Peripheral Enlargement, Depression, Or Slot On One Member Is Joint Component Patents (Class 403/375)
  • Patent number: 10662715
    Abstract: A down-the-hole hammer drill bit retaining assembly is arranged to releasably retain a drill bit at a hammer arrangement of a percussion drilling apparatus. The retaining assembly includes a drive sub and a retainer ring. The drive sub has at least one indent to provide a fluid communication pathway for a flushing fluid extending over a radially outward facing surface of the retainer ring and into an internal region of the drive sub in contact with inwardly projecting splines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Olivier Bruandet
  • Patent number: 10238441
    Abstract: Bone anchor assemblies and methods are provided having a multi-component bone anchor that is configured to allow the shank of the bone anchor to be bottom loaded into a receiver member. In one embodiment, a bone anchor assembly is provided having a shank with a distal threaded portion and a proximal head portion, a ball having a spherical exterior surface and a central lumen sized to receive the head portion of the shank, and a clip configured to be engaged between the head portion and the ball such that the clip is effective to lock the ball in engagement with the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medos International Sàrl
    Inventors: Frank Spratt, Thibault Chandanson, Ernest Quintanilha, Shawn D. Stad, Ralf Klabunde
  • Patent number: 10018049
    Abstract: A bladed disc for use in a turbine engine comprises: a central cob portion; a main diaphragm attached to, and extending around, the cob portion; a rim surrounding the main diaphragm; and two rows of blades attached to the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Michael Philip Keenan
  • Patent number: 9784349
    Abstract: A linear actuator includes a back fixture formed of a first part, a second part, and a plastic bearing, the first part connecting with the second part, grooves are disposed inside the first part and the second part, and extra structures are disposed outside the plastic bearing. The plastic bearing is secured inside the first part and the second part with the grooves and extra structures. The back fixture can be directly fitted onto a bed frame by applying a certain force to make an elastic deformation of this back fixture, thereby accelerating the installation of the actuator. This not only significantly reduces the noise caused by the connecting portion during the operation of the actuator, but also reduces the wearing of connecting parts, thereby significantly extending maintenance-free life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventors: Liyong Jiang, Zhongzheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9663956
    Abstract: Building panels, especially laminated floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system and several core grooves at the rear side in order to save material and decrease weight. Building panels, each having a surface layer on a front side, a backing layer on a rear side and an intermediate core, wherein the intermediate core and the surface and the backing layer all comprise wood fibers and thermosetting resins, said building panels are provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge of a first building panel to an adjacent second edge of a second building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 9328519
    Abstract: Building panels, especially laminated floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system and several core grooves at the rear side in order to save material and decrease weight. Building panels, each having a surface layer on a front side, a backing layer on a rear side and an intermediate core, wherein the intermediate core and the surface and the backing layer all comprise wood fibers and thermosetting resins, said building panels are provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge of a first building panel to an adjacent second edge of a second building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: VALINGE FLOORING TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 9151062
    Abstract: Floor panel comprising coupling parts enabling two floor panels to adopt two or more different mutually locked positions (P1-P2) when coupled, wherein the two or more mutual positions (P1-P2) differ from each other in that they, at the coupled sides, define two or more different distances (S) between the upper side edges of the floor panels, and adapter elements are provided with the coupling parts, so that the use or non-use of these adapter elements enables setting the mutually locked position (P1-P2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Bernard Thiers
  • Publication number: 20150139725
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a support comprising a planar support surface; first protrusions protruding from the planar support surface and located on the planar support surface to position a first planar component within a first area; and second protrusions protruding from the planar support surface and located on the planar support surface to position a second planar component within a second area, which overlaps the first area, wherein at least some of the second protrusions are located within the first area and are configured to retract from a first protruding configuration for positioning a second planar component into a second retracted configuration for enabling the first protrusions to position a first planar component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Chong Chen, Hongji Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150132053
