Rotary Indicator With Actuating Means Patents (Class 116/284)
  • Patent number: 10421590
    Abstract: This container lid fits onto existing insulated cups. It has a refillable and sealable reservoir and in the preferred embodiment includes a top opening to receive substances and a bottom opening to release substances into a container. The release of substances into the beverage container is controlled and is measured before release. A preferred double piston and button combination interact with a narrow section of the reservoir to dispense only a portion of the contents from the reservoir into the container. The released portion is carefully metered within the narrow channel when the double piston alternately seals a first opening and a second opening of the narrow channel. The reservoir serves to store the unreleased substance until the next time the button is activated to release addition substance into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Toddy Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tonn, Stephen Sanford, David Yakos, Joel R. Switzer
  • Patent number: 10370259
    Abstract: A barrier of open pore mesh provided with a superhydrophobic coating to prevent wetting when exposed to an aqueous liquid. The disclosed barrier could be a mesh screen or a liquid pervious membrane. The barrier is useful in a filter media containment to permit egress of gas, usually air, from the containment even when subjected to an aqueous liquid containing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Clyde H. Bachand
  • Patent number: 10217355
    Abstract: A system for the automatic deployment of traffic control signs during a power outage which enhances public safety, automatically deploys in the event of power outage, can be placed in a plurality of roadway intersections and structures, provides an alternative means to deploy safety and other information, and eliminates driver confusion when deployed. The system essentially comprises a traffic control sign that is bisected and having a top half portion and a bottom half portion connected by a hinge means, an electromagnet attached to the approximate center of the top half portion front surface, an armature plate attached to the bottom half portion front surface, an attaching means attached to the top half portion back surface for affixing the system to a structure in an environment, and at least one power cable extending from the electromagnet and connecting to a powering means in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Snyder
  • Patent number: 10112752
    Abstract: This container lid fits onto existing insulated cups. It has a refillable and sealable reservoir with a top opening to receive substances and a bottom opening to release substances into a container. The release of substances is controlled and measured before release. A double piston and button combination interact with a narrow section of the reservoir to dispense only a portion of the contents from the reservoir into the container. The released portion is carefully metered within the narrow channel when the double piston alternately seals a first opening and a second opening of the narrow channel. The reservoir serves to store the unreleased substance until the next time the button is activated to release addition substance into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Toddy Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tonn, Stephen Sanford, David Yakos, Joel R. Switzer
  • Patent number: 9991686
    Abstract: A method for stretching cables includes the steps of i) providing at least one first and one second stretching device; the first and second stretching device include at least one rotatable drum on which a cable can be wound or unwound; an electrical movement member associated to the drum for winding the cable; supply means connected to the movement member; a braking device associated to the drum and activatable for unwinding the cable; an energy recovery member associated to the drum and active simultaneously with the braking device for recovering energy during the unwinding of the cable; ii) activating the second stretching device for pulling the cable; iii) recovering energy from the first stretching device during the unwinding of the cable; and iv) transferring at least part of the recovered energy from the first stretching device to the second stretching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TESMEC S.P.A.
