US Pat. No. 10,214,012

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FORMING ADJUSTMENT PATTERN

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:an ejecting unit that ejects liquid onto a medium;
a transport unit that transports the medium; and
a control unit that forms an adjustment pattern on the medium,
wherein the control unit forms, as the adjustment pattern, a pattern including a first pattern that is formed in a first direction, a plurality of scales that are formed in the first direction, and a second pattern that is formed at a position corresponding to the scales in the first direction while changing the position thereof in a second direction that intersects the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,214,011

LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING OVERLAPPING NOZZLE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus comprising:a first head chip having first nozzles arranged in a nozzle arrangement direction;
a second head chip having second nozzles arranged in the nozzle arrangement direction, and being arranged to overlap at least partially with the first head chip in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the nozzle arrangement direction;
a controller configured to control the first head chip and the second head chip to jet liquid from the first nozzles and the second nozzles; and
power sources having different voltages, respectively,
wherein each of the first nozzles and the second nozzles is driven by voltage supplied from one of the power sources,
the first head chip has a first overlapping portion and the second head chip has a second overlapping portion, the first overlapping portion and the second overlapping portion overlapping in the orthogonal direction with each other, and
the controller is configured to:
determine first execution nozzles and second execution nozzles based on print job data;
acquire information of drive voltages for the first execution nozzles, which are included in the first nozzles and from which the liquid is to be jetted, the first execution nozzles including first overlapping nozzles arranged in the first overlapping portion;
acquire information of drive voltages for the first overlapping nozzles;
acquire information of drive voltages for the second execution nozzles, which are included in the second nozzles and from which the liquid is to be jetted, the second execution nozzles including second overlapping nozzles arranged in the second overlapping portion, and wherein the first overlapping nozzles overlap with the second overlapping nozzles respectively in the orthogonal direction;
acquire information of drive voltages for the second overlapping nozzles; and
based on the information of the drive voltages for the first execution nozzles, the second execution nozzles, and the number of the first and second execution nozzles driven by the drive voltages for the first overlapping nozzles and the second overlapping nozzles, select one of a first overlapping nozzle and a second overlapping nozzle overlapping in the orthogonal direction with each other to jet the liquid, the first overlapping nozzle being included in the first execution nozzles and included in the first overlapping portion, the second overlapping nozzle being included in the second execution nozzles and included in the second overlapping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,010

LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE AND INKJET PRINTER INCLUDING THE SAME

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A liquid discharge device comprising:a liquid discharge head to discharge a liquid; and
a controller configured or programmed to control the liquid discharge head; wherein
the liquid discharge head includes:
a case provided with a pressure chamber storing the liquid therein;
a defining plate disposed in the case and defining a portion of the pressure chamber;
an actuator coupled to the defining plate and deforming in response to receiving an electric signal; and
a nozzle disposed in the case and in communication with the pressure chamber;
the controller is configured or programmed to include:
a driving signal generating circuit to generate, for each driving period, a main driving signal including a first sub driving signal, a second sub driving signal, and a third sub driving signal, the first sub driving signal including a first driving pulse to cause the pressure chamber to expand and contract so as to discharge a first droplet, the second sub driving signal including a second driving pulse to cause the pressure chamber to expand and contract so as to discharge a second droplet, the third sub driving signal including a third driving pulse to cause the pressure chamber to expand and contract so as to discharge a third droplet, the third sub driving signal following the second sub driving signal; and
a driving signal supplying circuit to supply, to the actuator, a portion or an entirety of the main driving signal generated by the driving signal generating circuit;
the driving signal supplying circuit includes:
a first dot former to supply the third sub driving signal to the actuator without supplying the first sub driving signal or the second sub driving signal to the actuator;
a second dot former to supply the second sub driving signal and the third sub driving signal to the actuator without supplying the first sub driving signal to the actuator; and
a third dot former to supply the first sub driving signal, the second sub driving signal, and the third sub driving signal to the actuator; and
the third driving pulse starts after a lapse of a first preset time from a start of the second driving pulse, the first preset time being equal to a value of about p×Tc, where a value of p is greater than about 2 and Tc is a Helmholtz characteristic vibration period for the liquid discharge head.

US Pat. No. 10,214,009

INKJET PRINTHEAD

Xaar Technology Limited, ...

