Resilient Support Patents (Class 248/560)
  • Patent number: 10119587
    Abstract: A shock absorbing device that has high strength rigidity and good attenuation characteristics, that can be reduced in weight and size, is free from degassing, and has stable temperature characteristics. The device connects between a first and second member so as to be applicable to shock absorption therebetween, and includes: a first and a second shock absorbing member; and a holding and connecting mechanism which holds the first member via the first and second shock absorbing members and which is connected to the second member. The first shock absorbing member, the first member, and the second shock absorbing member are disposed in that order. The holding and connecting mechanism sandwiches the first shock absorbing member, the first member, and the second shock absorbing member from outside the first and second shock absorbing members, thereby holding the first member while applying stress to the first and second shock absorbing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: WEL RESEARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10062396
    Abstract: A platter supported and driven turntable has a spindle, an upper circular platter, a lower circular platter, an arm board, and a tonearm assembly. The spindle is to rotate about a first direction. The spindle has a hub, a shaft and a bearing assembly between the hub and the shaft. The shaft has a flange. The upper circular platter is attached to the shaft of the spindle. The lower circular platter is attached to the flange of the shaft of the spindle. The arm board is attached to the hub of the spindle. The arm board has a first extension section, a mid-range section, and a second extension section. The mid-range section of the arm board is disposed between the upper circular platter and the lower circular platter. The tonearm assembly is directly attached to the first extension section of the arm board. The second extension section of the arm board is attached to a ballast or a supporting turntable through one or more adjustable height mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Cynthia Bennett Horn, Theodore S. Wills
  • Patent number: 10036903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Photoelastic Modulator (PEM), particularly to a novel polarized light modulator structure based on a photoelastic effect. The PEM, which controls driving voltages of two groups of piezoelectric actuators, is able to implement polarized light modulation having a relatively large optical path difference, and polarized light modulator having a fast modulation shaft moving circumferentially, and the PEM operates stably without a moving component. The present invention includes the piezoelectric actuators, a light pass crystal and a driver controller. Two light pass faces of the light pass crystal are parallel regular octagons directly facing each other, and identical rectangles are formed by side faces of the light pass crystal. The piezoelectric actuators are in soft connection with middle positions of the rectangles by connection rubber layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: North University of China
    Inventors: Zhibin Wang, Kewu Li, Rui Zhang, Youhua Chen, Yuanyuan Chen, Jinhua Li, Xinglai Liu, Changqing Yang
  • Patent number: 9983640
    Abstract: An assembly for fixing a plugin unit in an installation cage of a computer system includes a holding rail with a support surface that fixes the holding rail in a guide rail of the installation cage; and two holding pins that engage in lateral fastening openings of the plugin unit and fix the guide rail to the plugin unit, wherein each holding pin is mechanically coupled with the holding rail via a damping element, and the assembly is formed integrally, wherein each damping element is molded to the corresponding holding pin and the holding rail in a non-detachable manner by an injection molding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Kannler, Michael Schmid
  • Patent number: 9810279
    Abstract: A vibratory isolator in one example comprises at least one uniform mass inertia component and at least one uniform compliant component which are configured to exhibit a vibratory bandgap and which are configured to exhibit shear/bending coupling. A further implementation of the invention comprises a vibratory isolator comprised of an isolator and a plurality of disk inertias affixed to the isolator such that the vibratory isolator exhibits a vibrational bandgap in a predetermined frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Allen J. Bronowicki
  • Patent number: 9562585
    Abstract: Device for three-dimensional vibration insulation between structures or industrial equipment in general and the foundations thereof, comprising a hexagonal framework formed by six plates connected so as to pivot in relation to each other by horizontal parallel hinges, at least a spring and a damper being arranged between the plates. The device further comprises a connector arranged its series on the upper plate so as to pivot about a horizontal axis perpendicular to the axis of the hinges. The insulating system comprises a plurality of devices operating in parallel and oriented in such a way that the transverse axes thereof (defined by the hinges) converge onto a vertical axis that contains the center of gravity of the structure or equipment being insulated, in particular against high-intensity seismic activity with large displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    Inventors: José Luis Almazán Campillay, Victor Manuel Sandoval Sanzana, Andrés Arturo González Cornejo
