Attaching Of Bridge Or Tie Member Patents (Class 228/138)
  • Patent number: 11369041
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid cooling manifold. The liquid cooling manifold includes a channel body and a plurality of fluid connectors. The channel body includes a base, a wall portion and a fixing portion. The wall portion is connected between the base and the fixing portion, and a fluid channel is formed among the base, the wall portion and the fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a plurality of fixing openings respectively in fluid communication with the fluid channel. The plurality of fluid connectors are respectively disposed on the fixing portion and fixed to the corresponding one of the plurality of fixing openings and respectively in fluid communication with the fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Ming-Tang Yang, Teng-Chiao Shen
  • Patent number: 10294657
    Abstract: A gusset connection that allows greater relative movement between connected structural members and simplifies erection in the field. The gusset connection can be a first gusset portion moveably or fixedly connected to a vertical column and a second gusset connection moveably or fixedly connected to a horizontal beam. A diagonal brace is moveably or fixedly connected to the gusset connection. The first and second gusset portions are not directly connected to each other to allow relative movement between the column, beam, and diagonal brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Constantine Shuhaibar
  • Patent number: 9604318
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a tailored sheet metal strip, comprising at least one welding station, by means of which at least two sheet metal strips can be welded to one another along their longitudinal edges, and at least two strip feeding devices for respectively feeding one of the sheet metal strips into the at least one welding station, wherein the at least two strip feeding devices and the at least one welding station define a production line. A further-processing station for further processing is integrated in the production line downstream of the at least one welding station in the strip running direction and is equipped with tools for applying reinforcing material, to local points of at least one of the sheet metal strips which are connected to one another, for punching holes and/or for forming at least one of the sheet metal strips which are connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Wisco Lasertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Alber, Martin Retzbach
  • Patent number: 9552946
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vacuum interrupter, and particularly, to a vacuum interrupter having enhanced performance of discharging air from the interior of a bellows in a breaking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jaeseop Ryu
  • Patent number: 8936187
    Abstract: A connecting method of a single core electric wire to a stranded electric wire which can prevent a contact resistance from increasing is provided. The connecting method includes a tube inserting process that a single core wire and a twisted wire are respectively inserted from openings and of a tubular joint terminal having a single core wire inserting part from an end part to a prescribed position in an interior side and a twisted wire inserting part from the other end part to the single core wire inserting part in the interior side, and a metallic bond process that an end face contacts under pressure with an end face and the single core electric wire is rotated in a twisting direction of the twisted wire to metallically bond the end faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Fumie Hino
  • Patent number: 8820613
    Abstract: A method of shortening an end of a well car includes removing a plurality of parts that would inhibit the shortening process; cutting a shear plate and a set of side sill angles at a location on the well side of the end assembly; detaching the end assembly from a main body of the well car; on each side of the main body: cutting the top tube at a location above a monument plate that is just beyond a reinforcement plate attached to the monument plate; cutting through a weld between the monument and reinforcement plates and a side sheet; cutting through the side sheet generally at the attachment location of the monument and reinforcement plates; and cutting the shear plate of the main body with a contoured cut such that the remaining shear plate has a contoured pattern substantially matching the cut shear plate under the removed end assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: TTX Company
    Inventors: William R. Halliar, Frank F. Stec, Bruce E. Keating
  • Publication number: 20130050912
    Abstract: Each knuckle is molded in and/or around a coupling structure that is either welded to or is an integral part of the section. The coupling structure can be a bracket that is welded to an inner surface of a section, and the bracket is constructed to have a cross-section that minimizes capacitance. In one embodiment, a first bracket can be welded to a first conductive section, and a second bracket can be welded to a second conductive section. A knuckle constructed from an insulating material that is overmolded within and around the first and second brackets such that the first and second conductive sections are coupled together. The first and second conductive sections and their respective brackets are spaced a predetermined distanced apart, thereby ensuring the conductive sections are electrically isolated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel William Jarvis
