By Driven Force Fit Patents (Class 29/525)
  • Patent number: 10688639
    Abstract: A method of securing a yoke to a clutch includes arranging a circlip in a circumferential channel in an outer surface of a tool and inserting the tool inside a bore in the clutch. Legs arranged in the channel extend to expand the circlip to an expanded state to arrange the circlip outside of the channel in a circumferential groove in the bore. A spacer is snapped onto a portion of the clutch and arranged between two ends of the circlip to secure the circlip in the expanded state. The tool is then removed from the bore, and a yoke is inserted into the bore. The spacer is then removed from the bore allowing the circlip to contract such that the spacer partially occupies both the groove and a circumferential depression in the yoke. This secures the yoke to the clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Woolston, Scott D. Batdorf, Dustin M. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10639534
    Abstract: A batting tee can include a mesh cup. The mesh cup is sufficiently rigid to support a ball but also easily deflects to minimize the impact when the batter strikes the tee. This ability to deflect also prolongs the life of the cup. The batting tee may be in the form of a complete batting tee or may be a component that can be used as a replacement for the cup of an existing batting tee. A set of balls of differing weights may also be provided with the batting tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hartline Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: John Hartline
  • Patent number: 10633862
    Abstract: Cable anchoring means for a horizontal joint between two elements, comprising: a cable partially embedded in an element, a receiving through duct provided in the other element to receive the protruding portion of said cable, traction means, fastening means and a threading device applicable on said protruding portion of said cable and comprising a part with a pointed and flexible geometry that extends coaxially with respect to said protruding portion from the free end of said protruding portion. a cable anchoring procedure for a horizontal joint between two elements, comprising: a) providing said elements; b) providing said anchoring means; c) bringing said elements close to one another and threading said cable into said duct; also comprising the step c): c.1) stopping the approximation when the distance between the elements is adequate; c.2) placing said flexible part inside said duct; c.3) resuming movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ESTEYCO S.A.P.
    Inventors: Carlos García Acón, José Serna García-Conde
  • Patent number: 10626728
    Abstract: A blade for a turbomachine bladed wheel, the blade comprising a root, an airfoil, and a tip. The root and the tip have respective platforms, each presenting a surface on a side toward the airfoil, which surfaces are referred to respectively as the root platform wall and the tip platform wall. Each of these platform walls is constituted by a pressure side portion and a suction side portion meeting at a crest curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: Sami Benichou, Christian Bariaud, Stéphanie Deflandre, Sébastien Digard Brou De Cuissart, Patrick Emilien Paul Emile Huchin
  • Patent number: 10630009
    Abstract: A connector includes a flat plate portion and one or more guide pins protruding formed on a surface of the flat plate portion, each of the one or more guide pins having a first fitting portion disposed on a root side of the guide pin and fitted with a first circuit board and a second fitting portion disposed on a tip side of the guide pin and fitted with a second circuit board, the first fitting portion being larger in size than the second fitting portion in a direction perpendicular to a connecting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10611353
    Abstract: A bearing device for an electromechanical brake booster, it being optionally possible to fasten the first sliding bearing in the first receiving opening when the second sliding bearing is float-mounted in the second receiving opening or to fasten the second sliding bearing in the second receiving opening when the first sliding bearing is float-mounted in the first receiving opening, and, if the first sliding bearing is fastened on a first fastening element, it being possible to situate the bearing device between the two support elements spaced apart by a first interspace, and, if the second sliding bearing is fastened on a second fastening element, it being possible to situate the bearing device between the two support elements spaced apart by a second interspace. An electromechanical brake booster for a motor vehicle is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Giammaria Panunzio, Ben Ferguson, Ignaz Hatt, Willi Nagel
  • Patent number: 10544815
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metallic fastener (10; 40) for the interference fit assembly of at least two structural elements (20, 22) comprising a through hole, the fastener comprising an enlarged head (12; 42), a shaft (14; 44) having an external diameter before installation that is greater than an internal diameter of the hole, said shaft comprising a conductive surface (26; 56). Before installation, at least the conductive surface (26; 56) is coated with a lubricating layer (30), which comprises a mixture of at least one polyolefin and one polytetrafluoroethylene, for example, having sufficient adherence to prevent its abrasion by manual manipulation of the fastener and being weak enough to be at least partly stripped from the conductive surface during the interference fit assembly of the fastener. The invention further relates to a method for obtaining such a fastener and to a method for installing such a fastener in a structure. The invention is applicable to the assembly of aircraft structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LISI AEROSPACE
