Lugged Member, Rotary Engagement Patents (Class 403/348)
  • Patent number: 11371599
    Abstract: The system and methods described herein provide a fan belt guard housing configured to contain a fan belt of a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) unit. The fan belt guard housing includes a frame having a first lateral strut, a first flange extending from the first lateral strut, and a second flange extending from the first lateral strut, where the first flange is offset from the second flange to define a gap therebetween. The fan belt guard housing also includes an access panel configured to removably couple to the frame, where the access panel includes a cutout formed in an outer edge of the access panel, and the cutout is configured to align with the second flange of the frame such that the access panel can then slide along the first flange to position the outer edge of the access panel within the gap and capture the access panel between the first flange and the second flange in an installed configuration of the access panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Nitin C. Dabade, Vishal S. Jagtap, Ravindra B. Salunkhe, Vijay A. Ramakrishna Rao, Pavankumar R. Toraskar
  • Patent number: 11181134
    Abstract: An assembly for detachably connecting first and second components includes a fastener that transitions between a locking position and a release position. The fastener comprises a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion. The first fastening portion connects to the first component and the second fastening portion connects to the second component. The first and second fastening portions are disposed opposite each other along an axis of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Grävingholt, Thomas Greiving, Berthold Paroth, Zlatko Sarajlija, Thomas Stienen
  • Patent number: 10912706
    Abstract: An example tail assembly includes a bodily insertion device that extends along a longitudinal axis from a base to a tip. A shackle is secured to the base and includes a pair of spaced apart arms. The example tail assembly also includes a tail having an eyelet, and a rod inserted into respective openings in the spaced apart arms. The rod is inserted through the eyelet between the respective openings, thereby securing the tail to the bodily insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Raab, Alma Raab
  • Patent number: 10642307
    Abstract: A joystick includes a mechanism for facilitating the changing of a grip assembly. An actuation mechanism moves a ram into a position where the operator can press down on a locking pin to release the grip assembly. The ram will be in a default position that does not interfere with the operations of the joystick during normal operation. A relatively low amount of force is used to place the ram into position as the force needed to press down on the locking pin comes from the operator. A small electromagnetic that does not interfere with the joystick operations can be used in the actuation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Stoffers, Uwe Gillmann, Henning Koschke, Joachim Meyer-Quade
  • Patent number: 10604247
    Abstract: A tension torsion strap by which a blade is connectable with a hub of a propulsor is provided. The tension torsion strap includes an elongate body formed to define attachment features at opposite ends thereof, the attachment features being connectable to the blade at one of the opposite ends and to the hub at the other of the opposite ends, fibrous materials extending along the elongate body and around the attachment features and pretension flanges elastically interposable between the hub and the elongate body. The pretension flanges are configured to maintain pretension in the fibrous materials above a predefined pretension level when the attachment features are connected to the blade and the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Darrow, Jr., Ron William Waldo, Joshua Richards, Kristopher Michael Haydel, Lance Halcom
  • Patent number: 10472049
    Abstract: A fan assembly of a gas turbine engine, a method for fabricating a fan assembly for a gas turbine engine, and a gas turbine engine are disclosed. The fan assembly of the gas turbine engine may include a spinner section, a fan hub section aft of the spinner section, and a joint therebetween. The fan assembly may further include a support ring for internally supporting the spinner, the support ring including a first portion facing the fan hub and a second portion connected to the spinner at the joint, wherein the connection between the second portion and the joint is a bonded connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Colin J. Kling, Scot A. Webb, James J. McPhail
  • Patent number: 10113576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector system for use in toy weaponry. The system comprises at least a first connector and a second connector of substantially identical configuration; the first and the second connectors being adapted to connect with a respective one of at least a first weapon and a second weapon. Each of the connectors comprises a first end adapted to connect with a handle portion of the respective weapon; and a second end having at least one engaging means; wherein the at least one engaging means of the first connector is configured to be releasably engageable with the at least one engaging means of the second connector, such that the first and the second weapons are connectable to form substantially a single weapon assembly operable at one common handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Alex Brands Buzz Bee Toys (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Jarod Weeks
