Bracket Patents (Class 248/674)
  • Patent number: 10302099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adapter (404) for a suction device (401) comprising an electric motor (402) that drives an impeller (403) and further comprising a volute (201) that houses said electric motor (402) and said impeller (403), such adapter (404) comprising a substantially rectangular first shaped end (501) configured to engage with said electric motor (402), and further comprising a substantially circular second shaped end (502) configured to mate with the volute (201); the adapter (404) further comprises a plurality of through holes (503) for fastening the electric motor (402) to the volute (201). Furthermore, the present invention relates to a related suction device (401) and a related range hood (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool EMEA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Santucci
  • Patent number: 10071779
    Abstract: A structural assembly for load carrying chassis of vehicles includes beams extending fore and aft on the chassis with passages laterally through the beam webs. I-beams extend through the passages through the beams. Brackets are fixed to the principal beams at the passages. The brackets each include a bracket web, a bracket flange extending from the bracket web and two bosses on the bracket web extending past the bracket flange. The bosses of each of the brackets extend to either side of lower I-beam flanges. The bracket flanges extend through the passages in contact with the beams in the passages. The brackets are shown as integrally formed or as composite assemblies of a plate and an extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bennett, Raffy Tony Afarian, Gary K. Cyr
  • Patent number: 10060448
    Abstract: A fan, in particular an axial fan, comprising a support element with a wall ring and an electric fan motor which is mounted in the wall ring and comprises a fan rotor. The wall ring has on its outer periphery a hinge consisting of a first hinge part that is connected to the wall ring and a second hinge part that can be pivoted about a hinge axis relative to the first hinge part, wherein the second hinge part is designed as a terminal box for receiving electrical connectors. The invention further relates to a support element for such a fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG, Kelvion Refrigeration GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heli, Peter Riegler, Joerg Guenther, Gheorghe-Mircea Seculi, Christoph Korinth
  • Patent number: 10052894
    Abstract: An assembly of a large format media handling system, including a planar longitudinal cross structure; and a support structure, the support structure including two side supports comprising a number of fixed references and at least one adjustable reference, wherein the side supports are supported by the longitudinal cross structure at said references; wherein the at least one adjustable reference is formed by a wedge element slidably attached to the support structure; and the side supports are fixed to the planar longitudinal cross structure wherein the cross structure is in contact with all of the references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricardo Sanchis Estruch, Joaquim Brugue Garvi, Pol Morral
  • Patent number: 10017258
    Abstract: A compressor mount bracket has a mount floor extending to be perpendicular to a square side extending away from the mount floor in a first direction. A closure side extends from the mount floor in the first direction. An outer surface faces away from the square side. An angled side extends at a non-parallel angle from the square side and back over the mount floor. A mount location extends from the angled side, and further over the mount floor. The closure side extends along the angled side and the mount location. The mount location has a first thickness, and the angled side has a second thickness. A ratio of the first thickness to the second thickness is between 1.38 and 1.63. A cabin air supply system and a method of servicing a cabin air supply system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Brent J. Merritt, Calvin R. Parent, Alpesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9951456
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement having a washing-machine tub and a drive motor, which can be connected to the tub by a suspension device, wherein the suspension device is designed as a two-point attachment means, wherein a housing of the drive motor has arranged on it two rockers designed for connection in each case to a rocker mount arranged on the tub. The invention also relates to a washing machine having such an arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Böttger, Wolfram Schubert, Jörg Skrippek
  • Patent number: 9835287
    Abstract: A support bracket includes a body, an arm, a first mount, a boss, and a second mount. The arm extends laterally from the body and a first fastener opening passes through the arm. The first mount extends from a first side of the body, and a first fillet is disposed at the interface of the first mount and the body. A boss extends from a second side of the body and a second fastener opening passes through the boss. A second fillet is disposed at the interface of the boss and the body. The second mount extends into the body opposite the boss. A third fillet is disposed at the interface of the second mount and the first side and a fourth fillet is disposed at the interface of the second mount and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sunstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Seth E. Rosen, Kenneth Crawford
