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1 US8328229B2
Airbag module
Publication/Patent Number: US8328229B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 13/336,741 Filing Date: 2011-12-23 Inventor: Wigger, Henning   Mendez, Gerardo   Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.   IPC: B60R21/206 Abstract: An airbag module for protecting the knees of an occupant of a vehicle includes an airbag formed by at least one panel of material, an inflator that produces gas that inflates the airbag into a deployed condition, a tether connected to the airbag for restraining upward movement of the airbag when the airbag begins to deploy, and a housing. Prior to deployment, the airbag is compacted in the storage condition. In the storage condition, the airbag includes a rolled portion and a folded portion, where the folded portion includes a half Z-shape fold. An airbag module for protecting the knees of an occupant of a vehicle includes an airbag formed by at least one panel of material, an inflator that produces gas that inflates the airbag into a deployed condition, a tether connected to the airbag for restraining upward movement ...More ...Less
2 US8328230B1
Active bolster with internal tear ribs for a contoured inflation shape
Publication/Patent Number: US8328230B1 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 13/361,077 Filing Date: 2012-01-30 Inventor: Kalisz, Raymond E.   Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC   IPC: B60R21/16 Abstract: An active bolster for protecting an occupant during a crash event of a motor vehicle includes a back wall and a front wall forming an inflatable bladder. Frangible tear ribs are provided in a central region to limit expansion so a surrounding region expands by a greater distance toward the occupant prior to tearing of the tear ribs providing a contoured shape during inflation deflecting a portion of an impacting occupant toward the central region. The tear ribs separate after a predetermined amount of inflation to provide a cushion in the central region. An active bolster for protecting an occupant during a crash event of a motor vehicle includes a back wall and a front wall forming an inflatable bladder. Frangible tear ribs are provided in a central region to limit expansion so a surrounding region expands by a greater distance ...More ...Less
3 US8328235B2
Side-by-side vehicle
Publication/Patent Number: US8328235B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/796,495 Filing Date: 2010-06-08 Inventor: Schneider, Michael D   Hanten, Michael J   Johnson, Cal W   Bronkhorst, Kevin Van   Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.   IPC: B60R21/02 Abstract: The present invention relates to all terrain vehicles having at least a pair of laterally spaced apart seating surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to side-by-side all terrain vehicles having plural rows of seats.
4 US8328236B2
Floor conveyor with wheel arms
Publication/Patent Number: US8328236B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/507,617 Filing Date: 2009-07-22 Inventor: Faehndrich, Rainer   Hildebrand, Lars   Roder, Matthias   Assignee: Jungheinrich AG   IPC: B66F9/075 Abstract: A floor conveyor, with a frame on which a drive unit and a load unit are attached, the load unit having a load carrying means adjustable in its height, further with two parallel wheel arms which are adapted to be mounted on the outer sides of the frame, each wheel arm mounting one load wheel, and with means for reducing the distance of the wheel arms from each other, wherein a frame portion or a frame plate is fixedly connected to the frame on each outer side thereof, said frame portion or frame plate having an outer bearing surface and holes which result in a first hole pattern, wherein a wheel arm plate is connected to the wheel arms, which has first through bores resulting in a second hole pattern, and an inner bearing surface. A floor conveyor, with a frame on which a drive unit and a load unit are attached, the load unit having a load carrying means adjustable in its height, further with two parallel wheel arms which are adapted to be mounted on the outer sides of the frame, each wheel arm mounting ...More ...Less
5 US8328257B1
Line retrieval system
Publication/Patent Number: US8328257B1 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/730,447 Filing Date: 2010-03-24 Inventor: La, Coste Lee A   Assignee: NXS Solutions, LLC   IPC: B25J1/04 Abstract: A system for retrieving a rope, line, or cable for use in, for example, mooring marine vessels of various sizes and configuration, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention being particularly suitable for mooring sport fishing vessels or the like, wherein there is provided a hand held retrieval device having a shaft with a boat hook affixed to one end and a grasping area at the other, the boat hook having a unique configuration wherein the arm or free end of the hook has situated thereabout a compressible layer of material having a high friction coefficient, and the opposing shank section of the hook has emanating therefrom first and second, parallel edges forming a channel therebetween, the edges and free end spaced and positioned to form a highly effective line retrieval hook. A system for retrieving a rope, line, or cable for use in, for example, mooring marine vessels of various sizes and configuration, the exemplary embodiment of the present invention being particularly suitable for mooring sport fishing vessels or the like, wherein there is ...More ...Less
6 US8328260B2
Bus stretcher conversion kit
