Cradle Patents (Class 248/671)
  • Patent number: 11027605
    Abstract: This unique and novel invention is related to supporting an engine on a high-volume double diaphragm pump such that the engine mounting apparatus may be integrally attached directly to the fuel tank of the high-volume double diaphragm pump. Such a connection is successfully achieved with cleverly providing a table shaped engine mount to strategically mitigate the transmission of vibration generated by the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas D. Myers
  • Patent number: 10926668
    Abstract: A track assembly is provided that includes a track operably coupled with a floor pan. A rail cartridge is slidably coupled with the track. The rail cartridge includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion defines a receiving well. A connection cartridge is operably coupled with a seat base. The connection cartridge includes an interface member and defines a slot. The upper portion of the rail cartridge is received within the slot. The interface member is received within the receiving well of the rail cartridge. A latch mechanism includes a release lever and a tab. The release lever is configured to selectively lower the tab to open the receiving well of the rail cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Marcos Silva Kondrad, Jimmy Moua, Gregory Hagedorn, Adam Ewel
  • Patent number: 10047635
    Abstract: A support assembly supports a gas turbine in a manufacturing configuration, a shipping configuration and an operating configuration. The support assembly includes a stand leg securable to a base, where the stand leg includes a turbine casing interface with a slot sized to receive a turbine casing pin. A support plate attachable to the turbine casing interface includes a pin aperture that is sized to fit over the turbine casing pin in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Likhith Reddy Asani, Dinesh Venugopal Setty, Jeffrey Patrick Mills, Nicholas Demianovich
  • Patent number: 10011172
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes two types of PTO shafts, a PTO drive unit, a storage unit, a PTO gear shift operation unit, a PTO shaft detection sensor, a PTO gear shift sensor and a control device. The storage unit stores a PTO shaft, which is not connected to the driven portion, of the two types of PTO shafts. The PTO gear shift operation unit performs gear-shifting of the gear shift mechanism. The PTO shaft detection sensor detects a type of the PTO shaft stored in the storage unit. The PTO gear shift sensor detects an operation state of the PTO gear shift operation unit. The control device decides a propriety of a combination of a detection value of the PTO shaft detection sensor and a detection value of the PTO gear shift sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kajino, Shingo Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9234624
    Abstract: A shaft coupling guard is used to cover a shaft coupling that couples a main shaft of a prime mover and a main shaft of a driven apparatus as a rotatable apparatus driven by the prime mover. The shaft coupling guard includes a guard main body formed so as to extend in a direction along an axis and having a tubular shape for circumferentially covering the shaft coupling. The guard main body includes a guard main body upper portion, and a guard main body lower portion configured to be detachable from the guard main body upper portion. The shaft coupling guard further includes a leg portion formed integrally with the guard main body and configured to support the guard main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Nakamura, Junya Kawabata, Seigo Kyo
  • Patent number: 9169837
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a pump assembly including a pump, a motor, and a baseplate. The pump includes a valve housing and an upper housing with a ring to separate an inlet chamber from an outlet chamber. An o-ring is positioned between raised outer walls of the ring and secured by a cutout of the valve housing. The motor includes a brush ring assembly with brush holders and torsion springs urging brushes through the brush holders. The baseplate includes a cutout capable of allowing the use of a clamp or a wrap to couple the baseplate to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pentair Flow Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph A. Pascual
  • Patent number: 9027902
    Abstract: A transport securing device of an aircraft gas turbine includes a securing element, which at its two end areas is each provided with a first and a second connecting element, with the first connecting element being designed to be suitable for fastening to a front suspension device and the second connecting element being designed to be suitable for fastening to a rear suspension device of an aircraft gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Marcel Schmidt, Alexander Krentz
  • 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: 8967586
