Metal Fusion Joining Patents (Class 29/525.14)
  • Patent number: 9376217
    Abstract: To provide a jig for forming a sealant layer for a lightning protection fastener which enables to quickly and accurately obtain a sealant layer having a required thickness. A guide jig 30 is used to form a sealant layer 29 around a fastener member 24 that passes through and fastens a plurality of members constituting an airframe of an aircraft, the jig including: a cup 31 including a cavity 33 to be filled with an uncured sealant 28; and a guide that is provided within the cavity 33 and engaged with the fastener member 24 so as to match a center axis of the cavity 33 with a center axis of the fastener member 24.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Yamakoshi, Yuji Asahara, Wataru Nishimura, Takeyasu Tarumi, Noritomo Takata, Jun Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Rikukawa, Tomonori Okumura, Kengo Nomiya
  • Patent number: 9027225
    Abstract: A one-piece back frame including an upper portion, a lower portion and a pair of vertical portions. The upper portion includes a first flange bent downwardly and a second flange bent upwardly to enclose the upper portion. The first and second flanges are brazed or welded to one another, which has the effect of strengthening the upper portion of the back frame and increasing its resistance to forces and moments during front or rear impact. Additionally, a pair of tubes extend through and are connected to upper portion. The tubes are designed for receiving a head restraint, but also serve the additional purpose of further strengthening the upper portion to increase its resistance to forces and moments during front or rear impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Ornela Zekavica, Miodrag Mitch Petrovich, Atsushi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20150086440
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method of manufacturing a tube sheet (7) and heat exchanger assembly for a pool reactor or pool condenser for use in the production of urea from ammonia and carbon dioxide, wherein the method comprises manufacturing of the tube sheet (7) from a carbon steel material grade and providing said tube sheet (7) with corrosion protective layers (8, 9) of an austenitic- ferritic duplex stainless steel grade, wherein the heat exchanger comprises at least one U-shaped tube (13) of an austenitic-ferritic duplex stainless steel grade, the method further comprises inserting at least two sleeves (11) of an austenitic-ferritic duplex stainless steel grade through the tube sheet (7) such that both ends of the sleeve (11) extend in a direction away from the tube sheet (7), the method further comprises connecting the sleeves (11), at least the opposing ends thereof, to at least the protective layers (8,9) of the tube sheet (7) and finally, connecting both ends of the at least one U-shaped t
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Aleida Antonius Scheerder
  • Patent number: 8978230
    Abstract: A beverage bottle handling machine construction method for constructing a beverage bottle handling machine, such as a beverage bottle cleaning machine, a beverage bottle treating machine, and a beverage bottle shrink wrapping machine in a beverage bottling plant and container handling machines corresponding to the beverage bottle handling machine. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Jendrichowski, Ulrich Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 8978776
    Abstract: An expandable tubular to be used within geologic structures and a method of manufacturing thereof has a substantially tubular shaped member with an axis extending therethrough. The tubular member has one or more helical member formed within a wall of the tubular member, and the helical member may be defined about the axis of the tubular shaped member. Further, a plurality of elongated perforations are formed within the wall of tubular member, and the tubular member is compressible from a larger diameter to a smaller diameter. When compressed, the tubular member stores expansive energy within the wall, in which the tubular member may then expand back to a larger diameter when the expansive energy is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dynamic Tubular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery A. Spray
  • Patent number: 8979103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tubular structure (1) that can form part of a motor vehicle axle, comprising at least one first tubular élément (15), at least one second tubular élément (16) and a Connecting piece (61, 62) fixing the first and second tubular éléments (15, 16) by welding, such that the Connecting piece (61, 62) is welded to one (15) of the two tubular éléments (15, 16) by at least one weld bead extending along a line forming said tubular élément (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Peugeot Citroën Automobiles SA
    Inventors: Christophe Cazenave, Francois Le Gourvellec
  • 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: 8979501
    Abstract: For connecting a shaft to a rotating component, especially of a shaft to a turbine wheel of an exhaust gas turbocharger, an intermediate component is provided by means of which the shaft is connected indirectly to the rotating component. The connection between the rotating component and the intermediate component is a form-locking and/or force-locking connection, especially a riveted connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Juergen Bassler, Rudolf Reinhardt, Heiko Steinmetz
  • Publication number: 20150061474
