Assembling A Subassembly, Then Assembling With A Second Subassembly Patents (Class 29/469)
  • Patent number: 10527146
    Abstract: A nesting structure supports a differential case. The nesting structure includes a first support structure that supports the differential case. The nesting structure includes a second support structure spaced apart from the first support structure to define a support opening. The support opening receives a first shim and establishes a first orientation between the first shim and the differential case in which the first shim is non-parallel with respect to a first bearing surface of the differential case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Peter Joe Deir, Robert Raymond Scott, III, Arnold Bell, Michael Martin Manuszak
  • Patent number: 10322622
    Abstract: A vehicular door structure has a side door adapted to open and close an opening of a vehicle body, and the side door includes a door storage part having a storage area, and a door speaker. The door speaker is located above the door storage part in a virtual up-down direction and disposed near a central part in the up-down direction of the side door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sotaro Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10279664
    Abstract: A sunshade for a vehicle is provided herein. The sunshade includes a base member having independently movable first and second portions. A first handle is disposed on the first portion and a second handle is disposed on the second portion. A lamp assembly is operably coupled to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cornel Lewis Gardner, Ali Ammar, Scott Holmes Dunham
  • Patent number: 10220695
    Abstract: A mounting structure for an engine mount (9) for an internal combustion engine. A fitting (19), such as a spigot, having an axis is provided for fitment to the engine mount. A bracket (11) is provided for fitment to the internal combustion engine. The bracket is arranged to receive the fitting in a direction parallel to its axis. The bracket includes an arrangement, such as a clamp, which is operable to cause the bracket to retain or release the fitting and the arrangement is accessible along a direction perpendicular to the direction in which the fitting is received into the bracket. This enables the engine mount to be released from the bracket by accessing the bracket from alongside rather than above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BENTLEY MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventor: Keith Hill
  • Patent number: 10183635
    Abstract: A drainage groove includes a basic groove portion that opens toward a front surface side of a windshield between a side end surface on the windshield side and an opposite wall of a front pillar; and an expansion groove recessed from a bottom side of the basic groove portion toward an inside of the windshield in the vehicle width direction. The drainage groove further includes a wall portion configured to protrude toward an opening side of the basic groove portion from a position in a bottom of the basic groove portion which is spaced apart in the vehicle width direction from each of the side end surface on the windshield side and the opposite wall of the front pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tsutsumi, Yoshikazu Umeda, Koji Okabe, Masaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10119294
    Abstract: A system for raising a mast includes a primary cylinder and an actuator. The primary cylinder has a first end coupled to the mast and a second end coupled to a lifting base. The primary cylinder actuates from a retracted position to an extended position to at least partially raise the mast. The actuator actuates from a retracted position to an extended position to at least partially raise the mast, thereby moving the first end of the primary cylinder or the second end of the primary cylinder toward a pivot point between the mast and the lifting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Alejandro Camacho Cardenas
  • Patent number: 9745736
    Abstract: A method for producing three-dimensional space frames or truss structures from simpler components and space frames or truss structures produced by the associated method. The various components, which may be made from virtually any material, are shaped in such a way so that they may be fitted together to create a space frame or truss structure. The components may be held together by any available attachment means, or by the interaction of the components themselves. The method and associated components allows for the assembly of three-dimensional space frames or truss structures from planar materials, significantly reducing cost and manufacturing time. These space frames or trusses can then be used as structural members, as the interior load-bearing portions of sandwich panels, or in any situation where high-strength and light weight are desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Haydn N. G. Wadley, Liang Dong
  • Patent number: 9738155
