Longitudinally Reciprocating Rod Patents (Class 74/18.2)
  • Patent number: 9729023
    Abstract: An electromotive unit includes a linear motor, a motor case containing the linear motor, a movable element connected with the linear motor and reciprocatingly driven with respect to the motor case, and a sealing material sealing the gap between the movable element and the opening of the motor case. The sealing material includes a contact portion contacting the movable element; and a recessed portion formed around contact portion, having a ring-shaped groove facing the outside of the motor case, and elastically deformable according to reciprocating movement of the movable element. This aspect provides an electromotive unit that hardly generates noise while the movable element is being reciprocatingly driven; and a small-size electrical appliance including the electromotive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Komori, Noboru Kobayashi, Hiroki Inoue, Toshio Ikuta, Yosiaki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9573315
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping plastics material pre-forms into containers includes a blow molding station on a movable conveying device. The station has a blow mold forming a cavity in which the pre-forms are expandable by a gaseous medium. A stressing device acts upon the pre-forms with the gaseous medium to expand them. A clean room surrounds the blow molding station at least in part. A stretching unit stretches the pre-forms along their longitudinal direction and includes a stretch bar movable with respect to the plastics material pre-forms. The stretch bar is insertable into the pre-forms. The station has a receiving space with a wall for receiving the stretch bar, which is movable relative to the receiving space and which surrounds the stretch bar at least in part. A flexible sealing device, which separates a sterile room area from a non-sterile room area, is arranged inside the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Michael Neubauer, Yasin Kerim, Eduard Handschuh
  • Publication number: 20130312549
    Abstract: A portable computer device and a screw rod device are provided. The portable computer device includes a computer body, a display, a support member and a screw rod structure. The support member is rotatably connected to the computer body and the display respectively. The screw rod structure is disposed in the computer body, and includes a fixing base, a free gear, a screw rod, a transmission gear and a driving gear. The fixing base has an accommodating portion and a connecting portion, and is connected to the display through the connecting portion. The free gear is disposed in the accommodating portion and screwed to the screw rod. The driving gear drives the free gear through the transmission gear, so that the free gear moves along an axial direction of the screw rod, thereby pushing the fixing base to adjust an included angle between the display and the computer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Bo-Yi Li, Chia-Lian Yen
  • Publication number: 20130167492
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sealing device 20 for a control rod 17, passing through an aperture 15c in a wall 15, wherein the control rod 17 is connected between an actuator 13, placed on one side of the wall, and a controlled entity 9a, placed on the other side of the wall, such that the actuator can control the controlled entity with motion of the control rod. The sealing device 20 includes a packing box 37 through which the control rod 17 passes and a seal 41 which provides a sealing function between the control rod 17 and the packing box 37. The packing box 37 is moveable with the control rod 17 in relation to the wall 15. Wall aperture 15c is sized to allow movement of the control rod 17 within aperture 15c. A flexible member 39 surrounds a portion of control rod 17 and extends between the packing box 37 and the wall 15, in a gastight communication with each. As such, the subject sealing device allows movement of the control rod without compromising the sealing function efficiency thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: Anders Erik Hjelmberg
  • Patent number: 7017436
    Abstract: A boot assembly for a vehicle includes a retainer adapted to be connected to vehicle structure of a vehicle and a boot for surrounding either one of a shifter and parkbrake of the vehicle. The boot assembly also includes a seal connected to the boot and to the retainer to prevent the boot from exiting the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen K. Winchell
  • Patent number: 6883483
    Abstract: In an engine having a rocker member adapted to rock about an axis intermediate the rocker member and a pushrod extending from a lower body to an upper body and engaging an end of the rocker member, a gasket for sealing the lower body to the upper body is provided. The gasket includes a sealing portion adapted to substantially seal at least a portion of the upper body to the lower body, and a pushrod support portion extending outwardly from the sealing portion adapted to engage the pushrod. At least a portion of the pushrod support portion engaging the pushrod is constructed from a material that is softer than the material of the pushrod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Dresser, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian R. Knudsen, Christopher B. Welch
  • Patent number: 6883647
    Abstract: A hydraulic brake lever for a bicycle, comprising a main body, a pull handle, and an adjusting mechanism. Thus, the hydraulic brake lever can be operated conveniently and smoothly, thereby facilitating the rider operating the hydraulic brake lever. In addition, the hydraulic brake lever is sensitive, thereby protecting the rider's safety. Further, the operation stroke of the brake can be changed and adjusted conveniently, so as to adjust the sensitivity of the brake to the optimum state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Inventor: Chun Te Wen
  • Patent number: 6811158
