US Pat. No. 10,112,429

METHOD OF FORMING A COLOR LASER IMAGE, AND RESULTING DOCUMENT

1. A method of forming personalized color laser images from an assembly comprising:a transparent protection layer,
a printed latent image comprising color subpixels and non-colored surfaces that are organized in small areas that are uniformly distributed such that the printed latent image appears without any discernable image prior to application of a laser beam,
a laserable layer under the printed latent image, and
reflective means,
the method comprising passing the laser beam through the transparent protection layer, through the color subpixels of the printed latent image, and through the non-colored surfaces of the printed latent image to form gray levels in the laserable layer that cause the printed latent image to appear as a personalized color laser image,
wherein the transparent protection layer is laminated on the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,428

SHAPING TOOL AND DEVICE FOR SHAPING BOOK COVERS

MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING A...

1. A shaping tool for a device for rounding a spine region and for shaping a folding region of a lying outstretched book cover, the folding region being adjacent on either side of the spine region, in accordance with a shape of a spine of a book block which subsequently forms a book together with the book cover, the shaping tool comprising:a fixed, convex central shaping strip; and
two convex outer shaping rails, which laterally adjoin the central shaping strip and are laterally adjustable according to a required rounding and width of the spine region of the book cover.

US Pat. No. 10,112,427

IMAGE DECOLORING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image decoloring device comprising:a decoloring processing unit configured to remove a color of a decolorable colorant that forms an image on a sheet by applying heat to the sheet;
a sheet carrying unit configured to convey the sheet through the decoloring processing unit; and
a processor configured to:
determine a selection of a decoloring mode of the decoloring processing unit as one of a normal mode and a power-saving mode, and
control the decoloring processing unit and the sheet conveying unit to perform decoloring processing in accordance with the selected decoloring mode, wherein
when the selected decoloring mode is the normal mode, the processor performs the decoloring processing by controlling the decoloring processing unit to apply heat at a first temperature to the sheet and controlling the sheet carrying unit to convey the sheet through the decoloring processing unit at a first speed, and
when the selected decoloring mode is the power-saving mode, the processor performs the decoloring processing by controlling the decoloring processing unit to apply heat at a second temperature lower than the first temperature to the sheet and controlling the sheet carrying unit to convey the sheet through the decoloring processing unit at a second speed slower than the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,425

AUTHENTICATION VALUE FOR A FLUID EJECTION DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A fluid ejection device, comprising:a plurality of analog devices; and
a storage element storing an authentication value based on electrical characteristics of a subset of the plurality of analog devices, wherein the authentication value stored in the storage element is encrypted.

US Pat. No. 10,112,424

PRINTING APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO HOLD BATTERY

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a printing part configured to perform printing;
an accommodating portion having a recessed part configured to accommodate a battery configured to supply power to the printing part;
a cover movable between a first position to close the accommodating portion and a second position to open the accommodating portion, the cover having a specific surface configured to face the accommodating portion and an edge portion which is a contour of the cover;
a shaft portion extending in a first direction perpendicular to the specific surface;
a holding portion configured to hold the cover at the first position, the holding portion in its entirety having a gravity center thereof, the shaft portion passing through the gravity center; and
an engaging portion configured to engage with the holding portion, the holding portion comprising:
a first rotating member configured to rotate between a third position and a fourth position about the shaft portion, the first rotating member having an engaged part, the engaged part protruding outside the edge portion so that the engaged part engages with the engaging portion when the first rotating member is positioned at the third position, the first rotating member in its entirety being positioned inside the edge portion so that the first rotating member is separated from the engaging portion when the first rotating member is positioned at the fourth position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,423

OBJECT HOLDER FOR A DIRECT-TO-OBJECT PRINTER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An object holder for retaining an object in a direct-to-object print system, the object holder comprising:a container configured to slideably traverse a support member positioned parallel to a plane formed by at least one printhead of a direct-to-object print system;
a plurality of ferrous metal pieces in the container, an object to be printed being partially embedded in the metallic pieces; and
an electromagnet for generating a magnetic field to cause the metallic pieces to clump together thereby physically retaining the object.

US Pat. No. 10,112,422

METHOD OF ALIGNING A FIRST IMAGE ON A FIRST SIDE OF A MEDIUM AND A SECOND IMAGE ON A SECOND SIDE OF A MEDIUM

1. A method of aligning a first image on a first side of a medium and a second image on a second side of a medium, the first side and the second side facing away from each other, wherein the method comprises the steps of:using an imaging device for printing the first image and a discrimination feature comprising a discriminatory edge perpendicular to an alignment direction in a coordinate system of the medium on a first side of the medium while controlling the position of the medium with respect to a coordinate system of the imaging device based on a first set of feed parameters; and
using the imaging device for printing the second image and a plurality of features on the second side of the medium while controlling the position of the medium in the coordinate system of the imaging device based on a second set of feed parameters, the plurality of features comprising a first feature, a second feature and a third feature,
wherein each feature of the plurality of features has a first edge and a second edge parallel to the first edge and has a halfway coordinate between the first edge and the second edge, the halfway coordinate of the second feature being between the halfway coordinate of the first feature and the third feature, the first feature extending in a first range of coordinates in the alignment direction, the second feature extending in a second range of coordinates in the alignment direction, the third feature extending a third range of coordinates in the alignment direction, the first range overlapping with the second range and the second range overlapping with the third range,
wherein printing comprises controlling a printing position where the medium is to be colored, in the coordinate system of the imaging device, and
wherein when printing the discrimination feature and the plurality of features, the relative positioning of the medium in the coordinate system of the imaging device and controlling the printing position are arranged such that according to the first set of feed parameters and the second set of feed parameters the first edges of the features of the plurality of features are perpendicular to the alignment direction and the discriminatory edge overlaps the first edge of the second feature.

US Pat. No. 10,112,420

FRAME LENGTH ADJUSTMENT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A frame length adjusting inkjet web press comprising:a plurality of printheads to print first and second marks into print frames on a media web as the web passes through a print zone, the first marks separated from the second marks across the web by a cross-web distance;
first and second sensors separated across the web by the cross-web distance, the first sensor aligned across the web with the first marks to sense the first marks as they pass by the first sensor, and the second sensor aligned across the web with the second marks to sense the second marks as they pass by the second sensor;
a first timer to measure a time T1 from the first sensor sensing a first mark and the second sensor sensing a second mark;
a second timer to measure a time T2 from the second sensor sensing the second mark and the first sensor sensing a next first mark; and
a controller to control a gap between the frames by regulating when the frames are printed on the web based on T1 and T2.

US Pat. No. 10,112,419

PRINTING APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printing apparatus, comprising:a conveyor configured to convey a recording medium in a conveying direction;
a liquid ejection head comprising a plurality of nozzles, the plurality of nozzles being arranged along the conveying direction to form a nozzle array;
a contact part configured to contact a surface of the recording medium that faces the liquid ejection head at a position upstream with regard to the conveying direction from a nozzle located at a most upstream position among the plurality of nozzles that form the nozzle array; and
a controller configured to control the conveyor and the liquid ejection head,
wherein the controller executes a plurality of printing processes, each one of the plurality of printing processes comprising a conveying action, in which the controller controls the conveyor to convey the recording sheet in the conveying direction, and an ejecting action, in which after the conveying action the controller controls the liquid ejection head to eject liquid from the plurality of nozzles toward the recording medium to print an image;
wherein the conveying action comprises:
a first conveying action, in which a first nozzle among the plurality of nozzles that form the nozzle array is designated to be a nozzle active at a most downstream position with regard to the conveying direction for the ejecting action, the first nozzle being located at a position downstream from the nozzle at the most upstream position with regard to the conveying direction, in the first conveying action the controller controlling the conveyor to convey the recording medium for a first conveyance amount based on print data; and
a second conveying action, in which a second nozzle among the plurality of nozzles that form the nozzle array is designated to be a nozzle active to print a most downstream part of the image that is to be printed in the ejecting action, the second nozzle being located at a position upstream from the first nozzle with regard to the conveying direction, in the second conveying action the controller controlling the conveyor to convey the recording medium for a second conveyance amount being smaller than the first conveyance amount for a nozzle shift amount, the nozzle shift amount being equal to a length between the first nozzle and the second nozzle along the conveying direction;
wherein the plurality of printing processes comprise:
at least one occurrence of a first printing process, the first printing process taking the first conveying action as the conveying actions; and
at least one occurrence of a second printing process, the second printing process taking the second conveying action as the conveying action;
wherein the controller further executes a length information obtaining process, in which length information related to a length of a non-printing region in the recording medium is obtained, the non-printing region being a region in which no image is printed and being reserved at a rim of an upstream side of the recording medium with regard to the conveying direction; and
wherein, in the second printing process, the controller designates the second within a contact range in which the recording medium is maintained contacted by the contact part at a point where the conveying action in a final one of the plurality of printing processes is completed, such that the longer the length of the non-printing region indicated in the obtained length information is, the closer nozzle closer to an upstream end of conveyance among the plurality of nozzles that form the nozzle array is designated to be the second nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,417

TRAY, PRINTING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A tray conveyed in a printing apparatus while holding a print medium being printed by a print unit of the printing apparatus, the tray comprising:a conveying tray configured to be conveyed by a conveyance unit of the printing apparatus; and
an adapter tray which is held at an inside part of the conveying tray in a replaceable manner, the adapter tray including a holding portion at which the print medium is held and an ink absorption portion positioned adjacent to the holding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,416

IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image recording device comprising:a housing;
a first tray detachably attached to the housing and comprising a first plate configured to support sheets thereon;
a second tray disposed below the first tray and comprising a second plate configured to support sheets thereon;
a first feeder configured to feed a sheet from the first tray;
a second feeder configured to feed a sheet from the second tray;
a recording unit disposed above the first tray and configured to record an image on a sheet;
a standing member disposed proximate to one end of the first plate of the first tray;
a movable guide member disposed below the recording unit and movable between a guide position and a non-guide position;
an upper member; and
an outer member comprising:
a lower outer portion opposing the standing member to define therebetween a first path and configured to guide, along the first path, a sheet fed from a second tray;
an intermediate outer portion partially defining a second path connected to the first path and configured to guide, along the second path, a sheet fed from the first tray and the sheet fed from the second tray; and
an upper outer portion opposing the upper member to partially define therebetween a third path connected to the second path and extending to the recording unit, and configured to guide, along the third path toward the recording unit, the sheet fed from the first tray and the sheet fed from the second tray,
wherein the outer member is movable relative to the housing to expose the standing member and the upper member, and
wherein the movable guide member is configured to, when located at the guide position, partially define a fourth path extending above the first tray and connected to the third path and guide a sheet along the fourth path to the third path, the movable guide member being movable to the non-guide position in a state where the first tray is detached from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,112,415

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a head comprising a nozzle line, the nozzle line having a plurality of nozzles aligned in a first direction, the nozzles being configured to eject a liquid onto a medium, wherein the liquid is cured on the medium by irradiation with electromagnetic waves;
a first irradiation portion, configured to irradiate the liquid which has landed on the medium with electromagnetic waves;
a second irradiation portion, configured to irradiate the liquid which has landed on the medium with electromagnetic waves; and
a carriage unit, configured to move the first irradiation portion and the second irradiation portion in a second direction transverse to the first direction; wherein the carriage unit further comprises a guide that is configured to vary the position of the second irradiation portion in the first direction on the carriage unit;
wherein, along the second direction, the first irradiation portion is positioned between the head and the second irradiation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,413

DRYER CONTROL IN A PRINTER

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A non-transitory processor readable medium having instructions thereon that when executed cause a controller to:monitor a temperature of a dryer in a printer, the dryer to dry printing fluid deposited on an article during a print job by blowing air heated by a heating element of the dryer into a drying path of the article;
continue to apply power to the heating element after executing a first print job and before executing a second, next consecutive print job until the temperature of the dryer exceeds a threshold temperature and the power has been applied to the heating element for a predefined minimum duration of time; and
turn off the power applied to the heating element while the printer is not printing the second print job after the temperature of the dryer exceeds the threshold temperature and the power has been applied to the heating element for the predefined minimum duration of time.

US Pat. No. 10,112,412

OBJECT HOLDER FOR A DIRECT-TO-OBJECT PRINTER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An object holder for retaining an object in a direct-to-object print system, the object holder comprising:a back support configured to slideably traverse a support member positioned parallel to a plane formed by at least one printhead of a direct-to-object print system;
a top and bottom arm attached to the back support;
at least two support braces each attached to the top and bottom arms; and
at least one restraining bar slideably attached to the support braces so the bar can be lowered on the object between the top and bottom arms.

US Pat. No. 10,112,410

INK JET PRINTING APPARATUS AND COLOR CONVERSION PROCESSING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An ink jet printing apparatus comprising:a printing section that prints an image on mediums with inks having a plurality of colors by an ink jet method;
a collection section that collects the mediums on which the image has been printed by the printing section;
an image data acquisition unit that acquires image data to be printed by the printing section;
a printed-medium-number information acquisition unit that acquires information about the number of mediums on which the image data acquired by the image data acquisition unit has been printed;
a color conversion processing unit that converts the image data into ink-amount data corresponding to the plurality of colors by using a look-up table in which combinations of the amounts of output inks corresponding to input color values are prescribed;
a look-up table storage section in which a plurality of look-up tables having different combinations of the amounts of inks are stored;
a look-up table selection unit that selects the look-up table, which is used by the color conversion processing unit, from the plurality of look-up tables, which are stored in the look-up table storage section, on the basis of the information about the number of printed mediums acquired by the printed-medium-number information acquisition unit, and selects a look-up table in which a total amount of ink after conversion is smaller as the number of printed mediums is increased; and
a print data generation unit that generates print data on the basis of the ink-amount data corresponding to the plurality of colors and generated by the color conversion processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,409

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a head including a plurality of nozzles which discharge a liquid with respect to a medium, the plurality of nozzles being arranged along a first direction, the plurality of nozzles being mutually exclusively divided into at least a first group and a second group, the first group being located directly adjacent to a first nozzle edge of the plurality of nozzles in the first direction, the second group including a center area of the plurality of nozzles in the first direction;
a scan mechanism configured to scan the head along a main scanning direction perpendicular to the first direction;
a medium transport mechanism configured to transport the medium in a sub scanning direction parallel to the first direction;
a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions so as to:
cause the scan mechanism to scan the head so that the head reciprocally moves along the main scanning direction while the processor causes the medium transport mechanism to periodically transport the medium in the sub scanning direction by the same distance so that an image is formed on the medium by the discharged liquid, the image being configured with a first region formed by a first recording and a second region formed by a second recording, the first and second regions being alternately arranged,
wherein the processor is configured to cause the head to eject the liquid from the first and second groups of the plurality of nozzles in the first recording,
the processor is configured to cause the head to eject the liquid from only the second group of the plurality of nozzles in the second recording, and
a first number of scan passes of the head in the first recording is larger than a second number of scan passes of the head in the second recording.

US Pat. No. 10,112,408

FLUID EJECTION DEVICE WITH FLUID FEED HOLES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A fluid ejection device, comprising:a fluid ejection die having a fluidics layer to dispense fluid and a substrate with a front surface on which the fluidics layer is formed and a back surface to receive fluid;
an array of fluid feed holes each extending through the substrate from the back surface to the front surface to guide fluid to the fluidics layer, the substrate including a rib separating each fluid feed hole from an adjacent fluid feed hole;
an array of drop generators in the fluidics layer downstream of and parallel to the array of fluid feed holes;
a manifold formed in the fluidics layer, the fluid feed holes opening into the manifold, and the manifold extending along the drop generator array to supply fluid to the drop generators; and
multiple first pillars each positioned in the manifold on a rib between adjacent fluid feed holes.

US Pat. No. 10,112,407

FLUID EJECTION DEVICE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device, comprising:a fluid slot;
a fluid ejection chamber communicated with the fluid slot;
a drop ejecting element within the fluid ejection chamber;
a fluid circulation channel communicated at a first end with the fluid slot and communicated at a second end with the fluid ejection chamber, the fluid circulation channel including a first portion, and the fluid circulation channel including a second portion;
a fluid circulating element within the first portion of the fluid circulation channel, the first portion of the fluid circulation channel having a first width at the fluid circulating element; and
a particle tolerant architecture within the second portion of the fluid circulation channel at the second end, the second portion of the fluid circulation channel having a second width greater than the first width at the particle tolerant architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,112,406

GEAR PUMP AND PRINTING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SAME

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A gear pump for transporting a fluid comprising:a pump casing; and
a gear assembly which is accommodated in the pump casing,
the gear assembly including
a driving gear,
a driven gear that meshes with the driving gear,
a driving gear shaft to which the driving gear is attached,
a driven gear shaft to which the driven gear is attached, and
a bearing frame that rotatably supports the driving gear shaft and rotatably supports the driven gear shaft,
the bearing frame including
a frame main body,
first and second driving side bearing portions which are provided in the frame main body and which support the driving gear shaft, and
first and second driven side bearing portions which are provided in the frame main body and which support the driven gear shaft,
the frame main body having first and second bearing support portions which are disposed away from each other in an axial direction of the driving gear shaft and a connecting portion which connects the first and second bearing support portions with respect to each other, the first driving side bearing portion and the first driven side bearing portion being provided in the first bearing support portion, the second driving side bearing portion and the second driven side bearing portion being provided in the second bearing support portion, the first and second bearing support portions and the connecting portion being integrally formed as a one-piece member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,405

REPLACEABLE LIQUID SUPPLY HAVING CUT OUTS AND LATCH

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A replaceable liquid supply to connect to a liquid dispenser, comprising:multiple compartments separated by single internal walls each compartment to hold a distinct liquid, and
multiple liquid outlets, each fluidically connected to one of the compartments, to supply respective liquids to corresponding dispenser inlets of distinct receiving slots of a dispenser, and
multiple clearance cut outs disposed at a pitch equal to a pitch of the outlets to accommodate protrusions of a dispenser, wherein the clearance cut outs are disposed between the compartments.

US Pat. No. 10,112,404

FLUIDIC EJECTION CARTRIDGE WITH MOLDED CERAMIC BODY

Funai Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A fluidic ejection cartridge comprising:a cartridge body having an upper portion, a lower portion, at least one sidewall, and a hollow cavity within the cartridge body defining a fluid reservoir;
a cartridge lid disposed over the upper portion of the cartridge body;
a cartridge bottom plate disposed under and sealed to the lower portion of the cartridge body; and
a cartridge nosepiece disposed under and sealed to the cartridge bottom plate, the nosepiece having at least one fluidic ejection chip in fluid flow communication with the fluid reservoir,
wherein the cartridge body, the cartridge lid, and the cartridge bottom each comprises ceramic, and wherein the cartridge body and cartridge lid are molded together as a unitary ceramic piece.

US Pat. No. 10,112,403

LIQUID CONTAINER AND LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A liquid container comprising a containing chamber configured to contain a liquid, a supply port constructed for supply of the liquid into the containing chamber, and a cover member detachably attached to the supply port, whereinthe cover member includes a body portion located outside of the containing chamber and the supply port in a first state attached to the supply port;
the body portion includes a covering portion covering an opening surface of the supply port in the first state of the cover member, the body portion further including a support portion constructed for connecting the covering portion with another member in a second state of the cover member removed from the supply port, and a projecting portion projecting from the covering portion; and
in an attitude of the liquid container in a case where the cover member is to be removed from the supply port, the projecting portion projects only from below a gravity center of the covering portion in a gravity direction seen from a direction orthogonal to the opening surface in the first state of the cover member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,402

TANK AND LIQUID CONSUMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A tank for storing liquid to be supplied to a liquid consuming device, comprising:a casing;
a liquid chamber including a first chamber and a second chamber which are configured to store the liquid;
a communicating channel including a first communicating channel, a second communicating channel, and a third communicating channel, the communicating channel being located above the liquid chamber;
a liquid inlet port via which the liquid is poured into the first and second chambers;
a first communicating port communicating the first chamber and a first end of the first communicating channel;
a second communicating port communicating the first and second chambers;
an atmosphere open port communicating the third communicating channel and an outside of the tank;
a liquid outflow port via which the liquid stored in the first and second chambers is allowed to flow out of the first and second chambers and toward the liquid consuming device; and
a gas-liquid separating membrane located in the third communicating channel,
wherein a first end of the second communicating channel is communicated with the second chamber, and a second end of the second communicating channel is communicated with a second end of the first communicating channel, and
a first end of the third communicating channel is communicated with the second ends of the first and second communicating channels, and a second end of the third communicating channel is communicated with the atmosphere open port.

US Pat. No. 10,112,401

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting apparatus which includes a container holder on which a first liquid container and a second liquid container are detachably mounted, nozzles for ejecting the liquid supplied from each of the liquid containers, and an adjuster that is disposed at a position covered by the first liquid container and not covered by the second liquid container, the method comprising:ejecting liquid by the nozzles in a state in which the second liquid container is mounted without the first liquid container being mounted; and
adjusting the liquid ejecting apparatus by the adjuster based on an ejection result in the ejecting of the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,112,400

FLUID CARTRIDGE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of installing a fluid cartridge in a fluid ejection system, the method comprising:inserting the fluid cartridge into a cartridge receiving structure of the fluid ejection system;
using a guide in a bottom face of the cartridge for guiding the cartridge along a straight line for connecting interfaces on a front face of the cartridge to the cartridge receiving structure, wherein the interfaces on the front face comprise an air interface and an ejector alignment interface disposed above an ink interface;
guiding and retaining a latch of the cartridge receiving structure with a latch stop and a latch track, disposed in the bottom face of the cartridge;
with guiding the cartridge with the guide in the bottom face of the cartridge, interfacing the air interface with an air input of the cartridge receiving structure, interfacing the ejector alignment interface with an ejector of the cartridge receiving structure and interfacing the ink interface with an ink pen of the cartridge receiving structure; and
after interfacing the ink interface and ink pen, interfacing an electrical circuit, located in the front face above the air interface, with an electrical interface of the cartridge receiving structure.

