US Pat. No. 10,969,105

COMBUSTION STAGING SYSTEM

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A combustion staging system for fuel injectors of a multi-stage combustor of a gas turbine engine, the system comprising:a splitting unit which receives a metered total fuel flow and controllably splits the metered total fuel flow into out-going pilot fuel flow and out-going mains fuel flow to perform pilot-only and pilot-and-mains staging control of the combustor;
pilot fuel manifold and mains fuel manifold which respectively receive the pilot fuel flow and the mains fuel flow;
a plurality of mains flow scheduling valves which distribute the mains fuel flow from the mains fuel manifold to mains discharge orifices of respective injectors of the combustor; and
a servo line which extends through each of the mains flow scheduling valves in series, the servo line being controllably fillable with pressurized fuel to change a pressure in the servo line relative to a pressure in the mains fuel manifold, wherein each of the mains flow scheduling valves has a chamber containing a movable piston, the chamber to a mains side of the piston being fed by the mains fuel manifold, the chamber to a servo side of the piston being fed by the servo line, the piston having an open pilot-and-mains position which allows the mains fuel flow out of the mains side of the chamber to the mains discharge orifice of a respective one of the respective injectors, the piston being biased by a closing force thereon towards a closed pilot-only position which prevents the mains fuel flow out of the mains side of the chamber to the mains discharge orifice of the respective one of the respective injectors, and the piston being movable to the closed pilot-only position from the open pilot-and-mains position under an increase in the pressure in the servo line relative to the pressure in the mains fuel manifold, whereby the increase in pressure supplements the closing force on the piston, and
wherein the pilot fuel manifold is split into a primary line and the servo line such that each of the primary line and the servo line receives a respective portion of the pilot fuel flow, the primary line directing flow to pilot discharge orifices of the respective injectors of the combustor, the servo line reuniting with the primary line after extending to the mains flow scheduling valves, and wherein the system further has a servo pump controllably operable to change the pressure in the servo line relative to the pressure in the mains fuel manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,969,104

FUEL NOZZLE HEAT SHIELD

General Electric Company,...

1. A fuel nozzle apparatus for a gas turbine engine, the fuel nozzle apparatus comprising:an annular pilot housing, the pilot housing including a conical wall section having a diverging conical aft end;
an annular main fuel injector surrounding the pilot housing;
an annular fuel nozzle casing surrounding the annular main fuel injector; and
a heat shield comprising:
an annular shield wall having a forward cylindrical section with a counterbore formed therein, the diverging conical aft end of the pilot housing being attached to the counterbore through a slip fit;
an annular shield flange extending radially outward from an aft end of the shield wall;
an annular baffle flange surrounding the shield wall, and disposed such that an axial gap is defined between the shield flange and the baffle flange, the baffle flange including a radially outer rim extending axially forward from a radially outer extent of the baffle flange; and
a plurality of impingement cooling holes passing through the baffle flange and oriented so as to direct air flow towards the shield flange.

US Pat. No. 10,969,103

PROTECTIVE PANEL AND FRAME THEREFOR

RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a plate;
a frame attached to the plate; and
a panel supported by the frame, wherein the panel is spaced-apart from the plate by the frame such that the panel and the plate are not directly connected;
wherein the panel includes a first radially inner flange and a second radially inner flange, and a first radially outer flange and a second radially outer flange spaced-apart from the first radially inner flange and the second radially inner flange by a first slot and a second slot;
wherein the frame includes a first grip engaging the first radially outer flange of the panel, and a second grip engaging the second radially outer flange of the panel; and
wherein the first grip and second grip engage both a radially outer surface and a radially inner surface of a respective one of the first radially outer flange and the second radially outer flange.

US Pat. No. 10,969,102

PORTABLE BIOMETRIC LIGHTER

John Gibson Enterprises, ...

1. A portable biometric lighter device, comprising:a moveable cap;
a control unit operably coupled to an igniter, the igniter coupled to a flammable power source ignitable upon operation of the igniter;
a memory device coupled to the control unit and configured to store biometric data including at least one fingerprint of at least one authorized user;
a biometric sensor, the movable cap configured to move between a deactivated position and an activated position and to activate the biometric sensor and a gas lever when the movable cap is moved toward the activated position, the biometric sensor being operably connected to the control unit and configured to scan a fingerprint of a user; and
an igniter operably coupled to the control unit and configured to ignite the flammable power source to produce a flame in response to being activated by the control unit upon a determination by the control unit that the fingerprint of the user scanned by the biometric sensor matches the biometric data of the authorized user stored in a memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,969,101

MAIN NOZZLE, COMBUSTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MAIN NOZZLE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A main nozzle of a combustor, a plurality of the main nozzles are to be installed on an outer peripheral side of a pilot nozzle of the combustor at an interval in a circumferential direction of the pilot nozzle, the main nozzle comprising:a main nozzle body extending in an axial line thereof;
a swirl vane protruded from an outer peripheral surface of the main nozzle body in a radial direction of the axial line, and is configured to allow a fluid flowing downstream in a direction of the axial line to swirl around the axial line; and
a plurality of temperature sensors installed on the main nozzle body so as to be disposed along a tangential line to a mean line which is drawn between a ventral surface and a dorsal surface of the swirl vane, at a downstream end portion of the swirl vane.

US Pat. No. 10,969,100

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERMAL PROCESSING

1. A thermal processing apparatus for processing contaminated liquids and solid wastes, comprising:a first chamber, comprising:
a water-filled burner chamber, comprising:
a pulse jet burner, fully immersed in the water and comprising:
an inlet;
an outlet; and
a combustion chamber, comprising inner and outer walls, wherein the inner wall is thermally insulated from the outer wall and is comprised of high temperature metal, and wherein the outer wall is in contact with the water; and
a first steam outlet; and
an air-filled supercharger box configured to provide air to the inlet and outlet of the pulse jet burner;
a second chamber, comprising an array of heat exchanger tubes having a first steam inlet and a second steam outlet, wherein the first steam inlet is configured to receive steam from the first steam outlet;
a third chamber, comprising an array of coagulator tubes or plates having a second steam inlet, wherein the second steam inlet is configured to receive steam from the second steam outlet; and
a fourth chamber, configured as a dryer for wet solid wastes and comprising:
an inner chamber;
an outer chamber surrounding the inner chamber;
a first inlet configured to receive a first portion of hot flue gas from the supercharger box and to inject the first portion into the inner chamber tangentially, thereby inducing vortex motion of gases within the inner chamber;
a steam generating coil configured in the space outside the inner chamber and inside the outer chamber; and
a second inlet configured to receive a second portion of hot flue gas from the supercharger box and to inject the second portion into the space outside the inner chamber and inside the outer chamber, thereby heating the steam generating coil to produce steam.

US Pat. No. 10,969,099

CONTAINERIZED EXPEDITIONARY SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

ECO BURN INC., Burlingto...

1. A mobile expeditionary solid waste disposal system comprising a plurality of ISO containers configured for assembly and disassembly using mechanical locking components, the system comprising:a transportable apparatus including:
first and second ISO containers defining first and second combustion chambers, each of the first and second ISO containers having container walls that both (a) define combustion chamber walls for containing a combustion of solid waste and (b) provide structural support for lifting and stacking the respective ISO container;
the container walls including a first container wall of the first ISO container having a first aperture opening into the first combustion chamber and a second container wall of the second ISO container having a second aperture opening into the second combustion chamber;
wherein first and second combustion chambers are in fluid communication with an exhaust vent to provide gasification and oxidization of the solid waste;
a third ISO container defining a control chamber configured to be releasably assembled between the first and second ISO chambers to define an ISO container assembly;
wherein each of the first, second, and third ISO containers individually, and the ISO container assembly, meet ISO container specifications defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO);
a duct provided in the third ISO container, the duct extending from (a) a first end configured to engage with the first aperture in the first container wall of the first ISO container and (b) a second end configured to engage with the second aperture in the second container wall of the second ISO container, to thereby fluidically connect an interior of the first combustion chamber defined by the first ISO container with an interior of the second combustion chamber defined by the second ISO container;
control electronics housed in the control chamber defined by the third ISO container and configured to:
store at least one pre-programmed set point temperature; and
control at least one burner to control a temperature in at least one of the first combustion chamber or second combustion chamber based on the at least one pre-programmed set point temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,969,098

COMBUSTION MACHINE

WUYI UNIVERSITY, Guangdo...

1. A combustion machine, comprising:a hopper configured for storing materials and conveying the materials to a drying mechanism,
the drying mechanism, comprising:
a drying chamber, and
a conveying mechanism connected with the hopper and conveying the materials in the hopper to the drying chamber, and
a combustion mechanism, comprising:
a combustion chamber connected with the drying chamber via a material conveying pipeline, and
a fire outlet pipe arranged in the combustion chamber and used for outputting flame; and
a hot air pipeline connected between the combustion chamber and the drying chamber, and a first exhaust fan being arranged in the hot air pipeline;
wherein, the drying chamber comprises a housing and a roller rotatable inside the housing, the roller is provided with a plurality of baffles at an inner wall of the roller, and the hot air pipeline extends into the roller; wherein:
an inner container is arranged in the combustion chamber, the material conveying pipeline extends into the combustion chamber and is communicated with the inner container, and a first igniter is arranged in the inner container;
the combustion chamber is further connected with an air duct extending into the combustion chamber and connected with the inner container, and the air duct is connected with a second exhaust fan at an end of the air duct away from the combustion chamber; and the first igniter is configured for initiating an ignition for the combustion chamber through oxygen from the air duct;
an air chamber is arranged between, and respectively communicated with, the second exhaust fan and the air duct, and
an air blowing pipe is arranged between the air chamber and the drying chamber, with one end communicated with the air chamber and the other end connected at a joint where the drying chamber and the material conveying pipeline are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,969,097

FAN

Sunonwealth Electric Mach...

1. A fan comprising:a fan frame including a lateral wall portion, wherein the lateral wall portion includes a groove;
an impeller rotatably coupled with the fan frame and including a light diffuser ring;
a plurality of blades connected to the light diffuser ring; and
a light emitting unit mounted in the fan frame and including a board and a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted on the board,
wherein the light emitting unit shines light on the light diffuser ring and emits light through the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,969,096

MODULAR MAT SYSTEM WITH SOLAR POWERED ILLUMINATION

1. A modular mat assembly, comprising:a) interconnected mats that form a surface for attaching a sidewalk;
b) removable anchors for securing the interconnected mats to the ground, and
c) removable surface mats that connect to the interconnected mats and permit quick repair or replacement of the removable surface mats.

US Pat. No. 10,969,095

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Masterspas, LLC, Fort Wa...

1. A lighting system comprising:an elastically flexible substrate of non-absorbent foam material having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, an undercut groove formed in the first surface, and an adhesive disposed on the second surface for attaching the substrate of non-absorbent foam material to a structure; and
a light source disposed in the undercut groove;
wherein the undercut groove has an opening that expands when the light source is inserted therethrough to dispose the light source in the undercut groove.

US Pat. No. 10,969,094

HEAT DISSIPATION SYSTEM, STAGE LIGHT CAP BODY AND WATERPROOF STAGE LIGHT

GUANGZHOU HAOYANG ELECTRO...

1. A novel heat dissipation system, comprising:a heat transfer substrate;
a heat dissipation assembly positioned on one side of the heat transfer substrate; and
a heat absorbing assembly positioned on the other side of the heat transfer substrate, wherein a mounting position penetrating the heat absorbing assembly is arranged on the heat absorbing assembly at a position corresponding to the first through hole, and the mounting position and the first through holes are communicated,
wherein the heat transfer substrate is provided with a first through hole, and a displaceable unit used to open and close the first through hole is arranged on the heat dissipation subassembly at a position corresponding to the first through hole, and
wherein the heat absorbing assembly includes heat absorbing fins and first heat transfer tubes, the heat absorbing fins are parallelly arranged, a gap is defined between each one of those adjacent heat absorbing fins to form an air channel for air circulation, one end of each of the first heat transfer tubes is arranged through the heat absorbing fins, and the other end thereof is abutted against the heat transfer substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,969,093

ROTATABLE LAMP AND TWO CAMERAS FOR DETECTING MOVEMENT

DONG GUAN JIA SHENG LIGHT...

1. A lamp comprising:a housing including a mounting portion secured to a wall, a fixed unit mounted on the mounting portion, and a rotation unit rotatably mounted on the fixed unit and rotatable relative to the fixed unit;
a camera device mounted in the fixed unit, the camera device including two camera heads with an angle defined therebetween;
a lighting device mounted in the rotation unit; and
a motor configured to rotate the rotation unit;
wherein when the camera device detects movement of an object, the camera device sends a message to trigger the lighting device and the motor, such that the lighting device is rotated toward a moving direction of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,969,092

DEFORMABLE HIGH-POWER LIGHT FIXTURE

1. A deformable high-power light fixture, comprising a light fixture body (1) and a bracket assembly, wherein the light fixture body comprises a light source board (13), a heat-dissipating body (12), and a power supply box (11), the bracket assembly is detachably connected to the light fixture body (1) and is rotatable around the light fixture body (1) at a point of connection with the light fixture body (1);the deformable high-power light fixture also comprises a second assembly (2) detachably connected to the light fixture body (1) and is disposed outside around the light fixture body (1) with the light fixture body (1) at the center; the light fixture body (1) has a circular shape, and the second assembly (2) has a shape that when the second assembly (2) is connected to the light fixture body (1), the light fixture body (1) together with the second assembly (2) has an overall shape different from the original circular shape of the light fixture (1);
the light fixture body (1) is provided with a glare shield (17);
the bracket assembly comprises a stepless speed dial (31), a support bracket (34) and a fastening piece (35); the stepless speed dial (31) is connected with the support bracket (34) by a fastening screw (37), and the support bracket (34) is connected to the power supply box (11) through a fixing bracket (32);
one side of the fastening piece (35) is provided with an embossing and a positioning pin (351), and another side of the fastening piece (35) is provided with a fixing nut (353), and the fastening piece (35) is fixed in position with respect to the support bracket (34) by inserting the positioning pin (351) into a first fixing hole of the support bracket (34), the support bracket (34) is provided with a second fixing hole where a handle screw (36) passes through the second fixing hole of the support bracket (34) and the fixing nut (353) of the fastening piece (35) to connect the support bracket (34) with the fastening piece (35); and the embossing is capable of contacting with the stepless speed dial (31); after an illumination angle of the light fixture (1) is adjusted, the handle screw (36) is tightened so as to bring the embossing of the fastening piece (35) to be in contact with the stepless speed dial (31) to achieve fastening effect.

US Pat. No. 10,969,091

BRAKING SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMATED LUMINAIRE

Robe Lighting s.r.o., Ro...

1. A luminaire comprising:a luminaire head comprising one or more optical devices;
a movement system mechanically coupled to the luminaire head and configured to rotate the luminaire head around an axis of rotation, the movement system comprising:
a motor coupled via a first mechanical coupling to the luminaire head and configured to cause rotation of the luminaire head about the axis of rotation;
a braking system coupled via a second mechanical coupling to a shaft of the motor and configured to prevent rotation of the shaft of the motor; and
a control system electrically coupled to the motor and the braking system and configured to receive an Engage Brake command via a data link and to engage the braking system in response to the Engage Brake command by:
determining whether the motor is rotating;
causing rotation of the motor to stop electrically when it is determined that the motor is rotating;
determining whether the motor has stopped rotating;
engaging the braking system when it is determined that the motor has stopped rotating; and
removing power from the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,969,090

SURFACE MOUNTED LIGHTING SYSTEMS PREFERABLY FOR USE AS CEILING LIGHTING

1. A surface mounted lighting system comprising:a first copper strip;
a second copper strip, both the first copper strip and the second copper strip adapted for direct attachment to a wall or ceiling surface and are fully exposed after attachment to the wall or ceiling surface;
at least one LED light; each of the at least one LED light adhered to the first copper strip and the second copper strip at a desired surface location on the wall or ceiling surface within a room to provide an electrical connection between the at least one LED light and the first and second copper strips; and
a controller adhered to the first copper strip and the second copper strip and providing power for energizing the at least LED light electrically connected to the first copper strip and the second copper strip, the controller having electronics or electrical circuitry for controlling operation of the at least one LED light.

US Pat. No. 10,969,089

PIVOTING SWIVEL ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. An illumination device comprising:a pin;
a base including an aperture adapted to receive the pin, wherein the base is adapted to releasably couple with a surface;
a body coupled to the base;
a ball and socket coupling retained to the base by the pin, thereby coupling the body to the base, wherein the pin extends through the ball and socket coupling; and
an illumination source disposed inside of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,969,088

LED LIGHTING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Wangs Alliance Corporatio...

1. Apparatus for outdoor lighting comprising:a ground-anchorable support;
a monolithic housing that is configured to be supported by the support;
an LED light source that is in the monolithic housing;
an LED driver that is in the monolithic housing and configured to provide power to the LED light source;
a slotted cylinder configured to be disposed in and coaxial with the monolithic housing;
a beam-angle changing lens that is repositionable in the slotted cylinder;
wherein the LED light source is repositionable, relative to the ground-anchorable support, from a first orientation to a second orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,969,087

STAGE LIGHT HAVING UNLOCKABLE BRAKE MOTOR

Guangzhou Haoyang Electro...

1. A stage light having an unlockable brake motor, comprisinga controlled component;
and a braking motor that drives the controlled component to move,
wherein the braking motor comprises
a motor unit; and
a braking unit for braking the motor unit, and the braking motor being a power-off locking motor; and further comprising
a controller;
an auxiliary power source that supplies backup power to the braking unit; and
an input unit that controls the auxiliary power source on and off,
wherein the motor unit and the braking unit are connected in parallel with each other and are both electrically connected to the controller, and
wherein the auxiliary power source is capable to power the braking unit by the input unit to achieve an unlocking of the controlled component, and further to power off the braking unit by the input unit to recover locking of the controlled component.

US Pat. No. 10,969,086

FLOOD LIGHT

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A light comprising:a housing including a front face, a first face, a second face, and a first surface arranged adjacent the first face;
a lens coupled to the front face;
a light source covered by the lens; and
a power source configured to provide power to the light source,
wherein the first face is angled at a first oblique angle with respect to the front face, the second face is angled at a second oblique angle with respect to the front face, and the first surface is angled at a third oblique angle with respect to the front face,
wherein the first face, the second face, and the first surface each define a surface configured to support the light,
wherein the first face includes two legs spaced from one another and extending away from the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,969,085

DECORATIVE COVER ENCLOSURE FOR MOVING YOKE INTELLIGENT LIGHTING FIXTURES

1. A decorative cover for an intelligent moving yoke light fixturewherein said intelligent moving light fixture is a mirrored globe.

US Pat. No. 10,969,084

LAMP WITH ELONGATED HOUSING

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A lamp with elongated housing comprises:an elongated housing;
at least one light-emitting unit arranged on the housing;
the at least one light-emitting unit comprising
a light source attached to the housing;
at least one fastening member attached to the housing and surrounding the light source;
at least one mounting hole defined on an outer wall of the housing and on top of the at least one fastening member;
a lens with a first flange; and
at least one lamp holder for receiving the lens, the at least one lamp holder having a second flange and when the at least one lamp holder being inserted into the at least one mounting hole the second flange engages the at least one fastening member;
wherein the housing has a mounting mechanism comprises
a mounting sleeve, and
an elastic member disposed between the mounting sleeve and the housing,
the at least one lamp holder has an annular card slot for engaging the first flange when the lens is inserted into the at least one lamp holder.

US Pat. No. 10,969,083

CROSS SHAPED FLASHLIGHT DEVICE

Darryl T. Holmes, States...

1. A flashlight, comprising:a metal body that includes a first end, and a second end, a front side and a back side;
a first side protrusion has a first end and a second end that extends outwardly from the body, the second end of the first side protrusion forms a semi-circular shape on the front side of the body;
a second side protrusion has a first end and a second end that extends outwardly from the body, the second end of the second side protrusion forms a semi-circular shape on the front side of the body;
the body, first side protrusion, and second side protrusion forming the shape of cross;
a transparent cover apparatus engaged to and projecting from an opening on the first end of the body;
a button assembly engaged to the second end of the body; and
a light assembly disposed within the body for projecting light outwardly from only the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,969,082

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

TOKI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:an LED including a blue LED chip and a yellow light emitting body and producing a white light as a mixture of a blue light and a yellow light;
a reflecting mirror that reflects the white light emitted by the LED and radiates the white light outside and has a reflecting surface shaped in a substantially paraboloidal shape;
a light absorptive material that, of the white light emitted by the LED, absorbs the white light outside of predetermined beam angle that is selected between a ½ beam angle and a ¼ beam angle of the LED to block the white light from being incident on the reflecting mirror,
wherein the LED is provided at a position displaced from a focal point of the paraboloid of revolution.

US Pat. No. 10,969,081

MULTI-SIDED LUMINOUS LIGHTING MEMBER AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL LIGHTING DEVICE USING SAME

EXAOPTONIX INC., Gyeongg...

1. A lighting member comprising:a light guide member which is a multi-sided light-transmitting light guide member having a plurality of surfaces and has a light incident portion which is at least one of the plurality of surfaces, a first light exit portion which is at least one other surface opposite to the light incident portion among the plurality of surfaces, and a second light exit portion which is at least one other surface positioned laterally in a direction in which light entering the light incident portion travels toward the first light exit portion, such that the first light exit portion and the second light exit portion emit the light that has entered the light incident portion;
a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed at predetermined intervals adjacent to the light incident portion to allow the light to enter the light incident portion;
a mounting board connected to the light guide member and having a surface on which the plurality of light emitting diodes are disposed, and
a bezel portion attached to an upper or lower surface of the light guide member,
wherein a concave-convex portion is formed on a surface of the first light exit portion to mitigate irregularity of a light emitting pattern on the first light exit portion which is caused by the intervals between the plurality of light emitting diodes at the light incident portion,
wherein the bezel portion adjusts a light emitting pattern on the second light exit portion by using one or more shape, color, and surface treatments.

