Machinery Support Patents (Class 248/637)
  • Patent number: 10688860
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motorised vehicle (10) comprising (i) an electric motor (130) situated in an engine compartment (11), the said electric motor (130) being designed to propel the vehicle (10), (ii) a cabin (12) of the vehicle (10), separated from the engine compartment (11) by a dividing wall (70), (iii) an energy storage device (23) configured to supply electrical power to the electric motor (130), (iv) a power module (110) designed to shape at least one electric power signal configured to power the electric motor (130), the said power module (110) being situated between the electric motor (130) and the cabin (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUT VEDECOM
    Inventor: Guy Diemunsch
  • Patent number: 10480608
    Abstract: A machine base (4) comprising a lower base portion (8) and an upper base portion (10) with the upper base portion including a downwardly projecting portion (14) extending to, into or through the lower base portion with no contact between the upper and lower base portions. The machine base further includes at least two vibration and/or shock isolation sub-systems (22, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: GLEASON METROLOGY SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nigel Ramoutar, Edward J. Damron, Jason Kauffman, Kishore N. Lankalapalli
  • Patent number: 10316749
    Abstract: Conduits for guiding the motion of an inner diameter shroud of a low pressure compressor of a gas turbine engine are disclosed. The inner diameter shroud has at least three slots formed in one or more radially inwardly extending flanges. Each of the conduits are configured to assemble with a respective one of the at least three slots. Each conduit comprises a bushing having a first panel, and the first panel is capable of being inserted in a respective one of the slots of the inner diameter shroud. The conduit further comprises a bracket capable of being attached to a bearing support of a fan intermediate case of the gas turbine engine. The bushing is capable of being attached to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel S. Rogers, Stephen W. Milks, Steven J. Feigleson
  • Patent number: 10223874
    Abstract: A system is provided. The system includes one or more of a jacket including a plurality of armor panels. The jacket includes a base panel, a back side, a rear panel, extending upwards from the base panel, including first and second opposed vertical sides and a bottom side, the rear panel bottom side orthogonally secured to the back side of the base panel, and first and second side panels, extending upwards from the base panel a predetermined distance. The first side panel includes a front edge that is adjacent to one or more vault door hinges of a vault door. The second side panel includes a front edge that is adjacent to an opening side of the vault door and configured to vertically cover a seam between the vault door and a chassis of the automated teller machine when the vault door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Greg Alan Whiteaker
  • Patent number: 10167993
    Abstract: A compensated actuator, in various embodiments, comprises a base and an electric actuator and a fluid actuator interconnected to cooperatively allow for movement of an upper deck frame to which one or more compensated actuators are connected with or without using a pivoting connector. When so connected, a predetermined set of compensated actuators are connected to the upper deck frame and a platform intermediate the upper deck frame and the platform in a predetermined pattern and linear forces from the electric actuator and fluid actuator combined to impart rotation to an output attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Clifford Allen Jennings
  • Patent number: 9862446
    Abstract: An electrical component mounting structure for a motorcycle includes a vehicle body frame. The vehicle body frame includes: main frames extending downwardly toward rear from a head pipe, the main frames for suspending a power unit; and pivot frames extending downward from rear ends of the main frames to be disposed at left and right in a vehicle width direction. An electrical component including a first ECU is supported in this electrical component mounting structure. In this electrical component mounting structure, the power unit includes a crankcase and a cylinder portion that protrudes from the crankcase, and the first ECU is disposed, in a side view, anterior to the left and right pivot frames, posterior to the cylinder portion, and above the crankcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9829149
    Abstract: A compensated actuator, in various embodiments, comprises a base and an electric actuator and a fluid actuator interconnected to cooperatively allow for movement of an upper deck frame to which one or more compensated actuators are connected with or without using a pivoting connector. When so connected, a predetermined set of compensated actuators are connected to the upper deck frame and a platform intermediate the upper deck frame and the platform in a predetermined pattern and linear forces from the electric actuator and fluid actuator combined to impart rotation to an output attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Clifford Allen Jennings
