Blocker For Assembled Joint Retainer Patents (Class 403/316)
  • Patent number: 11432905
    Abstract: Dental hand piece, comprising a housing and a drive train with a coupling element for a drive, wherein the housing radially surrounds the drive train and wherein the housing has a first and a second housing end, and wherein the housing is held on the drive train on the first and on the second housing end. Between the first housing end and the coupling element is arranged a decoupling element, which is strictly springy or springy and damping in the axial direction, whereas the second housing end is braced rigidly against the drive train and the housing is braced with respect to the coupling element in the axial direction by means of the decoupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Metin Ertugrul, Stefan Gobel
  • Patent number: 11369370
    Abstract: A surgical instrument including a housing, an endoscopic portion, a shaft portion and an end effector is disclosed. The endoscopic portion extends distally from the housing and defines a longitudinal axis. The shaft portion is selectively connectable to a distal end of the endoscopic portion. The end effector is selectively connectable to a distal end of the shaft portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Zemlok, David Racenet
  • Patent number: 11287028
    Abstract: An assembly secures the axial position of a sun gear of a planetary gearing stage on a rotor shaft of an electrical machine. The sun gear has an end section that is stepped radially outward on the inner diameter and is axially secured on the rotor shaft by means of at least one securing ring. At least one securing element is provided to secure against the centrifugal forces acting on the securing ring during rotation of the rotor shaft. The securing element is inserted into the end section on the sun gear and is at least partially pushed over the securing ring and radially secures the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Linz, Marcel Laake
  • Patent number: 11251678
    Abstract: A small-sized motor apparatus for a vehicle, includes: a frame; a drive shaft mounted to the frame, a driven shaft to rotate dependently on the drive shaft, the driven shaft including a second worm gear; a cover coupled to the frame; a plate-shaped washer member; and a gap spring member preventing an axial movement of the driven shaft, the gap spring member being assembled in a radial direction of the driven shaft and installed such that one side of the gap spring member is contact-supported by the plate-shaped washer member and the other side of the gap spring member is supported by the frame, wherein the frame includes a slide groove that accommodates both ends of the gap spring member and the plate-shaped washer member and restricts the gap spring member from moving in an axial direction of the driven shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: DY AUTO Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Min Park, Jin Gyu Cho
  • Patent number: 11116102
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a backplane, a board, a first fastener arranged on the backplane, and a second fastener arranged on the board. The first fastener is in snap-fit connection with the second fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junli Guo
  • Patent number: 11105204
    Abstract: Turbine and other bladed disc assemblies and associated methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a turbine assembly includes a rotor and a turbine disc secured to the rotor via a nut and a deformable retainer. The nut is threadably engaged with the rotor to secure the turbine disc to the rotor. The retainer is deformed to co-operatingly engage with a periphery of the nut and configured to hinder rotation of the nut relative to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Franco Di Paola, Guy Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 11001472
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a high speed winch rewind adapter for quickly rewinding a loading strap. In one implementation, the adapter includes a body having a volume sized to at least partially surround an annular end of the winch. The annular end is coupled with a ratchet mechanism of the winch and having at least one hole for receiving a winch bar. A drive connector is positioned both within the volume of the body and external to the volume of the body, the drive connector external to the volume of the body having an external profile to receive a torque, and the drive connector within the volume of the body insertable into the annular end of the winch for alignment to the axis of rotation. A coupling mechanism synchronizes the drive connector to the annular end such that both the drive connector and the annular end rotate simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: James L. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10774865
    Abstract: A quick-release adapter consists of a top unit and a base unit. The top unit has a cylindrical hub with multiple lobes extending radially outward from the hub. The lobes each have an inclined upper surface and a flat, horizontal lower surface. The base unit has a cavity that is sized and shaped to match the lower portion of the top unit, with multiple lobe-shaped openings and side walls with inclined upper surfaces that match the incline of the upper surfaces of the lobes. A detent plunger protrudes through the lower surface of the cavity at a location that is 45° offset from the center of one of the lobe-shaped openings. In operation, the top unit is inserted into the base unit and rotated until the detent plunger engages the recess in the lower surface of one of the lobes. This locks the top unit from further rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: STRKN LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Neal Prather, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10640326
