Joining Plate Edge Perpendicularly To Frame Patents (Class 29/462)
  • Patent number: 10746100
    Abstract: A heat exchange device to be positioned in an aircraft pylon and including a heat exchanger and an obturator to adopt a closed state where it prevents flow of air from flowing through the heat exchanger, and more- or less-permissive states where it allows flow of air to flow with a higher or lower flow rate. The obturator includes slats each including a pivot axis, the pivot axes of the various slats being mutually parallel and intersecting the direction of the flow of air, the slats being simultaneously mobile in rotation about their pivot axis between a closed position in which the slats are contiguous, which corresponds to the closed state of the obturator, and an open position in which the slats are spread apart, which corresponds to the permissive state of the obturator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Stéphane Combes, Jean Geliot, Thomas Deforet, Adeline Soulie, Benoit Orteu
  • Patent number: 10232957
    Abstract: This relate to a method for attaching a component to a fuselage section of an aircraft or spacecraft. In a step of the method, a rail is arranged within a fuselage section of an aircraft, which rail extends in a longitudinal direction of the fuselage section. In another step, a support structure is movably mounted to the rail such that the support structure can be moved along the rail in the longitudinal direction of the fuselage section. The support structure comprises a positioning unit for positioning a tool for attaching the component to the fuselage section at a location where the component is to be attached to the fuselage section. The embodiments also relate to a device for attaching a component to a fuselage section of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Alexander Goehlich, Sven Chromik, Ingo Krohne
  • Patent number: 9903152
    Abstract: A super-insulating multilayer glass comprises a first piece of glass and a second piece of glass which are spaced apart facing each other; a plurality of third pieces of glass which are formed spaced apart from each other between the first piece of glass and the second piece of glass, and which have a thickness of between 1 and 3 mm; filling gas layers which are respectively formed so as to comprise argon (Ar) gas, and of which at least 4 are formed among the first to third pieces of glass, to a thickness of between 11 and 13 mm between two neighboring pieces of glass; and a sealant which seals the side surfaces of the filled gas layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: Youn-Ki Jun
  • Patent number: 9082323
    Abstract: A display system includes a bracket and a sign. The bracket includes a base and a reception portion coupled to the base. The reception portion includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and an intermediate wall. The first sidewall and the second sidewall each extend from opposing longitudinal sides of the intermediate wall over the base. The sign includes a front panel, a rear panel, and a bottom panel, the rear panel being spaced from the front panel to define a cavity between the front panel and the rear panel. The bottom panel defines an aperture. The reception portion of the bracket slides into the cavity via the aperture, and each of the first sidewall and the second sidewall of the reception portion abuts an internal surface of a different one of the first panel and the second panel of the sign to frictionally maintain the sign above the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristin A. Dougherty, April D. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20150111485
    Abstract: An air handler and a method for assembling an air handler are provided, in which a case panel may be assembled with a plurality of module frames via a considerably simplified sliding coupling providing excellent hermetic sealing. As such, manufacturing costs may be reduced due to reduction in a number of components, and assembly time may be remarkably reduced due to a reduced number of assembly operations. This advantageously results in reduced labor cost and enhanced air conditioning efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangyuk SON, Daehyuk KIM, Kyungjung LEE
  • Patent number: 8991024
    Abstract: There is disclosed a clamping device mountable to a bench top for setting an edge piece to an edge thereof such that the edge piece projects from the bench top at a predetermined angle, with interengaging surfaces of the edge piece and edge being formed with mating mitres whereby a mitre joint is formed between the edge piece and the bench top, the clamping device comprising a body, a first clamping means supported from the body for clamping the device to the bench top, a second clamping means supported from the body for applying clamping pressure to the mitre joint, and first and second locators carried by the body and engageable with the edge piece and bench top respectively to maintain them in the required configuration during clamping. There is also disclosed a related method of attaching an edge piece to an edge of a bench top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitreforma Holdings Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Victor Barillaro, Salvatore Benvenuto Calcagno
  • Patent number: 8991029
    Abstract: A beam structure of the present disclosure includes a baffle plate. A plurality of lap strips are attached around outer edges of the baffle plate. An adhesive layer is applied to outer surfaces of the lap strips. A plurality of sidewalls are assembled together around the adhesive layer, the lap strips and the baffle plate, thereby forming the beam structure. In an embodiment, the beam structure may be used as a boom assembly for a machine, such as an excavator machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Alexei P. Yelistratov, James A. Forck
  • Publication number: 20150075046
