Joined To Rod Patents (Class 29/517)
  • Patent number: 10615558
    Abstract: A cable compression die assembly is used in connection with a compression tool for compressing a stranded cable prior to crimping. The cable compression die assembly includes a pair of cable compression die heads for receiving a stranded cable and a cable connector therebetween. The pair of cable compression die heads defines a hexagonal shaped opening therebetween and is adapted to substantially close the hexagonal shaped opening as the die heads move towards one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Allen L. Malloy, Paul J. Bartholomew, James M. Baker
  • Patent number: 10583705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a twist-axle that includes a cross-beam member and two trailing arms, each trailing arm rigidly secured to the cross-beam member in one of two connection regions of the cross-beam member or formed integrally with and extending from one of the two connection regions. The cross-beam member is formed from a tubular blank and has a torsionally elastic central portion and two torsionally stiff connection regions. The cross-beam member has a wall thickness that varies longitudinally along the length of the cross-beam member from the torsionally elastic central portion to each of the torsionally stiff connection regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ARCELORMITTAL TUBULAR PRODUCTS CANADA G.P.
    Inventor: Stefano Lepre
  • Patent number: 10584693
    Abstract: The connecting rod includes a first portion of the connecting rod to be mounted on the eccentric pin of a crankshaft of the compressor and a second portion of the connecting rod to be articulated in a reciprocating piston within a cylinder. One of the first and second portions of the connecting rod includes a tubular stem portion that receives, telescopically and loosely, and retains, by radial inward deformation, a portion of the engagement stem of the other portion of the connecting rod, said stem portions being held together, in an axial and rotational alignment condition, before being attached by a fixation mean in a relative axial positioning, which results in a portion of the compression chamber and a respective portion of dead volume in the condition of upper dead point of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: João Victor Lindroth, Adilson Luiz Manke, Moises Alves de Oliveira, Osimar Aparecido de Oliveira, Gerson de Araújo
  • Patent number: 10436231
    Abstract: A cable gripping apparatus comprising a plurality of jaw members, each jaw member being tapered on an outer surface thereof from a larger first end to a smaller second end, said plurality of jaw members being configured to receive and grip a cable therebetween. A cylindrical collar having external threads and a tapered internal bore is receivable of the tapered jaw members in the tapered internal bore. A cylindrical turnbuckle body having a threaded bore is receivable of the threaded cylindrical collar entirely within the turnbuckle bore. The cylindrical collar, plurality of jaw members, and cable gripped therewithin define collectively a collar sub-assembly receivable within the turnbuckle bore. When the turnbuckle body is rotated, the collar sub-assembly is moved axially within the threaded bore of the turnbuckle body, thus changing the tension in the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Keuka Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. White, Jason Daniel White
  • Patent number: 10374343
    Abstract: An electrical connection element for the electrical contacting of an electrically conductive structure on a substrate is described. The electrical connection element has at least two solid subelements made from different materials, the first subelement being adapted for soldering to the electrically conductive structure, and the second subelement being adapted for connection to an electrical connection cable. The first subelement and the second subelement are connected to one another by way of at least one rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE, FEW FAHRZEUGELEKTRIK WERK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Mitja Rateiczak, Bernhard Reul, Bjoern Schneider
  • Patent number: 10355375
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped electrical wire includes a water-blocking material disposed between an inner side surface of an electrical wire connecting portion and a core wire to cover a distal end of the core wire, and the electrical wire connecting portion includes a bottom portion, a first crimping piece wrapped around the electrical wire, a second crimping piece wrapped around an outer side of the first crimping piece, and a plate-shaped protruding piece protruding from a side surface of the first crimping piece or the second crimping piece in an axial direction of the electrical wire, and the protruding piece is bent from a proximal end portion such that the protruding piece is closer to the distal end of the core wire toward a distal end side from a proximal end side of the protruding piece, and blocks at least a part of an opening of the electrical wire connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Iwata, Junya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10292256
    Abstract: A pane having an electrical connection element, the pane having: a substrate; an electrically conductive structure in a region of the substrate; and a connection element in a region of the electrically conductive structure, the connection element containing at least a chromium-containing steel. The connection element has a region which is crimped about a connecting cable and a soldering region connected-to the electrically conductive structure by means of a lead-free solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Bernhard Reul, Mitja Rateiczak, Lothar Lesmeister
