Assembling A Subassembly, Then Assembling With A Second Subassembly Patents (Class 29/469)
  • Patent number: 11913239
    Abstract: Implementations of rebar jigs may include: a ring including a first member and a second member. The first member may be configured to couple to the second member through a second connector. The rebar jig may also include a stand including a first leg, a second leg, and a support bar. The support bar may be positioned between the first leg and the second leg. The ring may be configured to receive three or more rebar thereon through at least three pegs coupled to a perimeter of the ring. The stand may couple with the ring through two or more couplers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Gary Werlinger
  • Patent number: 11870128
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are described herein for compactable antennas. Exemplary compactable antennas include a support structure and a reflector surface. The support structure may directly or indirectly define the reflector shape. Exemplary embodiments comprise deployable support structures to permit the compactable antenna to have a smaller volume stowed configuration and a larger volume deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: L'Garde, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Libornio Palisoc, Linden Bolisay
  • Patent number: 11851897
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various systems, sub-system, and methods for the manufacture of a wall module for using in building a modular construction unit, e.g., for using in building residential homes, commercial offices, educational or service facilities, etc. using a substantially entirely automated modular construction technique. According to the disclosure herein, the resulting wall module includes an internal wall frame including wall studs attached between a top plate and a bottom plate, with, in some embodiment, one or more framing sub-assemblies attached therein to define openings through the wall module. The wall frame has suitable panel members the respective surfaces thereof corresponding to the interior and exterior surfaces of the modular construction unit. The wall frames, when completely assembled, can be transported to be assembled with other constituent components of the modular construction unit to complete the manufacture of the modular construction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Buildz, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Bellissimo, Jason Daryl Hunsinger, Stanley Clark Beard, Jr., Harrison Grant Meadows
  • Patent number: 11851214
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus are proposed to assist in assembling the frame, attaching the skin, and performing other tasks in manufacturing an airship and constructing other structures that are otherwise challenging, inefficient, or unsuitable for humans to perform, and/or that traditionally require significant investments in capital intensive manufacturing facilities. Several embodiments are proposed in which these and other recurring manufacturing tasks can be performed safely and efficiently with the assistance of autonomous, semi-autonomous, and/or human-directed robots, acting independently and in robot swarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: H2 Clipper, Inc.
    Inventors: Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Robert H. Shelton, Michael R. Everman
  • Patent number: 11832040
    Abstract: Speaker mounting systems configured to assembly a line array coupled to a support are provided. The mounting systems generally include an engagement system having a hanger assembly with a boom arm including upper connection points. In a first speaker, the upper connection points can be operably coupled to the support. The line array can include a second speaker having an engagement system including a hanger assembly having a boom arm with upper connection points operably coupled to the lower connection points of the first speaker. The boom arm of the second speaker can be pivotably coupled to the second speaker such that the boom arm is adjustable between at least a first position, corresponding to a first splay angle between front faces of the first and second speakers, and a second position, corresponding to a second splay angle between the front faces of the first and second speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: QSC, LLC
    Inventors: Bernie Hawkins, Doug Teulie, Terry Amundson, Tim Gossard, Jacques Spillmann
  • Patent number: 11809120
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion and a post-processing portion, a first frame, a second frame and a connection member. The first frame includes a first section for supporting a photosensitive member and a second section bent from a bottom end of the first section. The second frame, to which an electronic circuit board is attached, supported by the second section of the first frame without being fixed to the first section of the first frame. The connection member is connected with the second frame and a third frame which is a frame of the post-processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ko Katahira
  • Patent number: 11801901