  • Patent number: 8292161
    Abstract: A welding alignment and spacing article is provided for forming a welding gap between two structures to be welded together. The article includes a body having first and second surfaces that are spaced from each other at a selected spacing distance to define a region of selected body thickness. The body is formed from a non-metallic degradable body material in the region that can be wholly or partially degraded by exposure to a degrading agent to reduce the body thickness. The degradable body material is sufficiently incompressible to be useable as a spacer that maintains a specified welding gap distance between the two structures to be welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Hacikyan
  • Patent number: 7341176
    Abstract: Method of tying two or more components together using a fastener. Each component is provided with a hole and the components are placed so that the holes overlap one another in order to receive the fastener in the holes. The fastener is placed in the holes and mechanically pressure-loaded and heated in order to deform the fastener to tie the components together. The fastener is heated essentially only during the fastener deformation phase in order to minimize the heat transfer from the fastener to the components being tied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Volvo Aero Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Lundström, Joachim Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 7150418
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gas supply nozzle plate constructed by laminating a plurality of metal members each having a fluid path and branch. A fluid nozzle plate member provided by the invention has high sealing at a joined part, and high reliability even when used in high vacuum or at a high temperature. The fluid nozzle plate member comprises a plurality of plate-like metal members each having a fluid path and/or a branch. In this case, the plurality of plate-like metal members are laminated, and the laminated surfaces thereof are joined together by press forging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
    Inventors: Katsumi Watanabe, Akira Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 6851468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat exchanger, in particular a refrigerant condenser, especially for a motor vehicle air-conditioning unit. The heat exchanger is comprised of a block of tubes and fins and of collecting tubes which are arranged on both sides and receive the ends of the tubes, and of a collector which is arranged parallel to a collecting tube. A method for manufacturing the heat exchanger is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: BEHR GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Martin Kaspar, Michael Kohl, Gerrit Woelk
  • Patent number: 6793121
    Abstract: An automobile climate control system has a coolant dispersing device to allow coolant to flow. A heat exchanger cools the coolant. A manifold block allows the coolant to transfer between the coolant dispersing device and the heat exchanger. The manifold block is in communication with the heat exchanger and the coolant dispersing device. At least one separately formed clasp is fixedly mounted to the manifold block. The at least one clasp has separate legs to fixedly mount the at least one clasp to the heat exchanger. The at least one clasp has a first flange member. A first end of the first flange member is fixedly mounted to an aperture in the manifold block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignees: Newfield Technology Corporation, Visteon Automotive Systems
    Inventors: Minoru Nitta, Ramchandra L. Patel
  • Publication number: 20040035698
    Abstract: The present application pertains to unconventional sputter target/backing plate assemblies (10) for high power operation and to the low temperature method of making them. The sputter target/backing plate assemblies (10) comprise targets (12) and backing plates (16) having dissimilar thermal coefficients of expansion. Although the consolidated targets (12) and backing plates (16) have dissimilar thermal coefficients of expansion, they are able to be bonded together and used at high sputtering temperatures without bowing or bending and are able to utilize backing plates (16) normally associated with a specified target metal. In the method of making, a plurality of male projections (16) are formed in one member of the assembly (10) with a plurality of corresponding female grooves (32) formed in the other surface. The assembly (10) is bonded by conventional techniques around an annular zone that surrounds the male (26) and female portions (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Eugene Y. Ivanov, Bruce E. Peacock
  • Patent number: 6514631
    Abstract: A heating furnace tube, a method of using the same and a method of manufacturing the same which have been developed with a view to eliminating inconveniences occurring when a carbon-containing fluid is made to flow in the heating furnace tube. The heating furnace tube which comprises a rare earth oxide particle distributed iron alloy containing 17-26 wt. % of Cr and 2-6 wt. % of Al. The method of manufacturing this heating furnace tube which comprises the steps of forming or inserting an insert metal on or into at least one of a joint end portion of one heating furnace tube element and that of the other heating furnace tube element, bringing these two joint end portions into pressure contact with each other directly or via an intermediate member, and diffusion welding the two heating furnace tube elements to each other by heating the insert metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: JGC Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Yamamoto, Takeo Murata, Rin Sasano, Kenji Sato, Toshikazu Nakamura, Muneyasu Ichimura, Kunio Ishii, Keizo Hosoya