  • Patent number: 10174780
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention operate to structurally interrelate two components using inserts made from metallic glass-based materials. In one embodiment, a method of structurally interrelating two components includes: forming an insert from a metallic glass-based composition; where the formed insert includes a metallic glass-based material; affixing the insert to a first component; and structurally interrelating the second component to the first component using the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Samuel C. Bradford
  • Patent number: 9644659
    Abstract: A joint fastening system employs a lock bolt having a pull stem and locking threads inserted through a bore in a joint having fay sealant between layers. A collar is received over the pull stem to engage the threads, the collar producing tension on the threads to generate clamp force sufficient for fay sealant squeeze out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Woods, John A. Davies, Gregory J. Shish, Kwok Tung Chan, Eric M. Avakian, Dan Day, Omar J. Pacheo Agosto
  • Patent number: 9635758
    Abstract: A disk with at least one connecting element having a connecting bridge, including; a substrate having an electrically conductive structure on at least one partial region of the substrate, at least one electric connecting element on at least one partial region of the electrically conductive structure, a connecting bridge on at least one partial region of the connecting element and a lead-free solder mass that connects the electric connecting element in at least one partial region with the electrically conductive structure, wherein the difference of the thermal expansion coefficient of the substrate and the connecting element is less than 5×10?6/° C., wherein the connecting bridge is formed in a massive manner and contains copper and wherein the material compositions of the connecting element and the connecting bridge differ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Schmalbuch, Bernhard Reul, Mitja Rateiczak, Lothar Lesmeister
  • Patent number: 9592807
    Abstract: A brake chamber includes a rod member that makes reciprocating motion within a cylinder through a pressure of compressed air or an urging force of a spring, thereby causing a pushrod for activating a brake device of a vehicle to proceed into the brake device. The brake chamber further includes a diaphragm that deforms in response to supply of the compressed air to push the rod member, and a housing that forms an accommodation space for the diaphragm. The housing is connected to the cylinder with a first end of the cylinder being inserted in the housing. The brake chamber further includes a boot member connected to the cylinder and the rod member. The boot member includes a sealing portion to prevent entry of foreign matter into a connection portion between the housing and the cylinder by contacting an inner circumferential surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nabtesco Automotive Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Shimomura, Akinori Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9541115
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a closed rivet plug. The closed rivet plug is mainly comprised of a rivet core and a rivet housing; the rivet housing is hollow and cylindrical and has one closed end; the closed end of the cylindrical rivet housing is provided with an inward recessed arc; the rivet core consists of a rivet rod and a rivet head; the rivet core closely fits the hollow space of the cylindrical rivet housing through the rivet head; the top of the rivet head of the rivet core is provided with a pit matched with the recessed arc at the closed end of the cylindrical housing; and the rivet head of the rivet core is entirely shaped as a truncated cone. The invention has advantages of avoiding falling off and completely preventing safety hazards caused by leakage from the processed holes, together with firm and reliable plugging, simple structure, low manufacturing cost, quick and convenient plugging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HUBEI BOSHILONG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dasheng Jiang, Zhiyi Cheng, Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 9528537
    Abstract: A method of reducing the concentration of stress that occurs when joining two cylindrical component ends with a tube. Grooves are placed near the ends of the cylindrical components that alleviate the stress/strain felt by the cylindrical components when undergoing flex cycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: HLT, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Gainor, Todd J. Mortier
  • Patent number: 9339920
    Abstract: A handheld charm opener having a cheliform charm-opening body comprising an upper and lower piece, each with at least one protrusion oriented vertically but aligned horizontally and inserted into closed bracelet charm, and through manual compression of the apparatus between the thumb and forefinger, the protrusions traveling towards one another through translational vertical motion while engaging with the opening of the charm until the charm halves split apart revealing the center portion inside, the arcs of the protrusions protecting the charm from being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: Cathy Barouch, Lara Korhammer
  • Patent number: 9270072