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a high speed winch rewind adapter for quickly rewinding a loading strap. In one implementation, the adapter includes a body having a volume sized to at least partially surround an annular end of the winch. The annular end is coupled with a ratchet mechanism of the winch and having at least one hole for receiving a winch bar. A drive connector is positioned both within the volume of the body and external to the volume of the body, the drive connector external to the volume of the body having an external profile to receive a torque, and the drive connector within the volume of the body insertable into the annular end of the winch for alignment to the axis of rotation. A coupling mechanism synchronizes the drive connector to the annular end such that both the drive connector and the annular end rotate simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: James L. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10641339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a securing element (1; 1a) for a bearing device (50) in a housing (20) of a drive device (10), wherein the plate-like securing element (1; 1a) has two side legs (34, 35) and a base leg (36) which connects the side legs (34, 35), wherein, between the base leg (36) and the side legs (34, 35), there is formed a cutout (38) for receiving a shaft (12) which is mounted rotatably in a bearing (15), wherein the two side legs (34, 35) are designed to interact, by means of a first face side (21), with the bearing (15) and, by means of a second face side (23), with a stop surface (33) in the housing (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Christof Heuberger, Siegfried Stefani
  • Patent number: 10613112
    Abstract: An air data probe includes a strut including a socket defining an interior surface of the strut and an interior groove extending radially into the interior surface. The air data probe also includes a probe head partially positioned within the socket, the probe head including an exterior surface and an exterior groove extending radially into the exterior surface, the exterior groove being axially alignable with the interior groove. The air data probe further includes a retaining ring partially positionable within the exterior groove and partially positionable within the interior groove when the exterior groove and the interior groove are axially aligned to axially retain the probe head to the strut while allowing the probe head to rotate relative to the strut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Thomas Golly, Paul Robert Johnson, Greg Seidel
  • Patent number: 10598695
    Abstract: A socket includes a first housing and a second housing each including a housing recessed portion capable of housing and holding a contact provided at its first end with a first contact portion and at its second end with a second contact portion while the first and second contact portions each are exposed, and a positioning member which positions the first and second housings independently of each other such that the housing recessed portion of the first housing and the housing recessed portion of the second of housing are disposed adjacent to each other to be paired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotada Teranishi, Takahiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 10537395
    Abstract: A kinematic connector assembly for kinematically coupling two objects is provided. The kinematic connector assembly comprises a receiver defining a cavity and having a plurality of constraint surfaces accessible in the cavity. The kinematic connector assembly further comprises a key having a triplicity of kinematic elements to repeatably position the key in the receiver. The kinematic connector assembly further comprises a preloading mechanism having a load member movable between a clamped position and an unclamped position to secure the key in the receiver, so that the kinematic elements contact the receiver at the plurality of constraint surfaces such that the key is kinematically constrained to the receiver by being constrained by six points of contact with the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Group
    Inventor: Timothy Wade Perez
  • Patent number: 10537713
    Abstract: A system for operating a catheter having a distal end adapted to be navigated in the body, and a proximal end having a handle with a translatable control and a rotatable control for acting on the distal end of the device includes a support for receiving and engaging the handle of the catheter; a translation mechanism for advancing and retracting the support to advance and retract a catheter whose handle is received in the support; a rotation mechanism for rotating the support to rotate a catheter whose handle is received in the support; a translation operator for engaging the translatable control of a catheter whose handle is received in the support and operating the translatable control to act on the distal end of the device; and a rotation operator for engaging the rotatable control of a catheter whose handle is received in the support and operating the rotatable control to act on the distal end of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stereotaxis, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Kidd, Nathan Kastelein