  • Patent number: 9822801
    Abstract: Provided are a blower, capable of suppressing noise occurring in a stator while significantly improving blowing efficiency, and an outdoor unit using the same. The present disclosure comprises: a bell mouth part spaced apart at a predetermined distance in the radial direction with respect to an outer circumferential end of a propeller fan; and a diffuser part installed on the downstream side of the bell mouth part, and having a flow path area which is enlarged from the upstream side toward the downstream side with a larger magnification rate than the magnification rate of the flow path area in the downstream end of the bell mouth part; and a stator part having a plurality of stators, wherein the stator part is arranged within the diffuser part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Nakagawa, Seiji Sato
  • Patent number: 9822542
    Abstract: A universal device for capping and mounting a motor within a motorized pool cleaner housing that allows a moto pump to be installed in different brands of pool cleaners. The universal device has a base and a central through opening. At least two sets of posts extend substantially perpendicular from a surface of the base, each post is adapted to engage the housing of the pool cleaner. The first set of posts extend adjacent an edge of the base to define a first footprint. The second set of posts extend adjacent the first set of posts defining a second footprint smaller than the first footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Panzella
  • Patent number: 9770602
    Abstract: An IGRT apparatus comprising a medical imaging device (1) integrated with a linear accelerator (3, 4), the linear accelerator (3, 4) configured for emitting a radiation beam which is shaped by a beam shaper (8, 17), wherein the position of the beam shaper (8, 17) is adjustable between a first position and a second position, wherein the first position is a treatment position and the second position is a non-treatment position and wherein the IGRT apparatus comprises a gantry (2) and wherein the first position is within the gantry (2) and the second position is removed from the gantry (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Elekta AB (Publ)
    Inventors: Philip Lee Arber, Joseph Hubert Marie Habets, Clifford William Perkins, John Shelley
  • Patent number: 9615471
    Abstract: An apparatus having a component carrier assembly configured for supporting a component. The component carrier assembly having a first mating element and a connector assembly. The connector assembly including a connector communicatively coupled to the component and a second mating element. The first mating element is configured to operably engage with the second mating element to rotationally and slidably couple the component carrier assembly to the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Chen Tseng
  • Patent number: 9443376
    Abstract: One or more gaming devices, such as slot machines, can be installed onto a gaming device base comprised of façade kits removably attached to a gaming device foundation. The tops of the gaming device bases either have replaceable top surfaces or adjustable attachment points in order to allow different gaming devices to be attached to any given base. In one embodiment of the later, adjustable mounting brackets are utilized that provide elongated bolt hole slots through which bolts can be inserted from a gaming device. The gaming devices are then secured to a base by use of nuts inserted and tightened over the bolts. The adjustable mounting brackets can be slid back and forth when bolts through them have not been secured with nuts. The mounting brackets can also be easily inserted and removed. The result is that the mounting points for gaming devices can be adjusted in two dimensions, allowing for the installation of most gaming devices, regardless of bolt and cable configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: VSR Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Colton Vollmann
  • Patent number: 9429163
    Abstract: A series fan assembling structure includes a connection assembly, a first fan and a second fan. The connection assembly has a first connection member having a first end face and a second end face opposite to the first end face. A second connection member is disposed at an upper end of the first connection member to outward horizontally extend from the first end face. A third connection member is disposed at a lower end of the first connection member to outward horizontally extend from the second end face. A passage is formed at the centers of the first and second end faces. The first fan is mated with the first end face of the first connection member and horizontally connected with the second connection member. The second fan is mated with the second end face of the first connection member and horizontally connected with the third connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 9275511
    Abstract: One or more gaming devices, such as slot machines, can be installed onto a gaming device base comprised of facade kits removably attached to a gaming device foundation. The tops of the gaming device bases either have replaceable top surfaces or adjustable attachment points in order to allow different gaming devices to be attached to any given base. In one embodiment of the later, adjustable mounting brackets are utilized that provide elongated bolt hole slots through which bolts can be inserted from a gaming device. The gaming devices are then secured to a base by use of nuts inserted and tightened over the bolts. The adjustable mounting brackets can be slid back and forth when bolts through them have not been secured with nuts. The mounting brackets can also be easily inserted and removed. The result is that the mounting points for gaming devices can be adjusted in two dimensions, allowing for the installation of most gaming devices, regardless of bolt and cable configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: VSR Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Colton Vollmann
