Patents Examined by Minh Truong
  • Patent number: 10919731
    Abstract: An elevator system comprising a shaft having a pit, a car guided by a pair of first guide rails to be vertically movable in the shaft, a counterweight connected to the car by a suspension rope, the counterweight being guided by a pair of second guide rails to be vertically movable in the shaft, and a counterweight screen in a space between the counterweight and the car, the counterweight screen being attached to the second guide rails at the pit. The counterweight screen is a sandwich-structured composite panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventor: Tapani Talonen
  • Patent number: 10899581
    Abstract: An accessory fastening element is used to fasten an accessory to a car wall that includes a grid structure of vertical and horizontal support rods. The accessory fastening element includes a longitudinal frame extending over at least two adjacent horizontal support rods. The frame includes at least two recesses configured to receive a separate horizontal support rod to detachably couple the accessory fastening element to the horizontal support rods. A locking device is connected to the frame for locking and unlocking the accessory fastening element to the horizontal support rods. An attachment member is connected to the frame, where the attachment member may be configured to attach to the accessory via one or more fastening members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventor: Tero Salin
  • Patent number: 10895307
    Abstract: A slide rail for a continuously variable transmission is disclosed that comprises at least one slide surface arranged for guiding a wrap-around mechanism that connects a first cone pulley pair to a second cone pulley pair of the continuously variable transmission to transfer torque therebetween. The slide rail includes at least one acceleration sensor arranged so that an acceleration of the slide rail perpendicular to the at least one slide surface can be detected by the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Pierre Werny, Reinhard Stehr, Andreas Götz
  • Patent number: 10882719
    Abstract: A composite elevator belt includes at least one load carrier strand extending in a longitudinal direction, a core layer encasing the at least one load carrier strand, and a first plurality of teeth extending transversely across a top surface of the core layer. The first plurality of teeth includes a root portion associated with the core layer and a tip portion. The composite elevator belt further includes a first jacket layer extending in the longitudinal direction, at least the tip portion of the first plurality of teeth being associated with a bottom surface of the first jacket layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Frank Peter Dudde, Peter Paul Feldhusen
  • Patent number: 10875601
    Abstract: An apparatus for a bicycle includes an intermediate power connector configured for transmitting power between a bicycle component and a power source positioned remote from the bicycle component. The intermediate power connector has a coupling portion configured for removable attachment to a connecting portion of the bicycle component. The bicycle component can also include a battery having a battery coupling portion configured for removable attachment to the connecting portion of the bicycle component. The battery and the intermediate power connector can be selectively attachable to the bicycle component to provide power thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Wesling
  • Patent number: 10865857
    Abstract: An accessory drive system for an engine 1 includes: a drive shaft (a crankshaft 21); a driven shaft (an oil pump drive shaft 31); an endless transmission member (a drive chain 33); a first tensioner disposed on a slack side of the endless transmission member (a first hydraulic tensioner 41); and a second tensioner disposed on a tight side of the endless transmission member (a second hydraulic tensioner 43). The second tensioner has a damping function to damp pushing force applied to the second tensioner by the endless transmission member in a direction opposite to a biasing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Iwagami, Masahiro Koizumi, Shota Kabasawa, Ikuma Takahashi, Kenya Ishii
  • Patent number: 10865072
    Abstract: A method and system for managing an elevator system (10), includes providing at least one elevator car (14) to travel in a hoistway (11), and selectively introducing and removing the at least one elevator car (14) to and from the hoistway (11) via an intermediate transfer station (50) disposed at an intermediate floor location, wherein the intermediate transfer station (50) includes a service lift (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Richard J. Ericson
  • Patent number: 10845001
    Abstract: A lubrication loop includes a main flow path connected to a lubrication flow path, a control valve connected to the main flow path, a return flow path connected to the control valve and configured to return the fluid to the fluid pump, and a sub-flow path branching off from the main flow path. The control valve includes a discharge port at a distance from a supply port of a valve housing chamber and connected to the return flow path, an open port formed at one end of the valve housing chamber to discharge the fluid, an annular recessed portion formed on an outer circumferential surface of the spool has a width extending from the supply port to the discharge port, and a sub port annularly formed between the discharge port and the open port on an inner circumferential surface of the valve housing chamber and connected to the sub-flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Ono, Yuji Koga
  • Patent number: 10843899
    Abstract: An elevator system includes a car which can move in an elevator shaft and has a car roof which has a walkable region. A safety element is arranged in the region of a roof edge of the car roof for reducing the gap between the elevator shaft wall and the car in order to protect people from falling into the elevator shaft. The safety element has a toe board section for creating a toe protection and for laterally bordering the walkable region, wherein the toe board section is arranged such that it is inwardly offset in relation to an outer edge of the safety element and in relation to the roof edge by a safety distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Bjarne Lindberg, Martin Rogger, Oliver Wuethrich, Reto Hugentobler, Dario Augugliaro
  • Patent number: 10844759
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technological field of cooling compressors and, particularly, constructive details of lubricating oil pumps of cooling compressors. Problem to be solved: The current state of the art does not describe any solution of oil pump and construction of rotating shaft capable of achieving the correct lubricating of the moving components that include the compression functional unit of cooling compressor, which operating speed can vary between 700 and 4500 rpm. Solution of the problem: It is disclosed is a variable speed cooling compressor which tubular extension of the oil pump, the inner axial channel of the rotating shaft, the axial channel extension of the rotating shaft and the inner cam channel segment of the rotating axis are all fluidly connected to each other in order to conform a single integrated channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Embraco—Industria De Compressores E Solucoes Em Refrigeracao Ltda.
