Rack And Pinion Type Patents (Class 74/29)
  • Patent number: 11447883
    Abstract: Provided is a stirring paddle driving mechanism with a small load. According to one embodiment, a wet substrate processing device is provided, having: a treatment tank for holding a treatment solution; a stirring paddle disposed inside the treatment tank; and a driving mechanism for driving the stirring paddle, wherein the driving mechanism has: a rotary motor; a central rotating member connected to the rotary motor; an outer fixed ring spaced from the central rotating member and surrounding an outside of the central rotating member; a planetary member connected to the central rotating member so as to rotate inside the outer fixed ring; and a driving shaft connected to the planetary member and the stirring paddle and extending in a radial direction of the outer fixed ring, wherein the driving shaft is configured to reciprocate in a longitudinal direction by rotation of the rotary motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shao Hua Chang
  • Patent number: 11255421
    Abstract: An electric control box for control of linear movement includes a base seat having a concave recess at an upper side thereof; a push rod gear being installed at a left wall of the recess of the base seat; the push rod gear being extended with a push rod teeth; a motor being installed within an upper cover; the motor can driven the push rod gear; a movable table driven by the push rod and capable of moving linearly; a push rod being installed at a front end of the moving table and extending out of the moving table; and two sliding tracks being installed with respective teeth strips; two sides of the movable table being installed with respective moving gears for engaging with the teeth strips so that the moving table is movable thereon; and thereby, the moving table is movable along the two sliding tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NEW KAILUNG GEAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jen-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 10690497
    Abstract: A technique for more smoothly moving a reflective prism to a target position is provided. A surveying instrument 100 includes a leg part 101, a base 102 supported by the leg part 101, a movable part 112 held by the base 102 and being movable straight in any direction within a two-dimensional plane relative to the base 102, a reflective prism 113 mounted on the movable part 112, and a laser pointer 114 that is mounted to the movable part 112 and that emits a guiding light in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Terukazu Nagashima, Shin-ichi Hayase, Atsushi Shoji
  • Patent number: 10078310
    Abstract: The vertical coupling/uncoupling device includes a switching member and a control member, the latter being arranged to pivot about an axis of rotation to be able to be driven in rotation step-by-step successively into a plurality of distinct angular positions. The control member and the switching member respectively include a first magnetic structure and a second magnetic structure arranged to exhibit a magnet interaction therebetween. These first and second magnetic structures are arranged such that, depending on the angular position of the control member, a first magnetic force or a second magnetic force is produced, these first and second magnetic forces being oriented along said axis of rotation but in opposite directions. The switching member is subjected to an alternate movement between its first and second stable axial positions when the second magnetic structure is driven in rotation step-by-step in said given direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Montres Breguet S.A.
    Inventors: Davide Sarchi, Benoit Legeret, Deirdre Lenoir, Jean-Philippe Rochat
  • Patent number: 9970420
    Abstract: A dual horsehead block and tackle beam pumping unit including a steel frame, a walking beam installed on top of the steel frame, horseheads with movable pulleys, pulling wire ropes, load wire ropes, damping extension springs, a reversing reducer, an output drum, a counterweight box, reversing brake mechanisms, and an electric motor is provided for single well and dual well operations. The horseheads are installed on opposing ends of the walking beam. The movable pulley of each horsehead has a pulling wire rope. The first and second ends of each pulling wire rope are connected to the damping extension spring and the output drum respectively. A lower end of the load wire rope hanging on the right hand side horsehead is connected to the counterweight box. On the bottom of the steel frame, the electric motor, the reversing reducer, and the output drum are installed on a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Jin Wang, Zijiang Yang
  • Patent number: 9765689
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine includes a standard connecting rod as well as a gear rack. The connecting rod can be a standard connecting rod that reciprocates with the piston and that drives a rotatable crank mechanism to convert the reciprocating motion of the piston into rotation of the crankshaft. The gear rack is also connected to and reciprocates with the piston. The gear rack is engaged with a gear that is mounted on the crankshaft. A one-way drive mechanism is provided between the gear and the crankshaft that transmits torque (i.e. rotary force) to the crankshaft only during the power stroke of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Kurt Amplatz
  • Patent number: 9511793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a yoke device which includes a rotary pad (10), the inner periphery (11) of which is off-center relative to the outer periphery (12), clamped against the rear of the rack, and thus pushed toward the teeth of the steering pinion. The rotary pad (10) engages, via the outer periphery thereof (12), with an arcuate cradle (14) of a mounting (13) mounted in the steering gearbox, said pad being biased and rotatably positioned by a clearance-compensation mechanism having a spring means. The outer periphery (12) of the pad and the cradle (14) engage with one another following two contact lines (20, 21) which are spaced apart, parallel to the axis of rotation of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: JTEKT EUROPE
