Disassembling Patents (Class 29/426.1)
  • Patent number: 10696170
    Abstract: A method for changing at least one energy store of a vehicle and an energy store changing apparatus. The method includes steps for ascertaining the vehicle type and the provision of vehicle data relating to the ascertained vehicle type. The vehicle data includes data about the arrangement of the energy store in the vehicle. The position of the vehicle is ascertained on the basis of at least one physical reference point, and at least one energy store of the vehicle is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KUKA Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Neider, Stefan Mayr
  • Patent number: 10525556
    Abstract: Components of a pocket-sprung-mattress sub-assembly having individual metal springs retained within a matrix of fabric pockets are separated. A rotatable tearing drum 405 is driven by a drive motor 406. Tearing devices 407 are arranged to pull metal springs from a pocket-sprung-mattress sub-assembly during the rotation of the tearing drum 405. A feeding assembly 408 compressors an end portion of the mattress sub-assembly and moves this end portion continually to bring an end of the mattress sub-assembly into contact with the rotating tearing devices 407.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Furniture Recycling Group Limited
    Inventor: Nicholas Simon Oettinger
  • Patent number: 10347518
    Abstract: A transport vehicle for transporting a transportation-target object to a placement location that is provided at a lower position, includes: a supporting portion configured to support the transportation-target object; a lifting/lowering portion configured to lift and lower the transportation-target object in a suspended state; and a weight detecting portion configured to detect a weight of the transportation-target object, wherein a lowering speed of the transportation-target object is increased after a detection value that is detected by the weight detecting portion while the transportation-target object is being lowered by the lifting/lowering portion in a state where the transportation-target object is supported by the supporting portion has become smaller than or equal to a first set value, and thereafter, the supporting of the transportation-target object by the supporting portion is canceled after the suspending of the transportation-target object by the lifting/lowering portion has been canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryuya Murakami
  • Patent number: 10041142
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for concentrating metals, in particular silver and/or tin and/or lead from scrap containing metal, by treating the material/scrap containing silver and/or tin and/or lead with a sulfonic acid of the formula R—SO2—OH in the presence of an oxidizing agent, wherein R can be an organic group or ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Ulrich Loser, Wolfram Palitzsch
  • Patent number: 9945404
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein generally relates to an improved clamp assembly for attaching two or more objects, such as furniture, tables, desks, dividers or other panel elements together of variable thicknesses. The elements of the clamp assembly invention generally include a clamp body with a clamp stop and clamp spine, a cross-dowel, an actuating screw and clamp lever. The clamp assembly imparts a compressive clamping force by utilizing a fulcrum-lever arrangement whereby the clamp lever is moved in an arcuate trajectory by rotating the actuating screw in the desired direction as the clamp lever pivots about a fulcrum point. This allows the user to easily place and connect various objects, such as tables, desks, courtesy and privacy panels and another desired object that the user desires to secure in a desired arrangement by imparting a compressive force to the panel element that is to be connected to another panel element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Klingler
  • Patent number: 9797100
    Abstract: A milling machine has a frame, a rotor, a mixing chamber with a front door and a rear door, and a controller. The controller is in communication with the frame, the rotor, the front door, and the rear door, and configured to operate the milling machine in a travel mode and a work mode. When the travel mode is actuated, the controller raises the rotor to a predetermined position, closes the front door and the rear door, and raises the frame to a predetermined height. When the work mode is actuated, the controller lowers the frame to a predetermined height, lowers the rotor to a predetermined position, and opens the front door and the rear door to predetermined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Muir, Brian J. Schlenker, Matthew-David S. Frantz, Derek P. Nieuwsma
  • Patent number: 9153281
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for providing gripper recovery using a magazine drop-out feature. Embodiments operate in context of a data storage library having a number of media cartridges physically located within slots of one or more magazines. A robotic hand assembly uses a gripper mechanism to retrieve and ferry the cartridges between the magazines and one or more media drives. In some instances, the gripper mechanism is unable to disengage from the cartridge or to disengage the cartridge from its magazine slot. Embodiments detect this condition and direct the robotic hand assembly to drop out of engagement with the cartridge through the drop-out region of the magazine slot, allowing the gripper mechanism to recover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dean Austin Hill, Matthew David Woodbury, Christopher John Clos
