Including Means To Relatively Position Plural Work Parts Patents (Class 29/281.5)
  • Patent number: 10254045
    Abstract: A method for detecting straightness deviations and/deformations in a rotary kiln, the rotary drum of which features bearing rings spaced apart from one another in the axial direction and respectively supported on rollers, the outer surface area of the rotary drum, the bearing rings, involves scanning the rollers and/or the shafts of the rollers in a contactless fashion with the aid of at least one scanning device and obtaining three-dimensional position data regarding the scanned object(s), and evaluating three-dimensional position data with respect to the occurrence of a deviation of (a) the rotary kiln axis from a straight line, (b) the rotary drum from a cylindrical shape and/or (c) the rotational axes of the rollers from a line extending parallel to the rotary kiln axis. A device for detecting straightness deviations and/or deformations in a rotary kiln, at least one scanning device and a rotary kiln so equipped are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HOLCIM TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Thomas Stutz
  • Patent number: 10016858
    Abstract: The present invention provides manufacturing method of a heat exchanger that, even if the position of a tube opening portion of a tube of a heat exchanger for which tube expansion is conducted, varies depending on the type of a heat exchanger, a mechanism adjusting the stop position of a flare plate as well as any complicated adjusting work therefor are not necessary and a heat exchanger in which flares in the same shape and in constant certain depth are formed at an opening portion of a tube of various kinds of heat exchangers having different total lengths in the longitudinal direction, and a device for a heat exchanger manufacturing method, and an air conditioner and/or outdoor unit thereof equipped with a heat exchanger manufactured using said manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KYOSHIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Tokura
  • Patent number: 10017335
    Abstract: A destacker for automatically destacking a plurality of vertically stacked articles that is particularly useful in destacking magnetic molds used in the chocolate manufacturing industry. Each article comprises at least one slanted notch. The destacker includes at least one hammer having a blade that moves from a retracted position to an extracted position, wherein at the extracted position the blade engages a gap formed by the slanted notch between the bottommost article and the article located above the bottommost article to release the bottommost article from the plurality of stacked articles. The bottommost article then drops onto a conveyor to be transported to the production line. The destacker further includes oppositely disposed pair of mold carriers and oppositely disposed pair of mold lockers that assist the destacker to feed the stack of molds in a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry Beressey, Willy De Boeck, Nicholas Louis Rozzi
  • Patent number: 9919340
    Abstract: A method for making a component for use in an electric machine is provided. The method includes applying first and second portions of a first material to a first surface, applying a second material to the first portion of first material; bonding the second material to the first portion of the first material, removing the second portion of the first material to form a void defined by the first portion of the first material, applying a conductive material in the void, and applying an insulating layer to the second material, wherein the process for preparing the component further comprising the steps of: applying first and second portions of a third material to the insulating layer; applying a fourth material to the first portion of third material, and bonding the fourth material to the first portion of the third material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Jon Kreidler, Wesley Kenneth Anderson, Norman Carl Golm, Jr., Michael A. Logsdon, Lester Benjamin Manz, John Sheldon Wagley
  • Patent number: 9824132
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for recovering a distributed system from a failure of a data storage unit. The distributed system includes a plurality of computer systems, each having a read-write computer and a data storage unit. Data is replicated from a particular data storage unit to other data storage units using publish-subscribe model. A read-write computer receives the replicated data, processes the data for any conflicts and stores it in the data storage unit. If a data storage unit fails, another data storage unit that has latest data corresponding to the failed data storage unit is determined and the latest data is replicated to other data storage units. Accordingly, the distributed system continues to have the data of the failed data storage unit. The failed data storage unit may be reconstructed using data from one of the other data storage units in the distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Kulkarni, Sanjeev Kumar, Harry Li, Laurent Demailly, Liat Atsmon Guz
  • Patent number: 9694864
