Including Rigid Coaxial Pin Or Bushing Patents (Class 248/635)
  • Patent number: 11476530
    Abstract: A vehicle battery assembly having specialized fasteners that includes an integrated compression limiter. The compression limiter provides protection for the fastening joint of a cover and a tray of a housing for the battery assembly. The battery assembly may also include nut and bolt assembly which may be installed by a nut insertion tool. The nut insertion tool allows the nut and bolt assembly to be installed without damaging the tray or the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Karma Automotive LLC
    Inventors: Nadim F. Ramadan, Bailey Erin Fagan, Edward Djrbashian
  • Patent number: 11433788
    Abstract: A riding outdoor power equipment vehicle, such as for grounds maintenance, having a chassis including a support area, an operator platform for supporting a rider and supported by the chassis, and a suspension assembly. The suspension assembly is configured to resist movement of the operator platform towards the support area of the chassis and includes a biasing element having a plurality of annular portions. At least two annular portions of the plurality of annular portions are spaced apart from one another when the biasing element is in a default orientation and are moved into engagement with one another upon compression of the biasing element between the operator platform and the support area. Compression of the biasing element provides an initial deflection response that decreases substantially in response to increasing loading being applied to the operator platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: MTD PRODUCTS INC
    Inventor: Philip Helin
  • Patent number: 11408323
    Abstract: An exhaust manifold heat dissipation cover coupling device for thermal stress and vibration deflection is proposed. The device has a function of preventing wear of a heat dissipation cover to couple an exhaust manifold heat dissipation cover, the device being able to improve the durability of various parts including a heat dissipation cover by attenuating multi-directional vibration that is transmitted from an exhaust manifold when the heat dissipation cover is installed outside the exhaust manifold, being able to prevent damage to parts due to thermal stress by flexibly coping with thermal deformation such as thermal contraction or thermal expansion even if the thermal deformation is generated by high-temperature heat transmitted from the exhaust manifold, and being able to prevent frictional damage of the heat dissipation cover due to friction by a component that slides to attenuate vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hantec Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Joon Choi, Jae Gi Sim, Seung Hoon Lee, Jung Hyeok Lim, Yong Pyo Hong, Seong Bin Moon
  • Patent number: 11329466
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a cable hanger assembly. The cable hanger assembly comprises a support structure, a cable hanger, and a mounting assembly. The cable hanger comprises a front shell half that mates with a rear shell half. The front shell half and the rear shell half have a front shell half inner surface and a rear shell half inner surface that cooperate with each other to secure a cable within a cable receptacle. The cable hanger further comprises a front shell bolt aperture through the front shell half and a rear shell half bolt aperture through the rear shell half where the front shell half bolt aperture aligns with the rear shell half bolt aperture when the front shell half is mated to the rear shell half. The mounting assembly comprises a threaded bolt, a plurality of flat washers formed of a non-metallic material, and a plurality of nuts formed of a non-metallic material. The mounting assembly may optional comprise a lock washer formed of a non-metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 11215255
    Abstract: A bimodal tuned vibration absorber includes a first beam arranged lengthwise in a longitudinal direction. The first beam has an attachment mechanism adapted for mechanically coupling the first beam to a structure. A second beam is arranged lengthwise in a transverse direction, perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The second beam is mechanically coupled to a first end of the first beam via a first connector. A third beam is arranged lengthwise in the transverse direction and is mechanically coupled to a second end of the first beam, opposite the first end, via a second connector. A two-mode tuned vibration absorber includes a first beam aligned longitudinally with a second beam. A connector is aligned longitudinally and disposed between the first beam and the second beam for mechanically coupling the first beam with the second beam. The connector is adapted for enhancing the bending mode of the two-mode tuned vibration absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Gonzalo E. Mendoza
  • Patent number: 11214363
    Abstract: An example of a hub for a tail rotor includes a body configured to couple to a mast of a rotor system, a trunnion disposed within the body, first and second shafts disposed on opposite sides of the trunnion, first and second end plates secured to the body, and first and second end bearings, the first end bearing disposed between the first shaft and the first end plate and the second end bearing disposed between the second shaft and the second end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Kent Ledbetter, Thomas Parham, Dalton T. Hampton, Frank Stamps, Zachary Edwin Dailey, Robert L. Milliken
  • Patent number: 11174876
    Abstract: A blower includes a fan that sends out air, a guiding member that guides air moving towards the fan or the air sent out by the fan, and a vibration suppressing member that is provided on a side opposite to a side where the guiding member is provided with the fan interposed therebetween, and that reduces vibration of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shinya Mitorida, Ko Umenai
