Retaining Clearance For Motion Between Assembled Parts Patents (Class 29/434)
  • Patent number: 10732056
    Abstract: A force sensor of the present invention includes: a supporting body arranged on an X-Y plane; a deformation body arranged opposite to the supporting body and having a deformation part elastically deformed by an action of a force to be detected; a fixed electrode arranged on the supporting body; a displacement electrode provided to the deformation part of the deformation body in such a manner as to face the fixed electrode with which it forms a capacitive element; and a detection circuit that outputs an electrical signal representing the acting force based on a variation amount of a capacitance value of the capacitive element, wherein the capacitive element includes a first capacitive element and a second capacitive element, and the detection circuit determines whether the force sensor is normally functioning based on a first electrical signal corresponding to a capacitance value of the first capacitive element, a second electrical signal corresponding to a capacitance value of the second capacitive element, a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TRI-FORCE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada, Nobuhisa Nishioki
  • Patent number: 10704670
    Abstract: An automotive transmission is provided that allows a driver to select a gear stage. The automotive transmission includes a knob and a lever that is vertically movable from a first position to a second position. A lever moving unit is coupled to the lever and a driving unit generates a driving force to move the lever moving unit. Additionally, the lever moving unit moves the lever between the first position, which is for operating the lever in a first gear shift sensing mode, and the second position, which is for operating the lever in a second gear shift sensing mode, in accordance with the driving force generated by the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SL Corporation
    Inventor: Daehyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10634007
    Abstract: A rotor support system for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The rotor support system includes a bearing support flange, a frame support flange proximate to the bearing support flange, a fastener between the bearing support flange and the frame support flange, a damping component, and an axial retainer. The damping component includes a super-elastic shape memory alloy. The fastener is configured to fail when a load on the fastener exceeds a threshold value and the damping component is configured to deform from a normal state to a deformed state after the fastener fails. The axial retainer is configured to retain the bearing support flange and the frame support flange within an axial displacement from each other after the fastener fails. A radial gap exists between the bearing support flange and the frame support flange when the damping component is in the normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Shuvajyoti Ghosh, Ravindra Shankar Ganiger, Praveen Sharma, Ishita Sehgal, Prashant Bhujabal, Shivam Mittal
  • Patent number: 10557548
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing mal-operation for an automatic transmission, which is formed as one body including a plurality of parts, is provided, whereby it is possible to simplify the structure and the manufacturing process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Kyuhwan Ahn, Choonghee Rhew
  • Patent number: 10465785
    Abstract: A differential case is comprised of: an outer peripheral wall cylindrical about a first axis; a first side wall being perpendicular to the first axis and having a flange; a second side wall having an outer side surface perpendicular to the first axis and being opposed to the first side wall; and an opening opened on the outer peripheral wall so as to allow side gears to be brought in the opening, the opening being so shaped that outlines of pinion gears do not touch a periphery of an oval as an outline of the opening in a case where an axis of the pinion gears is aligned with the center of the oval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GKN Driveline Japan Ltd
    Inventor: Noriyuki Sudou
  • Patent number: 10450800
    Abstract: A moving or progressive cavity motor or pump is disclosed, the motor including a rotor and a stator, the stator having one or more inserts or gearing sections to limit a lateral movement of the rotor relative to the stator. In some embodiments, the motor or pump may include a rotor and a stator, the stator including: a first, helicoidal, section comprising a compliant material having a first compressibility; a second section, helicoidal, non-helicoidal, or combination thereof, having a second compressibility, wherein the second compressibility is less than the first compressibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francois Clouzeau, Maxim Pushkarev, Lance D. Underwood, Bassam Mansour
  • Patent number: 10245712
    Abstract: A ratchet wrench having a quick release structure includes a drive bar, a rotary head, and a locking switch. The drive bar includes a fork arm, a fork opening formed at the fork arm, an axial hole communicating with the fork opening, and a radial hole communicating with the axial hole. The rotary head is pivotally connected to two ends of the fork arm. The rotary head includes a round housing, a plurality of positioning recesses disposed on the round housing, and a pivot axis passing through the rotary head. The pivot axis is perpendicular to the radial hole. The locking switch includes a turning element disposed in the radial hole and a latch element disposed in the axial hole. The turning element rotatably drives the latch element to move axially, and the latch element is engaged with or released from any positioning recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: YIH CHENG FACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Chien
