Plural Resilient Members With Intersecting Axes Patents (Class 248/614)
  • Patent number: 9933036
    Abstract: A damping rubber spring for an automobile suspension, including: n rubber layers (2), n being a natural number not less than 3; n+1 metal partition layers (1) including an upper partition layer (4) and a lower partition layer (5), the n rubber layers (2) and the n+1 metal partition layers (1) being laminated alternately with each other, and the upper partition layer (4) being disposed in parallel with the lower partition layer (5), wherein an m-th rubber layer (2) starting from the upper partition layer (4) has a thickness or cross section area that is the same as that of an m-th rubber layer (2) starting from the lower partition layer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Gaosheng Chen, Honggang Jiang, Gaolin Pei, Liangqing Lai, Chunchao Tu, Zhian Mi, Jia Liu, Jinghe Wang, Zhengtao Su
  • Publication number: 20150121676
    Abstract: A supporting collar for elongated articles, in particular, cables or pipes, includes holding members of the elastic type having two opposite ends, optionally metallic, outwardly extendable to allow the introduction of the article between the ends in a direction transversal to its own longitudinal axis; connection members suitable for fixing the collar to a fixed structure and/or to another collar; and a substantially tubular gasket made of a flexible or elastomeric plastic material, in particular EPDM rubber (ethylene-propylene-diene monomer), fixed to the holding members, suitable for receiving in its interior a section of the article and having a longitudinal opening situated between the ends, the opening having, in correspondence with the outer edges, a flared portion broadening outwards. A fixing method of an article using such collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FI.MO.TEC. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Carlo Feige, Alberto Varale, Massimo Bottazzoli
  • Publication number: 20150028179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vibration damping receptacle device for receiving a motor (1) on a fan housing wall (2) having a motor support element (3) on which a plurality of attachments (4) are formed, a plurality of receptacles (6) disposed directly on the housing wall, and a plurality of elastic damping elements (5) disposed between the attachments and the receptacles such that the axial center axes thereof are each oriented at least in sections in the direction of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Hertreiter, Frank Schlopakowski, Josef Lutz
  • Patent number: 8794607
    Abstract: A supporting device supports an in-vehicle mounted object on a vehicle body. The supporting device includes a bracket and an elastic member. The bracket has a side-plate part having an opening part. The elastic member is engaged with the first opening part so as to be provided between the bracket and the in-vehicle mounted object. The side-plate part includes a notch having one end connected to the opening part and the other end open outward. The notch does not intersect with a plane containing a line passing substantially a center of the opening part and extending in a main vibrating direction of the in-vehicle mounted object, the plane being substantially perpendicular to the side-plate part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohnosuke Sobajima, Yoshihiro Nakagiri, Toshiyuki Tetsuda, Hiroshi Shimofukasako, Katsuyuki Furuhata, Nobuhiko Yoshioka, Masashi Kodan
  • Patent number: 8733717
    Abstract: A height adjustment unit 10 for raising the height of a chair or bed. The unit 10 comprises a ground engaging support member 12 with an internal thread 18. A height adjustment member 14 is engageable with the thread 18 to be rotatable to a required height. A sheet 56 of a resiliently deformable material extends across the top of the member 14 and has a pattern of openings therethrough to receive and grip the leg of a bed or chair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Gordon Ellis & Company
    Inventor: Mark Devereux
  • 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: 20140027601
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for mechanical vibration decoupling having two bearing ends to which bodies for reciprocally decoupling vibrations are joined which are interconnected by couplings having a variably adjustable stiffness. The couplings comprise at least three spring beam elements each having a spring beam surface from which a normal vector extends and which are each dimensionally stable in a longitudinal direction and are elastical orthogonal to the spring beam surface. The at least three spring beam elements are disposed spatially relative to each other so that normal vectors thereof are each orientated at an angle ? relative to each other with ?=90°±30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Torsten Bartel, Tobias Melz
  • Publication number: 20130214119
    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: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ORANGE22 DESIGN LAB, LLC
    Inventor: ORANGE22 DESIGN LAB, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130068919
    Abstract: An object retention system incorporated into an office environment is disclosed. The object retention system may be incorporated into panels, dry erase boards, adjustable partitions and panels. The object retention system may also be integrated into products and panels for non office environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventor: Dario Cesar Antonioni
  • Publication number: 20120267186
    Abstract: A device for elastically mounting an engine transmission unit on a motor vehicle body, comprising a motor support, a flange rigidly mountable to the motor vehicle body, defining a longitudinal direction to be aligned with the driving direction, wherein the motor support essentially extends out of the flange in a transverse direction, perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, and is facing the engine transmission unit for forming a mounting area for the engine transmission unit, and an elastomeric body via which the motor support is elastically supported by the flange and which has a vertical support spring to absorb an essentially static load from the weight of the engine transmission unit, the load acting vertically to the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction, wherein the vertical support spring comprises two spring arms inclined towards each other and spreading away from each other in transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Waldemar Hermann, Heiko Pichel
