Enlarged Head In Complementary Recess, E.g., Dovetail, Etc. Patents (Class 403/381)
  • Patent number: 11891832
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fence system. The fence system, comprising: a first post; a second post, wherein each of the first post and the second post comprises a first set of ribs and a second set of ribs; a lower rail, wherein a first end of the lower rail is adapted to terminate at a face of the first set of ribs of the first post and a second end of the lower rail is adapted to terminate at a face of the first set of ribs of the second post; and an upper rail, wherein the lower rail and the upper rail are positioned to receive one or more infill boards, such that the one or more infill boards are adapted to terminate at a face of the second set of ribs of the first post and at a face of the second set of ribs of the second post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Schneider, Paige Barbara Moore
  • Patent number: 11885371
    Abstract: A connection system for removably connecting first and second pieces one to another. The connection system comprises: a tapering recess formed in, or connected to, the first piece. The tapering recess has an opening which is shaped and dimensioned to receive a wedge formed in, or connected to, the second piece. The wedge has a dovetail profile which is adapted to engage with walls of the recess. The wedge is shaped and dimensioned to slide in a first direction and thereby wedge into the tapered recess. Each piece has at least one aperture which receives a lock piece. The first and second pieces when connected and which when oriented in a user preferred direction, cause the lock piece to fall from a first aperture into a second aperture, thereby locking the wedge in the tapering recess and preventing movement in an opposite sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Simon Pengelly
  • Patent number: 11849957
    Abstract: Patient-specific instrumentation for use when performing articular joint repair is provided. A patient-specific jig is adapted to be positioned over a bone at an articular surface thereof for assisting in preparing the bone surface for reception of a prosthesis. The jig comprises a bone contacting portion adapted to matingly contact a portion of the articular surface of the bone and a cutting slot adapted to receive therein a saw blade for resecting the articular surface of the bone. The cutting slot may be press-fitted into the opening of a cut guide. A patient-specific plate and a patient-specific rotational guide are also provided for guiding a positioning of the prosthesis over the resected surface of the bone. A method for manufacturing the patient-specific jig is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ZIMMER, INC.
    Inventors: Pierre Couture, Trong Tin Nguyen, Anselm Jakob Neurohr, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Jean-Guillaume Abiven, Alain Richard
  • Patent number: 11828325
    Abstract: A lattice system for structures includes a lattice joint housing and a plurality of structural joints. Each of the plurality of structural joints have a side entry slot for insertion of keyed features on a mating lattice member. Each of the plurality of structural joints are configured to facilitate rotation of the mating lattice member, semi-permanently holding the mating lattice member in place with an electro-permanent magnetic (EPM) retaining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Christian Zempel, Donald Wayne Denham
  • Patent number: 11701598
    Abstract: A structure for coupling assembly blocks of a polyhedral shape formed of a plurality of side plates, a top plate, and a bottom plate, includes a first coupling member formed on a portion of at least one of the plurality of side plates, the top plate, and the bottom plate and a second coupling member formed on a portion of at least one of the plurality of side plates, the top plate, and the bottom plate other than one on which the first coupling member is formed. The first coupling member of one assembly block is configured to couple with the second coupling member of other assembly block in a sliding manner, in a fitting manner, or in a rotating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: CREAMO INC.
