Means To Assemble Or Disassemble Patents (Class 29/700)
  • Patent number: 10160106
    Abstract: In an embodiment herein, a tool is described. The tool comprises an inclinometer configured to determine a first inclination of the tool; and transmit a first indicator to a controller in response to determining the first inclination of the tool. The tool further comprises a controller interface configured to receive a first program from the controller in response to transmitting the first indicator. The tool further comprises a tool head configured to tighten a first fastener based, at least in part, on the first program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajanthan Subramaniam, James Clifford Rose, Jordan James Moreau
  • Patent number: 10099737
    Abstract: A method and assembly station (12) for assembling vehicle body doors (22) utilizes sensing of vehicle body hinge members (26) and door hinge members (28) with the door positioned by a robot (16) to provide assembly with reduced labor cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: UTICA ENTREPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Macri, Mark A. Savoy
  • Patent number: 9848925
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in some embodiments, to locking mechanisms for a fastener (e.g., a bone screw) and associated devices, systems, and methods. According to some embodiments, a lockable bone plate assembly may comprise, for example, a bone plate and a bone screw assembly. A bone plate may comprise, in some embodiments, at least one through hole, the at least one through hole having at least one bone plate hole circumferential recess. According to some embodiments, a bone screw assembly may comprise (a) a bone screw, (b) at least one deployable protrusion, and/or (c) a protrusion driver. The present disclosure further relates, in some embodiments, to methods for bone (e.g., vertebral) fixation. For example, a method may comprise contacting at least a portion of a spine (e.g., cervical spine) of a subject with a lockable bone plate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara Ziolo, Stephen Termyna, John Lovell
  • Patent number: 9849592
    Abstract: A force detector provided between a robot arm and a robot hand detects forces Fx, Fy, and Fz. A robot controller performs a filtering process for the forces Fx and Fy by a first low-pass filter of a cutoff frequency Fc1, moves the robot hand so that the forces Fx and Fy become smaller, corrects a trajectory of the robot arm, performs a filtering process for the force Fz by a second low-pass filter of a cutoff frequency Fc2 having a frequency higher than the cutoff frequency Fc1, performs a threshold value determination for the force Fz, and stops the movement of the robot hand when the force Fz exceeds a threshold value during a fitting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9709276
    Abstract: In a method for installation of a transition duct in a gas turbine engine, a guide structure is positioned that extends in an inclined direction with respect to a gas turbine axis. At least a portion of the guide structure is disposed between a turbine section and a combustor section of the gas turbine engine. The transition duct is engaged with the guide structure such that the transition duct is movable along the guide structure. Motion is imparted to the transition duct along the guide structure in a forward-to-aft direction, to move the transition duct to an installed position in which an aft end of the transition duct is aligned for attachment to a forward face of a stator component of the turbine section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: William W. Pankey
  • Patent number: 9338935
    Abstract: A system and method for removing an electronic component from a substrate is described. In one embodiment, a system includes a heating device to heat a substrate, wherein an electronic component such as a microchip is attached to the substrate by one or more solder connections. A thermally conductive picker head is placed in physical contact with the electronic component to apply tension to the electronic component and draw heat away from the electronic component through a thermally conductive interface between the electronic component and the thermally conductive picker head. This ideally generates a uniform temperature gradient across the solder connections. This will allow the electronic component along with most or all of the solder to be removed from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yvan Bessette, Eric Bouchard, Nicolas Boyer, Camille Dube, Eric Dube, Sarah Turgeon
  • Patent number: 9333606
    Abstract: A device for aligning door hinges of an automatic system that mounts door hinges to a vehicle automatically mounts a plurality of door hinges within a hinge box to upper and lower seats on pillars of a vehicle body conveyed by a conveying unit. The device includes at least one stand frame and a tilting plate that is coupled to the stand frame to tile the tilting plate in an upward and downward direction. In addition, the device includes a tilting cylinder that is vertically disposed with one side hinged to the stand frame and the other side hinged to the tilting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Taeheun Jin
  • Publication number: 20150143696
