Including Distinct Packing Patents (Class 403/288)
  • Patent number: 11346387
    Abstract: An integral sealant O-ring for sealing fasteners in mating surfaces of a fuel tank includes a fastener hole through an inner mating surface and an outer mating surface, the fastener hole has a chamfer along a fay interface between the mating surfaces. A layer of sealant is applied along the fay interface, and upon tightening of the fastener, the inner and outer mating surfaces are pulled together squeezing the sealant into the chamfer and forming an integral sealant O-ring around the fastener. A method of forming an integral sealant O-ring includes forming a chamfer in a first mating surface substantially concentric with a fastener hole, applying a layer of sealant along the first mating surface, pulling together the first mating surface with a second mating surface by tightening a fastener to trap sealant within the chamfer for forming an integral sealant O-ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Clothier
  • Patent number: 11143226
    Abstract: A blind fastener for connecting panels includes a bolt and nut. The bolt includes a shaft, bolt head, and lug. The bolt head is between the shaft and lug. The shaft defines external threads opposite the bolt head. The lug includes a first tool engagement portion and first frangible portion that connects the lug and bolt head. The nut includes a sleeve, nut head, and handling member. A central bore of the sleeve receives the shaft and defines internal threads mated with the external threads. The nut head is between the handling member and sleeve. The nut head extends radially from the sleeve and defines a recess that receives the bolt head. The handling member surrounds a portion of the lug. The handling member includes a second frangible portion and a second tool engagement portion. The second frangible portion couples the second tool engagement portion to the nut head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SPS Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 11050185
    Abstract: A connector includes a packing that includes a seal portion having an annular shape and a piece portion protruding from the seal portion and having a through-hole, and a fitting portion that holds a terminal, is mounted with the packing, and is fitted to a target to be fitted so that a space between the fitting portion and the target to be fitted is sealed by the packing. The fitting portion includes a first member that includes a cylindrical portion having an outer surface on which the seal portion is mounted, a second member that is attached to the cylindrical portion, a projection portion provided in one member of the first and second members, is inserted into the through-hole, and includes a tip projecting from the through-hole, and an opening portion provided in the other member of the first and second members and into which the tip is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Yuya Minamino
  • Patent number: 11034224
    Abstract: A profile strip arrangement includes a profile strip having a first connecting area configured to establish a connection to an edge area of a windshield of a motor vehicle and having a second connecting area configured to establish a connection to a vehicle part that is adjacent to the windshield. A reinforcement strip is detachably connected to the profile strip. The reinforcement strip has an insertion section that is configured to be inserted into and remain permanently in the second connecting area. The reinforcement strip also has a connecting section configured to establish a connection to the adjacent vehicle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Lutz Bergmann, Carsten Burk, Christoph Hain, Marco Hain, David Landeck, Jens Loehnert, Michael Ortmueller, Hartmut Roth, Marcus Schneider
  • Patent number: 10883625
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of fluid switch, and in particular, to an handle assembly and a faucet with the same, wherein the handle assembly comprises a handle including a handle rod; a handle housing which has an inner cavity and a through-hole, and the through-hole is defined by an inner wall which is formed by the handle housing extending towards the inner cavity from its one end, the through-hole is configured to be tapered at a transition position where the inner wall connects the handle housing, and the handle rod is rotatably fitted into the though-hole; a first wear-resistant member which is elastic and received in an accommodating area formed by a transition part of the through-hole and the handle rod; and a second wear-resistant member which is engaged to the handle rod and rests against the inner wall so that the handle rod and the handle housing are positioned on the same plane by suffered the limitation of the second wear-resistant member after making the handle rod and the handl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shuanglin Bai, Liming Ye, Jianping Zhou
