Socket Or Open Cup For Bonding Material Patents (Class 403/268)
  • Patent number: 11378159
    Abstract: A termination system which improves the consistency and repeatability of the wicking of the liquid potting compound in the transition area between the potted and the imported filaments. The termination system controllably compresses the filaments within the transition area to produce repeatable wicking. The potting compound selected and the degree of compression employed combine to produce a desired wicking effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Bright Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Richard V. Campbell
  • Patent number: 11306758
    Abstract: A connecting member includes a fastening portion configured to be fastened to an object by an adhesive. The connecting member includes at least one supply opening for supplying the adhesive and at least one discharge opening for discharging a part of the adhesive, wherein the at least one supply opening and the at least one discharge opening are arranged outside of a fastening portion or at least outside of a fastening area. A channel connecting the at least one supply opening and the at least one discharge opening is configured to direct the flow of adhesive. The channel includes an open channel portion that at least partly extends on a surface of the fastening portion and that comprises at least one redirecting portion configured to redirect the flow of adhesive between the at least one supply opening and the at least one discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Fadi Ghanam, Ulrich Melder, Sascha Kubis
  • Patent number: 10925353
    Abstract: A bungee bead apparatus includes a bead and elastic cord with first and second ends fixedly secured in proximity to, or in contact with, each other at one end of the bead to form a loop. A circumferential recess formed between first and second sides of the bead extends from the bead's first end to its second end, having a cross-sectional height and width to receive the loop of the elastic cord therethrough. The orifice extends at an acute angle, positioned midway between the bead's first and second sides, and begins at the bead's first end in proximity to the first side, and transects the circumferential recess at its second end. The circumferential recess is annular with a depth of about one-half the diameter of the cylindrical elastic cord to receive only a portion therein. The recess and orifice permit two (or more) such apparatus to be linked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: David Fayena
  • Patent number: 10781880
    Abstract: This invention relates to a damping device for mounting two separate components for damping oscillations between the components, wherein the damping device has an axial damper that comprises a first connecting element as well as a second connecting element, wherein the first connecting element is connected to the second connecting element via a damping section by ensuring an axial relative movement of the two connecting elements with respect to one another, wherein the damping section is designed for damping the axial relative movement between the connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LISEGA SE
    Inventors: Gunnar Schmidt, Heinz-Wilhelm Lange
  • Patent number: 10767478
    Abstract: A unitary diamond bit/holder, tool, and/or pick assembly that includes a forward extension axially extending from a body of the bit/holder and a tungsten carbide ring mounted in an annular trough at a forward end of the body around the forward extension. An axially shortened diamond tipped bit tip insert is brazed to the forward extension, within a bore of the forward extension, and/or to a tungsten carbide plug which is then seated within a bore of the forward extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Sollami Company
    Inventor: Phillip Sollami
  • Patent number: 10563963
    Abstract: A nock insert may have an axis of elongation defining an axial direction and radial directions, a bowstring reception surface adapted to receive a bowstring, and an insert portion adapted for insertion into an arrow body. The nock insert may have one or more centering features having one or more spring tabs. Each spring tab may have a first end attached to the insert portion and a second free end extending axially from the first end and having a contact surface. The contact surfaces of each spring tab may be inherently biased outwardly in a radial direction and adapted to be radially deflected upon insertion of the insert portion into the arrow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter's Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Ans, Dean Mook, Michael Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10436222
    Abstract: A round bar output shaft is provided and fitted into an anti-slip member so as to rotate integrally with the anti-slip member. A recess is formed on the anti-slip member to make the stress generated on the anti-slip member by the output shaft fitted in non-uniform around a periphery of the anti-slip member. While the anti-slip member is being molded, a weld line is formed in a low-stress-generating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Climate Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiro Yamamoto, Kazumi Fujimoto, Yosuke Harada
  • Patent number: 9375062