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling blade sections for forming a blade is provided. The apparatus comprises at least two members (1, 2) movable with respect to each other, said members having respective opposing surfaces (2A, 2B) forming a pressing space for pressing outer surfaces of preassembled blade sections in a transition between the sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: youWINenergy GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Rohden
  • Publication number: 20150135510
    Abstract: A locking system for a connection between two parts, comprising a first part; a second part for connection with the first part; and an interfering member, the member constructed and arranged to permit connection and thereafter, to prevent separation of the parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Manish AGARWAL, Michael JUENKE
  • Publication number: 20150125227
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to convert a rotary machine to a non-rotary machine is provided. The apparatus may include a tool body that engages a rotary head of a CNC mill and a rotation restraint member that is fixed at a stationary position relative to a rotational axis of the rotary head. An arm of the tool body may engage the rotation restraint member to prevent rotation of the tool body. A cutting tool may be coupled to the tool body such that rotation thereof is also fixed. The arm of the tool body may include an elongated aperture that allows for slight pivoting of the tool body and the cutting tool to facilitate chip removal and cutting in opposing directions. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R. Muller, Matthew S. Theobald, Vincent Tiaga
  • Publication number: 20150121682
    Abstract: An exemplary extraction tool assembly includes, among other things, a base having a slot to receive a component held within a fixture. The base is moved to cause the component to move relative to the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Chelsea Brown, Glenn E. Malasmas
  • Publication number: 20150107095
    Abstract: A multi-parts autotransferring apparatus for transferring parts to be mounted in a car body includes: a body configured to be mounted spaced apart from a ground by a plurality of supports; a vertical moving part configured to be mounted at the lower portion of the body to descend; a horizontal moving part configured to be mounted at a lower portion of the vertical moving part to be advanced and retreated in a front and rear direction; front jig parts configured to be each mounted at opposing sides of a front of the horizontal moving part; and rear jig parts configured to be each mounted at opposing sides of a rear of the horizontal moving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Yong Woon LEE, Kum Jong Lee
  • Publication number: 20150107096
    Abstract: An insertion tool includes at least one machining region, and at least one fastening region. The at least one fastening region is configured to couple to at least one tool holding fixture of a handheld machine tool, and has at least two fastening elements arranged substantially into a circle around a drive axis. The at least one fastening region is further configured to be at least substantially free of recesses in a radial direction within the circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Bruno Luescher
  • Publication number: 20150107077
    Abstract: A detachment device especially of use as a material detachment device for detaching installed drywall has a material-engagement portion and a handle portion. The material-engagement portion has a beveled free end. The handle portion has a handle free end, is engaged with the material-engagement portion, and is transverse to the material-engagement portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: John Hanson
  • Publication number: 20150107078
    Abstract: A system and a method for crimping a heart valve prosthesis onto a catheter shaft. The system comprises two components (1, 2) which receive the heart valve prosthesis (12) and are inserted into one another in the direction (14) in order to crimp the heart valve prosthesis (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Andreas Jahn, Eugen Hofmann, Markus Hepke
  • Patent number: 9009936
    Abstract: A belt attachment jig includes a jig body positioned such that a side surface faces a side surface of a pulley, and a belt guide portion located at one end of the side surface of the jig body and protruding along a circumference of the pulley, and having, in a surface on a base side, a holding surface for holding a belt. The belt guide portion being configured to guide the belt onto the holding surface and lead the belt out to a lateral side of the pulley, when fitted in a pulley groove of the pulley. The holding surface has a top at a portion on a side closer to the jig body, and is tilted obliquely downward in radial directions from the top and is curved in an inverted U shape along a lead-out direction of the belt so that an inner circumferential surface of the belt faces the jig body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kunisada, Hideaki Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20150101185
    Abstract: A tube clamp detaching tool comprising a base, a movable member, and a screw stem, in which a fixed jaw is formed at one end of the base, and a holding block protrudes from the other end, the base is provided with an elongated guide groove between the fixed jaw and the holding block, the movable member is pivotal inserted into the guide groove, thereby enabling the movable member to be movable joined to the base, the movable member is provided with a movable jaw, and the movable jaw is positioned relative to the fixed jaw, the screw stem is screwed into the holding block, and one end of the screw stem is pivotal joined to the movable member, the screw stem is used to control back and forth displacement of the movable member along the guide groove, the movable jaw is indented with a first inserting groove to correspond to one side of the fixed jaw, and the first inserting groove is used to contain and fixedly position the first ear piece of the tube clamp, the first inserting groove of the movable jaw is furth