    Abstract: A picture frame assembly includes a body having a recess for receiving an item for display and backing member to be positioned behind the item to retain the item within the recess. The retainer includes a head portion having one or more engagement members projecting from a surface thereof and a tail portion extending from the head portion that is pliable with respect to the head portion and able to be moved between a first position and a second position with respect to the head portion. The engagement members of the head portion engage with a surface of the body of the picture frame assembly, so that when the tail portion is in the first position, the tail portion does not substantially extend into the recess of the picture frame assembly to enable placement of the backing member within the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GARMOND PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Gary Skinner
  • Publication number: 20150053630
    Abstract: A structure is generally described which may be effective to store and/or display a product. The structure may include a top, a bottom, a left side, a right side and a back. The top and bottom may be the same dimensions. The left side and right side may be the same dimensions and a shorter length than the top and bottom. The left side, right side, and back may be secured to the bottom and to the top so as to form a structure with edges from the top, the bottom, the left side and the right side aligned with the back. The structure may define a storage area within the space enclosed by the top, the bottom, the left side, the right side and the back. The structure may define a display area between the top and the bottom that extends past the left side and the right side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
  • Patent number: 8950051
    Abstract: A telecommunications cable management system includes a planar base element including a planar top surface and side edges. Side elements are mounted with a mating arrangement to the base element. The side elements may include one or more of the following: upstanding wall portions, side exits extending horizontally, and downspouts. The base elements and the upstanding wall portions may have a continuous cross-section, and can be cut to the desired length for the cable management system. The downspout and side exit elements may also include multiple components wherein a central section of each can be cut to the desired width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kampf, Mathew D. Ferris, Joel T. Fisher, Timothy J. Haataja, Brian L. Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Alex Watts
  • Patent number: 8914979
    Abstract: A system and method for assembling a 360-degree section of an aircraft fuselage or nacelle by properly positioning a plurality of assembly panels relative to a machine datum representing an assembly-level datum schema, drilling full-sized holes proximate to a second skin edge of the panels with the machine, net-trimming a second edge of the panels with the machine, then using the full-sized holes proximate to the second skin edges as alignment features to properly orient and attach pairs of the panels together proximate to first skin edges, opposite of the second skin edges with an auxiliary machine, forming panel pairs. Control systems may be installed into the panel pairs separately and independently, then the panel pairs may be joined together, aligning the full-sized holes proximate to the second edges, and inserting fasteners through the aligned full-sized holes proximate to the second skin edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Spirit AcroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Kenyon Venskus, Troy Lynn Wampler, Stephen Eldred Walters, Clark Ray Miller, Michael Arthur Champa, Edwin H. Fenn, David Scott Anderson
  • Patent number: 8776376
    Abstract: A method of forming paneled corners including the step of providing first and second components. The first components can each have a pair of first legs forming an exterior angle of greater than 180 degrees, and can have a first connector. The second components can each have a pair of second legs forming an interior angle of less than 180, and can have a second connector. The method can further include the steps of choosing an outside corner from an outside corner and an inside corner, selecting one of the first components, placing the one first component over the outside corner, securing the one first component, placing panels on the first legs, selecting one of the second components, pushing the one second component onto the one first selected component to engage their respective second and first connectors, thereby capturing the edges of the two panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Williams
  • Publication number: 20130199066
    Abstract: A media display assembly comprises a support and a sign holder. The support defines a substantially vertical section, a substantially horizontal section, and a bent transition section extending between the substantially vertical section and the substantially horizontal section. The support is formed in a substantially L-shape. The sign holder includes a first panel and a second panel sized substantially identically to the first panel. The first panel and the second panel are coupled to one another along a closed edge of the sign holder and define a slot therebetween them for receiving a sign. The second panel of the sign holder is coupled to the substantially vertical section of the support on a side of the substantially vertical section opposite the substantially horizontal section. The second panel of the sign holder extends in a plane substantially perpendicular to the substantially horizontal section of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. CLARK, Amy M. BACSKAI, Robert G. LOGAN, David CHENEY
  • Patent number: 8291592