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus, configured to support a heat dissipating device, includes a bracket, two adjusting structures, and two mounting portions. Each of the two mounting portions defines a mounting hole. Each of the two adjusting structures is engaged in each of the mounting holes and includes an adjusting member and an installation member engaged with the adjusting member. Each of the adjusting members defines a through hole. The two adjusting members are rotatable relative to the two mounting portions from a first position to a second position. When the adjusting members are in the first position, a first line is running through the two through holes. When the adjusting members are in the second position, a second line is running through the two through holes, and a length of the first line is less than a length of the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jun Zhu, Jin-Biao Ji, Zhi-Jiang Yao
  • Publication number: 20140191105
    Abstract: A cradle for mounting an engine in a vehicle has left and right side members, and a rear cross member and front cross member extending between the left and right side members. The cradle has left and right front body mounts. Left and right deflector devices are mounted respectively on the cradle adjacent the left and right body mounts and forwardly of the vehicle wheels. Each of the left and right deflector devices including an impact receiving member that projects outwardly and rearwardly from the cradle to receive an impact load offset outboard from the body mounts. Each impact receiving member has an upper and lower sheet metal shell providing a top wall welded to a top wall of the cradle and a bottom wall welded to the bottom wall of the cradle, and a front impact receiving wall extending vertically between the top wall and the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Bhushan W. DANDEKAR, Mohammed N. SHAIK, Young DOE, Bradley W. ENYEART, Michael L. STOCKARD, Len V. PESCHANSKY, Yunjun LI
  • Patent number: 8767395
    Abstract: Provided is a slim-type cradling apparatus for a portable terminal. The disclosed cradling apparatus includes a cradling body and a retaining device interworking with rotation of the cradling body to support a closed state and a rotated state of the cradling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Keun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20130335714
    Abstract: A support stand made of sheet metal is cooperated with an optical module and a reflective module. The support stand includes a base and a back frame. The optical module is disposed on the base. To enhance its structural rigidity, the base substantially has a ā€œā€ or inverted ā€œUā€ shape as viewed from an optical axis. The back frame is connected with the base, and the reflective module is disposed on the back frame. An optical apparatus with the above support stand is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Zhong-Ren ZHU, Mao-Shan Hsu
  • Patent number: 8528735
    Abstract: A transport frame for a nacelle/rotor hub unit of a wind turbine is provided, wherein the unit comprises a wind turbine nacelle and a wind turbine rotor hub mounted to the nacelle, the transport frame comprising a main beam for supporting the weight of the nacelle/rotor hub unit; first and second lateral stabilization elements; a holding fixture for fixing the nacelle/rotor hub unit to the transport frame; a first attachment point for a lifting appliance, the first attachment point being provided at a first end of the main beam; a second attachment point for the lifting appliance, the second attachment point being provided at the first lateral stabilization element; and a third attachment point for the lifting appliance, the third attachment point being provided at the second lateral stabilization element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jacob Johannes Nies
  • Publication number: 20130154422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor holder for receiving an electric machine, in particular for receiving the bearing of an electric machine, comprising a surrounding outer wall, an intermediate floor joined to the surrounding outer wall, a floor for receiving a bearing, which floor is moulded in the intermediate floor and is joined to the intermediate floor by a transitional region, the transitional region having an encircling first annular wall and at least one encircling second annular wall which form an annular storage space provided in the transitional region. The invention relates to an electric machine having a motor holder of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Komanditgesellschaft
    Inventors: Marco Stohling, Hannelore Diller, Burkard Rochner
  • Publication number: 20130133336
    Abstract: Devices and methods for supporting an accessory (32) in a gas turbine engine (10) are disclosed. The accessory (32) may have an interface (36) for coupling to a shaft (24) of the gas turbine engine (10). The device may comprise a first support (38) configured to support a first portion (34) of the accessory (32) proximal the interface (36) and a second support (40) configured to support a second portion (35) of the accessory (32) distal from the interface (36). The second support (40) may be configured to provide a lower resistance to relative displacement between the accessory (32) and structure (42) of the engine (10) than does the first support (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Barry Barnett, David Denis
  • Patent number: 8360388
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for lifting and supporting a vehicle is described. The system includes at least one vehicle hoist fitting configured to distribute the weight of the vehicle along a skin of the vehicle, at least one removable bearing cup assembly configured to attach to said vehicle hoist fitting, and at least one trunnion assembly configured for attachment to a support structure and further configured to engage said removable bearing cup assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roy P. Murata, Raymond D. Fierro, John J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8342476
