Thread Adaptor Patents (Class 403/299)
  • Patent number: 10279652
    Abstract: A door for an air conditioning unit includes a door body, a shaft, and a locking portion. The door body includes a sleeve. The shaft is inserted into the sleeve. The locking portion is disposed in the sleeve and the shaft. The shaft is detachably engaged to the sleeve through the locking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Wagnitz, Mark Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 10260719
    Abstract: A cobra arm enclosure device has a hull, a lid, and features for a light pole and a light fixture to attach thereto. The device has a generally rectangular prismatic form that sheds precipitation and ice. It has a top surface upon the lid, a bottom surface upon the hull, a left side, a right side, a front, and a back. The enclosure has an extension that fits into a light fixture. The back of the enclosure has a receiver that fits upon a light pole arm. The enclosure has a width generally greater than that of the cobra arm. Within the invention, it has a storage capacity for electrical components. The invention is an inline enclosure for direct transmission of electrical power and signaling. The invention serves in a system where a central control operates street lighting across a city.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Labyrinth Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Stegeman, Theodore J. Stegeman
  • Patent number: 9850980
    Abstract: A system and method for pulling a cable. The system includes a cable which has at least one button located along its length. A cable puller is coupled to the cable and has at least one slot for receiving the cable. The cable puller also has a plate for engaging the button. The cable puller has a sleeve with an upstream end and a downstream end, and the plate is located on the upstream end. The plate prevents movement of the button upstream of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffery Kester
  • Patent number: 9739560
    Abstract: A system for attaching an accessory to a firearm includes a muzzle device configured for attachment to the muzzle end of the firearm, the muzzle device having a first coarse-threaded engagement means and one of an annular grooved surface and a grooved surface engagement mechanism, and an adapter device. The adapter device includes an adapter having a forward portion including an accessory engagement means for receiving the accessory and a rearward portion having a second coarse-threaded engagement means formed on an inner surface of the adapter, a biasing mechanism received on the rearward portion, and a retainer ring received on the rearward portion adjacent to the biasing mechanism, the retainer ring having the other of the annular grooved surface and the grooved surface engagement mechanism. The male coarse-threaded engagement means and the female coarse-threaded engagement means cooperate to releasably secure the adapter device to the muzzle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: DAVINCI ARMS, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Salvador
  • Patent number: 9362645
    Abstract: A one piece socket contact for receiving a pin. The socket contact includes a tubular barrel having a rear tail portion, a ferrule portion, and a throat portion. The ferrule portion includes an opening with an opening diameter. The throat portion has a plurality of slots that define a plurality of bands. The bands are bent inwards to a throat diameter smaller than the opening diameter. The bands are arranged to resemble a hyperboloid wire cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Hypertronics Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Meunier
  • Publication number: 20150146400
    Abstract: A connector system includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a standoff arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate. The standoff includes a first part with an external threading and a second part with an internal threading configured to engage with the external threading of the first part. The first part is configured to engage with the first substrate, the second part is configured to engage with the second substrate, and the external threading of the first part and the internal threading of the second part are configured such that the first part and the second part are configured to be unscrewed from each other to cause the distance between the first and second substrates to increase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: James Robert HUFFMAN, Cody Logan GRAF, David Lynn DECKER, William Chieng OUYANG
  • Publication number: 20150117940
    Abstract: A release assembly and a method of forming a drilling tool for rock or overburden drilling is provided. The release assembly is arranged axially between two drilling tool components. The release assembly includes a release mechanism allowing an initial axial length to shorten when a joint of the drilling tool components provided with connecting threads is turned in an opening direction. The release assembly has a decreased second axial length and friction forces in the joint decrease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Mauri ESKO, Markku KESKINIVA
  • Publication number: 20150117939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic component with at least one fastening element attached to the plastic component, wherein the fastening element comprises at least one attachment section for attachment to the plastic component and at least one fastening section for fastening a part to be mounted on the plastic component, wherein the plastic component is composed of a plastic matrix, wherein the attachment section of the fastening element is integrated in a first area of the plastic matrix and wherein reinforcement fibres are integrated in a second, different area of the plastic matrix. The invention also relates to a method for producing a plastic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Kluge
