US 9,812,275 B2
RF thermal fuse
Frantisek Hrnicko, Pardubice (CZ); Vaclav Volf, Pardubice (CZ); Libor Strachon, Holice (CZ); Thomas Kummetz, Kissing (DE); Stefan Eisenwinter, Buchdorf (DE); Matthew Thomas Melester, McKinney, TX (US); Jurgen Struller, Bergen (DE); and Gabriel Toth, Pardubice (CZ)
Assigned to CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed by CommScope Technologies LLC, Hickory, NC (US)
Filed on Aug. 26, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/248,991.
Application 15/248,991 is a continuation of application No. 13/869,653, filed on Apr. 24, 2013, granted, now 9,443,683.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/711,350, filed on Oct. 9, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/637,632, filed on Apr. 24, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0372283 A1, Dec. 22, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01H 37/52 (2006.01); H01H 37/36 (2006.01); H01H 37/46 (2006.01); H01H 79/00 (2006.01); H04W 52/04 (2009.01); H01H 37/76 (2006.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01)
CPC H01H 37/52 (2013.01) [H01H 37/36 (2013.01); H01H 37/46 (2013.01); H01H 37/761 (2013.01); H01H 37/767 (2013.01); H01H 79/00 (2013.01); H04W 52/04 (2013.01); H01H 2037/762 (2013.01); H04W 88/08 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An RF thermal fuse comprising:
a body;
a conductive bolt positioned in the body, the conductive bolt having a length sufficient to provide an impedance at a point of protection on a transmission line in response to the conductive bolt contacting a live conductor of the transmission line, wherein the impedance reflects a portion of the incident power of an RF signal from an RF signal source; and
a driving mechanism that causes the conductive bolt to selectively contact the live conductor in response to an event.