    Abstract: A tool having a selectively positionable latch which governs access to an interior working region of the tool is described. The latch is selectively positionable between a closed position and an open position. For tools having multiple indenters for performing crimping operations, the latch can also include an indenter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Todd Westley, Robert M. Baracskai
  • Patent number: 9150073
    Abstract: The invention relates to a twist-axle that includes a cross-beam member and two trailing arms, each trailing arm rigidly secured to the cross-beam member in one of two connection regions of the cross-beam member or formed integrally with and extending from one of the two connection regions. The cross-beam member is formed from a tubular blank and has a torsionally elastic central portion and two torsionally stiff connection regions. The cross-beam member has a wall thickness that varies longitudinally along the length of the cross-beam member from the torsionally elastic central portion to each of the torsionally stiff connection regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Arcelormittal Tubular Products Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Stefano Lepre
  • Patent number: 9038260
    Abstract: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Wu
  • Patent number: 8966737
    Abstract: Method and arrangement in arranging an aluminium ferrule (2) to an eye (5) of a high strength steel wire rope (6) for fixation purposes, the ferrule (2) is pressed to securely fix said eye (5) and supposed to keep its diameter within a certain standard limit up to a minimum breaking load, dependant on the dimension of said wire rope (6). A ring (1) made from steel having an internally congruent shape but a smaller cross section than that of the ferrule (2) is arranged most close to said eye (5) before said ferrule (2) are together with the steel ring (1) is pressed in a conventional ferrule pressing tool to obtain a eye that is more stable with regard to its dimensions within said standard limit values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Talurit AB
    Inventor: Bernhard Rohland
  • Patent number: 8863370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a windscreen wiper apparatus for a motor vehicle, having a wiper motor and having at least one wiper bearing in which a wiper shaft is mounted, it being possible to drive said wiper shaft by means of the wiper motor in order to operate a wiper arm which is connected to the wiper shaft, wherein the wiper bearing has a bearing pin (4) for holding a tubular support (1), it being possible for said bearing pin to be fixed to the tubular support (1) by means of a crimp, characterized in that the bearing pin (4) has an outer contour (5) which is already formed, at least in a region of overlap with the crimp, so as to correspond to an inner contour (3) of the crimped tubular support (1), before the crimp is introduced, and also to a method for producing said windscreen wiper apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Weiler, Achim Kraus, Stefan Mai, Florian Hauser
  • Publication number: 20140298770
    Abstract: Provided is a metal filament body connecting method in which a connecting operation is easy and a metal filament body connecting device which is lightweight and has excellent portability. Provided is a metal filament body connecting method of connecting facing metal filament bodies 20. A pair of fixing members 1 fixing the facing metal filament bodies 20, and a rotating body 2 in which a cutout 2A is arranged between the pair of fixing members 1 are arranged; both end portions of a parallel portion 20A of a metal filament body formed by juxtaposing the facing metal filament bodies 20 are fixed by the pair of fixing members 1; an approximately central portion of the parallel portion 20A of the metal filament body is arranged in a cutout 2A of the rotating body 2; and then, the facing metal filament bodies 20 are twisted together by rotating the rotating body 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Kudou, Toshihiro Kami
  • Publication number: 20140223742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crimpers and shears used in the jewelry making industry. The invention includes a new and improved set of tools for crimping multiple sleeve sizes used in the making of necklaces, bracelets, and the like. One embodiment provides a single tool that is operable for crimping bead sleeves of one or more sizes. Another embodiment combines both crimping and shearing functions in a single tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Laura Gasparrini
  • Patent number: 8752268
    Abstract: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Wu
  • Patent number: 8752267
    Abstract: Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Wu
  • Patent number: 8706369
    Abstract: A closed loop shift control apparatus and method based on estimated torque in friction elements controls a torque transfer phase when shifting from a low gear configuration to a high gear configuration for an automatic transmission system. When pressure actuated friction elements are selectively engaged and released to establish torque flow paths in the transmission, estimates of torsional load exerted on the off-going friction element are used to predict the optimal off-going friction element release timing for achieving a consistent shift feel. The estimated torque is preferably calculated by using estimated torque signals generated as a function of speed measurements represented either the engine speed and turbine output speed or transmission output speed and wheel speed under dynamically changing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Diana Yanakiev, Yuji Fujii, Eric Tseng, Gregory Michael Pietron, Joseph F Kucharski
