method of manufacturing the same Feb. 7, 2012
7782170 Low consumption and low actuation voltage microswitch Aug. 24, 2010
7760066 Temperature switch Jul. 20, 2010
7755465 Temperature control switch Jul. 13, 2010
7659805 Thermostat Feb. 9, 2010
7626484 Disc seat for thermal switch Dec. 1, 2009
7489228 Low power consumption bistable microswitch Feb. 10, 2009
7292131 Heat-sensitive switch and a heat-sensitive switch assembling method Nov. 6, 2007
7109840 Protector for electrical apparatus Sep. 19, 2006
7075403 Motor protector particularly useful with hermetic electromotive compressors Jul. 11, 2006
7071809 Thermal fuse containing bimetallic sensing element Jul. 4, 2006
6911891 Bistable actuation techniques, mechanisms, and applications Jun. 28, 2005
6768412 Snap action thermal switch Jul. 27, 2004
6762667 Micro electromechanical switch having self-aligned spacers Jul. 13, 2004
6756876 Circuit interrupter and method Jun. 29, 2004
6734782 Switching device with an actuator element consisting of a shape memory alloy May. 11, 2004
6724293 Device having a temperature-dependent switching mechanism provided in a cavity Apr. 20, 2004
6703917 Resettable fuse/circuit interrupter with visual fault indication Mar. 9, 2004
6633222 Battery breaker Oct. 14, 2003
6538553 Switching element for electric switch Mar. 25, 2003
6525641 Defrost on demand thermostat Feb. 25, 2003
6498559 Creepless snap acting bimetallic switch having step adjacent its bimetallic element Dec. 24, 2002
6456190 Device for micromechanical switching of signals Sep. 24, 2002
6384707 Bistable micro-switch and method for manufacturing the same May. 7, 2002
6342827 Thermal fuse for fixing on a circuit substrate Jan. 29, 2002
6252492 Condition-responsive electric switch mechanism Jun. 26, 2001
6249210 Switch having an insulating support Jun. 19, 2001
6239685 Bistable micromechanical switches May. 29, 2001
6191680 Switch having a safety element Feb. 20, 2001
6184768 Thermal actuator Feb. 6, 2001
6154117 Thermal switch Nov. 28, 2000
6144541 Circuit protector, resilient heat-sensitive plate therefor and its manufacturing method Nov. 7, 2000
6097274 Switch having a temperature-dependent switching member and a substantially temperature-independent spring element Aug. 1, 2000
6097275 Motor starting and protecting apparatus Aug. 1, 2000
6091316 Switch having a temperature-dependent switching mechanism Jul. 18, 2000
6080967 Combined user actuation and thermostat switch assembly Jun. 27, 2000
6075436 Circuit breaker assembly Jun. 13, 2000
6031447 Switch having a temperature-dependent switching mechanism Feb. 29, 2000
5982269 Electric switch and thermal protector Nov. 9, 1999
5929742 Trip-free, manual reset thermostat Jul. 27, 1999
5905620 Apparatus for protecting a device May. 18, 1999
5892428 Thermal actuator Apr. 6, 1999
5864279 Temperature-dependent switch with a retaining bracket Jan. 26, 1999

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