    Abstract: A jig device for a trunk lid includes a jig part capable of assembling a trunk lid to a trunk body of a vehicle in the state in which the trunk lid is closed, wherein the jig part is configured to include a jig body mounted on the trunk body, first and second jigs mounted on the jig body to determine a position of the trunk lid in a Y direction, a third jig mounted on the jig body to determine a position of the trunk lid in a Z direction, a fourth jig mounted on the jig body to guide the trunk lid in the Y direction, and a fifth jig mounted on the jig body to determine a position of the trunk lid in an X direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Gwang Bok Hur
  • Patent number: 9586296
    Abstract: A guide rod, which has a diameter expandable tip end portion and restricts the oscillation of a connecting rod and a piston, is inserted into a cylinder bore via an opening adjacent to a crank chamber of the cylinder bore, and the piston is inserted into the cylinder bore via a cylinder head mounting side opening with the connecting rod positioned at a leading end. The diameter of the tip end portion of the guide rod is increased in a hole of a semi-circular arc-shaped end portion positioned at tip end of the connecting rod in the insertion direction, and thus the connecting rod is engaged with the guide rod. The guide rod moves and the connecting rod is pulled into the cylinder bore until the semi-circular arc-shaped end portion of the connecting rod sits on a crankpin of a crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Goto, Yoichi Kamiyama, Satoshi Kanbayashi, Hisashi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9573235
    Abstract: A transfer unit of a test handler includes a base frame, a floating assembly, and an arm part. The base frame includes an inserted portion having a penetration hole. The inserted portion including an upper inserted portion disposed near an upper surface of the inserted portion, a lower portion disposed near a lower portion of the inserted portion and a middle inserted portion disposed between the upper inserted portion and the lower inserted portion. The floating assembly is inserted in the penetration hole of the base frame. The floating assembly includes a floating part, an elastic element, and a coupling element. The floating assembly moves back and forth, to left and right sides, and up and down, or flows within a predetermined angle range in the penetration hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-An Lee, Bum-Sic Kim, Young-Gil Lee, Chea-Geun Lim
  • Patent number: 9346152
    Abstract: A furniture jig comprises a frame member positioning portion and a spring stretcher portion with at least the positioning frame portion having a rotating feature. The positioning frame portion may surround the spring stretcher portion and comprises constraint members that define receiving regions, such as slots or channels, into which furniture components, such a box frame members, may be inserted. The receiving regions of the jig frame maintain the furniture components upright or in other useful orientations at least until they are affixed together. In embodiments, the spring stretcher has a plurality of spring receiving portions on which the ends of a spring can be releasably engaged. Support members extending from the spring receiving portions operate to move the spring receiving portions from a spring loading position in which the springs can positioned on the tips to a spring attachment position where the springs are securable to the frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery C. Green, Christopher Jon Lejcher, Timothy A. Brandtner
  • Patent number: 9333992
    Abstract: Provided is an upper slewing body comprising: an upper frame, a cab including a bottom frame, a plurality of pillars including an outer pillar, and an entrance; an antivibration mount; a displacement restrainer restraining a cab displacement in a direction of rising away from the upper frame; and a reinforcing member attached to a lower end of the outer pillar for reinforcing a joint between the lower end and the bottom frame. The displacement restrainer includes a penetrating member vertically penetrating the reinforcing member and the bottom frame and secured to the upper frame. The displacement restrainer and the reinforcing member includes respective load transmitting surfaces for transmitting a load to each other above the joint between the bottom frame and the outer pillar when the cab is displaced in the rising direction by a specific amount or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kinoshita, Keiji Yamamoto, Yuji Kawakami
  • Patent number: 9221603
    Abstract: A rack includes: a rack main body including a storage space configured to store a plurality of plate-shaped members and a carry-in opening; a plurality of upper supporting portions configured to respectively support upper edge portions of the plurality of plate-shaped members; lower supporting portions respectively provided under the plurality of upper supporting portions and configured to respectively support lower edge portions of the plurality of standing plate-shaped members; and lower edge portion storage portions provided to be each located at an outer side of an end of the upper supporting portion and an end of the lower supporting portion in the arrangement direction and configured to store the lower edge portions of the plate-shaped members, and at least one of the upper supporting portions is configured to be able to support the upper edge portion of the plate-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Shigeki Ono, Kenji Bando
