Plain Bearings Patents (Class 384/26)
  • Patent number: 11521517
    Abstract: A modular electro-mechanical agent having a plurality of modules including mechanical and electrical components, that can be constructed to complete at least one pre-determined task and/or contribute in performing the at least one pre-determined task. The electro-mechanical agent can include extension modules and can be altered as per user preference to add, eliminate or modify any features of the agent for completing and/or participating in a plurality of pre-determined tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Karol, Jason Michael Overson, William Daniel Hunt, Jacob William Scarpaci, Andrew Stephen Coll, Gregory Needel, Yuuki Gil Crowley, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Grant A. Peret
  • Patent number: 11015649
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to bearing assemblies configured to effectively provide heat dissipation for bearing elements, bearing apparatuses including such bearing assemblies, and methods of operating such bearing assemblies and apparatuses. In an embodiment, a bearing assembly includes a plurality of superhard bearing elements distributed about an axis. Each superhard bearing element of the plurality of superhard bearing elements has a superhard table including a superhard surface. The bearing assembly includes a support ring structure coupled to the plurality of superhard bearing elements. One or more of the superhard bearing elements includes a superhard table, which may improve heat transfer from such superhard bearing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jair Jahaziel Gonzalez, Timothy N. Sexton
  • Patent number: 10710474
    Abstract: A passenger support includes a vehicle seat and a foundation frame having a lower track and an upper track. The lower track is coupled to a floor of a vehicle in a fixed position relative the floor. The vehicle seat is coupled to the upper track to slide back and forth relative to the lower track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Zenon Jakubowicz, Donald A. Sharnowski, Angelo D. DiCicco, Michael P. Miller, Thomas J. Cooley
  • Patent number: 10699597
    Abstract: A modular electro-mechanical agent having a plurality of modules including mechanical and electrical components, that can be constructed to complete at least one pre-determined task and/or contribute in performing the at least one pre-determined task. The electro-mechanical agent can include extension modules and can be altered as per user preference to add, eliminate or modify any features of the agent for completing and/or participating in a plurality of pre-determined tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Daniel Scott Karol, Jason Michael Overson, William Daniel Hunt, Jacob William Scarpaci, Andrew Stephen Coll, Gregory Needel, Yuuki Gil Crowley, Christopher C. Langenfeld, Michael J. Slate, Prashant Bhat, Grant A. Peret
  • Patent number: 10570864
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to internal combustion engines. Various embodiments of the teaching thereof may include a fluid injection device for internal combustion engines, for example: a valve body with a valve needle; a spring element compressed in a radial direction between the valve body and the valve needle; the spring element supporting the valve needle on the valve body; and the spring element guiding the valve needle to at least substantially prevent tilting of the valve needle relative to the longitudinal axis during operation of the fluid injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Dejan Jovovic, Anatoliy Lyubar
  • Patent number: 10501888
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Gingras, Yves Raymond
  • Patent number: 10335860
    Abstract: The invention provides a machine tool capable of facilitating a switching between a guide bush mode and a non-guide bush mode. A machine tool comprises a headstock provided with a main spindle for gripping a workpiece, a rail extended along a main spindle axis, a first bearing fixed to the headstock and guided on the rail, a second bearing fixed to the headstock on the front side of the first bearing and guided on the rail, a supporting bed on which a guide bush is removably mounted, and a guide mounted on the supporting bed to movably support the headstock in a direction of the main spindle axis when the guide bush is removed. The rail provides a larger play on the second bearing when the headstock is supported by the guide than when the headstock is not supported by the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: STAR MICRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10023392
    Abstract: A belt driven linear actuator includes: a base, a linearly movable unit, a belt driven unit, a first cover, a second cover, a drive source, and a slide block. With the first and second covers removably disposed on the base, the first and second covers can be located at different positions to define different gaps in different directions, so as to allow the slide block to be assembled in different directions, and reduce the restriction on the assembling direction of the drive source. Besides, the width of the base is equal to the height of the base, and the height of the cover portion is equal to the height and the width of the base, which allows the base to be assembled in the same position while in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventor: Tsung-Wen Peng
  • Patent number: 9080514