    Inventors: Laurent Bourges, Johan Stephan, Christophe Van Daele
  • Patent number: 10428847
    Abstract: A fastener with a tapered head that frictionally mates with a tapered hole in a punched sheet. Frictional attachment is achieved with the fastener head remaining flush with the top of the panel. If a second panel of softer material is placed underneath against the backside of the first panel, in the same pressing step clinch features on the shank of the fastener attach to the second panel and attach the two sheets face-to-face. Attachment of the tapered head with the top panel exploits two different attachment phenomena: a locking taper and, depending on the choice of materials such as stainless steel, attachment by galling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PEM Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Maloney
  • Patent number: 10411533
    Abstract: Each lamination of the lamination stack comprises at least one assembly of coupling elements, said assembly comprising one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and at least one receiving window, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp being defined by respective portions of the lamination axially projecting to the same side of the latter, each insertion clamp of a lamination being fitted, by interference, in the interior of a receiving clamp of an adjacent lamination, and each receiving clamp of a lamination being housed in the receiving window of at least one lamination of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Embraco Industria De Compressores E Solucoes Em Refrigeracao Ltda.
    Inventors: Anderson Wolf, Andre Lucas Merini, Hermann Otto Knupfer, Sergio Do Rosario, Tarcisio Joao Grott
  • Patent number: 10408290
    Abstract: A insulated torque plate foot assembly may comprise torque plate integral to a torque tube, a bushing, and an insulating bushing having a cylindrical structure comprising an inboard face, an inner diameter, an outer diameter, and an outboard face, wherein the insulating bushing coupled to the bushing and the torque plate and disposed between the torque plate and the bushing. The outer diameter may further comprise a first plurality of grooves, cut inward from the outer diameter toward the inner diameter, defining a first plurality of lands. The inner diameter may further comprise a second plurality of grooves, cut outward from the inner diameter toward the outer diameter, defining a second plurality of lands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Orly Leiva, Karol Stras, Tomasz Murawski
  • Patent number: 10284035
    Abstract: A rotary electrical machine comprising a front magnet wheel, a rear magnet wheel, and a shaft comprising four sections with respective diameters (D1, D2, D3, D4), distributed axially, wherein: the first section comprises knurling which is configured such as to ensure radial retention between the shaft and the front magnet wheel; the second section is configured to permit the indexing and centring of the front and rear magnet wheels; the third section comprises knurling which is configured to ensure radial retention between the shaft and the rear magnet wheel; and the fourth section comprises a collar which is configured to ensure the axial retention between the shaft and at least one magnet wheel, and in that the diameters (D1, D2, D3, D4) of the shaft comply with the following equation: D1<D2<D3<D4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Bilteryst, Henri Delianne, David Margueritte, Patrice Balthaze, Eric Jozefowiez, Franck Mouret, Sylvain Perreaut, Hubert Debruyne
  • Patent number: 10276949
    Abstract: Provided are a connector and a blind mating connector including the same. The connector in accordance with the present invention includes a hollow body formed by bending a metal plate that is manufactured by press-processing a raw plate, a dielectric part built in the body, a signal pin passing through the dielectric part, a plurality of contact parts extending from both ends of the body, respectively, with a slit therebetween, a connection part defined in the body and at which both side ends of the metal plate are met and coupled, and an extension contact part bent and extending from one end of the contact part in a direction opposite to an extension direction of the contact part to face the contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GIGALANE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Uk Lee, Sang Min Seo, Hwa Yoon Song, Chang Hyun Yang, Kyung Hun Jung, Hwang Sub Koo, Hyun Je Kim, Hee seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10170948
    Abstract: Each lamination of the lamination stack comprises at least one assembly of coupling elements, said assembly comprising one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and at least one receiving window, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp being defined by respective portions of the lamination axially projecting to the same side of the latter, each insertion clamp of a lamination being fitted, by interference, in the interior of a receiving clamp of an adjacent lamination, and each receiving clamp of a lamination being housed in the receiving window of at least one lamination of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool S.A.