  • Patent number: 9134142
    Abstract: A rotary encoder with free floating flexible sensor carrier provides a sensor carrier that eliminates the traditional need for bearings and a housing in a rotary encoder, as well as allowing for significant cost savings in material and installation costs, improving acceleration and reducing startup and running torque. A bushing is rotationally fixed to a shaft the rotation of which is desired to be measured. An encoder disc is axially connected to the bushing. A sensor is held in an alignment above the encoder disc by a sensor carrier. The sensor may be connected directly to the sensor carrier or to a circuit board which is connected to the sensor carrier. A shaft alignment portion of the sensor carrier encircles the shaft and a plurality of stabilizing arms hold the sensor carrier in place, thus maintaining the sensor in proper alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Charles R. Kirk, James J Burcham
  • Patent number: 9095963
    Abstract: An auxiliary tool for timing gear for use with a wrench to mount or dismount a timing gear is disclosed to include a support member having a stop rod at its one end, a movable device slidably mounted in the support member and providing a stem at its one end for working with the stop rod to engage into peripheral notches of the timing gear at two opposite sides during application, and a handle pivotally coupled to the support member and defining therein a longitudinally extending limit slot for accommodating one end of the movable device to limit pivoting movement between the support member and the handle within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: POUL CHANG METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 9046386
    Abstract: A structural unit for a rotary encoder. The structural unit including a graduation carrier fastened to a mount that includes a recess and a positioning element fastened to the graduation carrier by a first material connection. The positioning element is disposed in the recess, and the recess is dimensioned such that the recess positions the positioning element in a radial direction without play. The structural unit further including a second material connection is provided between the graduation carrier and the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Ahrendt
  • Patent number: 9027222
    Abstract: A lens assembly method for assembling a plurality of lenses into a plurality of lens tubes is disclosed. The method includes providing a lens assembly tool comprising a lens receiving frame, a positioning plate, and a pressing plate forming a plurality of pressing punches; positioning a plurality of lens tubes in a plurality of receiving holes of the lens receiving frame; positioning one lens in each of the lens tubes; positioning the positioning plate on the lens receiving frame with the lens tubes extending through a plurality of through holes of the positioning plate; and positioning the pressing plate on the positioning plate with the pressing punches entering into the lens tubes to push the lenses into the lens tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Wang
  • Publication number: 20150115534
    Abstract: A process is provided for aligning a seal housing assembly with a casing of a gas turbine engine. The casing may comprise a plurality of connecting portions and the seal housing assembly may comprise a plurality of connecting sections. The process may comprise: providing an adjustment tool comprising: a main housing including a first bore and a threaded bore, a first bolt capable of extending through the first bore, and a second bolt capable of threadedly engaging the threaded bore. The process may further comprise mounting the adjustment tool to one of the seal housing assembly connecting sections via the first bolt and adjusting the position of the seal housing assembly relative to the casing by causing the second bolt to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: James B. Edwards, Derek A. Bird, Antje Greif, Scott W. Krause
  • Patent number: 9003622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for assembling a front panel, a plurality of side panels, a back panel, and a roof panel in a complete body assembly line for various vehicles. The complete body assembling apparatus realizes a new type of a coupling apparatus by which hangers for vehicle models are held in a post buck in a complete body line for a vehicle and the post buck is flexibly movable depending on the changes in various vehicle models. This in turn, allows various vehicle models to be produced in a single process by flexibly coping with various vehicle models and enhancing the efficiency of an entire complete body assembling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Seon Woo Kweon, In Hyup Im
  • Patent number: 8997336
    Abstract: A bonding device electrically bonds metallic surfaces through serrated metal teeth which embed into each metal surface as a fastener is tightened. A sealing material circumferentially outward and inward from the teeth create an air-tight and water-tight seal around the teeth, protecting the bonding location. The device can have an extended central collar extending axially from the through-hole in the center of the device, which will allow it to be installed in holes, or on a stud without the use of adhesives or other retaining methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Renewable Energy Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Strizki, Jason Snyder, James Strizki