  • Patent number: 10240663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism having a drive motor and a drive element drivable by the drive motor. A first worm gear, which has a first worm gear shaft and a first worm wheel, and a second worm gear, which has a second worm gear shaft and a second worm wheel, are connected between the drive motor and the drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: WITTE AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Nickel
  • Patent number: 10224795
    Abstract: A motor assembly with an electric motor has a stator assembly and a motor housing, and an electronics housing. The electronics housing has a housing shell, formed as a motor carrier, for fastening the motor housing. The motor housing has a first, pot-shaped housing half. The first housing half is fastened by screw fastening action to the motor carrier such that the first housing half presses the electric motor against the motor carrier by way of a housing deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Baumgartner, Stephan Roos
  • Patent number: 9992565
    Abstract: A suspension system is provided with a frame to mount to a side surface of a speaker cabinet with a plurality of apertures formed therethrough. The suspension system is also provided with a lever arm with a proximal end and a distal end that are both adapted to connect to an upper support. The lever arm also has an intermediate portion that is pivotally connected to the frame about a pivot axis with a plurality of arcuate slots formed through. Each arcuate slot is formed with an end stop that corresponds to a splay angle of the speaker cabinet relative to the upper support, and each slot aligns with one of the apertures to receive a pin. Whereby suspending the speaker cabinet from the upper support pivots the lever arm in a first direction until the pin engages the end stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jacques Spillmann, Lawrence Romestant
  • Patent number: 9981368
    Abstract: A bushing service tool kit includes a clamping plate, head plate, and a mounting plate for a hydraulic cylinder, as well as a clamping member. An alignment member is mounted on one side of a bushing that is mounted in a bushing mount and that is to be replaced, and the clamping plate is mounted over the alignment member. The head plate is mounted on an opposite side of the bushing, and the clamping member clamps the head plate and clamping plate toward each other to clamp the bushing mount therebetween. The mounting plate, with a hydraulic cylinder mounted thereon, is mounted on the clamping member facing toward the clamping plate, whereby the hydraulic cylinder is aligned with the bushing. The cylinder can then be operated to remove the bushing and install a replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Robert Bosch Gmbh
    Inventors: Erol Zeren, Stanley R. Norland
  • Patent number: 9945420
    Abstract: A radial support bearing assembly for use within a steering column assembly having an outer tube and a shaft 50, including at least one inner ring 70 defining an inner raceway, the inner ring 70 being axially fixed relative to the shaft 50, at least one outer ring 30 defining an outer raceway, and a plurality of roller elements 60 disposed between the at least one inner ring 70 and the at least one outer ring 30 in rolling contact with the inner raceway and the outer raceway. The inner ring 70 is in direct contact with the shaft 50 and has a circular cross-section as taken in a plane parallel to a longitudinal center axis of the shaft 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Koyo Bearings North America LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Dupuis, Fabrice Lemaitre
  • Patent number: 9903464
    Abstract: A differential device distributively transmitting rotational force of an input member rotatable together with a pinion support portion to paired output shafts includes: paired side gears respectively having an outer peripheral portion including a toothing portion meshing with a pinion and connected to the output shafts; and a cover portion covering an outside of at least one side gear and rotating integrally with the input member, even under severe driving conditions, preventing seizure in the portions and degradation of lubricant oil is suppressed. At least one cover portion includes an oil retaining portion covering a back surface of the one side gear in a first predetermined area including an area overlapping the pinion and a lightening portion exposing the back surface in a second predetermined area without overlapping the pinion, as seen in a side view from axially outside of the output shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Mori
  • Patent number: 9797401
    Abstract: A scroll compressor includes a stationary scroll; an orbiting scroll having a pair of first Oldham keyways on one surface thereof, the orbiting scroll defining a compression chamber in combination with the stationary scroll; a frame having a pair of second Oldham keyways and supporting the orbiting scroll; and an Oldham ring for inhibiting rotation of the orbiting scroll, the Oldham ring having a pair of first Oldham keys on one surface thereof and a pair of second Oldham keys on the other surface thereof, the first Oldham keys slidably engaging with the respective first Oldham keyways, the second Oldham keys slidably engaging with the respective second Oldham keyways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Tatsuwaki, Fumihiko Ishizono, Masayuki Kakuda, Yuji Takamura
