Confining Elastic Part In Socket Patents (Class 29/451)
  • Patent number: 10601270
    Abstract: A rotor having a lamination stack including a first partial stack with first sheet metal laminations and a second partial stack with second sheet metal laminations. The laminations and partial stacks are joined axially along a center axis of the lamination stack. Each partial stack has a radially inner circumferential area and a radially outer circumferential area and a plurality of connection areas distributed in circumferential direction in mutual register at the joined partial stacks and form a common connection area. At least one of the partial stacks includes a fastening area for arranging the lamination stack at a carrier element. The lamination stack has a magnetic interaction area formed by one of the circumferential areas of the partial stacks for cooperation with a stator. The magnetic interaction area has a plurality of rotor poles with permanent magnets, which are uniformly distributed along the circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Walter Wolf, Hubertus B├╝ttner, Christian Kirchner
  • Patent number: 10589795
    Abstract: The present invention is predicated upon the provision of systems and methods for reinforcement of a structural member. More particularly, the present invention is predicated upon unique carrier configurations and application of reinforcing material thereto. In one configuration, the application of reinforcing material is achieved without the use of fasteners, adhesives, or both, for placement, locating and restrictive movement of the reinforcing material onto the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZEPHYROS, INC.
    Inventors: Dean J. Schneider, Joseph L. Bolton
  • Patent number: 10513017
    Abstract: A drive guide for driving a fastening bit includes a drive shaft, a socket shaft with a rear end non-rotationally coupled to the front end of the drive shaft and a front end with a socket that receives the fastening bit, and a sliding sleeve received over the socket shaft and slidable between a rear position and a forward position. A magnet is received in the socket with an air gap behind the magnet to magnetize a fastening bit received in the socket. An internal shoulder is integrally formed inside a rear end of the sliding sleeve. The internal shoulder abuts an external rear stop on one of the drive shaft and the socket shaft when the sliding sleeve is in the rear position and abuts a front external stop on the socket shaft when the sliding sleeve is in the forward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Marco Lourenco, Michael P. Peters
  • Patent number: 10480556
    Abstract: A member joining method includes applying a first resin member to a first member and a second resin member to a second member and joining end portions of the first and second members together. The member joining method further includes integrally joining the first resin member of the first member and the second resin member of the second member by heat deformation to mix and cure areas adjacent the end portions at a time of coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yutaka Yano
  • Patent number: 10424332
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to one embodiment, includes: a support plate; a stator; a stator support arm having a first end that is coupled to the support plate, the stator support arm extending from the support plate to the stator. The apparatus further includes at least one isolation mount coupled between a second end of the stator support arm and the stator for reducing transfer of vibration from the stator to the stator support arm; and a rotor sub-assembly. The rotor sub-assembly is configured to rotate relative to the support plate and the stator, the rotor sub-assembly including: a magnet; and a hub rotatably fixed relative to the magnet. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David H. F. Harper, Kevin B. Judd, Armando Argumedo
  • Patent number: 10385993
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a joint between tubulars such as tubing, pipes, casing and liner for location in a well bore. A connector (16) in the form of a sleeve is located over the ends of each tubular (12, 14) and the ends of the tubulars are morphed onto the sleeve to provide a metal to metal seal. In an embodiment the sleeve (16) is morphed onto the ends of the tubulars (12, 14). The connector may also have a profiled inner surface with circumferential grooves (266) and a sectioned locating groove (90) to provide axial and torsional load bearing capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MORPHPACKERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kevin Stewart, Peter Wood, Daniel O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10357282
