Nonmetallic Resilient Element Patents (Class 248/634)
  • Patent number: 10455067
    Abstract: A holder for a mobile computing device is provided, which comprises a base member with a plurality of spaced angular adjustment recesses; a device platform, the device platform being pivotably connected to the base member and being configured for receiving a mobile computing device; and a support member, pivotably connected with the device platform and configured for engagement with one of the angular adjustment recesses to allow a plurality of different angular positions of the device platform with respect to the base member. Herein, the support member is spring-loaded to, upon movement of the device platform by a user, move from a first of the adjustment recesses to an adjacent adjustment recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob T Meyberg Guzman, Joseph W Yang
  • Patent number: 10450748
    Abstract: A structural device includes a first deformable member configured to absorb at least a portion of a load resulting from relative displacement between structural members of a building. The first deformable member exhibits elastic deformation when subjected to tensile and/or compressive forces within a first range of forces, and exhibits plastic deformation when subjected to tensile and/or compressive forces within a second range of forces. A second deformable member is affixed to a portion of the first deformable member, and is configured to absorb at least another portion of the load resulting from the relative displacement between the structural members of the building. The second deformable member exhibits elastic deformation when subjected to tensile and/or compressive forces within a third range of forces, and exhibits plastic deformation when subjected to tensile and/or compressive forces within a fourth range of forces. Methods relate to forming structural devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Lawrence D. Reaveley, Tyler J. Ross
  • Patent number: 10208847
    Abstract: A transmission mount installed in a vehicle body in order to support the weight of a transmission includes a housing bracket including a housing having stopper-fixing holes and stopper-position-fixing portions, a stopper having insertion-protruding portions formed so as to be inserted into the stopper-position-fixing portions, fixing pieces formed so as to be inserted into the stopper-fixing holes and curled, and fixing holes formed near the fixing pieces, and an inner steel member having protruding pieces formed so as to be inserted into the fixing holes formed in the stopper. The stopper contacts a transmission bracket of a powertrain when a transmission of the powertrain is biased to the left in response to a right turn of a vehicle, thereby suppressing movement of the powertrain and further improving steering performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kwan-Ho Lee, Hee-Sung Lee, Dong-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10203931
    Abstract: A Digital visualization sphere and hemispherical dome display relates to a modular Virtual Reality (VR) remote visualization chamber with telepresence and telexistance utilizing hi-density light-emitting diode (LED) or organic light-emitting diode (OLED) spherical display module(s) constructed monolithically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Steve Welck
  • Patent number: 10072673
    Abstract: A gas compressor system is disclosed. The gas compressor system includes a dryer assembly, a receiver tank, and at least one support level. The at least one support level has two slide channels supported by two beams. A platform is slidably attached to the slide channels. An isolator is disposed between each of the slide channels and the beams. A compressor is mounted to each platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Powerex-Iwata Air Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Justinn B. Eddie
  • Patent number: 10041151
    Abstract: Wire products, such as round and flat wire, strands, cables, and tubing, are made from a shape memory material in which inherent defects within the material are isolated from the bulk material phase of the material within one or more stabilized material phases, such that the wire product demonstrates improved fatigue resistance. In one application, a method of mechanical conditioning in accordance with the present disclosure isolates inherent defects in nickel-titanium or NiTi materials in fields of a secondary material phase that are resistant to crack initiation and/or propagation, such as a martensite phase, while the remainder of the surrounding defect-free material remains in a primary or parent material phase, such as an austenite phase, whereby the overall superelastic nature of the material is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy E. Schaffer
  • Patent number: 10025549
    Abstract: A Digital visualization sphere and hemispherical dome display relates to a modular Virtual Reality (VR) remote visualization chamber with telepresence and telexistance utilizing hi-density light-emitting diode (LED) or organic light-emitting diode (OLED) spherical display module(s) constructed monolithically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Steve Welck
