Socket Patents (Class 403/361)
  • Patent number: 11603880
    Abstract: A turbocharger shaft includes a connection portion at a connection with a wheel of the turbocharger. The shaft includes a stainless steel cladding at least along one or more grooves of the connection portion to reduce the risk of cold cracking and bending fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Hareash Nandalal Vontivilu, Erica M. Raisor, Nikhil Doiphode, Todd M. Wieland, Abhijit Namjoshi, Howard S. Savage
  • Patent number: 11518500
    Abstract: Aircrafts having foldable wings are disclosed. An example aircraft includes a fixed wing portion, a foldable wing tip, and a hinge interface to pivotally couple the foldable wing tip and the fixed wing portion. The hinge interface has a first hinge defining a hinge axis that is substantially parallel to a fuselage centerline. The first hinge has a first dimension in a spanwise direction and a second dimension in a chordwise direction. The first dimension is greater than the second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Steven Good, Steven Paul Walker
  • Patent number: 11384531
    Abstract: An interconnect system for coupling first and second frame members includes female and male interconnect members. The female interconnect is secured to the first frame member and has defined therein a receptacle. The male interconnect member is secured to the second frame member and defines a protrusion configured for selective axial insertion into, and mating engagement with, the receptacle. The receptacle extends axially between a receptacle opening through which the protrusion is axially received and a receptacle rear wall at which the receptacle terminates. The protrusion terminates at a protrusion tip. The receptacle and protrusion are furthermore configured such that at least one of (a) the receptacle and the protrusion are complementarily keyed in order to prevent relative rotational displacement of the male and female interconnect members when they are in mutual mating engagement, and (b) the protrusion tip is magnetically attracted toward the receptacle rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 11261903
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fastener system for use in securing objects, such as stress skinned panels, to a structural support, such as an aircraft spar or cross member. The fastener may be provided with a radially-expandable collar assembly, an anti-rotator assembly, a shaft, and a bolt-lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Donald W. Rice
  • Patent number: 11252939
    Abstract: Disclosed are an arced plate, a first fastener, and a second fastener. The arced plate can define a first arced aperture array and a second arced aperture array. When the arced plate, the first fastener, and the second fastener are used in combination, the fasteners can retain the arced plate as a truncated cone. Each fastener can include inserts configured to extend through, and thereby occupy minor apertures formed in the arced plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kirby Winekoff, Bin Cai
  • Patent number: 11061303
    Abstract: In contrast to the traditional transitions used in systems that switch over a camera with a handheld top mount to a low mode mount, a quick swap top mountable camera mount system includes a quick swap handheld top mount, a quick swap mounting plate, and a quick swap low mode mount. Unlike traditional methods and components, fewer pieces are required to be removed and replaced due, in part, to the use of quick swap coupling elements, which allow various types of mounts to quickly and easily decouple from the quick swap mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Panavision International, L.P.
    Inventors: Dominick Aiello, Haluki Sadahiro, Trach Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10940581
    Abstract: A cleaning device having a cleaning head assembly and a handle assembly is provided. The assemblies are removably attached to one another by a locking mechanism that includes a female attachment portion having a receptacle and being affixed to a cleaning head, and a male attachment portion having a locking projection and being affixed to a handle and adapted for removable engagement with the female attachment portion. The locking projection on the male attachment portion is biased to engage the receptacle in the female attachment portion so as to releaseably lock the cleaning head and the handle together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Winston H. Breeden, III, Andrew J. Carcioppolo, Robert C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10451087
    Abstract: A turbo-compressor comprises a compressor wheel having an attachment arrangement for attaching the wheel to a drive shaft. The attachment arrangement includes an axially extending spigot internally radially located in a bore in the drive shaft and secured to the drive shaft by fastening means into the rear of the compressor wheel. Thus the compressor wheel expands and tightens into the shaft at speed. Furthermore, the nose of the compressor wheel is free to accept an aerodynamic profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Aeristech Limited
    Inventor: Bryn Geoffrey Roddick Richards
  • Patent number: 10220495
    Abstract: Coupling mechanisms for engaging and releasing a tool attachment such as a socket from a drive element include an engaging element and an actuating element. The actuating element can include a collar or other manually-accessible part, and various features allow for a relatively small outside diameter for the collar or other part. These features include configuring the actuating element to contact the engaging element within the drive element, placing the biasing elements within the drive element, and forming guides for parts of the actuating element within the drive element. Also, the engaging element can move along a direction that is oriented at an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of the drive element, in whole or in part. The engaging element can have a first part that moves obliquely in the drive element and a second part that moves radially in the drive element to engage the tool attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: John B. Davidson, C. Robert Moon, George F. Charvat
