Patents Examined by Josh Skroupa
  • Patent number: 10781851
    Abstract: A pivot bearing assembly includes a pivot pin and at least one bearing block, in which a bearing bush having a bearing bore is accommodated. The pivot pin is slidingly supported in the bearing bore. In order to create an improved pivot bearing assembly, the bearing bush has a rounded outer surface, which is inserted into a negatively rounded inner surface in order to orient the bearing bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Terex Global GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Heintz
  • Patent number: 10781837
    Abstract: A joint structure comprises a light-absorbable member having at least one opening portion and a light-permeable member superposed on the light-absorbable member so as to cover the opening portion, wherein an annular weld part is formed so as to enclose the opening portion and join the light-absorbable member and the light-permeable member, and the light-permeable member is formed into a thin sheet adhering to the light-absorbable member by deforming at a depressurized state of an interior of the opening portion before the formation of the annular weld part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10781840
    Abstract: Channel joints (1) can permit bonding a tube or tubular member (30) to an end fitting (20) in double shear. The channel joint may include a receiving channel (25) in the end fitting (20) that is complementary in shape to the tube, tubular member, or other hollow member (30) that is to be fitted and bonded with the end fitting. The use of a channel joint allows for simplified assembly because the receiving channel acts as a reservoir for the bonding agent or adhesive (50). Upon insertion of the tube, tubular member, or other hollow member into the adhesive-loaded receiving channel, the adhesive will backflow to fill the voids in the joint and expel the excess adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Sikorski
  • Patent number: 10781836
    Abstract: A joint structure comprises a light-absorbable member having at least one opening portion and a light-permeable member superposed on the light-absorbable member so as to cover the opening portion, wherein a first annular weld part is formed so as to enclose the opening portion and join the light-absorbable member and the light-permeable member, and a second dot-like weld part(s) joining the light-absorbable member and the light-permeable member is/are formed in a position adjacent to the first weld part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10774865
    Abstract: A quick-release adapter consists of a top unit and a base unit. The top unit has a cylindrical hub with multiple lobes extending radially outward from the hub. The lobes each have an inclined upper surface and a flat, horizontal lower surface. The base unit has a cavity that is sized and shaped to match the lower portion of the top unit, with multiple lobe-shaped openings and side walls with inclined upper surfaces that match the incline of the upper surfaces of the lobes. A detent plunger protrudes through the lower surface of the cavity at a location that is 45° offset from the center of one of the lobe-shaped openings. In operation, the top unit is inserted into the base unit and rotated until the detent plunger engages the recess in the lower surface of one of the lobes. This locks the top unit from further rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: STRKN LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Neal Prather, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10760741
    Abstract: A boss configured for attachment to a pressure vessel includes a first bore therein and a bearing disposed at least partially within the first bore. A system for supporting a pressure vessel on a vessel mount includes a boss, a bearing, and an attachment element. The boss is attached to the pressure vessel and has a first bore therein. The bearing is disposed at least partially within the first bore and has a second bore therethrough. The attachment element is configured to be affixed to the vessel mount, wherein a portion of the attachment element extends through the second bore and is slidable within the first and second bores substantially along a longitudinal axis of the pressure vessel. A method is described for supporting a pressure vessel on a vessel mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hexagon Technology AS
    Inventors: Brad James Moutray, John Allen Eihusen, Brian Christopher Yeggy
  • Patent number: 10760604
    Abstract: A telescopic module includes a first tube having a passageway therein; a second tube received in the passageway of the first tube for reciprocation; a hub connected to the second tube; a roller pivoted on the hub to touch the inner side of the first tube; and an adjusting member. The hub is provided with an expanding hole and flexible portions. The roller is pivoted on the flexible portion, and the adjusting member is inserted into the expanding hole and abuts against the flexible portions to move the roller outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Hi-Max Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jhih-Fan Lin
  • Patent number: 10756482
