Rotary To Or From Reciprocating Or Oscillating Patents (Class 74/25)
  • Patent number: 9427065
    Abstract: A device for the purpose of applying cosmetic product which can be made to shear cosmetic product held within its chamber prior to loading a portion of cosmetic product evenly onto the applicator head by way of separating the detachable container from the handle. After separation, the direction of the rotation motion is chosen and the device is activated. Once activated, the drive mechanism converts rotation motion into a reciprocating rotation motion thereby enabling the applicator head to simultaneously travel back and forth and rotate for purposes of applying cosmetic product. The applicator head via transfer vibration can be vibrated along or in conjunction with the reciprocation rotating motion for purposes of apply cosmetic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Herman David Palmieri
  • Patent number: 9394893
    Abstract: A controllable hydraulic oscillating slide machine includes an inner rotor arranged in a housing and having cylindrical recesses. A bearing is formed in the housing, in which a co-rotating outer rotor is mounted eccentrically to the inner rotor, the outer rotor having several pivotably suspended slide drivers that engage into the recesses of the inner rotor for rotationally driving the outer rotor by way of the inner rotor and form modifiable chambers. The slide drivers may each be coupled to a piston that is guided in a respective associated recess. A pressure level different from that in the chambers between the inner and the outer rotor may be set in the chambers delimited by the recesses and the associated pistons so that two different pressure levels may be generated and two different consumers can be supplied using the oscillating slide machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: André Mäder, Christian Richter, Mark Tepler, Bernd Morthorst, Jens Struckmann, Wolfgang Vöge
  • Patent number: 9388342
    Abstract: An electric actuator is provided for operating an unheading valve of a coke drum. The electric actuator includes a driving element comprising a planetary roller screw for actuating the unheading valve. By using a planetary roller screw, rather than hydraulics for the driving element, the electric actuator of the present invention can be used in place of hydraulic actuators while still providing sufficient power and reliability for use with an unheading valves of a coke drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Valve, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Orino, Ruben F. Lah
  • Patent number: 9387577
    Abstract: A power tool having a gear speed reducing mechanism which is free of backlash and a planetary gear speed reducing mechanism. The planetary gear speed reducing mechanism has a driving-side member that is rotationally driven by a prime mover, a driven-side member which is rotatably and coaxially disposed with the driving-side member and to which a tool bit is coupled, and an intervening member which is disposed between the driving-side member and the driven-side member. The intervening member is configured as a planetary member and at least caused to rotate by frictional force acting on its contact surface in contact with the driving-side member when the driving-side member is rotationally driven, so that torque of the driving-side member is transmitted to the driven-side member at reduced speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Hiroki Ikuta, Takamasa Hanai, Akihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 9303741
    Abstract: The linear-to-rotary actuator includes an elongated drive member constrained to linear movement, and a rotary member constrained to rotary movement. The elongated drive member has a coupling end and an engaging member that projects from the coupling end. The rotary member has a track defining an Archimedean spiral. The track is adapted to receive the engaging member. The engaging member is constrained to slide in the track such that linear movement of the elongated member effects rotation of the rotary member. The track may be a slot, a groove, or other guide. Alternatively, instead of a track defined directly in the rotary member, the actuator may include a linking member (such as a disk or rectangular bracket) attached to the rotary member, the linking member having a track defining an Archimedean spiral defined therein, the engaging member being slidable in the track to convert linear motion into rotary motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Kan Cui, Margaret C. Liu, Samuel K. Liu
  • Patent number: 9056160
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a plurality of effecters, actuated in a periodic manner upon by obstructive forces of a flexible infusion tube so as flow of infusion fluid is provided along said infusion tube, the magnitude of the obstructive forces being dependent upon the displacement of said moving effecters; and a plurality of balancing magnets providing balancing forces upon one or all the moving effecters, the balancing forces at each point along the path of motion of the moving effecters being of approximately equal magnitude to that of the obstructive forces at the point; such that the parasitic output due to work performed against the obstructive forces is approximately zero and yield is maximized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldor
  • Publication number: 20150122058
