Assembling Or Joining Patents (Class 29/428)
  • Patent number: 10682499
    Abstract: A catheter and introducer needle assembly, including a flexible catheter and a catheter hub having an outer surface portion. The assembly includes an introducer needle disposed in the catheter, a needle shield having a resilient clip adapted to flex between first and second positions. The resilient clip includes a cantilevered arm with a pawl. In the resilient clip's first position, the cantilevered arm is flexed so that the pawl frictionally contacts the catheter hub's outer surface portion to retain the needle shield with the catheter hub. In the second position, the pawl no longer frictionally contacts the hub's outer surface, thereby permitting needle shield displacement relative to the catheter hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Siddarth Shevgoor, Jeff O'Bryan, Yiping Ma
  • Patent number: 10660165
    Abstract: A cooking system for preparation of foods, comprises an oven with a microwave source and a convection heater, and a bowl with a stirrer; the system further comprises at least a couple of interchangeable bowls, a plastic bowl being configured to be used when microwave source is in an activated configuration and a metal bowl being configured to be used when heater is in an activated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Daniele Franchi, Charles Lai
  • Patent number: 10625333
    Abstract: A fastening apparatus for setting a fastener penetrating into a workpiece having a first and a second sheet of material to be joined is provided. The fastening apparatus includes a frame supporting a punch and an upsetting die assembly. The upsetting die assembly includes a housing defining an axial bore, and a die member and a rod located in the bore. The die member and rod are axially displaceable within the bore. A stop member is pivotally connected to the frame and is in engagement with the rod. A fastener insertion force generated by the punch displaces the die member and rod within the bore, and the stop member is configured to dampen the axial displacement and reduce the fastener insertion force over a predetermined fastener insertion distance of the fastener into the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Carlos Edwards, II, Richard Wolfgang Geary, Matthew J. Raiche, Kevin Scott Schnipke, Gregory A. Seckel
  • Patent number: 10606243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing an assembly tool for assembling a first system comprising one or more components. The method comprises: for each component, determining, when the first system is attached to a second system, a position and orientation of that component relative to the second system and positions and orientations relative to the second system at which that component is to be supported; providing a frame; attaching, to the frame, a reference structure; providing a plurality of pickup devices each having a receiving element for receiving a component; and securing each pickup device to the frame such that a position and orientation relative to the reference structure of each receiving element is the same as a position and orientation at which a component is to be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: John Bickerstaff, Andrew Peter Cookson
  • Patent number: 10577224
    Abstract: A lifting arrangement (1) for lifting a wind turbine tower segment (2), the lifting arrangement (1) comprising at least two component pulley arrangements (3) connected to a flange (5) of the tower segment, and at least one hoisting pulley arrangement (4), arranged to be connected to a hoisting apparatus. A rope (8) interconnects the component pulley arrangements (3) and the hoisting pulley arrangements (4), in such a manner that each component pulley arrangement (3) is connected to two hoisting pulley arrangements (4), or to one hoisting pulley arrangement (4) and a rope end attachment point (9), via the rope (8), and each hoisting pulley arrangement (4) is connected to two component pulley arrangements (3), via the rope (8), the rope (8) being arranged movably in each pulley arrangement (3, 4). The tower segment (2) is automatically rotated from a first orientation into a second orientation during the lifting process. Load distribution among various parts of the rope (8) is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Gunnar K. Storgaard Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10558198
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a component of a water infrastructure system can include carrying a mobile manufacturing platform with a vehicle from a storage site to a worksite located remotely from the storage site, the mobile manufacturing platform including a control unit; and a manufacturing unit operatively coupled to the control unit; sending the solid model of a first component or an equivalent thereof to the manufacturing unit; fabricating a second component using an automated manufacturing process based on the solid model of the first component saved on a computer-readable storage medium operatively coupled to the control unit; and returning the system from the worksite to the storage site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Timofey Sitnikov, Jason White Bradley, Paul Gifford, Aurelian Ioan Furcoiu
  • Patent number: 10549377