US Pat. No. 10,112,399

LIQUID CONTAINER, LIQUID CONSUMING APPARATUS, LIQUID SUPPLY SYSTEM AND LIQUID CONTAINER UNIT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid jet apparatus comprising a liquid jet head, a carriage carrying the liquid jet head in a side-to-side direction, a liquid flow channel, and a liquid container in fluid communication with the liquid jet head through the liquid flow channel, the liquid container including:a liquid containing chamber arranged along a front/back direction orthogonal to the side-to-side direction;
a liquid outlet port, from which the liquid contained in the liquid containing chamber flows to the liquid flow channel;
a liquid inlet port, through which the liquid is injected into the liquid containing chamber, the liquid inlet port having an end surface; and
a liquid inlet port formation surface upon which the liquid inlet port is formed;
wherein the liquid inlet port formation surface does not face in either a vertical direction or a horizontal direction relative to a normal posture of the liquid jet apparatus such that the liquid inlet port end surface also does not face in either the vertical direction or the horizontal direction relative to the normal posture of the liquid jet apparatus,
wherein the liquid container further includes a visible surface which allows a liquid level of the liquid in the liquid containing chamber to be visually recognized from outside, an upper limit indicating portion being formed on the visible surface, and
wherein the liquid inlet port includes a cylindrical portion having the end surface, the cylindrical portion tilting toward the upper limit indicating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,398

LIQUID DISCHARGING APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid discharging apparatus comprising:a liquid jet head including a plurality of nozzles;
a receiving portion;
a tube pump including:
a tube defining at least a part of a liquid discharge flow passage connected with the receiving portion,
a casing having an inner peripheral wall forming a cylindrical space to contain the tube along the inner peripheral wall such that the tube arranged along the inner peripheral wall has an overlapped portion at which a part of the tube overlaps with another part of the tube in an axial direction of the cylindrical space, and
a pressing body configured to press the tube arranged along the inner peripheral wall toward the inner peripheral wall while rotating about a rotating shaft provided along a central axis of the cylindrical space; and
a controller configured to:
acquire present positional information of the pressing body; and
control the liquid jet head to perform flushing to jet liquid from the plurality of nozzles into the receiving portion, and control the tube pump to perform discharging the liquid jetted into the receiving portion, simultaneously;
wherein when performing the flushing and the discharging, the controller is configured to carry out selectively performing either a first flushing to jet the liquid at a predetermined jet amount from the plurality of nozzles or a second flushing to control the liquid jet head so as to jet less of the liquid than the predetermined jet amount; and
wherein when performing the flushing and the discharging simultaneously, the controller is configured to carry out either the first flushing when acquiring the present positional information indicating that the pressing body is not positioned to press the overlapped portion of the tube or the second flushing when acquiring the present positional information indicating that the pressing body is positioned to press the overlapped portion of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,112,396

INKJET RECORDING DEVICE AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An inkjet recording device comprising:a recorder which discharges ink from a plurality of recording elements disposed in each of a plurality of recording heads onto a recording medium, the ink changing a phase between a solid and a liquid;
a mover which causes the recording medium and the plurality of recording heads to move relative to each other; and
a hardware processor which performs record control causing each of the plurality of recording elements disposed in the plurality of recording heads of the recorder to perform an output operation of discharging or not discharging ink onto the recording medium which moves relative to the recording heads in a predetermined movement direction according to a pixel value of image data, wherein
the plurality of recording elements are disposed in the plurality of recording heads at predetermined intervals in a width direction orthogonal to the movement direction,
each of the plurality of recording heads overlaps with another recording head in the width direction in a predetermined end neighborhood range and is disposed at a different position from the another recording head in the movement direction,
the hardware processor performs the record control causing any of the recording elements belonging to each of a pair of recording heads which are disposed so as to overlap with each other to complementarily perform the output operation at each position in the width direction in the end neighborhood range, and
the complementary output operation is determined so that a downstream operation rate monotonically increases including a transient area of gradually increasing in a range of equal to or larger than a predetermined lower limit which is larger than 0 from an end side of a downstream recording head located downstream in the movement direction of the pair of recording heads in the end neighborhood range, the downstream operation rate being a rate of the output operation which is performed by the recording elements in the downstream recording head.

US Pat. No. 10,112,395

LATCHING SYSTEMS WITH LATCH HANDLE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A print bar system for an inkjet printer, the system comprising:a print bar comprising a receptor to receive a replaceable print head;
a latch pivotally mounted on the print bar to move between a lockable position and an open position;
a latch handle to, with a first movement, engage a latch member of the latch with a catch on the bar to lock the latch on the bar when the latch is in the lockable position; and
a latch electrical connector on the latch to engage a head electrical connector on the print head;
wherein, when the print head is installed in the receptor and the latch is in the lockable position, a second movement of the handle moves the latch to engage the latch electrical connector with the head electrical connector on the print head and to urge the print head into engagement with the receptor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,394

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head unit comprising:a plurality of liquid ejecting heads that have a nozzle-forming surface; and
a unit base that comprises a bottom portion having a fixing surface to which the plurality of liquid ejecting heads are fixed, and a wall portion that extends from the bottom portion in a direction perpendicular to the fixing surface and that is continuous in a direction in which the plurality of liquid ejecting heads are aligned,
wherein the plurality of liquid ejecting heads each include a plurality of head main bodies that have nozzle openings through which ink is ejected,
wherein the bottom portion of the unit base has a thick portion thicker than a fixing portion provided with the fixing surface and is continuous in an alignment direction of the liquid ejecting heads.

US Pat. No. 10,112,393

NONCIRCULAR INKJET NOZZLE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An inkjet nozzle comprising an aperture with a noncircular shape defined by a polynomial equation comprising a general form of: (DX2+CY2+A2)2?4A2X2=B4, where A, B, C and D are constants.

US Pat. No. 10,112,392

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a plurality of substrates stacked in a stacking direction, the substrates including a nozzle substrate having a nozzle formed therein, liquid being ejected from the nozzle;
a channel formed in at least a part of the plurality of substrates, the channel guiding the liquid to the nozzle, the channel including:
a first channel extending in a first direction intersecting the stacking direction;
a curved section curved in a second direction, the second direction intersecting the first direction, the second direction containing a component of the stacking direction;
a second channel extending from the curved section in the second direction; and
a third channel extending from the second channel to the nozzle;
wherein the curved section has a wall formed in a corner portion, the wall intersecting both the first direction and the second direction, and
wherein the second channel is closer to the nozzle than the first channel in the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,391

ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCER ELEMENT, LIQUID DROPLET DISCHARGE HEAD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An electromechanical transducer element comprising:a lower electrode formed directly or indirectly on one of a substrate and a base layer;
an electromechanical transducer film of a piezoelectric material formed on the lower electrode, the electromechanical transducer film having a {100}-oriented perovskite crystal structure; and
an upper electrode formed on the electromechanical transducer film,
wherein the electromechanical transducer film has characteristics such that a diffraction intensity peak profile of the film obtained by measurement in which a tilt angle (?) is changed, in a position (2?) where a diffraction intensity of a diffraction intensity peak profile corresponding to a {200} plane among diffraction intensity peak profiles of the film obtained by measurement according to an X-ray diffraction ?-2? method is the maximum, is capable of being separated into three peak profiles by peak separation, and when peak intensities of the three peak profiles are set to peak1, peak2, and peak3 and half-value widths of the three peak profiles are set to ?1, ?2, and ?3, a weighted average FWHMstd(?) of the peak intensities using the half-value widths ?1, ?2, and ?3 as weights (FWHMstd(?)=(?1×peak1+?2×peak2+?3×peak3)/(peak1+peak2+peak3)) is equal to or less than 12°.

US Pat. No. 10,112,390

PIEZOELECTRIC FLUID EJECTION ASSEMBLY

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A piezoelectric fluid ejection assembly, comprising:a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) die including a plurality of nozzles;
a first application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) die electrically connected to the MEMS die, the first ASIC die comprising:
a plurality of driver amplifiers for respective nozzles of a first number of the plurality of nozzles, and
a plurality of unique waveform data generators to generate respective different waveforms for activating the nozzles of the first number of the plurality of nozzles; and
a second ASIC die electrically connected to the MEMS die, the second ASIC die comprising:
a plurality of driver amplifiers for respective nozzles of a second number of the plurality of nozzles, and
a plurality of unique waveform data generators to generate respective different waveforms for activating the nozzles of the second number of the plurality of nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,112,388

LASER PRINTING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD

1. A method for printing with at least one ink, with the method comprising:focusing a laser beam so as to generate a cavity in an ink;
forming at least one ink droplet from a free surface of the ink film;
depositing the droplet onto a depositing surface of a receiving substrate positioned at a given distance from the film; and
orienting the laser beam in a direction opposite a gravitational force, with the free surface of the film being oriented upwards towards the depositing surface placed above the ink film;
wherein the distance separating the ink film and the depositing surface and/or the beam laser energy are so adjusted that kinetic energy of the droplet is almost equal to zero when the droplet contacts the depositing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,387

LIQUID DISCHARGING HEAD AND LIQUID DISCHARGING DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid discharging head comprising:a discharge port that discharges a liquid;
a pressure chamber that communicates with the discharge port;
an energy generating element that is disposed in the pressure chamber;
a supply path that supplies a liquid to the pressure chamber; and
a recovery path that recovers the liquid from the pressure chamber,
wherein the discharge port is provided with a plurality of projections that project towards a central portion of the discharge port from an inner peripheral edge of the discharge port,
wherein an interval between the projections at a location where the projections are closest to each other is 5 ?m or less, and
wherein the supply path and the recovery path are connected to the pressure chamber so as to allow a circulatory flow of a liquid flowing from the supply path to the recovery path via the pressure chamber to be generated.

US Pat. No. 10,112,386

NON-UNIFORM SPITTING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A printer, comprising:a mounting system for a printhead having nozzles formed in a trench;
a memory to store different spit patterns for respective different types of printing fluid, wherein each respective spit pattern of the different spit patterns is non-uniform along a length that is based on a number of the nozzles of the trench; and
a controller to:
during pre-conditioning of the printhead:
select a spit pattern from among the different spit patterns stored in the memory dependent upon a type of the printing fluid used to form a user image, the selected spit pattern being a first spit pattern of the different spit patterns responsive to a first type of the printing fluid being used to form the user image, and the selected spit pattern being a different second spit pattern of the different spit patterns responsive to a different second type of the printing fluid being used to form the user image,
cause spitting of the printing fluid from the nozzles according to the selected spit pattern loaded from the memory while the nozzles of the printhead are off to one side of a media, before printing a pass of the user image onto the media, wherein the selected spit pattern is separate from the user image; and
after the pre-conditioning of the printhead, cause printing of the pass of the user image onto the media when the nozzles of the printhead are over the media.

US Pat. No. 10,112,385

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE BASED FLOW RATES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system, comprising:a threshold engine to set a threshold flow rate of ink to a printhead mounted in a carriage, wherein the threshold flow rate of ink is set to an upper threshold flow rate that is comparatively greater than a base threshold flow rate when the measured ambient temperature associated with the printhead is above a predetermined upper temperature;
a measure engine to measure a flow rate of ink to the printhead; and
a velocity engine to cause a decrease in a velocity of the carriage in response to the flow rate of ink satisfying the threshold flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,384

ENHANCING TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION UNIFORMITY ACROSS A PRINTER DIE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method for enhancing temperature distribution uniformity across a printer die, wherein the printer die comprises a plurality of drop generators arranged in a plurality of columns, said method comprising:accessing a warming map that identifies the drop generators of the plurality of drop generators that are to be supplied with warming pulses to enhance temperature distribution uniformity across the printer die, wherein the warming map identifies a non-uniform distribution of the drop generators across a column of the plurality of columns, wherein the plurality of columns comprises a first column and a second column along a width of the printer die, wherein the drop generators arranged along the first column are arranged substantially parallel to the drop generators arranged along the second column, and wherein the non-uniform distribution of the drop generators includes a different distribution of drop generators along the first column as compared with the second column; and
implementing the warming map to supply the drop generators identified in the warming map as the drop generators that are to receive the warming pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,112,383

COMPENSATING PLATEN DEFECTS BASED ON PRINTHEAD-TO-PLATEN SPACING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a platen for supporting a print medium;
a carriage;
a sensor at least partially mounted to the carriage, wherein the sensor measures a printhead-to-platen spacing (PPS) along scanning axis during scanning; and
an integrated circuit comprising a dynamic compensation module and a PPS analysis module to delay firing of printing fluid drops from at least one printhead to compensate platen defects based on the measured PPS,
wherein the PPS analysis module is to:
compute a PPS profile by sampling the measured PPS at multiple positions along the scanning axis;
transform the computed PPS profile into a format associated with an input of the dynamic compensation module; and
provide the transformed PPS profile to the dynamic compensation module to delay the firing of printing fluid drops from the at least one printhead.

US Pat. No. 10,112,382

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AQUEOUS PEARLESCENT DIGITAL PRINTING INK COMPOSITIONS USING DIGITAL OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING TECHNIQUES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for forming a plurality of variable pearlescent image elements or portions on image receiving media substrates, comprising:applying at least first image elements or portions on image receiving media substrates using at least one first ink from at least one first ink source for inked image formation on the image receiving media substrates in a single image forming device, the at least one first ink being a conventional imaging ink;
at least partially curing the at least first image elements or portions on the image receiving media substrates;
applying variable second image elements or portions on the image receiving media substrates with at least one variable data lithography device, the second image elements or portions being variable pearlescent image elements or portions and the at least one variable data lithography device including:
an imaging member with a reimageable surface supporting digital data reimaging for lithographic image transfer to an image receiving medium substrate;
a wetting solution source that deposits a layer of wetting solution on the reimageable surface;
an optical patterning subsystem that patterns a latent image according to received digital data in the layer of wetting solution through selective evaporation of the layer of wetting solution;
a second ink source that supplies a pearlescent ink to the reimageable surface to produce a pearlescent inked image from the patterned latent image for transfer of the variable pearlescent image elements or portions to the image receiving media substrates, the pearlescent ink including a solid particle pearlescent pigment component in a proportion of at least 30% by weight, and having an average particle size of greater than 15 microns, suspended in a solution in the pearlescent ink, the solution having a functional acrylate monomer, at least one dispersant, a thermal stabilizer, and a photo initiator system; and
final curing the pearlescent image elements or portions and the first image image elements or portions as image elements on the image receiving media substrates by a curing device to produce an output document that includes the variable pearlescent image elements or portions in different parts of the output document.

US Pat. No. 10,112,381

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATES USING UV-LED IRRADIATION

1. A method for producing flexographic printing plates, using as starting material a photopolymerizable flexographic printing element which at least comprises, arranged one atop another,a dimensionally stable support, and
at least one photopolymerizable, relief-forming layer, at least comprising an elastomeric binder, an ethylenically unsaturated compound, and a photoinitiator,
a digitally imagable layer,and the method comprises at least the following steps:(a) producing a mask by imaging the digitally imagable layer,
(b) exposing the photopolymerizable, relief-forming layer through the mask with actinic light, and photopolymerizing the image regions of the layer, and
(c) developing the photopolymerized layer by washing out the unphotopolymerized regions of the relief-forming layer with an organic solvent, or by thermal development, characterized in that
step (b) comprises two exposure steps (b-1) and (b-2), where in a first step (b-1) exposure with actinic light takes place with an intensity, at a surface of the flexographic printing element, of >100 mW/cm2 from a plurality of UV-LEDs and subsequently, in a second step (b-2), exposure takes place with actinic light with an intensity of <100 mW/cm2 from a UV radiation source other than UV-LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,112,380

METHODS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of additively manufacturing a composite part, the method comprising:pushing a continuous flexible line through a delivery guide using a feed mechanism, wherein the continuous flexible line comprises a non-resin component and a photopolymer-resin component that is partially cured, and wherein the feed mechanism comprises opposing rollers and a scraper in contact with at least one of the opposing rollers;
depositing, via the delivery guide, a segment of the continuous flexible line along a print path;
delivering curing energy at least to a portion of the segment of the continuous flexible line deposited along the print path;
removing, using the scraper, residue of the photopolymer-resin component produced by the engagement between the opposing rollers and the continuous flexible line as the opposing rollers rotate to selectively translate the continuous flexible line to push the continuous flexible line through the delivery guide; and
collecting, into a collection reservoir, the residue of the photopolymer-resin component, removed by the scraper.

US Pat. No. 10,112,379

LARGE FORMAT ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC 3D PRINTER

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method for constructing a three-dimensional part and a support structure with an electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system, the method comprising:a) providing a removable support material compositionally including support material particles;
b) providing a part material compositionally including part material particles;
c) developing a support layer of the support structure from the support material with a first electrophotography engine;
d) transferring the developed support layer from the first electrophotography engine to a transfer medium;
e) developing a part layer of the three-dimensional part from the part material with a second electrophotography engine;
f) transferring the developed part layer from the second electrophotography engine to the transfer medium, wherein the developed-part and support layers have a maximum printing width in a cross-track direction and a maximum printing length in an in-track direction corresponding to a maximum printable area for the first and second electrophotography engines, respectively;
g) moving the transfer medium with the transferred part layer and the transferred support layer into alignment with a first tile region of a layer transfusion assembly;
h) transfusing the transferred part layer and the transferred support layer to previously-printed layers in the first tile region of the layer transfusion assembly;
i) repeating steps c)-f) to form a second transferred part layer and a second transferred support layer on the transfer medium;
j) moving the transfer medium with the second transferred part layer and the second transferred support layer into alignment with a second tile region of the layer transfusion assembly, wherein the second tile region is laterally adjacent to the first tile region; and
k) transfusing the second transferred part layer and the second transferred support layer to previously-printed layers in the second tile region of the layer transfusion assembly; and
wherein the three-dimensional part is constructed in a three-dimensional part region including the first and second tile regions, the three-dimensional part region being larger than the maximum printable area for the first and second electrophotography engines, a portion of the three-dimensional part being constructed in the first tile region and a portion of the three-dimensional part being constructed in the second tile region such that the three-dimensional part has a footprint that is larger than the maximum printable area for the first and second electrophotography engines.

US Pat. No. 10,112,377

SUPPORTING MEMBER SEPARATION METHOD AND SUPPORTING MEMBER SEPARATION APPARATUS

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A supporting member separation method of separating a laminate formed by laminating a substrate, an adhesive layer, a release layer consisting of a fluorocarbon, wherein the fluorocarbon is film formed by a plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method, and wherein the release layer loses, by absorbing light, strength or adhesiveness that the release layer has before being irradiated with light, and a supporting member in this order, the method comprising:irradiating the release layer with laser light which (i) is pulse-oscillated with a pulse having a pulse width of 20 ns or greater and 108.5 ns or less, (ii) has a frequency of 20 kHz or greater and 100 kHz or less, and (iii) is pulse light having an irradiation rate of 4000 mm/s or greater and 10000 mm/s or less; and
separating the substrate and the release layer from each other by breaking the release layer through applying a external force to the release layer after the release layer is irradiated with the laser light.

US Pat. No. 10,112,376

DEVICE MANUFACTURED BY ROOM-TEMPERATURE BONDING, DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ROOM-TEMPERATURE BONDING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method of manufacturing a device, comprising:performing sputtering on a surface of a first substrate, such that sputtering ions directly emit to the first substrate and a second substrate;
attaching one or more metal elements onto the surface of said first substrate; and
bonding the second substrate to the surface of said first substrate at room temperature,
wherein the performing sputtering comprises sputtering ions missing the first substrate and the second substrate to emit to a metal emitter to sputter the metal emitter, and
wherein an interface element existence ratio of said one or more metal elements is 0.07 or above and 0.6 or below,
wherein the performing sputtering comprises sputtering ions to a substrate holding mechanism that supports the first and second substrates in a chamber, the substrate holding mechanism being made of metal, and wherein the substrate holding mechanism includes an upper stage that holds the first substrate and a lower stage that holds the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,374

INSERT FOR LOAD APPLICATION AND/OR ANCHORAGE OF VARIOUS COMPONENTS INTO RESPECTIVELY ONTO A COMPOSITE SANDWICH PANEL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A LIGHTWEIGHT SUPPORT STRUCTURE COMPRISING THE SAME

RUAG Schweiz AG, Emmen (...

1. Insert (50) for load application and/or anchorage of various components into respectively onto a composite sandwich panel (5), the insert (50) comprising:a. a rotationally symmetric inner insert ring (51);
b. a rotationally symmetric outer insert ring (52) arranged concentrically with respect to said inner insert ring (51);
c. an insert connecting portion (53) connecting said inner insert ring (51) with said outer insert ring (52); and
d. an insert trench (54) provided between the outer insert ring (52) and the inner insert ring (51), wherein
e. the outer insert ring (52) comprises at least one channel (57) that extends from the insert trench (54) through the outer insert ring (52).

US Pat. No. 10,112,373

MULTI-LAYER METALLIC STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITE-TO-METAL JOINT METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of fabricating a composite structure, comprising:forming a first stack of metal sheets comprising adhering individual sheets, comprising metal, to each other;
laminating the first stack of metal sheets together by placing a layer of adhesive between each of the metal sheets; and
joining the first stack of metal sheets to a resin laminate along an edge of the resin laminate, the resin laminate comprising multiple plies and a fiber reinforcement, and forming a composite-to-metal joint comprising overlapping steps between the resin laminate and the first stack of metal sheets, a length of an overlap of the overlapping steps determined by a load requirement of an integrated attachment fitting, such that the composite-to-metal joint comprises a finger joint and a first metal ply in the first stack of metal sheets comprises a different metal from a second metal ply in the first stack of metal sheets.

