Side Slide: Elongated Co-linear Members Patents (Class 403/331)
  • Patent number: 10527104
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a coupler system for coupling a top drive and a tool, including a drive member of the top drive configured to transfer torque. The drive member having a housing with a bore therethrough and a window formed substantially laterally through the housing. An adapter of the tool is configured to be inserted through the window of the housing. In another embodiment, a method for coupling a top drive to a tool includes moving, the tool adjacent to the top drive, the tool including an adapter and the top drive including a housing having a window formed therethrough. The method also includes aligning the adapter with the window and inserting the adapter substantially laterally into the window of the housing, thereby longitudinally and torsionally coupling the top drive and the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Martin Liess
  • Patent number: 10487880
    Abstract: A multi-section drive shaft transmission section with threading about an exterior surface, and a spline gear section extending into a clutch assembly with similar threading about a portion of an exterior surface. Between the transmission and the spline sections is a coupling section, with mating surfaces complimentary to respective mating surfaces located on the spline gear and transmission sections. The mating surfaces are designed to let the coupling either slide out of place, or to be removed by sliding the spline gear section further into the pilot bushing. The coupling, spline gear and transmission sections are secured in place with an anodized threaded sleeve. The transmission coupling, and spline gear sections make up a portion of a vehicle drive train. The coupling section can be slidably removed allowing the spline gear section to slide out of the pilot bushing and over a tab or tongue of the transmission section, which enables the clutch assembly to be removed from the drive train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Stack
  • Patent number: 10233654
    Abstract: This invention relates to an assembly type floor panel that is easy to assemble, dismantle, and maintain, and that closely and nonadhesively contacts an underlying floor. The floor panel is composed of a base panel of elastic material, e.g., calcium carbonate, a stiffer panel on the upper side of the base panel and a sliding protective sheet on the bottom side of the base panel. Adjacent panels are joined by the cooperation of a projection and groove along an edge of one panel with a projection and groove along an edge of an adjacent panel. By virtue of the elasticity of the base panel and the protective sheet, the floor panel can closely contact an underlying floor, accommodate uneveness in the underlying floor, and conduct heat from the underlying floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hanssem Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10221920
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automobile reducer including a worm shaft bearing including an inner race coupled to an end of a worm shaft, which meshes with a worm wheel, an outer race coupled to an inner surface of a gear housing, and a ball coupled between the inner race and the outer race; a motor boss having a coupling hole formed on one side, a motor shaft of a motor being inserted into the coupling hole, and an insertion hole formed on the other side, the worm shaft being inserted into the insertion hole; and a damping member coupled between a side surface of the inner race and a side surface of the motor boss and elastically supported in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hyun Bi Kwon
  • Patent number: 9856899
    Abstract: A fastening element for fastening lining parts has a fastening section for attachment of a lining part thereto, and a locking section adapted to lock with a carrier for the fastening element. The locking section includes at least one locking tab. The locking tab has a release tab provided thereon for engagement by a tool for shifting the locking lab to a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ITW FASTENER PRODUCTS GMBH
    Inventors: Michel Kuhm, Emmanuel Ouine
  • Patent number: 9515599
    Abstract: A photovoltaic mounting rail that includes an elongate bottom wall, a mounting support, an outer sidewall and one or more electronic components. The mounting support extends upwardly from the bottom wall to a top wall and extends between the first and second ends of the rail. The outer sidewall extends upwardly from the bottom wall to a distal edge and also extends between the first and second ends of the bottom wall. The outer sidewall is spaced apart from the mounting support and defines a service channel between the outer sidewall and the mounting support. The rail is adapted for attachment of a photovoltaic panel with electronic devices to the top wall of the mounting support and the connection of the electronic devices to electronic components located within the service channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LUMOS LSX, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Franklin, Christopher Klinga, Brian Rafferty
  • Patent number: 9399830
    Abstract: A coupling device for positioning elements for warp yarns, comprising a male coupling part (1) with a head (8) which, when elastically deformed, can be introduced into a female coupling part (11) via a passage (13) and assumes a larger transverse dimension beyond said passage, so that the head is detained there and the coupling parts (1), (11) are coupled. Beyond this passage (13), the female coupling part (11) comprises an axially displaceable uncoupling body (16) with an opening (17), so that the head can be introduced into this opening (17) and be deformed in the process to such an extent that it can be introduced into the passage (13) in order to uncouple the coupling parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
