Replacing Of Defective Part Patents (Class 29/402.08)
  • Patent number: 11684877
    Abstract: An extraction cell cap assembly allows for toolless disassembly. The assembly includes a cap body having a threaded base releasably engaged with a cell vessel, a support member extending axially upward from the base, and a bore axially extending through the support member. The assembly also includes a locking cap having a plunger slidably received within the bore, a recess disposed within the plunger, and a locking portion that releasably engages the support member. Rotation of the locking cap in a first direction engages the locking portion with the support member, and rotation in an opposite direction disengages the locking portion. A filter is received in the recess and a seal member received in the bore, wherein the seal member forms a fluid-tight seal between the cell vessel and the assembly when the locking portion and the support member are engaged and the assembly is secured to the cell vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Dionex Corporation
    Inventors: Weichiat Chen, Kannan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11406458
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various robotic and/or in vivo medical devices having compact joint configurations. Other embodiments relate to various medical device components, including forearms having grasper or cautery end effectors, that can be incorporated into certain robotic and/or in vivo medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventors: Tom Frederick, Eric Markvicka, Shane Farritor, Dmitry Oleynikov
  • Patent number: 11358309
    Abstract: An ultrasonic manipulator for processing three-dimensional composite preforms is provided, including at least one end effector, the end effector having an ultrasonic cutting device, an ultrasonic machining device, an ultrasonic inspecting device, and an ultrasonic bonding device. A method for creating three-dimensional preforms for use in molding composite parts is also provided, and includes the steps of grasping a preform/towpreg, inspecting the composite object using ultrasound, cutting a preform from the composite object using ultrasound, and at least some of the steps of shaping the preform using ultrasound, machining the preform using ultrasound, assembling a plurality of preforms, bonding the assembled preforms together to create a preform charge, and placing the preform charge in an injection mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Arris Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Riley Reese, Ethan Escowitz, Erick Davidson, J. Scott Perkins
  • Patent number: 11203938
    Abstract: A nozzle or blade for a turbomachine includes an airfoil body including at least one first coolant passage, and an edge opening in a leading edge or a trailing edge of the airfoil body. The edge opening has an edge coupon retention member seat in or on an inner surface of the airfoil body. An edge coupon has a shape at least partially configured for coupling to the edge opening in the airfoil body. The edge coupon includes an edge coupon body, at least one second coolant passage in the edge coupon body configured for fluid communication with the at least one first coolant passage in the airfoil body, and a retention member extending from the edge coupon body for coupling to the edge coupon retention member seat in the airfoil body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Jon Conrad Schaeffer, Brian Lee Tollison
  • Patent number: 11065735
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a carrier for a double-side polishing apparatus, including: preparing a carrier base material and insert thicker than the carrier base material, inserting the insert into a holding hole so as to protrude the insert from both sides of the front surface and back surface of the carrier base material, measuring each of a front protruding amount of the insert protruded from front surface of the carrier base material and a back protruding amount of the insert protruded from back surface of the carrier base material, setting each rotational speed of the upper turn table and lower turn table in starting-up polishing of the carrier so as to decrease the difference between the front protruding amount and back protruding amount, and a starting-up polishing step to subject the carrier to starting-up polishing at each set rotational speed of the upper turn table and the lower turn table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Daichi Kitazume, Yuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11056746
    Abstract: A battery cartridge for a vehicle includes a carrier frame, a battery assembly disposed on the carrier frame, at least one locking mechanism disposed between the vehicle and the carrier frame to permit the battery cartridge to be locked to the vehicle. When a pressure from a pressurized fluid is applied to the locking mechanism, the battery cartridge is permitted to be unlocked from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: XING POWER INC.
