Laterally Inserted Section Patents (Class 403/294)
  • Patent number: 10487495
    Abstract: A component having at least two parts which contact one another via their narrow faces, includes multiple connection elements which pretension the parts with respect to one another. The connection elements are accommodated in recesses formed as undercuts in the parts. The recesses are aligned transversely to the longitudinal extension of the narrow faces of the parts, the openings of the recesses being open towards the narrow faces of the parts. The connection elements are respectively formed of two wedge-shaped pieces arranged in a diametrically opposed manner. When the pieces of the connection elements are accommodated completely in the recesses, the ribs of the connection elements completely fill out the recesses, so that the parts are pretensioned with respect to one another, and a gap is prevented from forming between the parts or the closing of a previously present gap is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Josef Schilcher
  • Patent number: 9989079
    Abstract: An attachment assembly includes an elongate channel element and a male fastening element including a shank to fasten the channel element to another structural element. The elongate channel element has a substantially flat bottom, sidewalls extending from the bottom substantially at right angles and an upper side opposite the bottom. The upper side of the channel element includes flanges which extend from the respective sidewalls towards each other and delimit between them a longitudinal slot extending over the length of the channel element. The bottom has an aperture formed in it for passing through the shank of the male fastening element. The male fastening element has a head that has a circular groove in the side where the shank is located. The groove in the head is engageable with a collar surrounding the aperture so as to mutually lock the head and the bottom in position at the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: J. van Walraven Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Marek Juzak, Frank Nijdam
  • Patent number: 9948007
    Abstract: An antenna assembly may be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation. The antenna assembly includes a tubular antenna element to be positioned within the wellbore, and an RF coaxial transmission line to be positioned within the tubular antenna element. The RF coaxial transmission line includes a series of coaxial sections coupled together in end-to-end relation, each coaxial section including an inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween. Each of the outer conductors has opposing threaded ends defining overlapping mechanical threaded joints with adjacent outer conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: HARRIS CORPORATION, CONTINENTAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Wright, Daniel L. Dickey, Raymond Hewit
  • Patent number: 9739174
    Abstract: A panel connection assembly connects a panel to a casing including hanger, first locating, and second locating plates. The hanger plate has elongate body, first end, and opposite second end portions, with each of the first and second end portions having a circular profile. The hanger plate has a dumbbell shape. The first locating plate has a first circular locating aperture, the first locating aperture to accommodate the first end portion, and the second locating plate has a second circular locating aperture, the second locating aperture to accommodate the second end portion. In use, the first locating plate is secured to the casing, the second locating plate is secured to the panel, the first and second end portions are respectively accommodated within the first and second locating apertures with the elongate body portions extending therefrom, to connect the panel to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Paul Robert Hayton
  • Patent number: 9510868
    Abstract: A polyaxial bone anchoring device is provided comprising a bone anchoring element having a shank to be anchored in the bone and a head; a receiving part coupled to the shank and configured to pivotably receive the head, and having a channel for receiving a rod and a longitudinal axis; a pressure member arranged in the receiving part and configured to exert pressure onto the head to lock the head; a locking member that is insertable into the channel, the locking member comprising a top end and a bottom end facing the pressure member; a deformable first portion and a second portion provided at the bottom end; wherein, when the locking member is advanced into the channel along the longitudinal axis the deformable first portion is deformed resulting in a load applied to the pressure member that clamps the head, and the second portion clamps the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Timo Biedermann, Berthold Dannecker, Wilfried Matthis
  • Patent number: 9402283
    Abstract: Each corner key assembly of an insulating glass unit is constructed of an electrically non-conductive housing having a pair of arms disposed in perpendicular relation to each other to engage with respective ends of a spacer system and a central post extending in parallel to one of the arms with an electrically conductive spring clip mounted in the post to engage a bus bar. The spring has a reversely curved portion extending from the post of the housing to lie flat against the opposed glass panes of the IG unit. Each corner key may be used as either a right-hand or as a left-hand corner key by being flipped over on itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Richard A. Chubb