  • Patent number: 10513859
    Abstract: Plastic cross ties constructed of a plastic pipe with two separate connectors attached to both ends act as a unit to position opposing masonry shells as part of a stay-in-place concrete form system. A three part cross tie assembly constructed of a pipe and concrete from connectors are snapped together with zip rods eliminating the need for screwing, nailing or gluing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 10368954
    Abstract: Surgical assemblies and related methods are disclosed that provide for decoupling of instrument shaft roll and end effector actuation. A surgical assembly includes a base, an instrument shaft rotationally mounted to the base, an end effector supported at a distal end of the instrument shaft and including an actuation mechanism driven by a rotational motion, a drive shaft rotationally coupled with the actuation mechanism and configured to provide the rotational motion to the actuation mechanism, and a differential rotationally coupled to the drive shaft and receiving a first input motion and a second input motion. The differential combines the first and second input motions to generate an output motion that rotates the drive shaft. The first input motion is rotationally coupleable to an actuation source. The second input motion is coupled to rotation of the instrument shaft relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel F. Brisson, William Burbank
  • Patent number: 10345165
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to force sensors and force sensor substrates for use with surgical devices. A force sensor includes a substrate, a plurality of sensing elements, a distal plate, and a pin block assembly. The substrate includes a proximal portion and a distal portion including a proximally-facing surface in fluid communication with a distal surface via an opening extending therebetween. The plurality of sensing elements are mounted on a sensing area of the distal surface of the substrate. The distal plate is welded to the distal surface of the substrate, hermetically sealing the plurality of sensing elements between the distal plate and the distal surface of the substrate. The pin block assembly is welded to the proximally-facing surface of the distal portion of the substrate, hermetically sealing distal ends of a plurality of conductive pins between the pin block assembly and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Anthony Sgroi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10166685
    Abstract: A force multiplier (5) configured to assist movement of the operating rod (22) in its axial direction is provided. An engagement recess (52) provided on an outer periphery of the operating rod (22) has a cam surface (52a) configured to make engagement with an engagement ball (51). There is provided a support hole (53) configured to allow movement of the engagement ball (51) in a radial direction of operating rod (22) and to restrict movement of the engagement ball (51) in the axial direction of the operating rod (22). A pressing member (54) configured to press the engagement ball (51) is provided, and the pressing member (54) has a force-multiplying surface (54a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: KOSMEK LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Haruna
  • Patent number: 10156055
    Abstract: A tool coupler assembly may include a power linkage assembly, and the power linkage assembly may include a first power link. The first power link may include a first end configured for pivotal connection to a tool, and a second, opposite end configured for pivotal connection to one end of a tool control actuator. The tool control actuator may be connected at an opposite end to a first end of a tool support member of a machine, wherein operation of the tool control actuator pivots the tool about a tool pivot axis coaxial with a tool engagement interface at a second end of the tool support member. A power linkage actuator may be pivotally connected at a first end for coaxial rotation with the tool engagement interface at the second end of the tool support member, and at a second end for coaxial rotation with the first end of the first power link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron D. Kovar, Derek E. Akin
  • Patent number: 10118291
    Abstract: Robotic systems for supporting a human in stationary and/or mobile applications and related methods of operation are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Haruhiko Harry Asada, Daniel A. Kurek
  • Patent number: 10100642
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine having turbine discs includes a low diameter turbine rotor clamp for securing the turbine discs together. The rotor clamp includes a clamp sleeve, a clamp cylinder adapted to be threadably engaged to the clamp sleeve to apply an axial force on the turbine discs being coupled together. The rotor clamp includes an anti-score ring positioned between the bore of a turbine disc and the clamp cylinder and a lock tube used to prevent unwanted rotation of the clamp cylinder with respect to the clamp sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel K. Morrison, Matthew P. Basiletti, Matthew I Jackson
  • Patent number: 10076385