    Abstract: The present invention generally pertains to an enclosure constructed from homopolymer and/or copolymer thermal plastic, preferably polypropylene members and a method of construction therefore. Particularly, such enclosures are utilized in the construction of vending machines, product dispensing machines and the like. The polypropylene members used for the enclosure material are at least partially formed from homopolymer polypropylene, or copolymer polypropylene, or a combination of homopolymer and copolymer polypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Fernando A. Ubidia, Aaron Stein
  • Publication number: 20150056039
    Abstract: An internally threaded post adapted to be fixed to a first shell is provided. The first shell has a boss, and the boss has an opening. The internally threaded post includes a screwing portion and a fixing portion. The screwing portion has a threaded hole, in which an outer diameter of the screwing portion is larger than an inner diameter of the opening. The fixing portion is connected with the screwing portion, in which an outer diameter of the fixing portion is smaller than the outer diameter of the screwing portion, and the fixing portion is fixed in the opening. In addition, an assembling structure having the internally threaded post and an assembling method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Zhang-Rong Jin, Te-Hsiung Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20150053386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an eyebrow coil jacket, a heat control apparatus of a reactor using the eyebrow coil jacket, and a method for manufacturing the heat control apparatus of the reactor. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide an eyebrow coil jacket that is capable of increasing the heat control area of the reactor even when applied to a large-sized reactor so that a heat control amount of the heat control apparatus is improved 20% more than when a half pipe coil is used, a heat control apparatus of a reactor using the eyebrow coil jacket, and a method for manufacturing the heat control apparatus of the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hyun Kyou Ha, Suk Soo Kim, Tae Jung Kim, Jin Kee Lim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Kyung Won Ryu, Joong Chul Lim
  • Publication number: 20150056003
    Abstract: A method of constructing a metal tubular frame structure utilizing a first tubular member and a second tubular member is provided. The method involves utilizing at least one opening in the first tubular member and at least one end tab on the second tubular member that together produce a keyed tubular joint when the second tubular member engages the first tubular member with the tab inserted within the opening. Keyed tubular insert-type joints, keyed tubular miter-type joints and keyed tubular flush-type joints can be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas N. Ludwig, JR., Robert L. Finney, JR., Gregory A. Balnoschan
  • Publication number: 20150041020
    Abstract: A disposable canister filled with sealant liquid has an inner closure for retaining the sealant liquid inside the canister; a compressed-air inlet conduit; an outlet conduit for receiving the sealant liquid when the closure is in an open position; a first portion having one of the inlet and outlet conduits; and a second portion; the first and second portions being joined by a weld to form a tank which holds the sealant liquid in a ready-for-use position by means of the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TEK GLOBAL S.r.l.
    Inventor: Maurizio MARINI
  • Patent number: 8925200
    Abstract: An example method of repairing an airfoil includes the steps of securing additional material to a worn airfoil and limiting movement of the additional material with a guide. The method alters some of the additional material to form a desired airfoil contour. Another example method of forming a portion of an airfoil includes the steps of securing additional material to an airfoil, limiting movement of the additional material with a guide, and altering some of the additional material to form a desired airfoil contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy P. Hasselberg, James J. Moor, David A. Gaudreau
  • 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: 20140361020
    Abstract: A cookware vessel has an upper portion of the surrounding sidewall that is insulated by a cavity to maintain the temperature of the food cooked therein until and during the service of food from the vessel. A highly conductive metal layer, such as a copper layer, extends upward along the inner wall surface adjacent to the inner vessel to spread heat from the bottom of the vessel up the inner sidewall. The copper layer is bonded to the both the inner and outer vessel at the bottom of the vessel and portions of the outer sidewall that would otherwise be overheated by a burner flame and then discolor. In a preferred embodiment, the brazing compound comprises silver to further improve thermal conduction. The copper layer may also extend to the bottom exterior of the vessel to provide an improved means from measuring the temperature of the contents during cooking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng
  • Patent number: 8904620
    Abstract: A metallic housing forming method includes steps as follows: friction stir welding metallic members to form a metallic housing; immersing the metallic housing in an alkali solution to remove contaminants from the metallic housing, and forming a black salt layer on the metallic housing; stripping the black salt layer away from the metallic housing; electro-polishing the metallic housing to dissolve the outermost surface of the metallic housing; anode-oxiding the metallic housing; and sealing and drying the metallic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Yu Tsou, Wei-Jian Dai
  • Patent number: 8882442