  • Patent number: 9388020
    Abstract: A method and elevator arrangement wherein a roof structure is lifted higher in a hoistway so as to make more room below the roof structure, the roof structure being a movable roof structure, and in that the movable roof structure is lifted in the hoistway taking support for the lift from a second movable support structure mounted in the hoistway above the roof structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Peacock, Jussi Perälä
  • Patent number: 9178343
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cable routing system with brackets that join cable trays to form the cable routing system. A bracket that joins perpendicular cable trays includes a main body and a securing clip. The main body has a bottom and two sides extending upwardly therefrom. Each side of the main body includes a deflectable side latch that engages a bottom longitudinal wire of the cable tray. The securing clip engages the main body to secure the bracket to the cable tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, David R. Davis, Dennis J. Waszak, Samuel C. Ramey, Scott R. Hartman, Robert Nicoli
  • Patent number: 9027895
    Abstract: A portable support for supporting equipment above a surface having an opening to a subsurface space. The support includes a head, an elevator on the head, and legs connected to the head for supporting the head above the surface. Each of the legs has a foot for engaging the surface when supporting the head above the surface. The support also includes an elongate rod vertically mounted on the elevator for movement between a raised position, in which an upper end of the rod extends above the head, and a lowered position, in which a lower end of the rod extends below the feet of the legs to extend into the subsurface space. The support includes an instrument platform positionable on the lower end of the rod when in the lowered position to support the equipment in the subsurface space when the rod is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SECO Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hunter, James M. Copeland, Christopher James McNeill
  • Patent number: 9004805
    Abstract: A progressive release or multi-point engagement device according to aspect of the present disclosure includes a first component and a second component connected to the first component with mounted coil spring. The first component is movable relative to the second component and latch by moving the canted coil spring to a second common groove. Alternatively, a second spring is used to move the second component and relative to a third component. When a second engagement position is desired, a relatively higher a force may be necessary to move the relevant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: BAL Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Changsrivong, Hugh Cook
  • Patent number: 8978335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel designed for mechanical connection with at least one further, identical panel by means of pivoting, with a tongue and groove profile (6, 8) for fastening the panels (2, 4) at the same height with respect to one another, comprising a groove profile (6) with a short groove cheek (14), a groove bottom (16) and a long groove cheek (18) on at least one side of the panel and a tongue profile (8) corresponding to the groove profile (6) on at least one side of the panel, wherein the long groove cheek (18) has a greater thickness (M) at its free end (20) than in the region under the free end of the short groove cheek (14), and wherein in the assembled state the tongue and groove each have upper bearing faces (24a, 24b), which are inclined with respect to the surface (10) of the panel (2, 4), and lower bearing faces (26a, 26b) which are rounded, and with locking means (28a, 28b) for fastening the panels (2, 4) in the same plane with respect to one another, comprising a locking face (28b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: tilo GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Kiefel, Franz Schrattenecker
  • Publication number: 20140314475
    Abstract: A connector comprises a first coupling part having a flat surface with a shaft projecting therefrom; and a second coupling part having a corresponding flat surface and a hole, such that the flat surfaces may be in abutment when the shaft is inserted into the hole and the first coupling part is positioned transverse to the second coupling part. The first coupling part is movable relative to the second coupling part from a position in which the shaft is inserted into the hole to a position in which the coupling parts are held so as to be inseparable by the shaft being captured inside the hole. The first coupling part is rotatable relative to the second coupling part about the shaft when the first coupling part is in the position in which the coupling parts are held so as to be inseparable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gareth Brown
  • Patent number: 8801106
    Abstract: A shearer mining machine generally includes a first chassis module, a second chassis module, one or more cleats, and means for securing each cleat on the first and second chassis modules. The first chassis module has a first mating surface and a first opening spaced from the first mating surface. The first opening is defined by a first wedge-shaped module wall positioned adjacent the first mating surface. The second chassis module has a second mating surface and a second opening spaced from the second mating surface. Each cleat includes a first projection, a second projection, and a bridge portion extending between the first projection and the second projection. The first projection is received by the first opening and includes a wedge-shaped cleat wall for engagement with the first wedge-shaped module wall. The means for securing apply a clamp force normal to the wedge-shaped cleat wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn W. Franklin, Ryan E. Perry