  • Patent number: 9523356
    Abstract: A torque support is disclosed for transmitting a supporting force of a gear mechanism of a wind power plant to a carrying mechanism. The torque support has a connection piece, the abutment surfaces of which, which are subjected to the supporting force, are arranged in a manner substantially perpendicular to the supporting force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Michael Michalski
  • Patent number: 9322202
    Abstract: A rotary mechanism includes a supporter and a bracket. The supporter includes a body, a pivot portion and a support portion. The body whereon the pivot portion is disposed is disposed on a base. The support portion includes a bar and a guiding structure. A low end of the bar is connected to the body, and the guiding structure is disposed on a top end of the bar. The bracket includes a frame, a constraint portion, a pivot slot structure and a contact portion. The constraint portion and the pivot slot structure are disposed on the frame. The contact portion slides along the guiding structure when the bracket rotates relative to the supporter, so that position of the pivot portion moves from an end to the other end of the pivot slot structure structure, and the constraint portion contacts against the body for constraint rotation of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuang-Wen Chen, Chun-Chiang Lai, Yu-Hsin Huang, Fu-Chien Chen
  • Publication number: 20150140158
    Abstract: Three-dimensional printing systems are disclosed that are reliable, accurate and easy to use. Leveling sub-systems including a leveler ramp for raising and lowering a measurement probe to determine and adjust the height of an extrusion head with respect to the build platform are disclosed. X-Y translation gantries and extrusion heads that are easy to use and assemble are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel CERVANTES, Xiaoquan LOU, Yeon KIM
  • Patent number: 9016061
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pipe arrangement (1) comprising a pipe element (2) that is used to connect, in particular fluidically connect, a turbine outlet of one turbocharger (15) to a turbine inlet of another turbocharger (17). The pipe arrangement is characterized in that a first pipe section (8) of the pipe element (2) includes a first fastening device (14) for attaching a first turbocharger (15) as well as a second fastening device (20) for attaching the pipe element (2) to a first support element (21) of an internal combustion engine. Furthermore, a second pipe section (9) includes a third fastening device (16) for attaching a second turbocharger (17) as well as a fourth fastening device (24) for attaching the pipe element (2) to a second support element (25) of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Gunkel, Jörg Andre Reitz
  • Patent number: 8967586
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus, configured to support a heat dissipating device, includes a bracket, two adjusting structures, and two mounting portions. Each of the two mounting portions defines a mounting hole. Each of the two adjusting structures is engaged in each of the mounting holes and includes an adjusting member and an installation member engaged with the adjusting member. Each of the adjusting members defines a through hole. The two adjusting members are rotatable relative to the two mounting portions from a first position to a second position. When the adjusting members are in the first position, a first line is running through the two through holes. When the adjusting members are in the second position, a second line is running through the two through holes, and a length of the first line is less than a length of the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jun Zhu, Jin-Biao Ji, Zhi-Jiang Yao
  • Publication number: 20150021456
    Abstract: A food processing apparatus has a frame assembly in which frame members are joined using adhesive, such as an epoxy. The frame members are comprised of stainless steel and the adhesive is applied so that exterior surfaces of the stainless steel frame members are free of any adhesive residue. Adhesive may be used to join exterior frame members as well as interior frame members, such as those used to support mechanical components of the processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond G. Buchko, Dwayne C. Long
  • Publication number: 20150020365
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for setting a position of manipulating arms on a supporting frame and a supporting frame (1) for positioning the manipulating arms fitted with tools (11) for attaching technological or measuring members, where the particular manipulating arms get unblocked for relocation in their placement and/or in their mutually moveable parts, they are relocated by means of a robot into a new demanded position where they are blocked in their placement and/or in their mutually moveable parts. The supporting frame for placement of the manipulating arms is fitted at least with one sliding guide (3) and/or spherical joint (16) in which the manipulating arm consisting at least of two mutually moveable parts is placed moveably, whereas the manipulating arm is fitted with blocking elements for blocking and unblocking motion in its placement and motion of its mutually moveable parts. The blocking elements are connected to a source (7) of pneumatic or hydraulic or electrical power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: CVUT V PRAZE, FAKULTA STROJNI
