Enlarged Head In Complementary Recess, E.g., Dovetail, Etc. Patents (Class 403/381)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8793956
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel which is suitable for use as wall and/or ceiling paneling, in addition to an associated method for laying said panels and a method for the production thereof. The inventive panel for a wall or ceiling comprises coupling means. The coupling means are embodied in such a way that the panel can be joined to other panels in various positions. Said positions can, for example, involve various distances between the longitudinal edges of two panels that are arranged in parallel. According to the inventive laying method, a first panel is engaged with a second panel in a first step, whereupon the panels assume an angular position in relation to each other. At least one of the panels, particularly the first panel, is pivoted in a second step on a common plane, whereupon the panels become locked in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Kronoplus Technical AG
    Inventors: Christian Leopolder, Maik Moebus
  • Patent number: 8789249
    Abstract: A shoe comprising a shoe upper including a male member and a shoe sole including a female receptor for locking with the male member. The male member locks with the female receptor by moving the male member with respect to the female receptor in a first direction, which locks the shoe upper with the shoe sole. The male member unlocks from the female receptor by moving the male member an additional distance further in the first direction, which unlocks the shoe upper from the shoe sole. The female receptor includes resilient arms to hold and release the male member and a stop to prevent movement of the resilient arms in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Convertible Shoe, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Gerald Pearce
  • Patent number: 8757917
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Benny Andersson
  • Publication number: 20140161520
    Abstract: The invention relates to a joint including a substrate, optionally a metal substrate, and a body of material joined to the substrate, the body of material typically having a composite portion. An outer surface of the substrate is provided with a fastening projection for fastening the substrate to body of material, wherein the fastening projection has a stem and a plurality of branches having dendritic geometry projecting into the material of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Daniel CLARK, Ian Colin Deuchar CARE, Jeffrey ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20140102590
    Abstract: A monocoque furniture assembly and method of manufacture is provided that utilizes modular wood segments connected by interlocking mating joints that are self-registering for ease of assembly and elimination of the need for special assembly tools. The monocoque structure achieves structural integrity with much thinner sheet material. The system can further include a series of reinforcing struts, trusses, ribs and doublers where required that distribute loads as well as a labeling protocol identifying mating assembly points and orientation thereby eliminating the need for lengthy assembly instructions, special skill or training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Towey
  • Patent number: 8695306
    Abstract: An arrangement for securing fabric relative to a framework comprising a framework, a groove in the framework, and a locking spline for being received into the groove in the framework whereby a fabric panel can be retained relative to the framework by an insertion of the locking spline into the groove with a portion of the fabric panel disposed between the locking spline and the groove. The framework can have an obverse side, a peripheral edge, and a reverse side and the groove can be disposed to the reverse side of the framework whereby the fabric panel can be applied to the framework with a portion of the fabric panel retained within the groove and with the fabric panel reversing over the peripheral edge of the framework and traversing at least a portion of the framework. A secondary groove can enable a retention of a secondary material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Sava Cvek
  • Publication number: 20140059829
    Abstract: A joint structure includes a tenon and a mortise groove. The tenon has a distal end and a proximal end integral with and extending from a first surface, wherein the distal end includes a planar surface and is wider than the proximal end. The mortise groove has a receiving end and a retaining end formed in a second surface. The first and second surfaces are beveled, and the mortise groove is adapted to receive the tenon such that the tenon is slidable from the receiving end to the retaining end to maintain the first and second surfaces in stationary placement with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mark R. Weber, Richard J. Theis
  • Publication number: 20140064843
    Abstract: A method for producing a plug connector and to a plug connector for rotationally connecting a first component to a second component, for example, in a clutch assembly, where the first component includes at least one connecting element, where the connecting element protrudes through an opening of the second component, where the connecting element has an end piece above the second component, where a cross-section of the end piece is wider than a cross-section of the opening, where the widening of the end piece is produced by means of a rolling method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Marcus Hoppe, Steffen Patze, Cyriaque Steffen
  • Patent number: 8616558
