Structurally Installed In Diverse Art Device Patents (Class 403/24)
  • Patent number: 11092186
    Abstract: A pretensioning element pressure screw (11) having a shank (12) which has a first end (13) and a second end (14), opposite the first end (13). Starting from the first end (13), a threaded portion (16), having an outer diameter (D), is formed adjacent a threadless shank portion (21), having an outer diameter (dg). The threadless shank portion (21) extends to the second end (14) of the shank (12). An engagement mechanism (26) for a tool is arranged at the first end (13) of the shank (12). The outer diameter (dg) of the threadless shank portion (21) corresponds to 1.0 times the outer diameter (D) of the threaded portion (16). A pretensioning element and a pretensioning screw body element having a plurality of such pretensioning element pressure screws (11) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PLOKE ENGINEERING AG
    Inventor: Robert Ploke
  • Patent number: 10995469
    Abstract: A quick coupler provides a way to securely lock implements to the coupler utilizing a design which receives hooks at connection locations and then directs pins into pockets at a rear of the implement. Instead of directing the pins along a pocket axis (as is done in the prior art), the pins are directed at an angle relative to the pocket axis thereby securely connecting the coupler to the implement. In fact some embodiments can have a pin extension system spaced from a wedge plate surface defining the pocket of the implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TAG Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen E. Kimble, Tracy C. Errera
  • Patent number: 10858826
    Abstract: Embodiments of an expansion joint are provided. The expansion joint is configured to cover a gap between a first architectural surface and a second architectural surface. The expansion joint includes a panel having a first surface and a second surface in which the second surface is opposite the first surface. When the panel covers the gap, the panel is magnetically connected to both of the first architectural surface or the second architectural surface. The expansion joint may also a tether to connect the panel to the architectural surfaces when the panel becomes dislodged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Gebhardt, George Matthew Fisher
  • Patent number: 10793179
    Abstract: A steering column assembly includes a jacket assembly, a locking assembly, and an adjustment lever. The jacket assembly extends along a steering column axis and is connected to a support bracket. The locking assembly is movable between a locked position that inhibits movement of the jacket assembly relative to the steering column axis and an unlocked position that facilitates movement of the jacket assembly relative to the steering column axis. The adjustment lever is arranged to pivot about a lever axis to move the locking assembly between the locked position and the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Anspaugh, Donald A. Buzzard, John C. Maxwell, John F. Schulz, Melvin L. Tinnin
  • Patent number: 10780998
    Abstract: A spacecraft includes a body, a plurality of separate units, and a first auxiliary radiator panel. The body includes a plurality of sidewalls, at least a first sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls including an outboard-facing radiator surface having optical solar reflectors disposed thereon. A first subset of the plurality of units is thermally coupled with the outboard-facing radiator surface of the first sidewall. A second subset of the plurality of units is thermally coupled with the first auxiliary radiator panel and is isolated from at least conductive thermal heat transfer with the outboard-facing radiator surface of the first sidewall. The first subset of units is spatially proximate to the second subset of units and is configured to operate in a first temperature range. The second subset of units is configured to operate in a second temperature range, the second temperature range being different from the first temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Wu, Timothy Lofquist
  • Patent number: 10770936
    Abstract: A rotor includes a shaft. A plurality of rotor modules are disposed about the shaft. Each of the rotor modules includes a cylindrical support ring, a ferromagnetic core radially outward of the support ring, at least one PM arc arranged in a first ring and at least one PM arc arranged in a second ring, the first and second ring being radially outward of the ferromagnetic core, and a retainer having a first wall disposed radially outward of the first ring and the second ring and a second wall defining an axial boundary between the first ring and the second ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Jacek F. Gieras
  • Patent number: 10637079
    Abstract: A unit cell for a fuel cell includes a membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA), a gas diffusion layer disposed on one surface of the MEA, a separator plate disposed to be spaced from the gas diffusion layer, and at least one coil spring interposed between the gas diffusion layer and the separator plate to elastically support the gas diffusion layer and the separator plate while electrically connecting the gas diffusion layer with the separator plate and providing a reactant gas passage to transfer reactant gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jung Ik Kim
  • Patent number: 10571079
