Interdigitated Ends Patents (Class 403/364)
  • Patent number: 10823230
    Abstract: A disconnect shaft for use in an integrated drive generator longitudinally extending between a first end and a second end having a plurality of gear teeth extending longitudinally from a first face disposed at the first end. A cam ledge is at an intermediate location between the first end and the second end. An annular cavity is defined between an inner surface of an inner bore of the disconnect shaft and an outer surface of a radially inner portion of the disconnect shaft. A generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers
  • Patent number: 10555605
    Abstract: A method and system to create a modular shelving or storage unit. Different pieces are provided which are configured to be joined together (by sliding) without using any adhesive and can form a box. A plurality of boxes can then be joined together by sliding them together to form a plurality of joined boxes. As such, a custom, modular shelf can be easily constructed by a user simply by joining the pieces which are already provided to him/her. In this manner, custom shelfs can be easily constructed which would fit most any area of physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Craig R Berger
  • Patent number: 10543614
    Abstract: A structural joint for attaching two boards by their butts, achieving the correct transmission of forces between them by means of a staggered configuration of the butts thereof to increase the contact surface between both boards, allowing the mutual coupling thereof, both being aligned and coplanar, and at least one of the steps of both boards having a finger profile to further increase the contact surface between both boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Manuel Perez-Romero, Jaime Tarazona-Lizarraga
  • Patent number: 10041259
    Abstract: A floor panel has a rectangular and oblong shape, and includes a substrate and a top layer provided on the substrate and forming a decorative side of the floor panel. The top layer is composed of a print provided on a carrier sheet and a transparent thermoplastic layer situated above the print. The substrate has a thickness from 2 to 10 millimeter and forms at least half of the thickness of the floor panel. The substrate is a polyurethane-based substrate and the transparent thermoplastic layer is polyurethane-based. The floor panel has a length of more than 1.1 meters and has a plurality of reinforcing layers situated outside the center line of the substrate. A reinforcing layer may be provided in combination with the substrate and the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Luc Vanhastel
  • Patent number: 9540826
    Abstract: Floor panels which are provided with a mechanical locking system including tongue and grooves provided with protrusions and cavities which are displaceable in relation to each other. A set of floor panel provided with a locking system including a displaceable tongue in a displacement groove in a first edge of a first floor panel, cooperating for vertical locking of the edges with a tongue groove in adjacent second edges of a second floor panel, the locking system further including a locking strip with a locking element in one edge which cooperates, for horizontal locking of the edges, with a locking groove in an adjacent edge, the displaceable tongue includes a protrusion and the displacement groove a cavity, the protrusion is slideable against a wall of the cavity to obtain a displacement of the tongue in a first direction perpendicular to the edges and thereby the vertical locking of the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Christian Boo
  • Patent number: 9249582
    Abstract: A floating floor system includes a plurality of floor panels, each including: a resilient base layer; a wear layer forming an uppermost surface of the floor panel atop the resilient base layer and having a higher degree of stiffness than the resilient base layer; a first locking edge portion having a first locking profile that includes a first horizontal locking feature, a first vertical locking feature, and a channel having a channel floor, being formed by the wear layer and the resilient base layer, and including a channel bed thickness measured between the uppermost surface and the channel floor, the wear layer forming at least 5% of the channel bed thickness; and a second locking edge portion having a second locking profile that includes a second horizontal locking feature, a second vertical locking feature, and a second vertical ridge and being located opposite the first locking edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Kean M. Anspach, John R. Eshbach, Jr., Brent L. Stoll, Sunil Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 9204501
    Abstract: A device for applying microwave energy to a product having a microwave cavity defined by a top wall, bottom wall, and opposing sidewalls. The central portion of the microwave cavity contains a conveyer for moving product through the microwave cavity. A waveguide passes through one of the walls of the microwave cavity and directs microwave energy through the mouth of the waveguide which is located in the central portion of the microwave cavity, near the conveyer. The microwave energy is applied directly to the product without the need for antennas, stirring devices, scattering devices, or diffusing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Cibus Wave LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cashman, Richard Cashman
  • Patent number: 9084516
