Means To Assemble Or Disassemble Container And Fluid Component Patents (Class 29/801)
  • Patent number: 8991023
    Abstract: A Push To Connect (PTC) fitting cartridge for connecting to a pneumatic device, such as, an air brake or a height control valve, the PTC fitting cartridge including at least one protrusion positioned on an outer surface of the PTC fitting cartridge, which is provided to interact with an undercut positioned on an inner surface of a port. The undercut interacts with the protrusion to substantially eliminate stress on the surrounding material to reduce the chance of fraction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Corporation
    Inventor: Victor A. Plath
  • Patent number: 8887968
    Abstract: An apparatus for capping a jar includes a plastic flat plate having a top and a bottom and a depending skirt with internal threadings and a hole in the flat plate. A measured liquor pouring spout inserted through the hole in the plate has a channel for flow of liquid and a cap sized and shaped to cover a liquor bottle with a lower skirt that abuts the top of the flat plate. The spout has a lower stem with a first radial flange under the cap abutting the top of the flat plate and a second radial flange under the cap spaced below the first radial flange. A gasket on the lower stem below the flat plate closes portions of the hole that surround the lower stem and secures the stem in position by fitting between the second radial flange and the bottom of the flat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Call
  • Patent number: 8857295
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for pretreating sample that can unplug a rubber-plugged sample tube and a resin-plugged sample tube in one unplugging unit. The system for pretreating sample includes a sample rack on which a plugged sample tube can be mounted, a conveyor line for conveying the sample rack, and an unplugging unit that has a clamp device for holding the plugged sample tube at the time of unplugging and a plug chuck device for chucking the plug of the plugged sample tube held by the clamp device and unplugging the sample tube. The plug chuck device can unplug both the rubber-plugged and resin-plugged sample tubes. More specifically, the plug chuck device has a combination of an unplugging chuck having a suitable shape for unplugging the rubber-plugged sample tube and another unplugging chuck having a suitable shape for unplugging the resin-plugged sample tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Tsujimura, Kazuhiro Noda
  • Publication number: 20140223720
    Abstract: A marker-making kit for assembling a marking device having a user-determined mixture of marking solution is provided. The kit includes a base unit coupled to a marker positioning mechanism and a press mechanism. A mixing tube holder secures a mixing tube used for collecting a desired amount of one or more marker fluids. A mixed marker solution is combined, including any number of different colors of marker fluid, and used to saturate a marker reservoir. The saturated reservoir may then be transferred to a maker barrel positioned near the press mechanism. By applying an amount of force with a marker compression arm, a completed marker is secured, enclosing the marker reservoir inside a marker barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Henry, Joseph Moll, James Allen
  • Patent number: 8783287
    Abstract: A baffle has a sidewall and an interior space sized to receive the in-tank pump. The sidewall is formed of a flexible material so as to be longitudinally compressible. The compressibility of the sidewall allows the baffle to be mounted in fuel tanks of varying depths. The baffle is used in a method for mounting an in-tank fuel pump in a fuel tank. The method includes the steps of cutting a hole in a top wall of the fuel tank, inserting the baffle into the tank through the hole, compressing the sidewall of the baffle so that the baffle extends between the top and bottom walls of the tank, installing the in-tank pump in the interior space of the baffle and installing a cover plate over the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Aeromotive, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Matusek, Shawn D. Wessol
  • Patent number: 8677594
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus for performing the method, is provided for the purpose of forming and inserting seal pieces into a container cap of a type which comprises an integral cup-like member having a top panel, a skirt depending from the top panel, and a plurality of cap lugs formed in the rim and extending partially inward from the rim. A supply strip of flexible seal material is directed into proximity to the inserting stations and precisely cut seal pieces from the strip are inserted into the caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dayton Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven T. Cook
  • Publication number: 20130312262
    Abstract: Systems, methods and structures for remanufacturing inkjet printer cartridges and inkjet printer print heads by removing the print head and adhesive holding the print head to a used inkjet printer cartridge, preparing the cartridge housing for a new print head by routing out the used print head and used adhesive to create a new mounting surface for new adhesive and a new print head, placing the adhesive and new print head on the new mounting surface, curing the adhesive and assembling a re-manufactured cartridge from the cartridge housing having a new print head positioned thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Wazana Brothers International, Inc. d/b/a Micro Solutions Enterprises
    Inventors: Yoel Wazana, Sagie Shanun, Joda Paulus
  • Patent number: 8528194
    Abstract: It is described an apparatus for removing a flexible film seal (12) from a tubular specimen container (3), comprising a vertical mounting shaft (5) upon which is mounted a holding member (6) for a head assembly (9) having a cavity (13) and pinch means (14, 15). There is provided driving means for causing coupling motion of said head assembly (9) and said specimen container (3) towards each other to receive the seal (12) into said cavity (13), then operating said pinch means for pinching the flexible film seal (12), and finally causing removing motions of said head assembly (9) and said specimen container (3) away from each other to remove the flexible film seal (12) from the head of the specimen container (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Inpeco Holding Ltd.
