Including Vibration Isolation Means Patents (Class 248/638)
  • Patent number: 10982686
    Abstract: A coolant pump assembly includes an electric coolant pump for a motor vehicle. The electric coolant pump includes a multi-part pump housing and an electric drive unit arranged in the multi-part pump housing. The multi-pat housing includes a coolant inlet, a coolant outlet, and a fastening assembly via which the electric coolant pump is detachably connected in an engine compartment to an engine component and/or to a body part. The fastening assembly includes at least one screw connection and at least one interlocking connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Wienecke, Elias-Immanuel Weirich, Stephan Schreckenberg
  • Patent number: 10967982
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mounting motors include a housing configured to secure motor supported by a motor support framework coupled to and housed within the housing. The motor support framework is suspended from the housing by one or more pluralities of vibration isolation devices. The housing is provided with a mounting surface configured couple the housing a quick-connect bracket disposed on a bulkhead or other structural element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HFE International
    Inventors: Thomas B. West, Kyle Gratien
  • Patent number: 10865797
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a local ventilation equipment and a blower therein. The local ventilation equipment includes: a main body having an intake port in a bottom and an interior area therein; and a blower installed in the interior area of the main body to generate air flow that sucks outside air into the main body through the intake port. The blower comprises an impeller that rotates on a shaft extending laterally and has therein a space to which air sucked through a side is introduced; a scroll housing that accommodates the impeller and has a suction hole formed on a side via which outside air is introduced into the space; and a driving unit that is installed in a space between the main body and the scroll hosing to supply power to rotate the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongseong Ji, Wontae Kim
  • Patent number: 10830222
    Abstract: A stator of an outer-rotor type motor is fixed to a stator fixing member, and the stator fixing member is fixed to a member (cylinder block) of a compression element, which has a main bearing. Further, an auxiliary bearing is configured to be separate from the stator fixing member and is fixed to the stator fixing member. In this manner, it is possible to fix the stator fixing member to the member of the compression element in a state in which an even clearance is formed between an inner circumference of a rotor and an outer circumference of the stator, and it is possible to fix the auxiliary bearing to the stator fixing member in a state in which the auxiliary bearing is reliably coaxial to the main bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC APPLIANCES REFRIGERATION DEVICES SINGAPORE
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawano
  • Patent number: 10808374
    Abstract: A foundation shift detection device includes a foundation portion attached to a foundation to be monitored, a base portion attached to a base adjacent to the foundation and supporting the same, and a rotary indicator attached to the base portion and adapted for rotation responsive to displacement of the foundation relative to the base. The rotary indicator is visible to a casual or walking inspection from a moderate distance, as by a human inspector making a walking inspection of a number of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventor: Christopher Niezrecki
  • Patent number: 10794446
    Abstract: A vibration damping device including a main rubber elastic body elastically connecting first and second mounting members. An upper portion of the main rubber elastic body constitutes a small-diameter portion to which the first mounting member is bonded, while a lower portion thereof constitutes a large-diameter portion to which the second mounting member is bonded. The first mounting member includes an inner recess opening onto an outer circumferential surface thereof, and the small-diameter portion of the main rubber elastic body is bonded to the inner recess. The main rubber elastic body has an outside diameter dimension made larger at a portion bonded to the inner recess than an outside diameter dimension of the first mounting member at a lower side than the inner recess such that the small-diameter portion of the main rubber elastic body is thick-walled by being bonded to the inner recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Furumachi, Takayoshi Yasuda, Hiroyuki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10774835
    Abstract: A vacuum pump with a primarily cylinder-shaped pump housing is provided. A bowl-shaped sound-absorbing cover is attached on the pump housing and a circumferential gap space for sound absorption is formed between the pump housing and the sound-absorbing cover. The pump housing has an end face in which at least one air outlet opening is arranged. An elastic upstream sound absorber element is arranged between the end face and the sound-absorbing cover so that an upstream chamber is formed therebetween into which the air flows from the air outlet opening. The upstream sound absorber element has a molded projection facing the end face with an air channel passing through the projection. The projection is arranged at a distance from the end face during operation of the vacuum pump. While the vacuum pump is idle, the projection makes contact with the end face through elastic deformation of the upstream sound absorber element, causing the air channel to be closed off and creating a check valve function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ingo Geue, Theodor Hüser, Christian Praest, Thomas Valeiras Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10698518
