Patents Examined by Nahid Amiri
  • Patent number: 10513854
    Abstract: A raking rail panel system includes a raking rail panel that is supported by four pivotable bracket assemblies. Each pivotable bracket assembly includes a rail support bracket that is hinged to a post bracket. Each post bracket is configured to be coupled to a vertical support post. The post brackets each include a gap filling portion that extends from a mounting face of the vertical support posts. The gap filling portions are sized to either fill a long or a short gap between an end baluster and the vertical support post. The four pivotable bracket assemblies facilitate drop-in installation of the rail panel pivoted in a range of rake angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fortress Iron, LP
    Inventor: Evan Timmons
  • Patent number: 10480210
    Abstract: A screen panel intended to be mounted on or fixed to a surface, in particular to ensure a “screen” effect, includes a sheet, preferably rectangular, that is held by its edges in a rigid frame, preferably metallic, that includes joined-together profiled elements. The frame includes two uprights that are able to be placed on or fixed to a surface, having at least one groove on the inside, the uprights being joined to cross members by assembly parts in the form of an angle bracket that is inserted in each case into a groove in a corresponding upright by way of one bearing surface and into a groove in a corresponding cross member by its other, preferably orthogonal bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMAS NETS SA
    Inventor: François Mouchet
  • Patent number: 10480195
    Abstract: A connecting assembly for connecting two angled tubular structures, comprising: a male section comprising a curved tubular element extending between a first beveled end and a second beveled end, a connecting flange extending linearly and outwardly from the first beveled end and comprising a connection lip extending radially and outwardly therefrom, the second beveled end being rotatably connectable to a first angled tubular structure; and a connector rotatably connectable to the connecting flange of the male section and comprising a linear tubular element between a first connecting end and a second connecting end and a connection means secured to the first connecting end of the linear tubular element and connectable to a second angled tubular structure, the linear tubular element comprising a lip receiving recess located on an internal face thereof and adapted to receive the connecting lip when the male section is inserted into the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: 9220-6820 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventor: William Kell Warshaw
  • Patent number: 10465414
    Abstract: A fence support system includes a catch member having a protrusion and a retainer member having an aperture configured to receive the protrusion. A method of supporting an apertured fence material includes providing a catch member comprising a protrusion extending from a catch plate of the catch member, providing a retainer member comprising an aperture configured to receive the protrusion of the catch member, and capturing an apertured fence material between the catch member and the retainer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Calle
  • Patent number: 10465742
    Abstract: A cable conduit end for securing a cable to a cable abutment of a latch is provided. The cable conduit end having: a housing; an alignment feature incorporated into a surface of the housing; a flexible retention feature integrally formed with the conduit end, wherein the flexible retention feature is spring biased away from the housing to a first position; and a radial retention feature extending outwardly away from the housing, wherein the flexible retention feature is located proximate to a first end of the housing and the radial retention feature is located proximate to a second end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Oscar Omar Estrada, Fernando Chacon, Hector Sanchez, Donald M. Perkins, Carlos Tostado
  • Patent number: 10457376
    Abstract: A block and bolt connector comprises a block having an aperture with a lower opening and an upper opening which is smaller than the lower opening. The aperture extends through the block from the lower opening to the upper opening, and has a first portion and a second portion. A bolt has a head portion which passes through the lower opening but not the upper opening, and a shaft which may pass through the lower opening and the upper opening. The head portion of the bolt is received within aperture of the block and the shaft extends at least partially outside of the block beyond the upper opening. The first and second portions of the aperture are configured so as to permit selected movement of the bolt within the aperture relative to the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AIRMEDIC
    Inventor: Mary Josephine Koman-Keogh
  • Patent number: 10441120
    Abstract: Connecting members for the attachment of implements and handles are provided. The connecting member includes two inter-related flexure members that allow the selective locking and unlocking of the connecting member from an implement. The two flexure members are configured to work in combination so that each flexure member can contribute to a combined optimal biasing force. The combination of the two flexure members allows for the reduction of stress on each flexure member thereby resisting permanent deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Sgroi, Jr., David Quinlan
  • Patent number: 10433622
    Abstract: The assembly device is intended for the pivoting attachment of at least two components (M1, M2). It comprises a screw (4) intended to be screwed into a first component (M1) and bearing a guide pin (5) guiding the pivoting of a second component (M2). According to the invention, the pin (5) comprises at least one rotation-prevention zone (540) having a shape designed to collaborate with a zone of corresponding shape of the first component (M1), so as to prevent said pin from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROLEX SA
    Inventor: Daniel Moille
  • Patent number: 10427776
    Abstract: Presently disclosed sliding joint kits, sliding joints, and systems including the same may be configured to join a first panel and a second panel together such that at least a portion of the first panel and second panel are in sliding contact with one another, thereby allowing movement of one panel with respect to the other. In this manner, panels may be joined together while still allowing thermal expansion and resulting movement of one panel relative to the other. For example, presently disclosed sliding joints may be used to join panels of an aircraft heat shield together, which may result in reduced buckling and/or reduced joint stress of the panels of the heat shield. Related methods of assembling a sliding joint kit to join a first panel and a second panel are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Connelly, Linda M. Li, William Clifton Cromer
  • Patent number: 10422091
    Abstract: A portable retractable barrier apparatus may comprise a primary standard and a secondary standard for positioning on a ground surface. Each standard may include a base portion with the base portion of at least one of the standards having a slot, and a post portion mounted on the base portion. A barrier may have a first end mounted on the primary standard and a second end mounted on the secondary standard. A retraction structure may be configured to retract the barrier with respect to the primary standard and may include a spool with the barrier at least partially wrapped about the spool. The slot in the base portion of one standard being configured to receive the post portion of the other standard so that the base portion of said at least one standard is restable upon the base portion of said other standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Michelle L. Moir
