An automatic transfer control device for generating signals to cause associated circuit interrupters to selectively energize an electrical distribution system from either of a pair of electrical power sources. The device includes an over- and under-frequency monitoring circuit to determine if the power source frequency is within preset limits. The frequency monitoring circuit includes a zero-crossing detector which activates a clock oscillator, the output pulses of which are accumulated by a counter for one half cycle. The number of pulses occurring during the half cycle is compared with a limit value stored in a read-only memory. An alarm signal is activated if the number of pulses accumulated is out of limits. The address inputs of the read-only memory are connected to the alarm signal generator and to a flip-flop toggled by the zero-crossing detector so that any of four limit values are selectively accessed for input to the comparator: high limit, low limit, return-to-normal after high alarm, and return-to-normal after low alarm. A strobe circuit is provided to only momentarily energize the read-only memory, thereby reducing power consumption.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
This priority date is an estimated earliest
priority date and is purely an estimation. This date should not be
taken as legal conclusion. No representations are made as to the
accuracy of the date listed. Please consult a legal professional
before relying on this date.