Patents Assigned to Barnes Group Inc.
  • Patent number: 10288180
    Abstract: An improved membrane valve and method for manufacturing such membrane valve. The improved membrane valve can be used for transferring fluids or gases in hermetic or semi-hermetic compressors, including a method and system for manufacturing a membrane valve and a membrane valve with applications for use in several motors, particularly in hermetic or semi-hermetic compressors which use, as a refrigeration fluid, an appropriate type of gas thus promoting the refrigeration physical affect. A body and a membrane of the membrane valve are produced from substantially thin metallic plates separately in accordance to an available process and can be subjected to rounding in order to eliminate live corners, and then juxtaposed thus composing the valve, with the above mentioned membrane on one side, fitted to the body which is fixed through a connection process and, on the other side, left free to oscillate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Ubaldino Rosa
  • Patent number: 10274114
    Abstract: A torque retention arrangement for a flange bolt connector for use with pipe. The torque retention arrangement a carrier body and a plurality of springs. The carrier body can include a plurality of spring holes equi-spaced around a circumference. A plurality of springs in a vertical stack can be mounted in each of the plurality of spring holes in the carrier. Each spring is in a convex orientation in a pre-torque condition and is in a planar orientation in a post-torque condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Otto
  • Patent number: 10215251
    Abstract: A spring system that includes a compressible material that is used to control the speed of the rod movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Joel McCoy, Tyler Schroeder, Adrian Vine
  • Patent number: 10060484
    Abstract: An improved torque converter damper disc and/or clutch that includes the use of a parametric spring system. The parametric spring is configured to address critical inflection and pinch points along the spring longitudinal length. These critical points are areas of higher applied stress due to torsional stress and bending stress, the latter of which mainly attributed to centrifugal loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Joaquin Davis, Mehieddine Rababeh, Samantha Hajla
  • Patent number: 9920848
    Abstract: An improved membrane valve and method for manufacturing such membrane valve. The improved membrane valve can be used for transferring fluids or gases in hermetic or semi-hermetic compressors, including a method and system for manufacturing a membrane valve and a membrane valve with applications for use in several motors, particularly in hermetic or semi-hermetic compressors which use, as a refrigeration fluid, an appropriate type of gas thus promoting the refrigeration physical affect. A body and a membrane of the membrane valve are produced from substantially thin metallic plates separately in accordance to an available process and can be subjected to rounding in order to eliminate live corners, and then juxtaposed thus composing the valve, with the above mentioned membrane on one side, fitted to the body which is fixed through a connection process and, on the other side, left free to oscillate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Ubaldino Rosa
  • Patent number: 9822838
    Abstract: A spring system that includes a compressible material that is used to control the speed of the rod movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Joel McCoy, Tyler Schroeder, Adrian Vine
  • Patent number: 9744576
    Abstract: A lock ring that has a first ring half, a second ring half and a latch assembly. The first ring half includes a nest opening on a front portion of the first ring half, a back end portion of the first ring portion hingedly connected to a back end portion of the second ring half. The latch assembly is connected to a front portion of the second ring half. The latch assembly includes a connection arrangement and a spring system. The connection arrangement is designed to be releasably positionable in the nest opening. The spring system is designed to cause the front portions of the first and second ring halves to be drawn toward one another when the connection arrangement is positioned in the nest opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gaines, Marc Pentecost, Dan Frank, Steve Reilly
  • Patent number: 9447836
    Abstract: A spring system that includes a compressible material that is used to control the speed of the rod movement and/or the end travel cushioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip McConnell
  • Patent number: 9243710
    Abstract: A flexible connecting rod arrangement for engines, hermetic compressors, and any application that requires a connection between a piston and a crankcase or any application that requires a connection between a linear slider and a crankcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Henriques, Jr., Ricardo Paschoaneli, Jose Ubaldino Rosa
  • Patent number: 9222362
    Abstract: A leading edge for use as a leading edge reinforcement on a blade or airfoil part. The leading edge has a main body that includes two leg sections. A metal deposition layer is applied to the main body to form the outer end portion of the leading edge. The main body can be formed of one or more pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery L. Ford, Benjamin Adams, Michael Schroder, Eric Cutiongco
  • Patent number: 9188184
    Abstract: A spring system that has first and second housings and a first mechanical spring connected to the first and second housings. The first and second housings each have a front portion having a front end and rear portion having a rear end and an internal chamber. The front end of the second housing is telescopically inserted into the internal chamber of the first housing. The first mechanical spring is at least partially positioned in the internal chamber of the first and second housings. The first end of the first mechanical spring is connected to a first connection arrangement in the first housing. The second end of the first mechanical spring is connected to a second connection arrangement in the second housing. The first and/or second connection arrangement threadedly engages the first mechanical spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Adoline, Phil McConnell
