Patents Examined by Josh Skroupa
  • Patent number: 11143225
    Abstract: A connecting structure for assembly includes a body, an inserting part, a latching part, and a control part. The body has a plug hole and a guide slot disposed toward the plug hole. The inserting part is detachably plugged into the plug hole correspondingly and has a latching portion. The latching part is slidely connected to and guided by the guide slot; the latching part has a latching body latched to the latching portion correspondingly. The control part is disposed movably in the body and selectively drives the latching part to reciprocate along the guide slot. Therefore, the esthetic effects of covering and hiding each other for assembled plates and the effect of a smooth, labor-saving, and even rotation for the control part are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ju-Chiung Tseng, Yi-Sheng Tseng, Yi-Hung Tseng
  • Patent number: 11137007
    Abstract: A set of panels including a first panel with a first main plane and a second panel with a second main plane. A first edge of the first panel is configured to be locked to a second edge of the second panel, wherein the first main plane is essentially perpendicular to the second main plane, and wherein the first and the second edges are locked in a first direction, which is perpendicular to the first main plane, and a second direction, which is perpendicular to the second main plane. The first edge includes an edge tongue, with a longitudinal direction along the first edge, including a bottom edge, a first surface and an opposite second surface. The edge groove and/or the edge tongue is/are configured such that a greater force is absorbed by the longitudinal central part than by an edge part at third and fourth edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Magnus Fridlund
  • Patent number: 11137004
    Abstract: A coupling member for coupling modules with each other. The coupling member comprises a coupling portion, which in turn has a coupling rim and at least two hook members disposed on the coupling rim. The coupling portion substantially corresponds in its outer contour to a spherical segment of a sphere with a predetermined spherical radius, wherein the coupling rim represents a circular disk of the spherical segment. In this case, an outer radius of the coupling rim is smaller than or equal to the spherical radius. The at least two hook members, in a lateral view, at least partially follow the outer contour of the spherical cap of the spherical segment. The at least two hook members are engageable with the hook members of a coupling portion of a second coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Danny Dicks, David Kaden, Bastian Schäfer
  • Patent number: 11131334
    Abstract: A plate-like component with a fastening device reaching through a fastening opening, the fastening device having: a rigid sleeve reaching through the fastening opening, through which a fastening element can be guided, The sleeve is surrounded at its outer circumference by at least one damping/decoupling body composed of a wire mesh, wherein in the region in which it passes through the fastening opening, the damping body has an outer dimension less than the inner dimension of the fastening opening so that an undersizing is produced and in the region outside where it passes through the fastening opening, at least part of the at least one damping body has an outer dimension in a circumference direction which is of such a size that with a maximum sliding within the undersizing, sufficient overlapping is still assured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Andreas Glauber, Sergio Moreno-Lechado
  • Patent number: 11125268
    Abstract: A composite structural component comprises an elongate member made of a polymer matrix composite material. The elongate member comprises a main portion extending along an axis A and an end portion with an inner surface extending from the main portion to an open end of the member. The composite structural component also comprises an end fitting forming a mechanical joint with the end portion, the end fitting comprising an internal portion positioned captive within the elongate member in contact with the inner surface of the end portion; an external portion positioned in contact with an outer surface of the end portion; and an adjustable fastener extending axially between the internal and external portions to clamp the end portion between the internal and external portions. The inner surface of the end portion in contact with the internal portion extends towards the axis A at an increasing angle to the axis A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CROMPTON TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Tom Beale
  • Patent number: 11125277
    Abstract: A type of constant velocity universal joint has the spline slip structure, including the steel wire retaining ring and the star-shaped sleeve which are both mounted on a common axis, and the steel wire retaining ring limiting device. The said steel wire retaining ring limiting device is a groove arranged on the said star-shaped sleeve and used for holding the said steel wire retaining ring. The said steel wire retaining ring may be elliptic or circular. The movement in the radial direction of the steel wire retaining ring will be limited by the groove on the star shaped sleeve and there occurs a certain contraction, in addition to appropriate the chamfer angle of the groove, when removing the spline shaft from the star-shaped sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Zhejiang CFMoto Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fuying Cheng, Zhenxiang Kuang, Jiajun Li
  • Patent number: 11124944
