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029592000 - METHOD OF MECHANICAL MANUFACTURE

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
029525010 By applying separate fastener 322
029505000 Joining by deforming 147
029446000 With prestressing of part 90
029464000 Associating parts by use of aligning means (e.g., use of a drift pin or a "fixture") 73
029458000 With coating before or during assembling 38
029525000 By driven force fit 30
029429000 Progressively advancing of work assembly station or assembled portion of work 24
029432000 Punching, piercing or reaming part by surface of second part 21
029460000 Subsequently coating 18
029434000 Retaining clearance for motion between assembled parts 16
029469000 Assembling a subassembly, then assembling with a second subassembly 9
029469500 Metal deforming with nonmetallic bonding 7
029445000 Sizing mating parts during final positional association 7
029456000 Of separate helix (e.g., screw thread) 7
029463000 Peripheral joining of opposed mirror image parts to form a hollow body 4
20090172939Method of Pre-assembling Pipe Couplings and Joining Pipe Elements - A method for assembling a pipe coupling and a method of joining pipe elements in end to end relation using the pre-assembled pipe coupling. The pipe coupling is formed of segments joined end to end by fasteners. Retention elements positioned on the fasteners hold the segments in spaced apart relation. The retention elements have a first surface that engages the fastener and a second surface that engages the segment to inhibit the motion of the segments relative to the fasteners. The method includes engaging the fasteners with the segments and engaging the retention elements with the fasteners and the segments to position and hold the segments in spaced apart relation. Pipe elements are inserted between the segments and force is applied to the segments which overcomes the resistance of the retention elements to move the segments into engagement with the pipe elements.07-09-2009
20090089995Roller hemming system - A roller hemming system for hemming nested panels includes a single hemming workstation providing for tooling exchange operations simultaneous with hemming operations. A plurality of robots that perform tooling exchange at the hemming workstation, movement of nested panels through the system, and hemming operations on nested panels at the hemming workstation. Nested panels are inputted into the system and hemmed nested panel assemblies are outputted from the system.04-09-2009
20100162553DIAPHRAGM DAMPER AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION APPARATUS OF SAME - A method of producing a diaphragm damper 07-01-2010
20080196234Production System For Radiators, For Heating Plants - A production system for radiators, for heating plants, the system being obtained by simple assembly of two radiator half-shells (08-21-2008
029455100 Spaced wall tube or receptacle 2
20100281675METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HORIZONTAL ASSEMBLY OF A HIGH-VOLTAGE FEED-THROUGH BUSHING - A method for horizontal assembly of a high-voltage feed-through bushing includes vertically-assembling a field shaper assembly of a high-voltage feed-through bushing on a field shaper fixture. The field shaper assembly is then rotated within the field shaper fixture such that the field shaper assembly is oriented on a horizontal axis. Next, an insulator tube fixture supporting an insulator tube assembly is positioned adjacent to the field shaper fixture. The insulator tube assembly, being oriented on the same horizontal axis as the field shaper assembly, is then affixed to field shaper assembly.11-11-2010
20120284994Piping Joint Assembly System and Method with Sealing Ring Stabilizer - A pipe fitting and associated piping joint assembly package allow re-use and repair of push-fit, formed piping elements without damage to the fitting or valve elements or the pipe, and without coining, gluing or threaded engagement of parts. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a pipe fitting having first and second radial housing elements for receiving one or more sealing members and a fastening ring, respectively. In one embodiment, the present invention further includes a sealing member stabilizer element, a housing divider element and a snap ring support member cooperatively engageable so as to facilitate the secure retention and optional removal of an inserted piping element.11-15-2012
029462000 Joining plate edge perpendicularly to frame 2
20100287756EFFICIENT ASSEMBLY OF TRIPLE PANE WINDOWS - This invention describes a process flow and method to assemble triple IG units without contaminating the center glass lite. A non-contact vacuum pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.11-18-2010
20120137499UNIVERSAL ADJUSTABLE BRACKET APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING AIR CONDITIONERS AND OTHER DEVICES - An apparatus for a universal bracket support including an L frame including a short arm coupled at a substantially right angle to a long arm with each having a plurality of spaced holes extending along each corresponding length; and a slider arm including an extension leg having a slide guide coupled on one end of the extension leg, wherein the slide guide includes a plurality of spaced holes and an opening sized to slide over and be secured to the L frame, and a shoe coupled via a pivot coupling to another end of the extension leg.06-07-2012
029454000 Of flexible wall, expansible chamber devices (e.g., bellows) 1
20100287755METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BENDABLE TUBE - With a method for manufacturing a bendable tube, which is preferably envisaged for an endoscopic instrument, first a tube is separated into several tube sections in a manner such that adjacent tube sections engage into one another with a positive fit in the axis direction of the tube. After the separation of the tube into several tube sections, one envisages peripherally arranging means for providing a positive fit transversely to the axis direction of the tube, on the regions of the tube sections, which are situated in engagement with one another.11-18-2010
029433000 By stringing 1
20090165281FENCE APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS - The present invention is directed to a fence or enclosure (07-02-2009
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20130000098ATTACHMENT OF A DEVICE TO A SUBSTRATE FOR OPERATION UNDER VARIABLE CONDITIONS - Methods and systems for attaching a device to a substrate for operation of the device under variable conditions includes attaching a device to a substrate, disposing a removable material over a first portion of the device, positioning a second portion of the device adjacent to the substrate, operably attaching a retainer to the substrate adjacent to the device with a part of the retainer disposed over the removable material, and removing the removable material to form a gap between the device and the retainer so that the device is retained on the substrate, and wherein the gap allows the device to move freely relative to the retainer and the substrate in response to changes in temperature.01-03-2013
20110197418String Solar Panel Mounting System - Mounting system of solar panels (both photovoltaic and solar water heating) using cables and anchored to the sides of the building or to ground mounts is described. The mounting method does not require roof penetrations, minimizing potential for water leaks associated with roof penetrations. The mounting system allows for the panels to be mounted at different heights over the surface of the roof.08-18-2011
20110197417Method for Mounting Fins onto Annular Seat - The method for mounting fins onto an annular seat of the invention includes the steps of: a) providing a forming machine for forming sheet metal from a material; b) cutting the sheet metal to form a plurality of fins; c) providing an annular seat placed on a rotary support and having slots; and d) one by one embedding the fins into the slots with rotation of the annular seat.08-18-2011
20100050414Ladder Caddy - A device for attachment to a conventional type of ladder for holding tools and other diverse items in a position for convenient access by a workman on the ladder is described in two embodiments. In both embodiments the device includes a rigid, linearly elongated member carrying a pair of projections having free ends in opposing, spaced relation, the distance between the free ends being selectively adjustable by relative movement of the projections along an axis parallel to a spaced from the axis of the elongated member. In a first described embodiment, the elongated member is formed by a pair of tubular, telescopingly engaged members with one of the projections fixedly mounted to opposite ones of the pair of members. In the preferred embodiment, the elongated member is a one-piece rod with one of the projections fixedly connected thereto and the other projection mounted to a bracket which is slidable along the rod. The projections are positioned with the free ends spaced by a distance greater than the width of the ladder and the device is held with the projections outwardly adjacent openings in the ladder side rails at opposite ends of a selected one of the hollow rungs where the device is to be mounted. The projections are then relatively moved to decrease the distance between the free ends to cause the latter to extend through the openings in the side rails and into opposite ends of the selected rung, thereby releasably mounting the device to the ladder. The diverse items may then be supported by hooks mounted to the elongated member.03-04-2010
20110179625Caster locking system for medical transport cart - A transport cart for attaching to a patient care apparatus having a locking system that converts the forward caster of the transport cart from an omni-directional pivotable caster to a fixed directional device by restraining its pivoting about a vertical axis. The forward caster is located at about the center of the footprint of the combined transport cart/patient care apparatus and the fixed directional movement of the forward caster provides stability in moving the combined apparatus. The locking mechanism may be internal to the caster or may have a pair of pivotable lock arms that contact the patient care apparatus as the two are brought together and the pivotable lock arms pivot to a locked position where they sandwich the caster therebetween to restrain its ability to pivot. The locking mechanism automatically or manually releases the forward caster to again freely pivot when the transport cart/patient care apparatus are separated.07-28-2011
20120159763SAW BLADE GUARD QUICK RELEASE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR LOCKING AND UNLOCKING SAW BLADE GUARD - A saw blade guard quick release structure and a method for locking and unlocking saw blade guard includes a locating member, a connection member, and a retaining unit. The locating member has two retaining notches. The connection member includes a first guide portion and a second guide portion. The retaining unit is installed on the connection member, including a linking member, a drag member movable along the first guide portion, two retaining members respectively pivotally connected to the drag member and movable along the second guide portion, and a spring member. The method includes mounting the connection member directly on the locating member and selectively engaging the retaining members with the locating notches, thereby locking or unlocking the saw blade guard.06-28-2012
20130042457Method and System Using Microscopic Building Blocks For Driving 3D Self-Assembly - A method and system for constructing structures by self-assembly of objects. The method and system include providing a first object having a first selected shape and providing a second object having a second selected shape, the shape of the first and second objects interacting to form an alignment which has only a simple stable state arising from minimization of interaction energy for the single stable state.02-21-2013
20130042458Tamper Evident Vacuum Tube Holder Assembly and Needle Hub Assembly Therefor - A one piece molded vacuum tube holder is fitted with a one piece molded needle hub assembly. One portion of a locking mechanism is provided at the neck of the one piece vacuum tube holder and a second portion of the locking mechanism is provided at the needle hub of the needle hub assembly. The needle hub assembly is press fit to the vacuum tube holder. The one piece vacuum tube holder is configured to have an elongate needle cover integrally extending from its neck. A tamper evident notched joint is provided at the junction where the needle cover is connected to the neck. The opening of the vacuum tube holder through which a conventional vacuum tube is inserted may be sealed for sterilization and transport of the device. A wingnut finger grasp mechanism may be coupled to the needle cover.02-21-2013
20130042456SELF-LUBRICATING BRUSH SEAL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF REDUCING LEAKAGE - A self-lubricating brush seal assembly, for a power generation system and method of reducing air leakage in a power generation system including a plurality of self-lubricating members is provided. The plurality of self-lubricating members include a plurality of self-lubricating bristles, a plurality of cores sheathed in a self-lubricating braid, a plurality of cores having an outer diameter coated with self-lubricating material and a solid lubricating pack. The lubricating material is selected from graphite, hexagonal-boron nitrite (hBN), molybdenum disulfide (MoS02-21-2013
20130025106RETENTION MECHANISM TO RETAIN A CONCENTRATOR NOZZLE TO A HAIR BLOW DRYER AIR DISCHARGE OUTLET TO PREVENT THE CONCENTRATOR NOZZLE FROM INADVERTENTLY DETACHING FROM THE OUTLET DURING OPERATION OF THE HAIR BLOW DRYER - A mechanism that prevents inadvertent detachment of a concentrator nozzle from an air discharge outlet of a hair blow dryer during hair blow dryer operation. The mechanism may be a button neighboring an air discharge outlet of a hair blow dryer and a plurality of button receiving regions (such as three) neighboring an inlet of a concentrator nozzle attachment. As an alternative, the button may neighbor the inlet of the concentrator nozzle instead and the button receiving regions may neighbor the air discharge outlet instead. A resilient, elastic strip or band may be positioned between the hair blow dryer outlet and the concentrator nozzle attachment inlet.01-31-2013
20130025107SUMP ENTRY FITTING - An entry fitting system including a generally rigid body configured to extend through an opening of a containment chamber and a generally flexible seal configured to be positioned in the body. The system further includes an insert configured to be coupled to the body and cause the seal to sealingly engage a pipe received through the body, wherein the seal is configured to enable the sealingly engaged pipe to be oriented in a non-parallel position with respect to a central axis of the body.01-31-2013
20120167369Keyless Insertion Locking System and Method - The present invention, in a non-limiting example embodiment provides a locking apparatus and method for securing locking hardware without the use of a key. In an example embodiment, the apparatus comprises at least a keyless insertion rotatable disk-style, barrel locking apparatus that, in a locked state can be inserted into a securing device without first unlocking, and then, thereafter, locking after insertion. In a nonlimiting example embodiment, unlocking and re-locking requires a key. The present invention, in an example embodiment, also provides features that allow the locking apparatus to enter and exit multiple apertures without requiring a key.07-05-2012
20100154191Wall Mount System - Provided is a wall mount system that may comprise a wall bracket and an object bracket selectively connectable to the wall bracket. A wall bracket may comprise a wall plate and a first elongated shank. A first elongated shank may comprise an engagement surface adapted to support a first counter-engagement surface. An object bracket may comprise an object plate, a first counter-engagement surface integral to the object plate, and a feature adapted to engage and support an associated object to be mounted. An object plate may comprise a first object plate surface, a second object plate surface facing opposite to and away from the first object plate surface, and a first through hole connecting the first object plate surface with the second object plate surface. The first through hole may be adapted to permit insertion of the first elongated shank into the first through hole.06-24-2010
20090193642METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN END-OF-ARM TOOL FOR A ROBOTIC ARM - An end-of-arm tool having a workpiece interface tool is attachable to an articulable robotic arm. The end-of-arm tool can be configured by engaging an adjustable modular unit including a swing arm, a cylinder, and a workpiece interface tool to a rail element of the end-of-arm tool. The adjustable modular unit machine-slides in the rail element to a preferred x-axis position, machine-pivots to a preferred angular orientation, and machine-extends along a longitudinal axis of the cylinder to a preferred z-axis position, and machine-rotates to a preferred rotational angle about the z-axis.08-06-2009
20100083478METHODS OF FORMING EMBOSSED NETTING CHUTES FOR MANUAL AND/OR AUTOMATED CLIPPING PACKAGING APPARATUS - Netting chutes suitable for use with manual, automatic and semi-automatic packaging operations to enclose product in netting packaging include chutes with embossed floors.04-08-2010
20110192004METHOD FOR SEALING EDGES OF VAPOR CHAMBER - A method for sealing edges of a vapor chamber includes steps of: providing a first cover and a second cover, the first cover having its periphery bent to form a first folded edge, the second cover having its periphery bent to form a second folded edge; providing a supporting structure and a wick structure between the first cover and the second cover; covering the second cover on the first cover with the second folded edge being superposed on the first folded edge; bending the first folded edge to cover on the second folded edge; and providing a pressing die to press the first folded edge, thereby tightly connecting the first folded edge to the second folded edge. In this way, excellent tightness of sealing edges of the vapor chamber is achieved. Further, the production yield of the vapor chamber is increased with a reduced cost.08-11-2011
20110283506Massive gulf of Mexico oil spill enclosure - A massive enclosure to enclose the large majority of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is presented. The 1×1011-24-2011
20080256773Split Fan Wheel and Split Shroud Assemblies and Methods of Manufacturing and Assembling the Same - Devices and systems for transporting a material suspended in a fluid, e.g., pulverized coal, that can be assembled about a rotary element are disclosed. The devices and systems comprise a first portion or half of a fan wheel assembly, a second portion or half of a fan wheel assembly, and a plurality of splice plates for connecting the first portion of the fan wheel assembly to the second portion of the fan wheel assembly about the rotary element. Methods of manufacturing and assembling the sectionalized devices and systems are also provided.10-23-2008
20080256772Method and plant for manufacturing forks for lift trucks - A method of manufacturing forks for lift trucks comprises the steps of: 10-23-2008
20080256775COUPLING FOR A CLAMP - A method and an apparatus for use in coupling a pair of bar clamps. In one aspect, a coupling member for connecting a first clamp to a second clamp is provided. The coupling member includes a first member and a second member having an end pivotally attached to the first member. The coupling member further includes a connection member for attaching an end of each clamp to the coupling member. In another aspect, a connection member for coupling a pair of bar clamps is provided. In another aspect, a method of connecting a first bar clamp to a second bar clamp is provided.10-23-2008
20080256774SCREW DRIVING METHOD - A screw driving device is provided which can countersink a screw at angles off of normal from a workpiece. The device includes a shank held in contact with a screw bit to drive the tip when a plurality of balls are held in contact between a screw bit head and a sleeve surrounding the shank and to disengage the shank from the bit when the screw is at a desired countersunk depth. The disengagement of the shank from the screw bit is provided by permitting the plurality of balls to slide out of contact between the rotating shank and bit to thus disengage the shank from the screw bit.10-23-2008
20080256771Conveyor Belt and Conveyor Belt Manufacturing Process - The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a conveyor belt with an image or functional element incorporated in the belt. The method comprising: manufacture of a first ply to carry an image or a functional element; applying an image or a functional element to the first ply; utilising the first ply bearing the image or functional element in the manufacture of a conveyor belt wherein the manufacturing processes involves applying a topcoat over the first ply; and joining the ends of the first ply to form an endless belt.10-23-2008
20100115753Method of interfacing a transfer plate to a conveyor belt - A method according to the present invention includes providing a transfer plate used in conveying manufactured product or raw materials onto or off from a conveyor belt. Generally, the transfer plate includes a support member and a transfer extension depending from the support member to interface to a predetermined conveyor belt. The support member may be coupled to a support structure to allow multidirectional flotation, or acceptable operational movement, of the plate due to incidental movement of the conveyor belt. The method further includes the step of manually coupling the support member to the support structure, thereby preventing the need for tools during repair or replacement.05-13-2010
20100115754Head Restraint Support Component for a Vehicle Seat - A vehicle seat assembly is provided with a seat frame adapted to be mounted within a vehicle. The seat frame has a tubular upper cross member. A bracket member is mounted to the tubular upper cross member of the seat frame. The bracket member has a pair of fulcrum bushings integrally formed therein. The bracket member is attached to onto the tubular upper cross member by an interference fit. At least one support rod is sized to be received within each of the pair of fulcrum bushings. At least one head restraint post is sized to be received within the at least one support rod. An active head restraint is mounted to the at least one head restraint post.05-13-2010
20130081250SPRINKLER FITTING ATTACHMENT DEVICE - Apparatus and methods for attachment of a fire protection sprinkler fitting to the wall-ceiling junction of existing buildings. In a J-fitting assembly of a sprinkler system is coupled to a water supply and has an exposed sprinkler head connected to it, the attachment apparatus includes a guide channel coupled to the J-fitting to facilitate fastening the fitting to the internal structure of the wall.04-04-2013
20100095512Modular system of closet inside part or dressing room complement of combinable and adjustable design easily assembled and packed by the user - Modular system of closet inside part or dressing room complement of combinable and adjustable design, mass manufactured with adjustable sizes, with combinable module systems to optimize the available space, standardized according to modern standards for popular or residential housing developments, characterized because it is easy to assemble, highly resistant to impacts or items overload, and makes optimum use of wardrobe and other items spaces, with or without lateral edge reinforcements.04-22-2010
20130074309CABLEHEAD - An apparatus for gripping a support member is described. The apparatus comprises a tubular clamp, the tubular clamp defining a throughbore adapted to receive a support member therethrough, a first apparatus member adapted to engage a first portion of an external surface of the tubular clamp, and a second apparatus member adapted to engage a second portion of the external surface of the tubular clamp. Relative movement of the first apparatus member with respect to the tubular damp in a first direction results in a deflection of a section of a first end of the tubular clamp into the clamp throughbore and relative movement of the second apparatus member in a second direction, opposite the first direction, with respect to the tubular clamp results in a deflection of a section of a second end of the tubular clamp into the clamp throughbore.03-28-2013
20130074310FLANGED PERFORATED METAL PLATE FOR SEPARATION OF PELLETS AND PARTICLES - A perforated plate for a vibratory sifter, the perforated plate including a base plate comprising a plurality of openings formed therethrough, and a flange integrally formed with the base plate. A method of forming a screen assembly for a vibratory sifter, the method including forming a base plate, forming a plurality of openings extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the base plate, and forming an integral flange on the base plate.03-28-2013
20130074307METHOD OF MAKING CUSTOMIZED DEVICES AND KIT - A method of making a handheld, electromechanical device useful in body-care includes the steps of: forming a one-piece housing having a single opening defined by a rim; selecting a unitary insert; inserting the insert through the opening; selecting a cover; removably applying the cover to close the opening; and attaching the insert to at least one of the housing and cover. The rim of the housing circumscribes a rim area and the housing has a projected area that is substantially larger than the rim area. The insert is selected from a plurality of different inserts. The cover is arranged and configured to cooperate with the selected insert, and each of the plurality of different covers is arranged and configured to cooperate with one or more of the plurality of different inserts. Methods of customizing these devices and kits for consumer use are also described.03-28-2013
20130074308Unitary safety scaffolding and method for one individual to install the same - A scaffold assembly permits a single individual to install the assembly on an open stud wall. The assembly includes a horizontally oriented walkway supporting member, a vertically oriented rail support member, and a support unit extending from the walkway supporting member to the ground. An attachment assembly is connected to the walkway supporting member and includes a pair of rotatable members, one of which bears against the outer edges of a pair of adjacent studs and the other of which bears against the inner edges of the adjacent pair of studs in order to secure the scaffold assembly in place.03-28-2013
20130081251Remotely operated enclosure lock systems - Lock systems for selectively securing and accessing an enclosure include a housing having a movable locking member disposed therein, with the housing being suitable for installation on the enclosure interior, for example proximate a door. A drive device disposed in the housing is operable to move the locking member between locked and unlocked positions, to correspondingly engage and disengage the door. A receiver responsive to signals transmitted by one or more remote control units selectively operates the drive device. Some embodiments include a wireless remote control unit as well as a wired remote control unit, and may couple with an external power supply to power various components of the lock system.04-04-2013
20130081249ADJUSTABLE TOOL HANGER BOARD ASSEMBLY APPARATUS AND METHOD - The invention relates to an adjustable hanger board assembly for mounting tools to a wall, the inside of a vehicle compartment, on a wall, on a ceiling on a floor or other flat surface. Each hanger board assembly has a plurality of horizontal slots and/or vertical slots and or angular slots and optionally a repeating pattern of mounting through-holes capable of accepting a wide variety of existing fastening hardware and tool brackets. The fastening hardware is adjustably fastened along the horizontal slots and/or vertical slots and or angular slots which serve as mounting tracks for hanging brackets and other tool securing devices. The fastening hardware is similarly adjustable in a plurality of through-holes in the hanger board assembly.04-04-2013
20090119898Method of assembling the head of a stirling machine - A method of assembling the head of a Stirling machine. Two sets of fins are fixed within the head casing. At least one regenerator element is passed through a central opening in the fins and is located in place between the two sets of fins. The regenerator elements are made from compacted wire and decompress in situ.05-14-2009
20120174378FIBER OPTIC SPLICE HOUSING AND INTEGRAL DRY MATE CONNECTOR SYSTEM - A fiber optic splice housing and integral dry mate connector system. In a described embodiment, a fiber optic connection system includes optical fiber sections in respective conduit sections. Each of the conduit sections is received in the housing assembly. An optical connection between the optical fiber sections is positioned within the housing assembly.07-12-2012
20120174377SUPPORT JACK - A support jack for supporting semitrailers includes a vertically telescopically displaceable supporting device having an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. A method of assembling such a support jack, in which a spindle nut is connected detachably to the inner sleeve by means of at least one translatory and one rotary joining movement or at least by means of two translatory joining movements.07-12-2012
20120174376BASE ELEMENT, BASE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANOTHER BASE SYSTEM - A base element having a first and a second surface, the first surface being designed to receive a module housing and the second surface being designed to be mounted on a carrier element, and in addition an angle between 0 and 90 degrees being provided between a first face normal of the first surface and a second face normal of the second surface.07-12-2012
20120174375Imaging Device Mount for Interconnection with Sighting Devices - A device for use in connection with various viewing and imaging devices is disclosed. More specifically, a mount is provided that is both capable of being attached to preexisting viewing devices, such as spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and other magnification devices, and further accommodating preexisting image recording and/or displaying devices, such as cameras and cameras phones. Features and advantages of both preexisting viewing and image recording devices may therefore be used in concert with one another.07-12-2012
20120174374PIPING JOINT ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A pipe fitting and associated piping joint assembly package allow re-use and repair of push-fit piping fittings and valves without damage to the fitting or valve elements or the pipe, and without coining, gluing or threaded engagement of parts. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a pipe fitting having first and second radial housing elements for receiving one or more sealing members and a fastening ring, respectively. The fastening ring can be a split fastening ring. The split fastening ring and the sealing members provided as part of the present invention are capable of being removed and/or replaced.07-12-2012
20120174372METHOD OF POSITIONING PIPES END TO END - The present invention provides a method of positioning a first pipe facing a second pipe, the end of the first pipe being provided with a first chamfer and a first substantially annular surface placed close to its inside surface, the end of the second pipe being provided with a second chamfer and with a second substantially annular surface located close to its inside surface, said first and second annular surfaces defining a joint plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axes of each of said pipes. According to the invention, a plurality of clamping actuators regularly distributed around the first and second pipes are used and controlled to shift the second pipe relative to the first pipe parallel to said joint plane as a function of a radial offset H, H′ between the first and second annular surfaces so as to guarantee a maximum facing area, referred to as a “coincidence” area for said annular surfaces.07-12-2012
20120174371CLAMPING DEVICE FOR TANK ASSEMBLY - An assembly for mounting components on a vessel having a boss with an adapter is described. In one embodiment, the assembly includes an adjustable frame including a support positioned between a first end and a second end, the frame adjustable in at least one of an x, y, and z direction; a fixed clamping device attached to the first end of the frame, the fixed clamping device comprising a lower plate and an upper plate pivotally attached to the lower plate, at least one of the lower and upper plates having a jaw formed therein, the jaw being shaped to hold a first adapter; a rotatable clamping device on the second end of the frame, the rotatable clamping device comprising a lower clamping plate, a lower plate rotatably attached to the lower clamping plate so that movement of the lower clamping plate causes rotation of the lower plate, and an upper plate pivotally attached to the lower plate, at least one of the lower and upper plates having a jaw formed therein, the jaw being shaped to hold a second adapter. Methods for attaching components to vessels having a boss with an adapter are also described.07-12-2012
20130125369PRECISION AXLE SPINDLE AND WHEEL END ASSEMBLY FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES - An axle spindle and wheel end assembly includes a precision-formed axle spindle, wheel hub, and axle spindle nut. The axle spindle is formed with parallel inboard and outboard bearing surfaces, a shoulder that is perpendicular to the inboard and outboard bearing surfaces, and threads for a spindle nut that are aligned with the inboard and outboard bearing surfaces. The wheel hub is formed with inboard and outboard bearing surfaces that are in parallel alignment with one another, and bearing axial stop surfaces that are perpendicular to the wheel hub bearing surfaces. The spindle nut is formed with threads on its inner periphery and a flat inboard surface that is perpendicular to the threads. The axle spindle, wheel hub, and spindle nut cooperate to enable an axle spindle nut assembly to consistently provide a light preload on a bearing cone and spacer group of the wheel end assembly.05-23-2013
20090205187Encapsulated window assembly with integral seal and method of installing game - A encapsulated window assembly may be fixed or movable upon installation into an opening in a vehicle body, particularly a vehicle roof. In order to keep air, water and/or dirt from entering the passenger compartment of the vehicle, an integral seal is molded onto a dielectric substrate material. The seal, upon installation of the assembly into the vehicle body opening, effectively closes the gap between the edge of the window assembly and the sheet metal surrounding the body opening, without the need for a post-applied seal, for example, a preformed bulb seal.08-20-2009
20130031768Method of Loading a Substrate on a Substrate Table and Lithographic Apparatus and Device Manufacturing Method - The invention relates to a method of loading a first object on a second object in a lithographic apparatus. The method includes: a) loading the first object on the second object, b) waiting a predetermined time interval and c) performing a relaxation action. The first object may be a substrate and the second object a substrate table. The first object may also be a substrate table and the second object a support structure, supporting the substrate table.02-07-2013
20130031767DISHWASHER - A dishwasher comprising a wash compartment with a base wall that has a retaining contour, and an electronic control module supported by the retaining contour and which controls appliance components in the dishwasher.02-07-2013
20130036590HAND TOOL SEALING DEVICES AND METHODS - Devices and methods for sealing a workspace with a sealing device and a hand tool for operation on a fastener, including appropriate interfaces to isolate the workspace, for example, in preparation for utilization of an EDM device. The interchangeable and adaptable components are disclosed.02-14-2013
20130031765INSERT NUT STRUCTURE, NUT AND SHELL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING NUT AND SHELL ASSEMBLY - A nut and shell assembly includes a shell and an inset nut structure. The shell has an inner surface that defines an inner shell space and a through hole to communicate the inner shell space with the outside. The insert nut structure includes an insert nut fixed in the through hole, and an elastic seal sleeved on the insert nut and in substantially tight contact with the shell in the through hole. The insert nut includes a columnar body fixed in the through hole, and a flange connected to one end of the columnar body. The flange has an outer diameter greater than that of the columnar body, and abuts against the inner surface of the shell.02-07-2013
20130031766METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONNECT AND DISCONNECT FORCES OF A CONNECTOR - A connector includes a housing having a bore with a housing groove disposed on an inside surface of the bore with a groove establishing a release angle between a housing groove bottom and a bore inside surface. A retainer defines a spring cavity between a retainer and the release angle and a circular radial canted coil spring is disposed in the spring cavity. A pin having a tapered end and a body diameter sized for sliding engagement with the bore is provided which includes a circumferential groove in the pin body for receiving the coil spring upon insertion of the pin into the bore. A circumferential groove includes a load angle for rotating the coil spring in an orientation in which the major spring axis is parallel to the release angle upon initial withdrawal of the pin from the bore. The coil is further compressed along the spring minor axis and expands radially upon continued withdrawal of the pin from the bore.02-07-2013
20130031764Robot including telescopic assemblies for positioning an end effector - A robot includes an actuator assembly, first and second parallel telescoping lead screw assemblies cantilevered from the actuator assembly, and an end effector supported by ends of the lead screw assemblies. The actuator assembly causes each lead screw assembly to independently deploy and retract.02-07-2013
20100101070FIBER OPTICALLY ILLUMINATED SURFACE - There is provided an illuminated surface mounted on a base surface. The illuminated surface includes a plurality of transmissive tiles configured to allow light to pass therethrough. Each of the transmissive tiles includes an exterior surface, an attaching surface and a plurality of lateral sides disposed between the exterior and attaching surfaces. The attaching surface is affixable to the base surface. The transmissive tiles are arranged in spaced relation to each other to define a cable channel. The cable channel is defined by opposing lateral sides of adjacent transmissive tiles. A fiber optic cable is in optical communication a light source and receives light therefrom. The fiber optic cable includes a longitudinal axis and a first segment disposed within the cable channel. The first segment is configured to radially radiate light along the longitudinal axis into the lateral sides of the adjacent transmissive tiles.04-29-2010
20130036591SWELLABLE SCREEN ASSEMBLY - Screen assemblies capable of being disposed in a wellbore for hydrocarbon fluid production are described. The screen assemblies can support tubes for receiving hydrocarbon fluid and reduce or eliminate plugging of the tubes by swellable material. A screen assembly may include a support material between a tube and swellable material located exterior to a base pipe. The tube may include perforations and can receive and direct hydrocarbon fluids from the formation. The swellable material can expand after contact with an activating fluid and can displace the tube toward a surface of the bore. The swellable material can expand more than the support material and the support material can reduce or prevent plugging of the perforations by the swellable material expanding.02-14-2013
20130036588Method and Apparatus for Installing a Device at a Storage Vessel - A method and apparatus for installing a device in a storage vessel having a drawline while the storage vessel is in operation is disclosed. A cutting tool is run through the drawline from a distal location to a location inside the storage vessel. The cutting tool is used to create an opening in the drawline at the location inside the storage vessel. The device is installed at the created opening.02-14-2013
20130036594Component Connection and/or Method for Connecting Components - A component connection is provided and includes, a first vehicle component, which has a male fixing element that projects from the first vehicle component and that partially or completely has the shape of a sphere or completely or partially has a sphere-like shape, and a second vehicle component, which has a female fixing element that is intended to receive the male fixing element. The male fixing element is inserted into the female fixing element in an insertion direction. The male fixing element has an excessive dimension relative to the female fixing element substantially perpendicularly to the insertion direction so that the two vehicle components are detachably clamped together at the fixing elements.02-14-2013
20130036593METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EFFICIENT INSTALLATION OF CABLES IN WATERCRAFT - The present application is directed towards systems and methods for efficient installation of optical and electrical cable in watercraft. A manufacturer may terminate one end of a cable in a location removed from the watercraft, allowing use of automated cable termination machines for efficiency and consistency of terminations. The single-terminated cable may then be brought to the watercraft and installed by pulling or routing the unterminated end through ductwork and pipes, watertight bulkhead throughways, and cable trays and ladders as necessary, prior to termination. Accordingly, more difficult and expensive on-site labor is reduced, and reliability is greatly increased. Furthermore, many cable tests that require termination but cannot be executed post-installation can be performed prior to installation, to ensure that at least the first termination, performed off-site, is error-free, reducing later troubleshooting and further increasing installation efficiency.02-14-2013
20130036589Boiling Water Reactor Core Shroud Head Bolt Retainer Tool - The inventive tool is designed to ensure proper plant operation position of the core shroud head bolt assemblies of a boiling water nuclear reactor. The tool exerts an upward pulling force on stuck retainers to return them to the locking position around the nut. The tool includes a frame, an engagement member, and a collar. The engagement member is lowered toward and end of the bolt until it comes into contact therewith. Further movement of the engagement member causes the frame and collar to move upward, lifting the retainer and extending the spring.02-14-2013
20100043196METHOD OF MAKING A CO-AXIAL CATHETER - A co-axial catheter assembly (02-25-2010
20100043195Laminate armor system for police vehicle - A method to protect a police officer receiving small arms fire utilizes a pliable armor sheet of interconnected, hinged, articulating panels. During construction of a police vehicle outwardly curving convex panel windows are utilized and made from tempered glass or from laminated glass including an outer convex surface, a first glass panel, a second glass panel, and a polymer sheet intermediate said first and second glass panels. The armor sheet is mounted in a dispensing unit housing in a wound configuration in said driver's side door for deployment therefrom at an angle canted inwardly toward said interior of said frame, to contact directly with said outer convex surface of a convex window in the driver's side door to form a canted convex small arms fire-resistant laminate comprising the armor sheet and the window in the driver's side door.02-25-2010
20100043194PROCESS FOR ASSEMBLING TWO ASSEMBLIES, SUCH AS AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE ASSEMBLIES - A process for assembling two assemblies, for example aircraft fuselage assemblies, using multiple fastening components. The process includes drilling of holes through an overlap zone, carried out using a drilling tool which passes through an associated centering hole made in a drilling grid fixed to this overlap zone, wherein the drilling tool includes a support mandrel and an expanding ring which fits onto the mandrel along a conical contact surface. A relative movement between the expanding ring and the mandrel is applied so that, following immobilization of the ring in the associated centering hole, displacement of the mandrel supported against the overlap zone is produced, through the centering hole and towards this overlap zone, to exert a pressure on the latter.02-25-2010
20090158577METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A COMPONENT - A method for assembling a component including individual parts, includes making a plurality of the individual parts available in a plurality of respective containers. A control and display unit is assigned to each respective container. Each control and display unit includes a display element and a sensor associated with each container. The display element is activated on a respective container to indicate the individual part required for a next assembly step. The individual part is removed from the container indicated by the display element. The removal of the individual part is monitored by the sensor of the control and display unit. The component is assembled inside an assembly device during individual assembly steps. The assembly device is monitored with a sensor arrangement to determine whether each individual part required for assembling the component is available.06-25-2009
20090158576METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A DRIVE MEMBER WITH A SHAFT COUPLED TO THE ROTOR OF A ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE - The invention relates to a device for assembling, by screwing, a drive member, such as a drive pulley, with a shaft intended to be coupled to the rotor of a rotating electrical machine, the device including an additional, welded connection. According to the invention, this method of producing the assembly device is characterized in that the drive member screwed onto its shaft in the vertical position is welded from below. The invention can be used for rotating electrical machines, such as an alternator or a starter-alternator of a motor vehicle.06-25-2009
20090158575APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING, DISASSEMBLING AND STORING A TIRE BUILDING CORE - Apparatus and method for disassembling, assembling and using a toroidally shaped segmented core configured to carry a tire during a curing process includes: a transport mechanism operatively moving the segmented core between a plurality of stations in a tire curing line; one or more segment removal devices for removing a plurality of core segments individually from a cured tire and from around a core central axis and placing the core segments individually in respective spaced apart storage locations; and one or more core segment assembly devices for removing the core segments individually from the storage locations and placing the core segments individually in respective core locations to form an assembled segmented core. The apparatus and method operatively sequences to place and remove differently structured core segments individually into and from the assembled core configuration.06-25-2009
20100107396Disposable absorbent article and method of manufacturing the same - A disposable absorbent article comprises an outer cover, and an absorbent member attached to the skin facing side of the outer cover. The absorbent member includes an absorber. At least a crotch zone of the outer cover is subjected to a softening process for softening a material of the outer cover.05-06-2010
20130036592MEMS Deployment Flexures - A flexure assembly can have a stage that is deployed to a desired position by attachment of the flexure assembly to a housing. For example, a frame can be configured to be held in position by one portion of the housing and a deployment pad can be configured to be held in position by another portion of the housing. A deployment flexure can be configured to facilitate positioning of the frame and the deployment pad out-of-plane with respect to one another. The deployment flexure and a motion control flexure can facilitate movement of the stage with respect to the housing. In this manner, the position of the stage and the preload of the stage are determined by the housing.02-14-2013
20100095509APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PENILE CYLINDER HAVING A REINFORCED TIP - An apparatus for manufacturing a penile cylinder having a reinforced tip could include a mandrel having a generally cylindrical body with a proximal end portion and an opposite tip portion. A stud could be secured to the tip portion of the mandrel, and a pre-manufactured tip could be configured to be removably secured to the stud. A method for manufacturing a penile cylinder having a reinforced tip could include steps of: providing an apparatus for manufacturing a penile cylinder having a reinforced tip; removably securing the pre-manufactured tip to the stud; dipping the mandrel, with the pre-manufactured tip, into a semi-liquid material and curing it; and removing the penile cylinder thereby created, with the pre-manufactured tip, from the mandrel.04-22-2010
20100095508SPIRALLY WELDED CONICAL TOWER SECTIONS - An apparatus and method for manufacturing conical tower sections is provided in which a plate member is continuously rolled such that a conical shape is imparted on the tower section. A plate is rolled such that a seam angle is continuously changed to effect a diameter change in the tower section to create conical shape.04-22-2010
20120180297METHODS FOR DISPLAYING A BIRD'S TAIL FAN - A display device for spreading a turkey's tail feathers in a fan-like display is provided. The device consists of an elongated shank having two opposing ends, and two quill clips located one at each of the two opposing ends of said shank haying grooves that snap onto the quills near the base of two or more of the turkey's outer tail feathers located to either opposite side of the hub. When installed, the device is invisible to view. An adjustable joint may be provided to enable adjusting a version of the shank having two arms to a certain angle to optimize the turkey fan display. A mounting mechanism may further be provided for mounting an object to the turkey fan display such as the heard, or a pole for use of the fan as a decoy in the field.07-19-2012
20120180296Trench Drain System and Method of Installation on Level Floor Surface, Particulary for Shower Rooms - A trench drain system and method of installation thereof on a level floor surface. An elongate channel member is placed on the floor surface. A preformed elongate sloping member having a thick end tapering to a thin end in inserted into the channel with its thin end closest to the channel drain opening, thereby forming an inclined sloping surface. A grate extends over the channel inlet. The area adjacent the channel is filled to the height of the channel, whereby water thereon flows through the grate into the channel, along the inclined surface and out through the drain opening. The channel can be placed adjacent a vertical wall whereby wall tile may be installed over a channel top edge. The floor area adjacent the channel is filled with preformed sloping sheet members or with plastically formable material positioned at an incline using a floor height setting post.07-19-2012
20120180295Trench Drain System and Method of Installation on Level Floor Surface, Particularly for Shower Rooms - A trench drain system and method of installation thereof on a level floor surface. An elongate channel member is placed on the floor surface. A preformed elongate sloping member having a thick end tapering to a thin end in inserted into the channel with its thin end closest to the channel drain opening, thereby forming an inclined sloping surface. A grate extends over the channel inlet. The area adjacent the channel is filled to the height of the channel, whereby water thereon flows through the grate into the channel, along the inclined surface and out through the drain opening. The channel can be placed adjacent a vertical wall whereby wall tile may be installed over a channel top edge. The floor area adjacent the channel is filled with preformed sloping sheet members or with plastically formable material positioned at an incline using a floor height setting post.07-19-2012
20120180294Trench Drain System and Method of Installation on Level Floor Surface, Particularly for Shower Rooms - A trench drain system and method of installation thereof on a level floor surface. An elongate channel member is placed on the floor surface. A preformed elongate sloping member having a thick end tapering to a thin end in inserted into the channel with its thin end closest to the channel drain opening, thereby forming an inclined sloping surface. A grate extends over the channel inlet. The area adjacent the channel is filled to the height of the channel, whereby water thereon flows through the grate into the channel, along the inclined surface and out through the drain opening. The channel can be placed adjacent a vertical wall whereby wall tile may be installed over a channel top edge. The floor area adjacent the channel is filled with preformed sloping sheet members or with plastically formable material positioned at an incline using a floor height setting post.07-19-2012
20120180293Flush Glazed Windshield Mounting - A bottom trim member secures a curved sheet element such as a windshield or the like on a surface. The bottom trim member includes a bottom trim extrusion having a connecting leg affixable to the curved sheet element and a gasket receiving leg. A gasket is disposed in engagement with the gasket receiving leg, where the gasket is shaped such that the bottom trim extrusion is positionable in multiple orientations relative to the surface and such that the gasket maintains a sealing engagement in any of the bottom trim extrusion multiple orientations. A securing member is affixable to the surface and cooperable with the bottom trim extrusion to secure the bottom trim extrusion to the surface in any one of the bottom trim extrusion multiple orientations.07-19-2012
20120180292SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING DETACHABLE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT - A security lock assembly includes a channel blocking frame, deadbolt and a pin-lock assembly. The channel blocking frame defines a central opening along a first axis and a pair of opposing apertures along a second axis orthogonal to the first. The deadbolt also defines an aperture or bore extending therethrough for alignment with the frame's opposing apertures when positioned at least partially within the central opening of the channel blocking frame. The pin lock assembly has an elongated shaft dimensioned to extend through opposing apertures of the lock frame and deadbolt thereby entrapping the deadbolt within the channel blocking frame. Enlarged ends of the pin lock assembly prevent unauthorized removal of the pin-lock, the deadbolt, and thus the installed lock assembly from a detachable assembly (e.g., plow). The security lock assembly when secured within an attachment channel of a plow prevents unauthorized attachment without first removing the security lock assembly.07-19-2012
20120180291TOGGLE BOLT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - The present invention includes a method of assembling an anchor for use in tissue comprising an anchor body, a continuous closed suture loop and an insert, the method comprising positioning a portion of the continuous closed suture loop through an opening in the anchor body; positioning the insert adjacent the portion of the continuous closed suture loop which was passed through the opening; and securing the insert to the anchor body such that the continuous closed suture loop is secured to the anchor body by the insert.07-19-2012
20120180290SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COUPLING AN EXTENDABLE ELEMENT TO AN ACTUATOR - A system and method for releasably coupling an extendable element to an actuator. Such a system may include an actuator housing with a specially adapted integral connecting end having a cavity therein. An extendable element may extend into the cavity through an opening in the connecting end of the housing and be coupled to a motive element of the actuator by a rotatable collar that resides in the cavity. A cover plate forms a part of the actuator housing connecting end. The cover plate compliments the integral portion of the connecting end and, in conjunction therewith, encloses the collar and the coupled portion of the extendable element. A substantially hollow end cap is passed over the extendable element and releasably attached to the actuator housing to enclose the distal connecting end thereof. In some embodiments, the coupled extendable element may reciprocate within an outer tube that is also releasably attached to the actuator housing.07-19-2012
20120180289STAINLESS STEEL WRAP ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF DECORATING A MONUMENT USING THE SAME - A stainless steel wrap assembly and method of decorating a monument using the same. When fabricated the stainless steel wrap assembly to have a predetermined decorative design and predetermined size that compliments the size and shaped of a preexisting monument. The wrap is then placed over the monument and attached thereto such that the wrap incorporates features of the preexisting to provide one single view for an observer.07-19-2012
20120180288Air Handler Quick Sling - Apparatus for hanging a High Voltage Air Conditioning unit having an arm attached at its top end to a support member, a bar slidably coupled to the arm having a first horizontally extending arm at the bottom of the bar to form a J bar, and a second horizontally extending arm attached to the bottom of the J bar above the first horizontally extending arm. Clearance openings in the arm and J bar for fasteners for attaching the arm to the J bar to raise or lower the horizontally extending arms for units of different heights. Coupling sleeves coupled to the horizontally extending arms and extension member have lengths that provide for HVAC units of different widths and are adapted to be removably attached to coupling sleeves on an opposing J bar. The second horizontally extending arm and extension member provides support an HVAC unit; and the first provides to support a drain pan.07-19-2012
20090044397OPHTHALMIC PUMP ASSEMBLY - In a first aspect of the subject invention, a method is provided for preparing a pump assembly which includes providing a glass or plastic eyedrop vial having a predetermined ophthalmic fluid therein; providing a pump mechanism having a pump inlet; and, securing the pump mechanism to the vial with the pump inlet extending into the vial to form a pump assembly. With the subject invention, a pump assembly can be advantageously formed using standard glass or plastic eyedrop vials. In a second aspect of the subject invention, a method is provided of preparing a pump assembly which includes providing an eyedrop dispenser having a dropper portion and a vial; removing the dropper portion from the vial; providing a pump mechanism having a pump inlet; and, securing the pump mechanism to the vial with the pump inlet extending into the vial to form a pump assembly. With the subject invention, a standard eyedrop ophthalmic dispenser may be retrofitted with a pump mechanism and converted into a pump-type ophthalmic dispenser.02-19-2009
20120260483Display Panel Attachment Mechanism - A light-emitting display system has interlocking tiles. In an implementation, each tile has a portion of a clamp that joins with another portion of the clamp on another tile. A tile is removed from the display by unlocking the clamp portions. The tile is removed without affecting the position of the other tiles in the display.10-18-2012
20130047402METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A DOOR IN A CLOSED POSITION ON AN OVER-THE-ROAD VEHICLE - A method of preventing a first door on an over-the-road vehicle from moving from a closed position into an open position. The first door has a first latch assembly that cooperates with a second latch assembly to releasably maintain the first door in its closed position. One of the first and second latch assemblies is maintained in place by at least one fastener extended into a first opening. With the at least one fastener loosened, the first locking assembly is placed on one of: a) one of the doors; or b) the vehicle frame after which a fastener is tightened into the first opening to thereby: i) maintain one of the first and second latch assemblies in place and secure the operatively placed first locking assembly. With the first door in the closed position, a locking device can be connected to the first locking assembly and another part on the vehicle to thereby maintain the first door in the closed position.02-28-2013
20110000072BELT ASSEMBLING APPARATUS, BELT ASSEMBLING METHOD AND BELT MANUFACTURING - To efficiently assemble or manufacture a belt by fastening a plurality of elements in a circular manner using a ring. A pair of receiving members for holding the ring respectively includes a first receiving face to which the ring is applied, and a second receiving face which is formed on an outer circumferential side of the first receiving face to hold the element attached to the ring therebetween. A thrust mechanism is adapted to straighten a portion of the ring between the receiving members by moving at least one of the receiving members away from the other receiving member thereby applying a tension to the ring, and to adjust a distance between the receiving members thereby equalizing the tension being applied to the ring in both of a case in which the ring is applied to the receiving member and a case in which the element attached to the ring is applied to the receiving member.01-06-2011
20110000071METHOD FOR PROTECTING A CONNECTION INTERFACE IN A COMPUTER-DOCKING ASSEMBLY - A method for protecting a connection interface in a computer-docking assembly in which a computer-support assembly is partially rotated about an arm assembly while moving the computer-support assembly toward a connection interface of the base station. The computer-support assembly is generally aligned with the connection interface of the base station to posture the computer-support assembly in proximity to the interface connection of the base station for protecting the interface connection.01-06-2011
20110000070Method And Apparatus For Attaching Radiopaque Markers To A Stent - A mandrel for supporting a stent and rollers for pressing a radiopaque marker into a stent are disclosed. The mandrel can have a forward portion for carrying the stent and a rear portion for urging the stent forward portion into a gap between the rollers. The mandrel may be pushed or pulled into the gap, which is sized to allow the rollers to press the marker into engagement with the stent. Prior to moving the mandrel into the gap, the marker may be placed on a surface of the stent or partially inside a recess in the stent. Several markers can be efficiently and uniformly pressed onto the stent by moving the mandrel into the gap in one continuous movement in an axial or lateral direction. Markers can also be pressed onto the stent by placing the stent in the gap and rotating the stent about its central axis.01-06-2011
20110000069PROCESS FOR MOUNTING A VALVE IN A REFRIGERATION COMPRESSOR - A process for mounting a valve in a refrigeration compressor which presents a compression chamber (01-06-2011
20110000068DRYER BAR HAVING VOID VOLUMES - Dryer bars having certain defined void volumes.01-06-2011
20130086790Apparatus for preventing a foot pedal assembly from moving away from a seat and method of use - Apparatus for preventing a foot pedal assembly from moving away from a seat includes a mat having a top surface and an opposite bottom surface. The mat is shaped and dimensioned to receive the foot pedal assembly and to receive the seat. One of hook and loop material is disposed on the top surface of the mat, the one of hook and loop material positioned, shaped, and dimensioned to removably connect to the foot pedal assembly. The other of hook and loop material is disposable on the bottom surface of the foot pedal assembly, so that the foot pedal assembly can be removably connected to the mat.04-11-2013
20120216388MOUNTING STATION AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ASSEMBLING A RAZOR - A mounting station and method for automatically assembling a razor that includes a shaving cartridge and a razor handle. The method comprises providing a razor handle and a shaving cartridge, automatically connecting a first rearwardly protruding connector of the shaving cartridge to the free end of the first handle connector of the razor handle, and then automatically connecting the second rearwardly protruding connector of the shaving cartridge to the free end of the second handle connector of the razor handle thereby forming a razor.08-30-2012
20120216387Apparatus Facilitating Application of Customized Portable Spa Surrounds By End Users - A spa shell having an outer perimeter panel and an outer perimeter side surface positioned about the outer perimeter of the spa shell, the side surface comprising a mounting surface for an end user applied façade.08-30-2012
20120216386MICRODIALYSIS PROBE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - A microdialysis probe including a probe body, a supply line and a discharge line for a perfusion solution and a dialysis membrane, wherein a probe needle for introduction into a tissue is provided by a generally elongate frame. The frame has at least one recess at least partially open for receiving at least a portion of the supply and discharge lines. The invention encompasses a method for making such a probe, wherein the method includes arranging a dialysis membrane on a shaping device, shaping the dialysis membrane in a selected shape, applying an adhesive agent to the dialysis membrane to keep the membrane in the selected shape, and separating the dialysis membrane and the shaping devices after the adhesive agent has been applied.08-30-2012
20120216385Medical Line Retaining Device and Method of Using the Same - The invention is directed towards a retaining device for retaining at least one medical line. The retaining device includes a flexible body having a top and bottom surface with at least one slot formed in the top surface. The at least one slot extends to a depth greater than the largest medical line the retaining device is destined to be used with. An attachment mechanism is coupled to the flexible body for securing the flexible body to a supportive surface.08-30-2012
20120216384MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITH ROBOTIC CARRIER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - A workpiece manufacturing facility includes a plurality of workstations capable of performing work on a workpiece to dimensionally advance a configuration of the workpiece. A plurality of assembly stations is capable of assembling components of the workpiece to the workpiece. A carrier is moveable between any of the work stations and between any of the assembly stations. The carrier transports at least one workpiece between at least one work station and at least one assembly station. The carrier includes a robotic manipulator capable of introducing the workpiece to the workstations and the assembly stations in a dimensionally accurate position and the robotic manipulator is capable of performing work on the workpiece.08-30-2012
20100269323APPARATUS FOR SPLICING OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE SECTIONS - An apparatus for splicing of optical waveguide sections is in the form of a handheld splicer. The splicer comprises a preprocessing unit, which may comprise a plurality of processing devices for carrying out removal, cleaning and cutting steps. The optical waveguide sections are clamped in a holding apparatus and are prepared in the preprocessing unit. The holding apparatuses are inserted with the prepared optical waveguide sections into a splicing unit, where they are spliced. The spliced optical waveguide sections can be fed by means of a transfer station to a shrinking oven for shrinking a shrink sleeve on. The preprocessing unit, the splicing unit and the shrinking oven can be controlled by means of one hand of an operator, while the splicer is held with the other hand.10-28-2010
20100269322BEVERAGE BOTTLE HANDLING MACHINE CONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING A BEVERAGE BOTTLE HANDLING MACHINE, SUCH AS A BEVERAGE BOTTLE CLEANING MACHINE, A BEVERAGE BOTTLE PASTEURIZATION MACHINE, AND A BEVERAGE BOTTLE SHRINK WRAP MACHINE IN A BEVERAGE BOTTLING PLANT - A beverage bottle handling machine construction method for constructing a beverage bottle handling machine, such as a beverage bottle cleaning machine, a beverage bottle pasteurization machine, and a beverage bottle shrink wrap machine in a beverage bottling plant. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.10-28-2010
20090094814WASH CHAMBER FOR AUTOMATED APPENDAGE-WASHING APPARATUS - A wash cylinder or chamber for an automated cleaning station to clean an object or a person's body part includes nozzles on the interior of the cylinder, the nozzles of one embodiment comprising an increasing roll angle providing a novel spray pattern. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include fluid guidance and conveyance structures, angled nozzles, sealing structures, finger guards, nozzle ribs, wash chamber seating mechanisms and drains, and nozzle inlays having a plurality of nozzles. Also disclosed are methods of washing an object or body part using a wash cylinder or chamber and methods of assembling a wash cylinder or chamber.04-16-2009
20090094813METHOD OF JOINING MATERIALS - Provided is a method for joining materials which is free from projections accompanying a design restriction as well as loosening and dropout, which enables joining of materials widely ranging from thinner sheets to thicker plates while preventing quality defects such as cracks and deformation from occurring and which can conduct joining with excellent recyclability while maintaining excellent workability and excellent working environment.04-16-2009
20130067715Electro-optical Assembly Fabrication - A flip-chip bonder fabricates an optical assembly by horizontally positioning a flexible portion of a substrate including a waveguide with the waveguide exposed at one end edge of the substrate; bending a portion of the flexible substrate to place the waveguide exposed end in approximately a vertical position; vertically positioning a bond head containing an optical component upon the waveguide exposed substrate edge to optically mate the optical component with the exposed waveguide; and fixably mounting the optical component to the substrate edge.03-21-2013
20130067716Bench and Method for the Support and Manufacturing of Parts with Complex Geometry - A bench for the support and manufacturing of parts with complex geometry includes a support base on which one or more mobile units of support/manufacturing move. The mobile units of support/manufacturing can move and relocate independently from other ones on the surface of the support base. The mobile units of support/manufacturing include at least two adhesion feet configured to connect to anchoring elements distributed on the surface of the support base. The anchoring points are distributed on the surface of the support base with a predefined distribution according to a geometry, such that the distance between any anchoring point, and the corresponding anchoring element, from any other said anchoring point, and the corresponding anchoring organ, in the immediate vicinity of the anchoring point and the corresponding anchoring organ, is constant and equal to the radius of a predefined circle.03-21-2013
20130067714METHOD OF MAKING A REPLACEABLE RAZOR CARTRIDGE FOR DISPENSING FLUID - The invention features method for making a replaceable razor cartridge for dispensing fluid. The method includes providing a cartridge housing having a guard, a lubricating member, and one or more blades. The cartridge housing has a top portion, a bottom portion, a front surface, a rear surface, and an aperture extending from the rear surface to the front surface. The method also includes integrally molding a cartridge connector and a fluid dispensing member. The cartridge connector has a pair of extending arms. The fluid dispensing member has a dispensing channel with an opening at a supply end and at least two openings at a dispensing end. The dispensing end projects outwardly to or adjacent to the aperture in the cartridge housing and the cartridge connecting structure is configured to releasably engage a handle.03-21-2013
20130055543INDEPENDENT SELF-CLOSE MECHANISM FOR PULLOUT DRAWER - A self-closing drawer slide for a refrigerator includes a slide assembly operable between expanded and non-expanded positions and having first and second slides that are slidably engaged. The first slide is removably attached directly or indirectly to the refrigerator interior wall. An actuator is operably coupled to the second slide. A modular self-closing mechanism is releasably attached to an interior refrigerator wall separate from the slide assembly. A slider is attached to a spring and slidably engaged with the self-closing mechanism. The slider is positionable by the actuator between extended and retracted positions. The slider is adapted to be disengaged from the extended position by the actuator, allowing slider movement to the retracted position under force of the spring and which consequently pulls the actuator and a third slide, causing slide assembly movement to the non-expanded position.03-07-2013
20130055542Systems and Methods for Securing Mobile Medical Equipment Supporter Systems to Patient Transporters - The present invention relates to systems and methods for securing a mobile medical equipment supporter system, such as an infusion pump pole, to a mobile patient transporter, such as a gurney, thereby enhancing patient and attendant safety. The supporter system includes a primary support structure, one or more attachment points configured to secure medical delivery device(s) and/or medical monitoring device(s), a wheeled mobility assembly, and a hitcher assembly having a hitcher coupler configured to operatively mate with a corresponding hitchee coupler of the mobile patient transporter. In some embodiments, the mobility assembly includes a carousel with three or more rotatably attached wheeled extensions. The coupling process starts by decreasing the height of the patient transporter. Next, the hitcher coupler is aligned to the hitchee coupler. The hitcher coupler is then secured to the hitchee coupler by increasing the height of the patient transporter, thereby enabling the patient transporter to be propelled without a need to separately propel the supporter system. The supporter system footprint can also be reduced by further increasing the height of the patient transporter, thereby enhancing maneuverability.03-07-2013
