Bushing Patents (Class 16/2.1)
  • Patent number: 10888014
    Abstract: A slide rail mechanism includes a slide rail and a bracket device. The bracket device is arranged to the slide rail. Wherein one of the slide rail and the bracket device includes a structure feature for communicating with two opposite sides of the slide rail mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ken-Ching Chen, Shun-Ho Yang, Chien-Li Huang, Chun-Chiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10882473
    Abstract: A grommet includes a tube; and a flange that has a greater diameter than the tube, the flange having an inner end that is located on an inner side in a radial direction and that is coupled to one end of the tube, wherein: the inner end of the flange is formed so as to bulge outward in a radial direction relative to an outer circumferential surface of the tube, and has an outer surface that faces toward the tube and an inner circumferential surface that is located on the opposite side of the outer surface, and faces toward an internal space of the flange, and a connection between the one end of the tube and the inner end of the flange is provided with a recess that is recessed in a direction from the outer surface of the inner end to the inner circumferential surface of the inner end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Hirokazu Nakai
  • Patent number: 10873158
    Abstract: A plug connector is provided which has a base body and a slide element, wherein the base body has a plug side and a connection side, wherein the plug connector forms a plug axis which extends from the plug side to the connection side through plug the connector, wherein the slide element surrounds the base body and is arranged on the same to be movable along the plug axis. The connector additionally has a securing element, wherein the securing element is arranged between the slide element and the connection side of the plug connector, and wherein the securing element is arranged on the base body to be movable between an open position and a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Harting Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Lückemeier, Andreas Doehring
  • Patent number: 10864864
    Abstract: Provided is a grommet with high durability against bending and a grommet-equipped wire. A wire can be inserted in a grommet. The grommet includes a first fixing portion to be fixed to a door panel, a second fixing portion to be fixed to a vehicle panel, and a connecting portion that is elastically deformable and that connects the first fixing portion and the second fixing portion to each other. In this grommet, in a closed state in which the door panel is closed relative to the vehicle panel, an intermediate portion of the connecting portion hangs down to a level that is lower than levels of opposite end portions of the connecting portion. Accordingly, when the door is opened, the vehicle panel and the door panel are separated from each other, and the intermediate portion of the connecting portion is thereby lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hisashi Kotani, Yoshinori Murase, Kei Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10862244
    Abstract: A cord-securing mechanism includes a base portion, an aperture, and a cord-securing portion coupled to the base portion. The cord-securing portion includes at least a pair of cord-retaining surfaces that oppose one another and are spaced apart by a cord-receiving slot. When used in combination with a cord, the cord-securing mechanism may assist with setting a position of the cord and with impeding the cord from returning to a default position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin C. Sze
  • Patent number: 10852498
    Abstract: An aerial terminal for optical fiber communication comprises at least one feeder port and a plurality of distribution ports, each distribution port comprising a flexible port having a seal, a press-in element and a clip, the aerial terminal being configured to receive a fiber through the at least one feeder port and to output a plurality of fibers through the plurality of distribution ports. Embodiments may comprise stackable loose tube fiber splice chips having a plurality of lower slots and a plurality of upper slots stacked on the plurality of lower slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Hill, William Cruzen
  • Patent number: 10818904
    Abstract: A through hole is provided in an insulating member. A bus bar is provided in the insulating member and constructed to electrically connect adjacent modules to each other when the insulating member is attached to a fixing member. A fastening bolt fastens the insulating member to the fixing member by being coupled to a nut through the through hole. A nut is provided in the through hole, and the through hole is provided to extend toward the fixing member when the insulating member is attached to the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Atsushi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10790655
    Abstract: To achieve high waterproofness, a grommet that is attached so as to cover a shield pipe and a corrugated tube so as to bridge therebetween includes a pipe-side end portion that is formed in a tubular shape capable of being sealingly connected to an outer circumferential side of the pipe, and a corrugated-side end portion that is formed in a tubular shape capable of being sealingly connected to an outer circumferential side of the corrugated tube. A plurality of sealing lips that closely contact to an outer surface of the shield pipe are formed on an inner surface of the pipe-side end portion. The sealing lips are disposed inside and outside a width region W that is fastened by a fastening band disposed on an outer surface of the pipe-side end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nakai, Tomohiro Yabashi, Masashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10787134