    Abstract: A welding assistance member with electrically-conductive properties is used for spot-welding performed by sandwiching a second member between electrically-conductive first members different in material from the second member. The welding assistance member is fitted into a hole extending through the second member so as to allow for spot-welding of the first members to each other from opposite sides in the hole. The welding assistance member includes: a main body that has a size and shape that allow a gap to be formed between the main body and an inner side surface of the hole when the main body is fitted in the hole; and a position maintaining component that is provided at an outer side of the main body, has heat, heat resisting, and electrically insulating properties, and maintains the main body in a separated state from the inner side surface. A spot-welding method uses this welding assistance member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Inami, Keiji Nakamura, Noboru Sakamoto, Wataru Kato
  • Patent number: 10549613
    Abstract: A panel retention structure includes a retention member including a head portion, a neck portion and a flange portion being provided in the aforementioned order from an end of the retention member. The neck portion includes a dimension which is set smaller than a dimension of a first hole and a dimension of a second hole, and passes through the first hole and the second hole. The head portion is in contact with a confronting surface serving as a surface of a retention wall facing a panel body in one of a state where the head portion is elastically in contact with the panel body, and a state where an elastic wall being elastically in contact with an opposing surface serving as a surface of the retention wall which opposes the panel body is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takashi Kitani, Shinji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10546980
    Abstract: A process method for bond-packaging an LED using a thermoplastic resin photoconverter by rolling includes at least the following continuous process flow: preparation of a photoconversion sheet, shaping and cutting of a photoconversion sheet array, forming of LED package elements by roll-bonding, and curing of the LED package elements. The present invention has a significant advantage of bond-packaging the LED by continuous rolling, can meet a condition requirement of bond-packaging the LED using the thermoplastic resin photoconverter, and can enhance the production efficiency and yield of LED packages in industrialized batch production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Jiangsu Cherrity Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhua He
  • Patent number: 10537341
    Abstract: An orthopaedic system and method to assemble an orthopaedic prosthesis is disclosed. The system may also include prosthetic trial components, which may be used to size and select the components of the orthopaedic prosthesis. The system may include components of the orthopaedic prosthesis such as, for example, a prosthetic femoral component, a prosthetic tibial component, a prosthetic stem component, and a prosthetic sleeve component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Megan Wallace, Carl F. Livorsi, Jeremy Oden, Gregory S. Meadows, Francisco A. Amaral, Michael J. Brock, Anthony J. Webb, Craig S. Tsukayama, Karen N. Moeller, Richard C. Ditto
  • Patent number: 10539062
    Abstract: An exhaust manifold apparatus for routing an exhaust gas produced by an internal combustion engine is described. The manifold includes a manifold log with a log wall that defines a log bore. The log bore is in fluid communication with an upstream opening of the manifold log and a downstream opening of the manifold log. An inlet runner includes a runner wall that defines a runner bore in fluid communication with the log bore. The inlet runner is engaged to the manifold log at a stress point, which also includes at least one stiffening rib disposed on an interior surface of the log wall and/or the inlet runner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Sunadh Gidla, Ryan Nelson Knight
  • Patent number: 10501126
    Abstract: In a mounting structure of an exterior part, a molding has a recess capable of being fitted to an outer periphery of the exterior part, as seen in a cross-sectional view. The outer periphery includes a recessed corner portion at which two sides of the outer periphery cross each other. One of the two sides constituting the recessed corner portion includes a protrusion capable of being fitted into the recess of the molding. The other of the two sides includes a cutout portion disposed adjacent to the protrusion, the cutout portion permitting insertion of the molding therethrough under a condition where the exterior part is mounted on a front surface of a main member. The exterior part is mounted on the front surface of the main member under a condition where an end portion of the molding mounted on the one side is inserted into the cutout portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Ryo Shiogai, Masahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10495302
    Abstract: A combustor is provided, including a pipe and a burner tray. The pipe is transverse U-shaped, including a first pipe section and a second pipe section. The first pipe section has an inlet, and the second pipe section has an outlet extending along an axial direction thereof. The second pipe section has at least one reduced section, wherein a smallest sectional area in the reduced section is smaller than sectional areas on both sides of the reduced section. The burner tray is connected to the second pipe section, provided over the outlet, and has a plurality of flame holes which communicate with the outlet. Whereby, with the reduced section, the flow including gas could be evenly delivered to the burner tray. As a result, after the gas exhausted through the flame holes is ignited, the combustion range would be evener, which enhances the combustion efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Wei-Long Chen, Kuan-Chou Lin, Tang-Yuan Luo
