Resilient Support Patents (Class 248/560)
  • Publication number: 20100327143
    Abstract: A seating and locking system for turbomachinery attached to the customer column housing the turbomachine. The seating and locking system includes two or more actuated pistons that push against a piston seat or locking groove of the turbomachine. The actuated pistons secure the turbomachine within the costumer column to prevent the turbomachine from moving and getting damaged. The seating and locking system further includes a seat attached below the customer column with two or more spring loaded rods. The seat forces the customer column and the turbomachine to remain fixed to the bottom of the vessel housing the customer column and the turbomachine. Embodiments can be used with pumps, expanders, turbines, compressors, and fans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: EBARA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keijun Kamio
  • Publication number: 20100307071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pneumatic support (1) which can be folded together as a result of joints (10) in the pressure member (3) and has a flexible web (12) that is connected to the tractive member (4) over the entire length of the latter and is connected to the pressure member (3) only in the region of the joints of said member (10). This allows the joints (10) to be fixed in such a way that the pressure member (3) does not buckle at the site of the joints and thus remains stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Rolf Luchsinger, Rene Crettol
  • Patent number: 7810781
    Abstract: An imaging device mounting apparatus providing three-point stabilization is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lane
  • Publication number: 20100243856
    Abstract: An elastomeric load bearing surface includes an integral attachment mechanism, wherein portions of the load bearing surface attach to each other to secure the load bearing surface to a support structure. In one embodiment, a molded elastomeric strip includes a tab that wraps around a support structure frame member, and a receptacle that receives and retains the first portion. The load bearing surface may be formed from a plurality of molded elastomeric strips, each having a tab extending around the frame member and an opening receiving the tab. The strips may be oriented to reduce creep by aligning the crystalline structure of the elastomer in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Coffield, Andrew B. Hartmann
  • Patent number: 7798464
    Abstract: This is a mounting support that secures an electrostatic marking machine to the deck of a ship or other structure. This support provides vibration-isolating systems for shipboard mounting of these marking machines. The US Navy has imposed strict one-man, short-time requirements to mount and unmount electrostatic marking machines on a ship's deck. A key feature of the present embodiments is a double-threaded stud that lifts the machine off the floor onto the isolation mounts while securing it to the mount which is bolted to the ship's deck. The present configuration satisfies the new Navy mandate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Charles R. Brewer, III
  • Patent number: 7774996
    Abstract: The invention is a damper and a method for protecting buildings and similar structural systems from dynamic loading such as loading caused by earthquakes, strong winds or machine vibrations. More specifically, the damper is made from structural members being interconnected in frictional or visco-elastically dampened rotational joints. Due to the dampening of the joints, relative movement between the structural elements is dampened. In particular, the damper is useful for base isolation, e.g., in order to allow a building or a machine to move in a dampened movement relative to its foundation or in order to allow a cable stay of a cable stay bridge to move in a dampened movement relative to its fixation point on the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Damptech APS
    Inventor: Imad H. Mualla
  • Publication number: 20100193661
    Abstract: A disk drive test slot includes a housing that defines a test compartment for receiving and supporting a disk drive transporter carrying a disk drive for testing. The housing also defines an open end that provides access to the test compartment for insertion and removal of disk drive transporter carrying a disk drive for testing. The disk drive test slot also includes a mounting plate connected to the housing. One or more isolators are disposed between the housing and the mounting plate. The one or more isolators are operable to inhibit transmission of vibrational energy between the housing and the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Brian S. Merrow
  • Publication number: 20100187856
    Abstract: A support member adapted to secure an aerodynamic skirt to a trailer is provided, the support member comprising a trailer connecting portion; a skirt connecting portion; and an intermediate portion interconnecting the trailer connecting portion to the skirt connecting portion. A kit of resilient struts adapted to resiliently secure an aerodynamic skirt to a trailer is also provided, the kit comprising at least two resilient struts. A method of using a resilient strut to resiliently secure an aerodynamic skirt to a trailer is equally provided, the method comprising providing at least one resilient strut; securing the resilient strut to the trailer; securing the resilient strut to the aerodynamic skirt; and applying a load on the aerodynamic skirt to resiliently bend the at least one resilient strut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Mathieu Boivin, Mathieu Desjardins, Philippe Desjardins
  • Publication number: 20100175301