US Pat. No. 10,112,372

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE SHEETS WHILE FORMING A VACUUM BAG

1. A device for producing composite sheets, comprising:an evacuating device,
a vacuum-tight transporting surface for conveying the sheets to be laminated into the evacuating device and for conveying the sheets out of the evacuating device, and
a vacuum-tight release sheet that is transported along with the transporting surface,
the sheets to be laminated being placed between the transporting surface and the release sheet,
wherein
a seal that runs around the sheets, is transported along with the sheets and can be released is provided on the transporting surface and/or on the release sheet and allows evacuation of the space between the transporting surface and the release sheet and thus allows a vacuum bag containing the sheets to be formed in the evacuating device, and
wherein a vacuum is maintained in the vacuum bag when the sheets are transported by the transporting surface out of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,370

MULTILAYER SHRINK FILM MADE OF POLYESTER WITH IMPROVED PROCESSING PROPERTIES

1. A shrink film comprising a first and second exterior layer and a third layer arranged between the first and second layer, where the first layer comprises a first copolyester, the second layer comprises a second copolyester, and the third layer comprises a third copolyester, wherein each layer independently comprises more than 30% by weight of the first, second, and third copolyesters, respectively, based on the total weight of each layer, and optionally of one or more other polymers and additives, whereinthe first copolyester is comprised of diacid moieties and of diol moieties, at least 80 mol % of the diacid moieties are terephthalic acid moieties, and the diol moieties comprise from 70 to 90 mol % of ethylene glycol moieties and from 5 to 20 mol % of neopentyl glycol moieties;
the second copolyester is comprised of diacid moieties and of diol moieties, at least 80 mol % of the diacid moieties are terephthalic acid moieties, and the diol moieties comprise from 70 to 90 mol % of ethylene glycol moieties and from 5 to 20 mol % of neopentyl glycol moieties;
the third copolyester is comprised of diacid moieties and of diol moieties, at least 80 mol % of the diacid moieties are terephthalic acid moieties, and the diol moieties comprise from 60 to 90 mol % of ethylene glycol moieties and from 10 to 35 mol % of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol moieties,
and the film has a degree of monoaxial or biaxial stretching of from 1.3 to 6 and shrinks in the direction of stretching by from 20 to 80% at a temperature of 75° C., as measured in accordance with DIN 53377.

US Pat. No. 10,112,366

ALUMINUM THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Triforce Luggage, LLC, M...

1. A composite comprising:a patterned outer surface, wherein the patterned outer surface is latticed or is defined by a series of alternating peaks and valleys on at least one side of the composite;
a first layer formed of a transparent or translucent plastic material;
a second layer formed of a semi-rigid or rigid plastic material;
a third layer formed of a material having reflective properties on at least a side facing the first layer; and
a fourth layer formed from a colored material, the fourth layer being positioned between and directly touching the third layer and the first layer,
wherein the third layer is positioned between and directly touches the fourth layer and the second layer, and
wherein the fourth layer is transparent or translucent in whole to allow light penetrating therethrough to irradiate the third layer, thereby providing a colored effect to light reflecting off of the third layer back through the fourth layer and the first layer;
wherein the composite forms a main body section of a piece of luggage.

US Pat. No. 10,112,364

THERMALLY INSULATED PERSONAL ARTICLE AND SLEEPING BAG LINERS

1. An article having an inner article layer and an outer article layer to be worn by a mammal comprising a thermally insulating layer of a reflective metalized polymeric insulation material adjacent to at least one of said inner or outer article layers;said reflective metalized polymeric insulation material comprising a first bubble pack assembly including a first thermoplastic film having a plurality of portions wherein each of said portions defines a cavity and a second thermoplastic film in sealed engagement with said first film to provide a plurality of closed-cell cavities;
said reflective metalized polymeric insulation material further characterized in having a plurality of frusto-conically shaped apertures suitably sized and interposed between said closed-cell cavities such that said apparel has the narrower dimension of each of said frusto-conically shaped apertures oriented distal to said mammal so as to effect transference of moisture vapour through said apertures from interior said article without substantial ingress of external air through the apertures, each of said plurality of frusto-conically shaped apertures being defined by a proximal opening and a distal opening with a continuous perimeter aperture wall extending therebetween, said aperture wall being substantially linear and inclined between said proximal opening and said distal opening such that said proximal opening has a greater area than said distal opening; and
wherein within any thermally insulating layer of a reflective metalized polymeric insulation material having frusto-conically shaped apertures, the narrower dimension of each of said frusto-conically shaped apertures is oriented distal to said mammal.

US Pat. No. 10,112,361

CORE MATERIAL FOR SANDWICH PANEL, METHOD OF MOLDING CORE MATERIAL FOR SANDWICH PANEL, SANDWICH PANEL, AND METHOD OF MOLDING SANDWICH PANEL

KYORAKU CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A method of forming a sandwich panel including a core member made of a foamed thermo plastic interposed between two resin skin sheets, the rigidity of each of which is set to be higher than that of the core member, comprising the steps of:positioning a molten tubular core parison made of thermo plastic between opposed cavities of a first pair of split molds in such a way that molten tubular core parison protrudes around the cavities of the first pair of split molds, wherein the cavity of each of the first pair of split molds has a portion on which a plurality of protrusions provided in an independent and dispersed configuration and a portion on which no protrusions are provided, and wherein the protrusions have a truncated conical form in a thicknesswise direction,
closing the first pair of split molds to form a sealed space inside the first pair of split molds,
forming the molten tubular core parison in the sealed space inside the first pair of split molds into a core member, by the steps of:
pressurizing inside the molten tubular core parison in the sealed space inside the first pair of split molds, or sucking the molten tubular core parison through the first pair of closed split molds, to press opposite surfaces of the molten tubular core parison against the plurality of protrusions provided on the corresponding cavity of the first pair of split molds and form a plurality of recesses on the surface thereof, each of the recesses inwardly tapering in a converging manner to form an abutting portion at its most convergent portion and the recesses corresponding to the protrusions, to weld the abutting portion of each of the plurality of recesses of one of the surfaces of the molten tubular core parison and that of the corresponding recess of the other of the surfaces of the molten tubular core parison, the plurality of recesses being formed in an independent and dispersed configuration, with each of the plurality of recesses protruding inwardly in a truncated conical form in a thicknesswise direction of the tubular core parison from an opening in the surface of the tubular core parison toward an opposite surface thereof,
providing a groove on the surface of the core member, and
embedding a reinforcing member into the groove, wherein the reinforcing member is a pipe, wherein the core member includes, in the groove, first and second protrusions protruding from longitudinal ends of the groove, respectively, the second protrusion is shorter than the first protrusion, the one end of the pipe is first engaged with the first protrusion while the pipe is tilted, and thereafter another end of the pipe is engaged with the second protrusion by pushing the pipe into the groove, and the one end of the pipe does not contact the longitudinal end of the groove,
positioning the core member and the reinforcing member between the cavities of a second pair of split molds, the reinforcing member being embedded in the groove of the core member,
positioning two sheet-like skin parisons made of thermo plastic in molten states between the opposed cavities of a second pair of split molds so as to protrude around the cavities of the second pair of split molds,
moving the core member and the reinforcing member in a horizontal direction toward one of the second pair of split molds to press it against one of the two sheet-like skin parisons and weld the core member to the one of the two sheet-like skin parisons,
closing the second pair of split molds to form a sealed space inside the second pair of split molds with the core member being kept welded to the one of the two sheet-like skin parisons, and
forming the sheet-like skin parisons in the sealed space inside the second pair of split molds by means of irregularities provided on the cavity of each of the second pair of split molds by pressurizing inside the sealed space inside the second pair of split molds or sucking the sealed space through the second pair of closed split molds to weld the sheet-like skin parisons and the welding surfaces of the core member, whereby to create a sandwich panel in which the core member and the reinforcing member are interposed between two resin skin sheets formed by the sheet-like skin parisons, with a parting line being formed around peripheral edges of the welded sheet-like parisons with the core member and the reinforcing member being arranged inside two resin skin sheets,
wherein the tapering angle of each of the plurality of recesses is determined based on a relationship among the distance between the two resin skin sheets, a total adhesive area between each of the two resin skin sheets and the corresponding surface of the core member, and a total abutting area at which abutting surfaces of the core member are abutted against each other to obtain a required flexural rigidity for the sandwich panel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,360

APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING A PORTABLE DEVICE FOR SEAT BACK VIEWING

1. An apparatus for supporting a portable electronic device to facilitate seatback viewing, comprising:a generally flat back member;
at least one elongated connecting member punched from the generally flat back member and extending away therefrom, wherein extension of the at least one elongated connection member from the generally flat back member defines at least one aperture through the generally flat back member;
a bottom rest member operationally connected to the generally flat back member;
at least one side member operationally connected to the generally flat back member; and
at least one fastening member attached to the generally flat back member; wherein the generally flat back member, the bottom rest member, and the at least one side member are configurable to define a partially enclosed shelf, wherein the partially enclosed shelf is shaped to securely hold the portable electronic device;
wherein the generally flat back member, the at least one elongated connecting member, the bottom rest member, and the at least one side member are made of a non-rigid structural material;
wherein the apparatus includes a first configuration in which the generally flat back member, the at least one elongated connecting member, the bottom rest member, the at least one side member, and the at least one fastening member are portions of a single flat panel and are defined by patterns of manipulation locations in a single piece of cardboard;
wherein the apparatus includes a second configuration in which the single flat panel is manipulated to form the at least one elongated connecting member, the bottom rest member, the at least one side member, the at least one fastening member;
wherein, when in the second configuration, the at least one elongated connecting member is configured to be positioned between an airline seatback and a latched airline tray table;
wherein, when in the second configuration, the at least one elongated connecting member is configured to a suspended weight of the apparatus and the portable electronic device engaged with the partially enclosed shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,112,359

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING A CUP

MICHAEL HOERAUF MASCHINEN...

1. A method for manufacturing a cup, the method comprising:providing a conical sleeve and a pot-shaped base, the pot-shaped base having a base face and a circumferential wall which depends from the base face, the conical sleeve having a first end with a first opening and a second end with a second opening, the second opening being smaller than the first opening, the conical sleeve having a longitudinal axis passing through a first center of the first opening and a second center of the second opening;
inserting the pot-shaped base into the conical sleeve from the first end and through the first opening in a direction toward the second end of the conical sleeve;
at least partially covering a radially outer circumferential face of the circumferential wall of the pot-shaped base with an annular covering sleeve;
positioning the annular covering sleeve between the pot-shaped base and the conical sleeve;
maintaining the pot-shaped base at a connecting position along the longitudinal axis of the conical sleeve such that the pot-shaped base does not move relative to the conical sleeve along the longitudinal axis of the conical sleeve while in the connecting position, with the annular covering sleeve being initially between the pot-shaped base and the conical sleeve while the pot-shaped base is in the connecting position;
after the step of maintaining the pot-shaped base at the connecting position with the annular covering sleeve being initially between the pot-shaped base and the conical sleeve, removing the annular covering sleeve from between the conical sleeve and the pot-shaped base, with the pot-shaped base remaining at the connecting position during the step of removing the annular covering sleeve; and
connecting the radially outer circumferential face of the circumferential wall of the pot-shaped base and an inner side of the conical sleeve in a fluid-tight manner, wherein, during the step of connecting, the pot-shaped base remains in the connecting position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,357

METHOD FOR MAKING A HOLLOW OBJECT

SALOMON S.A.S., Metz-Tes...

1. A method for manufacturing a hollow object, from a material comprising threads mechanically bonded to one another to form a first shell, the method comprising:shaping the first shell on a support;
subsequent to said shaping, covering the first shell with a sealed membrane, the membrane having opposite sides that include a first-shell-contacting surface and a free surface opposite the first-shell-contacting surface;
creating a pressure difference on the opposite sides of the membrane, pressure on the first-shell-contacting surface of the membrane being less than pressure on the free surface of the membrane; and
simultaneous with or following the covering of the first shell, causing a change of state and/or the bonding of a plurality or all of the threads of the first shell;
wherein:
the hollow object is an article of footwear; and
the first shell extends lengthwise from a rear end to a front end, widthwise between a lateral side and a medial side, and height-wise from a base to an upper end.

US Pat. No. 10,112,354

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TOUCH PANEL

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A method for manufacturing a touch panel, comprising the steps of:attaching a protective film on a surface of a flexible printed circuit board;
placing a touch sensor layer and the flexible printed circuit board connected to the touch sensor layer into a mold cavity constructed by a stationary mold board and a movable mold board of a cover lens mold and placing the touch sensor layer and the flexible printed circuit board on a surface of the stationary mold board;
injecting a melted plastic material into the mold cavity and pressing the melted plastic material by use of a pressing plate such that the plastic material is squeezed into the mold cavity;
removing, after the plastic material is molded, the movable mold board, and withdrawing the touch sensor layer and the flexible printed circuit board that are covered by the molded plastic material; and
removing the molded plastic material covering the flexible printed circuit board by tearing the protective film from the surface of the flexible printed circuit board so as to remove the molded plastic material formed on the protective film, the molded plastic material covering the touch sensor layer forming a cover lens.

US Pat. No. 10,112,353

ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A FIBER COMPOSITE WORKPIECE

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An assembly for the production of a fiber composite workpiece comprising:a base tool, which includes a first tool part and a second tool part,
wherein the first and second tool parts can be arranged relative to one another in a closed position, in which they enclose an internal space, and in an open position, in which the internal space is open to a surrounding environment,
wherein the base tool is configured in such a way that a preform can be mounted in the internal space and maintained in a predetermined shape there, and
wherein the base tool includes a matrix connection to convey matrix material into the internal space,
a holding device, which is configured to hold the first tool part and the second tool part, in a relative closed position, and
a tool insert formed separate from the base tool,
wherein the tool insert is mounted in an internal space of the base tool, and
wherein the tool insert includes a cavity for accommodating a preform, and a shaping surface that faces the cavity, for maintaining the preform in a predetermined shape;
wherein the tool insert includes a first insert part and a second insert part,
wherein the shaping surface includes a first surface part and a second surface part,
wherein the first surface part is provided on the first insert part, and the second surface part is provided on the second insert part,
wherein the first and second insert parts are mounted in the internal space of the base tool in such a way that the first and second surface parts face one another and enclose the cavity between them, wherein the cavity corresponds to the shape of the fiber composite workpiece to be produced,
wherein the tool insert includes at least one of a third insert part and a fourth insert part, the third insert part lying against the first insert part and supporting the first insert part in relation to the base tool, and the fourth insert part lying against the second insert part and supporting the second insert part in relation to the base tool.

US Pat. No. 10,112,351

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SLIDE-ROOM FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Composite Solutions, Inc....

1. A mandrel for use in molding a composite part, comprising:a side surface and a lower surface, the side surface and the lower surface having a common edge; and
a vacuum seal arrangement located along the lower surface and the side surface of the mandrel, the vacuum seal arrangement comprising a first seal and a second seal spaced apart from the first seal such that the first and second seals define a bounded area therebetween, the first and second seals extending from the side surface to the lower surface across the common edge such that the first seal, the second seal, and the bounded area are continuous across the common edge.

US Pat. No. 10,112,350

PORTABLE CURING SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for curing a workpiece to form a part, the method comprising:placing the workpiece over a mandrel having a shape selected for the part;
positioning the mandrel relative to a support structure and a retaining structure, wherein the retaining structure is supported on the support structure and the retaining structure removably supports the mandrel in which the retaining structure has a first side and a second side;
positioning a heating system relative to the retaining structure such that the heating system covers the mandrel at the first side of the retaining structure and at the second side of the retaining structure; and
curing the workpiece to form the part using heat generated by the heating system.

US Pat. No. 10,112,347

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS FROM A FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing components from a fiber-reinforced composite material by a generative layer construction process, comprising:a carrier arm,
a tool head fastened to the carrier arm and movable via the carrier arm in three spatial directions,
a control device,
the tool head comprising:
a feed device configured to feed to the tool head a semi-finished layer which comprises reinforcing fibers impregnated with a curable plastic material,
a shaping device configured, by a corresponding movement of the tool head, to apply to the semi-finished layer a force by means of which the semi-finished layer is brought into a desired shape, and
a curing device configured to introduce energy into the semi-finished layer brought into the desired shape via the shaping device, by means of which energy the plastic material contained in the semi-finished layer is cured,
the control device being configured to control the movement of the tool head as well as operations of the feed device, the shaping device and the curing device such that semi-finished layers are repeatedly fed, shaped, cured and stacked one on top of another, and the component to be manufactured is thereby constructed layer by layer,
wherein the shaping device comprises:
a first bearing element which is configured to support the semi-finished layer and, by a corresponding movement of the tool head, to apply to the semi-finished layer a pressure by means of which the semi-finished layer is brought into a desired shape, and
a second bearing element which is configured to support the semi-finished layer and, by a corresponding movement of the tool head, to apply to the semi-finished layer a pressure by means of which the semi-finished layer is brought into a desired shape.

US Pat. No. 10,112,345

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS USING LINEAR SOLIDIFICATION WITH TRAVEL AXIS CORRECTION AND POWER CONTROL

Global Filtration Systems...

1. A method of making a three-dimensional object from a solidifiable material, comprising:moving a solidification energy source along a first direction;
progressively projecting solidification energy from the solidification energy source onto selected portions of the solidifiable material along a second direction while the solidification energy source moves along the first direction;
modulating the power provided to the solidification energy source to control the solidification power received by the selected portions of the solidifiable material along the second direction, wherein the step of modulating the power provided to the solidification energy source comprises providing a selectively switchable, variable amplitude analog voltage signal to a solidification energy source modulator, and the power of the solidification energy received by the selected portions of the solidifiable material onto which the solidification energy is projected is substantially constant along the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,343

ROBOT SYSTEM AND 3D PRINTER INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A three-dimensional printer including a robot system, comprising:an extruder including a heating block that heats a filament and a nozzle to discharge the filament having been heated and melted in the heating block;
a base;
a forming plate attached to the base;
a lifter that moves the forming plate in a vertical direction, and
a robot system that moves the extruder over the forming plate in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction perpendicular to the vertical direction,
wherein the robot system includes:
a first motor capable of normal and reverse rotation;
a second motor capable of normal and reverse rotation and spaced apart from the first motor;
a plurality of pulleys coupled to rotating shafts of the first and second motors, respectively;
a frame;
a moving arm including a mount slidably mounted on the frame;
a carriage mounted on the moving arm such that the carriage is slidable in the Y-axis direction perpendicular to a slide direction, which is the X-axis direction, of the moving arm, wherein the extruder is installed at the carriage;
a belt wrapped around the pulleys and connected to the carriage; and
a plurality of idlers that guide the belt,
wherein the lifter includes:
a lifting motor provided between the first motor and the second motor with respect to the X-axis direction;
a screw extending downward from the lifting motor;
a lifting gear engaged with the screw to vertically move along the screw and coupled to the base;
at least one pair of vertical rods extending in the vertical direction wherein upper ends of the vertical rods are coupled to the frame;
lifting guides that vertically move along the pair of vertical rods and coupled to the base; and
a motor mount installed at an upper portion of the vertical rods and vertically spaced apart from the frame and positioned below the frame,
wherein the at least one pair of vertical rods includes:
a first vertical rod provided between the screw and the first motor with respect to the X-axis direction; and
a second vertical rod provided between the screw and the second motor with respect to the X-axis direction,
wherein the lifting motor is installed at the motor mount and provided between the frame and the motor mount,
wherein the motor mount limits an upward movement of the lifting guides by a distance equal to a distance that the motor mount is spaced apart from the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,342

METHOD FOR ANALYTICALLY DETERMINING SLS BED TEMPERATURES

Hexcel Corporation, Stam...

1. A method for determining a bed temperature setpoint for use with a powder in a selective laser sintering machine, comprising the steps of:providing a powder comprising a polymer for use in a selective laser sintering machine;
determining a melt curve for the powder in a temperature range between a temperature when the powder is a solid and a temperature when the powder is a liquid, the melt curve representing the energy required to increase the temperature of the powder in the temperature range using differential scanning calorimetry;
selecting a point on the melt curve at which the sample has a desired ratio of a liquid portion of the powder to a solid portion of the powder;
selecting a bed temperature setpoint in the temperature range by selecting the temperature that corresponds to the selected point on the melt curve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,340

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR MARKING AN OPHTHALMIC LENS WITH A PULSED LASER OF WAVELENGTH AND ENERGY SELECTED PER PULSE

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A device for marking an ophthalmic lens, said ophthalmic lens being produced from at least one predetermined material, the device comprising:a laser configured to produce permanent engravings on the ophthalmic lens, the laser being configured to emit a focused pulsed beam of ultraviolet laser radiation, the focused beam having at least the following parameters:
a radiation wavelength comprised between 200 nm and 300 nm,
a pulse duration comprised between about 0.1 ns and about 5 ns, and
an energy per pulse comprised between about 5 ?J and about 100 ?J;
an optical assembly comprising
an F-theta lens disposed at an output of the optical assembly, the F-theta lens being configured to focus a beam of ultraviolet laser radiation onto a focal plane of the F-theta lens with a focused beam diameter in the focal plane of the order of about 20 ?m to about 50 ?m, and
an energy attenuator configured to regulate a fluence of the beam of ultraviolet radiation focused on a surface of the ophthalmic lens to be marked according to a plurality of operating modes of the attenuator that each define a determined fluence value; and
an afocal system disposed between the laser and the energy attenuator.

US Pat. No. 10,112,339

METHOD FOR MAKING AN ENCLOSURE

Extenet Systems, Inc., L...