  • Patent number: 9016366
    Abstract: Underground drilling operation often requires connecting a drill tool (e.g., drill bit, backreamer, etc.) to a drill string. It is desirable to connect the drill tools to a drill string in a manner that facilitates quick and easy assembly and disassembly. Low torque coupling, commonly referred to as “torque-less” connection, can provide such functionality. The useful life and strength of such connections can be improved upon. The present disclosure provides a low torque coupling with improved strength and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Langenfeld, Randy R. Runquist
  • Patent number: 8991490
    Abstract: Underground drilling operation often requires connecting a drill tool (e.g., drill bit, backreamer, etc.) to a drill string. It is desirable to connect the drill tools to a drill string in a manner that facilitates quick and easy assembly and disassembly. Low torque coupling, commonly referred to as “torque-less” connection, can provide such functionality. The useful life and strength of such connections can be improved upon. The present disclosure provides a low torque coupling with improved strength and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Langenfeld, Randy R. Runquist
  • Publication number: 20150086266
    Abstract: A regulating rod (1) having a rod part (2) which has an end region (3) provided with an external thread; and having an end piece (4) which has a receiving recess (5) and which has a setting piece (6) which is arranged and guided in the receiving recess (5) and which has an internal thread into which the external thread of the end region (3) is screwed in order to set the effective length of the rod part (2). The end piece (4) has a fastening portion (7) for the cohesive fixing of the set effective length of the rod part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk Burkhard, Leif Heidingsfelder
  • Publication number: 20150078901
    Abstract: A threaded shank for engaging with a threaded further component is provided herein, the further component having a cylindrical first thread with a uniform first thread pitch and a uniform first thread angle, the threaded shank including a second thread with a uniform second thread pitch and a uniform second thread angle and including a third thread with a uniform third thread pitch and a uniform third thread angle along an axial expanse of the third thread. The first thread angle and the second thread angle and the third thread angle being substantially identical, the first thread pitch and the second thread pitch and the third thread pitch being substantially identical, wherein the second thread and the third thread are spaced apart axially by a thread-free region, a second thread helix and a third thread helix have an axial offset to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Trevor Milne
  • Publication number: 20150071749
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a lift gate on a structure is provided, the lift gate having a lift platform supported between a pair of spaced support columns. The mounting system comprises a first mounting member configured for attachment onto said structure, wherein the first mounting member includes a support protrusion for engaging an opening in a wall of a corresponding lift gate support column. The mounting system further comprises a second mounting member configured for attachment onto said structure, wherein the second mounting member includes a support protrusion for engaging an opening in a wall of a corresponding lift gate support column. When the mounting members are attached to the structure and the corresponding lift gate support columns are mounted on the support protrusions, the mounting members support the lift gate on the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Levon Hambardzumyan, Karapet Ablabutyan, Paul Bark, Sheralin Lafferty
  • Publication number: 20150071704
    Abstract: A hanger is disclosed that has a movable component and a bracket. The movable component has a shaft with a threaded portion, a slider connected to the shaft, and a cap configured to join with the threaded portion. The bracket defines a racetrack aperture and an ingress/egress aperture. The racetrack aperture and the ingress/egress aperture are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Paul R. Senofonte, Jose E. Ruberte Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20140348577
    Abstract: A tie bolt for joining two parts together has a shaft. The shaft in turn has a primary thread for engaging a first part and a secondary thread for engaging a second part, wherein the primary thread and the secondary thread have different pitches. The tie bolt may be used to join together any two parts which are to be locked together to transmit torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: James B. Coffin
  • Patent number: 8875378
    Abstract: A tie bolt for joining two parts together has a shaft. The shaft in turn has a primary thread for engaging a first part and a secondary thread for engaging a second part, wherein the primary thread and the secondary thread have different pitches. The tie bolt may be used to join together any two parts which are to be locked together to transmit torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: James B. Coffin
  • Publication number: 20140321907
