This week's featured invention patented by South Carolina inventors is within CPC Section F: Mechanical Engineering.
Inventor(s): Matthew Stephen Casavant, Greenville; Kenneth Damon Black, Travelers Rest
Assignee(s): General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY
Abstract: A first adjustable stop on a jack member selectively adjusts an incline stop gap while a second adjustable stop on a support element selectively adjusts a decline stop gap. Stop surfaces on the first adjustable stop and the support element may define the incline stop gap, while stop surfaces on the second adjustable stop and the first adjustable stop may define the decline stop gap. A number of turns of a stop needed to effect a desired of adjustment may be determined using a pitch, lead, and/or number of starts of threads used to mount the stops.