Followed By Cutting Or Removing Material Patents (Class 29/527.6)
  • Patent number: 11319817
    Abstract: An airfoil includes a core structure that defines a cooling passage and first and second panels that are attached with the core structure. Each of the first and second panels includes an exterior gas path side, an opposed interior side, and a side edge. The side edge has a bearing portion that defines a bearing surface. The bearing surface of the first panel abuts the bearing surface of the second panel at a bearing interface. There are channels in the bearing portion of the first panel. Each of the channels has a first end that opens to the cooling passage and a second end that opens to the exterior gas path side at one of the side edges. Each of the channels is defined on a side by the bearing surface of the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 11253907
    Abstract: A roll-forming manufacturing method of a roller bearing seal case includes (a) roll-forming, from a cylindrical ring, a first profiled ring having a first section extending along cylinder axis of the cylindrical ring and a second section extending from the first section inward toward the cylinder axis, (b) applying outward pressure to the first section, in direction away from the cylinder axis, to round the first section, and (c) roll-forming a second profiled ring from the first profiled ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Inno-Spin LLC
    Inventors: Maximilian Linder, James Myers
  • Patent number: 11149812
    Abstract: A brake drum for a vehicle includes a friction ring and a drum body. The friction ring has grooves arranged on a radial outer surface along a circumference, and a coating formed on the grooves. The drum body is cast onto the radial outer surface of the friction ring so that the grooves are filled with a material of the drum body. The grooves include first grooves and second grooves. A first axial segment is formed at the friction ring in which the first grooves are introduced so that the first grooves are inclined relative to a first axial end of the friction ring. A second axial segment is formed at the friction ring in which the second grooves are introduced so that the second grooves are inclined in a direction which is opposite to that of the first axial segment. Each of the grooves have undercuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Leander Schramm, Christian Klimesch, Herbert Moeding
  • Patent number: 11131206
    Abstract: An article has a body having: a first face; and a first bevel surface extending from the first face. A plurality of first channels along the first bevel surface extending from the first face. A ceramic coating is along the inner diameter surface and the first bevel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher W. Strock
  • Patent number: 10717252
    Abstract: Provided is an article of cookware and a method of making the same. The cookware has a multi-layer bonded composite wall structure having an inner metal layer and an outer metal layer, and a core layer between the inner layer and the outer layer. The core layer has at least two perforated graphite plates, each plate having a plurality of spaced-apart holes formed therethrough, and at least one intermediate metal element disposed between the at least two perforated graphite plates and extending through the plurality of spaced-apart holes of each of the at least two perforated graphite plates. The at least one intermediate metal element is metallurgically bonded to the inner layer and the outer layer at least through the plurality of spaced-apart holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: William A. Groll, John Watkins
  • Patent number: 10598029
    Abstract: An airfoil includes a core structure that defines a cooling passage, a panel attached with the core structure, and a channel. The panel has an exterior gas path side, an opposed interior side, and side edges. The channel has a first end that opens to the cooling passage and a second end that opens to the exterior gas path side at one of the side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 10562143
    Abstract: A method for reducing regenerative chatter in chip-removal machines wherein a tool head (2) machines walls of a workpiece (1) by means of at least one chip-removal tool and during this machining, the tool head is vibrationally excited and a loose additional mass (mz) is moved by the vibration. The additional mass randomly touches the tool head (2) in first position or randomly has no connection to the tool head (2) in second position, and thus the total mass of the tool head (2) is randomly changed by the amount of the additional mass (mz). This change in mass of the tool head in turn changes the frequency of vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rattunde AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Rattunde
  • Patent number: 10370987
    Abstract: A blade or vane row including a plurality of blade or vane segments (10), each including a blade or vane body (11), being disposed in a rotational direction to form an annular shape and defining a flow path (R) along which working fluid (G) flows. The blade or vane segments (10) each have an end wall portion (12, 13) that faces the flow path (R) and extends in a rotational direction. The blade or vane body extends from the end wall portion, and the blade or vane body is disposed in the flow path (R). Surfaces (15A, 15B) of the end wall portion (12, 13) in the rotational direction each include an inclined portion (16). The inclined portion is inclined so as to extend to a flow path (R) side and downstream in a turn direction of the working fluid (G) that flows along the flow path (R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Yasuro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10343034