    Abstract: The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a base for supporting shifter, wherein the base includes longitudinal axis, a first cross-section including a first border defining therein a first aperture, and a second cross-section positioned spaced apart from the first cross-section along the longitudinal axis and including a second border defining therein a second aperture. The base as provided is believed to be advantageous in supporting the shifter while allowing arrangement for the air duct to pass through and therefore to improve comfort for the rear-seat passenger without having to necessarily increase the interior packaging size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Leo Chen, Gary D. Mullen, Iain Raymond Jones, Denis Gerald O'Shannessy, Paul Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9702163
    Abstract: A tower is constructed by erecting an upright former 6; assembling a first section 31 of the tower around the former 6; raising the first tower section 31; assembling a second tower section 32 around the former 6; connecting the first and second tower sections 31, 32, and repeating the steps to add further tower sections. Disassembly is the reverse process. The method of assembly is particularly suitable to mobile towers that are transported on road trailers and may be used with advantage with amusement rides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Walter Pondorfer
  • Patent number: 9696029
    Abstract: The method for erecting a boiler includes erecting a main structure, providing preassembled modules defining a boiler section, installing the modules outside the main structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Boecker
  • Patent number: 9680359
    Abstract: An electric vehicle drive device includes a casing; and a plurality of motor generators mounted in the casing, each of the motor generators including a plurality of fastening portions at which a stator of the motor generator is fixed to the casing, and a number of the fastening portions of one of the motor generators being coprime to a number of the fastening portions of at least one of the rest of the motor generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hattori
  • Patent number: 9536628
    Abstract: A nuclear fuel assembly grid having a torpedo-shaped mixing vane assembly supported at each intersection of the grid straps that surrounds a fuel rod support location. The torpedo-shaped stem supports mixing vanes that extend over each of the fuel rod support locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Jin Yan, Peng Yuan, Zeses E. Karoutas, Levie D. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 9463427
    Abstract: A catalyst reactor basket is provided that includes an outer side wall extending along the outer circumferential periphery and an inner side wall disposed within the outer side wall. An aperture is sized and shaped to allow a fluid to flow axially with respect to the basket. First and second covers are disposed on opposite ends of the outer side wall and inner side wall and a dividing wall is disposed between the first and second covers. The dividing wall defines a first and second chamber within the inner volume of the basket. A plurality of partitions are disposed within the first and second chambers. The plurality of partitions define a plurality of compartments within the first and second chambers, each compartment being sized and shaped to receive a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Omer Refa Koseoglu, Salman J. Al-Khaldi
  • Patent number: 9370337
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a method and apparatus for attaching two electrical dies by wire bonding and then encasing the assembly in a protective casting that works by arranging two dies into a fixture conducive to wire bonding. Doped epoxy may be immediately dispensed over the assembly to form a near-net-shape protective cover, or Drive Can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Reiter
  • Patent number: 9221136
    Abstract: A transportable, deployable power system comprising a hybrid power box containing solar panels, wind turbine(s), fuel cells, fuel reformers, and other energy sources. The system could also include waste water and potable water inlet and outlet ports for water treatment. It will also allow for shelf mounted solar and wind turbine installation for disaster recovery, backup power for telecommunication, military power, Homeland Security power, off grid homes and water and wastewater packaging domestically and internationally. The present invention is ideal for any situation requiring immediate power and/or water treatment, such as remote construction sites or in emergency situations. The hybrid power box can be mounted to a standard shipping truck, train, or ship, and transported over land to the desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Reza Ansari
  • Patent number: 9169928
    Abstract: A filter setting and sealing apparatus includes a wobble plate mounted to press a filter edge into a plane defined by the top rim of a brew cup. A sealer defined by expandable sealer jaws is moveable into the filter. The jaws are actuated for radial outward expansion to seal the filter to the cup proximate the filter rim and cup edge. A second sealer is used to seal any gaps remaining in the seal after initial sealing. Methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: R.A Jones & Co.