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, that includes a display and a bounce reduction mechanism configured to provide an active counterforce to a force on the display. In an example, a proximity sensor can detect when a device is going to create the force on the display. In another example, a screen bounce detection engine to detect oscillations of the display and the bounce reduction mechanism is configured to provide an active counterforce to dampen oscillation of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenan Huseyin Arik, Mark E. Sprenger, Aleksander Magi, Paul J. Gwin
  • Patent number: 10619920
    Abstract: A dryer is provided herein and includes a cabinet and a dryer drum disposed in a cavity of the cabinet. A base assembly of the dryer includes a top piece and a bottom piece. The top piece has a plurality of debosses formed therefrom and each deboss has an end portion. The bottom piece is coupled to the top piece to define a cavity and has embosses formed therefrom. Each emboss is vertically aligned with a corresponding deboss and each emboss has an end portion in abutting contact with the end portion of the corresponding deboss. A plurality of mechanical fasteners are configured to engage the end portions of the embosses to the end portions of the debosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel A. Schurr
  • Patent number: 10558247
    Abstract: A system and method for heat dissipation and vibration damping of electronic devices in which an assembly is formed by one or more surfaces comprised of at least one material that is a thermally conductive plastic that combines to partially or completely enclose one or more electronic devices as a physical and thermal intermediary between the electronic devices and supporting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: David Lane Smith
  • Patent number: 10549622
    Abstract: An engine mount may include: a support device; a bracket device; and a vibration proof device which connects the support device and the bracket device, and, in which the vibration proof device may include a nozzle device fastened to the support device, and has a nozzle plate dividing an internal space of the vibration proof device into a first liquid chamber and a second liquid chamber, and a flow path penetrating the nozzle plate; a first insulator defining the first liquid chamber together with the nozzle plate; a first core protruding from the first insulator toward one side, and fastened to the bracket device; a second insulator defining the second liquid chamber together with the nozzle plate; and a second core protruding from the second insulator and fastened to the bracket device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Seung-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10533545
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor may include a shell having a cylindrical shape and a horizontal central longitudinal axis, a fixing bracket provided on an inner circumferential surface of the shell, a compressor body accommodated in the shell in a state of being spaced apart from the inner circumferential surface of the shell to compress a refrigerant, a support connected to the fixing bracket to support the compressor body, and a coupling member that connects the support to the fixing bracket. The support may include a plate spring and a buffer coupled to an edge of the plate spring. The coupling member may pass through the buffer and be coupled to the fixing bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangmin Lee, Sunghyun Ki, Sangeun Bae, Jihyun Yoon, Jaeyong Jang
  • Patent number: 10468933
    Abstract: A brushless direct current (DC) motor, including a motor body and a motor controller. The motor controller includes a control box and a control circuit board. The motor body is a plastic-packaged body including a rotary shaft, a rotor assembly, a plastic-packaged stator, a front cover, and a rear cover. The rotor assembly is disposed on the rotary shaft. The plastic-packaged stator is sleeved on the outer side of the rotor assembly. The front cover is disposed on the front part of the plastic-packaged stator. The plastic-packaged stator includes a stator core, a terminal insulator, coil windings, and a plastic-packaged shell. The terminal insulator is disposed on one end of the stator core. The coil windings are coiled on the terminal insulator. The plastic-packaged shell is adapted to connect the stator core, the terminal insulator, and the coil windings together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Songfa Tang, Yonghua Wu
  • Patent number: 10443677
    Abstract: A base isolation unit includes a vibration-source connector to be connected with a structure subjected to seismic vibration, an isolated-object connector to be connected with an object to be isolated from vibration, and located at a predetermined distance from the vibration-source connector in a predetermined base isolation direction, and a movement regulator. The movement regulator is located between the vibration-source connector and the isolated-object connector and includes an elastic body applied with a preload and subjected to a pressure caused by an external force in the base isolation direction. The movement regulator keeps the distance unchanged when the external force is equal to or less the preload, and changes the distance by making the vibration-source connector movable when the external force exceeds the preload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Hattori, Noboru Kawaguchi, Junji Takaki
