Interfitted Members Patents (Class 403/345)
  • Patent number: 10962041
    Abstract: A fastening arrangement may include a first component having an undercut groove, and a second component having a through opening. The second component may be couplable on the first component via a fastening device configured to be guided through the through opening and engage the undercut groove. The fastening device may have an axis oriented perpendicularly to the undercut groove. The fastening device may include a hammer head element and a holding element. The hammer head element and the holding element coupled thereto may be rotatable about the axis in an unrestricted manner when mounted on the second component. The hammer head element may have a plurality of orienting contours configured to set an orientation of the hammer head element relative to the undercut groove such that the hammer head element is dippable into the undercut groove independently of a rotary position of the hammer head element about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Gerrit Pies, Wolfgang Rixen
  • Patent number: 10481702
    Abstract: A non-limiting example information processing apparatus may be a game apparatus that includes an upper housing and a lower housing. The upper housing is provided with a first LCD. The lower housing is provided with a second LCD, and a cross button is provided in a left side of the second LCD and push buttons and a pointing stick are provided in a right side of the second LCD. The pointing stick is constituted with a cap, a holder, an operating body and a sensor board. The operating body to which the sensor board is adhesively fixed is secured, in a plane, to the holder, and the cap is joined to an operating stick of the operating body with the holder interposed therebetween. Then, the holder is fixed, in a linear manner, to the lower housing at one side, and a movement toward a rear side is regulated at a side not fixed to the lower housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Hirose, Kumpei Fujita
  • Patent number: 10205262
    Abstract: A connecting device for detachably connecting electrical connections, for example between a rechargeable battery and an electrical power tool or a rechargeable battery and a charging device. The connecting device includes a carrier unit and at least one receptacle connectable to the carrier unit. A receptacle as part of and for connection to a connecting device. A carrier unit as part of a connecting device and for accommodating at least one receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rene Richter, Thomas Thanner, Juliane Froeschke, Johannes Stempfhuber
  • Patent number: 9682464
    Abstract: A torque transmission driver is disclosed. The torque transmission driver has a drive axis and a main body with a first end portion and a second end portion, where the first end portion is adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generating source to the driver, and the second end portion is opposite the first end portion and has a key shape adapted to fit a recess in a fastener and has a protruding lead end having a taper between 10° and 30° and different in shape than the key shape with at least a portion of the protruding lead end initiating at the major dimension of the key shape. A torque transmission driver adapted to drive a small fasteners is also disclosed where the key shape is adapted to fit the recess of the small fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Infastech Intellectual Properties Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Richard W. Lukes, Brian Leuenberger
  • Patent number: 9540825
    Abstract: A floating floor system and a floor panel and method for use with the same that includes an improved mechanical interlock system. The mechanical interlock system allows laterally adjacent floor panels that are mechanically interlocked to slide relative to one another a predetermined distance in a longitudinal direction, while prohibiting relative translation in the vertical and transverse directions. In one embodiment, the predetermined distance eliminates the need for precision cuts during installation, thereby making installation fast and easy. In a further embodiment, the invention optimizes the floor panels (and floating floor system.) to balance ease of installation and horizontal locking strength between laterally adjacent floor panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: AFI Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Sunil Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 9296410
    Abstract: A steering device includes an upper shaft, a lower shaft, and a cover member having a large inner-diameter portion and a small inner-diameter portion, and a sealing member. A portion to be locked is formed close to the upper side of the lower shaft, the sealing member is locked and attached to the portion to be locked, the upper shaft and the lower shaft are slidably connected through the outer spline and the inner spline, and the cover member covers a connection portion connecting the upper shaft and the lower shaft. The upper end of the cover member is fixed to the upper side of the upper shaft. The sealing member is not in contact with the large inner-diameter portion of the cover member. The sealing member comes into contact with the inner circumferential surface of the small inner-diameter portion by reaching the small inner-diameter portion of the sealing member in the extension process of the upper shaft and the lower shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigetaka Isogai, Yasuyuki Shibusawa
  • Publication number: 20150147114
