US Pat. No. 11,112,081

LIGHT DEVICE WITH HOLLOW COLUMN LIGHT GUIDE FOR VEHICLE

TAN DE TECH CO., LTD., D...


1. A light device for vehicle for providing a light with an elongated distribution pattern, comprising:a plurality of emitting modules, comprising a main emitting element and two secondary emitting elements bilaterally arranged beside the main emitting element;
a light condensing lens; and
a light guide, composed of at least two chassis, the adjacent two chassis have a plurality of adjacent side walls assembling a plurality of hollow columns corresponded with the plurality of emitting modules, the plurality of hollow columns defining a light incident side and a light output side away from each other, the plurality of emitting modules and the light condensing lens respectively mounted on the light incident side and the light output side,
wherein the adjacent side walls of the adjacent two chassis are extended from the light incident side to the light output side to define a plurality of light inlets of the hollow columns nearby the plurality of emitting modules and a plurality of light outlets of the hollow columns nearby the light condensing lens, each of the light outlets having a long and narrow boundary, an elongated direction of the long and narrow boundary is the same as an elongated direction of the elongated distribution pattern, wherein the adjacent side walls are formed by protruding or indenting shapes from the adjacent two chassis.

US Pat. No. 11,112,080

ILLUMINATION DEVICE INCLUDING COHERENT LIGHT SOURCE TO ILLUMINATE AN ILLUMINATION AREA

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...


1. An illumination device comprising:a light diffusion device including element diffusion devices that diffuse incident light;
a coherent light source that emits coherent light;
a shaping optical system that shapes the coherent light;
a scanner that adjusts a traveling direction of the coherent light so as to allow the coherent light to scan the light diffusion device; and
a light condensing optical system located on a light path of the coherent light from the shaping optical system up to the light diffusion device;
wherein the light condensing optical system condenses the coherent light such that a spot area on the light diffusion device is smaller than the element diffusion device;
wherein each element diffusion device diffuses the coherent light incident thereon so as to illuminate an element illumination area corresponding to the element diffusion device;
wherein the shaping optical system divides the coherent light emitted from the coherent light source into light fluxes;
wherein the light condensing optical system adjusts light paths of the light fluxes such that the light fluxes are overlapped at least partially on the light diffusion device;
wherein the element diffusion devices are arranged in a direction which is parallel to a scanning direction of the spot area; and
wherein an effective scanning section along the scanning direction, in which the whole spot area is located only within one element diffusion device, is longer than an ineffective scanning section along the scanning direction, in which the spot area is located over two element diffusion devices that are adjacent in the scanning direction.

US Pat. No. 11,112,079

FLAMELESS CANDLE WITH FLOATING FLAME ELEMENT

STERNO HOME INC., Vancou...


1. A flameless candle comprising:a candle body including an inner region and an upper surface comprising an aperture;
a light source configured to selectively emit a light by being energized and de-energized;
a flame element including an interior region, an interior surface, and an exterior surface, wherein the flame element is configured to permit the light to pass first through the interior region and then onto the interior surface, and further configured to permit the light to propagate through the flame element and outwardly from the exterior surface thereafter; and
a fan configured to force air towards the flame element while the light is emitted,
wherein the flame element is configured to receive the air forced by the fan and to responsively rise and begin to hover on the forced air, thereby moving with respect to non-moving portions of the flameless candle and not being coupled to any of the non-moving portions of the flameless candle while the light is emitted, and
wherein at least a portion of the flame element extends through the aperture in the upper surface while the light is emitted.

US Pat. No. 11,112,078

EFFECT WHEEL ASSEMBLY FOR STAGE LIGHT

GUANGZHOU HAOYANG ELECTRO...


1. An effect wheel assembly for a stage light comprisinga plurality of effect wheels, each effect wheel having several effect sheets;
a rotating shaft passing through an axle center of each effect wheel; and
a transmission mechanism,
wherein the effect sheets of each effect wheel are respectively correspondingly arranged to create various combined effects, and the transmission mechanism drives the rotating shaft to rotate so that the effect wheels rotate coaxially,
wherein the effect sheets on at least one of the plurality of effect wheels are motion relative to the at least one of the plurality of effect wheels by a linkage transmission mechanism when the rotating shaft rotates, wherein the linkage transmission mechanism comprises:a holder;
a first gear fixed to the holder; and
a second gear arranged on the at least one of the plurality of effect wheels and meshing with the first gear,

wherein when the at least one of the plurality of effect wheels rotates, the second gear on the at least one of the plurality of effect wheels meshes with the first gear to make the effect sheets on the at least one of the plurality of effect wheels to rotate relative to the at least one of the plurality of effect wheels.

US Pat. No. 11,112,077

ILLUMINATED ORNAMENT POWERED BY VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE

Jenesis International Inc...


1. A decorative ornament comprising:a vertical axis wind turbine comprising a plurality of blades adapted to rotate about a centrally located vertical shaft;
wherein the vertical shaft comprises a top terminal end;
a light emitting device secured to and located above the shaft top terminal end and within the rotating turbine blades;
an alternator coupled to the blades and adapted to produce electric power for powering the light emitting device;
wherein each of the blades comprise: a leading cupped section joined to a lagging airfoil section, wherein the leading cup section is defined by a cup radius r and the lagging airfoil section is defined by an airfoil chord length CL;
wherein the leading cupped section and lagging airfoil section extend vertically a distance h between terminal bottom and top ends; and,
wherein the cup radius r and chord length CL both decrease towards the terminal bottom and top ends of the blade.

US Pat. No. 11,112,076

SHED LIGHT


1. A lighting apparatus comprising:a housing including a rear mounting platform along a mounting plane, and a partitioning wall extending from the rear mounting platform to form a first cavity and a second cavity within the housing, wherein a plane of the partitioning wall intersects the mounting plane of the rear mounting platform;
a light module mounted on the housing to seal the first cavity, the light module comprising a heat sink located at least partially within the first cavity, and at least one LED supported by the heat sink; and
a battery receptacle formed within the second cavity, the battery receptacle being arranged to receive a removable battery pack through a lower open end of the second cavity along a receiving axis parallel to the mounting plane of the rear mounting platform, wherein the receiving axis intersects the partitioning wall and the first cavity.

US Pat. No. 11,112,075

INTEGRATED LAMP

Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.,...


1. An integrated lamp comprising:a main lighting lamp body, and
a first auxiliary lighting lamp body which is connected with the main lighting lamp body so as to be assembled on the main lighting lamp body in a plug-in way, and
wherein the first auxiliary lighting lamp body is rotatable relative to the main lighting lamp body so as to be adjusted relative to the main lighting lamp body, and wherein the integrated lamp further comprises a ceiling box and a suspension connecting portion, and wherein a driving power supply is disposed in the ceiling box, and both ends of the suspension connecting portion are connected to the ceiling box and the main lighting lamp body, and the main lighting lamp body is an elongate-shaped lamp body having a main light-emitting surface at a lower side of the main lighting lamp body.

US Pat. No. 11,112,074

MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT FOR A FIXTURE HAVING A MOUNTING PLATE WITH WIRING AND DRIVING COMPARTMENT AND HOLES FOR ROPE TO BE THREADED THERETHROUGH

Appleton Grp LLC, Rosemo...


1. A mounting arrangement (200) for a lighting fixture (205), said mounting arrangement (200) comprising:a. a holding plate (230) having a first end (230a) and a second end (230b);
b. a first hole (210) configured near said first end (230a);
c. a second hole (215) configured near said second end (230b);
d. a wiring and driver compartment (245) fastened to an operative top surface of said holding plate (230);
e. a first extension (250) defining a third hole (250a), and a second extension (255) defining a fourth hole (255a), said first and second extensions (250 and 255) provided on either side of said compartment (245) and extending along the length of said holding plate (230);
f. a third extension (260) extending operatively vertically from a front wall of said wiring and driver compartment (245), said third extension (260) defining a fifth hole (260a) therein; and
g. a first (235) removably threaded through said first hole (210), said third hole (250a), and said fifth hole (260a) to form a first loop (265a) for securing to and hanging said lighting fixture (205) from an overhead support structure (240).

US Pat. No. 11,112,072

STRIP LAMP

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...


1. A strip lamp comprising a strip lamp holder (100), two rows of light sources (300) and two lenses (400), wherein:the strip lamp holder (100) has a center line (101) perpendicular to a surface (200) to be illuminated in a plane perpendicular to its length direction, and the strip lamp holder (100) is provided with two light source mounting seats (102) oppositely arranged and located on opposite sides of the center line (101);
each of the two rows of light sources (300) is respectively arranged on the light source mounting seat (102), so that light emission directions of the two rows of light sources (300) are all toward the surface (200) to be illuminated and so that two optical axes (301) of the two rows of light sources intersect at or near the center line (101); and
each of the two lenses (400) is respectively arranged on the light source mounting seat (102) and located in the light emission direction of the corresponding light source (300), and each of the two lenses (400) includes a light entrance surface (401) and a light emission surface (402);
wherein,
the light from the light source (300) comprises a blocked light extending to below a top edge of the light source mounting seat (102) on the opposite side thereof, and a part of the light emission surface (402) away from the surface (200) to be illuminated causes the blocked light of the light source (300) to be refracted and then cross the top edge of the light source mounting seat (102) on the opposite side.

US Pat. No. 11,112,071

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE MODULES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A light emitting device (LED) module, comprising:four LEDs;
an indicator including an indicating plate having a rectangular shape, the indicating plate including four diffusing grooves, each diffusing groove of the four diffusing grooves defined by a separate set of one or more diffusing surfaces and formed at a central portion of separate, respective outer surfaces of the indicating plate, wherein each diffusing groove of the four diffusing grooves is configured toreceive a separate LED of the four LEDs such that the separate LED is at least partially located within a volume space defined by the one or more diffusing surfaces of the diffusing groove, and
diffuse lights emitted from the separate LED received into the diffusing groove and incident on the one or more diffusing surfaces of the diffusing groove such that the light is diffused into an interior of the indicating plate; and

an indicating channel arranged at a central portion of the indicating plate and configured to indicate the light emitted from the four LEDs and diffused into the interior of the indicating plate.

US Pat. No. 11,112,070

NANO-SCALE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED) ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY EMITTING POLARIZED LIGHT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND POLARIZED LED LAMP HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. A display device comprising:a first electrode extending in a first direction and a second electrode extending in the first direction and spaced apart from the first electrode; and
a plurality of LED devices on the first electrode and the second electrode, the plurality of LED devices each having a long axis and extending in a direction of the long axis;
wherein an alignment angle of one or more of the LED devices is different from an alignment angle of other one or more of the LED devices,
wherein the alignment angle of the one or more of the LED devices is an acute angle between the direction of the long axis and a direction perpendicular to the first direction, and
wherein an insulating layer is on the first electrode and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 11,112,069

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Nichia Corporation, Anan...


1. A light emitting device comprising:a base having a first surface;
a frame disposed on the first surface of the base and comprising a plurality of sidewalls;
a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on the first surface of the base and within the frame, the plurality of light emitting elements comprising at least a first light emitting element and a second light emitting element;
a light reflector disposed between the first light emitting element and the second light emitting element and configured to reflect light from at least one of the plurality of light emitting elements;
a plurality of wiring parts comprising two first wiring parts and two second wiring parts, the two first wiring parts being electrically connected to the first light emitting element via first wires, the two second wiring parts electrically connected to the second light emitting element via second wires, one of the two first wiring parts and one of the two second wiring parts extending from inside of the frame to outside of one of two sidewalls of the plurality of sidewalls, another one of the two first wiring parts and another one of the two second wiring parts extending from inside of the frame to outside of another one of the two sidewalls; and
a cover disposed on or above and covering the frame, the cover comprising a first portion having an opening through which light is configured to be transmitted and a light transmissive portion disposed in the opening, wherein
the first portion is in contact with the frame,
the light transmissive portion is configured to transmit light emitted from the plurality of lighting emitting elements,
the first light emitting element, the light reflector and the second light emitting element are arranged in a first direction, and
the two sidewalls are laterally separated in a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 11,112,068

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...


1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a glass tube;
two end caps, each of the two end caps coupled to a respective end of the glass tube;
an LED light strip attached to an inner circumferential surface of the glass tube;
a plurality of LED light sources mounted on the LED light strip;
at least two first soldering pads arranged at an end of the LED light strip;
at least two notches are formed at an edge of the end of the LED light strip, each of the notches is further formed at one of the first soldering pads;
a protective layer disposed on a surface of the LED light strip, the protective layer comprising at least two first openings to expose the two first soldering pads; and
a power supply module comprising a printed circuit board and configured to drive the plurality of LED light sources, the printed circuit board comprising at least two second soldering pads, one of the two first soldering pads soldered to one of the respective second soldering pads by a solder,
wherein the power supply module at least comprises a rectifying circuit and a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit, and the solder is disposed on one of the two first soldering pads, one of the respective second soldering pads and in one of the respective notches.

US Pat. No. 11,112,067

LED LIGHT TUBE APPARATUS

XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING...


1. An LED light tube, comprising:an LED strip having a substrate plate and multiple LED modules, the multiple LED modules being mounted on the substrate plate;
a light passing tube, having a main portion, a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion and the second end portion being placed at two opposite ends of the main portion, the light passing tube being used for storing the LED strip;
a first end cap attached to the first end portion of the light passing tube, an exterior surface of the main portion defining a peripheral edge line, the first end portion having a tilt curve portion with a tilt angle between the peripheral edge line and an exterior surface of the first end portion, the tilt angle being between three degrees to ten degrees;
a second end cap attached to a second end portion of the light passing tube, the first end cap and the second end cap each having two pins; and
a driver enclosing in one of the end caps for supplying a driving current to the multiple LED modules and for controlling the multiple LED modules, wherein the first end cap has an extended electrode for connecting to an attached device for providing an external power to the attached device, wherein the attached device is detachable from the first end cap to be replaced with an another attached device, the another attached device provides a different function as the attached device.

US Pat. No. 11,112,066

LASER LIGHT INSTALLED INSIDE CAVITY OF BULB LAMP AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING LASER LIGHT INSIDE CAVITY OF BULB LAMP


1. A laser light installed inside a cavity of a bulb lamp, comprising a bulb lamp, wherein a fixing support having heat dissipation function is coaxially arranged on an LED light board disposed inside the cavity of the bulb lamp, a laser module is sleeved inside the fixing support, a through hole is provided on a portion of a lamp cover corresponding to the laser module, and the through hole is enclosed by a transparent cap; wherein the laser module consists of a lens module, a laser head base, a heat dissipating tube, and a laser head disposed inside the laser head base, wherein the lens module consists of a focus base, and further, a transparent piece, a grating piece, a lens base, a lens and a lens fixing base accommodated in the lens base, which are sleeved inside the focus base in sequence.

US Pat. No. 11,112,065

SOLID STATE LAMP FOR RETROFIT

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...


1. A solid state lamp comprising:one or more circuit boards configured as a circumferential array defining an interior volume of the lamp, each circuit board having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a first edge, and a second edge;
solid-state light sources mounted on the exterior surface of the one or more circuit boards;
a heat sink located in the interior volume interior to the circumferential array and including internal fins extending into the interior volume, the heat sink having one or more external faces in thermal communication with the interior surface of the one or more circuit boards;
an active cooling device positioned proximal to the interior volume configured to force airflow across the heat sink;
a capper assembly located proximal to the first edge of the one or more circuit boards, the capper assembly including at least one aperture configured to vent the interior volume; and
a dome assembly located proximal to the second edge, the dome assembly being substantially flat on top and including a secondary circuit board having solid-state light sources, the secondary circuit board including at least one aperture to allow air to pass through into the interior volume.

US Pat. No. 11,112,064

LED LIGHT BULB

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...


1. A LED light bulb, comprising:a driver circuit for converting an external power source to a driving current;
a first LED module and a second LED module being connected to the driver circuit;
an optical light guide, as a first optical unit, having a bottom end facing to the first LED module for receiving a first light of the first LED module and having a top end forming an enlightened pattern where the first light escaped from the top end of the optical light guide;
a second optical unit for guiding a second light emitted from the second LED module to a lateral surface of the optical light guide, the lateral surface being between the top end and the bottom end of the optical light guide;
a connector for fixing the optical light guide for aligning the first LED module to emit the first light into the bottom end and for transmitting heat of the first LED module to the optical light guide; and
a bulb shell covering the optical light guide.

US Pat. No. 11,112,063

SENSOR FOR A HIGH-PRESSURE LINE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME


1. A sensor for a high-pressure line comprising:an outer tube of metal with an outer surface, an inner surface, an outer diameter and an inner diameter, and an inner tube of metal with an outer surface, an inner surface, an outer diameter and an inner diameter, wherein the inner tube extends concentrically in the outer tube such that the inner tube and the outer tube together form a tube, and wherein the overall wall thickness measured as half of the difference between the outer diameter of the outer tube and the inner diameter of the inner tube is equal to or larger than the inner diameter of the inner tube;
at least one groove extending in a longitudinal direction of the tube in the inner surface of the outer tube or in the outer surface of the inner tube;
at least one signal line placed in the groove; and
at least one pick-up element connected to the signal line,
wherein the pick-up element is placed at least in the groove or in at least one recess provided in addition to the groove at least in the outer surface of the inner tube or in the inner surface of the outer tube,
wherein the outer tube is in a frictional connection with the inner tube, and
wherein the inner tube is a strain-hardened tube with a tensile strength of 900 N or more.

US Pat. No. 11,112,062

SAFETY SYSTEM FOR A PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR


1. A safety system, comprising:a valve block with first and second valve ports and a first supply pressure port;
first and second gas safety valves connected in fluid communication to the valve block via the first and second valve ports, respectively;
a first pressure accumulator being capable of holding a gaseous pressure medium and being connected in fluid communication to the valve block via the first pressure supply port;
gas-conveying connections extending in the valve block between the first pressure supply port and the first and second valve ports; and
a control valve device in the gas-conveying connections selectively and individually opening and blocking fluid flow in the gas-conveying connections between the first pressure supply port and the first and second valve ports such that fluid communication between the first pressure accumulator either one of the first and second gas safety valve is open while fluid communication to the other of the first and second gas safety valves is able to be blocked;
whereby, one of the first and second gas safety valve may be disconnected from the valve block, while the other of the first and second gas safety valves is maintained in fluid communication with the first pressure accumulator.

US Pat. No. 11,112,061

WATER DETECTOR OF DOUBLE STRUCTURE WITH FREEZE PROTECTION

SOLGE CORPORATION, Daegu...


1. A water detector of a double structure with a freeze protection function, the water detector comprising:an external body comprising a container-shaped structure which has an empty space formed therein, and comprises a side surface portion, an upper portion, and a lower portion; and
an internal body which is inserted into an inside of the external body and coupled thereto, the internal body comprising a container-shaped structure which has an empty space formed therein, and comprises a side surface portion, an upper portion, and a lower portion,
wherein the lower portion of the structure of the external body and the lower portion of the structure of the internal body are opened, respectively,
wherein a casing portion having a fluid inflow and outflow portion formed thereon to allow a fluid to be drawn in from the outside or to be discharged to the outside is coupled to the upper portion of the structure of the external body, and a casing portion having a fluid inflow and outflow portion formed thereon to allow a fluid to be drawn in from the outside or to be discharged to the outside is coupled to the upper portion of the internal body,
wherein the lower portion of the structure of the internal body is inserted into the lower portion of the structure of the external body and coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 11,112,060

MOBILE WORK MACHINE WITH FLUID DRIP RETENTION


1. A mobile work machine which includes a belly plate and a machine component drawer located above said belly plate, said drawer having a bottom, at least one aperture in said bottom for draining fluid from said drawer and a fluid drip retention tray removably positioned below said drawer above said belly plate.

US Pat. No. 11,112,059

ADJUSTABLE CONNECTION BETWEEN AN ASSISTIVE DEVICE AND A WEARABLE DEVICE

NEXTVPU (SHANGHAI) CO., L...


1. An assistive device comprising a connector for mounting the assistive device to a wearable body, wherein the connector includes: a first connecting component to be mounted to one of the assistive device and the wearable body, and a second connecting component to be mounted to the other of the assistive device and the wearable body,wherein the first connecting component comprises a first engaging member, the second connecting component comprises a second engaging member, and the first connecting component and the second connecting component are configured to rotate relative to each other into a separable position or into an engaged position,
wherein in the separable position, the first engaging member and the second engaging member are separated from each other such that the first connecting component is separably engaged with the second connecting component in an axial direction,
wherein in the engaged position, the first engaging member and the second engaging member are engaged with each other such that the first connecting component is inseparably engaged with the second connecting component in the axial direction,
wherein the first connecting component further comprises at least one first holding member, the second connecting component further comprises at least one second holding member, and the engaged position comprises at least one rotation position where the first connecting component is rotatable relative to the second connecting component around the axial direction, and a plurality of holding positions where the first holding member and the second holding member mate with each other such that when a torque smaller than a threshold value is applied, the first connecting component and the second connecting component are not rotatable relative to each other and are held in one of the plurality of holding positions, and when a torque greater than or equal to the threshold value is applied, the first connecting component and the second connecting component are rotatable relative to each other to be out of the one of the plurality of holding positions; and
wherein the first connecting component has an outer peripheral surface, the second connecting component has an outer peripheral portion, the outer peripheral portion has an inner peripheral surface, the outer peripheral surface is rotatable relative to the inner peripheral surface, and the outer peripheral surface and the inner peripheral surface define an axis of rotation around which the second connecting component rotates relative to the first connecting component, wherein the first holding member is configured as grooves, and the second holding member is configured as a raised strip and in the holding position, the raised strip is located in one of the grooves.

US Pat. No. 11,112,058

QUICK ATTACH BRACKET SYSTEM


1. A quick attach bracket system comprising:a structural member;
an attachment bracket;
a bolt;
the attachment bracket comprising an attachment body, an upper attachment end, a lower attachment end, a first bracket hook, a second bracket hook, a fastener flange and a bolt hole;
the attachment body extending between the upper attachment end and the lower attachment end;
the first bracket hook being connected adjacent to the upper attachment end;
the second bracket hook being connected adjacent to the lower attachment end;
the fastener flange being perpendicularly and terminally connected to the attachment body at the lower attachment end;
the bolt hole being formed on the fastener flange;
the structural member comprising a structural body, an upper structural end, a lower structural end, a first bracket hook receiver, a second bracket hook receiver and a fastener receiver;
the structural body extending between the upper structural end and the lower structural end;
the first bracket hook receiver being connected adjacent to the upper structural end;
the second bracket hook receiver being connected adjacent to the lower structural end;
the fastener receiver being positioned at the lower structural end;
the fastener receiver traversing into the structural body at the lower structural end;
the first bracket hook being removably positioned within the first bracket hook receiver;
the second bracket hook being removably positioned within the second bracket hook receiver; and
the structural member and the attachment bracket being releasably pressed together by the fastener flange being removably attached to the fastener receiver, the bolt being removably positioned through the bolt hole and the bolt being removably positioned within the fastener receiver.

US Pat. No. 11,112,057

DISPLAY MOUNTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Ergotron, Inc., St. Paul...