  • Publication number: 20150145231
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bicycle that includes a frame that is specifically design to accommodate different axle configurations. The bicycle includes a wheel including a wheel axle and a bicycle frame comprising a wheel support including an axle opening having a first width and an axle slot contiguous with the axle opening and having a second width less than the first width. Preferably, a portion of the wheel axle positioned in the axle opening has a diameter that substantially matches the first width. The present invention also provides a method of changing an original wheel of a bicycle. The method comprises removing the original wheel from the wheel support, positioning a converter in the axle opening, providing a replacement wheel having a replacement hub that has a replacement axle, and sliding the replacement axle through the axle slot and into the receiving area defined by the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason S. McDonald, Jeremy Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150135501
    Abstract: A method for making a threaded joint between first and second tubulars, each tubular including a central axis, a first end, a second end, a throughbore extending between the first second ends, an internally threaded box-end connector at the first end, and an externally threaded pin-end connector at the second end, the method including: (a) moving the first tubular axially relative to the second tubular to position the pin-end connector of the first tubular at least partially within the box-end connector of the second tubular. In addition, the method includes (b) orbiting the pin-end connector of the first tubular about the central axis of the second tubular; and (c) rotating the first tubular about the central axis of the first tubular during (b). Further, the method includes (d) threading the pin-end connector of the first tubular into the box-end connector of the second tubular dining (b) and (c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventor: PIERRE A. BEYNET
  • Publication number: 20150136180
    Abstract: The invention concerns an assembly (1) for engaging and activating a bargun (2), the bargun having a handle (21) with at least one button (22, 23) on its upper surface (24) and a nozzle (25) perpendicular to the handle, the assembly comprising:—a draining body (11) presenting:. an opening (111) for receiving the bargun nozzle,. an outlet (112) configured for being connected to the drain,—a bargun holding bracket (12) attached to the draining body, said bracket defining a space (s) for holding the handle and the free end (121) of said bracket being configured for activating the at least one button on the upper surface of the handle when the handle is slid in said space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Rick Baron, Joshua Cox, Steve Garbee, Steve Robbins
  • Patent number: 9032620
    Abstract: Method for laterally replacing a heavy component of a plant assembly, the method including disconnecting the heavy component from other components of the plant assembly and from a base plate to which the heavy component is fixed; lifting the heavy component above the base plate with a lifting system provided within the base plate; connecting at least a pair of rails to the base plate, under the lifted heavy component, such that the at least a pair of rails extends at substantially a right angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the heavy component; lowering the heavy component on crawling mechanisms disposed on the at least a pair of rails; and laterally replacing the heavy component from the base plate and the other components of the plant assembly by actuating the crawling mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Frassinelli, Stefano Rossin, Daniela Meiattini
  • Publication number: 20150128394
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a positioning system for electromagnetic riveting. The apparatus comprises a plate and a biasing system physically associated with the plate. The plate is configured to be positioned relative to a first workpiece, and is further configured to electromagnetically engage an electromagnetic tool. The biasing system is configured to physically engage a second workpiece. The biasing system is further configured to hold the plate in a desired position relative to the first workpiece during a number of operations performed by the electromagnetic tool while the plate is electromagnetically engaged with the first workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Branko Sarh, Harinder Singh Oberoi, Alfredo Jose Gerosa Blanch, Kevin Marion Barrick, Ray Lanier Holden
  • Publication number: 20150122822
    Abstract: A drain pan with an attached glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Saffelle, Brett A. Holleman
  • Publication number: 20150122341
    Abstract: A method of using a kit to clean an injection combustion engine while the engine is running comprising removing a vacuum hose attached to the engine, inserting a tube attached to a compartment containing a liquid cleaning chemical inside the hose, introducing the chemical into the engine's fuel system in a controlled fashion, removing the tube from the hose after the recommended amount of chemical is in the engine's fuel system and reattaching the hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lance Balistrere, William Beichner, Chad Flanagan
  • Publication number: 20150121683