    Abstract: A LED light assembly that utilizes an LED filament wherein the LED filament is suspendedly mounted within the interior volume of the linear lamp tube of the present invention. The LED light assembly includes end caps configured to be operably secured to opposing ends of the lamp tube. A pair of connection members are configured to be operably coupled with the pair of end caps. The connection members are manufactured from electrically conductive material and are operably coupled to electrical supply wires. A pair of mounting members are operably coupled to each connection member are include a coil suspension member that has a first hook and a second hook formed on opposing ends thereof. The LED filament is operably coupled intermediate the pair of mounting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan Yang
  • Patent number: 10221691
    Abstract: A connection arrangement comprising a shaft having an axial through hole, a tie rod located inside the axial through hole, an impeller comprising a solid hub, a plurality of blades, and an integral stub protruding axially from the solid hub; at an end of the tie rod there is an integral body having a shape radially protruding from the tie rod; the stub has a cavity for receiving the body and an axial hole for inserting the body into the cavity; the stub axial hole has a shape corresponding to the shape of the body; the cavity is so sized and shaped as to allow rotation of the body inside the cavity and trapping of the body in the cavity once rotated; the shaft and the impeller are coupled together by a coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nuovo Pignone Srl
    Inventors: Gabriele Mariotti, Enrica Caterina Benedetto, Alberto Scotti Del Greco, Marco Mencagli
  • Patent number: 10190314
    Abstract: An anchoring assembly for anchoring a liner of a cured lining material arranged to be applied in liquid form to a metal object provided with the anchoring assembly, the anchoring assembly including an elongated mounting pin and a ferrule provided at a first end thereof, wherein the pin is arranged to be mounted at the first end to the metal object, the anchoring assembly further including a plurality of spaced anchor fins connected to the pin at a second end and extending radially outward relative to the pin, wherein the ferrule includes a radially outwardly extending place holder part arranged to be held by a ferrule holder during mounting of the pin at the first end to the metal object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SILICON HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Michael Garot, Danielle Francesca Garot, Wouter Garot
  • Patent number: 10100664
    Abstract: A ceramic centerbody (120) for an aircraft gas turbine engine. The ceramic centerbody (120) comprises an interlaced fiber structure having fibers oriented in a substantially transverse directions and a ceramic matrix surrounding the ceramic fiber structure. The ceramic fiber and matrix are formed into a conical shape having a fore end (128) and an aft end (126). The centerbody includes a means for mechanical attachment (130) circumferentially oriented around the fore end of the centerbody. The fore end further includes additional plies oriented in a third preselected direction, thereby providing additional strength to for mechanical attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard James Renggli, Jeffrey Franklin Miller
  • Patent number: 10087848
    Abstract: A gear assembly support for a gas turbine engine includes a spline ring configured to fit into a case of the gas turbine engine and a flex support. The flex support includes splines for engaging the spline ring and an inner portion attachable to a portion the gear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Cigal, John R. Otto
  • Patent number: 10072711
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite rolling bearing (1) having a bearing flange (3) and at least one rolling bearing (4, 5) held on the bearing flange (3) by an inner ring (6, 7). In order to be able to fix the inner ring (7) on the bearing flange (3) with axial preloading without expansion, the inner ring (7) is acted upon by a holding-down device (23) that radially holds down the inner ring (7) and is preloaded against the inner ring (7) by a regulated axial force (F), and, by way of an advancing cone (21) introduced radially on the inside axially into the bearing flange (3), material (11) present on the bearing flange (3) is displaced radially towards the outside into a recessed formation (15, 16) in the inner ring (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Kaiser, Peter Niebling, Roland Langer, Frank Eichelmann
  • Patent number: 9956607
    Abstract: Construction is achieved that is capable of preventing the formation of radial streaks in the tip-end surfaces of teeth of hub-side face splines 21. When a swing center distance is taken to be L, a swing angle that is the inclination angle of the center axis of a roll 30 with respect to a main hub body 8 is taken to be ?, the pitch diameter of the hub-side face splines 21 is taken to be Dh, the number of teeth of the hub-side face splines 21 is taken to be Nh, and the number of teeth of a processing surface 31 of the roll 30 is taken to be Nr, the position relationship of the main hub body 8 and the roll 30, or in other words, at least one of the swing center distance L, the swing angle ?, and the pitch circle diameter Dh is regulated so that the relationship Nh/Nr=cos ?+(2L/Dh)·sin ? is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hagiwara, Toshio Nakamura, Hiroshi Koyama, Isao Shintou, Kazuto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9945424