  • Patent number: 6371357
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed chamber and the method of manufacturing same, which comprises the steps of: (a) preparing two aluminum or aluminum alloy material members which face each other; (b) forming at least one extending groove portions on a surface to be metal-bonded of one of the two aluminum or aluminum alloy material members, which groove portion extends in a manner to make an enclosure; (c) forming at least one corresponding extending protruding portions on a surface to be metal-bonded of the other of the two aluminum or aluminum alloy material members, which protruding portion extends in a manner to make a corresponding enclosure; and (d) receiving internally packaged parts therebetween, inserting the at least one extending protruding portions into the at least one corresponding extending groove portions so as to be fitted, and causing the at least one extending protruding portions and the at least one extending groove portions to be metal-bonded by press-forging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Furakawa Electric Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Katsumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6296172
    Abstract: Dovetail seals are quickly and inexpensively applied to turbine buckets or rotor disks by ultrasonically welding a piece of material onto the dovetail portion of the bucket or the disk slot of the rotor disk. The method includes placing the piece of material into contact with the appropriate turbine structure and applying a compressive force so as to press the piece of material against the turbine structure. Ultrasonic energy is then applied to the piece of material so as to ultrasonically weld it to the turbine structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mark Lloyd Miller
  • Patent number: 6247636
    Abstract: A golf club head is formed from two separate pieces. One of such pieces constitutes the face plate while the other piece constitutes the sole plate and the top crown of the club head. The pieces are welded together to form a hollow shell. The sole plate and the top crown are connected together with a hinge. These hinged pieces are joined in a closed position in a nest die and spot welded together. The face plate is then seam welded to the sole plate and the top crown in an argon chamber to form an integral unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Inventor: Donald J. C. Sun
  • Patent number: 6209775
    Abstract: A bracket for a machine frame, such as a core molding machine frame, having horizontal and vertical members includes first and second legs adapted for attachment to the machine frame members. The first and second legs are formed from a plate material and extend perpendicular to each other. The bracket is welded around its periphery to the machine frame. A free end of at least one of the first and second legs has a tapered portion, and one or more openings may be provided in the bracket. An outer periphery of the tapered portion and an inner periphery of the openings are welded to the machine frame for further extending the total weld length and reducing stress concentration in the weld joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Hayes Lemmerz International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. McKibben
  • Patent number: 6206270
    Abstract: A method of assembling needles for eyebrow makeup comprises the steps of inserting short needles into holes, wrapping a thermoplastic tube onto distal ends of short needles, inserting a long needle through thermoplastic tube and one hole such that sharp points of the needles contact top surface of planar heat-proof plate, moving needles and fastener plate assembly into oven to heat for integrally forming a needle assembly, taking needle assembly and fastener plate assembly from oven, removing needle assembly from the fastener plate assembly, inserting needle assembly into a hole through a tapered portion of fastener body for compressing the sharp ends of needles, and soldering needles together form a complete needle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: Te Shih Huang
  • Patent number: 6142358
    Abstract: Break-away tethers to secure electronic, mechanical, optical, or other microstructures, during release from one substrate and transfer to another. Microstructures are fabricated with integrated tethers attaching them to a first substrate. The structures are undercut by etching and contacted and bonded to a second substrate. First and second substrates are separated, breaking the tethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michael B. Cohn, Roger T. Howe
  • Patent number: 6036078
    Abstract: A method of repairing a weak spot in the wall of a vessel, which method comprises (a) securing at least one support element to the wall of the vessel in the neighborhood of the weak spot, wherein the ends of the support element(s) are fixed to the wall of the vessel; (b) covering the surface of the wall around the weak spot by means of a weld overlay in overlay area; (c) causing a support element to elongate by an amount which balances the thermal expansion caused by the welding; and (d) removing the support element after the welding has been substantially completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Ernest Stanley Benn, Simon Kam-Sang Yuen