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing an optical communication device is disclosed. An optical sub-assembly and optical platform can form the optical communication device. Pre-defined break lines are placed on a carrier wafer. The wafer can accommodate a modulator sub-mount and a laser sub-mount. A tooling process is used to place the modulator sub-mount on an optical platform and the laser sub-mount adjacent to a thermo-electrical cooler. The laser sub-mount can be hermetically enclosed and aligned to communicate with the modulator sub-mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Pfnuer, Ravi Kachru, John Fangman, Utpal Chakrabarti
  • Patent number: 9021678
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique which can disassemble a mandrel having a substantially cylindrical shape and being dividable into a plurality of segments, easily and efficiently. The disassembling method comprises, in the mandrel adhesively attached with a composite material structure on an outer peripheral surface thereof, a rotation step of rotating the pair of support rings along with the mandrel to position a segment which is a detached target to an uppermost portion; and a segment detaching step of detaching the segment which is the detached target positioned at the uppermost portion, from the pair of support rings; wherein in the segment detaching step, the segment which is the detached target is moved in a vertically downward direction to a position inside of the mandrel, between the pair of support rings, and is carried out from between the pair of support rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sana, Naoki Tamura, Tomoya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150114254
    Abstract: Systems for and methods of insulating an uninsulated railroad car that include a plurality of insulation segments that are nonpermanently secured to interior surfaces of walls and a ceiling of the railroad car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Lee Wadsworth
  • Publication number: 20150107796
    Abstract: A wear ring for a piston of a die-casting apparatus comprises an annular body having a gap extending therethrough. The gap is configured to define at least two circumferentially offset pairs of circumferentially spaced apart facing surfaces. The facing surfaces of each pair are angled and configured to contact each other in a flush manner when the wear ring is circumferentially compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Henry Robbins
  • Publication number: 20150112520
    Abstract: A method and system for detaching one or more compartments attached to a watercraft in response to a detected event, the method including detecting an event with respect to a compartment attached to the watercraft and causing, in response to detecting the event, a release of one or more attaching members that attach the compartment to the watercraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yousef JADALLAH JADALLAH, Jadallah JADALLAH
  • Publication number: 20150107651
    Abstract: A design is described for solar panel that allows for modular installation and efficient removal of panels irrespective of the panel's relative location in an array arrangement. A system is provided that includes a plurality of modular panels (such as solar power panels). These panels are rimmed by frames featuring one or more exterior-facing, grooved channels. A first channel—which may be used to mount the panel, and which replaces traditional railing installation systems—and a second channel that is configured to allow movement of one or more panel splices used to secure the panels together. Integrated electrical connection interfaces are provided on opposite side surfaces of the frames to couple with the electrical connection interfaces of adjacent panels to establish an electrical path between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Barry CINNAMON, Wilson LEONG, David BAKER
  • Publication number: 20150110567
    Abstract: A rotary cutting tool having a monolithic carbide cutting member defining a carbide cutting head and a carbide shaft extending outwardly from the cutting head. The shaft includes a conduit in fluid communication with a port for delivering coolant and/or lubricating fluid to an interface between the cutting tool and a work piece. The cutting head defines a peripheral portion and a plurality of carbide cutting edges alternating with flutes in the peripheral portion. The cutting head, the shaft, and the cutting edges are formed integrally with one another. A shank portion defines an elongated bore, and the shaft is received in the bore in a shrink-fit relationship, wherein the shaft of the cutting member is fixed against movement relative to the shank portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Kennametal, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Ning, Thomas Bobos
  • Patent number: 9003642
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method of and an apparatus for including: separating magnets and corresponding target plates; separating a lower support assembly from an upper retainer assembly of a thin-wafer handling system; and inserting or removing a thin wafer from the thin-wafer handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wienrich, Charles Singleton
  • Publication number: 20150098669
    Abstract: This rotative assembly comprises a first element rotating with respect to a second element around a rotation axis, at least one bearing arranged between the first and second element, and at least one sealing element arranged between the first element and the second element. The sealing element is housed in a peripheral groove provided on the first element, and comprises at least one sealing lip resting on a surface of the second element. The first element comprises an extraction groove realized on a radial surface of the first element, and which forms an empty space below an internal surface of the sealing element and creates an axial access to said empty space from an axial end surface of the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventor: Denis CATALANO