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 8407879
    Abstract: In a method for assembling a dispenser/applicator, a closure/applicator is assembled over an applicator body. The applicator body contains a body of personal care product. A seal is applied over the closure/applicator. A cap is assembled over the closure/applicator. The closure/applicator may be installed with a plurality of pins protruding through apertures in the closure/applicator. The pins may guide an end of an elevator screw into a complementary boss of the closure/applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Plastek Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John S. Glaspell
  • Patent number: 8402643
    Abstract: A gas cartridge loading mechanism has a sensor member movable toward a collar retaining portion and mounted to undergo pivotal movement between a locked position and an unlocked position, and a stopper configured to prevent movement of the sensor member when the sensor member is disposed in the locked position and to allow movement of the sensor member when the sensor member is disposed in the unlocked position. The sensor member is configured to move in the locked position when a gas cartridge is set with improper orientation, and to move in the unlocked position when the gas cartridge is set with proper orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Takeshi Sasajima, Michihiro Iida
  • Patent number: 8307541
    Abstract: An assembly for placing an insert into communication with an analytical chemical instrument having a first portion of tubing and a second portion of tubing includes a clamp arm assembly having first and second opposable clamp arms and a first fitting subassembly in communication with the first portion of tubing and configured to engage a first portion of an insert, wherein the first fitting subassembly is received within the first clamp arm. The assembly further includes a second fitting subassembly in communication with the second portion of tubing and configured to engage a second portion of the insert, wherein the second fitting subassembly is moveably received within the second clamp arm and biased in a direction toward the first fitting subassembly. Further included is an actuator assembly configured to move the second clamp arm toward the first clamp arm to secure the insert between the first and second fitting subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Optimize Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas W. Ford, Robert DeLine
  • Publication number: 20120266458
    Abstract: A tool, method and system are provided adapted to remove a gasket from a glad hand fitting, and also to vent pressurized air from between two coupled glad hand fittings. A tool is provided with an angled tool head, adapted to be received in a glad hand fitting and to be positioned against a surface of the guard arm of the glad hand. The tip of the tool head is positioned against the gasket and the tool is pivoted against the glad hand to bias the gasket out of the recess in the glad hand fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Strato, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Foxx, Edgardo Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20120222279
    Abstract: A hypodermic needle extraction device for removing a hypodermic needle from a syringe having a syringe body and a luer, the device including at least one guide rod disposed with the device, a carriage assembly having a carriage slidably mounted on the guide rod, and a needle extraction assembly configured to grasp the needle such that the needle is separated from the syringe body as the syringe body and needle are urged apart. 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: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: GARY E. MILLER, SCOTT AARON MILLER
  • Publication number: 20120216403
    Abstract: The present invention provides a loading element for reversibly coupling a microfluidic or nanofluidic cartridge to a processing apparatus wherein the loading element comprises: (a) a first connector part comprising a first set of air inlet ports and a first set of air outlet ports; (b) a second connector part comprising a second set of air inlet ports and a second set of air outlet ports; and (c) a guide part configured to guide the cartridge into reversible coupling with the loading element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: ITI SCOTLAND LIMITED
    Inventors: David Thomson, Jonathan Salmon
  • Patent number: 8234784
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for extending the life of a booster valve in an automatic transmission. The booster valve commonly resides in the pump stator body and is modulated by reverse oil pressure and pressure control solenoid pressure signals. Pressure signals from the reverse oil pressure and the pressure control solenoid force a booster valve piston towards a pressure regulator valve piston also generally residing in the pump stator body. The booster valve piston slides inside a booster valve sleeve, and over time, the booster valve sleeve wears and the performance of the booster valve degrades or fails. The present invention replaces an original inner booster valve spring with a longer (or in some cases shorter) replacement booster valve spring to shift the operating range of the booster valve piston to an unworn portion of the booster valve sleeve to extend the life of the booster valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Steven W. Younger