  • Patent number: 9356389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vibration preventing device for a vibration preventing type lighting fixture, which is installed between a socket coupling part of the lighting fixture and a lamp socket coupled to the socket coupling part to protect a lamp from an external vibration or shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CANAAN KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wee-Hyung Lee, Min-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9303389
    Abstract: A control valve block is mounted on a bottom plate of a revolving frame through a control valve block mounting plate. In this case, a left support member and a right support member are provided on a back surface of the control valve block mounting plate at two spots with equal distances sandwiching a center position of gravity (G) of the control valve block. The left and right support members are mounted on a support beam provided on the bottom plate of the revolving frame. On the other hand, a weight-reducing part is provided at a part in the bottom plate of the revolving frame away from the support beam. The control valve block which is a heavy article is stably supported on the bottom plate at two spots sandwiching its center position of gravity (G). Moreover, the weight of the revolving frame can be reduced by the weight-reducing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Yohei Iwamoto, Junya Kawamoto, Osamu Kokuryou, Hiroshi Tabeta
  • Publication number: 20150136939
    Abstract: A support system (1) for substantially isolating an object (100) from abrupt movement of a foundation. The support system (1) has a frame (3) operatively attached to the foundation and a cradle (11) for supporting the object (100). The support system also has a horizontal isolation component (5) and a vertical isolation component (7). The horizontal isolation component (5) is configured to allow movement of the frame (3) relative to the foundation and dampen movement of the object (100) in a horizontal direction during abrupt movement of the foundation. The vertical isolation component is operatively connected between the frame (3) and the cradle (11). The vertical isolation component is configured to allow movement of the cradle (11) relative to the frame (3) in a vertical direction and dampen movement of the object (100) in a vertical direction during abrupt movement of the foundation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Stuart Haselden
  • Publication number: 20150136085
    Abstract: A bearing sleeve for a holder, which is used for fastening a fuel distributor on an add-on structure, includes a first sleeve part and a second sleeve part. The first sleeve part has a rigid sleeve body and a damping element which is integrally connected to the sleeve body of the first sleeve part. The second sleeve part has a rigid sleeve body and a damping element which is integrally connected to the sleeve body of the second sleeve part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rehwald, Matthias Maess, Goekhan Guengoer
  • Publication number: 20150136940
    Abstract: Seismic brackets for retaining an article during an earthquake or other vibration. The seismic brackets comprise at least one fastener component for anchoring the bracket to a stabilizing support structure, one or more connecting member and at least one fastener component for affixing the bracket to a support structure. The connecting member features a U-shaped loop made from a resilient metallic or polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Gil A. Moreno, Donald Hubbard
  • Patent number: 9033301
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising an interface section and a vibration reduction structure associated with the interface section. The vibration reduction structure extends from a surface of the interface section. The interface section and the vibration reduction structure are configured to reduce vibrations at a number of frequencies that travel through the interface section and the vibration reduction structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mostafa Toossi, Murugappan Meyyappa
  • Publication number: 20150115126
    Abstract: A seat suspension system for a vehicle comprising a system frame, an elongated seat bracket having one end pivotably mounted to said system frame and the opposite end adapted to support a seat, and a dampening device attached between said system frame and a location on said seat bracket between said one end and said opposite end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Donald Linnberg
  • Publication number: 20150108321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a damper bearing (10) for supporting a chassis component on a motor vehicle body, including a first bearing element (12) for attachment to the motor vehicle body, a second bearing element (14) for attachment to the chassis component, and a damping element (16) which is active between the first and the second bearing elements (12, 14) and which is made of a shock-absorbing material. The invention is characterized in that a coupling element (18) is arranged between the first and the second bearing elements (12, 14), with the second bearing element (14) interacting via the coupling element with at least one active spring element (20) which is arranged on the coupling element (18) and effective in series with the damping element (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marco Willems
  • Publication number: 20150076314
