Bayonet Joint Patents (Class 403/349)
  • Patent number: 10199766
    Abstract: A railcar power connector includes a connector body defining a central opening configured to receive a portion of a cable, and a spring member having a protrusion moveable relative to the connector body between a locked position where the protrusion is configured to be secured to a mating connector and a released position where the protrusion is configured to be released from a corresponding recess of a mating connector. The protrusion moveable from the locked position to the released position upon a predetermined axial force applied to the spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Smajda
  • Patent number: 10030947
    Abstract: A nock or an arrow with a nock suitable for being launched with a slingshot or slingbow. The nock includes a shank that is of sufficient length to fit within the pocket of a slingbow without interfering with the fletching. The nock also includes a flared element to facilitate gripping of the nock. The nock can include a connection shaft for attachment to the shaft of an arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BOHNING COMPANY, LTD
    Inventor: Jon Herring
  • Patent number: 9711896
    Abstract: A connector includes: a sensor side connector section mounted to a connector mounting hole and fastened thereto by thread fastening and including a first housing part in which a first terminal is disposed; and a wire harness side connector section disposing a second terminal and including a second housing part capable of being fitted to the first housing part. The connector mounting hole includes a key groove, and the first housing part includes a key protrusion. A bolt prevented from moving axially and supported rotatably is provided on the outer periphery of the first housing part. Screwing the bolt into the connector mounting hole fastens the first housing part to the connector mounting hole by thread fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sekino
  • Patent number: 9625796
    Abstract: A dual retention apparatus comprises: a locking pin; a pin retaining device, the pin slidable therein, comprising: a starting pin position; a pin locking mechanism; a partial pin locking mechanism; a pin path from the starting pin position to the pin locking mechanism, the partial pin locking mechanism located on the pin path and configured to prevent the pin from sliding back towards the starting pin position and allowing the pin to slide towards the pin locking mechanism, the pin locking mechanism configured to lock the pin therein; and a pin return path from the pin locking mechanism to the starting position, the pin return path bypassing the partial pin locking mechanism; and, a biasing device configured to relatively bias the pin along at least a portion of the pin path towards the pin locking mechanism, and further bias the pin into the pin locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Priest, Dustin Teschke, David Graff
  • Patent number: 9512854
    Abstract: Fast assembling ceiling fan blades includes a motor housing having its outer circumferential side longitudinally provided with a plurality of gaps respectively secured therein with plural transverse engage blocks. A plurality of blades respectively have one side formed with a plurality of transverse guide grooves corresponding with the engage blocks of the gap, and each guide groove has its bottom extending upward to form an engage slot. Thus, one side of the blade, which corresponds to the engage blocks of the gap, can be pushed and fixed in the gap to have the engage blocks moved along the guide grooves and guided into the engage slots to enable the blade to be firmly engaged in the gap of the motor housing for quickly assembling the blades, simple, time-saving and convenient in assembly and disassembly of the ceiling fan blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: AIR COOL INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cliff Wang
  • Patent number: 9349580
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to couplers that can be used to provide a seal between a source assembly and a vacuum chamber. In certain examples, the seal can be provided upon movement of a moveable component of the coupler. In some examples, rotation of the moveable component is operative to provide an axial force to a stationary component coupled to the moveable component such that the stationary component is biased to provide a suitable seal to the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Ferrara
  • Patent number: 9263243
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to devices that can be used to align the components of a source assembly in a source housing. In some examples, a terminal lens configured to couple to the housing through respective alignment features can be used to retain the source components in a source housing to provide a source assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Ferrara, David Barkus, Adam Patkin, Rosario Mannino, Daniel Pentek, Frank DeLorenzo, Barton Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20150147115
    Abstract: A hidden fastening device for boards comprises a female fastening part attached to a board, and a rotatable male fastening part attached to another board to engage with the female fastening part. The rotatable male fastening part further comprises a rotatable male fastening base with a base opening, a lock end opening, and a receiving groove, and a rotatable male lock disposed in the base opening with a male lock end at a front side thereof. The female fastening part further has a mount hole to engage with the male lock end to enable the female fastening part and the rotatable male fastening part securing to each other. The lock end opening communicates with the base opening, and the male lock end extends via the lock end opening to engage with the female fastening part. A trigger extending outward the male fastening base is received in the receiving groove when the rotatable male lock is in a state of retreating with the lock end being received in the lock end opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: YA YUN YANG