  • Patent number: 9175696
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion with a plurality of CAC mounting holes distributed in an arc configuration along a CAC mounting hole circle radius defined from an origin. A support portion includes a ramped face that transitions to an upper lug portion and a substantially perpendicular face relative to the CAC mounting portion. An upper lug includes a coupling hole offset from a first CAC mounting hole at a first length in a first direction and a second length in a second direction. The first CAC mounting hole is offset from the origin by a third length in the first direction and a fourth length in the second direction. A ratio of the first length to the third length is between 0.48 and 0.50, and a ratio of the second length to the fourth length is between 2.48 and 2.54.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Luke J. Mayo
  • Patent number: 9163852
    Abstract: A modular a bracket which forms a cavity such that the bracket surrounds and supports an actuator. In one embodiment, the bracket is made of multiple pieces and also connects together without the use of fasteners. The pieces are connected together through the use of several attachment features, with a portion of each of the attachment features integrally formed as part of each half. The bracket also includes a plurality of alignment features integrally formed as part of the bracket. The alignment features support and properly position the actuator within the cavity. The design of the bracket reduces and simplifies design and tooling, and also has minimal components and fasteners, which also simplifies and reduces labor time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Crane, Thomas E Cobb, Anthony J. Povinelli, James J. Kowalski, Stephen R. Roddy
  • Patent number: 9102221
    Abstract: A support assembly is for an electric motor in an operative position within a vehicle. The electric motor has a rotatable central shaft. A primary bracket has a vertically oriented first section coupled to the electric motor, a vertically oriented second section rearwardly of and at an elevation above the first section, and a third section joining the first and second sections. The second section of the primary bracket is adapted to support vehicle components including an alternator, an air conditioning compressor, and a power steering pump. The second section of the primary bracket is adapted to support a motion imparting assembly for driving the vehicle components. The motion imparting assembly includes a drive pulley secured to and rotatable with the central shaft of the electric motor and includes driven pulleys on each of the vehicle components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Edward Riggs Monfort, Dennis R. Diricco
  • Patent number: 9096991
    Abstract: A front bracket has a fixed part that is fixed to a bottom plate and vertical plates, and a pair of protruded parts that are protruded backward from a rear part of the fixed part so as to extend upper parts of sidewall parts. The fixed part and the protruded parts are sandwiched between opposite surfaces that are opposite to each other at front parts of the vertical plates. The protruded parts are welded to opposite surfaces of the vertical plates that are brought into contact with the protruded parts. Each welded portion between the protruded part and the opposite surface of the vertical plate is formed along an edge of the protruded part that is in contact with the opposite surface of the vertical plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yushi Zheng, Kazuhiro Uesugi
  • Patent number: 9073428
    Abstract: An inner side edge part of a PCU supporting frame is arranged at a rear-downward angle; a rear supporting bracket that connects a rear edge part of the supporting frame with a dashboard upper is arranged at a rear-upward angle; the frame main body and the PCU are pressed diagonally down-backward when a load input is received on the supporting frame from the vehicle front side; and with the rear supporting bracket being rotationally displaced by this pressing, the supporting frame and the PCU are displaced diagonally down-backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Shimada, Tomohiro Fukazu, Takafumi Nakaune, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20150136941
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide for a system of fastening devices, e.g., mounts, brackets, and assemblies for installing roller window shades. In one embodiment, the fastening device system comprises two one-piece, disk-shaped mounting brackets, one for each end of a shade tube, wherein the mounting brackets are configured such that, in use, the outer circumference of the brackets are visible; the mounting means being largely hidden within the bracket or by the shade. In a particular embodiment, the fastening system is designed for use with motorized shades, wherein one mounting bracket is configured to key the shade motor, and one mounting bracket is configured to receive the idler pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Geigtech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 9033297