  • Patent number: 10036576
    Abstract: A tiered mounting system includes a base plate including a mounting guide rail having a plurality of mounting grooves that extend along opposing sides of the guide rail. The system also includes an object mount connector having a plurality of mounting ridges. The object mount connector is configured to: slidingly engage the mounting guide rail via insertion of one or more of the plurality of mounting ridges within a corresponding one or more of the plurality of mounting grooves, and lock in place along the mounting guide rail via a bolt placed through the object mount connector and secured tightly to an inner track of the mounting guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Zia Mounting Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Robinson
  • Patent number: 9981088
    Abstract: A medication cartridge plunger including a sealing member, which is formed of a resilient material, and a force distributing member, which is attached to sealing member and formed of a material more rigid than the resilient material. The force distributing member is shaped complementary with the sealing member to distribute to the sealing member a medication expelling force that may be applied to the force distributing member by an external drive element to drive the plunger forward. The force distributing member includes a radial periphery fit within a hollow of the sealing member. The radial periphery has a plurality of apex regions connected by spanning regions, which apex regions are disposed along a common circle centered on an axial center of the medication cartridge plunger. The spanning regions are disposed within the common circle, and each apex region, relative to the common circle, is not in diametric alignment with any of the other apex regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventor: Roy Howard Byerly
  • Patent number: 9951801
    Abstract: A floatation device includes at least one connector that intertwines with a connector of another floatation device to couple the floatation devices together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intex Marketing Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaw Yuan Hsu, Kun Chao Hsu, Jinqie You
  • Patent number: 9950541
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an improved printer provides a user with a simple, intuitive user-friendly touchscreen interface, is easy to assemble, and has a low cost to repair. The printer comprises a platen roller that can be changed without tools via the use of a bayonet connector, and an easy change print head that mechanically guides the print head into the carrier via mechanical guiding pins. Further, the printer comprises a universal supply holder to accommodate different sizes of inner diameter cores for tag and laminated supplies. The printer also discloses a ribbon spindle that accommodates both a cardboard core and a plastic core on the same printer device. Additionally, the printer discloses a media low sensor for providing a low supply indicator, and a gap sensor that comprises an LED array and a resistor array for gap sensing across the supply web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Duckett, Johannes Lenkl, Timothy L. Brown, Mitchell G. Stern, Lance D. Neuhard
  • Patent number: 9733004
    Abstract: Refrigerator appliances are provided. A refrigerator appliance includes a cabinet defining a fresh food chamber and a freezer chamber, and a door for accessing one of the fresh food chamber or the freezer chamber. The refrigerator appliance further includes an ice making assembly disposed within one of the fresh food chamber, the freezer chamber or the door. The ice making assembly includes an ice maker, a container defining a storage volume for receipt of ice produced by the ice maker, and a chute extending between the ice maker and the container for directing the ice produced by the ice maker towards the storage volume. The chute includes a body defining a passage therethrough. The ice making assembly further includes a sensor positioned to transmit sensing signals through the chute, the sensor in communication with the ice maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Mitchell, Charles Benjamin Miller, Bart Andrew Nuss, Ansuraj Seenivasan
  • Patent number: 9580900
    Abstract: A fitting for use with channel framing including an outer surface and a fitting groove formed in the outer surface includes a base comprising an inner face, an outer face, and sides extending between the inner face and outer face. The base is configured for insertion into the fitting groove of the channel framing. A spring member is mounted on the base and disposed generally above the outer face of the base. The spring member is configured to engage the outer surface of the channel framing when the base is inserted into the fitting groove. The base and the spring member form a clamp for securing the fitting in the fitting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 9561580