  • Patent number: 10470603
    Abstract: The invention concerns a brewing unit (3) having a cavity for enclosing a food ingredient contained in a package (C), comprising first (14) and second (15) cavity parts, and fluid injection means (13), characterized in that said first and second cavity parts (14, 15) are hinged in a pivotal arrangement between open and closed positions and in that, when said cavity parts are pivoted in a closed position, the fluid injection means (13) and/or the first cavity part (14) are movable in translation relative to the second cavity part (15), between:—a closed unlocked position that allows relative pivotal movement between cavity parts, and—a closed locked position wherein said cavity parts are translated in contact with each other to close said brewing cavity, and wherein said injection means (13) protrude inside the brewing cavity to pierce a wall of the portion package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Dumur, Fabien Ludovic Agon, Youcef Ait Bouziad
  • Patent number: 10464614
    Abstract: A floor brace has an upper end joined to a rear end of a cowl-to brace, is placed to incline toward a rear side of a vehicle, from the upper end toward a lower end, and has the lower end joined to a side wall of a floor tunnel. The rear end of the cowl-to brace and the upper end of the floor brace include overlap portions which overlap each other in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle. A first bolt joint portion and a second bolt joint portion which are bolt-joined in a width direction of the vehicle are formed on each of the overlap portions of the cowl-to brace and the floor brace. A fragile portion that crosses between the first bolt joint portion and the second bolt joint portion is formed on one of the overlap portions of the cowl-to brace and the floor brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kouta Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10468301
    Abstract: A magnetic trap is configured to arrange at least one diamagnetic rod. The magnetic trap includes first and second magnets on a substrate that forms the magnetic trap defining a template configured to self-assemble diamagnetic material. Each of the first and second magnets extends along a longitudinal direction to define a magnet length, and contact each other to define a contact line. The first magnet and the second magnet have a diametric magnetization in a direction perpendicular to the contact line and the longitudinal direction so as to generate a longitudinal energy potential that traps the diamagnetic rod along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qing Cao, Oki Gunawan
  • Patent number: 10456098
    Abstract: An X-ray detector is manufactured bonding detector layers onto a main frame leaving a protruding edge portion extending beyond edge of the detector layers. The protruding edge portion of the main frame is then detached from the main frame along a detachment line adjacent the edge of the detector layers before a cover with a thin edge wall is applied to the detector stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TELEDYNE DIGITAL IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Anton Petrus Maria van Arendonk
  • Patent number: 10457334
    Abstract: The instrument panel reinforcement pipe extends in a width direction of a vehicle, and is formed in a circular tubular shape to support a steering column placed in a front-and-rear direction of the vehicle. The cowl-to brace extends in the front-and-rear direction of the vehicle, has a front end fixed on a cowl panel placed in a farther front side of the vehicle than the instrument panel reinforcement pipe, and includes a joint portion to be joined with the instrument panel reinforcement pipe, between the front end and a rear end. The floor brace extends in an up-and-down direction of the vehicle, and has a lower end fixed on a floor tunnel and an upper end fixed to the rear end of the cowl-to brace. The joint portion of the cowl-to brace is formed in a ring shape to be fitted and inserted into the instrument panel reinforcement pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kouta Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10458282
    Abstract: An engine mounting arrangement is provided for supporting a gas turbine engine. The mounting arrangement comprises a module adaptor mounted to an overhead or a ground based carrier for rotation about a substantially horizontal axis. The module adaptor extends horizontally from a base to an axially-opposed distal end having a first mounting interface configured for attachment to a module of the engine. The module adaptor holds the engine by the module to which it is attached and with the other engine modules projecting in a cantilever fashion from the supported module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Reinhardt, Joseph Swiderski, Douglas Pollock, Real Barrette, Stephane Mongeau
  • Patent number: 10434555
