For Plural, Interrelated Machines Patents (Class 248/639)
  • Patent number: 10247453
    Abstract: A compressor module (1) comprises: a floor member (3); a gas cooler (24) mounted on the floor member (3); a compressor skid (10) disposed on a side of the gas cooler (24) opposite to where the floor member (3) is located, the compressor skid (10) being connected to the gas cooler (24); and a leg portion (15) connected to the compressor skid (10) and fixed to the floor member (3) that supports the compressor skid (10), the leg portion (15) providing a gap to dispose the gas cooler (24) between the floor member (3) and the compressor skid (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Sueda, Masahiro Hayashi, Tomoaki Takeda
  • Patent number: 10151422
    Abstract: A drivetrain package includes a motor which includes a rotor shaft, a gear unit, and a carrier structure. The carrier structure has a carrier part which includes a gear unit support section and a motor support part, the carrier part and the gear unit support section being arranged in one piece. The motor is mounted on the carrier structure with the aid of the motor support part, the motor support part in particular being situated between the motor and the carrier part. The gear unit is supported on the gear unit support section and connected to the carrier structure with the aid of the gear unit support section. The carrier part includes a sheet metal part, and the motor support part includes a sheet metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SEW-EURODRIVE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christian Lauer, Peter Barton
  • Patent number: 10054253
    Abstract: A system for laterally moving an industrial machine is provided. The system includes a pair of rail elements configured to be positioned laterally below and support the industrial machine, the rail elements allowing the industrial machine to be moved laterally from a first operative position to a second, maintenance position; and a pair of linear actuators configured to laterally move the industrial machine as from the first, operative position to the second, maintenance position. The rail elements may include a first skid configured to couple laterally to an underside of the industrial machine at a first axial position; and a second skid configured to couple laterally to an underside of the industrial machine at a second axial position. First and second segmented support rails are positioned in sliding, aligned contact with the first and second skid, respectively, and are configured to be supported on a respective machine foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Davi, Max Dryden, Jayan Kaadaapuram George, Jonathan Peter Mallory, Matthew Robert Martin, Sean Cornelius O'Meara, Cornelis Antonius Fransiscus Segeren, John Russell Yagielski
  • Patent number: 9480176
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are described for a pre-wired and pre-engineered integrated platform for power supply and distribution that is pre-assembled, scalable, and modular. The skeletal framework of the integrated platform acts as an equipment support structure as well as a cable routing support system. A set of cables having wiring is routed along the skeletal framework of the integrated platform and goes to two or more cabinet enclosures mounted onto the skeletal framework. The skeletal framework acts as a National Electric Code approved raceway system to support and route the set of cables to the electrical equipment in the mounted cabinet enclosures. The integrated platform supports the weight of the one or more cabinet enclosures mounted onto the skeletal framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Rosendin Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew John Englert, John Manual Loera
  • Patent number: 9398717
    Abstract: An integrated platform assembled with different electrical cabinets and components mounted on a framework in order to provide a complete datacenter critical power distribution package. The integrated platform supports the weight of cabinet enclosures and UPSs mounted onto a skeletal framework, which acts as an equipment support structure and a cable routing support system. Main and redundant power supply wiring is routed along the skeletal framework to and between the cabinet enclosures and the UPSs mounted thereon. Electrical connections between the cabinets are internally connected via bus bars as switchgear cabinets. The skeletal framework has top and bottom rails run substantially parallel to each other with cross bars connecting the top and bottom rails and a top horizontal surface to which one or more of the cabinet enclosures are mounted. The skeletal framework and cabinet enclosures are fabricated prior to installation and installed as a monolithic pre-wired pre-assembled integrated platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Rosendin Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew John Englert, Steven Emert, John Manual Loera
  • Patent number: 9282814
    Abstract: Systems are disclosed that relate to modular furniture capable of providing conventional desk functions as well as integrated electronic components which house, store, and operate electronic devices, such as computers and associated devices. Furniture components of a traditional office are adapted to house a plurality of electronic components of a traditional computer system. Connectors, expansion slots, networking capabilities, and other storage units are provided within the furniture components enabling several electronic devices to be installed within the furniture components and communicate with each other, integrating a fully functional computer system into a classroom or office desk. The disclosed modular furniture systems provide multiple resources and functions in a small footprint and are useable in a variety of school, personal and work settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NATI BROOK VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Patrick Riley, Christopher Dykes