  • Publication number: 20150089786
    Abstract: A method of using a retention clip to secure hardware is provided. The retention clip may include a support surface having an aperture extending through the support surface. The retention clip may further include two anti-rotation surfaces extending from the support surface in a non-parallel direction, and at least one angled tab extending from the support surface in a non-parallel direction towards the aperture of the retention clip. The at least one angled tab may be elastic below a preset load placed on the at least one angled tab, and the at least one angled tab may deform and lose its elasticity above the preset load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Donald W. Coffland, Mark D. Klein, Shane C. Kleppen, Kenneth Wayne Lilly, Edward L. White, Douglas S. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150089753
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided having a scrubbing disc that includes sacrificial electrodes of an electrolysis cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce F. Field
  • Publication number: 20150089785
    Abstract: A method for attaching a head to a drive shaft may include winding a wire to create a drive shaft, selecting a head, forming a tapered tip on a distal end of the drive shaft, placing the head on the tapered tip such that a distal end of the tapered tip extends from a distal end of the head, engaging the distal end of the tapered tip and turning down the drive shaft to create a turned down portion, advancing the head proximally over the turned down portion, and disengaging the distal end of the tapered tip wherein the drive shaft frictionally engages the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Blackledge, Benjamin Haselman, Joseph Higgins, Joseph Bahoora, Nick Ellering
  • Patent number: 8992197
    Abstract: A tire vulcanizer includes: a support structure (13) which includes a platen portion (14); a guide member (31) which includes a flanged portion (33) in an end portion thereof so as to cause the flanged portion (33) to be detachably supported by a peripheral edge portion of a through-hole (25) formed in the platen portion (14); and a bag head (37) which is slidably inserted into the guide member (31). The bag head (37) includes a restriction member (70) which abuts on the guide member (31) and restricts displacement of the bag head (37) in an insertion direction in a case where the bag head (37) is inserted to a predetermined position set in advance with respect to the guide member (31). The restriction monitor (70) is detachable mounted on an outer peripheral surface of the bag head (37) to protrude outward from the outer peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Fukuda, Mitsuru Morita, Yukihisa Harada
  • Publication number: 20150083364
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating plastics material pre-forms includes a conveying device which conveys the plastics material pre-forms along a pre-set conveying path (P). A plurality of holding elements for holding the plastics material pre-forms and a plurality of screening elements for screening off heat are arranged on the conveying device. The apparatus has a plurality of carrier units on which at least parts of the holding elements and at least parts of the screening elements are arranged and these carrier units are capable of being removed from the conveying device jointly with the parts of the holding elements and screening elements which are arranged thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Winzinger
  • Publication number: 20150082826
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed with regard to a transition used in air conditioning systems. One embodiment may include an AHU, which may include a furnace, a motor and a blower. Further, the system may include a transition having at least one removable access panel, wherein the transition has a first opened end and a second opened end located opposite of the first opened end, wherein the first opened end securably aligns with an opened end of the furnace. Further still, the system may include a housing unit housing evaporator coils, wherein the second opened end securably aligns with one opened end of the box, further wherein the evaporator coils and the heat exchanging components of the AHU are accessible via the removable access panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: CLAUDIO SANTINI, NICHOLAS RAISSIS
  • Publication number: 20150083116
    Abstract: An outdoor heating apparatus may include a top cover, a supporting structure including upper supporting members and lower supporting members, protection members and lower panels. The upper supporting members and the lower supporting members are connected together to form the supporting structure for the heating apparatus. In an exemplary embodiment, each upper supporting member is telescopically connected with corresponding lower supporting member, so the lower supporting member can be received in a hollow space provided by the upper supporting member. Thus, the size of the heating apparatus is significantly reduced, so it can be easily stored and transported. In another embodiment, the protection members can be squeezed into a space between two upper supporting members through two positioning units, so the user does not have to use any screws to secure the protection members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: IP POWER HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Shou Qiang ZHU
