Replacing Of Defective Part Patents (Class 29/402.08)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150118944
    Abstract: The work of replacing a polishing pad is easily performed, and thermal damage is prevented from occurring in a polishing table. A polishing apparatus 100 includes a polishing table 110 having an attachment surface 110a to which a polishing pad 108 used to polish a substrate 102 is attached. The polishing apparatus 100 also includes a silicone layer 111 provided on the attachment surface 110a of the polishing table 110 and interposed between the polishing table 110 and the polishing pad 108. By interposing the silicone layer 111, it is possible to easily detach and attach the polishing pad 108. In addition, since a heat treatment for coating the silicone layer 111 on the polishing table 110 is performed at a relatively low temperature, it is possible to prevent thermal damage from occurring in the polishing table 110 due to the heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ryuichi Kosuge, Tadakazu Sone, Soichi Isobe, Takeshi Sakurai, Eiji Hirai, Kaoru Hamaura, Suguru Ogura
  • Publication number: 20150114893
    Abstract: A pollution trap for storm-water runoff includes a filter-box assembly that provides for top-down maintenance. The filter-box assembly includes at least one filter container, a filter-container support, and a peripheral seal, so the filter container can be lifted from and lowered into the trap from above. The filter container includes sidewalls forming an open bottom and top, a bottom filter support, and a top filter retainer, with the container receiving a stack of intelligently-selected filters supported on the filter support and kept in the container by the top filter retainer. An optional adjustable hold-down assembly holds down the top filter retainer and the underlying filters. The filter-container support holds the filter container up off the trap floor so the storm-water can up-flow through it. And the seal is interposed peripherally between the filter container and the filter-container support so the storm-water cannot flow around the filter container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: John S. MOLL
  • Publication number: 20150107075
    Abstract: A process and tool for installing and removing various kinds of wear parts used with earth working equipment. The process and tool allows the operator to remove and install the wear parts at a safe distance so that the operator is physically remote from the potential risks of the removal and installation process. The tool may be manually operated via an operator or the tool may be a semi-automated or fully automated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150096930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a separation membrane module in which a plurality of spiral-type separation membrane elements for use in separating and removing ingredients present in a fluid to be treated are loaded. The present invention provides a separation membrane module in which a plurality of spiral-type separation membrane elements are loaded in a cylindrical pressure-resistant vessel and which allows easy loading and removal of the separation membrane elements while maintaining sealing property even when high-hardness foreign particles are present on sealing surfaces and fully achieving its performance, thereby ensuring reductions in maintenance time and labor, and provides a replacement method for such separation membrane elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Masahide Taniguchi, Tomohiro Maeda
  • Publication number: 20150098232
    Abstract: A method for changing a light bulb in a parking light pole, comprising disposing a housing on the top of a light pole for holding a lamp holder having a lamp disposed therein, holding the lamp holder in the housing by urging the lamp holder downward, removing the lamp holder by urging a removal apparatus up through an annulus in the center of the light pole to urge a plurality of pivoting members outward and away from the bottom surface of the lamp holder to allow the lamp holder to fall and be captured by the removal apparatus, replacing the lamp holder by disposing the lamp holder in an installation device, urging the installation device upward such that the lamp holder causes the pivoting members to urge outward, urging the installation device down in the annulus to allow the lamp holder to be urged downward, and removing the installation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: THOMAS NEVITT
  • Publication number: 20150094737
    Abstract: A medical manipulator includes: an operation member configured to drive so as to operate a treatment tool; a treatment tool side drive shaft configured to rotate about an axis thereof so as to drive the operation member; an operation amount detection member connected to the treatment tool; a treatment tool side detection shaft configured to rotate about an axis thereof in accordance with displacement of the operation amount detection member; a drive unit side drive shaft engaged with the treatment tool side drive shaft; a drive unit side detection shaft engaged with the treatment tool side detection shaft; a shape regulation section configured to regulate a shape of the treatment tool to a predetermined operation state; and a phase setting section configured to set phases in rotational directions of the treatment tool side drive shaft and the treatment tool side detection shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Naoya HATAKEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150084367