  • Publication number: 20150089782
    Abstract: A positioning arrangement (142), including: an outer casing having a frame member (78); a low pressure steam turbine inner casing (140) having an appendage (60) and a threaded hole through the appendage; and an alignment constraint (10) configured to be positioned in the threaded hole and define a positional relationship between the inner casing and the frame member. The alignment constraint includes a main body (14) and a discrete piggyback body (16), both configured to rotate in the threaded hole as a unitary body when in a joined, end-to-end configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Robert F. Wasileski, III, Ira J. Campbell, Johnny R. Dickson
  • Publication number: 20150089783
    Abstract: A device for aligning and prefixing a flat substrate on a carrier substrate for the further processing of the substrate. The device includes aligning means for aligning a substrate's outside contour relative to a carrier substrate's outside contour by engaging the substrate's outside contour. The alignment of the substrate is carried out along a substrate plane E that is parallel to a contact surface of the substrate. Attaching means is provided for at least partial prefixing of the aligned substrate on the carrier substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: EV Group GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen BURGGRAF, Friedrich Paul LINDNER, Stefan PARGFRIEDER, Daniel BURGSTALLER
  • Patent number: 8991024
    Abstract: There is disclosed a clamping device mountable to a bench top for setting an edge piece to an edge thereof such that the edge piece projects from the bench top at a predetermined angle, with interengaging surfaces of the edge piece and edge being formed with mating mitres whereby a mitre joint is formed between the edge piece and the bench top, the clamping device comprising a body, a first clamping means supported from the body for clamping the device to the bench top, a second clamping means supported from the body for applying clamping pressure to the mitre joint, and first and second locators carried by the body and engageable with the edge piece and bench top respectively to maintain them in the required configuration during clamping. There is also disclosed a related method of attaching an edge piece to an edge of a bench top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitreforma Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Victor Barillaro, Salvatore Benvenuto Calcagno
  • Publication number: 20150082608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an auto mounting system of a door hinge for a vehicle and a method thereof, and more particularly, to an auto mounting system of a door hinge for the vehicle and a method thereof capable of automatically mounting the door hinges on side panels of the vehicle using an auto mounting apparatus of a door hinge to automatically mount the door hinges for front and rear doors on the side panels of the vehicle, thereby improving operation convenience due to the minimization of the number of workers, assembling quality, operating ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Hee Lee, Dae Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20150082593
    Abstract: A mounting jig for a vehicle door, the jig includes a first support having means for adjustably fastening it to a vehicle body in the vicinity of the door opening; a second support having fastening means for fastening to the vehicle door; connection arms for interconnecting the first and second supports, which arms are hinged to each of said supports, and their trace, in a plane perpendicular to the plane of the door opening, cooperates with the trace, in the same plane, of said supports, to form a deformable quadrilateral; a weight arm, mounted to move at least in translation along a vertical axis in guide means carried by the stationary support, between a low first position and at least one second position that is higher than said low position; at least one operating member for operating an indexing member for indexing the position of the second support relative to the first support, the operating member being connected to the weight shaft; and a raising lever, for acting against the effect of gravity, to r
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: COUTIER INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Charles Coutier
  • Publication number: 20150080159
    Abstract: A timing belt spacer tool with an arcuate spacer portion of predetermined uniform thickness and an extension tab extending in an axial direction from the mid-section of the spacer portion. The extension tab may have a grip, which may be in the form of a protrusion, bulge, thickness variation, edging, bead, or the like. The opposing ends of the arcuate spacer portion may be flexible enough to be straightened in use but still return to their original arcuate shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE GATES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150074968