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device (1) for protecting and for optimizing solar modules against wind and particles carried along in or by the wind, wherein the device comprises one or more partial bodies which are preferably constructed as flat or profiled panels/flaps, wherein a partial body is secured, preferably rotatably secured, by one or more fastening points (2) directly or, by means of an auxiliary device (3), directly or indirectly to the absorbing and/or reflecting solar module, and, for example, the at least one partial body is to be moved along or moved, respectively, in the operation area of the solar module in a uniform or non-uniform manner with respect to the system's own movement and accordingly protects and/or stabilizes the operation of the solar module actively and reactively with respect to the static and/or dynamic influence of the wind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Carsten Holze
  • Patent number: 8960630
    Abstract: A support structure includes: a base, having an accommodation slot; a support portion, having a first end and a second end, in which the first end is connected to the base and the second end is received in the accommodation slot; and an elastic part, located at the first end of the support portion and encapsulated by the support portion, in which when the first end experiences a force, the elastic part generates an elastic deformation to make the second end extend beyond the accommodation slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dongguan Techsoon Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bin Fu
  • Patent number: 8960631
    Abstract: A diaphragm 34 which defines a liquid sealing chamber 32 has a curved surface shape where the diaphragm 34 bulges toward a partition body 40 side with a center portion 34A thereof forming a peak portion, and a projection 44 which is an injection port mark of an elastic material formed at the time of forming the diaphragm 34 is formed on a film surface of the diaphragm 34 at the center portion 34A on the partition body 40 side. A recessed portion 62 which receives the projection 44 is formed in a center portion 56 of the partition body 40 which faces the projection 44 in an opposed manner, and a liquid-sealed antivibration device 10 is assembled in a state where the projection 44 of the diaphragm 34 is inserted into the recessed portion 62.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Kato
  • Patent number: 8944401
    Abstract: In a vehicle an auxiliary machine (13) such as an air compressor is physically associated with the vehicle battery (12). The battery provides for substantial additional mass which resists transmission of noise and vibration from the small machine to the vehicle structure (11). The small machine (13) may itself form part of a battery clamp arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Philip Guest, Joseph Joyce, James Hawkins, Peter Hawkins, Dave Hird
  • Publication number: 20150029656
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for securing a data storage device includes a mounting tray, which includes a bottom wall, two sidewalls perpendicularly extending from the bottom wall, a positioning protrusion extending from the bottom wall, and a latching protrusion extending from each sidewall. The latching protrusions are configured for being received in latching holes defined in the data storage device. Each sidewall is elastically deformable. A distance between the two sidewalls is substantially equal to a width of the data storage device. An extending direction of the positioning protrusion is substantially perpendicular to an extending direction of the latching protrusion. An electronic device with the mounting apparatus is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
  • Patent number: 8936228
    Abstract: A load isolating device may be defined by a plate-style bracket having a planar body and a plurality of tabs arranged about the body. Each tab may define a peripheral extremity of the body, extending outwardly thereof and situated substantially within the same plane as the body. Each tab may have a particular width, and may include a neck defined by a fillet having a predetermined radius, both tab width and fillet radius being sized and configured to absorb load forces through elastic deformation. As such, the tabs may elastically deform under load to minimize any deformation of the planar body of the device, which in the disclosed embodiment may be formed of an elastic metal plate. Each tab may have the same thickness as the planar body, and both the tabs and the planar body of the device may comprise the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Sayre, Shrikrishna Madhav Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8937695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backplane and a liquid crystal module having the backplane. The backplane includes a main body, a plurality of raised ribs formed on the main body, and a plurality of wall mounting members rotatably attached to the raised ribs. Each of the wall mounting members is selectively set, through rotation, at a retracted position or a wall-mountable position with respect to the corresponding raised rib. The wall mounting members provided on the backplane of the liquid crystal module are made in a foldable arrangement, whereby in packaging, the wall mounting members are rotated to a retracted position located inside the backplane and in an operation of assembling a complete device, the wall mounting members are expanded to a wall-mountable position for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qinjun Shi
  • Patent number: 8935892