    Abstract: The invention relates to a joint system for providing a joint between two sections of material. The joint system comprises a projection section (30) and a recess section (32) of respective sections of material to be joined. The projection and recess sections (30, 32) are adapted to interengage. The projection section (30) comprises at least two engagement portions (34, 36, 38, 40). Each engagement portion is either a male engagement portion (34, 38) or a female engagement portion (36, 40). The recess section (32) comprises at least two engagement portions adapted to engage the engagement portions of the projection section (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Taplanes Limited
    Inventor: Andrew David Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20150132051
    Abstract: A component that is to be mounted so as to be rotatable about an axis of rotation and transmits torque along with a rotating partner includes a first serration that extends about the axis of rotation and is to mesh with the rotating partner which has an adequate second serration mating with the first serration. The first serration has a plurality of teeth which have tooth tips extending substantially in the direction of the axis of rotation and tooth valleys located between the tooth tips. The tooth tips of the first serration each have a meshing edge forming a first line, while the tooth valleys located between the teeth each define a second line. At least two adjacent second lines intersect at an imaginary point lying between the axis of rotation and the maximum circumference of the first serration, in the semicircular surface beyond the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: NEAPCO EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Felchner, Luis Hoeks, Wolfgang Jackels
  • Publication number: 20150132052
    Abstract: A coupling element with an axis of rotation (A), about which the coupling element can rotate, having a plane-sided spur toothing extending axially with respect to the axis of rotation (A) and having teeth, the spur toothing being designed in such a way that it can engage into a plane-sided countertoothing of a second coupling element for the transmission of a torque about the axis of rotation and the first coupling element and the second coupling element are connectable fixedly in terms of rotation to one another. A coupling arrangement with coupling elements and a method for producing the coupling element is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tobias HOFMANN, Christian SEEL, Ulrich RIEDEL
  • Publication number: 20150129714
    Abstract: The disclosure disclosed a connection device for connecting first means of the airplane to second means of the airplane. The first means and the second means are provided with connection regions, which lengthwise extend in a first direction and are connected with each other, respectively. A plurality of finger-like grooves, which are parallel with each other and extend respectively in a second direction inclined relative to the first direction in which the connection region extends, are provided respectively on a connection face of the connection region of the first means and a connection face of the connection region of the second means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Gang Wei, Juan Feng
  • Publication number: 20150078817
    Abstract: A resin parts coupling structure includes a first and second resin members, e.g., parts of a motorcycle body. The first member includes a first projected portion projected inwardly from an flat surface portion of the vehicle body. The second member includes a second projected portion engaged with and thereby coupled to the first projected portion. The first projected portion includes a hollow space formed between an inside surface of the first projected portion and the flat surface portion, an engagement hole communicating between the hollow space and the flat surface portion, and a first receiving portion disposed away from the engagement hole. The second projected portion includes a second receiving portion which contacts the first receiving portion, and a claw portion which extends outwardly of the second receiving portion and securely engages the engagement hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yohei YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 8978335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel designed for mechanical connection with at least one further, identical panel by means of pivoting, with a tongue and groove profile (6, 8) for fastening the panels (2, 4) at the same height with respect to one another, comprising a groove profile (6) with a short groove cheek (14), a groove bottom (16) and a long groove cheek (18) on at least one side of the panel and a tongue profile (8) corresponding to the groove profile (6) on at least one side of the panel, wherein the long groove cheek (18) has a greater thickness (M) at its free end (20) than in the region under the free end of the short groove cheek (14), and wherein in the assembled state the tongue and groove each have upper bearing faces (24a, 24b), which are inclined with respect to the surface (10) of the panel (2, 4), and lower bearing faces (26a, 26b) which are rounded, and with locking means (28a, 28b) for fastening the panels (2, 4) in the same plane with respect to one another, comprising a locking face (28b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: tilo GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Kiefel, Franz Schrattenecker
  • Publication number: 20150037092
    Abstract: A web component suitable for use with a snap-fit assembly is disclosed herein. The web component includes, but is not limited to, a sheet metal member that has a periphery and a first side and a second side. The sheet metal member also includes a plurality of protrusions that extend from a first surface of the first side and from a second surface of the second side. The plurality of protrusions are disposed proximate a portion of the periphery and are configured to engage a female receiver associated with the snap-fit assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Grieco
