Including Energy Absorbing Means, E.g., Fluid Or Friction Damping Patents (Class 248/636)
  • Publication number: 20140117829
    Abstract: A carrier device comprises a rail and a supporting element. The rail includes a first rail element and a second rail element disposed oppositely. The supporting element is slidably disposed between the first rail element and the second rail element along the rail. The supporting element includes a supporting base and a buffer element. The supporting base has a lateral wall. The buffer element has a lateral side as well as a first edge and a second edge disposed oppositely to each other. The buffer element is disposed on the lateral wall with its lateral side facing the lateral wall of the supporting base. The first edge is pressed against the first rail element through a first protruding portion of the first edge. The second edge is pressed against the second rail element. The material stiffness of the buffer element is less than that of the supporting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Ling-Er Lin
  • Publication number: 20140119861
    Abstract: A support rack for a side loading arm of a refuse vehicle has a frame to secure with the refuse vehicle. A support member is pivotally coupled with the frame. The support member receives the side loading arm. An actuating mechanism is coupled between the frame and the support member. The actuating mechanism moves the support member between a first and a second position. In the first position, the support member is in a locked position which locks the side loading arm in position with the support rack during over road traveling conditions. In the second position, the support member is in an unlocked position to enable the side loading arm to move away from the support rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Brian T. PARKER, David C. GENTRY
  • Publication number: 20140093048
    Abstract: An active vibration absorber is provided for damping vibrations of a cantilevered portion of a support structure. The vibration absorber comprises a mass, wherein the mass is coupled without using a spring and through a drive that is controlled by a control device of the vibration absorber to a fastening means for fastening the drive to a support structure to be damped, so that upon a movement of the mass relative to the fastening means an inertial force caused by this movement is directly transmitted through the drive to the fastening means, and wherein the control device comprises a motion sensor and the control device is adapted to control the drive in function of the signals from the motion sensor. The active vibration isolator has a purpose of damping especially low-frequency vibrating structures including more than one mass-spring element so that the vibration amplitude thereof is significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Dynamics Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Peter A. Kropp, Wolfram Sinn
  • Patent number: 8671549
    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: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    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
  • Publication number: 20140061428
    Abstract: An isolation system includes a platform, a plurality of isolators for the platform, at least one actuator subsystem positioned to rigidly support the platform, and a controller subsystem configured to activate the actuator subsystem to rigidly support the platform in a first configuration, and otherwise deactivate the actuator subsystem for support by the plurality of isolators in a second configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Darren Chao, Hamid Shaidani, Rankumar Krishnan
  • Patent number: 8657251
    Abstract: A cab frame (14) is supported on brackets (12, 13) provided at a plurality of positions of a vehicle body frame (11) with dampers (15). Movement limiting mechanisms (30) for limiting a movement at least in a vertical direction of the cab frame (14) are provided between the brackets (12, 13) and the cab frame (14). Further, the movement limiting mechanisms (30) are provided at least at two positions. Each movement limiting mechanism (30) includes a lower limiting portion (31) arranged close to the brackets (12, 13) and constituted by a plate member, and an upper limiting portion (32) arranged close to the cab frame (14) and constituted by a plate member in the same manner. The lower limiting portion (31) is integrally structured with the brackets (12, 13). Recesses (33, 34) are formed in a side edge of at least one of the lower limiting portion (31) and the upper limiting portion (32), and the limiting portion in the other limiting portion is positioned within the recesses (33, 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kamimae
  • Patent number: 8646760
    Abstract: An assembly includes a chassis coupled to a mounting surface via a mounting system. The mounting system includes a bolt, a dashpot, and a spring. The dashpot and the spring are configured to reduce vibration forces transferred from the mounting surface to the chassis. Techniques for forming the assembly are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Ishman
  • Patent number: 8644015
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket for fixing a data storage device, a handle pivotably mounted to the bracket, and a resisting member movably attached to an outer surface of the bracket. The handle includes a pressing portion. The resisting member includes a resisting portion and a connecting portion formed from one end of the resisting portion. When the handle is operated to pivot toward the bracket, the pressing portion resists against the connecting portion to bias the resisting portion to be deformed away from the outer surface of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieh-Hsiang Lin, Chih-Min Lin, Wen-Chen Wang