    Inventors: Kareem Azizi Tucker, Yu-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 11009131
    Abstract: Provided is a combustor of a gas turbine including a combustion liner where combustion occurs, a transition piece connected to the combustion liner to allow combustion gases to pass through, and a honeycomb seal ring disposed between the combustion liner and the transition piece to prevent compressed air from leaking through a gap between the combustion liner and the transition piece. The honeycomb seal ring is inserted into the exit portion of the combustion liner to prevent compressed air from leaking when the combustion liner and the transition piece are coupled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Doosan Heavy Industries Construction Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Glenn David Turner, Matthew Charles Lau, Ryan Lee Nutt
  • Patent number: 10974911
    Abstract: Stations for deployment, recharging and/or maintenance of a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are disclosed herein. Such deployment stations can be implemented in a container that includes a robotic arm and a conveyor system. The robotic arm can secure a UAV hovering outside the station, move the UAV inside the station, and transfer the UAV to the conveyor. The conveyor can couple to and move multiple UAVs. Further, charging systems may be integrated in such deployment stations to charge UAVs when coupled to and moving along the conveyer. Further, process pieces may be utilized to simplify mechanical and electrical interfacing between a UAV, the robotic arm, the conveyor, the charging system and/or other systems at the UAV station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: John Zevenbergen, Robert Holmberg
  • Patent number: 10948852
    Abstract: A method of remanufacturing a toner cartridge includes obtaining a toner cartridge including a drive transmitting gear supported for rotation by an axle oriented substantially perpendicularly relative to a side surface of the cartridge. The drive transmitting gear includes an overhanging flange portion that faces and is spaced from the side surface of the cartridge to define an open space between the side surface and the overhanging flange portion. A supplemental support member may be positioned into the open space. The supplemental support member is configured to limit movement of the overhanging flange portion toward the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Clover Imaging Group, LLC
    Inventors: Jesus Gonzalez, Joda Paulus
  • Patent number: 10947849
    Abstract: Systems and methods that include and/or leverage a cluster of machine-learned models to recontour components of gas turbine engines are provided. In one exemplary aspect, the systems and methods leverage a cluster of machine-learned models to predict repair machining offsets for certain sections of the component that can be used to adjust or set a material removal tool path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Karigiannis, Jessen Compagnat
  • Patent number: 10843819
    Abstract: A network is provided for recharging aerial drones during extended flight operations, without requiring a return to a centralized recharging station. Instead, autonomous recharging stations are provided which are self-sustained by using electricity from renewable energy sources located at the station. Operationally, a cone-shaped receptacle is mounted on the drone, and a cone-shaped probe is provided at the recharging station. The probe is connected with the renewable energy source. With this connection, an engagement for recharging the drone's battery is accomplished when the vertex of the probe is received through the open base of the receptacle to place an electrical connector on the probe in contact with the battery of the drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BEAM GLOBAL
    Inventors: Desmond Wheatley, Patrick Senatore
  • Patent number: 10814420
    Abstract: A fixture for automatically replacing a defective/burnback contact tip coupled to a torch arm of a robotic welder wherein the robotic welder is configured to feed a welding wire to the contact tip. The robotic welder includes a nozzle coupled to the torch arm which is disposed at the contact tip. The fixture includes a first station configured to remove the nozzle from the torch arm and to hold the nozzle for reattachment to the torch arm. A second station is configured to remove the contact tip from the torch arm. A third station includes a plurality of holding units each being configured to hold an unused contact tip, wherein the third station is configured to move one of the plurality of holding units to a predetermined location to locate the unused contact tip for attachment to the torch arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Anil Bhakuni, Mahmed Yasir Shaikh, Pankaj Bhorge, Sarang Misal
  • Patent number: 10702347
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various robotic and/or in vivo medical devices having compact joint configurations and at least three degrees of freedom. Other embodiments relate to various medical device components, including forearms having grasper or cautery end effectors, that can be incorporated into certain robotic and/or in vivo medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Shane Farritor, Thomas Frederick, Lou Cubrich
  • Patent number: 10667883
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various modular medical devices for in vivo medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Virtual Incision Corporation
    Inventors: Shane Farritor, Chris Santoro, Jeff Shasho, Nishant Kumar, Mateusz Szczesiak, Jason Herman
  • Patent number: 10584602