    Inventors: Anderson Wolf, Andre Lucas Merini, Hermann Otto Knupfer, Sergio Do Rosario, Tarcisio Joao Grott
  • Patent number: 10036493
    Abstract: Methods, gaskets, and couplings for connecting two pipes are disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes the steps of placing the assembled coupling over one end of a pipe, aligning the second pipe with the first pipe, sliding the coupling off the end of the first pipe so that a portion of the coupling is around each pipe, and securing the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Anvil International, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Vandal, Douglas Compton
  • Patent number: 9956602
    Abstract: A product cover for the end of wire (1) of spacer meshes, and a processes and a systems for cover placement on ends of said wires (1), The wire ends of transverse wires are formed in a manner resulting in indentations and protrusions on their surfaces, so that the placement of a cover induces flow of its plastic material and creates a stable joining. Covers are serially guided inside a guide so that one of them is guided to a rotor. This rotor is then rotated to line up with the wire and a plunger for placement of the cover. Then, by the action of the plunger, this cover is pushed until fitted on the end of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Antonios Anagnostopoulos
  • Patent number: 9810719
    Abstract: There is provided a neutral pole transformer module for a circuit breaker capable of minimizing an influence of external noise, detecting a neutral pole current at low manufacturing cost, and detecting a neutral pole current without modifying a configuration of an existing overcurrent relay or without installing an additional component in the existing overcurrent relay. The neutral pole transformer module for a circuit breaker comprises a ZCT configured to allow a transmission line of a neutral pole detection current output from the current transformer to pass therethrough and to provide a secondary output current signal obtained by reducing the neutral pole detection current in a predetermined ratio; a printed circuit board configured to convert the secondary output current signal into a voltage signal, and to differentiate the converted voltage signal and output the same; and an enclosure formed of an electrical insulator and enclosing the ZCT and the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Seok Youn
  • Patent number: 9768653
    Abstract: Each lamination of the lamination stack comprises at least one assembly of coupling elements, said assembly comprising one insertion clamp, one receiving clamp and at least one receiving window, said coupling elements maintaining the same relative positioning from one another, the insertion clamp and the receiving clamp being defined by respective portions of the lamination axially projecting to the same side of the latter, each insertion clamp of a lamination being fitted, by interference, in the interior of a receiving clamp of an adjacent lamination, and each receiving clamp of a lamination being housed in the receiving window of at least one lamination of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool S. A.