    Abstract: An engaging mechanism includes an engaging member and an engaged member freely detachably engageable with the engaging member. The engaging member includes an engaging main part and an engaging claw part formed on the engaging main part, both resiliently deformable. The engaging claw part has an inwardly curved engaging surface defined by a first curvature continuous curve. The engaged member includes an engaged part engageable with the engaging claw part and having an outwardly curved engaged surface defined by a second curvature continuous curve. The engaging surface and the engaged surface contact each other at a linear contact area at a time from when the engaging claw part and the engaged part are in engagement with each other through to when the engaging claw part is disengaged from the engaged part. A curvature of the engaging surface at the linear contact area is smaller than a curvature of the engaged surface at the linear contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: AKUSESU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuzo KAMADA
  • Publication number: 20150110522
    Abstract: A bearing member is configured to be arranged in an end portion of a columnar rotary body, in which a shaft member is attached to the bearing member. The bearing member includes a body which includes a cylindrical body and a holding portion which is arranged inside the cylindrical body, and an intermediate member which is held by the holding portion of the body. The holding portion includes an intermediate member guide which guides the intermediate member so that the intermediate member rotates. The intermediate member includes a portion in which the shaft member is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi IKEDA, Shinichi Iijima
  • Publication number: 20150104250
    Abstract: An electric tool may include a battery mount portion having a guide groove structure that can be slidably fitted with a guide projection structure of a rechargeable battery. A reinforcing member may be attached to the guide groove structure of the battery mount portion and may include a connecting structure for detachably connecting the reinforcing member to the guide groove structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiro TADA, Masanori FURUSAWA
  • Patent number: 8992112
    Abstract: The mounting structure includes a pair of first shape portions, a pair of second shape portions, and a pair of third shape portions. The pair of first shape portions are opposed to each other to define therebetween a passage which allows the component to be inserted into and withdrawn from the mounting structure therethrough. The pair of second shape portions are opposed to each other to define therebetween a space which allows the component inserted through the passage between the pair of first shape portions to rotate therein. The pair of third shape portions come into engagement with the engagement arms when the component positioned between the pair of second shape portions is rotated through a predetermined angle. The pair of third shape portions are opposed to each other and incorporated in the pair of second shape portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masao Matsui
  • Publication number: 20150078819
    Abstract: An assembled product, such as an assembled product, such as a furniture component or a furniture, such as a drawer, a cupboard, bookshelves, a wardrobe, a kitchen fixture, or a box for storing or transporting including at least three panels arranged in three different planes. Also, a set of panels for an assembled product and a method of assembling the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Peter Derelöv, Hans Brännström, Agne Pålsson
  • Patent number: 8973241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a joint between a first composite structure and a second composite structure. A number of tab sections may be formed at an end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may comprise a first skin, a second skin, and a core located between the first skin and the second skin. A tab section in the number of tab sections may comprise a first skin section of the first skin, a second skin section of the second skin, and a core section of the core. A portion of the core section may be removed from each tab section to form a number of tabs at the end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may be attached to the second composite structure using the number of tabs to form the joint between the first composite structure and the second composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul L. Gooch
  • 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: 20140366477
    Abstract: A vertical joint system for substrates is formed with joints Jm and Jf which engaged by relative motion in a direction perpendicular to major surfaces and of the substrate. The joints are configured to enable relative rotation of up to 3 degrees (i.e. clockwise or anticlockwise) while maintaining engagement of the joints. The joints Jm and Jf are further configured to form two locking planes, one on each of the inner and outer most sides of the joint. Engagement about the locking planes is provided by transverse outward extending surfaces Cm1, Cm2, Cf1 and Cf2. The surface Cf1 and Cf2 overhang the surfaces Cm1 and Cm2. At least one surface in each pair of engaging surfaces: Cf1 and Cm1; and, Cf2 and Cm2 is smoothly curved. The joints Jm and Jf can be further arranged to provide a third locking plane parallel to and between the locking planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Inotec Global Limited
    Inventor: Richard William Kell
  • Publication number: 20140286701
    Abstract: A furniture assembly which comprises a first furniture element which defines a first surface and a first groove in the first surface. The first groove defines a first side surface and an opposite second side surface. The furniture assembly further comprises a second furniture element which comprises a first tongue for being received in the first groove. The first tongue defines a first tongue surface and an opposite second tongue surface. The second tongue surface is adapted for facial cooperation with the second side surface of the first groove. The first side surface and the first tongue surface defines a first elongated compartment in the facial cooperation between the second tongue surface and the second side surface. The furniture assembly further comprises a first elongated furniture locking element for insertion into the first elongated compartment for engaging the first side surface and the first tongue surface and for forcing the second tongue surface toward the second side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Steen Sauer