    Abstract: An arrangement in an articulated joint of a work machine wherein at least two machine parts are rotatably fastened to each other with a conical sleeve shaft joint in which a conical sleeve is pressed against a conical sleeve shaft by an intermediate plate. This intermediate plate includes members for receiving a channel and for connecting the channel to a lubrication channel. The members are formed on the intermediate plate's outer casing which connects a counter-surface to a pressing surface on the side of the conical sleeve to provide a continuous passage for the conical sleeve shaft of the articulated joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PONSSE OYJ
    Inventor: Ville Hukkanen
  • Patent number: 11118621
    Abstract: A vibration reduction shaft includes a cylindrical outer shaft having an inner hollow portion, in which the outer shaft includes: a first member (110) and a second member (120) which are disposed to be spaced apart from each other in a longitudinal direction of the shaft; and a vibration reduction region (150) which is disposed between the first member and the second member, and multiple connecting members (151), which connect the first member and the second member in an axial direction, are disposed to be spaced apart from one another within the vibration reduction region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Aerospace Research Institute
    Inventor: Dae Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11118632
    Abstract: A coulomb friction damped drive shaft may include an outer shaft defined by a longitudinal axis, a first tapered portion and a second tapered portion at opposite ends of the outer shaft; an inner shaft inserted through the outer shaft along the longitudinal axis and defined by a first uniform portion a second uniform portion adjacent to opposite ends of the inner shaft; a first tapered sleeve inserted between the first uniform portion and the first tapered portion; and a second tapered sleeve inserted between the second uniform portion and the second tapered portion. The first tapered sleeve may be biased along the longitudinal axis toward the second tapered sleeve to create a friction between the inner shaft and the outer shaft. The friction may act on a twisting motion of the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft to coulomb friction dampen oscillations in the inner shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar R, Michael J. Grimmer
  • Patent number: 11111938
    Abstract: An axial preloading device can include a shell having an inner surface that defines a radially interior channel, the inner channel defining an axial direction, one or more moveable housing members disposed at least partially within the interior channel and configured to move relative to the shell in the axial direction, and a wedge assembly connected to the shell and disposed in contact with the one or more housing members. The wedge assembly can be configured to be moved radially relative to the shell and the one or more housing members to push the one or more housing members axially. The wedge assembly and the one or more housing members define a shaft opening when installed on the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul McCullough
  • Patent number: 11105355
    Abstract: A connecting device having a hollow-body-like plug-in part which is of variable outer circumference and which interacts with a fixing device which is at least partially insertable into the plug-in part, wherein the fixing device is connectable to an actuation section which projects out of the plug-in part. Here, the plug-in part, with the fixing device inserted therein and with the actuation section connected thereto, has the minimum external shape thereof in terms of the dimensions thereof when the actuation section is in a rest position. The actuation section is moved by means of axial or radial movement relative to the plug-in part into a working position in which the plug-in part has the maximum external shape thereof in terms of the dimensions thereof, wherein the plug-in part has a closed shape on its side situated opposite the insertion side of the fixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Manuel Dietrich
  • Patent number: 11098766
    Abstract: A coupling assembly arranged between an input shaft and a rotor shaft of a supercharger includes a first hub, a second hub, a first side coupling assembly, a second side coupling assembly, a central hub and a plurality of coupler pins. The first hub is mounted for concurrent rotation with the input shaft. The second hub is mounted for concurrent rotation with the rotor shaft. The first side coupling assembly has a first side coupling body and a first side elastomeric insert. The first side coupling body includes an inboard body portion having a first series of pockets and an outboard body portion having a second series of pockets. The first side elastomeric insert has a first and second plurality of lobes. The pockets of the first and second series of pockets are tangentially offset relative to each other and each receive respective first and second plurality of lobes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Harold Pratley
  • Patent number: 11098741
    Abstract: A double connector for butt-joining two components includes two connector components which can be pushed together as far as a locked assembly position and which each have an spreadable first end portion for inserting into a hole of a component, and a second end portion for spreading the first end portion of the other connector component in each case in the assembly position and at least one locking portion for interlocking the two connector components in the assembly position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Häfele GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Gunter Nitschmann, Lory Arnold
  • Patent number: 11098752