    Inventor: Patrice Brochot
  • Patent number: 9447850
    Abstract: A tensioner for an engine accessory drive system includes a tensioner arm pivotally mounted for movement between a free arm position and a load stop position. The tensioner arm includes a pulley which engages a belt. A piston, disposed in a cylinder, is pivotally linked to the tensioner arm. A spring urges the tensioner arm towards the free arm position. A moveable load stop member, controlled by an actuator, projects into the cylinder. The load stop member abuts the piston to thereby arrest movement of the tensioner arm and define the load stop position. The actuator may drive the load stop member against the piston to move the tensioner arm towards the free arm position so as to increase belt tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Litens Automotive Partnership
    Inventors: Ron Farewell, Zbyslaw Staniewicz, Andrew M. Boyes
  • Publication number: 20150040693
    Abstract: A motor vehicle steering gear with a gear rack and a drive pinion that meshes with it, which drive pinion comprises a rigidly attached drive projection in a rotational bearing that is on a front face and eccentric to the pinion teething for coupling a motor vehicle steering spindle, said rotational bearing being guided in a direction transverse and parallel to a diametrical plane formed by the pinion teething, such that when the pinion is rotating, compensation strokes for the rotational bearing are specified in a direction transverse to the gear rack, said compensation strokes being caused by the eccentric attachment of the drive projection, a retaining projection rigidly attached at a front face concentrically to the pinion teeth, the retaining projection being rotatably in engagement with the retaining piece that is guided within a gear housing parallel to the gear rack teeth, is and that during pinion rotation compensation strokes parallel with and at a constant distance to the gear rack teeth are specifi
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Friedhelm Gunther, Marco Schmidt, Ralf Dirscherl
  • Publication number: 20150040692
    Abstract: A swiveling joint system for a horse head on a pump jack includes a working beam, a worm drive, a horse head member, and at least one locking pin. The swiveling joint system improves access to parts of the well because the horse head member can be swiveled out of position instead of being completely disassembled. The locking pin holds the horse head member in alignment with the working beam. When the locking pin is removed, the worm drive controls the swiveling of the horse head member in either direction towards either side of the working beam. The worm drive has a worm gear attached to the horse head member so that movement and position of the horse head corresponds to movement of the worm gear. The horse head member and working beam are rotatable relative to each other on a pivot pin, which can be connected to a lubricator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: OEMic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jianhui GAN
  • 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: 8931790
    Abstract: The invention relates to a push device (8) which includes a rotary pad (10) in which the inner periphery (11) is off-center relative to the outer periphery (12) and applied to the rear (9) of the rack (3) which is thereby pushed towards the teeth of the steering pinion (5). A clearance compensation mechanism (17) includes a thrust member (19) pressed against a radial arm (18) of the pad (10) by a compression spring (20) inserted between said member and an element (23) secured to the support (13) of the pad (10). A mobile stop (21) rotatably mounted relative to the element (23) comprises toothings having staggered gear teeth cooperating with notches of the thrust member (19). The stop (21) is connected to the element (23) by means of a torsion spring (22). The notches successively cooperate with the staggered teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: JTEKT Europe
    Inventors: Patrice Brochot, Laurent Rey
  • Patent number: 8910534
    Abstract: A rotation adjusting mechanism includes a first pedestal, a first sliding block and a first adjusting member. The first pedestal defines a first sliding surface, and an adjusting hole at the side, and an elongated hole on the first sliding surface, the elongated hole communicates with the adjusting hole. The first sliding block defines a second sliding surface and includes an engaging portion on the second sliding surface, the second sliding surface moves on the first sliding surface. The first adjusting member is partially received in the adjusting hole, a portion of the first adjusting member is partially exposed out of the elongated hole and engages with the engaging portion, the adjusting member is turned by hand to rotate to enable the first sliding block to slide along the first sliding surface. The embodiment further discloses an adjusting machine using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Huang, Chi-Chao Luo
  • Patent number: 8851226