  • Publication number: 20150110550
    Abstract: The connector is intended for use in displays of the kind which include a display frame formed of a plurality of beams (1) which are joined together by multi-way node fittings to form a three-dimensional shape, and display panels are releasably secured to the beams. The connector includes a male fitting (3) which has a stem (8) projecting from a plate (4), and a head (9) comprising four noses which project laterally from the stem. The head (9) is inserted in a correspondingly-shaped aperture of a female node fitting and rotated into positive engagement with the inner face of the node fitting. The trailing faces of the four noses have oppositely-inclined ramps which act to provide progressive tightening and alignment of the connector as the male part is rotated within the aperture. The connector provides a joint with greater stability and enables a firm connection to be obtained with a smaller angle of rotation and reduced engagement force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Henry Strevens Evitt
  • Publication number: 20150104247
    Abstract: A grooved rotatably fastening structure includes, in top-to-bottom sequence, a head, a shaft connected to the head, and a fastening portion connected to the shaft. The fastening portion has a first groove and a second groove. The first groove is concavely disposed on a lateral surface of the fastening portion and extends upward from a bottom of the fastening portion. The second groove is concavely disposed on the lateral surface of the fastening portion and extends from the first groove transversely or obliquely. The first groove and the second groove are in communication. The rotatably fastening structure enables users to connect two objects together quickly without compromising the structural strength of the two objects and is applicable to thin objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: TING-JUI WANG
  • Patent number: 9003891
    Abstract: A fastening device includes a support element placed on a vehicle wall, a retaining element having a retaining wing for fastening the device in an opening of the wall, and a sealing element between the support and retaining elements. The retaining element is rotatable relative to the support element along a rotation path, e.g. by a bayonet-type movement. The support element, the retaining element and/or the sealing element are designed such that a play remains between the support element, the retaining element and/or the sealing element in a first section of the rotation path, and such that the support element and/or the retaining element move(s) relative to the sealing element so as to eliminate the play at the end of the rotation path, whereby the sealing element is sealingly compressed between the support element and the retaining element, thus sealing the fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Christian Frank
  • Patent number: 8998730
    Abstract: A driveshaft containment system and a method of its use. In preferred embodiments, the invention takes the form of a two component system including a first component mounted to a device such as a differential housing, coupled to driveshaft, and a second component comprising a tubular driveshaft containment housing. A driveshaft containment ring is preferably mounted to the forward end of the tubular housing which in turn is provided with a mechanism at its rearward end for rotationally engaging and disengaging the first component. The first and second components are also provided with a mechanism for preventing relative rotational movement of the first and second components while engaged with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Paul F Pittman
  • Patent number: 8991343
    Abstract: A camshaft adjusting device (1) for varying the relative angular position of a camshaft in relation to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, wherein the camshaft adjusting device (1) includes an actuator (2) for actuating a hydraulic valve, wherein the actuator (2) is fastened to a housing element (4) by a fastening element (3), and wherein the actuator (2) has an axis (5) which in the mounted state of the actuator (2) is concentric to an axis of the camshaft adjusting device (1). In order to simplify mounting of the actuator on the camshaft adjusting device, on the outer face (6) facing away from the camshaft adjusting device (1) the actuator (2) includes a grip section (7) having a configuration that is not rotationally symmetrical to the axis (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Hoppe, Markus Kinscher
  • Patent number: 8992113
    Abstract: An assembly for releasably connecting an end effector in the form of a robotic tool or component to a robotic arm is disclosed. The connection is manually operated and formed of a first and second joint member including a cylindrical body, a locking collar, and a locking wall extending from the cylindrical body. The locking collar is coaxially aligned with and rotatably connected to the first joint member. The second joint member has a cylindrical mating body and a coupler, and engages the first joint member. The coupler also includes key pins, the pins being engageable in keyed relationship with the locking wall, the coupler and locking collar further includes intervening circumferentially spaced teeth, wherein the collar is rotatable to releasably engage the first joint member with the second joint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: RE2, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank F. Campagna, Nabil Michael Rizk, Keith M. Gunnett
  • Patent number: 8986127