  • Patent number: 8672929
    Abstract: A probe tip for communicating and laterally directing electromagnetic radiation comprises a waveguide, a primary capsule, a compressible member and a malleable secondary capsule. The waveguide is configured to communicate electromagnetic radiation and includes a beveled surface at a distal tip for redirecting electromagnetic radiation in a lateral direction. The primary capsule is attached over the distal tip of the waveguide. The compressible member covers a portion of the primary capsule. The malleable secondary capsule is positioned over the primary capsule and the compressible member, and includes a crimp that compresses the compressible member against the primary capsule and secures the secondary capsule to the primary capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Anderson, Vincent G. Copa, Meiling Wu, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Ming Ko, Ion Ghinea
  • Patent number: 8635752
    Abstract: A stent crimping and coating apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of crimping blades positioned in a radial array and collectively forming a central crimping lumen, wherein the plurality of crimping blades radially movable to alter the diameter of the central crimping lumen. Each of the crimping blades includes a first surface configured to at least in part define the central crimping lumen. One or more of the crimping blades includes a fluid channel extending therein and a plurality of openings in fluid communication with the fluid channel. The plurality of openings are located at the first surface of the one or more crimping blades and adapted to discharge a fluid into the central crimping lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee E. J. Eidenschink, Matt Heidner
  • Publication number: 20130248092
    Abstract: A method for the joining of hollow profiles made from high-strength steel, in particular to form a motor vehicle frame, the hollow profiles being connected to one another, nonpositively and positively against being pulled out, by pinching (crimping) in a connection zone, one end of at least one of the hollow profiles having for pinching a connection zone which is soft at least during forming. This soft connection zone may be hardened during pinching if at least one of the profiles to be joined is made from hardenable steel and is brought to austenizing temperature before pinching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Horst Heribert Lanzerath, Jochen Schenk
  • Patent number: 8479383
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for interconnection with a coaxial cable with a solid outer conductor by friction welding is provided with a monolithic connector body with a bore dimensioned for an interference fit with an outer diameter of the outer conductor. A friction groove may be formed around the leading end of the outer conductor by application of a friction weld support against the inner diameter and leading end of the outer conductor. The friction groove may include a material chamber formed between a radial friction protrusion of the bore and a bottom of the friction groove. The friction weld support may be provided with ceramic surfaces contacting the outer conductor, a stop shoulder dimensioned to abut a cable end of the bore and/or an elastic insert seated within an inner conductor bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, Ronald Alan Vaccaro, James P Fleming
  • Patent number: 8448321
    Abstract: A press-fit device includes a base plate, a jig base and a robot mounted on the base plate, a press-fit unit mounted at a portion of the robot, a supporting plate mounted on the jig base, and a supporting block mounted to a side portion of the connecting frame. The supporting plate and block can support repulsive force that can be generated when the press-fit component is press-fitted to the press-fit object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Min Yook, Sung Hoon Jeong, Young Seock Lee
  • Publication number: 20130118324
    Abstract: A method for fastening a tool handle to a tool shaft includes the following steps. First, providing a tool shaft comprising an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end. Next, providing a tool handle comprising a distal end, a proximal end and a socket formed at the distal end. Next, inserting the proximal end of the tool shaft into the socket of the tool handle, and then staking the proximal end of the tool shaft to the tool handle from two opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: SYMMETRY MEDICAL NEW BEDFORD, INC
    Inventor: Symmetry Medical New Bedford, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130067694
    Abstract: Method and arrangement in arranging an aluminium ferrule (2) to an eye (5) of a high strength steel wire rope (6) for fixation purposes, the ferrule (2) is pressed to securely fix said eye (5) and supposed to keep its diameter within a certain standard limit up to a minimum breaking load, dependant on the dimension of said wire rope (6). A ring (1) made from steel having an internally congruent shape but a smaller cross section than that of the ferrule (2) is arranged most close to said eye (5) before said ferrule (2) are together with the steel ring (1) is pressed in a conventional ferrule pressing tool to obtain a eye that is more stable with regard to its dimensions within said standard limit values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Talurit AB
