Holder Inserted Within Work Aperture Patents (Class 269/47)
  • Patent number: 9616529
    Abstract: A one-piece piston including a combustion bowl which is cast to its final form and includes at least one irregularity spaced from a central axis. The piston is initially fabricated of an upper crown member and a lower crown member, which are joined together. The piston is then chucked into a machine tool, such as a CNC lathe, which locates either the piston's top surface or a portion of the combustion bowl and establishes its location as a datum plane. It is this datum plane which serves as a reference location for subsequent machining operations of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventors: Airton Martins, Carmo Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 9463554
    Abstract: A clamp (10) comprises a plastic molded threaded screw portion (12) and a molded U-shaped plastic clamp portion (26). The U-shaped plastic clamp portion (26) has two legs (28, 30) projecting from a base (32). One of the two legs (28) has molded plastic threads (29) which engage plastic threads (15) of the plastic threaded screw portion (12). The plastic molded screw portion (12) has a swivel portion (20) which swivels relative to the plastic molded screw portion. A method of making an injection molded plastic clamp (10) comprises molding a first plastic clamp portion (12) in a mold, molding a second U-shaped plastic clamp portion (26) to the first clamp portion in a mold containing the first clamp portion to form an assembled injection molded plastic clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Blake, III
  • Patent number: 9289869
    Abstract: A workpiece holder for selectively mounting a workpiece along x, y and z axes is provided. A stationary base clamp includes a first protrusion extending from a first top surface having a first contact surface positioned at an acute angle relative to the first top surface. A clamp dog is slidably disposed within a partial slot defined in the base clamp and includes a second protrusion extending from a second top surface. The second protrusion may include second and third contact surfaces that are both positioned at an acute angle relative to the second top surface. An adjustment mechanism operatively connects the base clamp and clamp dog to selectively move the workpiece holder between clamped and release positions. In particular, the second protrusion is moved away from the first protrusion to the clamped position so that the contact surfaces engage a dovetail wall of a recess formed in the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: David J. Lelonek
  • Patent number: 9174329
    Abstract: A tool for repositioning a plunger is formed from a pair of concentric and relatively rotatable shafts. The inner and tubular outer shafts respectively support enlarged forward and rear head elements. The shafts are relatively rotatable between a first position, in which the cross-sectional profiles of the head elements are aligned, and a second position, in which the cross-sectional profiles of the head elements are in skewed opposition. A ball detent mechanism at the interface between the forward and rear head elements permits accurate location of the first and second positions. The tool is used with a tubular collar element having a stem section and an enlarged flange section, and a disk-shaped platform element having a centrally disposed and internally threaded opening. The threaded opening in the platform element receives the externally threaded outer shaft of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Iron Horse Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin K. Villines
  • Patent number: 9027915
    Abstract: A retractable assembly for introducing an insertable device into a container through a container opening, comprising: a linear guide, which is releasably mountable on the container via a holder; and, guided along the linear guide, a slider, on which an articulated head is so seated, that it has at least two degrees of freedom perpendicular to the linear guide, wherein the insertable device is at least axially guided in the articulated head in the mounted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Walter Kamber, Lukas Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150123333
    Abstract: A positioning device includes a fixing mechanism, a first positioning assembly, a second positioning assembly. The fixing mechanism includes a base, a first moving member movably passing through the base, and a second moving member movably passing through the base. The first positioning assembly includes a bottom board and two first guide portions protruding from the bottom board. Each first guide portion forms one first incline surface. The second positioning assembly includes a base body and two second guide portions. The base body is positioned between the two first guide portions respectively positioned on opposite side surfaces of the base body. Each second guide portion forms a guiding surface. The first moving member is fixed with the bottom board at one end away from the base. The second moving member is fixed with the base body at one end away from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: HSIU-LUNG CHANG, WEI YANG, KE HU, JIAN ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20150097327