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the, preferably automated, changing of spacers in a plant having at least one applicator head for applying spacers to panel-shaped workpieces, in particular glass panes. Spacers from at least two sources are fed to the applicator head in an offset manner with respect to one another. A first spacer from a first source is separated. The resulting end of the first spacer and a start of the second spacer, which comes from a second source, are moved into a mutually assigned position by a changing device. Then, the end of the first spacer is connected to the start of the second spacer. A resulting connection of the first spacer with the second spacer runs through the plant until the connection has passed the applicator head. Thereafter, the second spacer is separated in a region between the connection and the applicator head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventors: Leopold Mader, Leopold Karner
  • Publication number: 20150068004
    Abstract: A jig device for a trunk lid includes a jig part capable of assembling a trunk lid to a trunk body of a vehicle in the state in which the trunk lid is closed, wherein the jig part is configured to include a jig body mounted on the trunk body, first and second jigs mounted on the jig body to determine a position of the trunk lid in a Y direction, a third jig mounted on the jig body to determine a position of the trunk lid in a Z direction, a fourth jig mounted on the jig body to guide the trunk lid in the Y direction, and a fifth jig mounted on the jig body to determine a position of the trunk lid in an X direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Gwang Bok HUR
  • Publication number: 20150059165
    Abstract: For positioning a workpiece when a pin is to be press-fit, via a press-fitting device, into a pin hole formed in advance radially through the thickness of a cylindrical section of the workpiece, a workpiece positioning apparatus includes: a center axially movable toward the workpiece in such a manner that a distal end section of the center is introduced into the cylindrical section of the workpiece; and a projecting member accommodated in the center. With the distal end section of the center introduced in the cylindrical section of the workpiece, the projecting member projects through a through-hole of the center into engagement with the pin hole, and the projecting member is retracted from the pin hole when the pin is to be press-fitted into the pin hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tsutomu Numao
  • Publication number: 20150052722
    Abstract: An orientating and installing jig for orientating a heat-dissipating unit (or a workpiece) to fix on a heat-generating device (or a target device) above a circuit board (or a supporting baseplate), which includes a carrying board formed with at least one assembling opening, a plurality of fixing posts and a pair of arrest-orientating modules oppositely arranged at two sides of the assembling opening. The assembling opening is shaped correspondingly to the shape of the heat-dissipating unit. The fixing posts are disposed at a bottom surface of the carrying board for fixing the carrying board above the circuit board. Each arrest-orientating module includes an arresting barrier. The arresting barrier is rotatably disposed at a suspending position of suspending the workpiece on the carrying board, and a releasing position of allowing the workpiece to pass through the assembling opening, so that the workpiece is put on the target device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: XIAO-HUA KE, WAN-RONG ZHU
  • Publication number: 20150040369
    Abstract: To reduce the time and cost of manufacture of an aircraft fuselage, the subject matter disclosed herein provides a tool for positioning mounting clamps to attach a fuselage frame element on to a fuselage skin and/or on to stiffeners. According to the subject matter disclosed herein, the tool includes a ramp and several systems for holding clamps in position distributed along the ramp, where each system includes a mobile device for applying pressure to the clamp, together with an adjustment device coupled to the mobile device such that its separation from the ramp is adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yannick MARIN, Damien GUILLOTEAU
  • Patent number: 8950071
    Abstract: During the manufacturing of heat-insulated pipes (1) with an inner duct (3) and an outer duct (2) and a foamed insulation (14) arranged in between, the inner duct is placed on a tension member (10). The latter is tensioned between tensioning means by means of a tensile force, such that it runs straight and that the inner duct is held straight. The latter is held on centering elements (16, 17) which are spaced from one another in a defined way by means of spacers (18). In this straight position the inner duct may be surrounded with foam inside of the outer duct, without needing spacers between the ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Brugg Rohr AG Holding
    Inventor: Karl Knecht
  • Publication number: 20150013132