    Abstract: A structural joint includes a first member having a first base portion and a first leg portion. The structural joint further includes a second member having a second base portion and a second base portion. The first base portion and the second base portion are coupled together at an overlapping portion. The first leg portion and the second leg portion form a cavity for structurally coupling to a structural member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: JOHN R. MCCULLOUGH, DAVID GORDON CARLSON, JAMES DONN HETHCOCK, PAUL K. OLDROYD, CARL A. MAY
  • Patent number: 9036335
    Abstract: A lock mechanism includes a base, a constraining component, a recovering component, a bridging component and an actuating component. The constraining component contacts against a fix portion of an electronic component to constrain its movement. The recovering component includes a bar, a first inclined structure and a second inclined structure. The bar includes a first end and a second end. The first inclined structure is disposed on the first end to push the fix portion, and the second inclined structure is disposed on the second end. Two ends of the bridging component respectively connect to the constraining component and the actuating component. The actuating component movably pierces through a hole on the base to separate the constraining component from the fix portion via the bridging component, and the actuating component further pushes the second inclined structure, so as to drive the first inclined structure to outwardly move the fix portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Jyun-Shuo Liang, Hung-Li Chen
  • Publication number: 20150125182
    Abstract: A power transmitting device having a structure to allow a photoconductor to stably form a visible image on a printing medium. The power transmitting device interconnects a rotator and a drive motor, the drive motor generating drive power to drive the rotator. The power transmitting device includes at least one gear to be rotated upon receiving power from the drive motor, a rotating shaft having one end penetrating the gear and a coupler to interconnect the other end of the rotating shaft and the rotator. An outer diameter of the coupler, an outer diameter of the rotator and an outer diameter of the gear satisfy the following relation: 0.7D1<Dc<D2, where, D1: outer diameter of the rotator, D2: outer diameter of the gear and Dc: outer diameter of the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Bum WOO, Soo Yong Kim, Chang Yong Sung, Jae Il Yu
  • Patent number: 9023057
    Abstract: An impacting device for inserting, positioning and/or removing an implant and/or performing other impacting applications. The impacting device may have a head having at least one recess. The recess may have a insertion channel and a locking chamber. In one embodiment, the insertion channel and the locking chamber may be connected by an axial channel. The recess may pass through a lateral surface of the head so that the base surface may remain cohesive or unobstructed. A guide means, such as a guide rod, may be positioned though the recess so that the head may be moveable on the guide means and not disengage the guide means. A shaft having a handle may be attached to the head to assist a surgeon in moving the head on the guide means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Buttler, Patrick Streff
  • Publication number: 20150110549
    Abstract: Provided are a connector and a connection system for concrete barriers. The connector is configured to slip-fit into a gap between the concrete barriers, which have a lock that engages the concrete barriers. The connector includes a saddle member and a fork member. The saddle member includes a base to be disposed over the gap and partially atop the concrete barriers. The fork member extends below the base of the saddle member. The fork member includes an elongated base and legs that extend below the elongated base. The legs are to straddle the lock that engages the concrete barriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Esposito, Carlos A. Casal
  • Patent number: 9009928
    Abstract: A fastening device for connecting an attachment to a support part has a cover plate and side walls which are integrally formed on the cover plate and form a U-shaped profile. Mutually opposite edge wings and supporting cheeks supported on supporting edges are present on shaft arms. This results in a highly rigid, block-like construction of the fastening device which is highly resistant to very high pull-out forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Sven Binkert
  • Patent number: 8992111
    Abstract: A set of connectors connects buckets, such as five gallon, to each other, to the ground, to dimensional lumber and/or to pipe for the purpose of producing objects such as benches, stepstools, tables, sawhorses, shelters, platforms, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Primordial Soup, LLC
    Inventors: Tim Bachman, Matthew Vail Leyden, Christian Richard Trifilio, Jeff Waffensmith, Rod St. Michel
  • Publication number: 20150082729
    Abstract: The panel fastener has two components, each of which is mounted on an end piece of a wall panel and which are slid together to secure adjacent wall panels together. The two components have mating shapes that cause the components to move towards each other as components slide together in order to move and secure the pair of panels together in a tightened manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brion Gompper
  • Publication number: 20150078817