    Abstract: A partial-body large game decoy shiftable between a disassembled configuration and an assembled configuration. The decoy may comprise an internal support system, an elongated handle configured for selective attachment to the internal support system, and a cover having a likeness of a large game animal therein or thereon. The cover may have the internal support system disposed therein for providing a desired shape to the cover depicting head, neck, and/or shoulders of a large game animal. A user may hold the decoy by the handle from behind a visual obstacle such that the decoy appears to be a large game animal with its body and legs hidden behind the visual obstacle. In the disassembled configuration, the internal support system may be at least partially disassembled such that the cover may be folded up into a more compact configuration for transport or storage by the hunter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Garrett W. Roe
  • Publication number: 20100163704
    Abstract: An automotive transmission mount comprises a top bracket, a bottom bracket and a polyurethane material overmolding to top and bottom brackets. The top bracket is attachable to a tail shaft of a transmission housing. The bottom bracket is attachable to a cross member of a vehicle frame. The polyurethane material includes a lateral relief hole extending therethrough and being oriented parallel to the top bracket. The lateral relief hole is adapted to deform during compression of the resilient material as a result of relative movement of the top bracket toward the bottom bracket to prevent shearing of the polyurethane. The top bracket and bottom brackets are also interlocked to one another to prevent their separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Donald D. Bunker
  • Patent number: 7735285
    Abstract: A bracket for use in acoustically isolating a ceiling support grid from a frame member includes a planar body having a grid receiving formation and at least one mounting aperture, and a resilient grommet secured relative to each aperture for acoustically isolating a fastener passing through the aperture into the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: USG Interiors, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. Payne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7730867
    Abstract: An engine bracket assembly may include a first mounting portion, a second mounting portion, and a support member. The first mounting portion may fix a first end of the bracket assembly to the engine and the second mounting portion may fix a second end of the bracket assembly to the engine. The support member may support an engine component and may be disposed between and coupled to the first and second mounting portions. The coupling between the first and second mounting portions and the support member may provide relative displacement between the first mounting portion and the support member in a longitudinal direction extending from one of the first and second mounting portions toward the other of the first and second mounting portions during thermal expansion of the bracket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl E. Fonville, Michael A. Karram
  • Publication number: 20100107453
    Abstract: An attachment system to fasten a power system to a frame of a loader is discussed. The frame has a proximal end, a distal end, and first and second opposing sides. The power system has an engine, and an arrangement of one or more hydraulic pumps attached to the engine. The attachment system has first and second connection points positioned in close proximity to a center of gravity of the power system relative to the direction between the proximal and distal ends of the loader. The attachment system also has a third connection point positioned distally from the first and second connection points, wherein the positions of the first, second and third connection points connect the power system to the frame to allow most of the weight of the power system to be loaded onto the first and second connection points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventors: Brandon J. Kisse, Mark R. Murphy, Shannon L. Reardon
  • Publication number: 20100053589
    Abstract: A precision assembly (10) for fabricating a substrate (42) includes a precision fabrication apparatus (12), a pedestal assembly (14) and a suspension system (16). The precision fabrication apparatus (12) fabricates the substrate (42). The pedestal assembly (14) supports at least a portion of the fabrication apparatus (12). The suspension system (16) inhibits the transfer of motion between the mounting base (20) and the pedestal assembly (14). The suspension system (16) can include (i) a first boom (380) that is coupled to the mounting base (20) and the pedestal assembly (14), the first boom (380) being pivotable coupled to at least one of the mounting base (20) and the pedestal assembly (14), and (ii) a first resilient assembly (382) that is coupled between the mounting base (20) and at least one of the first boom (380) and the pedestal assembly (14). The first resilient assembly (382) can function similar to a zero length spring over an operational range of the resilient assembly (382).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Fardad A. Hashemi, Douglas C. Watson, Christopher Margeson
  • Patent number: 7644895
    Abstract: A clamping device for electronic products includes a combining member and a clamping base that is made of elastic steel sheet having its outer periphery coated with a layer of soft rubber and its central portion bored with a combining hole. Thus, after the clamping base is combined with an electronic product by the combining member, the electronic product can be hung on a user's girdle by turning over the elastic steel sheet of the clamping base, and an earphone line can be wound on the steel sheet in a space between the clamping base and the electronic product, having great practicability and convenience in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Min-Li Tseng
