Mat Or Pad Patents (Class 248/633)
  • Patent number: 10437294
    Abstract: A holding structure adapted to position a storage device is provided. The holding structure includes an integrally formed metal bracket. The integrally formed metal bracket includes a plurality of first segments and a second segment. The first segments are sequentially connected to each other and define an accommodating space, wherein any two adjacent first segments are bent relatively to each other, and the storage device is adapted to be positioned in the accommodating space. A first end of the second segment is connected to one of the first segments, and a second end of the second segment is detachably assembled to another one of the first segments to confine the storage device in the accommodating space. Moreover, a mounting structure including the holding structure is also mentioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Nan Lin, Liang-Cheng Chiu
  • Patent number: 10330167
    Abstract: A damper includes a damper body that is configured to be attached to a workpiece during a machining process. A first side of the damper body is configured to abut a first side of the workpiece. The damper body includes a frame forming an outer periphery of the damper body, a plurality of damper nodes with a cavity in each damper node positioned in the frame, and a plurality of ribs extending between the frame and the damper nodes. A damping material is positioned in the cavity of each damper node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Krzysztof Barnat
  • Patent number: 10274036
    Abstract: An energy management jounce bumper assembly absorbs energy between a first component and a second component of a vehicle. The energy management jounce bumper assembly includes a bumper axially compressible between the first and second components. A plate is connected to the bumper. The plate has a body portion having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. A first plurality of ribs is disposed on the first surface and a second plurality of ribs is disposed on the second surface. The body portion of the plate has a standard position wherein the body portion is either one of planar and non-planar and has a first height. The plate is adaptable between the standard position and a compressed position wherein the body portion is either one of non-planar and planar, respectively, and has a second height that is less than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Sadiq Al-Dahhan
  • Patent number: 9914011
    Abstract: An impact damping mat comprises a base layer having a base surface with a plurality of protuberances, a damping layer overlying the base layer, a load distribution layer overlying the damping layer and an upper layer overlying the load distribution layer and having a planar top surface. The materials and dimensions of the layers cooperate to provide a selected rebound characteristic and a selected sound reduction characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pliteq Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Downey, Paul Gartenburg
  • Patent number: 9708030
    Abstract: An impact-energy tolerant method and structures for impact-energy absorption and penetration resistance are disclosed. A body comprising a body end, and a fiber band comprising supplemental attachment sites located between an inner wall and an outer wall of the body end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Gabrys, Richard Laverty, Babu Meka
  • Patent number: 9392719
    Abstract: A hard drive rack includes a frame and a buckle arm. The frame includes a plurality of plates and at least one insertion opening. A buckle trough is formed on the plates at a side of the insertion opening. The plates include a bottom plate, a cover plate, and a supporting plate. The buckle arm is pivotally connected to a side of the frame and one end thereof is able to pivotally rotate through pivotally connecting to the frame. The other end of the buckle arm is formed with an elastic insertion plate which is selectively blocked by the buckle trough to be inserted into the insertion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Chen, Ken-Sheng Lin, Chia-Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 9303708
    Abstract: It provides that a vibration-damping material in form of sheet which can be adhered to even at locations such as underfloor or engine room of a vehicle where both vibration-damping performance and chipping-resistant performance are required by self-adhesive bonding or heat melt adhesive bonding through an adhesive layer composed of a adhesive or a hotmelt adhesive. A vibration-damping material in form of sheet with chipping-resistant performance having both of vibration-damping performance and chipping-resistant performance includes a thermosetting vibration-damping sheet and an adhesive layer, the thermosetting vibration-damping sheet includes one or more than synthetic rubber selected from the group consisting of a styrene-butadiene rubber, a butadiene rubber and a high-styrene rubber; a polybutadienic elastomer; a curing agent; a petroleum resin and an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: NIHON TOKUSHU TORYO CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ayumi Takata, Kunitoshi Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 9285005
