Mounting Or Support Patents (Class 384/428)
  • Patent number: 11149788
    Abstract: A bearing assembly includes an outer race having an inner surface defining a concave contour and an inner race positioned in the outer race. The inner race has an inner surface defining a bore therethrough and an outer surface defining at least one groove circumscribing the outer surface. A plurality of rolling elements is rollably located in the groove and is in rolling contact with the inner surface of the outer race. A lubricious liner has an inner liner-surface and an exterior liner-surface, the exterior liner-surface being disposed on the inner surface defining the bore. The lubricious liner has a modulus of compression of a magnitude sufficient to allow misalignment of the inner liner-surface relative to the exterior liner-surface in response to a force applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McNeil, Scott Crossman, David Coombe, Jay Phoenix
  • Patent number: 11077484
    Abstract: A hub main body (13z) is supported by a support portion (18). At least one block (22) is engaged with a stationary flange (6) of an outer ring (2). As a support plate (21) rotates, the outer ring (2) rotates. A caulking portion (16) is formed by pressing a pressing die (20) on a cylindrical portion (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Kamoda
  • Patent number: 11034373
    Abstract: A cover for the handle of a shopping cart or similar devices, to reduce the transmission of contaminants present on such handles, comprises a bag having front and rear members, the members being connected such that an opening is formed therebetween; each member having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surfaces facing each other; a fastening means attached to each inner surface, the fastening means being positioned so as to interact with each other; a utility pocket attached to the front member; the utility pocket further comprising a storage pouch therein; and a transport pocket which is attached to the rear member, the transport pocket being sized to contain the cover therein when the cover is compacted; and the cover sized to fit onto the handle assembly of a cart, thereby forming a barrier between the handle and a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Karen L. Fellema
  • Patent number: 10605489
    Abstract: A bearing assembly comprises a bearing wheel with a rotational axis, the bearing wheel including and extending radially between an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface at least partially forms a bore, the bore extends axially through the bearing wheel along the rotational axis, and the bore has a cross-sectional geometry configured to receive a rotatable shaft with a complementary cross-sectional geometry, and wherein the outer surface extends circumferentially around the rotational axis, and the outer surface has a circular cross-sectional geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Gamechange Solar Corp
    Inventor: Andrew Barron Worden
  • Patent number: 10570761
    Abstract: A stator vane arrangement for a turbomachine comprises a radially inner annular structure, a radially outer annular structure and a plurality of circumferentially spaced vanes extending radially between the inner annular structure and the outer annular structure. At least one of the vanes has a passage extending from the inner annular structure to the outer annular structure. The inner annular structure has at least one radially inwardly extending boss and each boss has a passage extending there-through. The passage in each boss is aligned with a corresponding passage in a vane. Each boss comprises a first portion having a first cross-sectional area and a second portion having a second cross-sectional area which is greater than the first cross-sectional area. The first portion of each boss is positioned between and interconnecting the second portion of the boss and the inner annular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Richard R. Green, David Bexton
  • Patent number: 10320326
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) system having a bearing assembly to support PV modules is described. In an example, the bearing assembly includes a pair of bearing supports having respective sub-rims. The sub-rims may have complementary arcuate seat surfaces, which when combined, define a curved seat rim to receive a bearing sleeve. Accordingly, the bearing supports may be mounted symmetrically about a pile such that the sub-rims combine to support the bearing sleeve, and a torque tube holding the PV modules may be mounted on the bearing sleeve. More particularly, the torque tube may be in sliding contact with the bearing sleeve, and a weight of the PV modules and torque tube may be evenly transmitted through the pair of bearing supports to a shear center of the pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Adam Schimelpfenig, Tyler Grushkowitz, Brian Wares
  • Patent number: 10063120
    Abstract: A motor may include a rotor including a shaft having a central axis; a stator opposite to the rotor, and comprising coils; a bearing supporting the shaft; a metallic bearing holder covering the stator and supporting the bearing; at least one busbar on an opposite axial side of the bearing holder and including a connection terminal connected with a a coil wire extending from one of the coils; and a coil support between the stator and the bearing holder and fixed to the stator. The bearing holder may include at least one through hole. The coil support may include at least one insulating support portion comprising an opening portion. A portion of the opening portion of the insulating support portion having a smallest cross-sectional area in the opening portion lies inside of an edge of one of the through holes of the bearing holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuro Kawamoto, Takayuki Migita, Takao Atarashi, Masateru Kawakami, Takahiro Kizu