    Abstract: A grinding-disc device for power tools has an outer cover, a grinding tray and a grinding element. The outer cover has a casing and a mounting tube. The casing has a chamber, a connecting tube, at least one engaging hole and at least one engaging arm. The mounting tube is connected to the connecting tube. The grinding tray is detachably connected to the outer cover and has a body and at least one engaging element. The body is mounted below the casing and has a tube seat and a connecting board. The at least one engaging element is formed on the body, engages the at least one engaging arm to hold the grinding tray with the outer cover, and each one of the at least one engaging element has an engaging hook. The grinding element is detachably connected to the grinding tray below the outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Prime Supply Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Pin Chen
  • Patent number: 9523997
    Abstract: A fixing component for a switch including a flange, a ring attachment, and a screw attachment, the flange including a projection provided on an outer peripheral surface, the screw attachment including, on an inner peripheral surface, an insertion area into which the projection of the flange is inserted, a projection engaging part into which the projection of the flange is fitted, and an interference projection which is formed between the projection engaging part and the insertion area and has a smaller inner diameter than diameters of the projection engaging part and the insertion area, the projection of the flange including a first projecting portion and a second projecting portion where the first projecting portion is fitted into a guiding groove, and the second projecting portion is configured to traverse the interference projection to be fitted into a fitting groove when the flange and the screw attachment are rotated relatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsugawa, Hiroyuki Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9518424
    Abstract: A hinge for a swinging gate includes a base plate, a hinge base pivotally secured to the base plate and a mounting member connected in spaced apart relation to the hinge base by an elongate bolt. A gate-engaging member is secured to the mounting member so that pivoting of the hinge base effects conjoint pivoting of the mounting member, the gate-engaging member and a gate that it engages. An upstanding post has a pair of laterally spaced apart T-shaped slots that extend along its height. A bolt disposed within a T-shaped slot is disposed horizontally and cannot rotate. The bolts housed in a T-shaped slot screw-threadedly engage apertures formed in the corners of the base plate to secure the base plate to the upstanding post. In a second embodiment, a cantilever gate supported by a trolley assembly is secured in cantilever relation to at least one upstanding post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Woodard, Lawrence Peck
  • Patent number: 9433276
    Abstract: A cosmetic container for housing a cosmetic product applicator is presented. The cosmetic container comprises: a tubular housing within which a cosmetic product applicator can be inserted; and a platform positioned within the tubular housing, the platform being movable along the longitudinal axis of the housing. The platform comprises an interlock arrangement adapted to releasably engage an interface section of a cosmetic product applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Toly Management Limited
    Inventors: Brian McNamara, Mario Delia, James Attard Kingswell
  • Patent number: 9404294
    Abstract: An adjustable length astragal having a housing with an upper shoot bolt and a lower shoot bolt positioned adjacent opposite ends of the housing. An actuator is attached to the housing, connected to and configured to simultaneously extend or retract the upper and lower shoot bolts. An adjustable connection assembly is provided between the actuator and at least one of the shoot bolts. The connection assembly adjusts the distance between the actuator and the respective shoot bolt in each of the shoot bolt's extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Endura Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Mitchell, George Heid
  • Patent number: 9375237
    Abstract: A system for stabilizing a superior vertebra relative to an inferior vertebra includes a plate having a first surface for mating with the superior and inferior vertebra and a second surface opposite the first surface. The plate has a first hole configured for overlying the superior vertebra and a second hole configured for overlying the inferior vertebra. An alignment instrument has a leading portion and a trailing portion. The leading portion has a securing mechanism configured for removable attachment to a fastening mechanism of the plate. The alignment instrument also includes an alignment prong extending past the first surface of the plate when the plate is attached to the fastening mechanism. The alignment prong provides tactile information to the trailing portion of the alignment instrument for use in positioning the plate with respect to the superior and inferior vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Keegan, John Ray, Jeffrey Wang
  • Patent number: 9366315
    Abstract: A locking quick connect fitting allows for the attachment and detachment of stays and rigging on sailboats and other related applications. The invention eliminates the need to handle clevis pins and cotter pins when setting up or tearing down the rigging of a sailboat, and especially for the standing rigging of a trailer able sailboat. Further, it can be tightened by wrench. In addition, the fitting helps keep the connection secure even if in the unlocked state. The presented invention is also modular and readily connectable to the rigging or fittings on existing sailboats. In order to avoid abandonment of the application, applicant must make these above agreed upon changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy T. Tylaska, Thomas W. Dixon
