With Supplemental Joining Patents (Class 29/525.13)
  • Publication number: 20150129728
    Abstract: A bracket that includes a main body portion having a first portion and a second portion that form a first angle therebetween. The first portion includes opposing front and rear surfaces and the second portion includes opposing upper and lower surfaces. The first portion includes a fastener opening defined therethrough, the second portion includes an insert feature extending from the lower surface, and the second portion includes at least one adhesive opening defined therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Darmo Tandjung, Tyler Smithson
  • Patent number: 9021681
    Abstract: A mountable cable tie with fine adjustment with an elongated strap having a first strap end and a second strap end, the elongated strap having one or more rows of teeth or cross-bars formed crosswise on the elongated strap, and a plurality of holes positioned linear along the median between the one or more rows of teeth, at least one locking buckle positioned proximate the second strap end, the at least one locking buckle having at least one channel and at least one locking tang or pawl positioned within the locking buckle, wherein increased insertion of the first strap end into the locking head decreases the size of the loop of the elongated strap to secure the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Dale Owen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9015919
    Abstract: A method for sealing surgical instruments, particularly reusable electric surgical instruments sterilized using an autoclave process, is disclosed. The method having the steps of providing at least two body shells having a runner system on the mating surfaces, aligning the body shells, securing the body shells in position relative to each other, inserting an injection device into the runner system, injecting an elastomer material from the injection device into the runner system, removing the injection device from the runner system, and curing the elastomer material. The elastomer material seals the housing chamber of the instrument. The elastomer material may bond the body shells together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: John W. Beardsley
  • Patent number: 8984736
    Abstract: A prosthetic device which couples to the remaining portion of a limb of an amputee which provides a ball handling structure including a ball handling surface which defines an opening through which a ball passes into and out of a ball receiving cavity allowing the ball to be handled by the amputee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Therapeutic Recreation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Radocy
  • Publication number: 20150078004
    Abstract: An LED based illumination device includes LEDs mounted to an LED mounting board, an integrated output window sub-assembly, and a thermal frame coupled between the integrated output window sub-assembly and the LED mounting board. The integrated output window sub-assembly may include an output window and a thermally conductive ring coupled to the perimeter surface of the output window. The thermally conductive ring may have a radial width equal to or greater than the thickness of the output window. Additionally, the output window and the thermally conductive ring may have coplanar top and bottom surfaces. The thermally conductive ring surrounding the perimeter of the output window may include one or more pockets into which a curable, thermally conductive bonding material is disposed in an uncured state and flows into a gap between the perimeter of the output window and the thermally conductive ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Gregory W. Eng, Jim W. Li
  • Patent number: 8978234
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods for manufacturing components for use in a device for generating substantially planar micrografts. The methods of the invention provide for the manufacture of substantially uniform components for a cutter contained within the device, the cutter configured to cut a blister in order to produce a substantially planar graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: MoMelan Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sameer Ahmed Sabir, Jeffrey Cerier, Andrew Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8978230
    Abstract: A beverage bottle handling machine construction method for constructing a beverage bottle handling machine, such as a beverage bottle cleaning machine, a beverage bottle treating machine, and a beverage bottle shrink wrapping machine in a beverage bottling plant and container handling machines corresponding to the beverage bottle handling machine. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Jendrichowski, Ulrich Wiedemann
  • Publication number: 20150059909
    Abstract: An assembly, which consists of a flexible tubular pipe (1) for transporting hydrocarbon fluids including a metal carcass (10) produced by the short pitched helical winding of a profiled strip, the said strip defining a plurality of intervening gaps (10a) between each winding turn (10b), an inner polymeric sealing sheath, at least one metal armour layer, and an outer polymeric sheath, and of a secondary metal tube (2) coaxial to the tubular pipe (1)
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Yves Castel, Alexandre Levet
  • Publication number: 20150059105