    Abstract: The present invention replaces the traditional steel and plastic construction primarily used in sports equipment bags to provide a novel sports equipment bag with flexibility, durability, strength, and a net weight reduction. The sports bag of the present invention integrates optionally removable composite rods into the frame structure of a sports bag to allow for significant flexibility and compression thereof for general transport, storage, shipping and handling purposes, and yet the sports bag is also capable of holding a semi-rigid exterior to a given volume and shape when in regular use. The present invention also discloses a sports equipment bag with a novel folding floor to assist with the flexible and collapsible nature of a sports equipment bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Grit Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory James Collins, Matthew Gordon Thomas Hughson, Erin Dawn Dobo
  • Patent number: 9206825
    Abstract: A connecting structure for use between a wind wheel of a blower and a motor shaft in combination with the wind wheel (1) and the connecting structure including a shaft sleeve (3). The wind wheel (1) includes a bottom plate (11), and the bottom plate (11) is convex to form a sleeve cover (12). A bottom surface and a side surface of the shaft sleeve (3) is wrapped by the sleeve cover (12). A thread (21) is arranged on an end of the shaft (2). A shaft step (22) is arranged on the shaft (2) at an inner side of the thread (21). The thread (21) arranged on the end of the shaft (2) is inserted into a threaded hole (31) arranged inside the shaft sleeve (3). The shaft step (22) is attached to a top surface of the shaft sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Lei
  • Patent number: 8927090
    Abstract: A method for bonding a first body (2) to a second, panel-shaped body (3) at bonding surfaces (2a, 3a) lying opposite each other, the second body (3) projecting in at least one direction (X) beyond an edge (2?) of the first body (2). The method includes: producing a plurality of spacers (4a to 4e, 4a? to 4e?) on at least one of the bonding surfaces (2a), applying adhesive (5) into intermediate spaces (6a to 6d) between the spacers beyond an outer spacer (4e, 4e?) as far as an adhesive periphery (5a), which is formed at an edge (2?) of the first body (2), and bonding the bodies (2, 3) by bringing the bonding surfaces (2a, 3a) into contact at the spacers (4a? to 4e?). A prescribed distance (d) between the adhesive periphery (5a) and the outermost spacer (4e) is set to provide a desired state of deformation of the panel-shaped body (3) after a shrinkage of the applied adhesive (5) (e.g. minimized bending of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Hin Yiu Anthony Chung, Dirk Schaffer
  • Patent number: 8851162
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiberglass rod with connectors on each end. Each connector has a rod-receiving receptacle having an open end, a closed end, and axially spaced annular wedge shaped surfaces such that the compressive forces between the rod and the respective connector are defined by the shape of the wedged surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Russell P. Rutledge, Russell P. Rutledge, Jr., Ryan B. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 8834059
    Abstract: A connector to secure to the end of a cylindrical rod to transfer and distribute stress uniformly from the connector to the rod with a recess to cooperate with a retrieval tool to allow recovery of fractured rod strings or broken connectors. The connector includes an elongated body having a receptacle with a cylindrical wall, a top end and a recess where the recess is adjacent to the top end. A plurality of axially aligned tapered annuluses, coaxial with the receptacle, extends from the cylindrical wall into the body. Each annulus has a cross-section that is radially arcuate with one end tangentially approaching the cylindrical wall and the other end arcuately approaching the cylindrical wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon L. Watkins, Scott William Long, Johnny B. Fayo, Norman W. Hein, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8793843
    Abstract: A method of making a lifting grommet provides a connector body that is specially configured. The body has opposed end portions and a centrally positioned open area or gap. Each end portion of the body has a bore. A length of wire is provided having a pair of rope end portions. As part of the method, a bore and a centrally positioned opening or gap is engaged with a wire rope end portion. Once an end portion extends to the bore or gap, it is frayed, spread apart or unraveled. As part of the method, each portion of the wire rope is enveloped with a mass of adhesive filler material such as epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Khachaturian
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140079470
    Abstract: A connector to secure to the end of a cylindrical rod to transfer and distribute stress uniformly from the connector to the rod with a recess to cooperate with a retrieval tool to allow recovery of fractured rod strings or broken connectors. The connector includes an elongated body having a receptacle with a cylindrical wall, a top end and a recess where the recess is adjacent to the top end. A plurality of axially aligned tapered annuluses, coaxial with the receptacle, extends from the cylindrical wall into the body. Each annulus has a cross-section that is radially arcuate with one end tangentially approaching the cylindrical wall and the other end arcuately approaching the cylindrical wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Damon L. Watkins, Scott William Long, Johnny B. Fayo, Norman W. Hein, JR.