    Inventors: Seok Lee, Deok Ha Woo, Taik Jin Lee, Yong Joon Park, Jeong Hun Shin
  • Patent number: 11698164
    Abstract: Disclosed are mounting brackets, mounting bracket assemblies, mountable lights, and methods of installation thereof. In one embodiment, a mounting bracket assembly comprises an obround-shaped wall mount configured to be mounted to a wall and a light mount configured to be coupled to a surface of a light. The wall mount comprises a raised internal ridge extending from a wall-facing side of the wall mount and a rim segment surrounding the raised internal ridge. A clearance space can be formed in between the wall and the rim segment when the wall mount is mounted to the wall. The light mount comprises a curved ledge and an inwardly-projecting brim. At least part of the curved ledge can rest on a top of the wall mount and the inwardly-projecting brim can be positioned within part of the clearance space when the light is mounted to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Gantri, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Zeke Seminario, Nicolas Lenotte, Jonas Lagerstadt
  • Patent number: 11688528
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a color-coded cable identification assembly and a cable. The cable identification assembly comprises: a support element including a fixing element adapted to fix the support element to a cable; and a plurality of identification elements, which are detachably mounted on the support element with the cable being located between the support element and the plurality of identification elements. Each identification element has a predetermined color so that the plurality of identification elements are capable of forming a predetermined color code to identify the cable. The cable identification assembly according to the present disclosure can be very easily and rapidly mounted to the cable, thereby greatly saving the installation time of workers and thus reducing the labor cost and the chance of making a mistake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jin Liu, Jianping Wu, Gangping Lei, Jien Zheng, Hongjuan An, Yujun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11629740
    Abstract: A connector and a frame structure using the same, wherein the connector at least comprises a socket, a bolt and an expansion bolt; the socket comprises a connection end, and a slot, which extends along a length direction of the socket from an end surface of the connection end, is provided on the socket; the bolt comprises a bolt main body that is adapted to the slot, a front end of the bolt main body is provided with at least two expansion arms, and the bolt main body is internally provided with an expansion channel which traverses the bolt main body along a length direction; and the expansion bolt comprises an expansion bolt main body that matches the expansion channel, a front end of the expansion bolt main body is provided with an acting end that interacts with the expansion arm, and the socket and the bolt are tightly connected by means of an expansion force that is generated by the acting end opening the expansion arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Jiannong Cai
  • Patent number: 11547015
    Abstract: A notebook cooler with a pressurizing function comprises a cooler body and one or more soft sealing elements detachably disposed on the cooler body. A notebook is placed on the soft sealing element, an airtight space is defined by the bottom of the notebook, the soft selling element and the cooler body, and a cooling fan is disposed in the airtight space. The circular soft sealing element is laid on the notebook cooler, so that an airtight space is defined by the bottom of the notebook, the soft sealing element and the cooler body; a turbofan sucks air from the bottom of the cooler and presses the air into the airtight space; and the cooler can press air into the notebook via cooling holes in the bottom of the notebook to effectively accelerate air circulation in the notebook, so that elements in the notebook can be rapidly cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Xihua Zhong
  • Patent number: 11492174
    Abstract: An adapter element and a transport platform, such as a dolly (1), including at least one such adapter element (5), said at least one adapter element (5) being connected or connectable to the dolly (1) and having a rim portion (6) protruding from a deck (2) of the dolly (1) for restraining loads placed on top of the deck (2) at least in a lateral direction, wherein the at least one adapter element (5) is provided with one or more legs (8, 12; 8, 12, 17,.18) each comprising an engagement portion (9, 13; 9;13, 19, 20), preferably tabs or protrusions, for being received and snap-fitted into a corresponding opening (10, 15) provided in the deck (2). An outer leg (12) of the one or more legs (8, 12; 8, 12, 17, 18) is formed as a tab or tongue having a through hole (13) which serves as an engagement portion of the outer leg (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CHEP Technology Pty Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Lopez Uran, Malcolm Cant, John Huizingh
  • Patent number: 11472621
    Abstract: A reel for a taping electronic component package with a tape including multiple recesses and electronic components housed in the respective recesses includes a core around which the taping electronic component package is to be wound, a pair of flanges that are located at respective ends of the core and that face each other across the core in an axial direction, and a separating portion that irreversibly separates the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimizu, Kiyoyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11332078
    Abstract: An emblem assembly includes a body of a polymeric material. A polymeric material extending portion is homogeneously connected to the body. The extending portion has a dove-tail shaped connector outwardly and homogenously extending from the extending portion. The dove-tail shaped connector defines a V-shape having a first wing and a second wing. An attachment member includes a first recessed pocket receiving the first wing and a second recessed pocket receiving the second wing to frictionally couple the attachment member to the extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ellen Loren, Kitty L. Gong, Robert Mayes
  • Patent number: 11279020
