06084489 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 16 patents.

The circuit breaker is characterized by separable contacts operable between a closed and an open position a contact arm having a latching surface and a latch arranged to engage the latching surface when the contacts are blown-open under short-circuit conditions. The arrangement of the latch allows for a positive lock under high magnitude short circuit levels while minimizing the force required by a mechanism to unlock the arm.

Title
Circuit breaker rotary contact assembly locking system
Application Number
9/150072
Publication Number
6084489
Application Date
September 8, 1998
Publication Date
July 4, 2000
Inventor
Dave S Christensen
Sandy Hook
CT, US
Dean A Robarge
Southington
CT, US
Roger N Castonguay
Terryville
CT, US
Agent
Dave S Christensen
Carl B Horton
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
H01H 9/20
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