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: WU PI-LIANG
  • Publication number: 20150101187
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) for orienting magnetic elements (14) for assembly on a flexible elongated core member (12) includes a plate (104) for supporting the magnetic elements (14). A plurality of magnetic positioning elements (150) are secured to the plate (104) and are configured to position and orient the magnetic elements (14) to facilitate assembly of the elements (14) on the core member (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Vastostar Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Erickson, Roger W. Frantz, Todd C. Jean, Mark G. Frantz
  • Publication number: 20150096390
    Abstract: In order to position components each including a channel in assembly, provided are a positioning method, which is particularly useful in manufacturing a component using an injection molding technology, and a device to which the method is applicable. Specifically, provided is a channel device, including: a first device including a channel; and a second device including a channel, the channel device being formed by joining the first device and the second device to each other so that the channel in the first device and the channel in the second device communicate to each other, the first device having a plurality of holes along an outer side of an edge of a region of the first device, which is joined to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Makoto Ogusu
  • Publication number: 20150089788
    Abstract: A method is provided for retaining a stack of sheets in a post-processing unit which improves retaining capabilities of a retaining element while retaining a stack of sheets. This method comprises the steps of forming a stack of sheets, providing a wire from a wire source, the wire being plastically-elastically deformable, selecting a retaining element type from one of a clip element type and a stapling element type, determining a wire deforming program for forming a retaining element of the selected retaining element type, forming the retaining element according to the wire deforming program by bending the wire at a number of positions along the wire and cutting the wire, and applying the formed retaining element to the stack of sheets, thereby retaining the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Theodorus A.G. HEEREN
  • Publication number: 20150094153
    Abstract: An interactive toy vehicle system is provided, comprising a plurality of toy vehicles, each including a unique human readable identifier on a decal on a license plate or license plate recess, and an application program, which receives a user input of the unique human readable identifier, generates and retrieves a registration record for the toy vehicle, and, in response to the user input, displays information of the toy vehicle that the user has registered. The application also provides a GUI in which the user interacts with the toy design and modifies components within the constraints of structural parameters, structural rules, and templates that are associated with the toy vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Silverglate, Brian Gulassa
  • Patent number: 8991040
    Abstract: A reusable electronic circuit assembling system facilitates assembly and testing of electronic circuits. The system has at least one baseboard and one or more assembling blocks magnetically or mechanically attached to the baseboard. Each assembling block has at least two electrically connected conductive clips located separately in the opening holes of the assembly block. Discrete electronic components are connected by selectively inserting the electrodes of the to-be-connected electronic components into the clips of the assembling blocks. A complete circuit is constructed by attaching the above block-component assemblies on the baseboard and connecting them in accordance with the desired circuit diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 5eTek, LLC
    Inventor: Erli Chen
  • Publication number: 20150084395
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a suspension mat 1, the suspension mat 1 comprising at least one wire 10 for mounting the suspension mat 1 to a seat frame 100; the method comprising the steps of (a) pushing a plastic tube 20 in a first direction 52 onto an initially straight end portion 12 of the wire 10, while setting free an uncoated outer end 14 of said straight end portion 12; (b) bending said uncoated outer end 14 of said straight end portion 12 to form an uncovered hook 16; and (c) shifting said plastic tube 20 in a second, reverse direction 54 onto said bent hook 16, such that said plastic tube 20 surrounds said bent hook 16 and forms a plastic covered hook 18. The present invention also relates to a suspension mat 1 produced in accordance with said method and an apparatus 70 for manufacturing a suspension mat 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Pedro Joao DA SILVA LOPES, Manuel Antonio DE CASTRO FARIA