  • Patent number: 8152126
    Abstract: The invention relates to a constant bearer for moving loads, especially pipelines and similar, comprising a fastening part, a load-bearing part, and a spring system located between the fastening part and the load-bearing part for generating a constant bearing force, where the spring system displays a main spring assembly absorbing the load and a compensating device to compensate for changing spring forces of the main spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Lisega Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hans-Herlof Hardtke
  • Patent number: 7971846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a constant bearer for moving loads, especially pipelines and similar, comprising a fastening part, a load-bearing part, and a spring system located between the fastening part and the load-bearing part for generating a constant bearing force, where the spring system displays a main spring assembly absorbing the load and a compensating device to compensate for changing spring forces of the main spring assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Lisega Aktiensellschaft
    Inventor: Hans-Herlof Hardtke
  • Patent number: 7909303
    Abstract: A movement device (1) having a Stewart platform includes a movable platform (9) that has platform joints (8) connecting it in an articulated manner by at least six rods (6) to a base (3). The rods (6) have base joints (7) resting in an articulated manner on carriages (4, 5) that can be displaced in the longitudinal direction on rails (2a, 2b) that are fixed to the base. Each carriage (4, 5) has a dedicated drive, and the carriages (4, 5) can be moved independently of one another. Exactly two rails (2a, 2b) are provided, and each rail (2a, 2b) supports at least three carriages (4a, 4b, 4c and 5a, 5b, 5c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignees: DLR Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft - und Raumfahrt E.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Bergmann, Ruprecht Altenburger, Peter Aul
  • Publication number: 20110001007
    Abstract: A method of configuring a mount or of controlling sway in an object to be mounted includes configuring isolators of the mount to put a center of elasticity of the flexible mount at a desired height relative to a base of the mount. This desired distance may be at a location of expected minimum clearance between the object to be mounted and the structure expected to surround the object to be mounted and is the center of rotation of the flexible mount. The location of the center of elasticity also may be farther from the base than a center of mass or gravity of the object to be mounted. An equation relating the location of the center of elasticity as a function of isolator material properties and of angle between the isolators and the base may be used to analytically predict the location of the center of elasticity and the center of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Gary L. Fox, Justin C. Jenia, Christopher E. Toal
  • Publication number: 20100032876
    Abstract: A vibration isolator system for attaching a payload to a supporting base is provided, the payload having a center of mass and the system consisting of at least three vibration isolating pods. Each pod has two associated, non-parallel, elastic struts. A first end of each strut is attached to the supporting base and a second end of each strut is attached to the payload at a respective mounting point, and the a projected elastic center of the system is substantially co-located with said center of mass. The vibration isoloator system is operable to substantially prevent translational vibration of the supporting base from inducing angular rotation of the payload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: David Hiley, Reynaldo Cabrera, Jason Brennan
  • Publication number: 20080251683
    Abstract: The invention concerns a structure comprising a first and a second component and a connecting element which connects the two components and which has at least two spring elements. In order to provide a structure and in particular an optical structure of the above-mentioned kind in which the two components have an extremely high level of positional and angular accuracy relative to each other even with major fluctuations in temperature it is proposed according to the invention that each spring element has a spring constant at least twice as great in two respective mutually perpendicular spatial directions as in the third spatial direction perpendicular to the first two spatial directions, referred to as the elasticity direction, wherein the two spring elements have elasticity directions which do not extend parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: CUBE OPTICS AG
    Inventors: Thomas Paatzsch, Ingo Smaglinski, Martin Popp, Thomas Petigk
  • Patent number: 7207519
    Abstract: A blade restraint system for restraining a blade of a helicopter comprising a blade clamp releasably mounted to the blade and a pole pair releasably mountable to the blade clamp at a clamp end. The pole pair is releasably mountable to the helicopter fuselage at an aircraft. The pole pair includes a first pole and second pole. The first and second poles are moveable relative to each other between a storage position and an extended position. The first pole is positioned generally within the second pole in the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Peter Hoynash
  • Patent number: 6979778
