Closure Or Plug Spaced From Joint Patents (Class 403/10)
  • Patent number: 10890270
    Abstract: A solenoid valve includes a magnet assembly, a valve cartridge having a pole core, a valve sleeve connected to the pole core, an armature, a valve body, and at least one spring tongue. The armature is guided in an axially movable manner within the valve sleeve and is coupled to a closing element. The magnet assembly generates a magnetic field via energization of a coil winding. The magnetic field is configured to move the armature counter to a force of a restoring spring. The valve body is positioned within the valve sleeve. A main valve seat of the valve body forms a main valve with the closing element that sets a fluid flow between at least one first fluid opening and at least one second fluid opening. The spring tongue is arranged on the valve sleeve and forms a positively locking connection between the valve sleeve and the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Edgar Kurz, Harald Speer, Volker Edelmann
  • Patent number: 9534416
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a lifting apparatus, in particular a cross lifting beam, for lifting a first pylon segment of a concrete pylon of a wind power installation by means of a crane, including at least one fixing means for fixing the pylon segment to the lifting apparatus, and at least one release apparatus for releasing a connection between the lifting apparatus and the pylon segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann van Ohlen, Norbert Holscher, Michael Honczek, Jan Kapitza, Ralf Buck
  • Publication number: 20150078804
    Abstract: A logistics assembly is configured to be coupled to a sidewall of a trailer. The logistics assembly includes a logistics strip configured to be coupled to an inside surface the sidewall of the trailer and a splicing plate configured to be coupled to an outside surface the sidewall of the trailer. The splicing plate is spaced-apart from the logistics strip to define a channel therebetween, and the logistics strip includes a plurality of vertically-spaced slots aligned with the channel. The logistics assembly further includes an insert engaged with the logistics strip and the splicing plate. The insert is configured to block access from inside the trailer through at least one slot of the logistics strip in order to prevent debris from entering through the slot and into a channel between the logistics strip and the splicing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: RODNEY P. EHRLICH
  • Patent number: 8282083
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant railing insert including a stainless steel upper body for insertion into a railing post and including channels for liquid drainage from the railing post, an elongated stainless steel mounting arm protruding from the upper body. The mounting arm has a smaller cross-sectional area than the upper body, which are integrally associated as a unitary device. The upper body is secured within a railing post while the mounting aim is inserted into a complimentary aperture or sleeve formed in a concrete substrate and secured therein with an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Poma & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Poma
  • Publication number: 20100024726
    Abstract: One embodiment of this fastening apparatus comprises a cap with a passage through the length of the cap. This cap is received by the upper panels of a body. The embodiments of this fastening apparatus may have two or more upper panels that form a recess. The body also has a lower region with a passage. The upper panels are flexible and can translate to retain the cap within the recess. A threaded member is disposed in the passage of the body. This cap may be fabricated of graphite in one instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Paul N. ZEYTOONIAN
  • Patent number: 7350999
    Abstract: A fastener and plug device for mounting a trashcan bar to a trashcan and for covering the hollow ends of the trashcan bar includes a plug portion and a fastener portion. The plug portion includes an end cap and a plurality of spaced apart discs for enclosing the openings in the ends of the trashcan bar. The fastener portion includes an extension member extending outwardly from the end cap for engaging and extending through an aperture in the trashcan bar for securing the trashcan bar to the trashcan. The fastener and plug device of the invention reduces the known multiple steps of installing the trashcan bar onto the trashcan, eliminates the use of multiple fasteners typically needed to secure the trashcan bar to the trashcan, is installable in the field, and permits the trashcans to be more easily stackable for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Brletich, Robert L. Kempf
  • Patent number: 7234910
    Abstract: A bucket has a pair of longitudinally parallel and spaced apart pins for attaching to a pin grabber quick coupler. The pins may require removal from the bucket for repair or replacement if the pins are damaged. One or more windows are formed in the side of the bucket for facilitating access to and the removal of the pins from the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventors: Pandu R. Boyapally, Douglas R. Bye, Jeffry J. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 7159363
    Abstract: A stairway and rail system. The stairway system includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; at least one baluster per tread; a two-piece handrail assembly; and a lateral support for supporting the handrail. In the preferred embodiment, the handrail assembly includes: a top segment; a bottom segment; a mating surface on one of the top segment and the bottom segment for aligning the top segment with the bottom segment; and a fastener groove between the top segment and the bottom segment for permitting the accommodation of fasteners used to attach the handrail to each baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, J. Allen Dyer
