Having Diverse Resilient Element Patents (Class 267/140.3)
  • Patent number: 9676346
    Abstract: A fastener with an dampener is provided. The dampener is integrated with the fastener thus eliminating the need for an additional dampener installation. The fastener includes a shaft, a head connected to the shaft, and a dampener connected to the head. The dampener includes a piston and a compression chamber that is adapted to reduce vibration and noise when installed between two panels. The dampener is mounted to the underside of the head of a bolt, or to a trim piece. In other embodiments, the dampener is connected to the head of a clip. The dampener is adapted to rest between the head of a bolt and an adjacent panel thereby slightly spacing out the bolt head from the panel, such as sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Zielinski, Allan A. Pett, Eric M. Ehlert
  • Patent number: 9642718
    Abstract: This prosthesis (1) includes two plates and an intermediate damping core (4) placed between both of these plates, this core (4) comprising a first shell (6) and a flexible element placed between this first shell (6) and a part for receiving the core. The first shell (6) and the first receiving part include means (18, 26) for guiding their mutual movement for bringing them closer or moving them away from each other. According to the invention, the receiving part includes a cavity intended to snugly receive the flexible element. The cavity being delimited by a first peripheral wall and by a bottom wall. The first peripheral wall having an external peripheral face; and the first shell (6) has a second peripheral wall forming an internal face. The internal face, when the first shell (6) and the receiving part are in their assembling condition, coming into close proximity to said external peripheral face and being able to slide along the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Medicrea International
    Inventors: Denys Sournac, Thomas Mosnier, David Ryan
  • Patent number: 9551396
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration damping device having a novel structure and that can have a greatly increased load strength resistance without a concomitant increase in the number of components or size at a stopper mechanism. The structure is such that first and second stopper portions having a hanging plate part and a dip part are provided to a pair of opposing sides of a stopper plate of a vibration damping device, whereas a pair of side plate portions extending between the first and second stopper portions are provided to the other pair of opposing sides of the stopper plate, and openings at both sides of the first and second stopper portions are closed by the pair of side plate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Noriaki Yoshii, Hiroki Mizukawa, Yorishige Shimizu, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Katsuhiko Katagiri, Shinji Komura
  • Patent number: 9249591
    Abstract: Plastically deformable support bodies (16) are embedded in a gel-like elastic body (15). A bottom-surface adhesive layer (15b) of the gel-like elastic body (15) is bonded to a floor surface (F), and a pressurizing plate (13) is kept on a top-surface adhesive layer (15a). A leg section (2) of equipment (1) is restrained from moving laterally with a bolt (22) provided on the pressurizing plate (13). A load of the equipment (1) is used to apply pressure to a vibration-damping pad (12) via the pressurizing plate (13). A restraint wall (18) is disposed around the vibration-damping pad (12) and a caulking compound (20) is packed in the opening between the pressurizing plate (13) and the floor surface (F). The caulking compound (20) is blocked by the restraint wall (18), and the gel-like elastic body (15) is allowed to deform due to a gap (19) formed between the restraint wall (18) and the vibration-damping pad (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ANSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kikuo Sugita, Shinji Murase
  • Publication number: 20150145189
    Abstract: A shock-absorber suitable for joining a first component subjected to vibrations, such as a vehicle exhaust pipe, to a second component, such as a vehicle frame, and a method for manufacturing the shock-absorber. According to some implementations the shock-absorber is made of a first elastic material of a first density constituting a majority of the volume of the shock-absorber and a second elastic material of a second density less than the first density. The shock absorber includes a first area designed for being joined to the first component and a second area designed for being joined to the second component. The second elastic material at least partially covers the first area and is configured to at least partially contact the first component when the first component is assembled within the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: CIKAUTXO, S.COOP.
