UTILIZING THERMAL CHARACTERISTIC, E.G., EXPANSION OR CONTRACTION, ETC.
403 - Joints and connections
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|Class / Patent application number||Description||Number of patent applications / Date published|
|403028000||UTILIZING THERMAL CHARACTERISTIC, E.G., EXPANSION OR CONTRACTION, ETC.||14|
|20110194887||JOINING OR FASTENING COMPONENTS CONTAINING A SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER - A releasable connection connects a first component to a second component. The second component includes and is manufactured from a Shape Memory Polymer (SMP), and defines a pocket. The first component includes a portion disposed within the pocket. The pocket is deformed from an initial shape permitting insertion of the portion into the pocket to assembly the releasable connection into a connected shape wherein the pocket is deformed to secure the first component relative to the second component. The pocket is transformed from the initial shape into the connected shape by heating the SMP material of the second component to a switching temperature. Re-heating the SMP second component to the switching temperature returns the pocket back to the initial shape from the connected shape to disassembly the releasable connection.||08-11-2011|
|20130089370||COOLING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COOLING DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE - A cooling device for a vehicle is provided that includes a first air cooler that has a first element of a sliding seat tenon-and-mortise joint and a first element of a latching joint. The cooling device has a second air cooler connected to the first air cooler that has a second element of the sliding seat tenon-and-mortise joint and a second element of the latching joint, the elements of the latching joint and the elements of the sliding seat tenon-and mortise joint being designed in such a way that a form-locked connection between the two air coolers may be produced by the latching joint and the sliding seat tenon-and-mortise joint.||04-11-2013|
|20110299915||MICRO-COUPLING ACTIVE RELEASE MECHANISM - A micro-coupling active release mechanism including a shape memory alloy (SMA) cylindrical ring that is fit into a bushing or other mating attachment creating an interference joint held in place by frictional forces. The interference joint can be released upon actuation in which the SMA cylindrical ring is heated causing it to shrink in size, relieving the frictional forces of the interference joint thereby releasing the SMA cylindrical ring from the bushing or other mating attachment.||12-08-2011|
|20120141190||Expansion Joint - An expansion joint having gaps is used for cracks in surfacing. In an embodiment, an expansion joint has an upper body having an upper body gap. The expansion joint also has a lower body having a lower body gap. In addition, the expansion joint has a wedge. The wedge is disposed between the upper body and the lower body.||06-07-2012|
|20080260455||Composite Seal - A composite seal is disclosed having first and second metal layers overlying one another in spaced relation. A mineral layer is positioned between the metal layers. The metal and mineral layers have inner and outer perimeters, the inner perimeters overlapping to define an aperture. The metal layers are joined at a perimeter, preferably the outer perimeter, by welding. The metal layers are preferably precious metal or high temperature alloy foil and the mineral layer may be formed of mica, vermiculite, or modifications of vermiculite.||10-23-2008|
|20100166493||HEAT BREAK COUPLING - This invention relates to the art of processing and treating molten metal. More particularly, this invention relates to a new and improved coupling design for a molten metal processing system to provide coupling design for rotor/shaft systems which has a heat break to prevent heat flow to a motor. This disclosure deals with a cross sectional area reduction heat break which provides a restriction prevent heat transmission through a conductive material by providing a coupling for connecting a motor to a shaft in a molten metal processing system to restrict heat flow to a motor, which will ultimately extend the life of the motor.||07-01-2010|
|20120177435||EXPANSION JOINT BRACKET - An expansion joint bracket retains an expansion joint board in a concrete installation. The expansion joint bracket may include a base member having multiple nail holes for securing the bracket to the earth (or sand or gravel put down prior to pouring concrete there upon). First and second board support members may run perpendicular to the base and parallel to each other to hold the expansion joint board in place. Gussets, typically triangular shaped gussets, extend from the board support members to the base member. The expansion joint brackets may be disposed every 12-24 inches on the expansion joint board and concrete may be poured over the expansion joint brackets, resulting in a quick and simple concrete installation.||07-12-2012|