  • Publication number: 20150016880
    Abstract: A shaft/hub connection for vehicles or for use in drive systems with a cylinder-shaped shaft component, containing elevations or depressions on the lateral surface and a hub component having a bore, including inside the bore also elevations or depressions, whereby the shaft component can be mounted inside the bore of the hub component. It is further distinguished in that inside the bore of the hub component at least 2 surfaces are arranged such that an elastic deformation of these surfaces in the radial direction is possible and inside the bore of the hub component at least 2 surfaces are arranged such that an elastic deformation of these surfaces in the radial direction is less possible. In addition, the shaft/hub connection is characterized in that the elastically deformable surfaces are connected in a materially bonding manner with the elastically less deformable surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Karlheinz Nicolai
  • Publication number: 20150010350
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism comprising at least two complementary shaped connecting members and a spline member wherein the at least two complementary shaped connecting members are configured to engage with each other and spline member is configured to secure the at least two connecting members together when the at least two complementary shaped connecting members are in an engaged configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Brian A. Emanuel
  • Patent number: 8927081
    Abstract: An artificial skin such as an outer covering or skin for an animatronic character. The skin may be formed by a method that includes providing a mold assembly with an exterior mold and a core. In the mold assembly, a cavity is formed between inner surfaces of the exterior mold and exterior surfaces of the core that defines the skin system. The mold assembly includes a seam-forming wall extending between the inner and exterior surfaces. The method includes inserting an elongate, tubular guide through holes in the seam-forming wall and pouring an elastomeric material into the mold to occupy the cavity between the exterior mold and the interior core. The method includes, after the material has hardened, cutting a seam in the skin system by cutting the material along the seam-forming wall. The tubular guide is separated into guide segments and a staggered joint is formed at the cut seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Tye, Philip John Jackson
  • Patent number: 8925864
    Abstract: A component for building a fuselage section of an aircraft includes a border area connectable to a corresponding further border area of a further component so as to form an electrically conductive joint, wherein the component includes a composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Cihangir Sayilgan, Robert Alexander Goehlich
  • Publication number: 20140314477
    Abstract: A connector 11 includes a connector housing 13, terminal fittings 17, and a spacer 15 which is placed in a spacer attachment hole 21. Each spacer side surface 29 has a first lock projection 31 and a second lock projection 33. Each connector housing inner surface 23 is formed with a provisionally engaging portion 41 with which the first lock projection 31 is engaged in a provisionally lock state, a completely locking portion 47 with which the first lock projection 31 is engaged in a completely lock state, and an insertion force increasing portion 55 with which the second lock projection 33 is kept in contact when the spacer 15 is moved from a provisionally lock position to a completely lock position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Hamai, Akihiro Tsuruta, Nobuyuki Mukoujima
  • Publication number: 20140270934
    Abstract: A construction system uses a comb connector element in combination with flat or generally planar polygonal shapes of various types. The comb connector elements connect to the edges of the planar polygonal shapes. Each comb connector has at least one pair of connector members. Each connector member has a proximal end connected to the polygonal member, and a distal end. Each connector member having a face portion that includes a recess extending from a central region of the face portion. The recess extends to the distal end of the face member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael James Acerra
  • Publication number: 20140263865
    Abstract: A floor stand system for mounting an electrical box above a floor includes an electrical box mount having a mechanical interface thereon. A set of substantially interchangeable floor supports have mating mechanical interfaces at their upper ends for connecting to the mechanical interface on the electrical box mount. The set of floor supports includes a plurality of floor supports having different fixed lengths. The floor supports are substantially interchangeable so that one of the floor supports having a fixed length suitable for supporting the electrical box mount at a desired elevation above the floor can be selected and connected to the electrical box mount using the mechanical interfaces to create a floor stand suitable for supporting the electrical box mount at the desired elevation above the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jayanth Koragappa Salian, Shainish Nellikka
  • Patent number: 8806836
