Patents Examined by Mariano Sy
  • Patent number: 10458494
    Abstract: A vehicle disc brake assembly includes a brake caliper. The brake caliper has a lug through which a bore extends, the bore having an axis. A guide rod fastener extends through the bore and is secured to a guide rod. An elastic bushing is in the bore between the lug and the guide rod fastener, wherein a circumference of the bushing contacts the lug. A radial clearance is between the lug and the guide rod fastener. The radial clearance is perpendicular to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Kelsey-Hayes Company, Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Kraig E. Gerber, Markus Mallmann
  • Patent number: 10376000
    Abstract: Disclosed is a panel that is produced by assembling a plurality of adjacent individual absorption blocks; each block in the panel is in the shape of a polyhedral pyramid frustum, of which the base is a regular six-sided polygon; each individual block including six lateral walls surrounded by a lower peripheral lip of which each section is provided with a complementary tenon or a mortise arranged so as to allow two adjacent individual blocks to be assembled, in particular by engagement, in the vertical direction, of a tenon and a mortise belonging respectively to one and the other of the two adjacent individual blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HOLDIPROTEC
    Inventor: Stephane Desnoyers
  • Patent number: 10316916
    Abstract: A disc brake, preferably pneumatically actuated, in particular for a motor vehicle, including a brake disc with a brake disc axis, a brake caliper, in particular a sliding caliper, with a brake application section and a caliper back which are connected via tension struts, and at least two brake pads with in each case one brake pad carrier. Of the brake pads, an application-side brake pad is assigned to the brake application section and a back-side brake pad is assigned to the caliper back. The brake pad carrier of the back-side brake pad and the caliper back of the brake caliper are in contact via at least one pair of contact surfaces. One contact surface of the at least one pair of contact surfaces is an end surface of a projection, and the other contact surface of the at least one pair of contact surfaces is a bottom surface of a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Tobias Fischl
  • Patent number: 10309478
    Abstract: An end cap for a piston-cylinder unit with a base which has a through-opening and carries a seal, wherein at least one discharge channel extends radially proceeding from the seal, and wherein the discharge channel is constructed at the end cap on the inner side with respect to an outer cover surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Younsik Choi, Yunhyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10309472
    Abstract: A disk brake is proposed for a vehicle, preferably a commercial vehicle, having a brake caliper, a brake application device, an adjusting device, a brake lever, and a mechanism which couples the brake lever to the drive element. The brake caliper engages over a brake disk and brake linings on both sides of the brake disk. The brake application device can be actuated by way of a force element, preferably a pneumatic force element. The adjusting device compensates for the brake lining and brake disk wear. The adjusting device is arranged on an adjusting axis which extends in the brake application direction, and is provided with a drive element which can be rotated about the adjusting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BPW BERGISCHE ACHSEN KG
    Inventors: Thomas Klaas, Michael Pehle, Andreas Dowe
  • Patent number: 10288140
    Abstract: A variable damping shock absorber has a sleeve and a piston rod, one end of the sleeve being an opening and the other end being closed, one end of the piston rod being inserted through the opening and slidable in an axial direction inside the sleeve. Two sets of friction plates are arranged in the axial direction between an inner wall of the sleeve and an outer wall of the piston rod. A friction plate is fixed in the axial direction with the inner wall of the sleeve, and a sliding friction force between each friction plate set and the outer wall of the piston rod gradually decreases from the closed end to the opening end of the sleeve. The structure can ensure that the damping force is variable under different load and rotational speed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Xu, Yanfen Lv, Liang Xu, Xiuwen Peng
  • Patent number: 10260593
    Abstract: Vibration damping device comprising two frames and an elastomer body that connects frames together and which delimits a first hydraulic chamber that communicates with a second hydraulic chamber that can be deformed by a constricted passage. An electromagnetic actuator, that controls the vibration damping behavior of the device, comprises a a permanent magnet holding machanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HUTCHINSON
    Inventors: Gabriel Lemaire, Alain Bellamy
  • Patent number: 10253831
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a brake disc, comprising the steps of: processing a rotor S1 to acquire the rotor made of the approximately annular plate material with a center hole, the opening edge of said center hole having a plurality of projections projecting inwardly; processing a bracket S2 to acquire a bracket made of a tubular member, in which openings corresponding to the projections are formed; and integrating the bracket S4 with the rotor by inserting the bracket through the center hole of the rotor acquired by the rotor processing step and fitting the projections of the rotor into the openings of the bracket, along with a disc brake acquired according to the manufacturing method of the brake disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Freni Brembo S.p.A., Fuji Corporation
    Inventors: Fabiano Carminati, Mitsuhiro Yokota
  • Patent number: 10245193
    Abstract: A brake system for a wheelchair comprises a lever assembly adapted to be movably connected to a wheelchair frame, the lever assembly having a handle portion for hand manipulation. A brake unit is adapted to be pivotally connected to relative to the wheelchair frame, the brake unit having a brake end adapted to contact the wheel. An actuator portion and a follower portion are in the brake system, the follower portion cooperating with the actuator portion for the brake unit to be selectively displaceable between at least two configurations, including a floating configuration in which the brake end contacts the wheel so as to automatically pivot into blocking contact with the wheel when the wheel rotates rearwardly, while allowing a forward rotation of the wheel, and a locking configuration in which the brake end is manually locked into blocking contact with the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MOTION COMPOSITES INC.
