US Pat. No. 10,655,873

CONTROLLER INTERFACE WITH SEPARATE SCHEDULE REVIEW MODE

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. An HVAC controller for controlling one or more HVAC components, the HVAC controller comprising:a touch screen display;
a memory for storing a programmable schedule, the programmable schedule;
a controller coupled to the touch screen display and the memory, the controller configured to:
display a home screen;
in response to a first predefined user interaction with the touch screen, enter a schedule review mode that is separate from the home screen, wherein while in the schedule review mode, a user is permitted to view the entire programmable schedule via the touch screen display but is not permitting to edit the programmable schedule;
in response to a second predefined user interaction with the touch screen, enter a schedule editing mode, wherein while in the schedule editing mode, the user is permitted to view the entire programmable schedule via the touch screen display and is permitted to edit the programmable schedule;
control the one or more HVAC components in accordance with the programmable schedule; and
in response to a third predefined user interaction with the touch screen, enter a temporary over-ride mode that allows the user to temporarily override the programmable schedule for a temporary period of time, wherein the temporary over-ride does not change the programmable schedule, the controller is configured to automatically return to controlling the one or more HVAC components in accordance with the programmable schedule after the temporary override expires.

US Pat. No. 10,655,871

TRENCH-CONFORMABLE GEOTHERMAL HEAT EXCHANGE RESERVOIRS AND RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

1. A geothermal heat exchanger for a ground trench, comprising:a reservoir body having external flexible walls, wherein the reservoir body is configured to selectively heat or cool liquid therein, depending on flow direction therethrough, the reservoir body having width, height, and length dimensions, wherein the reservoir body has front and rear primary walls configured as opposing long sides of the reservoir body connected with left and right end walls configured as opposing short sides that are orthogonal to the front and rear primary walls, the short sides extending along the width dimension, the long sides extending along the length dimension, wherein the short sides have a width in a range of 1-12 inches and the long sides have a length in a range of 10-100 feet, wherein the short sides and long sides have a height as the height dimension that is greater than the width of the short sides, wherein the reservoir body has at least one inlet port and at least one exit port that is longitudinally spaced apart from the at least one inlet port in the length dimension, and wherein the reservoir body is sufficiently flexible to be rolled and/or folded for shipment.

US Pat. No. 10,655,870

METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE DEHUMIDIFICATION OF HEAT PUMPS

AIL RESEARCH, INC., Hope...

1. A device for cooling and dehumidifying a first stream of air, comprising:a first heat exchanger that cools the first stream of air from a first temperature to a lower second temperature;
a second heat exchanger that heats a second stream of air;
an absorber comprising:
a first porous bed of contact media the surface of which is wetted by a first vertical flow of liquid desiccant that is supplied to the absorber and through which the first stream of air flows after the first stream of air has been cooled in the first heat exchanger; and
a first collection reservoir that receives the liquid desiccant that flows off the first porous bed of contact media;
a desorber comprising:
a second porous bed of contact media the surface of which is wetted by a second flow of liquid desiccant and through which flows the second stream of air after the second stream of air has been heated in the second heat exchanger; and
a second collection reservoir that receives the liquid desiccant that flows off the second porous bed of contact media; and
one or more pumps that supply liquid desiccant to the absorber and desorber;wherein:the liquid desiccant removes moisture from the first stream of air in the absorber and releases moisture to the second stream of air in the desorber;
liquid desiccant is exchanged between the absorber and the desorber;
the first porous bed of contact media in the absorber does not have an embedded, internal source of cooling and the second porous bed of contact media in the desorber does not have an embedded, internal source of heating,
a ratio defined by a mass flow rate of the first vertical flow of liquid desiccant divided by a mass flow rate of the first stream of air is less than 0.147 under conditions in which both mass flow rates are measured in the same dimensional units, and
the second temperature of the first stream of air that leaves the first heat exchanger is lower than the temperature of the liquid desiccant supplied to the absorber.

US Pat. No. 10,655,869

IN-WALL DEHUMIDIFIER CONTROL SYSTEM

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A dehumidifier, comprising:a cabinet;
an air diffuser configured to diffuse an airflow from the dehumidifier, the air diffuser comprising an inlet, an outlet above the inlet, and a divider between the inlet and outlet, the divider configured to prevent the airflow entering the cabinet through the inlet from mixing with the airflow exiting the cabinet from the outlet;
a compressor;
an evaporator installed within the cabinet above the compressor, the evaporator comprising a plurality of evaporator coils;
a condenser installed within the cabinet above the evaporator, the condenser comprising a plurality of microchannel condenser coils;
a fan installed between the evaporator and a back surface of the cabinet, the fan configured to generate the airflow that flows into the cabinet through the inlet of the air diffuser and out of the cabinet through the outlet of the air diffuser, the airflow flowing through the evaporator and condenser in order to provide dehumidification to the airflow;
a drain pan installed within the cabinet below the evaporator, the drain pan configured to capture water removed from the airflow by the evaporator;
a sensor installed below the drain pan, the sensor configured to sense one or more environmental conditions of a bypass portion of the airflow; and
a processor configured to:
determine a first evaporator coil temperature set point and a second evaporator coil temperature set point, wherein the first evaporator coil temperature set point is lower than the second evaporator coil temperature set point;
determine whether the dehumidifier has been operating in a dehumidifying mode for a time period less than a predetermined amount of time;
in response to determining that the dehumidifier has been operating in the dehumidifying mode for a time period less than the predetermined amount of time, compare a first measured evaporator coil temperature to the first evaporator coil temperature set point;
in response to determining that the first measured evaporator coil temperature is less than the first evaporator coil temperature set point, set the dehumidifier to a defrost mode;
in response to determining that the dehumidifier has been operating in the dehumidifying mode for a time period equal to or greater than the predetermined amount of time, determine whether a second measured evaporator coil temperature is less than the second evaporator coil temperature set point; and
in response to determining that the second measured evaporator coil temperature is less than the second evaporator coil temperature set point, set the dehumidifier to the defrost mode.

US Pat. No. 10,655,868

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING NUMBER OF OPERATING HEAT SOURCE DEVICES, HEAT SOURCE SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A controller for controlling a number of operating heat sources, the controller configured to performing the steps of:detecting a change in a number of secondary pumps provided between a load device and a heat source to which a heat transfer medium is provided to the heat source by a primary pump, the secondary pumps transporting and supplying the heat transfer medium from the heat source to the load device; and
determining the number of operating heat sources on the basis of the state of the load device and switching the number of operating heat sources,
wherein, in the determining step, the controller determines the number of operating heat sources, that changes as a load demand of the state of the load device changes, when the change in the number of secondary pumps due to the change in the load demand is detected, and changes the number of heat sources for as long as at least one of a prescribed period has passed from a time when the change in the number of secondary pumps is detected or a prescribed condition with respect to a value that varies due to the change in the number of secondary pumps is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,655,867

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PACKAGED TERMINAL AIR CONDITIONER UNIT

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A packaged terminal air conditioner unit comprising:a bulkhead defining an indoor portion, an outdoor portion, and a vent aperture;
a vent door positioned proximate the vent aperture;
a refrigeration loop comprising an outdoor heat exchanger positioned within the outdoor portion and an indoor heat exchanger positioned within the indoor portion;
a compressor operably coupled to the refrigeration loop and being configured for urging a flow of refrigerant through the outdoor heat exchanger and the indoor heat exchanger;
an indoor fan configured for urging a flow of discharge air through the indoor heat exchanger and out a discharge vent;
an expansion valve fluidly coupled to the refrigeration loop within the indoor portion or the outdoor portion; and
a controller operably coupled to a proximity indication device, the controller being configured for:
determining that a proximity trigger condition exists using the proximity indication device;
determining a target temperature based on the proximity trigger condition; and
adjusting an operating parameter of the packaged terminal air conditioner to adjust an outlet temperature of the flow of discharge air to the target temperature in response to determining that the proximity trigger condition exists, wherein adjusting the operating parameter comprises closing the vent door in response to determining that the proximity trigger condition exists.

US Pat. No. 10,655,866

COOKING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a cooking compartment;
at least one heater configured to emit electromagnetic waves within the cooking compartment; and
a reflection device disposed in the cooking compartment and including coated glass having
a first region having a first reflectance to guide some of the emitted electromagnetic waves toward a first cooking material in the cooking compartment, and
a second region having a second reflectance, being different from the first reflectance, to guide other emitted electromagnetic waves, directed away from the first cooking material, toward a second cooking material in the cooking compartment,
so that the first cooking material is heated at a first temperature in accordance with the first reflectance, while the second cooking material is heated at a second temperature in accordance with the second reflectance by the at least one heater.

US Pat. No. 10,655,865

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE CONTROL UNIT CONTROLLED BY MEANS OF AN IMAGE REFLECTED BY A PROJECTOR

ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI, ...

1. A household appliance control unit comprising:a casing,
a projector placed in the casing, that transmits preloaded images to a surface and is suitable for receiving data input via a transmitted image and enabling one or more than one household appliance to be controlled according to the data input,
a transparent plate disposed between the projector and the surface whereon the image is projected, and
a protector including an oleophobic coating coated on the plate to prevent impurities in environment from sticking to the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,864

DEEP-EMBOSSED SUMP AND HEATING ELEMENT FOR AN OVEN

Electrolux Home Products,...

1. A cooking appliance comprising:a cooking cavity having a main cavity opening through which food to be cooked can be inserted into the cavity, the main cavity opening being reversibly closable by a door, said cavity further having a base opening defined at a base of the cooking cavity;
a modular cooking accessory reversibly receivable in said base opening, said modular cooking accessory defining an open-topped sump space therein that extends below the base of the cooking cavity through said base opening, said open-topped sump space being in open fluid communication with the cooking cavity, said modular cooking accessory being removably insertable through said main cavity opening to be inserted and received in said base opening of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,655,863

LUMINAIRE FOR DOMESTIC ELECTRIC APPLIANCE, SUCH AS A DOMESTIC OVEN

1. A luminaire for a domestic electric appliance, comprising:a light source;
a light-guiding body for guiding light emitted by the light source; and
a light-permeable window element having a light inlet surface, at which light delivered by the light-guiding body is incident on the window element, and a light outlet surface, at which incident light emerges from the light-permeable window element after passing through the light-permeable window element, wherein the light inlet surface has a shape curved in the manner of an arc, which differs from a plane surface;
wherein the light-guiding body is in the form of a flat plate body which guides light emitted by the light source from a first plate narrow side to an opposite second plate narrow side of the light-guiding plate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,862

HEATABLE CAVITY FOR A KITCHEN APPLIANCE HAVING A LOW EMISSIVITY COATING

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A heatable cavity for a kitchen appliance, wherein the heatable cavity comprises a plurality of cavity walls defining a cooking chamber for cooking foodstuff, and a central opening for placing foodstuff into the cooking chamber, wherein an outer surface of at least one of the cavity walls comprises a coating that comprises a material with low emissivity lower than oxidized steel,wherein at least part of said outer surface of the at least one of the cavity walls comprises a layer that comprises oxidized steel, and is at least partially covered by said coating.

US Pat. No. 10,655,861

SAFE COMBUSTION DEVICE

Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc...

1. A safe combustion device comprising:a stove body including a fuel reservoir, a fuel tray disposed vertically above and separately from the fuel reservoir and defining an air flow passage, and a wick with an upper end connected to the fuel tray and disposed in the air flow passage and a lower end disposed in a reservoir space defined by the fuel reservoir respectively, wherein the stove body includes an outer container defining a cavity and the fuel reservoir is disposed in the cavity; and
a thermal insulating device interconnecting the fuel reservoir and the fuel tray, wherein the thermal insulating device includes two thermal insulating members and a fixture for supporting the thermal insulating members between the fuel reservoir and the fuel tray,
wherein the thermal insulating device has two opposite lateral sides, and wherein the wick extends through the thermal insulating device and is disposed between the two lateral sides thereof,
wherein one of the thermal insulating members is abutted against an outer surface of the reservoir and another thermal insulating member is abutted against an outer surface of the fuel tray respectively,
wherein the fixture is disposed between the two thermal insulating members, and
wherein the fixture includes at least one fixing plate and at least one fastener, wherein the fuel reservoir, the at least one fixing plate, and the fuel tray respectively include an engaging hole for engaging with the at least one fastener, and wherein the at least one fixing plate is disposed between the two thermal insulating members, and one of the two thermal insulating members is secured to the fuel reservoir by engaging the at least one fastener with the engaging holes of the fuel reservoir and the at least one fixing plate while another thermal insulating member is secured to the fuel tray by engaging the at least one fastener with the engaging holes of the fuel tray and the at least one fixing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,860

THRUST INCREASING DEVICE

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A thrust increasing device comprising:a fuel injector which ejects fuel toward a jet flow;
an ignition device disposed downstream from the fuel injector;
a cylindrical duct which surrounds a combustion region;
a flame holder disposed in the cylindrical duct; and
a swirling flow generating part which maintains a flow of the jet flow in an axial direction of the cylindrical duct in an outer region of the cylindrical duct in a radial direction inside the cylindrical duct and converts the jet flow to a swirling flow centered on an axis of the cylindrical duct in an inner region of the cylindrical duct in the radial direction inside the cylindrical duct, wherein
the swirling flow generating part is made up of a plurality of radial gutters which are arranged around the axis of the cylindrical duct in an annular shape,
each of the plurality of the radial gutters includes a pipe part, inner ends of the pipe parts in the radial direction are separate and spaced apart from each other, and the pipe parts inject air toward locations displaced from the axis of the cylindrical duct by equal distances when viewed in the axial direction of the cylindrical duct, and
center axes of the pipe parts do not intersect the axis of the cylindrical duct when viewed in the axial direction of the cylindrical duct.

US Pat. No. 10,655,859

TURBINE SCROLL ASSEMBLY FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor section that defines a compressor flow path;
a combustion section that includes a scroll, a scroll baffle, a combustor, and a combustor case, the scroll defining an interior scroll flow path, the scroll baffle surrounding at least part of the scroll to define a scroll cooling passage between the scroll baffle and the scroll, the combustor case surrounding the combustor and at least part of the scroll baffle to define a collector space between the combustor case and the scroll baffle; and
a turbine section with a turbine rotor and a turbine rotor blade shroud, the turbine rotor blade shroud including a shroud cooling passage;
the compressor section being coupled to the combustion section with the compressor flow path fluidly connected to the scroll cooling passage to direct flow from the compressor flow path along the scroll cooling passage to cool the scroll;
the combustion section being coupled to the turbine section with the scroll cooling passage fluidly connected to the shroud cooling passage to direct flow from the scroll cooling passage along the shroud cooling passage to cool the turbine rotor blade shroud;
the shroud cooling passage being fluidly connected to the collector space; and
the collector space being fluidly connected to the interior scroll flow path such that flow from the collector space flows into the combustor, along the interior scroll flow path, toward the turbine rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,655,858

COOLING OF LIQUID FUEL CARTRIDGE IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR HEAD END

General Electric Company,...

1. A combustor head end comprising:an end cover;
a cap axially spaced from the end cover;
a sleeve extending axially between the end cover and the cap, thereby defining a head end air plenum;
a center bundled tube fuel nozzle disposed along a longitudinal axis of the combustor head end, the center bundled tube fuel nozzle comprising an upstream plate, an aft plate, a shroud extending axially between the upstream plate and the aft plate to define a fuel plenum, a plurality of premixing tubes extending through the fuel plenum and the cap, such that outlets of the plurality of premixing tubes are downstream of the cap;
a mounting flange attached to a hot side of the end cover, the mounting flange defining at least one air flow passage in flow communication with the head end air plenum; and
a liquid fuel cartridge extending through the mounting flange, the liquid fuel cartridge comprising a nozzle tip extending downstream of the cap, a liquid fuel delivery conduit in flow communication with the nozzle tip, and a cooling channel in flow communication with the nozzle tip;
wherein air from the head end air plenum flows through the at least one air flow passage in the mounting flange into the cooling channel and exits through at least one cooling hole in the nozzle tip.

US Pat. No. 10,655,857

COMBUSTION CHAMBER

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, London ...

1. A combustion chamber comprising:a downstream ring structure;
a plurality of circumferentially-arranged combustion chamber segments, each combustion chamber segment of the plurality of combustion chamber segments extending a full length of the combustion chamber, each combustion chamber segment including a frame structure integral with an inner wall;
an upstream ring structure having a portion abutting a surface of an upstream end of each combustion chamber segment of the plurality of combustion chamber segments, the upstream end of each combustion chamber segment of the plurality of combustion chamber segments being secured to the upstream ring structure and having a plurality of circumferentially-spaced radially-extending chamber holes, and a downstream end of each combustion chamber segment is mounted on the downstream ring structure;
a plurality of circumferentially-spaced ring holes extending radially through the portion of the upstream ring structure and each combustion chamber segment of the plurality of combustion chamber segments being removably secured to the upstream ring structure by a plurality of fasteners disposed in the plurality of chamber holes and corresponding ring holes; and
a cowl having a downstream end including a plurality of circumferentially-spaced flaps, each flap of the plurality of flaps being located at an interface between two adjacent combustion chamber segments of the plurality of combustion chamber segments,
wherein the plurality of chamber holes includes:
a first chamber hole corresponding with a first ring hole of the plurality of ring holes to circumferentially position a corresponding combustion chamber segment relative to the upstream ring structure, and
a second chamber hole corresponding with a second ring hole of the plurality of ring holes to allow relative circumferential thermal expansion between the combustion chamber segment and the upstream ring structure, and either (i) the second chamber hole is wider than the first chamber hole in a circumferential direction of the combustion chamber, or (ii) the second ring hole is wider than the first ring hole in the circumferential direction of the combustion chamber, such that a gap is formed between a corresponding fastener of the plurality of fasteners and sides of the second chamber hole or sides of the second ring hole when the corresponding fastener fastens the corresponding combustion chamber segment to the upstream ring via the second chamber hole and the second ring hole, and
wherein the plurality of fasteners include at least one bolt securing two adjacent combustion chamber segments of the plurality of combustion chamber segments to the upstream ring structure, the at least one bolt being disposed under a respective flap of the plurality of flaps such that a head of the at least one bolt is covered by the respective flap of the plurality of flaps.

US Pat. No. 10,655,856

DILUTION PASSAGE ARRANGEMENT FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTOR

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A liner panel for use in a combustor of a gas turbine engine, the liner panel comprising:a major dilution passage having a lip and a first seal boss; and
a minor dilution passage having a second seal boss adjacent the first seal boss;
the first seal boss connected to the second seal boss, and the first seal boss directly contacting the second seal boss in a circumferential direction;
wherein a connection between the first seal boss and the second seal boss is axially aligned with a center of the major dilution passage and a center of the minor dilution passage along a circumferential line.

US Pat. No. 10,655,855

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WALL ASSEMBLY WITH SUPPORT SHELL CONTOUR REGIONS

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A wall assembly within a gas turbine engine, comprising:a multiple of gas turbine engine liner panels comprising a first liner panel that includes a forward circumferential rail, an aft circumferential rail and an intermediate circumferential rail between the forward circumferential rail and the aft circumferential rail, the intermediate circumferential rail having a first radial height that is greater than at least one of a second radial height of the forward circumferential rail or a third radial height of the aft circumferential rail; and
a support shell with a contoured region defining at least one convergent passage between the support shell and the first liner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,655,854

CARABINER WITH FIRE STARTING IMPLEMENT

Outdoor Element, LLC, En...

1. A carabiner, comprising:a frame having a top portion, a bottom portion and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, the frame having a cavity at a corner of the frame, the cavity defining a surface;
a gate coupled to the bottom portion and configured to lock with the top portion;
a hollow cylindrical cavity formed in the frame and transverse to the longitudinal axis and intersecting with the surface;
a spark wheel mounted within the cavity with a transversely extending pin;
a sparking material located within the hollow cylindrical cavity and biased toward the spark wheel; and
a set screw located within the hollow cylindrical cavity and configured to adjust a pressure of the sparking material on the spark wheel,
wherein the spark wheel is configured to rotate in contact with the sparking material to initiate a spark, and
wherein the spark wheel is configured to project the spark away from the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,655,853

COMBUSTOR LINER PANEL WITH NON-LINEAR CIRCUMFERENTIAL EDGE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTOR

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A liner panel array for use in a combustor of a gas turbine engine, the liner panel array comprising:a first liner panel with a first axial edge and an aft section that defines a first linear panel non-linear circumferential edge; and
a second liner panel with a second axial edge and a second liner panel non-linear circumferential edge mounted adjacent to the first panel to match the first liner panel non-linear circumferential edge and define a non-linear interface continuously and successively formed by curves, wherein
the non-linear interface is defined with respect to each of a multiple of studs that extends from a cold side of the first liner panel and the second liner panel, wherein the curves of the non-linear interface are escribed at a radial distance D1 from a center of each of the multiple of studs, wherein
the first axial edge intersects with one stud of the multiple of studs extending from the second panel and the second axial edge intersect with one stud of the multiple of studs extending form the first panel.

US Pat. No. 10,655,852

SHIP HAVING PLURALITY OF FUEL LINES

MITSUBISHI SHIPBUILDING C...

1. A ship having a plurality of fuel lines, the ship comprising:a ship body;
a fuel tank chamber disposed inside the ship body, and partitioned by a bulkhead so as to accommodate a fuel tank;
a first engine room disposed inside the ship body, and partitioned by the bulkhead so as to accommodate a first combustion engine for combusting a fuel supplied from the fuel tank;
a second engine room disposed between the fuel tank chamber and the first engine room inside the ship body, and partitioned by the bulkhead so as to accommodate a second combustion engine for combusting the fuel supplied from the fuel tank;
a first fuel line connecting the fuel tank to the first combustion engine and the second combustion engine through the second engine room;
a second fuel line connecting at least the fuel tank and the first combustion engine to each other, and located through a partitioned section different from the second engine room through which the first fuel line passes; and
a pump mechanism for selectively feeding the fuel from the fuel tank to either the first fuel line or the second fuel line.

