Patents by Inventor Dewey M. Sims, Jr.

Dewey M. Sims, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10092675
    Abstract: A prosthesis for a synovial joint arthroplasty within a human body is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Dewey M Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8355895
    Abstract: Methods and systems of validating the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (“GD&T”) in a drawing. In one embodiment, a method of validating the application of GD&T in a drawing includes creating a drawing having at least one drawing element. Next, a geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is applied to the at least one drawing element of the drawing. The legality of the applied geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is then verified with a software validation tool. Each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is indicated with the software validation tool. Finally, a report is generated with the software validation tool, which contains each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120216586
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ball and cone fluid fitting includes providing a first conduit with a generally spherical-shaped exterior surface, and providing a second conduit with a generally conical-shaped interior surface. The generally conical-shaped surface is coined with a master ball to create a seating surface for the generally spherical-shaped exterior surface of the first conduit. At least a portion of the generally spherical-shaped exterior surface is coated with a softer metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120166150
    Abstract: Methods and systems of validating the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (“GD&T”) in a drawing. In one embodiment, a method of validating the application of GD&T in a drawing includes creating a drawing having at least one drawing element. Next, a geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is applied to the at least one drawing element of the drawing. The legality of the applied geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is then verified with a software validation tool. Each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is indicated with the software validation tool. Finally, a report is generated with the software validation tool, which contains each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, JR.
  • Patent number: 8196967
    Abstract: A fitting for making a metal-to-metal fluid seal between a first conduit and a second conduit and corresponding first and second fluid passages. The first conduit has a generally spherical-shaped exterior surface, and the second conduit has a generally conical-shaped interior surface for receiving the generally spherical-shaped exterior surface of the first conduit. A nut is engaged with a threaded exterior surface of the second conduit, tightening of the nut on the threaded exterior surface urging the first and second conduits axially together to apply increasing pressure. A ring can be positioned between the nut and the first conduit, the ring providing a lower net coefficient of friction during tightening of the nut compared to direct contact between the nut and first conduit. The ring can be radially spaced from a radially facing interior surface of the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John R. Seifert, Dewey M. Sims, Jr., Ragu S. Raghupathi
  • Patent number: 8087004
    Abstract: Methods and systems of validating the application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (“GD&T”) in a drawing. In one embodiment, a method of validating the application of GD&T in a drawing includes creating a drawing having at least one drawing element. Next, a geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is applied to the at least one drawing element of the drawing. The legality of the applied geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is then verified with a software validation tool. Each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule is indicated with the software validation tool. Finally, a report is generated with the software validation tool, which contains each illegal application of the geometric dimensioning and tolerancing rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7891736
    Abstract: An infant seat rocker includes a base member, a motor, the motor being positioned on the base member and a tray member, the tray member being positioned on the base member. Means for attaching the motor to the tray member are also included as well as at least one spring secured to the base member, the spring having a first end proximate a front wall of the tray member and a second end proximate a rear wall of the tray member; and a shaft, the shaft positioned to secure the tray member to the base member. An infant seat is positioned in the tray and the motor is engaged to produce and maintain a rocking motion in the infant seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7862118
    Abstract: An infant seat rocker includes a base member having a pair of rails that protrude generally vertically from the base member and extend a length of the base member, a front wall that protrudes at an angle from the front of the base member, at least one rear wall that protrudes at an angle from the rear of the base member, a motor that is positioned on the base member and a spring that attaches the motor to the infant seat. The infant seat is positioned on the base member and the rails, the front wall and at least one rear wall are capable of locating the infant seat on the base member while the motor is energized to produce and maintain a rocking motion in the infant seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100194096
    Abstract: A fitting for making a metal-to-metal fluid seal between a first conduit and a second conduit and corresponding first and second fluid passages. The first conduit has a generally spherical-shaped exterior surface, and the second conduit has a generally conical-shaped interior surface for receiving the generally spherical-shaped exterior surface of the first conduit. A nut is engaged with a threaded exterior surface of the second conduit, tightening of the nut on the threaded exterior surface urging the first and second conduits axially together to apply increasing pressure. A ring can be positioned between the nut and the first conduit, the ring providing a lower net coefficient of friction during tightening of the nut compared to direct contact between the nut and first conduit. The ring can be radially spaced from a radially facing interior surface of the nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: John R. Seifert, Dewey M. Sims, JR., Ragu S. Raghupathi
  • Patent number: 7694664
    Abstract: A damper for dampening pressure pulsations in a quantity of fuel within a fuel rail of an internal combustion engine. The damper includes a non-metallic membrane having a thickness no more than about 0.009 inch. The membrane includes an exterior surface and a portion defining an internal dampening chamber containing a compressible gas. The damper further includes a protective coating having a thickness not more than about 0.001 inch that forms a continuous barrier separating the compressible gas within the dampening chamber from the quantity of fuel in the fuel rail. The protective coating includes at least one metal, metal oxide, or metalloid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090309400
    Abstract: An infant seat rocker includes a base member, a motor, the motor being positioned on the base member and a tray member, the tray member being positioned on the base member. Means for attaching the motor to the tray member are also included. An infant seat is positioned in the tray and the motor is engaged to produce and maintain a rocking motion in the infant seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090309401
    Abstract: An infant seat rocker includes a base member having a pair of rails that protrude generally vertically from the base member and extend a length of the base member, a motor that is positioned on the base member and means for attaching the motor to the infant seat. The infant seat is positioned on the base member with the rails capable of locating the infant seat on the base member and the motor is engaged to produce and maintain a rocking motion in the infant seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, JR.
