Including Mechanical Interlock Patents (Class 403/267)
  • Patent number: 10233953
    Abstract: A connector for non-cylindrical composite tubing and methods for making the same. The method may involve assembling a connector for a non-cylindrical composite tubing by loosely fastening a pair of bonding plates to an end plate; arranging the bonding plates in an inward configuration; applying an epoxy adhesive onto the outer faces of the bonding plates, inserting the bonding plates into the open end of the composite tubing, inserting the bonding plate fasteners through the through-holes of the composite tubing and tightly fastening the bonding plate fasteners into the bonding plates until the bonding plates engage against the inner surface of the composite tubing until the epoxy adhesive is uniformly distributed. The method may also include steps of removing the bonding plate screw fasteners and adding shims between each bonding plate and the inner surface of the composite tubing in order to maintain a predetermined thickness of the epoxy adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Shawn Kerry McGann, Nicholas McGaha
  • Patent number: 9908565
    Abstract: An axle support of a motor vehicle has two longitudinal supports and at least one cross-beam which is connected to connection points with the cross-beams having body connection points in the end areas thereof. The axle support can be installed with identical dimensions in different types of motor vehicle with respect to the weight and/or drive power thereof. When using the axle support in a type of motor vehicle with a heavy weight and/or high driving power, at least one connecting point is wound with a reinforcement element made from fiber-reinforced plastic, which, in another type of vehicle with a lower weight and/or lower driving power is either not provided or is provided in smaller dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Katja Tenhaeff, Michael Keigler, David Keller
  • Patent number: 9810452
    Abstract: A building rooftop mounting structure including a sacrificial material that allows freedom of movement between itself and the rooftop as well as between itself and the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PEGASUS SOLAR INC.
    Inventors: Erich Kai Stephan, Eric R. Stephan
  • Patent number: 9777484
    Abstract: The invention is a double-hinged sill for adjustable securing the panels of a handrail system to a floor, the sill has U-shaped channel. A pair of hinged plates is pivotally mounted within the channel. A cylindrical hinge member is provided at the bottom end of each of the hinge plates and extends the length of the hinge plate. A groove for receiving the cylindrical hinge member is provided at the bottom of the sill. The pair of hinge plates is aligned within the sill as mirror images. A series of adjustment and locking screws are provided along the length of the sill and extend there through from either the top of the sill or the sides of the sill and a readapted to selectively impinge against the pair of hinge plates to movably adjust the plates inwardly against a glass panel or outwardly away from a glass panel to vertically align the same and lock it into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory A. Header
  • Publication number: 20150147110
    Abstract: A vehicle glazing unit including a glazed element and at least one base for reversible attachment of an accessory to the glazed element, the base including an aperture for passage of the accessory, the base including a non-flat outer face which is fastened opposite a non-flat inner face of the glazed element. The outer face includes two adhesive strips each having an elongate shape and both positioned lengthwise along the transverse horizontal axis of the glazing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Laurent Lamoureux
  • Publication number: 20150132045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shaped part (1) composed of metal, in particular steel, for a motor vehicle, comprising a hole (2) for a fastener and a perforated reinforcement plate (3) composed of metal, in particular steel, that covers the hole (2) and is fastened to the shaped part (1), wherein the reinforcement plate (3) is mounted at a spacing (4) from the shaped part (1) and is attached to the shaped part (1) only in at least one limited portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas KINKELBUR, Markus FOIDL, Nadine SCHOENEWALD, Josef STRAUTZ
  • Publication number: 20150121796
    Abstract: A tongue with edge sections that are used to glue the tongue into a groove of panel. A tongue for connection of a building panel, said tongue is of an elongated shape and made of moulded plastic, the tongue including at least two protrusions at a first long edge of the tongue, wherein the protrusions are bendable in a plane parallel to the upper surface of the tongue and extending essentially in the parallel plane and, wherein the tongue has a second long edge, which is essentially straight over substantially the whole length of the tongue and the tongue includes a gluing part configured to be glued into a groove at an edge of the building panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: VALINGE FLOORING TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventor: Darko PERVAN
  • Patent number: 9016973
