Patents Examined by Jonathan P Masinick
  • Patent number: 10808799
    Abstract: A method for attaching an anchor to an end of a tensile member by inverting the assembly of anchor and tensile member and injecting pressurized potting compound. A length of filaments of the tensile member are placed within a cavity through the anchor. The anchor and filaments are placed in an inverted position, with the distal end of the anchor facing downward and the cable extending upward out of the anchor. If the anchor has an open distal end this is sealed. Liquid potting compound is injected into the anchor cavity and allowed to solidify. During the solidification process, a controlled translation (pulling) of the cable is preferably introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bright Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard V. Campbell, David Gladwin
  • Patent number: 10801551
    Abstract: A power transmission device includes a quill shaft having a first end and a second end, a first shaft engaged with the first end of the quill shaft, and a second shaft engaged with the second end of the quill shaft. An ejector orifice is provided at the second end of the quill shaft distal from the first shaft such that the ejector orifice forms an oblique angle with respect to the quill shaft, and the ejector orifice is adapted to eject a fluid therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan W. Ottow, Nathan J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10780521
    Abstract: A metal composite and a metal joining method that are capable of suppressing an influence on joining strength of a friction stir welded section due to a tool hole formed when a tool is extracted, in the case in which two metals are joined through friction stir welding. In an overlapping section in an axial direction in which a first shaft and a second shaft overlap in the axial direction, an inscribed section in which the first shaft and the second shaft come in contact with each other and an non-inscribed section in which the first shaft and the second shaft do not come in contact with each other are formed. In the non-inscribed section, a plate thickness of the second shaft is decreased. Then, a starting point of a friction stir welded section is formed in the inscribed section, and an endpoint is formed in the non-inscribed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Tokoro, Mitsuru Sayama
  • Patent number: 10780797
    Abstract: A part fixture which is locked on a locking portion of a vehicle body and which is inserted into a mounting hole on a mount portion provided on a vehicle body to be fixed in place therein to thereby mount the vehicle part on the mount portion, includes an accommodating portion, a locking piece, a pair of flange portions, and a pair of elastic engaging pieces. The elastic engaging pieces each have an engaging claw and an operation knob. When the pair of elastic engaging pieces are deflected inwards of the accommodating portion, the pair of elastic engaging pieces are brought into abutment with the side wall portions or the locking portion of the vehicle part which is accommodated in the accommodating portion so that any further deflection thereof is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventors: Ryu Hattori, Kazuhiro Mita
  • Patent number: 10774787
    Abstract: A coupling e.g. for an actuator, comprises a housing which is preferably in the form of a ring mounted around the end of the outer rod and which can be mounted to a component e.g. a cowl being deployed. Within the housing of the coupling is provided a ring disk. This is sized and arranged within the housing such that there is some clearance between the ring disk and the housing so as to permit some eccentric movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Hawksworth
  • Patent number: 10760606
    Abstract: An adjusting device for positioning support surface segments of an operating table is disclosed and may have a four-bar linkage, in which a base element of the operating table and a support surface segment of a patient bearing surface of the operating table are connected. The four-bar linkage may have a first guide bar and a second guide bar. The support surface segment may be connected to the four-bar linkage so that it can pivot about the second pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MAQUET GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Krickeberg, Immanuel Gaiser, Rodrigo Del Alcazar Von Buchwald, Bernhard Katzenstein
  • Patent number: 10760602
    Abstract: A connecting system for connecting a pile to a structural member has a core portion, a first interface portion, and a second interface portion. The core portion defines a system axis. The first interface portion defines a reference plane and is adapted to be connected to the core portion and the structural member. The second interface portion is adapted to be connected to the core portion and the pile. The second interface portion fixes a position of the system axis relative to the pile. The core portion allows adjustment of a position of the reference plane relative to the system axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew E. Fenwick, Gerald Cors
  • Patent number: 10760449