  • Patent number: 9347213
    Abstract: A fitting for use with channel framing including an outer surface and a fitting groove formed in the outer surface includes a base comprising an inner face, an outer face, and sides extending between the inner face and outer face. The base is configured for insertion into the fitting groove of the channel framing. A spring member is mounted on the base and disposed generally above the outer face of the base. The spring member is configured to engage the outer surface of the channel framing when the base is inserted into the fitting groove. The base and the spring member form a clamp for securing the fitting in the fitting groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Zhihui Zhang, Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 9328758
    Abstract: The invention refers to an opening cylinder for an open-end spinning device with a core piece and a tooth-set carrier capable of rotating around a common rotating axis and detachably connected to one another by means of a quick-locking mechanism. The quick-locking mechanism is executed as a turn-lock fastener, so that the tooth-set carrier is detachably connected to it by means of a rotational movement around the rotational axis relative to the core piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Schermer, Mathias Burchert
  • Patent number: 9175712
    Abstract: A fixing member has a securing portion to be placed in a space formed between a first fixed area and a second fixed area, the second fixed area being placed facing opposite to and being apart from the first fixed area, having an opening, and not being allowed to displace relative to the first fixed area. The securing portion is formed in a shape rotatable with respect to the first fixed area around the rotational axis L that extends in a direction penetrating the opening, and has a first abutting portion abutting on the first fixed area and a plurality of second abutting portions at a plurality of positions on the circumference of the opening at the end. The plurality of the second abutting portions have inclined guide faces around the rotational axis L, the inclined guide faces inclining in circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON ALEPH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Kosuge, Hideto Yonashiro
  • Patent number: 9151309
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first structure and a clamp. The first structure may have an opening located on a first surface and the opening includes a keyway. The clamp is configured to clamp a second structure to the first structure. The clamp may include a head configured to be inserted above the opening in the first structure. The clamp may also include a body coupled to the head. An upper portion of the body may include formations located on opposite sides of the body and a lower portion of the body is threaded. The clamp may further include a nut coupled to the body. The nut may be configured to be rotated such that when the formations on the body are aligned with the keyway in the first structure, the head of the clamp is configured to lower onto the second structure and secure the second structure to the first structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Joey D. Magno, Jr., Robert K. Jolly
  • Patent number: 9050680
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system is provided with a welding wire feeder that includes a first wheel having a first rotational direction, and a second wheel having a second rotational direction opposite from the first rotational direction. The first and second wheels are disposed compressively about a wire feed region, and the first and second wheels are drivingly coupled together to output substantially equal tangential speeds in the wire feed region. In addition, the first wheel, or the second wheel, or both the first and second wheels comprise a drive wheel directly coupled to a gear without separately coupling both the drive wheel and the gear to a shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Ertmer, Jeff Lenzner, Kenneth A. Stanzel, Ronald D. Woodward
  • Publication number: 20150139723
    Abstract: A floatation device includes at least one connector that intertwines with a connector of another floatation device to couple the floatation devices together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yaw Yuan Hsu, Kun Chao Hsu, Jinqie You
  • Patent number: 9033610
    Abstract: A removable device for attaching two mechanical parts includes a pin removably locking a first part with respect to a second part, a retainer member on the pin and a resiliently loaded tension member which collaborate to prevent the pin from coming out of its locked position; the removable device further includes at least two inclined surfaces, the general shape of which is that of a projection oriented in the axial direction of the pin, such that when the pin rotates, the retainer member runs along the inclined surfaces and the pin moves between the locked position and unlocked position against a force exerted on the pin along a longitudinal axial direction of the pin exerted by the tension member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: METALOGENIA, S.A.
