Patents Examined by Bayan Salone
  • Patent number: 11685454
    Abstract: A door attachment method assembles a door with a high degree of accuracy. Embodiments include a primary fastening step of bolting hinges to attachment surfaces of a vehicle body; a door panel position measurement step of measuring a relative position of a door panel in an opening when a door is brought into a cantilevered state and the hinges are fastened; a loosening step of loosening the fastening; a door position correction step of moving the door within the attachment surfaces based on a measurement result in the door panel position measurement step; and a secondary fastening step of re-fastening the hinges to the attachment surfaces. Throughout the primary fastening step, the door panel position measurement step, the loosening step, the door position correction step, and the secondary fastening step, a state where clamps respectively grip the hinges to cause the hinges to abut the attachment surfaces is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Naoki Nakano, Yusuke Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11679428
    Abstract: A connection tube (1) for connecting two tubes (8, 9) of different alloys, wherein the connection tube has a central through-hole extending along a longitudinal axis and comprises a first end portion (2) of a first alloy, a second end portion (3) of a second alloy, and a middle portion (4) which is at least partly double-layered with said second alloy forming an annular inner layer and said first alloy forming an annular outer layer, wherein a metallic bond has been formed between said layers. The inner and outer layers are mechanically interlocked by means of at least one helically extending thread formed in an interface between said layers. The connection tube is manufactured from a base component and an outer component threaded onto the base component to form a work piece, which is hot worked to form a metallic bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Olle Eriksson, Henrik Häll
  • Patent number: 11680641
    Abstract: A method for assembling an annular seal element, formed by a sealing cord which runs around an opening on a seal receptacle which runs around on the outside of a component. The method includes introducing two assembly fingers into the opening of the annular seal element, stretching the annular seal element by moving the assembly fingers apart from one another, with the formation of a cord portion of the sealing cord, the cord portion being freely tensioned between the assembly fingers, placing the freely tensioned cord portion onto the seal receptacle in a contact region, applying the annular seal element, by way of its opening, onto the seal receptacle, and removing the assembly fingers from the annular seal element. The assembly fingers are moved so as to follow the profile of the seal receptacle, to travel around the seal receptacle in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Sebastian Schädler, Andreas Münster, Manuel Stadelmann
  • Patent number: 11673243
    Abstract: A blind rivet nut-setting tool includes an output shaft defining a longitudinal axis. The output shaft is moveable along the longitudinal axis between a first position and a second position. The blind rivet nut-setting tool further includes a first motor configured to rotate the output shaft about the longitudinal axis in response to an external force moving the output shaft in a rearward direction from the first position to the second position. The blind rivet nut-setting tool further includes a second motor configured to translate the output shaft along the longitudinal axis in the rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Blaine Vollmer
  • Patent number: 11673182
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a method for supplying a riveting machine with rivet elements, in particular during operation of the riveting machine, wherein at least one rivet element providing arrangement comprising at least one rivet element providing unit for providing and separating the rivet element is provided, wherein the riveting machine has a rivet element receiving arrangement comprising at least one rivet element receptacle for receiving the rivet elements, wherein at least a part of the transport from one of the rivet element providing units to one of the rivet element receptacles is realized in a robot-based manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Broetje-Automation GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Eusterwiemann
  • Patent number: 11668419
    Abstract: A swivel knuckle assembly for interconnecting a motor and a supply line. The knuckle assembly may include a bearing member to reduce a coefficient of friction. A locking mechanism is disclosed to connect members of the knuckle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Singer, Ken Riedel, Juan P. Angulo
  • Patent number: 11668092
    Abstract: A construction element includes superposed wooden structural boards that are provided with grooved patterns at the contact interface between the boards in order to prevent the first board and the second board from sliding relative to each other along at least one axis. The construction element further includes a retention system for retaining the boards against each other at the contact interface. The grooved patterns are pre-pressed against each other and the retention system includes at least one metal threaded rod component at least partially passing through at least two of the wooden structural boards at the contact interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Jeanne Bouchôou, François-Xavier Cordier, Gael Defer
  • Patent number: 11666996