  • Patent number: 8616084
    Abstract: A bicycle crank arm assembly is provided having at least one axle portion, a crank arm mounted on the at least one axle portion, the crank arm having a coupling seat and the axle portion a coupling portion coupled to the coupling seat, the coupling seat and the coupling portion being shaped so as to make a shape coupling to ensure that the crank arm can transmit a torque to the axle portion. Between the crank arm and the axle portion adhesive material is applied. The shape coupling ensures that the crank arm and the axle portion are integral in rotation, whereas the gluing ensures the sealing of the coupling area against corrosion phenomena. The gluing also ensures a predetermined minimum force limit necessary to disassemble the crank arm assembly. The crank arm assembly has a low overall weight, a simple assembly process, and a suitable resistance to disassembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventor: Mario Meggiolan
  • Patent number: 8590654
    Abstract: A vehicle is shown such as a snowmobile, where a frame includes a tunnel and a front frame portion comprised of cast halves. A suspension system is comprised of upper and lower control arms connected to the front frame portion. Some of the frame components are adhesively fixed together. A powertrain is supported by the frame, and is comprised of an engine and a clutch. The clutch includes a clutch guard supporting an oil container. The engine has an exhaust system which extends through the front frame portion. The snowmobile also has a rear snow deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Kerner, Eric J. Borud
  • Publication number: 20130195544
    Abstract: An insulated panel including first and second walls (5.004, 5.024) spaced apart by a predetermined distance, each wall including an internal peripheral channel formed by first and second bends, the second bend forming an internal peripheral flange (5.025, 5.056), the panel including an intermediate joining member (5.042) adapted to connect to the internal peripheral flanges of the first and second walls. The connection to a first flange can be via a slot (6.046), and the connection to the second flange can be by adhesive (5.044).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Philip Sanders, Rohit Chitre, Mohammed Anwar
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8388796
    Abstract: A metal member (3) is bonded with an adhesive (6) to have a bond strength higher than the basic material strength of the metal member (3). A metal insertion coupling has a socket portion (4) in which an insertion hole (2a) for inserting the end portion of the metal member (3) is formed. The socket portion (4) has a tapered outer surface extending from the opening end to the back side. The tensile strength of the socket portion (4) at the deepest position along the center line of the insertion hole is equal to or higher than the tensile strength of the metal member (3) in the direction of the center line. The insertion hole (2a) has a width 0.2 mm-0.6 mm larger than that of the end portion of the metal member (3). The end portion of the metal member (3) is pressed into the insertion hole (2a), and an adhesive exists densely between the end portion of the metal member (3) and the surface of the insertion hole (2a), by quenching or cold working the end portion of the metal member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nihonkansen Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130039692
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiberglass rod with connectors on each end. Each connector has a rod-receiving receptacle having an open end, a closed end, and axially spaced annular wedge shaped surfaces such that the compressive forces between the rod and the respective connector are defined by the shape of the wedged surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Russell P. Rutledge, Russell P. Rutledge, JR., Ryan B. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 8327506
    Abstract: A socketing material (16), or mortar, for speltering wire rope, strand, and other tension members (14), comprising 35%-55% AL2O3; 32%-52% SiO2; 0%-20% CaO; and 0%-2% Fe2O3. The material (16) may have a continuous-use temperature of at least 1000 degrees, at least 2000 degrees, or at least 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. A speltered assembly (10) is produced by introducing the material (16) into and allowing it to cure within a cavity (24) of a terminal fitting (12) around the ends of a plurality of wires (31) of a tension member (16) which are arranged within the cavity (24) in a spaced-apart relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Wireco Worldgroup Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Klein, Bamdad Pourladian
  • Patent number: 8221021
    Abstract: In an assembly including a tubular member made of steel and a structure made of aluminum, the tubular member has an end portion for engagement in a recess of the structure. At least one receptacle is provided between the end portion of the tubular member and the structure and filled with a welding filler containing aluminum as base material for effecting a connection between the tubular member and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Zuber, Jürgen Krogmeier, Rudi Töws
  • Publication number: 20120141194
    Abstract: An end fitting for sucker rods or continuous sucker rods defines a rod receptacle with an interior surface defining void spaces having an axial radius of curvature of at least twenty inches. In one form, the fitting receptacle defines two such void spaces and the radius of curvature differs between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Fiberod Inc.