    Abstract: A steering system for a vehicle adapted to travel on a track or a guideway includes a drive shaft having a rotational axis and first and second substantially semicircular gear elements provided on the drive shaft and adapted to engage first and second racks, respectively. The first and second substantially semicircular gear elements are offset along the rotational axis of the drive shaft and are located about a common end of the drive shaft. The first substantially semicircular gear element engages the first rack when the drive shaft is rotated in a first direction while the second substantially semicircular gear element engages the second rack when the drive shaft is rotated in a second direction, the second direction being opposite to the first direction. Both first and second substantially semicircular gear elements engage the first and the second rack, respectively, when the drive shaft is in a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    Inventor: Dean Culver
  • Publication number: 20140238160
    Abstract: An oil pumping unit with pinion reciprocating on rack has a base, a housing, crown block, a steel wire rope, a motor, a reducer, a pinion, and a rack. Rack seats are fixed on the inner sides of the front portion of the housing, and the rack is secured on the rack seats. The two inner sides of the housing are guiding rails for the reciprocating frame. At each of the four corners of the reciprocating frame, a horizontal guiding wheel and a longitudinal guiding wheel are mounted, connecting to a pendulous frame via a hinge. The rear interior portion of the housing has a power cable box mounted, in the middle of which is an opening. Shelves are mounted on the upper portion of the housing. The steel wire rope (5) passes through the shelves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Xinyi Gu
  • Publication number: 20140216183
    Abstract: A steering system includes: pinion teeth coupled to a steering shaft to transmit steering torque; pinion teeth that transmit assist torque based on the steering torque; a rack shaft that meshes with the pinion teeth at a first meshing portion and meshes with the pinion teeth at the second meshing portion; a tubular rack housing that accommodates the rack shaft; and a rack bushing that supports the rack shaft in the rack housing. The rack busing supports the rack shaft, at a position between the first meshing portion and the second meshing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8739347
    Abstract: A spin mop includes a spiral drive mechanism and a mop head. The spiral drive mechanism includes an upper rod, a sleeve axially secured on the upper rod, a stopper secured in the sleeve, two thread rolling plates positioned in the upper rod, a guide block, a lower rod axially inserted in the upper rod, and a follower secured on a top end of the lower rod. The guide block is placed in between the two thread rolling plates so that the guide block is movable in a spiral direction with respect to the upper rod. The follower is configured to be selectively driven by the guide block so that the follower together with the lower rod is rotatable with the guide block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Dyna-Mop, Inc.
    Inventor: Yi-Pin Lin
  • Patent number: 8657494
    Abstract: A swiveling device for a swiveling C-arm of an X-ray unit includes a motorized drive unit and an adapter removably attachable to the C-arm concentrically with a swiveling axis thereof. The adapter connects the C-arm to the drive unit in driving manner. The swiveling device also includes an angular position encoder for recording the swivel angle of the C-arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Müller, Willi Weisert
  • Publication number: 20140026692
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power transmission device. A power transmission device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a rack having a plurality of rack tooth profiles; a plurality of pin gears, which have a plurality of power transmission pins that rotate relative to the rack tooth profiles for power transmission, and are provided at a distance from each other along the lengthwise direction of the rack; and input gears which are disposed between the pin gears and rotatively connect the plurality of pin gears such that the pin gears rotate at the same speed as each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Sun Ho Lim
  • Patent number: 8601892
    Abstract: A dual clutch transmission for a vehicle is provided. The transmission includes a first input shaft driven by a first clutch and a second input shaft driven by a second clutch. An output shaft or shafts are driven by the input shafts having selective mesh torsional force transferring gear contact therewith. A differential input gear is driven by the output shaft or shafts. At least one of the input shafts has at least one input gear that torsionally engages with the output shaft via an idler shaft having an idler input shaft torsionally connected on the idler shaft with an idler shaft output gear through a one-way clutch and wherein the idler shaft output gear is meshed with another gear on the one input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Larry A. Pritchard, Matthew A. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 8570612
    Abstract: Disclosed are a scanner and an image forming apparatus including the same. The scanner may include a scanning unit; a support unit configured to support the scanning unit; a first pinion rotatably disposed on the support unit and configured to move along a first rack of a first surface of a guide member; and a second pinion rotatably disposed on the support unit and configured to move along a second rack of a second surface of the guide member such that the direction of rotation of the second pinion is opposite to the direction of rotation of the first pinion, the second surface of the guide member being different from the first surface of the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20130276638