1. An inkjet printhead comprising a printhead die, the printhead die comprising:a plurality of actuators;
a plurality of electrical connections in discrete electrical communication with each respective first electrodes of the plurality of actuators for providing individual drive signals thereto;
a first electrical bus arranged in common electrical communication via respective electrical traces with second electrodes of a first group of the actuators for providing first signals thereto, the first electrical bus extending in a length direction of the printhead; and
a second electrical bus arranged in common electrical communication via respective electrical traces with second electrodes of a second group of the actuators for providing second signals thereto, the second group being different from the first group, the second electrical bus extending in the length direction of the printhead,
wherein
the plurality of actuators are arranged in at least one row extending in the length direction of the inkjet printhead die,
the at least one row comprises actuators from the first group and the second group, and
actuators in the at least one row are arranged such that the second electrodes of the first group alternate with the second electrodes of the second group in the length direction.

US Pat. No. 10,214,008

CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING PRINTER ACTUATING ELEMENTS

Xaar Technology Limited, ...

1. A circuit for driving first and second groups of actuating elements, each group having a plurality of actuating elements for ejection of droplets from a printhead, the circuit comprising:a drive circuit configured to provide a drive waveform to first electrodes of the plurality of actuating elements of the first and second groups; and
a voltage offset circuit configured to provide a voltage offset to the second electrodes of the plurality of actuating elements of the first or second groups to bias the second electrodes of the plurality of actuating elements of the first and second groups relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,214,007

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING CAPACITANCE-TYPE ACTUATOR

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An apparatus for driving a capacitance-type actuator comprising:a first voltage source that outputs a first voltage to charge the actuator;
a second voltage source that outputs a second voltage to charge the actuator, wherein the second voltage source is a capacitor and a capacitance of the capacitor is larger than a capacitance of the actuator;
a driver that switches among a first charge, a second charge, a first discharge, and a second discharge, the first voltage output from the first voltage source being supplied to the actuator in the first charge, a sum of the first voltage output from the first voltage source and the second voltage output from the second voltage source being supplied to the actuator in the second charge, a charge accumulated in the actuator by the first and second charges being emitted and guided to the second voltage source in the first discharge, the charge accumulated in the actuator being emitted without guiding the charge to the second voltage source in the second discharge, wherein a charge output from the second voltage source by the second charge is equal to a charge guided to the second voltage source by the first discharge; and
a voltage adjusting circuit that adjusts a charge voltage of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,006

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TAPE TO CYLINDRICAL BODIES

1. A method for applying adhesive tape to a cylindrical surface of a cylindrical body, comprising:(a) positioning the cylindrical body on at least one conveyor belt;
(b) contacting the cylindrical surface of the cylindrical body with respective lateral surfaces of at least two axially parallel securing rolls;
(c) moving the cylindrical body away from the at least one conveyor belt by displacing the at least two securing rolls relative to the at least one conveyer belt and/or displacing the at least one conveyer belt relative to the at least two securing rolls;
(d) applying the adhesive tape to the cylindrical surface of the cylindrical body; and
(e) winding the adhesive tape onto the cylindrical body by rotating the cylindrical body about a cylindrical axis of the cylindrical body.

US Pat. No. 10,214,005

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANGING A BLADE OF A ROTARY DIE CUTTER, PARTICULARLY FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING MACHINES

BOBST FIRENZE S.R.L., (I...

1. An apparatus for changing a blade of a rotary die cutter, comprising:a magnetic cylinder configured to receive and support a blade wrapped around the magnetic cylinder, wherein the blade is magnetically attracted to the cylinder; the cylinder being rotatable in a rotation direction;
an insertion station configured for inserting the blade, the insertion station being at a first location around the cylinder;
the insertion station comprising a blade retention device configured to retain the blade in the insertion station, and a guiding device configured to guide the blade out of the insertion station and toward the magnetic cylinder where the blade is wrapped around the cylinder;
an extraction station configured for extracting the blade from the cylinder, the extraction station being at a second location around the cylinder, downstream in the rotation direction and spaced from the first location;
the extraction station comprising an extraction device configured to remove the blade from the magnetic cylinder, the extraction device comprising an oscillating body which includes an end configured to detach the blade from the magnetic cylinder, the oscillating body being configured to oscillate between an inactive configuration, in which an end of the oscillating body is spaced from the magnetic cylinder, and a removal configuration for removing the blade from the cylinder, in which the end of the oscillating body is configured to engage the blade and to detach the blade from the magnetic cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,214,004

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER TOOL SYSTEMS

MakerBot Industries, LLC,...

