Modified Machine Housing Or Frame Patents (Class 248/672)
  • Patent number: 10167988
    Abstract: A manufacturing work machine including a beam member arranged in an X-axis direction of an XY horizontal plane, both ends of the beam member being supported to be movable in the Y-axis direction; a Y-axis drive device provided on one drive side end section of the beam member, the Y-axis drive device being configured to move the beam member in the Y-axis direction; and an X-axis drive member configured to move a work head provided on the beam member in the X-axis direction, wherein the beam member is a tube with an internal hollow running through in the X-axis direction, and is formed such that a beam width in the Y-axis direction is uniform, and a height direction dimension becomes smaller from the drive side end section to an end section on another side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Hashimoto, Atsushi Yamazaki, Kazuhisa Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 10054132
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flow-directing motor mount for a motor mounted within the flow stream of a moving air. A flow-directing motor mount is described. Embodiments of the flow-directing motor mount cause a change in the direction of flow of a air stream constrained by a air intake cone or baffle and flowing through a HVAC device, such as a fan of an air-handler assembly. The change in direction of flow creates an angular momentum in the air stream in the direction of rotation of a fan, increasing the overall operating efficiency of the HVAC device. By increasing the operating efficiency, the air resistance created by the flow-directing motor mount supports coupling a motor to the HVAC device is offset, enabling the HVAC device to operate at a higher efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: United Metal Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. Kinkel
  • Patent number: 9263922
    Abstract: A stepping motor comprises: a first plate having plural band connection portions; a second plate mounting a band; a stator; and a structure that the stator is held by the first plate and the second plate from a front side and a back side of axial direction, wherein the plural band connection portions are positioned at a side surface of the stator and extend toward the second plate, and each of the plural band connection portions has an engagement portion at an outside thereof, the band has plural arms extending toward the first plate and engaging with the engagement portion of each of the plural band connection portions, and the band is connected to the first plate by engaging the arm portions with the engagement portions in a condition that the band holds the second plate and the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MINEBEA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Hata
  • Patent number: 9203278
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for an electrical motor having two mounting interfaces at different distances from the bottom surface to be used in combination with two stator frames of different sizes. A method for obtaining equal shaft heights for electrical motors having stator frames of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ABB Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Ake Andersson, Gustav Borg
  • Patent number: 9016657
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fixed connection of an operating space frame of a machine, comprising: a machine frame; an operating space frame mounted on the machine frame and having a plurality of posts, wherein a first connecting plate is fixedly connected respectively at a lower portion of at least two adjacent posts, the first mounting plate is fixedly connected to the machine frame via a connecting member, and a stopper is provided between the first mounting plate and the machine frame. The fixed connection improves the connection strength between the operating space frame and the machine so as to suppress deformation of the operating space frame subjected to an impact of an external force and thus provide protection for the operator and equipments therein. The present disclosure further relates to a machine having the above fixed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Fang, Xiangchang Wu
  • Publication number: 20150076317
    Abstract: A food processing apparatus has a frame assembly in which frame members are joined using adhesive, such as an epoxy. The frame members are comprised of stainless steel and the adhesive is applied so that exterior surfaces of the stainless steel frame members are free of any adhesive residue. Adhesive may be used to join exterior frame members as well as interior frame members, such as those used to support mechanical components of the processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond G. Buchko, Dwayne C. Long
  • 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: 20150052856
    Abstract: There is provided a frame for a horizontal flow-pack packaging machine utilizing a center folded or side sealing machine with twin reel or reel feed form below, suitable for packaging a food product or a non-food product with heat sealable or cold weldable plastic film wound on a reel. The frame is provided with two cantilevered supports arranged one above the other in parallel, the lower support supports the operating mechanical components of the packaging machine and the upper support supports the control group and the pneumatic system of the packaging machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: MONDO SERVIZI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Morgan Sbabo
  • Patent number: 8943816
    Abstract: A mounting system for connecting an after-treatment component to a frame is disclosed. The mounting system may have a front center bracket connectable to a front end of the after-treatment component. The mounting system may further have a front link, which may have a first end connected to the front center bracket and a second end connectable to the frame. The mounting system may also have a rear center bracket connectable to a rear end of the after-treatment component. In addition, the mounting system may have a rear link, which may have a first end connected to the rear center bracket and a second end connectable to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Bednarz, Satyajit Gowda