1. An apparatus for housing at least one electrical component, the apparatus comprising:a top part being comprised of a first plastic inner body attached to a first plastic outer shell;
a bottom part being comprised of a second plastic inner body attached to a second plastic outer shell;
wherein the second inner body comprises a base with upwardly extending side walls and the second outer shell comprises a base with upwardly extending side walls;
wherein the second inner body is positioned within the second outer shell such that the walls of the second inner body are positioned within the side walls of the second outer shell;
wherein the second inner body includes a lip that extends downwardly from the upwardly extending side walls; and
wherein the lip is positioned within the upwardly extending side walls of the base of the second outer shell.

US Pat. No. 10,112,338

BLOW MOLDING DEVICE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A blow molding device comprising:a heater capable of heating by electromagnetic radiation and configured to heat a preform to a temperature appropriate for molding;
a spraying device having an opening which faces toward the preform and configured to spray the preform with an antimicrobial agent generating active oxygen or hydroxyl radical;
a forming device configured to stretch blow mold forming the preform into a bottle; and
an irradiation device including an ultrasonic waves irradiation portion which irradiates ultrasonic waves and a reflective plate disposed on a side opposite to the ultrasonic waves irradiation portion with respect to the molded bottle,
wherein, after the heater heats the preform, the anti-microbial agent is sprayed from the spraying device, and the heater sterilizes the preform which has become in a hot state by heating,
wherein, after the anti-microbial agent is sprayed, when stretch blow molding the preform in the forming device, the forming device additionally dries the antimicrobial agent retained on the preform in the hot state and additionally sterilizes the preform, and
wherein, simultaneously or after stretch blow molding of the preform, the irradiation device emits the ultrasonic waves to the reflective plate from the ultrasonic waves irradiation portion, and the anti-microbial agent remaining in the molded bottle is decomposed by the ultrasonic waves.

US Pat. No. 10,112,334

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING CURED MEMBRANES

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method of continuously manufacturing a cured membrane, the method comprising:mixing EPDM rubber, filler, oil and curative within a mixing extruder to form a vulcanizable rubber composition;
subjecting the vulcanizable rubber composition to a reduced pressure by applying a vacuum to form a vulcanizable rubber composition with reduced levels of entrapped gases;
extruding the vulcanizable rubber composition with reduced levels of entrapped gases to form a continuous partially-cured extrudate, where said step of extruding takes place at a temperature between 120 and 160° C.;
calendaring the partially-cured extrudate to form a partially-cured membrane; and
curing the partially-cured membrane to form a substantially cured membrane, where said step of curing is devoid of elevated pressures.

US Pat. No. 10,112,333

SANITARY EXTRUDER HOOD

Schenck Process LLC, Kan...

1. An extruder hood configured to operate in a steady-state configuration and a non-steady-state configuration, said extruder hood comprising:an air inlet;
an extruder hood outlet;
an extruder discharge zone within an interior space of said extruder hood, wherein said extruder discharge zone is configured to receive extruded material; and
a distribution header comprising a pair of distribution arms, wherein said distribution header is configured to selectively receive air from said air inlet and to direct the air across said extruder discharge zone,
wherein in the steady-state configuration, said extruder hood is configured to direct air received from said air inlet through said pair of distribution arms and across said extruder discharge zone to cause extruded material to be ejected from said extruder hood via said extruder hood outlet,
wherein in the non-steady-state configuration, said extruder hood is configured to direct air received from said air inlet out of said extruder hood via said extruder outlet without being directed across said extruder discharge zone.

US Pat. No. 10,112,329

OVERMOLDED DISPOSABLE CUTLERY ARTICLES

Modern Packaging LLC, Ch...

1. A molded article of cutlery comprising:a first shot molded structure comprising a working end and an elongated handle support molded from a first plastic material and having top and bottom surfaces and a length which extends away from the working end, and a second shot molded structure including top and bottom handle portions that form the upper and lower surfaces of the handle on the handle support of the first shot molded structure;
wherein the first shot molded structure includes (a) a plurality of openings configured for allowing passage of second shot plastic material through the first molded structure to access both the top and bottom surfaces of the handle support, wherein the openings include one or more open slots located adjacent the sidewall at the end of the article that is furthest away from the working end, and (b) one or more sidewalls having a first height that extends above the top surface and about the perimeter of the elongated handle support extending to but not including the working end and located at least on each side of the top surface along the length of the handle support to provide a border around the perimeter of the handle support, with the sidewall(s) configured to surround or encompass a subsequently provided second shot molded structure on the top surface of the handle support, wherein the sidewall(s) have at least partially flat top surfaces to conform to mold surfaces and straight, curved or angled outer profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,112,327

HOUSING OF AN LED DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Lite-On Opto Technology (...

1. A method for manufacturing a housing of an LED display device, comprising:(a) providing a first mold assembly with a first formation cavity for injection molding a cover and a second mold assembly with a plurality of first molding projections for injection molding a plurality of first transparent members, filling a first material into the first formation cavity defined by the first mold assembly at a first position to form the cover with a plurality of first through holes, followed by moving the cover to a second position, filling a second material into a second formation cavity defined by the second mold assembly and the cover to seal one of the plurality of first through holes by forming a corresponding one of the first transparent members therein, each of the first molding projections of the second mold assembly projecting into a respective one of the first through holes and having a forming surface that faces the respective one of the first through holes and that is non-coplanar with a display side of the cover; and
(b) disposing an ink layer on the display side of the cover in such a manner that the ink layer covers the display side of the cover with the first transparent member, which is disposed in each of the first through holes and recessed from the display side, to remain uncovered and thereby exposed by the ink layer;
wherein the cover has a back side opposite to the display side and a lateral side interconnecting the display side and the back side, in process (a), the first mold assembly including a movable mold, a first stationary mold and a core mold extending through the movable mold, the movable mold, the first stationary mold and the core mold cooperatively defining the first formation cavity, and moving the cover along with the movable mold of the first mold assembly to the second position where the movable mold cooperates with the second mold assembly to clamp the cover therebetween; and
wherein, in process (a), the second mold assembly includes a second stationary mold to cover the back side of the cover and the movable mold, the first molding projections being disposed opposite to the second stationary mold and extending through the movable mold, an outer surface of the first transparent member in each of the first through holes being indented from the display side of the cover, and wherein the ink layer covers the display side of the cover while leaving the first transparent member in each of the first through holes exposed in process (b).

US Pat. No. 10,112,326

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EDGING OF A FLAT EXTENDED PANEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A device for producing an edging of a flat extended panel, the device having:a molding tool;
a material dispenser which is movable in relation to the molding tool, for dispensing a material for the edging, wherein the molding tool has:
a first mold body having a holding region for the panel;
a second mold body having a holding region for the panel such that the panel is capable of being held by the first mold body and by the second mold body;
a third mold body which with the first mold body shares a common contact region, wherein the first mold body, the second mold body, and the third mold body are configured such that they conjointly with the panel surround a space in which the edging is configurable; and
an access duct to the space, the former being configured between the second mold body and the third mold body;
wherein an elastic lip seal is fixed to the second mold body and/or to the third mold body, so as to close and temporarily unblock the access duct.

US Pat. No. 10,112,324

IMPRINT METHOD, IMPRINT APPARATUS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR ARTICLE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imprint method for forming a pattern of an imprint material on a substrate by using a mold, the method comprising:carrying the substrate into an imprint apparatus;
supplying the imprint material by using a supply unit;
removing, after the substrate is carried into the imprint apparatus, a whole or a portion of foreign particles adhering to a pattern of the mold formed on the mold when bringing an imprint material supplied to a member different from the substrate inside the imprint apparatus and the mold into contact, and curing the imprint material so as to form the pattern of the imprint material on the member; and
forming the pattern on the substrate that has been carried into the imprint apparatus, by using the mold from which the foreign particles are removed,
wherein a distance between the member and the supply unit when carrying the substrate into the imprint apparatus is shorter than a distance between the substrate and the supply unit when carrying the substrate into the imprint apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,112,322

NEGATIVE MOLD COMPRISING PREDEFINED FOAM BLOCKS FOR CASTING A COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE NEGATIVE MOLD

1. A method for producing a negative mold for casting a blade of a wind turbine component, comprising:providing a support structure; and
adjacently mounting a plurality of foam blocks onto the support structure such that a common surface contour of the plurality of foam blocks defines an outer surface of the wind turbine component, which is to be casted; and
wherein each foam block is taken from a predetermined number of different types of foam blocks, each of the different types of foam block is defined by a predetermined foam block size and foam block shape,
wherein each of the mounted foam blocks comprises at least one three-dimensionally contoured lateral surface, mated with complementary three-dimensionally contoured lateral surface of the adjacently mounted block.

US Pat. No. 10,112,321

HIGH-PRESSURE IN-FIBER PARTICLE PRODUCTION WITH PRECISE DIMENSIONAL CONTROL

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A fiber comprising:a fiber cladding material comprising a material selected from the group consisting of silica, a silicate, a borosilicate, and a phosphate glass, said fiber cladding material being disposed along a longitudinal-axis fiber length; and
a plurality of discrete and disconnected high-stress domains disposed as a sequence along a longitudinal line parallel to the longitudinal fiber axis in at least a portion of the fiber length, each high stress domain having an internal pressure of at least 0.1 GPa and comprising a domain material that is interior to and different than the fiber cladding material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,320

PROCESS FOR THE EXTRUSION OF PLASTICS TENDING TO ADHERENCE

1. A material extruder, comprising:a housing comprising an internal toothing formed by a plurality of housing teeth which extend along an axial extension of the housing, each housing tooth of the internal toothing extending radially from a root at a root circle inwardly to a top;
a central spindle disposed within said housing;
planetary spindles configured and disposed to rotate about said central spindle between said central spindle and said housing;
each of said planetary spindles comprising an external toothing configured to mesh with said internal toothing of said housing;
said housing comprising an inlet opening configured to permit feeding of material to be extruded into an interior of said housing; and
a feed guide being disposed at said inlet opening to guide material to be extruded into said inlet opening,
wherein at least one housing tooth extends axially along a regular height portion and a shortened height portion, and
wherein a regular height of the at least one housing tooth, defined by a radial distance from the root circle to the top of the at least one housing tooth at the regular height portion, is greater than a shortened height of the least one housing tooth, defined by a radial distance from the root circle to the top of the at least one housing tooth at the shortened height portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,319

BRICK CLAMP

1. A clamp for masonry work comprising:a base plate including a first workpiece bearing surface, wherein the base plate is configured to hold a plurality of work pieces directly onto the first bearing surface;
an upper arm weldment including a second workpiece bearing surface having an open and closed position with respect to the base plate, wherein when one of said workpieces is inserted between said base plate and said upper arm weldment and said upper arm weldment is in its said closed position, said one of said workpieces is clamped between said first and second workpiece bearing surfaces, said one of said workpieces is configured to be clamped in such a way as to not lose clamping force throughout a cutting and forming process;
a clamp operating device that is configured to transition the second workpiece bearing surface between said open and closed positions, wherein said closed position is defined by the first and second workpiece bearing surfaces being parallel and facing one another, and said open position defined by a first spacing of the first and second workpiece bearing surfaces in the open position being greater than a second spacing between the first and second workpiece bearing surfaces in the closed position;
the clamp operating device has an over center locking means comprising: an engagement lever that controls and moves said second workpiece bearing surface from the open to the closed position: a release lever that controls and moves said second workpiece bearing surface from the closed to the open position, and a spring return that assists in returning said upper arm weldment to said open position from said closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,318

PRESSING ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD FOR FORMING A DEPRESSION WITHIN A MOVING, WET GYPSUM BOARD

Saint-Gobain Placo SAS, ...

1. A method for forming a depression within a moving, wet gypsum board, the method comprising the steps of:providing a pressing assembly including a tapered die attached to a pressing head, the tapered die including a recess;
providing a gypsum board moving in a direction of travel at a first speed;
moving the pressing head in the direction of travel of the gypsum board, such that the speed of the pressing head in the direction of travel of the gypsum board substantially matches the first speed, while simultaneously causing the pressing head to move towards the gypsum board, to bring the recess into contact with a portion of the gypsum board, and
causing the tapered die to compress the gypsum board to substantially simultaneously form a depression on either side of a comparatively uncompressed gypsum board portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,317

NANOTUBE PARTICLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A nanotube particle device comprising:a nanotube having a first end and a second end;
particle shooter, wherein the particle shooter is coupled to the first end of the nanotube and wherein the particle shooter is configured to shoot a particle from the nanotube to a target located beyond the second end of the nanotube;
a positioning mechanism, wherein the positioning mechanism is configured to position the nanotube in relation to the target; and
a detection sensor, wherein the detection sensor is configured to receive and transmit energy or movement, emanating from an interaction between the particle and the target, to the positioning mechanism to determine the relative position of the nanotube device to the target,
wherein the positioning mechanism comprises an electrostatic coupling, an electromagnetic coupling, or a piezoelectric coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,112,315

OPTICAL FILMS HAVING AN OPTICAL AXIS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SAME

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A method comprising:providing a continuous web of optical film, the optical film having a length along a longitudinal direction and a width along a transverse direction, the optical film having an optical axis, an orientation of the optical axis varying across the width of the optical film;
for each of at least one position along the length of the optical film, determining the orientation of the optical axis at a plurality of positions along the width of the optical film; and
applying at least one indicium to a surface of the optical film, the at least one indicium recording the orientation of the optical axis at the plurality of positions along the width of the optical film.

US Pat. No. 10,112,314

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING DEVIATION OF PUNCHING POSITION

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A post-processing apparatus comprising:a transporting mechanism that transports a sheet in a predetermined transportation direction;
a punching apparatus that punches the sheet;
a moving mechanism that moves the punching apparatus in a width direction orthogonal to the transportation direction; and
a sensor disposed on a transportation path for the sheet,
wherein:
the sensor optically detects a mark formed on the sheet and indicates a position to be punched,
the mark includes a plurality of feature portions extending in the width direction,
an interval between the feature portions in the transportation direction changes based on the width direction,
the moving mechanism determines a position of the punching apparatus in the width direction based on a difference between respective timings of detection of the plurality of feature portions by the sensor,
the punching apparatus punches the sheet at a plurality of positions along the width direction at a predetermined interval, and
the mark is formed on the sheet at least one of the plurality of positions to be punched by the punching apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,112,312

KNIFE WITH AUTOMATIC BLADE RETRACTION

MARTOR KG, Solingen (DE)...

1. A knife with automatic blade retraction, the knife comprising:a housing;
a moveable actuating housing including a plurality of sidewalls;
a moveable slide member;
a rotatable blade unit rotatably attached to the moveable slide member, the rotatable blade unit including a blade and a blade carrier, the rotatable blade unit partially disposed within the plurality of sidewalls of the moveable actuating housing, the blade being connected to the blade carrier such that rotary movement between the blade and the blade carrier is prevented, the blade carrier including an entrainment member configured to be brought into engagement with an abutment surface of the moveable actuating housing, the rotatable blade unit moveable by the moveable actuating housing between a first position in which the blade is retracted in the housing and a second position in which the blade is extended from the housing, and the rotatable blade unit rotatable by the action of cutting force in the second position from an engagement position in which the entrainment member of the blade carrier is in engagement with the abutment surface of the moveable actuating housing into a release position in which the entrainment member of the blade carrier is not in engagement with the abutment surface of the moveable actuating housing; and
a first retraction element configured to continuously apply a retraction force to the rotatable blade unit in the direction of the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,311

ROTARY JOINT OF A ROBOT AND THE ROBOT INCLUDING THE SAME

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A rotary joint, comprising a wiring unit having a main portion associated with each of a plurality of flexible printed circuit (FPC) boards therein, wherein said rotary joint further comprising a protective unit fixed to said wiring unit, in which an end portion of each of said plurality of FPC boards is connected to a group of cables;wherein said protective unit comprises a plurality of plastic boards, which substantially parallel or horizontal to each other, thereby said end portion of each of said plurality of FPC boards are apart from each other and capable of connecting to corresponding groups of cables, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,309

GRIPPING DEVICE ATTACHED TO ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A gripping device attached to a robot, comprising:a first finger part for contacting one side of a target object to be gripped;
a second finger part for contacting the other side of the target object, which is opposed to the first finger part;
a base part for supporting the first finger part and the second finger part; and
a drive part for driving at least one of the first finger part and the second finger part, wherein
the first finger part includes a first finger main body part which is supported by the base part and which has an opening, wherein the first main body part includes a plurality of bar-like parts, and a first fingertip part for contacting the target object, which is is permanently attached to ends of the plurality of bar-like parts;
the second finger part includes a second finger main body part supported by the base part, and a second fingertip part for contacting the target object, which is disposed at an end of the second finger main body part,
the first finger part and the second finger part are formed so that, when the drive part is driven based on a first motion command, the first fingertip part and the second fingertip part move closer to each other, and the first fingertip part and the second fingertip part grip the target object, and
the first finger part and the second finger part are formed so as to grip the target object when the drive part is driven based on a second motion command, with at least a part of the second finger part entering the inside of the opening, and the first finger main body part and the second finger main body part being in contact with the target object.

US Pat. No. 10,112,308

VACUUM CUP ASSEMBLY

Wolfram Labs, LLC, Grove...

1. A vacuum cup assembly comprising:(a) a vacuum cup having a wall terminating at one end in a rim configured to seat against a work piece for forming a temporary attachment to the work piece, the vacuum cup having a concave fluid chamber formed within the vacuum cup wall;
(b) a housing having a wall to which the vacuum cup is mounted, the housing at least partially defining a variable volume chamber that is fluidically connected to the concave fluid chamber;
(c) a flexible membrane sealingly mounted to the housing wall and partially defining the variable volume chamber; and
(d) a prime mover mounted to the housing and the flexible membrane, the prime mover being operable to selectively displace the flexible membrane relative to the housing, thereby modifying the volume of the variable volume chamber and modifying the fluid pressure in the concave fluid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,112,307

PART HOLDING ASSEMBLY, AN ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF POSITIONING A FIRST PART

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A part holding assembly coupleable to a support structure, the assembly comprising:a base adapted to be coupled to the support structure;
a first pin extending outwardly away from the base to a distal end that is spaced from the base, with the base movable to position the first pin relative to a first part and to insert the distal end of the first pin through a first hole of the first part to locate the first part;
a first magnet adjacent to the first pin and selectively magnetized to selectively secure the position of the first part relative to the base;
wherein the base includes a track; and
a second pin coupled to the track, with the second pin movable along the track to change the position of the second pin relative to the first pin.

US Pat. No. 10,112,305

FAILURE DIAGNOSIS DEVICE AND FAILURE DIAGNOSIS METHOD

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A failure diagnosis device for a mechanical device provided with a motor as a source to drive a motion axis, and configured to acquire a moving position of the motion axis and a disturbance torque value applied to the motion axis every predetermined period, and to diagnose that a failure is occurring when the disturbance torque value is larger than a failure determination threshold, comprising:a maintenance effect determination unit configured to calculate a change in the disturbance torque value before and after conducting of a maintenance task when the maintenance task is conducted on the motion axis; and
a failure diagnosis unit configured to re-set the failure determination threshold only when the change in the disturbance torque value is larger than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,112,304

ROBOT PROGRAMMING APPARATUS FOR TEACHING MACHINING OPERATION TO ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot programming apparatus configured to create a robot program for operating a robot equipped with a tool to execute machining of a workpiece arranged in a work space, the robot programming apparatus comprising:a virtual space creation unit configured to create a virtual space which three-dimensionally represent the work space;
a model arrangement unit configured to arrange a workpiece model, a robot model, and a tool model which three-dimensionally represent the workpiece, the robot, and the tool in the virtual space, respectively;
a projection target arrangement unit configured to arrange in the virtual space a projection target on which an operation pattern of the tool for machining the workpiece is provided;
a machining path creation unit configured to project the operation pattern onto at least one surface, which is curved in a direction of a center axis line of the tool, of the workpiece model and create a machining path through which a machining point of the tool passes for machining the workpiece;
a position and posture determination unit configured to determine a position and a posture of the tool for machining the workpiece along the machining path based on a direction of a normal line to the at least one surface of the workpiece model and on the machining path;
a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the workpiece and the tool interfere with each other at any point along the machining path except for the machining point of the tool, based on the position and the posture of the tool determined by the position and posture determination unit; and
a position and posture correction unit configured to, when the determination unit determines that interference occurs at a point along the machining path other than the machining point, correct at least one of the position and the posture of the tool at the point where it is determined that the interference occurs without changing the machining point so that the workpiece and the tool do not interfere with each other at any point, including an inflection point, along the machining path except for the machining point of the tool, wherein the position and posture correction unit is configured to change at least one of the position and the posture of the tool by changing a coordinate system defined in association with the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,112,303

IMAGE-BASED TRAJECTORY ROBOT PROGRAMMING PLANNING APPROACH

1. A method of programming at least one robot by demonstration comprising:performing at least one set of demonstrations of at least one task in the field of view of at least one fixed camera to obtain at least one set of observed task trajectories of at least one manipulated object;
generating a generalized task trajectory from said at least one set of observed task trajectories; and
executing said at least one task by said at least one robot in the field of view of said at least one fixed camera, using image-based visual servoing to minimize the difference between an observed trajectory during said execution and the generalized task trajectory;
wherein Cartesian positions and velocities of said at least one manipulated object are calculated from image measurements from said at least one set of observed task trajectories, and said image-based visual servoing comprises following said Cartesian positions and velocities of said at least one manipulated object by minimizing the difference between said observed task trajectory during said execution and the generalized task trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,112,302

MOBILE ROBOT

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A mobile robot comprising:a vision system, the vision system comprising a camera and at least one light source arranged to provide a level of illumination to an area surrounding the mobile robot; and
a control system configured for:
detecting features within images captured by the vision system and comparing a quantity of features detected with a predetermined minimum threshold number of features,
adjusting the level of illumination provided by the light source in response to the comparison of the quantity of features detected to the predetermined minimum threshold number of features, and
decreasing the level of illumination when the comparison shows that the quantity of features detected by the control system is above the predetermined minimum threshold number,
continuing to decrease the level of illumination to zero as long as the quantity of features detected by the control system is above the predetermined minimum threshold number, and
ceasing to decrease the level of illumination when the quantity of features detected by the control system meets the predetermined minimum threshold number of features.