    Abstract: A method of assembling mating components includes the steps of heating an inner surface of a first cavity of a first part to generate a first expansion, heating an outer surface of a component surrounding an outer periphery of the first part to generate a second expansion of the component that corresponds to the first expansion of the first part, inserting a second part into the first cavity while the first part is in an expanded condition, and cooling the first part to contract around the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Lin, Berci Cherpician
  • Patent number: 9863133
    Abstract: Implementations of a toilet installation guide and methods for installing a toilet. Implementations of toilet installation guides may include a shaft including a bolt receiving portion configured to receive a portion of a bolt and align a length of the shaft with a length of the bolt, a taper configured to be passed through the installation hole of the toilet while lowering the toilet toward the floor, and a visual aid configured to be seen through a toilet installation hole as an installer attempts to lower the toilet onto the floor over the bolt. In implementations the shaft may selectively couple to and decouple from the bolt with threads located on an inner wall of a cylindrical opening in the shaft. In implementations the toilet installation guide may be configured to be installed and uninstalled by hand, before and after lowering the toilet to the floor, respectively, to be reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: David E. Edwards, Kellie Rae Edwards
  • Patent number: 9841050
    Abstract: A connection device applicable to flexible display screen includes a joint assembly composed of main joints and subsidiary joints. Each main joint has a base section and a first arm and a second arm. The base section and the first and second arms define a first chamber, a first opening and a second chamber and a second opening. Each subsidiary joint has a connection section assembled with the flexible display screen and a first hand section and a second hand section extending from two ends of the connection section. The first and second hand sections respectively extend into the first and second chambers of two adjacent main joints and latch therewith. When an operator operates and opens/closes the display screen, the subsidiary joints relatively move within the first and second chambers of the main joints to drive the main joints to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: First Dome Corporation
    Inventor: An Szu Hsu
  • Patent number: 9694841
    Abstract: A steering column arrangement for a motor vehicle, in particular a passenger motor vehicle, is disclosed. The steering column arrangement has a console and a steering column that is mounted between respective console arms by intercession of an intermediate section, in particular a casing pipe box. The steering column is set releasably on the console by a clamping device where the clamping device includes at least one wedge pair that is held on the console by a support element. The wedge pair has respective clamping wedges where the clamping wedges adjoin each other directly and the wedge pair is supported on its side facing away from the intermediate section, in particular the casing pipe box, by the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Detlef Hansen, Torsten Harms, Holger Kittler, Jan Maak, Paul Root
  • Patent number: 9673559
    Abstract: A backshell includes an upper shell, a lower shell and a fastener coupled to the upper shell and coupled to the lower shell to hold the upper shell and the lower shell together and resist separation of the upper shell from the lower shell. The upper shell defines a portion of a cavity of the backshell and includes a top wall and an upper shell side wall extending from the top wall to a bottom of the upper shell. The lower shell defines another portion of the cavity of the backshell. The lower shell includes a bottom wall and a lower shell side wall extending from the bottom wall to a top of the lower shell. The top of the lower shell generally mates with the bottom of the upper shell at a mating plane. The fastener extends along a longitudinal axis generally parallel to the mating plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Nicholas Lee Evans, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Patent number: 9629659
    Abstract: An instrument fixation device includes a retaining ring, a ball joint disposed within and movable relative to the retaining ring, and a locking mechanism. The ball joint defines a channel configured to receive an instrument therethrough. The locking mechanism includes a locking sleeve and a lock. The locking sleeve is at least partially disposed within the retaining ring and engages the outer surface of the ball joint. When the locking mechanism is in an unlocked position, the ball joint is free to move within the retaining ring and when the locking mechanism is in a first locked position, the locking sleeve engages the outer surface of the ball joint to fix the ball joint relative to the retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Simranjeet Bhagat, Jeetendra Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 9595791