    Abstract: A method for working an airfoil cluster is disclosed. The method may include attaching a first datum to a first portion of the airfoil cluster, and joining a second portion of the airfoil cluster to the first portion, the second portion having a second datum substantially aligned with the first datum in a common plane spaced away from the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Edward R. Bareiss, Russell J. Bergman, Bradley T. Duelm, Michael L. Miller, Paul M. Pellet
  • Patent number: 10563934
    Abstract: A device (1) for collecting a condensate, comprising a collecting receiver (2) with a base region (3), at least one lateral wall (4), and a contact surface (5) to be brought into contact with a counter piece of a condensate-forming element. The collecting receiver (2) can be placed, at least partially peripherally, with the contact surface (5) against said condensate-forming element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Uhland
  • Patent number: 10458250
    Abstract: Applying material along parallel welding lines per welding layer, and changing a direction of extension of the welding tracks by 90° for the next welding layer, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Nikolai Arjakine, Georg Bostanjoglo, Bernd Burbaum, Andres Gasser, Stefanie Linnenbrink, Andre Mehlhorn, Frank Mentzel, Michael Ott, Norbert Pirch
  • Patent number: 10458315
    Abstract: A compressor structure for turbochargers 1 including a scroll piece 20, a shroud piece 30 and a seal plate 40 assembled with each other in an axial direction, wherein the scroll piece 20 includes a penetration part 22 penetrating in the axial direction so as to constitute a discharge port 13 and a first intermediate wall surface 23 smoothly extending from an intake-side wall surface 21 to the discharge port 13, the shroud piece 30 includes an inner circumferential side wall surface 32, and the seal plate 40 includes a protruding part 42 provided with a second intermediate wall surface 43 extending from an outer circumferential side wall surface 41 and facing the first intermediate wall surface 23 so as to constitute an inner wall surface 14a of an intermediate part 14 through which the discharge port 13 and the scroll chamber 12 are communicated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OTICS Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Isogai, Tetsuya Niwa
  • Patent number: 10376322
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various robotic and/or in vivo medical devices having compact joint configurations. Other embodiments relate to various medical device components, including forearms having grasper or cautery end effectors, that can be incorporated into certain robotic and/or in vivo medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventors: Tom Frederick, Eric Markvicka, Shane Farritor, Dmitry Oleynikov
  • Patent number: 10364774
    Abstract: A gaseous fuel introducer comprising a first mounting surface shaped and located to couple to a first wall of a charger; a first input, the first input being an air input; a second input, the second input being a gaseous fuel input; and a charge output. The charge output supplies a fuel-containing charge to an input of the charger. The introducer has a first mounting position that defines a first orientation of the second input relative to the charger. The introducer also has a second mounting position that defines a second orientation of the second input relative to the charger that is different than the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Dodman, Alan C. Anderson, Matthew Keith Sease, Mark T. Stablein
  • Patent number: 10267419
    Abstract: An engine piston wrist pin installation tool, kit and method provide the ability to install a piston in an engine block while the corresponding piston rod is assembled to the crankshaft. The wrist pin aperture is first aligned with an access hole provided on the engine block, which may be performed by using a tapered alignment tool provided in the tool kit. A mounting flange configured for bolting to preformed holes in the engine block is first attached over the access hole, the alignment performed, and a tool including a cylindrical sheath that holds a wrist pin clip compressed and a rod that holds the wrist pin and clip is slid through a locking collar of the flange and secured in place. The rod is then pressed through the sheath to extend the wrist pin and wrist pin clip into the piston until the wrist pin clip snaps into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: IMS SOLUTION, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Dean Raby, Charles Lauren Navarro
  • Patent number: 10184344
    Abstract: Turbine nozzles are provided for gas turbine engines. The turbine nozzle includes an arcuate inner band; an arcuate outer band; and a nozzle vane disposed between the arcuate inner band and the arcuate outer band. The radially inner end of the nozzle vane is attached to the arcuate inner band through an interlocking transition zone including a plurality of projections alternately extending from the radially inner end of the nozzle vane and the arcuate inner band, respectively, to undetachably couple the nozzle vane and the arcuate inner band. Optionally, the radially outer end of each nozzle vane is also attached to the arcuate outer band through an interlocking transition zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, Richard William Albrecht, Jr., Michael John McCarren, Peter Andrew Flynn, Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti, Jr., Eric Alan Estill
  • Patent number: 10180137