1. A system comprising:a three-dimensional printer;
a number of tools including an extruder;
a tool crib including a number of bins to receive the number of tools;
a sensor system to detect a presence of the tools in the bins;
an active element to manipulate one of the tools in one of the bins, the active element including a heating element;
a robotic system to pick and place the number of tools in the number of bins, the robotic system including an x-y-z positioning system having an operating envelope that provides a shared workspace for the tool crib and the three-dimensional printer; and
a controller configured to control operation of the sensor system, the active element, and the robotic system, wherein the controller is configured to preheat the extruder with the heating element prior to use in a three-dimensional printing process, and wherein the controller is configured to clean the extruder within the tool crib.

US Pat. No. 10,214,003

3D PRINTING METHOD IMPLEMENTED BY MOVABLE PLATFORM

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A 3D printing method implemented by movable platform, adopted by a 3D printer having a nozzle and a printing platform, the method comprising:a) calculating respectively a starting point and an ending point of each of a plurality of swaths of a printing layer;
b) calculating movement information of the printing platform upon an X axis and a Y axis of the 3D printer according to the starting points and the ending points, wherein the nozzle is immovable upon the X axis and the Y axis;
c1)controlling the printing platform to move along the X axis in company with the Y axis according to the movement information for locating the printing platform and making the nozzle to be at the starting point of one of the plurality of swaths upon the printing platform;
c2) controlling the printing platform to move only along the X axis and the nozzle to jet ink for printing the swath while the printing platform moves to corresponding positions, and making the nozzle to be at the ending point of the swath upon the printing platform at the end of the printing action of the swath;
c3) if determining that the swath printed in the step c2 is not a final swath of the printing layer, controlling the printing platform to move along the X axis in company with the Y axis according to the movement information for locating the printing platform and making the nozzle to be at the starting point of next one of the plurality of swaths; and
d) re-executing the step c2 to the step c3 to print the next one of the swaths of the printing layer before all printing actions for the plurality of swaths of the printing layer are completed.

US Pat. No. 10,214,002

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPARATUS AND THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING METHOD THEREOF

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three dimensional printing method, applicable to the three dimensional printing apparatus to print a three dimensional object on the platform, the three dimensional object comprising a plurality of first solidified layers and a plurality of second solidified layers, the three dimensional printing apparatus comprising a tank, a platform, a curing device, and a controlling device, the tank containing a liquid forming material, an inner bottom of the tank having a first portion and a second portion in step manner, the first portion being higher than the second portion, the platform movably disposed in the tank to be immersed in or moved out of the liquid forming material, wherein the tank and the platform are rotated relative to each other, and an region of the platform is corresponding to the first portion or the second portion, the curing device disposed next to the tank or the platform, the liquid forming material between the platform and the first portion being cured by the curing device to form a solidified layer, and the solidified layer being peeled off the first portion by relative rotation of the platform and the tank, the controlling device electrically connected to the curing device and at least one of the tank and the platform, wherein the curing device cures the liquid forming material between the platform and the first portion to form the solidified layer when the region is corresponding to the first portion, and then the controlling device drives the tank and the platform to rotate relatively so as to peel off the solidified layer from the first portion and to move the solidified layer to a position corresponding to the second portion, the three dimensional printing method comprising:step S1 : curing the liquid forming material between the platform and the first portion to form a first solidified layer (A1), and then rotating the tank relative to the platform to peel off the first solidified layer (A1) from the first portion and to move the first solidified layer (A1) to a position corresponding to the second portion;
step S2: moving the platform and the tank relatively further away from each other;
step S3: curing the liquid forming material between the platform and the first portion to form a second solidified layer (B1), and then rotating the tank relative to the platform to peel off the second solidified layer (B1) from the first portion and to move the second solidified layer (B1) to the position corresponding to the second portion;
step S4: moving the tank and the platform relatively further away from each other;
step S5: curing the liquid forming material between the platform and the first portion to form another first solidified layer (A2) stacked on the first solidified layer (A1), and rotating the tank relative to the platform to peel off the first solidified layer (A2) from the first portion and to move the first solidified layer (A2) to the position corresponding to the second portion;
repeating step S2 to step S5, so as to stack a plurality second solidified layers (B2, . . . , Bn?1) on the second solidified layer (B1) and to stack a plurality first solidified layers (A2, . . . , An) on the first solidified layer (A1), wherein n is a positive integer; and
step S6: curing the liquid forming material between the platform and the first portion to form another second solidified layer (Bn) being stacked on the second solidified layer (Bn?1), and rotating the tank relative to the platform to peel off the second solidified layer (Bn) from the first portion, wherein a first solidified layer set A={A1, . . . An?1, An } and a second solidified layer set B={B1, . . . Bn?1, Bn } form the three dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,214,001