    Inventors: Michael Valasek, Martin Smrz, Petr Svatos, Pavel Kukula
  • Patent number: 8917002
    Abstract: An electric machine for installation to a retaining device includes a stator having an axis, and a torque-support device for supporting the stator against the retaining device to prevent a turning movement around the axis. The torque-support device has an intermediate element, at least two holding support elements for providing support against the retaining device, and at least two stator support elements for providing support against the stator. The holding support elements and the stator support elements possess each a greater rigidity in a circumferential direction in relation to the axis than in any other spatial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Frohnapfel, Klaus Georg, Markus Stephan Haschka, Sebastian Waider
  • Patent number: 8851863
    Abstract: An improved booster for use in piped fluid systems includes a motor, a fan wheel and a hermetically sealed tank assembly. Fluids enter the tank assembly through an inlet and are compressed within the tank assembly by a rotating fan wheel, before leaving the tank assembly through an outlet, which may be aligned in a plurality of angular configurations. The motor is powered by a versatile electrical connection which enters the tank assembly through a connector that maintains the hermetically sealed condition in the tank assembly, and can accommodate power of any voltage or frequency. The incremental pressure gain provided by the booster may be controlled by modifying the speed of the rotating fan wheel, and a sled assembly provides structural support and positional alignment for portions of the tank assembly when the booster system is opened for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Etter Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Etter, Jon G. Moore, Patrick M. Hale
  • Patent number: 8844896
    Abstract: Gimbal system, including method and apparatus, for mounting a gimbal apparatus to a support platform with a mount assembly. The mount assembly may include first and second bar assemblies that are rotationally coupled to each other by a pair of gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Pettersson
  • Patent number: 8833724
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is new and improved system and method for supporting radiation shields. The system may include a first frame subassembly, a second frame assembly, and a quick disconnect. The first frame sub assembly may include an upper partial ring support, a lower partial ring support, and a plurality of vertical supports. The second frame sub assembly may include an upper partial ring support, a lower partial ring support, and a plurality of vertical supports. The second frame subassembly may have a ring hole. The quick disconnect may include a plug and a bolt. The plug may be permanently affixed to the first frame subassembly, and the bolt may be configured to pass through the ring hole and the plug hole in order to removably secure the first frame subassembly to the second frame subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Marchio, Gregory J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8827233
    Abstract: A modular a bracket which forms a cavity such that the bracket surrounds and supports an actuator. In one embodiment, the bracket is made of multiple pieces and also connects together without the use of fasteners. The pieces are connected together through the use of several attachment features, with a portion of each of the attachment features integrally formed as part of each half. The bracket also includes a plurality of alignment features integrally formed as part of the bracket. The alignment features support and properly position the actuator within the cavity. The design of the bracket reduces and simplifies design and tooling, and also has minimal components and fasteners, which also simplifies and reduces labor time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Crane, Thomas Edwin Cobb, Anthony J. Povinelli, James J. Kowalski, Steven R. Roddy
  • Patent number: 8814120
    Abstract: A fuel tank support system for providing a lightweight yet strong structure for supporting propane tanks above a ground surface. The tank support generally includes an elongated support pad having a platform, a base plate connected to the support pad, and a plurality of internal supports connected between the support pad and the base plate. A plurality of pairs of upper retainer rings extends from an underside of the platform to define upper receiver slots, and a plurality of pairs of lower retainer rings extends from an upper side of the base plate to define lower receiver slots. An upper end of each of the internal supports is received by the upper receiver slots and a lower end of each of the internal supports is received by the lower receiver slots. Handles, bottom grooves, and internal ribbing are also used with the tank support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Kleespie
  • Patent number: 8798450