    Abstract: Disclosed is a glazing system for a passenger service vehicle, as well as a passenger service vehicle comprising such a glazing system. The system generally comprises glazing frames that are attached to a passenger service vehicle, which have glazing mounts extending inwardly along some or all of the frames. The mounts are configured to associate a glazing panel with the frame. Further, there is disclosed a removable retainer configured to engage with the frame, and to retain a glazing panel against the glazing mount. In some examples, the frame comprises a frame retainer and the removable retainer is configured to engage between the frame retainer and a glazing panel in an interference manner in order to retain, or urge and retain, a glazing panel against the glazing mount. During repair, or maintenance, the retainer can be removed to allow for ease of replacement or repair of the glazing panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy Turner, Russell Mowat, Gavin Beach
  • Publication number: 20150082596
    Abstract: The invention provides for apparatus (10) for lifting a conveyor belt (13) supported on a series of idler rollers (19) on a belt conveyor (11), the apparatus (10) comprising a body (4) selectively movable along the belt conveyor (11) and a belt lifting assembly (50) mounted on the body (41) and operable to engage the conveyor belt (13) to lift the belt from, and subsequently lower said belt onto, an idler roller operatively supporting the belt on the conveyor (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Leigh Carter
  • Publication number: 20150075378
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating ash particles from a flue gas. The apparatus includes a screen that has a plurality of semi-elliptical cylinder surfaces. The semi-elliptical cylinder surfaces having holes through which said flue gas flows and through which the ash particles will not pass. The screen has a single layer for performing the separation in a manner such that the ash particles fall away from the screen and collect outside of the screen. A method of reducing velocity of a flue gas passing through screening apparatus for separating flue gas from ash particles. The method includes replacing a first screen of the screening apparatus with a second screen that has a plurality of semi-elliptical cylinder surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mark A. Buzanowski, Richard B. Crawford, lain Stuart Hall, Jake King
  • Publication number: 20150076021
    Abstract: Containers and methods are disclosed for replacing expired or unserviceable aircraft emergency slides (“slides”) in an aircraft. The disclosed containers are configured to securely retain both unserviceable slides and serviceable slides. The containers can be placed on an aircraft through the main door of the aircraft, and are further configured to be easily transported within the aircraft from a staging area of the aircraft to a slide installation and removal point at either the main door or an emergency exit door of the aircraft. The containers can be aligned with the installation and removal point to facilitate replacing an unserviceable slide with a new, serviceable slide. The disclosed containers and methods improve personnel safety concerning lifting and handling of the slides, which are heavy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jose Ordonez, Neil Waldron
  • Publication number: 20150068007
    Abstract: A plunger shoe for insertion and removal of plungers in a plunger pump comprises an elongated trough having an enlarged width section at one end. When inserted into the cylinder of a plunger pump, the trough rests within the cylinder and the enlarged width section rests in a corresponding section in the cylinder head. A plunger may be easily slid along the valley of the trough and through the opening in the seal element in the cylinder. A hole in the enlarged width section forms a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth James Conques
  • Patent number: 8973237
    Abstract: A method of joining two portions of an underwater pipeline laid on the bed of a body of water to conduct fluid and/or gas, the method including: joining a telescopic sleeve, having a first coupling head, to a first end of a first pipeline portion above the body of water; laying the first end, the telescopic sleeve, and the first coupling head on the bed of the body of water; joining a second coupling head to a second end of a second pipeline portion above the body of water; laying the second end and the second coupling head on the bed of the body of water, close to the first coupling head; roughly aligning the first and second coupling head in the body of water; and clamping the first and second coupling head to each other in the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Saipem S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fontolan
  • Publication number: 20150059294
    Abstract: A transport puck vertically aligns a caulking cartridge, nozzle-down.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Louis Fitzgerald, IV
  • Publication number: 20150053793