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing a beverage comprises: a first part (20) and a second part (30) movable relative to the first part; a motor (51,51?) having a drive member (510, 511) such as a rotating drive axis; one or more mechanical transmission members (52; 521-523; 524-526) for transmitting a movement of the drive member to the movable part (30) for moving the movable part; and a transmission frame (200) for supporting the motor and the movable transmission member(s). The transmission frame is an integral component (200) on which the motor and the transmission members are directly mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jurgen Kristlbauer
  • Patent number: 8534146
    Abstract: A continuously variable speed transmission includes a first guideway, a second guideway, wherein the first guideway and the second guideway remain stationary during operation at a particular speed ratio. The transmission includes a first member moveably connected to the first guideway and the second guideway, the first member includes gear teeth and a second member having gear teeth positioned at an adjustable angle relative to the first member. The speed ratio of the transmission is determined based on angle of the second member relative to the first member. In another variation, the first member may be either an input member or a control member, and the second member may be either an input member or a control member. An additional member connected to the center of the gear between the first and second members would then serve as the output member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Flugrad, Abir Z. Qamhiyah
  • Publication number: 20130220039
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes: an input movement, a control system, a continuously variable reciprocating movement, a first holder, a second holder, an output gear. The holders having the reciprocating movement. Each of the holders having a linearly movable teeth. The movable teeth are perpendicularly oscillated to the reciprocating movement. Each of the movable teeth having an internal end and an exposed end. The exposed end having a first slope and a second slope. The first slope having a greater slope than the second slope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Carlos Raul Espinosa-Montalvo
  • Publication number: 20130213159
    Abstract: A swing drive mechanism, including: a vibrating mechanism, a motor driving the vibrating mechanism, and a transmission mechanism. The transmission mechanism is connected between the vibrating mechanism and the motor. The vibrating mechanism is provided with a grating and a photocoupler that detects the position of the vibrating mechanism. The photocoupler is electrically or electronically connected to a micro-control processor. The micro-control processor controls the photocoupler to detect the grating and adjusts the rotation speed of the motor. The micro-control processor is electrically or electronically connected to an accelerometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Zhongshan City Intron Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhongshan City Intron Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130160579
    Abstract: Disclosed are a seal assembly and a power steering apparatus having the same. The seal assembly is configured to prevent the leakage of hydraulic oil in a cylinder tube, and when excessive reverse input is transmitted from vehicle wheels, to prevent the fracture of a sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Mando Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130145870
    Abstract: A rotation adjusting mechanism includes a first pedestal, a first sliding block and a first adjusting member. The first pedestal defines a first sliding surface, and an adjusting hole at the side, and an elongated hole on the first sliding surface, the elongated hole communicates with the adjusting hole. The first sliding block defines a second sliding surface and includes an engaging portion on the second sliding surface, the second sliding surface moves on the first sliding surface. The first adjusting member is partially received in the adjusting hole, a portion of the first adjusting member is partially exposed out of the elongated hole and engages with the engaging portion, the adjusting member is turned by hand to rotate to enable the first sliding block to slide along the first sliding surface. The embodiment further discloses an adjusting machine using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: KAI HUANG, CHI-CHAO LUO
  • Patent number: 8424400
    Abstract: The invention relates to mechanical engineering, in particular to piston machines and mechanisms for converting the movement of the pistons thereof into shaft rotation. The technical result of the invention involves increasing the operational reliability, extending the service life, improving the specific mass and dimensional characteristics and enhancing the efficiency of a machine. The essence of the invention is that the piston and the crank of a piston machine are interconnected by means of a hinged joint with at least a flat hinge which enables the piston to self-center along the cylinder surface owing to the movement of the piston with respect to the crank in any direction on a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Evgeny Nikolaevich Zakharov
  • Patent number: 8348233
    Abstract: A butterfly valve comprises a valve body, a seat ring mounted on a flow passage of the valve body, a disc rotatably mounted to the valve body and configured to open and close the flow passage by being attached to the seat ring; and a driving device configured to linearly move and rotate the disc so as to prevent interference between the disc and the seat ring when the flow passage of the valve body is open and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Seokwang Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoon-Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20120312106