  • Patent number: 8978226
    Abstract: A tool for the removal of connectors from pipes is disclosed that, in one embodiment, enables the removal of connectors from large pipes and in another embodiment from a size range of pipes. Movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are affixed to handles to enable a pipe to be firmly gripped between a movable gripping jaw and a stationary gripping jaw and the connector prevented from movement by the movable pusher jaw and the stationary pusher jaw. The handles can compress around a pivot point or slide on a bar. In another embodiment the movable and stationary gripping and pushing elements are removable from the body of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Direct Source International, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Kady, David Lee Showalter
  • Patent number: 8978241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for disassembling a wooden pallet by mechanically and automatically removing a pre-selected damaged board from the pallet, comprising a frame intended to be arranged in close proximity with a conveyor and a bi-directional rotating ram assembly mounted within the frame and carrying spikes thereupon. The invention is configured such that the ram assembly is moved into a board-engaging position to enable the spike to puncture and fasten to a predetermined (damaged) board of the pallet, and to thereafter be moved up and away from the pallet in order to remove and separate the board from the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CLM Pallet Recycling, Inc.
    Inventors: Derrick L. Smith, Barry J. Davignon
  • Publication number: 20150068010
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein generally relates to an improved clamp assembly for attaching two or more objects, such as furniture, tables, desks, dividers or other panel elements together of variable thicknesses. The elements of the clamp assembly invention generally include a clamp body with a clamp stop and clamp spine, a cross-dowel, an actuating screw and a clamp lever. The clamp assembly imparts a compressive clamping force by utilizing a fulcrum-lever arrangement whereby the clamp lever is moved in an arcuate trajectory by rotating the actuating screw in the desired direction as the clamp lever pivots about a fulcrum point. This allows the user to easily place and connect various objects, such as tables, desks, courtesy and privacy panels and another desired object that the user desires to secure in a desired arrangement by imparting a compressive force to the panel element that is to be connected to another panel element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Klingler
  • Publication number: 20150068011
    Abstract: A scaffold and method(s) for installing or removing such a scaffold that is constructed of at least two vertical frames and of at least two connecting elements that extend essentially horizontally, in each instance, includes at least one connecting element serving as a hip and/or back railing element, vertical supports having respective effective lengths essentially corresponding for example to the vertical distance of the attachment position for the hip and/or back railing element, and horizontal arms set onto one another to form transverse rungs, in each instance, of a ladder for allowing a person to climb up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: WILHELM LAYHER VERWALTUNGS-GMBH
    Inventor: Helmut KRELLER
  • Publication number: 20150060567
    Abstract: An adjustable stock assembly for a fluid spray gun can be adjusted to have a different profile shape; and/or to have a different rotational position relative to the rest of the spray gun; and/or to have a different length relative to the rest of the spray gun; and/or to have a different tilt angle relative to the rest of the spray gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Federal Signal Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Bullard, Curtiss G. Kennedy, Daniel P. Strauser
  • Publication number: 20150053449
    Abstract: A fastener driving workhead unit is provided for performing an operation on spikes of a railroad track having a plurality of ties, and includes a hammer housing configured for accommodating a hammer, the housing being attached to a hammer bushing having a hammer bushing clamp. Also included in the workhead unit is an anvil assembly having an anvil and an extension coupler, the extension coupler being releasably secured to the hammer bushing by fastening the hammer bushing clamp. Further, the workhead unit includes a jaw assembly having a jaw block, the jaw block having at least one jaw block clamp for releasably securing a guide rod to the jaw block by the jaw block clamp, such that the anvil freely reciprocates in the hammer housing for driving the spikes into the plurality of ties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Mark Henke
  • Publication number: 20150053819
    Abstract: A system is disclosed including at least one indexing stub secured to a fuselage in the place of one or more wing stubs and including indexing members protruding from opposite sides of the fuselage. A pair of receivers are mounted to a container and define channels to receive the indexing members. The channels may include an upper flared portion and a lower straight portion. The indexing members are lowered into the channels and the flared portions guide the indexing members into the straight portions. In some embodiments, a pair of clamping members are configured to selectively lock the indexing members within the channels. The indexing members may have a cylindrical shape and may be rotatably mounted to the at least one indexing stub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Becklin Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis S. Becklin, Dean A. Weathers, Adrian P. Tayne