    Inventors: Russell P. Rutledge, SR., Russell P. Rutledge, JR., Ryan B. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 8109688
    Abstract: The invention relates to an device for connecting lines, especially to a quick connector, comprising at least one connector adapted to be joined with a line end by means of friction welding. A controlled release of excess melt is achieved by that the connecting device is provided with means for withdrawing the melt producible by the friction welding from the its area of the origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Veritas AG
    Inventors: Dirk Hattass, Volker Naumann, Peter Kahn
  • Patent number: 8062463
    Abstract: An improved design and a method of assembly of end fittings to sucker rods which may be of conventional length or continuous sucker rods is described herein. The end fittings and rods are assembled so as to form wedges which enhance the connectability of the end fitting to the rod, and further, the wedge or wedges approach the rod asymptotically so as to avoid any abrupt discontinuities in the wedge or wedges thus substantially eliminating stress concentration areas and potential failure areas in the rod. The assembly method provides for integrity in the rod to end fitting assembly to promote longer connection life and fewer shop rejections and field failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Fiberod, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell P. Rutledge, Sr., Russell P. Rutledge, Jr., Richard D. Burchett, Floyd L. Brownfield
  • Patent number: 8043021
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotationally symmetrical fastening element with an axially centralized rounded tip for a friction-welded joint with a flat component. The tip is adjoined by a conical lateral surface, the conical lateral surface transitioning into a flute for receiving a material melted during friction-welding, and by a shoulder, wherein the shoulder surrounds the flute, is axially recessed in relation to the tip and transitions into the friction-welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: EJOT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Birkelbach
  • Publication number: 20110171434
    Abstract: A mold for producing a variety of fenestration members having different predetermined lengths is disclosed. Generally, the mold has a first lineal mold part that has an extended length and a second lineal mold part also having an extended length. The mold may also have mold end parts that are adapted to form end features of the fenestration member. In use, the first lineal mold part and the second lineal mold part fit together to define a profile. The first and second mold end parts can be positioned in a range of positions to define the lengths of a variety of different molded fenestration members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Troy Rubenzer, Jim Eggert, Dale Thompson, Kathleen Barton, David J. Weiss, Matt Sedivy
  • Patent number: 7972463
    Abstract: A continuous composite fiberglass sucker rod for connection between a pump and a pump drive has a rectangular cross section. End fittings having a rod receiving cavity are connected to the rod ends using a curable adhesive. The rod fitting is maintained in a vertical position with the cavity facing upwardly. The rod end portion is positioned in the cavity with the end at the bottom of the cavity. Curable adhesive is introduced into the cavity. A centralizer bushing is used to maintain alignment of the rod relative to the cavity. A portable heating device receives the fitting and rod end portion and enhances the curing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fiberod, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell P. Rutledge, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20100239366
    Abstract: A connecting device (21) for non-positively joining a first structural element (11) to a second structural element (16) comprises a hollow body (22) that forms a cavity (23) and that has an insertion opening (24) for inserting a joining element (36). An anchoring agent (31) for anchoring the joining element (36) that is inserted into the cavity (23) is provided in the cavity (23) of the hollow body (22), whereby the anchoring agent (31; 61) and the hollow body (22) together form a prefabricated unit. Furthermore, the invention relates to a method for creating a connection with such a connecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oliver Bahr, Alexander Claus, Joachim Vedder
  • Patent number: 7730938