    Abstract: A power generating apparatus enables a power generating module to generate electric power via reciprocal movement of a transmission module. The transmission module at least includes a transmission rod and a counterweight block. The power generating module includes a supporting rack, a rotation shaft, a one-way rotating gear, a first gear, a second gear and a generator. The rotation shaft is pivotally disposed at the supporting rack, the one-way rotating gear and the first gear are coupled to the rotation shaft, the one-way rotating gear is engaged with the transmission rod, the second gear is coupled to the generator, and the second gear is engaged with the first gear. An elastic member can push forward the transmission module, and the transmission module is reciprocally movable by gravity and reacting force of the elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Shuci-Tian Sie, Kai-Jun Sie, Kai-Fu Sie
  • Publication number: 20120291572
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes a series of uniquely timed gears and flywheel(s) to convert a linear motion into a rotary motion or a rotary motion into a linear motion. The movement of the drive component (linear or rotary) results in an exact mathematical movement of the driven component (rotary or linear), divided by or multiplied by its gear ratio and can be measured at any point of the stroke or angle of rotation. The present invention achieves and maintains the mathematically and mechanically optimum 90 degree relationship between the linear and rotary components through the entire linear stroke and rotary motion, thereby eliminating the inefficient geometric constraints of a variable vector, crankshaft based motion conversion mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: James Michael Baker, Brent Michael Baker, Brandon Joseph Baker, Deborah Bryanne Foreman
  • Publication number: 20120251217
    Abstract: An adjusting apparatus includes a shaft, a rack, and a gear. The shaft includes a cam portion contacting a bracket and a securing portion. The cam portion includes a first outer edge and a second outer edge connected to the first outer edge. The cam portion defines a pivoting axis. The distance between the first outer edge and the pivoting axis is less than the distance between the second outer edge and the pivoting axis. The gear is toothed and secured to the shaft and the rack defines a plurality of slots engaged by the toothed gear. The rack is used to drive the gear and the shaft to be rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SZU-HAI HUANG
  • Patent number: 8276474
    Abstract: A power transmission device and an image forming apparatus having the same that is capable of reliably transmitting intermittent power to a driven component from a driving source. The power transmission device includes a shaft, a first intermittent gear to receive power from the driving source and to rotate on the shaft, a second intermittent gear arranged so as to move between a first position in which the second intermittent gear is connected to the first intermittent gear along an axial direction of the shaft and a second position in which the second intermittent gear is disconnected from the first intermittent gear, a sliding unit arranged so as to slide along the shaft and to move the second intermittent gear in the axial direction of the shaft, and a driving unit to drive the sliding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Yong Kim, Jun Young Lee, Sung Wook Kang
  • Publication number: 20120204662
    Abstract: A drive mechanism (13) for a drug delivery device (1), comprising a housing (2), a transfer member (14), a drive member (16) and a piston rod (18). The transfer member (14) is configured to be rotated about a transfer member rotation axis (20) with respect to the housing (2) for delivering a dose of a drug (5). The drive member (16) is configured to be rotatable around a drive member rotation axis (39) with respect to the housing (2). The drive member (16) is arranged within the transfer member (14). When delivering the dose of the drug (5), the drive member (16) rotates about the drive member rotation axis (39).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Claudia Matthias, Steffen Raab
  • Publication number: 20120174690
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power-transmitting apparatus The power-transmitting apparatus of the present invention comprises: a pin gear provided with a plurality of pins capable of rolling movement; a spur gear provided with a plurality of teeth and engagingly coupled to the pin gear so as to be relatively movable; and a lubricant supplying unit provided on the pin gear to supply lubricant to the plurality of pins. According to the present invention, by regularly applying a lubricant, the occurrence of problems such as the adherence of external dust and the efflorescence of the lubricant can be reduced, and in particular, because lubricant can be self-supplied to the plurality of pins provided on the pin gear, as opposed to the prior art, the task of applying a lubricant can be easily performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: SEJIN-IGB. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sun Ho Lim
  • Publication number: 20120132018
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a member (6) arranged to revolve about a remote centre of motion (O) and a base link (3) coupled to a mounting fixture (1). A first link (4) and a second link (5) are pivotably coupled to the member at respective distances (L1, L2) from the remote centre of motion (O) and are translatable relative to the base link (3) along a first direction and at a fixed ratio of displacement. The ratio of said respective distances equals said fixed ratio of displacement, enabling the member (6) to revolve about the remote centre of motion. The apparatus is characterised in that it comprises means (7) for generating translational motion of a first element (37) and of a second element (57) along parallel but opposite directions. The means for generating translational motion is provided on the first link (4) and is arranged to provide motion parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Hsiao-Wei Tang, Hendrik Van Brussel, Jan Peirs, Thierry Janssens