  • Patent number: 9869314
    Abstract: A screw spindle pump for the delivery of fluid media with a pump housing having an inlet channel with a first longitudinal axis, an outlet channel with a second longitudinal axis, a first drive spindle with a third longitudinal axis, and a second driven spindle. The spindles each include a profiled section between the inlet channel and the outlet channel, wherein the profiled sections of the spindles are engaged at least partially with one another and form, with the pump housing between the inlet channel and the outlet channel, a delivery section parallel to the longitudinal axis of the drive spindle with delivery chambers for the fluid medium. The second longitudinal axis of the outlet channel is disposed at an obtuse angle to the delivery section in the pump housing. The invention also relates to a method for operating a screw spindle pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Eduardo Nuss, Arthur Zinke, Aluisio Loth, Klaus Heizinger, Lorenz Lessmann, Sérgio Krahn, Rui Keunecke, Silvio Beneduzzi, Egon Weege, Nilton André Theilacker, Sidney Guedes, Petra Lutke, Robert Kurz, Josef Strassl, Johann Kreidl, Hisham Kamal, Horst Engl, George Balcerczyk, Matthias Gradl, Gunther Herr, André Nijmeh
  • Patent number: 9339857
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll arrangement for use in metallurgical technology, comprising a roll that has a roll barrel and two roll necks, and at least one neck bushing for accommodating at least one of the roll necks in a rotationally fixed manner. A carrier element that functions as a form-locking rotationally fixed connection is arranged between the roll neck and the neck bushing. In order to increase the load-bearing capacity of the roll bearing without increasing the size of or the mounting space for the roll bearing and at the same time ensure easy assembly, the roll neck is mounted in the neck bushing with some radial play such that a circumferential cavity is formed between the neck bushing and the roll neck in the unloaded stated as a result of the radial play. In order to increase the size of the cavity, the roll neck or the inner surface of the neck bushing additionally has a concave contour or profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SMS Group GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Keller, Johannes Alken, Konrad Roeingh, Kurt Scheffe
  • Patent number: 9316113
    Abstract: A bushing for a variable set blade includes a cylindrical part configured to receive the blade, the root of the blade being able to rotate in the cylindrical part, and a base including: a first side able to be put in contact with a first edge of a circumferential groove of the ring, and/or a second side able to be put in contact with a second edge of the circumferential groove of the ring. At least one of the first side or second side of the base includes at least one bevel through which the first side or the second side is able to be put in contact with one of the first edge or second edge of the circumferential groove so as to block the bushing in rotation. The invention finds a particularly interesting application in the field of aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Pascal Gérard Gervais, Claude Robert Louis Lejars
  • Patent number: 9180501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll arrangement for use in metallurgical technology, comprising a roll that has a roll barrel (11) and two roll necks (10), and at least one neck bushing (20) for accommodating at least one of the roll necks without a clearance in a rotationally fixed manner. In order to increase the load-bearing capacity of the roll bearing without increasing the size of or the mounting space for the roll arrangement, a circumferential cavity is formed between the neck bushing (20) and the roll neck (10) in the unloaded state of the roll arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Keller, Johannes Alken, Konrad Roeingh
  • Patent number: 9140141
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a turbine assembly includes a frame coupled to a ground surface, a bearing housing supporting a rotor bearing and a sleeve assembly attached to the frame and the bearing housing. The sleeve assembly includes an outer sleeve with a first flange on a first end that is positioned in an opening in the bearing housing and a second end that abuts the shim, an inner sleeve positioned within a portion of the outer sleeve and a bolt positioned within the inner sleeve and threadably coupled to the frame, wherein the bolt compressively loads the inner sleeve thereby loading a portion of the outer sleeve at the second end between the inner sleeve and the frame and wherein a first gap dimension is substantially maintained between the first flange and bearing housing as the bolt is preloaded and coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Khoa Cao, Kenneth Damon Black
  • Patent number: 9027876
    Abstract: A device for suspending a turbojet casing, the device including a shouldered pin extending through aligned orifices of two lugs of a clevis secured to the casing. A protection piece for providing protection against wear is mounted on each lug of the clevis and has the shouldered pin passing therethrough, the protection piece being prevented from moving in rotation on the lug by co-operating shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventors: Didier Noël Durand, Gaël Evain, Florence Irène Noëlle Leutard, Arnaud Martin
  • Patent number: 9011011