  • Publication number: 20140021327
    Abstract: A support system for supporting a transmission line and for mitigating sagging or swinging of the transmission line may comprise support lines coupled to the transmission line by adjustable risers. The adjustable risers may be dynamically adjustable in length to compensate for the sagging or swinging of the transmission line. Various embodiments of the adjustable risers, support lines, and support system are contemplated. These embodiments may include adjustment mechanisms, sensors, shock absorbers, positioning mechanisms, zero gap connections, guy wires, lateral members, and various different arrangements of the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140014600
    Abstract: The invention provides a sub-rack mounting bracket for mounting an electrical device sub-rack to an electrical device rack. The sub-rack mounting bracket has an intermediate portion arranged between a first planar portion and a second planar portion of the sub-rack mounting bracket. The first portion, second portion and intermediate portion extend throughout the length of the sub-rack mounting bracket. The Intermediate portion is formed of a sheet material shaped so as to reduce the amplitude of vibrations transmitted to the sub-rack through the sub-rack mounting bracket during use. The invention also provides an assembly of an electrical device sub-rack and at least one sub-rack mounting bracket in accordance with an embodiment of the invention secured to the electrical device sub-rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Claudio Dinca, Angelo Rivara, Marco Sivori
  • Publication number: 20140008511
    Abstract: A fall protection device including a frame including a vertical stanchion, a boom and a strut, wherein the strut has a male unit extending into an opening formed at a female unit, the units cooperating and sliding with respect to each other at the level of the opening when a compression force is transmitted to an end of the trust. The female unit is provided with housings for respective cylindrical or spherical elements that roll or rotate by friction with the male unit when the male and female units slide with respect to each other, the dimensions of the elements being such that they interfere with the outer profile of the male unit, pressing and causing the successive plastic deformation of the male unit during its movement relative to the female unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: INVERAL, S.A.
    Inventor: Pedro Xammar Bove
  • Publication number: 20130341484
    Abstract: A vibration proof structure of a seat apparatus for a vehicle, includes a first member and a second member movably arranged relative to each other in a first relative direction corresponding to a forward movement of a seat element in a front and rear direction of the vehicle and in a second relative direction corresponding to a rearward movement of the seat element in the front and rear direction, a first restriction wall restricting a relative movement of the first member to the second member in the first relative direction, a second restriction wall restricting the relative movement of the first member to the second member in the second relative direction, and a resistance force applying portion applying a resistance force to the first member moving in the first relative direction while not applying the resistance force to the first member moving in the second relative direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yukifumi YAMADA, Naoki Goto
  • Patent number: 8608126
    Abstract: There is disclosed a support for mounting an end of a roller blind to a structure such as a wall, ceiling and window frame. The support includes a first plate for mounting to the end of the roller blind and a second plate adjacent the first plate. The second plate has a central aperture dimensioned to receive the end of the roller blind. The support further includes a bracket for mounting the second plate to the structure. A plurality of vibration absorbing fasteners are provided for mounting the first plate to the second plate and dampening vibrations travelling from the first plate to the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Philip Ng, Norman Wills
  • Publication number: 20130313398
    Abstract: A load isolation mounting apparatus may be secured to one side of a machine frame wall to support a machine component in a position closely adjacent the opposite side of the wall. The mounting apparatus may include a mounting plate having a generally planar body to which the machine component may be secured. An aperture in the machine frame wall may accommodate a support flange that may be affixed to the mounting plate and extend through the aperture for securement of the mounting plate to the isolation mount apparatus affixed to the other side of the wall. As such, the isolation mounting apparatus may be affixed to an exterior machine frame wall for protecting an interiorly positioned mounting plate, and particularly a machine component secured thereto, from potentially harmful forces, including vibrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Sayre, Christopher Paul Bartsch
  • Publication number: 20130314771