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for use of a cannula. For example, provided herein is a flexible cannula having an elongate body with an elongate shaft extending between a proximal hub and a distal dam. A lumen can extend through the cannula. The dam is in the form of a flexible annular member formed on a distal end of the shaft. The dam and the hub have diameters greater than a diameter of the shaft. A flexible, expandable sleeve is removably positioned on the distal end of the shaft of the cannula. The sleeve deformably encapsulates the dam such that the dam is folded against the shaft of the cannula. An obturator is also provided having an elongate shaft configured to be removably positioned within the lumen of the cannula. The shaft can be configured to fit within the lumen in a clearance fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventor: David B. Spenciner
  • Patent number: 10342577
    Abstract: Surgical devices having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of inward movement such that the fins converge to provide both a passageway for surgical instruments to traverse towards a surgical site, and provide a substantially impermeable seal, thus providing for fluid retention during the surgical procedure. The outwardly-biased flexible fins provide for soft tissue compression, decreasing the length of the lumen or passageway through which instruments pass, allowing for a wider range of movement of instruments and better access to the surgical site, especially in patients with greater amounts of fat tissue that would otherwise require longer lumen lengths in prior art endoscopic cannulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SUREMKA, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Worrel
  • Patent number: 10258368
    Abstract: A cannula assembly having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of inward movement such that the fins converge upon insertion of a trocar device. The fin embodiment including a slot formed therein, with a corresponding raised feature on the trocar shaft capable of engaging the slots. Inward movement of the trocar within the cannula lumen causes the fins to converge. An additional embodiment utilizes outwardly-biased flexible fins that lock together in a closed position, with corrugated features in the fin inner surface that contact the trocar shaft such that, upon insertion of the trocar, the fins unlock and splay outward. One or more of the flexible fins also including one or more penetrations for accepting a biasing device for altering the biasing force of the fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SUREMKA, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Worrel
  • Patent number: 10224776
    Abstract: A retention assembly for retaining a plurality of elements in a stator slot of an electric machine is provided. The retention assembly may include a stator wedge fixedly positioned in a dovetail in the stator slot to retain the plurality of elements; a top ripple spring between the plurality of elements and the stator wedge; and at least one shim positioned between the stator wedge and a load bearing surface of the dovetail. A method may include compressing the stator wedge in the stator slot from a first position thereof relative to the dovetail of the stator slot, the compressing creating a gap between the stator wedge and the dovetail. A shim may be inserted in the gap; the compressing released such that the shim retains the stator wedge in a second position that is more compressed relative to the plurality of elements in the stator slot compared to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric Steven Buskirk, Andrew Duane Brown, James Jonathan Grant, Curtis Maurice Hebert, Benjamin Alber Mancuso, Matthew Robert Martin, Jessica Mary Powers
  • Patent number: 10164489
    Abstract: A rotor core formed with a shaft hole at the center thereof is provided. A cylindrical member fitted into the shaft hole of the rotor core along an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical member is provided. A drive shaft inserted into a hollowed part of the cylindrical member (collar) is provided. The collar is made of the material having a lower Young's modulus than those of the rotor core and the drive shaft, and is formed such that an inner peripheral surface of the collar is a tapered surface. The drive shaft has, at an outer periphery thereof, a tapered surface such that the tapered surface is in surface contact with the tapered surface of the collar in fitting of the drive shaft into the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Fujii, Kiyotaka Nishijima, Masaki Hirano
  • Patent number: 9986717
    Abstract: A pet bed having a substructure including a square or rectangular-shaped planar base and four sidewalls extending orthogonally from it. The sidewalls are affixed to the planar base proximate its edges and to each other to establish a volume. The substructure is introduced to an outer shell fabric, said outer shell fabric having a top cover selectively joined thereto for providing selective access to the volume. A cushion is shaped and sized for snugly fitting within the volume and being frictionally retained therein, the top cover providing for selective access thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Worldwise, Inc.
