Including Suspended Horizontal Frame Or Platform Patents (Class 248/581)
  • Patent number: 10150392
    Abstract: A seat installation for a combat vehicle which protects an occupant from the effects of an explosion detonated beneath the vehicle in which breakaway structures are interposed between a seat pan and the vehicle floor which initially rapidly drives the seat up after the explosion, but which quickly breaks away to avoid spinal compression injury. A crushable energy absorbing structures thereafter absorb the floor motion, each structure comprised with a vertical stack of crushable energy absorbing cells which are successively crushed at higher force levels to adapt the seat installation to varying weight occupants. A pivoted foot rest provides spaced above the floor which mitigates injuries to the feet and legs by allowing the feet to avoid contact with the floor and which swing up and away from the floor while avoiding tipping of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Ayyakannu Mani
  • Patent number: 10154605
    Abstract: A modular IHS (Information Handling System) chassis system includes a first module and a second module. An alignment pin is fixed to the sidewall of the first module. An alignment slot is cut from the corresponding sidewall of the second module. The second module also includes a retaining mechanism that receives the alignment pin during assembly of the first module and the second module. The retaining mechanism locks the alignment pin into a seated position in the first alignment slot, thus preventing separation of the first module and second module during the assembly process. The retaining mechanism may be a retaining plate that includes upper and lower protrusions that extend into the alignment slot and lock the alignment pin in place. The retaining mechanism may also be a latch that opens by pushing the alignment pin into the alignment slot and closes to lock the alignment pin in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Corey Hartman, Salvador Jimenez, Yu-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 10070556
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for internal shock isolation in an information handling system. The method includes directing a tool to mold an outer frame of an information handling system, and directing the tool to mold an inner frame of the information handling system. The inner frame has a perimeter less than the perimeter of the outer frame. The method further includes directing the tool to construct a first plurality of braces in an interspatial area. The interspatial area is between the perimeter of the inner frame and the perimeter of the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas D. Abbatiello, B. Bryce Busby, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 10054359
    Abstract: A motor mount and fan sheave assembly is provided comprising two main structural supports, with a motor mount attached to the two main structural supports such that the motor mount can slide along the two main structural supports. A motor is affixed to the motor mount, and a fan sheave affixed to the two main structural supports. A motor sheave extends from the motor, and a belt spans between the motor sheave and the fan sheave. A threaded rod passes through a receiving opening in the motor mount, such that wherein upon movement of the adjusting rod, the motor mount slides along the two main structural supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoon Shin, Kevin Egolf, David Andrew Aaron
  • Patent number: 10042399
    Abstract: The side profile of a hard drive assembly may be configured with one or more open areas to allow cooling air to pass side-to-side across the hard drive assembly through a lateral flow channel provided by a cavity defined in the base portion of the hard drive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventors: Kevin W. Mundt, Haesung Kwon, Frank W. Yu
  • Patent number: 9947370
    Abstract: A hard disk drive assembly having a hard disk drive positioned within an external housing. Isolators formed of a resilient material, such as an elastomeric material, are interposed between the hard disk drive and an external housing. The isolators also preferably having a plurality of openings that extend there through that lower the stiffness of the isolators during small deflections such as those caused by vibrations, but large deflections, such as those caused by shocks cause the openings or holes to close there by generating greater stiffness is response to external shocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng Jin, Jifang Tian, Michael J. Herrmann, Zachary P. Hills
  • Patent number: 9798361
    Abstract: Provided is a solid state drive apparatus having improved reliability. The solid state drive apparatus includes: a substrate on which at least one non-volatile memory device is mounted; a main body case in which the substrate is mounted, wherein an accommodating portion is formed at a corner of the main body case; a bumper case mounted in the accommodating portion of the main body case; and an shock-absorbing member connecting the main body case and the bumper case to each other such that a separation distance is provided between the main body case and the bumper case, wherein the main body case and the bumper case form an exterior of the solid state drive apparatus as adjacent portions of the main body case and the bumper case are located on a same plane with the separation distance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140353458
