Patents Examined by Nathaniel Wiehe
  • Patent number: 10900380
    Abstract: In a turbocharger for receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and for delivering compressed air to the internal combustion engine, a backplate may include a lubricant stall protrusion, such as a rib, may be placed in recirculation or collection recesses of the backplate to stall recirculating lubricant flow and direct the lubricant into a bearing housing lubricant core and drain to reduce an amount of lubricant proximate piston rings and leaking into a compressor housing of the turbocharger. When an lubricant deflector is used, the lubricant stall protrusion stalls recirculating lubricant that is outboard of the lubricant deflector, and may have an outer protrusion edge closely matching the outboard contour of the lubricant deflector to minimize a flow gap there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Race, Erwin Perry Ellwood, III
  • Patent number: 10273946
    Abstract: A rotary fluid pump-motor includes first and second rotor assemblies and a bent cylinder sleeve. The first rotor assembly includes a first rotor, a piston cylinder, and a flange ring with an inclined guide surface. The second rotor assembly includes a second rotor and a piston. The first and second rotors are rotatably movable about inclined first and second rotor axes, respectively. The bent cylinder sleeve receives the piston cylinder and the piston therein through respective sleeve openings to define a piston chamber therebetween. The bent cylinder sleeve is in at least intermittent contacting relationship with the flange ring's inclined guide surface and rotatably movable about the first rotor axis with respect to the inclined guide surface such that the bent cylinder sleeve moves along the first rotor axis relative to the piston cylinder based upon its circumferential position along the inclined guide surface to correspondingly vary the piston chamber's volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bronson & Bratton, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark R. Bronson
  • Patent number: 10220943
    Abstract: A blade of a rotor for a rotary wing aircraft. The blade presents a combination of relationships for variation in the sweep, the chord, and the twist of the airfoil profiles of the sections of the blade in order, firstly to improve the aerodynamic performance of the blade both in forward flight and in stationary flight, and secondly to reduce the noise given off during approach flight. The blade is double-tapered and presents three sweeps. The twist relationship is substantially constant over a first portion of the blade, and then decreases over the remainder of the blade in linear or in non-linear manner. Suitable variation in the gradient of the twist of the blade makes it possible to improve the aerodynamic performance of the blade in forward flight and in hovering flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Debbie Leusink, David Alfano, Vincent Gareton
  • Patent number: 10155258
    Abstract: A portable workstation includes a frame, a plurality of wheels coupled to the frame, a handle coupled to the frame, a pneumatic inlet port coupled to the frame and a pump coupled to the frame and pneumatically coupled to the pneumatic inlet port. The pump pumps hydraulic fluid. A plurality of hydraulic outlet ports is coupled to the frame and is hydraulically coupled to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Michael J. Marx
  • Patent number: 10138909
    Abstract: A multi-cylinder assembly includes a cylinder assembly defining a bore and a piston-rod assembly slidably disposed in the bore of the cylinder assembly. The piston-rod assembly includes a piston rod, a piston-rod sleeve and a retainer. The piston rod includes a piston head, a first rod extending outwardly from the piston head and a rod extension extending outwardly from the first rod. The piston-rod sleeve is disposed about the rod extension of the piston rod. The piston-rod sleeve includes a head portion and a rod portion. The retainer is engaged to the rod extension. The retainer prohibits axial movement of the piston-rod sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Petrus Wilhelmus Maria Megens, Petrus Josephus Franciscus Claessens, Chang-Chun Tsai
  • Patent number: 10138911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for treating blood, which includes a single cassette capable of carrying out the various CRRT treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DEBIOTECH S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Thiebaud, Olivier Magnenat, Reto Cueni, Frédéric Neftel
  • Patent number: 10119556
    Abstract: A hydraulic system is disclosed for use with a machine. The hydraulic system may have a closed-loop, meterless hydraulic circuit with a first pump fluidly connected to a first actuator. The hydraulic system may also have a closed-loop, metered hydraulic circuit with a second pump fluidly connected to a second actuator. The hydraulic system may further have a combiner valve configured to selectively direct fluid from the closed-loop metered hydraulic circuit to the closed-loop meterless hydraulic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Todd Peterson, Jeffrey Lee Kuehn, Bryan E. Nelson, Paul Anthony Dvorak
  • Patent number: 10119761
    Abstract: Paint card drying assemblies are provided that can include a substrate configured to support cards and a drying assembly coupled to the substrate. Methods for drying paint cards are provided that can include providing a drying assembly coupled to a substrate, aligning cards below the drying assembly, and providing gas through the drying assembly and along the face of the cards to dry paint applied to the cards. Assemblies can also include a substrate configured to support cards, horizontally opposing handles aligned along lateral edges of the substrate, and a drying assembly coupled to the substrate and aligned between the handles upon one face of the substrate, the drying assembly comprising conduit in fluid communication with a plurality of flat-nosed nozzles evenly distributed along the conduit, each of the plurality configured to direct a gas stream along the face of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Randy Scheurer, Shawn Watson
  • Patent number: 10113556
    Abstract: A centrifugal compressor assembly for use in a turbine engine is provided. The assembly includes an impeller that includes a plurality of rotor blades. The assembly also includes a stationary assembly circumscribing the impeller such that a clearance is defined therebetween. The stationary assembly includes at least one articulating seal member positioned adjacent the plurality of rotor blades, and a biasing mechanism configured to cause the at least one articulating seal member to selectively translate relative to the plurality of rotor blades based on an operating condition of the turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Ory Moniz, Joseph George Rose
  • Patent number: 10072396