  • Patent number: 10408272
    Abstract: By combining shaping and milling actions, or smilling, the cutting tool can move through the entire usable portion of the spline and machine a tool relief into the face of the adjacent feature such as a shoulder before retracting, reversing direction, and repeating the cycle. The smilling apparatus and manufacturing method eliminates the need for an annular spline relief and the full length of spline engagement can be utilized for strength. The effective width of the spline connection apparatus manufactured by the smilling process conserves space and increases the load carrying capability of the spline connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fairfield Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan E Phebus, William H. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10400811
    Abstract: A machine element includes individual ring components (10, 12) fastenable to third components, such as axles, shafts, or hubs. One ring component can be actuated toward another ring component in an advancing motion by an adjusting device (18) in an axial direction (Y). An angled force application to the one ring component (10) in a tilted direction (24) that deviates from the axial advancing direction (Y) occurs by the adjusting device (18) for the advancing motion. The ring component that is exposed to the angled force application follows the tilted direction by a contact surface (30) for the contact with the adjusting device (18). In a thread-free segment of the adjusting device (18), the adjusting device has a titled control surface (32). The adjusting device then follows the contact surface (30) with its tilted direction (24) when the adjusting device (18) is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Hund
  • Patent number: 10396611
    Abstract: A rotor of a rotary machine includes a ring-like fixing member press-fit and fixed to a shaft so as to limit a position of a rotor core in a shaft axial direction and an end plate fixed to an outer peripheral side of the fixing member so as to limit a position of a magnet, embedded in the rotor core, in the shaft axial direction. Influences of a difference in thermal expansion between the shaft and the end plate are lessened by the fixing member. A material is selected so that a value of a coefficient of linear expansion of the fixing member becomes equal to an intermediate value between a coefficient of linear expansion of the shaft made of iron and a coefficient of linear expansion of the end plate made of a non-magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Ikura
  • Patent number: 10390897
    Abstract: A surgical device adapter for coupling an end effector to a surgical device includes: a proximal joint housing that is couplable to the surgical device; a middle joint housing that is pivotally coupled to the distal end of the proximal joint housing; and a distal joint housing that is pivotally coupled to the distal end of the middle joint housing. The middle joint housing is pivotable about a first pivot axis defined between the proximal joint housing and the middle joint housing. The distal joint housing is couplable to the end effector and pivotable about a second pivot axis defined between the middle joint housing and the distal joint housing, the second pivot axis being transverse to the first pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Stanislaw Kostrzewski
  • Patent number: 10385529
    Abstract: A post is provided which includes apertures on alternate sides of the post which, in use, receive and retain at least one cable therein, the same number of apertures are on each side of the post wherein each aperture: has a side opening in the form of a mouth, wherein the mouth is at a distal region thereof configured to have a top surface with an angle greater than the angle at a proximate region of the mouth so as to reduce the travel path of, and/or; any frictional contact with; the cable, during ejection from aperture following a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Dallas Rex James, Jason Paul Rogers
  • Patent number: 10371195
    Abstract: The socket assembly has a housing with an inner bore which extends from a first end to a second end. A ball portion of a ball stud is received in the inner bore. A backing bearing is disposed in the inner bore and presents a curved bearing surface in surface-to-surface contact with the ball portion. A first spring biases the backing bearing against the ball portion. The socket assembly also includes an exit bearing with a cylindrical portion that is in contact with an equator of the ball portion and a semi-spherical portion that is in surface-to-surface contact with an opposite hemisphere from the first bearing surface. A second spring biases the exit bearing into a predetermined location established by the housing. The exit bearing is movable from the predetermined location in a direction towards the second end of the housing against a biasing force of the second spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC
    Inventors: Glen C. Parker, Kurt R. Bretz, Brennan Sugg, Eric M. Kopsie
  • Patent number: 10370857
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable railing having first and second elongate balusters each with a first and second ends, the balusters having a first connection elements at their first ends and second connection elements along their length. An elongate handrail is pivotally connected at its first end to the first connection element of the first baluster and pivotally connected at its second end to the first connection element of the second baluster. An elongate lower rail having a first end and a second end is pivotally connected at its first end to the second connection element of the first baluster and pivotally connected at its second end to the second connection element of the second baluster. A distance between the first end and the second connection element of the first baluster is greater than the distance between the first end and the second connection element of the second baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: John M. Munyon
  • Patent number: 10370816
    Abstract: A safety rail protection system disclosed herein is adaptable to be positioned adjacent to a portal. The system may include a hinged gate having an opening and first and second opposing members, with the hinged gate being operable to open from a closed position to an open position. A first side rail may be present, and may include a first side gate projection extending at least partially into the hinged gate opening, with the first side rail interfacing with at least one of the first and second opposing members when the hinged gate is in the closed position. A second side rail may be present, and may include a second side gate projection extending at least partially into the hinged gate opening when the hinged gate is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Rooftop Anchor Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard J. Whiting
  • Patent number: 10364016
    Abstract: A method of bonding two components at a joint interface using a UV-curable substance. The method comprises incorporating a UV radiation emitting device in the joint interface between the components together with said substance and supplying power to said UV radiation emitting device to generate UV radiation and cure the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen J. Mason
  • Patent number: 10343374
    Abstract: An assembly for coupling a rotatable mass to a body including a flexure layer, and a method for assembling and manufacturing the same. The flexure layer includes an inner region operable to be coupled to the rotatable mass via a bearing assembly, an outer region operable to be coupled to the body, and a flexure element including a first end coupled to the inner region and a second end coupled to the outer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Canyon Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Steg, Bryce Peters