  • Patent number: 10816029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for preventing spills from inside mining mills, said device maintaining a seal around bolts used to secure mill liners, such that the bolt remains under tension within a range of several millimetres along the length between the head and the nut of the bolt, with the length covered by the elements compressed between the head of the bolt and the device for preventing pulp leaks in mills, exerting pressure on the washer that provides a seal against leaks from inside the mill. The device comprises one or more pairs of Belleville washers which include an annular space into which a sleeve with an inner seal is inserted. Said sleeve includes a flange of larger diameter to allow the action of the bolt on the Belleville washers, said Belleville washers exerting pressure on the washer that provides a seal against leaks from inside the mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Alvaro Enrique Endo Arriagada
  • Patent number: 10765016
    Abstract: The first case made of metal and the second case made of resin seal the circuit substrate 130 hermetically by the adhesive seal material, an engaging elastic member having a hook part is stand up at an inclination angle ? of less than 90 degrees at the front of a plurality of pressing elastic members provided on the outer periphery of the second case, when the first case is mounted by the assembling jig, the engaging elastic member moves backward, when the first case is pushed further, the pressing elastic member is bent upward by the jig base, the hook part is engaged, when the jig is removed, the first case and the second case are pressed against each other by the restoring force of the pressing elastic member, when the adhesive seal material is dried and cured, the adhesion force thereof secures close contact integrity between the cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Nuriya, Soichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10753143
    Abstract: A door is provided that includes a door panel having a periphery and opposite first and second panel surfaces, stiles and rails collectively surrounding the panel, and sealant. The stiles have channeled stile surfaces extending across a thickness of the stiles and facing one another. The rails have channeled rail surfaces extending across a thickness of the rails and facing one another. The channeled stile surfaces and the channeled rail surfaces include channels with open ends that receive the periphery of the panel, first grooves positioned at first interfaces of the first panel surface and first edges of the open ends of the channels, and second grooves positioned at second interfaces of the second panel surface and second edges of the open ends of the channels. The sealant is received in the first and second grooves, preferably forming a water-proof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Jan H. Ettrich, Hubert Breton
  • Patent number: 10644442
    Abstract: A plug connector part for connecting to a mating plug connector part includes: a housing part on which a plug-in section for a plug-in connection to the mating plug-in connector part is arranged; at least one contact element arranged on the plug-in section so as to make electrical contact with an associated mating contact element of the mating connector part; an electrical line arranged on the housing part and electrically connected to the at least one contact element; a strain relief element movably arranged on the housing part; and an adjusting element that can be brought into operative connection with the strain relief element. Via actuation of the adjusting element, the strain relief element is movable into a position in which the strain relief element fixes the electrical line, relative to the housing part, in a tension-loadable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Dirk Moseke, Marco Seelig
  • Patent number: 10556686
    Abstract: A cabin monument for an aircraft. The cabin monument has a framework with a base frame and a frame structure connected to the base frame, and side walls fastened to the frame structure. By fastening the side walls to the structural struts of the frame structure, a mechanical load acting on the cabin monument is distributed between the framework and the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Heidtmann, Thorsten Otto, Markus Schumacher, Martin Staub
  • Patent number: 10337582
    Abstract: A damper is formed by a housing member wherein an outer cylinder portion and an inner cylinder portion that are cylindrically formed are concentrically disposed, and respective lower ends are connected to each other at a bottom portion, and at an upper end of the outer cylinder portion, an open end portion is formed, and a groove portion is formed on an inner periphery; and a lid member provided with a rotor inserted from the open end portion, and housed in the housing member, and formed with a projection portion engaging the groove portion. A thin wall portion which is thinner than the outer cylinder portion is formed in a vicinity of a groove portion side in the outer cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Ono
  • Patent number: 10168070
    Abstract: A register boot and grille can be quickly installed using the Zip Clips provided and a hollow threaded securement knob without the need for any tools. The method of installation is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Havaco Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: James Karnes, Thomas Newman
  • Patent number: 9726226