US Pat. No. 10,655,851

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREHEATING A BEATER MILL

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A system for preheating a beater mill comprising:a beater wheel disposed within the beater mill;
a furnace operative to receive a fuel from the beater mill;
a pulverized fuel conduit that fluidly connects the beater mill to the furnace and operative to allow the fuel to flow from the beater mill to the furnace;
a flue gas recirculation conduit that fluidly connects the furnace to the beater mill so as to facilitate circulation of a gas stream through the beater mill and the furnace via the flue gas recirculation conduit and the pulverized fuel conduit;
a burner disposed within the flue gas recirculation conduit and operative to generate a burner gas that joins and heats the gas stream, the burner including an air supply and a fuel supply;
a controller in electronic communication with at least one of the air supply and the fuel supply; and
wherein:
the controller is operative to adjust at least one of the air supply and the fuel supply based at least in part on one of a temperature of the gas stream at an entrance of the beater mill, a temperature of the gas stream at an exit of the beater mill, and an oxygen level within the beater mill; and
the circulation of the gas stream through the beater mill and the furnace is powered by the beater wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,655,850

AIR PURIFICATION APPARATUS FOR COAL-FIRED ELECTRIC POWER PLANT

1. An air purification apparatus for a coal-fired electric power plant, the apparatus comprising:a primary filter configured to filter out contaminants of contaminated smoke by means of limewater;
a secondary filter configured to filter out fine dust and carbon dioxides included in the smoke;
a tertiary filter configured to convert the waste gas secondarily filtered and including carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide by reacting oxygen with the waste gas, and to purify the waste gas into clean air by allowing a sodium hydroxide solution to absorb carbon dioxide; and
a quaternary filter configured to eliminate humidity by passing the clean air through a moisture condenser a plurality of times, and to discharge clean air in a pure smoke state from a power plant,
wherein the primary filter is configured such that:
a plurality of filtering spaces is formed;
the plurality of filtering spaces are divided by first meshes through which contaminated air passes;
a first smoke inlet configured to receive the contaminated air and a first smoke outlet configured to discharge the contaminated air after the contaminated air has passed through all the plurality of filtering spaces are provided;
bottoms of the plurality of filtering spaces are formed in “V” shapes;
a spray pipe disposed over the filtering spaces and spray nozzles configured to connect with the spray pipe and to communicate with the filtering spaces, respectively, are included;
a first water pump is provided at one end of the spray pipe, and a limewater tank is connected to the first water pump;
transfer rollers are provided at collection locations of the bottoms of the plurality of filtering spaces;
hydraulic motors are each provided at one end of each of the transfer rollers, and a hydraulic unit is physically connected to and transfers power to the hydraulic motors;
contaminants are separated from the air by limewater sprayed by the spray nozzles in the contaminated air having entered through the first smoke inlet and then fall down, and the air from which the contaminants have been separated is moved toward the first smoke outlet; and
the contaminants separated from the air are transferred to a single location by the transfer rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,655,849

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A RECOVERY BOILER

Valmet Automation Oy, Es...

1. A method for controlling a recovery boiler, the recovery boiler comprising a furnace for black liquor combustion, a superheater area having one or more superheaters and a boiler bank recovering heat from a stream of flue gases coming from the furnace; the method comprising:estimating the sticky temperature TSTK of the fly ash depositing on heat transfer surfaces of the superheater area and the boiler bank, the estimating being based on potassium (K) and chlorine (Cl) contents of the fly ash;
measuring or estimating the temperature TFG of the flue gases flowing at the boiler bank, or the superheater area or one or more superheaters of the superheaters;
evaluating a temperature difference TD2 between the sticky temperature TSTK and the temperature TFG of the flue gases; the temperature difference TD2 providing an estimate of the risk of plugging at the boiler bank, or the superheater area or said one or more superheaters; and
selecting a control action for performing control of the recovery boiler and influencing the temperature difference TD2.

US Pat. No. 10,655,848

PREMIXING APPARATUS, HEAT SOURCE APPARATUS, AND WATER HEATER

PURPOSE CO., LTD., Fuji-...

1. A premixing apparatus comprising:one mixing unit that draws a fuel gas in the one mixing unit by supplied air to mix the fuel gas and the supplied air with each other;
an air supply adjusting unit that applies a load on the supplied air flowing toward the one mixing unit, the air supply adjusting unit switching the load; and
a gas switching unit that switches a gas amount of the fuel gas to be supplied to the one mixing unit, wherein
the air supply adjusting unit includes an adjusting valve and valve seat units in a cylinder unit through which the supplied air flows, and the valve seat units are placed on an inner surface of the cylinder unit,
the valve seat units form a partial ring, and regulate a rotation range of the adjusting valve,
the air supply adjusting unit switches the load acting on the supplied air by varying an angle of a valve body of the adjusting valve,
the closed valve body abuts the valve seat units, so that the load acting on the supplied air rises,
the gas switching unit includes:
a gas switching plate that has plural openings including a first opening and plural second openings, opening diameters of the plural openings each being different from each other, the first opening causing the fuel gas to pass through the first opening, the plural second openings each causing the fuel gas to pass through the plural second openings; and
plural switching valves that open or close the plural second openings, and
the gas switching unit switches the gas amount of the fuel gas passing through the plural openings by selective opening or closing of the plural openings to switch the gas amount of the fuel gas to be supplied to the one mixing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,655,847

OXY/ACETYLENE CUTTING TIP CLEANER

1. An apparatus for cleaning oxy-acetylene cutting and welding_torch tips and miscellaneous precision orifices, the apparatus comprising:an elongated body having a slider bore and an opposing housing bore containing a cleaning pin;
an actuator configured to slide along the body from a first position to a second position;
a lock configured to releasably lock the actuator in the second position;
the cleaning pin coupled to the actuator such that the cleaning pin moves in tandem with the actuator from the first position, wherein the cleaning pin is contained in the housing bore, to the second position wherein the cleaning pin extends from the body;
the actuator biased to the first position, wherein the cleaning pin is retracted into the housing bore with the lock released; and
a file disposed on the elongated body between the housing bore and the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,655,846

GAS BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR A COOKTOP APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

14. A gas burner assembly positioned on a top panel of a cooktop appliance, the gas burner assembly comprising:a bottom housing defining an axial direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction;
a center body positioned concentrically within the bottom housing to define a mixing chamber therebetween, the center body further defining an inner chamber positioned inward of the mixing chamber along the radial direction and a plurality of apertures providing fluid communication between the mixing chamber and the inner chamber;
an upper housing positioned over the center body, the upper housing comprising:
a lower body positioned over the center body to define a primary burner chamber;
an upper body positioned over the lower body to define a boost burner chamber in fluid communication with the inner chamber of the center body;
a first plurality of projections defined by the lower body and extending substantially upward along the axial direction, a distal end of each of the first plurality of projections being seated against the upper body; and
a second plurality of projections defined by the upper body and extending substantially downward along the axial direction, a distal end of each of the second plurality of projections having a horizontal surface seated in direct contact against the lower body and being interposed between the first plurality of projections to define a plurality of burner ports in fluid communication with the boost burner chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,655,845

GAS BURNER AND GAS COOKTOP

1. A gas burner for a gas cooktop, comprising:a burner lower part configured for arrangement below a cooktop plate of the gas cooktop,
a burner upper part configured for arrangement above the cooktop plate and connected to the burner lower part,
a thermocouple and/or an igniting element, which is received in a receiving section of the burner lower part and a receiving section of the burner upper part, and
a sealing device configured for arrangement between the cooktop plate and the burner lower part,
wherein the receiving section of the burner upper part has a deformation section having a hollow shape that extends downward from a lower side of the burner upper part and is configured to contact the sealing device and to deform the sealing device in a resilient manner between the receiving section of the burner upper part and the burner lower part when the burner lower part is connected to the burner upper part.

US Pat. No. 10,655,844

PEDESTAL FOR A BURNER OF A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

BSH Home Appliances Corpo...

1. A sealed gas burner for a household cooking appliance, the gas burner comprising:a burner portion having a plurality of burner ports; and
a pedestal portion under the burner portion for elevating the burner portion above a cooktop surface of the household cooking appliance,
wherein the pedestal portion includes:
a base portion having a lower mounting; and
an upper portion having an upper end that supports the burner,
wherein the lower mounting surface is on an opposite side of the pedestal portion from the upper portion,
wherein the base portion elevates the upper portion in a vertical direction above the cooktop surface,
wherein an area of a footprint of the lower mounting surface is less than an area of a footprint of the upper end of the pedestal portion,
wherein a periphery of the base portion increases continuously in a vertical direction from the lower mounting surface up to the upper portion and a periphery of the upper portion increases in a vertical direction from the base portion up to the upper portion in order to promote airflow of secondary air in the vertical direction along an outer surface of the periphery of the base portion and an outer surface of the periphery of the upper portion up to the plurality of burner ports of the burner portion,
wherein the periphery of the base portion is less than the periphery of the upper portion, and
wherein the base portion includes a first cavity extending upward through the base portion, and the first cavity facilitates a flow of an air-gas mixture through the base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,655,843

SMART CANDLE PLATFORM AND SYSTEM

LUDELA TECHNOLOGIES INC.,...

1. A living flame candle platform formed to emulate a traditional pillar candle in appearance comprising:a) an outer shell having a hollow interior connecting an upper end and a lower end and forming a first opening therein;
b) an inner cover having a hollow interior connecting an upper end and an open lower end wherein the upper end has an annular opening therein, wherein the inner cover is positioned within the hollow interior of the outer shell;
c) a top cover configured with an aperture, the top cover positioned in the interior of the outer shell upper end, wherein the top cover aperture and the inner cover annular opening are aligned to form an annular opening from the top cover aperture to the bottom of the inner cover;
d) a fuel source configured as a cartridge and positioned in the annular opening of the inner cover;
e) a base adapted for cooperative engagement with the lower end of the outer shell and the lower end of the inner cover and upon which the fuel source may rest, the base adapted to enclose the fuel source;
f) an ignitor positioned proximate to a wick, and
g) a continuity sensor adapted to sense a position of the fuel source.

US Pat. No. 10,655,842

BURNER AND FINE SOLIDS FEEDING APPARATUS FOR A BURNER

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A fine solids feeding apparatus for a burner, wherein the fine solids feeding apparatus comprises:a fine solids discharge channel that is radially outwardly limited by a fine solids discharge channel wall of the fine solids discharge channel and that is radially inwardly limited by a fine solids dispersion device arranged in the fine solids discharge channel so that the fine solids discharge channel has an annular cross-section,
wherein the fine solids dispersion device has dispersion gas openings and a dispersion gas channel for conducting dispersion gas to the dispersion gas openings,
wherein the fine solids dispersion device extends out of a downstream outlet end of the fine solids discharge channel, and
wherein the fine solids dispersion device has at the downstream outlet end of the fine solids discharge channel an enlarged section, where the diameter of the fine solids dispersion device increases in the direction towards a free distal end of the fine solids dispersion device,
wherein the fine solids feeding apparatus further comprises:
gas outlets in the fine solids discharge channel upstream of the downstream outlet end of the fine solids discharge channel,
wherein the gas outlets comprise spiral path guiding members configured to facilitate gas to flow from the gas outlets in a spiral flow path around a center axis A of the fine solids discharge channel,
partition walls in the fine solids discharge channel upstream of the gas outlets in the fine solids discharge channel,
wherein the partition walls divide the fine solids discharge channel into sectors,
wherein the partition walls are planar and extend in the direction of the center axis A of the fine solids discharge channel, and
wherein a distance between the partition walls and the downstream outlet end of the fine solids discharge channel is between 0.1 and 1.5 m.

US Pat. No. 10,655,841

COLUMNAR AIR MOVING DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Airius IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A method of moving air, comprising:rotating an impeller inside a housing to cause a volume of air to enter an inlet end of the housing;
directing the volume of air through the housing toward a nozzle;
directing a main portion of the volume of air through a main flow outlet path that annularly surrounds a bypass flow channel;
directing the main portion of the volume of air out of an outlet end of the nozzle in a generally columnar manner;
directing a bypass portion of the volume of air through the bypass flow channel toward the outlet end of the nozzle;
passing at least some of the bypass portion of the volume of air over a heat sink;
impinging at least some of the bypass portion of the volume of air on a light unit; and
directing the bypass portion of the volume of air out of the outlet end of the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,655,840

TOUCH SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND DOOR INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of manufacturing a household appliance, comprising:forming on an exterior panel of a household appliance a plurality of through holes to form a display window area;
screen printing a urethane coating liquid which includes an anti-foaming agent on a rear surface of the exterior panel to form a coating layer filling the plurality of through holes;
contouring the exterior panel to a prescribed shape base on a shape of the household appliance; and
mounting a display cover on the rear surface of the contoured exterior panel at a location corresponding to the display window area.

US Pat. No. 10,655,839

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A light source unit comprising:a first cover having an open region at an upper portion and a recess in which a lower portion is opened;
a second cover coupled to the lower portion of the first cover;
a light source module disposed between the first and second covers, the light source module having a circuit board and a light emitting device on the circuit board;
a waterproof film disposed on the light emitting device and facing an upper surface of the circuit board;
a first gasket having a first opening therein and disposed between the waterproof film and the circuit board; and
a second gasket having a second opening therein and disposed on the waterproof film;
wherein the first cover includes a first outer wall around an outer periphery thereof,
the second cover includes a second outer wall around an outer periphery thereof,
wherein one of the first outer wall and the second outer wall has a protrusion and the other has a groove,
the protrusion is coupled to the groove,
wherein the light source unit includes a bonding portion disposed between the first outer wall and the second outer wall,
wherein the light emitting device is disposed in the first opening of the first gasket,
an upper surface of the light emitting device faces to the second opening of the second gasket and the open region of the first cover, and
wherein the first gasket has a thickness greater than a thickness of the light emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,655,838

LIGHTING ELEMENT AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LIGHTING ELEMENT

VALOYA OY, Helsinki (FI)...

1. A waterproof lighting element comprising:a printed circuit board with an aluminum substrate layer, the printed circuit board having a trace layer on a first side having a center section and a peripheral section, the center section having the trace layer, the peripheral section forming a closed loop shape without the trace layer around the center section, the printed circuit board having an opening extending from the first side to an opposite second side;
a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) components mounted on the center section of the first side;
a waterproof electrical connector mounted through the opening, the waterproof connector being configured to provide a connection interface on the second side in order to form an electrical connection to the LED components;
a transparent cover element made of tempered glass, mounted on top of the first side, the cover element having a contact surface facing the peripheral section of the first side; and
an adhesive sealant between the peripheral section and the contact surface, the adhesive sealant forming a closed loop shape attaching the printed circuit board and the cover element together, thereby forming a waterproof structure sealing the LED components inside the waterproof structure.

US Pat. No. 10,655,837

LIGHT FIXTURE ASSEMBLY HAVING A HEAT CONDUCTIVE COVER WITH SUFFICIENTLY LARGE SURFACE AREA FOR IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION

1. A light fixture assembly having heat dissipating capabilities, said light fixture assembly comprising:an illumination assembly,
a mounting assembly at least partially formed of a heat conductive material and disposed in supporting, heat conducting engagement with said illumination assembly,
a cover structure at least partially formed of a heat conductive material and disposed in heat conducting engagement with said mounting assembly and in heat conducting relation to said illumination assembly,
an enlarged exterior surface area defined at least by said cover structure, said enlarged exterior surface area oriented so as to be exposed to an area being illuminated by and forward of said illumination assembly, and having a sufficiently large surface area to define a path of heat flow for a majority of heat generated by said illumination assembly that is forward of and away from said illumination assembly;
said sufficiently large surface area being at least 32 square inches per square inch of light emitting surface of said illumination assembly exposed to an area being illuminated and away from said illuminations assembly so as to radiate said heat generated by said illumination assembly forward therefrom into said area being illuminated and thereby minimize heat at or towards said illumination assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,655,836

LED LAMP HAVING LAMP COVER WITH INNER REFLECTING SURFACE AND OUTER REFLECTING SURFACE

1. An LED (light emitting diode) lamp comprising:a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve, the lamp head connects to the lamp neck which connects to the sleeve;
a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins and a base, the sleeve of the lamp shell is located in the heat sink, the lamp neck projects from the heat sink, height of the lamp neck is at least 80% of height of the heat sink;
a power source having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the power source is disposed in both the lamp neck and the lamp head of the lamp shell, and the second portion of the power source is disposed in the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element;
a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source, wherein the light emitting surface and the heat sink are connected to form a heat transferring path from the LED chips to the passive heat dissipating element;
a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck;
a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; and
a lamp cover connected with the heat sink and having a light output surface, an end surface, an inner reflecting surface disposed inside the light output surface of the lamp cover and an outer reflecting surface disposed in the outer circle of the array of the LED chips, wherein the end surface is formed with a vent to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel through the vent, the inner reflecting surface is disposed in a position of an inner circle of the array of the LED chips, the outer reflecting surface is set to correspond to the LED chips on the light emitting surface;
wherein the first heat dissipating channel comprises a first end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the first chamber, and a second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell to allow air flowing from inside of the first chamber out to the LED lamp;
wherein the second heat dissipating channel comprises a third end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the second heat dissipating channel, and flowing out from spaces between every adjacent two of the fins;
wherein a third aperture is located in a central region of the light emitting surface, and the third aperture forms an air intake of both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel;
wherein the sleeve of the lamp shell is made of a material having lower thermal conductivity than that of material of the heat sink;
wherein the inner reflecting surface of the lamp cover is configured to reflect part of light emitted from the innermost of the array of LED chips, the outer reflecting surface of the lamp cover is configured to reflect part of light emitted from the outermost of the array of LED chips, and the outermost of the array of LED chips are greater than the innermost of array of LED chips in number, and the outer reflecting surface is greater than the inner reflecting surface in area;
wherein a relationship as follows is satisfied between the LED chips and the inner and outer reflecting surface:
(A1/N1):(A2/N2)=0.4˜1;
where A1 and A2 respectively represent area of the inner and outer reflecting surface;
where N1 and N2 respectively represent number of the innermost and outermost of the array of LED chips of the light emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,655,835

LED LAMP WITH PROJECTING PORTION PROTRUDES FROM THE LIGHT EMITTING SURFACE

1. An LED (light emitting diode) lamp comprising:a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve, the lamp head connects to the lamp neck which connects to the sleeve;
a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins and a base, the sleeve of the lamp shell is located in the heat sink, the lamp neck projects from the heat sink, height of the lamp neck is at least 80% of height of the heat sink;
a power source having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the power source is disposed in both the lamp neck and the lamp head of the lamp shell, and the second portion of the power source is disposed in the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element;
a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source, wherein the light emitting surface and the heat sink are connected to form a heat transferring path from the LED chips to the passive heat dissipating element;
a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck;
a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; and
a lamp cover connected with the heat sink and having a light output surface and an end surface, wherein the end surface is formed with a vent to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel through the vent;
wherein the first heat dissipating channel comprises a first end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the first chamber, and a second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell to allow air flowing from inside of the first chamber out to the LED lamp;
wherein the second heat dissipating channel comprises a third end on the light emitting surface to allow air flowing from outside of the LED lamp into the second heat dissipating channel, and flowing out from spaces between every adjacent two of the fins;
wherein a third aperture is located in a central region of the light emitting surface, and the third aperture forms an air intake of both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel;
wherein the base of the heat sink has a projecting portion protrudes from the light emitting surface in an axial direction of the LED lamp, the projecting portion protrudes from the light emitting surface in the axial direction of the LED lamp, the projecting portion is configured to be annular and a concave structure is defined by both the projecting portion and the base for receiving and protecting both the light emitting surface and the light cover, the base has a first inner surface and the lamp cover has a peripheral wall, the first inner surface corresponds to the peripheral wall, a gap is kept between the first inner surface and the peripheral wall, the first inner surface is configured to be a slant and an angle is formed between the first inner surface and the light emitting surface, the angle is an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 10,655,834

LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH SCREENS AND METHOD

Irwin Kotovsky, Pittsbur...

1. A lighting apparatus for a building structure comprising:a plurality of LEDs;
a holder having a heat sink for holding the plurality of LEDs along a length of the holder and dissipating heat from the LEDs;
an attachment connected to the holder to hold the holder to the building structure;
a first bracket which extends outward from the holder in a first direction on a first side of the holder and is moveably attached to the holder;
a second bracket which extends outward from the holder in a second direction on a second side of the holder and is moveably attached to the holder; and
a first screen attached to the first bracket on the first side of the holder and a second screen attached to the second bracket on the second side of the holder, when the first bracket is moved, the first screen is moved relative to the holder on the first side of the holder, and when the second bracket is moved, the second screen is moved relative to the holder on the second side of the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,655,833

ANTENNAE FOR HAZARDOUS LOCATION LIGHT FIXTURES

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a housing that complies with applicable standards for a hazardous environment;
a controller;
an antenna assembly communicably coupled to the controller; and
a lens coupled to the housing, wherein the antenna assembly is disposed, at least in part, within a cavity formed between the housing and the lens,
wherein the antenna assembly provides communication with another device within the hazardous environment without compromising the applicable standards for the hazardous environment applied to the housing,
wherein the antenna assembly sends and receives signals substantially unobstructed by the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,832

HEAD LAMP OR FLASHLIGHT

1. Lamp with a light source controlled by a microprocessor and having an auxiliary lens,characterized in that
the light source comprises a matrix with multiple light-emitting diodes (LEDs), or with multiple groups of LEDs, which are differently positioned relative to the auxiliary lens, wherein the different LEDs or the different LED groups generate light cones with different emission angles with respect to an optical axis of the lamp, wherein the matrix is connected with the microprocessor of the lamp, which regulates, depending on input data, which LED or which group of LEDs of the matrix is luminous, whereby a stable light cone is emitted, independently of a movement of the lamp,
wherein the LEDs, or groups of LEDs, of the matrix are arranged with at least one LED on top of another LED, and wherein, in an instance in which the input data indicates a pitching movement of the lamp in a vertical direction, the microprocessor is configured to cause an LED, or a group of LEDs, displaced in the same vertical direction with respect to the matrix of LEDs to luminate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,831

LUMINAIRE WITH A REPLACEABLE EXTERIOR SENSOR MODULE

Current Lighting Solution...

1. A luminaire-sensor system, comprising:a luminaire having an exterior housing facilitating at least one electrical luminaire connector, the luminaire is configured to provide an electrical power to the at least one electrical luminaire connector: and
a replaceable exterior sensor module configured to expand and update sensing capabilities of the luminaire when electrically connected to the luminaire, and comprising:
a sensor housing facilitating at least one electrical sensor connector matched for connecting to the at least one electrical luminaire connector; and
one or more sensors, protected by the sensor housing of the replaceable exterior sensor module, and configured to provide corresponding one or more sensor signals,
wherein the replaceable exterior sensor module is configured to be attached at and detached from a desired position in a vicinity of the luminaire, and wherein the at least one electrical luminaire connector is facilitated at an end of a wire cable brought out of the exterior housing for connecting with the at least one electrical sensor connector facilitated by the sensor housing of the replaceable exterior sensor module, and the at least one electrical sensor connector is configured to be connected to and disconnected from the at least one electrical luminaire connector when the replaceable exterior sensor module is attached at the desired position, so that the replaceable exterior sensor module, when being attached at the desired position with the at least one electrical sensor connector being connected to the at least one electrical luminaire connector, is electrically powered by the luminaire via the at least one electrical sensor connector.