    Abstract: A tractor is disclosed as a four-wheel drive vehicle with a movable seat back, with a seat height adjustment and with a varying load capability. The tractor also has a speed control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Utke, Philip Nowacki
  • Publication number: 20150063730
    Abstract: A slide guide device includes: a guide body having a reference guide surface and a sub guide surface that are parallel to each other; a slider having a reference slide pad adapted to slide on the reference guide surface and a sub slide pad adapted to slide on the sub guide surface, the slider being adapted to be driven by a drive unit to move along the guide body. The sub slide pad includes a slide surface (sub slide surface) slidable on the sub guide surface and an air pocket that receives a load in a manner non-contact with the sub guide surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Hisayoshi Sakai
  • Publication number: 20140341638
    Abstract: A coupling arrangement (10) for two panels (12, 13) that are movable relative to one another comprises a first and a second guide track (1, 2) and a first and a second guide pin (5, 6) for engaging in the guide tracks (1, 2). The first guide track (1) describes a straight path having a starting point (A1) and an end point (E1), and the second guide track (2) describes a first straight section (21) which is arranged parallel to the first guide track (1), a circle section (22) and a second straight section (23) which extends parallel to the first guide track (1). In the case of a piece of furniture (100) having a first panel (12) and a second panel (13), the panels are coupled together with the aid of a coupling arrangement (10) such that, from a starting position of the panels (12, 13), a guided translation (T1, T2) and a guided rotation (R1) of the panels (12, 13) with respect to one another can take place in succession.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Halde
  • Publication number: 20140319985
    Abstract: A movement mechanism includes: a guide member; an installation base that is movably provided on the guide member; and a removable cover base that is removably disposed, next to the installation base, on the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira KIKUCHI, Eichiro OKUMURA, Akihiro HAMAGUCHI, Akira MINEGISHI
  • Publication number: 20140321778
    Abstract: A guiding device comprising: a first rail and a second rail; a first bearing and a second bearing, wherein each of the bearings has a bearing body comprising a top side and a bottom side which are arranged oppositely to each other, wherein the first rail is coupled to the top side and wherein the second rail is coupled to the bottom side; wherein each of the bearing bodies is adapted to guide the rails in a retracting and extracting direction, preferably in a form-fitting linear manner; wherein each of the bearing bodies comprises at least first and second locking devices, wherein each of the locking devices can be activated and deactivated; wherein each first locking device is arranged in a region of the corresponding top side for blocking, in an activated state, a relative movement between the bearing body and the first rail in the retracting and extracting direction and for allowing the relative movement in a deactivated state; and wherein each second locking device is arranged in a region of the correspon
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Rainer Buchmann
  • Patent number: 8858081
    Abstract: A sliding bearing includes a center portion and end portions on a bearing surface 1. Convexo-concave portions are respectively formed in the center portion and the end portions. The average height of the vertexes of convex portions 1A in the center portion is set smaller than the average height of the vertexes of convex portions 1B in the end portions. Average height Lh of the convexo-concave portion 1A in the center portion and average height LH of the convexo-concave portions 1B in the end portions are set to the same height. The center portion may be formed flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hikita, Norio Imai, Shinji Matsumoto, Kenji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140299737
    Abstract: Provided is a vibration suppression mechanism for an electronic device, which efficiently absorbs vibrations that adversely affect operation of the electronic device. The vibration suppression mechanism for the electronic device includes a holding unit that is constructed such that a vibration absorbing member is used at a contacting portion on a first surface of a holding member and a contact member protruding from a second surface of the holding member which is opposite to the first surface is held by the vibration absorbing member, the holding unit supporting the electronic device via the vibration absorbing member used at the contacting portion on the first surface or the contact member protruding from the second surface, and a housing for holding the holding unit in a mounted state under a state in which the contact member protruding from the second surface or the vibration absorbing member used at the contacting portion on the first surface abuts against a holding structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: KENJI OKUMURA
  • Publication number: 20140219588
    Abstract: A sealing or bearing structure for sealing or separating moving surfaces is provided. The sealing or bearing structure includes a main body that defines a body axis going through the main body. A contact surface is configured to slidingly contact another surface, such as a rod, and defines a contact axis that is parallel to the body axis. At least one geometric surface feature, such as a shaped edge, is located between the body axis and the contact axis. The geometric surface feature has an entry angle that is less than 5 degrees relative to the contact axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: TRELLEBORG SEALING SOLUTIONS US, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy J. McCulfor