    Inventor: Iñaki AZPIAZU ECHAVE
  • Patent number: 9033320
    Abstract: An anti-vibration rubber member includes: a rubber elastic body that is made of a self-lubricating rubber containing an elastomer and a bleeding lubricant; a coating film that covers at least a portion of a sliding inner surface that is among a surface of the rubber elastic body and disposed on an inner side of the sliding surface, contains a resin having a mercapto group, is deformable to follow up deformation of the rubber elastic body, and is formed with a plurality of minute holes capable of reserving the bleeding lubricant which has oozed out of the rubber elastic body; and a lubricating film that covers at least a portion of a surface of the coating film, is formed to include the bleeding lubricant penetrating the coating film from the rubber elastic body and oozing onto the surface of the coating film, and forms at least a portion of the sliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yorikazu Nakamura, Hiroyuki Matsumura, Takahisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8960377
    Abstract: An elevator system includes a car assembly, a drive assembly, and a vibration-damping device (16) arranged at a connection between the top of the car assembly and the drive assembly. The vibration-damping device (16), which includes springs (32, 34, 36) that have varying spring stiffnesses and varying heights, is configured to provide a total spring stiffness between the top of the car assembly and the drive assembly. The total spring stiffness varies as a function of a mass of the car assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventor: Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 8955832
    Abstract: An operator seat suspension apparatus includes a seat having a seat structure including longitudinal, upright flanges and a vehicle having a frame including longitudinal, upright flanges spaced away from the longitudinal, upright flanges of the seat structure. A set of isolators is fixed to and connects between the upright flanges of the seat structure and the upright flanges of the vehicle frame. The isolators are adapted to allow displacement in shear in the vertical and the longitudinal directions in response to shock forces in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Excel Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harlan John Bartel
  • Patent number: 8950737
    Abstract: An antivibration device (1) has a vehicle body-side fixing member (3) adapted to be fixed to a vehicle body. A shaft (6) extends to couple between a pair of sidewalls (11) of the vehicle body-side fixing member (3). An engine-side fixing member (2) is adapted to be fixed to an engine and is provided between the sidewalls (11) to surround around the shaft (6). An elastomer stopper (5) is provided integrally on an inner surface of the engine-side fixing member (2) to define an annular stopper surface (20) that surrounds the shaft (6) while leaving a given gap therebetween. An elastomer mount body (4) couples a base (10) of the vehicle body-side fixing member (3) and the engine-side fixing member (2) together. The antivibration device (1) adequately absorbs a vibrational load applied from the engine in various directions, while ensuring compactness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kurashiki Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soma Prabhakar, Takashi Nishie
  • Patent number: 8939437
    Abstract: An anti-vibration device includes a pair of anti-vibration rubbers, each having an outer cylinder connected to any one of a vibration generating body and a vibration receiving body by means of a bracket member and provided with a first flange portion formed on an end portion of an outer side of the outer cylinder in an axial direction to protrude toward an outer side in a radial direction; an inner cylinder connected to the other of the vibration generating body and the vibration receiving body by means of a plate member and disposed at an inner side of the outer cylinder; and a main body rubber disposed between the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, wherein the pair of anti-vibration rubbers is connected to the bracket member by interposing the bracket member between both sides of the pair of first flange portions in the axial direction so that the inner ends in the axial direction are opposite to each other, and a pair of plate members respectively disposed at outer sides of the pair of main body rubber
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kobori
  • Publication number: 20150013657
    Abstract: The spring suppressor preferably includes a housing, a piston rod, a compression spring and an end plug. The piston includes a bumper portion, a neck portion and a tail portion. The housing includes a bumper hole, a piston bore and a cap thread. The piston bore is formed through substantially a length of the housing. The bumper hole is sized to slidably receive an outer diameter of the bumper portion. The cap thread is formed in an entrance of the piston bore to threadably receive the end plug. The piston is pre-loaded by the compression spring. The end plug is threaded into an end of the piston bore to retain the compression spring and the piston rod. A second embodiment of the string suppressor preferably includes the bumper, the piston rod, the compression spring, a housing and an end rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: James Jay Kempf