  • Patent number: 8939425
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a fan includes a base board and two fixing assemblies. The fan includes two opposite boards. The base board forms four rods. Each fixing assembly includes a receiving member and an engaging member. The receiving member includes a first pole capable of extending through a corresponding one of the boards and a first block abutting against an outer surface of the board. The engaging member includes a second pole capable of extending though the other one of the boards to be engaged in the first pole, and a second block abutting against an outer surface of the other board. Each of the first and second blocks defines a fixing hole through which a corresponding one of the rods is capable of extending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20150001369
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a storehouse in a vending machine is disclosed. The mounting apparatus includes a base, a limiting member, and an installation member. The base is configured for holding a storehouse and includes two blocking plates configured for receiving the storehouse therebetween. The installation member movably mounts the limiting member to one of the two blocking plates. A portion of the limiting strip is located between the two blocking plates to abut a side surface of the storehouse, preventing the storehouse from tilting in a direction substantially parallel to the two blocking plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUN-LUNG CHEN, GANG SU, WEI-YONG MA, REN-XI DOU, LIANG TU, ZHI-WU XIA
  • Publication number: 20140353460
    Abstract: A fixing assembly includes a fixing frame, a fixing member, and a fastening member. The fixing frame includes a frame body and a guiding wall portion. The frame body is disposed between a circuit board and a heatsink. The guiding wall portion is connected to the frame body and has an elongated hole. The thicknesses of the guiding wall portion are reduced toward the frame body. The fixing member abuts against the guiding wall portion and is located over the heatsink. The fixing member has a screw hole communicated with the elongated hole. The fastening member is fastened to the screw hole via the elongated hole. The fastening member is retained by the elongated hole to move relative to the guiding wall portion along the elongated hole, so as to move the fixing member toward or away from the heatsink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Cheng LEE
  • Patent number: 8876078
    Abstract: An HVAC inspection frame device facilitates inspection within an HVAC system. The device includes a frame having a perimeter wall defining a channel extending through the frame. A lower flange is coupled to the frame extending inwardly into the channel from an interior face of the perimeter wall. Thus, the lower flange is configured for supporting the frame on a furnace. An upper flange is coupled to the frame extending inwardly into the channel from the interior face of the perimeter wall. Thus, the upper flange is configured to support the evaporator coil on the upper flange. An aperture is positioned in the perimeter wall for insertion of an optical inspection device to provide an image of the evaporator coil or furnace without time consuming disassembly or drilling of existing structure. A plug is insertable into the aperture engaging the perimeter wall and closing the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel N. Gates
  • Patent number: 8870150
    Abstract: A frame for a power machinery, such as a pump, a motor, a generator, etc., includes a machine frame formed by connecting a plurality of tubes; two roofs installed at upper ends of the tubes and having a plurality of latch bases disposed on inner sides of the two roofs respectively; and a plurality of side plates installed on outer sides of the two roofs and having a plurality of elastic latch rods installed on inner ends of the plurality of side plates, and a tube clamp adjacent the inner end of each side plate. The elastic latch rod is latched to the latch base, and the tube clamps are latched to the tubes, so that the two roofs and the plurality of side plates are fixed at a top end of the machine frame to form a rain shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Wen Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 8794587
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting pin having first and second ends, and a support having first and second sides. The support includes a passage between the first and second sides for receiving the mounting pin so that the first end of the pin protrudes from the first side and the second end of the pin protrudes from the second side. The second end of the pin engages an article to be mounted by the mounting apparatus. The first end rotates the pin about the axis of the pin to vary the position of a mounted article. A clamping plate clamps the first end of the mounting pin to the first side of the support for securing the rotational position of the pin with respect to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andrew Cant, Philip Twell
  • Publication number: 20140166846
    Abstract: A support system through which a first extrusion roll is operatively mounted upon a frame. The first extrusion roll has a shaft that has a first operating axis and axially spaced first and second ends. A first support assembly at the first shaft end has a first housing. A second support assembly acting between the frame and the first support assembly and has a second housing. The second housing is movable relative to the frame to selectively change a relationship between the first extrusion roll and a second extrusion roll on the frame that has a second operating axis and cooperates with the first extrusion roll during formation of a product. The first housing is movable guidingly relative to the second housing along a first path to thereby change an angular relationship between the first and second operating axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140111048