    Abstract: A wood-style golf club head includes a strike face and a body that cooperate to define a hollow internal club head volume. The strike face formed from a strike plate having an outer perimeter and a frame surrounding the strike plate. The strike plate is affixed to the frame across the entire outer perimeter. The strike plate and frame define a continuous ball striking surface that has a surface texture characteristic of milling that extends continuously across both the strike plate and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Erik M. Henrikson, Matthew W. Simone, Yujen Huang
  • Patent number: 10297376
    Abstract: A bi-stable pin actuator includes a soft magnetic core and having a first central portion and a second central portion spaced apart from the first central portion. The first central portion has a first passage extending there-through and the second portion has a second passage extending there-through which is coaxial with the first passage. A first coil is wound about the first central portion and a second coil is wound about the second central portion. A pair of permanent magnets are located in the space between the first central portion and second central portion and attached to the core. An armature is movably positioned between and spaced apart from the permanent magnets. A pin is attached to the armature and extends into the first passage and second passages such that movement of the armature results in movement of the pin within the first passage and second passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventor: Joseph C. Church
  • Patent number: 9796058
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing multiple metal turbine engine parts, comprising steps consisting in: a) casting a metal alloy in a mould in order to produce a blank (3); and b) machining the blank in order to produce the parts, characterized in that the blank obtained by casting is a solid polyhedron with two generally trapezoidal opposing sides (30a, 30b), and the parts are machined in the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Patrick Emilien Paul Emile Huchin, Karine Deschandol, Sébastien Digard Brou De Cuissart, Serge Fargeas, Marc Soisson, Anthony Texier, Valéry Piaton
  • Patent number: 9523419
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a torque converter shell is provided to induce favorable residual stress in a direction of a loading condition to improve durability during cycle pressurization. The method includes inducing favorable residual stress on a front cover, an impeller shell, or both the front cover and the impeller shell to improve the durability of these components. The induced residual stresses reduce the stress experienced by these components during operation. The front cover and impeller shell are welded together to form the torque converter shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alfredo Jimenez, James Copeland
  • Patent number: 9149692
    Abstract: A head 2 has a face 4. The face 4 has a plurality of score line grooves 8 and a plurality of fine grooves 10. A depth of fine groove 10 is less than 0.03 mm. A width of the fine groove 10 is 0.1 mm or greater and 0.3 mm or less. A pitch of the fine groove 10 is 0.3 mm or greater and 0.8 mm or less. The fine groove 10 has a first direction extending part d1 extending in a first direction and a second direction extending part d2 extending in a second direction. The first direction is a direction directed to a top blade side toward a heel side. The second direction is a direction directed to the top blade side toward a toe side. The score line groove 8 and the fine groove 10 do not cross each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Shimahara
  • Patent number: 9132475
    Abstract: An object is to provide a mold molding method which can provide a high general-purpose property and can reduce a usage quantity of molding sand. In a method for molding a mold (sand mold) by self-hardening molding sand using a caking additive, the mold is molded by disposing hollow spheres each formed to have no clearance therein among molding sand mixed with the caking additive. Preferably, the hollow sphere may be formed by working two metal plates to semispherical shapes and then connecting the semispherical-shaped metal plates to each other by welding their respective whole peripheries. A specific gravity of the hollow sphere may be 0.5 to 2.0 times a specific gravity of the molding sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke Tomigashi, Yoshikazu Itabashi, Seiji Kubo
  • Publication number: 20150107325
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool for hot-tanning and/or press hardening of a sheet metal material, this tool having a plurality of cooling devices through which a coolant can flow, in order thus to be able to actively cool at least regions of the effective tool surfaces which come into contact with the sheet metal material. According to the invention, at least one cooling device comprises a shell element having an effective tool surface, wherein this shell element has, on its rear side facing away from the effective tool surface, a plurality of separate cooling chambers, through which a coolant can flow, and arranged in each of these cooling chambers is at least one flow guiding element for the coolant. The invention also relates to a method for producing such a cooling device for this tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Bernhard GLUECK, Bernd WOELFER