  • Publication number: 20140157915
    Abstract: An X-Y gantry system is disclosed. The X-Y gantry system includes an X-axis element, a Y-axis element coupled to the X-axis element. An instrument is coupled to the Y-axis element. The Y-axis element includes a slider assembly with a slider and a guide support element coupled to the slider. The guide support element may have a flexible portion. The slider may or may not contact a slider bar in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Lutz Gross, Martin Mueller, Chad Owens
  • Publication number: 20140147061
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding door drive (20). The sliding door drive (20) has: a drivable spindle (24) having a Z longitudinal axis, a spindle nut (20) which is movable on the spindle (24) along the Z longitudinal axis, an inner ring element (30) which surrounds the spindle nut (22) and is connected to the spindle nut (22) via two mutually diametrically opposite first shaft butts (28), which form a Y axis, in such a manner that the inner ring element (30) is pivotable about the Y axis and is displaceable along the Y axis, and an outer fork element (34) which is connected to the inner ring element (30) via two mutually diametrically opposite second shaft butts (32), which form a X axis, in such a manner that the outer fork element (34) is pivotable about the X axis and is displaceable along the X axis, wherein the outer fork element (34) has a support arm (26) for connection to the sliding door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: GEBR. BODE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Lars Linnenkohl, Andreas Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 8714822
    Abstract: An opening/closing mechanism enabling a first housing and a second housing to open to a so-called fully flat state includes a fixed plate that is fixed to a first housing, a moving plate that is fixed to a second housing, an intermediate member that is slidably coupled to the fixed plate by way of a first slide mechanism, a slide member that is slidably coupled to the intermediate member by way of a second slide mechanism, and a raising/lowering mechanism that raises/lowers the moving plate relative to the slide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Steel Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20140098473
    Abstract: A sliding mechanism and a slider electronic apparatus therewith are disclosed. The sliding mechanism is disposed in a casing of the slider electronic apparatus and includes a slide, a retaining wall, and a sliding member. The slide and the retaining wall are oppositely fixedly disposed. The sliding member is disposed to be slidable on the slide and keeps pushing the retaining wall. The retaining wall applies a reaction force on the sliding member to drive the sliding member to move on the slide. Another casing of the slider electronic apparatus is connected to the sliding member so as to be capable of moving together with the sliding member. Therein, a relatively shortest distance exists between the retaining wall and the slide. When the two casings are moved relatively, the casings can be kept moving automatically by the reaction force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Chih Chen, Chen-Yi Liang
  • Patent number: 8690432
    Abstract: A bearing assembly (2?) comprising a housing (3?) supporting first and second bearing ring portions (4, 4?) with bearing surfaces to engage an inner tubular member (1?) at axially spaced regions, characterized in that either: the bearing ring portions are provided by separate bearing rings (4?) supported in the housing member (3?) with bearing surfaces of different diameters; or the bearing ring portions are provided by a single bearing ring (4?) that is free to flex radially and is supported so that the second bearing ring portion is free to flex radially under load and its bearing surface than assumes a position with a greater diameter than that of the first bearing ring portion (4?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Messier-Dowty Limited
    Inventor: Ian Robert Bennett
  • Patent number: 8668388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to bearing assemblies including one or more superhard bearing elements having one or more grooves formed in a bearing surface thereof, apparatuses, and motor assemblies using the same. In an embodiment, a bearing assembly includes a plurality of superhard bearing elements distributed circumferentially about an axis. Each of the superhard bearing elements includes a bearing surface. At least one of the plurality of superhard bearing elements includes one or more grooves formed in the bearing surface thereof. The bearing assembly also includes a support ring that carries the superhard bearing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation
    Inventor: S. Barrett Peterson
  • Patent number: 8662753