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion with a plurality of CAC mounting holes distributed in an arc configuration along a CAC mounting hole circle radius. A support portion includes a ramped face that transitions to an upper lug portion and a substantially perpendicular face relative to the CAC mounting portion. An upper lug extends from the upper lug portion. The upper lug includes a coupling hole that is offset from a first CAC mounting hole of the CAC mounting holes at a length in a first direction and a length in a second direction. A ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to the length in the first direction is between 2.14 and 2.20, and a ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to the length in the second direction is between 1.16 and 1.19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Luke J. Mayo
  • Patent number: 9033094
    Abstract: An engine mount assembly is provided for mounting an engine to a vehicle frame. The engine mount assembly includes an elastomeric material snubber element having a generally elongated configuration with axial end faces and a coaxial bolt passage defined therethrough. A tubular sleeve has an inner shape sized for sliding receipt of the snubber element therein. The tubular sleeve has a longitudinal cross-sectional profile such that a bottom longitudinal cross-sectional portion of the tubular sleeve extends axially beyond the end faces of the snubber element and defines an enlarged attachment footprint for the tubular sleeve to a vehicle frame flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Dayalbhai R. Patel, Thomas B. Tuttle, Suresh P. Pai
  • Publication number: 20150129639
    Abstract: The invention described herein generally pertains to systems and methods for accurately and precisely mounting an orbital welder for static use. Clamp systems as described herein can include a keyed welding clamp assembly for retaining the orbital welder having an orbital welder clamp, a clamp adapter, and a clamp mount. Similarly, methods herein can include disposing a welder extension in a first extension recess of a first clamp portion and a second extension recess of a second clamp portion, aligning an alignment key with a first key recess of the first clamp portion and a second key recess of the second clamp portion, and closing the first clamp portion toward the second clamp portion using a clamp mechanism. An operational welding system including clamps herein can further include the orbital welder and/or components thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: VICTOR MILLER
  • Publication number: 20150115128
    Abstract: A trailer jack support comprises a receptacle for receiving a jack post of a trailer jack and a mechanism such as an insert therein for limiting the depth of insertion of the jack post into the receptacle. As a result, the jack post engages the insert with a more limited extension of the jack post. Also, if there is a significant distance between the ground and jack, for example if the trailer happens to be positioned above a depression in the ground, the jack post may not be able to be extended sufficiently to support the jack. By adjusting the elevation of an insert, a trailer jack support in accordance with this disclosure can reduce the extent to which a jack post needs to be extended to accommodate these varying ground conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Kent R. Madison
  • Publication number: 20150108322
    Abstract: A rotary auger bow mounting stand for removably holding a bow upright on the ground. The stand includes an upright rod with a helical coil or flights forming an auger base having a point at the lower distal end to be fixedly and removably screwed into the ground to support the stand in an upright position. The top end of the rod forming the stand body defines an S-shaped loop configured, sized and shaped and disposed at a selected angle to support a the arm of a bow holding the bow in a substantially vertical position above the ground. The integral loop which supports the is bow forms a handle for the purpose of rotating the auger into the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Brooks
  • Publication number: 20150090858
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for mounting an electrically-powered device to a ceiling or other supporting structure. The electrically-powered device can be, for example, a ceiling fan, a ceiling fan with a lighting fixture, or a lighting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: James Michael Broughman, Dana Lynn Jodice, Jason Lu
  • Publication number: 20150083887
    Abstract: A set-up winch for a crane, in particular for a mobile crane is designed as a transportable, modular unit. Characteristically, the winch's mounting element for mounting the winch to the crane comprises a securable quick-acting mounting system. Embodiments have a hang-in mounting system with a hang-in bolt and a safety bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Waldemar Mohr
  • Publication number: 20150083886
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair dryer holder for supporting a hair dryer in a fixed position. The hair dryer includes a handle portion and a blower portion. The hair dryer holder includes a base portion for securing the hair dryer holder to a surface and a retainer portion for holding the hair dryer in a fixed position, the retainer includes an opening for receiving the handle portion of the hair dryer and a ring extending at least partially around the opening for supporting the blower portion of the portable hair dryer. The ring further includes a plurality of recessed sections for supporting the blower portion of the portable hair dryer in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NEXT FUTURE LLC