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine, especially a blisk or a bling, whereby the component includes a rotor base (12) made of a high temperature-resistant nickel alloy and a plurality of turbine blades (14) joined to the rotor base, whereby each turbine blade includes a rotor blade (16) made of a titanium alloy and a blade root. The blade root is configured as an adapter element (18) that is made of a material that can be welded to the titanium alloy as well as to the high temperature-resistant nickel alloy and that is integrally joined to the rotor base (12) and to the rotor blade (16) fusion. A method for the production of the component is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Smarsly, Joachim Bamberg, Joerg Esslinger
  • Patent number: 8881404
    Abstract: A method of making a seamless edge, metal clad door having foam or polystyrene core, wherein the seam can be welded by cold metal transfer (CMT) welding without melting the polystyrene. The welded seam is appropriately finished by grinding, if necessary, and painting to produce a door with completely seamless edges. The invention encompasses a seamless edge door manufactured by the disclosed process and equivalents thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Signature Hardware, LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. Dowling, William D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8876649
    Abstract: Assuming that a direction in which a first member and a second member are arranged is a first direction and a direction orthogonal to the first direction is a second direction, a welding structure includes: a pressure fit portion; a first cavity; a second cavity; a first weld bead formed between the first cavity and an end of a joining part of the first member and the second member on one side in the second direction by welding the first member and second member while the second cavity is communicated with outside; a second weld bead formed between the second cavity and an end of the joining part on the other side in the second direction; and a cutout groove communicating between the first cavity and the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Uchida, Shingo Iwatani, Go Kuramoto, Jun Kamitake, Shuhei Yamaguchi, Takahito Endo, Shotaro Kato
  • Publication number: 20140290608
    Abstract: A rocker arm for engaging a cam in a valve actuation arrangement includes a latch pin assembly having includes a latch pin, retainer, and biasing mechanism. The latch pin has a pin body with a head and a tail at the second end; the body defining an open volume; the tail having an open mouth in communication with the open volume of the body; and the open volume having a non-circular cross-section. The retainer has a male engagement portion and an outer portion. The male engagement portion is within the open volume of the body through the open mouth. The male engagement portion has a non-circular cross section. The outer portion is non-removably secured to an outer arm of the rocker arm. The biasing mechanism is oriented in the open volume of the body and between and against the latch pin and the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Andrei Dan Radulescu
  • Publication number: 20140261106
    Abstract: A turntable assembled from a plurality of flat sheet metal parts where the sheet metal parts include a series of voids and/or protrusions. The protrusions insert into the voids so that some flat sheet parts are disposed in a vertical orientation and some in a horizontal orientation, the vertical parts substantially perpendicular to the horizontal parts. The flat sheet parts are welded together to create a support structure with the voids and protrusions interacting to align the flat sheet parts within required manufacturing tolerances. One of the horizontally disposed parts has holes therein for attaching the support structure to a hub to create a rotating turntable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan Knapp, Peter McGonagle, Timothy Gonsowski
  • Patent number: 8827370
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly method for forming a seating structure for a vehicle seat, having a cross support (2) and a side support (3). For this purpose the cross support comprises at least one detent means (15), and the side support has at least one complementary detent means (8). During assembly, the detent means and the complementary detent means engage in each other, wherein the side support and the assembly support are positioned substantially perpendicular to each other. The cross support encompasses the side support for the engagement. The invention further relates to a seating structure produced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls GmbH
    Inventor: Ludger Muhlenbrock
  • Publication number: 20140231399
    Abstract: Provided is connection fitting and method. The connection fitting is to connect each of two connection portions of a two-electrode-integrated welding torch unit to each of two attachment ports of a shock sensor unit while fixed to the connection portion using tubular fastening parts, comprising: a tubular fitting body including a first end to be connected to the unit and a second end having a spherical shaft-shaped connection portion with first and second partial spherical surfaces to be connected to the connection portion; a first bearing member having a first sliding surface slidable against the first partial spherical surface; a second bearing member having a second sliding surface slidable against the second partial spherical surface. The second bearing member has a sliding contact portion having an outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the fastening parts and adapted to slidably contact an end surface of the connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Makoto KONDO, Tatsuji MINATO, Tamami MORISHITA, Shinya ONO