  • Patent number: 11078985
    Abstract: A compressor mounting device can be used for mounting a compressor to a vehicle body frame. The compressor mounting device includes a main body to be mounted to the vehicle body frame through first and second frame mounting units integrally formed to one end and the other end and including first and second compressor mounting units formed to be protruded upwardly between the first and second frame mounting units so as to be mounted to first and second lugs formed in the compressor. A main bush unit is mounted to the first and second compressor mounting units and connects the compressor and the first and second compressor mounting units through the first and second lugs to lessen vibration generated from the compressor from being transmitted to the vehicle body frame through the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yeon Ho Kim, Jae Yeon Kim, Wan Je Cho
  • Patent number: 11027834
    Abstract: An inboard bearing attachment for carrying centrifugal force (“CF”) loads in a rotor blade assembly of a rotorcraft includes a CF fitting having a curved surface and a shear bearing retainer aligned with the curved surface. A mounting flange connected to either the CF fitting or the shear bearing retainer is used to mount the inboard bearing attachment to a yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Maresh, Troy Cyril Schank, Chyausong Tzeng, John Richard McCullough, Robert Wardlaw
  • Patent number: 10988017
    Abstract: A transmission mount for a vehicle is capable of being press-fitted to a vehicle body side member with only an insulator, and without use of a bridge bracket, such that reduction in weight and cost can be achieved by eliminating the bridge bracket, and assembly workability can be improved by eliminating a bolting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Seung Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10870342
    Abstract: The vibration isolator includes: a first attachment member to be attached to one of a vibration generating unit or a vibration receiving unit; a second attachment member to be attached to another of the vibration generating unit or the vibration receiving unit; an elastic member that is provided at the second attachment member and elastically connects the first attachment member and the second attachment member; a convex portion protruded toward the first attachment member with reference to the outer surface of the elastic member opposed to the first attachment member; and a concave portion that is recessed at a region of the outer surface positioned on the base end side of the convex portion, that forms an extension portion at a side wall portion of the convex portion, and forms an opposed face opposed to the extension portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoki Takakura
  • Patent number: 10865845
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration control bush configured to improve durability of a rubber elastic body. The vibration control bush includes: a shaft member that includes a spherical convex portion; a tubular member that is arranged on a radially outer side of the shaft member; and a rubber elastic body that joins the tubular member and the shaft member. The rubber elastic body is joined to a first portion and a second portion of the tubular member. The first portion is positioned on the radially outer side of the convex portion, and the diameter of the inner circumferential face gradually decreases axially outward from the center. The second portion is positioned on the axially outer side with respect to the first portion, and the diameter of the inner circumferential face gradually increases axially outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Niwa
  • Patent number: 10663025
    Abstract: A bushing assembly is provided for a spring brake actuator of a vehicle air braking system. The bushing assembly comprises a single-piece bushing member made of a material that is homogenous throughout the bushing member. The bushing member includes a first rib structure that faces one axial direction of the bushing member and a second rib structure that faces an opposite axial direction of the bushing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Inventor: Brett S Darner
  • Patent number: 10532809
    Abstract: The bearing system is configured for treating and reacting dynamic loading within a rotor hub of rotorcraft. The bearing system includes an outer member having a plurality of alternating outer elastomeric layers and shim layers. The outer member has an inboard surface configured for bonding to an inboard bearing support, and the outer member has an outboard surface configured for bonding to an outboard bearing support. The bearing system has an inner member bonded to an interior surface of the outer member. The inner member can include a rigid inner core, as well as a plurality of elastomeric layers and shim layers configured to react torsional movements of the rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Hunter Davis, Frank B. Stamps
  • Patent number: 10518868
    Abstract: A soft-in-plane proprotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter mode and an airplane mode. The proprotor system includes a hub, a plurality of proprotor blades and a plurality of loop yokes, each coupling one of the proprotor blades with the hub and each including first and second longitudinal sections extending between inboard and outboard arcuate sections and a bearing assembly disposed between the inboard and outboard arcuate sections of each loop yoke. Each bearing assembly includes a flapping bearing disposed generally within the inboard arcuate section of the respective loop yoke and coupled to the hub, a lead-lag damper coupled to the hub, a centrifugal force bearing disposed generally within the outboard arcuate section of the respective loop yoke and a blade anchor coupled between the lead-lag damper and the centrifugal force bearing. The blade anchor is also coupled to the respective proprotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Clement Parham, Jr., Jouyoung Jason Choi, Gary Miller, Frank Bradley Stamps, Richard Erler Rauber