    Abstract: A coupling means (10) provided with a first member (20) suitable for being fastened to a first rotary part (2) and with a second member (30) suitable for being fastened to a second rotary part (3), the first member (20) being provided with a first diaphragm (22) and the second member (30) being provided with a second diaphragm (32) that is secured to the first diaphragm (22). An emergency torque transmission device comprises at least one bayonet system including a protuberance (50) secured to one member (30) and co-operating with an angled groove (60) secured to the other member (20) by being inserted in the angled groove (60) by a thrust-and-rotation movement, in the absence of said breakage said coupling means (10) including both axial clearances in compression (70?) and in translation (70?) and also circumferential clearance between each protuberance (50) and walls defining the corresponding angled groove (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventor: Sylvain Berthalon
  • Publication number: 20150070860
    Abstract: A lock pin assembly is provided. The lock pin assembly is structured to coupled a panel board device to a panel board. The panel board device includes a body defining a number of mounting passages. The lock pin assembly includes an elongated body, a first radial extension, and, in an exemplary embodiment, a biasing device. The lock pin body is rotatably disposed in the panel board device mounting passage. The lock pin body is moved between an unlocked, first radial position, wherein said first radial extension does not engage a panel board back plate mounting tab, and a locked, second radial position, wherein said first radial extension engages a panel board back plate mounting tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventor: MICHAEL JEROME WHIPPLE
  • Publication number: 20150052720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool connection for arranging a riveting tool on a riveting tool receptacle, having a contact surface arranged on the riveting tool for supporting the riveting tool on a supporting surface arranged on the riveting tool receptacle. In order to provide a tool connection for arranging a riveting tool on a riveting tool receptacle, by means of which a repetitive riveting operation can be carried out without damage and it is particularly simple to replace the riveting tool, it is provided that a journal is arranged on one of the riveting tool or riveting tool receptacle and a journal receptacle is arranged on the other of the riveting tool or riveting tool receptacle, the journal can be introduced into and removed from the journal receptacle and the riveting tool can be releasably locked to the riveting tool receptacle by a magnetic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thorsten Weyland
  • Publication number: 20150042830
    Abstract: Mounting and triggering mechanisms for first person actuation of a camera by an internally mounted remote camera actuator in the form of a handle grip are disclosed for use in any applicable activity, without limitation, such as sporting, recreational, documentary filmmaking and/or photography, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tyler Reid
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140378045
    Abstract: The invention proposes a device for attaching an actuator (2) to a housing (4), in particular for an automotive vehicle, the actuator being provided for driving a movable equipment (41) disposed within the housing. The device comprises attaching means for attaching the actuator on the housing. The mounting means comprise two conjugated connection flanges (20, 40), respectively mounted on a connexion face (28) of the actuator (28) and on a connection face (48) of the housing. The connexion flanges are adapted to be assembled according to a male/female type connection at the outside of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Vincent, Gilbert Terranova
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140294495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotation-type joggle structure and a furniture with the same. The rotation-type joggle structure has a groove and a tongue cooperating with the groove. The groove has a bottom surface and two groove side faces. Width of the groove gradually increases from groove opening to the bottom surface. The two groove side faces are a part of a rotational curved surface around a rotation axis arranged in the middle of the two groove side faces. The tongue has two tongue side faces for matching with the two groove side faces, and the two tongue side faces have the same shape as the groove side faces. In the process of engaging, the tongue is rotated with respect to the groove and joggled into the groove to make the two tongue side faces attach to the two groove side faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Pok Yin Lam
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140241794
    Abstract: A connector system of a structural frame work for display structures, the system comprising a socket device and a plug device that can be coupled to the socket device, the socket device including an outer housing and a socket member in the socket housing, the socket member having a socket hole of non-circular cross-section disposed in a distance behind a coupling hole that is bordered by a retainer wall of the outer socket housing, the plug device comprises a plug body and a coupling sleeve slidably and rotatably fitted onto the plug body that includes an exposed plug end portion axially projecting out of the coupling sleeve to fit into the socket hole of the socket member, the coupling sleeve including at least one radial locking nose projecting outwardly from the free end portion of the coupling sleeve that fits through the coupling hole of the socket housing when the coupling sleeve is in a release position, the plug body and the coupling sleeve include axial cam members engaging each other to cooperate up
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: BOTAK SIGN PTE LTD