    Abstract: A cross shaft joint includes a cross shaft including four shaft parts, needle rollers rolling on outer peripheral faces of the shaft parts, bearing cups each having a cylindrical part, and a bottom part, and externally fitted to the shaft parts via the needle rollers, and yokes provided with bearing holes into which the bearing cups are inserted. The needle rollers are maintained in a tight fit state between the shaft parts and the bearing cups. Each cylindrical part is provided with a projected part projected radially inward of the cylindrical part in a curved shape, at an inner peripheral side thereof, and an apex of the projected part is in contact with the needle roller within a range in an axial direction of the needle roller, the range containing an axial center of the needle roller in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Kenichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9548229
    Abstract: The present invention shortens the time needed to decrease the oxygen concentration in a chamber to be filled with an inert gas to a desired concentration. A substrate processing apparatus includes: a processing chamber configured to process a substrate; and a carrying chamber configured to carry the substrate to the processing chamber. The carrying chamber includes: a plurality of wall bodies configured to form a housing of the carrying chamber; a joint at which the plurality of wall bodies are joined; an isolated space creating member configured to cover the joint and thereby create an isolated space separated from the carrying chamber; and an exhaust section configured to purge gas in the isolated space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Masamichi Yachi
  • Patent number: 9086057
    Abstract: An offshore power generation structure comprising a submerged portion having heat exchange sections, power generation sections, a cold water pipe and a cold water pipe connection. The cold water pipe comprises a plurality of offset first and second staved portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Abell Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rekret, Henry Sibenaller, William Schulz
  • Publication number: 20150141225
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects of support for a processing tool in a fabrication facility capable of routine placement and replacement of processing tools and component assemblies of the tools. Support aspects include a support structure for component assemblies and a quick disconnect flange which facilitates connecting and disconnect of electrical, liquid and gas utilities to a tool component placed in the processing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 9016257
    Abstract: A combination usable together in an automotive vehicle includes an engine block, a cover, and a band clamp. The engine block includes an opening configured to provide access to an interior volume, a first flange having a periphery that surrounds the opening, and a first engagement surface disposed proximate the first flange. The cover includes a second flange disposed around a periphery of the cover, and a second engagement surface disposed proximate the second flange, the second engagement surface configured to mate with the first engagement surface, wherein when the first engagement surface and the second engagement surface are disposed in engagement with each other the first flange and the second flange in combination define an exterior surface having a first profile. The band clamp includes an interior surface with a second profile that is complementary with the first profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Barry Griffiths, David R. Staley
  • Patent number: 9003891
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a support element placed on a vehicle wall, a retaining element having a retaining wing for fastening the device in an opening of the wall, and a sealing element between the support and retaining elements. The retaining element is rotatable relative to the support element along a rotation path, e.g. by a bayonet-type movement. The support element, the retaining element and/or the sealing element are designed such that a play remains between the support element, the retaining element and/or the sealing element in a first section of the rotation path, and such that the support element and/or the retaining element move(s) relative to the sealing element so as to eliminate the play at the end of the rotation path, whereby the sealing element is sealingly compressed between the support element and the retaining element, thus sealing the fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Christian Frank
  • Publication number: 20150003900
    Abstract: A hand tool machine device with a drive unit comprising at least one drive shaft, a transmission unit including at least one transmission element, a cooling unit including at least one fan element, and at least one sealing element configured to seal the transmission unit in at least on axial direction. The at least one fan element includes at least one receiving region configured to at least partially receive the at least one sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Andre Ullrich, Holger Froehling
  • Publication number: 20150003901
    Abstract: A recess is formed in an outer circumferential surface of a first fitting cylinder. A flange and a second fitting cylinder are provided at one end of a second cylindrical member which is part of a dust cover. A sealing member is attached to the flange. A protruding portion is provided on an inner circumferential surface of the second fitting cylinder. The sealing member is strongly pressed by the first fitting cylinder and the flange in the state where the first fitting cylinder is fitted into the second fitting cylinder, and where the recess and the protruding portion are fitted to each other. Due to this structure, up-and-down movement of the both fitting cylinders is limited, and the sealing member is strongly pressed, thereby maintaining sealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: DaikyoNishikawa Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8893368