20090271968Decoratable Utility Rod Assemblies - A decorative utility rod assembly that may be attached to a wall or other support surface. The rod assembly has a base rod, a cross rod, a cover plate, a set screw, and a knob or end cap. The proximal (wall) end of the base rod is threaded on its exterior surface. The distal end of the base rod forms a threaded hole. The cover plate forms a threaded hole in a central portion thereof. The cover plate is screwed onto the proximal end of the base rod to hide the wall attachments. One end of set screw is screwed into the threaded hole in the distal end of the base rod. The end cap is screwed onto the other end of the set screw. The cover plate and end cap may be made of a multitude of materials, may have a multitude of surface configurations, may be formed into a multitude of shapes, and may contain indicial of a seasonal, a vanity, an interest of the use, advertising, or decorations to match interior decoration décor. Alternative embodiments include a towel ring, a toilet paper holder, a hook, and shelving.11-05-2009
20090271967Escutcheon Installation Tool - An installation tool for installing an escutcheon on a sprinkler assembly includes an extension member and a body portion. The body portion may be disposed on an end of the extension member. The body portion may include a sleeve adjustably engaging a base. The body portion may also include a recess adapted to releasably receive an escutcheon. The installation tool is adapted to remotely install the escutcheon to a sprinkler assembly.11-05-2009
20090271966SHEAR COUPLING ASSEMBLY WITH BACKOFF PREVENTION - A shear coupling assembly utilizes a novel pin coupling member having radial slots formed about a top portion of the insert member, the top portion being radially expandable once engaged in the box coupling member to lockingly engage the threaded connection. Locking of the insert member in the box coupling member prevents backing-off of the connection and maintains a pretension in the neck of the pin coupling member, during use. The top portion of the insert can be radially expanded by forcing a ball bearing into a counterbore formed in the insert member.11-05-2009
20120222282ASSEMBLY OF WET ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR - Wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) collector tube bundles are formed by a procedure in which strips of conductive material are corrugated, intended abutting surfaces of the corrugated strips are abraded, adhesive is applied to the abraded surfaces, multiple ones of the corrugated strips are assembled with corrugation in abutting relationship, and outer panels are assembled with the resulting hexagonal tube bundle.09-06-2012
20130212859METHODS OF MANUFACTURING ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS - Methods of manufacturing light panels having at least one re-entrant turning feature. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a light panel includes providing a base layer, providing a cover layer, and coupling the cover layer to the base layer to form at least one re-entrant turning feature between the base layer and the cover layer. In another embodiment, a method of manufacturing a light panel includes providing a base layer, forming at least one receiving space in the base layer, providing at least one prismatic block, and coupling at least a portion of the prismatic block into the receiving space such that re-entrant turning features are formed between the prismatic block and the base layer.08-22-2013
20120222283HEAT SHIELD HAVING LOCATING AND RETENTION FEATURES - A heat shield assembly includes shroud or housing fabricated from a heat shielding material having at least one pair of spring arms extending from side walls of the shroud for engaging a member to which the heat shield assembly is to be attached, and one or more retention tabs projecting into a longitudinal channel in position to limit longitudinal movement of the assembly relative to the member when the member is attached to the spring arms09-06-2012
20120222284Seat Track Assembly - A seat track assembly is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the seat track assembly includes a seat track having an elongated track plate and a pair of generally elongated, parallel, spaced-apart track flanges extending from the track plate. Each of the track flanges is variable in depth. A method of fabricating a seat track assembly is also disclosed.09-06-2012
20120222281COUNTERTOP COMPOST COLLECTOR - A method for collecting organic waste in a collection bag, the method including a) disposing the collection bag within a volume of a collection device, the collection device having a side wall enclosing the volume and defining a top opening and bottom opening wherein a plurality of vertically extending air channels are formed between the collection bag and the side wall responsive to a structure extending into the volume from the side wall interacting with the collection bag; b) supporting a bottom of the collection bag on a bottom joined to the side wall with the bottom including one or more bottom orifices communicated to the vertically extending air channels; and c) retaining an opening of the collection bag in an open configuration at the top opening with one or more top orifices formed around the opening and communicated to the vertically extending air channels.09-06-2012
20110010917PLATE HEATER FOR A MANIFOLD OF AN INJECTION MOLDING APPARATUS - An injection molding apparatus includes a manifold having a manifold channel for receiving a melt stream of moldable material and delivering the melt stream to a mold cavity through a nozzle channel of a nozzle and a mold gate. A heater is coupled to the manifold. The heater includes a heater plate that is formed by an extrusion process and at least one channel for receiving a heating element.01-20-2011
20110010916COLLAPSIBLE PLAQUE FOR CASKET OR HEADSTONE - A collapsible plaque for holding floral objects is disclosed. The collapsible plaque may be used with a casket or headstone for display of a floral object thereon.01-20-2011
20110010915Safety Locking Device - A safety locking device 01-20-2011
20110010914PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A WAX IMPREGNATED MESH POCKET FOR A LACROSSE STICK - A mesh pocket for a lacrosse stick is disclosed. The mesh pocket is defined by a plurality of strands, which are inter-engaged. A wax is impregnated into at least a portion of at least some of the strands. Additionally, a process for applying a wax to a mesh of a lacrosse stick is disclosed. The process comprises providing a wax-permeable layer having a first and second opposed sides, and positioning the first side in contact with the mesh. The process further comprises providing molten wax to the second opposed side of the wax-permeable layer. The molten wax passes through the wax-permeable layer to the mesh.01-20-2011
20110010913Articulating Work Platform Support System, Work Platform System, and Methods of Use Thereof - The invention includes a work platform and support system that includes a hub and joist configuration, wherein the hubs and joists are capable of articulation, or pivoting. One method of installation allows for sections of new work platform system to be extended from an existing suspended work platform system. The system is also capable of supporting, without failure, its own weight and at least four times the maximum intended load applied to it.01-20-2011
20110010912METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE FINAL ASSEMBLY OF AIRCRAFT - A method for final assembly of at least two aircraft includes assembling the at least two aircraft in a transverse direction on a carousel, the at least two aircraft disposed side-by-side, and rotating the carousel on a vertical rotation axis 360°.01-20-2011
20110010911METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LIGHT HARVESTING IN DISPLAYS - Methods and apparatuses for harvesting light from displays. In one embodiment, the invention relates to a substrate having a first and a second surface, an edge and a luminescent dye. A photovoltaic transducer is positioned adjacent the substrate. Light passing through both the first and second surfaces of the substrate is polarized and light constrained within and traveling through the substrate interacts with the photovoltaic transducer to produce electric current. In one embodiment, the method of harvesting light from an illuminated electronic display including the steps of providing a light source, providing a substrate having a first and a second surface and an edge; and a luminescent dye; and providing a photovoltaic transducer positioned adjacent the substrate. Light passing through both the first and second surfaces of the substrate is polarized, and light constrained within and traveling through the substrate interacts with the photovoltaic transducer to produce electric current.01-20-2011
20110010910BRONCHIAL FLOW CONTROL DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE - Disclosed is an assembly for loading a bronchial flow control device into a container, such as into a delivery catheter. The assembly includes a funnel housing and a puller housing that mate with one another. The funnel housing defines a funnel-shaped loading cavity that receives a flow control device and that gradually reduces in size moving in a first direction. The puller housing is removably attached to the funnel housing and is also removably attachable to a bronchial flow control device that can be positioned in the loading cavity. The puller housing pulls the bronchial flow control device in the first direction through the funnel housing to gradually contract the bronchial flow control device into a compressed state of reduced size relative to the expanded size.01-20-2011
20130061447Method of Providing a Spine Label Pocket on a Binding Cover - A binding cover having a transparent overlay cover disposed over and around the spine of the binding is configured to provide a label pocket on the spine portion of the binding cover wherein a label may be inserted easily without tools or rigid label material. In several embodiments the label pocket provides a fixed label space. In another embodiment the label pocket opens along the spine when the binding cover is opened, and returns to a closed position when closed, thereby retaining a label inserted therein. In other embodiments, methods for forming the label pocket are provided.03-14-2013
20130061448METALLIZED POLYMERIC FILM REFLECTIVE INSULATION MATERIAL - A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.03-14-2013
20130061446LENS ASSEMBLY TOOL - A lens assembly tool includes a lens receiving frame having a first surface, a positioning plate positioned on the lens receiving frame, and a pressing plate positioned on the positioning plate and having a second surface. The first surface defines a plurality of receiving holes. The positioning plate defines a plurality of through holes aligned with the plurality of receiving holes. The second surface forms a plurality of pressing punches aligned with the plurality of receiving holes.03-14-2013
20120192397Method of Making a Sunshade Device - A method of making a sunshade device includes the steps of: attaching two tension cords to left and right sides of a sunshade cloth, and allowing the tension cords to extend beyond front and rear ends thereof to form front and rear cord extension sections; fixing the rear cord extension sections to a latch unit and a spring unit, respectively, and inserting the latch and spring units respectively into opposite ends of a tubular winding shaft; clamping the rear end of the sunshade cloth; drawing the front cord extension sections to move the winding shaft close to the rear end of the sunshade cloth; using two cord-pulling tools to pull the respective front cord extension sections; fixing the front cord extension sections to the respective end pieces; and fixing the winding shaft to the sunshade cloth.08-02-2012
20130061445Medical Instrument Holder and Method Thereof - A medical instrument holder and method of holding a medical instrument is provided. The medical instrument holder includes a first substantially planar structure having at least a first aperture positioned therein. A second substantially planar structure is positioned approximately parallel to the first substantially planar structure. The second substantially planar structure has at least a second aperture positioned therein, wherein the second aperture is flexible. At least one holding structure is connected between the first substantially planar structure and the second substantially planar structure.03-14-2013
20090235509Tool-Less Television Stand - A television stand includes a first portion with a reception hole and a second portion including a male portion sized to fit within the reception hole. The second portion is rotated by contact between the male portion and reception hole as the second portion is axially moved into the reception hole.09-24-2009
20120227239BRACKET AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING HEAT EXCHANGER - A bracket attaches a heat exchanger to a supporting member. The bracket includes a vibration-proof member, and first and second bracket members. The first member is fixed to the supporting member. The second member is joined to a projection of the heat exchanger through the vibration-proof member. The second member is attached to the first member. The second member includes a joining part and an attaching part. The projection is inserted in the joining part from a projecting direction of the projection so that the joining part is joined to the projection with the vibration-proof member intervening therebetween. The attaching part is inserted in the first member from a direction that intersects with a joining direction in which the joining part is joined to the projection, so that the attaching part is attached to the first member at an arbitrary position of the first member in the joining direction.09-13-2012
20120227237STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR CLAMPING BUILT-IN COMPONENT IN HOLLOW CONTAINER - The present invention provides a structure for clamping a built-in component in a hollow container, the container being formed by clamp molding using a pair of a first mold piece and a second mold piece, the first mold piece being for forming a first half of the container, the second mold piece being for forming a second half of the container, the structure comprising: a first support member secured to an inner wall surface of the first half of the container and having a first connection portion and a first clamp portion; a second support member secured to an inner wall surface of the second half of the container having a second connection portion and a second clamp portion, wherein the built-in component is clamped between the first support member and the second support member with the first connection portion and the second connection portion coupled to each other.09-13-2012
20110308058METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRIEVING AND PLACING TIE PLATES - A vehicle comprising a machine having wheels, a placing conveyor secured to the machine and having a distal end with a drop mechanism, a trigger operatively connected to a door in the drop mechanism, and wherein the drop mechanism door is opened over a railroad tie when the trigger contacts an edge of the railroad tie with the machine moving.12-22-2011
20130117993CONDUIT DIVIDER IN THE FORM OF A CABLE WITH FABRIC SLEEVE - A communications cable (05-16-2013
20100088877MEDICAL DEVICE ACTUATORS - The present invention provides a flexible actuator, and methods for manufacturing and using a flexible actuator, for transmitting high loads from a user to an end effector. In one exemplary embodiment, the flexible actuator can extend from a handle of a medical device to an end effector located on a distal end of the device. The actuator can include a head formed on a terminal end thereof with at least one planar surface that is approximately coplanar with an outer surface of the flexible actuator. In use, the actuator can be coupled to a medical device having an end effector located on a distal end thereof. Tension applied to the actuator can be effective to actuate the end effector.04-15-2010
20130117988MANNEQUIN NECK CONNECTION FITTING COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A mannequin neck connection fitting component for interconnecting a mannequin head on a mannequin body is disclosed. The component includes a mannequin head engaging tubular part adapted to be affixed to and depend from a mannequin head. A mannequin body engaging tubular part is adapted to be affixed within an opening in an upper portion of a mannequin body. The component parts inter-engage telescopically to support the mannequin head on top of the mannequin body in a removable manner.05-16-2013
20090000104MANUFACTURING APPARATUS INSTALLING METHOD AND MODEL - This invention discloses an installing method of installing a manufacturing apparatus formed by connecting a plurality of units via a line. The installing method includes the steps of arranging each of a plurality of models at a prospective installation position of a corresponding unit of the plurality of units, each of the plurality of models having a connection to the line, which is provided at the same position as in the corresponding unit of the plurality of units, laying the line and connecting the line to the plurality of models, inspecting the lines in a state that the line is connected to the plurality of models, installing the plurality of units in place of the plurality of models, and connecting the line to the plurality of units.01-01-2009
20120233842COVER FOR AN EYEWEAR STRAP - A cover for an eyewear strap is provided. The cover may include a first member, a second member associated with the first member and movable toward and away from the first member, and a fastener connected to the first member and the second member for removably connecting the first member to the second member. The cover may be adapted to receive an eyewear strap between the first and second members when the first and second members are disconnected, and the cover may be securable to the eyewear strap when the first and second members are connected together.09-20-2012
20120233841ADJUSTABLE CAMERA MOUNT FOR A VEHICLE WINDSHIELD - A camera mount for mounting a camera inside a windshield of a vehicle. The camera includes a lens mount and a camera housing. The front tip of the lens mount is constrained to be in close proximity to or constrained to contact the inside of the windshield for different rake angles of the windshield.09-20-2012
20120233840SOLAR CELL MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SAME - A squeezed sealing material from the drainage notch is prevented so that workability is improved by eliminating a cleaning work. A solar cell module includes a solar cell panel and a flame provided with: a main body; a fitting part disposed on the top of the main body and receiving the peripheral edge portion of the solar cell panel; and a drainage notch formed by cutting out the fitting part from a position near a front member of the solar cell panel to a position below the front member. A sealing material is applied to the fitting part with a spacing which extends more than 10 mm to 30 mm from the edge of the notch, and then the peripheral edge portion of the solar cell panel is inserted into the fitting part to attach the frame to the solar cell panel.09-20-2012
20120233839ARTICULATING SUPPORT FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINE CONSTITUTING A QUICK RELEASE FASTENER AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD - An implement attachment is coupled to a working arm of a working machine. The arm is connected to an implement attachment by fastener sleeves and fastener pins. The attachment includes two side plates, each carrying two bushes having holes for accommodating the fastener pins. The bushes have a circular guide portion fitting into a circular hole in respective side plates. Each bush has a flange connected to the side plates by a fastener. The hole receiving the fastener pins is eccentric to the guide portion with respect to at least two of the bushes. As a result, the implement attachment is readily mounted on mutually different working arms.09-20-2012
20130160268QUICK COUPLER - A quick coupler for connecting an implement to a machine, the implement having a connection pin, the quick coupler, including a frame, includes a jaw pivotally connected to the frame and movable between an open position and a closed position, the jaw configured to cooperate with the connection pin of the implement. The quick coupler also including a lock pivotally connected to the frame and movable between an unlocked position and a locked position, the lock including a pawl configured to cooperate with a detent on the jaw. The quick coupler including a release mechanism connected to the frame and to the lock, wherein the jaw in the closed position and the lock in the locked position define a load path, the release mechanism being positioned outside the load path.06-27-2013
20130160269QUICK COUPLER - A quick coupler for connecting an implement to a machine. The quick coupler including a frame, a first jaw pivotally connected to the frame and movable between an open position and a closed position, a second jaw pivotally connected to the frame and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a lock system connected to the first jaw and the second jaw. The lock system includes a first linkage pivotally connected to the frame and to the first jaw, a second linkage pivotally connected to the first linkage and to the second jaw, and a drive member connected to the first linkage and configured to selectively operate the lock system between an unlocked position and a locked position.06-27-2013
20130160270METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING RAISING WATER TANK FOR SEA FARMING - Disclosed are a raising water tank for sea farming, and a method of constructing a raising water tank for sea farming, which easily discharge foreign substances therefrom while being easily and conveniently carried and being simply repaired as well. The method includes setting a location of the raising water tank at a location where the raising water tank is to be installed; installing a discharge pipe an end of which is bent toward a bottom surface of the set raising water tank at a predetermined height from the bottom surface of the raising water tank such that the discharge pipe passes through a side surface of the raising water tank; and installing a suction member at a bent lower portion of the discharge pipe in the raising water tank such that the suction member contacts the bottom surface of the raising water tank.06-27-2013
20130160271HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE - A hot/cold aisle air containment system includes a frame structure, at least one electronic equipment enclosure installed at least partially within the frame structure, and a header panel assembly. The frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space and includes at least one horizontal member. The header panel assembly is installed between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure to prevent circulation of air above the enclosure. The header panel assembly includes a pair of panels. A first of the pair of panels is adjustable horizontally relative to a second of the pair of panels, and the pair of panels, together, are adjustable vertically relative to the least one horizontal member.06-27-2013
20130160272RESILIENT DEVICE - An intravaginal device has a working portion (e.g., intravaginal urinary incontinence device suppository, tampon) and an anchoring portion comprising at least one member extending beyond at least one end of the working portion to maintain the working portion in place during use.06-27-2013
20130160273Apparatus and Method for the Compact Support and Storage of Hanging Items - Disclosed is a rack for hanging items for drying and/or storage. The apparatus includes a main support post, a plurality of slip-T joints and a plurality of support arms. The support arms attach to the main support post through the slip-T joints, which allow the support arms to rotate about the main support post axis. The main support attaches to a substantially vertical surface through an upper support and a lower support that is longer than the upper, such that the support arms are capable of lying parallel to the vertical surface with an item hanging thereon.06-27-2013
20130160274PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A FUEL TANK EQUIPPED WITH A BAFFLE - A process for manufacturing a fuel tank including a baffle, and an attachment part and an offset part, both made of an incompressible material and being of fixed size and shape, the process including: manufacturing a fuel tank including a wall; making an opening in this wall; through this opening, introducing the baffle into the tank; attaching the baffle to the wall of the tank via its attachment part. The offset and attachment parts together describe a fixed angle, the baffle has a fixed shape and when it is being introduced into the tank, the baffle is rotated to be able to pass through the opening.06-27-2013
20120266441Wedge Installation and Seating Tool and Method of Use - A wedge installation and seating tool and associated method of operation that permits a worker to single handedly and expeditiously install and seat wedges in an anchor assembly of a post tensioned concrete member, thereby improving worker safety and productivity. In a preferred embodiment, the tool is an elongated member comprised of two body portions hingedly attached to one another for substantially surrounding the circumference of a reinforcing cable used in an anchor assembly of a post tensioned concrete member, and a wedge retention means for temporarily attaching the wedges to the tool. The tool and method of the present invention effectively eliminates the need for a separate seating tool, and the tool is relatively inexpensive to manufacture and is easy to use.10-25-2012
20120266438LATCH, LATCHING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TEMPORARILY ASSOCIATING OBJECTS USING A MAGNETIC RETENTION FEATURE - Latches, latch arrangements and related methods for temporarily associating two objects, each having one part of a magnetic catch retention arrangement. Latches according to various embodiments of the invention have matable first and second housings wherein the first housing defines a primary recess and the second includes a primary protrusion that is receivable by the primary recess. A biased, displaceable catch of one housing selectively retains the other housing when the two housings are in a mated condition. The magnetic catch retention arrangement becomes functional after sufficient user displacement of the catch; upon sufficient differential movement of the housings, the magnetic catch retention arrangement no longer has sufficient effect to overcome the catch bias. Upon initial re-association of the housing parts, the catch is physically displaced but not sufficiently to permit operative interaction between it and the magnetic catch retention arrangement, thereby allowing the catch to reengage the opposing housing upon complete association.10-25-2012
20110030190SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FINAL DROP IN A LIVING UNIT IN A BUILDING - A system and method for providing a final drop in a living unit in a building. The system comprises a point-of-entry unit, such as a low profile base unit, disposed within the living unit at a location corresponding to an access position of horizontal cabling disposed in a hallway of the building that provides a first anchor point. The system also includes an adhesive-backed duct, having one or more communication lines disposed therein, mountable to a wall within the living unit. The system also includes a second anchor point, such as a wall receptacle, disposed within the living unit to receive a first communication line via the duct. The components of the system are also designed with very low impact profiles for better aesthetics within the living unit.02-10-2011
20120090150METHOD FOR MOUNTING FIREARM BARREL - A barrel retaining system for a firearm includes a firearm receiver having a barrel nut coupled thereto and a barrel assembly, which in one embodiment may include a barrel with a barrel extension coupled thereto. The barrel extension includes a plurality of barrel locking lugs that rotatably engage corresponding locking elements disposed on the barrel nut. The barrel extension may further include a flange that may engage one end of the locking elements of the barrel nut and the barrel locking lugs may engage an opposite end of the locking elements to wedge the locking elements therebetween for securing the barrel extension to the barrel nut. The firearm may be an autoloading rifle in some embodiments.04-19-2012
20080289166OPEN HEAD POWER TONG ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING AN OPEN-HEAD POWER TONG ASSEMBLY - A method of making an open-head power tong assembly includes the steps of providing a power tong assembly that has a first case assembly and a transmission assemble. A second case assembly is provided that includes a casing having a sidewall with a plurality of supporting ribs, a base wall, and a top plate that define an interior region that is adapted to receive a pinion gear, a conversion shaft having first and second axial end portions, and an open-head tong assembly. The first case assembly is removed from the transmission assembly of the power tong assembly to expose a transmission shaft. The transmission shaft is removed to expose a transmission shaft opening. The second case is mounted to the transmission assembly such that the second axial end of the conversion shaft is engaged with the transmission shaft opening.11-27-2008
20090044396CORROSION RESISTING PIPELINES - The specification discloses both a method of protecting a metal pipeline length (02-19-2009
20110005055METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A PART ON A PIVOT ORGAN - A method for assembling a hard part made of a material the hardness of which is higher than 500 Vickers, a pivot organ, includes: having a pivot organ including a tubular portion and a bearing surface extending around the tubular portion; introducing the hard part freely on the pivot organ around the tubular portion, the hard part having at least one structure built in advance, defining an entry and pulling the hard part in contact with a malleable organ also set on the pivot organ around the tubular portion, so that it is positioned over the entry of the structure, this assembly being formed by the hard part and the malleable organ being brought to bear the support surface; deform irreversibly the malleable organ to create catches formed by the washer and housed inside the structure without any degree of freedom, the malleable organ made integral with the pivot organ.01-13-2011
20090260213DIAPHRAGM FLEXURE WITH LARGE RANGE AND HIGH LOAD CAPACITY - A stamping structure for imprinting micro-sized features is provided. The stamping structure includes a flexure arrangement having one or more diaphragm flexures arranged in a series or parallel or hybrid configuration so as to manage load-capacity while still achieving adequate vertical and angular range of a sample supported on the one or more diaphragm flexures.10-22-2009
20120204401METHOD FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A SEAL INTO PLUG CONNECTOR PART - The invention relates to a method for inserting insert parts in an injection moulding die, characterized by the following process steps: Providing the insert parts, receiving the insert parts during the opening process of the injection mould die by means of a suitable device, such as a lever (08-16-2012
20110138602System for Mounting Objects to Polymeric Membranes - A system and method to attach an object to a support structure. The system includes a mounting plate attached to an elastic membrane. The elastic membrane includes a lower surface having a first and a second surface area. The first surface area extends peripherally along at least a portion of the lower surface and bonded to the support structure. The second surface area is at least partially enclosed within the first surface area and separable from the support structure. The system further includes a riser adapted to couple to the mounting plate and the object.06-16-2011
20110138601VEHICULAR BODY ASSEMBLY LOCKING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A vehicle body positioning and locking devices for use in assembling a vehicle body positioned on a movable vehicle support positioned at a vehicle build station. The locking device includes a remote vehicle locking device for selectively securing and locking a vehicle body to a support pallet. The support pallet is accurately and precisely positioned at a build station through alignment and inserting engagement of locating pads in at least one four-way and at least one two way receiver mounted to a build station foundation.06-16-2011
20110277300METHOD OF COUPLING CONTAINER BODY AND COVER MEMBER - Provided is a method of coupling a container body (11-17-2011
20110277302Wiper Arm Assembly Having a Locking Catch and Method of Construction - A wiper arm assembly and method of assembly thereof includes a mounting head and a wiper arm configured for relative rotation during assembly from a disassembled position to a shipping position, wherein the wiper arm and mounting head are locked against rotation toward the disassembled position once in the shipping position. The mounting head and wiper arm have locking surfaces configured for locked engagement with one another while in the shipping position. The locking surfaces are brought into engagement with one another by a force imparted by a spring while rotating the mounting head relative to the wiper arm from the disassembled position toward the shipping position. When in the shipping position, the locking surfaces confront each other and prevent the mounting head and the wiper arm from rotating back toward the disassembled position from the shipping position.11-17-2011
20110277301PLEATED SINGLE PHASE FILTER COALESCER ELEMENT AND METHOD - A filter coalescer element for oil based industrial fuels includes a rigid, porous support tube, and a hydrophobic drainage layer covering the outer surface of the same. A single phase, dual function combination water coalescer and particle filter pleat block is positioned in the support tube, and is formed from a multilayer material having a first porous support layer, a synthetic microfiber layer, a synthetic fiber media layer and a second porous support layer. As the fluid passes through the pleat block, solid particles are physically filtered therefrom, and water is coalesced into droplets which pass from the pleats directly through the support tube and directly into the drainage layer, where the droplets grow into a size sufficient that they fall under gravity to the bottom of the element for collection.11-17-2011
20110277299Method and Apparatus for Forming a Tubular Conduit - A method of forming a tubular conduit in a borehole, wherein the borehole is closed by means of a pressure barrier capable of sustaining a borehole pressure and having at least one pressure sealable inlet, comprises: 11-17-2011
20110277296Composite system to support solar panels on polymer covers on landfills - A support system for solar panels utilizes metal and polymer support members having different coefficients of expansion in order to adapt to the expansion and contraction of a polymer liner that extends over a landfill. A fixation system utilized to interconnect the metal and polymer support members is molded into the polymer support members and is slidably connected to the metal and polymer support members to strengthen the support system and to compensate for different expansion and contraction rates of support system components and of the polymer liner.11-17-2011
20090183354Compression Post Mount - A fence post assembly for mounting to a substructure with a single point of attachment. The post assembly has an outer sleeve surrounding a support member and an attachment rod extending through the support member. The post assembly is mounted to the substructure by securing one end of the attachment rod in the substructure and securing the support member between a compression plate and the substructure by tensioning the upper end of the attachment rod. Attachment points for securing additional fence components to the post are provided by inserting an adapter into a receiving channel defined along a longitudinal length of the support member.07-23-2009
20130019451POLYAMIDE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR SLIDING PART, SLIDING PART, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SLIDING PART AS WELL AS METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AUTOMOBILE - A polyamide resin composition for sliding part and a sliding part, each being prevented from shrinking both in the MD direction and in the TD direction (having excellent dimensional stability as well as excellent dimensional stability when water is absorbed into the resin) and having excellent impact resistance, a method for producing the sliding part, and a method for producing an automobile using the sliding part. The polyamide resin composition for sliding part includes a polyamide resin (component A) and a styrene polymer (component B), wherein the component B has a deflection temperature under load of 140 to 280° C., and the weight ratio of the component A to the component B (A/B) is 95/5 to 77/23.01-24-2013
20110296661METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A FACE PLATE FOR A GOLF CLUB HEAD - Golf club heads with patterned face plates described herein. Other examples, embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.12-08-2011
20120233843MERCHANDISING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A method of assembling a merchandising system includes providing a retail display fixture including first and second ends each configured to support the retail display fixture on a floor. The method further comprises providing a display fixture accessory releasably secured to the retail display fixture and coupling an accessory sheath to the retail display fixture. The accessory sheath comprises two substantially planar panels extending substantially parallel to one another and defining a cavity between the two substantially planar panels, a top panel extending between and coupled to each of the two substantially planar panels, and an open bottom providing access to the cavity. Coupling the accessory sheath to the retail display fixture includes sliding the accessory sheath over the display fixture accessory to substantially enclose the display fixture accessory within the cavity such that the accessory sheath substantially covers an entirety of two opposite sides of the display fixture accessory.09-20-2012
20120233838METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING AND ADJUSTING DISTRIBUTION OF WEIGHT WITHIN A GOLF CLUB HEAD - Every amateur golfer wishes to improve their game. Doing so is usually achieved through significant practice and the hit-and-miss search for the right golf club. Accordingly to embodiments of the invention golf clubs imparting increased driving range through an overall increase in the mass of the golf club are presented. Additional aspects of the invention relate to achieving this without imparting a corresponding reduction in the swing velocity as well as providing for the addition of the mass a manner that reduces the tendency for the golfers swing to change, and allows for adjustment to address their natural tendency to hook or slice. As such the additional mass added to a driver may, according to embodiments of the invention, be compensated by the adjustment in the balance of the golf club and allowing for the additional mass to be added non-uniformly to the golf club head.09-20-2012
20090056098Planar Construction Methods for Assembly of Optical Systems - This disclosure relates to methods for assembling optical systems. One disclosed method includes: providing a substrate; providing a plurality of optical elements; arranging and selectively retaining the optical elements in a predetermined configuration; and applying the plurality of optical elements in the predetermined configuration to the substrate, such that the optical elements are optically aligned to provide an optical path through the optical system. Improved optical systems are also disclosed.03-05-2009
20110296664Flowmeter Assembly - A beverage dispenser provides numerous inventive features in its refrigeration system, diluent delivery system, concentrate delivery system, mixing and dispensing system, and control system. The refrigeration system employs a plate heat exchanger to provide on demand refrigeration of an intermittent water flow. The diluent delivery system includes a flowmeter/solenoid/check-valve assembly. The concentrate delivery system employs a positive displacement pump. The mixing and dispensing system includes a mixing nozzle that has a locking feature such that an elevated blocking surface directly faces the inlet of pressurized diluent to create turbulence. The control system receives package-specific information from a scanner and diluent flow rate information from the flowmeter, and then determines the pump speed in order to set a desired mix ratio.12-08-2011
20110271507CONNECTOR - A force multiplying member (11-10-2011
20110154639CUSHION SYSTEM FOR A WASHING/BATHING TUB - A method for providing a cushion and tub assembly is provided and comprises obtaining a cushion with magnets within the cushion. The method also comprises obtaining a metallic member, the metallic member magnetically attracting to the magnets in the cushion. The metallic member is permanently secured to a hidden surface of a tub at a location corresponding to a desired location of the cushion on the exposed surface of the tub. The tub and cushion are provided with a cushion being releasably connectable to the exposed surface of the tub at the desired location by attraction forces between the magnets and the metallic member through the tub wall.06-30-2011
20110271509JOINT - A joint comprising first and second abutting components, and an adjustable strap assembly bridging the abutting components, the strap assembly including a first strap part attached to one of the components, and a second strap part attached to the other component, the first and second strap parts having mating inclined faces for adjustment of the second strap part with respect to the first strap part such that the position of the second strap part is adjustable with respect to the first strap part in the direction of the incline. Also, a method of forming the joint, comprising attaching the first strap part to the first component, providing the second strap part such that the inclined faces of the first and second strap parts are in mating engagement, adjusting the second strap part with respect to the first strap part in the direction of the incline to position the second strap part in a desired relationship with respect to the first strap part, and attaching the second strap part to the second component.11-10-2011
20110271508METHODS AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS OF CONSTRUCTING AND INSTALLING RIGID RISER STRUCTURES - Disclosed is a method of fabricating and installing a riser tower structure, preferably in a welding chamber, and a welding chamber suitable for the method. The method includes fabricating sections of the riser tower structure at a site remote from the site of installation; transporting the sections of the riser tower structure to within the vicinity of the installation site; and assembling together the sections of the riser tower structure in the vicinity of the installation site. The welding chamber includes a plurality of guide means, each providing a guide for one of the elongate elements of the riser tower structure, and floats on the sea surface when in use.11-10-2011
20110289751Field Erectable Abatement System Methods - Various methods and apparatus are disclosed that relate to an abatement system. Some methods and apparatus relate to one or more aspects of a field erectable abatement system. The field erectable abatement system may include a plurality of prefabricated skeleton segments that may be transported to a location and field erected at the location. One or more skin segments may also optionally be provided and optionally be coupled to the skeleton segments prior to being transported to the location.12-01-2011
20110283514PROSTHESIS FIXTURING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Devices for fixturing a prosthesis to a first mass and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. Complementary fixturing devices and methods of making and using the same are also disclosed. The devices can be used to attach a heart valve gasket body to a biological annulus.11-24-2011
20110283512METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING AN ACCURATE PRINT PRESSURE DURING PRODUCTION - A stencil printer includes a frame, a stencil coupled to the frame, a substrate support coupled to the frame to support a substrate in a print position, and a print head, coupled to the frame, to deposit and print viscous material over the stencil. The print head may include a squeegee blade configured to engage the stencil, a squeegee blade mount configured to house the squeegee blade, a squeegee blade movement mechanism configured to move the squeegee blade mount in a z-axis direction from a raised position in which the squeegee blade is spaced from stencil and a lowered position in which the squeegee blade engages and applies a force on the stencil, and a connector configured to pivotally connect the squeegee blade mount to the squeegee blade movement mechanism. The connector may include a load cell configured to measure force of the squeegee blade against the stencil. Other embodiments and related methods are further disclosed.11-24-2011
20110283505METHOD OF MAKING FILTER CARTRIDGE HAVING ROLL-BASED HOUSING SIDEWALL - A method of making a filter cartridge, which method includes: (a) providing first and second filter media layers that each contain active particulate that is bonded together and that each comprise a perimeter; (b) stacking the filter media layers in a spaced apart relationship; and (c) securing a roll based housing sidewall to at least a portion of the perimeter of each filter media layer. The resulting filter cartridge is light in weight but has increased volume that provides an improved service life. The cartridge has a very good service life to weight ratio.11-24-2011
20110289758SLAT AND COVERING METHOD - The present invention includes both the structures and process for producing an economical slat which has the appearance of a single length of high-quality wood. A support structure may be a single length of material or may be pieced together using multiple short lengths. The support structure is veneered on two sides using any commonly acceptable adhesive. The partially veneered support structure is then sliced to form one or more individual slats having veneered longitudinal edges. The veneered edges may be sanded to a radius before or after fully enclosing the support structure by applying additional veneer to the sides of the slats. A clear and appropriate finish varnish, preferably of ultraviolet-resistant material, may be applied as a finishing measure.12-01-2011
20110289752Screw - A screw with a polygonal cross section comprises a threaded section and a non-threaded section that extends from the threaded section to a front, rounded screw tip. The sideline of the non-threaded section runs smoothly and without interruption from the threaded section to the tip at a constant curvature. The screw is used to attach an element to a panel component, wherein the screw itself produces the hole in the panel component and forms the threads.12-01-2011
20110283508Apparatus for fixedly locating a first aerospace component relative to a second aerospace component - An apparatus for fixedly locating a first aerospace component relative to a second aerospace component comprising a housing mountable on a first component with a cylinder formed in said housing, and a piston slidably received in said cylinder, wherein a first end of the piston is extendible from the housing such that, when a hardenable hydraulic fluid is injected into the cylinder to act on a second end of said piston, said first end of the piston is urged to slide away from the housing and into abutment with a second component to locate said second component, and said second component is fixedly located in a desired position relative to said first component when the hydraulic fluid hardens.11-24-2011
20110283511METHOD TO APPLY A CLAMP TO A CORE SPRAY SPARGER T-BOX - A method for attaching a core spray sparger T-box clamp for a sparger T-box in a shroud of a nuclear reactor pressure vessel assembling the anchor plate, bearing plate and saddle bracket; positioning the assembly of the anchor plate, bearing plate and saddle bracket in front of the T-box such that the saddle bracket is below a sidewall of the T-box; elevating the assembly to seat the saddle bracket against a lower surface of the sidewall and sliding a locating pin on the saddle bracket into an aperture in the sidewall; lowering a carrier plate onto an upper surface of the sidewall and attaching the carrier plate to the anchor plate, wherein a locating pin on the carrier plate slides into an aperture on the upper surface, and advancing the bearing plate to the T-box to bias a bearing plate against a cover plate of the T-box.11-24-2011
20110283510METHOD OF LOCKING A SYRINGE TO AN INJECTOR - A syringe adapter assembly 11-24-2011
20110283507SYSTEMS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A TOWER SECTION - An assembly system for use in assembling a lattice tower section is provided. The system comprises a platform, a first mounting assembly coupled to the platform, and, a second mounting assembly coupled to the platform, the first and second mounting assemblies are configured to secure opposite ends of a plurality of leg members used in assembling the lattice tower section such that each of the plurality of leg members is suspended a distance from the platform, at least one of the first and second mounting assemblies is configured to selectively rotate a leg member of the plurality of leg members suspended therefrom.11-24-2011
20110283509Container Protector - In one embodiment of a container protector the container protector comprises two opposing side skirts, two opposing end skirts, and a interior lip connected to both side skirts and end skirts. The container protector may also include one or more handle extension to facilitate use with a container having one or more handles. The container protector is designed to sealing fit around the top periphery of a container with the interior lip extending upward to prevent material within the container from flowing outward therefrom during transitions. Such transitions may be caused by heating, transportation, or other disturbances. The precise dimensions of the container protector will vary from one embodiment to the next, and the container protector may take any shape depending on the container for which it is designed.11-24-2011
20110289757CONVEYING DEVICE, ROLLING BODY AND CONVEYING BODY - A conveying device (12-01-2011
20110289756Assembly Method and Assembly Apparatus for Assembling the Washing Group of a Laundry Washing Machine - A method is set forth for assembly of the washing group (12-01-2011
20110289755ENGAGEMENT MEMBER WITH FASTENING PIN AND METHOD FOR INTERCONNECTING TWO COMPONENTS - The invention relates to an engagement member that is adapted to be fixed in a groove of a component and to a method for interconnecting two components via an engagement member. In order to provide an engagement member and a method, which provide for an easy assembly of the engagement member in the groove, whilst still providing sufficient forces for interconnecting the two components, the invention provides that the engagement member comprises a fastening pin that can be pushed into a cavity of one of the two components.12-01-2011
20110289754FLOOR LINER FOR MAINTAINING CLEANLINESS OF COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL KITCHENS - A floor liner includes a layer of coated Kraft paper and a layer of nonwoven fabric, the layers being adhesively bonded together. Cut-outs are formed in the liner. The liner occupies the space beneath a piece of kitchen equipment, and absorbs spills and grease from such equipment. The liner can be removed and replaced, without disturbing the kitchen equipment. A plurality of metal tracks may be laid on top of the liner, to facilitate movement of the kitchen equipment onto, or away from, the liner.12-01-2011
20110289750Methods and Devices for Assembling a Terrestrial Solar Tracking Photovoltaic Array - Methods and devices for assembling a terrestrial solar tracking photovoltaic array. The methods may include securing a torque tube to an alignment fixture by positioning a flange at an end of the torque tube over a shelf on the alignment fixture and positioning a section of the torque tube inward from the flange into a receptacle on the shelf of the alignment fixture. The method may include aligning and mounting a mount to the torque tube at a point along the torque tube inward from the end of the torque tube. The method may include aligning and mounting a solar cell module to the mount with the solar cell module including an array of lenses positioned over a set of corresponding receivers that include one or more III-V compound semiconductor solar cells. The method may include removing the torque tube from the alignment fixture after the solar cell module is mounted to the mount. The method may include aligning and mounting the torque tube to an end of a longitudinal support with the torque tube being coaxial with the longitudinal support and the solar cell module being able to rotate with the torque tube about a first axis that extends through the torque tube and the longitudinal support and a second axis perpendicular to the first axis.12-01-2011
20110289749METHOD OF SEALING AN INKJET INK TANK - A method includes a) providing a detachable seal retainer including: a housing for a seal member; an attachment face having a plurality of attachment members; an outer face opposite the attachment face; a handle including a free end and a hinged end opposite the free end; and a hinge member disposed between the housing and the hinged end of the handle; b) providing a seal member within the housing; c) providing an ink tank including an outlet face having a corresponding plurality of attachment features proximate the at least one outlet port; d) aligning the seal retainer to the ink tank such that the alignment members of the seal retainer are aligned with the corresponding plurality of attachment features of the ink tank; e) pressing the seal retainer against the ink tank such that the seal member is contact with the at least one outlet port.12-01-2011
20110296660Display Support Structure And Method - A connector for rigidly engaging elongate structural members in a display structure includes a beam connection portion defined on a body and having a cavity. A semi-cylindrical guide surface of the cavity is adjacent to an opening. The opening has an elliptical shape in which the difference between a major and a minor axis is an offset distance. An eccentric fastener is rotatably disposed in the cavity and includes a head portion that protrudes from the opening and engages a hole of the elongate structural member, and a cam portion that is eccentrically disposed relative to the head portion and configured to engage the semi-cylindrical surface when the eccentric fastener is rotated relative to the connector.12-08-2011
20110296665AIR FILTER HAVING FLUTED FILTER MEDIA - An air cleaner includes a housing and an access cover. The internal volume of the housing can be reached through an opening in a side wall of the housing. A filter element having fluted filter media is removable and replaceable from the air cleaner. The housing is constructed and arranged to cam the element into sealing engagement with the housing. The access cover includes structure to help support and ensure proper seating of the filter element within the housing. A method of installing the filter element in the air cleaner includes sliding a portion of the filter element against a slide surface in the housing. A method of servicing an air cleaner includes tilting the filter element against a tilt surface in the housing to release a seal between the filter element and the housing. The filter element can have a handle to assist in servicing of the air cleaner. The housing can have a window to allow visual inspection of the internal component of the housing and to determine visually whether a filter element is installed therein.12-08-2011
20110296663LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY MODULE WITH REFLECTOR HAVING RAISED LAMP GUIDE - A liquid crystal display module displays an image on a liquid crystal panel. The liquid crystal module includes a liquid crystal panel and a backlight assembly. The backlight assembly includes a reflecting sheet having a raised portion that receives a light source and supports a diffusing sheet and/or optical sheet positioned between the liquid crystal panel and the light source.12-08-2011
20110296662INPUT SHAFT WITH INTERNAL DRY SPLINES AND SEALED PLUG AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HYBRID POWERTRAIN UTILIZING THE SAME - An input shaft for a hybrid transmission includes a cylindrical hollow shaft portion having internal and external surfaces. The internal surface defines an internal cavity coaxial with the hollow shaft portion and has a splined portion configured to allow power to be transferred to the hollow shaft portion. The input shaft may further include a freeze plug press-fit in the internal cavity, configured to fluidly seal the inner cavity in embodiments with a cavity extending throughout the input shaft. The splined portion may be a broached spline. A method of manufacturing a hybrid powertrain includes forming a hollow transmission input shaft and press-fitting a plug into it, such that the shaft is internally fluid sealed. The shaft is mated to the transmission which may then be filled with fluid and tested for operability. The shaft may be dry-mated to an engine output member for common rotation therewith.12-08-2011
20090282667Method for Installing a Built-In Device on a Unit Niche and Adjusting Tool - A built-in device, in particular a kitchen device, is provided and includes a front side and a unit wall comprising a unit front surface. Said method consists of the following steps: at least one adjusting device is secured to the built-in device in such a manner that an adjusting edge of the adjusting device protrudes over the front side of the device, the built-in device is inserted into the furniture niche until the adjusting edge is aligned with the front surface of the unit, the built-in device is secured to the unit niche. The invention also relates to an adjusting tool which is adapted, particularly, for carrying out said inventive method.11-19-2009
20110289753LOCKING DEVICE FOR PACKING ASSEMBLY - The current application discloses a locking device for a packing assembly. The device comprises a holding end and a locking end, wherein the holding end is configured to mechanically and/or frictionally engage a fixed component of a packing assembly and the locking end is configured to mechanically and/or frictionally engage at least a portion of the packing nut so as to prevent the packing nut from rotating or otherwise changing its position.12-01-2011
20090119899Method of Assembling a Vacuum Switchgear Assembly - Insulated vacuum switchgear and active switchgear elements therefor are provided with a rigid support structure mechanically isolating a vacuum insulator from axial loads in use without reinforcing or insulating encapsulations. At least one of the elastomeric insulating housing and the support structure directly contacts an outer surface of the insulator. Systems and methods for assembling the switchgear are also provided.05-14-2009
20110197421Method of Forming Mesh Golf Tee - Embodiments of a mesh golf tee are disclosed having a shaft and an upper mesh portion for supporting a golf ball. The upper mesh portion may provide less resistance to a club to allow greater power applied to the ball. The mesh portion may also flex such that the ball is not deflected by any portion of the tee upon impact by a golf club, allowing for greater consistency.08-18-2011
20090144960HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING MULTI-COMPARTMENT SHIELDING CONTAINER AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A handheld electronic device may include a portable housing and a shielding container within the portable housing. The shielding container may include a shielding frame and a shielding lid carried thereby. A printed circuit board may be within the shielding container. The shielding frame may include a planar base with at least one opening therein, a pair of opposing side walls integrally formed with the base and extending upwardly therefrom, and a pair of opposing end walls integrally formed with the base and extending upwardly therefrom. Also, the shielding frame may include at least one intermediate partition wall integrally formed with the base and extending upwardly therefrom to define a plurality of container compartments. The partition wall may also extend only partway between the opposing side walls to define at least one partition end gap therewith.06-11-2009
20100170074RAT TRAP - A method and a console for the installation of powered equipment (07-08-2010
20100170075Method of Manufacturing Multicolored Illuminator - A method of manufacturing a multicolored illuminator is disclosed. In an embodiment, a first transparent sheet (07-08-2010
20110258830INDOOR GREENHOUSE - Described herein is an indoor greenhouse that includes a rack unit, an outer layer that surrounds the rack unit and defines a greenhouse interior, at least one light surrounded by a light enclosure, a cooling system, and a ventilation system all disposed in the greenhouse interior. The ventilation system includes a fan, a filter and at least one duct that cooperate to exhaust air out of the exhaust vent opening. The rack unit includes a top, a bottom, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween. The outer layer includes a top, a bottom, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween that correspond to the similar portions of the rack unit. The outer layer also has intake and exhaust vent and light cooling openings defined therein. The cooling system includes at least one duct that cooperates with the light enclosure to define an air path between the intake and exhaust light cooling openings.10-27-2011
20110214277PRESS-THROUGH PACKAGE AND METHOD OF REMOVING MEDICATION FROM SAME - A press-through package for articles such as medicines which can reliably prevent a recipient from accidentally swallowing the whole package without opening it, including solid medicines M stored in a plurality of pockets of a base sheet one by one and the pockets sealed by a cover film having attached to the rear surface of the base sheet, wherein the entire package of the press-through package is made in a cylindrical form which cannot allow a recipient from accidentally swallowing and from which the medicines can be taken out easily.09-08-2011
20110214274DOOR INSTALLATION APPARATUS - An apparatus to assist with door installation, transport, and removal comprising a telescoping frame, padded guides extending outwardly from the frame and defining a gap of the width of a door, friction-reducing members, a step plate, and brakes. In a vertical orientation, a door may be slid into the apparatus. The guides can incorporate a clamp and a strap used to secure the door to the frame and permit selective pivoting between the vertical orientation to a horizontal orientation. The horizontal orientation facilitates ergonomic sawing when hinges are being applied to a held door; afterwards, the apparatus can be moved to a door jamb and changed to vertical orientation for positioning so the unattached sides of the hinges abut the jamb. A method of using the apparatus is also disclosed.09-08-2011
20110192006APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SECURING AND PROTECTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES - An apparatus and method for securing and protecting electronic devices, for example mobile phones, from impact. By utilizing a fastening device constructed of a flexible, stretchable or elastic material, an electronic device may be wrapped and secured in order to provide protection and prevent damage from impact. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention, for protecting an electronic device comprises, a body in the shape of a string allowing the body to create a loop around an electronic device to form a protective layer, a first fastening end at one end of the body for initiating said loop, and a second fastening end at the other end of the body to complete said loop.08-11-2011
20100101069VALVED SHEATH INTRODUCER FOR VENOUS CANNULATION - A valved sheath introducer for venous cannulation, including a valve, sheath, handle and cap. The valve is configured to permit safe introduction and removal of medical instruments through the sheath introducer. The valve may have one or more anchoring members and a thickened central portion through which a slit is formed. The central portion may have one or more concave surfaces and the slit can be angled with respect to the top surface of the valve. The cap is attached to the handle, compressing a portion of the valve therebetween.04-29-2010
20110197422CONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR LARGE RADIAL ADSORBERS - The invention relates to a method for assembling at least one radial adsorber including at least two concentric perforated grids, an upper base, a lower base, and a cylindrical collar with the same axis as said grids, characterised in that said perforated grids are assembled concentrically on the horizontal plane.08-18-2011
20110197420Method and Apparatus for Bearing Thrust Monitoring - A method and apparatus for bearing thrust monitoring allows measurable detection of tilt of a support bearing a roller which rotatably supports a rotating body. A tilt meter adapted to measurably detect a tilt of the support bearing is coupled to the support bearing, where the tilt is defined as an angular difference in bearing orientation between a first bearing position and a second subsequent bearing position that is cause by an axial thrust on the rotary body. Once tilt is detected, the bearing orientation of the support bearing can be adjusted to return the support bearing to substantially the first bearing position.08-18-2011
20120096700TUBULAR CONNECTOR - The invention relates to a connector (04-26-2012
20120096698SINGLE COMPONENT TWIST LOCK SOCKET CLIP - A twist lock socket clip employs a cam over member for engagement and locking of a socket for storage or transport. A post of the clip receives the socket bore thereover and upon twisting of the socket, a cam over member depresses from engagement with the walls of the socket bore, and upon continued twisting, the cam over member relaxes and secures the socket by interaction of the socket bore detent and corresponding members on cam over arms.04-26-2012
20100313406Traction stud mount and method of manufacture - A stud mount for detachably mounting a traction stud to a snowmobile track assembly including an endless drive belt having at least one laterally extending reinforcing rod embedded in the drive belt. At least one stud mount is secured about the reinforcing rod by way of a mounting head and is opened to the ground-engaging side of the track to receive a traction stud. One or more stabilizing arms project laterally from the mounting head and are adapted embedded in the endless drive belt to provide lateral stability to the stud mounts under torque load.12-16-2010
20120084961QUICK SECURE SHELVING - A shelving system includes a product, a base, a tray insert, a template, and a placement clip. The base has a top surface forming a receptacle and includes a hanger assembly for securing the base to a shelving unit. The tray insert is secured into the receptacle formed in the top surface of the base. The tray insert has a plurality of slots spaced along a length of the insert. The template is received over the tray insert to cover the insert. The template has openings through the tray insert to selectively expose a desired subset of slots. The placement clip is secured through one of the openings in the template into a pair of the desired subset of slots. The placement clip acts to secure the template to the tray insert and is adapted to maintain the product.04-12-2012
20110258827POI DISPLAYING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS UTILIZING THE METHOD - One embodiment of the present application discloses an POI displaying method for displaying information of at least one POI (point of interest) stored in a database on an electronic apparatus. The method comprises: (a) obtaining at least one POI according to a desired POI type; (b) obtaining at least one corresponding path according to the position of each obtained POI; (c) generating a POI gathering information of each corresponding path according to the at least one obtained POI; and (d) displaying the at least one corresponding path and the corresponding POI gathering information.10-27-2011
20120060344Side Mirror Protective Cover - A protective cover for automobile side view mirrors is disclosed and claimed. The cover protects the non-mirrored side from damage while providing an unobstructed view of the mirror to the vehicle operator. The cover is self-tightening, and an optional sinching element and retaining element may be included. A graphic may be provided on the back side of the cover, opposite the mirrored surface.03-15-2012
20100263190Centering Mandrel - A method and apparatus for aligning structures. In one advantageous embodiment, an apparatus comprises a tapered member and a plurality of segments. The tapered member has a first end and a second end, a diameter that increases from the first end to the second end, and the diameter has a first center. The each of the plurality of segments has an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the plurality of segments define a tapered channel capable of receiving the tapered member, wherein the outer surface has an outer diameter with a second center corresponding to the first center, and wherein movement of the plurality of segments to the second end increases the outer diameter with the second center remaining in around a same location.10-21-2010
20100263187Exhaust Gas Deflector and Shield - A shield for deflecting or shielding exhaust gas streams is described. The exhaust shield may comprise a shielding layer comprised of high density carbon foam. The exhaust shield may include an exhaust shield support layer affixed to the shielding layer. In some embodiments the exhaust shield support layer comprises carbon foam. If desired the exhaust shield may be comprised of more than one layer of high density carbon foam or carbon foam. The layers of carbon foam and high density carbon foam may be arranged sequentially through the thickness of the panel. The exhaust shield may be used to protect structures from exhaust gas streams such as those from engines or motors, including jet engines or rocket motors.10-21-2010
20120023730CONSTRUCTION STRUCTURES AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WAFER PROBE CARD ASSEMBLIES - Enhanced microfabricated spring contact structures and associated methods, e.g. such as for electrical contactors and interposers, comprise improvements to spring structures that extend from the substrate surface, and/or improvements to structures on or within the support substrate. Improved spring structures and processes comprise embodiments having selectively formed and etched, coated and/or plated regions, which are optionally further processed through planarization and/or annealment. Enhanced solder connections and associated processes provide a gap between substrates for componentry, and or improved manufacturing techniques using distributed spacers. Enhanced probe card assembly structures and processes provide improved planarization adjustment and thermal stability.02-02-2012
20120023729Woven fabric comprising weft wires - The invention relates to a woven fabric comprising warp threads or wires and comprising weft wires, wherein the woven fabric comprises an offset weft wire. The offset is particularly suitable for fastening objects separate from the woven fabric.02-02-2012
20120023727Tools For Manufacturing A Composite Panel, In Particular Of An Aircraft Fuselage - A tool equipment for manufacturing a panel in a composite material, in particular for an aircraft fuselage.02-02-2012
20120023725METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING ELONGATED COMPOSITE TUBULAR - A method and apparatus for forming an elongate tubular from a composite material. The composite material includes fibers and epoxy resin that are disposed around an elongated mandrel. The fibers are wound around the outer circumference of the mandrel and the epoxy resin may be applied to the fibers, before, during, or after, being wound onto the mandrel. A trough is provided that supports the mandrel between ends of the mandrel. An example trough includes a flexible membrane supported on its lateral ends to resemble a catenary.02-02-2012
20110107584COVER INSTALLATION TOOL - An installation tool may include an extension member, a body portion disposed on the extension member, and a plurality of fingers flexibly protruding from the body portion. The plurality of fingers are adapted to releasably engage a cover assembly. The plurality of fingers and the body portion cooperate to retain the cover assembly in a first direction and allow disengagement of the cover assembly in a second direction.05-12-2011
20120110822REDUCED-PRESSURE, COMPRESSION SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR USE ON BREAST TISSUE - A system uses reduced pressure to provide a therapeutic force to a person's breast area. The system includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the breast area, a releaseable circumferential connector for holding the dressing assembly against at least a portion of the breast area, and a sealing subsystem for providing a fluid seal over the dressing assembly against a person's epidermis. The system may further include a reduced-pressure subsystem for providing reduced pressure to the dressing assembly. When reduced pressure is supplied, the system generates a force against at least a portion of the breast area of the person. The dressing assembly may be formed as a brassiere having a first cup and a second cup formed from a bolster material.05-10-2012
20120110819STRUCTURE FOR TRANSPORTING, INSTALLING AND DISMANTLING A RIG DECK AND METHODS FOR TRANSPORTING, INSTALLING AND DISMANTLING THIS DECK - A structure for transporting, installing and dismantling a deck (05-10-2012