    Abstract: Elastomeric bearings exhibit a reactive positive spring effect, i.e., they produce an opposing torque or force when angular displacement or translation is applied upon them, due to shear stress developed within their elastomer parts. The present invention incorporates a device that exhibits an increasingly strong torque or force in the same direction as the displacement, i.e., a negative spring, under similar conditions of movement. When properly calibrated, the subject type of device can be used in paralleled motion with the ordinary reactive elastomeric bearing to produce a combined effect in which at least a part of the torque or force of the elastomeric bearing is changed or minimized over a range of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventor: William Lloyd Hinks
  • Patent number: 8649168
    Abstract: A case arranged to contain a disk storage apparatus. The case includes a case wall including a case inner flat face that extends along a outer flat face of the disk storage apparatus when the disk storage apparatus is contained in the case, and a deformable plate disposed between the outer flat face and the case inner flat face and that extends along the case inner flat face when the disk storage apparatus is contained in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Buffalo Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ozeki, Kentaro Saito
  • Patent number: 8485491
    Abstract: Anti-vibration mount comprising first and second mounting members connected to each other by an elastomer body. The first mounting member comprises a head integral with the elastomer body and a connector rigidly fixed to the head by a connection permitting a degree of relative positioning tolerance between the head and the connector in a first direction. The head comprises a deformable stop that is interposed between the second mounting member and the connector, the deformable stop being capable of not obstructing the relative positioning tolerance between the head and the connector, and of abutting against the second mounting member by pressing against the connector in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Hervé Visage, Christophe Jules, Pascal Richard
  • Patent number: 8243452
    Abstract: A fixing mechanism for fixing an object to a base plate is provided. The object defines a hole and includes a ring extending from an edge of the hole. The ring includes a threaded hole. The base plate includes a post on its top surface and respectively opposing to the hole. The fixing mechanism includes an elastic element, a first hollow bolt and a second bolt. The first hollow bolt passes through the hole and the elastic element, and includes an externally threaded portion engaging with the threaded hole of the ring. The second bolt is inserted into the first hollow bolt, and engages with the post of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Yang, Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8113495
    Abstract: A vibration damper comprises a vibration dampening structure and a load bearing plate disposed on the vibration dampening structure. The vibration dampening structure includes a slip resistant layer and at least one foam layer disposed between the slip resistant layer and the load bearing plate. A resilient mounting layer is disposed on the load bearing plate. The vibration damper may act directly between an underlying support surface and equipment or may act between the underlying support surface and a sheet of flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Paul C. Downey
  • Patent number: 8109486
    Abstract: A chassis includes a base body and a rubber pad. The base body includes a bottom plate and a side plate perpendicular to the bottom plate. A mounting portion is defined in a junction portion of the bottom plate and the side plate. The rubber pad includes a resisting portion and a clamping portion perpendicularly extending from the resisting portion. The rubber pad is detachably received in the mounting portion, with the resisting portion locking with the side plate and the clamping portion engaging with the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Gong, Ming-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 7849646
    Abstract: A gymnastic floor structure includes an elastic collective floor substrate 30 having a given area formed by arranging a plurality of plywood unit floor panels 3 equipped with a plurality of elastically supporting leg members 2 provided on a bottom surface thereof on a floor surface of a building, and an elastic layer including a flat cushioning air mat 4 and a fiber mat 5 as essential structural elements provided on the floor substrate 30. The air mat 4 includes a linking body 41 in which a pair of textile inner sheets 41a and 41b are linked by a plurality of linking threads 43 and airtight external sheets 42 and 42a entirely covering the linking body 41, and has an airtight space 44 therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: NGC Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Harinishi
  • Publication number: 20100276563
    Abstract: A member forming a support for a device includes a connecting portion for connecting with a tyre and a supporting portion for supporting the device. The connecting portion includes a connecting surface for connecting with the tyre, an upper surface, and a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge is delimited by a joining surface between the mutually opposite upper and connecting surfaces, which converge on the joining surface at an angle (?) of between 9 and 15 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicants: SOCIETE DE TECHNOLGIE MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventors: Bernard Cubizolle, Claudio Battocchio