    Inventors: Anderson Wolf, Andre Lucas Merini, Hermann Otto Knupfer, Sergio Do Rosario, Tarcisio João Grott
  • Patent number: 9756942
    Abstract: A drawer glide mechanism can include a first elongate guide member, a second elongate guide member, a ball bearing component, a v-notch socket, a release mechanism, and/or a roller support. The first elongate guide member can include a distal end that is configured to fit within an opening in the v-notch socket. The drawer glide mechanism can further include one or more floating members and fixed members. In some cases, the drawer glide mechanism includes a release member configured to facilitate separation of the first and second elongate guide members when actuated and to inhibit or prevent accidental separation of the first and second elongate guide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: RSI HOME PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Edward William Roy Lachman, Bradly Anderson
  • Patent number: 9693629
    Abstract: A method of installing a drawer in a compartment of a structure including inserting a set of pins in pin holes provide in spaced walls of such compartments; positioning a drawer support assembly including a track member and a cooperable slide member on each side wall with each track member seated on a set of pins and connected to a side wall, and a slide member displaceable relative to said track member; displacing bending ends of the slide members equal distances beyond such compartment; inserting the drawer between such extended slide members, seated in such pins; fasting leading ends of the slide members to the drawer; incrementally further withdrawing such drawer from the compartment; and fastening the side members to adjacent side wall of the drawer upon having further drawn the drawer incrementally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Thermwood Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Susnjara
  • Patent number: 9689433
    Abstract: A geared motor series includes several motors with different dimensions, which respectively have a motor shaft with a receiving bore on the free end thereof. The nominal outer diameters of the motor shafts of the individual motor dimensions are different from each other. At least one plug-in pinion having a pinion journal is provided with a nominal outer diameter corresponding to the nominal diameter of one of the receiving bores, such that the push-in pinion is fixable to the corresponding motor shaft using a press assembly. The nominal diameter of a receiving bore of a motor shaft of a motor of a first motor dimension corresponds to the nominal diameter of a receiving bore of a motor shaft of a motor of at least one other motor dimension, such that the at least one push-in pinion is fixable to motor shafts of motors having different dimensions using a press assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jens Kunert
  • Patent number: 9518644
    Abstract: A sliding camshaft for shifting to a selected one of a plurality of selectable cam lobes includes an inner shaft and an outer shaft. The inner shaft has an external spline. The outer shaft has an inner surface, an outer surface, a coating, and an outer portion. The inner surface is subjectable to wear and is configured with an internal spline for transferring torque from and sliding axially on the external spline of the inner shaft. The outer surface is subjectable to wear and loading and is configured with the plurality of selectable cam lobes. The coating on the inner surface is for wear resistance. The outer portion is case hardened for wear resistance of the outer surface and to create a compressive residual stress in the outer portion for load carrying capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Glenn E. Clever, Jason J. Wiedyk
  • Patent number: 9518380
    Abstract: A retention system is provided for use with a ground engaging tool. The tool retention system may have a spool with an elongated channel, and a collar dividing the elongated channel into a first portion and a second portion. The tool retention system may also have a fastener disposed within the elongated channel and passing through the collar. The fastener may have a head located within the first portion and a threaded shank located within the second portion. The tool retention system may further have a resilient member disposed between the head of the fastener and the collar, and a slider threadingly engaged with the threaded shank and configured to slide within the second portion of the elongated channel as the fastener is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Campomanes
  • Patent number: 9506719
    Abstract: A VATO comprises a blade, a handle, a stabilizing assembly, and a spherical weight. In a preferred embodiment, the spherical weight makes up a significant portion of the overall weight of the VATO. The spherical weight is positioned between the blade and the handle, and the stabilizing assembly is attached to a rear portion of the handle. When the VATO is thrown, a velocity vector is established in the direction of the trajectory of the VATO. The stabilizing assembly produces aerodynamic drag which assists in keeping the blade oriented in a forward position with respect to the trajectory of the VATO. The spherical weight is permitted to freely rotate thereby enabling the blade, the handle and the stabilizing assembly to independently rotate into alignment with the trajectory of the VATO such that the blade is in a forward position as the VATO strikes a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Gary G. Makowski
  • Patent number: 9410612
    Abstract: A shift lever assembly and assembling method for an automatic transmission vehicle may include a shift lever housing including divided components to be assembled, a shift lever, when assembled, one end of which is disposed in the divided components and connected pivotably to one or more of the divided components and the other end of which is arranged to protrude outside through a range hole formed in one of the divided components, and a plurality of elastic pins that are fitted cooperatively into the divided components when assembled to connect integrally the divided components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Won Jin Jeong, Sang Yoon Kim, Jeong Seon Min, Deok Ki Kim, Min Keun Kwon
  • Patent number: 9375084