    Abstract: A clevis including: bridge portion; a neck portion extending from the bridge portion in a first axial direction; a threaded opening passing through the bridge and neck portions through which a longitudinal axis passes; and first and second folded sidewalls extending from the bridge portion in a second axial direction, opposite the first axial direction. The first side wall includes: a first portion at a first distance, in a radial direction orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, from the longitudinal axis; and a second portion at a second distance, in the radial direction, less than the first distance, from the longitudinal axis and including at least one hole. The second side wall includes: a third portion at the first distance, in the radial direction, from the longitudinal axis; and a fourth portion at the second distance, in the radial direction, from the longitudinal axis and including at least one hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Gary Crewson, Bernard Malka
  • Publication number: 20140323021
    Abstract: A single and multiple abrasive structure support system has a multiple support structure which facilitates use of snail lock and Frankfurt shoe adaptive support with a stepped surface which enables the snail lock adapter to enabling support of an abrasive structure beyond and at a distance clearance from Frankfurt shoe rails. The single abrasive structure support includes a snail lock. Both single and multiple abrasive structure support systems incorporate a pair of plates for absorbing force and energy, especially resulting from uneven surfaces being textured, such as stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: John Blick
  • Publication number: 20140321906
    Abstract: A light-permeable fixing component includes a fixed head portion, a fixed body, a receiving channel, a light-permeable body and a sleeve. The fixed body is connected to the fixed head portion. The fixed body has a fixing portion. The fixing portion is disposed at the fixed body. The fixing portion is a thread, hook engagement bodies or snap-engagement bodies. The receiving channel penetrates the fixed head portion and the fixed body. The light-permeable body is disposed inside the receiving channel. The sleeve is movably connected to the fixed body. Hence, the light-permeable fixing component is illuminated with a light source to thereby be capable of guiding light, emitting light, glittering, decoration and indicating a constant depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Ting-Jui WANG
  • Publication number: 20140298639
    Abstract: A quick fit adjustment mechanism ay include a housing having one end that attaches to a pole and another end with threads that engage threads formed in one paint accessory. A lever may be used to cause actuator pins to extend from the housing to secure another paint accessory to the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Publication number: 20140283575
    Abstract: A pivot link for interconnecting a locking bar and a pivoting arm of a sheet bending brake includes an arm portion and a locking bar portion. The arm portion defines a first threaded bore, and the locking bar portion defines a second threaded bore. A threaded stud extends between and interconnects the arm portion and the locking bar portion, and is disposed in threaded engagement with both the arm portion and the locking bar portion. The threaded stud includes a first thread portion in threaded engagement with the first threaded bore, and a second thread portion in threaded engagement with the second threaded bore. The first threaded bore and the first thread portion include one of a left hand thread or a right hand thread, and the second threaded bore and the second thread portion include the other of the left hand thread or the right hand thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventor: Clyde Allen
  • Publication number: 20140270925
    Abstract: A quick fit adjustment mechanism may include a housing having one end that attaches to a pole and another end that attaches to an insert mounted to a paint accessory. A lever may be used to cause an actuator pin to extend from the housing into the insert to secure the housing to the insert and thus to secure the paint accessory to the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Lambertson, JR., Rita Forman-House, Dennis P. De Renzo, JR., Michael O'Banion, Edward Ray Goodwin
  • Publication number: 20140178125
    Abstract: A clevis including a bridge portion, a cylindrically shaped neck formed from the bridge, and folded side walls extending from the bridge portion in a first direction. One side wall includes a first hole and a first surface parallel to a longitudinal axis. The other side wall includes a second hole and a second surface facing the first surface. The clevis includes a threaded opening, in the bridge and neck, aligned with the axis and a space formed by the bridge and side walls. The neck is formed from the bridge portion in the first direction or is formed from the bridge portion in a third direction, opposite the first direction. The material includes one only single piece of low carbon steel. The first and second surfaces are parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Gary Crewson, Bernard Malka
  • Publication number: 20140150356
    Abstract: An adjustable, universal screed guide/control joint clip for positioning screed guide/control joints utilized in the placement of concrete in concrete slabs, the adjustable universal screed guide clip allowing for the exact adjustment of the height of the screed guide attached thereto for the placement of the concrete slabs, the adjustable universal screed guide clip allowing the installation of the screed guide in applications heretofore not allowable, the adjustable, universal screed guide/control joint clip capable of accommodating both large and small profile screed guides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: William F. Reed