    Abstract: A macro-micro actuated distended guide rail precision rotation apparatus, having a housing of a torque motor and a bearing housing, both fixedly arranged on an upper surface of a base, and a bearing sleeved on the bearing housing. The inner ring of the bearing sleevingly connected to an intermediate rotating body connected to a bearing inner ring cap. A grating is provided at a lower end of the bearing inner ring cap. A connecting piece is arranged on the upper surface of the housing of the torque motor. The lower end of the connecting piece is fixedly connected to a rotary shaft of the torque motor. The connecting piece and the intermediate rotating body are both connected to the lower end of a fine movement mechanism fixedly connected to a rotary worktable. The rotation apparatus allows for highly precise macro-and-micro linked control, and for rotation control of great rotation range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yumei Huang, Manzhi Yang, Xingang Yang, Wenfeng Hou, Weigang Lv, Tongqing Liu, Guangpeng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150107385
    Abstract: A casing running tool is connected to a top drive with a clutch that operates with set down weight against a spring resistive force. Setting down weight with rotation in a first direction raises an actuation member that pushes the slips out radially. The weight of the string then keeps the slips in position so that the string can be picked up and the rig floor slips removed followed by lowering the string while circulating and rotating. With slips set inside the joint and the string hanging free, rotating the top drive rotates the string as the string is lowered. With slips again supporting the string on the rig floor the top drive can be rotated in an opposed direction with weight set down to back off the slips and to remove it from the top joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: DrawWorks LP
    Inventors: Albert Augustus Mullins, Matthew J. Hickl
  • Publication number: 20150107383
    Abstract: A power tool device, in particular a portable power tool device, has at least one eccentric which is mounted so as to be rotatable about an eccentric axis. The power tool device also has at least one sheet-metal connecting rod which has at least one first bearing receptacle, configured to connect to at least one axial displacement unit, and at least one second bearing receptacle, configured to connect to the at least one eccentric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Achim Duesselberg, Juergen Schlipf, Immanuel Werner
  • Patent number: 9010482
    Abstract: A knurled press-fitting portion and an annular groove, which receives foreign matter and is formed to extend in a circumferential direction in front of the press-fitting portion of a cylindrical protruding portion, are provided at an outer peripheral surface of the protruding portion of an output shaft. A fitting portion, which is fitted to a coupling tube by press-fitting, is formed at an outer periphery of an opening end of the protruding portion. An outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical fitting portion and an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical coupling tube coupled to a Z4 gear are fitted and coupled to each other. The annular groove is closed by the fitting portion in a state where the protruding portion and the coupling tube are coupled to each other. The annular groove is configured so as to prevent foreign matter from being discharged toward a bearing gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Motoyama
  • Publication number: 20150090057
    Abstract: Embodiments include removable catheter actuator collars which may connect a catheter actuator on a catheter's handle to a catheter positioning device. The removable catheter actuator collars may allow the catheter to be easily removed from the catheter positioning device by a physician. The removable catheter actuator collars may remain connected with the catheter when removed and may allow the catheter to be easily reconnected to the catheter positioning system. In further embodiments, the removable catheter actuator collars may be annular or ring shaped and secure to a catheter actuator with various mechanisms such as one or more clamps, compression grips, or rotating portions and may remain connected with the catheter when the catheter is removed from the catheter positioning system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Pacheco, Steve Foley, David Jenkins, Thomas Jackson, Luke Hares
  • Publication number: 20150068332
    Abstract: A flexible conduit fitting system includes a housing that defines at least part of a flexible conduit fitting, and a resilient clip supported by the housing. The flexible conduit fitting may include an aperture for receiving an end of a flexible wiring conduit. The resilient clip may have an engagement portion that extends into the aperture of the flexible conduit fitting to engage the generally corrugated outer structure of the flexible wiring conduit. The housing may be configured to support the resilient clip in a manner that allows the resilient clip to flex in a direction of movement of the flexible wiring conduit when the flexible wiring conduit is being inserted into the aperture and past the engagement portion, but to not substantially flex in the direction of movement of the flexible wiring conduit when attempting to withdraw the flexible wiring conduit from the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tom Bakken, Nathan Carlson, Alan Stordahl, Michael Peterson, Yong Fang
  • Publication number: 20150033883