  • Patent number: 10408213
    Abstract: A rotary compressor including an attachment leg which is fixed to a bottom portion of a compressor housing and includes three locking holes which are locking holes to which three corresponding elastic supporting members, which support the compressor housing, are locked and which are disposed to be separated from each other in a circumferential direction on an outside in a radial direction of the compressor housing, in which, of the three locking holes, a distance of a first locking hole which is disposed closest to an accumulator from a housing center, is greater than a distance of each of the other two locking holes from the housing center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu General Limited
    Inventor: Naoya Morozumi
  • Patent number: 10280967
    Abstract: The fixing structure includes an installation portion having an installation hole into which an installation bolt provided in a chassis is inserted, and a spacer supported movably in horizontal directions perpendicular to an axial direction of the installation bolt inside the installation portion in a non-fastened state between the installation bolt and the nut. The spacer has a collar portion that is placed between an inner circumferential surface of the installation hole and an outer circumferential surface of the installation bolt and makes contact with the chassis and the washer in the axial direction of the installation bolt in a fastened state between the installation bolt and the nut, and a flange portion formed to protrude outward from the outer circumference of the collar portion and supported movably in the horizontal directions in a non-fastened state. The flange portion is fixed inside the installation portion in the fastened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Nobutaka Kaneko, Fumiyoshi Ohashi, Kouji Yonezu, Yuya Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10280883
    Abstract: A fuel supply device may include a pump case configured to accommodate a fuel pump, a reserve tank, and an elastic support member configured to elastically support the pump case with respect to the reserve tank. The elastic support member is connected to the pump case and the reserve tank via a first connection device and a second connection device, respectively. The first connection device is configured to pivotally connect the elastic support member to the pump case and/or the second connection device is configured to pivotally connect the elastic support member to the reserve tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10239495
    Abstract: A windshield wiper assembly for a vehicle having a drive device provided with an electric motor having a pole-well, and a transmission that can be driven by the electric motor, which is operatively connected to at least one wiper arm, and having a device for fastening the drive device to the vehicle. The device is provided with a tab surrounding the pole-well of the electric motor on the peripheral side, at least in some areas, which is provided with a free end, which protrudes from the pole-well and which is fastened to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jens Junggebauer, Hans-Juergen Kulinna
  • Patent number: 10195616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laboratory centrifuge having a cooling device which comprises a compressor enclosed by a compressor housing, with the compressor housing, in the region of the compressor head, being at least regionally provided with a damping material which is capable of absorbing vibrations in the range from 20 Hz to 100 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Thermo Electron LED GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Janzen
  • Patent number: 10175720
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed. An electronic apparatus comprises a case, a panel, a display, and a supporting component. The panel includes a layer of sapphire located on a surface of the electronic apparatus. The display comprises a first surface including a display screen and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The supporting component is fixed to the case in the case and supports the display. The display is fixed to the panel in the first surface and fixed to the supporting component in the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka
  • Patent number: 10170873
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided. The cable connector includes a housing with a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end is configured for insertion into a data port of a computer chassis. The proximal end is configured to receive at least one data cable. The cable connector includes a pull tab comprising an optically transparent material. The pull tab includes a body with a distal end connected to the housing and a proximal end extending past the proximal end of the housing. The pull tab includes a shank protruding from the body. The shank includes a polished surface aligned with a light output of the computer chassis when the distal end of the housing is inserted into the data port such that light from the light output enters the shank through the polished surface and is distributed through the transparent material to illuminate the pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Clark, Kenneth E. Lubahn, Justin C. Rogers, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath
  • Patent number: 10131219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a link element (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising a connecting rod (2) and a coupling element (3) for coupling the connecting rod (2) to a subassembly of the motor vehicle, wherein the coupling element (3) comprises a housing (5) with a passage (6) through which the connecting rod (2) extends into the housing (5); characterized by a stop plate (7) for supporting forces transferred to the coupling element (3) by the connecting rod (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BOGE ELASTMETALL GMBH
    Inventors: Joerg Scharf, Henning Peiser, Karsten Wurm
  • Patent number: 10079042
    Abstract: A system and method for heat dissipation and vibration damping of electronic devices in which an assembly is formed by one or more surfaces comprised of at least one material that is a thermally conductive plastic that combines to partially or completely enclose one or more electronic devices as a physical and thermal intermediary between the electronic devices and supporting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: David Lane Smith
  • Patent number: 9977346
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lithography apparatus which performs a process of forming a pattern on a substrate, the apparatus comprising a processing device configured to perform the process, an actuator configured to exert an action to the processing device, a detector configured to detect vibrations of a support for supporting the processing device, and a controller configured to control the actuator, wherein the controller is configured to perform an estimation of vibration transferred from the processing device to the detector, and control the actuator based on vibration obtained by the estimation and vibration detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuji Okada, Tosiya Asano, Naoki Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9877412
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a display panel, a frame comprising a front surface where the display panel is disposed, a rear case coupled to one surface of the frame, to form an electric/electronic control unit there between the frame and the rear case, a heat spreader module provided between the display panel and the frame, wherein the heat spreader module includes a metallic plate in contact with the display panel, a heat spreading material layer disposed on a rear surface of the metallic plate and an adhesive layer disposed between the heat spreading material layer and the metallic plate to bond the metallic plate and the heat spreading material layer with each other. Even when the frame is partially eliminated, the mobile terminal may support the display panel and securing the heat spreading performance simultaneously, using the heat spreader module having a preset rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongup Seo, Duil Kim, Injoong Kim, Joungwook Park, Changwoo Song, Byungsoo Kim, Youngjin Park, Donghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9869497
    Abstract: A discharge gas manifold having a main conduit, an end feeder conduit, and at least one intermediate feeder conduit, wherein the at least one intermediate feeder conduit contains a portion, adjacent to the main conduit, that forms an angle between 0°-60° with the axis of the main conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Alpha, Eugene Duane Daddis, Jr., Stephen C Inglis, Robert A Purdy
  • Patent number: 9859666
    Abstract: A cable connector is provided. The cable connector includes a housing with a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end is configured for insertion into a data port of a computer chassis. The proximal end is configured to receive at least one data cable. The cable connector includes a pull tab comprising an optically transparent material. The pull tab includes a body with a distal end connected to the housing and a proximal end extending past the proximal end of the housing. The pull tab includes a shank protruding from the body. The shank includes a polished surface aligned with a light output of the computer chassis when the distal end of the housing is inserted into the data port such that light from the light output enters the shank through the polished surface and is distributed through the transparent material to illuminate the pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark G. Clark, Kenneth E. Lubahn, Justin C. Rogers, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath
  • Patent number: 9832905
    Abstract: A system includes a rack and one or more server systems mounted in the rack. A server system includes at least one sever node and each server node includes an array of devices including mass storage devices and at least one server device. Segments of the array of devices of a particular server node are mounted in sub-node chassis that include intra node connectors. Multiple sub-node chassis that each include devices such as mass storage devices or server devices of the sever node couple together via the intra node connectors when installed in a server system chassis to form a server node. Each server node of a server system may be a separate logical node. Also, the sub-node chassis of a server node may be configured for vertical airflow through the sub-node chassis in addition to cross airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roey Rivnay, Darin Lee Frink, Christopher Strickland Beall, Felipe Enrique Ortega Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9816513