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting or predicting surgical tool-bone skiving are disclosed. In some embodiments, the surgical tool is movably and/or snugly disposed within a guide-sleeve. In some embodiments, a magnitude of a lateral force between the surgical tool and the guide-sleeve is measured (e.g. by a force sensor or strain sensor). The present or future skiving may be detected or predicted according to the magnitude of the lateral force. In some embodiments, an alert signal is generated in response to the detecting or predicting of the skiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MAZOR ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Shoham, Eli Zehavi
  • Patent number: 10024537
    Abstract: A combustor for use in a gas turbine engine includes a chute and a combustion liner defining a combustion chamber and a chute-receiving aperture that extends through the combustion liner. The chute extends through the chute-receiving aperture of the combustion liner and defines a passageway sized to convey air from an environment outside the combustion chamber through the combustion liner into the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc., Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Todd S. Taylor, Jack D. Petty, Kenneth W. Froemming
  • Patent number: 9982711
    Abstract: An adjustable ball joint with a locking member and a retaining cap. The locking member is rotationally fixed relative to the housing, and the retaining cap and locking member and configured to be rotationally fixed relative to each other. The retaining cap may include a protrusion that engages a detent in the housing that prevents rotation of the locking member. The housing may include multiple detents to allow for the locking member to have multiple configurations. Threaded fasteners may secure the locking member to the retaining cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ECC & Associates, LTD.
    Inventor: Arne Jay Henriksen
  • Patent number: 9945262
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a position of a bearing compartment in a gas turbine during disassembly of a low-pressure turbine of the gas turbine engine includes a forward annular shaft defining an engine centerline axis. The system includes a ring radially inward from and engaged with an inner diameter surface of the forward annular shaft. An aft annular shaft is radially inward from the forward annular shaft and aft of the ring. The ring is connected to a forward end of the aft annular shaft for common rotation therewith. The ring retains the aft annular shaft during disassembly. The system includes a stack nut axially held between an aft facing shoulder of the forward annular stub shaft and a forward facing surface of the ring to retain the stack nut during disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul R. Hanrahan, George E. Allen, Christopher M. Juh
  • Patent number: 9933005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a retained member configured to prevent centrifugal force from disassociating a retaining ring provided with lugs from a groove located on a rotatable shaft when securing the retained member to the rotatable shaft and rotating with the shaft. The retained member includes a substantially annular portion and a retention lip provided with a cutout portion. The substantially annular portion defines an opening sized to receive the rotatable shaft so that the retained member is rotatable with the shaft. The cutout portion is configured to accommodate the lugs when in an installing position as the retained member is snap fit into the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AB
    Inventor: Michael E. Kahl
  • Patent number: 9901370
    Abstract: A tube insertion device which inserts a tube into a line path to perform an operation has an elongated hollow tube, an end effector connected to a front end of the tube such that the direction of the end effector is changed with respect to the tube, a plurality of wires connected to the end effector and extended into the tube and a tension controller controlling tensions of the plurality of wires. The tension controller controls tensions of a pair of wires facing each other in the opposite directions, in order to change the direction of the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Keri Kim, Sung Chul Kang, Soojun Lee, Woosub Lee, Sangmyung Kim, Suhyeon Gim
  • Patent number: 9896821
    Abstract: A bucket attachment for an excavator including a single bucket having a base, a right side wall, a left side wall, a right guide wing, a left guide wing, and a rear wall. A rotatable crossbar is continuously disposed from a first aperture disposed in the right guide wing to a second aperture disposed in the left guide wing. A pair of inverted V-shaped mounting cleats is disposed on an exterior surface of the rear wall adjacent a top edge. A pivotable frame is attached to the crossbar, and a return spring is disposed around the crossbar and attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Douglas G. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 9638456
    Abstract: A generator assembly for mounting to a container. The generator assembly includes a container frame having a top casting and a receiver bracket. The generator assembly includes a frame, a generator coupled to the frame, a clamp mounting system including a first clamp coupled to the frame and configured to be coupled to the top casting, and a pin mounting system including a first bracket coupled to the frame and configured to be coupled to the receiver bracket. The generator assembly is such that one of the first clamp and the first bracket is repositionable on the frame to avoid interference with the container when the other of the first clamp and the first bracket is coupled to the corresponding one of the top casting and the receiver bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: THERMO KING CORPORATION