  • Publication number: 20120111132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rack-and-pinion steering, including a toothed rack having a longitudinal axis, a toothed rack housing in which the toothed rack is guided for axial displacement between two end stops, and an end stop damping assembly which includes at least one stop ring and at least one elastic compression body, the compression body surrounding the toothed rack, and its spring/damping section having an axial length in a non-loaded condition. The stop ring has a continuously surrounding axial guide extension which is located radially inside in relation to the compression body and which has an axial length that is smaller than the axial length of the spring/damping section of the compression body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: TRW AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Lothar Schaumann
  • Publication number: 20120106076
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a screw lock assembly for a portable computing device. According to one example embodiment, the portable computing device includes a housing and a removable panel configured to attach to a portion of the housing. A screw lock assembly is coupled to the housing and includes pinion gear configured to mate with a rotatable screw attached to the removable panel. Furthermore, the removable panel is releasably attached to the housing via mating of the rotatable screw and pinion gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Mark David Senatori, Peter M. On, William Gralewski
  • Publication number: 20120073392
    Abstract: An actuating device has a drive element with a cylinder (1) and a piston (2) having a piston rod (3). A toothed rack (4) is provided outside the cylinder (1) on the piston rod (3). The toothed rack (4) is implemented to cooperate with a gear element (5). An actuating element (6), pivotable in relation to the drive element, is situated in a rotationally-fixed manner with the gear element (5). An intermediate gear element (7) is situated between the cylinder (1) and the gear element (5). The intermediate gear element (7) cooperates, on one side, with the toothed rack (4) and, on the other side, with the gear element (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolae Balc, Vasile Danut Leordean, Bernhard Schuh, Detlev Ulle, Peter Walther
  • Patent number: 8096317
    Abstract: A water powered hose reel operated by household water pressure. The hose reel has a traversing hydraulic motor for use in retrieval of a flexible hose. The hose reel includes a spool carried by and enclosed within an enclosure, the spool having a hub with a pair of flanges at opposing ends configured for proper alignment of the hose during storage, take-up and pay-out of the hose. The enclosure is configured for receiving the spool so as to rotate within the enclosure. A hydraulic motor allows take-up of the hose by use of a reciprocating traversing motor driving a rack attached to the spool by a series of gears. Disengagement of the motor allows for manual pay-out of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Suncast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Uffner, Michael R. Vogler
  • Patent number: 8091236
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a toothed power transmission member having an oil reservoir according to the present invention includes steps of forming primitive concave portion, which form a basis for the oil reservoir, on a surface of a toothed power transmission member work, and forming a tooth surface by processing the toothed power transmission member work such that a trace of the primitive concave portion is left on the toothed power transmission member thereby to form a toothed power transmission member. The trace of the primitive concave portion, which is formed in the step of forming a tooth surface and left on the toothed power transmission member, serves as the oil reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: NSK Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Okada, Yasushi Watanabe, Naoki Hara, Seiichi Moriyama, Hideki Hidaka
  • Patent number: 8074619
    Abstract: An engine arrangement comprising a first assembly including a first piston in a first cylinder interconnected with a second assembly including a second piston in a second cylinder. Each of the first and second assemblies include an inlet valve for supplying a fuel mixture, and an outlet valve for removing exhaust gases. The first and second assemblies being adapted for cooperation with a gear unit to convert a translation movement into a rotary movement. The engine arrangement so includes two additional assemblies including a third piston in a third cylinder interconnected with a fourth piston in a fourth cylinder and associated valves. The two additional assemblies being adapted for cooperation with the gear unit to convert a translation movement into a rotary movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Harju Linearwandler AB
    Inventor: Bert Harju
  • Patent number: 8016319
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant classification system categorizes vehicle occupants into various classes such as adult, child, infant, etc. to provide variable control for a vehicle restraint system such as an airbag. The classification system utilizes sensors that are installed in various locations in the vehicle. The sensors are used to generate a three-dimensional profile for the vehicle occupant. Various factors can affect the accuracy of this three-dimensional profile. Fuzzy logic is used to reduce some of the inaccuracies by providing multiple decision levels for various stages of the classification. Inaccuracies are also caused by sensors shifting within the system from their original position. This condition creates offset and the system evaluates this offset and generates a correction factor to provide a more accurate three-dimensional profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Gerd Winkler, Andreas Knueppel, Gerald Schicker