    Abstract: An apparatus, having: a panel (100) comprising a top surface (102), a bottom surface (104), and a side surface (106) spanning the top and bottom surfaces; plural upper retaining slots (110), each upper retaining slot recessed into the panel through the top surface, extending parallel to the top surface, and opening through the side surface in at least one location (112), wherein each upper retaining slot comprises a trapezoidal shape; and a dog hole (122) extending through the panel from the top surface to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 11160380
    Abstract: An easy assembly outdoor sofa is disclosed, comprising such components of a base and a backrest (or armrest). The plane of the base extends horizontally to form a seat, and the periphery of the base is formed with a bar portion having oval section. The bar portion extends downward to form a frame, wherein the bottom of the backrest (or armrest) extends laterally to form an L-shaped connecting portion. A C-shaped opening is formed at the intersection part between the bottom and the L-shaped connecting portion. The C-shaped opening is to receive the oval bar portion of the base; as a characteristic feature, both the upper edge and lower edge of the bar portion of the base are configured with a positioning tenon, and corresponding to the positioning tenon, the L-shaped connecting portion is configured with a positioning mortise with larger width. Moreover, the base and the L-shaped connecting portion are configured with fixing holes matching each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Liang-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 10900386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a camshaft adjustment device for changing an angular position of a camshaft relative to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine. The device comprising an actuator, the actuator having a housing flange, fastening means to lock the housing flange to a housing. A latching section is formed on the housing, and a locking section, which comes to bear axially on the latching section, is formed on the housing flange. The fastening means comprises at least two fastening clips for connecting the housing to the housing flange in a frictional and interlocking manner. Each fastening clip has a first leg with a first latching contour and a second leg with a second latching contour. The first latching contour bears against a latching groove in the latching section, and the second latching contour bears against a latching groove in the locking section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Hoppe, Ye Bai
  • Patent number: 10895276
    Abstract: A two material joint design may be made of a first piece made of a first material. The first piece including a first mating portion of a joint. The design may also have a second piece made of a second material. The second material is different than the first material. The second piece includes a second mating portion of the joint complementary in shape to the first mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Cook, Dakota W. Foster
  • Patent number: 10840656
    Abstract: A bus bar unit includes a bus bar for energizing a coil wound around a stator; and a bus bar holder formed by an insulating member and holds the bus bar. The bus bar holder includes an engaged part which is configured to be engaged with an engaging part formed at an extending part extended from the stator in axial direction of the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuji Houzumi, Kenji Sasaki, Yoshihiro Kodera
  • Patent number: 10741810
    Abstract: A battery pack case prevents moisture from being permeated into a battery pack with an easily assembled structure. The battery pack case includes an upper pack case and a lower pack case that are slidably coupled with each other. The upper pack case includes a coupling protrusion, and the lower pack case includes a coupling groove such that a bonding member is at portion at which the coupling protrusion and the coupling groove come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Geon Tae Park, Ju Hwan Baek, Pan Jung Kwon, Jung Ho Oh
  • Patent number: 10648180
    Abstract: A building construction system of includes a prefinished exterior weather-tight insulating skin (panel), a cavity and structural zone where electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, data/audio systems can run freely and be modified, and a prefinished interior wall panel which is easily removable allowing access to the cavity and structural zone. The exterior and interior panels are mounted to structural components and create the cavity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: George A. Clemens
  • Patent number: 10570938
    Abstract: A composed element, such as a piece of furniture, wherein the composed element comprises at least a rear wall, as well as a number of constructional parts forming a whole in which the rear wall has to be provided. The rear wall forms the rear side of the composed element and includes one or more rear wall parts. The composed element comprises seats for installing at least one of the rear wall parts, which are configured such that the rear wall part can be slid into the seats starting from the rear side of the composed element from a position differing from the final plane in which the rear wall part will be situated in the final condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Luc Deman, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Maarten Marres, Jan Van Troys
  • Patent number: 10451097
    Abstract: An assembled product includes at least three elements arranged in three different planes. A first element is connected perpendicular to a second element, and a third element is connected perpendicular to the second element. The assembled product includes one or more locking devices, each comprising a flexible tongue arranged in an insertion groove one of the at least three elements. The flexible tongue cooperates with a tongue groove, at an adjacent one of the at least three elements, for locking the one element and the adjacent element together. A second edge of the second element is connected to a second edge of the third element by a first of said locking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hans Brännström, Agne Pålsson, Peter Derelöv
  • Patent number: 10401917