    Abstract: Example dock levelers with a pivotal deck and a translating lip having weather shields for sheltering an area underneath the deck are disclosed herein. An example method disclosed herein includes selectively providing a weather shield by performing at least one of joining or separating a main shield segment and a secondary shield segment to provide, respectively, a first weather shield having a first size or a second weather shield having a second size, where the first size being larger than the second size, and where the first weather shield includes the main shield segment and the secondary shield segment, and the second weather shield includes the main shield segment without the secondary shield segment. The method also includes installing at least one of the first weather shield or the second weather shield underneath the deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Borgerding
  • Patent number: 8959771
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shell from sheet metal for a room air conditioner/heat pump is shown. The sheet metal is stamped and formed to a U-shaped rectangular shell with open ends and a shell brace. Flanges on the outer edge of the U-shaped rectangular shell overlap at corners with (a) adjacent flanges or (b) the shell brace. Both the U-shaped rectangular shell and shell brace are inserted into an assembly machine where the corners are clinched and punched. The outermost flange at each corner is punched to a fixed diameter, but the innermost flange or the shell brace is only punched to a conical shape. Screws are inserted at each corner that pass through the fixed diameter to threadably engage only the conical shape of the innermost flange or shell brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Joe B. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 8950055
    Abstract: An anchor for lightning protection systems include a base and pad that extend over a sufficient area and a sufficient bearing length to hold in shear and in tension against the weight, shear force, and moment of cables, points, and other components of a lightning protection systems. The mounting anchor is non-penetrating, and adheres to a vertical surface almost immediately without requiring damage to structures, long term support over days waiting for cure, and works in overhang situations as well. An integrated clip may be constructed with the base from sheet material. Adhesion of the base to a cover material on a wall or parapet may be promptly followed by snapping cable into clips formed monolithically with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kirk Partridge, Todd Vought, Travis Vought
  • Publication number: 20150021456
    Abstract: A food processing apparatus has a frame assembly in which frame members are joined using adhesive, such as an epoxy. The frame members are comprised of stainless steel and the adhesive is applied so that exterior surfaces of the stainless steel frame members are free of any adhesive residue. Adhesive may be used to join exterior frame members as well as interior frame members, such as those used to support mechanical components of the processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond G. Buchko, Dwayne C. Long
  • Patent number: 8931161
    Abstract: A rail mounting mechanism for coupling an auxiliary device to a weapon has an adjuster and a lever that can be used to overcome tolerances in mounting rails to provide a consistent grasp of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Eric D. Couture, Andrew D. Russell, Kenneth S. Solinsky
  • Patent number: 8918980
    Abstract: A beverage bottle handling machine construction method for constructing a beverage bottle handling machine, such as a beverage bottle cleaning machine, a beverage bottle pasteurization machine, and a beverage bottle shrink wrap machine in a beverage bottling plant. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Jendrichowski, Ulrich Wiedemann
  • Publication number: 20140331480
    Abstract: A replaceable wear point of excavating equipment, such as a tooth of an excavator bucket, is mounted on the bucket's nose piece using a conventional fastener arrangement plus an adhesive, preferably epoxy, injected into the tooth pocket to fill a gap between the nose piece and the tooth pocket. For injecting the epoxy, a hole is preferably formed through the tooth to communicate into the bottom of the tooth pocket. The injected epoxy preferably squeezes out of the tooth pocket opening and is smoothed to form an epoxy fillet along the junction of the tooth and the nose piece. The epoxy fills gaps, holds the tooth tight against wiggling on the nose piece, and seals out grit and water, to prevent or reduce interior wear of the tooth pocket and the nose piece, and to prevent or delay the tooth from falling off the nose piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Calvin H. WARNER
  • Patent number: 8832921
    Abstract: A two-piece locking nut assembly for securing a mantle to a head assembly of a cone crusher. The two-piece locking nut assembly includes an inner nut and an outer nut. The inner nut includes a set of axial bores that each receive a jackscrew. Once the locking nut assembly is in position on the head assembly, the series of jackscrews are tightened to exert a force on the mantle that is counteracted by forces through the inner nut and into the head to create a locking force between the locking nut assembly and the head assembly. The outer nut is turned along the inner nut to hold the locking nut assembly in place. Once the outer nut is moved into position, the jackscrews are removed such that the outer nut continues to apply the locking force between the mantle and the head through the locking nut assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Metso Minerals Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter R. Marks, Edward L. Snow
  • Publication number: 20140236116
