Clamped Members Patents (Class 403/373)
  • Patent number: 10272564
    Abstract: A robot with a downsized joint unit is disclosed. The articulated robot includes a motor which is provided with a gear or a pulley at an end of a motor shaft, and which generates a force for driving a joint, a speed reduction mechanism which reduces the speed of rotation of the gear or pulley rotating integrally with the motor shaft, and a supporting member which supports the motor and the speed reduction mechanism, and which defines an interior space for accommodating the motor, wherein the supporting member has an opposing face opposing the motor in the interior space and spreading in a plane perpendicular to the motor shaft, and the opposing face includes a groove-like recessed portion recessed in a protruding direction of the motor shaft and extending in a direction perpendicular to the motor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Masahide Shinagawa, Satoshi Kinoshita, Yasuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10226241
    Abstract: A clamp for a surgical retractor system. The clamp has a tapered conically shaped washer against and through which clamping force is applied to place the clamp in a clamped position. The clamping force is applied by a cam head connected to a central shaft. A locking pin connects the cam head to the shaft. Apertures are provided in the clamp for receiving rod ends of a surgical retractor. Such apertures are circular and are positioned to be closer to the top and bottom edges of the clamp portion of the clamp than to the end edge of the clamp portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Farley, Josh Delickta, Christopher T. Martin, Travis Witulski
  • Patent number: 9914203
    Abstract: A tool assembly including a hammer to which a secondary tool, such as a dual-ended pry bar, is connectable. The hammer and the secondary tool are connectable via a slidable locking mechanism, including a detent pin that engages with a corresponding slot on a rail disposed on the secondary tool. One embodiment of the secondary tool includes multiple rails, which allows for the secondary tool to be attached to the hammer in multiple different orientations. The different orientations in which the secondary tool can be connected to the hammer allows for the first working end of the secondary tool or the second working end of the tool to be used alternatively as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Francisco E. Orine, III
  • Patent number: 9843147
    Abstract: A power transfer system to facilitate the transfer of electrical power between tree trunk sections of an artificial tree is disclosed. The power transfer system can advantageously enable neighboring tree trunk sections to be electrically connected without the need to rotationally align the tree trunk sections. Power distribution subsystems can be disposed within the trunk sections. The power distribution subsystems can comprise a male end, a female end, or both. The male ends can have prongs and the female ends can have voids. The prongs can be inserted into the voids to electrically connect the power distribution subsystems of neighboring tree trunk sections. In some embodiments, the prongs and voids are designed so that the prongs of one power distribution subsystem can engage the voids of another power distribution subsystem without the need to rotationally align the tree trunk sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Chi Yin Alan Leung, Ricky Tong, Chi Kin Samuel Kwok, Chang-Jun He
  • Patent number: 9739061
    Abstract: Structural members having enhanced load bearing capacity per unit mass include a skeleton structure formed from strips of material. Notches may be placed on the strips and a weave of tensile material placed in the notches and woven around the skeleton structure. At least one pair of structural members can be jointed together to provide very strong joints due to a weave patterns of tensile material, such as Kevlar, that distributes stress throughout the structure, preventing stress from concentrating in one area. Methods of manufacturing such structural members include molding material into skeletons of desired cross section using a matrix of molding segments. Total catastrophic failures in composite materials are substantially avoided and the strength to weight ratio of structures can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Ian Brockwell
  • Patent number: 9382949
    Abstract: In a shaft coupling structure in which a first shaft and a second shaft are coupled with each other by a combination of a key coupling and a clamp coupling, the first shaft has a cylindrical portion into which the second shaft is inserted and slits which are formed in the cylindrical portion by cutting off portions thereof in the axial direction, and a clamping fastener is mounted on portions of the outer circumference of the first shaft in which the slits are formed and the slit can be also used as a keyway of the key, and the plurality of slits are formed in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Yuichi Nishitani, Tetsuzo Ishikawa, Yoshitaka Shizu, Sakae Mitsufuji, Shinichi Nishibe
  • Patent number: 9126366
    Abstract: A cell culture scaffold manufacturing apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a solution storage portion in which a biopolymer solution is stored; a plotter that includes a plotter nozzle for ejecting a solution supplied from the solution storage portion; and a cylindrical collection portion that has a cylinder shape and is disposed at a lower portion of the plotter so that the solution ejected through the plotter nozzle of the plotter is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Su A Park, Wan-Doo Kim, Junhee Lee
  • Patent number: 9103362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fitting for furniture, in particular for kitchen corner cabinets (1) with an interior (2) which is accessible via a corner cabinet door (3), having a substantially vertical load-bearing column (5), which can be supported at a fixed location, for example, in the interior (2) of the furniture, and having a connector (8), which can be arranged on the load-bearing column (5) and is intended for retaining articles, such as a shelf (6) or the like, which are to be supported on the load-bearing column (5), wherein the connector (8) can be supported on the load-bearing column (5) such that it can be altered in height via a height adjuster (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Kesseböhmer Holding e.K.