US Pat. No. 10,112,299

MACHINING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING WORKPIECE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A machining apparatus comprising:a first robot comprising:
a rotating portion, a first arm portion, a second arm portion, a wrist portion, and a tip portion mutually connected in series, the first arm portion including a first link and a second link, the second link being swingable around a seventh axis with respect to the first link;
a first actuator configured to rotate the rotating portion around a first axis;
a second actuator configured to swing the first arm portion around a second axis passing through a first joint connecting the rotating portion and the first arm portion, the second axis being non-parallel to the first axis and substantially parallel to the seventh axis;
a third actuator configured to swing the second arm portion around a third axis passing through a second joint connecting the first arm portion and the second arm portion, the third axis being substantially parallel to the second axis and the seventh axis;
a fourth actuator configured to swing the wrist portion around a fourth axis passing through a third joint connecting the second arm portion and the wrist portion, the fourth axis being non-parallel to a central axis of the second arm portion;
a fifth actuator configured to rotate the wrist portion around a fifth axis that is non-parallel to the third axis and the fourth axis;
a sixth actuator configured to rotate the tip portion around a sixth axis that is non-parallel to the fourth axis;
a distance adjustment actuator configured to adjust a distance between the second axis and the third axis by rotating the second link around the seventh axis to fold the first arm portion; and
an end effector provided to the tip portion and configured to apply machining to a workpiece, wherein
the first robot is positioned such that a movable range of a tip portion of the first arm portion or a base end portion of the second arm portion interferes with the workpiece when the first arm portion is rotated around the second axis, where the distance is set to be maximum, in a state where the first arm portion is oriented toward the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,112,298

ASSIGNING TASKS TO A ROBOT DEVICE FOR EXECUTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, performed by a processor, for assigning tasks to a robot device, comprising:selecting a target region from a displayed image of an image capturing device;
defining one or more tasks in relation to a plurality of objects displayed within the target region such that the defined one or more tasks are arranged according to a task workflow;wherein defining the one or more tasks further includes inputting image capturing instructions for performing the defined one or more tasks and one or more subtasks of the one or more tasks according to the plurality of objects using text data via a graphical user interface (GUI) such that a user inputs natural language text into the GUI to define the one or more tasks; andcommunicating the defined one or more tasks to a self-directed device thereby assigning the self-directed device to perform the defined one or more tasks according to the task workflow.

US Pat. No. 10,112,297

ROBOT CONTROL APPARATUS, ROBOT, AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A robot control apparatus that controls a robot including a manipulator having a plurality of arm members attached by a plurality of joints that rotate completely about respective rotation axes and to which one of a plurality of end effectors may be attached, a force detector provided in the manipulator, and an actuator that drives the manipulator based on a target position, the robot control apparatus comprising:a display controller configured to display a current motion position of the manipulator and the target position on a screen; and
a robot controller configured to control the robot,
wherein the robot controller is configured to derive the current motion position of the manipulator based on a target force and an output of the force detector, to determine a velocity of the current motion position, and to determine an acting force coordinate from the output of the force detector, and
the display controller is configured to display a speedometer indicating the velocity of the current motion position on the screen and to display a monitor in which the acting force coordinate is displayed as a time function in a line graph.

US Pat. No. 10,112,295

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR POINTING ROBOT

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A remote device, configured to control a controlled vehicle device, the remote device comprising:an image sensor configured to capture an image containing an object image of the controlled vehicle device, wherein the object image contains a pattern formed on the controlled vehicle device; and
a processor configured to determine a moving direction of the controlled vehicle device according to an orientation of the pattern of the object image in the captured image and an imaging position of the pattern of the object image in the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,112,294

SYSTEM HAVING AT LEAST TWO OSCILLATION INSERT TOOLS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system comprising:a first oscillating insert tool that is configured to be operatively coupled to an oscillating hand power tool; and
a second oscillating insert tool that differs from the first oscillating insert tool and that, as an alternative to the first oscillating insert tool, is configured to be operatively coupled to the oscillating hand power tool,
wherein at least one of the first and second oscillating insert tools includes at least one compensating unit configured to adapt a first mass moment of inertia of the first oscillating insert tool about an oscillation axis in an operating state of the oscillating hand power tool and a second mass moment of inertia of the second oscillating insert tool about the oscillation axis in the operating state to one another in such a way that a difference between the first mass moment of inertia and the second mass moment of inertia is less than 20% of a greater of the first mass moment of inertia and the second mass moment of inertia.

US Pat. No. 10,112,293

MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOOL SET

KANTAS PRODUCTS CO., LTD....

1. A multifunctional tool set, comprising:a plate, having a through hole cut through a middle portion thereof, a first stepped portion, a second stepped portion, a first flat portion and a second flat portion formed on inside wall of the through hole, wherein the front and rear ends of the first and second stepped portions are jointed with the first and second flat portions respectively, the first stepped portion corresponds in position to the first flat portion and the second stepped surface corresponds in position to the second flat portion, so that the through hole has a hole diameter gradually increasing from the front and rear ends thereof to a center portion thereof, and the first stepped portion is formed with a plurality of stepped parts which are sequentially jointed in an order from small to large, and the first stepped parts are in parallel with the first flat portion, so as to form different metric dimensions of wrench holes between the first stepped parts and the first flat portion, respectively, and the second stepped portion is formed with a plurality of second stepped parts which are sequentially jointed in an order from small to large, the plurality of second stepped parts are in parallel with the second flat portion, so as to form different imperial dimensions of wrench holes between the plurality of second stepped parts and the second flat portion;
a fixing device formed by elastic material and having a plurality of assembly holes cut therethrough and in parallel with each other, and a structure of the fixing device matching with that of the plurality of through holes, so as to enable the fixing device to be mount in the through hole by a deformation manner, and to expose the plurality of assembly holes out of the through hole, and wherein the fixing device includes an upper member and a lower member, a bottom of the upper member is jointed with a top of the lower member, and a front end of the lower member is more protruding than a front end of the upper member; and
a plurality of screwdrivers having sectional structures respectively matching with the plurality of assembly holes of the fixing device, so as to be mounted into the plurality of assembly holes and positioned in parallel with both sides of the plate and adjacent to the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,112,292

MULTIPURPOSE HANDHELD TOOL AND ACCESSORIES

1. A handheld tool, comprising:a central member comprising a first end and a second end;
a plurality of storage pockets disposed within the central member about the first end of the central member, wherein the plurality of storage pockets are configured to at least partially house one or more tool accessories therein, the one or more tool accessories comprising a first cavity, wherein the first cavity is threaded;
a forward member comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the second end of the forward member is attachable to the first end of the central member;
a recessed attachment point comprising a second cavity with a threaded protrusion therein, the recessed attachment point disposed on the first end of the forward member, wherein the one or more tool accessories are attachable onto the threaded protrusion of the recessed attachment point via the first cavity; and
a rear member comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the rear member is attachable to the second end of the central member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,291

TIE ROD CONNECTION FOR A HYDRAULIC HAMMER

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A powered hammer assembly comprising:a lower head that defines a plurality of tie rod bores;
an upper head that defines a plurality of tie rod bores, wherein the bores of the lower head and the upper head define longitudinal axes;
a power cell; and
a plurality of tie rods, wherein at least one tie rod comprises a torque end and a bearing surface positioned adjacent the torque end and the upper head defines at least one bearing surface that is at least partially complimentary shaped to the bearing surface of the tire rod for engagement therewith, wherein at least one of the bearing surfaces of either the upper head or the tie rod define a tangent to the surface that forms an oblique angle to the longitudinal axis of a bore and at least one of the bearing surfaces of the upper head or the tie rod is axis-symmetrical about the longitudinal axis of a bore.

US Pat. No. 10,112,290

DEVICE FOR PRESSURE MONITORING

CONSTRUCTION TOOLS GMBH, ...

1. A device for monitoring a pressure, the device comprising:a hydraulically driven percussive mechanism comprising a pressure accumulator, the pressure accumulator having a gas space;
a piston;
a display element;
a spring; and
a housing, at least a portion of the piston being mounted in the housing such that the piston is slidingly movable counter to a force of the spring, wherein the display element is connected to the piston such that the display element extends through a face surface of the housing, wherein the piston divides the housing into a pressure chamber and a spring chamber, the spring acting on a spring chamber-side working surface of the piston, and the pressure accumulator is indirectly operatively connected to the pressure chamber-side working surface of the piston, such that, in an event of a critical pressure within the pressure accumulator being undershot, the piston and the display element are displaced to such an extent that the display element protrudes out of the housing, the spring chamber-side working surface being averted from the display element, the pressure chamber-side working surface facing toward the display element, the pressure chamber of the pressure accumulator being connected to a control surface of a spring-loaded pressure valve which can be transferred from a pass-through position into a blocking position counter to a force of a compression spring, the pressure chamber of the housing being connected via a check valve to the pressure line of the hydraulics and the pressure chamber of the housing is relieved of pressure to a tank in the pass-through position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,289

TOOL FOR PULLING IMPELLER WEAR RING

1. A method for wear ring removal comprising:inserting legs of a wear ring removal tool into a channel formed by the wear ring, the legs coupled to a base;
tightening a plurality of spreader bolts causing a spreader to engage the legs with the wear ring, the plurality of spreader bolts passing through holes in the base into threaded holes in the spreader, the spreader configured to move up and down along the plurality of spreader bolts during operation such that as the plurality of spreader bolts are tightened the spreader is drawn toward the base in order to effectuate spreading of the legs; and
tightening a puller bolt, the puller bolt passing through the spreader and engaging an impeller.

US Pat. No. 10,112,287

TUBE CLAMPING HAND TOOL

1. A handheld clamping tool, comprising:a handle having an elongated length, a proximal end, and a distal end;
a grip having an elongated length, a proximal end, and a distal end;
a fixed jaw extending from the distal end of the handle defining a body having opposite side surfaces and a work piece securing portion;
a movable jaw pivotably connected to the handle between the distal end of the handle and the fixed jaw defining a body having opposite side surfaces and a work piece securing portion;
whereby the work piece securing portion of the fixed jaw and the work piece securing portion of the movable jaw align to form a substantially rectangular block having a thickness greater than a thickness of each of the body when the movable jaw is pressed against the fixed jaw;
whereby the movable jaw is pivotably connected to the distal end of the grip;
an intermediate link having a first end and a second end;
the first end of the intermediate link being pivotably and slidably connected to the handle at position along the length of the handle;
the second end of the intermediate link being pivotably connected to the grip along the length of the grip;
a turn screw disposed within the handle, whereby a distal end of the turn screw is adapted to secure to the first end of the intermediate link when the grip is moved toward the handle;
whereby the turn screw is adapted to adjust the position of the first end of the intermediate link along the length of the handle and operably lock the first end of the intermediate link to the handle when the grip is moved toward the handle;
a bias spring disposed between the handle and movable jaw;
a release link pivotably connected to the grip, the release link being adapted to engage the intermediate link and release the first end of the intermediate link from the distal end of the turn screw;
whereby the fixed jaw has a plurality of semicircular apertures formed in the work piece securing portion, adapted to receive a rounded work piece therein;
whereby the movable jaw has a plurality of semicircular apertures formed in the work piece securing portion, adapted to receive a rounded work piece therein;
whereby the plurality of semicircular apertures of the fixed jaw and the plurality of semicircular apertures of the movable jaw align to form a plurality of rounded openings when the movable jaw is pressed against the fixed jaw;
wherein each rounded opening defines a fixed and integral smooth interior surface, each rounded opening configured to receive a rod therein;
wherein a portion of the fixed jaw and a portion of the movable jaw extend beyond the distal end of the handle such that at least one rounded opening is disposed entirely beyond the distal end of the handle;
wherein each rounded opening extends from beyond each of said side surface of the fixed and the movable jaw defined by the thickness of the substantially rectangular block; and
wherein four rounded openings are defined, such that a second rounded opening is larger than a proximally disposed first rounded opening, a third rounded opening is distal to and larger than the second rounded opening, and a fourth rounded opening is smaller than and distal to the third rounded opening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,285

GRINDING WHEEL AND GRINDING METHOD

Disco Corporation, Tokyo...

2. A grinding method of grinding a substrate by using a grinding apparatus including a chuck table for holding said substrate, grinding means having a rotating spindle and a grinding wheel fixed to said rotating spindle for grinding said substrate held on said chuck table, abrasive feeding means for relatively moving said grinding means and said chuck table toward and away from each other in an abrasive feeding direction, and moving means for relatively moving said grinding means and said chuck table in a radial direction of said chuck table; said grinding wheel including: a wheel base having a free end portion and a fixed portion fixed to said rotating spindle; the free end portion of the wheel base has a surface that extends in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the spindle; and a plurality of abrasive members fixed to the surface of said free end portion of said wheel base; said wheel base having a plurality of grinding water supply holes for supplying a grinding water to said abrasive members; each abrasive member being formed as a segment abrasive obtained by binding diamond abrasive grains with a metal bond; the shape of each abrasive member being set so that each abrasive member has an outer surface extending downward from the surface of said free end portion of said wheel base so as to be inclined radially outward of said wheel base and each abrasive member has a bottom surface extending substantially parallel to the surface of the free end portion; said plurality of abrasive members being arranged annularly at given intervals; said plurality of grinding water supply holes being formed on said free end portion of said wheel base in the vicinity of said abrasive members so as to each correspond to said abrasive members in the condition where each grinding water supply hole lies on a line connecting the corresponding abrasive member and the axis of rotation of said wheel base; the grinding method comprising grinding said substrate held on said chuck table by creep feed grinding such that said grinding wheel being rotated is horizontally moved relative to said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,284

SIDE PLATE UNIT AND CENTRIFUGAL PROJECTOR

SINTOKOGIO, LTD., Aichi ...

1. A side plate unit used in a centrifugal projector which projects shot blast materials at a processing target, the side plate unit comprising:a pair of side plates configured to rotate around a rotation axis in a first rotation direction;
a plurality of blades attached to the pair of side plates for rotation with the pair of side plates;
a joining member configured to connect the pairs of side plates together;
guide channel portions formed in opposing surfaces of the pair of side plates; and
side plate guide channel portions formed in the opposing surfaces of the pair of side plates, the side plate guide channel portions being inclined so that radially outer side of each side plate guide channel portion is positioned rearward of a radially inner side thereof in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction, wherein
the guide channel portion formed in the opposing surfaces of the pair of side plates has an outside part formed straight in shape,
each blade is formed with a pair of planar side walls having front edges and rear edges and extending perpendicularly to the rotational axis through a radial length of the blade along circumferential sides of the front surface, the front edges being shaped straight throughout its radial length and projecting generally in the first direction from the circumferential sides of the front surface, the rear edges being shaped straight in parallel to the front edges except radially inner end portions thereof from which locking portions project in the second direction, and
the side plate guide channel portion of the side plate has an inside part formed wider in a direction perpendicular to a direction of the side plate guide channel than the outside part, the inside part being configured to locked with the locking portion to secure the blade in position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,282

WHEEL DEBURRING DEVICE

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD, ...

1. An improved wheel deburring device, comprising: a machine frame, first guide posts, a first cylinder, a first motor, a rotary joint, a first belt pulley, a second belt pulley, a third belt pulley, first guide sleeves, a first synchronizing belt, a first rising and falling plate, a large bearing block, a hollow shaft, a spline housing, a spline shaft, a spring, a clamp, a lower brush, a flange sleeve, a conical column, a pressing ring, second guide posts, an upper brush, a rotary shaft, an upper bearing block, a second rising and falling plate, second guide sleeves, third guide posts, third guide sleeves, a second motor, second cylinders, third cylinders, fourth cylinders, a second synchronizing belt, a fourth belt pulley and a third motor; wherein four of the first guide posts are fixed between a bottom of the machine frame and a working platform of the machine frame; four of the first guide sleeves matched with the first guide posts are mounted on the first rising and falling plate; the first motor, which has an output end provided with the third belt pulley, is fixed below the first rising and falling plate through a flange; the third motor, which has an output end provided with the fourth belt pulley, is also fixed below the first rising and falling plate through a flange; the large bearing block is fixed above the first rising and falling plate, and the hollow shaft is mounted inside the large bearing block through a bearing; the spline housing is mounted inside the hollow shaft through a bearing, and the spline shaft is matched with the spline housing; the first cylinder is fixed at the bottom of the machine frame, and an output end of the first cylinder is connected to a downside of the spline shaft through the rotary joint; the first belt pulley is fixed at a downside of the spline housing; the second belt pulley is fixed below the hollow shaft; the second belt pulley and the third belt pulley are connected through the first synchronizing belt; the first belt pulley and the fourth belt pulley are connected through the second synchronizing belt; two of the fourth cylinders are both fixed at the bottom of the machine frame, and output ends of the fourth cylinders are hinged to a downside of the first rising and falling plate; and the conical column is matched with the flange sleeve, and the spring is arranged below the conical column; the lower brush is mounted at an upper end of the hollow shaft and an upper end of the spline housing; and the clamp is fixed on the machine frame; the lower brush comprises a first connecting plate, a first geared ring, a gear, an outer ring, round brushes, a second geared ring, an inner ring and a second connecting plate; wherein both the first connecting plate and the first geared ring are fixed below the outer ring; the second geared ring and the second connecting plate are fixed below the inner ring; and a plurality of round brushes are fixed above the gear, and the gear is matched with the first geared ring and the second geared ring; four of the second guide posts are separately fixed above the pressing ring, and four of the second guide sleeves matched with the second guide posts are fixed at a top end of the machine frame; two of the third cylinders are also fixed at the top end of the machine frame, and output ends of the third cylinders are hinged to an upside of the pressing ring; the upper bearing block is fixed below the second rising and falling plate, and the rotary shaft is mounted in the upper bearing block through a bearing; the upper brush is fixed at a lower end of the rotary shaft; the second motor is fixed above the second rising and falling plate, and an output end of the second motor is connected to an upside of the rotary shaft; four of the third guide posts are fixed above the second rising and falling plate, and four of the third guide sleeves matched with the third guide posts are fixed at the top end of the machine frame; and two of the second cylinders are also fixed at the top end of the machine frame, and output ends of the second cylinders are hinged to an upside of the second rising and falling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,281

COMPONENT BLENDING TOOL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A component blending tool comprising:a shoe comprising a contour that corresponds to a blend ratio;
a belt comprising a first surface in slideable contact with the contour and a material removing surface such that said material removing surface is substantially the same as said blend ratio;
the shoe including a first end and an opposite second end;
a first transitioning pulley in receipt of the belt at the first end;
a second transitioning pulley in receipt of the belt at the second end;
a drive pulley for driving the belt;
a tension pulley for maintaining belt tension;
an engagement device for releasable engagement to a component;
a first rail attached to the engagement device; and
a carriage including the drive pulley, the tension pulley, the shoe, and the first transitioning pulley and constructed and arranged to move along the first rail.

US Pat. No. 10,112,280

METHOD FOR MACHINING OPTICAL WORKPIECES, IN PARTICULAR, PLASTIC SPECTACLE LENSES

Satisloh AG, Baar (CH)

1. A method of processing a workpiece that is a spectacle lens of plastic, having a first surface and a second surface which faces away therefrom and is to be processed, comprising the following principal steps carried out in the indicated sequence:(i) blocking the workpiece with the aid of a blocking material on a blocking member as holder during the processing so that the blocking material is located between the blocking member and the first surface of the workpiece,
(ii) processing the workpiece by a geometrically defined cutting edge for achieving the desired macrogeometry at the second surface of the workpiece,
(iii) processing the workpiece by a geometrically undefined cutting edge for achieving the desired microgeometry at the second surface of the workpiece and
(iv) deblocking the workpiece from the blocking member,characterized in that the step (ii) of processing of the workpiece by a geometrically defined cutting edge comprises a plunge-cutting sub-step (ii.2) in which by a geometrically defined cutting edge starting from the second surface an encircling plunge cut is produced which extends through the first surface into the blocking material so that the workpiece with a predetermined edge profile remains on the blocking member radially within the plunge cut.

US Pat. No. 10,112,279

SIZE-ADJUSTABLE ADAPTIVE ONLINE WHEEL DEBURRING DEVICE

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD, ...

1. A size-adjustable adaptive online wheel deburring device, comprising a synchronous clamping and rotating system for fixing and rotating a wheel, a left brush system for brushing off burrs of back cavities of the wheel, and a right brush system for brushing off burrs of corners of flange and rim roots of the wheel,wherein the left and right brush systems are fixed by means of a fixing plate to a driving shaft of a driving motor mounted in a frame of the synchronous clamping and rotating system, and wherein the driving motor can drive the left and right brush systems to rotate at the same time in a direction opposite to a rotation direction of the wheel,
wherein the left brush system includes a first belt-type brush with a T-shaped synchronous belt at its inner side and bristles at its outer side, and a first automatically adjusting mechanism for changing a shape of the first brush by engaging the T-shaped synchronous belt so that the shape of the first brush is able to match different back cavity shapes of the wheel during burr removal, and
wherein the right brush system includes a second belt-type brush and a second automatically adjusting mechanism for changing a shape of the second brush so that the second brush is constantly in three-point contact with a position of the wheel to be deburred during the burr removal.