  • Publication number: 20140270935
    Abstract: In some aspects, an aircraft engine thrust reverser lock system includes a pin-capturing member. The pin-capturing member includes a body that is rotatable about an axis defined by a pivot extending through the body. The body includes an interior surface that defines a slot. The slot has an opening that is sized to receive a pin into the slot. One side of the slot includes a protruded sidewall surface that protrudes into the slot toward an another sidewall surface of the slot. The protruded sidewall surface defines an apex between the open and closed ends of the slot. Between the apex and the closed end of the slot, the protruded sidewall surface faces the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WOODWARD HRT, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Willett, John Stephen Mears, George Conway, Brent Michael Ozanich, Michael Alan Stieg, Jesus Anaya, Joseph Thomas Kopecek
  • Publication number: 20140255092
    Abstract: An assembly (1) between a side member (2) and a rear panel (3) for instance in a piece of furniture, a wardrobe or a kitchen element. The assembly consists of a flange part (3a) of the rear panel (3) inserted sidewards into a locking slot (6a) in the side member (2), the insertion of the flange part (3a) being effected via a longitudinal slot (8) at the access to the locking slot (6). The rear panel (3) is secured to the side member (2) by at least one part (10) of the side member (2) extending into at least one withdrawal slot (20) in the rear panel (3), or by at least a part (21) of the rear panel extending into at least one withdrawal slot (23) in the side member (2). Hereby an assembly is obtained which is not only light of weight, but which is also solid and robust and easy to set up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Benny ANDERSSON
  • Publication number: 20140246835
    Abstract: A component is disclosed. The component includes a base body with a first end section and a second end section. The first end section has a first locking protrusion with a first guide surface and a first guide section with a first support surface. The second end section has a second guide section with a second guide surface and a second locking protrusion with a second support surface. The first guide surface is contactable with the second guide surface with respect to a guide plane and the first support surface is contactable with the second support surface with respect to the guide plane such that the first locking protrusion is engageable with the second locking protrusion in a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Frank Stiehler, Lars Schellhorn
  • Publication number: 20140119824
    Abstract: A case includes a first case section and a second case section defining an interior. The first case section includes a groove extending along the first case section. The second case section includes a tongue extending along the second case section into the groove. The groove includes a groove inner wall proximal to the interior of the case and a groove outer wall distal from the interior of the case. The tongue extends from a tongue base end to a tongue free end and includes a tongue inner wall proximal to the interior of the case and a tongue outer wall distal from the interior of the case. The tongue free end is in contact with the groove inner wall and spaced apart from the groove outer wall and the tongue base end is in contact with the groove outer wall and spaced apart from the groove inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: GARRETT W. HOEHN
  • Publication number: 20140086681
    Abstract: A tool which connects the last sucker rod of a sucker rod string to a downhole pump has a circularly cylindrical cylinder and piston so that the piston slides reciprocally and rotates freely within the cylinder. However, the closed upper end of the cylinder and the upper face of the piston have a cooperable tongue and groove which prevent relative rotational motion of the piston in the cylinder when the tongue is engaged in the groove so that the tool can be disconnected from the pump in response to rotation of the string at the uppermost stroke of the plunger to engage and turn the tongue and groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry W. Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20140086673
    Abstract: A mold for producing a variety of fenestration members having different predetermined lengths is disclosed. Generally, the mold has a first lineal mold part that has an extended length and a second lineal mold part also having an extended length. The mold may also have mold end parts that are adapted to form end features of the fenestration member. In use, the first lineal mold part and the second lineal mold part fit together to define a profile. The first and second mold end parts can be positioned in a range of positions to define the lengths of a variety of different molded fenestration members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Andersen Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Rubenzer, Jim Eggert, Dale Thompson, Kathleen Barton, David J. Weiss, Matt Sedivy
  • Publication number: 20140048177
    Abstract: A method of adjoining a pair of workpieces together comprising forming a mortise on one of such workpieces and a tenon in the other workpiece wherein one of the mortise and tenon is provided with diverging surfaces along the length thereof, inserting the tenon into the mortise and displacing one of such workpieces relative to the other of the workpieces along a line of travel parallel to the length to the mortise to cause the diverging surfaces of one of the mortise and tenon to engage the surfaces of the other of the mortise and tenon thereby positioning the workpieces relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth J. SUSNJARA