    Abstract: A resin parts coupling structure includes a first and second resin members, e.g., parts of a motorcycle body. The first member includes a first projected portion projected inwardly from an flat surface portion of the vehicle body. The second member includes a second projected portion engaged with and thereby coupled to the first projected portion. The first projected portion includes a hollow space formed between an inside surface of the first projected portion and the flat surface portion, an engagement hole communicating between the hollow space and the flat surface portion, and a first receiving portion disposed away from the engagement hole. The second projected portion includes a second receiving portion which contacts the first receiving portion, and a claw portion which extends outwardly of the second receiving portion and securely engages the engagement hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yohei YAMAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150075108
    Abstract: An extendable and retractable column which is formed from at least three linked sections or chains. The linked sections include a plurality of individual segments linked end to end. As the linked segments are extended, each of the individual segments of the linked chains engage individual segments of adjacent linked sections to form a column. As the linked sections are retracted, each of the individual segments of the linked sections disengage from the individual segment of the adjacent linked sections and the individual linked sections may be rolled up into a multi-sided form for compact storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David George Kensinger, Steven George Kensinger, Eric T. Ohme, Dale A. Ohme
  • Patent number: 8979048
    Abstract: An assembly includes an adapter portion configured for attachment to a rear surface of an electronic display device and a base portion configured to be mounted to a fixed structure in the cockpit of an aircraft. The adapter portion has a cylindrical barrel portion having a plurality of circumferentially disposed radially outwardly extending keys, a first radially inwardly extending recess corresponding to a landscape position of the display device and a second radially inwardly extending recess corresponding to a portrait position of the display device. The base portion includes an upper surface with a circular reception port formed therein for receiving the barrel portion of the adapter portion, and the reception port has a plurality of radially outwardly extending circumferentially disposed keyways formed therein for receiving the plurality of keys on the barrel portion of the adapter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Tschann, Kenneth J. Freeman
  • 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: 20150052883
    Abstract: A hydraulic power unit comprising a rear face and a front face spaced from one another includes an air inlet configured to receive air into the unit, and an air outlet configured to expel the air received into the unit. The hydraulic power unit further includes controls configured to provide a user interface. The controls and the air inlet are located on the front face, and the air outlet is located on the rear face. A coupler for a hydraulic power unit, configured to couple a drive shaft of the unit to a pump shaft of a hydraulic pump, includes a first aperture configured to receive the drive shaft, a second aperture configured to receive the pump shaft, and a hub configured to be received in a fan. The hub is configured to fixedly couple to the fan so that the fan is driven by the drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel WEST, Jeffery WEATHERILL
  • Publication number: 20150050080
    Abstract: A driving force transmission unit includes a first coupling, a second coupling, and a first rotary shaft. The first coupling includes a first contact portion and a hole, the inner circumferential surface of which has a rounded rectangular shape in cross section including a circular arc portion. The second coupling includes a second contact portion disposed at a position facing the first contact portion to contact the first contact portion along a direction of rotation of the second coupling. The first rotary shaft is connected to the first coupling and includes a shaft portion, an outer circumferential surface which has a rounded rectangular shape in cross section including a circular arc portion inserted into the hole of the first coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki MORITA, Takahiro KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20150040967
    Abstract: A system and apparatus are disclosed including PV modules having a frame allowing quick and easy assembling of the PV modules into a PV array in a sturdy and durable manner. In examples of the present technology, the PV modules may have a grooved frame where the groove is provided at an angle with respect to a planar surface of the modules. Various couplings may engage within the groove to assemble the PV modules into the PV array with a pivot-fit connection. Further examples of the present technology operate with PV modules having frames without grooves, or with PV modules where the frame is omitted altogether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jack Raymond West, Tyrus Hawkes Hudson, Nathaniel Coleman
  • Publication number: 20150037093