  • Patent number: 7640868
    Abstract: A stand for a stereo speaker. The stand comprises a support and a plurality of isolating and polarizing assemblies that engage the support and allow movement of the speaker relative to the support in one direction more than in another direction and to isolate that movement relative to the floor surface upon which the support rests. Preferably, the stand also includes a shelf and a plurality of rods that engage the assemblies and connect the shelf to the support. A first assembly engages a first end of each rod with the shelf and a second assembly engages the second end of each rod with the support. The assemblies are configured to permit more movement of the rods in a first horizontal direction than in a second horizontal direction. Thus, the assemblies allow the shelf to move back and forth in the first horizontal direction in response to vibrations in the speaker and air movement adjacent the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: D Morrison Consulting Inc.
    Inventors: David Morrison, Robert G. Dickie
  • Publication number: 20090321607
    Abstract: A mounting system for supporting a power system is disclosed. The mounting system may have a support structure including a first end spaced from a second end of the support structure. The mounting system may further have a first mounting assembly attached near the first end of the support structure. The first mounting assembly may have a first mounting support and a second mounting support for supporting the support structure, each of the first mounting support and the second mounting support attached to the support structure offset to a side of a longitudinal axis. The mounting system may also have a second mounting assembly attached near the second end of the support structure. The second mounting assembly may have a third mounting support attached to the support structure below the longitudinal axis for supporting the support structure. The second mounting assembly may have at least one shock absorber mounted near the third mounting support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Peter John Baron, Martin Regis Habel
  • Publication number: 20090314919
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a light weight telescoping suspension seat mechanism for a watercraft seat pedestal designed to fit into an existing or new seat pedestal. This suspension seat mechanism contains a combination of roller bearings to allow the seat pedestal to move linearly, but not rotationally. An expanding bushing mechanism secures the seat assembly rigidly to the seat pedestal and floor, and another bushing connects the mechanism to the seat. Each are easily adjusted to allow for easy installation and removal of the suspension seat mechanism. Located inside the telescoping mechanism is a suspension damper with air rebound spring allowing the individual to tailor the suspension stiffness to individual preference. This suspension mechanism provides damping force on the seat. The rebound spring responds to seat movement so as to return the seat to its original position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Frank Roth Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Luigi J. Toffolo, Walker P. Woodworth, Frederick W. Kinzler
  • Patent number: 7632293
    Abstract: A damping element for the dynamic stabilization of two bones, particularly of two adjacent bodies of the vertebra, includes a flexible spring element having a hollow space. The hollow space is open on a first end and closed on a second end by a wall extending transversely to the longitudinal axis of the damping element. A clamping sleeve is inserted at least partially into the hollow space. The sleeve has a front end directed towards the wall of the flexible spring element. The distance between the front end and the wall affects the damping characteristics of the damping element. A coaxial connecting element is attached to each end of the flexible spring element. Each connecting element is configured to be connected within an osteosynthetic stabilizing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventor: Stephan Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20090302189
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit support structure includes a bracket (40) having a slot (50) and seat surfaces formed around the slot, and a shock-absorbing member (70) attached to the hydraulic unit (10). The shock-absorbing member (70) is fitted into the slot (50) of the bracket so that the hydraulic unit is supported on the bracket by the shock-absorbing member. The shock-absorbing member has a small-diameter portion (74) inserted into the slot of the bracket and large-diameter portions (76, 78) making contact with the seat surfaces of the bracket around the slot. The slot of the bracket has an insertion-fit region (52) formed at one end of the slot in the long-axis direction and a reduced width region formed at a position spaced apart from the one end in the long-axis direction by a distance substantially equal to the diameter of the small-diameter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicants: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tetsuda, Masashi Kodan, Katsuyuki Furuhata
  • Publication number: 20090261229
    Abstract: A disk drive test slot includes a housing that defines a test compartment for receiving and supporting a disk drive transporter carrying a disk drive for testing. The housing also defines an open end that provides access to the test compartment for insertion and removal of disk drive transporter carrying a disk drive for testing. The disk drive test slot also includes a mounting plate connected to the housing. One or more isolators are disposed between the housing and the mounting plate. The one or more isolators are operable to inhibit transmission of vibrational energy between the housing and the mounting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Brian S. Merrow