    Abstract: A grommet is provided with a small-diameter tubular portion that is fixated to an outer circumferential surface of a wire harness, a large-diameter tubular portion that is fixated to a through-hole of a fixed member, and an increasing-diameter tubular portion that connects the small-diameter tubular portion and the large-diameter tubular portion. The increasing-diameter tubular portion includes a small-diameter tubular portion-side end portion provided isolated from the small-diameter tubular portion on the outer circumference side of the small-diameter tubular portion, and a flexible connecting portion connecting an inner circumferential surface of the increasing-diameter tubular portion to the small-diameter tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Suenaga, Gousei Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10696248
    Abstract: A grommet includes an inner side harness insertion portion extending toward an inner side of a vehicle, an outer side harness insertion portion extending toward an outer side of the vehicle, a lip mountain base integrated with the inner side harness insertion portion, a lip mountain integrated with the lip mountain base, a panel abutment portion abutting on a periphery of the through hole in an outer side surface of a vehicle body panel, a connection portion connecting the lip mountain and the panel abutment portion, a work unit formed across the outer side harness insertion portion and the panel abutment portion, and a work pressing portion integrated with the outer side harness insertion portion and the work unit. A plurality of recesses are formed between facing surfaces of the work pressing portion and radially arranged about a central axis of the outer side harness insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Katsuya Yoshimura, Ryohei Toyoda, Yasunori Hattori, Tomoyoshi Katayama, Akinori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10684638
    Abstract: An appliance knob stabilization device includes a bushing defining a first passage receiving an appliance knob shaft of an appliance knob therein. The device includes a flange having a radially extending first surface with the bushing being integral therewith and extending axially therefrom. The first surface of the flange is mountable behind a front panel of an appliance such that the bushing extends outwardly through an opening defined in the front panel. The flange defines a second passage receiving an appliance shaft operably engaged with an actuatable component in the appliance. The first passage and the second passage cooperate to form a continuous passage. The appliance knob shaft engages the appliance shaft along the continuous passage to reduce lateral movement of the appliance knob perpendicularly to the appliance shaft during rotational actuation of the actuatable component by the appliance knob. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Stoufer
  • Patent number: 10670326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the vacuum-tight leading of an electric line through a high barrier film. The apparatus comprises a hollow pipe 1 having a collar 2 projecting therefrom; a high barrier film 3 having a passage hole 4 through which the hollow pipe 1 runs; and a pressing element 5 that is arranged at the side of the high barrier film 3 that is remote from the collar 2, and that urges the high barrier film 3 toward the collar 2, with the high barrier film 3 being arranged between the collar 2 of the hollow pipe 1 and the pressing element 5. The apparatus is furthermore characterized in that an electric line runs in the hollow pipe 1 that leads from the one side of the high barrier film 3 to the other side and in that a sealant is present in the hollow pipe 1 for the vacuum-tight closing of the hollow pipe 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Kerstner, Jochen Hiemeyer, Michael Freitag
  • Patent number: 10655664
    Abstract: A fastener assembly is configured to securely couple to a component. The fastener assembly includes at least one bushing, a first grommet that is coupled to the bushing(s), and a second grommet that is coupled to the bushing(s). The first grommet and the second grommet are configured to securely retain the component therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Chad M. Clark, Michael E. Fullerton
  • Patent number: 10651640
    Abstract: A grommet (1) including a body portion (3) dividing an inside and an outside of a mounting member, an electric wire insertion portion (7) extending from the body portion (3) toward the outside of the mounting member and configured to insert an electric wire, a seal portion (9) provided at an end of the electric wire insertion portion (7) to be in close contact with an outer circumference of the electric wire, and a protective portion (11) disposed on the electric wire insertion portion (7) and configured to extend along the electric wire insertion portion (7) and to cover an outer circumference of the electric wire exposed from the seal portion (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Tomoyasu Murakami
  • Patent number: 10625693
    Abstract: A wire routing member includes a cylindrical main body that is arranged at an end of an exterior cladding member collectively covering a plurality of wires. Partitioning walls that partition routing spaces for the respective wires are provided inside the main body, each partitioning wall projecting in a cantilever shape radially inward from an inner circumferential surface of the main body. The routing spaces are continuous with each other via a space at which inner ends of the partitioning walls face each other, such that the wires can pass through the space at which the inner ends of the partitioning walls face each other. The main body includes a split groove through which the wires can be inserted into one of the plurality of routing spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Takuya Nakaizumi