    Inventors: Ellen M. BROWN, James L. KENNEDY, Julia MCDEVITT, Charles R. PATZER
  • Patent number: 8979056
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion formed substantially orthogonal to an access portion and a structural support portion. A cross-support bracket mounting portion is formed at an angle relative to the access portion. An upper lug portion is formed at an angle relative to the access portion and substantially orthogonal to an upper lug. A plurality of CAC mounting holes is formed in the CAC mounting portion. A plurality of lower slotted holes and an upper slotted hole are formed in the cross-support bracket mounting portion. A ratio of a length of longitudinal offset defined between the lower slotted holes and the upper slotted hole to a length of lateral offset between a center of at least one of the lower slotted holes and the upper slotted hole is between 2.47 and 2.91.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Luke J. Mayo, Alpesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8978233
    Abstract: A transmission mount type of side assembling includes a cylindrical insulator; a core having a plurality of longitudinal holes and inserted in the insulator; a side stopper having a support connected to one end of the core in contact with the inner side of the insulator and a protrusion protruding outside the insulator from the support; a cylindrical case accommodating the core, the side stopper, and the insulator; and a plurality of bolts that is longer than the case and inserted through holes in the core and the side stopper from a side to protrude outside the case, such that it can simplify the assembly process of fastening a transmission to a car body and reduce the manufacturing cost, without changing the existing manufacturing line, and ensure safety in assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyuk Kim, Yong-Jin Kim, Seung-Won Kim, Jun-Haeng Heo, Kong-Sup Jung, Jong-Hoon Lee
  • Publication number: 20150069208
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an apparatus for supporting stacking of a top heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit on top of a bottom HVAC unit. The apparatus includes a base member configured to mount to a top cover of the bottom HVAC unit. The base member comprises an upper base portion with a top surface configured to receive at least a portion of a base rail of the top HVAC unit. The apparatus further comprises a stacking insert extending away from the base member. The stacking insert has one or more sloped surfaces extending above the top surface of the upper base portion. The top surface extends from a base of the one or more sloped surfaces in a plane substantially parallel to the top cover, when the base member is mounted to the top cover of the bottom HVAC unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lennox Indurstries Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Wynnick, Timothy Grant Weigel, Christopher Whitesides
  • Publication number: 20150060638
    Abstract: A ventilation fan mounting structure includes a bracket assembly which is to be mounted to opposite two side flanges of a ventilation fan and includes a first bracket and a second bracket each formed in a U shape, wherein each of the first bracket and the second bracket includes two side members and a connection member connecting the two side members, the connection members and the side members of the first and second brackets are connected to each other by shafts, the side members are rotatable around the shafts, and a position-limit portion is disposed to the connection member to limit a rotation range of the side member. With the ventilation fan mounting structure according to the embodiments of the present invention, the mounting of the ventilation fan can be simply and conveniently completed even if the distance between the ceiling and the roof is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yiheng Hu, Guancheng Hou, Bodong Zhong, Shouyong Gao, Yanbiao He, Daisuke Tsubosa
  • Publication number: 20150060637
    Abstract: A sawhorse attachment device which permits a hand-held electric worm-drive circular saw to be suspended from the sawhorse by the saw's handle when the attachment is affixed to the sawhorse. The device includes a base portion configured for mounting the device to a sawhorse, and a hook portion over which the auxiliary C-shaped handle of a hand-held electric worm-drive circular saw is to be placed when the saw is to be suspended from the device, the hook portion being coupled to the base portion, and extending upwardly from the base portion at an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Steve Hylden
  • Publication number: 20150060184
    Abstract: A drive assembly, in particular for a construction machine, comprising a drive unit having a plurality of first fastening regions for the attachment to a machine frame and at least one functional unit that interacts with the drive unit, and a functional unit carrier assigned to said drive unit, is characterized in that the functional unit carrier can be swiveled around at least one swivel axis with respect to the drive unit in a swivel connection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Hamm AG
    Inventors: Markus GOLBS, Michael ZIMMERER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8955816