  • Patent number: 9719487
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade 2 is formed with structures allowing its lifting by a lifting apparatus 4, the blade comprising upper and lower blade shells and an internal load-bearing structure comprising an internal spar 16 or internal webs, a plurality of lifting points 20 arranged about the blade center of gravity, comprising openings for receiving lifting members 24 of a lifting apparatus insertable therein into structures 22 secured to the load-bearing structure, and with a locking connection being established between the lifting members 24 and the load-bearing structure 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Anton Bech, Mark Hancock, Peter Frans Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9709131
    Abstract: When a reverse select operation is performed, a pre-balk lever (180) rotates to a rotation position as a control rod (100) rotates. The pre-balk lever (180) has an engagement portion (190), which engages with a tip end portion of a pre-balk pin (162) at the rotation position. As a reverse lever (136) swings while they are engaged with each other, a shift rod (113) moves in such a direction as to activate a synchronizer (60). The engagement portion (190) has a guide surface (192), which guides the tip end portion of the pre-balk pin (162) to the engagement position while the pre-balk lever (180) is rotating toward the rotation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Ikemoto, Norihide Urabayashi, Tatsuya Hironaka
  • Patent number: 9701189
    Abstract: A power transmission system of a hybrid electric vehicle may include an engine being a power source, a torque transmission device including four rotation shafts and a compound planetary gear set, the torque transmission device converting torque input from the engine, and outputting a converted torque, two supplemental power sources respectively connected to two rotation shafts among the four rotation shafts of the torque transmission device and supplying generated torque to the torque transmission device, two friction members selectively connecting two rotation shafts among the four rotation shafts of the torque transmission device to a transmission housing, an output device outputting torque transmitted from the torque transmission device, and a final reducing device decelerating torque transmitted from the output device and outputting the decelerated torque through a differential apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Hee Ra Lee, SeongGon Byun, Hyunsup Kim, Baekyu Kim, Insup Kim, Seok Joon Kim, Chulmin Ahn
  • Patent number: 9650817
    Abstract: A handle for doors of motor vehicles includes an outer portion that can be grasped by a user, and an inwardly-extending plunger or hook that operably interconnects the handle to the door latch via a bell crank (that is part of the handle base or chassis depending on the type of handle architecture used). The plunger is made of a ductile material such as metal, and includes a crumple zone that causes the plunger to deform axially and/or bend sidewardly in the event an axial and/or a bending impact load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Rajesh K. Patel
  • Patent number: 9629784
    Abstract: Molding method of manufacturing for soft-shield and orthodontic pacifiers, and for pacifiers having snap-in caps that prevent exposing baglet to molten plastic during molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Nouri E. Hakim
  • Patent number: 9580944
    Abstract: An exit device assembly for use in association with a door having a top, a bottom and a generally vertical surface. The exit door assembly includes an exit device configured to be mounted on the surface of the door, the exit device including a manually movable member, a latch mechanism configured to be mounted adjacent one of the top and the bottom of the door, the latch mechanism including a latch movable between a locking position and a non-locking position, and a non-rigid device for causing movement of the latch in response to movement of the manually movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Arlinghaus, David M. Schacht, Michael D. Coleman, Abdur Rahman Shareef, Matthew A. Phillips, Marlin Austin
  • Patent number: 9540926
    Abstract: A system, rotary pulser, and method is disclosed to transmit information from a downhole location to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: APS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Allison Perry, Richard Matthew Rothstein
  • Patent number: 9540844
    Abstract: A lock re-pinning assembly including two or more housings and a mounting block. Each housing is configured for use with a corresponding one of a plurality of lock cylinder shells. Each of the housings includes a cylindrical chamber and a channel. The chamber is configured to receive the body of the corresponding shell, and the channel is configured to receive the tower of the corresponding shell. The mounting block includes a mounting block having two or more sections. Each section is configured for use with a corresponding one of a plurality of lock cylinder plugs. Each section includes a cavity configured to receive an end of at least one of the housings, and a cylindrical follower bar having a diameter substantially equal to a diameter of the corresponding plug. Each of the housings is releasably engageable with the mounting block at each of the plurality of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Malenkovic, James D. Ohl, Raymond H. Lammers, Kevin Earl David
  • Patent number: 9446558