    Abstract: A building anchor system includes a pair of elongate anchor rods (1,2), an anchor rod coupling joint (3) for joining the anchor rods end-on-end, the anchor rod coupling joint comprising or including a sleeve (4, 5, 6 & 7) for connection to an end of one of the anchor rods (1) a slideable arm (8) receivable in the sleeve for connection to an end of the other anchor rod (2) a closed slot within the arm or sleeve for slideably receiving the free end of a stop member (13) by which movement of the anchor rods along their major axis is possible to the extent allowed by the length of the slot, and frictional adjustment means (6,7) acting between the arm and the sleeve by which they may be joined and by which the force required to move them with respect to each other can be selectively varied. The invention also extends of a method of preventing or inhibiting catastrophic structural failure of a building by installing one or more anchor systems of the type described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cintec International Limited
    Inventors: Peter James, Dennis Lee, Sara Paganoni, Dina D'Ayala
  • Publication number: 20140227939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sawtooth structure in which an external sawtooth structure and an internal sawtooth structure engage with each other to support a fine joint angle adjustment function, and to a toy block-comprising such structure. A sawtooth structure of the present invention comprises an external sawtooth structure and an internal sawtooth structure, wherein the external sawtooth structure has an inner surface with one or more areas on which an inner sawtooth portion of the external sawtooth structure containing at least two or more inner sawteeth of the external sawtooth structure is formed, and the internal sawtooth structure has an outer surface with one or more areas on which an outer sawtooth portion of the internal sawtooth structure that corresponds to the inner sawtooth portion of the external sawtooth structure and that contains at least two or more outer sawteeth of the internal sawtooth structure is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: Kajin Group Pte, Ltd., Synthia Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 8793956
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel which is suitable for use as wall and/or ceiling paneling, in addition to an associated method for laying said panels and a method for the production thereof. The inventive panel for a wall or ceiling comprises coupling means. The coupling means are embodied in such a way that the panel can be joined to other panels in various positions. Said positions can, for example, involve various distances between the longitudinal edges of two panels that are arranged in parallel. According to the inventive laying method, a first panel is engaged with a second panel in a first step, whereupon the panels assume an angular position in relation to each other. At least one of the panels, particularly the first panel, is pivoted in a second step on a common plane, whereupon the panels become locked in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Kronoplus Technical AG
    Inventors: Christian Leopolder, Maik Moebus
  • Publication number: 20140205373
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a joint for assemble of two furniture parts to each other. A first furniture part (1) has a male part (3) for co-operation with a female part (4) of a second furniture part (2). Each of the male and female parts (3, 4) has a number of grooves (5, 6). At assembly the male part (3) is moved along the female part (4) by means of co-operation between the grooves (5, 6) of the male and female part (3, 4), respectively. The co-operating male and female parts (3, 4) have an insertion position and an end position, in which end position the furniture parts (1, 2) are assembled to each other. The grooves (5, 6) of one of the female and male parts (3, 4) are compressed during movement from the insertion position to the end position. The grooves (5, 6) of the pair of co-operating female part (4) and male part (3) are such that the furniture parts (1, 2) are pressed toward each other when the male part (3) is moved along the female part (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
    Inventors: Benny Andersson, Göran Sjöstedt, Anders Eriksson
  • Publication number: 20140161517
    Abstract: A device to be used singly or in plurality for adjusting and maintaining the height of a failed adjustable cylinder used in furniture is provided. The device is a flexible elongated generally “C-shaped” in cross section member sized with an interior diameter slightly smaller than the diameter of an adjustable height furniture cylinder cylindrical perimeter. The device(s) are sufficiently resilient that they can be flexed to allow the cylinder to pass into and reside within the interior region thereof. The devices are preferably ribbed on the inside surface, and are made to releaseably interlock when used plurally. A interlocking connection may be employed The devices thus adjust and maintain the desired height of the furniture utilizing an adjustable height cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Lee Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20140161518
    Abstract: A connector for connecting two furniture modules or other stationary objects to form a modular system. The connector includes two hardware pieces, to be mounted onto two furniture modules, respectively. The first piece fits into the second piece in a loading/unloading position, and then moves to a locked position where prongs of the first piece are dovetailed with slots of the second piece. A detent on one hardware piece and a track in the other hardware piece are provided to help the first piece stay in the locked position, but to allow the first piece to move out of the locked position into the loading/unloading position when sufficient force is applied. A furniture unit formed by joining multiple modules using the connector can safely withstand reasonable outside forces in various directions without shifting or separating. The system also allows for easy and intuitive unlocking/dismounting to separate the two modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth H. KO