    Abstract: A method for improving joint strength between a first and second member comprising the steps of: applying a sealant material including a matrix material at least partially encasing rigid components to the first and second members; joining the first and second members upon an application of force that is applied through the use of one or more fasteners; wherein a compressive force is applied to the exterior surface of both the first and second members by the one or more fasteners while the rigid components apply an internal tension force acting opposite of the compression force to the interior surface of both the first and second members proximate to the fastener to form a mechanical lock thereby reducing slippage and generally maintaining the joint in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Apfel
  • Publication number: 20150110547
    Abstract: An assembly including a joining element and an object, the object having a first outer layer, a second outer layer, and a middle layer between the first and second outer layers. The object has an opening that extends through the first outer layer and the middle layer, and the joining element is anchored in the opening. The joining element includes a proximal end, a distal end, a contact face in the area of the proximal end, a wall anchoring portion, and a tubular portion. The contact face is engaged by a vibrating tool that applies mechanical vibration and axial force to the joining element. The joining element includes a thermoplastic material at least at the circumferential surface of the wall anchoring portion and at the distal end to anchor the joining element to the first and second outer layers, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Colin Clinch, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Publication number: 20150093186
    Abstract: An assembly of a first and second constructional part is provided, wherein the first constructional part has a first end and an opposite second end connected by a central part extending substantially perpendicularly to a surface of the second constructional part. The first end of the first constructional part is connected to said surface of the second constructional part with an encapsulating material at least partly surrounding said first end and adhering to said surface of the second constructional part. The first constructional part between its first and second ends is provided with at least one protruding part. The first constructional part in contact the encapsulating material is provided with a flange of which the vertical projection on said surface of the second constructive part completely covers the vertical projection of the protruding part on said surface. A method for making the assembly is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Martinus Wilhelmus Maria Nabuurs
  • Publication number: 20150093185
    Abstract: joint structure for a composite member having a light-weight and low-cost structure, easy to manufacture, and resistible against a large shear load, is provided. A joint structure (1) for a composite member made from a composite material, comprising a plate for increasing thickness (40a, 40b) adhered to at least one side of the composite member (10); wherein the composite member (10) and a counterpart member (20) are fastened together by inserting and fixing a fastener member (30) into a through-hole (24, 26) formed through the composite member (10), the plate for increasing thickness (40a, 40b), and the counterpart member (20) to be joined to the composite member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nonaka, Masahiro Kashiwagi, Toshio Abe
  • Patent number: 8979415
    Abstract: An adhesively bonded joint in a boom arm of an agricultural sprayer has a tee-shaped brace member with a top flange and a stem extending from the top flange. A brace-receiving portion of the joint has a slot formed therein that receives the stem of the tee-shaped brace member. The sides of the stem and underside of the top flange are adhesively bonded to facing surfaces of the brace-receiving portion. The slot is formed with a v-shape, with the mouth of the slot being wider than the width of the distal end of the slot, to provide some flexibility in the angular positioning of the tee-shaped bracing member. The joint further includes a locking collar around an end of the tee-shaped brace. Opposite sides of the locking collar engage notches on either side of the slot to lock the stem of the tee-shaped brace member in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Petrus Henricus Johannes Bouten
  • Publication number: 20150063903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for repairing a structural weakness in an aircraft fuselage, or preventing the advancement of a structural weakness in an aircraft fuselage. Cold spray methods such as supersonic particle deposition have been shown to positively affect structural characteristics of sheet metal and lap joints as used in fuselage construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Neil Matthews, Rhys Jones
  • Publication number: 20150030379
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to methods to enhance cosmetic surfaces of friction stir processed parts. More specifically a method for applying cold spray over a weld line generated by the friction stir processing is disclosed. Methods are also disclosed for blending the cold spray applied over the weld line in with a cosmetic surface portion of friction stir processed parts. In some embodiments cold spray can be used to on its own to create a cosmetic joint between various parts. Structural joints between first and second substrates may also be formed via solid state deposition. Such joints may be strengthened through use of a hidden weld, mechanical interlocking between the substrates, and/or coupling via fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Simon R. Lancaster-Larocque, Collin D. Chan, Kenneth A. Ross, Lindsay D. Corbet, Ari P. Miller, Thomas G. Budd