    Abstract: A slide device for an electronic device includes a substrate including a substrate including a pair of side edges; an intermediate plate including a pair of sandwiching portions slidably sandwiching the pair of side edges in the front and back direction, respectively, and a pair of outer edges at outer sides of the side edges in the width direction, respectively; a slide plate including a pair of outer sandwiching portions slidably sandwiching the pair of outer edges in the front and back direction, respectively; an intermediate housing position defining portion that protrudes an outer side in the width direction from the front end portion of the outer edge for defining an intermediate housing position of the slide plate with respect to the intermediate plate; an intermediate using position defining portion that protrudes the outer side in the width direction from the back end portion of the outer edge for defining an intermediate using position of the slide plate with respect to the intermediate plate; a hou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Steel MFG. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Mitsui
  • Patent number: 8628244
    Abstract: An anti-interference structure of relative slide assembly includes a relative slide member and a slide member. At least one guide member is disposed on the relative slide member. The guide member has a support section rising from a surface of the relative slide member. At least one guide slope is formed on one side of the support section. The slide member is relatively slidably connected with the relative slide member. At least one raised abutment section is disposed on the slide member and slidable with the slide member. The support section is positioned in the sliding path of the raised abutment section. During the sliding movement of the slide member along the relative slide member, the raised abutment section abuts against the support section to enlarge the gap between the slide member and the relative slide member so as to avoid interference therebetween due to deformation of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Chien Cheng Mai, Way Han Dai
  • Publication number: 20140002970
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a main body, a grip, and a slidable connecting device for connecting the grip to the main body. The slidable connecting device includes a flat block connected to the grip, a resilient loop arranged around a periphery of the flat block, and a sliding member comprising a first end securely coupled to the main body and a second end slidably connected to the flat block. The sliding member further includes a tab that is arranged between the periphery and the resilient loop and is used to tension the resilient loop, enabling the resilient loop to be able to apply a force to the tab, thereby allowing the sliding member to be positioned at a desired position by the force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZHI-YONG REN
  • Patent number: 8616769
    Abstract: A slide rail structure of relative slide assembly includes two slide guide members disposed on a slide member. Each slide guide member has a locating section connected with the slide member. The locating section has a slide guide section disposed on one side of the locating section, which side is distal from an edge of the slide member. The slide guide section is bent toward the edge of the slide member. Two pivot seats are pivotally disposed on two sides of a relative slide member. A main support is connected on each pivot seat. The main support has a relative slide guide section disposed on the main support and slidable along the slide guide section. The slide guide section is bent over the locating section in an overlapping state. Therefore, the width and volume of the slide guide member are minified to enlarge internal utility space of the slide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: Chien Cheng Mai, Way Han Dai
  • Patent number: 8613550
    Abstract: A slide cover stabilization/synchronization mechanism includes a slide seat, a base seat and two elastic abutment assemblies. Two slide guide sections, which can be guide rails, are disposed on two lateral sides of the slide seat in parallel to each other. Two holding sections are disposed on two lateral sides of the base seat for fitting with the slide guide sections. The elastic abutment assemblies are respectively disposed on the each holding section. The elastic abutment assemblies respectively at least partially elastically abut against the slide guide sections directly or indirectly. Accordingly, the base seat can be stably and smoothly slid along the slide guide sections without deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: Chien Cheng Mai, Way Han Dai, An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8613551
    Abstract: A slide rail structure with stable movement and rotation is provided for an electronic device. The slide rail structure includes a base capable of being assembled with a fixed machine body, a tractor capable of being pivoted to a sliding module and movably disposed on the base, and an elastic body including a fixed end connected to the base and a pivot end connected to the tractor. The tractor, incorporated with the elastic body to assist in moving the sliding module, is capable of providing the sliding module with stable and smooth motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Chien Cheng Mai, Way Han Dai
  • Patent number: 8608382