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatuses adapted to be used as a replacement oil cartridge tip. In some embodiments apparatuses include a replacement swirler ring for an oil cartridge tip, the replacement swirler ring having an annular main body including an inner diameter surface sized to be joined to an outer diameter surface of the oil cartridge tip by a metal joining process including one of brazing, welding temperature or mechanical interference and an outer diameter surface including channels evenly spaced about a primary axis of the annular main body, wherein the annular ring includes a material that is at least as wear-resistant as a material of the oil cartridge tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Carmine Bellino, Bill Damon Johnston, JR., Heath Ostebee, Brian Lee Tollison
  • Publication number: 20150053033
    Abstract: Devices and methods for remanufacturing a printer cartridge component are provided. The printer cartridge component is a drum gear assembly configured for attachment to an organic photoconductor (OPC) drum configured for use in a printer cartridge. The drum gear assembly has a drum drive gear and a drive axle attached to the drum drive gear. The drive axle has a first end with teeth portions. The device has a first portion having a drive axle engagement end configured to engage the drive axle. The device further has a second portion coupled to the first portion. The second portion has a teeth engagement portion to engage one or more of the teeth portions of the drive axle. The first portion and the second portion are configured for assembling and disassembling the drum gear assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Niederstadt, Shinichi Iijima, Kozo Ishio, Edgar Covarrubias
  • Publication number: 20150053206
    Abstract: A half facepiece respirator has a shaped support piece supporting and fixing the position of a particle or paper filter insert or outsert with either the support piece or the particle filter incorporating a face sealing component. Placed within the shaped support piece, a grille may be placed in the lower section of the shaped support piece. Additionally the half facepiece includes a head harness having a release mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Antti Seppälä, Robert Sutton, Amy Elizabeth Quiring, Michael Parham
  • Publication number: 20150047167
    Abstract: The damaged headlight, fog light or tail light mounting tab is repaired by cutting away all of the old damaged mount tab. The new mounting tab is bent and trimmed to mirror the old mount tab, then is screwed or glued down to the housing in replace of the old damaged mounting tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Luis Antonio Gonzalez, III
  • Publication number: 20150047166
    Abstract: In an optical probe (10) having an inner tube (30) arranged to house one or more optical elements (32), a method is provided which allows constructing the inner tube to have at least two corresponding inner tube sections (32, 34) separable from one another along a longitudinal axis of the inner tube. While corresponding inner tube sections (32, 34) are detached from one another, one or more of the optical elements may be disposed into either of the inner tube sections. The inner tube sections may be attached to one another by way of at least one removable affixing element to facilitate servicing of the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis H. Lemieux, David W. Fox, James P. Williams, Jan P. Smed, Paul J. Zombo
  • Publication number: 20150048065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single- or multi-wire welding torch (6), more specifically to a laser-hybrid single- or multi-wire welding head provided with the welding torch (6) which can be connected to a welding device via a hose pack and consists of several parts such as a torch handle, a tubular welding torch housing, a contact housing, a contact tube for each welding wire (21a, 21b), a gas nozzle (2) etc., wherein an internal insert (28) for receiving the contact tube(s) (20a, 20b) and the gas nozzle (2) is mounted in an end area of the welding torch housing. A fixing element (30) made at least partially of a flexible material is placed on the internal insert (28) or on the housing (2) for producing as required an, in particular, gas-tight connection between said internal insert (28) and the gas nozzle (2) pushed thereon. This connection can be established by the spatial extension of the fixing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ewald BERGER, Gerhard MIESSBACHER, Harald NÖBAUER, Manfred RÜHRNÖSSL, Herbert STAUFER, Markus STEINMAURER
  • Publication number: 20150040525
    Abstract: An exhaust gas-treating device (1) for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, especially of a motor vehicle, has a housing (2), which has a jacket (3) extending circumferentially on the side and two end-side end bottoms (4, 5). Maintenance is simplified with at least one mounting tube (6), which passes through one or the first end bottom (4) and into the outlet end (8) of which a particle filter (7) is plugged axially from the outside, with a deflecting housing (9). The deflecting housing (9) contains a deflecting chamber (10), and has at least one inlet (11) communicating with the deflecting chamber (10) and at least one outlet (12) communicating with the deflecting chamber (10). A fastening device (13) is provided for detachably fastening the respective inlet (11) at the respective outlet end (8) of the mounting tube (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Marcus WERNI, Rainer LEHNEN