|20110293357||SHRINK DISK CONNECTION FOR A WIND TURBINE - In order e.g. to provide a connection for connecting shafts in a wind turbine which is able to withstand a torque of a modern wind turbine, while still being relatively inexpensive, simple and effective to use, there is disclosed a connection including a first shaft and a second shaft which are inter-connectable by connecting an interconnection part of the first shaft and an interconnection part of the second shaft, and a shrinkable disk positioned and adapted so as to lock the first shaft to the second shaft by providing pressure to the interconnection parts of the first and second shaft when the interconnection parts are interconnected, and where the interconnection part of each of the first and second shafts comprises a plurality of friction surfaces transferring moment between the first and second shafts by friction.||12-01-2011|
|403029000||Interposed material of intermediate coefficient of expansion||2|
|20130051897||RIGID ADAPTOR RING FOR CTE MISMATCHED OPTICAL DEVICE COMPONENTS - A rigid adaptor ring for coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatched optical device components is disclosed. In one embodiment, either side of the rigid adaptor ring includes one or more mounting pads that are configured to interface between the CTE mismatched optical device components.||02-28-2013|
|20110229250||Thermally Compensating End Bracket for Mixed Metal Impact Beam - A thermally compensating connection bracket system allows mixed components having dissimilar coefficients of thermal expansion to be connected together at two locations, and yet be able to expand and contract therebetween in response to temperature changes without compromising either of the connections. A bracket carries a boss which passes through an elongated slot of one component and is affixed to the other component such that the first and second components can mutually slide while yet being tightly clamped together.||09-22-2011|
|403030000||Members having different coefficients of expansion||4|
|20130034378||BIPOD FLEXURE RING - A thermal coupling includes a first structure having a first coefficient of thermal expansion; a second structure having a second coefficient of thermal expansion lower than the first coefficient of thermal expansion; a plurality of thermal expansion fingers provided in the first structure; a plurality of thermal expansion flanges extending from the plurality of thermal expansion fingers, respectively; and a flange extending from the second structure and attached to the plurality of thermal expansion flanges.||02-07-2013|
|20090067917||Bipod Flexure Ring - A thermal coupling includes a first structure having a first coefficient of thermal expansion; a second structure having a second coefficient of thermal expansion lower than the first coefficient of thermal expansion; a plurality of thermal expansion fingers provided in the first structure; a plurality of thermal expansion flanges extending from the plurality of thermal expansion fingers, respectively; and a flange extending from the second structure and attached to the plurality of thermal expansion flanges.||03-12-2009|
|20100316437||Thermal Expansion Compensation Method and System - A method and system that compensates for thermal induced stresses in structures composed of different materials fastened together. The system utilizes three compensation mounts made from a material with a coefficient of thermal expansion that is between that of the two materials being fastened together. These mounts can be linear or, for a thinner structure, the mounts are “C” shaped. The size of the “C” mounts and fastening locations are calculated based on the coefficient of thermal expansion for the two materials being fastened together and the “C” mount material. The geometry of the “C” mounts allows for fastening the two planar surfaces without introducing a large thickness increase to the structure. This system allows for materials to be fastened together, and when placed in an environment with temperature fluctuations, the system experiences zero, minimal or insignificant amounts of thermal induced stress.||12-16-2010|
|20110020054||THERMAL STRAIN RELIEF DEVICE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE FURNACE - A system and method for connecting a plurality of components in a furnace incorporate a thermal strain relief device made of graphite or other material designed for high temperature environments in which operating temperatures of the furnace are between about 1000° C. and about 1700° C. The thermal strain relief device includes a body, a raised area provided on a first side of the body, and an elevation structure provided on a second side of the body. The thermal strain relief device is assembled with at least first and second components, and a connector for connecting the first and second components in the furnace, where the first and second components may have different coefficients of thermal expansion, and the thermal strain relief device is configured to flex in response to tightening of the connector, and in response to thermal expansion of the first and second components when operated at high temperatures.||01-27-2011|
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