  • Patent number: 10626943
    Abstract: A grommet is formed by integrally fitting a substantially annular flange of a grommet interior to a substantially annular flange fitting groove of a grommet exterior. The grommet exterior includes a large-diameter cylindrical portion in which the flange fitting groove is formed inside, an anti-rotation rib that projects from the flange fitting groove toward inside of the large-diameter cylindrical portion, and a first reduced-diameter cylindrical portion that is provided on an attachment side of the grommet interior to the large-diameter cylindrical portion and that has a diameter smaller than that of the large-diameter cylindrical portion. The flange of the grommet interior is provided with a notch portion into which the anti-rotation rib is fitted. Further, the first reduced-diameter cylindrical portion includes a protrusion on the outer surface thereof that indicates the position of the anti-rotation rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro Namiki, Satoshi Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10590972
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first part made of composite material and a second part, which parts are held one against the other by at least one fastener system having a fastener element with a head from which there extends a shank. The fastener system further includes a bushing, the bushing including a collar presenting an inside face and an outside face of conical shape. The head of the fastener element bears against the inside face of the collar, while the outside face of the collar bears against a countersink formed in the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Julien Mateo
  • Patent number: 10590970
    Abstract: A plastic component has a connecting element that includes an attachment portion protruding at least in part from the plastic component as well as an anchoring portion, by which the connecting element is releasably connected to the plastic component and which has a smaller cross-sectional diameter than the attachment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maik Hammer, Johann Van Niekerk, Juergen Greil, Lars Leichtl, Katrin Krukowski
  • Patent number: 10595425
    Abstract: A closure (100/200) protects telecommunications circuitry from water and dust. The closure (100/200) includes a base (128) that has a sidewall (134) that extends upwardly from a bottom (118), and the sidewall (134) has at least one cable port (122/222). The closure (100/200) also includes a cover (126) that attaches to the base (128) to close an interior (130) of the closure (100/200). Further, a galvanic anode (124) is removably secured to the sidewall (134) of the base (128) of the closure (100/200) and electronic circuitry (132) is disposed within the interior (130) of the closure (100/200). The electronic circuitry (132) is active electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity Belgium BVBA
    Inventors: Nicolas De Jaegere, Eddy Luc Cams, Christiaan Radelet
  • Patent number: 10587104
    Abstract: A locking grommet system includes threaded-tube, locking-collar, and cover-plate. Locking grommet system is configured to penetrate a wall such that a user may pass objects through the wall penetration. Threaded-tube includes first-edge, second-edge, inside-surface, and outside-surface. Outside-surface includes male threads, and first-edge includes a lip. The lip is configured to contact a first-wall-surface. Cover plate is insertable into first-edge and configured to decrease the size of the opening of threaded-tube. Threaded-tube includes at least two tabs on inside-surface configured to provide user with a mechanism to rotate the threaded-tube in relation to the locking-collar. Locking-collar is cylindrical and includes collar-body and locking-tabs. The collar body includes front-edge, rear-edge, interior-surface, and exterior-surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony S. Pagoto
  • Patent number: 10562743
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a fairlead, and in particular to a hawse fairlead. In one example, the fairlead may include a wear insert positioned within a first opening of a fairlead frame configured to guide a rope and/or cable. The wear insert may be constructed from a denser material than the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Darren G. Fretz
  • Patent number: 10533591
    Abstract: Described herein are securing devices configured to hold one object to another. In some embodiments the securing devices are specifically configured to connect an umbrella to a table. The securing devices can comprise a base component configured to receive a first object and one or more support components configured to connect the base component, and thus the first object, to a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Rene Machado Guerra, Gisele Borne Garbin Guerra
  • Patent number: 10530094
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing configured to be mated with a mating connector along a mating direction, a shell made of a metal material and enclosing the housing, and a slide cam made of a metal material and slidable with respect to the housing and the shell in a sliding direction perpendicular to the mating direction. The slide cam has a cam portion guiding the mating connector along the mating direction, a first elastic portion configured to be pressed against a metal region of the mating connector, and a second elastic portion integrally formed in a single piece with the cam portion and the first elastic portion and configured to be pressed against a predetermined region of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Sumiyoshi Furuya, Hiroki Kondo, Shinji Amemiya, Fumito Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10515746