    Abstract: Colors for electric wires are reduced. A plurality of electric wires to be connected to a single connector have a single color, rubber plugs are attached to boundary portions that are each located extending from a terminal for connection to a connector connected to an end of the electric wire to the insulating coating of the electric wire, and the rubber plugs have different colors for identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Koki Takano
  • Patent number: 9506486
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for fastening a first housing section to a second housing section of a portable working tool as well as a method by means of which the connection of two housing sections to each other can be simplified are disclosed. A working tool is proposed with a bolt, which at least in sections has an external thread, an internal nut, which at least in sections has an internal thread, wherein the internal thread of the internal nut engages in the external thread of the bolt, and an external nut, which is connected to the internal nut in such a way that the internal nut is held in a displaceable manner in the external nut, whereby during a rotational movement of the external nut the internal nut follows the rotational movement of the external nut and the internal nut performs an axial movement relative to the external nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eik Stieler
  • Patent number: 9464661
    Abstract: A pony rod comprises an outer sleeve and a pony rod cap which may be threaded into a threaded shank portion. The pony rod cap may have an outside configuration comprising one or more flat sides. The pony rods may comprise an integral part of crossheads such that pony rod shanks are fixed to the respective crossheads. The crossheads may comprise one or more wear bridges cooperatively coupled with one or more crosshead extension members. A connecting rod is adapted to receive a wear plate such that the wear plate is removably coupled to the connecting rod. A reciprocating pump comprises a multi-piece pony rod assembly. A method of repairing a pump is provided, in which a modified pony rod comprising an outer sleeve is provided and a modified crosshead comprising one or more wear bridges is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: W. H. Barnett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9458591
    Abstract: Disclosed are piling apparatus and methods for installing a reinforced concrete piling apparatus into the ground without the use of a pile driver or an auger. A helical screw anchor and coupling device are used to pull pipe sections into the ground. A preassembled reinforcing rod cage is placed into the pipe sections in the ground. Wet concrete is poured into the pipe sections to encase the reinforcing rod cage. The pipe sections are then removed. Removal of the pipe sections from the helical screw anchor is accomplished using the coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HELI-CRETE ECO-FRIENDLY PILING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas B. Watson, III, Kenneth L. Vanpolen
  • Patent number: 9320484
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or apparatuses described herein provide a roller truck comprising non-rotating dampening material that is configured to dampen vibrations and mitigate the transference of vibrations from a rotating gantry to a support frame and vice-versa during rotation of the rotating gantry relative to the support frame. It will be appreciated that two different types of roller trucks, base roller trucks and z-axis roller trucks, are described herein, and the non-rotating dampening material may be inserted into one or both types of roller trucks. While the instant disclosure finds particular application in the context of computed tomography apparatus, the instant disclosure is not intended to be limited to such applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventor: Gilbert W. McKenna
  • Patent number: 9308775
    Abstract: A bearing device for a wheel includes an outer member having double-row outer raceway surfaces formed on an inner circumference thereof, an inner member including a hub wheel having a wheel mounting flange formed thereon and at least one inner race fitted to a small-diameter step portion formed on an outer circumference of the hub wheel, the inner member having double-row inner raceway surfaces formed thereon so as to be opposed to the double-row outer raceway surfaces, and a plurality of rolling elements in spaces between the double-row inner and outer raceway surfaces. The at least one inner race being fixed in an axial direction thereof by a staked portion, the staked portion having a face spline formed on an end surface thereof by plastic working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsunaga, Masahiro Tosaji
  • Patent number: 9307629
    Abstract: An electronic board comprises a plane printed circuit, a thermal drain and an expandable locking means positioned along one edge of the printed circuit comprising a part for transmission of movement and a part mobile in translation along an axis including a component perpendicular to the printed circuit. The part mobile in translation has at least one recess opening onto a face of the expandable locking means perpendicular to the printed circuit. The locking means is designed to rigidly fix the board in a chassis and to press the thermal drain against a face of the chassis. The printed circuit comprises a region which enters into the recess or recesses of the expandable locking means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Kontron Modular Computers SAS