    Abstract: A railroad freight car with a lengthened container well, including an extended and reinforced well car unit side sill, and a method for lengthening a container well of a railroad freight car intended for carrying an intermodal cargo container. A side sill extension member is welded into position, between a body bolster at each end of the container well unit and a nearest container support assembly, and a container-well bottom assembly is lengthened at each end of the container well. A longitudinally-extending doubler plate may be welded to the longitudinally central portion of the side sill, to ensure sufficient rail clearance at mid-length of the car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Gunderson LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Saxton, John N. Niosi
  • Publication number: 20120179105
    Abstract: A catheter system includes a flexible abutment at its distal end. Functionally, the abutment serves to stabilize and align (orient) the distal portion of the catheter as its distal tip is advanced into contact with a tissue surface. Structurally, the flexible abutment is an arrangement of wires that creates a hollow conical shaped frame having two open ends. One end is affixed to the distal end of the catheter. And, the other is presented as a plurality of separated end points that collectively define an annulus at a distal distance from the catheter's tip. For its operation, the flexible abutment is moved from a folded (tube-shaped) configuration, for travel through the vasculature of a patient, to a flared configuration with end points on the frame extended outwardly from the catheter axis, for contact with the tissue surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Richard A. Schatz, Christopher J. Birchard, Jennifer Maffre
  • Publication number: 20120137499
    Abstract: An apparatus for a universal bracket support including an L frame including a short arm coupled at a substantially right angle to a long arm with each having a plurality of spaced holes extending along each corresponding length; and a slider arm including an extension leg having a slide guide coupled on one end of the extension leg, wherein the slide guide includes a plurality of spaced holes and an opening sized to slide over and be secured to the L frame, and a shoe coupled via a pivot coupling to another end of the extension leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Pawan Agnihotri
  • Publication number: 20110265842
    Abstract: A method for mounting photovoltaic modules includes calculating a structural load of at least one photovoltaic module based on an expected mechanical load so as to determine optimal attachment locations on the at least one photovoltaic module for attachment elements. The attachment elements are disposed at the determined attachment locations so that the attachment elements extend partially over a section of the at least one photovoltaic module. The at least one photovoltaic module is attached to the substructure via the attachment elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MASDAR PV GMBH
    Inventors: Harald Bloess, Marco Vogel
  • Publication number: 20100290831
    Abstract: Coupling assemblies (2) are utilized to assemble a storage cube (1) having a top member (10), right member (12), bottom member (14) and left member (16). Adjacent members are coupled together through the use of T-tongues (20, 40, 44, 48) received within corresponding ones of T-slots (18, 38, 42, 46). The T-tongues and T-slots terminate certain distances (24, 36) from edges of the members (10, 12, 14, 16) thereby providing for blind configurations allowing for edges of members (10, 12, 14, 16) to be profiled, finished or otherwise decorated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Sauder Woodworking Company
    Inventors: Marvin K. Burnett, Terry W. Armey, John R. Autry, Neal Flfer, Richard A. Nelson, Daniel J. Sauder, Myrl D. Sauder, Troy E. Tedrow
  • Publication number: 20100287756
    Abstract: This invention describes a process flow and method to assemble triple IG units without contaminating the center glass lite. A non-contact vacuum pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 7716803
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a flexible pipe for conveyance of fluid, comprising: winding at least one metal element in a short pitch helix around an inner sealing sheath for withstanding radial forces in the inner sealing sheath; preshaping a metal strip to form at least one ply of tensile armor tendons; winding the ply of tensile armor tendons in a long pitch helix around the at least one metal element; and applying an external protective sealing sheath around the at least one ply of tensile armor tendons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventors: Alain Coutarel, Francois Dupoiron, Philippe Francois Espinasse
  • Patent number: 7653979
    Abstract: A bullet trap is disclosed which is formed without intervening sidewalls to enable cross-shooting and the like with reduced risk or ricochet or damage to the bullet trap. Furthermore, the bullet trap can be configured in a variety of ways to eliminate the need for facing plates while providing a removable attachment mechanism, to enable repair on the trap, to reduce bullet adhesion to the trap and to provide improved containment of lead and improved access to the trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Action Target Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Bateman, Thomas Marshall
  • Publication number: 20090142129
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for assembling together separate components, such as a first substantially flat sheet metal component to a second substantially flat sheet metal component, in substantially perpendicular relationship. A first latch component body may have an elongated displaceable latch member provided on a first edge of the first latch component body that is configured to be received and latchably retained within a latch reception opening of a second latch component body that is of complementary shape and dimensions to receive the displaceable latch member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Keith D. Webb, Steven J. Zielnicki