  • Patent number: 8793956
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel which is suitable for use as wall and/or ceiling paneling, in addition to an associated method for laying said panels and a method for the production thereof. The inventive panel for a wall or ceiling comprises coupling means. The coupling means are embodied in such a way that the panel can be joined to other panels in various positions. Said positions can, for example, involve various distances between the longitudinal edges of two panels that are arranged in parallel. According to the inventive laying method, a first panel is engaged with a second panel in a first step, whereupon the panels assume an angular position in relation to each other. At least one of the panels, particularly the first panel, is pivoted in a second step on a common plane, whereupon the panels become locked in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Kronoplus Technical AG
    Inventors: Christian Leopolder, Maik Moebus
  • Patent number: 8784596
    Abstract: A method for joining fittings to a composite sandwich shell edge includes laying up an inner facesheet and positioning a wrapped flute mandrel on top; applying a layer of adhesive on the inner facesheet and positioning spacer-supported fittings on top; applying adhesive over the co-bonded fittings and laying up an outer facesheet forming an assembly; curing the assembly under heat and pressure; removing the fittings by first collapsing the spacers and removing the flute mandrel; placing an adhesive layer on the fittings with collapsible spacers inserted therein; reinserting the fittings between the inner and outer facesheets and effecting bonding and curing; and removing the spacers from the fittings by collapsing the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Leslie Hand, Douglas A. McCarville, Juan Carlos Guzman
  • Patent number: 8783994
    Abstract: The invention relates to a traction rod for bracing a crane jib, comprising a metallic tubular body and coupling elements which are connected to both ends thereof in an articulated connection of the traction rods among each other by means of bolts. According to the invention, the tubular body and the coupling elements can be detachably connected to each other, dispensing the need for a bonded connection, wherein the region of the connection is dimensioned in such a manner and is low on notch effects that, by calculation, the entire load capacity of the tube cross-section can be exploited with respect to a highest possible fatigue strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Vallourec Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Müller
  • Patent number: 8739493
    Abstract: An interlocking joint system can be used to build emergency shelters. The system provides emergency structures that can be assembled by anyone but still handle heavy weather. The system also provides an armorable air droppable structure for military. Shelters built with the system require no tools or special training and such shelters typically become stronger as more force is applied to the joints. The shelter design laterally redirects how wind load and weight load affects the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Jackson Carnes
  • Patent number: 8733505
    Abstract: A two piece climber includes an upper calf bracket portion and a lower “J” shaped stirrup bracket portion permanently or removably interchangeably connected together. The lower “J” shaped stirrup bracket portion includes an upper slotted portion for receiving the lower portion of the upper calf bracket portion. The lower “J” shaped stirrup bracket portion also includes a bottom grooved or knurled grip portion to provide traction for an arborist walking across branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Jules P. Paquet, Matthew Monnig, Edward Jones
  • Publication number: 20140099159
    Abstract: A modular connection system has a plurality of modular units, each having a plurality of loop and edge sections alternating around the perimeter of a body section. The loop sections align with the edge sections so that a loop section of one unit is adjacent to a loop section of another unit. A connection interface is located at a vertex of the modular units and a loop of first one of the plurality of modular units is adapted to align parallel to an edge section of a next modular unit and a loop of each next unit is adapted to align parallel to an edge section of the preceding unit. Elongated connectors pass through the loop sections of the modular units to connect the modular units at the connection interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Martha Maunder
  • Publication number: 20140014164
    Abstract: A solar cell array includes a number of solar cell modules, each of the solar cell modules including a frame having a first side extending along a first direction, and a first insertion hole is formed in the first side and extending along the first direction. The solar cell array also includes a connecting structure extending along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction for connecting two adjacent modules of the solar cell modules, and the connecting structure includes a first coupling portion and a second coupling portion respectively received in the first insertion holes of the two adjacent modules, wherein each of the first insertion holes has a guide portion and an insertion portion, the guide portion bending from the insertion portion to guide the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion into the respective guide portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Nam-Kyu Song, Jong-Hwan Kim, Yong-Hee Park, June-Hyuk Jung