    Abstract: A stirrer stand (10) for a submersible motor stirrer (12) composed of at least one base part (14) and a receiving part (16) for the submersible motor stirrer beyond which a guide member extends, which is used for guiding the submersible motor during assembly, the entire stirrer stand being produced from a single vibration-damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: KSB Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Geinitz, Thomas Pensler, Thomas Koch
  • Patent number: 8336846
    Abstract: It is necessary to support and manipulate such bulky items as gas turbine engines through appropriate cradle arrangements. It is necessary to allow robust presentation of the gas turbine engine upon a base such that it can be lifted to a position whereby the engine can be rotated to adjust the configuration of the engine within an arrangement. Such manipulation may minimize height or width dependent upon requirements. By provision of lever assemblies comprising lever arms linked together through a pivot link and a cross link rotation by an actuator of one assembly gives consistent presentation of the locator elements defining a center of rotation for the engine. The arrangement can be locked in a lowered condition for transportation or lifted to allow rotation and re-orientation of the engine with regard to external protuberances to limit width or height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Anthony Fernley, Richard J. R. Evans
  • Publication number: 20120280104
    Abstract: A bracket 34 for mounting a motor 32 to a vehicle seat assembly 20. The bracket including a body portion 53 having a first end 46 and a second end 48 for attachment to a vehicle seat assembly 20; a recess 54 located at the first end 46 of the body portion 53 for housing a motor 32; an attachment rib 56 extending vertically from the body portion 53 and located in the recess 54, the attachment rib 56 for attaching to the motor 32 and securing the motor 32 within the recess 54; and an attachment member 62 extending horizontally from the body portion 53 and into the recess 54, the attachment member 62 for insertion into the motor 32 and interlocking the motor 32 thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gerald Raymond Veen, Thomas David Novitsky, Kristen Clements
  • Patent number: 8292238
    Abstract: A thrust bearing support assembly includes a first substantially trapezoidally-shaped side, and a second substantially rectangularly-shaped side coupled to the first side. The thrust bearing support assembly also includes a third substantially trapezoidally-shaped side coupled to the second side, and a fourth substantially rectangularly-shaped side coupled to the first and third sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas George Wakeman, Peter Walter Mueller, Stephen Eugene Melton, Michael Todd Summers
  • Patent number: 8226067
    Abstract: A cradle has upper and lower surfaces, a periphery and opposed first and second ends. A closed projection extends upwardly from the first end with spaced parallel faces and co-axial bores. Laterally spaced open projections extend upwardly from the second end. Each open projection has a free exterior with a recess extending inwardly. A draw latch fabricated of an elastomer has a handle and a major portion. The major portion has a fixed end positioned between the parallel faces of the closed projection. The fixed end has a central bore. A pivot pin extends through the central and co-axial bores. The major portion has a movable end with an enlargement. The draw latch is adapted to be unstretched whereby the enlargement is located between the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Johan Holger Jensen
  • Publication number: 20120138768
    Abstract: The invention relates to a load-bearing plate for supporting a bulky device of medical engineering, especially a magnetic resonance imaging device. Said load-bearing plate comprises a flat hollow body which is filled with a high-density filler, said filler being cast to give a rigid composite by means of a solidified casting compound and the hollow body as well as the filler and the casting material consist of a non-magnetic material. The invention further relates to a method for producing a load-bearing plate of the above type and to a method for supporting a bulky device of medical engineering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Uwe Anderssohn, Hartmut KREISSIG
  • Patent number: 8152128
    Abstract: A pump mount base for a filter/pump assembly in a pool or spa fluid handling system allows a user to adjust the height of the filter/pump assembly and thus its fluid inlets and fluid outlets. This adjustability allows the user to choose from a variety of replacement assemblies rather than being forced to select the same filter/pump assembly previously or originally used in the system. The height of the filter/pump assembly may be further altered by the engagement of shims, which may be positioned by pins in the bottom surface of the shim that engage corresponding apertures formed in an upper support surface of the pump mount base. The shims may be formed integrally with the pump mount base in the molding process by which the base is formed, and/or the shims may be provided separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Asplund, David Varnon