US Pat. No. 10,112,276

PRESS MECHANISM

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A press mechanism, comprising:a driving mechanism;
a connecting plate connected to the driving mechanism;
an installation plate adjacent to the connecting plate; and
a press assembly connected to the installation plate, comprising:
a base defining at least one first resisting groove thereon;
at least one first press block positioned on the base, each first press block comprising:
a first connecting block parallel with the base, which defines at least one second resisting groove thereon facing the at least one first resisting groove; wherein a predetermined distance is defined between the first connecting block and the base; and
a first elastic member received in the at least one first resisting groove and the at least one second resisting groove and configured to be abutted against the base and the first connecting block, whereby the base is capable of being moved relative to the first connecting block by the first elastic member; and
at least one second press block positioned on the base, each second press block comprising:
a press bit comprising a protrusion and an end portion connected to the protrusion;
a movable pin positioned in the base and connected to the press bit, the movable pin comprising an inserting portion, a flange, and a rod portion, the flange being connected to and located between the inserting portion and the rod portion;
a second elastic member coiled on the rod portion and received in the base, and
a connecting member received in the base and defining a second inserting hole configured to connect the rod portion;
wherein the rod portion is movably inserted into the second inserting hole;
wherein the installation plate is located between the connecting plate and the press assembly, and the press assembly is located at one side of the connecting plate away from the driving mechanism; and
wherein the inserting portion is hollow and cylindrical, and the protrusion is inserted into the inserting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,274

MACHINE TOOL

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

1. A machine tool comprising:a base member having a main surface;
an elongate body shaped to extend linearly along the main surface and attached to the base member; and
a structure body provided on the main surface and fixed to the base member,
the structure body having a first facing portion and a second facing portion,
the elongate body being arranged between the first facing portion and the second facing portion,
at least one of the first facing portion and the second facing portion being provided with a hole having a size through which the elongate body can be inserted and penetrating through the at least one of the first facing portion and the second facing portion,
the hole forming an aperture plane that faces at least part of the elongate body with a gap provided therebetween in a prescribed direction in which the elongate body linearly extends,
as seen in the prescribed direction, the aperture plane having a first direction of a longer dimension and a second direction of a shorter dimension, the first direction extending along the main surface and having a first length, the second direction being orthogonal to the main surface and having a second length shorter than the first length,
the elongate body being arranged at a position that is shifted to one side from a center portion of the aperture plane in the first direction as seen in the prescribed direction, and
the elongate body being the only elongate body that is arranged with the hole as seen in the prescribed direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,273

APPARATUS FOR TAKING OUT FLATTENED TUBE FINS

HIDAKA SEIKI KABUSHIKI KA...

1. An apparatus for taking out flattened tube fins that takes out stacked flattened tube fins, in which a plurality of cutaway portions into which flattened tubes used for heat exchanging are inserted, are formed from one side toward another side in a width direction, from a stacker apparatus, the stacker apparatus stacking the flattened tube fins and including a base portion, stacker pins that are erected on an upper surface of the base and inserted through the cutaway portions, and a stacking start position regulating portion for stacking the flattened tube fins from a position that is separated from an upper surface of the base portion,the apparatus for taking out flattened tube fins comprising:
a first member including a base plate and an erected portion that is erected on the base plate in a state where the erected portion is positioned at at least an opening-side position of a cutaway portion, out of any of the cutaway portions aside from positions of the stacker pins;
a second member disposed at a position that faces the first member with the flattened tube fins stacked in the stacker apparatus in between and together with the first member clamps the flattened tube fins stacked on the stacker apparatus; and
a moving mechanism that causes the first member and the second member to move toward and away from the flattened tube fins stacked on the stacker apparatus and moves the flattened tube fins and the stacker apparatus apart in a state where the flattened tube fins stacked on the stacker apparatus are clamped by the first member and the second member,
wherein by moving the first member so that the base plate advances into a position between the base and the stacking start position regulating portion and the erected portion advances into an opening-side position of a cutaway portion and by moving the second member in a direction that approaches the first member, the moving mechanism clamps the flattened tube fins stacked on the stacker apparatus between the first member and the second member and then moves the first member and the second member along a direction in which the stacker pins are erected.

US Pat. No. 10,112,271

COMPACT HEAT EXCHANGER

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a first manifold defining an inlet configured to receive from a component a fluid to be cooled and an outlet configured to return the cooled fluid to the component to cool the component;
a second manifold disposed spaced from the first manifold; and
a core extending between and fluidly communicating with the first and second manifolds and including a plurality of channels, each of the plurality of channels has a generally hexagonal cross-section and is formed by six adjoining mini-tubes defining respective passages each of which is of generally triangular cross-section, the generally hexagonal cross-section of each of the plurality of channels being similar to one another, a cross-section of the core defining an irregular-cross structure and the fluid being configured to enter the inlet of the first manifold, make a first pass through the mini-tubes to the second manifold, make a second pass through the mini-tubes to the first manifold such that the fluid is cooled across the mini-tubes, exit the first manifold through the outlet, and return to the component to cool the component.

US Pat. No. 10,112,270

HEAT EXCHANGER FIN WITH CRACK ARRESTOR

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A brazed heat exchanger structure with thermally connected alternating perpendicular first fin structures and second fin structures separated by parting sheets, the first fin structures configured to receive gas at a cold gas inlet and the second fin structures configured to receive hot gas at a hot gas inlet and comprising:a plurality of closely spaced metal fins in the second fin structures for conducting heat away from the hot gas, the fins each having a long direction and first and second opposite sides;
wherein the metal fins at the hot gas inlet include crack arresting slots inserted in at least one of the first and second sides of the fins only in a portion of the fins at the hot gas inlet, the crack arresting slots extending into the fins in a direction perpendicular to the long direction of the fins to increase the mechanical compliance of the second fin structures thereby reducing thermally induced fractures in the fins during operation.

US Pat. No. 10,112,268

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CORROSION-RESISTANT WELDING ELECTRODES

HOBART BROTHERS COMPANY, ...

1. A tubular welding wire comprising a sheath and a core, wherein the tubular welding wire comprises:an organic stabilizer component;
a rare earth component; and
a corrosion resistant component comprising one or more of: nickel, chromium, and copper;
wherein the core of the tubular welding wire includes a frit comprising an oxide of a Group I or Group II metal, an oxide of titanium, and an oxide of manganese, and wherein the core comprises between approximately 0.1% and approximately 2% of the frit by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,112,267

FLUX-CORED WIRE FOR AR—CO2 MIXED GAS SHIELDED ARC WELDING

1. A flux-cored wire for Ar—CO2 mixed gas shielded arc welding obtained by filling a flux into a steel outer skin, comprising:in terms of % by mass with respect to a total mass of the flux-cored wire, as a total in the steel outer skin and the flux,
0.03 to 0.08% of C;
0.1 to 0.6% of Si;
1.2 to 2.5% of Mn;
0.01 to 0.5% of Cu;
0.5 to 1.5% of Ni;
0.05 to 0.5% of Ti;
0.002 to 0.015% of B; and
0.05% or less of Al,
and further comprising:
in terms of % by mass with respect to the total mass of the flux-cored wire, in the flux,
4 to 8% of a Ti oxide in terms of TiO2 in total;
0.1 to 0.6% of a Si oxide in terms of SiO2 in total;
0.02 to 0.3% of an Al oxide in terms of Al2O3 in total;
0.1 to 0.8% of Mg;
0.05 to 0.3% of at least one fluorine compound in terms of F in total;
one or both of Na and K in the at least one fluorine compound, in an amount of 0.05 to 0.3% in terms of Na and K in total;
one or both of Na2O and K2O, in an amount of 0.05 to 0.2% in terms of the one or both Na2O and K2O in total; and
0.2% or less of a Zr oxide in terms of ZrO2 in total,
a remaining balance being Fe in the steel outer skin, iron powder, a Fe component of iron alloy powder, and inevitable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,112,266

PRESSED THERMITE ROD FOR A SELF-CONTAINED PORTABLE CUTTING DEVICE

Baltic Innovation Holding...

1. A self-contained portable cutting device, comprising:an elongated pressed thermite rod having a length, a height, and a width, the elongated pressed thermite rod extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a longitudinal axis;
two parallel long side surfaces; and
two short side surfaces,
wherein the rod has a height to width ratio between 1.2 and 2.0.

US Pat. No. 10,112,263

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELIABLY LASER MARKING ARTICLES

Electro Scientific Indust...

1. A method for marking an article including a stainless steel surface, the method comprising:impinging a region of the stainless steel surface with a spot area of a laser beam to modify a morphology of the region of the metallic surface to form a modified surface region having a visual appearance different from another region of the stainless steel surface outside the modified surface region, wherein impinging the region employs laser pulse parameters that comprise pulse width, wherein the pulse width ranges from about 1 picosecond to about 1000picoseconds, wherein the laser pulse parameters comprise pulse fluence F, wherein the pulse fluence F is in an optimal marking range and satisfies a relationship Fu wherein a characteristic of the first plurality of ripples is different from a corresponding characteristic of the second plurality of ripples, and
wherein the modified surface region exhibits a desired optical density that is equal to or less than L*=20, a*=+/?2, and b*=+/?2 on a CIE chromaticity scale.

US Pat. No. 10,112,262

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME ENHANCEMENT OF BUILD PARAMETERS OF A COMPONENT

General Electric Company,...

1. A direct metal laser melting system for fabricating a component, said system comprising:a laser device configured to generate a melt pool in a powder bed based on a build parameter;
a confocal optical system directed at the melt pool and configured to receive an optical signal emmitted by the melt pool;
an optical sensor operatively coupled to said confocal optical system and configured to receive the optical signal and generate an electrical signal in response thereto; and
a computing device configured to receive the electrical signal and to generate a control signal in response thereto, said control signal configured to modify the build parameter of the direct metal laser melting system in real-time to adjust at least one of a melt pool size and a melt pool temperature to achieve a desired physical property of the component, wherein the optical signal corresponds to one or more of the following: the melt pool size and the melt pool temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,112,261

PROCESSING NOZZLE, PROCESSING HEAD, AND OPTICAL MACHINING APPARATUS

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOC...

1. A processing nozzle comprising:an inner cone including a beam path that passes light from a light source;
an outer cone arranged outside said inner cone;
a fluid ejection channel formed by a gap between said inner cone and said outer cone, and including an ejection port that opens toward a process surface; and
a fluid guide channel having at least one introduction port for a fluid,
wherein said fluid guide channel guides the fluid toward said fluid ejection channel in a direction away from said beam path.

US Pat. No. 10,112,260

ALIGNING LASERS OF LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for aligning a pair of calibrated lasers of a laser additive manufacturing system in an overlap region in which the pair of calibrated lasers selectively operate, the method comprising:first forming a first plurality of layers of a test structure in the overlap region of the pair of calibrated lasers solely using a first calibrated laser of the pair of calibrated lasers;
second forming a second plurality of layers of the test structure over the first plurality of layers in the overlap region of the pair of calibrated lasers solely using a second calibrated laser of the pair of calibrated lasers, the first and second forming creating a top surface of the test structure, and an outer surface of the test structure corresponding to the overlap region, the outer surface being perpendicular to the top surface;
measuring a dimension of an offset step created between the first plurality of layers and the second plurality of layers in the outer surface of the test structure; and
aligning the pair of calibrated lasers by applying the dimension of the offset step as an alignment correction to at least one of the pair of calibrated lasers.

US Pat. No. 10,112,259

DAMAGE ISOLATION BY SHAPED BEAM DELIVERY IN LASER SCRIBING PROCESS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A system for dicing a semiconductor substrate comprising a plurality of integrated circuits (ICs), the system comprising:a laser scribe module to pattern a mask and expose regions of a substrate between the ICs along a predetermined path, the laser scribe module to ablate a predetermined pattern of trenches into the mask, into a thin film IC stack disposed below the mask, and expose a substrate disposed below the thin film IC stack, wherein the laser scribe module comprises a laser having a beam with a centrally peaked spatial power profile and a stage for supporting the semiconductor substrate during laser scribing by the beam; and
a plasma etch chamber physically coupled to the laser scribe module by a common factory interface, the plasma etch chamber configured to singulate the ICs, wherein the common factory interface comprises a load lock, an atmospheric port, and a robot for transferring the semiconductor substrate between the plasma etch chamber and the laser scribe module.

US Pat. No. 10,112,256

SIC WAFER PRODUCING METHOD

Disco Corporation, Tokyo...

1. An SiC wafer producing method for producing an SiC wafer from a single crystal SiC ingot having a first surface, a second surface opposite to said first surface, a c-axis extending from said first surface to said second surface, and a c-plane perpendicular to said c-axis, said c-axis being inclined by an off angle with respect to a normal to said first surface, said off angle being formed between said c-plane and said first surface, said SiC wafer producing method comprising:a breakable layer forming step of setting a focal point of a pulsed laser beam having a transmission wavelength to SiC inside said SiC ingot at a predetermined depth from said first surface, said predetermined depth corresponding to the thickness of said SiC wafer to be produced, and next applying said pulsed laser beam to said SiC ingot as relatively moving said SiC ingot and said focal point in a first direction perpendicular to a second direction where said off angle is formed, thereby forming a breakable layer inside said SiC ingot at said predetermined depth, said breakable layer including a modified layer extending in said first direction and cracks extending from said modified layer in opposite directions along said c-plane, said modified layer being formed in such a manner that SiC is decomposed into Si and C by said pulsed laser beam first applied, and said pulsed laser beam next applied is absorbed by C previously produced to continue the decomposition of SiC into Si and C in a chain reaction manner with the relative movement of said SiC ingot and said focal point in said first direction;
a separation surface forming step of relatively indexing said SiC ingot and said focal point in said second direction and performing said breakable layer forming step plural times to thereby form a plurality of breakable layers constituting a separation surface; and
a wafer producing step of separating a part of said SiC ingot along said separation surface as an interface to thereby produce said SiC wafer;
said separation surface forming step including the step of setting the energy density of said pulsed laser beam to an energy density not causing the formation of an upper damage layer above said breakable layer previously formed due to the reflection of said pulsed laser beam from said breakable layer or not causing the formation of a lower damage layer below said breakable layer previously formed due to the transmission of said pulsed laser beam through said breakable layer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,246

METHOD FOR FINISHING HARDENED GEARS

SAMP S.P.A. CON UNICO SOC...

1. Method for finishing hardened gears having a stock amountq>0.03×m
wherein
q=total stock to be removed normal to a gear flank [mm];
m=gear module [mm];
said method comprising:
performing a first dry removal step of a first stock amount (q1) from a hardened gear using a first cutting tool with defined cutting edges; and
performing a second dry removal step of a second stock amount (q2) from said hardened gear using a second cutting tool with non-defined cutting edges.

US Pat. No. 10,112,244

SAW BLADE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw, the reciprocating saw blade comprising:a body having a first end portion and a second end portion, the body defining a longitudinal axis;
an attachment portion coupled to the first end portion of the body, the attachment portion including a tang and an aperture configured to couple to the reciprocating saw;
a cutting portion formed on the body, the cutting portion including a plurality of cutting teeth, each cutting tooth including a tip, a rake face, and a relief surface, each tip being an apex of the corresponding cutting tooth, the tips of the plurality of cutting teeth defining a plane; and
a plunge point formed on the second end portion of the body for initiating a plunge cut, the plunge point including a leading tooth and a second tooth, the leading tooth including a tip and a rake face and defining a leading gullet that extends from the rake face of the leading tooth to the plurality of cutting teeth, the second tooth being positioned in the leading gullet closer to the leading tooth than to a nearest cutting tooth of the plurality of cutting teeth, the second tooth including a tip that is an apex of the second tooth and that is spaced apart from the plane;
wherein the leading tooth and the second tooth of the plunge point are in line with the plurality of cutting teeth of the cutting portion to form a linear cutting edge;
wherein the cutting portion also includes a plurality of gullets formed between the plurality of cutting teeth, and wherein the leading gullet is larger than each gullet of the plurality of gullets.

US Pat. No. 10,112,241

INSERT, TOOL HOLDER, AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. An insert, comprising:a circular upper surface;
a circular lower surface; and
a clearance surface portion connecting the upper surface and the lower surface, the clearance surface portion being divided into first and second clearance surfaces along a circumference thereof, by a first wave line that forms a waveform of valleys facing the lower surface and mounts facing the upper surface, the first clearance surface being formed such that one end thereof is in contact with the upper surface and the other end faces the second clearance surfaces, a clearance angle of the first clearance surface with respect to a centerline that connects a center of the upper surface with a center of the lower surface being set to be greater than a clearance angle of the second clearance surface, the clearance surface portion further comprising a third clearance surface formed between the first and second clearance surfaces along the first wave line.

US Pat. No. 10,112,240

MILLING CUTTER

JI ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A milling cutter configured to process an edge of a workpiece to define a required profile of the workpiece, the required profile comprises a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion, the milling cutter comprising:a shank having a central axis;
at least one first cutting edge configured to rotate around the central axis of the shank along a first rotation path to process the first portion of the predetermined profile, and
at least one second cutting edge configured to rotate around the central axis of the shank along a second rotation path to process the second portion of the predetermined profile;
wherein the first rotation path is different from the second rotation path, and the first rotation path is at a tangent to the second rotation path;
wherein the milling cutter further comprises at least one first blade and at least one second blade alternatively coupled to the shank, the first cutting edge is formed on the at least one first blade, and the second cutting edge is formed on the at least one second blade;
wherein the at least one first blade comprises a first flank face and a first rake face adjacent to the first flank face, the first cutting edge is a common edge of the first flank face and the first rack face, and the first flank face is inclined to the central axis of the shank, and/or
wherein the at least one second blade comprises a second flank face and a second rack face adjacent to the second flank face, the second cutting edge is a common edge of the second flank face and the second rack face, and the second flank face is inclined to the central axis of the shank.

US Pat. No. 10,112,239

TOOL HOLDER

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A tool holder, comprising:a main part with a receiving area that is coaxial to a working axis, wherein a tool is receivable in the receiving area and wherein the main part has a first radial channel;
a locking element that is guidable within the first radial channel in a radial direction between a first position partially protruding into the receiving area and a second position retracted from the receiving area;
an actuating sleeve, wherein the actuating sleeve includes a stop face and a pocket, wherein the actuating sleeve is movable on the main part along the working axis between a locking position for locking the tool in the receiving area and a removal position for removing the tool from the receiving area, wherein in the locking position the stop face overlaps with the first radial channel and the locking element is holdable by the stop face in the first position, and wherein in the removal position the pocket overlaps with the first radial channel and the locking element is movable into the second position;
a spring, wherein the spring tensions the actuating sleeve in a direction from the removal position into the locking position;
wherein the main part has a depression on an outside and a second radial channel starting from the depression;
wherein the actuating sleeve includes a radially tensioned latching element which engages into the depression in the removal position, wherein the latching element has a fixed axial position with respect to the actuating sleeve; and
an ejection element, wherein the ejection element is guided in the second radial channel, wherein the ejection element is pushable by the latching element into a position which partially protrudes into the receiving area, and wherein the ejection element displaces the latching element out of the depression when the ejection element is moved to a position which is retracted from the receiving area.

US Pat. No. 10,112,238

HOLDING SLEEVE OF A KNIFE HOLDER

1. A holding sleeve for a rotary cutting tool holder comprising:a sleeve body having
an inner end;
an outer end;
an outer surface;
an annular groove defined around the outer surface at a position adjacent to the outer end;
a rotary cutting tool hole axially defined through the sleeve body;
multiple clamping slits defined longitudinally and radially in the outer surface, arranged at even angular intervals and communicating with the rotary cutting tool hole, and each clamping slit having
a first end and a second end being respectively adjacent to the annular groove and the inner end; and
a lateral branch extending laterally from the first end of the clamping slit, defined in the outer surface of the sleeve body, and communicating with the clamping slit; and
an outlet portion formed in the outer end of the sleeve body and communicating with the lateral branches of the clamping slits, wherein the outlet portion comprises multiple outlet segments including:
a first outlet segment comprising multiple sets of outlet holes, and each set of outlet holes comprising two first outlet holes defined in the outer end of the sleeve body and communicating with the lateral branch of one of the clamping slits;
a second outlet segment comprising multiple second outlet holes defined in the outer end of the sleeve body and communicating respectively with the lateral branches of the clamping slits; and
a third outlet segment comprising an annular outlet recess defined in an inner surface of the rotary cutting tool hole at the outer end of the sleeve body and communicating with the lateral branches of the clamping slits.

US Pat. No. 10,112,235

ARRANGEMENT FOR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF A SEPARABLE CASTING MOULD

CHEMEX GMBH, Delligsen (...

1. Arrangement for use in the production of a separable casting mould, comprising:(i) a mould plate (4, 4?) and/or a mould pattern (6),
(ii) a feeder system (8, 8?, 8?, 8??,8IV, 8V) having a feeder element (10, 10?, 10?, 10??, 10IV, 10V) and having a feeder insert (12, 12?, 12?, 12??,12IV), wherein feeder element (10, 10?, 10?, 10??, 10IV, 10V) and feeder insert delimit a feeder cavity (14) for receiving liquid metal, wherein the feeder element (10, 10?, 10?, 10??, 10IV, 10V)
has a first end (18) by which the feeder element (10, 10?, 10?, 10??, 10IV, 10V) is seated on, or arranged with a spacing to, the mould plate (4) and/or the mould pattern (6),
has a second end (20) which is situated opposite the first end (18) and which has an assembly element (22) on which the feeder insert (12, 12?, 12?, 12??,12IV) is arranged,
has at least one passage opening (24), which extends from the first end to the second end, for the liquid metal, wherein each of the at least one passage openings (24) is delimited by a side wall (26, 26?), wherein the side wall can be deformed so as to reduce the spacing between the first and second ends (18, 20), and wherein each of the at least one passage openings (24) has an opening axis (28),
wherein the feeder cavity (14) has a centre of volume which is offset relative to the opening axis (28),
wherein the arrangement additionally comprises
one or more tipping prevention elements (30, 30?, 30?, 32, 32?, 32?, 32?) which are designed to counteract tipping of the feeder system (8, 8?, 8??,8IV, 8V) out of the opening axis (28) about the first end (18) of the feeder element (10, 10?, 10?, 10??,10IV, 10V) when, in the event of the feeder system being acted on with a force acting parallel to the opening axis (28) and in the direction of the first end (18), the side wall (26, 26?) deforms and the spacing between the first and second ends (18, 20) is reduced, wherein the one or more tipping prevention element(s) (30, 30?, 30?, 32, 32?, 32?, 32??) are/is spaced apart from the opening axis (28).