    Inventors: José Lopez Almendros, Francesc Perez Lado, Joan Tuto y Faja, Ester Alonso Frijola
  • Publication number: 20150125202
    Abstract: A connecting hole having a teeth-like configuration, disposed on a female connecting article for connecting a male connecting article, includes a plurality of tooth portions spaced apart from each other and arranged radially about a center of the connecting hole at a predetermined angle. The male connecting article includes a connecting element formed with multiple circumferentially outwardly projecting portions corresponding in position to the plurality of tooth portions so as to allow the multiple circumferentially outwardly projecting portions to pass through the connecting hole and to be positioned by rotation of the male connecting article, such that the multiple projecting portions abut against a side surface of the connecting hole, and an outer periphery of the connecting element is in frictional contact with an inner periphery of the connecting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Chau-Lun CHANG
  • Patent number: 8992112
    Abstract: The mounting structure includes a pair of first shape portions, a pair of second shape portions, and a pair of third shape portions. The pair of first shape portions are opposed to each other to define therebetween a passage which allows the component to be inserted into and withdrawn from the mounting structure therethrough. The pair of second shape portions are opposed to each other to define therebetween a space which allows the component inserted through the passage between the pair of first shape portions to rotate therein. The pair of third shape portions come into engagement with the engagement arms when the component positioned between the pair of second shape portions is rotated through a predetermined angle. The pair of third shape portions are opposed to each other and incorporated in the pair of second shape portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masao Matsui
  • Publication number: 20150078816
    Abstract: A fastening device for fastening an apparatus or a body by means of its rear wall to a top-hat rail containing a first upper and a first lower holding device, the first upper holding device engaging around an upper edge of the top-hat rail in the fastened state and the first lower holding device engaging around a lower edge of the top-hat rail in the fastened state, the first upper holding device being in a resilient form such that the apparatus or the body can be inserted into the top-hat rail by being tilted in an insertion tilt direction about a tilt axis running parallel to the longitudinal direction of the top-hat rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Dent
  • Patent number: 8973878
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed systems and methods and assemblies for mounting an accessory base to a surface (e.g., a wall surface). The systems comprise a mounting bracket which can be attached to the surface by a double-faced adhesive such as a stretch-releasing adhesive. The accessory base can be attached to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Craig Thompson
  • Patent number: 8960743
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several examples of an adapter for a modular tool system. The adapter in one form comprising: a handle attachment device fixed to a shovel head; the handle attachment device removably attached to a coupler which is fixed to one longitudinal end of an elongate handle; the elongate handle having a longitudinal axis wherein the coupler is in line with the longitudinal axis of the longitudinal axis of the handle; an offset arm having a first end fixed to the handle attachment device, the offset arm extending from the handle attachment device and extending to a second end removably coupled to the elongate handle at a point longitudinally distal of the coupler; and wherein the offset arm extends from the handle attachment device at a vertical offset distance from the longitudinal axis of the elongate handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: William H. Hasenjaeger
  • Patent number: 8950065
    Abstract: A combination component handling and connecting device connectable to a multi-axis robot for use in moving and connecting components and subassemblies includes a housing and an actuator fixedly connected to the housing. The actuator includes an actuating link movable from a first position to a second position. Connected to the actuating link is an end effector for concurrent movement with the actuating link. The component handling and connecting device includes a clamp having a first jaw and a second jaw. The second jaw is connected to the actuating link for selectively moving the second jaw toward the first jaw operative to engage a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Comau, Inc.
    Inventor: Velibor Kilibarda
  • Patent number: 8944189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling system for rod segments for use in horizontal earth boring, wherein the ends of the rod segments are interlinked via a separate sacrificial element which can be used as a predetermined breaking point or which allows the rod segments to be pivoted relative each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tracto-Technik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Franz-Josef Püttmann
  • Publication number: 20150030386
    Abstract: A locking rail base, formed of a case having a shell formed with a hollow cavity with an opening thereinto, a stabilizer, and a passage through an end of the shell; a T-bolt anchor having a shank with flukes adjacent one end; and a T-bolt cylinder received into the cavity in the shell, the T-bolt cylinder forming a channel having the shank of the T-bolt anchor received slidingly therein. An anti-rotation interface is provided between the shank of the T-bolt anchor and the channel of the T-bolt cylinder. A drive interface is provided between an actuator and a portion of the T-bolt shank. An anti-actuation interface is provided between the actuator and the T-bolt cylinder; and a momentary release mechanism is provided for momentarily releasing the anti-actuation interface between the actuator and the T-bolt cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Carnevali