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a body and doors protection assembly for a vehicle, a hood assembly comprising such a body and doors protection assembly, a vehicle comprising such a hood assembly and a manufacturing method for such a body and doors protection assembly. The body and doors protection assembly comprises a first protecting member, a second protecting member and a sliding member. The first protecting member is attachable on an inner surface of a vehicle hood at a rear edge of the vehicle hood. The second protecting member is attachable in a front side portion of a vehicle body facing the rear edge of the vehicle hood in a closed position of the vehicle hood. The sliding member is at least partially enclosed in the second protecting member and configured to contact the first protecting member in the closed position of the vehicle hood. The sliding member is movable in a lateral direction relative to the vehicle hood in the closed position of the vehicle hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Sreten Tabakovic, Pawel Kwasniak, Piotr Dolega
  • Patent number: 11780359
    Abstract: A cylindrical cargo container is formed of longitudinal, extruded arcuate panels joined pairwise at abutting edges to form a cylindrical tube. The container is mountable on a separate wheeled chassis to form a semi-trailer or railcar, or a chassis integral with a truck. The container may be substantially smooth on inner and outer surfaces, to provide optimal aerodynamics and freedom of motion of cargo within the container. The panels may have inner and outer skins bridged by multiple webs. Such structure may provide protection from punctures to the outer or inner skins. The container is useful to transport waste including municipal or industrial waste, and may be part of a tipper trailer. The container, trailer, truck, or railcar may be used with a compactor for compacting the waste within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Kloepfer, James Bult
  • Patent number: 11778722
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to an autonomous vehicle computing device for an autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle computing device includes a printed circuit board, a heat sink, and a thermal interface material layer between the printed circuit board and the heat sink. The autonomous vehicle computing device further includes a barrier layer between the thermal interface material layer and the printed circuit board. The thermal interface material layer can be formed of a two-part thermal interface material that cures in place. The barrier layer between the thermal interface material layer and the printed circuit board enables separation of the printed circuit board from the thermal interface material layer if reworking or modification of the autonomous vehicle computing device is desired. The barrier layer can enable the printed circuit board to be separated from the thermal interface material layer in a manner that mitigates damage to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Reza Azizian, Jameson Tai, Brian Schlotterbeck, Yung Chang Ko, Srinivasa Rao Damaraju, Zoran Stefanoski
  • Patent number: 11731065
    Abstract: A liquid filter in the form of a filter element or a filter cartridge provides torsion locking relative to a filter head when the housing of such filter is threaded onto a filter head. Many embodiments employ a filter that includes a nipple portion at a top end with the torsion lock detent provided outboard of the nipple portion or integrated into the nipple portion. Many embodiments employ a simplified shoulder transition region at the top end of a torsion locked filter element. Valve actuation and/or filter differentiation is used in some embodiments. Different torsion locking arrangements, deformable thread profiles and other liquid filter features are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Ralle Rookey, Justin R. Pribanic, Jonathan D. Moore, Kevin B. Downs, Wayne J. Dubé, Steven J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 11720725
    Abstract: A digital-twin modeling method for an automated testing pipeline for circuit breakers involves acquiring a three-dimensional digitalized model of each mechanical installation in the testing pipeline; modeling hierarchy according to an actual production process and motion states; performing mesh optimization on the resulting model; designing movements of each said mechanical installation, so as to obtain mechanical movement tracks of the models; combining actual movement logic and cooperative relationship among the movements to edit the mechanical movement tracks of the models; and introducing motion control, so as to conduct motion simulation in a digital-twin scene, thereby implementing virtual movements synchronous with movements of the actual testing pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Liang Shu, Dingfang Chen, Yanfang Yang, Guichu Wu, Ziran Wu, Wei Chen, Miao Yang, Jie Zhang, Xu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11713081
    Abstract: A vehicle body includes a pair of side truss members extending in a longitudinal direction of a vehicle, a plurality of cross truss members connecting the pair of side truss members to each other in a width direction of the vehicle, a plurality of cross floor truss members coupled to upper ends of the pair of side truss members, extending in a transverse direction of the side truss members, and spaced apart from each other in an anteroposterior direction, and a plurality of side connection truss members extending in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and connecting ends of the cross floor truss members to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Seok Ju Gim, Tae Gyu Park, Ho Yeon Kim, Sun Hyung Cho, Chul Hee Heo, Ji Ae Yong
  • Patent number: 11691489