  • Patent number: 9689421
    Abstract: A security fastener for installation on a wheel having a recess hole extending from a recess entrance of a first diameter comprising an end portion concentric with a longitudinal axis of the fastener, the end portion configured to mate with a corresponding element of the recess hole, an intermediate skirt portion having a side wall region with a diameter within about 6 millimeters of the diameter of the recess entrance, a drive portion having a tapered outer surface and a plurality of circumferentially spaced longitudinally extending key-receiving grooves in the tapered outer surface arranged in a lock pattern to which a driving torque may be applied, the tapered outer surface sloping downward and outward away from the longitudinal axis of the fastener from a top surface to the skirt portion at a taper angle of at least 11 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: McGard LLC
    Inventors: Weston J. Ulrich, David C. Meyer, Dustin D. Bielecki, Kyle M. Weis, Andrew D. Trank
  • Patent number: 9555684
    Abstract: A gas spring assembly includes an end member, a piston assembly and a flexible sleeve secured therebetween. An end closure secures an end of the flexible sleeve to the piston assembly. A connector fitting connects the end closure to a support post of the piston assembly. The connector fitting includes a fitting passage and a first annular groove. A jounce bumper assembly is supported on the connector fitting. The jounce bumper assembly includes a bumper body and a bumper mount. The bumper mount includes securement pin having a second annular groove. A retaining member is received within the first and second annular grooves such that the jounce bumper assembly can freely rotate relative to the connector fitting while substantially restricting axial displacement of the jounce bumper assembly relative to the piston assembly during such rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Street, James D. Boomer
  • Patent number: 9039318
    Abstract: A component connection includes a first vehicle component which has a male fixing element projecting from the first vehicle component, and a second vehicle component, which has a female fixing element that is intended for receiving the male fixing element. The male fixing element is inserted into the female fixing element in an insertion direction. The male fixing element has a functional head, which has partially or completely the shape of a sphere or partially or completely a shape similar to a sphere, and the male fixing element has a foot region, which is connected to the second component in a positive locking manner. The functional head has an excessive dimension in relation to the female fixing element in essence transversely to the insertion direction, so that the two vehicle components can be clamped together in a detachable manner at the fixing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiegesellschaft
    Inventors: Ingo Mantei, Johann Van Niekerk
  • Publication number: 20150139724
    Abstract: A socket for coupling an end piece to a leg member of an article of furniture is described. The socket is insertable into an opening in the leg member and the socket has an opening therein for receiving a stem of the end piece. The socket comprises a tubular body having upper and lower ends. The lower end comprises the opening for receiving the stem of the end piece and the upper end is insertable into the leg member. In addition, the socket comprises a washer attached to the upper end of the socket. When the socket is inserted into the leg member, the washer has an interference fit with the inner diameter of the leg member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Carpin Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20150132050
    Abstract: Disclosed is a locking assembly for axially locking a ferrule in a socket. Also disclosed is a socket configured to the locking assembly. The locking assembly comprises a block that is able to be positioned and secured in the socket adjacent to the opposing end of the ferrule. The locking block may comprise one of a trapezoidal prism, an elongate cam element, a drop-in locking plate, or transversely sliding block parts, each of which can abut an end of the ferrule to secure it in the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Morgan, Wilfred de Sain, Hong Hui Sng
  • Publication number: 20150129342
    Abstract: A two-wheeled vehicle includes a frame having a front frame portion, a mid-frame portion, and a rear frame portion. The mid-frame portion is coupled to the rear frame portion and the front frame portion. The vehicle further includes a plurality of ground-engaging members for supporting the frame. The engine includes an air deflector to assist in cooling a rear cylinder of a V-twin engine. An accessory windshield is also shown which may be coupled to the handlebars and front forks of the vehicle. Also, a rear accessory attachment is shown mountable to the rear fender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Bryan D. O`Rourke, Cal W. Johnson, Chad M. Cunningham, Neil P. Quade, Steven M. Hamlin, Lauren E. Parnofiello, David L. Bagnariol, Joel M. Notaro, Todd M. Zinda, Richard J. Christoph, Jeffrey D. Oltmans
  • Publication number: 20150113748
    Abstract: Quick release mechanisms for auger type cleanout tools are described. The mechanisms enable engagement and disengagement of a handle to an auger without the use of separate retainers or fasteners. Also described are auger type tools and related methods of use utilizing the quick release mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Rutkowski, Jon R. Dunkin
  • Publication number: 20150117943