20120110818MACHINE FOR ROTATING A PART AND METHOD FOR DOING THE SAME - A machine for rotating a part includes a rotatable shaft having at least one first surface configured to form a first hydrostatic bearing between the first surface and a substantially cylindrical surface of a part rotationally mountable thereat such that the part rotates coaxially about the substantially cylindrical surface. The machine further includes a stationary fixture having at least one stationary surface having substantially a non-cylindrical shape that is positioned and configured to form a second hydrostatic bearing between the at least one stationary surface and a complementary surface on the part.05-10-2012
20120110817Portable Outdoor Cooking Device - A portable outdoor cooking device assembly can include a structural support member, the structural support member including a plurality of components that are coupled together to form the structural support member. The example assembly can include an anchoring pin coupled to the structural support, and a cooking surface assembly, and a vertical adjustment mechanism coupled to the structural support member and the cooking surface assembly, the vertical adjustment mechanism allowing the spatial position of the cooking surface assembly to be vertically modified. The example assembly also includes a heat plate includes a concave space into which at least a portion of the cooking surface assembly is positioned, a motor coupled to the cooking surface assembly to spin the cooking surface assembly, and a power source connected to the motor to supply power to the motor.05-10-2012
20120110816Engine Loading System - A method and apparatus for moving an engine. The engine may be moved in a cradle with respect to a location on an aircraft using a movement system associated with the cradle. A position of the cradle with respect to the movement system and the location on the aircraft may be changed using an adjustment system associated with the movement system. The engine may be connected to the location after changing the position of the cradle.05-10-2012
20120192400METHOD OF ATTACHING A REPAIR PLATFORM TO A WIND TURBINE - The method comprises positioning a first blade (08-02-2012
20100083479Flame Arrester Arrangement and Method of Incorporating Bore in a Flame Arrester Arrangement - In a flame arrester arrangement which is formed from two metal strips (04-08-2010
20090260212Method and Device for Inserting Inserts (Cores) into Female Molds of a Rotary Tableting Press - The invention relates to a method for inserting inserts (cores) into female molds of a rotary tableting press. The inserts are inserted individually into one female mold each of a rotating rotor of the rotary tableting press by separating the inserts from a nonspecific quantity by means of a feeder mechanism, feeding them to a core distributor and aligning them from there with the female molds in a precisely defined position and delivering the inserts to the female molds in this position.10-22-2009
20100088876Medical Tube Including an Inflatable Cuff Having a Notched Collar - A medical device may include a tubular body configured to communicate gas and an inflatable cuff coupled to the tubular body at least by a collar. The tubular body may include an opening. The collar may include a notch positioned relative to the opening in the tubular body such that a passageway extends through at least a portion of the notch and at least a portion of the opening.04-15-2010
20110192005Method of Making an Arrangement for Collecting or Emitting Light - Disclosed is a method of making an arrangement for collecting or emitting light. A flexible sheet of material serves as substrate for a plurality of light collecting or emitting devices mounted in spaced relation on the sheet. The sheet has thereon electrical leads for interconnection to each device. For each device, a respective light coupler is formed by (1) forming a plurality of reflectors on the sheet around the intended periphery of the respective device, by applying reflective material to selected areas of the sheet; (2) forming cut lines around selected edges of the plurality of reflectors; (3) forming fold lines associated with the reflectors; and (4) folding the reflectors and attached substrate away from the substrate portion on which the device is mounted, to form a coupler whose interior is reflective and that is substantially closed around a main axis of light propagation into or from the respective device.08-11-2011
20090260211 SOFT MEMBER MOUTING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method for mounting a soft member (10-22-2009
20090089994Method of enclosing an electronic circuit with a permanently enclosed enclosure - An enclosure method comprising a first enclosure portion and a second enclosure portion configured to mate with the first enclosure portion. A receptacle is provided on the first enclosure portion. The receptacle has a frangible wall portion accessible from an exterior of the first enclosure portion. The frangible wall portion is operable to be broken from outside the enclosure method. A protrusion is provided on the second enclosure portion and the protrusion is operable to be received in the receptacle. A first locking member is connected to the frangible wall portion to extend inside the receptacle and a second locking member is provided on the protrusion. The second locking member is configured to engage the first locking member such that separation of the first and second enclosure portions is prevented unless the frangible wall portion is deliberately broken.04-09-2009
20090089993MAKING FOOD SERVING TRAY ASSEMBLY HAVING DISPOSAL OPENING WITH DEEP SERVING WELLS - Making a food serving tray assembly includes molding a serving platter and a receptacle platter. The serving platter includes a disposal opening and serving wells for receiving food items. The receptacle platter and serving platter releasably couple to one another in a serving configuration and a transport configuration. An improvement includes the serving platter having an outer peripheral wall having a first height and dividing walls defining and separating the serving wells, each of the dividing walls being approximately equal to the first height. The peripheral wall of the receptacle platter has a third height and a bottom of the receptacle platter defines a plurality of dividers having a fourth height substantially less than the third height. When the serving platter is received within the receptacle platter, each of the dividers aligns with and engages a respective dividing wall such that two wells are isolated and seated off from one another.04-09-2009
20090276992METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RACEWAY MEMBER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VALVE TRAIN AND RACEWAY MEMBER - A method for manufacturing a raceway member, in which a hardness of a region to be plastically deformed is controllable in a stable manner and a sufficient rolling contact fatigue life is ensured by making a hardness of a region including a raceway surface sufficiently high, while suppressing increase in the manufacturing cost, includes a steel member preparation step, a heat treatment step, and a finishing step. The heat treatment step includes: a carbonitriding step, in which the steel member is heated to a carbonitriding temperature, which is a temperature not lower than A11-12-2009
20110167611Methods for Two-Piece End-Effectors of Robotic Surgical Tools - In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical tool having opposing jaws, the working element of the robotic surgical tool is made of a different material from the drive element of the robotic surgical tool. The two elements may be manufactured independently and assembled together at a later stage. The material comprising each element may thus have properties more appropriate to the function each element plays in the robotic surgical tool. For example, the metal selected to comprise the blade of a surgical scissor may be corrosion resistant and capable of being sharpened to a high degree.07-14-2011
20110167610Method of Constructing a Linear Drive Motor Assembly with a Core - A method of constructing a linear drive motor assembly is disclosed. In accordance with the method, a support plate and a platen with a plurality of teeth are provided. A honeycomb core comprising a commercially available, off-the-shelf honeycomb material is provided. The honeycomb core has a plurality of cells arranged in a planar array where the plurality of cells is defined by walls extending in planes substantially perpendicular to the planar array. The support plate is directly secured to one side of the planar array. The platen is secured directly to the other side of the planar array. A forcer having a motor stack is magnetically coupleable to the platen to form a linear drive motor.07-14-2011
20110167609METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A FRAME ASSEMBLY HAVING STILE AND RAIL TABS FOR COUPLING STILE AND RAIL MEMBERS TOGETHER - A method manufactures a frame assembly, which supports a fenestration article. The frame assembly includes a stile member having a stile tab. The frame assembly also includes a rail member coupled substantially transverse to the stile member. The rail member has a rail tab. The method comprises the step of inserting a portion of the stile member into an interior of the rail member such that the stile tab extends beyond the rail member. The method also comprises the step of inserting a portion the rail member into an interior of the stile member such that the rail tab extends beyond the stile member. The method further comprises the steps of bending the stile tab about the rail member to couple the stile member to the rail member and bending the rail tab about the stile member to couple the rail member to the stile member.07-14-2011
20110167608METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLY OF AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE BODY COMPONENTS - A method for fitting a vehicle body component to a body shell of a vehicle having at least one side wall includes the steps of gauging an actual position of a partial area of the side wall relative to a first coordinate axis of the vehicle, plotting a first reference point relative to the first coordinate axis on the basis of the gauged actual position, and mounting the vehicle body component at a designated position relative to the first reference point. The partial area may advantageously be a vehicle A-pillar, B-pillar, or C-pillar. The method affords a simpler and more cost-effective fitting of the vehicle body components. The method is also feasible in less mechanized production facilities.07-14-2011
20110167607Apparatus and Method for Insertion of Gaskets - A gasket insertion apparatus and method for inserting a fluid sealing gasket between the bolted connection flanges of adjacent underwater pipe line segments is provided. The gasket insertion apparatus includes of a flat frame having an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface. The inner peripheral surface of the frame has a plurality of angularly cut teeth. The gasket is mounted within the frame and is held in place by the plurality of angularly cut teeth. The gasket insertion apparatus has a handle with an open geometric ring-shaped grip that is configured so that the gasket insertion apparatus may be gripped by a manipulation arm of an underwater remotely operated vehicle and/or by a diver. The apparatus, with gasket attached, is brought to an underwater location and inserted between adjacent flanges of a bolted flange connection by a diver or an underwater remotely operated vehicle.07-14-2011
20110167606AIRCRAFT ENGINE INLET HAVING ZONE OF DEFORMATION - An inlet assembly for an aircraft engine nacelle includes an inner barrel, an outer barrel radially spaced from the inner barrel, and a rear support for supporting the outer barrel relative to the inner barrel. The rear support includes at least one radially extending stiffener and at least one energy absorber defining a zone of deformation adjacent the inner barrel. The rear support is deformable in the zone of deformation in response to forces applied during a fan blade-out event to prevent fracture of the rear support.07-14-2011
20090288283Correlated Magnetic Toy Parts and Method for Using the Correlated Magnetic Toy Parts - A toy is described herein that is made from correlated magnetic toy parts (e.g., toy building blocks) which have an ingenious coupling means that enable the correlated magnetic toy parts to be attached to or released from one another. The correlated magnetic toy parts could have many different shapes and can be attached to one another to form an abstract shaped toy or a predetermined shaped toy.11-26-2009
20090282668Method and device for assemblying torsion box structures for an aircraft - The method basically consists of mounting the spars (11-19-2009
20090288282Method of Making a Golf Club Head - A method of making a golf club head includes the steps of: preparing a head body formed with at least one cavity, and at least one flange protruding from the head body and proximate to the cavity; mounting a counterweight unit in the cavity; bending the flange toward the cavity and pressing the flange against the counterweight unit; joining the counterweight unit to the head body using a solder; and polishing the head body and the counterweight unit to remove excess of the flange and the solder.11-26-2009
20100281671KIT FOR MOUNTING A PLAT TV AND A METHOD FOR MOUNTING A FLAT TV USING SUCH A KIT - Kit for mounting a flat TV (11-11-2010
20110203099FLUID FILTER WITH AN ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE ON AN ENDPLATE OF THE FILTERING ELEMENT - A fluid filter includes a filter element having a filtering media disposed between two endplates. One endplate includes an open flow passage that allows a working fluid to flow into or out of the media during operation. The other endplate includes a connection structure. A cover houses the filter element, and has an opening that is an inlet or outlet in fluid communication with the opening of the one endplate. The cover includes another fill opening proximate the other endplate. A cap is connected to the connection structure of the other endplate to close the opening of the cover. The cover is retained between the cap and other endplate. Generally, the attachment configuration between the cap and the other endplate of the filter element helps ensure that the filter element with the correct micron rating is installed in a filtration system.08-25-2011
20110203096Horticulture light fixture having integrated lamp and ballast - A method for integrating at least one very high output (VHO) fluorescent lamp and at least one ballast within at least one fluorescent lamp fixture sealed from the growing environment is disclosed. The at least one ballast is secured within an upper fixture structure between a first cooling duct and a second cooling duct. At least one mid-plate reflector is mounted within the at least one upper fixture structure enclosing the at least one ballast thereby defining an upper chamber and a lower chamber. The at least one fluorescent lamp is installed in the lower chamber that is sealed from the growing environment by a transparent glass sheet, mounted to either or both the endplates or upper fixture structure. At least one fan is installed to the first cooling duct or the second cooling duct to provide the forced air cooling. The mid-plate reflector benefits from openings above the lamp location thereby providing a vent for heated air around the fluorescent lamp to rise up, away from the lamp, and out into the upper chamber where it is exhausted. The mid-plate reflector further benefits from being solid above the lamp ends or electrodes thereby retaining heat and improving lamp performance. At least one baffle located within the upper chamber directs cooling air provided by the fans through the mid-plate reflector to better cool the lamp, around the ballast to improve ballast cooling characteristics, or both.08-25-2011
20110203095Method of Configuring Hollow Helical Wheels and Their Cages - Method for configuring the constituent elements of hollow helical wheels or their cages, which is based on using geometrical figures whose centres serve as reference for constructing them and defining their areas. Values of angles, offsets of the centres, and pitches, make it possible to control all the constituent elements.08-25-2011
20090165280METHOD OF MAKING A TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS - A telescoping steering column assembly includes upper and lower jackets having inner and outer surfaces and telescoping ends, respectively, and two sleeves disposed therebetween and having an annular cavity defined within each of the sleeves to hold bearings therewithin. One bearing is connected to the outer jacket and the other bearing is connected to the inner jacket. A method of making the assembly includes the steps of disposing the inner jacket within the outer jacket followed by disposing the sleeves therebetween and injecting a plastic material therethrough to form bearings. The plastic material is extracted from one of the apertures in each of the jackets to provide a sliding engagement between one of the bearing and the inner jacket and another bearing and the outer jacket.07-02-2009
20100275427APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A method for assembling a liquid crystal display includes steps of disposing a liquid crystal panel and a backlight module and blowing an ionic flow into the space between the liquid crystal panel and the backlight module to clean the surfaces of them. In addition, the method can be proceeded by an apparatus for assembling the liquid crystal display. The apparatus comprises a fastening device, a hoist platform, and an ionic particle-removal device. The fastening device has several vacuum suckers used to attach the surface of a liquid crystal panel and the panel is held and fixed. The hoist platform is disposed vertically under the fastening device to carry a backlight module and thus to adjust the distance between the liquid crystal panel and the backlight module. The ionic particle-removal device, which is disposed at a lateral part of the hoist platform and the fastening device, is capable of blowing an ionic flow to remove the particles and electrostatic charges attached on the surface of the liquid crystal panel and the backlight module simultaneously during assembly.11-04-2010
20100275426Method of Erecting Collapsible Container For Air Shipment of Cargo - A collapsible cargo container (11-04-2010
20100275430GAS GENERATOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A gas generator that eliminates work for welding-fixing a holder to a housing and subjecting the holder to an excess processing, which can be easily manufactured at low cost, and a method for manufacturing the gas generator. The gas generator includes an approximately short cylindrical housing including a bottomed member and a lid member, gas generants arranged in the housing to generate a high-temperature gas by combustion, a filter arranged in an inner circumference part of the housing so as to surround the gas generants in a diameter direction of the housing, an igniter energized from the outside to ignite, and a holder to which the igniter is fixed and that is fixed to the bottomed member so that the igniter is arranged coaxially with the housing. At least one of the holder and the bottomed member is clamped, and pressed and deformed in an axial direction of a hole so that the holder is fixed to the bottomed member.11-04-2010
20100005642METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SHUTTER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SET OF TWO SERRATED BELTS - The present invention concerns a method for producing a shutter (01-14-2010
20120291258Process for Producing Nested Refuse Bags - A process for preparing a package of nested refuse bags includes the steps of (a) providing a continuous roll of connected bags, each bag having opposed open and closed ends when separated from the continuous roll of bags; (b) separating a first bag from the continuous roll of bags; (c) separating a next bag from the continuous roll; (d) opening the next bag's open end to present an opening larger than the closed end of an immediately proceeding bag; (e) moving the next bag open end over the immediately previously separated bag closed end until the next bag open end is substantially adjacent the immediately previously separated bag open end and the immediately previously separated bag is substantially nested in the next bag; and (f) returning to the step of separating a next bag until a predetermined number of bags have been separated from the continuous roll of bags.11-22-2012
20120291257METHOD OF USING A FASCIA VALANCE SYSTEM AS SIGNAGE - A method of using a fascia valance system as signage, wherein the aluminum fascia valance is designed to accommodate a fabric insert. The fabric insert may be printed upon with wording or an image, such as a company trademark, logo, or tagline, or an advertisement. The user of the fascia valance system may remove and replace the inserts to accommodate the user's signage needs.11-22-2012
20120291256METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DORSALLY CARRYING A DEVICE - Systems and methods for carrying an electronic device on a hand includes a base plate; a palm strap coupled to the base plate to secure the base plate to the hand; and a moveable plate coupled to the base plate through at least a horizontal hinge and a vertical hinge to position the mobile device in a horizontal landscape mode or a vertical portrait mode.11-22-2012
20100275429Method for Producing an Internal or External Part of an Opposed Track Joint - A method for producing an internal or external part of a torque-transmitting opposed track joint, such as a fixed constant velocity ball joint, in which approximately axially parallel extending track bases of the joint tracks have curvatures which deviate in their axial course from the curvatures of the ball contact lines. The method is characterized in that in a first step a perform with approximately axially parallel extending grooves having lateral flanks is produced, and in a second step the perform is formed into a final joint part whereby the lateral flanks of the grooves are just partially formed to achieve the ball contact lines.11-04-2010
20090038135Methods of manufacturing safety shields for medical needles and related manufacturing devices - A medical needle shield apparatus is manufactured by positioning a portion of a friction plate or clip on a medical needle and then further orienting the remaining portion so that the tolerance is optimized for resetting the clip on the medical needle.02-12-2009
20110197419Mower Suspension System and Method - In some embodiments, the present invention provides a mower including a frame having a front portion and a rear portion, at least one front wheel coupled to the front portion of the frame, and two drive wheels on substantially opposite sides of the rear portion of the frame. Each drive wheel is coupled to the frame by a first link pivotably coupled at one end to the front portion of the frame and at an opposite end to the drive wheel, and a second link pivotably coupled at one end to the rear portion of the frame and at an opposite end to the drive wheel. The mower also includes at least one spring positioned to bias the drive wheels in a downward direction. Each of the drive wheels are movable upward and downward relative to the frame.08-18-2011
20110005057Flush Mounted Assembly for Housing an Ambient Air Abnormal Condition Sensor Module - A flush mounted assembly for housing an electronic or electro-mechanical module which detects abnormal conditions and responds to the detection of such abnormal conditions. The assembly includes a base mounted in an opening in a structural member such as a wall, partition or ceiling. The base includes a peripheral wall defining a shallow cavity with an outer open face and an inner wall. A laterally outwardly projecting flange extends from the peripheral side wall of the base for flush engagement with the structural member. The shallow cavity of the base is dimensioned to receive the electronic or electro-mechanical module. A closure plate is provided for the open outer face of the base. The closure face has a periphery dimensioned to close the open outer face of the shallow cavity in the base leaving only a narrow gap between the closure plate periphery and the base periphery wall to allow ambient air to enter the shallow cavity of the base and interact with the module. The module is clamped in a frame which fits into the shallow cavity of the base. Releasably engageable connections are provided to attach the closure plate to the container. An electrical junction box receives the base and is held thereto by fasteners.01-13-2011
20100101071Method and Apparatus For An Agricultural Implement Seed Meter - A seed meter includes an input port configured to receive a supply of seeds and an output port configured to deliver the supply of seeds for dispensing to a planting area and a seed disk configured to receive the supply of seeds from the input port and deliver the supply of seeds to the output port at a substantially uniform rate. The seed disk has a seed side where seeds flow from the input port, and a vacuum side opposite the seed side. The seed meter further includes a first housing portion surrounding a first portion of the seed disk in a fixed relationship to direct the supply of seeds against the seed disk and a second housing portion. The second housing portion is configured to move between a first position extending to a second portion of the seed disk to operate in concert with the first housing portion to direct the supply of seeds against the seed disk and a second position providing access to at least a portion of the second portion of the seed disk including the lowest most portion of the seed disk.04-29-2010
20130212857Wall-Mounted Home Fitness Training Equipment - An overall fitness trainer and can be a wall mounted unit that can utilize clip resistance bands as well as other techniques. These bands generally clip on the unit and onto different handles, bars and attachments to perform exercises. The unit can have a removable/adjustable pull up bar, dip bar and seat. It also includes a spring loaded, pull pin carriage that moves freely up and down a vertical spine. This allows for easy adjustment of the carriage and allows the user to attach the bands at multiple angles, widths and levels. This in turn increases the number of exercises the user can perform on the unit. The unit can be attached to the wall with lag bolts into two or more studs.08-22-2013
20100281673METHOD FOR ATTENUATING DRIVELINE VIBRATIONS - A method for attenuating vibration in a driveline having a shaft assembly that transmits torque between first and second driveline components. The shaft assembly can have a hollow shaft member and at least one liner. The liner has a mass and a stiffness that are tuned such that the liner is a tuned resistive absorber for attenuating shell mode vibrations as well as at least one of a tuned reactive absorber for attenuating bending mode vibrations and a tuned reactive absorber for attenuating torsion mode vibrations. The tuned liner is inserted into the shaft member.11-11-2010
20090265911Assembly process for a vehicle and assembly equipment that implements such a process - An assembly process for a vehicle of substantial height, process in which at least one pit is implemented that is able to accommodate the vehicle, the latter being positioned on at least one removable floor platform able to raise the vehicle with respect to the bottom of the pit, the floor platform being positioned at the required height by means of positioning means.10-29-2009
20120174373STERILE ELECTRONICS BAG AND STERILE CLOSURE MECHANISM - A sterile bag for containing non-sterile objects includes: a body; a sealed first end; a second end forming a cuff and an opening to an internal portion of the bag when in a first position; a visible demarcation located circumferentially along the cuff dividing the bag into two sides; a closure mechanism located along the cuff on the proximal side of the visible demarcation such that when the second end is in a second position there is no cuff and the closure mechanism can be used to seal the bag with the visible demarcation sealed within the bag. In use, a first user with scrubbed hands may touch the bag only on one side of the visible demarcation and a second user with non-scrubbed hands may touch the bag only on the other side of the visible demarcation.07-12-2012
20100095510Tubing Attachment Tool and Methods of Using Same - In general, the present disclosure is directed to a tubing attachment tool. The tubing attachment tool includes first and second frames pivotally joined to one another such that the first and second frames can pivot to an open position and a closed position. Each of the first and second frames have a first handle end and a second end distal to the first handle end with each second end including a tubing grasping element. Each tubing grasping element includes a first curved surface and a second curved surface. When the first and second frames are in a closed position the first curved surfaces of the tubing grasping elements are aligned adjacent to one another and the second curved surfaces of the tubing grasping elements are aligned adjacent to one another such that the first curved surfaces define a first opening capable of housing an open end of tubing for attachment and the second curved surfaces define a second opening capable of grasping a portion of tubing inserted therebetween. The first opening is larger than the second opening.04-22-2010
20100095511METHOD FOR FABRICATING TRANSPORTATION PALLET - This invention has an object to provide a method for precisely fabricating transportation pallets readily adaptable to model change and other alterations. In the method for fabricating a transportation pallet according to the invention, in which jig mounting plates are fixed on a steel pallet base, projecting pieces having holes to which jigs are attached are provided on one longer side of the jig mounting plates at a predetermined interval, a positioning member is secured on the pallet base, the jig mounting plates are temporarily secured along the positioning member, and the jig mounting plates are welded to be fixed on the pallet base.04-22-2010
20090165278METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INSTALLING OPEN SEAL - A method of installing an open seal (07-02-2009
20080276439Methods and apparatus for application of nested zero waste ear to traveling web - The present invention provides a process wherein a rotary knife or die, with one or more cutting edges, turns against and in coordination with a corresponding cylinder to create preferably trapezoidal ears. Ear material is slit into two lanes, one for a left side of a diaper and the other for a right side of a diaper. Fastening tapes are applied to both the right and the left ear webs. The ear material is then die cut with a nested pattern on a synchronized vacuum anvil. The resulting discrete ear pieces however, due to the trapezoidal pattern of the ears, alternate between a correct orientation and an incorrect (reversed) orientation. The reversed ear is required to be rotated 180° into the correct orientation such that the ears and associated tape present a left ear and a right ear on the diaper.11-13-2008
20080276440Plate-shaped peeling member and method and apparatus of manufacturing same - A method for manufacturing a plate-shaped peeling member having a thin metal plate and a resin sheet adhered thereto by winding the resin sheet around a leading edge of the thin metal plate. The plate-shaped peeling member peels paper from a roller or a belt of an electrophotographic apparatus, with a leading edge of the thin metal plate in contact with or being adjacent to the roller or the belt. The method includes the steps of stacking an adhesive agent-applied resin sheet to one main surface of a thin metal plate without pulling both end portions of the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet in a longitudinal direction thereof, with an unstuck portion left on the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet in a widthwise direction thereof and with the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet being pressurized in a longitudinal direction thereof; temporarily sticking the unstuck portion left on the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet in the widthwise direction thereof to other main surface thereof by folding back the unstuck portion along a leading edge of the thin metal plate toward the other main surface thereof without pulling the both end portions of the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet in the longitudinal direction thereof; and fixing the temporarily unstuck portion of the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet to the other main surface of the thin metal plate, while the unstuck portion is being pressurized in the longitudinal direction of the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet from approximately a center of the adhesive agent-applied resin sheet in the longitudinal direction thereof.11-13-2008
20110203098METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION OF AN AIRCRAFT SEAT - A method of construction of an aircraft seat frame is disclosed. The method includes providing at least one flat graphite composite plate of uniform construction and thickness, two-dimensional cutting of all primary structural components of the frame from the at least one flat graphite composite plate to form a plurality of primary structural components of uniform construction and thickness, assembling the plurality of primary structural components of uniform construction into a seat frame. A seat frame for use in an aircraft having a floor and an armrest for an aircraft seat are further disclosed.08-25-2011
20110203100SPEEDY CONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR PENSTOCK OF LARGE SCALE HYDRAULIC TURBINE - A speedy construction method for the penstock of a large scale hydraulic turbine is provided. The construction sequence thereof is as follows: the spiral case of the hydraulic turbine is installed firstly, the upwards along the water flow direction, the penstock is arranged in turn from the intake section of the spiral case. The penstock is assembled and welded on a roll welding rack or on a penstock pallet car by use of segments so as to be installed rapidly.08-25-2011
20080282527Process for Producing an Object Having at Least Two Moving Parts - A process for producing an object having at least two component parts (11-20-2008
20120291260GROUND VIAS FOR ENHANCED PREAMP HEAT RELEASE IN HARD DISK DRIVES - Described is a preamp flex cable for use in a hard drive. The flex cable incorporates a stiffener layer operable to provide a mechanical support, an insulating layer provided over the stiffener layer and having at least one via provided therein to expose the stiffener layer, and at least one conductive layer provided over the insulating layer. The at least one conductive layer forms an electrical circuit and at least one heat removing element that extends through the via and establishes a contact with the stiffener layer. In one implementation, the heat removing element includes a rectangular plate having a recessed center portion and an edge portion. The recessed center portion protrudes through the at least one via in the insulating layer to mechanically couple with the stiffener. In another implementation, the heat removing element includes first portion and second rectangular portions. The first portion protrudes through the at least one via in the insulating layer to thermally couple with the stiffener and the second portion is disposed over the insulating layer, such that the second portion can be thermally coupled to the preamp.11-22-2012
20080289167METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING AND OPERATING ELECTRONIC DEVICE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS - A method for operating one or more electronic device manufacturing systems is provided, including the steps 1) performing a series of electronic device manufacturing process steps with a process tool, wherein the process tool produces effluent as a byproduct of performing the series of process steps; 2) abating the effluent with an abatement tool; 3) supplying an abatement resource to the abatement tool from a first abatement resource supply; 4) changing an abatement resource supply from the first abatement resource supply to a second abatement resource supply, wherein changing the abatement resource supply comprises: i) interrupting a flow of the abatement resource from the first abatement resource supply; and ii) beginning a flow of the abatement resource from the second abatement resource supply; and 5) continuing to perform the series of process steps with the process tool, while changing, and after changing, the abatement resource supply.11-27-2008
20130117986INSTALLATION FIXTURE FOR ELASTOMER BANDS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - A kit comprising an installation fixture, a plurality of mechanical fasteners and an embedding tool is provided which allows for an elastomer band to be disposed in a mounting groove around a semiconductor substrate support in a manner that relieves the internal stresses of the elastomer band, leading to an elastomer band with a longer operational lifetime. The installation fixture is secured to a substrate support with mechanical fasteners. An elastomer band is placed around an outer circumference of the installation fixture and rotated back and forth to relieve internal stresses of the elastomer band. The fixture is inverted and the elastomer band is slid vertically off the fixture and into the mounting groove. An embedding tool can be used to completely insert the elastomer band into the mounting groove.05-16-2013
20130117987System and Method for Using and Decorating a Belt Assembly - A belt assembly with perforations formed around the entire length of the belt assembly and with a fastening device that is configured to be moved with respect to selected proximate perforations to adjust the assembly. In addition, decorative clips can be to be inserted into perforations formed around the entire length of the belt assembly. Strips can also be attached to the belt assembly. The decorative clips comprise various shapes comprising stars, moons, dogs, letters, feet and hands.05-16-2013
20130117989Component placement device comprising a machine frame and at least two component pickup units, as well as a method for driving such a component placement device - A component placement device comprises a machine frame and at least two component pickup units which are movable relative to at least one subframe supported by a machine frame. Each component pickup unit is movable at least in a direction of movement. The component placement device comprises means for determining the magnitude of a counterforce to be exerted on the subframe substantially in the direction of movement, as well as at least one drive unit for exerting the counterforce determined by said means substantially in the direction of movement on the subframe for the purpose of at least partially counteracting the reactive force exerted on the subframe by at least one component pickup unit during movement of the component pickup unit in the direction of movement relative to the subframe.05-16-2013
20130117990METHOD OF FORMING INDUSTRIAL HOUSINGS - A method of forming a housing which includes roll forming a steel tube radially inwardly with a plurality of rollers each having a rolling axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tube, the rollers compressing the tube and forming reduced diameter portions and enlarged diameter portions. The method then includes cutting the tube perpendicular to the longitudinal axis generally midway through an enlarged diameter portion and a reduced diameter portion, forming a plurality of minor image preforms. Finally, the method includes cold working the preforms into the desired shape of the housing and increasing the strength of the steel at least 05-16-2013
20130117991SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SECURE A CIRCUIT BOARD - According to some embodiments, a device having a pliant portion may be utilized to secure a circuit board.05-16-2013
20130117992BARRIER LAYERS COMPRISING NI-INCLUSIVE ALLOYS AND/OR OTHER METALLIC ALLOYS, DOUBLE BARRIER LAYERS, COATED ARTICLES INCLUDING DOUBLE BARRIER LAYERS, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME - Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a Ni05-16-2013
20130117994Method for Installing a Profiled Extruded Section - The invention relates to a method for installing a profiled sealing section, a profiled edge protection section or similar profiled extruded section formed of an extruded material on a component of a motor vehicle, in which the extruded material (05-16-2013
20080282526Method of Machining Fibre Board - What is disclosed is a method of machining a fibreboard, wherein the fibreboard, which may have a non-uniform content of moisture, is cut into at least two fibreboard sections. The fibreboard sections are then provided with complementary matching orientation determining joining means along their lateral edges. A first type of orientation determining joining means is provided on a relatively dry lateral edge of a first fibreboard section, while a second type of orientation determining joining means is provided on a relatively moist lateral edge of a second fibreboard section.11-20-2008
20120291259MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODES - A modular light emitting diode (LED) mounting configuration is provided including a light source module having a plurality of pre-packaged LEDs arranged in a serial array. The module includes a heat conductive body portion adapted to conduct heat generated by the LEDs to an adjacent heat sink. As a result, the LEDs are able to be operated with a higher current than normally allowed. Thus, brightness and performance of the LEDs is increased without decreasing the life expectancy of the LEDs. The LED modules can be used in a variety of illumination applications employing one or more modules.11-22-2012
20080271301SEAL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A seal assembly and method for the manufacture thereof is provided. The seal assembly provides a dynamic fluid seal between a housing having a bore and a shaft having an outer running surface rotating within the bore. The seal assembly comprises a rigid carrier for supporting the seal assembly within the bore of the housing. A flexible member is mounted to the rigid carrier. The flexible member is formed from an elastomeric material that allows the flexible member to flex during use. A sealing element is retained by the flexible member about the outer running surface. The sealing element is formed from a non-polytetrafluoroethylene bearing grade plastic material having a hardness relatively greater than a hardness of the elastomeric material of the flexible member. The sealing element moves with the flexible member as the flexible member flexes. The sealing element extends along the outer running surface in a plurality of helically wound convolutions.11-06-2008
20090144958METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INTERCHANGEABLE TOOLS - A method of manufacturing an interchangeable fixture is disclosed, the method comprising the steps of making components of the fixture, selecting a reference component, the reference component having a constant geometric dimensional relationship with a system for controlling movements of a tool having a tool center point, making an intermediate assembly comprising the components of the fixture and the reference component, creating a first locating feature on the intermediate assembly and creating a second locating feature on a tool support relative to the tool center point, and assembling the tool support and the intermediate assembly such that the first locating feature and the second locating feature engage correspondingly.06-11-2009
20090144959Method for assembly of a direct injection fuel rail - A method for assembling a direct injection fuel rail of an internal combustion engine includes the steps of: designing a fuel distribution tube having a first radius, mating a fuel rail component having a second radius that is different from the first radius with the fuel distribution tube, forming at least one projection point where the fuel rail component contacts the fuel distribution tube, consuming the at least one projection point during a resistance welding process, and forming a temporary bond between the fuel rail component and the fuel distribution tube. By intentionally mismatching the radii of fuel rail components, projection points are created that can be consumed during a resistance welding process. As the projection points are consumed, a temporary bond is formed between the fuel distribution tube and the fuel rail component, and a braze joint gap is optimized, which enables formation of a high quality braze joint.06-11-2009
20090188097METHOD OF LAYERED FABRICATION - A method of creating a complex three-dimensional object by assembling a plurality of prefabricated elements in a predetermined arrangement and coupling the elements together into an integral three-dimensional object is disclosed.07-30-2009
20110203097STATOR LAMINATIONS FOR ROTARY ACTUATOR - A rotary actuator includes an outer enclosure having an inner diameter surrounding a hollow interior. A stack of stator laminations, each having a stator diameter greater than the inner diameter of the outer enclosure when in an unflexed state, are also included in the rotary actuator. Each of the stator laminations is configured to flex into a shape so as to be positionable within the outer enclosure and substantially conform to the inner diameter. The stator lamination thus forms a line-to-line fit with at least a portion of the outer enclosure to form an interface having a desirable reluctance.08-25-2011
20130212860Trellising Cross Arm - A trellis support system comprises a vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wall portions, the front portion comprising an aperture, the aperture comprising a first portion and a second portion adjacent the first portion, and a horizontal cross arm perpendicular to the vertical post comprising a front portion and first and second opposing side wail portions dimensioned to match the front and side wall portions of the post, the front portion comprising a tab member dimensioned to engage the first portion of the aperture and a lock member positioned adjacent the tab member and dimensioned to engage the second portion of the aperture.08-22-2013
20130212858Method for Connecting Components - A method for connecting components includes the acts of providing a first component, fixing the first component in a space, where the exact position of the first component in a space does not have to be known or is unknown, determining the exact position of the first component in a space by a position recognition device, which generates the position data that correspond to the position of the first component, attaching or producing at least one first fixing element on the first component by an electronically controlled device, which attaches or produces the at least one first fixing element in a specified position relative to the first component using the determined position data, and fixing a second component on the first component, where a second fixing element, which is provided on the second component, forms a detachable connection with the first fixing element.08-22-2013
20100139073METHOD OF PRODUCING GOLF CLUB WOOD HEAD USING FOLDED METAL STRIP OR SHEET - A method for forming a face component 06-10-2010
20090188098Multimen brachytherapy balloon catheter - The disclosure describes a device for asymmetrical irradiation of a body cavity or site, such as after removal of tissue, e.g. biopsy or lumpectomy. The device includes an elongated tubular shaft having an inner lumen and a tubular wall with a plurality of lumens extending within the wall which are configured for receiving a radiation source. The distal portion of the tubular shaft is cut into a plurality of longitudinally separated wall segments with a lumen extending within at least one of the wall segments. A support member is positioned within the separated wall segments to support and position the wall segments in a desired configuration for brachytherapy. An expandable member such as an inflatable balloon is mounted on the distal shaft portion about the separated wall segments wall which when inflated secures the distal shaft portion within a desired intracorporeal site for brachytherapy treatment.07-30-2009
20130212856METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A PART - A method of permanent assembly between at least a first part formed of a first material on the one hand, and at least a second part formed of a second material on the other hand which is configured to confine the first part in the permanent assembly.08-22-2013
20090183353Method of mounting an autonomous electronic device on to a crossbow - A method of mounting an autonomous electronic device onto a crossbow including the steps of attaching a scope mount ring to a scope on the crossbow; attaching a device mount to the scope mount ring; and securing an autonomous electronic device selected from a video camera and a range finder to the device mount.07-23-2009
20090139073Inlet filter for storm drain - Embodiments of a filtration device, kit and method related to filtration in storm water systems are disclosed. A filtering device generally includes a mat adapted to filter water flowing through an inlet. The mat may have a top with a mesh cover, a main filtering portion and a bottom. The main filtering portion is formed of randomly-aligned fibers and a binding agent which impart a porosity that allows water to flow through generally unimpeded while sediment is filtered by the mat. A filtration kit is provided which could include the mat or other filtering device, a plurality of attachment members and a plurality of disks which allow for securing of the attachment members. Filtration device and kit are generally easy to install and clean, durable, less expensive than competing systems, and reusable.06-04-2009
20090025197METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING A SCRUBBER BRUSH ON A MANDREL - In a first aspect, an apparatus is provided for forming a scrubber brush assembly. The apparatus includes a mandrel adapted to be inserted into a scrubber brush so as to form a scrubber brush assembly, the mandrel having: a first end; a second end; and one or more position guides adjacent at least one of the first and second ends and adapted to position a scrubber brush on the mandrel. Numerous other aspects are provided.01-29-2009
20090199386INSTALLATION METHOD AND INSTALLATION RECEPTACLE FOR CABRIOLET ROOFS - A method and tool for mass manufacturing convertible roofs having an outer shell, a frame and lateral linkage parts for supporting the outer shell, the outer shell including at least two outer shell parts is provided. The method includes the steps of providing an upper tool fixture and a lower tool fixture, aligning and assembling the frame and outer shell in the lower tool fixture such that the frame and outer shell are upside down, aligning and assembling connection members onto the frame part so the roof can fittingly engage the windshield frame when the roof is in a closed position, and lowering the lateral linkage parts onto the assembled frame and outer shell using the upper tool fixture.08-13-2009
20090199388Needle protection device with gauge specific color coding and method for manufacturing thereof - To enable a user to readily determine the gauge of the needle of a needle assembly that has a base and a needle protective housing pivotably attached thereto, the needle assembly is injection molded from a color coded molding material which color was preassigned to correspond to the gauge of the needle. As a result, both the base and the protective housing of the needle assembly have the same specific color, and reflect or provide an indication of the given gauge of the needle. The needle sheath that covers the needle prior to use may be made of a plastics material that may be clear, or have the same or a different color than that of the needle assembly. The gauge of the needle of a fixed needle syringe could also be ascertained by its color coded needle protective housing. Color coded markings that correspond to the gauge of the needle may also be printed onto the syringe barrel of the fixed needle syringe.08-13-2009
20090199385Parts conveying/mounting method, and its device - Mounting operation is efficiently performed by automatically conveying parts and assisting only an operation to mount the parts to a mounted body. A parts conveying/mounting device 08-13-2009
20110219602STRESS REDUCING INNER SLEEVE FOR TWIST BEAM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A method of manufacturing a twist beam axle assembly includes inserting a tubular sleeve within a twist tube, deforming a portion of the sleeve and the twist tube such that an outer surface of the sleeve engages an inner surface of the twist tube along at least a portion of the deformation, and fastening the sleeve to the twist tube.09-15-2011
20110219600METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING A SEAL - An apparatus and method are provided for installing a seal into a part. A main body of the apparatus has two wings, and a raised shoulder that extends along the main body and two wings. A bracket is attached to the main body, and has an internally threaded hole for engagement with a threaded knob. An installation member is attached to the main body, and includes an insertion wheel attached to a wheel carrier. The wheel carrier is configured to be slidably attached to the main body. The main body is mounted on a first portion of the part and the seal is at least partially installed in a second portion of the part, such that upon relative rotation between the first portion of the part and the second portion of the part the installation member installs the seal.09-15-2011
20120066883Method and Apparatus for Body-Worn Entertainment Devices - A light-weight toy is attached to a player via a near-invisible fixed-length tether, typically using a low-tack adhesive at the ends of the tether. In especially preferred embodiments, the toy has a mechanism that creates an appearance of plausible possibility of flight without actually providing sufficient lift and/or propulsion for flight. Imaginary flight is achieved by manual lifting and moving the toy via the tether. Thus, the tether forms an integral part of the imaginary play for the player and is not used as an implement of a ‘magic trick’ for an audience.03-22-2012
20090049672Method for fabricating transportation pallet - This invention has an object to provide a method for precisely fabricating transportation pallets readily adaptable to model change and other alterations. In the method for fabricating a transportation pallet according to the invention, in which jig mounting plates are fixed on a steel pallet base, projecting pieces having holes to which jigs are attached are provided on one longer side of the jig mounting plates at a predetermined interval, a positioning member is secured on the pallet base, the jig mounting plates are temporarily secured along the positioning member, and the jig mounting plates are welded to be fixed on the pallet base.02-26-2009
20080263848COILED TUBING WITH RETAINER FOR CONDUIT - Coiled tubing with secured wireline and a method for manufacturing same. A slickline held by a retainer is introduced to the coiled tubing manufacturing process by attaching the retainer and slickline to a metal plate, prior to the metal plate being welded into a tubular. The slickline is unaffected by the welding and heat treatment process or processes. To install wireline into the coiled tubing, the coiled tubing is unrolled from the reel, the wireline is attached to and end of the slickline and the other end of the slickline pulled to fish the wireline through the coiled tubing, resulting in wireline held within the retainer inside the coiled tubing. Alternatively, heat resistant wireline may be secured within the coiled tubing by attachment to the coiled tubing or held by a retainer.10-30-2008
20080263847Method for assembling flexible bus connector - A method for assembling a flexible bus connector is disclosed, which includes the following steps. The first is a preparing step. An insulative housing and a plurality of terminals are provided. The insulative housing defines an opening and a plurality of passageways, and forms an upper side wall, a lower side wall, and a rear wall corresponding to the opening. The second is an assembling step. Each terminal includes at least a contact portion, a support portion and a soldering portion. The contact portion and the support portion are located near the opening when assembled, and the soldering portion extending toward the rear wall of the insulative housing. The third is a positioning step. A lower end of the soldering portion is located on a position where the lower end is lower than an inner surface of the lower side wall of the insulative housing.10-30-2008
20090070981COMPONENT MOUNTING STRUCTURES - The present invention includes a mounting structure for mounting a component between a first member and a second member. According to the mounting structure, the component is first placed on a surface of the first member. Then, the second member is fitted with the component by a fitting device, so that the component is positioned relative to the second member. Thereafter, the component is fixed in position relative to the first member by a joint device.03-19-2009
20090070982METHOD OF PREPARING HONEYCOMB SEGMENT JOINED BODY - There is disclosed a method for preparing a honeycomb segment joined body in which a plurality of honeycomb segments are arranged in directions parallel to a first flat surface and a second flat surface of an installation reference jig to install the honeycomb segments in predetermined positions via a paste-like joining material on the installation reference jig by use of the installation reference jig having the first flat surface and the second flat surface forming a right angle therebetween, and then the joining material is dried and cured to join the plurality of honeycomb segments together. In the preparation method, in at least a part of a process of successively installing the plurality of honeycomb segments in the predetermined positions, when a new honeycomb segment is installed, at least a part of the installed honeycomb segments is pressurized and held in the predetermined positions so that the already installed honeycomb segments are not displaced.03-19-2009
20090183352Method of making a razor blade unit - A method of making a razor blade unit is provided. The method includes the steps of: providing a plastic base member; providing a plastic upper member, the plastic upper member having a first surface and an opening in the first surface; securing a shaving aid member to the first surface of the upper member, the shaving aid completely surrounding the opening; inserting at least one razor blade between the plastic base member and the plastic upper member; and securing the plastic base member to the plastic upper member creating a plastic body having the at least one razor blade disposed in the plastic body.07-23-2009
20110138599MOUNTING SYSTEM SUPPORTING SLIDABLE INSTALLATION OF A PLURALITY OF SOLAR PANELS AS A UNIT - A solar panel mounting system that supports field installation of solar panels. The system comprises a carrier for holding a plurality of individual solar panels together as a unit and an attachment structure on the carrier for mounting the carrier to a support structure. The support structure may comprise a plurality of spaced parallel rails. The carrier can be slidably mounted to the spaced parallel rails using the attachment structure provided on the carrier.06-16-2011
20110138598METHOD FOR SPLICING A BEND-OPTIMIZED OPTICAL FIBER - A method of splicing a bend-optimized optical fiber in which a mesh of nanometer-scale pockets is formed in the cladding of the fiber is provided. The method may include cleaving the fiber; heating a section of the fiber at a distance from an end of the fiber; allowing the fiber to cool; transmitting light through the fiber; and splicing the fiber by analyzing an image of the fiber. Alternatively, the method may include heating a section of the fiber; allowing the fiber to cool; cleaving the fiber through the section of the fiber that was heated; transmitting light through the fiber; and splicing the fiber by analyzing an image of the fiber.06-16-2011
20090199387Packaging and presentation of small hardware - A packaging arrangement for smoothly and conveniently providing small hardware items to an assembly line operator is described. The items are fastened onto a flexible band, lined up in the order in which they are to be installed on an article being assembled. The band is divided into equal segments defined by index marks, each segment containing the hardware items required for the assembly of one article. The items are fastened to the band off-line using securing features fashioned from the band itself in a manner and orientation by which each item can be plucked from the band with a tool that can grasp the item, pull it off the band, transport it to the article being assembled, and install it on the article without intermediate disengagement from the tool. The utilization of the band improves the productivity and reliability of manually assembled articles such as disk drives.08-13-2009
20110219603REPOSITIONABLE ENDOLUMINAL SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND ITS APPLICATIONS - An endoluminal support structure includes strut members interconnected by swivel joints to form a series of linked scissor mechanisms. The structure can be remotely actuated to compress or expand its shape by adjusting the scissor joints within a range of motion. In particular, the support structure can be repositioned within the body lumen or retrieved from the lumen. The support structure can be employed to introduce and support a prosthetic valve within a body lumen.09-15-2011
20090205188Intervertebral Prosthetic Disc With Metallic Core - A prosthetic disc for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes a core having upper and lower curved surfaces and upper and lower plates. At least one of the curved surfaces of the core is metallic, and in some embodiments the entire core is metallic. Each plate has an outer surface which engages a vertebra and a metallic inner curved surface which is shaped to slide over one of the curved surfaces of the core. In some embodiments, the center of rotation of the core is free to move relative to the upper and lower metallic plates. In some embodiments, one or more channels extend across one or both of the curved surfaces of the core for allowing passage of bodily fluid to promote lubrication between the core and at least one of the plates.08-20-2009
20090249606Automated assembly and welding of structures - A system for automated assembly and welding is disclosed. The system includes a pallet for receiving incoming workpieces; a workpiece holder having a plurality of electromagnets; a handling robot configured to transport incoming workpieces from the pallet to the workpiece holder; and a controller in communication with the workpiece holder and the handling robot. The controller is configured to determine an orientation of a workpiece positioned on the workpiece holder, and to selectively adjust an activation state of one or more electromagnets of the workpiece holder based upon the orientation of the workpiece. A method of assembling and welding workpieces is also disclosed.10-08-2009
20090249605METHOD OF MAKING A NEEDLE SHIELDING DEVICE - Methods of manufacturing a catheter introducer or needle assembly and needle shield are disclosed. A needle shield has a blocking object (preferably a ball) which moves from an non-shielding position to a shielding position. The catheter introducer is made by placing the blocking object into the shield and inserting the proximal end of the needle into the shield while the blocking object is in the shielding position. The catheter introducer is made using extruded polymeric tubes which may have coextruded reinforcing.10-08-2009
20090241318Laminate armor system for police vehicle - A method to protect a police officer receiving small arms fire utilizes a pliable armor sheet of interconnected, hinged, articulating panels. During construction of a police vehicle outwardly curving convex panel windows are utilized and made from tempered glass or from laminated glass including an outer convex surface, a first glass panel, a second glass panel, and a polymer sheet intermediate said first and second glass panels. The armor sheet is mounted in a dispensing unit housing in a wound configuration in said driver's side door for deployment therefrom at an angle canted inwardly toward said interior of said frame, to contact directly with said outer convex surface of a convex window in the driver's side door to form a canted convex small arms fire-resistant laminate comprising the armor sheet and the window in the driver's side door.10-01-2009
20090241317Method for Producing a Glass Pane - A method is described for producing a glass pane having at least one edge section delimiting the glass pane, for whose production the glass pane has been severed along the edge section with the aid of a severing procedure comprising a thermal energy introduction.10-01-2009
20090241316Method and Device For Installing Door Glass on Vehicle Door - A method of installing a door glass (10-01-2009
20090241319Footwear With A Bladder Type Stabilizer - Footwear including removable and replaceable outsole members may include: (a) an upper member; (b) a midsole member, having an exterior surface not designed for performance use in direct contact with the ground, fixedly engaged with the upper member; and (c) an outsole member designed for performance use in contact with the ground removably attached over at least a major portion of the midsole member. The outsole member may attach to the midsole member and/or upper member in a variety of different ways. In use, the wearer may select a specific set of outsole members to use at a given time depending, for example, on the type of play surface, temperature, and/or other conditions. Worn outsole members may be replaced without the expense involved in also replacing the remainder of the footwear.10-01-2009
20120192401System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty - A custom arthroplasty guide and a method of manufacturing such a guide are disclosed herein. The method of manufacturing the custom arthroplasty guide includes: a) generating medical imaging slices of the portion of the patient bone; b) identifying landmarks on bone boundaries in the medical imaging slices; c) providing model data including image data associated with a bone other than the patient bone; d) adjusting the model data to match the landmarks; e) using the adjusted model data to generate a three dimensional computer model of the portion of the patient bone; f) using the three dimensional computer model to generate design data associated with the custom arthroplasty guide; and g) using the design data in manufacturing the custom arthroplasty guide.08-02-2012
20120192398Process Gas Conduits Having Increased Usage Lifetime and Related Methods - The invention described here relates to a gas injector for use in a semiconductor etching process or other processes involving aggressive gases or gas plasmas, and more particularly to a gas injector and gas conduits having extended usage life, and exhibiting less etching and particle generation with usage.08-02-2012
20110138600Electro-optical Assembly Fabrication - A flip-chip bonder fabricates an optical assembly by horizontally positioning a flexible portion of a substrate including a waveguide with the waveguide exposed at one end edge of the substrate; bending a portion of the flexible substrate to place the waveguide exposed end in approximately a vertical position; vertically positioning a bond head containing an optical component upon the waveguide exposed substrate edge to optically mate the optical component with the exposed waveguide; and fixably mounting the optical component to the substrate edge.06-16-2011
20100146766HANDHELD COMPUTING DEVICE - A minimum Z height handheld electronic device and methods of assembly is described. The electronic device includes a single seamless housing having a front opening and a cover disposed within the front opening and attached to the seamless housing without a bezel.06-17-2010
20100146763Router base securing mechanism - The present invention is directed to a mechanism and method for providing above the table securing/unsecuring of a router motor housing. The mechanism of the present invention employs a mechanical connection included on a pivot member to couple with a wrench device extended through the tabletop. The mechanism permits a user to adjust or release the motor housing without having to reach under the table surface.06-17-2010
20100146764METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ONE-PIECE LC TYPE OPTICAL FIBER ADAPTER - The present invention generally relates to a method for manufacturing a one-piece LC type optical fiber adapter, more particularly to a method that is simpler and easier to assemble the LC type optical fiber adapter.06-17-2010
20100146765IV Catheter with In-Line Valve and Methods Related Thereto - Featured is a vascular access device such as an IV catheter device including a housing, a tubular member and a seal member, and a securing mechanism. The housing includes a proximal and distal portion and a chamber that extends between the proximal and distal portions. The tubular member is coupled to the housing distal portion so it is fluidly coupled to the chamber. The seal member is disposed within the chamber and the securing mechanism secures the seal member distal end to the housing proximal portion so the seal member is sealingly and compressibly retained between a chamber proximal end and the securing mechanism. Such a seal member also is constituted so a portion of the seal member moves axially responsive to an axial force applied to the proximal end.06-17-2010
20100154190METHOD OF MAKING A COMPOSITE DEVICE - A method of making a composite device, includes providing a first part including a first set of components at a first pitch; along with providing a second part including a second set of components at a second pitch, different from the first pitch. The first part is fastened to the second part to make a composite device. The composite device includes a subset of the first set of components that are substantially aligned to a subset of the second set of components to form a corresponding subset of substantially aligned composite components.06-24-2010
20100154192WORK HOLDING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING UP ASSEMBLY - A work holding apparatus, which can be set up at low cost, for an assembly configured by stacking a plurality of components. A holding apparatus includes plurality of cylindrical collets arranged in a row; a plurality of cylindrical pieces arranged between the collets; and a pressurizing apparatus, which is inserted into the collets and the pieces and applies pressure to sandwich the collets and the pieces from the both end sides. The outer diameter of the piece is larger than the inner diameter of the collet at the center, becomes smaller toward the both ends from the center, and is smaller than the inner diameter of the collet at the both ends.06-24-2010
20130212861Method and Device for Locking a Support Ring to a Scaffolding Column - A method and device for locking of a support ring (08-22-2013
20110173795Removable extension for a retaining ring - A retaining ring includes: a resilient material forming a loop comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the loop has a notch through a portion of a thickness of the material; a removable extension at the second end extending from the notch, wherein the removable extension is configured to break away from the first end at the notch with an applied force to the removable extension.07-21-2011
20100162552Ball and Socket Trajectory Guide - An alignment device and method is provided. Higher precision is achieved when fixing an orientation of an insertion axis using alignment devices shown. A symmetric clamping force is provided that reduces or eliminates unwanted displacement after the desired orientation is obtained. Another feature includes increased flexibility to use a variety of primary medical devices. Another feature includes a standoff feature that reduces tissue damage. Another feature includes an orienting fixture for image guided procedures.07-01-2010
20100162551Method for Assembling Heat Sink - A method for assembling a heat sink with radial fins is disclosed. The heat sink includes a thermo-conductive base and a fin set. The base is provided with a plurality of troughs and guiding grooves. Each guiding groove is located between two adjacent troughs. The fin set is composed of a plurality of fins. The method provides a mold having a star shaped inner space and edges. The heat sink is compressed into the inner space and the guiding grooves are inserted by the edges to make the troughs deformed. The fins are firm pinched by deformed troughs.07-01-2010
20120266442FIXTURE FOR SHAPE-SENSING OPTICAL FIBER IN A KINEMATIC CHAIN - A first link and a second link are articulated relative to each other via a joint coupled between the first and second links. A shape-sensing optical fiber is used to sense a position of the first link and the second link relative to each other. The fiber passes through a channel having an opening defining a lip and extending from the first link toward the joint. The lip has a curved surface that begins substantially tangent to a wall of the channel, and during bending of the optical fiber, the optical fiber is positioned tangent to the curved surface of the lip.10-25-2012
20120266439METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPONENT WITH AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT ARRANGED IN THE COMPONENT - A method for manufacturing a component having at least one element configured in the component, in particular at least one conduit, conduit unit, or supporting element configured within an aerodynamic rib, the component having an element leadthrough for leading through the at least one element, the method including the following step: building up in layers of the component including the element leadthrough, together with the at least one element in a generative production process.10-25-2012
20120266437SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING PRODUCTS ON A SHELF - A product display unit for a displaying a plurality of products thereon is disclosed. The product display unit comprises a bottom member, a first rib, a second rib and a top member. The bottom member is configured to be positioned on a first product-supporting shelf. The first rib projects upwardly from the product-supporting surface and extends longitudinally along the bottom member. The second rib projects upwardly from the product-supporting surface and extends longitudinally along the bottom member, such that a distance is defined between the first rib and the second rib. The top member is disposed in juxtaposed relation with the bottom member and is configured for suspension from a second product-supporting shelf. The distance between the first rib and the second rib is dimensioned to be less than the widest portion of a product configured to be supported by the bottom member.10-25-2012
