With External Support Structure Patents (Class 138/106)
  • Patent number: 10962164
    Abstract: A pipe anchor is disclosed having a pipe trunnion stop for attaching to an outer surface of a pipe by welding. A mating top cradle and a bottom cradle generally encircle and hold a length of the pipe. The bottom cradle has a pass-through to accommodate the pipe trunnion stop. There is a base onto which the bottom cradle sets, the base includes a void into which the pipe trunnion stop is secured. An insulation layer is positioned between the pipe and the top cradle and bottom cradle, and around the pipe trunnion stop. A bolting assembly on the top cradle and a mating bolting assembly on the bottom cradle secure the top cradle and the bottom cradle to each other. Another embodiment includes multiple pipe trunnion stops along with respective pass-through and base void sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rilco Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Zagorski, Joseph A. Donoghue, Michael E. Bock
  • Patent number: 10955068
    Abstract: A composite pipeline sleeper features a rotationally molded outer shell, and an internal reinforcement structure that is disposed within, is materially distinct from, and is more rigid than, said rotationally molded outer shell. A topside of said pipeline sleeper comprises a cradle-shaped area for seated receipt of a pipe there atop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Koenders Manufacturing 1997 Ltd
    Inventor: Colin Tamme
  • Patent number: 10703311
    Abstract: A clamping subassembly according includes a first receptacle defining a first hose receiving aperture defining a first longitudinal axis, a first end along the first longitudinal axis and a second end along the first longitudinal axis. A second receptacle defines a second hose receiving aperture defining a second longitudinal axis, a third end along the second longitudinal axis and a fourth end along the second longitudinal axis. The first receptacle includes a first flange disposed adjacent the first end of the first receptacle and the second receptacle includes a second flange disposed adjacent the third end of the second receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Leigh Heather Davenport, Hugh Rillie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10663090
    Abstract: A device is useful for passing pipes or cables through an opening in a building. Said device has a sleeve-like housing that has an axial passage channel that is open at its opposite ends; bristles that are mounted on the walls of the passage channel in such a way that they are opposite each other and that are extended inwards in such a way that they mesh with one another in order to close the passage channel; and flexible strips of material that are mounted in the passage channel and that are coated with an intumescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mario Paetow, Christian Förg, Rudolf Semler, Thomas Monden
  • Patent number: 10618432
    Abstract: [Object] Provided is a power supply rail capable of continuing to stably supply electric power from a power supply of a vehicle to a slide seat. [Solving Means] A power supply rail 1 according to the present invention is configured by including a long tubular case 8, a flexible flat cable 11 accommodated in a hollow portion 9 in the case 8, a fixed terminal 12 fixed to the case 8, a movable terminal 13 movable in a longitudinal direction of the case 8, an actuator 16 that accommodates the movable terminal 13 and moves along a slit 20 of the case 8, and a guide plate 17 that guides the movement of the flexible flat cable 11 while pressing the flexible flat cable 11 in accordance with the movement of the actuator 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mik Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Muneyoshi Miyata, Hideaki Morishita
  • Patent number: 10533298
    Abstract: A working machine includes: a boom base portion including: an inner side wall; and an outer side wall disposed opposite to the inner side wall; a lift link disposed on a rear portion of the boom base portion; and a boom cylinder disposed in front of the lift link. One end side of the lift link is inserted between the inner side wall and the outer side wall and is pivotally supported on the boom base portion. The other end side of the lift link is pivotally supported on the machine body. One end of the boom cylinder is inserted between the inner side wall and the outer side wall in front of the lift link and is pivotally supported on the boom base portion. The other end of the boom cylinder is pivotally supported on the machine body by below the lift link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiko Takemura, Shunichiro Mori, Hiroshi Koyamatsu, Hayato Ido, Shigeki Morishita
  • Patent number: 10507771
    Abstract: A spring clip is provided. That spring clip includes a body having a support post, a first cantilever bar and a second cantilever bar. Junctures between the cantilever bars and the support post include necks and bends. S-curve segments are provided at the ends of those bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Diego Santillan Gutierrez, Fernando Paisano Rodriguez, Jose Alfredo Peregrina Loera
  • Patent number: 10508680