    Abstract: In a method for working a functional part, which extends in a longitudinal direction and has a lateral surface that surrounds a longitudinal central axis of the functional part running in the longitudinal direction and has an end face bounding the functional part at a free end in the axial direction, a punch that can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the functional part is pressed against the end face of the functional part, while the functional part is initially located in a cavity of a tool, at least over a partial portion of its longitudinal extent that adjoins its free end, which cavity is bounded in the radial direction with respect to the longitudinal central axis by a wall surface surrounding the lateral surface and lying at least partially against the lateral surface, and furthermore the tool, is pulled off from the functional part over the free end of the functional part over a pulling-off travel, while the punch remains pressed against the end face of the functional part, at least over a par
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Keppler-Ott, Helmut Kirmsze
  • Publication number: 20150117944
    Abstract: A male or female element (12, 2) for a conic coupling, the element comprising: an end surface (16, 6) and two angled side surfaces (18, 8) disposed either side of the end surface (16, 6); wherein at least one of the side surfaces (18, 8) has a non-planar profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Derek WJ CLARKE
  • Publication number: 20150107421
    Abstract: A quadrilobe connector defined by a cross-sectional shape derived from a square, where each of the corners of the square is replaced with an arc of a circle, and ends of two adjacent arcs meet to form a depression between the arcs. Further, each of the four arcs is equal in radius and intersects tangentially to each other arc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TORQ FUSION LLC
    Inventor: Radu Saftoiu
  • Publication number: 20150104248
    Abstract: A connection device (1), of a vehicle interior equipment part, has a receiving part (2) which receives, preferably reversibly, an end fitting (4). The end fitting (4) is provided on a structural part with a stop face (5). The stop face (5), in the connected state, bears against a bearing face (2.1) of the receiving part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Andreas Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20150098827
    Abstract: An auger assembly according to one example embodiment includes an auger having a helical flight extending along a longitudinal axis. The auger has a central opening running along the longitudinal axis. The auger has an end that includes at least a portion of a turn having substantially zero pitch. A retaining member has a body including a groove on an outer surface of the body. The groove has a shape complementary to the helical flight at the end of the auger. At least a portion of the end of the auger is retained within the groove. A rotatable coupling member extends along the longitudinal axis. At least a portion of the rotatable coupling member is positioned within the central opening of the auger and presses the outer surface of the retaining member against an inner diameter of the end of the auger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen Alan Reidhaar
  • Publication number: 20150082562
    Abstract: To provide a cleaning device coupling instrument that can easily attach or detach a main body to or from a cleaning part in a cleaning device, and the cleaning device including the cleaning device coupling instrument. A cleaning device coupling instrument 1 which can couple a main body in a cleaning device to a cleaning part to be fixed to the main body has: a first coupling member 10 including a bulging part 100 having a slant part the side peripheral part of which is tapered toward a tip thereof; and a second coupling member 20 including a fitted part 200 in which the bulging part 100 can be loosely fitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Katsuzo Kamada
  • Patent number: 8985888
    Abstract: A modular connector and modular bolt can be adapted to connect first and second prefabricated building components together. The modular connector can include a recess having a multistage notch structure that can be coupled with protrusions of a modular bolt. The chamber can also include a moveable butting element that is operably coupled with the multistage notch structure, where the moveable butting element can be adapted to move further into the chamber when the modular bolt is received by the multistage recess structure such that a relative position of the second prefabricated building component is adjustable with respect to the first prefabricated building component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Hideki Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20150050082
    Abstract: A part installation structure includes: a tongue piece 3 formed such that a sheet-shaped tongue piece provided in a sheet metal part 1 is bent at approximately a right angle to a base connected to the sheet metal part 1; a tongue piece 4 formed such that an approximately L-shaped tongue piece extended from the ends of an installation surface of a sheet metal part 2 is bent at approximately a right angle to the installation surface; and a projection part 2a that is provided, on either the installation surface of the sheet metal part 2 or the tongue piece 3, and that is brought into contact with an opposed surface to apply a pressure thereto when the sheet metal part 1 is installed to the sheet metal part 2 by sandwiching the tongue piece 3 between the installation surface of the sheet metal part 2 and the tongue piece 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsunori Goto, Norimitsu Hasegawa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150037143