    Inventors: Aimee Diskin, Hannah Rosenberg, Regina Chern, Sara Paculdo
  • Patent number: 9943863
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly including a plurality of scanner nozzles. Each scanner nozzle includes an oscillation chamber fluidly coupled to an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and configured to discharge a random sweeping jet from the outlet aperture over a coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Todd A. Huffington, Gregory A. Russell
  • Patent number: 9945257
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a retention assembly for a stationary gas turbine component. A first stationary gas turbine wall defines a first wall cavity and a second stationary gas turbine wall constructed from a ceramic matrix composite defines a second wall cavity. A pin shaft constructed from a first material includes a first shaft end and a second shaft end. A pin head constructed from the ceramic matrix composite includes a first pin head end and a second pin head end. The pin head defines a pin head cavity extending inward from the first pin head end. The first shaft end is positioned in the first wall cavity, and the second shaft end is positioned in the pin head cavity. The second pin head end is positioned in the second wall cavity. The first material is different from the ceramic matrix composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dylan James Fitzpatrick, Christopher Paul Tura
  • Patent number: 9909429
    Abstract: A blade for use in a gas turbine engine has an airfoil and a dovetail. The airfoil extends radially outwardly of the dovetail. An inner surface of the dovetail includes a slot extending along a length of the dovetail between a leading edge and a trailing edge. A rotor and a gas turbine engine are also disclose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James Cosby, Kwan Hui, Michael A. Weisse
  • Patent number: 9869330
    Abstract: A tolerance ring can include a generally cylindrical body having a first partial-cylindrical sidewall and a second partial-cylindrical sidewall opposite the first partial-cylindrical sidewall. Each partial-cylindrical sidewall defines a first end and a second end. Further, a first gap can be established between the first end of the first partial-cylindrical sidewall and the first end of the second partial-cylindrical sidewall after installation around a post. The first gap can extend along the entire length of the tolerance ring such that a split is formed in the tolerance ring. The tolerance ring can also include a second gap between the second end of the first partial-cylindrical sidewall and the second end of the second partial-cylindrical sidewall. The second gap can extend along the entire length of the tolerance ring such that a split is formed in the tolerance ring. The tolerance ring can provide an installed concentricity, C, ?50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS RENCOL LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Kinoshita, Yoshinori Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9808282
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided for use of a cannula. For example, provided herein is a flexible cannula having an elongate body with an elongate shaft extending between a proximal hub and a distal dam. A lumen can extend through the cannula. The dam is in the form of a flexible annular member formed on a distal end of the shaft. The dam and the hub have diameters greater than a diameter of the shaft. A flexible, expandable sleeve is removably positioned on the distal end of the shaft of the cannula. The sleeve deformably encapsulates the dam such that the dam is folded against the shaft of the cannula. An obturator is also provided having an elongate shaft configured to be removably positioned within the lumen of the cannula. The shaft can be configured to fit within the lumen in a clearance fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventor: David B. Spenciner
  • Patent number: 9688849
    Abstract: Curable rubber compositions and cured articles are based on the use of zinc activator compositions for the sulfur cure. Activator compositions contain zinc and a polymeric component having a plurality of COOH groups, at least some of which are neutralized with the zinc. With polymeric zinc activators, sulfur cure can be activated at levels of zinc below those used in conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Wilson, III
  • Patent number: 9689271
    Abstract: A turbine engine rotor wheel including a disk including at least one slot formed in its outer periphery for mounting roots of blades, a presser being mounted between each blade root and a bottom of the slot. The presser is bistable in position and is capable of occupying a first stable position for assembly and disassembly in which it does not exert a force on the blade root, and a second stable position in which it exerts a radial force on the blade root to hold the blade stationary and to stabilize the blade in a final position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Luc Henri Chatenet, John Le Quellec
  • Patent number: 9549657
    Abstract: A dishwasher for automatically executing a cycle of operation for treatment of dishes includes a tub having multiple walls at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment wherein at least one of the multiple walls is thermoformed from sheet material and a method of making a tub for a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron P. Bennett, Tod E. Boyd, Rexford W. Cordill, Donald J. Wilson, Marvin R. Mealman
  • Patent number: 9504474