    Abstract: A transmission for a vehicle and a method of assembling a modular motor assembly in the transmission are disclosed. The transmission includes a housing defining a cavity along a longitudinal axis. The transmission further includes a first motor/generator and a second motor/generator each disposed in the cavity. The transmission also includes a first support supporting the first motor/generator such that the first motor/generator is mounted to the first support to define a first modular unit. The first modular unit is attached to the housing within the cavity. The transmission further includes a second support supporting the second motor/generator such that the second motor/generator is mounted to the second support to define a second modular unit. The second modular unit is attached to the first modular unit such that the first and second modular units align with each other along the longitudinal axis within the cavity of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
  • Patent number: 8690116
    Abstract: A base for a blender housing a motor and including controls for operation of the blender. The base includes an air intake, an air exhaust, and a baffle, wherein the air exhaust and baffle are formed as a part of the bottom of the blender base and act to reduce the sound emitted by the blender. The bottom of the blender base includes an internal cavity defined partially by a support flange where heated air is exhausted. The air is then forced to change directions before exiting through exhaust ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Vita-Mix Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Kolar, Robert M. Ulanski
  • Patent number: 8672606
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include intake ducting having second annular connection structure adjacent a central passage of the intake ducting. The first annular connection structure and the second annular connection structure may form at least part of an interface between the air inlet housing and the intake ducting during operation of the gas turbine engine. The first and second annular connection structures may have shapes allowing the first annular connection structure to be moved through and beyond the second annular connection structure in a forward direction, the forward direction being opposite a direction of compressed air flow in the compressor during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel James Glynn, Charles Cornelius, Ian Trevor Brown, Daniel James Doll, Jason Michael Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140027604
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket and a securing member. The bracket includes two securing plates substantially parallel to each other. Each of the two securing plates defines a securing hole. The securing member includes two securing boards and a handgrip. The two securing boards are substantially parallel to each other and configured to be secured to a fan. Each of the two securing boards includes a resilient portion. A locking tab is located on the resilient portion of each of the two securing boards and engaged in the securing hole of each of the two securing plates. The handgrip is integrated with the resilient portions of the two securing boards. The resilient portions are resiliently deformable to disengage the locking tabs from the securing holes when pulled by the handgrip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HAI-TAO GONG
  • Publication number: 20140008513
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a cage, a cover, a mounting member, an operation member, and a resilient member. The cage is adapted to mount the fan module and defines a cutout. The cover is secured to the cage. The mounting member is secured between the cage and the cover. The operation member is slidably mounted to the mounting member and received in the cutout. The resilient member is secured between the operation member and the mounting member. The operation member is slidable between a locked and an unlocked position relative to the cage. When the operation member is in the locked position, the hook extends out of the cutout and is adapted to engage in a latching slot of a chassis. When the operation member is in the unlocked position, the hook is slid back and received in the cutout and is disengaged from the latching slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHAN-YANG LI, WEN-HU LU
  • 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: 8505869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support frame for a robot, in particular for use in applications for which hygiene is critical, for example in the handling of foods, medical equipment products, or pharmaceuticals, and/or packaging for same. According to the invention, the support frame is characterized in that it has an essentially open design which is closed, at the most, only in places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmueller GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Peter Imhof
  • Patent number: 8410646
    Abstract: A motor damping structure for an actuator device includes a motor housing and a casing. The motor housing includes a drive motor therein. The casing includes an upper actuator case and a lower actuator case to accommodate the motor housing therebetween, the casing including a motor support section formed integrally in at least one of the upper actuator case and the lower actuator case to support the drive motor by contacting an outside surface of the motor housing. The motor support section has an elastic contacting member protruding from the at least one of the upper actuator case and the lower actuator case to contact one of an upper slanted surface and a lower slanted surface of the motor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Mori, Hideyuki Takahashi, Kaoru Tanaka, Tomohiro Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20130062498
    Abstract: The suspension device includes a ring for hanging the power tool and a ring retaining member provided at an upper part of a housing of the power tool. The housing has a grip at a lower part thereof. The ring retaining member is configured such that the ring is movable between a standing position and a lying position and that the ring is retainable in the standing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro ITO, Masamichi MIYAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20120326002