  • Publication number: 20150030380
    Abstract: A structural assembly comprising a first component having a ramped surface, and a fastener assembly for fastening the first component to a second component, the fastener assembly including a receptacle strip of resiliently deformable material attached to the ramped surface of the first component so as to assume the contour of the ramped surface, and a plurality of fastener receptacles attached to the receptacle strip for receiving respective fasteners. Also, a method of fastening a first component to a second component using the fastener assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: James Wilson, Paul Hadley, John Gleave
  • Patent number: 8939383
    Abstract: An adhesively bonded frame section for an agricultural sprayer boom is provided. One agricultural sprayer boom section includes a first support member and a second support member disposed adjacent to the first support member. The boom section also includes a side plate adhesively bonded to a first lateral side of the first support member, and to a first lateral side of the second support member to couple the first support member to the second support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Publication number: 20150003898
    Abstract: A joint structure is a structure between an end portion in a longitudinal direction of a hat-section member that is a press-formed part of a metal sheet and another member, wherein the end portion in the longitudinal direction of the hat-section member is discontinuously split into three being a bottom wall end portion and two side wall end portions, a width of the bottom wall end portion is larger than a width of a bottom wall of a central portion of the hat-section member, the bottom wall end portion is welded to the another member, and the two side wall end portions are bent and welded to the another member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Shiozaki
  • Publication number: 20140376995
    Abstract: A method includes: assembling first and second pieces in a slip-fit joint without applying adhesive or sealant, wherein the first piece covers a portion of the second piece in the slip-fit joint; and injecting adhesive through the first piece until the adhesive fills a gap of the slip-fit joint, wherein the adhesive makes the slip-fit joint air tight without applying the sealant. An air-tight slip-fit joint consists essentially of: first and second pieces assembled without applying adhesive or sealant, wherein the first piece covers a portion of the second piece in the slip-fit joint; and adhesive injected through the first piece until the adhesive fills a gap of the slip-fit joint, wherein the adhesive makes the slip-fit joint air tight without applying the sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Faass, Aaron Johnson, Derek Ryan Paul, Donald James Parr, Kevin Matthew Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140356052
    Abstract: A hot melt assembly structure includes a support member and an assembly member. The support member has a hot melt hole and at least one rib adjacent to the hot melt hole. The assembly member includes a main body and a hot melt body connected to the main body. The hot melt body includes a neck part and a cap part. The neck part connects the main body with the cap part. The neck part is disposed through the hot melt hole and the cap part leans against the rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Hung CHEN, Ping-Huang KUO
  • Publication number: 20140334868
    Abstract: A method for improving joint strength between a first and second member comprising the steps of: applying a sealant material including a matrix material at least partially encasing rigid components to the first and second members; joining the first and second members upon an application of force that is applied through the use of one or more fasteners; wherein a compressive force is applied to the exterior surface of both the first and second members by the one or more fasteners while the rigid components apply an internal tension force acting opposite of the compression force to the interior surface of both the first and second members proximate to the fastener to form a mechanical lock thereby reducing slippage and generally maintaining the joint in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Apfel
  • Publication number: 20140328614
    Abstract: A hybrid component is formed by a profiled component of a first material, which is materially bonded in certain sections to a component made of a second material, and is connected by a form-fit and/or force-fit connection outside the sections with a material bond. This creates sections that relieve the strains resulting from differing thermal expansion. A method is disclosed for producing a hybrid component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Simon Fleischheuer, Robin Ndagijimana, Harald Mund, Nils Frisse, Anup Saravade
  • Patent number: 8876425