  • Publication number: 20140030017
    Abstract: An assembled furniture comprising a plurality of plates, wherein two adjacent plates are provided respectively with a through hole and a bump that are mutually matched, a second through hole is arranged on the bump, the bump is penetrated into the through hole, and a locking block is plugged in the second through hole of the bump. The bump of a plate is penetrated into the through hole of an adjacent plate, and then the locking block is plugged into the second through hole of the bump, to form various furniture. During disassembly, the locking block is pulled out from the second through hole of the bump first, and then the bump is pulled out from the through hole, to disassemble the furniture. The assembly and disassembly are convenient and quick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Shen Luo
  • Publication number: 20130294864
    Abstract: A system for assembling an end cover of a combustor includes a connector and structure for engaging the connector to an insert positioned at least partially inside the end cover. The system also includes structure for moving the connector axially with respect to the end cover. A method for assembling an end cover of a combustor includes inserting a connector through at least a portion of the end cover and an insert positioned at least partially inside the end cover. The method further includes engaging the connector with the insert and moving the connector axially with respect to the end cover to compress the insert against the end cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Arunkant Ramdas Bhat, Keith Cletus Belsom
  • Publication number: 20130251450
    Abstract: The present invention provides: an upside and a downside rotary shafts 11U, 11D that are respectively provided on an upside and a downside movable reflectors 4U, 4D; and a cylinder portion 12 which is provided on an upside and a downside pinions 15U, 15D and into which the upside and the downside rotary shafts 11U, 11D are to be inserted. A protrusion portion 16 is provided for the upside and the downside rotary shafts 11U, 11D. A slit 18 is provided in the cylinder portion 12. A recessed portion 19 is provided in the slit 18. As a result, it is capable of mounting a respective one of the upside and the downside rotary shafts and the cylinder portion in such a manner as to be free of a backlash in a rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya ABE
  • Publication number: 20130167351
    Abstract: System and method for assembling blow molded parts without the use of separate fasteners, including a tab-and-slot or dovetail mortise and tenon joint that includes a slide-and-lock tab feature. A retention barb on the tab slides along a ramp to engage with a receptacle within the slot. Tabs and slots can have varying widths to create mutual incompatibility with other joint components that are otherwise similarly constructed. An optional stopper on the tab and corresponding notch within the slot can add an additional axis of incompatibility with other joints throughout the assembly. These features prevent incorrect assembly and allow convenient redesigns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald A. Zimmer, Alan W. Knapper
  • Publication number: 20130156499
    Abstract: A housing is provided for a motor vehicle HVAC system, which is formed from interconnectable housing parts and has a groove, delimited by a first and a second groove leg, on a first housing part and a tongue on a second housing part and in which to connect the housing parts the tongue is disposed in the groove. In this regard, the first and second groove legs are formed in such a way that in the inserted state of the tongue in the groove at least one groove leg at its free end is spaced apart from a corresponding tongue-side bearing shoulder of the second housing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Behr GmbH & Co. KG
  • Publication number: 20130129416
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interface for releasably coupling an extension and a support. The interface includes a plurality of tenons extending beyond respective mating edges of the support and the extension to form at least one slot between the tenons and a plurality of bearings to react loading of the extension. Each bearing has at least one degree of freedom. The one degree of freedom may be a rotational degree of freedom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Dietmar Huggler, Thomas Pfitzmaier
  • Publication number: 20130025228
    Abstract: This present invention relates generally to deck fasteners for securing deck boards together and to a supporting member, and more particularly with a deck fastener which does not protrude from the deck surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Dorian Kilgore, William Teller
  • 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: 20120299352
    Abstract: A vehicle seat interface assembly having a track including a web having a substantially uniform thickness and one of a key and a key slot. A seat bracket is operably connected with a vehicle seat. The seat bracket includes a support that has the other of the key and the key slot disposed thereon. The key includes first and second side portions. The space defined between the first side portion and the support is greater than the thickness of the web. The space defined between the second side portion and the support is less than the thickness of the web, such that the key may be inserted into the key slot and laterally translated until the web is frictionally secured between the second side portion and the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Majid Arefi, Michael Medoro, Khaled Ayyash, Daniel Ferretti
  • Patent number: 8298633