    Abstract: A fastener for a disposable absorbent article, having a fixed portion attachable to the article, a connective portion joined to and contiguous with the fixed portion, and a folding line disposed between the fixed and connective portions, and the fastening member has a plurality of engaging elements outwardly extending from the fastening surface, which are offset from the folding line as defined herein. The fastener may be free of a release tape. The fastener may further comprise an adhesive disposed upon a surface of the fixed portion of the fastener being attached to the article, the adhesive being offset from each of the edges of the fixed portion including the edge formed by the folding line, the dimensions of the offsets being defined herein. The adhesive may be applied during the assembly of the absorbent article on a converting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James David LANDGREBE, Joerg MUELLER, Darren Lee GOAD, Markus ROSAR, Thomas TOMBUELT
  • Patent number: 8807954
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing an assembly, including providing a first structure; providing a second structure; providing at least one flexible adhesive limiting member extending between the structures; and providing an adhesive between the structures to bind the structures to each other; wherein the adhesive is limited by the flexible adhesive limiting member such that a concave front line surface of the adhesive is defined. The invention also relates to such an assembly as well as to a wind turbine rotor blade, and to a wind turbine, having such an assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Adrian Gill
  • Patent number: 8806736
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods of mounting plastic translucent panels and/or colored panels and/or advertising panels to balconies, banisters and stair railings using magnetic fasteners and clips, to protect pets and small children. The panels can be attached by a plurality of strips of double sided magnetic tape to the posts of the banister. Snapable clips can be attached to the posts above and below the panel to further hold the panel to the banister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Daryl Novak
  • Publication number: 20140202920
    Abstract: A container for harvested fruits and vegetables is shown. The container comprises a bottom and sidewalls supported on a base structure. The sidewalls are formed from side structures. The bottom may be integrally formed with a side structure. A rim and rib may be integrally formed in a side structure. The base structure comprises a slot or pocket that may be integrally formed from a side structure. The slot or pocket may be configured for engagement with a lifting apparatus for the container (e.g. forks of a fork lift). The base structure may comprise a bracket. The bracket of the base structure may be configured to facilitate stacking of one container securely on the rim of another container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hudsonville Products LLC
    Inventors: David J. Levitt, Benjamin A. DOZEMAN
  • Publication number: 20140182382
    Abstract: In an ultrasonic transducer assembly, a conformable ultrasonic transducer has a piezoelectric layer and electrodes able to conform to curved surfaces, and a clamp for pressing the transducer into ultrasonic contact with a curved surface. Conformability is ensured with a thin, porous piezoelectric layer and suitable electrical conductors and insulators. The ultrasonic transducer may operate without further thermal shielding under harsh environments and/or at high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventor: Silvio E. Kruger
  • Publication number: 20140184037
    Abstract: An easy to install countertop edging system comprising a profiled edge strip is described. The rear mating surface of the edge strip includes an adhesion promoting material for attachment to the substrate. An optional channel on the bottom of the edge strip allows for incorporation of lighting elements and decorative materials, mechanical securing of the edge and application of tools and additional features. The countertop edge system may also include a stanchion rail. The profiled edge strip is attached to an edge of a countertop or other substrate by the stanchion rail and/or structural adhesive. Related methods using the edge strip and rail are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Scott J. Sidoti
  • Publication number: 20140166647
    Abstract: A container is constructed to carry granular material from a quarry or source to the frac site. An open frame the size of a standard cargo container is constructed. An enclosed hopper is formed using flat sheet metal with bolted together perpendicular edges. The hopper is set within, and attached to, the frame. Top hatches provide for loading the hopper, and a lower sliding gate in a bottom opening provides for unloading the hopper. The bottom of the hopper is at an angle slightly above the angle of repose of the granular material carried therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: SANCAN, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Sheesley, Clinton A. Plant
  • Patent number: 8740152
    Abstract: Methods for attaching a window to an airframe, methods of maintaining structural integrity of an airframe while attaching a window to the airframe, and portions of an aircraft are set forth herein. One method for attaching a window to an airframe comprises the steps of: applying to a bonding surface of a nutplate an adhesive; inserting through an airframe hole a fixture attached to a nut of the nutplate, and applying tension to the fixture to hold the adhesive-coated bonding surface of the nutplate adjacent an interior surface of the airframe; allowing the adhesive to cure; removing the fixture from the nut of the nutplate; and installing a bolt through a hole of a retainer, through the hole in the airframe, and into the nutplate; the retainer being in contact with and securing the window to the airframe. The adhesive is selected such that very specific conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Lyon, Ming Kwan Tse