    Abstract: A building includes a connection between an engineered wood load bearing element of the building such as a column, beam, or load bearing panel, and another load bearing element or a foundation of the building. At least one tendon ties the load bearing elements or the load bearing element and the foundation together. One or more energy dissipaters, replaceably connected between the load bearing element and/or the foundation, absorb energy when a loading event causes relative movement of the connection. The engineered wood element may be a laminated veneer lumber element, a parallel strand lumber element, or a glue laminated timber element, for example. Typically all of the load bearing elements of the building will be engineered wood elements. The building may be single or multi-storey. The building system enables lightweight low cost buildings, with energy dissipaters which may be replaced after extreme loading. The building may be prefabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Prestressed Timber Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Buchanan, Stefano Pampanin, Allesandro Palermo
  • Publication number: 20150009557
    Abstract: A gravitation compensator for mounting optical elements in a projection exposure apparatus and a corresponding projection exposure apparatus are disclosed. The gravitation compensator at least partly compensates for the weight force of a mounted optical element and simultaneously enables a change in the position of the optical element without the compensated weight force being altered in an impermissible manner during the change in position. This applies, in particular, to high weight forces which are to be compensated. Furthermore, the gravitation compensator enables use in different atmospheres and the compensation of corresponding aging effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Norbert Muehlberger, Thorsten Rassel, Armin Schoeppach, Juergen Fischer, Matthias Orth
  • Patent number: 8919714
    Abstract: A compliant tool holder is provided for use with robots, unmanned ground vehicles, and the like. The compliant tool holder is characterized in that it involves the use of means for compliance, such as springs, rubber, plastics, metals, composites, shock mounts, vibration mounts, or similar means for permitting compliant movement in three rotational and three translational degrees of freedom during end effector changes. The compliant tool holder reduces costs associated with automated tool change in the field, and allows for more rapid switching of end effectors, enabling a greater range of uses for robots and unmanned ground vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: RE2, Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil Michael Rizk, Frank F. Campagna, Aaron P. Nicely, Joseph J. Vasalani, III
  • Patent number: 8919723
    Abstract: Device for adjusting the length of a connecting rod and consisting of a bushing positioned inside an eye of the said connecting rod, the said bushing comprising at least one element in which there is made a bore to act as a support for a pivot pin intended to pass through the eye, characterized in that the said element is a cylinder made of a metallic material covered by a cylinder made of an elastomeric material so as to form with the metallic cylinder a cylinder homothetic with the previous one, the generatrices of the said cylinders being oriented in a direction that is inclined with respect to the longest length of the said connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Francois Robert Bellabal, Thomas Gerard Daniel Riviere
  • Patent number: 8919725
    Abstract: A load isolation mounting apparatus may be secured to one side of a machine frame wall to support a machine component in a position closely adjacent the opposite side of the wall. The mounting apparatus may include a mounting plate having a generally planar body to which the machine component may be secured. An aperture in the machine frame wall may accommodate a support flange that may be affixed to the mounting plate and extend through the aperture for securement of the mounting plate to the isolation mount apparatus affixed to the other side of the wall. As such, the isolation mounting apparatus may be affixed to an exterior machine frame wall for protecting an interiorly positioned mounting plate, and particularly a machine component secured thereto, from potentially harmful forces, including vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Sayre, Christopher Paul Bartsch
  • Publication number: 20140319310
    Abstract: A radiator bushing mounted in a vehicle body to support a load of a radiator includes a mounting portion having an outer side fixed to the vehicle body, a center core at a center with a center hole, and a support portion having an inner side and an outer side. The support portion includes a first support portion and a second support portion with an inclined angle ? of the first support portion and an inclined angle ? of the second support portion are determined to be different. The support portion has a two-stage structure in which inclined angles are different, and a direction ratio of a Z axis direction to an X axis direction and a Y axis direction may be easily adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Seung-Won KIM, Sung-Soo CHAE, Yong-Jin KIM, Hyo-Chan BAE, Man-Hee PARK
  • Publication number: 20140312197
    Abstract: A fixing element for hard disk drive includes a frame and a hard disk. The frame includes a bottom plate, a front plate, a rear plate and a side plate. The front plate has a flange extending horizontally and backwardly from the front plate. A first elastic element is formed on a bottom of the flange. A second elastic element is located at the bottom plate in a position directly under the first elastic element. The supporting element defines an engaging groove at rear ends thereof. The engaging groove engages with a position element secured to the frame, the first elastic element is abutting an upper surface of the supporting element, and the second elastic element is abutting a bottom surface of the supporting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: CHIH-HSIANG FAN