  • Patent number: 8998316
    Abstract: An improved seating system that includes a blow molded seat back assembly that is fabricated to include a seat back comprising a double walled design having a foreword (14) and a rearward (16) wall wherein there is at least one or more sections comprising a single wall (213). Further, the blow molded seat back may include an integrated reinforcement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Styron Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Padraig J. Naughton, Ashishkumar S. Lokhande, Gulub N. Malunjkar
  • Publication number: 20150089790
    Abstract: A caliper body of a floating-type disk brake includes a cylinder-part constituent part including a cylinder bore into which a piston pressing brake pads against a disk rotor is disposed, a bridge part extending from the cylinder-part constituent part and including a through-hole, and a claw-part constituent part formed on a leading end side of the bridge part and disposed so as to be opposite to the cylinder-part constituent part. In a method of manufacturing the caliper body of the floating-type disk brake, a mold in which sprues are provided in at least two places spaced apart from each other in a disk rotor circumferential direction on a region corresponding to the claw-part constituent part is prepared. Molten metal is poured from the sprues of the at least two places of the mold, and starts to solidify from a side of the cylinder-part constituent part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
  • Patent number: 8992357
    Abstract: A receiving housing of a hydraulic tensioning device for a traction mechanism drive in an internal combustion engine, having an opening that extends along a longitudinal axis for receiving a piston that is implemented for deflecting a tensioning rail of the traction mechanism drive. The receiving housing is a cast component, and the opening comprises an inner contour having an inner surface that comprises at least first segments and inclines for removing the workpiece from the mold in the opening. The second segments include surfaces that are directed into the inside of the opening and are aligned in parallel with the longitudinal axis. A sliding core is also provided that has an outer contour that is complementary to the inner contour of the opening of the receiving housing and fits into the opening. A traction mechanism drive and tensioning device having a receiving housing of this type are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Kastner
  • Patent number: 8978733
    Abstract: A process for producing a rotationally symmetrical cast aluminum component by die casting, which is reworked partially on its inner and/or outer lateral surfaces. At least a part of the lateral surfaces is not treated and is used as a non-positively locking bearing surface for installation in an assembly and also for bracing the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: MAGNA BDW Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Rocco Hahn, Christian Herrmann, Korbinian Niedermeier, Richard Weizenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150034639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a storage container (10), in particular a final disposal container for contaminated materials. So that the storage container can be produced particularly advantageously and substantially without the occurrence of dross, the storage container (10) comprises a container body (12) having a container base (26) and at least one container side wall (28, 30, 32, 34) wherein the container body (12) has a filling opening (16) that can be closed by a container cover (14), wherein the container body (12), at the end of at least one container side wall (28, 30, 32, 34) arranged opposite the container base (26), has a projection (36) that has a wedge-shaped cross section and that is formed on the container inner side, and wherein the wedge-shaped projection (36) thickens due to a slanted portion (38) that extends at an angle in a range from ?10° to ?35° relative to the orientation of the container side wall (28, 30, 32, 34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Steinwarz
  • Publication number: 20150007925
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a metal foam and a metal foam reinforced back plate may be used to provide high-strength and low weight structural elements in portable information handling systems. A method for manufacturing a metal foam may include selectively adding iridium oxide and ceramic particulate to a light-metal allow to create desired mechanical properties of the metal foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Deeder Mohammad Aurongzeb
  • Publication number: 20140375167
