Patents Examined by Xuan Lan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11549562
    Abstract: An electromagnetically actuable brake device includes: a coil shell, in particular of the solenoid, an armature disk, which is connected to the coil shell in a torque-proof yet displaceable manner, a sensor having a sensor housing, a spring part, and a screwed cable gland. The coil shell has a stepped through bore, the sensor housing of the sensor has a stepped configuration, the screwed cable gland is situated at an end of the bore, in particular is screwed into a threaded section of the bore, the spring part is situated in the bore between the screwed cable gland and the sensor housing, the spring part is braced on a step of the sensor housing on one side and on the screwed cable gland on the other, and the sensor housing is pressed against a step of the bore, in particular by the spring part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Timo Hufnagel, Gerolf Fichtner-Pflaum
  • Patent number: 11548539
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for a braking system. In one example, a braking arrangement comprising a dead lever comprising a protrusion offset toward a live lever and a slack adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jingjun Zhang, Bret D. Worden
  • Patent number: 11543001
    Abstract: A method for coating a liquid-sealed mount rubber includes: a paint application step of applying a water-based paint to an outer tube fitting appearing on an outer surface of a liquid-sealed mount rubber; and a paint drying step of heating the outer tube fitting by induction heating to dry the water-based paint applied to the outer tube fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Toyo Tire Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Kato
  • Patent number: 11530731
    Abstract: A metamaterial system for protecting a payload from external energy flux generated by an energy source includes a mechanical, metamaterial framework configured to circulate the external energy flux between the metamaterial system and the energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Lingling Wu, Hanqing Jiang, Yong Wang, Qianxuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11529935
    Abstract: A braking system including a brake actuator, a control valve, a control assembly, and at least one pressure sensor. The control valve is disposed to direct hydraulic fluid to the brake actuator at a rate corresponding to a magnitude of a control signal. The control assembly includes a mixed-mode control system. The at least one pressure sensor is configured to measure a pressure of the hydraulic fluid to the brake actuator. The control assembly is configured to determine a position of the brake actuator. The mixed-mode control system is configured to determine a position command and a pressure command. The mixed-mode control system is configured to adjust the magnitude of the control signal based on at least one of the position command and the pressure command so as to reposition the brake actuator from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Naison E. Mastrocola, Tyler Arsenault
  • Patent number: 11518421
    Abstract: A railcar airbrake system for attachment to or integration into machinery, such as a wheel loader preferably includes a rail car coupler, a glad hand air hose, a compressor, an air storage tank and a sliding base frame. The sliding base frame preferably includes a plurality of top and bottom supports, a base support plate, top and bottom cross members, a coupler slide device and two vertical support posts. The railcar coupler and the glad hand air hose are retained in the coupler slide device. The plurality of supports, the cross members, plate and posts are used to create a structure, which incorporates the slide base frame. The air storage tank and the compressor are secured to the base support plate. The compressor supplies compressed air to the air storage tank. The air storage tank supplies compressed air to the glad hand air hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: S.A.S. of Luxemburg, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Kirsten, Tyler G. Vincent, Colten D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 11505028
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicular holding device that, in an ON state, holds a vehicle component in a state where displacement of the vehicle component in an axial direction is restrained, and that, in an OFF state, holds the vehicle component in a state where displacement of the vehicle component in the axial direction is possible. The vehicular holding device includes at least one engagement part, a cam mechanism, and an axial direction restraining part. The at least one engagement part is at a position where the engagement part engages with an engaged part in the ON state, and is at a position where the engagement part is separated from the engaged part in the OFF state. The cam mechanism displaces the at least one engagement part from the OFF-state position to the ON-state position. The axial direction restraining part receives axial-direction force acting on the at least one engagement part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Hideki Toya, Toshio Kuwayama, Shinsuke Okura
  • Patent number: 11506253
    Abstract: A rebound bumper for a shock absorber includes a first portion formed from a first material having a first spring rate and a second portion coupled to the first portion and formed from a second material having a second spring rate greater than the first spring rate. The first portion and the second portion are configured to fit on a piston rod between a piston and a rod guide assembly of the shock absorber. Also, the rebound bumper exhibits a displacement under load relationship with the first spring rate, the second spring rate, and a third spring rate greater than the first spring rate and less than the second spring rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DRiV Automotive Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Breese
  • Patent number: 11493108
    Abstract: Provided is a damper capable of damping a moving member which reciprocates along an axis, using a damping force having a hysteresis property. A damper includes a cylindrical housing into which a push rod is to be inserted in the direction of an axis thereof, and a damping mechanism placed in the housing and capable of damping the push rod by a damping force having a hysteresis property, wherein the damper is to be attached using a master cylinder mount space of a clutch pedal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Ryohei Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11479217
    Abstract: The wheel chock is part of a wheel chock restraint system that also includes a base plate to prevent a parked vehicle from moving away in an unauthorized or accidental manner in a departure direction. The wheel chock includes a main body having a bottom base portion and a tire-engaging bulge. It also includes a tire deformation cavity, made within the main body on the tire-facing side. Teeth are provided underneath the bottom base portion of the wheel chock to engage at least one among corresponding teeth provided on the base plate in a latched engagement. The wheel chock has an improved resistance to rollover and tipping when the wheel is pressed forcefully against the wheel chock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: 9172-9863 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Palmer, Daniel Grothe, Etienne Ayotte, Gaetan Jette
  • Patent number: 11473645