  • Publication number: 20140230875
    Abstract: A thermoelectric module may include a fluid-tight housing having at least one thermoelectrically active element arranged therein. The at least one thermoelectrically active element may have a coating. The housing may form an outer encapsulation and the coating may form an inner encapsulation for the at least one thermoelectrically active element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Mahle Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Heinrich Angermann, Tobias Fuchs, Thomas Himmer, Volker Schall
  • Patent number: 8793850
    Abstract: A method for producing a tube with a bent progression or with a bend embodied as a transverse progression. For bending the tube or for each fold of the transverse progression, two miter cuts are made into an essentially straight tube, thus creating two tube sections with miter cut surfaces extending along the cutting planes and a cutting wedge. The miter cuts are placed such that the cutting planes intersect at a point located inside the tube wall, and at this point a bendable bar is left intact connecting the two tube sections. The miter cuts are made such that the cutting wedge first remains in the tube via not-severed or incompletely severed holding points for tube transport. The cutting wedge is then removed and the miter cut surfaces of the two tube sections are folded onto each other around the bar which acts as a hinge and then allows both tube sections to be welded together all around their miter cut surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Witzenmann GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Tubach
  • Publication number: 20140197631
    Abstract: An exhaust system is manufactured in the following manner. Initially, a plurality of pipe sections are put into each other with a clearance fit, so that connecting points are formed, at which two pipe sections overlap each other. The pipe sections then are calibrated at the connecting points, so that a narrow gap is obtained. Subsequently, the connecting points are soldered. The exhaust system thus includes a plurality of pipe sections which are put into each other and soldered to each other. Outer pipe sections of the plurality of pipe sections are calibrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred Blueml
  • Patent number: 8776350
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved spacers for insulated glass units. Certain example embodiments relate to corrugated spacers that extend around a periphery of an IG unit. In certain example embodiments, the spacer includes at least one structured concave cavity. When positioned in conjunction with a substrate, the cavity may be filled with a sealant. In certain example embodiments, the sealant may be a thermoplastic sealant. In certain example embodiments, another cavity may be provided that may accept a structural sealant. In certain example embodiments, the thickness of the corrugated faces of a spacer may be less than the thickness of the shoulders of spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: David J. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140150366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for producing rectangular or square wall elements from flat sheet metal, including determining a length and width of a wall element, providing a flat sheet metal piece incising two longitudinal edge portions to form two incisions to form two tabs for each longitudinal edge portion separated by a respective incision from the remaining longitudinal edge portion, right-angled folding of a respective strip, formed by the incisions, right-angled folding of the tabs parallel to the longitudinal edge at the level of the base of the associated incision, right-angled folding of the longitudinal edge portions along the longitudinal edge, right-angled folding of the transverse edge portions parallel to the transverse edge to form a strip having a width corresponding to the transverse dimension of the tabs, and right-angled folding of the transverse edge portions along the transverse edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: C E S CONTROL ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Igor Harry Schaaf, Paul Mazura, Walter Nicolai, Simon Jocham
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8726610
    Abstract: A crack-resistant member for preventing crack propagation, a method of preventing crack propagation, and method of assembly a tower are provided. The crack-resistant member includes at least one insert attached to at least one removed portion at a predetermined location along a girth weld and adjacent a heat affected zone of the tower. The at least one insert is positioned perpendicular to a weld direction and intersecting the girth weld. The at least one insert prevents crack propagation in the girth weld of the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bill Damon Johnston, George Albert Goller, Colwyn Sayers
  • Publication number: 20140115895
    Abstract: A method produces a component, particularly a body component for a vehicle, or a component composite consisting of several components. The steps include forming a metal plate in a forming tool, particularly in a deep-drawing die, producing a reference marking at a predefined location of the metal plate, rough positioning of the formed metal plate by a positioning device such that the reference marking is situated in a predefined space area, identifying the reference marking of a position recognition device, such as a camera system, the position recognition device generating position data corresponding to the position of the reference marking, positioning of a first fixing element at the location of the reference marking based on the position data by an electronically controlled positioning device, and connecting the first fixing element with the formed metal plate, particularly by welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas HERZINGER, Johann van NIEKERK