  • Publication number: 20150136941
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a system of fastening devices, e.g., mounts, brackets, and assemblies for installing roller window shades. In one embodiment, the fastening device system comprises two one-piece, disk-shaped mounting brackets, one for each end of a shade tube, wherein the mounting brackets are configured such that, in use, the outer circumference of the brackets are visible; the mounting means being largely hidden within the bracket or by the shade. In a particular embodiment, the fastening system is designed for use with motorized shades, wherein one mounting bracket is configured to key the shade motor, and one mounting bracket is configured to receive the idler pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Publication number: 20150108319
    Abstract: An agricultural access system is described. The system may utilize a plurality of supports, including posts, cables, beams, and so forth to displace an access component. Control systems, sensors, delivery mechanisms, and other functions may be integrated with the system or access components. Some embodiments may include multiple cells with access components configured to interact with adjacent access components. Methods of accessing an agricultural area are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: William David Duncan, Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150034798
    Abstract: Method for assembling a modular support structure of an item-processing machine comprising hubs for bearing respective shafts of moving members, and a plurality of link elements fixable at hubs, the method including: a) providing a toleranced jig plate with means defining the definitive boss position of hubs, b) providing fixing portions integral with hubs or fixing portions integral with link elements, fixing portions defining a volume for receiving in loose engagement a respective fixing portion and fillable with a curable resin, c) arranging hubs at their defined boss positions, d) arranging link elements in loose engagement with hubs to form a temporary skeleton, and e) permanently fixing link elements to respective fixing portions of hubs via injection and hardening of a curable resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SIDEL S.p.A con Socio Unico
    Inventors: Cristian Andreato, James Carmichael, Gabriele Giuliani
  • Patent number: 8826877
    Abstract: A mounting system for powertrain components requiring axial installation and radial removal thereof is provided. A mounting flange is integrally cast with a powertrain component and extends outwardly therefrom. An opening extends through the mounting flange defining a mounting flange axis and axially receives a portion of a powertrain component for support therein, and by the mounting flange. A separation line extends diametrically across the mounting flange to define a separated portion and a remaining portion of the mounting flange. Fasteners are configured to removeably attach the separated portion to the remaining portion to thereby facilitate removal of the powertrain component from the powertrain assembly in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: James C. Minneker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8794586
    Abstract: A coulomb damper is attached to a component of an exhaust system. The inner surface of the coulomb damper is in intimate contact with the outer surface of the component of the exhaust system. The intimate contact is defined by a pair of weld lines extending along an axial length of the coulomb damper in one embodiment. In another embodiment, the intimate contact is defined by at least a three point contact between the coulomb damper and the component of the exhaust system. In another embodiment a coulomb damper includes an outer member press fit over an inner member. A chamber is defined between the inner and outer member. In one embodiment, the inner member and the outer member are coaxial and the chamber is an annular chamber having a constant radial width. In another embodiment, the chamber is eccentric in relation to the inner member and has a variable radial width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Pullman Company
    Inventor: Troy P. Rodecker
  • Patent number: 8789688
    Abstract: A Support structure (1; 200) for container handling machines, comprising a single-piece assembled table (2; 202) having a first wall (3; 203) provided with a plurality of first support housings (53; 253) and a second wall (4; 204) opposite to said first wall (3; 203) with respect to a plane (P) of reference of said table (2; 202). Said second wall (4; 204) is provided with a plurality of second support housings (54; 254) arranged in a mirror-like manner to said first support housings (53; 253) with respect to said plane (P) of reference, the first and second support housings being alternatively associable to a handling machine or to a floor-standing bearing (5; 155), whereby the support structure (1; 200) can be overturned for defining altered layouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Zoni
  • Patent number: 8757581