    Abstract: A transmission pump is be removed from service and remanufactured into a remanufactured transmission pump. A first gear assembly is removed from the pump. A bore of the pump is machined from a first depth to a greater second depth. A second gear assembly is installed in the machined bore. The second gear assembly has a same horizontal geometry and a greater axial depth than the first gear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Edwin J. Waterbury
  • Patent number: 10124486
    Abstract: An automatically positionable joint for a modular tooling assembly includes a first joint member; a second joint member that is rotatably connected to the first joint member; a motor for causing rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member; and a first clutch that is movable between an engaged position in which the first clutch restrains rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member and a disengaged position in which the first clutch permits rotation of the first joint member with respect to the second joint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Norgren Automation Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin E. Marttinen, Steven D. Koski, Stephen E. Wikstrom, Vincent C. Rabaut, III, Dale Lesh, John David Begin
  • Patent number: 10030691
    Abstract: In a cable connection structure in which a roughly spherical cable end disposed at the tip of an inner wire is connected to a movable member, the movable member is provided with a pair of wing pieces that hold the inner wire, a cable insertion opening that guides the cable end to a space between the wing pieces, and a roughly elliptical cable end passage part that displaceably supports the cable end. The long axis of the roughly elliptical shape of the cable end passage part roughly coincides with the direction of insertion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Shuichi Kudoh, Shinji Ichikawa, Ryuichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9970533
    Abstract: A method of rebuilding a pressure control solenoid includes uncrimping a housing of the solenoid, and disassembling the solenoid. An original spool valve of the solenoid is removed from a hydraulic bore of the solenoid. The hydraulic bore is reamed such that an inner diameter of the bore is enlarged. A replacement spool valve is inserted into the hydraulic bore. An outer diameter of the replacement spool valve is larger than an outer diameter of the original spool valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Powertrain Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Fathauer
  • Patent number: 9932019
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus for a robotic charging station for charging a battery of an electric vehicle. A semi-autonomous portable robot is programmed to interchange depleted rechargeable batteries disposed in an electric or hybrid vehicle. Portable battery pod dispenses batteries to semi-autonomous portable robot for swap. Semi-autonomous portable robot uses navigational sensors to transport battery to predetermined position at the battery interchange location. Battery disposition and configuration data are wirelessly communicated by battery pod to semi-autonomous portable robot. Battery pod is also in electrical communication with vehicle for timely latching and unlatching of battery modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ample, Inc.
    Inventor: Khaled Hassounah
  • Patent number: 9868180
    Abstract: A method for repairing a blade tip of a turbine blade based on a dual fusion weld process for portions of a tip plate and a mechanical locking bead over the tip plate. A damaged portion of blade is removed. The damaged portion is removed at an initial cut level. An undamaged portion of the turbine blade exists as a base below the initial cut level. A replacement section is rebuilt via laser cladding. The replacement section is machined to form a tip pocket. A tip plate is placed in the tip pocket. The tip plate comprises at least a first portion and a second portion. The tip plate is welded using a dual fusion weld process comprising a first weld process and a second weld process. A squealer tip is built using a welding process that forms a mechanical locking bead over the tip plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Brian L. Henderson, David R. Kaser, Warren Martin Miglietti, Andrew C. Pappadouplos
  • Patent number: 9850006
    Abstract: A wing skin, which was secured to a wing structure by a plurality of fasteners extending through the wing skin, is removed from the wing and aligned with a template. Template holes are drilled through the template corresponding to each of the fastener holes of the wing skin. The template is then aligned with a new wing skin, and pilot holes are drilled through the new wing skin corresponding to each of the template holes. The new wing skin is then aligned with the wing structure such that the pilot holes permit access to corresponding fastener holes of the wing structure. A mill bit is then positioned through each pilot hole and aligned with the center of the corresponding consumable bushing in the fastener hole of the wing sub-structure, and the skin pilot holes are milled to form fastener holes in the new wing skin aligned with existing sub-structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burton Kalisz, Joshua Ryan Werner
  • Patent number: 9810093