20120266434METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROTECTING FLEXIBLE (FLEX) CIRCUITS OF OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULES FROM BEING DAMAGED DURING MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY OF THE MODULES - Methods and apparatuses are provided for preventing flex circuits of optical transceiver modules from being damaged during the process of manufacturing and assembling the optical transceiver modules. Preventing the flex circuits from being damaged during the manufacture and assembly processes increases yield and decreases costs. In addition, the methods and apparatuses that are used to prevent the flex circuits from being damaged also allow the processes of forming the mechanical bends and inserting the modules into their respective housings to be automated. Automating these processes further increases yield and decreases costs.10-25-2012
20100257717Vapour barrier collar, method for producing a vapour barrier collar, tool for use in mounting a vapour barrier collar and method for mounting a vapour barrier collar - The invention relates to a vapour barrier collar (10-14-2010
20120102710ASSEMBLY SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING FURNITURE ELEMENTS - The present invention relates to a system for assembling a piece of furniture. The system comprises an elongated track element including a recessed bottom wall having a plurality of equidistantly spaced apart indentations and opposite front flanges defining there between a channel. The system further includes a fitting element having a main portion defining a front surface and opposite rear surface, an arresting pin extending from the rear surface, and a transversal bar extending parallel with the front and rear surfaces. The fitting element is arrested relative to the elongated track element in a three-step operation. The first step involving positioning the fitting element in front of the channel and introducing the transversal bar into the channel. The second step involves rotating the fitting element while maintaining the transversal bar within the channel. The third step involves receiving the arresting pin within a single indentation of the bottom wall.05-03-2012
20120102709HELICOPTER DRIP PAN - A drip pan apparatus for a “M” model BLACK HAWK® helicopter and the like includes an expanded corner structure for accommodating an access port also positioned further outwardly in the corner than in prior drip pan apparatuses, facilitating filter viewing while retaining peripheral o-ring seal. An expanded corner of the airframe skirt is accommodated by the expanded corresponding corner of a frame, which also defines a small radius internal curve. The removable pan has a small radius curve cooperating with the small radius curve of the frame and is sealed thereto by the peripheral o-ring seal sealing the entire pan to the frame. Physical access to the filter is enhanced.05-03-2012
20120102708MODULAR VASCULAR PROSTHESIS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention relates a vascular prosthesis and related assembly methods that includes a plurality of modular segments inter-engaged by flexible, and preferably lockable, inter-engageable elements forming joints or other connector areas. The segments may have a number of different mechanical properties and may be assembled by the clinician, through mechanical or chemical joining, to customize the prosthesis for a specific patient or application.05-03-2012
20120102707METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SHADE OF A BLIND - A method for manufacturing a shade of a blind includes the steps of providing a plurality of blades; positioning a pairing unit at at least two ends of each of the blades, wherein at least a side of each of the blades has a pattern portion; and coupling the blades together in an end-to-end manner by the pairing units to form the shade of the blind. Accordingly, not only can the blades be combined or disconnected from each other by pairing units to thereby assemble or disassemble the shade as needed but the blind is also advantageously characterized by ease of assembly, ease of disassembly, and enhanced variability, practicability, and artistic beauty.05-03-2012
20120102706Methods of Making Filter Apparatus and Fabricating a Porous Ceramic Article - Methods of making a filter apparatus includes the step of creating a filter stack by axially spacing the porous ceramic plates from one another with a plurality of compliant spacers. In another example, the method includes the step of firing the first filter stack to sinter bond the first plurality of porous ceramic plates together with a first spacing element. In another example, the plurality of plates comprise a composition including catalyst particles and a binder material and the plates are fired to form porous plates without sintering a substantial amount of the catalyst particles. Methods of fabricating a porous ceramic article also include providing a porous substrate with a first material composition including mullite and infiltrating the pores of the substrate with a second material composition including cordierite. The method further includes the step of firing the first composition and the second composition to form the porous ceramic article.05-03-2012
20120102705METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER - A method of assembling a multifunction printer, the method includes providing a printing apparatus for printing on recording media, the printing apparatus including a printer chassis having a support feature for holding a component of the printing apparatus; mounting the component of the printing apparatus onto the support feature; providing a scanning apparatus for converting an image into digitized data, the scanning apparatus including a securing feature; and affixing the scanning apparatus to the printer chassis such that the securing feature of the scanning apparatus constrains a position of the component of the printing apparatus relative to the support feature of the printer chassis.05-03-2012
20100180422Vaginal delineating device - A gynaecological instrument for delineating the fornix of the vagina during laparoscopic surgeries having a spring, which proximal end is affixed to a solid ring and the distal end is affixed to a base. The extension of the base can be inserted into the head of the Valtchev® Uterine Mobilizer and locked in place. The solid ring can be tilted in any direction, and can come closer to the base, allowing automatic adjustment for the angles of the fornix of the vagina and the cervical length.07-22-2010
20100186213HAND TOOL WITH AN EXTENDABLE PLUNGER - A hand tool having an elongated plunger assembly that is rotatably and movably disposed in a socket. The plunger assembly can be rotated between a first orientation and a second orientation as well as being moved between a first, withdrawn position and a second, extended position. The plunger assembly also has an upper notch and a lower notch on a front side and at least one generally flat lateral side. A fixed latch member extends across a portion of the socket and defines a narrow passage within the socket. The hand tool, preferably, includes a compression spring biasing the plunger assembly toward the extended position.07-29-2010
20100186212Harness Making Device and Method For The Production Of Cable Harnesses - A harness making device having at least two receiving sections, a pivoting gripping device, a cable preparation device, and a cable transfer. Each receiving section is utilized for receiving a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism, in each case, connects an end portion of a cable to a connector. The gripping device is located in a fixed position between the at least two receiving sections, and is constructed to guide the end portion of the cable to the connection mechanism. Additionally, a cable preparation device is positioned to prepare a cable loop with the cable. The cable transfer, which is constructed to receive the at least one cable from the cable preparation device, positions the cable to the pivoting gripping device.07-29-2010
20090313801Oral Care Implement and Method of Decorating - An oral care implement comprises a head and a body provided with a three-dimensional surface feature on the body that is generally undecorated. A cover is applied to the body and includes a decoration that is associated with the three-dimensional surface feature, such that the body, with the cover applied, appears to have a decorated three-dimensional surface feature.12-24-2009
20090077785Structure for attaching vibration insulating member - There is provided a structure of a vibration insulating member for firmly fixing the member between a fuel tank mounted on a vehicle body by means of a tank band and the vehicle body. The vibration insulating member includes an engaging protrusion that is fixed to a fixing hole that is made through the vehicle body in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the tank band is fastened.03-26-2009
20100192350DRAWER DISHWASHER INSTALLATION KIT ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to an installation kit assembly for convenient installation of a drawer dishwasher in a cavity of a kitchen worktop, such that the front of the dishwasher is directed out from the cavity, the cavity having at least one inner wall. The installation kit assembly comprises, at least one fixation means, having a first part and a second part, which are foldably interconnected, at least one first attachment means for attaching the first part of the at least one fixation means to the inner wall of said cavity, and at least one second attachment means for attaching the second part of the one fixation means to the front of said drawer dishwasher. The invention also relates to a drawer dishwasher comprising an installation kit and to a method for installing a drawer dishwasher.08-05-2010
20100192351METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ANNULAR WALL STRUCTURE - A method is provided for producing an annular wall structure, the method including the steps of feeding an elongated sheet in its longitudinal direction, plastically deforming a flat surface of the sheet so that a set recess pattern is formed in the elongated sheet during the feeding, and joining edges of a deformed individual sheet and/or edges.08-05-2010
20100242252METHOD FOR FASTENING A BAND-SHAPED SEAL ON A COMPONENT - A method for fastening a band-shaped seal on a component for sealing a cable lead-through, having several holding elements, each having a fastening bracket and a holding bracket with a free end. First of all, the seal is laid around the cable, then the free end of each holding element is bent around and arranged on the edge of the seal that faces away from the surface of the structural element. Then each holding element is fixed on the structural element.09-30-2010
20100212137Methods and devices for sealing toner opening ports of printer cartridges - There is provided a method of promoting adhesion of a printer cartridge seal to a printer cartridge. The method comprises providing a printer cartridge seal applicator having an applicator portion configured to apply pressure on a printer cartridge seal, an applicator body connected to the applicator portion, and a handle connected to the applicator body. The method further comprises positioning the printer cartridge seal applicator in between a toner supply roller and a printer cartridge surface defining a toner opening port. The method further comprises using the applicator portion to press the printer cartridge seal against the printer cartridge surface defining the toner opening port.08-26-2010
20100242251Hinged Fiber Optic Module Housing and Module and Methods of Manufacture and Assembly - Embodiments disclosed include fiber optic module housings used for fiber optic modules and methods for manufacture and assembly of same. The fiber optic module housings comprise at least one hinge to allow a component of the housing to be opened and closed to allow easy access to the fiber optic module housing and/or its internal chamber. The hinge may be a living hinge disposed within a single part to allow each side of the living hinge to be bent or folded. The hinge may be disposed on a panel configured to support one or more fiber optic components to allow the panel to be opened and closed about the module housing for access. The fiber optic module housing may also be entirely comprised of a single part employing the use of living hinges between foldable parts. In this manner, no sides or parts of the fiber optic module housing need be provided as separate parts.09-30-2010
20120192403METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT SOURCE - An apparatus for manufacturing a light source and a method therefor are provided that enables a high efficient light source to be manufactured even when an optical element whose characteristic significantly varies is used. After maintaining temperatures of a laser device and a wavelength conversion element at a temperature where an output of light emitted from each of the device and the element is equal to or greater than a predetermined rate of the maximum output, the laser device and the wavelength conversion element whose temperatures have been maintained are joined together so that the output of the light emitted from the wavelength conversion element is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.08-02-2012
20120192399PANEL CLAMP - A clamp includes an upper portion, lower portion, screw and nut. The upper portion may include first and second rectangular shaped members, a first projection extending from the first and second members, and a first central opening located between the first and second members. The lower portion may include third and fourth rectangular shaped members, a second projection extending from the third and fourth members, and a second central opening located between the third and fourth members. The screw may extend from the upper portion through the first and second central openings. The nut may be integrally connected to the lower portion and includes threads to receive corresponding threads from the screw. Lower surfaces of the first and second members and upper surfaces of the third and fourth members define an opening located adjacent the first and second projections in which a component to be clamped is placed.08-02-2012
20120137494DEVICE FOR FASTENING AN ELEMENT OF ELONGATE SHAPE TO A TURBINE ENGINE CASING - A device for fastening an element of elongate shape, such as an electrical harness or a duct, to a casing of a turbine engine. The device includes a tubular portion mounted around the element and secured to at least one tab for fastening to the casing, the tubular portion being made of a heat-shrink plastics material and configured to be heated to be shrunk onto the element.06-07-2012
20100242253WOVEN ARTICLES FROM SYNTHETIC SELF TWISTED YARNS - A woven panel is formed from at least one first polymer yarn and at least one second polymer yarn wherein the second polymer yarn has a core. The core yarns provide mechanical strength for the woven material in supporting the coreless yarns when used in load bearing articles such as the seat or back portions of an article of furniture.09-30-2010
20120137491Method of constructing an articulation Joint for steerable medical device - A method of constructing an articulation joint includes forming a metallic tube with a number of rings formed therein. Springs may be secured to the inside surface or outside surface of the rings to allow the joint to bend in directions transverse to the axis of the springs. A fixture may be used to hold the springs at the correct position within the tube and the springs may be urged toward the rings or vice versa to obtain a good bond between the springs and the rings.06-07-2012
20100251531DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATION AID10-07-2010
20120240378LOADER FOR IMPLANT DELIVERY TOOLS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - An apparatus includes a base portion, a first side portion, and a second side portion. The base portion, the first side portion, and the second side portion collectively define a cavity. The cavity is configured to receive a filament. The cavity is also configured to receive at least a portion of a delivery tool such that a coupling portion of the delivery tool is aligned with the filament. In some embodiments, the cavity includes a first end portion and a second end portion. The cavity is configured to receive the filament such that it extends from the first end portion of the cavity to the second end portion of the cavity. The cavity is configured to receive the at least a portion of a delivery tool such that the coupling portion of the delivery tool is disposed between the first end portion of the cavity and the second end portion of the cavity.09-27-2012
20120240377Method of Producing Cuff of Sphygmomanometer Having Automatic Cuff Winding Mechanism - In a method of producing a cuff of a sphygmomanometer having an automatic cuff winding mechanism, the cuff includes a band-shaped fluid bladder forming a cavity for inserting a user's arm therein, a shape maintenance member wound on the band-shaped fluid bladder, a band-shaped bag wound on the shape maintenance member, and a cylindrical elastic plate housed in the band-shaped bag. The method includes winding the band-shaped fluid bladder on an outer circumferential surface of a cylindrical jig having approximately the same outer diameter as the cavity of the band-shaped fluid bladder, winding the shape maintenance member on an outer circumferential surface of the band-shaped fluid bladder, winding the band-shaped bag on an outer circumferential surface of the shape maintenance member, removing the cylindrical jig from the band-shaped fluid bladder, and housing the cylindrical elastic plate inside the band-shaped bag.09-27-2012
20120240376SWAGE COLLAR WITH INTERNAL SEALING INSERT - A swage collar and an internal sealing insert form a swage collar assembly used in combination with a structural fastener to prevent leakage through a connection of workpieces fastened together by the structural fastener. The swage collar has a hollow, generally cylindrical main body portion with a main central bore, and a base portion with an internal shoulder formed in the main central bore so as to form a seal receiving guide. The shaft of the fastener typically includes a threaded section and an unthreaded section, and the internal sealing insert interfaces with the threaded section and the unthreaded section of the shaft of the pin. In an alternate embodiment, the internal sealing insert interfaces with the unthreaded section of shaft of the pin. The swage collar assembly is fitted over the fastener, a swaging tool is fitted over the swage collar assembly, and the swaging tool is forced over the swage collar assembly with sufficient force to cause plastic deformation in the swaging collar to force the swaging collar and internal sealing insert into engagement with the shaft of the fastener.09-27-2012
20100218359RESILIENT DEVICE - An intravaginal device has a working portion (e.g., intravaginal urinary incontinence device suppository, tampon) and an anchoring portion comprising at least one member extending beyond at least one end of the working portion to maintain the working portion in place during use.09-02-2010
20100000067Battery For A Power Tool With A Battery Pack Ejector - A power tool has a mechanism for ejecting a battery pack which includes a receiving frame which defines a cavity to receive a battery pack. A receiving member is adjacent the cavity. The receiving member meshes with a member on the battery pack to hold the battery pack in the cavity. A biasing member is in the cavity adjacent the receiving member. The biasing member ejects the battery pack from the ejecting mechanism. A member retains the biasing member in the cavity. The member guides a portion of the battery pack meshing with the receiving member into contact with the biasing member such that when the battery pack is locked onto the frame, the biasing member is in a compressed condition and when the battery pack is an unlocked position, the biasing member ejects the battery pack from the frame.01-07-2010
20100000066METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING DE-ICING MATTING AND A METAL SHIELD ON A STRUCTURE - Method for assembling de-icing matting (01-07-2010
20100000065PULL UP TREE SYSTEM - A pull up artificial tree system is adapted to change from a collapsed storage state to an expanded operable state. The pull up tree system includes a base system, a trunk, and a first tree assembly. The first tree assembly includes a top portion; a plurality of frame assemblies comprising a collar, a plurality of outwardly extending support braces, a perimeter, and branch assemblies; and a connection assembly. The collars are slidably disposed upon the trunk, such that they can be pulled upwardly. The pull up tree system can support a regularly arranged artificial tree and/or an inverted tree. In addition, the pull up tree system can be stored in a shell that is slidably disposable within a storage container.01-07-2010
20100000064Method for manufacturing a product dispensing canister - A method for manufacturing a canister from which product is to be dispensed by a dispensing system comprising a solid/gas arrangement in which the gas is adsorbed on to the solid under pressure and desorbed therefrom when the pressure is released the solid comprises an adsorbent for the gas, the container being sealed and having valve for dispensing the product. The method includes filling the canister with the gas by applying a pressure of gas to the adsorbent via an aperture in the canister and sealing the canister the size of the aperture and the applied pressure being controlled such that sufficient gas is allowed freely to contact the adsorbent and achieve a pre-determined pressure in the sealed canister.01-07-2010
20090019683Method for fastening an accessory to a plastic fuel tank - Method for fastening an accessory (01-22-2009
20110232066 Device and Method for Anchoring a Beam or a Bar Against an Element - The invention concerns an arrangement for anchoring a beam or a bar against an element for example a camera tripod and solves the problem of securing said beam or bar using only one hand. The mechanism comprises a screw-fit connection in the form of a locking or holder sleeve which locates a shaft or round tube and which has a locking ring at one end, the other end being externally threaded, cone-shaped and slit. This thread cooperates with an internal thread in a spherical, slit ring sleeve mounted inside a spherical cavity in one end of the object to which the shaft or tube is being secured. The other end of the object includes a means for securing it to a tripod or similar stand. The shaft or tube can be moved or adjusted in any direction and at any angle inside the sleeve, so long as the sleeve and its cone-shaped part are not screwed into the ring sleeve.09-29-2011
20090320266SIGN STAND WITH ROLLING BASE - A portable sign stand with wheels or rollers, an adjustable weighted base member, and a sign display member. The base member has one or more compartments so that liquid or solid ballast can be added to stabilize the sign stand in windy conditions. The upper and lower wall members of the otherwise hollow base member are joined together at one or more locations where the sign display member is connected to the base member. The base member can be made by blow molding techniques. Wheels are provided on one edge of the base member in order to allow the sign stand to be rolled and easily moved to different positions. Axle members secure the wheels to the base member. One or more resilient members can be used to connect the sign display member to the base member.12-31-2009
20090320267EXPANSION CARD CARRIER AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME - An expansion card carrier is disclosed, the expansion card carrier including a top portion for covering an expansion card, at least one side portion for supporting the top portion, and at least one pair of card guides for allowing an expansion card to slide along into the expansion card carrier. A method for assembling an expansion card carrier is also disclosed, the method including casting a panel including a top portion for covering an expansion card and at least one side portion for supporting the top portion, forming at least one side portion by deforming the panel, and attaching at least one pair of card guides inside the expansion card carrier for allowing an expansion card to slide along into the expansion card carrier.12-31-2009
20090320263METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANUFACTURING AN AXLE - A method for manufacturing an axle is provided. The method includes heating a billet at a heating station to a predetermined temperature, forging the heated billet at a forging station to form an axle, and machining the axle at a machining station to form a machined axle. A product is automatically transported to and from each station using a product transport system, wherein the product includes the billet, the axle and the machined axle.12-31-2009
20090320268Automated Assembly Device to Tolerate Blade Variation - An automated device facilitates the assembly a surgical instrument that includes a knife with a high aspect ratio. The automated device includes a fixture for restraining a subassembly of the surgical instrument that includes the knife. A blade grip on the device is movable relative to the fixture, and is configured to urge the knife into a restrained position in the subassembly suitable for the subsequent assembly of an additional instrument component. A grip actuator is provided to move the blade grip.12-31-2009
20090320265LOW COST OIL/GREASE SEPARATOR - A container for receiving and holding effluent water containing oil/grease to be removed has sectional covers. A main sectional cover supports a partially immersed rotatable disk; a drive on the main sectional cover rotates the disk; a trough on the main sectional cover straddles the disk; and a blade on the trough scrapes a side of the disk, to direct oil and grease from the disk along the scraper blade along the trough for collection in a storage container. Efficiencies of construction of the sectional covers, disk and a sensor probe are disclosed.12-31-2009
20120192402Method and device for mounting of wind turbine blades - A method for mounting a wind turbine blade to a wind turbine hub by use of a crane boom is provided. An orientation of the blade is kept substantially horizontal when the blade is lifted off the ground and mounted to the rotor hub. Control wires, which connect the blade via the crane boom to a winch arrangement, are used for keeping the blade orientation substantially horizontal in addition to at least one bearing wire for bearing the blade weight.08-02-2012
20090113690MODULAR COMFORT ASSEMBLY DIFFUSER BAG HAVING INTEGRAL AIR MOVER SUPPORT - A method of manufacturing a ventilation diffuser bag includes providing a perforated, occupant facing side of the diffuser bag and an air mover; molding a non-perforated, support facing side of the diffuser bag having an opening to allow air flow therethrough and including an integral air mover support, the air mover support including an endless sidewall extending from the opening for supporting the air mover, the endless sidewall including a retaining edge spaced from the non-perforated side for suspendably retaining the air mover, and a vibration dampening suspension portion; mounting the air mover in the air mover support such that the air mover engages the retaining edge; disposing an air permeable material adjacent the non-perforated side; and permanently connecting edges of the perforated, occupant facing side to edges of the non-perforated, support facing side such that the air permeable material is disposed between the perforated side and the non-perforated side.05-07-2009
20110072633ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR OFFICE FURNITURE - An article of furniture having a construction adapted to efficiently accommodate electrical components. The article of furniture includes a frame or chassis having support leg assemblies, and a beam connected to the support leg assemblies to which a channel is mounted. The support leg assemblies include work surface supports which support work surfaces at adjustable heights above the channel, and a gap between the work surfaces allows access to the electrical system within the channel. The electrical system is modular in design, and includes a series of components that may be connected to one another in a manner that the location of electrical outlet modules may be easily adjusted. The channel has a plurality of knock-out openings which may be selectively used for locating electrical outlets at any desired position along the channel.03-31-2011
20090038136WATER VALVE SNAP FIT RETENTION FOR A VACUUM BREAK - A method of coupling a valve assembly to a housing including the steps of orienting a channel and retaining the valve assembly. The orienting step including the orienting of the channel on the valve assembly to dual spring arms on the housing thereby directing a portion of the valve assembly to an opening in the housing. The retaining step including retaining the valve assembly to the housing by way of a biased latch.02-12-2009
20090106966ELASTIC BAND EXPANDER - An elastic band expander tool has a base plate and a cam plate rotatably secured to each other for rotation about an axis. The cam plate has three slots, each of which curves inwardly towards the axis at its outer end. The base plate has three expander bars moveably mounted on it, each of which has a finger extending therefrom and a cam pin for moving in an associated cam slot. When the cam plate is rotated on the base plate, the cam pins ride in the slots and move outwardly away from the axis. This movement causes the expander bars to move outwardly, thereby expanding an elastic band fitted about the fingers. When the cam pins reach the end of their respective cam slots, the tool locks in place, to provide hands-free operation.04-30-2009
20100293774Assembly for a Microstimulator - An electrode assembly includes an electrode electrically connected to a capacitor with a wire. An assembly carrier may be used to hold and secure at least the wire and capacitor during assembly. A method of assembly for attaching a wire to a capacitor and an electrode may include an assembly carrier for housing and securing the wire, capacitor, and electrode during assembly.11-25-2010
20100293772Method of manufacturing the backrest, seat-cushion and armrest of sofa by using bow-shaped springs - A method of manufacturing the backrest, seat-cushion and armrest of sofa using bow-shaped springs, includes such steps as continuously curving the steel wire to become S-shaped bands, curved top in the middle, and both sides with V-shaped surface and Z-shaped surface separately; parallel arranging the bow-shaped springs, fixing the both ends respectively in the both sides of the back or armrest of sofa, connecting them to the quadrangular steel wire frames, using straight wire to get the bow-shaped springs and quadrangular steel wire frames together in the middle, filling the bow-shaped springs with filler, and covering sofa with surficial fabrics.11-25-2010
20120030920METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MAGNETIC SYSTEM COMPRISING A POLE WHEEL - In the case of a method for production of a magnet system (02-09-2012
20100299903Angled Locating Apparatus - A method and apparatus for aligning a plurality of objects may be present. A locating pin may be positioned relative to secondary holes in a plurality of objects. The locating pin may comprise a segment with a cross section having a number of portions alternating between curved sections and angled sections and a surface. The locating pin may be inserted into the secondary holes. The number of portions of the surface corresponding to the angled sections may be configured to align the secondary holes in a desired direction to align the plurality of objects.12-02-2010
20100299901Powdered metal process tooling and method of assembly - A tool for use in a powder metal process is disclosed. The tool includes an upper tool and a lower tool. The upper and lower tools may include multiple members for each tool. The lower tool having a predetermined cross sectional profile that continuously expands outward from or near a center point of the lower tool. The lower tool is also secured within a press for the powder metal process via a fastening mechanism.12-02-2010
20100299904METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCREWING PISTONS OF SYRINGES - A method and apparatus for screwing pistons of syringes, each defined by a corresponding cylinder fluid-tightly sealed by a plug made of elastomeric material and a corresponding piston screwed into the plug itself, according to which each cylinder and corresponding piston are coaxially fed along a given path, and are respectively turned to screw the piston into the corresponding plug; the screwing of each piston into the corresponding plug being controlled by measuring either the value of a screwing torque or of a magnitude according to the screwing torque itself.12-02-2010
20100299902METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR JOINING TWO PARTS - The present application relates generally to method and apparatus for mechanically joining two parts such that the parts are movable in relation to each other.12-02-2010
20110126395Multiple Bias Surgical Fastener - A surgical fastener comprising a clip movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration and a biasing member contacting the clip and biasing the dip to its open configuration when the biasing member is actuated. The biasing member and clip both tend to assume the closed configuration when no external forces are applied to them. A needle may be releasably attached to the clip. Methods for making the fasteners are also disclosed, in which both the clip and the biasing member are set in the closed position.06-02-2011
20100319182DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING VEHICLE INSTRUMENT PANEL - A device for mounting a vehicle instrumental panel has an assist machine and work robots. The assist machine has instrument panel holding means for holding an instrument panel, conveys the instrument panel, and has an assist function for holding the weight of the instrument panel. The work robots have connection means removably connected to the instrument panel holding means and operate the instrument panel holding means to place the instrument panel in a vehicle interior.12-23-2010
20100319181DEVICE FOR PLACING HISTOLOGICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - The device for placing histological and biological samples encompasses a working area, a bin for cover glasses with a slot in the lower part, a cover glass pusher embodied in the form of a plate, the thickness of which is less than the thickness of the cover glass, a unit for placing the cover glass, which can be reciprocally displaced above the working area, and a press connected to the drive for reciprocally displacing the cover glass placing unit. This unit is embodied in the form of at least one spring-loaded, narrow plate or needle, the length of which exceeds the width of the pusher, and situated directly under the cover glass pusher in the same fastener. Said fastener is connected to the reciprocating motion drive in a direction perpendicular to the working area, wherein the reciprocating motion drive is a carriage. The carriage also accommodates guides for lowering and lifting the press. The press is embodied in the form of at least one elastic clamping element secured to the arm. The arm has a side stop placed in contact with the carriage guides.12-23-2010
20110000067METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC ELASTIC ROLLER - A method for manufacturing a low-cost electrophotographic elastic roller having a good dimensional precision is provided. In that method, in which both end parts of a shaft core body are gripped and fixed in a vertical direction, an inclination of a central axis is corrected, a circular coating head including a circular slit is used so that the shaft core body is moved in the direction, and a elastic layer material is ejected from the slit to be coated on the shaft core body, the method includes: a maximum deflection coordinate in a longitudinal direction of the shaft core body is detected with a central axis of the shaft core body as a base point coordinate before coating; a central position of the head is moved at constant from the base point to the maximum during coating, and the position is moved to the base point after the head has reached the maximum.01-06-2011
20110000066System and method for mounting lens in cells - This system and method for mounting lenses in lens cells a lens with an annular groove around its peripheral edge and a polygonal mounting clip formed from spring wire with at least two contiguous apexes and a non-contiguous apex such that it is biased towards closure. The mounting clip is nested in the annular groove, forcing the non-contiguous apex open. The lens is firmly held by the mounting clip and transversely extending mounting extensions at each apex are inserted into properly spaced wells in a face of a lens cell body to hold the lens in position over an aperture. An alignment chuck with a lens rest positionable with respect to a lens cell body rest is used to position the lens at the proper height above the lens cell body. The alignment chuck is then spun to align the lens optical axis with the alignment axis of the cell body. After this, the wells serve as reservoirs for a cement or other bonding materials to firmly affix the lens in its clip in perfect position with respect to the lens cell body.01-06-2011
20100180423FREEZE RESISTANT WATER FILTER - A freeze resistant filter cartridge assembly, includes a filter cartridge including a filter housing and a filter media and having at least one component selected from a list of components consisting of: the filter housing being formed of an increased elasticity polyolefin polymer having elongation and glass transition properties that allow for stretching of the housing during a freezing event rather than rupturing; a sleeve having a volume of air entrapped therein within and being disposed in the interior of the filter cartridge; and the filter housing formed of a conventional polyolefin having a wall thickness great enough to resist freeze induced expansion stresses. A method of forming a freeze resistant filter cartridge assembly is further included.07-22-2010
20100180420Vehicle taillight indicator - A vehicle taillight indicator which provides an easy way for a driver to check the taillights of his or her vehicle on a regular basis, from within the vehicle, is composed of an elongated V shaped housing with two V shaped end covers with attached mounting brackets and the edge opposite the V angle of each end cover curved to accommodate an elongated rectangular shaped convex reflector which is viewable in the side opposite the V shaped angle of the housing. The taillight indicator is fastened vertically to an object so that its convex reflector is observed in the rear view mirror or side view mirror of a vehicle. Each operating taillight of a vehicle is reflected as a vertical red line in the convex reflector. A vehicle with two operating taillights will reflect two parallel vertical red lines in the convex reflector of the taillight indicator.07-22-2010
20110030191Method of Manufacturing a Disposable Ejection Device - Method of manufacturing a device for ejecting a liquid or pasty product, characterized in that it comprises the following steps: drawing a product (02-10-2011
20120124803GYMNASTIC AUXILIARY APPARATUS FABRICATION METHOD - An environmentally friendly and adhesive-free gymnastic auxiliary apparatus fabrication method includes the step of preparing a soft covering layer and arranging it into a tube having a tubular accommodation space defined therein, the step of inserting a tubular first foam material into the tubular accommodation space of the tubular soft covering layer, and the step of inserting an elastic solid cylindrical second foam material into the axial center hole of the tubular first foam material to expand the tubular first foam material for enabling the tubular first foam material to be compacted in between the solid cylindrical second foam material and the soft covering layer subject to the effect of the tension of the tubular soft covering layer and the elasticity of the second foam material.05-24-2012
20130152366METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL UNIT - Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an optical unit, including a step of bringing two side face portions of a ceramic package into contact with two contact portions of a jig, a step of placing plural light-receiving and light-emitting elements in a predetermined region of the ceramic package with reference to the contact portions of the jig, and a step of connecting the plural light-receiving and light-emitting elements to a wiring line part formed in the ceramic package by using a bonding wire, wherein at least one of the plural light-receiving and light-emitting elements is placed between one of the two contact portions of the jig and another one of the plural light-receiving and light-emitting elements in the step of placing the plural light-receiving and light-emitting elements.06-20-2013
20110113612ENGINE FITTING AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING VEHICLES - A method of assembling vehicles is provided that includes providing a first engine with a first engine manifold having a first opening, and installing a first fitting in the first opening. A second engine is provided with a second engine manifold having a second opening, and a second fitting substantially identical to the first fitting is installed in the second opening. A seal portion of the first fitting is separated from a body portion of the first fitting at a weakened joint between the seal portion and the body portion. The body portion of the first fitting is then connected with a brake system on a first vehicle to enable vacuum assist of the brake system via a vacuum within the first engine manifold. The second engine is operated without separating a seal portion of the second fitting so that the second opening is plugged by the second fitting.05-19-2011
20110119894Method of Manufacturing An Orifice Holder Assembly - An orifice holder assembly provides a boss connected by at least one arm to a base having an outlet therethrough. The boss is provided below the outlet. A tube is inserted through the boss until a bead contacts a first boss surface and the tube end is then deflected to form a lip where the lip and the bead connects the tube to the boss. An orifice body is then inserted in the tube end.05-26-2011
20110119895Two-Piece Shipping Cap for a Seal - A seal shipping system includes a seal having an outer diameter surface and an inner sealing lip. A sleeve member having a cylindrical body and a radially extending flange extending from the cylindrical body engages the inner sealing lip. An annular collar surrounds the radially extending flange of the sleeve member and frictionally engages the outer diameter surface of the seal.05-26-2011
20110209327Securing Apparatus and Method - When securing a watthour meter to a meter box base, a meter sealing ring is typically used. A quick-fastening watthour meter retaining member is provided, in certain embodiment of the present invention, to reduce installation time and generally comprises a circular band, a connector housing member, and a receiver housing member. The connector housing member and a receiver housing member are preferably mounted to the terminus ends of the circular band. A portion of the connector housing member, comprising locking protrusions or “teeth”, is adapted to engage, with a ratchet-type action, in one example embodiment, and fasten into the receiver housing member, which contains, a pre-installed “padlock type” frangible sealing device in an example embodiment. Removal of the ring is accomplished by simply cutting, in one embodiment, and removing the frangible sealing device and allowing the housings to disengage from each other.09-01-2011
20110078887METHOD FOR COUPLING AN INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL AND ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTS - A method of connecting an intramedullary nail and a targeting and/or nailing instrument includes engaging a coupling element which has an axially parallel projection with an axially parallel recess on the hollow connection end of the nail. The engagement of the projection and recess fastens the nail under axial engagement on the connection end of the instrument in predefined rotational position on the instrument. A quick-fastener element engages in the connection end of the nail and has a first coupling element and the connection end of the nail has a second coupling element. The coupling elements are configured so that in a first rotational position relative to the axially parallel projection the instrument can be introduced into the connection end of the nail and in a second rotational position the coupling elements cooperate so that the nail is held axially fixedly on the instrument.04-07-2011
20110078886LOW-PROFILE SURFACE MOUNT FILTER - Embodiments of the present invention provide low-profile surface mount filters. One embodiment of the present invention includes a filter housing adapted to mount on a substrate block having a plurality of flow paths and a filter cavity defined therein. The filter cavity is defined to extend in a generally horizontal direction when the low-profile filter is in use. A first flow passage is defined to connect an inlet of the filter housing to a first section of the filter cavity and a second flow passage is defined to connect a second section of the filter cavity to an outlet of the filter housing. A filter assembly is disposed in the filter cavity and sealed to the surface of the filter cavity separating the filter cavity into adjacent sections including the first section of the filter cavity and second section of the filter cavity.04-07-2011
20100212136DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WEB - An adaptive assembly line for assembly of a continuous first web to a continuous or discontinuous second web. The assembly line includes a control device. The control devices includes a first camera arranged to take a first picture of the first web before assembly of the first web to the second web. The control device is arranged to use the first picture for determining the position of a first centre line in the first web. The control device is arranged to use the first picture for controlling the position of the first web and/or the second web so that the first centre line becomes aligned with a second centre line comprised in the second web during assembly of the first web to the second web.08-26-2010
20110239436Soil Shaping System For Precision Ground Engaging Implement - In an embodiment, an agricultural implement includes a frame configured to couple to a tool bar, a parallel linkage coupled to the frame and a ground engaging tool extending from a shank, where the shank is coupled to the parallel linkage. The agricultural implement also includes a packer wheel configured to control a depth of a valley opened in a soil region by the ground engaging tool and is configured to pack the soil region as the implement is towed through a field and a soil shaping assembly disposed between the ground engaging tool and the packer wheel, wherein the soil shaping assembly is configured to close the valley prior to packing by the packer wheel.10-06-2011
20110239435METHOD OF LIFTING A WIND TURBINE NACELLE - This invention relates to a method of lifting a wind turbine nacelle (10-06-2011
20110239434Device For Connecting A String Section With A Pulling Element Which Extends Through The String Section, and Method For Tensioning Of String Sections To Form A String - The invention relates to a device for connecting a string section to a pulling element which extends through the string section. The device includes a tilt lever support (10-06-2011
20100186211MEDICAL DEVICE AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING THE SAME - An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include indicia that facilitate attachment of the cuff relative to the tube to reduce manufacturing variability for such characteristics as rotational and length alignment. Such indicia may include protrusions that are formed in the wall of the cuff collars or may include visual indicators, e.g., calorimetric or shape-wise, indicators. Cuffs with improved attachment relative to the tube may have increased sealing performance.07-29-2010
20110209331METHODS OF BUILDING MODULAR CLIPPING PACKAGING APPARATUS - Packaging apparatus modules include a frame with a base adapted to reside on a support floor, the frame having opposing right and left hand frame sides and at least one lateral beam that extends therebetween, the right and left hand frame sides comprising respective upwardly extending frame portions which are configured to reside on opposing sides of a longitudinal product travel path having an axially extending centerline; and a clipper mechanism configured to selectively attach to either one of the right and left hand frame sides in a manner that positions the clipper mechanism at a substantially common operative full-clip location in the product travel path when mounted to either the right or left hand frame sides to thereby allow build options with selectable mounting orientations.09-01-2011
20110209326APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY CLEANING AND PAINTING OF LARGE SURFACES AND HIGH WALLS - A system for applying working equipment onto an external wall of a structure. One system comprises a suspended platform anchored to the structure, operably vertically moveable at a constant speed along the external wall; and a positioning system arranged to determine and control a predefined motion pattern of the working equipment relative to the suspended platform, the positioning system mounted on the suspended platform. The predefined motion pattern is selected such as to allow continuous and uniform application of the working equipment horizontally and vertically onto the external wall during the vertical movement of the suspended platform along the external wall. The predefined motion pattern comprises a diagonal movement comprising a vertical component and a horizontal component, wherein the vertical component is equal and opposed to the vertical movement of the suspended platform.09-01-2011
20090217503Method of Making a Filler Neck Housing Assembly - A method of making a filler neck housing assembly. A reinforcement bracket having a ring-shaped portion and a reinforcement flange is assembled to a housing panel that defines a recessed area inside a body outer panel. The reinforcement bracket includes door stop flanges and hinge attachment flanges to which a fuel door is attached by a hinge and hinge bracket.09-03-2009
20090217502Method for manufacturing a facemask structure - A method for manufacturing facemask structure includes following steps. A facemask with first folds is placed on a seat and a pressing body forces the facemask so as to form step-shaped structures. Then, two movable plates are used to form the step-shaped structures as second folds on the facemask. Thereby, the mask can be stretched both vertically and horizontally, in a way that the mask body becomes more three-dimensional, fitting more firmly to the contours of a wearer's face, and providing more comfort and convenience than the conventional facemasks.09-03-2009
20100037448ADJUSTABLE EMI BAFFLING APPARATUS FOR DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS - The present invention is directed to an apparatus for reducing and constraining EMI (electronic magnetic radiation) emissions without affecting the internals of data storage system components. A baffle is attached to the exterior of the housing of a data storage system component by baffle mounts. The baffle is operable between a closed position, where the baffle blocks EMI emitted by connectors on the data storage system component, and an open position, where the connectors are not blocked allowing for servicing and cable management. The baffle may comprise an EMI absorbing material and be tuned to meet specific EMI requirements. The baffle mounts offsets the baffle from the data storage system component and the baffle includes a number of holes to allow airflow. The adjustable EMI baffling apparatus does not interfere with other mounted components while the data storage system component is mounted in a cabinet.02-18-2010
20100037447DRAWER-TYPE DISHWASHER HAVING MODULAR SUPPORT BODY - A dishwasher includes a tub having a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls that collectively define a first washing chamber. The tub is supported in an outer, modular support body having first and second opposing side walls joined by a bottom wall, as well as a pair of upper frame members. In one embodiment of the invention, first and second support bodies are mounted one atop another to establish a dual drawer-type dishwasher, with the first and second support bodies being joined, preferably at a stepped interface region, by a plurality of brackets. The first and second support bodies are preferably aligned by arranging lugs formed on upper in-turned flanges on a lower support body within recesses formed in the bottom wall of the upper support body.02-18-2010
20100037446VARIABLE ORIFICE FOR PARTICULATE COAL CONDUIT - A simplified variable orifice for a conduit furnishing a stream of particulate coal to a burner for a turbine in an electrical utility plant. Two plates are installed across the conduit, one of them being fixed and the other being variable in angular position relative to the first. A lockable mechanism is provided externally of the conduit to manually adjust the degree of blocking and to indicate the position of the movable plate.02-18-2010
20100064496ASSEMBLING METHOD FOR METAL HONEYCOMB-SHAPED CATALYZER CARRIER AND ASSEMBLING APPARATUS FOR THE SAME - A method for assembling a metal honeycomb catalyzer carrier includes the steps of winding corrugated belt plate materials into a substantially cylindrical shape, forming a wound structure into a predetermined cylindrical shape with a die 03-18-2010
20100058572JUMP PIT FORM - A is provided for constructing a jump pit with a sand area. The form is constructed in sections. Each section has an inside wall and an outside wall. A support member is located between the outside wall and the inside wall. The sections are secured together onsite. Caps are mounted on the support members. The caps include an inclined surface which slops upwardly and away from the sand area forming the inclined surface. A cover over the sand area is supported by the inclined surface. Optionally, a chamber is located adjacent the outside wall. A grate covers the chamber and the grate is supported by a brace. A mat covers the grate. Openings in the grate and in the mat permit sand through them, thrown from the sand area to drop into the chamber.03-11-2010
20100071188WIRED DRILL PIPE HAVING CONDUCTIVE END CONNECTIONS - Apparatus and methods associated with wired drill pipe having conductive end connections are described. In one described example, an end connector for use with drill pipe includes a generally cylindrical body having an outer shoulder and an inner shoulder. In the described example, the outer shoulder is to engage a shoulder of a drill pipe to be coupled to the body to provide an electrically conductive connection between the body and the drill pipe, and the inner shoulder is to engage an end of the drill pipe. The example end connector also includes a generally cylindrical electrical connector rigidly coupled to the cylindrical body to form at least a portion of the inner shoulder. The generally cylindrical electrical connector is substantially electrically insulated from the cylindrical body and is to contact the end of the drill pipe to provide an electrically conductive connection between the electrical connector and the end of the drill pipe.03-25-2010
20100071189METHOD FOR PLACING HEADERS AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING METHOD - A method for placing headers in connection with the packing of paper, cardboard, pulp or equivalent web material reels, in which method, one multiaxis industrial robot (03-25-2010
20100064497Method and device for affixing a marking ribbon to a book or a brochure - A marking ribbon (03-18-2010
20100071190Method Of Assembling Print Media Transport Arrangement - A method of assembling a media transport arrangement of a printer is provided. The method includes positioning a roller so as to be supported at a first end by a support frame, positioning a ring bearing of a fixing plate about a second end of the roller, the fixing plate being separate from the support frame, and slidably engaging the fixing plate with the support frame so as to fix the fixing plate and the roller to the support frame. During the sliding engagement, the roller pivots about the first end due to the configuration of the ring bearing.03-25-2010
20110099791METHOD FOR PRODUCING A METALLIC PART COMPRISING INNER REINFORCEMENTS CONSISTING OF CERAMIC FIBERS - A method for producing a metallic part including inner reinforcements of ceramic fibers, according to which: at least one recess for an insert is machined in a metallic body having an upper surface; at least one insert of ceramic fibers in a metallic matrix is arranged in the recess; the insert is covered with a cover; the gap around the insert is placed under a vacuum and hermetically sealed; the entire metallic body with the cover is treated by hot isostatic compaction; and the treated assembly is machined to produce the part. The insert is rectilinear, and the recess for the insert in the metallic body forms a rectilinear groove, the cover being dimensioned so as to be able to placed on the insert in the recess after having been shrunk by cooling and to establish a tight fit in the groove by dilation such as to close the space.05-05-2011
20110099785Drug-eluting stent and delivery system with tapered stent in shoulder region - A drug-eluting stent delivery system for the treatment of edge restenosis in a blood vessel. The drug-eluting stent delivery system has a balloon disposed about at least a portion of a catheter, the balloon having a first end and a second end and a working length therebetween, the first end and the second end each including a tapered portion, each tapered portion being attached to the catheter, the balloon being inflatable from a collapsed configuration to an inflated configuration. A drug-eluting stent contacts a wall of the blood vessel to maintain the patency of the vessel. The drug-eluting stent has a first end and a second end, the first end and the second end each including a tapered portion, wherein the drug-eluting stent is disposed over the balloon such that at least a portion of the first end and the second end of the balloon are covered by the tapered drug-eluting stent. A method for making the same is also disclosed herein.05-05-2011
20110099787Bathtub Accessory Device and Method - Provided is bathtub accessory product and installation method. The bathtub accessory product is designed to be secured to a bathtub wall and have a universal end that permits the attachment of any number of bath accessories such as a grab bar or swivel seat. The bathtub accessory may be installed within the inner cavity of a bathtub to ensure a secure fit while also allowing ideal placement of a bath accessory for use by a bather.05-05-2011
20110072632Hydraulically Positioned Shaft Bearing Attachment Method - A mounting system is disclosed for mounting a bearing assembly or other mechanical element to a shaft. The mounting system uses a tapered sleeve mechanism to secure the bearing assembly on the shaft. Specifically, a pressure loaded piston drives the sleeve from a pre-assembled position to an initial position. The initial position is determined by monitoring the pressure applied to the piston. Once the initial position has been reached, a linear indicator is used to measure the axial sleeve movement from the initial position to a final position. The system remains in place after the bearing is installed on the shaft and facilitates removal of the bearing assembly from the shaft.03-31-2011
20110072630METHOD OF MANUFACTURE FOR A PLASTIC-CAPPED PANEL FASTENER - A captive panel fastener is manufactured by first overmolding a plastic cap around the head of a screw, the cap having a cylindrical plastic skirt extending downwardly beyond the base of the screw head and formed with a circular opening at the bottom. After a compression spring is placed around the shank of the screw, the screw is pressed against a top surface of a ferrule to a point where the capped-skirt extends downwardly below a ferrule flange. At that point, heat and pressure are applied radially inwardly around the periphery of the plastic skirt along its bottom edge until it is permanently deformed to a point where the bottom of the skirt is smaller in diameter than the ferrule flange. The screw is thereby captivated to the ferrule between extended and retracted positions.03-31-2011
20110099789CATHETER BALLOON DRUG ADHERENCE TECHNIQUES AND METHODS - Various methods for optimizing coating of medical devices, such as balloon catheters are disclosed. One method configures catheter balloon folds based on balloon diameter and volume. Other methods include using a specifically-sized protective sheath, using a vacuum, using pressure, pulling the balloon through a coating solution, using at least one spacer or a wick between at least one fold for metering a therapeutic coating into the folds of the balloon, placing an intermediate layer between the balloon and the therapeutic coating, placing a soluble film having a therapeutic agent around the catheter balloon or inside the folds, and any combination thereof. Balloon catheters and catheter balloons having a specific folding configuration, a specifically-sized protective sheath, an intermediate layer, or a soluble film are also disclosed.05-05-2011
20110099790MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SCATTERED RADIATION REMOVING GRID - The invention includes disposing guide slit plate mechanisms fixed relative to one another, namely, parallel to and spaced apart from one another by a prescribed distance; fitting metal foils, which serve as X-ray absorbing substance provided between the guide slit plate mechanisms, parallel to primary X-rays; inserting both ends of the metal foils into the guide slit plate mechanisms; inserting, when applying tension evenly, a rod, which is sheathed in an elastic body, into holes formed in the metal foils on the tip sides of the metal foils beyond the inserted portions; and adopting a structure that ensures that the cross sectional shape of the elastic body sheathing the rod has a sufficient wall thickness in a direction in which the elastic body is compressed when tension is generated, and thereby eliminating any difference in the tension even if a spring constant k that is determined during compression is small and the amounts of compression are different.05-05-2011
20110099786Embossed Cell Analyte Sensor and Methods of Manufacture - An analyte measurement system is provided having sensors with embossed test chamber channels. In one embodiment, the sensors are elongate test strips for in vitro testing, each test strip having a substrate, at least one electrode, an embossed channel in the electrode, and lidding tape covering at least a portion of the embossed channel. Methods of manufacture are also disclosed for filling the sensor channels with reagent, and for trimming the ends of the sensors to eliminate the need for a calibration code during use of the sensors with a meter.05-05-2011
20110099788FINAL ASSEMBLY MACHINE AND METHOD OF USE - A final assembly machine and method of using the final assembly machine for the sequential building and assembly of a passenger vehicle. The final assembly machine includes a frame, body support and lifting device for receiving, supporting and selectively and independently raising and lowering a vehicle body along a production assembly line while additional components are installed on the vehicle. Component carts may be removably attached to the assembly machines to provide the necessary components to be installed along the assembly line eliminating storage of build components next to the assembly lines. In one example, the final assembly machines may be independently powered, and guided along an assembly line through a plurality of build stations for increased efficiency and use of assembly plant resources.05-05-2011
20110067222STRIKER ASSEMBLY FOR USE WITH A FIREARM - A striker assembly for a firearm and a method of assembly the striker assembly is disclosed. The method includes providing a generally cylindrical body having a first distal end, a middle portion, and a second distal end, sliding a coaxial spring onto the middle portion from the second distal end toward the first distal end, sliding a spacer having a first side and a second side from the second distal end toward the first distal end, sliding a snap ring from the second distal end toward the first distal end, and sliding a cap over the second distal end of the body, the spacer, and the snap ring.03-24-2011
20110067219METAL PLATE MEMBER FIXATION DEVICE INSTALLATION METHOD - A metal plate member fixation device installation method includes the step of preparing a barrel, the step of bonding the barrel to one of two metal plate members to be affixed by a reflow soldering process, the step of providing a screw member and a cap and coupling the screw member and the cap tightly together, the step of preparing a spring member and sleeving the spring member onto the shank of the screw member and then inserting the screw member and the spring member into the barrel at the metal plate member, the step of axially slidably coupling the cap to the barrel to let the spring member be stopped between a step in the barrel and a part of the shoulder of the screw member, and the step of releasing the pressure from the cap to finish the installation.03-24-2011
20110067220METHOD OF TERMINATING A STRANDED SYNTHETIC FILAMENT CABLE - A method for straightening, constraining, cutting and terminating a multi-stranded, non-parallel cable. The cable filaments are aligned. A binder is then applied to the cable to maintain the alignment. The cable is then cut to a desired length. Each strand or group of strands is then placed in an individual termination. Each individual termination is then attached—either directly or through intermediate devices—to a collector.03-24-2011
20110056062Drainage element and apparatus and method for making same - The machine employs a forming collar to shape a continuous web of material longitudinally about a barrel with the longitudinal edges splayed outwardly and over each other. A sewing machine spaced radially from the barrel secures the longitudinal edges together to form a sleeve having an outwardly directed flap. In another embodiment, the machine employs two forming collars to shape a pair of webs about the barrel with outwardly splayed edges on two sides and two sewing machines to secure the edges together to form a pair of flaps. The seam(s) can be sewn at one of a plurality of spacings from the barrel to form a drainage line element of a different diameter from a standard diameter without need to adjust or replace other components of the fabricating machine.03-10-2011
20110056063RADIATION TOMOGRAPHY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing radiation tomography apparatus according to this invention includes a first spacer joining step of joining a spacer to a radiation detector, and a second spacer joining step of joining both the radiation detectors to each other via the spacer such that clearance between adjacent scintillators corresponds to integral multiples of an arrangement pitch of scintillation counter crystal. Accordingly, the scintillators provided in the radiation tomography apparatus of this invention are arranged more regularly, which achieves enhanced spatial resolution of the radiation tomography apparatus.03-10-2011
20110047774METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING A HEAT-INSULATED PIPE - During the manufacturing of heat-insulated pipes (03-03-2011
20110047775OPTICAL MEMBER JOINING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A processing speed of each mechanisms in a cutting section is controlled such that all polarizing films housed in a container in advance are used in a joining process and simultaneously a new container with polarizing films housed therein that are cut by a size of a liquid crystal panel is loaded from the cutting section. Here, a fracture included in the polarizing film is cut and removed in the cutting section while a delayed time due to this process is shortened by controlling at least a processing speed in a processing mechanism in a cutting mechanism among mechanisms provided in the cutting section and the joining section.03-03-2011
20110005056METHOD FOR ASSEMBLY OF A PART ON A SUPPORT - The present invention relates to a method for assembly of a hard part (01-13-2011
20110005058APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SWAGING NEEDLES - A method and apparatus for making armed sutures has a pair of opposed die assemblies that may be driven by actuating surfaces of a swaging machine to hold and swage a needle on a suture. The dies grip and confine the needle in the area of the suture receptacle. A pair of opposed swaging elements with offset stakes insert through passageways in the dies and impinge on the captured needle making a plurality of indentations in the needle barrel and gripping the suture in the suture receptacle. The indentations are offset and aligned generally in alternating peak-to-valley relationship, causing the suture receptacle and the contained suture to assume a serpentine configuration. The stakes and the resulting indentations can be dimensioned to result in a converging suture receptacle, which exhibits increasing shear force being exerted on the suture with increasing depth into the suture receptacle. The apparatus and method permit reliable suture-needle attachment over a larger range of tolerances, such that a single die setup can be used on a plurality of needle and suture materials. The resulting product exhibits a serpentine suture/needle attachment interface with reliable attachment and smooth outer dimensions.01-13-2011
20110005054ALIGNMENT OF MACHINE COMPONENTS WITHIN CASINGS - A method and device are provided to accurately align a machine component of generally circular cross-section within a surrounding machine casing that includes bottom and top halves of the casing. The bottom half and top half, in use, are bolted together at a split line occupying a horizontal plane. The component and the bottom half of the casing include complementary interdigitating members at three circumferentially spaced-apart locations, which include first and second locations at the split line on respective first and second horizontally opposed sides of the component, and a third location at bottom dead center. After lowering the component into the bottom half to engage the interdigitating members at the three locations, jacking apparatus is operated independently at each location to incrementally reposition the component within the bottom half. Shims are then inserted between the interdigitating members at the three locations to maintain the jacked position of the component.01-13-2011
20100263189Shoulder protection pad for ladders with hollows to accommodate rung ends and rivets - A shoulder pad or shoulder cushion that can be affixed to the outside face of any ladder rail, regardless of shape, size, length, or material. One face of the pad is made to allow for easy and quick permanent attachment to the rail by way of self-adhesive, double-stick tape or other adhesive that enables the installer to simply and quickly affix the pad to the ladder in a matter of just a few seconds. The same side is hollowed out, or routed out, to allow ladder rung protrusions, rivets, or rung attachment plates to remain recessed inside the shoulder pad without interference to the adhesive edges of the pad. The hollow may be formed by the protrusion pushing into a thin layer of soft material of lower resilience than an adhered thicker layer.10-21-2010
20110247192Mat for reducing the disturbance of particulate matter and liquids by wind - A mat for reducing the disturbance of particulate matter by wind, has a first layer of coarse mesh material, and a second layer of coarse mesh material. The first layer is held in a substantially fixed position relative to the second layer. The mat is particularly suitable for use as a helicopter landing mat, in conditions where dust, sand, snow, water or other particles or liquids might otherwise cause a disturbance resulting in loss of visibility, damage or wear to parts of the helicopter, and injury or damage to nearby people or equipment.10-13-2011
20110247191Method for making holders for cylindrical dispensing containers - A plurality of identical first parts comprise back, bottom and front wire members formed integrally in a generally U-shape. A plurality of second parts comprise identical flat plates for interconnecting a pair of the first parts. When interconnected by welding together a pair of the first and a pair of the second parts a CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER HOLDER is provided in a most economical method of manufacture.10-13-2011
20110146047Balanced head gimbal assembly for improved seeking performance - In a balanced head gimbal assembly for improved seeking performance, a slider having a magnetic head with a set of read elements to read data and a set of write elements to write data, an air-bearing surface, and a non-air-bearing surface is coupled to a suspension. The suspension includes a loadbeam, a flexure, and a balancing weight. The loadbeam is coupled to an actuator arm. The flexure, coupled to the loadbeam, has a window through which a dimple, coupled to the loadbeam, contacts a dimple contact point. The balancing weight, coupled to the flexure, has a configuration which permits alignment of a center of mass of the head gimbal assembly with the dimple contact point.06-23-2011
20100263188SHOWER ENCLOSURE DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY METHODS USING PREFABRICATED SHOWER BENCHES - Methods and apparatus for creating a shower or bath enclosure, in which, given a predetermined area in which to create the shower or bath, a given prefabricated water proof bath or shower floor module is too small to occupy the entire available enclosure space. The apparatus includes the use of one or more additional enclosure components, such as one or more shower benches, to occupy a space between an edge or edges of the floor module and the exterior boundary(ies) of the enclosure space. One of the disclosed methods includes the steps of: 10-21-2010