    Abstract: A shaft coupling assembly includes a shaft coupling element having a coupling wall defining a channel configured to receive a shaft end of a shaft. The channel includes a coupling interface configured to mate to a shaft interface defined by the shaft end. Each of the coupling interface and the shaft interface define a mating non-regular shape, which may be configured as one of an irregular polygon and a hybrid polygon including linear and non-linear sides. The shaft coupling element includes a fastener bore and a counterbore having an axial counterbore depth greater than an axial depth of the fastener bore. The shaft end inserted in the channel to an inserted depth greater than the fastener bore depth and less than the axial counterbore depth is displaceable into the counterbore such that the shaft end is not engaged with the coupling interface by the fastener bore receiving the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Knoth, Ricky L. Callender
  • Patent number: 8940215
    Abstract: A reduction of the multiple costs of manufacture, assembly use, and upkeep connected with the assembly of window frames on aircraft fuselages. To this end, the invention provides a particular shape for the frames connected to the fuselage skin according to a specific assembly method. The shape enables, among other things, the window frames to be fitted onto the skin by means of adhesion and also frames to be dispensed with between the fuselage and the window. In one embodiment, composite material window frame has a wall totally in the shape of a crown that is connected, through co-adhesion, to the inner surface of the fuselage skin, also made of composite material. The skin is cut into a window-receiving opening, and the frame has a T-shaped cross section, wherein the bar of the “T” that forms the crown includes two portions having substantially equal lengths “T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Jerome Milliere
  • Publication number: 20150021284
    Abstract: A hanging tray for use on a gaming table having a raised rail, a table top and a junction between the rail and the table top is described. The hanging tray includes a main tray, a vertical support section hingedly coupled to the main tray section and movable between a collapsed position and a deployed position. A rail section is hingedly coupled to the vertical support section and is movable between a collapsed position and a deployed position. An engagement member extends from the end of the rail section for engagement with the junction, anchoring the rail section over the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Eugene B. Ashley
  • Publication number: 20150016879
    Abstract: A fastening device for fastening a backplane includes an enclosure, a fastening member, and two slide members. The enclosure includes a bottom plate and a top plate. A stop element is formed on the bottom plate and abuts against a front surface of the backplane. Two engaging poles extend down from the top plate. The fastening member is fastened to a top of the backplane. The slide members are slidably connected to the fastening member. Two hooks are formed on rear sides of the slide members and extend toward opposite directions. The hooks engage with the engaging poles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD
    Inventors: XIAO-GANG YIN, JUN-HUI WANG
  • Publication number: 20150010349
    Abstract: An assembly structure for an assembly member includes a locking protrusion disposed in a protruding manner on a speedometer ring portion of a decorative ring and a locking portion formed in a meter case and configured to lock the locking protrusion. The locking protrusion includes a substantially quadrangular prismatic portion, which is disposed in a hanging manner from the speedometer ring portion, and a locking depression, which is formed by means of notching across two adjacent lateral faces of the substantially quadrangular prismatic portion. The locking portion includes a locking wall, which extends inward from an opening edge of a locking hole that is formed in the meter case, and a locking protruding part, which is disposed in a protruding manner on the locking wall and which engages with the locking depression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yasufumi MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20150010345
    Abstract: In a structure, which securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the plate-shaped member, each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface side of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members to enable fixing against coming off by engagement of the second engagement portion and the component. The projecting portions inhibit the mount members from moving so as not to come off the opening portion. Since the second engagement portion is formed from the multiple step portions engageable with the component, engagement with the component may be done even if plate thickness of the plate-shaped member varies, enabling fixing without backlash and improving versatility to the plate-shaped member having different plate thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takita, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20150007808
    Abstract: A glass-to-metal sealing device of a solar receiver has a metal collar and a glass cylinder to be sealed together. The glass cylinder is made of a borosilicate glass having a coefficient of thermal expansion within the range of [3.1, 3.5]·10?6° C.?1 in a temperature range of [50, 450]° C. The metal collar s made of an austenitic alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion in the range of [3.5, 6.0]·10?6° C.?1 in the temperature range of [50, 450]° C. The end portion of the metal collar is beveled so as to increase its mechanical flexibility and, further, the end portion of the metal collar is processed via a thermal treatment in order to establish a bond between the metal and the glass surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: ARCHIMEDE SOLAR ENERGY S.R.L.