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) printing apparatus including a base, a printing head module and a control unit is provided. The base has a carrying surface. The printing head module is disposed above the base. The printing head module includes a body and a discharge outlet switching component. The body includes a material supplying channel. The discharge outlet switching component is movably disposed at the body. The discharge outlet switching component includes a plurality of discharge outlets. Diameters of the discharge outlets are different from each other. The control unit is configured to choose one of the discharge outlets according to the diameters and connect the chosen discharge outlet to the body, such that the material supplying channel is connected to the corresponding discharge outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventor: Chia-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9314797
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a slide assembly device having a static tooling base which is statically and solidly affixed to a base such as a table and a moveable tooling arm that is rotatable about a hinge connected to the static tooling base, so that moveable tooling arm rotates about the hinge in a manner similar to a book cover opening and closing. The embodiments further provide an upper slide chuck that is removably attachable to the moveable tooling arm and a lower slide receiver that is removably attachable to the static tooling base. The upper slide chuck is configured to hold an experimental slide via a vacuum mechanism to engagedly hold the experimental slide to the upper slide chuck while the moveable tooling arm is rotated about the hinge from an open-book position to a closed-book position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SomaLogic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Aldred, Alexis Stuart Foreman, Tracy R Keeney, Jonathan Vaught, Chris Bock, Stephan Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9278752
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system may include an aircraft clevis comprising two opposite sides and a longitudinal axis located between the two opposite sides. The longitudinal axis may be parallel to the two opposite sides. The system may include a slider positioned within the aircraft clevis and along the longitudinal axis. The system may include a clip configured to prevent the slider from rotating about the longitudinal axis by having at least a first portion of the clip coupled to one of the two opposite sides of the aircraft clevis and at least a second portion of the clip in contact with the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew J. Osvog
  • Patent number: 9273721
    Abstract: A bearing device for a solar power plant unit includes at least one support element, at least one first roller and at least one second roller. At least one first roller bearing unit is movably supported on the support element and rotatably supports the at least one first roller and the one second roller. At least one first spherical plain bearing having an outer ring is attached to the at least one first roller. A solar power plant includes at least one mirror movably supported by at least one such bearing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Markus Behn, Heinz Breunig, Tristan Kaiser, Henning Kern, Hans-Juergen Liesegang, Mathias Noeth, Christina Pfeuffer, Mathias Seuberling
  • Patent number: 9169888
    Abstract: A shock absorber includes a cylinder sealingly containing oil, and a piston coupled with a piston rod and inserted in the cylinder. The shock absorber generates a damping force by controlling an oil flow generated according to a movement of the piston with use of a damping force generation mechanism. A separator tube is externally disposed around the cylinder. The oil is transmitted into the damping force generation mechanism via a branch tube integrally formed on a cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube. The branch tube is formed on the cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube by burring processing. Both sides of a proximal portion of the branch tube in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube are pressed from an interior to concave an inner circumferential surface radially outwardly, thereby forming recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nishimura, Takayuki Ohno
  • Patent number: 9150190
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for hermetically sealing locking components of a retractor wherein the retractor has a spool shaft extending therefrom. An open-ended housing has a base and defines an opening through the base into an interior of the housing. The base of the housing is mounted to the retractor with the spool shaft accessible via the opening. The locking components are arranged within the housing. A sealing member is positioned about the opening to form a hermetic seal between the spool shaft and the opening. A cover is hermetically attached to the open end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Indiana Mills & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris P. Jessup, Guy R. Dingman, Grant Bryant
  • Publication number: 20150144127
    Abstract: A valved container assembly (10) comprising a container (12) for containing a fluid, the container (12) extending in an axial direction and having at least one venting opening (12a) at a front end and at least one dispensing opening (12b). The valved container assembly (10) further comprising a valve (14) disposed in the container (12) and a plunger element (20) disposed axially rearward of the valve (14), the plunger element (20) being axially moveable in the container (12) and defining a first volume (22) in the container (12) between the plunger element (20) and the valve (14), where the plunger element (20) is configured to increase the pressure of a fluid in the first volume (22) upon axial movement relative to the valve (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Matt Ekman, Ian Anderson