    Abstract: A drawer glide mechanism can include a first elongate guide member, a second elongate guide member, a ball bearing component, a v-notch socket, a release mechanism, and/or a roller support. The first elongate guide member can include a distal end that is configured to fit within an opening in the v-notch socket. The drawer glide mechanism can further include one or more floating members and fixed members. In some cases, the drawer glide mechanism includes a release member configured to facilitate separation of the first and second elongate guide members when actuated and to inhibit or prevent accidental separation of the first and second elongate guide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: RSI Home Products Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward William Roy Lachman, Bradly Anderson
  • Patent number: 9187140
    Abstract: A crawler assembly including a crawler frame member having a first crawler extension and a second crawler extension and an idler wheel disposed therebetween. The idler wheel defines a bore therethrough. The crawler assembly includes a shaft that extends through the bore. The shaft is fixed relative to the wheel by a tapered interference fit and rotatable relative to the first and second crawler extensions. A first side of the shaft is received by the first extension and has at least one journal bushing disposed therebetween. A second side of the shaft is received by the second extension and has a least one journal bushing disposed. A removable endcap is secured to each of the first and second sides of the shaft. A thrust surface is created at an interface between the endcaps and the journal bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Sandoval, Jr., Andrew Wagner
  • Patent number: 9173318
    Abstract: A circuit housing having a printed circuit board and a circuit and holes in which peg-like positioning elements projecting away from the housing engage for positioning the PCB relative to the housing, at least one positioning element projecting without play into one circular hole, another positioning element, accommodated in another hole, having spreading fingers separated from one another by at least one recess, projecting into/through the further hole, elastically transverse to the direction of an imaginary connecting line of the holes and a cross-section such that a) in the direction of the imaginary connecting line, there is play between the spreading fingers and a radially inner circumferential surface of the another hole on both sides, but b) the spreading fingers make contact by their diametrically opposite side faces with the inner face of the another hole perpendicular to the connecting line without play only along a contact line/point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Stoehr, Stefan Regn, Fabian Kaptur
  • Patent number: 9120292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing an inner panel of a vehicle tailgate, which is formed in a bending plate shape and to which reinforcing members are coupled to improve rigidity, including: temporarily coupling a plurality of sub-blanks to a main blank by spot welding; forming the main blank into an inner panel and the plurality of sub-blanks into a plurality of reinforcing members, using a forming mold; and permanently coupling the plurality of reinforcing members to the inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Seojin Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Il Jung, Heung-Jun Oh, Sang-Il Lee, Young-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9086012
    Abstract: A rotational element coupling device in a supercharger includes a rotatable output shaft having tapered external splines and an output shaft axis of rotation. A coupling disk has a disk axis of rotation coaxial with the output shaft axis of rotation, a tapered internally splined bore coaxial with the disk axis of rotation to engage the tapered external splines, and a plurality of apertures defined in the coupling disk parallel to the disk axis of rotation. A plurality of pins each have a disk end and a timing gear end distal to the disk end. The plurality of pins matingly engages with the coupling disk at the disk end of the pins via the plurality of apertures. A timing gear is fixed to a supercharger rotor for rotation therewith. The timing gear has a plurality of apertures disposed therein to matingly engage with the timing gear end of the plurality of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Creager, Daniel R. Ouwenga, Matthew J. Fortini
  • Publication number: 20150145291
    Abstract: A lift chair includes a frame assembly including a chair portion rotatable with respect to a base portion. A lift mechanism portion is positioned in a base portion cavity. The lift mechanism portion includes a lift motor and a drive assembly connected to the lift motor having a slide. A lift tube connects the slide to the chair portion. The lift tube upon actuation of the lift motor displaces the chair portion between a nominal and a full lift position by slide displacement in a slide lifting direction. First and second guide members are positioned on opposite sides of the drive assembly and connected to a base portion base platform. The lift tube is connected to both the first and second guide members to distribute a weight load from the chair portion via the lift tube to the slide, and by the guide members to the base platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: La-Z-Boy Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry P. LaPointe
  • Publication number: 20150144603
    Abstract: A nozzle for a plasma arc torch is provided. The nozzle includes a substantially hollow, elongated nozzle body capable of receiving an electrode, the body defining a longitudinal axis, a distal end, and a proximal end. The nozzle also includes a swirl sleeve attachable to an interior surface of the nozzle body, the swirl sleeve configured to impart a swirling motion to a gas introduced to the nozzle. The nozzle additionally includes a nozzle tip connected to the proximal end of the nozzle body, a nozzle shield, and an insulator configured to connect the nozzle tip and the nozzle shield to electrically insulate the nozzle shield and the nozzle tip from one another while transferring thermal energy therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: E. Michael Shipulski, Nicholas A. Sanders, Jay Jason, Jonathon P. Mather, Peter J. Twarog, Clifford Glenn Darrow