    Abstract: A gimbal system. The gimbal system may include space-saving features configured to accommodate one or more payload components, thus increasing the payload capacity of the gimbal ball without necessarily increasing the outer dimensions of the gimbal ball. Alternatively, or in addition, the gimbal system may include a motor configured to move at least one gimbal relative to another gimbal about a first axis, with the motor peripherally mounted distal the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Aicher, Gregory D. Dent, Bruce Ellison, James H. Weaver, John M. Wiltse
  • Patent number: 8780545
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a chassis and a bracket. The chassis comprises a rear panel with a latch hole. The bracket comprises a first sidewall. A resilient piece and a sustaining piece are located on the first sidewall. The resilient piece is elastically deformable as the bracket is rotated relative to the chassis, from a first position to a second position. When the bracket is in the first position, the resilient piece is engaged in the latch hole, and the sustaining piece is located between the first sidewall and the rear panel; when the bracket is in the second position, the resilient piece is disengaged from the latch hole, and the sustaining piece is engaged with the rear panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Nian Chen, Hui Yu, Si-Bo Wang, Li-Fu Xu
  • Patent number: 8733726
    Abstract: A mounting system for an industrial compression system including a first component close-coupled to a second component includes a first support for the first component. The first support is configured to resist movement of the first component in a first direction substantially horizontal relative to the first component, a second direction substantially vertical relative to the first component, and an axial direction relative to the first component. The mounting system also includes a second support for the second component. The second support is configured to resist movement of the second component in a first direction substantially horizontal relative to the second component and a second direction substantially vertical relative to the second component, wherein the second support permits movement of the second component in an axial direction relative to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: William C. Maier
  • Publication number: 20140110557
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for assisting with the installation or removal of a garbage disposal unit. The apparatus comprises a rod, a mechanism coupled to the rod, a plate which is moveably coupled to the rod, and multiple wedges. The wedges are pivotally coupled to the plate. Upon engaging the mechanism, the wedges move from a contracted first position to an expanded second position. When the wedges are in the expanded second position, the wedges are capable of engaging with the inside side walls of a garbage disposal unit to transfer a weight of the garbage disposal unit onto the mechanism and the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Dines, John Martin
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140048677
    Abstract: A bearing cup base and a fan frame assembly provided with same are disclosed. The bearing cup base includes a base body having a first side, a bearing cup perpendicularly forward extended from the first side of the base body, and a printed circuit layer formed on the first side. By directly forming the printed circuit layer on the bearing cup base, a fan using the bearing cup base can be manufactured at largely reduced cost and can have a further reduced overall height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chiu-Mao Huang
  • Patent number: 8646744
    Abstract: A structural frame for a turbomachine, such as an intermediate frame or an exhaust frame, the frame including at least two coaxial rings, an inner ring and an outer ring, together with radial arms interconnecting the rings. At least one of these elements includes a plurality of parts that are fastened together by bolting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Thierry Francois Maurice Duchatelle, Thierry Georges Paul Papin, Dominique Raulin, Arnaud Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8616517
    Abstract: A turbomachine foot unit with a plurality of feet is provided. The plurality of feet is fastened to a turbomachine. The turbomachine stands upright on a horizontal base. The turbomachine foot includes fastening devices for fastening the feet to the base. At least one of the feet is mounted in a horizontally moveable manner relative to one of the fastening devices fastening the foot to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sebastian Huth, Marcus Meyer, Wolfgang Zacharias
  • Patent number: 8564165
    Abstract: A generator support system for a centerline mounted generator includes a generator support member configured and disposed to support a generator upon a support surface. The generator support member includes at least one lifting element having a lifting surface that faces the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Rinaolo, Jayan Kaadaapuram George, Donald Michael Ronca, John Russell Yagielski
  • Patent number: 8528875