    Inventors: Serge Tissot, Emmanuel Mollard, Yannick Collin
  • Patent number: 9284842
    Abstract: A link part for a turbine engine which mounted between a fan cone and a fan disk supporting fan blades is provided. The link part includes an annular wall pierced by a plurality of orifices, each orifice for receiving a fastener member and terminated by a substantially perpendicular rim having an outer surface that provides an aerodynamic extension of the fan between an outer surface of the fan cone and an outer surface of a fan blade platform. The annular wall is made of a first material that is composite and is provided on an inner surface of the rim with a ring made of a second material that is different from the first and that is suitable for radially retaining the fan blade platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: SAFRAN, SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Francois Lombard, Wouter Balk, Sebastien Pautard, Benjamin Samson, Benjamin Kiener-Calvet, Frederic Rogues
  • Patent number: 9255451
    Abstract: An apparatus for securing a transmission line in a downhole component includes: an element coupled to an exterior surface of the transmission line, the transmission line configured to be disposed in a communication conduit that extends through the downhole component, the element configured to restrict axial movement of the transmission line within the communication conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Henning Rahn, Ingo Roders, Detlev Benedict, Robert Buda, Rene Schulz, Stephan Mueller, Volker Peters, Helmut Floerke
  • Patent number: 9163671
    Abstract: A connecting device with a drive section having a thread on the end, wherein the connecting device can be used to screw a shaft element to a thread corresponding to the thread of the drive section, wherein, in addition to the thread, at least one positive-locking element forming a positive-locking connection with the shaft element is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Hermes, Sebastian Fischer
  • Patent number: 9157245
    Abstract: A scaffold mount bracket having an upper horizontal mount member, a wedge head, a lower horizontal mount member, a clamp, a vertical mount member, the vertical mount member having coupled proximate to the upper end thereof, and orthogonally thereto, the upper horizontal mount member and coupled to a lower end of the vertical mount member, and orthogonally thereto, the lower horizontal mount member. Coupled to the top of the vertical mount member is an attachment member having an aperture or structure for receiving, either directly or indirectly, a cable for hoisting or lowering a scaffold to which the invention is mounted or for hoisting or lowering a separate scaffold member or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Steve Howard Thacker
  • Patent number: 9119344
    Abstract: A reel mower has a drive and mounting system for easily and quickly installing a turf grooming attachment. A pair of bearing supports on opposite sides of the reel mower frame provides laterally spaced stub shafts between which the through shaft of the attachment can be nested. A pair of identical clamps releasably couples the opposite ends of the through shaft of the attachment to the adjacent stub shafts. Installation and removal of the clamps is sufficient to install or remove the attachment without requiring disassembly or lateral movement of the bearing supports or of the stub shafts rotatably journalled therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Robert D. Patton, Thomas F. Langworthy
  • Patent number: 9051778
    Abstract: A member is adapted to be used for forming at least one assembly opening in a first lineal, wherein the member provides a template for locating the at least one assembly opening. The members further adapted to be used to connect the first lineal to a second lineal using the member and the at least one assembly opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventor: Victor Massey
  • Patent number: 9044346
    Abstract: A powered prosthetic thigh can have a proximal portion configured to couple to a prosthetic hip socket and can have a distal portion attached to the proximal portion. The distal portion can have a distal connector configured to couple to a prosthetic knee. The powered prosthetic thigh can also have a computer controlled actuator configured to rotate the prosthetic thigh relative to the prosthetic hip socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Össur hf
    Inventors: David Langlois, Arinbjörn Viggo Clausen, Árni Einarsson
  • Patent number: 9044815
    Abstract: A dovetail coupling arrangement is disclosed for securing two removable parts along a coupling axis. The dovetail coupling arrangement includes multiple opposing surfaces between the receiver of a first member and the projection of a second member to provide resistance to forces transmitted in a direction orthogonal to the coupling axis. Such an arrangement may be utilized for jaw sets associated with hydraulic construction, demolition, and scrap handling equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: John R. Ramun
  • Patent number: 8789257