  • Patent number: 10378418
    Abstract: An isolator assembly has a housing with a bore. A resilient bushing is positioned within the bore of the housing. The bushing has a lower isolator spring element, a central region and an upper isolator spring element, wherein the central region has a smaller cross sectional area than each of the lower and upper isolator spring elements. The bushing has a bore extending at least partially axially therethrough. The lower and upper isolator spring elements are supported within axially spaced apart portions of the housing. A vertical hanger pin is secured within the bore of the bushing and projects outwardly therefrom to facilitate mounting the isolator assembly to an exhaust system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: THE PULLMAN COMPANY
    Inventor: Troy P. Rodecker
  • Patent number: 10144115
    Abstract: A method of forming a chemical mechanical polishing pad polishing layer is provided, including: providing a mold having a base with a negative of a groove pattern; providing a poly side (P) liquid component; providing an iso side (I) liquid component; providing a pressurized gas; providing an axial mixing device; introducing the poly side (P) liquid component, the iso side (I) liquid component and the pressurized gas to the axial mixing device to form a combination; discharging the combination from the axial mixing device at a velocity of 5 to 1,000 m/sec toward the base; allowing the combination to solidify into a cake; deriving the chemical mechanical polishing pad polishing layer from the cake; wherein the chemical mechanical polishing pad polishing layer has a polishing surface with the groove pattern formed into the polishing surface; and wherein the polishing surface is adapted for polishing a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc., Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Veneziale, Bainian Qian, Teresa Brugarolas Brufau, Julia Kozhukh, Yuhua Tong, Jeffrey B. Miller, Diego Lugo, George C. Jacob, Marty W. DeGroot, Andrew Wank, Fengji Yeh
  • Patent number: 10105825
    Abstract: A method of forming a chemical mechanical polishing pad polishing layer is provided, including: providing a mold having a base with a negative of a groove pattern; providing a poly side (P) liquid component; providing an iso side (I) liquid component; providing a pressurized gas; providing an axial mixing device; introducing the poly side (P) liquid component, the iso side (I) liquid component and the pressurized gas to the axial mixing device to form a combination; discharging the combination from the axial mixing device at a velocity of 10 to 300 m/sec toward the base; allowing the combination to solidify into a cake; deriving the chemical mechanical polishing pad polishing layer from the cake; wherein the chemical mechanical polishing pad polishing layer has a polishing surface with the groove pattern formed into the polishing surface; and wherein the polishing surface is adapted for polishing a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronics Materials CMP Holdings, Inc., Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Veneziale, Bainian Qian, Teresa Brugarolas Brufau, Julia Kozhukh, Yuhua Tong, Jeffrey B. Miller, Diego Lugo, George C. Jacob, Marty W. DeGroot, Andrew Wank, Fengji Yeh
  • Patent number: 10092998
    Abstract: A method of forming a chemical mechanical polishing pad composite polishing layer is provided, including: providing a first polishing layer component of a first continuous non-fugitive polymeric phase having a plurality of periodic recesses; discharging a combination toward the first polishing layer component at a velocity of 5 to 1,000 m/sec, filling the plurality of periodic recesses with the combination; allowing the combination to solidify in the plurality of periodic recesses forming a second non-fugitive polymeric phase giving a composite structure; and, deriving the chemical mechanical polishing pad composite polishing layer from the composite structure, wherein the chemical mechanical polishing pad composite polishing layer has a polishing surface on the polishing side of the first polishing layer component; and wherein the polishing surface is adapted for polishing a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc., Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bainian Qian, Teresa Brugarolas Brufau, Julia Kozhukh, David Michael Veneziale, Yuhua Tong, Diego Lugo, George C. Jacob, Jeffrey B. Miller, Tony Quan Tran, Marc R. Stack, Andrew Wank, Jeffrey James Hendron
  • Patent number: 10011002
    Abstract: A method of forming a chemical mechanical polishing pad composite polishing layer is provided, including: providing a first polishing layer component of a first continuous non-fugitive polymeric phase having a plurality of periodic recesses; discharging a combination toward the first polishing layer component at a velocity of 10 to 300 msec, filling the plurality of periodic recesses with the combination; allowing the combination to solidify in the plurality of periodic recesses forming a second non-fugitive polymeric phase giving a composite structure; and, deriving the chemical mechanical polishing pad composite polishing layer from the composite structure, wherein the chemical mechanical polishing pad composite polishing layer has a polishing surface on the polishing side of the first polishing layer component; and wherein the polishing surface is adapted for polishing a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc., Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bainian Qian, Teresa Brugarolas Brufau, Julia Kozhukh, David Michael Veneziale, Yuhua Tong, Diego Lugo, George C. Jacob, Jeffrey B. Miller, Tony Quan Tran, Marc R. Stack, Andrew Wank, Jeffrey James Hendron
  • Patent number: 9970507
    Abstract: An anti-vibration apparatus (10) has a bracket (12) that is mounted at a vehicle body (26) (i.e., one of a vibration-generating portion or a vibration-receiving portion), a mounting portion (14) that is mounted at an engine (24) (i.e. the other one of the vibration-generating portion or the vibration-receiving portion), an elastic body (16) that is provided at the mounting portion (14) and is press-inserted into the bracket (12), and that is interposed between the bracket (12) and the mounting portion (14), an auxiliary elastic portion (18) that is provided at the mounting portion (14), and extends in a press-insertion direction of the elastic body (16), a threaded component (52) (i.e., the connector portion (20)) that is provided at the auxiliary elastic portion (18), and a connection-receiving portion (22) that is provided at the bracket (12), and to which the connector portion (20) is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshichika Okajima, Tatsuya Tsutsumi, Hidehisa Ito
  • Patent number: 9939040
    Abstract: A liquid-sealed vibration prevention device is provided with a main rubber-elastic body for elastically connecting an inner cylinder with an intermediate sleeve, an outer cylinder for sheathing the intermediate sleeve, and a seal rubber layer positioned on the inner-circumferential surface of the outer cylinder. The intermediate sleeve has an upper ring part, and the upper end face of the upper ring part is provided with an inclined projection part which extends diagonally upward toward the inner cylinder. Moreover, a pair of rotation-stop rubbers that holds the inclined projection part in the circumferential direction of the intermediate sleeve is provided on the inner side of an annular recess of the outer cylinder and on the upper part side of the seal rubber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAMASHITA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9874229
    Abstract: In some implementations, cooling fans can be mounted in a server chassis using a multi-level vibration dampening mechanism to reduce the transmission of fan vibrations to the server chassis. For example, a plurality of cooling fans can be housed within a plurality of fan cages. The plurality of fan cages can be mounted to a cooling fan tray. The cooling fan tray can be mounted to the chassis. For example, the mountings used to attach the fan cages to the tray and the tray to the chassis can include resilient vibration dampers. Thus, the vibrations generated by the cooling fans can be more effectively reduced and operation of vibration sensitive server components can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Ming-Sheng Chang, Chi-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 9771030
    Abstract: A mounting system for an electronic control module is disclosed. The mounting system includes a first mounting member, a second mounting member, and a third mounting member coupled to the first mounting member and the second mounting member by a plurality of first isolation devices and by a plurality of first fastening members. The third mounting member includes a base portion having a first end and a second end. The base portion is coupled to the ECM by at least one second isolation device and by at least one second fastening member. The third mounting member includes a first leg portion coupled to the first mounting member. The third mounting member further includes a second leg portion coupled to the second mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. DeHaai, Matthew A. Trosky, Thomas W. Birch, Brett D. Ellen, Bradley J. Fink
  • Patent number: 9586467
    Abstract: A coreless engine mount, and a method for manufacturing a coreless engine mount, may include a mount bracket that has at least one bolting hole for bolting and houses a mounting bush, and combines with the mounting bush, and a coreless support bracket that has an extension integrally extending from the mounting bush and is formed of an aluminum material, the extension being integrally formed with the mounting bush by curing, and the extension having at least one bolting hole for bolting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Seungwon Kim, Yongjin Kim, Yongjoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9520158
    Abstract: A fastening device for securing and protecting an electronic device is provided. The electronic device is provided with at least one assembly hole. The fastening device includes a fastening assembly and a plate. The fastening assembly includes a buffer and a fastening element inserted through the buffer. The fastening element includes a rod portion, a fastening portion at one end of the rod portion, and a head portion at the other end of the rod portion. The fastening portion is fastened in the assembly hole. The plate includes a first positioning hole and a second positioning hole communicating with the first positioning hole. A diameter of the first positioning hole is greater than a diameter of the second positioning hole, and a diameter of the head portion is less than the diameter of the first positioning hole and greater than the diameter of the second positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Yu-Qing Lyu
  • Patent number: 9488247
    Abstract: An active vibration isolation and damping system (11) comprising a payload (12) that has to be isolated or damped, a vibration sensor (14) for detecting a vibration of the payload, an actuator (15) for moving the payload relative to a bearing body (13) supporting the payload, and a controller (16) for providing the actuator with a signal that is representative for the vibration. The system provides a solution for the tilting problem by applying a vibration sensor that has a low stiffness connection to the payload (12) for rotation along an axis (17) perpendicular to the gravitational force (18), and a high stiffness connection to the payload (12) for the vibration detectable with the vibration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: MECAL B.V.
    Inventors: Niek Rijnveld, Teunis Cornelis van den Dool
  • Patent number: 9422003
    Abstract: A subframe mounting bush my include an outer pipe provided in a subframe and divided into at least two or more outer divided parts in a vertical direction, an inner pipe inwardly spaced apart from the outer pipe by a predetermined gap and divided into at least two or more inner divided parts in the vertical direction, and a buffering rubber interposed between the outer pipe and the inner pipe and divided into at least two or more rubber divided parts in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Young Dong Yun, Joon Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9285073
    Abstract: A system includes a device, a support structure, and a flexure bearing configured to connect the device to the support structure. The flexure bearing includes an outer hub and an inner hub, where the hubs are configured to be secured to the support structure and to the device. The flexure bearing also includes multiple sets of flexure arms connecting the outer and inner hubs. Each set of flexure arms includes symmetric flexure arms. The flexure bearing could include three sets of flexure arms positioned radially around a central axis of the flexure bearing and having a spacing of about 120°. Each flexure arm can follow a substantially curved path between the outer hub and the inner hub. The symmetric flexure arms in each set can be configured such that twisting of one flexure arm in one set is substantially counteracted by twisting of another flexure arm in that set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Ellis, Lowell A. Bellis, Brian R. Schaefer, Robert D. Schaefer, Marco K. Kwan
  • Patent number: 9273683
    Abstract: A motor-driven compressor to be mounted to an attachment section of a vehicle includes a fluid compression unit, an electric drive unit for the compression unit and a case. The case has a main body formed from a resin and covering at least the compression unit, and a mounting portion that is provided integrally with the main body and configured to be mounted to the attachment section. The mounting portion has a tubular body provided integrally with the main body and a fastening member inserted into the tubular body for mounting the tubular body to the attachment section. The main body is interposed between the compression unit and the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Kenji Yokoi, Ken Suitou
  • Patent number: 9127628
    Abstract: A flange fastening structure includes a first flange made of metal and a second flange made of plastic. Stepped nuts are provided in the second flange and each have a large-diameter portion and a small-diameter portion. The second flange has at least one raised portion on a surface of the second flange facing the large-diameter portion. The at least one raised portion is made of plastic. A height of the at least one raised portion is set such that the at least one raised portion pressed with the large-diameter portion is deformed when the first flange and the second flange are fastened together with bolts and the nuts. The small-diameter portion of each of the nuts contacts the first flange to limit fastening positions of the nuts and the bolts when the first flange and the second flange are fastened together with the bolts and the nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Egawa
  • Patent number: 9101069
    Abstract: An exemplary fixing device includes an elastically deformable sleeve and a screw extendable through the sleeve. The sleeve includes a hollow column and multiple flanges extending outwardly from an outer circumferential face of the column. A plate assembly incorporating the fixing device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Chun Tsai, Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 9054419
    Abstract: An antenna device of a mobile terminal that can secure radiation performance is provided. The antenna device having a battery cover composed of a metal material includes a radiation unit for transmitting and receiving a signal, a feeding unit formed at an end portion of a first side of the radiation unit for electrically connecting the radiation unit to a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), and a ground part disposed a predetermined distance from the feeding unit and formed at a second side of the radiation unit. When the battery cover is fastened to the mobile terminal, the ground part contacts a first side of the battery cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bong Sung, In Jin Hwang, Seung Hwan Kim, Jae Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9046144
    Abstract: An isolation mount is provided including a frame bracket having an aperture therein. A fastener is received in the aperture. The fastener includes a threaded shaft and a cone-shaped head portion integrally formed with the threaded shaft. The cone-shaped head portion includes a narrow end and a relatively wider end with the narrow end being closer to the threaded shaft than the wider end and a tool engaging portion on the head portion. An elastomeric member is disposed between the fastener and the frame bracket. The design integrates multiple features into a single element thereby greatly improving the assembly process and cost of the isolation mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: VIBRACOUSTIC NORTH AMERICA, L.P.
