US Patent No. 10,368,458


Patent No. 10,368,458
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Rail-mounted Control System With Improved Mounting
Inventorship David Mielnik, Painesville, PA (US)
Richard Ogorek, Sagamore Hills, OH (US)
John Piunno, Painesville, PA (US)
Thomas Heilman, Wickliffe, OH (US)
Krzystof Miedza, Bay Village, OH (US)
Daniel J. Morgan, Cleveland, OH (US)
Mike J. Maczuzak, Bratenahl, OH (US)
Assignee ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (CH)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,458

1. A module assembly for a control system, the module assembly comprising:a base configured for removably mounting to an elongated rail, the base comprising:
a mounting structure including a body with a first side and a second side, the first side defining a rail channel for receiving the elongated rail, the body and the rail channel further extending between opposite ends of the mounting structure, the mounting structure further including opposite first and second outer side walls extending between the opposite ends thereof, the mounting structure further including an interior wall spaced inwardly from and facing one of said first and second outer side walls and a lateral channel in communication with and extending transversely to the rail channel, the lateral channel opening through the interior wall;
a cover mounted to the second side of the mounting structure;
a circuit board between the mounting structure and the cover; and
at least one latching assembly including a shuttle movably received in the lateral channel and through the lateral channel opening in the interior wall, the latching assembly including a lever rotatably mounted to the interior wall in operable engagement with the shuttle so that rotation of the lever moves the shuttle from a first position wherein the shuttle is engageable to the elongated rail in the rail channel and a second position wherein the shuttle is disengageable from the elongated rail in the rail channel.