    Inventors: David Gingras, Pierre-Andre Couture, Michael Archambault
  • Patent number: 10233987
    Abstract: An electromechanical brake (EMB) may include a nut member coupled to the piston and transferring an axial moving force to the piston; a screw coupled to the nut member and rotated to move the nut member in an axial direction; balls inserted between the nut member and the screw and transferring a rotational force of the screw to the nut member; a compression coil spring having one side mounted on the nut member; and a ball retainer mounted at the other side of the compression coil spring, wherein the ball retainer is disposed to be adjacent to a ball at a rearmost end portion among the balls inserted between the nut member and the screw, and pressurizes the compression coil spring while coming in contact with the balls during braking pressurization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Joung Hee Lee, Jong Yun Jeong, Dong Yoon Hyun
  • Patent number: 10232936
    Abstract: The present invention includes a damper assembly, method and kit to provide dampening to an airframe comprising: a mass to dampen the vibration of the airframe; one or more wire rope isolators having a first and a second portion, wherein the mass is attached to the one or more wire rope isolators and the mass is isolated from the airframe by the one or more wire rope isolators; and a first fastener and a second fastener, wherein the first fasteners attaches to the first portion of the wire rope isolator to the mass, and the second fastener attaches the second portion of the wire rope isolator to the airframe to dampen vibration of the airframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Michael Seifert, Peter Quinn Romano, Thomas Parham
  • Patent number: 10215249
    Abstract: The vibration damping device 1 comprises an outer cylinder member 9 formed by winding a flat plate member into a cylindrical shape; an inner mounting member 11 connected to the outer cylinder member via elastic members 14; and a rod portion 30, wherein: the outer cylinder member has a meeting portion 60 where end surfaces of the flat plate member on both circumferential ends of the outer cylinder member face each other; a joint portion 61, where joining was performed, is formed on at least a part of the meeting portion; and the rod portion is connected to an outer circumferential surface of the outer cylinder member so as to not overlap the meeting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akinori Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10208827
    Abstract: An adjustable damping valve device with a damping valve has an elastic element, applies an axial relative force between two elements which are constructed so as to be axially movable relative to the valve housing, or the elastic element applies a relative force between an element of the damping valve, which element is constructed so as to be axially movable relative to the valve housing, and the valve housing, or the elastic element applies a relative force between an element of the damping valve, which element is constructed so as to be axially movable relative to the valve housing, and an element which is constructed so as not to be displaceable relative to the valve housing, so that one of the axially movable elements releases a flow passage for the flow of damping medium through the damping valve at least in a neutral state of the damping valve device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Timo Schaffelhofer, Achim Sauerbrey
  • Patent number: 10195919
    Abstract: Altering the damping rate of a vehicle suspension damper. A pressure of a damping fluid is exerted against a second valve mechanism connected to the vehicle suspension damper. The pressure of the damping fluid is increased beyond a threshold of the second valve mechanism that is adjustable by an adjustment member. The adjustment member is exposed through a high pressure side of the vehicle suspension damper. The second valve mechanism is then opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Laird, Robert C. Fox
  • Patent number: 10184540
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid pressure device having no dead band in generation of force and causing no contamination, the liquid pressure device including a bottom cap and a head cap welded to an outer tube, and a rod guide fastened to the head cap, and one end of a pipe is fit in the bottom cap and the other end of the pipe is fit in the rod guide, and the bottom cap and the rod guide sandwich a cylinder. Accordingly, the liquid pressure device of the present invention can add shaft force to the cylinder while supporting the pipe, an inside of which is isolated from a tank, by the bottom cap and the rod guide, and does not need to braze the pipe to the bottom cap. Therefore, the liquid pressure device of the present invention has no dead band in generation of force and causes no contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KYB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Ogawa, Takuya Kouge
  • Patent number: 10181781
    Abstract: Magnetic vibration damper includes three coaxial elements: a first coaxial element with first permanent magnets, a second coaxial element with first soft magnets and a third coaxial element with second permanent magnets. The first soft magnets are located between the first permanent magnets and the second permanent magnets in a radial direction. The spacing of the second permanent magnets is larger than the spacing of the first permanent magnets. The damper further includes an energy conversion component, such as conductive layers or coils to convert the mechanical movement of the magnets into heat or electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAG SOAR S.L.