US Pat. No. 10,655,830

DEVICE FOR REMOTE LIGHT SWITCH CONTROL

1. A method for installing an adapter assembly to establish a remote control capability for the ON/OFF mechanism of a light switch, wherein the light switch is mounted on a support structure, the method comprising the steps of:affixing a base plate to the support structure, wherein the base plate is formed with an aperture to provide access to the ON/OFF mechanism of the light switch;
attaching a cover onto the base plate to create an enclosed space between the cover and the base plate, wherein the cover is formed with an aperture to provide access to the ON/OFF mechanism of the light switch from outside the enclosed space;
mounting a connector on the cover in the enclosed space to mechanically interact with the ON/OFF mechanism of the light switch; and
positioning an activator incorporated into a floor mat at a site remote from the connector for electronically interacting with the connector, wherein the connector is responsive to an input signal from the activator to manipulate the ON/OFF mechanism between an ON configuration for the light switch and an OFF configuration for the light switch.

US Pat. No. 10,655,829

DECORATIVE LIGHTING APPARATUS

Seasonal Specialties, LLC...

1. A decorative lighting apparatus comprising:a. a housing;
b. a drive motor with a shaft;
c. a diffraction or other light altering wheel placed on the shaft for rotation a point distant from the motor;
d. an illumination plate which may include an aperture, for mounting of the motor and at least one light emitting elements, such as LEDs around the motor; wherein the illumination plate is loosely mounted in the housing so that vibrations in the motor cause are more easily transmitted to the light board;
e. a controller for activating the motor shaft and hence rotating the wheel and for controlling the illumination of the plurality of LEDs as a group or individually.

US Pat. No. 10,655,828

LED PACKAGE STRUCTURE

LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (...

1. An LED package structure, comprising:an LED frame including a carrying segment and two bent leads connected to the carrying segment;
a driver frame unit arranged apart from the LED frame and including two side frames, wherein each of the two side frames includes a functional segment, an extending segment connected to the functional segment, and a bent lead connected to the extending segment;
a housing including a top surface, a bottom surface, and a plurality of lateral surfaces that are connected to the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein the housing has a cavity recessed in the top surface thereof, and the carrying segment and the two functional segments are exposed from the cavity, and wherein the two bent leads of the LED frame and the two bent leads of the driver frame unit protrude from the housing by passing through one of the lateral surfaces, and curvedly extend to the bottom surface;
a plurality of LED chips arranged in the cavity, wherein the LED chips are fixed to and electrically connected to the carrying segment;
a driver chip arranged in the cavity, wherein the driver chip is fixed to one of the two functional segments, and is electrically connected to the other functional segment by wires, and wherein the LED chips are electrically connected to the driver chip by wires, so that the driver chip is configured to drive the LED chips to emit light; and
a light-permeable package body filled in the cavity, wherein the LED chips and the driver chip are embedded in the light-permeable package body.

US Pat. No. 10,655,827

JUNCTION BOX FOR LED DRIVERS

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A junction box, comprising:a horizontal base that forms a lower wall of the junction box and that has
a central portion open along one long sidewall, and
two opposite end portions, each end portion having a three-walled compartment arising from the horizontal base, the three-walled compartments being at least substantially geometrically identical to each other and spaced from one another by the central portion, each of the three-walled compartments including
two vertical outer sidewalls, each of the two vertical outer sidewalls being aligned with an edge of the horizontal base and defining a portion of a sidewall of the junction box, with at least one frangible portion in one of the two vertical sidewalls that is adapted to be broken away to form an opening, and
a vertical inner sidewall separating the three-walled compartment from the open central portion of the base;
at least one mounting position including or being associated with mounting structure secured, or adapted to be secured, to the central portion of the base to secure one or more drivers;
a cut-out in each of the vertical inner sidewalls, the cut-outs corresponding in position to the at least one mounting position, and the cut-outs in the respective vertical inner sidewalls being aligned with one another across a length of the open central portion of the base, each of the cut-outs beginning at a top edge of one of the vertical inner sidewalls and extending downwardly; and
an L-shaped cover having
an upper wall with a size and shape matching a size and shape of the lower wall of the junction box, and
a depending side portion being sized and adapted to close the three-walled compartments of the opposite end portions and to create a contiguous sidewall along the open long sidewall of the base such that when installed, the cover forms a closed enclosure with the base;
the closed enclosure having 1) a central chamber bounded at opposite ends thereof by the vertical inner sidewall of each of the two three-walled compartments, and 2) a pair of end chambers at opposite ends of the closed enclosure and encompassing respective ones of the three-walled compartments, with the end chambers being substantially geometrically identical to each other and with each of the end chambers having a smaller interior volume than the central chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,655,826

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. An illumination device, comprising:a supporting base;
a support;
a first light-emitting element inclined to the supporting base and inserted into a space sandwiched by the supporting base and the support, the first light-emitting element comprising:
a substrate having a support surface and a side surface
a first LED structure disposed on the support surface;
a first connecting conductor disposed on the support surface and extended to an edge of the substrate to form a contact sheet; and
a first wavelength conversion layer covering the first LED structure and only a portion of the support surface without covering the side surface;
a bonding layer disposed between the support and the first light emitting element; and
a second light-emitting element inclined to the supporting base;
wherein the first light-emitting element and the second light-emitting element are arranged to point to different directions.

US Pat. No. 10,655,825

RECESSED HOUSING CLIP

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

7. A friction clip comprising:a top edge;
a bottom edge;
a pair of side edges that are disposed opposite to each other and that extend between the top edge and the bottom edge;
a top surface;
a bottom surface;
a coupling portion extending from the top edge to a first intermediate bend and comprising a coupling element;
a middle portion adjacent the coupling portion and extending from the first intermediate bend to a second intermediate bend, the middle portion comprising a bent out tab that is disposed between the pair of side edges and that projects upward from a remainder of the middle portion in a direction opposite to the bottom surface, the bent out tab comprising a first interference edge, wherein the first interference edge is configured to lodge into an internal wall of a first canister; and
an end portion adjacent the middle portion opposite the coupling portion and extending from the second intermediate bend to the bottom edge, the end portion comprising a second interference edge defined by the bottom edge and configured to lodge into an internal wall of a second canister, wherein the second canister has an internal diameter larger than that of the first canister.

US Pat. No. 10,655,824

FIXING STRUCTURE FOR LIGHT STRIP

PAOKAI ELECTRONIC ENTERPR...

1. A fixing structure for a light strip, comprising:a case provided with a groove, including a base and two side plates, wherein the two side plates respectively connect to two long sides of the base, and wherein the groove is delimited by the base and the two side plates;
a lighting assembly, located in the groove, formed by a plurality of lighting strips connected to each other in series, wherein two ends of each of the plurality of lighting strips are respectively provided with two connecting portions, and one of the two connecting portions of one of the plurality of lighting strips is welded with one of the two connecting portions of another of the plurality of lighting strips adjacent to the one of the plurality of lighting strips; and
a light guiding member, received in the groove and covering the lighting assembly, including a force-applied portion and an insertion portion wherein the force-applied portion abuts tops of the two side plates, the insertion portion abuts two inner faces of the two side plates, the light guiding member includes a hollow portion located in the insertion portion, and the light guiding member is made of foggy acrylic material.

US Pat. No. 10,655,823

SSL LIGHTING APPARATUS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light-diffusive panel having opposing first and second faces bounded by one or more sides, and having an opening that extends through the panel from the first face to the second face and is disposed proximate the one of the sides;
a first conductor disposed on the first face of the light-diffusive panel and proximate a first side of the one or more sides;
a second conductor disposed on the second face of the light-diffusive panel and proximate the first side;
a flexible substrate attached to the light-diffusive panel and adjacent to the second face of the light-diffusive panel
a third conductor disposed on the substrate and electrically coupled to the first conductor
a fourth conductor disposed on the substrate and electrically coupled to the second conductor
wherein a portion of the substrate extends through the opening, and the third conductor extends through the opening and is directly connected to the first conductor; and
a first plurality of solid-state lighting (SSL) elements having light emitting portions that face a second side that is adjacent to the first side of the light-diffusive panel, the first plurality of SSL elements electrically coupled to the first conductor and to the second conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,655,822

CONFIGURABLE OPTICAL MODULE AND LED ASSEMBLY

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An optical module for a LED assembly, the optical module comprising a plurality of optical elements and a plurality of mounting structures, each mounting structure comprising a stepped arrangement of mounting elements, in which each mounting element defines a step of the stepped arrangement, each step defining a different mounting height for the optical module, and wherein each mounting structure is rotatable.

US Pat. No. 10,655,821

LED DEVICE HOLDER, LED LIGHTING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system comprising:a holder comprising:
an aperture having a perimeter, and
a fillet adjacent the perimeter of the aperture, the fillet having a radius greater than or equal to 2.0 mm and less than or equal to 4.6 mm; and
an LED array mechanically coupled to the holder, the LED array having a light emitting area exposed through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,655,820

ROTATIONALLY ADJUSTABLE WALL WASH LUMINAIRE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A wall wash luminaire comprising:a trim assembly that comprises:
a trim comprising a first body extending from a first top annular edge defining a light receiving opening to a first bottom annular edge defining a light exit opening, the first body defining an inner cavity that extends from the light receiving opening to the light exit opening; and a first top flange extending radially outward from the first top annular edge, the first top flange comprising coupling slots formed therein;
a top reflector comprising a second body extending from a second top annular edge to a second bottom annular edge, the second bottom annular edge defining a bottom opening; a second bottom flange extending radially outward from the second bottom annular edge; and reflector tabs that extend out from an outer edge of the second bottom flange, wherein the reflector tabs are configured to engage the coupling slots of the trim to removably couple the top reflector to the trim; and
a light re-direction assembly that comprises:
a reflector kicker; and
a lens that is coupled to the reflector kicker,
wherein the light re-direction assembly is coupled to the trim such that the light re-direction assembly is slidingly rotatable with respect to the trim and about a central axis of the trim assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,655,819

LAMP FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:a light source unit comprising one or more light sources and that is configured to generate light;
a reflector configured to reflect at least part of the light that is generated by the light source unit; and
a lens configured to transmit therethrough a first portion of the light that is generated by the light source unit and that is reflected by the reflector to the lens,
wherein the reflector comprises:
a reflective part that is configured to reflect, to the lens, the first portion of the light that is generated by the light source unit; and
a non-reflective part that is configured not to reflect, to the lens, the light that is generated by the light source unit,
wherein the reflective part and the non-reflective part of the reflector are configured to selectively reflect the light that is generated by the light source unit towards the lens to output a light distribution pattern from the vehicle lamp,
wherein the light source unit comprises a first light source part and a second light source part that are oriented to output light in different directions towards the reflector, and
wherein the reflector comprises:
a first surface configured to reflect first light generated by the first light source part of the light source unit; and
a second surface configured to reflect second light generated by the second light source part of the light source unit.

US Pat. No. 10,655,818

LIGHT-CONVERTING LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A vehicle comprising: an internal cabin;a lavatory within the internal cabin, wherein the lavatory comprises a floor that supports a toilet and a sink: and
a sanitizing system that is configured to sanitize at least one surface of the floor, the toilet, or the sink, the sanitizing system comprising a lighting assembly that is configured to selectively emit sanitizing light at a first frequency and light at a second frequency, the lighting assembly comprising:
a light source that is configured to emit the sanitizing light at the first frequency over a light emission path, wherein the light source has a first longitudinal axis;
a light converter including an outwardly-bowed sheet, wherein the light converter is coupled to a pivot axle having a second longitudinal axis that is parallel with the first longitudinal axis; and
an actuator operatively coupled to the light converter, wherein the actuator is configured to rotate the light converter about the second longitudinal axis of the pivot axle between a first position and a second position, wherein the light converter is within the light emission path in the first position, and outside of the light emission path in the second position, wherein the light converter converts the sanitizing light at the first frequency to the light at the second frequency in the first position, and wherein the sanitizing light at the first frequency is emitted from the lighting assembly when the light converter is in the second position to sanitize the at least one surface,
wherein the sanitizing system further comprises one or more presence sensors within the lavatory and in communication with a UV light control unit, wherein the one or more presence sensors are configured to detect a presence of an individual within the lavatory, wherein the UV light control unit maintains the light converter in the first position when the lavatory is occupied.

US Pat. No. 10,655,817

LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

HOYA CANDEO OPTRONICS COR...

1. A light emitting apparatus comprising:a light source;
a thin plate-shaped mirror unit which guides light from the light source; and
a tension imparting means which imparts tension to the mirror unit, the tension imparting means including at least any one of a first tension imparting mechanism which imparts tension in a first direction toward the light source along a surface of the mirror unit, and a second tension imparting mechanism which imparts tension in a second direction opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,655,816

OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR NON-IMAGING COLLIMATION OF MAXIMUM LIGHT INTENSITY

GAGGIONE SAS, Montreal-l...

1. An optical collimator made of a material transparent to wavelengths comprised in a set of beams of light rays and intended to align said set of beams of light rays relative to a main optical axis from a light source comprising an emission axis and at least one emitting surface of light rays intended to be emitted in a space with a refractive index greater than or equal to one; said optical collimator comprising:a first incident surface comprising a first proximal singular point located on the main optical axis;
a first emergent surface comprising a first distal singular point located on the main optical axis;
the first incident surface and the first emergent surface are configured so as to define an intermediate focus area located between the first incident surface and the first emergent surface.

US Pat. No. 10,655,815

QUANTUM DOT-BASED LIGHTING DEVICES FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND AQUARIUMS

Nanoco Technologies Ltd.,...

1. A lighting fixture for illuminating a space having animals therein comprising:a backlight;
a first lens comprising red light-emitting quantum dots; and
a second lens comprising green light-emitting quantum dots,
wherein each of the first and second lenses is movable relative to the backlight for entry into and withdrawal from optical communication with the backlight, and
wherein the first and second lenses are optically communicable with the backlight at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,655,814

VEHICLE LUMINAIRE AND VEHICLE LAMP DEVICE

1. A vehicle luminaire comprising:a flange;
a mount portion provided on one side of the flange and provided with a housing portion opened to an end opposite to the flange side;
a board provided inside the housing portion;
at least one light-emitting element provided on a side of the board opposite to a bottom face side of the housing portion;
at least one resistance provided on a side of the board opposite to the bottom face side of the housing portion and electrically connected to the light-emitting element;
at least one control element provided on a side of the board opposite to the bottom face side of the housing portion and electrically connected to the light-emitting element, the control element having an electric resistance increasing as a temperature rises; and
a temperature control unit configured to control heat generated from at least one of the light-emitting element and the resistance and transferred to the control element via the board or via the board and the mount portion.

US Pat. No. 10,655,813

OPTICAL INDICATING DEVICE, VEHICLE LAMP AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. An optical indicating device, comprising:at least one light source; and
a patterning device arranged to form an indicating pattern when a light beam emitted from the light source is transmitted through the patterning device; wherein
the patterning device comprises at least one patterning unit arranged to pattern the light beam, and a plurality of light deflecting portions arranged adjacent to each other are formed on a side of the at least one patterning unit facing towards the light source or facing away from the light source,
the indicating pattern of the transmitted light beam is a pattern of dark regions and bright regions that is observed on the patterning device when viewing the patterning device from the side of the at least one patterning unit facing away from the light source, and
the at least one light source is configured to change the indicating pattern between a first indicating pattern and a second indicating pattern, which is different from the first indicating pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,655,812

VEHICLE LAMP

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:a light source; and
a projection lens that projects light emitted from the light source,
wherein the projection lens is constituted by a triplet lens including a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, and a third lens having a positive refractive power, and a first inter-lens distance (t1) between the first lens and the second lens, a second inter-lens distance (t2) between the second lens and the third lens, and a total lens thickness (T) of the projection lens are in a relationship that satisfies 0.03 the light from the light source is emitted directly to the third lens and light from the third lens is emitted directly to the second lens.

US Pat. No. 10,655,811

VEHICLE LIGHT WITH PORTIONS AT DIFFERENT LUMINANCE LEVELS

MARELLI AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTI...

1. A vehicle light comprising:a container body and a lenticular body joined at least partially to close the container body,
wherein the container body delimits a containment seat housing at least one light source that emits a beam of light through the lenticular body,
wherein said at least one light source faces at least one light guide having a light guide body shaped to receive the light beam from a light input wall, and to transmit it, by total internal reflection, to a light output wall and wherein the light emitted from the output wall is transmitted to a main light emission portion of the lenticular body,
wherein the light guide body comprises at least first extractor elements, placed between the light input wall and the light output wall, which extract a first extracted portion of the light beam emitted by the light source and direct it onto a first reflecting element separate from the light guide, said first reflecting element reflecting said first extracted portion towards the lenticular body at a first auxiliary light emission portion of the lenticular body, separate from said main emission portion, and
wherein the main light emission portion and the auxiliary light emission portions are delimited by at least one mask so as to clearly delimit the outline of the main light emission portion and the auxiliary light emission portion.

US Pat. No. 10,655,810

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR FOR A LIGHTING MODULE

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A connector of a light module of a vehicle, the connector comprising:a body; and
at least one arm having a first end integrally formed with the body, the at least one arm having at least one detent for locking the connector to a component of the light module when the body of the connector is connected to mating connections disposed on a surface of a printed circuit board, the at least one detent being disposed between the first end of the at least one arm and a second end of the at least one arm and configured to engage a wall of the component of the light module, wherein
when the body of the connector is connected to the mating connections of the printed circuit board, the at least one arm does not extend beyond the surface of the printed circuit board, the surface of the printed circuit board facing an opening of the component of the light module, the opening of the component of the light module defining a passage through which the body of the connector is connected to the mating connections of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,655,809

VEHICLE LAMP

NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING, ...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:a mounting flange extending into a lamp chamber;
a light emitting diode (LED) mounted adjacent a distal end the mounting flange, the LED oriented to have a central optical axis extending in a rearward direction and emitting light in an upper and a lower solid angle;
a reflective recycling surface mounted adjacent to the LED along the mounting flange;
a macro-focal reflector positioned rearward of the LED and relative to the upper solid angle of the LED, wherein light incident to the macro-focal reflector defines a light beam pattern in a forward direction; and
an ellipsoid reflector positioned rearward of the LED and relative to the lower solid angle of the LED,
wherein the ellipsoid reflector has a first focal point oriented at the LED and a second focal point oriented at the recycling surface,
wherein the ellipsoid reflector reflects light emitted from the LED in the lower solid angle back to the recycling surface, and
wherein the recycling surface reflects light from the ellipsoid reflector to be incident with the macro-focal reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,655,808

VEHICLE LAMP

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicle lamp comprising:a projection lens;
a light source disposed behind the projection lens and configured to emit light forming a predetermined light distribution pattern;
a reflector configured to reflect the light emitted from the light source toward a rear focal point of the projection lens; and
an array light source disposed behind the projection lens and having a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements arranged in at least one row,
wherein the array light source is configured to emit light forming an additional light distribution pattern, and
wherein the center position of the additional light distribution pattern overlaps with the predetermined light distribution pattern on a virtual vertical screen in front of the lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,655,807

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE LIGHTING

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A lighting apparatus of a vehicle, comprising:a first light source configured to emit first light in a first direction, the first light source including a first plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), the first plurality of LEDs being bonded on a first printed circuit board (PCB);
a second light source configured to emit second light in a second direction with a tilt angle to the first direction, the second light source including a second plurality of LEDs, the second plurality of LEDs being bonded on a second PCB, the first PCB and the second PCB being positioned to have the tilt angle between the first PCB and the second PCB; and
a reflector configured to be a single piece, the single piece having a reflection surface, the reflection surface having a first portion that reflects the first light and a second portion that reflects the second light.

US Pat. No. 10,655,806

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A REALISTIC FLAME EFFECT

1. An electric lighting device, comprising:a housing having a top and a bottom, and having an outer wall, and having an aperture in the top of the housing;
a flame element that is coupled to the housing, and the flame element being movable with respect to the housing; and
wherein the flame element comprises an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion being outside the housing, the lower portion being inside the housing, and a middle portion, between the lower portion and the upper portion, extending through the aperture in the top of the housing,
and wherein a lower surface of the lower portion has a tapered outer surface adjoining a bottom surface of the lower portion, where the tapered outer surface forming a tapered wall, the tapered wall forming a first angle at its lower end relative to an outer wall of other sections of the lower portion other than the tapered wall, said first angle such that when the flame element is moved at a maximum angle of movement with respect to its rest vertical position, the tapered wall is parallel to or within one degree of parallel to a side wall of the housing and such that the bottom surface of the lower surface has a diameter that is less than a diameter of the lower portion at said other sections of the lower portion other than the tapered wall, and
a light source disposed within the housing and configured to emit light onto the upper portion of the flame element which is outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,805

MULTI-ELEMENT FLEXIBLE STRAP LIGHT

ZYNTONY, INC., Sandy, UT...

1. An electric light comprising:a plurality of light elements disposed on a flexible chassis, each light element in the plurality of light elements each comprising a heat sink, a lens, and a light emitting diode,
wherein each heat sink within each light element in the plurality of light elements includes a portion of the heat sink that extends past an edge of the flexible chassis, the heat sink further acting as a heat sink for each light emitting diode within each light element in the plurality of light elements, the light emitting diode in each light element in the plurality of light elements being disposed within each heat sink in each light element in the plurality of light elements,
wherein each light element within the plurality of light elements is physically separated from the other light elements in the plurality of light elements and connected to the other light elements within the plurality of light elements by the flexible chassis,
wherein the lens is disposed within the heat sink of each light element connected to the other light elements within the plurality of light elements by the flexible chassis, and
wherein a magnet is at least partially disposed within the portion of the heat sink that extends past the edge of the flexible chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,655,804

FLEXIBLE LED DEVICE WITH WHOLE BODY ILLUMINATION

LEDMY Shenzhen Co. Ltd., ...

7. A flexible LED lighting device comprising: a) a flexible conduit comprising a translucent outer sleeve with an outer sleeve channel extending in an elongated direction and a transparent inner sleeve with an inner sleeve channel extending in the elongated direction, wherein the transparent inner sleeve fits within the outer sleeve channel and wherein the transparent inner sleeve is capable or twisting within the outer sleeve channel in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the elongated direction; and b) a flexible LED light bar extending in the elongated direction and positioned within the inner sleeve channel, wherein inner walls of both of the translucent outer sleeve channel and transparent inner sleeve channel are patterned with protrusions, recesses, and/or depressions that diffuse light emitted from the flexible LED light bar.