  • Patent number: 6715242
    Abstract: A stairway and rail system. The stairway system includes a plurality of spaced apart treads; at least one baluster per tread; a two-piece handrail assembly; and a lateral support for supporting the handrail. In the preferred embodiment, the handrail assembly includes: a top segment; a bottom segment; a mating surface on one of the top segment and the bottom segment for aligning the top segment with the bottom segment; and a fastener groove between the top segment and the bottom segment for permitting the accommodation of fasteners used to attach the handrail to each baluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: ECMD, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Green, J. Allen Dyer
  • Patent number: 6453765
    Abstract: An abutment with a molded part for the fastening of actuating pulls, preferably for actuating pulls at the transmission in motor vehicles. The abutment has a base plate with a self-locking wedge, a perforated plate and a stop which protrudes relative to the base plate. A molded part into which at least one cable pull projects and is enclosed and held by the molded part. The molded part has a conical support surface into which the self-locking wedge fits. A guide rod projects into the molded part and can snap into the perforated plate of the abutment. A lock is provided at the molded part and can be unlocked by the stop of the abutment and provides a connection between the abutment and the molded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: United Parts FHS Automobil Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Waldow, Arnd B├╝rger
  • Patent number: 6243937
    Abstract: A slip spline assembly is provided including a slip yoke with a splined bore and an open end. A plug is sealingly secured to the open end of the slip yoke. The plug has an aperture which is sealed after the yoke is plated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Tech., Inc.
    Inventors: Al Benton Craig, Walter Joseph Golemblewski
  • Patent number: 5823701
    Abstract: A connector is inserted into connecting holes arranged at abutment surfaces between structural members, adhesive agent is fed from one end of a hollow part of the connector or an opening part of a branch pipe of the connector and the clearances between the surface of the connector and circumferential walls of the connecting holes are filled with adhesive agent flowed out of the other end opening at the hollow part of the connector so as to connect both structural members in rigid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Home Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Goto
  • Patent number: 5649782
    Abstract: A transport anchor for transporting a heavy part, which anchor is embedded in the heavy part, includes a sleeve having an inner thread for receiving a load bearing member. The sleeve has a first section with an exterior end face positioned flush with the exterior surface of the heavy part. The sleeve has a second section with a receiving member for an anchoring element of the heavy part. A first plug with an outer thread is threaded into the inner thread of the sleeve and is moveable along the inner thread. The first plug has a plug end face facing outwardly relative to the heavy part. The load bearing member can frictionally engage the plug end face of the first plug. The load bearing member has a base body with an outer thread for cooperation with the inner thread of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Halfen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Frohlich, Ernst Peppel
  • Patent number: 5261201
    Abstract: Prefabricated handrail fittings are disclosed which contain preformed internal slots which accept simple fasteners for quickly making mitered and butt joints without hand working in the field. A plurality of interconnected slots are arranged internally along a longitudinal axis to provide fittings which are adjustable in length with only a simple transverse saw cut and which adjustably cover the entire range of angular inclination of an inclined handrail to which the fittings may be joined. A single angular fitting can be used to make either left or right turning connections between an uprising easing section and a post. A universal uprising easing is provided. Short extensions can be connected to surfaces while working from upper side without hand working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Lynn H. Smith
  • Patent number: 5233720
    Abstract: A windshield wiper has a wiper blade which is coupled to a drive head through a wiper arm having a shroud. A shield for protecting the drive head includes a hollow body extended by at least one securing arm, through which the shield is joined to the shroud while being able to slide with respect to the latter. The shield is joined to the shroud through two securing arms, each of which is formed with a longitudinal guide slot, with pins, carried by the shroud, engaging within such guide slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Wilfrid Schon
  • Patent number: 5004253
    Abstract: A guard for a baby carriage in which armrests have fitting holes facing a front surface and a guard has fitting pipes which are insertable into these fitting holes. Each of the fitting pipes has a biased tab which is engageable with a engagement hole at the side of a cylidrical hole at the back of the fitting hole. An opening button, at the bottom of the arm rest, releases the biased tab for the removal of the guard. Planar covers with rear projections are fittable into the fitting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Combi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinroku Nakao, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Hitoshi Kato