    Abstract: An adjustable equipment curb has upper and lower frames, each having opposed first and second length-adjustable sides and opposed length-adjustable first and second ends interconnectable to form a rigid frame and height-adjustable mounting legs. The lower frame may be used alone, or may support the upper frame through a shock mount system having mounts affixed to both the upper and lower frames and shock absorbing springs between the mounts. The frames may be formed of interconnecting channel members, and the lower frame channel members may be of a perforated construction that, in conjunction with applied sheathing, provides acoustic damping. Seismic brackets may be affixed to the either of the frames to provide resist seismic shock and developed moment resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventors: John Wilson, Jr., Richard C. Berger, John P. Giuliano, Thomas C. Steele
  • Patent number: 8523120
    Abstract: A component support device (7) that attaches components (61, 62) on a working structure (41) of a construction machine is formed by bending a plate along at least two bending lines, the component support device (7) including a support (711) formed at a center portion between the two bending lines for supporting the components (61, 62), and a pair of attachment legs (712, 713) formed at both sides of the support (711) to be fixed on the working structure (41), in which at least one of the pair of attachment legs (712, 713) is split into a plurality of portions at a portion to be fixed on the working structure (41), and rigidity of the attachment leg (712, 713) against a bending line direction is less than rigidity of the support (711) in the bending line direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Asano, Naohisa Iwasawa, Yuji Terasaka
  • Publication number: 20130210601
    Abstract: A centrifugal separator includes a rotor which is rotatable around an axis of rotation. The rotor includes a separation chamber with an inlet for a liquid mixture containing solid particles, at least one liquid outlet for a separated liquid from the liquid mixture, and a solids outlet for the separated solid particles. A screw conveyor is arranged to rotate inside the rotor around the axis of rotation, at a different speed than the rotor. The screw conveyor has at least one conveyor flight for transporting the separated solid particles in the separation chamber towards and out of the solids outlet. The conveyor flight is provided with wear resistant elements arranged along its edge and the wear resistant elements are spaced apart with an interspace between mutually adjacent wear resistant elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventors: Jie Zheng, Claes Wase, Rolf Ridderstråle
  • Patent number: 8505869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support frame for a robot, in particular for use in applications for which hygiene is critical, for example in the handling of foods, medical equipment products, or pharmaceuticals, and/or packaging for same. According to the invention, the support frame is characterized in that it has an essentially open design which is closed, at the most, only in places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmueller GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Peter Imhof
  • Publication number: 20130175425
    Abstract: A tool is presented that assists in the assembly, disassembly, maintenance and retrieval of elements of a hydrodynamic array, such as a drive train. The tool can function like a clamp in facilitating the removal of a turbine assembly from a nested machinery chamber or caisson module with the use of an overhead gantry crane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Martin James Burger
  • Publication number: 20130056609
    Abstract: A device for supporting a side washing brush of a vehicle washing system is provided, which brush is rotatable about a rotational axis, the device including a bearing apparatus for rotatably supporting a drive shaft, and a holding apparatus which is fixedly connected to the bearing apparatus and which is held on a frame by means of elastic cushioning elements arranged above and below the holding apparatus. To improve the device in such a way that the risk of damage to the cushioning elements is reduced, it is proposed that the holding apparatus can be acted on by the cushioning elements only by compressive forces aligned in the direction of the holding apparatus. A vehicle washing system is also proposed which has at least one device of this type, on which a side washing brush is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Claus Heid, Andre Speckmaier, Yann Veitz, Ingo Feistkorn, Bernd Knisel
  • Publication number: 20130032688
    Abstract: An equipment support pad includes a plastic body formed from upper and lower walls joined together by sidewalls and a plurality of angled support elements. The same support elements may be arranged to form different-size support pads. The support elements are arranged with a plurality of oval-shaped elements disposed generally parallel to one another and with two triangle-shaped elements at the lateral corners and two diamond-shaped elements are the other two corners. A variety of different pieces of equipment may be supported on these pads. In exemplary configurations, the equipment support pads are used to support heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Darryl L. Snyder, Bryan Dougherty, Paul E. Dougherty
