Movable Machine Patents (Class 248/646)
  • Patent number: 10232600
    Abstract: A film peeling machine movement assembly is disclosed in the embodiments of the disclosure, including: a film peeling machine provided with a frame having a first portion and a second portion; a first engaging component connected with one of the first portion and the second portion of the frame; and a first moving device provided with a first moving component and a first side engaging component connected with the first moving component for engagement with the first engaging component for moving the film peeling machine along a first path by the first moving component. The film peeling machine movement assembly of the embodiments of the disclosure is applied, so as to grasp and to move the film peeling machine automatically such that the film peeling machine is moved into and out of a replacement chamber and moved into an operational position automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Linlin Wang, Xuequan Jin
  • Patent number: 9528652
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a traversing incore probe valve support has: a valve bed fixed to a traversing incore probe valve provided in a traversing incore probe guide tube extending to outside of a reactor containment vessel; a stand provided on a floor surface outside the reactor containment vessel; and a displacement allowing member that connects the stand and valve bed in such a manner that they can be displaced in an axial direction of the traversing incore probe guide tube. The displacement allowing member may include: a lower slide rail fixed to the stand valve bed and having an upward contact surface; and an upper slide rail fixed to the valve bed and having a downward contact surface that can be slid in the axial direction of the traversing incore probe guide tube while contacting the upward contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Taito Sakai, Tadashi Miyazaki, Hidehiko Yasuta, Masaharu Katsuta, Masashi Hirano
  • Publication number: 20150144765
    Abstract: A system of mitigating force in a mechanical system, the system comprising a frame member, a first rail connected to the frame member, a second rail connected to the frame member and extending along the frame member in parallel to the first rail, an assembly movably engaging the first and second rails, and a first bracket located between the first and second rails, with at least one first bracket attachment secured to the frame member, the first bracket sharing an upper edge with a lower edge of the first rail, such that a downward force applied on the first rail is distributed to the first bracket and the frame member via the at least one first bracket attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dongliang Yang, Matthew G. Good, Leung M. Shiu
  • Publication number: 20150108320
    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.
  • 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
    Inventors: Keisuke EGAWA, Masuo KAWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150060632
    Abstract: A portable lifting device is provided that includes a pair of telescoping parallel beam assemblies attached on either end to a pair of stanchion assemblies. Each stanchion assembly includes a top and bottom member as well as at least one vertical member. The bottom member of each beam assembly rests on a deck support member, and the height of each vertical member may be adjustable. A sliding guide assembly is slidably mounted on the parallel beam assemblies and includes a cross-member between the parallel beams that acts as the connection point for a lifting medium. This allows for a higher support point for the lifting medium than would be provided by a conventional single-beam device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Huntington Ingalls, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Ralls, Matthew J. Absi, Charles C. Smith, Randall L. Durham, Kenneth D. Evanson, John C. Vandenberg
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140124646
    Abstract: A trolley for supporting a labelling station in a labelling machine, provided with front and rear wheels for resting on the floor, comprising a longitudinal rod which is provided, at the rear end, with elements adapted to cause its rotation about its own axis and with a threaded portion with a conical tip at its front end; the rod is associated with a bush which is pivoted to the trolley with a horizontal axis and able to at least rotate with respect to it. The threaded portion is adapted to mate with a portion of female thread provided with a conical guiding portion in an accommodation bush which is fixed to a surface that protrudes from the body of the labelling machine; the surface comprises at least one ramp which is adapted to be crossed by a respective wheel provided at the front end of the trolley, and means for abutment against centering means provided on the trolley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: P.E. LABELLERS S.P.A
    Inventor: Andrea Cordiol
  • Publication number: 20140115814
    Abstract: A cleaning vehicle includes a vehicle body, a cantilever system, and a cleaning apparatus. The cantilever system includes a rotary table fixed on the vehicle body, a first cantilever pivotably mounted on the rotary table, and a second cantilever pivotably connected to the first cantilever. The cleaning apparatus is fixed to one end of the second cantilever opposite to the first cantilever. The cantilever system further includes a first adjusting pole, a second adjusting pole, and a third adjusting pole, for adjusting the position and the angle of the cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Kai-Ming Lu, Feng Li
  • Publication number: 20140084130
    Abstract: A gearbox positioning device to position a gearbox relative to an engine case of a gas turbine engine. The positioning device has a first and second part, with the first part having a connecting cavity of predetermined shape and being secured to the engine case. The second part has a coupling post received in the connecting cavity and constraining displacement of the gearbox in a laterally transverse direction with respect to the central longitudinal axis of the engine. The device permits movement of the gearbox in the axial direction of the engine as well as angular movement to prevent stressing the engine case during thermal growth of the engine case or support linkage imbalance. A gearbox positioning system incorporating the positioning device and the method of attaching same to the engine casing is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Marcin REJMAN, Louis BRILLON, David GAGNON-MARTIN