    Abstract: Fixturing elements for positioning components on a work surface with a fixed or variable pitch are disclosed. The fixturing elements include a bottom portion adapted to be coupled directly or indirectly to the work surface and a top portion with a generally horizontally-extending slot or track. An insert is adapted to be positioned within the slot or track, which allows the insert to be slid or positioned at any number of positions along the slot or track. The insert may, for example, include a vertically-extending pin or a threaded hole that is adapted to receive other components. In some embodiments, the fixturing element may include an exterior side slot that opens into the slot or track, and a handle element may be inserted through the side slot and into the insert, allowing the inserted to be positioned using the handle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: John Morgan
  • Patent number: 8991803
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus and method that can be used to secure a component to be tested to a testing device when the mounting holes of the component are offset from each other in one or more axes in relation to the axis of the component to be tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
    Inventors: John Kleifgen, Chad Samp, Lee Jardine, Garret Miller
  • Publication number: 20140325926
    Abstract: An assembly for coping and mounting trim molding is provided. A trim holding device for mounting a finish trim molding and a coping device are provided. The coping device includes a platform, having a back, into which to place a finish trim molding for coping and cutting, and a blade assembly having a cutter blade and configured to be manually actuated by a lever. The blade assembly is adjustable and is configured to rotate. The cutter blade is configured specifically to a size and a shape of the finish trim molding to be cut and coped. The mounting device includes a bracket, having a pair of mounting flanges, configured for placement along a wall. The bracket and flanges form generally an “F” shape trim holding device. The flanges are configured to securely hold a finish trim molding without the use of nails, glues, and adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Armacost
  • Publication number: 20140284860
    Abstract: Clamping device for clamping a workpiece defining at least three protection holes, includes a supporting seat, a pressing plate, a clamping assembly, and an operation assembly. The supporting seat can define a sliding groove, a first receiving groove, a second receiving groove, and a receiving hole, and includes a protrusion portion. The pressing plate can be securely stacked upon the supporting seat. The clamping assembly can include a first and a second clamping subassembly, and is sandwiched between the supporting seat and the pressing plate. The operation assembly can include a locking member and a transmission pin eccentrically assembled to an end of the locking member. When the locking member is rotated, the transmission pin can be driven to resist the second clamping subassembly to be partially exposed from the supporting seat, simultaneously. The locking member can resist the first subassembly to be partially exposed from the supporting seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-Chao CHEN, Xiao-Bing XU
  • Publication number: 20140265096
    Abstract: A mandrel for manufacturing a vascular device for treating a vessel includes an elongate strand and a plurality of bulbs coupled to the elongate strand. The elongate strand may extend through each of the plurality of bulbs. The mandrel may include first and second elongate strands each including a plurality of bulbs. The first and second elongate strands may be separable at an intermediate portion coupling the first and second elongate strands. A vascular device manufactured utilizing the mandrel may be configured to treat a vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Insera Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vallabh Janardhan, Vikram Janardhan
  • Patent number: 8820726
    Abstract: An abutment fixing apparatus comprising a holder, a body connected to the body, and at least one installation recess into which at least one abutment is inserted. The abutment fixing apparatus further comprises at least one fixing unit connected to the body and fixing the abutment at a desire position of the at least one installation recess, and the at least one fixing unit moves the abutment in a direction equal to an insertion direction of the abutment into the at least one installation recess or applies a pressure to an entire external surface of a portion of the abutment, which is covered with the at least one fixing unit, to fix the abutment at the desired position of the at least one installation recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Myong Hee Yeom
  • Patent number: 8807549
    Abstract: A clamp for maintaining tight physical contact between two workpieces is disclosed. Using a pocket hole in one workpiece, the clamp includes a rod or pin which engages that workpiece. The second workpiece is either maintained in position by a resilient bumper which is clamped thereon, or by a threaded screw bolt which engages the other workpiece and drives the two together between the screw bolt and pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Rockler Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Henze, Daniel Patrick Banasik
  • Patent number: 8784939
    Abstract: A shoe platen to securely hold a shoe so that graphics, including custom graphics, can be printed on the shoe automatically. The platen comprises a shoe plate 102 configured to receive shoes such as high-top shoes or low top shoes. Adjusters 104, 106 can also be used to accommodate shoes of various styles and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Pics on Kicks, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Romero, Fernando Padilla