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a fan includes a fixing plate and a pair of fastening members. The fan includes a sidewall defining a number of fixing holes. The fixing plate defines a vent area and a number of slots located around the vent area. Each fastening member includes a connecting plate, a number of first hooks extending out from a first side of the connecting plate, and a number of second hooks extending out from a second side of the connecting plate opposite to the first hooks. Each first hook is latched into the corresponding slot of the fixing plate, each second hook is latched into the corresponding fixing hole of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20140097324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supporting apparatus for devices for maintaining blood circulation, in particular for a heart-lung machine, comprising a plurality of retaining units arranged on the device side for retaining blood-conducting and/or blood-treating devices and control units, and comprising at least one fastening unit arranged on the patient side for detachably and quickly fastening the supporting apparatus to a patient or an object arranged near the patient, wherein at least one screen-like wall element is arranged between the device-side retaining units and the patient-side fastening unit as a protective element for the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Universitaetsklinikum Regensburg - Anstalt des oeffentlichen Rechts
    Inventors: Alois Philipp, Matthias Arlt
  • Patent number: 8601687
    Abstract: A multiplex fluid pump assembled from a plurality of pump bodies connected side by side between opposing end plates with a plurality of fasteners tightened to compress the pump bodies between the end plates. Raised surfaces on opposite exterior side surfaces of each pump body are engaged with an adjacent end plate or an adjacent pump body to apply a pre-compressive force at the raised surfaces and thereby inhibit the initiation of fatigue cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Ochoa, Philippe Gambier, Aude Faugere, Christopher Shen, Joe Hubenschmidt, Tze Wei Chua, Walter Taylor
  • Publication number: 20130234000
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a chassis, a bracket, and two resilient plates. The chassis includes two opposite sidewalls. A protrusion and a hook protrude from an inner surface of each sidewall. The bracket includes a fixing plate for mounting a number of fans, and two end plates. Each end plate defines a first slot, a second slot, a first notch communicating with a bottom of the first slot, and a second notch communicating with a bottom of the second slot. The resilient plates are mounted to inner surfaces of the end plates. Each resilient plate defines a hooking hole overlapping one of the second slots. The protrusions extend through the first notches and engage in the first slots. The hooks extend through the second notches and engage in the second slots and the hooking holes, to lock the bracket to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (Shenzhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEI PANG, JUN-HUI WANG, KUN LI
  • Publication number: 20130221186
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a fan includes a fixing plate and a pair of fastening members. The fan includes a sidewall defining a number of fixing holes. The fixing plate defines a vent area and a number of slots located around the vent area. Each fastening member includes a connecting plate, a number of first hooks extending out from a first side of the connecting plate, and a number of second hooks extending out from a second side of the connecting plate opposite to the first hooks. Each first hook is latched into the corresponding slot of the fixing plate, each second hook is latched into the corresponding fixing hole of the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8500084
    Abstract: A module (4) in a support structure (5) for container handling machines (2), comprises a connecting bar (6) provided with bearing expansions (7) at its ends, each of the bearing expansions (7) being detachably connectable with a corresponding bearing expansion of another module in such a way as to define a support (8) for a star wheel conveyor (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sidel S.p.A.
    Inventors: Emilio Cavazzini Gainotti, Annalisa Malfatto
  • Publication number: 20130168065
    Abstract: A fixing device for fixing a fan includes a support and a number of fastening members. The fan includes two opposite sidewalls each defining a number of fixing holes. The support includes a fixing plate defining a vent area and a number of slots located around the vent area. Each fastening member includes a sleeve member and an inserting member. The sleeve member is inserted into the corresponding slot of the fixing plate and extended through the corresponding fixing hole of one of the sidewalls of the fan. The inserting member is extended through the corresponding fixing hole of the other sidewall of the fan, to engage with the sleeve. A first block protrudes from the sleeve to abut against the fixing plate. A second block protrudes from the inserting pole to abut against the other sidewall of the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Publication number: 20130106113
    Abstract: A modular skid base is provided for supporting, for example, a power generation system that includes a prime mover (e.g., an engine) and a driven machine (e.g., an alternator; a generator; a compressor; a pump; a gear drive for, for example, heavy industrial applications; or any other type of load device). The modular skid base includes a pair of first support skid rails and a pair of second support skid rails. The modular skid base also includes an overlapping section that includes a portion of the second support skid rails overlapping a portion of the first support skid rails along a length direction of the modular skid base. The overlapping section can provide stiffness where required without adding height and mass to the entire modular skid base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: CUMMINS POWER GENERATION, INC.