    Inventors: Dietmar Baro, Reiner Kreyenkamp, Frank Martling
  • Patent number: 9016362
    Abstract: A pump drive head for a progressing cavity pump comprises a top mounted stuffing box rotatably disposed around a compliantly mounted standpipe with a self or manually adjusting pressurization system for the stuffing box. To prevent rotary and vertical motion of the polish rod while servicing the stuffing box, a polished rod lock-out clamp is provided with the pump drive head integral with or adjacent to a blow-out-preventer which can be integrated with the pump drive head to save space and cost. A centrifugal backspin braking system located on the input shaft and actuated only in the backspin direction and a gear drive between the input shaft and output shaft are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Oil Lift Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Vern A. Hult
  • Publication number: 20150078818
    Abstract: A structure for fixing a first substrate and a second substrate, which are connected by an inter-substrate connector and fixed and overlapped each other with a space, comprises, a spacer member that is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and maintains a space between the first substrate and the second substrate at a predetermined distance; a pressing portion that presses the second substrate toward the first substrate; and a locking member that is fixed in the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki Chitaka, Masaru Yokota
  • Patent number: 8941822
    Abstract: A clamping device includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate includes an upper surface, a lower surface facing away from the upper surface and a first side surface. The upper surface is substantially parallel with the lower surface. The first side surface perpendicularly connects the upper surface and the lower surface. The first plate defines a receiving cavity at a joint of the upper surface and the first side surface. The second plate is detachably connected to the first plate. The second plate includes a top surface and a second side surface. The second side surface perpendicularly connects to the top surface. The second plate defines a sloped surface extending from the top surface to the second side surface. The sloped surface aligns with the receiving cavity. The second plate includes a reflective layer positioned on the sloped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Wei Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150003899
    Abstract: A component connection is provided. The component connection has a first component, at least a first male fixing element projecting from the first component, and a second component, the second component has at least a female fixing element, into which the male fixing element is fitted. At least the first component consists of a fiber-reinforced plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Carsten LANKENAU, Eva VIETZE, Johann VAN NIEKERK, Sebastian ZECH
  • Publication number: 20140369739
    Abstract: Tool holder comprises a cage assembly having a pair of axially spaced hollow members with axially aligned through openings sized for axial extension of tool handles of different sizes and shapes through both of the aligned openings. A cradle member is transversely movable in opposite directions between the hollow members toward and away from respective inwardly facing wall surfaces of the hollow members for releasably clamping tool handles extending through both aligned openings against the inwardly facing wall surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Wooster Brush Company
    Inventors: Richard K. Bukovitz, John L. Scott, SR.