    Abstract: A grommet configured to provide support for a cable exiting of a housing is presented herein. The grommet has a generally elongate shape extending along a longitudinal axis. The grommet includes a sealing part configured to interact with an inner wall of an exit point of the housing, a sleeve arranged around the longitudinal axis and configured to be arranged outside of the housing to act as a cable relief on the outside of the housing, the sealing part, and one or more reinforcement members provided in a transition region between the sealing part and the sleeve. An electronic member including an electric cable connected to an electronic component present within the housing of the electronic member and the grommet as well as a method of the forming grommet is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Gert Droesbeke, Tim-Arvid Schroedter, Andre Oeken, Jannik Renfordt, Stefan Dubbert, Andre Kleinhoeltig
  • Patent number: 10414354
    Abstract: A vehicular harness using a wiring grommet having a broad utility and a high reliability can include a plurality of through-holes. The wiring grommet can include each of a first minimum thickness, a second minimum thickness, and a third minimum thickness, which can be thicker than a first threshold, a second threshold and a third threshold, respectively, and can also include a first side thickness, which can be thinner than a fourth threshold. The vehicular harness can include various wires, which can be contacted with each of inner convex surfaces having a diameter of 95 percent to 60 percent of inside diameters of the though-holes in an appressed state. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can include providing the vehicular harnesses using the wiring grommet, which can be used for vehicle lamps such as a rear lamp and the like, even when the wiring grommet is exposed to an external air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Noguchi, Daisuke Nagafuchi
  • Patent number: 10420230
    Abstract: A support can be easily attached to and is less likely to separate from an opening of a chassis of an electronic device. The support has a first elastic member having a recessed portion and configured to be fitted into the opening so that an opening surface of the recessed portion is directed to an inside of the chassis, and a second member having a protruding portion configured to be fitted into the recessed portion of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchiyama, Shigehiro Horiuchi, Shigeki Mori, Tetsuya Ohtani, Hiroaki Agata
  • Patent number: 10411448
    Abstract: A ring assembly may include a plurality of radially-concentric rings (18) selectively arrangeable to define an aperture (20) for a conduit fitting connection. A fastening mechanism (22) in each ring of the plurality of radially-concentric rings permits to detachably connect the plurality of radially-concentric rings to one another. The fastening mechanism may be arranged to permit a selectable annular grouping of the plurality of radially-concentric rings in the ring assembly to be detached from a remainder of the radially-concentric rings in the ring assembly located in the opening in the wall. The product may be purveyed as a kit of rings (18) that may be selectively arrangeable to form the ring assembly of radially-concentric rings to define the aperture for the conduit fitting connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10373737
    Abstract: There is provided a grommet with water-blocking performance improved by suppression of deformation of a rear end caused by deformation of a fastening fixing portion. The grommet includes: a rear band mounting portion 415 which fastens and fixes a portion displaced from the rear end and overlapping a corrugated tube 5 fitted in the grommet by using a band-shaped binding band 8; and a plurality of rear end-side annular protruding portion 411, first fixed-side annular protruding portion 412, and second fixed-side annular protruding portion 413 protruding from an inner peripheral face and extending in a circumferential direction and disposed along a front-rear direction X so as to be fitted with the corrugated tube 5 by use of protruding and recessed shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Shin Takahashi, Kotaro Tomita, Masanori Uchibori, Sumio Owari
  • Patent number: 10359091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vibration damping device including an outer attachment member (10) connected to one of a vibration generating part and a vibration receiving part, an inner attachment member (20) connected to the other, and an elastic body (30) configured to connect the outer attachment member (10) and the inner attachment member (20), wherein the outer attachment member (10) is formed in a cylindrical shape, the inner attachment member (20) includes a plate-shaped rigid member (21) disposed in the outer attachment member (10) and an interior member (28) located in the outer attachment member (10), fixed to the rigid member (21), and formed of a synthetic resin material, and, at protruding portions (22, 23) of the rigid member (21) which protrude outward from the outer attachment member (10) in an axial direction along a central axis (O) of the outer attachment member (10), mounting holes (22a, 23a) which are open in a diameter direction orthogonal to the axial direction and have a fastening