    Abstract: A vaso-occlusive device includes a first coil made from a first substantially non-expansile material, and a second coil at least partially co-wound with the first coil and made from a second expansile material. The second coil has a contracted state and an expanded state, in which the second coil expands radially and/or longitudinally. The vaso-occlusive device has increased stiffness when the second coil is in its expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Stryker Corporation, Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Hancun Chen, Richard Murphy
  • Patent number: 9496775
    Abstract: A rotor includes: a shaft; a core around the shaft; at least one end ring connected to rotor bars that are at least partially enclosed in the core; and means for balancing the end ring around the shaft in a pre-balancing spinning process. A method includes: assembling rotor bars so that they are at least partially enclosed in a core of a rotor; connecting an end ring to ends of the rotor bars; inserting a shaft into the core; step for balancing the end ring around the shaft in a pre-balancing spinning process that involves spinning the rotor; and spinning the rotor in the pre-balancing spinning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TESLA MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Augusto E. Barton, Edwin M. Pearce, Jr., Shyi-Perng Phillip Luan
  • Patent number: 9447271
    Abstract: Curable rubber compositions and cured articles are based on the use of zinc activator compositions for the sulfur cure. Activator compositions contain zinc and a polymeric component having a plurality of COOH groups, at least some of which are neutralized with the zinc. With polymeric zinc activators, sulfur cure can be activated at levels of zinc below those used in conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Wilson, III
  • Patent number: 9316002
    Abstract: Building panels 1, 1? provided with a mechanical locking system including a tongue 30, at an edge of a first panel 1, cooperating with a tongue groove 20, at an edge of an adjacent second panel 1?, for vertical locking of the building panels. The edge of the first panel is provided with a displacement groove 60, which is downwardly open, and includes an inner wall 61, an outer wall 62, and an upper wall 67. The tongue 30 is formed out of the edge of the first panel. A resilient and displaceable and part 66 of the tongue 30 is displaceable into the displacement groove 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Christian Boo
  • Patent number: 9273198
    Abstract: Curable rubber compositions and cured articles are based on the use of zinc activator compositions for the sulfur cure. Activator compositions contain zinc and a polymeric component having a plurality of COOH groups, at least some of which are neutralized with the zinc. With polymeric zinc activators, sulfur cure can be activated at levels of zinc below those used in conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Wilson, III
  • Patent number: 9085675
    Abstract: Curable rubber compositions and cured articles are based on the use of zinc activator compositions for the sulfur cure. Activator compositions contain zinc and a polymeric component having a plurality of COOH groups, at least some of which are neutralized with the zinc. With polymeric zinc activators, sulfur cure can be activated at levels of zinc below those used in conventional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Wilson, III
  • Patent number: 9067347
    Abstract: For the purpose of manufacturing a package, an entirety is provided by means of injection molding, the entirety including a plastic tray (10) having an open side and a ring-shaped plastic cover rim (20) which is located at the open side of the tray (10), at a circumferential rim of the tray (10), and which surrounds that circumferential rim. The cover rim (20) is connected to the tray (10) by means of a relatively thin plastic film, wherein the cover rim (20) and the tray (10) are detached from each other by forcing a limited mutual movement of the cover rim (20) and the tray (10). Furthermore, a piece of cover foil (40) is provided and connected to at least the cover rim (20). Preferably, the cover rim (20) and the tray (10) are adapted to be capable of getting into engagement with each other by means of a snap connection after they do no longer form an integral entirety with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Naber Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Cornelis Maria Naber
  • Patent number: 9057413
    Abstract: Provided are a floating brake disk assembling method and a floating brake disk, and a floating brake disk assembling device, wherein a washer or a spring member can be accurately attached to a coupling pin. In the floating disk brake assembling method, a coupling pin 32 for coupling a brake disk (10) to a hub disk (20), which has a cylindrical body portion (41) to be mounted in a coupling hole (31), a first jaw portion (42) formed in one end portion of the body portion (41), and a portion to be swaged (43A) continuous to the other end portion of the body portion (41), is used; and the portion to be swaged (43A) is swaged so that a second jaw portion (42) having a diameter larger than that of the body portion (41) can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: SUNSTAR ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Naoki Yamanaka, Masayoshi Hayashide, Fumihiko Metsugi
  • Publication number: 20150145240