US Pat. No. 10,655,803

LINEAR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LUMINAIRES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A luminaire, which may be oriented in any direction, having a relative top and bottom and short-side axis and long-side axis, comprising:a substrate located near the top of the luminaire and having a length extending linearly along the long-side axis;
a light redirecting assembly located within the luminaire, comprising a clear, light transmissive, semi-rigid, flexible film having a length extending linearly along the long-side axis, wherein the film is flexed to allow the film to be non-adhesively secured near an outer edge of the short-side axis of the substrate;
an air-filled cavity defined by the substrate and by the light redirecting assembly;a linear array of discrete light sources positioned so as to emit light downwardly into the cavity, wherein the array of discrete light sources is affixed to a surface of the substrate facing into the air-filled cavity and extends along the long-side axis;an electronic control for activating and powering the discrete light sources to emit the light;
an electrical connection between the discrete light sources and the electronic control for activating and powering the discrete light sources; and
wherein a surface of the clear, light transmissive, semi-rigid, flexible film comprises: an array of optical relief structures projecting into the air-filled cavity, wherein the optical relief structures are selected from the group consisting of: V groove, isosceles triangular groove, right triangular groove, acute triangular groove, pyramid, square pyramid, square right pyramid, rectangular pyramid, rectangular right pyramid, rhombic pyramid, and polygonal pyramid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,802

TANGLE-RESISTANT DECORATIVE LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A tangle-resistant decorative-lighting assembly having first, second, third and fourth sides that define a rectangular display area, the decorative-lighting assembly comprising:a power plug adjacent a first corner formed at the first and fourth sides of the rectangular display area;
a power receptacle adjacent a second corner formed at the first and second sides of the rectangular display area;
a plurality of power wires in electrical connection with the power plug and the power receptacle;
a plurality of lamp assemblies distributed within the rectangular display area;
a plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires electrically connecting the plurality of lamp assemblies, each of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires electrically connecting a pair of the plurality of lamp assemblies and extending in a direction from the first side of the rectangular display area to the third side of the rectangular display area, the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires connected to the plurality of lamp assemblies forming a plurality of rows of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires connected to the plurality of lamp assemblies, each row of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires extending from the first side of the rectangular display area to the third side of the rectangular display area and connecting a group of the plurality of lamp assemblies in each of the rows of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires, each of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires including an internal reinforcing strand, none of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires having an external reinforcing strand or other external reinforcing structure, thereby reducing potential tangling of the decorative-lighting assembly;
a plurality of mechanical-connection cords forming a plurality of rows of mechanical connection cords, each of the rows of mechanical-connection cords extending from the first side of the rectangular display area to the third side of the rectangular display area, none of the plurality of mechanical-connection cords including wire conductors, and each of the rows of the plurality of mechanical-connection cords directly mechanically connected to less than all of the plurality of lamp assemblies of the group of the plurality of lamp assemblies of each row of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires connected to the plurality of lamp assemblies, and each row of the plurality of mechanical-connection cords is adjacent to a row of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires connected to the plurality of lamp assemblies,
wherein none of the plurality of power wires are twisted together along a length of any of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires of the decorative-lighting assembly, and none of the plurality of mechanical connection cords are twisted together along a length of any of the plurality of 22AWG reinforced intermediate wires of the decorative-lighting assembly, thereby reducing potential tangling of the decorative-lighting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,655,801

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND VEHICULAR LAMP COMPRISING SAME

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate comprising a base surrounding a first electrode, a second electrode, a third electrode, and a fourth electrodes;
a first light emitting unit disposed on the substrate, the first light emitting unit comprising:
a first light emitting diode; and
a first wavelength converter disposed on the first light emitting diode;
a second light emitting unit disposed on the substrate to be separated from the first light emitting unit, the second light emitting unit comprising:
a second light emitting diode; and
a second wavelength converter disposed on the second light emitting diode; and
a sidewall disposed surrounding side surfaces of the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit and between the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit,
wherein a first separation distance between the first light emitting diode and the second light emitting diode is different from a second separation distance between the first and second wavelength converters,
wherein the sidewall comprises a light reflective material,
wherein a side surface of the sidewall is flush with a side surface of the substrate, and
wherein an upper surface of the sidewall is flush with each upper surfaces of the first light emitting unit and the second light emitting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,655,800

LASER PACKAGE HAVING MULTIPLE EMITTERS CONFIGURED ON A SUPPORT MEMBER

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:an apparatus comprising a white lighting device, a multi-colored lighting device, a flat panel device, a beam projector device, or a display device;
1 to N laser diode devices configured to provide light for the apparatus, wherein N ranges from 2 to 50, at least one of the 1 to N laser diode devices comprises gallium and nitrogen, and each of the 1 to N laser diode devices is configured to emit a laser beam characterized by a wavelength ranging from 390 nm to 485 nm;
a free space with a non-guided characteristic capable of transmitting the laser beam from each of the 1 to N laser diode devices;
an optical device configured to receive the laser beam from each of the 1 to N laser diode devices and to provide an output beam characterized by a selected wavelength range, a selected spectral width, a selected power, and a selected spatial configuration;
an output power characterizing the output beam, the output power being at least 0.5 W;
a phosphor material optically coupled to the output beam;
a support member configured to transport thermal energy from the 1 to N laser diode devices to a heat sink;
a free space optics included in the optical device and configured to create one or more free space optical beams; and
a thermal path from the 1 to N laser diode devices to the heat sink characterized by a thermal impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,655,799

OPTICAL DEVICE ALIGNMENT AND IDENTIFICATION

AURORALIGHT INC., Carlsb...

1. A lighting module comprising:a body including a hollow interior, and first and second ends, wherein at least one notch is formed in said first end;
an optic including at least one detent, the detent being positioned on an exterior surface of the optic and sized to be received in said notch when the optic is positioned at least partially in the hollow interior;
wherein the notch and detent together align the optic relative to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,655,798

LED LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting device comprising:a housing;
an LED light-emitting unit arranged inside the housing, wherein the LED light-emitting unit comprises:
a circuit board; and
LED elements arranged on the circuit board;
an LED driver at least partially arranged inside the housing and configured to drive the LED light-emitting unit to operate, wherein the LED driver comprises:
first electronic components arranged on a first side of the circuit board; and
second electronic components arranged on an opposing second side of the circuit board; and
a bracket arranged inside the housing and supporting the circuit board inside the housing such that the circuit board separates an interior of the housing into a first space and a second space, wherein:
the first electronic components are disposed in the first space; and
the second electronic components are disposed in the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,655,797

ELONGATED LIGHTING DEVICE BASED ON SOLID STATE LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An elongated lighting device having a first and a second suspension point for suspending the lighting device, comprising:a housing extending from the first suspension point to the second suspension point; and
a light source carrier having one or more solid state light sources mounted on a surface thereof, the carrier being arranged along the housing so that the one or more light sources emit light into the housing,
wherein a wire is arranged inside the housing between the first and second suspension points so as to prevent the lighting device from bending, and wherein the wire is pre-tensioned, and wherein the wire is separate from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,796

LIGHT BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A light bulb apparatus comprising:a plurality of LED modules;
a substrate comprising for mounting the plurality of LED modules, a first connection end and a second connection end, the first connection end and the second connection end being electrically connected to the plurality of LED modules;
a driver circuit board;
a wireless controller coupled the driver circuit board for connecting to an external device;
a lamp cap with a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first electrode is insulated from the second electrode, the driver circuit board is connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, the driver circuit board has pins plugging in the second connection end, the second connection end is disposed on the backside of the substrate, wherein the substrate is a metal disk with an insulation layer for installing a plug component with the second connection end at the back side of the substrate and with the LED modules at the front side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,795

CONDUCTIVE DRIVER BOARD FOR LIGHT BULB

TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUC...

1. A light bulb, comprising:a screw shell defining a cavity;
a screw shell insulator located within the cavity, wherein the screw shell insulator defines a passageway that terminates in an aperture;
a driver board including a coplanar positive leg that projects from a proximal edge of the driver board, wherein the positive leg defines a proximal end portion that protrudes outside of the aperture of the screw shell insulator, and a coplanar negative leg that projects from the proximal edge of the driver board, wherein the negative leg defines a proximal end portion that is electrically connected to the screw shell;
wherein the positive leg is configured to extend through the passageway to make electrical contact with a positive terminal of a light socket.

US Pat. No. 10,655,794

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE WITH FRANGIBLE EXIT WINDOW AND RESILIENT MEMBER

SIGNIFY HOLFING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising:a housing comprising a frangible light exit window and a fitting including a first electrical connector inside said housing;
a carrier assembly within the housing, the carrier assembly comprising:
a plurality of solid-state lighting elements, and
a second electrical connector in contact with the first electrical connector,
wherein the second electrical connector is held in contact with the first electrical connector by the light exit window;
a compressed resilient element for forcing apart both, the first electrical connector from the second electrical connector and the carrier assembly from the housing, when the frangible light exit window is broken or removed; and
a safety cover within the housing for preventing a user from contacting the first electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,655,793

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. An LED package comprising:a substrate of a rectangular shape;
a first LED chip row including a plurality of LED chips connected in series, and arranged over a surface of the substrate;
a second LED chip row including a plurality of LED chips connected in series, and arranged over the surface of the substrate and spaced apart from the first LED chip row;
a circular protruding portion formed over the surface of the substrate to surround the first LED chip row and the second LED chip row when viewed from a first direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate;
a first electrode electrically connected to a first end of the first LED chip row and a first end of the second LED chip row, and formed to extend from a first region surrounded by the circular protruding portion to a second region outside the first region when viewed from the first direction; and
a second electrode electrically connected to a second end of the first LED chip row and a second end of the second LED chip row, and formed to extend from the first region surrounded by the circular protruding portion to the second region outside the first region when viewed from the first direction, at least a portion of the plurality of LED chips being interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein a connection portion of the first end of the first LED chip row and the first electrode is spaced apart from a connection portion of the first end of the second LED chip row and the first electrode,
wherein a connection portion of the second end of the first LED chip row and the second electrode is spaced apart from a connection portion of the second end of the second LED chip row and the second electrode,
wherein the first electrode includes a first part positioned between the circular protruding portion and the substrate,
wherein the second electrode includes a second part positioned between the circular protruding portion and the substrate, and
wherein the first part is spaced apart from the second part in a direction of a side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,792

LED BULB LAMP

ZHEJIANG SUPER LIGHTING E...

1. An LED filament comprising:a plurality of LED chips arranged in an array and electrically connected with one another;
two conductive electrodes disposed corresponding to the LED chips at two ends of the array, respectively;
a plurality of conductive wires comprising a plurality of first conductive wires and two second conductive wires, the plurality of the first conductive wires respectively electrically connecting every two adjacent LED chips of the array, and the two second conductive wires respectively connecting the two conductive electrodes with the LED chips at the two ends of the array;
an enclosure coating on at least two sides of the array and the two conductive electrodes, a portion of each of the two conductive electrodes being exposed from the enclosure; and
at least one auxiliary piece disposed in the enclosure coating and overlapping at least one of the two second conductive wires on a radial direction of the LED filament.

US Pat. No. 10,655,791

LUMINOUS MEANS HAVING LEDS

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A luminous means comprising:a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for emitting light;
a planar multilayer substrate which, between two mutually opposite outer side surfaces, is composed at least in some regions of at least two substrate layers, on which multilayer substrate the LEDs are mounted and which multilayer substrate carries a conductive track structure with which the LEDs are electrically conductively connected;
an outer bulb which is transmissive for the light emitted by the LEDs and in which the multilayer substrate having the LEDs is arranged; and
a base with which the LEDs are electrically operably connected via the conductive track structure;
wherein the at least two substrate layers are formed from a planar substrate sheet which is laid back on itself;
wherein the LEDs are mounted on a side surface of the substrate sheet, which side surface, owing to the substrate sheet being laid back, forms at least part of each of the two outer side surfaces of the multilayer substrate in such a manner that at least one of the LEDs is mounted on each of the two outer side surfaces of the multilayer substrate;
wherein the multilayer substrate is divided into at least two part regions, which part regions immediately adjacent to one another are tilted relative to one another and are connected together via a bridge region formed from the substrate sheet; and
wherein at least one of the LEDs, which itself is arranged in one of the part regions, is associated with another of the part regions in such a manner that at least 10% of the light emitted by the at least one LED incidents on the other part region and is reflected thereby.

US Pat. No. 10,655,790

LIGHTING DEVICE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising:a substrate having a first side and a second side;
a plurality of light sources arranged on the first side of the substrate, said light sources having a common general output direction,
a housing of a light transmissive material surrounding said substrate is arranged to transmit light, the housing having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion is arranged substantially opposite the first portion with respect to said substrate;
a plurality of first optical elements arranged substantially opposite the output direction of said plurality of light sources along the first portion of the housing facing the first side of the substrate,
wherein at least a portion of said substrate is adapted to allow transmission of light,
wherein each of said plurality of first optical elements comprise a mirror and a lens on each side of the mirror, said lenses are arranged for providing an increased angular spread through refraction for light transmitted through the lenses, wherein said mirror comprises a surface that is convex with respect to the plurality of light sources,
wherein the lenses are arranged to transmit part of the light emitted by said light sources and wherein said surface of the mirror is configured to reflect part of the light emitted by said light sources through said substrate towards the second portion of the housing to increase a light output distribution effect by also outputting light opposite the common general output direction of the light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,655,789

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

Epistar Corporation, Hsi...

1. A lighting bulb, comprising:a light source assembly, including:
a carrier plate, having a first surface and a second surface;
a first plurality of light-emitting units mounted on the first surface; and
a second plurality of light-emitting units mounted on the second surface;
a base for fixing the carrier plate, thereby the first surface faced to a first direction and the second surface faced to a second direction, the first direction opposite to the second direction; and
a transparent top cap having an inner surface facing a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, the first and second plurality of light-emitting units located between the transparent top cap and the base, wherein the transparent top cap refracts or scatters the light emitted from the first and second plurality of light-emitting units,
wherein the transparent top cap is not overlapped over the first plurality of light-emitting units in the first direction and the second plurality of light-emitting units in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,655,788

HIGH PRESSURE VOLUMETRIC FLUID METERING DEVICE

1. A high pressure volumetric fluid metering device for controlling the flow of fluid from a high pressure fluid supply source to a process line, comprising:a modulator configured to pump a first metered volume of high pressure fluid at a controlled flow rate, the modulator comprising:
a modulator housing having a first high pressure port and a second high pressure port;
a piston that is moveable within the housing into a first position when high pressure fluid enters the first high pressure port and moveable into a second position when high pressure fluid enters the second high pressure port, and wherein the piston pumps the first metered volume of fluid out of the modulator housing when the piston is moved into the first position; and
a modulating device operably coupled to the piston for reducing the speed of the piston when the piston moves within the housing between the first and second positions to control the flow rate of the first metered volume of fluid out of the modulator housing;
an oscillator in fluid communication with the high pressure fluid supply source, the oscillator configured to selectively direct high pressure fluid from the high pressure fluid supply source toward the modulator, the oscillator further configured to direct the first metered volume of high pressure fluid pumped out of the modulator toward an oscillator outlet; and
a differential pressure regulator configured to substantially maintain the pressure differential across the modulator and oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,655,787

VALVE MECHANISM FOR HIGH PRESSURE TANK AND VALVE DEVICE FOR HIGH PRESSURE TANK

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A valve mechanism for a high pressure tank, which is accommodated in a valve accommodating hole communicating with a flow passage through which prescribed fluid flows, comprising:a first plunger configured to be engaged with a threaded portion formed on at least a part of an inner wall of the valve mechanism accommodating hole and to be moved by rotation in the valve mechanism accommodating hole;
a second plunger configured to be engaged and coupled at one end thereof with the first plunger in a relatively rotatable manner;
a seal member being in contact with a periphery of the second plunger; and
a valve element configured to be engaged with the other end of the second plunger and to be seated on and separated from a valve seat which is formed in the flow passage,
wherein the first plunger includes a columnar barrel portion and a flange portion, a flange diameter of the flange portion being larger than a barrel diameter of the columnar barrel portion,
wherein the second plunger includes a first notch section and a second notch section that are provided at the one end of the second plunger, the first notch section and the second notch section each having an opening on a lateral side of the second plunger, the columnar barrel portion fitting into the first notch section, the flange portion fitting into the second notch section,
wherein the first notch section has a width smaller than the flange diameter,
wherein the valve element includes a neck portion and a head portion, a head diameter of the head portion being larger than a neck diameter of the neck portion,
wherein the second plunger includes a third notch section and a fourth notch section that are provided at the other end of the second plunger, the third notch section and the fourth notch section each having an opening on a lateral side of the second plunger, the neck portion fitting into the third notch section, the head portion fitting into the fourth notch section, and
wherein the third notch section has a width smaller than the head diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,655,786

ELECTRONIC PRESSURE GAUGE FOR PRESSURIZED SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE OUTLET FLOWS

Essex Industries, Inc., ...

1. A system for determining the available duration of a gas in a gas cylinder comprising:a gas cylinder containing a gas;
a gas outlet connector;
a regulator in fluid communication with said gas cylinder and said gas outlet connector, said regulator controlling the rate at which said gas flows from said gas cylinder to said gas outlet connector;
a selector knob for selecting a flow rate from a plurality of flow rates;
a spring plunger connected to said selector knob and having a position corresponding to said selected flow rate;
a potentiometer detecting a location of said spring plunger;
a pressure sensor detecting the pressure of said gas in said gas cylinder; and
a processor configured to:
receive from said potentiometer a signal indicating said location of said spring plunger, detecting said selected flow rate, and causing said detected flow rate to be displayed on a display;
receive said detected gas pressure from said pressure sensor and cause said received gas pressure to be displayed on said display;
calculate an estimated duration of the remaining supply of said gas in said gas cylinder based at least in part on said detected gas pressure and said selected flow rate;
cause said calculated estimated duration to be displayed on said display;
initiate a first audible alarm if said calculated duration of said gas supply is below a first preset duration; and
initiate a second audible alarm if said calculated duration of said gas supply is below a second preset duration.

US Pat. No. 10,655,785

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A CRYOGENIC PRESSURE VESSEL AND METHOD FOR REFUELLING A CRYOGENIC PRESSURE VESSEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for refueling a cryogenic pressure vessel of a motor vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:determining that the thermal insulation, which is arranged at least in regions between an inner vessel and an outer vessel of the cryogenic pressure vessel, is damaged;
beginning a refueling of the inner vessel of the cryogenic pressure vessel;
determining that, via the refueling, a lower fluid density limit value for the fluid in the inner vessel is reached or exceed; and
interrupting, via a refueling valve, the refueling in response to the determination that the thermal insulation is damaged, and in response to the determination that the lower fluid density limit value for the fluid in the inner vessel is reached or exceeded,
wherein the lower fluid density limit value is lower than an upper fluid density limit value for the fluid in the inner vessel in the case of refueling of the inner vessel with intact thermal insulation.

US Pat. No. 10,655,784

GAS SUPPLY DEVICE AND GAS SUPPLY METHOD

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. A gas supply device comprising:a storage container that accumulates liquefied gas;
a vaporizer for vaporizing liquefied gas derived from the storage container;
a compression device that compresses gas vaporized from the liquefied gas in the vaporizer,
a pressure accumulator that accumulates gas compressed in the compression device;
a supply path linked to a dispenser from the pressure accumulator; and
a cooling circuit in which a heating medium circulates between a heat exchanger that cools gas flowing in the dispenser and the vaporizer;
wherein in the cooling circuit, a heating medium tank is provided in a part downstream of the vaporizer in a circulation direction of a heating medium, the heating medium tank temporarily accumulating a heating medium.

US Pat. No. 10,655,783

CRYOGEN-FREE MAGNET SYSTEM COMPRISING A HEAT SINK CONNECTED TO THE GAS CIRCUIT OF A CRYOCOOLER

BRUKER SWITZERLAND AG, F...

1. A cryostat comprising:a vacuum vessel in which a superconducting magnet coil system is arranged;
a cryocooler that actively cools the cryostat with a coolant circuit comprising a compressor, a cold head, and a cold finger in thermal contact with the superconducting magnet coil system; and
a volumetric vessel that is thermally coupled to the superconducting magnet coil system or to one or more portions of the cryostat that conduct ambient heat to the superconducting magnet coil system,
wherein the volumetric vessel is connected to the coolant circuit of the cryocooler via a pressure-resistant line that is guided through at least part of the vacuum vessel, wherein the pressure-resistant line includes at least one fluidic component that is configured to influence a flow rate of a cryogenic fluid through the pressure-resistant line in response to a pressure differential in the pressure-resistant line between the volumetric vessel and the coolant circuit, and wherein the fluidic component is configured to influence the flow rate of the cryogenic fluid such that the cryogenic fluid flows from the volumetric vessel and through the coolant circuit in no less than 15 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,655,782

PRESSURE VESSEL AND ALSO APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A PRESSURE VESSEL BLANK COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE CONNECTION ELEMENT

1. An apparatus for producing a pressure vessel blank (2) comprising(a) at least one connection element (7) comprising a through-passage (7a);
(b) a multi-part blow-moulding tool comprising at least two blow-mould portions (10), wherein each blow-mould portion (10) defines a partial cavity (11) configured to receive a thermoplastic tubular preform (9); and
(c) at least one blowing pin (20) comprising an end portion (21) having a gas outlet opening (22), configured to discharge a gas, and a holding device (26) for releasably holding the connection element (7), wherein the end portion (21) is configured for insertion into the through-passage (7a) of the connection element (7);
wherein the blow-mould portions (10) are configured to move reversibly between an open position in which the blow-mould portions (10) are apart from one another, and a closed position in which the blow-mould portions (10) contact one another such that the partial cavities (11) of each blow-mould portion (10) form a mould impression in which the thermoplastic preform (9) can be moulded under differential pressure to form the pressure vessel blank (2);
wherein the blowing pin (20) is configured for placement between the blow-mould portions (10) so that in the closed position the thermoplastic preform (9) disposed therebetween can be moulded in the mould impression while being brought to bear against the connection element (7) by application of gas pressure discharged from the gas outlet opening (22);
wherein the end portion of the blowing pin (20) further comprises a fluid outlet (23), configured to release a cooling fluid, and a fluid inlet (24) configured to receive the cooling fluid; and
wherein the fluid outlet (23) and the fluid inlet (24) are configured for fluidic connection with one another, so that, in use, the through-passage (7a) of the connection element (7) held by the blowing pin (20) can be brought directly into contact with the cooling fluid and a cooling fluid circulation can be produced in the through-passage (7a) of the connection element (7).