    Abstract: A door separation device that is used for various kinds of vehicles to detach a door that is mounted on a vehicle body through a door hinge in a door separation process may include an upper side gripper and lower side gripper that is respectively on a base frame that can be mounted on an arm end of a robot and is movable in an upper and lower direction, and grips an upper end and a lower end of a door, a moving frame that is disposed on the base frame to be movable in a transfer direction of a vehicle body, and an upper side bolt separation unit and a lower side bolt separation unit that respectively has a pair of motorized runners for separating a bolt that is engaged with a door and an upper side hinge and a lower side hinge of a vehicle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hee Joon Wang
  • Patent number: 8925176
    Abstract: A structure to connect a refrigerant pipe and an air conditioner having the same, the connecting structure enabling a refrigerant pipe to be easily connected to an indoor unit or an outdoor unit of an air conditioner and including a refrigerant pipe through which refrigerant flows, a socket part connected to one end of the refrigerant pipe, and a coupling nut coupled to an outer circumferential surface of the socket part, wherein, a socket part is provided with a grip-ring allowing the refrigerant pipe to move in a first direction in which the refrigerant pipe is coupled to the socket part and preventing the refrigerant pipe from moving in a second direction in which the refrigerant pipe is separated from the socket part, and at least one O-ring configured to prevent refrigerant from leaking at the socket part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Muk Choi, Ji Ho Kwak, Sang Yong Lee, Jae Soo Jeong, Seong Ho Kil, Seok Kyun Kim, Eun Soo Jeon
  • Patent number: 8914979
    Abstract: A system and method for assembling a 360-degree section of an aircraft fuselage or nacelle by properly positioning a plurality of assembly panels relative to a machine datum representing an assembly-level datum schema, drilling full-sized holes proximate to a second skin edge of the panels with the machine, net-trimming a second edge of the panels with the machine, then using the full-sized holes proximate to the second skin edges as alignment features to properly orient and attach pairs of the panels together proximate to first skin edges, opposite of the second skin edges with an auxiliary machine, forming panel pairs. Control systems may be installed into the panel pairs separately and independently, then the panel pairs may be joined together, aligning the full-sized holes proximate to the second edges, and inserting fasteners through the aligned full-sized holes proximate to the second skin edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Spirit AcroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kenyon Venskus, Troy Lynn Wampler, Stephen Eldred Walters, Clark Ray Miller, Michael Arthur Champa, Edwin H. Fenn, David Scott Anderson
  • Patent number: 8914963
    Abstract: A mounting station for automatically assembling a razor that includes a shaving cartridge and a razor handle. The mounting station includes providing a razor handle and a shaving cartridge, automatically connecting a first rearwardly protruding connector of the shaving cartridge to the free end of the first handle connector of the razor handle, and then automatically connecting the second rearwardly protruding connector of the shaving cartridge to the free end of the second handle connector of the razor handle to form a razor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BIC-Violex S.A.
    Inventors: Vasileios Ntavos, Georgios Koulourias
  • Patent number: 8898877
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a mounting device for installing a vehicle door hinge. More specifically, the mounting device f includes a jig frame, at least one clamping unit which is mounted to the jig frame and fixes the jig frame to a side panel and at least one mounting unit which is connected to the jig frame and is configured to install a door hinge which may be mounted to the side panel. In particular, the mounting unit is rotatable based on a slope dispersion of the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Junyoung Lee, Sung Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20140338165
    Abstract: An alignment tool (100) aligns a first opening (416A) in a first member (30A) with a second opening (417A) in a second member (30D) to receive a fastener to couple the members. First (102) and second (103) lugs extend from a back plate (101). A first pin (104) is received within a first lug opening (102C) and within a third opening (408A) in the first member (30A). Similarly a second pin (108) is received within a second lug opening (103A) and within a fourth opening (409A) in the second member (30D). The third (408A) and fourth (409A) openings are proximate respective first (416A) and second (417A) openings. Reducing the distance between the back plate (100) and the first pin (104) displaces the third opening (408A) toward the back plate (100) to align the first (416A) and second (417A) openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: JAMES B. EDWARDS, CEZAR CISLOIU
  • Patent number: 8881358
