Confining Elastic Part In Socket Patents (Class 29/451)
  • Patent number: 11648657
    Abstract: A handheld power tool includes an output shaft, a drive unit, a securing ring, and a securing element. The output shaft is configured to be releasably connected to an insert tool of the handheld power tool. The drive unit is configured to transmit a movement to the output shaft. The securing element is configured to secure the securing ring. The securing element has a recess which is provided to surround the securing ring in the radial direction in at least one operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Barth, Manfred Lutz, Metin Tuerk, Peter Stierle, Thomas Schomisch
  • Patent number: 11649601
    Abstract: An end seal placement tool for placing an end seal in a host pipe within a manhole includes a pole with opposite proximal and distal ends. An end seal holder is disposed at the distal end of the pole. The end seal holder includes an end seal chamber configured to hold the end seal. The end seal holder is sized and shaped to be at least partially inserted into the host pipe. A launcher is arranged with respect to the end seal holder for ejecting the end seal from the end seal holder into the host pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: INA Acquisition Corp.
    Inventor: Bradley Schwerdt, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11638933
    Abstract: A disclosed screening apparatus includes a subgrid, and a screen element attached to the subgrid via laser welding at a plurality of attachment positions such that, under vibrational excitation, the screen element has a pre-determined profile of vibrational motion relative to the subgrid. The screen element may be attached at a maximal number of attachment locations to the subgrid to minimize relative motion of the screen element and the subgrid under vibrational excitation, or the screen element may be attached a sub-set of the maximal number of attachment locations to allow vibrational motion of the screen element relative to the subgrid. A disclosed method may include attaching a plurality of screen elements to a respective plurality of subgrids, attaching the plurality of subgrids to one another to form a screening pre-assembly, and cutting edges of the screening pre-assembly to form the screen assembly having a perimeter with a pre-determined shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: DERRICK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Wojciechowski, James R. Colgrove, Kurt Stodolka, Anthony Lipa, Alex DeMay
  • Patent number: 11627985
    Abstract: Surgical devices having a plurality of outwardly-biased flexible fins capable of both inward convergence and outward flexion, provide for fluid retention and soft tissue retraction during surgical procedures. The outwardly-biased flexible fins also 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. An obturator assembly including a cannulated handle member with a cannulated shaft attached to said handle member, said shaft extending distally and terminating at a cannulated obturator tip. A hood structure found on such obturator tip may be used to secure one or more flexible fins prior to deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: SUREMKA, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Worrel
  • Patent number: 11591817
    Abstract: This invention improves seismic resistance of structures by transition from stiff to non destructible flexible state at a threshold earthquake level higher than prior art maximum design earthquake level of stiff structures. Functional characteristics of the category of auto-reversing stiff-to-flexible seismic structures comprise: a limited six degree of freedom motion; a laterally-stable limited rising-twist-sway ascent; a self-centering diagonal-untwist auto-descent; a multidirectional flexibility; and a multi-phase split-force-impact seismic protection. Seismic construction technologies of the category of structures comprise: base split-force-impact technology; cluster split-force-impact technology; tuned segment split-force-impact technology; and tuned spine split-force-impact technology. The auto-reversing stiff-to-flexible seismic joints of the structures are low-cost, simple and easy to manufacture, and especially suitable for mass industrial application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Boytcho Kolev Kavaldjiev
  • Patent number: 11536395
    Abstract: A cable clip for use with a medical instrument system comprises a base member; a first prong projecting from the base member; and a second prong projecting from the base member. The first prong and the second prong project in a spaced, parallel manner relative to each other and the first prong is offset from the second prong in at least two dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: VERATHON INC.