    Abstract: A bearing housing cover for a bearing housing of a charging device is presented. The housing cover is formed of metal by a mechanisms of at least one of internal high-pressure forming (IHU), deep-drawing, forging and roller burnishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Max Fiedler
  • Patent number: 8939648
    Abstract: An solar tracker bearing comprising a pair of stationary outer bearing races attached on either side of a bearing support element and a rotatable inner bearing race held by the pair of outer bearing races, the rotatable inner bearing race having an beam slot for seating a torque tube beam therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Schneider, Jean-Paul Labrosse, Jeffrey Lamb
  • Publication number: 20150003763
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a bearing assembly on a shaft includes an internal flange, external flange, and a sleeve. The internal flange is securable to the bearing assembly and has a displacement pin extending outward that defines an initial position of the bearing assembly relative to the shaft. The external flange is secured to the internal flange via fasteners passing through elongated holes. The external flange has an opening configured to receive the displacement pin. The external flange may be rotated when coupled to the internal flange with the fasteners between a first position where the external flange opening is not in register with the displacement pin and a second position where the external flange opening is in register with the displacement pin. A sleeve has a tapered outside diameter and is engageable with the external flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: William Gregory Hewitt
  • Publication number: 20140355917
    Abstract: A connection structure for a shaft and a bearing includes a shaft and at least one bearing. The bearing has a shaft hole for the shaft to insert therein, a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. An outer circumference of the shaft is welded with a circumference of the shaft hole in adjacency to the first face of the bearing to form at least one first welding section connected between contact sections of the outer circumference of the shaft and the circumference of the shaft hole in adjacency to the first face. Via the first welding section, the shaft is integrally connected with the bearing. Therefore, the shaft and the bearing are more securely fixed with each other and the manufacturing cost is lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kuo-Chen Chang, Kuo-Chieh Chao
  • Publication number: 20140348573
    Abstract: A telescopic side arm for a refuse vehicle has an inner and outer boom. A mounting assembly secures the outer boom with a refuse vehicle. A plurality of bearing pads is positioned between the inner and outer booms to provide smooth movement between the inner and outer booms. A plurality of shims is associated with the bearing pads to assure a tight fit between the inner and outer booms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: David C. GENTRY, Bryan STEWART
  • Publication number: 20140305399
    Abstract: A bearing block assembly in an engine is provided. The bearing block assembly includes at least one bearing block to rotatably support an oil lubricated shaft and fastening apparatus to attach the at least one bearing block to a flat mounting surface on a large engine component and a thermal barrier positioned between the shaft and the flat mounting surface configured to reduce the loss of heat to the large engine component from oil used to lubricate the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Graham Pegg, Robert Helle-Lorentzen, Nigel Philip Harold Fawcett, Roland Paul Stark
  • Publication number: 20140301830
    Abstract: A cabin air compressor drive ring includes an outer ring defining an axis, an inner ring co-axial with the outer ring, a plurality of webbings connecting the inner ring to the outer ring, and a plurality of vane engagement pins axially protruding from the outer ring. The vane engagement pins are spaced circumferentially about the outer ring, and the inner ring includes a drive ring bearing interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Beers, Seth E. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20140301682
    Abstract: A method for producing a bearing assembly for a vehicle seat, which has a first bearing element (12) and a second bearing element (16) which can be moved in a movement direction (r) relative thereto, wherein the first bearing element first receives the second bearing element, with a large, undefined play in a play direction (p) which is perpendicular to the movement direction, and the first bearing element and/or the second bearing element is later deformed in a plastic manner by pressurizing in a stamping direction (x) until the first bearing element and the second bearing element contact each other without play in the play direction. Before the plastic deformation, the first bearing element elastically deforms under reduction of play and the elastic deformation is reversed after the plastic deformation, so that a defined clearance fit occurs between the first bearing element and the second bearing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Leppla
  • Patent number: 8851760
    Abstract: A bearing block can be secured to a fixture with quick release spring pins. The bearing block can also be secured to a shaft using a quick release spring pin. This facilitates the removal of the bearing block for repair or for cleaning whereby the bearing block can be removed without the necessity of tools or skilled labor. This thereby saves time in the removal, cleaning and reassembly or replacement of the bearing block and the device can be put back into service with significant time savings. This bearing block can be used in new designs or can be used to retrofit existing bearings and blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: James E. Monaweck