US Pat. No. 10,655,781

MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR PLACING RACK

1. A mounting structure for a placing racket, comprising:a fixing frame, comprising a circular arc seat and an opposite circular arc seat configured at one side of said circular arc seat, said circular arc seat being a C-shaped body, two sides of said circular arc seat respectively configured with a groove and a nut embedded in said groove, said opposite circular arc seat is an anti-C-shaped body, two sides of said opposite circular arc seat are respectively configured with a through hole corresponding to said groove, and said circular arc seat in combination with said opposite circular arc seat by passing a screw through each said through hole and corresponding groove to engage with said nut;
at least one flexible cushion body, put around a tube to allow said fixing frame to be assembled on said flexible cushion body, and said flexible cushion body having at least one fitting surface;
a rotatable assembly, comprising a rotatable seat, an engagement groove, at least one first joint and an engagement element, said rotatable seat in combination with said circular arc seat, said engagement groove formed on said rotatable seat, said first joint defined on said engagement groove, and said engagement element movably configured inside said engagement groove;
a placing seat, in movable connection with said rotatable assembly and positioned on one side thereof away from said fixing frame, allowing an orientation of said placing seat to be changed through said rotatable assembly;
an engagement seat, formed on said placing seat, cooperating with said engagement element to rotate in conjunction with said rotatable seat;
at least one second joint, defined on said engagement seat, and said second joint adapted to be in corresponding connection with said first joint, and a limiting mechanism, configured on one side of said engagement seat, and comprising a pressing element and elastic element, said pressing element projected from said placing seat and adapted to push said engagement element to move, and said elastic element configure inside said engagement groove and adapted to provide said engagement element with a reciprocating elastic force.

US Pat. No. 10,655,780

ADAPTIVE MOUNTING BRACKET ASSEMBLY

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A mounting bracket assembly that is configured to securely couple to a structure, the mounting bracket assembly comprising:a securing cradle defining a securing chamber;
a pivot arm that pivotally couples to the securing cradle through a first hinge; and
a locking arm that pivotally couples to the pivot arm through a second hinge, wherein the pivot arm and the locking arm are configured to pivotally move via the first hinge and the second hinge into an over-center securing position within the securing chamber to securely lock the mounting bracket assembly to the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,655,779

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR CLAMPING

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A clamp apparatus comprising:a body;
a first actuator;
a second actuator;
a first gear set operatively coupled to the first actuator and a second gear set operatively coupled to the second actuator, wherein the first gear set is configured to operatively engage the second gear set;
a first movable gripper operatively coupled to the body;
a second movable gripper operatively coupled to the body;
a third gear set operatively coupled to the first movable gripper and a fourth gear set operatively coupled to the second movable gripper, wherein the third gear set operatively engages the fourth gear set; and
at least one leaf spring configured to operatively engage with the third gear set and the fourth gear set, wherein the at least one leaf spring is configured to urge the first movable gripper and the second movable gripper toward a clamped position.

US Pat. No. 10,655,778

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display assembly; and
a mounting device configured to support the display assembly,
wherein the mounting device comprises:
a stand having a supporting boss;
a rail disposed on a rear surface of the display assembly, and configured to receive the supporting boss and allow the display assembly to move in a straight line direction relative to the supporting boss; and
a rotation guide disposed at an end of the rail, and configured to receive the supporting boss and allow the display assembly to rotate relative to the supporting boss,
wherein the display assembly is rotatable when the supporting boss is positioned in the rotation guide.

US Pat. No. 10,655,777

PORTABLE LIGHT HAVING DEPLOYABLE LEGS

Streamlight, Inc., Eagle...

1. A portable light comprising:a base including a source of electrical power and having an exterior surface with a part thereof configured to be placed upon a supporting surface;
a light source supported by a pole supported by said base;
an electrical switch connecting said light source to the source of electrical power for selectively energizing said light source to produce light;
at least two deployable legs pivotably supported on the exterior surface of said base, wherein said at least two deployable legs are pivotably deployable to extend away from said base to deployed positions at which they are adjacent to the supporting surface when the base of said portable light is placed on the supporting surface; and
a brace supported at a first end by one of said deployable legs and having a second end configured for engaging a second one of said deployable legs, whereby said brace when engaged substantially fixes said at least two deployable legs in predetermined deployed positions extending away from said base,
whereby said at least two deployable legs when deployed and connected by said brace cooperate with the part of the exterior surface of said base to define a three point stabilizing structure for said portable light.

US Pat. No. 10,655,776

GIMBAL AND CAMERA APPARTUS

SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A gimbal, comprising:an electric motor; and
a rotation bracket connected to the electric motor and driven by the electric motor to rotate, wherein the electric motor includes:
a first body;
a second body;
a magnetic ring disposed in the first body;
a position sensing assembly disposed in the second body; and
a mechanical limit mechanism disposed between the first body and the second body to define a limiting position of the first body when rotating relative to the second body,
wherein:
a positioning structure is disposed at a pre-determined position of a magnetic field of the magnetic ring; and
when the first body rotates relative to the second body to the limiting position, the position sensing assembly is capable of sensing a pre-determined magnetic field signal.

US Pat. No. 10,655,775

EXPANDABLE SOCKETS FOR USE WITH PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYERS

POPSOCKETS LLC, Boulder,...

1. An accessory for attachment to a portable media player or a portable media player case, the accessory comprising: a platform adapted to engage a portion of the portable media player or the portable media player case; a button that is movable relative to the platform; and a biasing element arranged between the platform and the button, the biasing element arranged to bias the button relative to the platform, wherein the button is movable between a first position, in which an outer surface of the button is disposed approximately adjacent the platform and is a first distance from the platform, and a second position, in which the outer surface of the button is spaced from the platform and is a second distance from the platform, the second distance being greater than the first distance, wherein the button comprises an inner surface facing the platform, an outer surface opposite the inner surface, and an annular wall carried by the inner surface, and wherein the biasing element is arranged radially inwardly of an outer surface of the annular wall.

US Pat. No. 10,655,774

PIG RAMP, SYSTEM AND METHOD

MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS,...

1. A launching and receiving station connected to a pipeline system, the launching and receiving station comprising:a first tubular defining at least a portion of a pig launcher and positioned to launch a pig into a substantially tubular pipeline system, the first tubular having an inlet with a first moveable cover and a first bore;
a second tubular defining at least a portion of a pig receiver positioned to receive a pig therein, the second tubular having an outlet with a second moveable cover and a second bore;
a pig ramp positioned within an interior volume of the pig receiver to receive and support the pig when positioned thereon, the pig ramp having a ring portion through which a pig passes therethrough, when being inserted or removed, and also being positioned within the interior volume of the pig receiver to dam accumulated fluid when positioned in the pig receiver; and
a gas vent connected to and in fluid communication with the pig receiver, the gas vent being positioned to vent gas from the pig receiver prior to opening the second moveable cover and when positioned to remove the pig from the pig receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,655,773

STRUCTURE FOR FORMING FLUID PATH

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. A structure for forming a fluid path, comprising:a body configured with first and second fluid paths which communicate with each other, and a third fluid path which is provided at a position, at which the first and second fluid paths are directly connected to each other, and communicates with the first and second fluid paths; and
one or more among a first ball which is able to be disposed in the first fluid path, a second ball which is able to be disposed in the second fluid path, and a third ball which is able to be disposed in the third fluid path;
a fourth fluid path communicating with one among the first to third fluid paths; and
a fourth ball which is able to be disposed in the fourth fluid path,
wherein a diameter of the first fluid path where the third fluid path is connected to the first fluid path is greater than that of the second fluid path where the third fluid path is connected to the second fluid path, and
the second ball is able to be disposed in the second fluid path by passing the first fluid path.

US Pat. No. 10,655,772

ASSEMBLY COMPRISING AN END-FITTING AND AN UNBONDED FLEXIBLE PIPE

1. An assembly comprising:an end-fitting and an unbonded flexible pipe, said end-fitting being adapted for connecting the unbonded flexible pipe to a connector, said end-fitting having a through-going opening with a centerline and a front end and a rear end, said rear end comprising a flange including a rear-most end face, and said end-fitting further comprising means for establishing an electrical connection to a least one electrical heating system in said unbonded flexible pipe,
wherein said end-fitting comprises at least one first metallic part having the rear-most end face and having a first surface contacting a second surface of at least one second part in the end-fitting,
the at least one first metallic part being electrically insulated from the at least one electrical heating system,
wherein the first surface of the first metallic part includes a portion at and defining the through-going opening having a coating having a high electrically resistivity of at least 107 ?·m.

US Pat. No. 10,655,771

AIR-BASED COOLING FOR DATA CENTER RACK

Zonit Structured Solution...

1. An apparatus for use in a closed-loop, air-based coolant circuit, comprising:a conduit assembly comprising:
a delivery passageway for delivery of coolant air from a cooling unit to a heat exchange site where the coolant air is warmed due to heat exchange; and
a return flow passageway for delivery of the coolant air from the heat exchange site to the cooling unit; anda reed valve subassembly configured to obstruct air flow associated with the delivery passageway when a first conduit section of the delivery passageway is disconnected from a second conduit section of the delivery passageway, wherein:the first conduit section comprises the reed valve subassembly; and
each valve finger is operatively associated with a respective lever arm extending from a portion of an outer surface of the first conduit section.

US Pat. No. 10,655,770

FEMALE QUICK COUPLING ENGAGEABLE UNDER PRESSURE

ALFA GOMMA S.p.A., Vimer...

1. A female quick coupling engageable under pressure, comprising:an outer tubular support body, which extends along an axis of the female quick coupling and has a front end and a rear end,
a fixed hollow valve body immovably supported inside the outer tubular support body and comprising an inlet path distal from the front end and an outlet path proximal to the front end of the outer tubular support body, and
an obturator slidable in the fixed hollow valve body in a direction along the axis of the female quick coupling so as to open and close the outlet path, wherein said obturator comprises:
a mushroom head, and
a housing and support body slidably guiding said mushroom head,
wherein said housing and support body comprises an occlusion element engageable in a seat of the fixed hollow valve body so as to close said outlet path,
wherein said outer tubular support body delimits a variable-volume chamber in fluid communication with said fixed hollow valve body when said obturator is in the open position,
wherein said variable-volume chamber is delimited between an outer fixed cylindrical wall of the outer tubular support body and an inner cylindrical wall of the support body, said inner cylindrical wall being slidable along the axis of the female quick coupling,
wherein opening said fixed hollow valve body can be delayed until complete fluid tight engagement of a second valve body of a male quick coupling with a gasket provided in said inner cylindrical wall of said outer tubular support body, said inner cylindrical wall positioned between said outer fixed cylindrical wall and said fixed hollow valve body,
wherein a fixed guide element supports said obturator, and
a deferring element deferring a movement of said housing and support body relative to said mushroom head.

US Pat. No. 10,655,769

SAFETY LOCK FOR CAM LOCK FITTING

1. An apparatus for a sat lock for cam lock fittings,a) a male and a female conduit, said male and female conduits adapted for being connected to each other, said male conduit having an end thereon and an external peripheral groove adjacent said end, said female conduit having an end thereon and an internal seal disposed therein adjacent said end, wherein said and of said male conduit contacts said seal of said female conduit thereby preventing leakage when said male and female conduits axe connected to each other;
b) a first and a second cam member being pivotally disposed on opposite sides of said female conduit, each of said cam members having a lever portion and a cam portion, wherein each of said cam portions is adapted to pivot through an opening in a wall of said female conduit and into said external peripheral groove so as to removably join said male conduit to said female conduit, wherein each of said cam members has a closed position when said male and female conduits are connected to each other and an open position when said male and female conduits are disconnected from each other;
c) a pair of first and second bosses, each of said first and second bosses disposed on opposite sides of said outer surface of said female conduit, said first and second bosses being disposed on opposite sides of and adjacent each of said openings in said wall of said female conduit, an axle extending through each of said pair of bosses, each of said cam portions adapted for being mounted on said axle so as to rotate through said opening in said wall of said female conduit;
d) each of said pair of bosses adapted to slide along said outer surface of said female conduit in a line parallel to a centerline of said female conduit, wherein each of said pair of bosses moves between rearward and forward positions;
e) a safety handle disposed on said outer surface of said female conduit, said safety handle adapted for movement between a downward position and an upward position; and
f) said safety handle being adapted for connection to each of said pair of bosses, wherein when said safety handle is in said downward position each of said pair of bosses is in said rearward position in which said male and female conduits are sealed thereby preventing leakage between said male and female conduits, wherein when said safety handle is in said upward position each of said pair of bosses is in said forward position in which said male and female conduits are separated from each other thereby allowing leakage between said male and female conduits, wherein if said leakage is observed by an operator said safety handle is moved back to said downward position to permit said male and female conduits to be reconnected to each other, wherein if no leakage is observed by the operator each of said cam members is moved to said open position to allow said male and female conduits to be disconnected from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,655,768

BREAKAWAY CONNECTOR

Site Saver, Inc., Fayett...

1. A connector apparatus for joining a first tubing section to a second tubing section, the apparatus comprising:a first member including a housing clasp extending from the first member;
a second member positioned axially opposite the first member, the second member including a male portion extending from the second member, and the second member including a detent ridge forming a protrusion radially outwardly from the second member;
a housing disposed between the first and second members, the housing including a socket shaped to receive the male portion of the second member;
an axial passage providing a flow path defined inside the housing between the first and second members;
a stem disposed in the axial passage between the first and second members;
a first valve disposed on the first member, wherein the first valve is a check valve; and
a second valve disposed on the second member, wherein the second valve is a check valve,
wherein the housing clasp slides over the detent ridge and applies force against the detent ridge when the first and second members are joined together,
wherein the force between the housing clasp and the detent ridge provides axial resistance between the first and second members when the first and second members are pulled axially away from each other,
wherein the first and second members do not separate until a threshold tensile force is applied between first and second members when the first and second members are pulled axially away from each other,
wherein the stem engages the first valve and opens the first valve and the stem engages the second valve and opens the second valve to allow flow between the first and second members through the axial passage when the male portion of the second member is fully received in the socket of the housing,
wherein the stem is frangible, and the frangible stem is configured to irreparably break into at least two portions when the first and second members are axially pulled apart.

US Pat. No. 10,655,767

ROTATABLE PIPE ADAPTER

1. A pipe adapter comprising:a first tubular element made of a plastic and defining a central axis and having a first portion, a second portion axially adjacent the first portion, and a radially-extending shoulder between the first portion and second portion, the first portion having an inner diameter and an outer diameter, the second portion having an inner diameter larger than the first portion inner diameter and an outer diameter larger than the first portion inner diameter;
a second tubular element made of a plastic and defining a central axis and having a first portion and a second portion axially adjacent the first portion, the first portion of the second tubular element having an inner diameter and an outer diameter just smaller than the inner diameter of the second portion of the first tubular element, the second tubular element first portion having a distal end that abuts the shoulder and having a radially extending stop, the first portion of the second tubular element defining a channel opposing an inner surface of the second portion of the first tubular element;
an annular sealing member located in the channel and between the first portion of the second tubular element and the second portion of the first tubular element and providing an axial seal therebetween; and
an annular securing member made of a plastic and rotatably disposed around the second portion of the second tubular element and located fully within and non-mechanically fixed to the second portion of the first tubular element, the annular securing member contacting the stop to secure the second tubular element axially relative to the first tubular element while also allowing the second tubular element to rotate relative to the first tubular element and annular securing member.

US Pat. No. 10,655,766

FLANGE AND METHOD OF ATTACHING FLANGE PORTIONS TO DUCT MEMBERS

1. A flange for an end portion of a duct member having a thickness, comprising:an inner wall member;
an outer wall member, which wall members are configured to receive the duct member end portion therebetween;
an intermediate member that connects the inner and outer wall members, which intermediate member includes an inner flange panel connected to an outer flange panel; and
a plurality of pre-fabricated fastener entry areas disposed in the inner wall member, and a plurality of first fastener indicators disposed on the outer wall member, wherein the pre-fabricated fastener entry/areas are substantially aligned with the first fastener indicators, each of the plurality of first fastener indicators being sized to guide and each corresponding fastener entry areas being sized to receive a screw fastener there through to fasten the wall members to the end portion of the duct member, and
wherein each of the plurality of first fastener indicators is an alphanumeric character.

US Pat. No. 10,655,765

FITTING FOR COUPLING TO A PIPE

Georg Fischer WAGA N.V., ...

1. A fitting for coupling to at least one pipe, comprising:a sleeve for receiving the at least one pipe, the sleeve having a front slanting surface;
at least one sealing member to provide a seal between the sleeve and the at least one pipe;
a pressure member for applying a pressure to the sleeve and to the at least one pipe, the pressure member having a front slanting surface and a rear slanting surface;
gripper teeth provided on the pressure member and arranged to act on the at least one pipe; and
an actuator for exerting a pressure to the pressure member, the actuator including a pressure ring having a rear slanting surface, the pressure ring acting on the pressure member through cooperation between the rear slanting surface of the pressure ring and the front slanting surface of the pressure member;
wherein the at least one sealing member is connected with or pressed against the sleeve without being positioned between either the front slanting surface of the pressure member and the rear slanting surface of the pressure ring, or the rear slanting surface of the pressure member and the front slanting surface of the sleeve; and,
wherein the pressure member engages an upper surface of the at least one sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,655,764

SEALING SLEEVE WITH LEAKAGE DETECTION

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A sealing sleeve with leakage detection, the sleeve comprising:an absorbing layer; and
a sensor arrangement,
wherein the absorbing layer is configured to be attached to a surface of an article containing a fluid and to absorb the fluid in case of a leakage,
wherein the sensor arrangement includes a capacitive humidity sensor,
wherein a thickness of the absorbing layer increases with an amount of absorbed fluid, and
wherein the sensor arrangement is configured to detect a level of saturation of the absorbing layer with the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,763

PIPE CONNECTION

VOSS Fluid GmbH, Wipperf...

1. A pipe connection for connecting a metallic thin-walled pipeline, comprisinga pipeline having a formed connection portion which emanating from the connection end thereof increases in a truncated-cone shaped manner at a first cone angle (?) and there on the outer circumferential face thereof forms an encircling sealing face and, adjoining thereto, has a shoulder having a locating face,
and a connector port having a connector thread and a connector bore which emanating from the opening thereof decreases in a truncated-cone shaped manner at a second cone angle (??) which is adapted to the first cone angle (?) of the connection portion in the region of the sealing face and there on the inner circumference forms an encircling connector face bearing on the sealing face,
and a collar screw part having a tension thread and having a through opening which on the inner circumference has an encircling tension face for bearing on the locating face, wherein the connection portion from the shoulder up to the original pipe circumference decreases in a truncated-cone shaped manner at a third cone angle (?) and there on the outer circumferential face thereof forms an encircling locating face, wherein the through opening of the collar screw part adjoining the tension thread decreases in a truncated-cone shaped manner at a fourth cone angle (??) which is adapted to the third cone angle (?) of the connection portion in the region of the locating face and there on the inner circumference forms an encircling tension face bearing on the locating face,
wherein the first cone angle (?) of the connection portion in the region of the sealing face and the second cone angle (??) of the connector bore in the region of the connector face are in the range of about 38° to 50°, the third cone angle (?) of the connection portion in the region of the locating face and the fourth cone angle (??) of the through opening in the region of the tension face is larger than the first cone angle (?) of the connection portion in the region of the sealing face by at least 90°, wherein the first, second, third and fourth cone angles are measured as opening angles of respective cones defined thereby.

US Pat. No. 10,655,762

THREADED RETAINER

Oetiker NY, Inc., Lancas...

1. A threaded retainer, comprising:a body, said body including a distal end and a first through-bore;
a first screw thread operatively arranged on an outer surface of said body, wherein, said first screw thread is arranged to secure said threaded retainer to a fluid connector including a second screw thread, said first screw thread corresponding with said second screw thread;
a tapered surface extending radially outward from said distal end to said first screw thread;
a first shoulder arranged on said body, wherein said first shoulder is arranged to abut against a second shoulder of said fluid connector; and,
an axial gap between said distal end and a third shoulder of said fluid connector, wherein said axial gap is formed when said fluid connector is secured to said threaded retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,761

FACE-SEALING FLUIDIC CONNECTION SYSTEM

1. A fitting assembly for a flat-bottomed port, the fitting assembly comprising:a tube having a second passageway therethrough and adapted to fit in the first passageway of a nut, wherein the tube has a first end and a second end, and wherein the first end of the tube has a tube seal face;
a cylindrical transfer tube having a first end and a second end and having a third passageway therethrough, wherein the tube seal face is located within the third passageway proximal to the first end of the transfer tube, wherein the first end of the transfer tube comprises a pocket portion, and wherein the second end of the transfer tube is adapted to be secured by the nut; and
a cylindrical ferrule in contact with the tube seal face and in fluid communication with the first passageway, wherein the ferrule is adapted to seal the first passageway when the nut is threadedly engaged in a flat-bottomed port, wherein the ferrule has a largest outer diameter, wherein a portion of the transfer tube abuts a portion of the ferrule that extends cylindrically between the tube and the pocket portion of the transfer tube, thereby applying an axial load to the ferrule, wherein the transfer tube has a largest outer diameter that is greater than the largest outer diameter of the ferrule, and wherein the ferrule is retained with an interference fit in the pocket portion of the transfer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,655,760

REFRIGERANT PIPE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE REFRIGERANT PIPE, AND HEAT EXCHANGER INCLUDING THE REFRIGERANT PIPE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigerant pipe comprising:a heat-exchanger-side pipe having a pipe component insertion flare formed at an end portion of the heat-exchanger-side pipe and at least one protrusion formed on an inner peripheral surface of the pipe component insertion flare; and
a pipe component having a smaller outer diameter than an inner diameter of the pipe component insertion flare, wherein
a protrusion diameter, which is defined by a radially innermost point of the protrusion, is less than the outer diameter of the pipe component,
a distal end section of the pipe component is located inside the pipe component insertion flare and extends from a distal end of the pipe component to an entrance of the insertion flare when the pipe component is fully inserted in the pipe component insertion flare,
the pipe component has a groove formed by the at least one protrusion,
the pipe component is held by the heat-exchanger-side pipe with the at least one protrusion and the groove in contact with each other,
the distal end section of the pipe component is cylindrical and has a uniform outer diameter prior to being inserted into the pipe component insertion flare, and
the protrusion contacts the pipe component at a location spaced apart from the distal end of the pipe component.