    Abstract: A pivot joint assembly has a first part with a hole. A pivot pin passes through the hole. A second part is carried by the pivot pin to be rotatable relative to the first part. A bush has an annular sleeve with an inner face engaging the pivot pin and an outer face engaging a bore wall of the first part. A sealing ring between the bush and the first part. The sealing ring has a body attached to the first part, and a sealing member extending away from the body in a radial direction to a sealing lip which engages the bush without being attached thereto. The sealing member is resiliently compressed to urge the sealing lip towards the bush to maintain engagement with the bush in the event that the bush moves away from the body in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Jey Williams, Colin West
  • Patent number: 8876117
    Abstract: A supporting frame seal includes a supporting frame with at least one inner opening; at least one sealing element which surrounds the inner opening; and at least one elastomer pin which projects from a first side of the supporting frame. The supporting frame has an opening which is aligned with the at least one elastomer pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Sealing Systems
    Inventor: Ralf Salameh
  • Patent number: 8851786
    Abstract: A reversible sealing mechanism for sealing a bulkhead having a first central aperture defined along a central axis and disposed between first and second compartments includes a cover member having a recess defined therein by a substantially cylindrical sidewall and adapted to cover the first central aperture. A wedge ring having a generally cylindrical body is accommodated by the first and second central apertures and is configured to operatively engage the cover member. A mechanical input is operative to reversibly rotate the wedge ring about the central axis such that a rotation of the wedge ring in a first direction urges the cover member in the axial direction into a sealed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lockhead Martin Corporation
    Inventors: John Snediker, Daniel Skurdal
  • Publication number: 20140286691
    Abstract: A fuselage structure for a means of transport includes at least two fuselage segments, in each case including an outer skin with an end edge. In a connecting region of two fuselage segments the end edges of the fuselage segments are spaced apart from each other. Connecting elements establish a mechanical connection between two fuselage segments. Conducting structure-borne sound is reduced by multiple deflection of the sound path, and thus results in a reduction in structure-borne sound-induced noise in the cabin of the means of transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Gleine
  • Patent number: 8794862
    Abstract: A seal is for sealing an axial space between first and second axially-spaced members, the first member having a radial surface and the second member having an outer circumferential surface. The seal includes an annular body having inner and outer circumferential surfaces and first and second axial ends, a radial sealing surface proximal to the first end to sealingly engage with the first member radial surface, and a circumferential sealing surface proximal to the second end to sealingly engage with the second member outer surface. At least a portion of the seal body extends circumferentially about and encloses the axial space. The seal may be incorporated in a joint assembly for a linkage having first and second links, the assembly including a shaft coupled with the first link and a boss coupled with the second link, receiving the shaft, and defining an axial space in which the seal is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Tadd McBride, Christopher Hughes
  • Publication number: 20140190281
    Abstract: An improved sensor assembly is provided that allows for close proximity detection of one or more objects by isolating a first sensor from a second sensor within the sensor assembly using isolation boots and a unique mounting structure. Each sensor has at least a portion positioned within an isolation boot, and the isolation boots are supported between a base plate and a support plate by one or more base plate ribs and one or more support plate ribs. The sensor is therefore prevented from otherwise contacting the base plate or the support plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan Charles Crosby, William John Weigel
  • Publication number: 20140169959
    Abstract: A sealing system is provided for a flanged joint. The sealing system includes a split seal and a spring. The split seal includes a radial outer surface, an axial outer surface, and a chamfered surface inclined with respect to the radial outer surface and the axial outer surface. The spring is disposed in urging contact with the chamfered surface and configured to apply an axial force, and a radial force on the axial outer surface, and the radial outer surface respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Solar Turbines Inc.