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for mounting an optical element, in particular in an EUV projection exposure apparatus, comprising at least one actuator which exerts a controllable force on the optical element; wherein between the actuator and the optical element a mechanical coupling in the form of a pin is embodied in such a way that, relative to the drive axis of the actuator, the ratio of the stiffness of the mechanical coupling in an axial direction to the stiffness in a lateral direction is at least 100; and at least one damping element which brings about a damping of a natural vibration form of the pin in a lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Bernhard Geuppert, Rodolfo Rabe, Ulrich Schoenhoff
  • Publication number: 20130284878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding device for securing at least one flat element, in particular a façade element, comprising at least one substructure securing means, at least one flat element securing means and at least one transversal force absorbing means which interconnects the substructure securing means and the flat element securing means and which absorbs forces that are effective in the plane defined by the flat elements, characterized in that the holding device comprises at least one to energy absorbing means which absorbs energy that is introduced into the holding device by forces that act perpendicularly to the plane defined by the flat elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Frank Wellershoff
  • Publication number: 20130277528
    Abstract: A wiper apparatus for a vehicle, including: a frame to receive a wiper driving motor; a supporter formed to protrude from the frame toward an auto body panel; and a jointing member that combines with the supporter and that joins to the auto body panel, wherein the jointing member forms an ‘L’ shape in a longitudinal cross-section including a direction in which the jointing member is finally assembled into the auto body panel, and includes a first pressing part for contacting and supporting one side of the auto body panel; a second pressing part for contacting and supporting the other side of the auto body panel; and a protruding stopper for preventing the auto body panel from rotating in a direction parallel to the auto body panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Kyoung Ho Ko
  • Patent number: 8556143
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for interconnecting a first object and a second object has a link assembly having a first end that couples the first object, and a second end that couples the second object, and a top plate assembly pivotably coupled to the second end of the link assembly. The top plate assembly includes an upper plate having a plurality of holes for attachment to a receiving device, and a lower plate pivotably coupled to the second end of the link assembly. The lower plate is connected to the upper plate only through a plurality of shock and vibration absorption members, thereby improving the shock and vibration absorption effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Adaptiv Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Adam Gold, Wayne Chen
  • Patent number: 8514562
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes an enclosure, a bracket for fixing a data storage device, and a resisting member movably attached to an outer surface of the bracket. The enclosure includes a pressing portion. The resisting member includes a resisting portion and a connecting portion formed from one end of the resisting portion. When the bracket is received in the enclosure, the pressing portion resists against the connecting portion to move the resisting portion toward the enclosure to firmly fix the bracket to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chieh-Hsiang Lin, Chih-Min Lin, Wen-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 8511628
    Abstract: An anchor point has a foot, an elongated absorbing element, and a coupling feature for attaching a coupling element to the means of absorbing energy. The elongated absorbing element is provided with plates which extend radially and are situated axially at a distance from each other, and a casing that is situated about the absorbing element and is attached to the foot at a first end and at the second end is connected to an end of the absorbing element in such a way that it can be detached. The absorbing element is attached to a safety device at the other end with which the absorbing element is secured to the casing to prevent twisting. The safety device is provided with a locking device for locking the pin in the absorbing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: XSPlatforms Holding, BV
    Inventor: Gerardus Antonie Martinus Maria Cox
  • Patent number: 8484911
    Abstract: An inventive method is presented for a sliding pendulum seismic isolation system that reduces seismic forces on the supported structure and reduces the costs of the isolation bearings, seismic gaps, and supported structural frame. The inventive method is to configure the isolation system to achieve increased effective friction with increased displacement amplitudes, and to employ specific bearing configurations that suit the different types and magnitudes of loads present at particular structure support locations. Three bearing configurations are presented which are comprised of multiple sliders that slide along different concave spherical surfaces, each constituting an independent sliding pendulum mechanism having a specified pendulum length and friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Zayas, Stanley Low
  • Patent number: 8484910