    Abstract: A method for assembling a bone anchoring device includes inserting a bone anchoring element in a first holder of a tool and inserting a receiving part in a second holder of the tool, actuating the tool from a first configuration towards a second configuration to insert a head of the bone anchoring element into the receiving part; continuing actuation of the tool towards the second configuration to move a locking ring and a receiving part body of the receiving part relative to each other until the locking ring assumes a second position with respect to the receiving part body in which the locking ring is latched to the receiving part body in a position where the locking ring compresses a portion of the receiving part body to compress the head, such that the head is held in and cannot be removed from the receiving part body and the bone anchoring element is held adjustably at a first angular position relative to the receiving part, and removing the attached bone anchoring element and receiving part from the tool
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Berthold Dannecker
  • Patent number: 8881359
    Abstract: A machine tool assembling apparatus and a method of assembling a machine tool using the machine tool assembling apparatus are provided. The machine tool assembling apparatus includes a table, a first support mechanism having an arm which is swingable toward and away from the table, and a second support mechanism. The first support mechanism is disposed between the table and the second support mechanism. The first support mechanism is rotated to bring the arm into facing relation to either the table or the second support mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Matsuoka, Jun Sugikawa, Masashi Yamaguchi, Takaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8869367
    Abstract: A first lift stand is provided with a first supporting unit to support a first portion of a positioning object, and a first servo system to drive the first supporting unit in a vertical direction. A second lift stand is provided with a second supporting unit to support a second portion of the positioning object, and a second servo system to drive the second supporting unit in the vertical direction. A third lift stand is provided with a third supporting unit to support a third portion of the positioning object, and a third servo system to drive the third supporting unit in the vertical direction. A fourth lift stand is provided with a fourth supporting unit to support a fourth portion of the positioning object, and a fourth servo system to drive the fourth supporting unit in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigemi Yamane, Kanehiro Kominami
  • Publication number: 20140250651
    Abstract: An article assembly apparatus and method employs rotary pick and place technology to deposit one component of an apparatus within another at a relatively high rate of speed. A substantially disk-shaped component is inserted within a substantially cylindrical component with a relatively tight fit between the two. The substantially disk-shaped component is carried at a fixed, predetermined angle, relative to a radius of a rotating wheel carrying the component, permitting the smooth placement and depositing of the substantially cylindrical component within the substantially cylindrical component. The substantially disk-shaped component may comprise a piston and the substantially cylindrical component may comprise a body of a bottom filled airless container undergoing assembly following the placement of a substance to be dispensed within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Cosmetic Laboratories of America, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Andrew MacDougall
  • Publication number: 20140230225
    Abstract: A system for mounting a stent on a balloon catheter includes two positioning and alignment stations, which are used to prepare a stent and catheter for crimping using the same crimping head. The system is configured for automated assembly of the stent and catheter prior to crimping. A catheter and stent are placed on a computer-controlled carriage that delivers the stent and catheter to the crimper head. Before placing the stent and catheter into the crimper head, an automated alignment system locates the stent between balloon markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Van Sciver
  • Patent number: 8806730
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting rail (8) for mounting and positioning a seal, having attachment devices (12) disposed on a longitudinal side (15) of the mounting rail and each separated from each other by an interruption (13). In order to propose a mounting rail comprising high flexibility allowing simple insertion of the seal even after a long period of use and allowing more uniform pressure distribution when pressing on the seal, the invention proposes that the mounting rail (8) comprises a web (19) running through on the other longitudinal side (16), and at least one opening (1ha-c) is disposed in the mounting rail between the web and each attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Grohmann Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Grohmann, Lothar Thommes
  • Publication number: 20140215800
    Abstract: A device for installing and removing a component, preferably a burner or a transition pipe of a gas turbine, on or in a stationary gas turbine, is provided. The device includes a rail system having a frame carriage that can be moved along the rail system, on which frame carriage an insertion unit having a carrier unit for the component that can be moved along a movement axis is arranged. In order to specify an especially space-saving and especially rigid design, by means of which components of a gas turbine can be installed and removed relatively simply and quickly, the rail system is designed as a two-track rail system and the movement axis extends between the two rails transversely to an area that extends between the rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Griese, Dirk Muller, Simon Purschke