20110209329Fixture Accessories - Assembling a merchandising system includes placing a display fixture on a floor in a retail environment, where the display fixture includes a first end assembly supported on the floor, a second end assembly supported on the floor, a first cross-piece, and a second cross-piece, each of the first and second cross-pieces extending between the first and second end assemblies and substantially parallel to one another. A display fixture accessory is releasably secured to the display fixture and an accessory sheath is slid over the display fixture accessory by sliding an open bottom of the accessory sheath over the display fixture accessory until a top of the accessory sheath abuts a top of the display fixture accessory and the accessory sheath covers a substantial portion of the display fixture accessory. The accessory sheath includes a plurality of substantially horizontal bracket slots. A slot mountable bracket of a retail device is releasably secured into one of the bracket slots and a plurality of products are supported with the retail device.09-01-2011
20090000105Method of making a guide wire by using a heat mold device - In a method of making a guide wire 01-01-2009
20090000103MANUFACTURING CELL AND ELEMENTS OF THE CELL - A manufacturing cell has a plurality of stations arranged in two rows having a main aisle therebetween. Each of the plurality of stations has a station-aisle interface that provides an interaction area to the main aisle. The manufacturing cell also comprises a plurality of storage units that are located within the cell along the main aisle and a guided forklift truck that traverses the main aisle without requiring steering control of a stock handler operating the forklift truck within the main aisle to relocate containers from the storage units to designated station-aisle interfaces and to remove containers from the designated station-aisle interfaces when work is completed at the corresponding stations.01-01-2009
20110173797Method of Loosely Prefixing at Least Two Components That are to be Firmly Connected With One Another - A method of fixing, particularly loosely prefixing, at least two components that are to be firmly connected with one another, especially two body parts of a vehicle body that are to be firmly connected with one another, includes the steps of providing a first component on which at least one first form-locking element projecting from the first component is provided, providing a second component which has at least one second form-locking element that interacts with the first form-locking element of the first component, and loosely prefixing the two components by placing them together such that the form-locking elements interlock with one another. As a result, the components are held relative to one another at least in one direction. The at least one first form-locking element is a separate part that differs from the first component and that is connected with the first component only after the manufacture of the first component.07-21-2011
20110173796Refastenable Absorbent Article - An absorbent article is provided that comprises a front waist region, a back waist region, a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and the back waist region, a front waist end edge, a back waist end edge, a longitudinal axis extending from a mid-point of the front waist end edge to a mid-point of the back waist end edge, a first longitudinally extending side edge, a second longitudinally extending side edge, an exterior surface, an interior surface, a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the backsheet and the topsheet. A portion of the front waist region and a portion of the back waist region are joined in a surface to surface relationship to form a pant comprising a first permanent side edge seam and a laterally opposed second permanent side edge seam. The first and second permanent side edge seams define an initial waist opening circumference and a pair of leg openings. The absorbent article comprises a first fastening component comprising a first fastening surface and a first attachment surface. The first attachment surface is disposed on the interior surface or the exterior surface of the absorbent article in the front waist region. The absorbent article comprises a second fastening component comprising a second fastening surface. The second fastening component is disposed on or forms a portion of the same surface of the absorbent article on which the first attachment surface is disposed. The initial waist opening circumference formed by the first and second permanent side edge seams is configured to be opened. The first fastening surface and the second fastening surface are configured to be refastenably engaged and separated with each other.07-21-2011
20110173794MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ABSORBENT PRODUCTS AND MANUFACTURING DEVICE FOR ABSORBENT PRODUCTS - Provided is a manufacturing method for absorbent products that has a process for placing on connected rectangular flaps that are continuously conveyed on a flap line fastening members that are fastenable on both sides to prescribed areas near center line that is parallel to the MD-direction, a process for forming a cutable line along the center line that can divide the connected flaps in two, a process for forming flaps by cutting the connected flaps along the CD-direction on the flap line, and a process for placing the flaps on connected front torso-surrounding member or back torso-surrounding member or on the main body line so that center line is orthogonal to the MD-direction of the main body line.07-21-2011
20110154638Food tray - A food tray adapted to be removably located in a predetermined position in a compartment is provided having a tray body and a fixed movable stop member. The tray body includes a first end and a second end, a bottom and a sidewall structure defining a volume. The fixed movable stop member is located at one end of the tray body and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. When the tray is inserted in the compartment in the predetermined position, the fixed movable stop member is in the extended position and restrains further insertion of the tray into the compartment. A method of making a food tray in accordance with the invention is provided. Also provided is a method of storing food within a food tray to be contained in a pass-through compartment.06-30-2011
20080289168Mower suspension system and method - In some embodiments, the present invention provides a mower including a frame having a front portion and a rear portion, at least one front wheel coupled to the front portion of the frame, and two drive wheels on substantially opposite sides of the rear portion of the frame. Each drive wheel is coupled to the frame by a first link pivotably coupled at one end to the front portion of the frame and at an opposite end to the drive wheel, and a second link pivotably coupled at one end to the rear portion of the frame and at an opposite end to the drive wheel. The mower also includes at least one spring positioned to bias the drive wheels in a downward direction. Each of the drive wheels are movable upward and downward relative to the frame.11-27-2008
20110041310Method of Making a Composite Panel Having Subsonic Transverse Wave Speed Characteristics - A method of making a composite panel having subsonic transverse wave speed characteristics which has first and second sheets sandwiching a core with at least one of the sheets being attached to the core at first regions thereof and unattached to the core at second regions thereof.02-24-2011
20110041309METHOD OF INSTALLING TIRE ELECTRONICS IN A TIRE - A method of installing an electronic device in a tire comprises affixing an electronic device to a cellular insert member to create a sub-assembly, the insert member having an inward surface operably configured for attachment to an inward facing tire surface defining a tire cavity; and attaching the sub-assembly to the inward facing tire surface. The electronic device may be embedded into the cellular insert member between raised regions of the cellular insert member. The inward cavity facing tire surface is located at the tire centerline and the cellular insert member comprises an elongate foam strip dimensioned to attach to the inward facing tire surface along the tire centerline. The sub-assembly may be transported to the tire during an assembly sequence in a roll with the electronic device situated through the insert member in an accessible location proximate to a free end of the roll.02-24-2011
20110041308Erodible Spacer Dicing Blade Gang Assembly - A ganged saw blade assembly for dicing of wafers includes a plurality of circular saw blades positioned along a common central axis and erodible pitch spacers positioned along the common central axis between adjacent saw blades. The pitch spacers are eroded to a desired diameter relative to the common central axis to maintain a desired saw exposure, e.g. by sawing into an abrasive material with the saw blade assembly. The saw blade assembly thus permits use of the saw blades over longer periods notwithstanding erosion of the blades.02-24-2011
20120030922FIBRE PLACEMENT TOOL - A fibre placement tool comprising a plurality of tool segments, each tool segment having an outer surface defining a predetermined profile, each tool segment being removably mounted on at least one elongate shaft.02-09-2012
20120030921DEVICE FOR CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL FUNCTIONAL DEVICE TO AN ARRANGEMENT, ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING THE DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CONNECTING - The present invention relates to a device for connecting at least one external functional device to an arrangement, wherein the device includes at least one first contact portion and at least one second contact portion for receiving the external functional device between the first contact portion and the second contact portion, and at least the first contact portion or the second contact portion is movable. It further relates to a method for connecting at least one external functional device to an arrangement by using the device of the present invention, as well as an arrangement which includes at least one device of the present invention.02-09-2012
20120030919DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PLACING A SLIDER ON A BAG WITH CLOSURE PROFILES - The invention particularly relates to a device for placing a slider (02-09-2012
20120198680Flexible Securing Device - Described herein generally are flexible securing devices. The devices are extremely easy to use to the point that adults of all ages can use the devices, even the most elderly who would otherwise be incapable. The devices comprise a body which is at least partially bendable or flexible. The body's core generally comprises a metal alloy and in the body's bendable or flexible sections a bendable or flexible metal alloy is used. The body is coated with a least one polymeric coating to protect items, objects or persons interacting with the securing devices from getting damaged or injured from the devices themselves.08-09-2012
20120198679Method and device for transverse slat feeding, multi-slat stringing, stringed slat piling and slat assembly spacing for manufacturing of window blind - A method and a device for quickly feeding slats transversely into U-shaped troughs, simultaneously inserting multiple slats into ladder cords, staking the stringed slats, and spacing the assemblies of stringed slats for easy handling are disclosed. The device uses a slat dispatcher and sucking roller to place the slats into U-shaped troughs. Then the salts are transversely pushed into inter-rung openings of ladder cords at the same time. The slats stringed by the ladder cords as an assembly are collected upward and piled. The piled assemblies are spaced for easy handling.08-09-2012
20110252621METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH-PRESSURE SENSORS - A construction concept for high-pressure sensors is provided, which enables simple and economical production of reliable high-pressure sensors even for pressure ranges above 2200 bar. A high-pressure sensor of this kind encompasses a sensor element for pressure sensing and a connector piece for coupling the sensor element to a system to be measured. A diaphragm is embodied in the base element of the sensor element, and a pressure conduit is embodied in the base element of the connector piece. The sensor element is mounted on the connector piece so that the pressure to be measured is able to act upon the diaphragm via the pressure conduit. Firstly the base element of the sensor element is mounted on the base element of the connector piece, a full-area connection being generated between the mounting surfaces of the two base elements. Only thereafter is the pressure conduit configured in the connector piece, and the diaphragm of the sensor element exposed.10-20-2011
20110252623MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND MICROELECTRONIC SUPPORT DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS - Microelectronic devices, associated assemblies, and associated methods are disclosed herein. For example, certain aspects of the invention are directed toward a microelectronic device that includes a microfeature workpiece having a side and an aperture in the side. The device can further include a workpiece contact having a surface. At least a portion of the surface of the workpiece contact can be accessible through the aperture and through a passageway extending between the aperture and the surface. Other aspects of the invention are directed toward a microelectronic support device that includes a support member having a side carrying a support contact that can be connectable to a workpiece contact of a microfeature workpiece. The device can further include recessed support contact means carried by the support member. The recessed support contact means can be connectable to a second workpiece contact of the microfeature workpiece.10-20-2011
20110162189COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD - Provided is a component mounting device and a component mounting method in which three stages, i.e. a component supply stage, a component intermediate stage and a component mounting stage are disposed properly to achieve efficient movement of a pickup head and a mounting head to thereby improve production efficiency.07-07-2011
20110162188MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ABSORBENT PRODUCTS AND MANUFACTURING DEVICE FOR ABSORBENT PRODUCTS - Provided is a manufacturing method for absorbent products that has a process for placing on connected flaps on latch members that are fastenable to prescribed areas on both sides of a center line that is parallel to the MD-direction of the flap line, a process for folding over both edges of the flap continuum toward the center line along the MD-direction on the flap line, a process for forming flaps by cutting the flap continuum along the CD-direction on the flap line, and a process for placing the flaps at prescribed intervals on absorbent article continuum on the main body line so that the center line is in the MD-direction.07-07-2011
20110162187THREADED ROD PLUNGER INSTALLATION TOOL - A plunger installation tool that exerts a force on a plunger for a reciprocating pump to install the plunger into a pump cylinder opening. Maintenance of the pump typically includes repacking of the packing that surrounds the plunger and revalving of the pump's inlet and outlet valve. To allow repacking or revalving, the pump is disassembled and the plunger is removed. The plunger installation tool threads onto the pump cylinder opening to provide a reaction point for a threaded rod that is driven at one end by a driver and engages the plunger at an opposite end during installation to push the plunger into the cylinder opening without the use of hammers by personnel.07-07-2011
20120144645FITTING INSERTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A tube fitting insertion tool comprising a mounting plate, a pusher element attached to the mounting plate, supporting a fitting and defining a pusher axis, a clamp attached to the mounting plate and defining a clamp axis, and a tube holder arranged at the intersection of the pusher and clamp axis, with at least one tube channel for supporting a portion of a tube.06-14-2012
20100281672METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING A SUPPORT RING IN A CURVED WALL - A method for constructing a support ring in a curved wall, in particular around an opening in a curved wall of a hot blast stove, wherein the method includes providing a plurality of standardized wedge-shaped bricks with side faces having tongue and groove profiles for cooperating with the side faces of the neighbouring bricks, the thickness of the brick in the axial direction being in excess of the desired end thickness of the brick, and determining the intended location of each individual brick in the curved wall and determining, based on the intended location, the location of a front cut line and a rear cut line for shaping the front and rear faces of the brick, where the front and rear faces of the brick are then shaped in accordance with the above determined front and rear cut lines by a cutting tool.11-11-2010
20110107583METHOD OF MOUNTING AN ORIFICE PLATE GUARD TO A GRINDING MACHINE - Self-correcting plate guards for installation over an orifice plate of a grinding machine are disclosed. Each plate guard has studs that fit into apertures of an orifice plate. The studs and apertures are sized so that the correct guard must be used with a particular orifice plate. Furthermore, the mounting ring that holds the orifice plate in place on the grinding machine cannot be tightened for use of the grinding machine without the plate guard being installed.05-12-2011
20110107582AUTOMATED INSTALLATION PROCEDURE FOR A DISPOSABLE FLOW PATH - This invention provides an automated installation procedure for assembling a disposable flow path: providing a disposable flow path comprising tubing and a plurality of sensors onto a re-usable instrument; qualifying said tubing and said plurality of sensors to be on the flow path based on a standard; and determining if the tubing and the plurality of sensors comply with characteristics and performance according to limits for specifications or acceptance criteria.05-12-2011
20110113611METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RADIATION TOMOGRAPHY APPARATUS - A method of manufacturing radiation tomography apparatus in this invention includes a step of fixing a detector array to a holding member by adjusting a relative position of the detector array and the holding member through fixation of a sub member to a base of a first jig and contact of a scintillator of the detector array to a branch portion and a support board. Such configuration may realize provision of radiation tomography apparatus with higher spatial resolution by manufacturing a group of detectors having the scintillators of suppressed deviation in arrangement and being arranged regularly upon arranging radiation detectors for forming the group of detectors.05-19-2011
20110000065PROTECTIVE SHIELD ASSEMBLY FOR SPACE OPTICS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A protective shield assembly capable of being deployed from a launch vehicle is provided, and methods for assembling and deploying the protective shield assembly are also provided. The protective shield assembly includes a shroud, and a flexible sheet of material within the shroud. The flexible sheet of material is capable of substantially conforming to a contour of at least a portion of the launch vehicle to provide a protective barrier.01-06-2011
20110209330METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ACCELERATION SENSING UNIT - A method for manufacturing an acceleration sensing unit includes: providing an element support substrate in which a plurality of element supporting members is arranged so as to form a plane, each of the element supporting members being coupled to the other element supporting member through a supporting part and having a fixed part and a movable part that is supported by the fixed part through a beam, the beam having a flexibility with which the movable part is displaced along an acceleration detection axis direction when an acceleration is applied to the movable part; providing an stress sensing element substrate in which a plurality of stress sensing elements is arranged so as to form a plane, each of the stress sensing elements being coupled to the other stress sensing element through an element supporting part and having a stress sensing part and fixed ends that are formed so as to have a single body with the stress sensing part at both ends of the stress sensing part; disposing the stress sensing element substrate on the element support substrate such that the fixed ends of each stress sensing element are situated on the fixed part and the movable part; fixing the fixed ends onto the fixed part and the movable part, and dividing the element supporting part and the supporting part.09-01-2011
20110131785System for Transportation of Blades on Railcars - A fixation system for fixing wind turbine elements of a wind turbine to a vehicle is provided. The fixation system includes a first fixation device for fixing a first portion of a wind turbine element pivotably around a first axis of the first fixation device and around a second axis of the first fixation device to the vehicle. A second fixation device fixes a second portion of the wind turbine element pivotably around a first axis of the second fixation device and around a second axis of the second fixation device. One of the first fixation device and of the second fixation device is adapted for providing a translation movement of the wind turbine element with respect to the vehicle along a third axis. The first axis, the second axis and the third axis are different.06-09-2011
20110072629Method for covering an above ground access opening to a conduit assembly - A method of covering an opening through an exposed upwardly facing surface that defines an access opening to a conduit assembly defining a communication passage to a below surface location. The method includes the steps of: providing a cover assembly with a non-metallic component; and operatively joining the cover assembly with the conduit assembly so that the non-metallic component is placed against a metal component on the conduit assembly and transmits weight forces applied to at least one of: a) the exposed upwardly facing surface; and b) a surface defined by a cover component on the cover assembly that blocks the access opening and is substantially flush with the exposed upwardly facing surface, to the metal component on the conduit assembly.03-31-2011
20110252620Illumination arrangement to be created by foam forms and method of installing the same - The present invention pertains to the field of illumination and more particularly to illumination elements and illumination arrangements, whereby the illumination consist of at least one illumination element embedded in structures, the structures formed using molds and more particularly foam forms or foam molds. The illumination element consists of an encased, LED edge-lit panel or similar illumination sources. The methods and processes for embedding the at least one illumination element or illumination arrangements are disclosed. Two exemplary variations of methods and processes are disclosed in the present invention.10-20-2011
20110252619METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE MICRO-GRID - A method for manufacturing a transmission electron microscope (TEM) micro-grid is provided. A support ring and a sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure precursor are first provided. The sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure precursor is then disposed on the support ring. The sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure precursor is cut to form a sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure in desired shape. The sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure is secured on the support ring.10-20-2011
20110167612TOOL FOR INSERTING FUEL TUBES - A fuel insertion tube tool for installing a fuel tube on a barb. The tool has first and second arms that are pivotably attached through an arm pivot axis. Each arm has a grip to engage the fuel tube. A tab extends from the first arm and is pivotably attached to a proximal end of a bar with a pivot pin that defines a bar axis. The bar axis and the arm axis are perpendicular to each other. A hook is disposed at a distal end of the bar for engagement with an attachment site. The tab functions as a fulcrum to reduce the amount of force required to install the fuel tube on the barb. The bar has weight reducing holes and the grips have straight knurls for frictional engagement with the fuel tube.07-14-2011
20120144651SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING FACETS FOR HELIOSTATS - System for manufacturing facets comprising a frame, a series of mirrors and multiple securing parts in which said parts are the key to the invention and are formed by a rod and a circular metal sheet provided with a series of small circular perforations, where the rod and the circular sheet are attached by electric arc welding or any other means that ensures an equivalent fixation and the purpose of which is to secure a curved mirror to the rear structure or frame of a heliostat, thereby forming the so-called facet.06-14-2012
20120144646METHOD FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AN APPARATUS FOR SPRING-ASSISTED SWINGING OF A LIFTGATE OR DOOR IN A VEHICLE - An apparatus for spring-assisted swinging of a liftgate in opposition to the gravity force between a closed position and an open position in a vehicle includes a spring energy store and a tracker which is coupled to the spring energy store for influencing a torque generated by the spring energy store. The tracker includes a coupling rod for rotatable actuation of a hinge lever articulated to the vehicle body and operably connected to the liftgate. To install the apparatus the coupling rod is temporarily fixed in a defined position corresponding to an installation position of the liftgate. The liftgate is held in the open position or in an intermediate position above the installation position and the apparatus is placed in the vehicle. After lowering the liftgate from the open position or intermediate position into the installation position, the coupling rod is connected to the hinge lever and then released.06-14-2012
20120144649Pin Installation Assembly And Associated Machine And Method - A pin installation assembly disclosed herein includes a handle portion including a handle shank and a tip portion including a tip shank. The handle and tip shanks are configured to engage a pin.06-14-2012
20120144648METHOD FOR ATTACHING EXTERIOR COMPONENT - There is provided a method for attaching an exterior component. When attaching an exterior component to a bumper, an attachment member for a first attaching hole of the bumper fixed to the vehicular main body is detached, and then the attachment member is inserted into a first through-hole of the exterior component and the first attaching hole and fixed, thereby temporarily fixing the exterior component. A marking is put on a temporarily fixed portion where a second through-hole faces the bumper, and the exterior component is temporarily detached. A third attaching hole is formed by boring a hole in the marking of the bumper, and then a well nut is fitted into the exterior component, enabling the exterior component to be attached through the first and second through-holes. Accordingly, the marking and positioning of the exterior component can be easily performed without detaching the bumper.06-14-2012
20120144647SHOOTING RESTS WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT FOR SUPPORTING FIREARMS - Shooting rests having elevation adjustment assemblies are disclosed herein. One embodiment of the disclosure, for example, is directed to a shooting rest for supporting a firearm having a buttstock spaced apart from a forestock. The shooting rest includes a first base portion carrying a first support for supporting the buttstock and a second base portion coupled to the first base portion and carrying a second support for supporting the forestock. The second base portion includes a body having an opening extending therethrough, and a height adjustment member slidably positioned in the opening. The height adjustment member has a non-circular cross-sectional shape in a plane that is generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the height adjustment member. The height adjustment member is attached to the second support and configured to adjust a height of the second support. The second base portion includes a biasing member contacting the height adjustment member to at least partially inhibit movement of the height adjustment member through the opening.06-14-2012
20100088874METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BALL CAGE OF A JOINT - A method for manufacturing a ball cage of a joint, comprising an inner side, an outer side and windows between the inner side and the outer side, is provided, wherein a blank is clamped on a workpiece fixture of a machine tool, with a clamping area of the blank lying outside of a machining area, and wherein the inner side, the outer side and the windows are machined by the same machine tool without reclamping the workpiece.04-15-2010
20110179623Tapered Spiral Welded Structure - A method for creating a tapered spiral welded conical structure where the overall shape of the cone is first graphically slit axially and unwrapped, and then a series of construction arcs and lines are created to form the edge lines of a strip that can then be wrapped (rolled) to form a tapered conical structure. The edges of the spirally wound strip can be welded together, and a very large conical structure can thus be achieved. Various construction options are presented from a constant width strip to strip made from straight segments. Equations are given for the formation of the strips to enable those skilled in the art of spiral welded tubing to practice the invention.07-28-2011
20090300898CLAMPING DEVICE FOR FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a clamping device for a flexible substrate is provided. A carrier board is provided. A plurality of holes is formed in the carrier board. A fixed positioning assembly and a movable positioning assembly are respectively embedded in the plurality of holes.12-10-2009
20090300897CLAMPING DEVICE FOR FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating a clamping device for a flexible substrate is provided. A carrier board having a first positing holes and a plurality of second position holes is provided, wherein the first and the second position holes correspond in position to a plurality of through holes on the flexible substrate. A portion of the carrier board material close to the second position holes is removed to form a hole body and a plurality of curved extending arms connected to the hole body and the carrier board. A first dowel pin and a plurality of second dowel pins are provided for inserting into the first positioning hole and the second positioning holes, respectively.12-10-2009
20090293256ADJUSTABLE FITTINGS FOR ATTACHING SUPPORT MEMBERS TO FLUID CONDUITS, INCLUDING AIRCRAFT FUEL CONDUITS, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Adjustable fittings for attaching support members to fluid conduits, including aircraft fuel conduits, are disclosed herein. An aircraft system in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a fluid conduit carried by an aircraft and a housing fixedly attached to the fluid conduit. The housing can include a first attachment feature having one of a projection extending outwardly from the housing or an aperture extending at least partially through the housing. The system further includes a support member having an attachment portion positioned proximate to the attachment feature. The attachment portion includes a support member aperture positioned over at least a portion of the first attachment feature. An adjustable fitting couples the support member to the housing. The adjustable fitting can include a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and an engagement portion at the second side positioned within at least a portion of the support member aperture. The fitting can also include a second attachment feature mated with the first attachment feature. The second attachment feature includes the other one of the projection or the aperture. The second attachment feature has a center point eccentrically offset from a center point of the fitting.12-03-2009
20090293254INTEGRATED WASH UNIT FOR A TURBINE ENGINE - An integrated wash unit includes a framework. In one example, the framework includes a skid supporting an internal frame. A wash unit that includes a pump is supported on the framework for pumping a fluid, such as water. A water treatment assembly is supported on the framework and is fluidly connected to the pump. A water storage tank and water heater are arranged between the water treatment assembly and pump. The water treatment assembly supplies clean water that was been recycled from the collected, unclean water from the turbine engine. The water treatment assembly is fixed relative to the wash unit for transport together with the wash unit as an integrated assembly. An enclosure that includes access panels is supported on the framework about the wash unit and water treatment assembly. The framework supports a power plant that drives the pump through a generator and motor or through a transmission device, as well as a generator and an air compressor.12-03-2009
20110185557Method for Stacking Thermal Actuators - A method comprising arranging a first heating element on a first liquid crystal elastomer, arranging a first layer of thermal paste on the first heating element, and arranging a second liquid crystal elastomer on the first layer of thermal paste.08-04-2011
20100139072METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSERTING A VALVE INTO A VALVE GUIDE - Upper and lower support members (06-10-2010
20110185559SZ WINDING MACHINE - An SZ laying machine (08-04-2011
20110185558Systems and Methods for Displaying Backer Material - A top hardware bar includes a body, a first bracket, and a second bracket. The body is elongate and defines a first end, a second, opposite end, a channel, and a plurality of holes disposed lengthwise along the body. The first bracket is secured to the first end of the body and is releasably secured to a first upright. The second bracket is adjustably secured within the channel at the second end of the body and is releasably secured to a second upright. A backer piece is secured to the body of the top hardware bar along a top portion of the backer piece such that the backer piece hangs from the top hardware bar. A product fixture is then placed in front of the backer piece to support products, with the ends of the product fixture being attached to the first and second uprights, respectively.08-04-2011
20110185556ROBOT SYSTEM, ROBOT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRODUCT - A robot system includes a robot, a controller, a workbench, and a workpiece component supplier. The robot includes a body, a first arm, a second arm, a first hand, and a second hand. The robot is configured to transfer at least one of a plurality of types of workpiece components from the workpiece component supplier to the workbench by simultaneously holding each of the plurality of types of workpiece components with the first hand of the first arm and the second hand of the second arm. The robot is configured to transfer remaining types of workpiece components among the plurality of types of workpiece components from the workpiece component supplier to the workbench by holding each of the remaining types of workpiece components with only one of the first hand of the first arm and the second hand of the second arm.08-04-2011
20110185555METHOD FOR THE ORBITAL ASSEMBLY OF AIRCRAFT SECTIONS MADE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL - A method for assembling two structural elements, at least one of the two structural elements being tube-shaped and including a skin made of a fiber-reinforced composite material. The ability of the element to adapt to the shape and perimeter of a junction interface is improved by providing longitudinal grooves distributed on the circumference of the junction interface. The grooves are of a sufficient length to provide the junction interface with the flexibility to accommodate, through relative radial movement of each portion located between two grooves, differences in shape and perimeter among the junction interfaces of the two structural elements.08-04-2011
20110185554METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING THE DIRECTION INSTALLATION OF AN ELECTRONIC LOCK - A method for automatically determining the direction installation of an electronic lock is disclosed. The method achieves automatic determination of the electronic lock installed on the left-handed or right-handed door by controlling rotational directions of the rotational actuator and determining the touching sequence of switch units, so as to enable the electronic lock to be adapted to both the left-handed door and right-handed door, thereby significantly broadening the application scope and convenience of the electronic lock.08-04-2011
20100031489ASSEMBLING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLY, AND ASSEMBLING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WORKPIECE - A first holding frame of a component holding unit is allowed to hold a plurality of components composing a first assembly and a second holding frame of the component holding unit is allowed to hold a plurality of components composing a second assembly which is to be mounted on the first assembly. The first assembly held onto the first holding frame and the second assembly held onto the second holding frame are assembled by an assembly work unit. The second holding frame is allowed to reciprocate towards the first holding frame to pass the second assembly from the second holding, frame to the first holding frame. Thereafter, the first assembly and the second assembly which are held onto the first holding frame are assembled and coupled together by the assembly work unit.02-11-2010
20100024191PORTABLE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT RACKING TOOL - A portable electrical equipment racking tool with an onboard power supply, controllers and drive assembly that can raise or lower the drive assembly while operating the drive assembly from a safe distance form the electrical equipment needing replacement.02-04-2010
20100024193Motor Vehicle Door Lock - A method of connecting a motor vehicle door lock (02-04-2010
20120144650SPOUT TIP RETENTION METHOD - An apparatus and method for assembling a faucet spout to retain a tube within a body of the faucet spout.06-14-2012
20110131784METHOD FOR JOINING METAL AND PLASTIC WORKPIECES - The present invention relates to a method for connecting a metal workpiece and a plastic workpiece by means of a joining tool, including positioning the metal workpiece and the plastic workpiece, bringing the front end of the pin, the sleeve and the clamping ring in contact with an outer surface of the metal workpiece, rotating the sleeve and the pin so as to generate friction between the front ends of the sleeve and the pin and the outer surface of the metal workpiece, and moving the pin and the sleeve in the axial direction while both are rotated, one of the sleeve and the pin penetrating into the metal workpiece and the other of the sleeve and the pin being retracted from the outer surface thereof. The axial movement into the metal workpiece is stopped before the one of the sleeve and the pin reaches the contact surface and after stopping the axial movement the one of the sleeve and the pin is retracted from the metal workpiece and the other is moved towards the outer surface of the metal surface until the front ends of the pin and the sleeve are on the same level.06-09-2011
20120167371METHOD FOR BUILDING MODULAR WALLS AND PARTITIONS RESISTANT TO FIRE AND NOISE - The invention relates to a method for the construction of fire and sound resistant modular walls and partitions with panels (07-05-2012
20120167370SOUND-MUFFLING UNDERLAY TILE SYSTEMS - Sound muffling flooring underlay tile systems using sonic foam-enhanced underlay board may comprise a sound-muffling tile assembly for installation underneath a floor surface to help minimize sound transfer between living areas and to provide increased insulation. The sound-muffling tile assembly may comprise a flooring base member, a cushioning film layer, and a fastener for securing the flooring base member to the cushioning film layer. In one embodiment of the present invention, the cushioning film layer may comprise a foam substance comprising an open-cell structure. In addition to actively dampening sound waves that travel through the open-cell structure of the foam substance, the cushioning film layer provides a floated surface for the floor above the sound-muffling tile assembly when installed.07-05-2012
20100199480Barrier fence - The movement of small vertebrates, e.g. endangered or threatened species, into and/or out of defined areas, e.g. construction sites, is controlled by use of a barrier fence which includes an apertured polymeric sheet. The polymeric sheet includes an upper portion which extends upwards from the ground and a lower portion which is buried in the ground. The polymeric sheet is formed by first and second sets of polymeric strands which are bonded to each other and are spaced apart from each other, thus providing apertures. The height and depth of the barrier fence and the size of the apertures prevent the small vertebrates from crossing the fence, and the apertures permit wind and water flow through the barrier fence.08-12-2010
20110302761PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING AN ANODIZED ALUMINUM DISC SEAL SHELL - A method is provided for manufacturing an anodized disc seal shell for a container. The method includes: providing a metal disc seal shell having a surface; masking a portion of the surface to provide a masked surface and an unmasked surface; anodizing the unmasked surface; and removing the masking from the masked surface to provide an un-anodized surface.12-15-2011
20110302763DEVICE FOR ATTACHING A LINE TO A CONNECTING ELEMENT - A device for attaching a line or wire cable to a connecting element includes an upper and a lower die that each has a press surface. At least one recess outside of the press surfaces is provided between the upper and the lower die that decreases the risk of damage to the dies should an erroneous attachment of the wire cable to the connecting element occur.12-15-2011
20110302762FITTING ASSEMBLY EVALUATING APPARATUS AND METHODS - The present application discloses methods and apparatus for installing fitting components, such as a conduit gripping device, on a conduit to form an assembly. The assembly is joinable with at least one other fitting component to form a fitting. The present application also discloses methods and apparatus for evaluating characteristics of components of a mechanically attached connection. Characteristics that may be evaluated include, but are not limited to, the position of a conduit gripping device on a conduit, an amount of axial compression or stroke of the conduit gripping device, an amount of clamping force applied to the conduit gripping device as the conduit gripping device is compressed, and an amount of torque applied to members that compresses the conduit gripping device.12-15-2011
20110302760SPIRAL ASSEMBLY TOOL - An assembly tool for assembly of a first component of a prosthesis to a second component of the prosthesis for use in joint arthroplasty. The tool includes a first member operably associated with the first component and defines a first member longitudinal axis thereof. A second member is operably associated with the second component and defines a second member longitudinal axis thereof. A washer system is coupled to the second member. A drive mechanism is coupled to washer system, such that as the drive mechanism is activated, the washer system rotates about the second member longitudinal axis and expands along the second member longitudinal axis, wherein such movement further causes the second member to move relative to the first member along the second member longitudinal axis.12-15-2011
20110302759FLOATING CAPTIVE SCREW INSTALLATION METHOD - A floating captive screw installation method includes the step of inserting a lock screw through a spring member and then inserting the lock screw with the spring member into a stepped barrel, the step of inserting the stepped barrel with the spring member and the lock screw into a rotary cap to keep the head of the lock screw outside the rotary cap, the step of forcing a toothed engagement portion of the head of the lock screw into engagement with a retaining groove in the top open side of the rotary cap tightly, and the step of letting a front coupling flange of the rotary cap be stopped against the bottom side of a top coupling flange of the stepped barrel. This installation method eliminates a secondary processing process, saving much installation labor and time.12-15-2011
20110302758ORNAMENTAL ARTICLE FIXING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FIXING ORNAMENTAL ARTICLE WITH THE FIXING APPARATUS - An ornamental article fixing apparatus configured to fix an ornamental article as a member to be fixed to a sheet-type fixation member including: a tubular portion arranged through the fixation member; one flange portion formed at one end portion of the tubular portion and arranged on the side of a surface portion on one side of the fixation member; and a shaft member arranged so as to penetrate through the tubular portion and having a length longer than the length of the tubular portion, in which one other flange portion is formed at one other end portion of the tubular portion by pulling the shaft member along an axial direction of the tubular portion, and the ornamental article is fixed to the fixation member by the one flange portion and the other flange portion.12-15-2011
20100306986METHOD FOR MAKING AND USING AN AIR BUBBLE DETECTOR - A universal air bubble detector allows for use with a variety of sizes and types of tubing. The detector maintains proper alignment of a sensor emitter and receiver with different sizes of tubing. The detector may be mounted on existing equipment or may be used to monitor a tubing at any position along the tubing, and may operate in a stand alone mode or in combination with existing equipment.12-09-2010
20090172937METHOD OF MANUFACTURE OF AN ENERGY ABSORBING TIRE CAGE - A tire cage is disclosed for containing the debris from a tire explosion. The cage includes a lightweight energy absorbing material for protecting structural members of the cage from tire explosion damage so that the cage is reusable. The energy absorbing material may be a metallic foam or other open celled structured material that is able to absorb large amounts of kinetic energy by permanently deforming. The cage is particularly effective in containing explosions of large equipment tires 6 to 12 feet in diameter and having a stored kinetic energy in a range of approximately 900 kilojoules to 1500 kilojoules.07-09-2009
20080216301Method and device for mounting of wind turbine blades - A method for mounting a wind turbine blade to a wind turbine hub by use of a crane boom is provided. The orientation of the blade is kept substantially horizontal when the blade is lifted off the ground and mounted to the rotor hub. Control wires which connect the blade via the crane boom to a winch arrangement are used for keeping the blade orientation substantially horizontal in addition to at least one bearing wire for bearing the blade weight.09-11-2008
20110113610WEIGHTED RIBBONS AND DUMPLINGS FOR CURTAINS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREFOR - Apparatus and methods for the manufacture of weighted ribbons are disclosed, and which weighted ribbons are for use in association with curtains, and in other applications.05-19-2011
20120036697METHODS FOR INSTALLING DRAINABLE STRUCTURES WITH CONCEALED DRAINS - The present invention is directed to methods of installation and use of drain and drain concealment structures. The preferred embodiment involves a method of installing and using a drain body and drain cover with a conventional prefabricated waterproof shower or bath pan. The drain body may be connected to the shower pan by any suitable means, such as but not by way of limitation by being integrally molded therewith during manufacture of the pan, by connection post-manufacture or in situ in the field. Other embodiments do not require use of a prefabricated waterproof shower or bath pan. The preferred drain body is comprised of a waterproof structure having a floor section which defines a drain aperture, and a peripheral sidewall section. Structure for releasably attaching a drain cover to the drain body is employed. The cover, which is defined by a peripheral edge, is adapted to lie in registry with, and thereby cover, a portion of the drain body floor so as to conceal the drain aperture and as much of the drain body floor as is practicable. When connected to the drain body, the peripheral edge of the cover is spaced from the drain body sidewall so as to define a gap therebetween through which water may pass while flowing toward the drain aperture. In this way, water is permitted to exit the shower or bath without the drain aperture being visible. The drain apparatus of this invention is preferably utilized as part of a tileable shower or bath arrangement, whereby flooring material such as tile may be placed onto the shower or bath pan up to the peripheral sidewall of the drain body, and additional flooring may be placed upon the drain cover. In this way, the drain is fully operational yet unnoticeable. Interchangeable drain covers may be provided to permit alteration of the decorative appearance of the drain.02-16-2012
20120036700UNIVERSAL PLATFORM AND AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a universal platform and an assembly method of an aircraft using the same. The universal platform includes a plurality of scissor lifts arranged around an aircraft, wherein each of the plural scissor lifts includes a base frame, a support frame located above the base frame, a support table fixedly coupled to an upper portion of the support frame, a plurality of link members axially assembled to be mutually pivoted between the support frame and the base frame, a plurality of hydraulic cylinders coupled to the respective link members and the base frame so as to lift the support frame in upward and downward directions, and a slide member slidably coupled to the support table, and the slide member slides from the support table toward the aircraft so as to allow a worker to work according to height, and there is provided the assembly method of the aircraft using the universal platform, thereby contributing to improvement in productivity and in health of workers.02-16-2012
20120036699HEIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION - A method of installing a height safety system in a fall zone in an underground location is described including the steps of: fitting an anchor point to at least one roof bolt situated above the fall zone; providing a safety line; associating the line with the anchor point; and attaching the line to an operator. Apparatus for use in installing height safety systems are also described.02-16-2012
20120036698SPORTS SAFETY PADDING - An energy absorbing termination post padding for hockey rinks includes a corner shaped foam pad configured to absorb impacts from sports play such as hockey. Energy absorbing foam panels may include a rigid foam alone or in combination with a relatively softer foam or impact layer.02-16-2012
20120304441TABLE AND PRIVACY SCREEN ASSEMBLY - A privacy screen mounting arrangement for an office system including a bracket which can be secured to a table assembly to clamp a privacy screen against an edge of a work surface of the table assembly. In a table assembly having a back-to-back arrangement of work surfaces with an opening between the work surfaces, a privacy screen mounting arrangement includes a bracket securable beneath one of the work surfaces, with a screen attached to the bracket such that the screen is generally disposed between and above the work surfaces. The mounting arrangements obviate the need to secure brackets directly to the top surface of a work surface using fasteners.12-06-2012
20120304442APPARATUS AND KIT FOR STUFFING PLUSH TOYS AND METHOD THEREOF - An apparatus and kit for stuffing plush toys and a method of stuffing using the device. The apparatus including a stuffing hopper with an inlet for receiving stuffing, an auger housing located below and in communication with the stuffing hopper, a device located in the stuffing hopper for feeding stuffing from the stuffing hopper into the auger housing and a rotatable auger located within the auger housing to feed stuffing out of the apparatus and into a plush toy casing.12-06-2012
20120304444ARTIFICIAL INTERVERTEBRAL DISC - The present invention is directed to the field of prosthetic devices. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention is directed to an artificial disc that can be used as a replacement for an intervertebral disc (e.g., a human intervertebral lumbar disc, a human intervertebral cervical disc and/or a human intervertebral thoracic disc).12-06-2012
20120304443NEAR RIDGED BEAM TO COLUMN CONNECTOR SYSTEM - A method of manufacturing near-rigid connections between beams and columns or posts for use in pallet racking, shelving, channel and z shaped beam to column or post web connections wherein the connectors may be formed from the beam material itself and which may include tangs, teeth, hooks, tines, rivets or other means of engagement of the beam connector with the column or post and wherein the connectors from adjacent beams may be interconnected by a non-integrated load transfer plate to distribute loads over the tangs, teeth, hooks, tines, rivets or fasteners of both beams. Various forms of the invention are disclosed.12-06-2012
20120304439METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FITTING OF A PLUG HOUSING - A method to fit a contact portion in a plug housing by a robot is presented. Steps in the method include attaching a plug housing to a holder and gripping the contact portion by a gripping device of the robot. Other steps in the method include taking at least one spatially resolved picture by at least one optical detection device such that the plug housing and the contact portion are contained in the picture, determining a respective position of the plug housing and the contact portion in the picture by a control unit of the moveable robot, calculating a robot movement by the control unit that is a function of the determined positions, and performing the calculated movement by the robot to fit the contact portion in the plug housing. An apparatus to perform the method and another method to calibrate the control unit of the robot are also presented.12-06-2012
20120304438Barbed Sutures - A system and method for affixing barbs on a suture are provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a suture supply mechanism for selectively retaining a length of suture and a barb supply mechanism for operably engaging a barb supply assembly including at least one barb. At least one of the suture supply mechanism and the barb supply mechanism are configured to approximate towards the other of the barb supply mechanism and suture supply mechanism to engage the at least one barb of the barb supply assembly with the suture of the suture supply assembly. Also provided are a barb for use in forming a barbed suture and a suture including at least one barb.12-06-2012
20120304445BLOW MOLDED ENERGY ABSORBER AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - In one embodiment, a vehicle energy absorber system, comprises: blow molded crush lobes that are open on one side, wherein the energy absorber comprises fillets having a fillet radius of less than 20 mm and a thickness of less than or equal to 1.5 mm; a bumper beam adjacent the open side; and a fascia, wherein the energy absorber is located between the fascia and the bumper beam. In one embodiment, a method for making a blow molded energy absorber comprises: introducing a molten plastic to a first mold cavity; introducing gas into the plastic to conform the plastic to the interior of the first mold cavity and form a first preform; and separating the first preform along a centerline thereof to form open, first preform portions having first crush lobes.12-06-2012
20120304440Shopping Cart, Frame, Basket and Production Methods - A method of manufacturing different shopping cart models is provided. The method includes providing multiple sets of base modules, providing at least one set of tubular side uprights, and selecting a base module from each of the different sets thereof. For each selected base module, selecting a pair of tubular side uprights from any one of the at least one set thereof. For each selected base module, aligning the mounting surfaces of the selected pair of tubular side uprights with the respective mounting surfaces of the selected base module, and securing the mounting surfaces together so that the upper portions of the selected tubular side uprights extend upward from the base module in parallel relation to each other. For each selected base module, mounting at least one shopping cart basket to the tubular side uprights.12-06-2012
20120304437METHOD OF PIVOTABLE CLEANOUT MEMBER - A method of making and using a multifunction printer comprising forming a vertical hinge mechanism in a first end of a printer's cleanout member. A second portion of the hinge mechanism is formed as a hole in a housing of the printer for coupling with the first portion. A third portion of the hinge mechanism is formed as a hole in a scanner portion of the printer also for coupling with the first portion. The cleanout member pivots about the vertical rotational axis formed by the hinge mechanism.12-06-2012
20120304436PRINTING METHOD WITH PIVOTABLE DUPLEXING UNIT - A method of making and using a printer comprising a duplexing unit that pivots along a horizontal plane for media path access. The duplexing unit does not contain any motor driven rollers for moving a media sheet therethrough. The duplexing unit's vertical axis hinge allows the duplexing unit to swing open and closed horizontally.12-06-2012
20110067221DRAPERY ROD BRACKET - The bracket comprises a support arm that can be mounted to either a vertical surface such as a wall or a horizontal surface such as a ceiling. A rod supporting member such as a ring or hook is removably attached to the arm and is adapted to receive and support a drapery rod. The rod supporting member can be removed from the support arm and attached directly to a surface to provide an inside mount for the rod. A separate mounting clip may be used to mount the rod supporting member to the surface. the mounting clip may be provided with a rod engaging element for centering the rod and a surface engaging element for fixing the position of the rod supporting member on the surface.03-24-2011
20090293255METHOD OF ATTACHING A STADIUM CHAIR TO A BLEACHER - The present invention relates to a method of attaching a stadium chair, formed by a seat back and a seat portion having first and second support members, to a bleacher including an upper seating surface supported by a frame member and having a front face. The method includes the steps of positioning the stadium chair on the upper seating surface of the bleacher such that a seat portion support member is in close proximity to the frame member; securing the stadium chair to the front face of the bleacher by engaging a bracket carried by the stadium chair with the front face of the bleacher; and coupling a bleacher attachment device carried by the stadium chair to the bleacher, such that the stadium chair may be secured to the bleacher by the bleacher attachment device when the frame member of the bleacher forms an attachment obstruction.12-03-2009
20110107581Divided-End Artificial Limb - The present invention provides divided-end artificial limbs and methods for making divided-end artificial limbs that that are inexpensive, simple, and customizable. A limb is formed by dividing an end of an elongated shaft member into extending prongs that are shaped into custom lengths and curvatures. Furthermore, the method of the present invention provides affixing a sole plate to the limb, reinforcement of the prongs by nesting additional prongs within the elongated shaft member, dividing the proximal end of the shaft member into circumferentially spaced-apart fingers, and dividing a midsection of the shaft member into circumferentially spaced-apart flexing vanes. The present invention also provides that the prongs may be further modified by division into toe and heel extensions or by wrapping a prong around another prong to form a sole. Methods of reducing stress concentration using bolts and stress relief holes in these limbs are also presented.05-12-2011
20120096699ATTACHMENT-ENABLING JIG - An attachment-enabling jig for attaching a soft strip to an attachment surface of an object quickly, precisely, and flatly includes a base; a first carrying unit disposed on the base and provided with a first roller oriented perpendicular to a first direction; a second carrying unit disposed on the base and provided with a second roller corresponding in position to the first roller, wherein the first and second carrying units carry the soft strip; a resilient unit connected to the first and second carrying units; and an actuating unit disposed on the base and configured to hold the object and controllably drive the attachment surface of the object to move to between the first roller and the second roller such that the first and second rollers attach the soft strip to the attachment surface. Accordingly, the attachment-enabling jig is effective in enhancing the efficiency of production lines.04-26-2012
20110314653WAVEFORM PANEL - A panel is disclosed formed of sheet material, the panel having opposite edges and being profiled to include a plurality of formations spaced along the length of the panel and extending between the edges, each formation including a substantially convex section and a substantially concave section which meet at a peak, and wherein each formation meets an adjoining formation at a trough.12-29-2011
20110314654GAMING CABINET CONSTRUCTED FROM CONNECTABLE COMPONENTS - A gaming machine cabinet or housing is constructed from a plurality of connected components. In one embodiment, the cabinet is assembled from base, side, top, back and door components or sections. The housing may have a basis configuration constructed from a base, sides, top, back and a first door. The housing may have a plurality of modified configurations constructed from various of the basic configuration components, such as the base, sides and back, and an extension and modified door. In accordance with the invention, the gaming machine housing may be manufactured in one location and then conveniently shipped in unassembled form to another location for assembly and use. The gaming machine housing may also be constructed in a variety of configurations utilizing a small number of components.12-29-2011
20110314652SCREENING MACHINE AND ASSOCIATED SCREEN PANEL - A screening machine of the type used to separate or classify mixtures of solid particles of different sizes includes a fixed base and a perforate screen mounted for movement relative to the base during a screening operation. The screens are pre-tensioned and mounted in a perimeter frame for separating various granular and particulate material. The frame is slid into the side of the machine in a direction parallel with two opposing bevel lips at the ends of the frame which mate in the screening machine with a complementary channel such that when the screen is raised into sealing contact in the screening machine, the bevel ends of the screen panel frame align the screen panel in the machine. The bevels on the screen panel frame provide a positive sealing surface for contact with the adjacent portions of the channel to prevent product from escaping off of the screen during use.12-29-2011
20110314651OPEN-WEAVE SURFACE PATTERNING TO ENABLE TOUCHSCREEN ACCESSIBILITY IN WEARABLE APPARATUS - A wearable apparatus for an electronic device permits accessibility of the device's touchscreen while it is being worn on the human body. The wearable apparatus has a front portion that may be embellished with decorative patterns and a back portion that is made of open-weave material to permit direct tactile response of an electronic device's touchscreen through the open-weave material. The apparatus includes an inner sleeve and an inner cavity to securely hold the electronic device while it is being worn on the human body.12-29-2011
20100050415FIBER BASED MEMS - MEMS can be fabricated from fibers without the use of a matrix material. Devices can be built where fibers are attached only at a substrate edge (e.g. cantilevers, bridges). Motions can be controlled by adjusting the linkage between multiple fibers with weak coupling (e.g. base, tip, in-between). Driving mechanisms include base-forcing (magnetics, piezo, electrostatics) or tip forcing (magnetics). Mirrors may be formed on free ends of cantilevers to form optical scanners.03-04-2010
20080196231INTERLOCKING CONTINUOUS ROOF ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR WIND RESISTANT ROOFING - A method of assembling metal roofs from roof panels is presented, whereby continuous double lock seams are used exclusively to join panels together. This roof manufacturing methodology results in a roof that possesses improved resistance to wind and water during storm conditions and thereby decreases the chances of the roof being damaged or destroyed by severe weather.08-21-2008
20120042495SHORING POST WITH QUICK RELEASE FEATURE - A shoring post having first and second post parts that cooperatively define a variable effective length, a quick release assembly, and a movable pin that in an operative position limits movement of the first post part in one lengthwise direction relative to the second post part. The quick release assembly has: a) at least a first surface against which the pin bears with the pin and quick release assembly in a first operative relationship; and b) at least a second surface against which the pin bears with the pin and quick release assembly in a second operative relationship. The shoring post further has at least one repositionable member that is changeable selectively between: a) a locked state to prevent the pin and quick release assembly from changing from the first operative relationship into the second operative relationship; and b) a released state.02-23-2012
20120042497SURGICAL CLIP APPLIER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A method of assembling any one of a relatively small, medium and large clip applier for delivering relatively small, medium and large clips includes providing a housing for a handle assembly, selecting a channel assembly, connecting the channel assembly to the housing, providing a pusher bar in the selected channel assembly that extends to the handle assembly, and connecting a motion multiplier system to the pusher bar. The channel assembly is selected from a first channel assembly containing small surgical clips, a second channel assembly containing medium surgical clips, and a third channel assembly containing large surgical clips. Each channel assembly has an associated stroke length. The motion multiplier system varies the stroke of the pusher bar in accordance with the associated stroke length such that, upon firing, the pusher bar is translated the associated stroke length to load one of the clips into jaws of the clip applier.02-23-2012
20120042496DRUM-TYPE WASHING MACHINE AND BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE THEREOF - A drum type washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a tub, a drum, a motor rotating the drum, bearing housings housing bearings to support a rotation shaft, a suspension connected to the bearing housings and a cabinet to mitigate vibration, a bracket coupled to the bearing housings, and a gasket installed between the bracket and the tub. Such an arrangement may allow volumes of the tub and the drum may be increased without increasing the volume of the cabinet.02-23-2012
20120042494ROPE THIMBLE WITH CLOSED CURVE - A rope thimble with a closed curve substantially reduces rope wear. Various closed curve rope thimbles may include side walls of different heights.02-23-2012
20120042493MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE MAKING OF ARTICLES OR PRECURSORS COMPRISING HOOPS - The present invention relates to processes for the manufacture of hoops and pre-forms for making articles comprising such hoops such as pants or a pants-like structures, such as baby or incontinence diapers, absorbent pants such as training, feminine hygiene or adult incontinent pants, or garments like underwear, such as reusable or single use pants, exhibiting particularly good body conforming fit.02-23-2012
20120055003METHODS OF FORMING AND INSTALLING OVERHEAD SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR MOVABLE PARTITION SYSTEMS - Movable partition systems may include a chain guide structure extending along a curved path. The chain guide structure may have a specified maximum width, and may include attachment flanges that project laterally from a central beam beyond laterally outward ends of chain guide members of the chain guide structure by a specified minimum distance. Overhead support systems for movable partition systems may include such chain guide structures. Methods of forming overhead support systems and movable partition systems may include stretch forming a bent chain guide structure. Methods of installing overhead support systems and movable partition systems may include inserting fasteners at least substantially perpendicularly through attachment flanges of a chain guide structure to secure the chain guide structure to an overhead structure.03-08-2012
20120000054STANDALONE OPEN FRAME - A method for a standalone open frame in one example is configured to support a rack-mount electronic component of a predetermined size selected from any of a plurality of predetermined sizes. The standalone open frame is configured to securely engage the rack-mount electronic component through employment of at least one set of rack-mount adapters that is configured for the predetermined size of the rack-mount electronic component.01-05-2012
20120000058METHOD OF STERILIZING AN ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANT - A pre-assembled orthopaedic implant adapted for improved gas sterilization. The implant includes a first component adapted for assembly with a second component such that a mating surface of the first component is in close proximity with a mating surface of the second component. At least one gas conduit associated with the mating surface of the first component facilitates a sterilizing gas to penetrate into and dissipate from the interface defined by the mating surfaces.01-05-2012
20120000057USE OF A WINDOW GLASS COMPRISING A PROFILED BEAD FOR INSTALLING IT IN AN OPENING - A window glass, particularly for installation by adhesive bonding in an opening of a vehicle bodywork, comprises a sheet of glass with a profiled bead that is fixed at least to the main surface of the sheet of glass facing toward the interior in the installed state and that rests against at least part of the opening. The use of such a window glass makes it possible, once the window glass has been installed in the bodywork opening, to obtain a visible space less than 5 mm between the opening and the edge face of the window glass.01-05-2012
20120000056CANISTER FILTER SYSTEM WITH DRAIN THAT COOPERATES WITH FILTER ELEMENT - A filter assembly with a replaceable filter element and a reusable filter housing, which incorporates a locking mechanism to ensure that the filter system will not be operated without a filter element installed.01-05-2012
20120000053Adjustable and Removable Keel Assembly and Blade Guide for a Jigsaw - A method of positioning a shoe member and a keel assembly relative to a housing of a jigsaw is provided. The method may include securing the keel assembly to the housing so that the keel assembly extends from the housing beyond the shoe member. The housing and the keel assembly may be pivoted relative to the shoe member in a manner such that a position of the housing relative to the keel assembly remains unchanged. A portion of the keel assembly may be uncoupled from the housing.01-05-2012
20120000052MANUFACTURE OF A FILTER SCREEN - A method of manufacturing a filtering screen includes: attaching handle members (01-05-2012
20120000050SCALABLE COMMON INTERFACE PLATE SYSTEM (SCIPS) - The present invention provides a low profile, compact, scalable concept end-effector for use in robotic handling applications. The end-effector acts as the interface between multi-degree-of-freedom (DOF) manipulator and its base (if applicable), as well as the tools it handles and is compatible with both large manipulator systems such as the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) and Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and smaller dexterous manipulators such as the Orbital Express Dexterous Manipulator System. An active/controlled component is attached to the roll joint(s) at one or both end(s) of the manipulator, with an entirely passive component attached to the structure/tools that the manipulator interfaces with. Interface engagement and mate operations are performed by way of the manipulator roll joint. Once mated, shear pins are extended to lock the mated assembly in place and achieve a high stiffness, zero free play mated interface.01-05-2012
20120000049Oil Filter Particle Entrapping Method - A method for capturing small metal particles within an oil filter can. The method uses a flexible belt incorporating a number of pockets. Magnets are contained within the pockets, with one magnet per pocket being preferable. The pockets are sealed so that the belt and magnets operate as a unified whole. The belt is wrapped around an oil filter and held in place via the attraction between the magnets and the metal oil filter can. No additional securing mechanism is needed. The belt may be wrapped around oil filters of various sizes with no need for any alterations.01-05-2012
20120000051Flip ladder with tray and method - A climbing apparatus that rests on a surface includes a flip ladder that can move between a straight configuration and a stepladder configuration. The apparatus includes a tray having a plane attached to the flip ladder that moves with the flip ladder between the straight configuration where the tray plane is essentially parallel with the ladder in a stowed position and a stepladder configuration where the tray plane is essentially parallel with the surface in an open position. A method for climbing includes the steps of moving a flip ladder between a straight configuration and a stepladder configuration. There is the step of moving a tray having a plane attached to the flip ladder from a stowed position where the tray plane is essentially parallel with the ladder to an opened position where the tray plane is essentially parallel with the surface. There is the step of moving the flip ladder from the stepladder configuration to the straight configuration which causes the tray to move automatically into the stowed position.01-05-2012
20120000055CLOSURE FOR A VESSEL01-05-2012