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods for manufacturing an even-wall rotor or stator that do not suffer from drawbacks of the prior art. Even-wall rotors or stators produced according to those methods are also provided. In one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a rotor or stator for use in a mud motor is provided. The method includes providing a vacuum chamber; providing a metal electrode at least partially disposed in the vacuum chamber; providing a mold disposed in the vacuum chamber; and melting a portion of the electrode with a direct current arc, the molten metal flowing into the mold ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: David W. TEALE, Robert P. BADRAK
  • Patent number: 8910368
    Abstract: In order to sharpen and harden a corner portion of a score line edge portion of an iron golf club having a plurality of score lines on a face surface within a prescribed range, heat input is implemented on an edge portion of a groove through laser irradiation after the groove is machined and, as a result, the edge portion is hardened and melted to form a rounded corner R. The hardness is set at a Vickers hardness value (HV) of at least 350. The corner R forms a part of a contour line of the edge portion and this contour line is formed to exist between a first circle that contacts the face surface and a side surface of the groove and has a radius of 0.010 inches (0.254 millimeters) and a second circle that is concentric with the first circle and has a radius of 0.011 inches (0.2794 millimeters).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: K.K. Endo Seisakusho
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Myodo, Junichi Amano
  • Publication number: 20140339348
    Abstract: A light weight plate segment configured to be mounted on a disc of a disperser or refiner for comminuted cellulosic material including: a front face having disperser teeth or refining bars; a back face having a raised post surrounding a fastener attachment structure and a raised plate positioning section; side edges of the plate segment; and a radially outer edge and a radially inner edge extending between the side edges; wherein the back face lacks raised structures along the side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ANDRITZ INC.
    Inventors: MIKAEL REHNSTROM, Ismo Ihalainen, Yves Raymond
  • Publication number: 20140298641
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to forming a threaded neck in a metal bottle manufactured by a process known as impact extrusion. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods, apparatus and alloy compositions used in the impact extrusion manufacturing of containers and other articles with sufficient strength characteristics to allow threading the container necks to receive a threaded closure on the threaded neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Siles, Matthias K. van de Liefvoort, Kevin Reed Jentzsch
  • Publication number: 20140259618
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for manufacturing a pressure vessel component. The pressure vessel component may be made from a metal that is cast to produce a gross pressure vessel component. Casting the metal may comprise sintering the metal followed by a hot isostatic press (HIP) process. In other embodiments, casting the metal may comprise pouring molten metal into a mold. Portions of the gross pressure vessel component may have an increased thickness located at predetermined positions on the gross pressure vessel component. These portions may include bosses or other designed features intended for the finalized pressure vessel component. The gross pressure vessel may be indexed to select the portions, and these selected portions may then be machined to produce the final pressure vessel component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HADAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert S. Damus, Dylan Owens, Richard J. Rikoski
  • Patent number: 8814517
    Abstract: In a turbine rotor blade having a platform at an interface between an airfoil and a root, wherein the airfoil and the root include an interior cooling passage formed therein, wherein, in operation, the interior cooling passage comprises at least a high-pressure coolant region and a low-pressure coolant region, platform cooling arrangement that includes: a platform slot extending circumferentially from a mouth formed through the pressure side slashface; a high-pressure connector that connects the platform slot to the high-pressure coolant region of the interior cooling passage; a low-pressure connector that connects the platform slot to the low-pressure coolant region of the interior cooling passage; and a platform cooling cartridge removably engaged within the platform slot, the platform cooling cartridge comprising one or more cartridge cooling channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Edmond Ellis, Xiaoyong Fu
  • Publication number: 20140217223
    Abstract: A cast metal plate segment for a refiner of lignocellulosic material or a disperser of comminuted paper or packaging products, the plate segment including a front side with a front surface configured to refine the lignocellulosic material or disperge the comminuted paper or packaging products, and a back side, opposite to the front side, including a corner or edge, wherein the corner or edge comprises a casted surface between machined planar surfaces adjacent the corner or edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Gingras, Yves Raymond
  • Patent number: 8794921