Publication/Patent Number: US8328260B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 13/404,532 Filing Date: 2012-02-24 Inventor: Kapoor, Amit   Assignee: First Line Technology, LLC   IPC: B23P11/00 Abstract: A framework for supporting stretchers and method of assembling includes a sub-frame having an adjustable length header bar assembly and adjustable height outer frame legs connected to opposing ends of the header bar assembly. A secondary stretcher support is positioned laterally interior of and parallel with each outer frame leg, each of the secondary stretcher support and outer frame leg including stretcher holders. Interframe connectors are transversely positioned between pairs of sub-frames and pairs of secondary stretcher supports. Stretcher handles seat in the stretcher holder and the secondary stretcher support. The framework is configured to fit within varying dimensions of a mass transit vehicle and can be a component of a vehicle conversion kit. The kit can further include tools for assembling the framework, assembly instructions, and a crate for storing and transporting at least the framework, supports, tools, and assembly instructions. A framework for supporting stretchers and method of assembling includes a sub-frame having an adjustable length header bar assembly and adjustable height outer frame legs connected to opposing ends of the header bar assembly. A secondary stretcher support is positioned laterally ...More ...Less
7 US8328261B2
Pick-up style utility vehicle with expandable cargo bed
Publication/Patent Number: US8328261B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/646,126 Filing Date: 2009-12-23 Inventor: Kanazawa, Tomohiro   Takahashi, Hideyuki   Jinja, Yoichi   Hamano, Takao   Sakata, Masashi   Morita, Kazuhiro   Ishibashi, Yasushi   Maeda, Kiyoaki   Furman, Tyler   Masuda, Yoshihiro   Govier, Trey   Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: B62D33/02 Abstract: A pick-up style utility vehicle having a front seat and a rear seat. The pick-up style utility vehicle includes a cargo bed movement mechanism for supporting a cargo bed movably within a predetermined movement range in a back and forth direction. Also, a seat movement mechanism is provided for supporting the rear seat movably between a use position set to be within the movement range and a shunting position set to be out of or beyond the movement range. A pick-up style utility vehicle having a front seat and a rear seat. The pick-up style utility vehicle includes a cargo bed movement mechanism for supporting a cargo bed movably within a predetermined movement range in a back and forth direction. Also, a seat movement mechanism ...More ...Less
8 US8328156B2
Techniques for forming solder bump interconnects
Publication/Patent Number: US8328156B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 13/371,840 Filing Date: 2012-02-13 Inventor: Dang, Bing   Gruber, Peter A.   Guerin, Luc   Patel, Chirag S.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: B28B7/22 Abstract: Interconnects are formed on attachment points of a wafer by performing several steps. A plurality of cavities having a predetermined shape is formed in a semiconductor substrate. These cavities are then filled with an interconnect material to form the interconnects. The interconnects are subsequently attached to the attachment points of the wafer. Interconnects are formed on attachment points of a wafer by performing several steps. A plurality of cavities having a predetermined shape is formed in a semiconductor substrate. These cavities are then filled with an interconnect material to form the interconnects. The ...More ...Less
9 US8328161B2
Sanitary fitting with separate mounting for the actuating lever
Publication/Patent Number: US8328161B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/385,606 Filing Date: 2009-04-14 Inventor: Graber, Heinz   Assignee: KWC AG   IPC: F16K31/52 Abstract: The fitting housing contains a control cartridge, of which the control shank can be pivoted about the pivot axis. The actuating lever can be displaced relative to the control shank, is mounted on the latter and can be pivoted via its own lever axis, this lever axis being guided in the guide track. When the actuating lever is pivoted up and down, it executes a displacement movement relative to the control shank, and this prevents contact between the actuating lever and the fitting housing. The fitting housing contains a control cartridge, of which the control shank can be pivoted about the pivot axis. The actuating lever can be displaced relative to the control shank, is mounted on the latter and can be pivoted via its own lever axis, this lever axis being guided ...More ...Less
10 US8328163B2
Vacuum valve with a sealing ring
Publication/Patent Number: US8328163B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/351,631 Filing Date: 2009-01-09 Inventor: Boesch, Hubert   Boesch, Stefan   Assignee: VSE Vacuum Technology   IPC: F16K1/00 Abstract: A vacuum valve with a seating ring having a generally rectangular cross section. With respect to rectangular edges lying diametrically opposite one another, radii of curvature are arranged in these edges, which radii of curvature come into sealing engagement with sealing seats arranged lying opposite one another on the housing side and the disk side. The sealing surfaces on the sealing seats have approximately the same cone angle. The sealing ring is easy to produce, has a small rolling path and there is no danger of damage to the valve seats by the sealing ring. A vacuum valve with a seating ring having a generally rectangular cross section. With respect to rectangular edges lying diametrically opposite one another, radii of curvature are arranged in these edges, which radii of curvature come into sealing engagement with sealing seats ...More ...Less
11 US8328169B2
Spring steel and spring having superior corrosion fatigue strength
Publication/Patent Number: US8328169B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/892,444 Filing Date: 2010-09-28 Inventor: Kuno, Takanori   Nakano, Tomohiro   Sakakibara, Takayuki   Wakita, Masami   Mimura, Shingo   Assignee: Chuo Hatsujo Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: C22C38/18 Abstract: The present application provides a high strength spring steel and a high strength spring that have superior corrosion fatigue strength. The spring steel comprises, in terms of percent by mass, 0.35-0.55% C, 1.60-3.00% Si, 0.20-1.50% Mn, 0.10-1.50% Cr and at least one element selected from 0.40-3.00% Ni, 0.05-0.50% Mo 0.05-0.50% V, the balance being at least substantially Fe and incidental elements and impurities. The present application provides a high strength spring steel and a high strength spring that have superior corrosion fatigue strength. The spring steel comprises, in terms of percent by mass, 0.35-0.55% C, 1.60-3.00% Si, 0.20-1.50% Mn, 0.10-1.50% Cr and at least one element ...More ...Less