    Inventor: Boon Keng Sim
  • Publication number: 20140209116
    Abstract: A decorative element includes a base element configured as a support element with at least one of wire-formed and thread formed pins arranged thereon with at least one of ornamental elements, decorative elements and utility elements, wherein the support element comprises a multi-component formed element at least partially configured as at least one of a partial sphere and a partial rotational element that includes bore holes arranged over a circumference of the at least one of the sphere and the rotational element for receiving the pins, wherein one of the pins is inserted through a bore hole and fixed relative to the formed element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Seibt
  • Patent number: 8764050
    Abstract: A device for a passenger protection system of a vehicle is provided. The device comprises an oblong gas generator which is formed and provided to provide gas for inflating a gas bag in a case of activation, wherein the gas generator includes at least one firmly arranged stay bolt protruding from the shell surface of the gas generator, and a sleeve-shaped gas conducting element connected with the gas generator, which is formed and provided to divert gas flowing out of the gas generator and introduce the same into a gas bag to be inflated. The gas conducting element is connected with at least one of the stay bolts of the gas generator by means of a bayonet connector For forming a bayonet connector the gas conducting element forms at least one joining channel for the at least one stay bolt of the gas generator and in the region in which it forms the joining channel the gas conducting element at least partly includes a material reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Takata AG
    Inventors: Peter Baumgartner, Jens Feller, Axel Grüner, Philipp Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20140154004
    Abstract: A connector to enable connection between a device that is typically poorly supported meaning that when the connector is brought into contact with the device there can be little force applied to the device in order that it does not move. A device may be a flexible disposable bioreactor wherein a probe is secured within the bioreactor and a connection enables a reading to be taken from the electrodes of the probe. The connector includes a device connection arrangement, a collar rotatable between a first configuration enabling releasable engagement with a device and a second configuration wherein the device is restrained by the collar. A shoulder is provided in the device connection arrangement to limit insertion of at least a portion of the device into the recess wherein the shoulder aligns at least a portion of the device with a channel provided in the radially inwardly surface of the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Aber Instruments Ltd
    Inventor: Lindsay Agate
  • Publication number: 20140154056
    Abstract: An exhaust-gas turbocharger (1) having a turbine (2) which is provided with a variable turbine geometry (18) and/or a wastegate; and having an actuator (11) which is connected to the variable turbine geometry (18) and/or the wastegate via a coupling rod (14; 14?; 14?). The coupling rod (14; 14?) is connected at its end regions (21, 22) at one side to the actuator (11) and at the other side to a pin (19) of an adjusting shaft arrangement (23; 26) of the variable turbine geometry (18) and/or of the wastegate. The pin (19) of the adjusting shaft arrangement (23; 26) is in the form of a bayonet pin, and that end region (22) of the coupling rod (14) which interacts with the pin (19) is in the form of a bayonet receptacle (24; 27) which is matched to the bayonet pin (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Ramb, Nico Kanoffsky
  • Patent number: 8708595
    Abstract: A panel member locking device includes a bracket affixed to a frame shell, a driving rod vertically movably set in the bracket, a locking rod connected to the driving rod and vertically movable by the driving rod into a through hole at a first panel member and an oblong locating hole at a second panel member and rotatable by the driving rod between a locking position to lock the first and second panel members to the frame shell and an unlocking position to unlock the first and second panel members from the frame shell, a guide tube axially movably set in the bracket to guide the driving rod to move axially and rotate relative to the bracket, a spring member to impart an upward pressure to the guide tube, and a constraint member coupled between the driving rod and the bracket to limit the rotation angle of the driving rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hanwit Precision Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 8677727
    Abstract: Locking devices as well as methods of their manufacture and use are disclosed. One locking device includes first and second legs operatively coupled together to form a perimeter substantially uninterrupted from a proximal end of the first leg to a proximal end of the second leg. The proximal ends are separated by an opening, and each proximal end respectively defines a passage. A keyway extends from the first leg passage, and first and second shoulders are adjacent the keyway. A receiving area extends from the second leg passage. A locking pin passes through the second leg passage and is movable between an open position, a closed position, and an intermediate position. The locking pin has a key and a stop that prevent the locking pin from passing entirely through the second leg passage. A biasing member biases the locking pin in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Terry K. Robins