  • Publication number: 20130292543
    Abstract: Disclosed are an moving apparatus and a method of performing work to an interior of a hull block. The moving apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a guide rail configured to guide a working robot, a moving means driving unit configured to move the moving apparatus, and a storage battery configured to supply electricity to the moving means driving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangwhee Kim, Young-Il Shin, Seong Ho Cho, Eunjung Kim, Youngjun Park, Jinhyung Park
  • Publication number: 20130292542
    Abstract: A lifting and transporting device for lifting a load and transporting the same transversely to the lifting direction includes a frame (2) which for picking up and lifting a load (15) extends around a load space (13) of specified size and a holding means (3) for holding the load (15). The holding means (3) is movable in lifting direction (9) relative to the frame (2), and includes a hoisting means (4) which is attached to the frame (2) transversely to the lifting direction (9) beside the load space (13), and includes a portion (25) extending on the load space side thereof, to which the holding means (3) is attached, and which is equipped for lifting and lowering the holding means (3) with the load (15) attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jorg Hohmann, Frank Hohmann
  • Publication number: 20130206956
    Abstract: A moving apparatus includes: robot guiding rails extended in a first direction to guide the working robot, and including first and second ends; first rollers included at a vicinity of the first end of the robot guiding rail and having a rotation axis in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; hook arms included at the vicinity of the first end of the robot guiding rail, and including hooks extended in the first direction and facing upwardly; hook latches included at a vicinity of the second end of the robot guiding rail, positioned at a position corresponding to the hook arm, and latched by the hooks of the hook arms at lower sides thereof; and docking guiding rails included at the vicinity of the second end of the robot guiding rail, extended in the first direction, and having an upper surface for guiding the first roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangwhee Kim, Young-Il Shin, Seong Ho Cho, Eunjung Kim, Youngjun Park, Jinhyung Park
  • Patent number: 8474783
    Abstract: A connection structure of a vehicular engine mounting and a front plate of a front wheel cowling is disclosed. The engine mounting includes a damper assembly, an upper mount bracket and a lower mount bracket. One end of the upper mount bracket corresponding to the front plate of the front wheel cowling is provided with a lug, and the lug is of a “Z” shape and includes a first locating plate, a second locating plate and a transitional plate. The first locating plate and the second locating plate is connected with each other via the transitional plate, and the first locating plate abuts against the front plate of the front wheel cowling and is fixed thereto by bolts. The second locating plate and the transitional plate are protruded into the locating hole in the front plate of the front wheel cowling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Chongqing Lifan EFI Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhimin Hu
  • Patent number: 8262050
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for removing an aircraft engine. A method includes mounting a frame assembly in supported connection with a support member of an associated aircraft. The frame assembly includes a frame member, a movable assembly mounted in movable relationship to the frame member, and a plurality of engine winches mounted in supported connection with the movable member. Each engine winch has an associated engine cable operably connected thereto. The movable assembly is movable between forward and rearward positions. The method further includes supporting the weight of at least a portion of an aircraft engine with the engine cables and moving the movable member relative to the frame member to displace the portion of the aircraft engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mark Linz
  • Patent number: 8231045
    Abstract: A suggested welding crane for welding of objects comprises an arm, a stand and a welding head. The arm includes at least a first and a second segment, which are arranged with their length axes essentially parallelly and are telescopically movable along their length axes in relation to each other so that at least a first segment of said segments at least partly slides into at least a second segment of said segments. The welding head is arranged in a distal end of an outermost segment of the arm while an innermost segment of the arm is suspended in the stand. A linear guide is arranged on at least a first segment of said segments. A co-operating part of said at least one linear guide is arranged on at least a second segment of said segments, wherein the at least one linear guide is adapted to provide said telescopic movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: ESAB AB
    Inventor: Arne Lagerkvist
  • Patent number: 8220769
    Abstract: A transport system suited for transporting a turbine engine mounted to an engine docking unit is provided. The transport system is capable of adjusting the attitude of the docking unit in at least the lateral and longitudinal directions relative to the engine to facilitate the loading and unloading of the turbine engine to and from the transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Mainville, Alessandro Faraci
  • Publication number: 20110315849