  • Publication number: 20150141928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispense interface for an ejection device comprising a first part and a second part, at least a first opening, a second opening and a third opening, a fluidic channel and a connection element for each of the openings, wherein the first part is joined to the second part to form at least a part of the fluidic channel connecting the openings with each other and wherein at least one connection element is configured to accept a needle assembly for a fluid tight connection with the corresponding opening and wherein at least one connection element is configured to provide a releasable push fit connection for a fluid tight connection with an ejection device in order to reduce the complexity and provide an easy usage of the dispense interface and at the same time overcome the problems of material compatibility and cross contamination. The invention also relates to a system with a dispense interface according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Frederic Laugere, Cristian Popa, Ben Impey, Andrew MacLeod
  • Publication number: 20150136244
    Abstract: A wheel module for a tire pressure monitoring system includes an inflation valve of the “snap-in” type and an electronic casing fixed thereto in a reversible manner. This valve is produced from a resiliently deformable material and includes a valve body and a metal conduit extending therethrough for introducing inflation air. The valve body has a first end provided with a thread for receiving a closure cap and a second end with a hollow metal fixing rod provided with notches fixed thereto. The electronic casing is slidingly mounted on the fixing rod and includes an element for blocking the position of the casing relative to the valve in a reversible manner. The blocking element includes a substantially U-shaped metal wire, a first end and a second end of which are inserted below retention lugs produced on the same face of the casing. This metal wire is insertable into the notches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Christian Kempf
  • Patent number: 9027215
    Abstract: A production apparatus for producing a component assembly by sequentially performing predetermined processes in a plurality of processing areas (A1 to A6) arranged in a ring formation and then, by separating a jig. The apparatus includes a rotational table main body (20), a plurality of holding/transfer units (30) rotatable integrally with the rotational table main body and capable of holding an object and transferring the same onto processing tables in the plurality of processing areas, a plurality of loading portions (40) provided on the rotational table main body corresponding to the plurality of holding/transfer units and capable of loading the jig, and a plurality of processing units (60 to 110) provided for performing predetermined processes in the plurality of processing areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hirata Corporation
    Inventors: Hisayuki Sueoka, Susumu Noguchi, Hiroyuki Shiga, Hitoshi Tsugawa
  • Publication number: 20150126931
    Abstract: The present application discloses a needle tip shielding device for protection of a needle tip of a needle. The needle tip shielding device comprises a fixing arrangement having a proximal side and a distal side, which fixing arrangement is comprising at least one engaging element, which engaging element is resilient and resiliently striving from a compressed state towards an expanded state, in which expanded state the shortest distance between a point of said engaging element and the central axis of said needle tip shielding device is longer than the shortest distance between said central axis and any other point of said needle tip shielding device. A catheter instrument comprising the needle tip shielding device and a method for manufacturing is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lennart Holm, Robert Domonkos
  • Publication number: 20150123399
    Abstract: A fitting assembly is provided having a nut and a self-releasing ferrule, which in certain embodiments may be assembled by an operator. The fitting assembly includes a nut with a first end, and a second end that defines a slot, and a ferrule with a first end that defines one or more slots, and a second end, with the second end of the nut adapted to receive the first end of the ferrule, the second end of the ferrule adapted to be received in a component or fitting of a liquid chromatography system. The nut and ferrule of the fitting assembly have passageways therethrough for receiving and removably holding tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Craig W. Graham
  • Publication number: 20150121667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastener element for attachment to a component, wherein the fastener element has a contact surface which contacts the component in the installed state. Furthermore, the fastener element has a mounting recess which faces the component in the dismantled state. The mounting recess is bounded by at least one sidewall and by a base section. The sidewall is, at least regionally, provided with at least one undercut which is effective in the axial direction of the fastener element. The base section is formed free of any aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Humpert
  • Publication number: 20150115213
    Abstract: A fence system for strengthening a vinyl fence which includes a plurality of fence posts having specified dimensions, and the posts have a hollow interior. A plurality of section panels include specified dimensions, and the section panels each including a slat portion. The section panels each include a fence railing coupled to a top and bottom of the slat portion. The fence railings each define a hollow interior, and the fence railings are coupled to the posts by a connecting portion of the fence railings passing through corresponding holes in the posts. A strengthening member for positioning in each of the hollow portions of the top and bottom fence railings. A plurality of post members for positioning within the hollow interior at the top of the fence posts. The post members being attachable to the connecting portion of the fence railing using a first attachment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: EASTERN WHOLESALE FENCE CO., INC.