    Inventors: James A. Bloome, Kelly D. Eastman, Rick A. Meeker, Rodney P. Smith
  • Patent number: 9032608
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing at least one mechanical-electrical energy conversion system including multiple individual parts, and a mechanical-electrical energy conversion, multiple different individual parts are positioned in an assembly device and joined in joining areas assigned to the individual parts in the assembly device, the individual parts including at least one piezoelectric element, one support structure and one seismic mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Franz Laermer, Thorsten Pannek, Ralf Reichenbach, Marian Keck
  • Publication number: 20150122042
    Abstract: A pressure sensor comprises a first substrate and a cap attached to the first substrate. The cap includes a processing circuit, a cavity and a deformable membrane separating the cavity and a port open to an outside of the pressure sensor. Sensing means are provided for converting a response of the deformable membrane to pressure at the port into a signal capable of being processed by the processing circuit. The cap is attached to the first substrate such that the deformable membrane faces the first substrate and such that a gap is provided between the deformable membrane and the first substrate which gap contributes to the port. The first substrate comprises a support portion the cap is attached to, a contact portion for electrically connecting the pressure sensor to an external device, and one or more suspension elements for suspending the support portion from the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Chung-Hsien LIN, Rene Hummel, Ulrich Bartsch, Marion Hermersdorf, Tsung Lin Tang, Wang Shen Su, Chia Min Lin
  • Publication number: 20150122859
    Abstract: A portable container assembly that can include a wheeled hand cart for transporting articles mounted on a platform or basket can be mounted in an elevated, horizontal position on the rear of a vehicle. The hand cart includes a downwardly facing channel that can be aligned with and inserted over a support bar extending from the rear of a hitch receiver on a vehicle. Upright handles on the hand cart supply sufficient mechanical advantage to allow the user to first tilt the and cart, and when the channel is aligned with the support bar, the hand cart can be rotated so that it is lifted into position and supported by the support bar on a vehicle. The support bar is attachable to and detachable from a conventional hitch receiver. A cooler can also be mounted directly to and supported only by the hitch extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Eddie Clifton Brinkley, Chadwick Clifton Brinkley
  • Publication number: 20150108419
    Abstract: A support system is configured to support an external load on a chain link fence terminal post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: MARK OSTHELLER
  • Patent number: 9003629
    Abstract: A support structure may be mounted to an existing vertical support. In an embodiment, the support structure may include a plurality of horizontal support members. Two or more vertical uprights are mounted to the horizontal supports. The vertical uprights and one of the horizontal support members provide channels for retaining a peg board panel in position. The support structure may be configured so as to cause the peg board panel to at an angle compared to the vertical supports. Multiple support structures may be coupled together to provide runs of peg board panels. Furthermore, the peg board panel may include a graphic that correspond to products being supported by the peg board panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Topping, Jeff Fridrich
  • Publication number: 20150091270
    Abstract: A modular side rail and removable step system for a vehicle is disclosed. In one aspect, the kit includes first, second, and third removable steps that may be mounted to the side rail. In one aspect, the side rail main body has a channel-shape defining a longitudinal opening between an adjacent first side and an adjacent second side. A plurality of step attachment arrangements may be provided on the first side of the side rail main body to allow the first, second, and third steps to be mounted to the side rail main body in various configurations. For example the plurality of step attachment arrangements may be arranged and configured to provide attachment locations for mounting the first and third removable steps in a first step assembly configuration and for mounting the second removable step in a second step assembly configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN MATTHEW STANESIC, William Franklin Bibb, VI, Brian T. Johnson, John A. Wargo
  • Publication number: 20150082837
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance includes a rotatable drum for receiving a laundry load. The rotatable drum includes a cylindrical body with an cylindrical wall, and a cover at one or both ends. The cover has an annular groove formed by a first, second, and third walls. A fourth wall extends from the second wall. A first land is secured to the third wall and a second land is secured to the fourth wall. An adjoining piece has an adjoining wall that is attached to and extends between the first and second lands. A hollow space is bounded by the adjoining wall and the second and third walls. A movable mass is disposed in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: GEORGE W. MALHEIROS, SCOTT T. THALLS, CLIFTON G. GREEN