    Inventors: Romano Giglioli, Giovanni Lutzemberger, Luca Sani, Matteo Colleoni, Alberto Oscar, Maurizio Vitali
  • Patent number: 9945702
    Abstract: A pointer is rotational relative to a screen. A driver unit is equipped with the pointer and configured to rotate the pointer. A controller sends an output signal to the driver unit to rotate the pointer at a rotational position in a rotational range. The controller is configured to modify the rotational range. The controller is configured to modify the graphic according to the rotational range, which is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jill DeGowske, Ke Bi
  • Patent number: 9796461
    Abstract: A pitch angle indicator system indicates a pitch angle of blades of a propeller of a marine propulsion unit. A mechanical link couples at least one of the blades to a first end of a first rod. An indicator is coupled to a second end of the first rod. The mechanical link is configured to convert a change in the pitch angle into a rotation of the first rod about its longitudinal axis. The indicator is configured to provide an indication of the amount of rotation of the first rod about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: WARTSILA NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Schalk, Bart Van Der Ven
  • Patent number: 9500502
    Abstract: A display instrument with an indicating scale, includes a pointer element, and a cover element. The pointer element is formed as a two-piece component including a pointer tip and a body, whereby the pointer tip is arranged in such a manner that it is pivotable and/or rotatable with respect to the body. A method of assembling a display instrument is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Boyan Tzankov, Georgi Kolimechkov
  • Patent number: 9010267
    Abstract: A center-less pointer type display apparatus includes a pointer moving device having a pointer section and a carrying section, and a containing case having a case body and a dial plate. A pointer accommodated in the containing case indicates a scale on the dial plate. The carrying section has a guide rail and a wire. A spring is interposed between a first support member and a second support member of the pointer section so that a lower portion and an upper portion of the spring push the first support member and the second support member respectively, and thereby holding an upper portion and a lower portion of the guide rail respectively. A wire fixing section is provided at an intermediate portion of the pointer section on a line connecting the upper pulley and the lower pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Katsumata
  • Patent number: 8997885
    Abstract: A cartridge monitoring system for use in a cartridge-operated fire suppression system having an enclosure with an opening, sidewalls, an interior space, a cover, and a regulator assembly having a cartridge-receiving opening for receiving a cartridge and a regulator mount. The system includes a fixture positioned in the interior space in a fixed position relative to the regulator assembly; an elongate member having a rotation point fixed to a hinge member, a free end, and an arm portion between the free end and the rotation point, with the elongate member being rotatable about the axis of rotation between a first position in which the free end of the elongate member is within the interior space and a second position in which the free end is outside of the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Alfred Krueger
  • Patent number: 8944053
    Abstract: A counter including a body (460), and first and second rotary counter elements (410, 420) assembled in the body (460). The first counter element (410) co-operating with an actuator member (1430) on each actuation and including an interconnection for interconnecting with the second counter element (420). The interconnection is actuated on every tenth actuation. The first counter element (410) is provided with a first peripheral edge portion (412) including counter indices and a first set of teeth. The second counter element (420) is provided with a second peripheral edge portion (422) including counter indices and with a third set of teeth. The peripheral edge portions (412, 422) are radially coplanar and have a different axis. The counter elements (410, 420) have offset and parallel axes of rotation offset and are urged into contact with each other at a point that is situated at a common counter and/or display zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Antoine Laut
  • Patent number: 8919276
    Abstract: An assembly structure of a display device according to the present invention is a structure in which a liquid crystal indicator is assembled to a meter body including a case having a ring-like peripheral wall, a dial arranged on a front surface side of the case, a pointer that moves on the dial, and a movement that is provided in the case and drives the pointer. In the peripheral wall of the case, an indicator insertion opening is formed, through which it is possible to insert and detach the liquid crystal indicator into and from between the movement and the dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Mikiya Amano
  • Publication number: 20140373773
    Abstract: A pointer assembly includes a guide, a helical drive member supported in the guide, a motor for axially rotating the helical drive member, a follower carried by the helical drive member, and a pointer coupled to the follower and movable relative to the guide for indicating a measured value, wherein axial rotation of the helical drive member in a clockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a first direction relative to the guide and axial rotation of the helical drive member in a counterclockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a second direction relative to the guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Mark James Baker
