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Milwaukee, WI, United States

Eaton Corporation Plc is an American multinational power management company headquartered in Ireland providing solutions to its customers to manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries in November 2012. The 2013 revenue of the combined companies was $22.0 billion. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Wikipedia.


Shea J.J.,Eaton Corporation
Fire and Materials | Year: 2011

While there are many circumstances that can lead to residential electrical fires, it is useful and practical to identify and document potential hazardous conditions and provide physical explanations of electrically initiated fires. Failure modes for a variety of parallel and series arc faults are described along with circuit breaker response, electrical data, photos, and video frames to explain the conditions that led to a hazardous condition. This work identifies some of the various conditions that can create overheated hazardous conditions and shows how wire insulation is commonly the first to ignite. Conditions explored include bundled extension cords under rugs, abused NM-B at a load center entrance, broken wires and loose connections. Physical phenomena investigated include glowing connections, series and parallel arcing faults. Low and high current arc energies are discussed and compared to the combustible energy of volatile gases produced from wire insulation to illustrate the wide difference in the arc energy compared to chemical combustion energy from the decomposed PVC. Electrical wire insulation properties were also measured on various wire types to show the effects of thermal aging. Hardness of the wire insulation and cracking of the insulation was used as a measure of insulation lifetime at 140 °C. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source


Patent
Eaton Corporation | Date: 2015-12-08

A manifold for distributing lubricant in a transmission includes an inlet supply nozzle, a first body portion and a second body portion. The inlet supply nozzle receives transmission lubricant. The first body portion is in fluid communication with the supply nozzle and defines a first channel having a first open side along the first channel. The second body portion is in fluid communication with the supply nozzle and defines a second channel having a second open side along the second channel. The first and second body portions connect to form an assembled body in an assembled position such that the first and second channels collectively define a main tubular passage. A plurality of outlet ports can extend from the assembled body for dispersing lubricant from the main tubular passage across traction components of the transmission.


Patent
Eaton Corporation | Date: 2015-06-16

A driven disc assembly is provided wherein a clutch disc has enlarged holes for connection of opposing backing plates. The backing plates have semi-pierced sections that are insertable within mounting holes of the clutch disc. The thickness of the backing plates are enlarged from their normal thickness causing a top surface of the backing plates to axially clear heads of conventional rivets. The thickness of the friction buttons on the backing plates can then be reduced to their minimal effective use thickness.


Patent
Eaton Corporation | Date: 2015-04-29

A thermal abatement system comprises an axial inlet, radial outlet supercharger. A main case comprises at least two rotor bores, an inlet plane and an outlet plane. The inlet plane is perpendicular to the outlet plane. An inlet wall comprises an inner surface. Two rotor mounting recesses are in the inner surface, and the inlet wall is parallel to the inlet plane. An outlet is in the outlet plane. An inlet is in the inlet plane. At least two rotors are configured to move air from the inlet to the outlet. The main case comprises at least two backflow ports. An intercooler is connected to receive air expelled from the supercharger, to cool the received air, and to expel the cooled air to the at least two back flow ports.


Patent
Eaton Corporation | Date: 2015-01-16

The present disclosure provides a differential assembly with at least a first gear ratio and a second gear ratio. The differential assembly of the present disclosure can be integrated with an automatic transmission system thereby increasing the number of available gear ratios. A method of shifting to improve engine efficiency is also provided.

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