    Abstract: A platform cooling arrangement for a turbine rotor blade having a platform and an interior cooling passage and, in operation, a high-pressure coolant region and a low-pressure coolant region, wherein the platform includes a topside, which extends from the airfoil to a pressure side slashface, and an underside. The platform cooling arrangement may include: an airfoil manifold that resides near the junction of the pressure face of the airfoil and the platform; a slashface manifold that resides near the pressure side slashface; a high-pressure connector that connects the airfoil manifold to a high-pressure coolant region of the interior cooling passage; a low-pressure connector that connects the slashface manifold to a low-pressure coolant region of the interior cooling passage; cooling apertures that extend from a starting point along the pressure side slashface to a connection with the airfoil manifold, bisecting the slashface manifold therebetween; and a plurality of non-integral plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Edmond Ellis, Daniel Alan Hynum
  • Publication number: 20140179450
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shaft of a pneumatic tool has steps of casting, friction welding and processing. In the step of casting, a hollow section of a first segment and a second segment are respectively prepared. In the step of friction welding, the second segment is connected with a second end surface of the hollow section of the first segment by a friction welding process to form a work-in-process shaft. In the step of processing, an outer surface of the work-in-process shaft is processed to form a shaft. The hollow section is casted to form through holes therein. Accordingly, the weight of the shaft is reduced, the shaft becomes light and the material cost of the shaft is diminished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: AIRBOSS AIR TOOL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-He Chang
  • Publication number: 20140177781
    Abstract: A collimator grid and a method of fabricating the collimator grid are disclosed. The method includes molding a plurality of plates, each plate includes a plurality of grooves in a first surface, a plurality of fin tips in a second surface disposed opposite to the first surface, plurality of ribs on a first pair of peripheral sides, a plurality of first fiducials formed on the plurality of ribs, and a plurality of second fiducials formed on a second pair of peripheral sides. The method includes machining the second surface to form the plurality of fins having predefined dimensions. Further, the method includes stacking the plurality of plates overlapping each other based on the plurality of first fiducials, and machining the plurality of ribs and first fiducials to form the collimator grid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Prabhjot Singh, Garth M. Nelson, Brian David Yanoff, Juan Pablo Cilia
  • Patent number: 8752271
    Abstract: A golf club head, and a method of making the golf club head, with an improved striking surface. The grooves are formed in the strike surface with tight tolerances. The grooves may contain a plurality of portions, including a radiused or angled portion, a portion having substantially parallel walls, and a portion having a v-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Peter J. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8727907
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of manufacturing a golf club head by processing a head base body having a face base surface which becomes a face surface by finishing. The head base body includes a main body portion having the face base surface, and projecting portions which project from the main body portion. The method includes a finishing step of performing the finishing while the head base body is fixed in position by supporting the projecting portions, and a separation step of separating the projecting portions after the finishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Ban, Katsutoshi Kasuya
  • Patent number: 8707543
    Abstract: The process can include obtaining a rectangular aluminum panel size; obtaining a cast aluminum ingot having a length and width housing said aluminum panel size; sawing the annealed aluminum ingot along its length and across its width, thereby yielding a plurality of aluminum panels having said aluminum panel size and a given plate thickness; and cutting the plates across the thickness of the aluminum panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: 9128-5270 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Lavoie
  • Patent number: 8628300
    Abstract: A configuration of cooling channels through the interior of a turbine rotor blade having a platform, wherein the rotor blade includes an airfoil cooling channel that includes a cooling channel formed within the airfoil and an outboard airfoil supply channel. The configuration of cooling channels may include: a platform cooling channel that comprises a cooling channel that traverses at least a portion of the platform, the platform cooling channel having an upstream end and a downstream end; an outboard platform supply channel, which comprises a cooling channel that stretches from a second coolant inlet formed in the root to the upstream end of the platform cooling channel; and an inboard platform return channel, which comprises a cooling channel that stretches from the downstream end of the platform cooling channel to a termination point formed in the root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Bradley Taylor Boyer
  • Publication number: 20130340241