    Abstract: A toolholder connector having one threaded end and one end with a male quick change portion is threadingly engaged with a first toolholder having a threaded bore. The quick change connector also has a male quick change portion that is engaged within a side activated receiver of a second toolholder. Prior to activating the receiver, an alignment pin associated with the first toolholder is lined up with alignment slot associated with the second toolholder such that when the two are brought together, a pre-determined radial alignment will be retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventor: Ruy Frota de Souza Filho
  • Patent number: 8727385
    Abstract: A gas distribution unit includes a block body (11) made of synthetic resin and to be fixed in a case (20) of an exhaust gas measuring apparatus. An intake passage (15) for device to be connected to an intake pipe (54) and an intake connecting portion (42), an exhaust passage (16) for device to be connected to an exhaust pipe (28) and an exhaust connecting portion (43), and air passages (14) for measuring device to be connected to pipes (53) for measuring device and intake connecting portions (61) are provided in the block body (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8690102
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for the mounting of components in a body of a vehicle comprises at least one base element, at least one holding rail and connecting elements. The base element is designed to be arranged on the body of the vehicle. The holding rail is designed for mounting the components, and the base element and the holding rail are connected by the connecting elements so as to be spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Umlauft, Henryk Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20140093301
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a device for connecting a vacuum cleaner bag is capable of using a regular garbage bag as a bag for collecting dust and garbage inside, and conveniently mounting and removing the bag on a lower side of a dust collecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Hyoung-Kwon Cho
  • Publication number: 20140077044
    Abstract: A connection mechanism between two components may use one or more metallic pins that are magnetically extended when the components are engaged, and a sloped groove that retracts and unlocks the pins when the components are rotated. The components are locked in place by the pins during engagement. Disengagement may be performed by rotating the two components with respect to each other. The connection mechanism may include one or more magnets mounted on either or both components. The magnets may be arranged to attract the components when the components are in the locking orientation and to repel the components when the components are rotated to an unlocked position. The connection mechanism may include electrical connections between the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: KEVIN W. WITTER, JOHN P. FITZGERALD, JONATHAN SHEA ROBINSON, ADAM D. CENTER, LARRY HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20140072362
    Abstract: This invention comprises an adaptor device for connecting an electronic device having a camera to a range of optical devices, including but not limited to binoculars, monoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, telescopes, and microscopes. This adaptor device has a plurality of protrusion that provide a self-centering and fitted connection between the electronic and optical device, so that the optical axes are aligned so that the user may take images or video on their electronic device through the optical device. The structure of the adaptor device allows the adaptor to fit a range of differently sized optical device, denoted by the diameter of the eyepiece end of the optical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Carson Optical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michelle Hyers
  • Patent number: 8632730
    Abstract: In one aspect, a diagnostic test system includes a receptacle, optical detectors, and a logic circuit. Each of the optical detectors has a corresponding view in the receptacle and produces an electrical signal at a respective detector output in response to light from the corresponding view. The logic circuit includes logic inputs that are respectively coupled to the detector outputs and that produce an output logic signal corresponding to a logical combination of signals received at the logic inputs. In another aspect, respective detection signals are produced in response to light received from respective ones of multiple views of the test strip, and at least one output logic signal corresponding to a respective logical combination of the detection signals is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Alverix, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Petrilla, Daniel B. Roitman
  • Patent number: 8615889
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for attaching a bar of a hand-held motor driven tool to a body of the tool, the arrangement including: at least one bolt, having a first part, securely arranged to the body, and a second part extending from the body, the second part having an engagement portion for engaging a nut; a cover portion adapted to bear against a bar such that the bar is arranged between the cover portion and the body; and at least one nut, captively attached to the cover portion. The nut is adapted to engage the engagement portion of the bolt for securing a bar between the cover portion and the body, the nut having a rotation axis. Thereby, an attachment arrangement is achieved that facilitates changing of bars when the nut used in the attachment arrangement is captively arranged to the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventor: Par Martinsson