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a quick connector with a lock connection. The quick connector includes a quick connector body and a mating component on of which having, in one aspect, an external spacing recess. The component has a step bore extending from a first end. A seal member is mounted on the step surface for sealing connection to a tubular component inserted through the quick connector body into the bore end component. Material is displaced from the component into the body or from the body into the component to mechanically lock and fluidically seal the body in the first component. In another aspect, one or more roll pins are inserted through aligned openings in the first component in the body. The roll pin expands to form an interference connection between the body and the component. In another aspect, a projection formed on one of a component in the body are used to projection weld the body to the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Jiffy-tite Company
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, Bradley Chester Fremont
  • Patent number: 9038259
    Abstract: An electrically conductive hose cutting clip has at least one end tab that is shaped to provide a cutting edge for penetration of the inner layer(s) of a multiple layer fluid conveyance hose when it is clipped onto a fluid connector and the hose is installed on the fluid connector by forcing it onto the connector. The cutting action by the cutting clip provides for a relatively low resistance electrical connection between an electrically conductive layer of the hose and the fluid connector. This can be used to provide a signal path from a sensing element on or in the hose to a system electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Wells
  • Publication number: 20150136922
    Abstract: A suction system includes a sucker having a working face and a dome spring attached to the sucker. The dome spring has a convex dome position and a concave dome position relative to the sucker and is configured such that, when the top of the dome spring is pushed inward past a critical moment, the dome spring reverses position without any further application of external force. The dome spring is attached to the sucker such that a change in position of the dome spring from the concave dome position to the convex dome position pushes the working face of the sucker in a direction away from the dome spring and a change in position of the dome spring from the convex dome position to the concave dome position allows the working face of the sucker to move in a direction towards the dome spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Sulumbek Shamsadov
  • Publication number: 20150128401
    Abstract: A method for assembling a propshaft assembly. The method can include: providing a tubular member, the tubular member having an annular wall with an inside circumferential surface; twisting a damper; installing the twisted damper in the tubular member; untwisting the damper in the tubular member such that the damper engages the inside circumferential surface of the annular wall. A machine for assembling a propshaft assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Pennington, Jeremy Clontz, Britten Coleman, Scott Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9022597
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a casing having a bottom wall part and a pair of side wall parts extending upward from this bottom wall part; a rod-shaped lens provided above an LED substrate and along a longitudinal direction inside the casing; and a fixing mechanism for fixing the lens to the pair of side wall parts. The fixing mechanism includes: upwardly facing surfaces longitudinally extending along an inner surface of the side wall parts; downwardly facing surfaces longitudinally extending along side peripheral surfaces of the lens; a concave groove longitudinally extending above the upwardly facing surface on the inner surface of each of the side wall parts; and elastic bodies fitting into the concave grooves to be in contact with the side peripheral surfaces of the lens in a state that the downwardly facing surfaces are in contact with the upwardly facing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CCS Inc.
    Inventors: Ryoko Suzuki, Kenji Miura
  • Patent number: 9003628
    Abstract: A system for securing moldings to associated roof ditches of a vehicle moving down an assembly line. The system comprises a plurality of rollers coupled to a plurality of lift booms. The lift booms include suitable means for raising and lowering the lift booms relative to an associated vehicle roof surface as well as means for permitting the lift boom to free float during at least a portion of an application cycle. The lift boom also has weights affixed to the lift boom proximate to the rollers with gravity producing force necessary to adhere the molding to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Blair Perkins
  • Publication number: 20150090151
    Abstract: A paneling element for lining the inside of a side wall of a rail vehicle has a plate-shaped base body and an angled strip element which extends substantially parallel to an end side of the base body and which is embodied in one piece with the base body. The base body and the strip element form a receptacle in which a connecting element can be accommodated. The paneling element can be connected to the inside of the side wall by way of the connecting element. As a result, the paneling element can be easily and cost-effectively attached in a secure fashion to the inside of the side wall of the rail vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Adrian Biadatz, Sascha Kirchhoff
  • Patent number: 8991023