    Abstract: A shock isolation cage including a bottom plate, two side plates, a top plate, and two shock isolation members is provided. Each of the side plates is fixed to the bottom plate. The top plate is fixed to the side plates. The bottom plate, the side plates, and the top plate surround to form an accommodating space for accommodating an electronic apparatus. Each of the shock isolation members includes a main body, a first shock isolation portion, and a second shock isolation portion. The main body is fixed to the corresponding side plate. The first and second shock isolation portions are connected to the main body, and respectively contact the bottom surface and the top surface of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: Inventec Corporation, Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Chien WU, Hung-Jung HSIA
  • Patent number: 8783629
    Abstract: An attachment system for lines, in particular for cables for wind turbines, has a base body (1) secured to a support structure and forming at least one line bushing having an opening closed by a cover part (7) screwed to the base body (1) for insertion of lines. At least one receiving element in the pertinent line bushing forms a receiving space (23) matched to the line or lines to be secured. The cover part (7) has contact surfaces (29) for the pertinent lines located in the respective receiving spaces (23). A spring arrangement (25) produces pretensioning active between the receiving element (9) and contact surface (29) of the cover part (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hydac Accessories GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Even, Burhan Yagci
  • Publication number: 20130233999
    Abstract: A shock absorbing support arm assembly for a litter support assembly that includes a support arm comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a shock absorbing device disposed at the second end of the support arm, and a litter side shaft engagement mechanism disposed at the first end of the support arm. The support arm assembly may also comprise a mounting bracket connected at the second end of the support arm such that the shock absorbing device is positioned between the mounting bracket and the support arm. The support arm may move along an axis of the shock absorbing device and relative to the mounting bracket and may pivot about the axis relative to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FERNO-WASHINGTON, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Chinn
  • Patent number: 8411980
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for removing motion blur are disclosed. A homography is estimated for each of a plurality of images. Two or more images of the plurality are unaligned. An estimated latent image for the plurality of images selected for recovery of the latent image is deconvolved. A point spread function for the each of the plurality of images is calculated. The homography for the each of the plurality of images, the estimated latent image, and the point spread function for the each of the plurality of images are iteratively updated until the homography for each of the plurality of images stabilizes. The iteratively updating includes updating one of the homography for the each of the plurality of images, the estimated latent image, and the point spread function for the each of the plurality of images while holding the remainder constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jue Wang, Sunghyun Cho, Seungyong Lee
  • Patent number: 7926769
    Abstract: A passive/reactive device protests a Payload from injury or damage due to the shock caused by impact or explosion. When the vehicle or structure mounting the Payload receives a shock pulse, the invention limits the acceleration transmitted from the vehicle or structure to the Payload to an acceptably low, user-adjustable level which is substantially constant or is some other user-adjustable force-displacement function. The invention is capable of doing so even when the peak magnitude of the imposed shock is on the order of thousands of G's, with a rise time to peak on the order of microseconds. The invention can be embodied to operate passively, without any external source of power, sensor system, or CPU, although they can be added to improve certain usability features. The invention also absorbs or dissipates the shock energy in substantially the minimum distance possible without exceeding the user-defined acceleration limit on the Payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: John Stenard
  • Patent number: 7762037
    Abstract: The segment for a tower of a wind energy turbine comprises a tubular section having a longitudinal axis and inner and outer sides, and at least one group of supporting elements arranged at the inner side of the tubular section. The segment further comprises at least one platform supportable by the supporting elements of the at least one group of supporting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Meiners
  • Publication number: 20100140440
    Abstract: A non-conductive stabilizer bar device for aligning and stabilizing fine pitch electronic components, specifically a nanominiature connector, while these components are being mounted to a printed circuit board. The stabilizer bar device provides for alignment and stability in the all directions. The stabilizer bar device provides a series of grooves having detents that come into contact with fine pitch electronic leads and hold fast the fine pitch electronic leads providing stability by maintaining the true positioning of the terminal ends of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: OMNETICS CONNECTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Strange, Aaron Heitzman
  • Patent number: 7604215
    Abstract: A car seat motion simulating apparatus is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the apparatus includes a base; a support carried by the base; a main cylinder carried by the support and a main piston extendable from the main cylinder; a plurality of motion cylinders carried by the support and a plurality of motion pistons extendable from the plurality of motion cylinders, respectively; a platform carried by the main piston and the plurality of motion pistons; an air compressor connected to the main cylinder and the plurality of motion cylinders, respectively; and a motion controller connected to the air compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventors: David R Miller, Kristy A. Miller