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for securing a fan module comprises a chassis, two mounting members, and an installing member rotatably secured to the fan module. The enclosure comprises two substantially parallel sidewalls. Two mounting members are rotatably secured to the two sidewalls. Each of two mounting members is provided with a limiting portion. A pivot is defined in the installing member. The limiting portion is received in the pivot hole for engagement or disengagement from the pivot hole by rotating the installing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicants: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: ZHAN-YANG LI
  • Publication number: 20120305745
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a fan, configured for securing the fan, includes a plate. The plate further includes a main body. The main body defines a ventilation area corresponding to the fan. At least two latching pieces and at least one protrusion extend from main body. The at least two latching pieces and the at least one protrusion are around the ventilation are. The at least two latching pieces is engaged with two opposite sides of the mounting board for preventing the fan from moving a first direction, a second direction opposite, and a third direction substantially perpendicular to the main body; and the at least one protrusion abuts the mounting board to prevent the fan from rotating in a fourth direction which the mounting board is disengaged from the at least two latching pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung CHEN, Zhi-Qiang LI, Mao-Lin XU
  • Publication number: 20120305744
    Abstract: A fan mounting apparatus for a computer system comprises a chassis comprising a bottom plate and a rear plate substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate, a plurality of ventilation holes defined in the rear plate; at least two engaging members and a blocking portion extending from the rear plate, the at least two engaging members and the blocking portion being around the plurality of ventilation holes; a fan comprising a sidewall; wherein the at least two engaging members are mirror symmetry around the plurality of ventilation holes and engaged with the sidewall to prevent the fan from moving in a first direction, a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a third direction substantially perpendicular to the rear plate; and the blocking portion abuts the sidewall to prevent the fan from moving in a fourth direction substantially parallel to the rear plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUN-LUNG CHEN, DA-LONG SUN
  • Publication number: 20120298834
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fixed connection of an operating space frame of a machine, comprising: a machine frame; an operating space frame mounted on the machine frame and having a plurality of posts, wherein a first connecting plate is fixedly connected respectively at a lower portion of at least two adjacent posts, the first mounting plate is fixedly connected to the machine frame via a connecting member, and a stopper is provided between the first mounting plate and the machine frame. The fixed connection improves the connection strength between the operating space frame and the machine so as to suppress deformation of the operating space frame subjected to an impact of an external force and thus provide protection for the operator and equipments therein. The present disclosure further relates to a machine having the above fixed connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR PAVING PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Liang Fang, Xiangchang Wu
  • Publication number: 20120292479
    Abstract: A fan mounting apparatus includes a case and a fan. The case includes a bottom plate and a rear plate substantially perpendicular to the bottom plate. A clipping member extends to an interior of the rear plate in a first direction. The fan includes a sidewall with a securing portion. An extending direction of the securing portion is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The securing portion includes a protruding surface. The securing portion is engaged with the clipping member, and the protruding surface abuts the clipping member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YUN-LUNG CHEN
  • Patent number: 8292252
    Abstract: In a support for a turbine, which turbine has an outer casing which is split into an upper section (11) and a lower section (12) in a horizontal parting plane, in which upper section (11) and lower section (12) are screwed to each other on a horizontal flange (13; 13a, 13b) which lies in the parting plane, the support includes a multiplicity of essentially vertical supports (31) which by an upper end act on the outer casing (18) and by the lower end are supported on a foundation. With such a support, optimum points of application on the outer casing are achieved with the threaded flange connection without limitations by one or more of the supports (31) acting by the upper end on the horizontal flange (13; 13a, 13b) and being part of the horizontal threaded flange connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Armin Busekros, Pascal Prehm, Miroslav Cindric, Dominic Bürgi
  • Publication number: 20120193843
    Abstract: A supporting frame and thin stave cooler for a metallurgical furnace comprises a metal structure fastened to the cold face of the thin stave cooler that adds strength and rigidity. The thin stave cooler itself is lightened, thinned, and simplified to take optimal advantage of the supporting frame and its provisions for mounting and attaching the thin stave cooler assembly to the inside walls of a furnace containment shell. Water is circulated in the thin stave cooler through feed and discharge piping connections that pass through the supporting frame and are sleeved by protection sleeves. The protection sleeves can serve as a primary or secondary support system when they are welded between the furnace containment shell and the supporting frame when first installed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Allan J. MacRae
  • Publication number: 20120181414
    Abstract: A rotor support structure includes: an operable unit including a rotor and a casing rotatably supporting the rotor; a support member includes a support member main body configured to accommodate therein the operable unit, and an attachment part to attach the support member main body to a base; and a press part configured, when the support member with the operable unit accommodated therein is attached to the base, to press the operable unit to hold the operable unit in the support member main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: OKI DATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi YUASA