    Inventor: Bernhard Rohland
  • Patent number: 8375552
    Abstract: A method of crimping a load-bearing member and an end fitting together such that the load-bearing member lies displaced from a center of a cross-section of the end fitting. The method includes the steps of inserting the load-bearing member into an aperture in the end fitting and advancing at least one deformation tool relative to the end fitting to deform the wall of the aperture into gripping engagement with the load-bearing member. The extent of the resulting deformation of the wall over a predetermined length thereof varies in dependence on a distance along the length from the load-bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Raychem Ireland
    Inventors: Brendan Normoyle, Padraic Curran
  • Publication number: 20120266402
    Abstract: The invention relates to a windscreen wiper apparatus for a motor vehicle, having a wiper motor and having at least one wiper bearing in which a wiper shaft is mounted, it being possible to drive said wiper shaft by means of the wiper motor in order to operate a wiper arm which is connected to the wiper shaft, wherein the wiper bearing has a bearing pin (4) for holding a tubular support (1), it being possible for said bearing pin to be fixed to the tubular support (1) by means of a crimp, characterized in that the bearing pin (4) has an outer contour (5) which is already formed, at least in a region of overlap with the crimp, so as to correspond to an inner contour (3) of the crimped tubular support (1), before the crimp is introduced, and also to a method for producing said windscreen wiper apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Weiler, Achim Kraus, Stefan Mai, Florian Hauser
  • Patent number: 8291570
    Abstract: A stent crimping and coating apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of crimping blades positioned in a radial array and collectively forming a central crimping lumen, wherein the plurality of crimping blades radially movable to alter the diameter of the central crimping lumen. Each of the crimping blades includes a first surface configured to at least in part define the central crimping lumen. One or more of the crimping blades includes a fluid channel extending therein and a plurality of openings in fluid communication with the fluid channel. The plurality of openings are located at the first surface of the one or more crimping blades and adapted to discharge a fluid into the central crimping lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee E. J. Eidenschink, Matt Heidner
  • Patent number: 8245381
    Abstract: Methods of providing flexible duct are provided. The methods include the steps of providing an inner core, the inner core having a cylindrical shape and an outer surface, providing a layer of insulation having a constant uncompressed thickness, fiber diameter and density, wrapping the layer of insulation around the outer surface of the inner core thereby forming a layered assembly, selecting an outer jacket from a set of outer jackets of different diameters, the selected outer jacket configured to compress the layer of insulation to a desired thickness and inserting the layered assembly into the selected outer jacket thereby forming flexible duct. The thickness of the compressed layer of insulation provides a desired insulative value. The outer jackets included in the set of outer jackets are configured to compress the layer of insulation into a plurality of flexible duct having different insulative values from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Russell M. Potter, Ann M. dePaauw
  • Publication number: 20120157982
    Abstract: A probe tip for communicating and laterally directing electromagnetic radiation comprises a waveguide, a primary capsule, a compressible member and a malleable secondary capsule. The waveguide is configured to communicate electromagnetic radiation and includes a beveled surface at a distal tip for redirecting electromagnetic radiation in a lateral direction. The primary capsule is attached over the distal tip of the waveguide. The compressible member covers a portion of the primary capsule. The malleable secondary capsule is positioned over the primary capsule and the compressible member, and includes a crimp that compresses the compressible member against the primary capsule and secures the secondary capsule to the primary capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher Anderson, Vincent G. Copa, Meiling Wu, Wen-Jui Ray Chia, Ming Ko, Ion Ghinea
  • Patent number: 8186035
    Abstract: An endoscopic instrument according to the present invention includes: a wire disposed in a flexible sheath and capable of freely projecting relative to the flexible sheath, the distal end of the wire expanding in radius to form a loop section or a basket section upon being projected from the sheath; and a fixture cylinder for fixing the inserted proximal end of the wire, wherein the fixture cylinder is provided with a wire-radius-increasing-direction-regulating section for regulating the direction in which the radius of the wire increases; and a wire-fixing section, disposed in the vicinity of the proximal end relative to the wire-radius-increasing-direction-regulating section, for fixing the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kaneko, Megumi Kimura, Kazunari Kagawa, Kenji Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8127447