  • Patent number: 8931768
    Abstract: A mount assembly for a suspension damper is provided which includes a piston rod extending about an axis and a mount housing. A jounce bumper is axially positioned about the piston rod and has an end surface and a radially outer surface. The jounce bumper is formed of a first deformable material selectable for absorbing energy from an axial force applicable through the piston rod. A jounce bumper cup formed of a second deformable material selectable for absorbing additional energy fits onto the end surface of the jounce bumper. The jounce bumper cup has a wall portion extending sufficiently around the radially outer surface of the jounce bumper to retain it in position and a load mount portion extending to the mount housing and being configured to absorb the additional energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Geisler, Ravindra P. Patil, Joseph A. Schudt, Daryl R. Poirier
  • Publication number: 20140239566
    Abstract: A nail gun includes: a shell, a cylinder, a piston, a gear frame, and a stress relaxation device. The cylinder is disposed in the shell. The piston is disposed in the cylinder and includes a piston rod and a piston disc. The gear frame is coated on a front section of a cylinder exterior. The stress relaxation device is disposed in the cylinder. The stress relaxation device includes a first stress relaxation ring, a second stress relation ring and a stress relaxation unit. The first stress relaxation ring and the second stress relaxation ring are both connected with the stress relaxation unit and not in relative movement to the stress relaxation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: King Fai Kenneth Kok
  • Publication number: 20140048990
    Abstract: A vibration isolator includes a base plate having a first attachment feature that enables attachment of the isolator to a first surface, the isolator further including a second attachment feature permitting attachment to a second surface. A spring section disposed between the base plate and the second attachment feature has a first radiused section and a second radiused section, each of the first and second radiused sections being formed in opposing directions on a continuous spring portion intermediate to the base plate and second attachment feature and in which the spring section provides noise attenuation and isolation between the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Weisbeck
  • Patent number: 8651217
    Abstract: A structure of an engine mount is provided for a vehicle in which an engine is disposed in the front of the vehicle, a front wheel is driven, and the engine is integrally coupled with a transmission to be seated horizontally on a vehicle body in a transverse mounting direction. The structure may include a driveshaft coupled to receive the driving force of the engine through the transmission and penetrate a center bearing through a bearing bracket fixed to the engine, a subframe as a plate shape coupled to the vehicle body in a rear lower part of the engine and coupled to a lower part of the transmission through a main roll rod mounted on the front, and a sub-roll rod having one end connected to the subframe and the other end connected to the bearing bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yong-Jin Kim, Seung-Won Kim, Kong-Sup Jung, Hyo-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 8651469
    Abstract: A vibration damping device includes a vulcanized rubber molding and a resin molding integrally formed with the vulcanized rubber molding. The resin molding includes a sandwiched molding having a core layer and skin layers. The skin layers sandwich the core layer. The skin layer includes a resin composition (A) containing a first thermoplastic resin and an inorganic filler. The core layer includes a resin composition (B) containing a second thermoplastic resin and an inorganic filler. A volume ratio of the skin layers is 40 to 70% of the entire molding, and a bending modulus (E1) and a maximum bending strain (?1) of the skin layers, and a bending modulus (E2) and a maximum bending strain (?2) of the core layer satisfy the following expressions (1) and (2): 1<(E1/?1)<(E2/?2)<10??(1) ?1/?2>1??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140021665
    Abstract: A vibration and shock isolator may include a resilient member and a compressing member. The resilient member may be connected between a vibrating source and an object. The compressing member may provide the resilient member with a compression displacement in accordance with the vibration characteristics applied to the resilient member from the vibrating source to change stiffness of the resilient member. Thus, a designed natural frequency of the isolator may be simply changed using the shape memory wire to suppress vibration amplification. As a result, the isolator may effectively relieve the shock and the vibration so that a structural stability of a structure may be ensured. Further, the isolator may have a simple structure so that the isolator may have improved reliability and durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jae-Hung Han, Ho-Kyeong Jeong, Se-Hyun Yoon, Dae-Oen Lee
  • Publication number: 20130026689