  • Patent number: 7740235
    Abstract: A mount having an insulation body is arranged between a bearer and an elevator drive, wherein a fastening connects the elevator drive with the bearer. Plugs are embedded in the insulation body, wherein the plugs distributed in a grid-like manner in rows and columns over the insulation body. The plugs, which can be broken out, enable a uniform spring deflection in the case of different loading. The insulation body required for the respective application can be produced by breaking out the appropriate number of plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventor: Marcel Schneider
  • Patent number: 7729110
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing apparatus is for mounting a hard disk drive having a plurality of holes in sidewalls thereof. The fixing apparatus includes a first side plate, a bracket, a locking tab, and a transverse bar. The bracket includes an end plate, and a second side plate perpendicular to the end plate. The first side plate is pivotably attached to a free end of the end plate of the bracket. The transverse bar is pivotably attached to a free end of the second side plate of the bracket. The locking tab is attached to an outside of the first side plate to detachably engage with the transverse bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Xiong Zhang, Xin-Hu Gong
  • Patent number: 7710719
    Abstract: A hard disk box includes a tray, a cover, and a enclosure. The tray includes a bezel and a bottom plate. The bottom plate includes a locking portion forming a catch. The cover includes a rear wall, and an insert wall extending from a side of the rear wall. A hook extends from the rear wall for engaging the catch of the tray. The enclosure accommodates the bottom plate of the tray and the insert wall of the cover, and is retained between the bezel of the tray and the rear wall of the cover. The enclosure defines an opening in a bottom wall thereof, corresponding to the locking portion of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin-Yun Hong, Hsuan-Chen Chen, Chien-Li Tsai, Chun-Chi Liang
  • Publication number: 20100102195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recycled tire anti-vibration pad with protrusions which includes at least one anti-vibration pad composed entirely of fused shredded rubber from used tires. The anti-vibration pad includes at least one sidewall, a top and a bottom. The top has a plurality of protrusions and is adapted for placement under a potentially vibrating appliance. The bottom has a plurality of recesses extending at least half way into the at least one anti-vibration pad and is adapted for placement on a surface where the potentially vibrating appliance is placed. The at least one anti-vibration pad reduces noise and vibration of the potentially vibrating appliance when the at least one anti-vibration pad is placed under the potentially vibrating appliance. The plurality of protrusions may be textured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Robert F. Williams, Robert J. Williams
  • Patent number: 7701703
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing apparatus is for mounting a hard disk drive (HDD) having a plurality of holes defined in sidewalls thereof. The fixing apparatus includes a first bracket, and a second bracket. The first bracket includes a side plate, and a transverse member perpendicular to the side plate. The second bracket includes a side plate, and a transverse member perpendicular to the side plate. A free end of the transverse member of the second bracket pivotably engages with the transverse member of the first bracket. A free end of the transverse member of the first bracket is detachably locked to the transverse member of the second bracket. The side plates of the first bracket and the second bracket include a plurality of fixing members attached thereto to engage in the holes of the disk drive, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Wei-Chao Huang, Mo-Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 7701706
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing apparatus is for mounting a hard disk drive (HDD) having a plurality of holes defined in sidewalls and includes a first side plate, a bracket, and a plurality of fixing pins. The bracket includes an end plate, and a second side plate perpendicular to the end plate. One end of the first side plate is pivotably attached to a free end of the end plate of the bracket. The other end of the first plate includes a latch extending therefrom. The second side plate includes a latch extending from a free end thereof, to detachably engage with the latch of the first side plate. The fixing pins are attached to the first side plate and the second side plate to engage in the holes of the HDD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Guang-Yi Zhang, Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 7701705