    Inventor: Alejandro Manriquez
  • Patent number: 8721213
    Abstract: A seal assembly can be incorporated into a track pin joint assembly including a pin defining a longitudinal axis, a first member and a second member both coaxial with the pin about the longitudinal axis. The first member is pivotable about the longitudinal axis with respect to the second member and includes a load ring engagement surface defining a seal cavity disposed in proximal relationship to the second member. A seal assembly including a seal ring and a load ring is disposed in the seal cavity and sealingly engages the first and second members. An axial segment of a seal ring engagement surface of the load ring extends over at least half the length, measured along the longitudinal axis, between a radial segment of the seal ring engagement surface and a radial segment of a first member engagement surface of the load ring. At least one of a load ring engagement surface of the first member and an axial segment of the first member engagement surface of the load ring includes a convex rounded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Johannsen, Roger L. Recker, Jason L. Sebright, Mark J. Kiesel, Guanghui Liang, Mark Diekevers
  • Publication number: 20140126043
    Abstract: A protector for a viewport of a vacuum chamber includes a substrate material that absorbs radiation having a wavelength of an amplified light beam and radiation having a wavelength included in an emission spectra of a target material that produces EUV light when ionized by the amplified light beam. The substrate material transmits one or more of visible or near-infrared light. The protector also includes a layer formed on the substrate material, and the layer reflects radiation having the wavelength of the amplified light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Vahan Senekerimyan
  • Publication number: 20140098631
    Abstract: A coupling device is provided for a sensor unit having at least one sensor located within a housing. The coupling device includes at least one supporting portion, wherein the supporting portion is configured for maintaining the sensor unit in a stable position, with the coupling device either resting on or being buried into the ground, and at least one rod, arranged in a plane which is essentially perpendicular to a peripheral surface of the supporting portion and linked to the supporting portion. The coupling device further includes a fastener for connecting the sensor unit to the coupling device. The supporting portion maintains the sensor unit in a stable position when resting on the ground, while the rod provides an additional stiffness to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Yann Pichot
  • Publication number: 20140086673
    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 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Rubenzer, Jim Eggert, Dale Thompson, Kathleen Barton, David J. Weiss, Matt Sedivy
  • Patent number: 8678696
    Abstract: A seal assembly can be incorporated into a track pin joint assembly including a pin defining a longitudinal axis, a first member and a second member both coaxial with the pin about the longitudinal axis. The first member is pivotable about the longitudinal axis with respect to the second member and includes a load ring engagement surface defining, at least in part, an axially-extending seal cavity disposed in proximal relationship to the second member. A seal assembly including a seal ring and a load ring is disposed in the seal cavity and sealingly engages the first member and the second member. At least one of a load ring engagement surface of the first member and an axial segment of a first member engagement surface of the load ring includes a convex rounded portion extending over at least half the axial length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Johannsen, Roger L. Recker, Jason L. Sebright, Mark J. Kiesel, Guanghui Liang, Mark Diekevers
  • Publication number: 20140079476
    Abstract: A connector assembly formed by attaching two stamped housing sections to form a connector housing having a housing groove with a groove bottom and two side walls. Using stamped housings reduces manufacturing costs and simplifies assembly, among other things. The connector housings with spring can be used as a mechanical connector and/or as an electrical connector for numerous applications and across numerous industries. The groove geometries can easily be altered using different stamping dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Peter J. Balsells, Majid Ghasiri
  • Publication number: 20140079473
    Abstract: A connector is configured so that a fitting part of a connector housing and a panel is sealed by bringing a lip part of a flange attachment part of a waterproof grommet for surrounding an outer periphery of a flange into pressing contact with the peripheral edge of an attachment hole when the peripheral edge of the attachment hole is held between a locking protrusion of a housing body and the flange provided at a rear end of the housing body. In the connector, the flange includes a plurality of flexible pieces which elastically displaces the lip part to the side of the locking protrusion so as to expand a proper plate thickness range of the panel capable of making close contact with the lip part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi MURO
  • Publication number: 20140050520
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a torque transfer system. The torque transfer system can comprise a shaft coupled to a gearbox, and the gearbox can impart torque to the shaft. The torque transfer system can further comprise an adaptor engaged with the shaft and having a hollow center. An output table can also be engaged with the adaptor. A plug can be disposed within the hollow center of the adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Southern Company