  • Publication number: 20150147132
    Abstract: A connection between a first component and a second component is provided including a first hole formed in a portion of the first component and a second hole formed in a portion of the second component. The second hole is aligned with the first hole. A pin includes a through hole having a pin hole diameter. The pin extends through a portion of the first hole and into a first portion of the second hole. The pin is configured to absorb a shear load applied to the connection. A bolt extends through the second hole and the pin such that a clearance fit is formed between the bolt and the pin. The bolt is configured to absorb an axial load applied to the connection. A nut connected to the free end of the bolt limits movement of the bolt relative to the first and second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Yuriy Gmirya, Matthew J. Karlak, John H. Meeson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150147008
    Abstract: An undermount drawer slide mounting clip releasably attaches a drawer to a drawer rail assembly mounted in a cabinet carcass. The apparatus is capable of effecting positional adjustments of the drawer in three directions without removing the drawer from the cabinet carcass. The apparatus is comprised of a body slidingly engaged with a bonnet. A trigger pivotally connected between the body and the bonnet. A spring loaded catch slidable within the bonnet and acted on by the trigger to releasably attach the apparatus to a drawer rail assembly. A threaded spindle rotates within the base and adjusts the horizontal position of the drawer. A ramp adjustably connected to the base adjusts the vertical position of the drawer. A plunger extends from a housing connected to the body and is adjacent the drawer rail assembly. A lever pivotable within the housing moves the plunger and adjusts the depth of the drawer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Hardware Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis McGregor
  • Publication number: 20150137535
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a door handle arrangement for a motor vehicle door, wherein a door handle is provided and wherein in the installed state a hinge mechanism is provided which allows pivoting of the door handle for its manual actuation. It is proposed that in the installed state, for fixing the door handle to a door shell section of the motor vehicle door, the door shell section is clamped from both of its sides between a first clamping surface of the door handle and a second clamping surface of a clamping element, wherein the clamping engagement between the clamping surfaces and the door shell section provide the hinge mechanism for the door handle such that the clamping force flows through the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: David Rosales, Michael Wittelsbuerger
  • Publication number: 20150137544
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose systems and methods for a camera mount. Specifically, embodiments are directed towards a camera support that may be quickly unlocked and rotated, so that the grip orientation changes from a normal hand-grip use, to an orientation that can be undergirded by the crook of the operators elbow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Brent WILLIAMS Graham
  • Publication number: 20150128467
    Abstract: A forend for use with a pump action firearm having a barrel with a magazine tube arranged adjacent and parallel thereto. The pump action firearm further includes an action slide assembly slidably receiving the magazine tube and the action slide assembly has a distal end and an action slide cap configured to engage the distal end of the action slide assembly. The forend comprises an elongate body having a U-shaped cross-section configured to be secured to the action slide assembly by an action slide cap engaged to a distal end of the action slide assembly. A guide defining a barrel receptacle is configured for keyed engagement to an interior of the elongate body to prevent rotational movement of the guide relative to the elongate body with the barrel receptacle facing toward the top of the U-shaped cross-section of the body. The barrel receptacle is configured to nest a radial portion of a barrel exterior, wherein the guide limits axial rotation of the forend about the magazine tube relative to the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Magpul Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Fitzpatrick, Michael T. Mayberry, Brad Bennett, Thomas Ward, Chad McKonoly
  • Publication number: 20150129451
    Abstract: A container comprising a first and a second pairs of opposite sidewalls extending from a base to a lip , the lip running around the perimeter of the container and delimiting an upper collar having a height from the lip to an upper rim of the container; a pair of bars extending across the first pair of opposite sidewalls; wherein each one of the first pair of opposite sidewalls comprises an outer wall and an inner wall separated by a recess; the inner wall comprising an upper supporting surface, a lower supporting surface and a nesting surface; the outer wall comprises a first opening located below the lip, and a second opening located between the upper rim of the container and the lip; pivot ends of each bar being received in opposite second openings; the bars being movable between: i) a lower stacking bar position, ii) an upper stacking bar position and iii) a nesting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: ROCH NOLET, LUC PETITPAS, FRANCIS CÔTÉ