US Pat. No. 10,655,759

PIPE WITH ALTERNATING SECTIONS

OmniMax International, In...

1. A plastic drain pipe for drainage comprising:a first end;
a second end; and
a pipe sub-section between the first end and the second end comprising:
a collapsible section of corrugated pipe having a first joining area and a second joining area;
a first non-collapsible section of corrugated pipe connected to the collapsible section of corrugated pipe at the first joining area, wherein the first non-collapsible section comprises a first plurality of corrugations; and
a second non-collapsible section of corrugated pipe connected to the collapsible section of corrugated pipe at the second joining area, wherein the second non-collapsible section comprises a second plurality of corrugations,
wherein an outermost diameter of the collapsible section of corrugated pipe is approximately the same as an outermost diameter of the first non-collapsible section of corrugated pipe and an outermost diameter of the second non-collapsible section of corrugated pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,655,758

HOSE CARRIER

1. An apparatus providing rolling support for a hose or conduit, comprising:a single first inner base frame element implemented in a substantially cylindrical shape with outward extending projections having mounting bores for carrier wheels, open on one side sufficiently to place the frame element over the hose or conduit, and having male projections extending on both ends in the direction of an axis of the cylindrical shape;
two outer base frame elements outward extending projections having mounting bores for carrier wheels, each having a side opening to accommodate the hose or conduit, and a bore in the axis direction on one end only, sized to engage one of the male projections of the inner base frame element; and
cam operated mechanisms implemented proximate the ends of the inner and the outer base frame elements, enabling the base frame elements to be joined, capturing the hose or conduit, and presenting roller wheels outward upon which the hose or conduit is carried.

US Pat. No. 10,655,757

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DIRECT TIE-IN OF SUBSEA PIPELINES

EQUINOR ENERGY AS, Stava...

1. A method of installing a subsea pipeline having a direct tie-in to a subsea structure comprising: landing a pipeline end of a pipeline onto a pipeline landing frame, wherein the pipeline landing frame is located on a top surface of a subsea structure and provides a temporary landing location for landing the pipeline end of the pipeline before connection of the pipeline end to a connection point of the subsea structure; subsequently lowering the pipeline end from the temporary landing location to a direct tie-in connection position; and connecting the pipeline end in the direct tie-in connection position to the connection point of the subsea structure by a direct tie-in, wherein the step of landing the pipeline end comprises landing a distal end of the pipeline on the pipeline landing frame on the top surface of the subsea structure, and the step of subsequently lowering the pipeline end comprises lowering the distal end of the pipeline to the direct tie-in connection position at a location below the top surface of the subsea structure, and further comprising the step of: after the step of landing the pipeline end and before the step of subsequently lowering the pipeline end, adjusting an axial position of the pipeline end to match the direct tie-in connection position that is below the top surface of the subsea structure such that a residual curvature section is formed in the pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,655,756

METHOD OF GOVERNING THE ELEVATION, ATTITUDE AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF A PRESSURE-CONTAINING VESSEL IN A BODY OF LIQUID

1. A flotation control system comprising:a pressure containing vessel;
a first source of a flotation medium capable of increasing a buoyancy of said vessel in, a liquid and a second source of an incompressible ballast medium capable of decreasing said buoyancy of said vessel in the liquid;
a pig, held in confinement by the inner walls of said vessel and dividing said vessel into reciprocal serial hydraulically discrete compartments, a first said compartment in discrete communication with said first source for transmitting said flotation medium therebetween and a second said compartment in discrete communication with said second source for transmitting said incompressible ballast medium therebetween;
a first valve connected between said first source and said first compartment for controlling flow of said flotation medium into and out of said first compartment and a second valve connected between said second source and said second compartment for controlling flow of said incompressible ballast medium into and out of said second compartment, said first valve being operable to fix a quantity of said flotation medium in said first compartment and said second valve being operable to vary a quantity of said incompressible ballast medium in said second compartment to control an elevation of said pressure-containing vessel in the body of liquid; and
a flow meter measuring said quantity of incompressible ballast medium injected into and exhausted from said second compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,655,755

SENSOR CONNECTION STRUCTURE

TLV CO., LTD., Hyogo (JP...

1. A sensor connection structure configured to be disposed in a pipe unit, the pipe unit including a main pipe, a plurality of branch pipes connected to each of left and right of the main pipe, and a plurality of valves disposed in the branch pipes, the pipe unit being configured to allow fluid to flow in the pipe unit, the main pipe extending vertically being attached to, and supported by, a strut extending vertically, the sensor connection structure comprising:a plurality of sensors that are respectively disposed on the plurality of valves and detect operating states of the valves;
a plurality of connection boxes arranged along an axis of the main pipe, directly connected to each other in series through electric wire pipes, directly attached to the main pipe through a plate-shaped attachment base, and directly connected to the plurality of sensors through electric wire pipes; and
a terminal unit connected to one of the plurality of connection boxes through an electric wire pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,655,754

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DIAPHRAGM VALVE, SYSTEM AND READING DEVICE

1. Method for operating a diaphragm valve, which comprises the step of reading out data, from at least one data memory integrated into the diaphragm valve, by means of a reading device, characterized in that the method further comprises the steps of:a. transmitting the read-out data to a processing device which is arranged remote from the reading device and the diaphragm valve;
b. providing access to data present in the processing device that is characterized by at least one of: at least one property of the diaphragm of the diaphragm valve; at least one property of a component of the diaphragm valve that is not the diaphragm; and at least one property of the diaphragm valve; and
c. synchronizing the transmitted data with data present in the processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,655,753

HYDRAULIC VALVE

CLAVERHAM LTD., Bristol ...

1. An electrohydraulic spool valve, comprising:a spool, axially movable within a manifold, wherein the spool comprises an axial conduit providing a fluid connection with a first end face of the spool and a radial conduit providing a fluid connection with said axial conduit;
a position feedback system provided at the first end of the spool, wherein the position feedback system is in a lower pressure region which is fluidly connected to a system drain; and
an end cap provided on said first end so as to form a mechanical seal around the spool and thereby separate the lower pressure region from a first higher pressure reservoir between the end cap and the first end of the spool,
wherein the position feedback system comprises a first sensor part attached to the spool at a location between said radial conduit and said end cap, such that the axial conduit bypasses the first sensor part.

US Pat. No. 10,655,752

INTERNAL VALVE MANIFOLD

Rosemount Inc., Shakopee...

1. A valve system, comprising:an isolation manifold configured to selectively isolate the process fluid pressure transmitter from the process, the isolation manifold, having a recess, a first fluid port, and a second fluid port; a valve disposed entirely within the recess and fluidically interposed between the first fluid port and the second fluid port, the valve having a rotatable needle having an end that is configured to be displaced relative to a valve seat upon rotation, wherein fluidic communication between the first fluid port and the second fluid port is inhibited when the end of the needle is engaged with the valve seat;
a packing gland configured to be disposed within the recess and configured to be threaded into the recess of the manifold; and
a jam nut configured to be disposed within the recess and configured to bear against the packing gland, the jam nut having a surface that is configured to be engaged by a socket.

US Pat. No. 10,655,751

HOSE BIB HANDLE REPLACEMENT SYSTEM

1. A hose bib handle replacement system, the system comprising:a handle portion, and
an adapter having an at least partially cylindrical wall defining an open interior sized to receive a portion of a hose bib,
wherein the handle portion is attached or attachable to a top surface of the adapter and has a radial dimension larger than the adapter, wherein the adapter comprises a clamping mechanism comprising a plurality of openings substantially equally spaced around the wall and a plurality of clamping members each receivable in an opening and adapted to clamp onto the portion of the hose bib in the interior, wherein the clamping mechanism can clamp onto different size and shape portions of the hose bib, and wherein the adapter can be clamped onto the portion of the hose bib in the interior when the handle portion is attached to the adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,655,750

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENGAGING AN APPLIANCE CLOSURE VALVE

1. An apparatus for engaging a closure valve, comprising:an extension shaft having a first end and a second end;
a handle attached to the first end of the extension shaft;
a handle attachment device attached to the second end of the extension shaft and adapted to fit over and around a rotatable knob of the closure valve; and
wherein the handle attachment device includes a housing having;
a first non-pivoting catch, and
a second pivoting catch,
wherein the first non-pivoting catch and the second pivoting catch extend from an underside of the housing radially inward toward a center of the housing such that the first non-pivoting catch and the second pivoting catch are configured to engage a lower surface of the rotatable knob when the housing is fit over and around the rotatable knob
wherein a width of the first non-pivoting catch is less than a width of the second pivoting catch.

US Pat. No. 10,655,749

VALVE OPERATOR ASSEMBLY WITH CLUTCH MECHANISM AND VALVE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH ASSEMBLY

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...

1. A valve operator assembly comprising:a tubular housing extending along a central axis,
an input member rotatably mounted with respect to the housing,
a transmission mechanism arranged in an inner bore of the housing and extending along the central axis, the transmission mechanism providing a rotating element connected to the input member and a translating element, the transmission mechanism adapted to convert applied rotation of the input member to the rotating element into axial translation of the translating element,
at least one rolling bearing radially arranged between an inner bore of the housing and the rotating element of the transmission mechanism to support in rotation and guide the rotating element within the housing,
the valve operator assembly further provides a clutch mechanism to permit transmission of a driving torque from the input member to the rotating element in both directions around the central axis, and prevent any back-driving torque from the rotating element to the input member in either direction, the clutch mechanism extending along the central axis, arranged between the housing and the rotating element, and provided with:
a casing mounted on the housing by fixing means,
a first axial sleeve mounted on the rotating element and a second axial sleeve mounted with the input member, the axial sleeves being axially adjacent one to the other,
locking members arranged between the first sleeve and second sleeve, each of the locking members being in contact with the first sleeve and with the second sleeve, in such a way that each of the locking members is in a locked position to lock the second sleeve with the first sleeve when the driving torque in either direction around the central axis is applied to the second sleeve to transmit the braking torque from the second sleeve to the first sleeve, the locking members being in an unlocked position when the first sleeve is in back-driving torque in either direction around the central axis, and
a first rolling bearing being radially arranged between the first sleeve and an inner bore of the casing, and a second rolling bearing is radially arranged between the second sleeve and the inner bore of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,748

MAGNETIC LATCHING SOLENOID VALVE

Bendix Commercial Vehicle...

1. A latching valve, comprising:a valve body defining a fluid chamber, a supply port in fluid communication with the fluid chamber and through which fluid is supplied to the fluid chamber, a delivery port in fluid communication with fluid chamber and through which fluid is delivered from the fluid chamber, and an exhaust port in fluid communication with the fluid chamber and an atmosphere and through which fluid is exhausted from the fluid chamber to the atmosphere;
a solenoid disposed within the fluid chamber of the valve body, the solenoid including
an annular pole piece defining a fluid passage extending along an axis between the fluid chamber and the exhaust port, the pole piece having a first end facing the exhaust port and a second end defining a first valve seat;
a coil disposed about the pole piece;
a housing having a first portion disposed radially outwardly of the coil, and second and third portions extending radially inwardly from the first portion and disposed on opposite sides of the coil, the third portion radially aligned with the pole piece;
an armature having a first end configured for engagement with the first valve seat and a second end configured for engagement with a second valve seat formed in the valve body between the fluid chamber and the supply port, the armature radially aligned with the second portion of the housing; and,
a return spring biasing the armature towards the second valve seat; and,
a magnet ring disposed about the armature and in contact with the second portion of the housing
wherein the solenoid further includes a bobbin configured to receive the pole piece and armature and supporting the coil and the magnet ring, the bobbin extending through, and disposed radially inward, of the magnet ring.

US Pat. No. 10,655,747

DOUBLE-ARMATURE SOLENOID VALVE AND OPERATING METHOD

Kendrion (Markdorf) GmbH,...

1. A double-armature solenoid valve, comprising:a first armature and a second armature arranged axially opposite each other along a common adjustment axis, the first armature and the second armature axially adjustable toward each other into a respective open position and away from each other into a respective closed position;
a coil mechanism configured to provide a magnetic flux in both the first armature and the second armature such that the first armature and the second armature are adjustable toward each other along the adjustment axis;
at least one first restoring spring applying a first spring force to the first armature axially away from the second armature;
at least one second restoring spring applying a second spring force to the second armature axially away from the first armature;
a first sealing element corresponding to the first armature and selectively sealing an inlet opening configured to communicate a pressurized fluid from a motor vehicle fuel system, the inlet opening arranged on an axial side of the first armature opposite the second armature;
a second sealing element corresponding to the second armature and selectively sealing an outlet opening configured to communicate the fluid, the outlet opening arranged on an axial side of the second armature opposite the first armature, the inlet opening and the outlet opening connected in a fluid-conducting fashion via a connecting duct;
wherein the first armature and the second armature respectively have a different closing time for closing the inlet opening and the outlet opening respectively, such that when an energization of the coil mechanism is at least one of interrupted and reduced the inlet opening is closable more quickly via the first armature than the outlet opening via the second armature; and
wherein an inlet opening cross-sectional area having an effective adjustment force with respect to the first armature is smaller than an outlet opening cross-sectional area having an adjustment force which is effective with respect to the second armature.

US Pat. No. 10,655,746

SOLENOID VALVE

SOKEN, INC., Aichi-Pref....

1. A solenoid valve used in a gas flow path, comprising:a coil;
a sleeve placed inside of the coil;
a magnetic body placed inside of the sleeve and configured to be moved in an axial direction with supply of electricity to the coil;
a valve portion configured to open and close the gas flow path accompanied with movement of the magnetic body, the valve portion including:
a valve element leading end that is a part of the magnetic body at an end thereof; and
a valve seat coming into contact with the valve element leading end accompanied with movement of the magnetic body;
a first groove in an inner surface of the sleeve, the first groove extending in the axial direction;
a second groove in the inner surface of the sleeve, the second groove intersecting the first groove and extending in a circumferential direction; and
a spring that engages an opposite end of the magnetic body to the valve element leading end, the spring being housed outside the second groove,
wherein the first groove extends at least from the second groove toward a valve portion-side of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,655,745

QUICK CHANGE VALVE TRIM ASSEMBLY

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A pressure regulator comprising:a valve body having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet connected by a fluid passageway, and an orifice being disposed between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet;
a valve seat disposed within the fluid passageway;
a movable valve plug, the valve plug being disposed within the fluid passageway, the valve plug interacting with the valve seat to selectively open or close the fluid passageway, the valve plug including an annular ridge; and
a cage disposed in the fluid passageway, the cage surrounding the valve plug, the cage including a mechanical stop, the annular ridge and the mechanical stop sized to engage one another to thereby limit movement of the valve plug relative to the cage in a direction away from the valve seat,
wherein the mechanical stop is an internal ring having a diameter that is smaller than a widest diameter of the annular ridge, wherein the annular ridge is disposed a first distance from the valve seat and the mechanical stop is disposed a second distance from the valve seat, the second distance greater than the first distance,
wherein the cage includes a first region having a first diameter and a second region having a second diameter, the first diameter being larger than the second diameter and both the first and second diameters being larger than the diameter of the internal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,655,744

REAL-TIME EROSION CONTROL IN FLOW CONDUITS

WorleyParsons Europe Ltd....

1. An apparatus for mitigating erosion in flow conduits, comprising:a housing configured to be disposed in a flow conduit including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and a flow path there between;
a movable insert disposed within the housing and configured to disrupt or direct a flow pattern of a fluid passing from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet to thereby alter a wear pattern along the flow conduit, wherein the movable insert comprises an index plate having two or more holes positionable within the flow path, and wherein the movable insert comprises replaceable wear surfaces disposed in one or more of the at least two holes; and
a mechanism to adjust a position of the movable insert.

US Pat. No. 10,655,743

CARBIDE INSERT ASSEMBLY HAVING A FUSED RETAINER

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A carbide insert assembly for use in a control valve having a valve stem and a flow passage, the carbide insert assembly comprising:a housing having an inner radial surface defining a recess;
a valve seat at least partially disposed within the recess of the housing and adapted to be disposed in the flow passage;
a carbide insert at least partially disposed within the recess of the housing; and
a metal retainer at least partially disposed within the recess of the housing adjacent the carbide insert, the metal retainer being fused to the housing and being structurally separate from the carbide insert,
wherein the carbide insert has a first outer radial surface directly engaging the inner radial surface of the housing, wherein the metal retainer has a second outer radial surface directly engaging the inner radial surface of the housing, the first and second outer radial surfaces being aligned along a common axis, and wherein the valve seat has a third outer radial surface directly engaging the inner radial surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,742

FLUID INJECTION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

ZYNON TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, ...

1. A fluid injection device for injecting a dispensable fluid into a pressurized system having therein relatively high and low pressure zones of a pressurized fluid, the fluid injection device comprising:a tube having an inlet end and an outlet end;
the inlet end having thereon an inlet closure member which is connectible in fluid flow communication to such high pressure zone, and the outlet end having thereon an outlet fixture which is connectible in fluid flow communication with such low pressure zone, to thereby enable connection of the injection device to such pressurized system;
the outlet fixture comprising an impermeable, rupturable membrane spaced from the inlet closure member to define within the tube a closed storage chamber disposed between the inlet closure member and the membrane, the membrane being configured to close the outlet fixture to fluid flow therethrough;
a dispensable fluid disposed within the closed storage chamber; and
the inlet closure member being operable from a closed position which seals the inlet end to an open position which opens the inlet end to passage therethrough of such pressurized fluid from such high pressure zone into the device, whereby upon connection of the fluid injection device to such pressurized system, the membrane is ruptured and the dispensable fluid is dispensed through the outlet fixture into such low pressure zone.

US Pat. No. 10,655,741

ROTARY JOINT

NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO....

1. A rotary joint comprising:a tubular case body in which a first flow passage, open on an inner circumferential side of the tubular case body, is formed;
an outer cylinder body provided to be relatively rotatable inside the tubular case body, wherein a second flow passage, open on an outer circumferential side of the outer cylinder body, and a third flow passage, open on an inner circumferential side of the outer cylinder body, are formed in the outer cylinder body;
an inner shaft body provided to be relatively rotatable inside the outer cylinder body, a fourth flow passage, open on an outer circumferential side of the inner shaft body, is formed in the inner shaft body;
a first mechanical seal provided in a first annular space formed between the tubular case body and the outer cylinder body to form a first connecting flow passage that connects the first flow passage and the second flow passage to each other by dividing the first annular space;
a second mechanical seal provided in a second annular space formed between the outer cylinder body and the inner shaft body to form a second connecting flow passage that connects the third flow passage and the fourth flow passage to each other by dividing the second annular space;
a first communication path formed using a part of the first mechanical seal to allow communication between a first sealing liquid region and a first opening of a through-hole disposed on one end side of the through-hole; and
a second communication path formed using a part of the second mechanical seal to allow communication between a second sealing liquid region and a second opening of the through-hole disposed on an other end side of the through-hole,
wherein the first sealing liquid region, in which a sealing liquid is supplied between the first mechanical seal and the tubular case body, is formed in the first annular space,
the second sealing liquid region, in which a sealing liquid is supplied between the second mechanical seal and the inner shaft body, is formed in the second annular space, and
the through-hole penetrates the outer cylinder body in a radial direction from an outer circumferential surface of the outer cylinder body to an inner circumferential surface of the outer cylinder body.

US Pat. No. 10,655,740

WORK MACHINE

HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACH...

1. A work machine comprising:one hydraulic pump having a regulator that controls a flow rate and direction of a hydraulic working fluid delivered;
a single rod hydraulic cylinder driven by the hydraulic working fluid and configured to drive a work device;
a hydraulic closed circuit that connects in a closed-circuit fashion, with the one hydraulic pump and the single rod hydraulic cylinder being connected by a flow line through which the hydraulic working fluid flows;
another hydraulic pump that delivers a hydraulic working fluid;
a relief valve connected to a delivery flow line of the other hydraulic pump;
a first flow line connected to a head side hydraulic fluid chamber of the single rod hydraulic cylinder of the hydraulic closed circuit;
a first check valve connected so as to be capable of supplying the hydraulic working fluid to the first flow line from the delivery flow line of the other hydraulic pump;
a second flow line connected to a rod side hydraulic fluid chamber of the single rod hydraulic cylinder of the hydraulic closed circuit;
a second check valve connected so as to be capable of supplying the hydraulic working fluid to the second flow line from the delivery flow line of the other hydraulic pump;
a third flow line connected to a tank via the relief valve; and
a flushing valve, wherein the flushing valve has:
a valve main body connected to the first flow line, the second flow line, and the third flow line;
a spool that can select, in accordance with a position where the spool is arranged in the valve main body, a connection between the first flow line and the third flow line, a connection between the second flow line and the third flow line, or an interruption of the connection between the first flow line, the second flow line, and the third flow line;
a first recess section formed on a first end surface of the spool in an axial direction of the spool;
a first piston slidably fit-engaged with the first recess section;
a first liquid chamber that is formed between the first piston and the first recess section inside the valve main body and into which the hydraulic working fluid from the first flow line flows;
a second recess section formed on a second end surface of the spool in an axial direction of the spool;
a second piston slidably fit-engaged with the second recess section; and
a second liquid chamber that is formed between the second piston and the second recess section inside the valve main body and into which the hydraulic working fluid from the second flow line flows, wherein
the first piston pressurizes the hydraulic working fluid having flowed into the first liquid chamber and moves the spool to a position where the second flow line and the third flow line are communicated together by hydraulic pressure of the first liquid chamber, and
the second piston pressurizes the hydraulic working fluid having flowed into the second liquid chamber and moves the spool to a position where the first flow line and the third flow line are communicated together, by a hydraulic pressure of the second liquid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,655,739

LOCKING MECHANISM FOR SEALING MEMBER OF VALVE

1. An apparatus for locking a sealing member of a valve in a piping system or an enclosed system, comprising:a locking mechanism housing having a upper end, a lower end opposed to the upper end, and a body between the upper end and the lower end;
a locking mechanism opening formed on the body;a locking mechanism disposed in the locking mechanism opening;wherein the locking mechanism further comprises a locking diaphragm sealed around the locking mechanism opening,
wherein the locking diaphragm is configured to form a curvature outward the locking mechanism housing and is above the sealing member of the valve, and
wherein the curvature moves toward to the locking mechanism opening when the locking diaphragm moves inwardly to the locking mechanism opening;
a sealing member;
a valve housing;
wherein the locking mechanism housing, the locking mechanism opening, the locking mechanism, and the sealing member is disposed inside the valve housing;
wherein a first pressure exists in the upper end of the locking mechanism housing; and
wherein a second pressure exists in the lower end of the locking mechanism housing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,738

MULTISTAGE STACKED DISC CHOKE

National Oilwell Varco, L...