    Abstract: A drill bracing device comprising a set of tracks, including a first track and a second track, with a front portion and a back portion, to fit over a bridge wall, and a press attached to the first track, where the press includes a handle, a mobile grip, and a stationary grip mounted on the second track. The drill bracing device also comprises a stationary brace secured against the back portion of the set of tracks and against a back side of the bridge wall, an adjustment brace adjustably secured against the front portion of the set of tracks and against a front side of the bridge wall wherein the handle turns the mobile grip of the press to tighten a drill between the mobile grip and the stationary grip. The drill bracing device secures the drill in against the bridge wall to maintain stability and alignment while drilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: HAN TENTY
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110215513
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sheet processing apparatus includes: a finisher connectable to an image forming apparatus; a first castor attached to a bottom surface of the finisher and configured to support the finisher; a finishing unit provided in the finisher and configured to subject sheets sent from the image forming apparatus to finishing and discharge the sheets, the finishing unit being capable of being drawn out from the finisher; and a second castor attached to a front end in a drawing-out direction of the finishing unit and configured to support the finishing unit when the finishing unit is drawn out from the finisher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naofumi SOGA
  • Publication number: 20110198477
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a machine stand with an elongated support body and support legs arranged at the ends on the support body, the support body being designed with positive engagement means running in the longitudinal direction, such that attachments, in particular at least one machine holder, optionally displaceable in the longitudinal direction, can be attached thereto. According to the invention, this machine stand is characterized in that the support body is embodied in one piece as a double-pipe profile, with two profile pipes running parallel to one another with lateral spacing from one another, and at least one center ridge connecting the profile pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Metabowerke GmbH
    Inventors: Laurenz Bergmann, Ingo Blekker, Jurgen Evers, Thomas Meelker, Klaus Raasch
  • Publication number: 20100038517
    Abstract: An adjustable caster is provided for a cook stove. The caster includes a chassis that is mounted to a bottom of the stove. A curved frame is rotatably mounted to the chassis and has opposite ends to which a roller, which is engageable with ground, and an operation sleeve are respectively and rotatably mounted. An adjustment nut seat is pivoted to the chassis and forms a bore to which a nut is mounted in an aligned manner. A bolt engages with and extends through the nut to have an end thereof engaging and abutting an end of the operation sleeve, whereby rotation of the bolt with respect to the nut seat applies a pushing force to the rotation sleeve, which in turn causes the curved frame to rotate, bringing the roller into engagement with the ground and further adjusting the distance between the ground and the stove bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: William HOME
  • Publication number: 20090278022
    Abstract: A scanning device scans a dimensional standard which is situated on a guide rail which extends in a longitudinal direction, and has a body with a cross-section that is essentially U-shaped so that it may grip around the guide rail, at least one cover being provided on the outside of the scanning device and is designed as a profiled element, the cross section of which is U-shaped, having a base and two U-shaped legs, the cross-sectional shape of the cover being matched to the cross-sectional shape of the scanning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Stefan Dorn, Marcus Mutschler
  • Publication number: 20090090011
    Abstract: A wheeled device suitable for supporting and stabilizing a powered lawn trimming device. The wheels steer by a castor action where they rotate about a vertical axis in response to the operator's direction. The wheels are positioned at the ends of two outrigger arms positioned one each side of the cutting head of the line trimmer. The wheeled assembly is clamped onto the line trimmer shaft in such a way as to provide means for height adjustment and adaptation to the different styles of lawn trimming devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Terry Gosschalk, Terence James Walker
  • Publication number: 20080217504
    Abstract: A mechanical arrangement is provided for processing plate-like workpieces, especially metal sheets. The mechanical arrangement includes a processing device and a handling apparatus. A support structure of the handling apparatus has a base support structure and a secondary support structure which is supported on the base support structure so as to be movable relative thereto and which is provided with a holding device for processed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Poike, Jens Nemuth
  • Patent number: 7396194
    Abstract: A drill press is magnetically mounted on a steel plate which is clamped to a manhole cover by three L-shaped clamps. The L-shaped clamps are mounted in slots defined by brackets located on the periphery of the steel plate. Enlargements are provided on the L-shaped clamps to keep the L-shaped clamps from falling out of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
    Inventor: Rutland M. Jones, III
  • Publication number: 20080156158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a guide rail assembly for securement of a tube cutting apparatus for cutting of boiler tube walls to a fixed point on a tube wall, while allowing lateral repositioning of a cutting tool relative to the tube wall. The assembly includes a guide rail having a convex surface along which a carriage having a cutting device may be fixedly positioned by mating friction engagement of a concave surface of pairs of linear guide blocks secured to the carriage with the convex surface of the guide rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: H&S TOOL INC.