    Abstract: A sleeve is placed between a first body and second body, where the first body and the second body are different materials. The sleeve is a third material that is at least similar to the material of the first body, and a mechanical connection is made between the sleeve and the second body. The mechanical connection has a locking abutment where the surface of the sleeve is angled toward the end of the second body that is in the union, and this angled surface of the sleeve abuts the second body. A first connection substance is positioned between the sleeve and the first body, and a second connection substance is positioned between the sleeve and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shoals Tubular Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140314472
    Abstract: A hollow profile connection to connect at least two hollow profiles. The connection includes a gusset part, the end pieces of which are insertable into the hollow profiles. At least the end pieces of the gusset part are assigned to the ends of the hollow profiles have a profile formed by webs or ribs. The gusset part and hollow profile are connected to each other by a friction-stir weld which run along the ribs or webs of the gusset part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Bernhard HOFER, Harald ZACHNEGGER
  • Publication number: 20140314471
    Abstract: A hollow profile connection to connect at least two hollow profiles via a gusset plate which makes contact with the end regions of the hollow profiles to be connected, in the outer region thereof. At least the end regions of the hollow profiles in cross-section have a profile formed by webs or ribs. The gusset plate is connected to the at least two hollow profiles via a friction-stir weld which run along the ribs or webs of the at least two hollow profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Bernhard HOFER, Harald ZACHNEGGER
  • Publication number: 20140301774
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing housing of electronic device. A first housing and a second housing are provided. The first housing includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall. Thermal shrinkage of the second housing can be different from that of the first housing. The second housing includes a first peripheral wall and second peripheral wall. Thermal curing glue coats on either the first sidewall or the first peripheral wall, and thermal curing glue coats on either the second sidewall or the second peripheral wall. The first sidewall with contacts with the first peripheral wall, and the second sidewall contacts with the second peripheral wall. Tthe first peripheral wall is fastened to the first sidewall, and the second peripheral wall is fastened to the second sidewall. The thermal curing glue is heated. The first and second housing is cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: XIAO CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140301775
    Abstract: A joint connection of a first hollow profile to a second hollow profile, in which the second hollow profile is surrounded by the first hollow profile in an overlapping region. A core arranged within the first hollow profile and the second hollow profile in the overlapping region, and connected to the first hollow profile, the core having at least one boundary surface arranged parallel and adjacent to an inner side of the second hollow profile, and the core is connected to the inner side of the second hollow profile via an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Engineering AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Philipp EHRLICH, Manuel ERLACHER, Bernhard HOFER, Reinhard HOERMANN, Stefan MAIER, Franz PLANKA, Michael RUCKER, Stefan RUD, Anton SPARY, Harald ZACHNEGGER
  • Publication number: 20140294489
    Abstract: A member joining method includes the steps of forming an opening in an intermediate member composed of one part or at least two superposed parts, embedding an insert member formed of metal in the opening, placing a skin member formed of metal on an outer surface of the intermediate member such that the intermediate member is held on an inner side of the skin member, and joining the skin member to the insert member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kensuke SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20140270921
    Abstract: A hybrid torque transmission mechanism (10) comprises a torque receiving component (30) and a torque output component (50) connected to each other, so that they are able to rotate synchronously. The torque receiving component (30) is configured to receive power from an electric motor or gearbox (70), which is then transferred to the torque output component (50), which may contain an output gear (58) to transfer power to an application. The torque receiving component (30) is fabricated using powder metallurgy to achieve sufficient tolerance. The torque output component (50) is fabricated using metal injection molding for high toughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Mohanlal Allan RAMADOSS, Waito LI, Yuefu ZHU
  • Publication number: 20140255088
    Abstract: A bodywork component for a vehicle, in particular for a motor vehicle, having an inner portion and an outer portion which are connected to each other at least in part-regions by means of an edge-side folded/bonded connection. An edge-side projection of the outer portion is folded over an edge region of the inner portion. There is intended to be provided a measure which prevents undesirable discharge of adhesive on folded bodywork components in an absolutely reliable manner. This is achieved in that the edge region of the inner portion is provided with a plurality of cutouts which are arranged with spacing from each other and which form hollow spaces as receiving pockets for excess adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Darko DRAZIC