  • Patent number: 9902420
    Abstract: A steering apparatus for an automobile according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a steering housing in which a steering drive unit, which moves a left tie rod and a right tie rod to the left and right sides, is disposed; a left mounting bracket which is coupled to a left side of the steering housing and coupled to a left lower arm; and a right mounting bracket which is coupled to a right side of the steering housing and coupled to a right lower arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9897158
    Abstract: An isolation mount assembly comprises a resilient member defining a central aperture that defines a load axis and an annular depression about the load axis, and an adapter plate including an outer mechanical attachment structure that defines a first thickness and an inner attachment structure that is closer to the load axis than the outer attachment structure along a direction that is perpendicular to the load axis and that defines a second thickness. The inner attachment structure is disposed in the annular depression and the second thickness is at least twice the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Brett D. Ellen, Daniel Joshua Smith, Wen Zhong, Hong Lian, Matt Schwarzendruber, Ross Paul Wietharn, James D. Neirynck
  • Patent number: 9771995
    Abstract: A silent block comprises a first basic element and a rubber body at least partially surrounding the first basic element. The rubber body has, on its bearing side oriented toward a fastening side, at least one projection that projects beyond the bearing side in a direction of the fastening side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Georg Figura
  • Patent number: 9759936
    Abstract: A sealing frame, a backlight module and a display device. The sealing frame includes a frame made of hard materials and barrier wall portions made of soft materials. The frame is for supporting, positioning and protecting various components of the backlight module, embedding the display panel, and avoiding damages of all functional layers due to collision, pressure and the like. The barrier wall portions correspond to the corners of the display panel for protecting key corners of the liquid crystal display panel, and preventing damage of the liquid crystal display panel due to contact with the hard plastic part under external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 9739338
    Abstract: A vibration-damping support device including: an inner shaft member to be attached to a first connection target; upper and lower mount rubbers externally fitted onto the inner shaft member; and upper and lower restraining members bonded to the upper and lower mount rubbers respectively and configured to be superposed against the second connection target. The upper and lower restraining members are configured to project to a peripherally inside of an opening edge of a mounting hole of the second connection target so that the upper and lower restraining members overlap with each other as viewed in axial direction there. The lower mount rubber includes a slot extending annularly on its outer periphery and an inner peripheral convex part projecting inward from an inside of the slot so as to have a curved shape that is convex inward at the inside of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Masaya Hattori
  • Patent number: 9511509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a load-bearing plate for supporting a bulky device of medical engineering, especially a magnetic resonance imaging device. Said load-bearing plate comprises a flat hollow body which is filled with a high-density filler, said filler being cast to give a rigid composite by means of a solidified casting compound and the hollow body as well as the filler and the casting material consist of a non-magnetic material. The invention further relates to a method for producing a load-bearing plate of the above type and to a method for supporting a bulky device of medical engineering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Uwe Anderssohn, Hartmut Kreissig
  • Patent number: 9506431
    Abstract: A detachable connecting device for connecting first and second functional components to each other has a connecting element arranged in a connecting element receptacle of the first functional component so as to be force-transmitting. A bushing that is circumferentially closed is arranged on the connecting element. A bushing receptacle is provided on the second functional component. The bushing together with the connecting element is arranged in the bushing receptacle for realizing force transmission between connecting element and second functional component. The bushing receptacle has a circumferential side relative to the connecting axis that is provided with an insertion section with insertion opening to insert the bushing from outside of the circumferential side into the interior of the bushing receptacle or to remove the bushing from the interior of the bushing receptacle through the circumferential side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Korn, Gerrit-Tobias Speidel, Mustafa Guengoer, Andreas Friedrich