    Abstract: An indexing apparatus includes a fixture tool, movable relative to an operation cell, and an indexing feature, fixed relative to the fixture tool. The indexing apparatus also includes a plurality of probes, configured to engage the indexing feature. The indexing apparatus further includes a controller, in communication with the plurality of probes, wherein the controller is configured to locate the fixture tool relative to the operation cell from a plurality of probe locations of the plurality of probes, engaged with the indexing feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jordan S. Erickson, Michael K. Louie
  • Patent number: 11648124
    Abstract: The methods disclosed herein of generating three-dimensional lattice structures and reducing stress shielding have applications including use in medical implants. One method of generating a three-dimensional lattice structure can be used to generate a structure lattice and/or a lattice scaffold to support bone or tissue growth. One method of reducing stress shielding includes generating a structural lattice to provide sole mechanical spacing across an area for desired bone or tissue growth. Some examples can use a repeating modified rhombic dodecahedron or radial dodeca-rhombus unit cell. Some methods are also capable of providing a lattice structure with anisotropic properties to better suit the lattice for its intended purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Laine, Ian Helmar, Lucas Diehl, Jason Tinley, Kevin D. Chappuis, John F. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11642807
    Abstract: A support for enabling cutting of a linear product, such as an eavestrough debris guard, is disclosed. The eavestrough debris guard has a top, two sides, a bottom, and a non-linear profile. The support includes a contoured top complementary to a bottom portion of the non-linear profile. The support includes a plurality of surfaces extending from the contoured top positioned to engage with the two sides of the linear product. The support includes a plurality of contoured portions each coupled to one of the surfaces positioned to engage with the top of the linear product. The support includes a gap passing through the contoured top and the plurality of surfaces shaped and dimensioned to allow passage of at least a portion of a cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: EXCELSIOR INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Howard Neeb, Tristan Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11644875
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for securing an expansion card in a computer chassis includes an elongated structural support, a wedge, and a channel structure. The elongate structural support comprising a first and second arm extending obliquely away from each other from a central pivot point positioned between a first and second end of the elongate structural support. The wedge protrudes upwardly from the first arm at the first end of the elongated structural support. The wedge is configured to engage with a riser card component of a riser module including the expansion card and cause a rotation of the elongated structural support about the central pivot point from an unlocked to a locked position. The channel structure extends from the second arm at the second end of the elongated structural support. The channel structure is configured to secure the expansion card with the elongated structural support positioned in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Chun Chang, Ting-Kuang Pao, Yu-Syuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11637418
    Abstract: An anchor for lightning protection systems includes a base and pad that extend over a sufficient area and a sufficient bearing length to hold in shear and in tension against the weight, shear force, and moment of cables, points, and other components of a lightning protection systems. A universal point mount may be forged to optimize cross sectional area and contact surface area throughout the mounting system. Drilled and tapped to receive a point oriented arbitrarily, the head mounts easily on a horizontal or vertical mounting surface. Apertures and fasteners provide arbitrary positioning of a point at any necessary orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Lightning Protection Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Partridge, Todd Vought, Travis Vought
  • Patent number: 11628532
    Abstract: System for measuring misalignment of a tool (2) in a press device (1), the tool (2) comprises at least a first part (3) and a second part (4), which are movable relative to another in a guided manner by means of guide means comprising at least a guide pillar (10) provided in the first part (3) which is led in a guide bush (12) provided in the second part (4), wherein the system comprises measuring means (20) provided to detect misalignment of the tool (2). According to the invention, the measuring means (20) are mounted directly at the guide means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Stephan Scholze, Dejan Seatovic, Markus Allenspach, Stefan Nobs
  • Patent number: 11623309
    Abstract: A lock and pin for the structural and fluid tight repair of cracks not amenable to high temperature repairs or synthetic material patches. Fluid tight pins and locks seal the crack while one or more locks prevent the crack from growing. These repairs need to endure the remaining life cycle of the machinery part while withstanding all the strain, pressure, heat and expansion and contraction of the part before the crack(s) were formed. Often these cracks evolved due to engineering design flaws that will require even greater strength from these areas than when new.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: LOCK-N-STITCH, INC.