    Abstract: A method of making a screen for downhole use uses mesh screen layers that are diffusion bonded to each other. The ends that will overlap to make a seam when the sheets that are attached together are rolled into a tube are compressed before the tube shape is created or thereafter when the tube shape and an inner base pipe are drawn through a die to join the seam made by the overlapping edges. Because of the compression of the edges, when they overlap to form a tube the wall thickness at the overlap is about the same as the remaining thickness of the screen portion. Optionally, a resilient material can be compressed into the open areas of the screen portions that will be overlapped to make the generally longitudinally oriented seam. The seam can be parallel to the screen axis or spiral around it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Elmer R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8099845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (11) for handling an article (13) such as a coil spring, and to an installation for handling an article. The device (11) comprises a body (10) having an internal housing (12) suitable for containing said article (13), said housing (12) presenting at least one open end (10A, 10B) and a constriction zone (14) that is suitable in a stable state, in which said constriction zone (14) presents a reduce dimensions (D14X) that is reduced in a first direction (X), for retaining said article (13) inside the body (10), and for being deformed to adopt a deformed configuration enabling said article (13) to be inserted into the housing (12) or enabling said article (13) to be extracted from the housing (12). The installation includes force-application means for acting on the device to change it between its stable state and its deformed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tech Group Europe Limited
    Inventor: Stephane Chevallier
  • Patent number: 8065783
    Abstract: Brake pipe connection to a brake hose includes a fixing bushing through which the brake hose is inserted through a first side and a brake pipe through a second side. The brake pipe includes an external diameter DT, a wall thickness eT, and a connection end. The brake hose includes an internal diameter dH that is less than the external diameter DT of the brake pipe. The connection end includes a built-in pipette which is housed on the inside of the fixing bushing and inserted in the brake hose. The built-in pipette is formed by the stretching of the connection end to obtain an external diameter of the pipette DP that is less than the external diameter DT of the brake pipe, a pipette wall thickness eP that is less than the wall thickness eT of the brake pipe, and a pipette length LP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: J. Juan, S.A.
    Inventor: Joaquín Garcia Blanco
  • Patent number: 7996974
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a miniature flexible thrombectomy catheter having one or more flexible miniature noncollapsing tubular portions including pushable and torqueable structure for introduction into the smaller vessels in neurovascular regions. A jet body having an arcuate fluid jet emanator is incorporated in order to minimize size at the distal portion of a minimally sized catheter tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: MEDRAD, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra M. Kozak, Douglas J. Ball, John L. Tedeschendorf, Eric J. Thor, David B. Morris, Michael J. Bonnette, Stephen E. Weisel
  • Patent number: 7975519
    Abstract: A wind turbine installation comprises anchor bolts having a sheath or sleeve which extends above the cement foundation and the overlying grout layer. If desired, the sleeve may partially extend inside the base flange of the wind turbine tower. The sleeve may be manufactured from polypropylene, polyethylene or other materials having satisfactory mechanical properties, primarily that the material be capable of withstanding sufficient plastic deformation to cause the material to conform to the shape of the threads of the anchor bolts without the material failing. This swaging operation results in a crimped end which forms an interference fit with the threads of the anchor bolt thereby preventing or limiting the intrusion of water or other liquids into the bolt-sleeve annulus during the installation of the turbine foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Norman L. Tooman
  • Patent number: 7845056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (11) for handling an article (13) such as a coil spring, and to an installation for handling an article. The device (11) comprises a body (10) having an internal housing (12) suitable for containing said article (13), said housing (12) presenting at least one open end (10A, 10B) and a constriction zone (14) that is suitable in a stable state, in which said constriction zone (14) presents a reduce dimension (D14X) that is reduced in a first direction (X), for retaining said article (13) inside the body (10), and for being deformed to adopt a deformed configuration enabling said article (13) to be inserted into the housing (12) or enabling said article (13) to be extracted from the housing (12). The installation includes force-application means for acting on the device to change it between its stable state and its deformed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Tech Group Europe Limited
    Inventor: Stéphane Chevallier
  • Patent number: 7774916