    Abstract: An active dynamic vibration absorber 1 includes a weight 2; a frame 3 which is adjacent to the weight 2 in such a manner as to surround the weight 2 with clearances X1 and Y1; a holding mechanism 4 which is interposed between the weight 2 and the frame 3 and holds the weight 2 movably in an X direction with respect to the frame 3, while holding the weight 2 immovably in a Y direction and a vertical direction V; a detecting means 5 for detecting the relative vibration of a predetermined value in the X direction of the weight 2 with respect to the frame 3; and a moving means 6 for relatively moving the weight 2 in the X direction with respect to the frame 3 on the basis of a detection signal from the detecting means 5 such that the relative movement of the weight 2 in the X direction with respect to the frame 3 is allowed, while the vibrational displacement of the weight 2 in the X direction with respect to the frame 3 is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Oiles Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuo Shimoda, Mitsuru Miyazaki, Yuichi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8479899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a damper that is easy to mount and capable of attenuating to a sufficient degree a vibration generated by an electronic component; also disclosed are an electronic component and an electronic apparatus that are provided with such a damper. A mounting insertion portion is provided with a hard portion maintaining the configuration of the mounting insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Polymatech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Ohtake, Masayuki Itakura
  • Patent number: 8480052
    Abstract: A vibration isolating device for isolating an object from at least one of vibration and shock from an external source. The vibration isolation device comprises such features as a mounting structure where the object is mounted to, at least a plurality of first springs coupled to the mounting structure to minimize coupling of the at least one vibration and shock to the object, and a shock stop. In addition, the device may include a plurality of stop pins that are separate from the mounting structure and arranged externally to the mounting structure. The stop pins can limit a displacement of the object when the at least one of vibration and shock exceeds a given level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: DRS Tactical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell B. Taylor, Jeremy Hutcherson, Vinson Loos
  • Publication number: 20130161475
    Abstract: A base assembly for a grinding mill includes a first ring having a first mating surface. The base assembly includes a support frame having a second mating surface. The support frame is movably coupled to the first ring. The first mating surface and the second mating surface are in sliding engagement with one another. The base assembly includes a second ring removably coupled to the first ring. The second ring is operable to receive impact forces from grinding members which engage the second ring. The base assembly is operable to dampen vibrations resulting from the impact forces applied to the base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Walter Andrew Nelson, James Raymond Hoag
  • Publication number: 20130153742
    Abstract: An arrangement for holding a particle beam device, in particular an electron beam device, on at least one base structure, includes at least one receiving unit, at least one damping unit which is to be positioned between the base structure and the receiving unit, at least one damping element being arranged at the receiving unit, and at least one holding element being arranged at the damping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Jürgen POMMERENKE, Matthias Langer
  • Patent number: 8448436
    Abstract: A tunable impedance load bearing structure includes a support comprising an active material configured for supporting a load, wherein the active material undergoes a change in a property upon exposure to an activating condition, wherein the change in the property is effective to change an impedance characteristic of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Alan L. Browne, Nancy L. Johnson, Nilesh D. Mankame, Paul W. Alexander, Hanif Muhammad, Kenneth A. Strom, James W. Wells
  • Publication number: 20130112843
    Abstract: Mounting systems for structural members, fastening assemblies thereof, and vibration isolation systems including the same are provided. Mounting systems comprise a pair of mounting brackets, each clamped against a fastening assembly forming a mounting assembly. Fastening assemblies comprise a spherical rod end comprising a spherical member having a through opening and an integrally threaded shaft, first and second seating members on opposite sides of the spherical member and each having a through opening that is substantially coaxial with the spherical member through opening, and a partially threaded fastener that threadably engages each mounting bracket forming the mounting assembly. Structural members have axial end portions, each releasably coupled to a mounting bracket by the integrally threaded shaft. Axial end portions are threaded in opposite directions for permitting structural member rotation to adjust a length thereof to a substantially zero strain position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Ken Young, Timothy Hindle, Tim Daniel Barber
  • Publication number: 20130112845