  • Patent number: 7482723
    Abstract: A motor arrangement is provided and includes a mounting clamp having flanks that support the shaft lugs of a motor. The mounting clamps includes arms that are in rotation-blocking contact with a motor housing of a motor and these arms are elastically configured so that deviations in housing dimensions from one make of motor to the other can be adapted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Vicente Azcona Pastor, Christoph Becke, Hans-Reinhart Janssen, Alfred Raab
  • Patent number: 7401717
    Abstract: An automatic lifting mechanism for motorcycle saddle mainly includes a first and a second supporting arm respectively fixed to a saddle and a body of a motorcycle, at least one spiral spring having two sideward extended terminal ends separately pressed against the two supporting arms, and a damping device located in the at least one spiral spring to rotatably engage at two ends with the two supporting arms. While a spring force of each spiral spring quickly elastically stretches open the first and the second supporting arm when the saddle is unlocked, the damping device limits a rotating speed of the two supporting arms, so that the saddle could be automatically lifted or moved downward at a buffered speed without the risk of injuring a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Startech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ke-Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 7331627
    Abstract: A lateral control rod for use in a vehicle cab suspension wherein the control rod has an attenuation assembly imposed therein between the ends thereof which reduces the transmission of vibration and shock therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Inventors: Joel Dean Van Den Brink, Gregory W. Hulstein
  • Patent number: 7196901
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes an expansion base module, a pair of sliding members mounted slidably on the expansion base module, a system module connected to the sliding members, and a synchronizing unit including a pair of first front and rear pulleys, a pair of second front and rear pulleys, and an endless cord that is connected to the sliding members and that trains on the first front and rear and second front and rear pulleys in such a manner to permit synchronous sliding movements of the sliding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Acer Inc.
    Inventors: Arif Maskatia, Stephen Cheung, Erich Elkins, Christopher Fruhauf
  • Patent number: 7117972
    Abstract: The invention provides a vibration isolation mount for a motorized garage door opener system. The mount includes a substantially planar first mounting plate with apertures configured for mounting to structure inside a garage, and a substantially planar second mounting plate with threaded bolt shafts or other mounting elements configured for mounting to motor mounting structure mounted to a drive motor for use in the system. A vibration isolation material, which may be a natural or synthetic rubber, is disposed between the first and second mounting plates to isolate noise and vibration produced by the motor from the structure mounting the assembly to the interior of the garage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Linear Corporation
    Inventors: Mark C. Mattson, James Patrick Stewart
  • Patent number: 7070153
    Abstract: A passive/reactive device protects a Payload from injury or damage due to the shock caused by impact or explosion. When the vehicle or structure mounting the Payload receives a shock pulse, the invention limits the acceleration transmitted from the vehicle or structure to the Payload to an acceptably low, user-adjustable level which is substantially constant or is some other user-adjustable force-displacement function. The invention is capable of doing so even when the peak magnitude of the imposed shock is on the order of thousands of G's, with a rise time to peak on the order of microseconds. The invention can be embodied to operate passively, without any external source of power, sensor system, or CPU, although they can be added to improve certain usability features. The invention also absorbs or dissipates the shock energy in substantially the minimum distance possible without exceeding the user-defined acceleration limit on the Payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: John Kevin Stenard
  • Patent number: 7072001
    Abstract: A multi-axis adjusting apparatus includes a base with an upper surface, and each side of a central line of the base has at least one slot; a sliding seat, which is set on the upper surface of the base, and each of two ends of an upper surface of the sliding seat has at least one screw hole, each position of two sides of the upper surface of the sliding seat corresponding to the slot has at least one sliding plate, which has a U-shaped slot; a plurality of fixing screws, which are inserted into the U-shaped slot and the slot; a carrier, which is mounted on the upper surface of the sliding seat, and each of two ends of the upper surface corresponding to the screw hole has at least one fillister with one penetrating hole; plural adjusting screws are going through the screw holes and connecting to the penetrating holes by way of a floating structure. It is therefore the function of simultaneous adjustment of the multi-axis can be approached to rapidly complete the adjustment and reduce cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fan-Chieh Chang, Kuo-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 6679455