  • Publication number: 20140284910
    Abstract: A steering shaft bearing unit for rotatably mounting a steering shaft of a steering column for a motor vehicle includes at least one circumferentially closed region for accommodating at least one bearing for rotatably mounting the steering shaft, and at least one securing region for securing the steering shaft bearing unit to a console part of the steering column. At least one through-hole, in particular two through-holes, for guiding a clamping bolt of the steering column therethrough is/are arranged in the securing region. The steering shaft bearing unit is formed by joining, preferably welding, together at least two, preferably exactly two half-shells, each of which includes at least one section of the securing region and at least one section of the at least one circumferentially closed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Rony Schnitzer
  • Publication number: 20140261626
    Abstract: A solar energy collection system can include support devices made with bearings. Such bearings can include an inner partially toroidal surface for sliding contact and support of an outer surface of a torque tube. The toroidal surface can be made with a single radius of curvature or multiple radiuses of curvature and cylindrical portions. The bearings can include connectors for connecting the bearing members to a support housing. The connectors can be tool-less connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SunPower Corporation
    Inventor: Vicent Ripoll Agullo
  • Publication number: 20140270612
    Abstract: A bearing with a supporting element, wherein the bearing is suitable for connecting a rotor blade of a wind turbine with a hub of the wind turbine is provided. The bearing comprises a first ring, which is arranged and prepared to be connected with the hub, and a second ring, which is arranged and prepared to be connected with the rotor blade. The rotor blade is rotatable with regard to the hub around a rotor blade axis of rotation. Furthermore, the bearing comprises a supporting element for supporting the first ring, in particular against deformation. The supporting element is arranged and prepared to be attached to the first ring with a first fixing element and to the hub with a second fixing element. A method of supporting a first ring of a bearing is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Henning Ebbesen, Akhilesh Shukla
  • Patent number: 8833328
    Abstract: A structural frame is provided. The structural frame includes a bottom surface, first and second cylinder block sidewall engaging surfaces, the first and second cylinder block sidewall engaging surfaces positioned above the bottom surface at a height that is above a centerline of a crankshaft support included in a cylinder block when the structural frame is coupled to the cylinder block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher K. Palazzolo, Darren Sipila, Steve Poe, Philip D. Cierpial, Changsheng Gan
  • Patent number: 8834030
    Abstract: A bush bearing includes a bearing body having an inner peripheral surface which is brought into contact with a cylindrical outer peripheral surface of a rotating shaft portion so as to be rotatable in a first direction, a groove provided on an outer peripheral surface of the bearing body so as to extend in the first direction, and an elastic ring fitted on said groove and having a pair of projecting portions and a portion, the pair of projecting portions partially projecting radially outward from the outer peripheral surface of said bearing body in second direction, the portion being provided at positions in the first direction between the pair of projecting portions, and not projecting radially outward from the outer peripheral surface of the bearing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oiles Corporation
    Inventor: Noboru Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8827559
    Abstract: A telescopic side arm for a refuse vehicle has an inner and outer boom. A mounting assembly secures the outer boom with a refuse vehicle. A plurality of bearing pads is positioned between the inner and outer booms to provide smooth movement between the inner and outer booms. A plurality of shims is associated with the bearing pads to assure a tight fit between the inner and outer booms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventors: David C. Gentry, Bryan Stewart
  • Publication number: 20140203539
    Abstract: A method for series production of a vehicle assembly, especially an interior assembly, including a vehicle-side support, especially a vehicle steering wheel (12), and a component to be fastened at the support, especially a horn module (14), wherein a module-side bearing unit (22) consisting of at least two bearing members (46, 50) is assigned to the component and/or a support-side bearing unit (24) consisting of at least two bearing members (26, 28) is assigned to the support, and wherein one of the bearing members (28, 50) of the respective bearing unit (22, 24) has a contact surface (34, 58) and the other one of the bearing members (26, 46) has at least one bearing surface (38, 54) includes the step of individually orientating the two bearing members (26, 28, 46, 50) of at least one bearing unit (22, 24) relative to each other as a function of the actual dimensions of the support installed and/or the component installed, fastening the two bearing members (26, 28, 46, 50) orientated relative to each other, a