    Abstract: A shock-absorber has an outer cylindrical tube, an inner cylindrical tube, a rod, a main piston and a hydraulic stop member received in a compression chamber and operating during an end section of the compression stroke of the shock-absorber to cause an increase in the hydraulic damping force. The hydraulic stop member has a cup-shaped body mounted in the compression chamber and a first auxiliary piston which is mounted on a cylindrical body rigidly connected to the main piston and is configured to sealingly slide in the cup-shaped body during an end section of the compression stroke, encompassing a working chamber with the cup-shaped body. A sliding member is slidably received inside the cylindrical body for opening or closing at least one first passage of the cylindrical body through which oil flows from the working chamber of the cup-shaped body to the compression chamber of the shock-absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Piero Antonio Conti, Fabio Cotto, Marco Di Vittorio, Giordano Greco, Benjamin Talon
  • Patent number: 11466744
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an electromagnetic multistage adjustable variable inertance and variable damping device. Iron cores are magnetized by winding electromagnetic coil windings outside the iron cores and applying an electric current action to the electromagnetic coil windings, and air gap magnetic fields are generated by the magnetized iron cores and permanent magnets in air gaps to cause the variation of shear damping forces between a driving shear plate and magnet yokes and between driven shear plates and magnet yokes, which avoids that the mechanical properties of an inerter cannot be fully utilized due to the friction caused by mutual contact among parts, thereby realizing multistage real-time adjustability of an instance coefficient and a damping coefficient of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: East China Jiaotong University
    Inventors: Yonghu Huang, Hongli Zhang, Mengyuan Lv, Wenjun Luo, Yongsheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11465600
    Abstract: A pedal simulator connected to a master cylinder to provide brake pedal response to a driver. The pedal simulator includes first and second reaction force members with an adjustable gap to change brake pedal feeling. A component of the pedal simulator includes a deformable portion that is used to adjust the gap to achieve a desired brake pedal response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ZF Active Safety US Inc.
    Inventor: Mikel Esandi Murguialday
  • Patent number: 11459812
    Abstract: A damper includes a cylinder, a rod including a first engaging portion at a tip end thereof, and a piston formed of an elastic resin material. The piston includes a convex portion provided so as to protrude at a base end portion located on a rod base end side and always in pressure contact with an inner circumference of the cylinder. During damper braking, the first engaging portion of the rod abuts against the other end portion of the piston, and an axial compression force acts on the piston between the first engaging portion and the convex portion in pressure contact with the inner circumference of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: PIOLAX, INC.
    Inventor: Kouichi Kato
  • Patent number: 11459005
    Abstract: A system includes a carriage configured to move along a rail. The system also includes a clamping brake configured to selectively allow and prevent movement of the carriage along the rail. The clamping brake includes multiple brake pads configured to be moved inward to lock onto the rail and to be moved outward to release the rail. The clamping brake also includes multiple springs configured to apply spring forces that cause the brake pads to move inward and lock onto the rail. The clamping brake further includes a camshaft coupled to or including multiple eccentrics. The eccentrics are configured to overcome the spring forces and cause the brake pads to move outward and release the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Eric P. Huelsmann
  • Patent number: 11447177
    Abstract: A damper unit for use in a vibration-reducing assembly for a steering wheel is disclosed. An elastomeric damper element is molded on an inner sleeve and includes a plurality of elastomeric ribs forming a radially outer engagement surface, and a plurality of elastomeric support studs, which are mutually spaced in a circumferential direction are flexible in all directions transverse to said axis. Methods for making a damper unit and a damper assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Erik Myklebust
  • Patent number: 11441629
    Abstract: Various residual braking torque indication devices, systems, and methods are described. The devices, systems, and methods can include a sensorized brake pad. An output signal of the sensorized brake pad can be processed to provide an indication of a residual braking torque. The residual braking torque indicator can be calibrated to reference data to provide an actual measurement of the residual braking torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ITT Italia S.R.L.
    Inventors: Mattia Solari, Marco Terranova
  • Patent number: 11441630
    Abstract: A stop buffer for absorbing kinetic energy in a collision between two objects, includes a first spring body made of an elastic material. The first spring body is connected to a carrier body, and includes at least one electrical sensor, which has a triggering element that can be mechanically actuated. The sensor outputs a signal when the triggering element is actuated. The sensor is arranged relative to the carrier body in such a way that the triggering element is actuated by a detachment of the first spring body from the carrier body, or an actuation mechanism is provided, by which the triggering element of the sensor is actuated by a force acting on the carrier body in a collision when the force exceeds a predefined magnitude that indicates a failure of the first spring body because of wear or, if the first spring body is intact, indicates excessive collision energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Conductix-Wampfler GmbH
    Inventors: Niklas Endler, Bernd Maier, Nicholas Winter
  • Patent number: 11441721
    Abstract: A damper that is made up of a number of dampening members that have a flexible core that is covered with an arctic grade rubber cover. Each dampening member is then attached to links that make up the damper chain. The steel core is made of steel wire that is fitted with a bolt at each end. The cover is placed over the steel core and is then sealed with end covers that are glued in place. Each end cover has a hole to receive a fastener that first passes through a link and then into the bolt at the end of the steel core. In this way, a strong, yet flexible damper chain is formed that is able to stand up to the harshest weather conditions for a long life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jared Lloyd Overson, Nathan Ridley
  • Patent number: 11413920
    Abstract: A spring element, in particular a jounce bumper, for a vehicle shock absorber contains a longitudinal axis, a base body having a length along the longitudinal axis, and an end portion configured for contact against a damper cap of the vehicle shock absorber. The base body is elastically deformable between an uncompressed basic state and a compressed state in which the base body is at least partially compressed in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The end portion contains a contact surface that is wound along a helix around the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BASF Polyurethanes GmbH
    Inventors: Anthony Touzard, Tim Bauer