  • Patent number: 8132991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protection device for a motor spindle (1) arranged in a housing (2), particularly of a machine tool, having an inner ring (6) fixedly joined to the motor spindle (1) and an outer ring joined to the housing (2). The inner ring (6) is arranged in the outer ring (7) in a way permitting axial motion and a tilting motion, and is placed under elastically resilient preload against the outer ring (7) by means of preloading members (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Jakob Antriebstechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Jakob
  • Patent number: 8104588
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a motorcycle in an upright position. The apparatus includes a base and a wheel stop coupled thereto. A cradle is pivotably coupled to the base and includes a pair of clamp members slidably coupled thereto. The pair of clamp members are biased away from each other. In other embodiments, a chock apparatus and a method of holding a motorcycle in an upright, stable position using a chock apparatus are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal Equipment Co., Inc
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Curlee, David Eric Curlee, Steven Richard Fox, Fu Yong Gang, Jin Yueming
  • Patent number: 8066252
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for lifting and supporting a vehicle is described. The system includes at least one vehicle hoist fitting configured to distribute the weight of the vehicle along a skin of the vehicle, at least one removable bearing cup assembly configured to attach to said vehicle hoist fitting, and at least one trunnion assembly configured for attachment to a support structure and further configured to engage said removable bearing cup assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roy P. Murata, Raymond D. Fierro, John J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8028967
    Abstract: A device and a method for mounting a turbine engine, e.g., a gas turbine system, are described, in which a rotor unit is mounted to rotate inside a stationary external housing, having at least two supports for taking up the weight of the turbine engine, these supports being arranged at a spacing from one another in an axial longitudinal direction in relation to the external housing and at one side being articulated directly or indirectly on the external housing and at the other being supported directly or indirectly on a base frame. At least one support provides at least one support face which is supported exclusively in partial regions on at least two support plate elements. The at least one support face of the support is in operational engagement with the base frame by way of the support plate elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Armin Busekros, Olatunde Omisore, Thomas Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7946554
    Abstract: An apparatus and method suitable for supporting a cylindrical component. The apparatus includes a pedestal having an upper surface with a semispherical concave shape, and a carriage supported on the upper surface of the pedestal. The carriage has a lower surface and an oppositely-disposed upper surface with elements for contacting and rotatably supporting the cylindrical component. The lower surface of the carriage engages the upper surface of the pedestal and has a semispherical convex shape complementary to the semispherical concave shape of the upper surface of the pedestal. The apparatus further includes a reservoir at and recessed in the upper surface of the pedestal, and a feature for delivering a lubricant to the lubricant reservoir. The lower surface of the carriage and the upper surface of the pedestal define an enclosure around the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Matthew Sassatelli, Gary Charles Popham, Virgil Vaillancourt, Michael Raymond Kolk
  • Patent number: 7918204
    Abstract: In one implementation, a bracket includes a body having a first connection feature and a second connection feature each adapted to retain a separate portion of a component. The first connection feature is rotationally misaligned relative to the second connection feature so that a portion of the component is received in a first direction in the first opening and then the component is moved in a second direction to receive another portion in the second opening. In one form, the connection features include openings that are arranged such that one portion of the component is first slidably received in the first opening, and then the component is rotated generally about the portion received in the first opening so that another portion of the component can be received in the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: TI Group Automotive Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Simon G. Gignac, Brian V. Jean, Todd E. Lemieux, Ian J. Phillips, Aranka Poliak
  • Patent number: 7891626