    Inventor: CUMMINS POWER GENERATION, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130099088
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to enable the shape of a bump stopper to be easily changed in accordance with a change in specifications, the bump stopper for performing position regulation so that, when an engine generator shakes, the generator body does not come off from an external frame. A position regulating apparatus has a generator body (4) made of an engine (2) and a generator (3) driven by the engine, and a frame (7) surrounding the periphery of the generator body (4). The frame (7) is provided with a bump stopper (40) as a rod member. The bump stopper (40) is attached to a housing (70) of the engine (2) and disposed horizontally. The bump stopper (40) regulates the position in the horizontal direction of the generator body (4) within a preset range. Receiving plates (60) disposed so as to face both end faces of the stopper body (41) are provided. The round bar as the body (41) of the bump stopper (40) has a crank shape which reduces an impact by generating bending moment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8424833
    Abstract: A suspension device (10) with a carrier segment (12) and with at least one extension arm (14) that can be mounted pivotably thereon for moving in space devices (16, 18) that can be mounted thereon. The carrier segment (12) has a base part (24) for mounting the suspension device (10) at a mounting site. The suspension device has one or more quick-release rod modules (26) that can be detachably connected with the base part (24). The quick-release rod module (26) or each quick-release rod module (26) has a bus module (32), which contacts either a bus module (32) of a quick-release rod module (26) already embraced by the suspension device (10) or a contact device in the base part (24) when a quick-release rod module (26) is mounted on the suspension device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Müller, Christian Elsenbach, Carsten Timm, Hanno Kretschmann
  • Patent number: 8422210
    Abstract: A portable computer system is provided having a base unit and a detachable display unit. The display unit includes a support structure movable between a stowed position and a deployed position. The support structure can help support the display unit when mounted on the base unit, standing alone, or both. Mechanical engagement tabs can also help support the display unit. A wireless communications link can convey information between the base and display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: George Moser
  • Patent number: 8363396
    Abstract: A position-shifting structure includes a position-shifting frame and a base. The position-shifting frame includes two lateral wall portions and a handle portion. The two lateral wall portions are correspondingly provided with a notch and a mounting hole each and the notches contain bevel surfaces. The base has a receiving space symmetrically provided with two inward protrusions; and the position-shifting frame is connected to and seated in the receiving space with the mounting holes pivotally engaged with the protrusions. When the object is received in the receiving space, the notches are engaged with two lateral projections of the object. When the handle portion is upward pulled, the bevel surfaces drive the object to move from its initial position in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corp.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yin Wu
  • Publication number: 20120318954
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a module for a modular manufacturing system comprising a frame and a carriage movable relative to the frame. The carriage is movable in directions that are generally perpendicular to the direction of product flow through the module. The carriage comprises a base comprising a first equipment mount movably engaged with the base and a second equipment mount movably engaged with the base. The first and the second equipment mounts are moveable relative to each other in directions generally perpendicular to the direction of product flow through the module and generally perpendicular to the directions of movement of the carriage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Matthew Bernard OVERLEY, Wesley Bernard BROKOPP, Jeffrey Dean HARTLINE
  • Patent number: 8315046
    Abstract: A system and device for placement between a keyboard and monitor on a work surface that routes cables and provides access to controls, where the system and device rest in a first position for use and a second position for access to ports and cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Jason J. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20120267508
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a plurality of fans includes a mounting bracket, a base and a stopper. The mounting bracket includes a mounting piece and a limiting post. The base, for securing the plurality of fans, includes a mounting portion, and a side of the base is rotatably mounted to the mounting bracket. The stopper is rotatably mounted to the base and defines a first sliding slot, a second sliding slot and a stop slot. The base is rotatable relative to the mounting bracket among a locked position, where the limiting post is engaged in the first sliding slot, and the mounting portion is secured to the mounting piece, a first unlocked position, where the mounting portion is disengaged from the mounting piece, and the limiting post is engaged in the stop slot, and a second unlocked position where the limiting post is engaged in the second sliding slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventor: GANG-QIANG QIN
  • Patent number: 8177186