1. An electronic display mounting system comprising:an electronic display interface;
a support assembly adapted to couple to a fixed structure, the support assembly including:a support column, wherein the support column is vertically oriented; and
a mounting portion movably coupled to the support column, the mounting portion including:a mounting body, including:a front wall;
a rear wall;
a first side wall; and
a second side wall;
wherein the first side wall and the second side wall are adapted to connect the front wall and the rear wall to form a hollow cross-section; and

a plurality of wheel assemblies including:a wheel having a concave profile; wherein the wheel is rotatingly coupled to the mounting body;
one or more bearings adapted to be coupled to an inside diameter of the wheel; and
an axle having a first end and a second end;
wherein the axle is at least partially located inside the hollow cross-section; and
wherein the wheel and the one or more bearings are concentric with the axle;

wherein the support column at least partially located inside the hollow cross-section; and
wherein the concave profile of each wheel of plurality of wheel assemblies contacts an outside surface of the support column; and

an articulating arm assembly operably coupled between the display interface and the mounting portion, wherein the articulating arm assembly includes at least one pair of arms;
wherein the mounting portion is configured to translate the display interface in a vertical direction through a range of travel;
wherein the articulating arm assembly is configured to translate the display interface between a first position proximate the support assembly and a second position spaced apart from the support assembly; and
wherein the articulating arm assembly is configured to change an angle of the display interface relative to the support assembly.


US Pat. No. 11,112,056

ELEVATABLE SUPPORTING DEVICE

SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP....


1. An elevatable supporting device for bearing a display, the elevatable supporting device comprising:an upright extending along a first axis and including an accommodating space, a first surface, and a second surface non-parallel to the first surface, wherein the accommodating space is formed between the first surface and the second surface, and a highest position and a lowest position are defined on the first axis;
an energy storage element being movably disposed in the accommodating space and abutting against the first surface and the second surface, wherein the energy storage element includes a connecting section having a winding portion, a first arm extending from the connecting section and providing a first resistance, and a second arm extending from the connecting section and providing a second resistance, wherein the first arm, the second arm, and the connecting section integrally form a torsion spring; and
a bearing module connecting to the display and the energy storage element and sliding along the first axis with respect to the upright, wherein the bearing module has a shaft passing through the winding portion;
wherein a first included angle is defined between the first arm and the second arm, a second included angle is defined between the first arm and the first surface, a third included angle, which is constant and smaller than the first included angle, is defined between the first surface and the first axis, a fourth included angle is defined between the second arm and the second surface, and a fifth included angle, which is constant and smaller than the first included angle, is defined between the second surface and the first axis; and
wherein when the energy storage element moves from the highest position to the lowest position, the first included angle between the first arm and the second arm of the energy storage element continuously decreases so that at least one of the first resistance and the second resistance continuously increases and at least one of the second included angle and the fourth included angle continuously decreases, conversely, when the energy storage element moves from the lowest position to the highest position, the first included angle between the first arm and the second arm of the energy storage element continuously increases so that at least one of the first resistance and the second resistance continuously decreases and at least one of the second included angle and the fourth included angle continuously increases; thereby, a total effective resistance on the first axis is substantially constant, and when an external force is applied, the energy storage element, the bearing module, and the display move simultaneously, whereas when the external force is removed, the energy storage element, the bearing module, and the display are in a static equilibrium status so that the display is able to stop at any position between the highest position and the lowest position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,055

STABILIZER AND STICK GRIP FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES


1. A combination pedestal and handle for an electronic device, comprising:a plurality of legs centrally connected at respective first ends for splayed deployment in a first configuration and bunched, parallel deployment in a second configuration, the plurality of legs forming first and second cavity elements in the second configuration;
a base disposed at said respective first ends including a first surface for receiving an edge of the electronic device, the base including first and second engagement holes;
a reciprocating engagement member extending distally from said base including a first surface for engagement with a second edge of the electronic device, the reciprocating engagement member including first and second engagement element rods passing through said first and second engagement holes of the base, said first and second engagement element rods adapted to reside in a respective one of said first and second cavity elements when the reciprocating engagement member is retracted and the plurality of legs are disposed in the second configuration; and
wherein the reciprocating engagement member adjusts to engage a plurality of sizes of electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 11,112,054

ELEVATABLE SUPPORTING DEVICE

SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP....


1. An elevatable supporting device for bearing a display, the elevatable supporting device comprising:an upright extending along a first axis and including an accommodating space, a first sliding structure, and a second sliding structure non-parallel to the first sliding structure, wherein the accommodating space is formed between the first sliding structure and the second sliding structure, the first sliding structure includes a first sliding surface and a third sliding surface, the second sliding structure includes a second sliding surface and a fourth sliding surface, and a highest position and a lowest position are defined on the first axis;
an energy storage unit being movably disposed in the accommodating space and abutting against the first sliding structure and the second sliding structure, the energy storage unit at least including:a first energy storage element having a first connecting section, a first arm extending from the first connecting section and providing a first resistance, and a second arm extending from the first connecting section and providing a second resistance; and
a second energy storage element having a second connecting section, a third arm extending from the second connecting section and providing a third resistance, and a fourth arm extending from the second connecting section and providing a fourth resistance; and

a bearing module connecting to the display and the energy storage unit and sliding back and forth along the first axis with respect to the upright;
wherein a first included angle is defined between the first arm and the second arm, a second included angle is defined between the first arm and the first sliding surface, a third included angle is defined between the first sliding surface and the first axis, a fourth included angle is defined between the second arm and the second sliding surface, a fifth included angle is defined between the second sliding surface and the first axis, a sixth included angle is defined between the third arm and the fourth arm, a seventh included angle is defined between the third arm and the third sliding surface, an eighth included angle is defined between the fourth arm and the fourth sliding surface, a ninth included angle is defined between the third sliding surface and the first axis, and a tenth included angle is defined between the fourth sliding surface and the first axis, wherein the third included angle is constant and smaller than the first included angle, the ninth included angle is constant and smaller than the sixth included angle, the fifth included angle is constant and smaller than the first included angle, the tenth included angle is constant and smaller than the sixth included angle, and the sixth included angle is smaller than the first included angle;
wherein when the energy storage unit moves from the highest position to the lowest position, the first included angle and the sixth included angle continuously decrease so that the first resistance, the second resistance, the third resistance, and the fourth resistance continuously increase, at least one of the second included angle and the fourth included angle continuously decreases, and at least one of the seventh included angle and the eighth included angle continuously decreases, conversely, when the energy storage element moves from the lowest position to the highest position, the first included angle and the sixth included angle continuously increase so that the first resistance, the second resistance, the third resistance, and the fourth resistance continuously decrease, at least one of the second included angle and the fourth included angle continuously increases, and at least one of the seventh included angle and the eighth included angle continuously increases; and thereby, a total effective resistance on the first axis is substantially constant,
wherein when an external force is applied, the energy storage unit, the bearing module, and the display move simultaneously; and when the external force is removed, the energy storage element, the bearing module, and the display are in a static equilibrium status so that the display is able to stop at any position between the highest position and the lowest position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,053

HOSE LINER


1. A method of disposing of waste through a drain hose, comprising:providing a drain hose having a first end with an opening therein, a second end with an opening therein, and a passageway extending therethrough between the first and second ends;
providing a liner comprising:an intermediate section having a length that is generally equal to or greater than a length of the passageway of the drain hose,
a first end section extending from a first end of the intermediate section, the first end section having an opening and a securing mechanism integrally associated with first end section and around the opening thereof, and
a second end section extending from a second end of the intermediate section, the second end section having a securing mechanism integrally associated with the second end section and extending circumferentially therearound, the second end section further comprising a closed terminal end;

inserting the liner through the drain hose such that the intermediate section is disposed within the passageway and the first and second end sections extend from the openings in the drain hose, inserting the liner through the drain hose comprising inserting a weighted element within the closed terminal end, passing the closed terminal end and the weighted element through the drain hose, detaching or opening the closed terminal end, and removing the weighted element;
inverting or folding the first and second end sections back over the first and second ends of the drain hose; and
securing the first and second end sections to an exterior surface of the drain hose with the integrally associated securing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 11,112,052

WELD REPAIR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN A NUCLEAR REACTOR JET PUMP

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...


1. A system for repairing a jet pump elbow having at least one of, a first weld connecting the elbow to a first conduit extending in a first direction from the elbow, and a second weld connecting the elbow to a second conduit extending in a second direction from the elbow, the system comprising:a single-piece base having a first leg shaped to secure in the first direction around the elbow at the first weld and a second leg shaped to secure in the second direction around the elbow at the second weld; and
a drive plate shaped to secure around at least one of the first conduit at the first weld and the second conduit at the second weld, wherein the drive plate and the base are configured to bias against each other so as to compress the at least one of the first conduit and the second conduit into the elbow.

US Pat. No. 11,112,051

FLARED-END AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE COOLANT PIPE REPAIR STENT AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING AN ENGINE


17. A method of repairing an engine by stopping a coolant leak due to a defective seal of the engine, the method comprising:draining coolant from the engine, wherein the engine includes an engine block, a timing cover attached to the engine block through which a timing cover coolant passage is provided, a water pump, and wherein the timing cover coolant passage abuts an engine block coolant passage that extends into the engine block;
removing the water pump from the engine without removing the timing cover and without removing an intake manifold of the engine;
inserting a hollow repair stent and a coolant pipe repair sealant through a front opening of the timing cover coolant passage to stop the coolant leak, wherein the repair stent has a cylindrical portion sized to fit within the engine block coolant passage and a flared portion contiguous at a first end of the flared portion with a first end of the cylindrical portion and shaped to match an expansion of the timing cover coolant passage along an extent of the flared portion toward a second end of the flared portion, so that the hollow repair stent bridges the connection between the timing cover coolant passage and the engine block coolant passage, and wherein the flared portion has a first partial cylindrical profile that extends a profile of the cylindrical portion axially along a portion of a length of the flared portion and a second expanding profile along which the flared portion expands in cross-sectional area toward the second end of the flared portion;
subsequent to the inserting, re-assembling the water pump to the engine, wherein the hollow repair stent remains installed within the timing cover coolant passage and the engine block coolant passage; and
adding coolant to the engine.

US Pat. No. 11,112,050

MULTI-STAGED WATER MANIFOLD SYSTEM FOR A WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMP

Lennox Industries Inc., ...


10. A multi-stage water control system for a water source heat pump, comprising:at least two compressors, each compressor of the at least two compressors being coupled to a refrigerant tubing for circulating refrigerant;
at least two condensers, each having a condensing coil with a water intake end, the at least two condensers being fluidly coupled together by a manifold;
a water intake conduit coupled to the manifold;
a first water output conduit coupled to a first condensing coil of the at least two condensing coils and a second water output conduit coupled to a second condensing coil of the at least two condensing coils;
a three-way valve coupled to each of the condensing coils of the at least two condensers and operable to divert fluid from inlets of each of the condensing coils to an outlet; and
a controller coupled to each a first water control valve and a second water control valve and configured to operate each of the first and second water control valves in a first position and a second position, wherein the first position is a flow setpoint determined by the controller and the second position is a closed position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,049

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSIENT MITIGATION DEVICE IN CONTINUOUS PIPELINES FOR SURGE IMPACT CONTROL

SMART PIPE COMPANY, INC.,...


1. A device to mitigate transient events in a transported medium of fluids and gases subjected to surges, and over pressure events caused by the transient state of a transported medium in a continuous pipeline, while acting as a continuous piece of the pipeline, comprising:a. an outer spool pipe as a casement to one or more concentrically positioned multilayered composite pipes comprising core pipe, helical and circular wrapping layers and sensors and readers, with an annular space between the spool pipe and the multilayered composite pipes, said annular space filled with a fluid medium;
b. end piece adaptors for connection to pipeline open ends when the device is installed inline to the pipeline and where the end piece adaptors each further comprise flanges, chambers for excess pressure mitigation from the annular space, connection for monitoring instruments and an instrumental monitoring port, and;
c. instrumentation and monitoring running longitudinally for the full length of the device.

US Pat. No. 11,112,048

CONNECTOR FITTING FOR A FLUID HOSE IN A VEHICLE AND CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Kongsberg Actuation Syste...


1. A connector fitting for a fluid hose in a vehicle comprising:a first end for connection to the hose,
a second end for connection to parts of a fluid system, and
a middle portion positioned in-between the first end and the second end with the middle portion having a shoulder extending in a circumferential direction of the middle portion for contact with a first surface of a fixing plate when the fixing plate is positioned in such a manner that inner walls of a through-going recess of the fixing plate circumferentially surround the middle portion,
wherein the connector fitting comprises at least one snap-in tongue with a nib for engaging a second surface of the fixing plate positioned parallel to the first surface such that the fixing plate is fixed in the longitudinal direction of the middle portion between the shoulder and the nib of the snap-in tongue; and
the middle portion comprises a protrusion extending perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the middle portion and positioned adjacent to the shoulder for engaging a corresponding notch in the through-going recess of the fixing plate to rotationally fix the fixing plate relative to the connector fitting, wherein the at least one snap-in tongue is spaced radially outward from the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 11,112,047

PIPE-IN-PIPE PIPELINES

TECHNIP FRANCE


1. A method of connecting an in-line subsea structure to a pipe-in-pipe (PIP) pipeline for laying in a marine environment, the PIP pipeline comprising a plurality of PIP pipeline sections, each PIP pipeline section of the plurality of PIP pipeline sections having at least metal inner and outer pipes and an annular space thereinbetween, the PIP pipeline having one or more PIP connectors, a first PIP pipeline section of the plurality of PIP pipeline sections and a second PIP pipeline section of the plurality of pipeline sections being connected to one another with a PIP connector from the one or more PIP connectors, the PIP connector having a first connector end and a second connector end, the first connector end comprising inner and outer longitudinal collars corresponding in circumference to the circumferences of the inner and outer pipes of the first PIP pipeline section, and welded to the first PIP pipeline section, and the second connector end comprising a machined portion configured to match and connect with a complementary portal or bore of the in-line subsea structure, and a coupling portion coupled to the second PIP pipeline section, said coupling being decoupable from the second PIP pipeline section, the method comprising at least the steps of:(i) providing the PIP pipeline;
(ii) decoupling the coupling portion that is at the second connector end of the connector and coupled to the second PIP pipeline section to provide the machined portion of the PIP connector that is configured to match and connect with the complementary portal or bore of the in-line subsea structure; and
(iii) connecting the in-line subsea structure onto the machined portion of the PIP connector to connect the in-line subsea structure to the PIP pipeline,
wherein the in-line subsea structure is a pipeline end structure or a pipeline intermediate structure that is located at a subsea location.

US Pat. No. 11,112,046

SAFETY SYSTEM FOR CAM LOCK COUPLINGS


1. A female coupling component for a cam and groove coupling joint, comprising:a female coupling component having a cylindrical outer surface configured for use with a male coupling component, the male coupling component having a hollow interior to convey fluid or gas, the female coupling component adapted to secure the male coupling component in close fitting engagement by a plurality of cam arms positioned on the female coupling half engaging a radial groove of the male coupling half,
each cam arm beingpivotally connected to the female coupling component; and
being pivotable betweena first unlocked position wherein the male coupling half is insertable and removable from the female coupling component and
a second locked position wherein the male coupling half is securable in close fitting engagement with the female coupling component;

an external case member which contains a chamber containing a latching member is partially built into or affixed to an outside circumferential surface of the female coupling component intermediate at least two cam arms and perpendicular to the axis of the female coupling component;
the latching member is held within the chamber by a set screw inserted into the chamber perpendicular to the axis of the female coupling component;
the latching member is partially located outside the cylindrical outer surface of the female coupling component and that is movable between a latched position wherein the latching member is positionable within the radial groove of a male coupling half within the female coupling half, and an unlatched position in which the latching member is not within the radial groove.


US Pat. No. 11,112,045

FLUID CONNECTOR WITH FULL INSERTION ASSURANCE CAP WITH SECONDARY LATCHES

Oetiker NY, Inc., Lancas...


1. An assurance cap for use with a fluid connector assembly, the assurance cap comprising: a body including: a first end; a second end; an outer annular ring; an inner support ring arranged radially inward from the outer annular ring; and, at least one aperture arranged radially between the outer annular ring and the inner support ring, the at least one aperture extending axially from the first end to the second end; a plurality of primary latch fingers connected to the body, each of the plurality of primary latch fingers including an end projection, wherein at least one primary latch finger comprises a circumferential width, the circumferential width decreasing in an axial direction; and, a plurality of stepped fingers connected to the body and circumferentially spaced between the primary latch fingers; wherein each stepped finger of the plurality of stepped fingers includes an inner surface comprising: a radially outermost first step terminating at an outer end of the stepped finger; a second step disposed axially adjacent and radially inward from the first step; and, a third step disposed axially adjacent and radially inward from the second step.

US Pat. No. 11,112,044

ANTI-DROPPING STEEL RING USED IN PRESS-FITTING TYPE PIPE FITTING AND FIXING SEALING DEVICE

Zhuji City Howhi Air Cond...


1. An anti-dropping steel ring used in a press-fitting type pipe fitting, the anti-dropping steel ring comprising:first snapping parts and second snapping parts distributed in a circumferential direction,the first snapping part being configured to extend from an inner circumferential wall of the anti-dropping steel ring in a radial direction, and
the second snapping part being configured to extend from a circumferential edge of the anti-dropping steel ring in an axial direction and lean inwards;

wherein the anti-dropping steel ring is provided with a first interface part and a second interface part,the first interface part is a convex part,
the second interface part is a concave part that can accommodate the convex part, and
the first interface part and the second interface part are configured to implement closing of the anti-dropping steel ring by means of cooperation of the concave part and the convex part;
wherein both the first interface part and the second interface part are configured to be V-shaped to prevent the anti-dropping steel ring from being dislocated.


US Pat. No. 11,112,043

RESTRAINED GASKET FOR PLASTIC PIPES

McWane, Inc., Birmingham...


1. A pipe joint comprising:a gasket located within an annular groove of a bell socket of a first plastic pipe, the gasket including (a) an inner surface that defines a circumference of a first length and (b) a plurality of segments partially embedded within the gasket, each segment of the plurality of segments having opposing lateral edges and a second length extending to and between the opposing lateral edges; and
a second plastic pipe inserted through an opening defined by the inner annular surface,
wherein a sum of all of the second lengths is no more than 70% of the first length, and
wherein the plurality of segments is arranged in groups of three segments, each group of three segments being separated from each adjacent group of three segments by a first distance that is longer than the second length.

US Pat. No. 11,112,042

TIGHTENING DEVICE COMPRISING A BELT AND TWO TIGHTENING LUGS ADDED THEREON

Caillau, Issy les Moulin...


1. A tightening device comprising a belt having a first and a second end, and a first and a second tightening lug carried by the belt which are formed respectively in a first and a second band portion respectively fastened to an outer face of the belt in the vicinity of the first and the second end, at least the first band portion being fastened to the belt through at least a first fastening area formed on at least one of a boss of the first band portion protruding inwardly and a boss of the belt protruding outwardly, and through a second fastening area; wherein, around the boss on which the first fastening area is formed, a clearance gap is arranged between the inner face of the first band portion and the outer face of the belt.

US Pat. No. 11,112,041

SWIVEL ASSEMBLY WITH A BOLT AND A HOUSING

Eaton Intelligent Power L...


1. A swivel assembly, comprising:a swivel bolt including:
a first portion having a flange extending substantially perpendicular therefrom,
a second portion, and
a body portion connecting the first portion and second portion, the second portion including a transverse channel; and
a housing configured to receive at least a portion of the second portion of the swivel bolt, the housing having an annular channel operatively aligned with the transverse channel of the swivel bolt;
wherein the first portion extends from the body portion in a first direction, and the second portion extends from the body portion in a second direction transverse to the first direction, the flange extending in the second direction and being spaced apart from the second portion in the first direction to define a space between a surface of the second portion and the flange in the first direction, an end portion of the housing being inserted into the space in an insertion direction aligned with the second direction.

US Pat. No. 11,112,040

INTERNAL SPOKE GIMBAL JOINT

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A gimbal apparatus, comprising:a tubular envelope having a variable length between first and second rim structures,
a rigid ring structure inside the tubular envelope, the ring structure being connected to diametrically opposite first and second portions of the first rim structure, and connected to diametrically opposite first and second portions of the second rim structure, and
a first spoke bisecting the ring structure,

wherein the ring structure is a cylindrical shell having a height parallel a central axis, the height varying around a circumference of the ring structure such that the height is greatest proximate each end of the first spoke.

US Pat. No. 11,112,039

SLIP SEALING STRUCTURE

GUANGZHOU JST SEALS TECHN...


1. A slip sealing structure, wherein the slip sealing structure comprises a cylindrical sealing body comprising an upper end surface and a lower end surface, an outer side of at least one end surface of the cylindrical sealing body is provided with an outer metal retaining ring and an inner side of the at least one end surface is provided with an inner metal retaining ring, a fabric covering layer is disposed on the at least one end surface provided with the outer metal retaining ring and the inner metal retaining ring, and the outer metal retaining ring is pressed against an outer edge of the fabric covering layer and the inner metal retaining ring is pressed against an inner edge of the fabric covering layer such that the fabric covering layer provides support for the outer metal retaining ring and the inner metal retaining ring.

US Pat. No. 11,112,038

PIPE-FITTING

Georg Fischer Central Pla...


1. A pipe-fitting comprising: a coupling including a bell defining a pipe insertion mouth at an end of the coupling and an inner recess; and a flexible pipe-restraint gasket assembly disposed within the inner recess, the gasket including an annular body, a plurality of discrete gripping members and at least one extension portion, the plurality of gripping members being disposed around an outer periphery of the body, the at least one extension portion extending from the body and being disposed between a pair of the plurality of gripping members, the at least one extension portion defining a pocket and wherein circumferentially opposing sides of each gripping member are curved in a longitudinal direction, with opposite axially extending edges of the extension portion engaging opposing sides of the curved gripping members, with the extension portion being configured to collapse when fluid pressure is applied through the pipe.

US Pat. No. 11,112,037

HOSE CONNECTION SYSTEM

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...


1. A hose connection system for connecting a hose to a gas turbine engine, comprising:a connection fitting;
the connection fitting comprising a first member to be attached to the gas turbine engine, a mating component welded to the hose, and a splined second member to be torqued onto the first member;
wherein the splined second member comprises a plurality of second member splines extending in a radial direction;
wherein the mating component is positioned between the first member and the splined second member; and
a motorized connection tool;
the motorized connection tool comprising a drive wheel with a plurality of drive wheel splines;
wherein the plurality of drive wheel splines torque the splined second member onto the first member; wherein the first member comprises a plurality of first member splines.

US Pat. No. 11,112,036

INTUMESCENT PROTECTION OF PTFE HOSES

HS MARSTON AEROSPACE LIMI...


1. A multi-layer flexible hose comprising:an inner, hollow tube comprising PTFE and
an outer layer,
said PTFE tube being provided so as to extend longitudinally within said outer layer;
a sleeve comprising steel braiding being positioned between said inner PTFE tube and said outer layer; said hose further comprising:
a coating of intumescent material provided between said steel braiding sleeve and said outer layer;
wherein said outer layer comprises a compound comprising silicon or fiber glass.

US Pat. No. 11,112,035

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING FITTINGS TO FLEXIBLE PIPE

Trinity Bay Equipment Hol...


1. A securing mechanism for a flexible pipe, comprising:a first leg configured to be at least partially disposed within a first opening that is formed in a liner layer of the flexible pipe such that the first leg extends alongside a bore of the flexible pipe, wherein the liner layer defines the bore of the flexible pipe and the flexible pipe comprises a reinforcement layer implemented around the liner layer;
a second leg configured to be at least partially disposed within a second opening that is formed in a shield layer of the flexible pipe such that the second leg extends alongside the bore of the flexible pipe, wherein the shield layer is implemented around the reinforcement layer of the flexible pipe; and
a connector that connects the first leg and the second leg, wherein the connector is configured to enable the securing mechanism to be deformed such that the first leg and the second leg engage the reinforcement layer of the flexible pipe to facilitate securing an end of the flexible pipe in a pipe fitting.