    Abstract: To support and point a load on a support element, the pointing device having distinct link arms distributed around the load. Each link arm having a flexible element having a first end connected to the support element via a first hinge having a single degree of freedom, and a second end connected to the load via a second hinge having a single degree of freedom. The pointing device also having at least one movement transmission element disposed between the support element and the load to point the load relative to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: SNECMA Moteurs
    Inventor: Luc Chatenet
  • Patent number: 6661651
    Abstract: Data storage systems are provided. A representative system includes a carrier that incorporates a frame and a cover. The frame includes a faceplate, a first rail and a second rail, with the first and second rails extending outwardly from said faceplate. The first and second rails also are adapted to receive the cover therebetween. Preferably, the cover is configured to at least partially encase a data storage device received by the carrier. Other systems and devices also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Herbert J. Tanzer, Pete Capano, Richard B. Nelson, Brian Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 6657858
    Abstract: The invention is related to the housing of motorized driven data storage device(s) 20 or accommodating such device(s), comprising one or more drive assembly(s) 103, comprising one or more data storage media(s) and one or more drive motor(s) Together with suited fastening means, a damper-carrier-surface 50, a damper-fastening-surface 55, at least one respective carrier-surface-oscillation-damper 51 and a fastening-surface-oscillation-damper 74, is provided in order to support a data storage device 20. The damper-carrier-surface 50 and the damper-fastening-surface 55 are allocated to one side of the drive assembly 103 and to two opposite facing sides of a suitable supporting-surface 3. A carrier-surface-oscillation-damper 51 is arranged between the damper-carrier-surface 50 and the supporting-surface 3 and is situated with at least one respective contact surface on the damper-carrier-surface 50 and the supporting-surface 3 in at least a partially two-dimensional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventor: Philon Rothschild
  • Patent number: 6618255
    Abstract: A fastening system (26) for a storage system (10) for fastening a storage device (24) to a housing assembly (52) includes a first fastener unit (450) having a fastener (506), and a release assembly (456). In a latched position (500), the fastener (506) secures the storage device (24) to the housing assembly (52). Alternately, in an unlatched position (502), the fastener (506) allows the storage device (24) to be removed from the housing assembly (52). The release assembly (456) moves the fastener (506) between the latched position (500) and the unlatched position (502).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Quantum Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Fairchild
  • Patent number: 6579047
    Abstract: It is provided a support and guide device for small machine tools, in particular for rotating-mass balancing machines, comprising: a base element (2), at least one moving element (3) in engagement with the base element (2), support elements (4) for the moving element (3), and drive members (5) controlling shiftings of the moving element (3), the support elements (4) comprising at least one elastically deformable thin sheet (7) oscillatably supporting the moving element (3), and the drive members (5) being active on the moving element (3) to shaft the latter against the action of the elastically deformable thin sheet (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Balance Systems S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Trionfetti
  • Patent number: 6574097
    Abstract: A computer includes a body having a module bay formed therein. A module is removably mounted in the bay. A latch actuator is mounted on the module for movement between a first position and a second position. A first movable catch member extends from a first surface of the module into engagement with the body of the computer and a second movable catch member extends from a second surface of the module into engagement with the body of the computer. A first flexible member interconnects the first catch member and the latch actuator. A second flexible member interconnects the second catch member and the latch actuator. As a result, movement of the latch actuator from the first position to the second position, moves the first and second flexible members and retracts the first and second catch members out of engagement with the body of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Hood, III, Scott B. Koester
  • Patent number: 6511037
    Abstract: An elastomeric mounting (10) suitable for use in the suspension of an off-road vehicle comprises two rigid end members (11, 12) maintained spaced apart by an intervening tubular body (13) of elastomeric material which defines a central chamber (26), and a substantially inextensible connecting means (36) arranged to extend through said central chamber to interconnect said end members and resist more than a predetermined separation of the end members, one (12) of the rigid end members having a cavity member (37) associated therewith and which lies within the axial length of the mounting between the end members to define a location cavity, said one (12) of the rigid end members having a substantially planar axially outwardly facing contact surface (51), a location member (38) positionable in said location cavity captively to engage an end region of the inextensible connecting means (36) and transmit force to the cavity member (37) when the connection means is loaded in tension, said contact surface (51) of an en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Trelleborg AB