  • Publication number: 20140341647
    Abstract: A profiled frame element to be mounted on a longitudinal profiled element (L) having at least one groove (3). The profiled frame element (R, R1) has a bottom support (1) and a guiding projection (2). At least one channel (4) is provided which is suitable for accommodating different wall thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PATEA GMBH
    Inventor: Heinz Stoeckler
  • Publication number: 20140321909
    Abstract: A turkey decoy for receiving and supporting a real or artificial turkey tail fan is disclosed herein. The turkey decoy can be configured in a stake-supported configuration where the turkey tail fan is supported on a stake and remotely movable by a hunter operating the turkey decoy. Alternatively, the turkey decoy can be configured in a clamp-supported configuration where the turkey tail fan is supported on a clamp that a hunter can hold or attach to a variety of structures in the hunting environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew R. Bain
  • Publication number: 20140305282
    Abstract: In some aspects, a musical percussion instrument includes a musical drum having a generally cylindrical musical drum body and a sound generating surface secured to an upper end of the drum body by multiple drum lugs and a drum mounting clamp mounted to one drum lug of the multiple drum lugs for releasable mounting of a mounting rod to the drum body. The drum mounting clamp includes a mounting base for mounting upon the musical drum body. The mounting base has a mounting rod recess and a securement element to secure the drum clamp to a mounting rod, arranging the musical drum body relative to the mounting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CONN-SELMER, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Allen
  • Publication number: 20140286696
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting a trailer/dolly air brake system module onto a mounting surface of a trailer/dolly using a mounting element. More particularly, a trailer/dolly air brake system module is mounted to an I-beam or C-channel of the trailer/dolly via welding methods, fasteners, or clamps. This allows the trailer/dolly air brake system module to be easily removable and replaceable, minimizing trailer/dolly down time as well as diagnostic troubleshooting/repair time. More particularly, the system module is for a trailer/dolly air brake system module. The method allows for continued use of a trailer/dolly vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Victor J. Raye, Jerry J. Donovan, James L. Greene
  • Publication number: 20140223745
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to the art of connectors and assembling structures, such as securing rail members together to form an assembled structure. A connector system capable of inducing a clamping stress in a connector and thereby securing at least one rail within the connector. The connector has a plurality of channel openings and a plurality of brace members, extending outward from the connector and between the plurality of channel openings, each brace member has at least one brace aperture therethrough, and each brace member faces one other brace member with the respective brace member apertures aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Davis Eberhart
  • Publication number: 20140204369
    Abstract: A clamping device includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate includes an upper surface, a lower surface facing away from the upper surface and a first side surface. The upper surface is substantially parallel with the lower surface. The first side surface perpendicularly connects the upper surface and the lower surface. The first plate defines a receiving cavity at a joint of the upper surface and the first side surface. The second plate is detachably connected to the first plate. The second plate includes a top surface and a second side surface. The second side surface perpendicularly connects to the top surface. The second plate defines a sloped surface extending from the top surface to the second side surface. The sloped surface aligns with the receiving cavity. The second plate includes a reflective layer positioned on the sloped surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: CHANG-WEI KUO
  • Publication number: 20140205375
    Abstract: A steering arrangement includes a steering spindle having a steering spindle connection connected to a fork crown of a steering coupling via an intermediate piece. The steering spindle connection and the intermediate piece, which is designed as a hub, are formed as plug partners at ends facing each other, by means of at least one tongue and groove guide element pair positioned in the axial longitudinal direction, which provides a torque-transmitting priority control. Torque-transmitting priority control is achieved by a first guide element arranged on the steering spindle connection, a second guide element of the guide element pair arranged on the intermediate piece, and a clamping device that clamps the plug partners together in a plugging position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Axel Hebenstreit, Hans- Dieter Loeffler, Thorsten Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140191555
    Abstract: A mounting system for a headrest comprising at least one shaft, the system comprising a housing adapted to enclose the shaft with a radial clearance, a moving carriage capable of being moved between a blocking position and an unblocking position, and a jaw movable between an immobilization position and a release position. The jaw is adapted to apply, when it is in the immobilization position, a clamping force to the shaft in a clamping direction perpendicular to the vertical direction, so that the shaft is supported on the housing. The moving carriage comprises at least one drive slot in which a slug from the jaw is able to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Jacques Robert, Philippe Pedronno, Patrick Plaut