  • Patent number: 8209854
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank equipped with an internal accessory such as a liquid/vapor separation capacity for a venting system according to which: a parison is molded by blow molding or thermoforming, the accessory is equipped with a metal part and is fastened to the internal wall of the tank at the same time as it is molded, the tank is removed from the mold and the position of the metal part is located, and an opening is made in the wall of the tank depending on the position of the metal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
    Inventors: Alex Blieux, Fabrice Laborde
  • Patent number: 8201323
    Abstract: A hypodermic needle extraction device for removing a hypodermic needle from a syringe having a syringe body and a luer, the device including at least one guide rod disposed with the device, a carriage assembly having a carriage slidably mounted on the guide rod, and a needle extraction assembly configured to grasp the needle such that the needle is separated from the syringe body as the syringe body and needle are urged apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Gary E. Miller, Scott Aaron Miller
  • Patent number: 8201314
    Abstract: A hypodermic needle extraction device for removing a hypodermic needle from a syringe having a syringe body and a luer, the device including at least one guide rod disposed with the device, a carriage assembly having a carriage slidably mounted on the guide rod, and a needle extraction assembly configured to grasp the needle such that the needle is separated from the syringe body as the syringe body and needle are urged apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventors: Gary E. Miller, Scott Aaron Miller
  • Patent number: 8181348
    Abstract: In one example, a fluid dynamic bearing motor having a shield member is provided. In one example, the method includes disposing a first member and a second member for relative rotation about an axis of rotation. An annular shield member is attached to the first member, the shield member disposed adjacent a fluid reservoir for containing a bearing fluid. The reservoir is filled through an aperture (e.g., a fill hole) in the shield member. Thereafter, the aperture is at least partially sealed. The aperture may be hermetically sealed via one or more laser pulses. In other examples, a two piece shield is provided for shielding a reservoir without a fill hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Troy M. Herndon, James S. Lee, Jeffry A. Leblanc, Robert A. Nottingham, Norbert S. Parsoneault, Thaveesinn Vasavakul, James S. Bowdoin, Christopher M. Woldemar, Jerry J. Weingord
  • Publication number: 20110302888
    Abstract: A container (20) has a body (22) having a body opening (40). A spout fitment (24) is mounted within the body opening. A cap (26) has: a sidewall (120); a web (122) enclosing an upper end of the sidewall; a flange (124) extending outward from the sidewall; an external thread (132) along the sidewall below the flange; a removed condition disengaged from the body and spout fitment; and an installed condition threadingly mounted by the external thread to at least one of the body and spout fitment. In the installed condition, a perimeter portion (128) of the flange is below a rim (110) of the spout fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: PLASTEK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alex S. Szekely, Peter A. Piscopo
  • Patent number: 7950127
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a precision injection molding of multi-piece parts and the subsequent handling and assembly of those parts produced from the mold. In an exemplary embodiment, a surgical suture package with a top part and a bottom part is molded and assembled. In such a method and system, the top parts and bottom parts are first molded utilizing a family mold and then are transferred to a stacker. The stacker is able to stack the top part and bottom part on top of one another on a pallet. The parts are then transported to a welder in order to weld the top part and bottom part together. The completed surgical suture packages are then transferred to a magazine for storage and shippage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Alltrista Plastics, LLC
    Inventors: Lynn Howe, Glynn Clements, William Torris
  • Publication number: 20110088256
    Abstract: A gas cartridge loading mechanism has a sensor member movable toward a collar retaining portion and mounted to undergo pivotal movement between a locked position and an unlocked position, and a stopper configured to prevent movement of the sensor member when the sensor member is disposed in the locked position and to allow movement of the sensor member when the sensor member is disposed in the unlocked position. The sensor member is configured to move in the locked position when a gas cartridge is set with improper orientation, and to move in the unlocked position when the gas cartridge is set with proper orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sasajima, Michihiro Iida
  • Patent number: 7849597