    Abstract: A foot pad has an elastic conical body and at least one elastic rib. The elastic conical body defines a connecting surface and an outer conical surface. The connecting surface defines a hollow portion, and the elastic rib integrally connects to the elastic conical body at a surface of the hollow portion. The outer conical surface has a root portion connecting with an outer edge of the connecting surface. A thickness of the elastic conical body at the root portion of the outer conical surface is greater than a thickness of the elastic conical body at other portions of the outer conical surface. Elasticity of the foot pad is thereby increased so as to enlarge a contact area contacting an outer supporting surface, so that an anti-skid effect is improved and the foot pad is capable of absorbing a deformation of an electronic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Xiong, Chi-Ren Hsueh
  • Patent number: 6871561
    Abstract: Multiple isolators are configured with respect to an assembly (101), such as a sensor assembly in an inertial navigation system or other system where cross-axis acceleration or rotation coupling is undesirable. The system utilizes a set of isolators (203, 209, 215, and 221; 305, 307, 311, 313, 317, 319, 323, 325; or 403, 405, 407, 411, 413, and 415) that are substantially matched to each other, but may have uncorrelated axial stiffness and radial stiffness. The system configuration does not introduce cross-axis coupling, such as cross-axis translational coupling and cross-axis rotational coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Denice, Jr., John G. Mark, Daniel A. Tazartes
  • Patent number: 6365252
    Abstract: A flexural pivot assembly which reduces the number of component parts to five and reduces the number of operations in the manufacturing process is disclosed. The component parts include two sleeves, one inner flexure, one outer flexure, and one slotted tubular core that may be coated with a suitable bonding material. The core has a slotted end and an unslotted end and includes two pairs of diametrically opposed flexure slots each having substantially the same length as a side of a flexure so that the interlocked flexures can slide into the slotted end of the tubular core until they abut an end of the flexure slots and, at the same time, be positioned flush with the slotted end. The core further includes a pair of diametrically opposed travel slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Lucas Aerospace Power Transmission
    Inventors: Michael Angelo Ortiz, Daniel Joseph Salerno, Richard Joseph Donegan
  • 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: 5374012
    Abstract: The invention relates to a suspension device for linking an item of on-board equipment item to the structure of a vehicle, such as a rotary wing aircraft.Advantageously, it comprises first (5) and second (6) elements shaped at least approximately as plates and capable of being fixed respectively to said structure (3) and to said equipment item (2), and suspension means (7) including damping members (14) linked respectively to the first and second elements and capable of acting along the three roll, pitch and yaw reference axes of said aircraft to absorb the linear displacements along said axes, and elastic suspension members (15) linked respectively to the first and second elements and capable of acting around the three reference axes to absorb the angular displacements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Aerospatiale Societe Nationale Industrielle
    Inventors: Roger Marchand, Yves Florentin, Serge Chicot
  • Patent number: 5289348
    Abstract: A rack with platforms for mounting electronic equipment is suspended by elastic straps within a frame. The frame is resiliently supported on legs that are attached only by means of elastic cords, which are configured to absorb shock, particularly horizontal shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Harold R. Miller
    Inventor: Harold R. Miller
  • Patent number: 4414750
    Abstract: A one-stage remote center compliance device having full translational and rotational compliance including: first and second spaced monolithic members, one adapted for connection with a supporting device, the other for connection with an operator member, the single stage including at least three discrete elements spaced about the axis of the RCC device and disposed along conically-disposed radii from a focus for interconnecting the members, each element being axially compressible and laterally deformable for providing both rotational and translational compliance about a remote center of compliance external to the RCC device and spaced from the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas L. De Fazio
  • Patent number: 4363149
    Abstract: A receiving plate for opposite ends of an upper shoe is placed between claws at opposite ends of a lower shoe, rubber packings are detachably provided in the gap spaces between the respective claws and the receiving plate, and the rubber packing consists of an inner plate, a first buffer rubber layer, a middle plate, a second buffer rubber layer and an outer plate. The first buffer rubber layer is made of two flat rubber plates with a plurality of rubber truss plates connected therebetween in a zig-zag form so as to form a large number of vacancies within the first buffer rubber layer, and hence, an impact force caused by an earthquake is absorbed by the rubber packing to prevent the receiving plate or the claws from being destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1982
    Inventors: Tokio Kondo, Ryuma Morishige
  • Patent number: 4153227
    Abstract: A vibration eliminating mount for supporting a load is disclosed herein having a three point suspension wherein each of the three points includes a pair of angularly disposed brackets secured to the load and the support respectively. Carried between opposing parallel surfaces on the brackets is a fluid vibration eliminating assembly movably separating the pair of brackets. The assembly is carried in a dish or pan which is fixedly secured to at least one of the brackets and provision is made for accommodating a fluid valve for suitably pressurizing the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1979
    Inventor: Roger L. Gamaunt