  • Publication number: 20150082671
    Abstract: A securing apparatus including a first and second component. The first component has an opening extending along an axis. The elongated member has a piston hole penetrating the first component and aligned with the opening. A piston is located within the piston hole, and is complimentary shaped to sit within the piston. A pressure member is located within the opening, and an activator is configured to coordinate with and extend into the opening. The activator applies a force to the pressure member and distorts the pressure member. The second component, which compliments and mates with the first component, has an engaging surface that coordinates with an end of the piston. The force applied to the pressure member causes the pressure member to distort and apply pressure to the piston to extend the piston outward to interact with the engaging surface of the second component to restrain the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Berkeley Forge & Tool, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bierwith, Robert Katsma
  • Publication number: 20150082608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an auto mounting system of a door hinge for a vehicle and a method thereof, and more particularly, to an auto mounting system of a door hinge for the vehicle and a method thereof capable of automatically mounting the door hinges on side panels of the vehicle using an auto mounting apparatus of a door hinge to automatically mount the door hinges for front and rear doors on the side panels of the vehicle, thereby improving operation convenience due to the minimization of the number of workers, assembling quality, operating ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Hee Lee, Dae Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20150082600
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for aligning at least two cylinders in a parallel manner relative to each other. In a first step, one cylinder is rotated and moved in a parallel manner towards the other cylinder in order to align a first end of the cylinder, and in a second step, the second end of the cylinder is rotated and moved towards the other cylinder in order to align the second end of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Udo Kobusch, Rainer Ehrenberg, Uwe Höwelmeyer, Frank Westhof, Martin Krümpelmann, Frank Gunschera
  • Publication number: 20150074993
    Abstract: Dental prostheses may be manufactured based on electronic models of the prostheses. Manufacturing aids may be used to check manufacturing quality of the dental prosthesis and components thereof. For example, a jig may be used during and after the manufacture of the dental prostheses and systems and methods for using the same. A customized tooth die may be designed and fabricated to fit a dental prosthesis or components thereof in a jig for inspection. A customized jig may be designed and fabricated for inspecting a dental prosthesis or components thereof throughout the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Donne Joseph Warden, Mark Ervin Olsen, Brian Paul Wallenfelt, Michael Craig Marshall, Minh Xuan Nhuyen
  • Patent number: 8978241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for disassembling a wooden pallet by mechanically and automatically removing a pre-selected damaged board from the pallet, comprising a frame intended to be arranged in close proximity with a conveyor and a bi-directional rotating ram assembly mounted within the frame and carrying spikes thereupon. The invention is configured such that the ram assembly is moved into a board-engaging position to enable the spike to puncture and fasten to a predetermined (damaged) board of the pallet, and to thereafter be moved up and away from the pallet in order to remove and separate the board from the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CLM Pallet Recycling, Inc.
    Inventors: Derrick L. Smith, Barry J. Davignon
  • Publication number: 20150069779
    Abstract: An elastically averaged alignment system includes a first component having a first alignment member, an attachment element, and a support element, and a second component having a second alignment member, an alignment aperture, and an engagement surface that engages with the support element. The attachment element includes an attachment portion and an elastically deformable alignment element portion. The elastically deformable alignment element portion is configured and disposed to interferingly, deformably and matingly engage the alignment aperture. The attachment portion includes a hollow tube having a first wall thickness, and the elastically deformable alignment element portion includes a hollow tube having a second wall thickness less than the first wall thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Morris, Jennifer P. Lawall
  • Publication number: 20150068007
    Abstract: A plunger shoe for insertion and removal of plungers in a plunger pump comprises an elongated trough having an enlarged width section at one end. When inserted into the cylinder of a plunger pump, the trough rests within the cylinder and the enlarged width section rests in a corresponding section in the cylinder head. A plunger may be easily slid along the valley of the trough and through the opening in the seal element in the cylinder. A hole in the enlarged width section forms a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth James Conques
  • Publication number: 20150061258