  • Publication number: 20080302059
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an insulated system such as, for instance, an insulated window unit, includes introducing an insulating material between adjacent walls and stabilizing the system. Particulate insulators preferably are introduced in the system by filling an expanded internal volume. Stabilization of the system can be carried out by reducing the pressure within the internal volume. A stabilized insulated system is fabricated by introducing an insulating material between adjacent walls and stabilizing the system. Also disclosed are processes and equipment for filling insulated systems, such as fenestration units, and insulated systems comprising mixed insulating materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Andries J. Du Plessis, Georg Rudolf Gertner, James R. Satterwhite, Daniel P. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20080184547
    Abstract: A textile display including a frame including a first vertical support and a second vertical support, at least one base support extending from an end of each of the first and second vertical supports and at least one side panel removably attached to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Junior Gupta, Michael W. Falkenhagen
  • Patent number: 7332064
    Abstract: A hangar bar for a cathode plate and a method of producing a cathode for electrolytic recovery of metal. The hanger bar comprises a support element which is preferably stainless steel and hollow. An electrically conductive metal cladding is affixed the stainless steel bar by any appropriate mechanism, eg interference fit, welding, chemical or mechanical fastening or coextrusion or roll forming. Affixing the cladding to the stainless steel support element has significant advantages over conventional electroplating techniques including that a more precise engineering specification can be applied to the cladding thickness. This is important to maintain vertical alignment of the cathode plate in the electrolytic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Mount Isa Mines Limited
    Inventor: Wayne Keith Webb
  • Publication number: 20080034569
    Abstract: An assembly mechanism for an external box includes a casing body, a cover body, and a retaining body. The casing body has an opening formed on one side thereof. The cover body is assembled on the casing body. The retaining body is used for sliding the cover body to approach the opening in order to retain the cover body and the casing body together or for sliding the cover body out from the opening in order to separate the cover body from the casing body. Hence, it is easy for users to assemble or detach the external box of the present invention and the cost of the present invention is less than that of the prior art. Therefore, the present invention can solve the problem of needing to use a number of screws to assemble the external box of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Jen-Hung Wang
  • Publication number: 20080025814
    Abstract: A bushing to assist in positioning a bolt in the bolt apertures of refining plates and disk. The bushing is a cylindrical sleeve that slides over the bolt shaft, before the bolt is inserted into the aperture. The bushing may be short relative to the length of the bolt and the aperture. The bushing fits between the bolt and aperture in the refining plate and/or disk, as the bolt engages the threads of the plate and/or disk. The bolt is centered in the aperture and the centered bolt ensures that the plate segment is properly positioned on the disk as the bolt fastens the segment to the disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: ANDRITZ INC.
    Inventor: Yves Raymond
  • Publication number: 20080017343
    Abstract: A foil for paper production systems has a carrier strip and mutually adjoining plates of ceramic material. The plates are fixed to the carrier strip by way of a plurality of clips, whose free ends are latched to the plates. On their side facing the carrier strip, the plates of a ceramic material are formed with strips projecting from the latter and extending in the longitudinal direction of the carrier strip, which are formed with undercuts along their side edges, the free ends of the clips, which are oriented toward one another, projecting into the lateral undercuts of the strips projecting from the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Klaus Bartelmuss, Heinz Bartelmuss
  • Patent number: 7234691
    Abstract: An assembly of trays in a divided wall column having an inner column wall, a dividing wall, and an interior space includes: a first tray having at least one radial downcomer adjacent the dividing wall and extending radially toward the inner column wall a first substantial distance, and a first liquid receiving area having a radial axis at a first angle to the dividing wall and extending radially toward the inner column wall a second substantial distance; and a second tray below the first tray, the second tray having at least one other downcomer having a radial axis at a second angle to the dividing wall and extending radially toward the inner column wall a third substantial distance, and at least one second liquid receiving area adjacent the dividing wall and extending radially toward the inner column wall a fourth substantial distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth William Kovak
  • Patent number: 7137183