  • Patent number: 4982632
    Abstract: A socket having a polygonal cavity at its front end and an inner drive tool unit in the recess. The set includes a single socket and a plurality of units of different sizes, each unit including a wafer and an inner drive tool element. All the wafers have the same external dimensions, but the inner drive tool elements are of different sizes. Another form includes a plurality of units, each including a socket and an inner drive tool element, semi-fixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Inventor: Thomas C. Barmore
  • Patent number: 4944627
    Abstract: A joint for ready-to assemble furniture including a mortise in a first of two workpieces, an insert for the mortise and a fastener, such as a screw for securely joining the workpieces. The fastener receiving insert has a curved front wall corresponding to a curved load-bearing face of the mortise. An insert bore penetrates the insert for receiving the fastener, and a cover cap on the insert covers the insert member and the mortise from view when two workpieces are joined. The second workpiece has a pre-drilled bore which receives the threaded end of the fastener. The fastener is screwed into threaded engagement with the pre-drilled bore in the second workpiece to securely joint the two workpieces. A plurality of embodiments of the joint and a method of joining the workpieces also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Durney/Alexander
    Inventor: Max W. Durney
  • Patent number: 4585365
    Abstract: A technique of construction is disclosed utilizing a plurality of upright posts bored from the top to define a bore that is coaxial with the post, there being cutaway portions entering into the sides of the post and communicating with the coaxial bore. A plurality of beams each has a tongue at both ends, the tongues fitting within the cutaway portions and being secured within the coaxial bore in the respective post. This securing is done with pins which are driven down into detent bores in the ends of the tongues, and the entire coaxial bore and pin and tongue detent structure is hidden by virtue of an overlying cap which is a press-fit into the coaxial bore, defining a flush surface with the top of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Inventor: Joe Manno
  • Patent number: 4559657
    Abstract: A sheet metal bedrail for mounting within a cutout portion formed in the legs of the headboard of a bed. The bedrail is formed of thin gauge sheet metal having a longitudinally and vertically extending central web portion and longitudinally extending beads at the upper and lower marginal edges of the web. A plastic end cap having a pair of spaced legs mounted perpendicularly to a plate is adapted to engage the bedrail so that the legs extend within the spaced beads. Aligning mounting bores are formed in the beads of the bedrail and legs of the end cap which receive bolts adapted to mount the bedrail within the cutout portion of the headboard legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry W. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 4545830
    Abstract: Gas pressurized electrical cables, having a portion of an outer sheath removed for repair or splicing, are sealed while under pressure by providing at the exposed cable portion a gas pressure escape vent having a vent opening of area less than that of the cable exposed portion. Sealant tape is wrapped around the exposed cable portion and the vent exterior effectively sealing the entire exposed cable portion with the exception of the vent opening through which the gas escapes while such sealant tape is applied. The vent opening, being smaller than the original exposed cable portion, is readily sealably closed as by suitably plugging such vent opening and covering same with a sealant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts Corporation
    Inventors: Zoltan B. Dienes, Thomas L. Mineur
  • Patent number: 4416561
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for mounting a sanitary object with wider and narrower adjoining cutouts and an opening with the axis extending substantially normal to the axes of the cutouts, has a bolt member anchorable in the wall on which the sanitary object is to be mounted, a nut member having a wider portion substantially corresponding to the wider cutout of the sanitary object and a narrower portion substantially corresponding to the narrower cutout of the object, and being screwable onto the bolt member so as to fix the object between the nut member and the wall, and an actuating member arranged to extend through the opening of the sanitary object and to engage the nut member and to be supported by the latter so as to screw the nut member onto the bolt member and to thereby fix the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1983
    Inventor: Artur Fischer
  • Patent number: 3997274
    Abstract: A hinge pin construction including a pin adapted to journal an arm or the like, an annular wedge member associated with one end of the pin, an axially extending lubricant passage in at least one of the wedge member and the pin for directing lubricant to the interface of the pin and an arm journalled thereon, a plug removably closing the axially outer end of the passage and a collet received on the wedge member and including a bolt securing the collet to the pin. An axially extending passage is located in the collet and is of a size greater than that of the plug whereby the plug may be removed from the lubricant passage. An additional plug is employed for selectively closing the collet passage and a keying device is employed for precluding assembly of the collet to the wedge member except with the collet and lubricating passages aligned to allow the introduction of lubricant into the lubricant passage without removing the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventor: Lowell P. Iverson