  • Patent number: 8726514
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a panel manufacturing method capable of easily adapting to manufacture of panels, such as door panels, of different sizes. The present invention provides a panel manufacturing method for a panel made of an outer plate integrated with an inner plate. The method includes a step of applying an adhesive to a predetermined place on the outer plate; a step of mating the outer plate and the inner plate with each other and providing preliminary bonding by laser welding; a step of hemming by bending an outer edge portion of the pre-bonded outer plate to wrap over a circumferential edge portions of the inner plate and then pressing flat; and a step of sealing the panel, after the outer plate has undergone the hemming step on its circumferential edge portions, by applying an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nakahara Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keitaro Yokogawa, Isao Yoshijima, Shuichi Tome
  • Publication number: 20140077461
    Abstract: An instrumentation component includes an instrumentation portion, a casing at least partially surrounding the instrumentation portion, a lead protruding from the instrumentation portion through a lead egress hole in the casing, a lead egress adapter, and a lead egress cap. The lead egress adapter is situated in the lead egress hole. The lead egress adapter includes a cup portion and a lip portion at least partially circumscribing the cup portion. The lead egress adapter includes a hole in the cup portion. The lead protrudes through the cup hole and the cup hole is tight fit to the lead. A potting material fills a remainder of the cup portion. The lip portion of the lead egress adapter contacts the casing. A lead egress cap seals the lead egress adapter to the casing. The lead egress cap further includes a cap hole through which the lead protrudes, and the cap hole is tight fit to the lead egress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Eli Cole Warren, Nicholas R. Leslie
  • Publication number: 20140079466
    Abstract: A system and method for an engineered joint according to one example embodiment includes a hinge pin and loops that extend from membranes around the hinge pin. Multiple embodiments include loops that extend from an upper module membrane and cross to attach to a second upper module membrane and loops that extend from a first lower module membrane and cross to attach to a second lower module membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Donal Butterfield
  • Publication number: 20140053376
    Abstract: A seaming element for seaming an industrial textile, an industrial textile, and a method of seaming. A first region of the seaming element comprises at least one securing member, and a second region is securable to the textile. Spaced-apart protrusions in the securing members are interdigitatable with corresponding protrusions in an opposing element, or the other seamable edge of the textile. Opposing protrusions are interdigitated to define first and second channels for securing means. Where the seaming element has two or more securing members, the protrusions of the outer securing member are aligned with those of an inner securing member of the opposing element, and the protrusions of an inner securing member are aligned with those of the outer securing member of the opposing element. Where the securing means is a pintle, the free ends can be inserted back into the channel to secure the seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Publication number: 20140053798
    Abstract: A device and corresponding methods for applying a coating material are disclosed. The method may include applying a first coating material on a threaded region of an opening in a multi-piece assembly, and inserting at least one fastener to the threaded region. The fastener may include a mating thread selectively secured to the threaded region of the opening to create a first friction interface between the fastener and the multi-piece assembly. The method may further include tensioning the fastener between a load surface of the multi-piece assembly and the mating thread. In one example, the load surface may define in part a second friction interface between the fastener and the multi-piece assembly that is spaced away from the threaded region such that the first coating material does not influence the second friction interface. In another example, the first coating material may be applied in a substantially uniform thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Roger A. Krause, Christopher Hall, Dan H. Dinu
  • Patent number: 8635757
    Abstract: A method for installing a spring-assisted liftgate in opposition to the gravity force includes temporarily fixing a coupling rod in a defined position corresponding to an installation position of the liftgate, and holding the in an open position or in an intermediate position above the installation position and placing the apparatus in the vehicle. After lowering the liftgate from the open position or intermediate position into the installation position, the coupling rod is connected to the hinge lever and then released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Knut Bartsch, Franz Sinseder, Manfred Schindler, Franz Binder, Jürgen Sendtner
  • Patent number: 8621742