    Inventors: Bram Vanderjeugt, Frederik De Medts, Hannes Christiaen
  • Patent number: 9089106
    Abstract: An improved livestock stanchion including a plurality of forked vertical posts fixed between a substantially horizontal base rail and a horizontal rail to form a co-planar frame having at least one livestock opening. The horizontal rail can be serpentine in form to reduce the likelihood of head, horn or ear strikes as the animal's head enters a livestock opening. A locking bar rests in at least one releaseable support yoke mounted to the frame to allow easy installation and removal of a locking bar and its appurtenances. An end lap between adjacent locking bars provides for a strong releaseable couple. An offset pivot member and an offset latch pin of a pivoting restraining stanchion provide early engagement of a latch pin to a latching mechanism such as a pair of opposing latch dogs mounted on a locking bar above the horizontal rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: John DaSilveira
  • Patent number: 8974139
    Abstract: A connector having a first interlocking member, a second interlocking member, and wherein the second interlocking member is structured to matingly engage the first interlocking member in a female/male connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory M Saul
  • Patent number: 8925874
    Abstract: An anti-tamper device in the form of a collar fitted about a housing is provided. The ends of the collar are formed into lock tabs, one of which is formed into a U-shaped portion, or V-shaped portion, to permit capture of the end of the other lock tab. Movement of the captured tab is prevented to resist tampering with the housing. Embodiment of the invention find application, in particular, to a housing for a bell at a railroad level crossing, and prevents loss of the bell due to vandalism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Louis Crain
  • Patent number: 8925227
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display backplane and an LCD device. The display backplane comprises multiple supporting brackets and a connecting slot, wherein, the connecting slot comprises a sliding slot and a protruding platform, and the protruding platform is sliding held in the sliding slot, and at least two of the brackets can rotate relatively about a first rotation axis perpendicular to the plane of the display backplane. After rotation, the display backplane formed by the brackets is smaller in volume such that it can reduce the volume occupied by the packing and shipping during transportation process of the display backplane in order to reduce the packing and shipping cost during transportation process of the display backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yi-cheng Kuo, Yu-chun Hsiao, Chengwen Que, Pangling Zhang, Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 8801324
    Abstract: A device which can slide up and down on a chain or cable, can be loosened to attach to the chain or cable, but does not have any parts that come free when the part is loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, L.L.C
    Inventor: James Kempf
  • Publication number: 20140055875
    Abstract: Provided herein are solar collectors having reflective sheets which are slidably insertable and/or removable for quick installation, construction, removal, repair, and/or replacement. Also provided are solar collectors having reflective sheets under tension. Further provided are methods for constructing solar collectors. In another aspect, provided herein are guide rails for guiding and/or retaining slidably removable reflective sheets and holding the reflective sheets in a prescribed shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Randall C. GEE, Scott AUDETTE, Randolph Carl BROST, Adrian L. FARR, Robert HAWKINS, David WHITE, Shannon THOMSON
  • Patent number: 8573880
    Abstract: A fitting suite for connecting a first board and a second board includes a wedge and at least one fitting. The fitting has a locking pin coupled with the first board and a fitting head spaced from the first board. The wedge has a mounting coupled with the second board and a fork spaced from the second board. The fork is detachably secured with the fitting. Thus, the fitting head is clamped by the fork and the second board, and the fork is clamped by the fitting head and the first board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Johnson Chen
  • Patent number: 8522769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to outdoor grill accessories, and more particularly, a foldable worktable attachment for an outdoor grill that includes a large table area that is interconnected to a lower shelf by two sets of foldable legs. When in an erect position, the table provides ample space for preparing foods and the like, but when in a collapsed position, the table lies flush against one of the sides of the grill housing, thus, enclosing the lower shelf and supporting legs that are folded and stored between the table and a recessed area included in the grill housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Grill Company, LLC
    Inventors: John Ducate, Jr., Sond-Kae (Robin) Ho
  • Patent number: 8454262
    Abstract: A two-piece connector for connecting two pieces of corrugated material. A first connector piece configured to connect to a first piece of corrugated material includes a flange connected to a first connecting mechanism. A second connector piece configured to connect to a second piece of corrugated material includes a second connecting mechanism configured to cooperate with the first connecting mechanism of the first connector piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Norman