  • Publication number: 20150128468
    Abstract: A firearm bolt spring clip assembly is provided. The assembly includes a bolt member, an extractor and an ejector. The extractor is removably coupled to the bolt member, positioned in an extractor cavity located in the bolt member. The extractor may comprise a dove tail end, a groove, a leaf spring section and an extractor claw. The ejector is removably and slidably coupled to the bolt member, positioned in an ejector cavity located in the bolt member. One or both of the extractor and ejector are secured to the bolt member by at least one spring clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald J. DOIRON
  • Publication number: 20150133975
    Abstract: An atherectomy device with an exchangeable drive shaft is disclosed, having a drive shaft gear at a distal end of the exchangeable drive shaft for meshing engagement with a prime mover gear on the output shaft of the prime mover. The exchangeable drive shaft is inserted into an opening at the distal end of the handle housing and moved axially in a proximal direction. Surface features on at least the prime mover housing and the engageable drive shaft help to align the drive shaft gear with the prime mover gear for meshing engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Rydberg, Gregory H. Smith, Blake G. Potts
  • Publication number: 20150121714
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a veneer dryer system and methods of constructing, relocating, and replacing veneer dryers and other constructs such as lumber kilns, machinery, and processing lines or parts thereof. Embodiments of a veneer dryer system may include a track and a veneer dryer movably coupled with the track. The track may extend between the desired location of the veneer dryer and a construction location. Movers may be coupled with the track at the construction location. The veneer dryer may be partially or fully constructed on the movers and moved to the desired location for use. A pre-existing veneer dryer at the desired location may remain operational during the construction and removed before the new veneer dryer is moved into place, substantially reducing downtime and costs as compared to prior methods of replacing veneer dryers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Clinton Spangler, Conrad Bullion
  • Publication number: 20150115628
    Abstract: A lock component of a motor vehicle lock arrangement with a mechanical actuation chain for the transmission of actuation movements, the actuation chain can comprise at least one actuation lever, which is pivotable around an actuation lever axis. A compensation mechanism can be provided, by which the actuation lever axis may be displaced relative to a reference position at least once for mechanical tolerance compensation such that the actuation chain may transmit actuation movements with the actuation lever axis being displaced accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Wittelsbuerger, David Rosales
  • Publication number: 20150118008
    Abstract: An enhanced material-processing device and method are disclosed, having a processing tool of substantially circular circumference, which is operative with a power tool having a rotating spindle and jaws, which clamp the processing tool. The enhanced material-processing device has a central opening that is entered concentrically in the processing tool for receiving a clutch mechanism, and a hub structure. The hub structure is associated with the clutch mechanism to form a slip clutch that is integrally mounted in the enhanced material-processing device and is operative by application of an axial compression friction fit on the processing tool, which slips relative to the rotating spindle when a threshold torque limit is reached. The clutch mechanism is preloaded in axial compression through a predetermined elastic strain distance to provide a friction fit having a torque limit threshold, which torque limit of the slip clutch is controllably pre-adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Shmuel REZNIK
  • Publication number: 20150107420
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying torque about an operational axis of rotation includes a first torque device member. In addition, the apparatus includes an actuator support configured to move radially relative the operational axis and configured to be restricted from rotating in a plane oriented perpendicular to the operational axis. Further, the apparatus includes a first torque actuator pivotally coupled to the first torque device member and the actuator support. Still further, the apparatus includes a rod or a second torque actuator pivotally coupled to the first torque device member and the actuator support. Moreover, the apparatus includes a second torque device member coupled to the first torque device member and disposed about the operational axis of rotation. The actuator support is pivotally coupled to the second torque device member and is configured to pivot about a first pivot axis towards and away from the operational axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Garrick Webb, David Allen Hill, Trond Werner Moen
  • 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: 20150096458
    Abstract: A railcar door sealing assembly includes a first door seal member coupled to a first door plate of a first door of the railcar. The door sealing assembly also includes a second door seal member coupled to a second door plate of a second door of the railcar. The first door seal member at least partially overlaps with the second door seal member in a face-to-face relationship when the first door and the second door are in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Dalske, Spencer Ashie-Winns, Hariharanath Kavuri, John Birkmann