12 US8328193B2
Image forming apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US8328193B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/785,827 Filing Date: 2010-05-24 Inventor: Ninomiya, Kenji   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: B65H5/02 Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a pair of registration rollers which conveys a sheet to an image forming portion. The pair of registration rollers includes a first registration roller, which is fixed to a registration roller shaft and includes first and second registration roller rubbers formed of an elastic body and third to sixth registration roller rubbers, and a second registration roller includes first to sixth rollers in press contact with the registration roller rubbers of the first registration roller. The press contact portions between the registration roller rubbers of the first registration roller and the first to sixth rollers of the second registration roller are different in length in a sheet conveying direction. An image forming apparatus has a pair of registration rollers which conveys a sheet to an image forming portion. The pair of registration rollers includes a first registration roller, which is fixed to a registration roller shaft and includes first and second registration roller ...More ...Less
13 US8328286B2
Self-leveling arm assembly for recliner
Publication/Patent Number: US8328286B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/828,639 Filing Date: 2010-07-01 Inventor: Steury, Douglas V.   Tetzloff, George   Assignee: Veada Industries, Inc.   IPC: B60N2/46 Abstract: A self-leveling arm assembly is for use with an article of furniture that includes a back rest portion having an arm support. The back rest portion is connected to a seat portion at a first pivot, wherein the backrest portion is pivotable relative to the seat portion between a forward position and a backward position. The assembly includes an arm and at least one linkage member having a first and a second end. The first end is adapted to be pivotably connected to the seat portion, and the second end carries a cross pin for slidable engagement in a path formed in the aim support. The arm includes a pin at one end. The arm is adapted to be connected to the arm support at the one end to define an area of rotation, which includes rotation of the arm about the pin so that upon simultaneous rotation of the back portion and the linkage member about their respective pivots, the arm experiences vertical displacement, but substantially no angular displacement when the backrest is moved between the forward and the backward positions. A self-leveling arm assembly is for use with an article of furniture that includes a back rest portion having an arm support. The back rest portion is connected to a seat portion at a first pivot, wherein the backrest portion is pivotable relative to the seat portion between a ...More ...Less
14 US8328292B2
Mining machine with driven disc cutters
Publication/Patent Number: US8328292B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 13/069,095 Filing Date: 2011-03-22 Inventor: De, Andrade Alex Freire   Veldman, Charl Christo   Moeller, Arthur Kenneth   Skea, Theuns Fichardt   De, Sousa Joaquim Antonio Soares   Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.   IPC: E21C25/16 Abstract: A mining machine includes a cutting mechanism with an arm, and a substantial weight of more than a thousand pounds attached to the arm. The mining machine also includes a first disc cutter adapted to engage the material to be mined and mounted on a first disc cutter assembly for eccentrically driving the first disc cutter, the first disc cutter assembly being mounted within the substantial weight. The mining machine also includes at least a second disc cutter spaced apart from the first disc cutter assembly and adapted to engage the material to be mined, and mounted on a second disc cutter assembly for eccentrically driving the second disc cutter, the second disc cutter assembly being mounted within the substantial weight. A mining machine includes a cutting mechanism with an arm, and a substantial weight of more than a thousand pounds attached to the arm. The mining machine also includes a first disc cutter adapted to engage the material to be mined and mounted on a first disc cutter assembly for ...More ...Less
15 US8328293B2
Shield machine
Publication/Patent Number: US8328293B2 Publication Date: 2012-12-11 Application Number: 12/524,550 Filing Date: 2007-01-26 Inventor: Kondo, Yasunori   Iwata, Hiroyoshi   Sakai, Yasuyuki   Oda, Makoto   Niihara, Tooru   Makiuchi, Isao   Nagamori, Kunihiro   Inomata, Katsumi   Anai, Hidekazu   Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: E21D9/87 Abstract: A shield machine including an excavator capable of excavating tunnels of various cross-sectional shapes, the excavator including: a rotary drum supported at a front end side portion of a shield machine main body to be rotatable around a first center axis; a cutter supporting frame supported by the rotary drum to be rotatable around a second center axis; a rotary cutter head supported by the cutter supporting frame to be rotatable around a third center axis and including a plurality of cutter bits on a surface thereof; a rotary auxiliary cutter head supported by the rotary drum to be rotatable around a fourth center axis; and first, third, and fourth rotating mechanisms, and a swinging drive mechanism configured to respectively cause the rotary drum, the rotary cutter head, the rotary auxiliary cutter head, and the cutter supporting frame to independently rotate. A shield machine including an excavator capable of excavating tunnels of various cross-sectional shapes, the excavator including: a rotary drum supported at a front end side portion of a shield machine main body to be rotatable around a first center axis; a cutter supporting ...More ...Less