US Pat. No. 11,112,034

CABLE KEEPER

GlobalMedia Group, LLC, ...


1. A cable retention assembly comprising:a housing defining a cable aperture extending axially through the housing and a retention aperture extending from an outside surface of the housing through the housing and opening into the cable aperture;
a clamping mechanism disposed at least partially within the retention aperture; and
a hook having an insert and a lip, the hook coupled to the housing via the clamping mechanism, wherein the lip of the hook extends axially aft of the housing.

US Pat. No. 11,112,032

TAPERED ANTI-CAVITATION CAGE


1. A control valve, comprising:a body having an inlet and an outlet;
a valve seat positioned in a passageway of the body between the inlet and the outlet;
a valve plug positioned within the body and movable between a closed position, in which the valve plug sealingly engages the valve seat, and an open position, in which the valve plug is spaced away from the valve seat; and
a cage disposed within the body adjacent the valve seat, the cage providing longitudinal guidance for the valve plug as the valve plug moves longitudinally within the cage, the cage comprising:
a first sleeve having a first circumferential wall having a first inner surface and a first outer surface and a first longitudinal axis, the first sleeve including a first plurality of openings disposed in the first circumferential wall; and
a second sleeve having a second circumferential wall having a second inner surface and a second outer surface and a second longitudinal axis, the second sleeve including a second plurality of openings disposed in the second circumferential wall,
wherein the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are co-axial, and
wherein the first outer surface of the first circumferential wall is tapered at a first angle relative to the first longitudinal axis, and the second inner surface of the second circumferential wall is tapered at a second angle relative to the first longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 11,112,031

DIAPHRAGM ASSEMBLY FOR A DIAPHRAGM VALVE, AND DIAPHRAGM VALVE


1. A diaphragm assembly for a diaphragm valve, comprising:a diaphragm which includes a functional portion adapted to cooperate with further components of the diaphragm valve and to separate opposite chambers; and
a tab projecting laterally from the functional portion, wherein a through-opening is provided in the tab, and a marking element is fastened in the through-opening;
wherein the diaphragm is a multilayer diaphragm, and the through-opening extends through all layers of the multilayer diaphragm;
wherein in an installed position, the diaphragm comprises an upper side and a lower side; and
the marking element has substantially the same color as the lower side, the color being an indicator for the material on the lower side, or
the marking element is made from the same material as the lower side, or
the marking element has a shape being an indicator for the material on the lower side.

US Pat. No. 11,112,030

VALVE CARTRIDGE FOR AT LEAST ONE SANITARY FITTING WITH A CHANGEABLE FUNCTION

Grohe AG, Hemer (DE)


1. A valve cartridge for at least one sanitary fitting, comprising:a cartridge housing;
a valve stem that is rotatable about an axis of rotation relative to the cartridge housing;
a handle for rotating the valve stem;
a passage disk with a first passage and a second passage;
a control disk rotatable with the valve stem for controlling a liquid flow through the first passage or the second passage of the passage disk; and
a handle adapter connectable to the valve stem for setting a first rotational orientation of the valve stem to the handle in a first position and connectable to the valve stem for setting a second rotational orientation of the valve stem to the handle in a second position so that the control of the flow of liquid through the first passage or the second passage is changed via the control disk,
wherein the handle adapter is non-rotatably fixed to the valve stem, such that during all rotational movement of the handle, the valve stem and the handle adapter rotate together.

US Pat. No. 11,112,029

VACUUM VALVE COMPRISING A FORCE SENSOR

VAT HOLDING AG, Haag (CH...


1. A vacuum valve for the regulation of a volume or mass flow or for the gas-tight interruption of a flow path, comprising:a valve seat, which comprises a valve opening defining an opening axis and a first sealing surface circumferential around the valve opening,
a valve closure for the regulation of the volume or mass flow or for the interruption of the flow path, comprising a second sealing surface corresponding to the first sealing surface, whose variable location is defined by the respective position and alignment of the valve closure,
a drive unit coupled to the valve closure, which is designed such that the valve closure is adjustable from
an open position (O), in which the valve closure and the valve seat are provided without contact in relation to one another, into
a closed position (G), in which an axially-sealing contact exists between the first sealing surface and the second sealing surface via an interposed seal, and the valve opening is thus closed in a gas-tight manner,
and back,
wherein the vacuum valve furthermore comprises a sensor assembly having at least one force sensor comprising a deformation-sensitive element,
wherein the sensor assembly is designed in such a way that a measurement signal is acquired, which provides detection of a seal compression of the interposed seal between the first sealing surface and the second sealing surface, the seal compression being generated by the first and the second sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 11,112,028

VALVE INCLUDING A VALVE STEM WITH A COMBINATION THREADED AND SPLINED SECTION

FMC Technologies, Inc., ...


1. A valve, comprising:a body;
a valve stem comprising a combination threaded-splined section and an unthreaded section, the combination threaded-splined section comprising at least one spline and a thread;
an anti-rotation ring comprising at least one tab positioned in the at least one spline of the combination threaded-splined section; and
a threaded drive nut that is adapted to engage the thread of the combination threaded-splined section, wherein at least a portion of the thread comprising the combination threaded-splined section is adapted to translationally move through a first end of the anti-rotation ring and exit out a second end of the anti-rotation ring when the threaded drive nut is rotationally actuated to translationally move the valve stem within the valve.

US Pat. No. 11,112,027

EXTENSION DEVICE FOR CLOSURE MECHANISM

KNOB WHERE YOU NEED IT, L...


1. A device for remotely operating a valve, the device comprising:an adaptor configured to engage a tri-point valve knob on a propane tank, the adaptor comprising an upper portion and a skirt that extends downward from the upper portion of the adaptor, wherein the skirt is discontinuous such that a bottom end of the skirt forms at least a first skirt portion and a second skirt portion, and wherein the upper portion of the adaptor is configured to accept a first end of a rod,
wherein the first skirt portion has a shorter depth than the second skirt portion; and
wherein the second skirt portion includes at least one detent that is angled inwards towards a center of the adaptor and extends from an inner surface of the second skirt portion, and wherein the detent is configured to extend below a lower edge of the valve knob when the adaptor engages the valve knob.

US Pat. No. 11,112,026

FLUID DEVICE

TAKASAGO ELECTRIC, INC., ...


1. A fluid device including a flow path where a liquid flows, the fluid device comprising:as electrodes for measuring a degree of electrical conductivity between the liquid in the flow path on an inflow upstream side and the liquid in the flow path on an outflow downstream side, a first electrode electrically in contact with the liquid on the upstream side and a second electrode electrically in contact with the liquid on the downstream side; and
a circuit which measures the degree of electrical conductivity using the first electrode and the second electrode to detect an amount of the liquid flowing through the flow path or detect whether the liquid is present or absent, wherein
the circuit includesa signal generation part which applies, between the first electrode and the second electrode, a voltage of an alternating square-wave in which a voltage of a positive value and a voltage of a negative value are cyclically and alternately switched,
a signal processing part which acquires a measurement value indicating a magnitude of a current between the first electrode and the second electrode, and
a determination part which determines the amount of the liquid flowing through the flow path or determines whether the liquid is present or absent,

the signal processing part acquires a first measurement value as the measurement value at a point in time shifted by a predetermined time with reference to a first point in time when the voltage to be applied by the signal generation part is switched from a negative value to a positive value, and acquires a second measurement value as the measurement value at a time shifted by the predetermined time with reference to a second point in time when the voltage applied by the signal generation part is switched from a positive value to a negative value, and
the circuit measures a magnitude of a differential value between the first measurement value and the second measurement value as an index indicating the degree of electrical conductivity.

US Pat. No. 11,112,025

WATER VALVE GUIDE TUBE WITH INTEGRATED WELD RING AND WATER VALVE INCORPORATING SAME

Robertshaw Controls Compa...


1. A water valve, the water valve comprising:a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a flow path extending through the housing between the inlet and the outlet;
a valve member assembly situated within the flow path and operable to selective open and close the flow path;
a guide tube, the guide tube mounted to the housing;
a solenoid actuator mounted to the guide tube;
wherein the guide tube includes an axially facing first mating surface arranged perpendicularly relative to a longitudinal axis of the guide tube and wherein the housing includes an axially facing second mating surface arranged perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the housing;
wherein the first and second axially facing mating surfaces abut one another in a pre-bonded configuration of the water valve; and
wherein the guide tube and housing form a joint at the outer periphery of the water valve in a post-bonded configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,112,024

SERVO VALVE WITH IMPROVED SEALING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...


1. A servovalve comprising:a torque motor section that comprises:an armature/flapper assembly comprising:a torsion bridge;
an armature plate; and
a flapper connected at a first end to said armature plate, said flapper extending from said armature plate along a first longitudinal axis X;
wherein the armature plate extends along a second longitudinal axis Y that is perpendicular to said first axis X; and


a hydraulic section that comprises:a housing that comprises a body section and a chimney section, said chimney section extending from said body section to a first end, said chimney section having an outer surface and an internal hollow channel extending along said first longitudinal axis X and from said first end and into said body section;
wherein said flapper is positioned so as to extend within said internal hollow channel;

means for sealing said torque motor section from said hydraulic section, said sealing means being positioned on said outer surface of said chimney section at said first end;
wherein said torsion bridge is provided around said sealing means, so that said sealing means contacts both an inner surface of said torsion bridge and said outer surface of said chimney section, to thereby provide a seal between said inner surface of said torsion bridge and said outer surface of said chimney section; and
a groove provided on said outer surface of said chimney section at said first end, and wherein said sealing means is positioned to sit in said groove.

US Pat. No. 11,112,023

CHECK VALVE

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...


1. A check valve comprising:a valve housing defining a first valve opening and a second valve opening;
a first flapper pivotably mounted around a first axis for rotation relative to the housing between an open position at which the first flapper permits fluid flow through the first valve opening and a closed position at which the first flapper prevents fluid flow through the first valve opening;
a second flapper pivotably mounted around a second axis for rotation relative to the housing between an open position at which the second flapper permits fluid flow through the second valve opening and a closed position at which the second flapper prevents fluid flow through the second valve opening;
a stop pin arranged such that the first and second flappers will contact the stop pin in their open positions;
wherein the first axis is spaced laterally from to the second axis;
wherein the housing comprises opposed first and second mounts, each of the mounts having a mounting post;
wherein the stop pin extends across the valve housing between the mounting posts;
wherein the first and second flappers are pivotably mounted between the mounts on respective flapper spindles;
wherein each of the first and second mounts comprises a bore; and
wherein each of the flapper spindles is received within a respective bore.

US Pat. No. 11,112,022

MODULE FOR A KIT FOR DISTRIBUTING AND REGULATING A PRESSURIZED GAS, ASSOCIATED DISTRIBUTION AND REGULATION KIT AND SYSTEM


1. A module for a distribution and regulation kit for distributing and regulating a pressurized gas, the module comprising:a main body defining a parallelepiped shape and having four lateral faces parallel in pairs and extending between an upper face and a lower face parallel to one another; and
an inner chamber formed through the main body that opens at the upper face and the lower face, the inner chamber adapted to receive a distribution or regulation device, the inner chamber comprising:a cylindrical upper bore opening into the upper face and having an internal diameter;
a cylindrical intermediate bore having an internal diameter smaller than the internal diameter of the cylindrical upper bore; and
a cylindrical lower bore opening into the lower face and having an internal diameter smaller than the internal diameter of the cylindrical intermediate bore,

wherein each lateral face includes a subplate adapted for fastening on a subplate of an adjacent module, wherein each subplate has peripheral holes and a central blind hole.

US Pat. No. 11,112,021

FLEXIBLE TUBING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOPROCESS APPLICATIONS, AND FOOD/DAIRY APPLICATIONS

Repligen Corporation, Wa...


17. A method of managing flexible conduit or tubing used in a pharmaceutical, bioprocess, or food/dairy applications, the method comprising:inserting a segment of a first flexible conduit or tubing into a conduit channel of a first conduit track;
inserting a segment of a second flexible conduit or tubing into a conduit channel of a second conduit track;
coupling the first conduit track and the second conduit track to a valve body or valve assembly;
inserting a portion of a connector into at least one of the first conduit track or the second conduit track; and
coupling a connector to the valve body or valve assembly;
wherein the valve assembly includes a mounting channel configured to receive a portion of the connector to couple the connector and the first and second conduit tracks to the valve body or valve assembly.

US Pat. No. 11,112,019

INTEGRAL CHECK VALVE

McGuire Manufacturing Co....


1. An integral check valve, comprising:a stem having a first interior bore extending longitudinally inward from a first end thereof;
a spindle with a central shaft having a first end and an opposing second end with a flange circumscribing the central shaft adjacent the second end; and
a compressible spring circumscribing a portion of the central shaft between the first end and the flange;
wherein the interior bore is sized to receive the portion of the central shaft extending from the first end to the flange and the compressible spring.

US Pat. No. 11,112,018

SAFETY VALVE FOR HYDRAULIC OR PNEUMATIC TOOL

Ogon Contracting Pty Ltd....


1. A safety valve for a hydraulic or pneumatic tool, the safety valve comprising:a body defining an incoming fluid passage via which fluid is able to pass from a fluid reservoir through the body to a tool head, and a return fluid passage via which fluid is able to return from the tool head through the body to the fluid reservoir;
a diverter displaceably arranged between at least two positions, wherein in a first position of the at least two positions the fluid is able to bypass the tool head and return to the fluid reservoir to prevent operation of the tool head and in a second position of the at least two positions the fluid is able to flow to the tool head to allow operation of the tool head;
a biasing means operatively biasing a tapered portion of the diverter into either a fail-safe position or a fail-dangerous position; and
an actuator positioned directly on an outside portion of the body, wherein the actuator is configured so that actuation thereof counteracts the biasing means and actuates the diverter into one of the at least two positions.

US Pat. No. 11,112,017

FLEXIBLE LAMINATE STRUCTURE WITH INTEGRATED ONE-WAY VALVE

SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.,...


1. A one-way valve for a flexible package, the one-way valve comprising:a first film layer which comprises at least one first cut line;
a second film layer which comprises at least one second cut line, wherein the at least one second cut line is offset from the at least one first cut line;
an adhesive layer disposed between the first and second film layer;
a valve area defined between the first film layer and the second film layer, wherein the at least one second cut line fluidly connects an interior of the flexible package to the valve area and the at least one first cut line fluidly connects the valve area to an ambient atmosphere surrounding the flexible package, and wherein the adhesive layer surrounds the valve area,
an adhesive pattern disposed within the valve area which defines a gas flow channel from the at least one second cut line toward the at least one first cut line, wherein the first film layer and the second film layer are not adhered to each other within the gas flow channel; and
an oil occupying the portions of the valve area which are not adhered via the adhesive layer,
wherein the at least one first cut line comprises a plurality of arc-shaped cut lines arranged in a semi-circular pattern.

US Pat. No. 11,112,016

TRIGGER MECHANISM FOR A VALVE ASSEMBLY

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...


1. A valve assembly comprising:a body defining a fluid flow path between an inlet and an outlet;
a frangible member disposed between the inlet and the outlet across the fluid flow path so as to block fluid flow between the inlet and the outlet;
means for rupturing the frangible member to allow fluid flow between the inlet and the outlet;
means for biasing the rupturing means into contact with the frangible member to cause rupture of the frangible member;
means for retaining the rupturing means away from the frangible member;
a magnet spaced apart from the retaining means;
a non-magnetic sleeve disposed between the magnet and the retaining means, the non-magnetic sleeve being configured to block a magnetic field provided by the magnet;
means for removing the non-magnetic sleeve;
wherein, when non-magnetic sleeve is removed, in use, the magnetic field attracts the retaining means to release the rupturing means to cause rupture of the frangible member.

US Pat. No. 11,112,015

FLUID VALVE ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SEAL HAVING RETENTION FEATURES

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...


18. A fluid valve comprising:a valve body including:a valve plug chamber; and
valve ports, each valve port communicating with the valve plug chamber, and

a valve plug that is disposed in the valve plug chamber and is rotatable relative to the valve body about a rotational axis, the valve plug including:a groove that opens facing a surface of the valve plug chamber, the groove including an inner wall, an outer wall that faces the inner wall, and a first retaining structure that is provided on one of the inner wall and the outer wall,
a seal that is disposed in the groove, the seal includinga seal inner surface that faces the groove inner wall,
a seal outer surface that faces the groove outer wall, and
a second retaining structure that is provided on one of the seal inner surface and the seal outer surface,


wherein the first retaining structure engages with the second retaining structure in such a way as to retain the seal within the groove,
the first retaining structure includesa first annular cut out provided in the groove inner wall,
a second annular cut out provided in the groove outer wall,
a first annular retention ring that is disposed in the first cut out in such a way that the first annular retention ring protrudes relative to the groove inner wall, and
a second annular retention ring that is disposed in the second cut out in such a way that the second annular retention ring protrudes relative to the groove outer wall, and

the second retaining structure includesan inner annular circumferential bead that is engaged by the first annular retention ring, and
an outer annular circumferential bead that is engaged by the second annular retention ring, whereby the seal is retained in the groove.


US Pat. No. 11,112,014

TWO-WAY VALVE FOR FLOW RATE CONTROL AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE USING THE SAME

SHINWA CONTROLS CO., LTD....


1. A two-way valve for flow rate control, comprising:a valve main body, which includes a valve seat having a columnar space, and has a first valve port formed in one end portion of the valve main body in an axial direction of the valve seat so as to allow flow of a fluid, and a second valve port that is formed in a peripheral wall of the valve seat to allow flow of the fluid and has a rectangular cross section;
a valve element having a shape forming a part of a cylindrical shape having a predetermined central angle and having a rectangular half-cylindrical shape opening, the valve element arranged in the valve seat of the valve main body such that i) the valve element is freely rotatable, and ii) the rectangular half-cylindrical shape opening linearly changes an opening area of the second valve port as the valve element is rotated;
and drive means configured to rotate and drive the valve element.

US Pat. No. 11,112,013

TANK VALVE AND TANK WITH SUCH A VALVE


1. A tank valve, comprising:a valve seat comprising a first part that is plate-shaped, and a second part that is ring-shaped; and
a valve disc displaceable relative to the valve seat along a displacement direction to either a closed position where the tank valve is closed or to a through-flow position where the tank valve is open, wherein the valve disc is configured to be displaceable to the closed position by a force from hydrostatic pressure pushing on the valve disc;
wherein the valve disc comprises a first contact area which is in contact with the first part of the valve seat when the tank valve is in in the closed position,
wherein the valve disc comprises a second contact area which is in contact with the second part of the valve seat when the tank valve is in the closed position, and
wherein the first part of the valve seat is positioned above the second part of the valve seat.

US Pat. No. 11,112,012

DUSTPROOF GATE VALVE

King Lai Hygienic Materia...


1. A dustproof gate valve, comprising:a housing in a flat shape, said housing comprising a first panel, a second panel, an accommodation space defined between said first panel and said second panel and a guide rail set disposed inside said housing, said first panel and said second panel each having a valve port disposed opposite to each other, said guide rail set being substantially linear and having a curved portion at one end thereof;
a slide comprising a body and a valve member located on said body, said body being movably mounted in said housing and providing a driving chute, said valve member being movably mounted on said body, said valve member comprising a pulley set, said pulley set being slidably mounted on said guide rail set inside said housing, said slide being drivable to move between a first position and a second position by the assembly relationship between said pulley set and said guide rail set, said pulley set entering said curved portion to move said valve member to said first panel in a linear extending direction perpendicular to said guide rail set and to close said valve port of said first panel when said slide is at said first position;
a driver mounted in said housing; and
a swing arm having one end thereof connected to said driver and an opposite end thereof provided with a sliding block that is disposed in said driving chute, said driver being operable to drive the other end of said swing arm for circular motion, and said sliding block being movable along said driving chute to act on the chute wall of said driving chute, thereby driving said slide to move;
wherein said dustproof gate valve further comprises:
a dust pipe mounted in said body, said dust pipe being disposed between said valve port of said first panel and said valve port of said second panel to spatially connect said valve port of said first panel and said valve port of said second panel to said dust pipe when said slide is at said second position, and the pipe wall of said dust pipe is located at the edges of said valve ports of said first panel and said second panel to separate said valve port of said first panel and said valve port of said second panel from said accommodation space.

US Pat. No. 11,112,011

CONTROLLABLY OPENING WATER SUPPLY LINE DOORS


1. A controllably opening water supply line door assembly comprising:a base comprising a first piece of material configured to engage a water supply line;
a door comprising a second piece of material having a first surface that is configured to face an interior of the water supply line and a second surface that is configured to face a body of water;
a bracket located at the first surface of the door;
an actuating mechanism that is configured to apply a force to the door, via the bracket, to open and close the door; and
a hinge structure that is joined to the base and the door, wherein the hinge structure comprises a hinge, wherein the door is configured to rotate about an axis formed by the hinge to create a passageway for the water supply line, and wherein the door is configured to allow water to flow into the water supply line from the body of water when the door is opened.

US Pat. No. 11,112,010

SEAL ASSEMBLY

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...


1. A seal assembly comprising:a carrier element, and
at least one seal element disposed on the carrier element, the seal element including a seal section configured to abut against a shaft,
wherein the seal section comprises:
a first radially inwardly projecting annular ridge configured to sealingly abut against the shaft at least when the shaft is not rotating relative to the seal element,
a second radially inwardly projecting annular ridge configured to sealingly abut against the shaft at least when the shaft is not rotating relative to the seal, the second annular ridge being axially spaced from the first annular ridge,
a first set of radially inwardly projecting pumping elements spaced in a circumferential direction and disposed axially between the first annular ridge and the second annular ridge, each pumping element of the first set of pumping elements having a first flank and a second flank meeting at a first junction,
a second set of radially inwardly projecting pumping elements spaced in the circumferential direction and disposed axially between the first annular ridge and the second annular ridge, each pumping element of the second set of pumping elements having a third flank and a fourth flank meeting at a second junction, the second set of pumping elements having an orientation opposite to an orientation of the first set of pumping elements, and
a set of radially projecting fluid-guide ridges that are circumferentially spaced and disposed in a space axial between the first annular ridge and the second annular ridge,
wherein each one of the fluid-guide ridges lies at least partially circumferentially between a pumping element of the first set of pumping elements and a pumping element of the second set of pumping elements, and
wherein the first junction a) lies along a first curve or b) lies along a first line segment and a second line segment, the first line segment making a first angle relative to the circumferential direction and the second line segment making a second angle relative to the circumferential direction different than the first angle.

US Pat. No. 11,112,009

LOW HEAT TRANSFER PISTON VIA BINDER JET TECHNOLOGY

Cummins Inc., Columbus, ...


1. A piston, comprising:a skirt; and
a crown sintered to the skirt, the crown produced in isolation from the skirt using an additive manufacturing process, the piston including a first air gap between the crown and the skirt.

US Pat. No. 11,112,008

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A vehicle control device that controls a vehicle control system which includes a shift range switching system configured to switch a shift range by controlling a drive of a shift actuator, and an electric brake system configured to brake a vehicle by controlling a drive of a brake actuator, comprising:a shift control unit configured to control a drive of the shift actuator; and
a brake control unit configured to control a drive of the brake actuator, wherein
the electric brake system includes an electric parking brake device that can maintain a braking state even after power is turned off, andwhen a start switch of the vehicle is turned off,
when a switching to a P range is completed in the shift range switching system, or
when a determination time is elapsed from a command of the P range operation,
a power supply of the shift control unit is turned off, and
when the brake control unit receives a notification of a completion of the P range operation or information indicating that a P abnormality has occurred, or
when the determination time is elapsed from the command of the P range operation,
the electric parking brake device is activated, and the power supply of the brake control unit is turned off after the operation of the electric parking brake device is completed.