20120060342ADJUSTING A POSITION OF A HEATING WIRE WITHIN A BREATHING CIRCUIT - A wire adjuster for adjusting a position of an element within a limb of a breathing circuit. The wire adjuster comprises an interior wall engaging portion configured for engaging a surrounding interior wall of said limb and an element receiving portion coupled with the interior wall engaging portion, wherein the element receiving portion is configured for releasably securing the element as the wire adjuster is movably engaging with the surrounding interior wall, such that the wire adjuster can be used to selectively locate an element within the limb of the breathing circuit.03-15-2012
20110154645APPARATUS FOR FORMING A KINEMATIC COUPLING AND RELATED METHODS - In one aspect, an apparatus for use in forming a kinematic coupling having at least one component including a plate adapted for carrying a plurality of bearing elements comprises a template including a plurality of supports adapted for engaging and assisting in aligning the plurality of bearing elements relative to the plate of the component. The template may be used in forming either a top or base of the kinematic coupling. The top may further be adapted to be inverted relative to the base, which may also include bearing elements for receiving bearing elements associated with the top. Related methods are also disclosed.06-30-2011
20110154644INSTALLATION METHOD OF EQUIPMENT, ANCHOR MEMBER SUPPORTING MECHANISM, AND ANCHOR BOLT UNIT - Efficiency of installation work of equipment such as an ECCS pump is enhanced. In an installation method of equipment, a pit can unit in which an upper side frame, a pit can, various reinforcing steels including vertical reinforcing bars reinforcing the above from a periphery, and an anchor plate supporting mechanism are integrated is manufactured in advance, and the pit can unit is placed on an MMR via a lower side frame. Further, an anchor bolt unit is disposed on the anchor plate supporting mechanism after primary concrete is deposited, a relative positional relationship of respective foundation bolts relative to the pit can is corrected by using a template, and secondary concrete is deposited under the state in which the positional relationship is corrected. After that, the ECCS pump is carried into the pit can, and an installation of the ECCS pump is completed by fixing the carried ECCS pump through the respective foundation bolts of which bottom sides are embedded.06-30-2011
20110154643CABLE SPLINT - A device used to secure a section of cable while one or more fiber is broken out from the cable. The device includes spaced apart clamp assemblies that hold a cable during the splicing process to protect the fairly delicate fibers within the sheathing. The disclosure also relates to a method of splicing using a clamp assembly.06-30-2011
20110154642CRANE HOOK BLOCK - A method of assembling a hook block for a crane includes: providing a sheave housing containing a plurality of sheaves with a pivotal connection link secured to the top of the sheave housing, the sheave housing including extended portions each with a hole therethrough and a housing frame positioned below the plurality of sheaves, the housing frame having a locking surface; placing a cross beam on its side, the cross beam having stabilizing feet resting on the ground; positioning the extended portions of the sheave housing within a plurality of brackets of the cross beam, each bracket with a hole therethrough; aligning the holes of the extended portions of the sheave housing with the holes of the brackets; inserting a shaft through the aligned holes; securing a cap to an end of the shaft to resist lateral movement relative to the holes; and inserting a locking bar between the locking surface of the housing frame and a surface of a bracket of the cross beam, to resist relative movement between the sheave housing and the cross beam during further assembly.06-30-2011
20110154641ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER MANUFACTURING - Described herein are transducers and their fabrication. The transducers convert between mechanical and electrical energy. Some transducers of the present invention include a pre-strained polymer. The pre-strain improves the conversion between electrical and mechanical energy. The present invention provides methods for fabricating electromechanical devices including one or more electroactive polymers.06-30-2011
20110154637Assembling Method and Structure of Optical Disc Drive - An assembling structure of an optical disc drive is provided to comprise a chassis, for supporting a tray, wherein the tray is used for loading and unloading an optical disc, and the chassis has an assembling recess horizontally disposed at side of the chassis and positioned under the tray; a top cover, having an assembling element accommodated in the assembling recess of the chassis; and a bottom cover, positioned under the chassis and assembled to the top cover.06-30-2011
20110154636Method for Installation of Gravity Installed Anchor and Mooring Assembly - Apparatus and method of placement of gravity installed anchors in offshore environments, for the mooring of structures thereto In the preferred embodiment, a gravity installed anchor has an outwardly extending load arm, which is preferably rotatable around the longitudinal axis of the anchor A load line is attached to the load arm, and a subsea connector is attached to the distal end of the load line The subsea connector is held in a staging device, which rests on the seabed and supports the subsea connector in a desired position to facilitate subsea connection thereto A deployment/recovery line is attached to the rearward end of the gravity installed anchor This gravity installed anchor and mooring assembly is lowered from the installation vessel on a lowering line, by a release hook on the end of the lowering line engaging the deployment/recovery line.06-30-2011
20110154635METHODS AND EQUIPMENT FOR ASSEMBLING TRIPLE-PANE INSULATING GLASS UNITS - Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and equipment for automatically assembling three panes of glass and corresponding spacers so that air or other gas can be injected into the two between-pane spaces. The equipment can receive two glass panes that each have spacers coupled to one of their major surfaces, along with a third glass pane having no spacer coupled to its major surfaces, and can assemble the three glass panes into a “teepee” configuration in which the two spacers each contact two of the glass panes along a common edge of the glass panes. Preferred equipment can receive a glass pane in a first orientation and rotate the glass pane 180° to a second orientation in which the glass pane's two major surfaces face opposite directions from the first orientation. Such preferred equipment can then receive a two-pane teepee from a previous piece of equipment and can add the “flipped” single glass pane to the teepee to create a three-pane teepee.06-30-2011
20110154640CATHETER AND INTRODUCER CATHETER HAVING TORQUE TRANSFER LAYER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - The instant invention relates generally to catheters and to introducer catheters used to help deliver catheters or other medical devices to locations within the human body. In particular, the instant invention relates to large diameter catheters and introducer catheters having a torque transfer layer that includes at least two flat wires braided into a wire mesh. The flat wires have a width of at least about 0.007 inches and a depth of at least about 0.003 inches. The lumen diameter of the catheter is at least about 6 French. The torque transfer layer provides increased strength, flexibility, and kink resistance.06-30-2011
20120005875METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE PROTECTION - A method for protecting a semiconductor device is disclosed that can improve reliability of a performance test for the semiconductor device and prevent damage to the semiconductor device during transportation or packaging for shipment. An IC cover is attached to the semiconductor device, which has height unevenness because it includes semiconductor chips and electric parts having different heights. The IC cover includes projecting portions and a base portion. After being attached to the semiconductor device, the projecting portions stand in a free area in the semiconductor device, and the base portion is supported by the projections to be separated from the semiconductor chips and electric parts in the semiconductor device. The IC cover is detachably attached to the semiconductor device.01-12-2012
20120005874VEHICLE SEAT FRAME AND METHOD - A vehicle seat frame provides a tilting feature for tilting the seat cushion. The frame includes side brackets (01-12-2012
20120005873MOCK SHOWER DRAIN AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A method for preparing a shower area to receive an integrated bonding flange drain prior to installing the integrated bonding flange drain comprises: ensuring that suitable plumbing exists below a subfloor of the shower area to accommodate the integrated bonding flange drain, the plumbing including at least a drain fitting operable to mate with a lower section of the integrated bonding flange drain; ensuring that a suitable opening is formed in the subfloor through which the integrated bonding flange drain can be disposed when accommodated by the plumbing; temporarily installing within the drain fitting a lower section of a mock drain; and orienting an upper section of the mock drain such that an uppermost section of the mock drain is elevated at least as high as to be substantially flush with the subfloor of the shower area when the lower section of the mock drain is mated with the drain fitting.01-12-2012
20120011698Method of Producing a Composite Body - A method of producing a composite body, such as a gear wheel or torsional vibration damper, including a radially inner hub body provided with outer profiles, a surrounding outer body provided with inner profiles, and an intermediate layer of synthetic resin material which connects the outer profiles of the hub body with the inner profiles of the outer body; the hub body being with an inner contour adapted to mount the composite body on a shaft.01-19-2012
20120011697Method for Manufacturing a Liquid-Tight Slide Fastener - A liquid-tight slide fastener, wherein a pair of right and left coil-like coupling element rows, through which a core thread is respectively passed, is attached by sewing along opposing side edges of a pair of right and left fastener tapes, the fastener tapes having a liquid-tight layer on one surface thereof, and the core thread is coated with a water repellent agent or oil repellent agent. Consequently, even if water or oil invades into a space portion in the coupling element rows through a joint portion in the liquid-tight slide fastener, the core thread repels the water or oil, thereby blocking a further invasion of water or oil, and exerting excellent water repellency or oil repellency without provision of a water stop flap.01-19-2012
20120011694METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING ALARM SYSTEMS AND DOOR LOCKS - A method and apparatus for marking positions for burglar alarm sensor elements on a door, the door attached to a frame having a header including comprising the steps of providing a marking apparatus the marking apparatus including an arm, a positioning member with a longitudinal centerline attached to the arm, and punch point attached to the positioning member, the punch point being aligned with the longitudinal centerline of the positioning member; at least partially opening the door; placing the positioning member in a hole in the header and closing the door; while the door is closed causing the positioning member to make a mark on the top of the door; and opening the door and removing the positioning member from the hole in the header; and causing an opening to be made in the door at the location of the mark.01-19-2012
20120011696MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR COMPONENTS - A manufacturing apparatus (01-19-2012
20120011695WIPER ARM ASSEMBLY HAVING A LOCKING MEMBER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A wiper arm assembly and method of assembly thereof includes a mounting head and a wiper arm configured for relative rotation during assembly from a disassembled position to a shipping position, wherein the wiper arm and mounting head are locked against rotation toward the disassembled position once in the shipping position. The mounting head and wiper arm have locking surfaces configured for locked engagement with one another while in the shipping position. The locking surfaces are brought into engagement with one another by a force imparted by a spring while rotating the mounting head relative to the wiper arm from the disassembled position toward the shipping position. When in the shipping position, the locking surfaces confront each other and prevent the mounting head and the wiper arm from rotating back toward the disassembled position from the shipping position.01-19-2012
20120011693Agile manufacturing apparatus and method for high throughput - A method, apparatus and computer program product are present for performing a manufacturing procedure. A component may be positioned in a work area. A plurality of groups of robots may be operated in parallel and robots of each group of robots of the plurality of groups of robots may be operated in synchronism for performing a plurality of manufacturing operations at a plurality of locations on the component.01-19-2012
20090320264DISPOSABLE KEG WITH A DISPOSABLE FITTING AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME, WHICH KEG IS CONFIGURED TO CONTAIN A BEVERAGE SUCH AS MINERAL WATER, TABLE WATER, BEER, OR A SIMILAR BEVERAGE, THE FITTING BEING HELD ONTO A NECK OF THE KEG BY WELDING OR BY DEFORMATION OF A SHRINKABLE SLEEVE - A disposable keg with a disposable fitting and method of making same, which keg is configured to contain a beverage such as mineral water, table water, beer, or a similar beverage, the fitting being held onto a neck of the keg by welding or by deformation of a shrinkable sleeve. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(12-31-2009
20100192352INK JET INK CARTRIDGE WITH VENTED WICK - A method for assembling an ink cartridge, the method includes the steps of providing a reservoir body having a fluid discharge port including a rim; inserting a wick in the discharge port; providing an opening that is bounded by the rim; inserting a capillary media into the reservoir body and the capillary media contacts a portion on the wick; affixing a lid to the reservoir body and the lid includes a hole and an air vent; injecting ink into the capillary through the hole in the lid; wherein a vent path is formed extending from the opening, along at least a side of the capillary media and to the air vent in the lid.08-05-2010
20120110823SMOOTH LINEAR SEPARATION DEVICE BETWEEN A FIRST PART AND A SECOND PART - A device for smooth linear separation between a first part and a second part. The first part is linearly connected to the second part. The device includes a heat source applied onto the first part that applies a heat stimulus to the first part so as to separate the first part from the second part by thermal deformation of the first part.05-10-2012
20120110821GAS TURBINE ENGINE AUXILIARY COMPONENT MOUNT - A method of installing a bracket to an engine casing of a gas turbine engine includes attaching a first mount segment of a first bracket to an auxiliary component and attaching a second mount segment of the first bracket to the engine casing. In one exemplary embodiment, the method can include attaching a second bracket to the auxiliary component on an opposite side of the auxiliary component from the first bracket.05-10-2012
20120110820QUASI NON-CRITICAL PHASE MATCHED AND CONTRA-PHASE MATCHED STRUCTURES - Adhesive-free bond non-linear optical (NLO) components, devices and systems including one or more engineered quasi non-critical phase matched or contra-phase matched NLO crystal doublets. Such systems and devices advantageously increase the efficiency of NLO frequency conversion and improve beam quality. Devices are applicable to any uniaxial and biaxial NLO crystals in a wide range of wavelengths, e.g., from far ultraviolet to visible to far infrared. Devices employing engineered AFB NLO components according to certain embodiments include any conventional frequency converting architectures. Systems and methods are also provided to unambiguously determine and correct walk-off for any arbitrary uniaxial and biaxial crystal orientation.05-10-2012
20120204407System and Method for Mounting Different Types of Infant Carriers on a Support Structure - A system and method are provided for detachably mounting different types of infant carriers on a support structure. The system includes a mounting platform provided on a frame of the support structure. The mounting platform includes a first and second coupling structure. The first coupling structure is adapted to engage with a first fastener structure of a first infant carrier, whereas the second coupling structure is adapted to engage with a second fastener structure of a second infant carrier. The mounting platform also includes a rotary support base that can be rotated relative to the frame between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the support base enables engagement of the first coupling structure with the first fastener structure. In the second position, the support structure enables engagement of the second coupling structure with the second fastener structure.08-16-2012
20120204403ELEVATOR GAP BLOCKING DEVICE - Devices and methods for blocking a gap between an elevator cab and a landing platform to prevent objects falling into the elevator shaft when the cab is adjacent the landing platform and any doors therebetween are open. A plurality of bristles is attached to the cab substantially adjacent the floor or sides of the cab and extending substantially perpendicular to the exterior of the cab to impede passage of objects through the gap. The device comprises a plurality of bristles attached to a frame and optionally secured to the frame by a bristle assembly. The device includes means for fastening to the elevator cab so that the bristles are adjacent and substantially planar to the floor or sides of the cab. The devices and methods thus provide easier retrieval of items dropped over the gap and provide a visual cue to deter disposal of detritus or debris through the gap.08-16-2012
20120204406METHOD FOR ATTACHING AT LEAST ONE CONNECTING PART ON A WORKPIECE - A method for attaching at least one connection part on a workpiece comprises the steps of: providing a premounted contact-making unit including a first attachment element and a holding unit on which the first attachment element is held rotatable relative to the holding unit; inserting at least one connection part into the holding unit so that the connection part makes contact with the first attachment element; and connecting the first attachment element to a second attachment element which is secured to the workpiece.08-16-2012
20120204404METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-DISPLAY DEVICE - A method for manufacturing a multi-display device by arranging adjacently a plurality of liquid crystal display panels includes: cutting the liquid crystal display panels along at least one edge to remove portions of the liquid crystal display panels respectively; arranging and fixing the liquid crystal display panels, in a state that a portion of the liquid crystal display panels is turned over, such that the cut edges face one another; removing a polarizer attached to a side of the liquid crystal display panel which will be turned over; and attaching a polarizer, which is of the same kind as a polarizer originally attached to the opposite side, to the side of the liquid crystal display panel from which the polarizer has been removed.08-16-2012
20120204402METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURE OF COVERED STENTS - The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus (08-16-2012
20120204400System and method for replacing rechargeable batteries - A system and method for replacing rechargeable batteries is disclosed. The method comprises providing a battery recharging device having at least two battery recharging locations including at least one open/unoccupied battery recharging location. The rechargeable battery is secured from removal from the battery recharging location until such time as a second rechargeable battery is inserted into a second unoccupied battery recharging location.08-16-2012
20120204405MEDICAL CANISTER CONNECTORS - A medical canister connector is presented for connecting to a medical canister, which has a patient port and a reduced-pressure port. The medical canister connector includes a first connection member that is coupled to a patient-port-attachment member, which is for coupling to a patient port on a medical canister and has a patient-port opening with a first longitudinal axis. The medical canister connector also includes a second connection member coupled to a reduced-pressure-port-attachment member, which is for coupling to a reduced-pressure port on the medical canister and has a reduced-pressure-port opening with a second longitudinal axis. A spacing member or pressure transport member may be used to couple the first connection member to the second connection member. The spacing member or transport member flexes and twists during connection. The medical canister connector may also help organize one or more pressure-sensing conduits. Methods are also presented.08-16-2012
20120060343Method of engaging pieces and parts of toy systems - A method of attaching a piece having an opening onto a part in a toy system by positioning the part adjacent the opening, pushing on the part inserting it into the opening, and releasing the part allowing the piece to be picked up by and retained on the part. In a toy system in which the part is an upper one of two generally elongated parts, the other being a lower part, that telescope axially against a bias, the biased apart parts are positioned adjacent the opening with the lower part proximate and pointed toward the opening and the upper part away from the opening. Pushing on the upper part telescopes it against the bias over the lower part and inserts the upper part into the opening. Releasing the parts allows the bias to move the parts apart with the piece picked up by and retained on the upper part.03-15-2012
20120151740Unknown - The method comprises the following steps for each of the reinforcing bands: a) anchoring a first zone (06-21-2012
20110072631METHOD OF INSTALLING A PHOTOVOLTAIC STRUCTURE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING A PHOTOVOLTAIC STRUCTURE MOUNTING SYSTEM HAVING A SLIDER CLIP - Described herein is a mounting system and slider clips that support simplified installation of photovoltaic structures. The mounting system comprises a support structure which can be mounted to support columns via an optional tilt table. The support structure comprises a plurality of parallel spaced beams and a plurality of parallel spaced rails that are mounted approximately perpendicular to the beams. Disclosed embodiments describe a collapsible support structure in which the rails are pivotally mounted to the beams. Rails are preassembled with prefabricated slider clips for holding edge portions of the photovoltaic structures. Rails can also be integrally formed with slider clips. Described herein are also methods of installing one or more photovoltaic structures using the mounting system and methods for manufacturing slider clips and a photovoltaic structure mounting system.03-31-2011
20120151736IMPLANT INSERTION DEVICE LOADING STATION - A loading station for loading an implant into an insertion device comprises two holders. Each holder is adapted to receive an endplate of the implant, e.g., in a slot of the holder. The loading station may include a distraction block that is disposed on or integrated within one of the holders. The distraction block is adapted to receive the distal ends of the blades of the insertion device, and maintain the insertion device in a particular position. The distraction block is configured to distract the blades from each other, so that the user may insert the implant into the insertion device. Alternatively, each holder of the loading station may have recess guides to receive the blades of the insertion device, and separate the blades from each other as the insertion device is pushed towards the loading station.06-21-2012
20120151741PIVOT BEARING - A pivot bearing includes a spherical bearing body and a single-piece bearing shell. The bearing shell encloses the bearing body at least partially and creates a clearance fit between the bearing body and the bearing shell which clearance fit permits a degree of articulated freedom of the pivot bearing. The single-piece bearing shell includes a radial slot based on a wall thickness of the bearing shell and has at least one contoured bulge. At least one push-in element has a part shape corresponding to the bulge such that the part shape of the push-in element has a defined oversize with respect to the bulge of the slot. The oversize indicates a predetermined clearance fit between the bearing body and the bearing shell that defines a bearing play when the push-in element is mounted in the slot.06-21-2012
20120151738FORMING AN INK TANK WITH CAPILLARY BREATHER - A method for forming an ink tank for an inkjet printhead, the method includes providing a housing including a back wall, a side wall extending from the back wall, and an ink supply port for providing ink to the inkjet printhead; providing a convex-shaped flexible wall including a peripheral bonding region; inserting a first capillary member into the housing, the first capillary member including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; inserting a spring into the housing such that a first portion of the spring contacts the back wall; affixing the peripheral bonding region of the flexible wall to an edge of the side wall of the housing to form a reservoir for holding ink; removing air from the reservoir such that the flexible wall is drawn toward the back wall; and adding liquid ink to the reservoir such that the liquid ink contacts the first surface of the first capillary member and such that air from outside the housing contacts the second surface of the first capillary member.06-21-2012
20120151737GAME HANGING APPARATUS AND METHOD TO HANG A BODY FOR DISPLAY - An apparatus to hang a game trophy on a support structure and to facilitate adjustment of the orientation of the game trophy relative to the support structure comprising a first member, having a dog and a protruding peg with an enlarged head, and a saddle portion adjacent to the enlarged head, and a second member having a bay opening, a bay, a recess adjacent to the bay opening, and a plurality of generally adjacent dog recesses. A method of hanging a game trophy comprises receiving the enlarged head of the peg through the bay opening to align the saddle portion of the first member with the throat of the bay of the second member, and by then receiving the dog into an aligned dog recess of the second member to releasably couple the second member to the first member.06-21-2012
20130008008Keyless Insertion Locking System and Method - The present invention, in a non-limiting example embodiment provides a locking apparatus and method for securing locking hardware without the use of a key. In an example embodiment, the apparatus comprises at least a keyless insertion rotatable disk-style, barrel locking apparatus that, in a locked state can be inserted into a securing device without first unlocking, and then, thereafter, locking after insertion. In a nonlimiting example embodiment, unlocking and re-locking requires a key. The present invention, in an example embodiment, also provides features that allow the locking apparatus to enter and exit multiple apertures without requiring a key.01-10-2013
20120151739Radiation Shield Support System and Method - Disclosed herein is new and improved system and method for supporting radiation shields. The system may include a first frame subassembly, a second frame assembly, and a quick disconnect. The first frame sub assembly may include an upper partial ring support, a lower partial ring support, and a plurality of vertical supports. The second frame sub assembly may include an upper partial ring support, a lower partial ring support, and a plurality of vertical supports. The second frame subassembly may have a ring hole. The quick disconnect may include a plug and a bolt. The plug may be permanently affixed to the first frame subassembly, and the bolt may be configured to pass through the ring hole and the plug hole in order to removably secure the first frame subassembly to the second frame subassembly.06-21-2012
20110094082Structure of a Golf Club Head or Other Ball Striking Device - Ball striking devices, such as golf club heads (including putter heads), have a high moment of inertia about their center, to help prevent twisting and mis-hits, particularly when the ball striking device hits the ball at a somewhat off-center position. The ball striking head of the ball striking device may be structured and/or weighted (optionally with separately attachable weight elements) to have a moment of inertia about a center of the ball striking surface of at least 10,000 g/cm04-28-2011
20110094081Uninsulated section suitable for producing insulated sections for thermal break window and door frames and associated method of assembly - An uninsulated section comprising a first section element and a second section element is described; the first section element comprises a first cavity for housing a portion of a first heat-insulating body and a second cavity for housing a portion of a second heat-insulating body; the second section element comprises a third cavity for housing another portion of the first heat-insulating body and a fourth cavity for housing another portion of the second heat-insulating body. The uninsulated section also comprises a partition connecting the first section element and the second section element. Advantageously, the partition may be situated between the first and the second cavity and between the third and the fourth cavity.04-28-2011
20110094080BAR SOAP SUPPORT MAT - The bar soap support mat supports a bar of soap above a supporting sub-surface. The mat is fabricated from synthetic strands configured in random direction loop configurations forming interstices therebetween. This construction allows water to filter away from the soap and ambient air to flow around the soap bar, thereby enabling the soap to stay dry. Moisture and impurities are drained through the mat, thereby inhibiting the formation of scum on the soap bar and sub-surface. Rinsing with warm water can easily clean the mat.04-28-2011
20120117781METHOD OF ATTACHING A STADIUM CHAIR TO A BLEACHER - The present invention relates to a method of attaching a stadium chair, formed by a seat back and a seat portion having first and second support members, to a bleacher including an upper seating surface supported by a frame member and having a front face. The method includes the steps of positioning the stadium chair on the upper seating surface of the bleacher such that a seat portion support member is in close proximity to the frame member; securing the stadium chair to the front face of the bleacher by engaging a bracket carried by the stadium chair with the front face of the bleacher; and coupling a bleacher attachment device carried by the stadium chair to the bleacher, such that the stadium chair may be secured to the bleacher by the bleacher attachment device when the frame member of the bleacher forms an attachment obstruction.05-17-2012
20120117779MACHINE TOOL ASSEMBLING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING MACHINE TOOL USING MACHINE TOOL ASSEMBLING APPARATUS - A machine tool assembling apparatus and a method of assembling a machine tool using the machine tool assembling apparatus are provided. The machine tool assembling apparatus includes a table, a first support mechanism having an arm which is swingable toward and away from the table, and a second support mechanism. The first support mechanism is disposed between the table and the second support mechanism. The first support mechanism is rotated to bring the arm into facing relation to either the table or the second support mechanism.05-17-2012
20120117778PASSIVE MATTRESS SPINNER - A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress. Covers with slick surfaces are selectively placed in engagement with each other between the mattress and the box spring or platform. One cover is provided with a slick and non-slick surface. The other cover may be the same as the first cover or may have slick surfaces on two sides. In an alternate embodiment of the invention, one cover may is a protective cover that encapsulates the entire mattress. In another alternate embodiment, one cover cooperates with a slick surface that is integrally provided on one or the other of the mattress or box spring or platform. In yet another alternate embodiment of the invention, slick surfaces are provided on both the mattress and the box spring or platform. The mattress is secured relative to the box spring or platform by removable fasteners in a normal mode of operation.05-17-2012
20120117777METHODS OF CUTTING AND INSTALLING CARPET TILES - Methods of cutting and installing carpet tiles in, among other applications, mass transit vehicles, particularly including aircraft. In some embodiments, the tile lengths in an installation are the same and the tile widths are customized to a particular section of the aircraft or other vehicle in which they are installed.05-17-2012
20120117776FABRIC SLIP COVERING ACCESSORY FOR DISPOSABLE BABY WIPES CASE - A design and method of manufacture of decorative fabric covers for baby wipe cases, whereby the wipe cases are easily placed on and removed from the plastic wipe cases for cleaning purposes, and whereby the fabric cover is designed and manufactured to attach to the plastic wipe case tab opening, thereby making the fabric cover more useful, convenient, used as the wipe case manufacturer intended, and easier to open. Additionally, there is an option to attach additional pieces of fabric with a separate closure method that forms a storage pocket or strap to hold additional personal items.05-17-2012
20110088240TREE STEP SYSTEM - A tree step system 04-21-2011
20110088239Push Lock Pipe Connection System - A pipe for connecting to a similar adjacent pipe. The pipe has a female end with a plurality of rigid fingers extending into the space within the female end. The plurality of rigid fingers extends from at least one interior circumferential groove on the interior surface of the female end. On the male end of the pipe there is at least one exterior circumferential groove that is sized and positioned to receive the plurality of rigid fingers from a corresponding interior circumferential groove on the female end of an adjacent pipe. The number of interior circumferential grooves on the female end with the plurality of rigid fingers extending from them typically corresponds to the number of exterior circumferential grooves on the male end. When the male end of a similar adjacent pipe is inserted into the female end of the pipe, the plurality of rigid fingers is received within the corresponding exterior circumferential groove on the male end, thereby preventing the male end of the similar adjacent pipe from being withdrawn from the female end of the pipe.04-21-2011
20110088238Method of Manufacturing a Base - A method of manufacturing a base includes the following steps. First, a plate is provided. Next, the plate is machined to form a bottom frame. The bottom frame has a bottom portion and a plurality of side walls disposed at the bottom portion. Next, whether the bottom frame is designed for being assembled to a first display panel or a second display panel is determined. The size of the first display panel is different from that of the second display panel. Next, if the bottom frame is designed for being assembled to the first display panel, a pad is formed on the bottom portion of the bottom frame such that a first base is formed. Next, if the bottom frame is designed for being assembled to the second display panel, the bottom portion is punched to form a plurality of barricades such that a second base is formed.04-21-2011
20120117780REFRACTORY METAL POTS - In accordance with various embodiments, plates are formed via a plurality of upset-forging and forging-back cycles followed by a plurality of rolling passes.05-17-2012
20100293773MOLDING INSTALLATION METHOD AND DEVICE - A device capable of smoothly, easily and automatically installing a molding on a door panel for an automobile is provided and includes a molding installation jig and a dynamic sensor located between a jig body and an arm. The dynamic sensor is designed to detect a force applied from the molding installation jig to the molding. A finger is supported on a side of the jig body to contact and hold an end section of the molding. Three suction pads, which communicate with a vacuum device, are provided on a surface of the jig body at equal intervals. A pair of brackets having a C-shaped cross section are provided on a side surface of the jig body, which is perpendicular to the surface on which the suction pads are provided. A first roller, a second roller, and a third roller 11-25-2010
20110179626METHOD FOR INSTALLING A DOME-SHAPED PRESSURE BULKHEAD IN A REAR SECTION OF AN AIRCRAFT, AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - The invention relates to a method for installing an especially dome-shaped pressure bulkhead on a one-piece, substantially conical rear section for an aircraft, wherein said rear section comprises a connection area and an end area, comprising the steps: 07-28-2011
20110179624ANIMATED ASSEMBLY SYSTEM - A method for assembling furniture provided in an unassembled kit is provided. A 3D inventory of parts of an unassembled kit of furniture from assembly instructions is displayed on an electronic display. A plurality of 3D animated steps for assembling the furniture is then displayed. The steps are displayed according to respective time periods for completing the respective steps according to an average assembler's assembly ability.07-28-2011
20110179622Reusable Temporary Aircraft Traffic Safety Markers - The present embodiment relates to a temporary, portable marker system for directing aircraft traffic while in the air or on the ground. It relates to a marker or markers that have a predetermined shape that conveys information to air or ground traffic, such as an “X”, a “Rectangle”, a “Chevron” or a series or combination thereof, and being sized at least large enough so as to be seen by air or ground traffic. The marker is displayed on a generally horizontal surface in a generally horizontal fashion and may include elements for receiving various fasteners to permit the marker to be strapped to anchors in the ground or other generally horizontal surface which is off of the expected aircraft traveled surface in such a manner as to secure the marker(s) and maintain the marker(s) shape.07-28-2011
20120124802ARMORED HULL - A hull for an armored vehicle is provided, comprising a set of panels constituting portions of the hull, and having a passenger cabin with an interior defined by at least some of the panels. The panels are attached to one another via a plurality of bolts. The hull comprises one or more preventing arrangements for preventing the bolts from reaching the interior of the passenger cabin in an event that they become secondary projectiles.05-24-2012
20120124805METHOD FOR MAKING JOINTS BETWEEN SHEET FORMED MEMBERS AND AN APPARATUS FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD - Method and apparatus for joining superimposed sheet formed material with an intermediate layer of adhesive together by means of gluing in combination with clinching, at which a tool comprising a first and a second co-axial tool parts, co-operate for producing said joint, said first tool part comprising a punch (05-24-2012
20120124810PISTON MOVEMENT CONTROL FOR PREPARATIVE CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMN - In an axial-flow preparative chromatography column that contains a piston, commonly termed an adaptor, that is lowered over the top of the resin, the ability to lower the piston in a controlled manner to minimize the chances of damage to the resin is achieved by use of an aperture either in the piston head itself or in a compound bolt that secures the upper column frit to the piston head. The aperture is closed with a removable plug during storage and use of the piston head and column. During packing of the bed, however, the plug is replaced by a graduated rod operating as a dipstick to allow the operator to determine the distance between the bottom face of the piston head and the upper surface of the column packing.05-24-2012
20120124809QUICKLY REPLACEABLE PROCESSING-LASER MODULES AND SUBASSEMBLIES - Pre-aligned, kinematically mounted modules including processing lasers, beam trains, and individually calibrated control beams are quickly and easily replaced on subassembly bases with minimal in situ alignment, and can maintain working-spot position to micron tolerances over ambient temperature variations of ±10° C. Subassembly bases, with features for kinematically mating to a plurality of pre-aligned laser modules and to a platform base incorporated in the laser processing tool, enable multi-module subassemblies to be quickly replaced with spare subassemblies of the same type, or swapped for subassemblies of a different type. The mating features and reversible locks are designed to mitigate thermal effects that are often a dominant cause of alignment drift in processing lasers.05-24-2012
20120124808METHOD FOR REDUCING THE INSTALLATION TIME FOR A SUPPLY CHANNEL - A method is introduced for reducing the installation time for a supply channel on a first retaining structure in an aircraft. The method includes, but is not limited to pre-wiring a stowage compartment outside of the aircraft, installing a supply channel unit in the aircraft at a standardized installation position predefined by the first retaining structure. Standardizing the installation steps in this way makes numerous advantages possible, including a reduction in the installation time of the passenger supply channel within the framework of a final assembly of cabin components.05-24-2012
20120124807METHOD FOR REEVING AN ELEVATOR, ROPE REEL AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING AN OVERSPEED GOVERNOR ROPE OR A TRAILING CABLE - Method for reeving an elevator, wherein the ends of at least one hoisting rope of an elevator are guided to their fixing points and fixed thereto, the hoisting means of a hoisting device is fixed to a first lifting point, which is at the first end of the rope or at a distance from the first end, and is also fixed to a second lifting point of the hoisting rope, which is at the second end of the aforementioned rope or at a distance from the second end, the rope is lifted in the elevator hoistway by lifting the rope with the hoisting device from the first lifting point and the second lifting point until the first lifting point and the second lifting point are in the top part of the elevator hoistway, and the first and second ends of the rope are guided to their fixing points, and fixed.05-24-2012
20120124806CAGE IN AN MRD WITH A FASTENING/ATTENUATING SYSTEM - Methods of fastening a cage with a fastening system in an MRD. One method includes: assembling: a plurality of pole pieces; a plurality of side magnets, the side magnets substantially enclosing the pole pieces and thereby defining a magnetic envelope and enclosed volume therein; a plurality of side walls, the side walls substantially enclosing the side magnets; a plurality of face walls and a plurality of fastening rods; and passing a plurality of fastening rods through at least one of the side magnets and at least one of the pole pieces and fastening them in an effective measure, such that the rods physically interconnects at least one pair of side walls.05-24-2012
20120124804SLIP ON GROOVE COUPLING WITH MULTIPLE SEALING GASKET - Methods, gaskets, and couplings for connecting two pipes are disclosed. One embodiment of the method includes the steps of placing the assembled coupling over one end of a pipe, aligning the second pipe with the first pipe, sliding the coupling off the end of the first pipe so that a portion of the coupling is around each pipe, and securing the coupling.05-24-2012
20120159765COMPOSITE BUILDING AND PANEL SYSTEMS - A building panel structure is disclosed, in which building panels are used to form a structure. A building panel is disclosed which includes a core and a coating applied over the core. In some embodiments the core consists of a frame and one or more than one insulating structural block. The insulating structural blocks can be encapsulated polystyrene (EPS) foam blocks. In some embodiments the coating includes an inner scratch layer and an outer main brown layer. The inner scratch layer can be formed of at least two layers. The outer main brown layer can include a fiberglass mesh embedded into the outer main brown layer. A method of forming a building panel is disclosed which includes forming a core using a frame and one or more blocks, applying an inner scratch layer to the core, and applying an outer main brown layer over the inner scratch layer.06-28-2012
20120159764HEADER OBSERVATION MIRROR ON COMBINE CAB - Disclosed is a method of mating a feederhouse of a combine vehicle with a harvesting header using an observation mirror mounted near an operator's cab of the combine vehicle. The mirror is oriented such that a reflection of a forward part of a feeder house is visible to an operator of the combine vehicle is visible to the operator while in the operator's cab. The combine vehicle is then driven towards the harvesting header while the operator observes the relative position of the feederhouse and a pick-up header on the harvesting header to guide the combine vehicle into position to mate with the harvesting header.06-28-2012
20120124811Method for Manufacturing a Sitting Orthosis from a Representation of the Contact Surface of the Sitting Orthosis, and a Sitting Orthosis Manufactured in Such a Manner - The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a sitting orthosis, which is provided with a contact surface where the user of the sitting orthosis makes contact with the sitting orthosis, from a representation of the contact surface of the sitting orthosis. The method comprises of manufacturing a shell part on the basis of the representation of the contact surface by machining processable material under the control of the representation of the contact surface of the sitting orthosis; and arranging a covering layer on the thus obtained shell part. The invention also relates to a sitting orthosis. The sitting orthosis comprises a contact surface where the user of the sitting orthosis makes contact with the sitting orthosis, wherein the sitting orthosis is assembled from a shell part of a material processable by machining and wherein at least the contact surface is provided with a covering layer.05-24-2012
20120159762METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING A RACQUET SAFETY CORD - A method and apparatus for quickly and easily installing a safety cord in the butt of a racquet, without damaging the safety cord, includes a handle and an elongate structure having a loop for engaging the safety cord.06-28-2012
20120210553High Capacity Suction Cup and Method - The embodiment of this invention is a high capacity vacuum suction cup that is very light in weight and can hold up a very heavy load. The light weight construction includes a radial laminated, flexible Kevlar® fabric suction cup reinforced with a rigid outskirt ring. The hoist ring attachment assembly is optimally sized for grabbing the cup but not breaking the cup fabric under minimum weight constraint. The suction cup utilizes a gum material sealer ring to seal vacuum on unsmooth but nonporous surface. The suction cup has a vacuum hose attachment nozzle that allows hooking up of external vacuum hose. A typical high capacity suction cup of this invention weighs about five pounds and can hold up more than 2,500 pounds of load.08-23-2012
20100205796METHOD TO ASSEMBLE WASH LIQUID SPRAY NOZZLES FOR A PULP MAT - A method to assemble a nozzle-fastener assembly including: inserting a hollow stem through a wash liquid direction device; inserting the hollow stem through a mounting block; positioning an inside surface of the mounting block against a curved surface of a wash liquid distribution pipe and an outside surface of the block against the wash liquid direction device; attaching the nozzle-fastener to an aperture in the pipe such that an inlet to the hollow stem is in fluid communication with a wash liquid passage in the pipe, wherein the stem extends through the mounting block and the wash liquid direction device, and the stem includes a outlet for the wash liquid passing through the hollow stem and to the wash liquid direction device, and wherein the wash liquid direction device and mounting block are held together by the attachment of the nozzle-fastener to the aperture in the wash liquid pipe.08-19-2010
20100205795Folding Stack Plate for Foregrips - Adapter devices, apparatus, systems and methods of allowing a firearm to be supported by a foldable fore grip/gun handle. The fore grip gun handle can have bipod type legs that can be extendable from the handle. The fore grip handle can be just a vertical extension. The adapter can allow for the fore grip/gun handle to move from a fold back position along the bottom of the firearm so that the firearm can be easily carried, and the adapter to can allow for the handle to move down to a vertical support position beneath the firearm when the firearm is to be used. The adapter can also support a light in both a folded position and in a downwardly extended position, where light can be aimed forward, rearward to the side and/or pointed down from the firearm. The adapter can allow for a dual functioning component that can be either or both a fore grip and/or a light source.08-19-2010
20120246910INTEGRATED CONTAINMENT SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention generally provide a containment system having integrated bubble tight-dampers. In another embodiment, the containment system includes an integral auto-scan mechanism disposed in the housing of the containment system so that a filter element, disposed in the housing, may be leak tested without accessing the interior of the housing. In yet another embodiment, a method for testing a filter disposed in a containment system includes challenging an upstream side of a filter element disposed in a housing of the containment system with a test aerosol, and automatically moving a probe disposed within the housing to obtain samples for leak testing.10-04-2012
20090165279CVD SHOWERHEAD ALIGNMENT APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for aligning a CVD showerhead, comprising engaging a showerhead stem clamp with a showerhead stem outside of a process chamber of the CVD system. An alignment fixture is provided, and a plurality of spacer discs are positioned between the showerhead suspended from a top plate of the CVD system and heated platen. Nuts supporting the showerhead to the top plate are loosened, therein permitting the showerhead to move vertically within the process chamber. The process chamber is closed and the top plate is lowered, wherein the showerhead contacts the plurality of spacer discs. The alignment fixture is engaged with the showerhead stem clamp, therein fixing a vertical position of the showerhead with respect to the top plate, and the top plate is raised. The position of the of the showerhead is then fixed with respect to the top plate via a plurality of standoffs, an adjustment bracket, a threaded rod, and a plurality of nuts.07-02-2009
20080276441Tubular assembly and method - A tubular assembly and method for its manufacture is disclosed wherein an internal device is positioned and sealed in-line within a metal tube that is formed by two sections which are spin, inertia, or forge welded together so that the flash produced by the weld flows into the interior tube where the device is placed and the flash seals the device outer wall peripherally to the tube inner wall to form a gas tight seal. In a preferred embodiment the internal device is a gas filter for hydrogen gas.11-13-2008
20120131784PVD TARGET WITH END OF SERVICE LIFE DETECTION CAPABILITY - A method for forming a tube-based detector for signaling when a PVD target is reduced to a predetermined quantity of the PVD target material includes providing a mold member having an inner molding member and an outer molding member defining a space therebetween, melting a desired tube material, injecting the molten tube material into the space between the inner molding member and the outer molding member, cooling the molten tube material, removing the tube from the mold member after the molten tube material has cooled and solidified into a tube, embedding the tube in the physical vapor deposition target, wherein the tube forms an enclosure of the tube-based detector.05-31-2012
20120159761MULTI-CHANNEL FILTER ASSEMBLY AND RELATED APPARATUS AND METHODS - A filter assembly includes a housing and filter elements. The housing includes internal chambers between first and second parallel outside surfaces, fluid inlet bores, and fluid outlet bores. Each internal chamber includes a filter element that partitions the internal chamber into an inlet chamber section and an outlet chamber section. The housing establishes a plurality of fluid flow channels from the inlet bores, through the inlet chamber sections, through the filter elements, through the outlet chamber sections and to the outlet bores, respectively. Each fluid channel includes a transverse fluid flow component in the inlet chamber section and the outlet chamber section. The filter assembly may be loaded into a filtering apparatus such that a plurality of separate fluid flow channels is established through the filter assembly. Fluid may be flowed through two or more of the fluid flow channels, wherein the fluid in each of the two or more fluid flow channels passes through the respective filter element and is filtered thereby.06-28-2012
20100180421Method for manufacturing a club head - A club head manufacture method has steps of: (a) providing a sole base, a crown cover and a striking face plate; (b) assembling a club head; (c) fore-welding the club head; (d) post-welding the club head; and (e) grinding an outer surface of the club head. When the club head is fabricated, the sole base and the crown cover are respectively mounted on the striking face plate and aligned precisely to save the fabricating time of the club head and increase fabricating accuracy. Therefore, the method can save manufacturing cost. Furthermore, it can increase the accuracy and constancy for the manufacturing processes.07-22-2010
20120246909ACCESSORY MAKING DEVICE, ACCESSORY MAKING KIT, AND METHOD FOR MAKING ACCESSORY - An accessory making device (10-04-2012
20120246906COLLAPSIBLE STONE AND CASKET PLAQUE EASEL - A collapsible plaque for holding floral objects is disclosed. The collapsible plaque may be used with a casket or headstone for display of a floral object thereon.10-04-2012
20120246907CANISTER AIR FILTER AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Embodiments for a filter and method for fabricating the same are provide herein. In one embodiment, a filter is provided that includes a first end cap, a second end cap, at least a first filtration media element and at least a first brace. The first end cap has an air flow aperture formed therethrough. The first and second end caps define a central axis. The first filtration media element is coupled to the first and second end caps and has an orientation curved around the central axis. The brace separates a first closed edge of the filtration media element from a second closed edge of the filtration media element.10-04-2012
20100050413SINGLE-REEL TYPE TAPE CARTRIDGE - In a single-reel type tape cartridge, a coupling portion of a leader tape includes a pair of winding pieces disposed at opposite sides of a cutout and each winding piece includes a base portion and a turnover portion wound around a pin of a leader member so as to be ultrasonically welded to the base portion. An anvil for supporting the coupling portion of the leader tape has a pair of anvil faces each having a width smaller than that of the turnover portion and ultrasonic welding of the turnover portion to the base portion is performed by supporting the coupling portion on the anvil faces. The turnover portion is divided into a completely welded area having a width substantially equal to that of each of the anvil faces and an incompletely welded area disposed outside each of opposite side edges of the completely welded area.03-04-2010
20100050412PART BEING CENTERED DURING ASSEMBLY PROCESS, WAFER LEVEL PARTS ASSEMBLY, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE WAFER LEVEL PARTS ASSEMBLY - A part to be centered during an assembly process includes an effective portion which performs a function and is shaped for insertion into a hole, a reference portion extended from the effective portion and formed substantially perpendicular to a center axis of the effective portion, and an aligning portion extended from the effective portion and formed around the effective portion. When the effective portion of the part is inserted into the hole, a center of the effective portion is automatically aligned with a centerline of the hole.03-04-2010
20100050411MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A manufacturing method of an absorbent article according to the present invention includes the steps of a leg circumference forming process of forming a leg circumferential region on a web which is continuously fed in an MD, in a conveyance device, and a folding process of folding the web in two after the leg circumference forming process, so that a second half region on one divided by a center line in a CD comes closer to or overlaps a first half region on the other side. In the folding process, the first half region is conveyed on a conveyance belt which drives horizontally in parallel to an installation surface of the conveyance device (for example, a folding device) and the second half region is folded towards the first half region by a guide unit that guides the second half region.03-04-2010
20120311840ELASTOMERIC FORCE MITIGATING JOINT - The technology disclosed provides a joint for connecting carrier units together so as to dissipate and absorb axial forces experienced by the carrier units. The joint may be comprised of a joint housing and an elastomeric insert. The housing may be comprised of a body portion and a head portion and the head portion may include an annular flange in which the elastomeric insert is configured to be secured. The elastomeric joint is capable of absorbing and dissipating horizontal, rotational, and vertical forces experienced by the carrier units in non-linear travel along a track.12-13-2012
20120279037SYSTEM OF RECLOSABLE STORAGE BAG REFILLS FOR A DISPENSING CONTAINER - A process for providing a recloseable storage bag to a consumer. The process the process includes steps of: (a) providing a plurality of recloseable storage bags; and (b) directing consumers to load the plurality of recloseable storage bags into an in-home dispenser.11-08-2012
20120210556BATH FIXTURE MOUNTING SYSTEM - A method for installing an accessory for a bath includes attaching a first mounting bracket to a structure; placing the accessory on a first side of a system wall that is visible after installation; placing a second mounting bracket on a second side of the system wall that is not visible after installation; attaching the accessory to the second mounting bracket through the system wall; and attaching the second mounting bracket to the first mounting bracket.08-23-2012
20120210555FABRICATION APPARATUS FOR A LIGHT TUNNEL AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR FABRICATING A LIGHT TUNNEL - A fabricating apparatus for a light tunnel is provided, which comprises a core rod, a fixing block and a moving block. The light tunnel comprises a plurality of reflecting sheets, and each reflecting sheet leans on both a plurality of first bumps of the fixing block and a plurality of second bumps of the moving block to define a first inner profile and a second inner profile of the light tunnel, respectively. Thereby, the fabricating apparatus defines the inner scope of the light tunnel, and the inner scope of the light tunnel can be easily and stably controlled. Furthermore, a fabricating method for fabricating the light tunnel is also provided.08-23-2012
20120210554APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PICKING UP AND MOUNTING BARE DIES - Provided are an apparatus and method for picking up and mounting parts. The apparatus includes: a first pickup unit including a plurality of first suction nozzles which pick up parts from a first substrate by sucking the parts; a flipper comprising a rotary driving member which rotates the first pickup unit such that a surface of each of the parts sucked by the first suction nozzles faces toward one direction; and a second pickup unit including a plurality of second suction nozzles which pick up the parts sucked by the first suction nozzles of the first pickup unit rotated by the flipper by sucking the parts and mount the picked-up parts on a second substrate.08-23-2012
20120167368SHOWER ROD MOUNTING BRACKET - A bracket for mounting a curved shower rod on a previously installed straight shower rod. The bracket includes a body having a first member that defines a first bore for receiving an end of the curved shower rod therein, and a second member defining a second bore for receiving a portion of the straight shower rod therein. The first member extends outwardly from the second member at an angle. The second member comprises first and second regions that are movable away from each other to capture a portion of the straight shower rod between them. A securement mechanism locks the first and second regions together to prevent the bracket from disengaging from the straight shower rod. A second mounting bracket is similarly engaged on an opposite end of the straight shower rod and receives a second end of the curved shower rod therein.07-05-2012
20120279040METHOD OF FORMING A HEAT DISSIPATING STRUCTURE - A forming method for a heat dissipating structure is provided. According to the method, an extrudate is formed by extrution molding, wherein the extrudate includes protruding bending portions extending in parallel. Fins are extruded monolithically on the bending portions. One or more cut channels are formed by cutting the fins and the extrudate with a cutting tool. The cutting tool cuts the fins for forming a notch on each fin at first, and then cuts the bending portions for forming a cut-through slot on each bending portion, wherein each cut-through slot is formed for cooling air flowing through two side of the extrudate. By cutting the bending portions and the fins by the cutting tool at the same time, a large number of cut-through slots are formed in despite of the existence of the fins, and the performance of heat dissipation is enhanced.11-08-2012
20120246904FEATURE-BASED COORDINATE REFERENCE - A method and system for creating a feature-based coordinate reference is provided. In one aspect, a system comprises a first, second, and third feature location block configured to engage a first, second, and third feature of an object, respectively. Each feature location block has a means for attachment to the object and a target placement feature. The target placement feature of each feature location block is configured to receive a respective target and guide placement of the respective target on the object. A target measuring system measures the locations of the targets on the object, and a coordinate system creates a coordinate reference based on the locations of the targets.10-04-2012
20100024192OPTICAL JUNCTION APPARATUS AND METHODS EMPLOYING OPTICAL POWER TRANSVERSE-TRANSFER - A method comprises: forming an optical device on a device substrate; forming a first optical waveguide on the device or device substrate; forming a second, structurally discrete optical waveguide on a structurally discrete waveguide substrate; and assembling the optical device, first waveguide, or device substrate with the second waveguide or waveguide substrate. The device and first waveguide are arranged for transferring an optical signal between the device and the first waveguide. Upon assembly the first and second waveguides are positioned between the device and waveguide substrates and are relatively positioned for transferring the optical signal therebetween via optical transverse coupling. The first or second optical waveguide is arranged for transferring the optical signal therebetween via substantially adiabatic optical transverse coupling with the first and second waveguides so positioned.02-04-2010
20100024190CONNECTION PROCESS AND FRAMING DEVICE - A framing device (02-04-2010
20100011558SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A CARRIAGE STYLE SECTIONAL DOOR - Systems and methods for manufacturing carriage house style sectional doors. A plurality of fabricated door sections, each section having a length that spans the garage opening. Each section includes an upper molding, a lower molding, and a paneled skin interposed between the upper and lower moldings. Each section is separately fabricated and then hingedly attached to an adjacent section via a plurality of hinges. The paneled skin is fabricated by bending a piece of sheet metal to provide a plurality of alternating raised and recessed surfaces. The paneled skin further includes features for coupling an upper and lower end of the paneled skin to the upper and lower moldings. Once completed, the hinged door sections are installed to selectively cover the garage opening. In yet another embodiment, a raised surface of the paneled skin creates a cavity into which a finger guard is inserted.01-21-2010
20100011557Flow Block - A method of manufacturing a flow block for use as a T-Block, tree block, manifold block or valve block, the method including: machining a main bore in a body; forming an opening in the body in a side wall of the main bore; providing an insert including a first bore intersecting with a second bore and being in fluid communication with each other; forming a substantially curved surface on at least part of the intersection between the first bore and the second bore; and inserting the insert into the opening, such that the first bore is substantially aligned with the main bore in order to provide a fluid flow path between the main bore and the second bore.01-21-2010
20100011556METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A method and apparatus for securing an end fitting to a flexible pipe body are disclosed. The method includes the steps of securing an open end of a portion of flexible pipe body to an inner collar member, urging an open mouth of a body portion of an end fitting towards the flexible pipe body and inner collar member and securing the end fitting body portion to the inner collar member.01-21-2010
20120311842COAL NOZZLE TIP SHROUD - An outer shroud for a solid fuel nozzle tip includes: an top shell portion and a bottom shell portion, each portion fabricated from a preform produced from a single sheet of flat stock and each shell portion including a forward area and a backward area and outlet sidewalls, wherein a right outlet sidewall and a left outlet sidewall are each separated from the forward area by a rounded corner; and a left inlet sidewall and a right inlet sidewall coupled to the top shell portion and the bottom shell portion12-13-2012
20120311841METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR ATTACHING COMPONENTS - An example adjustable linking member of a mounting assembly includes a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion. The first attachment portion connects a linking member to a first component. The second attachment portion connects the linking member to a second component. A variable portion of the adjustable linking member varies a distance between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion in a first direction when heated. The variable portion varies the distance between the first attachment portion and the second attachment portion in a second direction when cooled. The first direction is opposite the second direction.12-13-2012
20100242250MAGNETIC BLOCKS AND METHOD OF MAKING MAGNETIC BLOCKS - A method of making blocks with internally disposed magnets. Pockets for the magnets are machined into a non-extrudable material such as wood. Strong permanent magnets are disposed in the pockets to cause the faces of the block to exhibit a desired polarity magnetic field. The pockets are then sealed to permanently retain the magnets. The exterior shape of the block may be formed either prior to or subsequent to machining and sealing of the pockets.09-30-2010
20120073110FLORAL EASEL - The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to an erectable and/or collapsible floral easel for holding a floral object, and more particularly but not by way of limitation, to an erectable or collapsible floral easel for holding a floral object. In one aspect, the presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to a floral easel for holding and/or supporting a floral object. In yet another aspect, the presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates to methods of shipping a floral easel, methods of using a floral easel, methods of storing a floral easel, and methods of placing a floral object on a floral easel.03-29-2012
20120073109Custom Sized Plastic Tote Having Intermediate Sleeve and Method of Manufacturing Same - A method of manufacturing a custom sized plastic tote lighter in weight than heretofore known custom sized plastic totes is provided. The method comprises separating an injection molded tote into upper and lower portions by cutting the injection molded tote. A sleeve or middle portion of plastic material is secured to the upper and lower portions of the injection molded tote to create a custom sized plastic tote of a desired height. Alternatively, portions of different injection molded totes may be used to create a custom sized plastic tote. The sleeve may be made from different materials and may be made of multiple pieces.03-29-2012
20120073108Flexible Assembly Process - An assembly line system comprises a plurality of cassette-type tooling elements and a plurality of moveable base modules. The tooling elements and the base modules have complementary mounting structures for supporting detachable mounting of the tooling elements onto the base modules. A driving system drives each base module to a respective first position within a product assembly area for the assembling a first product, and drives each base module to a respective second position within the product assembly area for assembling a second product. When the first product is dimensionally different than the second product, the respective first position is different than the respective second position for at least one of the plurality of base modules.03-29-2012
20120073107CLAMPING DEVICE ON A VIBRATOR AND METHOD FOR CLAMPING A TUBE ON SAID CLAMPING DEVICE - The invention relates to a clamping device on a vibrator, by means of which a pipe (03-29-2012
20120186064Joined Inflation Portions for Bifurcation Catheter - An example multi-lumen member forming dual inflation portions of a catheter assembly for treating bifurcated vessels includes a main tube defining a main lumen and a main inflation portion. The member includes a side tube defining a side lumen and a side inflation portion, the side tube extending along at least a first length of the main tube. The member also includes a portion extending along the first length of the main tube and coupling the main tube to the side tube to form a dual lumen configuration.07-26-2012
20120186063HYBRID CASCADING LUBRICATION AND COOLING SYSTEM - A hybrid cascading lubrication and cooling system (07-26-2012
20120186062METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING FUSELAGE SECTIONS OF AN AIRCRAFT - The method comprises the manufacture of a front section (07-26-2012
20120222285METHOD AND MACHINE FOR AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLY OF COMPLEX CAGES FORMED FROM ELECTRO-WELDED METAL NETS - The present invention relates to a method and the associated machine for the automatic production and assembly of complex reticular cages, formed by simple cages, contained and encircled by an ultimate external enclosure cage or net. The automatic machine that carries out the aforementioned method in reality consists of a group of various machines and mechanical devices which are coordinated by suitable computerised systems, which comprise: a folding assembly (09-06-2012
20120255155Method for Producing a Container for a Temperature-Sensitive Operating Material, and Container for Said Material - The invention relates to a method for producing a container for a temperature-sensitive operating material of a vehicle, said container having a cylindrical casing and a calotte at both ends with a cylindrical edge part, wherein a) the calotte is inserted with the convex side thereof facing inwards into the casing which is filled with a temperature-sensitive operating material and which is open on at least one side; b) the cylindrical edge part of the calotte and the part of the casing sitting thereagainst are clamped between an outer and an inner retaining block so that the retaining blocks are connected to the calotte and to the casing in a heat-conducting manner; and c) the cylindrical edge part of the calotte is welded to the part of the casing sitting thereagainst by means of a weld seam. The invention further relates to a container produced in this manner.10-11-2012
20120186061Scintillator Crystal Materials, Scintillators And Radiation Detectors - The present disclosure describes a scintillation crystal having the general formula RE(1−y)M07-26-2012
20100024189Systems and Methods for Distributing Loads from Fluid Conduits, Including Aircraft Fuel Conduits - Systems and methods for distributing loads from fluid conduits, including aircraft fuel conduits, are disclosed. An aircraft configured in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a fuselage portion, a wing portion, and a fuel tank carried by least one of the fuselage portion and the wing portion. The aircraft also includes a spar carried by at least one of the fuselage portion and the wing portion. The spar includes a first spar rib and a second spar rib spaced apart from the first spar rib. The aircraft further includes a fluid conduit proximate to the spar and operably coupled to the fuel tank. A support member carrying the fluid conduit is operably coupled to the spar. The support member can be positioned to transfer at least approximately all of the axial loads from the fluid conduit to at least one of the first spar rib and the second spar rib.02-04-2010
20120317782Process for the Production of a Panel for the Acoustic Treatment Incorporating the Frost Treatment Function with Hot Air - A process for the production of an acoustic treatment panel that can be connected at a surface of an aircraft, in particular at a leading edge such as an air intake of an aircraft nacelle, whereby the panel includes an acoustically resistive layer (12-20-2012
20120227236METHOD FOR MOUNTING A PHOTOCONDUCTOR - A method for mounting for a cylindrical photoreceptor (09-13-2012