  • Publication number: 20140299734
    Abstract: There is provided a three-axes pedestal for stabilizing the pointing of a mobile tracking antenna. The pedestal comprises a base support with an azimuth axis support having a centerline defining a first axis or azimuth axis, and a first frame being rotatably mounted on the azimuth axis support to rotate about the first axis, where the first frame may hold at least part of a first horizontal linear bearing assembly. The pedestal further comprises a second frame with a lower frame part, which may be slidably interconnected to the first frame via the first horizontal linear bearing assembly. The first linear bearing assembly may include dampers or suspension members for dampening linear slide movement of the second frame along the first linear bearing assembly and thereby for dampening the relative movement of the second frame to the first frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Troels Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20140301025
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic component, a fixing plate, an anti-vibration fixing structure and a locking element. The fixing plate fixes the electronic component. The anti-vibration fixing structure is disposed at the fixing plate and includes a connecting portion and a buffer. The connecting portion has a hole. The buffer is connected to the connecting portion and the fixing plate. The locking member gets through the hole and locks the electronic component on the fixing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Ming LIU
  • Publication number: 20140265069
    Abstract: A visco-elastic damping assembly includes a mount housing having first and second ends and a hollow interior. A piston assembly disposed within the mount housing includes axially opposed first and second piston rod ends in which the first piston rod end is defined by a first diameter and the second piston rod end is defined by a second diameter substantially larger than the first diameter. A high pressure hydraulic reservoir is defined within the mount housing wherein an applied load component acting on the second piston rod end causes corresponding movement of the piston assembly against fluid retained in the hydraulic reservoir, enabling a first static spring rate as well as a second higher dynamic spring rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140246557
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for a steering pump assembly of a vehicle is disclosed. The mounting arrangement includes a mounting plate coupled to a floorboard of the vehicle. A top plate is disposed above the mounting plate and a bottom plate is disposed below the mounting plate. The mounting plate, top plate and bottom plate include a first, second, and third apertures, respectively, which are in alignment with one another along a pump axis. A first, second, and third openings of the mounting plate, top plate and bottom plate, respectively, are in alignment with one another. A tubal isolation mount is located within first opening of the mounting plate. A fastener extends through each isolation mount, each second and third opening and a body of the steering pump assembly. A sealing member is provided between the top plate and the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Keegan W. Roach
  • Patent number: 8820700
    Abstract: Apparatus for adjusting the spatial position of a machine control device relative to a machine cab floor includes a support bracket defined by a pair of spaced parallel struts, and a pair of spaced cross beams orthogonally positioned relative to the struts, each cross beam having opposed ends rigidly securing the struts together. A laterally translatable carriage is supported on the cross beams for movement of the carriage between the struts along a first axis. The carriage includes a pair of spaced pin-receiving bores, orthogonally oriented with respect to the cross beams, that extend generally parallel to the struts. Spring-loaded pins may extend through each of the carriage bores to support movement of a control device along a second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Keegan Wade Roach, Nathan Daniel French
  • Publication number: 20140209781
    Abstract: An actuator (10) has a casing (12) and an output (16). An electric motor (20) is disposed in a compartment (18) of the casing (12). The output (16) is driven by the motor (20) through a gear train disposed within the casing (12). The gear train includes a worm (30) on a shaft (22) of the motor (20) and a worm wheel (32) meshed with the worm (30). A mounting clip (40) is arranged to resiliently press the motor (20) into the compartment 18). The mounting clip (40) has fingers (44) which engage axial ends of the motor (20) to support the motor (20) against axial movement and separation due to axial loading and/or external vibrations acting on the actuator (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Rolf WEBER, Michael WATZEK, Bruno NEUHAUS, Yvan BOURQUI
  • Publication number: 20140211975