  • Patent number: 8747020
    Abstract: A conduit for the formation of pervious pavement includes a first portion and a second portion joinable to the first portion. The first portion includes a pair of first receiving notches and a pair of third receiving notches oriented perpendicular to the first receiving notches. The second portion includes a pair of second receiving notches and a pair of fourth receiving notches oriented perpendicular to the first receiving notches. When the first and second portions are joined to one another, the pair of first receiving notches cooperates with the pair of second receiving notches to define a pair of first attachment openings for receiving a first structural member of a reinforcing mesh, and the pair of third receiving notches cooperates with the pair of fourth receiving notches to define a pair of second attachment openings for receiving a second structural member of the reinforcing mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: JJA Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Allen
  • Patent number: 8740496
    Abstract: A conduit for the formation of pervious pavement includes a first connector and a second connector joinable to the first connector. The first connector includes a pair of first receiving notches. The second connector includes a pair of second receiving notches oriented perpendicular to the first receiving notches. When the first and second connector are joined to one another, the pair of first receiving notches cooperates with the second connector to define a pair of first attachment openings for receiving a first structural member of a reinforcing mesh, and the pair of second receiving notches cooperates with the first connector to define a pair of second attachment openings for receiving a second structural member of the reinforcing mesh. First and second tubes are inserted into the first and second connectors to complete the conduit assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: JJA Engineering LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20140112713
    Abstract: A mechanism for coupling a first structure to a second structure may include a first member and a second member. The first member may include first and second end portions, and the first end portion of the first member may be coupled to the first structure. The second end portion of the first member may include an opening to a cavity extending between the first and the second end portions. The second end portion of the first member may include an engagement member that protrudes into the cavity. The second member also may include a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion of the second member may be received into the cavity. The second end portion of the second member may include an engagement structure that cooperates with the engagement member to prevent the movement of the first structure relative to the second structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. DAVIS
  • Publication number: 20140102590
    Abstract: A monocoque furniture assembly and method of manufacture is provided that utilizes modular wood segments connected by interlocking mating joints that are self-registering for ease of assembly and elimination of the need for special assembly tools. The monocoque structure achieves structural integrity with much thinner sheet material. The system can further include a series of reinforcing struts, trusses, ribs and doublers where required that distribute loads as well as a labeling protocol identifying mating assembly points and orientation thereby eliminating the need for lengthy assembly instructions, special skill or training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Towey
  • Publication number: 20140054954
    Abstract: A coupling arrangement having a rotational axis, about which the coupling arrangement can rotate, having: a first coupling element with an axially-extending flat-side spur toothing system having radially extending first teeth, a second coupling element with an axially-extending flat-side corresponding toothing system which engages axially into the spur toothing system and has radially-extending second teeth, and at least one means for bracing the first coupling element axially with the second coupling element, which coupling elements are fixedly connected fixedly to one another to rotate together about the rotational axis via the toothing systems to transmit torque. The teeth of at least one of the toothing systems have tooth tip lines that are curved convexly in the axial direction away from a tooth root.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: HIRSCHVOGEL UMFORMTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Hofmann, Stephan Lutzenberger, Christian Seel, Stephan Weidel
  • Patent number: 8573909
    Abstract: In a tool coupling in the form of a cutting tool used for internal machining operations, a second component having a single cutting portion is clamped to a first component by means of a clamping screw. The second component has a mounted surface with three male engaging members interfacing with three female engagement members on a mounting surface of the first component. Each of the three female engagement members has two sets of side surfaces located on a shared portion, the shared portion exhibiting mirror symmetry about a first plane, and each set of side surfaces having two opposing flank surfaces separated by the first plane. Only one of the two flank surfaces of each of the two sets of side surfaces is in clamping contact with a corresponding abutment surface on each of the three male engaging members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil Hecht
  • Publication number: 20130240471
    Abstract: A shelving system is disclosed that couples together a pallet storage rack and a bulk storage rack. The pallet storage rack includes an upstanding post with structure different than the upstanding post for the bulk storage rack. Accordingly, the shelving system includes at least a beam having first and second ends, where the first end is adapted to couple with a pallet storage rack, and where the second end is adapted to couple with a bulk storage rack. The disclosed structure therefore couples together the bulk storage and pallet storage racks to conserve space and provide a more convenient, stable, and efficient storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald James Wiese, Darren M. Baughman
  • Publication number: 20130230352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a Power Take-Off (PTO) coupler and equipment equipped therewith. The PTO coupler comprises a first extremity to be connected to the equipment and a second extremity. The second extremity has a plurality of teeth along a circumference thereof, wherein subsequent teeth are separated from one another by a gap, and each of the teeth has a base narrower than its top. When the PTO coupler is engaged to a corresponding receiving coupler, the interlocking of the plurality of teeth and gaps counteract axial load generated during operation of the PTO coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Denis GOULET, Alain THIVIERGE, Louis LAMONTAGNE
  • Patent number: 8505686
    Abstract: An apparatus for cranking a shackle of a pump jack. The apparatus includes a shaft which fits through the shackle. The apparatus includes an arm rotatably attached to the shaft The apparatus includes a handle for cranking the shaft. The handle having a locked state in which the handle is unable to rotate the shaft, and an unlocked state in which the handle is able to rotate the shaft. The handle attached to the arm. The apparatus includes a locking mechanism engaging the arm at a pivot point and the shaft, the locking mechanism placing the handle in the locked state or the unlocked state by moving the handle about the pivot point to a first position or a second position, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Parker
  • Publication number: 20130200763
    Abstract: The invention discloses a structure for fixing frames and an LCD device. The structure for fixing frames includes a first frame and a second frame. The second frame is located inside of the first frame. Convex modules and countersinks are arranged in pairs on a contact surface between the first frame and the second frame. The convex modules are embedded into the countersinks for fixing the first frame and the second frame. The countersinks are blind holes. In the invention, because the frames are fixed by matching the countersinks with the convex modules and the countersinks are blind holes, no hollow structure is formed on the frame provided with the countersinks. Compared with the mounting structure having the through holes, the strength of the frames is significantly improved. When the two frames required to be installed are aligned and pressed, the convex modules is embedded into the countersinks for assembling the frames. This is a simple and efficient assembly method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 8490359
    Abstract: An assembly of blocks for use in yard and garden environments includes a plurality of discrete blocks each having a body portion and a joining portion, the joining portion having a plurality of angled teeth. The teeth of a first one of the plurality of blocks interlock with the teeth of a second one of the plurality of blocks such that the first and second blocks are connected together and arranged perpendicular relative to one another so that the plurality of blocks has an L-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventors: Joan M. Perotti, Mark C. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130170901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling having spur gearing for transmitting torques and/or transverse forces between a first part (4), which is provided with first spur gearing (1, 1a), and a second part (5), which is provided with second spur gearing (1, 1b) so as to be complementary to the first spur gearing (1, 1a). At least one of the parts is in particular a shaft, an axle, a pin or a flange, and it is possible to bring the first spur gearing into form-fitting engagement with the second spur gearing. The invention is characterized in that at least one of the spur gearing systems comprises at least one groove (39) of constant width (B), wherein the longitudinal center line of the groove forms a circular arc (41) having a first center (M1) in at least one section of the groove and, in at least one other section of the groove, forms a circular arc having at least one second center (M2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Erich Schuermann
  • Publication number: 20130102396
    Abstract: A torque transmission assembly has a first shaft, a second shaft, and a coupling device. The coupling device includes a first coupling member rotating with the first shaft, and a second coupling member fixed with the second shaft. The first coupling member includes a bottom wall having a mounting face, and a plurality of arms extending axially from the mounting face. The arms are circumferentially spaced from each other with a receiving space defined between each two neighboring arms. The second coupling member includes a main body and a plurality of spaced arms extending radially from an outer periphery of the main body. Each of the arms of the second coupling member is received in a respective receiving space of the first coupling member, thus the first coupling member rotates with the second coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventor: Johnson Electric S.A.