RIGID STIFFENER-REINFORCED FLEXIBLE NEURAL PROBES, AND METHODS OF FABRICATION USING WICKING CHANNEL-DISTRIBUTED ADHESIVES AND TISSUE INSERTION AND EXTRACTION

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method of assembling a rigid substrate onto a flexible device comprising:providing a rigid substrate having an elongated section with a bonding side, and a narrow open groove channel formed on the bonding side adjacent an interface surface of the bonding side;
dispensing one or more adhesive pellets into the narrow open groove channel, and melting the one or more adhesive pellets into a liquid phase so that the liquid-phase adhesive wicks along and completely fills the narrow open groove channel by capillary action; and
positioning a flexible device adjacent the interface surface of the rigid substrate so as to wick adhesive from the narrow open groove channel to a space in-between the flexible device and the interface surface of the rigid substrate and adhere the flexible device to the interface surface of the bonding side of the elongated section of the rigid substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,214,000

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING FILM

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A film lamination method comprising:supporting one surface of a substrate without contact by generating ultrasonic vibrations from a first ultrasonic vibration unit and applying repelling force induced from the ultrasonic vibrations onto the one surface of the substrate; and
simultaneously laminating the other surface of the substrate with a film by pressing the film against the other surface of the substrate using a pressure roller,
wherein the substrate comprises a flexible substrate, the pressure roller presses the substrate laminated with the film under a pressure by which a curvature of the one surface of the substrate becomes positive, and at least one portion of a surface of the first ultrasonic vibration unit facing the substrate has a curvature corresponding to the positive curvature of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,999

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROLL TO ROLL LAMINATIONS

ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC., ...

1. A system for laminating at least a first component and a second component, the system comprising:a first supply shaft configured to support a first input roll of a first component;
a second supply shaft configured to support a second input roll of a second component;
a nip roller assembly configured to receive the first and second components from the first and second input rolls and laminate the first component and the second component to form a laminated assembly using a nip roller pressure; and
a control system configured to:
receive material thickness data corresponding to the thicknesses of the first component on the first input roll and second component on the second input roll; and
control operation of the nip roller assembly based on the material thickness data such that the nip roller pressure increases as the total thickness of the first and second components on the first and second input rolls decreases, and the nip roller pressure decreases as the total thickness of the first and second components on the first and second input rolls increases.

US Pat. No. 10,213,998

ASSEMBLY AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING AFFIXING TAPE

1. A process comprising:butt-cutting a film tape at regular intervals into pieces;
transferring the film tape pieces from a first liner to a second liner using a single transfer unit; and
subsequently, longitudinally slitting the film tape pieces and the second liner into a plurality of continuous strips.

US Pat. No. 10,213,996

ANTI-WEAR SHEET, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND ANTI-WEAR-SHEET APPLICATION METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An anti-wear sheet for improving anti-wear performance of an object to be protected, comprising:a release film;
a resin layer disposed on the release film and including photo-curable resin and hard particles supported by the photo-curable resin; and
a light-shielding film disposed on an opposite side of the resin layer from the release film; and
a shape-maintaining base material embedded in the resin layer and disposed on a side adjacent to the release film within the resin layer,
wherein the resin layer includes:
a first region defined between the light-shielding film and the shape-maintaining base material and in which the shape-maintaining base material is not disposed; and
a second region defined between the first region and the release film and in which the shape-maintaining base material is embedded, and
wherein the photo-curable resin in the first region is the same as the photo-curable resin in the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,213,994

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SPAR CAPS FOR WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES USING THERMOPLASTIC-BASED COMPOSITE PLATES

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for manufacturing a spar cap for a wind turbine rotor blade, the method comprising:stacking a plurality of plates one on top of the other to form a plate assembly, each of the plurality of plates being formed from a continuous fiber-reinforced composite including a plurality of fibers surrounded by a thermoplastic resin material;
positioning the plate assembly relative to a mold defining a mold surface, the mold surface being shaped so as to correspond to at least one blade parameter of the wind turbine rotor blade;
clamping the plurality of plates together using one or more clamping devices;
applying pressure to the plate assembly via the mold such that at least a portion of the plate assembly begins to conform to the shape of the mold surface; and
releasing the plurality of plates from the one or more clamping devices as the mold begins to apply pressure to the plate assembly but before the mold is fully closed to allow the plurality of plates to move relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,213,993

MULTILAYER COMPOSITE ARTICLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composite article comprising:a substrate; and on at least one face of the substrate, a multilayered coating is disposed, wherein the multilayered coating comprises:
(i) an abrasion-resistant layer adjacent to the substrate, wherein the abrasion-resistant layer has an index of refraction greater than 1.55, wherein the abrasion-resistant layer comprises inorganic oxide nanoparticles and a polymer binder, wherein the abrasion-resistant layer has a thickness of at least 0.5 microns; and
(ii) an antireflection layer adjacent to the abrasion-resistant layer opposite the substrate, wherein the antireflection layer has an index of refraction less than 1.48, and wherein the antireflection layer comprises a fluorosilane polymer, wherein the fluorosilane polymer comprises:
at least one monomeric unit A represented by the formula

wherein
R1 represents H or methyl,
L1 represents a covalent bond or a divalent aliphatic group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
each Y1 independently represents a hydrocarbyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
each Y2 independently represents a hydrolyzable group,
g is 0, 1, or 2; and
at least one divalent monomeric unit B represented by the formula

wherein
R2, R3, and R4 represent H, methyl, trifluoromethyl, or F, wherein at least one of R2, R3, and R4 is F,
Rf1 represents a covalent bond or a divalent group selected from the group consisting of —(CF2O)a—, —(CF2CF2O)b—, —(CF2CF2CF2O)c—, —(CF2CF2CF2CF2O)d—, —(CF2CF(CF3)O)e—, and combinations thereof, wherein a, b, c, d, and e represent integers in the range of from 0 to 130, and wherein 2?a+b+c+d+e?130, and
Rf2 is a perfluoroalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,213,992

MULTILAYER POLYURETHANE PROTECTIVE FILMS

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A multilayer protective film comprising:a first layer comprising a polyurethane, said polyurethane being a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination of both;
a second layer comprising a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane; and
a PSA layer comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive,
wherein said first layer is bonded to one major surface of said second layer and said PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of said second layer such that said second layer is sandwiched between said first layer and said PSA layer, and said multilayer protective film is clear, transparent, and passes the “Staining and Discoloration Test” after being exposed to at least one of the fluids from the group consisting of grease, tar, transmission fluid, motor oil, fuel oil, diesel oil, gear oil, and SUNOCO lub/grease.

US Pat. No. 10,213,991

MULTILAYERED CONTAINER

TOKYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDIN...

1. A multilayered container having a multilayered structure that includes, in the following order, at leasta polypropylene inner layer/
an adsorbing agent-containing layer comprising a polypropylene that contains zeolite as an adsorbing agent/
an adhesive layer/
a first gas-barrier layer/
an oxygen-absorbing layer/
a second gas-barrier layer/
an adhesive layer/
a reground-resin layer/
a polypropylene outer layer,and having at least a body portion and a bottom portion, whereinsaid gas-barrier layers each consist of an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer,
said oxygen-absorbing layer comprises an oxygen-absorbing resin composition that contains an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer and an oxidizing organic component dispersed in the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer,
said adsorbing agent-containing layer contains the zeolite in an amount of 2 to 8% by weight and adsorbs decomposed products that are formed by oxygen-absorbing reaction and that have passed through the first gas-barrier layer,
said reground-resin layer comprises a reground resin and said oxygen-absorbing resin composition,
the thickness of the multilayered container at the thinnest portion is in a range of 198 to 356 ?m,
the total thickness of the oxygen absorbing layer and the gas barrier layers is in a range of 20.5 to 44.4 ?m at the thinnest portion of the multilayered container, the thickness of the oxygen absorbing layer is in a range of 4.9 to 15.2 ?m, the total thickness of the gas-barrier layers is in a range of 15.6 to 29.2 ?m, and
the amount of oxygen absorbed after the heat-sterilization is not less than 23 cc per gram of the oxygen-absorbing resin composition.

US Pat. No. 10,213,990

METHODS TO MAKE STRETCHABLE ELASTIC LAMINATES

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,...

1. A stretchable elastic laminate comprising an embossed pre-weakened cellulosic material affixed to a thermoplastic elastomeric film having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the film comprises from 65% by weight to 82% by weight of a polyolefin-based thermoplastic elastomer, from 15% by weight to 32% by weight of a styrenic block copolymer, and from 3% by weight to 8% by weight of a strength-enhancing agent, wherein the thermoplastic elastomeric film is substantially free of calcium carbonate; wherein upon stretching the embossed pre-weakened cellulosic material comprises gaps of from about 0.1 mm to about 0.25 mm as measured in the stretch direction, wherein the laminate comprises one of the following:upon stretching to an elongation of 150% in one or both the machine direction or cross direction, the laminate comprises less than 50% total surface area of gaps being greater than 5 mm in length as measured in the stretch direction,
upon stretching to an elongation of 150% in one or both the machine direction or cross direction, the laminate comprises less than 10% total surface area of gaps being greater than 1 mm in length as measured in the stretch direction,
upon stretching to an elongation of 100% in one or both the machine direction or cross direction, the laminate comprises less than 10% total surface area of gaps being greater than 0.5 mm in length as measured in the stretch direction, and
upon stretching to an elongation of 50% in one or both the machine direction or cross direction, the laminate comprises less than 10% total surface area of gaps being greater than 0.2 mm in length as measured in the stretch direction.

US Pat. No. 10,213,988

COATED ARTICLE HAVING LOW-E COATING WITH IR REFLECTING LAYER(S) AND NIOBIUM-DOPED TITANIUM OXIDE DIELECTRIC LAYER(S) AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Guardian Glass, LLC, Aub...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising:a first transparent dielectric layer on the glass substrate;
an infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising silver on the glass substrate, located over at least the first transparent dielectric layer;
a second transparent dielectric layer on the glass substrate, located over at least the IR reflecting layer;
an overcoat over the IR reflecting layer comprising silver; and
wherein the overcoat comprises a layer comprising TiNbOx, a layer comprising zinc oxide, and a layer comprising silicon nitride, wherein the layer comprising zinc oxide is located between and directly contacting the layer comprising TiNbOx and the layer comprising silicon nitride; and
wherein at least one of the first and second transparent dielectric layers is amorphous or substantially amorphous, and comprises an oxide of Ti doped with at least one of Nb, Sn, SnZn, Zr, Y, and Ba, and wherein metal content of the amorphous or substantially amorphous layer comprises from about 70-99.5% Ti and from about 0.5-30% of at least one of Nb, Sn, SnZn, Zr, Y, and Ba (atomic %).

US Pat. No. 10,213,986

ELECTRIC CONNECTION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

National Cheng Kung Unive...

1. An electric connection, comprising:a first Cu layer;
a second Cu layer; and
a composite metal layer disposed between the first Cu layer and the second Cu layer, wherein the first Cu layer and the second Cu layer are connected with the composite metal layer,
wherein the composite metal layer consists essentially of:
0.01 wt. %?Ga?20 wt. %; 0.01 wt. %?Cu?50 wt. %; and 30 wt. %?Ni?99.98 wt. %, and
wherein the composite metal layer comprises no intermetallic compound, and the composite metal layer has a face-centered cubic crystal structure.

US Pat. No. 10,213,984

COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH HIGH Z-DIRECTION ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY

CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC., W...

1. A curable composite material comprising:at least two layers of reinforcement carbon fibers impregnated with a curable matrix resin; and
an interlaminar region formed between adjacent layers of reinforcement carbon fibers, the interlaminar region comprising (i) a curable matrix resin that is the same as or different from the matrix resin impregnating the reinforcement carbon fibers, (ii) conductive nano-sized particles dispersed throughout the matrix resin at the interlaminar region, and (iii) an uncoated nonwoven carbon veil embedded in the matrix resin at the interlaminar region,
wherein
each of the conductive nano-sized particles has at least one dimension smaller than about 100 nm,
the nonwoven carbon veil is comprised of randomly arranged uncoated carbon fibers and has an areal weight of about 1 gsm to about 10 gsm, and
the conductive nano-sized particles and the nonwoven carbon veil are the only conductive components at the interlaminar region.