20120227242METHOD AND INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE HAVING A MODULAR STRUCTURE - A method for assembly of injection molding machines of different sizes constructed in modular form at a machine manufacturer and for transport of such modular injection molding machines to an installation site. The mold clamping side and the injection unit side are assembled during final assembly at the installation site of the complete injection molding machine by connecting the mold clamping module with the injection module or with a drive module by way of the standardized upper and lower assembly or coupling interfaces of the mold clamping side and the injection unit side, so as to form a one-piece injection molding machine having a bending-resistant substructure.09-13-2012
20120227241FIXING APPARATUS FOR FLAT PANEL DISPLAY DEVICES - A fixing apparatus for a flat panel display device includes a frame having an open cavity. First and second positioning sidewalls extend from the frame and are located above and parallel with the open cavity. A movable stop block is mounted in the open cavity and below the first positioning sidewall. As such the flat panel device is easily fixed and improved fixing strength is attained.09-13-2012
20120227240SIMPLIFIED LOW INSERTION FORCE SEALING DEVICE CAPABLE OF SELF RESTRAINT AND JOINT DEFLECTION - A conduit coupling system, sealing device, bell and method of use are disclosed herein. The system comprises at least two piping components, and a sealing device. A first component has a bell and a second component has a spigot, the spigot is adapted to mate with the bell. The bell comprises a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to the first component. The bell has a concave annular inner surface and a diameter of the annular inner surface adjacent to the first end of the bell is greater than a diameter of the annular inner surface adjacent to the second end of the bell. The sealing device comprises a locking segment comprising a convex outer surface and a K-type gasket coupled to a locking segment or a non-restraining anti-extrusion segment. The sealing device is adapted to fit between the bell and the spigot.09-13-2012
20120227238TOWEL TAGS TO PERMIT MINIMIZING THE USE OF WATER AND DETERGENT DURING WASHING AND MINIMIZING WEAR AND TEAR OF TOWELS, THE SPREAD OF GERMS AND DISEASES BETWEEN TOWEL USERS, AND MINIMIZING THE USE OF ENERGY, AND SAVING MONEY - Towel tags to permit minimizing the use of water and detergent during washing and minimizing wear and tear of towels, the spread of germs and diseases between towel users, and minimizing the use of energy, and saving money. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. Any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.09-13-2012
20120260485Latch Assembly for Mounting Power Supply Base for a Process Fieldbus on a DIN Rail and Method - A method for mounting a latch to a base, the base having an interior cavity for an electronic component, the latch configured to receive a support member for mounting the base to the support member, includes the steps of attaching a release member to the base and holding the release member in a stationary position, placing a latch against the base and forming a connection between the release member and the latch, and moving the release member and latch to a second position where the latch and release member are freely movable between latched and unlatched positions.10-18-2012
20120260484MECHANICAL CONNECTION OF THIN-WALLED COMPONENTS THAT MUST SATISFY OPTICAL REQUIREMENTS - A method for connecting a component having a visually relevant front and a visually irrelevant rear to an add-on component. In order to make it possible to interconnect flat components, such as bumpers, by mechanical dovetailing, thereby ensuring a cost-effective way of interconnecting thin-walled fiat class A painted components, recesses are produced in the rear of the component, said recesses being oriented at different angles to the surface normal of the rear of the component. The recesses do not break through the visually relevant front but end at such a distance to the front at which no visible deformations to the front are produced. The add-on component is then mortised and form-locked with the component via connecting bodies, said connecting bodies being inserted with one end into the recesses and with the other end projecting through the add-on component or being fastened thereto.10-18-2012
20120260486FLOOR PANEL AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF - Floor panel of the type comprising a hard top layer forming a decorative surface, from which, together with other identical or similar floor panels, a floor covering can be formed, wherein this floor panel includes at least one sound-absorbing layer which is integrated into the floor panel and is located between other layers of this floor panel.10-18-2012
20100236045Pulling Head Assembly Workstation - A workstation and method for the installation of a pulling head assembly onto one or more conductors of a cabling system are provided. The workstation incorporates one or more of: a conductor clamp that holds the conductors of the cabling system in place during the installation of the pulling head assembly; a cutting guide having indicia marks that indicate the lengths to which to cut the conductors in order to achieve a staggered pattern of pulling eyes attached to the conductors in the pulling head assembly; a stripping tool that is used to remove a portion of the insulation from the terminal end of each conductor so that the end of the conductor may be inserted into the pulling eye; and a crimping tool that is used to crimp the pulling eyes onto the terminal ends of each of the conductors.09-23-2010
20100236044DISC BRAKE PISTON RETRACTION TOOL - A disc brake tool to assist brake maintenance by forcing retraction of a brake piston. Two plates are inserted into the open area of a brake caliper while a third central member is forced between the plates. A crank-rotatable threaded shaft engages the central member to control central member movement along the shaft. The plates engage the caliper directly or indirectly and force pressure on the outside of a piston to cause it to retract back into the caliper. A method is also disclosed for retracting a brake piston by placing plates within the open area of a caliper. The method includes rotating a shaft to cause a third member to press apart the plates so as to force pressure on a piston.09-23-2010
20100325864Infusion Pump System with Contamination-Resistant Features - Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may include a construction that is resistant to external contaminants, such as precipitation, water splashes, sweat and the like. In particular embodiments, the infusion pump system can include a pump device that is removably attached to a controller device to provide an electrical connection therebetween. In such circumstances, the infusion pump system can be assembled as a sealed construction that protects the electrical connection between the pump device and the removable controller device.12-30-2010
20100325863SURFACE SENSING DEVICE - A method for orienting a surface sensing device (SSD) uses an apparatus having a support attachable to a moveable arm of a machine, such as a coordinate measuring apparatus. The support includes a first member rotatable about a first axis of rotation and a SSD for sensing the surface of a workpiece; the SSD is releasably connectable to the first member for rotation therewith. The method includes the steps of disconnecting a SSD from a support, the SSD being connected to the support in a first orientation; rotating one of the SSD and the support relative to the other of the SSD and the support and reconnecting the SSD and the support into a second orientation. An apparatus for orienting a surface sensing device is further described.12-30-2010
20100325862METHOD OF USING STEP FLANGE CATCH BASIN ADAPTOR - A method of mounting a grate adapter unit beneath a stormwater collection grate includes steps of providing a grate adapter unit having a plurality of outwardly extending mounting flanges, each mounting flange being adapted to fit a different size commercially common stormwater collection grate. The grate adapter unit is trimmed, either at the factory, at the contractor's facilities or at the installation site, at the desired location to select a desired one of the mounting flanges that is appropriate for the collection grate to which the grate adapter is being fit. The grate adapter unit is then mounted beneath the stormwater collection grate using the selected mounting flange. A stormwater remediation unit may be pre-mounted to a lower end of the grate adapter unit or mounted to the lower end after installation.12-30-2010
20100325861MULTI-LAYER TUBULAR CONDUIT - Methods and devices related to multi-layer tubular conduit are disclosed. The method of making the multi-layer tubular conduit includes providing a hermetically sealed metal tube, inserting a thermoplastic conduit within the tube, and surrounding the exterior of the tube with an overjacket. The multi-layer tubular conduit device includes three layers: a layer of thermaplastic conduit, a layer of hermetically sealed metal tube, and a layer of overjacket. The three layers are arranged coaxially such that they share a common central axis. The method of use includes installing a multi-layer tubular conduit device in a public or non-public environment. The multi-layer tubular conduit offers mechanical protection from harsh and/or hostile environments while still offering the flexibility of traditional conduit.12-30-2010
20130014374DISPENSER LID AND CONTAINER INCLUDING THE SAME - A method of constructing a container, comprising disposing a primary lid over a storage cavity, the primary lid including a top surface that defines a dispenser portion through which items within the storage cavity may be dispensed, pivotally attaching a dispenser lid to the primary lid, the dispenser lid including a first biasing pin anchor and one of the dispenser lid and the primary lid having a second biasing pin anchor, connecting a first longitudinal end portion of a biasing pin to the first biasing pin anchor, and connecting a second longitudinal end portion of the biasing pin to the second biasing pin anchor, such that the biasing pin urges the dispenser lid towards an open position.01-17-2013
20110119893METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING FIELD STRENGTH SIGNALS TO ESTIMATE LOCATION OF A WIRELESS IMPLANTABLE MARKER - Embodiments of the invention are directed to an apparatus for use in a system that senses an excitable wireless target capable of being implanted in a body or tissue. The apparatus includes multiple electromagnetic field sensors arranged approximately in a common plane, and multiple sense signal output paths coupled to the sensors. Each one of the sensors and corresponding output paths is configured to provide an output signal representing at least a portion of an electromagnetic field provided by the marker, where the output signal is proportional to a component of the field at the sensor, where that component is substantially perpendicular to the plane. Various other configurations regarding this apparatus, as well as the overall system and methods of exciting and receiving signals from wireless markers, are also disclosed.05-26-2011
20110119892CONDENSATE DRAINING PIPE FOR A HEATING, VENTILATING AND/OR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A CONDENSATE DRAINING PIPE - A condensate draining pipe is provided for a heating system, a ventilating system, and/or an air conditioning (HVAC) system that includes, but is not limited to a condensate feed portion and a condensate drain portion. The condensate feed portion and the condensate drain portion are connectable to one another by a press-fit coupling assembly comprising an O-ring seal.05-26-2011
20110119891METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A PIECE OF METAL MATERIAL TO A PIECE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL - Process for assembling a first part made of metal material and a second part made of composite material, by an attachment element, which includes: —pre-piercing the parts to form a recess with a diameter D05-26-2011
20110119890SELF-LOCKING FIREARM SAFETY DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR SECURING A FIREARM - The present invention relates to a locking element (05-26-2011
20110119889CONSTRUCTION METHOD AND CONSTRUCTION APPARATUS FOR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - Provided is a construction apparatus for safe and smooth construction of a floating offshore wind turbine generator in deep sea. The construction apparatus for constructing the offshore wind turbine generator with a crane ship includes a guide member attached to the crane ship in a work position perpendicular thereto such that a bottom end of the guide member is disposed under the sea and at least one pair of arm units that include grippers capable of holding and releasing a tower member divided into a plurality of segments in an axial direction and that slide along the guide member.05-26-2011
20110119888MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ASSEMBLY ASSISTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A manufacturing method and assembly assisting device for a vehicle capable of reducing man-hours, improving worker posture, and increasing worker efficiency in a step for mounting components on a frame as part of a vehicle assembly step. Some or all of components such as tanks, pipes and wires are mounted on a frame 05-26-2011
20120233844VESSEL SEALING INSTRUMENT WITH ELECTRICAL CUTTING MECHANISM - An end effector assembly for use with an instrument for sealing vessels and cutting vessels includes a pair of opposing first and second jaw members which are movable relative to one another from a first spaced apart position to a second position for grasping tissue therebetween. Each jaw member includes an electrically conductive tissue contacting surface connected to an electrosurgical energy source. At least one of the jaw members includes an electrically conductive cutting element disposed within an insulator defined in the jaw member. A rigid structural support is included which is configured to support the electrically conductive tissue sealing surface and includes at least one flow channel defined therein.09-20-2012
20120266443Method for Producing a Securing Object, Particularly in the Form of a Heat-Resistant Adhesive Closure - A method for producing a securing object, particularly in the form of a heat-resistant adhesive closure, includes providing metal securing elements (10-25-2012
20120266440APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSERTING DUAL WEATHERSTRIPS HAVING OPPOSED SEALING ELEMENTS INTO A FRAME MEMBER - Weatherstrips (10-25-2012
20120266436LADDER TOP END SUPPORT WITH PLATFORMS - A method to horizontally support ladder (10-25-2012
20120266435METHOD & APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING A BUILT-IN OVEN INTO A CABINET CUT-OUT - A method of installing a replacement built-in oven into a cut-out defined in a kitchen includes identifying a used built-in oven positioned in the cut-out of the kitchen, positioning a height adjuster of the replacement built-in oven into one of a number of predetermined positions based on the identity of the used built-in oven, and installing the replacement built-in oven in the cut-out of the kitchen.10-25-2012
20120317779PROTECTIVE CASE FOR PHYSICALLY SECURING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - In some embodiments of the invention, a security apparatus for a portable electronic device is provided. The security apparatus may include a plurality of shell portions, each shaped to wrap around part of a perimeter of the portable electronic device. The security apparatus may further include a connecting portion that engages at least one of the plurality of shell portions and to thereby couple the plurality of shell portions to each other. At least one of the connecting portion and one or more of the plurality of shell portions may include an attachment device, the attachment device being configured to engage with a locking head, thereby locking relative positions of the plurality of shell portions and the connecting portion.12-20-2012
20120317780METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING THE FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM OF A MOBILE UNIT TO AN EXTERNAL MEDIUM SOURCE - Method for joining the extinguishing system of a mobile unit (12-20-2012
20120317783Method for Swaging Components - A method for practicing a swaging operation is described. A swaging apparatus comprises a housing, a holding unit, and a moveable member. The holding unit on the housing is capable of receiving and holding an inflexible tube and a swage fitting. The moveable member is capable of moving axially along the housing with respect to an axis for the inflexible tube and the swage fitting to connect the swage fitting to the inflexible tube and create a seal between the swage fitting and the inflexible tube.12-20-2012
20120317778Unitary safety scaffolding and method for one individual to install the same - A scaffold assembly permits a single individual to install the assembly on an open stud wall. The assembly includes a horizontally oriented walkway supporting member, a vertically oriented rail support member, and a support unit extending from the walkway supporting member to the ground. An attachment assembly is connected to the walkway supporting member and includes a pair of rotatable members, one of which bears against the outer edges of a pair of adjacent studs and the other of which bears against the inner edges of the adjacent pair of studs in order to secure the scaffold assembly in place.12-20-2012
20110219601BI-DIRECTIONAL SEAMING MACHINE AND METHOD OF SEAMING - A seaming machine and method are provided for seaming segments of sheet material to one another to form larger sheets. The machine typically includes a frame with a pair of spaced seaming devices mounted thereon for respectively seaming opposed edges of the segments of sheet material to one another. The process allows for the seaming of multiple sheet segments while the sheet segments remain atop a work surface. Relative back and forth movement between various components and the work surface typically facilitate the process.09-15-2011
20120317776METHOD FOR MOUNTING A PORTABLE DEVICE - A method of mounting a hand-held portable telephone or other normally hand-held portable device, wherein the method includes: mounting a body of a portable device holder on a mounting surface external of the portable device holder with a base surface thereof facing substantially away from the mounting surface; rotating opposing arms apart around a central post interior of the body, whereby substantially upright opposing fingers adjacent to ends of the arms are rotated apart; inserting a portable device between the rotated apart opposing fingers; and resiliently urging together the rotated apart opposing arms, whereby opposing fingers are urged into compressive contact with the portable device.12-20-2012
20110225797OPTICAL CABLE EXIT TROUGH - A cable exit trough is mountable to a lateral trough section either during initial assembly of the cable routing system, or at a later date. The exit trough includes a bracket portion mountable to the top edge of one of the sides of the lateral trough section. Two lead-ins are provided to lead the cable in an upward direction from the lateral trough section to the exit trough. The exit trough includes an exit trough portion extending from the bracket portion upwardly away from the lateral trough section. The exit trough portion includes a convexly curved bottom trough surface, and two convexly curved upstanding sides. The exit trough portion and the lead-ins define a cable pathway from the lateral trough section to an exit point of the exit trough portion which can either lead downwardly relative to the lateral trough section, or horizontally.09-22-2011
20110225796PROVIDING A TRANSVERSE FILLING INSIDE AND ELONGATED NARROW CAVITY - A method for performing a task in a tight place in an elongated profile, preferably in a wing blade with an outer shell for a wind power plant, whereby at least one barrier is formed transversely of at least one elongated channel in the profile and a balloon for use in performing the task. The method may include the following steps: establishing a number of inspection and mounting holes in the surface of the shell, mounting at least one inflatable balloons in the at least one channel, filling the balloon(s) with air, and applying at least one first material layer between the sidewalls of the elongated channel and across the balloon(s), the layer preferably being expanding polyurethane foam. The applied layer of material fills cracks and gaps between balloons and wing parts, providing a load-bearing layer between these parts. An additional layer may subsequently be laid upon the former layer.09-22-2011
20110225795Storage Systems And Methods Of Use Of The Same - Storage systems and methods of use of the same are disclosed. The storage systems are configured to be connected to wall structures and to be modular in construction, so as to be able to use a plurality of horizontally disposed hang rails and/or a plurality of vertical standards, and/or modular storage components that are received on a hang rail or a vertical standard, or that may be connected directly to a wall structure.09-22-2011
20110225794GANGWAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A gangway comprises at least one component formed from a continuous piece of metal. The at least one component formed from the continuous piece of metal may be a support structure or an underbody, a platform, a ramp, a step, or other support surface. A method for manufacturing such a gangway comprises forming the at least one component from the continuous piece of metal.09-22-2011
20110225793Ice Toggle - The present invention is direct to an ice toggle for establishing a removable anchor in a body of ice during ice climbing activities. One embodiment of the ice toggle is comprised of a flexible stem, a toggle that is pivotally attached to one end of the stem, a trigger mechanism for rotating the toggle relative to the flexible stem, and an engagement surface in the form of a loop that is associated with the other end of the flexible stem and capable of receiving a carabiner or runner.09-22-2011
20110225792METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PLUGGABLE OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER - A pluggable optical transceiver is disclosed. The transceiver comprises a plurality of OSAs, an optical member and a plurality of inner fibers to couple the optical member with OSAs. The inner fibers each provides an inner connector to couple with one of OSAs. The housing, which installs the OSAs, the optical member and the inner fiber, is made of metal and has a grooves into which the inner fibers is set so as to arrange them orderly.09-22-2011
20110225791METHOD OF CONNECTING STRIPS - The invention relates to a method of connecting of strips to an endless strip with a clamping arrangement (09-22-2011
20110225789CONNECTOR - A connector comprises a male component, a female component configured to receive an end portion of the male component, and a rotatable collet mounted on the male component. The collet and the female component comprise respective complementary inter-engaging lugs configured to secure the male and female components together in an engaged position. A latch is provided on the collet to lock the male and female components together.09-22-2011
20110225788VIBRATORY TUMBLERS FOR PROCESSING WORKPIECES AND METHODS FOR PACKAGING AND CONSTRUCTING SUCH TUMBLERS - Vibratory tumblers for processing workpieces and methods for manufacturing such vibratory tumblers are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a vibratory tumbler includes a base, a support member movably coupled to the base, a bowl configured for removable attachment to the support member, and a motor attached to the support member for moving the bowl relative to the base. The bowl is sized and configured such that the support member and at least one-fourth of the base can be received within the bowl while the support member is coupled to the base.09-22-2011
20120297605MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ABSORBENT ARTICLE - A method of manufacturing an underpants-type absorbent article which method comprises each of the steps of transporting a continuous body of a sheet that forms a front piece or a back piece in the form of a sheet web in a machine direction, supplying a continuous elastic body to the sheet web while oscillating in a cross-machine direction, alternately positioning the continuous elastic body on the sheet web and outside the sheet web, attaching those portions of the continuous elastic body positioned on the sheet web to the sheet web, holding those portions of the continuous elastic body positioned outside the sheet web with a holder, and cutting and removing those portions of the continuous elastic body positioned outside the sheet web.11-29-2012
20120297604Spanner Wrench Structure and Method - A spanner wrench and a method of rotating an object with the spanner wrench is provided. The spanner wrench is configured to engage and rotate the object, and the spanner wrench is supported in a manner that resists tilting and transverse movement of the spanner wrench as the spanner wrench is rotating the object.11-29-2012
20120079700ARMOR SHELL AND FABRICATION METHODS - A refractory ceramic composite for an armor shell, comprising a ceramic core that is formable to replicate a portion of a three dimensional surface, e.g., of an aircraft, to provide ballistic protection. A method of making a shell of refractory ceramic armor capable of conforming to the geometry is provided. The shell is formed by forming a mold to replicate the surface area; arranging a ceramic core on the mold; and removing the mold to leave said ceramic core, and heat treating the ceramic core to a desired hardness. The ceramic core is in the shape of the surface area.04-05-2012
20120079699Apparatus and Method for Maintaining Cooked Food in a Ready-to-use Condition - A food warming apparatus includes a heating compartment that can hold one or more trays containing previously cooked food portions. A cover for a tray has a horizontal section and a vertical section extending downwardly from one side of the horizontal section. A rack in the heating compartment includes a channel and a stop that blocks the front end of the channel. The vertical section of the cover fits securely in the channel behind the stop such that the rack supports the cover substantially only through the vertical section. When a tray is inserted into the receiving space cooperatively defined by the cover and rack, the cover is lifted up so that the horizontal section rests on the tray and at least partially blocks the open top of the tray, thereby restricting evaporation of liquids from the previously cooked food portions contained in the tray.04-05-2012
20120079698Carrier for Reducing Entrance and/or Exit Marks Left by a Substrate-Processing Meniscus - A carrier for supporting a substrate during processing by a meniscus fowled by upper and lower proximity heads is described. The carrier includes a frame having an opening sized for receiving a substrate and a plurality of support pins for supporting the substrate within the opening. The opening is slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening Means for reducing a size and frequency of entrance and/or exit marks on substrates is provided, the means aiding and encouraging liquid from the meniscus to evacuate the gap. A method for reducing the size and frequency of entrance and exit marks is also provided.04-05-2012
20120079697Method of Installing a Multi-Layer Batt, Blanket or Mat in an Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment or Acoustic Device - A method is provided for installing a multi-layer mat (04-05-2012
20110252622BLASTER NOZZLE - A novel blaster nozzle used for assisting in the pneumatic removal of cloggings and cakings during the transport of particulate matter through an enclosure housing is set such that it can be removed and replaced from outside the enclosure housing. The blaster nozzle includes a nozzle head having an orifice for the conduction of high-pressure fluid, wherein the nozzle head is composed of a refractory concrete having from about 10-20-2011
20110265308System and Method For Providing Disposable Drawer Inserts For Medical And Surgical Carts - A disposable drawer insert system and method is disclosed for refilling components in medical and surgical carts. The disposable drawer insert system and method includes at least one disposable drawer insert adapted for insertion into one or more drawers in the carts and a predetermined set of components resident in the at least one disposable drawer insert. The predetermined set of components is associated with medical and surgical procedures. The at least one disposable drawer insert containing the predetermined set of components is packaged and delivered as a single unit for insertion into the carts.11-03-2011
20110265307METHOD FOR INSTALLING A COLLAPSIBLE MOBILE PLATFORM INTERIOR STRUCTURE - A method for installing an interior structure for a mobile platform is provided. The method may involve carrying a lightweight collapsible frame through a man-door of a mobile platform while the collapsible frame is in a collapsed state. The collapsed frame may then be expanded to provide at least a portion of a load bearing frame for a mobile platform interior structure. A plurality of interchangeable panels may be attached to the collapsible frame to form interior surfaces of the mobile platform interior structure.11-03-2011
20110265306Wiper Arm Assembly Having a Locking Arm and Method of Construction - A wiper arm assembly and method of construction thereof includes a mounting head and a wiper arm configured for relative rotation during assembly from a disassembled position to a shipping position, wherein the wiper arm and mounting head are locked against rotation toward the disassembled position once in the shipping position. The mounting head and wiper arm have locking surfaces configured for locked engagement with one another while in the shipping position. The locking surfaces are brought into engagement with one another by a force imparted by a spring while rotating the mounting head relative to the wiper arm from the disassembled position toward the shipping position. When in the shipping position, the locking surfaces confront each other and prevent the mounting head and the wiper arm from rotating back toward the disassembled position from the shipping position.11-03-2011
20110265305METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL DETECTION DEVICE - Method for manufacturing an optical detection device includes producing metal nanospheres on a substrate (11-03-2011
20110258829DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ERECTING AT SEA A LARGE SLENDER BODY, SUCH AS THE MONOPILE OF A WIND TURBINE - The invention relates to a method for erecting at sea a large slender body, such as the monopile of a wind turbine. The method comprises bringing the large slender body in a substantially horizontal floating condition at least partly underneath the work deck of a platform, attaching a tension cable to the slender body, and pulling on the tension cable using fixations means and guiding means that are provided at an edge of the work deck and are connected to it to gradually bring the slender body in an erected position along the edge of the work deck. The slender body is optionally driven into the under water bottom. The invention also relates to a device for performing the method. The method is reliable and obviates the use of large cranes.10-27-2011
20110265303METHOD AND SYSTEM OF JOINING TUBULAR MEMBERS - A system for joining tubular members comprising: a U-shaped joining member, with a first leg, a bottom of the U in communication with the first leg, and a second leg in communication with the bottom of the U, and wherein the first leg and second legs have a taper such that the cross-sectional surface area of the first leg is at a minimum at generally the far end of the first and second legs, and the cross-sectional surface is at a maximum at generally the beginning end of the first and second legs; an anchor member configured to fit generally in the bottom of the U; a first tubular member configured to fit abutting the anchor member, and between the first and second legs; a wire made of anisotropic material configured to be wound about the first leg, second leg, and a portion of the first tubular member located between the first leg and second leg; a second tubular member configured to structurally attach to the first tubular member, U-shaped joining member, anchor member, and anisotropic material; a plurality of windings configured to attach the second tubular member to an anchored member. A method of making two joining members. A method of joining tubular members.11-03-2011
20120317781TARP AND BALLAST SYSTEM - An improved tarp and ballast system that includes a plurality of panels attached to one another along the lengths thereof, wherein the lengths of the panels correspond to the length of the tarp. The tarp also includes chain pockets located at the sides of the tarp which run the length of the tarp and have chains secured therein. The tarp further includes a plurality of cable pockets and associated ballast anchors oriented across the width of the tarp which are adapted to secure a plurality of ballast cables to the tarp.12-20-2012
20100229365Systems and Methods Employing Quick Change Injection Molding Tooling - A method comprises loading a tooling module onto a module carrier unit, inserting the module carrier unit into a molding press so that the carrier unit rests on a supporting member of an injection molding press, and closing the molding press until the tooling module is mated to an ejection side of a mold base.09-16-2010
20100229364Force Resistant Purse Ring - A method for manufacturing a purse ring is disclosed. In the method, a heat-treated steel frame interrupted by a gap is fabricated to partially circumscribe a passageway. At the edges of the gap, the frame includes a pivot mount and a push button biased to extend from an aperture are separated by a gap distance. Also, a heat-treated steel pivot arm is connected to the pivot mount. Structurally, the arm forms a key guide that terminates at a stop. In the method, a heat-treated steel sleeve forms a channel to slidably receive the arm. Also, the sleeve includes a key that slides within the guide to limit movement between the sleeve and the arm. Further, the sleeve includes a lateral opening that receives the push button to limit the maximum distance between the pivot member and the lateral opening to be substantially equal to the gap distance.09-16-2010
20100229366DIALYSIS METHOD HAVING SUPPLY CONTAINER AUTOCONNECTION - A method for connecting a plurality of solution line connectors to a plurality of supply line connectors of a dialysis system includes: translating a tip protector remover in a first direction towards the plurality of supply line connectors to remove a plurality of solution line tip protectors from the plurality of solution line connectors; locking the tip protector remover to each of a plurality of supply line tip protectors connected to the plurality of supply line connectors; translating the tip protector remover in a second direction towards the plurality of solution line connectors to remove the plurality of supply line tip protectors from the supply line connectors; translating the tip protector remover in a third direction different from the first and second directions; translating one of the plurality of solution line connectors and the plurality of supply line connectors the other of the solution line connectors and the supply line connectors to connect each of the solution line connectors to one of the supply line connectors.09-16-2010
20120317777METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A MODULAR COMMERCIAL UNIT - A method of constructing a modular, commercial unit includes arranging components of said commercial unit in separate modules, each of the separate modules having a frame assembly. The modules are then transported to a predetermined location where certain of said separate modules are connected together, via the frame assemblies, to form an operation superstructure. The components are not removed from the separate modules prior to the separate modules being connected via their respective frame assemblies.12-20-2012
20120279039Razor Handle - A razor handle includes an at least partially hollow elongated structure and an at least partially hollow sleeve. The elongated structure has an interior surface and an exterior surface, a first opening at a proximate end, and a second opening along a length of the elongated structure. The sleeve has an interior surface and an exterior surface with a protrusion. The protrusion is adapted to extend through the second opening to the exterior surface of the elongated structure forming a gripping member.11-08-2012
20120324696Sheaths Used With Polymer Scaffold - A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath pair is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold is being delivered to a target in a body. The sheath pair is removed by a health professional before placing the scaffold within the body.12-27-2012
20120324699INTEGRATED FASTENING SYSTEM - A method for reinforcing, baffling or sealing a vehicle structure by providing a sealing body with an integrated fastening tab.12-27-2012
20120279038METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SYNCHRONIZER AND JIG FOR ASSEMBLING SYNCHRONIZER - A method for assembling a synchronizer by using a jig, the synchronizer including a synchronizer hub, at least one of recesses formed radially at an external circumference of the synchronizer hub, a synchronizer key disposed in the recess, a synchronizer sleeve enclosing the exterior circumference of the synchronizer hub and axially movably engaged to the synchronizer hub, and a spring disposed between the synchronizer hub and the synchronizer key, may include locating the synchronizer key and the spring in the recess of the synchronizer hub, engaging the jig to the synchronizer hub by inserting a rear portion of the jig in the recess axially, engaging the synchronizer sleeve to the synchronizer hub, and removing the jig from the synchronizer hub.11-08-2012
20110277298ENERGY ABSORBING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES - The present invention relates to an energy absorbing composition comprising a core material and an appliqué material. The energy absorbing material may include a core material, such as an aluminum honeycomb or expanded polypropylene (EPP). The energy absorbing material may further comprise a protective material, which is applied to the core material to enhance durability of the energy absorbing material and increase the energy absorbing characteristics of the core The protective material may comprise external polyurethane, polyurea, or other suitable skin forming material and the protective material may be applied to the core material using any viable technique, including spraying or painting. The energy absorbing material of the present invention can withstand multiple impacts without significant loss to its energy absorbing qualities. The energy absorbing system meets or exceeds FMVSS 302 flammability specifications.11-17-2011
20120324701Method for a Ladder with a Ladder Leveler - A method for setting a ladder in place includes the steps of leaning a top edge of the ladder against a work surface and swivel shoes on the bottom end of each leg of the ladder onto ground, positioning the ladder until a bubble of a rung of the ladder indicates a level reading. The method also includes the steps of sliding a rectangular closed box section metal leg having a cap which acts as a stop in an upper housing portion, the upper housing portion has two holes side by side, and a lower housing portion spaced apart from the upper housing portion of a housing of the leg attached to a rail of the ladder and inserting a holder through a hole of the two holes of the upper housing portion and a hole of two rows of holes which are set side by side but offset vertically from each other and extend through the leg.12-27-2012
20120324700METHOD OF USING A BAG-IN-BOX CONTAINER SYSTEM - A method of employing a bag-in-box container system in a dispensing machine includes placing a box in a first orientation, inserting a bag in the box, and closing the box with a portion of a dispensing end of the bag protruding through an opening in a first wall of the box. The first wall is a top surface of the box in the first orientation. The method further includes securing the portion of the dispensing end outside of the box and inverting the box to a second orientation, such that the first wall is a bottom surface of the box in the second orientation. The method also includes inserting the dispensing end of the bag into a holder of a dispensing machine.12-27-2012
20120324698TIRE CAVITY COVER AND METHOD OF PROTECTING - A tire cavity cover to seal the cavity formed between the pair of beads of a tire including a cover member configured to be inserted approximate the beads of the tire, the cover member further comprising a pair of coupling members configured to each receive one of the beads of the tire and, thus such apparatus, functions to eliminates the need (time and effort) for cleaning and significantly reduces tire and tire bead deterioration caused by damaging agents, reduce the time spent cleaning road debris from within the tire cavity and on the tire bead, and protect the bead of the tire and sidewall from damage.12-27-2012
20120324697NON-SLIP SPACER SUPPORT SYSTEM - A non-slip removable spacer for holding a workpiece in place relative to a work surface when interposed therebetween without permanent bonding therebetween. The spacer has a core with generally planar surfaces, with a pair elastomeric coverings applied to the surfaces. Further disclosed is a recessed attachment member in the spacer to receive a spindle element which permits spacers to be connected in a spaced part relationship. The spindle further includes a shelf.12-27-2012
20120090149METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEALED CONTACTOR - Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a sealed contact point by injecting an arc extinguishing gas into an air-tight space of an electromagnetic switching device and sealing it. The method for manufacturing a sealed contactor, including: forming a driving body and coupling a housing and a plate; air-tightly fixing a detachable chamber and forming the interior of the chamber under an insulating gas atmosphere; tightly attaching the cylinder to the plate by a tight-attachment inducing member within the chamber under the insulating gas atmosphere to form a sealing structure; exhausting the chamber; disassembling the chamber from the plate; and sealing the tightly attached plate and the cylinder.04-19-2012
20120090148DEVICE FOR MOUNTING DEALER TAGS - An apparatus for removably attaching dealer tags to various vehicles, comprising two or more mounting devices, each comprising a center portion with a mounting hole for mounting the device on the vehicle's tag or license mounting structure using a screw or bolt or similar mounting means. At one end of the device is a mounting post supported by a mounting post support with a ridge, protrusion, or indentation on two opposing sides. The mounting post support is flexibly attached to the center portion, and can be bent around and removably attached to the center portion by means of inserting the ridge or protrusions into corresponding holes or slots in the sides of the center portion. The other end of the device comprises a flexible arm or structure with a hole adapted to fit over the mounting post. The user causes the mounting post to be attached to the center portion, inserts the mounting post through a corresponding hole in the driver tag, then bends the flexible arm around to fit the snap-lock hole over the mounting post and hold the driver tag in place. Removal is accomplished by reversing these steps.04-19-2012
20120090147PRECAST ELEMENT CONNECTOR AND CONNECTION METHOD - A connection arrangement for connecting precast elements. The arrangement including a first member and a second member each for partial embedding in first and second precast elements respectively. The first and second members are connectable together to connect the first and second precast elements. The first member has a portion for embedding in the first element, while the second member has a first portion for embedding in the second element. The first portion of each of the first and second members extend to respective second portions and the second portions of each of the first and second members are arranged for mating connection.04-19-2012
20120090146FASTENING ARRANGEMENT WITH TOLERANCE COMPENSATION - The invention relates to a fastening arrangement for fastening a component B to a component A with automatic compensation of tolerances with a spacing (S) between the component B and the component A, which comprises the following features: a.) a receiving element (04-19-2012
20120090145ELONGATE MEMBER ATTACHMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - Disclosed herein is an elongate member attachment apparatus. The apparatus includes a main body capable of being pulled through at least one space. The main body has a bore-shaped opening that is receptive of an end of an elongate member. The apparatus further includes a fastening mechanism configured to secure the elongate member within the bore-shaped opening of the main body.04-19-2012
20120284988CLAMP INSTALLATION TOOL - Described is a clamp installation tool and methods related thereto. In some examples, the tool includes a notch section adapted to capture an engagement end of a loop clamp in a closed position and adapted to capture a mounting mechanism for engaging the loop clamp to a mounting surface. The tool further includes a handle section angularly connected to the notch section and adapted to hold the closed loop clamp on the mounting surface.11-15-2012
20120284992BATHTUB ACCESSORY DEVICE AND METHOD - Provided is bathtub accessory product and installation method. The bathtub accessory product is designed to be secured to a bathtub wall and have a universal end that permits the attachment of any number of bath accessories such as a grab bar or swivel seat. The bathtub accessory may be installed within the inner cavity of a bathtub to ensure a secure fit while also allowing ideal placement of a bath accessory for use by a bather.11-15-2012
20120284990Jointing Clamp and Method For Producing a Compression Joint - A jointing clamp for producing a compression joint, comprising: an upper jointing clamp half that can be pivoted about a first pivoting axis and has an upper main inlet contour, a lower jointing clamp half that can be pivoted about a second pivoting axis and has a lower main inlet contour, an upper contour element with an upper auxiliary inlet contour that cooperates with the upper jointing clamp half in such a way that a movement of the upper contour element is transmitted to the upper jointing clamp half and a lower contour element with a lower auxiliary inlet contour that cooperates with the lower jointing clamp half in such a way that a movement of the lower contour element is transmitted to the lower jointing clamp half. The invention furthermore relates to a corresponding method for producing a compression joint.11-15-2012
20120284991CONFIGURABLE PORT FITMENT, KIT, AND RELATED METHODS - A configurable port fitment includes an adapter for forming a locking engagement with a connector associated with a vessel. A kit and related methods may use the configurable port fitment.11-15-2012
20120284989Positioning Arrangement For Fitting An Interchangeable Milling Assembly Of A Road-Building Machine - The invention relates to a positioning arrangement for fitting an interchangeable milling assembly of a preset working width below the vertically adjustable chassis of a road milling machine, which chassis is carried on track-laying units. A vehicle carried on a plurality of wheels has a unit for receiving the milling assembly. The positioning arrangement has a handling chassis which can be lengthened in the longitudinal direction and to which the wheels are fixed. In a lowered position, the positioning arrangement, with the milling assembly resting on it, can be driven below the chassis of the road milling machine. In a raised position, the milling assembly can be fitted to the road milling machine.11-15-2012
20100199482Method Of Forming Sheet Metal Casket - A method of forming a sheet metal casket comprises providing a sheet metal casket shell having at least a portion of an end wall and at least a portion of a side wall and a round corner between the portion of the end wall and the portion of the side wall, and forming a generally planar corner oriented at about a 45° angle relative to the portion of the end wall and the portion of the side wall.08-12-2010
20100199481Bicycle Components Mounting Methods and Apparatus - Methods and apparatus may permit the mounting of bicycle components (08-12-2010
20130000096METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURELY SEATING A CURVILINEAR SURFACED CLOSURE ONTO A CONTAINER - A method and capping apparatus is provided for securely seating a closure with curvilinear top surface onto a container in a manner that avoids damage from excessive force applied to the closure. The apparatus has a cap locking unit with a circulating compression belt that contacts a top surface of the closure/container as the combination is being transported from underneath by a conveyor. A dancer contacts an inner surface of the compression belt. Pressure is applied from the dancer through leading and trailing leg components that converge from a common pivot. Ends of the leading and trailing legs are spaced from one another less than the length of the closure. Force is applied to the closure by simultaneous pressure from both legs on different first and second areas of the closure top surface.01-03-2013
20130000097RACEWAY MOLDING SYSTEM DEVICE AND METHOD - Provided is a system, device and method for providing raceway molding covering.01-03-2013
20120137493Method Of Shipping A Wear Assembly - A wear assembly for excavating equipment which includes a wear member and a base each with upper and lower stabilizing surfaces that are offset and at overlapping depths to reduce the overall depth of the assembly while maintaining high strength and a stable coupling. The nose and socket each includes a generally triangular-shaped front stabilizing end to provide a highly stable front connection between the nose and wear member for both vertical and side loading. The lock is movable between hold and release positions to accommodate replacing of the wear member when needed, and secured to the wear member for shipping and storage purposes.06-07-2012
20120137492Calcium Hydroxide Mixing Device - A Mixing Device for contacting solid and liquid materials is described. The device consists of two vertically oriented cylinders, one of larger diameter mounted on top of one of a smaller diameter connected by a concentric transition piece. The device facilitates solid/liquid contact with no moving parts via a nozzle at the end of an inlet pipe. The nozzle creates impingement of a high velocity liquid on solids confined in the bottom smaller diameter cylinder. As the resulting mixture travels up into the larger diameter cylinder its velocity is greatly reduced due to the change in cross-sectional area of flow, allowing the solid and liquid time to separate under the influence of gravity before any solids reach the outlet of the device located at the top of the larger diameter cylinder.06-07-2012
20120137490COMPLETE BODY ASSEMBLING APPARATUS FOR VARIOUS VEHICLE MODELS - The present invention relates to an apparatus for assembling a front panel, a plurality of side panels, a back panel, and a roof panel in a complete body assembly line for various vehicles. The complete body assembling apparatus realizes a new type of a coupling apparatus by which hangers for vehicle models are held in a post buck in a complete body line for a vehicle and the post buck is flexibly movable depending on the changes in various vehicle models. This in turn, allows various vehicle models to be produced in a single process by flexibly coping with various vehicle models and enhancing the efficiency of an entire complete body assembling process.06-07-2012
20120137489METHOD OF ATTACHING A CABINET ASSEMBLY TO A HOT TUB - A method of attaching a cabinet assembly to a spa. The method includes providing a frame that has a channel that forms a perimeter. A spa is placed on the frame such that a flange or lip of the spa extends past the perimeter created by the channel. A plurality of slats are then secured between the flange of the spa and the channel of the frame in order to form a cabinet around the spa.06-07-2012
20130008006Formed Filter Element - A filter medium for use in filtering a mobile fluid made from at least a bicomponent fiber. Other fibers, particles, or other materials can also be entrained in the filter medium. The filter medium has a substantial thickness compared to filters of the prior art. The fiber length and diameter dimensions are selected to obtain desired filter characteristics including thickness, basis weight, pore size, filtration efficiency, pressure drop, burst strength, and manufacturing efficiency. Further, a multilayer filter medium can be provided with ease. Each layer can have a different composition, pore size, basis weight, and so forth, thus providing the ability to build multiple functionality into the filter media of the invention.01-10-2013
20130008007C-SECTION POST AND POST-CABLE CONNECTOR METHODS FOR CABLE BARRIER SYSTEMS - Post-cable connectors and cooperative C-section posts are utilized to releasably connect a cable in a cable barrier system to arrest errant motor vehicles that leave a roadway. A post-cable connector has an elongated section having a loop and a top section extending from the elongated section and terminating at a hook end for connecting the cable to the cooperative C-section post for example by hanging the top section of the post-cable connector from a back wall of the C-section post such that the elongated section is positioned in a cavity defined by the C-section post so that the loop is disposed through a slot in a face wall opposite from the back wall and positioned exterior of the cavity.01-10-2013
20130008005DIFFUSER STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A diffuser structure and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The diffuser structure includes a substrate, a plurality of throughholes, and a glue layer. The throughholes are perpendicularly formed in the substrate. Each throughhole includes a gas-in part, a gas-out part, and a connecting part for connecting the gas-in part to the gas-out part. The glue layer is formed on a side wall of each gas-out part, and a thickness of the glue layer is between 1 μm and 11 μm. The present invention can solve a problem that particles are periodically generated after a periodic self-cleaning function is implemented in a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition system.01-10-2013
20100132182RETAIL DISPLAY ARTICLE AND SYSTEM - A method of constructing a retail display system includes creating a first display article including a support panel and hanging the first display article. Creating the first display article includes editing an original photograph of a clothing product for sale to appear similar to a mannequin wearing the clothing product for sale in an edited photograph. Hanging the first display article includes hanging the first display article in a display area using a mounting bracket secured to a back surface of the support panel. The method further includes positioning a retail good corresponding to the clothing product depicted in the photograph in proximity to the first display article. Retail display systems and methods of construction provide additional advantages.06-03-2010
20100132181Method of assembly of bathtub enclosure - An enclosure for a bathtub is constructed at a factory or other location remote from a site where the bathtub is to be permanently installed. The bathtub is placed permanently in the enclosure at the factory or remote location and once placed, the bathtub and enclosure are in condition for use at its permanent site without the necessity of further assembly.06-03-2010
20130014372ROTARY MANDREL TOOL SUPPORT - A method for creating a layup of reinforcing fibers comprises mounting a face sheet to a spindle of a mandrel tool support, the face sheet having a layup surface for the reinforcing fibers, and counterbalancing the mounted face sheet for stiffness and center of balance.01-17-2013
20130014373Taxidermy Method - A taxidermy method as claimed includes removing horns from a skull of a horned animal, boiling the skull to remove organic matter from the skull, removing dual portions of the skull from behind the respective eye sockets of the skull to form cut-out regions, tooling a mold using the boiled skull with cut-out regions as a positive die, and making a replica of the skull with cut-out regions in the mold.01-17-2013
20110146048Installation-Ready Pipe Coupling Method of Manufacture - A method of manufacturing an installation-ready pipe coupling is disclosed. The method includes providing pipe coupling segments each having an initial radius of curvature and an initial subtended angle. The segments are each deformed so as to take a permanent set and have a final radius of curvature greater than the initial radius of curvature and a final subtended angle smaller than the initial subtended angle. The deformed segments are assembled in end-to-end relation using adjustably tightenable fasteners to form a coupling. The deformed segments are maintained in spaced relation so that pipe elements can be inserted between them without disassembly of the coupling.06-23-2011
20130019448Curved sensor formed from silicon fibers - Methods and apparatus for fabricating a curved sensor from silicon fibers are disclosed. In another embodiment, a curved sensor is produced having mini-sensors of differing sizes. In another embodiment, these mini-sensors are configured so that every other mini-sensor in a row of mini-sensors is shifted upwards slightly relative to its neighboring mini-sensors in the same row.01-24-2013
20130019450Apparatus and Method for Fastening Credit Card Size Cards Together - A kit and method for removably fastening together two or more credit card sized cards are disclosed. The fastener, removably extending through at least one hole in each one of the two or more credit card sized cards, is configured for permitting each one of the two or more credit card sized cards to rotate relative to one another for easily accessing any one of the cards. The fastener is further configured for being un-fastened or dis-assembled for adding one or more cards, removing one or more cards, shuffling or re-arranging the order of the cards, etc., and then removably re-fastened together using the same or a different sized (longer or shorter) fastener. In certain embodiment, a money clip is removably attached together with two or more cards.01-24-2013
20130019449Customized Item and Method for Beverage Identification and Personal Expression - A band and identity item for attachment to a beverage container. Both band and identity item serve to identify the beverage container. The band is formed to allow for expansion to fit securely around a beverage container. The identity item employs an attachment mechanism to allow for frequent and easy interchangeability of identity items. The method includes customizing the band and identity item to allow for maximum personal expression to serve as the identification means.01-24-2013
20130019447TUBE CONNECTOR WITH SLIP RINGS - The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes a T-shaped tubular connection that includes a first member with a first fluid passageway disposed in a first direction, a shoulder boss disposed on the first member, and a tubular member disposed on the boss. A second fluid passageway is disposed through the tubular member and through the boss in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and is fluidly connected to the first fluid passageway of the first member. The connection also includes a second member having a third passageway with a cylindrical bore located at a proximal end of the third passageway, the cylindrical bore being adapted to be received on the outer cylindrical surface of the first tubular member, and at least two ring seals adapted to be received in the at least two ring seal grooves.01-24-2013
20130167354TABLE - A folding utility table includes a table top having a pair of support pedestals pivotally attached. A first pivotal support brace includes a distal end and a proximal end attached to the first support pedestal. A second pivotal support brace includes a distal end and a proximal end attached to the second support pedestal. In addition, the support pedestals may comprise at least one support leg, and each support leg of the first and second support pedestals may be laterally offset from each other so as to permit an offset displacement of the support legs when the support pedestals are disposed in a collapsed position.07-04-2013
20130167355Method for Decorating Surfaces - The invention relates to a method and a transfer strip for decorating surfaces, in particular for decorating outer packagings. A transfer strip comprising a strip-like backing film (07-04-2013
20120240379VEHICLE LADDER MOUNTING SYSTEM - The instant invention, the Vehicle Ladder Mounting System, is comprised of a rail assembly, a plurality of support assemblies, one or more security assemblies, and one or more accessory assemblies. The rail assembly of the instant invention is comprised of two parallel rails connected by a plurality of cross-member assemblies. The instant invention can be easily adapted, augmented, and modified because of the structure of the aluminum channel. The design of the instant invention allows for multiple configurations as the rail can be attached to the punched pattern in many configurations via a bolt-nut combination. The instant invention is also comprised of assemblies that can be used to stack ladders on a vehicle. The instant invention is also comprised of an inclined ladder rack assembly and accessory attachments such as the shovel holders, beacon support, and inclined beacon support.09-27-2012
20130133171MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR "T" SHAPED STRINGERS WITH AN ANGLE DIFFERENT FROM 90 BETWEEN THE WEB AND THE FOOT - Method of manufacturing “T” shaped stringers (05-30-2013
20130133170FULLY ADJUSTABLE BRACKET FOR REMOVABLE & STATIONARY SADDLEBAG SUPPORT SYSTEM - One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method of mounting a saddlebag using an adjustable bracket assembly. The bracket assembly comprises an integral planar attachment portion, at least one integral mounting portion separate from the planar attachment portion, at least one integral locking portion separate from the attachment portion and at least one integral keeper. The integral planar attachment portion includes a reception portion, wherein at least one of the planar attachment portion and reception portion include at least one slot. The at least one integral attachment mounting portion includes an engaging portion and a mating portion that engages the reception portion, wherein at least the engaging portion is substantially parallel to the planar attachment portion when engaged.05-30-2013
20080244890Method For Producing a Strand Guiding Roller, a Strand Guiding Roller Produced By the Method and the Use Therereof - A method for producing strand guiding rollers from prefabricated and semifinished, stored components, which comprise at least roller bearings, prefabricated supporting shafts and semifinished roller shell starting material. The method is intended to produce and deliver a ready-to-assemble strand guiding roller in a short time with minimized stockkeeping costs. Roller bearings are in stock in a type series in accordance with the loads that occur, supporting shafts carrying the roller bearings are in stock in a type series in accordance with the loads that occur, and roller shells are in stock in the form of circumferentially worked bar or tube material in a type series with indeterminate length made to match various roller diameters. For assembly of a specific strand guiding roller, a roller shell with a roller diameter in accordance with the type series is cut off from the circumferentially worked bar or tube material in accordance with the type series to correspond to the intended body length, and is finished and assembled with the other components selected from the type series to form a strand guiding roller.10-09-2008
20100088875TOOL FOR CUTTING STRUCTURAL MATERIALS - A method for assembling a tool for cutting structural materials includes the steps of providing a pair of handles, each handle having a connector plate. A drive pin is pivotally coupled to the connector plates, the drive pin being movable as the handles are pivoted. A detachable cutting head includes a body with a cavity having a pair of opposing cavity openings, and further includes a channel to receive structural material workpieces. A cutting plate is slidably disposed in the cavity. The cutting head is selectably coupled to the handles and the cutting plate moves slidably in the body as the handles are pivoted, cutting a structural material workpiece inserted into the channel of the body, a cut portion of the inserted structural material workpiece being ejectable through the first cavity opening.04-15-2010
20080235931APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A PISTON ON A SHAFT OVER A LIP SEAL - A method and apparatus for installing a piston over a lip seal on a shaft includes a cylinder or primary force and a weight member or secondary force. The primary force and secondary force are coupled by a resilient member, which will permit the secondary force to retract from the assembly process when the force needed to complete the assembly is above a predetermined value.10-02-2008
20130167351SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING BLOW MOLDED PARTS WITHOUT USE OF FASTENERS - System and method for assembling blow molded parts without the use of separate fasteners, including a tab-and-slot or dovetail mortise and tenon joint that includes a slide-and-lock tab feature. A retention barb on the tab slides along a ramp to engage with a receptacle within the slot. Tabs and slots can have varying widths to create mutual incompatibility with other joint components that are otherwise similarly constructed. An optional stopper on the tab and corresponding notch within the slot can add an additional axis of incompatibility with other joints throughout the assembly. These features prevent incorrect assembly and allow convenient redesigns.07-04-2013
20130167352Method of mounting a photograph utilizing a framing template and mounting assembly - This invention relates to the general field of photo mounting, and more specifically toward a method of mounting a photograph using a novel and unique template and mounting bracket assembly that can be used to effectively mount a photograph. The template has a basic design of a hard surface bordered by four open sections, which can be universally applied to a variety of different sizes and configurations of photographs. The mounting assembly includes four brackets that form the underlying frame of the mounted photograph.07-04-2013
20130167353Mount for An Optical Structure and Method of Mounting an Optical Structure Using Such Mount - An improved mount for, and method of mounting an, optical structure is provided. The mount has a protruding member extending from a surface of the optical structure, a base element having a mounting structure for mounting the mount to another structure and an upper element extending from the base element having a first opening extending therethrough for receipt therein of at least a portion of the protruding member. The first opening defines first and second arms, each of the arms comprising a head portion and each of the head portions ending at an end. A second opening in the upper element extends through one of the head portions and the end thereof in a direction toward the other head portion, while a third opening exists in the upper element through the end of the other head portion in an orientation substantially opposite to and in communication with the second opening so that a tightening mechanism received through the second opening can be received into the third opening. Tightening of the tightening mechanism into the third opening causes the ends of the head portions to draw toward each other so that the first opening of the upper element tightens around the at least a portion of the protruding member.07-04-2013
20110232068CONDUIT ASSEMBLY METHODS - A method of assembling a conduit assembly comprises positioning a ferrule over an end portion of an elongate conduit body. The method further comprises positioning a body insert into the end portion of the elongate conduit body. The end portion of the elongate conduit body is positioned between the ferrule and the body insert. The method further comprises expanding a portion of the body insert positioned inside the elongate conduit. The method further comprises positioning an elongate cable in the elongate conduit body. The elongate cable is longer than the elongate conduit body. The method further comprises filling at least a portion of the elongate conduit body with a potting material.09-29-2011
20110232067PHASE-TRANSITIONAL MATERIAL, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MODULE WITH PHASE-TRANSITIONAL MATERIAL - A phase-transitional material, a method of manufacturing thereof, and a method of manufacturing a module with the phase-transitional material are disclosed. A phase-transitional material which contains a metal to form a coordinate bond and a solvent to dissolve the metal, a method of manufacturing the phase-transitional material, including removing oxygen and moisture in air by placing a metal under a vacuum condition (S1 step), preparing the metal as a powder or lamina, introducing the metal into a container having an open face under an inert gas atmosphere, and fastening a connection unit allowing a solvent to be introduced into the face and a vacuum state to be created (S2 step), achieving a temperature equilibrium by maintaining an ambient temperature at a boiling or freezing point of the solvent after maintaining the vacuum state for a predetermined time using the connection unit, and introducing the solvent through the connection unit (S3 step), preparing a solution by mixing the metal with the solvent in the container homogenously (S4 step), and storing the container at −10 to 10° C. to allow the solution to expand and flow out through the connection unit (S5 step), and a method of manufacturing a module with the phase-transitional material may produce highly-efficient electric energy by converting energy lost as heat into electric energy. Furthermore, a phase-transitional material with which heat may be effectively emitted from electronic equipment devices such as computers and a module with the phase-transitional material may be provided.09-29-2011
20110232065METHOD FOR MAKING CATALYTIC CONVERTERS WITH AUTOMATED SUBSTRATE CRACK DETECTION - A method for making catalytic converters with automated crack detection includes forming a rigid housing, providing a substrate shaped for reception in the housing, and forming a mat shaped to cover the exterior surface of the substrate and having a thickness which creates a tight friction fit between the substrate and the housing when the same are assembled. The mat is wrapped around the substrate, and the wrapped substrate is then stuffed into the housing using a reciprocating ram or the like that extends at a relatively constant speed. The stuffing force and the ram position are measured and recorded regularly to define an array of data. The data is analyzed for any abrupt changes in the stuffing force as a function of the ram position indicating a crack in the assembled substrate.09-29-2011
20080222872Landing Gear and Method of Assembly - Landing gear for selectively supporting a semitrailer and a method of assembly of the landing gear is provided. The landing gear includes a leg having an upper section and a lower section telescopingly received in the upper section. A lead screw extends and retracts the upper and lower sections relative to each other upon rotation thereof. An input shaft applies a torque to the lead screw to drive rotation thereof, the input shaft being rotatable about a rotation axis and movable in translation along the rotation axis for shifting between a first position for low gear operation and a second position for high gear operation. An output shaft, axially aligned with the input shaft, has an output gear for transmitting torque to the lead screw. A gearing subassembly is received in the upper leg section and is configured to augment lift when the input shaft is in the first position and augment speed in the second position.09-18-2008
20080222871SCRUBBER - A method for assembling tool having a housing into which a motor assembly and a battery assembly are inserted. A circuit board can be employed to electrically connecting the battery assembly to the motor assembly even if the battery assembly and the motor assembly are not disposed in an in-line configuration. The circuit board can include a switch that can be employed to selectively operate the tool.09-18-2008
20130174400PADDLE - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for an improved paddle may include fabricating a relief on the paddle blade's border. The method may also include securely fastening an impact absorbent material to the relief on the paddle blade's border to produce the improved paddle.07-11-2013
20130174401FLEXIBLE AND SCALABLE METHOD OF DESIGNING A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system architecture for a computing device is flexible and scalable to be used for a variety of types, form factors, models and sizes of device. One or more chassis which may be of a monocoque design provide structural support and component placement positions. Components are placed in defined positions predetermined for their system function and for end user benefits. Components may be common or substantially similar across any number of different device types, form factors, models and sizes.07-11-2013
20130174402GENERATOR ASSEMBLY APPARATUS - A generator assembly apparatus is provided for merging a first annular component and a second annular component of a generator. The generator assembly apparatus includes first and second component support frames, a moving device and an adjustment device. The first component support frame supports the first component securely mounted to the first component support frame. The second component support frame supports the second component securely mounted to the second component support frame. The moving device moves one component support frame relative to the other component support frame to merge the components by inserting one component at least partially into an interior region of the other component. The adjustment device adjusts a position of a support frame such that a pre-defined separation between the first component and the second component is maintained during merging.07-11-2013