    Inventor: Donald James Newman
  • Patent number: 6336627
    Abstract: A suspension unit includes a lower frame, an upper frame vertically movably mounted on the lower frame, and two link mechanisms disposed on respective sides of the upper and lower frames for connecting them to each other. Each of the two link mechanisms includes a parallel link mechanism having two arms extending generally parallel to each other and a pantograph-shaped link mechanism having a plurality of arms. The suspension unit further includes two permanent magnets each fixedly mounted on one of the upper and lower frames with like magnetic poles opposed to each other, a metallic spring engaged with one of the pantograph-shaped link mechanisms, and a shock absorber engaged with the other of the pantograph-shaped link mechanisms that has spring properties. With such construction, vibration below a predetermined amplitude is absorbed by the spring properties of the other of the pantograph-shaped link mechanisms with the shock absorber not operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Delta Tooling Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Yasuhide Takata, Kazuyoshi Chizuka, Hiroki Ohshimo
  • Patent number: 6311945
    Abstract: A passive vibration isolation device includes a support frame, an instrument support platform and a plurality of vibration isolators. The support frame is adapted to rest on a support surface. The instrument support platform is adapted to support an instrument thereon. The vibration isolators are spaced apart from one another and disposed between and interconnect the support frame and the instrument support platform such that the instrument support platform is suspended by the vibration isolators in a position spaced from the support frame and above the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Ted Pella, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen D'Angelo
  • Patent number: 6304440
    Abstract: A shock-proof device of an external hard disk driver box suitable for personal computer or notebook computer is disclosed. The shock-proof device has a high capacity memory which is replaceable as pleasure. The damage of hard disk within the shock-proof device of the present invention due to shock and vibration can be prevented and the hard disk will not be destroyed. A shock-proof device of an external hard disk driver box comprises an upper cover, a hard disk and a seat. The hard disk is placed in the seat and is connected to the connecting ports and power receptacle at the rear edge of the seat by a signal bank wire and a power wire for being used externally. The periphery of the hard disk is installed with fixing block and the upper and lower surfaces of the hard disk and fixing block are disposed with a plurality of soft protecting pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventor: Liken Lin
  • Patent number: 6115972
    Abstract: A stabilization system protects a structural member from the effects of seismic disturbances. Pendular isolators are positioned between a structure fixed to the ground and the structural member, which is movable and which is sought to be protected, such as a complete building, a building slab upon which sensitive equipment is used, or a bridge deck. The pendular isolators can be rods extending between the building and the slab floor, wherein ends of rods connected to the slab floor include a spherical friction knuckle joint or bearing, i.e., knuckle element/socket assembly. Alternatively, each pendular isolator can be a set of supports movable relative to each other and connected by at least one rod having a knuckle joint at each end thereof. The friction at the knuckle joint is utilized to provide a damping of the seismic disturbance, thereby permitting only limited relative movement between the fixed structure and the movable structural member in the event of a seismic disturbance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Inventor: Federico Garza Tamez
  • Patent number: 6082698
    Abstract: A shock mounting system for use in a housing is disclosed. The shock moung system includes a shock absorbing base mount member connectable to the housing, a shock absorbing stability mount connectable to the housing, and a mountable component interposed between and secured to each of the base mount member and the stability mount member. The interposition of the mountable component between the shock absorbing base mount member and the shock absorbing stability mount isolates the mountable component from shock due to an external force applied to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Neil J. Dubois
  • Patent number: 6016249
    Abstract: This invention relates to a housing unit in which a certain unit is provided in a packaging case. The object of the invention is to reduce the number of parts and fabrication steps to lower production cost and to cushioned impact applied to the unit. A disc unit provided in the packaging case is urged by restoring forces of a first, a second and a third pressing portion, which are formed integrally with the packaging case. Also, the disc unit is held down to be secured by a stopper portion which secure disc units of different height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Ogawa, Masanori Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 6003828