    Inventors: Thomas Chiarappa, Claudio Raggi
  • Publication number: 20150010348
    Abstract: A structure securely attaches a component to an opening portion in a plate-shaped member without stripping or turning over the member. Each of a pair of mount members includes a first engagement portion engaged with a rear surface of the plate-shaped member and a second engagement portion engaged with the component. The component includes projecting portions to be fitted between the mount members, thus the component can be fixed against coming off by engagement of the second engagement portion and the component. The projecting portions inhibit the mount members engaged with the opening portion from moving, thereby preventing the mount members from coming off the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Kazuya Takita, Shoji Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20150003899
    Abstract: A component connection is provided. The component connection has a first component, at least a first male fixing element projecting from the first component, and a second component, the second component has at least a female fixing element, into which the male fixing element is fitted. At least the first component consists of a fiber-reinforced plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Carsten LANKENAU, Eva VIETZE, Johann VAN NIEKERK, Sebastian ZECH
  • Publication number: 20150004820
    Abstract: A system and method for releasably coupling a fluid dispenser to a structure. There is a push to connect-pull to disconnect connector system that has first and second mating connectors. A first connector is mounted to the dispenser and a second connector is mounted to the structure. The connector system accomplishes both mechanical and electrical interconnection between the dispenser and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Fishman Corporation
    Inventor: W. Scott Beebe
  • Publication number: 20140376182
    Abstract: Provided is an external structure configured to be attached to or detached from an electronic device having a concave portion formed on a surface of a housing, and a connection connector provided in a position of the concave portion receding from the surface of the housing, the concave portion having a cross-sectional shape enabling locking of the external structure, the external structure including a first fitting unit configured to be fitted to the connection connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Takuya Motoishi, Yuki Kubota, Ryo Yamamoto, Masaaki Kato, Hirotaka Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuma, Junichi Kanai, Masahiro Takihara
  • Publication number: 20140363225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a subsea structural connector (20) used in the offshore oil and gas industry for remotely joining elements of production and drilling vessel mooring systems and other subsea equipment. This invention relates to a connection mechanism that facilitates automatic latching of two components (1, 2) upon engagement, and then remotely controlled actuation of a device that secures the connection. Specifically, this invention relates to a securing mechanism that creates residual stress between the connected components (1, 2) such that the connector (20) can withstand high variable axial, shear, torsional and bending loads while minimising the propensity for fatigue damage within the mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: John Shield, Michael Burt
  • Publication number: 20140341647
    Abstract: A profiled frame element to be mounted on a longitudinal profiled element (L) having at least one groove (3). The profiled frame element (R, R1) has a bottom support (1) and a guiding projection (2). At least one channel (4) is provided which is suitable for accommodating different wall thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PATEA GMBH
    Inventor: Heinz Stoeckler
  • Patent number: 8887928
    Abstract: A frame includes a first frame member that has a first opening at an end portion thereof; a second frame member that has a second opening at an end portion thereof; a first frame coupling member that comprises a first projection that fits into the first opening and a second projection that fits into the second opening; and a second frame coupling member that couples to the first frame coupling member, wherein: the first frame member and the second frame member are located so as to be sandwiched between the first frame coupling member and the second frame coupling member when the first frame coupling member and the second frame coupling member are coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hajime Murakami
  • Publication number: 20140334871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector housing consisting of at least one housing upper part and at least one housing lower part which together form a plug connector housing. The housing upper part and the housing lower part each have a contact surface, said contact surfaces being at least partly in contact with each other when the housing upper part and the housing lower part are connected to each other. The housing upper part and the housing lower part are made of an electrically conductive material, said housing upper part and lower part having a surface coating that protects against corrosion for example, and the contact between the two contact surfaces is formed along an edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HARTING KGAA