US Pat. No. 10,112,234

SELF-ALIGNING SWAGING PUNCH

1. A self-aligning swaging punch for affixing a pin to a workpiece having a pinhole, the self-aligning swaging punch comprising:a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end;
an inwardly-tapered tip extending from the distal end of the shaft and having an upwardly-extending open-ended cavity; and
a sacrificial plug positioned at least partially in the open-ended cavity, the inwardly-tapered tip being configured to deform an upper edge of the pinhole when the open-ended cavity is aligned with the pinhole, the sacrificial plug is at least partially inserted into the open-ended cavity and at least partially inserted into the pinhole, the inwardly-tapered tip is positioned near the upper edge of the pinhole, and a coaxial force is applied to the shaft such that the workpiece presses against the sacrificial plug near the upper edge of the pinhole in an interference fit so as to secure the pin in the pinhole and the sacrificial plug at least partially in the pinhole.

US Pat. No. 10,112,233

SWIVEL ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR FASTENER PULLING HEADS

SPS Technologies, LLC, J...

1. An adjustment system for a fastener pulling head comprising:a swivel adapter configured for engagement with a proximal end portion of a drawbolt body of the pulling head, the swivel adapter defining an internal bore;
a cap screw disposed within the internal bore of the swivel adapter and configured to threadably engage the drawbolt body; and
a set screw configured to engage and secure the swivel adapter within the drawbolt body;
wherein when the set screw is disengaged from the swivel adapter, the pulling head can be rotated, which causes a frame to move relative to the drawbolt body within the pulling head to adjust a jaw gripping force; and
wherein the swivel adapter defines a proximal outer surface and a distal outer surface, the distal outer surface having a smaller periphery than the proximal outer surface and a shoulder disposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,112,232

RIVETING DEVICE

1. A riveting device for setting a blind rivet element, the riving device comprising:a mandrel configured,
to have a rotational movement be transmitted thereto to screw the mandrel into the blind rivet element, and
to be retracted into the riveting device by a retraction movement to produce an at least partial plastic deformation of the blind rivet element;
a first motor comprising a first operative connection to the mandrel, the first motor being configured to transmit the rotational movement to the mandrel via the first operative connection, the first operative connection between the first motor and the mandrel comprising a mandrel shaft which extends in a mandrel axis; and
a second motor comprising a second operative connection to the mandrel, the second motor being configured to transmit the retraction movement to the mandrel via the second operative connection, the second operative connection between the second motor and the mandrel comprising a spindle nut which is configured to cooperate with a hollow spindle, whereby the hollow spindle is configured to lift the mandrel shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,112,231

CAST PART WITH A METALLIC FUNCTIONAL REGION

1. A method for producing an electrical machine, comprising:bringing a rotating tool including a cylindrical main part into contact with a cast part as a pin, movably received in the main part and having a cutting edge, assumes a retracted position;
rotating the tool in a first direction of rotation to locally plasticize a material of the cast part at a location of a metallic functional region to be shaped of the cast part by a friction-based process;
extending and introducing the pin into the plasticized material far enough to reach a surface of the further component, while the material of the cast part continues to be plasticized by a shoulder of the main part adjacent to the pin;
changing the direction of rotation of the tool after the tool has reached the surface of the further component;
introducing the pin in a first direction into the further component to thereby form a recess in the further component through metal-cutting work via the cutting edge as the tool rotates in a second direction of rotation while the shoulder continues to plasticize the material of the cast part;
withdrawing the pin by a defined amount after the pin has reached a final position, thereby establishing the functional region of the cast part; and
concurrently flowing plasticized material of the cast part and swarf, produced by the metal-cutting work as the shoulder applies a compressive force in the first direction, into a space of the recess to thereby produce a mixed structure or dispersion hardening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,230

METHOD FOR MAKING JOINTS BETWEEN SHEET FORMED MEMBERS AND AN APPARATUS FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD

ATTEXOR CLINCH SYSTEMS S....

1. A method for joining superimposed work pieces in the form of sheet formed material of the same or different types, metal or non-metal, together by means of gluing with an appropriate adhesive in combination with clinching to form a clinch joint between the work pieces, at which a tool comprising a first and a second separate generally co-axial tool parts, co-operate for producing said joint, wherein said first tool part comprises a punch with a generally flat impact surface, surrounded by a stripper with a generally flat impact surface, and wherein said second tool part comprises a die with a generally flat impact surface surrounding a die cavity at the bottom of which an anvil with a generally flat impact surface is arranged, the method comprising the steps of:a) positioning the work pieces with an intermediate layer of adhesive between said first and second tool parts;
b) driving said punch of said first tool part in the direction of said co-operating die and anvil of said second tool part to form said joint between said work pieces by drawing said work pieces into a cup-shaped or protruding portion having a side wall and a bottom wall and subsequently compressing said bottom wall creating a lateral extrusion of the same thereby forming a laterally enlarged shape which mechanically interlocks the work pieces, wherein the method further comprises the following steps before said step b:
A) positioning and locking said punch and said stripper of said first tool part relative to each other so that said generally flat impact surfaces present a first, common, essentially flat impact or squeezing surface of the first tool part, having essentially the same size and form as a second, essentially flat impact or squeezing surface of the second tool part comprising at least said generally flat impact surface of the die;
B) approaching said squeezing surfaces relative to each other to contact the work pieces from opposite sides; and
C) applying a force to at least one of said impact or squeezing surfaces of the first and second tool parts squeezing together the work pieces with the intermediate layer of adhesive over a surface corresponding to said impact or squeezing surfaces in order to laterally displace excessive adhesive out from the corresponding area of the work pieces, wherein the clinch joint between the work pieces is solely the combination of the adhesive and the mechanical interlocking between the work pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,112,228

BOTTOM EXPANSION STATION

Silgan Containers LLC, W...

1. A bottom expansion station comprising:a blank support configured to support a metal blank, the blank support defining a central aperture having an aperture area;
a punch configured to draw the blank through the central aperture of the blank support to form a cup having a sidewall and an end wall, the punch including an aperture providing access to a cavity, the cavity having a surface area; and
a fluid source configured to force fluid against an area of the end wall, the area of the end wall being less than the surface area of the cavity, the fluid forcing the end wall into the cavity to increase the area of the end wall.

US Pat. No. 10,112,226

DRAWING AND STRAIGHTENING APPARATUS FOR METAL WIRE, AND CORRESPONDING DRAWING AND STRAIGHTENING METHOD

M.E.P. MACCHINE ELETTRONI...

1. Apparatus for drawing and straightening at least a metal wire, comprising a drawing unit for drawing said metal wire along a direction of advance which comprises a first motorized main roll having a periphery and including first idle contrast rolls disposed on part of the periphery of the first main roll, with the first idle contrast rolls having a smaller diameter than a diameter of said first main roll, and including a straightening only unit for straightening said metal wire, independent from said drawing unit, disposed along said direction of advance and upstream of said drawing unit, said straightening only unit comprising a second idle main roll having a periphery and including second idle contrast rolls disposed on part of the periphery of the second idle main roll, with the second idle contrast rolls having a diameter smaller than a diameter of said second idle main roll.

US Pat. No. 10,112,224

CLADDING TUBE FOR NUCLEAR FUEL ROD, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING A CLADDING

AREVA NP, Courbevoie (FR...

1. A pilgrim rolling apparatus for the manufacture of a cladding tube for a nuclear fuel rod from a tubular blank, the cladding tube being made from a metal, the cladding tube comprising dimples on an external surface, the pilgrim rolling apparatus comprising:at least two dies; and
a mandrel received between the dies mounted to carry out reciprocating movements along the mandrel for rolling a blank fitted onto the mandrel between the mandrel and the dies, wherein at least one of the dies has at least one punch to form punch dimples into an external surface of the blank fitted on the mandrel during the reciprocating movements of the dies,
wherein each die comprises a peripheral groove, the grooves of the dies forming a passage for the mandrel between the dies, each punch being disposed at a base of the groove of the corresponding die,
wherein the mandrel is of convergent shape along an axis of the mandrel, the or each punch being disposed in a calibration region of the groove of the corresponding die defining the passage for the mandrel when the dies are advanced and surround an end of the mandrel with a smaller diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,112,223

METHOD FOR CLEANSING GLASS SUBSTRATE AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A glass substrate cleansing device, comprising: a transport platform, two spaced air blowing devices located above the transport platform, and a suction device comprising an air drawing device and a magnetic attraction device, the air drawing device comprising an air drawing opening arranged between the two air blowing devices, the magnetic attraction device being arranged inside the air drawing opening of the air drawing device and located in an interior space of the air drawing device;wherein each of the air blowing devices comprises an ultrasonic wave generator mounted therein such that ultrasonic waves emitting from the ultrasonic wave generators are inclined with respect to each other and converge on the glass substrate to be cleansed; and
wherein the air drawing device comprises an impurity storage section in communication with the air drawing opening and an air evacuation device arranged at an end of the impurity storage section that is distant from the air drawing opening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,222

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESOLVING SUBMERSIBLE PUMP FAILURES

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

1. A computer-implemented method for resolving failures in submersible pumps, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, data from one or more sensors associated with a submersible pump, wherein the one or more sensors comprise at least one of a debris sensor or an acoustic sensor;
analyzing, by one or more processors, the received data from the one or more sensors to detect a failure in the submersible pump; and
in response to detecting the failure in the submersible pump, automatically activating, by one or more processors, a mechanical shaker attached to the submersible pump for one or more operating cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,112,221

ULTRASONIC PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. Apparatus for use in processing articles sequentially, along a processing path, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of processing stations arranged serially along the processing path, each processing station including a processing tank having an interior extending vertically downwardly from an upper opening for receiving articles delivered into the interior of a corresponding processing tank through the upper opening;
a plurality of article holders for carrying the articles along the processing path from one processing station to a next-consecutive processing station;
an indexing assembly for indexing the article holders along the processing path, from one processing station to a next-consecutive processing station;
an individual overhead support arrangement located at each processing station for receiving each one of the article holders, in sequence, with each article holder suspended from a corresponding support placed at a first location outside the interior of a corresponding processing tank, vertically above the upper opening of the corresponding processing tank; and
a plurality of individual actuators, each actuator being coupled to a corresponding support for selective operation to move each support selectively in response to the selective operation of a corresponding coupled actuator, in a vertical direction between the first location outside the interior of the corresponding processing tank, wherein a selectively moved support is in position to receive a corresponding article holder suspended below the support, and a second location outside the interior of the corresponding processing tank and below the first location, wherein the corresponding article holder is placed within the interior of the corresponding processing tank, while the selectively moved support remains outside the interior of the corresponding processing tank;
whereby the articles are placed sequentially into the interior of each processing tank, while each support remains overhead, outside and vertically above the interior of each corresponding processing tank, during a processing operation; and
wherein each support comprises a cantilever member extending in a horizontal orientation over a corresponding processing tank at each processing station and a support frame, each cantilever member being coupled with the support frame for selective vertical movement between the first and second locations of the support, each actuator being coupled with a corresponding cantilever member for selectively moving the corresponding cantilever member between the first and second locations.

US Pat. No. 10,112,220

HIGH-PRESSURE CLEANING APPLIANCE

1. A high-pressure cleaning appliance comprising a housing having a motor and a pump for a cleaning liquid, driven by the motor, arranged therein, and comprising at least two rotatably mounted running wheels for moving the high-pressure cleaning appliance, a push bar movable back and forth between a parking position and an operating position, and a locking device for releasably locking the push bar in at least one of the parking position and the operating position, the locking device comprising an actuating member which is coupled by at least one coupling member to at least one locking member which interacts with the push bar in a locking position and is movable from the locking position to a release position by actuating the actuating member, wherein the locking device comprises a prefabricated constructional unit which forms the actuating member, the at least one coupling member and the at least one locking member and is movably mounted on or in the housing;wherein the actuating member comprises an actuating ram, and wherein the at least one coupling member comprises a first and a second end and is articulated at the first end to the actuating ram and at the second end to one of the at least one locking members; and
wherein the at least one coupling member is integrally connected to the at least one locking member by a first film hinge on a locking side.

US Pat. No. 10,112,219

ROTATIONAL BRUSH FOR CLEANING LAPS OF SIDING

1. A rotational brush for cleaning laps of siding comprising:an elongated axle having a first end and a second end,
a cleaning brush with repeating tiers of brush elements wherein the repeating tiers of brush elements are of the same longitudinal length and profile shape, and are complimentary to the profile of a plurality of laps of siding, the laps of siding formed of overlapping horizontal rows having side and under surfaces, wherein the repeating tiers of brush elements attach to the first end of the elongated axle, radiating outwardly and extending longitudinally towards the second end of the elongated axle, and
a connection between the second end of the elongated axle and a motor drive, causing a rotational force, such that the elongated axle rotates the attached repeating tiers of brush elements, imparting a rotational scrubbing action to remove debris, when the repeating tiers of brush elements are in contact with laps of siding.

US Pat. No. 10,112,217

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROCESS RETURN-TO-SENDER (RTS) MAIL

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. A method for processing return-to-sender (RTS) mail pieces by a mail processing system, comprising:receiving a plurality of RTS cards and RTS mail pieces, wherein RTS cards identify RTS reason codes for corresponding ones of the RTS mail pieces;
imaging each RTS mail piece to produce an image;
for each RTS mail piece for which an image could not be produced, creating and storing a unique RTS mail piece profile of that RTS mail piece, wherein the RTS mail piece profile uses an identification code for that RTS mail piece and a reason code from a preceding RTS card;
sorting the RTS cards to a first output bin;
sorting the RTS mail pieces for which an image could not be produced to a second output bin; and
thereafter processing the RTS mail pieces for which an image could not be produced using the corresponding RTS mail piece profiles and without using the RTS cards.

US Pat. No. 10,112,215

TIE PLATE SEPARATOR AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A tie plate separator, comprising:a rotatable receiver having a first material conveyor at a first feed location wherein said rotatable receiver receives a mixture of material including some railroad parts from said first material conveyor;
said rotatable receiver having at least one interior circumferential surface which supports said mixture of material and a plurality of holes disposed through said surface;
each of said plurality of holes having a wall which surrounds said hole and extends from an exterior side of said hole;
at least one drive assembly to rotate said receiver, and at least one pair of rotatable supports which allow rotation of said rotatable receiver;
at least one thrust roller to limit axial movement of said receiver during rotation;
at least one material conveyor disposed beneath said rotatable receiver to receive undersized material passing through any of said plurality of holes; and,
at least one second material conveyor at a second discharge location of said rotatable receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,112,213

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COATING A SUBSTRATE

Palo Alto Research Center...

1. A method of powder coating a substrate, comprising:receiving a powder coating material into a feed input;using the feed input, melting the powder coating material into a homogeneous fluid of powder coating material;receiving the homogeneous fluid of powder coating material into a filament extension atomizer positioned in-line with the feed input;
atomizing, with the filament extension atomizer, the received homogeneous fluid of powder coating material into multiple droplets of powder coating material;
cooling the droplets of powder coating material to a processing temperature that prevents the droplets from agglomerating; and
directing the cooled droplets through a deposition passage positioned in-line with the filament extension atomizer, the deposition passage configured to direct at least a portion of the cooled droplets towards a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,212

DROPLET EJECTION USING FOCUSED ACOUSTIC RADIATION HAVING A PLURALITY OF FREQUENCY RANGES

Labcyte Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for ejecting a droplet from a reservoir of fluid, comprising:applying a first toneburst comprising a first frequency range to a reservoir comprising a fluid during a first time period, the first toneburst configured to:
generate an elongated transient feature of fluid extending away from the fluid surface;
applying a second toneburst to the reservoir during a second time period after the first time period, the second toneburst comprising a second frequency range including at least one overlapping frequency with the first frequency range, the second toneburst configured to:
transform an upper portion of the elongated transient feature into a leading lobe,
form a trailing lobe with the base of the elongated transient feature,
break off the leading lobe to form a droplet, and
recapture the trailing lobe into the fluid surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,210

COATING PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR COATING LIQUID ON SUBSTRATE MOVING IN A HORIZONTAL DIRECTION WITH SLIT-SHAPED EJECTING PORT MOVING IN A VERTICAL DIRECTION

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A coating processing apparatus for coating a substrate with a coating liquid, the apparatus comprising: a coating nozzle including:a storage chamber having a rectangular cross section and configured to store the coating liquid therein; and
an ejecting port which is a rectangular slit, provided below the storage chamber and connected to the storage chamber through a flow path vertically extended from the ejecting port to the storage chamber, the ejecting port being configured to draw out the coating liquid to a top surface of the substrate from the ejecting port by a capillary action of a capillary coating method,
wherein the ejecting port is provided with a first end and a second end that extends in parallel in a longitudinal direction thereof, respectively and faces each other, and
a carrier configured to move the substrate in a horizontal direction which is linear and perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the ejecting port of the coating nozzle;
an elevator configured to move the coating nozzle in a vertical direction between a standby height and a liquid-contact height; and
a controller programmed with a non-transitory computer readable storage medium to control the coating nozzle, the carrier and the elevator,
wherein the controller is programmed to:
move the substrate by the carrier in the horizontal direction with respect to the ejecting port of the coating nozzle such that one end of a peripheral edge of a top surface of the substrate passes the first end of the ejecting port earlier than the second end of the ejecting port;
move down the coating nozzle by the elevator from the standby height to the liquid-contact height when the one end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate passes the first end of the ejecting port;
supply the coating liquid from a coating liquid supply source to the storage chamber of the coating nozzle so that a portion of the coating liquid is drawn out from the ejecting port by a surface tension of the coating liquid to come in contact with the one end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate while the one end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate is being moved by the carrier in the horizontal direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the ejecting port to pass the first end of the ejecting port;
after supplying the coating liquid, further move the substrate by the carrier in the horizontal direction with respect to the ejecting port of the coating nozzle such that the one end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate is disposed directly below the second end of the ejecting port that faces the first end of the ejecting port and the coating liquid s further drawn out from the ejecting port by the capillary action, thereby forming a pool of the coating liquid between a peripheral top surface of the substrate including the one end of the top surface of the substrate and the ejecting port;
coat the coating liquid on the top surface of the substrate while moving the substrate in the horizontal direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the ejecting port by the carrier until the other end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate passes the second end of the ejecting port while maintaining the pool of the coating liquid formed between the peripheral top surface of the substrate and the ejecting port in contact with the top surface of the substrate and the other end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate is being moved by the carrier In the horizontal direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the ejecting port to pass the second end of the ejecting port, thereby coating an entire top surface of the substrate; and
reduce a moving speed of the substrate by the carrier after the other end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate passes the second end of the ejecting port until the substrate is stopped
wherein the controller is further programmed such that when the substrate is moved by the carrier, the substrate is further moved by the carrier at a first speed at least after the first end of the ejecting port is located at the one end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate and until the second end of the ejecting port is located at the one end of the peripheral edge of the top surface of the substrate, and when the coating liquid is coated on the top surface of substrate, the substrate is moved at a second speed in a linear direction, where said second speed is faster than the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,209

GLASS DRAWDOWN COATING SYSTEM

1. A glass drawdown coating system, comprising:a container comprising a discharge slot configured to allow molten glass to flow down under gravitational force to form a glass ribbon having a first side and a second side;
a first nanoparticle coater located adjacent the first side of the glass ribbon;
a second nanoparticle coater located adjacent the first side of the glass ribbon and below the first nanoparticle coater; and
a third nanoparticle coater located adjacent the second side of the glass ribbon,
wherein the first nanoparticle coater, the second nanoparticle coater or the third nanoparticle coater comprises a housing, a nanoparticle discharge slot, and a first combustion slot configured to ignite a first flame, wherein the first flame is configured to heat a surface of the glass ribbon and to lower a viscosity of the surface of the glass ribbon to allow a nanoparticle to penetrate to a desired depth.

US Pat. No. 10,112,203

PORTABLE VOLATILE MATERIAL DISPENSER AND METHOD OF SIMULATING A FLAME IN SAME

1. A portable volatile material dispenser comprising:a housing;
an opening formed within a wall of the housing;
a volatile material actuator selected from the group consisting of a vibrating mesh piezoelectric actuator, a vibrating needle piezoelectric actuator, an aerosol, and a standing wave piezoelectric actuator, wherein the volatile material actuator is spaced from the opening and in fluid communication with a manifold having an interior and an exterior, the manifold dispensing a volatile material in the form of a mist through the interior of the manifold, to an exit channel of the manifold, and out of the opening;
a container holding a fluid containing the volatile material, wherein the container is disposed within the housing and in communication with the volatile material actuator, the container receiving a wick to transport the fluid to the volatile material actuator;
an air flow generator within the housing and creating a flow of air along the exterior of and concentric with the manifold, past the exit channel of the manifold, and out of the dispenser through the opening, to combine with and move the mist away from the dispenser; and
a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed within the housing longitudinally below and aligned with a profile of the opening and surrounding the manifold for illuminating the mist emitted from the dispenser to simulate a flame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,200

COMPOSITE MILLING COMPONENT

Spokane Industries, Spok...