    Inventors: David J. Renken, Bernard W. Benson, Tom J. Niemi
  • Patent number: 9494041
    Abstract: In a part-fastening structure, one of respective threads of a first nut member for fastening a first part and a second nut member for fastening a second part, is a right-hand thread, and the other is a left-hand thread. The members are connected together by a connecting member against relative rotation. Thus, rotation of the first member in its loosening direction acts in a direction of fastening the second member via the connecting member, and rotation of the second member in its loosening direction acts in a direction of fastening the first member via the connecting member, so that looseness of both the members is prevented, while reducing the number of locking parts to minimize an increase in an axial dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Fukutani, Kenichi Senda
  • Patent number: 9408720
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant inserter is provided with removable jaws. The jaws are connected to handles of the inserter by retainers. Each retainer includes a shaft and a latch. The shaft is configured to be received within mounting bores of a jaw and the associated handle. The latch is connected to the shaft and movable between a release configuration and a retaining configuration. In the release configuration, the shaft is removable from the mounting bores and the jaw is thereby removable from the associated handle. In the retaining configuration, the shaft is secured within the mounting bores and the jaw is thereby secured to the associated handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Krebs, Jody L. Claypool, John Dockstader, Jeff Blaylock
  • Patent number: 9364222
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a surgical instrument which includes a housing and an endoscopic portion extending distally from the housing and defining a first longitudinal axis. The surgical instrument also includes an end effector disposed adjacent a distal portion of the endoscopic portion. The end effector includes an anvil assembly and a cartridge assembly. The anvil assembly is pivotally coupled to the cartridge assembly to be movable from a first actuation position to at least one other second actuation position. The surgical instrument further includes a firing rod having a shaft defining a second longitudinal axis, the shaft having a cam member which is in mechanical cooperation with the anvil assembly and is configured to move the anvil assembly from the first actuation position to the at least one other second actuation position upon rotation of the firing rod about the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Zemlok, David C. Racenet
  • Patent number: 9296100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handle for a hand-operated striking tool including a body having a striking end corresponding to a terminal area. The handle also includes a connection system configured to surround the terminal area of the body at a distance so as to define a space between the connection system and body. The connection system includes at least one access hole to the body on each front surface in the terminal area of the body. At least two securing members are configured to be inserted in the holes of the connection system and to mechanically connect a striking head to the body in an orthogonal direction to the striking head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FISKARS FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Frédéric Gilbert Descombes, Chris Thelisson, Serge Gouverneur
  • Patent number: 9097274
    Abstract: A set of screws with function of screwdriver each comprises a circular head with a torque slot across the top thereof. The torque slot has two opposite semi-moon shaped sides, a curved bottom, and a width about the same as the height of the circular head. One of the screws acts as the fastener, and another one of the screws acts as the screwdriver by that the circular head of the screwdriver is inserted to the torque slot, and the screw body thereof is perpendicular to the fastener to form an arm for being exerted a force to the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Chi Tien Lin
  • Patent number: 9074693
    Abstract: An actuator mounting system is provided. The actuator mounting system includes a flow body and an actuator configured to be coupled to the flow body. The flow body includes a plurality of mounting points and the actuator is configured to be coupled to the flow body in a plurality of predetermined positions via the plurality of mounting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew David Simpson, Michael Edward Sandy
  • Patent number: 9074619
    Abstract: A terminal support device mounting structure has a terminal support device and a bracket. The bracket has an opening, a mounting hole, a thick portion, and an engagement portion. The thick portion is located around the opening and the mounting hole. The engagement portion is provided to extend from the thick portion in an axial line direction X. The terminal support device has a socket. The socket has a mounted portion having an introduction portion and a sliding contact portion, a pair of flanges, a flexible portion having a pawl and an arm, and a rotation restriction portion. The pawl is engaged with the engagement portion during rotation. The arm supports the pawl such that the pawl can be engaged with the engagement portion. The rotation restriction portion restricts rotation of the socket after rotation causes the pawl to pass over the engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: HI-LEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akitomo Yamauchi, Hiroshi Sonobe