  • Publication number: 20130030388
    Abstract: For the examiner's convenience, a clean text version of the replacement abstract (114 words) is presented below: A blood treatment machine has a housing and a blood treatment module to hold components of an extracorporeal blood circulation. The machine simplifies access to a securing means for securing objects, in particular containers such as bags containing medicinal fluids, that is attached to a rod-shaped means attached to the blood treatment machine. Vertical and horizontal directions are defined by the orientation of the housing during the use of the blood treatment machine. The rod-shaped means has at least one first section and a second section, whereby the axial extent in the second section runs in a different direction than in the first section. In another embodiment, the rod-shaped means has a cropped course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: WINFRIED BREHM
  • Patent number: 8336846
    Abstract: It is necessary to support and manipulate such bulky items as gas turbine engines through appropriate cradle arrangements. It is necessary to allow robust presentation of the gas turbine engine upon a base such that it can be lifted to a position whereby the engine can be rotated to adjust the configuration of the engine within an arrangement. Such manipulation may minimize height or width dependent upon requirements. By provision of lever assemblies comprising lever arms linked together through a pivot link and a cross link rotation by an actuator of one assembly gives consistent presentation of the locator elements defining a center of rotation for the engine. The arrangement can be locked in a lowered condition for transportation or lifted to allow rotation and re-orientation of the engine with regard to external protuberances to limit width or height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Anthony Fernley, Richard J. R. Evans
  • Patent number: 8286931
    Abstract: A suspension arrangement for directional equipment. The arrangement includes a body that supports the equipment and that supports a drive motor with a driving belt sheave, a driven belt sheave coupled to the directional equipment and a drive belt running between the belt sheaves. To prevent random or periodic movements in the mounting of the supporting body being transmitted to the equipment, a stabilizing unit including two guide rollers mounted at a fixed distance from one another on a displaceable holder, is designed to act via the guide rollers upon the belt in the space between the driving belt sheave and the driven belt sheave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Flir Systems AB
    Inventor: Dan Bergstedt
  • Patent number: 8278793
    Abstract: An electric motor assembly is configured to be mounted within a machine in a selected one of multiple possible motor dispositions corresponding with different motor axis positions. The motor assembly includes an endshield having a pair of opposite generally radially-extending mounting flanges. Each mounting flange presents an engagement portion that includes a plurality of spaced apart, dissimilarly-shaped recesses that extend in a generally common direction. The pair of flanges cooperatively present corresponding sets of like-shaped recesses, each of which is associated with one of the motor dispositions, but only one of the sets of recesses extends entirely through the engagement portions to define a single set of like-shaped fastener-receiving through holes corresponding to the selected motor disposition. A method of manufacturing components for electric motor assemblies configured to be mounted within respective machines in a selected one of multiple possible dispositions is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Barry M. Newberg, Stephen J. Burton
  • Patent number: 8215090
    Abstract: A walk-behind work machine in which vibration produced by the driving of an engine is not readily transmitted to an operating handle. The work machine includes a work-machine body having a plurality of mounting parts to which an engine is joined. The mounting parts include a high-rigidity mounting part positioned at a maximally rigid part on the work-machine body, and other mounting parts exclusive of the high-rigidity mounting part. The engine is joined securely to the other mounting parts and is joined more loosely to the high-rigidity mounting part than to the other mounting parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ishikawa, Mai Ohba, Shuhei Maruyama, Jitsumi Hanafusa
  • Patent number: 8177548
    Abstract: Device for mounting a forced-air burner 2 to a combustion chamber housing 4, having an attaching section to attach the device to a combustion chamber housing 4 demarcating a combustion chamber or to a unit 5 located on a combustion chamber housing 4 and a seating section to absorb forces and/or moments caused by a forced-air burner 2 located on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Elco Burners GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Kretschmer, Enrico Seemann, Torsten Lohse, Klaus Beckmann, Hendrik Kretzschmar
  • Publication number: 20120091311
    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: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: RE2, Inc.