    Abstract: A novel information storage device is disclosed and claimed. The information storage device includes a disk drive and a sheet metal support attached to the disk drive. The sheet metal support includes a plurality of sheet metal projections, each including a major surface. Each of at least two of the plurality of sheet metal projections includes at least one tab bent out of a plane that includes the major surface of that sheet metal projection. The information storage device also includes a plurality of elastomeric inserts. Each of the plurality of elastomeric inserts includes a cavity sized to receive one of the plurality of sheet metal projections. The information storage device also includes a housing. The housing includes a plurality of receptacles, each sized to receive one of the plurality of elastomeric inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wally Szeremeta
  • Patent number: 7697278
    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 pair of shock absorbing members, and a plurality of fixing pins. The bracket includes an end plate, and a pair of side plates extending from two ends of the end plate. The side plates include a pair of latches extending therefrom and detachably locking with each other. The shock absorbing members are attached to insides of the side plates. The fixing pins are attached to the shock absorbing members and engage in the holes of the HDD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignees: 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: 20100006738
    Abstract: A pad designed to be adhered or clamped in place on a surgical field, with pairs of grooves or clamps thereon to hold pairs of guide wires and their associated catheters in place relative to each other. The grooves or clamps can be arranged in a fanned fashion to fan out the free ends of the wire/catheter pairs from other pairs, to keep them from tangling with each other. The grooves or clamps can be adapted to hold the members against longitudinal movement, or to allow longitudinal movement. Labels can be provided on the pad to identify each wire/catheter pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Paul S. Teirstein
  • Patent number: 7609511
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing apparatus is for mounting a hard disk drive (HDD) having a plurality of holes defined in sidewalls thereof. The fixing apparatus includes a first bracket, a second bracket, and a bezel assembly. The first bracket includes a side plate, an end plate perpendicularly extending from one end of the side plate, and a pivoting portion formed at the other end of the side plate. The second bracket includes a side plate, an end plate perpendicularly extending from one end of the side plate to pivotably engage with the end plate of the first bracket, and an extension portion formed at the other end of the side plate. The bezel assembly is pivotably attached to the pivoting portion of the first bracket and detachably locked with the extension portion of the second bracket. The side plates include a plurality of fixing members to engage in the holes of the disk drive, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Tang Peng, Mo-Ming Yu, Wei-Chao Huang
  • Publication number: 20090256051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recycled tire pad with appliance pod recess guide which includes at least one anti-vibration pad composed entirely of fused shredded rubber from used tires. The anti-vibration pad includes at least one sidewall, a top and a bottom. The top includes a top recess and a plurality of protrusions located in the top recess, which is adapted for placement of a pod of a potentially vibrating appliance. The bottom has a plurality of bottom recesses extending at least half way into the at least one anti-vibration pad and is adapted for placement on a surface where the potentially vibrating appliance is placed. The at least one anti-vibration pad reduces noise and vibration of the potentially vibrating appliance when the anti-vibration pad is placed under said potentially vibrating appliance wherein each of the pods of the potentially vibrating appliance is placed in the top recess of the at least one anti-vibration pad. The protrusions may be textured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Jerome R. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 7553533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent covering having high damping power, the covering being secured to a structure (20) and being provided with an absorbent layer (10) of elastic material (4). Remarkably, said absorbent layer (10) comprises a dissipater mesh arranged in the elastic material (4) and constituted by a plurality of nodes (2) and of dissipater elements (1), which dissipater elements are advantageously elliptical in shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventor: Thomas Manfredotti
  • Publication number: 20090092447
    Abstract: A block and pad unit for use in forming a seabed mat includes a concrete block having an upper surface, a lower surface and at least four sides extending between the upper and lower surfaces. An opening extends from the upper surface to the lower surface of the block. An abrasive resistant pad is attached to one of the upper surface or the lower surface. The pad includes a base having a lower side adjacent the block and an upper side facing away from the block, an opening aligned with the opening of the block, and a plurality of dome-shaped mounds extending integrally upward from the upper side of the base and distributed about a periphery of the opening of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: Armortec, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph V. Salerno