    Abstract: An adjustable vibration reduction device is provided to dampen and reduce vibration in order to maintain performance of equipment attached to a system. The vibration reduction device includes at least one resilient vibration dampener coupling an upper assembly to a lower assembly. The upper assembly is attached to an equipment mount frame via a pair of stop members extending through a pair of stop apertures in the lower assembly to control movement of the lower assembly relative to the upper assembly. The lower assembly is attached to a structure frame via a pair of fastening devices. The vibration reduction device may be adjusted by selectively including at least one resilient vibration dampener, such as an o-ring, having predetermined characteristics to maximize vibration reduction or isolation. A plurality of vibration reduction devices are provided in a system that causes or transfers vibration, such as a vehicle, having electronic equipment attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: David Bloomfield, Tabb Firchau
  • Patent number: 8297601
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a material adapted to reduce vibration and, more specifically, to a material adapted to dissipate and evenly distribute transmitted vibrations. The material is particularly suited for impact and/or heavy load vibration resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Matscitechno Licensing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Vito, Carmen N. DiMario, Thomas Falone
  • Patent number: 8272374
    Abstract: A noise reducing bowstring suppression device consisting of an individual length of pliable material supported between dual support members mounted on a bow, a bowstring on the bow contacting the pliable material when the bow is shot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Gary L Cooper
  • Patent number: 8256795
    Abstract: A rubber spring device is formed by alternately laminating a plurality of layers of hard plates whose linear dimension W in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction of each equalizer bar is shorter in plan view than a linear dimension H in a direction parallel to an axle direction, and rubber layers. The rubber spring device is disposed between an end portion of each equalizer bar and a center axle in an articulated dump truck, and is allowed to function as a suspension. Thus, even when the rubber spring device is deformed into an accordion shape, peak positions of an internal stress within each rubber layer can be dispersed and reduced, thereby preventing generation of cracks within each rubber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Moriyama, Minoru Tazawa
  • Patent number: 8231116
    Abstract: A fluid filled type vibration damping device wherein an outer tubular mounting member is externally fitted onto the collar sleeve at an externally fitted section formed by a tapered tube portion of the outer tubular mounting member, by means of a diameter reduction process. A mating projection projecting diametrically inward is formed on an inside peripheral face of the outer tubular mounting member, while a seal rubber layer having a thickness greater than a projecting height of the mating projection is formed covering the inside peripheral face of the outer tubular mounting member with the mating projection covered by the seal rubber layer. A location and projecting height of the mating projection are arranged so as to prevent an entry of another outer tubular mounting member into a large-diameter opening of the tapered tube portion during pre-treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Nishi
  • Publication number: 20120086159
    Abstract: The invention concerns a vehicle oscillation device (1) comprising a sprung multipoint mounting (4) arranged between a vehicle seat (2) or driver's cab and a base element (3) of a vehicle arranged below and suitable for rotative springing and/or damping of the vehicle seat (2) and/or driver's cab in relation to the base element (3), wherein the sprung multipoint mounting (4) is formed of several pieces and comprises at least one fluid spring element and/or fluid damping element (5) and at least one elastomer spring element (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jens KOLB
  • Patent number: 8152195
    Abstract: An elastomeric spring suspension is described for supporting a longitudinally extending vehicle frame rail above first and second axles forming a tandem axle configuration. The suspension includes a frame hanger assembly mounted to the vehicle frame rail. The frame hanger assembly has two full spring modules, each of which includes two shear springs, a progressive spring rate load cushion having a pyramidal shape with a flattened top surface and a spring mount for mounting the springs. A saddle assembly is connected to the spring mount, and an equalizing beam is connected to the saddle assembly and further connected to the axles. The spring rate for the suspension increases almost linearly as a function of sprung load, resembling a pneumatic suspension. Accordingly, the suspension exhibits excellent ride quality, without sacrificing roll stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hendrickson USA, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn D. Noble, Christopher W. Forrest
  • Patent number: 8146899