20130174403Method and Apparatus For Pre-Fabricating a Synthetic Sports Field - A method, of prefabricating and .installing a synthetic turf field includes providing a controlled manufacturing facility with an open area, that allows a plurality of turf strips to be laid out on a floor thereof Visual markings are placed on the floor to allow the Individual strips to be properly aligned on the floor. Once aligned, inlays can be placed into the proper strip and then secured. After the inlays have been secured, the strips can be rolled up and appropriately labeled for subsequent installation. After all the strips that will make up the field have been processed and roiled up. the rolls can be taken to the job site so the field can be installed.07-11-2013
20130174398SHAFT ASSEMBLY WITH INVERTED CHAMFERS ON SPLINES - The present invention provides a shaft assembly comprising a first shaft and a second shaft. The first shaft has a plurality of first splines that each have an end portion and a chamfer disposed on the end portion. The second shaft is coaxial with the first shaft and has a plurality of second splines. The plurality of second splines each have a base portion and an end portion. The end portion defines an inverted chamfer having a base and a tip. The tip projects from the base radially away from the second shaft and axially away from the base portion of the plurality of second splines. The base of the inverted chamfer undercuts the tip of the inverted chamfer. The plurality of first splines engage with the plurality of second splines to couple the first shaft and the second shaft for common rotation.07-11-2013
20110258828Nailing Plate - A nailing plate for nailing to a wood member includes a sheet of metal having a plurality of elongate teeth extending from a face of the sheet. Each tooth includes a shank portion and a tip portion. The shank portion has two straight longitudinal sides extending from the face of the sheet to the tip portion so that the longitudinal sides are substantially free of any bends. The tip portion is defined by a curved end curving continuously between the two straight longitudinal sides such that the curved end is free of any substantially straight segments. Other features are disclosed.10-27-2011
20120246908INSTALLATION METHOD OF WATER-CHAMBER WORKING APPARATUS - According to an installation method of a water-chamber working apparatus of the present invention, the water-chamber working apparatus includes a base that holds heat transfer tubes on a tube plate surface and is fixed to the tube plate surface, and a manipulator that is coupled with the base, suspended in a water chamber and arranged therein, and has a separable configuration. In this case, a base installing step of installing the base on the tube plate surface and a manipulator coupling step of carrying the separated manipulator (a front stage and a rear stage) into the water chamber sequentially and individually and coupling the manipulator with the base (a coupling link) are performed.10-04-2012
20120246905MULTI-PIECE LOCATING PIN FOR TURBOCHARGER BEARING - A method can include providing a multi-piece locating pin, inserting a pin piece of the multi-piece locating pin into an opening in a wall of a bearing positioned in a bore of a housing of a turbocharger assembly, and securing a screw piece of the multi-piece locating pin in an opening of the housing to thereby secure the pin piece and axially locate the bearing in the bore of the housing of the turbocharger assembly. Other exemplary pins, arrangements and methods are also disclosed.10-04-2012
20120246903SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RAPID MODEL VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION - Systems and methods of rapid model vehicle construction. The invention substitutes large and unitary model vehicle sections for the greater number of individual model vehicle components used in known model vehicle construction techniques. Further, substantially the entire exterior of a model vehicle is created from the collective non-machined or substantially non-machined exterior portions of interlocked model vehicle sections.10-04-2012
20130125367RING FOR MOUNTING A STRUCTURE TO A SHAFT - Mounting rings and methods for mounting structures to shafts are provided. The rings and methods may be used to mount other rings or housings to a shaft. The rings are characterized by having flexible inner diameters that can deflect under a radial load. The radial deflection of the inner diameter permits the rings to deflect and engage an outer diameter of a shaft. The engagement of the rings with a shaft provides at least some resistance to movement, for example, rotation and/or axial displacement, of the shaft relative to the ring and structure. In one aspect, the ring has a closed, hollow, construction, for example, a circular, oval, or polygonal closed, hollow construction. The ring may include a plurality of indentations, such as slots, on the inside diameter of the ring that may relieve at least some of the circumferential stress in the ring. Methods for using the rings to mount a structure to a shaft are also disclosed.05-23-2013
20130174399Removable Forming Support - A removable forming support comprising a tapered sleeve having a first, internally threaded end and a second end that has a smaller outside diameter than does the first end. A threaded tie rod is threadedly received in the first end of the tapered sleeve, while a further tie rod can optionally be threaded into the second end of the tapered sleeve, which then also is internally threaded. The tie rod or rods are secured in position in the ends of the tapered sleeve.07-11-2013
20130133172METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATED MOUNTING OF MODULES ON RECEIVING DEVICES, IN PARTICULAR SOLAR MODULES ON STANDS AND MOBILE MOUNTING DEVICE FOR SUCH MODULES - The invention relates to a method and to a mobile mounting device (05-30-2013
20130091684Method Of Shipping A Wear Assembly - A method of shipping a wear assembly for excavating equipment which includes securing a lock to a wear member, and shipping the product as a single integral component. The lock is secured to the wear member for movement between a hold position and a release position.04-18-2013
20130091681MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR SPORTING EQUIPMENT - A mounting system includes a first wall mount and a second wall mount. The first wall mount includes a first protruding flange having a top edge, a bottom edge, a front edge and a slot defined by an upper edge that intersects with the top edge of the protruding flange, a lower edge that intersects with the front edge of the protruding flange, a coupling edge that couples the upper edge to the lower edge. The second wall mount including a second protruding flange having a top edge, a bottom edge, a front edge and a slot defined by an upper edge that intersects with the top edge of the protruding flange, a lower edge that intersects with the front edge of the protruding flange, and a coupling edge that couples the upper edge to the lower edge. Sporting equipment can be deposited in the slots in at least two different configurations.04-18-2013
20130091683METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CERAMIC ACETABULUM - Method for producing a prosthetic acetabulum, which method includes the steps of: a) making available a ceramic cup (04-18-2013
20130091680Adjustable Support For Tubular Medical Device Processing - An apparatus and method for supporting a tubular medical device, such as a stent or scaffold, includes a rod disposed between two collets. The rod can be shaped to form a range of different size or length helical supports to support a wide range of tubular medical devices. The rod is shaped into a full or partial helix by rotating one of the collets relative to the other.04-18-2013
20130091682INORGANIC NANOPOROUS PARTICLES WITH WATER DISPERSIBLE POLYURETHANE BINDER - An article contains inorganic nanoporous particles bound together by water dispersible polyurethane, the article having 75 volume-percent or more inorganic nanoporous particles based on total article volume and having a density of 0.14 grams per cubic centimeter or less and a thermal conductivity of 25 milliWatts per meter*Kelvin or less and having a thickness of at least 0.5 centimeters. A process for preparing such an article includes dispersing inorganic nanoporous particles into an aqueous dispersion of dispersible polyurethane to form a dispersion, casting the dispersion into a mold, and drying to form an article. A method for using such an article includes placing the article in a structure between two areas that can differ in temperature.04-18-2013
20130111730Graphite Crucible for Silicone Crystal Production and Method of Ingot Removal - A graphite crucible for processing silicon includes a bottom wall including a bottom wall interior facing surface. A plurality of side walls extend upwardly from the bottom wall, each side wall including a side wall interior facing surface. A contact point is provided on the side wall to prevent upward movement of the crucible during ingot removal. The side walls have a coefficient of thermal expansion perpendicular to the solidification direction that is less than 95% of the coefficient of thermal expansion of the silicon processed therein. Also, the side walls and the bottom wall have a thru-plane thermal conductivity from about 90 to about 160 W/m·K at room temperature.05-09-2013
20130111731ASSEMBLING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND ASSEMBLING OPERATION PROGRAM - In an assembling apparatus according to the present invention, a control portion controls an operation of a working portion such that a first reference position, which corresponds to a first reference point of an assembling component defined in three-dimensional model data of the assembling component, and a second reference position, which corresponds to a second reference point of the assembling component defined in three-dimensional model data of an assembled component, are associated with each other. Therefore, it is possible to carry out an assembling operation properly and efficiently irrespective of a positional shift of the assembled component.05-09-2013
20130111729RADIAL SHAFT SEAL, RADIAL SHAFT SEAL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION - A radial shaft seal, method of installation thereof, and seal assembly are provided. The seal includes a mounting portion and a seal lip having a sealing surface extending between an oil side end and a free air side end. An annular bridge extends from the oil side end to the mounting portion in radially overlying relation with the seal lip. An annular installation lip extends from the free air side end toward an air side of the seal. The installation lip has an inner surface spaced radially outwardly from the sealing surface and has an end portion that diverges radially outwardly toward the air side of the seal. The installation lip engages the shaft to promote the seal lip to slide over the shaft without unfolding the seal lip, and then springs radially outwardly from the shaft to remain out of contact with the shaft during use.05-09-2013
20130111728COMPONENT FASTENING LOCATION SYSTEM - A method of assembling a first component to a second component is described. The method includes placing the first component on a fixture having a locator pin, the pin being received in an opening in the first component. Sequentially, the second component is placed on the fixture with the pin being received in a slot in the second component. The slot may be configured to have one end wider than an opposite narrower end. A configuration such as this enables the pin to be received in the wider end of the slot. Consequently, sliding the second component all the way to the narrower end, clearing the pin, relative to the first component, reinforces the two components together.05-09-2013
20130111727Tissue Box Holder for Automobile - A tissue box holder for the automobile includes a planar base with side walls for the tissue box to fit within. The planar base has two legs that extend from the bottom that are adjustable to span the width of the center hump in the rear passenger compartment of an automobile, utilizing the legs to straddle and grip the center hump to prevent the tissue box holder and thus the tissue box from becoming dislodged in a moving car. The adjustable legs can be slid in or out to fit the varying widths of the center hump of various automobiles and the legs are held in a semi-permanently locked position by a series of ball and socket features integrated into the base and legs that can be overcome by force.05-09-2013
20130111726MODULAR INSULATED CONTAINER SYSTEM - A modular container for consumable products includes a first receptacle, defining a first volume, and a second receptacle, defining a second receptacle volume. Joining means for joining the first container and the second container has first and second sides and is adapted for positioning between the containers at the open ends. The joining means covers the open end of the second receptacle when placed in engagement with the second receptacle open end to form a sealed joint in a joining means combination. The joining means combination has a first attachment mechanism for removably attaching the combination to the open end of the first receptacle such that the joining member is interposed between the first and second receptacles.05-09-2013
20130097841REMOTE CONTROL DOCK SYSTEM AND METHOD - A vehicle entertainment system and method to prevent a mechanical connection between certain components of an entertainment system for a vehicle can include an entertainment system housing containing a plurality of entertainment components and a remote control module. The remote control module can include a user interface on a surface of the remote control module. In addition, the remote control module can be configured to prevent secure mounting of the remote control module to the entertainment system housing when the remote control module is not the appropriate remote control module for the particular vehicle entertainment system.04-25-2013
20130097840EDGE SEAL FOR LOWER ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY - A lower electrode assembly useful for supporting a semiconductor substrate in a plasma processing chamber includes a temperature controlled lower base plate, an upper plate, a mounting groove surrounding a bond layer and an edge seal comprising an elastomeric band having an outer concave surface in an uncompressed state, the band mounted in the groove such that upper and lower ends of the band are axially compressed and a maximum outward bulging of the band is no greater than a predetermined distance.04-25-2013
20130097839Method of Producing an Insulated Exhaust Device - A method is provided for producing an exhaust gas aftertreatment or acoustic device (04-25-2013
20110265304INTEGRATED CHIP CARRIERS WITH THERMOCYCLER INTERFACES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME - Methods and systems are provided for conducting a reaction at a selected temperature or range of temperatures over time. An array device is provided. The array device contains separate reaction chambers and is formed as an elastomeric block from multiple layers. At least one layer has at least one recess that recess has at least one deflectable membrane integral to the layer with the recess. The array device has a thermal transfer device proximal to at least one of the reaction chambers. The thermal transfer device is formed to contact a thermal control source. Reagents for carrying out a desired reaction are introduced into the array device. The array device is contacted with a thermal control device such that the thermal control device is in thermal communication with the thermal control source so that a temperature of the reaction in at least one of the reaction chamber is changed as a result of a change in temperature of the thermal control source.11-03-2011
20130125365PHOSPHOR-CONTAINING CURED SILICONE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF SAME, PHOSPHOR-CONTAINING SILICONE COMPOSITION, PRECURSOR OF THE COMPOSITION, SHEET-SHAPED MOLDINGS, LED PACKAGE, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF LED-MOUNTED SUBSTRATE - A phosphor-containing cured silicone that is a cured silicone which has a structure represented by general formulae (05-23-2013
20130125368METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A VANITY ASSEMBLY - A vanity mirror and light assembly is provided for use on a vehicle visor. The vanity assembly includes a clear frame molded to a reflective film to define a reflector portion and a partially transmissive portion. The assembly also includes a lighting device located behind the partially transmissive portion of the reflective film to provide a vanity light passing through the partially transmissive portion. A method of forming the vanity assembly in a mold is also provided.05-23-2013
20130125366GOLF CLUB HEAD - An iron-type golf club head is disclosed having a first piece including a portion of an iron-type face. A second piece including a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a top-line portion, a hinge region, and a front opening for receiving the first piece is also disclosed. A first contact surface of the first piece is connected with a second contact surface of the second piece at a contact interface. A continuous weld extends along the contact interface attaching the first and second pieces together at the contact interface. The continuous weld includes a fusion zone occurring substantially on the iron-type face outside the hinge region of the club head.05-23-2013
20130125370Tooling for holding a vehicle wheel bearing or wheel bearing seal, method of installing or maintaining a set of vehicle wheels and set of wheels using such tooling - A tool for holding the wheel bearing or the wheel bearing seal of a vehicle wheel. This tool is useful in the fields of aircraft manufacture and aircraft maintenance. The aircraft wheel is of the kind comprising a rim that has a flange on the hub side and a wheel bearing, mounted on a stub axle. The holding tool comprises a plate bearing a collar that presses against the wheel bearing. An arrangement to lock the tooling onto the rim of the wheel flange brings the pressing collar into locked contact with the wheel bearing.05-23-2013
20100275428Food Carrier - A method for carrying a plurality of food containers that includes an insulated housing having a closed bottom, a closed top located substantially vertically above the bottom, and at least one side wall having a first opening proximate the top of the housing and a second opening proximate the bottom of the housing, the first opening being sized to receive at least one meal container therethrough, the second opening being sized to allow removal of at least one meal container from within the housing as received within the housing from the first opening and to preclude simultaneous removal of all of the meal containers from within the housing, thereby limiting heat transfer from within the housing.11-04-2010
20090106967Grommet Slot - In a method for inserting a grommet into a structural member, a grommet slot is provided that opens into a grommet hole. The grommet slot is accessible in a plane of the grommet hole at an access location spaced from the grommet hole and has a closed-off end remote from the grommet hole. The grommet is compressed to a size allowing insertion into the grommet slot at the access location. The grommet is inserted into the grommet slot at the access location and pushed into the grommet hole. The method can be done manually or by automation.04-30-2009
20110214276Oxygen Cylinder Support for Use in Aircraft - An oxygen storage cylinder is stored in an interior cabin of an aircraft by providing a generally cylindrical envelope of flexible material receiving the cylinder therein and securing the envelope to a fixed seat frame. Circumferential straps are secured to a cylindrical wall portion of the envelope at spaced apart positions along the length thereof for securing the envelope and cylinder therein to an elongate frame member of the seat frame. End straps secured to intersecting frame members prevent longitudinal sliding of the envelope and cylinder therein relative to the elongate frame member of the fixed seat frame. The envelope protects the cylinder from direct contact with the frame to prevent friction or vibration damage to the cylinder while fixing the position of the cylinder in the interior cabin for the safety of surrounding passengers in the event of turbulence.09-08-2011
20110214275APPARATUS FOR MECHANICALLY SPLICING OPTIC FIBERS - An apparatus for mechanically splicing two optic fiber cores, including two holder bodies, moveable relative to each other, each of which includes a retaining device configured to receive, and hold, end sections of said optic fiber cores; and a scoring device coupled with the holder bodies and operable to move along a trajectory relative to the holder bodies, each retaining device being arranged so that said end sections extend therefrom through said trajectory, wherein the scoring device scores the end sections of said optic fiber cores upon movement along the trajectory, and further movement of the scoring device along the trajectory forces the holder bodies away from each other to cleave the end sections of the optic fiber cores; and relative movement of the holder bodies brings cleaved end sections together to affect mechanical splicing of the optic fiber core.09-08-2011
20080201931Methods of deploying a portable floating hot tub - A portable floating hot tub that is easy to assemble and take down and can be used in environments with extremely cold and turbulent water. The hot tub has three main components: a collapsible frame made of connected rigid members, an insulated liner sized and shaped to closely fit against the deployed frame and form a subassembly, and an inflatable pontoon that may have a central aperture for receiving the subassembly. The pontoon is first inflated and placed on the body of water, after which the frame and liner subassembly are placed over the central aperture. Filling the internal volume defined by the insulated liner with water causes the subassembly to descend within the pontoon: Cooperating means on the subassembly and/or pontoon prevent the subassembly from passing completely through the central aperture. A source of heated water such as a portable heater having a heating capacity of at least 30,000 BTUs rapidly heats up the water within the hot tub. The system components can be transported in one or more carry bags of less than 100 pounds and deployed and taken down by one person in an extremely small space, such as on a boat.08-28-2008
20080201930SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR OPEN MRI AND METHOD AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A multi-layered support structure of an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, configured to provide high permeability to a magnetic flux from a source of a magnetic field, includes a first multi-layered support structure, a second multi-layered support structure and at least one third support structure, connecting the first multi-layered support structure and the second multi-layered structure.08-28-2008
20080201929Method for Producing Automotive Parts - The invention relates to a method for producing a bodywork component of a motor vehicle that has first been shaped and is then thermally surface-treated, said method comprising iterative simulated steps with variable geometric data of tools that are used in the shaping process. According to the invention, a continuous check verifies whether the expected geometric data of the component lies within the permitted tolerance range of the nominal geometric data of the component. If this is not the case, the geometric data and the generation of corrected tool geometric data is modified. This takes place in two stages, the first stage for the shaping steps and the subsequent stage for the process steps of the thermal surface treatment.08-28-2008
20110209332PROTECTING A MATERIAL FROM CONTAMINATION - Protecting material from contamination by an illicit substance or object during unauthorized or illegal action, performed by children, teenagers, animals Providing material inside a closed container having an access opening, aligning a trap with access opening, mounting aligned trap within the container, and adding decoy material to trap Closed container having access opening, for containing the material, and trap mountable within container, alignable with access opening, and suitable for holding decoy material Trap with decoy material intercepts and traps illicit substance or object introduced via access opening into container, preventing the illicit substance or object from contacting protected material inside container Unique alignment and mounting via appropriate shape, configuration, dimensions, of trap relative to access opening, and amount of decoy material, produce a protective visual illusion against a perpetrator performing unauthoπzed or illegal action Optional automatic in-situ testing/monitoπng quality or/and quantity of decoy material in mounted trap09-01-2011
20110209328MICRO-OPTIC SECURITY AND IMAGE PRESENTATION SYSTEM PRESENTING A SYNTHETICALLY MAGNIFIED IMAGE THAT APPEARS TO LIE ABOVE A GIVEN PLANE - A film material utilizing a regular two-dimensional array of non-cylindrical lenses to enlarge micro-images, called icons, to form a synthetically magnified image through the united performance of a multiplicity of individual lens/icon image systems. The synthetic magnification micro-optic system includes one or more optical spacers (09-01-2011
20110209325Artificial Flower Novelty and Its Method of Manufacture - An artificial flower and the associated method of its manufacture. To produce the artificial flower, two films of material are laminated. The films of material have markedly different coefficients of thermal expansion. The laminate is formed into a curve shape. Petals and leafs are cut from the laminate. The petals and leafs are cut at different orientations across the curved shape. Accordingly, various petals and leaves change shape in different manners in response to changes in temperature. The various petals and leafs are then formed into an artificial flower.09-01-2011
20080196233Axle housing assembly and method - A method of forming a joint includes providing a first member made of cast iron having an exterior surface and a first end. A pocket is formed in the exterior surface of the first end. An insert made of steel is connected to the pocket. A second member made of cast iron is provided with an aperture. The method includes positioning the first end of the first member within the aperture and positioning a plug made of steel in the second member proximate the aperture. The plug is fixedly connected to the insert.08-21-2008
20080196232Method of Producing a Part by Decomposition Into Layers, Said Part Having Fluid Transfer Channels Extending Through the Inter-Layers Thereof - The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a part penetrated by fluid channels or ducts for the manufacture of a mold that includes channels or ducts for the circulation and/or transfer of a fluid from the molding portion to the non-molding portion and vice versa. The part is formed and manufactured by a Stratoconception (TM) method based on the principle of decomposing the part, via a set of inter-stratum planes, into a succession of strata. After assembly, the part is formed, and channels are provided in the various inter-stratum planes for allowing a fluid to pass through the part. The invention also relates to the parts obtained by the process.08-21-2008
20110219599Systems, Devices, and/or Methods for Fabricated Panels - Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method, which can comprise forming a device. The device can comprise a panel, which can comprise a pair of face sheets, a first set of corrugated ribbons, and a second set of corrugated ribbons. The sets of corrugated ribbons can be adapted to maintain a spacing between the pair of opposing face sheets.09-15-2011
20110219598Vertical mounted motor hoist - A vertical mounted motor hoist and a method of hoisting a motor are provided. The motor hoist includes a threaded eye bolt for lifting the motor hoist; a sleeve threaded inside one end, and attached and held to the threaded eyebolt by means of a threaded plug and dowel pins and welding; and two safety chains for placement around the motor, each safety chain attachable to the sleeve by means of two oppositely positioned pinch bolts, each pinch bolt having a welded nut welded on to the sleeve and a jam nut tightened against the welded nuts.09-15-2011
20110225790Needle protection device with gauge specific color coding and method for menufactring thereof - To enable a user to readily determine the gauge of the needle of a needle assembly that has a base and a needle protective housing pivotably attached thereto, the needle assembly is injection molded from a color coded molding material which color was preassigned to correspond to the gauge of the needle. As a result, both the base and the protective housing of the needle assembly have—the same specific color, and reflect or provide an indication of the given gauge of the needle. The needle sheath that covers the needle prior to use may be made of a plastics material that may be clear, or have the same or a different color than that of the needle assembly. The gauge of the needle of a fixed needle syringe could also be ascertained by its color coded needle protective housing. Color coded markings that correspond to the gauge of the needle may also be printed onto the syringe barrel of the fixed needle syringe.09-22-2011
20130145595TWIN ROLL CONTINUOUS CASTER - Method of inhibiting cracking of steel strip in continuous casting of thin strip with the steps of: assembling a pair of counter-rotating casting rolls each with circumferential casting surfaces positioned laterally to form a nip therebetween to cast metal strip downwardly from the nip where each casting roll has lateral coolant passages positioned circumferentially spaced inwardly adjacent the casting surface of the roll, providing a source of coolant to be delivered to a temperature regulator regulating the temperature of the coolant delivered to the coolant passages to between 85° F. and 110° F., assembling a metal delivery system above the casting rolls to deliver molten metal forming a casting pool supported on the casting surfaces of the casting rolls above the nip, and counter-rotating the casting rolls such that the casting surfaces of the casting rolls each travel inwardly toward the nip to produce a cast strip downwardly from the nip.06-13-2013
20130145596METHODS OF MANUFACTURING DEVICES FOR GENERATING SKIN GRAFTS - The invention generally relates to methods for manufacturing components for use in a device for generating substantially planar micrografts. The methods of the invention provide for the manufacture of substantially uniform components for a cutter contained within the device, the cutter configured to cut a blister in order to produce a substantially planar graft.06-13-2013
20130145597METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING MANUFACTURE SYSTEM - A method of constructing a manufacture system for manufacturing one product by sequential manufacture works each of which is performed by each of at least one manufacture work machine, the method including: a main-apparatus preparing step of preparing, for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine, a main apparatus including a main frame and a central control device; a work-element-performing-apparatus preparing step of preparing, for said each of the at least one manufacture work machine, a plurality of work-element performing apparatuses; a work-element-performing-apparatus installing step of installing the prepared plurality of work-element performing apparatuses on the main frame of the prepared main apparatus; and a central-control-device setting step of executing setting, with respect to the central control device of the prepared main apparatus, for controlling the prepared plurality of work-element performing apparatuses in a centralized manner.06-13-2013
20100281674TABLET CUTTER - The invention is directed to a pill cutter that has a protected cutting edge. The pill cutter includes a guard, a base, and a cover. The components are arranged such that the guard slides over the cutting edge when the pill cutter is in an open position and the guard exposes the cutting edge when the pill cutter is in a closed position. The invention is also directed at a method for assembling the pill cutter and a method of using the pill cutter to cut a pill or tablet.11-11-2010
20120255154SYSTEM AND FIXTURE FOR CLOSING A FOLDABLE CAP - A fixture for holding a pivotally closable cap with a base connected to a cover by a foldable hinge during a closure operation. The fixture includes a U-shaped slide member having a back wall and a pair of side walls extending therefrom for accommodating the cap with the base and cover in an open condition. The side walls have distal extents, which extend beyond a transverse mid-line of the cover and prevent angular movement of the cover within the slide member.10-11-2012
20100299905Fast draw security holster - A holster for a handgun having an open “U” shape body and or having one or multiple spring loaded self-closing doors/flaps connected to the holster body by pivots, thereby defining a cavity for receiving and holding a handgun, allowing the handgun to be drawn in multiple directions, a thumb/finger enagaging lever with a connecting nib member that extends through the trigger guard of the handgun and has a pivot connection to the holster body for securing a handgun within the cavity/pocket of the holster, a finger enagaging cover guard encloses the finger engaging lever/button, obstructing unauthorized observation of the action of operating the finger engaging lever/button.12-02-2010
20130152360APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING DISCRETE PARTS TO A MOVING WEB - Apparatus for separately conveying a plurality of discrete parts from a web and applying each of the discrete parts to a substrate includes a plurality of transfer pucks and a drive assembly. The drive assembly is configured to rotate each of the transfer pucks such that a plurality of pairs of discrete parts is applied to the web. Each applied pair of discrete parts includes a first discrete part and a second discrete part spaced a first distance from the first discrete part, wherein adjacent pairs of discrete pairs are spaced a second distance that is different from the first distance.06-20-2013
20100306987COTYLE COMPRISING A STERILE INTERFACE - A cotyle including a metallic insertion acetabular shell having an outer, essentially hemispherical, convex anchoring face formed in such a way as to be anchored in a cotyloid cavity of the pelvis of a patient, and a concave receiving face. The cotyle also includes a fixed definitive articular ceramic insert having an outer face engaging in the concave receiving face of the metallic insertion acetabular shell, and an inner receiving face including a concave, essentially hemispherical, articular surface for allowing the engagement and pivoting of a femoral prosthesis head or a mobile articular insert. The cotyle is packed in its assembled sterile state, with the definitive fixed articular ceramic insert engaged in the metallic insertion acetabular shell having a peripheral receiving structure that can receive means for fixing an impacter for positioning a cotyle and is designed in such a way that the impacter can be fixed to the cotyle in the presence of the definitive fixed articular ceramic insert.12-09-2010
20100306985 System for inserting blind attachments - An improved system for inserting blind attachments has an entry point and an exit point for a seal. The seal enters by way of the entry point and continues its guided course by being moved by a pair of servo pullers. A linear drive servo drill makes a first hole into the seal and, as the seal is moved by the servo pullers, the first hole is in position to have a blind attachment inserted therethrough byway of an insertion tool. At the same time that the blind attachment is inserted, a second hole is made in the seal by having the servo drill moved at the appropriate location.12-09-2010
20100306984Towel system, assembly, and method - A towel system, assembly, and method enable a user to quickly identify, retrieve, and replace a moisture-absorbent medium. The towel system comprises, in combination, a circular towel, a support structure, and certain fastening structure. The towel is constructed from a moisture-absorbent medium and comprises a circular periphery, an anterior surface, and a posterior surface. The support structure comprises a vertical support surface. The fastening structure has a fastened thickness and is cooperable with the towel and the support surface for enabling a user to removably fasten the towel to the support surface. The fastening structure comprises towel-based and support-based structures. The fastening structure enables the user to removably fasten the towel adjacent the support surface a distance substantially equal to the fastened thickness for preventing contact between the towel and support surface and enabling the towel to hang within an air space surrounding the anterior and posterior surfaces.12-09-2010
20100306983METHOD OF ATTACHING AN ELEMENT TO A CONTINUOUSLY MOVING ELONGATED ARTICLE - An automatic, precision, fast, sequacious, economical method of attaching an informational element, like a label, completely around the perimeter of a continuously extruded or drawn, elongated article that is in the midst of its manufacture, constantly moving in a linear motion in its longitudinal axis, without stopping. The outer surface of the continuously extruded or drawn, elongated article has corrugations, roughness, comprising alternating ridges, strands and grooves which can not be written on directly with readable printing, making a label the only way to obtain a readable, informational element.12-09-2010
20120272503CLUTCH ASSEMBLY WITH FORMED RETENTION RING - A clutch assembly for a vehicle transmission includes a housing defined by a wall having an annular configuration circumscribing a clutch axis. The wall extends between an open end and a floor. The floor extends inwardly from the wall toward the clutch axis. A plurality of splines formed in the wall and each is spaced from the open end of the housing. A snap ring retains clutch plates in the housing. The open end of the wall is deformed inwardly toward the clutch axis defining a retainer for retaining the snap ring within the housing.11-01-2012
20120272502METHOD FOR SCREWING A RING NUT OF A TRIGGER PUMP ON A CONTAINER AND APPARATUS - A method for screwing a ring nut of a trigger-shaped (11-01-2012
20120272501BUSH FITTING MACHINE - The present invention relates to a machine for delivering supplied hollow bushes and for fitting individual hollow bushes to a cable, and to a corresponding method. The apparatus has a picking apparatus which can pick up hollow bushes and arrange said hollow bushes so as to be axially aligned in front of the fitting tube, and a bush fitting apparatus for fitting individual hollow bushes to a cable, wherein the bush fitting apparatus has a fitting tube which can receive and hold, on the outer surface of said tube, the hollow bushes on the inner surface thereof, and in which the cable for fitting the hollow bushes can be arranged. Furthermore, the apparatus has a delivery apparatus with a slip-over device which is capable of moving relative to the picking apparatus and by means of which the hollow bushes can be delivered from the picking device to the fitting tube, and a filling mandrel, which can protrude through the fitting tube in order to deliver the hollow bush from the picking apparatus onto the bush fitting apparatus and can withdraw from the fitting tube in order to fit the hollow bush to the cable.11-01-2012
20120272500STORAGE STACKS - A storage stack for storing sample containers in a low temperature sample store. The low temperature sample store is equipped with a robot that acts according to Cartesian X, Y, and Z coordinates for horizontally positioning sample containers in X/Y planes inside of individual storage stacks and for vertically moving individual storage stacks within the low temperature sample store in Z direction. The sample store defines a storage area for accommodating an array of m×n storage stacks that are accomplished to be oriented adjacent to each other and parallel to the vertical Z direction. Each individual storage stack includes first and second rigid lateral support flanges extending in the Z direction and including a multitude of storage webs for supporting sample containers inserted into the storage stack; a rigid back panel, rigidly linking the lateral support flanges to each other; a rigid bottom plate, fixed to lower ends of at least one lateral support flange and/or of the back panel; and a rigid insulation cover, fixed to upper ends of at least one lateral support flange and/or of the back panel. The insulation cover includes a handling plate and an insulation block. A number of m×n insulation covers of all storage stacks of a storage stack array form an essentially continuous insulation layer on a storage area of the low temperature sample store. For all storage stacks, carrying elements are provided. These carrying elements statically connect the bottom plate of each individual storage stack with a bottom structure of the storage area of the low temperature sample store. These carrying elements are accomplished to carry the entire weight of the individual storage stack and all sample containers inserted in this storage stack and to confer this entire weight to a bottom structure of the storage area of the low temperature sample store.11-01-2012
20130152365WINDSCREEN WIPER DEVICE - A method of making a windscreen wiper device is provided. The method includes the step of preparing a wiper strip and at least one carrier element in engagement with the wiper strip. The at least one carrier element extends in a longitudinal direction between opposite ends to bias the wiper strip into a predetermined configuration. The method proceeds with sliding a first component of a frame structure onto one of the ends of the at least one carrier element and sliding a second component of the frame structure onto one of the ends of the carrier element. The method continues with the step of coupling the first and second components of the frame structure with one another only after the first and second components are both slid into engagement with the at least one carrier element.06-20-2013
20130152363Method for Securing a Carrier by Gas Pressurization to Inhibit Warpage of the Carrier - This invention relates to a method for securing a carrier by gas pressurization to inhibit warpage of the carrier. The method includes following steps: provide a carrier with an upper surface and a lower surface which are opposite to each other; providing an evacuable jig with an apertured surface on which a plurality of apertures are provided; placing and securing one of the upper and lower surfaces of the carrier on the apertured surface in a manner of facing the apertured surface, wherein the surface of the carrier faced to the apertured surface is defined as a first surface, and the other surface opposed to the first surface is defined as a second surface; and gas pressurizing a chamber and evacuating the jig positioned in the chamber, to form a pressure difference between the first surface and the second surface of the carrier, whereby the carrier is pressed on the jig, wherein the chamber is pressurized to a predetermined pressure greater than a standard atmospheric pressure.06-20-2013
20130152364WORK HOLDER, WORK SETTING APPARATUS, AND WORK SETTING METHOD - A work holder 06-20-2013
20130152367TIMED LOCKING ANTI-SWEEP MECHANISM AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An anti-sweep device having a mechanism that allows a customer to take a pre-determined number of items from a peg or display hook, after which the hook is locked for a pre-determined period of time before allowing another predetermined number of items to be taken.06-20-2013
20130152362DEVICE FOR PREVENTING TWISTING OF A STRAP OF A SAFETY SEAT AND METHOD FOR USING SAME - A method for preventing twisting of a strap of a car seat, the method comprising receiving the strap through a body portion of a device, wherein the body portion includes opposite open ends, and wherein the strap extends through the body portion and protrudes from each of the ends, and positioning the device below at least one of a chest clip and a bottom clip coupled to the strap.06-20-2013
20130152361METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MASTER LINK - Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a master link which connects ends of track chains of an endless track to each other. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a master link which includes a pair of partial link units that are separably coupled to each other, and which can markedly enhance the degree of precision in machining the partial link units and the quality of the product. The method includes forming a wire-cutting reference hole at a predetermined position in the master link so that a wire is inserted into the wire-cutting reference hole, and forming the first and second partial link units by wire-cutting after inserting the wire into the wire-cutting reference hole.06-20-2013
20130180094ISOLATING TUBING - An apparatus for isolating at least a portion of a tubular for use in a wellbore comprising a first, inner tubular in the form of carrier tube and a second, outer tubular in the form of protective shroud, coupled to the carrier tube. One or more aperture is provided in a wall of the carrier tube for permitting fluid transfer through the tube and one or more aperture is provided to permit fluid transfer through the shroud A sealing layer is disposed on a surface of the shroud, the sealing layer defining a first configuration permitting fluid flow through the apertures and, on exposure to a selected reactant, adopting a second configuration to restrict fluid flow through the apertures, the sealing layer adapted to return from the second configuration to the first configuration where concentration of the selected reactant falls below a selected threshold.07-18-2013
20110277297Method and Tool for Installing and Removing Tracks on Vehicles - A clamping arm tool for aligning the ends of a track over the wheels of a vehicle, allows the ends of the track to be pulled together for easy installation and removal of the bolts of the track. The clamping arm tool provides a quick, stable and controlled method for securing the ends of a track over the front and rear wheels of a vehicle.11-17-2011
20110283513Integrity Testable Multilayered Filter Device - The present invention relates to a device having two or more separate filtration layers that can be independently tested for integrity yet which allow for serial filtration through the two or more layers to obtain the desired characteristics such as retention. The device is made of two or more filtration areas, each containing one filter layer. Each area has one filtration layer and a first endcap bonded to a first end of the filter and a second endcap bonded to a second end of the filter. The areas are arranged concentrically around each other such that the first area is inward of the second area which is inward of a third area and the like. Each area is formed separately and integrity tested separately before final assembly. The first area is slid into the inside of the second area and then the two endcaps are either bonded to each, bonded to a third overall endcap or overmolded by a third endcap.11-24-2011
20110308059MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIQUID-COOLED JACKET - Provided is a method of producing a liquid-cooled jacket wherein deformation of a seal body can be minimized. A method of producing a liquid-cooled jacket constituted by fixing a seal body which seals the opening of a recess, by friction stir welding, to a jacket body having a partially opening recess through which heat transport fluid for transporting heat generated by a heat generating body to the outside flows, wherein the seal body is mounted on a supporting surface which is formed at the peripheral edge of the opening of the recess in the jacket body and consists of the bottom surface of a step lower than the surface of the jacket body, the side surface of the step of the jacket body and the outer circumferential surface of the seal body are butted each other, a plasticized region is formed by making one round of a rotary tool which is equipped with a stir pin having a length greater than the thickness of the seal body round along the butting portion of the side surface of the step of the jacket body and the outer circumferential surface of the seal body, and then the seal body is welded to the jacket body.12-22-2011
20110308061STABLE NON-AQUEOUS SINGLE PHASE VISCOUS VEHICLES AND FORMULATIONS UTILIZING SUCH VEHICLES - This invention relates to stable non-aqueous single phase viscous vehicles and to formulations utilizing such vehicles. The formulations comprise at least one beneficial agent uniformly suspended in the vehicle. The formulation is capable of being stored at temperatures ranging from cold to body temperature for long periods of time. The formulations are capable of being uniformly delivered from drug delivery systems at an exit shear rate of between about 1 to 1×1012-22-2011
20110308060MOUNT FOR AN OPTICAL STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MOUNTING AN OPTICAL STRUCTURE USING SUCH MOUNT - An improved mount for, and method of mounting an, optical structure is provided. The mount has a protruding member extending from a surface of the optical structure, a base element having a mounting structure for mounting the mount to another structure and an upper element extending from the base element having a first opening extending therethrough for receipt therein of at least a portion of the protruding member. The first opening defines first and second arms, each of the arms comprising a head portion and each of the head portions ending at an end. A second opening in the upper element extends through one of the head portions and the end thereof in a direction toward the other head portion, while a third opening exists in the upper element through the end of the other head portion in an orientation substantially opposite to and in communication with the second opening so that a tightening mechanism received through the second opening can be received into the third opening. Tightening of the tightening mechanism into the third opening causes the ends of the head portions to draw toward each other so that the first opening of the upper element tightens around the at least a portion of the protruding member.12-22-2011
20130185913PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND ARTICLE PRODUCING METHOD - An assembling device (a production system) includes robots that produce a piping component from a plurality of types of parts, and a display that accepts an input of lot information of at least one of the plurality of parts used in producing operations by the first to third robots and that outputs unsuitable condition information when an unsuitable condition in any of the parts is detected, the unsuitable condition information identifying a lot of the any of the parts in which the unsuitable condition is detected.07-25-2013
20130185914LAUNDRY TREATING APPARAUS - A laundry treating apparatus is provided which can be manufactured easily. The laundry treating apparatus includes a cabinet, a drum rotatably disposed in the cabinet configured to hold laundry therein, a front cover including a door opening to load the laundry in the drum, and at least one panel opening configured to receive a control panel therein.07-25-2013
20130185915VISCOELASTIC APPLICATOR FOR IOL INSERTION APPARATUS - A system for preparing an intraocular lens (IOL) injector for receipt of an IOL. A manifold mates with an injector cartridge and easily distributes a lubricating agent to a load chamber of the cartridge. The IOL is then transferred into the load chamber. The cartridge may be rotatably coupled to the handpiece, and then converted from a preparation and load position to a delivery position. The manifold may remain external to the load chamber or fit within the load chamber and include a handle that remains outside. One or more internal channels in the manifold lead from one or more inlet ports to surfaces in the load chamber than contact the IOL.07-25-2013
20130185916Component Connection Comprising a First and a Second Component and a Male and a Female Fixing Element - A component connection includes a first vehicle component which has a male fixing element projecting from the first vehicle component, and a second vehicle component, which has a female fixing element that is intended for receiving the male fixing element. The male fixing element is inserted into the female fixing element in an insertion direction. The male fixing element has a functional head, which has partially or completely the shape of a sphere or partially or completely a shape similar to a sphere, and the male fixing element has a foot region, which is connected to the second component in a positive locking manner. The functional head has an excessive dimension in relation to the female fixing element in essence transversely to the insertion direction, so that the two vehicle components can be clamped together in a detachable manner at the fixing elements.07-25-2013
20120017415METHOD OF USE OF REUSABLE SAMPLE HOLDING DEVICE PERMITTING READY LOADING OF VERY SMALL WET SAMPLES - A method for using a reusable sample-holding device for readily loading very small wet samples for observation of the samples by microscopic equipment, in particular in a vacuum environment. The method may be used with a scanning electron microscope (SEM), a transmission electron microscope (TEM), an X-ray microscope, optical microscope, and the like. For observation of the sample, the method provides a thin-membrane window etched in the center of each of two silicon wafers abutting to contain the sample in a small uniform gap formed between the windows. This gap may be adjusted by employing spacers. Alternatively, the thickness of a film established by the fluid in which the sample is incorporated determines the gap without need of a spacer. To optimize resolution each window may have a thickness on the order of 50 nm and the gap may be on the order of 50 nm.01-26-2012
20120017414CABINET DRAWER SUPPORT SYSTEM - A system for securely installing one or more drawers or shelves in a cabinet. The system includes a set of adjustable stretcher bar housing assemblies having at least one pair of adjustable stretcher bar housing assemblies. Each adjustable stretcher bar housing assembly includes a first face adapted to contact one of a rear wall or a face frame of a cabinet, and a second face longitudinally spaced from the first face and adapted to contact the other of the rear wall or the face frame of the cabinet. The system further includes an adjustment system having a primary translation generating mechanism and a movable adjustment member. The primary translation generating mechanism causes the moveable adjustment member to axially extend until at least one of the first face or the second face contacts one of the face frame or the rear wall of the cabinet.01-26-2012
20120017413VEHICLE CLOSURE MEMBER MOUNTING - A system and method for mounting a vehicle closure member (01-26-2012
20120017412PACKAGE AND DISPENSING SYSTEM - A package (01-26-2012
20120017411RAIL VEHICLE ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD - There is provided a method for assembling a rail vehicle. The method includes positioning a plurality of motor combos on a fixture frame. The fixture frame may be adapted to hold each of the plurality of motor combos positioned for an assembly into a rail vehicle truck. The method further includes positioning a plurality of springs on each of the plurality of motor combos. The plurality of springs are positioned for the assembly into the rail vehicle truck. Additionally, the method includes simultaneously lifting a plurality of motors such that a truck frame may be coupled to the motors. The plurality of motors corresponds to the plurality of motor combos. The method also includes connecting the truck frame to the plurality of motors, attaching a spring compression fixture to the truck frame and the fixture frame, and compressing the plurality of springs for assembly into the rail vehicle truck.01-26-2012
20120017410APPARATUS, CARRIER, AND METHOD FOR SECURING AN ARTICLE FOR COATING PROCESSES - An apparatus for securing an article, a carrier including the apparatus, and a method involving the apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a base having a channel and a pivot post, an engagement member for selectively engaging the article, a rotatable actuation member having a pivot feature corresponding to the pivot post, and a positioning member secured to the base. The engagement member is slidably positionable in the channel of the base, the positioning member establishes travel limits for the rotatable actuation member, and the positioning member urges the engagement member toward the article. Rotation of the rotatable actuation member slides the engagement member along the channel of the base, thereby securing the article by the force provided by the positioning member.01-26-2012
20130192042ASSEMBLY DEVICE AND METHOD - An assembly device for assembling a main body and an external chamber of a product includes: a base, laterally pressing units disposed on left and right sides of the base, and an actuator disposed on a rear side of the base. The external chamber of the product is positioned on the base. The laterally pressing units press an opening of the external chamber from left and right sides thereof so as to generate convex deformations on upper and lower sides of the opening. The actuator moves the main body towards the opening of the external chamber so as to dispose the main body in the external chamber. The invention avoids product damages, saves time and labor consumption, and improves the product yield.08-01-2013
20130192044Display Kit and Method of Constructing Same - A kit useful by hobbyist and students in constructing displays and dioramas. The kit comprises a base formed from integral sidewalls and a top which presents a planar surface. A channel is formed around the periphery of the planar surface. The kit further includes a backboard which is foldable into a generally planar configuration and has a width greater than the width of the channel. The backboard is wedged into the channel and will remain in place without the use of external fasteners. The backboard is received in the channel on at least three sides of the base. The backboard is formed from a material so that it can be cut to present a desired configuration. A method of constructing a display kit comprises placing the base on a flat surface, at least partially unfolding the backboard to conform on the configuration of the base on at least three sides and then securing the backboard to the base without the use of external fasteners.08-01-2013
20130192043HYDRAULIC SUPPLY HOSE INCLUDING AN INTEGRAL TENSILE LOAD MEMBER - A supply hose includes a core tube, a first layer, a second layer, and a sheath. The core tube defines a hollow interior that surrounds a central axis and is configured to transport fluid therethrough. The first layer and/or the second layer provide tensile strength to the supply line. The first layer is disposed about the core tube and includes a plurality of first fibers. The first fibers are braided about the core tube at a first angle, relative to the central axis. The second layer is disposed directly on the exterior surface of the first layer and includes a plurality of second fibers. The second fibers are braided about the exterior surface of the first layer at a second angle, relative to the central axis. The sheath may be disposed about the second layer.08-01-2013
20130192041FORCED OSCILLATION SEALS FOR AIR TO GAS LEAKS REDUCTION IN REGENERATIVE AIR PREHEATERS - A forced oscillation radial seal is described for regenerative air preheaters which contain rotatable radial plates having upper and lower edges. The forced oscillation seal includes a base with a first portion attached to a lateral face of the plates adjacent the upper and lower edges, and a second free portion, with a pivot system having an axis attached to the second free portion, and a rigid sealing sheet with a first free portion, second portion, and central portion, the sealing sheet attached at its central portion to the pivot system. The forced oscillation seal includes a counterweight attached to the sealing sheet so the sealing sheet reassumes a vertical position after forming a seal with a sealing surface, and a plurality of springs in contact with the sealing sheet and base along the axis of the pivot system, which cooperate with the counterweights to force the seal to oscillate.08-01-2013
20120023731GAS TANK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF GAS TANK - The objective is to enable the formation of an outer circumferential layer by a filament winding process to be performed appropriately, and to achieve the weight reduction of a gas tank by reducing the weight of a mouthpiece. The gas tank comprises a mouthpiece attached to an end of a tank main body in its axis direction, and an outer circumferential layer formed over an outer circumferential surface of the tank main body and an outer circumferential surface of the mouthpiece by a filament winding process. On the end of the tank main body in the axis direction, a recess section, in which an outside end surface of the mouthpiece is embedded in the inner side from an outside end surface of the outer circumferential layer, is formed.02-02-2012
20120023728Apparatus And Methods For Transporting Large Photovoltaic Modules - Embodiments of the invention are directed to dollies for moving photovoltaic modules comprising an elongate base section with a first plurality of rollers and a support section movably coupled with the elongate base section such that the support section can be moved upwardly and downwardly to raise and lower a photovoltaic module. Kits including at least two dollies and methods of using the dollies and kits are also described.02-02-2012
20120023726METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING SIMPLIFIED INSTALLATION OF A PLURALITY OF SOLAR PANELS - A method of mounting a plurality of solar panel carriers, which comprise one or more solar panels mounted thereon, to a support structure is described. Mounting is performed by first placing a solar panel carrier onto the support structure at a first position along the support structure and advancing that solar panel carrier on the support structure to allow a second solar panel carrier to be placed on the support structure behind it. The second solar panel carrier is placed on the support structure and advanced into contact with the first solar panel carrier and both can be advanced together along the support structure. Additional solar panel carriers can be placed on the support structured and advanced in the same fashion. Single and multiple solar panel carriers are also described.02-02-2012
20120030923BATH FIXTURE MOUNTING METHOD - A method for installing an accessory for a bath includes attaching a first mounting bracket to a structure; placing the accessory on a first side of a system wall that is visible after installation; placing a second mounting bracket on a second side of the system wall that is not visible after installation; attaching the accessory to the second mounting bracket through the system wall; and attaching the second mounting bracket to the first mounting bracket wherein the system wall has a first portion that is both parallel to the structure and extends above the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket, and a second portion that is both parallel to the structure and extends below the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket.02-09-2012
20120055006AEROSPACE ARTICLES MADE FROM QUASI-ISOTROPIC CHOPPED PREPREG - Quasi-isotropic chopped prepreg is used to make parts found in aerospace vehicles. Exemplary aerospace parts that are made using quasi-isotropic chopped prepreg include aircraft window frames, wing fairing supports, flange supports, frame gussets, rudder actuator brackets, shear ties, seat pedestals, cargo floor flange supports, storage bin fittings, antenna supports, torque tube pans, handle boxes, side guide fittings, wing box covers and intercostals.03-08-2012
20120055005PORTABLE DEVICE HOLDER - A quick release device holder for portable electronics devices that protects soft and impressionable housing materials from damage during insertion and removal. The quick release device holder includes a backing plane formed with a substantially rigid spine portion and a receiver pocket adjacent to a first end thereof. One or more latching arms extend from the backing plane spaced away from the receiver pocket, each of the one or more latching arms further including a resiliently flexible stem portion coupled to the backing plane and having a head portion spaced away from the backing plane. The head portion further includes one or more rollers coupled thereto in a position spaced away from an interior surface of the backing plane, and a retention tongue between the one or more rollers and the interior surface of the backing plane and being set back from a circumference of the one or more rollers.03-08-2012
20120055004METHODS OF FORMING PROTECTIVE CLIPS FOR MOVABLE PARTITIONS AND METHODS OF INSTALLING PROTECTIVE CLIPS FOR MOVABLE PARTITIONS - Protective clips for movable partitions include a guard portion that protrudes from a top major surface of a base portion. The guard portion extends along the top major surface proximate to a front side of the base portion. The guard portion also may extend along the top major surface proximate to at least one end side surface at a longitudinal end of the base portion. Movable partitions include one or more such protective clips. The protective clips optionally may be used to attach a sweep strip to panels of a movable partition. Methods of forming such protective clips include molding the clips within a mold cavity.03-08-2012
20120055002Method For Installing The Hoisting Roping Of An Elevator - The object of the invention is a method for installing the hoisting roping of an elevator, in which method the hoisting roping of the elevator is lifted upwards into the elevator hoistway by means of a hoisting device. The hoisting roping is lifted upwards into the elevator hoistway in steps such that at least one rope of the roping is lifted by pulling it to the height and the aforementioned at least one rope is fixed to the elevator hoistway or to another fixed structure of the building, at least one of the ropes of the roping that is at the height and was lifted in phase is detached, at least one rope detached in phase is lifted by pulling it to the next height and the aforementioned at least one rope is fixed to the elevator hoistway or to another fixed structure of the building.03-08-2012
20120055001MODULAR COUNTERTOP METHOD - A method of installing a modular countertop includes a first step of determining a desired final size of a countertop at an installation site so that a modular countertop may be installed at the installation site; and a second step of trimming the modular countertop at the installation site from a first size to the desired final size to form the finished countertop, the modular countertop including a composite layer and a support layer bonded to the composite layer, the composite layer including a filler material dispersed within a polymer matrix, wherein the composite layer and the support layer have a combined thickness less than about 1.25 inches.03-08-2012
20120055000Building Elements for Building Three-Dimensional Structures - This invention describes a set of building elements comprising a uniting plate (03-08-2012
20120054999METHOD OF FABRICATING SLEEVES FOR TRAMPOLINES - A method of fabricating sleeves for trampolines includes steps of: first, bending a plate into a tube with a coupling seam bonded through a bonding process to form a sleeve; next, expanding an opening of the sleeve through an opening expansion means to form a body and an expanded opening section extended from the body; applying a compressive force to the expanded opening section to form an outer expanded portion and an inner folding portion. When the sleeve is coupled with a connection tube, the outer expanded portion and inner folding portion provide greater structural strength. Whether defects are formed on the coupling seam at the outer expanded portion and inner folding portion can be easily and visually detected after the fabrication process is finished. Thus defected sleeve can be instantly identified during the fabrication process to save extra inspection time. Fabrication productivity of trampolines also improves.03-08-2012
20130199016MODULAR HANGING STORAGE TRACKS - A hanger track system that can be mounted to horizontal or vertical surfaces including ceilings, joists, and walls. The hanger tracks include a surface on which a storage container may be supported. The hanger tracks are positioned substantially parallel to each other and spaced a distance apart such that a storage container can fit in between the hanger tracks and be supported by a portion of the tracks.08-08-2013
20130199017PLASTIC CAP WITH IC TAG AND METHOD OF ATTACHING IC TAG TO THE CAP - A plastic cap with IC tag storing product information provided on the upper surface of a top plate. The top plate is formed by an annular flange and a recessed portion 37, the recessed portion, including a side wall continuous to the inner circumferential edge of the annular flange and a bottom continuous to the lower end of the side wall. The tag 10 is attached to the annular flange to cover the recessed portion. A gap between the tag and the bottom is maintained to such a degree that the transmission and reception of signals to and from the tag are not interrupted when the back surface of the bottom comes in contact with water.08-08-2013
20120066882EXHAUST WASHED STRUCTURE AND ASSOCIATED COMPOSITE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A composite structure and an associated exhaust washed structure are provided which may be formed of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. A method of fabricating a composite structure which may include the CMC material is also provided. A composite structure may include a corrugated septum extending in a lengthwise direction. The composite structure may also include a flute within which the corrugated septum is disposed to form, for example, a partitioned flute assembly.03-22-2012
20130097842BATHING ENCLOSURE WITH EASY TO ASSEMBLE COMPONENTS - A method for assembling a bathing enclosure includes providing a base on a support, the base having an upper rim. The method includes providing a first wall on the upper rim of the base, providing a second wall in pivotable engagement with the first wall at upper portions thereof, and pivoting the second wall relative to the first wall to mount the second wall on the upper rim of the base.04-25-2013
20120084960CHILD SWING AND JUMPER APPARATUS AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME - Child entertainment apparatus and methods of operating the same are disclosed. An example method of operating a child entertainment apparatus includes suspending a seat from a frame and driving the seat for swinging movement by reciprocating an arm slidably coupled to the seat where the seat is free to slide along the arm when the seat swings.04-12-2012
20120084959METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FORMING JOINTS IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES - A tool is used to form a joint between a composite dome and a surrounding composite skirt. The tool includes a tool shell on which composite plies may be laid up to form the skirt and a spacer connected with the shell for filling a gap between the dome and the skirt.04-12-2012
20130205564SAW SYSTEM FOR MITER JOINTS - Saw system, including methods and apparatus, for cutting pieces of stock to be installed end-to-end to form miter joints. In some embodiments, the saw system may include a computer that determines an appropriate saw pivot angle for cutting a proximal end of a second piece of stock, based on a corner angle entered for cutting a distal end of a first piece of stock. In some embodiments, the saw system may compensate for an offset pivot axis of a saw device based on entered lengths of cut first and second pieces generated respectively with the saw device pivoted to the left and to the right.08-15-2013
20130205562SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOADING A PRE-CURVED ELECTRODE ARRAY ONTO A STRAIGHTENING MEMBER - Exemplary systems and methods for loading a pre-curved electrode array onto a straightening member are described herein. An exemplary system may include a loading tool including a housing and a slider member disposed at least partially within the housing. The slider member may be slidable from a first position to a second position and configured to move a pre-curved electrode array from a curved configuration to a straightened configuration as it slides from the first position to the second position. The exemplary system may also include a straightening member configured to be inserted into the pre-curved electrode array. Corresponding methods are also described.08-15-2013
20130205563METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONNECTING DISLIKE SHAPED ARTICLES - A secure and integrated matching of a consumer product box of dissimilar shapes and characteristics to a receiving holder from a moving environmental surroundings, can include a connector configured to selectively connect and position at least one wall from said the box to link with the receiving holder. In a preferred embodiment, the present method and apparatus is suitable for holding a tissue box of any shape in a cup holder of any shape in a vehicle, for example a car.08-15-2013
20130205565Paper Clip Bearing A Plate - A paper clip assembly, that includes a wire frame that is formed into a loop and a jaw that protrudes outwardly from the loop. Also, a plate insert is shaped to fit into said loop, and in one embodiment is fit into the loop, to form a paper clip having a plate that can bear a message.08-15-2013
20130205566METHOD FOR MOUNTING COMPONENTS ON A SUPPORTING RAIL, AND SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - A method for mounting components, in particular terminal blocks, on a supporting rail, wherein the components are removed from at least one magazine by means of a first device, which comprises a receptacle for the components and moves automatically to and fro between a starting position and an end position, and are plugged onto the supporting rail, which is held in a first mounting position by a second device, includes the second device automatically transferring the supporting rail into a second mounting position after one of the components has been plugged on and a further component, which is arranged next to said component in the longitudinal direction of the supporting rail when the latter is in the fully equipped state, is plugged onto the supporting rail held in the second mounting position, in an analogous manner to the component.08-15-2013