  • Patent number: 8857369
    Abstract: A pointer assembly includes a guide, a helical drive member supported in the guide, a motor for axially rotating the helical drive member, a follower carried by the helical drive member, and a pointer coupled to the follower and movable relative to the guide for indicating a measured value, wherein axial rotation of the helical drive member in a clockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a first direction relative to the guide and axial rotation of the helical drive member in a counterclockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a second direction relative to the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark James Baker
  • Patent number: 8847897
    Abstract: The touch-operating input device is configured so that when the control circuit turns on the main light source corresponding to each of the translucent operation buttons that can be operated, the control circuit, on condition that the translucent operation button corresponding to the main light source that is turned on is operated, turns off the sub-light source corresponding to the translucent operation button that is turned on simultaneously with the main light source. Ease of operation is increased by enabling the operator to distinguish operated translucent operation buttons from translucent operation buttons that have not been operated according to whether or not the main light sources are lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Denso Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naohiro Sakai, Yoshitaka Noguchi, Shigeharu Nezu
  • Publication number: 20140283732
    Abstract: A display module has a two-phase motor which includes a rotor including N pairs of poles magnetised radially, in alternate directions, N being equal to 3 or 5, and a stator part including at least two W-shaped circuits made from radial pole teeth extending inwards from a peripheral closed belt and including a coil on a central leg of the W, said W-shaped circuits being arranged in such a way that when the central tooth of one of the W-shaped circuits is positioned facing a rotor magnetic transition, at least one central tooth of another W-shaped circuit is positioned facing a rotor magnetic pole. Said display module additional includes at least one specific mechanical interaction (between the rotor and the stator, comprising angular friction at a force that is substantially constant depending on the speed of the rotor relative to the stator, and at a value lower than the torque produced by the electromagnetic interaction between the rotor and the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: MOVING MAGNET TECHNOLOGIES (MMT)
    Inventor: Sébastien Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20140144368
    Abstract: A pointer structure including: a pointer main body having a pointer visualizing portion closer to a pointer tip and a pointer neck portion continuing to the pointer visualizing portion extending along from an edge region of a dial plate to a backside thereof; a main cover having a first sidewall having a bend piece portion covering an inner corner of the pointer bend portion and a second sidewall continuing to and confronting the first sidewall, having trough to sandwich the pointer main body; and a sub-cover having an L-shaped cover portion formed with a window through which the pointer visualizing portion is exposed and covering both side faces of the pointer visualizing portion, an outer corner of the pointer bend portion and both side faces of the pointer neck portion, wherein the L-shaped cover portion continues with a lid portion closing an opening between the first and second sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Mikiya AMANO
  • Publication number: 20140116321
    Abstract: A meter has a background board, a pointer, a driving source, and a cover member. The driving source rotates the pointer. The pointer points an indicator to show a value of a variable. The background board is disposed behind the pointer. The cover member is disposed on a front side to the pointer. The cover member is transparent and is disposed between the pointer and a viewer. The indicator is formed on the cover member. As a result, the indicators can be placed on the near side than both the pointer and the background board. It is possible to provide an easy-to-read indicator and a perspective, three-dimensional appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tominaga
  • Patent number: 8701908
    Abstract: Cap with a hollow housing containing a count down mechanism so that when a person pushes down on the cap during the opening process, a rotational force within the housing causes the day and numerical count indices printed on cylinders within the housing to advance one station so that the day and count indices showing in viewing apertures located on the outside wall of the housing reflect the fact that an item such as a pill has been taken by the user. A preferred embodiment includes a ring release slide mechanism that allows the user to disengage the advancing mechanism so that the user can manually rotate the counting mechanism to initially set the indices to the correct location with respect to the viewing apertures and to be able to reset the indices if the user presses on the top cap housing accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg Bond, Steven Wagner, Kenneth A. Tarlow
  • Patent number: 8667922