    Abstract: A method (100) and an apparatus for manufacturing a heat-dissipation device (10) with a vacuum chamber and a working fluid therein are disclosed. The method includes the following steps: vacuuming a hollow metal casing (12) through a first open end (121) thereof until an interior of the casing reaches a predetermined vacuum degree; sealing the first open end; filling a predetermined quantity of working fluid into the casing through a second open end (123) thereof; and sealing the second open end. The apparatus includes a vacuum pump, a liquid-storage tank and a set of processing device, as used respectively for the above vacuuming, liquid-filling and sealing steps. By this apparatus, the heat-dissipation device can be manufactured at a same place without the requirement to shift the casing from one place to another place during the manufacture of the heat-dissipation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tay-Jian Liu, Chao-Nien Tung, Cheng-Chi Lee, Chuen-Shu Hou
  • Patent number: 7832078
    Abstract: A process for making a medicinal vial in which a vial and a closure are moulded in parallel in respective vial and closure moulds, then the closure and vial are automatically assembled together, all in a sterile environment. An apparatus for performing this process is also provided. By the process and apparatus of the invention sealed vials with a sterile interior may be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Aseptic Technologies S.A.
    Inventors: Jacques Thilly, Christian Vandecasserie
  • Patent number: 7784167
    Abstract: A carrier is configured to hold a container having a door mounted for reciprocation between opened and closed positions. The carrier includes a body adapted to receive the container as well as an extension coupled for reciprocal movement with respect to the body. The extension is adapted for engagement with the door of the container, and the reciprocal movement of the extension is adapted to reciprocate the door of the container between the opened and closed position. A container system including a container and the carrier is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Panek, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100043474
    Abstract: A portable evaporative cooling system having a misting apparatus has a fan generating an air path and a spraying apparatus dispersing water in the air path. A water container has an elongate body wherein the water container has a cross-sectional profile that at least partially approximates a cross-sectional profile of the misting apparatus. The misting apparatus selectively slidingly engages at least part of the cross-sectional profile of the water container, therein selectively securing the fan inside the water container. A lid is in selective cooperative engagement with the open end of the water container and has an access port therethrough. In a first configuration, the lid encloses the misting apparatus within an interior region of the water container, and in a second configuration, the misting apparatus is operatively coupled to an external portion of the lid, wherein the misting apparatus draws water through the access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher J. Strussion
  • Publication number: 20090293351
    Abstract: A container, in which a quantity of water can be accommodated, comprises a base, a peripheral wall that is upright with respect to the base, a water barrier provided within the peripheral wall and extending towards the base, an insertion opening in which the stem or stems of plant products, such as flowers, can be accommodated in such a way that these have access to the quantity of water, as well as retaining means for retaining the stems. The retaining means are designed for holding the stems pressed down in the direction of the base under preloading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: PAGTER & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Janus Adriaan Willem De Pagter, Simon Eduard Niekolaas, Jeroen Johan Bruijns
  • Publication number: 20090294481
    Abstract: An inverted dispenser for a squeezable bottle is provided. The dispenser includes an outer portion having a frusto-conical body with a cavity extending therethrough. A lip extends circumferentially around the frusto-conical body. The dispenser also includes an inner portion having a cylindrical faceplate that includes a spout extending axially from a center of the faceplate. The inner portion is positioned within the outer portion such that the inner portion faceplate is positioned within the outer portion lip. The inner portion is further positioned such that the spout is in fluid communication with the cavity extending through the outer portion. In one embodiment, the inverted dispenser is formed with the outer portion and the inner portion molded as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Craig R. Sawicki
  • Publication number: 20090183581