    Abstract: A holding structure associated with a lifting device for supporting a removed turbine engine cover plate assembly. The holding structure includes an upper support member and a lower support member. The upper support member is formed with a plurality of service areas, where each service area is configured for servicing a cover plate assembly. Each service area includes a plurality of slots extending inwardly from a peripheral edge of the upper support member to receive and support components of the cover plate assembly during a disassembly and service operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto Mario Alvarez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8047809
    Abstract: A method of assembling a fluid compression system includes coupling at least one first compression apparatus to a first platform. The method also includes coupling at least one drive apparatus to one of the first platform and a second platform. The method further includes coupling the first platform to the second platform. The at least one second compression apparatus is coupled in series flow communication with the at least one first compression apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Wickert, Mark Stewart Schroder
  • Publication number: 20110233376
    Abstract: A module (4) in a support structure (5) for container handling machines (2), comprises a connecting bar (6) provided with bearing expansions (7) at its ends, each of the bearing expansions (7) being detachably connectable with a corresponding bearing expansion of another module in such a way as to define a support (8) for a star wheel conveyor (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: SIDEL S.P.A.
    Inventors: Emilio Cavazzini Gainotti, Annalisa Malfatto
  • Patent number: 7950619
    Abstract: A fluid device mounting structure is provided for installing a plurality of fluid devices on a support assembly. The support assembly includes a support member for supporting connecting portions of the fluid devices by the support assembly, so that the fluid devices are freely disposed in three dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takeda, Tetsuya Ishihara
  • Patent number: 7942078
    Abstract: A structural connector for providing a structural interconnection between the housing of a gear unit and the housing of an electric motor, the structural connector being of a modular type including a base member adapted for connection to at least one of the housing of an electric motor and the housing of a gear unit, and at least two side wall members, the side wall members having a motor end adapted for connection to one of an electric motor housing and the base member and a gear end adapted for connection to a gear unit housing, the side wall members lying at least in substantial part in a plane inclined at an angle of at least 60 degrees relative to a plane containing at least a part of the base member, and the side wall members being spaced apart by connection to an interposed housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Hansen Industrial Transmissions N.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Olaf Leimann
  • Publication number: 20110088649
    Abstract: A mounting system for powertrain components requiring axial installation and radial removal thereof is provided. A mounting flange is integrally cast with a powertrain component and extends outwardly therefrom. An opening extends through the mounting flange defining a mounting flange axis and axially receives a portion of a powertrain component for support therein, and by the mounting flange. A separation line extends diametrically across the mounting flange to define a separated portion and a remaining portion of the mounting flange. Fasteners are configured to removeably attach the separated portion to the remaining portion to thereby facilitate removal of the powertrain component from the powertrain assembly in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: James C. Minneker, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100162726
    Abstract: A system for moving an auxiliary component of a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The system may have a mobile support platform configured to support the auxiliary component during operation of the gas turbine engine. The system may further have at least one guide assembly operably connected to the mobile support platform and configured to guide movement of the mobile support platform. The system may also have a drive assembly operably connected to the mobile support platform and configured to impart movement of the mobile support platform between an elevated position and a lowered position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Jason Michael Robertson, Ian Trevor Brown, Steven Gastelum, Daniel James Doll, John Raymond Hawley
  • Patent number: 7739778
    Abstract: A method for machining particularly spectacle lenses by means of a machine which comprises at least one cutting unit and at least one turning unit in a common working space, wherein at least two spectacle lenses are machined at the same time in the working space, one of said spectacle lenses being cut while the other is turned. The machine frames of the cutting unit and of the turning unit are essentially decoupled from one another in terms of vibration and/or at least two machining units of the machine comprise workpiece spindle units for generating a transverse movement of the spectacle lens to be machined with respect to the respective tool, the workpiece spindle units being arranged essentially perpendicular to one another. As a result, it is possible for spectacle lenses to be machined in an extremely short time with high machining performance and with high surface precision and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Satisloh GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Fiedler, Manfred Hanisch, Karl-Heinz Tross, Steffen Wallendorf, Holger Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20100119380