  • Patent number: 7401812
    Abstract: A stabilizer pad including a pair of plate members supported from a stabilizer arm; and a pad assembly that is adapted for mounting between the pair of plate members. The pad assembly has a resilient pad having opposite ground engageable work surfaces and opposite support surfaces, and a plurality of support members extending from the opposite support surfaces of the resilient pad. The support members are each adapted for engagement with a receiving slot of one of the plate members for mounting of the pad assembly to the plate members. At least one retaining member extends through the resilient pad and between the plate members for holding the pad assembly to the plate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Inventor: Andry Lagsdin
  • Patent number: 7399517
    Abstract: A cushion pad for shows includes a top plate, a bottom plate and a flexible mediate portion connected between the top plate and the bottom plate. The flexible mediate portion includes a plurality of straight plates perpendicularly connected to the top plate and the bottom plate, and a serrated plate is connected between the straight plates extending from the top plate and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: I Shing Trade Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jack Wang
  • Patent number: 7349199
    Abstract: A computer device comprises a display member coupled to a base member. The computer device further comprises a display protector actuatable in response to movement of the display member relative to the base member to protect a display screen of the display member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark S. Tracy, Paul J. Doczy
  • Publication number: 20080001056
    Abstract: A phonograph turntable slip mat (200) includes a circular surface (201) extending around the perimeter of the mat for supporting a phonograph record. A recessed section (203) is located within the circular surface and extends below the circular surface (203) for contacting the surface of a turntable platter (204). The invention exhibits less friction and surface resistance when in contact with the turntable platter (204), providing superior performance when compared with conventional slip mats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Derrick Bregenzer
  • Patent number: 7315447
    Abstract: A system for mounting a hard disk drive inside an electronic apparatus in such a way that the hard disk drive is isolated from vibration and noise and heat generated by the hard disk dive is radiated to a cover of the electronic apparatus to prevent overheating. A foam heat transmission sheet is placed between the hard disk drive cover and an outer casing that is mounted to the electronic apparatus and far-infrared ray transmitting and receiving sheets are attached to the outside of the outer casing and to the inside of the cover of the electronic apparatus to transmit heat from the hard disk drive to the exterior of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Hitoshi Suzuki, Kohtaroh Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7300032
    Abstract: A base pad for supporting mechanical machines and equipment and which is configured such that it reduces the noise and vibration emanating from these machines. The pad is constructed entirely from shredded and comminuted rubber tires and is configured such that it provides for the efficient run-off and/or draining of any moisture generated from under the machine unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: ATIRE Terchnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Williams, Robert J. Williams
  • Patent number: 7276907
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic resonance imaging system in which the posture of a magnet can be easily adjusted and the adverse effect on images can be suppressed. The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a magnet that induces a static magnetic field, and legs that support the magnet and stand on a placement surface. The leg includes a posture adjustment mechanism that adjusts the posture of the magnet and an attenuation pad that attenuates a vibration applied through the placement surface into a vibration whose frequency is different from the resonant frequency of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Seiichi Kitagawa, Takami Sato
  • Publication number: 20070165373
    Abstract: A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a shock mount assembly that is configured to provide impact absorption to sensitive components such as a display and an optical disk drive. The computing device also includes an enclosureless optical disk drive that is housed by an enclosure and other structures of the computing device. The computing device further includes a heat transfer system that removes heat from a heat producing element of the computing device. The heat transfer system is configured to thermally couple the heat producing element to a structural member of the computing device so as to sink heat through the structural member, which generally has a large surface area for dissipating the heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Nick Merz, John DiFonzo, Stephen Zadesky, Michael Prichard
  • Patent number: 7106583