    Inventors: Thomas Beneken, York Dobrick, Stefanie Damsch, Georg Staperfeld
  • Publication number: 20140328019
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fixing device for fixing a portable electronic device. The fixing device includes a base and a plurality of fixing structures. A slot structure is formed on the base. The plurality of fixing structures is disposed on the base. The plurality of fixing structures is for fixing the portable electronic device on the base as an end of the portable electronic device is inserted into the slot structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Liang, Hung-Chih Chen, Cheng-Hsiang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20140328617
    Abstract: A component mounter mounting head holding device for detachably holding a mounting head to a head holding section of a component mounter, including: a pin to be engaged provided on a connection section for a head holding section of the mounting head; an engaging member provided on the head holding section that moves between an engagement position for holding the mounting head in which the engaging member is engaged with the pin and a release position in which the engaging member is separated from the pin; and an air cylinder provided on the head holding section that is a power source for moving the engaging member between the engagement position and the release position. When attaching/detaching the mounting head to/from the head holding section, the head holding section is rotated to a position in which the engaging member can pass by the side of the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20140301768
    Abstract: A canalphone system may include a canalphone coupler, and four connectors carried by the canalphone coupler of which at least two of the four connectors carry an acoustical signal. The system may also include a mechanical joint that joins the canalphone coupler to a cable where the mechanical joint is assembled and disassembled by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry Harvey
  • Publication number: 20140294494
    Abstract: A quick attachment system is disclosed. A first connector portion is defined along a surface of the first member and a second connector portion is defined along a surface of the second member. The first connector portion comprises a protrusion of the surface of the first member. The second connector portion comprises a detent of the surface of the second member. The first and second connector portions may mate with and engage one another to secure the first member against the second member. A modular frame unit comprises first and second channel members defining first connector portions along lengths thereof and a joinder channel member defining second connector portions along a length thereof. Each of the second connector portions is configured to mate with one of the first connector portions to join the joinder channel member with the first and second channel members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: David A. Corden
  • Publication number: 20140286696
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a trailer/dolly air brake system module onto a mounting surface of a trailer/dolly using a mounting element. More particularly, a trailer/dolly air brake system module is mounted to an I-beam or C-channel of the trailer/dolly via welding methods, fasteners, or clamps. This allows the trailer/dolly air brake system module to be easily removable and replaceable, minimizing trailer/dolly down time as well as diagnostic troubleshooting/repair time. More particularly, the system module is for a trailer/dolly air brake system module. The method allows for continued use of a trailer/dolly vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Victor J. Raye, Jerry J. Donovan, James L. Greene
  • Publication number: 20140259609
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include extendable structures and methods of forming an extendable structure. In accordance with an embodiment, an extendable structure includes a first chain of interlocking components including a first interlocking component, a second chain of interlocking components including a second interlocking component configured to mate to the bottom surface the first interlocking component, and a third chain of interlocking components including a third interlocking component configured to mate to the bottom surfaces of the first interlocking component and the second interlocking component. The extendable structure may include more than three chains of interlocking components and each chain of interlocking components may comprise three or more interlocking components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Philip Aaron Blackstone
  • Publication number: 20140274622
    Abstract: A connector for coupling an exercise device to a five-leg chair includes a plate having a wheel hole, and an exercise device coupler. The coupler may include a plurality of wheel holes. The exercise device coupler may include pin slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DuoDesk LLC
    Inventor: Christoph Leonhard
  • Publication number: 20140270932
    Abstract: A modular furniture part includes a pair of frame bars, a plurality of board strips and a pair of frame connecting parts. The frame bars are spaced apart from each other and are each formed with a mounting groove that extends along a longitudinal direction. The board strips are arranged in parallel along the longitudinal direction, extend between and are mounted separably to the mounting grooves of the frame bars. The frame connecting parts are spaced apart from each other, are to be mounted to a furniture frame, and are formed with slide grooves that slidably and removably receive the frame bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TAIWAN SHIN YEH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chuen-Jong Tseng