  • Patent number: 9381770
    Abstract: Guide rail of an elevator, for guiding an elevator car and/or the counterweight of an elevator, which guide rail comprises an elongated metal profile piece that continues essentially the same in its cross-sectional shape, which metal profile piece comprises a continuous inside space for at least essentially the whole length of the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventor: Osmo Björni
  • Patent number: 9382967
    Abstract: To provide a vibration isolation device capable of preventing the sealing performance in liquid filling work from deteriorating and capable of simplifying maintenance of apparatuses in relation with the liquid filling work. A liquid chamber is filled with liquid from a through hole through a nozzle. A seal section is vulcanizingly formed in the periphery on one end side of the through hole. Because the seal section interferes with a nozzle and is elastically deformed, the sealing performance in pouring in the liquid can be secured. Also, because the seal section is arranged for every vibration isolation device, maintenance of a liquid filling device can be simplified compared with a case the seal section is arranged in the liquid filling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norimitsu Furusawa
  • Patent number: 9353819
    Abstract: A mechanical linkage includes first and second end members and a pair of generally parallel arcuate beams, interconnecting the end members and defining a lateral space therebetween. A plurality of alternating fingers extend from each beam into the lateral space, and a damping member is attached between each adjacent pair of fingers within the lateral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Edward V White
  • Patent number: 9279472
    Abstract: A mounting device for absorbing vibration may include a housing, a mounting bolt having a first end portion inserted into the housing, a core supported inside the housing, an elastic member disposed between an outer surface of the core and an inner surface of the housing, and a separator having an outer surface fixed to an inner circumferential surface of the housing and configured to separate a first chamber and a second chamber in the housing, wherein the separator includes a mounting bracket having an outer surface fixed to the inner surface of the housing, and a center portion hole, and a membrane mounted to the mounting bracket and having a slit formed by being cut along a predetermined line within a region which corresponds to the center portion hole, and wherein a bridge is formed in the center portion hole of the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sang Hoon Han
  • Patent number: 9186943
    Abstract: An L-shape vehicular suspension arm includes a unitary body forged from an aluminum alloy. The unitary body includes a web and ribs. The web is substantially planar, and the ribs extend from surfaces of the web at peripheral edges of the web. In cross-section, at least one part of the unitary body has a U-shape, an H-shape, or an inverted U-shape, such that dimensions of the unitary body satisfy expression (1) or (2): 0.05?(H?Hr)/Hr?0.25??(1) 4?(H?Hr)/Hr?19??(2) where H is a total height of the unitary body, and Hr is a height from a center of the web to a lowermost point of the unitary body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Hosoi
  • Patent number: 9064544
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a hard disk drive (HDD), includes a number of retaining members each including a neck portion and a head portion, an elastic latching member including a stop portion, and a number of vibration attenuation members fixed on a bottom wall of the HDD. Each vibration attenuation member includes a top portion, a bottom portion defining a mounting hole, and two elastic portions. The mounting hole defines a first hole and a second hole smaller in width than the first hole and communicating with the first hole. The retaining members are inserted into the first holes of the corresponding mounting holes, the HDD is moved until the neck portions of the retaining members engage in the second holes of the plurality of vibration attenuation members. The stop portion abuts against an end wall of the HDD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20150136085
    Abstract: A bearing sleeve for a holder, which is used for fastening a fuel distributor on an add-on structure, includes a first sleeve part and a second sleeve part. The first sleeve part has a rigid sleeve body and a damping element which is integrally connected to the sleeve body of the first sleeve part. The second sleeve part has a rigid sleeve body and a damping element which is integrally connected to the sleeve body of the second sleeve part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Rehwald, Matthias Maess, Goekhan Guengoer