    Abstract: A fixing device fixes a relative position in a rotational direction of an outer member and an inner member of a stationary body of the rotary machine, and includes: a radial pin that is inserted into a through hole passing through the outer member in a radial direction of a rotary machine and having a stepped portion formed therein to have a larger diameter at a portion on an outer side in the radial direction of the rotary machine than at a portion on an inner side in the radial direction, that has a part on the inner side in the radial direction of the rotary machine to be inserted into a concave portion of the inner member, and that has a flange portion on the outer side in the radial direction of the rotary machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiko Shirota, Takeki Nakayama, Mitsuhiro Adachi, Hiroshi Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10759066
    Abstract: An attachment device includes a robot-engaging portion having a recess formed in an outer surface thereof for receiving a finger of a robot. The attachment device also includes a tool-engaging portion coupled to the robot-engaging portion. The tool-engaging portion is configured to be coupled to a tool that is to be used by the robot to perform a task. A damping member is positioned at least partially between the robot-engaging portion and the tool-engaging portion. The damping member is configured to be adjusted to vary a magnitude of oscillations that are transferred from the tool-engaging portion to the robot-engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kelleher Guerin
  • Patent number: 10753423
    Abstract: A connector (1) that comprises first and second surfaces (20a) and (30a) disposed opposingly with an interval therebetween, said interval allowing the shielding body 100 to be inserted therein; a pressing member (4) having a through hole (40) and formed so as to be capable of extending and contracting by winding a prescribed wire material spirally around the through hole (40) as center such that a curvature thereof varies continuously around the through hole; and a holding part (31) that is inserted into a hole (103) formed in the shielding body and the through hole (40) and maintains a specific distance between the first and second surfaces (20a, 30a); wherein the pressing member (4a) and (4b) comprises: a first pressing member (4a) disposed between the first surface (20a) and the shielding body (100) such that a small-curvature side thereof in the extension and contraction direction faces the shielding body (100); and a second pressing member (4b) disposed between the second surface (30a) and the shielding
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Tadakatsu Kato, Ichiro Raita, Sakae Mishina, Koki Enami
  • Patent number: 10746212
    Abstract: An adjustable distance sleeve consisting of an outer sleeve, a hollow cylindrical inner sleeve as well as an abutment disc fastened to an axial collar of the outer sleeve. Due to the adaption in shape between the outer sleeve and the component opening, a rotation-proof fastening of the distance sleeve in the component is possible in a simple manner. Thereafter, the length adjustment of the distance sleeve takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Böllhoff Verbindungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Burger, Hans-Ulrich Figge, Viktor Zelmer
  • Patent number: 10744834
    Abstract: A pivot bearing for independent wheel suspension of a steerable front wheel of a vehicle having at least one upper bearing with a connection to a spring strut for attachment to the body. To improve the safety of the passenger cell in the event of a frontal collision, the connection has a separating device that brings about separation of the attachment of the pivot bearing to the spring strut and to the body of the vehicle at the upper bearing in the event of a frontal impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Mario Ubaldo, Thomas Paulsen
  • Patent number: 10738424
    Abstract: A system of the invention includes at least one barrier layer, a plurality of rockfall attenuators, and two primary anchor points to anchor opposite lateral sides of the barrier layer. The attenuators may be secured to an upper portion of the barrier layer. The attenuators create a gap or separation between the surfaces of the slope upon which the barrier layer is installed. The attenuators may be secured to the barrier mesh by a single cable routed through cable eyes formed on each of the attenuators. Opposite ends of the cable are secured to the sloping surface by the two primary anchor points. The attenuators are free floating members in that they are not attached to the sloping surface. The invention further includes attenuators as a sub-combination and a method of installing the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: R&B LEASING, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Lorne Journeaux
  • Patent number: 10738529
    Abstract: The modular, retractable barrier is a room partition. The modular, retractable barrier comprises one or more barrier structures. Each of the one or more barrier structures comprises a plurality of scroll rods and a mesh barrier. The mesh barrier is a scroll like structure. When each of the plurality of scroll rods is separated the mesh barrier is deployed in the space between each of the plurality of scroll rods to form a barricade structure. When the plurality of scroll rods is later brought together, the mesh barrier is retracted. The modular, retractable barrier is a modular structure wherein any first barrier structure selected from the one or more barrier structures can be removably attached to any second barrier structure selected from the one or more barrier structures such that overall span of the barricade formed by the modular, retractable barrier can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Nicole Daley