US Pat. No. 11,112,007

SHIFT RANGE SWITCHING SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A shift range switching system, comprising:a motor that includes a plurality of motor windings and generates a cogging torque by a permanent magnet;
a plurality of drive circuits that switch energization of the motor windings;
an output shaft to which rotation of a motor shaft as a rotation shaft of the motor is transmitted;
a shift range switching mechanism that includes a trough providing member having a plurality of troughs and a plurality of crests separating the troughs from each other, and integrally rotates with the output shaft, an engagement member that fits in one of the troughs corresponding to a shift range, and an urging member that urges the engagement member in a direction of fitting into one of the troughs; and
a control unit that includes at least one calculation unit for performing a calculation related to a drive control of the motor, wherein:
an allowance is provided between the motor shaft and the output shaft;
the engagement member drops into the one of the troughs with the allowance;
the drive circuits, the motor windings, and a plurality connection wirings connecting the drive circuits and the motor windings are defined as a plurality of motor drive control systems;
the cogging torque transmitted to the output shaft is defined as an output shaft cogging torque;
an intermediate range stop abnormality is defined that the output shaft stops when balancing the output shaft cogging torque and a torque including a load torque of the urging member; and
when an abnormality occurs in the motor drive systems in an ascending action in which the engagement member moves from one of the troughs toward an adjacent one of the crests, the shift range switching systems avoids an occurrence of the intermediate range stop abnormality.

US Pat. No. 11,112,006

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. An automatic transmission for a vehicle, the automatic transmission comprising:a rotation shaft rotated by driving power of a vehicle;
a sliding device mounted on the rotation shaft and slidable up and down along an axial direction of the rotation shaft;
a diaphragm elastic member coupled to the sliding device and deformed toward a first end portion or a second end portion of the rotation shaft in the axial direction thereof, according to a position of the sliding device;
a shift fork connected to the sliding device or the diaphragm elastic member and configured to cause a synchronizer to engage with a speed change gear according to a position of the sliding device;
a sliding-device position adjuster connected to the sliding device and adjusting a position of the sliding device by causing the sliding device to slide up and down along the axial direction of the rotation shaft; and
a controller configured to control the sliding-device position adjuster according to a speed of the vehicle to adjust an elastic force of the diaphragm elastic member by causing the sliding device to slide up and down along the axial direction of the rotation shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,112,005

TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...


1. A transmission system for a work vehicle, comprisinga transmission, comprising:one or more input shafts coupled to an input;
one or more output shafts coupled to a load;
a plurality of shafts disposed between the one or more input shafts and the one or more output shafts;
a plurality of gear sets disposed on the plurality of shafts, wherein the plurality of gear sets comprise intermediate gear sets;
a plurality of clutches disposed along the plurality of shafts, wherein each of the plurality of clutches is configured to selectively couple a respective gear set of the plurality of gear sets corresponding to a respective power flow path of the transmission;
a forward coupler disposed on one of the plurality of shafts; and
a reverse coupler disposed on one of the plurality of shafts; and

a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of clutches, the forward coupler, and the reverse coupler, wherein the controller is configured to receive a signal indicative of a shuttle shift, and in response to receiving the signal, instruct the plurality of clutches to stop rotation of the intermediate gear sets and subsequently swap engagement of the forward coupler and the reverse coupler to shuttle shift between forward and reverse directions.

US Pat. No. 11,112,004

TRANSMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS TO ADJUST CLUTCH PRESSURE AND TORQUE BASED ON GRADE

ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC...


1. A transmission for a vehicle, the transmission comprising:an input shaft configured to receive rotational power supplied by a drive unit;
an output shaft coupled to the input shaft and configured to provide rotational power supplied to the input shaft to a load;
one or more clutches coupled between the input shaft and the output shaft to selectively transmit rotational power between the input shaft and the output shaft in one or more operating modes of the transmission, wherein each of the one or more clutches is selectively engageable in response to one or more fluid pressures applied thereto; and
a control system configured to control operation of the one or more clutches to select the one or more operating modes of the transmission, wherein the control system includes at least one input device configured to provide input indicative of an operational characteristic of the transmission and/or the vehicle associated therewith, a controller communicatively coupled to the at least one input device, and a boost mode enablement input device communicatively coupled to the controller and configured to provide operator input indicative of the desired enablement of a boost mode of operation, and wherein the controller includes a memory device having instructions stored therein that are executable by a processor to cause the processor to receive the input from the at least one input device, to receive the operator input from the boost mode enablement input device, to selectively enable operation in the boost mode of operation based on the operator input, and to appreciably, and selectively, boost the one or more fluid pressures applied to at least one clutch from one or more baseline values to one or more boosted values in the boost mode of operation based at least partially on the input from the at least one input device.

US Pat. No. 11,112,003

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SENSING THE POSITION OF A SHIFT FORK OF A TRANSMISSION

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...


1. A device (30) having a Hall sensor apparatus (10) for sensing a position of a shift fork (7) in a transmission (1), comprising:the shift fork (7) operatively connected to a piston rod (6) of a shifting piston (2) that moves axially in a shifting cylinder (3); a sliding sleeve (8) engaged with the shift fork, which is arranged in an axially slidable fashion on a transmission shaft (9), wherein a sliding of the sliding sleeve (8) engages or disengages a transmission stage of the transmission (1);
a magnet (13, 28) operating as a signal generator and arranged on an adjustable actuating element selected from the group consisting of: the shifting piston (2), the piston rod (6), and the shift fork (7);
a single 3D Hall sensor (11, 29) operating as a signal receiver arranged in a positionally fixed fashion relative to the magnet (13, 28), wherein the 3D Hall sensor operates as a signal receiver operable to spatially sense a magnetic field generated by the magnet (13, 28); and
an electronic control unit (31) connected to the 3D Hall sensor,
wherein the electronic control unit (31) is operable to determine a current position of the shift fork (7) from a position of the magnet (13, 28) relative to a position of the single 3D Hall sensor (11, 29), and converts the position of the shift fork to a signal, under consideration of at least two of the following three movements of the adjustable actuating element (2, 6, 7): a linear movement, a rotational movement, and a pivoting movement of the adjustable actuating element (2, 6, 7).

US Pat. No. 11,112,002

LUBRICATION DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HYUNDAI TRANSYS INC., Hw...


1. A lubrication device for an automatic transmission, the lubrication device comprising:a pinion gear unit comprising a pinion shaft and a pinion gear surrounding the pinion shaft;
a ring gear unit engaged with the pinion gear;
a first thrust bearing coupled to the ring gear unit;
a second thrust bearing disposed on one side of the pinion gear;
an oil guide coupled to the pinion shaft and that guides the oil, configured to scatter from the first thrust bearing, toward the pinion shaft;
a sun gear engaged with the pinion gear and comprising a first oil hole portion through which the oil passes and a second oil hole portion configured to allow the oil to be supplied toward the second thrust bearing therethrough; and
a carrier comprising a third oil hole portion that receives the oil from the first oil hole portion and transfers the received oil toward the first thrust bearing, and a fourth oil hole portion that receives the oil from the second thrust bearing and transfers the received oil toward the oil guide.

US Pat. No. 11,112,001

ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A LUBRICATING WHEEL AND LUBRICANT NOZZLES FOR A PLANETARY GEAR SPEED REDUCER OF A TURBOMACHINE

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...


1. A planetary carrier for a planetary carrier speed reducer of a turbine engine, said planetary carrier comprising:a cage defining an inner space for mounting a central sun gear of axis of rotation (X) and an annular row of planetary gears arranged about the axis (X) and meshed with said sun gear, said sun gear comprising a first coupler to couple to a first shaft, said cage comprising two substantially parallel annular walls centered on said axis (X) and a cylindrical wall connecting said annular walls at the outer periphery thereof, a first of said annular walls being integral with a substantially cylindrical drum, and a second of said annular walls on which are mounted a lubrication wheel and lubricant nozzles, the wheel comprising lubrication means comprising channels configured to bring lubricant to the nozzles and conduits to bring lubricant to bearings of the planetary gears of said reducer, said wheel being configured to be mounted coaxially on said second annular wall and comprising an attachment surface on said second annular wall, said lubricant nozzles being distributed about said axis (X) and each having an elongate shape, said nozzles comprising first longitudinal ends fluidly connecting to said channels, wherein said first ends of said nozzles engage in cylindrical housings of the channels for fluidly connecting to said channels and comprise means for attaching to said wheel, said nozzles being configured to be attached to said wheel before mounting the wheel on said second annular wall.

US Pat. No. 11,112,000

LUBRICATING SYSTEM AND PUMPING UNIT WITH LUBRICATING SYSTEM

Forland Services LLC, Ho...


1. A lubricating system for a pumping unit, the pumping unit comprising a rack, a balancing device, a transmission wheel, and a transmission conveying device cooperated with the transmission wheel, the lubricating system comprising: an oil pool and a roller lubrication device, a bottom of the transmission wheel being impregnated in the oil pool, the roller lubrication device being in rolling contact with the transmission conveying device, wherein the lubricating system further comprises an oil return device disposed above the oil pool, wherein the oil return device is configured to collect splashing oil driven by the transmission conveying device, so as to clean the splashing oil and then allow the splashing oil to flow back into the oil pool;wherein the oil return device is an oil spill filter device, and the splashing oil flows back into the oil pool after exceeding a set liquid level;
the lubricating system further comprise a splash collection system, the splash collection system being disposed on an upstream of an oil passage of the oil spill filter device and configured to guide the splashing oil to the oil spill filter device;
the splash collection system is a guiding device for guiding the splashing oil to the oil spill filter device;
the guiding device is a guiding plate for a top of the rack and/or a guiding plate for a top of the balance device.

US Pat. No. 11,111,999

TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS TO CONTROL HEAT EXCHANGERS TO MANAGE TRANSMISSION SUMP TEMPERATURE

ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC...


1. A transmission system for a vehicle, the transmission system comprising:a transmission configured to receive rotational power supplied by a drive unit and provide the rotational power to a load in use of the transmission system; and
a heat exchanger fluidly coupled to the transmission and configured to cool a sump of the transmission to manage transmission oil temperature in use of the transmission system,
wherein the transmission includes a control system having a plurality of sensors and a controller coupled to the plurality of sensors that has a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor, wherein the plurality of sensors include a first brake sensor configured to provide brake sensor data indicative of a state of a first braking device of the vehicle and a fault diagnostic sensor configured to provide fault diagnostic data indicative of a fault state of the vehicle, and wherein the memory device has instructions stored therein that are executable by the processor to cause the processor to receive the brake sensor data from the first brake sensor and the fault diagnostic data from the fault diagnostic sensor and to selectively cool the sump by the heat exchanger based on the brake sensor data and the fault diagnostic data to promote fuel economy in use of the transmission system.

US Pat. No. 11,111,998

AXLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A VARIABLE LUBRICANT RESTRICTOR

ArvinMeritor Technology, ...


1. An axle assembly comprising:an axle housing;
a differential carrier that is mounted to the axle housing such that the differential carrier and the axle housing cooperate to at least partially define a cavity that has a sump portion that receives lubricant, wherein the differential carrier supports a drive pinion that is rotatable about a drive pinion axis and includes a divider wall that at least partially defines a divider wall opening;
a differential assembly that is received in the cavity and is rotatable about an axis; and
a variable lubricant restrictor that is mounted to the divider wall proximate the divider wall opening, wherein lubricant that is splashed by the differential assembly moves the variable lubricant restrictor from a first position to a second position to reduce lubricant flow through the variable lubricant restrictor.

US Pat. No. 11,111,997

MAGNETICALLY DRIVEN HARMONIC DRIVE

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...


1. A compound harmonic actuator, comprising:a circular gear;
a flex gear including permanent magnets, wherein respective entireties of the permanent magnets are suspended within the flex gear; and
a coil assembly disposed and configured to generate a magnetic field with which the permanent magnets interact to deform the flex gear,
the coil assembly being controllable such that the deformation of the flex gear is such that the flex gear engages with the circular gear resulting in flex gear rotation,
the compound harmonic actuator further comprising a secondary circular gear, wherein:
the flex gear surrounds the circular gear and the secondary circular gear surrounds the flex gear,
first teeth are on an exterior of the circular gear and second teeth are on an interior of the flex gear such that the first and second teeth are engageable,
third teeth are on an interior of the secondary circular gear and fourth teeth are on an exterior of the flex gear such that the third and fourth teeth are engageable, and
flex gear deformation is such that the flex gear engages with the secondary circular gear resulting in secondary circular gear rotation.

US Pat. No. 11,111,996

DIFFERENTIAL SYSTEM INCLUDING STEPPED PLANETARY GEARS WITH DIFFERENTIAL RATE GOVERNED BY VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF OPERATION


1. A gearing assembly comprising:a differential configured to engage a first axle shaft and a second axle shaft of a vehicle and configured to be driven by a drive shaft of the vehicle;
a differential control pinion gear different than and separate from a pinion gear driven by the drive shaft of the vehicle, the differential control pinion gear configured to be driven by a variable speed reversible motor of the vehicle;
a first plurality of adjustment gears configured to engage the differential and to engage the differential control pinion gear, the first plurality of adjustment gears comprising:a first planetary gear carrier;
a first set of stepped planetary gears, each coupled to the first planetary gear carrier and each including a larger diameter portion affixed to or integral with a smaller diameter portion, the larger diameter portion being coaxial with the smaller diameter portion; and
a second set of stepped planetary gears, each coupled to the first planetary gear carrier and each including a larger diameter portion affixed to or integral with a smaller diameter portion, the larger diameter portion being coaxial with the smaller diameter portion; and

a second plurality of adjustment gears configured to engage the differential and to engage the differential control pinion gear, the second plurality of adjustment gears comprising:a second planetary gear carrier;
a third set of stepped planetary gears, each coupled to the second planetary gear carrier and each including a larger diameter portion affixed to or integral with a smaller diameter portion, the larger diameter portion being coaxial with the smaller diameter portion; and
a fourth set of stepped planetary gears, each coupled to the second planetary gear carrier and each including a larger diameter portion affixed to or integral with a smaller diameter portion, the larger diameter portion being coaxial with the smaller diameter portion;

wherein the first plurality of adjustment gears and the second plurality of adjustment gears are configured to controllably alter a rotation rate of the first axle shaft relative to a rotation rate of the second axle shaft through rotation of the differential control pinion gear produced by the variable speed reversible motor.

US Pat. No. 11,111,995

DRIVE UNIT FOR A HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLE; DRIVE TRAIN AS WELL AS METHOD FOR DRIVING THE DRIVE UNIT


1. A drive unit for a hybrid motor vehicle, comprising:an input shaft connectable to an internal combustion engine,
a first output shaft connectable to a first wheel,
a second output shaft connectable to a second wheel,
a distribution unit configured to generate different torques at the first and the second output shafts, the distribution unit acting between the input shaft and the output shafts,
wherein the distribution unit comprises a transmission device and first and second generators that are configured to be controlled independently of one another for torque distribution,
wherein the first generator is operatively connected to the first output shaft and the second generator is operatively connected to the second output shaft,
wherein the transmission device includes a planetary gear, and wherein:a planetary gear carrier for the planetary gear is connected to the input shaft,
a first planetary gear of the planetary gear is rotatably supported on the planetary gear carrier and rotationally coupled indirectly to the first output shaft, and
a second planetary gear of the planetary gear is rotatably supported on the planetary gear carrier and connected indirectly to the second output shaft, and

wherein the first planetary gear is in rotational connection directly or indirectly with a first double gear wheel comprising two gear-meshing areas of different dimensions and/or the second planetary gear is in rotational connection directly or indirectly with a second double gear wheel comprising two gear-meshing areas of different dimensions.

US Pat. No. 11,111,994

ASSEMBLY SET FOR TRANSMISSION DEVICES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...


1. An assembly set for transmission devices for motor vehicles, wherein each of the transmission devices comprise:an input shaft which can be operatively connected to a drive device of the motor vehicle, a first output shaft, and a second output shaft, and
a spur gear differential transmission designed as a planetary transmission, whereby the input shaft and a rotatable intermediate shaft, that are coupled or can be coupled to an electric machine arranged coaxially to the input shaft, are coupled to the first output shaft and to the second output shaft,
wherein the electric machine is coupled to the input shaft when a shift device is in a first position and to the rotatable intermediate shaft when the shift device is in a second position,
wherein the electric machine of each of the transmission devices is coupled to a first shifting shaft of the shift device and to a second shifting shaft of the shift device via a transmission gearing,
wherein the transmission gearing has at least two planetary gear sets that are coupled together,
wherein the first output shaft and the second output shaft are each coupled to or can be coupled to a respective sub-axle of a wheel axle of the motor vehicle with transmission ratios which differ among various transmission devices,
wherein the two planetary gear sets for at least one of the transmission ratios has the same stationary gear transmission ratio in terms of magnitude.

US Pat. No. 11,111,993

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE HYDRO-MECHANICAL TRANSMISSION


1. A hydro-mechanical transmission includes at least: a body; an input shaft supported for rotation relative said body around a first axis of rotation; an output shaft supported for rotation relative said body around a second axis of rotation; a hydrodynamic torque converter having at least a turbine rotor, a pump rotor, and a stator secured against rotation relative the body; and an eccentric gear set; wherein the eccentric gear set includes at least a first main gear, a planet gear, a first main eccentric, and a first auxiliary eccentric; wherein the planet gear has at least first toothed wreath meshing with the first main gear; wherein the first main eccentric has a first eccentricity; wherein the first auxiliary eccentric has a second eccentricity; wherein the first main gear has a first number of teeth having a first normal module, and the first toothed wreath of the planet gear has a second number of teeth having the first normal module; wherein the first eccentricity of the first main eccentric expressed in units of the normal module of teeth of the first main gear and the planet gear equals half the absolute value of the difference between the number of teeth of the first main gear and the number of teeth of the first toothed wreath of the planet gear; wherein the first main eccentric is supported for rotation relative the body around a third axis of rotation; wherein the first main eccentric keeps the first main gear and the first toothed wreath of the planet gear in permanent meshing; wherein the first auxiliary eccentric is supported for rotation relative the body around the third axis of rotation; wherein the intermediate shaft is supported for rotation in the main eccentric and the first auxiliary eccentric so that it is free to rotate relative the main eccentric and the first auxiliary eccentric around a fourth axis of rotation, and the fourth axis of rotation is free to rotate relative the third axis of rotation; wherein the input shaft is connected with the turbine rotor so that the input shaft and the turbine rotor both rotate in unison relative the body.

US Pat. No. 11,111,992

HYBRID MODULE


1. A hybrid module, comprising:a housing arranged for fixing to a planetary transmission and an engine;
an electric motor disposed in the housing, the electric motor comprising a stator fixed to the housing and a rotor rotatable relative to the housing;
a hydraulic coupling disposed in the housing and comprising a hydrodynamic torus at least partially radially and axially inside of the electric motor;
a first clutch for drivingly connecting the rotor to the engine;
a second clutch arranged in parallel with the hydraulic coupling for drivingly connecting the rotor to an input shaft of the planetary transmission; and,
a flow plate assembly fixed to the housing, the flow plate assembly comprising:a first flow plate comprising a first radial groove forming a first portion of a first radial flow channel; and,
a second flow plate, fixed to the first flow plate, forming a second portion of the first radial flow channel.


US Pat. No. 11,111,991

MAGNETIC DRIVE MOTOR ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

MagnaMotor, LLC, Tampa, ...


1. A camshaft arrangement for establishing a dwell time of a plurality of rotatable permanent magnets of a magnetic drive train, the camshaft arrangement comprising:an input cam comprising a recessed track to engage a cam roller of a crank arm and further comprising one or more supports to attach the input cam to a reciprocating shaft, the reciprocating shaft to rotate a plurality of rotatable permanent magnets in response to a rotation of the crank arm that results in a reciprocating stroke of a shuttle comprising a plurality of fixed permanent magnets; and
wherein the recessed track of the input cam is dimensioned to establish a dwell time of the plurality of rotatable permanent magnets during the reciprocating stroke of the shuttle.

US Pat. No. 11,111,990

BALL SCREW

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


1. A ball screw comprising:a screw shaft having a helical ball rolling groove on an outer peripheral surface thereof;
a nut having a helical loaded ball rolling groove facing the ball rolling groove of the screw shaft, on an inner peripheral surface thereof, a cavity being provided on an axial end of the nut;
a circulating component where at least part of a return path connecting one end and the other end of the loaded ball rolling groove of the nut is formed, the circulating component being inserted along an axial face of the nut in the cavity of the nut; and
a scooping portion extending radially inwards from the return path of the circulating component, the scooping portion being configured to scoop a deviating ball that deviates from a circulation raceway and that does not contact a contact portion on the outer peripheral side of the return path, the deviating ball rolling between the ball rolling groove of the screw shaft and the loaded ball rolling groove of the nut into the return path,
wherein the contact portion whose cross-sectional shape is a Gothic-arch groove is configured to contact at least one non-deviating ball, the contact portion being formed on an outer peripheral side of the return path of the circulating component opposite to the scooping portion, the contact portion being configured to contact the at least one non-deviating ball at two contact points, in a cross-sectional view perpendicular to the return path, and the scooping portion is configured to scoop the deviating ball into the return path,
a line connecting to a bottom of the contact portion of the circulating component is twisted around a center line of the return path in accordance with a change in the direction of a centrifugal force to act on the non-deviating ball so that the bottom of the contact portion is in the direction of the centrifugal force,
the bottom of an end portion of the contact portion of the circulating component is continuous to a bottom of the loaded ball rolling groove of the nut, and
a curvature of an end portion of the center line of the return path of the circulating component is substantially the same as a curvature of the loaded ball rolling groove of the nut, and the center line of the return path of the circulating component is a curve having a curvature that is gradually reduced with increasing distance from the loaded ball rolling groove of the nut, as viewed from the axial direction of the nut.

US Pat. No. 11,111,989

DEVICE FOR LEVEL ADJUSTMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE


1. A device for level adjustment for a motor vehicle, comprising a ball screw with a threaded spindle and a spindle nut which interacts with the threaded spindle via rolling bodies and which is drivable by means of an electric motor and which is mounted by two axial self-aligning ball bearings with respect to a housing which is displaceable with respect to the threaded spindle.

US Pat. No. 11,111,988

BEARING SCREW TRANSFERRING APPARATUS

WINNER CO., LTD., Wonju ...


1. A bearing screw transfer device which has a first driving bearing and a second driving bearing which run along a two-surface screw groove of a rotating screw shaft, thereby converting a rotational force of the screw shaft into a translational force of an operating plate disposed on an upper portion of the screw shaft,wherein the two-surface screw groove is formed on the screw shaft, and an outer race of the first driving bearing runs in contact with one surface of the two-surface screw groove, and an outer race of the second driving bearing runs in contact with the other surface of the screw groove,
wherein the first driving bearing and the second driving bearing are coupled to the operating plate symmetrically in forward and backward directions to be inclined, and all of the outer race of the driving bearings are exposed in the forward and backward directions of the operating plate,
wherein guide blocks which extend in parallel to the screw shaft, and rod-like guide rails which are inserted into inner surface of the guide blocks at least in part along a longitudinal direction are further provided on both sides of the screw shaft, and
guide bearings are further coupled to the operating plate to run along the guide rails when the first driving bearing and the second driving bearing run in contact with both surfaces of the screw groove of the screw shaft,
wherein the guide bearings include two upper guide bearings and two lower guide bearings,
the two upper guide bearings are arranged obliquely on a left and a right with reference to the operating plate, respectively, and in contact with upper portions of the guide rails, respectively, and
the two lower guide bearing are arranged obliquely on the left and the right with reference to the operating plate, respectively, and in contact with lower portions of the guide rails, respectively.