  • Publication number: 20150136940
    Abstract: Seismic brackets for retaining an article during an earthquake or other vibration. The seismic brackets comprise at least one fastener component for anchoring the bracket to a stabilizing support structure, one or more connecting member and at least one fastener component for affixing the bracket to a support structure. The connecting member features a U-shaped loop made from a resilient metallic or polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Gil A. Moreno, Donald Hubbard
  • Publication number: 20150129742
    Abstract: A vibration damping device including: first and second mounting members; a main rubber elastic body elastically connecting the two members; and a bracket member fit into the first mounting member. A projecting part projects outward from a circumference of the first mounting member, and includes a locking groove whose inner surface is covered by a rubber coating layer and has a locking part on its side wall inner surface. An engaging projection projecting from the bracket member is fit into the locking groove, and a projection tip surface of the engaging projection is abutted on a bottom wall inner surface of the locking groove. A side surface of the engaging projection is locked to the locking part so as to constitute a positioning member that positions the first mounting member and the bracket member to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Takehiro OKANAKA, Satoki KOGA
  • Publication number: 20150131982
    Abstract: In one aspect, a tunable vibration damper may include a housing and a damper stack disposed within the housing. The damper stack may be formed from a viscoelastic material and may have a vertical stiffness and a horizontal stiffness. The damper stack may also include a plurality of column sections and a plurality of disk sections, with each pair of adjacent column sections being separated by one of the disk sections. The disk sections may extend radially outwardly relative to the column sections. In addition, at least one of the vertical stiffness or the horizontal stiffness may be tunable by adjusting a stiffness-related parameter of the damper stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Thomas Starns, Matthew Thomas Valente, Iain Richard Tyrone McClatchie
  • Patent number: 8979060
    Abstract: A device holder for retaining an electronic device is disclosed. The device holder may generally include an inner member and an outer member. The inner member may include a back wall and first and second inner sidewalls extending from the back wall so as to define an inner slot configured to receive at least a portion of the electronic device. The outer member may be configured to receive at least a portion of the inner member and may include a first outer sidewall configured to be disposed adjacent to the first inner sidewall and a second outer sidewall configured to be disposed adjacent to the second inner sidewall. When the electronic device is received within the inner slot, at least a portion of the first inner sidewall may be configured to be deformed between the electronic device and the first outer sidewall and at least a portion second inner sidewall may be configured to be deformed between the electronic device and the second outer sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Maj Isabelle Olsson, Ian Rickard Muldoon, Jason Holt, Matthew Wyatt Martin
  • Patent number: 8960631
    Abstract: A diaphragm 34 which defines a liquid sealing chamber 32 has a curved surface shape where the diaphragm 34 bulges toward a partition body 40 side with a center portion 34A thereof forming a peak portion, and a projection 44 which is an injection port mark of an elastic material formed at the time of forming the diaphragm 34 is formed on a film surface of the diaphragm 34 at the center portion 34A on the partition body 40 side. A recessed portion 62 which receives the projection 44 is formed in a center portion 56 of the partition body 40 which faces the projection 44 in an opposed manner, and a liquid-sealed antivibration device 10 is assembled in a state where the projection 44 of the diaphragm 34 is inserted into the recessed portion 62.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Kato
  • Publication number: 20150048235
    Abstract: A dampening mechanism includes a pair of coaxially aligned inner and outer components with ends disposed in telescoping relation with an interposed resilient elastomeric member comprising a monolithic polymeric structure comprising a hollow body within the end of the outer component, and receiving the end of the inner component with the body including an attachment portion secured to the outer component, and a support portion supporting the inner component. The body portion includes a plurality of equally spaced webs extending between the attachment portion and support portion. In one form, the body is generally cylindrical and disposed between the inner surface of the outer component and the outer surface of the inner component in telescoping relation and frictionally engaging the telescoping components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Shereyk, John S. Pontaoe
  • Patent number: 8955832
    Abstract: An operator seat suspension apparatus includes a seat having a seat structure including longitudinal, upright flanges and a vehicle having a frame including longitudinal, upright flanges spaced away from the longitudinal, upright flanges of the seat structure. A set of isolators is fixed to and connects between the upright flanges of the seat structure and the upright flanges of the vehicle frame. The isolators are adapted to allow displacement in shear in the vertical and the longitudinal directions in response to shock forces in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Excel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harlan John Bartel
  • Publication number: 20150041617
    Abstract: A mounting member for use in a vibration damping device equipped with a main rubber elastic body and a bracket, including: a fixing member configured to be fixed to the bracket; an anchoring member made of resin and configured to be anchored to the main rubber elastic body. The anchoring member is anchored to the fixing member and protrudes from the fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kei OKUMURA, Wakako MICHIYAMA, Yasuhiro KOMIYA
  • Publication number: 20150041620
    Abstract: An integrated engine mount for a vehicle may include a housing bracket and a base bracket vertically coupled, a car body bracket to be connected with a car body, and an insulator and a case bracket fitted inside the housing bracket and the base bracket. An edge of an upper end of the case bracket may be bent to form a folded portion and the folded portion is covered with a rubber member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicants: Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hyo Seok KIM
  • Patent number: 8950053
    Abstract: In a method for inserting a grommet into a structural member, a grommet slot is provided that opens into a grommet hole. The grommet slot is accessible in a plane of the grommet hole at an access location spaced from the grommet hole and has a closed-off end remote from the grommet hole. The grommet is compressed to a size allowing insertion into the grommet slot at the access location. The grommet is inserted into the grommet slot at the access location and pushed into the grommet hole. The method can be done manually or by automation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mann+Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Brad Olson, Drew Deters
  • Publication number: 20150034795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a suspension and vibration isolation system having cable isolators. The cable isolators employ low-friction air-bearing pneumatic cylinders and cables to isolate a suspended payload from vibrations of a carrier or to isolate the carrier from vibrations of the payload. Using such air-lubricated cylinder to piston interfaces virtually eliminates static friction and so improves the effectiveness of the isolation for small forces and displacement. The use of pneumatic cylinders also permits the system to be tuned to the required resonance frequency to isolate the payload from vibrations in a desired frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Vale S.A.
    Inventor: Benjamin David POLZER
  • Publication number: 20150028180
    Abstract: An engine mount assembly is provided for mounting an engine to a vehicle frame. The engine mount assembly includes an elastomeric material snubber element having a generally elongated configuration with axial end faces and a coaxial bolt passage defined therethrough. A tubular sleeve has an inner shape sized for sliding receipt of the snubber element therein. The tubular sleeve has a longitudinal cross-sectional profile such that a bottom longitudinal cross-sectional portion of the tubular sleeve extends axially beyond the end faces of the snubber element and defines an enlarged attachment footprint for the tubular sleeve to a vehicle frame flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Dayalbhai R. Patel, Thomas B. Tuttle, Suresh P. Pai
  • Publication number: 20150008303
    Abstract: An improved mount for, and method of mounting, an optical structure having a grooved/relieved protruding member with a damping ring therein or on is provided. The grooved/relieved protruding member may extend from the optical structure, and an upper element having a first opening extending therethrough may receive at least a portion of the grooved/relieved member in the first opening. The upper element may include second and third openings therein that operate along with the first opening and a tightening mechanism. Tightening of the tightening mechanism into at least one of the third opening and the second opening causes the ends of the head portions to draw toward each other so that the first opening of the upper element tightens around the at least a portion of the grooved/relieved protruding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: PLX, Inc.
    Inventors: Itai Vishnia, Zvi Bleier
  • Patent number: 8919714
    Abstract: A compliant tool holder is provided for use with robots, unmanned ground vehicles, and the like. The compliant tool holder is characterized in that it involves the use of means for compliance, such as springs, rubber, plastics, metals, composites, shock mounts, vibration mounts, or similar means for permitting compliant movement in three rotational and three translational degrees of freedom during end effector changes. The compliant tool holder reduces costs associated with automated tool change in the field, and allows for more rapid switching of end effectors, enabling a greater range of uses for robots and unmanned ground vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: RE2, Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil Michael Rizk, Frank F. Campagna, Aaron P. Nicely, Joseph J. Vasalani, III
  • Patent number: 8919723
    Abstract: Device for adjusting the length of a connecting rod and consisting of a bushing positioned inside an eye of the said connecting rod, the said bushing comprising at least one element in which there is made a bore to act as a support for a pivot pin intended to pass through the eye, characterized in that the said element is a cylinder made of a metallic material covered by a cylinder made of an elastomeric material so as to form with the metallic cylinder a cylinder homothetic with the previous one, the generatrices of the said cylinders being oriented in a direction that is inclined with respect to the longest length of the said connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Francois Robert Bellabal, Thomas Gerard Daniel Riviere
  • Patent number: 8882075
    Abstract: A furnace mounting system to elevate the furnace above the floor. In one form the furnace mounting system includes a furnace mounting block including a vibration dampening feature to prevent the transmission of noise and vibration from the furnace to the mounting block. The furnace mounting block includes a locating feature and is adhered to the bottom surface of the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark A Stansbury
  • Patent number: 8857560
    Abstract: A vibration-proof sound box includes a sound box, a first board unit, a speaker, a second board unit, and an engagement structure having a clasp, a holder and a vibration-absorption unit. The clasp has a base portion connected to the first board unit, two clasping arms extending from the base portion, and a clasping space formed between the clasping arms. The free end of each of the clasping arms is formed with a protruding clasping piece. The holder has an accommodating portion connected to the second board unit, and two clasping holes passing through the accommodating portion. The two clasping pieces respectively engage the two clasping holes. The vibration-absorption unit has a main body snugly disposed in the clasping space, and two extension portions extending from the main body. The two extension portions abut the inner wall of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jui-Chi Liao
  • Publication number: 20140246558
    Abstract: A vibration damping device including a first mounting member arranged on a lower side of a second mounting member, the first and second mounting members being elastically connected by a main rubber elastic body, and an outer bracket arranged on the lower side of the second mounting member. A coupling part is constituted by engagement between a bottom edge of the second mounting member and a top edge of the outer bracket, and the second mounting member is configured to be attached to a vibration source via the outer bracket. The outer bracket is arranged in opposition to the first mounting member in an axis-perpendicular direction, and an axis-perpendicular stopper member that regulates relative displacement between the first and second mounting members in the axis-perpendicular direction is constituted by contact between the first mounting member and the outer bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ICHIKAWA, Takayoshi YASUDA, Akio SAIKI
  • Patent number: 8823883
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a support, serving to support a main body of the display unit, formed by injection molding using a transparent material. A display unit includes the supporting device. The display unit includes a main body having a screen and a supporting device to support the main body. The supporting device includes a support connected to the main body and a stand connected to the lower part of the support. The support includes a transparent member formed by injection molding using a transparent material. The transparent member is disposed between the main body and the stand to support the display unit, and is formed by insert injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hak Kim, Eun Serb An, Hyun Jun Jung, Seung Hoon Oh, Sang Bong Jeon
  • Patent number: 8794584
    Abstract: A rubber mount includes a cylindrical rubber member (6) formed with an annular groove (12) to engage a component part (4) to be supported, and a threaded bolt (7) passed through a central axial bore (11) of the rubber member and having a threaded part (24) in a forward end thereof to be threaded into a base member (1). The intermediate part is provided with a larger diameter than the threaded part, and a pair of annular grooves (25, 26) are formed on an outer circumferential surface of the intermediate part. The rubber member is axially compressed by the head (21, 22) of the threaded bolt when the threaded bolt is fully threaded into the hole. The rubber mount consists a small number of component parts, and is easy to install, but is still able to firmly support the component part and provide a favorable vibration insulation capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimada, Yukihiro Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140211975