  • Patent number: 8689422
    Abstract: A keyboard assembly for a small form factor computer includes a number of keys and associated electrical contacts positioned between the top case portion of the computer and the feature plate. The attachment of the keyboard assembly during the manufacturing process can be accelerated by welding securing fasteners through small holes in the feature plate directly to the top case portion of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: John Raff
  • Publication number: 20140093372
    Abstract: A case assembly includes a plurality of segments, at least one braze joint, and one or more welds. The braze joint connects the plurality of segments together and the one or more welds extend across adjacent segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dana P. Stewart, Edward R. Szela, John H. Finn
  • Patent number: 8684255
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an elongate insert configured to be integrated by CIC in a metal container, including coated yarns bonded together, the coated yarns being formed from metal-coated ceramic fibers. The method includes placing the coated yarns side by side in a bundle and pulling the fiber bundle through a shaping element so as to compact the fiber bundle transversely while forming the fiber bundle so as to have a defined cross section. A metal part incorporating a fibrous insert can be manufactured by the CIC technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: SNECMA, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice Franchet, Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Richard Masson, Louis Salvat
  • Publication number: 20140076083
    Abstract: An integrated member can comprise different members each formed of materials having different mechanical characteristics. A method for manufacturing such an integrated member can comprise an electric resistance welding step in which the first member is press-fit into the second member and the press-fit portion can be electrically energized to achieve the electric resistance welding so as to integrate the first member and the second member. The method can further comprise a carburized layer forming step in which carburizing-quenching and tempering, or carbonitriding-quenching and tempering, is performed on the integrated member obtained in the electric resistance welding step to form carburized layers therein in accordance with the mechanical characteristics of the first member and the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA F.C.C.
    Inventor: KABUSHIKI KAISHA F.C.C.
  • Patent number: 8672816
    Abstract: A weight lifting system includes a handle bar and two weight plates. The handle bar is made of a first material and is attached to the two weight plates by inserting each of two ends of the handle bar in a hole in each of the two weight plates, wherein at least one of the two weight plates comprises a center portion made of a second material and a peripheral portion made of a third material, wherein the third material is different from both the first material and the second material, wherein the center portion comprises the hole, in which one of the two ends of the handle bar is inserted, and the center portion is welded to the handle bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: USA Sports, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Lien
  • Patent number: 8661669
    Abstract: A ducted fan gas turbine engine aerofoil is made by electron beam welding together at least two metal sheets (10) and (12) and electron beam welding that sub assembly via an end to a root that has been manufactured in a separate operation, and then heating the whole to a temperature that will convert the electron beam welds to diffusion bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Ian J. Andrews, David Rugg, Michael J. Wallis
  • Patent number: 8661674
    Abstract: A furnace repair device and method therefore is accomplished by including pipe of suitable length and strength to have at least one swedged end permitting assembly in female to male relationship, which permits a proper securing of the replacement pipe in a desired position in the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Michael P. Metz
  • Publication number: 20140056692
    Abstract: An example turbomachine probe assembly includes a probe body extending along a probe axis from a first sensor end to an opposing second end. An eccentric retention feature is configured to engage the probe body into contact with wall having an aperture that receives the probe body. The eccentric retention feature limits movement of the probe body along the probe axis relative to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Eli Cole Warren, William W. Rice
  • Publication number: 20140033534
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a heat exchanger assembly with an enhanced material system. The enhanced material system includes refrigerant tubes extruded from a high purity AA3000 series alloy billet having about 1% by weight (wt %) Mn and pre-braze treated with either a reactive zinc flux or a mixture of elemental zinc powder and a controlled atmosphere brazed (CAB) flux applied by glass plasma or organic binder, such as an organic binder, fins formed from modified a AA3003 alloy having less than 0.05 wt % Cu and from 1.2 to 1.8% wt % Zn, and header manifolds manufactured from a AA3000 series alloy with a AA4000 series cladding having 0.9 to 1.1 wt % Zn. The enhanced material system may also include a post braze coating and a subsequent organic polymer resin topcoat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas C. Wintersteen, Kurt R. Mittlefehldt