    Abstract: A modular fan unit of a diagonal and/or axial fan having a housing that includes an inlet opening and an outflow opening. The housing accommodates a fan, that conveys the air at least in the axial direction and is divided perpendicularly to an axis (X-X) of the fan into at least two housing halves that are joined together. The housing forms a chamber in which the blades of the fan rotate around an axis and has a circumferential edge area in the vicinity of which the housing has a thickness B extending in the axis direction of the fan. A motor holding part has a dimension R as the maximum extension in the edge area and the chamber has an extension in the axis direction of the fan at a height of a dimension L, whereas the extension of the air inlet part has a dimension T in the area of the chamber. A ratio of the dimension B to the dimension R with respect to the ratio of the dimension L to the dimension T is within the range from 0.9 to 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EBM-PAPST MULFINGEN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Heli, Christian Schler, Ralf Balbach
  • Patent number: 9804644
    Abstract: A system and method for heat dissipation and vibration damping of electronic devices in which an assembly is formed by one or more surfaces comprised of thermally conductive plastic that combine to partially or completely enclose one or more electronic devices as a physical and thermal intermediary between the electronic devices and supporting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: David Lane Smith
  • Patent number: 9797081
    Abstract: A suspension system for a laundry treating appliance having a cabinet and a tub comprises a rod coupled to the cabinet and a shock absorber coupled between the rod and the tub. A socket interface on the rod reduces side loading forces on the shock absorber. The socket interface may be separate from the shock absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Christoph J. Miller, John L. Patera
  • Patent number: 9789934
    Abstract: A floatation device may include a bow section and a tail section pivotally connected to the bow section by a kingpin assembly. The kingpin assembly may be configured to include a positive kingpin inclination angle or a negative inclination angle that determine the yaw direction of the floatation device. A user may control the tilt or roll of the floatation device to offset a yaw direction and maintain a straight line tracking course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph D Maresh
  • Patent number: 9788446
    Abstract: Mobile vibration isolation devices and methods for reducing vibration transfer to electrical or electronic devices are provided. One such mobile vibration isolation device includes an array of two or more vibration isolation elements, and one or more flexible elements. The array of vibration isolation elements is connected by said one or more flexible elements. Preferably, the vibration isolation elements have at least a portion thereof of a cross linked polymer foam. More preferably, the vibration isolation elements have at least a portion thereof of SORBOTHANE®. A method for reducing vibration transfer to electrical or electronic devices includes the steps of providing a mobile vibration isolation device, and interposing the mobile vibration isolation device between the electrical or electronic device and a vibrating surface, thereby reducing vibration transfer to the electrical or electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Paul H. Townsend
  • Patent number: 9673677
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting arrangement for an electric motor in a drive unit, and a drive unit incorporating such a mounting arrangement. The arrangement includes a motor casing with at least one connecting flange having an opening for receiving a connecting element. The flange is configured for fastening the motor casing to a drive unit housing via the connecting element. At least one alignment member is provided on the flange for engagement with a complementary member on the drive unit housing to align the motor casing with respect to the drive unit. The at least one alignment member is provided on or in a peripheral edge of said connecting flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Würzburg
    Inventors: Marco Batzner, Daniell Wagner
  • Patent number: 9415850
    Abstract: An outboard motor having an outboard motor body generating a thrust by rotating a propeller that is driven by an engine mounted to the outboard motor and an attachment device for attaching the outboard motor body to a hull. The outboard motor includes a mount device having an upper mount and a lower mount arranged between the outboard motor body and the attachment device for attaching the outboard motor body to the hull and supports an upper portion and a lower portion of the outboard motor body, respectively. The mount device also includes an anti-vibration unit and a displacement restriction unit. The lateral displacement restricting mount section and a member opposing the lateral displacement restricting mount section abut against each other with the abutment surfaces inclined with respect to a longitudinal direction of the outboard motor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Shomura, Akinori Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9404981
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance apparatus includes a magnet unit and a housing unit enclosing the magnet unit. A noise prevention unit is provided which is arranged between the magnet unit and the housing unit enclosing the magnet unit and which has at least one noise prevention element made of an insulating foam. The at least one noise prevention element has a D-shaped cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Hierl, Bernd Maciejewski
  • Patent number: 9329644