    Abstract: Modifications to an armrest for a wheelchair include the application of a double sided tape, cut to dimensions that fits conveniently onto the undersurface of the armrest for the wheelchair, and which double sided tape has adhered thereto a corresponding metal strip, that provides a permanent metal surface to the underside of the armrest, for application and adherence of a flashlight magnet for holding the flashlight in position during movement by the person using the wheelchair. The light may be directed forwardly, rearwardly, or removed for directing its illumination in different directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Flores, Michael Cravens
  • Publication number: 20150059182
    Abstract: A fabrication machine is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the fabrication machine includes a brake adapted to mechanically cooperate with a wrapper to impart a longitudinal tension to the wrapper by controlling the force required to advance the wrapper, the wrapper comprised of a cellulose-based material. The brake is adjustable to allow selection of longitudinal tension in the wrapper, in various aspects. Various aspects may include a wrapper roll in mechanical cooperation with the brake, the wrapper being drawn from the wrapper roll as the wrapper is advanced. The fabrication machine secures the wrapper at the selected tension about the core to form a structural member, in various aspects. Methods of use of the fabrication machine are disclosed herein. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: David Michael Love
  • Publication number: 20150059179
    Abstract: In an electromagnetic control valve configured to cancel out forces acting on a valve body by differential pressure using a diaphragm, pressure tightness and durability of the diaphragm are improved. A needle-shaped projection is formed on a lower end of a piston section of a valve rod that is a drive shaft. An insertion hole is formed in the center of a diaphragm guide. The center of the diaphragm is stuck on the needle-shaped projection to make it pass through it. The needle-shaped projection is inserted into the insertion hole in the diaphragm guide. An end of the needle-shaped projection is spot-welded. The diaphragm is stuck with the needle-shaped projection to fix it to the valve rod without cutting a base fabric of the diagram. A needle-shaped projection may be formed on the diaphragm guide and an insertion hole may be formed in the valve rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Saginomiya Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Osawa, Ichiro Okawara, Motoyasu Ishiguro, Yuichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20150053849
    Abstract: A sensor package structure includes a sensing die, a light-filtering sheet, and an annular pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet. An active surface of the sensing die has a sensing region and a connecting region around the sensing region. The periphery contour of sensing die is greater than or equal to the periphery contour of light-filtering sheet. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet has two opposite adhesive surfaces and defines an opening. The adhesive surfaces respectively adhere to the connecting region of the sensing die and the inner surface of the light-filtering sheet, and the sensing region faces the inner surface of the light-filtering sheet via the opening. The sensing region is sealed by the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet and the light-filtering sheet. Thus, the instant disclosure provides the sensor package structure with low cost, high capacity, and high yield. Moreover, the instant disclosure provides a production apparatus for manufacturing the sensor package structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Azurewave Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: CHI-HSING HSU, CHING-WEI LIU, CHUN-YU LU
  • Patent number: 8955213
    Abstract: An apparatus and kit for stuffing plush toys and a method of stuffing using the device. The apparatus including a stuffing hopper with an inlet for receiving stuffing, an auger housing located below and in communication with the stuffing hopper, a device located in the stuffing hopper for feeding stuffing from the stuffing hopper into the auger housing and a rotatable auger located within the auger housing to feed stuffing out of the apparatus and into a plush toy casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lionfish Development, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Gordon, Frank Bartleucci
  • Publication number: 20150040400
    Abstract: A method of placing under a protective atmosphere a watch case fitted with its movement, includes: installing the watch case in the housing of a support including a unit for holding the watch and a unit for guiding an actuator acting on a part of the case; introducing the support into a flexible pouch; installing the support in the open pouch in a device for imposing a protective atmosphere; reducing the pressure within such device; closing the pouch containing the support; extracting the support from the sealed pouch of the device for imposing a protective atmosphere; closing the watch case by acting on the actuator via the outside of the pouch in order that it displaces a part of the watch according to the guide unit in order to close the watch; opening the pouch and separation of the actuator from the part of the case on which it acts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CARTIER CREATION STUDIO S.A.