    Abstract: A static-pressure bearing apparatus that prevents vibrations, the apparatus including an orifice and a vent groove, such that a laminar-flow status may be maintained in the entire region of the routes of the ventilated pressurized gas. A stage equipped with the static-pressure bearing apparatus is also provided. The configurations, such as the shapes of the orifice 14, vent groove 11, and the exhaust groove 12, of the static-pressure bearing apparatus 1, are designed such that a laminar flow may be maintained in the entire region of the routes for ventilation of the pressurized gas. The vent groove 11 comprises the circular groove 11b and a plurality of distributing grooves 11a. The vent groove 11 is formed to be symmetrical about the centerline of the direction that the moving body 10 moves. The circular groove 11b is formed as a circle to surround the orifice 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sintokogio Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Uchimura, Mamoru Ito
  • Patent number: 8596869
    Abstract: An opening-closing guiding structure of a long-stroke sliding cover includes a sliding member, a relative sliding member, first elastic assemblies and second elastic assemblies. The sliding member includes first sliding-guided portions having turned curved portions. The relative sliding member includes a second sliding-guided portion and a third sliding-guided portion, wherein the second sliding-guided portion has a sliding track interlaced with the first sliding-guided portion, and the third sliding-guided portion has a sliding track interlaced with an apex of the turned curved portion of the first sliding-guided portion. The first elastic assembly is slidably connected to the first and second sliding-guided portions. The second elastic assembly is slidably connected to the first and third sliding-guided portions. When a short part of an opening stroke of a sliding cover is performed, a subsequent, long part of the opening stroke of the sliding cover can be automatically operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Chien Cheng Mai, Way Han Dai
  • Patent number: 8579508
    Abstract: A relative sliding rail structure using a pivoting mechanism mainly includes a pivot shaft, a main frame, a sliding-guided member and a pivoting seat. The main frame is connected to the pivot shaft via the pivoting seat. The sliding-guided member includes at least one sliding-guided portion engaged to a sliding seat of the main frame, so that the main frame and the sliding-guided member are relatively moved when the main frame is moved along the sliding-guided member. The main frame includes a hollow portion disposed on the sliding seat, and the pivoting seat is combined with at least one roller, wherein the roller is appropriately passed through the hollow portion to enter the sliding seat of the main frame to abut against the sliding-guided portion of the sliding-guided member, so that the main frame and the sliding-guided member are connected to each other to form a stable mutual sliding combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: Chien Cheng Mai, Way Han Dai
  • Patent number: 8563858
    Abstract: A system including a plate; at least one guide coupled to the plate; and a slide coupled to the at least one guide. The slide includes a first arm constrained by the at least one guide; and a second arm coupled to the first arm. The slide can be moved along the at least one guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Guy W. Gladden, Jr., John Merritt, Kent Jeffrey Kallsen, Knute Palmer Alstad, David James Gennrich, Stanley R. Swiencicki
  • Publication number: 20130272633
    Abstract: A sliding track assembly including a first, second and third rails, the second rail slidably mounted on the first rail, and the third rail slidably mounted on the second rail, so that the second and third rail can move relatively to the first rail and to each other. The sliding tract assembly also includes a latch member mounted on the third rail near its outer end and having two resilient or/and compressible portions each having asymmetric inward and outward facing slopes, and a lock member mounted or formed on the second rail near its outer end. The third rail can move together with the second rail when the latch member and the lock member are engaged, and the third rails can move freely by itself when the latch member and the lock member are disengaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: ATEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Lang CHENG
  • Publication number: 20130272632
    Abstract: A linkage-type synchronous slide structure of relative slide assembly includes a slide member and a relative slide member slidably connected to the slide member. The relative slide member is formed with a slide guide section. The slide member is slidable relative to the relative slide member along the slide guide section. Two extensible/retractable assemblies with a variable length are respectively oppositely disposed on two sides of the slide guide section. Second ends of the extensible/retractable assemblies are respectively pivotally connected to corresponding sections of two sides of the slide member. First ends of the extensible/retractable assemblies are pivotally connected with each other and slidable along the slide guide section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: AN SZU HSU, WAY HAN DAI, HSIU FAN HO
  • Patent number: 8540430
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for the production of a guide rail of the type comprising at least two spaced apart guide faces which at corresponding sides are connected through a connecting web. A first step comprises manufacturing the guide rail in a configuration in which the guide faces, compared to their intended final position, are spaced apart further through an imaginary rotation around a part of the connecting web; a next step comprises moving the guide faces towards the intended final position. Further a guide rail is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V.