    Abstract: Apparatus and Method of use for an improved lock nut type of fastener. On a threaded rod, a set of one or two cavity locknuts are used with a sleeve like ferrule to lock a nut in a set position on the rod. For example a nut that is clamping a workpiece can be held in place (resisting if not preventing loosening) by suitable application of the ferrule and cavity locknut. The cavity locknut has a tapered funnel-like cavity in a nut face around the nut's threaded hole. Locking is accomplished by immobilizing the ferrule on the rod and against the nut to be held, orienting the cavity side of the cavity locknut toward the ferrule, and forcefully torquing the cavity nut against and around the ferrule so that it is crimped against the threaded rod by the tapered cavity in the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher C. Burton
  • Patent number: 8613130
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fence or enclosure (165) and related methods for making a fence panel (65) and for connecting the panel (65) to other panels (65) to form a modular type fence (165). The invention preferably includes a generally planar section (70) of fencing material formed from spaced-apart wires (10, 15), and at least two non-parallel stiffening portions (80, 85) deforming the fence section (65) from the aforementioned generally planar configuration (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Larsen
  • Patent number: 8595914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the unreleasable fastening of at least one component to a basic component with the aid of a bolt projecting through a bore in the component or components, first the bolt being welded electrically with one end face on the surface of the basic component and subsequently being deformed plastically. So that components consisting of any desired materials can be used, it is proposed, according to the invention, that the shank of the bolt, which has a head, be upset, until the underside of the head lies in regions on the surface of the component. Furthermore, an unreleasable connection of one or more components to a basic component is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Bernd Koppitz, Rudolf Reinhardt, Heinz Schultz, Bernhard Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20130309538
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for clamping a lithium ion accumulator, which has a lithium ion accumulator cell stack having a top surface, a base surface opposite the top surface and a peripheral surface having four side surfaces, and at least two prismatic lithium ion accumulator cells. The lithium ion accumulator cell stack is clamped by at least one tension strap apparatus which is arranged and tensioned in the region of the peripheral surface, the ends of the tension strap meanwhile being kept free of tension. While free of tension, the ends of the tension strap are connected to each other directly or indirectly by using one or two plates, which are arranged on a side surface or two mutually opposite side surfaces of the peripheral surface. The disclosure further relates to a lithium ion accumulator and a motor vehicle having a lithium ion accumulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Pfeiffer, Michael Gless, Axel Bormann, Conrad Bubeck
  • Publication number: 20130299618
    Abstract: A crushing body includes a wear body, inserts positioned in channels of the wear body, a mounting body positioned adjacent to the inserts and fasteners inserted into the mounting body to connect the mounting body to the inserts, the wear body, or both the inserts and the wear body. Preferably, the inserts are positioned so that a portion of each of the inserts is within the wear body and a base portion is adjacent to or engages the mounting body. Crushing devices such as mills, and crushers may utilize embodiments of the crushing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventor: David Sharman
  • Patent number: 8533928
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for the attachment of a fastener element to a component, for example a sheet metal part, wherein the fastener element is a nut element and has an axis of symmetry, a head part having a contact surface which enters into contact with the component, a threaded bore and also at least one undercut which receives the material of the component, and wherein the material of the component is pressed against the contact surface and into the undercut by means of a first tool having a die button shape matching the design of the nut element. A local force is exerted on the head part of the nut element or onto the tool to the side of the axis of symmetry and is moved circularly around the axis of symmetry while simultaneously carrying out a relative feed movement between the tool and the nut element between which the component is arranged in order to press the material of the component into the undercut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Profil Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert
  • Patent number: 8533951
    Abstract: Producing a solar trough collector includes fastening a mirror to a structure so that the mirror connects to the structure and has a holding container and a mirrored side facing away from the holding container, the mirror and structure forming joining components, aligning the mirror and structure into a joining position to form a joining gap between joining surfaces; at least temporarily fixing the joining components in the joining position by laying the mirrored side downward in a first holding device, suspending the structure in a second holding device arranged above the mirror, and moving holding devices into the joining position; filling the joining gaps with a joining medium; and allowing the joining medium to harden in the gap to form a permanent connection, wherein the holding devices are held in position until the joining medium has at least partially hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Flagsol GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Nava, Andreas Wohlfahrt