    Abstract: A coupling includes a first element having an annular projection and a second element having an annular recess. Both the first element and the second element have a common axis. A radius of the annular projection varies circumferentially around the axis to thereby define a connection profile. The annular projection is removably accommodated within the annular recess to couple the first and second elements to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Wayne MILLER
  • Patent number: 8948438
    Abstract: A speaker cabinet pole mount includes a socket body and an attachment element. The socket body defines a pole socket comprising a first socket part and a second socket part extending generally from one end of the first socket part. The first socket part has a first diameter and the second socket part having a second, smaller diameter. The second socket part has an internal wall which is provided with at least one coupling element adapted to engage with a threaded pole. The attachment element is coupled to the socket body generally at the other end of the first socket part, the attachment element being adapted for connection to a wall of a speaker cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Penn Elcom Limited
    Inventors: James Hatton, Roger Willems
  • Patent number: 8943667
    Abstract: A aspects of one or more exemplary implementations, disclosed is a plastic tool mount and system with a tool connector head with a back side, nose and distal end of the nose; a shaft guide having a channel is formed within the head open at the distal end of the nose; the channel further having a raised bump section of plastic extending from a wall of the shaft guide into the shaft guide channel; and, wherein the diameter of the shaft guide channel at the location of the raised bump is diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ECA Medical Instruments
    Inventors: Dave Ivinson, John Nino
  • Publication number: 20150030387
    Abstract: An example connector system embodiment may be used to quickly align and interconnect two framing members, planar panels or other building components, e.g. during erection of prefabricated or component housing. The connector system includes a male connector and a female connector. The connectors can be attached to, or may be integrally formed with, respective building components to be interconnected. The male connector comprises a tapered protrusion having a cross-sectional extent that decreases monotonically, in at least one dimension, in the direction of protrusion, so as to impart a taper to the tapered protrusion in the at least one dimension. A corresponding female connector comprises a receptacle for receiving the tapered protrusion. The taper may facilitate centering of the male connector with respect to the female connector during mating of the connectors. Depending on the orientation of the connectors, the facilitation of centering may be enhanced by gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Behrouz Poustchi
  • Publication number: 20150003904
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a product including a cast socket structure that may be used to join rails of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, Artur Wyszynski, Robert M. Kielbik
  • Publication number: 20150003905
    Abstract: The present invention is relates to scintillating display panels having integrated interlocking couplings formed in the edge margins of each display panel. The integrated interlocking couplings eliminate the manufacturing time and cost associated with the individual couplings, they also relieve the user of the repeated step of handing each individual coupling and may provide a safety benefit of freeing the technicians hands and attention during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Samuel Mark Cowan, Roman Zenon Shwed, Lindsay Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140369745
    Abstract: A more durable rotation transmitting member for a coupling directly connected to shafts has: drive-side rotation transmitting cushion to which an input shaft is directly connected; and a hub to which an output shaft is directly connected. Two parallel flat surfaces are formed on the outer periphery of the front end of the input shaft, and a shaft hole receives the front end of the input shaft and is formed in the rotation transmitting cushion. Surfaces of the inner wall of the shaft hole protrude toward the axis (O) to face input shaft front end flat surfaces. Each protruding surface comprises two flat sloped surfaces extending in the direction of the axis (O). When the input shaft starts to rotate, each front end flat of the front end comes into surface contact with one of the protruding surface sloped surfaces which faces the flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Noboru Nakagawa, Masaya Kinjyo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8905670
    Abstract: A snap-fit joint comprises plastic male and female members. The male member has a flexible wall shaped along its length to define a terminal anchor portion and a relatively narrower neck portion defined by opposing curved indentations of the wall. The opposing curved indentations taper inwardly from a top to a bottom, such that the distance between opposing curved indentations of the wall is least at the bottom of the wall and greatest at the top. The female member comprises a socket corresponding in shape to that of the male member. As the male member is inserted into the socket, the curved indentations of the male member are flexed inwardly until the male member is seated in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Rex Blakeman
  • Publication number: 20140341639
    Abstract: A locking connector assembly is configured to securely connect a first component to a second component. The locking connector assembly may include a female connector having first and second female ends and a longitudinal passage defined therebetween, and a male connector having first and second male ends. Either of the first or second male ends may be configured to mate with the female connector at either the first or second female ends in order to securely connect the male connector to the female connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher A.J. Iannello, Martin J. Nilsen, Craig E. Ernst, JR., Michael B. Grimm