    Abstract: Provided is a structure for mounting an embedded type disk drive in an electronic system having opposite surfaces corresponding to both surfaces of the disk drive. The structure includes a mounting damper coupled to a corner portion of the disk drive to protrude from either surface of the disk drive, and a mounting groove formed in each of the opposite surfaces of the electronic system at a position corresponding to the mounting damper. As the mounting damper is inserted in the mounting groove, the disk drive is mounted in the electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-seok Koh, Min-pyo Hong, Yong-kyu Byun
  • Patent number: 7093815
    Abstract: A vibration quenching substrate which effectively isolates diagnostic equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging devices from image degrading vibrations. The substrate comprises numerous layers including a base layer, an elastomeric layer, and an inertia base layer which free-floats on the elastomeric layer. Importantly, the elastomeric layer is free of any rigid connection to either the base or inertia base layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Patrick Stofiel
  • Patent number: 7073821
    Abstract: A stabilizer for a heavy equipment machine includes a pair of resilient pad assemblies each having opposed surfaces either of which can be positioned as a ground engaging surface, and a support pin that extends in opposed directions from a stabilizer arm of the machine. Each of the resilient pad assemblies has a respective passage for receiving the support pin for enabling rotational support of the resilient pad assemblies from the support pin. The support of the resilient pad assemblies enables the positioning of either of the opposed surfaces as the ground engaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventor: Andry Lagsdin
  • Patent number: 7040659
    Abstract: A stabilizer for a heavy equipment machine includes a pair of resilient pad assemblies each having opposed surfaces either of which can be positioned as a ground engaging surface, and a support pin that extends in opposed directions from a stabilizer arm of the machine. Each of the resilient pad assemblies has a respective passage for receiving the support pin for enabling rotational support of the resilient pad assemblies from the support pin. The support of the resilient pad assemblies enables the positioning of either of the opposed surfaces as the ground engaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Inventor: Andry Lagsdin
  • Patent number: 7008686
    Abstract: A non-metallic pad for placement between equipment and its support, for example between a pipe and a beam supporting the pipe. The pad comprises an elongated main body, preferably having male and female dovetails on either end to permit connecting multiple pads together. In profile, the main body has a convex top and a flat bottom. The main body is of a lattice internal structure, with the ribs of the lattice running substantially vertically. The ribs terminate at one end against a closed top surface, and at the other end terminate at a common level to form an open bottom. Injection molding is preferably used to form the pad. Preferred non-metallic materials for the pad are plastics, including glass fiber filled polyurethane, glass fiber filled nylon, and rubber filled polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventor: Melissa B. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7009835
    Abstract: An energy dissipative element protects hard disk drives from shocks and vibrations. A closed elastic envelope houses a body of open cell foam, a volume of viscous liquid, and a compressible gas. Under compression or expansion of the foam, viscous liquid flows through cell orifices and thereby dissipates energy resulting from external force applied against the elastic wall. The energy dissipative elements are applied between a disk drive housing and an outer case to create a ruggedized portable disk drive module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Olixir Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Shrikant Desai, Prabodh Shah, Daryl A. Cheim, Darshan P. Shah
  • Patent number: 6912127
    Abstract: A method and system dampens vibrations associated with a device installed in a system by supporting the device with one or more support members having a rigid support portion and a dampening support portion made from an elastic material. In one embodiment, an information handling system fan assembly is made with two shot injection molding to form a support member with an integrated dampener that holds a fan mount disposed in a cooling air channel defined by a fan housing. The fan housing, mount and rigid portion of the support member are formed with one shot from a substantially rigid material and the dampening portion is formed with another shot from a substantially elastic material. A fan couples to the fan mount for installation in the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: David Frederick Hutchinson, Ahmed Mohiuddin
  • Patent number: 6798656