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a one-piece axisymmetric part includes: superposition, around a rotating cylindrical mandrel of at least respectively inner and outer metal-coated composite fibrous structures, wound in first and second crossed directions on the mandrel; arranging, between the crossed inner and outer fibrous structures, at least one layer of metallic wire; then placing a blank of the part, formed by the fibrous structures and the layer of metallic wire, in a tool to apply to the blank a hot isostatic pressing treatment, and to obtain the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Thierry Godon, Bruno Jacques, Gerard Dambrine
  • Publication number: 20130312848
    Abstract: A hydraulic cylinder has a main body portion with a piston bore extending in a longitudinal direction of the main body portion from a first end to a second end of the main body portion. A first cylinder mounting bracket extends in the longitudinal direction and has at least one aperture disposed along the length of the bracket for locating and securing the hydraulic cylinder to a structure. A manifold mounting portion extends in the longitudinal direction of the main body portion and has a first fluid passageway extending in the longitudinal direction from the first end to the second end. Thus, a manifold can be mounted to the manifold mounting portion at one of a plurality of different positions and/or orientations along the length of the hydraulic cylinder while allowing fluid communication between a fluid port of the manifold and the fluid passageway of the manifold mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Garrett Mitchell Maurer, James Richard Prazak
  • Patent number: 8533946
    Abstract: A crankshaft is cast in a mold to define a plurality of pin bearing journals and a plurality of main bearing journals, at least one of each has a hollow section extending therethrough. A single core is positioned within the mold to form all of the hollow sections. The single core may include a cross-section defining an elliptical shape to form hollow sections having an elliptical cross-sectional shape to further reduce the weight of the crankshaft. The hollow sections are each positioned along a path that minimizes stress within the crankshaft. The path may include a non-linear path relative to a longitudinal axis of the crankshaft or a linear path angled relative to the longitudinal axis to bend or direct the hollow sections away from high stress regions of the crankshaft. The non-circular cross section of the core may spiral about its own axis to maximize mass reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Dale Edward Murrish, Mark Helmle, Keith Hart, Maurice G. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20130225318
    Abstract: Embodiments of club heads with grooves are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: John A. Solheim
  • Publication number: 20130107657
    Abstract: A remelting type thread element for a parallel dual-screw extruder and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The thread element includes a body (101) and a nickel-based tungsten carbide spray welding layer (102). Wherein, the nickel-based tungsten carbide spray welding layer is uniformly and eccentrically remelted on the external surface of the body. The manufacturing method comprises a steel billet casting process, a spray welding process, a remelting process and a machining process. The wearing resistance and corrosion resistance of the thread element are superior to the property of the domestic high-speed tool steel; it has reasonable structure, advanced process and low cost. The thread element has high property and price ratio, better social and economic benefit, and wide popularization and application value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8418366
    Abstract: An internal gear manufacturing method capable of manufacturing time reduction and easy core removal, and a metallic glass internal gear manufactured thereby. A carbon core formed into a shape of an external gear is arranged in a thin, long tubular mold of a length equal thereto with a space extending longitudinally therealong. A molten metal material is pressure-injected under a temperature higher than a melting point thereof into the space between the mold and the core. The molten metal material is resolidified by rapid cooling at or above a critical cooling rate thereof together with the mold and the core. After resolidification of the molten metal material, the core is removed by pulverization or dissolution. Along internal gear formed of the resolidified metal material is cut into a plurality of segments of a prescribed length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Namiki Seimitsu Houseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Xinmin Wang, Akihisa Inoue, Yukiharu Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130087242
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bi-material sleeve is provided. The sleeve includes an annular outer sleeve and an annular inner sleeve bonded to each other. The bottom pouring of the outer sleeve is carried out in a casting space delimited by a wall of a first ingot mold and by an outer upwardly moveable wall of a second ingot mold concentric with the first. The moveable wall of the second ingot mold is raised so as to uncover the skin of the outer sleeve which has solidified thereagainst. The bottom pouring and the solidification of the inner sleeve are carried out in a casting space delimited by said skin and an inner stationary wall of said second ingot mold, the bonding of both sleeves being effected by diffusion between said sleeves. Forging and/or machining of one of said bonded sleeves are optionally carried out. A device for using this method and a sleeve produced by this method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Frederic Perdriset