    Abstract: A closure element is provided for a fuel tank of a motor vehicle, in which tank an at least slight excess pressure and/or vacuum may exist. An indication is provided on the closure element, by which indication the operator is informed of the presence of excess pressure and/or vacuum in the tank. The indication takes place mechanically by way of a mechanical pressure sensor, specifically with respect to the presence of essentially ambient pressure or excess pressure by use of different colors. For this purpose, an indicating dial can be provided in the closure element, which indicating dial can be rotated by way of a pin displaceable against a spring force under the influence of the pressure existing in the tank. A jacket segment being recognizable by the operator through a window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Demmer
  • Patent number: 8669856
    Abstract: A method and system for calibrating a digital speedometer display to match an analog speedometer indicated value. The method generally includes calibrating each analog speedometer unit such that the exact deviation or “offset” from the center point of the analog speedometer is known. This measured deviation is then used to adjust the value input to the digital display thereby making the digital display value match the indicated value of the analog speedometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tony Wang, Natarajan S. Manakkal
  • Patent number: 8646402
    Abstract: There is provided an indicator in which a moving member 9 on which a pointer 21 is installed is caused to run on a guide rail 1 formed along a scale formed on a dial, characterized in that the moving member 9 comprises a first support member 11 for pivotally supporting a plurality of pulleys 17 which are arranged along the guide rail 1 and a second support member 13 for pivotally supporting at least a pulley 17, and in that the plurality of pulleys 17 pivotally supported on the first support member 11 and the pulley 17 pivotally supported on the second support member 13 hold the guide rail 1 therebetween and the first support member 11 and the second support member 13 are assembled to each other so as to slide in an inter-axis direction of the plurality of pulleys 17 which are pivotally supported on the first support member 11 and the pulley 17 which is pivotally supported on the second support member 13, the indicator having further a spring member 15 for biasing the first support member 11 and the second su
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Katsumata, Tomohiro Sugiyama, Masaaki Sano
  • Publication number: 20140000508
    Abstract: A needle indicator assembly that includes a pointer formed at least in part of magnetized material, and configured to rotate about an axis and thereby define an area swept by the pointer. The assembly also includes a plurality of electromagnets arranged around a perimeter of the area, said electromagnets operable to urge the pointer to point in a desired direction. An instrument panel equipped this needle assembly overlying a reconfigurable display gives the appearance that the pointer is floating above the display, and the means by which the pointer is moved is not readily apparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Liburdi, Stephen C. Blackmer
  • Patent number: 8598999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combination instrument comprising at least one first zone and one second zone, in which respective driver-relevant data can be displayed. The invention also relates to a method for customizing a combination instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls GmbH
    Inventors: Gert-Dieter Tuzar, Christina Werner, Andreas Deubzer, Volker Dreisbach
  • Patent number: 8528495
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a front panel and a front frame. The front frame has a front side facing a viewer, and an opposite rear side. The front panel is connected to the front frame. The front frame on the front side and in an encircling fashion in the edge region of the front panel has an aperture edge, the aperture edge being provided substantially parallel to the extent of the front panel. The front panel is connected to the front frame on that side of the aperture edge facing the rear side of the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Süss, Martin Mayer
  • Publication number: 20130112133
    Abstract: A method for controlling multiple stepper motors with a single micro-controller output set uses a demultiplexer to split a single micro-controller output set into individual control signals for a plurality of stepper motors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS US,INC
    Inventors: Rafael Cobas Asensio, Marco Antonio Santacruz Motte
  • Publication number: 20130106574
    Abstract: A sign (10) for display of an environmental condition, including a display surface (12) having at least one scale (16) indicating levels (16.1 to 16.6) of the environmental condition. At least one indicator (14) is provided which is movable over the at least one scale (16) to provide a visual indication of a predetermined level (16.1 to 16.6) of the environmental condition. Control means (202 to 208) are provided for moving the indicator(s) (14) over the scale(s) (16). The control means (202 to 208) includes a remote device management module (202) which is controllable from a remote location (110, 120) over a wireless data network (100) to move the indicator(s) (14) to the predetermined level (16.1 to 16.6). The present invention also provides a corresponding system for display of an environmental condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Adco International Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Bradley Robert KYBERD
  • Publication number: 20130087091