  • Patent number: 8771156
    Abstract: An improved structure to fix an inflatable and elastic motion body includes an elastic air bag, a frame, a base and a plurality of restricting pieces. The base has a receiving slot recessedly formed close to a top surface of the base, and a recessed engaging trough recessedly formed close to a bottom surface thereof. The recessed engaging trough engages with a hook end of the restricting piece, so the restricting piece can tightly clamp a fixed edge of the elastic air bag. Since the restricting pieces with better strength are disposed in restricting slots of the frame to tightly confine the elastic air bag and the base to locate between the hook end and the pressing end of the restricting piece, so when the elastic air bag is heavily pressed, it would not escape from the restricting slot of the frame to increase the structural strength and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ever Gym Enterprises Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140186108
    Abstract: An attachment device for attachment of components to an attachment structure of a means of transport, in particular to an attachment structure of an aircraft. The attachment device has a clamping unit for introduction into an opening of the attachment structure, and an operating unit connected to the clamping unit for operating the clamping unit. The clamping unit comprises at least one clamping element and at least one elastic element, wherein the at least one elastic element is expandable by a relative movement between the at least one clamping element and the at least one elastic element in an axial direction of the at least one clamping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Frank Roese, Maxime Legrand
  • Patent number: 8764420
    Abstract: An eccentric-screw pump has an axially split stator having axially opposite intake and output ends and an elastomeric liner defining an axially throughgoing passage. Respective intake and output housings are releasably secured to the intake and output ends of the stator. An axially extending screw rotor in the passage has an end in the intake housing. A drive includes a rotatable universal joint having a pair of relatively swivelable parts in the intake housing. Respective generally complementary formations on the end of the rotor and on one of the universal-joint parts can fit axially together to rotationally couple the one universal-joint part with the rotor. A latch secures the formations axially together for angular force transmission between the one universal-joint part and the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: seepex GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Overmeier, Marcel Griesdorn, Vsevolod Ryvkin
  • Publication number: 20140178127
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for connecting a steering column to a steering gear housing comprising a shaft (2) having an end portion (20), a clamping collar (1) comprising two arms (10, 11) arranged relative to one another in such a way as to delimit a cavity (3) able to guide the shaft (2) into a position of engagement and keep the shaft (2) in the engaged position, and means (16) for clamping the arms (10, 11) onto the shaft in the engaged position with a set torque, the cavity (3) comprising a coupling zone (4) and an entry zone (5) situated to the rear of the coupling zone in the direction of insertion and dimensioned in relation to the coupling zone (4) in such a way as to prevent the clamping means from being clamped to the set torque when the end portion is situated in the entry zone (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Emmanuel Mottier, Benjamin Coudere, Olivier Coulon
  • Publication number: 20140176057
    Abstract: A system for securing and wirelessly charging a chargeable device on a charger, particularly in a vehicle, is provided. The system includes at least one transmitting coil in proximity to a charging surface and an adjustable retaining assembly configured to substantially engage at least a portion of a perimeter of the chargeable device to position the chargeable device on the charging surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 8757560
    Abstract: A cable retention device is disclosed. The device may be used to restrain electrical cables routed along a cable support structure. These support structures are used in both internal and external settings, and the structures provide some physical support and protection to the electrical cables. In some high-power settings, these cables run from substations or electrical generators to a point within a facility. The support structures typically used in these settings do not fully restrain the cables. External forces, such as those that may occur during short circuit conditions, may result in movement of the electrical cables, which can lead to damage. Cable retention devices, referred to at times as cleats or clamps, are needed to restrain the cables. The cable retention device disclosed herein simultaneously restrains the cables and secures the cables to the cable support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Wanaka Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Charles A Darnell
  • Publication number: 20140169869
    Abstract: The invention is directed to furniture such as of floor independently standing or wall mounted furniture, cabinetry, containers, boxes that can be lightweight, modular, easily assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Henry Brumfield, William Brian Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140105681