    Inventor: Mickey L. Love
  • Patent number: 9033094
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Dayalbhai R. Patel, Thomas B. Tuttle, Suresh P. Pai
  • Patent number: 9027912
    Abstract: A vibration damping device including: an inner shaft member; a main rubber elastic body fixed to an outer circumference surface of the inner shaft member; and an outer bracket attached to an outer circumference surface of the main rubber elastic body. At least one locking projection formed to an inner circumference surface on a bracket main unit provided to the outer bracket is inserted and locked in a circumference direction in at least one locking groove formed on the outer circumference surface of the main rubber elastic body. The main rubber elastic body is held between axially opposed surfaces of an abutting protruding part formed on one axial end of the bracket main unit and a retaining protruding part formed on a press fit metal fitting press fit and fixed to another axial end of the bracket main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Hibi, Akio Saiki, Takayoshi Yasuda, Masahiro Ohnishi, Kentaro Mori, Nobuya Yoshida, Hiroshi Miya
  • Patent number: 9010716
    Abstract: This vibration-damping device (1) includes: a bracket member (3) connected to one of a vibration-generator and a vibration-receiver; and a vibration-damping member (2A, 2B) including: a cylindrical first mounting member (20A, 20B) fitted inside a fitting part (30) provided in the bracket member (3), a second mounting member (21A, 21B) connected to the other of the vibration generator and the vibration receiver, and an elastic body (22A, 22B) that elastically connects the first mounting member (20A, 20B) and the second mounting member (21A, 21B). The first mounting member (20A, 20B) and the fitting part (30) are each formed in a shape having a plurality of radii of different lengths in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kobori
  • Patent number: 8985545
    Abstract: A supporting assembly is disposed to a case of an electronic device. A window is formed on the case for communicating an inner surface and an outer surface of the case. The supporting assembly includes a fixed part, a latching post, and a support body. The fixed part is disposed to the inner surface. The latching post includes a fixing end and an inserting end. The fixing end runs through the window and is fixed to the fixed part. A first stopping block is disposed to the inserting end. The support body includes a supporting side and a combination side. A combination hole is formed at the combination side for the inserting end to insert therein. The support body further includes a second stopping block protrudly disposed in the combination hole, for stopping the first stopping block to prevent the inserting end from escaping from the combination hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chuan-Hsiao Chiu, Chen-Ming Chan, Xiang-Lin Xue
  • Patent number: 8978233
    Abstract: A transmission mount type of side assembling includes a cylindrical insulator; a core having a plurality of longitudinal holes and inserted in the insulator; a side stopper having a support connected to one end of the core in contact with the inner side of the insulator and a protrusion protruding outside the insulator from the support; a cylindrical case accommodating the core, the side stopper, and the insulator; and a plurality of bolts that is longer than the case and inserted through holes in the core and the side stopper from a side to protrude outside the case, such that it can simplify the assembly process of fastening a transmission to a car body and reduce the manufacturing cost, without changing the existing manufacturing line, and ensure safety in assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyuk Kim, Yong-Jin Kim, Seung-Won Kim, Jun-Haeng Heo, Kong-Sup Jung, Jong-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8979131
    Abstract: A fuel tank mounting system for a motor vehicle including an end plate, a sleeve, a fuel tank bracket, and a pin for coupling the fuel tank to a frame of the motor vehicle while allowing the fuel tank bracket to move axially with respect to the pin and to rotate about the pin to reduce stress on at least one fuel tank mount used to couple the fuel tank to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Schwark, James L. Greene
  • Publication number: 20150008304
    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: 8919717
    Abstract: A fastening device having equalization elements, which are movable in the longitudinal direction of a receiving sleeve for adjustment to different diameters of oblong fastening elements such as coarse thread bolts, which hold the fastening element substantially without play in the receiving sleeve in dependence on the diameter of the respective fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Ingo Hauser
  • Publication number: 20140367546