  • Patent number: 8978230
    Abstract: A beverage bottle handling machine construction method for constructing a beverage bottle handling machine, such as a beverage bottle cleaning machine, a beverage bottle treating machine, and a beverage bottle shrink wrapping machine in a beverage bottling plant and container handling machines corresponding to the beverage bottle handling machine. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Jendrichowski, Ulrich Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 8973245
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a flat panel detector such that the surface on the side of a fluorescent body layer of a scintillator panel which has the fluorescent body layer comprising a column crystal on the supporting body, is coupled to the planar light receiving element surface of a light-receiving element, comprising: a step of manufacturing the scintillator panel which has a larger area than that of the planar light receiving element surface; a step of trimming the edges of the scintillator panel, obtained by the step of manufacturing the scintillator panel, to correspond to the area of the planar light receiving element surface; and a step of coupling the edge-trimmed scintillator panel to the planar light receiving element surface, thus providing a flat panel detector which has an excellent productivity and that can be made small in size without non-image area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiko Shoji, Keiko Itaya, Masashi Kondo, Makoto Iijima
  • Patent number: 8973237
    Abstract: A method of joining two portions of an underwater pipeline laid on the bed of a body of water to conduct fluid and/or gas, the method including: joining a telescopic sleeve, having a first coupling head, to a first end of a first pipeline portion above the body of water; laying the first end, the telescopic sleeve, and the first coupling head on the bed of the body of water; joining a second coupling head to a second end of a second pipeline portion above the body of water; laying the second end and the second coupling head on the bed of the body of water, close to the first coupling head; roughly aligning the first and second coupling head in the body of water; and clamping the first and second coupling head to each other in the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Saipem S.p.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Fontolan
  • Publication number: 20150061333
    Abstract: A furniture piece is provided. The furniture piece includes a back assembly having a plurality of horizontal supports and a plurality of vertical supports coupled to the plurality of horizontal support. The plurality of vertical supports includes a first indicia shape. An arm assembly is coupled to the plurality of horizontal supports and includes a plurality of arm supports, wherein the plurality of arm supports includes a second indicia shape. The furniture piece includes a leg assembly coupled to the plurality of vertical supports and to the plurality of arm supports. The leg assembly includes a plurality of leg supports, wherein the plurality of leg supports includes a third indicia shape. A seat assembly is coupled to the plurality of vertical supports and the plurality of leg supports. The first indicia shape, the second indicia shape and the third indicia shape include at least one of a profile, silhouette, pattern and scheme of a firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Hoedebecke
  • Publication number: 20150064546
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electric storage apparatus includes an electric storage device; an insulating member arranged in alignment with the electric storage device; and a sandwiching member made of metal configured to sandwich the insulating member with the electric storage device, wherein one of the insulating member and the sandwiching member includes a recess having an opening on a first surface and having a recess-side large-diameter portion, on the bottom side, with an inner circumference larger than the opening, and the other of the insulating member and the sandwiching member includes a projection-side large-diameter portion, on the distal end side, with an outer circumference larger than the opening, the projection-side large-diameter portion being arranged inside the recess-side large-diameter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Murakami, Shinsuke Yoshitake, Yuta Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Honda
  • Publication number: 20150064545
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electric storage apparatus includes an electric storage device, an abutment arranged in alignment with the electric storage device, wherein the abutment includes at least three members stacked together, each of the members has a positioning part having a first surface forming a recess and a back surface of the first surface forming a projection, the positioning parts of the members are arranged at positions corresponding to one another, and adjacent members are relatively positioned by inserting a positioning part of one of the adjacent members into a positioning part of the other of the adjacent members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Murakami, Shinsuke Yoshitake, Hiroaki Kakimura
  • Publication number: 20150047177
