Abstract: A clip for coupling a portable computing device to a shopping cart comprises an inner sleeve. The inner sleeve partially encircles and applies a force to a tubular element of the shopping cart. An outer sleeve partially encircles the inner sleeve and couples the inner sleeve to the tubular element of the shopping cart. One of the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve includes a protrusion that mates with a groove in the other of the inner sleeve and the outer sleeve for locking the inner sleeve in the outer sleeve. The inner sleeve further includes a interlock slide that extends from a region of the inner sleeve not encircled by the outer sleeve for communicating with a mobile device cradle. The portable computing device is coupled to the mobile device cradle. A mobile device holder holds a mobile device for a shopper while shopping in a retail store.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a storage system including a biodegradable plastic material that can be used in applications where biodegradability and biocompatibility are among primary desirable features, while having qualities which are desired for the various uses of the storage system. The present invention includes process to make the storage system and for transporting article wherein they can be stored at their destination.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing underwater beds includes a plurality of polygonal hollow pipes arranged side by side, the upper ends of which form a horizontal, substantially flat working platform. Each hollow pipe has a horizontal projection with a flange extending vertically and a corresponding flange insertion aperture with a slot immediately above it running vertically and extending as far as the upper end of the hollow pipe, the aperture being further away from the upper end of the hollow pipe than the projection with the flange and having a greater horizontal dimension than the slot. Neighboring hollow pipes engage one another via a respective projection with a corresponding slot. The hollow pipes cannot be moved relative to one another horizontally. Individual pipes can only be pulled out individually in an upward direction at the platform outer edge.
Abstract: A tube interconnection system is disclosed that includes multiple interconnection components having base portions and one or more band connection systems. The interconnection components can be configured to interact to be in a coupled state. To this end, a ratcheting mechanism can be configured to releasably hold the first interconnection component and the second interconnection component in various rotated positions relative to one another in the coupled state.
Abstract: Pipe holders retain a first pipe and a second pipe having a connector cable extending through the second pipe. The pipe holder has a first retaining section that detachably holds and fixes the first pipe and a second retaining section that detachably holds and fixes the second pipe. A second retaining chamber is surrounded by an internal surface of the second retaining section. A guide section communicatively connects the second retaining chamber to outside of the pipe holder, wherein the first retaining section, the second retaining section and the guide section are made of metal, and the connector cable that extends through second pipe and has at least one end to be connected to an electronic musical instrument is guided through the guide section to the outside. A coupling section couples the first retaining section and the second retaining section, wherein the guide section is formed in the coupling section.
Abstract: A clamp for a musical instrument stand is equipped with a pipe retaining section having a metal base section formed with an abutting surface having a cylindrical inner peripheral surface, and a metal fastening section formed with a fastening surface having a cylindrical inner peripheral surface that is opposite to the abutting surface of the base section, wherein the abutting surface and the fastening surface hold an outer peripheral surface of a pipe from one side and another side to retain the pipe, and the clamp comprises a pipe sleeve in a semi-cylindrical shape that is made of a resin material, and has an outer peripheral surface to be abutted to the abutting surface or the fastening surface so as to be mounted on the abutting surface or the fastening surface; and a recessed section that is provided in a concave shape in a portion of at least one surface among an outer peripheral surface of the pipe sleeve, the abutting surface and the fastening surface, wherein a predetermined space surrounded by the re
Abstract: Compositions and methods keep cords, such as electrical connectors for computers and home entertainment systems, tidy and organized with clasp members that run at least partly along the exterior cord surface. Cords may be optionally coupled to other cords in a concatenated arrangement, for example, and cords may be coupled to one or more objects such as a desk or a cabinet. A cord coupled to another cord or to an object may be optionally decoupled from the other cord or from the object.
Abstract: An occupant-protection device including an airbag, and a gas generator connected to a filler tube for inflating the airbag. The filler tube has at least one inlet opening situated on its external wall between its two tube ends and is equipped with at least one adapter for allowing the flow of gas between the gas generator and the inlet opening.
Abstract: A connector arrangement for use in a fuel system, the connector arrangement comprising a bridge member shaped for cooperation with at least first and second members to be connected to a housing, and a clamp arrangement for clamping the bridge member to the housing, the bridge member transmitting a clamping load from the clamp means to the first and second members. The invention also relates to a connector arrangement comprising a plurality of high pressure fuel pipes which are supplied with fuel from a common inlet passage, the common inlet passage being arranged, in use, to receive fuel from a high pressure fuel supply. Each of the pipes comprises one or more outlet region which is connectable with an inlet region of a respective injector forming part of the fuel system to permit high pressure fuel to be supplied to said injector.
May 31, 2002
Date of Patent:
October 12, 2004
Delphi Technologies, Inc.