US Pat. No. 10,969,080

LIGHT EFFICIENCY METHODS FOR VEHICULAR HTL SYSTEMS

1. A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle comprising:a housing;
at least one light pipe together with at least one light source disposed at least partially within the housing; and
a clear lens substantially enclosing the housing, the at least one light pipe and the at least one light source, the lens having an inner surface, an outer surface disposed opposite the inner surface and at least one of a continuous transparent and translucent coating on the outer surface,
wherein the at least one light sources is configured to emit light based on received electrical power from an electrical power source,
wherein the at least one light source is arranged adjacent to and directed towards the at least one light pipe,
wherein in response to the at least one light source emitting light, the at least one of the continuous transparent and translucent coating is at least partially permeable to at least some light which is emitted by the at least one light source and passed through the lens, and
wherein the at least one light pipe is provided with at least one of an inside coating and an outside coating,
wherein the coating is located at least one of on selective locations of the light pipe and in different thicknesses of the light pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,969,079

VEHICLE TAILLAMP ASSEMBLY

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A vehicle taillamp assembly, comprising:an attachment bracket configured for secure attachment to a vehicle body structure, the attachment bracket having an upright extending portion, an upper horizontally extending portion and a lower horizontally extending portion, the upright extending portion having a first projection extending therefrom and a second projection extending therefrom; and
a lamp housing configured to attach to the first projection and the second projection.

US Pat. No. 10,969,078

LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEQUENTIALLY LIGHTING LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A light guide device comprising:a light guide comprising a light-emitting surface, light-incident surfaces formed on both sides of the light-emitting surface and configured to receive light, and a light-reflecting surface formed opposite to the light-emitting surface and configured to reflect the received light to the light-emitting surface;
a first light source unit and second light source unit disposed on the light-incident surfaces, respectively, and configured to irradiate light; and
a light transmission control layer formed above the light-emitting surface and configured to control the transmittance of light emitted,
wherein the light transmission control layer has a light transmittance which decreases from a first end to a second end of the light transmission control layer,
wherein the light transmission control layer has a thickness which increases from the first end to the second end of the light transmission control layer.

US Pat. No. 10,969,077

OPTICAL ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED STABILITY

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting system comprising:an array of rows and columns of LED elements on a support surface of a substrate;
a first collimator unit comprising an array of rows and columns of first collimator elements and at least one support element, the first collimator unit adjacent the LED lighting elements with the first collimator elements opposite the LED lighting elements and one of the at least one support element extending between at least two rows of the LED lighting elements and in contact with the support surface of the substrate;
a frame-shaped holder having a single opening, mounted to the support surface and engaged with a periphery of the first collimator unit with all of the first collimator elements and the at least one support element protruding through the single opening; and
a second collimator unit comprising second collimator elements, the second collimator unit adjacent the first collimator unit with the second collimator elements opposite the first collimator elements.

US Pat. No. 10,969,076

HIGH LUMINANCE LIGHT CONVERTING DEVICE

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. Alight converting device comprising:a light converter being adapted to convert laser light to converted light, a peak emission wavelength of the converted light being in a longer wavelength range than a peak emission wavelength of the laser light, the light converter having a first surface and an oppositely positioned second surface,
a diamond layer with a refractive index bigger than a refractive index of the light converter, the diamond layer bonded to and covering the entire second surface of the light converter, the light converter and the diamond layer forming by such bonding a bonded layer stack, and
a light outcoupling structure attached to a first surface of the bonded layer stack, a second surface of the bonded layer stack arranged to receive the laser light, the second surface of the light converter arranged between the first surface and the second surface of the bonded layer stack, a refractive index of the light outcoupling structure being at least 90% of the refractive index of the light converter, the light outcoupling structure optically coupled to the first surface of the bonded layer stack such that total internal reflection of light traversing the bonded layer stack from the second surface of the bonded layer stack to the light outcoupling structure is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,969,075

ILLUMINATION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. An illumination device (51, 52, 53) for a motor vehicle headlight, the illumination device comprising:a lighting means (100), which is configured to emit light beams, wherein the light beams can be collimated by at least one lens system (200) installed downstream of the lighting means in the main direction of radiation,
a polarising beam splitter (300) installed downstream of the at least one lens system (200), which splits the light beams collimated by the lens system (200) into a first and a second linearly polarised beam path (310, 320), wherein the polarisation directions of the beam paths (310,320) are rotated through 90° relative to one another,
a first means for polarisation rotation (400), which is configured to rotate the polarisation direction of the second beam path (320) through 90°, such that the second beam path (320) has the polarisation direction of the first beam path (310),
a reflective means (350), which is configured to redirect the first beam path (310) essentially into the direction of the second beam path (320) altered by the first means for polarisation rotation (400),
a single second means for polarisation rotation (600) installed downstream of the first means for polarisation rotation (400) and the reflective means (350), which second means for polarisation rotation comprises at least one segment, which can be transposed between an active and an inactive state by means of electrical signals, wherein the polarisation of light beams can be rotated through 90° in the active state, and experiences no alteration in the inactive state,
a polarisation filter means (610), which is installed downstream of the second means for polarisation rotation (600), which polarisation filter means (610) is configured to transmit or to block the light beams rotated in terms of polarisation by the second means for polarisation rotation (600) in the active or inactive state respectively, and
at least one projection lens (700), which is provided for purposes of generating a light distribution, or a partial light distribution, of a light function ahead of a motor vehicle,
wherein the first means for polarisation rotation (400) is designed as a Fresnel parallelepiped, wherein one end face of the parallelepiped is mirrored.

US Pat. No. 10,969,074

ELECTRONIC LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

1. An electronic lighting device, comprising:an outer shell having a shape to resemble a candle, the outer shell including a first opening at a top surface;
a core contained within the outer shell, the core comprising a left semicircular structure and a right semicircular structure arranged to engage with each other to form a circular shape that is aligned with the first opening at the top surface of the outer shell, the core further comprising a second opening leading to an internal cavity;
a flame component positioned partially in the internal cavity through the second opening, wherein the flame component includes a top portion, a middle portion, and a bottom portion, wherein the top portion is shaped to resemble a candle flame;
a light emitting element disposed at least partially in a lighting element installation cradle on a sidewall of the core to hold the light emitting element at a non-zero angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the electronic lighting device to allow illumination of the flame component, wherein the lighting element installation cradle comprises a left section and a right section that come together to form the lighting element installation cradle; and
a control circuit coupled to the light emitting element to control an operation of the lighting emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,969,073

COLOR TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STAGE LIGHT

Guangzhou Haoyang Electro...

1. A color temperature compensation system for a stage light, comprisinga light source; and
a dimming element for dimming the light source, and further comprising
a color temperature compensation sheet for performing color temperature compensation on light output from the dimming element; and
a driving mechanism for controlling the movement of the color temperature compensation sheet,
wherein there are changes in color value on the color temperature compensation sheet, and the driving mechanism is configured to drive the color temperature compensation sheet to switch in and switch out of a light path so as to implement color temperature compensation.

US Pat. No. 10,969,072

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SURFACE OR MID-AIR LIGHTING EFFECTS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a light source for generating a light source output;
an optical system for focusing the light source output to a beam control plane;
a first lens system for pre-shaping the light source output after the beam control plane;
a first reflector, wherein the first lens system is adapted to direct light to the first reflector;
a second reflector for generating a collimated output beam from the light reflected by the first reflector;
a beam control system located at the beam control plane, wherein the beam control system includes a pixelated display device for providing pixelated modulation of the light passing through the display device, and
wherein the first reflector and second reflector are selected from the group consisting of: the first reflector is a hyperbolic mirror and the second reflector is a parabolic mirror, the first reflector is a hyperbolic mirror and the second reflector is a hyperbolic mirror, the first reflector and second reflector are spherical mirrors and the first reflector is a planar mirror and the second reflector is a hyperbolic mirror; and
wherein the first lens system, first reflector and second reflector are configured to function as a catadioptric optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,969,071

COLOR PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL DEVICE AND PHOTOVOLTAIC STREET LAMP

1. A color photovoltaic panel device, comprising:a photovoltaic panel;
an illumination lamp;
a control device; and
a lamp strap disposed on the photovoltaic panel;
wherein the photovoltaic panel is electrically connected to the control device, wherein when the photovoltaic panel senses light, the photovoltaic panel performs photoelectric conversion and generates a conversion electric signal, so as to output the conversion electric signal to the control device;
wherein the control device is electrically connected to the lamp strap, wherein when the voltage of the conversion electric signal is lower than a preset threshold, the control device generates a driving electric signal, so as to transmit the driving electric signal to the lamp strap;
wherein the control device is electrically connected to the illumination lamp, wherein the control device transmits an illumination signal to the illumination lamp for illumination; and
wherein the lamp strap receives the driving electric signal transmitted by the control device, and emitting light of a corresponding color to the photovoltaic panel according to the driving electric signal, and the photovoltaic panel partially absorbing the light of the corresponding color for color presenting.

US Pat. No. 10,969,070

MULTI-CONFIGURABLE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) FLAT PANEL LIGHTING FIXTURE

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) flat panel lighting fixture comprising:an LED flat panel lighting device comprising (a) one or more LEDs and (b) one or more first mating mechanisms; and
a mounting bracket comprising one or more second mating mechanisms configured to each mate with a corresponding one of the one or more first mating mechanisms when the LED flat panel lighting device is rotated within the mounting bracket and with respect to the mounting bracket, wherein the rotation of the LED flat panel lighting device within a plane of the mounting bracket and with respect to the mounting bracket causes the mating of the one or more second mating mechanisms with the corresponding ones of the one or more first mating mechanisms,
wherein the LED flat panel lighting device is configured to be secured to a power source independent of the mounting bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,969,069

RECESSED LIGHTING SYSTEMS

DMF, Inc., Carson, CA (U...

1. A recessed lighting system, comprising: a lighting assembly, comprising: a light source module including at least one LED; an AC to DC converter to receive an AC voltage and supply regulated electrical energy to power the light source module; a lens; a reflector; a heat-sinking unified casting having a closed rear wall and a sidewall; and a front end face, wherein: the sidewall is joined to the closed rear wall and joined to the front end face; the sidewall extends 360 degrees around the central axis of the heat-sinking unified casting and defines a casting cavity that extends forward from the closed rear wall to the front end face and outward to the sidewall; the heat-sinking unified casting has heat sink fins formed on at least a portion of its outside surface; the closed rear wall and the sidewall are formed of a heat conductive material to dissipate heat generated by the light source module; the front end face further comprises a twist-and-lock mechanism comprising at least one of multiple slots or multiple flanges that extend radially outward; an outside width of the sidewall, between the front end face and the closed rear wall, is less than 3½ inches and fits between multiple tabs of a standard junction box; and the light source module is positioned inside the casting cavity closer to the closed rear face than to a surface of the front end face, wherein: the lens is positioned to direct light produced by the light source module out into an area surrounding the recessed lighting system; the reflector is positioned inside the heat-sinking unified casting to direct light emitted from the light source module through the lens; a plurality of electrical wires coupled to the AC to DC converter pass through the closed rear wall of the heat-sinking casting; and the AC to DC converter is physically coupled to the heat-sinking unified casting using a connecting mechanism and is insulated from the heat-sinking unified casting.

US Pat. No. 10,969,068

LED BOX APPARATUS

XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING...

1. A light box apparatus, comprising:a LED light tube, comprising a first cap, a second cap, a first light body and a second light body, the first light body has a first main light emitting direction and the second light body has a second main light emitting direction, the first cap and the second cap each having two pins, the first cap and the second cap being fixed at two opposite ends of the first light body providing a driving power to both the first light body and the second light body, the relative angle between first main light emitting direction and the second main light emitting direction is adjustable by adjusting a relative position between the first light body and the second light body;
a bracket comprising multiple pin sockets, the pins of the first cap and the second cap being inserted into the pin sockets; and
a first light passing frame printed with a visual information enlightened by a light emitted from the first light body.

US Pat. No. 10,969,067

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE WITH PLURALITY OF FOLDS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a flexible substrate defining a longitudinal direction, and a transversal direction;
a plurality of LEDs arranged on the flexible substrate such that a respective light output surface faces in a main direction perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the transversal direction of the flexible substrate;
at least one of a first and second fold combinations provided in the flexible substrate, the first fold combination configured such that the light output surface of at least one LED of the plurality of LEDs is rotated over an angle ? about the longitudinal direction, and a pitch between two adjacent LEDs of the plurality of LEDs is decreased, and the second fold combination configured such that at least two surface segments of the same surface of the flexible substrate are brought into mutual contact, such that the main direction in which the light output surface of at least one other LED of the plurality of LEDs faces is rotated about the transversal direction; and
a first rigid polymer encapsulation encapsulating the flexible substrate, and a second rigid polymer encapsulation encapsulating the first rigid polymer encapsulation, the first rigid polymer encapsulation and the second rigid polymer encapsulation comprising different materials.

US Pat. No. 10,969,066

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN EFFICIENT, RECHARGEABLE GLOWSTICK

Nite Ize, Inc., Boulder,...

1. A glowstick, comprising:a lighting module including a body portion, a circuit board and a light source disposed on the circuit board having a primary direction of emission;
a polymer rod interfaced with the lighting module, the polymer rod having a length, a depth, and a width, wherein the length is greater than the depth and the length is greater than the width, the polymer rod proximate to the light source such that the primary direction of emission of the light source is aligned with the length of the polymer rod;
an internal cap positioned within the body portion and holding the circuit board in place; and
a collet positioned within the body portion and holding the polymer rod and the circuit board in place, the circuit board interfaced with and positioned between the internal cap and the collet.

US Pat. No. 10,969,065

TASK-AREA LIGHT

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A light assembly comprising:a base;
a first light source supported by the base, the first light source including a first light emitting diode configured to emit light in a first direction from the base;
a second light source supported by the base, and the second light source including a plurality of second light emitting diodes configured to emit light in a second direction from the base, wherein the second light source is obliquely oriented relative to the base; and
a diffuser supported by the base, the diffuser extending upwardly from the base to enclose the first light source, the diffuser diffusing light emitted from the first light source to the surrounding area in an upward and outward direction,
wherein the second light source is supported on a side of the base outside the diffuser.

US Pat. No. 10,969,064

LED BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A LED bulb apparatus comprising:a main body, being a hollow structure;
a light source module disposed inside the main body, the light source module comprising a base plate, a driver and a light source, the driver and the light source being mounted on the base plate;
two end covers fixed on two ends of the main body for closing the hollow structure for forming a closed container for storing the light source module and a heat dissipation gas; and
two connectors respectively having embedded portions partially embedded in the two end covers while exposed portions outside the end covers, wherein a fluorescent layer covers both the light source and the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,969,063

FILAMENT AND LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM OLED GmbH, Regensb...

1. A filament comprising:a plurality of strings comprising radiation-emitting semiconductor chips electrically connected in series; and
a plurality of contact structures to contact the strings, wherein the contact structures electrically connect to semiconductor chips at ends of the strings such that the strings are electrically drivable via the contact structures, wherein
the filament is configured such that the strings are electrically drivable at least separately from one another via the contact structures,
the strings comprise different numbers of semiconductor chips, and
all of the semiconductor chips of the filament are arranged along a common line.

US Pat. No. 10,969,062

MONITORING SYSTEM FOR A SECTION OR A COMPONENT OF A PIPELINE FOR THE TRANSPORT OF HYDROCARBONS IN A HAZARD SITE

Mauro Odori

1. A system for monitoring a section or a component of a transport line for hydrocarbons, situated in a hazard and/or limited access site, including: means for detecting deformation (102, 2) of said section (1) of the line or component in an installation area; a computerized central unit (3) provided with an interface for said means for detecting deformation (102,2) and connected thereto to receive data about the deformation of said section (1) of the line or component; means for remote transmission of data (4) connected to said computerized central unit (3) and a remote communication line (5) to transmit said images or filming to one or more operating stations or remote users authorized to monitor said line for the transport of hydrocarbons; a stand-alone solar electric generator (10), connected to said means for detecting deformation (102,2), central unit (3) and means for remote transmission (4), aimed at providing them with power needed for their operation, wherein said section (1) of the line includes pieces (1a, 1b) connected to one another by means of at least one interconnection junction (21), mounted n a region of an interruption of said section (1) with interposition of elastic elements (22a, 22b).

US Pat. No. 10,969,061

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECONDARY CONTAINMENT OF PRODUCTS CONVEYED BY PIPELINE TRANSPORT

1. A system for containing a fluid leaked from a pipeline comprising:a flexible, impermeable liner comprising a coated substrate and disposed to extend along a trench for enveloping the pipeline deployed therein; and
separating means disposed between the pipeline and the liner for containing the fluid therein; wherein
the liner prevents migration of the fluid into the trench by flowing the fluid laterally within the liner; and
the liner defines a containment channel extending along the length of the trench, and accommodates a slotted pipe extending along the length of the containment channel for receiving the fluid therein.

US Pat. No. 10,969,060

FLOW CONTROL AND GAS METERING PROCESS

SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC, ...

1. A method for metering a first gas flow, the method comprising:determining, at a gas density meter, a gas density of a first gas flowing through a first flow controller;
notifying, the first flow controller, via a first signal from the gas density meter a first flow rate of the first gas flowing through the first flow controller to cause a sooter nozzle to create a predetermined soot output for depositing soot into a casting wheel;
determining a second flow rate of a second gas flowing through a second flow controller;
notifying the second flow controller via a second signal the second flow rate of the second gas; and
adjusting, by a control module, the first gas flow and the second gas flow simultaneously based on the first signal and the second signal to maintain a preset gas flow ratio for the first gas flowing through the first flow controller and a preset gas flow rate for the second gas flowing through the second flow controller to create the predetermined soot output for depositing soot into the casting wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,969,059

LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ITS OPERATION

SKF LUBRICATION SYSTEMS G...

1. A lubricant distribution system comprising:at least one lubricant pump,
at least one metering device for distributing metered amounts of lubricant to consumption points,
a sensor unit including at least one sensor element configured to detect at least one operating parameter of the metering device and to generate signals based on the operating parameter, and
at least one programmable control unit configured to receive the signals from the sensor unit and to control the lubricant pump based on the number of signals received from the sensor unit.

US Pat. No. 10,969,058

CONTINUOUS SUPPLY PRECISION MINIMUM QUANTITY LUBRICATION PUMP SUPPORTING DIFFERENT LUBRICATION CONDITIONS

QINGDAO UNIVERSITY OF TEC...

1. A continuous supply precision minimum quantity lubrication pump supporting different lubrication conditions, comprising a pump system, a gas source processor, a driving system, an oil cup, a water pump, a two-position three-way solenoid valve, a water tank and an emulsion storage tank;wherein the pump system comprises a pump body, an oil inlet cavity is formed in the upper side of the pump body, the oil inlet cavity is connected with two piston cylinders arranged in the pump body in parallel, a piston cylinder inlet is formed in the back side of each piston cylinder, a piston cylinder outlet is formed in the front side of each piston cylinder, the piston cylinder inlet is connected with a piston device, the piston cylinder outlet is connected with a pump body output hole through an oil passage connection horizontal hole on the lower side, the back side of the pump body output hole is connected with a water hole, the right side of the pump body output hole is connected with a pump body gas source inlet, a pump core is installed in the pump body output hole, the pump core is provided with a mixing cavity, double-ended helical guiding protrusions are distributed in the inner wall of the mixing cavity, the mixing cavity is axially hermetically connected with the water hole, a pump body overflow valve control hole is formed in the right side of the oil passage connection horizontal hole, and the pump body overflow valve control hole is connected with an oil passage overflow valve;
the driving system is fixed to the back side of the pump body through a connecting bolt, the driving system comprises a driving box body, and an inner groove cam, a cam shaft, a driving pinion and a stepping motor I, which are installed in the box body; the stepping motor I is installed and located through a motor fixing side plate on the left side of the driving box body, the driving pinion is installed in cooperation with a motor shaft of the stepping motor I, the inner groove cam is installed on the cam shaft and is engaged with the driving pinion, and two piston devices that alternately reciprocate are further connected to the inner groove cam for cooperation;
the water pump is installed in the driving box body and is sealed at one end by the box body, the water pump comprises a water pump body and a water pump end cover, the water pump end cover is installed on the left side of the water pump body to seal the other end of the water pump, a water pump input joint is connected to the back side of the water pump body, the water pump input joint is connected with a pump cavity through a water pump input port, the pump cavity is connected with a water pump output joint on the front side of the water pump through a water pump output port, a driving gear and a driven gear are installed in the pump cavity, the driving gear is located on the lower side of the driven gear and is driven by a stepping motor II, the pump cavity is sealed by a water pump sealing ring, the water pump output port is also connected with a water pump overflow valve control port on the upper side of the water pump body, the water pump overflow valve control port is connected with a water pump overflow valve, and a drain port is further formed in the left side of the water pump overflow valve control port;
the gas source processor is connected with the pump body gas source inlet through a bidirectional joint;
the oil cup is connected with the oil inlet cavity of the pump body through an oil cup joint; and
the water tank and the emulsion storage tank are connected with the two-position three-way solenoid valve, and the two-position three-way solenoid valve is connected with a water input joint of the driving box body.

US Pat. No. 10,969,057

CANTILEVER DEVICE AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEM THEREOF

MODERNSOLID INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A cantilever device, the cantilever device comprising:a top support comprising two top-support ends arranged oppositely to each other and a pivot located between the two top-support ends;
a force adjustment device comprising two ends arranged oppositely to each other and one of the ends is pivoted to the pivot of the top support; and
a hydraulic system comprising an adjustment brace with a top surface and two track surfaces connecting the top surface and spaced apart, an adjustment bolt, and a slider with a first slider portion and a second slider portion,
wherein an end cap, which is with an opening and a securing groove, is fastened to the top surface of the adjustment brace,
wherein the adjustment brace passes through the opening of the end cap and is secured in the securing groove of the end cap,
wherein the first slider portion of the slider is movably fixed to two track slots of the adjustment brace, each track slot located on the track surfaces respectively, wherein the second slider portion of the slider is fixed to the other end of the force adjustment device, wherein the adjustment bolt adjusts the first slider portion along the track slots.