    Abstract: A container for storing a biological sample is disclosed. The container includes a first chamber having a sidewall extending between an open end and a closed end, defining a first chamber interior adapted to receive a sample holder therein. The container also includes a second chamber having a sidewall extending between an open end and a closed end, defining a second chamber interior adapted to subsequently receive the sample holder therein. The second chamber interior is in fluid isolation from the first chamber interior. A removable closure encloses at least one of the open end of the first chamber and the open end of the second chamber while the sample holder is disposed within one of the first chamber interior and the second chamber interior. A first fluid may be disposed within the first chamber interior, and a second different fluid may be disposed within the second chamber interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby, Clinton A. Haynes, Robert G. States, III
  • Publication number: 20090183709
    Abstract: In an engine air cleaner, a suction opening (50) communicating with outside air and a discharge opening (16) communicating with an engine (E) are provided in an upper cover body (11) of a cleaner cover (10), a cleaner element unit (Ue) for cleaning the outside air sucked in via the suction opening (50) is housed within the upper cover body (11), and a skirt wall (11a) of the upper cover body (11) in the vicinity of the suction opening (50) extends further downward than the suction opening (50). This prevents raindrops running down the outer face of the cleaner cover body (11) from being sucked into the interior of the air cleaner via the suction opening (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kubo, Shingo Yoneda, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Yasunori Matsubara
  • Publication number: 20090090725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a reservoir, in particular a cryogenic reservoir, provided with two concentric envelops (1, 3), i.e. the internal (1) and external (3), respectively, defining an interwall space (2) therebetween, wherein said internal space (2) is exposable to a reduced operational pressure and the internal envelop (1) is exposable to an internal positive process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Alain Ravex, Laurent Allidieres, Jean-Paul Bacca
  • Publication number: 20080302797
    Abstract: Containers and methods of making them are disclosed. The containers comprise a closure system comprising a fixed element and a removable closure element. The containers may be constructed to improve sanitary conditions of the dispensing portion and allow for easier opening with the ability to be reclosed, over a conventional container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: EVAN IRA PHILLIPS
  • Patent number: 7430804
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a heat pipe, including the steps of: providing a hollow body with an open end and an opposite close end; filling a predetermined quantity of working fluid into the hollow body through the open end thereof after an interior of the hollow body having been evacuated to a predetermined vacuum degree; and sealing the open end of the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuen-Shu Hou, Chao-Nien Tung, Tay-Jian Liu
  • Publication number: 20080202595
    Abstract: The bursting disc assembly has a primary bursting disc (10) and a secondary bursting disc (20) immediately behind and supporting the primary bursting disc. Each of the said discs (10,20) is made of metal and is gas impermeable, and the bursting strength of the assembly is derived from both of the bursting discs acting in combination. The primary and secondary bursting discs are in contact over the whole of the operating area of the disc, and are shaped together as a pair The materials of the two discs can be chosen suitably for their functions. The primary disc is for example corrosion-resistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Graeme Melrose, Russell Trotter
  • Patent number: 7398594
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing extensible plastic elastomer seals from openings of bottles or other glass containers is provided. Aerodynamic pressure drop in a compressed air jet is used. Due to constriction of the air stream caused, either by the incidence of the net on the edge of the openings of said bottles or containers, or by the presence of an appropriate convex surface before of the seal, the containers are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Ribi Pack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Guido Ribi
  • Publication number: 20080131261
    Abstract: A method of assembling a gas turbine engine is provided. The method includes coupling at least one turbine nozzle segment within the gas turbine engine. The at least one turbine nozzle segment includes at least one airfoil vane extending between an inner band and an outer band that includes an aft flange and a radial inner surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Eric Alan Estill, James Harvey Laflen, Paul Hadley Vitt, Michael Elliot Wymore
  • Patent number: 7328503
    Abstract: A recycling system is used for processing an engine oil filter and comprises a frame, a filter net, a cutting device, a dividing device, and a compressing device. Thus, all of the parts of the used engine oil filter can be divided, processed and reused respectively, thereby efficiently achieving the resource recycling purpose, and thereby preventing the used engine oil filter from causing environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Wen-Cheng Houg
  • Patent number: 7114922