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas turbine and a gas turbine power facility which flexibly accommodate changes in layout of devices and in user's needs. This invention includes an air compressor 1; a turbine 2 coaxially coupled to the compressor 1; a turbine casing 4 accommodating the compressor 1 and the turbine 2; a compressor output shaft 23 for coupling rotary devices including a power generator 200, the compressor output shaft 22 protruding from the turbine casing 4 towards the compressor 1; and a turbine output shaft 23 for coupling the rotary devices, the turbine output shaft 23 protruding from the turbine casing 4 towards the turbine 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Tsukidate, Hidetoshi Kuroki, Atsushi Sano
  • Patent number: 9757829
    Abstract: A reinstalling method which, when reinstalling an object to be supported, precisely restores the object to an initial installing state in a short period of time without requiring special skills. In a state before supporting of an object to be supported by support tools is released and in each of states in which the supporting is sequentially released, load acting on at least one support tool selected from among the support tools being in a supporting state is obtained. When reinstalling, the object is sequentially supported at the same positions as those before the release by the support tools in the reverse order to that of the release, and, a vertical-direction supporting position of each support tool is adjusted so that a load cell of the selected support tool detects the same value as the load obtained in the supporting state before the support tool was released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DMG MORI SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori Saraie, Shigenori Jo, Kinji Hashimoto, Toshiya Sato, Kazuo Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9635954
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that provides parasite, dust mite and allergen protection for an encasement used for a mattress or foundation. The device can be part of the original encasement or added as an after-market item to a conventional encasement to prevent the egress of parasites, dust mites and allergens from the gap between the zipper slide and the zipper stop and prevent movement of the zipper slide when the zipper is completely zipped up. The device includes a at least one compressible material that is used. The compressible material is compressed to seal the gap and prevent movement of the zipper slide. In one embodiment of the invention, the device allows the mattress or foundation within the encasement to breathe while blocking parasites, dust mites and allergens from escaping from within the encasement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: William J. Scarleski
  • Patent number: 9498857
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an integrally bladed rotor for gas turbine engines according to one aspect includes a step of positioning a blade on a hub in a joining procedure by using a priority surface of the blade as a reference surface. The priority surface is determined in relation to importance of surface functionality of the blades during engine operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Mario Blais, Michel Bellerose
  • Patent number: 9463533
    Abstract: A method of salvaging a used, damaged turbocharger compressor housing involving the steps of machining the damaged interior surface of the housing, grit blasting the machined surface, building up the machined surface with coating material, and final machining the interior surface to its original specifications. The method includes holding the compressor housing by key datums during the machining steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. Cornelius, Gerald T. Otten, Jr., Mark D. Veliz, Karen Renee Raab, David Alejandro Chairez Briones, Luis Alonso Lugo Aviles, Rathnam Venkatesh Basam
  • Patent number: 9452484
    Abstract: Components, such as turbine blades or vanes, are formed to a desired shape and dimensions by ablation machining a work piece surface. Recast layer material created on the work piece surface during the ablation machining is subsequently removed by fluoride ion cleaning (FIC). Exemplary ablation machining methods include laser machining and electric discharge machining (EDM). The work piece material may include superalloys commonly used for fabrication of turbine blades or vanes, which are susceptible to recast layer formation during EDM or laser machining. Post ablation FIC recast layer removal is easier than known methods, such as mechanical grinding, secondary EDM machining of the layer at lower speeds and/or current intensity, or chemical etching processes. Ablation machining processes can be optimized for speed and efficiency without regard for recast layer avoidance, with knowledge that the recast layer will be subsequently removed by the complimentary FIC process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan F. Oliver Vargas
  • Patent number: 9440342
    Abstract: A fastener extraction ratchet bit system for facilitating extraction of stripped fasteners by permitting attachment of extraction bits to an air drive ratchet. The system includes a driving tool and a fitting coupled to and extending from the driving tool. A drill socket is coupled to a drill bit wherein the drill bit is selectively couplable to the fitting such that the driving tool provides a driving force to the drill bit. An extraction socket is coupled to an extraction bit wherein the extraction bit is also selectively couplable to the fitting such that the driving tool provides the driving force to the extraction bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin D. Nye
  • Patent number: 9249903