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TRW Automotive Safety Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Bachmann, Ralph Frisch, Markus Haas, Matthias Helmstetter, Robert Mazuch, Erich Syndikus, Peter Schmid, Dominik Schutz, Rainer Winsel
  • Publication number: 20140169714
    Abstract: The invention relates to coupling at least two window coverings and, provides apparatus for coupling a first and second window covering in substantially coaxial alignment comprising the combination of a bracket and a bearing insert, where: the bracket comprises at least one first portion adapted for fixing the bracket to a structure and a second portion comprising a combination of one or more generally C-shaped apertures; the bearing insert comprises a generally annular assembly with first and second side portions secured together by a hub portion, the hub portion having an outer surface configured as a truncated circle, wherein the truncated circle configuration of the hub portion is adapted to allow passage of the bearing insert into the C-shaped aperture and pre vent passage out of the C-shaped aperture upon rotation of the bearing insert in the C-shaped aperture
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Blindware Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Grant Raymond Norton, David Scott Wellington
  • Publication number: 20140147069
    Abstract: A buffer unit for the slewing platform of the tamping machine, comprising a slewing plafform, a slewing bearing and a chassis, the upper end of the said slewing bearing connects to the slewing plafform and the lower end of said slewing bearing connects to the chassis, the slewing platform can revolve around the chassis 360 degrees, further comprising a annular supporting slab, a hydraulic cylinder and a connecting rod, the annular supporting slab is fixed on the chassis by bolt. The hydraulic cylinder is fitted on the rear end of the central plane of the slewing platform, the piston rod head of the hydraulic cylinder connects to said connecting rod. The connecting rod can touch and support the annular base slab at any point of the direction of 360 degrees rotation when the hydraulic cylinder extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Jiwen Peng, Zhiqiang Wu, Weichan Qin, Wei Zhao
  • Patent number: 8727633
    Abstract: A bearing support assembly (10) comprising a bearing (12) supported within a bearing block (14) is provided. A shaft (26) is arranged to rotate within the bearing (12) and a disc member (34) is carried on the shaft (26) proximate to the bearing block (14). A ring member (20) is secured to the bearing block (14) so that in the event of bearing failure the disc member (34) engages with the ring member (20) so as to support the shaft (26) in rotational motion. The disc member has a diameter that is larger than the outer diameter of the ring member. The ring member (20) is at least partially recessed into the thickness of the disc member (34). The assembly may be utilized in agricultural machinery which include rotors (30) which are supported on rotating shafts. The ring member (20) may provide a labyrinth seal which inhibits the ingress of particulate matter into the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: AGCO A/S
    Inventor: Morten Leth Bilde
  • Patent number: 8727625
    Abstract: A roller grill bearing assembly that can be adapted to fit on any size roller grill or roller tubes. The bearing assembly substantially increases the bearing land on the roller grill housing and increases the bearing area over the land. The bearing assembly permits the bearing apparatus to be snapped in place on the stamped opening on a sheet metal side panel as done using current manufacturing methods. Further, the bearing assembly can be produced using current manufacturing techniques without significantly changing the cost of production. Most importantly, the invention substantially increases the life span of the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Standex International Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Humphrey, Ryan James Coulter
  • Patent number: 8721185
    Abstract: Constructive arrangement added to a support for assembling agricultural tilting bearings with new constructive form applied to the assembly support, which comprises the arrangement of multiple and contiguous openings practiced on its upper portion, so as to allow the use, in different diameters and different inter centers, of fastening elements. Alternatively, the multiple openings can be of analogous conformation and not contiguous, so as to allow the desirable interchangeability among different brands and models of agricultural equipment. The new constructive form of the support foresees the arrangement of hollow ears at opposite side ends, and also the arrangement of openings practiced on its lower ends, preferably with recesses tied in one of the ends of the fastening methods for their retention at the tilting bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Joao Carlos Marchesan
  • Publication number: 20140064646
    Abstract: A replaceable bearing surface is disclosed. The replaceable bearing surface comprises an outer housing and a low-friction, abrasion resistant button secured within the outer housing. The outer housing is adapted to be inserted into and removed from a device without damaging the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Superior Drilling Products LLC
    Inventors: Gilbert Troy Meier, James D. Isenhour
  • Publication number: 20140056637