    Abstract: A technique is provided for pumping fluid in subsea applications. A self-contained pumping module is created by mounting a pumping unit on a skid that can be lowered to a sea floor. The skid comprises a support structure designed to hold the pumping unit in a desired orientation, such as an inclined orientation with respect to a base of the skid. The self-contained nature of the pumping module facilitates deployment to a sea floor/retrieval from the sea floor to enable use of the pumping module in a variety of subsea applications with reduced complexity and cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Wilson, Leonel Ruiz Contreras, Kevin T. Scarsdale
  • Patent number: 7543793
    Abstract: The present invention is a generator set tank and enclosure that includes a number of adjustable generator support assemblies that enable the tank and enclosure to be configured for use with generators of various sizes. The support assemblies include mounting channels configured to be secured to the tank in a variety of locations, and each channel includes a number of support platforms therein which can be adjustably positioned on the channels to further adjust the configuration of the support assemblies. Also, the tank and enclosure are configured with multiple fittings, attachments, and access points in order to enable both the tank and enclosure to be fully customizable for use with generators of various sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventors: Wayne A. Graham, Jeremy Zurich, David Kranz
  • Patent number: 7535704
    Abstract: A hard disk drive bracket latch and release mechanism includes a lever arm attached to a hard disk drive bracket bezel rotatably between a closed position against the bezel and an open position apart from the bezel, and a locking mechanism including a wireform disposed in a release button. The lever arm includes a slotted end and spring. The wireform translates between a forced releasing position when the release button is depressed and a natural latching position otherwise. The wireform is shaped to bias the release button outward. The wireform fits into the slotted end of the lever arm in the latching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Olesiewicz, Brett C. Ong, William A. De Meulenaere
  • Patent number: 7516621
    Abstract: A multiple accessory support bracket that mounts a plurality of external accessories for an auxiliary power unit (APU) so that all the external accessories may be mounted to the APU in a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Suttie, Gordon F. Jewess, Khang D. Ta, Michael J. Olderbak, Thomas H. Diot, Edward R. McQuillan, Daniel M. Gregory, Stephen Worthington, Rusty E. Mayborne, Michael D. Kohls, Daniel L. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20090057527
    Abstract: Disclosed is the washing/drying machine having a pedestal, including: a washing/drying machine main body performing a washing or drying operation of laundry; and a pedestal for mounting the main body thereon, wherein a base having legs is coupled at a lower end of the main body, and a supporter having coupling ribs for fixing the base to the pedestal is mounted at an upper surface of the pedestal, thereby preventing a damage to the surface of the pedestal or the washing/drying machine and facilitating mounting/dismounting the supporter or the pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Sung-Hwa Jo
  • Publication number: 20090047142
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry vacuum pump unit capable of achieving ultimate pressure of about 1 Pa. The vacuum pump unit includes a main pump (15) disposed at an outside-pressure side, and a booster pump (16) disposed at a vacuum side. The booster pump (16) and the main pump (15) are coupled in series. The booster pump (16) has a higher pumping speed than that of the main pump (15). Each of the main pump (15) and the booster pump (16) includes a pair of pump rotors (52a and 52b), a casing (50) having an inlet port and an outlet port, and a pair of magnet rotors (54 and 54) rotatable with the pair of pump rotors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicants: EBARA DENSAN LTD., EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Hozumi, Nobuhito Miyashita, Takanori Inada, Kozo Matake, Yoshinori Ojima, Susumu Miyake, Katsuaki Usui
  • Patent number: 7469872
    Abstract: A device for positioning and assembling successive frames in a machine of a production line. The device is intended in particular for relative positioning of two adjacent frames, namely an upstream frame and a downstream frame. At least one link connects the upstream frame to the downstream frame and supports the upstream part of the downstream frame. The link comprises a cylinder that extends across the successive frames and is received in a bearing at each of the adjacent frames. A tightenable tension rod locks the selected relative positions of the successive frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Bobst S.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Compagnone, Alvise Cavallari
  • Patent number: 7424930
    Abstract: A coupling device is interposed between an electronic or electro-acoustic component and a supporting structure for draining, transmitting and dissipating vibratory energy generated within the component, while isolating the component from vibratory energy emanating from the support structure, utilizing a ball rolling along a bearing surface in directions away from and toward an equilibrium position, with the ball biased toward the equilibrium position by magnetic attraction forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Inventor: F. Peter Bizlewicz
  • Publication number: 20080191119
    Abstract: An arrangement of robots according to one embodiment includes: a) a rotary base, b) a set of robots located on the rotary base and are configured to support, position and orientate workpieces, and c) a set of working devices located around the rotary base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Applicant: TECNOLOGIES APLICADES A MUNTATGES ELECTO-MECANICA, S.L.L.