    Abstract: A Push To Connect (PTC) fitting cartridge for connecting to a pneumatic device, such as, an air brake or a height control valve, the PTC fitting cartridge including at least one protrusion positioned on an outer surface of the PTC fitting cartridge, which is provided to interact with an undercut positioned on an inner surface of a port. The undercut interacts with the protrusion to substantially eliminate stress on the surrounding material to reduce the chance of fraction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Corporation
    Inventor: Victor A. Plath
  • Publication number: 20150074976
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a joint member, which includes a retaining portion formed by pressing a stainless steel pipe that is cut into a predetermined length, a joining portion having a spiral portion or a spiral groove, and an insert member made of synthetic resin and being pressed into the pipe so that a packing and a compression ring can be located in a proper position. The joint member using a pipe includes: a metal member having a retaining portion formed by pressing a stainless steel pipe cut into a predetermined length and a joining portion formed on the stainless steel pipe; and an insert member made of synthetic resin, the insert member being pressed to the retaining portion and mounted on the inner circumference of the metal member to locate joint means in a proper position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Seung-li OH
  • Publication number: 20150060445
    Abstract: A pressure release device for a protective housing for flameproof enclosure of electrical operating means. The device includes an accommodating body (18) having a passage (22), and a porous body (24) arranged in the passage (22). The porous body (24) is elastically deformed by means of an interference fit in the passage (22), and thus, reliably supported therein free of flame or spark exiting gaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ulrich Mann, Bernd Limbacher, Helmut Wurz
  • Patent number: 8967078
    Abstract: A method of masking a component includes installing a flexible gasket over a portion of a component masking area leaving an unmasked area exposed. A backer is installed over the flexible gasket to compress the flexible gasket between the backer and the portion. The flexible gasket and the backer are secured to the component to provide an assembly. The assembly is deposited into a slurry with an abrasive media to polish the unmasked area, in one example. The flexible gasket and backer prevent abrasive media from reaching the masked area. The flexible gasket and backer can be removed from the component and reused on other similarly shaped components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Soucy, Richard W. LaFranchise
  • Publication number: 20150025478
    Abstract: A septum for sealably covering a fluid cavity defined in an implantable device, which may be an access port, and methods for assembling the implantable device. The septum may include a resilient septum body, an annular flange extending radially outward from the septum body, and a reinforcement component disposed in the annular flange for reinforcing engagement with a corresponding annular groove defined in a body of the implantable device. The reinforcement component may inhibit unintended detachment of the septum from the implantable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Dwight T. Hibdon, Kelly J. Christian, Charles L. Farnworth
  • Patent number: 8925176
    Abstract: A structure to connect a refrigerant pipe and an air conditioner having the same, the connecting structure enabling a refrigerant pipe to be easily connected to an indoor unit or an outdoor unit of an air conditioner and including a refrigerant pipe through which refrigerant flows, a socket part connected to one end of the refrigerant pipe, and a coupling nut coupled to an outer circumferential surface of the socket part, wherein, a socket part is provided with a grip-ring allowing the refrigerant pipe to move in a first direction in which the refrigerant pipe is coupled to the socket part and preventing the refrigerant pipe from moving in a second direction in which the refrigerant pipe is separated from the socket part, and at least one O-ring configured to prevent refrigerant from leaking at the socket part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Muk Choi, Ji Ho Kwak, Sang Yong Lee, Jae Soo Jeong, Seong Ho Kil, Seok Kyun Kim, Eun Soo Jeon
  • Publication number: 20140301777
    Abstract: An elastic tubular attachment assembly for mating components is provided. The elastic tubular attachment assembly includes a first component having a first surface. Also included is a second component having a second surface, a third surface, and at least one aperture, wherein the second surface is configured to align and engage with the first surface of the first component. Further included is at least one elastically deformable tubular member operatively coupled to the first component proximate the first surface, the at least one elastically deformable tubular member comprising an outer surface, wherein the at least one elastically deformable tubular member is formed of an elastically deformable material and configured to elastically deform radially inwardly upon contact with at least one aperture wall of the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Morris, Jennifer P. Lawall
  • Publication number: 20140270936
    Abstract: An auxetic locking structure can be used as a mechanism for securing two or more members in an assembly or other system. The locking structure has void patterns on its exterior surface which permit the locking structure to reduce its outer diameter upon loading in an axial direction. Once the structure has been sufficiently loaded and the diameter has been sufficiently reduced, the locking structure may be positioned within a bore of an article, the axial load is then reduced, thus causing the locking structure to expand and engage the bore of the article. The locking structure and article are now secured to one another creating an improved assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Miklos Gerendas, Ali Shanian, Carl Carson