    Abstract: A door structure of a vehicle includes: an outer panel (4); an inner member (5, 11A) arranged on an inner side of the outer panel in a vehicle width direction; a rigid member (9) arranged between the inner member (5, 11A) and the outer panel (4); and a vibration suppression member (22) arranged between the outer panel (4) and the rigid member (9). The outer panel (4) includes a hem section (10f, 10r, 10u) disposed on a periphery thereof and connected to the inner member (5, 11A) by swaging. The vibration suppression member (22) includes a damping material (22A to 22C) located adjacent to the hem section (10f, 10r, 10u) and being in contact with the outer panel (4) and the rigid member (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuya Kumamoto, Tomokazu Kitagawa, Takashi Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 11623817
    Abstract: A floating roof leveling and protection apparatus comprising a plurality of isolators having bases being formed of a protective material to prevent an internal metallic internal roof support leg from directly contacting a tank bottom, a body extending axially and centered therefrom, a tapered end for insertion into the roof support leg, a fluid passage, an engagement means engaging the inner perimeter of the roof support leg, and a drain and isolator spacers, whereby a user may place an isolator spacer on the isolator and insert isolators into the roof support legs of a floating roof system to adjust the height of the roof support legs to level the floating roof thereby reducing the stress placed on the floating roof as the fluid level lowers, thus preventing damage to the bottom of a tank when the fluid level is decreased and the roof support legs contact the tank's bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: James H. Loveall
  • Patent number: 11621448
    Abstract: A battery assembly may include a tray, a battery pack received within the tray, a cover positioned over the battery pack and a mounting assembly connected to the tray and including at least one bushing configured to establish an interface with a vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Eric Emil Jackson, Charlie Qian, Stephen Pien, Jim William Dunham, Paul Elia, Chris P. Roxin, Jagjit Romana, Tim Alan Mouch
  • Patent number: 11597448
    Abstract: An embodiment vehicle body includes a first member extending in a shape having an internal space, the first member having an open side, and a second member coupled to the first member, the second member having an end with a closed surface, wherein the end with the closed surface is received in the internal space of the first member through the open side of the first member, and the closed surface and at least one side wall of the second member are in surface contact with the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Ji Ae Yong, Seok Ju Gim, Ho Yeon Kim, Chul Hee Heo, Tae Gyu Park
  • Patent number: 11584620
    Abstract: The lightweight elevator interior includes wall panels and a ceiling structure. In the preferred embodiment there is a layered effect created by a first applied layer of trim, partially covered by a second layer of wall panels. The thickness of the wall panels results in a front layer of laminate, and a rear layer of metal trim. The result fully hides the cab interior while maintaining the low profile of the lightweight elevator interior. The trim is preferably constructed from a reflective material, such as stainless steel. Because the trim bridges/crosses the corners of the cab interior, it is laser stitch cut, the trim shipped flat, and then bent to fit on-site. The wall panels are preferably constructed from a lightweight structural plastic panel. On one side is a decorative laminate, on the other side is a double-sided adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Lance
  • Patent number: 11546998
    Abstract: A bonding structure includes a first layer of first alloy component disposed on a substrate and a first layer of a second alloy component disposed on the first alloy component. The second alloy component has a lower melting temperature than the first alloy component. A second layer of the first alloy component is disposed on the first layer of the second alloy component and a second layer of the second alloy component is disposed on the second layer of the first alloy component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Bradley Paul Barber
  • Patent number: 11535423
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a storage box, including a bottom, a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall and a fourth side wall. The first side wall, the second side wall, the third side wall and the fourth side wall sequentially surround the bottom. The first side wall is parallel to the third side wall, the second side wall is parallel to the fourth side wall, the first side wall is perpendicular to the second side wall, a first notch is disposed on the first side wall, a second notch is disposed on the second side wall, a width of the first notch is larger than or equal to a thickness of the second side wall, a width of the second notch is larger than or equal to a thickness of the first side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Lijun Li
  • Patent number: 11519456
    Abstract: A joint structure is used in connecting a first region and a second region of a robot. The joint structure includes a first member provided in the first region, a second member provided in the second region and having an engagement face that engages with the first member, and a coupling mechanism that causes a coupling force of the first member and the second member to be utilized to the full so that an engaged state of the first member and the second member is maintained. The coupling mechanism breaks the engaged state when a relative displacement of the first member and the second member from the engaged state exceeds a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: GROOVE X, INC.