    Abstract: The present invention describes a baby carrier rocking device. In one embodiment, the device includes a housing with an imbedded motor, MP3 player, and related components. The housing may feature various shapes and designs, and comprises an aperture at the top portion thereof. The aperture is adapted to hold a first end of an elongated arm therein. The second end of the elongated arm is adapted to rock a baby carrier. In operation, the motor actuates the elongated arm so that it extends upward at a regular interval, contacting a baby carrier and thereby pushing the same in a rocking motion. Each time the elongated arm is extended upward, it falls back down via gravity. In this way, the present invention provides parents or caregivers with a hands-free way to rock a baby carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Steve M. Cornmesser
  • Patent number: 8943915
    Abstract: An output sprocket wheel attachment structure includes a coned disk spring fitted with an output power shaft is abutted with and positioned by a stepped portion. An output sprocket wheel spline-fitted with spline grooves formed at an outer side portion of the output power shaft with respect to the stepped portion is pressed by the coned disk spring. A cap nut which engages with male threads formed at an end portion of the output power shaft is restricted and fixed at a bottom face thereof by and to an axial end of the output power shaft. Movement in an axial direction of the output sprocket wheel pressed by the coned disk spring is restricted by an opening end portion of the cap nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamasaki, Shinya Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20150015040
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a rolling-and-swinging device and a massage chair. The rolling-and-swinging device comprises a gear motor, a motor mounting plate, a torque output board, a swing arm, a swing arm synchronizer ring, a damping ring, an optical shutter rotating ring, a swinging monitoring controller, a microcomputer controller, a shaft supporting plate, a frame and curved legs. The massage chair is for commercial sale, wherein the massage chair is equipped with aforementioned rolling-and-swinging device and two curved legs in contact with the ground, and the operation of the rolling and swinging motion of the massage chair is automatic. This invention is characterized by having a simple structure, and being able to operate reliably, low in energy consumption, quiet, and widely applicable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Bingshun Qiu
  • Patent number: 8931125
    Abstract: A cradle drive mechanism is provided. The cradle drive mechanism includes a drive motor, an intermediate frame and a screw and nut transmission device driven by the drive motor so as to drive linear reciprocating motion of the intermediate frame. The cradle drive mechanism also includes a rotating, shaft having a first driving wheel and a gear, a transmission belt, and a rack meshed with the gear so that, during linear reciprocating motion of the intermediate frame, the rack forces the gear to rotate and drive rotation of the first driving wheel, wherein rotation of the first driving wheel drives rotation of the transmission belt. The cradle drive mechanism also includes a cradle connector fixed on the transmission belt and configured to connect a cradle and to drive linear reciprocating motion of the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Xianfa Fang, Gaoxian Zhang, Gang Hu, Xin Yang
  • Patent number: 8915158
    Abstract: Methods and systems for micro transmissions for a micro machine may comprise an input shaft assembly coupled to a micro actuator, an output shaft assembly coupled to a micro shaft, and one or more power conversion elements operable to convert a first type of movement from the micro actuator into a second, disparate type of movement for the micro shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: MicroZeus, LLC
    Inventor: Harold L. Stalford
  • Publication number: 20140352463
    Abstract: A surgical instrument, in at least one form, includes an end effector and a power module. The power module may include a first motion conversion assembly. The first motion conversion assembly includes a first rotary drive and a first axial drive operably coupled to the first rotary drive. The power module may further include a second motion conversion assembly which may include a second rotary drive and a second axial drive operably coupled to the second rotary drive. The power module may further include a motor configured to generate at least one rotational motion to actuate the end effector and a transmission assembly configured to selectively engage the motor with the first rotary drive and the second rotary drive, wherein the motor is concentrically arranged with the first rotary drive and the second rotary drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Shailendra K. Parihar
  • Publication number: 20140345398
    Abstract: A system and method for lowering a pantograph includes a frame that may be extended or retracted. The system and method may include various structure for retracting the frame and for increasing a rate at which the frame is retracted. In particular embodiments, an electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic motor may be used to retract the frame during normal operations, and a continuity circuit operably connected to the motor may accelerate the rate at which the motor retracts the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas A. Robertson, Stacy Neil Smith
  • Patent number: 8894039
    Abstract: An air driven actuator (100) uses oppositely disposed reciprocating air drivers (122, 124) to cause a single ratchet (146) to rotate via a drive plate (150) and a pawl (170). The ratchet (146) rotates a drive tube (144) that can further extend or retract landing gear on a semi-trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard L. Conaway
  • Publication number: 20140339833