  • Publication number: 20120168601
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a mounting pin having first and second ends, and a support having first and second sides. The support includes a passage between the first and second sides for receiving the mounting pin so that the first end of the pin protrudes from the first side and the second end of the pin protrudes from the second side. The second end of the pin engages an article to be mounted by the mounting apparatus. The first end rotates the pin about the axis of the pin to vary the position of a mounted article. A clamping plate clamps the first end of the mounting pin to the first side of the support for securing the rotational position of the pin with respect to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew Cant, Philip Twell
  • Publication number: 20120085883
    Abstract: A fan holder and a fan holder module are provided. The fan holder module includes a first fan holder and a second fan holder, wherein the first fan holder has a first body, a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion. The first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are disposed at opposite sides of the first body and are parallel to each other. The second fan holder has a second body, a third connecting portion and a fourth connecting portion. The third connecting portion and the fourth connecting portion are disposed at opposite sides of the second body and are parallel to each other. The first connecting portion is fixed with the third connecting portion, and the second connecting portion is fixed with the fourth connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Tung-Ke Lu
  • Publication number: 20120068041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for protecting the housing (26) of a welding component while changing the position thereof, wherein a drag protection (27) in the form of a plate (28) is provided for fastening and for protecting the housing (26), which plate (28) is provided on an outer side (29) with elevations (30) for reducing a bearing surface and a friction resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Günther Flattinger, Julia Huemer, Peter Oberroither, Friedrich Oberzaucher, Manfred Stadler
  • 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: 8047779
    Abstract: A system for aligning a shell of a rotary machine with a standard along an axial centerline and a transverse centerline of the rotary machine includes a pair of generally L-shaped hooks on the shell; a generally T-shaped member comprising a base, a post, and a cross member provided to the standard; a pair of axial gib keys provided on opposing sides of the cross member, at least one of the axial gib keys configured to engage at least one of the L-shaped hooks and the other being configured to engage the shell; and a pair of transverse gib keys provided on opposing sides of the post, each transverse gib key configured to engage a respective L-shaped hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin John Lewis Roy, Michael Thomas Hamlin
  • Publication number: 20110252808
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a unique gas turbine engine. Another embodiment is a unique frame for a gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for gas turbine engines and gas turbine engine frames. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages of the present application shall become apparent from the description and figures provided herewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Tony R. McKenney, David R. Price
  • Patent number: 8033521
    Abstract: Provision is made for a single person to easily install a bottom panel for the cover of a transport refrigeration unit. A plurality of forwardly extending tabs are spaced on a rear frame member and corresponding pockets with horizontal slots are similarly spaced near the rear edge of the bottom panel. The bottom panel is then advanced such that the tabs fit into the slots, and then the front portion of the bottom panel is attached to the framework by a plurality of fasteners passing through front pockets of the bottom cover and into L-shaped brackets mounted on a front portion of the frame. The bottom panel is preferably formed of a thermoplastic olefin material that provides flexibility for ease of assembly but is sufficiently rigid and strong and exhibits good sound absorbing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Shafi N. Khan, Franklin A. Miller, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110232249
    Abstract: A motor support system including a motor having a shaft rotatably secured to and maintained in a substantially axial alignment with a second shaft configured to change angular orientation along at least one plane of travel perpendicular to the axial alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Irwin D. McIlwain
  • Publication number: 20100288907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor plate, in particular for portable, handheld tools with a combustion engine, an essentially flat surface with an continuous outer edge and at least one first opening with a related edge and a second opening with a related edge, wherein the at least one edge of an opening exhibits an element that projects at an inclined angle, which serves as a baffle plate to divert sparks and particles, and further that at least the continuous edge of the floor plate and/or the edge of at least one opening are at least sectionally beaded or pulled up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henning Schweinberger, Klaus Scholz
  • Publication number: 20100270456
    Abstract: A console retainer mounts to a floor of a motor vehicle and receives a floor transmission shifter assembly. The shifter assembly has a forward end and a rearward end. The console retainer includes a frame portion for coupling to the floor and configured to receive at least one console trim piece. A pair of lateral side walls are integrally formed with the frame portion as a molded thermoplastic unit, wherein the lateral side walls are substantially parallel to delimit a mounting space for the shifter assembly therebetween, wherein the lateral side walls each have a forward retention feature for fixedly retaining the forward end of the shifter assembly, and wherein the lateral side walls each have a rearward retention feature for fixedly retaining the rearward end of the shifter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Automotive Components Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Stoner