US Pat. No. 11,111,987

COUNTERFORCE DRIVE-BELT SYSTEM

Mobile Climate Control, C...


1. An engine system comprising:a frame,
a prime mover coupled with the frame for movement therewith, the prime mover including a crankshaft configured to rotate about a rotation axis,
an accessory unit adapted to be powered by the prime mover, and
a drive-belt system including a crankshaft pulley coupled with the crankshaft for rotation with the crankshaft about the rotation axis, a band coupled to the crankshaft pulley and the accessory unit, and a bias-member assembly coupled with the crankshaft pulley and with the frame,
wherein the band applies a tension force to the crankshaft pulley in a first radial direction relative to the rotation axis and the bias-member assembly applies a counterforce to the crankshaft pulley in a second radial direction relative to the rotation axis and the second radial direction is different than the first radial direction.

US Pat. No. 11,111,986

TRANSMISSION AND VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...


1. A forward multi-stage transmission that is mountable on a vehicle,the transmission comprising a forward multi-stage transmission that does not include a reverse gear, the transmission including:
a driving shaft connectable to a power source through a clutch mechanism;
a forward first driving gear and a forward second driving gear arranged on the driving shaft along an axial direction and fixed to the driving shaft in the axial direction;
a driven shaft extending in the axial direction;
a forward first driven gear and a forward second driven gear arranged on the driven shaft along the axial direction and fixed to the driven shaft in the axial direction, the forward first driven gear meshing with the forward first driving gear, the forward second driven gear meshing with the forward second driving gear;
a slider, the slider not having teeth of a gear protruding in a radial direction when viewed in the axial direction, positioned on either the driving shaft or the driven shaft, such that when the slider is positioned on the driving shaft, the slider is movable in the axial direction between the forward first driving gear and the forward second driving gear, the slider being a separate member from the forward first driving gear and the forward second driving gear and the slider not meshing with any gear disposed on the driven shaft, and such that when the slider is positioned on the driven shaft, the slider is moveable in the axial direction between the forward first driven gear and the forward second driven gear, the slider being a separate member from the forward first driven gear and the forward second driven gear, and the slider not meshing with any gear disposed on the driving shaft;
a shift drum disposed to be rotatable about a drum shaft extending in the axial direction; and
a shift fork coupling the shift drum and the slider to each other, wherein
a first dog projection is provided on one of the slider or the forward first driving gear in a case where the slider is disposed on the driving shaft, or provided on one of the slider or the forward first driven gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft,
a first dog recess is provided on the other one of the slider or the forward first driving gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driving shaft, or provided on the other one of the slider or the forward first driven gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft,
a second dog projection is provided on one of the slider or the forward second driving gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driving shaft, or provided on one of the slider or the forward second driven gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft,
a second dog recess is provided on the other one of the slider or the forward second driving gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driving shaft, or provided on the other one of the slider or the forward second driven gear in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft,
in a case where the slider is provided on the driving shaft, the forward first driving gear and the forward second driving gear are rotatable on the driving shaft, and the forward first driven gear and the forward second driven gear are not rotatable on the driven shaft,
in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft, the forward first driving gear and the forward second driving gear are not rotatable on the driving shaft, and the forward first driven gear and the forward second driven gear are rotatable on the driven shaft,
in a case where the slider is provided on the driving shaft, the slider is not rotatable on the driving shaft, and in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft, the slider is not rotatable on the driven shaft,
a transmission ratio between the forward first driving gear and the forward first driven gear is different from a transmission ratio between the forward second driving gear and the forward second driven gear,
when rotation of the shift drum changes a position of the shift fork in the axial direction so that the slider moves in the axial direction on the driving shaft or the driven shaft, the first dog projection of the forward first driven gear and the first dog recess of the forward first driven gear are engaged with each other or the second dog projection of the forward second driven gear and the second dog recess of the forward second driven gear are engaged with each other,
in a case where the slider is provided on the driving shaft, a sum of a face width of the forward first driving gear fixed to the driving shaft in the axial direction and a face width of the forward second driving gear fixed to the driving shaft in the axial direction is smaller than a maximum width of the slider, and
in a case where the slider is provided on the driven shaft, a sum of a face width of the forward first driven gear fixed to the driven shaft in the axial direction and a face width of the forward second driven gear fixed to the driven shaft in the axial direction is smaller than the maximum width of the slider.

US Pat. No. 11,111,985

VEHICLE DRIVELINE COMPONENT HAVING SPRING SETS DISPOSED BETWEEN A HOUSING AND A RING GEAR OF A TRANSMISSION TO MITIGATE NOISE GENERATED FROM TORQUE REVERSAL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...


1. A vehicle driveline component comprising:a housing defining a ring gear bore and a plurality of first grooves, the ring gear bore being disposed about an axis, the first grooves being disposed circumferentially about and intersecting the ring gear bore;
a transmission received in the housing, the transmission having a ring gear with a ring gear body and a plurality of first mounting teeth, the ring gear body defining an internally toothed aperture, the ring gear body being received in the ring gear bore, the first mounting teeth projecting radially from and being circumferentially spaced about the ring gear body, each of the first mounting teeth being received into a corresponding one of the first grooves in the housing; and
a plurality of spring sets, each of the spring sets having a first spring and a second spring, the first spring being disposed between a first side of an associated one of the first mounting teeth and a first wall of an associated one of the first grooves into which the associated one of the first mounting teeth is received, the second spring being disposed between a second side of the associated one of the first mounting teeth and a second wall of the associated one of the first grooves;
wherein the housing defines at least one second groove that intersects the ring gear bore, wherein the ring gear has at least one second mounting tooth that projects radially from the ring gear body, each of the at least one second mounting tooth being received into a corresponding one of the at least one second groove in the housing such that a first side of the at least one second mounting tooth abuts a third wall of the corresponding one of the second groove and a second side of the at least one second mounting tooth abuts a fourth wall of the corresponding one of the second groove.

US Pat. No. 11,111,984

ROTARY AXIS MODULE AND ARTICULATED ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...


1. A rotary axis module comprising:an input shaft connected to a drive motor;
an output shaft;
an output shaft flange connected to the output shaft;
parallel gears coupled to the output shaft flange;
a reduction-drive outer case rotatably supported by the output shaft flange;
a double gear train including at least two double gears disposed in the reduction-drive outer case; and
a transfer gear that transmits power of the drive motor to the double gear train, and
bearings whose inner surface sides are coupled to the output shaft flange,
wherein the parallel gear is engaged with a pinion of one of the at least two double gears while a gear wheel of the other double gear of the at least two double gears is engaged with the transfer gear, and
the at least two double gears and the transfer gear are disposed in a space between an inner surface of the reduction-drive outer case and the output shaft so as to surround the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,111,983

END FITTING ASSEMBLY FOR A TIE-DOWN STRAP AND A TIE-DOWN STRAP FORMED THEREWITH


1. A tie-down strap and end fitting assembly configuration, comprising:a tie-down strap including an end;
an end fitting including a proximal extremity, a distal extremity configured to secure an anchor point, and a first opening between the proximal extremity and the distal extremity;
a coupling including an inner end, an outer end, and a second opening between the inner end and the outer end, the inner end being connected to the end fitting for movement of the coupling into and out of a closed position in which the outer end is in juxtaposition with the first opening and the second opening is in juxtaposition with the end fitting between the distal extremity and both the first opening and the outer end;
the end of the tie-down strap is threaded through the first opening and the second opening and doubled back through the first opening over a standing part of the tie-down strap in which a loop is formed in the tie-down strap around the outer end, and the loop is secured by being tightened about the outer end by at least one of the end of the tie-down strap and the standing part of the tie-down strap being pulled, the coupling held in the closed position of the outer end by the loop being tightened; and
the coupling connected to the end fitting for movement of the coupling into and out of the closed position by a pivot comprising a shaft carried by one of the end fitting and the coupling about which a collar of the other one of the end fitting and coupling rotates, the end fitting defines a third opening between the first opening and the distal extremity, and the shaft and the collar reside in the third opening.

US Pat. No. 11,111,982

METHOD FOR MAKING A TENSION MEMBER

ContiTech Transportbandsy...


1. A method for making a tension member, the method comprising the steps of:preparing a tension member which has a plurality of tension member strands defining intermediate spaces between individual strands of the plurality of the tension member strands; and,
filling at least some of the intermediate spaces with a filling material at least at an open end of the tension member,
wherein the tension member remains free of the filling material toward the outside;
the filling material comprised of an elastomer material.

US Pat. No. 11,111,981

HEAT SHRINKABLE DIRT SHIELD

DRiV Automotive Inc., La...


1. A method of forming a dirt shield on a shock absorber, the method comprising:positioning a mold over a portion of the shock absorber;
heat shrinking a sleeve onto the mold and the shock absorber; and
removing the mold from the portion of the shock absorber, wherein the sleeve after heat shrinking remains on the shock absorber and forms the dirt shield.

US Pat. No. 11,111,980

UNIDIRECTIONAL DAMPING SYSTEM

United States of America ...


1. A unidirectional damping system, comprising:a shaft;
a plurality of unidirectional damping modules, each of said modules fixedly coupled to said shaft at a unique longitudinal location thereof, each of said modules including
a fluid-filled variable-volume chamber including at least one port through which fluid flows based on changes in volume of said chamber wherein, when said shaft is adapted to have a unidirectional force applied thereto, said chamber decreases in volume, and
at least one spring coupled to said chamber for increasing volume of said chamber when the unidirectional force is not applied to said shaft; and
a fluid-filled spacer chamber coupled between adjacent ones of said modules and uncoupled from said shaft, said spacer chamber including at least one venting port through which fluid flows based on pressure in said spacer chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,111,979

ELASTOMERIC ARTICLES WITH IMPROVED FIRE PROTECTION PROPERTIES

Firestone Industrial Prod...


1. An air spring having an airsleeve, wherein at least one layer of said airsleeve includes the vulcanization product of a composition that includesat least one vulcanizable polymer;
a curative;
at least one halogenated hydrocarbon wax; and
expandable graphite, where the total amount of vulcanizable polymer is from about 25 to about 40 wt. %, based upon the total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 11,111,978

MECHANICAL FORCE BREAKER

XR Reserve, LLC, Houston...


1. A force breaker assembly comprising:a housing, the housing including a first channel formed therein;
a force resistance body positioned at least partially within the housing, the force resistance body including a force resistance engagement surface thereon, and including a second channel formed in the force resistance body;
a return force member positioned adjacent the force resistance body, opposite the force resistance engagement surface;
a force resistance ring positioned within the housing and at least partially about the force resistance body;
wherein when a load is applied to the force resistance engagement surface that is below a preset limit, the force resistance ring remains engaged within the first channel and the second channel, retaining the force resistance body in an extended position; and
wherein when a load is applied to the force resistance engagement surface that is at or above the preset limit, the force resistance ring is expanded out of the second channel and into the first channel or the force resistance ring is compressed out of the first channel and into the second channel, such that the force resistance body is forced into a depressed position, wherein in the depressed position the force resistance body is depressed at least partially into the housing.

US Pat. No. 11,111,977

EQUIPMENT PLATFORM

ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC....


1. A system, comprising:an equipment unit selected from the group consisting of a heat exchanger, a compressor, a pump, a mixing vessel, and an engine; and
an equipment base providing a load-bearing support for the equipment unit, the equipment base comprising:a first part, comprising:a first substrate;
a first elastomer disposed onto the first substrate; and
a first planar portion;

a second part configured to be positioned adjacent to the first part, the second part comprising:a second substrate;
a second elastomer disposed onto the second substrate; and
a second planar portion;
wherein the first and second planar portions are coplanar when the second part is positioned adjacent to the first part; and

an expansion joint formed between the first and second parts to allow for a footprint of the equipment base to expand or contract due to any movement caused by the equipment unit.


US Pat. No. 11,111,976

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING BRAKE PAD FOR QUALITY STABILIZATION

KB AUTOSYS CO., LTD, Asa...


1. A method of manufacturing a brake pad including a friction material and a backing plate which are coupled to each other, the method comprising:a preliminary process of preparing friction material powder and the backing plate;
a forming process of forming the friction material powder in the form of the friction material by pressing and attaching the friction material to one surface of the backing plate;
a quality stabilization process of heating and pressing the friction material after the forming process is completed;
a heat treatment process of heating the brake pad at a predetermined temperature after the quality stabilization process is completed; and
a grinding process of grinding the friction material,
wherein the quality stabilization process is performed by heating the friction material at a temperature of 110 to 260° C., and
wherein the quality stabilization process is performed by pressing the friction material with a pressure of 5 to 20% of a pressure applied to the friction material powder in the forming process.

US Pat. No. 11,111,975

BRAKE CALIPER OF A DISC BRAKE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

WABCO EUROPE BVBA


1. A brake caliper (1) for a disc brake, having a tensioning side (2) and a rim side (3), comprising:a brake cylinder flange face (4), which, for receiving a brake cylinder, is disposed on the tensioning side (2);
a first sliding bush (5) and a second sliding bush (6) for an axial displacement of the brake caliper (1) disposed on a brake support;
a first flange face (8) and a second flange face (8a), which, for receiving a sensor resetting unit (9), are disposed axially parallel to each other on the tensioning side (2) between the first sliding bush (5) and the second sliding bush (6),
wherein the brake caliper (1) has at least one of a first rib and a second rib, the first rib (10) being disposed on the tensioning side (2) between the first sliding bush (5) and the first flange face (8), in a direction radially opposed to the brake cylinder flange face (4), and the second rib being disposed between the second sliding bush (5) and the first flange face, in a further direction radially opposed to the brake cylinder flange face (4).

US Pat. No. 11,111,974

BRAKE CARRIER AND DISC BRAKE

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...


1. A brake carrier for a disc brake of a commercial vehicle which is actuatable pneumatically or by an electromotor, comprising:a connection region for fastening to a vehicle axle;
at least one brake pad shaft for receiving and supporting at least one brake pad,
whereinthe brake pad shaft is formed by an inlet-side carrier horn, an outlet-side carrier horn, and a bridge connecting the inlet-side carrier horn and the outlet-side carrier horn,
regions of the bridge which adjoin the carrier horns form bearing surfaces for radially supporting the at least one brake pad,
respective guide contours for guiding the brake pad into a push-in position at a side of the brake pad shaft are arranged adjacent to a side face of the carrier horns, in which position the brake pad is pushable axially with respect to the vehicle axle into the brake pad shaft between the carrier horns, and
the guide contours are formed so as to approach each other closer to the bridge.


US Pat. No. 11,111,973

DRIVE MECHANISM

STABILUS GMBH, Koblenz (...


1. A drive mechanism, comprising:a housing tube;
a drive motor with drive shaft;
a threaded spindle rotatably drivable by the drive motor via the drive shaft, the drive motor and the threaded spindle being arranged coaxially in the housing tube;
a friction brake arrangement having a tubular brake housing axially and rotatably fixed in the housing tube, braking components, and a pretensioned spring, wherein the braking components and the pretensioned spring are arranged in the tubular brake housing, the braking components generating a braking force by the pretensioned spring that is surmounted by the drive motor to rotate the threaded spindle,
wherein the tubular brake housing has a first axial end and a second axial end, at least one radially inwardly directed first stop shoulder and a radially circumferential ring are arranged at the first axial end, at least one radially resilient spring arm extends from the circumferential ring axially toward the second axial end, and a respective second stop shoulder is arranged at each of the at least one spring arm.

US Pat. No. 11,111,972

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING LEAKS BY MEANS OF AN ACTUATOR


1. A method for controlling an actuator, comprising:providing the actuator comprising:a control unit;
a drive unit comprising an electric motor including a stator and a rotor;
a rotor position sensor, connected to the control unit, for detecting a rotation of the rotor; and
a displacer unit, drivable by the rotation of the rotor, for displacing a fluid, the displacer unit comprising a geometric displacement volume per revolution of the rotor;

generating a predetermined pressure at the displacer unit by applying an electrical driving power to the electric motor;
maintaining the predetermined pressure over a predetermined time interval;
determining the rotation of the rotor with the rotor position sensor during the predetermined time interval; and
determining a leakage volume flow.

US Pat. No. 11,111,971

CLUTCH SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACTUATING A CLUTCH SYSTEM


1. A clutch system for a motor vehicle comprising:a friction clutch comprising a pressure plate, the friction clutch arranged for transmitting a torque between a torque admission element and a torque release element;
a ramp system for axially displacing the pressure plate, the ramp system comprising:an input ramp; and,
an output ramp, rotatable relative to the input ramp, for varying an axial extent of the ramp system as a result of a speed differential between the torque admission element and the torque release element;

a driver coupled to the input ramp and supported so as to allow relative rotation on the torque admission element;
a return spring; and
a magnetic clutch for rotationally coupling the driver to the torque admission element, the magnetic clutch comprising:a permanent magnet;
an armature disk:rotationally fixed and axially displaceable relative to the driver;
connected to the driver by the return spring for opening the magnetic clutch in case of a reduction in a magnetic field generated by the permanent magnet; and,
displaceable by the permanent magnet for automatically closing the magnetic clutch; and,

a solenoid for opening the magnetic clutch, the solenoid arranged for generating an electromagnetic field to repel the permanent magnet.


US Pat. No. 11,111,970

CLUTCH BALANCE DAM WITH COOLING FLOW VALVE


1. A clutch assembly, comprising:a shaft;
a backing plate fixed to the shaft;
a plurality of clutch plates;
a hydraulic piston, sealed to the shaft and axially slidable on the shaft to clamp the plurality of clutch plates against the backing plate to close the clutch assembly; and
a balance dam:fixed to the shaft;
disposed axially between the backing plate and the hydraulic piston; and
comprising:a cooling flow orifice; and
a cooling flow valve for adjusting cooling oil flow through the cooling flow orifice.



US Pat. No. 11,111,969

SEALED CLUTCH THRUST BEARING DEVICE AND DRIVELINE SYSTEM INCLUDING SUCH A DEVICE

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...


1. A clutch thrust bearing device comprising:a rolling bearing having a fixed ring and a rotatable ring, the fixed ring having an axial contact surface,
a plurality of rolling elements located in a raceway chamber defined between the fixed ring and the rotatable ring;
an axially movable piston configured to be disposed between a housing and the rolling bearing, the axially movable piston bears axially against the axial contact surface of the fixed ring, the axially movable piston comprising a radial plate with an inner periphery and an outer periphery thereof, the axially movable piston having a housing sealing means made of resilient material that is configured to define a sealed piston cavity with the housing, the piston cavity being connected to a source of hydraulic fluid configured to provide pressurized fluid in the cavity to axially move the axially moveable piston; and
a resilient biasing member exerting an axial preload onto an axial contact surface of the rotatable ring, the rolling bearing being adapted to move along an axial direction with the axially movable piston, the axial movement of the rolling bearing compressing the resilient biasing member; wherein
at least one of the inner periphery and the outer periphery of the radial plate of the axially movable piston is provided with a bearing sealing element of resilient material having at least one sealing lip in sliding contact with the rotatable ring of rolling bearing.

US Pat. No. 11,111,968

CLUTCH UNIT AND VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...


1. A clutch unit comprising:a clutch includinga plurality of torque transfer members, including a plurality of clutch plates and a plurality of friction plates, that transfer a torque by a friction force upon the plurality of clutch plates contacting the plurality of friction plates to form a contact portion therebetween, and
a clutch spring that connects the plurality of torque transfer members to one another by an elastic restoring force,


the clutch being switchable to an engaged state where the torque is transferred and a disengaged state where the torque is interrupted;an actuator that generates an actuation driving force for actuating the clutch;
a transfer member that transfers the actuation driving force generated by the actuator to the clutch and receives the elastic restoring force of the clutch spring from the clutch as a clutch reaction force; and
an auxiliary spring member that inputs an assist force for assisting the actuation driving force to the transfer member, wherein
a force transfer path between the transfer member and the contact portion between the plurality of clutch plates and the plurality of friction plates is so configured that a timing of transfer of the clutch reaction force to the transfer member and a timing of input of the assist force to the transfer member are different in thatin switching the clutch from the engaged state to the disengaged state, the assist force is input to the transfer member from the auxiliary spring member before the clutch reaction force is input to the transfer member from the clutch, and
in switching the clutch from the disengaged state to the engaged state, the assist force input to the transfer member from the auxiliary spring member becomes zero after the clutch reaction force input to the transfer member from the clutch becomes zero.


US Pat. No. 11,111,967

COMPLEX SYNCHRONIZER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A complex synchronizer comprising:a first connection gear and a second connection gear that are fixed to a shaft;
a first gear integrally formed with a first sleeve, which is rotatably mounted on the shaft and selectively engages with the first connection gear by sliding along the shaft;
a second gear integrally formed with a second sleeve, which is rotatably mounted on the shaft and selectively engages with the second connection gear by sliding along the shaft; and
an intermediate gear being configured to selectively connect the first sleeve and the second sleeve, depending on axial sliding states of the first sleeve and the second sleeve.

US Pat. No. 11,111,966

SYNCHRONIZER FOR MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS, PARTICULARLY FOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS

DANA GRAZIANO S.R.L., Ri...


1. A synchronizer for mechanical transmissions, the synchronizer being arranged to be mounted on a transmission shaft extending along a longitudinal axis to selectively connect the transmission shaft for rotation with at least one gear wheel idly mounted on said shaft, the synchronizer comprising:a hub which is arranged to be torsionally connected with the transmission shaft and is provided with external teeth,
an actuating sleeve which is slidable in the direction of a longitudinal axis of the transmission shaft and is provided with internal teeth meshing with the external teeth of the hub,
at least one synchronizing ring which is provided with external teeth arranged to mesh with the internal teeth of the actuating sleeve and has, on its radially internal side, a friction surface arranged to cooperate with a friction surface associated to a respective gear wheel to allow the generation of a friction torque between the synchronizing ring and the associated gear wheel,
a pre-synchronization system comprising a plurality of blocking elements operatively placed between the hub and the actuating sleeve, and
a phasing system arranged to ensure a given angular positioning of said at least one synchronizing ring with respect to the hub about said longitudinal axis, the phasing system comprising a plurality of first cavities provided on an internal cylindrical surface of a ring gear of the hub forming the external teeth of the hub;
wherein said first cavities have an arc- or round-shaped cross-section, including a semi-circular cross-section.

US Pat. No. 11,111,965

CLUTCH UNIT FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A clutch unit for an automatic transmission having a first rotation element and a second rotation element, the clutch unit comprising:a spline gear fixedly connected to the first rotation element and including spline teeth at an external circumference of the spline gear;
a clutch drum having an internal circumference spline-engaged with the spline teeth of the spline gear to be movable in an axial direction of the clutch drum;
a clutch hub fixedly connected to the second rotation element;
a plurality of clutch plates spline-engaged with an internal circumference of the clutch drum;
a plurality of clutch disks alternatingly mounted between the plurality of clutch plates and spline-engaged with an external circumference of the clutch hub;
a supporting portion fixed to a transmission housing of the automatic transmission and having an end portion to support the plurality of clutch plates; and
a piston mounted in an interior of the transmission housing to form a hydraulic pressure chamber with the transmission housing, configured to have a rolling contact with the clutch drum in which a first bearing is mounted between the piston and the clutch drum, and configured to transmit a pressurizing force to the plurality of clutch plates and the clutch disks through the clutch drum.

US Pat. No. 11,111,964

UNIVERSAL JOINTS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Angle X, Inc., Huntingto...


1. A mechanical joint for transferring rotational motion from a first shaft to a second shaft, comprising:a housing, the housing having a first end and a second end;
a first channel disposed in the first end;
a first drive puck disposed in the first channel, the first drive puck comprising a first wing joined with a second wing by a connecting region, an inner slot, and a circular outer perimeter having an outer contact surface; the outer contact surface extending along the first wing, the second wing, and the connecting region;
a first drive shaft coupled with the first drive puck, the first drive shaft comprising a first end and a second end, the first end pivotably coupled within the inner slot of the first drive puck by a first pin, the second end configured to couple with the first shaft;
a first cap ring comprising a central opening and first and second channel segments, the first cap ring coupled with the first end of the housing with the first drive puck disposed within the first channel and the first and second channel segments, the outer contact surface of the first drive puck slidingly engaged with a bottom surface of the first channel, and the second end of the first drive shaft extending through the central opening of the first cap ring;
wherein the first drive shaft rotates in a first plane with respect to the housing about the first pin and rotates in a second plane with respect to the housing on the first puck.

US Pat. No. 11,111,963

TRANSPORT JIG AND TRANSPORT METHOD FOR DOUBLE-ROW SELF-ALIGNING ROLLER BEARING

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...


7. A method for individually packing and transporting a double-row self-aligning roller bearing having a flange, using a plurality of transport jigs, the method comprising:placing a respective transport jig of the plurality of transport jigs at each of opposite end surfaces of each double-row self-aligning roller bearing such that each of the transport jigs is in contact with a respective rolling element of a plurality of rolling elements of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing, wherein each of the transport jigs is formed in a ring shape having an inner diameter and an outer diameter that allow the transport jig in its entirety to be accommodated, in a radial direction of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing, between an outer circumferential surface of an end portion of an inner ring of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing and an inner circumferential surface of an end portion of an outer ring of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing, and each of the transport jigs is formed from a material that is softer than the plurality of rolling elements of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing;
covering the double-row self-aligning roller bearing together with the transport jigs placed at opposite sides with a packaging material in a form of a film over an inner circumferential surface, an outer circumferential surface, and the opposite end surfaces of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing; and
attaining a state where portions of the transport jigs that protrude in an axial direction of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing beyond end surfaces of the inner ring and the outer ring are pressed toward a center side in the axial direction of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing, by the packaging material, wherein each of the transport jigs is shaped such that one side surface of the transport jig comes into contact with an end surface of a respective rolling element of the plurality of rolling elements and another side surface of the transport jig protrudes beyond the end surfaces of the inner ring and the outer ring in the axial direction of the double-row self-aligning roller bearing.

US Pat. No. 11,111,962

BEARING WITH AN INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL SHUNT


1. A bearing comprising:an outer ring defining an outer raceway;
an inner ring defining an inner raceway;
a plurality of rollers in contact with the inner raceway and the outer raceway; and
an electrical shunt having a plurality of electrically conductive fibers sandwiched between two washers including at least one electrically conductive washer, the electrically conductive washer electrically connected to the fibers and to the outer ring, the fibers rubbing against the inner ring, and the washers defining a first plurality of oil holes between the fibers such that lubricant can flow to the rollers.

US Pat. No. 11,111,961

COANDA EFFECT BEARING COOLER

Flowserve Management Comp...


1. An apparatus for air cooling a module of a system that includes a rotating shaft extending through and beyond an end face of a housing of the module, the end face being substantially perpendicular to the rotating shaft and a side of the housing being substantially parallel to the rotating shaft, the system comprising:a Coanda panel mounted adjacent to the end face of the housing, the Coanda panel having a central opening through which the shaft extends,
an exterior Coanda surface of the Coanda panel having a central region that is radially perpendicular to the shaft and a periphery that curves smoothly from radial to axial, so that a rim of the Coanda surface is directed axially and is substantially aligned with the side of the housing;
a fan assembly including a fan blade and a fan cover; the fan blade is mounted to the shaft proximal and exterior to the Coanda surface and is located between the fan cover and the Coanda surface, both of the fan blade and the fan cover are smaller in diameter than the side of the housing and are configured to direct a flow of air parallel and adjacent to the Coanda surface, so that after it has flowed beyond the fan cover, the flow of air is attached by the Coanda effect to the Coanda surface, and is thereby redirected by the periphery of the Coanda surface, without impacting any ductwork, to the housing.

US Pat. No. 11,111,960

MOTOR BEARING LUBRICATION ARRANGEMENT

Nidec Motor Corporation, ...


1. A motor comprising:a rotor rotatable about an axis;
a housing defining a motor chamber enclosing at least a portion of the rotor; and
a bearing assembly rotatably supporting the rotor on the housing,
said bearing assembly includinga bearing, and
lubricant collection structure associated with the bearing,
said lubricant collection structure defining a collection chamber configured to collect lubricant from the motor chamber,
said lubricant collection structure including a bearing cap at least in part securing the bearing relative to the housing,
said bearing cap defining a recessed channel therein,
said recessed channel at least in part defining a lubricant supply passage at least in part extending through said bearing cap,
said lubricant supply passage being in fluid communication with the collection chamber and configured to direct lubricant from the collection chamber through the bearing cap and to the bearing.


US Pat. No. 11,111,959

OIL FILTER/LIQUID INDICATOR ASSEMBLY

ITT Manufacturing Enterpr...


1. An apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a first housing wall portion, a second housing wall portion, a third housing wall portion, and a filter assembly wall portion, whereinthe first housing wall portion defines a chamber formed therein, and the chamber is configured to receive a combination of a bearing assembly and a shaft to be rotated,
the filter assembly wall portion defines one or more filter cavities formed therein, and the filter assembly wall portion is distinct from the first housing wall portion such that the one or more filter cavities are distinct from the chamber,
the second housing wall portion defines one or more channels formed therein such that the one or more channels are fluidically coupled between the chamber and the one or more filter cavities effective to allow dirty oil to flow from the chamber to the one or more filter cavities via a gravity feed, and
the third housing wall portion defines an oil sump formed therein, the third housing wall portion is distinct from the filter assembly wall portion such that the oil sump is distinct from the one or more filter cavities, the oil sump is fluidically coupled to the chamber and the one or more filter cavities, and the oil sump is configured to receive and contain filtered oil from the one or more filter cavities effective to lubricate the bearing assembly when the shaft is rotated; and

one or more filter assemblies configured to mount in the one or more filter cavities, receive the dirty oil from the one or more channels, filter the dirty oil, and provide the filtered oil to the oil sump, such that the filtered oil is recirculated when the shaft is rotated.

US Pat. No. 11,111,958

HYDRODYNAMIC BEARING


6. A hydrodynamic bearing comprising:an axially extending sleeve defining a central bore; and
an annular washer extending radially outward from the sleeve, the washer having an annular hydrodynamic bearing face defining a plurality of circumferentially spaced oil grooves each having opposing first and second lips extending between inner and outer diameters of the washer, and plurality of circumferentially spaced thrust segments arranged about the washer in alternating arrangement with the grooves such that each of the thrust segments is disposed between an associated pair of the grooves, the thrust segments being bi-directionally ramped and configured carry a wedge-shaped thrust-load oil film; wherein
the sleeve has a hydrodynamic bearing surface forming a periphery of the central bore, the bearing a surface defining a plurality of circumferentially paced oil channels having opposing first and second axially extending lips and being aligned with the oil grooves of the washer, each of the oil channels having an open end configured to receive oil from a corresponding one of the oil grooves and a closed end defining a dam configured to retain the oil, the bearing surface further defining a plurality of circumferentially spaced radial-bearing segments alternating with the channels such that each of the radial-bearing segments is disposed between an associated pair of the channels, the radial-bearing segments being bi-directionally ramped and configured carry a wedge-shaped radial-load oil film.

US Pat. No. 11,111,957

WEAR PAD

ZOOMLION HEAVY INDUSTRY N...


10. A wear pad system comprising:a stationary structure;
a moving structure;
a wear pad includes a wear pad surface on a top and a wear pad tapered surface on a bottom, a wear pad acute angle exists between said wear pad surface and said wear pad tapered surface, at least one threaded insert is retained in said wear pad; and
an adjustment plate includes an adjustment plate tapered surface on a top and a support surface on a bottom, an adjustment plate acute angle exists between said support surface and said adjustment plate tapered surface, said wear pad is positioned and secured on the stationary structure using only at least one threaded fastener insert through the stationary structure and engaged with said at least one threaded insert to retain said wear pad and adjustment plate, the moving structure contacts said wear pad.

US Pat. No. 11,111,956

SQUEEZE FILM DAMPER BEARING AND ROTARY MACHINE INCLUDING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...


1. A squeeze film damper bearing comprising:an inner support ring capable of supporting a bearing portion;
an outer support ring disposed on an outer periphery of the inner support ring, wherein the inner support ring is configured to be movable in the radial direction relative to the outer support ring; and
a dissipation portion formed on at least one of the outer support ring and the inner support ring to dissipate vibration energy, wherein
a damper gap formed between an outer circumferential face of the inner support ring and an inner circumferential face of the outer support ring is filled with a viscous fluid, and
when the inner support ring vibrates relative to the outer support ring, the viscous fluid flows into the dissipation portion and the vibration energy is dissipated.

US Pat. No. 11,111,955

METHOD FOR FIXING A FIBER HAVING A FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSOR SEGMENT ONTO A COMPONENT AND BEARING DEVICE WITH SUCH A FIBER

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...


8. A bearing arrangement comprising:a bearing ring comprising a circumferential outer surface, the circumferential outer surface defining a groove therearound, and
a sensor arrangement,
wherein the sensor arrangement includesa fiber having a plurality of fiber sections each including one of a plurality of fiber Bragg grating sensor segments,
a plurality of carrier elements, each of the plurality of carrier elements comprising a one-piece element of uniform plate shape as taken along the circumferential outer surface of the bearing ring, and
wherein each of the plurality of fiber sections is fixed in a defined and preloaded condition on a separate one of the plurality of carrier elements,
wherein the sensor arrangement is fixed to the bearing ring by fixing each of the plurality of carrier elements onto the bearing ring,
wherein each of the plurality of carrier elements has a concave inner surface located radially inwardly from the circumferential outer surface of the bearing ring such that each of the plurality of carrier elements is at least partially located within the groove, and
wherein each of the plurality of carrier elements is discretely spaced such that each of the plurality of fiber Bragg grating sensor segments is on a separate one of the plurality of carrier elements and such that each of the plurality of carrier elements is separate from the other of the plurality of carrier elements.


US Pat. No. 11,111,954

BEARING WITH OPTICAL SENSOR AND ASSOCIATED GROOVE

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...


1. A bearing comprising:a first ring, and
a second ring capable of rotating concentrically relative to one another,
at least one groove formed on an axial cylindrical surface of the second ring and oriented towards the first ring, the groove being axially delimited by two side edges,
at least one optical sensor mounted on the first ring to emit a beam oriented towards at least one of the side edges of the groove of the second ring, the optical sensor being able to detect axial positions of the at least one of the side edges.

US Pat. No. 11,111,953

FLUID FLOW CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A DRAINING BODY BEARING


1. A bearing for a fluid flow control device, the bearing comprising:an elongated body having a first end, a second end, an inner surface defining an interior volume of the elongated body, and an outer surface, the elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis and defining a shaft abutment region extending at least partially between the first end and the second end along the longitudinal axis;
at least one opening extending between the inner surface and the outer surface; and
at least one elongated channel formed on the outer surface of the elongated body, the elongated channel extending a length between the first end of the elongated body and the second end of the elongated body.

US Pat. No. 11,111,952

CONFIGURABLE BALL MOUNT SYSTEM

New Ideas Manufacturing L...


1. A configurable ball mount system comprising:a spherical structure having a first external surface;
a removable stem insert having a proximal end, a distal end, and a second external surface;
a first aperture having an internal surface and extending into the spherical structure, wherein the internal surface engages with the second external surface of the removable stem insert; and
a top interfacing surface positioned upon the distal end of the removable stem insert and having two opposing protrusions, wherein the top interfacing surface is configured to engage with a mount for tripod equipment configured to hold camera, sporting, or recreational equipment.

US Pat. No. 11,111,951

COMPOSITE SHAFT ARRANGEMENT WITH LOAD INTRODUCTION ELEMENTS

Lentus Composites Limited...


1. A method of manufacture of a shaft comprising; positioning a prefabricated metallic material annular wedge member onto a cylindrical mandrel, winding a fibre material onto the mandrel so that the fibre material extends over at least a part of the wedge member, allowing a matrix material impregnated into the fibre material to cure, machining away at least part of the fibre material to expose fibres thereof, and pushing an end fitting onto and around an end part of the shaft thereby applying a compressive load to the annular wedge member.

US Pat. No. 11,111,950

LOCKING MECHANISMS WITH DEFLECTABLE LOCK MEMBER

Enduralock, LLC, Lenexa,...


1. A fastener assembly comprising:a threaded member comprising a threaded body portion and a head portion;
a first lock member including a plurality of axially-extending ratchet teeth and defining an aperture extending therethrough, the aperture sized to receive said threaded body portion; and
a second lock member comprising:a base portion configured to couple to said threaded member for rotation therewith; and
at least one spring finger extending axially from said base portion, said at least one spring finger having a proximal end joined to said base portion and a free end opposite said proximal end, wherein said second lock member has a lock position in which said free end of said at least one spring finger is configured to engage said plurality of axially-extending ratchet teeth and an unlock position in which said free end of said at least one spring finger is spaced from said plurality of axially-extending ratchet teeth.


US Pat. No. 11,111,949

SYSTEM MADE UP OF AN ATTACHMENT PART AND A RETAINING ELEMENT

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...


1. A system comprising an attachment part (44) and a holding element for holding the attachment part (44) on a carrier part (54), the holding element comprising a threaded part (10), which is releasably connected to the attachment part (44) and has an internal thread (28) for a holding screw (58), and a spacer part (30), the spacer part (30) and the threaded part (10) having interacting threads (26, 38), with the result that the spacer part (30) can be screwed to the threaded part (10), and the spacer part (30) having a through opening (56) for the holding screw (58), which through opening (56) is flush with the internal thread (28) of the threaded part (10) in the state in which it is screwed to the threaded part (10), with the result that the carrier part (54) can be held between a head (62) of the holding screw (58) and the spacer part (30), wherein the threaded part (10) has a holding section (11) for holding the attachment part (44), the holding section (11) engaged in an opening of the attachment part and having at least one latching element which interacts with at least one corresponding latching element of the attachment part (44) for releasably latching the attachment part (44) on the threaded part (10), wherein the at least one latching element of the attachment part (44) is at least one latching recess (52) that is spaced from the opening of the attachment part, and wherein the at least one latching element of the holding section (11) is at least one elastic latching arm (20) which engages into the at least one latching recess (52), wherein a stop is provided between the spacer part (30) and the threaded part (10), wherein the stop counteracts the spacer part (30) from being unscrewed from the threaded part (10) when an end position is reached, wherein the stop comprises a rigid stop arm (24) which is configured on the threaded part (10), and a stop face which is configured on the spacer part (30).

US Pat. No. 11,111,948

AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY

Safran Landing Systems UK...


1. An aircraft assembly comprising:a titanium rod comprising a first threaded portion;
a titanium nut comprising a second threaded portion conforming with the first threaded portion for mating engagement with the first threaded portion, wherein one of the first threaded portion and the second threaded portion defines a male thread and the other one of the first threaded portion and the second threaded portion defines a female thread such that the nut can be wound in threading engagement along the rod; and
a threaded insert formed from a first metal of different hardness in comparison to titanium, the threaded insert being coupled to the rod or the nut to define the first threaded portion or the second threaded portion respectively such that one of the first threaded portion and the second threaded portion is formed from titanium and the other one of the first threaded portion and the second threaded portion is formed from the first metal;
wherein the rod defines a bore, the first threaded portion defines the female threaded portion within the bore and the nut is a gland nut defining the male threaded portion, wherein the titanium rod comprises an outer cylinder of an aircraft landing gear shock absorbing strut.

US Pat. No. 11,111,947

THREADED FASTENER HAVING A THREAD CREST GREATER THAN ITS THREAD ROOT AND V ANGLES ON THE CREST AND ROOT

LOCK-N-STITCH, INC., Tur...


1. A fastener, comprising:a shaft having a first end including means to rotate said shaft,
said shaft having a thread pattern defined by a thread projecting from an outer periphery of said shaft and spiraling along its length, and a root gap separating adjacent threads;
said thread defined by an upper flank, a lower flank, a root adjacent said shaft and crest remote from said shaft,
said upper and lower flanks being separated by a “V” shaped indentation and diverging outwardly from each other away from said root and defining a dovetail, wherein an apex of said “V” shaped indentation has an acute angle; and
a “V” shaped protrusion protruding from said shaft in said root gap, the “V” shaped protrusion having a shape complementary to said “V” shaped indentation.

US Pat. No. 11,111,946

RUST PROOFING TREATMENT LIQUID FOR THREADED PART, METHOD FOR PRODUCING RUST-PROOFED THREADED PART, AND RUST-PROOFED THREADED PART

Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Lt...


1. A rust-proofed threaded part comprising a corrosion-resistant film, which is formed on an iron substrate as a first surface layer of the iron substrate, an insoluble metal silicate that is in an outer surface layer of the corrosion-resistant film, and a rustproof coating film, which has an inner surface and an outer surface, that is formed on the corrosion-resistant film, as an exposed second surface layer of the iron substrate, such that the rustproof coating film has a thickness of 2 to 4 ?m and the insoluble metal silicate is contained between the corrosion-resistant film and the rustproof coating film, wherein the insoluble metal silicate is on the outer surface layer of the corrosion-resistant film and the inner surface of the rustproof coating film is on the insoluble metal silicate and the outer surface layer of the corrosion-resistant film, and wherein the rustproof coating film is composed of a polymer with a network structure obtained by polymerizing a rust proofing treatment liquid for a threaded part, the rust proofing treatment liquid containing a silica binder and at least one of a modified epoxy resin obtained by graft polymerization using a carboxylic acid-containing acrylic polymer as a side chain and a modified acrylic resin obtained by graft polymerization using a carboxylic acid-containing acrylic polymer as a side chain.

US Pat. No. 11,111,945

MULTI-PIECE BOLTS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

CRUSHLOCK, INC., Chuluot...


1. A bolt comprising:a threaded shaft having a first end, a second opposing end, and an external thread, the first end including a flared protrusion, the external thread being wrapped about the shaft and extending from the second opposing end to the flared protrusion; and
a bolt head including (i) an interior threaded bore for threadingly engaging the external thread of the threaded shaft, (ii) a front surface, and (iii) an opposing back surface having a recess configured to receive at least a portion of the flared protrusion of the threaded shaft therein,
wherein at least a portion of the opposing back surface of the bolt head is welded to at least a portion of the flared protrusion of the threaded shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,111,944

CLIP HAVING TWO INTERLOCKING PARTS IMPROVING RETENTION FORCE

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...


1. A clip retention assembly comprising:a base for attaching to a surface, the base including a body, one or more snaps and a retaining member such that the surface is positioned between the one or more snaps and the retaining member to secure the base onto the surface; and
a cap moving on the body from a released position to a retention position, the cap including a head, a plurality of second snaps engaging the base body for retaining the cap on the base and a core, the core extending through the base body such that in a retention position the core is adjacent the base one or more snaps to prevent deflection.

US Pat. No. 11,111,943

GROOVED NUT FOR BLIND FASTENING, RIVET AND ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SUCH A NUT

LISI AEROSPACE, Paris (F...


1. A nut for assembling elements of a structure, said nut comprising:a collar capable of coming into contact with a front face of the structure;
a tightening zone having an outer diameter capable of being inserted into a hole of the structure;
a deformation zone adjacent to the tightening zone and capable of forming a bulge against a rear face of the structure, opposite the front face; and
a tapped portion adjacent to the deformation zone;
the nut being characterized in that it comprises grooving or ridges on an outer circumference of at least one part of the deformation zone, and in that a maximum diameter of said deformation zone having said grooving or ridges is less than or equal to the outer diameter of the tightening zone, and wherein the grooving extends over the entire outer circumference of a transverse section of the nut in the form of ridges, a radial pitch between two consecutive ridges being less than or equal to 0.25 mm.

US Pat. No. 11,111,942

WALL HOOK AND ANCHOR NAIL FASTENING SYSTEM


1. A wall hook mounting system, the system comprising:a. a hook consisting of a front piece having a hook portion and one or more angled platforms wherein each one of the one or more platforms has a sleeve guide hole to receive a deformable sleeve from an insert piece, an insert piece having one or more angled deformable sleeves wherein each of the one or more sleeves has a nail-receiving guide hole, and a backing piece to secure the insert piece to the front piece, the hook portion being further characterized by a tapered shape such that a top portion progressively thickens to a bottom portion that is relatively thicker than the top portion; and
b. one or more nails, at least one of the one or more nails consisting of a lower shank portion having a circular horizontal cross-section with a circumference and an upper shank portion having a non-circular horizontal cross-section such that at least a portion of the upper shank portion extends beyond the circumference of the lower shank portion, the at least one nail further consisting of a top threaded portion and a head having internal threads to threadedly attach to the top threaded portion, the head further consisting of a knurled portion, and the at least one nail has a pointed terminus distal from the head,
c. whereby the upper shank portion having a non-circular horizontal cross-section deforms the deformable sleeve of the hook such that the at least one nail bonds to the hook with a tight friction fit.

US Pat. No. 11,111,941

SHALLOW UNDERCUT CONCRETE ANCHOR


1. An anchor for securing an object to a precast concrete structure, the precast concrete structure including a cylindrical opening in a surface of the concrete structure and the precast concrete structure further including an elongated tension member passing through the precast concrete structure, the elongate tension member further including ends secured to the precast concrete structure, the anchor comprising:a sleeve and a plug, the sleeve and plug sharing a central longitudinal axis,the sleeve including at least two legs extending toward a first end of the sleeve and the sleeve also including a second end opposite the first end, the sleeve further including a cylindrical through opening from the first end to the second end,
the plug including a first end for engaging the legs and a second end opposite the first end, the plug received in the cylindrical through opening along the central longitudinal axis, the plug further including a locking portion for connecting the anchor to the object,
a tapered portion disposed on at least one of the plug and the legs,

wherein when the plug and sleeve are forced telescopically relative to each other along the central longitudinal axis, the tapered portion forces the legs to expand radially outward, and
wherein the sleeve is ¾ inches or less in the longitudinal direction and the plug is ¾ inches or less in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 11,111,940

LEG COUPLING FOR TABLE

EVIS FURNITURE CO., LTD.,...


1. A leg coupling for furniture, the leg coupling comprising:a coupling body for supporting a lower surface of a top plate of the furniture,
wherein:
the coupling body is configured to be arranged on an end side of the lower surface of the top plate;
a first end of the coupling body is provided with an upper coupling having a circular columnar shape and projecting downward;
an upper end part of a leg is configured to be arranged at the end side of the lower surface of the top plate;
the upper end part of the leg is formed with a coupling insertion hole;
the upper coupling is configured to be inserted into the coupling insertion hole;
a lower coupling having a circular columnar shape is arranged under the upper coupling;
fitting surfaces of the lower coupling are formed with taper surfaces;
the upper coupling is formed with a bolt insertion hole into which a bolt can be inserted;
the lower coupling is formed with a thread hole into which the bolt can be screwed;
the upper coupling and the lower coupling can be connected to each other through the bolt;
a second end of the coupling body is formed with a square frustum shaped engagement hole;
a pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements is arranged in the square frustum shaped engagement hole in an opposing relation so that the pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements can be press-fitted to each other;
each of the pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements is formed in a plate shape so that the pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements can be fitted to each other;
a first of the pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements has a joint surface with a convex guide and a second of the pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements has a joint surface with a guide groove; and
the convex guide is configured to be fitted into the guide groove so as to removably attach the pair of wedge-shaped engagement elements to each other.

US Pat. No. 11,111,939

METHOD FOR UNDETACHABLY INTRODUCING GUIDING AID ELEMENTS INTO A COMPONENT, COMPONENT WITH GUIDING AID ELEMENTS AND COMPOSITE COMPONENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...


1. A method for undetachably introducing an auxiliary joining element into at least one joint of at least on component, the method comprising the acts of:a) punching the at least one component at the at least one joint in a first press stroke a tool press, wherein a pilot hole is formed at the at least one joint;
b) inserting an auxiliary joining element into the pilot hole; and
c) pressing the auxiliary joining element together with the at least one component in subsequent press stroke or work step in order to form a cohesive, form-fitting and/or force-fitting connection between the at least one component and the auxillary joining element, whereina plurality of pilot holes are formed in the act a),
an auxiliary joining element inserted into each of the plurality of pilot hole in the act b),
all of the auxillary joining element inserted into the plurality of pilot holes are pressed together with the at least one component in the act c), wherein the auxiliary joining elements are thicker than the at least one component so that the auxiliary joining elements project beyond at leas one longitudinal surface of the at least one component,

at least one of the plurality of pilot holes is provided at both hole edges with chamfer, and
the auxiliary joining element is in the form of am metal slug.

US Pat. No. 11,111,938

AXIAL PRELOADING DEVICE

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...


1. An axial preloading device, comprising:a shell having an annular shape and an inner surface that defines a radially interior channel, the interior channel defining an axial direction;
one or more moveable housing members disposed at least partially within the interior channel and configured to move relative to the shell in the axial direction; and
a wedge assembly connected to the shell and disposed in contact with the one or more housing members, wherein the wedge assembly is configured to be moved radially relative to the shell and the one or more housing members to push the one or more housing members axially, wherein the wedge assembly and the one or more housing members define a shaft opening when installed on the shell.

US Pat. No. 11,111,937

FAULT PREDICTION IN HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...


1. A method, comprising:pruning a dataset by selecting a subset of the dataset for use as a sanitized dataset based on both command signals for a plurality of deployment events of a hydraulic system and pressure data for the hydraulic system, wherein the pruned dataset includes the pressure data for the hydraulic system correlated in time with the command signals for the plurality of deployment events of the hydraulic system;
determining that a first pressure value measured during a first extension or retraction of a piston in the hydraulic system, and included in the pruned dataset, satisfies a prefault pressure threshold, wherein the hydraulic system relates to a landing gear on an aircraft, and wherein the first extension or retraction of the piston relates to deployment of the landing gear;
identifying a first pressure slope value relating to a first change in a first plurality of pressure values over time during the first extension or retraction of the piston;
identifying a second pressure slope value relating to a second change in a second plurality of pressure values over time during a second extension or retraction of the piston in the hydraulic system, wherein the second extension or retraction of the piston relates to deployment of the landing gear, wherein the second plurality of pressure values are included in the pruned dataset, and wherein the second extension or retraction of the piston occurs earlier in time than the first extension or retraction of the piston;
determining that the first pressure slope value satisfies a prefault trend threshold based on comparing the first pressure slope value with the second pressure slope value; and
determining, based on both the first pressure value satisfying the prefault pressure threshold and the first pressure slope value satisfying the prefault trend threshold, that the hydraulic system is in a pre-fault state, and in response generating a service message for the hydraulic system.

US Pat. No. 11,111,936

PISTON ASSEMBLY HAVING REDUCED EXTEND FORCE AND REDUCED DISPLACEMENT VOLUME

Roller Bearing Company of...


1. A piston assembly comprising:a shaft;
a piston arrangement positioned on the shaft;
the piston arrangement having a retract-area configured for retracting the shaft and an extend-area configured for extending the shaft;
the retract-area being greater than the extend-area so that upon application of a fluid pressure to the retract-area the piston arrangement generates and applies a retract force to the shaft and upon release of the fluid pressure to the retract-area and application of the fluid pressure to the extend-area the piston arrangement generates and applies an extend force to the shaft, the fluid pressure having a predetermined magnitude; and
wherein the retract force is greater than the extend force;
the piston arrangement comprises a piston head secured to the shaft, the piston head having at least one aperture extending therethrough;
the piston arrangement comprises a retract head moveably mounted on the shaft;
the piston arrangement being configured to cause extension of the shaft from a retracted position to an extended position and to cause retraction of the shaft from the extended position to the retracted position; and
a variable volume reservoir formed between the piston head and the retract head.

US Pat. No. 11,111,935

CONTROL DEVICE


11. A valve device, comprising:a plurality of valves forming a valve block and being electromechanically operable; and
a control device includinga plurality of modular control sections being in a side-by-side arrangement and forming a control block, each of the modular control sections connected to, controlling and monitoring a respective valve of the plurality of valves and being connectable to a central power supply or monitoring facility;
individual connector parts coupled to respective modular control sections, each of the connector parts coupled to a different one of the connector parts in direct wireless engagement via a plug, a socket part and a contact part of each of the connector parts, the connector parts being adjacent and facing one another forming a connector rail, each of the connector parts being T-shaped with the plug part, the socket part and contact part of each of the connector parts forming the T-shaped, each of the contact parts being arranged at an angle to the respective plug part and socket part of each of the connector parts connected to a respective one of the modular control sections, the connector rail being at an angle to the side-by-side arrangement of the control sections; the plug parts, the socket parts and the contact parts having substantially rectangular cross sections; and
an enlargement on each of the plug parts with an enlarged cross section compared to the socket parts, each of the enlargements having two seats directed toward an inside and on opposite inner sides of each of the enlargements.


US Pat. No. 11,111,934

SPOOL SERVO VALVE

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...


1. A servo valve comprising:a valve housing;
a cavity formed in the valve housing and defining a longitudinal axis (X);
a member disposed in the cavity and axially moveable therein along said longitudinal axis, wherein the member comprises:first and second cavity sealing sections, having first and second cross-sectional areas, for engaging an inner surface of the valve housing defining the cavity;
first and second nozzle obstructing sections arranged between the first and second cavity sealing sections;
a middle portion located between the first and second cavity sealing sections and having a third cross-sectional area smaller than both the first and second cross-sectional areas so as to form a channel within the cavity bounded by the first and second nozzle obstructing sections; and
first and second surfaces formed respectively on the first and second nozzle obstructing sections;

a plurality of ports, each forming a fluid passage through the valve housing in fluid communication with the channel, the plurality of ports comprising first and second ports having first and second nozzles with first and second nozzle openings for providing fluid communication between the channel and a spool, wherein in a first axial position of the member the first nozzle opening is at least substantially obstructed by the first surface and the second nozzle opening is at least substantially unobstructed by the second surface, and in a second axial position of the member the second nozzle opening is at least substantially obstructed by the second surface and the first nozzle opening is at least substantially unobstructed by the first surface;
at least one actuator configured to axially move the member within the cavity; and
a spring arranged between first and second axial ends of the valve housing, the spring operatively connected with the member to bias the member towards a neutral position.

US Pat. No. 11,111,933

PASSIVE FLUIDIC VALVE FOR FIXED FLOW RATE DISTRIBUTION

SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS S.A....


1. A passive fluidic valve for a hydraulic circuit of an equipment of an aircraft comprising:a hollow valve body comprising:an inlet;
a first outlet comprising a first restriction delimiting an upstream cavity of first outlet and a downstream cavity of first outlet;
a second outlet comprising a second restriction delimiting an upstream cavity of second outlet and a downstream cavity of second outlet;
a first cavity; and
a second cavity,

a valve member movable in the valve body configured to at least partially block a passage between said inlet and one of the two outlets, comprising:a first end located in the first cavity so as to at least partially delimit a first and a third chambers in said first cavity,
a second end located in the second cavity so as to at least partially delimit a second and a fourth chambers in said second cavity,

a first fluid communication between said first chamber and said upstream cavity of first outlet;
a second fluid communication between said third chamber and said downstream cavity of first outlet;
a third fluid communication between said second chamber and said upstream cavity of second outlet; and
a fourth fluid communication between said fourth chamber and said downstream cavity of second outlet.

US Pat. No. 11,111,932

MODULAR FLUID ACTUATOR SYSTEM


1. A modular fluid actuator system provided for generating a relative motion between a first fluid transfer chamber of a first module unit and a piston rod arrangement in an axial direction, the modular fluid actuator system comprises:a fluid supply;
a valve device coupled to the fluid supply and to the first fluid transfer chamber; a control unit coupled to the valve device for controlling the relative motion between the first fluid transfer chamber and the piston rod arrangement;
the first fluid transfer chamber is coupled to a first sleeve portion of the first module unit exhibiting a first expandable hollow space which is coupled to and arranged for fluid communication with the valve device via the first fluid transfer chamber;
the first expandable hollow space is arranged to provide a clamping action of the first sleeve portion to the piston rod arrangement when the first expandable hollow space is pressurized by means of said fluid communications;
an expandable wall portion of the first sleeve portion is arranged adjacent around and coaxial with the piston rod arrangement;
a second module unit comprising a second sleeve portion dividing an interior of a first cylinder housing of the second module unit into a first and second cylinder chamber, wherein a second expandable hollow space of the second sleeve portion is arranged for fluid communication with the fluid supply via a second fluid transfer chamber coupled to the second expandable hollow space and positioned exterior of said first cylinder housing;
an expandable wall portion of the second sleeve portion is arranged adjacent around and coaxial with the piston rod arrangement;
the first fluid transfer chamber comprises a first external fluid inlet port and the second fluid transfer chamber comprises a second external fluid inlet port;
the first external fluid inlet port is coupled to the fluid supply via the valve device which in turn is coupled to the control unit for controlling and providing a static clamping functionality in a first mode for operation of the system; and
the first module unit is configured to act as a brake module unit of the modular fluid actuator system,
wherein the second external fluid inlet port is coupled to the fluid supply via a first separate valve element which in turn is coupled to the control unit for controlling and providing a stepwise dynamic clamping functionality in a second mode for operation of the system.

US Pat. No. 11,111,931

CONTROLLER UNIT AND LIQUID-PRESSURE DRIVING SYSTEM

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...


1. A liquid-pressure driving system for use in a working machine configured to supply an operating liquid to an actuator to move a structural body by the actuator, the liquid-pressure driving system comprising:a controller unit comprising:a gyro sensor configured to output a signal corresponding to an operation velocity of the structural body; and
a controller configured to control a flow rate of the operating liquid supplied to the actuator, based on the signal output from the gyro sensor and corresponding to the operation velocity of the structural body, wherein:
the controller is attached to the structural body;
the gyro sensor is incorporated in the controller;
the structural body is a turning body;
the actuator is a liquid-pressure motor configured to turn the turning body;
the gyro sensor is configured to output a signal corresponding to a turning;
the turning body includes a structure extending portion extending in a front-rear direction;
the gyro sensor is a sensor configured to detect an angular velocity of the turning body and to output signals corresponding to respective angular velocities around first to third axes of the turning body;
the controller is attached to the turning body such that the first axis coincides with the front-rear direction of the turning body, and the second axis coincides with a left-right direction of the turning body;

a variable displacement liquid-pressure pump configured to eject the operating liquid supplied to the liquid-pressure motor, the liquid-pressure pump being capable of changing an ejection amount;
a flow rate control device configured to control the ejection amount of the liquid-pressure pump in accordance with a pump flow rate command input to the flow rate control device, wherein:
the gyro sensor outputs a first signal and a second signal, the first signal being a signal corresponding to the angular velocity around the first axis of the turning body, the second signal being a signal corresponding to the angular velocity around the third axis of the turning body; and
the controller calculates a command flow rate corresponding to an operation amount of an operating element, detects a roll angle of the turning body based on the first signal output from the gyro sensor, detects a turning direction of the turning body based on the second signal output from the gyro sensor, calculates a limiting value of the command flow rate in accordance with the detected roll angle and the detected turning direction, and outputs to the flow rate control device the pump flow rate command generated by limiting the command flow rate to the limiting value or less; and
a direction control valve configured to switch a rotation direction of the liquid-pressure motor by switching a flow direction of the operating liquid in accordance with an operation direction in which the operating element is operated, the operating liquid being supplied from the liquid-pressure pump to the liquid-pressure motor, wherein:
the direction control valve controls in accordance with the operation amount of the operating element the flow rate of the operating liquid supplied to and discharged from the liquid-pressure motor; and
the controller detects the roll angle based on the first signal output from the gyro sensor, detects a rotation velocity of the liquid-pressure motor and the rotation direction of the liquid-pressure motor based on the second signal output from the gyro sensor, and controls an operation of the direction control valve such that the flow rate of the operating liquid supplied to and discharged from the liquid-pressure motor is limited in accordance with the detected roll angle, the detected rotation velocity, and the detected rotation direction.

US Pat. No. 11,111,930

CEILING FAN BLADE

Hunter Fan Company, Memp...


1. A blade for a ceiling fan having a fan motor rotating at least one blade iron, the blade comprising:an airfoil body having an outer surface extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge to define a chord-wise direction, and separating the outer surface into an upper surface and a lower surface, and the outer surface extending between a root and a tip to define a span-wise direction; and
a blade iron mount provided on the root;
wherein the airfoil body comprises at least three distinct cross sections in the span-wise direction: a first cross section comprising a flat lower surface with a lifting cross section; a second cross section comprising the flat lower surface and a flat upper surface; and a third cross section located between and transitioning from the first to the second cross sections.

US Pat. No. 11,111,929

BLOWER FAN HAVING IMPELLER AND MOTOR

Rinnai Corporation, Aich...


1. A blower fan for blowing air by rotating an impeller with a motor, the blower fan comprising:a motor including a rotational shaft having a threaded portion at a distal end of the rotational shaft;
an impeller having a mount hole through which the rotational shaft is placed, the mount hole being a through-hole at a rotation center;
rubber washers sandwiching a portion of the impeller having the mount hole, the rubber washers having insertion holes through which the rotational shaft is placed; and
a nut placed on the threaded portion of the rotational shaft placed through the impeller and the rubber washers to fix the impeller to the rotational shaft,
wherein the rotational shaft includes, within a predetermined length from the distal end, a locking surface that is a flat portion of a peripheral surface of the rotational shaft to lock rotation of the impeller with respect to the rotational shaft,
the insertion holes of the rubber washers and the mount hole of the impeller through which the rotational shaft is placed each include an arc portion positioned with respect to the peripheral surface of the rotational shaft and a linear portion positioned with respect to the locking surface of the rotational shaft, and
a spacing portion of the linear portion of the mount hole extends in a direction away from the locking surface and reaches an inner-circumference of the mount hole, so as to form a cut out surrounded by the spacing portion of the mount hole, the inner-circumference of the mount hole, and the locking surface of the rotational shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,111,928

INDUCER AND PUMP

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...


1. An inducer comprising:a hub;
a blade which radially protrudes from the hub and is helically provided; and
a wedge surface which is provided on a negative-pressure surface of the blade so as to be inclined with respect to a camber line connecting intermediate points between the negative-pressure surface and a positive-pressure surface of the blade and toward a leading edge, the negative-pressure surface of the blade being a surface facing an upstream of a fluid of which a pressure is increased by the inducer,
wherein a first distance between the camber line and the leading edge coincides with a second distance between the camber line and the positive-pressure surface of the blade in a region radially outward from a position at which a height ratio of the blade is 0.5,
wherein the height ratio of the blade is a ratio of a distance from a connection portion between the hub and a root portion of the blade with respect to a height of the blade which is a distance from the connection portion between the hub and the root portion of the blade to a tip portion of the blade in the radial direction of the blade, and
wherein the inducer comprises a thick portion, in which the first distance is less than the second distance, on the positive-pressure surface of the blade in a region radially inward from the position at which the height ratio of the blade is 0.5.

US Pat. No. 11,111,927

TURBOMOLECULAR PUMP LUBRICANT SUPPLY SYSTEMS

Edwards Limited, West Su...


1. A turbomolecular pump comprising:a housing;
a pumping mechanism disposed in said housing, said pumping mechanism comprising a rotor shaft having an axis of rotation;
a plurality of bearings supporting said rotor shaft for rotation relative to said housing about said axis of rotation, said plurality of bearings including a rolling bearing;
a deflector;
a lubricant supply system; and
a lubricant transfer device provided on said rotor shaft to transfer lubricant from said lubricant supply system to said rolling bearing,
wherein said rolling bearing is disposed intermediate said lubricant transfer device and said deflector and said deflector is configured to deflect lubricant that passes through said rolling bearing outwardly with respect to said rotor shaft;
wherein said rotor shaft extends through a bore provided in a partition disposed in said housing, and said bore is disposed between said deflector and said pumping mechanism and is defined by a bore wall;
wherein said deflector comprises an upstream major surface that faces said rolling bearing, said upstream major surface comprising a surface that is inclined with respect to said axis of rotation;
wherein said deflector comprises a downstream major surface that faces away from said rolling bearing and a drip former that is configured to cause lubricant to form into droplets that drip from said deflector to prevent lubricant flowing over said downstream major surface to said rotor shaft;
wherein said drip former comprises a circumferentially extending skirt disposed on said downstream major surface;
the turbomolecular pump further comprising an annular collection channel having an inner circumference defining an upstream end of the annular collection channel and wherein said deflector is configured to deflect said lubricant into said annular collection channel, and said drip former is positioned so that droplets drip into said annular collection channel wherein said bore wall is disposed a first radial distance from the axis of rotation, said upstream end is disposed a second radial distance from said axis of rotation, and said deflector has an outer periphery disposed a third radial distance from said axis of rotation and wherein said second radial distance is greater than said first radial distance and said third radial distance is equal to or greater than said second radial distance.

US Pat. No. 11,111,926

SWITCHING OF A PUMP BASED ON THE THROUGHPUT DETERMINED BY A THERMAL FLOW METER


1. A method for operating a feed pump for increasing pressure in a line to which the feed pump is connected, the method comprising:providing a feed pump comprising:a pumping chamber for a pumping medium,
at least one temperature sensor for detecting a temperature of pumping medium in the pumping chamber, the at least one temperature sensor arranged in the feed pump, allocated to the pumping chamber, and in thermal contact with the pumping chamber,
a temperature control device allocated to the at least one temperature sensor and by which defined temperature conditions can be created in an area surrounding the at least one temperature sensor, and
an evaluation device to which the at least one temperature sensor is coupled to receive temperature signals;

said method comprising:sending, from the at least one temperature sensor, a plurality of temperature signals over time to the evaluation device;
detecting, with the evaluation device, a temperature trend based on the plurality of temperature signals sent from the at least one temperature sensor; and
determining, with the evaluation device, an absence of flow in the line during operation of the pump, based on an increasing temperature trend indicative of heating of the pumping medium in the pumping chamber due to a lack of throughflow of the pumping medium.


US Pat. No. 11,111,925

PREVENTION OF FERROMAGNETIC SOLIDS DEPOSITION ON ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS (ESPS) BY MAGNETIC MEANS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...


1. A system comprising:an electrical submersible pump (ESP) mounted on a tubing;
a magnetic field source positioned above the electrical submersible pump (ESP), the magnetic field source configured to generate a magnetic field configured to suspend iron-containing particles above a discharge of the electrical submersible pump (ESP), the magnetic field preventing an accumulation of the iron-containing particles onto components of the electrical submersible pump (ESP) during a powered-off state of the electrical submersible pump (ESP); and
a controller configured to switch between powering the electrical submersible pump (ESP) and powering the magnetic field source, by energizing a selected one of the electrical submersible pump (ESP) and the magnetic field source based on an amplitude of voltage supplied to the controller.

US Pat. No. 11,111,924

MAGNETIC SPINNER DEVICE WITH REELS IN A LOWER HOUSING WITH A REMOVABLY ATTACHABLE LOWER PORTION


9. An impeller system, comprising:a first housing comprising a lower spindle;
a portal within said first housing having a narrower middle section between two wider sections and a lower indented section within a raised border; and
a second housing with a removably attached lower portion;
wherein a planar section of said removably attached lower portion of said second housing has a thickness substantially equal to a thickness of a functionally connected floor of said second housing;
wherein said lower portion of said second housing, when removably connected to said second housing, substantially abuts a sidewall of said second housing and said floor of said second housing such that a space in a plane of said functionally connected floor of said second housing which is circumscribed by an edge of said floor and said sidewall of said second housing is substantially filled;
wherein a bowl is centered above said first housing;
wherein said first housing is centered above a first reel;
wherein when said first reel is placed within said second housing and said lower portion of said second housing is removably connected to said second housing, said first reel is located vertically above a planar extent of said lower portion;
wherein when said first reel is placed within said second housing and said lower portion of said second housing is removably connected to said second housing, a second reel is located vertically above a planer extent of said floor of said second housing;
wherein a spindle of a motor is substantially centered below said second reel
wherein a part of a leg passes through each of four portals of a spacer located between said first housing and said second housing, each said leg elongated in a vertical direction;
wherein four caps abut an upper side of said spacer and hold a respective leg of said four legs to a lower side of said spacer; and
wherein each respective cap has a respective spindle extending upwardly there-from.

US Pat. No. 11,111,923

SYSTEM FOR PRIMING A POOL PUMP


1. A system for priming a pool pump, comprising:piping that provides fluid communication to or from the pool pump;
a valve in fluid communication with said piping, wherein said valve has an open position that permits fluid flow through said valve and a shut position that prevents fluid flow through said valve;
a priming pump in fluid communication with said piping, wherein said priming pump comprises a suction and a discharge, and said suction of said priming pump directly connects to said piping at a first position upstream from said valve such that fluid flows from said first position to said valve when said valve is in said open position during operation of the pool pump;
a sensor that generates a control signal reflective of at least one of time, fluid flow downstream from said priming pump, or fluid flow downstream from the pool pump;
a controller that receives said control signal, and when said control signal satisfies a predetermined criterion, said controller at least one of deenergizes said priming pump, repositions said valve to said open position, or energizes the pool pump.

US Pat. No. 11,111,922

METHOD FOR OPERATING A VACUUM PUMP SYSTEM AND VACUUM PUMP SYSTEM APPLYING SUCH METHOD

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...


1. A method of operating a vacuum pump system, the method comprising the steps of:operating a primary vacuum pump comprising a variable speed motor;
connecting at least two secondary vacuum pumps in parallel with said primary vacuum pump, each of the at least two secondary vacuum pumps comprising a motor;
dividing the at least two secondary vacuum pumps in groups, each group comprising at least one of the secondary vacuum pumps;
assigning at least a highest priority and a second highest priority for each of said groups;
conducting a first measurement of an inlet pressure measured at an inlet of the vacuum pump system;
comparing the first measured inlet pressure with a predetermined pressure value, and, if said first measured inlet pressure is higher than said predetermined pressure value, operating the at least one of the secondary vacuum pumps that is part of the group having the highest priority assigned to it;
conducting a second measurement of the inlet pressure at the inlet of the vacuum pump system;
comparing the second measured inlet pressure with said predetermined pressure value and, if, said second measured inlet pressure is higher than the predetermined pressure value, operating the at least one secondary vacuum pump that is part of the group having the second highest priority assigned to it,
the method further comprising the step of starting said secondary vacuum pumps at a first predetermined startup vacuum load if the secondary vacuum pump comprises a fixed speed motor, or starting said secondary vacuum pump at a second predetermined startup vacuum load, if said secondary vacuum pump comprises a variable speed motor,
wherein the highest priority is assigned to the group having a least number of running hours and the second highest priority is assigned to the group having a next least number of running hours.

