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Remote switch actuator

United States Patent

January 29, 2013
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The invention provides a device and method for actuating electrical switches remotely. The device is removably attached to the switch and is actuated through the transfer of a user's force. The user is able to remain physically removed from the switch site obviating need for protective equipment. The device and method allow rapid, safe actuation of high-voltage or high-current carrying electrical switches or circuit breakers.
Haas; Edwin Gerard (Sayville, NY), Beauman; Ronald (Hicksville, NY), Palo, Jr.; Stefan (East Patchogue, NY)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
12/ 823,426
June 25, 2010
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to the employer-employee relationship between the Government and the inventors as U.S. Department of Energy employees at the Brookhaven National Energy Technology Laboratory.