1. A multistage stacked disk choke, comprising:a housing having a high pressure inlet port and a low pressure outlet port;
a monolithic assembly of at least two sintered disks comprising a circular tubular inlet port formed partially as two semicircular tubular inlet ports in a face of a first disk of the at least two sintered disks and a face of a second disk of the at least two sintered disks, the circular tubular inlet port in fluid communication with an outer periphery of the monolithic assembly and in fluid communication with the housing inlet port, a circular circumferential galley formed between the outer periphery and an inner periphery of the monolithic assembly and formed to intersect the circular tubular inlet port, and a circular tubular outlet port in fluid communication with the circular circumferential galley, and an internal bore radially inward from the tubular outlet port and in fluid communication with the tubular outlet port, wherein the circular circumferential galley extends circumferentially around the entire bore;
a cage having a bore with a cross section sized to receive the monolithic assembly within the bore, the cage having a cage inlet port in fluid communication with the circular tubular inlet port of the monolithic assembly;
a seat in the choke configured to longitudinally support the monolithic assembly, the seat having a seat bore in fluid communication with the low pressure outlet port of the choke; and
a plug sized to move longitudinally inside the bore of the monolithic assembly and selectively restrict flow through the tubular outlet port, the tubular inlet port, or a combination thereof,
such that in operation fluid flows from the high pressure inlet port through the cage inlet port into the circular tubular inlet port of the monolithic assembly, and is redirected into the circular circumferential galley intersecting the circular tubular inlet port and into the circular tubular outlet port offset from the circular circumferential galley, into the bore of the monolithic assembly to the bore in the seat, and out through the low pressure outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,655,737

DUAL SEAT VALVE

Engip LLC, Conroe, TX (U...

1. A dual seat valve assembly comprising:a) a housing including a bore and having a fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet,
b) a first valve seat located within the bore and an axially movable plunger having a first valve surface located within the housing, together forming a first valve,
c) a second valve seat concentric with the first valve seat and an axially movable second valve surface adapted to engage the second valve seat thereby together forming a second valve, the axially movable second valve surface being located on an end portion of a hollow sleeve, the axially movable plunger being partially positioned within the hollow sleeve,
d) a piston terminating in a planar surface positioned within the hollow sleeve,
e) a spring located between the planar surface of the piston and the plunger, and
f) a piston cylinder having an inlet and an outlet for axially moving the piston within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,655,736

SLIDING COMPONENT

EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.,...

1. A sliding component capable of suppressing leakage of a fluid containing a deposit-generation-causing substance from sliding faces, comprising:a pair of sliding parts which slide relative to each other,
wherein one of the sliding parts is a stationary-side seal ring having one of the sliding faces and the other of the sliding parts is a rotating-side seal ring having another of the sliding faces,
wherein the sliding face of the stationary-side seal ring is provided with at least one fluid circulation groove, all of which fluid circulation groove(s) each is/are provided only on a high-pressure fluid side and constituted by an entrance portion and an exit portion apart from each other by a land portion of the sliding face of the stationary-side seal ring, and a communication portion connecting the entrance portion and the exit portion, wherein each fluid circulation groove communicates with the high-pressure fluid side via the entrance portion and the exit portion and is separated from a low-pressure fluid side by the land portion of the sliding face of the stationary-side seal ring,
wherein the rotating-side seal ring is formed to have a larger outer diameter and a smaller inner diameter than an outer diameter and an inner diameter of the stationary-side seal ring, respectively, in a manner that an outer sliding face margin (So) and an inner sliding face margin (Si) are formed circumferentially on a radially outer side and a radially inner side of a sliding portion (Ss) of the sliding face of the rotating-side seal ring, respectively, wherein So, Ss, and Si are formed on a same plane orthogonal to an axial direction of the rotating-side seal ring,
wherein at least one groove into which a claw of a rotational force transmission member for transmitting a rotational force of a rotating shaft is loosely fitted at a bottom of the at least one groove is provided in the outer sliding face margin (So) on an outer periphery of the rotating-side seal ring, wherein the bottom of the at least one groove is a deepest part of the at least one groove in a radial direction, wherein a width of the bottom of the at least one groove in a circumferential direction is greater than a width of the claw in the circumferential direction, and gaps having a depth of the bottom of the at least one groove are formed next to the claw in the at least one groove in the circumferential direction,
wherein a width of the at least one groove in the circumferential direction is smaller than a length in the circumferential direction between the entrance portion and the exit portion of the fluid circulation groove,
wherein WMR/WSR is set within a range of 0.75 wherein the at least one groove includes a plurality of grooves arranged in the circumferential direction in a manner that when one of the grooves is positioned facing the entrance portion of the at least one fluid circulation groove, all other grooves are not positioned facing the exit portion of the at least one fluid circulation groove such that pressure fluctuates at the entrance portion and at the exit portion, alternately, to suppress a deposit of the substance contained in the fluid, while the at least one fluid circulation groove on the stationary-side seal ring and the plurality of grooves on the rotating-side seal ring move relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,655,735

SEAL ARRANGEMENT WITH SEALING FILM

TRELLEBORG SEALING SOLUTI...

1. A seal arrangement, comprising:two machine parts which are arranged so as to be movable toward one another along a or about a movement axis, wherein one of the two machine parts realizes a seal holding structure and the respectively other machine part realizes a sealing surface;
a sealing device which is held on/in the seal holding structure for the dynamic sealing of a sealing gap realized between the two machine parts;
wherein the sealing device includes a sealing element and a pre-tensioning element which is separate from the sealing element and by means of which the sealing element is tensioned against the sealing surface of the respectively other machine part in the radial direction;
wherein the sealing element is formed by an elastically deformable sealing film, the sealing film comprising a smooth surface without macroscopic structures on either side in the non-loaded or non-mounted state; and
wherein the pre-tensioning element forms, on the sealing film side, an embossed structure in the form of an annular bead, which comprises a first and a second flank which are arranged sloping to the sealing surface at various flank angles ?, ?, and wherein the embossed structure presses in such a manner into the sealing film that the sealing film bears against the sealing surface with a contact pressure progression which corresponds to the embossed structure of the pre-tensioning element.

US Pat. No. 10,655,734

DEVICE FOR SEALING A VALVE

1. A device for sealing a valve, comprising:a cooling system disposed about an axis and having an annular inside wall and an annular outside wall spaced radially outwardly from the annular inside wall and defining an annular recess radially between the annular inside and annular outside walls;
a sealing ring positioned about the axis and having an annular wall partially received in the annular recess of the cooling system and partially extending outside of the annular recess and positioned adjacent to the annular outside wall of the cooling system, and having a spaced annular lip at least partially received in the annular recess and extending axially and tapering radially inwardly away from the annular wall to a contact point and engaging the annular inside wall;
wherein the sealing ring is positioned at an inlet side and/or an outlet side of a valve housing;
wherein the annular wall of the sealing ring generally has a tubular shape and extends axially from a distal end received in the annular recess to a contact face for sealingly engaging the valve housing; and
the contact face of the annular wall positioned entirely radially inwardly of the distal end of the annular wall and defining an outer shoulder between the contact face and the distal end along a radial outer surface of the annular wall and defining an inner shoulder along a radially inner surface of the annular wall such that a pressure against the outer shoulder biases the inner shoulder against the annular inside wall of the cooling system to seal the annular wall against the cooling system.

US Pat. No. 10,655,733

ELASTOMERIC SEAL HAVING IMPACT PROTECTING PROTRUSIONS

1. An impact resistant seal comprising;an annular body extending between a first axial end and a second axial end, the annular body having a longitudinal axis extending axially therethrough;
a first anchor formed on the first axial end;
a second anchor formed on the second axial end;
an elastomeric section having a straight leg extending from the first anchor, the straight leg comprising a cylindrical inner surface and a cylindrical exterior surface that are each coaxial with the longitudinal axis, a first bend extending radially inward from the straight leg, the first bend having an arcuate inner surface and an arcuate exterior surface, the elastomeric section extending between the first anchor and the second anchor, the elastomeric section being expandable and contractible in response to movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor;
a first plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from the cylindrical exterior surface in a radially outward direction and extending circumferentially around the elastomeric section, adjacent ones of the first plurality of protrusions being spaced apart from one another by a predetermined spacing magnitude configured to accommodate the movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor; and
a second plurality of protrusions extending outwardly from the arcuate exterior surface at directions different from one another and different from the radial direction, the second plurality of protrusions extending circumferentially around the elastomeric section, adjacent ones of the second plurality of protrusions being spaced apart from one another by a predetermined spacing magnitude configured to accommodate the movement of the first anchor relative to the second anchor.

US Pat. No. 10,655,732

GEAR POSITION DETECTING DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A gear position detecting device for detecting a selected gear position from a plurality of gear positions of a multi-position transmission that is configured to be selectable between the plurality of gear positions according to a turning motion of a shift drum, comprising:a rotation angle sensor for detecting a turn position of the shift drum; and
a position sensor for detecting that the shift drum is at a first turn position,
wherein the rotation angle sensor is a volume sensor that linearly increases or decreases an output voltage according to a turning motion of the shift drum and that has a dead zone between a minimum voltage position and a maximum voltage position,
the first turn position is set without overlapping the dead zone of the rotation angle sensor,
the shift drum is configured with a first gear position of the plurality of gear positions being selected at a second turn position located between the first turn position and the dead zone and a second gear position of the plurality of gear positions being selected at a third turn position turned by 360 degrees from the second turn position, and
an output signal of the rotation angle sensor and an output signal of the position sensor indicates whether the shift drum is at the second turn position or at the third turn position.

US Pat. No. 10,655,731

CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

JATCO LTD, Fuji-Shi (JP)...

1. A control device for a continuously variable transmission, the control device controlling a continuously variable transmission including a continuously variable transmission mechanism configured to continuously change a speed ratio and a sub-transmission mechanism configured to select a first gear position or a second gear position having a speed ratio smaller than the first gear position by engaging or disengaging a plurality of friction engaging elements, the control device comprising a controller configured to:select a first shift line or a second shift line as a shift line in switching from the first gear position to the second gear position, the first shift line prioritizing a learning of a hydraulic pressure with which a friction engaging element engaged at the first gear position starts to slip and a learning of a hydraulic pressure with which a friction engaging element engaged at the second gear position starts to transmit a torque, the second shift line being a shift line in a Low side with respect to the first shift line, the second shift line prioritizing a fuel efficiency of a driving source; and
switch the sub-transmission mechanism from the first gear position to the second gear position on the basis of the selected shift line.

US Pat. No. 10,655,730

VEHICLE AND ACCESSORY CONTROL SYSTEM

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A control system for a vehicle comprising:a powertrain for powering the vehicle;
an accessory for use with the vehicle;
an actuator configured to operate in a powertrain mode to control an aspect of the powertrain, and to operate in an accessory mode to control an aspect of the accessory, the actuator comprising a first lever on one side of a steering wheel, and a second lever on an opposite side of the steering wheel; and
a selector configured to switch the actuator between the powertrain mode and the accessory mode;
wherein when the vehicle is in the accessory mode, actuation of the first lever causes a first operation of the accessory, and actuation of the second lever causes a second operation of the accessory, wherein the first operation and the second operation are different such that actuation of the first lever causes a different operation of the accessory than actuation of the second lever.

US Pat. No. 10,655,729

GEARBOX ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A gearbox assembly for an electric power assisted steering apparatus comprising:a gearbox housing which houses a worm shaft and a gear wheel,
the worm shaft being supported relative to the gearbox housing by a main bearing assembly at an end closest to a motor of the steering apparatus and by a tail bearing assembly at an end furthest from the motor, and the gear wheel being supported by an output shaft having at least one end that provides a take-off from the gearbox assembly, in which the tail bearing assembly is free to move relative to the gearbox housing through a limited range of motion that enables the worm shaft to move radially away from an axis of the gear wheel, and
further including a biasing means that applies a biasing force to the tail bearing assembly that biases the worm shaft into engagement with the gear wheel,
wherein the main bearing assembly comprises an inner race and an outer race separated by bearing elements, the outer race being supported by a carrier that is supported by an axle that is in turn secured to the gearbox housing, the axle defining a pivot axis for the worm shaft that is located on a side of the worm shaft closest to the gear wheel and extends in a direction orthogonal to an axis of the worm shaft and parallel to the axis of the gear wheel,
the axle comprising a first portion that is secured to the gearbox housing so that the first portion is free to rotate around the pivot axis but is prevented from moving radially, and
further comprising a second portion that is offset along the pivot axis from the first portion and is secured to the gearbox housing in such a way that the second portion is fixed and is prevented from moving axially, rotationally and radially, the first portion and second portion being connected by a third portion that is able to twist when a torsion is applied by the first and second portions whilst restraining relative axial movement of the first and second portions,
and further in that a first part of the carrier is fixed to the first portion of the axle so that the first part of the carrier is prevented from rotating relative to the first portion of the axle whereby in use radial movement of the main bearing is constrained by the axle whilst pivoting movement of the carrier about the axle is achieved through twisting of the first portion of the axle relative to the fixed second portion of the axle.

US Pat. No. 10,655,728

RECONFIGURABLE LUBRICATION SYSTEM FOR TILTROTOR TRANSMISSION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A gearbox for a tiltrotor aircraft, the gearbox comprising:a housing;
the housing including a gear rotatably supported within the housing, the gear being configured to rotate in opposite first and second directions of rotation;
the housing further including a lubrication system, the lubrication system having a reversely rotatable lubrication pump; wherein the rotation of the gear controls rotation of the pump in either the first or the second direction of rotation;
wherein the lubrication system includes a filter manifold, and the housing includes a first attachment interface and a second attachment interface; and wherein the filter manifold is configured to be coupled to the first attachment interface when the gear is rotating in the first direction, and wherein the filter manifold is configured to be coupled to the second attachment interface when the gear is rotating in the second direction; wherein the gearbox lubrication system is reconfigurable for accommodating propeller rotation in either direction.

US Pat. No. 10,655,727

LUBRICATING DEVICE FOR A TRANSMISSION, AND TRANSMISSION COMPRISING SAID LUBRICATING DEVICE

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A greaser for a transmission, comprising:a shaft (1) having an axial bore (3) and a plurality of axially spaced radial bores (6a, 6b, 6c), the axially spaced radial bores (6a, 6b, 6c) opening into the axial bore (3), the axially spaced radial bores (6a, 6b, 6c) configured for transferring lubricant fed to the axial bore (3) to components arranged outside the shaft (1); and
at least one tube (8a, 8b), each of the at least one tube (8a, 8b) inserted into a respective one of the axially spaced radial bores (6a, 6b), each of the at least one tube (8a, 8b) extending radially inwardly into the axial bore (3) beyond a circumferential surface (4) of the axial bore (3) that is adjacent the respective one of the axially spaced radial bores (6a, 6b),
wherein, in order to adjust lubricant flow through the axially spaced radial bores (6a, 6b, 6c), each of the at least one tube (8a, 8b) comprises a slot (11a, 11b) at a tube end (10a, 10b) facing a central axis (2) of the shaft (1), the slot (11a, 11b) of each of the at least one tube (8a, 8b) extending along a central axis (9a, 9b) of the respective tube (8a, 8b) into an interior space of the axial bore (3).

US Pat. No. 10,655,726

LUBRICATION SYSTEM WITH PASSIVE VALVE

Textron Innovations Inc.....

1. A system, comprising:a mechanical assembly;
a pumping mechanism configured to deliver a lubricating media to a mechanical assembly; and
a cooling system comprising:
a storage unit configured to contain a supplemental media; and
a valve operable to deliver the supplemental media from the storage unit to the mechanical assembly when a first force is greater than a second force, wherein the first force is substantially caused by the pressure of the supplemental media, the valve comprising:
a biasing member that changes volume as temperature changes and exerts a substantial portion of the second force, wherein the second force decreases as the temperature of the biasing member increases.

US Pat. No. 10,655,725

LUBRICATING APPARATUS

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A lubricating apparatus lubricating a fitted portion where a shaft member and a tubular member are spline-fitted, the shaft member having outer spline teeth on an outer circumference surface at a tip and being rotatable about a rotation axis, the tubular member having inner spline teeth fitted to the outer spline teeth on an inner circumference, the lubricating apparatus comprising:a lubricating oil supplying member disposed to face a tip surface of the shaft member,
an inner-shaft oil passage being formed inside the shaft member, the inner-shaft oil passage allowing the outer circumferential surface having the outer spline teeth and the tip surface to communicate with each other,
a supplied oil passage being formed inside the lubricating oil supplying member, a lubricating oil supplied to the inner-shaft oil passage flowing through the supplied oil passage,
the supplied oil passage being provided with an inflow port, the lubricating oil flowing into the supplied oil passage through the inflow port,
the inflow port being open to an outer circumferential surface of the lubricating oil supplying member in a radial direction of the shaft member.

US Pat. No. 10,655,724

ASYMMETRIC SPOKE DESIGN FOR TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPERS

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A torsional vibration damper comprising:a hub having a plurality of spokes radially spaced apart from each other a preselected distance defining voids therebetween and each extending from an outer radial surface of a central member to an inner radial surface of a peripheral rim, each of the plurality of spokes comprising:
an asymmetrical thickness in an angular direction, as evidenced by a cross-section view transverse to a radial length of each of the plurality of spokes;
wherein for each of the plurality of spokes, the asymmetrical thickness increases from a leading face to a trailing face and has a greatest thickness more proximate the trailing face; and
an inertia member concentric about the hub with an elastomeric member operatively positioned therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,655,723

SUPER CHARGER COMPONENTS

ZPE LICENSING INC., Teme...

1. A pulley for transmitting rotational motion between first and second rotating shafts of a continuously variable transmission with a belt, the pulley being fixed to the first rotating shaft, the pulley comprising:first and second parts being traversable closer to or further away from each other,
each of the first and second parts mounted onto the first rotating shaft of the continuously variable transmission,
each of the first and second parts having a skewed surface which interfaces with the belt and collectively forms a groove,
a laser induced friction surface applied to a portion of the skewed surfaces of the first and second parts which engage the belt during operation of the continuously variable transmission,
the first and second parts fabricated from a metallic material, and
the laser induced friction surface comprising patterned kerfs applied to the skewed surfaces of the first and second parts,
wherein each of the patterned kerfs comprise recast material deposited about the kerf to increase a coefficient of friction of the skewed surfaces compared to skewed surfaces without the laser induced friction surfaces,
wherein the recast material comprises a plurality of peaks and valleys, and
wherein the recast material deposited about each kerf is generated by a roughing laser beam vaporizing a portion of an outer surface of the skewed surface.

US Pat. No. 10,655,722

GEAR

Wittenstein SE, Igershei...

1. Gear mechanism comprising a coaxial gear mechanism or a linear gear mechanism, havinga toothing system,
a tooth carrier with radially oriented guides,
teeth which are received in the guides for engagement with the toothing system, the teeth being mounted in the guides such that they can be displaced radially relative to the tooth carrier in the direction of their longitudinal axis,
a cam disk for radially driving the teeth,
the tooth carrier comprising a first tooth carrier part and a second tooth carrier part, and
at least one bearing with rolling bodies being arranged between a housing of the gear mechanism and the tooth carrier, the rolling bodies lying directly on a tooth carrier bearing face of the tooth carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,655,721

STRAIN WAVE GEARING

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A strain wave gearing comprising:a rigid internally toothed gear;
a cup-shaped flexible externally toothed gear arranged coaxially inside the internally toothed gear;
a wave generator for flexing the externally toothed gear in a non-circular shape to partially mesh with the internally toothed gear, the wave generator being accommodated inside the externally toothed gear;
a lubricating powder filled in a compartment section enclosed by the externally toothed gear and the wave generator;
a first powder guide for rotating integrally with the wave generator in the compartment section to lead the lubricating powder in a direction toward an internal contact part of the wave generator and a contact part between the wave generator and the externally toothed gear; and
a second powder guide for rotating integrally with the wave generator to lead the lubricating powder after passed through the wave generator from the compartment section, toward a direction of tooth surface parts of the externally toothed gear and the internally toothed gear,
wherein:
the first powder guide has a tubular body part extending coaxially in a direction of a device center axis line,
the tubular body part opens on both ends in the direction of the device center axis line, and has a shape of a circular truncated cone that spreads outward in a radial direction as it approaches the inner-side end-face portion, and
each of an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface of the tubular body part is, at least in part thereof, in contact with the lubricating powder in the compartment section.

US Pat. No. 10,655,720

ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

EatON Corporation, Cleve...

1. An electronic limited slip differential system comprising: an axle housing defining an inner chamber;a differential assembly disposed within the inner chamber; and a hydraulic control unit (HCU) coupled directly to a top of the axle housing such that the HCU is mounted on a top of the differential assembly,
wherein the top of the axle housing defines a mounting pad configured to receive a housing mounting structure of the HCU,
wherein the HCU includes a housing having an accumulator portion, a housing manifold portion, and a motor portion;
wherein the housing manifold portion includes a plurality of receiving bores configured to align with a plurality of mounting bores defined in the mounting pad, and a plurality of fasteners extend through the aligned receiving bores and mounting bores to couple the housing manifold portion to the mounting pad.

US Pat. No. 10,655,719

ELECTRIC DEVICE WITH TORQUE VECTORING FUNCTION

1. An electric differential with a torque vectoring function, comprising:a main drive mechanism arranged on one side of a differential, wherein an output end of the main drive mechanism is connected with a differential housing for transferring rotating power to the differential housing to drive a vehicle to run;
a TV control drive mechanism arranged on the other side of the differential for outputting torque vectoring control power;
a first single-row planetary gear train including a first sun gear, a first planetary gear, a first planet carrier and a first gear ring, wherein the first sun gear is coaxially and fixedly connected with a first half shaft, and the first gear ring is connected with an output end of the TV control drive mechanism;
a second single-row planetary gear train including a second sun gear, a second planetary gear, a second planet carrier and a second gear ring, wherein the second gear ring is fixed to a drive axle housing, the second planet carrier is fixedly connected with the first planet carrier, and the second sun gear is rotatably supported on the first half shaft; and
a third single-row planetary gear train including a third sun gear, a third planetary gear, a third planet carrier and a third gear ring, wherein the third sun gear is coaxially and fixedly connected with the first half shaft, the third gear ring is fixedly connected with the second sun gear, and the third planet carrier is fixedly connected with the differential housing, wherein
the second single-row planetary gear train and the first single-row planetary gear train have a same diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,655,718

POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A power transmission system of a vehicle, the power transmission system comprising:a continuously variable transmission device having a primary pulley and a secondary pulley that are interconnected by a belt to continuously vary a pulley ratio therebetween;
a planetary gear set having a first rotation element, a second rotation element engaged with the first rotation element, and a third rotation element engaged with the second rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to an engine output side of an engine and fixedly connected to the primary pulley;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the secondary pulley;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the first rotation element;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the second rotation element and selectively connectable to the first shaft and a transmission housing;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element;
a sixth shaft gear-meshed with the second shaft;
a seventh shaft gear-meshed with the third shaft and selectively connectable to the sixth shaft; and
a plurality of engagement elements, each disposed between at least a corresponding pair of the first to seventh shafts or between the transmission housing and a corresponding shaft among the first to seventh shafts,
wherein a first portion of the first shaft is coaxially superposed with the third shaft and the fourth shaft without rotational interference therebetween, and a second portion of the first shaft is coaxially superposed with the fifth shaft without rotational interference therebetween,
wherein the second shaft, the sixth shaft, and the seventh shaft are disposed in parallel with the first shaft,
wherein the second shaft, the fifth shaft, and the sixth shaft communicate a torque through a first gear set,
wherein the third shaft and the seventh shaft communicate a torque through a second gear set,
wherein the seventh shaft and a differential communicate a torque through a third gear set.