    Inventor: J. Randall Hall
  • Publication number: 20080116351
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a ceiling mounted gantry system comprising a carriage, at least two elongated support rails placed beneath the ceiling and extending between the opposing sides of the carriage, a support structure coupled to the carriage, a primary drive assembly and a secondary drive assembly mounted on the carriage. The ceiling mounted gantry system may further comprise a first belt coupled to the primary drive assembly and a second belt coupled to the secondary drive assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Vikram Keertikumar Dave, Baskar Somasundaram
  • Publication number: 20080023618
    Abstract: A moveable, collapsible engine test stand having adjustable engine supports and additional accessory supports that are all collapsible adjacent the base of the stand for convenient, compact storage. The stand may include accessories such as a radiator, fuel tank, instrument panel, battery, cooling lines, fuel lines, wiring harnesses, engine dynamometer and the like to permit prolonged operation and monitoring of an engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventor: William P. McGloghlon
  • Patent number: 7151232
    Abstract: A foot assembly for a weighing scale comprises a base, a ring arranged in coaxial spaced relation to the base; and a plurality of deformable compensation beams projecting outwardly from a portion of the base so as to support the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Inventor: Damon Germanton
  • Patent number: 7124992
    Abstract: A tool support unit includes a first portion that is attached to a tool, such as a power saw or the like, and a second portion that is attached to a support, such as a table or the like. A telescoping connection between the two portions of tool support unit permits the first portion to be attached to and detached from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Leonard D. Colledge
  • Patent number: 6962057
    Abstract: In a gas turbine power generation system having a gas turbine engine and a generator connected to the engine, maintenance ease is enhanced by forming the housing to have openable maintenance faces at two of its faces. Installation space is reduced and a compact configuration is achieved by providing a partition that divides the interior space of the housing into two regions into an upper bay and a lower bay, mounting the engine in the upper bay and mounting air intake duct in the lower bay at a location directly under the engine. Noise is reduced by using a partition to define two separate spaces (bays) and mounting the engine and the air intake duct in the upper and lower bays. Noise is also reduced by preventing engine rotation noise from escaping to the outside through the air intake duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kaisha
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kurokawa, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Yoshino
  • Patent number: 6936776
    Abstract: A foot assembly for a weighing scale comprises a base, a ring arranged in coaxial spaced relation to the base; and a plurality of deformable compensation beams projecting outwardly from a portion of the base so as to support the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Measurement Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Damon Germanton
  • Patent number: 6901783
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a sheet bending brake assembly for securing a work piece. The sheet bending brake assembly includes a clamping member having a lower leg extending therefrom and a pivoting arm pivotally supported by and extending from the clamping member. The pivoting arm defines a clamping area with the lower leg. A base supports the clamping members and provides support to the assembly while moving the pivoting arm between the open position and the clamped position. A guide mechanism reacts between the clamping member and the pivoting arm for moving the pivoting arm between the open position and the clamped position. The guide mechanism has a guide slot with a detent positioned within the guide slot between the first and the second ends for positioning the pivoting arm in an intermediate position to allow for precisely aligning the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20040262489
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting mechanism for rigidly mounting devices such as instruments, transducers and so forth, rotating such mounted devices at various angles in the azimuth direction and/or tilting such mounted device at various pitch angles, roll angles and combined pitch-roll angles to permit pan, pitch, roll and combined pitch-roll motion respectively of the device for measurement, simulation and examination of its dynamic performance in multiplicity of ways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Antony Joseph, Suryakant Tengali, Rajachandran Madhan, Mathen Dias
  • Patent number: 6729597
    Abstract: A lift drive unit support apparatus consists of multiple height-adjustable mounts, which conduct the forces of the drive unit to a foundation, fasten the drive unit in an earthquake-proof manner, and isolate it in terms of solid-borne sound from the foundation. The drive unit can be levelled in height by means of a tool, such as a shaft spanner, by way of an adjusting sleeve screwed into the engine frame. A foot plate inserted below the adjusting sleeve transmits vertical forces from the adjusting sleeve to a damping element. Horizontal forces are transmitted from the adjusting sleeve by way of a tube to a base plate and from there to an anchor bolt, which also prevents upward lift-off of the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Andrzej Cholinski, Heinrich Küttel
  • Publication number: 20030155480