  • Patent number: 8770565
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a jig for surface treatment, which is used for fixing a metal plate having a bearing for surface treatment. The jig for surface treatment according to the present disclosure passes a hanging rod through the metal plate. Thereby, the jig for surface treatment will not contact with a processed surface of the metal plate and hence making no apparent flaws on the processed surface and maintaining completeness processed surface. In addition, the jig for surface treatment can load a plurality of metal plates at a time, performing surface treatment on the plurality of metal plates simultaneously, and thus improving productivity and practicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Huai-Gang Liu, Chih-Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 8764001
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus for assembling a display, includes a supporting bracket. The supporting bracket includes a plate and a restricting arm connected to the plate. The restricting arm includes a connection portion and a restricting portion the restricting. The restricting portion is parallel to the plate to define a restricting space between the restricting portion and the plate. The restricting space receives the display therein. The restricting portion and the plate restricts the display in the restricting space in a first direction which is perpendicular to the plate. A plurality of blocks are movably mounted on the plate. The plurality of blocks restrict the display in the restrict space in a second direction which is parallel to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Yang, Bao-Quan Shi, Rong Yang
  • Patent number: 8746666
    Abstract: A media carrier, adapted to hold a plurality of pieces of magnetic media, is disclosed. This media carrier can be placed on the workpiece support, or platen, allowing the magnetic media to be processed. In some embodiments, the media carrier is designed such that only one side of the magnetic media is exposed, requiring a robot or other equipment to invert each piece of media in the carrier to process the second side. In other embodiments, the media carrier is designed such that both sides of the magnetic media are exposed. In this scenario, the media carrier is inverted on the platen to allow processing of the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hertel, Julian Blake, Edward Macintosh, Alexander Kontos, Frank Sinclair, Christopher Rowland, Mayur Jagtap, Sankar Ganesh Kolappan
  • Patent number: 8740204
    Abstract: A pin for the production and positioning of parts made of composite material and glued together in an aircraft, the pin including an elongated body (1), which is inserted in the holes purposely provided on parts of the aircraft or of the assembly jig. The pin also includes a head (2) that limits insertion of the pin in the holes, the body and the head being integrated in a single body made of a thermoplastic material. The process of production of the pin is a molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Alenia Aermacchi, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Midali, Agnellini Elio
  • Patent number: 8728149
    Abstract: A polymeric tube is positioned on a polymeric mandrel and then laser cut to form an implantable medical device, such as a stent. The assembly and method reduces contamination of the inner surface of the stent, which would be caused if conventional glass or metal mandrels are used, while simultaneously reducing damage to the inner surface of the stent due to the shielding effect of the polymeric mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Svava Maria Atladottir, David C. Gale, Klaus Kleine
  • Publication number: 20140103590
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cutting a cover from a portion of a housing of an electronic device, and positioning the cover within the housing are provided. An electronic device can include an interface having an actuator over which a cover is placed. The cover can be constructed by cutting away a portion of a housing of the electronic device. To improve the aesthetic appeal of the device, the orientation of the cover can be maintained while and after it is cut away from the housing by a fixture used for the cutting process. An adhesive sheet can be placed over the housing and the cover to ensure that the cover remains stationary relative to the housing once it is separated from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: KYLE YEATES, STEPHEN B. LYNCH
  • Publication number: 20140069164
    Abstract: Toe clamps generally shaped like hollow cylinder sectors or ring segments, methods of manufacturing such toe clamps, a toe clamping arrangement including such toe clamps, and a fixture for use in manufacturing such toe clamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: DADCO, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Cotter
  • Publication number: 20140069180
    Abstract: To provide a rim assembly to which even a small tire can be mounted, a tire testing machine, and a rim assembly replacement method. The rim assembly having an upper rim and a lower rim in a pair to which a tire to be tested is mounted, includes: a pin provided on the lower rim; a pin receiving portion that is provided on the upper rim and engageable with the pin; and a groove portion having a recessed groove with a recessed section that can house at least a part of a tip of the pin, formed in a surface of the upper rim on a side of the lower rim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ueda, Makoto Tachibana
  • Jig
    Patent number: 8657273