  • Publication number: 20140226452
    Abstract: A fixing structure of an optical component is composed of a device chassis; a holder holding an optical component; first and second plate parts for joint to the device chassis and a connecting part of both the plate parts are formed in the holder; a plurality of joint holes are formed in the second plate part; a U-groove into which the connecting part of the holder is fitted and a plurality of through-holes are formed in the device chassis; and an adhesive that is extended in a circular columnar shape and is made by inserting the holder into the U-groove of the device chassis, and applying a UV-curing adhesive in such a manner that the UV-curing adhesive is bonded to the first plate part of the holder and is continuous to the inside of the joint hole via the inside of the through-hole, and radiating UV light along the through-hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Media Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki FURUICHI, Yasuo AMANO, Teppei TANAKA, Hitoshi SUGAWARA, Masahiko KAMESAWA
  • Publication number: 20140205368
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for associating an edge of a first object with a second object using an insert. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus comprises a structure and a number of attachment features associated with the structure. The structure is configured to be inserted within a hollow portion of the first object at an edge of the first object. The structure is further configured to span an entire thickness of the first object at the edge of the first object. The number of attachment features is configured for use in attaching the second object to the structure to attach the second object to the edge of the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. Kramer, Nathanial C. Cuddy
  • Publication number: 20140186099
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement for fastening a component, in particular a cabin component, to a structural component of an aircraft or spacecraft, including a structural component which has a connection surface; a fastening fitting which has a geometry matched to the geometrical shape of the structural component, has a connection portion associated with the connection surface of the structural component and is produced from a thermoplastic injection-moulding material; and an elastomeric adhesive joint for stable fastening of the connection portion of the fastening fitting to the associated connection surface of the structural component. A corresponding fastening fitting and an aircraft or spacecraft comprising a fastening arrangement of this type and/or a fastening fitting of this type are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Frank-Michael Klaukien
  • Publication number: 20140186100
    Abstract: A device and method for the protection of a first member and second member from corrosion by utilizing a connector that bonds the members without allowing direct contact of the members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Henry E. Richardson, Jeffery Thomas Shantz, Alex Mangiapane
  • Publication number: 20140169861
    Abstract: A method for improving joint strength between a first and second member comprising the steps of: applying a sealant material including a matrix material at least partially encasing rigid components to the first and second members; joining the first and second members upon an application of force that is applied through the use of one or more fasteners; wherein a compressive force is applied to the exterior surface of both the first and second members by the one or more fasteners while the rigid components apply an internal tension force acting opposite of the compression force to the interior surface of both the first and second members proximate to the fastener to form a mechanical lock thereby reducing slippage and generally maintaining the joint in position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Zephyros Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Apfel
  • Publication number: 20140161512
    Abstract: An apparatus for an aircraft structure comprising first and second stringers, each having a vertical stringer portion defining a lengthwise gap. The structure may include a fitting having a central rib attachment member and first and second extensions extending in opposite directions from said central rib attachment member. Stringer attachment portions extending up from said first and second extensions are inserted into the lengthwise gaps of the first and second stringer portions, respectively. The rib attachment member may be attached to a side-of-body rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Nordman, Paul Nelson
  • Patent number: 8721815
    Abstract: Methods for assembling fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rods include transporting fiberglass reinforced plastic sucker rod sections from an off-site location to an assembly facility at or near a point of use, and transporting a sufficient number of metallic end fittings to connect respective ends of the plurality of sucker rod sections in series at the assembly facility. Systems for assembly of completed sucker rods from sucker rod sections transported from off-site location to or near a point of use. The systems may include a female threaded end component, collar and machine mount that allows completed sucker rods to be pull tested, and record load, peak load, and elongation during the pull test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Centrax International Corp.