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket, a data storage device and a vibration absorbing module. A slot is defined in the bracket. The data storage device comprises a sidewall with a locking hole. The vibration absorbing module is accommodated in the slot. The vibration absorbing module includes a fixing member and a vibration absorbing member. The fixing member is screwed into the locking hole. The vibration absorbing member is set on the fixing member. The vibration absorbing includes a blocking board and a plurality of buffering pieces. The plurality of buffering pieces is connected to edges of the blocking board and elastically deformability abut edges of the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: HAI-TAO GONG
  • Publication number: 20130112844
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a hard disk drive includes a bracket, two shock absorbing members, and a slide member. The bracket includes two opposite side plates. An inner surface of each side plate defines a receiving slot. Each shock absorbing member is made of resilient material and received in the corresponding receiving slots. Each shock absorbing member defines a groove facing the other shock absorbing member. The slide member includes two mounting plates respectively fixed to opposite sides of the hard disk drive. A mounting portion extends from each mounting plate to slidably engage in the groove of the corresponding shock absorbing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: HUAN-CHIN WANG
  • Patent number: 8429862
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration damping construction system including a first construction body, a second construction body, and a damping unit. The first construction body includes a reaction surface. The second construction body is accommodated in the first construction body. The damping unit is disposed between the second construction body and the reaction surface of the first construction body for reducing the vibration transferred from the first construction body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Ruentex Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Samuel Yin
  • Patent number: 8430373
    Abstract: A fluid-filled type vibration damping device including a resin bracket provided on an outside peripheral face of a second mounting member. The resin bracket includes a mating portion mated within a mating groove of the second mounting member opening in an outside peripheral face of the second mounting member, a mating tubular portion extending on the outside peripheral face of the second mounting member from the mating portion to one axial side, and a mounting portion which is formed at a distal end portion of the mating tubular portion on the one axial side and extends peripherally outward. A weight reducing space opens at a distal end face of the mating tubular portion on the one axial side while extending between an inside peripheral face of the mating tubular portion and the outside peripheral face of the second mounting member in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Nishi, Daisuke Fukunaga, Tetsuya Miyahara, Keisuke Kawabe
  • Patent number: 8424832
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an adaptive, multi-axis suspension support system providing both coarse and fine suspension to a payload. Coarse suspension control is provided to maintain the payload within a coarse range of position. Fine suspension control is provided by monitoring and analyzing vibration characteristics in both time and frequency domains to determine the required amount of damper resistance to be exerted by a magnetorheological (MR) device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Elliptical Mobile Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jody G. Robbins, William E. Woodbury, II, Scott A. Boster, Mark J. Miskill
  • Publication number: 20130087678
    Abstract: A fastening device on an underbody of a motor vehicle is provided, via which a shifting device may be fastened to the underbody. The shifting device comprises a floor shift protruding into the vehicle interior and is covered by a central console, which may be fixedly connected to the underbody via at least one retaining element. A damping cap is provided, covering the shifting device and having a through-passage for the floor shift, and the retaining element may be fastened to the underbody by the interposition of the damping cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
  • Patent number: 8403287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an equipment engine mounting system and method for mounting an equipment engine to an equipment frame using dampers, elastomeric and nonelastomeric components to inhibit the a transmission of vibrations of the equipment engine to the equipment frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Lord Corporation
    Inventor: Keith R. Ptak
  • Patent number: 8382060
    Abstract: A component to be mounted on a vehicle includes a housing, a pair of component mounting passages, defined in the housing, aligning with a pair of respective vehicle mounting passages when the component is any of a plurality of orientations with respect to the vehicle, and a component orientation element, on the housing. The component orientation element cooperates with a vehicle orientation element only when the component is in one of the plurality of orientations with respect to the vehicle. A hub on the component orientation element acts to tune the component orientation element for attenuating vibration received by the component orientation element from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Craig S. Haehn, Christopher J. Polmear, Timothy J. Frashure, Daniel P. Zula
  • Publication number: 20130037689