    Inventors: Donald W. Varner, David W. Dodson
  • Patent number: 8646642
    Abstract: A floating cover roof for a storage tank has a frame assembly and multiple floating units. The frame assembly has a holding frame and an outer rim. The holding frame has multiple longitudinal beams and transverse beams. Each longitudinal beam has a connecting seat, a first holding segment and a second holding segment. Two of the transverse beams are connected to two adjacent longitudinal beams to form a locating area between the beams. The floating units are mounted in the locating areas of the frame assembly, are connected to the beams of the holding frame and each has an outer casing and a body. The outer casing is mounted in one of the locating areas of the holding frame, is connected to the adjacent beams and has a casing body and a top board. The body is mounted in the outer casing between the casing body and the top board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Float-Tek International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Fa Su
  • Publication number: 20130258633
    Abstract: An insertion member provided with a male thread on the peripheral surface thereof is inserted through an opening of a receiving member. The insertion member is fastened by a fastening member provided with a female thread on the inner surface thereof. A first O-ring is provided between the insertion member and the fastening member, and a second O-ring is provided between the fastening member and the receiving member. When viewing each circular cross-section of the first and second O-rings along a surface parallel to a moving direction of the fastening member at the point of fastening the insertion member by rotating the fastening member, a first point of each circular cross-section is pressed against a surface perpendicular to the moving direction, and a position displaced from a second point opposite to the first point of each circular cross-section is pressed against an inclined surface inclined to the moving direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Sachiyo MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20130223037
    Abstract: A base member includes a mounting area where an electronic component can be mounted and a ring-shaped sealing surface surrounding the area as the area is viewed in a plan view. A sealing member is fixed on the sealing surface. A through-hole portion which is a recess partitioned by a wall surface of the sealing member and which connects the mounting area and an outer peripheral side of the sealing surface as viewed in a plan view is provided on the sealing surface. A manufacturing method for an electronic device using this base member is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130210258
    Abstract: A connection assembly is provided. The connection assembly includes a socket with connection pins, a plug with matching connection pins and a locker for locking the plug relative to the socket while the matching pins are engaged. The lock includes a bolt having a barrel provided with balls movable between a locking position projecting in relation to the barrel and a position retracted inside the barrel, and a rod for retaining the balls in the locking position. The locker also includes a shaft arranged in the plug or the socket for at least partially receiving the bolt and having a groove for receiving the balls in the locked and projecting position. The bolt further includes a spring for returning the rod toward the ball-retaining position, and the rod has a cam surface pushing the balls back into the locked position when the spring urges the rod towards the retaining position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Xavier Retailleau, Christian Le Tortorec, Matthieu Deffois, Damien Pelissier, Adam Saaidy
  • Publication number: 20130207527
    Abstract: A backing piece for attaching an electrical component to a housing wall of an electrical household appliance and arrangement behind a matching opening in the housing wall includes a body having an essentially rectangular base surface, and a peripheral web configured as an elastic sealing lip for support against a rear face of the housing wall. Holding elements project from the body and form with the sealing lip a gap which receives a section of the housing wall at an edge of the opening. The holding elements are arranged in spaced-apart relationship about a periphery of the body such that at least one of the holding element is arranged on each of four sides of the rectangular base surface and one of the holding elements is provided at each of the corners of the body so as to apply a pressing force sufficient upon each section of the sealing lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Alexander Heinrich, Matthias Wiedenmann
  • Publication number: 20130202348
    Abstract: A universal joint system, to be used in construction, for joining two or more cladding materials together. The joint system is configured to replace conventional caulks joints prone to failure due to short UV longevity or improper installation conditions. The joint system is comprises interlocking extrusions and rubber gasket extrusions along with supportive components. The joint system is configurable for both vertical and horizontal installations and can be used with any substrate finishes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130183083