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using metrology to assist a user at a workstation to form a part into a desired contour include scanning the part to obtain scanned data indicative of an actual contour of the part. Distance errors are determined based on a comparison of the scanned data to a computer model of the desired contour. A contour map of deviation is determined based on the distance errors, with the contour map of deviation indicating magnitudes of the distance errors for at least a selected set of points on the actual contour of the part. Visible indicium is projected onto the part that represents the contour map of deviation, thereby assisting the user of the workstation to identify where further modification of the actual contour is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brenda C. Gross, John W. Dorsey-Palmateer
  • Patent number: 10416407
    Abstract: An optical communications device includes a support, a plate-shaped member, and an optical cable. The plate-shaped member is supported in a curved state on the support. The plate-shaped member is a flexible printed circuit including a flexible substrate and a metallic pattern formed on the flexible substrate. The optical cable is provided along a curved surface of the plate-shaped member on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki Sakurai, Toshihiro Ohtani
  • Patent number: 10414258
    Abstract: A telescoping truck bed shell is disclosed herein. The truck bed shell is capable of being retracted so that the user can have full access to the truck bed and also extended so that the user can have a protected volume at the truck bed in order to store things. The telescoping truck bed has traversable frames and a traversable cover wherein the frames and cover may be traversed between extended and retracted positions depending on whether the truck bed shell is being deployed or stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Singer
  • Patent number: 10384416
    Abstract: Digital flexural materials are discrete parts that can be assembled into a lattice structure to produce functionally useful assemblies. An automated process for constructing a structure from digital flexural materials includes assembling a set of discrete units into the structure by reversibly connecting a majority of the set of discrete units to each other, each of the units being reversibly connected or connectable to at least two other units in the set according to a lattice geometry, and then assembling the reversibly connected discrete units into the structure according to the lattice geometry, wherein the structure has the property that a reversible deformation of at least part of the structure occurs in response to loading of the structure. The units in the set of discrete units may be of at least two types or may together comprise a stretch-bend coupled material when assembled according to the lattice geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Cheung, Neil Adam Gershenfeld
  • Patent number: 10386521
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for transferring a subsea payload (such as seismic nodes) at a subsea position by using an elevator system located on a subsea basket. A plurality of seismic nodes may be located on a plurality of support slides, trays, or other node holders at different levels within the basket. The elevator system is configured to move the seismic nodes between different heights within the basket for external transfer from one or more vertical positions. During transfer operations between a subsea basket and an underwater vehicle (e.g., ROV), the desired level of seismic nodes may be positioned to the desired vertical position within the basket and transferred to the ROV by various transfer mechanisms, such as an extendable stinger or chain drive. Multiple levels of seismic nodes (or node holders) may be transferred between the basket and ROV during a single subsea docking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Seabed Geosolutions B.V.
    Inventors: Martin John Hartland, Brendan James Reid, Benjamin Jeremy Ash
  • Patent number: 10371250
    Abstract: A planetary axle for a planetary gearbox can be constructed analogously to a transverse link axle and/or a thrust/flexural link axle and/or a longitudinal link axle for use in the automotive industry. The planetary axle includes a clamping area for clamping of the planetary axle in a side of a planetary carrier, a bearing seat area for receiving a planetary bearing, and a link area disposed between the clamping area and the bearing seat area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Flender GmbH
    Inventor: Arno Klein-Hitpass
  • Patent number: 10359065
    Abstract: A button retention mechanism that removably retains a button within a device while allowing easy replacement of a depressible or switchable button. The mechanism includes a retention member coupled to the button on a first end and removably coupled to a body at an opposing second end through a snap-fit or interference-fit. Such a structure allows for insertion and removal of the button without disassembling the device, and provides structural stability of the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard D. Bothmann
  • Patent number: 10357127