    Inventors: Kéwin Bas, Cyrille Chatel, Jean-Jacques Vuillemier
  • Patent number: 8950071
    Abstract: During the manufacturing of heat-insulated pipes (1) with an inner duct (3) and an outer duct (2) and a foamed insulation (14) arranged in between, the inner duct is placed on a tension member (10). The latter is tensioned between tensioning means by means of a tensile force, such that it runs straight and that the inner duct is held straight. The latter is held on centering elements (16, 17) which are spaced from one another in a defined way by means of spacers (18). In this straight position the inner duct may be surrounded with foam inside of the outer duct, without needing spacers between the ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Brugg Rohr AG Holding
    Inventor: Karl Knecht
  • Patent number: 8950648
    Abstract: Apparatus for assisting in weld assembling a box column from a tack-welded pre-assembly of planar plate components. The apparatus features (1) an elongate frame defining a rotational-assembly axis, and (2) plural pre-assembly-receiving, rotational support structures mounted at spaced locations on the frame—each support structure including (a) an openable/closable yoke possessing a collar-reception zone, (b) an openable/closable collar rotatably receivable within this reception zone, and possessing a central throughpassage having a cross-sectional configuration which is larger than that of a box-column which is to be assembled, and (c) a pair of removably-collar-attachable, throughpassage clamping shoes for forming cooperatively, within the collar throughpassage, a window for complementarily, receiving extension therethrough of a box-column pre-assembly's cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ConXtech, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20150033549
    Abstract: The invention concerns a processing machine for machining processing of a workpiece, wherein the processing machine has a stand which supports a motor spindle for the rotative drive of a tool, the motor spindle being movable and positionable along a guide, wherein stand feet are arranged on the side of the stand, with which the stand is supported on a bottom support, for example, a foundation, and the motor spindle is arranged on a motor spindle carriage, and the motor spindle carriage is movable and positionable on the guide, wherein at least the lower end of the motor spindle carriage can be positioned below the stand feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: H.C. Burkhart Grob
  • Publication number: 20150033537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for locking and/or unlocking a power battery under a vehicle chassis, comprising a plurality of tools, each of which includes elements for aligning said tool relative to the battery along a longitudinal axis and along a transverse axis, elements for bearing against the underside of the chassis and enabling balancing, and locking and/or unlocking elements for actuating an attachment bolt between a locked configuration, in which the battery is locked under the chassis, and an unlocked configuration, in which the object is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: RENAULT s.a.s
    Inventors: Jacques Poillot, Gilles Mulato, Stephane Trentin, Bruno Escande
  • Publication number: 20150033548
    Abstract: A garbage disposal installation tool is provided that is adapted to support a garbage disposal from its upper opening and through the sink drain, whereby the disposal unit is supported from above while the installer secures the unit to the sink drain. The device comprises a tool body having an elongated, threaded rod with an upper end and a lower end. The upper end comprises a handle, while the lower end comprises a pivotable garbage disposal support member adapted to support the disposal unit from its upper opening and from the interior thereof. Along the threaded rod is a sink drain bridge element that is adapted to bear against the upper surface of a sink drain and support the tool body and the disposal unit therefrom. The bridge element is threaded to the elongated rod and positionable along its length to elevate the disposal unit by rotating the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Dionne, William Lamphere, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150034637
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the device comprises: a flange having an at least approximately trapezoidal tapered section; a counter-flange having a shape complementary to that of said flange (1); and clamping means for clamping said flange and said counter-flange one in the direction of the other, interposing the edges of said elements shaped at least partially in the shape of said counter-flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: François Durand, Xavier Bertrand, Javier Sistac-Meler, Benoit Leclercq
  • Publication number: 20150033533
    Abstract: A camshaft variable timing unlocking device for mounting to a camshaft variable timing mechanism which has internal passages in which compressed air is introduced to unlock a spring loaded lock pin. The camshaft variable timing device is than rotated counterclockwise/retard by mechanical means to any position relative to the crankshaft centerline. Accurate piston to valve clearance of both intake and exhaust valves can be checked and verified for racing and/or other high performance applications. The camshaft variable timing mechanism can be unlocked without any damage to the internal spring loaded lock pin mechanism allowing it to be reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: MS RACING COMPONENTS, LLC
    Inventor: MICHAEL SCANO
  • Publication number: 20150033535