  • Patent number: 10738503
    Abstract: A modular privacy fence, which includes a stringer having two rails, wherein at least the first rail comprises a plurality of fence picket dividers that protrude in a perpendicular direction from the first rail. The modular privacy fence also includes a fastener attached to the end of the stringer, wherein the fastener is arranged to secure the stringer to a fence post, and a bottom rail with a trough. In some embodiments, the second rail may also include a separate plurality of fence picket dividers that protrude from the second rail in a direction perpendicular to the second rail and parallel to the first plurality of fence picket dividers. In such arrangements, the first plurality of fence picket dividers is offset from the second plurality of fence picket dividers in a direction parallel to the first rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Kelly Presti
  • Patent number: 10731727
    Abstract: A prestressing cable, in particular for static structures, that includes a longitudinal element and connection elements at the end faces of the longitudinal element. The longitudinal element has stranded wires, the end faces of which are anchored into the connection elements. The prestressing cable includes approximately parallel strands, each of which has stranded wires. The wires are spread apart at their end faces in the funnel-shaped opening of the respective connection element and anchored by a casting process, wherein the frustum-shaped funnel widens away from the strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Bernhard Eicher
  • Pin
    Patent number: 10711819
    Abstract: A pin having a tool engagement portion and a resiliently deformable cover arranged over the tool engagement portion. The resiliently deformable cover is operable to deform from a first position to a second position to allow for the engagement of the tool engagement portion with a tool. The tool engagement portion is substantially concealed when the cover is in the first position, reducing the opportunities for dirt ingress. A tool may be used to deform the cover and allow the tool to engage with the tool engagement portion such that rotation of the tool causes co-rotation of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Luke Smith
  • Patent number: 10711818
    Abstract: An enforced one-time snap connection system mounts a first component to a second component. The first component has a circumferentially extending groove formed into an exterior surface. The second component has an annular mounting adapter having an internal bore. An annular retainer is secured on an end of the second component at the internal bore, the annular retainer includes an axially extending annular portion having a radially inwardly projecting annular locking rib received into the circumferentially extending groove during installation of the first component into the second component such that the annular locking rib or locking tabs and/or the circumferentially extending groove are critically damaged or destroyed if the first component is removed from the second component, thereby preventing re-assembly and re-locking of the components together again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Henry Hulbert, Brad Olson, Jason Worrall
  • Patent number: 10711832
    Abstract: A flexural pivot is disclosed. The flexural pivot can include a plurality of flexure support members, each flexure support member having a plurality of flexure openings and a plurality of wells each in fluid communication with a respective flexure opening. The flexural pivot can also include at least one flexure to rotatably couple the plurality of flexure support members to one another. The at least one flexure can have first and second flexible blades arranged in a cross configuration. The first and second flexible blades can be disposed in the flexure openings of the flexure support members, and coupling material deposited in the flexure openings can couple the first and second flexible blades to the flexure support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Andrew L. Bullard
  • Patent number: 10697199
    Abstract: A fencing system has at least two engaging elements, two rails extending along respective upper and lower rail axes with a generally hollow rectangular or four-sided cross-section. The rails have a horizontal top wall between first and second vertical rail sidewalls that depend downwardly to define an internal cavity. At least two attachment legs extend inwardly towards each other from the sidewalls. Vertical picket posts extend between through holes in the upper and lower horizontal rails. The picket post includes multiple grooves. The grooves receive the posts without penetration into any internal cavities of the upper and lower rail, and the posts are forced inwardly into the grooves by elastic memory in the sidewalls, the posts within grooves not being in locked engagement with the grooves, but held in place by the force of the elastic memory, the posts withdrawable from the grooves by overcoming the elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Shawn Hellenbrand