    Abstract: A beverage brewer housing (10) for passing hot water though a dry ingredient to create a freshly brewed beverage with a lower housing section (14) for protectively containing a hot water tank and an upper housing section (12) attached to and cantilever supported upon the lower housing section (14) having a rearward upper section open to the lower housing section (14) for protectively containing an upper part of the hot water tank and a forward upper section for containing temperature sensitive electronics. A closure plate (26) defines a floor for the forward upper section to support the electronics and an upwardly extending interior wall (27) thermally, protectively, separating the forward upper section from heat within the rearward upper section generated by the hot water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FOOD EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Zbigniew G. Lassota
  • Patent number: 10329159
    Abstract: In a cooled axial/radial flow converter, in which process gas passes from an outer annulus via a catalyst bed to an inner center tube, the catalyst bed is divided into identical modules stacked on top of each other. The process gas reaches the catalyst through openings facing the outer annulus, passes axially down the catalyst bed of each module, leaves the module through collectors in the bottom thereof, and flows to the center tube. The catalyst bed is cooled by cooling panels, in which the process gas is pre-heated to the reaction temperature, while at the same time the heat of reaction is partly removed from the catalyst bed. The converter is especially suitable as ammonia converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventor: Christian Henrik Speth
  • Patent number: 10322563
    Abstract: A panel-insert assembly including a panel having a core and a skin layer positioned over the core, wherein the skin layer defines an opening therein, and an insert positioned below the skin layer, wherein the insert is aligned with the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Lewis, Jessica Sakurai, Brad J. Reeves
  • Patent number: 10267331
    Abstract: A liquid pump includes a housing, a motor fixed in the housing, and an impeller driven by the motor. The motor includes a stator and a rotor rotatable relative to the stator. The impeller is connected to a rotor of the motor. The housing includes a guide wall surrounding the stator, and a guide face extending outwardly from an outer surface of the guide wall to guide a liquid flowing to the guide wall to flow in a direction away from the stator, thus ensuring the electrical safety of the liquid pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Min Li, Zhi Ping Fu, Moola Mallikarjuna Reddy, Kok Ang Chong
  • Patent number: 10259128
    Abstract: A human-robot collaboration (HRC) workstation includes a robot having a robot controller and a robot arm comprising a plurality of joints and links connecting the joints. The joints are automatically adjusted by the controller to move or hold in space a tool or workpiece held by the robot arm by adjusting the joints. The (HRC) workstation further comprises a mounting device having a stationary base frame and a fixing device configured to hold in place a workpiece or a tool such that the workpiece and/or tool held on the mounting device may be assembled and/or machined in interaction with the robot arm. The mounting device includes a mechanical adjusting device and a triggering device controlled by the robot controller and the adjusting device is configured to automatically adjust the fixing device relative to the base frame from an operating position to a safety position when the triggering device is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Julian Stockschlaeder, Hans Glatz
  • Patent number: 10253520
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible rod requires a flexible rod, a first endcap, a second endcap, a first tab, a second tab, and a folded binding. The method preferably includes a sheet. The method begins by terminally fixing both the first endcap and the second endcap onto the flexible rod. The first tab is affixed to the first endcap and a first exposed section of the flexible rod. The second tab is affixed to the second endcap and a second exposed section of the flexible rod. The flexible rod is positioned within the folded binding and along a middle fold-line of the folded binding. The first tab and the second tab are oriented away from the middle fold of the folded binding. A first seam is sewn through the folded binding along the flexible rod. A second seam is sewn through the sheet and the folded binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Nickol Dulcey Gerritsma
  • Patent number: 10246933
    Abstract: An insulated glass unit (IGU) assembly station can include an assembly table, a conveyor assembly, and a projection component. The assembly table can have a table surface configured to receive first and second transparent window components, the table surface being positioned at an incline relative to a vertical position. The conveyor assembly can be configured to translate the first and second transparent window components along a translation pathway from a first end of the table surface to a second end of the table surface, the translation pathway being substantially parallel to the table surface. The projection component can be adjacent to the assembly table and can be configured to engage the first transparent window component to translate at least a bottom portion of the first transparent window component between an initial position and a first assembly position offset from the translation pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian IG, LLC
    Inventor: Corey E. Pemberton
  • Patent number: 10234517