    Abstract: A supporting frame seal includes a supporting frame with at least one inner opening; at least one sealing element which surrounds the inner opening; and at least one elastomer pin which projects from a first side of the supporting frame. The supporting frame has an opening which is aligned with the at least one elastomer pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Ralf Salameh
  • Publication number: 20130177349
    Abstract: A grommet for securing a tube includes an oval hole having a wide portion and a narrow portion, a recess located between upper and lower shoulders surrounding the hole, an inclined surface to guide the grommet into a mounting hole, and a lower surface that can 5 be engaged by a connector on the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Robert H. Saunders, Ha To Chung, Robert J. Mohan
  • Publication number: 20130140814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recess for O-ring, the recess including both lateral walls facing the O-ring formed each in a convexly curved shape toward the O-ring, and a floor surface connected to the curved lateral walls, wherein each of the curved lateral walls and the floor surface is formed at a first part to have a depth smaller than a diameter of the O-ring, and a surface facing a second part opposite to the first part is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: WOONGSEON RYU
  • Publication number: 20130136530
    Abstract: An improved clamp ring system comprises a clamp ring having a wedge shaped seal face; a reactor having a clamp ring mounting recess; a quartz sleeve disposed within the clamp ring mounting recess; a seal being disposed within the clamp ring mounting recess around the quartz sleeve. The clamp ring is removably attached to the reactor near the clamp ring mounting recess such that the wedge shaped seal face compresses the seal against the quartz sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ATG R&D LTD
  • Publication number: 20130087656
    Abstract: An aircraft interior equipment component (10) with a frame (12) which comprises two rigid frame sections (14a-h) and a joint (16a-h) connecting the rigid frame sections (14a-h) to one another, and with a sheetlike section (18) which is supported by the frame (12) and is formed by a flexible and/or foldable membrane (20) connected to the frame (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Stephan Hoetzeldt
  • Publication number: 20130078032
    Abstract: A pressure casing has a plurality of casing shells (10a, b) which can be connected in a pressure-tight manner in a parting plane (11) by a flange (13). The casing shells (10a, b) are pressed together with sealing effect in the parting plane (11) in the region of the flange (13) by at least one threaded bolt (19; 19a-d) which extends through the flange (13) perpendicularly to the parting plane (11). A reduced thermal loading of the threaded bolts (19; 19a-d) of the flanged joint is achieved by the at least one threaded bolt (19; 19a-d) being exposed over a part of its length towards the inner side of the casing (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ernst PAULI, Pavel RIHAK, Werner BALBACH, Joachim KRAUTZIG
  • Publication number: 20130074309
    Abstract: An apparatus for gripping a support member is described. The apparatus comprises a tubular clamp, the tubular clamp defining a throughbore adapted to receive a support member therethrough, a first apparatus member adapted to engage a first portion of an external surface of the tubular clamp, and a second apparatus member adapted to engage a second portion of the external surface of the tubular clamp. Relative movement of the first apparatus member with respect to the tubular damp in a first direction results in a deflection of a section of a first end of the tubular clamp into the clamp throughbore and relative movement of the second apparatus member in a second direction, opposite the first direction, with respect to the tubular clamp results in a deflection of a section of a second end of the tubular clamp into the clamp throughbore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Kenny Armstrong, Morten Talgo
  • Publication number: 20130058709
    Abstract: There is provided a connection structure between a hollow output shaft of a speed reducer, which is provided with the hollow output shaft including a hollow portion, and a driven shaft of a counterpart machine inserted into the hollow portion of the hollow output shaft. The connection structure includes a communication passage through which the hollow portion of the hollow output shaft communicates with an internal space of the speed reducer. A space, which includes clearance between the hollow output shaft and the driven shaft, is formed as a closed space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro TAMURA, Masayuki ISHIZUKA
  • Publication number: 20130055822
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening device for fastening an assembly (5) in an opening (1.1) of a wall (1) of a vehicle. Said fastening device comprises a support element (2) to be placed on the wall (1) and a retaining element (3) having at least one retaining wing (3.1) for fastening the fastening device in the opening (1.1) of the wall, which retaining element (3) for fastening the fastening device is arranged so as to be rotatable relative to the support element (2) along a predetermined path of rotation. This means fastening is achieved by way of a bayonet-type rotational movement. According to the invention, however, a sealing element (4.1) is interposed between the support element (2) and the retaining element (3), and the support element (2) and/or the retaining element (3) and/or the sealing element (4) are designed relative to one another such that in a first section of the path of rotation, a play (4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Karl-Christian Frank