  • Patent number: 8636465
    Abstract: A thermal expansion joint apparatus includes an insert extending through respective first and second components to loosely restrain the first component between the second component and an enlarged head of the insert, thereby allowing thermal expansion of the respective first and second components relative to each other. The insert is secured to the second component by a fastener which can be removed, for example, when the insert is to be removed from the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Durocher, Guy Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 8613220
    Abstract: A water meter enclosure includes a non-metallic cover defining an interior cavity shaped to accept a metering device; a metal ring including threads for connection to a piping system; and an annular lip contacting a distal end of the metal ring to retain the metal ring in spatial relationship between the non-metallic cover and the annular lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Marty Scott Ball, Jeremy Alan McCraven
  • Patent number: 8590150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of joining a hub 11 and a shroud 12 of an impeller 10, either one of which has blades 13 integrally formed thereon, by welding. During the welding, in an upright state in which the hub 11 is placed to face a mount surface, the hub 11 and the shroud 12 are placed on top of each other to form an assembled body 10. Welding is performed on the assembled body 10 covered with a heat insulating jacket 30(a to g), the jacket 30 covering the assembled body 10 except an open region (OP) and an inflow port 14IN required for welding. When welding of one open region OP is completed, a new open region OP is formed by moving the heat insulating jacket 30 with respect to the assembled body, and then the next welding is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Khanhson Pham, Hiroshi Nakajima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8584339
    Abstract: A method for fastening a component to a lower internal wall of a fuel tank includes providing the tank with a fastening point close to the opening of the tank and located on an upper internal wall of the tank, and with one or more reliefs. The method also includes inserting the component into the tank via the opening, and the component is positioned on the lower internal wall with the aid of the one or more reliefs, and creating a mechanical connection between the fastening point and the component with the aid of a support. A fastening ring or disc is welded to the upper internal wall of the tank and is provided with one or more reliefs that enable the rapid and detachable fastening of a part provided with one or more complementary reliefs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Société Anonyme)
    Inventors: Edouard Mbog, Franck Lecrivain
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130291988
    Abstract: A pipe end fitting assembly that includes an outer body having an outer surface, an inner surface defining a first bore, and an end surface, and an inner body having an inner surface defining a second bore and an outer surface. A portion of the inner body outer surface is secured to the outer body inner surface. A passage formed in the outer body includes a first portion extending from the end surface and parallel to the first bore, and a second portion extending from the outer body outer surface to the passage first portion. A pipe end is disposed around and secured to a portion of the inner body outer surface. A jacket is disposed around the pipe and has an end secured to the outer body outer surface. The passage portions are in fluid communication with each other and a space between the jacket and the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Hegler, Andrew James Heaton
  • Patent number: 8567035
    Abstract: A method of fixing, particularly loosely prefixing, at least two components that are to be firmly connected with one another, especially two body parts of a vehicle body that are to be firmly connected with one another, includes the steps of providing a first component on which at least one first form-locking element projecting from the first component is provided, providing a second component which has at least one second form-locking element that interacts with the first form-locking element of the first component, and loosely prefixing the two components by placing them together such that the form-locking elements interlock with one another. As a result, the components are held relative to one another at least in one direction. The at least one first form-locking element is a separate part that differs from the first component and that is connected with the first component only after the manufacture of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann van Niekerk, Sonja Wolf, Robert Donharl, Klaus-Peter Sigl
  • Patent number: 8567033
    Abstract: A method of constructing an articulation joint includes forming a metallic tube with a number of rings formed therein. Springs may be secured to the inside surface or outside surface of the rings to allow the joint to bend in directions transverse to the axis of the springs. A fixture may be used to hold the springs at the correct position within the tube and the springs may be urged toward the rings or vice versa to obtain a good bond between the springs and the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis T. Macnamara