    Abstract: A drive axle assembly for motor vehicles, includes a support beam member having a substantially flat, enlarged central plate section and two opposite arm sections, a differential assembly module secured to the central plate section and enclosed into a housing formed by a rear cover and a front cover secured to opposite surfaces of the central plate section. A method for assembling the drive axle assembly comprises the steps of securing the front cover to a front mounting surface of the support beam member, fastening the differential assembly module to the central plate section of the support beam member, and fastening the rear cover to the rear mounting surface of the support beam member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Torque-Traction Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Eugene Stuart, Timothy Bernard Allmandinger, Sean Karl Hoefer, Earl James Irwin, Parvinder Singh Nanua, Gregory James Maser
  • Patent number: 7100256
    Abstract: A method for converting a dump truck body into an improved truck body. The dump truck body is configured for hauling a payload and has a canopy, a floor, two sidewalls, and a front wall. In a preferred embodiment, the method comprises: if the dump truck body has a tailgate, removing the tailgate; extending the floor to the rear by adding a floor extension component at a floor angle approximately ten degrees greater than a pre-conversion floor angle; increasing the height of the sidewalls by adding two fabricated sidewall attachment components; and tying the sidewall extensions into the rear of the floor extension component by adding a fabricated component. Preferably, a material dam is incorporated into the canopy forward of the front wall to form a shelf that is configured to retain and balance the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Mine Rite Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John A. D'Amico, Dennis A. Frank
  • Patent number: 7100261
    Abstract: Substantially rectangular-shaped tanks are provided for storing liquefied gas, which tanks are especially adapted for use on land or in combination with bottom-supported offshore structure such as gravity-based structures (GBS). A tank according to this invention is capable of storing fluids at substantially atmospheric pressure and has a plate cover adapted to contain fluids and to transfer local loads caused by contact of said plate cover with said contained fluids to a grillage of stiffeners and stringers, which in turn is adapted to transfer the local loads to an internal truss frame structure. Methods of constructing these tanks are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Kailash C. Gulati
  • Patent number: 7010841
    Abstract: A mount assembly and method are provided for securing a component to an interior mounting surface in a vehicle having a sunroof. Initially, a sunroof frame is provided. The sunroof frame includes a cross-member disposed laterally relative to a longitudinal axis of the vehicle. The component is then attached to the cross-member of the sunroof frame such that the cross-member supports the weight of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Donovan, James B. Cook, Sachin Shah, Holly R. Hecker, John L. Adams
  • Patent number: 7000304
    Abstract: A pin-fuse joint generally utilized in a beam-to-column joint assembly subject to extreme seismic loading is described. The pin-fuse joint resists bending moments and shears generated by these loads. The joint is comprised of standard structural steel building materials, but may be applied to structures comprised of structural steel, reinforced concrete, and or composite materials, e.g., a combination of structural steel and reinforced concrete. The beam-to-column assembly is comprised of a column and a beam and a plate assembly that extends between the column and the beam. The plate assembly is welded to the column and is attached to the beam via the pin-fuse joint. The pin fuse joint is created by a pin connection through the beam and the connection plates of the plate assembly at the web of the beam. Additionally, both the plate assembly and the beam have curved flange end connectors that sit flush against one another separated only by a brass shim when the beam and plate assembly are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
    Inventor: Mark P. Sarkisian
  • Patent number: 6994901
    Abstract: An improved heat shield provides for reduced noise transmission of vehicular engine components is disclosed. The heat shield has three layers; a first sheet layer, a center insulation layer, and a second sheet layer. The insulation layer is positioned between the first and second sheet layers. The first sheet layer is defined by a variable shaped periphery that is folded over the periphery of the second sheet layer to form a hem having a variable length around the heat shield. The variable length serves to reduce uneven strain in the hem area experienced during crush forming the heat shield into the final shape. Further, the variable length of the hem also serves to alter the resonate frequency of the heat shield in specific areas to reduce vibration and improve acoustical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Dana Corporation
    Inventors: Colin C. Chen, Frank W. Popielas, Mark Boogemans, Calin Matias, Ryan P. Moffat, Marsha A. Minkov
  • Patent number: 6895651
    Abstract: A method for joining metal components includes a body and at least a sideboard. A plurality of lock members are installed on a side of the body. Each of the lock members is punched directly and extended into a shape for being cut into two corresponding bending parts. A plurality of holes is installed in the sideboard corresponding to each of the lock members for intersecting the body and the sideboard to combine each other with further press. Additionally, in the present invention, the body connects with each of the sideboard quickly and firmly, and less components and time are required for production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Datech Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nien-Lun Li
  • Patent number: 6766571
    Abstract: A glazing adhesive product comprising a thermoplastic polyester material having trapped gas bubbles dispersed therein whereby the product has surface pores to provide a suction effect. Also provided is a method of installing/removing vehicle glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventors: Peter Stewart Bain, Giovanni Manfre