    Inventors: Kaname Hayashi, Takamitsu Ikoma, Minoru Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11506328
    Abstract: The invention relates to pipelines and equipment useful in nuclear power plants, heat power engineering, manufacturing engineering, petrochemistry, water supply, chemical and aerospace industries, and other fields. The invention relates to a pipe heat insulation casing consisted of metal elements and assembly method ensuring reliable electrical insulation of all elements. The connection of the metal elements is with lapping, the elements are with openings in the lapping area where the electrically-insulating spacers are set made of resilient, elastic-plastic, plastic, fully viscous or partially solidified material ensuring electrical insulation between the adjacent elements. The electrically-insulating spacers are applied to the lapping areas of the metal elements to fill the openings of the lapping areas thus arranging reliable pin connections between the spacer and adjacent casing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Boris Alekseevich Postnikov, Evgenij Borisovich Mishin, Zinaida Semenovna Kazachkova, Dmitrij Alekseevich Vorobev, Elena Aleksandrovna Nikitina
  • Patent number: 11499603
    Abstract: A torque limiter, fixed to a flywheel including an annular portion to which knock pins each including a trunk portion are fixed, is disclosed. The torque limiter includes a first plate, a second plate axially opposed to the first plate, a friction disc disposed between the first and second plates, a pressing member, and a third plate. The pressing member presses the second plate onto the friction disc. The third plate holds the pressing member together with the second plate therebetween. The third plate includes knock pin through holes such that the knock pin are fitted therein. The third plate is attached at an attachment surface thereof to the flywheel. A length between a surface of the pressing member, facing an interior of an accommodation portion of the flywheel, and the attachment surface of the third plate is shorter than a length of the trunk portion of each knock pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uehara, Yoshiyuki Hagihara, Masahiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 11498445
    Abstract: A system and method for energy distribution with decoupled by time and space domains that integrates energy storage capabilities that feature co-products utilization at the point of energy storage charging, byproduct utilization at the point of energy production, and time and space decoupling of vehicle shuttling energy storage media discharge to accelerate return on investment, reduce system energy consumption, and maximize utilization of existing energy infrastructure. Additionally, the system executes the energy transactions by controlling and integrating distributed energy producers and consumers with minimal grid dependence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Gurin
  • Patent number: 11471601
    Abstract: According to the invention, an auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) comprises of a substantially cylindrical housing arranged to contain a pre-filled syringe filled with the medicament (M), a needle shroud slibably arranged with respect to the housing and adapted to rest on the skin of a patient receiving an injection, a releasable drive means arranged within the housing that is capable of, upon release, translating the needle shroud in a proximal direction (P) towards a safe position (PS) and a rotating collar rotatably arranged within the housing. The needle shroud in the safe position (PS) surrounds the injection needle after the injection has been carried out. The rotating collar engages the needle shroud in a manner that forces the rotating collar to rotate within the housing when the needle shroud is translated in the proximal direction (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11415932
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a housing, a cartridge including a photosensitive drum and a drum cover, a drawer, a first guide, and a contacting portion, is provided. The drum cover is movable with respect to the photosensitive drum between a first position, in which the drum cover covers a part of the photosensitive drum, and a second position, in which the part of the photosensitive drum is exposed. The drawer is movable with the cartridge mounted thereon between an inner position and an outer position. The first guide is configured to guide the cartridge when the drawer with the cartridge mounted thereon moves from the outer position to the inner position. The contacting portion is configured to contact the drum cover and move the drum cover from the first position to the second position in a state where the cartridge is being guided by the first guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Shougo Sato, Kazuna Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11370493
    Abstract: A vehicle body roof includes: a plurality of assembly rails spaced apart from each other in the lateral direction of the vehicle and extending in a forward-backward direction; a first roof rail disposed between the assembly rails; the first roof rail extending in the lateral direction toward the assembly rails and detachably mounted to the assembly rails; and a second roof rail extending in a predetermined shape according to a type of vehicle body and detachably mounted at an end portion thereof to an end portion of each of the assembly rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Do Hoi Kim
  • Patent number: 11374474