Michael Peter Cooke, John Roderick Jefferson
Abstract: A connection coupling forms a line connection for liquid or gaseous substances to microcomponents (1) in platelet form. A coupling body (2), which is substantially U-shaped in cross section, accommodates the edge of the plate-like microcomponent (1) between an upper limb plate (3), which has the line connection (14), and a lower limb plate (5). An edge web (6) forms a transverse stop for an edge (8) of the microcomponent (1). A further stop means, for example a lug (9), forms a longitudinal stop for positioning of the microcomponents (1).
Abstract: A method for connection of a first, stationary pipe (21) with a second, movable pipe on a seabed (20). The first pipe (21) is initially enclosed with clearance by a first sleeve (6) of a rigid frame (1). The second pipe is pulled into the frame (1) and enclosed by a second sleeve (7) of the frame (1). From each sleeve (6,7) there protrudes a pipe connection. The pipe connections are interconnected via an interconnecting pipe. Between each sleeve inside the pipe connections and the pipes (21) connected thereto, a gasket is mounted. The gasket is clamped between the sleeves and the pipes by means of jacks. A perforating device finally provides holes through each sleeve (6,7) and the wall of the associated pipe (21), whereby a communication is obtained between the pipes via the pipe connections and the interconnecting pipe. A device for implementing the method and a device for sealing connection of a sleeve with a pipe.
September 6, 2002
May 29, 2003
Tore Andersen, Atle Rangnes, Stein Tore Haavimb, Joren Breda
Abstract: There is difference between coefficients of thermal expansion of the first member and the second member. A mismatch occurs between the walls of the first member and the second member when the temperature is changed significantly. Stress generated by this mismatch is distributed among and received by respective fitting sections of respective concave portions and respective convex portions. Because these fitting sections exist above and below the joining member, stress generated by the mismatch is distributed and received by the fitting sections before the stress reaches the joining member. Therefore, only a little stress acts on the joining member.
Abstract: In a header pipe for use in a heat exchanger composed of a header pipe body, both ends of which are closed, and a heating medium pipe, one end of which is connected to the header pipe body, on an outer circumferential surface of the header pipe body, there is formed a connecting opening which is open in an axial direction of the header pipe body, and one end portion of the heating medium pipe is inserted into the connecting opening.
Abstract: An inner half cylinder and an outer half cylinder are brazed to each other to form a cylindrical header tank. Both ends of tubes are connected to the inner half cylinder. An opening of the outer half cylinder is communicated with an opening of a joint pipe. A tongue portion which is provided on the periphery of the opening of the outer half cylinder is inserted and curled in the opening of the joint pipe so as to fix the joint pipe on the outer half cylinder firmly.
Abstract: A conduit assembly for cabling has a multiplicity of plastic tubes with outer polygonal cross sections having more than three sides and is intended for direct insertion in the ground in a compact bundle in which there is practically no free space which can serve for water drainage. The tubes are connected with webs which are flexible and are so oriented that they are linearly aligned in an open array of the tubes so that the tubes are coplanar and can be coiled or coiled onto a drum or uncoiled from a drum.
March 23, 1990
Date of Patent:
August 6, 1991
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ernst Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG
Abstract: A show bar assembly for attachment to side panels of a pick-up truck or like vehicles capable of being adjusted and mounted on such vehicles of a plurality of different sizes and configurations and support a variety of automotive light accessories and the like at different locations as chosen by the owner. The show bar assembly comprises an upright front bar formed of three tubular members collectively forming an inverted U-shaped first bar unit to extend above the side panels of the truck and a second bar unit also collectively forming an inverted U-shaped angled bracing bar unit with the top section thereof immediately adjacent and paralleling the top section of the first bar unit. Each of these side tube sections of the first and second bar units have a mounting plate at the respective lower ends thereof for fixing the lower end portions thereof to truck side panels in deliberate mechanical tensioned relation minimizing vibration and looseness between component parts.
April 27, 1989
Date of Patent:
March 19, 1991
Michael J. Straka, Ronald H. Greenberg, Jr., Larry A. Libey
Abstract: An attachment for an appliance such as a washing machine that is connected to a water or other fluid inlet source that surrounds the hose connections from the fluid source to the appliance in a manner that prevents any leakage from the connector hoses from escaping into the vicinity around the appliance and flooding that area. Any excess fluid is instead directed via a drainage hose into an appropriate drainage site. The hose protector device has sleeves that cover and surround each individual hose connected to the appliance. The sleeves are interconnected to each other by a bridging conduit positioned between the sleeves. A drainage hose is attached to one of the interconnecting means and the sleeves so that any fluid accumulating in the sleeves is transported out of the sleeves through the drainage hose and into the appropriate drainage site, such as a floor drain or standpipe.