    Abstract: A damper is for damping the pendular movements of instruments or an instrument casing, including an electrically conductive anchor plate and a casing, the casing and the anchor plate being rotatable relative to each other, and either the anchor plate or the casing being supported on an axle. The casing is provided with at least one magnet and this in such a way that: at one pole, the magnet is provided with a backing plate constituted by a ferrite-containing material, and the magnet and the backing plate constitute a magnet system. The magnet system faces the anchor plate with at least one pole. A method is for using such a damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SALTE TEKNISKE AS
    Inventor: Terje Salte
  • Publication number: 20130033813
    Abstract: A disk drive mounting apparatus includes a tray and a plurality of fasteners. The tray includes two sidewalls substantially parallel to each other. Each sidewall defines a plurality of mounting holes. Each fastener includes a first positioning portion, a connecting portion, a second positioning portion, and a shaft portion. Each fastener is received in the mounting hole to enable the shaft portion to be secured in a securing hole of a disk drive. The second positioning portion includes a plurality of elastic protrusions configured to resist the disk drive. An edge of the mounting hole is located between the first positioning portion and the second positioning portion of each fastener to absorb vibration of the disk drive substantially perpendicular to the sidewall. The connecting portion of each fastener is located in the mounting hole to absorb vibration of the disk drive substantially parallel to the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: HONG LING, ZHI-PING WU
  • Patent number: 8365477
    Abstract: A shock suppressor has a first base, a second base and a connecting device. The second base is parallel to the first base. The connecting device is slidably mounted between the first base and second base to connect the first and second bases and has a universal connector. The first base abuts against the connecting device in a curved contact surface to provide a first sliding mechanism in multiple directions. The second base abuts against the connecting device to provide a second sliding mechanism in a unidirection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Chong-Shien Tsai
  • Patent number: 8359793
    Abstract: A system installed in building foundations to absorb forces from earthquakes. The earthquake force absorption system includes a footing structure extending into a foundation hole, an anchoring substrate lining a bottom of the foundation hole, opposing springs disposed around the footing structure, and attachment plates coupling the springs to the footing structure and the anchoring substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Danny Chagai Zeevi
  • Publication number: 20130020459
    Abstract: A seat slide apparatus includes a support rail adapted to be attached to one of a seat and a seat attachment surface, a movable rail configured to be slidable relative to the support rail, a roller arranged between the support rail and the movable rail and guiding the movable rail to move relative to the support rail, and a vibration restricting member arranged between the support rail and the movable rail to restrict a vibration between the support rail and the movable rail, the vibration restricting member including a sliding contact point receiving a sliding load in a vertical direction of the movable rail, the sliding contact point being arranged to overlap the roller in a sliding direction of the movable rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Genta MORIYAMA, Tsutomu Oya
  • Publication number: 20130015317
    Abstract: A vibration isolation storage module used in a computer is disclosed. The vibration isolation storage module includes a storage device, two brackets, a damping-fixing device, and a damping-positioning device. The storage device is disposed on a base of the computer. The two brackets are respectively disposed on two corresponding sides of the storage device. The damping-fixing device has elasticity and is disposed on the brackets to connect the storage device with the bracket and absorbs shock on the storage device with respect to the bracket. The damping-positioning device has elasticity and is disposed on the brackets to connect the bracket with the base and absorbs shock on the bracket with respect to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Ho-Ching Huang, Hui-Chen Wang, Yi-Chun Tang
  • Publication number: 20130001396
    Abstract: A vibration damper assembly that can be attached and moved about a payload surface of a table. The vibration damper assembly includes a sensor and a damper located within a housing. The housing can be attached to the payload surface by one or more fasteners. An operator can move the vibration damper assembly to different locations of the payload assembly to optimize the damping function of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Newport Corporation
    Inventors: Vyacheslav M. Ryaboy, Warren Booth, Thomas Rigney, II
  • Patent number: 8342541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle comprising a vehicle component moveable in an oscillating manner with respect to a first vehicle component, and a first measuring means for measuring at least one acceleration measuring value of said first vehicle component with respect to a ground surface, wherein a calculating means is provided for determining an optimum acceleration value of said second vehicle component to be applied at the moment of the presence of the acceleration measuring value, and at least one actuator arranged between the first and second vehicle components, with control and closed-loop control units, for minimizing a deviation of a real acceleration value of said second vehicle component from the optimum acceleration value by using at least one available spring path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Grammer, AG