  • Patent number: 8931972
    Abstract: A thermal module mount structure including a first mount body and a second mount body. The first mount body defines therein a first passage and has multiple engaging sections inward extending into the first passage. The second mount body is disposed in the first passage and has multiple complementary engaging sections complementary to the engaging sections. Each of the complementary engaging sections has a moving space and multiple engaging splits in communication therewith. The second mount body is vertically displaceable within the first passage, whereby the first and second mount bodies can be relatively rotated to insert the engaging sections into the engaging splits at different heights. Accordingly, the height of the mount structure is changeable by means of adjusting the second mount body in accordance with different heights of radiating fins. Therefore, the mount structure has high commonness so that the cost for developing the molds is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Chu
  • Patent number: 8931973
    Abstract: An accessory part to be connected to an operating table has a connecting element (12, 16) and a component part of the operating table has a receiving area (14) for receiving at least an area of the connecting element (12, 16). An engagement element (22, 24) projects laterally from the connecting element (12, 16). The receiving area (14) has at least one guideway (18, 20) with which the engagement element (22, 24) engages during insertion of at least an area of the connecting element (12, 16) into the receiving area (14). When deformed, an elastically deformable element (52) exerts a force on the engagement element (22, 24). By the force exerted on the engagement element (22, 24) and by the course of the guideway (18, 20) a force (FA) is exerted in the direction of insertion (P2) on the connecting element (12, 16) when the accessory part and the operating table are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jan Donat Olszewski
  • Patent number: 8925952
    Abstract: An above-bed structure having two or more feet is attached into a bed of a truck using inserts which can be removed or retracted to provide a flat, unobstructed truck bed. Each insert includes an above-bed cleat portion and a below-bed peg portion which is received in a below-bed socket. Each insert is received first vertically without substantial rotation into its socket and then by rotation to a terminal point wherein the insert is vertically held by the socket. The above bed structure is then placed onto the inserts such that the feet mate with the inserts to prevent the inserts from rotating away from their terminal point, thus preventing the inserts from being removed from their sockets. The attachment can be completed by inserting mounting pins into aligned holes on the cleat portions and the feet. In one embodiment, the feet are supported on a bed place section of the insert which is offset from the rotational axis of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Curt Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Cody James Leech, Kristopher William Schwennsen, Scott Morrison
  • Patent number: 8925331
    Abstract: An annular combustion chamber for a turbomachine presenting an axial direction, a radial direction, and an azimuth direction, the combustion chamber including a first annular wall and a second annular wall, each annular wall defining at least a portion of an enclosure of the combustion chamber. The first annular wall and the second annular wall present complementary assembly mechanisms that co-operate by engagement in azimuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Turbomeca
    Inventors: Bernard Carrere, Nicolas Savary
  • Publication number: 20140348580
    Abstract: Composed element including at least two panel-shaped elements, which each have an edge zone in which coupling means are present in the form of a profiled part respectively extending in the longitudinal direction of the respective edge zone, as well as each including an end face extending transversely to the respective edge zone, wherein said profiled parts allow coupling the panel-shaped elements together in an interlocking manner, wherein at least one of the panel-shaped elements includes an arrangement which hides from view at least a portion of the profiled part formed at the pertaining edge zone at the location of the end face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Luc MAERTENS, Mark CAPPELLE, Luc VANHASTEL, Luc DEMAN, Guy VAN HOOYDONCK
  • Patent number: 8857061
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a bearing assembly on a shaft includes an internal flange, external flange, and a sleeve. The internal flange is securable to the bearing assembly and has a displacement pin extending outward that defines an initial position of the bearing assembly relative to the shaft. The external flange is secured to the internal flange via fasteners passing through elongated holes. The external flange has an opening configured to receive the displacement pin. The external flange may be rotated when coupled to the internal flange with the fasteners between a first position where the external flange opening is not in register with the displacement pin and a second position where the external flange opening is in register with the displacement pin. A sleeve has a tapered outside diameter and is engageable with the external flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Baldor Electric Company
    Inventor: William Gregory Hewitt
  • Patent number: 8858111
    Abstract: Quick connector assembly. At least some of the illustrative embodiments involve coupling an implement that has a stem member to the distal end of a pole that defines a long axis. The coupling comprising: inserting the stem member that defines a cross-sectional shape into an exposed aperture of a connector where the exposed aperture defines a cross-sectional shape that corresponds to the cross-sectional shape of the stem member; and then locking the implement into the connector such that the both rotational movement of the implement, and movement parallel to the long axis, is restrained, the locking by turning a cam member associated with the connector less than a full rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: James K. Donohue