    Abstract: A hard disc drive (HDD) heat sink and sound absorbing frame comprises a sound absorbing frame, two heat sinks with multiple heat dissipating fins and two heat conducting seals. The sound absorbing frame has an open center and multiple through holes. Each heat sink has an inner surface, multiple screw holes, multiple posts with threaded holes attached to the inner surface of the heat sink and multiple heat dissipation fins. The HDD is securely mounted in the open center of the sound absorbing frame, and the heat sinks are mounted on the sound absorbing frame with the HDD. The multiple posts on the heat sinks respectively extend through the corresponding through holes in the sound absorbing frame. Screws screw into the threaded holes in the posts to hold the assembly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Jen-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 6795306
    Abstract: A method of preventing LCD damage in an information handling system is disclosed. The method includes mounting an LCD in a screen portion of an information handling system. The LCD has a top layer with a particular hardness. Another step in the method is rotatably mounting a base portion of the information handling system to the screen portion such that the portions can assume a proximate position and a separated position. A material is affixed to the base portion such that at least a portion of the material is between the base portion and the LCD in the proximate position. The material has a hardness no greater than the hardness of the top layer of the LCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: John A. Jeffries, Reynold L. Liao, Kurt J. Lippert, Jay M. Zill
  • Publication number: 20040069924
    Abstract: A resilient floor surface for indoor and outdoor, residential, commercial and sporting applications includes a resilient underpad formed of expanded polypropylene product (“EPP”) and suitable for being laid down directly on the ground or other subfloor surface in a floating arrangement not requiring securing to the ground or other subfloor surface, and a floor covering material applied upon the resilient underpad as a covering for the resilient underpad. The surface covering is of the type suitable for floor surfacings, sport playing surfacings and decorative and sports surface coatings, and is selected from hardwood flooring, synthetic rubber and/or plastic flooring tiles and panels, rubber flooring tiles and panels, laminated wood flooring, residential and commercial carpets, crumb rubber surface coatings, EPDM (ethylene-propylene terpolymer) surface coatings, polyurethane surface coatings and any other suitable coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Alain Lemieux, Seymour Tomarin
  • Publication number: 20030210516
    Abstract: A device for increasing inertia of a disc drive mounted within a computer system, with the disc drive having a first inertia, is provided. The device comprises a mounting plate securable to the disc drive with the mounting plate having a second inertia. The second inertia of the mounting plate being at least equal to the first inertia of the disc drive. At least one resilient compressible member is securable between the mounting plate and the computer system for isolating movement of the mounting plate relative to the computer system. A method for increasing the inertia of a disc drive mounted within a computer system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Frank W. Bernett, George I. Brent, Jin-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 6606242
    Abstract: An adapter bracket is configured for mounting a relatively small electronic device, such as a 3½-inch drive device in a bay within a frame structure configured for mounting a relatively large electronic device, such as a 5¼-inch drive device. The relatively small electronic device is mounted either by means of screws extending upward through the bracket into holes within the lower surface of the small drive device, or by means of screws extending through elastomeric grommets, mounted within the adapter bracket, into holes within the sides of the small drive device. The adapter bracket also includes sidewalls that are mounted within the bay in the manner of a standard version of the relatively large electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Walter A. Goodman, Dean Frederick Herring, John Robert Kirksey
  • Patent number: 6550741
    Abstract: A cushioning and stabilizing support in the form of a cradle for supporting heavy paper coils or rolls has a load bearing surface which flexes under loading to embrace and protect the roll. The cradle is preferably configured so that the center of gravity of the roll is aligned with the midpoint of the cradle, providing optimum load-bearing capacity and protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Cougar Package Designers, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Cottone
  • Patent number: 6501644
    Abstract: A hard disk drive assembly for a portable computer includes a conventional small form factor hard disk drive which is mounted in a rigid housing; the housing is mounted to the portable computer chassis. The hard disk drive itself is shock and vibration protected from the housing by a set of thin shock pads of a shock absorbing material such as a viscoelastic polymer. The pads are e.g., 1 or 2 mm thick, typically no more than 5 mm thick. The pads are each relatively small in surface area and are interposed between all surfaces of the hard disk drive and the opposing surfaces of the housing, thereby suspending the hard disk drive in the housing with shock and vibration protection, without the shock pads themselves occupying a significant volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Personal Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ira J. Silverman, Ted Papadopoulos