US Pat. No. 10,213,983

THREE-DIMENSIONAL STICKER WITH HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGE AND REMOVABLE ADHESIVE

1. A three-dimensional sticker, comprising:a body comprising:
a rigid main sheet constructed from a thermoformable plastic layer that is 10 mil-125 mil thick;
a flexible/stretchable ink layer adhered to the main sheet;
an adhesive layer comprising:
a first adhesive sub-layer comprised of a permanent adhesive adhered to the ink layer;
a second adhesive sub-layer comprised of a thermoformable carrier sheet adhered to the first adhesive sub-layer;
a third adhesive sub-layer comprised of a repositionable adhesive adhered to the second adhesive sub-layer;
a release liner detachably adhered to the third adhesive sub-layer; the release liner comprised of a thermoformable plastic;
wherein the body is thermoformed into a three-dimensional shape with an anchor region and an elevated region, wherein the anchor region is substantially planar and defines an anchor plane, and the elevated region is outside of the anchor plane; and
wherein the adhesive layer and release liner are present in the anchor region and elevated region.

US Pat. No. 10,213,982

DECORATIVE SHEET AND DECORATIVE PANEL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A decorative sheet comprising:a picture pattern layer formed on a sheet base material;
a first front surface protecting layer formed on the picture pattern layer;
a second front surface protecting layer partially formed on the first front surface protecting layer; and
a third front surface protecting layer partially formed on the second front surface protecting layer,
wherein the first front surface protecting layer and the second front surface protecting layer have different glosses, and
the third front surface protecting layer coats an area 75% or less of the second front surface protecting layer, the third front surface protecting layer having a thickness four times or more of a thickness of the second front surface protecting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,981

COMPOSITE PART WITH INSERTED METAL PLATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A composite part with an inserted metal plate, the composite part comprising:a metal plate having first and second surfaces;
a reinforced fiber layer folded around the metal plate;
a first connection hole extending through the reinforced fiber layer and exposing a section of the first surface of the metal plate; and
a resin impregnating the reinforced fiber layer and integrally connecting the metal plate and the reinforced fiber layer,
wherein the reinforced fiber layer comprises:
a first section having an inner surface in contact with the first surface of the metal plate;
a second section having an inner surface in contact with the second surface of the metal plate; and
a fold between the first and second sections;
wherein portions of the inner surfaces of the first section and the second section of the reinforced fiber layer that are not in contact with the metal plate contact each other.

US Pat. No. 10,213,980

LINED PIPES AND FITTINGS, ASSOCIATED FORMING METHOD, AND METHOD OF IMPROVING THE CHLORINE RESISTANCE OF HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PIPES

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A lined pipe or fitting comprising:an outer layer comprising an outer layer composition comprising, based on the total weight of the outer layer composition, 50 to 100 weight percent high density polyethylene and 0 to 50 weight percent filler; and
an inner layer comprising an inner layer composition comprising
20 to 70 parts by weight of a poly(phenylene ether),
30 to 80 parts by weight of an atactic homopolystyrene having a melt flow index of 1.5 to 5 grams per 10 minutes measured according to ISO 1133-4 (2011) at 200° C. and 5 kilogram load, and
5 to 15 parts by weight of a hydrogenated block copolymer of an alkenyl
aromatic monomer and a conjugated diene,wherein the parts by weight are based on 100 parts by weight total of the poly(phenylene ether), the polystyrene, and the hydrogenated block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,979

ELECTRIC PRESS, BEND-POINT DETECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Janome Sewing Machine Co....

1. An electric press comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a press position and a first data sequence of a load at the press position;
an input and storage unit configured to input and store a value serving as a reference that determines a bend point in a relation between the press position and the first data sequence of the load at the press position;
a slope calculation unit configured to calculate a slope of the load based on the press position and the first data sequence of the load at the press position detected, according to a first regression line, wherein the slope of the load is calculated by the following formula, (i),

a slope-of-slope calculation unit configured to calculate a slope of the slope of the load calculated by the slope calculation unit as an amount of change of an amount of change of a load value with respect to the press position by using the formula (i) for calculating a slope of the first regression line, according to a second regression line,
wherein, in the formula (i), n denotes a number of data, xi denotes position data of a pressurization part, and yi denotes data of a load; and
a bend-point determination unit configured to determine a point, at which the calculated slope of the slope of the load exceeds the value serving as the reference for determining the bend point, as the bend point.

US Pat. No. 10,213,978

WASTE MATERIAL REBALER WITH SIDE LOADING AND RETRIEVAL

Sonoco Development, Inc.,...