    Abstract: To prevent tilting or bending of a large mask frame holder and at the same time to prevent distortion when the mask holding frame is attached to a support base by ball plungers in three of the four corner areas of a mask holding frame that engage V groove bodies which face the ball plungers on the surface of the base, compression springs are provided in those three corners which pre-stress the mask holding frame toward the support base while a compression spring is provided between the remaining corner area of the mask holding frame and the base which acts in a direction pressing the mask holding frame away from the support base, thereby preventing the mask holding frame from bending or tilting. As an alternative, in each of the three pre-stressed corner areas of the mask holding frame, instead of a compression spring, an elastic attachment component in the form of a bracket with spring-like legs mounted to the supporting component can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Ushiodenki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kawahashi, Hiromi Kai
  • Patent number: 5947453
    Abstract: A spring-mass vibration absorber for absorbing vibration in a structure. The vibration absorber comprising a baseplate having a first surface and a second surface, and a plurality of recurved springs connecting the baseplate to the structure. Each of the recurved springs is fixedly connected to the first surface of the baseplate at a baseplate connection point, and fixedly connected to the structure at a structure connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Larry B. Eastman, Anton Joseph Kompare
  • Patent number: 5927680
    Abstract: A gyro isolation assembly (10) is provided including a cradle (24) having a base (26) and a plurality of reinforcement wall portions extending therefrom (28, 30). A first bracket (50) is provided for supporting a first end of the cradle (24) in a suspended manner and a second bracket (50) is provided for supporting a second end of the cradle (24) in a symmetrical suspended manner. The center of the cradle assembly is attached to the mounting surface, forming the primary fixed attach point (43). Each end is then attached to the surface via the brackets (50) that allow compliance in one direction, but are stiff in the other two directions. A mounting structure (12) is provided for supporting a gyro therein. The mounting structure is suspended between the reinforcement wall portions (28) of the cradle (24). A plurality of isolators (34) are disposed between the mounting structure (12) and the cradle (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Bridges, Morton Markowitz, Gary Quan, Bob Shaw, Lawrence W. Treybig, Timothy J. Voorheis, Randolph J. Zorkocy
  • Patent number: 5797227
    Abstract: A stabilization system protects a structure, comprising at least a slab and having a foundation formed in the earth, from the effects of seismic disturbances. Pendulum support elements, secured at upper ends to respective support columns affixed to the foundation and at lower ends to support positions of the slab, support the slab while permitting limited relative movement between the slab and the support columns in the event of a seismic disturbance. A damping system connects the slab to the foundation to impede action of forces tending to produce relative rotation between the slab and the foundation and to provide damped control of relative linear displacements therebetween. A level monitoring system monitors the respective levels of monitoring positions displaced about the slab and detects differential changes in the levels at the monitoring positions, the rods being adjustable to correct for such differential changes and thereby to reestablish a common level condition at all monitoring positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Inventor: Federico Garza-Tamez
  • Patent number: 5769519
    Abstract: A switchgear cabinet having a framework secured on a frame-like base. The framework has branches and is closed or closable by wall elements and at least one door. In order to design a switchgear cabinet that is as earthquake-proof as possible, a bottom side of the branches of a lower frame of the framework is connected by a plate-like damper frame to the top side of the base, which in turn may be fixed to a cabinet supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Rittal-Werk Rudolf Loh GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Walter Nicolai
  • Patent number: 5664310
    Abstract: A support 10 is provided for supporting both a power tong PT and a backup tong BT during makeup of a threaded connection TC between a lower oilfield tubular LT and an upper oilfield tubular UT. The support 10 includes a plurality of legs 12 and 14 each extending upwardly from the backup tong BT, a support plate 18 affixed to an upper end of the plurality of legs for engagement with the upper oilfield tubular, and a compensation member 32, 44, 60 secured to the support plate 18 for supporting the power tong PT relative to the backup tong BT while allowing vertical movement of the power tong relative to the backup tong during makeup or break out of the threaded connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1997
    Assignee: Bilco Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis J. Penisson
  • Patent number: 5645262
    Abstract: A compact disc player mounting system to be used in a vehicle. The mounting system comprises an outer case which is secured to the vehicle. An inner case is placed within the outer case and is suspended within the outer case by resilient mounts which are resilient in both a horizontal and vertical direction. The compact disc player is placed within the inner case and is, therefore, isolated from all adverse, exterior conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Inventor: Matthew Glen Hamlin
  • Patent number: 5566049
    Abstract: A system for vertically mounting 3.5-inch disk drives includes a main disk support bracket, first and second disk retainers, and a center disk support bracket. The system allows independent suspension mounting in any orientation of one, two, three or four disk drives which are isolated from mechanical stresses, vibration and shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: AT&T Global Information Solutions Company
    Inventor: Dung J. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 5559671