    Inventors: Peter E. Williams, SR., Paul Wesnofske
  • Publication number: 20150118951
    Abstract: A single piece roll-formed frame comprising a first channel having a base section and one or more legs, each leg comprising an upper side extending from the base section at a first angle and a lower side extending from the upper side at a second angle, a second channel having a base section and one or more legs, each leg comprising an upper side extending from the base section at the first angle and a lower side extending from the upper side at the second angle and wherein the base section of the first channel and the base section of the second channel are formed from a single piece and intersect to form a third angle, and the upper side of each leg of the first channel overlaps the upper side of each leg of the second channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: RUSKIN COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Beneke, Kent S. Maune
  • Publication number: 20150107082
    Abstract: A tool for shrink-fitting mechanical parts includes a fixed portion, a movable portion movable relative to the fixed portion, a support for a part to be shrink-fitted, a docking part for docking the tool on a hoop, and an actuator displacing the movable portion when the part to be shrink-fitted is detected in a shrink-fitting position on the hoop receiving the part. In particular, the fixed portion includes a fixed jaw and a housing, and the movable portion includes a movable jaw and a housing. The support and the docking part are disposed in the corresponding housing, respectively, so that the support and the docking part determine sets of parts to be shrink-fitted and/or of hoop parts for the tool. The housings dispose on the tool the docking part and the support with geometric reference to the hoop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Didier LERETOUR, Géraldine EUDIER, Christophe GUILLOU
  • Publication number: 20150107086
    Abstract: In order to improve a method for producing a carrier body for a friction lining of a disk brake in such a way that the rigid connection between a friction lining carrier plate of the carrier body and a first damper mass of the carrier body is more robust, it is proposed to exert a force which is directed perpendicularly onto the first pin-shaped projection, by way of pressing, until the first pin-shaped projection is upset to such an extent that it forms a positively locking connection with an inner wall of the first hole in regions inside the first hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ilhami Karatas, Christian Mueller
  • Patent number: 9009963
    Abstract: A method for joining structural elements onto a shaft may include generating at least one projection at a respective joining position on the shaft, sliding at least one of the structural elements over at least one projection and maintaining the structural elements in at least on projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Grunwald
  • Publication number: 20150101837
    Abstract: An enclosure for a wire connection includes a base and a cover. The base includes a bottom and a pair of longitudinal sidewalls disposed between the first and second ends. The cover includes a main body and a first wire securing member. According to one aspect, the cover further includes a second wire securing member. In another aspect, the first and second wire securing members are configured to engage first and second wires, respectively, to reduce strain on a connection between the first and second wires. In a further aspect, the first wire securing member is configured to engage the first wire to create a first bend in the first wire that extends into a first opening in the bottom of the base to reduce strain on the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventors: Elio Evangelista, William Teller, Dorian Kilgore
  • Publication number: 20150103339
    Abstract: A flow cell assembly for use in a liquid sample analyzer including a radiation source, a sensing device and a liquid sample source to supply a liquid sample includes an entrance joint member, a liquid core waveguide, a liquid sample feed tube, and an input optical fiber. The entrance joint member includes a waveguide receiving bore and a feed tube receiving bore. The liquid core waveguide is mounted in the waveguide receiving bore and defines a waveguide bore. The liquid sample feed tube is mounted in the feed tube receiving bore such that the liquid sample feed tube is in fluid communication with the waveguide bore to fluidly connect the liquid sample source to the waveguide bore. The input optical fiber is mounted in the entrance joint member to transmit radiation from the radiation source to the waveguide bore, which radiation is transmitted through the waveguide bore and the liquid sample therein to the sensing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Hanlon, Timothy Neal, Richard Edwards, Joseph L. DiCesare, David M. Aikens