    Abstract: A magnetism measuring device includes: a wall forming a cell portion; an opening which is open to a portion of the wall; a sealing material which seals the opening; a coating layer which covers the sealing material on an inside of the cell portion; and an alkali metal gas which is sealed in the cell portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Fujii, Kimio Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 10226722
    Abstract: A filter cartridge with a longitudinal axis has mounting lugs engaging mating manifold flanges in an appliance to hold the cartridge in the appliance with fluid flowing through the cartridge at a line pressure of X psi while the lugs are designed for a greater, rated pressure Y. Each lug has a deformable portion and an aligned stop portion that are axially aligned. A distance d separates each stop portion from the axially aligned deformable portion. The deformable portion is below the stop portion and located to contact the manifold flange during use. The deformable portion permanently deforms above the rated pressure Y and below a qualification pressure Z that is at least twice the pressure X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Michael T. Baird
  • Patent number: 10202794
    Abstract: A plastic cladding for a wooden frame for a building opening, the wooden frame having at least a top frame component, and respective side frame components on opposite sides of the opening, and having a plurality of cladding components, which can be selectively and separately attached to the wooden frame components, including: an interior cladding component, an exterior cladding component, an interior rectangular channel extending along an edge of the interior cladding component, and an exterior rectangular channel extending along an edge of the exterior cladding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Giovanni Careri
  • Patent number: 10195653
    Abstract: Feeding stock used to form a tapered structure into a curving device such that each point on the stock undergoes rotational motion about a peak location of the tapered structure; and the stock meets a predecessor portion of stock along one or more adjacent edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Keystone Tower Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Smith, Rosalind K. Takata, Alexander H. Slocum, Samir A. Nayfeh
  • Patent number: 10182671
    Abstract: Joints are provided for connecting first and second manikin parts. The joints can be partially opened like a clamshell by pivoting the parts on a point on the joint interface. They include first and second joint assemblies attached to the first and second manikin parts respectively. The joint assemblies comprise a stretch element such as a spring or an elastomeric cord, and are capable of detachably engaging with each other. The joints can rotate in a primary rotational direction, for example to move a detachable manikin leg close to the other manikin leg so that the manikin can quickly and easily be dressed in a pair of slacks. Rotation in a secondary direction is also provided to enable the manikins to be easily assembled by customers so that the manikin parts can be shipped separately. Components and methods of making and using the joints are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NOA BRANDS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Kirk Firestone, Scott L. Amman, Richard Varner, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 10174465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for mounting a milling unit of a ground milling machine and to a ground milling machine comprising a mountable and dismountable milling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Steeg, Maximilian Philippsen, Steffen Wachsmann
  • Patent number: 10161380
    Abstract: A device for placing components of a structure, in particular a wind turbine includes hoisting means placed on a surface, a boom of which is provided with a hoisting cable with attaching means for a component for placing, wherein a lifting plane is defined by the boom and the free-hanging hoisting cable. The boom includes a guide device for the attaching means. The guide device is connected to the boom by means of a displacing device displaceable along a longitudinal axis of the boom. The guide device is configured to limit movement of the attaching means in a direction running transversely of the lifting plane, and further includes a catching construction configured to receive and displace the attaching means parallel to the lifting plane between a position in the vicinity of the boom and a position further removed from the boom and/or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: High Wind N.V.
    Inventor: Etienne Clymans
  • Patent number: 10153588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication module assembly. The present invention is a communication module assembly which is electrically connected to a communication device and is supplied with power and signal, and can include a connection port unit that is supplied with the power and the signal from the communication device; a cable connection portion which is provided in the connection port unit, and to which cables electrically connected to the communication device is connected; a plurality of communication modules that is stacked on and connected to the connection port unit in a plug-in type; and a guide for guiding the communication module such that the communication modules are connected to the connection port unit in a central direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SOLiD, INC.