    Abstract: A working machine control system includes: a split-flow fluid pressure pump configured to discharge a working fluid from a first discharge port and a second discharge port; a communication switching valve configured to be switched by a switch signal when any one of a first operation valve and a second operation valve is switched so as to allow a first neutral passage and a second neutral passage to communicate with each other; a neutral cut valve configured to be switched by the switch signal so as to block communication between a tank and one of the first neutral passage and the second neutral passage for the first operation valve or the second operation valve that is not switched; and a discharge flow rate adjusting device configured to adjust the fluid pressure pump so as to reduce a discharge flow rate thereof when the switch signal is inputted from any one of the first operation valve and the second operation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Yoshida, Ikuo Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10018207
    Abstract: An arrangement for charging an accumulator with hydraulic fluid is provided. The accumulator is used in a hydraulic boom suspension system for a lift arm of a vehicle and the arrangement includes a first hydraulic pump arranged to supply hydraulic fluid to a hydraulic cylinder system of the lift arm, and a second hydraulic pump arranged to supply hydraulic fluid to a second hydraulic system. The second hydraulic pump is further arranged to supply hydraulic fluid for charging the accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventors: Bo Vigholm, Andreas Ekvall, Kim Heybroek
  • Patent number: 10005435
    Abstract: The vehicle brake device has the invalid depression region in a brake pedal operation by a driver. The vehicle brake device includes an input rod configured to move forward and rearward in conjunction with a depression operation of a brake pedal and a pedal bias unit configured to bias the input rod in a direction to which the brake pedal returns when the depression operation position of the brake pedal lies within the invalid depression region. The pedal bias unit includes an elastic body including one end portion attached to the input rod and the other end portion attached to the vehicle body side member to provide a spring force to the input rod in the direction to which the brake pedal returns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Gotoh, Toshihiro Ono
  • Patent number: 9986877
    Abstract: A hand dryer for drying a user's hands by means of an airflow discharged through an air outlet on the hand dryer. The airflow is generated by a motor-driven fan unit. The fan unit is supported by resilient support member in contact with the fan unit, the support member having a vertex, which vertex makes said contact with the fan unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Stuart James Steele, Tim Turrini-Rochford
  • Patent number: 9976578
    Abstract: A system 5 for securely blocking relative translational movement between a cylindrical shaft and an element 112, includes a blocking element 50 in which an immobilization element 55 is arranged, the immobilization element being associated with a viscoelastic fluid 8 disposed between the blocking element 50 and the immobilization element 55 in such a way that translational movement is blocked when the viscoelastic fluid 8 is pressurized in the blocking cylinder and translational movement is possible when the viscoelastic fluid 8 is no longer pressurized. An actuating cylinder equipped with such a secure blocking system is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DOUCE HYDRO
    Inventors: Olivier Cazier, Jean-Marc Vandenbulke
  • Patent number: 9976577
    Abstract: In the integrated hydraulic rotary actuator according to the present invention, a valve, a sensor, a controller, and a driving unit for controlling the rotary actuator are integrated, so wires connecting them are not exposed to the outside. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent damage due to interference in operation and maintenance is easy. Further, since it is integrated, including a controller, when the actuator according to the present invention is used, connecting with other parts is easy and interference can be reduced. Therefore, it is easy to design and manufacture a resultant product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KNR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Sung Moo Ryu, Ki Tak Ahn, Gyu Young Lee
  • Patent number: 9915248
    Abstract: The invention concerns a hydraulic piston machine, in particular a water hydraulic machine, with at least one cylinder, in which a piston (4) is arranged to reciprocate, the piston (4) comprising a hollow that is surrounded by an annular wall and has one open end. It is endeavored to keep cavitations small. For this purpose, a filling member (13) is arranged in the hollow (12), the filling member (13) having at least a radial projection (22) and the annular wall (16) having at least a radial depression (17) in the inside facing the hollow (12), or the annular wall (16) having a radial projection and the filing member (13) having a radial depression, the depression having a restraint (19), at least at the end adjacent to the open end (18) of the hollow (12), and the projection (22) and the depression (17) engaging each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: DANFOSS A/S
    Inventor: Ove Thorboel Hansen
  • Patent number: 9909423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drum rotor wheel for a fan having bulges to accommodate balancing weights. A drum rotor wheel according to the invention has several blades that are curved forward. The blades have a leading edge and a trailing edge. A top disc and a bottom disc are provided on the drum rotor wheel. At least one blade of the drum rotor wheel has a bulge on its leading edge. This bulge minimizes the area of flow separation, as a result of which the magnitude of the flow separation is likewise minimized. In other words, due to the bulge, the efficiency of the drum rotor wheel is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Markus Hoff, Katrin Bohl, Reinhard Strohmeier
  • Patent number: 9908517
    Abstract: A primary piston of a tandem master cylinder includes: a body provided with a skirt, having in the rear thereof a cavity for the plunger and the push rod connected to the brake pedal and in the front a cavity defining the primary chamber. The piston is made of a plastic material and at least one magnet is built into the body of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Marc Rodriguez, Daniel Grech, Laurent Lhuillier
  • Patent number: 9909503
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a core engine, a fan coupled to be driven by the core engine, a first case structure around the core engine and a second case structure around the fan. The first case structure and the second case structure define a bypass passage there between. A vane structure includes an airfoil extending radially between the first case structure and the second case structure. A seal is configured to control leakage between the bypass passage and a core engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Keith T. Salamon, Matthew A. Turner, Christopher M. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9896956
    Abstract: A support assembly for a gas turbine engine includes at least one inner support that extends about a circumferential axis and defines a cavity for receiving a control ring. At least one cover plate is attached to at least one inner support to enclose the cavity. At least one of the inner support and the cover plate includes a rail and the other of the inner support and the cover plate includes a groove for engaging the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Decari S. Jenkins, Steven J. Bauer