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a counterbalancing arrangement, including: a pin arrangement attached to a monopole; the pin arrangement rotating with respect to the monopole such that roll movement of the monopole imparts yaw movement to the pin arrangement; the pin arrangement having a gimbal; a camera mounting platform having an upper and lower surface; the gimbal connecting to the lower surface of the camera mounting platform; the gimbal having a yaw degree of freedom locked with respect to the camera mounting platform; and a counterbalancing arm attached to the camera mounting platform. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Vincent H. Roberts, Kenneth D. Salter
  • Patent number: 8789805
    Abstract: A bracket for stabilizing a heat exchanger has a base member extending between first and second ends. An aperture at the first end of the base member receives a fastener. The bracket is fixedly secured to a vehicle through the fastener. A flex zone extends between the first and second ends of the base member. The flex zone is movable between a first, relaxed position and a second, flexed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Piggott, Simon Kehimkar
  • Patent number: 8770537
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is an apparatus for fixing hydraulic pipes for a construction machine having a hydraulic pipe clamp fixing a plurality of pipes to a boom structure, including: a lower clamp (20) having a mounting hole (21); a clamp position setting member (22) for fixing the lower clamp (20) to one side of the boom structure (100) through a clamp support member (23) coupled to the mounting hole (21); an upper clamp (30) coupled onto the lower clamp (20) and having an interference prevention groove (31) in which a head portion (23a) of the clamp support member (23) is placed; and vibration-proof members (41,42) attached to the interiors of the clamps (20,30) to absorb vibration of the pipe (10). When the pipes (10) are assembled or disassembled, the lower clamp (20) is fixed to the boom structure to set the positions of the pipe and the clamp, and thus the assembly is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Construction Equipment AB
    Inventor: Joon-Seog Go
  • Publication number: 20140183327
    Abstract: In an exhaust system of a vehicle including at least: an engine; a transmission arranged on a rear side in a vehicle traveling direction relative to the engine; an exhaust pipe connected to the engine and discharging exhaust gas; and an exhaust muffler connected to a downstream end part of the exhaust pipe, the exhaust muffler is elastically supported on the transmission by an exhaust muffler support member arranged and located between the transmission and the exhaust muffler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Keiji TAKAHASHI, Atsuya YOSHIDA, Yuji KOUMA
  • Publication number: 20140166844
    Abstract: A support brace for a motor enables altering the stiffness and reed critical frequency of a motor system without removal of the motor from a motor stand or support structure. The support brace includes a first flange configured to mount to an electrical motor housing, and a second flange configured to mount to a supporting fixture. The flanges are connected by a member that extends between the flanges and is configured to increase a stiffness of the electrical motor to modify a resonance frequency of the electrical motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Lyle, Timothy J. Druhe
  • Publication number: 20140167544
    Abstract: A vibration dampening brace for a motor enables altering the stiffness and reed critical frequency of a combined system of the motor and driven equipment without removal of the motor from a motor stand or support structure. The vibration dampening brace includes a first member configured to engage a portion of a housing of an electrical motor and a second member operatively connected to the first member to stiffen the bending moment of the electrical motor housing, resulting in the housing moving less with the vibrations generated by the combined system of the motor and the driven equipment. The vibration dampening brace alters the RCF of the motor system by a predetermined amount to modify the RCF of the combined system and ensure that the RCF of the combined system is outside a range of vibration frequencies that would amplify the motor vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Lyle, Timothy J. Druhe
  • Publication number: 20140131546
    Abstract: Various embodiments may be generally directed to a universal object retention system that may be configured with at least a support substrate and a plurality of ductile members extending across predetermined portions of the support substrate. At least one ductile member may be configured with a tactile feature that increases friction between the support substrate and the ductile feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Dario Cesar Antonioni, Benjamin Lowinger
  • Publication number: 20140117198
    Abstract: An inner side edge part of a PCU supporting frame is arranged at a rear-downward angle; a rear supporting bracket that connects a rear edge part of the supporting frame with a dashboard upper is arranged at a rear-upward angle; the frame main body and the PCU are pressed diagonally down-backward when a load input is received on the supporting frame from the vehicle front side; and with the rear supporting bracket being rotationally displaced by this pressing, the supporting frame and the PCU are displaced diagonally down-backward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimada, Tomohiro Fukazu, Takafumi Nakaune, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8683758