    Inventors: Dong Won Lee, So Yeon Won
  • Patent number: 10150018
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club heads with frequency modulation devices are presented herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Cole, Jeffrey A. Blankenship
  • Patent number: 10100456
    Abstract: Laundry appliance (1), for example laundry washing machine, laundry dryer or laundry washer dryer, having a) a cabinet (2) with a housing (10) having at least one front face (112A, 112B) and at least one front panel (12), b) at least one fixing device (38, 22, 131) for fixing said front panel (12) to the housing (10) by applying a fixing force in a fixing direction (FD),and c) at least one pulling device (20, 30, 12A, 12B) for exerting a pulling force (F) in a pulling direction (PD) onto the front panel (12) pulling the front panel (12) against at least one front face (112A, 112B) of the housing (10, 10A, 10B). The fixing direction (FD) of the fixing force is different to the pulling direction (PD) of the pulling force (F), and the fixing device (38A, 131) is coupled to the pulling device (30) in such a way that the fixing force generates the pulling force (F) or is partly transformed into the pulling force (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Danny Buso, Flavio Rigo, Marco Rigo
  • Patent number: 10032650
    Abstract: A die mounting system in which die supply device is set on component mounter and dies supplied from die supply device are mounted on circuit board by mounting head of component mounter, determines the next die transfer position is determined such that the longer of time required for die transfer preparation operation (die imaging and image processing, die pickup operation, and movement and vertical inverting operation of a supply head) of die supply device and time required for die mounting operation (movement and vertical motion at the mounting position of mounting head) of component mounter is made shorter, and the difference (which corresponds to the waiting time at the die transfer position) between the two times decreased, such that the cycle time is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukinori Nakayama, Kenji Nakai, Satoshi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10006562
    Abstract: A setting/operating device includes: a drive motor, a sun gear that rotates by force from the drive motor; a fixed internal gear; planetary gears configured to be rotatable in engagement with the fixed internal gear while revolving around the sun gear; a movable internal gear disposed coaxially with the fixed internal gear and provided so as to be rotatable in engagement with the planetary gears; an output shaft coupled to the movable internal gear and configured to rotate a valve stem of a regulating valve; wherein the planetary gear includes: a first gear portion configured to engage the sun gear and the fixed internal gear, a second gear portion disposed coaxially with the first gear portion and configured to engage the movable internal gear; and an elastically deformable portion having a smaller elastic modulus formed integrally between the first gear portion and the second gear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventor: Tomofumi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 9986072
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a case comprising an electric control unit in which electronic components are loaded; a display unit coupled to a front surface of the case; a frame coupled to the case and supporting a rear surface of the display unit, the frame comprising a metallic material; a mainboard loaded in the case; a drive chip loaded in the mainboard; a shield can covering components loaded in the mainboard, the shied comprising a hole formed, corresponding to the drive chip; a thermal conductivity sheet comprising one surface in contact with a top surface of the drive chip and the other surface in contact with an inner surface of the frame; and a flexible material insertedly filling in a space formed between the thermal conductivity sheet and the frame, so that the heat generated in the drive chip of the mobile terminal may be effectively emitted and that only the portion of the mobile terminal, where the drive chip is loaded, may be prevented from being heated when the user is using
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee, Donghyun Kim, Kyungui Park
  • Patent number: 9982688
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting arrangement for mounting a variable stator vane within a gas turbine engine. The mounting arrangement comprises an inner shroud having a radially- and circumferentially-extending slot and at least one insert which, in use, is retained within said slot. The or each insert has at least one bore for receiving a spindle portion of the variable stator vane. The at least one insert is formed of a plastics material and/or the slot and the at least one insert each have a respective axial cross section with a respective first width (axial dimension) which is greater than and radially inwards from a respective second width, the first width of the at least one insert being greater than the second width of the slot and there being a smooth transition between the respective first and second widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Ning Wang, Ewan F Thompson
  • Patent number: 9931441
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to specially designed magnesium-aluminum (“Mg—Al”) alloys and medical uses thereof in a hemodynamic environment, and, more particularly to devices for sealing an opening formed through biological tissue (such as blood vessels) made from such specially designed magnesium-aluminum alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TRANSLUMINAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Green, Rudolph Buchheit
  • Patent number: 9927078
    Abstract: A multifunctional module-type light includes a light-emitting module and a supporting assembly. The light-emitting module includes at least one LED module, and a plurality of the LED modules is connected via a connecting assembly. The supporting assembly includes a supporting frame and a positioning assembly. The supporting frame is installed on the light-emitting module in the manner that the angle thereof is adjustable via the positioning assembly, and the supporting frame has installation feet for connecting the light-emitting module and a supporting plate for connecting the two installation feet. The supporting plate has a flat surface or an inclined surface, and the light-emitting module is secured on a surface via the supporting plate. Such multifunctional module-type light uses a modularized designed unit structure, which breaks the power constraints that a conventional lamp has only a single-housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Chinolite (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Pok Sum Ip
  • Patent number: 9919112
    Abstract: Penetrating systems and devices are described herein which include a penetrating portion with two concentric hollow cylinders joined at one end with a substantially ring-shaped end piece and at the other end with a hollow structure forming a fluid reservoir portion, the outer hollow cylinder including a plurality of pores in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir portion, the inner hollow cylinder in fluid communication with a second fluid reservoir portion, and the hollow structure formed at least in part from a deformable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.