    Abstract: A pressure-to-rotation converter includes a securing device, an actuating device, a transmission device, and a drive device. The securing device includes a bottom plate formed with a guide groove unit, and a top plate formed with a hole unit registered with the guide groove unit. The actuating device includes a follower unit movably received in the guide groove unit and an actuating unit movably received in the hole unit for driving movement of the follower unit to drive in turn movement of the transmission device. The drive device includes a swing unit coupled to a rotary drive shaft and driven by the transmission device to swing and thereby rotate the rotary drive shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Jun Fu Clean Energy Co.,Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chin Chiu
  • Publication number: 20140333043
    Abstract: Phase gear and lever mechanism converts reciprocating power to rotary power with phase gear providing power stroke of greater duration than travel stroke so as to develop efficient power through a power stroke. A modified lever and gear mechanism converts reciprocating power to rotary power at variable out power ratio. Both converting mechanisms are applied as bicycle drive mechanisms. Both mechanisms are applied together in a bicycle one as a drive mechanism, the other for synchronizing the drive mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander Gendell
  • Publication number: 20140331797
    Abstract: A yawing system (2) for a wind turbine and a method of operating the yawing system (2) are disclosed. The yawing system (2) comprises at least one yaw drive arranged to cause the yawing system (2) to perform yawing movements, a yaw bearing allowing mutual movement between two parts of the yawing system (2) during yawing movements, and ahydraulically driven preload mechanism (1) being adapted to provide an adjustable pre-load force to the yaw bearing. The preload mechanism (1) is automatically operated as a consequence of operating the yawing system (2). Thereby it can be ensured that the preload force is adjusted in accordance with whether yawing movements are being performed, or the position of the nacelle should be maintained. The preload mechanism (1) may be modular, in the sense that two or more preload mechanisms (1) operate independently of each other, thereby providing redundancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Lars Vermund Rasmusen, Thomas Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 8881612
    Abstract: A vibration exciter is provided. The vibration exciter includes a shaft and at least two unbalanced weights arranged on the shaft, in which the radial distance of the common center of gravity of the unbalanced weights from the rotational axis of the shaft is adjustable in an infinitely variable way by means of a gear. The vibration exciter comprises a gear which is a spatial coupling gear, e.g. a spatial vibration slider gear. A simple and compact configuration of the vibration exciter is thus proposed, in which the required adjusting forces for changing the imbalance are very low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bomag GmbH
    Inventor: Jens Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140318288
    Abstract: Provided is a differential member that is used in a surgical instrument, which may be manually operated to perform laparoscopic operations or various surgical operations, to receive an input of two or more rotation motions or translation motions and output a single rotation motion or translation motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jung Joo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140311260
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device for positioning the rotor of a gas turbine linearly actuating a piston rod that actuates on its end a ratched wheel that moves the rotor of the gas turbine. The device includes an eccentric wheel and a synchronous motor, such that the piston rod is moved through the eccentric wheel, connected to the synchronous motor. The device also includes an incremental counter controlling the angular position of the synchronous motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Felix STAEHLI, Axel Haerms, Dirk Matthes
  • Publication number: 20140306420
    Abstract: A human-powered-system utilizing an arm lever assembly and/or a pedal assembly to be adapted to or incorporated into other mechanisms including, but not limited to, wheelchairs and vehicles. The arm lever assembly includes an arm lever that is reciprocated to provide power and rotated left or right to provide steering control. Both assemblies are operatively connected to a convertor, utilizing gears and one-way clutches that receives the reciprocal movements of the arm lever and converts them into a unidirectional output, to be utilized in combination or independently. The arm lever is further telescoping and when utilizing a slide mechanism operatively connected to the convertor representing a first class lever offers a range of various leverages by correspondingly changing the length of the force and load end when extended and retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin A. Schminkey
  • Patent number: 8858380
    Abstract: A speed reduction device includes front and rear stage speed reduction mechanisms. The speed reduction device includes a connecting shaft that connects the front stage speed reduction mechanism to the rear stage speed reduction mechanism; bearings that support the connecting shaft; an oil supply port that is formed on one side of front and rear stage sides of the bearings; and communication passages that make a receiving section, which is closer to the front stage speed reduction mechanism than the bearings in a casing of the speed reduction device, communicate with a receiving section, which is closer to the rear stage speed reduction mechanism than the bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishizuka, Ikuko Nonoyama
