Patents Examined by Lee A Holly
  • Patent number: 11371391
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for assembling a turbine engine, intended to centre a shaft of a second module relative to a longitudinal axis (X) of a trunnion for a first module, the shaft having to be inserted along said longitudinal axis (X) via one end of the trunnion, wherein it includes a holding ring configured to be fixed around trunnion by tightening in such a way as to have a central axis of holding ring coincide with the longitudinal axis of the trunnion, and a means of measurement, supported by holding ring and configured to measure the position of an outer surface of the shaft along a radial direction relative to the central axis of the ring on a transverse plane (P) offset from holding ring, in such a way as to be located in front of the end of the trunnion when the device is installed on the trunnion. The invention also concerns the assembly formed by the device and a calibration model, along with an assembly procedure that uses same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventor: Remy Le Gall
  • Patent number: 11359657
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fitting for attachment to a part. The fitting comprises a body and a nut assembly. The body comprises a nut portion. The nut portion comprises a nut receptacle having a converging portion and a central axis. The nut assembly comprises a seal and a nut. The seal is within the nut receptacle, non-translatably fixed relative to the nut receptacle, and spaced apart from the converging portion. The nut is within the nut receptacle, is translatable along the central axis of the nut receptacle, and comprises resilient fingers that are resiliently deformable away from the central axis. Translation of the nut along the central axis is constrained by the converging portion and the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Amit Bansal
  • Patent number: 11359945
    Abstract: An inspection device for subway tunnel based on three-dimensional laser scanning includes a three-dimensional laser scanner, an adaptive structure of a track trolley, a power control module for the track trolley, a photoelectric sensor and a body of the track trolley. The power control module is arranged on the body. A support rod is vertically arranged on the power control module, and the three-dimensional laser scanner is mounted at a top of the support rod. The adaptive structure is symmetrically arranged at two sides of the body of the track trolley, and the photoelectric sensor is arranged in the body of the track trolley. The inspection device is designed to be modular, which is convenient to carry and repair, and easy to mount. In addition, the inspection device has low labor cost due to less manual intervention, and the inspection efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Dawei Li, Yuxiang Wu, Cheng Yi, Xu Xu
  • Patent number: 11358206
    Abstract: A roll forming machine for continuously forming a sheet into a joint section of a tube may include a plurality of roller stations arranged longitudinally on a frame and configured to bend the sheet to form the tube, and a carriage slidably secured to the frame. A pleat die assembly may be mounted on the carriage and can be configured to repeatedly engage the tube to form a series of pleats thereby bending the tube to form the joint section. A crimp die assembly may be mounted on the carriage and can be configured to engage the tube to crimp an end of the joint section and sever the end of the joint section from the tube. The carriage may be configured to be selectively moved relative to the frame while the tube is engaged with at least one of the crimp die assembly and the pleat die assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KNIGHT MFG., LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Lee Poppler, Nathan Michael McCrimmon
  • Patent number: 11353052
    Abstract: A fastener and a method of mounting the same in place includes a fitting portion, an engaging portion and a filler portion. The fastener passes through a sliding hole of an object, and then the fitting portion presses against the object, allowing a material of the object to enter or flow into the filler portion, so as to fit the fastener and the object firmly together. The engaging portion is engaged with or removed from another object. Therefore, the fastener and the method can couple together and separate at least two objects repeatedly and rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DTECH PRECISION INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ting-Jui Wang
  • Patent number: 11352773
    Abstract: A method for making a sink with a supporting structure, comprising: drawing a sink including at least one basin and a rim extending outwardly from at least one side of the at least one basin; and coupling a support structure in the form of at least one channel to an underside of the at least one side of the rim using a tool; wherein the tool includes a channel support configured to receive one channel of the at least one channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Jason R. Miller, Brian Siehr, Theodore Nikolai, Joseph Bolden
  • Patent number: 11346254
    Abstract: There is disclosed an alignment tool for positioning an impact liner panel on a fan casing. The alignment tool comprises an attachment portion for attaching to the fan casing, a support surface for receiving a shim, and a magnet to magnetically retain a shim on the support surface. There is also disclose a tool kit for manufacturing a fan casing having an alignment tool and a shim. There is also disclosed a method of positioning an impact liner panel on a fan casing. It comprises attaching an alignment tool to the fan casing, magnetically retaining a shim on a support surface of the alignment tool; and positioning the impact liner panel against an abutment surface of the shim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Eggleton
  • Patent number: 11344969
    Abstract: The present invention provides an overlapping bonded structure in which breaking of a bonded section at holes formed during bonding can be prevented when an overlapping section formed by overlapping a plurality of meal plate members is bonded by means of a mechanical bonding means or a friction stir spot-welding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11344945
    Abstract: A device and the method serve to set a connecting element, in particular a press-in bolt, on a workpiece. By means of a setting unit, a hole punching operation for introducing a hole and, at the same time, a hole-forming operation are carried out, in which an edge of the hole is deep-drawn using an embossing sleeve and a collar is formed. In a second stage, the connecting element is pressed in, the punching and hole-forming operation and the pressing taking place within the same axial axis without the workpiece being laterally displaced relative to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Skolaude
  • Patent number: 11337324
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a housing includes the following steps: an object providing step, a shaping step, a cooling step, a tempering step and a stamping step. In the object providing step, a semi-finished object is provided. In the shaping step, the semi-finished object is heat shaped to form a plate. In the cooling step, the plate after heat shaping is cooled. In the tempering step, the plate after cooling is tempered at a low-temperature. In the stamping step, the plate after tempering at the low-temperature is stamped at a normal temperature to form a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Chiou, Yang-Po Chiu, Ying-Ta Tseng
  • Patent number: 11332209