    Abstract: A new shrink fitting method including deformation is disclosed, in which a high bonding force can be obtained without accurate mechanical process such as forming an insertion body having an outer diameter greater than an inner diameter of an object for receiving the insertion body. The shrink fitting method comprises preparing a pipe and a rod material whose inner and outer diameters are different from each other; bonding the pipe and the rod material to each other in a state that the pipe or the rod material is deformed by heating; deforming the pipe to allow the inner diameter of the pipe to be equal to the outer diameter of the rod material; and cooling the bonded pipe and rod material. The shrink fitting method can be widely used for various mechanical parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kwang-Koo Jee, Jun-Hyun Han, Yoon-Bae Kim
  • Patent number: 7761967
    Abstract: A method of assembling a metal shore post of a concrete forming assembly is disclosed. An outer telescoping tube is provided that has a main section with a first inside diameter and top portion with a section having a second inside diameter reduced relative to the first inside diameter of the outer tube. An inner telescoping tube is inserted for telescopic movement inside the outer tube. After assembly, a pair of pistons are inserted through access holes in the outer tube to provide a crushing force to the inner tube deforming it to create a region of increased diameter that is greater than that of the reduced diameter section but not so large as to prevent telescopic movement of the inner tube inside the outer tube. The increased dimension region thereby prevents accidental separation of the inner tube from the assembly, thereby improving safety and efficiency. Openings are provided in the inner tube in the region being crushed in order to control the region of deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Wilian Holding Company
    Inventor: Robert McCracken
  • Patent number: 7743484
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a rotor shaft including a rotor and a shaft having a groove formed on a periphery to open radially outwardly, the rotor being fixed to the shaft through a caulking plate disposed on the periphery of the shaft and adjacent the rotor in an axial direction thereof. This method comprises the step of caulking the caulking plate to fix the rotor to the shaft by applying a load to an end portion of the caulking plate from outside in a radial direction, opposite the groove, when the caulking plate is disposed in the predetermined place, causing a part of the caulking plate to be press-fitted into the groove. This caulking and fixing step includes pressing a punch against the caulking plate from outside in a radial direction of the shaft, thereby fixing the rotor to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenichiro Fukumaru, Gou Katou
  • Patent number: 7716834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a screen and welding apparatus thereof, putting a metal filter net around the outside of a support sheath and fixing the metal filter net to the outside of the support sheath by way of welding, such that the metal filter net completely covers all filter holes of the support sheath to form a filter sheath with; fixing the filter sheath to the outside of the base pipe and the filter sheath completely covering all penetrated holes on the base pipe; putting a jacket around the outside of the filter sheath and fixing it to the outside of the base pipe such that the jacket completely covers the outside surface of the filter area of the filter sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Beijing Hinen-Hitech Petroleum Technology Development Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chunhong Huang, Jichu Chen
  • Publication number: 20100113194
    Abstract: An improvement is made effectively in the strength of a baseball or softball bat constructed by joining a ball-hitting member and a grip member formed of a Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) material and a metal material, respectively. In the baseball or softball bat constructed by joining a metal ball-hitting member and an FRP grip member, a joining end region of the grip member has an adhering piece bonded to one of an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface of a joined end region of the ball-hitting member, and a contact piece for contacting the other of the inner peripheral surface and the outer peripheral surface of the joined end region of the ball-hitting member when the adhering piece is in a bonded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: ZETT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi Tokieda
  • Patent number: 7690101
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for forming a seal within a ferrule having a compression ring disposed therein. The apparatus comprises a frame assembly for crimping a portion of the ferrule, and a push rod assembly coupled to the frame assembly. The push rod assembly is capable of independent articulation with respect to the frame assembly and is configured to compress the compression ring within the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian S. Nielsen, Timothy T. Bomstad
  • Patent number: 7634856
    Abstract: An assembly method includes a step of press-fitting a second valve 27 to a valve shaft 29 to which a first valve 25 is press-fitted and secured while measuring and adjusting a distance L2 so that it becomes equal to a distance L1. Thus, the first valve 25 and second valve 27 are press-fitted to the valve shaft 29 and those components are swaged together so that the first and second valves are secured to the valve shaft, and oil is placed in a press-fitted portion. When components, such as the first valve 25, are sintered parts, oil contained in the sintered parts themselves is used for increasing a joining force that occurs in the press-fitted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsunori Takai, Sotsuo Miyoshi