    Abstract: The jig 1 is used for positioning an inner tube and a transition piece of a combustor for a gas turbine when assembling the combustor. The jig 1 has the alignment member 2 that is inserted into the transition piece when positioning the transition piece to determine an installation position of the transition piece. The alignment member 2 has an outer circumferential shape which is substantially the same as an inner circumferential shape of the transition piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Horiuchi, Shoichi Bairaku
  • Publication number: 20140047691
    Abstract: An elastic convex wall alignment system for aligning components includes a first component and a second component. The system also has a plurality of upstanding elastic convex walls disposed on at least one of the components, the convex walls each having a convex wall surface and a non-convex wall surface. The system further has a plurality of apertures formed in at least one of the components, each aperture having an aperture wall, the plurality of apertures geometrically distributed in coordinated relationship to a geometrical distribution of the plurality of elastic convex walls such that each elastic convex wall is receivable into a respective aperture, wherein when each elastic convex wall is received into its respective aperture an elastic deformation occurs at an interface between the convex wall and the aperture wall, and wherein the elastic deformation is elastically averaged over the plurality of elastic convex walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joel Colombo, Steven E. Morris, Michael D. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8613432
    Abstract: A fixture includes a holding apparatus, a receiving block, and an attachment rod. The holding apparatus defines a through hole. The receiving block is mounted on the holding apparatus. A receiving opening is defined in the receiving block. The receiving opening is aligned with the through hole. An attachment rod includes a body which includes ferromagnetic materials. The body is configured to be received in the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Lung Chou, Hung-Chieh Chang, Chi-Chung Huang, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8607451
    Abstract: A combustor-transition-piece guide jig is constituted by two rails, a fixing member, and a holding member. The fixing member is provided at one ends of the rails and attached to a combustor attachment port. The rails are inserted from the combustor attachment port toward inside of the combustor casing and fixed to the combustor attachment port by the fixing member. The rails come into contact with a combustor-transition-piece guiding part provided on a combustor transition piece to guide a movement of the combustor transition piece in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Arase, Sosuke Nakamura, Norihiko Motoyama
  • Patent number: 8608148
    Abstract: A tool holder (2) defines three stop surfaces (18, 20, 22), which lie in three planes (60, 62, 64), which are perpendicular to each other. A pin (24), which can be lowered into the base body (8) of the tool holder (2) and extended from it, is to be introduced into a receptacle (42) of the tool (4) and comprises a slanted active contact surface (26), which defines a fourth plane (66), which intersects each of the three planes (60, 62, 64) of the tool holder (2) at an acute angle, as a result of which the active pressure surface (26), upon the extension of the pin (24), exerts a force component toward each of the three stop surfaces (18, 20, 22). A corresponding tool (4) and a workstation with the tool holder (2) and the tool (4) attached thereto are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reinhold Ruf, Wolfgang Rodi, Hans-Martin Poehler, Uwe Hiller
  • Patent number: 8602401
    Abstract: A bladder-type jig which is suitably used for manufacturing a stiffened panel structure using a hat stringer, and improves durability of the jig to enable repeated use of the jig. A body which is a body of a bladder has a hollow pipe-shape inside thereof. One end portion of the body is sealed by a terminal metal member, and the interior of body is in an air-tight condition. An insertion portion of the terminal metal member is inserted into a hollow space of the end portion of the body. A plurality of band-shaped groove portions are provided on the outer peripheral surface of the insertion portion such that the groove portions are wound around the outer peripheral surface. The band-shaped groove portions form a plurality of annular adhesive layers between the inner surface of the body and the outer peripheral surface of the insertion portion. This makes it possible to enhance an adhesive state between the body and the terminal metal member and air tightness in the interior of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sana, Yasuo Hanafusa, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8573575
    Abstract: A reference tool for assembly jigs for aircraft structures includes a constraint pin (1), for being inserted into holes purposely provided on the assembly jig for aircraft structures and a reference support (2), associated with the pin, for generating a gap between the parts of the aircraft structure, during assemblage, of a known and standardized amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Midali, Agnellini Elio
  • Patent number: 8550326
