Patents by Inventor William S. Anders

William S. Anders 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: 10161460
    Abstract: A solid shaft sub-assembly includes a solid shaft having a first portion and a second portion, and a yoke including an inner wall defining an aperture to receive the solid shaft. The aperture has a non-circular first cross-sectional profile, and the solid shaft first portion is positioned within the aperture and is deformed such that the first portion is formed with a second cross-sectional profile complementary to the first cross-sectional profile to axially and torsionally couple the solid shaft to the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: William S. Anders, Daniel C. Simon, Patrik M. Ryne, Troy A. Daenzer
  • Publication number: 20180043925
    Abstract: A steering rack includes an elongate member, a plurality of steering rack teeth, and a ramp function. The elongate member has a first portion disposed opposite a second portion. The plurality of steering rack teeth are cut and formed into the first portion. Each tooth of the plurality of steering rack teeth have a substantially constant height across a length of the elongate member. The ramp function is formed into the second portion of the elongate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: William S. Anders, David E. King, Kevin H. Marseilles, Paul T. Duvendack
  • Publication number: 20140349773
    Abstract: In one aspect, a solid shaft sub-assembly is provided. The solid shaft sub-assembly includes a solid shaft having a first portion and a second portion, and a yoke including an inner wall defining an aperture to receive the solid shaft. The aperture has a non-circular first cross-sectional profile, and the solid shaft first portion is positioned within the aperture and is deformed such that the first portion is formed with a second cross-sectional profile complementary to the first cross-sectional profile to axially and torsionally couple the solid shaft to the yoke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: William S. Anders, Daniel C. Simon, Patrik M. Ryne, Troy A. Daenzer
  • Publication number: 20100320025
    Abstract: A gear blank is provided. It comprises a metal hub blank having an outer perimeter. A plurality of individual adjacent tabs extend radially from the outer perimeter of the metal hub blank. A polymeric ring overlaying a portion of the metal hub blank including the tabs is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff E. Beyerlein, Alan G. Turek, William S. Anders, Jesse A. Heather
  • Patent number: 6920804
    Abstract: A rack-and-pinion steering gear is provided. The gear comprises a lower shaft, a pinion gear, a first bearing, and a plurality of stakes. The lower shaft has a first end, a second end, and a shoulder depending radially outward from the lower shaft. The pinion gear is defined in a portion of the lower shaft proximate the first end. The first bearing has a first side, a second side, and an inner edge. The inner edge is disposed on the lower shaft such that the first side abuts the shoulder. The stakes have a first section that conforms to a radius defined at an intersection of the second side and the inner edge of the first bearing, and a second section resting against the second side of the first bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Pattok, Donald J. Smith, Rolf E. Kleinau, William S. Anders, Ryan J. Pavlawk, Terrance R. Bauer
  • Publication number: 20030221500
    Abstract: A rack-and-pinion steering gear is provided. The gear comprises a lower shaft, a pinion gear, a first bearing, and a plurality of stakes. The lower shaft has a first end, a second end, and a shoulder depending radially outward from the lower shaft. The pinion gear is defined in a portion of the lower shaft proximate the first end. The first bearing has a first side, a second side, and an inner edge. The inner edge is disposed on the lower shaft such that the first side abuts the shoulder. The stakes have a first section that conforms to a radius defined at an intersection of the second side and the inner edge of the first bearing, and a second section resting against the second side of the first bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Eric D. Pattok, Donald J. Smith, Rolf E. Kleinau, William S. Anders, Ryan J. Pavlawk, Terrance R. Bauer
  • Patent number: 4653602
    Abstract: An electric power assisted rack and pinion steering gear for steering the dirigible wheels of a vehicle comprising a rack housing with an end mounted electric motor which rotatably drives a ball nut screw on which a ball nut is mounted for linear movement; the ball nut is mounted in the gear housing and is attached to manually driven rack and provides a carrier forming steering gear output to the tie rods connected to the dirigible wheels of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: William S. Anders, Steven J. Hallman