    Abstract: A system and method for easily separating upper and lower turbine shells involves forming elongated access pockets vertically aligned across the upper and lower turbine shells and at multiple locations on the turbine shells. Telescoping hydraulic rams are placed into elongated access pockets at each of the multiple locations for lifting the upper shell off of the lower shell. The telescoping hydraulic rams are connected to a controller for controlling each of the rams to operate in parallel with the other rams. Once the turbine shells are separated the upper turbine shell can be removed by conventional block and rigging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew John Tomko, Dennis William Roberts, Jack Nolan
  • Patent number: 7024761
    Abstract: A sharp cutting object disposal device provided with means for automatic unscrewing of venopuncture needles and the like, consisting of a tube to which a pair of motors or a gear wheel are fixed, the wheel which, actuated by a geared part that upon sliding on the gear wheel, will cause the rotation of the latter and in turn, this gear wheel will move several gears which will make two cylindrical and solid contacts turn, carrying out the disposal of the needle by means of friction plus the passing of electric current, provided with a conduit inside for exhaust of gases produced by melting the needle, without needing ventilators or any other forced air system, in addition to having another tube for separating the needle from the “screw-on” type syringe during the same needle disposal operation, the inside of the drawer having a housing recipient for the needle wastes, and another recipient incorporated inside the container for housing the plastic needleless syringes or non-sharp hospital wastes, and inside this
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Saraito, S.L.
    Inventor: Silverio Duenas Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7003870
    Abstract: In an apparatus for inserting a handle part into a mold for blow molding a bottle, a pick-up unit includes a vertical backing plate, a clamping unit projecting substantially horizontally from the backing plate for clamping therebetween a portion of the handle part, and an ejector hole formed in the backing plate. A release unit is disposed at one side of the backing plate opposite to the clamping unit, and includes a plunger movable through the ejector hole for pushing the handle part away from the clamping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Ming-Chieh Yu
  • Patent number: 6981305
    Abstract: Substantially rectangular-shaped tanks are provided for storing liquefied gas, which tanks are especially adapted for use on land or in combination with bottom-supported offshore structure such as gravity-based structures (GBS). A tank according to this invention is capable of storing fluids at substantially atmospheric pressure and has a plate cover adapted to contain fluids and to transfer local loads caused by contact of said plate cover with said contained fluids to a grillage of stiffeners and stringers, which in turn is adapted to transfer the local loads to an internal truss frame structure. Methods of constructing these tanks are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Kailash C. Gulati
  • Patent number: 6931720
    Abstract: The disclosed device is directed toward an apparatus for forming dump beds. The apparatus comprises a support structure having a base configured to support at least one side. A first side is coupled to the base. A second side is coupled to the base. A header is mounted to the first side and the second side. The header is configured to support a forming press. A first roller is coupled to the base. The first roller includes a first adjustable mount and a first press operatively coupled to the first adjustable mount. A second roller is coupled to the base opposite the first roller. The second roller includes a second adjustable mount and a second press operatively coupled to the second adjustable mount. A forming press is mounted in the header. The forming press includes at least one die coupled to the forming press. The forming press is configured to press a material between the first roller and the second roller to form a portion of a dump bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: G-Force, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: 6911093
    Abstract: A lid liner for a chemical vapor deposition chamber includes an annular portion having an inner surface for surrounding a reaction volume within the chemical deposition chamber; a mounting tab formed on an outer surface of the annular portion; and a hole formed in the mounting tab for receiving a fastener wherein the hole does not penetrate the inner surface of the annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventors: David Stacey, Zach Prather, Jonathan Allinger
  • Patent number: 6823583