  • Patent number: 5921591
    Abstract: A pipe connecting assembly and method for joining two lengths of steel pipe in the field without the need for welding the connection includes a pair of tubular members both having cylindrical exterior and interior surfaces that substantially conform to the exterior and interior surfaces of the two lengths of steel pipe. At one end of one of the tubular members a male connector is formed. The male connector has a plurality of annular flat and tapered ridges and flat annular surfaces formed thereon. At one end of the other tubular member a female connector is formed. The female connector has a plurality of flat annular ridges and tapered and flat surfaces formed thereon. In employing the tubular members in connecting the two lengths of steel pipe, the ends of the members opposite the male and female connectors are first welded to opposed ends of the steel pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Inventor: Michael E. Argent
  • Patent number: 5839643
    Abstract: In a weld-coupling portion 3 which is formed by fitting an inner peripheral surface 2b of an end portion of a pump shell 2 to a lower-step surface 4a of a stepped portion 4 formed on an outer peripheral surface of an end portion of a front cover 1 of a torque converter and then welding them together while abutting an end surface 2a of the end portion of the pump shell 2 with a stepped surface 4a of the stepped portion 4 of the front cover 1, the weld-coupling portion 3 is cut down to a level of the lower-step surface 4a of the front cover 1 in such a predetermined cutting width as to evenly cut a front cover side and a pump shell side of the weld-coupling portion 3 in order to separate the front cover 1 and the pump shell 2 apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yutaka Giken
    Inventors: Koji Inoue, Takashi Ogai
  • Patent number: 5511720
    Abstract: An end fitting is secured to a flexible metal hose comprised of a corrugated tube enclosed in a tubular braid in a manner that provides a single weld operation. An end of the hose is cut to bring the tube and braid ends into alignment. Thereafter, an end fitting is moved over the hose end and radially swaged into gripping engagement with the hose. A circumferential deep penetration weld integrally secures all the components, namely, the tube, the braid, and the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Swagelok Quick-Connect Co.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Zaborszki, Gregory Kreczko
  • Patent number: 5377900
    Abstract: A method of mechanically mating two workpieces when one of the workpieces lacks physically matable surface characteristics. An adaptor is formed through crystallographic etching techniques and is precisely positioned and mounted to the surface of the workpiece lacking physical features in order to provide mechanical points of contact for mating with the other workpiece. Solder points are formed on the surface of the workpiece and the adaptor by photolithographic metalization. The adaptor is then solder bump mounted to the surface of the workpiece for highly precise positioning. The adaptor forms precisely positioned points of contact for mechanical mating with the physical features of the other workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventor: Ernest E. Bergmann
  • Patent number: 5362935
    Abstract: An end portion of a steel bar such as a reinforcing bar is planed at an angle to form a oblique tip surface having a prescribed angle for an arc welding. The end portion of the steel bar is fitted within a guide member comprising a butting tab that extends forward, guide edge portions that start from diametrically opposite sides of a base portion of the butting tab and extend backward from a position at a distance from a surface to which the bar is to be welded, but protrude further outward than the oblique tip surface, and a slit formed in the axial direction of end portions of the guide edge portions. An end portion of the butting tab is trimmed into an end shape in accordance with a surface to which the bar is to be welded and is butted against that surface. Weld beads are then built up in sequence from the inner surface of the butting tab and between the surface to which the bar is to be welded and the oblique tip surface at the end portion of the steel bar, to form a single weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignees: Toatsu Corporation, Hisashi Ariyasu
    Inventors: Hisashi Ariyasu, Yoichi Aikawa
  • Patent number: 5348211
    Abstract: A method of joining two sections of metallic pipe (1), each of which has a thermoplastic polymer lining (3), to form corrosion resistant joints is disclosed. The method comprises inserting a sleeve (10) into each section of two pipes (1) that are to be joined so as to form a fluid tight seal between the liner (3) and the sleeve (10). The end of each section of pipe is then bevelled, and the two sections are welded together so as to form a corrosion resistant weld between each section of pipe and each sleeve and between each of the sleeves. The method is particularly useful in the lining of metallic pipe in the field e.g. in pipelines, without having to form flange joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Du Pont Canada Inc.