    Abstract: A locking artificial tree trunk including a first generally cylindrical, hollow trunk portion including an upper end, the upper end defining a notch, and a second generally cylindrical trunk portion including a body portion, a lower end having an insertable portion, and an upper end. The locking artificial tree trunk also includes a coupling mechanism having a body portion and an upper portion having a tab, and defining a channel for receiving the insertable portion of the lower end of the second trunk portion. The body portion is inserted substantially into the upper end of the first trunk portion with the tab of the upper portion aligned with the notch, thereby preventing rotation of the coupling mechanism within the upper end of the first trunk portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Publication number: 20120266352
    Abstract: A quick disconnect device for detachably holding a long gun or other elongated emergency tool (EET). The quick disconnect device receives and captures the ball of a ball-and-stem structure that is attached to the EET. The quick disconnect device may allow the EET to rotate about the central axis of the stem, but otherwise prevents relative translational and rotational motion between the EET and the quick disconnect device. The quick disconnect device is especially suitable for mounting to clothing, such as a utility belt or a ballistic vest. the quick disconnect device allows the EET to be inserted without requiring the user to directly manipulate the quick connection device, but requires the user to manipulate some sort of mechanism on the quick connect device in order to release the EET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher Busch
  • Publication number: 20120237291
    Abstract: An end-lock joinery system allows the formation of one or more elongated members configured to lock end portions with each other. An elongated member can have an end portion that includes, but is not limited to, a protrusion, a shoulder, and a recess, the protrusion and recess each having a width that smoothly tapers from a wider portion to a narrower portion. Various embodiments of the end-lock joinery system can provide different modular configurations to join elongated members and present curved surfaces. The end-lock joinery system can be formed via various methods, including, but not limited to, using a computer numerical control (CNC) machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Lorin Dean Friesen
  • Publication number: 20120224917
    Abstract: A halving joint structure comprising: a first member (2) and a second member (4) couplable to one another in a nonparallel arrangement by a halving joint, wherein each of the first and second members (2, 4) has a slot (6a, 6b) for receiving a portion (27, 29) of the other of the first and second members (2, 4) to form the halving joint; wherein the first and/or second member (2, 4) has a locking mechanism (14), the locking mechanism (14) being movable between an open configuration, which allows the portion (27, 29) of the other of the first and second members (2, 4) to be removed from the slot (6a, 6b), and a locked configuration, which prevents the portion (27, 29) from being removed from the slot (6a, 6b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. BISHOP
  • Publication number: 20120213580
    Abstract: Manufacturing costs are reduced. Connection strength and easiness for mounting are improved. A component mounting structure comprises a fastener includes a first fastener (41) and a second fastener (61), wherein the second fastener is pressed into the first fastener to pinch a component between the first fastener and the second fastener. The fastener further includes a push nut (31) into which an end portion of the first fastener is inserted. The push nut includes a base plate (32) that has an annular shape, a first engaging portion (33) formed inside the base plate and inclined relative to the base plate in a direction towards a bottom portion of the recess and a second engaging portion (34) formed outside the base plate and inclined relative to the base plate in a direction opposite to the direction towards the bottom portion of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: YACHIYO INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manabu Omori
  • Patent number: 8248769
    Abstract: A connecting mechanism for connecting a first housing and a second housing together is provided. The second housing defines a slot and two holes at opposite ends of the slot and communicating with the slot. The connecting mechanism includes two fixing elements fixed on the first housing, two rings and a movable element connected to the two fixing elements through the two rings and is capable of moving between a substantially horizontal orientation and a substantially vertical orientation. To connect the first housing and the second housing together, the second housing is moved to cause the movable element to pass through the slot until part of each of the two rings is received in the hole. The movable element is moved relative to the two rings to prevent the two rings from disengaging from the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peng Wang
  • Publication number: 20120207537
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a metal-to-nonmetal coupling structure that utilizes substantially symmetrically arranged coupling grooves in a metal substrate in conjunction with plastic molding technique to achieve secure structural coupling of components of different materials. A manufacturing method for the metal-nonmetal coupling interface structure is also disclosed to provide a simplified metal shell manufacturing process capable of achieving secure joining of various non-metal components onto a metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: MAO-LIEN HUANG
  • Publication number: 20120170974
    Abstract: An exemplary actuating mechanism includes a driving shaft and a driven shaft. The driving shaft includes a connecting end. Engaging blocks are formed on the connecting end with a clearance defined between each two neighboring engaging blocks. The driven shaft includes a pivot end. Protruding blocks are formed on the pivot end with a gap defined between each two neighboring protruding blocks. The driving shaft is connected with the driven shaft via the engaging blocks of the connecting end respectively engaged in the gaps and the protruding blocks of the pivot end respectively engaged in the clearances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHEN-CHUN LI, HSIEN-CHUAN LIANG, SHOU-KUO HSU