    Abstract: A multi-linkage hinge includes a base bar, two friction bars, two synchronous rotation bars and two torsion plates. The base bar extends longitudinally to have two connecting ends and two middle pivot portions . Each friction bar has two link ends respectively coupled to the connecting end of the base bar and a middle portion of the respective torsion plate. The synchronous rotation bars are interposed between the friction bars, and each has two pivot ends respectively coupled to the middle pivot portion of the base bar and a driven end of the respective torsion plate. The torsion plates are turnable synchronously relative to the base bar between unfolded and folded positions. In the unfolded position, a bending space is formed between the torsion plates for receiving a bending portion of the display sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Way-Han Dai, Chun-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 10190752
    Abstract: A luminaire mounting system can accommodate mounting a luminaire to different structures. The luminaire can comprise an adapter, which may be formed into or otherwise associated with a frame of the luminaire, for example. The adapter can provide a mechanical interface to different brackets that are configured for mounting to different structures. The adapter can connect to a first type of bracket that is configured for mounting to a vertically extending pole, to a second type of bracket that is configured for mounting to a horizontally extending pole, and to a third type of bracket that is configured for mounting to a wall or other flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Wright
  • Patent number: 10107380
    Abstract: A cover for use on a drive is adapted to be received by a feature on the drive. The cover includes a body and a mount. The mount is operably associated with the body. The mount is also adapted to cooperate with the feature on the drive to removably secure the cover to the drive. The mount and the body are separate components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph McGarry, Garret David Heath, Simon Andrew Odland, Timothy Joseph Brakefield
  • Patent number: 9987525
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a golf club head with a tapered sole weight. Other embodiments for related club heads and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan M. Stokke, Michael R. Nicolette
  • Patent number: 9903205
    Abstract: An impeller for a rotor of a turbomachine includes: a wheel disc mounted on the rotor, the wheel disc having plural grooves arranged along a circumference of the wheel disc and extending in the thickness direction of the wheel disc. A toothed profile is formed on two sides of each groove. A plurality of impeller blades each have one root with two sides on each of which one toothed profile is formed. Each blade is inserted into a groove so as to form a blade-groove combination with the toothed profiles of the root and of the groove in engagement. Each combination having a fixing device that fixes the blade in the groove in the thickness direction and in the radial direction of the wheel disc. Each fixing device has a recess movably received in the groove base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
    Inventor: Bjoern Reinhold
  • Patent number: 9879755
    Abstract: A chain made up of bush link plates, bushes fitted into bush fitting holes, and rollers fitted rotatably on an outer circumference of each of the bush. In order to make it possible to replace the roller without removing the bush from the bush link plates, in the chain made up of the bush link plates provided with bush fitting holes, the bushes fitted into the bush fitting holes, and the rollers fitted rotatably on the outer circumference of each of the bushes, the roller is formed from split rollers made by splitting the roller into two or more parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Ryoichi Saito
  • Patent number: 9783133
    Abstract: A magnet fastener includes a cup, a magnet received in the cup and a carrier. The carrier receives and holds the cup while the resilient support includes at least one projection that engages the cup and provides a biasing force to prevent rattling or ticking of the cup on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Huelke, Mike Popovski
  • Patent number: 9783995
    Abstract: A floor panel may include a substrate having a top side and a bottom side. A top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may consist of a printed thermoplastic film and a thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer provided on the printed thermoplastic film. The top layer may be directly applied to the substrate using a glue layer available between the printed thermoplastic film and the top side of the substrate. The substrate may be an extruded synthetic material board including a filler selected from the group consisting of chalk, wood and sand. The substrate at least at two opposite edges may include coupling means provided in the extruded synthetic material board. The floor panel may have a thickness of 5 to 10 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert, Bernard Thiers, Benjamin Clement, Christophe Maesen
  • Patent number: 9719542
    Abstract: A composed element includes at least two panel-shaped elements, such as a locking tongue and groove connection, that are arranged to be coupled to each other at an angle, either directly or indirectly by means of an intermediate piece. The connection includes, at least at one of the panel-shaped elements, a tongue or groove, cooperable with a groove or tongue provided on the other panel-shaped element or on the intermediate piece. The tongue includes a split tongue, with at least a first part and a second part, and a slit located therebetween. A locking part is located at the outer side of at least said first part wherein the slit, seen in cross-section of the tongue, defines at least one side, the course of which, seen in cross-section, deviates from the main direction belonging to the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Luc Deman
  • Patent number: 9695856
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 9605437
    Abstract: A dismountable flooring block comprises a flooring block body, having a first mounting edge portion and a second mounting edge portion, the first mounting edge portion and the second mounting edge portion being thinner than the flooring block body and being laterally extended from the flooring block body. Two mounting members are respectively disposed on an upper surface of the first mounting edge portion and on a bottom surface of the second mounting edge portion, in which a mounting direction of the first mounting edge portion and a mounting direction of the second mounting edge portion are both parallel to an up-and-down direction of the flooring block body, thereby enabling the mounting member of the flooring block body to mount to a mounting member of another flooring block body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Yu-Yung Cheng