    Abstract: An isolation system for use in damping and isolating low frequency oscillations and shock loads between two members. An exemplary application is a seat isolation system for use with a vehicle such as a lawn mower. The seat isolation system may include two or more isolators interposed between a chassis of the vehicle, and a seat (e.g., operator's seat). The isolators may permit attenuation of shock or low frequency oscillation inputs via damping and isolation in both vertical and horizontal (fore-and-aft and side-to-side) directions. In some embodiments, the isolators include an elastomeric element that provides the seat with six degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Exmark Manufacturing Company, Incorporated
    Inventor: Nicholas R. Hiser
  • Patent number: 8100235
    Abstract: A controllable hydraulic bearing for damping vibrations in a defined frequency band is proposed, which includes an elastomeric body (1), two chambers which are filled with a magneto-rheological fluid and connected with one another by at least one channel (2), with the chambers having at least partially flexible chamber walls, wherein the buckling spring rate of the chamber walls represents a measure for a pressure change due to the volume displacement between the chambers, and at least one electromagnet which generates a magnetic field in the region of the channel (2). According to the invention, the magnetic field in the region of the channel (2) is an inhomogeneous magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Stefan Loheide, Hubert Siemer, Burkhard Meyer, Josef Burwinkel
  • Publication number: 20110258875
    Abstract: A differential-stiffness impact-attenuation member includes at least one spring element. The spring element has dimensions in height, length and width directions. The height dimension extends from a top surface to a bottom surface. The length dimension extends from a front end to a back end. At least one of the top and bottom surfaces is adapted for mounting. The impact-attenuation member has a first stiffness characteristic in the height direction at the front end of the spring element and a second stiffness characteristic in the height direction at the back end of the spring element. The spring element may define a cavity. A tension element may engage the spring element and be located at least partially within the cavity. The impact-attenuation member may engage at least one of a foot-covering member, a foot-supporting member and a surface-contacting member associated with a foot-receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Pamela S. Greene
  • Publication number: 20110227264
    Abstract: In a buffer (1) for absorbing impacts, which comprises an elastic buffer element (4) made of a material having a first e-module, and a force take-up axis, the buffer element (4) being compressible at least in the direction of said force take-up axis, it is provided that at least one additional element (3) having a second e-module is enclosed in said buffer element (4), the second e-module being larger than the first e-module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Acla-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Kieffer
  • Patent number: 7954793
    Abstract: An elastomeric tie rod end isolator or an elastomeric cartridge isolator that includes an outer metal sleeve defining a generally cylindrical socket, a generally cylindrical inner metal sleeve disposed coaxially within the socket in radially spaced relationship with the outer metal sleeve, and an elastomeric isolator disposed therebetween. The elastomeric isolator is a unitary annular body formed of an elastomer material and having a radially inboard surface in contact with the inner metal sleeve and a radially outboard surface in contact with the outer metal sleeve. The unitary elastomer body has a generally conical primary load-carrying section and a generally cylindrical secondary load-limiting section, each disposed coaxially about the axis of the socket. The load-limiting section includes a snubber gap formed by an axially extending groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Enidine, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Weisbeck, Mark J. Ott, Gabor Rozsa
  • Publication number: 20110072565
    Abstract: An inflatable and adjustable shock absorption system including a shock absorption unit with interacting, force-dispersing dimple arrays and an intervening, reversibly inflatable air bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: WESLEY W. O. KRUEGER
  • Patent number: 7883061
    Abstract: An exhaust pipe support including an elastic body having a ring shape, the elastic body comprising: an upper attachment portion having an upper attachment hole; a lower attachment portion having a lower attachment hole; and a pair of arm portions mutually connecting the upper and lower attachment portion. A first reinforcement rib is integrally formed on each outer circumferential surface of the arm portions. An upper end thereof is located at a higher position than a connecting position of an inner circumferential surface of the arm portion and the upper attachment portion and at a higher position than the center of the upper attachment hole, while a lower end thereof is located at a lower position than a connecting position of the inner circumferential surface of the arm portion and the lower attachment portion and at a lower position than the center of the lower attachment hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Miyata, Takanobu Nanno