    Abstract: A removal device (121, 221) for removing and disposing of a pen needle (113, 213) connectable to a drug delivery device (111, 211) includes a body (123, 223) having a cavity (141, 241) for receiving the pen needle of the drug delivery device such that a patient end (116, 216) of a needle (115, 215) of the pen needle is covered by the body. An ejector (151, 251) is movably connected to the body (123, 223) for engaging the received pen needle (113, 213) and selectively ejecting the engaged pen needle from the body. The pen needle (113, 213) is securely retained within the removal device (121, 221) without exposing the needle (115, 215) of the pen needle until the pen needle (113, 213) can be properly disposed of, such as in a sharps container, thereby substantially preventing an accidental needle stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 8943658
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a tampon includes a pushing-member inserting mechanism that inserts a pushing member into an accommodating cylinder through a leading-end opening; and a tampon main body inserting mechanism that inserts a tampon main body into the accommodating cylinder from side including a cord through the leading-end opening; a drive section connecting the guide tube and the accommodating cylinder by moving one of the guide tube and the accommodating cylinder towards other one and thus contacting the guide tube and the leading-end part of the accommodating cylinder; a pressing part pressing the tampon main body inserted into the guide tube so as to insert the tampon main body into the accommodating cylinder connected to the guide tube; and an air suction device sucking air from rear-end side of the accommodating cylinder in a case where the tampon main body is inserted into the accommodating cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shinobu Seki, Hideki Onishi, Masashi Hosokawa
  • Publication number: 20150026979
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for removing a turbine bearing or a bearing segment of a preferably stationary turbo engine, having a housing that may preferably be split in half while the housing is closed. The method includes: supporting the rotor to relieve the turbine bearing of the weight of the rotor, fastening a support plate to a turbine bearing housing, attaching two parallel, rail-like supports to the support plate and fastening a cross-beam to ends of supports, fastening a counter-bearing plate having at least two push/pull rods to the turbine bearing housing, and fastening the push/pull rods to the turbine bearing and detaching the fastening of the turbine bearing from the turbine bearing housing and pulling the turbine bearing located in the operating position thereof out of the turbine bearing housing with the aid of the push/pull rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Dirk Muller
  • Publication number: 20150022598
    Abstract: A cartridge assembly includes a plurality of ink cartridges each having a cartridge case that holds ink therein, and at least one connecting member that connects the plurality of ink cartridges together in a connection direction. The ink cartridges connected by the at least one connecting member are movable relative to each other in the connection direction of the ink cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Yuichi URABE
  • Publication number: 20150020381
    Abstract: A plunger installation and retrieval tool incorporates a magnet which magnetically supports a fluid lift plunger during insertion into or retrieval from a lubricator on a natural gas wellhead. The magnet is housed in a magnet holder suspended from an elongate hanger member the upper end of which is connected to a hanger support. An actuating rod slidably extends through the hanger support and through bores in the magnet and magnet holder, such that a downward force applied to the actuating rod will cause the lower end of the actuating rod to project below the magnet and break its magnetic bond with the plunger, thus releasing the plunger from the tool. The tool may be provided with a cylindrical skirt fitting closely around the upper end of the plunger to prevent laterally loading that could break the magnetic bond during plunger insertion and retrieval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Fourth Dimension Designs, Ltd.
    Inventors: Murray Ray Townsend, Cal Whibbs
  • Publication number: 20150020363
    Abstract: Gasket insertion apparatuses with bendable arms that provide quick, safe and efficient alignment and installation of gaskets between opposing flanges of a flange assembly. Methods to install gaskets between opposing flanges by aligning gaskets within a flange assembly using alignment arms of an insertion apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Leary, Margaret Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20150020370
    Abstract: An apparatus for removably attaching dealer tags to various vehicles, comprising two or more mounting devices, each comprising a center portion with a mounting hole for mounting the device on the vehicle's tag or license mounting structure using a screw or bolt or similar mounting means. At one end of the device is a mounting post supported by a mounting post support with a ridge, protrusion, or indentation on two opposing sides. The mounting post support is flexibly attached to the center portion, and can be bent around and removably attached to the center portion by means of inserting the ridge or protrusions into corresponding holes or slots in the sides of the center portion. The other end of the device comprises a flexible arm or structure with a hole adapted to fit over the mounting post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Dennis Brandon