    Abstract: A lift drive unit support apparatus consists of multiple height-adjustable mounts, which conduct the forces of the drive unit to a foundation, fasten the drive unit in an earthquake-proof manner, and isolate it in terms of solid-borne sound from the foundation. The drive unit can be levelled in height by means of a tool, such as a shaft spanner, by way of an adjusting sleeve screwed into the engine frame. A foot plate inserted below the adjusting sleeve transmits vertical forces from the adjusting sleeve to a damping element. Horizontal forces are transmitted from the adjusting sleeve by way of a tube to a base plate and from there to an anchor bolt, which also prevents upward lift-off of the drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Andrzej Cholinski, Heinrich Kuttel
  • Publication number: 20030057349
    Abstract: A height adjustment structure for an image-scanning device. The scanning device has a guiding rod, an optical system and a document panel. The guiding rod and the document panel are fixed relative to each other. The optical system includes a box body and an axial rod bearer that can slide along into the guiding rod. The height adjustment structure includes a first positioning section and a second positioning section. The first positioning section is attached to one side of the box body and the second positioning section is attached to one side the axial rod bearer that faces the first positioning section. The first positioning section and the second positioning section has hooking mechanism, screwing mechanism or teeth-meshing mechanism for fixing the box body relative to the axial rod bearer and hence setting the distance from the box body to the document panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Chun-I Hsiao, Tsung-Yin Chen
  • Patent number: 6511038
    Abstract: A vibration absorber absorbs a vibration of an automatic guided vehicle in a three-dimensional direction. The vibration absorber includes: a base member having an accommodating hole formed therein; a damping member having a flange portion, a body portion, and a shaft; and a bracket. The flange portion of the damping member is attached on the base member while the body portion is inserted in the accommodating portion of the base member, and the bracket is disposed on the shaft of the damping member. Accordingly, since the vibration absorber absorbs the forward/backward and leftward/rightward vibration as well as upward/downward vibration of the automatic guided vehicle, the breakage of products loaded on the automatic guided vehicle is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-seob Han
  • Patent number: 6427966
    Abstract: A support base for household appliances such as washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. The support base includes a support plate (18), which exhibits a set-up surface for setting up a household appliance with adjustable feet (12), with edge strips (24) bent downwards along the edge of the support plate. In the corner area of the support plate (18) support legs (20, 22) are provided projecting downwards, which are preferably comprised of sheet metal bent along a corner-edge. The set-up surface (16) of the support plate (18) exhibits a cup-like recess above each of the support legs (20, 22) for receiving respectively one of the foot parts (12) of the household appliance (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Benjamin Blumenschein
  • Patent number: 6322041
    Abstract: A method of employing an electric motor that is used to roll and unroll tarpaulin covers that is mounted to the front portion of a belly dump trailer in a fashion that allows it to move both fore and aft as the tarpaulin is rolled over the trailer box is provided. This mounting of the motor is primarily accomplished by the use of a pair of tubular slide rails that are horizontally positioned above a cross member of the trailer frame. The mounting of the electric motor to these slide rails is accomplished by the use of a pair of tubular motor runners that fit over the slide rails prior to the mount's final assembly. This design allows the electric motor assembly to move freely fore and aft within the confines of the horizontal slide rails. The motor assembly is then connected through a universal joint to the solid drive shaft which is connected through an additional universal joint to the tarpaulin roll tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Agri-Cover, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Milton Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 6193199
    Abstract: A sample stage of a precision sample positioning system includes a sample plate supported above a base plate on a plurality of slider assemblies. Each slider assembly includes a base slider secured to a surface of the base plate and a stage slider secured to the sample plate. Each slider is made from a common material. The common material possesses the characteristic of not having a yield point, and having a sufficiently high strength so as to permit sliding without surface degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: NanoMotion, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond M. Karam, II
  • Patent number: 6092768
    Abstract: A new support frame for supporting a cleaning device. The inventive device includes a base having a pair of spaced apart elongate side bars and spaced apart elongate first and second end bars. The end bars of the base are extended between the side bars of the base. The base has ground engaging members downwardly depending therefrom. The frame also includes first and second end members with each end member having a pair of elongate lower arm portions and an elongate upper cross portion. An upper mounting assembly is spaced apart from the base and is interposed between the base and the upper cross portions of the end members. Elongate first and second upper bars are extended between the arm portions of the first end member and are interposed between the upper cross portion of the first end member and the first end portion of the upper mounting assembly. A handle member is extended from the first end member away from the second end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Sioux Steam Cleaner Corporation