US Pat. No. 10,969,056

ADJUSTABLE MOUNTING BRACKET

1. An adjustable mounting bracket, applied for mounting a display device, wherein the adjustable mounting bracket comprises:a wall panel, wherein the wall panel comprises a first fixing rod, a second fixing rod, and a connecting plate member fixedly coupled to the first fixing rod and the second fixing rod;
a plurality of extending rods detachably coupled to the wall panel, wherein the plurality of extending rods are configured to adjust a length of the adjustable mounting bracket;
two limiting structures arranged on the wall panel, wherein two receiving spaces are formed by the two limiting structures and the wall panel, the plurality of extending rods are engaged with the two limiting structures and received in the two receiving spaces, and the two limiting structures are configured to guide the plurality of extending rods to slide in the two receiving spaces;
a plurality of mounting structures, wherein the plurality of extending rods are detachably coupled to at least one of the first fixing rod and the second fixing rod by the plurality of mounting structures;
two reinforcing members, wherein each of the two reinforcing members has a non-straight configuration and is located between a lower end of the first fixing rod and an upper end of the second fixing rod, each of the two reinforcing members comprises two opposite holding portions and a supporting portion arranged between the two opposite holding portions, each of the two opposite holding portions of each of the two reinforcing members defines an aligning hole, each of the first fixing rod and the second fixing rod defines a through hole, each of the plurality of extending rods defines a locking hole, and one of the plurality of mounting structures sequentially passes through the aligning hole defined by one of the two opposite holding portions of one of the two reinforcing members and the through hole defined by one of the first fixing rod and the second fixing rod and is locked in the locking hole defined by one of the plurality of extending rods.

US Pat. No. 10,969,055

DIRECT FLAME IMPINGEMENT SHIELD

1. A direct flame impingement shield comprising:a barrier tube configured to be placed within an inner diameter of a fire tube of a heater treater;
a tapered end portion on a back end of the barrier tube;
a flared end portion on a front end of the barrier tube;
a cross member internally positioned towards the front end of the barrier tube; and
a leveling member externally positioned towards the back end of the barrier tube.

US Pat. No. 10,969,054

TUBE SHIELDING SYSTEM

1. A tube shielding system comprising:a tube having an outer surface;
a protective barrier secured to the outer surface of the tube, the protective barrier consisting essentially of:
an inner non-permeable layer secured to the outer surface of the tube;
an insulating layer secured to the inner non-permeably layer;
a pest control layer secured to the insulating layer, the pest control layer is composed of sand material; and
an outer non-permeable layer;
wherein the insulating layer is disposed between the pest control layer and the inner non-permeable layer; and
wherein the pest control layer is disposed between the outer non-permeable layer and the insulating layer;
wherein pests are prevented from accessing the tube through the pest control layer.

US Pat. No. 10,969,053

LEAD PIPE SPUDDING PRIOR TO EXTRACTION OR REMEDIATION

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A method comprising:placing a first wire rope having a first diameter and comprising a series of beads with increasing diameter into a ductile pipe, wherein the series of beads is disposed on a first side of a collapsed section of the pipe, the collapsed section having an effective diameter; and
pulling the wire rope through the collapsed section of pipe such that the series of beads enter the collapsed section in order of increasing diameter;
with more than one of the series of beads, upsizing the effective diameter of the collapsed section.

US Pat. No. 10,969,052

PIPE FITTINGS HAVING INTEGRATED THERMOPLASTIC WITH IMPROVED MELT-FLOW CHARACTERISTICS FOR CURED IN PLACE PIPE SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Infrastructure Technologi...

1. An uncured fitting for use with a CIPP having needle punched tubular substrate including a plurality of integrated thermoplastic fibers, said tubular substrate constructed of multiple overlapping layers that aren't attached one to another, said uncured fitting comprised of a fitting substrate having a tubular extension joined with a flange at an interface, said fitting substrate constructed of plurality of carbon fibers, aramid fibers and thermoplastic fibers needle punched together, wherein said fitting substrate is curable upon the application of blown air at approximately 380-470° F., at a pressure of approximately 5-20 psi, for approximately 5 to 90 minutes, and wherein said tubular substrate and said fitting substrate are chemically and structurally bonded upon curing.

US Pat. No. 10,969,051

TOP HAT LINER HAVING INTEGRATED THERMOPLASTIC WITH IMPROVED MELT-FLOW CHARACTERISTICS FOR CONNECTION OF MAIN AND LATERAL PIPES IN CURED IN PLACE PIPE SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Infrastructure Tecnologie...

1. An uncured top hat for use with a cured in place pipe (CIPP) having needle punched tubular substrate including a plurality of integrated thermoplastic fibers, said tubular substrate constructed of multiple overlapping layers that aren't attached one to another, said uncured top hat comprised of a top hat substrate having a tubular portion joined with a planar portion at an interface, said top hat substrate constructed of plurality of carbon fibers, aramid fibers and thermoplastic fibers needle punched together, wherein said top hat substrate is curable upon the application of blown air at approximately 380-470° F., at a pressure of approximately 5-20 psi, for approximately 5 to 90 minutes, and wherein said tubular substrate and said top hat substrate are chemically and structurally bonded upon curing.

US Pat. No. 10,969,050

AIR PRESSURE ATTENUATION DEVICE

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A positive air pressure attenuation device—specifically adapted for use in a drainage system of a building for draining at least draining liquid material, the device comprising:a housing including a structure for connecting the housing to the drainage system and being associated to a pipe—with an inlet, an outlet, and an inner central portion located within the housing between said inlet and outlet, said inner central portion forming a channel for conducting draining liquid material from the inlet towards the outlet, said channel having a central axis (A); and
an elastic flexible inflatable reservoir associated to the inner central portion of the pipe, the reservoir being operable on a positive air pressure transient within the drainage system, said flexible reservoir defining a reservoir chamber with a variable inflatable volume, said flexible reservoir being at least partly made to withstand a positive air pressure transient of at least 5,000 Pa,
whereby the housing forms an external casing covering at least partly the flexible reservoir and having at least one air passageway adapted for ensuring at least the portion of the flexible reservoir located into the housing to be in contact with atmospheric air during operation of the device,
whereby the inner central portion of the pipe has a wall portion extending within the reservoir chamber, said wall portion being provided with a plurality of openings forming passages between the channel and the reservoir chamber, said wall portion defining a total closed surface within the reservoir chamber and a total open surface between the channel and the reservoir chamber,
whereby said plurality of openings comprises: (a) one or more than one lower elongated opening(s) located in the inner central portion adjacent to the outlet, said one or more lower elongated opening(s) having a portion with an axis (B) substantially parallel to the central axis (A) of the inner central portion, and (b) one or more than one upper opening(s), advantageously upper elongated opening(s), located in the inner central portion adjacent to the inlet, said plurality of openings defining a total open surface such that the ratio total open surface of the openings/total closed surface of the wall is comprised from 1:100 to 1:4.

US Pat. No. 10,969,049

FLUID DAMPER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fluid damper comprising:a body defining a fluid chamber and a first opening configured to receive pressurized fluid into the fluid chamber, wherein the body is formed by a first cover and a second cover joined along an axial direction; and
a damping device suspended inside the fluid chamber and configured to damp fluid pressure pulsations, the damping device being constrained by a peripheral edge thereof to the body, wherein the damping device divides the fluid chamber into first and second sub-chambers,
wherein the first cover has a first wall portion into which a second wall portion of the second cover is received, a hermetic seal being formed between the first and second wall portions of the first and second covers,
wherein the second cover has a terminal edge lying to the inside of the first wall portion of the first cover, the terminal edge being segmented into a plurality of fingers that cooperate with a ledge surface of the first cover to pinch the peripheral edge of the damping device, and
wherein the second cover is provided as a continuous material sheet to include:
an end wall axially spaced from the damping device by the second sub-chamber,
the second wall portion, which extends from a radially outer part of the end wall and along an interior side of the first wall portion of the first cover, and
the plurality of fingers, each of which extends inward from the second wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,969,048

ELECTRICALLY HEATED TUBING BUNDLE

Dekoron Unitherm LLC, Ca...

1. An electrically heated tubing bundle, comprising:one or more tubes configured to allow a fluid to flow therethrough; and
an electrical resistance heater comprising:
a plurality of heater wires each having a predetermined electrical resistance, the heater wires extending along at least a portion of the one or more tubes;
one or more power wires connected to a power supply; and
a connection system having a plurality of input and power leads at a power side of the connection system and a plurality of output and return leads at a probe side of the connection system,
wherein the one or more power wires are connected to respective power and input leads,
wherein each heater wire is configured for selective electrical connection to an input and power lead and an output and return lead which form lead pairs for each heater wire, such that a plurality of different circuit configurations for the electrical resistance heater are provided based on electrical connections between the heater wires and the lead pairs, and
wherein one or more heater wires of the plurality of heater wires has an electrical resistance different than an electrical resistance of another heater wire of the plurality of heater wires.

US Pat. No. 10,969,047

ELECTRICAL CONDUIT FITTING AND ASSEMBLY

Quick Fitting Holding Com...

1. A fitting assembly, comprising:a fitting body comprising an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface defines a cavity extending along an axis through the fitting body, wherein the fitting body further comprises a first segment separated from a second segment by a radially extending tube stop, wherein the first segment comprises an axially inner portion extending axially and radially outwardly from the tube stop, an axially outer portion and first, second, third, fourth and fifth axially intermediate portions, wherein the first axially intermediate portion extends axially outwardly from the axially inner portion to a radially extending ledge, wherein the second axially intermediate portion extends axially outwardly from the radially extending ledge to a radially inwardly extending support, wherein the radially extending support comprises a support edge, wherein the third axially intermediate portion extends axially and radially outwardly from the support edge to a radially outwardly extending rampart, wherein the fourth axially intermediate portion extends axially outwardly from the rampart to a radially inwardly extending step, wherein the fifth axially intermediate portion extends axially outwardly from the radially inwardly extending step to a radially inwardly extending lip, and wherein the axially outer portion of the first segment extends axially outwardly from the radially inwardly extending lip;
a sealing ring maintained within the second axially intermediate portion;
a fastening ring maintained within the fourth axially intermediate portion; and
a release pusher maintained in sliding engagement with the axially outer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,969,046

GAS VENTING PIPE

13. A method of venting gas from a liquefied gas driven vehicle having a forward tiltable cab, which method comprises:providing a gas venting pipe in fluid communication with at least one of an engine and a fuel tank of the vehicle, wherein the gas venting pipe comprises a first pipe section mounted to a chassis of the vehicle, a second pipe section mounted to a rear wall of the forward tiltable cab, and a flexible magnet connection adapted to releasably interconnect the first and second pipe sections; and
venting gas from at least one of the engine and the fuel tank to the ambient via the gas venting pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,969,045

SHOWERHEAD ADAPTER

1. A shower head adapter comprising:a body part having a flow channel penetrating a first side and a second side of the body part, wherein the first side of the body part connects to an inner circumferential surface of an inlet side of a main shower head body and the second side of the body part connects to a hose, and having a first circular groove formed along an outer circumferential surface of the body part;
a main body connecting part sharing the flow channel with the body part, and having an end portion of the main body connecting part protruding inwardly from an inner circumferential surface of the main body connecting part, wherein a part of the inner circumferential surface of the main body connecting part is coupled to an outer circumferential surface of the inlet side of the main shower head body; and
a snap ring inserted into the first circular groove and having an outer circumferential surface of the snap ring formed to have a diameter that is larger than a diameter of a protruding inner circumferential surface of the main body connecting part to prevent the main body connecting part from escaping from the body part when force acts from the second side to the first side of the body part.

US Pat. No. 10,969,044

CLAMP ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Ideal Clamp Products, Inc...

1. A clamp assembly comprising:a band having an inner face,
a tensioner adapted to apply a tensioning force to the band, and
an annular spring liner comprising:
a pair of shoulders adapted to abut the inner face of the band, and
a central contact portion of smaller inner circumference than the pair of shoulders,
wherein, when the annular spring liner is viewed in cross-section in the absence of the tensioning force, (i) the shoulders are linear and (ii) the central contact portion includes a linear section that runs parallel to the shoulders; and
wherein the annular spring liner is adapted to deflect elastically to decrease a gap between the central contact portion of the annular spring liner and the inner face of the band when the tensioning force is applied to the band.

US Pat. No. 10,969,043

CONDUCTIVE INSERT FOR GASKET

1. A gasket for providing an electrically conductive connection between two pipes, the gasket having an inner radial surface and an outer radial surface, and comprising:(a) a resilient sealing bulb;
(b) a rigid gasket heel connected to the sealing bulb, the gasket heel comprising a groove on the outer radial surface and a retainer on the outer radial surface opposite the sealing bulb; and
(c) a plurality of conductive bodies, each forming a majority of the surface of the groove; wherein said gasket conducts at least about 300 A (5 min).

US Pat. No. 10,969,042

MAGNETIC CONNECTING MEMBER, IN PARTICULAR FOR PIPE FLANGES

Petr Cuber, Havirov-Zivo...

1. A magnetic connecting member for pipe flanges, intended for interconnecting channel ends conveying gaseous or liquid medium, the channels are located in a pipeline and/or a vessel the magnetic connecting member comprising two connecting plates of nonmagnetic material, the connecting plates are fastened to each other and are arranged as counterparts with mutually aligned passages and mutually contiguous front surfaces, the connecting plates are provided with polarized magnets, the magnets of the interconnected connecting plates being located in opposed mating position against each other the opposite magnets having identical polarization, the magnets are placed in pits made in the back sides of each of these connecting plates, and the magnets are covered with clamps of magnetic material to prevent unwanted release of the magnets from the connecting plates, wherein the magnet is inserted into and contacts bottom of the pit, the bottom of the pit is equipped with at least one passage channel to facilitate penetration of a magnetic field and to facilitate removal of the magnet in the case of disassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,969,041

CONNECTOR FOR PNEUMATIC CIRCUIT

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A connector for a pneumatic circuit, comprising:a connector body in which an end portion of a tube is inserted;
a sealing member disposed inside the connector body and maintaining sealing between the end portion of the tube and the connector body; and
an air vent aperture bored through the connector body between an inner surface of the connector body and an outer surface of the connector body,
wherein when air that leaks from a gap between the connector body and the end portion of the tube inserted into the connector body flows into the air vent aperture and passes through the aperture, an edge tone alarm sound is generated, and
wherein the air vent aperture extends from the inner surface of the connector body to an upper end face of the connector body in an inclined direction.

US Pat. No. 10,969,040

AUTONOMOUS CONNECTION EVALUATION AND AUTOMATED SHOULDER DETECTION FOR TUBULAR MAKEUP

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A method of connecting a first threaded tubular to a second threaded tubular, comprising:engaging the threads of the tubulars;
rotating the first tubular relative to the second tubular to makeup a threaded connection;
during makeup of the threaded connection:
measuring time;
measuring torque applied to the connection; and
measuring turns of the first tubular; and
using a controller for:
evaluating at least one of the measured turns, the measured torque, and the measured time for discontinuities, wherein at least one discontinuity exists in at least one of the measured turns, the measured torque, and the measured time;
plotting the measured torque against the measured turns to create a torque-turns curve, wherein the at least one discontinuity is present in the torque-turns curve;
correcting the at least one of the measured turns, the measured torque, and the measured time to eliminate the at least one discontinuity and to smooth the torque-turns curve; and
accepting or rejecting the connection based on the evaluation.

US Pat. No. 10,969,038

PENETRATION SEAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An apparatus for forming a penetration seal on a heating system component comprising:a tubular base plate assembly having a lower surface connected to the heating system component, an upper surface, and a plurality of extensions extending therefrom,
a tubular seal plate assembly positioned above the tubular base plate assembly upper surface having a mating surface facing the tubular base plate assembly upper surface with a plurality of grooves therein,
a sealing material within the grooves,
a tubular hub assembly positioned above the tubular seal plate assembly,
a plurality of fasteners to connect the tubular seal plate assembly to the tubular hub assembly, and
a plurality of external brackets to connect the tubular seal plate assembly to the tubular base plate assembly to secure the tubular seal plate assembly to the heating system component,
wherein the sealing material forms a first gasket between the tubular seal plate assembly and the tubular base plate assembly, and
wherein each of the external brackets is joined to one of the plurality of tubular base plate assembly extensions, so that the external brackets and the tubular base plate assembly are integral.

US Pat. No. 10,969,037

PROTECTIVE BUNDLE ROUTING GROMMET FOR WIDE RANGE PANEL THICKNESS

HellermannTyton Corporati...

1. A grommet assembly configured to be disposed within an aperture in a panel having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the grommet assembly comprising:a first grommet piece configured to contact the first surface of the panel, wherein the first grommet piece defines a first opening configured to surround the aperture, a pair of first cable tie slots adjacent the first opening, and a pair of second cable tie slots on a side of the first opening opposite the pair of first cable tie slots; and
a second grommet piece configured to contact the second surface of the panel, wherein the second grommet piece defines a second opening configured to surround the aperture, the second grommet piece further defining a pair of third cable tie slots adjacent the second opening and aligned with the pair of first cable tie slots, and a pair of fourth cable tie slots on a side of the second opening opposite the pair of third cable tie slots and aligned with the pair of second cable tie slots, wherein the pair of first cable tie slots and the pair of third cable tie slots are configured to receive a first cable tie, and wherein the pair of second cable tie slots and the pair of fourth cable tie slots are configured to receive a second cable tie,
wherein the first grommet piece is configured to be secured to the second grommet piece by the first cable tie received within the pair of first cable tie slots and the pair of third cable tie slots, wherein the first grommet piece is further configured to be secured to the second grommet piece by the second cable tie received within the pair of second cable tie slots and the pair of fourth cable tie slots, wherein the grommet assembly is configured for sandwiching the panel between the first grommet piece and the second grommet piece thereby securing the grommet assembly to the panel, wherein the first and second cable ties each have an elongate tail defining a plurality of serrations.

US Pat. No. 10,969,036

HIGH FLOW MULTI-WAY PISTON VALVE FOR DEPOSITION SYSTEMS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A valve assembly suitable for use with a process chamber, comprising:a valve body configured to surround a bore aligned with a central axis, wherein the valve body includes an inlet, a first outlet, and a second outlet, wherein at least one of the first outlet and the second outlet exiting into the process chamber;
the valve body configured to surround a travel space adjacent to the bore and aligned with the central axis, wherein a diameter of the travel space is larger than a diameter of the bore;
a piston having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section is configured to have a first flow path, and wherein the second section is configured to have a second flow path;
a piston adapter coupled to the piston and configured for movement within the travel space, wherein linear movement of the piston adapter is translated to linear movement of the piston;
a linear motion actuator adapted to couple with the piston adapter and configured to control the linear movement of the piston adapter through the travel space and the linear movement of the piston through the bore between a first position and a second position, the piston configured to be fully positioned within the bore when pushed through to an end of the bore,
wherein in the first position the first section of the piston is aligned with the inlet such that fluid flows from the inlet to the first outlet via the first flow path,
wherein in the second position the second section of the piston is aligned with the inlet such that fluid flows from the inlet to the second outlet via the second flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,969,035

REDUNDANT VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A redundant control system for a vehicle comprising:one or more actuator housings;
a plurality of actuator pistons including first and second actuator pistons disposed within first and second fluid chambers of the one or more actuator housings, each of the plurality of actuator pistons mechanically coupled to one another and a common output device;
a plurality of primary stages coupled to the one or more actuator housings, each of the primary stages operatively coupled to move a respective actuator piston of the plurality of actuator pistons relative to at least one of the one or more actuator housings,
wherein at least one of the plurality of primary stages comprises a pressure source, a servo valve and a bypass valve, the bypass valve configured to regulate fluid communication between the pressure source, the servo valve, and the second fluid chamber, the bypass valve comprising:
a frame comprising a bore;
a spool residing within the bore of the frame, the spool configured to transition between an active state, where the servo valve is in fluid communication with the pressure source, and a bypass state, where the servo valve is isolated from the pressure source; and
a pilot valve in fluid communication with the second fluid chamber of the one or more actuator housings, the pilot valve actuatable in response to movement of the first actuator piston when the bypass valve is in the bypass state, the pilot valve comprising a stem configured to project into the bore of the frame and bear against the spool when the pilot valve is actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,969,034

INFLATION ELECTRIC VALVE WITH MANUAL OVERRIDE

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An inflation valve, comprising:a valve defining main and command cavities and comprising first and second valve portions and a valve seat defining an outlet;
a poppet disposed in the main cavity and comprising first and second rods extending therefrom and a piston, wherein the first rod engages with the first valve portion, the second rod extends through the valve seat and the second valve portion to an exterior of the valve and the piston is coupled with the second rod and is disposed in the command cavity; and
a solenoid valve to normally prevent main cavity-command cavity fluid flow to engage the poppet with the valve seat by fluid pressure acting on the poppet in the main cavity and to permit the main cavity-command cavity fluid flow when energized to disengage the poppet from the valve seat by balanced fluid pressure acting on the poppet in the main cavity and on the piston in the command cavity to permit main cavity-outlet fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,969,033

PROPORATIONAL FLOW CONTROL VALVE WITH AN INTEGRATED PRESSURE COMPENSATOR AND FEATURES FOR FLOW FORCE REDUCTION

Sun Hydraulics, LLC, Sar...