  • Publication number: 20140140758
    Abstract: A D-type screwing assembly for furniture contains a retaining member including a hole defined in the retaining member, with a plurality of ribs defined on two sides of the retaining member, and with a slot formed on a top end of the retaining member. A screw member includes at least two orifices defined on a head end of the screw member and a thread section formed on the screw member to screw with the hole of the retaining member. A rotary member includes at least two posts extending outwardly from a front end of the rotary member, with a number of the at least two posts corresponding to that of the at least two orifices of the screw member, so that the at least two posts of the rotary member are fitted into the at least two orifices of the screw member correspondingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Min-Sheng Liu, Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 8726582
    Abstract: A breakaway coupling for joining a generally vertical pole structure to a supporting foundation is provided. The breakaway coupling is provided with a multi-sided, elongated body, which may be square-shaped, hexagonal, or generally polygonal in shape. The multi-sided, elongated body is provided with an upper end and a lower end, an outer surface, and is machined to have an internally threaded bore that extends between the upper end and the lower end of the multi-sided, elongated body. The outer surface of the multi-sided, elongated body of the breakaway coupling is provided with at least one horizontally disposed, circumferential groove extending partially into the multi-sided, elongated body toward the internally threaded bore and also extending to a critical notch depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Hahin
  • Patent number: 8727389
    Abstract: A coupling for attaching a fuel canister to an appliance such as a torch comprises a first connector on the canister. The first connector comprises a first set of screw threads where the first set of screw threads are interrupted to define a shape. A second connector on the appliance comprises a locking element. The locking element has a matching shape that matches the shape such that the locking element closely receives the first connector when the first connector is in a first orientation relative to the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Worthington Torch, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Burdsall, Michael R. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20140133903
    Abstract: A sliding block 31, a tool carrier 1 and a tool holder 3 are presented, providing a high-precision interface that is also adjustable. As a result, very exact positioning of the tool arranged in the tool holder 3 in relation to the tool carrier can be achieved. The repeat accuracies lie below five micrometres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: WTO WERKZEUG-EINRICHTUNGEN GMBH
    Inventor: Karlheinz Jansen
  • Publication number: 20140084119
    Abstract: A panel insert comprising an external body having an open end, said body having a central bore, a magnet received in said bore and having a smooth surface facing said open end of the body, said magnet being affixed to said body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Young Engineers, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Dale Frias
  • Publication number: 20140086674
    Abstract: A fixing component for a switch including a flange, a ring attachment, and a screw attachment, the flange including a projection provided on an outer peripheral surface, the screw attachment including, on an inner peripheral surface, an insertion area into which the projection of the flange is inserted, a projection engaging part into which the projection of the flange is fitted, and an interference projection which is formed between the projection engaging part and the insertion area and has a smaller inner diameter than diameters of the projection engaging part and the insertion area, the projection of the flange including a first projecting portion and a second projecting portion where the first projecting portion is fitted into a guiding groove, and the second projecting portion is configured to traverse the interference projection to be fitted into a fitting groove when the flange and the screw attachment are rotated relatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi TSUGAWA, Hiroyuki MORIYAMA
  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20140079475
    Abstract: A fastener comprises a housing, a pintle and a locking feature. The housing includes a shaft, a central bore that extends axially at least partially through the housing and a ball lock aperture extending from the bore radially out through the shaft. The pintle is positioned within the bore and includes an actuation end and a rod that extends axially from the actuation end. The rod includes a ball transitioning surface and a ball locking surface. The pintle is moveable axially within the bore between a designated lock position where the ball locking surface of the pintle is aligned in register with each ball lock aperture urging a locking ball through the ball lock aperture, and a designated unlocked position where the ball lock surface of the pintle is moved axially away from each ball lock aperture allowing the locking ball to recess into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: John J. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20140075796