  • Publication number: 20090242724
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device which is used to hold in place a repositionable element that is subjected to loads from a force, e.g. a weight, and, more specifically, a fluid, e.g. a moving liquid or a gas. The inventive device is designed such that, when a force exerts a pressure on the element, at least one elastic mounting means (14, 15, 16, 17) is compressed and at least one elastic mounting means (14, 15, 16, 17) is extended, thus maintaining the element solidly connected to the movement device on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Serge Jose Do Camo
  • Publication number: 20090205605
    Abstract: An engine bracket assembly may include a first mounting portion, a second mounting portion, and a support member. The first mounting portion may fix a first end of the bracket assembly to the engine and the second mounting portion may fix a second end of the bracket assembly to the engine. The support member may support an engine component and may be disposed between and coupled to the first and second mounting portions. The coupling between the first and second mounting portions and the support member may provide relative displacement between the first mounting portion and the support member in a longitudinal direction extending from one of the first and second mounting portions toward the other of the first and second mounting portions during thermal expansion of the bracket assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Carl E. Fonville, Michael A. Karram
  • Publication number: 20090179134
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a vibratory apparatus includes a trough having a deck, the deck defined by a plurality of modular deck pieces connected to each other. The apparatus also includes a plurality of resilient members attached to the trough and supporting the trough, and a vibration generator coupled to the trough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: GENERAL KINEMATICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Britton, Ronald Fruit
  • Patent number: 7547142
    Abstract: A bearing assembly having upper and lower bearing seats and a sliding load bearing member between the seats. The sliding member is fitted with an elastic self-centering element. The assembly in operation damps relative horizontal movement between the upper and lower seats, the self-centering element returning the sliding member to a centered position at rest. Typically a structure rests upon and is secured to the upper seat and the lower seat rests upon or is fixed to a foundation. The relative horizontal movement may be caused by earthquakes, wind loads or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Robinson Seismic IP Limited
    Inventors: William Henry Robinson, Christopher Ross Gannon
  • Patent number: 7527221
    Abstract: A mounting device for aircraft comprises an energy absorber and wherein the mounting device is mounted between a primary structure of the aircraft and the interior equipment. In this way the load acting on an interior equipment connected to the primary structure of the aircraft by way of the mounting device can be limited if a crash impulse occurs. The load acting on the primary structure is also limited, which can result in enhanced passive safety for the passengers and in weight reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Humfeldt, Michael Harriehausen, Jan Schroeder, Martin Sperber, Michael Demary
  • Publication number: 20090095873
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing apparatus is for mounting a hard disk drive (HDD) having a plurality of holes defined in sidewalls and includes a bracket, a clip, and a plurality of fixing pins. The bracket includes an end plate, and a pair of side plates extending from opposite ends of the end plate respectively. The side plates are capable of being flexed away from each other for allowing the HDD to be placed therebetween. The clip is pivotably attached to one side plate and detachably locked with the other side plate. The fixing pins are attached to the side plates to engage in the holes of the HDD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-TANG PENG, GUANG-YI ZHANG, ZHE ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20090090837
    Abstract: A hanging device with a sucker assembly has a sucker assembly and a hanging segment. The sucker assembly has a diaphragm, a sucker mount having an proximal end and being connected to the diaphragm, a sucker cover mounted around the sucker mount and abuts the diaphragm, an adjuster that screws around the sucker mount and a connector. The hanging segment has an end and a connector. The connectors of the sucker mount and the hanging segment connect to each other and may be a threaded rod engaging a threaded hole, a split plug held in a socket or be a protrusion engaging a recess. Therefore, the hanging device is hung firmly in a ceiling, a wall or the like by the sucker assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Te-San Chen
  • Patent number: 7510164
    Abstract: A support (10) for a motor, particularly for a motor vehicle heating, ventilation and/or air-conditioning unit blower, includes a more or less cylindrical hollow sleeve (20) intended to accept the motor, and a fixing housing (30) intended to accept the hollow sleeve (20). The support (10) also includes insulating pads (40) and longitudinal strands (60) for absorbing vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Valeo Climatisation S.A.