    Inventors: Christoph Wurmthaler, Alexander Kuehnlein, Erwin Haller, Jens Kolb
  • Patent number: 8342475
    Abstract: A mounting bracket and dampening assembly for mounting a heavy bag, a first portion of the mounting bracket mounted horizontally in relation to mounting surface, a second portion of the mounting bracket depending downwardly forming a support surface for a securing means for supporting the heavy bag in combination with a dampening means in the form of upper and lower bushings in combination with a rod and spring assembly to lessen the transmission of stress, shock and vibration and to reduce the motion, both lateral and vertical, of the heavy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Tsakiris
  • Patent number: 8336687
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a vibration control apparatus that can be installed in a small pace and can be produced at low cost, as well as a wind turbine generator equipped with the vibration control apparatus and a vibration control method. The vibration control apparatus 7 includes a first vibration system 10 of inverted-pendulum type, second vibration systems 20 of inverted-pendulum type which are provided on both sides of the first vibration system 10, a restraining unit 30 which restrains a first weight 11 of the first vibration system 10 and a second weight 21 of the second vibration system 20 and a damper which damps vibration of the first weight 11 and the second weight 21. The vibration control apparatus 7 is installed on an upper floor 8a of a plurality of floors 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Kawabata, Keisuke Sasajima, Atsushi Kubo, Hideaki Harada
  • Publication number: 20120305741
    Abstract: A gravity-stabilized sensor mount is disclosed having a base member pivotably coupled to a multi-axis gimbal with damping means disposed between the base member and one or more gimbal elements. The gimbal assembly is coupled to a connecting member which may, in turn, be coupled to a moving platform such as a land vehicle, aircraft or marine vessel. The base member may have a payload such as a sensor system mounted on it and is provided with counter-balances so that the base member remains level in two horizontal axes with respect to the surface of the Earth regardless of the vertical orientation of the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ISC8 Inc.
    Inventor: Itzhak Sapir
  • Patent number: 8322679
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, a number of shock absorbers installed in the container, and a support plate installed on the shock absorbers. Each shock absorber includes a support bracket and two damping elements positioned at opposite ends of the support bracket. Each damping element includes a first connecting end fixed to a corresponding end of the support bracket, and a second connecting end fixed to the container. The first connecting ends of the damping elements are movable relative to the corresponding second ends of the damping elements through overcoming resistance. The support plate is installed on the support bracket and can support a number of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8314585
    Abstract: A servo system is provided for controlling movement of a flexible structure having multiple masses and elements. Each element couples a respective two of the masses and functions as a spring when the flexible structure is subject to a linear or rotational input at or above a frequency at which the respective element exhibits flexure. The servo system includes multiple sensors, where each sensor is disposed relative to a respective one of the masses to sense a respective acceleration. A motor having a torque input may operatively be configured to output one of a linear or rotational force on the first mass based on a torque signal present on the torque input. A servo controller that receives each sensed acceleration from each sensor may generate a compensation feedback signal based on a sum of sensed accelerations. The torque signal may be output to the motor based on the compensation feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: DRS RSTA, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Baker
  • Publication number: 20120286128
    Abstract: A support post assembly for a safety line system for a workman at a height above the ground. The assembly comprises a support post, a safety line mount to which a safety line may be secured, and a shock absorber. The support post has opposite first and second ends, a post axis extending therebetween, and at the first end, a base portion for fixing the assembly to a supporting surface. The safety line mount extends away from the second end of the support post. The shock absorber is within the support post between the ends of the support post, the shock absorber comprising a pivot, such that in the event of a fall by a worker secured to the safety line, lateral forces imparted to the safety line mount by the fall are transmitted to the shock absorber, causing the shock absorber to deflect laterally relative to the post axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Checkmate Limited
    Inventors: Oliver Auston, Duncan Barrier