  • Publication number: 20140298932
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes: an insertion portion; an insertion assisting mechanism portion that is provided on an outer circumference of the insertion portion and is rotatable in a first rotational direction, or a second rotational direction that is the opposite direction to the first rotational direction; a drive portion that generates a driving force for causing the insertion assisting mechanism portion to rotate; a drive shaft that can be rotated by a driving force of the drive portion, and with respect to which a torsional rigidity in a fourth rotational direction that is an opposite direction to a third rotational direction is set so as to be higher than a torsional rigidity in the third rotational direction; and a drive mechanism portion that, by means of the drive shaft rotating in the fourth rotational direction, causes the insertion assisting mechanism portion to rotate in the first rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Yasuhiro OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140290400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a four degrees of freedom motion apparatus, and more particularly, to a four degrees of freedom motion apparatus capable of implementing three degrees of freedom (pitch, roll, heave) motions by three actuators positioned at a lower plate and a center plate, and between the lower plate and the center plate, and a spline, and additionally implementing an one degree of freedom (sway) motion by a connecting means provided between the center plate and an upper plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CJ 4D PLEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Su Choi
  • Publication number: 20140260718
    Abstract: A vacuum powered deposition apparatus including a driving unit, a linear motion unit coupled to the driving unit and configured to move linearly according to operation of the driving unit, and an angle restriction unit coupled to the linear motion unit and configured to move in a direction perpendicular to that of the linear motion unit according to movement of the linear motion unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Uk Lee, Jeong-Won Han
  • Publication number: 20140263703
    Abstract: Rotary lance drives for rotating a lance for injecting gas and powdered reagents into molten metal include a reciprocating rotary lance drive and an associated method. A lance mount which facilitates loading of a lance into a lance drive is also disclosed. Various lance designs are described for improving dispersion of reagent and decreasing process time, including lances having non-circular refractory portions and lances having cross-port arrangements for more evenly distributed reagent discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph R. WAITLEVERTCH, Larry J. EPPS, Nicholas S. ROMEO
  • Publication number: 20140260715
    Abstract: A linear/rotary motion transforming device is disclosed. The device includes a first member, a second member, and a third member disposed along an axis such that the second member is disposed between the first member and the third member. The second member is linearly movable along the axis and rotatable about the axis. The third member is rotatable about the axis. Connecting elements pivotally couple the first member and the second member, and the second member and the third member, offset from the axis. The first member and the second member are linearly and rotatably movable relative to one another, and the second member and the third member are linearly and rotatably movable relative to one another. A load input mechanism is operably coupled to the second member or the third member. Load output is transferred via the other of the second member or the third member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Fraser M. Smith, Shane Olsen, Glenn Colvin, JR., Brian Maclean, Michael Morrison
  • Publication number: 20140260720
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to a drive mechanism for translating rotational output from a moveable member of a rotary tool to an interchangeable attachment having a movable member. The drive mechanism includes a rotatable drive shaft sized and shaped for insertion into the rotary member of the rotary tool, a connector adapted to selectively secure the drive mechanism to the interchangeable attachment, a reciprocating drive member adapted to contact the movable member of the interchangeable attachment and to cause the movable member to move, when the interchangeable attachment is secured to the drive mechanism, and a transmission configured to translate rotation of the drive shaft into reciprocating motion of the drive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Hartranft, Raymond R. Ferriss, Michael Weiby, Ian Rittof
  • Publication number: 20140251037
    Abstract: A device for positioning at least one functional element having a hub for a shaft in a predefined angle position on the shaft includes at least one holder for receiving at least one functional element. The device may include a tailstock or coaxially aligning the shaft in relation to the hub of the at least one functional element. The tailstock may include a centring cone for receiving the shaft. The centring cone may be axially displaceable in relation to the tailstock. The tailstock may include radially expandable centring elements for centring the functional element. The centring elements may assume a defined position against the hub of the functional element in an extended position. The device may also include a movable guide block for moving the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventor: Antonio Menonna