    Abstract: A mandrel that provides a counter-force to the pressure exerted on the outside of a pipe or other arcuate surface by a friction stir welding tool, wherein the mandrel is expandable through the use of a wedge, and wherein the mandrel enables multiple friction stir welding heads to simultaneously perform welding on the arcuate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: MegaStir Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott M. Packer, Jonathan A. Babb, Russell J Steel, Steve W. Larsen, Paul T. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20130241133
    Abstract: Disclosed are stent holding devices having a support mandrel and one or more stent retaining fixtures disposed on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may include a character identifier to facilitate tracking a stent mounted on the holding device. The retaining fixture may include a conical protrusion and a conical recess to allow any number of retaining fixtures to engage each other and be stacked on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may include a tubular member having a spiral cut that enables the diameter of the tubular member to be adjusted to allow for a frictional fit on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may have a Z-shaped or T-shaped structure configured to retain a stent. The stent retaining fixture may also have a filament for retaining a stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Rodriguez-Mejia PLANS, Javier Palomar Moreno, Tomás Madden, David O'Neill, Victoria May Gong
  • Publication number: 20130241131
    Abstract: Disclosed are stent holding devices having a support mandrel and one or more stent retaining fixtures disposed on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may include a character identifier to facilitate tracking a stent mounted on the holding device. The retaining fixture may include a conical protrusion and a conical recess to allow any number of retaining fixtures to engage each other and be stacked on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may include a tubular member having a spiral cut that enables the diameter of the tubular member to be adjusted to allow for a frictional fit on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may have a Z-shaped or T-shaped structure configured to retain a stent. The stent retaining fixture may also have a filament for retaining a stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Rodriguez-Mejia Plans, Javier Palomar Moreno, Tomás Madden, David O'Neill, Victoria May Gong
  • Publication number: 20130241132
    Abstract: Disclosed are stent holding devices having a support mandrel and one or more stent retaining fixtures disposed on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may include a character identifier to facilitate tracking a stent mounted on the holding device. The retaining fixture may include a conical protrusion and a conical recess to allow any number of retaining fixtures to engage each other and be stacked on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may include a tubular member having a spiral cut that enables the diameter of the tubular member to be adjusted to allow for a frictional fit on the mandrel. The retaining fixture may have a Z-shaped or T-shaped structure configured to retain a stent. The stent retaining fixture may also have a filament for retaining a stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Rodriguez-Mejia PLANS, Javier Palomar Moreno, Tomás Madden, David O'Neill, Victoria May Gong
  • Patent number: 8534638
    Abstract: A removable stand assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a first stand removably mountable to a gas turbine engine on one side of a center of gravity of the gas turbine engine and a second stand removably mountable to the gas turbine engine on a second side of the center of gravity of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Alexander, David Lau, David Eugene Martinez, Brian C. DeDe
  • Patent number: 8488732
    Abstract: A communication receiver and a receiving method are disclosed. An analog front-end device samples a receiving signal and generates a sampled signal. A signal detector detects presence of the receiving signal according to the sampled signal. A symbol timing recovery (STR) unit determines an optimal symbol sampling point according to a zero-crossing point of the sampled signal when the receiving signal is present, and then generates a recovered symbol based on an optimally chosen sampled value according to the optimal symbol sampling point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Himax Media Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsi Hung, Shiang-Lun Kao
  • Publication number: 20130154173
    Abstract: A clamp rod assembly apparatus, comprising: a cylindrical housing having a first end, a second end, and a raised cylindrical portion; a first round bushing having a longitudinal octagonal bore and received in the first end of the cylindrical housing; a second round bushing having a longitudinal octagonal bore and received in the second end of cylindrical housing; a ram having an attachment end portion and an octagonal shaft end portion which slides in the longitudinal octagonal bore of the first round bushing and the longitudinal octagonal bore of the second round bushing; a nose portion having a clamp pad stem, a nose piece, and a lock nut, the clamp pad stem threadably attached to the ram to allow the length of the clamp pad stem to be adjusted, and the nosepiece attached to the clamp pad stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy J. Farnham
  • Patent number: 8459527