    Abstract: A vibration damping device including: an inner shaft member; a main rubber elastic body fixed to an outer circumference surface of the inner shaft member; and an outer bracket attached to an outer circumference surface of the main rubber elastic body. At least one locking projection formed to an inner circumference surface on a bracket main unit provided to the outer bracket is inserted and locked in a circumference direction in at least one locking groove formed on the outer circumference surface of the main rubber elastic body. The main rubber elastic body is held between axially opposed surfaces of an abutting protruding part formed on one axial end of the bracket main unit and a retaining protruding part formed on a press fit metal fitting press fit and fixed to another axial end of the bracket main unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru HIBI, Akio SAIKI, Takayoshi YASUDA, Masahiro OHNISHI, Kentaro MORI, Nobuya YOSHIDA, Hiroshi MIYA
  • Patent number: 8876092
    Abstract: A mounting assembly comprising an inner mounting sleeve having a cylindrical shank, wherein an end of the mounting sleeve is configured to be mounted to a support structure of a motorized device. The assembly comprises an inner grommet having a cylindrical shank, an axial opening of the inner grommet shank configured to accommodate the mounting sleeve shank there-through. The assembly comprises an outer ring sleeve having a cylindrical shank, the outer ring sleeve disposed around a portion of the inner grommet shank, the outer ring sleeve shank configured to accommodate an eyelet of a mounting arm there-around. The assembly comprises an outer grommet having a cylindrical shank, an axial opening of the outer grommet shank configured to accommodate the inner grommet shank there-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lennox Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Wojcieson
  • Patent number: 8842426
    Abstract: An adjustable buffer and a multi-media storage device module are provided. The module includes a multi-media storage device, multiple adjustable buffers and multiple fasteners. Each buffer including a supporting unit, a body having a second assembling portion pivoted to the first assembling portion and multiple extension units, a cover having an opening and multiple second locking structures and a fixing cap is installed at two opposite sidewalls of the device. The supporting unit has a main portion, a first assembling portion and multiple first locking structures disposed at the body surrounding the first assembling portion. The second locking structures pass through the body to lock the first locking structures and the first assembling portion in the opening contacts the extension units. The cap is assembled to the first assembling portion and presses the second assembling portion. The fasteners pass through the first assembling portion and are screwed into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Tsai Chou
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8746649
    Abstract: A system and method to control vibrations exerted on a non-vibrating structure. The system includes an adjustable variable stiffness support securely attached to both the non-vibrating structure and a vibrating structure. A driver operably associated with the variable stiffness support is configured to selectively adjust the variable stiffness support. A control system in data communication with both a sensor system and the driver includes an algorithm to determine whether adjustment of the variable stiffness support is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Haynes, David L. Williams, Michael R. Smith, Robert J. Pascal, David E. Heverly, Taeoh Lee
  • Patent number: 8664544
    Abstract: An attachment system for cables (7), in particular for wind turbines, has a base body (1, 3) securable to a support structure and forming cable bushings (5) with openings for cables (7). The openings can be closed by a cover (17) applying retaining forces to the cables (7). The cable bushings (5) on the base body (1, 3) are arranged at least over part of a ring, with an outside opening. The cover (17) has retaining bodies lockable to the base body (1, 3) for preliminary fixing of the cables (7) inserted into the cable bushings (5) and a tightening strap (17) encompassing the base body (1, 3) and applying retaining forces to the cables (7) via the retaining bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hydac Accessories GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Even, Burhan Yagci
  • Patent number: 8590667
    Abstract: A crankcase of an internal combustion engine includes protruding portions formed on an outer surface of the crankcase which are constituted of a pair of left and right wall members, and a vibration isolating rubber is fitted between the wall members. The crankcase configured in this manner prevents the generation of sounds from a protruding portion of the crankcase and is light-weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Watanabe, Atsushi Ogasawara, Masataka Tanaka, Satoru Nojima
  • Patent number: 8523136
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Dayalbhai R. Patel, Thomas Blake Tuttle, Suresh Padmanabh Pai