  • Patent number: 8429871
    Abstract: An affordable, sustainable building, comprising substantially entirely mass-produced, prefabricated constituent parts manufactured off-site, the prefabricated constituent parts comprising a foundation, a frame module comprising a plurality of frames, wherein the frame module is secured to the foundation, a reversible connector to connect the plurality of frames to form the frame module, a wall panel configured to be mounted onto the frame module, a floor panel configured to be mounted onto the frame module, and a ceiling panel configured to be mounted on to the frame module. Each constituent part forms part of a library of parts from which the constituent parts are selected. The constituent parts are preferably made in standardized sizes to facilitate efficient mass production. The constituent parts are predominantly made of recyclable material so as to be environmentally friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventors: Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdottir, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson
  • Patent number: 8333529
    Abstract: A fastener (10) is adapted to releasably fix a first element (12) and a second element (14). The fastener (10) includes a channel (22) having a plurality of spaced lockers (28). The lockers (28) are movable into the channel (22). The fastener (10) also has a locking tongue (30), having a plurality of spaced blockers (32). The tongue (30) is movable within the channel (22) between a locked position in which the blockers (32) prevent movement of the lockers (28) into the channel (22) and an unlocked position in which the lockers (28) are not prevented from moving into the channel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Telezygology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee David Blattmann, Geoffrey David Sizer
  • Publication number: 20120275849
    Abstract: A fixing device includes a frame, a positioning member, and a fixing member. A first side end of a expansion card is fixed to a first side of the frame. The positioning member is mounted to a second side of the frame opposite to the first side and capable of sliding toward the first side of the frame. A number of cutouts are longitudinally defined in the second side of the frame. A receiving space is defined in a side of the positioning member for fixing a second end of the expansion card. The fixing member is mounted to the positioning member and selectively fixed to a corresponding cutout of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIA-QI FU, HAI-CHEN ZHOU, LIN-REN GU
  • Publication number: 20120207540
    Abstract: A locking device is disclosed, such as for head restraint of a vehicle seat. The head restraint has a first subsection that may be displaced from a first position in a direction of displacement into a comfort position. Relative movement of a second subsection relative to the first subsection and/or relative to a third subsection is provided about a rotational axis substantially parallel to the direction of displacement. A blocking device and a sliding device are arranged between the first and second subsections and/or between the second and third subsections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Johnson Control Technology Company
    Inventor: Adreas Schmitz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8146227
    Abstract: A mobile platform is provided. The mobile platform includes a interior overhead structure and at least one compartment rotatably coupled to the interior overhead structure. The compartment is rotatable into an opened position and a closed position. The mobile platform further includes a pivot system coupled to the interior overhead structure and the compartment to enable the compartment to rotate into the opened position and the closed position. The pivot system comprises a first fitting that defines a raceway and a second fitting that defines a hub and a guide. The hub of the second fitting is for engagement with the raceway and the guide directs the first fitting into the second fitting to couple the first fitting to the second fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chad D. Schmitz, Michael S. Haynes, Nelson J. Jeyarajah, Michael J. Malkinson, Christopher S. Pugh
  • 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: 8096520
    Abstract: An array of U-shaped flanged brackets and flange tipped posts attached to a supporting surface providing a mechanical connection with an object that is provided with corresponding posts and brackets. The brackets and posts can include electrical contacts or fiber optic contacts for transferring power or signals between connected objects. Various objects can be mounted on the array of brackets and posts to provide positioning flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventors: Cheryl L. Sohn, Douglas C. Sohn
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7922415
    Abstract: A fastener (10) is adapted to releasably fix a first element (12) and a second element (14). The fastener (10) includes a channel (22) having a plurality of spaced lockers (28). The lockers (28) are movable into the channel (22). The fastener (10) also has a locking tongue (30), having a plurality of spaced blockers (32). The tongue (30) is movable within the channel (22) between a locked position in which the blockers (32) prevent movement of the lockers (28) into the channel (22) and an unlocked position in which the lockers (28) are not prevented from moving into the channel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Telezygology Inc.