  • Publication number: 20130219828
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a panelboard guard assembly configured to restrict access to a panelboard having a cover and a door defined therein, the cover having first and second side edges. The panelboard guard assembly includes a first strap, a second strap and an adjusting mechanism. The first strap has a first outer end and a first inner end. The second strap has a second outer end and a second inner end. The adjusting mechanism extends between and couples the first strap and the second strap at the first and second inner ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ADK ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: ADK Electric Corporation
  • Patent number: 8479368
    Abstract: An anchoring device comprising a hollow shaft having a first end and a second end, and an anchor attached to the second end, wherein the anchor comprises a plurality of flukes to secure the anchoring device to a wall and at least one hole in fluid communication with the shaft to deliver a securing compound injected into the first end of the shaft to the flukes to facilitating securing the anchoring device to the wall. The flukes may be bendable or hingedly attached to the base of the anchor so as to accommodate a closed configuration to be insertable into a hole in the wall and expandable into an open configuration to prevent the anchoring device from being removed from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Brent Hanratty
  • Publication number: 20130113343
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an outdoor kitchen system that includes universal cabinet structures that are modular. The cabinets provided are configured to accommodate a wide range of kitchen components and are also configured to be arranged to form kitchens having various layouts. The system allows for quick and efficient construction of outdoor kitchen systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: OXBOX UNIVERSAL CABINETS LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Singlak, Nick Castillo
  • Publication number: 20130111847
    Abstract: A frame assembly that includes at least two frame members that are connected to one another. A corner key cavity is formed at the outer sides of adjacent frame members and is shaped to cooperate with a corner key. The corner key cooperates with the corner key cavity to secure adjacent frame members to one another. The corner key cavity is formed at or near the outer perimeter of the joined frame members, and extends across a majority of the depth of the frame members. The frame assembly may include a number of frame members that, when secured to one another, define a window frame assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventor: James Hardie Technology Limited
  • Patent number: 8434209
    Abstract: An animal deterrent device and methods for installing and producing an animal deterrent device for delivering an electric shock to an animal, pest, or bird to be deterred, having the typical components of a non-conductive base to which the electrically conductive elements are attached. The bottom layer unfolds outward to allow sewing of the conductive elements to the top layer of the elongated base, while preventing the stitching from penetrating the bottom layer of the elongated base. The bottom layer is then folded back into place after sewing is completed, thereby insulating any hole, fastener, or conductive element that pushed through the top layer of the elongated base from water or other material that may congregate at the bottom exterior, preventing unwanted arcing to the exterior surface below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Bird Barrier America, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron A. Riddell
  • Publication number: 20130087132
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for connecting an ingot to a wire saw with an ingot holder, a bond beam, and a bar. The bar has an angled mating surface that engages a recessed surface formed in a slot of the bond beam. Mechanical fasteners are used to connect the tee bar to the ingot holder. The angle of the mating surface with respect to the recessed surface of the slot prevents deformation of the bond beam and prevents compromising the integrity of the adhesive bond between the ingot and the bond beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Peter D. Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8402632
    Abstract: A method for crimping an insert to be clinched in a support by means of a placing apparatus having an anvil, in an area where the support comprises superposed first and second panels at a distance from one another, wherein the shank is inserted axially in the support and the anvil is brought up against the distal end of the shank, and the second section is then axially compressed against the anvil to create a securing edge, axial compression of the second section then being continued to create a crimping rim delineating an anchoring groove, in combination with the securing edge, surrounding the second panel, axial compression of the second section then being continued to bring about clamping of the support between the securing head and the securing edge in conjunction with clamping of the second panel between the securing edge and the crimping rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Bollhoff Otalu S.A.