    Inventors: George White, David C. King
  • Patent number: 5104030
    Abstract: An inline splicing system for brittle conductors which is comprised of a superconductor core, a superconductor coil having a length of conductor wound upon it with a terminal end, a supply spool of compatible conductor having a terminal end, both conductors being in an abutting relationship for a prescribed length, a spacer located between a portion of the abutting length and the core, and a soldering means which creates a solder along the abutting length that conforms to the circular surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Ranze
  • Patent number: 5090610
    Abstract: A method of assembling a rotary kiln that has steel plates lining the kiln which overlie an insulation layer, and which are mounted on hangers projecting through the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Inventors: Jorgen O. Bernt, Barry C. Forster, Allan J. Blain
  • Patent number: 4962446
    Abstract: An electrode terminal for an electrolytic capacitor capable of eliminating arrangement and welding of a lead wire to accomplish satisfactory quality control and improve productivity. The capacitor is adapted to be used for a capacitor including a capacitor element. The terminal includes a terminal body consisting of a flat section connected to the capacitor element of the capacitor and a cylindrical section serving as an electrode lead and a contact element made of a material exhibiting good solderability and securely mounted on an outer end of the cylindrical section in a leadless manner. The cylindrical section may be formed with a ring-like flange at a portion thereof contiguous to a sealing member of the capacitor. The contact element may be formed on a bottom thereof with an air vent hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1990
    Assignee: New Central Corporation
    Inventors: Tadao Asakura, Shizuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 4932583
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus which non-metallurgically attaches two dissimilar metals and, in particular, but not by way of limitation, a method and an apparatus for non-metallurgically attaching corrosion resistant metals to non-corrosion resistant metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Inventor: Paul B. LaCombe
  • Patent number: 4885044
    Abstract: A process is provided for heat treating an annular martensitic heat-affected zone. The heat-affected zone is commonly created in the outer segment of a pipeline wall as a result of applying a circumferential fillet weld to the pipe. The embrittled zone creates a weakness in the pipe wall and it is therefore desirable to heat treat it. The heat-treating process is carried out in connection with a situation where the pipeline has an open end located close to the weld and a plug has been inserted in the bore of the line to isolate the main part of the line from the pipe end having the weld. An expandable and contractable insulating ring is inserted into the pipe bore. The ring is associated with a closure member which blanks and seals the open end of the pipe. The isolating plug is removed and the ring is positioned beneath the weld and expanded to abut the pipe wall. A final circumferential weld or bead is then applied to the existing weld, which causes heating of the martensitic zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Assignee: Interprovincial Pipe Line Company
    Inventor: Donald D. Savard
  • Patent number: 4819618
    Abstract: A IR-192 platinum wire implant includes a core area 0.1 mm in diameter, comprised of 25 percent iridium and 75 percent platinum. This core area is encased in a 100 percent platinum sheath of 0.15 mm thickness in cross-section and 0.075 mm thickness at its end portions. Therefore, the entire implant insert is 0.4 mm in diameter. Further, the iridium/platinum composite implant includes means for allowing it to be cut to any length desired so that cutting of the composite metal through cross-section would effectively squeeze the 0.15 mm sheath coating around the end portion of the iridium/platinum core and effectively achieve the 0.075 mm thickness at the end portion, thus sealing the end portion of the implant . There would further be provided a method for achieving the cutting of the composite implants to various pre-determined lengths and maintaining the sealed end portions upon completion of the cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Inventor: Sam F. Liprie
  • Patent number: 4799861
    Abstract: Pump having an impeller with accurately formed radial passages and the method for making it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: Warren Pumps, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Paugh, Jr., Charles J. Hinckley
  • Patent number: 4735355