    Abstract: In a Bowden cable, a shield thereof is formed from a hollow strand that is formed by twisting a plurality of metal individual wires. An end part of this hollow strand is exposed by removing an outer skin and is increased in diameter, thereby forming a first flare part. An end part of a liner is also increased in diameter to form a second flare part. An end piece is injection molded so as to envelop these flare parts. A synthetic resin as a material of this end piece is made to enter between the metal individual wires. The end piece includes a mounting part and a bent pipe part for covering and surrounding an outer periphery of an outer cable in a state in which the outer cable is curved. The mounting part and the bent pipe part are formed as a unit by injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Yamato Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keita Asano, Kengo Maeda
  • Patent number: 10415773
    Abstract: A retrofit system includes an elongated holder having a solid state light engine, a cavity configured to receive a power supply for the light engine, and a receptacle configured to receive a tombstone socket of an existing luminaire, such that the light engine is positioned and aligned substantially in the same place as a fluorescent lamp being replaced by the retrofit system within the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Oksengendler, Ty Vyn Rock
  • Patent number: 10398490
    Abstract: An argon beam coagulation probe for a robotic surgery system having a body with an argon gas entry port and an argon gas exit port and a pedestal interconnected to the underside of body that includes a pair of opposing arcuate channels that positioned equidistantly about the body. As a result, the argon gas jet exit port will be aligned equidistantly between the two fingers of a robotic arm and the body will be aligned in the same direction as the yaw axis of the robotic arm, so that argon gas will be expelled in the same direction that the fingers are pointing. A surgeon manipulating the robotic arms from the master control can thus easily align the probe based on the positioning of the robotic fingers and will still have the entire range of pitch, yaw, and roll movement of the robotic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Bojanowski, Sachin A Sankholkar
  • Patent number: 10393289
    Abstract: A pipe fixing device includes: first and second clamps that fix a pipe; and first and second engaging parts that are fixed to the pipe and engage respectively with the first and second clamps. The first clamp and the first engaging part configured to engage with each other such that the first engaging part is restrained from moving toward one side in an axial direction of the pipe and from moving in a circumferential direction of the pipe relative to the first clamp. The second clamp and the second engaging part configured to engage with each other such that the second engaging part is restrained from moving toward another side in the axial direction of the pipe and from moving in the circumferential direction of the pipe relative to the second clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SANOH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Tawata, Takanori Kojima, Osamu Fujii
  • Patent number: 10371291
    Abstract: A support that includes an exterior shell having a section configured to receive an item and a filler disposed within the exterior shell, wherein the filler is further configured to receive the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Jeremy S. Morris
  • Patent number: 10295088
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for passing pipes or cables through an opening in a building. Said device comprises a sleeve-like housing that has an axial passage channel that is open at its opposite ends; bristles that are mounted on the walls of the passage channel in such a way that they are opposite each other and that are extended inwards in such a way that they mesh with one another in order to close the passage channel; and flexible strips of material that are mounted in the passage channel and that are coated with an intumescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mario Paetow, Christian Förg, Rudolf Semler, Thomas Monden
  • Patent number: 10288209
    Abstract: A pipe anchor is disclosed having a pipe trunnion stop for attaching to an outer surface of a pipe by welding. A mating top cradle and a bottom cradle generally encircle and hold a length of the pipe. The bottom cradle has a pass-through to accommodate the pipe trunnion stop. There is a base onto which the bottom cradle sets, the base includes a void into which the pipe trunnion stop is secured. An insulation layer is positioned between the pipe and the top cradle and bottom cradle, and around the pipe trunnion stop. A bolting assembly on the top cradle and a mating bolting assembly on the bottom cradle secure the top cradle and the bottom cradle to each other. Another embodiment includes multiple pipe trunnion stops along with respective pass-through and base void sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rilco Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Zagorski, Joseph A. Donoghue, Michael E. Bock
  • Patent number: 10257989
    Abstract: A stabilizer is used on a tower structure of a center pivot irrigation system. The tower structure has wheels supporting the tower on a ground surface and the wheels are adapted and configured to roll on the ground surface in a direction of travel. The stabilizer has a bracing member with proximal and distal ends spaced apart by a length. The bracing member proximal end is adapted and configured to be operatively releasably connected to the tower structure such that when the stabilizer is mounted to the tower structure, the bracing member is movable from a stored position in which the bracing member distal end is arranged generally adjacent to the tower structure to a deployed position in which the bracing member distal end is arranged outboard of the wheels in the direction of travel and in contact with the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Pivot Pro, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeremiah Scott Anderson, Justin Daniel Bradley, Terance Paul Kellett
  • Patent number: 10259163
    Abstract: A method for adapting a 3D printing model includes calculating a layer representation model on the basis of a 3D object model of an object; determining a plurality of overhang regions in the layer representation model where the boundary edges of first layers extend over the boundary edges of second layers, the first layers being directly adjacent and subsequent to the second layers when going into the build-up direction of the layer representation model; determining a local overhang angle in each of the plurality of overhang regions; adapting the layer representation model by re-defining the boundary edges of layers in the overhang regions so that the local overhang angle remains below a predetermined overhang threshold angle; and outputting the adapted layer representation model as 3D printing model to the 3D printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Eilken, Memis Tiryaki, Henning Felgenhauer
  • Patent number: 10214892
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is wastewater pipe having a shape that is operable to flow both small and large volumes of wastewater. The wastewater pipe includes a bottom portion with a different diameter than to top portion. The top and bottom portions of the wastewater pipe are connected by side walls that extend tangentially from the bottom portion and intersect tangentially with the top portion. The pipes may also variously include alignment tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: George Tendick
  • Patent number: 10208981
    Abstract: Example air duct assemblies include a pliable air duct supported such that the duct is maintained in a generally expanded shape even when the duct is deflated. In some examples, a series of hangers suspend the duct from one or more cables, tracks or other type of overhead support. The hangers are spaced apart and distributed over the length of the duct, and each one contributes in pulling the duct taut in the duct's longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Pinkalla, Jeff Logic, Kevin J. Gebke, Nicholas L. Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 10190832
    Abstract: An integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger and method of use are provided. The integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger includes an inlet configured to input an internal fluid; a first conductive bellows connected to the inlet, configured to accept the internal fluid from the inlet, configured to transfer heat between the internal fluid and an external fluid, and configured to compensate for a pressure by compressing in length; and an outlet configured to accept the internal fluid from the first conductive bellows and to output the internal fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie Srl
    Inventor: Silvio Giachetti
  • Patent number: 10155595
    Abstract: A hose management system with a longitudinally collapsible duct-like air hose may supply conditioned air for heating and/or cooling an aircraft. The system has a temperature controlled container and a motorized remotely controlled drive with treads for feeding out hose to a length appropriate to hook up to a stationary aircraft. The motorized drive also retracts the hose back into the container. The hose may have scuff strips, hook and loop fasteners, and reflective strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Twist, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe W. Wright, Frank Bair, Scott E. Schrinner, Dave McIntire
  • Patent number: 10138877
    Abstract: A pressure intensifier system includes a housing including a piston separating a first volume and a second volume. A high pressure pump, a low pressure manifold are coupled to a drain line and a slurry tank. A plurality of valves comprise a first state coupling the high pressure pump to the first volume and coupling the second volume to the low pressure manifold so a first portion of fluid in the second volume is communicated to the slurry tank and a second portion of the fluid is communicated to the drain. The valves comprise a second state coupling the high pressure pump to the second volume and coupling the first volume to the low pressure manifold so a first portion of fluid in the first volume is in communication with the slurry tank and a second portion of the fluid in first volume is in communication with the drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Vector Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Eli Oklejas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10118601
    Abstract: A brake hose support structure of a vehicle includes a brake hose through which pressure fluid is flowed between a pressure source mounted to the vehicle and a brake caliper of a disk brake device of the vehicle, and a hose support supporting the brake hose. The brake hose has a first end that is located adjacent to the pressure source, a second end that is located adjacent to the brake caliper, and a supporting portion that is disposed between the first and second ends. The hose support supports the brake hose at the supporting portion such that an axis of the brake hose extends parallel to a kingpin axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Takaaki Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10109960
    Abstract: An attachment device for cables is described herein. This attachment device includes a central body formed of a plastic material and defining a cavity configured to receive a temperature probe and a plurality of straps extending from the central body, each strap of the a plurality of straps configured to secure a cable to the central body, wherein the central body defines a wall having a first side configured to be in contact with the temperature probe and a second side in contact with a cable. This attachment device may notably be used in an electrical connection assembly having a connector, a temperature sensor disposed within the device, and at least two cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg SARL
    Inventors: Claude Casses, Gaelle Le Saux
  • Patent number: 10100950
    Abstract: A pipe clamp includes two clamp parts for fastening a pipe to a channel type profile element having a longitudinal slot. Each clamp part has a curved pipe clamping portion, where in a mounted state the pipe clamping portions of the respective clamp parts are positioned opposite each other to accommodate a pipe section. Each clamp part has an anchoring portion formed at one end of each clamp part to anchor the pipe clamp to the profile element. The anchoring portion is essentially formed as a leg with a hammerhead, which is insertable in the longitudinal slot of the profile element and rotatable to engage the slot edges. A flange is formed at another end of each clamp part. The pipe clamp furthermore includes a tightening member associated with the clamp flanges for tightening them together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: J. van Walraven Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Van Der Mik, Frank Nijdam
  • Patent number: 10086800
    Abstract: A system of motor vehicle windscreen wipers including at least one fluid circulation pipe, at least one heating element extending along said pipe, and at least one hydraulic connection connected hydraulically to said pipe. Additionally, the system includes a heat-conducting adapter in contact with said heating element. Furthermore, the heat-conducting adapter is arranged at a suitable distance to transmit at least some of the heat from said adapter to said hydraulic connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Jarasson, Vincent Izabel, Gérald Caillot
  • Patent number: 10066850
    Abstract: Example air duct assemblies include a pliable air duct supported such that the duct is maintained in a generally expanded shape even when the duct is deflated. In some examples, a series of hangers suspend the duct from one or more cables, tracks or other type of overhead support. The hangers are spaced apart and distributed over the length of the duct, and each one contributes in pulling the duct taut in the duct's longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary Pinkalla, Jeff Logic, Kevin J. Gebke, Nicholas L. Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 10059396
    Abstract: Disclosed is an equipment organizer or storage device for the storage, organization or hanging of various objects in a home or commercial setting. The device comprises an outer part and an inner part engaged into the outer part. The device components may be injection molded from common plastics such as polycarbonate and may optionally be created by 3D printing. The device may be used for storage of sporting equipment, such as bicycles, but may also be easily adapted for storing other items such as musical instruments and household items such as brooms and tools. The inventive device is adapted for ease of installation and use without damage to the stored item or its environment. The inventive device has a small footprint and it functions as an inexpensive storage solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bullet Ventures Limited
    Inventors: Jon Winebrenner, James Mallion, Liam Levesque
  • Patent number: 10060558
    Abstract: A hose section (10) for a sea water suction hose (50) and a method of assembling a sea water suction hose (50) is provided. The hose section (10) comprising attachment means (18) for attaching an auxiliary hose section (20) thereto. The method of assembling the sea water suction hose (50) comprising the steps of providing at least two sea water hose sections (10) each having an attachment means (18) for attaching an auxiliary hose section (20) thereto, attaching an auxiliary hose section (20) to each sea water hose section (10), connecting the auxiliary hose sections (20) together and connecting the sea water hose sections (10) together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Emstec GmbH
    Inventors: Burghard Brink, Ian Craig
  • Patent number: 10030365
    Abstract: A solenoid valve is supported by a supporting bracket at a position above a control valve. An erected section of the supporting bracket is arranged at a position separated from the control valve in a horizontal direction so as not to overlap with a hydraulic port in the control valve in a side view. A plurality of pilot pipes connected to the solenoid valve are held by a guide section in a bundled state so that the pilot pipes are routed in a vertical direction along the erected section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Okura, Masafumi Yoneda
  • Patent number: 10000963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spacer 101 for forming a spacing between glass panes 201, 203, with a top part 103 and a lower metal foil 105, the two parts introduces an overlap 209, 211 parallel to the sidewalls of the spacer. By having overlapping regions at the side walls the spacer is stiffened and thereby spacers can be produced of quite thin material e.g. only thin metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Rolltech A/S
    Inventors: Peter Barkholt Pedersen, Lars Hegelund Knudsen
  • Patent number: 9951531
    Abstract: A system is presented for covering a plurality of line sets with respective sizes. The system includes a first portion defining a plurality of slots formed along a sidewall of the first portion. The system also includes a second portion including a latch to extend from a sidewall of the second portion. The latch selectively engages one of the plurality of slots to secure the first and second portions with an opening therebetween of an adjustable size. The slot engaged by the latch is selected such the adjustable size of the opening corresponds to the respective size of the line set of the plurality of line sets to be covered by the system. A method is also presented for covering the plurality of line sets with respective sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen A. Coon
  • Patent number: 9927140
    Abstract: Pliable-wall air ducts with internal expanding structures are disclosed. An example air duct system includes a shaft to be disposed within an air duct, to extend in a longitudinal direction, and to be in longitudinal compression. The air duct system also includes a plurality of ribs to be coupled to the shaft and to engage an inner surface of the air duct and a spring to be disposed within the air duct, the spring to be coupled to the shaft. The spring under stress being a contributing factor in both the shaft being in longitudinal compression and the air duct being in longitudinal tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary Pinkalla, Frank Heim, Kevin J. Gebke, Nicholas L. Kaufmann, William A. Niehaus
  • Patent number: 9927139
    Abstract: Example air ducts comprising pliable tubular sidewalls are provided with example internal frameworks that hold the duct in a generally expanded shape even when the duct is depressurized. The framework tensions the pliable sidewall material along the length of the ducts to keep the material taut. In some examples, the framework is restrained within the duct such that the duct's sidewall, being in tension, holds the framework in compression longitudinally. Thus, in the longitudinal direction, the duct is in tension and the framework is in compression. To prevent the framework from buckling under the compressive force, some example frameworks comprise a central longitudinal shaft with a plurality of radial spokes and rings that help hold the shaft straight. In some examples, the rings also help hold the duct radially expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary Pinkalla, Frank Heim, Kevin J. Gebke, Nicholas L. Kaufmann, William A. Niehaus
  • Patent number: 9867967
    Abstract: Adjustable balloon catheter including an inner tubular member that has an inflation lumen defined therein. An expandable member is coupled to the distal end portion of the inner tubular member and has an inner chamber in fluid communication with the inflation lumen. The expandable member is transitionable between a deflated configuration and an inflated configuration. The expandable member defines has a non-cylindrical shape along at least a portion of a working length thereof when in the inflated configuration. An outer tubular member is movable relative to the inner tubular member, the outer tubular member includes a distal end. The outer tubular member is moveable between an extended position disposed over the expandable member and a retracted position proximal to the extended position. The outer tubular member is selectively positioned between the extended position and the retracted position to define an exposed length of the working length of the expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Marc Gianotti, Christoph Matthias M. Gugl, Petra Gunde, Tuncay Koc, Sebastian Alisch, Anna Haarmann-Thiemann, Michael Jetter, Axel Grandt
  • Patent number: 9863723
    Abstract: An integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger and method of use are provided. The integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger includes an inlet configured to input an internal fluid; a first conductive bellows connected to the inlet, configured to accept the internal fluid from the inlet, configured to transfer heat between the internal fluid and an external fluid, and configured to compensate for a pressure by compressing in length; and an outlet configured to accept the internal fluid from the first conductive bellows and to output the internal fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Silvio Giachetti
  • Patent number: 9808845
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to arcuate saddles typically used to anchor and suspend insulated or non-insulated pipes. One or more adhesive strips are mounted to the interior, concave surface of the saddles. In preferred embodiments the adhesive strips extend transverse to or parallel to the longitudinal axis of the saddles. Certain embodiments of the present invention involve methods of manufacturing arcuate saddles with adhesive strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Buckaroos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Rebholz, Kevin Romsey
  • Patent number: 9809415
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is provided for mounting a sheave roller to a ladder-type cable tray. The cable cables can be laid on the cable tray for routing through a building. The mounting assembly includes first and second housing parts which are moveable relative to each other. The housing parts are attached to respective rungs of the cable tray. A lock prevents the relative movement of the housing parts relative to each other once the mounting assembly is engaged with the cable tray. The sheave roller is rotatably attached to the one housing part. This quickly and easily installs the sheave roller on the cable tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Damon Joseph Henderson, Corey Britton Dir
  • Patent number: 9765905
    Abstract: A pipe support has an outer tubular support wall, an inner tubular support wall, spaced inwardly from the outer tubular support wall, and a connecting portion for maintaining the outer tubular support wall and the inner tubular support wall in a fixed, spaced apart relationship. The pipe support is intended for use in-trench and out-of-trench for supporting a pipeline during assembly, installation, testing and operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Pipesak Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Weyman Connors, James Andrew Blokker
  • Patent number: 9743929
    Abstract: An interchangeable shaft assembly for a surgical instrument that includes first and second drive systems. The interchangeable shaft assembly is configured for removable attachment to a housing of the surgical instrument. Various embodiments include a latch system that enables the interchangeable shaft assembly to be detached from the housing when the first drive system is unactuated but prevents the interchangeable shaft assembly from being detached from the housing when the first drive system is in an actuated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Leimbach, Mark D. Overmyer, Shane R. Adams
  • Patent number: 9649996
    Abstract: A RV holding tank disposal system for disposing of waste more quickly, cleaner and more sanitarily. The RV holding tank disposal system includes a duct assembly including a first pipe with inlet and outlet ends and a bore extending therethrough, a second pipe with an open first end, a second end, and a bore extending therethrough with the second pipe in operable communication with the first pipe, and a flexible hose with open first and second ends and a bore extending therethrough with the flexible hose fastened at the inlet end of the first pipe; a holding tank connector assembly connected to the duct assembly and adapted to be removably connected to a RV sewage holding tank; and a sewer adapter attachable to the duct assembly and adapted to be removably disposed in a sewer inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: David B. Mohlencamp
  • Patent number: 9528271
    Abstract: A rooftop support block is provided having tapered outside surfaces that terminate at a top surface. The top surface will carry another item that will be secured to the support block. The bottom of the block has a larger surface than the top to provide stability. The block further contains a hole that will allow a bolt or other fastener to secure the item to the support block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: PHD Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J Rook, Robert J Burnside
  • Patent number: 9505645
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a vacuum degassing apparatus configured so as to be capable of carrying out more simply exchange operation for an extension pipe made of heat-resisting metal and immersed in molten glass. The present invention includes a vacuum housing, a vacuum vessel, an introduction pipe and a discharge pipe which are assembled by a plurality of bricks, and an extension pipe connected to at least one of the introduction pipe and the discharge pipe and made of heat-resisting metal. The extension pipe is constituted by a base end portion, a body portion formed so as to be continuous to the base end portion, and a sealing flange extending from an outer peripheral side of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Wataru Miyoshi, Hiroaki Hamamoto, Suguru Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Uematsu, Michito Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9482253
    Abstract: A pipe supporting device includes a support portion for supporting a hydraulic pipe along an axis of the hydraulic pipe extending along a length of a boom, and a weld portion to be connected with an outer surface of the boom by fillet welding. The weld portion has a plurality of peripheral surfaces, the plurality of peripheral surfaces including: a pair of opposite perpendicular standing surfaces and extending in a direction substantially perpendicularly intersecting a first stress direction along the axis of the hydraulic pipe; and a pair of oblique standing surfaces extending from respective leading ends of the pair of opposite perpendicular standing surfaces to join each other. Each of the oblique standing surfaces extends in a direction oblique to the first stress direction and joins the corresponding one of the perpendicular standing surfaces at an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Handa, Kyohei Kosaka
  • Patent number: 9476532
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a protective device for a pressure line for conveying pressurized fluids, as well as to a pressure line section with a pressure line for conveying pressurized fluids and a corresponding protective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kröber, Ralf Pohlmann, Ingo Scheel
  • Patent number: 9470134
    Abstract: An off road type vehicle exhaust system including a muffler, a mounting bracket and a vibration insulator. The vibration insulator connects the muffler to the vehicle. The mounting bracket connects the muffler to the vibration insulator and includes a rod attached to the muffler and configured to mate with the vibration insulator and a heat shield having a first end secured to the muffler and a second end engaging the vibration insulator. The rod has a first portion secured to an outer surface of the muffler, a first bend, a second portion extending away from the muffler, a second bend, and a third portion which is at least generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the muffler. The heat shield includes a muffler engaging section and a vibration insulator engaging section. The vibration insulator engaging section includes a first wall extending from the muffler engaging section, a bend, and a second wall opposed to the first wall. The second wall also includes an opening through which the rod passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventor: Masayuki Hirukawa
  • Patent number: 9464734
    Abstract: Provided is a cord-like member holder for holding a cord-like member inserted into a through-hole provided in a partition wall of an operator's cab of a working machine, including a grommet made of elastic material to have an inner peripheral surface surrounding a cord-like member insertion hole and a sealing surface, and a fixture. The fixture includes a clamp section to clamp the grommet to bring an inner peripheral surface of the grommet into close contact with an outer peripheral surface of the cord-like member, and a fixing section joined to the clamp section and fastened to the partition wall. The clamp section clamps the grommet while relative displacement of the clamp section to the grommet in a direction of approaching the partition wall is restrained, and the fixing section is fastened to the partition wall to bring the sealing surface into close contact with the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Okura
  • Patent number: 9393911
    Abstract: A roof rack assembly for a motor vehicle includes roof rails having a recess and constructed to be fastened on a vehicle roof of the motor vehicle. A load carrier to be installed on the roof rails has a mounting projection engaging with the roof rails through the recess when the load carrier is installed and cooperating with a mounting receptacle for retaining the load carrier. The recess is closed by a cover when the load carrier is not installed, with a detection device detecting a cover state of the recess. A method for operating a controller of a motor vehicle and a corresponding controller are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Pfeiffer, Felix Ballweg, Wolfgang Schmid
  • Patent number: 9395098
    Abstract: A damper having a first seal and a second seal disposed to cooperatively engage an adjacent first blade end portion and second blade end portion such that a dead air space is created between the adjacent first seal and second seal in a damper closed position, and a first thermal gap and a second thermal gap disposed within said dead air space in the damper closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ruskin Company
    Inventors: Joseph Dean Enke, Edward N. Koop
  • Patent number: 9394061
    Abstract: A tunnel air-conditioning apparatus for air-conditioning a movable tunnel connected to a rotunda, the tunnel air-conditioning and heating apparatus may include an indoor unit that is mounted on the movable tunnel; an outdoor unit that is mounted on and connected to the indoor unit; and an outdoor-unit support unit that supports the outdoor unit to make the outdoor unit mounted on the indoor unit, wherein the outdoor-unit support unit may lift or lower the outdoor unit so as to adjust the space formed on the top part of the indoor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KOREA AIRPORTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Soo Kim, Seung Sang Cho, Seok Cheol Yang
  • Patent number: 9068685
    Abstract: A pipe anchor is disclosed having a pipe trunnion stop for attaching to an outer surface of a pipe by welding. A mating top cradle and a bottom cradle generally encircle and hold a length of the pipe. The bottom cradle has a pass-through to accommodate the pipe trunnion stop. There is a base onto which the bottom cradle sets, the base includes a void into which the pipe trunnion stop is secured. An insulation layer is positioned between the pipe and the top cradle and bottom cradle, and around the pipe trunnion stop. A bolting assembly on the top cradle and a mating bolting assembly on the bottom cradle secure the top cradle and the bottom cradle each other. Another embodiment includes multiple pipe trunnion stops along with respective pass-through and base void sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Rilco Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Bock, Joseph A. Donoghue, Kenneth L. Zagorski