US Pat. No. 11,111,921

CO-ROTATING COMPRESSOR

Emerson Climate Technolog...


1. A compressor comprising:a first scroll member having a first end plate and a first spiral wrap extending from the first end plate;
a second scroll member having a second end plate and a second spiral wrap extending from the second end plate and intermeshed with the first spiral wrap to define compression pockets therebetween;
a first bearing housing supporting the first scroll member for rotation about a first rotational axis;
a second bearing housing supporting the second scroll member for rotation about a second rotational axis that is parallel to the first rotational axis and offset from the first rotational axis; and
a motor assembly disposed axially between the first and second bearing housings and including a rotor attached to the first scroll member, the rotor surrounding the first end plate and the second end plate,
wherein the first bearing housing includes a radially extending suction passage providing fluid communication between a suction inlet of a shell of the compressor and a suction inlet opening in the first end plate,
wherein a first end of the radially extending suction passage of the first bearing housing is disposed radially outward relative to the suction inlet opening of the first end plate, and
wherein a second end of the radially extending suction passage of the first bearing housing is disposed radially inward relative to the suction inlet opening of the first end plate such that working fluid exits the radially extending suction passage at a location that is disposed radially inward relative to the suction inlet opening such that windage produced by rotation of the first scroll member aids in forcing the working fluid radially outward toward the suction inlet opening.

US Pat. No. 11,111,920

SUCTION VALVE ASSEMBLY FOR A COMPRESSOR AND A COMPRESSOR HAVING A SUCTION VALVE ASSEMBLY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


1. A suction valve assembly for a compressor, the suction valve assembly comprising:a body including a horizontal pipe configured to be connected to a compression chamber of the compressor and a vertical pipe configured to be connected vertically to the horizontal pipe, an end of the vertical pipe configured to be connected to an accumulator;
a lifting/lowering valve provided in a connection portion between the horizontal pipe and the vertical pipe, wherein during operation of the compressor, the lifting/lowering valve is moved downward by weight so as to open the connection portion between the horizontal pipe and the vertical pipe and when the operation of the compressor stops, the lifting/lowering valve is moved upward by a pressure difference between an inner space of the accumulator and an inner space of the compression chamber so as to close the connection portion between the horizontal pipe and the vertical pipe; and
a protruding pipe provided directly under the vertical pipe of the connection portion between the horizontal pipe and the vertical pipe of the body, an upper surface of the protruding pipe being open, at least a portion of the lifting/lowering valve being positioned in the protruding pipe, wherein the lifting/lowering valve comprises a pipe body, an upper surface of which is closed, at least a portion of a lower surface of which is open, and a circumferential surface of which includes one or more communicating holes provided thereon, each of the communicating holes communicating with an inner space of the horizontal pipe, and wherein the lifting/lowering valve is configured to have a height such that a portion of an upper end thereof protrudes from the protruding pipe during a compression operation, wherein the one or more communicating holes are provided along a circumference of the upper end of the lifting/lowering valve, and wherein during operation of the compressor, at least a portion of each of the communicating holes communicates with the inner space of the horizontal pipe.

US Pat. No. 11,111,919

SCROLL COMPRESSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


14. A scroll compressor comprising:a fixed scroll fixed inside a housing;
an orbiting scroll configured to orbit and be engaged with the fixed scroll;
a rotary shaft configured to allow the orbiting scroll to orbit the orbiting scroll on an eccentric shaft eccentric from a main shaft; and
a slide bush portion that is installed between a bearing of the orbiting scroll and the eccentric shaft and configured to change a pressing force of the orbiting scroll applied to the fixed scroll, the slide bush portion comprising:a slide bush inserted and coupled to the bearing of the orbiting scroll, the slide bush comprising a first slide surface, and
an inner bush installed between the slide bush and the eccentric shaft, inserted into the eccentric shaft, coupled to the eccentric shaft, and comprising a second slide surface in contact with the first slide surface to allow the slide bush to be rotated together,

wherein:according to a rotational speed of the rotary shaft, the first slide surface of the slide bush slides along the second slide surface of the inner bush by a gas load applied to the orbiting scroll, and
an eccentricity is changed by the first slide surface of the slide bush sliding along the second slide surface of the inner bush.


US Pat. No. 11,111,918

ROTARY DEVICE, ROTARY SYSTEM, AND FLUID MACHINERY, TO WHICH PRESS-ACTUATED GATE VALVE MECHANISM IS APPLIED

BEIJING ROSTAR TECHNOLOGY...


1. A rotary device with a press-actuated gate valve structure, comprising:a cylinder block which bounds a cylindrical inner chamber, is formed with a gate valve groove on an inside of the cylinder block along a direction of a central axis of the cylindrical inner chamber, and is formed with a pressure fluid chamber on an outside of the gate valve groove;
a rotor assembly which forms an axially-extending sealed working space inside the cylindrical inner chamber by rotating in the cylindrical inner chamber; and
a gate valve mounted outside the rotor assembly, so that at least a region of an upper surface of the gate valve or at least a region of an upper surface of an extension of the gate valve is exposed in the pressure fluid chamber and receives a force which is acted on the gate valve towards an inside of the cylinder block by a pressure fluid in the pressure fluid chamber, wherein:
the gate valve has an end pressed against an outer surface of the rotor assembly, and successively switches between a retracted state and a protruded state, so that the gate valve is retracted in the gate valve groove when in the retracted state, and the gate valve is protruded from the gate valve groove to partition the axially-extending sealed working space into a first piston (A) and a second piston (B), each of which has a variable volume, when in the protruded state,
the pressure fluid is a liquid or a gas, and when the pressure fluid is a liquid, the pressure fluid chamber is in communication with a pressure fluid supply source, and when the pressure fluid is a gas, the pressure fluid chamber is sealed, or is in communication with a pressure fluid supply source,
the pressure fluid chamber communicates with one, in which a fluid pressure is greater, of the first piston space (A) and the second piston space (B), and the one of the first piston space (A) and the second piston space (B) serves as the pressure fluid supply source,
at least one resetting assembly mounting hole is formed in the cylinder block on a radial outside of the pressure fluid chamber,
a gate valve resetting assembly is mounted in the resetting assembly mounting hole, and a resetting force towards the inside of the cylinder block is applied to the gate valve or the extension of the gate valve by the gate valve resetting assembly,
a gland, opening downwards, is tightly fixed above the resetting assembly mounting hole on the outside of the cylinder block,
a fluid exchanging space is formed under the gland, and the fluid exchanging space communicates with the pressure fluid supply source, and communicates with the pressure fluid chamber,
the gate valve resetting assembly comprises:
a guide pin bushing located in the resetting assembly mounting hole, and opening upwards;
a resetting spring having a lower end abutting against a bottom of the guide pin bushing, and an upper end fixed to a lower surface of the gland;
a connecting bolt having an upper portion fixed to the bottom of the guide pin bushing, and a lower portion extending into the pressure fluid chamber and connected to an upper portion of the gate valve or an upper portion of the extension of the gate valve; and
a straight-line guide way disposed between the guide pin bushing and the resetting assembly mounting hole on an outside of the guide pin bushing and configured to guide a direction of movement of the guide pin bushing.

US Pat. No. 11,111,917

INTERNALLY ROTATING GEAR PUMP

DAIDO MACHINERY CORPORATI...


1. An internally rotating gear pump in which a pinion having external teeth and a gear arranged eccentrically to the pinion and having internal teeth meshed with the external teeth of the pinion are housed in a casing having a suction port and a discharge port, the internally rotating gear pump being configured to suck a fluid and discharge the fluid by rotating the pinion and the gear while the internal teeth and the external teeth are meshed with each other, the internally rotating gear pump comprising:a rotating shaft rotatably supported in the casing and rotationally driven by an external actuator; and
a gear pin fixedly mounted to the casing, wherein
the pinion is coupled to the rotating shaft such that the pinion and the rotating shaft are rotationally driven in an integrated manner when the rotating shaft is driven, and
the gear is rotating around the gear pin and supported on the gear pin via a gear bush functioning as a slide bearing between the gear pin and the gear.

US Pat. No. 11,111,916

RECIPROCATING PUMP PACKING NUT ASSEMBLY

LWF Services LLC, Odessa...


1. A reciprocating pump assembly comprising:a power end;
a first stay rod and a second stay rod coupled to the power end; and
a fluid end operatively coupled to the power end, the fluid end comprising:a mounting flange coupled to the first stay rod and the second stay rod; and
a packing nut assembly comprising:a packing nut threadably engaged with the mounting flange, the packing nut comprising a gear pattern; and
a retention assembly comprising:a collar that extends circumferentially around the first stay rod;
an alignment arm coupled to the collar and shaped to contact the second stay rod to align the collar and prevent rotation of the collar and the alignment arm in a first direction;
a pawl pivotally coupled to at least one of the alignment arm or the collar, the pawl positioned via the alignment arm to engage the gear pattern of the packing nut to allow the packing nut to be threaded into the mounting flange and prevent the packing nut from unthreading from the mounting flange; and
a biasing assembly coupled to the pawl to bias the pawl into engagement with the gear pattern of the packing nut.




US Pat. No. 11,111,915

VALVE FOR RECIPROCATING PUMP ASSEMBLY


1. A valve member for an inlet or outlet valve of a reciprocating pump assembly, the valve member comprising:a valve body defining a first axis and comprising first and second frusto-conical surfaces extending at first and second acute angles, respectively, measured from the first axis in a same angular direction;
an outside annular cavity formed in the valve body, the valve body being a single unitary structure; and
a seal extending within the outside annular cavity, the seal defining a tapered and circumferentially-extending surface adapted to sealingly engage a tapered surface of a valve seat of the inlet or outlet valve;
wherein the second frusto-conical surface of the valve body extends angularly between the first frusto-conical surface of the valve body and the tapered and circumferentially-extending surface of the seal.

US Pat. No. 11,111,914

PISTON PUMP FOR BRAKE

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...


1. A piston pump for a brake, comprising:a piston moved by rotation of a motor cam, and installed in a piston housing so as to linearly move;
a sleeve installed in a shape to cover an end of the piston, and having an inner space for storing brake oil moved from the piston;
an airtight mounting part coupled to the end of the piston, and blocking the brake oil from moving between the piston and the sleeve;
a return spring having two axial ends contacted with the sleeve and the airtight mounting part, and elastically pressing the airtight mounting part toward the motor cam;
an inlet ball pressed toward the piston by an inlet spring installed in the airtight mounting part, and installed in contact with the airtight mounting part; and
a check valve installed at a position facing the sleeve, and configured to discharge the brake oil in the sleeve to the outside of the sleeve when the pressure of the brake oil rises,
wherein the piston comprises:a piston body having an inner passage through which the brake oil is moved; and
an insertion protrusion extended from the piston body toward the airtight mounting part, and inserted into the airtight mounting part, and

wherein the airtight mounting part has a groove into which the insertion protrusion of the piston is inserted, wherein due to the insertion of the insertion protrusion, a width of the groove before the insertion protrusion is inserted into the groove is smaller than the width after the insertion protrusion is inserted into the groove.

US Pat. No. 11,111,912

CRACK RESISTANT HARDFACING ALLOYS

Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.,...


1. A Fe-based welding feedstock material comprising Fe and, in wt. %:B: 0.7 to 0.9;
Mo: 0.91 to 1.1;
Nb: 3.03 to 3.7;
Cr: 14.11 to 14.5;
Ti: 0.35 to 0.6;
V: 0.38 to 0.56;
C: 0.8 to 1.0;
Mn: 0.83 to 1.31; and
Si: 0.35 to 0.59,
wherein the welding feedstock material is configured to form a matrix and a liquid, wherein the liquid has a minimum carbon level of about 0.5 wt. % or greater.

US Pat. No. 11,111,911

DEGASSING APPARATUS

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...


1. Apparatus, comprisinga pressure chamber and a micropump in fluid connection with the pressure chamber,
wherein the pressure chamber comprises a gas-carrying region and a liquid-carrying region,
wherein the micropump is configured to generate a pneumatic pressure within the gas-carrying region that is lower than a fluid pressure of liquid flowing through the liquid-carrying region,
and wherein a gas-permeable and liquid-impermeable separating element separates the gas-carrying region and the liquid-carrying region from each other at least in sections,
wherein the micropump is disposed on the pressure chamber and the liquid-carrying region is a tube conduit running within the pressure chamber, wherein the tube conduit comprises, at least in sections, a material forming the gas-permeable and liquid-impermeable separating element, and
wherein the micropump is configured to generate a negative pressure of ?30 kPa to ?55 kPa with respect to atmospheric pressure in the gas-carrying region of the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,111,910

ULTRA HIGH VACUUM CRYOGENIC PUMPING APPARATUS WITH NANOSTRUCTURE MATERIAL

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...


19. A cryogenic pumping apparatus, comprising:a canister having a flange to be coupled to a vacuum chamber;
a first stage within the canister, the first stage to be in fluid communication with the vacuum chamber and including an inlet array to condense gases having boiling points within a first temperature range; and
a second stage within the canister, the second stage to be in fluid communication with the vacuum chamber but fluidly downstream of the first stage relative to the vacuum chamber, the second stage including a cold header to cool a cryogenic blade array in the second stage, the cryogenic blade array including a fixed glue layer disposed on a blade of the cryogenic blade array and an adsorbent material disposed on the fixed glue layer, wherein a carbon nanotube material is mixed with the fixed glue layer to trap gases having boiling points within a second temperature range that is less than the first temperature range;
wherein a thermal conductivity of the fixed glue layer mixed with the carbon nanotube material is larger than that of the fixed glue layer not mixed with the carbon nanotube material.

US Pat. No. 11,111,909

LIQUID FOAM DELIVERY DEVICE

FANER AROMA PRODUCT CO., ...


1. A liquid foam delivery device, comprising:a motor having a rotating shaft;
a linear transmission mechanism disposed at the rotating shaft;
a unidirectional input/output gas mechanism connected to the linear transmission mechanism; and
a unidirectional input/output liquid mechanism connected to the rotating shaft, wherein the unidirectional input/output liquid mechanism comprises an input/output liquid casing and a gear train, the input/output liquid casing has a liquid-receiving space as well as a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet which are in communication with the liquid-receiving space, the gear train is disposed in the liquid-receiving space to rotate when driven by the rotating shaft, so as to deliver a liquid admitted through the liquid inlet to the liquid outlet,
wherein the linear transmission mechanism comprises an eccentric wheel, a bearing and a reciprocating transmission component, the eccentric wheel is eccentrically fitted around the rotating shaft, the bearing is fitted around the eccentric wheel, the reciprocating transmission component is fitted around the bearing, and an outer rim of the reciprocating transmission component is provided with a push element, a protruding direction of the push element is perpendicular to an axial direction of the rotating shaft, the reciprocating transmission component pushes the unidirectional input/output gas mechanism in a reciprocating manner by the rotational motion of the rotating shaft and the eccentric wheel,
the unidirectional input/output gas mechanism comprises a suction cup component and a film unidirectional valve component, the suction cup component has an end portion connected to the reciprocating transmission component and has a sucking surface connected to the film unidirectional valve component, and the film unidirectional valve component includes a gas inlet and a gas outlet, the film unidirectional valve component comprises a first half valve adjacent to the suction cup component, a second half valve away from the suction cup component and a resilient film sheet, the first half valve is in communication with the suction cup component, the second half valve includes the gas inlet and the gas outlet, the first half valve and the second half valve together define a gas-receiving space, the gas-receiving space is in communication with the gas inlet and the gas outlet, and the resilient film sheet is disposed in the gas-receiving space, the second half valve has a second protruding opening portion in communication with the gas inlet and a second dented opening portion in communication with the gas outlet, the first half valve has a first dented opening portion opposite the second protruding opening portion and has a first protruding opening portion opposite the second dented opening portion, and the resilient film sheet has two resilient valves disposed between the first dented opening portion and the second protruding opening portion and between the first protruding opening portion and the second dented opening portion, respectively, the unidirectional input/output gas mechanism admits gas into the gas inlet and discharges gas from the gas outlet in a direction perpendicular to the rotating shaft through the linear reciprocating motion of the linear transmission mechanism.

US Pat. No. 11,111,908

HYDROSTATIC SYSTEM AND PUMPING STATION FOR AN OIL OR GAS PIPELINE

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...


1. A hydrostatic system, comprising:a hydraulic pressure source;
a first hydraulic motor having an output shaft that forms a mechanical power output of the hydrostatic system, and/or at least one consumer that is provided with pressurized hydraulic medium from said hydraulic pressure source;
a pressure line connecting one or both of said first hydraulic motor, for its own propulsion, or said at least one consumer, for pressurization, to said hydraulic pressure source;
a hydraulic motor/pump unit including an additional hydraulic motor and a hydraulic pump, propulsively connected with each other, to enable said hydraulic pump to be propelled by said additional hydraulic motor;
said additional hydraulic motor being connected to said hydraulic pressure source, for its own propulsion, in series with said first hydraulic motor and/or in series with said at least one consumer; and
said hydraulic pump having a pressure side connected to said pressure line.

US Pat. No. 11,111,907

FLUID TRANSFER AND DEPRESSURIZATION SYSTEM

TPE MIDSTREAM LLC, Lutz,...


1. A fluid transfer system configured to transfer a fluid from a first location to a second location inhibiting exposure of the fluid to atmosphere wherein the fluid transfer system comprises:a fluid inlet, said fluid inlet being operably coupled to the first location;
a fluid discharge port, said fluid discharge port being operably coupled to the second location;
a drive chamber, said drive chamber having an interior volume, said drive chamber having a first end and a second end;
a first switch in said drive chamber on or proximate said first end of said drive chamber;
a second switch in said drive chamber on or proximate said second end of said drive chamber;
a drive assembly disposed in said drive chamber, said drive assembly being movable within said interior volume of said drive chamber, said drive assembly having a first movement and a second movement, said first movement and said second movement of said drive assembly being reciprocal, said drive assembly having a drive member, said drive member sealably mounted within the interior volume of said drive chamber, said drive member having a first side and a second side, said drive member configured to reciprocally traverse within the interior volume of said drive chamber, said drive member to trigger said first switch during said first movement and trigger said second switch during said second movement;
a first cylinder, said first cylinder operably coupled to said drive chamber at said first end thereof, said first cylinder having a first end and a second end, said first cylinder having an interior volume, said first cylinder being operably coupled to said fluid inlet;
a second cylinder, said second cylinder being operably coupled to said drive chamber at said second end of said drive chamber, said second cylinder having a first end and a second end, said second cylinder having an interior volume, said second cylinder being operably coupled to said fluid discharge port;
a controller, said controller being operably coupled to said drive chamber, said controller configured to facilitate the first movement and the second movement of the drive assembly, wherein the fluid is transferred from the first location to the second location during execution of the first movement and second movement of the drive assembly;
a first coupling block, said first coupling block being mounted intermediate said first cylinder and said drive chamber; and
a second coupling block, said second coupling block being mounted intermediate said second cylinder and said drive chamber, said second coupling block having an upper passage and a lower passage, said lower passage configured to facilitate flow of fluid therethrough from said first cylinder to the interior volume of said second cylinder.

US Pat. No. 11,111,906

ONSHORE EQUIPPED OCEAN THERMAL AND HYDRAULIC ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...


1. An ocean thermal and hydraulic energy conversion system comprising:a closed loop assembly comprising a first pipeline filled with a working fluid, a working fluid pressurizer and a first turbine;
a first heat exchanger;
a water junction;
a first water supply line adapted to transport high temperature water to the first heat exchanger and then to the water junction,
wherein the first heat exchanger is adapted to evaporate the working fluid from a working fluid liquid into a working fluid vapor using the high temperature water, and the working fluid vapor powers the first turbine;
a first generator connected to the first turbine and adapted to generate electricity by the powered first turbine;
a second heat exchanger;
a second water supply line adapted to transport low temperature water to the second heat exchanger and then to the water junction,
wherein the second heat exchanger is adapted to condense the working fluid vapor to a working fluid liquid using the low temperature water;
a hydraulic converter adapted to receive the high and low temperature water from the water junction and convert the hydraulic energy into electricity.

US Pat. No. 11,111,905

WIND TURBINE AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND TURBINE


1. A wind turbine comprising:a nacelle; and
a cooling circuit, wherein the cooling circuit comprises at least one internal cooling device within the nacelle and at least one external cooling device outside of the nacelle;
wherein a heat exchanging device coupling the cooling circuit with a second cooling circuit is provided; wherein the second cooling circuit is a closed circuit; and wherein the second cooling circuit comprises a further external cooling device outside of the nacelle.

US Pat. No. 11,111,903

YAW AUTO-CALIBRATION FOR A WIND TURBINE GENERATOR

American Superconductor C...


1. A yaw auto-calibration method configured to calibrate at least one anemometer of a yaw control system to correct for yaw misalignment, the yaw control system configured to adjust a wind turbine nacelle position about a yaw axis to align the wind turbine with the direction of the wind inflow, the yaw auto-calibration method comprising:collecting wind turbine data over a plurality of time periods, the wind turbine data including wind speed and wind direction from the at least one anemometer;
determining from the collected data a wind direction compensation signal associated with a plurality of wind speed ranges; the wind direction compensation signal corresponding to the effects on the at least one anemometer data due to yaw misalignment;
providing the wind compensation signal to the yaw control system to adjust the wind direction data of the at least one anemometer for each of the associated wind speed ranges;
wherein the step of collecting includes calculating an average wind speed and an average wind direction for each time period of the plurality of time periods for the at least one anemometer and binning the average wind speed and average wind direction for each time period in a bin location based on a range of wind speeds and a range of wind directions;
wherein the wind turbine data further includes an average power produced by and an average rotational speed of an electrical generator in the wind turbine and wherein the average power and the average speed of the electrical generator for each time period is associated with the binned average wind speed and average wind direction for that time period;
wherein a performance value correlated to the average power of the electrical generator and the average wind speed is calculated for each time period and is associated with the binned average wind speed and average wind direction for that time period;
wherein for each wind speed range each performance value calculated over the plurality of time periods is plotted against the average wind direction corresponding to the performance value;
wherein the step of determining a wind direction compensation signal associated with a wind speed range includes determining from the plotted performance value, a maximum performance value for each wind speed range and wherein the step of determining further includes correlating the maximum performance value for each wind speed range with the associated average generator speed and plotting the maximum performance wind direction against average generator speed for each wind speed range; and
wherein the maximum performance wind direction associated with the average generator speed for each wind speed range constitutes the wind direction compensation signal for the wind speed range.

US Pat. No. 11,111,902

NACELLE AND ROTOR FOR A WIND TURBINE, AND METHOD

Wobben Properties GmbH, ...


1. A nacelle for a wind power installation having a nominal output of more than 3000 kilowatts (kW), comprising:at least one azimuth drive that is a planetary-gearbox-free electric actuator drive and configured to track a wind direction of the nacelle, the planetary-gearbox-free electric actuator drive including a first toothed-pin gearbox stage and a second toothed-pin gearbox stage having a higher gearing than the first toothed-pin gearbox stage, wherein the second toothed-pin gearbox stage includes:a plurality of toothed pins that are movable; and
a profiled disk, wherein the plurality of toothed pins are disposed on a radial circumferential face of the profiled disk on an end of the profiled disk facing away from an input shaft or an output shaft, wherein the plurality of toothed pins perform a translatory movement radial to the input shaft or the output shaft, and wherein a force transmission from the input shaft to the output shaft is performed by the translatory movement of the plurality of toothed pins.