    Abstract: A support method and system includes a main tubular member and, alternatively, an auxiliary tubular member positioned on and in substantially transverse relation to the main tubular member. A plurality of moveable base support members are located along one or more of the main tubular member and the auxiliary tubular member to selectively position the base support members on one or more of the main tubular member or the auxiliary tubular member to support the support system on a structure. A plurality of hook support members are located on and are selectively moveable along one or more of the main tubular member or the auxiliary tubular members to selectively position the hook support members on one or more of the main tubular member or the auxiliary tubular member to communicatively engage with a load associated with the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: John Nicholas Lindberg, Timothy M. Firzlaff, Scott Peder Opsahl, Eric Donald Adamson
  • Patent number: 7891634
    Abstract: A trailer rail assembly includes a base plank with a planar top surface raised above a horizontal plane and extending along an entire longitudinal length of the base member. Such a base plank has a U-shaped cross-section. The assembly further includes a cylindrical shaft with an annular cross-section spanning along an entire longitudinal length of the top surface. A support plate is statically and fixedly attached to the shaft and spanning along the entire longitudinal length of the base plank, and a mechanism for simultaneously rotating the shaft and the support plate in sync and about a fulcrum axis extends along an entire longitudinal length of the shaft while the base plank remains statically affixed at a stationary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher Tarling
  • Publication number: 20100327144
    Abstract: A power take off (PTO) driveline shaft of an agricultural implement may be securely stowed when not in use using a PTO driveline storage device. The storage device is pivotably mounted to the frame of the agricultural implement, such as the hitch, and may be rotated from its own stowed position to a position to provide support for the PTO driveline shaft when the PTO driveline shaft is not connected to the PTO of a tractor or other machine having a PTO output. The storage device includes an arm having a first end that is mounted to the hitch and has a second end that is adapted to fit against the PTO driveline shaft when the device is being used to stow the PTO driveline shaft. When not in use, the storage device may be rotated clear of the PTO driveline shaft and pivoted to a position where it may be securely stowed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Darwin Steffensen, Stanley W. Ylioja, Phillip A. Reiber
  • Publication number: 20100065714
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a motorcycle in an upright position. The apparatus includes a base and a wheel stop coupled thereto. A cradle is pivotably coupled to the base and includes a pair of clamp members slidably coupled thereto. The pair of clamp members are biased away from each other. In other embodiments, a chock apparatus and a method of holding a motorcycle in an upright, stable position using a chock apparatus are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Dennis Ray Curlee, David Eric Curlee, Steven Richard Fox, Fu Yong Gang, Jin Yueming
  • Publication number: 20090294625
    Abstract: It is necessary to support and manipulate such bulky items as gas turbine engines through appropriate cradle arrangements. It is necessary to allow robust presentation of the gas turbine engine upon a base such that it can be lifted to a position whereby the engine can be rotated to adjust the configuration of the engine within an arrangement. Such manipulation may minimize height or width dependent upon requirements. By provision of lever assemblies comprising lever arms linked together through a pivot link and a cross link rotation by an actuator of one assembly gives consistent presentation of the locator elements defining a centre of rotation for the engine. The arrangement can be locked in a lowered condition for transportation or lifted to allow rotation and re-orientation of the engine with regard to external protuberances to limit width or height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Anthony Fernley, Richard J. R. Evans
  • Patent number: 7562788
    Abstract: An on-board gaseous fuel tank module includes: a support frame member; and a gaseous fuel tank fixed to the support frame member horizontally. The gaseous fuel tank includes: a cylindrical tank complete unit, a gaseous fuel inlet and outlet valve device provided at an axial end portion of the tank complete unit such that a part thereof protrudes outwardly from the tank complete unit, and a pin hole provided in the other axial end portion of the tank complete unit so as to open outwardly. An axis of the tank complete unit, an axis of the part of the valve device and a center line of the pin hole are disposed on a single straight line so that the part of the valve device and the pin hole are used to position the gaseous fuel tank horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Watanabe, Morio Kuroki
  • Patent number: 7562528
    Abstract: A low-restriction turbine outlet device (200) includes a housing (202) having an internal volume (208). The internal volume (208) includes an inlet transition portion (230) and an outlet transition portion (232). An inlet port (204) that is formed in the housing (202) is in fluid communication with an outlet port (206) that is also formed in the housing (202). A mounting flange (216) is connected to the housing (202), a first set of stiffening ribs (218) and a second set of stiffening ribs (220) each connect the mounting flange (216) to the housing (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC
    Inventor: Terry G. Wood
  • Patent number: 7413379
    Abstract: A boat support stands. A pair of aligned and mutually opposed beds is pivotally mounted by risers atop a base plate. A cable and spring urge the beds to move together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventors: Tommy C. Creel, Sabrina N. Creel
  • Patent number: 7311338
    Abstract: A modular chemical handling apparatus has a first component coupled to a second component. The first component is retained proximate to the second component by a locking mechanism. Fluid conduit connection devices and/or electrical connection devices in the first component are coupled to corresponding conduit connection devices and/or electrical connection devices in the second component by couplers. At least one laterally sliding lock shaft is employed for coupling the first module to the second module and for decoupling the first module from the second module. In one embodiment, counterweights are used to maintain the sliding lock shaft and each of the connection devices in the fully coupled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Parsons Corporation
    Inventor: James Osterloh
  • Patent number: 7239942
    Abstract: A cradle for an on-vehicle navigation system using a portable terminal includes directional sensors, such as a gyro-sensor and an acceleration sensor, and a plate-shaped fixing unit for fixing the on-vehicle navigation system onto a desired surface inside a vehicle. The cradle further includes a support extending upwardly from the fixing unit, a fastening unit rotatably positioned on the support and receiving the portable terminal thereon, and a sensor unit rotatably coupled to the support and provided with a leveler in its uppermost end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Ho Park, Gyoo-Hong Jung
  • Patent number: 7167360
    Abstract: In a hard disk drive (HDD) or an electronic apparatus in which the HDD is wrapped with a foam resin sheet with a noise absorption effect and a metal outer casing to thereby damp noise, a sub-assembly wrapping body incorporating therein the HDD wrapped with a wrapping body composed of a slippery film sheet with foam resin sheets attached thereto is mounted into the metal outer casing through the slippery surface of the slippery film sheet. In order to insulate a noise generated from a recording and reproducing drive apparatus such as the HDD, the system for use with the HDD and the electronic apparatus can simplify the assembly process required when the HDD is loaded into the outer casing serving as a noise insulation box through a noise absorption member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Inoue, Hitoshi Suzuki, Kohtaroh Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7083453
    Abstract: A floating connector spring capable of movement in multiple degrees of freedom to enable the mating of at least two connectors that may be misaligned relative to one another. The connector spring includes first and second arms spaced form one another and extending substantially in the same direction. The first and second arms each have a lobe section between their distal and proximal ends, which are resiliently deformable to allow movement of the distal ends relative to the proximal ends of the respective arms. The movement permitted includes linear and rotational movement in up to six degrees of freedom depending on the configuration of the invention used. The connector spring can further include a third arm extending perpendicular from the first and second arms and which includes a third lobe section for movement in an additional degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dean F. Herring, Angela Lopez, Tony C. Sass, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 6854701
    Abstract: A portable power tool support and orientation apparatus includes a power tool holder member for attachment to a portable powered belt sander. A holder support supports the tool holder member. The holder support includes a first workpiece support table, riser members which support the first workpiece support table, a bottom base member which supports the riser members. A holder-reception slot is located on the bottom base member for receiving a bottom end of the tool holder member. A first mode of use is provided, with employment of a second workpiece support table assembly, when workpiece is moved in forward or backward directions coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the moving belt of the portable powered belt sander. A second mode of use is provided when the portable powered belt sander is stabilized, and the workpiece is moved in forward or backward directions perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the moving belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Raymond J. Brockmann
  • Publication number: 20040251393
    Abstract: A portable power tool support and orientation apparatus includes a power tool holder member for attachment to a portable powered belt sander. A holder support supports the tool holder member. The holder support includes a first workpiece support table, riser members which support the first workpiece support table, a bottom base member which supports the riser members. A holder-reception slot is located on the bottom base member for receiving a bottom end of the tool holder member. A first mode of use is provided, with employment of a second workpiece support table assembly, when workpiece is moved in forward or backward directions coaxial with the longitudinal axis of the moving belt of the portable powered belt sander. A second mode of use is provided when the portable powered belt sander is stabilized, and the workpiece is moved in forward or backward directions perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the moving belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Raymond J. Brockmann