    Abstract: A clamping system for detachably connecting two parts, one part has a hollow shaft and the other part has a receiving portion for receiving the hollow shaft with a precise fit, comprising: a main body to be arranged concentrically in the receiving portion, extends into the hollow shaft when the two parts are joined to one another, and bears two clamping bodies, operable in a diametrically opposed manner between release and clamping positions, and comprising an ejector axially adjustable by a defined ejection stroke in a centric through-bore in the main body, the clamping bodies subject the one part to a pressing force in the clamping position, and in the release position subject the one part to an ejection force, the ejector formed from a body of revolution, which is detachably anchored directly in a centric through-bore in the main body with axial play corresponding to the ejection stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: GUEHRING OHG
    Inventor: Klaus MATHEIS
  • Publication number: 20140055969
    Abstract: Board assemblies with minimized warpage and systems and methods for making the same are disclosed. A board may be pre-conditioned by designing the board to mount components in selected areas of the board and by selectively copper flooding certain regions of the board. Pre-conditioning of the board may assist in preventing board warpage. A reflow fixture may fix a board during solder pasting and reflow processing thereof. After reflow, an underfill fixture may fix the board during underfill processing. Each of these fixtures may include respective clamp members that may hold various portions of the board to correct and/or prevent warpage of the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vu Thanh Vo, Dennis Pyper
  • Publication number: 20140041507
    Abstract: In a drum beating assembly, the combination comprising a frame, including at least one pedestal, an axle carried by the pedestal to rotate relative thereto, the axle having an axis of rotation, a drum beater carried by the axle, a pedal operatively connected to the axle to rotate the axle and beater in response to pedal movement, the frame including a base plate, there being a clamp arm and means supporting the arm on the plate to pivot relative thereto, and multiple drum rim support elements carried to engage the drum rim at multiple locations to support the drum rim relative to the base plate. The support elements are typically pivotable to self-adjust during clamp up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Drum Workshop, Inc.
    Inventor: Drum Workshop, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140017000
    Abstract: An accessory for coupling to an attachment mechanism of an oscillating power tool includes a working end, an opposite rear end, and a fitment portion adjacent the rear end portion. The fitment portion includes a generally U-shaped opening having a central portion and a rearward portion open to the rear end, and configured to receive a post of a tool clamping mechanism. The fitment portion further includes a first plurality of openings in communication with and extending radially outward from the central portion, a second plurality of openings not in communication with and positioned radially outward from the central portion. The central portion, the first plurality of openings, and the second plurality of openings are configured to couple the fitment portion to a plurality of different configurations of attachment mechanisms for oscillating power tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas R. Kaye, JR., James R. Niblett
  • Publication number: 20140013577
    Abstract: A sway brace attachment for firmly connecting to a beam and other flanged structures, and a method for manufacturing the sway brace attachment. The sway brace attachment includes a main body and an insert that is captured within the main body by a pair of set screws which also engage the flange. Preferably, a third set screw is supported by the main body and engages the opposite side of the flange from the pair of set screws. The main body can be generally rectangular in shape, with a top wall, a pair of side walls extending from the top wall and a pair of bottom walls, which extend inwardly from respective side walls in an overlapping relationship. The sway brace attachment can be used for bracing pipes and other loads, suspended below ceilings and floors, against sway and seismic disturbances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Richard W. Heath
  • Publication number: 20130309007
    Abstract: A device for retaining a printed circuit board module in a mounting groove of a cold plate, the device comprising an elongated housing made of metal, which has a cross-section in the shape of a horizontal U. A pressure piece made of metal is mounted in the housing so as to be displaceable transversely relative to the rotational axis of the housing and comprises a flat clamping surface on the front side. A rotary cylinder can be rotatably mounted in the housing so as to be transversely displaceable relative to the rotational axis. During a rotation, eccentric guide elements can be used to effect a forward displacement of the rotary cylinder. The pressure piece follows the displacement of the rotary cylinder and slides outward. The waste heat of the printed circuit board module is transported via the housing and the pressure piece to the cold plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Pawlowski, Paul Rutherford
  • Publication number: 20130298719