    Abstract: Safety apparatuses for objects having a nut are disclosed. Contemplated apparatuses comprise a nut cap and a nut rotation indicator that can readily be observed by an operator. A retention wall can also be included to operate in conjunction with an additional component to block a rotation of a nut. Apparatuses are preferably configured to remain stable in harsher environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SAFETYTRIM WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: SAFETYTRIM WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS LIMITE
  • Patent number: 8408208
    Abstract: The dispenser has a body (1), with a mouthpiece cover (2). Opening of the cover urges a junction member (3) towards a source (4) of a medicament to be released as a dose by pressing a spout (5) of the source inwards of the source. The source is supported by a cap (11) clipped to the end of a source-enclosing barrel (12) with intern al splines (10). The barrel is welded (15) to the main to part (16) of the body at a position determined by the extension of the source towards the distal end (17) of the barrel when the cover is open, the welding position being determined by a plug (18) simulating the cap and its bush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Clinical Designs Limited
    Inventor: Raymond John Bacon
  • Patent number: 8365680
    Abstract: Provided is a pointer illumination structure which is simple, and in which a rotary part including a pointer body can be made lightweight. A containing cover 20 of a pointer movement 1 contains a rotation driving mechanism including a rotor 32 and an intermediate gear 33, an output gear 34, and so on. The rotation driving mechanism transmits rotation based on a measured amount to the output gear 34, and rotates a pointer body 10 supported by a bearing 22c, by way of the output gear 34. The bearing 22c rotatably supports a shaft 11 of the pointer body 10. A pointer 12 of the pointer body 10 indicates a measuring value according to rotation of the pointer body 10 around the shaft 11. A light source 13 is provided for illuminating the pointer 12 of the pointer body 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Taisei Fukuda, Tomohiro Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20120240685
    Abstract: A gauge includes a housing and a fitting having an inlet, an internal flow path, and an outlet. A sensor is in fluidic communication with the internal flow path and measures a characteristic of a fluid in the flow path. A control unit is in electrical communication with the pressure sensor, receives an output from the pressure sensor and generates a command based on the output received. A stepper motor has a rotor shaft with an indicator needle operatively connected thereto, and is in electrical communication with the control unit. A power supply is in electrical communication with the pressure sensor, the motor and the control unit for supplying power thereto. The control unit transmits the command to the stepper motor, which receives the command from the control unit and drives the rotor shaft according to the command, displaying the sensed characteristic via the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Bryan Alfano
  • Publication number: 20120240841
    Abstract: A scale-indicating device and a C-arm X-ray machine including the scale-indicating device are provided. The scale-indicating device includes a driven wheel, a driving wheel rotating synchronously with a rotating shaft to be measured, and a transmission belt having scale values and being in cooperation with the driving wheel and the driven wheel. The scale values on the transmission belt are used for indicating a rotated angle of the rotating shaft to be measured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Xiang Yu Hu, Xue Song Lu, Guang Bao Sun
  • Publication number: 20120222612
    Abstract: An assembly structure of a display device according to the present invention is a structure in which a liquid crystal indicator is assembled to a meter body including a case having a ring-like peripheral wall, a dial arranged on a front surface side of the case, a pointer that moves on the dial, and a movement that is provided in the case and drives the pointer. In the peripheral wall of the case, an indicator insertion opening is formed, through which it is possible to insert and detach the liquid crystal indicator into and from between the movement and the dial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Mikiya Amano
  • Publication number: 20120222672
    Abstract: An indicating device for indicating the number of dosages of medicament dispensed from a container includes a housing, a single indicator member nested the housing, an actuator and a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism is periodically engageable with the single indicator member. The drive mechanism is operable to advance the single indicator member an incremental amount when the drive mechanism is engaged with the single indicator member. The single indicator member remains stationary and is free of engagement from the drive mechanism for at least some reciprocal movements of the actuator. A dispensing device and a dispensing system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Mycola Scarrott, Jerry R. Grychowski, James Nick Schmidt, Martin P. Foley
  • Publication number: 20120147713
    Abstract: A visual indicator display device includes a bracelet, a transparent capillary chamber, and a displacement member. The transparent capillary chamber is matched to an indicia and has a primary length and a width less than the primary length. The displacement member is functionally disposed at one end of the capillary chamber and is responsive to a measureable input for moving a fluid contained therein a defined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Lucien Vouillamoz
