US1689075A - Traffic-light control - Google Patents

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US1689075A
US1689075A US16425327A US1689075A US 1689075 A US1689075 A US 1689075A US 16425327 A US16425327 A US 16425327A US 1689075 A US1689075 A US 1689075A
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H51/00Electromagnetic relays
    • H01H51/02Non-polarised relays
    • H01H51/04Non-polarised relays with single armature; with single set of ganged armatures
    • H01H51/06Armature is movable between two limit positions of rest and is moved in one direction due to energisation of an electromagnet and after the electromagnet is de-energised is returned by energy stored during the movement in the first direction, e.g. by using a spring, by using a permanent magnet, by gravity
    • H01H51/065Relays having a pair of normally open contacts rigidly fixed to a magnetic core movable along the axis of a solenoid, e.g. relays for starting automobiles

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Patented Oct. 23, 1928.

.. oennn R. LEI-IMAN, or SPRINGFIELD, onro.

mnarr crmen r common Application filed. January 28, 13127 Serial Ne, 164,253

This invention relates to an electric circuit controller, the general object of the invention being to provide means for normally keeping thebircuits of a system of lights, such as trailic. lights, closed, with means operated from a distant point to break said circuits and at the same time to close an emergency circuit so that the trafiic can be stopped in order to permit freepassage of fire apparatus, ambulances and the like.

Another object of the invention to provide magnetic means, the solenoid of which has an extension which carries the movable portions of the switches for the trafiic lights and the emergency lights, with means whereby the trafiic light switches are'normally held in closed position and the emergency switch in open position, said parts being so arranged that when the magnet is energized, the emergency circuit will be closed and the other circuit broken.

This invention also consists in certain other features oi construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim. i

In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is an elevation oi a device for carrying out the invention.

Figure 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

In these views, 1 indicates a base on which are mounted the supports 2 for the magnet 3 and its armature 4L, fuses 5 also being mounted on the board or base and these fuses are arranged in the circuit of the magnet. A threaded extension rod 6 is fastened to the lower end of the armature and this rod carries a pair of disks 7 and 8 which are insulated from the rod by the insulating -means 9. Upper and lower springs 10 movably support the upper disk 7 and a spring 11 holds the lower disk 8 against a nut 12 on the rod. Thus these disks are yieldably supported on the rod. The lower disk 8 normally bridges a pair of contacts 13 on the base and the upper disk 7 normally bridges a pair of coi'itacts 14: on the base, these two pairs of contacts beii'rig upper disk 7 One of contacts is connected with an emergency system of lights wh le the other is connected by a conducting trip .6 wi h h wat e whi iacolr nected with the source of supply.

From the foregoing, it will be seen that in the normal position of the parts and with the magnet deenergized, the disks 7 and 8 will be engaging the two pairs of lower con tacts so that the circuits in which these contacts are located will be-closed while the circuit in which the upper contacts are located is open, but as soon as the magnet is energized, the armature and its extension will raise the disk to the dotted line position shown in Figure 1, so that the disk 8 will be out of engagement with the contacts 13 while the upper disk 17 will move away from the contacts 14; and engage the contacts 15. Thus the circuits in which are located the two lower pairs of contacts are broken, while the circuit in which is located the upper pair of contacts is closed.

I provide a spring 16 for holding the parts with the disks closing the regular circuits, this spring being arranged on a threaded rod 17 which is screwed in the lower end of the extension rod and which carries a pair of nuts 18 for adjusting the spring against a bracket 19 supported from the base and through which the rod 16' passes.

As before stated, this device is mainly de signed for controlling a traflic light system which is provided with an emergency circuit ,so that by closing the circuit of the magnet, the emergency circuit will be closed while the other circuits will be broken. This will permit the control switch of the magnetic circuit to be located at a distant place, such as a fire engine house, police headquarters or the like. In an emergency, all traflic can be stopped, warning given by bell or red light and the streets cleared for passage of fire apparatus, ambulances or police patrols. The emergency traflic light controller will operate the emergency cir-' cuit even iI the main system is disconnected. This controller requires no special cabinet and can be installed in any traffic signal control box, with a minimum of additional wiring, except remote control circuit. If no emergency circuit is used, the lights of the main system may be thrown on the caution signal.

It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of my invention will be readily apparent.

I desire it to be understood that I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is A circuit controller comprising a magnet, an armature therefor, an extension connected with the armature, a pair of disks movably mounted on the extension and insulated therefrom, springs for yieldingly holding the disks in position, two pairs of contacts adapted to be alternately engaged by one disk, one pair being arranged in an emergency circuit and the other pair in a regular circuit, a third pair of contacts adapted to be engaged by the second disks when the first disk is in engagement with the contacts of the regular circuit, said third pair of contacts being arranged in a regular circuit, means for energizing the magnet from a distant point to break the regular circuits and close the emergency circuit, a rod having its upper end connected with the extension, a bracket through which the rod passes, the lower end of the rod being screw threaded, a nut on the threaded part and a spring between the bracket and the nut.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

OGDEN R. LEHLMAN.

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Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2444198A (en) * 1944-04-01 1948-06-29 Cook Electric Co Hermetically sealed electromagnetic relay
US2489185A (en) * 1945-02-06 1949-11-22 Arrow Hart & Hegeman Electric Push-pull switch
US2496282A (en) * 1945-08-30 1950-02-07 Monitor Controller Co Reciprocating contact switch
US2675447A (en) * 1950-10-05 1954-04-13 Toastswell Company Inc Switch and circuit structure for electric heaters
US2725488A (en) * 1951-10-03 1955-11-29 Leece Neville Co Series-parallel switch and battery circuit
US2751508A (en) * 1953-03-16 1956-06-19 Wyatt Mfg Company Electrical system for motor vehicles
US3406774A (en) * 1967-08-14 1968-10-22 Charles E Daniel Automobile electrical system circuitry
US3495197A (en) * 1968-01-29 1970-02-10 Erich Lietz Switching means for auxiliary power supply
US4041426A (en) * 1975-10-22 1977-08-09 Esterline Electronics Corporation Miniature armature relay
US4950846A (en) * 1989-06-19 1990-08-21 Westinghouse Electric Corp. Multiple pole electric relay

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2444198A (en) * 1944-04-01 1948-06-29 Cook Electric Co Hermetically sealed electromagnetic relay
US2489185A (en) * 1945-02-06 1949-11-22 Arrow Hart & Hegeman Electric Push-pull switch
US2496282A (en) * 1945-08-30 1950-02-07 Monitor Controller Co Reciprocating contact switch
US2675447A (en) * 1950-10-05 1954-04-13 Toastswell Company Inc Switch and circuit structure for electric heaters
US2725488A (en) * 1951-10-03 1955-11-29 Leece Neville Co Series-parallel switch and battery circuit
US2751508A (en) * 1953-03-16 1956-06-19 Wyatt Mfg Company Electrical system for motor vehicles
US3406774A (en) * 1967-08-14 1968-10-22 Charles E Daniel Automobile electrical system circuitry
US3495197A (en) * 1968-01-29 1970-02-10 Erich Lietz Switching means for auxiliary power supply
US4041426A (en) * 1975-10-22 1977-08-09 Esterline Electronics Corporation Miniature armature relay
US4950846A (en) * 1989-06-19 1990-08-21 Westinghouse Electric Corp. Multiple pole electric relay

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