  • Publication number: 20150125200
    Abstract: A housing with a self-mounting feature is provided. The housing includes a base that is configured to define a hook that cooperates with a back side of a panel and a first edge of an opening of the panel to secure the housing to a front side of the panel. The housing further includes a retainer that is operable to an un-engaged position and an engaged position. The retainer is configured to define a blocker portion that cooperates with a second edge of the opening to keep the hook adjacent to the first edge when the retainer is in the engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: LEON E. GARAY, ALDO RICARDO ALVIDREZ, JESUS R. MORALES
  • 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: 9004568
    Abstract: In a cowling fastening structure (1) for fastening a first cowling member (2) and a second cowling member (3) to each other by using a clip (30), the two cowling members are provided with opposing walls (13, 21) having a mutually aligned through holes (15, 26) formed therein, the clip is provided with a first member (31) and a second member (32) joined by a hinge (33). A free end of the first member formed with an engagement hole (39) is passed through the through holes, and a free end of the second member formed with an engagement claw (44) is passed around the opposing walls so as to engage the engagement claw with the engagement hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Nifco Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Inoue, Yotaro Abe, Hajime Naoi
  • Patent number: 8956069
    Abstract: A connector includes a first portion having a shank defining an axis and a pair of flanges defining a receiving space therebetween, the pair of flanges extending from the shank substantially perpendicular to the axis. A second portion of the connector is movable relative to the first portion along the axis between a first position and a second position corresponding to a first configuration and a second configuration of the connector. The second portion includes at least one lobe that does not extend into the receiving space between the pair of flanges of the first portion when the connector is in the first configuration. The at least one lobe extends into the receiving space between the pair of flanges of the first portion when the connector is in the second configuration. The connector can be part of a mounting arrangement for mounting a component to a bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Regine Kraft
  • Publication number: 20150030383
    Abstract: There is provided an outrigger connection locking device used in a crane apparatus including a boom, a swivel base that supports the boom so as to be raised and lowered, a carrier frame on which the swivel base is mounted, and an outrigger removably mounted to the carrier frame. The outrigger locking device includes: a connection pin that can be inserted into a carrier frame hole formed in the carrier frame and into an outrigger hole formed in the outrigger; a telescopic cylinder that performs a telescopic motion that allows the connection pin to move to a location in which the connection pin is inserted into the carrier frame hole and the outrigger hole; a connection locking unit that restricts the connection pin inserted into the carrier frame hole and the outrigger hole from moving; and a remote operation mechanism for connection locking that can operate the connection locking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Homurako UKEZEKI
  • Publication number: 20140356059
    Abstract: A quick-coupler for coupling a tool, including a coupling mount for receiving a first locking part and a locking mount for receiving a second locking part, wherein a securing element, which can be actuated by a pressure medium, is associated with the coupling mount for capturing and/or securing the first locking part in the coupling mount and a locking element, which can be actuated by a pressure medium, is associated with the locking mount for locking the second locking part in the locking mount. The securing element of the coupling mount can likewise be actuated by the pressure circuit for actuating the locking element of the locking mount, with the securing element being connected to the pressure circuit via a switching valve which is controllable by a sensor arranged at the coupling mount for detecting the locking part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: KINSHOFER GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Friedrich
  • Patent number: 8814459
    Abstract: An adaptor kit or system for use with conventional can light fixtures to adapt the can light fixture for use as a hanger assembly for auxiliary fixtures such as a hanging lamp, a flush-mounted lamp, or the like includes a stem member received within a stem-receiver. The stem-member includes a plurality of axial spaced detent positions and the stem-receiver includes a resilient spring clip the yieldable engages a one of the available detent position. Application of a sufficient axial force causes the spring clip to disengage with a current detent and re-engage with another detent to allow controlled extension thereof by an installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Arthur J. Berge