    Abstract: A spacer assembly for mounting a sign to a wall includes proximal and distal spacer members. The proximal spacer member includes a barrel and a coaxial coupling shaft extended distally from the barrel. The distal spacer member includes a distal barrel and a recess extending into the barrel and sized to slidably and rotatably receive the coupling shaft. A threaded stud extends proximally from the proximal barrel, and a distal threaded stud extends distally from the distal barrel. Each stud is removably threaded into its associate barrel. The distal member barrel supports a radially oriented set screw, movable toward and away from an advanced position in which the screw engages the coupling shaft to integrally secure the barrels. The spacer assembly allows the sign to be detached from the wall while leaving in place the studs coupled to the sign and wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Bednarski
  • Patent number: 8667663
    Abstract: An eccentric fitting assembly includes an outer eccentric fitting which defines an outer axis, the outer eccentric fitting defines an opening offset from the outer axis and an inner eccentric fitting which defines an inner axis, the inner eccentric fitting defines a stud opening offset from the inner axis, the inner eccentric fitting receivable within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Maxwell, Scott A. Chasen, Barton J. Hainsworth
  • Patent number: 8613739
    Abstract: A medical tubing connector pair includes a female tubing connector, and a male tubing connector. The female tubing connector has an external thread and the male tubing connector has an internal thread, the external and internal threads threadingly engaged to secure the female and male tubing connectors together. The internal thread is made from a flexible material to permit the female and male tubing connectors to be connected to or disconnected from each other without rotation of the tubing connectors relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Sobue
  • Publication number: 20130313854
    Abstract: Vehicle floor mat or floor liner kits are provided. In one embodiment, a vehicle floor mat or floor liner kit includes one or more vehicle floor mats or liners, and a clip. Each vehicle floor mat or liner has at least one aperture. The clip has first and second portions. The first portion is configured to secure the clip to a floor of a vehicle. The second portion is configured to secure the floor mat or liner to the clip utilizing the at least one aperture. In another embodiment, a vehicle floor mat or liner clip includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion has a threaded aperture and an annular ring that surrounds the threaded aperture. The annular ring has a titled surface between an inner circumference and an outer circumference. The bottom portion has a threaded shaft, a disk, and a fastener section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Winfield Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Johnson, Robert D. Tyler
  • Publication number: 20130266364
    Abstract: A pole adapter comprises a body comprising a generally cylindrical shape comprising a first end, a second end, a threaded portion being disposed proximate the first end, and an attachment portion being disposed proximate the second end. The threaded portion is configured for threadably joining to at least one of a plurality threaded tool heads. The attachment portion is configured for joining to a pole, in which a chosen tool head may be operated from a distal portion of the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Soares Andrew John
  • Publication number: 20130239385
    Abstract: Provided are a precision alignment device of an optical component and a method of using the device. The device includes a location fixing unit inserted and coupled to a pin hole on an optical table, closely attached to an optical mount, and fixes a location of the optical component, and a bumper including a penetration hole formed to allow the location fixing unit to penetrate to be coupled thereto, the bumper having a thickness formed in a lateral direction to maintain a certain distance between the location fixing unit and the optical mount when at least one side is closely attached to the optical mount. A location of the optical mount is determined while coupling the bumper to the location fixing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
    Inventor: Chan PARK
  • Publication number: 20130111735
    Abstract: A tie bolt for joining two parts together has a shaft. The shaft in turn has a primary thread for engaging a first part and a secondary thread for engaging a second part, wherein the primary thread and the secondary thread have different pitches. The tie bolt may be used to join together any two parts which are to be locked together to transmit torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: James B. Coffin
  • Publication number: 20130093236
    Abstract: A pin-and-collet assembly, a longwall shearer comprising a ranging arm attached to a lifting bracket with such assembly, a method for the secure fastening of one piece to another, such as securely fastening the ranging arm to the lifting bracket of a longwall shearer using such assembly as a bushing, and a method for longwall mining of ore, such as trona, using such longwall shearer. This assembly is easy to install, does not have to be tightened during longwall operation of an ore panel, and is also demountable when it is time to stop the longwall mining operation and time to remove/replace the ranging arm for maintenance and/or when the end of the ore panel is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventor: SOLVAY CHEMICALS, INC.