    Abstract: A composite pipe comprises a polyetheretherketone innermost pipe around which a reinforcing overwrap is arranged. A protective sheath surrounds the overwrap. Such a composite pipe may be made by selecting a polyetheretherketone pipe having an outer region having a crystallinity of less than 25%; overlaying the selected pipe with overwrap; and subjecting the combination to heat, thereby causing the crystallinity of the outer region of the polyetheretherketone pipe to increase. The method reduces the risk of pipe failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Victrex Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Alan Wood, Horst Sandner
  • Patent number: 9235551
    Abstract: Machine-implemented methods, systems, processing devices and machine-readable media are provided for simulating a mill reline, which involve collecting mill relining data and processing the relining data as simulation parameters using a mill relining model. The relining data generally include variables treated as discrete time/frequency distributions. Simulated events for the mill reline may be generated based on the relining data. Additional relining data relating to a specific existing site may be included as simulation parameters. The simulation may be used in determining an optimal work flow for carrying out the mill reline at a specific existing site, e.g., where time to carry out the mill reline is minimized. The simulation may also be employed for benchmarking. The additional relining data may be provided in video format, and analysis of the video format data may be undertaken, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Russell Mineral Equipment Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter John Rubie
  • Publication number: 20150143682
    Abstract: A front sight assembly that can be mounted to a barrel and a gas block is disclosed. The front sight assembly has a barrel mount that allows the front sight assembly to pivot about the barrel. The front sight assembly also has a gas block mount that allows the user to pivot and set the front sight left or right to allow for windage. The front sight assembly may also have a front sight disposed over the gas block mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: James Gordon
  • Publication number: 20150144433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for installing one or more ropes of an elevator, wherein a pulley of a pulley arrangement is roped, which pulley arrangement comprises a pulley having a shaft for mounting it rotatably on a support frame, the shaft having a first end and a second end; and a support frame having a first supporting wall and a second supporting wall spaced apart and having a pulley space between them, in which pulley space the pulley is mounted, the first end of the shaft extending into a first opening of the first supporting wall, and the second end of the shaft extending into a second opening of the second supporting wall. In which method one or more ropes is/are guided to pass around said pulley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Johannes KOIVUKANGAS, Tommi RAUTIO
  • Publication number: 20150145679
    Abstract: A radio (100) comprises a radio housing (102) having external radio features (104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116) located on a surface of the radio housing. At least one of the external radio features is removable and replaceable by another external radio feature having a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag (120) embedded therein for retrofitting the radio (100) with RFID capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150136697
    Abstract: An oily water separator for removing oil from oil-containing water, including a vessel, a filtration membrane unit and a discharge mechanism; the filtration membrane unit containing a filtration membrane module and a returning mechanism, the filtration membrane module for performing filtration in the state of allowing the module to be immersed into the oil-containing water; the filtration membrane module having an elongated filtration membrane with an opening portion, the opening portion of the filtration membrane being fixed to one end of the filtration membrane module, the opening portion of the filtration membrane being communicatively connected to the returning mechanism; the returning mechanism being extended along the filtration membrane toward an end on a side opposite to an end portion having the opening portion thereof, the returning mechanism being communicatively connected with the discharge mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Masaaki SAKURAI, Kenji SAKAI, Hidekiyo HARA, Kanako ABE, Takashi NOMURA
  • Publication number: 20150139577
    Abstract: A shaft support and lubrication system can include two vise bearings, a lantern ring, and two or more sets of packings. The vise bearings can be rigid cylinder tubes. The lantern ring can be a flexible cylindrical tube with one or more outer grooves on an outer diameter, one or more inner grooves on an inner diameter, and one or more through holes from either the outer diameter or the one or more outer grooves to either the inner diameter or the one or more inner grooves. When arranged coaxially and installed on a shaft, the shaft support and lubrication system provide physical stabilization and provide lubrication or cleaning solution to the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Ward Forrest
  • Publication number: 20150129317
    Abstract: A choke assembly for controlling air flow into a piston of a percussion tool for downhole drilling includes a choke and a choke adapter. The choke comprises a choke body and a choke opening in the choke body for fluid to flow therethrough. The choke further includes one or more arm slots formed into the choke body between an inner wall of the choke body and an outer wall of the choke body. The one or more arm slots are designed to receive one or more arms of a choke change tool. The choke adapter has an adapter opening extending through the choke adapter. The choke is sized to fit in the adapter opening. The choke is removable from the choke adapter after the choke is inserted into the adapter opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Plana, Amnach Kongamnach Kongamnach, Greg Hawley