US Pat. No. 10,655,717

ELECTRIC DRIVE AXLE ASSEMBLY AND VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. An electric drive axle assembly, comprising:an electric powertrain, comprising a power motor, a transmission, and a differential with an input end and two output ends, wherein the power motor is connected to the input end of the differential through the transmission;
an axle housing assembly, comprising an axle housing component and two half axles, wherein the two half axles and the differential are disposed in the axle housing component, and the two half axles are connected to the two output ends of the differential respectively, and the electric powertrain is installed on the axle housing component; and
a central parking module installed on the axle housing component and configured to brake the input end of the differential directly, wherein the central parking module and the electric powertrain are installed on opposite sides of the axle housing component.

US Pat. No. 10,655,716

SLEW DRIVE WITH INTEGRATED REDUCER ASSEMBLY

KINEMATICS, LLC, Hunting...

1. A slew drive, comprising:(a) a housing;
(b) a worm wheel comprising worm-wheel teeth, wherein the worm wheel is rotatably secured within the housing and operative to rotate around a first axis;
(c) a worm gear comprising a first distal end, a second distal end, and a central segment disposed between the first distal end and the second distal end, wherein the central segment comprises a won't-gear thread, wherein the worm gear is rotatably secured within the housing and operative to rotate around a second axis, wherein the first distal end comprises a plurality of holes whose axes are coaxial with the second axis; and
(d) a reducer assembly comprising a plurality of reducer subassemblies, wherein one of the plurality of reducer subassemblies is in direct contact with the worm gear, via the plurality of holes.

US Pat. No. 10,655,715

MOTORIZED GEARBOX MECHANISM

Motus Labs, LLC, Dallas,...

1. A motorized gearbox mechanism comprising in combination:a cam assembly that is rotatable about a central axis and has a plurality of pathways formed in an outer circumferential surface;
a stator/rotor assembly contained within said cam assembly that induces said cam assembly to rotate about said central axis when energized;
an annular output gear element coaxially configured about said cam assembly, said output gear element having a first interface surface on an inner circumferential surface; and
a plurality of cam-actuated gear block assemblies spaced about the circumference of said cam assembly, wherein each gear block assembly includes
a gear block connected to said plurality of pathways and having a second interface surface;
wherein each gear block is driven through a two-dimensional circuit of movement in response to rotation of said cam assembly about said central axis, said circuit of movement comprising causing said second interface surface of said gear block to engage said first interface surface of said output gear element causing said gear block to move said output gear element a distance prior to disengaging.

US Pat. No. 10,655,714

ROTARY MOTION STRUCTURE

FIVETECH TECHNOLOGY INC.,...

1. A rotary motion structure, comprising:a limiting member having a mounting portion; and
a rotating member, rotatably provided at the limiting member and including a shaft portion, which is provided at the mounting portion;
wherein the limiting member is provided with a first limiting portion, and the rotating member is provided with a second limiting portion, and while the first limiting portion and the second limiting portion correspond to each other, the first limiting portion and the second limiting portion are interfering or buckling with each other to temporarily fix, temporarily limit, fix, or limit the rotating member, and the limiting member is provided with an engaging portion,
wherein the first limiting portion is provided with a limiting region and a guide region, which are used to guide an acting direction of the second limiting portion, and the second limiting portion is provided with a limiting region and a guide region, which are used to guide an acting direction of the first limiting portion,
wherein the first limiting portion is a protruding structure, the limiting region of the first limiting portion is a retaining wall at a side, and a bottom surface of the guide region of the first limiting portion is a curved surface adjacent to a side of the limiting region of the first limiting portion;
wherein the second limiting portion is a protruding structure, the limiting region of the second limiting portion is a retaining wall at a side, and a bottom surface of the guide region of the second limiting portion is a curved surface adjacent to a side of the limiting region of the second limiting portion;
wherein the limiting region of the second limiting portion moves or slides to the limiting region of the first limiting portion along the bottom surface of the guide region of the first limiting portion, and the limiting region of the first limiting portion moves or slides along the bottom surface of the guide region of the second limiting portion;
wherein the rotating member includes a head portion, which is integrated, combined, or formed integrally with the shaft portion, and the rotating member includes an operating portion, and the rotating member includes an acting portion, in which the operating portion, the acting portion, the shaft portion, and the head portion may be formed integrally or assembled together, and the rotating member includes an abutting portion, which is connected to the acting portion and has a protrusion, a recess, a bevel, an arc surface, a curved surface, a step, a groove, a recessed hole, a through hole, a cylinder or a sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,655,713

DEVICE HAVING A PIVOT LEVER

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A device, comprising:a pivot lever having a first pivoting arm, a second pivoting arm and a joint which connects the first and second pivoting arms to one another, wherein
the first and second pivoting arms have end sides which lie opposite one another,
each end side is divided by way of the joint into two sections which are oriented at an obtuse angle with respect to one another, and
the first pivoting arm is connected to a linearly guided pull handle at an end which faces away from the joint.

US Pat. No. 10,655,712

LEVER MECHANISM FOR CONVERTING A MOTION FROM LINEAR TO ROTARY

AIR TORQUE S.P.A., Costa...

1. A lever mechanism for converting a motion from linear to rotary, comprising a guiding bar, a slider which slides along said guiding bar, and a lever, said lever comprising a cylindrical element and a pair of slot links which are fixed frontally on said cylindrical element and between which said slider is arranged, wherein said slider comprises at least two bushes for supporting a pivot which is adapted to act on said slot links, said at least two bushes being mutually separated by a first space which is adapted to accommodate a reserve of lubricant, said space being defined around said pivot, said pivot being arranged orthogonal to said guiding bar.

US Pat. No. 10,655,711

SINGLE ANGULAR CONTACT BALL RAMP FOR DRIVEN TURBOCHARGER

SuperTurbo Technologies, ...

8. A planetary traction drive comprising:a sun shaft;
a plurality of planet rollers that interface with said sun shaft;
a clamping ring roller and a fixed ring roller that interface with slanted traction surfaces on said plurality of planet rollers;
a ring gear positioned centrally that interfaces with said clamping ring roller through an angular contact ball ramp and with said fixed ring roller through a rigid connection, such that said angular contact hall ramp increases clamping forces in said planetary traction drive when torque through said ring gear increases, where:
said angular contact ball ramp is comprised of a plurality of balls on ball races with angled contact axes that are angled with components in both the axial and radial directions to constrain said ring gear concentrically to said clamping ring roller.

US Pat. No. 10,655,710

MULTI-MODE INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION THAT PROVIDES SEAMLESS SHIFTING

1. A work vehicle comprising:an engine;
at least one infinitely variable power source (IVP);
an output shaft; and
an infinitely variable transmission (IVT) that includes a variator, the IVT configured to shift between a plurality of transmission modes, the IVT configured to transmit power from at least one of the engine and the IVP to the output shaft in the plurality of transmission modes;
wherein the plurality of transmission modes includes at least one serial mode and at least one split-path mode;
wherein, in the serial mode, the variator receives engine power from the engine and IVP power from the at least one IVP, and the variator outputs recombined power from the at least one IVP;
wherein, in the split-path mode, the variator receives engine power from the engine and IVP power from the at least one IVP, and the variator outputs combined power from the IVP and the engine;
wherein the IVT includes an engageable transmission member that is configured to move between an engaged position and a disengaged position;
wherein the engageable transmission member includes a first component and a second component, the first and second components being rotatably engaged in the engaged position, the first and second components being disengaged in the disengaged position;
wherein the plurality of transmission modes includes a first mode and a second mode;
wherein the IVT is configured to shift from the first mode to the second mode, at least in part, by moving the engageable transmission member from the disengaged position to the engaged position, the first and second components configured to rotate at approximately the same angular speed as the engageable transmission member moves from the disengaged position to the engaged position;
wherein the IVT is configured such that power is delivered to one of the first and second components during the first mode, before the shift from the first mode to the second mode;
wherein the engageable transmission member is a first engageable transmission member;
wherein the IVT includes a second engageable transmission member;
wherein the second engageable transmission member is in an engaged position in the first mode and a disengaged position in the second mode; and
wherein the second engageable transmission member transfers power to the one of the first and second components during the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,655,709

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A planetary gear train apparatus of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train apparatus comprising:an input shaft configured to receive power;
an output shaft configured to output power;
a first planetary gear set having a first rotation element, a second rotation element, and a third rotation element;
a second planetary gear set having a fourth rotation element, a fifth rotation element, and a sixth rotation element;
a third planetary gear set having a seventh rotation element, an eighth rotation element, and a ninth rotation element;
a fourth planetary gear set having a tenth rotation element, an eleventh rotation element, and a twelfth rotation element;
a fifth planetary gear set having a thirteenth rotation element, a fourteenth rotation element, and a fifteenth rotation element;
a first shaft fixedly connected to the first rotation element and to the input shaft;
a second shaft fixedly connected to the fourteenth rotation element and to the output shaft;
a third shaft fixedly connected to the third rotation element;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected to the sixth rotation element, to the eleventh rotation element, and to the fifteenth rotation element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected to the seventh rotation element and to the thirteenth rotation element;
a sixth shaft fixedly connected to the eighth rotation element and to the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft fixedly connected to the second rotation element and to the fourth rotation element;
an eighth shaft fixedly connected to the fifth rotation element and to the ninth rotation element; and
a ninth shaft fixedly connected to the tenth rotation element.

US Pat. No. 10,655,708

EPICYCLIC GEAR TRAIN, ADVANTAGEOUSLY FOR A SERVOMOTOR SYSTEM, METHOD AND SERVOMOTOR SYSTEM USING SUCH AN EPICYCLIC GEAR TRAIN

BERNARD CONTROLS, Goness...

1. An epicyclic gear train including:a case;
a gear train disposed within the case, having an axis, and comprising a plurality of planet gears, a planet carrier carrying the plurality of planet gears, a ring gear, and a sun gear,
a rotatable input member;
a rotatable output member coupled to the input member by the gear train so that rotation of the input member at an input speed rotates the output member at an output speed that has a speed ratio relative to the input speed; and
control means actuable from outside the case, for changing the speed ratio;
wherein the ring gear is rotatingly mounted in the case and the control means imposes on the ring gear a rotation speed determined to produce a first speed ratio, and secures the ring gear and the planet carrier in rotation to produce a second speed ratio, and
wherein the ring gear and the planet carrier include outer teeth and the control means comprises a pinion that is movable between a meshing position meshing with only the outer teethes of the ring gear, and a securing position securing the ring gear to the planet carrier in rotation by meshing of the outer teeth of the ring gear and the planet carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,655,707

GEARBOX FOR AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES

CARRARO S.P.A., Campodar...

1. A gearbox (1) for agricultural and industrial motor vehicles comprising:an input shaft and an output shaft;
a first clutch and a second clutch, each having a pulling portion and a pulled portion, of which the respective pulling portions are connected with torsional coupling to the input shaft and the respective pulled portions are connected to a respective first and second transmission shaft, the first and second clutches being arranged in a position between the first and second transmission shafts, the first and second transmission shafts both being hollow with the input shaft coaxial and internal with respect to the first transmission shaft;
a first intermediate shaft connected to the first transmission shaft and to the output shaft by a first plurality of pairs of toothed wheels in mutual engagement and a second intermediate shaft connected to the second transmission shaft and to the output shaft by a second plurality of pairs of toothed wheels in mutual engagement, the first intermediate shaft extending coaxially inside the second intermediate shaft, which is constructed in the form of a hollow shaft;
a first engaging device capable of selectively connecting the first intermediate shaft to the output shaft by a specific pair of toothed wheels of the first plurality;
a second engaging device capable of selectively connecting the second intermediate shaft to the output shaft by a specific pair of toothed wheels of the second plurality;
a third engaging device capable of selectively connecting the second intermediate shaft to the first intermediate shaft and, in alternative, the second intermediate shaft to the output shaft;
wherein the first engaging device is coaxial with the output shaft and a toothed wheel of the first plurality of wheels is rotationally integral with respect to the second transmission shaft, the second engaging device also being coaxial with the output shaft and the third engaging device being coaxial with the first and second intermediate shafts and being interposed in an axial position between the first and second engaging devices.

US Pat. No. 10,655,706

MODIFIED PARALLEL ECCENTRIC ROTARY ACTUATOR

1. A rotary actuator, comprising:an internal gear;
first and second parallel eccentric gears which mesh with said internal gear;
a crankshaft equipped with first and second eccentrics which are 180° out-of-phase and which drive said first and second parallel eccentric gears, respectively;
a prime mover which drives said crankshaft;
first and second crosslinks which prevent the rotation of said first and second parallel eccentric gears, respectively; and
first and second sets of splines which engage said first and second parallel eccentric gears, respectively;
wherein said first and second parallel eccentric gears have circular arc gear teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,655,705

AUXILIARY ROPE KNOTTER

1. An auxiliary rope knotter comprising:an interior formed with a first through hole, a second through hole, a first locking groove and a second locking groove;
wherein:
the first through hole, the second through hole, the first locking groove and the second locking groove are parallel with each other;
in a cross-sectional face of the auxiliary rope knotter, the first through hole and the second through hole have a first center connecting line, and the first locking groove and the second locking groove have a second center connecting line;
the second center connecting line intersects the first center connecting line;
in a cross-sectional face of the first locking groove and the second locking groove, each of the first locking groove and the second locking groove has an opening which has a width smaller than a width of each of the first locking groove and the second locking groove;
each of the first through hole and the second through hole has a diameter greater than the width of each of the first locking groove and the second locking groove;
each of the first locking groove and the second locking groove is formed with a first extension wall protruding outward and a second extension wall protruding outward;
tops of the first extension wall and the second extension wall are spaced from each other through a predetermined distance and form the opening;
a rope is inserted through the opening into the first locking groove and the second locking groove; and
the first extension wall and the second extension wall press the rope to increase a friction between the rope and an inner wall of each of the first locking groove and the second locking groove.

US Pat. No. 10,655,704

GEOMETRICALLY NONLINEAR VIBRATION ISOLATION SYSTEM

National Applied Research...

1. A geometrically nonlinear vibration isolation system, comprising:a bearing platform for a vibration-isolated object disposed thereon;
an isolator connected to the bearing platform and configured to cooperate with the bearing platform for providing resilience against relative displacement in a horizontal direction between the bearing platform and the isolator; and
a damper pin-connected to the bearing platform, wherein (i) an axis of the damper is orthogonal to or oblique to the horizontal direction when no external force is applied thereto, (ii) the relative displacement in the horizontal direction between the bearing platform and the isolator induces a change in an angle between the axis of the damper and the horizontal direction, and (iii) the damper provides a damping force along a direction parallel to the axis against the relative displacement.

US Pat. No. 10,655,703

UPPER SUPPORT FOR SUSPENSION

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. An upper support for a suspension comprising:a main body comprising an inner member and an outer tube member that are elastically connected by a main rubber elastic body;
a lower bracket including a press-fit tube part to which a lower portion of the outer tube member of the main body is secured by being press-fitted; and
an upper bracket covering an upper opening of the press-fit tube part of the lower bracket such that the main body is disposed between the lower bracket and the upper bracket, wherein
the outer tube member includes at an upper end thereof a press-fit operator projecting to either one of a radial outside and a radial inside,
an annular sealing rubber is bonded to the press-fit operator and projects to an upper side of the outer tube member, and an upper surface of the press-fit operator is partially exposed from the sealing rubber, and
the annular sealing rubber contacts the upper bracket about an entire circumference in a compressed state such that a fluid-tight sealing is provided vertically between the press-fit operator and the upper bracket by the annular sealing rubber,
the upper end of the outer tube member comprises a small-diameter tube part that is smaller in diameter than the lower portion of the outer tube member press-fitted into the press-fit tube part of the lower bracket, and
the upper bracket includes a tubular part having an upper base wall, the upper end of the outer tube member is spaced, in radial direction, from the tubular part of the upper bracket, and the annular sealing rubber contacts the upper base wall of the tubular part about the entire circumference in the compressed state such that the fluid-tight sealing is provided vertically between the press-fit operator and the upper base wall of the tubular part by the annular sealing rubber.

US Pat. No. 10,655,702

CONTROLLABLE VIBRATION DAMPER FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

THYSSENKRUPP BILSTEIN GMB...

1. A controllable vibration damper comprising:a cylinder tube that has hydraulic fluid sealed off therein, the cylinder tube having a cylinder tube axis;
a piston axially movable within the cylinder tube along the cylinder tube axis, the piston dividing the cylinder tube into two working spaces;
a piston rod aligned parallel to the cylinder tube axis and connected at one end to the piston;
first and second fluid passages extending between the two working spaces in the piston;
a first valve subassembly for damping movement of the piston in a first actuating direction, wherein the first valve subassembly is disposed on the first fluid passage;
a second valve subassembly for damping movement of the piston in a second actuating direction, wherein the second valve subassembly is disposed on the second fluid passage, wherein each of the first and second valve subassemblies comprises:
a valve disk including a single dimensionally stable cover of an elastically non-deformable, single piece construction configured to move parallel to the cylindrical axis so as to be seated on a valve seat in a closed valve position so as to cover the respective fluid passage and spaced apart from the valve seat in an open valve position, and
a pilot chamber wherein the valve disk is preloadable into the closed valve position by pressurization of the pilot chamber, wherein a pressure of the pilot chamber is adjustable,
wherein the pilot chamber of at least one of the first valve subassembly or the second valve subassembly is delimited by a base, a cylindrical side wall that is fixed relative to the base, and wherein the dimensionally stable cover is held radially within the cylindrical side wall, wherein the base and cylindrical sidewall are formed as a single piece construction, wherein an outer lateral face and an inner lateral face of at least one of the single dimensionally stable covers of elastically non-deformable, single piece construction form fluid-tight seals, with one of the fluid-tight seals being formed between the outer lateral face and the cylindrical sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,655,701

ADJUSTABLE OSCILLATION DAMPER

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An adjustable vibration damper comprising:a piston movable in two opposed working directions;
at least one adjustable damping valve for each working direction;
a fluid connection between a compensation space and a working space;
a check valve for controlling said fluid connection;
said check valve having a check valve body and being hydraulically connected in parallel with said adjustable damping valve;
an intermediate tube constructed to form said fluid connection and to hold said check valve; said intermediate tube having a connection orifice to said adjustable damping valve and wherein said check valve body of said check valve is supported at least indirectly in the region of said connection orifice;
additionally comprising a connection piece forming said connection orifice and wherein said check valve body is supported at said connection piece;
wherein said check valve body outwardly encloses said connection piece; and
wherein said check valve body comprises a guide sleeve in axial overlap with said connection piece.

US Pat. No. 10,655,700

FORCE LIMITING DEVICE

GAUDET MACHINE WORKS INC....

1. A damper device comprising:a) a housing defining a chamber having an axis;
b) a first member disposed on said axis;
c) a second member displaceable along the axis towards and away from the first member and configured for receiving an external force provided by a compressive load pushing the second member towards the first member;
c) a working fluid contained within the chamber;
d) a set of plates confined along the axis within the chamber between the first member and the second member, the set of plates comprising pairs of opposing plates separated in an at rest configuration by respective inter-plate gaps filled by the working fluid and compressible towards one another under the compressive load such that at least a portion of the working fluid is forced out of the respective inter-plate gaps, the respective inter-plate gaps being restorable by a resilience force.

US Pat. No. 10,655,699

SELF-TUNED MASS DAMPER AND SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A self-tuned mass damper comprising:an auxiliary mass and
a wire rope isolator acting as a non-linear suspension, which is configured to connect the auxiliary mass to a vibrating structure,wherein:the mass of the auxiliary mass and the stiffness of the non-linear suspension are configured to yield an appropriate natural frequency for the resulting structure,
the mass of the auxiliary mass and the stiffness of the non-linear suspension are selected such that said natural frequency is at least 10 Hz and that the amplitude of the relative displacement of the auxiliary mass in respect to the vibrating structure is at most 4 mm, and the stiffness to mass ratio is at least 4 kN/(m·kg) using static stiffness.

US Pat. No. 10,655,698

VIBRATION DAMPING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A vibration damping device for a vehicle, comprising:a base connected to an engine;
an inertial mass, having at least a portion that includes a permanent magnet, movably mounted over the base;
an actuator including an electromagnet fixedly mounted on the base to vibrate the inertial mass in a horizontal direction of the engine based on attractive and repulsive forces which alternately act between the inertial mass and the electromagnet in the horizontal direction of the engine; and
a controller configured to regulate a current, which is applied to the electromagnet, such that vibration of the engine generated in the horizontal direction is dampened by vibration of the inertial mass generated in the horizontal direction,
wherein the base includes a protrusion part protruding toward the inertial mass in an X axial direction of the horizontal direction and a Y axial direction of the horizontal direction so that the base forms a cross shape in a horizontal cross-section,
wherein the inertial mass includes a recess part surrounding the protrusion part and configured to hinder the inertial mass to rotate around the base,
wherein the electromagnet includes a first electromagnet coupled to the protrusion part and configured such that the attractive and repulsive forces alternately act in the X axial direction, and further includes a second electromagnet coupled to the protrusion part and configured such that the attractive and repulsive forces alternately act in the Y axial direction, and
wherein the controller individually controls a current applied to the first electromagnet and a current applied to the second electromagnet, such that an angle of the attractive and repulsive forces with respect to the X axial direction and an angle of the attractive and repulsive forces with respect to the Y axial direction are varied with a vibration aspect of the engine.