    Abstract: In one embodiment the present invention includes a solar panel clamp system for mounting solar panels on ground-level and raised purlins. Such systems include left-handed and right-hand clamps that can be attached to opposite sides of solar panel assemblies that include mounting frames. Left-handed clamps can attach to the mounting frame of a solar panel and include surfaces that can rest on the top surfaces of purlins and include a lip or shelf surface onto which the right-handed clamps of a mounting frame of a neighboring solar panel can rest to increase the speed and safety of installing solar panels on raised purlins. Through holes in the left-handed and right-handed clamps can then be used as guide holes for drilling into the purlins. The majority of, if not all of, the solar panel installation using the clamps of the present invention can be completed from underneath the raised purlins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mike Jolley
  • Publication number: 20150040371
    Abstract: A pressurized-gas storage assembly has a liner defining a gas storage chamber and an end portion with a planar surface, with an access opening on the planar surface that is in fluid communication with the gas storage chamber. A raised circular ring extends from the planar surface and surrounds the access opening. The assembly also includes a polar boss having a longitudinally extending part that has a top surface with a recessed opening, and a planar bottom surface, with a channel extending through the polar boss to serve as a passageway through the polar boss. A circular groove is provided on the bottom flat surface of the polar boss, with the raised ring received inside the circular groove. An outer shell is provided around the entirety of the liner, with the outer shell having an edge-defining aperture that receives the polar boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Warner, Mark Leavitt
  • Patent number: 8950064
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which has a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independence mounting mode or an alternation mounting mode, when device type changing operation is performed with change of the type of boards which are the mounted objects, if a tape feeder float detecting sensor (17) that is provided in proximity of an opening (19) through which a part of the body or the foreign object enters in the component supplying part is, detects a part of the body such as a finger (26) of the operator or the foreign object, operation of the component mounting mechanism which belong to the mounting lane opposite to the mounting lane to which the component supplying part, in which the optical sensor is provided, belongs is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8943666
    Abstract: The method comprises the manufacture of a front section (2) and an rear section (3) with an assembly structure integrated into the rear section and the subsequent assembly of the two sections. The manufacture of the front section (2) comprises the manufacture of a main portion (9) of the front section separated from a coupling portion (10) of the front section. The assembly of the two sections comprises the assembly of the main portion (9) with the group comprising of the rear section assembly (3) and the coupling portion (10) of front section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: Enrique Vera Villares, Maria Aranzazu Garcia Patino
  • Publication number: 20150031122
    Abstract: A rotating drum that is made from a plurality of panels that are connected to form sub-cylinders that, in turn, are connected to form a drum cylinder. Drum heads are connected at both ends of the drum cylinders. The drum may be rotated using rotational means. In one preferred embodiment the rotational means is a tangential rotational drive system that engages drive tires that are positioned between sub-cylinders. A method for fabricating rotating drums. A business method of mass production of and/or distribution of rotating drums.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Rick Claypool
  • Patent number: 8939314
    Abstract: A vehicle pressure vessel and manufacturing method which uses a vessel main part, an arched base, an arched cover, and one or more cross-webs connecting opposite walls of the vessel main part. The vessel main part is open at its top and bottom over which the cover and base respectively fit to close the vessel main part in a pressure-tight manner. A groove is embossed in the cross-webs where they connect to the opposite walls of the vessel main part. The cover and base each have an attachment rim that fits into the grooves when the cover and base are connected to the vessel main part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Progress-Werk-Oberkirch AG
    Inventors: Dirk Stahlberger, Gerhard Mayer, Hubert Leible
  • Patent number: 8935844
    Abstract: A system for securing at least one cable in a conduit having first and second ends, the at least one cable being housed in the conduit and extending therethrough. The system includes a first inhibiting device disposed at the conduit proximate the first end and a second inhibiting device disposed at the conduit proximate the second end. Each of the inhibiting devices includes a stopper having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway formed therethrough for receiving the at least one cable. First and second thickening devices are respectively disposed adjacent each stopper. Each thickening device is operable to secure to the at least one cable. The first and second thickening devices cooperate with a respective one of the stoppers to deter removal of the at least one cable from the conduit when the thickening devices are secured to the at least one cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Edwin Ramgattie