  • Patent number: 7520268
    Abstract: A damping assembly for use with a fuel rail. The damping assembly includes a damper configured to be positioned substantially within the fuel rail. The damper includes a wall and defines a longitudinal axis. A portion of the wall is moveable toward the longitudinal axis from a first position to a second position. The damping assembly also includes an insert positioned substantially within the damper and including a body having a surface. The surface is spaced apart from the moveable portion of the wall when the moveable portion is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7497202
    Abstract: A damper element for damping pressure pulsations in a liquid includes a first side including a first wall portion at least partially defining a chamber containing a gas and a second side including a second wall portion at least partially defining the gas-containing chamber. The second side is overlappingly joined with the first side such that the first and second wall portions combine to define substantially an entire cross-section of the gas-containing chamber. Both the first and second wall portions are convexly curved outwardly away from the gas-containing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Derek Cvengros, Dewey M. Sims, Jr., Hursha Shankaranarayan
  • Patent number: 7478446
    Abstract: A variable motion rocking bed is provided that includes a first support structure having a first set of pins, a second support structure having a second set of pins, and a frame, the frame capable of being in a rocking motion with respect to the first support structure and the second support structure. The rocking bed further includes a first pair of linkage assemblies secured between the first support structure and the frame, a second pair of linkage assemblies secured between the second support structure and the frame and at least one adjusting mechanism coupled to each of the first pair of linkage assemblies and to each of the second pair of linkage assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7385326
    Abstract: A throttle body assembly including an end plate. The throttle body assembly includes a housing having an inner wall, and a motor located within the housing. The motor end plate is coupled to the motor and is in contact with the inner wall of the housing. The end plate includes an outer edge having at least one protrusion extending therefrom. The contact between the end plate and the housing is substantially only between the at least one protrusion on the outer edge of the end plate and the inner wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dewey M. Sims, Jr., Hursha Shankaranarayan
  • Patent number: 7341045
    Abstract: A damper for damping pressure pulsations in a liquid includes an outer tube having an inner surface defining an interior cavity, and an inner tube positioned within the interior cavity of the outer tube. The inner tube includes an outer surface such that at least one chamber is formed between the inner surface of the outer tube and the outer surface of the inner tube for containing a gas. The damper includes an exterior surface configured to be surrounded by the liquid and an interior surface configured to define a passageway through the damper for the liquid. The damper can define at least two, and in one embodiment, four separate chambers for containing a gas. The damper can be part of a fuel rail assembly and is positioned within a fuel rail configured to contain pressurized fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dewey M. Sims, Jr., Hursha Shankaranarayan
  • Patent number: 7281284
    Abstract: A variable motion rocking bed is provided that includes a first support structure including a first threaded rod having a first section threaded in a first direction and a second section threaded in a second direction, a second support structure including a second threaded rod having a first section threaded in a first direction and a second section threaded in a second direction, and a frame, the frame capable of being in a rocking motion with respect to the first support structure and the second support structure. The rocking bed further includes a first pair of linkage assemblies secured between the first support structure and the frame, and a second pair of linkage assemblies secured between the second support structure and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Dewey M. Sims, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6446885
    Abstract: A fuel injector including a jacket, a valve seat, and a needle valve apparatus mounted within the jacket and engagable with the valve seat. The needle valve apparatus includes a plurality of holes for filtering fuel flowing through the injector. Each of the holes has a diameter sized to prevent passage therethrough of particles having widths of approximately 0.050 millimeters and larger. In one aspect of the invention, the needle valve apparatus includes a needle valve assembly having at least one transverse aperture through which fuel can flow and a generally tubular filter surrounding at least a portion of the needle valve assembly. The plurality of holes for filtering fuel is formed in the tubular filter. In another aspect, the needle valve apparatus includes a needle valve assembly having a needle valve with a wall that includes the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Corporation
    Inventors: Dewey M. Sims, Jr., Werner A. Schelling
  • Patent number: 6205979
    Abstract: A fuel rail assembly comprising a fuel rail and a damper assembly in the fuel rail. The damper assembly includes a damper having an end and an inner surface defining a cavity, and a sealing member at least partially received in the end and bonded to the inner surface to substantially seal the cavity. The sealing member is preferably a metal wire that includes a sealing portion bonded to the inner surface to substantially seal the cavity. The bond is preferably formed by induction brazing, and the sealing member is coated with copper to facilitate the brazing. The invention also provides a fuel rail assembly comprising a fuel rail having a longitudinal axis and an inner wall. A damper assembly in the fuel rail includes a damper, and a spring locator coupled with the damper, the spring locator having two positioning portions outwardly biased to engage the inner wall of the fuel rail and position the damper assembly axially in the fuel rail. The spring locator is preferably a metal wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Corporation
    Inventors: Dewey M. Sims, Jr., Paul L. Rossi, Kenneth O. Jahr, William T. Harvey, Shari F. Stottler, Kevin A. Grabowski, Helmut G. Schwegler, Wolfgang B. Weinbrecht