    Inventor: Gary Reed
  • Patent number: 11617650
    Abstract: A device for loading a prosthesis onto a delivery system includes a first housing having a central bore. One or more actuators on the first housing may be actuated radially inward to selectively compress a discrete portion of the prosthesis disposed in the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Neovasc Tiara Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Nyuli, Randy Matthew Lane
  • Patent number: 11603873
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fastening assembly for attachment of a component. The fastening assembly is self-locking, and comprises a housing that presents a barcode, and a retention clip that is configured to form an interlock with the housing and is changeable between an open configuration adapted to freely receive a component, and a closed position adapted to capture and retain the component. The retention clip is slideably moveable within an aperture of the housing between an initial position, in which the retention clip is in the open configuration and the barcode is unreadable, and a final position, in which the retention clip is in the closed configuration and allows for the barcode to be read or scanned to verify installation of the fastening assembly on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Jim Raymond Spearing
  • Patent number: 11602818
    Abstract: A work centre to process section bars, in particular made of aluminium, light alloys, PVC or the like, is provided with a plurality of gripping units movable along a base and designed to hold at least one section bar, an overhead crane movable along the base and provided with at least one operating head to cut and/or process sections bars, a signalling unit provided with a plurality of light devices distributed along the base, and an electronic control unit configured to selectively turn on the light devices and signal to the operators in charge the position of each section bar to be loaded in the relevant gripping units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Lorenzo Lattanzi
  • Patent number: 11598361
    Abstract: Connector housings and connector assemblies for mechanically connecting a pin to a housing with or without electrical conductivity. A connector housing can be formed by attaching two housing sections together with one or both housing sections formed at least in part by a stamping process. The connector housing can have an outer contour, such as an outer perimeter, with one or more sides and with a joining section connecting two adjacent sides together. The two or more sides can be used for handling, aligning, and/or assembling of the connector housing to a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, LLP
    Inventor: Majid Ghasiri
  • Patent number: 11596209
    Abstract: A key ring comprising a ring portion having a first end and second end, a rigid loop affixed to the first end, and a catch affixed to the second end for securely engaging and disengaging the rigid loop affixed to the first end is disclosed. The rigid loop and the catch can be typically disposed apart from each other with the ring portion in a relaxed state such that engaging the catch and the rigid loop holds tension between the first end and the second end to secure engagement of the catch and the rigid loop. The catch can be a hook having a tip extending into an enclosed area of the hook. The catch and the rigid loop can be oriented either in or transverse to the plane of the ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Thansit Inkavesvaanit
  • Patent number: 11597459
    Abstract: A vehicle disassembly system for disassembling a vehicle by moving the vehicle through a plurality of discrete workstations specifically adapted for select de-pollution and dismantling procedures encountered during the end-of-life vehicle recycling process. A vehicle disassembly system exemplifying the principles of the present invention may comprise a primary de-pollution and disassembly line and an engine disassembly line. The primary de-pollution and disassembly line may include one or more de-pollution stations, one or more intermediate, part removal stations, and a conveyor apparatus for transmitting the end-of-life vehicle from the de-pollution stations to the part removal stations. The engine disassembly line may include an overhead track support frame, a trolley assembly, one or more height adjustable loading tables, one or more height adjustable work tables, and one or more height adjustable un-loading tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: EMR (USA Holdings) Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Balzano, Deepak Mulay, Cody Heisey, Mark J. Petri