Patents Examined by Bradley T King
  • Patent number: 11125292
    Abstract: A rigid tether for use with a friction brake. The tether has a rigid handle with a brake hole at one end designed for mounting a friction brake to rotate about the brake hole. A pulley arm with pulley is attached to rotate about the other end of the handle. The pulley arm is two parallel plates, a fixed plate and a gate plate, with an axle between them on which is mounted the pulley. The plates, pulley, and handle define a rope slot. The gate plate can pivot on the axle to provide access to the rope slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sherrill, Inc.
    Inventor: Cornelius McDaid
  • Patent number: 11124168
    Abstract: In a hydraulic brake system, which includes: a hydraulic pump which is driven by an electric motor and has the purpose of generating a fluid volume flow for the hydraulic brake system; a hydraulic connection for conducting the fluid volume flow between the hydraulic pump and a wheel brake; a reservoir for storing a fluid volume; wherein the reservoir is connected to the hydraulic connection by means of a switching valve, a method includes actuating the switching valve in such a way that by this means a fluid pulsation in the hydraulic connection is counteracted. Furthermore, the method may be implemented with a control unit and a hydraulic brake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Emde, Heiko Druckenmueller, Holger Kurz, Patrick Schellnegger, Yakup Navruz, Andreas Schmidtlein
  • Patent number: 11117563
    Abstract: An integrated electric booster braking system with a pedal force compensation function, comprising a booster motor, a first gear, a second gear, a lead screw, a brake master cylinder, a pedal push rod, a master cylinder push rod, a fluid storage tank, a hydraulic control unit and an electric control unit, wherein first gear and second gear are assembled in a housing, first gear is engaged with the second gear, the booster motor is connected with the first gear and drives the first gear to rotate, the first gear drives the second gear to rotate during rotation, the second gear is in threaded connection with the lead screw, the second gear drives the lead screw to move during rotation, the lead screw is of a hollow structure, and the rear end of the lead screw is abutted with the front end of a first piston in the brake master cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Bing Zhu, Yihan Zhang, Jian Zhao, Zhicheng Chen, Lun Li, Xiaotong Guo, Xiaowen Tao, Zhiwei Wang, Zhipeng Bao, Gang Yang
  • Patent number: 11118647
    Abstract: A vibration damper including a plate-shaped metal bracket having an attachment, and first and second extended parts extending from the attachment toward mutually opposite sides. Edge flanges rise from both widthwise edges of the attachment across its entire length. The first extended part includes the edge flanges extending continuously from the attachment and a pair of rising walls rising on both widthwise sides thereof. A first dynamic damper including a pair of support rubber elastic bodies and a mass member is provided between the rising walls. The second extended part includes a rising supporter rising from its end and the edge flanges being continuous with the attachment across its entire length including the rising supporter. A second dynamic damper including an inner shaft member and an outer mass member elastically connected by a main rubber elastic body is attached to the rising supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miyazaki, Yuki Yahata
  • Patent number: 11110990
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a brake system for a baby or child vehicle, and more particularly, to a brake system for a baby or child vehicle, in which the movement of the vehicle is controlled by locking a brake while an occupant is getting off the vehicle, and automatically releasing the brake in only a case where it is checked that the occupant is getting on the vehicle, thereby preventing a falling accident caused by the movement of the vehicle when the occupant gets on or off the vehicle or while a toddler stands up on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Young Bae You
  • Patent number: 11104773
    Abstract: Fiber-reinforced polymer composites possessing improved damping ability are provided. In one aspect, the fibers provide the composite with a relatively high dynamic modulus over a broad range of frequencies for a given temperature. In another aspect, the polymer may comprise a viscoelastic polymer possessing a relatively high loss factor for a given frequency and temperature. The polymer may be further tailored to control the center frequency at which the maximum loss factor of the polymer is achieved. The composite so formed exhibits a relatively small reduction in loss factor with significant increase in dynamic modulus over a broad range of frequencies for a given temperature. As a result, a structure damped by the composite exhibits a relatively high, constant loss factor as compared to conventional damping materials. Thus, embodiments of the disclosed composites dissipate significantly more energy during each vibration cycle than conventional damping materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Cartwright, Joshua Hernandez, Nathan Edward Hornig
  • Patent number: 11097835
    Abstract: An additively manufactured metering pin may comprise a shaft portion comprising a first end and a second end, a head portion disposed at the second end of the shaft portion, and a slot disposed in the head portion, the slot extending through a perimetrical surface of the head portion and an end surface of the head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Goldring, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 11091131