    Inventor: Toon Janssen
  • Patent number: 8534918
    Abstract: A semiautomatic slide mechanism includes a slide board and a slide seat slidably connected therewith. The slide board is formed with a slide rail divided into a first slot and a second slot for early half and later half of the sliding travel. Two racks are disposed on different sides of the first and second slots. The slide seat is formed with a guide slot. A guide member is slidably disposed on the slide seat corresponding to the guide slot. An elastic member is disposed in the guide member. A driving spring member is disposed on the slide seat for driving the guide member. A gear is disposed between the slide board and the slide seat and engaged with one of the racks. The gear has a shaft member connected with the driving spring member and the elastic member and slidably extending through the guide slot and the slide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventors: An Szu Hsu, Chien Cheng Mai, Chien Yu Lin
  • Publication number: 20130216162
    Abstract: A sliding bearing includes a center portion and end portions on a bearing surface 1. Convexo-concave portions are respectively formed in the center portion and the end portions. The average height of the vertexes of convex portions 1A in the center portion is set smaller than the average height of the vertexes of convex portions 1B in the end portions. Average height Lh of the convexo-concave portion 1A in the center portion and average height LH of the convexo-concave portions 1B in the end portions are set to the same height. The center portion may be formed flat. It is possible to attain a reduction in friction without sacrificing conformability and a load capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hikita, Norio Imai, Shinji Matsumoto, Kenji Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130206930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trapezoidal component comprising a base element and two legs, which are each connected to the base element in a transition region. The invention further relates to a linear guide and to a head restraint having such a linear guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Martin Gottwald, Thomas Dillinger, Robby Potisch
  • Publication number: 20130163899
    Abstract: A slide device includes a first body, a second body and a constraint mechanism. The constraint mechanism includes a linkage set disposed on the second body, and a first hook and a second hook respectively disposed on the first body. The linkage set includes a first rod disposed on a first side of the second body, a second rod disposed on a second side of the second body, a first bar disposed between the first rod and the second rod, and a second bar disposed between the first rod and a third side of the second body. The first hook is for hooking a hole on the first rod, and the second hook is for hooking holes on the first rod or the second rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: WISTRON CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130161468
    Abstract: A slide assembly includes a bracket having two support portions and a side portion which extends between the support portions. A path is defined by the side portion and the support portions. Each support portion has a protrusion extending toward the path and the protrusion has a supporting face. A rail is longitudinally connected to the path of the bracket and has two outer walls and a side wall. The outer walls are located adjacent to the support portions and the side wall extends between the outer walls and is located adjacent to the side portion. Each of outer walls has a protruding portion which has a contact face and the contact face is located corresponding to the supporting face. When the outer walls move relative to the support portions, the contact face of the protruding portion contacts the supporting face of the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: KING SLIDE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KEN-CHING CHEN, CHIEN-LI HUANG, CHUN-CHIANG WANG
  • Publication number: 20130140161
    Abstract: A sliding key module includes a main body, two opposite hooks projecting from the main body and a sliding key. Each hook includes a latch and a guiding portion connecting the latch and the main body. The latches, the guiding portions and the main body cooperatively define a sliding channel. The sliding key includes a first sliding track slidably mounted in the sliding channel. The first sliding track is pressed to mount in the sliding channel through the gap between the latches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YAN-LING GAO
  • Publication number: 20130121626
    Abstract: An opening-closing guiding structure of a long-stroke sliding cover includes a sliding member, a relative sliding member, first elastic assemblies and second elastic assemblies. The sliding member includes first sliding-guided portions having turned curved portions. The relative sliding member includes a second sliding-guided portion and a third sliding-guided portion, wherein the second sliding-guided portion has a sliding track interlaced with the first sliding-guided portion, and the third sliding-guided portion has a sliding track interlaced with an apex of the turned curved portion of the first sliding-guided portion. The first elastic assembly is slidably connected to the first and second sliding-guided portions. The second elastic assembly is slidably connected to the first and third sliding-guided portions. When a short part of an opening stroke of a sliding cover is performed, a subsequent, long part of the opening stroke of the sliding cover can be automatically operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: AN SZU HSU, CHIEN CHENG MAI, WAY HAN DAI
  • Publication number: 20130108195
    Abstract: A three-layer composite self-lubricating sliding bearing with modified polyimide anti-wear layer, wherein a porous spherical bronze powder layer is sintered on a surface of a steel plate, characterized in that a self-lubricating sliding bearing sheet is formed by covering the porous spherical bronze powder layer with a modified polyimide anti-wear material layer, and then the self-lubricating sliding bearing sheet is manufactured into an article of sleeve-shaped sliding bearing or bearing bush or thrust washer or sliding-board or friction disc or ball seat structural part according to conventional processes. The process for manufacturing includes: preparation of a modified polyimide paste; sintering of spherical copper powder; preparation; coating; sintering of the modified polyimide; finish rolling; cutting and forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: ZHEJIANG CHANGSHENG SLIDING BEARINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Sun, Zhongquan Lu
  • Patent number: 8425116
    Abstract: A guide bushing for a tensioning rod in a vertical pulverizer includes a bushing body having a substantially cylindrical interior bushing surface configured and adapted to moveably engage a tensioning rod of a vertical pulverizer. The bushing body is divided circumferentially about the bushing surface into a plurality of sections joined together. The sections are configured and adapted to separate from one another for installation and removal of the bushing body about a tensioning rod of a vertical pulverizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Babcock Power Services, Inc.