1. A cast component comprising:a body comprising a substantially helical shape about an axis with a first end terminating at a first plane and a second end terminating at a second plane;
the first plane forming an angle with the second plane, with a vertex at the axis, of between about 90° and about 180°;
the body including a composite region, disposed at an outer portion of the body, having an aggregate hardness greater than a hardness of portions of the body not including the composite region,
wherein the cast component comprises a digger shoe or a flight liner of a tower mill.

US Pat. No. 10,112,191

METHOD FOR CRACKING BUTENE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of cracking a butene-containing hydrocarbon stream to produce a mixture of propylene and ethylene, comprising:contacting the butene-containing hydrocarbon stream with a core-shell ZSM catalyst in a fixed-bed reactor to form a product stream comprising propylene and ethylene,
wherein at least 50 wt % of the butene-containing hydrocarbon stream is butene, and
wherein the core-shell ZSM catalyst comprises:
a ZSM-5 core, and
a silica shell having a thickness in the range of 0.5 to 50 ?m, which covers at least a portion of a surface of the ZSM-5 core.

US Pat. No. 10,112,179

OPEN-CELL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THERMOCHEMICAL FUEL PRODUCTION PROCESSES

ETH Zurich, Zurich (CH)

1. A structure for use in a thermochemical fuel production process, said structure having a void phase and a solid phase,wherein the structure has an effective total optical thickness for solar radiation or effective total optical thickness for infrared radiation of from 0.1 to 10,
wherein the solid phase has a geometrical specific surface area from 5*104 to 5*105 m?1 when measured by high resolution computer tomography and
wherein the solid phase consists of a reactive material, and wherein the reactive material is a metal oxide selected from the group consisting of iron oxide, iron oxide-based ferrites, ceria, doped ceria, manganese oxide, tungsten oxide, and perovskites.

US Pat. No. 10,112,178

METHANE OXIDATION CATALYST, PROCESS TO PREPARE THE SAME AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A methane oxidation catalyst comprising one or more noble metals supported on non-modified zirconia, wherein the zirconia comprises tetragonal zirconia and monoclinic zirconia, and wherein the weight ratio of tetragonal zirconia to monoclinic zirconia is in the range of from 1:1 to 31:1.

US Pat. No. 10,112,177

MATERIAL FOR AND METHOD OF EXTRACTING MYCOTOXINS

Biotage AB, Uppsala (SE)...

1. A solid phase extraction sorbent, comprising:a core portion, wherein the core portion includes a core bead, the core bead including styrene and divinyl benzene (DVB); and
an outermost portion,
wherein the core portion and the outermost portion of the sorbent include different compositions of one or more polymers, the composition of one or more polymers of the core portion and the composition of one or more polymers of the outermost portion each including a cross-linked polymer, the cross-linked polymer including a polymerized imidazole-based monomer,
wherein a weight ratio of the cross-linked polymer included in the outermost portion to the core bead is at least 0.05.

US Pat. No. 10,112,175

METAL-ORGANIC MATERIALS (MOMS) FOR CO2 ABSORPTION AND METHODS OF USING MOMS

University of South Flori...

1. A method of capturing CO2 in a gas, comprising:exposing the gas to a metal-organic material (MOM), wherein the MOM includes at least one of an inorganic linker or an inorganic pillar, wherein the gas includes CO2 at a concentration in the gas of about 5% or less; and
capturing the CO2 in the MOM.

US Pat. No. 10,112,168

DEVICE FOR GAS SOLIDS FLUIDIZED SYSTEM TO ENHANCE STRIPPING

TECHNIP PROCESS TECHNOLOG...

1. A gas-solid fluidized bed comprising: a vessel having a shell and an open internal region within the shell; at least one ripple packing element positioned within the open internal region and comprising a plurality corrugated and/or ribbed planar stanchions arranged in alternating intersecting planes that provide a plurality of open spaces between or adjacent the alternating intersecting planar stanchions, the ripple packing element having a three-dimensional lattice configuration; solid particles within the ripple packing element; and at least one gas stream flowing counter-currently to the solid particles through the ripple packing element and causing fluidization of the solid particles within the ripple packing element to form the gas-solid fluidized bed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,166

METHOD FOR CAPTURING AND RECYCLING IRON CATALYST USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF HALOALKANE COMPOUNDS

Honeywell International I...

1. A process for the production of 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane (HCC-240fa) wherein carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and vinyl chloride (VCM) are reacted with a catalytic amount of iron powder and a co-catalyst selected from tributylphosphate, triethylphosphate, trimethylphosphate, tripropylphosphate, another trialkylphosphate compound, and mixtures of two or more of these;wherein the reaction of CCl4 and VCM is carried out at a residence time of from about 0.01 hours to about 24 hours;
wherein one or more electromagnetic separation units (EMSUs) are used to capture suspended iron powder particles from the reaction mixture, thereby producing an iron-free reactor effluent;
wherein the iron-free reactor effluent is distilled to separate unreacted CCl4 and/or VCM from the HCC-240 reaction product.

US Pat. No. 10,112,163

SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR USE WITH MIXING VESSEL

1. A support apparatus for use with a mixing vessel, the mixing vessel comprising a bottom configured to rest on a surface and a side wall comprising a top edge, the bottom and the side wall coupled to form an interior volume containing a material to be mixed, the support apparatus comprising:an upright portion having a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
an engagement element at the first end of the upright portion configured to extend over the top edge of the side wall into the interior volume;
a fastening element configured to contact and secure the mixing vessel between the engagement element and the fastening element; and
a foot element at the second end disposed substantially perpendicular to the upright portion and configured to receive a load to stabilize the mixing vessel on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,161

STIRRING DEVICE FOR WASTEWATER HAVING A SLIDE SLEEVE AND A DEVICE FOR DETECTING STATE OF WEAR OF THE SLIDE SLEEVE

1. A stirring device for wastewater, comprisinga drive device having a drive shaft extending vertically therefrom in an assembled state,
a stirring body mounted on the drive shaft,
a safety bearing, in which a free end of the drive shaft is rotatably held,
a slide sleeve mounted on the free end of the drive shaft, and
a device for detecting a state of wear of the slide sleeve,
wherein the device for detecting the state of wear comprises a sensor mounted on the safety bearing and an evaluation device for evaluating signals delivered by the sensor,
a plurality of permanent magnets detectable by means of the sensor is accommodated in, and distributed over a periphery of, the slide sleeve, and
the plurality of permanent magnets is provided in the slide sleeve at different depths from one another with respect to an outer periphery of the slide sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,158

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FILLING CONTAINERS WITH A FILL PRODUCT

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A device for filling at least one container with a fill product, comprising:a product reservoir that accommodates the fill product;
a stirring element that stirs the fill product accommodated in the product reservoir, wherein the stirring element is displaceable at least between a stirring position, in which the stirring element is immersed in the fill product, and an idle position, in which the stirring element is fully or partly outside the fill product;
means for varying a depth of immersion of the stirring element in the product reservoir; and
a controller operatively associated with the stirring element and configured to dispose the stirring element at least partially outside the fill product during a filling operation and immerse the stirring element in the fill product during an interruption of the filling operation.

US Pat. No. 10,112,156

THERMODYNAMIC SOLUTIONS OF METAL CHALCOGENIDES AND MIXED METAL OXIDES AND CHALCOGENIDES

WISYS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATI...

1. A method of manufacturing an electrode consisting of the steps of:a) introducing a group of titanium dioxide nanowires into a solvent to dissolve the group of titanium dioxide nanowires and form a solution consisting of dissolved group of titanium nanowires in the solvent, the solvent characterized by a value of chi less than about 0.01;
b) applying the solution consisting of the solvent and dissolved group of titanium dioxide nanowires to a surface to produce an assemblage of titanium dioxide nanowires interconnecting electrically in a discrete layer; and
c) removing the solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,112,155

REMOVING SULFUR CONTAMINANTS FROM A FLUID USING A SILICONE-BASED CHEMICAL FILTER

International Business Ma...

1. A method for removing sulfur contaminants from a fluid using a silicone-based chemical filter, comprising the steps of:providing the silicone-based chemical filter in the form of a cross-linked silicone membrane, wherein the cross-linked silicone membrane includes a reaction product of an olefin and a polyhydrosiloxane, and wherein the polyhydrosiloxane is cross-linked via a platinum catalyzed hydrosilation with the olefin;
passing the fluid through or over the cross-linked silicone membrane, wherein the fluid contains one or more sulfur contaminants and is selected from a group consisting of natural gas liquids (NGLs), diesel fuel and gasoline, and wherein the one or more sulfur contaminants contained in the fluid are absorbed by the cross-linked silicone membrane as the fluid passes through or over the cross-linked silicone membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,112,151

FUNCTIONAL POLYMER MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A functional polymer membrane comprising:a porous support; and
a crosslinked polymer electrolyte,
wherein the thickness of the functional polymer membrane is smaller than 100 ?m,
the crosslinked polymer electrolyte is a crosslinked polymer formed by subjecting a composition including a monomer having a (meth)acrylamide skeleton to a polymerization curing reaction,
the porous support is formed of at least one of polyethylene and polypropylene, and
the proportion of elemental oxygen in the elemental composition excluding elemental hydrogen and helium at the surface of the porous support is from 14.0 atom % to 25.0 atom %.

US Pat. No. 10,112,149

METALLOPOLYIMIDE PRECURSOR FIBERS FOR AGING-RESISTANT CARBON MOLECULAR SIEVE HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANES WITH ENHANCED SELECTIVITY

1. A method for producing a metallopolyimide precursor fiber for an aging-resistant carbon molecular sieve hollow fiber membrane having improved selectivity, comprising the steps of:ejecting a bore fluid from a circular opening in a hollow fiber spinneret;
extruding a core spin dope composition from an annular opening that surrounds the circular opening, the core spin dope composition comprising a polyimide dissolved in a solvent;
allowing the extruded core spin dope composition to traverse a gap containing a gas to produce a nascent hollow fiber;
allowing the nascent hollow fiber to travel through a coagulation bath of a cations of a transition metal dissolved in a non-solvent in which still-dissolved portions of the polyimide in the nascent hollow fiber are solidified via phase inversion, wherein the cations diffuse into the solidified fiber where they complex with electronegative regions of the polyimide; and
drying the solidified hollow fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,112,148

MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR SYSTEM USING RECIPROCATING MEMBRANE

1. A method of reducing membrane fouling of a membrane in a sequencing batch reactor of a reciprocating membrane bioreactor system, comprising:providing a reciprocating membrane bioreactor system comprising:
a biological treatment train (50) for receiving influent (10) to be treated, the biological treatment train (50) producing treated wastewater;
a membrane tank (60) housing a membrane (70), the treated wastewater from the biological treatment train (50) being filtered through the membrane (70) to produce effluent (40);
a reciprocation apparatus (80) for reciprocating the membrane (70), the reciprocation reducing fouling on the membrane (70),
wherein the reciprocation apparatus (80) comprises a motor (103) connected to a pulley (101) via a belt (102) to rotate a rotor (100) so as to convert rotational motion into reciprocating motion of a sliding frame (90) through a shaft (110), wherein the sliding frame is interconnected to the membrane so as to move the membrane submerged in the membrane tank in a horizontal reciprocating motion determined by a speed at which the rotor rotates,
wherein the sequencing batch reactor includes the membrane tank, an anoxic tank, and an anaerobic tank within the biological treatment train,the method further comprising:submerging the membrane in the membrane tank of the sequencing batch reactor;
mechanically moving the submerged membrane, by the reciprocation apparatus, in a horizontal reciprocating motion with respect to the membrane tank while the membrane is submerged in the membrane tank, thereby shaking foulants from the membrane surface and reducing membrane fouling of the membrane;
returning activated sludge, using recirculation lines, from the membrane tank to an anoxic tank and an anaerobic tank of the sequencing batch reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,147

WATER COLLECTION HEADER, MEMBRANE MODULE UNIT, AND WATER TREATMENT METHOD

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A water collection header for collecting and extracting filtrate from a plurality of membrane modules, comprising:a plurality of cylinder portions each including a cylinder body formed in a cylindrical shape in which at least one end portion is opened and formed such that the end portions are sequentially connected to each other in a water-tight state,
wherein at least one cylinder portion of the plurality of cylinder portions includes a connection portion connected to the membrane module so that the filtrate flows from the membrane module,
wherein at least one cylinder portion of the plurality of cylinder portions includes a water intake portion capable of discharging the filtrate inside the cylinder body to the outside,
wherein an outer peripheral surface of a sliding area of the end portion of the cylinder body slides on an inner peripheral surface of a sliding area of the end portion of another adjacent cylinder body so that the cylinder body is connected to another adjacent cylinder body,
wherein at least one penetration hole is formed in the sliding area of the cylinder body having the outer peripheral surface of the end portion sliding on the inner peripheral surface of the end portion of another adjacent cylinder body, and
wherein the penetration hole communicates with the connection portion of the another adjacent cylinder body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,146

CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A carbon dioxide capture system comprising:a carbon dioxide capturer configured to cause carbon dioxide contained in combustion exhaust gas to be absorbed in an absorbing liquid containing amine and to discharge the combustion exhaust gas as decarbonated combustion exhaust gas;
a first cleaning unit configured to capture the amine flowing together with the decarbonated combustion exhaust gas discharged from the carbon dioxide capturer into first cleaning liquid supplied at a first temperature higher than a temperature at an upper portion of the carbon dioxide capturer,
a second cleaning unit configured to capture the amine flowing together with the decarbonated combustion exhaust gas discharged from the first cleaning unit into second cleaning liquid supplied at a second temperature lower than the first temperature,
a heater configured to heat the first cleaning liquid to the first temperature and to discharge the first cleaning liquid to the first cleaning unit,
a stripper configured to cause the carbon dioxide to be released from the absorbing liquid supplied from the carbon dioxide capturer; and
a reboiler configured to heat the absorbing liquid within the stripper with a heating medium and to discharge the heating medium therefrom,
wherein the heater includes a heating medium supply line configured to supply the heating medium from the reboiler to the first cleaning unit, and to mix the heating medium with the first cleaning liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,112,145

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AEROSOL PRODUCTION DURING ABSORPTION IN AMMONIA DESULFURIZATION

Jiangnan Environmental Pr...

1. A method for controlling aerosol production during absorption of sulfur dioxide from a flue gas, the method comprising applying an ammonium salt gradient to the flue gas.

US Pat. No. 10,112,144

MODULE FOR SEPARATING NITROGEN WITH HOLLOW-FIBRE MEMBRANE

1. A module for separating nitrogen from air by means of hollow-fibre membranes, which comprises a bundle of hollow-fibre membranes for separating nitrogen from pressurized air (1) contained within an outer casing (2) provided at one end with at least one inlet hole (3) for a flow of pressurized air, at least one second intermediate hole (4) for outlet of the permeate gases, and a third hole (5) for outlet of the nitrogen that has been separated, said third hole (5) being set at the opposite end of the casing with respect to the inlet hole (3), wherein said bundle of fibres (1) forms a free space (5) comprised between the inlet hole (3) and a first end (6) of the bundle (1), said module comprising a deflector (8) communicating with the inlet hole (3, 20) and arranged for deflecting the flow of pressurized air within said space (5) along paths of flow (9) having a direction that is not directly incident on said first end of the bundle of fibres (1);wherein said deflector (8) comprises a base body provided in which are the inlet hole (3) and radial channels (11) that are perpendicular to one another and that communicate with said inlet hole (3);
wherein said base body is shaped like a disk (12) delimited laterally by a flange (13) and said channels (11) are provided in the form of circular sectors lowered with respect to the top surface (14) of the disk and extending between said inlet hole (3) and a peripheral circular channel (15) adjacent to the flange (13); and
wherein said sectors are closed at the top by a lid (16) that is removable from the base body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,142

METHOD OF ENHANCING REMOVAL OF GASEOUS CONTAMINANTS FROM A FEEDSTREAM IN A TREATMENT CHAMBER HAVING LIQUID MEDIUM

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A method of removing a gaseous contaminant from a gaseous feedstream in a gas scrubber, the method comprising:(a) introducing the gaseous feedstream containing the gaseous contaminant into the gas scrubber through a gas inlet port, the gas scrubber having a treatment chamber which, at the time of entry of the gaseous feedstream into the gas scrubber, contains a liquid medium of either:
(i) a hydrogen sulfide or mercaptan scavenger; or
(ii) a blend comprising an absorbent having a density greater than the density of the gaseous contaminant and at least one hydroxy containing compound, wherein the at least one hydroxy containing compound comprises at least one glycol ether or C6-C18 alcohol and wherein the at least one hydroxy containing compound enhances the solubility of the gaseous contaminant in the absorbent;
(b) intermingling the gaseous feedstream with the liquid medium in the treatment chamber by filtering the gaseous feedstream through a distribution header and scrubbing the gaseous feedstream with the liquid medium while the gaseous feedstream is filtered through the distribution header;
and
(c) removing a treated gaseous product stream from the treatment chamber wherein the treated gaseous product stream is substantially free of the gaseous contaminant.

US Pat. No. 10,112,140

MODULAR CLEANER FOR AIRBORNE DUST WITH DETACHABLE BIN

1. A removable magazine assembly for filter cartridges comprisingan aperture plate defining a plurality of apertures,
a plurality of tubular filters hanging from the apertures, one per aperture,
a dirty gas distribution means supporting the aperture plate and positioned to distribute dirty gas laterally from a peripheral location with respect to the filters to locations between the filters, said dirty gas distribution means comprising a pair of parallel tunnels spaced apart from each other and nozzles to direct dirty gas from the tunnels to between the filters, and
four side walls attached to the dirty gas distribution means and extending in a direction normal to the aperture plate and peripherally to the plurality of tubular filters to form an open-bottomed box having a height sufficient to contain the tubular filters,
wherein each tunnel is defined by a tubular sidewall having opposite top and bottom walls, and outer and inner walls, and the top wall supports the aperture plate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,138

FILTRATION SEALING SYSTEM

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, IN...

1. A method for filter element installation, comprising:positioning a filter element between a first housing section and a second housing section, the first housing section having a first housing section border therearound, the second housing section having a second housing section border therearound, the filter element including filter media and a filter element border extending from the filter media in an x-y plane;
mating the filter element with the first housing section and the second housing section at a mating interface between the filter element border and the first and second housing section borders, a first side of the filter element border engaging the first housing section border and a second, opposite side of the filter element border engaging the second housing section border,
one of the first side of the filter element border and the second side of the filter element border comprising one or more axial projections projecting in a z-direction that is perpendicular to the x-y plane, a circumferential surface of the filter element border comprising a radially extending recess in the x-y plane,
wherein one of the first housing section border and the second housing section border includes one or more axial recesses recessed in the z-direction and complementally receiving the one or more axial projections therein;
wherein one of the first housing section border and the second housing section border includes an inner housing surface complementary with the circumferential surface of the filter element border; and
wherein the filter element border is sealed along the mating interface, including being sealed at all of the one or more axial projections and all of the one or more axial recesses, and blocks fluid flow across the filter element border, including blocking fluid flow across the one or more axial projections and the one or more axial recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,112,132

OIL ADDITIVE AND OIL FILTER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A filter media for an oil filter, the filter media comprising:a hydrotalcite compound; and
a radical trapping agent having a melting point of 130° C. or higher,
wherein the hydrotalcite compound is a composition of the following formula
Mg8?xAlx(OH)y(CO3)z·mH2O,
wherein x is equal to or larger than 1 and equal to or smaller than 7,
y, z and m are positive rational numbers,
z is larger than y,
the radical trapping agent is 2,2?-methylenebis[6-(benzotriazole-2-yl)-4-tert-octyl phenol].

US Pat. No. 10,112,126

EXTRUSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING SOIL FROM WATER

Southern Field Welding, L...

1. A method for separating soil from water, comprising the following steps:receiving soiled water into a settling tank;
diffusing the received soiled water into multiple transverse flows;
allowing soil to settle at a bottom of the settling tank;
sensing displacement of settled soil level above the bottom of the settling tank; and
extruding settled soil from the bottom of the settling tank responsive to sensing the settled soil level achieving a predetermined setpoint;
wherein the diffusing step further comprises converting a singular vertical flow into the multiple transverse flows by directing the singular vertical flow against a baffle suspended within the settling tank and by directing each of the multiple transverse flows through a port located above the baffle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,125

TREATMENT METHOD FOR USED ION EXCHANGE RESIN

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A treatment method for a used ion exchange resin, comprising:bringing a used ion exchange resin into contact with a reaction solution, the used ion exchange resin having an ion exchange group with at least a radionuclide or a heavy metal element adsorbed thereon, and the reaction solution containing an iron compound, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone;
separating at least a part of the reaction solution in contact with the used ion exchange resin from the used ion exchange resin; and
decomposing an organic component contained in the reaction solution separated from the used ion exchange resin.

US Pat. No. 10,112,124

POLY-GRAIN GRIND MATRIX OF RAW MATERIALS FOR USE WITH AN EXTRACTION COLUMN

1. A matrix, comprising:a raw material ground into particles of distinct varying sizes and packed into an extraction vessel;
wherein the particles of the raw material are ground to a range of pre-selected particle sizes allowing the particles to form an interlocking network as the particles nest against each other within the extraction vessel to lessen an interstitial spacing within the raw materials;
wherein the interlocking network allows for a hydraulic compression of the raw materials to obtain an extracted effluent from the compressed raw materials, such that the raw materials transfer mechanical wave energy oscillations throughout a dry portion of the raw materials.