    Inventor: Joan Murt Coma
  • Patent number: 7382610
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a data storage device that defines a fixing hole therein includes a mounting bracket, a locking member, and an operating member. The mounting bracket includes a sideboard, and a first sidewall. The sideboard defines a through hole therein. The locking member arranged between the sideboard and the first sidewall includes a locking pin protruding therefrom. The locking pin is inserted through the through hole of the mounting bracket and configured for engaging in the fixing hole of the data storage device. A top of the locking member is pivotably connected to the mounting bracket. The operating member is arranged between the locking member and the first sidewall, and includes a resilient portion for pressing the locking member inward, and a first clip portion for clipping a bottom of the locking member for drawing the locking member to pivot outward. A top of the operating member is pivotably connected to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-Ming Lin, Xiao-Zhong Jing
  • Publication number: 20070176074
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for mounting a drive bracket on which a protruding portion is provided, includes an enclosure, and a mounting member. The enclosure includes a base wall for supporting the drive bracket thereon, a side wall extending from one side of the base wall, and a holder extending from the side wall. The mounting member is movably attached to the holder. The mounting member includes a locking portion extending therefrom for engaging with the protruding portion of the drive bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: BIN HUANG, BI-QIANG LI, CHUN-CHI LIANG
  • Patent number: 6826914
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a turbogroup (1) of a power generating plant. A turbine unit (2), has a turbine (4) and a further fluid-flow machine (6) on a common turbine shaft. A generator unit (3), has a generator (8) on a generator shaft (9). The turbine shaft (5) and the generator shaft (9) are connected to one another. A third radial bearing unit (13) supports the generator shaft (9) on a side of the generator (8) which faces the turbine unit (2). A thrust bearing unit (16) supports the turbine shaft (5) axially between the generator (8) and the additional fluid-flow machine (6). The thrust bearing unit (16) and the third radial bearing unit (13) are integrated in a common bearing block (17) which is firmly connected to a fixed foundation (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Alstom Technology LTD
    Inventors: Josef Huster, Susanne Keller, Walter Lobmueller
  • Patent number: 6809799
    Abstract: A processing system is disclosed which includes first and second chambers, each for accommodating a processing apparatus therein, each chamber being able to be kept gas tight, a coupling member for coupling the processing apparatuses accommodated in the first and second chambers with each other, and an elastic gas tightness holding member for gas tightly sealing portions between the coupling member and the first and second chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Hasegawa, Yutaka Tanaka, Hidehiko Fujioka
  • Publication number: 20040026589
    Abstract: A tripod head (5, 5′) for a support for a supply device for patients, with an elongated supply part (10, 10′) with feeds (11, 12) of supply lines and a carrying device (13, 13′, 14, 14′, 16, 19) attached to the supply part for carrying appliances, is provided, wherein the carrying device is adjustable in position on the supply part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Friedhelm Kreuzer, Heinrich Roder