S&C Electric has patented a dropout recloser that can hang freely in a cutout after a set number of fault interruptions, providing visible sectionalization. The device includes a bi-stable actuator, motion limiting structures, and various operating modes. GlobalData’s report on S&C Electric gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Smarter leaders trust GlobalData


Premium Insights S&C Electric Co - Company Profile

Buy the Report

Premium Insights

The gold standard of business intelligence.

Find out more

According to GlobalData’s company profile on S&C Electric, was a key innovation area identified from patents. S&C Electric's grant share as of February 2024 was 79%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Dropout recloser device for interrupting electricity flow in circuits

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: S&C Electric Co

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11916369B2) discloses a device designed to interrupt the flow of electricity in a circuit. The device is configured to be mounted in a cutout connected to the circuit and includes external electrical contacts coupled to a vacuum interrupter within the housing. This vacuum interrupter allows for the making or breaking of an electrical circuit between the external contacts in response to a force exerted by an actuator on a movable contact. Additionally, the device features a trunnion that engages a hinge portion of the cutout, with structures on the trunnion limiting rotation of the device within the hinge upon dropout from the cutout.

Furthermore, the patented device offers selectable operating sequences, which can be chosen using a switch located within the housing. This switch is magnetically actuated by an external arm, providing ease of operation and control over the device's functionality. The inclusion of these features enhances the device's efficiency and versatility in interrupting the flow of electricity in a circuit, making it a valuable innovation in the field of electrical devices.

To know more about GlobalData’s detailed insights on S&C Electric, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData Patent Analytics tracks bibliographic data, legal events data, point in time patent ownerships, and backward and forward citations from global patenting offices. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.