  • Patent number: 8823229
    Abstract: A linear actuator is provided that includes a housing having an input member supported for rotation therein. An output member travels linearly along the input member when the input member is rotated relative to the output member. A guide rail extends along an inner surface of the housing. The output member engages the guide rail to prevent rotation of the output member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Aries Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd M. Brieschke
  • Publication number: 20140230582
    Abstract: An actuating apparatus includes a housing, an actuating unit, a receiver element, and a transmitter element. The actuating unit comprises a first end with a circular arc-shaped contour whose circular arc central axis is configured to act as a first pivot axis. The actuating unit is configured to be moved via an actuator and to undertake a translational main movement and a pivoting movement. The translational main movement is superimposed by the pivoting movement. The receiver element is fixedly arranged in the housing. The transmitter element comprises a magnetic field. The transmitter element is configured to be translationally movable, to be biased so as to bear against the first end of the actuating unit, and to cooperate with the receiver element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: PIERBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Andres Toennesmann, Andreas Koester, Martin Nowak, Michael Schaefer, Michael Breuer
  • Publication number: 20140224091
    Abstract: Apparatus for converting between rotary motion and linear motion includes a rotatable piece being rotatable about an axis; at least one member having a linking surface facing the rotatable piece and arranged for movement relative to the axis of the piece; and a means for linking the linking surface of the respective member and the surface of the rotatable piece, so that rotational motion of the rotatable piece causes linear movement of the at least one member, and/or linear movement of the at least one member causes rotational motion of the rotatable piece. A sawing device may include said apparatus for cutting by repetitive reciprocating cutting action. A saw blade may be configured for such a sawing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: GENIUS IP LTD.
    Inventor: Teklemichael Sebhatu
  • Patent number: 8771308
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a transmission mechanism of an eyebrow tattoo machine, which includes an eccentric rotation shaft connected to a driving axle of a motor and having a bottom end configured to rotate eccentrically with respect to the driving axle, an upper bearing coupled with the bottom end of the eccentric rotation shaft, a position-limiting cover longitudinally provided with a position-limiting groove, and a swinging rod element mounted to the upper bearing and provided with a swinging rod and a position-limiting rod on two sides respectively. Since the position-limiting rod is only allowed to swing up and down in the position-limiting groove when the eccentric rotation shaft drives the upper bearing and the swinging rod element, the end of the swinging rod away from the upper bearing can swing up and down and then drive a tattoo needle to move vertically up and down through a lateral bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mei-Cha-Na Hsinyen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Su-Lin Lin
  • Publication number: 20140183429
    Abstract: An air driven actuator (100) uses oppositely disposed reciprocating air drivers (122, 124) to cause a single ratchet (146) to rotate via a drive plate (150) and a pawl (170). The ratchet (146) rotates a drive tube (144) that can further extend or retract landing gear on a semi-trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Richard L. Conaway
  • Publication number: 20140174214
    Abstract: An antenna pointing system for selectively moving a payload relative to a mounting surface includes at least one rotary actuator having a moving part movable relative to a fixed part mounted on the surface. A connecting rod movably connects to the moving part and to the payload. A flexible mounting structure movably attaches the payload to the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Richard O. HORTH, Marc-André GODIN
  • Publication number: 20140165749
    Abstract: A driving member (44) for an outer operational device (13) of a door lock includes a base portion (440) engaged with a connection member (595). The base portion (440) includes an engagement groove (449) having teeth (450). The connection member (595) and the base portion (440) are movable between a releasing position and a push position when a handle (197) is pivoted. A pressing rod (442) is detachably engaged with the base portion (440) and includes an insertion block (446) received in the engagement groove (449), with teeth (447) of the insertion block (446) engaged with the teeth (450) of the base portion (440). The pressing rod (442) and the base portion (440) are jointly movable. The pressing rod (442) has a driving end (445) operatively connected to a pressing member (155) of a latch device (12) having a latch (124) operatively connected to the pressing member (155).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Tien
  • Publication number: 20140144258