  • Publication number: 20140000191
    Abstract: An insulative separation element bridges first and second conductive spacer ends of a spacer frame of an active or insulated glazing unit. The insulative separation element includes first and second outer sections dimensioned for placement into the first and second conductive spacer ends. The insulative separation element includes an intermediate section connecting the first and second outer sections. The intermediate section has opposing first and second faces dimensioned for abutment with and insulative separation of the first and second spacer ends, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark O. Snyker, Robert Anglemier, Bryan D. Greer, Rino Messere, Jerome Korus, Erik Bjornard
  • Patent number: 8608407
    Abstract: A connector for connecting together two floating dock sections includes a first half having a pair of slotted cylinders and a second half with a pair of cones. A pair of rods connects the first half to the second half. When the two halves are loosely connected together, the connector is inserted into opposing receiver sockets of a pair of opposing floating dock members. A flange located at an upper end of the first half arrests the downward travel of the inserted and loosely connected first and second halves. As the rods are tightened, the pair of cones travel toward the pair of slotted cylinders and cause the slotted cylinders to expand radially outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: HydroHoist Marine Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Vaughn, Paul Bradley Forrest
  • Publication number: 20130270208
    Abstract: A crane column segment connection system includes first and second column segments with a connector on the second end of the first segment mating with a connector on the first end of the second segment. The connectors each include at least one extension having a through-hole. The through-holes have an axis and are positioned in the extensions such that all through-holes of mating connectors are aligned when the column segments are aligned. In one aspect, the connectors include alignment surfaces cooperating such that when the first and second connectors are being brought together during column assembly, the alignment surfaces guide the column segments in two dimensions within a plane transverse to the axis of the through-holes into a relative position such that the through-holes through the extensions in the connectors are aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert J. Walker, Feng Pan
  • Patent number: 8522505
    Abstract: A boardwalk system including a first component having a pre-formed recess and a second component having a pre-formed recess. The system further includes a connector configured to be positioned in the recesses of the first and second components to connect the first and second components such that the connector limits the movement of first component away from the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Permatrak North America LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Jon Beach, Jason Vincent Philbin, Robert Louis Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20130183084
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module framing and coupling system enables the attachment of PV modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple PV modules in a formed PV array. The apparatus provides a parallel coupling for securely interlocking the outside surfaces of parallel frame members together in a side to side arrangement to form an array with improved structural load distribution. The coupling may attach to a slot in the frame at substantially any position along the length of the frame thereby enabling the interconnection of adjacent PV modules along both an x and y axis. The apparatus may further provide a rotating portion and locking portion, mounting brackets for direct connection to a mounting surface, grounding teeth, and a twist-lock engagement means for interlocking and aligning PV modules in the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: ZEP SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: John R. West, Hans-Christoph Haenlein
  • Patent number: 8464488
    Abstract: An anchoring device is disclosed comprising a generally horizontal top element made of a resilient material embedded with a high-strength material and being of varying thicknesses throughout and having a generally downward extending element of a variety of shapes extending downwardly from the underside thereof. The high-strength material may be of any high-strength material, such as metal, rigid high-strength plastic, or fiberglass, for example and may be embedded as a solid or as particulate material. When used as a particulate, the high-strength material may be embedded in select areas as required to customize the anchor. Where desired, the generally downwardly extending element may also comprise a high-strength material of either solid or particulate form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: The Ipe Clip Fastener Co., LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Pelc, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8397364