    Abstract: A telescopic side arm for a refuse vehicle has an inner and outer boom. A mounting assembly secures the outer boom with a refuse vehicle. A plurality of bearing pads is positioned between the inner and outer booms to provide smooth movement between the inner and outer booms. A plurality of shims is associated with the bearing pads to assure a tight fit between the inner and outer booms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: David C. GENTRY, Bryan STEWART
  • Publication number: 20140048677
    Abstract: A bearing cup base and a fan frame assembly provided with same are disclosed. The bearing cup base includes a base body having a first side, a bearing cup perpendicularly forward extended from the first side of the base body, and a printed circuit layer formed on the first side. By directly forming the printed circuit layer on the bearing cup base, a fan using the bearing cup base can be manufactured at largely reduced cost and can have a further reduced overall height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chiu-Mao Huang
  • Publication number: 20140020249
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a bearing assembly on a shaft includes an internal flange, external flange, and a sleeve. The internal flange is securable to the bearing assembly and has a displacement pin extending outward that defines an initial position of the bearing assembly relative to the shaft. The external flange is secured to the internal flange via fasteners passing through elongated holes. The external flange has an opening configured to receive the displacement pin. The external flange may be rotated when coupled to the internal flange with the fasteners between a first position where the external flange opening is not in register with the displacement pin and a second position where the external flange opening is in register with the displacement pin. A sleeve has a tapered outside diameter and is engageable with the external flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: William Gregory Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8632254
    Abstract: A bearing sump includes an annular housing having a first axial length that is substantially equivalent to an axial length of the bearing sump; an annular bearing support disposed concentrically within the annular housing and having a second axial length that is less than about 50% of the first axial length; an annular space between the housing and the bearing support; and first and second axial ribs in the form of annular segments having a central angle of less than about 60 degrees and connecting with both the housing and the bearing support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Hunter Hammond
  • Publication number: 20140010486
    Abstract: A bearing assembly and a method of forming a bearing assembly is provided including a housing having a bore. The bore has a generally concave inner surface. The bearing assembly also includes a bearing having an inner member. The inner member is movable about a central axis and is dimensioned to fit within the bore. The inner member has a generally convex outer surface complementary to the concave inner surface of the bore. The housing functions as an outer member of the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Paul R. Brewer, Steven Shortcott, Philip Andrew Rowles, Reg R. Raval
  • Publication number: 20130322923
    Abstract: A bearing member placed at an end of a photosensitive drum, and a shaft member is attached thereto. The bearing member has a cylindrical body and a retaining portion placed in the cylindrical body, retaining a torque transmission pin provided in the shaft member, and removably provided. The retaining portion is provided with swaying grooves at least two grooves extending in an axial direction of the cylindrical body, placed opposite each other, and whose bottoms have each a curved surface exhibiting a bow with respect to the axial direction; inlet grooves at one end thereof connected to the respective swaying grooves and at the other end thereof connected to outside of the retaining portion and placed at an upstream position with respect to the swaying grooves along a direction of rotation of the cylindrical body; and a pedestal interposed, at one end, between the two swaying grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuichi IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20130308981
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supporting mechanism including a bearing support portion that supports a bearing and is open so that the bearing is removed in a first direction that crosses a rotating shaft that is supported by the bearing, a driving shaft coupling that transmits a driving force to the rotating shaft by being connected to a rotating shaft coupling that is provided at one end of the rotating shaft, and a contact member that includes a bearing contact portion that makes contact with the bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki HARAYAMA, Shinichi OHBA, Satoshi EZAWA
  • Patent number: 8587171
    Abstract: A spindle motor is disclosed, wherein the spindle motor includes a bearing housing coupled to the base plate, a bearing disposed in the bearing housing, and a rotating shaft inserted into the bearing to rotatably support to the bearing, a portion of bearing protruded from a circumferential face of the bearing is press-fitted into an inner face of the bearing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chanseok Kim
  • Publication number: 20130301964