  • Publication number: 20150101150
    Abstract: A clip for securing one or more cover panels within a containment structure includes an annular portion partially-enclosing an internal space and two compressible legs adjoining opposite ends of the central portion. The clip further includes a clasp with first and second securing tabs configured to fixedly secure an object within the internal space and apply an outward force on the compressible legs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Andre Alan Harvey
  • Publication number: 20150098748
    Abstract: In one aspect, an elastically averaged alignment system is provided. The alignment system includes a first component including at least one corner region having an alignment member, and a second component including at least one corner region having an inner wall defining an alignment aperture. The alignment aperture is configured to receive at least a portion of the alignment member to couple the first component and the second component. The alignment member is an elastically deformable material such that when the alignment member is inserted into the alignment aperture, the alignment member elastically deforms to an elastically averaged final configuration to facilitate aligning the corner regions of the first and second components in a desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Morris, Jennifer P. Lawall
  • Publication number: 20150090039
    Abstract: A pressure transmitter system for measuring a pressure of a process fluid in an industrial process includes a pressure transmitter having a pressure sensor. A process fluid passageway having a circular opening is configured to couple pressure of the process fluid to the pressure sensor. A concentric seal support structure extends around the circular opening comprising an annular recess. An annular stress riser is positioned radially inward from the annular recess. A seal material fills the annular recess and contacts at least a portion of the annular stress riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: David Andrew Broden, Daniel Ronald Schwartz, Jonathan Gordon Koehler
  • Publication number: 20150087441
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a badge or insert for a golf club head that can eliminate undesired gaps between the insert and the peripheral sidewall of the cavity that receives the insert. In one embodiment, a golf club head comprises a main body comprising a cavity, which defines a central surface and an inner peripheral surface at least partially surrounding the central surface. An insert comprises a central portion and a deflectable portion coupled to and extending along a peripheral edge section of the central portion. The deflectable portion has a shape corresponding to and contacting a corresponding section of the inner peripheral surface of the cavity. The deflectable portion forms a press-fit engagement with the corresponding section of the inner peripheral surface of the cavity that retains the deflectable portion in a deflected state relative to the central portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Taylor, Scott Edward Folck
  • Publication number: 20150083521
    Abstract: A method and/or apparatus which alleviates the discomfort in carrying ladders of all kinds, particularly metal ladders. A device including a first section which has a first slot, and a second section having a second slot is provided. The first section may be attached to the second section so that the first section is substantially at a right angle with respect to the second section. The first and the second slots may meet at a first junction. The first and the second sections may be made of an elastic material. The apparatus may include a ladder having first and second posts joined by a plurality of steps including a first step. A part of the first step of the ladder may fit into the first slot of the first section while simultaneously a part of the first post may fit into the second slot of the second section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jess Foddrill
  • Publication number: 20150086265
    Abstract: A serviceable self-retaining elastic arrangement for mated components includes a first component having at least one protrusion having a retaining rib circumferentially extending around an outer surface of the at least one protrusion. Also included is a second component having at least one elastically deformable beam. Further included is at least one aperture defined by the at least one elastically deformable beam, the at least one aperture configured to receive the at least one protrusion therein and having at least one aperture dimension smaller than at least one protrusion dimension, wherein the at least one elastically deformable beam is elastically deformed in an engaged condition of the at least one protrusion with the at least one elastically deformable beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Morris, Jennifer P. Lawall, Joel Colombo