    Inventors: Diego Sacomori, Adilson Luiz Manke
  • Patent number: 10844948
    Abstract: A lubrication device of a mechanical system, the lubrication device having a main tank, at least one recovery tank, a lubrication circuit, a flow generator supplying the lubrication circuit with a lubrication liquid located in the main tank and a delivery system for each recovery tank. Each delivery system has an ejector arranged in a recovery tank and first and second conduits linking the ejector firstly to the lubrication circuit and secondly to the main tank in order to deliver the lubrication liquid located in the recovery tank to the main tank using the ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
    Inventor: Olivier De Meerschman
  • Patent number: 10836609
    Abstract: An elevator car (2) comprising a passenger compartment defining an interior space (4) surrounded by sidewalls (62, 63, 64) and at least one car door; and at least one lighting arrangement (11) configured to illuminate the interior space (4). Said lighting arrangement (11) is associated with a ventilation system (18) configured to ventilate the interior space (4) even in a situation where the car door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Juan Jose Fernandez, Cristina Hernandez-Martin
  • Patent number: 10829352
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include backscreens, backscreen accessories for implements of power machines, and implements including the same. In the backscreens or backscreen accessories, a first backscreen portion is attached to a frame of the implement, for example by welding. The first backscreen portion includes at least one first portion interface feature. A second backscreen portion has at least one second portion interface feature. The at least one first portion interface feature and the at least one second portion interface feature are configured to engage one another to removably couple the second backscreen portion to the first backscreen portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert R. Lacher
  • Patent number: 10822051
    Abstract: A derailleur comprising a chain guide, a fixed body adapted for being fixedly associated with a part of frame of the bicycle, and an actuation arm hinged to the fixed body. A cable-clamping washer constrained to the actuation arm locks a control cable on the actuation arm. A first fastening station and a second fastening station are defined on said actuation arm and configured to fasten the control cable in different positions on the actuation arm. An anti-rotation appendage projecting from the chain-clamping washer is adapted for being inserted in a holding seat of the actuation arm and holding the control cable in at least one of the first and the second fastening stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Marco Minto
  • Patent number: 10807833
    Abstract: A method for erecting an elevator system in an elevator shaft of a building includes performing at least one lift process to adapt a usable lift height of the elevator system to an increasing height of the building. During the lift process, a drive platform, which supports an elevator drive machine and, via a flexible support, an elevator car and a counterweight, is lifted along at least one elevator car guide rail. Prior to the lift process, the at least one elevator car guide rail is elongated in the upwards direction above the drive platform and fixed to a shaft wall of the elevator shaft by at least one auxiliary support in the region of the elongation. After the lift process, the at least one auxiliary support, which then lies below the drive platform, is replaced by a final guide rail mounting which is designed differently than the auxiliary support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Andre Weibel, Lukas Christen
  • Patent number: 10794456
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission is configured such that a transmission ratio continuously changes by continuously changing widths of belt winding grooves of a primary pulley and a secondary pulley, and includes: the primary pulley including a first fixed sheave and a first moving sheave provided in a primary shaft; the secondary pulley including a second fixed sheave and a second moving sheave provided in a secondary shaft; a metal transmission belt wound around the primary pulley and the secondary pulley; and a moving apparatus configured to integrally move the secondary shaft and a secondary bearing supporting the secondary shaft such that a relative positional relationship between the first fixed sheave and the second fixed sheave changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumiya Kaji, Hideaki Takahara, Keisuke Ninomiya, Kazunori Harima, Yu Inase
  • Patent number: 10781077
    Abstract: An apparatus for displacing an elevator car from its pathway includes a rotational vehicle configured to rotate around an axis of rotation and at least one guide rail section mounted with the rotational vehicle along, which at least one guide rail section the at least one elevator car is arranged to travel. The at least one guide rail section is mounted substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the rotational vehicle. The rotational vehicle is configured to rotate 90 degrees. An elevator system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ari Koivisto
  • Patent number: 10773936
    Abstract: A bracket can be mounted to a mobile lift column. The bracket may include one or more hangers on which the cables extending between the individual mobile lift columns may be suspended. In this way, the cables are elevated from the floor and work surface and no longer present a tripping hazard for personnel in the work area nor an obstacle over which equipment must roll during the servicing of the vehicle. Advantageously, the brackets may be individually mounted to each lift column as original equipment when the column is purchased or as a retrofit improvement to existing lift columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARI Phoenix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gareth Y. Hudson
  • Patent number: 10774906
    Abstract: A tensioner comprising a base, a first tensioner subassembly pivotally mounted to the base, a second tensioner subassembly pivotally mounted to the base, a tensile member joining the first tensioner subassembly and the second tensioner subassembly, the first tensioner subassembly urged in a direction opposite the second tensioner subassembly, and a one-way clutch frictionally engaged with the first tensioner subassembly whereby a relative movement of the first tensioner subassembly away from the second tensioner subassembly is restricted for a first predetermined operating condition and a relative movement of the first tensioner subassembly toward the second tensioner subassembly is not restricted for a second predetermined operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Serkh, Anthony R. Mora
  • Patent number: 10767745
    Abstract: A pulley for a CVT has a fixed sheave, a movable sheave, a spider, a biasing member biasing the movable sheave axially away from the fixed sheave, at least one centrifugal actuator and at least one roller assembly. The at least one centrifugal actuator has an arm pivotally connected to one of the movable sheave and the spider. The arm has a thrust portion pushing against a track portion of a roller of the at least one roller assembly upon rotation of the CVT, the roller being rotationally connected to another one of the movable sheave and the spider. The roller receives the thrust portion of the arm on the track portion thereof such that the thrust portion of the arm remains in contact with the track portion of the roller. The arm and the roller thereby transfer axial and rotational forces between the spider and the movable sheave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BRP-ROTAX GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gunther Zauner, Thomas Schneck