  • Publication number: 20100237221
    Abstract: In a support for a turbine, which turbine has an outer casing which is split into an upper section (11) and a lower section (12) in a horizontal parting plane, in which upper section (11) and lower section (12) are screwed to each other on a horizontal flange (13; 13a, 13b) which lies in the parting plane, the support includes a multiplicity of essentially vertical supports (31) which by an upper end act on the outer casing (18) and by the lower end are supported on a foundation. With such a support, optimum points of application on the outer casing are achieved with the threaded flange connection without limitations by one or more of the supports (31) acting by the upper end on the horizontal flange (13; 13a, 13b) and being part of the horizontal threaded flange connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Armin Busekros, Pascal Prehm, Miroslav Cindric, Dominic BÜRGI
  • Publication number: 20100224754
    Abstract: Provision is made for a single person to easily install a bottom panel for the cover of a transport refrigeration unit. A plurality of forwardly extending tabs are spaced on a rear frame member and corresponding pockets with horizontal slots are similarly spaced near the rear edge of the bottom panel. The bottom panel is then advanced such that the tabs fit into the slots, and then the front portion of the bottom panel is attached to the framework by a plurality of fasteners passing through front pockets of the bottom cover and into L-shaped brackets mounted on a front portion of the frame. The bottom panel is preferably formed of a thermoplastic olefin material that provides flexibility for ease of assembly but is sufficiently rigid and strong and exhibits good sound absorbing characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shafi N. Khan, Franklin A. Miller, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100219324
    Abstract: A base for a food processor housing a motor and including controls for operation of the food processor. The base includes an air intake, an air exhaust, and a baffle, wherein the air exhaust and baffle are formed as a part of the bottom of the food processor base and act to reduce the sound emitted by the food processor. The bottom of the food processor base includes an internal cavity defined partially by a support flange where heated air is exhausted. The air is then forced to change directions before exiting through exhaust ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: David J. Kolar, Robert M. Ulanski
  • Publication number: 20100108854
    Abstract: A compressor assembly may include a hermetic shell, a base and a mounting assembly. The hermetic shell may include a lower cover defining a first aperture. The base may define a second aperture. The mounting assembly may include a first isolation member and a fastener. The first isolation member may define a third aperture and may be located on a first side of the base. The third aperture may have a first portion defining a first inner diameter. The fastener may extend through the first, second and third apertures. The fastener may include a shank having a first radial protrusion defining a first outer diameter greater than the first inner diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Kent E. Logan
  • Publication number: 20100108855
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic apparatus and a rotating module thereof. The electronic apparatus includes a base and the rotating module. The rotating module includes a rotator and a bracket. The bracket is connected to the rotator and mounts the rotator on the base. The bracket includes a main structure and a locking part which is on a reference surface. In particular, the distance between the axle of the rotator and the reference surface is smaller than two thirds of the radius of the rotator. Moreover, the locking part is located at a bended portion which is extended from the main structure and had been bended at least two times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: QISDA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi Hung Hsiao, Peng Chung Chou
  • Publication number: 20100096533
    Abstract: A connection structure for a fuel pump module may employ a rod with a circumferential groove, and a flange with a vertical wall defining a longitudinal recession for installation of the rod. The entire length of the longitudinal recession may be exposed through a non-top and non-bottom side of the vertical wall. A boss protrudes from the vertical wall and the groove of the rod resides around the boss to prevent longitudinal motion of the rod. The vertical wall may further define a gap between two flat lands, which may be parallel. The distance between the lands is less than a diameter of the rod when the rod is installed within the recession. The vertical wall material defining the flat lands partially encloses and secures the rod within the longitudinal recession. The flat lands provoke an interference fit during rod installation but flex and bend permitting rod passage and installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick K. Powell
  • Publication number: 20090309006
    Abstract: A hopper support device supports a hopper on an agricultural granular material conveying auger such that the hopper can be readily separated from the auger or the hopper can remain adequately supported on the auger when the auger is displaced. The hopper support device comprises a frame arranged to receive the hopper therein and a mounting member arranged to be mounted on the auger tube to support the frame and the hopper on the auger tube wherein the frame is movable relative to the mounting member between mounted and released positions either by relative sliding in a longitudinal direction of the auger, relative pivotal movement about a horizontal pivot axis, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Darwin Johnsgaard