    Inventors: George King, Joshua Creelman, William Freeman
  • Publication number: 20130089281
    Abstract: The sliding apparatus includes a substrate fixed to a main body, a slide plate being fixed to a sub-body and being slidable between a closed position and an open position in an opening/closing direction, a hole formed in the slide plate, a sloped surface part being formed in the main body, and being engaged with the hole in the closed position, and including a sloped surface being sloped toward a rear direction in the opening/closing direction, a slide guiding part guiding the slide plate in a sliding direction, a restricting part restricting movement of a closing direction end of the slide plate in the front/rear direction during an initial stage of sliding the slide plate from the closed position to the open position, and a sloped part being formed in a closing direction end of the slide guiding part and being sloped in a rear direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Mitsui, Tetsuya Katsuta
  • Publication number: 20130077218
    Abstract: A sliding apparatus includes a sliding member fixed to a first end of a server module, an elongated sleeve shaped first slide rail, and an elongated pole shaped second slide rail. The sliding member includes a first holding portion and a second holding portion each defining a mounting hole. The second slide rail is slidably retained in the mounting holes of the first and second holding portions. A first end of the first slide rail is fixed to a rack. A first end of the second slide rail is slidably received in a second end of the first slide rail. A second end of the second slide rail is fixed to a second end of the server module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: GUANG-YI ZHANG, MENG-QI ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20130077902
    Abstract: A slide device for an electronic device includes a substrate including a substrate including a pair of side edges; an intermediate plate including a pair of sandwiching portions slidably sandwiching the pair of side edges in the front and back direction, respectively, and a pair of outer edges at outer sides of the side edges in the width direction, respectively; a slide plate including a pair of outer sandwiching portions slidably sandwiching the pair of outer edges in the front and back direction, respectively; an intermediate housing position defining portion that protrudes an outer side in the width direction from the front end portion of the outer edge for defining an intermediate housing position of the slide plate with respect to the intermediate plate; an intermediate using position defining portion that protrudes the outer side in the width direction from the back end portion of the outer edge for defining an intermediate using position of the slide plate with respect to the intermediate plate; a hou
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20130077901
    Abstract: A relative sliding rail structure using a pivoting mechanism mainly includes a pivot shaft, a main frame, a sliding-guided member and a pivoting seat. The main frame is connected to the pivot shaft via the pivoting seat. The sliding-guided member includes at least one sliding-guided portion engaged to a sliding seat of the main frame, so that the main frame and the sliding-guided member are relatively moved when the main frame is moved along the sliding-guided member. The main frame includes a hollow portion disposed on the sliding seat, and the pivoting seat is combined with at least one roller, wherein the roller is appropriately passed through the hollow portion to enter the sliding seat of the main frame to abut against the sliding-guided portion of the sliding-guided member, so that the main frame and the sliding-guided member are connected to each other to form a stable mutual sliding combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHIEN CHENG MAI, WAY HAN DAI
  • Publication number: 20130048807
    Abstract: A multi axis slide carriage system includes a channeled track, a slide, a shaft and a slide carriage bracket. The channeled track extends along a first axis. The slider slides along the first axis within the channeled track, and includes a slider segment aperture extending therein along a second axis. The shaft includes a slider segment connected to a carriage bracket segment. The slider segment slides along the second axis within the slider segment aperture. The slide carriage bracket is positioned adjacent to the channeled track, and is connected to the carriage bracket segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven D. Roberts, Paul R. Senofonte
  • Publication number: 20130051713
    Abstract: A slide rail structure of relative slide assembly includes two slide guide members disposed on a slide member. Each slide guide member has a locating section connected with the slide member. The locating section has a slide guide section disposed on one side of the locating section, which side is distal from an edge of the slide member. The slide guide section is bent toward the edge of the slide member. Two pivot seats are pivotally disposed on two sides of a relative slide member. A main support is connected on each pivot seat. The main support has a relative slide guide section disposed on the main support and slidable along the slide guide section. The slide guide section is bent over the locating section in an overlapping state. Therefore, the width and volume of the slide guide member are minified to enlarge internal utility space of the slide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: FIRST DOME CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHIEN CHENG MAI, WAY HAN DAI