  • Patent number: 6754945
    Abstract: A method of forming a stress isolating joint on a dump body of on an off-highway rubber-tired haulage vehicle includes providing a first plate having an elongated edge, a top side, and a face, and providing a second plate including an elongated edge. Overlapping the first and second plates to define a widened seam bounded at least in part by the elongated edges of the respective plates, and welding along the elongated edge of the first plate to join the elongated edge of the first plate to an adjacent surface of the second plate. The weld and at least a portion of the second plate disposed along the widened seam cooperate to permit the second plate to apply a resisting load to the face of the first plate in response to the application of a load against an opposing face of the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventors: Steven J. Fujan, William R. Borthick
  • Patent number: 6735866
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing elements made from composite material using the co-bonding technique, in which uncured elements (preformed beams (2)) are bonded onto another cured element (the skin (3)) with multiple thickness changes, using a rigid tooling made of invar used for support and positioning during the curing process. Each element is made with preimpregnated material using automated tape laying. The preform of the beams (J-section) is obtained by hot forming of flat laminates. The final curing and bonding to the precured skin (co-bonding) is performed using a direct vacuum bag in an autoclave. A flat development of the vacuum bag is performed, it is traced with a numerical control machine and it is made prior to being placed on the tool. For large surfaces with difficult access the final adjustment is performed with the tool and the part in a vertical position, due to the ergonomic difficulties involved in working on certain areas of same. The invention is applicable to the field of aeronautics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Airbus Espana, S.L.
    Inventors: Pedro Nogueroles Vi{overscore (n)}es, Aquilino Garcia Garcia, Carlos Cerezo Pancorbo
  • Patent number: 6698079
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved cardcage design. The improvements result from the formation of an integral cardcage side using a construction method involving precision punched sheet aluminum that is precision formed into final configuration. The integral cardcage side design provides ease of assembly for the cardcage while enhancing structural integrity, improves the alignment of circuit cards within the cardcage to the backplane, increases the airflow channels between the card guides, and adapts to incorporate additional features for airflow control. The manufacturability of the cardcage is greatly simplified by reducing the number of parts requiring assembly and by the use of simple and inexpensive tools and assembly techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Mimlitch, III, Robert A. Bruce
  • Patent number: 6688000
    Abstract: In attempting to reduce deformity when joining vehicle frame components, a riveting/brazing process has been proposed. This process includes joining tubular members, such as hydroformed parts, by cutting at least one flange into one end of a first body member, shaped in conformance with the surface of a second body member. Location holes are formed into each flange as well as into the surface of the second member in suitable alignment with each other. A brazing filler material is fixed into a side of the flange, usually within a pocket, intending to lie on the surface of the second member when the two structures are attached. The flange(s) are initially attached to the surface of the second member by means of a rivet to formed an actual vehicle body assembly. Heat is then applied to the assembly to form a brazed T-joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Pei-Chung Wang, Peter C. Sun, Chih-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 6672125
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an Invar tool includes the step of superplastically forming an Invar facesheet for the tool. A tool header is provided, and the Invar facesheet is then formed with an SPF diaphragm driver to match the predetermined contour of the tool header. The Invar facesheet is then welded to the tool header. Forming the Invar facesheet is achieved by positioning the Invar facesheet between a superplastically formable diaphragm and a die having the predetermined contour. The diaphragm is heated to a predetermined superplastic temperature, and a predetermined pressure is applied to the diaphragm. Application of the predetermined pressure allows the diaphragm to cause the Invar facesheet to form against the predetermined contour of the die. Superplastically forming the Invar facesheet results in a negligible amount of excess scrap, reduces material costs, and reduces labor costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Phillip E. Kenney, Jeffrey D. Fletcher, Dennis R. Malone, Lawrence B. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6606778
    Abstract: A windshield can be installed in a centered position on a frontal surface of an automotive vehicle body by temporarily clamping two upstanding guides to side edge areas of the vehicle body. When the windshield is lowered onto the frontal surface of the vehicle body the facing surfaces on the upstanding guides will cam the windshield into a centered position on the frontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Craig R. Krass, Esteban Garcia, Craig A. Johnson, Donald Vaughn, David A Montalvo
  • Patent number: 6510601