    Abstract: A continuous sucker rod preferably comprising fiberglass or composite material for use in an well is described herein. The continuous sucker rod may be connected at one end to a pump drive, via a polished rod, and at a second end to a downhole pump, via sinker bars or other weights. The continuous sucker rod preferably has at least two end fittings, one at each end of the continuous sucker rod. The end fittings, each having two ends and each being attached, at one end, to a respective end of the continuous sucker rod. The end fittings are preferably configured to enable connection to the polished rod and sinker bars respectively. The end fittings are connected to the continuous sucker rod so as to form wedges which enhance the connectability of the end fitting to the rod, and further, the wedge or wedges approach the rod asymptotically so as to avoid any abrupt discontinuities in the wedge or wedges thus substantially eliminating stress concentration areas and potential failure areas in the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Fiberod, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell P. Rutledge, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7703355
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recoilless hammer which comprises a hammer head (2) having a handle seat (4) and a hammer handle (3) to be inserted in said handle seat (4). The handle seat (4) is completely covered in the peripheral direction by an elastic material (5). The end of the hammer handle (3) facing the handle seat (4) is provided with a metal sleeve (7) which is seated with its sleeve end (8) in the material (5) and which is provided with a sleeve collar (12) and, at its free end, with a chamfered section (13) for insertion between securing webs of the handle seat (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Erwin Halder KG
    Inventors: Stefan Halder, Dieter Hummel
  • Patent number: 7594642
    Abstract: A rigid high load lightweight block (1) has unidirectional high strength moulded fibre bundles (4a, 4b) in the side plates (3a, 3b) for the carrying of the major operating tensile loads within the block (1), thereby minimising the weight and maximising the load of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventor: Donald Butler Curchod
  • Publication number: 20090232592
    Abstract: An end cap mounting module comprises an end cap body that is cast as a single-piece component that has a first mount interface for connection to a catalytic converter and a second mount interface for connection to an exhaust pipe. In one example, the single-piece end cap body includes at least one integrally formed sensor boss and/or fastener boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Kevin Virgil Gudorf, Jerome Brian Hornback
  • Publication number: 20090180828
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of the inventive technology relate to a device for connecting the ends of two concrete reinforcing bars in which a metal sleeve has chambers at each end to accommodate the end of one reinforcing bar. Forces may be transferred from one bar to the other through, the use of, inter alia, an adhesive established within the space between the outside of the reinforcing bars and the deformed inner surface of the sleeve. The chambers are, preferably, separated by a fluid impervious barrier. One port associated with each chamber may be established to allow fluid such as air to escape, preventing air voids in the adhesive. Another configuration of the inventive device would be intended for the retention (under load, of course) of only one reinforcing bar, with an enlarged flange for anchoring the end of one reinforcing bar, perhaps at and outer surface of, e.g., a concrete slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Jason M. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20090123226
    Abstract: A connection element for producing a fluid-tight screw connection of a line, having a thread includes a thread groove, delimited by a thread base and neighboring thread flanks, a sealant situated in the thread groove at least over one complete revolution of the thread groove, and an adhesive bond being implemented between the sealant and the thread groove, wherein the sealant contains at least one material selected from the following group: silicones, fluoropolymers, in particular perfluoroalkoxypolymers, epoxide resins, and polyurethanes. The connection element can further be utilized in a pipe part and/or a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: Viega GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Walter Viegener
  • Patent number: 7521108
    Abstract: One leg of a connector connector is embedded inside a slot cut in a base panel structure. Adjacent laterally extensive legs overlap and are bonded to the face sheet of the base panel structure. Structural members can be attached to the remaining leg(s) of the connector. The legs bonded to the base panel structure enable loads to be transferred to or from the panel structure, and enable peel-off loads to be distributed through the base panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Walter M. Franklin, III, David A. Hooke
  • Patent number: 7517425