  • Patent number: 6793458
    Abstract: A turbine frame having a casing supporter supporting a casing of a turbine, a casing height adjuster adjusting a height of the casing supporter, a rotor supporter supporting a rotor of the turbine, a rotor position adjuster adjusting a supporting position of the rotor supporter, thereby the casing height adjuster and the rotor position adjuster control the alignment of the turbine components in assembling the turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Chikahiro Kawai, Mitsuo Takahashi, Makoto Kakizaki, Kenzo Matsuyama, Katsuhide Hiyama
  • Patent number: 6732557
    Abstract: An electrified mortise lock where the same method and articles can be used for electrifying the mortise locks of many manufacturers and styles. The electrified mortise lock includes a solenoid and a cradle. The cradle includes a frame for embracing the solenoid and cradle pins for fixing the solenoid to a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Inventor: Raymond E. Zehrung
  • Patent number: 6729598
    Abstract: A motor-driven adjustment device for a vehicle seat is disclosed which may comprise a motor provided with a casing having two projecting endpieces in a support to which the casing is fixed. The two endpieces of the casing are received in viscoelastic sleeves which are elastically engaged in respective cradles for support so as to prevent rotation relative thereto, the casing being connected to the support solely by the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Faurecia Sieges d'Automobile S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Folliot, Jean-Luc Bouhelier, Sylvain Desquesne, Didier Gallienne
  • Publication number: 20020190186
    Abstract: A motor mount constructed from a single piece of sheet metal. The motor mount contains a band portion and at least three leg portions. The band portion clamps around a motor and the leg portions radiate from the band portion. The leg portions secure the motor to a housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: York International Corporation
    Inventors: Tony Michael Clark, Tabraiz Ali Khan
  • Patent number: 6471180
    Abstract: A free standing storage stand for an outdrive that includes a frame that rests on a horizontal surface and supports the outdrive in an upright position. The frame includes a front wall, a rear wall, and a pair of runners. The front wall has an uppermost edge that has a cutout that is symmetrical V-shaped and defined by a pair of edges, and an innermost surface. The rear wall has a lowermost edge that has a cutout that receives the skeg of the outdrive and an uppermost edge that has a cutout that is symmetrical V-shaped and defined by a pair of edges. Each runner extends from the innermost surface of the front wall, flush with associated edges of the cutout in the front wall, to the innermost surface of the rear wall, flush with aligned edges of the cutout in the rear wall, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Curt D. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 6446744
    Abstract: An engine cradle adapted for receiving an engine includes a left side wall defining a C-shaped opening therein. The engine cradle also includes a right side wall, which is essentially a solid wall that provides a reflective surface for reflecting heat to the engine when contained within the engine cradle. The engine cradle also includes a front wall connected between forward portions of the left and right side walls. The engine cradle also includes a bottom panel and a rear panel connected between bottom portions of the front, left side, and right side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Bombardier Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Wubbolts, Bruno Girouard, Berthold Fecteau, Anne-Marie Dion
  • Patent number: 6282975
    Abstract: A one-piece mounting bracket (30) for mounting an automatic transmission shift control in the cab of a truck has a top wall (34) and laterally spaced apart side walls (36, 38) depending from the top wall and extending rearward into covering relation to laterally opposite sides of the shift control. A face plate (70) spans the side walls of the bracket in covering relation to the shift control, and a shift lever (62) for operating the shift control to shift the transmission extends from the shift control through an opening (72) at the face plate to provide a grip by which a driver of the vehicle can operate the shift control. The side walls are symmetric about an imaginary medial plane that perpendicularly bisects an imaginary plane occupied by the top wall. The side walls also have symmetric hole patterns (50, 52) providing shift cable attachment features that are symmetric about the imaginary medial plane. The bracket may be used in either a right- or left-hand drive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Navistar International Transportation Corp.
    Inventors: Trevor Harrison, Erik C. Wilson