    Abstract: There is provided a remotely constructible, three dimensional space frame for a motor vehicle which comprises a plurality of elongated, metal structural members with outer surfaces and having axially uniform cross sections and a plurality of thin walled, interconnecting metal castings of at least first and second types. These metal castings each have (a) a saddle portion with a contour matching a portion of the cross section for one of the structural members and are laterally engageable with that one structure for axial movement of the casting along the structure and (b) a receptacle with an elongated tubular portion having a cross section matching the cross section of another structural member and intersecting with the saddle portion of the casting at a given angle so that the thin walled metal casting can be moved axially along one of the structural members and will receive a second structural member by movement of that second member into the casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Mr. Gasket Company
    Inventor: James R. Browning
  • Patent number: 4733456
    Abstract: A vacuum interrupter whose envelope comprises a cylindrical insulated casing and top and bottom metal end bells that support movable and fixed contact rods. The cylindrical wall portion of the end shields are secured to the cylindrical wall portion of the end bells and are positioned by snap arrangement of mating deformations, preferably protruberations and mating voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph C. Sofianek, Ugo R. Tognella, Richard J. Bonnett
  • Patent number: 4732311
    Abstract: A method of producing a lightweight and corrosion-resistant heat exchanger is disclosed. An aluminum tube with a plurality of passage bores therein is formed by extrusion. A layer of a brazing material comprising an aluminum alloy having an electrode potential value lower than that of the tube material is formed on the tube surface with the aid of a non-corrosive flux. The tube is bent into a zigzag winding form so as to have a plurality of substantially parallel runs. Corrugated fin members of aluminum or aluminum alloy are placed between respective adjacent runs of the tube. The tube and the fin members are heated together up to the melting point of the brazing material so that they are bonded together by the brazing material to form the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignees: Nippondenso Co., Ltd., Furukawa Aluminum Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hasegawa, Yutaka Murakami, Toshio Ohara
  • Patent number: 4708496
    Abstract: A structure and method for attaching bearing inserts including a bearing ring having through holes therein into which said inserts are press fitted and an underlying brazing ring, which, when heated, attaches the bearing inserts to the bearing ring and the bearing ring and inserts to an adjoining structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventor: James N. McPherson
  • Patent number: 4678112
    Abstract: In production of a serpentine-type aluminum heat exchanger having an aluminum flat tube with a plurality of fluid passageways and aluminum header pipes connected to opposite ends of the flat tube, flat sleeves with outer end flanges of aluminum alloy brazing filler metal are fitted on the opposite end portions of the flat tube while the end flanges being in contact with outer surfaces of the header pipes. The sleeves and end flanges are melted by heating so that the header pipes are brazed to the flat tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Sanden Corporation
    Inventors: Mikio Koisuka, Hisao Aoki
  • Patent number: 4625437
    Abstract: A digging bucket lip is provided with one or more shrouds, each shroud having a blunt forward portion and a rearward portion divided into two spaced-apart legs. There are apertures through the legs, preferably in alignment. Rings are slidably disposed in the apertures and are welded on their inner margins to the lip disposed between the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Engineered Equipment Company
    Inventors: Linden T. Curtis, William G. Franklin, John R. Olds
  • Patent number: 4589587
    Abstract: Firstly, individual wall parts are welded together from a cooling rib element (1), a tub side wall (2) and a frame part (3), the cooling rib element (1) being reinforced by strips (8, 9) and bars (10, 11). The individual wall parts are mounted on an assembly plate (16) by means of positioning bolts (17) and are held together by stirrups (18). By means of spot welds on the sloping, upwardly bent edges (6, 7) of cooling rib elements (1), the wall parts form a dimensionally stable casing, on which the various vertical and horizontal welds can be made. Due to the fact that the dimensionally stable wall parts are used for producing the transformer tank, the proportion of manual labor in the production of this tank can be considerably reduced, because welding takes place at clearly defined, easily accessible points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Zschokke Wartmann AG
    Inventor: Walter Kanis
  • Patent number: 4566623