    Abstract: An overlay component (such as a seal) is provided for mounting to an elongated vehicle structure (such as a door check link) without passing the overlay over the end of the structure. The overlay component has a first body section and a second body section comprised of resilient material. The first body section has a first structure receiving portion and a first interlocking portion. The second body section has a second interlocking portion complementary with the first interlocking portion. The first and second interlocking portions resiliently deform as they are interlocked while the elongated vehicle structure is being received by the first structure receiving portion, thereby retaining the overlay component on the elongated vehicle structure without adhesives or fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: David R. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8568054
    Abstract: An attachment system for mounting a tile of a thermal protection system to a substructure includes a post assembly configured to interconnect the tile to the substructure. The post assembly may allow relative sliding movement between the tile and the substructure along a plane which is generally parallel to the tile. The attachment system facilitates installation and removal of the tile from the substructure for inspection, maintenance, and repair of the tile and/or the substructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Keith A. Etling
  • Publication number: 20130170904
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Luc Deman
  • Patent number: 8403587
    Abstract: A connecting system configured to secure at least one cavity including curved and retaining walls and positioned on a surface portion located on an edge of a substrate made of a fragile material of glass type and a support member. The connecting system includes a shoe including at least one appendage projecting from at least one of faces of the shoe, the appendage having a profile that complements the profile made on the surface portion situated on the edge of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Jean-Clement Nugue, Fabien Levasseur
  • Publication number: 20130047486
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an adapter including a first body and a second body. A lower surface profile of the first body and the second body cooperate to form a first geometric mounting profile. An upper surface profile of the first body and the second body cooperate to form a second geometric mounting profile. The first geometric mounting profile is different from the second geometric mounting profile. Each of the first body and the second body forms at least one first aligned bore that receives a first fastener that connects the first body to the second body and a spring that biases the first body and the second body away from one another. An assembly is also disclosed. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Leapers, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai-Lai Ding, Youjin Wu
  • Patent number: 8366341
    Abstract: A mounting clip and structures to support the mounting clips. A clip may narrow in width and thickness to facilitate firmer mounting and to facilitate ease of clipping into a mating receiver. The clip may have different sections along its outer rail of different thicknesses and different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Daymen US, Inc.
    Inventor: Joeben Bevirt
  • Patent number: 8287206
    Abstract: The present invention is an anchoring device for joining three boards. It includes a substantially flat horizontal top element having a top view configuration which includes two sides and has a first predetermined width as measured wide to side at its maximum width between the two sides. There is at least one substantially vertical support member attached to the underside of the top element along an imaginary center line and extending downwardly from the top element for a predetermined length, which has two sides and a second predetermined width as measured at its maximum width. There is a substantially flat horizontal bottom element with two sides and has a third predetermined width at its maximum width. The first predetermined width is greater than the second predetermined width and the third predetermined width, and the third is greater than the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Blue Heron Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Harry W. Eberle, III
  • Publication number: 20120257924
    Abstract: A molded attachment clip for securing a member to a body. The clip including a primary support and a pair of retention tabs extending from the primary support. The retention tabs extend away from the primary support member, each retention tab is biased toward a non-deflected position away from the primary support. A recess is formed at a terminal end of each retention tab, each recess defined by a bearing surface and an abutment surface. During insertion of the attachment clip into an aperture of the body, the retention tabs are deflected toward the primary support to a deflected position through contact with a surface defining the aperture. The bearing surface slidingly engages the surface defining the aperture and the abutment surface engages another surface of the body proximate the aperture as the retention tabs are biased to return toward their non-deflected position wherein the member is joined to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Andrews
  • Patent number: 8282307
    Abstract: A furniture joinery, comprises a slide rail and a slide block. The slide block includes a cut extending therethrough. The slide block receives a fastener and when the fastener passes through the cut, slides on the slide block become misaligned in the slide rail thus retaining the slide block therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Audubon Block Company
    Inventor: Michael T. Brown
  • Patent number: 8267375
    Abstract: A cartridge valve and valve manifold assembly having a valve manifold with at least one valve receptacle for threadlessly receiving and seating a cartridge valve. A threadless valve nose engages the cartridge valve with the manifold to provide an increased diameter central orifice for improved fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Numatics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Shane LaHousse, Gustavo Villegas