  • Publication number: 20150052726
    Abstract: A safety appliance for a downhaul weight. The safety appliance includes a cradle that is configured and arranged to receive support a downhaul weight in its normal working orientation. The safety appliance is capable of receiving and supporting downhaul weights having different sizes and dimensions. When a downhaul weight is seated in the cradle, the safety appliance may provide a working space therebelow. The cradle of the safety appliance may include friction reducing material that allows a downhaul weight to be manipulated while it is seated in the cradle. The safety appliance and a downhaul weight may be conveyed from one location to another location as a single unit. The safety appliance may include one or more box-beams that facilitate lifting the safety appliance from below and/or one or more lifting lugs that facilitate lifting the safety appliance from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MACHINING & WELDING BY OLSEN, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Camp, Chris R. Johnson, Darin L. Young
  • Patent number: 8959743
    Abstract: An example retaining ring removal tool includes a shaft extending along an axis from a first end to a second end, and at least one tapered tab extending axially from the first end of the shaft at a radially outer perimeter of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Mariano, Christopher M. Juh, Ronnie J. S. Vezzetti
  • Patent number: 8959742
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for demounting a cable tensioned between a first and second anchorage points on a structure. The method comprises the following steps: slackening the cable so that a running part of the cable is freed from one of said first and second anchorage points; freeing said running part of the cable from the other said first and second anchorage points; supporting said running part of the cable; and removing said running part of the cable away from at least one of said first and second anchorage points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Soletanche Freyssinet
    Inventors: Sébastien Petit, Guy Savoz
  • Patent number: 8955207
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for disassembling a flat display device including a panel that includes a pair of glass substrates each having display materials formed on a surface thereof, the glass substrates being arranged so as to face each other. In the disassembling method, rotation body (10) which has recesses and projections (10a) inside thereof and rotates at a non-constant speed is used. The panel is disassembled so as to be separated into glass substrates (1a) and (1b) to thereby expose the display materials, glass substrates (1a) and (1b) each having the display materials formed on the surface thereof are then put into rotation body (10), and rotation body (10) is then rotated to perform a process for removing the display materials from the surface of each of glass substrates (1a) and (1b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Norie Araki
  • Publication number: 20150043882
    Abstract: A fiber optic enclosure assembly is disclosed herein. The assembly includes a fiber optic enclosure defining connection locations, a fiber optic cable extending from the connection locations of the fiber optic enclosure, and a covering defining a first axial end and a second axial end, the covering defining a throughhole extending from the first axial end to the second axial end, the throughhole extending along a central longitudinal axis of the covering, the covering defining a first cavity for receiving the fiber optic enclosure. A port extends from the first cavity to an outer surface of the covering, wherein the fiber optic cable extending from the connection locations can extend from the first cavity to the outer surface of the covering for wrapping around the outer surface of the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Schomisch, Dennis Ray Wells, Scott C. Kowalczyk, Mark Hodapp
  • Publication number: 20150043996
    Abstract: An oil retaining ring for retaining oil in a bearing includes a holding ring in the form of a internal Seeger circlip ring, and a baffle which is placed on an inner periphery of the holding ring. The baffle includes an outer retaining wall and an inner retaining wall which is connected to the outer retaining wall along a groove which establishes a predetermined rupture joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk Sieber, Thomas Steubler
  • Patent number: 8950065
    Abstract: A combination component handling and connecting device connectable to a multi-axis robot for use in moving and connecting components and subassemblies includes a housing and an actuator fixedly connected to the housing. The actuator includes an actuating link movable from a first position to a second position. Connected to the actuating link is an end effector for concurrent movement with the actuating link. The component handling and connecting device includes a clamp having a first jaw and a second jaw. The second jaw is connected to the actuating link for selectively moving the second jaw toward the first jaw operative to engage a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Comau, Inc.