  • Publication number: 20150129319
    Abstract: A slip ring apparatus which includes a housing, a contact assembly recess defined by the housing, a slip ring rotor assembly contained within the interior of the housing adjacent to the contact assembly recess, a slip ring contact assembly mounted within the interior of the housing, wherein the slip ring contact assembly is insertable and removable from the interior of the housing via an exterior recess side of the contact assembly recess, and a hatch cover for covering the contact assembly recess, wherein the hatch cover is removable and replaceable via the exterior recess side of the contact assembly recess. A method of servicing a slip ring apparatus which includes removing a hatch cover, servicing the slip ring apparatus, and replacing the hatch cover, all via an exterior recess side of the contact assembly recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alben D'Silva, Mesfin Ayele Demissie
  • Publication number: 20150128719
    Abstract: Disclosed are assembly line equipment maintenance devices and methods. A maintenance cart is selectively engaged to a transport conveyor and integrated into a moving assembly line. The cart can include maintenance tools to refurbish robot end effector tools or replacement tools engageable by robot wrists. The maintenance or replacement tools can include a variety of maintenance equipment including weld tip dressing tools, weld force gauges, replacement weld guns, and test coupon disks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Velibor Kilibarda
  • Publication number: 20150129459
    Abstract: A wafer container an enclosure portion including a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of side walls, a back wall, and a door frame opposite the back wall, the door frame defining a front opening, and a wafer support structure including two side wafer supports 5 each side wafer support including a removable backstop. The invention includes maintaining wafer containers by replacing the removable backstop. The invention includes converting shipping containers that ship large diameter wafers vertically to containers to be used in fabrication facilities that store wafers horizontally for robotic pickup for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew A. Fuller, John Burns
  • Publication number: 20150123061
    Abstract: Shown is a fence post system and a coupling used in such a system for coupling the fence rails and fence posts of metal tubular fences such as those used in horse and cattle ranching operations. A clamp ring is secured about the vertical tubular metal fence post. A pair of clamping body components fit about the horizontal fence rail and are secured by top and bottom tightening bosses and tightening elements. When tightened, the assembly nearly completely circumscribes the exterior surface of the fence rail, providing near 360 degree circumferential contact. The coupling can be articulated in various ways. It can be rotated about the fence post before tightening. It can also be pivoted in a vertical plane to adjust for changes in the elevation of the fence line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Craig Walters
  • Publication number: 20150124435
    Abstract: Pool lighting assemblies, lens and methods of installing, maintaining and servicing are disclosed. A pool lighting assembly can include a light fixture body forming an elongated housing with a generally open interior, where the light fixture body constructed for insertion into a structure, such a pool wall. Additionally, a light cartridge can be provided. The light cartridge can have an illumination portion with a light emitting diode, a circuitry portion for controlling the light emitting diode, and a heat sink in proximity of the light emitting diode and the circuitry portion. A lens assembly, attachable to the light fixture body, can also be provided. The lens of the lens assembly can be interchangeable with a different lens. Also, the light cartridge can be removable from the light fixture body without removing the light fixture body from the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Next Step Products LLC
    Inventors: Mark Masterman, Roy Archer
  • Publication number: 20150113926
    Abstract: A filter cartridge includes a media pack having first and second opposite flow faces; the media pack comprising flutes extending in a direction between the inlet flow face and the outlet flow face; a frame mounted on the second flow face of the media pack; a seal support section extending from the base member; and first and second opposite and spaced blades extending from the base member and in a different direction from the base member as the seal support section. The first and second blades are embedded within the media pack through the second flow face. A seal member is oriented against the seal support section. The filter cartridge can be removably oriented in a cassette. The cassette and filter cartridge are removably oriented in an air cleaner housing. The cassette may include lugs to help position the cartridge in sealing engagement with the air cleaner housing. In another embodiment, the filter cartridge is cassette-free and includes a cartridge-handle projecting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: JOHAN G. DEWIT, Johnny Craessaerts, Andreas Hoeniges