    Abstract: A coupling can include a barrel that includes a communication pathway, such as an electrical contact or optical pathway. The coupling can include a nut that is configured to engage with a corresponding portion of a mating connector, such as via a threaded connection. When the coupling and the mating connector are engaged, the nut secures the coupling and the mating connector together, and respective termination elements of the coupling and the mating connector are in communication with each other. The coupling can include a torque-limiting mechanism. The torque-limiting mechanism can be configured to enable the transmission of torque up to a limit amount, and to inhibit or prevent the transmission of torque above the limit amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Cameron Burns, Hung Duc Tran, Peter Hyzin, Le Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10752348
    Abstract: A scissor link includes a first component defining a first bore and including first outer pads defining first and second holes and a first recession defining a first threaded hole, a second component defining a second bore and including second outer pads defining third and fourth holes and a second recession defining a second threaded hole, a shim disposable between the first and second outer pads of the first and second components, a stud to engage with each of the first and second threaded holes to tighten the first and second components about the shim and flanking bolts insertible through respective pairs of the first through fourth holes of the first and second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Laitenberger, Stephen V. Poulin
  • Patent number: 10753424
    Abstract: A torsional damping device (110) includes a movable torque input element (130, 140), a movable torque output element (150), at least one phasing member (320,340) and at least one group of elastic members (250, 260) mounted between the torque input element and torque output element. The at least one group of elastic members acts against rotation of the torque input element and the torque output element with respect to one another. The elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members are arranged in series by the at least one phasing member (320, 340) so that the elastic members of the at least one group of elastic members deform in phase with one another. The torque input element having at least one stop member (620) limiting rotation of the torque input elememt relative to the output element and relative to the at least one phasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Embrayages
    Inventors: Gilles Lebas, Michael Hennebelle, Thibault Laforge, Emmanuel Commeine
  • Patent number: 10744050
    Abstract: An adjustment apparatus for a wheelchair back that can be used with various backs, that can be adjusted in a plurality of ways using a single adjustment point, and that can be adjusted without the use of tools. In another aspect, includes a support mechanism for mounting an adjustment apparatus for a wheelchair back that can be engaged using gravity, that provides at least one support point, and that can be utilized without the use of tools. Still another aspect of the wheelchair back assembly includes a mounting clamp that is simple in construction, that provides at least one support point, and that can be easily disassembled and adjusted to accommodate upright frame members of various diameters without the use of a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ROHO, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Goeckel, Jeffrey A. Bee, David K. Parsons
  • Patent number: 10745963
    Abstract: A plug connector (1) and a plug connection (2), for hollow profiled sections (3, 4) of spacers of an insulating glazing, has a base (8) with edge-side lateral walls (10), a central stop (21), and retaining elements (16). The plug connector (1) is formed of a temperature-resistant material, in particular metal, at least in the region of the connector center (20) and is suitable for a welding connection (5) of the hollow profiled sections (3, 4). The plug connector has a shape which is rigid against external transverse loads at least in the central region and a substantially U-shaped cross-section with a hammerhead shape and lateral walls (10), which are recessed in steps (11) in the upper region (12). The lateral walls (10) have a supporting and retaining structure (15), which is oriented towards the roof (27) of the hollow profiled sections (3, 4), at the upper free edge (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Ralf M. Kronenberg
  • Patent number: 10738811
    Abstract: A clinch fastener with a single-element, unitary construction that does not require the preassembly of parts. The fastener provides a clamp load after installation and is fully formed by stamping the part from sheet metal. The fastener provides the necessary rigidity for a clinch attachment shank with the resilience of a head that will provide a residual clamp load to the attached panels. The fastener attaches two panels face-to-face by extending through aligned apertures in the panels. A shank undercut receives the cold flow of material from the second bottom panel while the panels are clamped against a resilient dome-shaped head of the fastener. The fastener may include a central axial well that receives the tip of a press punch during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mahoney, Robert P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10738939