  • Publication number: 20110214354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an actuator (1), comprising an output member (6); a resilient element (8) connected to said output member (6) so as to urge it in a first direction; and an hydraulic rotation damper (5) with a closed cylinder cavity, a rotational damper shaft which extends into the cylinder cavity, and a piston dividing the cylinder cavity into a first side and a second side. Within the rotation damper (5), the rotational movement of the damper shaft is converted into a translational movement of the piston along a longitudinal axis of the shaft. A restricted fluid passage communicates said first and second sides. The damper shaft is connected over a gearing (10, 15, 17) to the output member (6) and resilient element (8) of the actuator for damping movement of said output member (6) in said first direction. The present invention relates to both rotational and linear actuators as well as to a closing mechanisms for hinged members, such as doors, gates, or windows, comprising such actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Talpe
  • Publication number: 20110179895
    Abstract: A swiveling device for a swiveling C-arm of an X-ray unit includes a motorized drive unit and an adapter removably attachable to the C-arm concentrically with a swiveling axis thereof. The adapter connects the C-arm to the drive unit in driving manner. The swiveling device also includes an angular position encoder for recording the swivel angle of the C-arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: RICHARD WOLF GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus MUELLER, Willi WEISERT
  • Publication number: 20110173968
    Abstract: An energy converter apparatus connected via a rope between a buoyant marine vessel body and to a stationary or semi stationary surface with respect to the motions of the marine vessel to convert differential motions of the vessel compared to the stationary body to useful electrical energy; a rack and pinion gear box device causing the linear motions of the buoyant vessel to an axial rotational motions, the rotation in only one direction; a ratchet wheel connected to a shaft and an electric generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Ned M. Ahdoot
  • Publication number: 20110175311
    Abstract: With a rack-and-pinion mechanism, an impact force is absorbed and reduction in assembling performance is suppressed. An annular fitting groove (51) that extends in the circumferential direction of a rack guide (41) is formed in an outer peripheral face (41a) of the rack guide (41), and an O-ring (52) is fitted in the fitting groove (51) in a state in which the axial movement of the O-ring (52) is restricted. A communication groove (61) that provides communication between an internal space (55), defined by the fitting groove (51) and the O-ring (52), and the outside of the rack guide (41) is formed in the rack guide (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro TANAKA, Masahiko HIROSE, Yoshiaki IZUMI
  • Patent number: 7954396
    Abstract: A rack and pinion steering gear comprising a thrust element disposed in a housing for pressing a rack and pinion against one another. One side of the thrust element is supported against the rack, and another side is supported against a wedge-like part formed of two semi-circular annular elements, each of which is provided with at least one wedge surface that is disposed at an angle to a central plane of the wedge-like part. A side of the wedge-like part remote from the thrust element is supported against a set screw. The thrust element and/or the set screw is provided with an inclined surface that cooperates with the at least one wedge surface of the annular elements of the wedge-like part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Presta Steertec GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Rombold, Michael Weigel
  • Patent number: 7938033
    Abstract: A continuously variable speed transmission includes a first guideway, a second guideway, wherein the first guideway and the second guideway remain stationary during operation at a particular speed ratio. The transmission further includes a first member moveably connected to the first guideway and the second guideway, the first member further comprising gear teeth and a second member having gear teeth positioned at an adjustable angle relative to the first member. A gear engages the gear teeth of the first member and the gear teeth of the second member. The speed ratio of the transmission is determined based on angle of the second member relative to the first member. Either of the first member or the second member may be the input with the other member being the output depending upon whether a speed increase or a speed decrease is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Flugrad, Abir Z. Qamhiyah
  • Patent number: 7900530
    Abstract: A drive device for a hatch of a motor vehicle, wherein a spindle drive is provided with a threaded spindle and a spindle nut mounted on the threaded spindle, by which drive the first fastening element and the housing tube can be driven axially relative to each other. The spindle drive can be rotatably driven by an electric motor, where the output shaft of the motor can rotate the threaded spindle or a connecting component of a clutch. The spindle drive can be rotatably driven by two or more series-connected electric motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Stabilus GmbH
    Inventors: Marian Bochen, Rolf Mintgen, Christian Schindlatz, Oliver Schüttler