  • Publication number: 20130343804
    Abstract: A workpiece-shaping tool assembly has a drive shaft having an outer end centered on and rotatable about an axis and a tool fittable with the end of the drive shaft. A torque coupling is formed by shaft splines formed on the drive shaft and tool splines formed on the tool, complementary to the shaft splines, and interfitting with the shaft splines. A radial-force coupling is formed by an inner cylindrical shaft surface formed on the shaft axially offset from the shaft splines and centered on the axis and a respective inner cylindrical tool surface formed on the tool offset from the tool splines, centered on the axis, and radially juxtaposed and engageable with the inner shaft surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Michael ESPOSITO, Aljoscha Langenohl
  • Patent number: 8541079
    Abstract: Provided is an injection-molded product manufactured of a synthetic resin having light permeability, the injection-molded product including a pattern structure formed on an inner surface of the injection-molded product and a coupling structure formed on the pattern structure, in which the coupling structure is hidden by the pattern structure from an outer surface of the injection-molded product. The injection-molded product may be manufactured of a transparent material so that the coupling structure or reinforcing structure, can be hidden visually. Various colors can be used in the surface treatment, such as painting or deposition, on the injection-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Wook Hwang, Hyon-Myong Song, Jong-Woo Kim, Young-Ki Kim
  • Publication number: 20130200215
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods provide for a structural joint utilizing overlapping blade stringers coupled to opposing sides of a continuous skin. According to embodiments described herein, a structural joint includes a number of inside blade stringers associated with a first component are coupled to an inside surface of a continuous skin. A number of outside blade stringers associated with a second component may be coupled to an outside surface of the continuous skin. The inside blade stringers and outside blade stringers may overlap on opposing surfaces of the continuous skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Moushumi Shome
  • Publication number: 20130094895
    Abstract: Provided is a construction machine which comprises an upper slewing body including: a frame bottom plate formed with an downward opening; an undercover detachably attached to the frame bottom plate to close up the opening; and a connection member for connecting the undercover to the frame bottom plate. The undercover includes a cover-forming member made of a single plate fabricated to have a base portion extending along a lower surface of the frame bottom plate and a bulging portion bulging upwardly from the base portion to be inserted into the opening. The base portion has a contact area in an outer edge region thereof to make contact with the lower surface of the frame bottom plate from the lower side thereof. The connection member connects the bulging portion to a region of the frame bottom plate, the region located above the lower surface of the frame bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 8316525
    Abstract: A method of attaching a first structural member to a second structural member, the method comprising the steps of: attaching a plurality of spaced apart female pieces to the first structural member, pivotally attaching a plurality of spaced apart male pieces to the second structural member, the positions of the male pieces corresponding to the positions of the female pieces, inserting the male pieces into the female pieces, and connecting the male pieces and respective female pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Nicoson
  • Patent number: 8312615
    Abstract: A toolholder connector having one threaded end and one end with a male quick change portion is threadingly engaged with a first toolholder having a threaded bore. The quick change connector also has a male quick change portion that is engaged within a side activated receiver of a second toolholder. Prior to activating the receiver, an alignment pin associated with the first toolholder is lined up with alignment slot associated with the second toolholder such that when the two are brought together, a pre-determined radial alignment will be retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kennametal Inc.
    Inventor: Ruy Frota de Souza Filho
  • Patent number: 8282335
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system of installing a liftgate under a vehicle bed. In one implementation, the system includes a liftgate and a mounting device. The mounting device comprises at least one mounting bracket having a group of multiple substantially horizontal slots vertically stacked relative to one another so as to be at different heights relative to ground when the bracket is installed under a vehicle bed essentially parallel to ground. The slots are vertically spaced on the bracket relative to one another to accommodate different vehicle bed heights so as to maintain the liftgate within a desired vertical ground clearance when mounted in a slot on said bracket under a vehicle bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: RS Drawings, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Bark