  • Publication number: 20140030015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fixing device for fixing an actuation device with push-push kinematics on a component of a motor vehicle. The fixing device includes a housing with a guiding element and a locking recess on its outer surface, an opening in the component for inserting the actuation device, a guiding element on the component, and a locking projection on the component. The guiding elements of the actuation device and the component corporate such that the actuation device is guided into the opening in a predetermined rotational position, and the locking projection and the locking recess lock with each other upon the actuation device being inserted fully into the opening in the predetermined rotational position, and thus fix the actuation device on the component. The locking can be released again by rotating of the actuation device out of the predetermined rotational position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Christian BECK
  • Patent number: 8628268
    Abstract: A cam lock clamp comprises a stud having a substantially cylindrical body with a first end including a head area and a second end arranged to support one or more disc springs concentrically about the stud. A socket is arranged to mechanically couple concentrically around the stud with the head area of the stud being exposed above an uppermost portion of the socket. The socket is configured to be firmly attached to a consumable material. A camshaft has a substantially cylindrical body and is configured to mount within a bore of a backing plate. The camshaft further comprises an eccentric cutout area located in a central portion of the camshaft body. The camshaft is configured to engage and lock the head area of the stud when the consumable material and the backing plate are proximate to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Kellogg, Anthony J. Norell, Anthony de la Llera, Rajinder Dhindsa
  • Publication number: 20130343814
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a rod string with a plurality of rod sections and a method for making up and breaking out the rod sections. The rod sections have corresponding pin and box ends, each having grooves and lands and an ungrooved portion. The rod sections can be connected by inserting the pin end into a box end and turning less than a full turn. A lock engagement mechanism having a first end and a second end is provided inside the rod sections and locks when the pin end is rotated into place. The lock engagement mechanism has a rotation stop which protrudes proximate the first end to prevent relative rotation of two rod sections until a key manipulates the lock engagement mechanism to retract the rotation stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Steven W. Wentworth, Robert F. Crane
  • Patent number: 8607399
    Abstract: A quick release attachment for a power tool having a rotatable spindle includes a pad assembly and a quick release connector adapted to join the pad assembly to the spindle. The pad assembly includes a mounting plate and a pad affixed to at least one side of the mounting plate, wherein the pad includes a primary material that is either metal, stone, ceramic, fiber, sand, nylon or polypropylene, and the mounting plate includes a central aperture. The mounting plate aperture further comprises a circular ring disposed therein and has a t-shaped key extending diametrically across the aperture. The t-shaped key comprises a magnetically attractive material. The quick release connector has a main body adapted to fixedly engage the spindle. The connector further has a head end extending from the main body and having a circular cross-section sized to engage the circular ring. The head end further has a slot sized to engage the t-shaped key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Richard T. Umbrell
  • Patent number: 8608117
    Abstract: An elastomeric assembly is disposed within an aperture defined by a supporting structure of a vehicle. The elastomeric assembly is movable between a first position where the elastomeric assembly can move axial within the aperture and a second position where the elastomeric assembly is prohibited from moving axially within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Pullman Company
    Inventor: Troy P. Rodecker
  • Patent number: 8602597
    Abstract: An assembly includes a board, a heat sink, one or more retainers, and/or one or more light-emitting diode packages. The board includes a face surface, a rear surface opposite the face surface, and side edges. The one or more retainers are configured to secure the board to the heat sink. One or more light-emitting diode packages can be secured to the board for creating a light-emitting device assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter E. Lopez, Michael Lay
  • Publication number: 20130312240
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for attaching and accurate positioning of a first workpiece, which defines a first main axis, on a second workpiece, which defines a second main axis and includes an anchor secured on a supporting surface of the second workpiece. The fastening assembly comprises a first member including a fastening portion for holding the first workpiece; a second member including a receptacle for the anchor; and wherein the first member and the second member are movable relative to each other in order to move the fastening portion toward or away from the supporting surface of the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Wolfgang WERENER, Siegfried LAUTNER, Ernst-Ludwig HAHN
  • Publication number: 20130310812
    Abstract: A tool for a medical instrument includes a coupling member on the proximal end of the tool, for releasable mechanical coupling with a distal end of a shaft of a medical instrument, wherein the coupling member is in the form of a helical cutout of a circular cylinder barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Jochen Stefan
  • Publication number: 20130298379