1. A valve comprising:a pressure compensation spool configured to be subjected to a first fluid force of fluid received at an inlet port of the valve acting on the pressure compensation spool in a proximal direction to move the pressure compensation spool in the proximal direction and allow fluid to flow from the inlet port to a bypass port of the valve;
a sleeve disposed partially within the pressure compensation spool, wherein the sleeve has a cavity therein and has at least one throttling cross-hole;
a throttling spool disposed in the cavity of the sleeve and configured to be axially movable therein, wherein the throttling spool blocks the at least one throttling cross-hole when the valve is unactuated; and
a pressure compensation chamber, wherein when the valve is actuated, the throttling spool moves in the proximal direction to form a throttling flow area between a distal end face of the throttling spool and an edge of the at least one throttling cross-hole, allowing fluid flow from the inlet port to the pressure compensation chamber through the throttling flow area, thereby causing a second fluid force to be applied on the pressure compensation spool in a distal direction by fluid in the pressure compensation chamber, such that the pressure compensation spool moves in the distal direction to form a pressure compensation flow area that allows fluid flow therethrough from the pressure compensation chamber to a priority port of the valve, thereby allowing fluid received at the inlet port to be apportioned between the bypass port and the priority port.

US Pat. No. 10,969,032

SOLENOID VALVE FOR CONTROLLING THE BRAKING PRESSURE OF A WHEEL BRAKE AND TOOL FOR PRODUCING ITS VALVE ELEMENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A solenoid valve for controlling a braking pressure of a wheel brake of a slip-controllable hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle, comprising:an armature;
a valve insert;
a valve seat;
a valve element arranged at least partially in the valve insert in a longitudinally displaceable manner and configured to cooperate with the valve seat, the valve element arranged between the armature and the valve seat, configured to be actuated by an electromagnetic actuator in a closing direction relative to the valve seat, and operatively connected to the armature; and
a spring device configured to load the valve element with a force component acting in an opening direction relative to the valve seat when the valve element is in an installed position,
wherein the valve element includes a plurality of protrusions that protrude from an end face of the valve element facing the armature,
wherein each protrusion of the plurality of protrusions defines a point of contact with the armature, and
wherein a height of each protrusion is based on a surface unevenness of at least one of the armature and the end face such that the plurality of protrusions compensates for the surface unevenness.

US Pat. No. 10,969,031

MOVABLE VALVE CORE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE COMPRISING THE SAME

Xiamen Koge Micro Tech Co...

1. A movable valve core, comprising a cylindrical core body (1) defining a central axis, a leading head (2) fixed to the core body (1) removably, and a water-proof valve membrane (3) sandwiched between the core body (1) and the leading head (2), wherein a mounting hole (4) is axially formed in the core body (1), and a connector (5) for projecting into the mounting hole (4) extends axially from the bottom of the leading head (2), and the connector (5) is fixed into the mounting hole (4);wherein the connector (5) is provided with a flexible notch (12) open axially and radially, thereby dividing the connector (5) into a plurality of flexible petals (11), and
wherein the connector (5) comprises a first shaft section (7) formed axially and integrally with the leading head (2) and connected with the bottom of the leading head (2), a second shaft section (8) formed axially and integrally with the first shaft section (7) and a third shaft section (9) formed axially and integrally with the second shaft section (8), and wherein the flexible notch (12) is formed in the third shaft section (9), and the diameters of the third shaft section (9), the second shaft section (8) and the first shaft section (7) are reduced in sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,969,030

BUSHING HAVING A SHAFT SEAL

Fisher Controls Internati...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a fluid valve body including a first flange;
a flow control member within the fluid valve body;
a valve shaft disposed in the fluid valve body and including a second flange;
a washer; and
a bushing disposed on the valve shaft between the valve shaft and the fluid valve body, the bushing including a first groove disposed on an inner surface of the bushing and a second groove disposed on an outer surface of the bushing, a first seal disposed in the first groove to seal against the valve shaft and a second seal disposed in the second groove to seal against the valve body, the first flange disposed on a first end of the bushing, the washer disposed adjacent to the first flange, the second flange disposed adjacent to the washer, the second flange disposed closer to the flow control member than the washer, the washer disposed closer to the flow control member than the first flange, the first flange closer to the flow control member than the bushing.

US Pat. No. 10,969,029

LOW PARTICLE PROTECTED FLAPPER VALVE

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

19. A method of opening a flapper valve, comprising:positioning a first flapper in an open position, the first flapper having a first seal thereon;
positioning a second flapper in the open position, the first second flapper overlapping with the first flapper in the open position, wherein the second flapper includes a second seal which is positioned in contact with the first flapper and surrounding the first seal in the open position;
flowing an ionized or radicalized gas through the flapper valve while the first flapper and the second flapper are in the open position;
closing the second flapper after flowing the ionized or radicalized gas through the flapper valve; andclosing the first flapper after closing the second flapper.

US Pat. No. 10,969,028

SHROUDED VALVE ASSEMBLY

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A shrouded valve assembly comprising:a valve comprising a valve pipe with a valve channel, and a valve member in the valve channel which is operable to regulate a flow of fluid through the valve channel;
a valve shroud which shrouds the valve pipe and provides a valve shroud chamber between the valve pipe and the valve shroud; and
a first shrouded pipe assembly comprising an inlet pipe which is in fluid communication with an inlet end of the valve channel, and an inlet pipe shroud which shrouds the inlet pipe and provides an inlet pipe shroud chamber between the inlet pipe and the inlet pipe shroud, the inlet pipe shroud chamber being in fluid communication with an inlet end of the valve shroud chamber;
a second shrouded pipe assembly comprising an outlet pipe which is in fluid communication with an outlet end of the valve channel, and an outlet pipe shroud which shrouds the outlet pipe and provides an outlet pipe shroud chamber between the outlet pipe and the outlet pipe shroud, the outlet pipe shroud chamber being in fluid communication with an outlet end of the valve shroud chamber;
wherein the inlet pipe shroud is connected to the valve shroud by a first connection,
wherein the outlet pipe shroud is connected to the valve shroud by a second connection,
wherein the inlet pipe is connected to the valve pipe by a third connection,
wherein the outlet pipe is connected to the valve pipe by a fourth connection,
wherein the fourth connection is more flexible than both the first connection and the second connection,
wherein the fourth connection comprises a first floating connector, which comprises a first tube, and a second floating connector, which comprises at least a second tube,
wherein the first tube is within the second tube and separated therefrom by a resilient O-ring which forms a seal between the first tube and the second tube and permits the first tube and the second tube to move axially relative to each other,
wherein the second floating connector is configured to permit the second tube and the outlet pipe to move axially relative to each other, and
wherein the first tube is removably connected to the valve pipe and the resilient O-ring is disposed on an outer radial surface of the first tube.

US Pat. No. 10,969,027

VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES

1. A valve stem assembly, comprising: a deformable and compressible partially wedge-shaped compression sleeve configured to be partially insertable with force through a container wall opening from an exterior side of the container wall through to an interior side the container wall, the compression sleeve having, a first end having a first flange of a first diameter, the first diameter being greater than a diameter of the container wall opening, a second flange adjacent to the first flange having a second diameter equal to the diameter of the container wall opening, a compression sleeve wedge having a top adjacent to the second flange having a third diameter, the third diameter being greater than the container wall opening, the compression sleeve wedge extending to a compression sleeve wedge bottom having a fourth diameter, the fourth diameter being smaller than the container wall opening, and a bore extending from the first end to the second end, a first valve stem portion extending partially through the bore, the valve stem having an interior and an exterior including an exterior valve stem threads; a valve core mounted in the valve stem interior; an exteriorly accessible nut engageable with the exterior stem threads of a second valve stem portion, wherein the compression sleeve is configured to be exteriorly inserted through the container wall opening by application of force sufficient to deform and compress the compression sleeve to allow passage of the second end of the compression sleeve until a bottom edge of the first flange is adjacent to the container exterior side; and wherein movement of the exterior accessible nut on the stem threads clamps the first flange on the exterior of the container wall and moves the compression sleeve wedge to expand and seal against the interior of the container wall.

US Pat. No. 10,969,026

VALVE DEVICE

KYB CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A valve device comprising left and right travel control valve units configured to control a flow of a working fluid supplied from a fluid pressure pump to left and right travel motors, whereineach of the left and right travel control valve units includes:
a spool configured to be moved in an axial direction on the basis of a travel operation instruction; and
a valve body slidably accommodating the spool;
the valve body has:
a supply passage to which the working fluid discharged from the fluid pressure pump is supplied;
an actuator passage communicating with the travel motor;
a discharge passage communicating with a tank;
a lead-out passage leading the working fluid supplied from the supply passage to the actuator passage; and
a communication path causing the lead-out passages of the left and right travel control valve units to communicate with each other;
the spool has:
a lead-out side land portion which is a land portion configured to cause communication or shut-off of the communication between the lead-out passage and the communication path, the lead-out side land portion being capable of shutting off the lead-out passage by an outer peripheral surface thereof;
a discharge-side land portion which is the land portion configured to cause communication or shut-off of the communication between the actuator passage and the discharge passage, the discharge-side land portion being capable of shutting off the discharge passage by the outer peripheral surface thereof;
a discharge portion provided at least either one of the lead-out side land portion and the discharge-side land portion and configured to discharge a part of the working fluid led from the supply passage to the lead-out passage to the discharge passage at a movement initial stage thereof when the spool is moved to one from the neutral position; and
a communication portion provided on the lead-out side land portion and configured to cause the lead-out passage and the communication path to communicate with each other at a movement final stage thereof when the spool is moved to the one from the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,969,025

DIAPHRAGM MEMBER AND DIAPHRAGM VALVE PROVIDED WITH DIAPHRAGM MEMBER

ADVANCE DENKI KOGYO KABUS...

1. A diaphragm member comprising:a film-like diaphragm of PFA applied to a diaphragm valve configured to flow a liquid, the liquid including at least one of a high-purity chemical liquid and ultrapure water, and
a valve body of fluorine resin,
wherein said diaphragm is formed with a central hole portion at a central portion of the diaphragm, and
said valve body is joined at a base portion of the valve body by laser welding to the central hole portion of said diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,969,024

CONTROL VALVE

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A control valve, comprising:a valve body having an inner space; and
a valve gate, the valve gate movably located inside the inner space, wherein the valve gate has at least one main channel having two valve ports opposite to each other, and each of the valve ports of the main channel consists of a plurality of circular holes being arranged in a straight line and a curved hole having an arc shape and being connected to one of the circular holes that is located at an end of the straight line;
wherein, the control valve having a lower flow rate limit which is greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,969,023

VALVE WITH PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL SEATING

Oil States Energy Service...

1. A valve comprising:a valve body comprising a cavity and an interior bore with a central longitudinal axis;
a flow barrier disposed within said cavity and operable to move between an open position in which the interior bore of the valve body is unobstructed and a closed position in which the flow barrier obstructs the interior bore;
a generally annular recess formed in the valve body;
a seat disposed within said recess adjacent to the interior bore and comprising a first radial surface adjacent to said flow barrier and a second radial surface, the second radial surface being larger than the first radial surface, and a first axial surface at a first axial distance from the central longitudinal axis of the interior bore;
a seat bushing disposed within said recess and comprising a first radial surface;
said seat bushing and seat disposed such that the first radial surface of the seat bushing does not directly contact the seat and every portion of the seat bushing is at an axial distance from the central longitudinal axis of the interior bore that is greater than the first axial distance.

US Pat. No. 10,969,022

DETACHABLE TAP HAVING A SPRING ELEMENT FOR FASTENING AND PRESTRESSING

1. A tap for producing and disconnecting a fluidic connection between at least two connector parts, the tap comprising:at least one connecting and disconnecting element configured to: (i) produce the fluidic connection, and (ii) disconnect the fluidic connection, the connecting and disconnecting element being conical at least in sections and having at least one passage opening configured to produce the fluidic connection,
a manual actuating element configured to rotate the connecting and disconnecting element, the manual actuating element being mechanically coupled to the connecting and disconnecting element,
a main body having at least one connector part and an interior space configured to receive the connecting and disconnecting element, the interior space having a contact surface configured to contact with the connecting and disconnecting element, wherein:
the contact surface is of negative configuration at least in sections with respect to a conical surface component of the connecting and disconnecting element,
at least one spring element is provided for form-fitting fixing the position of the connecting and disconnecting element with respect to the main body, and the spring element is arranged in or on the main body,
the connecting and disconnecting element comprises an extension that adjoins a section of the conical surface component, the section having a diameter that is smaller than the diameter of another section of the conical surface component,
the extension includes a wall, and the at least one spring element or at least one fixing agent impinged by the spring element is configured to contact the wall to produce a tensile force within the connecting and disconnecting element,
the spring element includes at least two elongated components that are connected to each other by a bent component,
the two elongated components are designed as two elongated positioning components and contact the wall for producing a tensile force within the connecting and disconnecting element,
the spring element additionally comprises at least two elongated holding components,
the elongated holding components form the ends of the spring element and are coupled to the main body in a form-fitting or frictionally locking manner,
each positioning component is connected to a holding component via a bent component,
the spring element forms an M-shaped form, and the wrap angle of the radius of the bent component connecting the two positioning components is smaller than the wrap angle of the radius of a bent component, which connects a holding component to a positioning component.

US Pat. No. 10,969,021

GATE SUPPORTS FOR A GATE VALVE

Emerson Vulcan Holding LL...

1. A gate valve assembly comprising:a first body half defining a first process fluid aperture;
a gate movable relative to the first body half;
a gasket seal that extends at least partly around the first process fluid aperture;
a first replaceable ring engaged with the first process fluid aperture and at least partially securing the gasket seal relative to the first body half; and
a second replaceable ring engaged with the first body half around the first process fluid aperture, the second replaceable ring being configured to absorb loading of the gate along a fluid flow axis through the first process fluid aperture,
the first replaceable ring being arranged between the second replaceable ring and the gasket seal along at least part of the first process fluid aperture,
wherein the second replaceable ring includes a mating surface that extends along the first process fluid aperture, and a radial flange that extends from the mating surface to engage the first body half,
wherein the radial flange engages the first body half opposite the first body half from the gasket seal, and
wherein a sealing ring is disposed between the radial flange and the first body half.

US Pat. No. 10,969,020

GATE VALVE WITH VALVE BODY LINER

AUSTRALIAN RUBBER PRODUCT...

1. A knife gate valve, comprising:a valve body having a first body part and a second body part, the first body part and the second body part each having a top surface, the first body part and the second body part each having an interface surface for mating engagement with one another in forming the valve body, and an aperture for coupling to a respective end of a fluid flow conduit, wherein the first body part and the second body part are shaped such that when secured together at the interface surfaces they define a valve gate recess and a flow conduit between the apertures;
a valve gate arranged for reciprocating movement in the valve gate recess between a closed position in which fluid flow through the flow conduit is prevented, and an open position allowing fluid flow past the valve gate;
a valve body insert having a sleeve portion for lining all interior surfaces of the valve gate recess and slideably receiving the valve gate, and an annular body portion integrally formed with the sleeve portion and configured to sit between the apertures in the flow conduit of the valve body and seal against the valve gate in the closed position; and
a gate wiper seal forming a fluid seal against the valve gate and a terminal open end of the sleeve portion in which the gate is received; wherein
the first body part and the second body part together define an enlarged recessed portion at the valve gate recess end remote from the annular body portion and which enlarged recessed portion peripherally surrounds the valve gate; wherein
the sleeve portion of the valve body insert has an enlarged peripherally extending collar portion at and fully surrounding the terminal open end thereof shaped for sealingly seating fully within the enlarged recess portion of the first body part and the second body part substantially flush with an exterior face of the valve body, the enlarged collar portion having an end recess configured for fully accommodating the gate wiper seal within the end recess and substantially flush with the exterior face of the valve body; and wherein
the knife gate valve is constructed and arranged such that any substantial leakage of fluid passing through the flow conduit in normal operation of the knife gate valve is up the sleeve portion of the valve body insert and visible on one or both of the top surfaces of the first body part and the second body part.

US Pat. No. 10,969,019

FLUID CONTROL DEVICE, RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDED WITH CONTROL PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A fluid control device comprising:a fluid control valve provided in a flow path through which fluid flows: and
a control mechanism comprising a processor a memory, and a D/A converter, and configured to control the fluid control valve, wherein
the fluid control valve comprises:
a valve seat surface;
a valve body adapted to contact with and separate from the valve seat surface;
an actuator adapted to drive the valve body; and
a displacement sensor adapted to detect a distance between the valve seat surface and the valve body, and
the control mechanism is configured to execute functions of:
D/A conversion implemented by the D/A converter to output analog voltage corresponding to a digital voltage command signal; and
speed adjustment to, when the valve body is brought close to the valve seat surface while closing the fluid control valve, and the distance detected by the displacement sensor is equal to or less than a predetermined distance, change a setting coefficient for the D/A converter so as to reduce a moving speed of the valve body more than when the distance detected by the displacement sensor is larger than the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,969,018

BOOSTER ASSEMBLY FOR GATE VALVES

Cameron International Cor...

1. A booster assembly, comprising:a booster body configured to removably couple to an actuator body of an actuator of a gate valve;
a booster stem configured to removably couple to an actuator stem of the actuator;
a booster biasing member configured to provide a supplemental force to supplement an actuating force applied by the actuator to drive a gate of the gate valve from an open position to a closed position; and
a release system comprising one or more release devices supported by the booster body, wherein each of the one or more release devices comprises a plug, a meltable component, and a support structure, wherein the plug, the meltable component, and the support structure are supported within a passageway that extends radially through an annular wall of the booster body, and wherein the one or more release devices are configured to contact and engage a portion of the booster stem disposed within the booster body to hold the booster stem in a position against a bias of the booster biasing member while a temperature at the booster assembly is less than a threshold temperature and to disengage from the booster stem to enable the booster stem to move relative to the booster body via the bias in response to the temperature at the booster assembly exceeding the threshold temperature, thereby enabling the booster assembly to provide the supplemental force when the booster assembly is coupled to the actuator and when the temperature at the booster assembly exceeds the threshold temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,969,017

FACE SEAL WITH INSERT

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A seal assembly for a bearing compartment of a turbine engine, the seal assembly comprising:a seal plate comprising a first sealing face on a first axial end of the seal plate;
a seal carrier disposed axially from and coaxially with the seal plate;
a seal element extending annularly, wherein the seal element comprises a second sealing face on a first axial end of the seal element, wherein the seal carrier is in contact with the seal element and holds the seal element in place against the seal plate such that the first sealing face of the seal plate and the second sealing face of the seal element form a sealing interface; and
an insert disposed in the seal element such that the insert is embedded in the seal element at a predetermined distance from the second sealing face;
wherein a first coefficient of friction between the seal plate and the seal carrier is less than a second coefficient of friction between the seal plate and the insert.

US Pat. No. 10,969,016

SEALING STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A sealing structure applied to a fuel supply apparatus of an internal combustion engine, the fuel supply apparatus including a delivery pipe, and a fuel injection valve, the delivery pipe including a mounting portion into which the fuel injection valve is inserted, the delivery pipe being configured to supply fuel pressure-fed from a fuel tank to the fuel injection valve, the fuel injection valve including a connection portion and a fuel introducing portion that are inserted into the mounting portion, the fuel introducing portion being provided to protrude from an end surface of the connection portion toward an upstream side in a direction in which fuel flows from the fuel tank toward the fuel injection valve, an outer diameter of the fuel introducing portion being smaller than an outer diameter of the connection portion, the sealing structure being configured to seal a gap between an inner circumferential surface of the mounting portion and the fuel injection valve, the sealing structure comprising:an O-ring into which the fuel introducing portion is inserted; and
a back-up ring into which the fuel introducing portion is inserted, the back-up ring being disposed between the O-ring and the end surface of the connection portion, the back-up ring having a cylindrical shape, wherein
an outer diameter of the back-up ring is smaller than an inner diameter of the mounting portion,
the back-up ring includes a pressure-receiving surface that is a surface located closer to the O-ring, and a seating surface that is a surface located closer to the end surface of the connection portion,
an inner diameter of the back-up ring is gradually increased from the pressure-receiving surface toward the seating surface, and is greater than the outer diameter of the fuel introducing portion along all positions on a central axis of the fuel injection valve such that a gap between the back-up ring and the fuel injection valve is generated so that the entire back-up ring is spaced from the fuel injection valve,
in a section of the back-up ring along the central axis of the fuel injection valve, an angle defined between the pressure-receiving surface of the back-up ring and an inner circumferential surface of the back-up ring is smaller than an angle defined between the pressure-receiving surface of the back-up ring and an outer circumferential surface of the fuel introducing portion, and
in a direction orthogonal to the central axis, a length from an outer circumferential surface of the back-up ring in the seating surface to the inner circumferential surface of the back-up ring in the seating surface is shorter than a length from the outer circumferential surface of the fuel introducing portion in the end surface to an inner circumferential surface of the mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,969,015

SEAL SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE GEOMETRY GAPS IN AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing coupled to a structure in an exhaust system of an aircraft, wherein the structure is positioned relative to a surface within the exhaust system such that a gap is present between the surface and the structure;
a seal having an end positioned in contact with the surface to reduce a flow of an exhaust through the gap and coupled to the housing such that at least a portion of the seal extends within the housing, wherein the seal has a cylindrical shape and wherein the end of the seal that contacts the surface is substantially flat; and
an energy storing device coupled to the housing and engaged with the seal such that the energy storing device allows the seal to translate in a first direction relative to the housing when the gap increases and in a second direction opposite the first direction relative to the housing when the gap decreases such that the seal continues to reduce the flow of the exhaust through the gap as the gap changes in size.

US Pat. No. 10,969,014

ONE-PIECE OIL CONTROL RING

Federal-Mogul Burscheid G...

1. A one-piece oil control ring, comprising:a ring body (1) extending circumferentially between opposing joint ends that define a ring joint;
two ridges (2), which are axially spaced apart from one another by an external groove (4), are circumferentially arranged on an outer friction surface of the ring body in the circumferential direction;
the ring body having an inner surface that includes two internal grooves (5) extending in the circumferential direction away from the joint ends and toward the back of the ring;
wherein the internal grooves (5) each have a depth that decreases from the ring joint in the direction of the back of the ring; and
wherein the ring body includes a plurality of openings (3) extending from external groove to the inner surface of the ring body and wherein the openings (3) are only arranged within an angular range of 0 to 135° and of 225° to 360° measured from the ring joint, and wherein there are no such openings outside of this range.

US Pat. No. 10,969,013

COMPRESSION OIL CONTROL PISTON RING

Federal-Mogul Burscheid G...

1. A piston ring for an internal combustion engine, comprising a piston ring body having, an outer running face divided into regions which extend around in the circumferential direction over different axial height regions of the running face, said regions comprisingan upper running face region on a combustion chamber side,
a lower running face region on a crankcase side, and
a middle running face region between the upper and lower running face regions;wherein the boundary line between the upper and middle running face regions forms a scraping line,wherein the boundary line between the middle and lower running face regions forms a crest line,
wherein the scraping line runs radially further outwards than the crest line;
wherein the upper and lower running face regions are curved convexly outwards over their entire axial height, as viewed in axial cross-section;
wherein the middle running face region has, alternating in the circumferential direction, convex sections which are curved convexly outwards as viewed in axial cross-section, and concave sections which are at least partially curved concavely inwards as viewed in axial cross-section; and
wherein the circumference of the piston ring includes a ring gap which forms an interruption in the circumference that extends fully through the radial width of the piston ring.

US Pat. No. 10,969,012

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING A PARKING LOCK OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A method for actuating a parking lock of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:pressurizing a piston arranged to move axially within a cylinder of a parking lock actuator to disengage the parking lock;
providing a control unit with a plurality of characteristic lines of a nominal pressure target, and each of the plurality of characteristic lines having a different starting pressure value;
selecting a characteristic line of the nominal pressure target from the plurality of characteristic lines of the nominal pressure target;
acting on the piston with the starting pressure value of the selected characteristic line; and
continuously increasing the nominal pressure target according to the selected characteristic line, for disengaging the parking lock, from the starting pressure value of the selected characteristic line either until the parking lock is disengaged or until a maximum pressure value is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,969,011

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISENGAGING PARKING PAWL IN HYBRID TRANSMISSION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a transmission including an electric machine, a park ring fixedly coupled to the electric machine, and a parking pawl engageable with the park ring to hold the park ring stationary when the transmission is in PARK; and
a controller programmed to, responsive to a request to shift from PARK and to a pitch of the vehicle exceeding a threshold, command disengagement of the parking pawl and concurrently command a torque to the electric machine to counteract driveline torque on the park ring.

US Pat. No. 10,969,010

COATING METHOD FOR VEHICLE SHIFT FORK AND SHIFT FORK WITH AMORPHOUS COATING LAYER FORMED BY THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A shift fork including an amorphous coating layer, comprising:a body part configured to be fixed to a shift rail and integrally formed with an arm that is formed in a semicircle shape so as to wrap the outside of a sleeve; and
pad parts configured to be linked to the center and insides of both ends of the arm, respectively,
wherein the pad parts are coated with Fe—Cr—Mo-based powder by high velocity oxygen fuel spraying (HVOF) method,
wherein the amorphous coating layer is formed to a thickness of about 50 to about 125 ?m, and ten point median height (Rz) of the surface of the amorphous coating layer is about 45 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,969,009

OIL COOLING APPARATUS FOR HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSIONS

LS MTRON LTD., Anyang-si...

1. An oil cooling apparatus for hydrostatic transmissions, the oil cooling apparatus comprising:a cooling main body coupled to a transmission case;
an accommodating groove formed in the cooling main body to accommodate oil;
a cover unit coupled to the cooling main body to cover the accommodating groove;
a supply port configured to supply the oil to the accommodating groove;
a discharge port configured to discharge the oil from the accommodating groove;
a separating unit coupled to the cooling main body and configured to separate a flow path (FR) formed in the accommodating groove into a supply flow path (FR1) connected to the supply port and a discharge flow path (FR2) connected to the discharge port; and
a hurdle unit coupled to each of an outer wall (2A) of the cooling main body and the separating unit,
wherein the hurdle unit is formed to protrude from a bottom surface (2B) of the cooling main body so that an area of a flow region (FA) through which the oil passes is decreased,
wherein an upper surface of the hurdle unit is disposed at a position spaced apart from an inner surface (4A) of the cover unit,
wherein the flow path (FR) is formed between the bottom surface (2B) of the cooling main body and the inner surface (4A) of the cover unit,
wherein the flow region (FA) is formed between the upper surface of the hurdle unit and the inner surface (4A) of the cover unit by the hurdle unit protruded from the bottom surface (2B) of the cooling main body.

US Pat. No. 10,969,008

TRANSMISSION SHIFTER ASSEMBLY WITH AUTOMATIC POSITION RESET

DUS OPERATING INC., Aubu...

1. A shifter for a vehicle transmission, comprising:a first body rotatable among multiple positions;
a second body rotatable among multiple positions;
a retainer movable relative to the second body between a first position in which the retainer prevents rotation of the second body, and a second position in which the retainer permits rotation of the second body;
a first actuator coupled to the retainer to move the retainer between the first and second positions; and
a second actuator providing a force on the second body to rotate the second body when the retainer is in the second position,
wherein the second actuator is a biasing member having a first part engaged with the first body and a second part engaged with the second body so that rotation of the first body relative to the second body in one direction increases a force of the biasing member, and wherein one of the first body and the second body includes a void and the other of the first body and the second body includes a projection received within the void, and wherein the biasing member is received within the void and is engaged by the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,969,007

METHOD AND CONTROL APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE DRIVE TRAIN

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A method for operating a vehicle drive train (1) comprising a prime mover (2), a transmission (3), and comprising a driven end (4), the method comprising:limiting, during a demand for engaging a form-locking shift element (A, F) of the transmission (3) when a rotational speed of the driven end (4) is zero, a rate of change of a transmission input torque at the form-locking shift element (A, F) to a value,
wherein below the value, one or more forces at the form-locking shift element (A, F) during an engagement process are less than a load limit, and
wherein above the value, irreversible damage to the form-locking shift element (A, F) occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,969,006

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTER

ZOOMLION HEAVY INDUSTRY N...

1. An electro-mechanical transmission shifter, comprising:a first actuator having a first rod end and a first mounting end;
a second actuator having a second rod end and a second mounting end;
a first transmission shifting bracket is retained on a gear shift output shaft of a transmission, said first rod end is spherically mounted to said first transmission shifting bracket;
a second transmission shifting bracket pivots relative to the transmission, said second rod end is spherically mounted to said second transmission shifting bracket; and
a programmable controller is capable of receiving a gear selection for the transmission, wherein said programmable controller supplies electrical power to said first and second actuators according to the gear selected by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,969,005

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for a vehicle, the vehicle including a power transmission system that transmits power of a power source to drive wheels, and a switching device that switches the power transmission system between a parking state in which rotation of a rotary member that rotates with the drive wheels is mechanically inhibited, and a non-parking state in which rotation of the rotary member is permitted, based on a control command signal, the control system comprisingan electronic control unit configured to make a door open-close determination to determine whether a door of the vehicle is open or the door is closed, using an open-close signal indicating opening or closing of the door,
the electronic control unit being configured to execute automatic parking control by causing the switching device to switch the power transmission system to the parking state, when the door open-close determination indicates that the door is open, while the vehicle is stopped with the power transmission system placed in the non-parking state, and
the electronic control unit being configured to determine that the door is open as the door open-close determination, when the open-close signal generated from at least one of a plurality of sensors provided for the same door changes from a close signal indicating that the door is closed, to an open signal indicating that the door is open, the plurality of sensors being configured to detect opening or closing of the same door, and to generate the open-close signal.

US Pat. No. 10,969,004

VEHICLE

SRI INTERNATIONAL, Menlo...

1. A vehicle comprising:a main body;
a transmission having a plurality of gear stages;
a data storage storing vehicle running condition data that includes at least one of a prescribed vehicle running condition, a sensed vehicle running condition, or a transmitted vehicle running condition; and
an electronic controller configured to determine a gear shift of the gear stages of the transmission based on a current vehicle speed and a future vehicle speed that has been estimated based on the vehicle running condition data, wherein
the electronic controller is further configured not to perform a gear upshift upon determining that the vehicle is accelerating and that the current vehicle speed is below a first prescribed threshold for a current gear stage, and
the electronic controller is further configured not to perform the gear upshift upon determining that the vehicle is accelerating and that the future vehicle speed is below a second prescribed threshold for the current gear stage.

US Pat. No. 10,969,003

OPERATION DEVICE AND WORK VEHICLE

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An operation device capable of switching operation of a transmission of a work vehicle, comprising:an operation lever that is rotatable in a first rotation direction about a first rotation shaft and rotatable in a second rotation direction about a second rotation shaft non-parallel to the first rotation shaft;
an urging portion that urges the operation lever to move to a predetermined initial position;
a first cam portion that rotates following a rotation of the operation lever in the first rotation direction;
a second cam portion that rotates following a rotation of the operation lever in the second rotation direction;
a first switch portion that is pressed by the first cam portion and detects the pressing in a state where the first cam portion is rotated to a predetermined position; and
a second switch portion that is pressed by the second cam portion and detects the pressing in a state where the second cam portion is rotated to a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,969,002

RETAINER PLATES FOR FIXING PLANET CARRIER AND RING GEAR

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An assembly, comprising:a first planetary stage having a planet carrier;
a second planetary stage having a ring gear; and
at least one retainer plate attached to the ring gear and configured to engage a groove in the planet carrier,
wherein the planet carrier and the ring gear are connected to each other for conjoint rotation and are configured to be rotated about a common axis of rotation,
wherein the groove in the planet carrier has a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axis and the axis of rotation being anti-parallel skew lines that have no common intersection point,
wherein the retainer plate is arranged at least partially on a first side of a first plane and on a first side of a second plane, the first plane and the second plane intersecting one another along the axis of rotation,
wherein all planet bolts fixed in a second planet carrier of the second planetary stage each lie on a second side of the first plane and/or on a second side of the second plane, and
wherein all arms of the second planet carrier each lie on the second side of the first plane and/or on the second side of the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,969,001

PLANET GEAR HAVING FAILURE MODE OPTIMIZED FOR CONTINUED PLANETARY GEAR SYSTEM OPERATION

Textron Innovations Inc.

1. A method of designing a planet gear optimized for a rim breakage failure mode, comprising:establishing a value for one of a planet gear rim thickness and a planet gear tooth depth; and
as a function of the established value, establishing a value for the yet unestablished one of the planet gear rim thickness and planet gear tooth depth to provide a backup ratio associated with a higher probability of a rim breakage failure mode as compared to a probability of a gear tooth breakage failure mode.

US Pat. No. 10,969,000

SHAFT INTERNAL LUBRICATION WITH RIFLING GROOVES

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A method of providing internal shaft lubrication, the method comprising:drip feeding a lubricant to a feed tube within a central bore of a shaft body;
urging the lubricant along a lubrication flow path comprising at least one rifling groove on an inner wall of the shaft body formed by the central bore and a plurality of lubrication holes axially distributed along the shaft body that fluidically connects the inner wall with an outer wall of the shaft body; and
spraying the lubricant out of the lubrication holes responsive to rotation of the shaft body.

US Pat. No. 10,968,999

DIFFERENTIAL DEVICE FOR 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A differential device for a 4-wheel-drive vehicle wherein a portion of a drive force of a drive power source transmitted to left and right main drive wheels is transmitted to left and right auxiliary drive wheels through a propeller shaft which is disconnectable from a power transmitting path between the main drive wheels and the drive power source, the differential device being configured to distribute the drive force from the propeller shaft to the left and right auxiliary drive wheels, and to selectively connect and disconnect the propeller shaft and an output shaft to and from each other, the output shaft being operatively connected to the left and right auxiliary drive wheels, the differential device comprising:a side oil seal disposed between the output shaft and a casing;
a side bearing disposed adjacent to the side oil seal in an axial direction of the output shaft, such that the output shaft is supported by the casing via the side bearing; and
an oil slinger disposed axially adjacent to the side bearing, such that the oil slinger is rotated with the output shaft, wherein
the oil slinger comprises a disc having a radially outer portion which is an elastic member, and
the oil slinger has an outside diameter larger than a smallest one of inside diameters of a ring gear within which the oil slinger is moved when the oil slinger is installed in position.

US Pat. No. 10,968,998

BICYCLE REAR SPROCKET ADAPTER

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle rear sprocket adapter comprising:a plurality of external spline teeth configured to engage with a bicycle rear sprocket assembly; and
a plurality of internal spline teeth configured to engage with a bicycle hub assembly, the plurality of internal spline teeth each comprising an internal-spline driving surface to transmit a driving rotational force to the bicycle hub assembly during pedaling,
at least two internal-spline driving surfaces of the internal-spline driving surfaces of the plurality of internal spline teeth being circumferentially arranged at a first internal pitch angle with respect to a rotational center axis of the bicycle hub assembly, the first internal pitch angle ranging from 10 degrees to 20 degrees,
at least two internal-spline driving surfaces of the internal-spline driving surfaces of the plurality of internal spline teeth being circumferentially arranged at a second internal pitch angle with respect to the rotational center axis,
the second internal pitch angle being different from the first internal pitch angle,
the internal-spline driving surfaces each including
a radially outermost edge,
a radially innermost edge, and
a radial length defined from the radially outermost edge to the radially innermost edge,
a total of the radial lengths of the internal-spline driving surfaces being equal to or larger than 7 mm,
the plurality of external spline teeth includes
a plurality of first external spline teeth each having a first circumferential width defined in a circumferential direction with respect to the rotational center axis, and
a first additional external spline tooth having a first additional circumferential width defined in the circumferential direction, the first additional circumferential width being different from the first circumferential width,
the plurality of internal spline teeth includes
a plurality of first internal spline teeth each having a second circumferential width defined in the circumferential direction, and
a first additional internal spline tooth having a second additional circumferential width defined in the circumferential direction, the second additional circumferential width being different from the second circumferential width, and
the second additional circumferential width is different from the first additional circumferential width.

US Pat. No. 10,968,997

ANTI-BACKLASH STRUCTURE FOR SCISSORS GEAR

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An anti-backlash structure for a scissors gear, the anti-backlash structure comprising:a scissors gear and a cam gear which are coaxially connected to rotate relative to each other;
an end piece which has one side which is press-fitted into a cam shaft so that the end piece rotates together with the cam shaft, the other side which is in surface-to-surface contact with the scissors gear, and a circumferential surface with which the cam gear is press-fitted;
a bolt which is coupled to an inner diameter portion of the scissors gear, penetrates the end piece, and is inserted into the cam shaft; and
a scissors spring which has one side coupled to the end piece, and the other side coupled to the bolt,
wherein when the end piece rotates, the scissors spring rotates the scissors gear relative to the cam gear through the bolt and allows the scissors gear to come into close contact with the cam gear;
wherein the bolt further includes a bolt cap which is press-fitted with an inner diameter portion of the scissors gear, and a rod portion which is coupled to the bolt cap.

US Pat. No. 10,968,996

TORQUE CONVERTER HAVING CENTRIFUGAL CLUTCH

EXEDY CORPORATION, Neyag...

1. A torque converter comprising:a front cover to which a power is inputted;
an impeller coupled to the front cover, the impeller forming a hydraulic oil chamber together with the front cover, the impeller including an impeller core;
a turbine from which the power is outputted, the turbine opposed to the impeller, the turbine including a turbine core;
a stator disposed between an inner peripheral part of the impeller and an inner peripheral part of the turbine, the stator configured to regulate a flow of a hydraulic oil flowing from the turbine to the impeller;
a centrifugal clutch including a centrifugal element, the centrifugal clutch disposed in a space between the impeller core and the turbine core, the centrifugal clutch configured to directly transmit the power from the impeller to the turbine when a rotational speed of the turbine is greater than or equal to a predetermined value; and
a holding member disposed radially inside the centrifugal element, wherein
the impeller core includes a friction surface having an annular shape,
the centrifugal element is supported by the turbine core, the centrifugal element being radially movable and non-rotatable relative to the turbine core, the centrifugal element pressed onto the friction surface by a centrifugal force acting thereon in rotation of the turbine,
the centrifugal element includes a magnet,
the holding member is configured to attract the magnet of the centrifugal element,
the centrifugal element is separated from the friction surface of the impeller core in a state of being held by the holding member when the rotational speed of the turbine is less than the predetermined value,
the turbine core includes a holding surface having an annular shape, the holding surface disposed radially inside the friction surface of the impeller core in a state in which the centrifugal element is interposed therebetween, and
the holding member is a holding band having an annular shape, the holding band made of iron, the holding band provided on the holding surface as an outer peripheral surface of the turbine core.

US Pat. No. 10,968,995

POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A power transmission apparatus for a vehicle, the power transmission apparatus comprising:a first input shaft fixedly connected to an engine output shaft fixedly connected to an engine;
a second input shaft formed as a hollow shaft, mounted coaxial with and external to the first input shaft without rotational interference therebetween, and selectively connectable to the first input shaft;
a third input shaft formed as a hollow shaft, mounted coaxial with and external to the second input shaft without rotational interference therebetween, and selectively connectable to the first input shaft;
an intermediate shaft, a first output shaft and a second output shaft mounted in parallel with the first, second and third input shafts;
an idle shaft mounted in parallel with the second output shaft;
a planetary gear set having a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element and mounted on an axis of the intermediate shaft, the second rotation element and one of the first and third rotation elements being selectively connectable to the intermediate shaft, the first and third rotation elements being coupled to the third, and second input shafts respectively;
a plurality of gear sets, each of which allows at least one torque flow between the intermediate shaft, the first, second and third input shafts, the first and second output shafts, the idle shaft, and the planetary gear set;
a first synchronizer mounted on the first output shaft, selectively receiving a first torque from the second input shaft through two paths, and transmitting the received first torque to the first output shaft;
a second synchronizer mounted on the second output shaft, selectively receiving a second torque from the third input shaft through one path, and transmitting the received second torque to the second output shaft; and
four clutches.

US Pat. No. 10,968,994

DRIVE TRAIN FOR A VEHICLE

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A drive-train for a vehicle comprising:at least one electric drive unit which is coupleable, via a driveshaft, to at least a first transmission stage, a second transmission stage and a third transmission stage,
the first transmission stage is a spur gear stage with a first fixed wheel and a first loose wheel, the second transmission stage is a second spur gear stage with a second fixed wheel and a second loose wheel,
at least one shifting device having at least two interlocking shifting elements, for engaging the first and the second transmission stages, respectively, and a frictional shifting element for traction force support of the first and the second transmission stages, and either
the third transmission stage is a third spur gear stage with a third fixed wheel and a third loose wheel, all of the first, the second and the third fixed wheels are fixed to one of the driveshaft and an intermediate shaft, and all of the first, the second and the third loose wheels are connectable to the other one of the driveshaft and the intermediate shaft, and the frictional shifting element being provided for engaging the third transmission stage, or
the third transmission stage is a direct gear, and the frictional shifting element engages the direct gear.

US Pat. No. 10,968,993

HELICAL DRIVE ACTUATOR

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An actuator, comprising:a roller having a cylindrical body that has a first end and a second end that are offset from one another along a central axis, and that has a cylindrical outer surface that extends from the first end to the second end;
a helical track disposed around the cylindrical outer surface in a helical pattern;
at least one track follower configured to be attached to a load and configured to ride along the helical track when the roller is rotated about the central axis so as to translate the load along an axial direction that is substantially parallel to the central axis;
at least one shaft having first and second shaft ends that extend outwardly from the first and second ends of the cylindrical body, respectively, along the central axis; and
an internal motor that is disposed within the cylindrical outer surface and that is configured to rotate the cylindrical outer surface relative to first and second shaft ends of the at least one shaft so as to rotate the cylindrical outer surface and helical track about the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,968,992

BALL SCREW DRIVE

1. A ball screw drive, comprising:a screw that has at least one outer ball groove, and a threaded nut that has at least one inner ball groove, which ball grooves combine to form a ball channel in which balls are accommodated, wherein a plurality of radially closed pockets are integrally formed in the ball groove on the threaded nut, wherein the plurality of radially closed pockets are delimited by a base and two lateral walls that close the pockets axially, wherein each of the plurality of radially closed pockets accommodates a deflection element for deflecting the balls rolling in the ball groove from one channel section into an adjacent channel section, such that circulating and closed ball lines are formed, wherein an integrally formed functional surface is provided on an outer surface of the threaded nut, wherein the outer surface of the threaded nut is closed, wherein an axial position of one of the pockets is at least partially congruent with the axial position of the functional surface, and wherein the deflection element includes an deflection body, on which an intake and a discharge section are formed, and a guide section adjoining the intake and discharge sections, which has a snaking path and enables a ball to be moved from one ball grove section into an adjacent ball path section.

US Pat. No. 10,968,991

CAM FOLLOWER WITH POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT ELEMENT

XR Downhole, LLC, Housto...

1. A cam assembly comprising:a cam follower, the cam follower comprising polycrystalline diamond; and
a cam having a metal surface, the metal surface comprising a metal or metal alloy that includes at least 2 wt. % of diamond catalyst or diamond solvent;
wherein the polycrystalline diamond is in sliding engagement with the metal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,968,990

DRIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE FUNCTIONAL PART

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A drive arrangement for a motor vehicle functional part, the drive arrangement comprising:a housing, in which a drive motor, a gear mechanism and an adjustor are provided at least partially;
a drive shaft configured to transfer the adjustor via the gear mechanism from a closed position into an open position and vice versa; the drive shaft coupling the drive motor to an input side of the gear mechanism, and
a wrap spring arrangement comprising two wrap spring members which act in opposite directions,
wherein the wrap spring arrangement is arranged on a gear mechanism output side, in a region of the adjustor.

US Pat. No. 10,968,989

CHAIN GUIDE

TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO., O...

1. A chain guide comprising: a guide shoe having a guide surface for slidably guiding a chain along a front to back direction; anda base member having a support surface for supporting the guide shoe, and an attachment extension for attaching the chain guide to an attachment target,
the guide shoe being mounted to the base member by being slid on the base member from a near side to a far side,
the base member including a base body part having the support surface, the attachment extension extending upward from the base body part beyond the support surface, and a base-side engaged part formed in the attachment extension,
the guide shoe including a shoe body part having the guide surface, a flexible extension extending from the shoe body part, and a shoe-side engaging part formed in the flexible extension and capable of engaging with the base-side engaged part,
the shoe-side engaging part being hooked to the base-side engaged part from below, or diagonally from below, or from front or back, to be positioned on the far side of the base-side engaged part during engagement therebetween,
wherein the guide shoe is configured to be mounted to the base member by being slid on the base member from the near side to the far side in a width direction, and
wherein the flexible extension extends upward from a far-side edge of the shoe body part beyond the guide surface,
the flexible extension has flexibility and is movable toward the near side and the far side,
the attachment extension includes an upward base extension extending upward from a far-side edge of the base body part, and a near-side base extension extending to the near side from an upper end of the upward base extension, and
the base-side engaged part is formed in the near-side base extension.

US Pat. No. 10,968,988

TENSIONER

Gates Corporation, Denve...

1. A tensioner comprising:a base cylindrical portion having a radially outer surface and a radially inward receiving portion;
an eccentric arm pivotally engaged with the radially outer surface;
a torsion spring disposed within the radially inward receiving portion, the torsion spring applying a biasing force to the eccentric arm; and
an elongate member engaged with the eccentric arm and disposed to pivot is response to a rotation of the eccentric arm.

US Pat. No. 10,968,987

AUTO TENSIONER PROVIDED IN AUXILIARY DEVICE DRIVE BELT SYSTEM

Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd., ...

1. An auto tensioner to be provided in an auxiliary-driving belt system, comprising:a base having a cylindrical portion;
an arm supported on the base so as to be rotatable about a center axis of an inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion;
a tensioner pulley provided on the arm so as to be rotatable and configured to be wound with a belt;
a friction member locked on the arm while being sandwiched between the inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion and the arm in a radial direction of the cylindrical portion, and having an arc-shaped surface configured to be slidable on the inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion; and
a coil spring configured to rotationally bias the arm in one direction with respect to the base,
wherein when the arm oscillates due to a fluctuation of tension of the belt wound around the tensioner pulley, the oscillation of the arm is damped by generating a frictional force between the arc-shaped surface and the inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion, and
wherein the friction member is provided so that the arc-shaped surface remains at a height equal to or higher than a horizontal plane perpendicular to a vertical direction and containing the center axis when it slides on the inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion as the arm oscillates.

US Pat. No. 10,968,986

ELECTRIC VEHICLE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An electric vehicle, comprising:a disc fixed to a housing;
a first shaft connected to a motor and configured to be rotated by the motor;
a second shaft connected to a wheel and spaced apart from the first shaft;
a hub press-fitted to an outer circumference of the second shaft; and
a sleeve spline-coupled with an outer circumference of the hub, wherein the sleeve is configured to be slidable between the first shaft and the disc,
wherein the electric vehicle is configured to operate in one of a driving mode, a neutral mode, or a parking mode based on a position of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,968,985

BI-DIRECTIONAL INTEGRATED STARTER-GENERATOR DEVICE

1. A combination starter-generator device for a work vehicle having an engine, the starter-generator device comprising:an electric machine;
a bi-directional gear set configured to receive rotational input from the electric machine and from the engine and to couple the electric machine and the engine in a first power flow direction and a second power flow direction in which in the first power flow direction the gear set effects a first gear ratio and in the second power flow direction the gear set effects a second gear ratio;
wherein the gear set is a planetary gear set having a sun gear and a carrier;
at least one clutch assembly coupled to the gear set and configured to engage in the first power flow direction and to disengage in the second power flow direction; and wherein the at least one clutch assembly includes a first clutch assembly that is engaged in the first power flow direction and disengaged in the second power flow direction, and a second clutch assembly that is engaged in the second power flow direction and disengaged in the first power flow direction; and wherein the first clutch assembly is engaged in the first power flow direction to couple the carrier to a housing of the gear set, and wherein the second clutch assembly is engaged in the second power flow direction to couple the carrier to the sun gear.
wherein, in the first power flow direction, the gear set receives input power from the electric machine in a first clock direction and outputs power to the engine in a second clock direction opposite the first clock direction; and
wherein, in the second power flow direction, input power from the engine is in the second clock direction and output power from the gear set to the electric machine is in the second clock direction.

US Pat. No. 10,968,984

TRANSMISSION ARRANGEMENT WHICH CAN BE SHIFTED UNDER FULL LOAD, AND AGRICULTURAL WORKING MACHINE

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A transmission arrangement which can be shifted under full load, the transmission arrangement comprising:a plurality of torque-transmitting branches being formed on a drive input side by alternatively shiftable gear stages of a splitter transmission, and, on a drive output side, by alternatively shiftable gear stages of a synchromesh transmission such that each of the torque-transmitting branches is defined by engaging a gear of the splitter transmission and by engaging a gear of the synchromesh transmission,
the synchromesh transmission having first and second input shafts, the first input shaft of the synchromesh transmission in driving association with a first powershiftable element and the second input shaft of the synchromesh transmission in driving association with a second powershiftable element,
the splitter transmission being designed as a powershiftable splitter transmission having a counter shaft and only one drive output shaft, the counter shaft and drive output shaft of the splitter transmission being aligned parallel to each other, and the first and the second powershiftable elements being arranged in a force flow direction after the splitter transmission but before the synchromesh transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,968,983

POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

UNIVANCE CORPORATION, Ko...

1. A power transmission device comprising:a first input shaft and a second input shaft coupled to a first motor and a second motor, respectively, and disposed on the same axis;
an intermediate shaft disposed parallel to the first input shaft and the second input shaft;
an output shaft disposed parallel to the intermediate shaft;
a first speed reduction mechanism transmitting a rotation of the first input shaft to the output shaft via the intermediate shaft at a first speed reduction ratio;
a second speed reduction mechanism transmitting a rotation of the second input shaft to the output shaft via the intermediate shaft at a second speed reduction ratio, the second speed reduction ratio being different from the first speed reduction ratio of the first speed reduction mechanism; and
a first clutch disconnecting or connecting the transmission of the power of the first speed reduction mechanism,
wherein the first speed reduction mechanism and the second speed reduction mechanism are parallel shaft gear reduction mechanisms.

US Pat. No. 10,968,982

TRANSMISSION, PARTICULARLY FOR A WHEELED VEHICLE, AND WHEELED VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A TRANSMISSION

FRANCE REDUCTEURS, Les H...

1. A transmission comprising:a housing defining an enclosure;
an outlet shaft housed at least in part in said housing;
a first motor;
a second motor; and
two reduction gears;
wherein the first motor and the second motor are outside the housing, wherein the transmission further comprises a first inlet shaft, a second inlet shaft, and two clutch mechanisms, said first and second inlet shafts are respectively suitable for being driven in rotation, one of them by the first motor, the other one of them by the second motor,
wherein the outlet shaft parallel to the first and second inlet shafts is formed by a first outlet shaft section and by a second outlet shaft section, which sections are connected together in such a manner as to be free to rotate relative to each other via at least one connection part arranged inside the housing,
wherein the clutch mechanisms include a first clutch mechanism, between the first motor and the first outlet shaft section, and a second clutch mechanism between the second motor and the second outlet shaft section, are fitted with respective clutch control members that are operable by a user in order, in the clutched state of the first clutch mechanism, to enable rotary motion to be transmitted from the first inlet shaft to the first outlet shaft section and, in the clutched state of the second clutch mechanism, to enable rotary motion to be transmitted from the second inlet shaft to the second outlet shaft section, and
wherein the reduction gears, which are arranged at least in part, one of them between the first motor and the first outlet shaft section, and the other one of them between the second motor and the second outlet shaft section, are housed at least in part inside the housing,
wherein the connection part between the first outlet shaft section and the second outlet shaft section takes the form of a sleeve, into which there is engaged the end of each outlet shaft section that is turned to face the other outlet shaft section, wherein the sleeve constituting the connection part connecting together the first outlet shaft section and the second outlet shaft section presents a length that is not less than 4 times the inside diameter of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,968,981

ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGICAL DEVICES WITH SINGLE MOTOR DRIVES AND ADAPTER ASSEMBLIES THERFOR

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An electromechanical surgical system comprising:a drive motor extending to a drive gear;
a selector cam;
a selector motor extending to a selector gear, the selector gear positioned to move the selector cam between a first position and a second position;
a first output shaft and a first output gear, the first output shaft selectively coupled to the first output gear by a first engagement key, the first output gear rotatable with the drive gear of the drive motor, the first engagement key coupled to the selector cam while the selector cam is in the first position to engage the first output gear with the first output shaft, the first output shaft rotatable with the first output gear in response to rotation of the drive gear of the drive motor while the first output gear is coupled to the first output shaft, the first output gear being rotatable relative to the first output shaft while the selector cam is in the second position; and
a second output shaft and a second output gear, the second output shaft selectively coupled to the second output gear by a second engagement key, the second output gear engaged with the first output gear, the second engagement key coupled to the selector cam while the selector cam is in the second position to engage the second output gear with the second output shaft, the second output shaft rotatable with the second output gear in response to rotation of the drive gear of the drive motor while the second output gear is coupled to the second output shaft, the second output gear being rotatable relative to the second output shaft while the selector cam is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,968,980

LINEAR EXTENSION AND RETRACTION MECHANISM

LIFE ROBOTICS INC., Toky...

1. A linear extension and retraction mechanism, comprising:a plurality of first pieces having a flat plate shape which are bendably connected to each other at front and rear end faces;
a plurality of second pieces having a groove shape which are bendably connected to each other at front and rear end faces of a bottom part, with the first and second pieces becoming linearly rigid when superposed on each other, and the first and second pieces returning to a bent state when separated from each other;
a head section configured to bundle a leading first piece of the plurality of first pieces and a leading second piece of the plurality of second pieces; and
a sending-out mechanism section including a plurality of rollers for firmly superposing the first and second pieces and supporting the first and second pieces movably to front and rear;
wherein a groove section that extends from front to rear is formed respectively in each of surfaces of the first and second pieces on sides that come in contact with the rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,968,979

TRANSMISSION BELT

BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. A power transmission belt comprising:a belt body; and
a cover fabric made of a fabric containing synthetic fibers as a main component and covering a surface of the belt body toward a pulley, wherein
the cover fabric has a surface toward the belt body, the surface being in contact with a rubber composition containing cellulose-based short fibers, the rubber composition including a rubber component in which the cellulose-based short fibers are dispersed, and
part of the rubber composition is exuded through gaps between fibers of the cover fabric to a pulley contact surface of the cover fabric, wherein the part of the rubber composition that is exuded includes some of the rubber component and one or more cellulose based short fibers; and
both of the pulley contact surface of the cover fabric and a surface of the rubber composition containing cellulose-based short fibers exuded through the cover fabric are to be in contact with the pulley.

US Pat. No. 10,968,978

DAMPER DEVICE

EXEDY CORPORATION, Neyag...

1. A damper device for a vehicle transmitting a torque from a drive source to an output side therethrough, the damper device comprising:an input-side rotor;
an output-side rotor rotatable relative to the input-side rotor;
a damper part adapted to elastically couple the input-side rotor and the output-side rotor in a rotational direction;
a first friction mechanism adapted to generate a first hysteresis torque in relative rotation between the input-side rotor and the output-side rotor; and
a friction control mechanism adapted to control actuation of the first friction mechanism, wherein
in a positive-side torsional region in which the torque is transmitted from the drive source,
when the relative rotation is performed until reaching a maximum torsion angle from a neutral position without the relative rotation, the friction control mechanism deactivates the first friction mechanism until the relative rotation reaches a first torsion angle from the neutral position, the friction control mechanism activating the first friction mechanism until the relative rotation reaches the maximum torsion angle from the first torsion angle, and
when the relative rotation is performed until reaching the neutral position from the maximum torsion angle, the friction control mechanism deactivates the first friction mechanism until the relative rotation reaches a second torsion angle less than the first torsion angle from the maximum torsion angle, the friction control mechanism activating the first friction mechanism until the relative rotation reaches the neutral position from the second torsion angle.

US Pat. No. 10,968,977

TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A torsional vibration damper, comprising:a planetary gear unit that performs a differential action among
a sun gear,
a ring gear arranged concentrically around the sun gear, and
a carrier supporting a plurality of pinion gears interposed between the sun gear and the ring gear in a rotatable manner,
wherein one of the sun gear, the ring gear, and the carrier serves as an input element to which a torque is delivered from an engine,
another one of the sun gear, the ring gear, and the carrier serves as an output element that outputs the torque,
still another one of the sun gear, the ring gear, and the carrier serves as an inertia element that is rotated relatively to the input element and the output element by an inertia force,
an elastic member is interposed between the input element and the output element to be deformed elastically by a torsional torque causing a relative rotation between the input element and the output element, and
each of the pinion gears is individually moved from an initial position when the relative rotation between the input element and the output element is caused by the torsional torque, and individually oscillated by a pulsation of the torque delivered to the input element from the engine,
each of the pinion gears is individually oscillated within a first oscillating range when the torsional torque is smaller than a reference torque,
each of the pinion gears is individually oscillated within a second oscillating range when the torsional torque is greater than the reference torque, and
each backlash between the pinion gears and at least one of the sun gear and the ring gear within the second oscillating range is individually wider than each backlash between the pinion gears and the sun gear within the first oscillating range, and each backlash between the pinion gears and the ring gear within the first oscillating range.

US Pat. No. 10,968,976

DETACHABLE SERVER

Hexin Precision Technolog...

1. A detachable server, comprising:an upper cover,
sidewall plates,
a base, and
vibration-absorbing assemblies, wherein the base comprises a bottom plate, first transverse plates, first vertical plates and second vertical plates, wherein two first vertical plates are symmetrically and vertically arranged on edges of two ends of top of the bottom plate, wherein an edge of top of the inner side surface of the first vertical plate is vertically connected with the first transverse plate, and an edge of other end of bottom of the first transverse plate is vertically connected with the second vertical plate, wherein a plurality of third threaded holes are equidistantly formed in outer side surface of the first vertical plate, and two sidewall plates are symmetrically arranged at two ends of top of the base, wherein each sidewall plate comprises a second transverse plate, a third transverse plate, a third vertical plate and a fourth vertical plate, wherein two edges of top of each second transverse plate are respectively vertically provided with a third vertical plate and a fourth vertical plate, and the third transverse plate is vertically installed on an edge of top of inner side face of the third vertical plate, wherein a plurality of second threaded holes are equidistantly formed in outer side surface of the third vertical plate, and a plurality of slots are equidistantly formed in top of the fourth vertical plate, wherein the third transverse plate is parallelly arranged below bottom of the first transverse plate, and the second transverse plate is parallelly arranged above the top of the bottom plate, wherein the third vertical plate is parallelly arranged on inner side surface of the first vertical plate, and the fourth vertical plate is parallelly arranged on outer side surface of the second vertical plate, wherein the plurality of second threaded holes correspond to the plurality of third threaded holes in a one-to-one mode, and the base is in threaded connection with the second threaded hole through a plurality of first bolts that penetrate through the plurality of third threaded holes in a one-to-one mode, wherein a plurality of first threaded holes are symmetrically formed in two sides of the upper cover, and the two sides of the upper cover are correspondingly attached to the inner sides of the two fourth vertical plates, wherein the plurality of first threaded holes correspond to the plurality of slots in a one-to-one mode, and the fourth vertical plate is in threaded connection with the first threaded holes through a plurality of second bolts that penetrate through the plurality of slots in a one-to-one mode, and wherein two vibration-absorbing assemblies are symmetrically installed at two ends between the upper cover and the base.

US Pat. No. 10,968,975

HYDRAULIC DAMPING DEVICE

Showa Corporation, Gyoda...

1. A hydraulic damping device comprising:a cylinder unit storing liquid;
a liquid reservoir outside the cylinder unit, the liquid reservoir retaining liquid;
a partitioning unit configured to move in an axial direction inside the cylinder unit, the partitioning unit partitioning a space inside the cylinder unit into a first oil chamber and a second oil chamber each storing liquid;
a disturbance prevention member separate from the cylinder unit and configured to be attached to the cylinder unit, the disturbance prevention member including a main body located in the liquid reservoir and a protrusion protruding from the main body, the disturbance prevention member being configured to prevent disturbance of a liquid surface of liquid within the liquid reservoir;
a damping force generator at an outside of the cylinder unit in a radial direction, the damping force generator being configured to permit flow of liquid between the damping force generator and the cylinder unit via a connecting part, the damping force generator being configured to generate a damping force by imparting resistance to flow of the liquid that results from the partitioning unit moving in the axial direction;
a cylinder protrusion at a different position on the cylinder unit different from the connecting part, the cylinder protrusion protruding from the cylinder unit in the radial direction;
a restricting part provided to the disturbance prevention member, the restricting part including a held part held by the cylinder protrusion, the restricting part being configured to restrict the disturbance prevention member from moving to both one side and the other side in the axial direction; and
a deformation permission part configured to permit deformation of the held part when the disturbance prevention member is attached to the cylinder unit.

US Pat. No. 10,968,974

DAMPER

DELTA TOOLING CO., LTD., ...

1. A damper which includes a casing and a movable body which makes a relative motion in the casing, the damper comprising:a line-shaped member which is wound around an outer peripheral surface of the movable body and exhibits friction damping force against the casing during the relative motion; and
a viscous damping element which exhibits viscous damping force due to the relative motion of the casing and the movable body,
wherein the line-shaped member changes in tension according to the relative motion and has a function of changing the friction damping force between the line-shaped member and the casing and the viscous damping force of the viscous damping element to change total damping force which is a sum of the friction damping force and the viscous damping force, according to an amplitude and a speed during the relative motion, and
wherein the damper is a telescopic damper in which the casing is a cylinder and the movable body is a piston which is displaced in an axial direction in the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,968,973

CLUTCH ACTUATING ARRANGEMENT

VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION, ...

1. A valve unit for controlling the flow of pressurized air to a pneumatically controlled actuator arrangement and a pneumatically controlled brake actuator arrangement of a vehicle transmission arrangement, the valve unit being contained in a housing mounted on a first clutch unit or brake unit and connectable to a source of pressurized air and comprises a clutch valve arranged to be provided in fluid communication with the pneumatically controlled actuator arrangement for controlling supply of compressed air to the pneumatically controlled actuator arrangement, and a brake valve arranged to be provided in fluid communication with the pneumatically controlled brake actuator arrangement for controlling supply of compressed air to the pneumatically controlled brake actuator arrangement, and a clutch openness receiver arranged to be connected to a clutch sensor of the pneumatically controlled actuator arrangement for receiving a signal indicative of an openness degree of the first clutch unit positioned between an output shaft of a prime mover and an input shaft of the vehicle transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,968,972

BRAKE MONITORING SYSTEM

RATIER-FIGEAC SAS, Figea...

1. A system for monitoring engagement and wear in a brake, the brake comprising: a rotating part defining an axis of rotation; a moveable brake pad located on a first side of the rotating part; and a second brake pad located on a second side of the rotating part, the brake being moveable in use between a released position in which the movable brake pad and the second brake pad do not contact the rotating part, and an engaged position in which the movable brake pad and the second brake pad are in contact with the rotating part,the system comprising:
a pin, wherein the pin is adapted to extend in an axial direction parallel to the axis of rotation, and to be in contact with and to move with the moveable brake pad in use;
a first marker positioned on the pin at a first location;
a second marker spaced from the first marker along the pin;
a first fixed sensing arrangement,
wherein in use, the first fixed sensing arrangement is adapted to provide a first signal when adjacent the first or second marker, and a second signal when not adjacent the first or second marker,
wherein the first and second markers and the first fixed sensing arrangement are positioned such that the second signal indicates that the brake is in the engaged position, and a change from the second signal to the first signal indicates that the moveable brake pad and the second brake pad have been worn down by a predetermined amount;
a third marker positioned on the pin at a third location corresponding to the first location in the axial direction; and
a second fixed sensing arrangement adapted to provide a third signal when adjacent the third marker, and a fourth signal when not adjacent the third marker in use,
wherein in use, when the brake is in the released position, the first fixed sensing arrangement and the second fixed sensing arrangement provide the first signal and the third signal respectively,
when the brake is in the engaged position and the moveable brake pad and the second brake pad have not been worn down by the predetermined amount, the first fixed sensing arrangement and the second fixed sensing arrangement provide the second signal and the fourth signal respectively, and
when the brake is in the engaged position and the moveable brake pad and the second brake pad have been worn down by the predetermined amount, the first fixed sensing arrangement and the second fixed sensing arrangement provide the first signal and the fourth signal respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,968,971

MULTI-LAYER INSULATOR FOR BRAKE PISTON

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A piston assembly for a multi-disk system, comprising:an adjustor sleeve;
a piston configured to telescope relative to the adjustor sleeve;
a puck located proximate a proximal end of the piston; and
a multi-layer insulator located over a surface of the puck opposite the piston, the multi-layer insulator comprising:
a first insulator layer contacting the surface of the puck and comprising a first outer circumferential surface, a first inner circumferential surface, a first proximal surface extending continuously from the first outer circumferential surface to the first inner circumferential surface, and a first distal surface oriented away from the first proximal surface and extending continuously from the first outer circumferential surface to the first inner circumferential surface, wherein the first insulator layer comprises a first solid disk, and wherein a first material of the first insulator layer extends continuously from the first outer circumferential surface to the first inner circumferential surface and from the first distal surface to the first proximal surface, and wherein the first insulator layer includes a plurality of first protrusions extending axially from the first proximal surface; and
a second insulator layer contacting the first insulator layer and comprising a second outer circumferential surface, a second inner circumferential surface, a second proximal surface extending continuously from the second outer circumferential surface to the second inner circumferential surface, and a second distal surface oriented away from the second proximal surface and extending continuously from the second outer circumferential surface to the second inner circumferential surface, wherein the second insulator layer comprises a second solid disk, and wherein a second material of the second insulator layer extends continuously from the second outer circumferential surface to the second inner circumferential surface and from the second distal surface to the second proximal surface, and wherein the second insulator layer includes a plurality of second protrusions extending axially from the second distal surface, and wherein the plurality of first protrusions is contacting the second insulator layer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,970

COMPOSITE BRAKE DISKS AND METHODS FOR COATING

Tech M3, Inc., Poway, CA...

1. A coated brake disk comprising:a brake disk substrate having parallel surfaces, the brake disk substrate comprising a combination of light weight ceramic materials and ceramic composite materials, the brake disk substrate having a coating overlying at least a portion of the brake disk, the coating comprising:
a first coating layer comprising a first coating material having a crystalline structure, and
a second coating layer comprising a second coating material selected from the group of coating materials consisting of a metal Nitride, a metal Oxide, a metal Boride and a metal Carbide, the first and second coating layers comprising coating particles that combine to construct a pattern of repetition that is consistent with a lattice structure when applied over the parallel surfaces of the brake disk substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,968,969

NUTATIONAL BRAKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A brake system, comprising:a shaft configured to rotate around a central axis,
a rotor, rotationally connected to the shaft, the rotor having a first side opposite from a second side,
a first stator structure on the first side of the rotor and a second stator structure on the second side of the rotor,
a frictional braking mechanism, configured to slow rotation of the first stator structure and the second stator structure, and
a first wobble plate, located between and engaged with the first side of the rotor and the first stator structure, and a second wobble plate located between and engaged with the second side of the rotor and the second stator structure,
wherein:
the first stator structure is rigidly connected to the second stator structure, and
each of the first wobble plate and the second wobble plate is configured to nutate when a rotation rate of the first stator structure and the second stator structure is decreased by the frictional braking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,968,968

BRAKE CLIP FOR DISC BRAKE ASSEMBLY AND DISC BRAKE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SUCH A BRAKE CLIP

ZF Active Safety US Inc.,...

1. A disc brake assembly comprising:a brake caliper configured to be slidably supported on an anchor bracket, the brake caliper including at least one brake pad; and
a brake clip disposed between the anchor bracket and the at least one brake pad, the brake clip having:
a U-shaped section having a base leg and opposing upper and lower legs extending from the base leg; and
at least one extension portion having:
a transition portion including first and second legs joined together by a first bend, the first leg of the transition portion configured to be directly connected to a side of the lower leg of the U-shaped section, the transition portion being formed integral with the U-shaped section and the first leg and the second leg are each substantially disposed below a plane defined by the lower leg with the first bend being entirely disposed completely below the lower leg;
a spring portion having a first end configured to be directly connected to the second leg of the transition portion and having a second bend defined between the first end and a second end;
an application portion configured to be directly connected to the second end of the spring portion; and
wherein the at least one extension portion is a retraction clip configured to pull the at least one brake pad across the U-shaped section.

US Pat. No. 10,968,967

BRAKE RETRACTION SPRING ASSEMBLY

AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO...

1. A retraction spring assembly comprising:a) a pad clip having:
i) a lock channel;
ii) one or more assembly locks;
b) a retraction spring affixed to the pad clip, wherein the retraction spring stores energy during a brake apply and releases the energy during a brake release and comprises:
i) a body portion having two or more lock arms residing within the lock channel, and a plurality of energy storage portions;
ii) a first retraction arm and a second retraction arm, each integrally connected to the body portion via one of the plurality of energy storage portions;
wherein the one or more assembly locks are configured to receive the two or more lock arms and bias the retraction spring into an assembly position in which the first retraction arm and the second retraction arm biased toward each other;
during the brake apply, movement of the first retraction arm and the second retraction arm is toward each other, toward a rotor, or toward both and results in the energy being stored in the body portion;
wherein during the brake release, the energy stored in the body portion is released and transferred to both the first retraction arm and the second retraction arm to result in movement of the first retraction arm and the second retraction arm away from each other, away from the rotor, or away from both; and
wherein the one or more assembly locks are located adjacent to one more engagement aids of the pad clip which guide the one or more lock arms away from the assembly position into one or more engaged positons.

US Pat. No. 10,968,966

BRAKE MECHANISM FOR SPHERICAL WHEEL

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A wheel mechanism, comprising:a spherical wheel;
a base coupled to the spherical wheel via a rotary bearing that contacts a surface of the spherical wheel, wherein the rotary bearing is configured to allow the spherical wheel to rotate; and
a brake ring coupled to the base and configured to selectively engage and disengage the surface of the spherical wheel, wherein:
the brake ring, when engaged, contacts the spherical wheel at a plurality of locations of the brake ring spaced around a center of the brake ring; and
the brake ring provides friction that opposes rotation of the spherical wheel when engaged.

US Pat. No. 10,968,965

METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ACTUATOR PATH OF A HYDRAULIC CLUTCH ACTUATOR

1. A method for determining an actuator path of a hydraulic clutch actuator for a vehicle clutch that is closed when not actuated, comprising:measuring a first temperature of the hydraulic clutch actuator with a first temperature sensor wherein the first temperature sensor measures a one of a circuit board temperature, an angle sensor temperature or a pressure sensor temperature;
measuring a second temperature of the hydraulic clutch actuator with a second temperature sensor wherein the second temperature sensor measures another one of the circuit board temperature, the angle sensor temperature or the pressure sensor temperature;
calculating a first temperature difference between the first temperature and the second temperature;
using the first temperature or the second temperature as a clutch actuator temperature to determine a compensation value of the actuator path when the first temperature difference is less than a threshold value; and,
modifying the actuator path using the compensation value.

US Pat. No. 10,968,964

COUPLING AND CONTROL ASSEMBLY HAVING AN INTERNAL LATCHING MECHANISM

Means Industries, Inc., ...

1. A coupling and control assembly comprising:first and second coupling members supported for rotation relative to one another about a common rotational axis, the first and second coupling members including coupling first and second faces, respectively, in close-spaced opposition with one another, the second coupling member having a third face spaced from the second face, the second face having a pocket, the first face having a set of locking formations and the third face having a passage in communication with the pocket;
a locking member received within the pocket in an uncoupling position and pivoting outwardly from the pocket to a coupling position in engagement with one of the locking formations; the locking member controlling the operating mode of the assembly, the passage communicating an actuating force to actuate the locking member within the pocket so that the locking member moves between the coupling and the uncoupling positions;
an actuator received within the passage to provide the actuating force;
a support member to support the actuator and being mounted for controlled shifting movement relative to the second coupling member between a first position that corresponds to a first mode of the assembly and a second position which corresponds to a second mode of the assembly; and
a latching mechanism to hold the support member and the second coupling member together in the second position so that the support member and the second coupling member rotate together without using any energy.

US Pat. No. 10,968,963

ELECTROMAGNETIC CLUTCH AND COMPRESSOR PROVIDED WITH SAME

Sanden Automotive Compone...

1. An electromagnetic clutch comprising:a rotor rotated by power of a drive source;
an armature arranged opposite the rotor and connected to a rotating shaft of a driven apparatus;
an electromagnetic coil unit having an electromagnetic coil and causing the rotor and the armature to be magnetically attracted to each other by electric power supplied to the electromagnetic coil;
a thermal fuse arranged inside the rotor and configured to be blown when a temperature of the thermal fuse exceeds a predetermined operational temperature to turn OFF the electric power supply to the electromagnetic coil; and
a thermally actuated switch that is connected in series to the electromagnetic coil along with the thermal fuse, that is displaced in an electric power supply OFF direction when the temperature of the thermally actuated switch exceeds a predetermined temperature, and thereafter, is displaced in an electric power supply ON direction by a reduction in temperature, and the thermally actuated switch turning ON/OFF the electric power supply to the electromagnetic coil such that a thermal fuse vicinity temperature does not exceed the operational temperature due to self-heating of the electromagnetic coil itself generated by electric power supplied to the electromagnetic coil,
wherein the thermal fuse is arranged at a position closer to one end surface portion of the rotor on the armature side than the thermally actuated switch, and the thermally actuated switch is arranged inside the rotor and at a position closer to the other end surface portion side of the rotor than the thermal fuse.

US Pat. No. 10,968,962

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE DRIVE-FORCE TRANSMITTING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control apparatus for a drive-force transmitting apparatus that is to be provided in a vehicle having a drive force source and drive wheels; the drive-force transmitting apparatus including a dog clutch which is provided with a synchromesh mechanism and which is to be operated by an actuator to selectively connect and disconnect a drive-force transmitting path between the drive force source and the drive wheels; the dog clutch including a sleeve that is to be moved by the actuator so as to switch an operation state of the dog clutch between an engaged state in which the drive-force transmitting path is connected and a released state in which the drive-force transmitting path is disconnected, such that a rotational speed difference between an input-side rotational speed and an output-side rotational speed of the dog clutch is to be zeroed when the sleeve is positioned in a synchronizing position in process of switching of the dog clutch from the released state to the engaged state; the control apparatus comprising:a processor programmed to function as:
a failure determining portion configured, in the process of the switching of the dog clutch from the released state to the engaged state, to determine whether the rotational speed difference is equal to or larger than a given difference value when the sleeve is positioned on an engaging side of the synchronizing position for placing the dog clutch into the engaged state, and
a clutch control portion configured, upon execution of control for operating the actuator for the switching of the dog clutch from the released state to the engaged state, to stop the switching of the dog clutch from the released state to the engaged state and to cause the actuator to place the dog clutch back into the released state, when the failure determining portion determines that the rotational speed difference is equal to or larger than the given difference value with the sleeve being positioned on the engaging side of the synchronizing position, wherein:
the failure determining portion is configured to determine whether the sleeve is positioned on the engaging side of the synchronizing position, depending on whether the sleeve is positioned to be distant from the synchronizing position by at least a given distance value on the engaging side of the synchronizing position, before the rotational speed difference becomes zero, and
the failure determining portion is configured to determine whether the sleeve is positioned to be distant from the synchronizing position by at least the given distance value on the engaging side of the synchronizing position, depending on whether a state in which the sleeve is positioned to be distant from the synchronizing position by at least the given distance value on the engaging side of the synchronizing position, continues for at least a given length of time.

US Pat. No. 10,968,961

FRICTION CLUTCH

1. A friction clutch for coupling a drive shaft of a motor vehicle engine to a transmission input shaft of a motor vehicle transmission, comprising:an axis of rotation;
a clutch cover;
a counter plate fixed to the clutch cover;
at least one lamina comprising:
a first friction surface facing in a first axial direction; and
a second friction surface facing in a second axial direction, opposite the first axial direction;
an axially movable contact plate comprising a plurality of holders radially outside of the first friction surface and the second friction surface, and arranged to hold the at least one lamina;
a lever element for actuating the axially movable contact plate; and
a plurality of friction disks arranged for connection to a hub in a circumferential direction, wherein:
each one of the plurality of holders forms a positive connection with the at least one lamina in the circumferential direction;
each of the first friction surface and the second friction surface is frictionally connectible to a one of a plurality of friction disks to transmit torque; and
a first one of the plurality of friction disks is arranged to be positioned between the counter plate and the at least one lamina, and a second one of the plurality of friction disks is positioned between the at least one lamina and the axially movable contact plate.

US Pat. No. 10,968,960

TRANSMISSION

UNIVANCE CORPORATION, Ko...

1. A transmission comprising:a first shaft to which power is inputted;
a second shaft that is disposed along the first shaft;
a plurality of transmission gears that each have a drive gear disposed on the first shaft and a driven gear disposed on the second shaft, the drive gear and the driven gear engaging each other, wherein the drive gear is relatively rotatable with respect to the first shaft or the driven gear is relatively rotatable with respect to the second shaft;
a plurality of hubs that are each disposed on the first shaft so as to be aligned with the drive gear or on the second shaft so as to be aligned with the driven gear and that are each relatively unrotatable with respect to the first shaft or the second shaft;
a clutch ring that is mounted on each of the hubs so as to be relatively movable in the axial direction, that interlocks the drive gear or the driven gear with the hub at a first position in the axial direction, and that moves from the first position to a second position in the axial direction to separate the drive gear or the driven gear and the hub from each other; and
an operating portion that moves the clutch ring in the axial direction,
wherein one of the hub and the clutch ring has a protrusion that protrudes in the radial direction,
wherein the other of the hub and the clutch ring has a groove portion in which the protrusion relatively moves in the rotational direction and in the axial direction,
wherein the groove portion has a first wall and a second wall that is opposite to the first wall in the rotational direction, the second wall and the first wall abutting on the protrusion to integrally rotate the hub and the clutch ring,
wherein the first wall has a first portion that inclines with respect to the axial direction and that generates a force in the axial direction from the first position toward the second position in the protrusion,
wherein the first wall has a first retaining portion that is joined to the first portion and that prevents relative movement of the protrusion from the first position toward the second position during coasting in which power is transmitted from the driven gear to the drive gear, and
wherein an angle ?1 between a plane parallel to an axis and the first retaining portion is set to 0°

US Pat. No. 10,968,959

UNIVERSAL JOINT WITH REINFORCED YOKE EARS AND POSITIVELY LOCKED TRUNNIONS

Spidertrax Inc., Lovelan...

1. A universal joint for connecting first and second torque transmitting shafts, the universal joint comprising:a central body having first and second opposite apertures through which a first reference axis is defined and third and fourth opposite apertures through which a second reference axis is defined;
a first yoke portion that is configured to be secured to a first torque transmitting shaft, wherein the first yoke portion includes first and second spaced opposite ears that are respectively disposed over the first and second opposite apertures;
first and second opposite trunnions that are respectively inserted through the first and second ears of the first yoke portion and the first and second apertures of the central body to secure the first yoke portion to the central body for pivoting about the first reference axis, wherein the first and second trunnions are non-rotatable relative to the first yoke portion and each include a trunnion head with a non-circular outer perimeter, the trunnion head being seated within a corresponding depression formed on an outer surface of the first yoke portion, the corresponding depression having a non-circular outer perimeter sized and shaped to receive the trunnion head to inhibit relative rotation between the first and second trunnions and the first yoke portion;
a second yoke portion that is configured to be secured to a second torque transmitting shaft, wherein the second yoke portion includes first and second spaced opposite ears that are respectively disposed over the third and fourth opposite apertures; and
third and fourth opposite trunnions that are respectively inserted through the first and second ears of the second yoke portion and the third and fourth apertures of the central body to secure the second yoke portion to the central body for pivoting about the second reference axis, wherein the third and fourth trunnions are non-rotatable relative to the second yoke portion.

US Pat. No. 10,968,958

BALL CAGE FOR CROSS-GROOVE TYPE PLUNGING AND FIXED CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A ball cage for a cross-groove type plunging constant velocity joint or a cross-groove type fixed constant velocity joint, the ball cage comprising:an external contour with sections of different curvature;
axial edge sections of the external contour each formed as spherical sections and located on a circumference of a first imaginary sphere; and
a center section of the external contour, located axially between the edge sections, runs radially inside a diameter of the first imaginary sphere,
wherein the edge sections each transition continuously into the center section through a gradually curved transition section, such that the edge sections each extend over an arc angle region having an arc length that is smaller than an arc length of an arc angle region of the transition section.

US Pat. No. 10,968,957

METHOD OF DETERMINING WEAR IN A BEARING SURFACE

1. A method of determining an amount of wear in a spherical working surface of a bearing ring of a spherical plain bearing, the method comprising:providing a groove of predetermined depth in the working surface, when the working surface is in an unworn condition;
after a period of service, using the groove and axial end faces of the bearing ring as reference surfaces for centering and aligning a measuring tool, the tool comprising:
a first surface adapted to face the spherical working surface of the bearing ring, and a protrusion that extends from the first surface in a radial direction and is adapted to fit into the groove;
first and second clamping sections that engage the axial end faces of the bearing ring; and
two or more radial openings that extend from a second surface of the tool through to the first surface, and which are axially spaced from the protrusion;the method further comprising:measuring a radial distance with a depth gauge associated with at least one of the two or more radial openings; and
determining the amount of wear by measuring the radial distance to the spherical working surface through each of the radial openings and comparing the measured value with a reference value measured using the tool for an unworn reference working surface comprising a reference groove of the same predetermined depth as the groove in the working surface, when the working surface is in an unworn condition.

US Pat. No. 10,968,956

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING STATE OF ROLLING GUIDE DEVICE

THK CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A state diagnosis method for a rolling guide device,the rolling guide device including:
a track member having a rolling surface extending along a longitudinal direction of the track member; and
a moving member, which is assembled to the track member through intermediation of a plurality of rolling elements configured to roll on the rolling surface so that the moving member is movable along the track member, and has an endless circulation path for the rolling elements,
the state diagnosis method comprising:
detecting a moving speed of the moving member relative to the track member while detecting relative vibration displacement of the moving member relative to the track member using a vibration sensor mounted to the moving member;
diagnosing a running state of the moving member relative to the track member based on those detection results;
comparing, after a threshold value of the vibration displacement of the moving member is determined based on the moving speed of the moving member, a detection signal from the vibration sensor and the threshold value;
determining, when the detection signal from the vibration sensor is larger than the threshold value, that there is an abnormality in the running state of the moving member relative to the track member;
supplying, when an abnormality in the running state of the moving member relative to the track member is determined, lubricant to the rolling guide device;
reading out the detection signal from the vibration sensor to determine the threshold value again after the supply of the lubricant is completed; and
determining, when the detection signal from the vibration sensor is larger than the threshold value after the supply of the lubricant is completed, that there is a defect in the supply of the lubricant or a defect in the rolling surface of the track member.

US Pat. No. 10,968,955

ROLLING BEARING WITH FLAP SEAL

1. A bearing comprising:an annular cup including an outer race and a radially extending flap, the flap defining an inner circumferential surface and a notch extending outwardly from the inner circumferential surface, wherein the notch includes opposing radially extending sides, an outer circumferential wall, and a locking lip raised from the outer wall;
rolling elements seated on the outer race and arranged to ride on a shaft; and
a sealing disc including an outer circumferential surface disposed against the inner circumferential surface and a tab received in the notch with the locking lip extending radially over the tab to secure the sealing disc to the cup.

US Pat. No. 10,968,954

GREASE, ANTIFRICTION BEARING, ANTIFRICTION BEARING DEVICE, AND INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.

1. A grease comprising:a base oil; and
a thickener,
wherein the base oil includes mineral oil having a kinetic viscosity at 40° C. in a range of 40 to 80 mm2/s and poly-?-olefin,
an amount of the poly-?-olefin by mass in the base oil is greater than an amount of the mineral oil by mass in the base oil,
the proportion of total mass of the mineral oil and the poly-?-olefin to gross mass of the base oil is equal to or higher than 90 mass %;
the poly-?-olefin includes poly-?-olefin (A) which has a kinetic viscosity higher than the kinetic viscosity of the mineral oil and poly-?-olefin (B) which has a kinetic viscosity equal to or lower than the kinetic viscosity of the mineral oil,
the kinetic viscosity of the poly-?-olefin at 40° C. is in a range of 40 through 90 mm2/s, and
worked penetration is in a range of 200 through 250.

US Pat. No. 10,968,953

GREASABLE BEARING ASSEMBLY

Sandcraft, LLC, Glendale...

19. A greasable seal for a greasable ball bearing assembly, comprising:a toroidal shape comprising an axial facing outer face and an axial facing inner face;
a radial facing outer ring-shaped surface that extends from the outer face to the inner face;
a radial facing inner ring-shaped surface that extends from the outer face to the inner face;
an intake opening disposed through the greasable seal that extends to the inner face; and
a securing member formed on the inner face to mateably couple with a ball bearing, wherein an outflow opening is formed in the greasable seal opposite the intake opening to allow excess grease to exit the greasable seal.

US Pat. No. 10,968,952

ROLLER BEARING UNIT WITH A SECURING RING, AND METHOD FOR DISASSEMBLING A SECURING RING

6. A securing ring for a rolling bearing unit, comprising: the securing ring having a substantially U-shaped cross-sectional profile with two substantially radially formed flanks;wherein the two flanks are provided to engage in annular grooves on inner rings of the rolling bearing unit and thus axially fix the inner rings;
wherein the securing ring has a first and a second ring end;
wherein a joint is formed in the circumferential direction between the two ring ends;
wherein a tapered projection is formed on the first ring end,
wherein a rectangular, substantially flat lever tongue is formed on the second ring end;
wherein the lever tongue has an axial protrusion;
wherein the lever tongue is formed to be axially larger than an axial minimum distance between the two annular grooves;
wherein the axial protrusion is provided for actuation during disassembly of the securing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,968,951

ROLLER BEARING

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

15. A roller bearing having a first axial end and a second axial end, the roller bearing comprising:an inner ring;
an outer ring;
a cage between the inner ring and the outer ring; and
a plurality of rollers retained by the cage each of the rollers having a first axial end and a second axial end,
wherein the cage has a first side ring between the first axial end of the roller bearing and the plurality of rollers and a second side ring between the second axial end of the roller bearing and the plurality of rollers and a plurality of bridges connecting the first side ring to the second side ring and defining a plurality of pockets in which the plurality of rollers are received,
wherein the inner ring or the outer ring includes a retaining flange for guiding the first axial ends of the rollers and a guide flange for guiding the second axial ends of the rollers, and
the roller bearing further including biasing means for exerting a force against the first axial ends of the plurality of rollers and pushing the plurality of rollers toward the guide flange, wherein the biasing means is separate from the retaining flange and separate from the guide flange.

US Pat. No. 10,968,949

MAGNETIC BEARING CONTROL DEVICE AND VACUUM PUMP

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

1. A vacuum pump comprising:a pump rotor to be rotatably driven by a motor;
an active magnetic bearing device configured to magnetically levitate and support a rotor shaft of the pump rotor, the active magnetic bearing device including a magnetic bearing having at least a single-axis; and
a magnetic bearing control device for controlling the active magnetic bearing device, the magnetic bearing control device comprising:
a control circuit:
configured to calculate, with respect to a reference rotation signal, a current rotation component phase value and a current rotation component amplitude value of a current rotation frequency component contained in excitation current of the magnetic bearing,
configured to calculate, with respect to the reference rotation signal, a displacement rotation component phase value and a displacement rotation component amplitude value of a displacement rotation frequency component contained in a displacement signal of the rotor shaft;
configured to calculate a ratio between an amplitude value of the current rotation frequency component and an amplitude value of the displacement rotation frequency component in the case of cancelling force generated by the displacement rotation frequency component by force generated by the current rotation frequency component; and
output a feedback control signal which is added to a control signal provided to the magnetic bearing such that the current rotation component phase value is equal to a value obtained by addition of a phase value of 180 degrees to the displacement rotation component phase value and that the current rotation component amplitude value is equal to a product of the displacement rotation component amplitude value and the ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,968,948

SPLIT TAPERED ROLLER BEARING

The Timken Company, Nort...

1. A bearing assembly comprising:a split inner race ring having first and second components configured to be installed and connected together on a shaft, each component of the split inner race ring defining two raceways for supporting rolling elements in a two-row orientation, and a central rib between the two raceways;
wherein the first and second components of the split inner race ring mate at a V-shaped split line;
a first split outer race ring having first and second components configured to be installed around the shaft, each component of the first split outer race ring defining a raceway for supporting a first row of the two rows of rolling elements; and
a second split outer race ring having first and second components configured to be installed around the shaft, each component of the second split outer race ring defining a raceway for supporting a second row of the two rows of rolling elements;
wherein the central rib includes a rib face along which the rolling elements slide, and wherein at the V-shaped split line, the rib face has a relief formed at an outer diameter portion of the rib face that is larger than any relief formed at an inner diameter portion of the rib face.

US Pat. No. 10,968,947

TAPERED ROLLER BEARING

NTN Corporation, Osaka (...

5. A tapered roller bearing comprising:tapered rollers each having a roller large end surface; and
an inner ring having a large flange surface configured to come into sliding contact with the roller large end surface of each of the tapered rollers,
wherein the large flange surface has:
an arithmetic mean roughness Ra of 0.1 ?m?Ra?0.2 ?m;
a roughness curve skewness Rsk of ?1.0?Rsk??0.3; and
a roughness curve kurtosis Rku of 3.0?Rku?5.0, and
wherein the large flange surface has a shape generated by a convex generatrix having a maximum height of 1 ?m or less at a mid-portion thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,968,946

TILTING-PAD BEARING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

20. A tilting-pad bearing (7) for a shaft (17), the tilting pad bearing (7) comprising:a sleeve (15) having an inner surface,
a plurality of tilting pads (9) inside the sleeve,
a frame (8) which is disposed inside the sleeve (15) and in which the tilting pads (9) are received, and
a plurality of spring elements (18) formed on the frame (8), each of the spring elements (18) having a set of two spring members each running in a circumferential and radial direction outwardly towards the sleeve (15),
wherein each of the spring members engages the inner surface of the sleeve (15) to pretension the spring elements (18) and to allow the tilting pads to align the shaft (17), and wherein each of the sets of two spring members corresponds to a respective one of the tilting pads (9), and each of the sets of two spring members includes a first spring member that extends in a first circumferential direction away from the respective one of the tilting pads (9) and a second spring member that extends in an opposite second circumferential direction away from the respective one of the tilting pads (9).

US Pat. No. 10,968,945

LOCK NUT WITH ROTATABLY ALIGNABLE RETAINING RING

1. A lock nut system comprising:a nut having a plurality of nut teeth along an inner circumferential portion, an inner circumferential slot, and an internally threaded portion configured to threadably engage with a threaded shaft, the plurality of nut teeth being positioned axially between the slot and the threaded portion;
a retaining member engageable with the nut, the retaining member including a retaining portion being engageable within the slot and a keeper portion including a plurality of locking teeth configured to engage with said plurality of nut teeth, said keeper portion further having a protrusion configured to fit within a recess of said shaft;
said locking teeth being engageable with said nut teeth to lock said nut into position on said shaft when (i) the nut is threadably engaged to the shaft with the retaining member engaged to the nut and (ii) the protrusion is within the recess of the shaft; and
wherein said protrusion and recess are configured relative to one another to allow the retaining member to rotate relative to the shaft, in both the clockwise and counterclockwise direction, a distance where the locking teeth are allowed to rotatably move one half of the distance between adjacent nut teeth when the protrusion is centered within the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,968,944

CAP FOR A FASTENER

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A cap for forming a sealed cavity around an end of a fastener, the cap comprising:a cap body comprising a domed head portion and an annular base portion terminating at a first rim which surrounds an opening into a central cavity defined by the interior wall of the cap body;
an annular skirt terminating in a second rim providing an annular pocket between the skirt and the base; and
a contact adhesive layer provided on the interior wall of the cap body forming an attachment surface, and
a pad fixed to the attachment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,968,943

SELF-CLINCHING FLOATING FASTENER

1. A fastener, comprising:a retainer having a cavity defined by a peripheral inner wall, said retainer having means on an outer wall thereof for attachment to a first object;
an insert with means for attaching a second object thereto, said insert having a star-shaped periphery with a plurality of radially pointing corners and valleys, each valley located between two adjacent corners and each corner defined by the sides of two adjacent valleys which meet at a point;
wherein the shape of the retainer cavity corresponds to the shape of the insert periphery with a gap between them permitting relative lateral movement while resisting relative rotation by the interference between the insert corners and the inner wall of the retainer; and means for captivating the insert within the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,942

TAMPER-RESISTANT FASTENER

1. A tamper-resistant fastener, comprising:a threaded fastener including a head that is circular and having a first longitudinal axis, the threaded fastener having a slot formed at least in the head of the threaded fastener transverse to the first longitudinal axis, the slot extending from a base through an end of the head of the threaded fastener opposite a shank of the threaded fastener at an apex of the slot, the slot having an enlarged region intermediate the apex and the base; and
a cap member having a second longitudinal axis and comprising a head having a drive feature formed therein, the head of the cap member extending along the second longitudinal axis to a first shank portion extending along the second longitudinal axis to an enlarged second shank portion extending along the second longitudinal axis to an end portion extending along the second longitudinal axis to a foot extending transverse to the second longitudinal axis;
wherein the cap member is insertable in the slot only from a direction transverse to the first longitudinal axis of the threaded fastener, the head of the cap member extendable over the head of the threaded fastener, the enlarged second shank portion receivable in the enlarged region, and the foot receivable in the slot between the enlarged region and the base;
wherein in response to insertion of the cap member in the slot of the threaded fastener, and the shank of the threaded fastener alignedly positioned in a threaded counterbored opening for securing a barrier for protecting an asset, and application of a rotational drive force to the drive feature of the cap member, the foot abutting the slot and preventing rotation of the cap member relative to the slot, thereby urging the threaded fastener to threadedly engage the threaded counterbored opening until the end portion shearing at a predetermined rotational drive force, the cap member being rotatable in the threaded counterbored opening and protectively covering the head of the threaded fastener, the cap member not being removable from the slot in a direction away from the threaded fastener along the first longitudinal axis of the threaded fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,968,941

FASTENING DEVICE

DTECH PRECISION INDUSTRIE...

1. A fastening device, comprising:a head member having a stem portion, and the stem portion having a fastening section; and
a body member being movably assembled to the head member and including an elastic fastening section for engaging with a first workpiece;
wherein the elastic fastening section includes at least one elastic retaining protrusion; the elastic fastening section or the elastic retaining protrusion being elastically backwardly compressible and deformable when being extended from a first side of the first workpiece through a retaining hole formed on the first workpiece, and being elastically restorable to an original shape after passing through the retaining hole to thereby abut against an opposite side of the first workpiece, bringing the fastening device to engage with the first workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,968,940

HIGH TORQUE BOLT

CRUSHLOCK, INC., Chuluot...

1. A method of making a bolt, the method comprising:providing a main-bolt head with a threaded shaft extending therefrom, the main-bolt head having a recess;
providing a deformable-bolt head component having an outer flange and an interior threaded bore; and
threading the deformable-bolt head component onto the threaded shaft (i) such that a portion of the deformable-bolt head component is positioned within the recess of the main-bolt head and (ii) until the outer flange engages a front surface of the main-bolt head, thereby forming a relief space between the deformable-bolt head component and the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,968,939

TAPERED LOBULAR DRIVER AND FASTENER

Infastech Intellectual Pr...

1. A torque transmission driver engageable with a plurality of fasteners having a mix of at least two sizes of tapered drive surfaces comprising:a main body having a first end portion and a second end portion,
the first end portion adapted to receive and transmit torque from a torque generation source,
the second end portion opposite the first end portion comprising a shaped tapered bit having drive surfaces comprising an alternating series of four, five or six driver lobes and driver troughs about a rotational axis having tapered bit drive surfaces with a taper angle between 15 and 65° from the rotational axis,
the tapered bit drive surfaces comprising a first tapered portion operable to engage drive surfaces of a first sized fastener and a second tapered portion operable to engage drive surfaces of a second sized fastener, the drive surfaces of the second sized fastener being larger than the drive surfaces of the first sized fastener, each driver lobe having a tapered height and width with a substantially constant ratio of lobe width to height regarding arbitrary cross-section surfaces in an axial direction of the torque transmission driver.

US Pat. No. 10,968,938

CONNECTOR WITH ENHANCED MOUNTING PROCESS

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A connector (1), wherein the connector (1) is configured to fasten a first component (100) to a second component (200) of a motor vehicle, wherein the connector (1) comprises:an integrally molded plastic member that includes:
a bearing collar (10) for bearing against an upper side (120) of the first component (100),
a crossbar (20) having one or more upper bearing surfaces (21.1, 21.2) for bearing against a lower side (220) of the second component (200) and for bracing the second component (200) against a lower bearing surface (130) of the first component (100) in a rotated final assembly position,
a shaft portion (30) which supports the crossbar (20) and is oriented in the axial direction, for passing through corresponding apertures (110, 210) in the components (100, 200), and
fastening means (40) for fastening the connector (1) to the first component (100) in a preassembly position,
wherein, in addition to the crossbar (20), the connector (1) has a rotation-blocking device (50) which is arranged between the crossbar (20) and the bearing collar (10) and is configured to block rotation of the connector (1) in relation to the first component (100) in the preassembly position and only to release said rotation when the connector (1) has moved from the preassembly position in the direction of the final assembly position.

US Pat. No. 10,968,937

MULTIFUNCTIONAL MOUNTING BRACKET

1. A multifunctional mounting bracket for connecting at least one furniture leg to a mounting surface of a furniture, such as a tabletop,said multifunctional mounting bracket comprising a top element and a bottom element rotationally connected to each other,
said top element comprising two connection surfaces defining first and second planes, respectively, and each having connection means configured for connecting the at least one furniture leg at each of said two connection surfaces, said top element further comprising a top element interface surface defining a third plane, said first and second planes of said two connection surfaces, respectively, being arranged at a first angle being different from zero in relation to each other, and at second and third angles different from zero in relation to said third plane of said top element interface surface,
said bottom element comprising a mounting surface defining a fourth plane and arranged for connection to said mounting surface on the furniture, said bottom element further comprising a bottom element interface surface rotationally connected to said top element interface surface and defining a fifth plane being arranged parallel to said third plane and arranged at a fourth angle different from zero in relation to said mounting surface, and
wherein said second and said third angles, respectively, are numerically between approximately 40-90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,968,936

PANEL WITH A FASTENING DEVICE

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A set comprising a panel and a fastening device for securing a furniture component to the panel,the fastening device comprising an element with a first element surface comprising a protruding part which protrudes from the first element surface,
the panel comprising an edge surface and a panel surface,
the edge surface extending between first and second edges, and between third and fourth edges, the first and second edges being longer than the third and fourth edges, and
the panel surface being a main surface of the panel which is larger than the edge surface, the panel surface being wider than the fastening device as viewed along a direction orthogonal to the panel surface, the panel surface extending along the first edge and perpendicularly to the edge surface, the fastening device being configured to be assembled to the panel with the first element surface facing and contacting the panel surface in an assembled position of the fastening device to the panel surface, wherein
the edge surface comprises an edge groove,
the panel surface includes an insertion groove extending perpendicular to the edge groove,
a flexible tongue is arranged in the edge groove such that the flexible tongue protrudes partially into the insertion groove,
the protruding part comprises a recess,
the protruding part is configured to be inserted into the insertion groove, and
the flexible tongue is configured to cooperate with the recess for locking the fastening device to the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,968,935

METHOD FOR MOUNTING FASTENING STRUCTURE OF AUTOMOBILE SUNSHADE

SHYU FUU INDUSTRIAL CO., ...

1. A method for mounting fastening structure of automobile sunshade, applied to an internal window frame having an automobile sunshade, comprising steps of:step A: providing at least one fixing strip, wherein said at least one fixing strip is formed by stacking a first release layer, an adhesion layer, and a second release layer in turn, said first release layer have a torn portion, and said adhesion layer is provided on one side thereof along said second release layer with a sticking layer;
step B: tearing off said torn portion of said first release layer to form a reserved opening exposing said adhesion layer;
step C: providing at least one positioning unit located at said internal window frame, wherein said positioning unit have a main body towards the reserved opening in a corresponding position, a double-sided tape located at said main body and facing one side of said internal window frame, a stop connected to said main body and reversely protruding from said internal window frame, and a positioning space located between said main body and said stop as well as opening up in a direction opposite to said internal window frame to provide said automobile sunshade to be located thereon, adhering said main body of said positioning unit to said adhesion layer in said reserved opening temporarily, and adjusting a relative position of said positioning unit and said automobile sunshade of said internal window frame;
step D: detaching said temporarily adhered positioning unit, exposing said sticking layer after removing said second release layer, and then adhering said first release layer and said adhesion layer to said internal window frame via said sticking layer;
step E: spreading a crosslinking agent to said adhesion layer in said reserved opening;
step F: tearing off said first release layer and said adhesion layer adhered to said internal window frame; and
step G: orientating said main body of said positioning unit toward said crosslinking agent on said internal window frame correspondingly, and tearing off a release sheet of said double-sided tape on one side of said main body, wherein said main body of said positioning unit is adhered to said crosslinking agent on said internal window frame.

US Pat. No. 10,968,934

MECHANICAL SEED COUPLING

Mitsubishi Polycrystallin...

1. A seed rod extender for extending a seed rod comprising:a length of seed rod having a tip at one end for coupling to a short connecting rod and a mechanical coupler with a single aperture consisting of at most two surfaces inside the single aperture: an upper surface in contact with an angled surface corresponding to a respective surface of a seed rod to be coupled to the seed rod extender,
wherein the mechanical coupler is made from polycrystalline silicon.

US Pat. No. 10,968,933

ATTACHMENT OF COMPOSITE LUG TO COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL TUBE

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A method of manufacturing a lug cluster with a composite tube comprising:forming a first side comprising a flange comprising a first side groove;
forming a second side comprising a flange comprising a second side groove;
joining the first side and second side together by a saddle comprising a floor member shaped to follow a contour of the composite tube;
wrapping a filament along a filament path disposed along the first side groove and the second side groove;
consolidating the composite tube and the lug cluster by resin transfer molding; and
forming an upper infill member resting on the floor member and positioned between the first side and the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,968,932

SOLDERED JOINT AND METHOD FOR FORMING SOLDERED JOINT

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A solder joint in which an electronic component with a back metal is bonded to a substrate by a solder alloy,wherein the solder alloy comprises:
a solder alloy layer having an alloy composition consisting of, in mass %: Ag: 2 to 4%, Cu: 0.6 to 2%, Sb: 9.0 to 12%, Ni: 0.005 to 1%, optionally Co: 0.2% or less and Fe: 0.1% or less, with the balance being Sn;
an Sn—Sb intermetallic compound phase;
a back metal-side intermetallic compound layer formed at an interface between the back metal and the solder alloy; and
a substrate-side intermetallic compound layer formed at an interface between the substrate and the solder alloy, and
wherein the solder alloy layer exists at least one of between the Sn—Sb intermetallic compound phase and the back metal-side intermetallic compound layer, and between the Sn—Sb intermetallic compound phase and the substrate-side intermetallic compound layer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,931

DUAL COMPONENT SEALING FASTENER AND COUPLING ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SAME

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A dual component sealing fastener designed to couple a first component having a rib to a second component having an aperture therethrough comprising:a U-base clip component comprising:
two opposing side walls joined together at an insertion end with a rib receiving cavity between the two opposing side walls, and each of the two opposing side walls including a trailing end opposite the insertion end;
a pair of aperture retention arms extending outwardly from the two opposing side walls, respectively; and
a pair of rib coupling arms extending inwardly from the two opposing side walls; and
a seal component comprising:
a central wall having a clip aperture therethrough;
a first component annular seal extending in a first direction away from a first side of the central wall; and
a second component annular seal extending in a second direction away from a second side of the central wall opposite the first direction and opposite the first side, respectively; and
wherein the seal component and the U-base clip component have a shipping configuration in which the U-base clip component extends through the clip aperture with the seal component coupled between the trailing ends and the aperture retention arms of the U-base clip component.

US Pat. No. 10,968,930

CONNECTING STRUCTURE

Syncmold Enterprise Corp....

1. A connecting structure, for disposing at least one device onto an object, the object comprising a first connecting element, the device comprising a second connecting element, the connecting structure comprising:a main body, being formed with a plurality of areas, each of the areas having a cavity and an axis passing therethrough, and each of the cavities having an opening;
a plurality of rotary discs, each of the rotary discs being rotatably disposed in each of the cavities correspondingly, wherein each of the rotary discs has a top surface, a disc body and a hook, and the axis perpendicularly passes through a center of the top surface, wherein each of the rotary discs is able to rotate about the axis, each of the disc bodies is disposed at each of the openings correspondingly and each of the hooks extends from each of the disc bodies along each of the axes toward each of the cavities to connect to an inner surface of the main body correspondingly, so that the rotary discs are able to engage with the main body; and
a joint set, for connecting the object and the device, the joint set comprising at least one third connecting element and at least one fourth connecting element, wherein one of the at least one third connecting element or one of the at least one fourth connecting element is disposed on one of the rotary discs respectively;
wherein the fourth connecting element of the connecting structure matches with the first connecting element of the object for detachably connecting to each other, and the third connecting element of the connecting structure matches with the second connecting element of the device for detachably connecting to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,968,929

ANGLE FIXING CLAMP HOLDER WITH SIMPLE STEERING OPERATION

1. An angle fixing clamp holder with simple steering operation for clamping a first erecting rod and a second erecting rod, the angle fixing clamp holder comprising:a first fixture group, comprising a first fixed block, a first movable block, a first locking assembly for driving the first movable block to move towards the first fixed block, and a first cylindrical portion connected with the first fixed block, surfaces of the first fixed block and the first movable block facing to each other being respectively recessed inwards to form a first clamping groove for clamping the first erecting rod through butt joint, wherein the first locking assembly comprises a first bolt pivoted to the first fixed block and penetrating through the first movable block, and a first manually rotary knob screwed to the first bolt and pushing the first movable block to move towards the first fixed block, and wherein the first fixture group further comprises a first spacing adjusting assembly, the first spacing adjusting assembly comprises a first non-circular bolt pivoted to the first fixed block and penetrating through the first movable block, and a first nut screwed to the first non-circular bolt and pushing the first movable block to move towards the first fixed block, the first movable block comprises a first non-circular through hole which is penetrated by the first non-circular bolt and limits axial rotation of the first non-circular bolt, and the first spacing adjusting assembly and the first locking assembly are respectively positioned on two sides of the first clamping groove;
a second fixture group, comprising a second fixed block, a second movable block, a second locking assembly for driving the second movable block to move towards the second fixed block, and a second cylindrical portion connected with the second fixed block and sleeved with the first cylindrical portion, surfaces of the second fixed block and the second movable block facing to each other being respectively recessed inwards to form a second clamping groove for clamping the second erecting rod through butt joint, the first cylindrical portion axially sliding relative to the second cylindrical portion to have a rotating position and a clamping position, the first cylindrical portion comprising a first non-circular axisymmetric profile, and the second cylindrical portion comprising a second non-circular axisymmetric profile correspondingly sleeved with the first non-circular axisymmetric profile, wherein when the first cylindrical portion is in the rotating position, the first non-circular axisymmetric profile is not in contact with the second non-circular axisymmetric profile, and the first cylindrical portion in the rotating position has an axial rotation degree of freedom relative to the second cylindrical portion; and when the first cylindrical portion is in the clamping position, the first non-circular axisymmetric profile clamps the second non-circular axisymmetric profile, and the first cylindrical portion in the clamping position does not have the axial rotation degree of freedom relative to the second cylindrical portion;
a fixed bolt penetrating through the first cylindrical portion and the second cylindrical portion, and one end of the fixed bolt clamped against the second cylindrical portion and the other end of fixed bolt screwed with a nut, an accommodating space being formed between the nut and the first cylindrical portion; and
a compression spring sleeved on the fixed bolt and positioned in the accommodating space, the first cylindrical portion being pushed by the compression spring to move towards the second cylindrical portion so as to enable the first cylindrical portion to move from the rotating position to the clamping position.