    Abstract: A bearing retaining structure includes a base, a stator assembly and a bearing. The base has a bearing cup projected from one side thereof, and the bearing cup internally defines a receiving space and has a fixed end connected to the base and an opposite free end. The bearing is disposed in the receiving space of the bearing cup. The stator assembly has an axially extended central opening and a retaining portion radially inward protruded from an inner wall surface of the central opening. The stator assembly is externally mounted around the bearing cup with the retaining portion tightly fitted around the free end of the bearing cup to narrow the receiving space, so that an inner wall surface of the receiving space is in tight contact with an outer wall surface of the bearing, and the bearing is stably retained in the bearing cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Chu-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 8579510
    Abstract: A rotatable bar pin bushing assembly is disclosed for connecting components in a vehicular system, such as a suspension and/or axle system. The rotatable bar pin bushing assembly includes an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve positioned around the inner sleeve, and an insert positioned between the inner and outer sleeves. The rotatable bar pin bushing assembly also includes a bar pin rotatably positioned within the inner sleeve. The bar pin has at least one end with at least one bore extending therethrough to receive a fastener. The bar pin is rotatable within the inner sleeve to allow indexing of the bar pin for registering the at least one bore of the bar pin with a connector of a different component. A method for assembling the rotatable bar pin bushing assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hendrickson USA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Shawn D. Noble, Hormoz Kerendian, Ashley T. Dudding, Louis F. Mattia, Charles A. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20130287617
    Abstract: A compressor may include a shell, a bearing housing supported within the shell, an orbiting scroll, a non-orbiting scroll meshingly engaged with the orbiting scroll, fasteners and a drive shaft. The bearing housing may include a central body defining a bore and arms extending radially outward from a central body and defining circumferentially extending grooves. The circumferentially extending grooves may include inner side walls, outer side walls and base regions extending regionally between the inner and outer side walls and defining fastener receiving apertures. The orbiting scroll may be supported on the bearing housing and a non-orbiting scroll may be meshingly engaged with the orbiting scroll and may include flanges defining flange apertures. The fasteners may extend through the flange apertures and the fasteners receiving apertures and secure the non-orbiting scroll to the bearing housing. The drive shaft may extend through the bore and be engaged with the orbiting scroll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Nicholas Siefring
  • Patent number: 8569918
    Abstract: A bearing assembly for an electrical motor, including a shaft, a housing, and a main bearing between the shaft and the housing, the shaft being surrounded by a rigid sleeve for functioning as an auxiliary bearing in case of a breakdown of the main bearing and as a grease sealing under normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: ABB AB
    Inventors: Peter Isberg, Per-Olof Lindberg
  • Publication number: 20130251530
    Abstract: A bearing cup structure and a thermal module thereof. The bearing cup structure includes a cup body and a retainer ring. The cup body has a fixing section, a receiving space and a shoulder section. The fixing section is formed at one end of the cup body. The shoulder section is formed in the receiving space. The retainer ring is formed with a hole in communication with the receiving space. With the bearing cup structure, the heat dissipation efficiency of the thermal module is increased and the assembling time is shortened to lower the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Meihua Yuan
  • Publication number: 20130248155
    Abstract: A bearing cup structure and a thermal module thereof. The bearing cup structure includes a cup body, a base seat, an assembling member and a retainer ring. The cup body has a receiving space and a fixing section formed at one end of the cup body. The base seat is received in the receiving space. The base seat has a first shoulder section, a second shoulder section and a receiving section. The assembling member is disposed in the receiving section and passes through the receiving section. The retainer ring is attached to the first shoulder section. With the bearing cup structure, the heat dissipation performance of the thermal module is greatly promoted and the assembling time is shortened to lower the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Meihua Yuan
  • Patent number: 8523444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ring (120) that is intended for being mounted tightly around a shaft of a hydraulic machine to form a portion of a hydrostatic or hydrodynamic bearing. The ring includes at least one first section (122), at least one second section (124) and means (132) for mounting the first and second sections around the shaft. Each section (122, 124) includes two edge surfaces (1223, 1243) connecting the external (1221, 1241) and internal (1222, 1242) radial surfaces thereof. The first section (122) is provided with at least one threaded hole (127) accessible via an edge surface (1223) and capable of receiving a screw (132) projecting from an edge surface (1243) of the second section (124). The screw (132) is provided, on the portion of the shank (134) thereof that projects from the second section (124), with at least one raised pattern (140) for rotatably moving the shank (134) in order to screw or unscrew the shank in the threaded hole (127).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Alstom Renewable Technologies
    Inventor: Eric Melet