  • Publication number: 20150096179
    Abstract: A cabinet jig device may include first and second crossbars, each crossbar having opposing first and second ends, a first leg extending between the first ends of the first and second crossbars, and a second leg extending between the second ends of the first and second crossbars. The cabinet jig device may include first and second adjustable fasteners for coupling the first leg respectively to the first ends of the first and second crossbars, third and fourth adjustable fasteners for coupling the second leg respectively to the second ends of the first and second crossbars, and first and second adjustable striking pins coupled to the second crossbar between the first and second ends thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Brooks COURTNEY
  • Publication number: 20150096417
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a power saw includes a body for supporting the power saw. The body includes a primary coupling mechanism for coupling the power saw to the body and constraining movement of a blade of the power saw to be in a plane. The apparatus further includes a clamping mechanism connected to the body. The clamping mechanism is for clamping a top rail of the fence to secure the body relative to the fence, so that the power saw can be rotated to sweep its blade within the plane to efficiently trim the tops of fence posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Vito Peter Brancaccio
  • Publication number: 20150096418
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a power saw includes a body for supporting the power saw. The body includes a primary coupling mechanism for coupling the power saw to the body and constraining movement of a blade of the power saw to be in a plane. The apparatus further includes a clamping mechanism connected to the body. The clamping mechanism is for clamping a top rail of the fence to secure the body relative to the fence, so that the power saw can be rotated to sweep its blade within the plane to efficiently trim the tops of fence posts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Vito Peter Brancaccio
  • Publication number: 20150090838
    Abstract: Provided are stowage bin systems for use on aircrafts and other like vehicles. A stowage bin system may include two disjoint supporting panels and a stowage bin bucket disposed between and pivotally supported by these panels after installation. The supporting panels may be attached to vertical frame members and, in some embodiments, to other frame members, such as adjacent vertical frame members or to horizontal frame members. In some embodiments, a supporting panel may include a gusset extending substantially normal to the main surfaces of the panel. The gusset may provide additional rigidity to the panel and, in some embodiments, include one or more open channels for attaching to a horizontal frame member. The supporting panels transfer all loads generated during operation of the aircraft from the stowage bin bucket and to the fuselage or, more specifically, to vertical and other frame members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chad D. Schmitz, Aucheun Saechao, Ann Marie Miller, Russell W. Keck
  • Publication number: 20150090548
    Abstract: A lock piston (13) of a locking mechanism (11) includes a flow path limiting-opening mechanism (14) provided on an outer peripheral side of a piston rod (7), an annular stopper (19) for supporting the flow path limiting-opening mechanism (14) from a piston (6) side, and a restriction ring (20) for restricting a fitting cylindrical body (15) of the flow path limiting-opening mechanism (14) from moving to a rod guide (9) side, the restriction ring (20) being fitted to a second annular groove (7B) of the piston rod (7). The restriction ring (20) is inserted along an outer peripheral side of the piston rod (7) from an upper end side of the piston rod (7), and fitted and fixed into the second annular groove (7B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Teruaki YAMANAKA
  • Patent number: 8992178
    Abstract: In order to increase safety, flexibility and simplicity when handling a wind turbine nacelle compared to known solutions and devices, there is disclosed a wind turbine nacelle including a supporting structure, a nacelle housing and a plurality of handling devices to be used when handling the wind turbine nacelle. The four handling devices are connected to the supporting structure, and each of the handling devices includes an integrated moveable part. The integrated moveable part is moveable between a first position and a second position, and the integrated moveable part is inside or is flush with the nacelle housing in the first position and is extending out of the nacelle housing in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Gunnar Kamp Storgaard Pedersen
  • Publication number: 20150076170
    Abstract: The invention relates firstly to a method for constructing a tablet dispenser, and also a tablet dispenser (1), for the dose-controlled issue of tablets (35), having a housing (2) and a dispensing part (3) that is insertable in the housing (2), wherein the dispensing part (3) has a dispensing chute (22) and a metering part (44) that is movable relative to the dispensing chute against the force of a return spring (19). In order to achieve favourable loading of the return spring, it is suggested to provide a tensioning part (13), which is moved into an area previously occupied by the unbiased return spring (19), preferably as the dispensing part (3) is inserted in the housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Sabine Goettke