    Abstract: A welding jig for ensuring concentricity of an interior surface of a pipe with a circular outer periphery of a bolting flange thereon, comprising (i) a frame member; (ii) two spaced-apart rollers positioned at one end of said frame member, each adapted to remain in contacting engagement during welding with said circular outer periphery of said bolting flange; and (iii) a chill block, having a convexly-curved outer surface of a curvature corresponding to a desired inner diameter of said pipe, adapted to be positioned proximate said interior surface of said pipe. The rollers permit translational movement of the chill block about a center point of said pipe flange when the welding jig is placed on the pipe flange, to permit uniform diametrical deposition of weld material on said inner diameter of said pipe flange. A method of making a pipe is further disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Indutech Canada LP
    Inventor: Derek J. Wolstenholme
  • Patent number: 8459627
    Abstract: A strip-shaped protrusion and a corresponding strip-shaped groove are respectively configured at a first holder and a second holder of an APR plate device, such that as an APR plate is clamped by the first holder and the second holder via their clamping surfaces, the strip-shaped protrusion and the strip-shaped groove further push and slightly deform the APR plate for enhancement of the clamping toward the APR plate, thereby preventing problems of buckling or tearing of the APR plate due to insufficient clamping force of the holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Tsai Chan, Chiang-Che Chang, Shen-You Yeh
  • Patent number: 8448929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a riveting tack (50) to be introduced into coaxial openings of at least two elements to be assembled, and comprising a hollow cylindrical body (51), a rod (53) passing through the hollow body and partially provided with an external thread (52a), a nut (54) mounted on the threaded end (53a), two half-clips (56) fixed to the rod (53) and comprising hooking lips (57) on the ends thereof, and a spacer (58) arranged between the two half-clips (56), the rod/half-clip set being axially mobile along the spacer (58) between a first position wherein the hooking lips (57) are radially close, and a second position wherein the two half-clips (56) are retracted inside the hollow body (51) and radially distanced from each other. The invention is characterized in that the set formed by the half-clips (56) and the spacer (58) is, in the cross-section thereof, in the form of a near-perfect circle having a diameter identical to the inner diameter of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Lisi Aerospace
    Inventors: Philippe Prot, Marc Roussy
  • Publication number: 20130111752
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a root section of a rotor blade of a wind turbine is disclosed. The method includes assembling a plurality of supporting rods with an interface section to a hub interface of the wind turbine in an essentially circular shape such that there are gaps between the supporting rods; arranging first fibres in the gaps which first fibres are physically and/or chemically compatible with an injection material; placing a first molding tool along an outer surface of the circular shape and a second molding tool along an inner surface of the circular shape, treating the injection material so that it bonds with the first fibres. The invention also concerns a supporting rod holding arrangement for such purpose and a root section of a rotor blade manufactured by such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Kristian Lehmann Madsen, Karsten Schibsbye
  • Publication number: 20130098885
    Abstract: A method manufactures a head suspension by laser-welding the flexure to the load beam at a first welding spot so that a tongue is pressed against a convex portion under predetermined load. The method includes step of forming, before joining the flexure and load beam together, at least one positioning reference hole in each of the flexure and load beam within a circular range that is defined around the first welding spot with a radius equal to a distance between the first welding spot and the projection, laying the flexure and load beam one on another, inserting reference pin into the reference holes, and laser-welding the flexure and load beam to each other at the first welding spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD
    Inventor: NHK SPRING CO., LTD
  • Publication number: 20130099415
    Abstract: A device for holding a component to be sheathed with plastic includes a holding element for producing a releasable mechanical keyed connection with an affixation region of the component, which holding element has a push-twist locking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130074334
    Abstract: One or more support elements radially extend through one or more openings defined in a turbine engine casing and are configured to centralize and at least partially support a rotor assembly of the engine during an engine disassembly or assembly procedure. The support elements are configured to transfer any rotor assembly weight loads to an engine casing while a bearing support of the rotor assembly is absent or removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Joseph SWIDERSKI, Scott SMITH, Lawrence MARSHALL
  • Patent number: 8376336
    Abstract: A pin clamp assembly is provided that includes a housing, a locating pin, and a finger. The locating pin is movable with respect to the housing. The locating pin can also selectively entirely retract inside the housing. A finger is supported by the locating pin and retractable and extendable into and out of the locating pin. The finger is also extendable out of the locating pin when at least a portion of the locating pin supporting the finger is exterior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: PHD, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce D. McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20130038008