    Inventors: Pierre Arnaud Geroux, Stephane Talaucher
  • Patent number: 7510163
    Abstract: A hydraulic unit is elastically supported by means of elastomer elements, through which bolts pass, on two legs of a mounting bracket that extend perpendicular to one another. The leg of the mounting bracket has recesses, open counter to the mounting direction of the unit, for receiving the elastomer element. With clamping means disposed on the bolt, the elastomer element is axially shortened and pressed against both the recess and side faces, located on either side of the recess, of the leg of the mounting bracket. With the shortened elastomer element, a positive and nonpositive engagement with the leg of the mounting bracket is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schlitzkus, Rainer Schwarz, Andreas Weh
  • Patent number: 7490440
    Abstract: A support device (8) for a rib (14) between a floor (18) and a roof (16). The device includes an expansion means (10) and a pair of resilient members (12a, 12b). Each of the resilient members (12a, 12b) have a proximal end (27a, 27b) adapted for connection to the expansion mean (10) and a distal end (28a, 28b) curved away from the expansion means (10) and adapted for engagement with the floor (18) and roof (16) respectively. When the device (8) is positioned towards or against the rib (16) and the expansion means (10) is activated to drive the members (12a, 12b) apart, the member's distal ends (28a, 28b) are driven substantially vertically into engagement with the floor (18) and the roof (16) and a portion of the device (8) is driven substantially laterally (32) into abutment against the rib (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Derrek William Batty
  • Publication number: 20090031666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reinforcing member for a building and a construction, which reinforces a structural member in a building and a construction, and reinforced structure using the reinforcing member. The reinforcing member comprises an attaching metal member to a structural member, an energy absorber, and a surface metal member. The energy absorber is held between the attaching metal member and the surface metal member, and integrated with those metal members. Further, the present invention relates to a reinforced structure having a vibration-proofing performance and an earthquake resistance, which comprise the reinforcing member bridged and installed on a joint portion between a post structural member and an another structural member connected to the post structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: NAKAMURA BUSSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuzo Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20090015048
    Abstract: A tilting fitting device enables a chair seat to be tiltable forwards and backwards against spring force of tilt-resisting springs, the tilting fitting having an upper part that is fastenable to the chair seat and a lower part that is fastenable to a chair base and tiltably connected to the upper part, wherein the tilting resistance is adjustable by adjusting spacing between the tilt-resisting springs and distance of each spring from a respective side of a tilting axis for the upper part. An actuating element is arranged for simultaneous engagement with two support members, an actuating element, along a part of each of its two sides in the element's direction of motion. On movement of the actuating element in the longitudinal direction of the tilting axis, it is adapted to cause rotation of the support members and springs mounted thereon, thereby changing the spacing of the springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: HAG ASA
    Inventor: Olav H. Fismen
  • Patent number: 7467766
    Abstract: Pipe shoe can include pipe retained by clamp attached to top plate. Acoustic isolation block is disposed for compression between top plate and bottom plate. Top plate is retained to bottom plate by stud(s) and nut(s). Flexible peripheral seal is disposed around acoustic isolation block between top and bottom plates. Pipe shoe can include thermal insulation and/or protective covering over any portion of pipe shoe and/or hot pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventors: John J. Pothanikat, Edward Earl Schauseil, II
  • Publication number: 20080302946
    Abstract: A supporting arm with a suction cup and a handle for attaching various equipment within a mechanical vehicle. The arm is composed of a suction cup, a push button, which slides within a housing, a rigid part, connected with the housing, and a hinging part, connected with the rigid part by means of a joint. The arm is provided with an elastic support for resting on a dashboard, which is situated opposite to the mounting joint of the suction cup under its hinged part, and with a ball joint, located above the elastic support and connected to the handle, which is fitted with an electrical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Henryk Bury
  • Publication number: 20080272248