    Abstract: First and second components can be releasably coupled together with a locking pin having a sacrificial o-ring. The first and second components have respective first and second openings that are aligned with each other and receive the locking pin. The second opening has a square edge located adjacent to a recess in the first opening. The o-ring has an outside diameter greater than the diameter of the square edge and an inside diameter less than the diameter of the square edge when assembled. The locking pin is inside of the first and second openings, with the o-ring inside of the recess. To release the components, the locking pin is moved out of the first opening to shear the o-ring against the square edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Charles T. Webb
  • Patent number: 8381481
    Abstract: What is described is a linear connector for connecting two opposing ends of a hollow profile member for the purposes of forming a frame-like spacer for the production of insulating glass panes. The linear connector includes a top side, a bottom side and two side surfaces, connecting the top side and the bottom side of the linear connector. The linear connector is provided with a midsection in a middle area of the linear connector, with the midsection extending at least along an entire width of the top side or of the bottom side of the linear connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Plus Inventia AG
    Inventor: Karl Lenhardt
  • Patent number: 8371768
    Abstract: A connection unit includes a hollow first part, a hollow second part and two positioning wires. The first part includes a positioning hole defined radially therein and an insertion section extends from an end of the first part. A groove is defined radially in an outer surface of the insertion section. The second part is securely inserted in one end of a hollow tube and the two positioning wires are located in the second part and two ends of each of the positioning wires are engaged with two insertion holes defined in the second part. The second part is mounted to the insertion section of the first part, and the two positioning wires are engaged with the groove so that the first part is rotatable. Two ends of a connector are inserted into two respective first parts respectively and positioned by two pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Alupro Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20120263522
    Abstract: A dowel coated with a heat-activated, B-staged formaldehyde-based resin and a related method of using the resin-coated dowel for joining separate components together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CHEMICALS LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Breyer, Bobby L. Williamson, Steven O. Clausen, Daniel Tingley
  • Publication number: 20120227246
    Abstract: Apparatus for connecting an implement (5) to an arm assembly of machinery, the implement (5) having first and second pin support plates (4, 6) each having first opposed apertures (9. 10) and second opposed apertures (11, 13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Francis J. Dawson
  • Patent number: 8240942
    Abstract: In order to produce a connecting means for connecting a first component and a second component and especially for connecting furniture parts or machine parts which will enable two components consisting of a multiplicity of materials to be securely connected to one another without giving rise to the danger of damaging the two components during the assembly process, wherein the device comprises a first connecting element that it arranged on the first component in the connected state of the components and a second connecting element that is arranged on the second component in the connected state of the components, it is proposed that at least one of the connecting elements should comprise a non self-cutting holding projection which has a curved support surface that is in the form of an arc of a circle in longitudinal section, wherein the holding projection can be inserted into a groove which is provided in one of the components and has a curved undercut surface that is in the form of an arc of a circle in longit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Franz Baur, Franz Haser, Wilfried Schneider, Patrick Jeker
  • Publication number: 20120131787
    Abstract: The present document describes a key for releasably connecting members at a right angle, furniture and door assembly kits comprising keys, and members having mating connectors along their ends for releasably connecting said members at a right angle through their mating connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Louis Bergevin, Yvan Bergevin, Annie Lajeunesse
  • Publication number: 20120125410
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module framing and coupling system enables the attachment of PV modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple PV modules in a formed PV array. The apparatus provides a parallel coupling for securely interlocking the outside surfaces of parallel frame members together in a side to side arrangement to form an array with improved structural load distribution. The coupling may attach to a slot in the frame at substantially any position along the length of the frame thereby enabling the interconnection of adjacent PV modules along both an x and y axis. The apparatus may further provide a rotating portion and locking portion, mounting brackets for direct connection to a mounting surface, grounding teeth, and a twist-lock engagement means for interlocking and aligning PV modules in the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: ZEP SOAR, INC.
