US Patent No. 10,193,335

RADIO FREQUENCY SURGE PROTECTOR WITH MATCHED PISTON-CYLINDER CAVITY SHAPE


Patent No. 10,193,335
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Radio Frequency Surge Protector With Matched Piston-cylinder Cavity Shape
Inventorship Timothy M. Plass, Post Falls, ID (US)
Assignee TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC., Hayden, ID (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,193,335

10. A surge protector comprising:a housing defining a cavity and having an axis, a first axial end, and a second axial end;
a first center conductor positioned within the cavity at the first axial end of the housing and a second center conductor positioned within the cavity at the second axial end of the housing;
an inner coupler positioned within the cavity, having a shaft, and being coupled to the first center conductor;
an outer coupler positioned within the cavity, having an inner surface that defines a volume for receiving at least a portion of the shaft of the inner coupler, and being coupled to the second center conductor;
a first dielectric material positioned between the shaft and the inner surface;
a first spiral inductor positioned within the cavity, having an inner curve coupled to the first center conductor and an outer curve; and
a second spiral inductor positioned within the cavity, having an inner curve coupled to the second center conductor and an outer curve, such that the inner coupler and the outer coupler are each at least partially positioned axially between the first spiral inductor and the second spiral inductor.