  • Patent number: 8931170
    Abstract: A split fuel control module for a gas turbine engine and method of installation. The split fuel control module includes a first frame unit, a second frame unit, a segmented fuel path, and a distributed fuel controller. The first frame unit and the second frame unit are joined together at a frame unit interface. The segmented fuel path includes an upstream fuel interface fixed to the first frame unit and a downstream fuel interface fixed to the second frame unit and detachably coupled to the upstream fuel interface at the frame unit interface. A first portion of the distributed fuel controller is fixed to the first frame unit, and a second portion of the distributed fuel controller is fixed to the second frame unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Matthew Stratton, Gregory Lee Landrum
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8925190
    Abstract: It is intended to provide an electronic component mounting device and an operation performing method for mounting electronic components so that both the operation quality and the productivity can be improved. In operation performing procedures, when an electronic component belongs to the first division, an operating head is made to move up and down based on an approximate operation position height derived from an approximate curved surface of the top surface of a board which is calculated by using the height measurement result obtained by measuring a plurality of height measuring points on the surface of the board, and when the electronic component belongs to the second division, the operating head is made to move up and down based on an individual operation position height obtained by individually measuring the board height at the operation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Endo, Hiroshi Ogata, Tomohiro Kimura, Takaaki Yokoi
  • Patent number: 8918980
    Abstract: A beverage bottle handling machine construction method for constructing a beverage bottle handling machine, such as a beverage bottle cleaning machine, a beverage bottle pasteurization machine, and a beverage bottle shrink wrap machine in a beverage bottling plant. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Jendrichowski, Ulrich Wiedemann
  • Publication number: 20140375103
    Abstract: A seat box assembly and method of fabricating utilizing a drop-in webbing assembly secured into a main box and back frame assembly. The webbing assembly has a rectangular frame with elongate members and shorter members and a central girder with a cutout extending between mid-portions of the elongate members. The central girder attachable to the seat box and a central vertical frame member of the back frame assembly. The elongate members having stub portions that fit into slots in the main seat box. A method of repair includes replacing a damaged drop-in assembly with a different drop-in assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Jon Lejcher, Timothy A. Brandtner, Aaron Boe
  • Publication number: 20140369902
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an assembled stack of fluidic modules comprising at least first and second fluidic modules assembled in a stacked configuration. The first fluidic module has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a first fluidic passage extending therethrough from a first passage entrance to a first passage exit with the first passage exit located on the second major planar surface of the first fluidic module. The second fluidic module also has first and second major planar surfaces and encloses a second fluidic passage extending therethrough from a second passage entrance to a second passage exit, with the second passage entrance located on the first major planar surface of the second fluidic module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Sylvain Maxime F. Gremetz, Olivier Lobet, Ronan Tanguy
  • Publication number: 20140362145
    Abstract: In one example, an ink supply assembly that may be installed into a printer as a single unit while holding ink includes A first sub-assembly having a primary container to hold ink and a secondary container enclosing the primary container and configured to fit inside the printer. The assembly also includes a a second sub-assembly having an ink supply to receive ink from the primary container through a conduit and to deliver ink to a printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Anthony D. Studer, Paul Mark Haines, Bruce A. McFadden
  • Patent number: 8909319
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for radially compressing bodily tissue and performing medical procedures from a selected one of a plurality of circumferential positions and angles, a selected one of a plurality of different elevations and elevational angles. Some embodiments include a tissue-compression fixture having members that are configured to be moved to radially compress bodily tissue such that each of a plurality of areas of biological tissue are exposed between the plurality of members, and wherein the fixture is compatible with use in an MRI machine in operation; an actuator having a receiver for a medical-procedure probe; and a computer system operatively coupled to the actuator to move the probe. The computer receives user commands, and based on the commands, moves the actuator to a selected one of a plurality of different positions around the tissue-compression fixture and then extends the probe into the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MRI Robotics LLC