    Inventors: Nabil Michael Rizk, Frank F. Campagna, Aaron P. Nicely, Joseph J. Vasalani, III
  • Patent number: 8160475
    Abstract: This involves a cart that can be used in changing a marking module in a xerographic color marking system. The cart has a lifting mechanism securely attached to its upper surface. When the marking module is to be changed and a new replacement module installed, the lifting mechanism is used to support the marking module during each of these procedures. Since the marking modules are relatively heavy (30-35 lbs.), to prevent accidental damage to the module, the cart and its attached lifting mechanism are conveniently used by the customer. The lifting mechanism is made up of an upper cradle, a bottom plate attached to the cart and a movable linkage. The module securely rests in the cradle in both removal and installing operations. It is not uncommon for a customer to want to change a color or colors in one or more modules. This cart and its attached lifting mechanism makes it relatively easy to accomplish this change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Atwood, James J. Spence
  • Publication number: 20120056071
    Abstract: A torque support is disclosed for transmitting a supporting force of a gear mechanism of a wind power plant to a carrying mechanism. The torque support has a connection piece, the abutment surfaces of which, which are subjected to the supporting force, are arranged in a manner substantially perpendicular to the supporting force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Michalski
  • Patent number: 8128050
    Abstract: Ultrasound scanner support devices and associated methods are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, an ultrasound scanner support device can include a body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The ultrasound scanner support device can further include a recess having an interior surface between the first and second surfaces and a sidewall extending from the first surface to the interior surface. The recess can be shaped to releasably retain an ultrasound scanner connector. The ultrasound scanner support device can further include a peripheral channel extending around a perimeter of the body. The peripheral channel can have a curve at each directional change. Additionally, the ultrasound scanner support device can include a holder coupled to the body and configured to releasably retain an ultrasound scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Sliger
  • Patent number: 8121666
    Abstract: An image observation apparatus comprising an image display unit for displaying an observation image and a supporting mechanism for supporting the image display unit movably and adjustably in the directions of three, substantially perpendicular axes. Since the supporting mechanism of this image observation apparatus can move and adjust the image display unit in three orthogonal axial directions, an operator need not select a plurality of articulates for operating them when he/she wants to move the image display unit to a desired axial direction. Further, one of the three axes can be a rotational axis for turnably supporting the image display unit around the operator. According to this configuration, the image display unit can be independently moved and adjusted in three axial directions, while the observation angle of the observer with respect to the display face of the image display unit is kept constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsuka, Takashi Fukaya, Junichi Nozawa, Tomonori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8113480
    Abstract: A support for a wind turbine having rear frame extending from a bedplate, where the support includes at least one tension member extending between the rear frame and the bedplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John P. Davis, James D. Antalek, Win Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8083201
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve imaging equipment for viewing and/or monitoring substrates and components used to manufacture disposable absorbent articles as well as other types of articles and products. More particularly, the apparatuses and methods discussed herein relate to mounting, supporting, and aligning various types of vision systems, which may include a camera and a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Louis J. Cedrone
  • Patent number: 8081901
    Abstract: This invention provides a xerographic marking module that has a built-in lifting mechanism that is useful in installing a new module in a xerographic marking system. The lifting mechanism forms the bottom portion of the marking module and comprises an upper cradle to hold the remaining module portion, a lower plate that constitutes the bottom of the module when in a collapsed position, and a movable linkage that connects the cradle to the lower plate. When in installation mode, the linkage creates a vertical force which will upwardly push the cradle (holding the module) away from the lower plate into an installation elevation. After slides in the module and in the color marking system are mated, the lifting mechanism is collapsed and the module pushed into the color marking system or apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Atwood, James J Spence