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a counterbalancing arrangement, including: a pin arrangement attached to a monopole; the pin arrangement rotating with respect to the monopole such that roll movement of the monopole imparts yaw movement to the pin arrangement; the pin arrangement having a gimbal; a camera mounting platform having an upper and lower surface; the gimbal connecting to the lower surface of the camera mounting platform; the gimbal having a yaw degree of freedom locked with respect to the camera mounting platform; and a counterbalancing arm attached to the camera mounting platform. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Vincent H. Roberts, Kenneth D. Salter
  • Publication number: 20140151528
    Abstract: A dynamic damper mounted within a vehicle is capable of tuning a resonance frequency for each direction and includes a housing formed by a vertical plate connected to a bottom plate. A first rubber having elasticity is seated on the bottom plate and a mass is seated on the first rubber in a vertical direction and is spaced apart from the vertical plate. A second rubber having elasticity is mounted between the mass and the vertical plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Yong-Bin Park
  • Publication number: 20140146270
    Abstract: A supporting member and a liquid crystal module with the same are disclosed. The supporting member includes a first sub-supporting member for supporting a liquid crystal panel, and a second sub-supporting member for abutting against a light guiding plate and an optical film on the light guiding plate. The second sub-supporting member is arranged on the first sub-supporting member. A hardness of the first sub-supporting member is higher than the hardness of the second sub-supporting member. With the structure, the safety of the liquid crystal panel under a vibration environment is enhanced, and a tolerance range of the liquid crystal module subjected to the vibrations is guaranteed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-cheng Kuo, Shih Hsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Gege Zhou, Jiaqiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140103186
    Abstract: This attachment structure (200) is provided with a pedestal (210) having: a pedestal bottom surface (211) adhered to the inner surface of a tire (100); and a pedestal upper surface (212) provided to the reverse side from the pedestal bottom surface (211). In the peripheral direction of the tire, the adhesion length of the pedestal bottom surface (211) adhered to the inner surface of the tire (100) is no greater than 45 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Gou Nagaya
  • Publication number: 20140097322
    Abstract: An assembly securing arrangement, in particular for securing a transmission in a motor vehicle body, includes an assembly support and at least one assembly bearing for the vibration-damped mounting of an assembly, wherein the at least one assembly bearing is a load-bearing component of the assembly support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Kappich, Juergen Goeltenboth
  • Publication number: 20140097323
    Abstract: A mount for an electric motor that is formed of an elastomeric material and includes a sleeve around which ribs are formed. The ribs include first ribs and second ribs, and the first ribs project further from the sleeve and are more compliant than the second ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventor: James Hope LAMB
  • Publication number: 20140090581
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing the effects of vibration and shock during transfer of an item on a pallet is provided. The system includes sleeves having recesses therein. The recesses are used to house dampening members, which reduce the vertical movement of the item on the pallet during transport of the item. Blocks may be positioned on the sleeves and may include apertures therethrough to house feet of the item being shipped to aid in providing lateral stability for the item during transfer. In addition, a transition member may be positioned between the feet of the item and the dampening member to increase the surface area on the dampening member to further aid in stabilizing the vertical movement of the item during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Schultz
  • Publication number: 20140085778
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing vibration isolation for a MEMS device are provided. In at least one embodiment, a system comprises a first assembly and a second assembly, wherein the second assembly and the first assembly are joined together, enclosing the MEMS device, wherein the joined first assembly and the second assembly have a recessed groove formed on an interior surface. Further, the system comprises a rigid support encircling the MEMS device, the rigid support fitting within the recessed groove; and at least one mount isolator in contact with a plurality of surfaces of the rigid support, wherein the at least one mount isolator interfaces the plurality of surfaces of the rigid support with the first assembly and the second assembly, when the first assembly and the second assembly are joined together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140070070
    Abstract: An anti-vibration clamp for holding pipes includes a pipe holding component which further includes pipe holders for locking the pipes; a clamp body including a stud locking portion for locking to a stud, and a floating attachment portion for holding the pipe holding component; and an elastic connecting component made of soft resin placed between the pipe holding component and the clamp body so that the pipe holding component and the clamp body do not contact one another directly. The pipe holding component, the elastic connecting component and the clamp body are held so that it is difficult for them to each slip mutually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Yoshinori SHINODA