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an Invar tool includes the step of superplastically forming an Invar facesheet for the tool. A tool header is provided, and the Invar facesheet is then formed with an SPF diaphragm driver to match the predetermined contour of the tool header. The Invar facesheet is then welded to the tool header. Forming the Invar facesheet is achieved by positioning the Invar facesheet between a superplastically formable diaphragm and a die having the predetermined contour. The diaphragm is heated to a predetermined superplastic temperature, and a predetermined pressure is applied to the diaphragm. Application of the predetermined pressure allows the diaphragm to cause the Invar facesheet to form against the predetermined contour of the die. Superplastically forming the Invar facesheet results in a negligible amount of excess scrap, reduces material costs, and reduces labor costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Phillip E. Kenney, Jeffrey D. Fletcher, Dennis R. Malone, Lawrence B. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6508907
    Abstract: A crown installation system for forming a crown in place on a pillar in a manner that avoids the need for heavy and complicated concrete form structures. The crown installation system includes a kit for forming a crown on a pillar, such as a chimney, having a perimeter wall with an outer surface and an upper surface converging at an outer upper perimeter edge. The kit includes a plurality of form members, with each form member being adapted for forming a portion of the outer surface of the crown. Each of the form members has opposite ends and an outer face. A plurality of support members are provided for supporting the form members. Each of the support members has a front surface for pressing against a portion of the outer surface of one of the form members. A tension member is provided for holding the support members in position against the form members such that the form members are restricted from outward movement. The invention also includes a method of utilizing the kit to form a crown on a pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: Monte Lutz
  • Patent number: 6391470
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a crossmember for stiffening an instrument panel of a motor vehicle, the crossmember that is to be manufactured having at least two profiled segments, with cross sections differing from one another, arranged in axial prolongation, the smaller-cross-section profiled segment is arranged so as to overlap the larger-cross-section profiled segment over at least a partial length; and in the overlap region, the profiled segments are joined to one another in at least one direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction by way of at least one stabilizing joining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Progress-Werk Oberkirch AG
    Inventors: Hansjörg Schmieder, Hans Merkle
  • Patent number: 6360422
    Abstract: A method of securing a mounting bracket on a wall of a structural member comprises inserting lugs of the mounting bracket through slots through a wall of the member and securing the lugs to an inside surface of the wall. The mounting bracket is used for mounting the structural member within a cabinet by sliding the member in snug fit within a cabinet, the internal securing of the lugs avoiding interference with the snug fitting relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc
    Inventor: Lit-Yan Kam
  • Patent number: 6334245
    Abstract: An air bag gas generator has a cylindrical member that permits reliable welding of the cylindrical member with an inner surface of a ceiling portion of a housing even if the welding surface is slightly misaligned. It furthermore permits welding in such a manner (a more stable manner) that unsteadiness does not occur in the area where the inner surface of the ceiling portion of the housing and the inner cylindrical member abuts. In the air bag gas generator, which includes the inner cylindrical member in the housing, the inner cylindrical member has a peripheral wall portion bent to form a flattened surface portion as an extension of the one of that cylindrical member where it joins the inner surface of the ceiling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Katsuda, Shogo Tomiyama
  • Patent number: 6308411
    Abstract: A sidewall skin is provided having a front edge, rear edge, top edge, and bottom edge, and a first exterior side and a second interior side. An inwardly directed front flange is provided along the front edge, and an inwardly directed flange is also provided along the top edge. The sidewall skin has a inwardly stepped transition region spaced rearwardly of the front edge. A rear corner is formed in the skin at a location forwardly of the rear edge and rearwardly of the transition region. A portion of the skin between the rear edge and rear corner forms part of the back wall of the truck cab. The sidewall skin is preferably adhesively secured to a sidewall framework with fasteners being virtually eliminated during the sidewall assembly process. The adhesive may be heat cured, which may involve a first partial heat curing step to provide the sidewall with handling strength followed by a second heat curing step. The second step is typically accomplished during curing of paint after a truck cab is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Freightliner LLC
    Inventors: Homer Franklin Wright, Jr., Edmond Kalstiantz, James Edward Hill
  • Patent number: 6082069
    Abstract: A method for assembling an object useful for storage, support or shelter. The assembly essentially consists of at least two planar parallel rectangular members in which a plurality of free four-sided spaces are provided so that a network of empty four-sided spaces are formed in the plane of each member. The method comprises the step of inclined insertion and wedging with force of panels in the free spaces, until perpendicularity of the edges of the panels to the planar rectangular members is achieved, the wedging resulting from the forced gripping of the edges of the free spaces by notches or grooves provided on the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Inventor: Alain Chennaux