    Abstract: A method is provided for attaching a hollow tubular member to a cast member. The cast member has a hollow socket cavity. A body of uncured adhesive is positioned in either the hollow socket of the cast member or the hollow interior of the hollow tubular member. The hollow tubular member is inserted in the hollow cavity. The adhesive is forced to flow into the space between the outside of the tubular member and the socket of the cast member, and the adhesive is then cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica A. Schroeder, Anil K. Sachdev, Mark W. Verbrugge, James G. Schroth
  • Publication number: 20080277026
    Abstract: A joint for joining one board to another board comprises a plurality of alternating top and bottom fingers. The top fingers each have a top surface and a sloped surface. The top surfaces of the top fingers are level and contiguous with the top surface of the board, and the sloped surfaces angle from the outer ends of the top fingers inward and downward to the bottom surface of the board. The bottom fingers each have a bottom surface and a sloped surface. The bottom surfaces of the bottom fingers are level and contiguous with the bottom surface of the board, and the sloped surfaces angle from the outer ends of the bottom fingers inward and upward to the top surface of the board. When two boards having such joints are joined, the top fingers of each board interlace and the bottom fingers of each board interlace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Gary Sill
  • Publication number: 20080247813
    Abstract: A socketing material (16), or mortar, for speltering wire rope, strand, and other tension members (14), comprising 35%-55% AL2O3; 32%-52% SiO2; 0%-20% CaO; and 0%-2% Fe2O3. The material (16) may have a continuous-use temperature of at least 1000 degrees, at least 2000 degrees, or at least 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. A speltered assembly (10) is produced by introducing the material (16) into and allowing it to cure within a cavity (24) of a terminal fitting (12) around the ends of a plurality of wires (31) of a tension member (16) which are arranged within the cavity (24) in a spaced-apart relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy W. KLEIN, Bamdad POURLADIAN
  • Publication number: 20080219757
    Abstract: An improved end fitting for sucker rods or continuous sucker rods is described herein. The end fittings are designed so as to form wedges which enhance the connectability of the end fitting to the rod, and further, the wedge or wedges approach the rod asymptotically so as to avoid any abrupt discontinuities in the wedge or wedges thus substantially eliminating stress concentration areas and potential failure areas in the rod. The improved design provides for better formed wedges having a back relief to resist compressive forces and thus provide more reliable rod to end fitting connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Russell P. Rutledge, Russell P. Rutledge, Ryan B. Rutledge
  • Publication number: 20080187392
    Abstract: A joint for bonding parts together and preventing the overflow of an adhesive to opposite sides of a tip of an end edge part includes recesses that are formed in longitudinal directions on opposite sides of the tip of a circumferential wall part of a housing part, in the thickness directions. An abutting protruding part is protrusively provided in the longitudinal directions between the recesses. The abutting protruding part may be bonded with an adhesive, for example, to a circuit substrate. Excess portions of the adhesive that appear when bonding the abutting protruding part to the circuit substrate are stored in the recesses on opposite sides of the abutting protruding part, in the thickness directions without further overflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: SMK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Tsuchiya, Toshitaka Sakimura
  • Patent number: 7357460
    Abstract: An improved connecting system for tensile elements, including a longitudinal tensile element having an end portion and a cross-section thereof, a deformable connecting element; a bracing element, and a tensile axis of applied tensile load along said longitudinal tensile element. The deformable connecting element surrounds the cross section of the longitudinal tensile element and the deformable connecting element is joined to the longitudinal tensile element by means of plastic deformation of said deformable connecting element. The deformable connecting element is connected to the bracing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Raphael Schlanger
  • Patent number: 7246966