  • Patent number: 9533717
    Abstract: A connection structure between a first and a second component, the second component being formed from a steel material. The first component is made from a lightweight construction material of the minimum possible weight and having a high degree of stiffness, such as a fiber-reinforced plastic. Both components are connected by a metallic intermediate component, which is non-detachably connected by a plug-in means of connection with the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Klaus Haegele, Wilfried Heise, Asmir Salkic, Joachim Seidel
  • Patent number: 9371938
    Abstract: A modular conduit unit system and method for exemplary uses in routing utility lines and storage management of fluids. The modular conduit units may include independent dome-shaped structures including four orthogonally oriented openings and internal chambers. On connection of many conduit units, multiple passageways are created for routing utility lines through the modular structure. Closure panels may be selectively installed to close off the conduit units and passageways for underground storage of fluids or other materials. The modular units are capable of being encased by materials including concrete for underground and concrete floors and walls of commercial buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph S. Miskovich
  • Patent number: 9347470
    Abstract: Composed element including at least two panel-shaped elements, which each have an edge zone in which coupling means are present in the form of a profiled part respectively extending in the longitudinal direction of the respective edge zone, as well as each including an end face extending transversely to the respective edge zone, wherein said profiled parts allow coupling the panel-shaped elements together in an interlocking manner, wherein at least one of the panel-shaped elements includes an arrangement which hides from view at least a portion of the profiled part formed at the pertaining edge zone at the location of the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 9126299
    Abstract: A work holder which is adapted to hold a workpiece firmly in place for machining operations with respect to a machine tool. The workpiece is fashioned with a dovetail protuberance, which protuberance is designed to affix the workpiece to the work holder to the machining operations. Once the machining is completed, the dovetail protuberance may be removed in any convenient manner. Thus, the finished product may not then exhibit the former protuberance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Raptor Workholding Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian O'Rell, Dao Ha
  • Patent number: 9050639
    Abstract: The provided process creates a fully flanged interlocked bushing by feeding a metal strip into a stamping assembly having a plurality of tool stations. The stations blank a workpiece from the metal strip, and trim the workpiece's two opposing ends forming a triangular shaped tab and a puzzle locking feature on either end. The workpiece is then formed into an annular shape, wherein the triangular shaped tabs are overlapped as the opposing ends are abutted and interlocked. A flange is then imparted into the side wall of the workpiece relieving the tab's overlapping condition, causing the tabs to abut one another and become co-planar with the flange. This creating a fully flanged part with a tightly fitted parting line. This invention also includes products formed by the aforementioned process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Middleville Tool & Die Co.
    Inventor: Robert L. Middleton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150117946
    Abstract: A mounting structure of two resin components includes a primary component including an insertion piece extendedly provided from a base portion, and an engagement recessed portion formed in the insertion piece; and a secondary component formed capable of being mounted to the primary component and including an insertion portion configured to guide the insertion piece formed at the base portion, an engagement protruding portion formed in the insertion portion and configured to fit into the engagement recessed portion of the insertion piece, and a restriction wall configured to cover a root side of the insertion piece inserted into the insertion portion, and in a top plan view, a width of the restriction wall being gradually decreased toward a direction separating from a side where the primary component is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Takashi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9011034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a seam clamp for securing equipment, such as solar PV panels, to standing roofs. The seam clamp includes an outer clamp member, an outer support member, and an inner clamp member. The inner clamp member and outer clamp member both include a clamping jaw projecting inward toward each other. The inner clamping member movably attached to the outer support member allowing the clamping jaws to engage and secure a standing seam. For ease of assembly, the outer clamp member and outer support member are slideably engaged and can be optionally captively slideably engaged. The seam clamp can be configured to accommodate different standing seam shapes by substituting alternative outer clamp members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sunmodo Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Clifford Schrock
  • Patent number: 8979052
    Abstract: The external material clamp comprises the fixed plate fixed to the foundation of the wall of the building, the horizontal plate extending forwardly from the center of the fixed plate, the upper support plate projected upwardly from the front end of the horizontal plate to support the upper side external wall with engagement, the lower support plate supporting the upper end of the external material 50 in the lower side with engagement, and the receiving plate at least a part of which is located above the horizontal plate to contact with the external material in the upper side with receiving a part of the load thereof. With this configuration, the load of the upper side external material is shared by the lower side external material and the receiving plate of the external material clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kmew Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Uota, Kouichi Tominaga
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8961059