Abstract: An integral manifold for a heat exchanger is formed from a hollow shape having a plurality of individual risers, initially having substantially solid cross-sections and subsequently reshaped by means of a reverse impact extrusion process into hollow risers. The walls of the hollow shape under the hollow risers are perforated, thus forming apertures constituting inlets connecting the cavity of the hollow shape with the individual hollow risers.
Abstract: A bypass connection for flexible tubes, obtained by molding a coating of a junction material about a rigid tubular insert, and a process for manufacturing the connections. In these bypass connections, the insert includes at one end a first bell mouthed flange intended to be applied against the internal surface of a boss, provided with a flange which is also bell mouthed, of a main pipe, in combination with a second flange and the insert is formed by the secondary core for supporting a member to be connected to the main pipe, so that it forms an integral part of the bypass connection.
Abstract: This invention relates to tubes and tube assemblies of plastics material, particularly for connecting heat-exchangers to circuits. Each tube comprises at least one median section, with ends respectively connected by elbows to an inlet section and an outlet section. Each tube consists essentially of two moulded pieces tightly joined to each other along a parting plane which is chosen so as to cut the median section into two parts along its longitudinal axis. At least one of the two moulded pieces comprises at least one of the inlet and outlet sections.
Abstract: A portioning machine and a method for filling containers with food material is disclosed. The machine is particularly useful for meat products which are packed in plastic containers having a lip or edge, and prevents the food particles remaining on this lip and hence interfering with the sealing of the package. The machine has at least two filling stations and a pumping means to supply food material, each filling station is adapted to hold a container.
Abstract: A system for removing packing coke from baking chambers of a furnace for baking carbon bodies includes a crane mounted for movement along a rail, a silo supported by the crane, a suction tube connected to the silo and insertable into packing in a furnace baking chamber, and structure for supplying vacuum to the suction tube to remove the packing coke therethrough from the chamber into the silo. The vacuum structure includes a closed vacuum duct extending parallel to the rail, the vacuum duct having an upper slide surface and a plurality of valves spaced along the slide surface. A stationary vacuum source is connected to the vacuum duct and creates therein a vacuum. A sliding box is supported by the crane and is movable thereby along the vacuum duct over the valves on the slide surface. Each valve is openable by a respective pneumatic cylinder.
Abstract: An inexpensive valve clamp assembly is provided which inhibits removal of a radiator relief valve. The assembly includes a cable for securing the valve to the radiator, a plate which holds the cable in position relative to the valve, and a clamp to maintain the cable in position relative to the radiator.
Abstract: An assembly of interconnected conduits including first and second conduits each having an aperture extending through its wall surface. The conduits are disposed adjacent to one another and a coupling interconnects them by presenting a fluid flow passage between the apertures.
Abstract: Disclosed are saddles for retaining a number of ducts in rectangular bundles. Each saddle in cross section is four-sided. Each side is concave and of the same radius as the ducts being bundled.
Abstract: A fuel control device having a passage therethrough for interconnecting a fuel source with a main burner and having a poppet valve arrangement that is directly manually operated for opening and closing the passage so as to control the flow of fuel from the source to the main burner, the poppet valve arrangement having a poppet valve member that is moved relative to its valve seat upon the manual manipulation of a selector of the control device. The poppet valve member can work with the pressure of the fuel from the source thereof when the poppet valve member is being moved to its closed position.
Abstract: A diving umbilical cable suitable for supporting an underwater diver and, at the same time, supplying lines for air supply, depth measuring and communication elements such as, but not limited to, telephone wires, television coaxial cable, and fiberoptic bundles. The air supply line is a standard load bearing hose whose axis is substantially the same as that of the umbilical cable, around which are helically disposed any number of elements. Such elements are longer per unit length of the diving umbilical cable than is the center load bearing hose. Extruded over the center load bearing hose with the helically wrapped elements is a protective jacket which assists in maintaining the helically wrapped elements in position and, at the same time, protects them from wear and tear. The protective jacket is perforated along its length so that air may escape when the umbilical cable is lowered into the water and water may escape when the diving umbilical cable is pulled from the water.
July 18, 1977
Date of Patent:
February 20, 1979
Custom Cable Company
Boyd B. Moore, Clarence E. Kendall, Jr.
Abstract: Flexible closure strips to be releasably interlocked wherein each of the closure strips has first and second sets of interlocking profiles with the first set facing in a first lateral direction and the second set facing in the opposite lateral direction and being shaped and sized so that they interlock with each other in either lateral direction.
Abstract: A plurality of parallel constructed members that have means for securing the two parallel members together along an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the members to lend structural support of the members relative to each other. This allows the structurally secured members to have structures having high strength to weight ratios and requiring minimum volume for the securing structure.