  • Patent number: 8747014
    Abstract: An assembly comprises a shaft defining a longitudinal axis, a first component supported on the shaft, a second component supported on the shaft, and an isolator positioned between the first component and the second component. The second component configured such that the second component induces a force having a component parallel to the axis of the shaft. The force component parallel to the axis of the shaft induced by the second component is transferred directly to the shaft by the isolator and is isolated from the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: James Raszkowski, James Redelman
  • Patent number: 8727655
    Abstract: Devices for safely locking collapsible furniture in a fixed configuration. In particular, locks for collapsible furniture which are automatically engaged and require multiple affirmative steps to unlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Atico International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Chin Lu, Guo Biao Qiu, Shang Jen Liu, Tung Yang Chen
  • Publication number: 20140112712
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a case fastening device, which is applied to a case. The switching member and the plate member are respectively pivotally coupled to two ends of the base by a first pivotal element and a second pivotal element, and rotatable above the base. Two ends of the metallic buckle are respectively snap-fitted to the switching member and the plate member. The bayonets are fixed on the plate member. While the user presses down the switching member, the metallic buckle actuates the plate member to rotate above the base, and let the bayonets be inserted into the second through-hole of the base and the first through-hole of the case, whereby the bayonets are mounted to the case. While the user lifts up the switching member, the bayonets are withdrawn from the first through-hole and the second through-hole, whereby the bayonets are dismounted from the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: NZXT Corporation
    Inventor: Johnny HOU
  • Publication number: 20140084771
    Abstract: A movable fixing structure is used for causing the first casing to be combined with or detached from the second casing along a first axial direction. The movable fixing structure includes a blocking component, a locating element and a limiting element. The blocking component is movably disposed on the first casing along a second axial direction. The blocking component is used for moving between a first position and a second position. The locating element has a first locating portion and a second locating portion. The locating element is disposed on the first casing and is used for moving between a third and a fourth position along a third axial direction. The limiting element is disposed on the second casing and is used for interfering with the second locating portion on the first axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chien-Hung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140076208
    Abstract: A lockbox for attaching to a surface including a housing, a lid that is selectively coupled to the housing and includes a lid lock that is arranged to selectively maintain the lid coupled to the housing and to inhibit removal therefrom. An anchoring mechanism is positioned at least partially within the housing and is moveable between an engaged position in which the lockbox is attached to the surface and a disengaged position in which the lockbox is removable from the surface. The anchoring mechanism includes an anchoring mechanism lock which inhibits movement between the engaged position and the disengaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Flambeau, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Schulz, David Scott Jamison
  • Patent number: 8671612
    Abstract: A quick release locking assembly includes at least one lock conduit having a lock conduit interior, at least one release conduit having a release conduit interior and a lock spring having at least one spring arm communicating with the lock conduit interior of the lock conduit and the release conduit interior of the release conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony E. Swisher
  • Publication number: 20140034695
    Abstract: A removable blocking device for preventing disengagement of an upright leg from a base member of the load carrier. The base member can have a receiving passage in which the upright leg reciprocates. The removable blocking device can include an interference portion releasably couplable to a lower distal end of the upright leg, the interference portion can have a dimension that is greater than a corresponding dimension of the lower opening to the receiving passage. The interference portion can have an abutment surface configured to blockingly engage the base member proximate the lower opening to the receiving passage. A lock contained at least partially within the removable blocking device, the lock being transitional between a locked configuration in which the removable blocking device is locked to the upright leg and an unlocked configuration in which the removable blocking device is released from the upright leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Thule Sweden AB
    Inventor: Steven Robert Perry