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a drive bracket and a securing piece. The drive bracket includes a bottom plate and a side plate. A separating plate is located on the bottom plate to divide the drive bracket into a first portion and a second portion. The first portion defines an engaging hole. The second portion defines a first slide groove. An elastic piece is mounted on the side plate. The elastic piece defines a receiving hole. The securing piece is mounted on the one data storage device. The securing piece includes a clip engaged in the engaging hole to mount the first data storage device in the first portion. A first sliding block is mounted on another data storage device. The elastic piece is elastically bent to allow the first sliding block to slide in the first slide groove, and the first sliding block is engaged in the receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang-Chin Wang, Yu-Ming Xiao
  • Patent number: 9310688
    Abstract: A processing apparatus configured to conduct a prescribed processing on an object to be processed in a specific environment, the processing apparatus comprising: a chamber configured to have an aperture and an interior accommodated to a specific environment; a mechanism of which at least a portion is contained within the chamber interior, while a remaining portion passes through the aperture without contacting the chamber; at least one support member configured to support the mechanism; a sealing member that configures a boundary of the specific environment and an atmospheric environment by connecting one end to the aperture and connecting the other end to the support member; and a rotary member configured to allow relative rotation around a vertical axis between the support member and a structure that supports the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Iwase, Nobushige Korenaga
  • Patent number: 9291234
    Abstract: An isolation system for a transportation pallet, a transportation pallet, and a method of providing an isolation system are provided. The isolation system comprises a plunger assembly comprising a graduated surface area having a first end with a relatively smaller surface area than a second end having a relatively larger surface area. The isolation system further comprises a cushion pad coupled to the plunger assembly such that when a load is applied to the plunger assembly, the plunger assembly is pressed into the cushion pad to cause the cushion pad to bear the load over a surface area of the plunger assembly corresponding to the magnitude of the load. When the load is increased, a larger surface area of the plunger assembly and the cushion pad supports the load and as the load decreases, a smaller surface area of the plunger assembly and cushion pad supports the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenton C. Green, William J. Green, Michael D. O'Connell, Eric A. Stegner, Robert W. Stegner
  • Patent number: 9143848
    Abstract: A head-mounted wearable device assembly is provided that includes a bone conduction transducer (BCT) and an elastomeric isolation member that provides acoustic isolation between the BCT and a housing of the head-mounted wearable device assembly. The elastomeric isolation member may be a polyurethane material having a hardness (durometer) on the order of 60 A. The material arrangement and durometer may be chosen to provide a frequency response and/or acoustic leakage within a predetermined range, which results in high quality sound reproduction for the wearer. The elastomeric isolation member may be secured to an interior portion of the housing by a pair of mounting posts. The elastomeric isolation member physically and acoustically separates the BCT from the interior of the housing and other components therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph John Hebenstreit, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich
  • Patent number: 9084350
    Abstract: A cushion structure suitable for an electronic device is provided. The cushion structure includes cushions and at least one channel. Each cushion has a first surface and a second surface that are flexible and opposite to each other. Each cushion is combined to a body of the electronic device through its second surface, and the electronic device is placed on and in contact with a platform through the first surfaces of the cushions. The channel is in the body and communicated with the second surfaces. The channel is filled with a fluid that is in contact with the second surfaces of the cushions. When the first surface of at least one of the cushions sustains a force and deforms toward the second surface, the fluid in the channel is compressed to drive the second surfaces of the other cushions to deform toward the first surfaces to support the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chung-Jen Ho, Huan-Chang Nien
  • Patent number: 9051990
    Abstract: A vibration bearing for a vehicle exhaust system includes an elastic damping element and a pretension device which compresses the elastic damping element radially and axially. A first coupling region is formed on the elastic damping element, and a second coupling region is formed on the pretension device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Bernd Helferich
  • Patent number: 9016657
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fixed connection of an operating space frame of a machine, comprising: a machine frame; an operating space frame mounted on the machine frame and having a plurality of posts, wherein a first connecting plate is fixedly connected respectively at a lower portion of at least two adjacent posts, the first mounting plate is fixedly connected to the machine frame via a connecting member, and a stopper is provided between the first mounting plate and the machine frame. The fixed connection improves the connection strength between the operating space frame and the machine so as to suppress deformation of the operating space frame subjected to an impact of an external force and thus provide protection for the operator and equipments therein. The present disclosure further relates to a machine having the above fixed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Fang, Xiangchang Wu