    Abstract: Disclosed is an actuator of an electronic brake system including: a drive unit generating a power and including a motor having a stator and a rotor; a piston unit operated by the drive unit and including a piston reciprocating in a bore chamber provided in a piston housing to contain a fluid; a power transmission unit having one end coupled to the rotor and the other end coupled to the piston to convert a rotational motion of the rotor into a linear motion of the piston; a sensing magnet coupled to the power transmission unit to rotate along the motor; and a motor position sensor disposed coaxially with and spaced apart from the sensing magnet to sense a position of the motor based on the rotation of the sensing magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Youngsong Lee
  • Patent number: 11091181
    Abstract: A device for securing braking devices to a chassis frame of a rail vehicle forming a cross-member of the chassis frame that has a longitudinal axis, and includes at least two securing points for braking devices, wherein the securing points are spaced apart from the cross-member in a longitudinal direction which lies normal to the longitudinal axis, where at least one respective securing point is arranged at the end on a continuous brake carrier having an open cross section, where a connector is provided, via which the brake carrier is both connected to the cross-member and is spaced apart from the cross-member in a vertical direction to reduce the weight and so as not to simultaneously increase the warp stiffness of the chassis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS MOBILITY AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Moser, Radovan Seifried
  • Patent number: 11092209
    Abstract: A vibration damper may include a damper tube filled at least partially with damping liquid. A piston rod is movable to and fro in the damper tube. A working piston is movable with the piston rod by way of which working piston an interior space of the damper tube is divided into two spaces. The vibration damper may have a wedge element and a bracing element, and the piston rod may have a wedge element recess for partially receiving the wedge element. The wedge element may be arranged in the at least one wedge element recess in a braced state, and the at least one bracing element may be connected to the working piston such that the bracing element braces the working piston with respect to the piston rod via the wedge element arranged in the element recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Daniel Pitsch, Martin Flick
  • Patent number: 11092206
    Abstract: The disclosed inventive concept provides an electrically conductive mechanical vibration isolator for providing an electrical path between parts of a vehicle in order to alleviate the need for ground straps. The conductive isolator disclosed herein includes an inner shell, an outer shell, an elastomer disposed therebetween, and a conductor interconnecting the inner and outer shells to create an electrical path therebetween. In one embodiment, the conductor is at least one conducting wire having opposite ends electrically bonded to the inner and outer shells. In another embodiment, the elastomer may comprise a plurality of conductive particulates distributed throughout the elastomer. In yet another embodiment the elastomer may include at least one channel formed therein and extending between the inner and outer shells for storing a conductive liquid therein. The conductive liquid is contained between the shells and provides an electrical path therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hagop Parnoutsoukian, Yitshak Isaac Henig
  • Patent number: 11078976
    Abstract: A disc brake of a floating type includes: an inner pad and an outer pad respectively located on opposite sides of a rotor rotatable with a wheel; a pressing device configured to press the inner pad and the outer pad against the rotor; and a housing mounted on a non-rotating member and holding the pressing device. The pressing device includes: a first pressing member movable toward the rotor; a second pressing member movable away from the rotor; and a frame having a substantially frame shape and including (i) a first side portion opposed to the second pressing member and (ii) a second side portion engaged with the outer pad and movable together with the outer pad in a direction parallel with a rotation axis of the rotor. The disc brake includes a return spring provided between the frame and one of the housing and the inner pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11077901
    Abstract: An inner tube moves axially between an outer tube and a support, all of which are concentrically arranged, to a desired telescopic position, relative to the outer tube and the support, and can be locked in the desired telescopic position by applying radial force between the support and the inner surface of the inner tube. The radial force generates a frictional force acting on the inner surface of the inner tube, which resists longitudinal movement of the inner tube. A bicycle actuator cable is coupled to an actuation connector for a tension-controlled actuator by a bicycle cable connector which has a fixed longitudinal position on the bicycle actuator cable. The bicycle cable connector is longitudinally consistently removably repeatably interengageable with the actuation connector to maintain longitudinal alignment of the bicycle actuator cable with the actuator through repeated engagement and disengagement of the bicycle cable connector and the actuation connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Nine Point Eight Inc.