    Abstract: In an apparatus for corking bottles, the corks are fed in succession within the cavities of a plurality of vice-like devices, which are driven in rotation by a carousel device and which are designed to be radially compressed by the vice-like devices before their insertion into the respective bottles. The cavity of the vice-like device that each time comes to occupy the position for receiving the cork is set in communication with a negative-pressure source, which sucks the cork downwards, causing it to drop into the cavity, and maintains it in the correct vertical position. Preferably, a similar suction device is provided at the outlet end of feed channel for feeding the corks, which brings the corks to a loading station. A transfer wheel with a vertical axis transfers the corks in succession from the loading station to the starting station of the corking apparatus, where the corks are received within the respective vice-like devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Arol S.p.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Cirio
  • Publication number: 20040231149
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device which is used to destroy sharp, pointed objects and which is provided with means for automatically unscrewing injecting needles and similar. The inventive device comprises a tube (2) containing two motors or a toothed wheel which is actuated by a saw-toothed part which, by sliding along the toothed wheel, causes said toothed wheel to rotate. In turn, the toothed wheel causes gears to move which force two solid cylindrical contacts to rotate. In this way, the needle is destroyed by means of friction and the flow of an electric current. Moreover, said device comprises a conduit therein which is used to evacuate the gases produced by the fusion of the needle without requiring the use of ventilators or any other forced air system. The device also comprises another tube which is used to separate the screw-type needle of a syringe as part of the needle destruction operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Silverio Duenas Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6810582
    Abstract: A component incorporation and liquid filling device of a liquid filled vibration isolating mount uses a relatively small liquid bath disposed above a fixedly held, upwardly facing body component, and when moved downwardly, an opening portion provided on a bottom portion thereof is assembled in a sealed state. Liquid supplied onto the bottom portion flows into the body component and is stored on the top of the bottom portion. Components are assembled to the body component in the liquid, and the liquid contained. The seal member is fitted to the opening portion by screwing means from the lower surface side. A notch for a screwing operation is provided on the upper surface of an outer circumferential body of the seal member whereby the screwing operation can be implemented from the upper surface side, thereby facilitating replacement of the seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tsujimoto, Tsuyoshi Inada, Akio Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20040205964
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing extensible plastic elastomer seals from openings of bottles or other glass containers is provided. Aerodynamic pressure drop in a compressed air jet is used. Due to constriction of the air stream caused, either by the incidence of the net on the edge of the openings of said bottles or containers, or by the presence of an appropriate convex surface before of the seal, the containers are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventor: Guido Ribi
  • Patent number: 6711868
    Abstract: This method relates to the production of a package (33) by assembling a fluid-confining internal structure (1), an external structure (2) surrounding the internal structure, and at least one functional item of equipment (12, 15) on at least the internal structure. The internal structure (1) is pre-equipped before it is introduced into the external structure (2) by being pulled in along a longitudinal axis of the package. The method is applicable to the construction of packages of air-distillation columns surrounded by their support framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide - Societe Anonyme a Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Marcel Faure, Jean-Claude Le Carpentier
  • Patent number: 6668439
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a double-segment overlapping gasket material for the mounting cup of an aerosol container comprising a punch mounted on a reciprocating ram having a central opening for the body of the mounting cup and a nose portion adapted to extend within the channel portion of the mounting cup, said nose portion having a specific shape and the punch having a shoulder in the inside diameter of the punch to urge the gasket material disposed on the body portion of the cup into the channel portion, whereat upon the bottoming of the punch against the gasket, a fold line is formed in the gasket which results in the formation of the overlapping double-segment gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Henry Abplanalp, Robert R. Blake, Timothy O'Toole
  • Patent number: 6637098
    Abstract: A waste fluorescent lamp dismantling method and apparatus is set up to clamp two ends of a waste fluorescent lamp adjacent to its aluminum caps, and to maintain an airtight seal between the clamp sections and the aluminum caps, so that when the aluminum caps at two ends are separated from the waste fluorescent lamp, the gas and vapor in the lamp tube will be prevented from escaping. This apparatus and method can rapidly process waste fluorescent lamps while also conforming to environmental protection requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsien-Kun Tsai, Fong-Ru Yang