  • Patent number: 9019691
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the disclosure, a device may include a base and a display. The base may include a base enclosure formed to include internal circuitry, and the display may include a display enclosure formed to include an electronic visual display panel. The display enclosure may be pivotally coupled to the base and configured for movement between open and closed positions. The display enclosure may include a bezel coupled to a periphery of the display enclosure so as to overlap at least a portion of the electronic visual display panel. The bezel may be configured to cover the periphery of the display enclosure with the overlapped portion of the electronic visual display panel interposed between the display enclosure and the bezel. The bezel may include at least one bumper feature including a malleable coating that contacts the base enclosure when the display enclosure is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshimichi Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8991799
    Abstract: A shock absorbing assembly (10) has a front plate (12) and a rear plate (14) separated by spacers (16). The plates and the spacers each have holes (18A, 18B), the upper holes (18A) in the front plate preferably being threaded. Fasteners, such as but not limited to threaded rods (22A, 22B) and locknuts (24A, 24B), hold the spacers in position between the front plate and the rear plate. The threaded rods (22A) are screwed into the threaded holes in the front plate but do not protrude from the front face of the front plate. The threaded rods (22A) are secured by locknuts 24A on one end and the threaded rods (22B) are secured by locknuts 24B on both ends. The rear plate also has a pair of engagement plates (20) which position the assembly on the catwalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: J. Thomas Ellis
  • Patent number: 8991780
    Abstract: A load carrier device is provided with a support structure and means arranged for connection to a lifting means. The support structure comprises one or more shock absorbers provided with a telescoping element which in an initial position projects downwards from an underside of the support structure and is arranged for damped compressive telescoping at the contact of the load carrier with a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Offshore Technology Partner AS
    Inventors: Tarald Tveit Pedersen, Kjell Morten Kaldestad
  • Publication number: 20150076316
    Abstract: A sheet process device includes a processing part unit and a leg part unit. The processing part unit performs post process for a sheet ejected from an image forming apparatus. The leg part unit supports the processing part unit height-adjustably. The leg part unit includes a leg member, a fixed supporting member, and a movable supporting member. The leg member is extendable/contractable in upward and downward directions. The fixed supporting member is extended from a lower end of the leg member in a horizontal direction. The movable supporting member is stored in the fixed supporting member at the lower end of the leg member and extended in another horizontal direction being different from the extending direction of the fixed supporting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Keisuke EGAWA, Masuo KAWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8979061
    Abstract: A supporting unit apparatus for an oil pump of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) may include the CVT disposed in a transmission housing, wherein an input shaft and a CVT case cover thereof may be disposed thereto, the oil pump which may be disposed in the transmission housing independent from the CVT and of which a rotating shaft and an oil pump case cover may be disposed thereto, a connecting member which engages the input shaft of the CVT and the rotating shaft of the oil pump for transmitting rotation of the input shaft to the rotating shaft, and a supporting unit which connects the CVT and the oil pump for preventing relative motion of the CVT and the oil pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Ku Lee, Moosuk Kim, Kihyup Kim
  • Publication number: 20150069207
    Abstract: Various systems are provided for a support structure. In one embodiment, a system comprises a support structure including a plurality of support legs, a first end of each support leg of the plurality of support legs coupled to a respective cylinder head of a plurality of cylinder heads mountable to an engine block, the plurality of support legs configurable to support an exhaust aftertreatment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Edward Arner, Paul Lloyd Flynn, Shishir Tiwari, Shashi Kiran
  • Patent number: 8973885
    Abstract: A structural rod has a primary rod that has an axial cavity and a secondary rod inside the axial cavity so that the secondary rod is able to move inside the axial cavity along the direction of the longitudinal axis of the rod. The primary rod has a bearing for fastening the structural rod at the first end in a rigid manner and is not fastened rigidly to the structure at the second end. Conversely, the secondary rod has a bearing for fastening the structural rod at the second end in a rigid manner and is not fastened rigidly to the structure at the first end. The primary and secondary rods are joined through one or more intermediate linkage elements made of a deformable and elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Mathieu Bonnet, Frederic Journade, Laurent Lafont, Benoit Valery