  • Patent number: 8424577
    Abstract: A finger joint in a joint assembled of at least mainly woody parts (1, 2), such as sawn timber, glued wood, plywood, fiberboard, LVL, LSL, comprises at least one finger. The finger shapes needed complementarily have been milled with a cutting tool, such as a milling curser, to the both parts (1, 2). The height of at least one complementary pair of fingers varies along the length of the interlocking finger pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Tuomo Poutanen
  • Publication number: 20130094901
    Abstract: A plate assembly, including: a first plate having a circumference and a plurality of indentations extending radially inward or outward from the circumference; and a second plate, at least partially aligned with the first plate in a radial direction, having a plurality of protrusions at least partly disposed within the plurality of indentations and compressively engaged with the first plate such that the second plate is fixed with respect to the first plate in axial, radial, and circumferential directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
  • Publication number: 20130039698
    Abstract: A clamping carrier element is disclosed, for flat assemblies including a housing. In at least one embodiment, the clamping carrier element is configured on the upper face of the housing in such a manner that a plurality of clamping carrier elements can be stacked one above the other via a connection technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Manuel Geitner, Wolfgang Holmer
  • Publication number: 20120303005
    Abstract: Torque shafts and other related systems and methods are described herein. The torque shafts are both flexible and capable of transmitting torque. The torque shafts are useful for procedures that require torque and pushability to drive or deploy a device. The flexibility and pushability of the torque shafts enable them to curve along a tortuous path, and the torque transferring capability of the shafts enable them to transmit torque along the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: David C. Forster, Brian Beckey, Brandon Walsh, Scott Heneveld, Alex T. Roth
  • Publication number: 20120282023
    Abstract: An assembly element for enabling an adjustable assembly of a decorative element, such as a decorative plate, having a housing capable of containing an electronic apparatus, such as a computer, said assembly element comprising at least one means for attachment onto the outer surface. The assembly element comprising a first securing element capable of enabling the securing of the assembly element to the decorative element, said assembly element also having a second securing element capable of engaging with the at least one attachment means such as to enable the securing of the assembly element to the housing while maintaining a constant spacing between the assembly element and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Marc Riobe
  • Publication number: 20120245792
    Abstract: A hand held portable truck safety equipment tester uses loading rack criteria to confirm proper operation of the truck but is contained in a small portable battery operated unit. This unit allows for correlation to a rack controller's test and includes direct readout via an LED screen showing the error condition. Additionally, the tester has the capability to test all types of trucks without the need for adapters to accommodate different connectors and allows for remote diagnostics. The tester automatically determines which type of sensor and what grounding system is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Langlais, Robert R. Trottier, Daniel Maguire
  • Publication number: 20120240381
    Abstract: A system that facilitates an interlocked joint without the need for a locking pin is provided. The system includes a first member having multiple first fingers extending in an outward direction from a side of the first member and multiple first openings defined between each of the first fingers. The system further includes a second member having multiple second fingers extending in an outward direction from a side of the second member and multiple second openings defined between each of the second fingers. When the first member mates with the second member the first fingers are aligned with and engage the second openings and the second fingers are aligned with and engage the first openings such that the first member and the second member are interlocked and inseparable in a tensile direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: CVG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark R. Carey
  • Publication number: 20120213579
    Abstract: A stacking adapter is disclosed. The stacking adapter includes a lower surface, an outer upper surface arranged opposite an inner upper surface, an outer peripheral sidewall surface that connects the outer upper surface to the lower surface, and an inner peripheral sidewall surface that connects the inner upper surface to the lower surface. An assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Burroughs Payment System, Inc.
    Inventors: George T. Spray, Michael J. Moore, Robert Klein, Johan P. Bakker, Bruce Young
  • Publication number: 20120183347
    Abstract: A torque tube includes a composite body and an end fitting. The composite tube includes a body having a body interior diameter, a wall thickness, an end having an edge, and a set of helically-shaped grooves. Each helically-shaped groove may pass through the wall thickness. Each helically-shaped groove may begin at the edge and end in the body. The end fitting may include a sleeve configured to mate with the body interior diameter and a set of ribs configured to mate with the set of helically-shaped groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven P. Wanthal
  • Publication number: 20120125137
    Abstract: A method and system for a shaft coupling assembly is provided. The assembly includes a first coupling half coupled to a distal end of a first shaft wherein the first coupling half includes one or more projections extending away from the first coupling half. The shaft coupling assembly also includes a second coupling half coupled to a distal end of a second shaft wherein the second coupling half includes a media configured to matingly engage the one or more projections in an axial direction, the projections include a relatively large length to width ratio, the media displaces orthogonally to the insertion direction an amount sufficient to facilitate the insertion for each individual projection while substantially preventing gross movement of all of the projections in total such that a linear force or torque applied to one coupling half is transmitted through the mated projections and media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Arthur N. Maupin