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Shunji Satou, Takashi Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10351082
    Abstract: A metal grommet includes a front body and a back body which are brought into contact with an object. The front body includes a flange provided with a plurality of fixing bosses, a cylindrical front barrel vertically protruding from the flange, a plurality of outer coupling teeth formed on a front end of the front barrel, and a plurality of rib grooves formed between the outer coupling teeth at regular intervals. The back body includes a flange provided with a plurality of fixing bosses, a cylindrical back barrel vertically protruding from the flange, the back barrel being inserted into the front barrel, and an inner coupling flare protruding from the flange and spaced apart from the back barrel, in which the inner coupling flare is formed by casting, and is pressed by a presser so that a front end of the inner coupling flare is bent inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Hong Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10349790
    Abstract: A refillable dispenser for pre-moistened wipes includes a flexible pouch. The pouch has a front wall, a back wall, and an interior space therebetween. A dispensing opening is formed in the front wall, and a movable cover can cover the dispensing opening. The dispenser includes a seam that can be opened to an open position and resealed to a closed position to connect the front wall to the back wall. The open position defines a refill opening. The dispenser includes a front wall eyelet extending through the front wall and a back wall eyelet extending through the back wall, and the front wall eyelet is superposed over the back wall eyelet. The dispenser includes a handle connected to the pouch via a handle connector. The handle connector extends through the front wall eyelet and the back wall eyelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Leslie Fulscher, Karen Marie Menard, Kam Mei Li
  • Patent number: 10336272
    Abstract: A clip-on spacer includes a retainer having a receiver and a resilient clip and a spacer element having a tang and a bolt guide. A front end module includes a bolster carrier, a grille carried on the bolster carrier and a clip-on spacer fixed to the bolster carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Alejandro Arguello Gleason, Stuart Cibulka
  • Patent number: 10290977
    Abstract: A lockout device includes a first ring portion positioned around a first side of a connector. A second ring portion is positioned around a second side of the connector. A fastener allows a user to selectively secure the ring portions thereby forming a tubular ring surrounding the connector. An inner facing protrusion extends toward a center of the tubular ring and into a gap present on the connector. The inner facing protrusion remains in the gap of the connector regardless of movement of the lockout device about the connector while the first ring portion is secured to the second ring portion. The inner facing protrusion holds the lockout device captive around the connector and the tubular ring covers a disconnection mechanism of the connector. A secondary tool is required in order to detach the first ring portion from the second ring portion for accessing the disconnection mechanism of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 3-CI Partnership
    Inventors: Steven Paul Cunningham, Colin Corasiniti
  • Patent number: 10272855
    Abstract: Provided is a grommet and a grommet attachment structure configured to prevent a foreign object from entering. The grommet is externally mounted to a bundle of wires, and to a through hole formed in a panel disposed between a waterproof region and a non-waterproof region, the grommet includes a body portion fitted to the through hole; a waterproof-side protruding portion protrudes from the body portion to the waterproof region side; and a non-waterproof-side protruding portion protrudes from the body portion to the non-waterproof region side. The non-waterproof-side protruding portion includes a tubular portion surrounding the bundle of wires, and a projecting piece portion disposed along a portion of an outer circumference of the bundle of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yabashi
  • Patent number: 10260552
    Abstract: A transmission cable locking device for vehicles may include a plurality of opposing locking clips rotating with respect to each other wherein the rotation determines a grip or release state of a transmission cable; a locking band provided between the locking clips and providing interconnecting tension between the locking clips; and a housing accommodating the locking clips and the locking band, and in which a hinge shaft is formed wherein the locking clips are coupled to the internal surface to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Aluri Vamsee Krishna, Eun Sik Kim, Hari Gothra Haridwarkar
  • Patent number: 10260777
    Abstract: A gas fueled water heater appliance having a temperature control switch is provided herein. The gas fueled water heater appliance may include a tank for storage of water for heating, a chamber wall, a gas burner, a valve, the temperature control switch, and a conductive probe. The chamber wall may define a combustion chamber. The gas burner may be positioned adjacent to the tank and within the combustion chamber to heat the water in the tank. The valve may control a flow of gaseous fuel to the gas burner. The temperature control switch may be in operable communication with the valve. The conductive probe may extend through the chamber wall from a first end positioned on the temperature control switch to a second end positioned within the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Michael Ward, Jonathan D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10246033