    Abstract: A fixing device has at least one clamping device and at least one locking element which can be acted upon by the clamping device, and at least one counter locking element. In a closed position of the clamping device, the locking element and the counter locking element are arranged in an engagement position, and the fixing device has at least one elastic resetting element for resetting the locking element in an open position of the clamping device. The fixing device has at least one engagement element which, in the closed position of the clamping device, is in engagement by preferably plastic deformation of at least one surface of the locking element and/or of the counter locking element in a form-fitting manner with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Rony Schnitzer, Thomas Heitz
  • Publication number: 20130294826
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for securing an object on a frame, wherein the object comprises a surface for displaying a sample. The apparatus can comprise a first clamping member movably mounted on a frame, wherein the first clamping member changes from an open position to a closed position to secure an object on the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Shiping CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130293331
    Abstract: A clamp for a choke is provided, the clamp comprising a component configured to hold a choke and at least one electrical connector receiving element for receiving one or more electrical connectors of a choke. The clamp is fitted to the choke and then the assembly is fitted into a device, such as a chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Troy WINSAND, Jonathan HOLMAN, Arthur COLOMBO, Charles Anthony CACHIA
  • Publication number: 20130266368
    Abstract: A clamping device includes a base body defining at least a portion of at least one pressure chamber, which has at least one opening oriented in a direction of action. A membrane is connected with the base body in a pressure-tight manner and seals the at least one opening in the direction of action. The membrane defines a first side wall section of the pressure chamber. A movable second side wall section partially delimits the pressure chamber and a constant amount of pressure fluid is sealed in the pressure chamber. At least one mechanical actuator displaces or deforms the second side wall section in order to cause the membrane to outwardly bulge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Mathias Seuberling
  • Publication number: 20130258609
    Abstract: A housing includes a rear housing segment including a protruding post, a back plate disposed in front of the rear housing segment and including a protrusion, and a fastening member disposed between the rear housing segment and the back plate, and including a positioning cap, a positioning post, and an engaging hook. The positioning cap covers removably the protrusion. The positioning post protrudes from the positioning cap opposite to the protrusion and engages the protruding post. The engaging hook includes a clamping plate that cooperates with the positioning cap to clamp the board member there between, and an engaging block that removably engages an engaging hole in the board member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: MING-SHIANG KE
  • Patent number: 8517422
    Abstract: A steering wheel alignment system for a vehicle having a steering wheel and steering unit that includes a first shaft operatively connected to the steering unit, a second shaft operatively connected to the steering wheel, and a coupling disposed between the first and second shafts to couple the shafts so that rotation of the steering wheel operates the steering unit to steer the vehicle. The coupling includes: a bolt, one of the shafts is hollow to telescope over the other shaft, and each shaft has a radial extending hole therethrough for receiving the bolt to attach the first and second shafts together. The radial extending hole through one of the shafts is elongated in the radial direction so that when the bolt extends through the holes of the first and second shafts the elongation of the hole defines a range of radial adjusting movement of the shafts relative one another until tightening of the bolt clamps the first and second shafts together against further relative rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Miroslaw Zaloga, George E. Doerr, Christopher J. Mielke
  • Publication number: 20130164080
    Abstract: A coupler (10) for securely attaching an accessory to an excavator arm of an excavator. The coupler (10) comprises a first half (16) for connecting to the excavator arm and a second half (18) for connecting to the accessory. The second half comprises a front jaw with a movable front latch associated therewith, the front latch having a latching position and a non-latching position, and being for latching one of two attachment pins of the accessory within the front jaw when it is in its latching position. The second half also has a rear latch, the rear latch having a retracted position and an advanced position, and being for engaging a second of the attachment pins when it is in its advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Miller International Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130160269
    Abstract: A quick coupler for connecting an implement to a machine. The quick coupler including a frame, a first jaw pivotally connected to the frame and movable between an open position and a closed position, a second jaw pivotally connected to the frame and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a lock system connected to the first jaw and the second jaw. The lock system includes a first linkage pivotally connected to the frame and to the first jaw, a second linkage pivotally connected to the first linkage and to the second jaw, and a drive member connected to the first linkage and configured to selectively operate the lock system between an unlocked position and a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Parker, H. Patrick Gaines
  • Publication number: 20130145606