  • Publication number: 20120118220
    Abstract: An instrument drive device configured in such a manner that a case body does not receive a load for press-fitting a pointer into a pointer shaft and that liquid, such as a lubricant, within the case body does not leak therefrom. An instrument drive device (1) comprises; a case body (12) provided with a first bearing section (13) and a second bearing section (14) which are through sections; a pointer shaft (6) pivotably supported by the first bearing section (13) and the second bearing section (14) and having a part which protrudes to the outside from the case body (12) and to which a pointer is mounted. The instrument drive device (1) is also provided with a bearing body (16) press-fitted into and held by the second bearing section (14) and restricting the movement of the pointer shaft (6) in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Masahiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20120111262
    Abstract: A measuring gauge used for measuring and analyzing a physical value includes a measuring element for capturing the physical value, whereby the measuring element moves according to the physical value, a movement that moves a pointer in relation to the motion of the measuring element in a pointer plane around an axis of rotation of the pointer, whereby an additional indicator irreversibly displays the excess beyond a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Wacker, Bernhard Kastenmeier
  • Publication number: 20120103331
    Abstract: A counter including a body (460), and first and second rotary counter elements (410, 420) assembled in the body (460). The first counter element (410) co-operating with an actuator member (1430) on each actuation and including an interconnection for interconnecting with the second counter element (420). The interconnection is actuated on every tenth actuation. The first counter element (410) is provided with a first peripheral edge portion (412) including counter indices and a first set of teeth. The second counter element (420) is provided with a second peripheral edge portion (422) including counter indices and with a third set of teeth. The peripheral edge portions (412, 422) are radially coplanar and have a different axis. The counter elements (410, 420) have offset and parallel axes of rotation offset and are urged into contact with each other at a point that is situated at a common counter and/or display zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventor: Antoine Laut
  • Publication number: 20120103248
    Abstract: A system for monitoring loads at well drilling and service operations includes a digital user interface. The digital interface is in electronic communication with a first pressure transducer in fluid communication with a first pad type hydraulic load sensor, a second pressure transducer in fluid communication with a second pad type hydraulic load sensor, and a third pressure transducer in fluid communication with a hydraulic diaphragm type deadline load sensor. The digital user interface module functions to monitor the hydraulic pressures experienced at each pressure transducer and functions to calculate and display a corresponding weight load in numerical and graphical form for each pressure transducer. The digital user interface is also in electronic communication with a fourth transducer in fluid communication with a hydraulic power tong unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Hickman Sales and Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Don Darrell Hickman
  • Patent number: 8166907
    Abstract: The invention provides a display instrument, particularly for a motor vehicle, having an indicator that is rotatable about a rotational axis, wherein the indicator has an inner first region that is radial with regard to the rotational axis and that is not visible to a user, and an outer second region that is radial with regard to the rotational axis and that is visible to a user, wherein at a radial distance from the rotational axis an additional mounting of the indicator and/or a stop for receiving tilting moments positioned substantially perpendicular on the rotational axis are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive
    Inventors: Kristian Engel, Manfred Süss, Martin Mayer
  • Patent number: 8151726
    Abstract: The traphouse safety flag is an electromechanical safety device mounted at the roofline of a traphouse intended to replace the traditional safety cone or cloth flag that is commonly used to indicate to the shooters that the traphouse is occupied and shooting cannot commence. A “no flag” detent position energizes the normal trap shooting control mechanism while indicating to the shooters that the traphouse and personnel are secure. The safety flag obscures the entrance to the traphouse in a shooting position and if the flag is moved out of the no flag detent position for any reason, the trap shooting control mechanism is deactivated and will not accept a launch command from the shooter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jere L. Cossaboom
  • Publication number: 20120060747
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed. The display system includes a display for presenting a visual output to a user, a piezoelectric element overlaying the display, and a rotor disposed adjacent the piezoelectric element and in mechanical communication therewith, wherein a selective energizing of the piezoelectric element causes a rotational movement of the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James Paul Farell, Jeffrey A. Turner, Stacee Hamm