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates commencement and execution off-loom bead weaving stitches such as, but not limited to, odd/even count Peyote (Gourd), Two (or more) Drop Peyote, Herringbone (Ndebele), Brick (Comanche/Cheyenne), Right Angle Weave, Netting, and derivative stitches. The apparatus in all embodiments provides means to temporarily secure beads by use of one or more of the following: a nonflexible or flexible filament-with or without aid of a sewing needle, friction, clasping with means to engage and disengage or a releasable adhesive in a format that enables the user to have improved sightline and access to the beads, improved control of bead placement resulting in a reduction of color placement and stitch execution errors, and allows the completed or in progress beadwork to be removed from the apparatus intact. The apparatus may be formatted for bead size and configured or combined to accommodate the width of the desired beadwork.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Deborah Jean Hall
  • Patent number: 8371565
    Abstract: A clamping device for clamping a substrate with a first surface and a second surface includes a supporting plate and a number of clamping units. The supporting plate includes a base portion and an engaging portion. The base portion includes a base surface. The engaging portion protrudes from the base surface of the base portion and includes an engaging surface facing away from the base surface. The supporting plate defines a through hole in the engaging surface. The supporting plate is configured for supporting the substrate on the engaging surface of the engaging portion. The clamping units are configured for clamping the substrate on the supporting plate such that the engaging surface of the engaging portion engaging surface is substantially coplanar with the first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tai-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8369098
    Abstract: A bracket is used to support a motherboard. The bracket includes a framework, a first supporting element, and a second supporting element. The framework includes a front bar, a back bar, and two side bars, corporately bounding a receiving space. The first and second supporting elements are received in the receiving space and connected to the two side bars. A number of through holes corresponding to a number of through holes of the motherboard are defined in the framework, the first supporting element, and the second supporting elements to fix the motherboard on the bracket via a plurality of screw pillars extending through the plurality of through holes of the bracket and the plurality of through holes of the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fa-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8360406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a securing device for plate-like work pieces, comprising a body member and an anchor member, the body member having a first end and a second end, the first end having an engagement portion, a biasing member to basis the body member laterally within a plurality of aligned openings in said work pieces and biasing the engagement portion past the openings, the engagement portion having an operative surface to engage an outer surface on a first outer work piece, the body member including a threadable portion, the anchor member being operable to engage an outer surface on a second outer work piece, the anchor member including a threaded member to engage the threadable portion, the threaded member be rotationally operational to draw the body member toward the anchor member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Quickmill, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Piggott
  • Patent number: 8348254
    Abstract: This invention concerns a carpet stand for lifting carpet, containing a rigid lift tip body along its long axis, further containing a support rod and a lifting tip. The lifting tip itself lies tangent to the exterior of the rigid lift tip's body, and perpendicular to its long axis, and is shaped such that it may grip or hold onto, into the backing of a carpet. The support rod itself is sized so that it may pass through the backing of a carpet. The support rod is then inserted down through the carpet such that the lift tip will grip and raise the carpet a distance sufficient to separate a carpet from its supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Blu Mooney
  • Patent number: 8328076
    Abstract: A welding jig for ensuring concentricity of an interior surface of a pipe with a circular outer periphery of a bolting flange thereon, comprising (i) a frame member; (ii) two spaced-apart rollers positioned at one end of said frame member, each adapted to remain in contacting engagement during welding with said circular outer periphery of said bolting flange; and (iii) a chill block, having a convexly-curved outer surface of a curvature corresponding to a desired inner diameter of said pipe, adapted to be positioned proximate said interior surface of said pipe. The rollers permit translational movement of the chill block about a center point of said pipe flange when the welding jig is placed on the pipe flange, to permit uniform diametrical deposition of weld material on said inner diameter of said pipe flange. A method of making a pipe is further disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Indutech Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Derek J. Wolstenholme