    Inventors: Jacobus Josef Pittens, Bradley James Woodward, Steven Andrew Park
  • Patent number: 11078977
    Abstract: A brake assembly has an auto-adjustment mechanism including an adjusting link that is rotatable to adjust an unloaded state position of a brake shoe, and an adjusting lever that operates to rotate the adjusting link during a release of the braking assembly to adjust the unloaded state position of the brake shoe. The auto-adjustment mechanism includes a pivot point mounted on a brake back plate about which the adjusting lever rotates, and an adjusting spring attached to the adjusting lever. The adjusting lever rotates in a first direction against the spring force when the brake assembly is actuated, and the adjusting spring by operation of the spring force rotates the adjusting lever in a second direction when the brake assembly is released. During the brake release, as the adjusting lever rotates back the adjusting lever catches the adjusting link in a ratchet fashion to rotate the adjusting link to adjust the unloaded state position of the brake shoes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth T. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11072314
    Abstract: Am electric braking system is disclosed. The electric braking system comprising: a cylinder unit having a first piston connected to a brake pedal, a cylinder chamber with the volume varying by displacement of the first piston, and a pressing chamber with the volume varying by a pressing member, and sending an intention of braking to an electronic control unit; a reservoir storing a working fluid, a pressure applier having a second piston operating by receiving power and a pump chamber with the volume varying by displacement of the second piston, and hydraulically coupled to wheel brakes, a reservoir line connecting the cylinder chamber and the reservoir and having a reservoir valve; and a pump reservoir line connecting the pump chamber and the reservoir and having a dump valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hans Joerg Feigel
  • Patent number: 11067144
    Abstract: A hydraulic apparatus comprising a casing (1) having arranged therein a hydraulic machine (2), a shaft (4) mounted to rotate relative to the casing (1) by means of a bearing (5), a braking system (3) having a plurality of brake disks (31, 34) configured to prevent the shaft (4) rotating relative to the casing (1) in selective manner, and a control system (6, 7) for controlling said braking disks (31, 34), the hydraulic system including an irrigation system adapted to cool said brake disks (31, 34) by means of a fluid, the irrigation system including a fluid inlet (81) and a fluid outlet (82), the hydraulic system being characterized in that the fluid inlet and outlet (81, 82) of the irrigation system define a fluid flow within the casing in which the braking system (3) is downstream from the hydraulic machine (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Julien Engrand, Jean-Philippe Raisin, Stéphane Vidal, Aurélien Ulmer, Dominique Costaz
  • Patent number: 11066055
    Abstract: A braking system for a motor vehicle for actuating hydraulically actuatable wheel brakes comprises a first and a second electrically controllable pressure source for providing a brake pressure for actuating the wheel brakes. A first electric energy supply unit and a second electric energy supply unit that is independent of the first electric energy supply unit are provided. An electrically controllable pressure modulation device for setting brake pressures that are individual to each of the wheel brakes has at least one electrically actuatable inlet valve for each wheel brake. The first pressure source can be supplied with electric energy by the first energy supply unit, the second pressure source can be supplied with electric energy by the second energy supply unit, and the pressure modulation device can be supplied with electric energy by the first energy supply unit and by the second energy supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Besier, Stefan Drumm
  • Patent number: 11066052
    Abstract: An electromechanical brake booster for a vehicle is described, which includes a housing, a spindle nut operationally engaged with a spindle, an electric motor, with the aid of which the spindle may be set into a translational movement along its spindle axis, a first tie rod and a second tie rod, which are fastened on the housing and extend in parallel to the spindle axis of the spindle, and a bracket fastened on the spindle, a first slide bearing enclosing the first tie rod being situated in a first opening of the bracket and a second slide bearing enclosing the second tie rod being situated in a second opening of the bracket, and the first slide bearing and the second slide bearing each being resiliently clamped in the bracket in a plane perpendicular in relation to the spindle axis. A manufacturing method for an electromechanical brake booster is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Giammaria Panunzio, Willi Nagel
  • Patent number: 11066054
    Abstract: A valve assembly including: a valve body comprising a valve chamber, a first fluid port, a second fluid port, and a third fluid port, wherein the first fluid port, the second fluid port and the third fluid port are in fluid communication with the valve chamber; a first plunger movably disposed within the valve chamber, wherein when the first plunger is in the open position, the first fluid port is in fluid communication with the second fluid port, and wherein when the first plunger is in the closed position the first fluid port is fluidly isolated from the second fluid port; and a second plunger movably disposed within the valve chamber, wherein when the second plunger is in the open position the second fluid port (8b) is in fluid communication with the third fluid port, and wherein when the second plunger is in the closed position, the second fluid port is fluidly isolated from the third fluid port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Axel Kuenkel, Ralf Leiter
  • Patent number: 11053995
    Abstract: A particle damped torque bar may comprise a body comprising a box beam structure, the body having a neck portion at a first end and an I-beam structure at a second end, wherein the box beam structure extends between the neck portion and the I-beam structure and a cavity within the box beam structure configured to encapsulate a particulate material therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Robert French, Nathaniel John Herrmann