    Abstract: An operation support device includes a connecting body in which a first support body and a second support body are detachably connected to each other; a first shaft engaging section; a shaft connecting member having a connection engaging section engaged with the first shaft engaging section; and a shaft fixing member. The shaft fixing member is movably installed with respect to a first shaft section or a second shaft section and is configured to selectively form a shaft engagement fixing state in which the connection engaging section is held down to retain an engagement state such that the connection engaging section is engaged with the first shaft engaging section and a second state in which holding down to the connection engaging section is released in accordance with a moved position with a moved position of the shaft fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Kosuke KISHI
  • Publication number: 20140137674
    Abstract: A preload applying mechanism includes a preload adjusting plug that is screwed to an inner peripheral surface of a housing body, and is rotationally moved; and a needle bearing and a plate that are arranged between an output shaft and a Z1 gear. In a shoulder of the output shaft, the Z1 gear is supported by the needle bearing and the annular plate for a rolling surface of the needle bearing so that the Z1 gear is rotatable. As the preload adjusting plug presses the output shaft, the shoulder of the output shaft presses the plate, the needle bearing, and the Z1 gear toward the center bearing in the axial direction. Thus, a preload is applied to the bearing gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Keishi NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8725438
    Abstract: A linear actuator comprises a reversible electric motor (2) which, via a transmission, is capable of driving a spindle (4) having a spindle nut (5) secured against rotation and comprises a power supply and a controller. The actuator moreover comprises a memory unit for collecting at least one set of data from the operation, indicating how long and how hard the actuator has worked. It is hereby possible to obtain an overview of the mechanical state of the actuator and thereby prevent unfortunate occurrences and accidents as a consequence of wear-out of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventor: Svend Erik Knudsen Jensen
  • Patent number: 8720162
    Abstract: A motor-driven machine tool comprises a tool driven in a rotating fashion, a drive shaft driven by a drive unit and an output shaft for holding the tool. According to the invention, the rotating motion of the drive shaft can be transferred to the output shaft by way of an eccentric coupling device. A mass balancing device is provided for smoothing out vibrations, which has a stroking mass part moveably mounted in a carriage guide and impinged by an eccentric member driven by one of the shafts. The stroking mass part executes a rotary smoothing motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Adolf Zaiser
  • Publication number: 20140123783
    Abstract: Drive of a seat adjusting device, especially for motor vehicles, with a spindle that is fastened on a first of two rails, which are adjustable with respect to each other, by means of at least one mounting located at the end of the spindle and with a transmission driven by a motor that is mounted on the second rail, whereby the mounting has one part as a base plate, from which two walls at a distance from each other extend upward and that at least one end of the spindle is fastened between these two walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: IMS GEAR GMBH
  • Publication number: 20140116163
    Abstract: A device can have an outer frame and an actuator. The actuator can have a movable frame and a fixed frame. At least one torsional flexure and at least one hinge flexure can cooperate to provide comparatively high lateral stiffness between the outer frame and the movable frame and can cooperate to provide comparatively low rotational stiffness between the outer frame and the movable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: DigitalOptics Corporation MEMS
    Inventors: Roman C. Gutierrez, Robert J. Calvet, Ankur Jain, Xiaolei Liu, Guiqin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140110532
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a stability augmentation system includes a master linkage, a stability augmentation motor, and three linkages. A first linkage is coupled to the master linkage and operable to receive movements representative of pilot commands from a pilot command system. A second linkage is coupled between the stability augmentation motor and the master linkage and operable to receive movements representative of augmentation commands from the stability augmentation motor. A third linkage is coupled to the master linkage and operable to transmit movements representative of blade position commands to a blade control system in response to the movements representative of pilot commands and the movements representative of augmentation commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
  • Patent number: 8695448
    Abstract: A system for moving a carriage along a guide comprises: at least one sliding block that slidingly connects the carriage to the guide; a control shaft associated to the carriage; a driving unit suitable for moving said control shaft in rotation; and rotary-translatory connecting means between said control shaft and said guide. The control shaft is movable between a working position wherein it is connected to said guide for moving the carriage by said driving unit, and an idle position wherein it is disconnected from said guide for free manual pulling of the carriage through said at least one sliding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SYS TEC S.r.l.
    Inventor: Franco Caliari