    Abstract: A modular rotatable link for use for a plate on which a piece of hardware, such as a card terminal or tablet, may be secured. The modular rotatable link comprises a base section, a rotation ring, a body section, and a fastener. The body section may be of different form and functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS MANUFACTURING A/S
    Inventor: Benny Burmester
  • Patent number: 10738833
    Abstract: A shaft assembly includes a yoke. The yoke defines a first bore and a second bore. The first bore extends from a first face towards a second face along a first axis. The first bore has a key that extends towards the first axis. The second bore extends from a third face towards a fourth face along a second axis that is disposed transverse to the first axis. The third face and the fourth face each extend between the first face and the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Cymbal, Alan G. Turek
  • Patent number: 10731687
    Abstract: Instruments can include coupling interfaces that can b used, for example, for coupling a surgical instrument to a navigation array or other component. An exemplary coupling can include a first coupling interface associated with a first object, such as a surgical instrument, and a second coupling interface associated with a second object, such as a navigation array. The coupling interfaces can be configured to ensure that, when mated, the first and second objects are disposed in a known position and orientation relative to one another and blocked from relative movement in all six degrees of freedom. The interfaces can have a geometry that is not overdetermined, minimizing or eliminating navigation inaccuracy associated with system tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Rainer Ponzer, Philippe Lindenmann
  • Patent number: 10731700
    Abstract: A ball joint assembly for a vehicle suspension includes a control arm configured to connect to or engage a frame of a vehicle, a ball, a taper connected to the ball, the taper configured to connect to or engage a steering knuckle that connects to a wheel of the vehicle, and/or a housing comprising an adapter system configured to connect to the control arm. The ball at least partially in the housing with grease at least partially between the ball and the housing. The housing, the ball, and the taper are configured for the housing and the ball to articulate relative to each other to provide a predetermined angularity of movement in all 360 degrees of orientation with a predetermined minimum pullout force in all 360 degrees of orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ICON VEHICLE DYNAMICS LLC
    Inventor: Kristopher Joseph Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10724561
    Abstract: A technique for joining parts of incompatible metals involves cold spraying a 150-900 micron thick layer of a metal compatible with the second part onto the first part, and friction stir joining the parts by lap welding while keeping a tool of the FSJ tool at least 300 microns away from the first part (less layer) throughout the joining, to avoid damaging the cold spray to first part interface, and formation of intermetallics. Fatigue resistance was tested, with and without a sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Sofiene Amira, Patrick Gougeon, Jean-Gabriel Legoux, Francois Nadeau
  • Patent number: 10718383
    Abstract: A quick-release device for a tractor PTO shaft includes a first plate with a first body with a first outer surface and a second outer surface and a first thickness disposed therebetween; a plurality of openings extending through the first thickness of the first body; and at least one locking hole extending through the first thickness of the first body. The device also includes a second plate with a second body having a third outer surface and a fourth outer surface and a second thickness disposed therebetween; a plurality of connectors extending from the third outer surface of the second body, the plurality of connectors are configured to removably engage with the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: PTO Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Spector
  • Patent number: 10711828
    Abstract: A method for producing a transmission shaft (1) comprising a body (2) made from composite and a coupling piece (3) at one end of the body (2), said coupling piece (3) being hollow and having splines (4) on the inner surface thereof, the base (6) of the splines (4) delimiting the perimeter of a circle of diameter D2 and the head (5) of the splines (4) delimiting the perimeter of a circle of diameter D1, characterized in that said method comprises the successive steps of: —providing a mandrel (10) having an expandable part (12) and a non-expandable part (11); —producing the body (2) by winding pre-impregnated fibre filaments around the mandrel (10); —positioning the coupling piece (3) around the body (2) on the expandable part (12) of the mandrel; —expansion of the expandable part (12) of the mandrel (10) in order to fill the base (6) of the splines (4) with the impregnated fibres of the body (2); —curing the body (2) provided with the coupling piece (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BD Invent SA
    Inventor: Benoît Boveroux