    Abstract: A protector includes: a first unit into which an electrical wire is to be inserted; and a second unit into which a portion of the electrical wire is to be inserted, the portion being other than a portion that is not to be inserted into the first unit. The first unit includes a coupling-target portion, and the second unit includes a coupling portion that is coupled to the coupling-target portion so as to be rotatable relative to the coupling-target portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouya Okamoto, Hiroki Hirai, Tetsuji Tanaka, Hiroomi Hiramitsu, Hiroshi Shimizu, Hitoshi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10230194
    Abstract: A protective cap is used when a male inner housing to which male terminals and electric wires are attached is passed through a bellows-shaped tubular portion of a grommet. A male outer housing mounted on an annular seal portion of the grommet and the male inner housing accommodated in the male outer housing in a state where the male inner housing accommodates and holds the male terminals connected to the electric wires constitutes the connector. The protective cap includes a circular cap main body having an accommodating recess that accommodates tab portions of the male terminals protruding more than a front face of the male inner housing, at least a front side of the male inner housing being fitted into the accommodating recess. An outer diameter of the cap main body is smaller than an inner diameter of the bellows-shaped tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yosuke Akagi, Kaoru Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10215945
    Abstract: A grommet adapted for insertion into a cable hanger includes a generally C-shaped main body formed of a polymeric material and having a longitudinal axis. Such a grommet can be securely held by a cable hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10214162
    Abstract: A grommet (1) provided with a body (9) with an annular shape which is to be mounted to a mounting member (3) and has a pair of opposing straight portion (5, 5) and a pair of arc portion (7, 7) which connect both ends of the pair of straight portions (5, 5), and a seal (11) which is continuously formed, in an elastically deformable manner, in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery side of the body (9) and is brought into close contact with a surface of the mounting member (3). The rigidity of the seal (11) is set so as to gradually increase from the side of the pair of straight portion (5, 5) toward the side of the pair of arc portion (7, 7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Masayoshi Kamenoue
  • Patent number: 10211616
    Abstract: A cable/line insertion is used to insert and thread at least one line into and through a wall opening into a housing wall. The insertion comprises an insertion sleeve for inserting into the wall opening, a pressing flange which projects substantially radially outwards from same, in places, and a clamping part which in particular can be screwed in the direction of the pressing flange onto the insertion sleeve, and a fastening section of the insertion sleeve, which is arranged opposite the clamping part. The fastening section comprises a contact surface which projects at least in places substantially radially outwards, which contact surface can be engaged from behind by a plug part for pressing the pressing flange to an opening edge of the wall opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Protection Systems IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Sauer, Reiner Naumann
  • Patent number: 10183636
    Abstract: A sealing grommet for a sealed feedthrough of a strand-shaped element through a wall, in particular for a cable feedthrough for the automotive sector, is configured for insertion in an installation direction into an opening, bordered by the wall and with a predefined opening width. The sealing grommet has a grommet body with a push-through area which extends in the installation direction and which is fed through the opening in the installation direction during installation, in such a way that it engages behind the wall in the installed state. An auxiliary element facilitating the insertion into the opening is provided, which has a circumferential sliding area containing at least one sliding surface, and wherein the at least one sliding surface bears at least partially on a circumferential surface of the push-through area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Kaefer, Matthias Groetsch, Gerhard Hein, Joerg Sauder
  • Patent number: 10155457
    Abstract: A seat back pivot assembly includes a floor mounting bracket and a seat bushing assembly. The floor mounting bracket includes a receiver having an entry end, a locating end and a neck between the entry end and the locating end. The seat bushing assembly includes a shoulder bolt, a bushing and a spring. A shoulder on a head end of the shoulder bolt is received and held in the locating end of the receiver when the seat back pivot assembly is fully assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Khaled Ayyash, Michael Kryzaniwskyj, Bryan D. Warju, II, Mark A. Caye, Kurt Leon Kormos, Peter Desmond Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10141683