    Inventors: Donald Mike Johnson, Stephen Morris
  • Patent number: 8714162
    Abstract: A portable pipe bowl cleaner may include a poker for cleaning pipe bowls. The poker may generally extend linearly and have a top portion that is used to perform the cleaning. The portable pipe bowl cleaner may also include a base and a suction cup. One side of the base may be coupled with a bottom portion of the poker. Another side of the base may be coupled with the suction cup. The suction may have an internal cup surface that is capable of being removably affixed to a smooth, non-porous surface. A method of using a portable pipe bowl cleaner may include holding the base over a smooth, non-porous surface, with the suction cup facing toward the surface. By momentarily pressing the base toward the surface, the suction cup is pressed against and removably affixed to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Brett Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140033634
    Abstract: A tongue with edge sections that are used to glue the tongue into a groove of panel. A tongue for connection of a building panel, said tongue is of an elongated shape and made of moulded plastic, the tongue including at least two protrusions at a first long edge of the tongue, wherein the protrusions are bendable in a plane parallel to the upper surface of the tongue and extending essentially in the parallel plane and, wherein the tongue has a second long edge, which is essentially straight over substantially the whole length of the tongue and the tongue includes a gluing part configured to be glued into a groove at an edge of the building panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: VALINGE FLOORING TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventor: DARKO PERVAN
  • Publication number: 20130209163
    Abstract: A method for joining components through mechanical adhesion comprising the following stages is disclosed: a) curing a resin laminate (1) on a surface (10) of a first component (11) imprinting a texture portion (30) upon the resin laminate (1); b) positioning an adhesive material laminate (2) on the texture portion (30); c) positioning a second component (12) on the adhesive material laminate (2); and d) curing the adhesive material laminate (2) and penetration of the adhesive material laminate (2) into the texture portion (30). Also described is a mechanical adhesion joint (20) for joining components, comprising an anchorage (40) formed by a texture portion (30) disposed on a first component (11) and permeated by an adhesive material laminate (2) contained in a second component (12), the texture portion (30) comprising a locking profile (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventor: EMBRAER S.A.
  • Publication number: 20130195543
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a frame for a refrigerator and/or freezer or of a refrigerator and/or freezer, wherein the frame consists of several frame parts, wherein one of two frame parts adjacent to each other in the frame has a protrusion and the other one has a receptacle into which the protrusion is inserted, and wherein said two frame parts are connected with each other by the method of ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
    Inventor: Liebherr-Hausgerate Lienz GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130125496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection arrangement of hollow steel sections as support elements which are interconnected using a joint connection, the connection being subject to axial pressure. According to the invention, the joint connection is designed as a detachable, form-fitting plug-in connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: V & M Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Herion, Ole Josat
  • Patent number: 8430759
    Abstract: A torque tube includes a composite body and an end fitting. The composite tube includes a body having a body interior diameter, a wall thickness, an end having an edge, and a set of helically-shaped grooves. Each helically-shaped groove may pass through the wall thickness. Each helically-shaped groove may begin at the edge and end in the body. The end fitting may include a sleeve configured to mate with the body interior diameter and a set of ribs configured to mate with the set of helically-shaped groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Steven P. Wanthal
  • Publication number: 20130094896
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting element (1) for a friction-welded connection for connecting at least two panel-like components (8,9), comprising a rotating and pressurised mandrel (2, 13), the length of which is adapted to the thickness of the upper component(s) (7, 8) in order to penetrate the upper components(s) (7, 8), and which has a polygonal noncircular profile having rounded corner regions (5a, 5b). The noncircular profile has a thread-like design and has a pitch, the length of which is shorter than a complete thread turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: EJOT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Eberhard Christ, Joerg Thiem, Mario Maiwald, Gerhard Dubiel, Sebastian Zebisch, Nico Oschmann, Marco Werkmeister
  • Patent number: 8403586