    Inventors: John R. West, Christina C. Manansala, Hans-Christoph Haenlein
  • Publication number: 20120067840
    Abstract: A crane includes first and second column segments. At least a first, third and fifth connector are located on the first segment, respectively mating with at least a second, fourth and sixth connector on the second segment. Each of the connectors includes at least a first extension having a through-hole positioned in the extension such that the through-holes of mating connectors are aligned when the column segments are aligned. A first pin fits tightly through the through-hole of the first extension on the first connector and the through-hole of the first extension on the second connector to hold the first and second connectors together. A second pin fits loosely through the through-hole of the first extension on the third connector and the through-hole of the first extension on the fourth connector to hold the second and fourth connectors together. The connectors also include a compressive load bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J. Walker
  • Publication number: 20120063841
    Abstract: Coupling pins for connecting weapon components are described. An example fastener to couple weapon components includes an elongated body defining a first aperture. The first aperture being defined along a longitudinal axis of the elongated body. Tension member and a biasing element being positioned within the first aperture. The elongated body defining a second aperture. The second aperture being defined through a portion of the elongated body to enable a tension element, positioned at least partially within the second aperture, to be urged from the elongated by via an interaction with the tension member. The fastener is insertable into aligned apertures of respective first and second weapon components. The tension element being urged from the elongated body to interact with the second weapon component to urge the second weapon component into further engagement with the first weapon component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Fluhr, Daniel Kohler
  • Patent number: 8109689
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector (1) for hollow profiles (4) in spacer frames for insulated glass panes. The plug connector (1) comprises at least two connector parts (2, 3) which may be plugged together and which have an essentially U-shaped or rectangular cross-section, which, in the plugged position, have adjacent side walls (6,17) and a positive fit (9). One connector part (2) has at least one retainer element (12) on the side walls (6) thereof (12) with a corresponding wall opening (13). In order to form the positive connection (9), the other connector part (3) has a projection (10) with a positive fit engagement in the wall opening (13) of the retainer element (12) when in the plugged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Ralf M. Kronenberg, Max Kronenberg
  • Patent number: 8092113
    Abstract: A cantilever plate connection element (1) for connecting a floor/ceiling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Max Frank GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ludwig Penzkofer
  • Patent number: 8070378
    Abstract: A channeled track connector having a base and a slider. The slider slides into an key opening in the base. The base includes a first foot for engaging the channeled track. The slider includes a second foot for engaging the channeled track. Each piece standing alone is not engagable to the channeled track. However, when slid together, the base and slider as a whole stands together as one-piece, remains fixed to the channeled track, and serves as a mount for a predefined object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas A Gargaro, III, David M Wendinger
  • Publication number: 20110250011
    Abstract: A positive connecting device for connecting components includes a first connecting profile disposed on a first component and a second connecting profile disposed on a second component opposite the first connecting profile in a connected state of the connecting device. Each connecting profile includes an upper profile strip and a lower profile strip. Each of the upper and lower profile strips includes undercuts. A connecting element including undercuts that are complementary to the undercuts of the first and second connecting profiles is pressed between connecting profiles in the connected state of the connecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: SOLON SE
    Inventor: Sascha Oliver Schwarze
  • Patent number: 7993103
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade assembly is provided. The assembly includes at least one wind turbine blade. The blade includes a blade root portion. The assembly also includes at least one blade root hub fitting coupled to the blade root portion. The blade root hub fitting is configured to couple to a rotatable hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Ralph Cairo
  • Patent number: 7954225
    Abstract: First and second components can be releasably coupled together with a locking pin having a sacrificial o-ring. The first and second components have respective first and second openings that are aligned with each other and receive the locking pin. The second opening has a square edge located adjacent to a recess in the first opening. The o-ring has an outside diameter greater than the diameter of the square edge and an inside diameter less than the diameter of the square edge when assembled. The locking pin is inside of the first and second openings, with the o-ring inside of the recess. To release the components, the locking pin is moved out of the first opening to shear the o-ring against the square edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Charles T. Webb
  • Patent number: 7857540