    Inventor: Velibor Kilibarda
  • Patent number: 8950100
    Abstract: A firearm with slide takedown mechanism and method for use is disclosed. In one embodiment, the firearm includes a frame, barrel, trigger and a reciprocating slide. A takedown lever is pivotably mounted to the firearm and engageable with the slide. In a first blocking position, the takedown lever engages and blocks the rearward path of the slide which is not movable beyond a first position. In a second unblocking position, the takedown lever is pivoted laterally outwards from the frame and disengages the slide. The rearward path of the slide is no longer blocked which may be moved to a second rearward removal position enabling a user to remove the slide and field strip the firearm. In one embodiment, the takedown lever is disposed underneath the frame. The firearm may be a semi-automatic pistol in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Darin Nebeker, Amir Zonshine, James McGarry
  • Patent number: 8950046
    Abstract: A method for disassembling a low-pressure process apparatus. The method provide a transmission device and a low-pressure process apparatus; and moves the housing to a transmission device in a first horizontal direction via the first roller set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Ting-Hui Huang
  • Patent number: 8950050
    Abstract: A door opening method and device are provided that can reduce the size of the installation location of a robot, as well as achieve a reduction in cycle time. In a dual arm robot, two arms are rotated by each of an shaft S1 and an shaft S2. As a result, a door opening action (Step ST2) is realized by rotation using the shaft S1. Then, a movement to enter an interior side of a door (91) in order to perform a bolt loosening action is realized by rotation using the shaft S1 and shaft S2. The movement in this case is movement such as to face the direction of the door (91). As a result, when moving to a door holding position (Step S26), the dual arm robot is at an attitude facilitating performing a bolt loosening action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Asamizu, Masashi Iwata, Tomohisa Katayama, Gentoku Fujii, Sumio Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20150034255
    Abstract: A fly screen for a window air conditioner provides an attachment providing an all-around screen around the entire edge of the opening. The all-around screen is secured tightly to all four sides of the air conditioner with an elastic seam. The all-around screen is box-shaped, and is provided in a variety of sizes to fit all window air conditioners that are commercially available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Annie Lee Dendulk, Adriaan Dendulk
  • Publication number: 20150037906
    Abstract: An odor adsorbent material, an odor detection kit, and a method for using the same for rapidly identifying a facility where binding of an odor component had occurred among facilities used in a distribution route of a commodity. The odor detection kit includes at least two pieces of an odor adsorbent material, a package section that includes at least two storage sections and is configured to store the odor adsorbent material, and a sheet section. The odor detection kit is installed in a facility. At least one of the pieces of the odor adsorbent material is exposed to open space in the facility, recovered therefrom, and sealed and stored. At the time of testing, occurrence of odor emission in the facility is determined by comparing odor components adsorbed by each of the pieces of the odor adsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicants: SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED, TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takiko Nakada, Ryoichi Tajima, Masanobu Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20150033533
    Abstract: A camshaft variable timing unlocking device for mounting to a camshaft variable timing mechanism which has internal passages in which compressed air is introduced to unlock a spring loaded lock pin. The camshaft variable timing device is than rotated counterclockwise/retard by mechanical means to any position relative to the crankshaft centerline. Accurate piston to valve clearance of both intake and exhaust valves can be checked and verified for racing and/or other high performance applications. The camshaft variable timing mechanism can be unlocked without any damage to the internal spring loaded lock pin mechanism allowing it to be reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: MS RACING COMPONENTS, LLC
    Inventor: MICHAEL SCANO