  • Patent number: 8395070
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to an electrical contact assembly for a plasma torch tip, and may include an electrical contact portion, a compressible portion in mechanical communication with the contact, and a mounting portion in mechanical communication with the compressible portion. Some embodiments may be adapted to maintain contact with an uneven substrate during translation of the torch tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: American Torch Tip
    Inventors: Matt Merrill, Jeffrey Walters, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20130039693
    Abstract: A connecting structure for a faucet contains an inlet assembly including at least one intake and an outlet; the outlet including a connecting head; an outlet pipe including a locking loop; a nut fitted with the outlet pipe and screwed with the connecting head and including at least two outer contacting faces; a plastic housing including a chamber, a fitting opening, and a hole; the chamber including at least two inner contacting faces axially extending from an inner peripheral surface thereof, and at least one of the at least two inner contacting faces being a tangent plane, such that when the outlet pipe is inserted into the hole and the chamber to extend out of the fitting opening, the at least two inner contacting faces slide along the at least two outer contacting faces of the nut respectively and contact with the at least two outer contacting faces tightly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Weichi Chang, Gaoren Yao, Xiuliang Tan
  • Publication number: 20130039694
    Abstract: A component for a motor vehicle includes a wall section and retaining legs which can be elastically spread apart from each other and which are rigidly connected to the wall section. A recess is located intermediate between the retaining legs, wherein a predetermined fastening element can be inserted and anchored in the recess at least when the retaining legs are defective or are at least partially missing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Thomas Hampel
  • Publication number: 20130020447
    Abstract: A beam clamp for mounting to a flange of a beam or other support, having a main body and a set screw. The main body has an end wall, a first side wall and a second side wall. The first and second side walls each define a slot having an open end and a closed end. The end wall, the first side wall and the second side wall of the main body are formed by a unitary piece of material having a wall thickness. The main body further includes a first protrusion and a second protrusion that extend unitarily from the end wall. A first threaded opening and a second threaded opening pass through the end wall and a respective one of the first and second threaded openings such that each of the first threaded opening and the second threaded opening define a thread length that is greater than the wall thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: NIBCO, INC.
    Inventors: Richard W. Heath, Scott Beutler
  • Publication number: 20130017914
    Abstract: A driver for mounting a multiple sprocket arrangement to a bicycle rear axle arrangement. The multiple sprocket arrangement includes a sprocket assembly having a plurality of sprockets with different numbers of teeth and an adapter. The rear axle arrangement includes a hub. The driver includes an input torque transmitting profile for transmitting torque from between the sprocket assembly and the driver. A positioning section positions the sprocket assembly in the radial direction. External thread threadably receives the adapter and is disposed between the input torque transmitting profile and the positioning section. An output torque transmitting arrangement transmits torque between the driver and the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SRAM DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Henrik Braedt
  • Publication number: 20120304899
    Abstract: A ring-shaped serving table, with a non-perfect round space in the center, that is made up of two identical or similar half-ring shaped plates that may be joined together in two ways: to create a ring-shaped table and to create an S-shaped table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: YARIV KADOSH, Mordechai Ben Aharom, Ran Ben Dori, Amit Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20120294672
    Abstract: An adapter installs on the head of a conventional tripod, bipod, monopod, or other type of stand. The adapter threads directly on the threaded bolt of the stand or uses a busing to thread onto the smaller bolt. Once installed, the top opening of the adapter can receive the quick-connect stem of an accessory, such as a shooting rest, riffle rest, swivel ballhead camera or scope mount, or other accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: REAL HICKS PROPERTIES, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Melvin Hicks
  • Publication number: 20120282019
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a device and method of use thereof for facilitating the analysis of samples of sub-slab soil gas that comprise an adapter body that includes, a first barbed portion, an external engaging portion, a threaded collar portion, a second barbed portion, and an internal cavity that axially passes through the length of the adapter body. The device may further include a tubular body with an interior cavity adapted to receive at least a portion of the second barbed portion of the adapter body to produce a mating engagement therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Craig A. Cox
  • Publication number: 20120275850
    Abstract: A clip device includes a clip module and a workpiece. The clip module includes a screw and a spring. The screw includes a screw head and a screw rod extends from the screw head. The spring includes a bent portion. The spring is placed around the screw rod, and the bent portion is away from the screw head. The workpiece includes a through hole corresponding to the screw rod and a receiving portion. The bent portion of the spring is engaged in the receiving portion. The screw rod extends through the through hole to fix the workpiece on a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIH-PENG LEE
  • Patent number: 8297004
    Abstract: A method and device for supporting a structure above a fixed surface. The device can include a support pedestal whose height is adjustable through a range of heights without a substantial gap in the obtainable heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: United Construction Products
    Inventors: Stephen J. Knight, III, William E. Kugler