    Abstract: A robot system has at least one robot that performs predetermined work on at least first and second work portions among a plurality of work portions, and a plurality of locators each having a locate pin movable in three axial directions orthogonal to one another, and that position the workpiece with the locate pins being inserted into the holes at a first position where the robot performs work on the first work portion, and a control device that controls operation of the plurality of locators, in which after the work of the robot on the first work portion is completed, the control device controls the plurality of locators while keeping a state that the locate pins are inserted into the holes, so as to change a position of the workpiece from the first position to a second position where the robot performs work on the second work portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazumi Fukuhara, Hitoshi Nariai
  • Patent number: 11325464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a liquid container for a motor vehicle, having the method steps: providing a wall, which is provided in order to delimit an interior chamber of the liquid container for receiving a liquid; providing a structure, which is provided in order to be arranged in order to reduce sloshing noises in the interior chamber of the liquid container, wherein the structure comprises a random arrangement of threads cross-linked with each other and wherein a plurality of the threads of the structure are integrally joined, at least in sections, to at least one or more additional threads of the structure, such that a substantially monolithic structure is formed; connecting the structure to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Volker Treudt, Christoph Schwenk
  • Patent number: 11318522
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing and/or operating a system that includes a pipe fitting to be secured to a pipe segment, in which the pipe fitting includes a grab ring having a grab notch and a fitting jacket to be conformally deformed around tubing of the pipe segment to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the pipe segment. Additionally, the system includes a swage machine, which includes a grab plate having a grab tab that matingly interlocks with the grab notch on the grab ring to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the swage machine, a die plate in which a die is loaded, and a swaging actuator secured to the die plate. The swage machine operates the swaging actuator to push the die plate over the fitting jacket of the pipe fitting to facilitate conformally deforming the fitting jacket around the tubing of the pipe segment via a forward stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Gregory, Richard Charles Lawrence, John Paul Leger, Mikel Lee Lewis
  • Patent number: 11319606
    Abstract: A method of strengthening a component made of a metallic material. The method includes subjecting the component to a mechanical grinding process incorporating a relative motion between a tool and the component forming a gradient structure on the surface of the component, resulting in increased tensile strength of the component. A method of strengthening a component made of a TWIP steel. The method includes subjecting the component made of TWIP steel to a mechanical grinding process incorporating a relative motion between a tool and the component forming a gradient structure containing a surface nanolaminate layer, a shear band layer, and an inner deformation twinned layer, resulting in increased tensile strength of the component. A component made of a TWIP steel containing a gradient structure with a surface nanolaminate layer, a shear band layer, and a deformation twinned layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jie Ding, Qiang Li, Zhongxia Shang, Xinghang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11306848
    Abstract: A method for assembling pipe-in-pipe pipeline elements for transporting fluids, with each pipeline element comprising an inner pipe including a bulge at one end, and an outer pipe including a recess at one end. The method comprises the successive steps: inserting a first locking wedge axially abutting the bulge of its inner pipe and a corresponding end of its outer pipe, butt-assembling the inner pipe of a new pipeline element on the inner pipe of the pipeline, positioning the outer pipe of the new pipeline element alongside the outer pipe of the pipeline, and butt-assembling the outer pipe of the new pipeline element on the outer pipe of the pipeline by inserting a second locking wedge axially abutting against the bulge of the inner pipe of the pipeline at its free end and the recess of the outer pipe at a corresponding end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAIPEM S.A.
    Inventors: Raymond Hallot, Vincent Cocault-Duverger
  • Patent number: 11305333
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are approaches of forming a component, such as a valve, for a medical device. One approach includes providing a cylinder within a tube, the tube and the cylinder joined together in an interference fit, and annealing the tube and the cylinder, wherein the tube and the cylinder are no longer joined together in the interference fit following the annealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ian McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11293179
    Abstract: A structural panel is manufactured from at least two generally parallel and spaced-apart thin-shell cementitious skins that are joined by a truss matrix. The elements creating the truss matrix, being the truss, the face mesh, and the insulating core, are selected to meet the structural loads to be placed thereon. The thickness of each cementitious skin is selected to meet the structural loads to be placed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Blue Planet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark David Heath
  • Patent number: 11293521
    Abstract: The quick link has a body defining an open link with two opposite ends. The body comprises a straight portion separating two curved portions. A locking ring is fitted rotating and sliding with respect to the body with a closed position closing the link and an open position where the quick link is open. A shutter is fitted removable with respect to the body. The shutter defines an attachment means fixing the shutter to the straight portion and a blocking system fixing the shutter to the locking ring. The attachment means and blocking system are formed by a ring or a hook. The attachment means and blocking system allow rotation of the shutter with respect to the body when the locking ring is in the open position and prevent rotation of the shutter when the locking ring is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Alain Maurice, Marc Jourdan
  • Patent number: 11293405
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a panel of a wind turbine nacelle, which method includes the steps of providing a mold for the panel; arranging at least one divider in the mold to spatially divide the mold into at least a first mold region and a second mold region; arranging composite material in the mold; curing the composite material; and separating the cured panel into at least a first panel portion and a second panel portion along a line defined by a divider. Also provided is a method of constructing a wind turbine nacelle, and a wind turbine including such a nacelle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Carlos Bienes Archel
  • Patent number: 11292113
    Abstract: A tool system to install an interference fit component within a bore of a component, includes a guide bushing that at least partially fits within a bore of a component. A drive screw is of a length to extend through the guide bushing and the bore. A threaded insert is receivable at least partially within the bore, the threaded insert receivable at least partially within the interference fit component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Oluwaseun B. Alabi