    Abstract: A seal for sealing an interface between a piston shaft (4) of an expander mechanism for a disk brake and an inner surface of a housing (5) of the brake in which the shaft is received is described. The seal comprises: a laterally outwardly disposed portion (11) adapted to engage a portion of the housing in fixed relation therewith; a laterally inwardly disposed portion (12) which is adapted to form a static seal with a surface of the shaft; and an intermediate portion (13) interconnecting said laterally outwardly disposed portion (11) and said laterally inwardly disposed portion (12) such that the laterally inwardly disposed portion is permitted to move axially together with the shaft relative to the laterally outwardly disposed portion, in use, in static sealing relationship with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Meritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Carl Edward Heinlein, Bruce Montgomery Gardiner
  • Publication number: 20040187616
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for adjusting the lateral stiffness of a bellows are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a bellows assembly that supports a load includes a first bellows that has an adjustable length. The first bellows also has a first end and a second end, with the first end being substantially coupled to the load. The bellows assembly, which is coupled to the second end of the first bellows, also includes a mechanism that adjusts the length of the first bellows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas C. Watson, Andrew J. Hazelton
  • Publication number: 20040134295
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for mounting a brake booster on a panel with an adapter are provided, through the use of a boot having a generally cup-shaped wall defining a flange for sealing a juncture between the brake booster and the adapter, a sealing lip for sealing a juncture between the boot and the adapter, and a hole for passage of the push rod, with the hole having a periphery for sealing the juncture between the boot and the push rod. The boot includes an air intake extending through the wall of the boot between the flange and the sealing lip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Michel J. Vermoesen, Ryan M. Elking, Patrick T. MacLellan, Derek T. Dreischarf, Roger S. Sexton
  • Patent number: 6637837
    Abstract: The problem of providing air from a vehicle engine compartment to a breather port of a vacuum booster mounted on a wall separating the engine compartment from the passenger compartment is solved by adapting the wall to provide an air passage, when the rear wall of the booster is bearing against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Petin, Patrick T. MacLellan
  • Patent number: 6550350
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) includes a tie rod (151) for a vehicle steering system. The tie rod (151) has an axis (159), a first cylindrical portion (251) with a first outer surface (261) of a first diameter (271), and a second cylindrical portion (252) coaxial with the first cylindrical portion (251). The second cylindrical portion (252) has a second outer surface (262) of a second diameter (272) smaller than the first diameter (271). The tie rod (151) has a ring portion (281) projecting radially from the second outer surface (262) of the second cylindrical portion (252). The ring portion (281) has a third outer surface (362) extending axially along the second cylindrical portion (252). A boot seal (32) encircles the second cylindrical portion (252). The boot seal (32) has a sealing surface (325) in sealing contact with the third outer surface (362) of the ring portion (281). The sealing surface (325) defines a groove (327) in the boot seal (32). The ring portion (281) is located in the groove (327).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventor: Jon W. Martin
  • Patent number: 6523428
    Abstract: A shift lever boot includes a top face having a shift lever hole face and including a plurality of crests and a plurality of valleys, and a bellow-like skirt continuously connected to edges of the top face. All ridgelines of the crests and the valleys are parallel with respect to the cross direction of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Kinugawa Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Kaji
  • Publication number: 20020189890
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) includes a tie rod (151) for a vehicle steering system. The tie rod (151) has an axis (159), a first cylindrical portion (251) with a first outer surface (261) of a first diameter (271), and a second cylindrical portion (252) coaxial with the first cylindrical portion (251). The second cylindrical portion (252) has a second outer surface (262) of a second diameter (272) smaller than the first diameter (271). The tie rod (151) has a ring portion (281) projecting radially from the second outer surface (262) of the second cylindrical portion (252). The ring portion (281) extends circumferentially completely around the axis (159) of the tie rod (151). The ring portion (281) is spaced axially from the first cylindrical portion (251). The ring portion (281) has a third outer surface (362) extending axially along the second cylindrical portion (252). A boot seal (32) encircles the second cylindrical portion (252).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: TRW Inc.
    Inventor: Jon W. Martin
  • Patent number: 6267019
    Abstract: Hydraulic cylinder rods on machines can be protected by applying a thin coating of protectant to the surface of the rod. The present invention provides a flexible, impervious sleeve having first and second ends and first and second edges connecting the ends. One end of the sleeve has a wiper portion which is secured around the cylinder rod while the other end of the sleeve is secured relative to the hydraulic cylinder. The edges of the sleeve wrap around the rod and a reserve of protectant and, when fastened together, form a closed member. Upon extension of the rod, the protectant is forced into the wiper portion and spread onto the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Criston H. Andersen, James E. Culpepper
  • Patent number: 6197078
    Abstract: A filter element adapted for use in reciprocating drilling shafts. The element includes a flexible filter material wrapped about a biasing member and opposed rigid ends. The biasing member returns the filter to an elongate form after compression and spaces the filter material from the shaft. The result is substantially less debris contacting the shaft to thus prevent damage thereto and operational impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventor: Glen Adams