  • Publication number: 20120118531
    Abstract: A composite joint includes a first member having a groove therein, a second member adjacent to the first member, and a connector member disposed between the second member and the first member. The connector member is received in the groove so as to bias a load path between the first member and the second member from a peripheral portion to a central portion of the connector member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Florian P. LUKOWSKI, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120076577
    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: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaru YANAGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20120068028
    Abstract: A beverage device comprising a beverage holder having an upper end and a lower end with the lower end having a beverage holder connector. A beverage holder support has a connecting end and a locking end. The locking end has a protruding portion having an outside diameter sized to fit inside a pool noodle and an annular wall having an inside diameter sized to fit around the pool noodle. The connecting end has a beverage holder support receiver for receiving the beverage holder connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Kent M. ARNOLD, William Patrick Youngblood
  • Publication number: 20120057929
    Abstract: A hybrid transaxle 200 that is a transmission is provided with a junction surface 20 that contacts a junction surface of an internal combustion engine. A bolt span portion 20a of the junction surface 20 is provided with a protrusion portion 25 that elastically deforms so that the internal combustion engine-side junction surface and the hybrid transaxle 200-side junction surface 20 closely contact each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kasuga, Takashi Shimizu, Yukinobu Nishikawa, Yota Mizuno, Yuji Shimada, Kenji Odaka
  • Publication number: 20120023733
    Abstract: A device (1) for connecting an instrument to a driver, the device comprising: a first connector (3) having at least two protrusions connectable, in use, to the instrument; a mechanism for moving the protrusions between a connected and a disconnected position; and a second connector (17) for connecting the device (1) to the driver, in use. A method of connecting an instrument to a driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthew Cannell, Nicholas Turner
  • Publication number: 20120000059
    Abstract: An object connector is described to include at least one arm and at least one slot. The arm of the object connector includes a channel for gripping an object. The slot of the object connector includes at least one undulating side designed to receive another object connector. The object connector can include more than one arm or more than one slot. The object connector described herein can be used with both common household objects and specially designed objects to build desired structures or assemblies. The object connector described herein can be made of many different materials depending upon the purpose the object connector is designed for, which includes entertainment, industrial application, household use, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Nathaniel Fox, Michael Lo
  • Publication number: 20110304246
    Abstract: An operating member mounting structure includes a mounting plate having an inner edge defining a mounting hole, and an operating member includes a keytop and a flange which are coupled to each other by a shaft, and the flange is formed with a slit. The diameter of the flange is larger than that of the mounting hole. When the operating member is rotated and pressed down in a state that the slit receives the inner edge of the mounting hole, the flange passes over the inner edge of the mounting hole to be fully brought beneath the mounting plate. An operating shaft of an operated device is inserted into an insertion hole opened on the surface of the flange. By operating the keytop exposed from the top surface of the mounting plate, the operated device can be operated through the operating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki TANIGUCHI, Kumpei Fujita, Kenichi Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20110286792
    Abstract: A cabinet, appearing from the outside to have a construction including fully mitered joints between its panels, internally includes hidden lock miter joints between its panels. The cabinet includes a plurality of panels and has a first panel including a joint edge having a length including a first portion adjacent a second portion. The first portion includes a mitered face disposed at an angle with respect to the first panel, and the second portion includes a lock receiving recess. The cabinet also has a second panel including a joint edge having a length including a first portion adjacent a second portion. The first portion of the second panel includes a mitered face disposed at an angle with respect to the second panel, and the second portion includes a lock protrusion. When the first and second panel attach to one another, the lock protrusion is received within the lock receiving recess and the mitered faces are in flush contact with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jay M. Henriott, Rod Shelton
  • Publication number: 20110280655
    Abstract: Composed element, wherein this composed element comprises at least two panel-shaped elements, which substantially are formed from a board material; wherein said panel-shaped elements are interconnected at an angle by means of coupling devices including a tongue and a groove, which coupling devices substantially are made as profiled parts in the board material; and wherein said coupling devices also include locking elements, which, in coupled condition, prevent the moving apart of the tongue and groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck