US Pat. No. 10,792,810

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM FOR LEARNING ROBOTIC CONTROL POLICIES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:a robotic system that performs a task according to a robotic controller programmed to implement a control policy; and
one or more processors programmed with executable instructions to at least:
implement a physics simulation engine that simulates a real world environment in which the robotic system is to perform the task, wherein the physics simulation engine runs simulations of a simulated version of the robotic system performing a simulated version of the task;
use machine learning to learn parameters of a simulated control policy based on evaluations of a first level of success at the simulated version of the task within the simulations, wherein the first level of success is determined based on whether the simulated version of the robotic system successfully performed the simulated version of the task within the simulations;
provide the parameters of the simulated control policy learned from the simulations via the machine learning to the robotic controller of the robotic system;
run trials of the robotic system performing the task in the real world environment under control of the robotic controller;
use machine learning to generate a refined control policy by refining the parameters of the simulated control policy based on evaluations of a second level of success at the task within the real world environment, wherein the second level of success is determined based on whether the robotic system successfully performed the task during the trials in the real world environment; and
after finalizing refinement of the parameters, program the robotic controller to control the robotic system using the refined control policy to complete performance of the task.

US Pat. No. 10,792,809

ROBOT GRIP DETECTION USING NON-CONTACT SENSORS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:controlling a robotic gripping device to cause a plurality of digits of the robotic gripping device to move towards each other in an attempt to grasp an object, wherein the plurality of digits are coupled to a palm of the robotic gripping device;
receiving, from a first non-contact sensor on the palm of the robotic gripping device, first sensor data indicative of a region extending from the palm between the plurality of digits of the robotic gripping device, wherein the first sensor data is indicative of the region after the attempt to grasp the object;
receiving, from a second non-contact sensor on palm of the robotic gripping device, second sensor data indicative of the region extending from the palm between the plurality of digits of the robotic gripping device, wherein the second sensor data is based on a different sensing modality than the first sensor data, wherein the second sensor data is indicative of the region after the attempt to grasp the object; and
determining, using an object-in-hand classifier that takes as input the first sensor data and the second sensor data, whether the robotic gripping device is currently holding the object after the attempt to grasp the object.

US Pat. No. 10,792,808

ROBOT AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A robot comprising:a first control device configured to send first, second, and third information; and
one or more second control devices to be controlled by the first control device, each of the second control devices controlling a control target at a predetermined cycle, each of the second control devices having a memory and a processor, the memory being configured to store a program, the processor being configured to execute the program so as to:
receive the first information from the first control device;
save a first time at which the first information is received in the memory;
receive the second information from the first control device;
save a second time at which the second information is received in the memory;
receive the third information from the first control device:
save a third time at which the third information is received in the memory;
calculate a first period of time between the first time and the second time;
calculate a second period of time between the second time and the third time;
calculate a mean period of time based on the first period of time and the second period of time; and
designate the mean period of time as the predetermined cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,792,807

FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE ELECTRONIC STRAIN-LIMITED LAYER FOR SOFT ACTUATORS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A soft robot having an integrated electrical component, comprising:an expandable or collapsible body, the body comprising an inlet that is configured to communicate with a fluid source; and
a flexible strain limited layer secured to a portion of the expandable or collapsible body, wherein the strain limited layer comprises two or more layers and two or more electrical components comprising one or more sensors located in the two or more layers.

US Pat. No. 10,792,806

DEVICE FOR DRIVING ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE MODULE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE MODULE

1. A driving device of an artificial muscle module, the artificial muscle module containing a fluid and a heat reaction driving unit deformed in a shape in response to temperature of the fluid, the driving device comprising:a fluid tank unit comprising a high temperature water tank containing a relatively high temperature fluid, and a low temperature water tank containing a relatively low temperature fluid as compared to the relatively high temperature fluid,
a fluid providing line connecting a first side of the artificial muscle module to the fluid tank unit, to provide the fluid to the artificial muscle module;
a fluid collecting line connecting a second side of the artificial muscle module to the fluid tank unit, to collect the fluid charged in the artificial muscle module;
a circulation pump unit positioned at at least one of the fluid providing line and the fluid collecting line, to circulate the fluid between the artificial muscle module and the fluid tank unit;
a temperature control unit for controlling temperature of the fluid to be provided to the artificial muscle module using the fluid discharged from the high temperature water tank and the low temperature water tank, wherein the temperature control unit is positioned at the fluid providing line; and
a fluid distributing unit positioned at the fluid collecting line, and distributing the fluid in the fluid collecting line to the high temperature water tank or the low temperature water tank,
wherein the temperature control unit comprises:
a discharge control valve for discharging the fluid by controlling the fluid discharged from the low temperature water tank considering an amount of the fluid discharged from the high temperature water tank,
wherein a ratio between the amount of the fluid discharged from the high temperature water tank and an amount of the fluid discharged from the low temperature water tank is controlled by the discharge control valve, such that the fluid passing through the temperature control unit has a predetermined operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,792,805

SEMI-HOLLOW ACTUATOR MODULE

ROBOTIS CO., LTD., Seoul...

1. A semi-hollow actuator module, comprising:a motor;
a first housing, being coupled to an active shaft which is configured to be inserted into the first housing, wherein the active shaft is connected to the motor; and
a second housing, being coupled to the first housing and coupled to an idler assembly, wherein the idler assembly and the active shaft are configured to be located coaxially;
wherein the idler assembly includes:
an idler, being disc-shaped and having a hole; and
a coupling member, having a through-groove on an outer circumferential surface of the coupling member and configured to rotatably couple the idler to the second housing, wherein the through-groove is recessed toward a center of the coupling member, and
wherein a cable is configured to be connected to an inside of the second housing through the hole and the through-groove,
wherein the coupling member is configured to be inserted in the hole of the idler and combined with the second housing,
wherein the idler includes:
a disc having a coupling hole and a center hole; and
a locking protrusion being vertically extended at an inner circumferential surface of the disc, and
wherein the coupling member includes:
a cylindrical body having a longitudinally formed hole, being coupled to the second housing, and having the through-groove; and
an anti-separation step being vertically extended from an end of the cylindrical body except for an area where the through-groove is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,792,804

STRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANIZED CONTAINER, PARTICULARLY FOR HYDRAULIC CONNECTORS AND SIMILAR

1. Structure for an organized container for holding hydraulic connector pipes of different sizes and shapes and each hydraulic connector pipe including a flanged portion, comprising:a prismatic boxed body made up of side walls joined to a bottom and defining an internal space;
the side walls have an internal surface which includes a supporting arrangement suitable to hold a plurality of the hydraulic connector pipes in an organized way;
said supporting arrangement comprises a series of contoured shapes, each having a T-shaped cross-section and fixed at the internal surface of said walls, the T-shaped contour shapes being arranged in pairs secured to the internal surface of the side walls, with a widthwise spacing between the T-shaped contour shapes of each said pair defining a guide adapted to receive a plurality of flanged portions of stacked hydraulic connector pipes in said guide, with the widthwise spacing of the guide between at least one said pair of T-shaped contour shapes being different from the widthwise spacing of the guides of at least one other pair of said T-shaped contour shapes;
said side walls comprise windows with elongated openings that extend in alignment with said guides in such way as to allow one to inspect a content of the container from the outside, and each of said windows includes a graduated scale that allows one to identify a precise number of hydraulic connector pipes present for each guide.

US Pat. No. 10,792,803

TOOL HOLDING FRAME

1. A tool holding frame comprising:a track base being an elongated seat and having
two sliding channels defined respectively in two sides of the track base and each having an opening, and the openings of the two sliding channels facing each other;
a positioning board disposed on the track base and having
a top surface;
a first positioning segment formed on the top surface of the positioning board and comprising
multiple positioning blocks formed on and protruding from the top surface of the positioning board and arranged in a line at spaced intervals to define multiple positioning recesses respectively between the positioning blocks, and each positioning block having two curved side edges formed on two opposite sides of the positioning block; and
multiple positioning portions formed on and protruding from the top surface of the positioning board and held respectively in the positioning recesses; and
at least one positioning mount slidably and rotatably mounted on the track base, and each one of the at least one positioning mount having
a sliding seat slidably and rotatably mounted in the sliding channels and having
a bottom;
a top; and
an annular positioning flange formed on and protruding downwardly from the bottom of the sliding seat, selectively engaged with two of the positioning recesses in the positioning board; and
a second positioning segment formed on a bottom of the positioning flange and selectively engaged with two positioning portions held in the two positioning recesses engaged with the positioning flange; and
an extending element formed on and protruding upwardly from the top of the sliding seat.

US Pat. No. 10,792,802

HAND TOOL COMPRISING VIBRATION DAMPING ELEMENTS

1. A hand tool, comprising:an outer housing having at least a gripping region;
an inner housing being at least partially arranged within said outer housing and being coupled therewith vibration-muted;
a drive unit received within said inner housing and including a drive shaft;
a tool spindle received within said inner housing;
a gear received within said inner housing and being coupled to said drive shaft and to said tool spindle for driving said tool spindle about a longitudinal axis thereof;
a deformable damping element coupling said outer housing and said inner housing, said damping element comprising a common ring structure and multiple, spaced apart tabs extending from the common ring structure, wherein in a non-mounted state, said damping element is a planar, unbent member, and wherein in a mounted state, said tabs of said damping element are bent, such that, in cross-section, each respective one of said tabs form an L-shape with said common ring structure, with said tabs forming peripheral sections and said common ring structure forming an axial section;
wherein said peripheral sections in said mounted state are generally configured for transmitting radial forces between said outer housing and said inner housing;
wherein said axial section in said mounted state is generally configured for transmitting axial forces between said outer housing and said inner housing.

US Pat. No. 10,792,801

OSCILLATING POWER TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES

1. A method comprising:providing an oscillating accessory having a working end portion and an opposite rear end portion that includes (a) a generally U-shaped opening open to the rear end portion, the U-shaped opening having a central portion and a rearward portion in communication with the central portion and open to the rear end portion, (b) a first plurality of openings in communication with and extending radially outward from the central portion, the first plurality of openings including a first radial arm slot extending from the central portion at approximately 90 degrees to the U-shaped opening, a second radial arm slot extending from the central portion at approximately 180 degrees to the U-shaped opening, and a third radial arm slot extending from the central portion at approximately 270 degrees from the U-shaped opening, and (c) a second plurality of openings not in communication with and positioned radially outward from the central opening;
providing a first oscillating power tool having a first clamping mechanism with a first clamping face that includes a first central projection and a plurality of radial projections in communication with and extending radially outward from the first central projection, with a first radial projection at approximately 0 degrees to a first line extending through the first central projection and the first radial projection, a second radial projection at approximately 90 degrees to the first line, a third radial projection at approximately 180 degrees to the first line, and a fourth radial projection at approximately 270 degrees to the reference line;
providing a second oscillating power tool having a first clamping mechanism with a second central projection and a plurality of circumferential projections not in communication with and spaced radially outward from the second central projection and circumferentially spaced around the second central projection;
coupling the oscillating accessory to the first oscillating power tool by causing the first central projection to be received in the central portion of the U-shaped opening, the first radial projection to be received in the rearward portion of the U-shaped opening, the second radial projection to be received in the first radial arm slot, the third radial projection to be received in the second radial arm slot, and the fourth radial projection to be received in the third radial arm slot; and
coupling the oscillating accessory to the second oscillating power tool by causing the second central projection to be received in the central portion of the U-shaped opening, at least a first of the circumferential projections to be received in at least one of the radial arm slots, and at least a second of the circumferential projections to be received in at least one of the second plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,792,800

APPLICATION-SPECIFIC MULTI-TOOL

GrooveTech Tools, Inc., ...

1. A multi-tool comprising:a first side portion;
a second side portion;
a central portion extending between and connecting the first side portion and the second side portion, the central portion having a first central portion side and a second central portion side opposite the first central portion side;
the first and second side portions extending from said central portion so as to define spaces therebetween on either side of said central portion;
a first axle extending between the first side portion and the second side portion at a first end portion;
a first axle fastener fastening the first side portion and the second side portion so as to apply a first axle fastener compression force between the first side portion and the second side portion while the central portion maintains a separation of the first side portion and the second portion;
a second axle extending between the first side portion and the second side portion at a second end portion;
a second axle fastener fastening the first side portion and the second side portion so as to apply a second axle fastener compression force between the first side portion and the second side portion while the central portion maintains the separation of the first side portion and the second side portion;
a first plurality of tools rotatably coupled to the first axle;
a second plurality of tools rotatably coupled to the second axle;
a first central portion side first tool surface; and
a first central portion side second tool surface extending from the first central portion side first tool surface and spaced from the first central portion side first tool surface towards the second side portion and parallel to the first central portion side first tool surface;
a first central portion side third tool surface extending from the first central portion side second tool surface and spaced from the first central portion side first tool surface and the first central portion side second tool surface towards the second side portion and parallel to the first central portion side first tool surface and the first central portion side second tool surface.

US Pat. No. 10,792,799

POWER TOOL WITH MAGNETO-PNEUMATIC STRIKING MECHANISM

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A power tool comprising:a bit socket configured to hold a chiseling bit movable along an axis of movement; and
a magneto-pneumatic striking mechanism including a primary drive arranged around the axis of movement and having a first magnet coil, a ring magnet and a second magnet coil arranged consecutively in a striking direction, and, on the axis of movement, inside the magnet coils, the striking mechanism having a striker and a striking block arranged consecutively in the striking direction, and the striking mechanism having an air cushion acting upon the striker in the striking direction, the ring magnet being permanently magnetic and magnetized radially relative to the axis of movement
wherein a field strength of the ring magnet is above 1 Tesla.

US Pat. No. 10,792,798

PNEUMATIC HAMMER

1. A pneumatic hammer comprising:a handle having a top;
a body transversally connected to the top of the handle, communicating with the handle, and having
a closed end;
an open end opposite to the closed end of the body;
an external surface; and
a chamber formed in the body between the closed end and the open end of the body and communicating with the open end of the body;
a valve seat mounted in the chamber of the body adjacent to the closed end of the body and having
a rear valve having
a rear side;
a front side;
an external surface;
a center;
an inlet recess formed in the front side of the rear valve at the center of the rear valve opposite to the closed end of the body;
an annular groove annularly formed in the front side of the rear valve around the inlet recess at a spaced interval from the inlet recess;
an inlet passage radially formed through the external surface of the rear valve and communicating with the inlet recess;
an exhaust port axially formed in the front side of the rear valve and communicating with the inlet recess;
two inlet channels radially formed through the external surface of the rear valve; and
two exhaust channels axially formed in a front side of the annular groove, and respectively communicating with the inlet channels, and each one of the exhaust channels and a corresponding inlet channel forming an L-shaped air channel to communicate with the annular groove;
a front valve connected to the rear valve; and
a valve plate mounted between the rear valve and the front valve;
a cylinder device mounted in the chamber of the body via the open end of the body, abutting against the valve seat, and having
a cylinder barrel mounted in the chamber via the open end of the body, abutting against the valve seat, and having a cylinder chamber axially formed in the cylinder barrel and communicating with the valve seat; and
a hammer axially and movably mounted in the cylinder chamber of the cylinder barrel;
an assembling device connected to the cylinder barrel of the cylinder device opposite to the valve seat, communicating with the cylinder barrel, and having
a mounting jacket being hollow and having
a rear end;
a front end;
an internal surface;
an assembling chamber formed in the mounting jacket adjacent to the rear end of the mounting jacket and communicating with the cylinder barrel;
an engaging recess annularly formed in the internal surface of the mounting jacket adjacent to the assembling chamber and opposite to the rear end of the mounting jacket; and
a mounting recess being conical, formed in the mounting jacket adjacent to the front end of the mounting jacket, communicating with the assembling chamber, and having
a rear flange formed in the internal surface of the mounting jacket adjacent to the assembling chamber; and
a front flange being tapered and formed in the internal surface of the mounting jacket adjacent to the front end of the mounting jacket;
an engaging element being hollow, mounted in the mounting jacket via the assembling chamber, extending out of the front end of the mounting jacket via the mounting recess, and having
a front end extending out of the front end of the mounting jacket via the mounting recess;
a rear end;
an external surface;
a communicating hole axially formed through the front end and the rear end of the engaging element and communicating with the assembling chamber of the mounting jacket; and
multiple assembling holes radially formed through the external surface of the engaging element at spaced intervals communicating with the communicating hole and the mounting recess of the mounting jacket, and each one of the assembling holes having two sectional inner diameters, one of the sectional inner diameters disposed adjacent to the communicating hole, and the other one of the sectional inner diameters disposed adjacent to the mounting recess and being larger than the sectional inner diameter that is disposed adjacent to the communicating hole;
multiple positioning elements respectively held in the assembling holes of the engaging element without falling in the communicating hole by the two sectional inner diameters of each one of the assembling holes, partially extending into the mounting recess of the mounting jacket, and abutting against the front flange of the mounting recess of the mounting jacket;
a spring mounted in the assembling chamber of the mounting jacket and abutting against the rear end of the engaging element; and
an engaging ring disposed in the engaging recess of the mounting jacket and abutting against the spring to hold the spring in the mounting jacket by the engaging element and the engaging ring; and
a chisel detachably connected to the assembling device and inserted into the cylinder chamber of the cylinder barrel of the cylinder device.

US Pat. No. 10,792,797

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL AND DEVICE COMPRISING THE HAND-HELD POWER TOOL

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A hand-held device comprising a power nail-setting tool operable in a manual mode and in a remote actuation mode;the hand-held device further comprising
a handle for manually actuating the power nail-setting tool;
an interface for providing communication between the power nail-setting tool and a remote actuation device;
an interrogator for interrogating whether the power nail-setting tool is actuated by the remote actuation device through the interface, wherein the power nail-setting tool is operable in the manual mode if the interrogator detects that the power nail-setting tool is not actuated by the remote actuation device, and wherein the power nail-setting tool is operable in the remote actuation mode if the interrogator detects that the power nail-setting tool is actuated by the remote actuation device through the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,792,796

CARTRIDGE EXTRACTOR ADAPTOR

William Eugene Wilson, O...

1. A valve cartridge extraction system comprising a cartridge extractor adaptor, a valve cartridge and a faucet housing;the cartridge extractor adaptor comprising a cylindrical shaped adaptor and a cartridge puller;
the cartridge puller comprising a shaft and a nut shaped driving member;
the cylindrical shaped adaptor configured to engage with the valve cartridge to pull the valve cartridge out of the faucet housing;
the cylindrical shaped adaptor comprising a main hollow core interior, a tool receiving flange, a faucet housing receiving flange and two opposing valve cartridge openings;
the tool receiving flange is at proximal end of the cylindrical shaped adapter and configured to insertably receive a section of the cartridge puller, the tool receiving flange being recessed from the proximal end;
the faucet housing receiving flange is at distal end of the cylindrical shaped adapter and configured to insertably receive a section of the faucet housing for stabilizing the cartridge extractor adaptor on the faucet housing, the two opposing valve cartridge openings are configured to insertably receive two opposing stops of the valve cartridge; the two opposing valve cartridge openings are at the distal end of the cylindrical shaped adaptor and extending towards the proximal end of the cylindrical shaped adaptor and cut through the faucet housing receiving flange; the tool receiving flange and the faucet housing receiving flange are concentric; the tool receiving flange and the faucet housing receiving flange are larger in diameter than the main hollow core interior; the main hollow core interior located between the tool receiving flange and the faucet housing receiving flange in a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical shaped adaptor;
the cartridge puller is configured to extract the valve cartridge from the faucet housing by a rotational torque applied to the nut shaped driving member of the cartridge puller by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,792,795

WIRELESS TORQUE WRENCH WITH TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A method of configuring an electronic torque wrench for a torqueing operation, comprising:querying, by a computing device, a first database to determine a fastening task associated with the torqueing operation;
receiving the fastening task;
determining a torque specification associated with the fastening task, wherein the torque specification includes a first sequence of respectively applying torques to work pieces;
displaying, on a display of the computing device, a representation of a first work piece to be torqued in accordance with the first sequence;
receiving a selection of a second work piece, the selection not comporting with the first sequence;
configuring the electronic torque wrench for a second torque specification corresponding to the second work piece in response to the selection of the second work piece;
determining a second sequence that includes a third work piece to be torqued after the second work piece; and
displaying, on the display, a representation of the third work piece to be torqued.

US Pat. No. 10,792,794

FASTENER INSTALLATION TOOLS AND SYSTEMS

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPAN...

1. A fastener installation system for fastening a first member to a second member comprising:an elongated adapter having a proximal end and a distal end;
a driver which generates torque mounted to a first end of the elongated adapter;
a torque transfer unit engaging the elongated adapter and the driver to transfer torque produced by said driver to a fastener; and
a fastener installation tool engaging the distal end of the elongated adapter having a body comprising:
a first member wherein the first member has a substantially planar profile in a first plane;
a positioning member formed integrally with the first member wherein the positioning member has a rocker positioned along a length of the positioning member between a channel face of the first member and a distal end of the positioning member on a first side;
an axial channel passing from the distal end of the fastener installation tool to the proximal end; and
at least one of a linear marker on an exterior surface of the body in the first plane and an angled marker on the exterior surface of the body in the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,792,793

TOOL BITS WITH FLOATING MAGNET SLEEVES

1. A tool for driving threaded fasteners comprising:a tool bit extending along a longitudinal axis and including a rear shank of polygonal cross section configured to be coupled to a tool bit holder of a power tool, a front working end configured to engage a head of a threaded fastener, and an intermediate portion between the rear shank portion and the front working end, the intermediate portion including a front shoulder proximate the working end, a rear shoulder proximate the shank, and a reduced diameter annular groove disposed between the front shoulder and the rear shoulder; and
a floating magnet sleeve receivable over the tool bit and including a tubular body, retention member projecting radially inward from a rear end of the body, and a magnet disposed at a front end of the body, the sleeve removably receivable over the tool bit with the retention member disposed in the annular groove between the front shoulder and the rear shoulder such that the sleeve is axially moveable by a float distance between a rearward position where the retention member abuts the rear shoulder and a forward position where the retention member abuts the front shoulder, such that the magnet can engage a fastener head coupled to the working end as the sleeve approaches the forward position,
wherein the float distance is less than a tip distance between a front end of the magnet and a front tip of the working end when the sleeve is in the rearward position.

US Pat. No. 10,792,792

WRENCH WITH QUICKLY ANGULARLY ADJUSTABLE HANDLE

KABO TOOL COMPANY, Taich...

1. A wrench with quickly angularly adjustable handle, comprising:a head section and a handle, the head section and the handle being pivotally connected with each other via a pin inserted in a first pivoted end and a second pivoted end, the head section has a drive end and the first pivoted end, the drive end and the first pivoted end are located on opposing ends of the head section, the handle is up and down angularly moveable about the pin relative to the head section, a longitudinal direction of the handle is perpendicular to the axis of the pin and a rotational axis of the drive end of the head section is perpendicular to an axis of the pin, the handle rotates the drive end of the head section about the rotational axis of the drive end, in a longitudinal direction of the wrench, the first pivoted end and the second pivoted end respectively having a first end face and a second end face facing each other, wherein:
the first end face of the first pivoted end having an upper section and a lower section, the upper section being formed with an upper contact section, while the lower section being formed with a lower contact section; a first angle being contained between the upper contact section and the lower contact section;
the second end face of the second pivoted end also having an upper section and a lower section, the upper section having an upper abutment section, while the lower section having a lower abutment section; a second angle being contained between the upper abutment section and the lower abutment section, the first angle being larger than the second angle;
wherein when the lower abutment section of the second pivoted end abutting against the lower contact section of the first pivoted end, the lower abutment section and the lower contact section serving as a lower dead end of angular displacement of the handle and, when the upper abutment section of the second pivoted end abutting against the upper contact section of the first pivoted end, the upper abutment section and the upper contact section serving as an upper dead end of angular displacement of the handle;
a lip section is disposed on the lower section of the first end face to extend toward the second pivoted end, the lower contact section being formed on a wall face of the lip section; and
a recess is formed on the lower section of the second end face, the lower abutment section being formed on a wall face of the recess corresponding to the lower contact section.

US Pat. No. 10,792,791

CLENCH WRENCH

Hong Ann Tool Industries ...

1. A clench wrench comprising:a structure including a first body defining a handle for a user to grasp and a second body defining an engaging head for engaging with an object to be clenched respectively, wherein the engaging head includes an engaging space for receiving the object engaged with and to be driven by the clench wrench, wherein the engaging head has two opposite sides with one side defining a front side and the other side defining a back side respectively and includes the engaging space extending through the front and back sides and defining an opening in each of the front and back sides; and
a clenching member having a first end being a fixed end fixed to the engaging head and a second end being a free end and having a clenching portion configured for clenching the object, wherein the clenching member is resilient such that the clenching portion is operable in a first mode in which the clenching portion is located at a first position and configured to clench the object received by the engaging space, and a second mode in which the clenching portion is disposed away from the engaging space and is located at a second position and configured to let the object engaged with the engaging head disengage therefrom;
wherein the clenching member has a middle portion between the fixed end and the free end, and wherein the middle portion and fixed and free ends, in a lateral direction, each have a cross-sectional area, and the cross-sectional area of the middle portion is smaller than the cross-sectional areas of the respective fixed and free ends; and
wherein the middle portion includes a first curved portion and a second curved portion, wherein a center of curvature of the first curved portion and a center of curvature of the second curved portion are respectively located on two opposite sides of the middle portion, wherein the center of curvature of the first curved portion is located on a side of the middle portion that is adjacent to the engaging space, wherein the center of curvature of the second curved portion is located on another side of the middle portion that is opposite to the engaging space, and wherein the second curved portion is located between the first curved portion and the clenching portion.

US Pat. No. 10,792,790

MISALIGNED LOCKING AND RELEASING RATCHET MECHANISM AND RATCHET CLAMP

Hangzhou Great Star Indus...

1. A ratchet clamp comprising a first clamping arm, a second clamping arm and a ratchet mechanism, the first clamping arm and the second clamping arm are pivotally connected to each other via a connecting shaft so as to be opened and closed relative to each other, the ratchet mechanism is provided between the first clamping arm and the second clamping arm, wherein:the ratchet mechanism comprises:
a ratchet toothed assembly provided on the first clamping arm, the ratchet toothed assembly comprising a plurality of racks, each of the plurality of racks having a plurality of ratchet teeth, the ratchet teeth on different ones of the plurality of racks are juxtaposed and misaligned with each other;
a swing assembly provided on the second clamping arm, the first clamping arm and the second clamping arm respectively drive the swing assembly and the ratchet toothed assembly to move away from or towards each other with the connecting shaft as an axial center of rotation; and
a control assembly having a latch portion and a trigger portion, the latch portion having a plurality of pawls, each of the plurality of pawls having at least one ratchet-tooth, wherein the ratchet tooth on different ones of the plurality of pawls are juxtaposed and misaligned with each other; and the trigger portion is used for toggling the control member, so that the pawls of the latch portion and the racks of the ratchet toothed assembly are moved between an engaged position and a released position;
one or more of the ratchet teeth on only one of the plurality of racks are engaged with a corresponding one or more ratchet teeth of the pawls and other of plurality of racks are not engaged with corresponding ratchet teeth of the pawls when the latch portion is moved to the engaged position, and all of the racks and the pawls are simultaneously released when the latch portion is moved to the released position; and
an elastic component provided between the trigger portion and the second clamping arm so that the ratchet teeth on at least one of the plurality of racks and a corresponding one or more ratchet teeth of the pawls are held in engagement.

US Pat. No. 10,792,789

MAGNETIC VISE BASE APPARATUS

1. A magnetic vise base apparatus comprising:a base, the base having a top platform and a pair of side walls perpendicularly coupled to an underside of the top platform, the top platform having a pair of threaded mounting holes extending from a topside through the underside proximal a front edge and a rear edge, the mounting holes being configured to receive a pair of fasteners to fix a vise to the top platform;
a magnet housing coupled to the base, the magnet housing having a front side separated from a rear side, a top side separated from an open bottom side, and a right side separated from a left side forming an inner cavity, the left side and the right side being coupled to an inner face of the pair of side walls and extending from proximal the front edge to proximal the rear edge of the top platform;
a magnet coupled to the magnet housing, the magnet comprising:
a pair of ferrous blocks, the pair of ferrous blocks coupled to the left side and the right side and extending from the front side to the rear side and from the top side to the open bottom side within the inner cavity;
a non-ferrous median coupled to the pair of ferrous blocks, the non-ferrous median extending from the front side to the rear side and from the top side to proximal the open bottom side within the inner cavity between the pair of ferrous blocks;
the magnet having a core aperture extending from the front side to the rear side fully through the non-ferrous median and partially into each of the pair of ferrous blocks;
a magnetic core coupled within the core aperture, the magnetic core extending from the front side to the rear side, the magnetic core having a positive hemisphere and a negative hemisphere and being rotatable such that a north pole of the positive hemisphere and a south pole of the negative hemisphere can be horizontally oriented within the pair of ferrous blocks in an engaged position or alternatively vertically oriented within the non-ferrous median in an alternate disengaged position, the magnetic core thus magnetizing the pair of ferrous blocks in the engaged position and alternatively demagnetizing the pair of ferrous blocks in the alternate disengaged position;
a magnet rod coupled to the magnetic core, the magnet rod extending through a rod aperture of the front side of the magnet housing; and
a handle coupled to the magnet rod, the handle being used to rotate the magnet rod and thus the magnetic core from the engaged position to the alternate disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,792,788

OPTIMIZED TEXTURED SURFACES AND METHODS OF OPTIMIZING

TOSOH SMD, INC., Grove C...

1. A method of treating a surface in a sputter chamber to improve adhesion and retention of deposited particles thereon, said method comprising subjecting said surface to a texturizing treatment to form a textured surface, said texturizing treatment being selected from a group consisting of arc spraying, plasma spraying, bead blasting, and grit blasting; subsequently blasting said textured surface with ice particles to remove cantilevered structures present in said textured surface without disturbing the overall roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,792,787

BURNISHING MACHINE

SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED, ...

1. A burnishing machine, comprising:a tip configured to press and process a process face; and
a pressurizing unit configured to press the tip against the process face, the pressurizing unit including,
a piston configured to reciprocate in a direction orthogonal to the tip,
a cylinder portion that accommodates the piston such that the piston reciprocates; and
a pressurizing mechanism configured to urge the tip to the process face at both timing of pushing the tip against the process face and pulling the tip against the process face by making the piston reciprocate.

US Pat. No. 10,792,786

LAPPING CARRIER SYSTEM WITH OPTIMIZED CARRIER INSERT

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising a bridge of a carrier insert positioned on one edge of the carrier insert and connectable to a bar separated from a first joint of the carrier insert by a first distance at a medial portion of the bridge and separated from a second joint of the carrier insert by a second distance, the second joint positioned closer to an edge of the bridge than the first joint, the first distance being greater than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,792,784

LEAK CHECKING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PERFORMING THE LEAK CHECKING METHOD

Ebara Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A leak checking method comprising:supplying a compressed gas into a pressure chamber, which is forming by a membrane of a polishing head, with the membrane placed in contact with a stationary surface;
measuring flow rate of the compressed gas during supplying of the compressed gas into the pressure chamber, while regulating pressure of the compressed gas in the pressure chamber by use of a pressure regulator;
measuring the pressure of the compressed gas in the pressure chamber;
deciding whether or not the flow rate of the compressed gas measured when a variation in the pressure of the compressed gas is within an allowable range of variation, is within a reference range; and
generating a leak-detection signal when the flow rate is outside of the reference range.

US Pat. No. 10,792,783

SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) apparatus, comprising:a polishing pad that comprises a plurality of grooves on the polishing pad;
a first sensor, configured to measure a pad profile of the polishing pad, wherein the measured pad profile of the polishing pad includes measuring depths and widths of the plurality of grooves;
a polishing head, located above the polishing pad and configured to polish a wafer which is push against the polishing pad according to the measured pad profile; and
a conditioner, located above the polishing pad and configured to recondition the polishing pad according to the measured pad profile,
wherein the polishing head and the conditioner are operated according to at least one condition, the at least one condition includes a rotational speed of the conditioner or a downward force pushing the conditioner against the polishing pad, wherein the condition is tuned, during the measuring, according to the measured depths and widths of the plurality of grooves included in the measured pad profile of the polishing pad.

US Pat. No. 10,792,782

POLISHING-AMOUNT SIMULATION METHOD FOR BUFFING, AND BUFFING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method for simulating polishing amount in a case where a polishing pad of a smaller size than a substrate is used to buff the substrate, the method including:measuring distributions of pressure that is applied from the polishing pad to the substrate according to each overhang amount of the polishing pad relative to the substrate by using a pressure sensor;
quantifying the measured distributions of the pressure applied to the substrate with respect to the each overhang amount of the polishing pad relative to the substrate;
one-dimensionalizing the quantified pressure distributions with respect to the each overhang amount along a radial direction of the substrate;
summing the one-dimensionalized pressure distributions of the each overhang amount in the radial direction of the substrate;
determining a pressure correction value by dividing the sum of the one-dimensionalized pressure distributions of the polishing pad in the each radial position of the substrate by a distance of the polishing pad on the substrate; and
correcting the pressure that is used in the polishing amount simulation in accordance with the overhang amounts and the measured pressure distributions.

US Pat. No. 10,792,781

MASKING TOOL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A masking tool system comprising:a first masking body comprising:
a bore passing through a portion the first masking body; and
a first sealing element disposed on a first end of the first masking body;
a second masking body comprising:
a bore passing through the second masking body; and
a second sealing element disposed on a first end of the second masking body; and
a rod configured to pass through the bores of the first and second masking bodies and to secure the first and second masking bodies to a metallic article placed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,792,780

SANDER

Nanjing Chervon Industry ...

1. A sander, comprising:a motor comprising a motor shaft configured to rotate around a first axis;
a housing comprising an accommodating portion configured to accommodate the motor;
a battery pack configured to power the motor;
a baseplate comprising a baseplate plane configured to arrange sandpaper thereon; and
a driving assembly configured to drive the baseplate to make an eccentric motion,
wherein the housing further comprises:
a first grip portion configured to be gripped by one hand of a user;
a second grip portion configured to be gripped by the other one hand of the user; and
a coupling portion for detachably coupling the battery pack to the housing,
wherein the battery pack is located between the first grip portion and the second grip portion when the battery pack is coupled to the housing,
wherein the first grip portion, the battery pack, and the second grip portion are aligned along a straight line parallel to the baseplate plane, and
wherein the first grip portion extends in the straight line and a length of the first grip portion in the straight line is greater than a length of the second grip portion in the straight line, and
wherein the housing further comprises a connecting portion configured to connect the first grip portion to the accommodating portion and the connecting portion is provided with a receiving space for receiving the battery pack.

US Pat. No. 10,792,779

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING ENDLESS ABRASIVE BELT

1. A method in an automated system for installing an endless abrasive belt to a belt holder unit of a belt grinding machine, the method comprising:aligning a base with the belt holder unit, the base comprising a backing plate and at least one belt extraction element extending from the backing plate, wherein a cartridge having an endless abrasive belt pre-tightened around the cartridge is physically coupled with the base such that there is a space between the backing plate and the cartridge;
arranging the cartridge to face the belt holder unit such that the cartridge is situated between the backing plate and the belt holder unit;
reducing said space by pressing the cartridge against the belt holder unit, wherein the reducing said space causes the at least one belt extraction element to exert force on said belt and push said belt off around the cartridge as a response to reducing said space; and
causing tightening of said belt to the belt holder unit.

US Pat. No. 10,792,778

METHOD FOR REMOVING CONTAMINATION FROM A CHUCK SURFACE

M Cubed Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for removing contamination from a the support surface of a chuck, comprising:(a) providing a treatment tool having a treatment surface configured to contact and pass lightly over said support surface, said treatment surface having a slight toroidal shape;
(b) moving said treatment tool over at least a portion of said support surface containing contamination, wherein at least during said moving, the force applied by said treatment tool against said support surface is maintained at a level of pressure sufficiently low such that said treatment surface does as to not abrade said support surface; and
(c) continuing said moving for a time or a number of passes over the contaminated surface sufficient to remove said contamination, and (d) wherein a diameter of said support surface is greater than a the size of said treatment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,792,777

INDEXER FOR OPERATING WORKPIECES

MIDACO CORPORATION, Elk ...

1. An apparatus for changing pallets delivered to a machining center, the apparatus comprising:a base plate, a first pallet of the pallets fixed with respect to the baseplate, an indexer movably mounted with respect to the base plate, a first driver attached with respect to the indexer, a second driver attached with respect to the first pallet, and a pair of lock elements are offset from 180° apart are configured to lock and release the first driver to the second driver, wherein in an engaged position the indexer lockingly engaging the first driver with the second driver, and in a disengaged position the indexer disengaging the first driver from the second driver.

US Pat. No. 10,792,776

MACHINE TOOL AND ORIGIN POINT CORRECTION METHOD

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A machine tool including a tool changer configured to change a tool mounted on a spindle by way of a turret provided with a plurality of grips for retaining the tool, comprising:a turning drive motor configured to turn the turret;
a controller operatively coupled to the machine tool and the turning drive motor; the controller programmed to perform the following steps:
acquire a turning position of the turret with respect to an origin point;
acquire an amount of sway of the tool when the tool is transferred between a grip of the plurality of grips and the spindle;
control the turning drive motor so that, when the tool is transferred, if the amount of sway of the tool is greater than or equal to a threshold value, the turret is turned and the amount of sway of the tool becomes less than the threshold value; and
correct the origin point in accordance with a turning position of the turret acquired, when the turret is turned by the turning drive motor so that the amount of sway of the tool becomes less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,792,775

METHOD AND MACHINING DEVICE FOR CLAMPING AND MACHINING AN ELECTRICAL ENCLOSURE COMPONENT

1. A method for clamping and machining a control cabinet component in a machining device, the method comprising:arranging a workpiece configured as a control cabinet component on a work surface of a machining device,
clamping the workpiece on the work surface, wherein
a mounting rail, with at least one clamping device arranged on it, is shifted toward an edge of the workpiece, and
a clamping element of the at least one clamping device is shifted from a released position to a clamped position when guided towards the edge of the workpiece, and
machining the workpiece using a machining tool,
wherein
the mounting rail with the at least one clamping device is shifted to the clamped position at the edge of the workpiece using an actuator-driven first shifting unit,
additionally to moving the mounting rail, the clamping element is further driven along a linear axis against the edge of the workpiece by a second shifting unit,
in the clamped position, the clamping element comes to rest at multiple contact points on the workpiece so that the clamping element secures the workpiece in a machining position, preventing it from shifting perpendicularly to the work surface, and
the clamping element is swivel mounted on a pivotal axis and, when the workpiece is clamped to the work surface, a proximal and a distal section of the clamping element, which are formed on opposite sides of a segment cutout of the clamping element, come to rest on the workpiece in such a way that
the edge of the workpiece initially comes to rest in the clamping element's proximal section and
the clamping element swivels into the clamped position against the edge of the workpiece, with the clamping element's distal section coming to rest on the workpiece, in addition to the proximal section.

US Pat. No. 10,792,774

CLAMP FOR HOLDING A WORKPIECE FOR MACHINING

1. A clamp for holding a workpiece for machining, the clamp comprising: a frame comprising a base, a first arm, and a second arm, the first arm and the second arm each mounted to the base at an inner end such that they are parallel with one another; a set of opposed vices mounted at inner faces of the first and the second arms to hold the workpiece therebetween, the set of opposed vices comprise three self-centering vices, two of the self-centering vices mounted at the inner face of the first arm and one of the self-centering vices mounted at the inner face of the second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,792,773

ACTUATORS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING TOOLS

ESKO-GRAPHICS KONGSBERG A...

1. A cutting system comprising:a first motor operable to rotate a first threading extending in a first helical direction around an axis;
a second motor operable to rotate a second threading axially spaced apart from the first threading and extending in a second helical direction opposite the first helical direction around the axis;
a cutting tool comprising a shaft having a first mating threading extending in the first helical direction configured to mate with the first threading, and a second mating threading extending in the second helical direction configured to mate with the second threading; and
a controller in communication with actuators for the first and second motors and linear actuators for controlling position of a workpiece relative to the cutting tool, and
a memory coupled to the controller and configured to store data representing a series of movements of the cutting tool corresponding to a desired cut or series of cuts on the workpiece, the controller configured to control speed and direction of the first and second motors to effect a desired pattern of axial and rotational movement of the cutting tool while controlling movement of the workpiece relative to the cutting tool, including:
a) moving the cutting tool in the first and second opposite axial directions, including withdrawing and advancing the tool to or from a resting location, to or from an axial base cutting location, or axially shifting the axial base cutting location;
b) rotating the cutting tool; and
c) creating a sawing motion of the tool, including while at the axial base location, while rotating the tool, or while axially shifting the axial base location.

US Pat. No. 10,792,772

HEAT EXCHANGER REPLACEMENT MOUNTING PIN AND DRILL JIG

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A heat exchanger replacement mounting pin and drill jig for replacing a broken mounting pin of a heat exchanger comprising:a replacement mounting pin portion;
a bore defined by the replacement mounting pin portion for guiding a drill to a mounting site of the heat exchanger; and
a nut alignment portion extending from the replacement mounting pin portion for aligning a nut with the bore, the nut alignment portion is flexible and configured to be flexed by a bolt seated in the bore and in cooperation with the nut.

US Pat. No. 10,792,771

METHOD OF MAKING INTEGRALLY BLADED ROTOR

RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A method of making an integrally bladed rotor, comprising providing a rotor disk comprising a radially outer rim surface free from blades;removing a portion of the disk outer rim surface, leaving a protrusion on the rotor disk outer rim surface;
subjecting the disk including said protrusion to thermal processing;
positioning a blade comprising an airfoil and a base such that a base surface is in contact with the thermally processed protrusion; and
applying heat, pressure, and motion between the blade and the disk to friction weld the base surface to the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,792,770

VACUUM CHUCK SYSTEM FOR A WELD TOOL

1. A chuck system comprising:at least four guide rods;
at least two load rods;
a concave shaped base member wherein said base member comprises:
a top distal end;
a bottom distal end;
a middle area;
a first hole located in a middle area of said base member;
a longitudinal slot that runs from said first distal end to said second distal end;
a first area for creating a vacuum;
a second area for creating a vacuum;
at least six holes for receiving said guide rods and said load rods;
a brace plate member with a first hole located in the middle of said brace plate member;
at least two stop members wherein said stop members comprise a cap with a hole in the top of each of said stop members; and
at least two springs.

US Pat. No. 10,792,769

WELDING FLUX FOR DUPLEX STAINLESS STEEL

1. A welding flux for duplex stainless steel comprising 25-35 wt % of SiO2, 20-25 wt % of Cr2O3, 10-20 wt % of MoO3, 10-15 wt % of NiO, 5-10 wt % of FeO, 5-10 wt % of Co3O4, 5-10 wt % of MnO2 and 3-5 wt % of CuO.

US Pat. No. 10,792,768

LASER MACHINING HEAD WITH STAIN PREVENTION FOR PROTECTION WINDOW

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A laser machining head with stain prevention, comprising:a protection window disposed inclined with respect to an optical axis of a laser beam;
an inflow port disposed downstream of the protection window and configured to allow a gas to flow in; and
a flow dividing projection configured to divide the gas into a first laminar flow flowing along parallel to a surface of the protection window and a second laminar flow flowing toward a workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,792,767

LASER PREHEATING CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

Parfaite Tool Co., Ltd., ...

9. A laser preheating control device comprising:a laser source configured to output a laser beam to a workpiece, wherein when a cutter processes the workpiece along a process path, the laser beam and the cutter move together relative to the workpiece, and the laser beam is provided to selectively form a laser spot on the workpiece; and
a laser controller configured to obtain a movement direction of the cutter on the workpiece and form the laser spot only on a preheating region of the workpiece according to the movement direction of the cutter, wherein a circular region around the cutter is formed by the preheating region and a non-preheating region, the preheating region is located ahead of the cutter in the process path, and the non-preheating region is located behind the cutter in the process path, and wherein the laser spot is provided to move from one end to the other end of the preheating region for preheating the workpiece in the preheating region when the cutter processes the workpiece along the process path.

US Pat. No. 10,792,766

COMBINED APPARATUS FOR LAYER-BY-LAYER INTERACTIVE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH LASER THERMAL/MECHANICAL EFFECTS

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, Jian...

1. A combined apparatus for layer-by-layer interactive additive manufacturing with laser thermal/mechanical effects, which comprises: a laser shock peening (LSP) module; a water jetting module; a selective laser melting (SLM) module; a waterproof layer application module comprising a waterproof layer, a drum, a drum support, a threaded lead screw and a motor; a water channel in shape of a hollow square that is enriched with another hollow square; a pneumatic module comprising an air compressor, an air cylinder and a control valve; a base; a hydraulic lifting module comprising a hydraulic cylinder, an electrical system and a liftable workbench; a guide rail; and a powder spreading module comprising a powder supply box, a scraper plate and a motor;wherein, the LSP module and the SLM module are disposed right above the formed part, and is moved by a mechanical arm; the waterproof layer is disposed at the front side of the formed part, and is moved front and back by driving the threaded lead screw with the motor, and is moved up and down by the pneumatic module; a set of drum, drum support, threaded lead screw and motor is disposed at the left side and right side of the formed part respectively, wherein, the drum is disposed on the drum support, and the drum support is disposed on the threaded lead screw; the formed part may be placed on the liftable workbench; the powder spreading module is disposed at the back side of the formed part, and is moved front and back in a reciprocating manner along the guide rail; the water channel in shape of a hollow square which is enriched with another hollow square is disposed around the liftable workbench, and the pneumatic module is disposed below the water channel; the base is disposed at the lowest part of the entire apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,792,765

METHOD FOR FORMING CLADDING LAYER AND FORMING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for forming a cladding layer whereina cladding layer is formed by starting to supply a metal powder onto a base material by changing a supply instruction to an on-state, and irradiating the metal powder with a laser beam according to a laser output pattern corresponding to the supply instruction, and
the method includes, before forming the cladding layer:
acquiring a fluidity of the metal powder; and
changing the laser output pattern according to the acquired fluidity.

US Pat. No. 10,792,764

REINFORCED STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

AUTOTECH ENGINEERING S.L....

1. A method for manufacturing reinforced structural components, the method comprising:providing a previously formed boron steel structural component made by hot forming die quenching of a boron steel blank, wherein the previously formed component has a thickness of 0.7 mm to 5 mm,
in a reinforcement zone of the previously formed boron steel structural component, locally depositing a material on the previously formed boron steel structural component to create a local reinforcement having a minimum thickness of 0.2 mm, wherein
the locally depositing a material on the previously formed boron steel structural component comprises
supplying a metal powder to the reinforcement zone, and
simultaneously applying laser heat to melt the metal powder and create the local reinforcement by drawing specific geometric shapes on the previously formed boron steel structural component with the metal powder and the laser heating.

US Pat. No. 10,792,763

LASER WELDING

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A laser welding process comprising:providing a first body and a second body for welding together along at least one weld line to form a joined component;
immobilising the first body and the second body in a holding fixture by a back clamp and a front clamp of the holding fixture, the front clamp including a first plenum formed within the front clamp, and the back clamp including a second plenum forming a channel along a surface of the back clamp facing the at least one weld line, the channel-shaped second plenum extending along and directly aligned on the at least one weld line so that the channel of the back clamp is aligned on the at least one weld line in a transverse direction of the component, which is a direction extending transverse to back and front sides of the component;
supplying, from the respective plenum formed in the back clamp and front clamp, a shielding gas to both the back and front sides of the component along the at least one weld line; and
laser welding the first body and the second body together along the at least one weld line forming a laser weld, the laser weld penetrating from the front side to the back side of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,792,762

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR LASER WELDING HEAT SINK FINS IN OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES

Musco Corporation, Oskal...

1. A method of producing a heat sink for a lighting fixture comprising:a. assigning mounting positions for heat sink fins relative a heat sink base in thermal contact with one or more light sources of the lighting fixture, said mounting positions including orientation of the heat sink fins relative said heat sink base;
b. programming a first robot to retrieve a heat sink fin and position it in an assigned mounting position at a selected orientation;
c. programming a second robot to weld the retrieved, positioned, and oriented heat sink fin to the heat sink base;
d. repeating steps a-c for a plurality of heat sink fins until an adequate heat sink is produced, where adequate is defined as a desired number of heat sink fins welded to a heat sink base for a given set of operating conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,792,761

PRESSING SYSTEM, LASER-JOINING SYSTEM, AND METHOD

Manz AG, Reutlingen (DE)...

1. A pressing system for a laser joining system for pressing together parts to be joined in the area of a joining point, the parts to be joined comprising a storage cell and a base plate, the pressing system comprisinga receptacle for accommodating the parts to be joined,
at least two mechanical a pressing elements for locally pressing together the parts to be joined, in the area of joining points associated with each of the pressing elements,
a positioning system for the relative positioning of the pressing elements and the receptacle and for pressing together the parts to be joined, during the joining process, the positioning system comprising
at least two parallel positioning devices, each one of the parallel positioning devices comprising a drive configured for the relative positioning of the receptacle and the pressing element in parallel to a plane (E), and
at least two an oblique positioning devices, each one of the oblique positioning devices comprising a drive configured for the relative positioning of the pressing elements and the receptacle obliquely, with respect to the plane (E) and for pressing together the parts to be joined, during the joining process,wherein a first one of the pressing elements is configured to press together two parts to be joined at a first one of the joining points, while a second one of the pressing elements is displaced to a second one of the joining points, wherein during the joining process at the first joining point, the second pressing element is brought into an area of the second joining point, so that the parts to be joined can be subsequently pressed together and joined at the second joining point.

US Pat. No. 10,792,760

ADDITIVE LASER MACHINING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

IPG Photonics Corporation...

18. A multiple beam laser material processing method comprising:setting at least one laser parameter in a first laser beam of a set of multiple laser beams;
propagating the set of multiple laser beams in a multiple optical fiber core array to a laser processing head;
outputting the multiple laser beams as a multiple beam output array;
receiving the multi-beam output array in an optical system configured to spatially separate the multi-beam output into multiple processing beams, to arrange the multiple processing beams in a processing output array surrounding a central tool axis, and to focus each beam to one or more processing spots at or near a work surface;
directing filler material along the central axis to the processing spots at or near the work surface; and
processing the filler material at the work surface with the set of multiple laser beams.

US Pat. No. 10,792,759

LASER PROCESSING METHOD AND LASER PROCESSING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A laser processing method for processing a processed article using a laser processing head radiating a short-pulse laser and a fiber laser that process the processed article,wherein the processed article has a laminated structure in which a protection layer is laminated to a metal layer, and
wherein the laser processing method comprises:
when the protection layer is laminated to the metal layer before the laser processing, executing either,
a first short-pulse laser processing step for irradiating the protection layer with the short-pulse laser and ablating the protection layer, a distance between an end surface of the short-pulse laser and an ablated surface of the protection layer being a first distance, the first short-pulse laser processing step forming a heat-affected layer having a first thickness on the ablated surface of the protection layer; and
a first metal layer processing step for ablating the metal layer with the fiber laser in an area ablated in the first short-pulse laser processing step, the first metal layer processing step forming a heat-affected layer having a second thickness greater than the first thickness on the ablated surface of the metal layer, a distance between an end surface of the fiber laser and an ablated surface of the metal layer being a second distance larger than the first distance sufficient to prevent the fiber laser from hitting the heat-affected layer formed on the protection layer, or
a second metal layer processing step for collectively ablating the protection layer and the metal layer with the fiber laser, and
a second short-pulse laser processing step for irradiating the protection layer including an end surface of an area ablated in the second metal layer processing step with the short-pulse laser and ablating the protection layer,
wherein in the first short-pulse laser processing step, a position where the processed article is irradiated with the short-pulse laser, is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,792,758

LASER MACHINING DEVICE FOR CORRECTING PROCESSING CONDITIONS BEFORE LASER MACHINING BASED ON CONTAMINATION LEVEL OF OPTICAL SYSTEM

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A laser machining device configured to laser machine a workpiece after correcting a processing condition in accordance with a contamination level of an optical system, the laser machining device comprising:a laser oscillator;
an external optical system configured to guide laser light from the laser oscillator and focus the laser light on the surface of a workpiece;
a driver configured to move a focus position of the laser light emitted from the external optical system;
a reflection plate disposed perpendicularly to an optical axis of the laser light and having a constant reflectance with respect to the laser light;
a returning light measurement sensor configured to measure an energy amount of returning light reflected by the reflection plate and returning to the laser machining device;
a memory configured to store a reference value based on the energy amount of the returning light when laser light is emitted, in a state where the external optical system is not contaminated, toward the reflection plate with a predetermined output low enough not to melt or deform the reflection plate such that the focus position of the laser light aligns with a predetermined position; and
a processor configured to correct, prior to laser machining, a processing condition in accordance with the contamination level of the external optical system,
wherein the processor is configured to:
issue, with respect to the driver, a command to align the focus position to a position identical to the predetermined position toward the reflection plate,
issue, with respect to the laser oscillator, a command to emit laser light toward the reflection plate with a low output identical to the predetermined output, and
correct the laser power of the processing condition based on the measurement value measured by the returning light measurement sensor and the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,792,757

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Arcam AB, Moelndal (SE)

1. A method for increasing the build area when forming at least one three-dimensional article through successive fusion of parts of a powder bed, which parts correspond to successive cross sections of the at least one three-dimensional article, the method comprising the steps of:providing a model of the at least one three dimensional article;
applying a first powder layer on a first build platform and on a second build platform;
directing a deflectable electron beam from an electron beam source arranged in a first position over the first build platform, the directing of the electron beam causing the first powder layer to fuse in a first selected locations on the first build platform according to the model, so as to form a first part of a first cross section of the at least one three-dimensional article;
at least one of rotating or tilting the electron beam source a predetermined angle to a second position over the second build platform; and
directing the deflectable electron beam from the electron beam source in the second position over the second build platform, the directing of the electron beam causing the first powder layer to fuse in a second selected locations on the second build platform according to the model, so as to form a second part of the first cross section of the at least one three-dimensional article.

US Pat. No. 10,792,756

ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR IN-SITU METROLOGY AND PROCESS CONTROL

1. A system for manufacturing an object, comprisinga work surface being exposed to the ambient environment and for supporting the object,
a deposition source for generating a deposition beam of electrons at a power sufficient to melt a metal wire to thereby deposit metal on the object,
a wire feed unit for feeding metal wire to the deposition beam,
an interrogation source for generating an imaging beam of electrons having a current set for creating reflected electrons off the object, and
an electron detector including a metal plate with an aperture therein and being located to align the aperture to the path of the deposition beam and for detecting the reflected electrons, and being electrically isolated from the work surface and the deposition source and the interrogation source and being electrically coupled to a remote ground through an amplifier capable of amplifying a current passing through the metal plate and toward the remote ground.

US Pat. No. 10,792,755

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT STRUCTURE

1. A method for producing a component structure of at least two components to be welded to one another in a contact region by beam welding, comprising:subjecting the at least two components to beam energy from a first side of the contact region that faces the beam energy toward an opposite second side of the contact region to form a weld between the at least two components,
setting a variation of a beam current such that the at least two components are melted in the contact region, from the first side in a direction of the second side, over a defined component depth that is less than a perpendicular distance between the first and second sides to form a weld root of the weld,
periodically imparting a defined beam current pulse to the variation of the beam current, in order to melt the at least two components in certain regions over an entirety of the perpendicular distance to produce in the certain regions of the second side, spaced apart weld regions that extend beyond the weld root toward the second side to project out of the contact region and form a pattern that is visible from the second side, the pattern being a non-destructive representative of a weld quality, while between the spaced apart weld regions, there is no melting of the at least two components in a region between the defined component depth and the second side and there is a different visual appearance from the second side as compared to the spaced apart weld regions.

US Pat. No. 10,792,754

BONDING APPARATUS AND BONDING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A bonding apparatus comprising:a support member configured to support a first substrate of a display panel and a connecting member;
a bonding unit above the support member, and configured to compress the first substrate and the connecting member against each other using a bonding head to which a heating member is attached; and
a magnetic-field generating part configured to generate a magnetic field to heat the heating member by an electromagnetic induction method,
wherein the heating member comprises a first surface facing the connecting member, a third surface attached to the bonding head, and a second surface surrounding a circumference of the first surface and the third surface,
wherein the heating member is configured to transfer heat through the first surface and the second surface,
wherein the bonding head is a heat resistor configured to block the heat transferred from the heating member,
wherein a second substrate of the display panel is on the first substrate, and
when the bonding unit compresses a top surface of the connecting member, the third surface of the heating member is lower than a top surface of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,792,753

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE LOW-RESISTANCE WELDING OF METAL SHEETS WITH A HIGH CYCLE RATE

GRENZEBACH MASCHINENBAU G...

1. An apparatus for the low-resistance welding of metal sheets with a high cycle rate, having the following features:a) a main body (1) formed in a U-shaped manner, in two horizontally mounted legs of which comprise a lower lift drive element (2) and an upper lift drive element (7), which are located opposite one another, are arranged, wherein a lower electrode holding device (3) follows the lower lift drive element (2) and an upper electrode holding device (6) follows the upper lift drive element (7) in the direction of the acting force,
b) a lower welding electrode (11) held by the lower electrode holding device (3) and an upper welding electrode (5) held by the upper electrode holding device (6), wherein the lower welding electrode (11) bears a lower embossing head (10) that is arranged centrally in each case and tapers to a point, and the upper welding electrode (5) bears an upper embossing head (8),
c) a joining-partner feeding device (4) which conveys joining partners (9) to be welded into the intermediate space between the two embossing heads (10, 8),
d) a power source that supplies a the welding current adapted to the joining partners (9),
wherein (i) at least one of upper embossing head or the lower embossing head is adapted to be set with respect to the joining partner by means of a setting element during welding, independently of the upper welding electrode or lower welding electrode and the electrode pressure,
(ii) at least one of the upper embossing head or the lower embossing head is adapted to increase or reduce the pressure on the particular joining partner or can be extracted entirely from the welding zone, independently of the position of an electrode after the embossing operation, or
(iii) both option (i) and option (ii).

US Pat. No. 10,792,752

DUAL WIRE WELDING OR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Sa...

1. A welding or additive manufacturing system, comprising:at least one power supply and a controller which controls operation of said power supply, where said power supply provides a current waveform to a contact tip assembly having a first exit orifice and second exit orifice, where said first exit orifice is configured to deliver a first consumable and said second exit orifice is configured to deliver a second consumable;
wherein said first and second exit orifices are separated from each other such that a distance S is provided between said first and second consumables;
wherein said contact tip assembly is configured to deliver said current waveform to each of said first and second consumables; and
wherein said distance S is configured to facilitate formation of a bridge droplet between said first and second consumables by said current waveform while preventing solid portions of the first consumable delivered through the first exit orifice from contacting solid portions of the second consumable delivered through the second exit orifice during a deposition operation, where said bridge droplet couples said first and second consumables prior to contacting a puddle during said deposition operation, and
wherein a current due to said current waveform flows from said contact tip assembly to the bridge droplet through both of the first consumable and the second consumable and the current is divided between the first consumable and the second consumable, and wherein the current flows from the bridge droplet to the puddle.

US Pat. No. 10,792,751

TEACHING SYSTEM AND TEACHING METHOD OF WELDING ROBOT

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A teaching system configured to teach a teaching position of a welding torch, the teaching system comprising:a robot to which the welding torch is attached;
a welding wire protruding from the welding torch;
a wire feeding motor configured to feed and rewind the welding wire;
a contact detection circuit configured to detect contact of a tip of the welding wire protruding from the welding torch with a teach subject; and
a controller configured to:
1) move the robot to a teaching position until the contact detection circuit detects contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject,
2) cause the wire feeding motor to rewind the welding wire, when the contact detection circuit detects the contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject in step (1),
3) cause the wire feeding motor to feed the welding wire, when the contact detection circuit does not detect the contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject after the rewind in step (2),
4) when after step (2) or step (3):
a) determine a protruding length of the welding wire,
b) compare the protruding length of the welding wire to a predetermined length:
b1) when the protruding length is less than the predetermined length, move the robot in a direction away from the teach subject,
 b1i) when the contact detection circuit detects the contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject after step (b1), cause the wire feeding motor to rewind the welding wire and repeat step (4),
 b1ii) when the contact detection circuit does not detect the contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject after step (b1), cause the wire feeding motor to feed the welding wire and repeat step (4),
b2) when the protruding length is greater than the predetermined length, move the robot in a direction closer to the teach subject,
 b2i) when the contact detection circuit detects the contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject after step (b2), cause the wire feeding motor to rewind the welding wire and repeat step (4),
 b2ii) when the contact detection circuit does not detect the contact of the tip of the welding wire with the teach subject after step (b2), cause the wire feeding motor to feed the welding wire and repeat step (4), and
b3) when the protruding length is equal to the predetermined length, stop feeding and rewinding of the welding wire and stop the robot, and store a stop position of the robot as the teaching position.

US Pat. No. 10,792,750

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A ROTOR ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a rotor assembly for an electrical machine, the method comprising:printing a first part of a rotor shaft;
printing a rotor core onto the first part of the rotor shaft;
printing a second part of the rotor shaft onto the rotor core;
printing a first part of a rotor winding;
coupling the first part of the rotor winding to the rotor core; and
after coupling the first part of the rotor winding to the rotor core, printing a second part of the rotor winding onto the first part of the rotor winding to form the rotor assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,792,749

WELDING TOOL

Supreme Group LP, Acheso...

1. A welding tool comprising:a support structure comprising one or more magnets for securing the welding tool to a work surface;
a welding torch coupled to the support structure and configured to rotate relative to the support structure about a welding axis, wherein the welding axis is defined by rotation of the welding torch relative to the support structure;
a locating device coupled to the support structure and movable between a retracted position and an extended position in which the locating device extends toward the welding axis, wherein in the extended position an end of the locating device is closer to the welding axis than in the retracted position, wherein the locating device comprises a recess at the end and is configured such that, when an object to be welded is positioned at least partially within the recess of the locating device in the extended position, the welding axis passes through the object to be welded; and
a controller, comprising at least one of a processor and circuitry, configured to implement a method comprising:
activating the one or more magnets;
moving the locating device from the extended position to the retracted position;
activating the welding torch;
rotating the welding torch about the welding axis; and
deactivating the welding torch.

US Pat. No. 10,792,748

WELDING DEVICE

MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD., ...

1. A welding device for welding outer peripheral edges of two irregular shaped plates which are overlapped, and the welding device comprising:a rotary table to which the two irregular shaped plates in an overlapped state are fixed;
a torch unit, including a welding torch positioned to face the outer peripheral edges of the two irregular shaped plates fixed to the rotary table;
an after-shielding part, positioned downstream of the welding torch in a rotational direction of the rotary table and disposed on the welding torch, the after-shielding part having a plurality of nozzles arranged along the rotational direction and configured to jet a shielding gas to the outer peripheral edges, the plurality of nozzles including a first nozzle positioned upstream in the rotational direction and a second nozzle positioned downstream of the first nozzle in the rotational direction;
a nozzle actuator, disposed on the welding torch and configured to rotationally move the second nozzle in a circumferential direction of the outer peripheral edges; and
a controller, configured to control an orientation of the nozzle in a direction of decreasing a distance at which the shielding gas jetted from the second nozzle reaches the outer peripheral edges welded by the welding torch.

US Pat. No. 10,792,747

SOLDER PROCESSING DEVICE

AND Co., Ltd., Souraku-g...

1. A solder processing device comprising:a substantially tubular iron tip that is extended vertically;
a solder piece supply portion that sequentially supplies, into the substantially tubular iron tip, a plurality of solder pieces, each of which includes a tubular solder layer and a layer of a flux provided within the tubular solder layer;
a drive mechanism that drives the solder piece supply portion to sequentially supply at least two solder pieces from above into the substantially tubular iron tip, such that the at least two solder pieces are erected in the substantially tubular iron tip in such a manner that on the solder piece which is first supplied, the solder piece which is subsequently supplied rides;
a heater that heats the substantially tubular iron tip in a state where the at least two solder pieces are erected in the substantially tubular iron tip in such a manner that on the solder piece which is first supplied, the solder piece which is subsequently supplied rides, to melt the flux to be flown out from at least one of the at least two solder pieces to a space between an inner wall of the substantially tubular iron tip and the at least two solder pieces, thereby enhancing contactability between the inner wall of the substantially tubular iron tip and the at least two solder pieces to melt the at least two solder pieces such that a molten solder is supplied downward from the substantially tubular iron tip; and
a heater block including a solder supply hole in a center thereof, wherein the heater is wound around an outer circumferential surface of the heater block.

US Pat. No. 10,792,746

LASER BRAZING METHOD AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR LAP JOINT MEMBER

NIPPON STEEL NISSHIN CO.,...

1. A method for laser brazing a bonding target sheet that is stacked on a sheet surface of a hot dip Zn-based alloy coated steel sheet, a coating layer of the hot dip Zn-based alloy coated steel sheet containing 1.0% by mass to 22.0% by mass of Al, and the bonding target sheet being an Al sheet or an Al alloy sheet, the method comprising:a brazing step of forming a brazed part on the sheet surface for joining the bonding target sheet and the hot dip Zn-based alloy coated steel sheet together,
wherein, in the brazing step, the brazed part is formed while arranging the brazing filler metal such that the brazing filler metal abuts on an end surface of the bonding target sheet and a distance d (mm) between the brazing filler metal and the sheet surface satisfies Formula (1) below:
0.2?d?t  (1)
where
t: sheet thickness (mm) of the bonding target sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,792,745

CONTROLLER FOR WIRE ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINE AND CONTROL METHOD OF WIRE ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A controller for a wire electrical discharge machine that machines a workpiece along a machining path by moving the workpiece and a wire electrode relative to each other while generating electric discharge across an electrode gap between the workpiece and the wire electrode, comprising:a machining surface state acquisition unit configured to acquire a state of a machining surface of the workpiece; and
a machining path setting unit configured to specify an excessively machined portion of the workpiece based on the acquired state of the machining surface and set an access point at which the wire electrode approaches the machining surface from a machining start point, so as to avoid the excessively machined portion, wherein:
the machining surface state acquisition unit is configured to acquire the state of the machining surface according to a discharge count across the electrode gap; and
the machining path setting unit is configured to designate, as the excessively machined portion, a portion where the discharge count across the electrode gap is smaller than a second predetermined discharge count.

US Pat. No. 10,792,744

WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE INCLUDING AVERAGE DISCHARGE DELAY TIME CALCULATING UNIT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A wire electric discharge machine that applies, while moving a relative position of a table with respect to a wire electrode, a voltage to a machining gap between the wire electrode and a workpiece arranged on the table to generate electric discharge and machines the workpiece, the wire electric discharge machine comprising:a measurement circuit configured to measure, as a discharge delay time, a no-load time from the application of the voltage to the machining gap until occurrence of the electric discharge, and integrate the measured discharge delay time over a predetermined measurement period to calculate a discharge delay integrated time;
a counting circuit configured to count the number of times of the voltage application in the predetermined measurement period; and
a controller configured to calculate an average discharge delay time per voltage application in the predetermined measurement period from the discharge delay integrated time calculated by the measurement circuit and the number of times of voltage application calculated by the counting circuit, wherein, when the average discharge delay time is smaller than a predetermined reference value, the voltage application is not performed on the machining gap for a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 10,792,743

WIRE ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A wire electrical discharge machine that feeds a wire electrode to perform auto wire feeding of the wire electrode, comprising:a transport mechanism configured to feed the wire electrode along a travelling route;
a failure detector configured to be able to detect a failure of the auto wire feeding;
a position detector configured to be able to detect a position of a tip of the wire electrode on the travelling route;
a storage medium configured such that a plurality of divisional regions obtained by sectioning the travelling route are set and failure evaluation reference data of the auto wire feeding for every divisional region is stored; and,
a control device configured to identify the position of the tip of the wire electrode when a failure of the auto wire feeding occurs, based on detection signals from the failure detector and the position detector and determine whether to perform or stop retry of the auto wire feeding, based on the position of the tip and the failure evaluation reference data for every divisional region,
wherein:
the failure evaluation reference data for every divisional region is configured to include information on the multiple divisional regions and information on a difficulty level set for every divisional region in accordance with difficulty for the wire electrode to pass therethrough;
the control device is configured
to count the number of failures in the auto wire feeding actually arising in each individual divisional region, based on the identified position of the tip and the divisional region obtained from the storage medium and
to calculate an evaluation value of the counted number of failures in each divisional region based on the difficulty level for the divisional region and compares the sum of the evaluation values for every divisional region with an upper limit value stored in the storage medium to determine whether to perform or stop retry of the auto wire feeding when the failure of the auto wire feeding is detected, and
wherein the control device is configured to calculate the evaluation value by, at least, dividing the count of failures by the difficulty level.

US Pat. No. 10,792,742

MAIN SPINDLE UNIT AND MACHINE TOOL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A main spindle unit which is attached to a unit support table which supports a first end of a tool such that the tool is able to rotate about an axis and holds a second end of the tool to rotate the tool about the axis, the unit comprising:a main spindle which extends in an axial direction, in which the axis extends, about the axis;
a motor rotor which is fixed to an outer periphery of the main spindle;
a motor stator which is disposed on an outer periphery of the motor rotor;
a holder which is provided on a front side which is one end side of the main spindle in the axial direction and holds the tool;
a front bearing which is disposed on the front side of the motor rotor and on a rear side of the holder, the rear side being a side opposite to the front side, and rotatably supports the main spindle;
a rear bearing which is disposed on the rear side of the motor rotor and rotatably supports the main spindle;
a motor case which has a tubular shape about the axis and in which the motor stator is fixed to an inner peripheral surface thereof;
a front case which covers an outer periphery of the front bearing; and
a rear case which covers an outer periphery of the rear bearing,
wherein the front case has a front body portion which covers the outer periphery of the front bearing to hold the front bearing and a front flange portion which extends radially outward with respect to the axis from an outer periphery of the front body portion,
wherein the rear case has a rear body portion which covers an outer periphery of the rear bearing to hold the rear bearing and a rear flange portion which extends radially outward from an outer periphery of the rear body portion,
wherein an outer diameter of the front body portion is smaller than an inner diameter of the motor case,
wherein in the front flange portion, a front mounted surface which is able to come into contact with a first mounting surface of the unit support table facing the rear side and a contact surface which is in contact with the motor case are formed so as to face the front side,
wherein an outer diameter of the rear flange portion is larger than an outer diameter of the motor case, and
wherein in the rear flange portion, a rear mounted surface which is in contact with a second mounting surface of the unit support table facing the rear side is formed so as to face the front side.

US Pat. No. 10,792,741

CIRCULAR SAW MOUNTING DEVICE

1. A circular saw mounting device which rotatably supports a saw blade in a grinding machine, the circular saw mounting device comprising:a base plate that mounts to the grinding machine;
a centering element that rotates with respect to the base plate via bearings, the centering element comprising at least two engagement elements slidably moveable in a radial direction between a mounting position and a locking position;
an actuator that includes a pin that when actuated slidably moves in an axial direction;
at least two articulated couplings coupled to each of the at least two engagement elements at one end and to the pin at an opposite end, the at least two articulated couplings transferring a radial displacement to the at least two engagement elements and to at least two pivot brackets and a transmission cross to slidably move the at least two engagement elements between the mounting position and the locking position; and
a mounting bracket disposed on a first surface of the circular saw mounting device to mount and lock the circular saw mounting device to the grinding machine.

US Pat. No. 10,792,740

TOOL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A tool, comprising:a saw blade composed of a bimetallic strip, the saw blade including:
at least one main body, and
at least one working part connected integrally to the main body along a straight connecting edge, the working part having at least one working edge having a set of saw teeth; and
a fastening part configured to center the tool for oscillation about a rotation axis, the main body fastened to the fastening part in an overlapping manner,
wherein the working edge is defined by a shortest, continuously-curved connecting line touching each tooth tip of the set of saw teeth, the connecting line having a curvature that differs in degree along a length of the working edge, and
wherein the bimetallic strip defines a first straight edge of the main body, the first straight edge oriented at least substantially parallel to the straight connecting edge and facing toward the rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,792,739

AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURABLE BLIND CUTTING CENTER

Hunter Douglas Industries...

1. An apparatus to size the width of a window covering in a retail store, comprising:a support surface to support a window covering to be sized;
a first cutter configured to cut a width of a first type of window covering to a predetermined width, said first cutter being disposed adjacent to said support surface;
a controller operatively connected to said first cutter;
a first input device communicatively connected to said controller, said first input device comprising a sensor configured to automatically detect whether the window covering to be sized corresponds to the first type of window covering or a different type of window covering when the window covering to be sized is positioned proximal to said first cutter; and
a second input device communicatively coupled to said controller, said second input device being configured to receive information associated with the window covering to be sized;
wherein said controller is configured to disable said first cutter when said sensor detects that the window covering to he sized corresponds to the different type of window covering to prevent said first cutter from being used to cut the window covering to be sized.

US Pat. No. 10,792,738

CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool, comprising:a circular columnar body extending from a first end to a second end along a rotation axis, at least a part of the columnar body corresponds to an insert comprising a cutting edge at the first end, wherein
the insert comprises therein a flow path extending from a side of the first end toward a side of the second end,
a width of the flow path along a radial direction of the circular columnar body is smaller than a width of the flow path along a circumferential direction of the circular columnar body in a cross section orthogonal to the rotation axis,
the insert comprises a first region including the rotation axis and lying along the rotation axis, and a second region covering the first region,
an outer diameter of the first region at a side of the second end is greater than an outer diameter of the first region at a side of the first end,
an outer diameter of the first region increases as going from a side of the first end toward a side of the second end,
the insert comprises a pair of the flow paths located point symmetrically on a basis of the rotation axis, and
a distance between the pair of flow paths becomes smaller at a side of the first end than at a side of the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,792,737

CUTTING MACHINE AND METHOD

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A cutting tool for removing material from an engine block structure, comprising:an engine block structure support sized to receive the engine block structure;
a platform having a longitudinal dimension and a width dimension;
a cutting assembly supported on the platform and movable in a longitudinal direction along an adjustable rail, and movable in a direction approximately orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, the cutting assembly including a rotary cutter;
an alignment mechanism including an engagement structure configured to secure the cutting assembly to one of a plurality of predetermined positions on the adjustable rail; and
an adjustment mechanism for moving the adjustable rail and cutting assembly in the longitudinal direction to position the rotary cutter to a desired position.

US Pat. No. 10,792,736

LIGHTWEIGHT INTELLIGENT TOP-TOOLING APPARATUS

Kitagawa-Northtech, Inc.,...

1. A lightweight intelligent top-tooling device made of composite material, said lightweight intelligent top-tooling device comprising:1) a locator platform;
2) a set of locator posts extending away in a first direction from said locator platform;
3) a receiver extending away from said locator platform in an opposite direction of said first direction, wherein said locator platform, said set of locator posts and said receiver are printed by a 3D printer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer;
4) a set of air media holes corresponding to said set of locator posts, each air media hole disposed within a corresponding locator post within said set of locator posts;
5) a set of internal media journals including a first media journal disposed within said receiver and a subset of media journals disposed within said locator platform, said subset of media journals corresponding to and communicating with said set of air media holes, each internal media journal within said set of internal media journals not extending through a side surface of said locator platform;
6) a set of sensing devices disposed within cavities of said set of locator posts and adapted for sensing an air differential for locating an object seating on said set of locator posts, each sensing device within said set of sensing devices including a sensor adapted to locate said object, said cavities created by said 3D printer; and
7) a set of mounting holes adapted for attaching said top-tooling device to a surface of a chuck.

US Pat. No. 10,792,735

MACHINE TOOL

DMG MORI CO., LTD., Yama...

1. A machine tool comprising:a tool attachment unit including a tool insertion portion having a shape of an opening into which a shank of a tool is inserted, the tool attachment unit being configured to attach a tool thereto;
a tool change unit configured to change the tool attached to the tool attachment unit while gripping the tool;
an air supply unit configured to supply air to a gap between the tool insertion portion and the shank of the tool when the tool change unit changes the tool; and
a controller configured to control driving of at least any one of the tool attachment unit and the tool change unit to reciprocate the tool and the tool insertion portion relative to each other in a predetermined direction repeatedly from a first position to a second position and then back to the first position prior to completing insertion of the tool into the tool insertion portion, in the first position and the second position the shank of the tool is not completely inserted into the tool insertion portion such that the gap is provided between the tool insertion portion and the shank of the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,792,734

CUTTING TOOL FOR BACK TURNING

TUNGALOY CORPORATION, Iw...

1. A cutting tool for back turning comprising:a flank facing a first direction;
a first end surface facing a direction opposite to the first direction;
an upper surface connecting the flank and the first end surface;
a first ridgeline connecting the flank and the upper surface such that an angle between the first ridgeline and the first direction increases as a distance from the first end surface to a portion of the first ridgeline in the first direction increases when viewed from a side of the upper surface;
a second ridgeline connecting the first end surface and the upper surface; and
a chip breaker formed on the upper surface between the first ridgeline and the second ridgeline, wherein
the first end surface is connected to the flank at one end of the first ridgeline and at one end of the second ridgeline,
the first ridgeline has a nose portion connected to the second ridgeline at the one end of the first ridgeline, a first cutting edge connected to the nose portion, and a second cutting edge connected to the first cutting edge,
the chip breaker has a wall surface including a first wall surface that extends along the first ridgeline, and a reinforcing surface that is connected to the first wall surface and the first end surface at an end portion of the chip breaker on a side of the first cutting edge,
an angle of 90 degrees or an obtuse angle is formed between the reinforcing surface and the first end surface,
a rake face is formed on the upper surface between the chip breaker and the first ridgeline, and
the reinforcing surface is connected to the rake face while maintaining a width of the reinforcing surface between the first end surface and the first wall surface to be not less than one-third of a length of the first cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,792,733

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SWASHPLATE

Miba Sinter Austria GmbH,...

1. A method for producing a swashplate for a swashplate compressor, wherein the swashplate comprises a main swashplate body, the method comprising:making the main swashplate body from one or more sintering powders according to a powder-metallurgical method, wherein the main swashplate body is made from an iron-based sintering powder, wherein as the iron-based sintering powder an alloy is used which contains between 0.1 wt. % and 0.9 wt. % C, between 0 wt. % and 5.0 wt. % Ni, between 0.04 wt. % and 2 wt. % Mo, between 0.05 wt. % and 1 wt. % Mn and between 0 wt. % and 3 wt. % copper, the remainder being formed by iron,
plasma-nitriding or plasma-carbonitriding for hardening the surface of the main swashplate body to produce a plasma-nitrided or plasma-carbonitrided surface layer directly on the main swashplate body,
wherein the plasma-nitrided or plasma-carbonitrided surface layer at least approximately contours the pores of the surface of the main swashplate body.

US Pat. No. 10,792,732

MOBILE MULTI-HOUSING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INSTALLATION

AddUp, Cebazat (FR)

1. A mobile additive manufacturing installation comprising:a main self-supporting frame which renders the installation transportable by road;
a main manufacturing housing supported by the main self-supporting frame and closed in a leaktight manner by panels fixed to the main self-supporting frame;
a main additive manufacturing machine installed inside the main manufacturing housing, the main additive manufacturing machine comprising a manufacturing chamber inside which is carried out an additive manufacturing process consisting of depositing additive manufacturing powder and fusing grains of the powder using a source of energy or of heat;
a main inerting device configured to supply the manufacturing chamber of the main additive manufacturing machine with an inert gas and to capture the inert gas contaminated by fumes resulting from the additive manufacturing process inside the manufacturing chamber;
a main circulation path provided in the main manufacturing housing along which an operator can circulate around the main additive manufacturing machine;
a main airlock for entry and exit of at least one operator, the main airlock being supported by the main self-supporting frame and closed in a leaktight manner by panels fixed to the main self-supporting frame, with an internal door between the main airlock and the main manufacturing housing and an external door between the main airlock and outside of the installation;
an auxiliary manufacturing housing connected in a leaktight manner to the main manufacturing housing;
an auxiliary additive manufacturing machine installed inside the auxiliary manufacturing housing;
an auxiliary self-supporting frame which supports the auxiliary manufacturing housing and which is independent of the main self-supporting frame, the auxiliary manufacturing housing being closed in a leaktight manner by panels fixed to the auxiliary self-supporting frame; and
an auxiliary circulation path provided in the auxiliary manufacturing housing along which an operator can circulate around the auxiliary additive manufacturing machine installed in the auxiliary manufacturing housing.

US Pat. No. 10,792,731

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

3DEO, INC., Gardena, CA ...

1. A method for forming a three-dimensional (3D) object, comprising:(a) providing a layer comprising powder material having a binding substance applied thereto; and
(b) using a plurality of perimeter generators to generate one or more perimeters in at least said layer, to yield an object comprising said powder material in a bound state, wherein said one or more perimeters correspond to at least a portion of said 3D object.

US Pat. No. 10,792,730

PRODUCTION PLANT OF METAL RODS, CASTING MACHINE, CASTING PROCESS AND CONTROL METHOD OF ELECTROMAGNETIC STIRRER DEVICES OF MOLTEN METAL

ERGOLINES LAB S.R.L., Tr...

1. A method of controlling at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices, the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices being linear and acting on molten metallic material contained within at least one solidification mold so as to produce a metal rod, the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices being positioned at equal distances from each other, each of the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices having at least two induction coils, the at least two induction coils generating an electromagnetic field so as to create a stirring action in the molten metallic material, the method comprising:switching between a pair of operating configurations of a rotary stirrer and a linear stirrer, a first operating condition of the pair of operating configurations controlling at least one of the at least two induction coils of one of the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices in coordination with the at least two induction coils of another of the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices so as to generate a rotating electromagnetic field so as to induce the molten metallic material to rotate in a rotational plane orthogonal to a direction of extraction of the metal rod from the at least one solidification mold, a second operating condition of the pair of operating configurations controlling at least two of the at least two induction coils of the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices in a reciprocally coordinated manner with respect to each other so as to generate a linear electromagnetic field so as to cause linear motion of the molten metallic material in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices, the first operating condition comprising:
driving a series of sub-phases in the at least two induction coils with a driving current supplied by an inverter between a driving branch of the respective at least two induction coils and a compensation branch of the inverter, the compensation branch being connected to a common star point of the at least two induction coils of the respective at least three electromagnetic stirrer devices, the driving current supplied to a first sub-phase of the series of sub-phases being phase-shifted with respect to the driving current supplied to another of the at least two induction coils in a second sub-phase of the series of sub-phases subsequent to the first sub-phase.

US Pat. No. 10,792,729

CONTINUOUS CASTING MOLD AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUS CASTING OF STEEL

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A continuous casting copper mold, the copper mold comprising a plurality of separate portions filled with a metal of low thermal conductivity, the separate portions being formed by filling the metal of low thermal conductivity into circular concave grooves and/or quasi-circular concave grooves, the metal of low thermal conductivity having a thermal conductivity that is 30% or less than the copper of the copper mold at a temperature after the mold has been solidified and cooled completely in manufacturing the mold, the circular concave grooves having a diameter from 2 mm to 20 mm and the quasi-circular concave grooves having an equivalent circle diameter from 2 mm to 20 mm, and the circular concave grooves and the quasi-circular concave grooves being formed in a region on an inner wall surface of the copper mold defined by (i) a position higher than a meniscus and (ii) a position 20 mm or more lower than the meniscus,wherein a filling thickness of the metal of low thermal conductivity in the separate portions is equal to or less than a depth of the circular concave grooves or the quasi-circular concave grooves, and satisfies relationship (1):
0.5?H?d  (1),
where H represents the filling thickness (mm) of the metal of low thermal conductivity and d represents the diameter (mm) or equivalent circle diameter (mm) of the separate portions,
the inner wall surface of the copper mold is coated with a Ni-alloy layer having a thickness of 2.0 mm or less,
the separate portions filled with the metal of low thermal conductivity are covered with the Ni-alloy layer,
the plurality of separate portions are formed throughout the region on the inner wall surface, and
a distance in a casting direction between a lower edge of the region and a lower edge of the copper mold satisfies relationship (2):
L?Vc×100  (2),
where L represents the distance (mm) between the lower edge of the region and the lower edge of the copper mold and Vc represents a cast piece drawing speed (m/min) when casting is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,792,728

TWO-STAGE FASTENER INSTALLATION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for installing a fastener, the method comprising:generating a reactive structural force in a first direction during installation of the fastener by a first robotic device having a first tool and a second robotic device having a second tool, wherein a number of controllers control the first robotic device and the second robotic device to generate the reactive structural force in the first direction; and
generating a new reactive structural force in a second direction opposite to the first direction during the installation of the fastener by the first robotic device having the first tool and the second robotic device having the second tool, wherein the number of controllers control the first robotic device and the second robotic device to generate the new reactive structural force in the second direction, wherein generating the new reactive structural force comprises:generating the new reactive structural force substantially equal to a difference between a new first force being applied to a head of the fastener in a hole extending through two parts and a new second force being applied to an end of the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,792,727

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED WIRE BENDING

AIM, Inc., Addison, IL (...

1. A bending head for a wire bending device capable of both nose-bending and mandrel-bending operations, the bending head comprising:a bending surface;
a turret cluster coupled to the bending surface, the turret cluster having at least one tool pin, the turret cluster configured to receive a wire adjacent to the bending surface and adjacent to the at least one tool pin wherein the wire defines a centerline;
a first mandrel coupled to the bending surface, the first mandrel configured to rotate around the turret cluster, the first mandrel further configured to raise, lower, and spin relative to the bending surface; and
a second mandrel coupled to the bending surface, the second mandrel configured to rotate around the turret cluster, the second mandrel further configured to raise, lower, and spin relative to the bending surface;
wherein the wire bending device is capable of performing a programmable series of automated steps to create an off-plane bend by pinching the wire between the at least one tool pin and one of the first mandrel and the second mandrel and wherein one of the first mandrel and the second mandrel is positioned off of a centerline of the wire such that the wire is bent off of a normal wire centerline axis.

US Pat. No. 10,792,726

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATED HEAT EXCHANGERS

HS MARSTON AEROSPACE LIMI...

1. An automated method of manufacturing a laminated heat exchanger, wherein a plurality of unassembled parts are provided, said unassembled parts comprising a plurality of laminate members, the method comprising:identifying the correct laminate member to be stacked using an identification system, wherein the identification system is automatically controlled by a controller;
stacking the laminate members using a robot to form a stack comprising the laminate members;
checking the quality of the stack using a quality checking system; and
joining the laminate members of the stack together; and
picking up one or more of the laminate members of the plurality of unassembled parts using the robot;
wherein the identifying step comprises:
presenting said picked-up laminate member(s) to the identification system using the robot;
when the identification system identifies that the laminate member(s) is the correct laminate member(s), stacking said picked-up laminate member(s) using the robot to form the stack; and
when the identification system identifies that the picked-up laminate member(s) is not correct, not stacking said picked-up laminate member(s) using the robot to form the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,792,725

RAM ASSEMBLY WITH REMOVABLE PUNCH MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A punch mounting assembly comprising:an elongated mounting body including a punch mounting assembly second coupling component, a punch first coupling component, and a radial contour;
said mounting body having a complementary length;
said punch mounting assembly second coupling component structured to be coupled to a punch mounting assembly first coupling component of an elongated ram body;
said radial contour of said mounting body structured to support a punch;
said punch first coupling component structured to be coupled to said punch;
said ram body includes a first end and a second end, said second end of said ram body including a landing bore and a threaded bore;
said mounting body includes a first end, a medial portion, and a second end;
said punch mounting assembly second coupling component disposed at said first end of said mounting body; and
said punch mounting assembly second coupling component including a reduced radius portion and external threads structured to be coupled to said threaded bore of said second end of said ram body.

US Pat. No. 10,792,724

COILED MATERIAL TRANSPORTING DEVICE, PRESS SYSTEM AND COILED MATERIAL TRANSPORTING METHOD

KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORPOR...

1. A coiled material transporting device disposed between a coiled material supply device supplying a coiled material, and a press device pressing the coiled material supplied from the coiled material supply device, the coiled material transporting device comprising:a support extendable and retractable along a direction of a die disposed in the press device, the support being configured to support from below a terminal end of the coiled material supplied from the coiled material supply device;
a first driver configured to cause the support to extend and retract;
a transporter provided to the support and configured to transport the terminal end of the coiled material toward the die disposed in the press device;
a controller configured to control the first driver so that when the terminal end of the coiled material is transported to the die disposed in the press device, a first end on a press device side of the support is disposed at a position corresponding to the die disposed in the press device; and
a second driver configured to move the first end on the press device side of the support along an up and down direction,
the controller being further configured to control the second driver so that the first end of the support along the up and down direction is disposed at a position corresponding to the die disposed in the press device.

US Pat. No. 10,792,723

BINARY NOZZLE, SPRAY HEAD AND METHOD

SMS group GmbH, Duesseld...

1. An assembly comprising:a two-substance nozzle; and
at least one feed channel connected with the two-substance nozzle, which at least one feed channel is capable of supplying a sprayed medium or a mixture of the sprayed medium and spray air to the two-substance nozzle,
wherein a valve is disposed between the at least one feed channel and a nozzle exit of the two-substance nozzle,
wherein the two-substance nozzle has a nozzle body that is configured in one piece and comprises the nozzle exit, the valve and an attachment body and a movable module of the valve is attached to the nozzle body by means of using the attachment body,
wherein the movable module of the valve is pressed against the nozzle body by the attachment body and/or braced against the nozzle body by a spring device.

US Pat. No. 10,792,722

REORIENTABLE ROTATABLE PROCESSING TOOL

1. A tool for forming workpiece, the tool comprising:a first tool part and a second tool part, which can be moved towards one another
in a direction of travel for forming the workpiece-between the first and second tool parts;
a forming device provided on the first tool part and comprising a bearing surface; and
two counter forming devices provided on the second tool part and each comprising a forming surface, the first tool part comprising the forming device and the second tool part comprising the two counter forming devices being rotatable relative to one another about a positioning axis, the two counter forming devices being aligned relative to one another along a direction of relative rotational movement of the first tool part and the second tool part, wherein, by rotating the first tool part and the second tool part relative to one another about the positioning axis, the forming device on the first tool part and a first counter forming device of the two counter forming devices on the second tool part are allocated to one another to produce a first shape on the metal sheets by an interaction of the bearing surface of the forming device and the forming surface of the first counter forming device, and the forming device on the first tool part and a second counter forming device of the two counter forming devices on the second tool part are allocated to one another to produce a second shape on the workpiece by the interaction of the bearing surface of the forming device and the forming surface of the second counter forming device, the first shape being different than the second shape.

US Pat. No. 10,792,721

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A WORK PIECE

A. Raymond et Cie, Greno...

18. A method for manufacturing a work piece, comprising:providing a non-ferrous blank having a first thickness;
stamping the blank a first time using a first stamping die to draw a portion of the blank into a cup-shaped feature having a first diameter and a first top radius, wherein the cup-shaped feature comprises a tubular sidewall and a closed end wall;
stamping the blank a plurality of additional times using a plurality of successive stamping dies to reduce the diameter of the cup-shaped feature from the first diameter to a second diameter and to reduce the top radius of the cup-shaped feature from the first top radius to a second top radius; and
reforming the cup-shaped feature having the second diameter at a forming station to a formed shape having a thickened wall;
wherein the thickened wall of the formed shape has a second thickness that is greater than the first thickness;
wherein reforming the cup-shaped feature having the second diameter at a forming station to a formed shape comprises piercing through the closed end wall to form a hole through the formed shape; and
wherein reforming the cup-shaped feature having the second diameter at a forming station to a formed shape comprises reforming the tubular sidewall into a hexagonal sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,792,720

HEMMING DEVICE AND HEMMING METHOD

HIROTEC CORPORATION, Hir...

6. A hemming method for integrally forming a first plate member and a second plate member by bending a peripheral portion of the first plate member having an opening so that the peripheral portion has a final shape in which the peripheral portion and a peripheral portion of the second plate member overlap, the hemming method comprising:a placement step;
an outer-circumference hemming step;
an inner-circumference hemming step; and
bringing-out step, wherein:
the placement step includes:
sucking and gripping the first plate member by using a presser material handling portion through an opening of the second plate member,
conveying the presser material handling portion by connecting a robot-side ATC device of the conveyance robot to a device-side ATC device of the presser material handling portion,
positioning and placing the presser material handling portion in a posture corresponding to an upper portion of an anvil, the anvil including an anvil main body portion and a guide device for fastening the peripheral portion of at least one of the first plate member or the second plate member, the guide device including:
a main body portion having a first lateral end rotatably supported on the anvil main body portion, and an opposite second lateral end; and
an outer guide portion supported on the second lateral end, wherein the outer guide portion is configured, in response to receiving pressure from at least one roller hemming robot, to rotate relative to and about the first lateral end of the main body portion of the guide device in a first rotational direction from a first position, in which the outer guide portion projects upwardly from the anvil main body portion, to a second position, in which the outer guide portion does not project upwardly from the anvil main body portion, wherein the outer guide portion is configured to rotate in the first rotational direction whether the at least one roller hemming robot approaches from the first or second lateral end of the main body portion of the guide device, and
carrying out a press and support by using a presser;
the outer-circumference hemming step includes hemming an outer circumference of a work W by using the at least one roller hemming robot;
the inner-circumference hemming step includes:
evacuating the presser material handling portion once from a position above the work by using the conveyance robot, and
hemming an inner circumference of an opening of the work W by using the at least one roller hemming robot; and
the bringing-out step includes bringing out the hemmed work by using the conveyance robot.

US Pat. No. 10,792,719

FRAMELESS HALF-ROUND TRAILER WITH BUTT JOINTS

Mac Trailer Manufacturing...

1. A method of forming a frameless dump trailer comprising:providing a first planar panel and a second planar panel;
abutting the first and second planar panels and aligning flushly at least one surface on the first and second planar panels;
welding the first and second planar panels at a first butt weld to establish a larger planar first frameless trailer body portion;
after welding the first and second planar panels together with the first butt weld, then rolling the larger planar first frameless trailer body portion, via a rolling assembly, to establish an arcuate first frameless trailer body portion; and
connecting a supportive brace member to an outer surface of the arcuate first frameless trailer body portion such that the supportive brace member perpendicularly spans the first butt weld.

US Pat. No. 10,792,718

FOLLOWER BAR ASSEMBLY FOR A BENDER

GREENLEE TOOLS, INC., Ch...

1. A bender comprising:a rotatable bending shoe having a plurality of channels therein configured to receive a workpiece and to bend the workpiece in a bending operation; and
a follower assembly including
a mount, the mount being stationary during the bending operation,
a follower bar movably attached to the mount, the follower bar having a plurality of channels therein configured to receive the workpiece,
a roller attached to the mount by an eccentric shaft extending therefrom, the roller being engaged against the follower bar, and
a motor for rotating the shaft and roller relative to the mount and relative to the follower bar, wherein rotation of the shaft and roller causes movement of the follower bar relative to the bending shoe and relative to the mount.

US Pat. No. 10,792,717

BENDING DEVICE WITH ROTATING BENDING DIES

CLN of South Florida, Inc...

1. A channel letter bending device for bending a strip of metal material at predetermined locations as said strip of metal material is continuously fed though said device, said device comprising:a base plate having a surface upon which at least two opposed drive rollers are rotatably connected thereto, said drive rollers are constructed and arranged to drive said strip of metal material along a feed path;
a pair of rotating bending dies, each said die having a first end defining a circular diameter and a second end configured with side walls ending in a sharp point;
a first bending ram secured to a rotating assembly, said first bending ram constructed and arranged to independently position the strip of metal material on either side of and across said feed path for creating at least one radius when one said die of said pair of rotating bending dies is rotated to engage the first end of one said die of said pair of rotating bending dies or a sharp angle when one said die of said pair of rotating bending dies is rotated to engage the second end at predetermined locations along said strip of metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,792,716

MAGNETIC PRESS BRAKE AND MACHINE TOOLING ENGAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Mate Precision Tooling, I...

28. A machine tool apparatus comprising:a tool holder configured for selective engagement with machine tool or die, wherein the tool holder holds the machine tool or die in place for a forming operation on a workpiece; and
one or more electromagnetic elements configured to selectively generate magnetic flux for magnetically coupling the machine tool or die in the selective engagement with the tool holder;
a sensor configured to detect presence or absence of the machine tool or die within the tool holder; and
a controller configured to modulate a strength of the magnetic flux coupling for the selective engagement and for selective disengagement of the tool holder with the machine tool or die, wherein the sensor provides feedback signaling the electronic controller to change the strength of the magnetic flux coupling in response to the feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,792,715

GEAR SPINDLE AND OIL SEAL USED THEREIN

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JA...

1. An oil seal used in a gear spindle, the oil seal comprising:a seal body; and
a seal attachment member, wherein
the seal body has an outer ring portion, an inner ring portion located on an inner peripheral side of the outer ring portion, and an intermediate ring portion connecting the outer ring portion and the inner ring portion to each other,
the seal attachment is located on an outer peripheral side of the inner ring portion and configured to fix the inner ring portion from the outer peripheral side of the inner ring portion,
the intermediate ring portion forms a U shape having a single large arc, and
a reinforcement ring to give rigidity to the outer ring portion is embedded in the outer ring portion.

US Pat. No. 10,792,714

LIGHT EMITTING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR ANTI-FOULING OF A PROTECTED SURFACE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light emitting arrangement configured to realize anti-fouling of a protected surface of a marine structure when immersed in a fouling liquid containing biofouling organisms, the light emitting arrangement including a sheet, and comprising:an optical medium and a light source embedded in the optical medium and configured to emit anti-fouling light, the optical medium allowing at least part of the anti-fouling light to distribute through the optical medium,
the optical medium having a back surface to be arranged in or on the protected surface and an emission surface configured to emit the anti-fouling light in a direction away from the protected surface, and
the light emitting arrangement further comprising at least one mirror configured to reflect anti-fouling light from the light source towards the emission surface of the optical medium,
wherein the mirror is arranged near or at the back surface and is electrically conductive and electrically coupled to the light source for providing a first electrode arranged for transferring electrical power between a power source and the light source, and
wherein the mirror is thermally conductive and thermally coupled to the light source for constituting a heat sink for heat from the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,792,713

PICK AND PLACE MACHINE CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD

International Test Soluti...

1. A cleaning device, comprising:a cleaning material attached to a substrate;
the cleaning material being a polymer and having a set of microfeatures that are configured to clean a vacuum pickup tool and a vacuum inlet/outlet of the vacuum pickup tool of a pick and place machine; and
wherein a top surface of the cleaning material has a surface tackiness that causes a piece of debris on the vacuum pickup tool and the vacuum inlet/outlet of the vacuum pickup tool of the pick and place machine to transfer to the cleaning material and a textured surface that cleans an inside surface and an outside surface of the vacuum pickup tool.

US Pat. No. 10,792,712

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate processing method comprising: a processing liquid supplying step of supplying a processing liquid which has a solute and a solvent to a front surface of a substrate; a processing film forming step of solidifying or curing the processing liquid supplied to the front surface of the substrate to form on the front surface of the substrate a processing film which holds a removal object present on the front surface of the substrate; and a peeling step of supplying a peeling liquid to the front surface of the substrate to peel the processing film from the front surface of the substrate together with the removal object, wherein the peeling step includes a penetrating hole forming step of dissolving partially the processing film in the peeling liquid to form a penetrating hole on the processing film, wherein the solute of the processing liquid has a first component and a second component which is lower in solubility in the peeling liquid than the first component, the processing film forming step includes a step of forming the processing film which has a first solid formed by the first component and a second solid formed by the second component, and the penetrating hole forming step includes a step of dissolving the first solid by the peeling liquid to form the penetrating hole on the processing film.

US Pat. No. 10,792,711

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM, SUBSTRATE CLEANING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate cleaning system comprising:a holding unit configured to hold a substrate that has a treatment film formed thereon, wherein the treatment film comprises a solvent and a fluorine-containing polymer that is soluble in the solvent; and
a removing solution supply unit configured to supply to the treatment film formed on the substrate, a removing solution capable of removing the treatment film from the substrate,
wherein the removing solution supply unit comprises a stripping treatment solution supply unit configured to supply to the treatment film, a stripping treatment solution capable of stripping the treatment film from the substrate such that the treatment film stripped from the substrate is in a state of a film, and
wherein the polymer has a partial structure represented by the following formula (1):

wherein
R1 and R2 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or a fluorinated alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is a fluorine atom or a fluorinated alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms; and
the symbol * shows a bonding site with another atom constituting the polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,792,710

SMEARING MEMBER WASHING METHOD AND SMEAR PREPARING APPARATUS

Sysmex Corporation, Hyog...

1. A method for washing a smearing member, the method comprising:dropping a washing agent on a glass slide; andcontacting the smearing member with the washing agent on the glass slide to wash the smearing member, wherein the smearing member has smeared a biological sample; and wherein the washing agent is a solution that contains a component that degrades protein of the biological sample.

US Pat. No. 10,792,709

MASK CLEANING METHOD AND MASK CLEANING APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A mask cleaning apparatus, comprising:a preheating zone configured to preheat a mask;
a first ultraviolet cleaning zone configured to irradiate the mask with a first ultraviolet laser beam at a first irradiation angle;
a first cooling zone configured to cool the mask irradiated with the first ultraviolet laser beam;
a second ultraviolet cleaning zone configured to irradiate the mask with a second ultraviolet laser beam at a second irradiation angle;
a second cooling zone configured to cool the mask irradiated with the second ultraviolet laser beam;
an infrared cleaning zone configured to irradiate the mask with an infrared laser beam at a third irradiation angle; and
a peeling zone configured to spray air onto the mask irradiated with the infrared laser beam,
wherein:
the preheating zone includes a first air knife configured to spray air onto the mask;
the first cooling zone includes a second air knife configured to spray air onto the mask;
the second cooling zone includes a third air knife configured to spray air onto the mask; and
the first air knife, the second air knife, and the third air knife are configured such that a first temperature of air sprayed from the first air knife is higher than a second temperature of air sprayed from the second air knife and a third temperature of air sprayed from the third air knife.

US Pat. No. 10,792,708

LIQUID DISPENSING AND EFFLUENT SHIELDING CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES AND MICROBE ELIMINATING METHODS

1. A liquid dispensing and effluent shielding container assembly suitable for eliminating microbes in an overflow space in a sink having a sink basin and at least one overflow opening in the sink basin and communicating with the overflow space, comprising:a flexible container having a container end wall, a flexible or squeezable container side wall extending from the container end wall and a container interior, the container interior configured to contain a supply of cleaning agent liquid; and
a splash guard including:
a substantially flat or planar, unenclosed splash guard shield carried by the container, the splash guard shield having a shield opening disposed in fluid communication, and fluid-receiving relationship with the container interior of the container, the splash guard shield having an aperture blocking surface and a shield edge circumscribing the aperture blocking surface, the aperture blocking surface configured for substantially uniform and complete engagement with the sink basin in substantially covering relationship to the at least one overflow opening;
an elongated injection nozzle carried by the splash guard shield exterior to the shield opening and protruding beyond the aperture blocking surface, the injection nozzle having an injection nozzle bore disposed in fluid communication with the shield opening of the splash guard shield, the aperture blocking surface having a constant planar contour from the shield edge to the injection nozzle;
a terminal injection opening terminating the injection nozzle, the terminal injection opening disposed in fluid communication with the injection nozzle bore and configured to eject the cleaning agent liquid in a terminal fluid ejection path;
at least one lateral injection opening extending through a side surface of the injection nozzle proximal to the terminal injection opening, the at least one lateral injection opening disposed in fluid communication with the injection nozzle bore and configured to eject the cleaning agent liquid in at least one side fluid ejection path proximal to the terminal fluid ejection path and outwardly and in generally perpendicular relationship to a longitudinal axis of the injection nozzle; and
the shield opening and the injection nozzle bore forming a straight fluid flow path from the container interior to the terminal injection opening and the at least one lateral injection opening; and
wherein the cleaning agent liquid is expelled from the container interior through the shield opening and the injection nozzle bore to the terminal injection opening and the at least one side injection opening, respectively, along the straight fluid flow path responsive to deformation of the container side wall into the container interior and interior surfaces of the shield opening are exposed to the cleaning agent fluid as the cleaning agent fluid flows along the straight fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,792,707

SORTING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A sorting device that sorts a specific material and materials other than the specific material from a target in which the specific material and the materials other than the specific materials are mixed, the sorting device comprising:a transport unit that transports the target in a first direction and causes the target to fly at a tip end of the transport unit;
an identification unit that identifies a composition of the target; and
a plurality of nozzles that are arranged along a flying route of the target and eject pulse air to the specific material that is flying from the transport unit,
wherein each of the plurality of nozzles has a valve that adjusts a flow amount of the pulse air, a pulse air flow path that is connected to the valve, and a pulse air blowing port that is arranged at a tip end of the pulse air flow path,
the pulse air flow path has at least one bent portion,
an adjustment flow path is connected to the bent portion of the pulse air flow path, the bent portion being located between the adjustment flow path and the valve, and
an adjustment member capable of increasing and decreasing a volume of the adjustment flow path is provided in the adjustment flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,792,706

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SINGULATION OF OBJECTS FOR PROCESSING USING OBJECT MOVEMENT REDISTRIBUTION

Berkshire Grey, Inc., Le...

46. A singulation system comprising:a conveying system that includes a conveyor for moving objects to be sorted from a source area of the conveyor along a first direction;
a selection system for selecting certain selected objects for redistribution on the conveyor; and
a movement redistribution system for redistributing the certain selected objects on the conveyor, wherein the certain selected objects vary in one of size, weight, and geometry;
wherein the conveyor includes a plurality of zones of a defined distance;
wherein the movement redistribution system redistributes the certain selected objects on the conveyor by returning the certain selected objects to the source area of the conveyor; andwherein the certain selected objects are returned from one or more of the plurality of zones that include two or more objects to generate a singulated stream of objects that is-provided to an object processing system with at most one object in each of the plurality of zones; andwherein the singulation system further comprises a further conveying system for receiving the singulated stream of objects, a plurality destination areas along the further conveying system, and a plurality of urging members for urging objects on the further conveying system into a movable carriage that is configured to move to any of the plurality of destination areas.

US Pat. No. 10,792,705

AMPLIFIED BALLISTIC SEPARATOR FOR SEPARATING MATERIAL

CP Manufacturing, Inc., ...

1. A ballistic separator for separating material, the separator comprising:a separator bed adapted to contact the material, the bed comprising:
a first agitator with a top surface, the top surface comprising
a conveyor connected to the first agitator;
a crankshaft constructed to impart an oscillating motion to the first agitator and conveyor, wherein the first agitator and conveyor move fixed together relative to the oscillating motion;
wherein the conveyor is constructed to move laterally across the top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,792,704

ELECTROSTATIC TRANSDUCER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Sumitomo Riko Company Lim...

1. An electrostatic transducer, comprising:an electrostatic unit, which comprises:
a first laminate sheet comprising a first electrode sheet formed in a band shape, and two first dielectric sheets formed in a band shape and having a width larger than a width of the first electrode sheet, wherein the two first dielectric sheets are laminated on two surfaces of the first electrode sheet with first ends in a width direction aligned with a first end in a width direction of the first electrode sheet; and
a second laminate sheet comprising a second electrode sheet formed in a band shape, and two second dielectric sheets formed in a band shape and having a width larger than a width of the second electrode sheet, wherein the two second dielectric sheets are laminated on two surfaces of the second electrode sheet with first ends in a width direction aligned with a first end in a width direction of the second electrode sheet,
wherein the electrostatic unit is in a state of being wound into a roll shape from the first laminate sheet and the second laminate sheet, and is flattened into a flat shape,
the first laminate sheet is in a state of being wound into a roll shape and is flattened into a flat shape,
the second laminate sheet is in a state of being laminated on the first laminate sheet and wound into a roll shape together with the first laminate sheet, and is flattened into a flat shape,
the first electrode sheet and the second electrode sheet are offset in the width direction,
the first electrode sheet is exposed on a first end surface in an axial direction of the roll shape, and
the second electrode sheet is exposed on a second end surface in the axial direction of the roll shape.

US Pat. No. 10,792,703

AEROSOL METHOD FOR COATING

NEW MEXICO TECH UNIVERSIT...

1. A method comprising:1) inserting an outlet into a tube, wherein the outlet is connected to a container containing powder particles, wherein the tube is connected to a vacuum pump, wherein the container is connected to a source of a carrier gas, wherein the container is connected to the outlet by a gas line;
2) creating a reduced pressure atmosphere inside the tube using the vacuum pump;
3) transferring the powder particles from the container to the outlet, wherein the carrier gas transfers the powder particles from the container to the outlet by the gas line based on a differential in pressure between the source of the carrier gas and the reduced pressure atmosphere inside the tube; and
4) depositing the powder particles onto an inner surface of the tube via the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,792,701

PIPE COUPLING THERMAL CLEANING AND COATING CURING OVEN AND METHOD

EPCON Industrial Systems,...

1. A system comprising:(a) a platform, generally rectangular and having longitudinal axis;
(b) a plurality of insulated panels attached to the platform and defining sidewalls, a front end wall, a rear end wall, a ceiling, and a bottom of an oven;
(c) a pre-heat zone and a bake zone inside the oven, the pre-heat zone separated from the bake zone by a shared internal vertical oven wall, non-insulated, extending from the front end wall to the rear end wall, and from the bottom to the ceiling of the oven;
(d) one or more pre-heat zone combustion burners and one or more pre-heat zone recirculation blowers positioned in opposite ends of the oven in a pre-heat zone combustion; recirculation chamber positioned in an upper region of the pre-heat zone, and one or more bake zone combustion burners and one or more bake zone recirculation blowers positioned in opposite ends of the oven in a bake zone combustion/recirculation chamber positioned in an upper region of the bake zone;
(e) one or more pre-heat zone heated air supply plenums and one or more bake zone heated air supply plenums, the plenums fluidly connected to respective one or more of the recirculation blowers, the heated air supply plenums comprising direction-adjustable nozzles attached to a bottom panel thereof, the heated air supply plenums positioned to direct heated air through the nozzles and generally downward onto work pieces traversing through the preheat and bake zones;
(f) one or more return air plenums positioned generally vertically in each of the pre-heat and bake zones, the one or more return air plenums each having an air inlet below a level of the bottom panels of the one or more heated air supply plenums and an outlet fluidly connected to respective pre-heat and post bake combustion/recirculation chambers, wherein a minor portion of the return air is exhausted at a rate and amount sufficient to maintain a negative pressure in and near inlet and outlet vestibules of the preheat and bake zones.

US Pat. No. 10,792,700

INCORPORATION OF ADDITIVES INTO PROTECTIVE COATINGS

1. A method for depositing a protective film into which an additive is incorporated onto a substrate, comprising:introducing a precursor material and a first additive in separate quantities into a vaporization chamber and vaporizing the precursor material and the first additive sequentially;
concurrently introducing the vaporized precursor material and the vaporized first additive into a pyrolysis tube of a chemical vapor deposition apparatus by vaporizing a mixture of the precursor material and the first additive, wherein the first additive is an enhancing additive and a UV stabilizer that attenuates ultraviolet radiation, wherein concurrently introducing comprises introducing an unsubstituted parylene dimer or a substituted parylene dimer into the pyrolysis tube along with the vaporized first additive;
subjecting the vaporized precursor material and the vaporized first additive to pyrolysis conditions to create reactive species from the vaporized precursor material;
drawing the reactive species and the first additive or species of the first additive into a deposition chamber of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus;
introducing an atomized second additive into the reactive species at a location downstream from the pyrolysis tube and prior to the deposition chamber, wherein the second additive is homogeneously dispersed throughout the reactive species, wherein the second additive is a contrasting additive;
enabling the reactive species and the first additive or species of the first additive and the second additive to deposit onto at least one substrate within the deposition chamber, with the reactive species polymerizing to form the protective film on the substrate and the first and second additive being incorporated into the protective film, wherein a feature of the at least one substrate is exposed laterally beyond a periphery of the protective film, wherein a color of the second additive differs in color from the feature; and
determining a thickness of the protective film based on an intensity of a color of the second additive in the protective coating.

US Pat. No. 10,792,699

CURTAIN COATING DEVICE AND CURTAIN COATING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A curtain coating device, comprising:a curtain coating member that creates a curtain film of a coating liquid and that makes the curtain film flow down;
a conveyer that conveys a base material to which the curtain film is to be applied;
a separator that includes a receiving portion inclined downward from inside to outside in a width direction of the curtain film, and the separator separating an end portion of the curtain film having flowed down by receiving the end portion with the receiving portion above the base material; and
a base material support that is disposed below the base material and inside in the width direction of the curtain film of the receiving portion of the separator, and that supports the base material on an upper side flat portion of the base material support while the base material is being conveyed, the base material support being non-rotatable.

US Pat. No. 10,792,698

HEATED EPOXY CARTRIDGES

1. A portable cartridge for containing and handheld dispensing a two-part epoxy material, comprising:two tubular compartments for containing each of the two epoxy components;
proportional dispenser spouts positioned at an end of each of the tubular compartments; and
a heating element disposed integral to an outer surface of the tubular compartments, said heating element maintaining said epoxy components within said tubular compartments between 150 degrees and 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

US Pat. No. 10,792,697

DRIPPAGE PREVENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A drippage prevention system comprising:a first automatic control valve (ACV), an input of the first ACV being fluidically connected to a fluid-source of fluid to be dispensed, the first ACV having positions ranging from fully closed to fully open;
a second ACV, an input of the second ACV being fluidically connected to an output of the first ACV, and an output of the second ACV being fluidically connected to a nozzle, the second ACV having positions ranging from fully closed to fully open;
a proxy sensor configured to generate a proxy signal representing an indirect measure of a position of the first ACV; and
a controller electrically connected to the first and second ACVs and electrically connected to the proxy sensor, the controller being configured to cause the second ACV to close based on the proxy signal and thereby stop flow of liquid to the nozzle, wherein closing the second ACV reduces a volume of the drippage prevention system downstream of the first ACV.

US Pat. No. 10,792,696

DOCTOR-BAR ADJUSTING MECHANISM FOR COATER AND COATER

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A doctor-bar adjusting mechanism for a coater with a body frame and a supporting plate, comprising:a base bracket, an upper plate and a lower plate secured to the base bracket at two ends thereof, a side of a doctor-bar sandwiched between the upper plate and the lower plate, and another side of the doctor-bar close to a surface of a roller of the coater; and
the upper plate further comprising an adjusting plate on an upper side thereof, the adjusting plate secured to the base bracket at two ends thereof and comprising a plurality of adjusting bolts thereon adapted for adjusting a spacing between the adjusting plate and the upper plate;
wherein the upper plate and the lower plate are secured to each other via a set bolt;
wherein the adjusting bolts are disposed penetratingly on the adjusting plate a top end of the adjusting bolts is against the upper side of the upper plate, and the set bolt is located closer to the surface of the roller than adjusting bolts;
wherein the adjusting plate has a first end near the roller;
wherein the adjusting bolts are configured for being screwed in to make the top end of the adjusting bolts press against the upper side of the upper plate such that the upper plate bends downwardly and the another side of the doctor-bar is more close to the surface of the roller and meanwhile the first end of the adjusting plate moves away from the set bolt, and the upper plate configured for being loosened to make the doctor-bar move away from the surface of the roller.

US Pat. No. 10,792,695

SUBSTANCE DISPENSING SYSTEM

Rooftop Research, LLC, N...

1. A substance dispensing system, comprising a drive system including a valve having a variable pressure setting, the valve operable between a closed position in which the drive system moves a fluid to an actuation member via a supply line thereby actuating the actuation member and an open position in which the drive system recirculates the fluid to a reservoir via a relief line thereby relieving the fluid moved to the actuation member and stopping movement of the actuation member, wherein the valve automatically transitions to the open position when a pressure of the drive system reaches the variable pressure setting, wherein the valve is a pressure relief valve, and wherein the drive system includes a hydraulic pump in communication with the valve; and a substance containment system in communication with the actuation member of the drive system, the substance containment system comprising a container having a deformable wall and defining a container interior adapted to hold a substance.

US Pat. No. 10,792,694

CONDENSATION APPARATUS

PARTICLE MEASURING SYSTEM...

1. An apparatus for increasing the effective size of gas-entrained particles in a particle detector, the apparatus comprising:an evaporation chamber;
a heating element and a porous support each of which is disposed within the evaporation chamber, the porous support carrying thereon a working fluid and the heating element configured to vaporize the working fluid to form vapor within the evaporation chamber;
wherein the porous support surrounds the heating element; a working fluid reservoir disposed in the evaporation chamber, the working fluid reservoir being configured to hold a working fluid, wherein the porous support includes a portion which extends into the working fluid reservoir;
a condenser in fluid communication with the evaporation chamber for receiving said vapor; the condenser having an outlet for connection to a panicle detector; and an inlet in fluid communication with the condenser for receiving a stream of sample gas containing gas-entrained particles; the apparatus being configured so that condensation of the vapor onto the gas-entrained particles in the sample gas takes place in the condenser to increase the size of the particles for detection by a particle detector.

US Pat. No. 10,792,693

ULTRASONIC APPLICATORS WITH UV LIGHT SOURCES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

16. A method of controlling application of coating material onto a vehicle comprising:flowing paint into an ultrasonic atomization material applicator comprising at least one array with an array plate having a plurality of micro-applicators and a plurality of ultraviolet (UV) light sources positioned adjacent the plurality of micro-applicators, wherein each of the micro-applicators has a material inlet, a reservoir containing the paint, and a micro-applicator plate with a plurality of apertures in mechanical communication with at least one transducer;
ejecting paint from each of the plurality of micro-applicators by ultrasonically vibrating each of the micro-applicator plates with the at least one transducer such that the paint in each of the reservoirs is elected through each of the plurality of apertures and forms atomized droplets; and
irradiating the atomized droplets with UV light from the plurality of UV light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,792,692

ULTRASONIC HUMIDIFIER

MIRO CO. LTD., Incheon (...

1. An ultrasonic humidifier comprising:a water bottle accommodating water capable of generating humidification;
a water bottle lid covering an upper opening surface of the water bottle and including a humidification outlet for discharging the humidification;
an ultrasonic humidification generating module floating submersibly in the water accommodated in the water bottle and generating humidifying particles by using ultrasonic waves; and
a humidification discharging fan directly and indirectly discharging the humidifying particles to the outside by controlling an air flow in the water bottle,
wherein the ultrasonic humidification generating module includes a buoyancy object, an ultrasonic vibration unit, a sensor, and a control unit, wherein the sensor installed on top of the buoyancy object is configured to sense water that moves to an inlet portion of an inflow groove along the top of the buoyancy object, and
wherein the control unit drives an ultrasonic vibration unit when the control unit receives a sensed signal from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,792,691

LIQUID ATOMIZATION CIRCUIT AND DEVICE USING THE SAME

HCMED INNOVATIONS CO., LT...

1. A liquid atomization circuit for controlling a spray module that atomizes liquids, the liquid atomization circuit comprising:a driving unit that outputs a driving voltage so as to drive the spray module; and
a control unit coupled to the driving unit, the control unit being configured to control the driving unit so that the driving unit outputs the output voltage,
wherein the spray module includes a first lead and a second lead, the first lead being directly coupled to the driving unit, the second lead being directly coupled to the control unit, and the control unit outputting a predetermined voltage to the spray module;
wherein when the driving voltage is greater than the predetermined voltage, the spray module performs a direct electrolysis process; when the driving voltage is smaller than the predetermined voltage, the spray module performs a reverse electrolysis process, wherein in the direct electrolysis process, the liquids are electrolyzed into cations and anions, the cation moving towards a second electrode of the spray module, the anions moving towards a first electrode of the spray module, and wherein in the reverse electrolysis process, the liquids are electrolyzed into cations and anions, the cations moving towards the first electrode, the anions moving towards the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,792,690

ATOMISATION APPARATUS USING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE GENERATION

RMIT UNIVERSITY, Melbour...

1. An apparatus for atomising liquid, including a piezoelectric substrate having a working surface, and a peripheral edge extending along a side of the working surface, an interdigital transducer located on the working surface for generating surface acoustic waves (SAW) in the working surface, and a liquid delivery arrangement including the liquid and a porous member for supplying the liquid to be atomised, wherein the porous member is in contact with the peripheral edge of the piezoelectric substrate and positioned relative to the peripheral edge such that an upper surface of the porous member is spaced a non-zero distance from the working surface equal to or less than a thickness of a boundary layer defined in a layer of the liquid formed over the working surface from the liquid drawn from the porous member by the SAW, the boundary layer being located immediately adjacent to the working surface.

US Pat. No. 10,792,689

COMBINED SPRAY AND VACUUM NOZZLE

Nylok LLC, Macomb, MI (U...

1. A nozzle comprising:a. a nozzle housing comprising a sidewall containing a powder supply passage and a vacuum withdrawal passage, the powder supply passage and the vacuum withdrawal passage each having a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axes being parallel to one another substantially along an entire length of the nozzle housing and spaced from one another in a direction transverse to a length of the nozzle housing, wherein the powder supply passage and the vacuum withdrawal passage are arranged in a side-by-side relationship immediately adjacent one another substantially along an entire length of the nozzle housing, and wherein the nozzle housing further includes a dividing wall between the powder supply passage and the vacuum withdrawal passage, the dividing wall having a constant width through the nozzle housing;
b. said nozzle housing having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, said distal end portion having a window in the sidewall and featuring a spray port in communication with the powder supply passage defined between a distal end of the dividing wall and a first portion of the window and a vacuum port in communication with the vacuum withdrawal passage defined between the distal end of the dividing wall and a second portion of the window, with the spray port positioned adjacent to the vacuum port; and
c. said proximal end portion of said nozzle housing adapted to communicate with a source of aspirated powder and a vacuum source so that the powder supply passage communicates with the source of aspirated powder and the vacuum withdrawal passage communicates with the vacuum source,
wherein the powder supply passage, the vacuum withdrawal passage and the dividing wall between the powder supply passage and the vacuum withdrawal passage are parallel and wherein each includes a curved top end portion through the nozzle housing,
wherein the distal end of the dividing wall is disposed at a position between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion of the nozzle housing such that the powder supply passage and the vacuum withdrawal passage are in communication with one another between the distal end of the dividing wall and the distal end of the nozzle housing, and
wherein the dividing wall has a length and is formed continuously along its length, and the dividing wall is connected to the sidewall and fixed against movement relative to the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,792,688

VACUUM EVAPORATION DEVICE AND SYSTEM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A vacuum evaporation device, comprising:a material container and a recycling structure, wherein
a nozzle is arranged on an upper end surface of the material container; the recycling structure is arranged around the nozzle; the recycling structure is configured to receive material when the material sprayed from the nozzle is fallen down;
wherein the recycling structure comprises an angle plate around the nozzle; the angle plate is perpendicular to the upper end surface of the material container; a baffle is arranged at an inner side of an upper end of the angle plate;
wherein at least two recycling plates are arranged on the inner wall of the angle plate, one end of each recycling plate is connected to the inner wall of the angle plate, the other end of the at least two recycling plates and the inner end of the baffle are in a line at one side of the at least two recycling plates, and opening areas of the at least two recycling plates are increased gradually in a direction away from the nozzle;
wherein each recycling plate is an upswept curved plate, and a protrusion direction of each upswept curved plate is toward the upper end surface; and
wherein the baffle inclines downward and extends towards the nozzle; and an orthographic projection of the baffle and an orthographic projection of the nozzle on the upper end surface are not overlapped.

US Pat. No. 10,792,687

SELF-PROPELLED SPRAYER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A self-propelled sprayer comprising:a chassis;
an operator cab supported by the chassis;
a Human Machine Interface (HMI) provided in the operator cab;
first and second fluid tanks supported by the chassis;
a wing boom supported by the chassis and having a plurality of spray nozzle assemblies coupled to the first and second fluid tanks via distribution lines for receiving first and second fluids from the first and second fluid tanks, each spray nozzle assembly including a mixing chamber for mixing the first and second fluids and providing a mixed fluid, an outlet for discharging the mixed fluid, and a spray nozzle electronically controlled valve for controlling a flow of the mixed fluid between the mixing chamber and the outlet;
a plurality of first electronically controlled valves connected to the plurality of spray nozzle assemblies, each first electronically controlled valve metering a flow of the first fluid to the mixing chamber of a corresponding spray nozzle assembly;
a plurality of second electronically controlled valves connected to the plurality of spray nozzle assemblies, each second electronically controlled valve metering a flow of the second fluid to the mixing chamber of the corresponding spray nozzle assembly;
a plurality of microphones, each microphone being positioned proximal to the outlet of the corresponding spray nozzle assembly and being configured to communicate acoustic data corresponding to a discharge of fluid at the outlet;
a data structure holding calibration measurements corresponding to discharges of fluid at outlets of the plurality of spray nozzle assemblies, the calibration measurements being derived from acoustic data provided by the plurality of microphones; and
a controller in communication with the plurality of microphones, the data structure, the spray nozzle electronically controlled valves, the plurality of first electronically controlled valves, and the plurality of second electronically controlled valves, the controller being configured to:
receive flow measurements corresponding to discharges of fluid at the outlets, the flow measurements being derived from acoustic data provided by the plurality of microphones, and to compare the flow measurements to the calibration measurements to determine errors;
for each spray nozzle assembly, adjust one or more of the spray nozzle electronically controlled valve of the spray nozzle assembly to control the flow of the mixed fluid between the mixing chamber and the outlet of the spray nozzle assembly, the first electronically controlled valve connected to the spray nozzle assembly to control the metering of the first fluid to the mixing chamber of the spray nozzle assembly, and the second electronically controlled valve connected to the spray nozzle assembly to control the metering of the second fluid to the mixing chamber of the spray nozzle assembly according to the errors.

US Pat. No. 10,792,686

HYDRO-CLEANING SYSTEM FOR A WC

CAESAR SRL, Carrara (IT)...

1. A hydro-cleaning system in particular apt to the cleaning of a WC, comprising a jet device comprising:a hollow cylindrical body, configured to contain a liquid;
a nozzle, removably connected or connectable to a first terminal end of hollow cylindrical body;
a piston, associated with the hollow cylindrical body, comprising a driving rod, configured to slide according to a translation movement, integral to a plunger, said plunger being movable in an approaching or distancing translational movement from the first terminal end of the hollow cylindrical body, wherein the approaching movement causes a liquid emission phase from said nozzle, and wherein a first chamber and a second chamber of the hollow cylindrical body, is defined by the plunger and the first terminal end of the hollow cylindrical body and a second terminal end thereof, respectively;
a first unidirectional valve, removably connected or connectable to said nozzle and oriented so as to allow the emission of the liquid from the hollow cylindrical body and to prevent the inlet of the liquid into the hollow cylindrical body;
a bottom removably connected or connectable to the hollow cylindrical body at the second terminal end of the hollow cylindrical body, having a hole with guiding members, configured to allow a sliding of the driving rod;
a return elastic member configured to withdraw the piston to a position of maximum distance from the first terminal end;
a reversible locking mechanism of the piston with respect to said hollow cylindrical body, comprising a magnetic locking system; and
a releasing system for the reversible locking mechanism,wherein the magnetic locking system comprises one or more magnets placed near the bottom, and a corresponding attraction member positioned at a first end of the rod opposite to the plunger configured to be attracted by the one or more magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,792,685

LIQUID SUPPLY FOR AN ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICE

FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V., ...

1. An electronic smoking device, comprising,a housing having an inlet and an outlet;
a liquid supply, a vaporizer, and control electronics electrically connected with the vaporizer;wherein the liquid supply comprises:a liquid reservoir to hold liquid, the liquid reservoir having outlet port for delivering liquid to the vaporizer;
a buffering channel connecting into the liquid reservoir via a buffering channel opening a port;
a vent opening at a first end of the buffering channel; and
a sealing member within the buffering channel between the buffering channel opening and the vent opening, with the sealing member forming a seal within the buffering channel and with the sealing member movable within the buffering channel to compensate for pressure changes in the liquid reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,792,684

SYSTEM HAVING FRANGIBLE BRIDGES

1. An attached device for a threaded neck of a container, the attached device comprising a first ring provided with a screwthread that enables the first ring to be screwed onto a threaded neck of a container and a second ring, constrained to rotate in either direction with the first ring with the aid of at least one coupling member separate from at least one of said first ring and said second rings and that comprises at least one coupling zone with the at least one of said first ring and said second ring, from which said at least one coupling member is separate,wherein the coupling member comprises at least one rupture zone separate from said coupling zone, designed to break from a threshold rotation torque applied between said first and second rings when a certain torque is applied to the second ring during screwing of the attached device onto the threaded neck of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,792,683

PAINT SPRAYING APPARATUS FOR STABILIZER, COATING INSTALLATION, AND COATING METHOD

NHK SPRING CO., LTD., Ka...

6. A coating method comprising:carrying a stabilizer in a suspended state by hanging one eye portion of eye portions on both ends of the stabilizer on a hook of a hanger;
spraying charged powder paint on a whole of the stabilizer suspended by the hanger, thereby making the powder paint adhere to the whole of the stabilizer at a first thickness;
exfoliating the powder paint adhering to the eye portions by an air blow;
spraying the powder paint toward the eye portion on a lower side by lower nozzles arranged at positions corresponding to the lower eye portion of the stabilizer, thereby making the powder paint adhere to the lower eye portion at a second thickness less than the first thickness;
spraying the powder paint toward the eye portion on an upper side by upper nozzles arranged at positions corresponding to the upper eye portion of the stabilizer, thereby making the powder paint adhere to the upper eye portion at the second thickness; and
heating the powder paint adhering to the stabilizer and baking the powder paint on a surface of the stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,792,682

METAL MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING MECHANICAL OSCILLATION

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a welding tool configured to receive a welding wire from a wire feeder, to receive welding power from a power source, and to supply the welding wire to a workpiece during a welding process; and
a mechanical oscillation system configured to mechanically oscillate a structural component toward and away from the workpiece, wherein the structural component is external to the wire feeder and the power source.

US Pat. No. 10,792,680

MODIFIED SPRAY HEAD

RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS...

1. An outlet head configured for use with a spray material container containing a spray material and a propellant, the outlet head comprising:an inlet section having an opening configured to receive a valve stem of the spray material container, said opening forming a first end of a fluid channel for receiving the spray material from the spray material container; and
an outlet section adapted to eject the spray material and forming a second end of the fluid channel for ejecting the spray material therefrom;
an end-cap surrounding the second end of the fluid channel and wherein at least a portion of a front face of the end cap has grooves that provide a wicking effect to any spray material remaining on the front face of the end-cap, subsequent to ejection of the spray material from the second end of the fluid channel and,
a droplet rib positioned directly below the outlet section, the droplet rib spanning from a rear of the end-cap to the inlet section whereby, droplets of spray material forming on a bottom of the end-cap are drawn down the droplet rib to the inlet section.

US Pat. No. 10,792,679

COATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A coating system comprising:a support fixture sized to be partially inserted into one or more openings of a component; and
a spray nozzle segment device comprising a housing configured to receive a slurry, the housing comprising an inlet configured to receive the slurry and plural delivery nozzles, wherein the slurry is configured to be concurrently directed onto plural surfaces of the component via the plural delivery nozzles as a coating, the spray nozzle segment device configured to be disposed radially outward of a central axis of the component and shaped to extend circumferentially about at least part of the central axis of the component,
wherein the spray nozzle segment device is configured to be operably coupled with the support fixture such that the support fixture maintains a position of the spray nozzle segment device within the component, wherein the spray nozzle segment device is configured to remain stationary in the position while the slurry is configured to be concurrently directed onto the plural surfaces of the component via the plural delivery nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,792,677

CYCLONE WITH GUIDE VANES

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A cyclone for the separation of solid particles and/or at least one liquid from a fluid, comprising a housing, an inlet opening for introducing the fluid together with the solid particles and/or the at least one liquid into the housing, a discharge port for the solid particles and/or the at least one liquid, a dip tube for discharging the fluid from the housing, and at least two guide vanes, each with a geometrical form with at least three corners e1, e2, e3 and each guide vane being directly or indirectly fixed to the housing with at least one corner e3 at a fixing point, whereby an area a is defined as the cross-sectional area of the housing intersecting the fixed corners e3, whereby each guide vane shows at least two corners e1 and e2 which are not fixed to the housing, whereby the first corner e1 has a distance d1 and the second corner e2 has a distance d2, and whereby dl1.25×L1, wherein the geometric form features at least four corners e1, e2, e3 and e4, whereby two corners e3 and e4 are fixed directly or indirectly, and wherein the geometric form is a trapezoid and the connection between the two corners e1 and e2 is one of the trapezoid's parallel sides.

US Pat. No. 10,792,676

SUCTION DEVICE AND DRIVE DEVICE

NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A suction device comprising:a suction port duct having a suction port;
a connection duct connected to the suction port duct; and
a suction duct connected to the connection duct, wherein the suction duct extends along and surrounds a revolution axis so that the revolution axis is inside the suction duct and the suction duct is configured to rotate about the revolution axis, and wherein
the connection duct extends away from the revolution axis; and wherein
the suction port duct is disposed at a position offset from the revolution axis; and wherein
in response to the suction duct rotating about the revolution axis, the connection duct, the suction port duct, and the suction port revolve around the revolution axis, and wherein
the suction port is configured to suck a fluid from outside the suction device into the suction device.

US Pat. No. 10,792,675

MODULAR CENTRIFUGE DEVICES AND METHODS

Sisu Global Health, Inc.,...

1. A centrifuge device for separating fluid samples, comprising:a base;
a housing coupled to a top portion of the base;
a rotatable sample carrier having a holder configured to securably hold a sample container, the rotatable sample carrier being enclosed in the base;
a power transfer assembly comprising:
an input shaft coupled to the rotatable sample carrier such that the rotatable sample carrier is configured to rotate in unison with the input shaft,
a manual power source, and
an electric power source; and
a handle coupled to the input shaft, wherein the handle is configured to be toggled between a first position in which the input shaft is engaged with the manual power source to rotate the rotatable sample carrier and a second position in which the input shaft is engaged with the electric power source to rotate the rotatable sample carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,792,674

PRECIPITATION TUBE BUNDLE FOR A WET ELECTROSTATIC FILTER AND WET ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATOR

Steuler Korrosionsschutz ...

1. A precipitation tube bundle for a wet electrostatic filter, in particular for the separation of any one or combination of dusts, gases, and aerosols from exhaust gases, comprising:a plurality of precipitation tubes; and
a support structure which supports the precipitation tubes and combines them in a bundle and which has at least one insertion recess into which at least one of the precipitation tubes is introduced,
wherein the precipitation tube bundle is a modular tube bundle system in which the precipitation tubes are detachably held on the support structure by fastening mechanisms, and
wherein the fastening mechanisms are engaged by rotating the precipitation tubes relative to the support structure,
wherein the fastening mechanisms comprise at least one connection element and at least one counter element,
wherein the at least one connection element is molded or pre-fitted on the at least one of the precipitation tubes, and
wherein the at least one counter element is molded or pre-fitted on the support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,792,673

ELECTROSTATIC AIR CLEANER

AGENTIS AIR LLC

1. An electrostatic air cleaner comprising:an ionizing stage including a first electrode array located in an airflow path and arranged to be air penetrable and a second electrode array at an electrical potential of ground to 12 volts, arranged to be air penetrable located in said airflow path upstream from said first electrode array, wherein said first electrode array includes one or more ion emitting members;
a precipitation stage located in said airflow path downstream of said ionizing stage and having at least a collecting electrode array; and
a high voltage power supply connected between said first electrode array and said second electrode array having an output electrical potential between a corona onset voltage and a breakdown voltage of said first electrode array and said second electrode array.

US Pat. No. 10,792,672

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING THERMOPLASTIC PLASTIC HAVING A BLOWING DEVICE FOR A CONVEYING SCREW

Next Generation Recycling...

1. A device for processing thermoplastic plastic, comprising:a storage container for receiving pieces of plastic particles or a conveying line for conveying the pieces of plastic particles;
a transfer opening;
a conveying screw connected to the storage container or the conveying line at the transfer opening;
an extruder connected to the conveying screw;
a drive for the extruder;
at least one air outlet situated opposite the transfer opening and configurable to direct an air stream emerging from the at least one air outlet toward the transfer opening;
a load recorder configured to record a load on the drive for the extruder;
influencing means for influencing the air stream emerging from the at least one air outlet comprising a valve, a slider or a flap; and
a control unit connected to the load recorder and the influencing means.

US Pat. No. 10,792,671

OBJECT DISASSEMBLING APPARATUS

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. An object disassembling apparatus that shatters an object by a pulsed discharge, the disassembling apparatus comprising:a container that can be filled with a liquid;
an anode that is disposed within the container;
a cathode that is disposed within the container such that the object can be placed so as to straddle the anode and the cathode; and
a pulsed power supply that applies voltage pulse between the anode and the cathode of 150 kV or greater or less than or equal to 500 kV at least one intermediate electrode that is disposed between the anode and the cathode so as to float electrically, wherein the object can be placed so as to straddle the anode and the intermediate electrode or the cathode and the intermediate electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,792,670

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FRAGMENTING AND/OR WEAKENING POURABLE MATERIAL BY MEANS OF HIGH-VOLTAGE DISCHARGE

selFrag AG, Kerzers (CH)...

1. A method for fragmenting and/or weakening of material by high-voltage discharges, comprising:a) providing a high-voltage electrode assembly assigned to a high-voltage generator configured to charge the high-voltage electrode assembly with high-voltage pulses;
b) guiding a material flow of material, immersed in a process liquid, past the high-voltage electrode assembly; and
c) producing high-voltage discharges through the material flow during the guiding of the material flow past the high-voltage electrode assembly, the high-voltage discharges through the material flow produced by charging the high-voltage electrode assembly with high-voltage pulses,
wherein a zone of the material flow in which the high-voltage discharges through the material of the material flow are produced is laterally delimited in a material flow direction by unmoved zones of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,792,669

COUNTER-IMPACT JET MILLING MECHANISM AND JET MILL USING THE SAME

Wenhu Zong, Shanghai (CN...

1. A counter-impact jet milling mechanism, comprising:a substantially cylindrical housing having opposite sides, and an inner wall connecting the sides, a material inlet and a material outlet are formed in the housing;
an impeller with a plurality of rotating members is mounted for rotation in the housing, each rotating member has multiple negative pressure blades formed thereon for producing multiple negative pressure zones between the negative pressure blades and multiple positive pressure blades formed thereon for producing multiple positive pressure zones between the positive pressure blades, the pressure blades define at least four grinding areas each distributed circumferentially about the rotating member;
a channel is formed between each of the grinding areas and the inner wall of the housing; and
a through path formed at opposite ends of each of the channels, connects respectively, a negative pressure zone and a positive pressure zone; wherein
each of the negative pressure blades and each of the positive pressure blades has a straight portion and an arcuate portion, and upon rotation of the impeller, the arcuate portions of the pressure blades divert material-containing air to flow into and out of corresponding grinding areas sequentially in one direction by way of a corresponding negative pressure zone and in another direction by way of a corresponding positive pressure zone to define a two-phase flow.

US Pat. No. 10,792,668

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING GERMANIUM FROM OPTIC FIBERS

NET Recycling, LLC, Wilm...

1. A method for processing one or more strands of optic fiber having an outer cladding and an inner core to expose a germanium containing product comprising:providing at least one wheel operably connected to a motor capable of rotating the wheel and at least one other surface;
crushing the one or more strands of optic fiber between the at least one wheel and the at least one other surface; and
applying enough crushing force with the at least one wheel to crush the one or more strands of optic fiber to the point at which the inner core is crushed to a powder containing germanium thereby separating the outer cladding and the inner core.

US Pat. No. 10,792,667

DISPOSABLE WASTE SYSTEM FOR PAPER SHREDDER

1. A paper shredder with a disposable waste container comprising:an enclosure comprising:
in an upper region of the enclosure a shredding mechanism with an input for paper to be shredded and an output delivering shredded paper fragments at an elongated exit zone;
in a lower region of the enclosure a disposable container having at least one slot-shaped opening for receiving shredded paper fragments; and
disposed between the upper and the lower regions, a roller plate including a retainer-slot and a pair of counter-rotating rollers that accept the paper fragments from the exit zone, compact the paper fragments and deliver the compacted paper fragments into the at least one slot-shaped opening; wherein the container operationally engages the retainer-slot.

US Pat. No. 10,792,666

COMBINED MULCHER AND CHIPPER ATTACHMENT

1. A mulching and chipping attachment for a machine, the mulching and chipping attachment comprising:a deck including a top plate having an upper surface and an opposing lower surface;
a cutting disk rotatably attached to the deck adjacent to the lower surface of the top plate, and including a top surface facing the lower surface of the top plate, and an opposing bottom surface positioned for engaging vegetation disposed on a ground surface;
wherein the top plate includes an opening exposing the top surface of the cutting disk;
a guide chute attached to the deck and operable to guide a log through the opening in the top plate for engaging the top surface of the cutting disk;
wherein the guide chute includes an anvil that extends downwardly from the top plate toward the top surface of the cutting disk to define a chip cutting height and
wherein the anvil is selectively repositionable relative to the cutting disk to adjust the chip cutting height.

US Pat. No. 10,792,665

AGITATOR BALL MILL

Willy A. Bachofen AG, Mu...

1. Agitator ball millhaving a horizontally arranged grinding vessel
which encloses a cylindrical grinding chamber bounded by a wall of the grinding vessel and by a grinding chamber inner boundary,
with a grinding material feed leading into the cylindrical grinding chamber at one end, and
with a grinding material outlet leading out of the cylindrical grinding chamber at the other end, having a grinding material/grinding bodies separating device arranged upstream thereof,
having an agitator arranged in the cylindrical grinding chamber, that has
an agitating shaft having a central longitudinal axis and
agitating discs mounted to the agitating shaft in a torque-proof manner and spaced from one another by a distance,
wherein two adjacently arranged agitating discs of the agitating discs mounted to the agitating shaft are bounding a grinding cell, respectively,
wherein each of the agitating discs mounted to the agitating shaft comprises openings connecting the adjacent grinding cells, and
wherein—with respect to the central longitudinal axis—the agitating discs have a radial extension R18 from the grinding chamber inner boundary to a radially outer edge of the agitating discs,
wherein the openings are embodied as grinding material passage openings and are arranged only in the immediate proximity of the grinding chamber inner boundary, wherein the grinding material passage openings have a radially outer boundary, respectively, that has a distance R28 from the grinding chamber inner boundary in a radial direction of the agitating disc,
wherein for a ratio of the distance R28 of the radially outer boundary of the grinding material passage openings to the radial extension R18 of the agitating discs the following condition applies: 0.05·R18?R28?0.25·R18,
and wherein the agitating discs are otherwise closed.

US Pat. No. 10,792,664

IMPACT BAR

KEESTRACK N.V., Munsterb...

1. An impact bar for installation in an axis-parallel impact bar mount of a rotor of an impact crusher, said impact bar defining within a Cartesian coordinate system a longitudinal axis which extends in z direction in parallel relation to the impact bar mount in an installation position, a vertical axis which extends in y direction and is directed towards a radial head face of the impact bar, and a transverse axis which extends in x direction and is directed towards a length side of the impact bar, said length side of the impact bar having end faces, said impact bar comprising:front-side and backside holding regions between the end faces; and
longitudinal ribs projecting beyond the end faces, each of the front-side and backside holding regions being bordered by two of the longitudinal ribs, said longitudinal ribs being arranged as mirror images in relation to an y-z plane and an x-z plane and having a trapezoidal cross section to define a base and a topside at a distance to the base, with the base having a width which is greater than a width of the topside, said longitudinal ribs having each an inner inclined flank and an outer flank, with the inner and outer flanks extending between the base and the topside and with the inner flank extending at a flank angle of 20° to 27° in relation to the x direction and configured such that only the inner flank is supportable in the installation position for transmission of a force into the impact bar mount at the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,792,663

MULTI-BLADE HAMMER ASSEMBLY

WEST SALEM MACHINERY COMP...

1. A tool holder for use in a grinder/shredder/hammer mill type machine comprising:a tool holder body;
the tool holder body having machined recesses in the form of a slot or shoulder for retaining one or more blades;
two or more blades secured to the tool body;
the blades having a corresponding slot or shoulder located approximately on the center of each blade corresponds to a retaining block that is secured to the tool holder and retains the blades in a fixed position;
a single bolt; and
a washer.

US Pat. No. 10,792,662

LOW-TEMPERATURE AUTOMATED STORAGE FOR LABORATORY SAMPLES WITH AUTOMATED ACCESS

LICONIC AG, Mauren (LI)

1. An automated low-temperature storage for storing laboratory samples, the storage comprising:a storage zone structured and arranged for storing the samples that is maintainable at a first temperature below ?20° C.;
a handling zone located above the storage zone that is maintainable at a second temperature above the first temperature and below 0° C.;
a chamber laterally adjacent to the storage zone and to the handling zone for storing the samples at a third temperature that is higher than the first temperature and below 0° C.;
a vertical wall separating said chamber from said handling zone and said storage zone, wherein a first opening is arranged in said vertical wall and connects the handling zone and the chamber; and
an automated transport device being arranged at least partially in the handling zone and being structured and arranged to move the samples between the storage zone, the handling zone, and the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,792,661

ARRAY PLATES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

CURIOX BIOSYSTEMS PTE LTD...

1. A device, comprising:a first structure including a sheet layer with a plurality of discrete through-holes, wherein the sheet layer has a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface; and
a second structure coupled to the first structure, wherein:
the second surface of the sheet layer is embedded in the second structure;
a top portion of the sheet layer, including a portion of the first surface of the sheet layer, includes fluorocarbon;
the second structure includes a material of a higher surface energy and a lower glass transition temperature than the top portion of the sheet layer;
the second structure extends at least partially into the plurality of discrete through-holes of the first structure;
the second structure includes a base layer and a plurality of protrusions that is integrated with, and extends from, the base layer;
each of the base layer and the plurality of protrusions of the second structure includes the material of the higher surface energy and the lower glass transition temperature than the top portion of the sheet layer; and
the plurality of protrusions of the second structure mates with the plurality of discrete through-holes of the first structure so that a respective protrusion of the plurality of protrusions extends at least partially into a corresponding discrete through-hole of the plurality of discrete through-holes of the first structure,
wherein the respective protrusion has a length that matches a depth of the corresponding discrete through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,792,660

LEIDENFROST DROPLET MICROFLUIDICS

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A microfluidic device, comprising:a solid structure having a patterned surface, the patterned surface including at least a first patterned region having a first Leidenfrost temperature with respect to a fluid material and a second patterned region having a second Leidenfrost temperature with respect to the fluid material, the first patterned region being adjacent to the second patterned region and forming a Leidenfrost energy barrier between the first patterned region and the second patterned region, the first patterned region defining a path of travel over which a droplet of the fluid material is configured to travel in a Leidenfrost state, and wherein the Leidenfrost energy barrier between the first patterned region and the second patterned region controls or constrains the path of travel to the first patterned region.

US Pat. No. 10,792,659

DROPLET-GENERATING MICROFLUIDIC CHIPS AND RELATED METHODS

Pattern Bioscience, Inc.,...

1. A microfluidic chip including first and second pieces that cooperate to define a microfluidic circuit that comprises:an inlet port;
a droplet-generating region including:
a constriction section configured to receive liquid from the inlet port, the constriction section having a transverse dimension; and
an expansion region having:
a constant portion extending from the constriction section, the constant portion having a length and a substantially constant transverse dimension along the length of the constant portion, measured parallel to the transverse dimension of the constriction section, that is larger than the transverse dimension of the constriction section; and
an expanding portion defining a ramp extending from the constant portion, the ramp:
being defined by:
 a surface that is inclined relative to the length of the constant portion; or
 at least three steps;
having a slope of between 10 and 80 degrees, measured relative to the length of the constant portion; and
oriented such that the expanding portion has an increasing transverse dimension along the length of the expanding portion, measured parallel to the transverse dimension of the constant portion, that increases from the transverse dimension of the constant portion to a value that is larger than the transverse dimension of the constant portion; and
a test volume configured to receive droplets from the droplet-generating region;
wherein the first piece defines:
a first surface of the constriction section;
a first surface of the constant portion that is coplanar with the first surface of the constriction section; and
the ramp; and
wherein the second piece defines:
a second surface of the constriction section that is opposite to the first surface of the constriction section; and
a second surface of the constant portion that is opposite to the first surface of the constant portion, the second surface of the constant portion being parallel to and offset from the second surface of the constriction section.

US Pat. No. 10,792,657

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES HAVING TOP AND BOTTOM LAYERS OF GRAPHENE AND A MIDDLE LAYER WITH A PATTERNED CAVITY

University of Massachuset...

1. A microfluidic device, comprising:a top layer comprising a top support layer and one or more top layer(s) of graphene,
a bottom layer comprising a bottom support layer and one or more bottom layer(s) of graphene, and
a middle layer sandwiched between the top layer and the bottom layer having a patterned cavity defining a sample holding chamber,
wherein
the top layer exhibits an optically clear top window area comprising at least a portion of the top layer(s) of graphene, and
the bottom layer exhibits an optically clear bottom window area comprising at least a portion of the bottom layer(s) of graphene,
wherein
each of the top and bottom support layers comprises a thermoplastic material selected from polyester, cyclic olefin copolymer, polycarbonate and acrylic, and
the middle layer comprises a cyclic olefin copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,792,656

NON-DISPLASIVE PIPETTE

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A non-displasive pipette configured for connection to a tip having prepackaged fluid therein, the tip having a generally conical configuration, a first end defining an orifice, an enlarged second end defining an opening and an inner surface defining a passageway between the orifice and the opening, comprising:a body including a tubular wall having:
a first end and a second end receivable in the opening in the second end of the tip;
an inner surface extending between the first and second end of the body and defining a chamber having a uniform diameter through the body between first and second ends thereof; and
an outer surface having a portion adjacent the second end of the body configured for frictional engagement with an inner surface of the tip;
a plunger slidably received in a first end of the chamber of the body, the plunger moveable along the inner surface of the tubular wall between a first extended position and a second depressed position; and
an air escape passage extending through at least one of the tubular wall of the body and the plunger;wherein:the chamber communicates with an environment outside of the pipette through the air escape passage with the plunger in the extended position; and
communication between the chamber and the environment outside of the pipette through the air escape passage is prevented with the plunger in the depressed position.

US Pat. No. 10,792,655

DISPENSER DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR RINSING THE DISPENSER DEVICE

WALLAC OY, Turku (FI)

1. A dispenser device, comprising:a valve comprising a first inlet port and a second inlet port, the first inlet port arranged to conduct a rinse liquid to the valve and the second inlet port arranged to conduct a rinse gas to the valve;
a dispensing head connected with a transfer tube to the valve;
a dispensing pump connected to the valve; and
electronic control equipment configured to operate the valve such that flow in the transfer tube towards the dispensing head comprises the rinse liquid and one or more columns of the rinse gas amongst the rinse liquid,
wherein the one or more columns of the rinse gas collect gas bubbles formed on inner walls of the transfer tube, and
wherein the valve is configured to:
conduct the rinse liquid or the rinse gas from the dispensing pump to the transfer tube when the valve is in a first configuration;
conduct the rinse liquid from the first inlet port to the dispensing pump when the valve is in a second configuration; and
conduct the rinse gas from the second inlet port to the dispensing pump when the valve is in a third configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,792,654

SOLID PHASE FOR MIXED-MODE CHROMATOGRAPHIC PURIFICATION OF PROTEINS

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...

1. A mixed-mode chromatography medium comprising a ligand coupled to a solid support, said ligand comprising benzamidoacetic acid, said solid support having pores of a median diameter of 0.5 micron or greater with substantially no pores of 0.1 micron or less in diameter, and said ligand coupled to said solid support at a phenyl ring through a chain of one atom, wherein said chain comprises an amine at a para-position on the phenyl ring of said benzamidoacetic acid whereby said ligand and chain together constitute a 2-(4-aminobenzamido)acetic acid group and wherein the solid support is a copolymer of 3-allyloxy-1,2-propanediol and vinyl pyrrolidinone and is crosslinked with N,N?-methylenebisacrylamide and the support has been linked to the ligand via oxidation of a diol on the copolymer to an aldehyde, which aldehyde subsequently has been coupled directly to the amine at said para-position, wherein the mixed-mode chromatography medium is capable of binding monomeric antibodies and antibody aggregates in a solution at a pH of 4.0 to 6.0.

US Pat. No. 10,792,653

EMISSIONS CONTROL SUBSTRATE

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An emissions control substrate for treating exhaust from an engine, the emissions control substrate comprising:a plurality of hexagonal cells extending between a first end and a second end of the emissions control substrate; and
wash coats at interiors of the plurality of hexagonal cells;
wherein:
at an inner region of the emissions control substrate through which a longitudinal axis of the emissions control substrate extends, for every group of three adjacent hexagonal cells of the plurality of hexagonal cells: two are plugged at the first end and open at the second end, and one is open at the first end and plugged at the second end;
at an outer region of the emissions control substrate surrounding the inner region, for every group of three adjacent hexagonal cells of the plurality of hexagonal cells: one is plugged at the first end and open at the second end, and two are open at the first end and plugged at the second end; and
each one of the hexagonal cells plugged at the first end is adjacent to at least one of the hexagonal cells that is not plugged at the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,792,651

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF RU ALKYLIDENE COMPLEXES

California Institute of T...

1. An olefin metathesis catalyst represented by Formula (I):
wherein:
M is ruthenium or osmium;
X1 and X2 are independently halogen, trifluoroacetate, per-fluorophenols or nitrate;
L1 is a ligand represented by the structure of Formula (II), or is a N-Heterocyclic Carbene ligand represented by the structure of Formula (III):

R1 is unsubstituted saturated N-heterocycle, substituted saturated N-heterocycle, —NH(C1-C24 alkyl), —N(C1-C24 alkyl)2, —NH(C5-C24 aryl), —N(C5-C24 aryl)2, —N(C1-C24 alkyl)(C5-C24 aryl) or —N[(C1-C6 alkylene) (C5-C24 aryl)]2;
R2 is unsubstituted (C5-C24 aryl), substituted (C5-C24 aryl), unsubstituted saturated N-heterocycle, substituted saturated N-heterocycle, —NH(C1-C24 alkyl), —N(C1-C24 alkyl)2, —NH(C5-C24 aryl), —N(C5-C24 aryl)2, —N(C1-C24 alkyl)(C5-C24 aryl) or —N[(C1-C6 alkylene)(C5-C24 aryl)]2;
R3 is unsubstituted (C5-C24 aryl), substituted (C5-C24 aryl), unsubstituted saturated N-heterocycle, or substituted saturated N-heterocycle;
Y is CR4 or N;
R4 is hydrogen, unsubstituted (C1-C12 alkyl), or substituted (C1-C12 alkyl);
R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, unsubstituted (C5-C24 aryl), or substituted (C5-C24 aryl);
Q is a two-atom linkage represented by structures —[CR7R8]s—[CR9R10]t— or —[CR11?CR12]—;
R7, R8, R9 and R10 are independently hydrogen, unsubstituted (C1-C24 alkyl), substituted (C1-C24 alkyl), unsubstituted (C5-C24 aryl), or substituted (C5-C24 aryl);
R11 and R12 are independently hydrogen, unsubstituted (C1-C24 alkyl), substituted (C1-C24 alkyl), unsubstituted (C5-C24 aryl), or substituted (C5-C24 aryl); and
“s” and “t” are independently 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,792,650

METHOD OF PREPARING METAL OXIDE-SILICA COMPOSITE AEROGEL AND METAL OXIDE-SILICA COMPOSITE AEROGEL PREPARED THEREBY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preparing a metal oxide-silica composite aerogel, the method comprising steps of:(1) adding a metal ion solution having a concentration of metal ions in a range of 0.125 M to 1.0 M and comprising a first acid catalyst to a first water glass solution having a concentration of water glass in a range of 0.125 M to 1.0 M and performing a primary reaction to prepare a metal oxide-silica composite agglomerate;
(2) adding a second water glass solution having a concentration of water glass in a range of 0.5 M to 3.0 M to the agglomerate and a second acid catalyst and performing a secondary reaction to prepare a metal oxide-silica composite wet gel; and
(3) drying the metal oxide-silica composite wet gel,
wherein the second water glass solution of step (2) is added in an amount of 5 vol % to 500 vol % based on 100 vol % of the first water glass solution.

US Pat. No. 10,792,647

BASE METAL CATALYSTS FOR THE OXIDATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. A method for removing methyl bromide from a waste stream, the method comprising:contacting the waste stream with a catalyst composition consisting of manganese oxide and copper oxide impregnated onto an oxide support material consisting of lanthanum (La) stabilized Al2O3 and zirconium-stabilized ceria mixed oxide,
wherein during manufacture of the catalyst manganese is impregnated onto the oxide support material from an aqueous solution comprising manganese nitrate or manganese acetate and copper is impregnated onto the oxide support material from an aqueous solution comprising copper nitrate or copper acetate;such that the methyl bromide is oxidized by contact with the catalyst composition.

US Pat. No. 10,792,646

DEHYDROGENATION CATALYSTS

Clariant Corporation, Lo...

1. A calcined dehydrogenation catalyst comprising a mixed oxide support comprising at least 80 wt. % to 99 wt. % of zirconium oxide and 1 wt. % to 20 wt. % of one or more of lanthanum oxide, silicon oxide and cerium oxide, the mixed oxide support being present in the composition in an amount within the range of 70 wt. % to 95 wt. %; and disposed on the support, gallium, present in the composition in an amount within the range of 7.5 wt. % to 30 wt. %, calculated as Ga2O3 on a calcined basis; and one or more primary promoters selected from platinum, rhodium, palladium, and ruthenium, present in the composition in an amount within the range of 0.01 wt. % to 0.5 wt. %, calculated as oxide on a calcined basis.

US Pat. No. 10,792,639

RECONFIGURABLE CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method, comprising:physically moving a first end of a first flexible conduit from a first storage port of a first fluid connector unit to a first receiver port of the first fluid connector unit along a first path, wherein the first flexible conduit provides a first fluidic connection between a first fluid outlet and a first fluid inlet, wherein the first fluid outlet is in fluid communication with a source of a first reagent and the first fluid inlet is in fluid communication with a first module;
physically moving a first end of a second flexible conduit from a second storage port of the first fluid connector unit to a second receiver port of the first fluid connector unit along a second path after physically moving the first end of the first flexible conduit along the first path, wherein the second flexible conduit provides a second fluidic connection between a second fluid outlet and a second fluid inlet, wherein the second fluid outlet is in fluid communication with a source of a second reagent and the second fluid inlet is in fluid communication with a second module;
flowing the first reagent from the source of the first reagent to the first module;
flowing the second reagent from the source of the second reagent to the second module; and
physically moving the first end of the second flexible conduit from the second receiver port to the second storage port prior to physically moving the first end of the first flexible conduit from the first receiver port to the first storage port.

US Pat. No. 10,792,638

MICROFLUIDIC DROPLET GENERATOR WITH CONTROLLED BREAK-UP MECHANISM

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A microfluidic droplet generation device, the device comprising:a droplet generation zone;
a dispersed-phase input channel coupled to the droplet generation zone at a first junction;
an output channel coupled to the droplet generation zone at a second junction;
a first and a second break channel intersecting the dispersed-phase input channel at the first junction;
a first and a second bypass channel intersecting the output channel at the second junction;
a first continuous-phase input channel coupled to the first bypass channel;
a second continuous-phase input channel coupled to the second bypass channel;
a first connecting channel connected with a first end to the droplet generation zone and with a second end to the first bypass channel; and
a second connecting channel connected with a first end to the droplet generation zone and with a second end to the second bypass channel.

US Pat. No. 10,792,634

PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUS GRANULATION OF POWDER MATERIAL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A process for preparing granules in a co-rotating twin screw processor, comprising:feeding an input material for granulation in the processor using one or more powder feeders;
introducing steam as a granulation activating agent in the processor;
granulating the input material in the presence of steam to form dry granules; and
collecting the dry granules from a discharge zone of the processor;
wherein feed rate of the steam into the processor is determined based on feed rate of the input material into the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,792,633

COMPOSITION COMPRISING A FLUORINE-CONTAINING SURFACTANT

HWK-KRONBICHLER GMBH, Eb...

1. A composition comprising:1) a surfactant having:
a cationic group,
a bivalent or polyvalent sulfurous group, and
a fluorinated group;
2) an anion corresponding to the cationic group of the surfactant;
wherein the cationic group is an N-substituted heterocyclic group selected from the group consisting of an N,N-disubstituted imidazolium group, an N,N-disubstituted imidazolinium group, and an N,N-disubstituted benzimidazolium group.

US Pat. No. 10,792,631

TAP AND AERATOR APPARATUS

AMNITY, LLC, Costa Mesa,...

1. A tap and aerator apparatus comprising:a container coupling portion including a liquid inlet portion;
a body portion including a liquid outlet portion, wherein said liquid outlet portion is in fluid communication with said liquid inlet portion of said container coupling portion;
a plug valve portion configured and arranged to be seated within said body portion, wherein said plug valve portion is configured and arranged to be moved relative to said body portion between an open position, in which a liquid is free to flow from said liquid inlet portion and out through said liquid outlet portion, and a closed position, in which liquid from said liquid inlet portion is prevented from flowing out through said liquid outlet portion; and
an aerator for selectively regulating airflow into said body portion, wherein said aerator includes a central opening that is configured and arranged as an air inlet portion,
wherein said body portion includes a plurality of flow channels provided in an interior surface thereof, and further wherein each of said flow channels is comprised of an open groove formed within the interior surface of said body portion,
wherein said plug valve portion includes an opening extending therethrough, wherein said opening of said plug valve portion includes an upper portion in fluid communication with said central opening of said aerator and a lower portion that is in fluid communication with said liquid outlet portion of said body portion,
wherein said plug valve portion includes at least one first sealing bead on an outer periphery thereof and at least one second sealing bead on the outer periphery thereof,
wherein when said plug valve portion is in said closed position, said at least one first sealing bead makes sealing contact with an inner peripheral portion of said body portion at a first area and said at least one second sealing bead makes sealing contact with the inner peripheral portion of said body portion at a second area,
wherein when said plug valve portion is in said closed position, said flow channels are entirely located between said at least one first sealing bead and said at least one second sealing bead, and
wherein lowermost outlets of each of said flow channels are separated from a lowermost edge of said liquid outlet portion of said body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,792,630

RECHARGEABLE BLENDER WITH OFFSET BLADES

BlendJet Inc., Concord, ...

1. A portable and rechargeable blender configured to blend foodstuffs, the blender comprising:a base assembly, a container assembly, and control circuitry, wherein the base assembly includes:
a set of blades supported by a shaft that is rotationally mounted, wherein the set of blades is configured to rotate around a rotational axis and blend the foodstuffs, wherein the set of blades has a blade diameter during blending by the blender;
an electrical motor configured to drive the rotation of the set of blades, wherein the electrical motor is integrated into the base assembly, wherein the electrical motor is arranged below the set of blades and in line with the rotational axis;
a rechargeable battery configured to power the electrical motor;
a standardized charging interface configured to conduct electrical power to the rechargeable battery; and
a first mechanical coupling configured to couple the base assembly to the container assembly;
wherein the base assembly has a base diameter around an outer periphery of the base assembly near the first mechanical coupling,
wherein the container assembly is configured to hold the foodstuffs within a container body during blending by the blender,
wherein the container assembly includes:
a proximal end that is open and that is disposed, subsequent to the base assembly being coupled to the container assembly, near the set of blades;
a distal end opposite the proximal end;
a second mechanical coupling disposed at or near the proximal end of the container assembly, wherein the second mechanical coupling is configured to engage the first mechanical coupling to couple the base assembly to the container assembly; and
the container body extending from the second mechanical coupling to the distal end, wherein the container body has a container diameter immediately above the second mechanical coupling, wherein diameters of the container assembly are substantially constant between (i) immediately above the second mechanical coupling and (ii) the distal end of the container assembly, wherein a length of the container diameter matches a length of the base diameter,
wherein, subsequent to the base assembly being coupled to the container assembly by engagement between the first mechanical coupling and the second mechanical coupling, the portable and rechargeable blender has a shape such that, between the outer periphery of the base assembly and immediately above the second mechanical coupling, a diameter of the shape of the portable and rechargeable blender is substantially constant,
wherein the blade diameter is at least 50% of the container diameter,
wherein the container body has a longitudinal axis between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the longitudinal axis is parallel to the rotational axis,
wherein the rotational axis is offset by an offset distance from the longitudinal axis,
wherein the offset distance is between 5% and 15% of the container diameter; and
wherein the control circuitry is configured to control the electrical motor during rotation of the set of blades.

US Pat. No. 10,792,629

PEANUT BUTTER MIXER SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A peanut butter mixer system comprising:a screw-mixer formed as a continuous rod member having sequential looped coils along a length of said continuous rod member and terminating with a cutting edge, wherein said screw-mixer is powered via a motor and a power source as manipulated by a user-operator to re-mix peanut butter in a provided container:
wherein said provided container when coupled to said screw-mixer agitates contents within said provided container:
wherein said sequential looped coils comprises exactly three of said sequential looped coils;
wherein said sequential looped coils provide rotating and agitation functionality of said screw-mixer so as to be able to whip the peanut butter;
wherein said cutting edge comprises a spaded-ramp;
wherein said screw-mixer comprises a cylindrical profile about a length of said continuous rod member;
wherein said screw-mixer comprises a terminal V-hook; and
wherein said screw-mixer comprises engaging and locking mechanism for coupling to a motor.

US Pat. No. 10,792,628

ENHANCED MICRO BUBBLE DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHODS RELATED THERETO

Hydro Massage Products LL...

1. A microbubble system interconnected with a basin for circulating fluid therethrough, comprising:a pressure vessel with a top end and a bottom end, the pressure vessel comprising a lower portion containing a fluid and an upper portion containing a gas, and further comprising an outlet at the bottom end of the pressure vessel;
a microbubble device enclosed within the pressure vessel, such that the microbubble device remains fully submerged in fluid, the microbubble device comprising at least one gas supply line and at least one fluid inlet for supplying both gas and fluid to the microbubble device;
a self-priming pump configured to provide a consistent volume of fluid to the pressure vessel;
wherein microbubbles are generated within the pressure vessel by the microbubble device receiving gas from the at least one gas supply line, which maintains a volume of gas in the upper portion of the pressure vessel, and receiving a fluid from the at least one fluid inlet, and combining the fluid and the gas within the microbubble device;
wherein the combined fluid and gas exits the microbubble device through openings located in the bottom of the microbubble device; and
wherein the outlet at the bottom end of the pressure vessel is configured to receive the microbubble-entrained liquid from the pressure vessel and dispense the microbubble-entrained liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,792,627

FLUID MIXING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Sensia LLC, Houston, TX ...

1. A jet-mixer for a fluid mixing system, comprising:a housing comprising a mixer port formed in an inner surface of the housing; and a rotor rotatably disposed in the housing, the rotor comprising a rotor blade;
wherein the rotor comprises a first angular position in the housing restricting fluid flow through the mixer port, and a second angular position allowing fluid flow through the mixer port;
wherein, in response to rotation of the rotor in the housing, the jet-mixer is configured to inject a first fluid jet through the mixer port into a passage of a fluid conduit that has a pulsed velocity profile.

US Pat. No. 10,792,626

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MIXING EXHAUST GASES AND REDUCTANT IN AN AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM

Cummins Emission Solution...

1. A vane swirl mixer for an exhaust gas aftertreatment system, the vane swirl mixer comprising:a vane swirl mixer inlet configured to receive exhaust gas;
a vane swirl mixer outlet configured to provide the exhaust gas from the vane swirl mixer; and
a first flow device configured to receive the exhaust gas from the vane swirl mixer inlet, receive a reductant, and facilitate mixing of the exhaust gas and the reductant within the first flow device, the first flow device comprising:
a Venturi body centered on a body center axis, the Venturi body comprising:
a body inlet configured to receive the exhaust gas from the vane swirl mixer inlet; and
a body outlet configured to provide the exhaust gas to the vane swirl mixer outlet;
a first upstream vane positioned within the Venturi body proximate the body inlet and coupled to an upstream vane hub that is centered on an upstream vane hub axis, the first upstream vane configured to facilitate swirling of the exhaust gas within the Venturi body; and
a first downstream vane positioned within the Venturi body proximate the body outlet and coupled to a downstream vane hub that is centered on a downstream vane hub axis, the first downstream vane configured to facilitate swirling of the exhaust gas downstream of the Body outlet;
wherein at least one of:
the upstream vane hub axis is radially offset from the body center axis by an offset distance; or
the downstream vane hub axis is radially offset from the body center axis by an offset distance.

US Pat. No. 10,792,625

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING THE SHELF LIFE OF OZONATED WATER

1. A method for significantly extending the shelf life of an inert gas infused fluid comprised of:subjecting air to a high electrical potential corona:
mixing said air under a first constant pressure with a fluid under a second constant pressure in a constant differential pressure venturi forming an air-fluid mixture:
delivering said air-fluid mixture to a container, and:
injecting an inert gas into said air-fluid mixture in said container such that the resultant stabilized fluid demonstrates significantly improved shelf life, said shelf life with a minimum of 30 to 40 days.

US Pat. No. 10,792,624

NITRIC OXIDE (NO) ACCUMULATION APPARATUS

BSN medical GmbH, Hambur...

1. An NO-accumulation apparatus for accumulating NO in a liquid, comprising:a container defining a cavity for accommodating the liquid, an inlet for feeding the liquid into the container and an outlet for delivering the liquid from the container to a bath unit;
an NO-gas dissolving unit for dissolving gaseous NO in the liquid to produce an NO-containing liquid, wherein the NO-gas dissolving unit is arranged in the container and/or forms a part of the container; and
an NO-gas port in fluid communication with the NO-gas dissolving unit, said NO-gas port being adapted to couple with an NO-gas supply; and
first decoupling means for decoupling an inflow of NO-gas to the liquid within the container and second decoupling means for decoupling removal of the NO-containing liquid from the container;
wherein the first and second decoupling means are mechanically, electrically or electronically coupled such that the inflow of the NO-gas to the liquid within the container is inhibited when the NO-containing liquid is being removed from the container and such that removal of the NO-containing liquid from the container is inhibited when NO-gas is flowing into the liquid in the container.

US Pat. No. 10,792,623

DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING SPECIFIC RESISTANCE VALUE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING SPECIFIC RESISTANCE VALUE

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A resistivity adjustment device comprising:a hollow fiber membrane module that is divided by a hollow fiber membrane into a liquid phase side area to which a liquid adjusting a resistivity is supplied and a gas phase side area to which an adjustment gas adjusting a resistivity is supplied and dissolves the adjustment gas in the liquid;
a liquid supply pipe that communicates with the liquid phase side area to supply the liquid to the liquid phase side area;
a liquid discharge pipe that communicates with the liquid phase side area to discharge the liquid from the liquid phase side area;
a gas supply pipe that communicates with the gas phase side area to supply the adjustment gas to the gas phase side area;
a gas discharge pipe that communicates with the gas phase side area to discharge the adjustment gas from the gas phase side area;
a bypass pipe that communicates with the liquid supply pipe and the liquid discharge pipe to bypass the hollow fiber membrane module; and
a first on-off valve that is connected to the gas discharge pipe and opens or closes a first passage inside the gas discharge pipe,
wherein the first on-off valve opens the first passage to discharge water accumulated in the gas phase side area.

US Pat. No. 10,792,622

GAS DISSOLVING SYSTEM WITH TWO MIXERS

1. A gas dissolving system with double mixers, comprising:a first mixer (10) having a liquid inlet (11), a liquid outlet (12), and a throat inlet (13), wherein the liquid inlet (11) of the first mixer (10) is connected to a raw liquid source (2) through a pressure valve (4), and the liquid outlet (12) of the first mixer (10) is connected to a dosaged liquid output (34) through a pipe line (101) installed with a pressure sensor (6) electrically coupled to the pressure valve (4);
a second mixer (20) having a liquid inlet (21), a liquid outlet (22), and a throat inlet (23), wherein the liquid inlet (21) of the second mixer (20) is connected to the pipe line (101) at a point between the liquid outlet (12) of the first mixer (10) and the pressure sensor (6), and the throat inlet (23) is connected to a gas source (33) through a valve (8);
a degassing device (40) having an input (41), an output (42), and a gas vent (43), wherein the input (41) of the degassing device (4) is connected to the liquid outlet (22) of the second mixer (20) through a pipe line (103), and the output (42) is connected to the throat inlet (13) of the first mixer (10) through a connecting pipe line (45) installed with a pump (32); and
a valve (50) connected to the connecting pipe line (45) at a point between the pump (32) and the throat inlet (13) of the first mixer (10).

US Pat. No. 10,792,621

POLYIMIDE COMPOSITION AND PREPARATION METHOD OF SEPARATION MEMBRANE

Taiwan Textile Research I...

1. A preparation method of separation membrane, comprising:providing a polyimide composition, comprising:
a dissolvable polyimide represented by formula:

wherein B is a tetravalent organic group derived from a tetracarboxylic dianhydride containing aromatic group, A is a divalent organic group derived from a diamine containing aromatic group, A? is a divalent organic group derived from a diamine containing aromatic group and carboxylic acid group, and 0.1?X?0.9; a crosslinking agent, wherein the crosslinking agent is an aziridine crosslinking agent, an isocyanate crosslinking agent, an epoxy crosslinking agent, a diamine crosslinking agent, or a triamine crosslinking agent; and a solvent;
performing a crosslinking process on the polyimide composition, wherein a temperature of the crosslinking process is in the range of 15 to 30° C.;
coating the polyimide composition which has been subjected to the crosslinking process on a substrate to form a polyimide membrane; and
performing a dry phase inversion process on the polyimide membrane,
wherein based on a total weight of the polyimide composition, a content of the dissolvable polyimide is 5 to 25 wt %, and a content of the crosslinking agent is 1 to 15 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,792,620

GRAFTED ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE MICROPOROUS MEMBRANES

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A grafted, asymmetric, porous, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene membrane comprising:one or more neutral groups or ion exchange groups grafted to one or more surfaces of the membrane; and
benzophenone adsorbed onto the membrane;
wherein the membrane has a bubble point between about 78 psi and 160 psi when determined by an ethoxy nonafluorobutane bubble point test;
wherein the membrane has a water flow rate that is at least 50% of the water flow rate of an ungrafted, asymmetric, porous ultra high molecular weight polyethylene membrane having a bubble point determined by an ethoxy nonafluorobutane bubble point test that is between about 78 psi and about 160 psi; and
wherein the membrane wets in water in 10 seconds or less.

US Pat. No. 10,792,619

MEMBRANE MODULE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for manufacturing membrane modules comprising a polymeric nanofiltration or ultrafiltration membrane wherein the membrane is substantially unaffected by microwave radiation, a feed spacer, a permeate spacer, a permeate tube, and end caps, the process comprising the steps of:(a) applying glue lines of an epoxy adhesive containing one or more polarisable bonds to the polymeric nanofiltration or ultrafiltration membrane, wherein the polarisable bonds are capable of being excited by microwave radiation;
(b) positioning the polymeric nanofiltration or ultrafiltration membrane in its desired location within the membrane module and rolling the membrane and spacers to produce a green spiral wound membrane module ensemble with said adhesive not cured to a degree sufficient to guarantee structural integrity of the membrane ensemble; and
(c) applying microwave radiation to the green ensemble to cure the adhesive used to seal the module.

US Pat. No. 10,792,617

METHOD FOR THE DIRECT SYNTHESIS OF CU-CONTAINING SILICOALUMINATE MATERIAL WITH THE AEI ZEOLITE STRUCTURE, AND THE CATALYTIC APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Consejo Superior de Inves...

1. Process for the direct synthesis of a material with the copper-containing silicoaluminate form of the AEI zeolite structure, which comprises, at least, the following steps:(i) Preparation of a mixture containing, at least,
one source of water,
one source of copper,
one polyamine, selected from tetraethylenepentamine, triethylenetetramine, 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane, 1,4,8,11-tetramethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane, or mixtures thereof,
one source of tetravalent element Y, which is Si, and one source of trivalent element X, which is Al,
one cyclic ammonium cation with alkyl substituents as the OSDA, selected from N,N-dimethyl-3,5-dimethylpiperidinium (DMDMP), N,N-diethyl-2,6-dimethylpiperidinium (DEDMP), N,N-dimethyl-2,6-dimethylpiperidinium, N-ethyl-N-methyl-2,6-dimethyl¬piperi¬dinium, and combinations thereof, and one source of alkaline or alkaline-earth cations (A), comprising Na, where the synthesis mixture has the following molar composition:
YO2: a X2O3: b OSDA: c A: d H2O: e Cu: f Polyamine
where
a ranges between 0.001 and 0.2;
b ranges between 0.01 and 2;
c ranges between 0.01 and 0.8;
d ranges between 1 and 200;
e ranges between 0.001 and 1;
f ranges between 0.001 and 1;
(ii) Crystallisation of the mixture obtained in (i) in a reactor, and
(iii) Recovery of the crystalline material obtained in (ii).