  • Patent number: 8793854
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for use are disclosed for coordinating a hole of one part with a hole of another part. The apparatus may include a base member, a pin member defined by a slot having a first length in one direction which is greater than a second length in a second direction, and an index member extending beyond an end of the base member. The index member may be adapted to position the first length of the slot in a position parallel to a datum of a part being joined by the apparatus. During operation, a portion of the pin member may be inserted in a hole of one part. The slot may be at least partially aligned with a second, smaller hole in another part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Gregory L. Clark
  • Patent number: 8793855
    Abstract: A method of feeding a stud to a joining head including a stud shank clamp and operable to join the stud to a workpiece, and wherein the method of feeding the stud comprises the steps of providing a stud holding device including a securing sleeve and a plurality of collet arms; feeding the stud into the stud holding device to a first position wherein the flange is arranged above the free end of the plurality of arms and below the securing sleeve; and securing the stud in the first position by engaging the securing sleeve behind the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Jochen Hain, Alexander Schug, Karl Briel, Markus Feierabend, Michael Schneider, Frank Rosemann, Wolfgang Werner, Harald Knetsch
  • Patent number: 8733747
    Abstract: An installation system for attaching a transparent pane to a frame includes at least one support tool having a base member and a support member. The support member is operably coupled to the base member, and the support member is operable to support the pane in a fixed position relative to the frame. The support tool also includes a magnet that is fixed to at least one of the base member and the support member for magnetically and removably attaching the at least one support tool to the frame. A method of attaching the pane to the frame is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Harry J. Glikis, Cheryl A. Discher, Renee G. Dicicco, Deborah L Froehlich, Giurgevca Palincas, Keith Windmill
  • Patent number: 8713790
    Abstract: The system for installing shower walls includes a pressure transfer member for urging a shower wall against a back up support during bonding of the shower wall to the support. An adjustable force development device engages the pressure transfer member to force the pressure transfer member against the shower wall. A support member engages the pressure transfer member when the force development device exerts a predetermined force against the shower wall. A fixation device holds the support member to maintain the pressure transfer position of the pressure transfer member. The fixation device includes a cam that moves a shower wall into a tight corner fit with an adjacent shower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Vertex Stone and Chinaware Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian John Watson, Philip Mark Hall, Anthony Arthur Wills, Steve George
  • Publication number: 20140115865
    Abstract: A blade gapping tool for setting the gap of a hair clipper bladeset, the blade gapping tool including a base, a locking member, an adjustable boss and an adjuster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ANDIS COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gross, Richard J. Tringali
  • Publication number: 20140115857
    Abstract: Provided are a clamping method and a clamping device that enable automatic mount and fixation of a boot to a constant velocity universal joint with a band. A boot band (11) for fixing a boot (10) that is mounted to a constant velocity universal joint (S) is clamped. The boot band (11) and the constant velocity universal joint (S) are aligned in phase with each other in a circumferential direction, and an axial position of a clamping portion (13) of clamping means (12) is thereafter aligned with an axial position of the boot band (11). Then, the boot band (11) is clamped by the clamping means (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hatano, Nao Ishiyama, Shinya Inui, Yuuki Ogata
  • Publication number: 20140109369
    Abstract: A hands-free method and related apparatus are used to shape, place and compact a composite stringer on a composite skin of an aircraft. A composite charge is placed on a tool assembly that used to shape the charge into a preformed stringer. With the stringer held on the tool assembly, the tool assembly is used to move the preformed stringer into proximity with the skin and both place and compact the stringer against the skin. Following compaction of the stringer, the tool assembly is removed and the skin and the stringer are co-cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brennan, Darrell D. Jones, Brian G. Robins