  • Publication number: 20100327142
    Abstract: An isolator. The novel isolator includes a first mounting structure, a second mounting structure, and a structure for providing a coupling path between the first and second mounting structures, this path having a series of zigzag patterns adapted to attenuate shock and/or vibration energy. The first mounting structure is attached to the shock source, and the second mounting structure is attached to the device to be isolated. In an illustrative embodiment, the isolator provides a path having a series of ninety-degree bends and a length greater than a direct distance between the first and second mounting structures. The path length and number of bends is tuned to provide a desired attenuation level. The dimensions of the isolator may also be tuned to provide a desired resonant frequency. In a preferred embodiment, the isolator is made from metal or some other material having stable properties over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Peter H. Vo, Edward C. Schlatter, Jeffrey J. Layton
  • Publication number: 20100258987
    Abstract: The shock and vibration isolation system for hard mounting of a manifold of a brake control valve protects the brake control valve manifold from shock and vibration by incorporation of shock and vibration isolators in mounting feet of the manifold. The shock and vibration isolators have a pre-selected natural frequency chosen to protect components of the brake control valve damaging shock and vibration. The shock and vibration isolators each include a silicone rubber insert portion, a first outer sheath secured about a first end of the silicone rubber insert portion, a second outer sheath member secured about a second end of the silicone rubber insert portion, with a gap between the first and second outer sheaths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Hydro-Aire, Inc., a subsidiary of Crane Co.
    Inventor: Ernest Blazic
  • Patent number: 7810798
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator having: a stator and a movable member disposed in a central hole of a coil member of the stator movable in an axial direction; a coupling rod fixed to the movable member; and an elastic stopper having a ring shaped sealing unit at its outer periphery part, a first stopper unit at its center part, a coupling unit that mutually couples the sealing unit and the first stopper unit, and second stopper units located radially between the sealing unit and the first stopper unit at respective circumferential positions. The sealing unit is compressed between the bottom wall of a housing and a lid member to form a sealing mechanism that fluid-tightly close an opening of an adjustment hole. The first stopper unit axially faces the coupling rod bottom with a first separation distance, and the second stopper units axially face the movable member bottom with a second separation distance greater than the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Yoshinori Watanabe, Takayoshi Yasuda, Motoshi Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20100164151
    Abstract: An elevator system includes a car assembly, a drive assembly, and a vibration-damping device (16) arranged at a connection between the top of the car assembly and the drive assembly. The vibration-damping device (16), which includes springs (32, 34, 36) that have varying spring stiffnesses and varying heights, is configured to provide a total spring stiffness between the top of the car assembly and the drive assembly. The total spring stiffness varies as a function of a mass of the car assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 7703755
    Abstract: A jounce bumper assembly is provided including a cup-shaped member adapted to be mounted to a vehicle. A spacer formed of an appropriate engineered material is mounted within the cup-shaped member and a jounce bumper is mounted to the spacer. The cup-shaped member includes retaining tabs which engage a shoulder of the jounce bumper for retaining the jounce bumper in the cup-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventors: Laurie J. Schleck, Mickey L. Love
  • Patent number: 7677537
    Abstract: A stopper structure including: a rigid abutting member extending in its longitudinal direction with a rectangular cross sectional shape; and a rubber stopper having a base portion of tubular cross sectional shape and secured press-fit onto the rigid abutting member without being adhesive thereto, two peripheral projections formed on laterally opposite sides of a first abutting plane of the base portion and extending in the longitudinal direction, and a central projection formed on an intermediate area interposed between the peripheral projections of the first abutting plane of the base portion. The peripheral projections are situated above laterally opposite edges of a first abutting plane of the rigid abutting member, and have a width dimension extending inside and outside the laterally opposite edges. The central projection projects outward from the first abutting plane of the base portion with the same height as the peripheral projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Okanaka, Tetsuji Andou