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a self-locking joint in a panel structure. The method provides a panel structure having at least two face sheets and a core portion sandwiched therebetween. The method further fabricates in a first portion of the panel structure at least one mortice opening having self-locking end portions. The method further fabricates on a second portion of the panel structure at least one tenon extension having flexible self-locking members. The method further interlocks the flexible self-locking members of the at least one tenon extension with the self-locking end portions of the at least one mortice opening to form a self-locking joint in the panel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brad J. Reeves, Paul L. Gooch
  • Patent number: 8935867
    Abstract: A light-emitting display system has an alignment mechanism to align or angle light-emitting tiles of the display. A first tile connects to a second tile by joining a first clamp portion on the first tile with a second clamp portion on the second tile. In an implementation, the alignment mechanism includes a replaceable angle adjustment insert that is inserted into at least one of the clamp portions, such as the first clamp portion. When the first and second clamp portions are joined, a surface of the second clamp portion presses against the insert and a desired angle between the first and second tile is formed. The insert can have any angle so that any desired angle can be formed between the first and second tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Robert Patterson, Grant Arthur John Elliott
  • Publication number: 20140360122
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a durable solid-wood door or other rigid block assembly includes two generally-planar, mutually-parallel solid-wood boards each having a plurality of mutually-parallel dovetail-connection channels running generally along an internal surface of each of the boards, and a solid-wood central keying structure disposed between the two solid-wood boards. The central keying structure includes a plurality of two-sided sliding dovetails keys sized to slide within the dovetail-connection channels to secure the two-mutually-parallel solid-wood boards to each other via sliding dovetail connections to the central keying structure. Alternating wood grain orientations may be used to reduce warping. Each board may include multiple laterally-adjacent monolithic slabs interconnected via tongue-and-groove edge connections, with the dovetail connection channels extending across multiple slabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Vasile C. OROS
  • Patent number: 8905670
    Abstract: A snap-fit joint comprises plastic male and female members. The male member has a flexible wall shaped along its length to define a terminal anchor portion and a relatively narrower neck portion defined by opposing curved indentations of the wall. The opposing curved indentations taper inwardly from a top to a bottom, such that the distance between opposing curved indentations of the wall is least at the bottom of the wall and greatest at the top. The female member comprises a socket corresponding in shape to that of the male member. As the male member is inserted into the socket, the curved indentations of the male member are flexed inwardly until the male member is seated in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Rex Blakeman
  • Patent number: 8864407
    Abstract: A furniture interconnection system for reversibly joining a board element and an upright element perpendicular to each other in a furniture frame. The joint is formed by a tenon and a mortise, the tenon having a novel irregular hexagon shape, the mortise having a novel irregular quadrilateral shape. The tenon is inserted into the mortise and pivoted in stages on a pair of angles of the hexagon, to form a stable joint without fasteners such as glue, screws, and other similar fasteners. As the tenon pivots inside the mortise, pairs of complementary and supplementary angles interact within the furniture interconnection system to position the tenon to form the stable joint without additional fasteners, allowing the furniture frame to be easily dismantled for moving or reconfiguration without damaging the frame, but forming the reversible joint that is sufficiently sturdy to support the load it was designed to bear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Petter Sorum
  • Patent number: 8840333
    Abstract: A frame the joint connector comprises a first head, a second head and a neck interconnecting the first head and the second head. The first head forms a first shoulder adjacent the neck facing the second head. The second head forms a second shoulder adjacent the neck facing the first head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated
    Inventor: Victor Massey
  • Patent number: 8814107
    Abstract: A fastening device (3) for detachably fastening a medical instrument (2A-2E) to a holding structure (1) includes two crossbeams (4A, 4B), two longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) with a claw (6) for extending behind a holding surface (1A) of the holding structure. A guide (7-9) is provided, by which the crossbeams (4A, 4B) are moved in the direction of the claws (6) of the longitudinal beams during a motion of the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another. A clamping structure (12) is provided for moving the longitudinal beams (5A, 5B) in relation to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hampe, Holger Stegmann
  • Patent number: 8801324
    Abstract: A device which can slide up and down on a chain or cable, can be loosened to attach to the chain or cable, but does not have any parts that come free when the part is loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, L.L.C
    Inventor: James Kempf
  • Publication number: 20140219715
    Abstract: In an underground barrier wherein each barrier member has a first edge having a flange defining a first connector and an opposed second edge having a channel defining a second connector, the channel being sized and shaped to receive the flange in slidable interconnection therein an apparatus for reinforcing a connection between adjacent barrier members comprises a first plate shaped to correspond to a first side of the barrier member around the channel, a second plate shaped to correspond to a second side of the barrier member, around the channel and a plurality of fasteners extending between the first and second plates so as to retain the first and second plates proximate to the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Wayne Wolf