    Abstract: A high-voltage cable fitting with a rigid core insulator that has a first conical outer surface extending concentrically about a longitudinal axis. An elastomeric stress relief element has a first conical inner surface is designed for mating the first conical outer surface at an interface. A rigid member is provided for pressurizing the elastomeric stress relief element at the interface. The stress relief element is pressed onto the rigid core insulator. The rigid member has at least one pressure enhancing portion extending circumferential about the longitudinal axis for causing an additional axial expansion stress in a sleeve portion of the stress relief element extending along the first conical outer surface of the core insulator in an assembled state of the cable fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Jan Czyzewski, Victoria Maurer, Radim Lichy, Torbjörn Sörqvist
  • Patent number: 10122156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for fixing a pipe and an electric wire that fastenedly blocks a fastening hole formed on a vehicle roof by means of a first connection member adapted to pass the pipe therethrough and a second connection member adapted to pass the electric wire therethrough, thus reducing the number of fastening holes formed on the vehicle roof and achieving easy assembling. According to the present invention, the device includes: a first connection member having a first through hole adapted to pass the pipe therethrough and a hollow portion formed on a given region thereof; and a second connection member having a second through hole adapted to pass the electric wire therethrough, wherein the second connection member has the corresponding shape to the hollow portion in such a manner as to be integrally formed with the first connection member, so that the first connection member and the second connection member block a fastening hole formed on a given region of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Chan Joo Maeng, Dae Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10113602
    Abstract: Deformable spacers and spacer assemblies absorb energy when flange bolts are subjected to compressive axial loads by plastically deforming, failing in shear, rupturing or in a combination of failure modes so the flange bolts and the flanges connected thereby are not damaged. One deformable spacer may have a hollow cylindrical body with a plurality of elongated slots there through. Another deformable spacer may have an annular stiffener extending inwardly from an inner surface of a hollow cylindrical body. A spacer assembly may include an inner cylindrical body, and outer cylindrical body, and an annular shoulder extending from one of the bodies and engaged by the other body shears when a shear failure load is applied to the flange bolt. Another spacer assembly may include an annular belt around a cylindrical body so that the belt will rupture before the cylindrical body plastically deforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Adrian Stanescu
  • Patent number: 10112557
    Abstract: A thermally compliant grommet assembly for a combustor includes first and second shells spaced apart from one another and a grommet having a tubular portion projecting into a hole in the second shell and defining a bore in fluid communication through the first and second shells. The grommet further has an oblong flange portion extending circumferentially around and projecting outward from the tubular portion. The oblong flange portion is located between and is in sealing contact with the first and second shells. At least one of the first and second shells is constructed and arranged to move between cold and hot states and generally along a thermal displacement path. The oblong flange portion is generally elongated along the path to maintain sealing contact with at least one of the shells as the shells move between the hot and cold states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Sandoval
  • Patent number: 10087984
    Abstract: A plain bearing comprising a generally cylindrical sidewall having a first axial end and a second axial end; and a curved portion disposed at the first axial end, wherein the generally cylindrical sidewall has a thickness, wherein the curved portion has an effective material thickness, wherein the effective material thickness of the curved portion is n-times thicker than the thickness of the generally cylindrical sidewall, and wherein n equals 2, 3, 4, or even 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Alan F. Hunter, Zbigniew M. Koziol, Nicholas F. Witting
  • Patent number: 10081269
    Abstract: The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a bushing assembly to support a seat frame, where the bushing assembly includes first and second bushings connected to first and opposing second sides of the seat frame. The first and second bushings are comprised of first and second polymeric materials and include first and second support portions with first and second longitudinal lengths along a longitudinal direction, respectively, wherein the first longitudinal length differs than the second longitudinal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob Shen, Sophia Ouyang, Luther Wang, Colin Cai
  • Patent number: 10077804
    Abstract: A thrust bearing for use with a rotary valve is provided. The thrust bearing includes a journal portion and a thrust portion. The journal portion is sized to be disposed between a valve body of the rotary valve and a drive shaft of the rotary valve. The thrust portion is sized to be disposed between the valve body and a control member disposed within the valve body and movable relative to a valve seat disposed within the valve body via a drive shaft to control fluid flow through the valve body. The thrust portion includes a flat surface adapted to engage a corresponding flat surface of the valve body when the bearing is subject to a combined thrust and torsional load via the drive shaft, such that the bearing can accommodate the combined thrust and torsional load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Bryan Q. Leger