    Inventors: Dickory Rudduck, Lee David Blattmann, Geoffrey David Sizer
  • Patent number: 7913470
    Abstract: An insulating strip is configured to support two profiles or frames in a spaced relationship. The insulating strip includes a body extending in a longitudinal direction and has at least first and second longitudinal edges. The longitudinal edges are configured to be connected with the respective frames or profiles in a shear-resistant manner. Openings penetrate through one or more walls of the body and one or more struts separate the openings from each other in the longitudinal direction of the body. The body further comprises at least one attachment structure configured to retain a covering profile configured to cover the openings. The covering profile may be integral with the insulating strip body or may be a separate part. A composite structural unit comprises two frames supported in a spaced relationship by such an insulating strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Technoform Caprano und Brunnhofer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thorsten Siodla, Erwin Brunnhofer
  • Patent number: 7909530
    Abstract: A technique to extensively increase the efficiency of the construction of large-size wooden building and to effectively use the loading space when materials for construction are transported fixes a basic hardware on a lateral surface of a longitudinal member with a subsidiary hardware on an end surface of a lateral member. The basic hardware has an upper tapered portion and a lower receiving portion and is affixed to the longitudinal member. The subsidiary hardware is affixed to the lateral member and has a lower tapered portion and an upper receiving portion that engage with the upper tapered portion and the lower receiving portion, respectively, of the basic hardware to join the longitudinal member and the lateral member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Grandform Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenho Okura
  • Patent number: 7887250
    Abstract: A joint structure for aluminum windows which includes a first vertical frame having a first side provided with two joint members, and a sliding guide arranged at a center of the first side and between the first joint members, a second vertical frame having a first side provided with two second joint members, and a sliding guide arranged at a center of the first side and between the two second joint members, and a joint plate having two sides each provided with two joint members and a sliding rail between the two joint members, the joint members of the joint plate being adapted to engage with the joint members of the vertical frames, the sliding rail being adapted to engage with the sliding guide, the joint plate having two ends each provided with an accommodating groove, and a leak proof rubber fitted in the accommodating groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Inventor: Ching-Hai Wang
  • Patent number: 7886492
    Abstract: A pole system comprises a shaft that includes tracks for mounting luminaires, street signs, bicycle racks, decorative signage, banners, traffic signals, pedestrian signals, or other items. In one embodiment, a pole system includes a shaft with two or more vertical tracks. Each track may have a dovetail shape and may be configured to receive mounting nuts for mounting items to the shaft. One or more vertical raceways separate from a center opening of the shaft may also be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Rick M. Kelly, David A. Baum
  • Patent number: 7816888
    Abstract: A battery pack with a device for locking said battery pack to a cordless power tool has a guide configured to guide the battery pack in a predetermined movement direction as it moves between a locking position in which it is locked to the cordless power tool and a removal position in which it is removed from the cordless power tool, the guide has a break in at least one location between the locking position and removal position, and at said location a force acting on the battery pack moves the battery pack into a safety position offset from the guide, in which the battery pack is prevented from moving further along the guide into the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcin Rejman, Wolf Matthias
  • Patent number: 7770347
    Abstract: A building frame has multiple bars and two brace assemblies. Each bar is a straight rectangular bar and has a top surface and bottom surface and two mounting surfaces. The mounting surfaces may be indented surface respectively formed in the top and bottom surfaces of the bar. The brace assemblies are parallel with each other and each brace assembly has a primary brace and a secondary brace leant against the primary brace. The primary and secondary braces both have multiple mounting recesses being separately formed therein. Each mounting recess on the primary brace aligns with one mounting recess of the secondary brace. The mounting recesses of the primary brace and secondary brace correspond to and are engaged respectively the mounting surface of the top and bottom surfaces of one bar when the primary and secondary are alternatively moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Rong-Jun Huang
  • Patent number: 7658044
    Abstract: Currently, piping tapes are used as elastic masking elements of joints between lateral panels in an aircraft. According to one embodiment, a gap covering for cabin panels in an aircraft is provided, where the gap covering comprises a flexible cover region that is arranged between the cabin panels and finishes off so as to be substantially flush with surfaces of the panels. In this way, a lightweight economical gap covering which covers gaps in an effective and attractive manner and provides protection against injury is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Ingo Roth