    Abstract: A connecting system for connecting first and second mesh sheets each defining a plurality of longitudinal members at least one pin housing, a first pin member, and a second pin member. A first loop portion is formed on at least one of the plurality of longitudinal members of the first mesh sheet. A second loop portion is formed on at least one of the plurality of longitudinal members of the second mesh sheet. At least one pin housing defines a loop passageway, and the first and second loop portions extend in opposite directions through the loop passageway. The first pin member is arranged between the first loop portion and the at least one pin housing. The second pin member is arranged between the second loop portion and the at least one pin housing. Loads that displace the first and second mesh sheets away from each other are transferred between the mesh sheets by the pin housing and the first and second pin members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: SSL, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Ruel, Dave Swanson
  • Publication number: 20100307995
    Abstract: A laundry stand having a plurality of connectors, a plurality of elongated members, and plurality of cross-rods with end caps thereon. The connectors fit into bores defined on the elongated members and include a key aperture to receive the heads of the end caps such that the cross-rods are captured between opposing elongated members. A pair of the connectors include a slot in the middle thereof to receive end hooks positioned on the end of top rail members that permit the laundry stand to move to and from an opened and folded configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: HONEY-CAN-DO INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: George McConnell Davison, III, Peter Arthur Meier, Jason Reed Rogge, Colin Derek Curry, Jonathon Bruce Lanham, Daniel Anthony Simbeck
  • Publication number: 20100260539
    Abstract: In the conventional connection and fixture part between a working vehicle and an excavator, a connection pin is made to contact a guide plate to be fixed in position, thereby requiring a high rigidity of the guide plate, accuracy of recreation of positioning of the connection pin, and high cost for manufacturing the guide plate. Thus, guide plate 26 of connection portion 23 has a chevron-shaped introduction part including two sector curves. A U-shaped bent member serving as a knob 33 is provided on a rear side surface of a connection pin 32 in the axial direction of connection pin 32, so that the proper position of the inserted connection pin is defined as the position thereof when tips of knob 33 come to contact the insertion-target member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: YANMAR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sakamoto, Yasuo Tokieda, Hayato Tsuji, Syoubu Aramaki
  • Publication number: 20100196089
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rod coupling for rod segments for use in horizontal earth boring, wherein the ends of the rod segments can be interconnected and are fixed by means of a cross pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: TRACTO-TECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Franz-Josef Püttmann
  • Patent number: 7762042
    Abstract: A quick-connect system for connecting two or more sections of wireway in generally longitudinal alignment along an X-axis. The system involves the a series of screws in the bottom and side walls of a generally U-shaped connector receivable in corresponding slots in the bottom and side walls of the two wireway sections. In one embodiment, the bottom wall slots are closed-ended slots and the side wall slots are open-end slots extending in from respective end edges of the wireway sections. The side walls slots are configured such that they have longitudinal centerlines having X-axis and Y-axis components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Duan E. Packard, III
  • Patent number: 7747209
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including a first component having a photosensitive member and a transcribing portion transcribing a toner image formed on the photosensitive member onto a web, and a second component having a web guide portion guiding the web transported to the transcribing portion and a fixing portion fixing the toner image transcribed onto the web, the first component and the second component being able to be connected/divided, the first component is provided with a transcribing portion base supporting the transcribing portion, the second component is provided with a web guide portion base arranged at a position opposed to the transcribing portion base supporting the web guide portion, and an adjusting member for restricting a position of the second component relative to the first component is provided between the transcribing portion base and the web guide portion base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamazaki, Isao Nakajima, Sho Sawahata
  • Patent number: 7731174
    Abstract: Provided are a paper pickup device and an image forming apparatus having the same. The paper pickup device and the image forming apparatus having the same include a driving shaft whose end has a first combining portion and a driving shaft having a second combining portion configured to be integrally connected with the first combining portion. When the first combining portion and the second combining portion are combined with each other, the driven shaft bends and separates from the driving shaft. The first combining portion and the second combining portion may be screw-coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Soo Lee, Heung-Sup Jeong
  • Patent number: 7712787
    Abstract: It is disclosed a connecting device for the manufacture of ducts for heating, conditioning, ventilation comprising a plate-like element (2) which is provided, on a face (2a) thereof at opposite positions, with at least two hooking points (3) adapted to penetrate contiguous portions to be joined of a duct (4) segment or of two consecutive duct segments. Also provided is a connecting process comprising a step of applying at least one connecting device (19 on either side of a junction line (4a) defined by two opposite longitudinal bands of a panel (5) adapted to form a duct (4) segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventor: Giovanni Vincenti