    Inventor: Philippe Gory
  • Publication number: 20130068275
    Abstract: System and method for mounting one or more photovoltaic modules includes one or more flexible rods, including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each of the one or more flexible rods further including an inner core and a first jacket surrounding the inner core between the first end and the second end. The first end is configured to be attached to at least one photovoltaic module using one or more first adhesive materials. The second end is configured to be inserted into at least one hole of a modular rail and attached to at least the modular rail using one or more second adhesive materials. The one or more flexible rods are configured to allow at least a lateral movement in a first direction between the photovoltaic module and the modular rail and support at least the photovoltaic module in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Alion, Inc.
    Inventors: Anders Swahn, Neil MORRIS, Kevin HENNESSY, Thomas Peter Hunt, Paul ADRIANI
  • Patent number: 8381403
    Abstract: There is disclosed a baffle for inhibiting the passage of sound, debris or the like through a cavity of an automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120266956
    Abstract: A mounting assembly (1) for a solar panel, comprising beams (10), pressing blocks (30) and a plurality of anti-slip blocks (40), said beams (10) are paralleled and transversely fixed to installation part outdoors, and the upper portion of said beam (10) is provided with a long groove (101) along the longitudinal direction of the beam, and the opposing side walls of said long groove (101) extended to said groove (101) to form a supporting portion (102), one end of said anti-slip block (30) is slidably inserted into said long groove (101), the other end of said anti-slip block (30) is loaded on said supporting portion (102) and is fixed to the back of said solar panel, and said pressing block (20) is pushed and pressed on the side edge of said solar panel and is fixed to said beam (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Ye, Kaileung Fan
  • Publication number: 20120263544
    Abstract: A jacket assembly guide for assembling a jacket structure is provided. The jacket structure includes a plurality of legs, a plurality of connecting braces and a plurality of node elements arranged on the legs for connecting the braces to the legs. The assembly guide includes a plurality of supporting towers for supporting the plurality of legs such that a supported leg is held in a position corresponding to the position of that leg in the assembled state of the jacket structure. The assembly guide further includes a plurality of connecting devices for releasably connecting one of the legs to one of the supporting towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas OESTERGAARD, Henrik STIESDAL
  • Publication number: 20120258656
    Abstract: Devices and methods for protecting pipe vents from clogging due to foreign matter or creatures are disclosed herein. In one aspect, the invention provides a fitting for use with a pipe vent that includes a cylindrical ring-shaped member having an inner lumen extending therethrough between first and second open ends, an outer sidewall defining an outer diameter, and an inner sidewall defining an inner diameter. The invention further includes a mesh screen fixedly mated to the inner sidewall of the ring-shaped member such that the mesh screen extends across the entire inner lumen to prevent large particle debris from passing through the inner lumen. The ring-shaped member can also include a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to permit liquid drainage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Leo M. Raimondi