  • Publication number: 20140341646
    Abstract: [PROBLEM] To provide an anchoring device for holding and securing a plurality of tendons each formed of a filament body made of fiber reinforced plastic. [SOLVING MEANS] An anchoring device according to the present invention secures tendons formed of a filament body made of fiber reinforced plastic by inserting a male member into a female member to sandwich the tendons between them. Each of the female member and the male member is formed in a tapered shape inclined from one end toward the other end and the female member and the male member include a plurality of mount portions at predetermined intervals in a circumferential direction of an inclined tapered face between the female member and the male member, each of the plurality of tendons being placed on a different one of the mount portions. The length from the one end to the other end of each of the female member and the male member corresponding to a length direction of the tapered face in contact with the tendon is equal to or larger than 130 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Koji Watanabe, Minoru Okada, Yanke Zhao, Takayuki Okeno
  • Publication number: 20140321908
    Abstract: A standard (10) of a scaffolding system (1), comprising an elongate tubular wall (12), having a central longitudinal axis (Ls), and at least one supporting projection (14) that protrudes radially outwardly from said tubular wall (12). When the standard (10) is in a vertical orientation, the supporting projection (14), seen in a tangential direction (Ts) relative to the longitudinal axis (Ls), forms an annular supporting surface (16) that encircles the tubular wall (12) and that defines alternating elevations (18) and depressions (20). Also disclosed is a ledger (30) with ledger couplings (40) configured for cooperation with said standard (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Francíscus Jozef Leonardus Hubertus Brinkmann
  • Patent number: 8857300
    Abstract: A joint recognition member is revealed. The joint recognition member includes a joint body formed by a cylinder connected with a polygonal prism. A polygonal hole with a magnet part is set on the cylinder so as to attract driver bits by magnetic force. The device features on that: a narrow neck part with a ring groove is arranged at one end of the cylinder near the polygonal prism. The ring is wrapped around the narrow neck part and outside diameter of the ring is no smaller than that of the cylinder. A protruding ring on the ring is mounted and moved freely in the ring groove. An outer surface of the ring is labeled with words such as size. According to the corresponding polygonal hole, the ring has different shapes and sizes in various colors for fast recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rote Mate Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying-Tsung Lai
  • Publication number: 20140300130
    Abstract: A retaining arrangement includes a first component having a first main body portion and a first interface edge. Also included is a second component operatively coupled to the first component, the second component comprising a second main body portion, a second interface edge in contact with the first interface edge, and an end portion in an overlapped configuration with the first main body portion of the first component. Further included is an aperture defined by an aperture wall and extending through the end portion of the second component. Yet further included is an elastically deformable protrusion extending away from the first main body portion of the first component, the elastically deformable protrusion configured to fittingly engage the aperture proximate an end region of the aperture wall, wherein the elastically deformable protrusion is formed of an elastically deformable material and configured to elastically deform upon engagement with the aperture wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Steven E. Morris, James M. Kushner, Victoria L. Enyedy, Jennifer P. Lawall, Piotr J. Ogonek
  • Publication number: 20140270933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method of manufacturing silicon seed rod in which two silicon seeds are joined into one long silicon seed rod by mechanical coupling. A mechanical seed coupler is a body in having an outer wall, an upper surface with an upper aperture, a lower surface with a lower aperture, and an inner wall surrounding an inner space. The mechanical seed couple can be of a shape including a cylinder shape, an elliptical tube shape, a rectangular tube shape and a square tube shape. Furthermore the mechanical seed coupler can be of unitary construction, made from one solid piece of material, or it can be composed of subparts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation (MIPSA)
    Inventors: Joseph Lovorn, Larry Gurley
  • Publication number: 20140239679
    Abstract: A RTA recliner is provided whereby the recliner mechanism is provided attached to the RTA component parts and provides a disassembled configuration that is substantially rectangular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Billy Joe Griggs, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140234023
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an attachment/detachment mechanism detachably fixes an insertion member and an outer sheath member. The mechanism includes a removal preventing member and a rotation preventing member. The removal preventing member is configured to restrict movement of the insertion member inserted in the outer sheath member relative thereto in a removing direction. The rotation preventing member is configured to restrict movement of the insertion member inserted in the outer sheath member relative thereto in a rotating direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Masaru Yanagihara
  • Publication number: 20140220817