    Abstract: A method of making an assembly of a metal tube and a flange body having an opening therein through which the tube is passed during assembly, comprising, deforming the flange resiliently to enlarge the opening to allow passage of the tube, inserting and passing the tube through the opening to the desired position, and allowing the flange to resiliently recover toward its condition prior to deformation thereby being urged into engagement with the tube at the opening. In another form of the method, the tube opening is large enough to permit passage of the tube and the flange is subsequently deformed inwardly onto the tube. The flange is finally secured to the tube by laser or electron beam welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Lucas Industries Limited
    Inventor: Jurgen Dufft
  • Patent number: 4477010
    Abstract: An assembly of a metal tube and a flange body having an opening therein through which the tube is passed during assembly and a method of making it, comprising, deforming the flange resiliently to enlarge the opening to allow passage of the tube, inserting and passing the tube through the opening to the desired position, allowing the flange to resiliently recover toward its condition prior to deformation thereby being urged into engagement with the tube at the opening. In another form of the method, the tube opening is large enough to permit passage of the tube and the flange is subsequently deformed inwardly onto the tube. The flange is finally secured to the tube by laser or electron beam welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: Lucas Industries Limited
    Inventor: Jurgen Dufft
  • Patent number: 4298771
    Abstract: In an electrical switchboard, the body of an aluminum connector is welded to a riser bus. Bolts clamp a horizontal busbar in electrical connection with the connector body and, at the same time, fixture the horizontal busbar with a projection of the connector body protruding through an opening in the horizontal busbar. The projection is then welded to the horizontal busbar along the edges of the opening therein to create a bolted/welded joint electrically connecting the horizontal busbar to the riser bus. The projection is of sufficient height to accommodate plural coextensive horizontal busbars of a multiple bar bus run, common, bolted/welded electrical connection with the riser bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: William F. Olashaw
  • Patent number: 4065846
    Abstract: A seal-welded pipe joint mechanically braced by a clamp for preferred use in handling toxic and radioactive materials is disclosed together with a process for joining the same. The joint comprises a pair of abutted male frustroconical skirts, each attached integrally to the pipe segments to be joined and confronting each other at opposed mating and finished surfaces which define a sunken ridge at their periphery. A uniform continuous seal weld of relatively slight penetration seals the opposed mating and finished surfaces at the ridge. The pipe joint is physically secured by a plurality of, for example, three female frustroconical segments forming a circumscribing collet which is circumferentially clamped to the skirt by a plurality of, for example, three tangentially disposed bolts. The abutted frustroconical skirts taper from a broad cross section adjacent the pipe wall radially outwardly to a narrower cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Bechtel International Corporation
    Inventor: Byron Herbert Leonard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4014089
    Abstract: A method of connecting beams having an H-shaped section to a column having an H-shaped section of a steel frame construction with upper and lower flange fittings. The flange fitting comprises a substantially rectangular base plate to be connected to the column having centrally a continuous thicker portion from which the base plate is tapered toward opposite ends of the base plate, a supporting plate projecting from the thicker portion for supporting a flange of the beam and a reinforcement on the base plate forming a T-shaped portion with the supporting plate. First the supporting plate of the upper flange fitting is secured to one end of an upper flange of the beam in end-to-end relationship and the base plate of the lower flange fitting is bolted in position to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1977
    Assignees: Kajima Corporation, Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuniaki Sato, Kozo Toyama, Eiji MAtsushita, Akio Tomita, Shuei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 3934786
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for splicing and welding the ends of stranded electrical cables wherein a compression connector receives and is deformed about portions of the cable ends while a welding fixture is positioned thereabout. The welding fixture effects a reduced pressure along the cable periphery so that as molten material is deposited in the connector to join the cable ends, a portion of the molten material is caused to migrate inward along the cable interstices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Jerome Underground Transmission Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Kozak, Frederick J. Bender, Jack Jerome