    Abstract: A modular climbing tree that includes a plurality of poles and connecting components configured for connecting the poles and accessories. At least one connecting component has a first connecting part configured for fastening to a pole or surface and an opposite second connecting part having at least one male coupling element and at least one female coupling element for engaging and locking with mating coupling elements of another connecting component. The male and female coupling elements on opposing connecting components are engaged to interlock. Thereafter the opposite connecting components are rotated about their common axis to further lock together in a detachable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Kattens No. 1
    Inventors: Peter Werner Hansen, Per Hojland Jensen, Bjarne Bjerg, Ib Malso
  • Patent number: 8550118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for connecting a valve housing (2; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4) to an actuator (3) in a process valve acting as a lift valve (1; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4). The aim of the invention is to design a device for connecting a valve housing to an actuator in a process valve of the type in question that acts as a lift valve, is shorter and less expensive than all known devices of said type, is as safe as possible when opening, and has a very simple design. Said aim is achieved by mounting the lantern-type housing (3.1) on the valve housing (2; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3, 2.4) by means of a bayonet joint (2f, 2g/3.1d, 3.1e) or a bayonet-type joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Burmester
  • Patent number: 8550743
    Abstract: A system that is used to lock an accessory, for example a cystoscope that is locked to a hand held device that provides prostate ablation therapy, within a housing includes a sliding lock device (SLD) which receives and surrounds at least a portion of the cystoscope in an opening. Once the cystoscope is positioned within the SLD, the user may slide a cover to engage a tab of the cystoscope and secure the cystoscope within the SLD and the housing. The SLD also includes a mechanism for prohibiting cystoscope rotation. After the cystoscope is locked, the SLD allows for a defined amount of axial movement to facilitate prostate viewing and the deployment of prostate ablation therapy. Alternatively, the cover may slide in a rotational manner to secure the cystoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric H. Bonde, Ahmed Elmouelhi, Ross C. Gerber
  • Publication number: 20130189029
    Abstract: The invention refers to an opening cylinder (1) for an open-end spinning device with a core piece (2) and a tooth-set carrier (3) capable of rotating around a common rotating axis (A) and detachably connected to one another by means of a quick-locking mechanism. According to the invention, the quick-locking mechanism is executed as a turn-lock fastener (8), so that the tooth-set carrier (3) is detachably connected to it by means of a rotational movement around the rotational axis (A) relative to the core piece (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: RIETER INGOLSTADT GMBH
    Inventor: RIETER INGOLSTADT GMBH
  • Publication number: 20130140753
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance includes a coupling plate having an edge enclosing an inner area and provided with coupling points of a coupling device for removable coupling of a processing container. The coupling plate is configured in the inner area in either of two ways, a first way in which the coupling plate has a pin which projects in a coupling direction for engagement in a groove in a base section of the processing container, a second way in which the coupling plate has a groove for engagement of a pin which projects in the coupling direction from the base section of the processing container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Andrej Blagotinsek, Ales Brecko, Matej Cater, Uros Jegrisnik, Peter Kovacic
  • Publication number: 20130125372
    Abstract: A fixing arrangement for fixing a first motor vehicle component to a second motor vehicle component includes first second fixing elements. The first and second fixing elements are connectable to each other in a positive locking manner. The second fixing element has a pin configured as a ball; and the first fixing element has a sleeve that fits over the spherical pin to produce a positive locking engagement. The first fixing element has a securing device designed as a cap, which is mounted on an outer shell sleeve surface such that the cap is movable in the axial direction. The sleeve is locked on the spherical pin by axial relative movement of the cap from a defined first position into a defined second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • Publication number: 20130101344
    Abstract: An auger attachment system having a collar combined with an auger and one or more couplers each having a first end and a second end. The coupler first end is adapted to operatively combine with the output drive shaft of an engine suitable for rotating an auger. Each coupler has a different size and/or geometry at their respective first ends to allow each coupler to combine with a drive shaft having the corresponding size and geometry. The coupler second end is adapted to combine with the collar thereby allowing a single auger to be used with multiple drive shafts, each having a different size and/or geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Eric Matthias
  • Patent number: 8425345
    Abstract: A variable length golf club shaft is disclosed herein. The variable length golf club shaft includes at least one upper shaft portion having a first diameter and a hollow lower shaft portion having a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter, wherein the lower shaft portion has at least one notch, and wherein the at least one upper shaft portion has at least one pin that fits within the at least one notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Broadus Perry Wall, Jr., Tim Goudarzi