  • Patent number: 8832941
    Abstract: A method for assembling a propshaft assembly. The method can include: providing a tubular member, the tubular member having an annular wall with an inside circumferential surface; pushing a first ram through the tubular member; loading a damper between the first ram and a second ram; twisting the damper between the first and second rams; moving the first and second rams to translate the twisted damper into the tubular member; untwisting the damper in the tubular member; and withdrawing the first and second rams from the tubular member. A machine for assembling a propshaft assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignees: Cardinal Machine Company, American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Pennington, Jeremy Clontz, Britten Coleman, Scott Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140219788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a turbine assembly with a basically hollow aerofoil, having at least a cavity with an inner wall and having at least an aperture providing access to the cavity, and at least a first impingement device arrangeable within the cavity. The at least first impingement device is self-locking, resilient and preloadable and has at least one locking element to lock the at least first impingement device in place in the cavity via a force fit between the at least one locking element and the inner wall of the cavity wherein the locking element of the at least first impingement device is embodied as a protrusion extending in an assembled state of the at least first impingement device in the cavity basically perpendicular to a surface of a side wall of the at least first impingement device in a direction towards the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Ulf Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20140212205
    Abstract: A joint housing of a ball joint comprises a sheet-metal part for accommodating a ball head, which is substantially rotationally symmetrical with respect to a joint axis and includes a circumferential wall portion, wherein the circumferential wall portion includes a housing opening at an axial end, through which a joint pin can extend, wherein the sheet-metal part is formed with two layers at this axial end of the circumferential wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: TRW AUTOMOTIVE GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Forthaus, Lothar Schaumann, Harald Walter
  • Patent number: 8776349
    Abstract: A method for assembling a synchronizer by using a jig, the synchronizer including a synchronizer hub, at least one of recesses formed radially at an external circumference of the synchronizer hub, a synchronizer key disposed in the recess, a synchronizer sleeve enclosing the exterior circumference of the synchronizer hub and axially movably engaged to the synchronizer hub, and a spring disposed between the synchronizer hub and the synchronizer key, may include locating the synchronizer key and the spring in the recess of the synchronizer hub, engaging the jig to the synchronizer hub by inserting a rear portion of the jig in the recess axially, engaging the synchronizer sleeve to the synchronizer hub, and removing the jig from the synchronizer hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jongyun Park
  • Patent number: 8770902
    Abstract: A locator assembly and associated fastening assembly are described herein. The locator assembly may include a post locator and a receiver locator that combine to provide precision locating and attachment functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Elijah Tooling, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard V. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140182111
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a shaft having a first end comprising a beveled surface. A second end of the shaft includes a gripping member. The apparatus additionally includes a channel formed on the beveled surface, wherein the channel comprises an opening, and wherein the opening traverses the beveled surface at a constant vertical position relative to an angle of the beveled surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: US2 Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn P. Reyna, Darren Eason
  • Patent number: 8763232
    Abstract: Weatherstrips (13, 15) having opposed pile sealing elements (226) are installed in opposed slots in a frame member (14) so that the piles may engage opposite sides of a panel, shutter or screen (203), by insertion apparatus having laterally-movable slotted guides (60, 62). The weatherstrips are driven through the slots in the guides by a drive wheel (42). A laterally reciprocating cutter (48) has openings (107, 109), through which the weatherstrips are driven, and shearing edges (98) for cutting ends of the weatherstrips to facilitate entry of the weatherstrips from the slots in the guide into the slots in the frame member. Metering wheel (44) engages at least one of the weatherstrips moving through the guides, and provides for actuation of the cutter, when the desired length of the weatherstrips is driven through the guides; the length corresponding to the length of the frame member which receives the weatherstrips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Richter, Yogesh Borkar