    Abstract: A fan mounting apparatus includes an operating platform, a mounting base, multiple mounting members, multiple pushing members, and multiple driving members. The mounting base is located on the operating platform and configured to mount a fan frame. The multiple mounting members are rotatably connected to the mounting base and configured to mount the multiple fan brackets. The multiple pushing members are configured to push the multiple mounting members. The multiple driving members are configured to push the multiple pushing members. In an original state, the multiple mounting members are substantially parallel to the mounting base. When the multiple pushing members are pushed out of the operating platform by the multiple driving members, the multiple mounting members rotate relative to the mounting base and resist against the fan frame, and the multiple fan brackets on the multiple mounting members are mounted to the fan frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhan-Yang Li
  • Publication number: 20150041621
    Abstract: A modular, multi-piece, domestic appliance combination unit includes a lower appliance; an upper appliance; a universal connector bracket attached to the upper appliance; a support bracket attached to the lower appliance, the support bracket having a plurality of attachment locations that are positioned relative to each other in the horizontal direction; a slide mechanism having an upper slide member fixed to the universal connector bracket, and a lower slide member fixed to the support bracket and slidably attached to the upper slide member. The upper appliance moves relative to the lower appliance in a direction perpendicular to the horizontal direction when the upper slide member moves relative to the lower slide member, and the support bracket is attachable to the lower slide member at different ones of the plurality of attachment locations such that the lower slide member is positionable at different locations along the horizontal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Penuel
  • Patent number: 8950726
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus includes a bracket and two shafts. The bracket includes a fixing plate defining a number of horizontally arranged vents, for mounting a number of fans to the rear side of the fixing plate, with each vent aligning with one of the fans. The shafts are respectively and horizontally mounted to a top and a middle of a front side of the bracket. A number of shield plates are rotatably connected to the shafts. The shield plates hang vertically under the corresponding shafts by gravity. Each of the vents is covered by two vertically aligned shield plates upon a condition that the gravity of the two shield plates are not overcome by airflows passing through the vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8944402
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a fan having two opposite boards includes a base board and two fixing members. The base board forms two rods. Each fixing member includes a connecting portion and two tabs perpendicularly extending up from the connecting portion. The connecting portion defines a fixing hole in which a corresponding rod engages. Four fasteners respectively extend through the tabs and then engage in the opposite boards of the fan, to fix the fixing members to the boards of the fan, respectively. A resilient member is mounted to a bottom of each fixing member for absorbing vibrations of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • 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: 20150020401
    Abstract: A mount for an electric motor, the mount comprising a sleeve for receiving a motor, the sleeve including plurality of elements projecting from a surface of the sleeve and an annular seal extending around the sleeve. The sleeve may have a first end and a second end. The annular seal may be disposed at the first end of the sleeve. A second annular seal may be provided at the second end of the sleeve. The annular seal(s) may be a bellow seal. The plurality of elements may include at least one row of conical elements, axial ribs spaced around the sleeve, compression ribs spaced around the sleeve and/or a lip seal disposed radially around the sleeve. A hair care appliance comprises a casing having a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and an annular seat, and a motor mount according wherein the motor mount is supported by the annular seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Antoine Francois ATKINSON
  • Patent number: 8936228
    Abstract: A load isolating device may be defined by a plate-style bracket having a planar body and a plurality of tabs arranged about the body. Each tab may define a peripheral extremity of the body, extending outwardly thereof and situated substantially within the same plane as the body. Each tab may have a particular width, and may include a neck defined by a fillet having a predetermined radius, both tab width and fillet radius being sized and configured to absorb load forces through elastic deformation. As such, the tabs may elastically deform under load to minimize any deformation of the planar body of the device, which in the disclosed embodiment may be formed of an elastic metal plate. Each tab may have the same thickness as the planar body, and both the tabs and the planar body of the device may comprise the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Sayre, Shrikrishna Madhav Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20150014512