    Inventors: Hugh Leung, Karen Langman, Daniel Roodnick
  • Patent number: 11517160
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner including: a cleaner main body configured to generate suction force; and a suctioner including a head having a suction inlet to suck dust by the suction force and a brush drum rotatably provided in the suction inlet to sweep dust on a floor. The brush drum includes convex portions projected from an outer circumferential surface of the brush drum and spirally extended in a rotational axial direction of the brush drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taegwang Kim, Dongwoo Ha, Kihwan Kwon, Kyoungwoong Kim, Seokman Hong
  • Patent number: 11466428
    Abstract: A method of securing optical fiber and/or innerduct/microduct 140 within a microtrench 11 by laying the optical fiber and/or innerduct/microduct 140 within a microtrench 11 and inserting a plurality of microtrench plugs 6 into the microtrench 11 above the optical fiber and/or innerduct/microduct 140 to secure the optical fiber and/or innerduct/microduct 140 in the microtrench 11 and reduce bowing of the optical fiber and/or innerduct/microduct 140 up from a bottom of the microtrench 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CCIIP LLC
    Inventor: Angelo J. Pino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11401945
    Abstract: A compressor blade assembly structure, a gas turbine having the same, and a method of assembling compressor blade are provided. The compressor blade assembly structure includes a compressor blade having an airfoil, a platform part, and a dovetail part, a compressor rotor disk having a dovetail slot into which the dovetail part is inserted, and a locking key mounted in a key slot formed in the dovetail slot to support the compressor blade in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Joo Hwan Kwak, Iurii Goroshchak
  • Patent number: 11338450
    Abstract: An end-effector for installation of an emblem assembly is provided. The end-effector includes a support frame, a first splitter, and a second splitter. The first splitter and the second splitter are connected to the support frame. The pneumatically actuated grippers include: a first gripper connected to the first splitter and configured to grab at least a portion of the emblem assembly; and a second gripper connected to the second splitter and configured to peel off one or more layers of the emblem assembly. The roller is connected to the support frame and configured to wet out an adhesive layer of the emblem assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yhu-Tin Lin, Wuhua Yang, Roberto Hirayama
  • Patent number: 11285647
    Abstract: A device for securing and/or releasing injection moulds for plastics injection moulding includes a slide retainer that is located in a receiving mould region, can be pushed into predefined, complementary regions of a corresponding sliding mould region and comprises a roller which is rotatably mounted in a housing and over which the sliding mould region can roll. A spring-loaded pressure piece comprises the housing and a slide retainer spring that presses against the housing, for engaging in an opening in the sliding mould region. The housing has a pre-loading projection in a peripheral region for pre-loading by means of the slide retainer spring. One or more fixing screws run through the housing and is/are screwed into a complementary opening in the receiving mould region. A central lead-through means is provided and each of the one or more fixing screws runs through one through-opening of the lead-through means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Stack Mold Plus UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Inventor: Manfred Wolf
  • Patent number: 11260745
    Abstract: A filler and/or charger flap liner (3) is provided with a seal arrangement. The filler and/or charger flap liner (3) is to be arranged in an opening (6) of an outer side part (4) and in an opening (7) of an outer wheel arch (5). The filler and/or charger flap liner (3) is to be arranged with a first bearing element (8) on an edge of the opening (6) of the outer side part (4) and is to be arranged with a second bearing element (9) on an edge of the opening (7) of the outer wheel arch (5). An at least partially circumferential sealing element (10) is arranged radially outside the openings (6, 7) of the outer side part (4) and the outer wheel arch (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h. c. Porsche AG
    Inventors: Pascal Kober, Steffen Kielwein
  • Patent number: 11242885
    Abstract: A multi-patch threaded fastener includes a shank having a threaded portion and two or more polymer patches disposed on the shank. The two or more polymer patches are configured to wedge against a mating threaded component to promote contact between non-patched threaded portions of the shank and the mating threaded component to resist removal from the mating threaded component. A method of making the multi-patch threaded fastener includes positioning two or more nozzles for dispensing a patch material at locations corresponding to desired patch locations on the shank, conveying the shank past two or more nozzles, and dispensing the patch material from each nozzle onto the shank to form the two or more polymer patches on the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nylok LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Alaimo, Tadashi Camey, Robin F. Monahan
  • Patent number: 10989036
    Abstract: A drilling casing includes a casing wall and several sand control apparatuses disposed on the casing wall in a spacing. Each sand control apparatus includes a sand control net, a sealing steel sheet and a sealing rubber plug. A plurality of mutually-paralleled sand control meshes are disposed on the sand control net. The sand control mesh exactly faces the sealing steel sheet. The sand control net is connected with the sealing steel sheet through a steel pin. Further, a method of performing fast drilling and completion of a large-borehole multilateral well by the drilling casing includes forming a main borehole by drilling to a destination well depth at one time with a large-size drill bit, drilling a lateral borehole in a natural gas hydrate reservoir by using the drilling casing, and taking out the drill bit for completion. The method is applicable to various natural gas hydrate extraction manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM (EAST CHINA)
    Inventors: Chuanliang Yan, Xu Ren, Yuanfang Cheng, Wanqing Tian, Yang Li, Qingchao Li, Jia Wei, Benjian Song
  • 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√ľttner, 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: 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: 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: 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