    Abstract: A pipe support for dampening acoustic propagation from a pipeline is provided. The pipe support can include a support base and a movable base spatially arranged from the support base. One or more fasteners can be disposed through the movable base to the support base, thereby connecting the movable base to the support base. One or more acoustic isolators can be disposed between an upper surface of the support base and a lower surface of the movable base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT LLC
    Inventors: John J. Pothanikat, Edward Earl Schauseil
  • Publication number: 20080247183
    Abstract: A disclosed bus stop arm includes an extendable arm for protruding from a bus and including signage instructing motorists to stop, a socket in the extendable arm for receiving a lamp, and a lamp having a connector configured to be received in the socket. The lamp includes at least two light emitting diodes, the light emitting diodes projecting light in substantially opposite primary directions. A disclosed lamp for a bus stop arm includes a connector configured to fit in a lamp socket on a bus stop arm, and at least two light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes project light in substantially opposite primary directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Lyn Brandon BILLINGSLEY
  • Publication number: 20080197263
    Abstract: The present invention provides a scanner comprising: a reflector component; means supporting the reflector component for pivoting with respect to the MCR to provide a scan which is stationary with respect to the OCR; means for enabling the support means to provide controlled pivoting of the reflector component; a magnet component which causes pivoting of the reflector component when actuated; and means for actuating the magnet component to thereby cause pivoting of the reflector component. Also provided is a scanner comprising a reflective prism for providing a circularized scanning beam, a prism carrier and magnet suspension assembly, and flexure means connected to the assembly to enable the prism to controllably pivot: (1) with respect to the MCR axis to provide a scan which is stationary with respect to the OCR; and (2) with respect to a pitch axis orthogonal to the MCR to provide an orthogonal scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicants: INPHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bradley J. SISSOM, Rodney C. Harris
  • Publication number: 20080173783
    Abstract: An automotive transmission mount comprises a top bracket, a bottom bracket and a polyurethane material overmolding to top and bottom brackets. The top bracket is attachable to a tail shaft of a transmission housing. The bottom bracket is attachable to a cross member of a vehicle frame. The polyurethane material includes a lateral relief hole extending therethrough and being oriented parallel to the top bracket. The lateral relief hole is adapted to deform during compression of the resilient material as a result of relative movement of the top bracket toward the bottom bracket to prevent shearing of the polyurethane. The top bracket and bottom brackets are also interlocked to one another to prevent their separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Donald D. Bunker
  • Publication number: 20080142672
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable computer peripheral having an attachable palm rest to be integrated therein which allows the user to maintain a wrist-neutral position when using the portable computer. The portable computer palm rest comprises a computer friendly adhesive and color selective top layer for custom applications and a value-added method and apparatus that provides a safeguard by delivering an extra layer of comfort and protection between a User and his/her Laptop/Notebook/MacBook Computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Quang Tran
  • Publication number: 20080142459
    Abstract: A storage rack comprising a storage unit housing defining at least one aperture extending longitudinally between a forward end and a rearward end. A shock dampener is positioned along an inner surface of the at least one aperture. A puller assembly may also be positioned in the aperture and includes a longitudinal puller body that supports an engagement member adjacent a rear end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Emerson B. Donnell, Daniel Kelly
  • Patent number: 7387002
    Abstract: A mounting bracket is provided for a pump of a washing machine. The bracket includes a body adapted to twist lock mount onto the base of the washing machine. The pump is adapted to twist lock mount onto the body of the bracket. The bracket includes one or more dampers to dampen vibrations generated by the pump during operation so as to produce a quiet operating washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Brian D. Clark, Daryl T. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20080111047
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention relates to a rigid computer mouse pad having a flocked “mousing” surface and a non-slip underside. The non-slip underside can be a second flocked surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: HIGH VOLTAGE GRAPHICS, INC.