  • Patent number: 9032587
    Abstract: A strut assembly is provided including a holding and releasing mechanism adapted to be attached to a cylinder-type closer. The mechanism comprises the strut assembly including a strut cylinder, a strut rod, a pivot block, and a locking tube. The strut assembly further comprises a stop tube including a clip at a first end and a collar at a second end. The stop tube further includes a rigid angled ramp connecting the clip and the collar. The clip moves from a first position to a second position while pivoting the locking tube at a first end in order to engage the locking tube at another end with the strut cylinder thereby holding the strut assembly in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Adoline
  • Patent number: 9003956
    Abstract: A fluid cylinder mechanism (1) equipped with a cylinder (10) having a base end (12) and an open end (11), and a piston (20) having a flange portion (21) disposed inside the cylinder and a rod portion (25) that passes through the open end of the cylinder, in which a space inside the cylinder is partitioned by the flange portion of the piston into a first pressured chamber (14) on a side of the base end and a second pressurized chamber (15) on a side of the open end, is characterized by including: a first flow path (22) that permits flow of a fluid from the first pressurized chamber to the second pressurized chamber; a second flow path (32) that permits flow of the fluid from the second pressurized chamber to the first pressurized chamber; and an opening and closing means (35) for opening and closing the second flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hirotani, Darrell Quander, Steven Reilly
  • Patent number: 8912472
    Abstract: An apparatus for hardening a spring having a helical or beehive shape. The apparatus has a rotation support system and an induction heating system. The rotation support system is designed to support the spring while the spring is heated by the induction heating system. The induction heating system has an induction coil system having a coil system. The coil system has a spaced region designed to receive the spring and to heat the spring while the spring is supported on the rotation support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Kurylo, Mehieddine Rababeh
  • Publication number: 20140223692
    Abstract: A strut assembly is provided including a holding and releasing mechanism adapted to be attached to a cylinder-type closer. The mechanism comprises the strut assembly including a strut cylinder, a strut rod, a pivot block, and a locking tube. The strut assembly further comprises a stop tube including a clip at a first end and a collar at a second end. The stop tube further includes a rigid angled ramp connecting the clip and the collar. The clip moves from a first position to a second position while pivoting the locking tube at a first end in order to engage the locking tube at another end with the strut cylinder thereby holding the strut assembly in an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Adoline
  • Publication number: 20140041620
    Abstract: A flexible connecting rod arrangement for engines, hermetic compressors, and any application that requires a connection between a piston and a crankcase or any application that requires a connection between a linear slider and a crankcase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Henriques, JR., Ricardo Paschoaneli, Jose Ubaldino Rosa
  • Publication number: 20140015179
    Abstract: An arcuate spring having a plurality of coils which are configured and dimensioned to provide an arcuate shape to the spring and being substantially free of internal stresses which would tend to urge the coils into linear alignment. The spring is designed to function under load conditions while maintaining its natural arcuate shape. The spring is can be heated by use of an induction heating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Eugenio Ferreira Cunha, Sergio Roveri
  • Patent number: 8567476
    Abstract: A device for creating an angular biasing force for the roller tube of a security shade, which roller tube is mounted to a fixed structure of a vehicle. The device comprises an element attached to the fixed structure of the vehicle and a plurality of force units, each including a torsion spring exerting a biasing force between the structure and the roller tube, wherein the torsion springs each have a first inner end associated with the fixed structure and a second outer end associated with the roller tube so the torsion biasing force of each spring is in a direction from the fixed structure to the roller tube. The total angular force of the device is the sum of the biasing forces of all of the torsion spring force units when the units are connected in parallel. When connected in series, the magnitude of angular rotation is the sum of the angle of rotation of all units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Costello, Mehieddine Rababeh, Charles K. Rogers, Ronald D. Stebbeds, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8434340
    Abstract: An improved stamped metal part and method for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Barnes Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugenio Ferreira Cunha, Emira Meka, James Bernabe, Jason Sicotte
  • Patent number: 8403308
    Abstract: A counterbalance for use in a motor vehicle that is connected to a tailgate to at least partially control the movement of the tailgate. The counterbalance is made of a spring that counters the load applied to the tailgate, a flexible material strap that provides a stop for the counterbalance, a protective housing that covers the spring, and a flexible material strap. The counterbalance has a fully extended length that is greater than twice the length of the counterbalance when non-extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Barnes Group Inc.
    Inventors: Philip G. Costello, Jason M. Sicotte, Lauren Akey, Raymond C. Brunet