    Abstract: A fastening of a support rail for a photovoltaic module to a trapezoidal rib of a trapezoidal sheet. The support rail comprises an undercut groove with a groove opening. The trapezoidal rib comprises an upper side and a slanted side. The support rail is positioned transversely to the trapezoidal rib. The fastening includes at least one retaining element comprising a fastening section fastened to the slanted side of the trapezoidal rib, and an engaging extension non-detachably arranged thereon. The engaging extension engages the undercut groove in an engaging position. The engaging extension is insertable through the groove opening into the undercut groove of the support rail in a loose position that is rotated relative to the engaging position. The support rail is held down against the upper side of the trapezoidal rib by the engaging extension. The at least one retaining element is arranged either left or right of the trapezoidal rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: SCHLETTER GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Urban, Dieter Fluhrer
  • Publication number: 20130129415
    Abstract: A fitting device is fittable in an opening, which fitting device includes at least one corner element, one side element, at least one adjusting device, and one fastening device connected to the side element via the adjusting device for positioning the side element against a side edge of the opening. The at least one corner element is provided as a rigid element in the extension plane of the fitting device, and the fastening device is connected to the corner element via the adjusting device for positioning the corner element against a side edge of the opening. The adjusting elements connected to the corner element or the side element are arranged radially around the one fastening device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Siegfried Schröcker
  • Publication number: 20130125496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection arrangement of hollow steel sections as support elements which are interconnected using a joint connection, the connection being subject to axial pressure. According to the invention, the joint connection is designed as a detachable, form-fitting plug-in connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: V & M Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Herion, Ole Josat
  • Patent number: 8434946
    Abstract: Bolt-on clamp extrusions for fastening a track to support base extrusion for providing customers with a simple-to-assemble, customizable, reconfigurable, and user-friendly solution for reliable linear motion track assembly. A back-to-back track configuration provides a low-profile track assembly. Custom made base extrusions include deformable fingers disposed in the slot to ensure proper fit despite a variance in track size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel S. Watson
  • Patent number: 8388256
    Abstract: A clamp (10) for holding two members together. The first member includes a recess into which a fastener is located. A bore is provided to the recess to allow a tool to be used to operate the fastener. The second member is arranged to accept the fastener and so join the members. The recess and bore are sized to prevent release of the fastener through the bore. In this way, the fastener cannot easily be removed or lost when the clamp is in use and is tamperproof. Embodiments of a downhole tool are described where the clamp is used to hold portions of a sleeve around a body of the tool, and to hold scraper blades and/or brushes to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Specialised Petroleum Services Group Limited
    Inventors: James Atkins, George Telfer, Edward Docherty Scott
  • Publication number: 20130036594
    Abstract: A component connection is provided and includes, a first vehicle component, which has a male fixing element that projects from the first vehicle component and that partially or completely has the shape of a sphere or completely or partially has a sphere-like shape, and a second vehicle component, which has a female fixing element that is intended to receive the male fixing element. The male fixing element is inserted into the female fixing element in an insertion direction. The male fixing element has an excessive dimension relative to the female fixing element substantially perpendicularly to the insertion direction so that the two vehicle components are detachably clamped together at the fixing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • Publication number: 20120304946
    Abstract: A clamping disk (1) for the non-positive connection of components in a cam adjusting system, a cam adjusting system (15) having a clamping disk (1) and a method for checking the mounting of the clamping disk (1) are provided. The clamping disk (1) has an essentially circular base body (2) which has at least one friction surface for a contact partner. The base body (2) is axially penetrated by a material recess (10). The mounting of the clamping disk (1) can be controlled in a simple manner by distance measuring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Rainer Ottersbach, Christoph Betz, Rudiger Herzog, Stefan Christel, Stefan Sebald, Uwe Stollberger
  • Publication number: 20120193363
    Abstract: A batten joint for an internal floating roof of a fluid tank. The floating roof has at least a first panel having a first panel edge and a second panel having a second panel edge. The batten joint comprises a first panel retainer or retaining means adapted for retaining the first panel edge, a second panel retainer or retaining means adapted for retaining the second panel edge, and at least one batten engaging the first and second panel retainer or retaining means in a spaced apart configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Robert James Baillie