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Patent number: 7370841
    Abstract: The crisscross fulcrum according to the present invention is formed as a continuous member by fabricating one elastic member in the form of a plate. Therefore, the rocking fulcrum member can be obtained as a precise fulcrum member at a low cost with reduced variations in the spring characteristic and can be easily assembled. Additionally, in the present invention, it is preferable that a heat treatment should be performed on the crisscross spring formed by fabricating the one elastic member in the form of a plate. By the heat treatment performed after fabricating for forming the crisscross spring, the spring characteristic is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignees: Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd., Tosei Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: Nozomi Takai
  • Patent number: 7362488
    Abstract: The tiltable-body apparatus including a frame member, a tiltable body, and a pair of torsion springs having a twisting longitudinal axis. The torsion springs are disposed along the twisting longitudinal axis opposingly with the tiltable body being interposed, support the tiltable body flexibly and rotatably about the twisting longitudinal axis relative to the frame member, and include a plurality of planar portions, compliant directions of which intersect each other when viewed along a direction of the twisting longitudinal axis. A center of gravity of the tiltable body is positioned on the twisting longitudinal axis of the torsion springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Susumu Yasuda, Hidemasa Mizutani, Takayuki Yagi, Yasuhiro Shimada, Futoshi Hirose, Takahisa Kato
  • Publication number: 20080078918
    Abstract: The present invention includes a vibration damping device that has a support for resiliently supporting a fuel pump within a fuel tank via an attaching member. A contact member(s) is disposed between two members that can move relative to each other when the support resiliently deforms, so that the relative movement between two members can be limited by the contact of the contact member with one of the two members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuhito FUJIWARA, Takayuki USUI
  • Publication number: 20080073983
    Abstract: A resilient motor mounting system for use with electric motors including a resilient motor mount including at least two resilient vanes moveable between a collapsed position and an extended position, wherein each vane including a fixed end and a free end, wherein the fixed end rigidly attached to the motor, wherein each vane projecting radially away from the motor such that the free end for resiliently biased against a mounting surface thereby securely holding the motor in a desired stationary position. Each vane preferably defining a curved shape such that the radius of curvature is increased to urge the vane into the collapsed position and the radius of curvature is decreased as the vane is released into the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: DEZI KRAJCIR
  • Publication number: 20080067777
    Abstract: The wheelchair comprises a seat and two main wheels connected by an axle. A support device, comprising an exchangeable intermediate element consisting of an elastomer element located in the lacuna provided by the spiral turns of a spring, is detachably fixed at one of its end to a chassis of the seat and at its other end to the axle through a center part attached to the middle part of the axle. The center part is arranged to receive the rear ends of the two left and right main frame tubes of the wheelchair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Dirk Dauw, Rainer Kuschall, Simon Watterton, Erich Glanzmann, Thomas Markus Kohler, Romain de Jonckheere
  • Publication number: 20080061212
    Abstract: A tank apparatus for use with transporting cylindrical shaped containers comprising a main body sheet like material configured to attach to at least a portion of a tank's outer diameter and a pair of stops incorporated with the main body to prevent movement of the tank or container like object. Many features and variations of the apparatus are disclosed to provide added convenience and adapt to various fields of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Carl J. Conforti, Wayne Edward Shea
  • Publication number: 20080042018
    Abstract: Pipe shoe can include pipe retained by clamp attached to top plate. Acoustic isolation block is disposed for compression between top plate and bottom plate. Top plate is retained to bottom plate by stud(s) and nut(s). Flexible peripheral seal is disposed around acoustic isolation block between top and bottom plates. Pipe shoe can include thermal insulation and/or protective covering over any portion of pipe shoe and/or hot pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: John J. Pothanikat, Edward Earl Schauseil