  • Publication number: 20100007069
    Abstract: A vibration damping system (10) includes a laminated body (16) formed by alternately laminating rigid hard plates (12) and viscoelastic soft plates (14). At both ends in the laminating direction, the laminated body (16) is connected to a vibration generation section and a vibration receiving section, respectively. The soft plate (14) arranged in a region subjected to a higher isostatic stress is made thicker than the soft plates (14) arranged in other regions. Even when the vibration damping system (10) is applied with vibration having a large amplitude and prying deformation is thereby caused, the soft members (14) are prevented from isostatic fracture to provide a significantly improved durability of the vibration damping system (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Masayoshi Kawada
  • Publication number: 20090279998
    Abstract: A vibration isolator for container, and the like, and a method of using the same which are applicable to general containers, and allow the loaded articles to be protected against vibration at the time of transportation, and the like, with the cost being held to a minimum. It is a vibration isolator (10) for container (C), and the like, which provides vibration isolation for cargo protection, being interposed beneath a transport container (C), a merchandise transport pallet, or the like, wherein shock absorbing members (50) are interposed between a base frame (20) and a load carrying frame (30); and at least at the four corners of the base frame (20), a latch receiving structure (25) of a twist lock (40) is disposed, and in the corresponding place in the load carrying frame (30), a twist lock (40) is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Akio Fukuda
  • Patent number: 7549620
    Abstract: An engine mount insulator is interposed between a chassis frame and an engine, and includes a lower housing including flanges fixed to a lateral side of the chassis frame by means of a bolt, and a reverse-V shaped plate provided between the flanges and extending toward the engine; an upper housing including a body, a predetermined portion of which is fixed to one side of the engine by means of a bolt, and wings having a reverse-V shape and extending downward from both sides of the body; a rubber member having a rectangular shape and including a first side assembled with an inner surface of the wings of the upper housing, and a second side assembled with the lower housing; and a side plate assembled with the upper housing by means of a bolt so as to support the rubber member from a lower portion of the rubber member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Kyung Wan Kang
  • Patent number: 7540479
    Abstract: There is provided a vibration damping device including; a pair of rubber arm portions connecting an inner fitting and an outer fitting to each other in the horizontal direction; and a rubber leg portion connecting in the vertical direction; the paired rubber arm portions are formed so that the thickness thereof decreases gradually from the inner fitting side toward the outer fitting side, and the rubber leg portion is formed so that each of both side surfaces is formed by an inwardly depressed curved surface, and is formed into a curved broaden shape toward the outer fitting side. Thereby, a spring constant in the horizontal direction is increased advantageously while a spring constant in the vertical direction kept large, and the durability of the rubber elastic body can be increased effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Okanaka, Kouichi Maeda, Tsutomu Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20090072457
    Abstract: A vibration damper comprises a vibration dampening structure and a load bearing plate disposed on the vibration dampening structure. The vibration dampening structure includes a slip resistant layer and at least one foam layer disposed between the slip resistant layer and the load bearing plate. A resilient mounting layer is disposed on the load bearing plate. The vibration damper may act directly between an underlying support surface and equipment or may act between the underlying support surface and a sheet of flooring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Paul C. Downey
  • Publication number: 20090034224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support arrangement for an inner module in an outer module, particularly for an inner vibrating frame in an outer frame of an outer housing, with a damping device between the inner and outer modules for absorbing forces acting in up to three coordinate directions relative to the inner and outer modules. The damping device is essentially constructed as an elastic polymer profile, particularly two polymer profiles, running round between the inner and outer modules and that the inner and outer modules are constructed with a bearing device for the elastic polymer profile or profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Armin Wiedemeier, Markus Weber, Markus Zbinden, Walter Tschopp, Andreas Amacker
  • Patent number: 7448478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an upper strut mount that allows rotation about three axes, accommodates the threaded end of a strut piston rod, is laterally stiff to almost completely eliminate side deflection, while maintaining a reasonable degree of vertical compliance. The strut mount uses a housing element to retain a spherical bearing between elastomeric bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Sean Thomas