  • Patent number: 8407891
    Abstract: A spark plug orientation method may include forming a spark plug housing by advancing a tool a first distance in a first axial direction into a spark plug bore to create a spark plug seat using a seat forming portion of the tool. The tool may be displaced a second distance in a second axial direction generally opposite the first axial direction to provide a predetermined axial orientation between the thread forming portion of the tool and the spark plug seat. The spark plug bore may be engaged at a first predetermined rotational position and the tool may be displaced in an orbital motion and in the second axial direction at a predetermined rate to form a threading on the spark plug bore providing a starting point of the threading at a second predetermined rotational position proximate the spark plug seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel K Owusu, David H. Shea
  • Publication number: 20130074316
    Abstract: A detent system that includes a plurality of detent recesses formed in a first component, a detent pin that selectively engages at least one of the detent recesses, a linkage connected to the detent pin, and a detent button that is associated with a second component. There is preferably a slot formed in at least one of the detent button and the detent pin, where each slot slidably receives an end portion of the linkage. The detent system is preferably configured and arranged such that applying a force to the detent button to move the detent button in a first direction causes the linkage to move in a second direction, which is different than the first direction, thereby resulting in disengagement between an engaging portion of the detent pin and a relevant one, or more, of the detent recesses. Such disengagement allows for relative movement between the two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Patent number: 8381384
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming aluminum ingot having shaped ends to avoid alligatoring during rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc.
    Inventors: Gyan Jha, J. David Brown, Shridas Ningilcri, Weimin Yin, Randall Bowers
  • Patent number: 8381385
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming aluminum ingot having shaped ends to avoid alligatoring during rolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc.
    Inventors: Gyan Jha, J. David Brown, Shridas Ningileri, Weimin Yin, Randall Bowers
  • Publication number: 20130033976
    Abstract: An acoustic hologram imaging system constructed from a machined housing having folded optics. Various surfaces of the housing are machined to provide a precise alignment to the optical members to be connected thereto, such as a mirror, a lens assembly, a light emitting laser diode, a camera, and the like. A three-part lens is described having different materials with different indexes of refraction in order to provide a desired focus of the light. In addition, an optical spatial filter is disclosed in which, according to various embodiments, all, some, or none of the light passing therethrough is attenuated for recording of the optical image of the hologram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Todd F. Garlick, George F. Garlick
  • Publication number: 20130012773
    Abstract: The invention provides an endoscope having a lens holder, wherein the lens holder comprises a body containing a sintered feedstock and machined surfaces. The invention also provides a method of manufacturing the endoscope which comprises the steps of molding a metal blank by a MIM process, wherein the metal blank is “near net shape” and has a sprue, a post, and optionally an outer shell, machining the inner surfaces and then the outer surfaces of the metal blank to form a lens holder, installing a lens in the lens holder, and assembling the lens holder having the lens into the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Kin Ming Kwan
  • Patent number: 8347499
    Abstract: A method for producing a turbine casing for a rotating machine is provided. The casing is manufactured by a casting process, and is cast in two casing halves which are separated by a parting plane which passes axially through the turbine casing. Each casing half is first cast in one piece in each case, and each casing half is separated into at least two casing sections which are joined together for forming a casing half in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Beate Grzondziel, Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 8336208
    Abstract: A process for producing a cast, coated vehicle wheel utilizing a multi-axis computer numerical control (CNC) machine. The CNC machine allows unique draft angles and unique design elements to be cast from a single metal ingot. The process utilizes a plurality of steps to achieve the desired aesthetic qualities in the wheel including design elements such as colored portions, rivets, logos and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Brock Weld