    Inventors: Arden L. Larson, John W. Finger, Gary Spilde
  • Patent number: 6070846
    Abstract: A support structure for a motorcycle's rearview mirror includes a vibration dampening device. The support structure includes a mirror base attached to a fairing stay of the motorcycle. The vibration dampening device includes an isolated weight supported between two elastic members. The elastic members are attached to the fairing stay close to the attachment location of the mirror base to the fairing stay. Since the isolated weight is attached to the fairing stay, it can be large enough to sufficiently dampen vibrations which propagate along the fairing stay, without adversely affecting the outward appearance of the motorcycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keikichi Shimokobe, Yoshiteru Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 5964445
    Abstract: A load counterbalancing system with a constant load displacement force includes a load element, a position transducer and an actuator element. An environmental force acting upon the load element is counterbalanced by a support force provided by the actuator element. The environmental force is assumed to be a predetermined function of the position of the load element, and the actuator element applies the support force to the load element as defined by the predetermined function. The invention allows an operator to move the load element through its entire range of motion with a constant applied force, and to place the load element statically at any position in the range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: LTX Corporation
    Inventors: Anatoly Pikovsky, Andrew Roemer, Roger Plante
  • Patent number: 5875828
    Abstract: An improved portable work bench includes a structural body, and a platform disposed on and frictionally contacting the structural body. In addition, the platform includes an override mechanism for allowing horizontal movement of the platform along the structural body. Further, the portable work bench may include a plurality of legs for supporting the structural body. The structural body may be tubular and preferably has a trapezoidal cross-section. Such work bench can be used by disposing the platform on the structural body, so that the platform frictionally contacts the structural body. Then the user can mechanically override the static friction between the platform and the structural body and move the platform horizontally along the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Quiram, Adan Ayala
  • Patent number: 5718408
    Abstract: An adjustable supporting apparatus supports a workpiece feeding machine on a worktable and includes a base member fixed on the worktable and provided with a neck. A pivot member has a vertical sleeve portion sleeved rotatably on the neck and locked releasably on the neck by means of a vertical lock bolt unit, and a horizontal nose projecting from the vertical sleeve portion. When released, the pivot member can rotate about a vertical axis on the neck. A horizontal sleeve member is sleeved rotatably on the nose and locked releasably on the nose by means of a horizontal lock bolt unit. When released, the sleeve member can rotate about a horizontal axis on the nose. A positioning assembly has a tubular unit fastened to the sleeve member and formed with a passage into which a straight first end portion of a coupler rod is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Inventor: Ching-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 5526708
    Abstract: An adapter for rapid attachment and removal of a flanged motor on a power driven appliance. A bracket attaches to the appliance and cooperatively receives the motor flange. Pins incorporating clips or expanding projections then secure the motor to the appliance. A shaft-to-shaft connector is then secured in place on the shafts, thus coupling the motor output shaft and appliance power input shaft. The connector may include pins inserted through aligned bores in the connector and the shafts. In a preferred embodiment, the connector may comprise mating forward and rear components sandwiching a resilient member therebetween, which arrangement accommodates minor angular and parallel misalignment. In other alternative embodiments, the connector comprises a splined collar slidable over splined output and input shafts, and a clutch and drum arrangement. For belt driven appliances, the motor output shaft terminates in a pulley, or is coupled to a shaft having a pulley and attached to the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Inventor: James W. Hill
  • Patent number: 5357818
    Abstract: An adapter for manual attachment and removal of a flanged motor on a power driven appliance. A bracket attaches to the appliance and cooperatively receives the motor flange. Pins incorporating clips or expanding projections then secure the motor to the appliance. A shaft-to-shaft connector is then secured by similar pins, thus coupling the motor output shaft and appliance power input shaft. For belt driven appliances, the motor output shaft terminates in a pulley, or is coupled to a shaft having a pulley and attached to the appliance. Optionally, a belt tensioning pulley is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: James W. Hill
  • Patent number: 5232192
    Abstract: A suspender arm for suspending machinery such as welding equipment, for example, has a swing beam supported rotatably in a horizontal plane at its base end by a base member actuated vertically and/or horizontally by electric motors according to demand, a slide beam disposed to the swing beam slidably in the longitudinal direction of the swing beam, a hanger disposed to the slide beam movable along the slide beam for suspending a wire feeder of the welding equipment and some rings attached slidably to respective wires stretched between both ends of the swing beam and the slide beam for suspending cables of the welding equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kokuho
    Inventor: Masazumi Akutagawa