    Abstract: A determinant assembly feature for a joint assembly and a method of assembly therefor. The joint assembly includes a structure and a web connected thereto. The structure includes a base, a pair of legs extending from the base to define a channel, and one or more location control receiving elements in either leg. The web includes a thickness control element and one or more location control elements correspondingly matched to the location control receiving elements. The method includes providing a structure comprising a base, a pair of legs extending from the base to define a channel and one or more location control receiving elements in either leg; providing a web comprising one or more location control elements and a thickness control element; and inserting the web into the structure, wherein the one or more location control elements is correspondingly matched to the one or more location control receiving elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Wood, Michael P. Renieri, Thomas R. Berkel
  • Patent number: 8398027
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus for creating a structural joint for an aircraft. A first composite component and a second composite component are co-joined to form the structural joint for the aircraft. A hole through the first composite component and the second composite component is created. A composite shear pin is placed through the hole. A composite collar is bonded to the composite shear pin with an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20130045043
    Abstract: A joint for panels, the panels comprising a core, a decorative upper surface and edges provided with joining means for positioning the panels towards one another. Predetermined portions of the edges are provided with a layer of polymer. The panels are. joined to one another by use of the joining means where the polymer forms a seal in the joint preventing penetration of water into the joint wherein a highly water resistant unit of a plurality of panels is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Ake Sjoberg, Hakan Wernersson, Krister Hansson, Magnus Nilsson, Nils-Erik Engström, Sven Kornfalt
  • Publication number: 20130032079
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for fastening articles to an internal, or free form, surface of a rotomolded base. Inserts of various shapes and sizes may be incorporated/molded into a rotomolded base to provide a conventional primary attachment site on the exterior surface of the base. A portion of an insert that is molded into the base may project from the interior surface of the base. The projecting portion of the insert and the overlying rotomolded material may form a coupling element on the interior surface of the base, which may be used to attach an article to the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: CONFLUENCE HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Erdahl, Mark R. Robertson, Jeffery S. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20120321376
    Abstract: A method of forming an aerodynamic arrangement (10) comprises providing a plurality of segments (16), providing elongate connecting means (20). The segments are connected to one another with the elongate connecting means. The method further includes introducing a curable securing composition into the connecting means, and allowing the securing composition to cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Albert Edward David Walters
  • Publication number: 20120275847
    Abstract: An adhesively bonded joint in a boom arm of an agricultural sprayer has a tee-shaped brace member with a top flange and a stem extending from the top flange. A brace-receiving portion of the joint has a slot formed therein that receives the stem of the tee-shaped brace member. The sides of the stem and underside of the top flange are adhesively bonded to facing surfaces of the brace-receiving portion. The slot is formed with a v-shape, with the mouth of the slot being wider than the width of the distal end of the slot, to provide some flexibility in the angular positioning of the tee-shaped bracing member. The joint further includes a locking collar around an end of the tee-shaped brace. Opposite sides of the locking collar engage notches on either side of the slot to lock the stem of the tee-shaped brace member in the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: AGCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Petrus Henricus Johannes Bouten
  • Publication number: 20120189378
    Abstract: A profile bar to be locked to a panel. A frame has a shape that is a continuous profile. The frame includes a slot in which the panel can be installed. A first side and a second side of the slot delimit the slot and support the panel. A protrusion is provided on the first side of the slot and fitted to be placed in a groove in the panel. A locking piece includes a locking part which can be inserted between the panel in the slot. The locking part makes the slot narrower, to push the panel against the protrusion and to support the panel such that the protrusion remains in the groove of the panel. The detachment of the panel from the frame is prevented. A panel system includes a planar panel equipped with at least one locking groove and profile bar to be locked to the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Lumon Invest Oy
    Inventor: Panu Visa