  • Patent number: 7634875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounting system consisting of aluminum profiles (1, 11) in which threaded sliding blocks (14) inserted in the profiles are used, in particular, for fastening to solar modules and roof supports. The mounting system comprises at least two spaced apart profiled mounting rails (1) respectively with a support (2) limiting the profile height (7) and a connection (3) below the support (2) for the roof mounting. Threaded sliding blocks (14) are inserted in a form-fitting manner in each profiled mounting rail (1) for fastening the connection with the solar modules and the roof mounts. The profiled mounting rail has additional connecting profiles (4, 5, 6), arranged on the side or on the side and bottom, for engagement with complementary connecting profiles (8, 9, 10) of a profiled connecting rail (11). The profiled mounting rail (1) can be extended by sliding shaped pieces (13) with the profile of the profiled mounting rail (1) onto the profiled connecting rail (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Conergy AG
    Inventor: Gido Genschorek
  • Publication number: 20090245933
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a first body, a second body slidably moveable with respect to the first body such that the first body is moved between a closed position and an open position, a connector electrically connecting the first body to the second body, and a slide module connecting the first body to the second body to allow the second body to move with respect to the first body between the closed position and the open position is provided. The slide module includes a cover unit to prevent exposure of the connector when the first body is in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Chang-Yong Jang
  • Publication number: 20090180829
    Abstract: A battery pack with a device for locking said battery pack to a cordless power tool has a guide configured to guide the battery pack in a predetermined movement direction as it moves between a locking position in which it is locked to the cordless power tool and a removal position in which it is removed from the cordless power tool, the guide has a break in at least one location between the locking position and removal position, and at said location a force acting on the battery pack moves the battery pack into a safety position offset from the guide, in which the battery pack is prevented from moving further along the guide into the removal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Marcin REJMAN, Wolf MATTHIAS
  • Publication number: 20090139772
    Abstract: To provide a diametrically expanded groove cutting apparatus capable of simultaneously cutting a plurality of diametrically expanded annular grooves on an inner peripheral wall of an anchor prepared hole for planting an anchor bar therein, and to provide an expandable mechanism used in the diametrically expanded groove cutting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Myanaga
    Inventor: Masaaki Miyanaga
  • Patent number: 7534065
    Abstract: A device for locking, an electrical device to an accessory part has a guide configured to guide the accessory part in a predetermined movement direction as it moves between a locking position in which it is locked the electrical device and a removal position in which it is removed from the electrical device, the guide having a break in at least one location between the locking position and removal position, and at the location a force acting on the accessory part moves the accessory part into a safety position in which the accessory part is prevented from moving further along the guide into the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marcin Rejman, Wolf Matthias
  • Publication number: 20090028631
    Abstract: A suspension connection means that allows fast disconnection includes a connecting base and a connecting portion; the connection base is connected to a cantilever; and the connecting portion is connected to a back of a screen; two sliders on the connecting portion are placed in a slide; a locking plate from the connecting portion slides into a channel on the connecting base; and the screen connected to the connecting portion is removed from the cantilever by pushing a press portion to clear the locking plate out of the channel for removing the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Min-Lon Chuang
  • Patent number: 7465157
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compact eccentric screw pump including a sliding articulation. The long-lasting operation of the pump is ensured by a plurality of functions. According to the invention, both the reaction pressure resulting from the transport pressure and the concomitant phenomena emerging from the eccentrically rotating rotor and acting on the articulation and the drive are approximately equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Netzsch-Mohnopumpen GmbH
    Inventor: Helmuth Weber
  • Publication number: 20080131196
    Abstract: A slide module includes a first slide member configured to slide upwardly and downwardly, a second slide member slidably mounted to the first slide member, and an elastic force unit disposed between the first slide member and the second slide member, and having an elastic member mounted between a first rod and a support member, and between a second rod and the support member, wherein an elastic force is generated when the first slide member is slid upwardly and downwardly with respect to the second slide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Chang-Yong Jang
  • Patent number: 7350829