    Abstract: The ball joint includes a housing that has an inner bore. A ball stud is partially received in the inner bore. The ball stud has a ball portion and a shank portion which are separate pieces from one another and which are in threaded engagement with one another. At least one bearing is disposed in the inner bore and slidably supports the ball portion of the ball stud for allowing the ball stud to rotate and articulate relative to the housing. The ball portion is shaped through a forging operation, and the shank portion is shaped through a process which includes machining and does not include forging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC
    Inventors: Sean N. Smith, Seth Englebright
  • Patent number: 11085487
    Abstract: A positioning locking mechanism of a rotational member having a rotational positioning member provided with a positioning groove; a rotational member pivotally connected with the rotational positioning member and rotating around the rotational positioning member; a positioning member arranged in the rotational member and movably meshed with the positioning groove; and a locking operation member arranged in the rotational member to control the motion of the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Xiaoming Chen
  • Patent number: 11085473
    Abstract: A node to panel interface structure for use in a transport structure such as a vehicle is disclosed. In an aspect, the node includes a base, first and second sides protruding from the base to form a recess for receiving a panel, ports for adhesive injection and/or vacuum generation, one or more adhesive regions disposed on a surface of each side adjacent the panel, and at least one channel coupled between the first and second ports and configured to fill the adhesive regions with an adhesive, the adhesive being cured to form a node-panel interface. The node may be additively manufactured. In an exemplary embodiment, the node may use sealant features for including sealants that border and define the adhesive regions, and that may hermetically seal the region before and after adhesive injection. In another embodiment, the node may include isolation features for including isolators for inhibiting galvanic corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: William David Kreig, Chukwubuikem Marcel Okoli, David Brian TenHouten, Antonio Bernerd Martinez, Kevin Robert Czinger, Broc William TenHouten
  • Patent number: 11078945
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a coupler for coupling a robotic arm to a surgical table having a table top on which a patient can be disposed. The coupler can include a first portion configured to couple to a surgical table and a second portion configured to couple to a robotic arm. The second portion may include a post that may translate into the first portion. The first portion may comprise a locking mechanism having one or more stages to constrain movement of the second portion relative to the first portion in six degrees of freedom. The coupler can thus provide secure coupling of the robotic arm to the surgical table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Wayne Grout, David James Cagle, Richard William Timm, Brendan C. Reese, Michael P. Schaller, Robert J. Campbell
  • Patent number: 11075024
    Abstract: An insulator for an electric fence, an electric fence system using the insulator, and a method of installing same are disclosed herein. The insulator includes a body having a first end and a second end, and a wire attachment portion positioned at the first end of the body. A passage passes through the wire attachment portion, the passage including a first open end, a second open end, and a waist region between the first open end and the second open end. The diameter of the passage at the first open end and the diameter of the second open end are both greater than at the waist region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gallagher Group Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Stoner
  • Patent number: 11065705
    Abstract: A welding method for obtaining a lap fillet welded joint excellent in tensile strength, without causing an increase in welding deformation, not fracturing at the weld metal when a tensile load is applied, that is, a method of overlaying at least scheduled welding locations of a first steel sheet with a tensile strength of 780 MPa or more and a second steel sheet and fillet welding an end part of the first steel sheet and a surface of the second steel sheet, characterized by providing a reinforcing part at a surface of the first steel sheet at the opposite side to the surface to be overlaid with the second steel sheet and fillet welding one end part of the reinforcing material and the surface of the first steel sheet and by fillet welding the end part of the reinforcing part, the end part of the first steel sheet, and the surface of the second steel sheet so as to be covered by the weld metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yujiro Tatsumi, Yasunobu Miyazaki, Shinji Kodama
  • Patent number: 11067116
    Abstract: The ball socket assembly includes a housing with at least one open end and with an inner surface that surrounds an inner bore which extends along a central axis. The ball socket assembly also includes a ball stud that has a ball portion and a shank portion. The ball portion is disposed in the inner bore of the housing and has an outer diameter which is in a spherical fit relationship with the inner surface of the housing. The shank portion of the ball stud extends out of the inner bore through the at least one open end of the housing. The ball portion is out of contact with any bearings on opposite axial sides of the ball portion such that the ball stud is able to move along the central axis relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC
    Inventor: Roger Sellers