    Abstract: An apparatus shock isolation mounting system includes an apparatus, a base, and an apparatus chassis that carries the apparatus and is vertically slidable with respect to the base. A pair of oppositely disposed, self-centering preloaded springs with internal guide rods are attached between the apparatus chassis and the base. A pair of shock dampers are attached between the apparatus chassis and the base at different locations. The preloaded springs and the shock dampers cooperate to prevent damage to the apparatus by vibration and shock loadings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventors: James R. Dan, Charles R. Caverley, Steven A. Schechter, Steven S. Seeley, Chris A. Jameson, David A. Lee
  • Patent number: 5553911
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a cab of a conventional over-the-highway truck or tractor vehicle relative to a vehicle frame which includes a pair of longitudinally extending rails and a transverse member interconnecting the rails. A pair of mounting assemblies are located near the front of the cab to resiliently and pivotally connect the cab to the rails. A pair of spaced apart spring members are located near the rear of the cab to support the cab for limited movement relative to the frame. A spaced pair of dampers extends between the cab and the frame to damp movement of the cab. The spaced dampers are located between the spring members. A centering damper is mounted between the cab and the frame to damp transverse movement of the cab. The centering damper is located between the spaced dampers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation
    Inventors: Jan-Olof Bodin, Steve L. Barnhardt, Nils B. Nilsson, Mats H. Andersson
  • Patent number: 5548480
    Abstract: A rectangular cylindrical suspension for a data storage drive unit such as a tape drive, the suspension secured into a computer housing, providing resilient leaf springs on a bottom wall and protrusions on a top wall for clasping the data storage drive unit within the cylinder spaced from the top, bottom and side walls of the suspension to create a resilient holding of the data storage drive. The cylindrical suspension can be fashioned of ferromagnetic materials to provide a magnetic shielding as well as a suspension. The suspension prevents dimensional distortion within the data storage drive unit caused by fixedly attaching the suspension to the computer housing where dimensional tolerances may not be accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Tandberg Data Storage AS
    Inventors: Guttorm Rudi, Ornulf Jansen, Halvor O. Kuifte, Petter Busengdal
  • Patent number: 5491937
    Abstract: A unitary compound earthquake isolation bearing which permits the installation of a compound bearing comprising a sliding bearing and at least one MER as a single unit without special and separate attachment of the MER to the support or superstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: R. J. Watson, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Watson, Paul F. Bradford
  • Patent number: 5487533
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to control and damp with as few actuators as possible, vibrations generated in various directions on the bed of an automatic transport vehicle employed in clean rooms and other facilities. The automatic transport vehicle of the present invention comprises a truck (1a) and bed (1b) elastically supported with respect to the truck, a plurality of actuators (36) installed between them with inclined lines of action, sensors (40) which detect acceleration in the direction of the lines of action of these actuators, vibrations being suppressed by controlling the driving force of the actuators in accordance with the acceleration detected by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kurita, Yasushi Muragishi
  • Patent number: 5463527
    Abstract: A disk drive support system suspends a disk drive within a sleeve-like support housing from two upper corners and two lower corners using four parallelepiped shaped elastomeric mounts, one bridging the drive and housing at each corner. Each mount has one zone affixed to the drive and another opposite zone affixed to the housing by tangs on the drive and housing which engage two respective slots in the mount. A third slot is formed in the mount between the two zones so that there is no straight line path between the zones through the material of the mount which is not interrupted by the slot. The third slot thereby prevents transmission of direct compressive forces between the two zones, and thus requires at least some component of force acting between the two zones to act in shear. Shock absorber pads are provided on the disk drive which are separated from the housing by an air space so as to absorb shocks but not transmit vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Assignee: Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Hager, Warren K. Gibson, Oral G. Lyons
  • Patent number: 5433045
    Abstract: A device to control vertical vibration of a building caused by seismic disturbance. Air springs are positioned and secured between the building foundation and the building superstructure to attenuate vertical vibration of the building. Vertical support rails are secured to the foundation and/or to the building superstructure on opposite sides of, and adjacent to, the air springs. Horizontal connecting brackets are rigidly secured to the air springs and slidably secured to the adjacent rails. The brackets restrain horizontal deflection of the air springs without interfering with vertical reciprocation of the air springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignees: Kajima Corporation, Yacmo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichi Yano, Hideo Hayashi, Ryuichi Kamimura, Masamitsu Miyamura, Jun Matsushima, Toru Kasai, Katsuhisa Kanda, Nobumitsu Funaki