  • Publication number: 20080128966
    Abstract: A damping ring is provided for isolating vibration between a fixing member and a structure. The damping ring includes a body and a protruding lip formed on the body. The body is installed on the structure and has a through hole opened along the central axis of the body, and the through hole is provided for the fixing member to be inserted therein. The protruding lip is formed on the edges of a opening of the through hole and surrounds the opening, and the protruding lip extends outwardly along the central axis of the body, and extends inwardly along the radial direction, so as to contact with the fixing member, such that a gap is formed between the fixing member and the body instead of directly contacting the fixing member with the body, thus vibration transmitted between the fixing member and the structure is cushioned and isolated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Hsieh-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 7316381
    Abstract: In a bearing support (10) for a laser resonator, adjacent support sections (11a, 11b) are directly and undetachably connected to each other by an articulated deflectable joint (12). An additional vertical safety on the bearing support is no longer necessary since the two support sections (11a, 11b) are already held together in a vertically secure manner by the articulated joint (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Trumpf Lasertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Häcker, Wolfgang Andreasch
  • Patent number: 7296786
    Abstract: A composite bushing including an outer sleeve coaxially surrounding an inner sleeve, and including an elastomeric body extending between the outer sleeve and the inner sleeve. The elastomeric body is provided with circumferentially alternating wedge sections having different physical characteristics, so as to provide a bushing having directional differences in resistance to deflection. The resiliency in a first radial direction appreciably differs from the resiliency in a second radial direction, where the second radial direction is at an angle to the first radial direction. The resulting bushing configuration can be used to attenuate vibration and noise in a vehicle, and thereby contribute to improved vehicle handling and ride comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Erich Hees
  • Patent number: 7232118
    Abstract: A fluid filled vibration-damping device includes an elastic body disposed between a first mounting member and a second mounting member and partially defines a fluid chamber having a non-compressible fluid sealed therein, and exhibits vibration damping action on the basis of flow action of the non-compressible fluid created within the fluid chamber during vibration input. At least one mounting member from among the first and second mounting members is formed independently of the elastic body and is disposed in abutment with the elastic body in an initial load acting direction, while making the mounting member displaceable away from the rubber elastic body in a opposite direction from the initial load acting direction. A rebound stop mechanism for limiting displacement of the mounting member away from the rubber elastic body in a cushion-wise fashion is disposed between the first and second mounting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignees: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Maeno, Atsushi Muramatsu, Nobuhiro Yasumuro, Naoki Kaneda, Shigeki Okai
  • Patent number: 7178795
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a vehicle suspension component comprising a support housing having an aperture. A rod is partially disposed within the aperture and displaceable relative to the support housing along a line of travel. A rigid core is fixedly mounted to the rod and moves with the rod. An insulator is disposed about the rigid core between the support housing and the rigid core. The insulator has a number of portions separable from each other and separately placed about the rigid core. The portions each have interlocking sections cooperating with each other to couple the portions together and encapsulate the rigid core such that the rigid core is isolated from the support housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Anand Huprikar, Nathaniel Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6959922
    Abstract: A transmission mount structure for mounting a transmission connected to an end of a transverse-mounted engine to a vehicle body includes an elastic main vibration-damping member for reducing both vibrations in a vertical direction and vibrations in a roll direction, and an elastic auxiliary vibration-damping member smaller in diameter or thickness than the main vibration-damping member and extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the roll direction. The auxiliary vibration-damping member has a constricted portion formed at a longitudinal central portion thereof and having a smaller cross-section than any other part of the auxiliary vibration-damping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Miyahara