    Abstract: A holding metal fitting includes: a side plate portion extending in a width direction X of a socket (a connector coupler); a bottom plate portion connected to a lower side of the side plate portion; an attachment piece portion a projecting from the bottom plate portion to the outside of a socket housing (a housing) and being attached and fixed to a circuit board; and an anchor portion extending from the side plate portion into the socket housing. Moreover, an outer wall surface (a wall surface) of the anchor portion includes an engagement portion for a resin inside the housing to engage with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kuninaka
  • Patent number: 8789249
    Abstract: A shoe comprising a shoe upper including a male member and a shoe sole including a female receptor for locking with the male member. The male member locks with the female receptor by moving the male member with respect to the female receptor in a first direction, which locks the shoe upper with the shoe sole. The male member unlocks from the female receptor by moving the male member an additional distance further in the first direction, which unlocks the shoe upper from the shoe sole. The female receptor includes resilient arms to hold and release the male member and a stop to prevent movement of the resilient arms in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Convertible Shoe, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Gerald Pearce
  • Publication number: 20140205371
    Abstract: A modular rail adapter that automates latching an adapter to a DIN rail without the need for users to manually latch adapter to a rail. Users simply snap the adapter to the DIN rail in one, continuous movement using a built-in, self-latching catch mechanism. The present adapter eliminates, or greatly reduces the adapter clearance gap to enable a simple, safe, cost effective and user-friendly snap-on mechanism that doesn't require users to remember to latch the accessory being attached to a DIN rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Patent number: 8783997
    Abstract: A plastic tool mount and system with a tool connector head with a back side, nose and distal end of the nose; a shaft guide having a channel is formed within the head open at the distal end of the nose; the channel further having a raised bump section of plastic extending from a wall of the shaft guide into the shaft guide channel; and, wherein the diameter of the shaft guide channel at the location of the raised bump is diminished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ECA Medical Instruments
    Inventors: David Ivinson, John Nino
  • Publication number: 20140199116
    Abstract: The plug-in coupling comprises a negative coupling part and a positive coupling part consisting of a pin having a ball head. The negative coupling part comprises a coupling construction made of a first material for accommodating and detachably fastening the positive coupling part, and a retaining construction made of a second material, which surrounds the coupling construction, for fastening the negative coupling part to the second component, wherein the second material has a higher elasticity than the first material, such that component vibrations can be absorbed by the retaining construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Andreas Metten, Jasmin Fritzsch
  • Patent number: 8757920
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus for positioning an object in respective axis directions of an X-axis, a Y-axis perpendicular to the X-axis, and a Z-axis orthogonal to the X-axis and the Y-axis and positioning the object around the Z-axis within a plane parallel to the X-axis and the Y-axis is provided. A fastener detachably fastens the retainer. A gap is formed between a first reference surface of the retainer and the second reference surface of the fastener when a fixing shaft of the retainer is inserted into a fixing hole of the fastener, an outer surface of a pyramid part of the fixing shaft fits to an inner surface of the fixing hole and the object is positioned in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honma Seisakusho
    Inventor: Kazuo Honma
  • Publication number: 20140150191
    Abstract: Drive coupling assembly (50) for a high-speed rotating brush, comprising:—a coupling head (100) having a coupling head rotation axis (Lch) and including three drive surfaces (106) which are arranged to be rotationally symmetrical through 120° with respect to said coupling head rotation axis; and—a coupling member (200), having a coupling member rotation axis (Lcm) and including three first drive surfaces (210a) which are arranged to be rotationally symmetrical through 120° with respect to said coupling member rotation axis, wherein said coupling head (100) and said coupling member (200) are detachably couplable, such that, in a coupled condition, their rotational axes (Lch, Lcm) are aligned and the coupling head is rotatable to drive each of its drive surfaces (106) in contact with a respective first drive surface (210a) of the coupling member, to thereby exert both a torque and an axially directed force on the coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Bastiaan Johannes De Wit, Wiebe Wierda, Fokke Roelof Voorhorst
  • Publication number: 20140147198
    Abstract: Disclosure relates to a method of sharing a session key between wireless communication terminals using a variable-length authentication code. The method includes: generating a public key by using an own private key; generating a message including the public key and a first random number and encoding the message using an own secret key to exchange an encrypted message with the other terminal; decoding the encrypted message of the other terminal by receiving a secret key of the other terminal; generating an authentication code by calculating the first random number and a second random number included in the decoded message; obtaining a medium value from the authenticated code; and generating a session key by using a public key included in the decoded message of the other terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Hyun Ho Kim, Jae Chang Lee