On February 4, 2014, TLX Technologies was awarded patent no. 8,640,783 for a solenoid interlock for boost actuator. This solenoid replaces a pyrotechnic device used in a fire suppression system. TLX works with customers to design custom solenoid components that meet the requirements of their application exactly.
Patent Abstract: An apparatus and method provides a solenoid interlock coupled to a booster actuator. The booster actuator and solenoid interlock operate with a low energy input and a high energy output using mechanically stored energy.