    Abstract: The invention relates to a brake component mounting bracket for an axle/suspension system that includes a continuous window weld to join the bracket to the axle, which enables the use of a thin-wall axle, desirably reducing the weight and the cost associated with the axle/suspension system. The axle brake bracket secures a cam shaft assembly and a brake assembly to an axle of the axle/suspension system. The bracket comprises an axle portion configured to seat on the axle. At least one window is formed in the axle portion, and the axle portion is rigidly connected to the axle by a continuous weld formed in the window. The axle brake bracket is free of a line weld between the axle portion and the axle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Phillippi R. Pierce, Michael D. Oyster, Dane Gregg
  • Publication number: 20150014513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support element (105) for a wiper drive (100), comprising a receiving portion (130) for attaching the wiper drive (100), a bearing point (135) for fixing the support element (105) to a surrounding structure (110), and a predetermined breaking point (140). A specified gap (150) lies between the support element (105) and the surrounding structure (110) at a contact portion (142) of the support element (105), the width of said gap being dependent on a force that acts on the support element (105) such that the contact portion (142) comes into contact with the surrounding structure (110) only when a specified force acting on the support element (105) is exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert-Jan van de Rovaart, Barnabas Bencsik
  • Patent number: 8925887
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gerald Raymond Veen, Thomas David Novitsky, Kristen Clements
  • Publication number: 20140353462
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion with a plurality of CAC mounting holes distributed in an arc configuration along a CAC mounting hole circle radius defined from an origin. A support portion includes a ramped face that transitions to an upper lug portion and a substantially perpendicular face relative to the CAC mounting portion. An upper lug includes a coupling hole offset from a first CAC mounting hole at a first length in a first direction and a second length in a second direction. The first CAC mounting hole is offset from the origin by a third length in the first direction and a fourth length in the second direction. A ratio of the first length to the third length is between 0.48 and 0.50, and a ratio of the second length to the fourth length is between 2.48 and 2.54.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Luke J. Mayo
  • Publication number: 20140353461
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion with a plurality of CAC mounting holes distributed in an arc configuration along a CAC mounting hole circle radius. A support portion includes a ramped face that transitions to an upper lug portion and a substantially perpendicular face relative to the CAC mounting portion. An upper lug extends from the upper lug portion. The upper lug includes a coupling hole that is offset from a first CAC mounting hole of the CAC mounting holes at a length in a first direction and a length in a second direction. A ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to the length in the first direction is between 2.14 and 2.20, and a ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to the length in the second direction is between 1.16 and 1.19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Vignali, Luke J. Mayo
  • Publication number: 20140346315
    Abstract: A support bracket for a cabin air compressor (CAC) assembly includes a CAC mounting portion formed substantially orthogonal to an access portion and a structural support portion. A cross-support bracket mounting portion is formed at an angle relative to the access portion. An upper lug portion is formed at an angle relative to the access portion and substantially orthogonal to an upper lug. A plurality of CAC mounting holes is formed in the CAC mounting portion. The CAC mounting holes are distributed in an arc configuration along a CAC mounting hole circle radius. A plurality of lower slotted holes and an upper slotted hole are formed in the cross-support bracket mounting portion. A ratio of the CAC mounting hole circle radius to a length defined between the lower slotted holes and the upper slotted hole is between 5.93 and 6.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Luke J. Mayo, Alpesh Patel
  • Patent number: 8888066
    Abstract: An adjustable holder of a hydraulic brake device for a bicycle which is assembled on a steering tube and is located between a stem and a head part includes a holder, a first adjusting member and a second adjusting member. The holder has a fixing portion and a fastening portion defined at two ends thereof respectively. A hydraulic brake device is assembled to a bottom of the holder. The fastening portion has a fastening hole opened therethrough. The fastening hole sleeves onto the steering tube. One end of the first adjusting member and one end the second adjusting member are abutted against two ends of the fastening hole respectively. Therefore, an angle between the holder and the steering tube is adjustable, which corresponds to an elevation angle of the stein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ashima Ltd.
    Inventor: Wayne-Ian Moore
  • Publication number: 20140306087
    Abstract: A fan bracket assembly includes a bottom plate, and a fan bracket. The bottom plate includes two engaging poles. Each engaging pole defines a hooking slot. Each of opposite ends of the fan bracket forms a resilient member, a clip opposite to the resilient member, and a latch extending from the resilient member toward the clip. Each engaging pole is sandwiched between the corresponding resilient member and clip. Each latch engages in the corresponding hooking slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: BO TIAN, YU HAN