  • Publication number: 20120048176
    Abstract: A measuring gauge includes an indicator having a measuring shaft for engaging with a point. A main bar includes at least one pair of a first passage and a second passage intersecting with the first passage. The first and second passages have the same size and shape of cross sections. The measuring shaft is removably received in the first passage. Threaded bores are defined in the main bar and spaced from the first and second passages. A clamp is removably received in the second passage and retains the measuring shaft. Two legs are selectively and removably engaged with the main bar. Each leg slideably abuts the main bar. A shaper spindle adapter is selectively engaged with the main bar. Two knobs are engaged with two of the threaded bores and selectively fix the legs or the shaper spindle adapter to the main bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Stoffel
  • Publication number: 20120006252
    Abstract: Within the several embodiments of the present disclosure, an indicator includes a body having an anterior face and a posterior face, wherein the posterior face is configured to be coupled to a vessel; a dial rotatably coupled to the body, the dial having a plurality of indicia disposed thereupon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Kam Eileen Warner, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Moreland
  • Publication number: 20110308445
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measuring instrument for measuring and displaying a measurable parameter having at least one surface (10), said surface comprising: (a) a pointer pined (30) to said surface, comprising a set of N (numbers for example) symbols disposed along the main longitudinal axis of the same; said N (numbers for example) is an integer greater than or equals to 0; (b) a pre-shaped member (20); (c) means adapted to constantly rotate said elongated pointer (30) around said pre-shaped member (20) on said surface (10) or said pre-shaped member (20) around said elongated pointer (30); wherein said measurable parameter is defined as said N th (numbers/tenth for example) symbol in which an intersection between said pointer (30) with said pre-shaped member (20) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Shiri Avda
  • Patent number: 8033238
    Abstract: Provided is an indicator display device displaying information by using an indicator, and more particularly, provided is an indicator display device having a simplified configuration and including a small module. The indicator display device includes a stepping motor; an indicator which is connected to the stepping motor and rotates by a driving force provided by the stepping motor; and an indicator position detector which detects a relative position of the indicator with regard to the stepping motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Uk Nam, Hong-ki Moon
  • Publication number: 20110232563
    Abstract: An electric wire for connecting a rotating base plate 18 and a main substrate 10 is composed of an FPC 13. The FPC is connected to the main substrate 10 in a manner that a width direction of the FPC 13 is perpendicular to the main substrate 10. A protecting member 14 is provided on the main substrate 10 for surrounding a moving range of the FPC 13 on the main substrate 10 associated with a rotation of a meter pointer 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Haruyoshi Ono, Atsushi Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20110215943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device (54) for an actuator having at least one mechanical display element (10, 11) and a variable speed gear unit, particularly a signal gear unit designed as a variable speed gear unit, having at least two gears with differing transmission ratios, wherein there is a mechanical switching arrangement with which the different gears and/or transmission ratios of the variable speed gear unit can be selected and/or switched even when the display device is mounted operationally ready in a housing without intervention into the housing and without opening the housing from outside, and/or wherein the resolution of the display device (54) and/or the movement of the at least one display element (10, 11) on the actuating path to be displayed of a respective actuator and/or a respective armature can be selectively adjusted. The invention furthermore relates to an actuator having a said type of display device (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: PS AUTOMATION GMBH
    Inventor: Patrick Bernhart
  • Publication number: 20110203512
    Abstract: A pointer assembly includes a guide, a helical drive member supported in the guide, a motor for axially rotating the helical drive member, a follower carried by the helical drive member, and a pointer coupled to the follower and movable relative to the guide for indicating a measured value, wherein axial rotation of the helical drive member in a clockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a first direction relative to the guide and axial rotation of the helical drive member in a counterclockwise rotation causes the follower and the pointer to move in a second direction relative to the guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark James Baker
  • Publication number: 20110187550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device for emission parameters of an internal combustion engine with a linear representation of a value range, wherein a first and a second part region are provided for the display of difference values with differing sign relative to a given set value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Joffrey Ringenwald