    Abstract: A joint assembly comprises a hollow extrusion member of an asymmetrical hexagonal section and a flange casting comprising a base flange and several webs including a top web and upper side webs which have joint faces presented to corresponding joint areas on the outside of the extrusion while a bottom web and lower side webs have joint faces which are presented to corresponding joint areas on the inside of the extrusion. To assemble the joint assembly an adhesive is applied to the joint faces and the extrusion aligned with the flange casting but offset vertically. The extrusion is then moved longitudinally towards the flange casting to the full extent permitted by abutment of an extrusion end face with steps to bring the joint faces into overlapping alignment with the corresponding joint areas on the extrusion, there being a substantial clearance due to the vertical offset so that the adhesive on the joint faces does not contact the joint areas on the extrusion at this stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Jolley
  • Patent number: 7188456
    Abstract: A tongue and groove cladding panel is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Kaindl Flooring GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Knauseder
  • Patent number: 7186049
    Abstract: A pin to plate joint and method of making the joint comprising a plate comprising an entry side and an exit side with the plate defining cutouts, and the pin movable through the plate from the entry side to the exit side and in doing so pushes tab members at angles to the exit side of the plate at bends. The bends in the plate define an opening in the plate, and flow spaces are defined between the pin sidewall and the bends in the plate, with the tab members being heated to form melted tab material and flowing the melted tab material into the flow spaces and cooling, forming a pin to plate joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Grubb, Philip Wutz
  • Patent number: 7063482
    Abstract: An adhesive is applied to a male-threaded portion of a tapping screw. The male-threaded portion with the adhesive is threadably engaged with a non-threaded through hole of the full-closed stopper with female-threads being formed on the surface of the though hole. In this case, the adhesive functions as lubricant between the inner surface of the through hole and the male-threaded portion. Accordingly, the male-threaded portion can be screwed into the through hole with a low torque and without applying high load to the full-close stopper. Therefore, the full-close stopper is prevented from being projected around the inlet and the outlet of the through hole, and the full-close stopper is prevented from being cracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7037024
    Abstract: A joint between two components (2, 4), with both components (2, 4) having joint faces (6, 8) which at least partially correspond with one another, which at least partially press against one another in the jointed state. The technical problem, on one hand, of preserving the advantages of an adhesive joint in comparison to mechanical joining systems, but simultaneously not increasing the outlay by the consumer and the outlay for handling the components, is solved in that a matrix (14, 16) is positioned on at least part of at least one of the joint faces (6, 8), multiple capsules (18) are positioned distributed in the matrix (14), a material of a reaction adhesive system is contained in the capsules (18), and at least a part of the capsules (18) at least partially release the material contained in them under external action. Also, a component having at least one joint face and a method for producing an adhesive matrix on a joint face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Fritz Egger GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Martin Steinwender
  • Patent number: 7024722
    Abstract: The invention concerns a fastening for a windshield wiper system on a vehicle body, in particular for motor vehicles, whereby the windshield wiper system is composed of a premanufactured assembly having at least one fastening site arranged on it. It is provided that the at least one fastening site of the windshield wiper system (32) is bonded in each case with a fastening site arranged accordingly on the vehicle body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Neubauer, Peter Kalchschmidt, Jochen Moench, Heiko Sponar
  • Patent number: 6960383
    Abstract: Combined boards are taught that comprise a second board substrate (12) having a through bore (14) formed therein, a first board substrate (10), and a connector pin (40, 50) received in the through bore (14) of the second board substrate (12). The first and second board substrates overlap such that the through bore (14) of the second board substrate (12) is covered by a first surface (10b) of the first board substrate (10). The connector pin is fusion bonded to a circumferential surface of the through bore (14) and the first surface (10b) of the first board substrate (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Araco Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Heta, Tamotsu Nagaya, Toshiaki Kondo, Masahiko Uchida, Makoto Suzuki