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a core product includes injecting molten resin into a resin injection portion provided in a core body so as to extend in a longitudinal direction of the core body, and forming a core product by welding the core body. A buffer region is set between the resin injection portion and a periphery of the core body in a lateral direction of the core body. The core product is formed by welding the core body so that a weld bead formed on the core body is prohibited from reaching the buffer region, and so that the weld bead is spaced apart from the resin injection portion in the lateral direction of the core body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Katsuki, Takashi Fukumoto, Yasutaka Oba, Go Kato
  • Patent number: 11365675
    Abstract: In general, techniques of this disclosure are directed to a modular generator set system. A generator set system may comprise a primary module, which may include an engine, a generator coupled to the engine, a primary frame configured to support the engine and the generator, and a first guiding element. The generator set system may also include a secondary module, a secondary frame, and a second guiding element that is reciprocal to the first guiding element such that, during installation of the secondary module, the second guiding element is configured to interface with the first guiding element to align the secondary module for purposes of automatically electrically or fluidically coupling the primary module to the secondary module upon assembling the primary frame and the secondary frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Onsite Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua John Siebert, James Dale Carsten, Conrad Lewis Dieken, Daniel Steven Hoechst, Kai Michael Vorholz
  • Patent number: 11236951
    Abstract: A heat exchanger includes a conduit configured to flow a refrigerant therethrough and a fin coupled to the conduit. The fin has a slot formed therethrough, in which the slot has a first portion and a second portion continuous with the first portion and disposed at an angle relative to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Rong Yu
  • Patent number: 11142404
    Abstract: A longitudinally and radially formable wing tip lagging that can be formed to match non-linear wing tip profiles. The longitudinally and radially formable wing tip lagging serves as a wear surface that can be replaced as it is worn rather than wearing down the ferrous or non-ferrous wing tips permanently affixed to the outermost positions of the wing pulley. The wing tip lagging includes a backing plate and a sacrificial stratum. The backing plate is the primary structural component and it includes a plurality of bending features that facilitate both longitudinal and radial forming of the wing tip lagging. The bending features may include a plurality of notches or slots formed along the backing plate. For example, the notches may be arranged in a regular repeating pattern along the length of the backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Punching Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas L. Kowalski
  • Patent number: 11136079
    Abstract: A method of assembling a vehicle including a vehicle frame includes assembling a center body of the vehicle by coupling a plurality of center body components to the vehicle frame, and, subsequent to assembling the center body, assembling at least one of a front body and a rear body of the vehicle, wherein assembling the front body of the vehicle comprises coupling a plurality of front body components to the vehicle frame, and wherein assembling the rear body of the vehicle comprises coupling a plurality of rear body components to the vehicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Clement D'Souza, Jerry Herring, Sandip Suvedi, Emily Burton, Benjamin Fulton, Jeffrey Britton, Nahshon Harrell
  • Patent number: 11108299
    Abstract: A fixture for fixing, to a motor case, a holding jig configured to hold a plurality of power lines connected to respective stator coils so as to restrict a relative movement between the plurality of power lines includes: a fastening hole through which a bolt for fastening the fixture to a motor case is inserted; and a mounting portion on which the holding jig holding the power lines is mountable. The mounting portion includes: an accommodation space in which to accommodate the holding jig; and holding pawls for sandwiching the holding jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Yousuke Kurono, Yasuhiro Makido
  • Patent number: 10967439
    Abstract: An electrical tool including: a cutter bit assembly, a driving mechanism for providing a power to the cutter bit assembly, and a flexible transmission mechanism, which is connected at one end thereof to the driving mechanism and connected at the other end thereof to the cutter bit assembly; the flexible transmission mechanism is twistable and bendable, and is configured to transmit the power provided by the driving mechanism to the cutter bit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Zisong Jiang, Jinyin Zuo, Xiaowei Xu, Huizhen Du, Duo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10648504
    Abstract: A pressure indicator assembly disposed in a bearing has a first pressure relief valve and a first piston disposed in a first passage formed in a first component of the bearing and a first proximity switch disposed an initial distance away from the first piston. A first preset pressure value is set on the first pressure relief valve to indicate when pressure within the bearing is greater than or equal to the first preset pressure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Bastiaan Liezenberg, Ronal MacInnes
  • 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
    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
    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