    Abstract: A connection system comprising first and second fluid-conducting components, each of which includes a connection face with a fluid port and at least one slot arrangement comprising first and second substantially parallel slots. The slots each include an aperture and first and second tapered surfaces. The system further includes a connector comprising a coupling element with a support and first and second coupling members which extend in substantially parallel relation therefrom, and a slide element moveable between a first, unlocked position in which the connector is movable relative to the fluid-conducting components and a second, locked position in which the slide element engages the fluid-conducting components. The coupling members each include first and second tapered cam surfaces, and first and second cam surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Parker Hannifin plc
    Inventors: Anthony S. Dyal, Paul J. Mawhinney
  • Patent number: 7137429
    Abstract: A modular covering for architectural openings includes a peripheral frame that supports a plurality of rotatable elements that might support strips or sheets of flexible material or rigid slats. The peripheral frame includes a drive system for rotating the members about their longitudinal axis and the members are mounted in the peripheral frame and joined to the drive system in a releasable manner so that they can be replaced. The covering elements supported by the rotatable members can therefore be easily replaced in the covering by replacing the pivotal member itself so as to allow for varied aesthetics and functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph G. Jelic
  • Patent number: 7093999
    Abstract: An Interlocking System utilizing upper and lower grooves along the edges of the base of an item to interlock with upper and lower grooves on other items. One item described is a dispenser using a spongy material to force a tape with labels upwardly to be withdrawn. Another item with upper and lower grooves is a storage box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Deborah J. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7063096
    Abstract: A side cover structure for a collapsible tent includes a fabric side cover that is vertically suspended between two post. Each post has inner and outer pole sections that are telescopically engaged. Each pole section has exterior longitudinal grooves. The fabric side cover has beads or flanges, sometimes referred to as keder-profile, which are slidably inserted into those longitudinal grooves for securing the cover in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Heinz Stoeckler
  • Patent number: 6981454
    Abstract: A shelving system having at least four posts with upper and lower traverses between the posts joined by dovetails on the posts and post connectors connecting the posts. A metal core forms the posts surrounded by plastic. A support post underlies at least one of the traverses having a metal interior portion and an exterior plastic with a foot at the base and an end cap distal from the foot for engaging the traverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Terry Burdick
  • Patent number: 6923109
    Abstract: A hollow cylinder has an opening at one end, and a push rod passes through the opening so that a coupling at one end of the push rod is in the cylinder. A piston is reciprocally movably in the cylinder, and a spring urges the piston into contact with the coupling. The opening includes a through groove configured to pass the coupling when the longitudinal axes of the cylinder and the push rod are normal and to prevent the coupling from coming out when the longitudinal axes of the cylinder and the push rod align. An insertion groove in the side surface of the cylinder is continuous with the through groove and is adapted for passing a rod portion in the inserting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Nabco, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Okuma
  • Patent number: 6886223
    Abstract: The invention provides a cord tying-up connecting device including a first component (1) having a groove. One end of first component (1) includes an insertion end for insertion of a heald into the groove, while the other end includes a cam for connection with second component (2). Second component (2) is formed by a hollow body including a bilaterally coincident cam which engages with the cam for first component (1). A third component (3) includes a through-with hole and a shoulder for engagement with second component (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Textilma AG
    Inventors: Jan Lemfeld, Vaclav Kubica
  • Publication number: 20040253051
    Abstract: A connecting device for first and second rods has a first profile provided on the first rod and a second profile provided on the second rod. The first and second profiles are joined in a connecting position along a partition line by being moved relative to one another in a direction of a degree of freedom predetermined by the first and second profiles. The first and second profiles are moved immediately before reaching the connecting position in the direction of the predetermined degree of freedom. The first and second profiles in the joined state define a cutout bridging the partition line. A locking bar matching the cross-section of the cutout is inserted into the cutout and provides a movability lock for locking a unit, formed of the first and second rods and the locking bar, in a locking direction opposite to the direction of the degree of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: ANTON HURTZ GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventor: Eckhard Napp
  • Publication number: 20040218972
    Abstract: A shaft coupler to connect two coaxial segments of a drive shaft. Each segment includes a tongue, which tongues complement each other to transmit torque and resist axial separation. A bearing surface on each tongue lies within the locking angle of their material so as to resist lateral separation of the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Weir Floway, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Paulin, Ross T. Gault