    Abstract: A yielding fuse device is provided for use in association with a brace member in a bracing assembly for a structural frame. The device includes arms or elements that yield flexurally when a bracing member moves in an axial direction, with the bracing assembly under either tension or compression loading conditions. The device of the present invention is particularly useful as a mass customized cast device. The device is well suited for seismic bracing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Constantin Christopoulos, Jeffrey Alan Packer, Michael Gray
  • Patent number: 8684322
    Abstract: A sprinkler support for the in-ground sprinkler heads includes a base at the lower position, a sidewall extending vertically ascending from the base, a clamping structure disposed at the sidewall of the sprinkler support to secure the sprinkler head, a cushioning structure capable to absorb physical stresses, and anchoring structures holding the sprinkler support with respect to the soil. The sprinkler support accommodates a variety of different size of sprinkler heads by having an adapter, by cantilever fingers extended from the sidewall upwardly or by constructing with two halves, wherein each half comprises the base and sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Joon Park
  • Publication number: 20140083622
    Abstract: A sonotrode holder for the oscillatable fastening of a sonotrode at a carrier is provided, wherein a direction of oscillation extends from the carrier to the sonotrode and the sonotrode holder has at least one oscillating body having at least one cut-out and the oscillating body is connected to the sonotrode at one end and has a mount which is configured for fastening at the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Elmar Noder, Frank Eder
  • Publication number: 20140077055
    Abstract: The invention includes a solar canopy a brace assembly for stabilizing a foldable solar canopy structure including: a first brace clamp comprising a first U-shaped body removable attached to a flat body; a second brace clamp comprising a second U-shaped body removable attached to a flat body, wherein the second brace clamp is adapted to encircle and securely attach to a beam and wherein the first brace clamp is removably attached on one side to the second brace clamp at one side; a third brace clamp comprising a third U-shaped body removable attached to a flat body; and a strut member for attaching the third brace clamp to the second brace claim, removably attached at one end to a side of the third brace clamp at on the opposing end to the side of the second brace clamp opposite the side attached to the first brace clamp, thereby forming a linear assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Chevron U.S.A Inc..
    Inventor: Collin Hamilton
  • Patent number: 8672288
    Abstract: A vessel (1) with a motion compensation platform (4), which platform is provided with at least one carrier (6) for bearing, moving and/or transferring a load, actuators (5) for moving the carrier relative to the vessel, preferably in six degrees of freedom, a control system for driving the actuators (5), and motion sensors for measuring motions of the vessel (1) relative to the at least one element in the surrounding area, which measurements are used as input for the control system, wherein at least one at least partly passive pressure element (9) is provided for applying, during use, a pressure to the carrier for at least partly bearing this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ampelmann Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jan van der Tempel, David Julio Cerda Salzmann, Jillis Koch, Frederik Gerner, Arie Jan Göbel
  • Patent number: 8657250
    Abstract: A vibration and shock isolation mount for a mobile satellite antenna system securable to a transport vehicle such as a truck or boat. The isolation mount includes three isolators attachable between the mobile satellite antenna system and the transport vehicle. The three isolators are spaced substantially evenly about the central axis of the antenna system. Each isolator has a central spring element extending along a first axis between two block members wherein the spring element permits the two block members to move in virtually all direction relative to each other including toward and away from each other along the first axis of the spring element. Each isolator further includes two attaching members for respectively securing the two block members to the mobile satellite antenna system and the transport vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Winegard Company
    Inventor: Brent Lee Venghaus
  • Publication number: 20140048676
    Abstract: Various embodiments may be generally directed to a universal object retention system that may be configured with at least a support substrate and a plurality of ductile members extending across predetermined portions of the support substrate. At least one ductile member may be configured with a tactile feature that increases friction between the support substrate and the ductile feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ORANGE22 DESIGN LAB, LLC
    Inventor: Dario Cesar Antonioni
  • Publication number: 20140028862
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism 110 fixes a holder 166, which holds an imaging unit 116 movable by a VCM, to a neutral position. A press plate 188 fixed at one end to a frame 167 has first and second protrusions 183 and 184 protruding toward the holder. The holder has first and second depressions 185 and 186 which can engage with the protrusions. The first protrusion and the first depression serve to position the holder with reference to the frame and allow the holder to rotate, with the engagement position as a center. The second protrusion and the second depression prevent the holder from rotating and keep the holder at the neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Sumio KAWAI