    Inventors: José Luis Pérez Díaz, Ignacio Valiente Blanco, Cristian Crisache, Efrén Díez Jiménez
  • Patent number: 10166955
    Abstract: A manual release device for a parking lock mechanism includes an operating lever, a cable and an idle motion mechanism. The idle motion mechanism includes a body portion, a lever provided on the body portion, a helical compression spring, and a contact portion provided on the shaft. The cable is coupled to the lever. A distal end of the lever is arranged below a turning center of the lever. The parking lock mechanism is configured, when the parking lock mechanism is in a locked state, to be switched into an unlocked state as the body portion contacts the contact portion to cause the shaft to turn when the lever is turned against an urging force of the urging member as a result of operation of the operating lever to cause the body portion to turn from the normal position to the actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tateno, Kiyonori Takagi, Koichi Okuda, Atsushi Kawamoto, Ryuji Ibaraki, Yuji Yasuda, Haruhisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10166956
    Abstract: A method of detecting a leak in a hydraulic trailer brake circuit of a trailer includes providing a controller, a base valve, a first sensor, a second sensor, a control valve having a solenoid, a reduction valve, a hydraulic fluid supply, a first brake output, and a second brake output. The method also includes supplying a first pressure to an inlet of the base valve and outputting a second pressure from an outlet of the base valve to the first brake output. The first pressure is detected by the first sensor and the second pressure is detected by the second sensor, and the detected first and second pressures are communicated to the controller. The difference between the first and second pressures are compared to a threshold, and a leak is detected in the hydraulic trailer brake circuit if the difference satisfies the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Troy E. Schick, Ryan A. Pence, Brandon J. McMillen, Aaron M. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10167921
    Abstract: A hydraulic damper including a tube. A piston assembly is disposed slidably inside the tube and divides the tube into a rebound chamber and a compression chamber. A fluid compensation chamber is located outside of the tube. A base valve assembly controls the flow of the fluid between the compression and compensation chambers. A hydro-mechanical compression stop assembly includes a covering member that overlies the base valve assembly and defines a main flow channel and an auxiliary flow channel that each fluidly connect the compression chamber and the base valve assembly. A closing member selectively closes the main flow channel. A first telescoping sleeve is coupled with the piston assembly and a second telescoping sleeve has a base connected to the closing member. A first spring is compressed between the piston assembly and the base to bias the closing member in an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJINGWEST INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Piotr Andrzej Flacht, Radoslaw Pawel Grzesik, Jakub Wrzesinski
  • Patent number: 10150457
    Abstract: A valve module is provided for enabling a vehicle to control an autonomous event of the vehicle. The valve module comprises a relay valve, a first solenoid valve, and a second solenoid valve. A first control pressure can be delivered through the first solenoid valve and applied to a control port of the relay valve. In one embodiment, a second control pressure can be delivered through the second solenoid valve and combined with the first control pressure. The combined first and second control pressures are applied to the control port of the relay valve. In another embodiment, a second control pressure can be delivered through the second solenoid valve only when no first control pressure is delivered through the first solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: David W Howell, Paul C Niglas, Michael D Tober, Gerhard Wieder