  • Publication number: 20140270921
    Abstract: A hybrid torque transmission mechanism (10) comprises a torque receiving component (30) and a torque output component (50) connected to each other, so that they are able to rotate synchronously. The torque receiving component (30) is configured to receive power from an electric motor or gearbox (70), which is then transferred to the torque output component (50), which may contain an output gear (58) to transfer power to an application. The torque receiving component (30) is fabricated using powder metallurgy to achieve sufficient tolerance. The torque output component (50) is fabricated using metal injection molding for high toughness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Mohanlal Allan RAMADOSS, Waito LI, Yuefu ZHU
  • Publication number: 20140270914
    Abstract: Paper cylinders or tubes may be connected to one another using any of a variety of connectors disclosed herein. The connectors incorporate features that may facilitate connecting the paper cylinders or tubes at a wide range of angles to form a variety of two- and three-dimensional shapes, while obviating the need to use tape or glue, thereby potentially improving the aesthetics of objects produced using the connectors disclosed herein. Further, objects produced using the connectors disclosed herein can be disassembled, facilitating reuse of the paper cylinders or tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Play from Scratch, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Freeland Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140273632
    Abstract: A connector joint support module includes a boss including at least one projection; a connector joint disposed in an area adjacent to the boss, and a bracket disposed to be engaged with the boss while covering at least a portion of the connector joint. An electronic device includes a boss including at least one projection, a connector joint disposed in an area adjacent to the boss, a bracket disposed to be engaged with the boss and to cover at least a portion of the connector joint, a screw recess formed in a female screw shape at a center of the projection of the boss, an antenna carrier or a rear frame disposed to enclose the bracket, and a screw passing through one side of the antenna carrier or the rear frame and engaged with the screw recess of the boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunjoong Kim, Youngmin Kang, Jaewoo Lee, Jongsik Kim, Kwangsoo Han, Juho Yi
  • Patent number: 8833213
    Abstract: A power line spreading device used to separate the two conductor lines of a twisted pair conductor. The spreading device includes a substantially conical body and a handle. The body further includes a groove in an outer surface orientated in a conic spiral along a length of the body wherein the diameter of the conical body gradually increases from a first end to a second end. The spreading device is engaged with the two conductor lines proximate the first end, rotated about an axis of rotation whereby the groove acts to draw the two conductor lines from a first end toward a second end of the body. The gradual increase in diameter of the spreading device causes and maintains a desired spread distance between the two conductor lines of a twisted pair connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Enough Said, LLC
    Inventors: James Abel, S. Troy Snook
  • Patent number: 8832917
    Abstract: A method for assembly of structural systems comprising structural members with slots, and interior panels. Specific structural members are sequentially interconnected in rigid alignment. A first structural member is positioned with two upward facing slots. Additional structural members are added by engaging downward facing slots of the additional structure members with upward facing slots of the prior structural member. The structural members further include inward reaching spacers which the interior panels are attached to leaving a space between the panels for insulation, wiring, and/or plumbing. The structural members may further include angled slots allowing non-rectangular structures to be constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Elliott
  • Publication number: 20140255091
    Abstract: A structure for connecting lower and upper part pipes of a fixing pole for assembly furniture. Two to four cutout holes are selectively formed in an insertion part, which is formed at the upper portion of a lower part pipe, at a predetermined interval on the vertical lines thereof such that side surfaces which are not cut by the cutout hole expand to the outside and may prevent the upper and lower part pipes from moving in the right and left direction when the lower part pipe is coupled to the upper part pipe. A general fixing pole includes a lower part pipe additionally formed with an insertion part of a small diameter at the upper portion thereof, and an upper part pipe integrally coupled to the insertion part, the structure has a plurality of cutout holes which are formed in the insertion part on the vertical lines thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Neung Ho Ham