    Inventors: Blake Timothy Larson, Arthur Guy Erdman
  • Publication number: 20140345879
    Abstract: An elevator to manipulate a tubular segment includes an elevator body with a bore formed therethrough having an axis therein, the elevator body including a plurality of openings extending from an outer surface of the elevator body to the bore of the elevator body, and a base member coupled to a bottom surface of the elevator body, the base member having a guide portion that directs the tubular segment into the bore of the elevator body. The elevator also includes a plurality of slip assemblies disposed inside the plurality of openings and coupled to the elevator body, each of the plurality of slip assemblies including an actuator body coupled to the elevator body, a slip, the slip including an engagement surface disposed orthogonal to the axis of the bore of the elevator body that engages the tubular segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jeremy Richard Angelle, John Erick Stelly, Tyler J. Hollier, Logan Essex Smith
  • Patent number: 8881923
    Abstract: A container and a lid are connected together in a sealing arrangement. Opposed sides of the lid and container are connected together by side catches. Opposed ends of the container are connected together by end catches different from the side catches. Use of either of the catches effects the seal around the periphery of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Christopher Higginson
  • Patent number: 8881384
    Abstract: When performing the device type changing operation with the change of the board type to undergo mounting, the component mounting device, which has a first mounting lane and a second mounting lane and which is structured so as to be able to select either an independent mounting mode or an alternate mounting mode, moves a mounting head of the mounting lane to and thereafter positions and fixes to a previously-set predetermined withdraw position [P] where entry of a portion of a body of an operator by way of an opening (19) formed in a protective cover (18a) can be prevented and where safety of the operator is not impaired even if a mounting head of a mounting lane on the other side has undergone collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8881383
    Abstract: In a component mounting device (1) which includes a first mounting lane (L1) and a second mounting lane (L2) and for which an independence mounting mode and an alternation mounting mode are selectable, a first limited movable area (R1A) and a first limited movable area (R1B) in which the movements in the horizontal direction of a first mounting head (13A) and a second mounting head (13B) of the mounting lanes are permitted in the independence mounting mode, are set as areas different from second limited movable areas in the alternation mounting mode, to prevent the mounting head of the mounting lane which is continuously operating from entering into the area of the mounting lanes for which the device type changing operation is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kitagawa, Shuzo Yagi, Takeyuki Kawase
  • Patent number: 8881872
    Abstract: In a method in the use of a construction-time elevator, at least two lifts are performed. In each of the lifts, the supporting platform is lifted higher in the elevator hoistway with the hoisting device supported by the support structure so as to extend the operating range of the elevator car to reach higher in the elevator hoistway. A second support structure and a second hoisting device, which are above the support structure, are used between the lifts of the supporting platform, for moving the working platform in the elevator hoistway under construction between the second support structure and the support structure, and for lifting the support structure upwards in the elevator hoistway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Jussi Perälä, Matti Eskelinen, Zhizhong Yan
  • Patent number: 8886287
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for designing and fabricating a pantomesh. The pantomesh includes a plurality of pantomesh elements each including a pairs of links connected to one another by a revolute joint at points between their ends. Each of a plurality of the pantomesh elements is connected using spherical joints to a plurality of neighboring pantomesh elements, wherein a first line that extends along one side of a first pantomesh element forms a first variable angle with a second line that extends along an opposite side of the first pantomesh element. In some embodiments, at least some of the pantomesh elements of the pantomesh are not isosceles trapezoidal elements. In some embodiments, the pantomesh is used to compress breast tissue during an MRI procedure. In some embodiments, the pantomesh is connected to one or more actuators that facilitate remote control of the amount of compression provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: MRI Robotics LLC
    Inventors: Blake Timothy Larson, Arthur Guy Erdman