  • Patent number: 8851786
    Abstract: A reversible sealing mechanism for sealing a bulkhead having a first central aperture defined along a central axis and disposed between first and second compartments includes a cover member having a recess defined therein by a substantially cylindrical sidewall and adapted to cover the first central aperture. A wedge ring having a generally cylindrical body is accommodated by the first and second central apertures and is configured to operatively engage the cover member. A mechanical input is operative to reversibly rotate the wedge ring about the central axis such that a rotation of the wedge ring in a first direction urges the cover member in the axial direction into a sealed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lockhead Martin Corporation
    Inventors: John Snediker, Daniel Skurdal
  • Patent number: 8845227
    Abstract: A fastening assembly having a tubular first coupling member; a second coupling member insertable coaxially inside the first coupling member in a first direction; and releasable fastening means for locking the first and second coupling member to each other in a predetermined axial lock position. The fastening means include: first and second engaging means formed on the first and second coupling member, connectable to each other to define a foolproof angular insertion/release position, and releasable by positioning the second coupling member in a predetermined axial position inside the first coupling member; and third and fourth engaging means formed on the first and second coupling member and connectable to each other in a further angular position of the second coupling member, different from the angular insertion/release position, by moving the second coupling member axially, from the predetermined axial position, in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Agustawestland S.p.A
    Inventors: Dario Colombo, Giuseppe Gasparini, Francesco Ferretti
  • Patent number: 8844888
    Abstract: A strut clip for facilitating attachment of pipe hangers, electrical conduit, or other structures to open channel unistruts. The strut clip includes an assembly of a face element and a nut element. The face element includes a centrally located threaded aperture, a face element rear surface, and a pair of flanges extending rearwardly from the face element rear surface. The nut element includes a nut element rear surface, an unthreaded aperture for free passage of a fastener, and a pair of openings therein. The flanges of the face element extend through the openings in the nut element thereby forming the strut clip assembly. Nut element further includes a narrow side, a wide side, and beveled edges that enable attachment to a unistrut by simply inserting the narrow side of the nut portion into the open channel of the unistrut and rotating the assembly by 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 8801321
    Abstract: A device for enabling locking/unlocking of a member including a latch on/out of a structure including a housing for receiving an active portion of the latch, including: a cylindrical sheath coaxially receiving a first hollow rod capable of rotation relative to the revolution axis of the sheath and including an upper end capable of interaction with the latch of the member, and a second coaxial rod inside the first hollow rod, capable of rotation and translation respectively along and relative to the revolution axis of the sheath and including an upper end capable of interaction with the active portion of the latch so as to actuate the same into a functional locking or unlocking position; a mechanism for enabling rotation of each of the two rods relative to the sheath revolution axis independently from each other; and a mechanism for enabling rotation of the second rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Renault S.A.S.
    Inventor: Michel Ecochard
  • Patent number: 8800799
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of a secure container are provided herein that are capable of being removably coupled to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Hawker, Jessica Moreland, Christopher Trunek
  • Publication number: 20140169868
    Abstract: A rotatable coupling is used with a replaceable developer cartridge and electrostatographic image devices. The coupling has a driven portion and a driving portion. The driven portion has a shaft with a connecting portion that has a plurality of helical involute teeth extending outwardly. The driving portion has an end with a gear shaft and a twisted recess in the gear shaft. The sides of the recess are engageable with the helical involute teeth so that the driving portion drives the driven portion and transmit torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Roy Fan
  • Publication number: 20140169867
    Abstract: A connection system includes a sheet-metal part which is connected to a base plate. A connecting slot is formed in the base plate, and the sheet-metal part includes a connecting tab. The connecting tab includes a retaining region and a first stop. The connecting slot has a first end which faces towards and which is opposite the retaining region. The retaining region is inserted into the connecting slot in an assembly position. The retaining region includes a surface which engages an underside of the base plate in a connected position. The first stop is exposed in the assembly position. During the transition from the assembly position into the connected position, the first stop is inserted into the connecting slot and is brought into engagement with the first end of the connecting slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: CARLOS AMILCAR TALAMANTES, EMMANUEL ALEJANDRO GARZA
  • Patent number: 8753033
    Abstract: A securing device for securing medical accessory units to a table for a medical imaging apparatus, includes a frame unit, a locking unit that is configured for locking to the table, and an adjusting unit for setting at least one locking position. The adjusting unit has at least one guide unit for a guided locking motion into the at least one locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Kundner, Stephan Zink