1. A waste material rebaler comprising:a rectangular housing formed of first and second vertical side walls and a vertical end wall joined by horizontal top and bottom walls and defining an interior space having an upstream end, a downstream end proximate the vertical end wall, and a width defined by a distance between the first and second vertical side walls;
a breach defined at the upstream end of the interior space and being sized to receive at least two strapped low density bales of waste material in side-by-side relationship with the long axes of the strapped bales extending across the width of the interior space;
a compression chamber formed at the downstream end of the interior space in communication with the breach;
a rectangular feed port formed in the first vertical side wall of the housing adjacent to and in communication with the breach, the feed port having a width, the feed port positioned to be accessible by a fork lift truck;
a loading platform beneath and outboard of the feed port that rotates and closes the feed port behind the low density bales, the loading platform sized to accept two low density bales side-by-side;
a compression ram selectively movable through the breach and toward the compression chamber to horizontally move the at least two strapped low density bales of waste material into the compression chamber and compress the bales together with their straps intact to form a higher density bale of waste material from the at least two strapped low density bales;
a rectangular ejection port formed at the downstream end of the housing adjacent to and in communication with the compression chamber, the ejection port having a width less than the width of the feed port width; and
an ejection ram selectively movable through the compression chamber and toward the ejection port to eject the higher density bale from the compression chamber for retrieval.

US Pat. No. 10,213,977

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING TYRES FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A., Mil...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing tyres for vehicle wheels, each tyre comprising a carcass structure including at least one carcass ply, a tread band at a radially external position to said carcass structure and a belt structure interposed between said carcass structure and tread band, the tyres being manufactured including tyres comprising carcass plies made by laying down an even whole number of strip-like elements and tyres comprising carcass plies made by laying down an odd whole number of strip-like elements, comprising:a forming drum having at least one radially external laying surface;
devices for building at least one carcass ply around said radially external surface, said at least one carcass ply having axially opposite end flaps;
wherein the devices for building at least one carcass ply around said radially external surface comprise:
devices for setting the forming drum in rotation around a geometric rotation axis thereof;
a first laying unit and a second laying unit mounted at mutually opposite portions of the forming drum and adapted to apply a plurality of strip-like elements along the circumferential extension of the forming drum;
an adjustment device for shifting the first laying unit along an arced adjustment path which lies in a plane orthogonal to the geometric rotation axis, the arced adjustment path being an arc of a circumference coaxial with the geometric rotation axis for applying a single strip-like element;
a bearing structure adapted to carry the forming drum;
a first frame installed on the bearing structure above the forming drum and carrying the first laying unit; and
a second frame installed on the bearing structure under the forming drum and carrying the second laying unit, wherein the adjustment device is mounted between the bearing structure and the first frame to shift the first laying unit along said adjustment path and wherein the adjustment device comprises a supporting plate hinged on the bearing structure around a hinge axis coincident with the geometric rotation axis and at least one actuator disposed between the supporting plate and the bearing structure, the first frame being installed on said supporting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,976

PROCESS AND PLANT FOR BUILDING TYRES FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A., Mil...

1. A plant for building tyres for vehicle wheels comprising a carcass structure building line, which, in turn comprises:at least one forming drum;
a pair of support elements comprising a first support element and a second support element removably associable with said at least one forming drum in axially opposite positions, the first support element being moveable between a first operating position and a second operating position;
a service position;
a deposition line configured to move a single forming drum at a time to build at least one structural component of the carcass structure of a tyre being processed, the deposition line comprising a moving device having a coupling/decoupling mechanism configured to couple/uncouple with a terminal end of a central shaft of the forming drum and a quick connection/disconnection device configured to connect/disconnect with the second support element, wherein the moving device is configured to:
transfer said at least one forming drum between the service position and the deposition line and to transport said at least one forming drum within the deposition line by supporting the at least one forming drum in cantilevered manner while the at least one forming drum is coupled with the first and second support elements;
a subsequent work station to the deposition line; and
a transfer device having a coupling/decoupling mechanism configured to couple/uncouple with a terminal end of a central shaft of the forming drum, the transfer device is configured to move said at least one forming drum between the service position and the subsequent work station by supporting the at least one forming drum in cantilevered manner while the at least one forming drum is coupled with only the first support element,
wherein, in the first operating position, the first support element is moveable between the deposition line and the service position via the moving device and is carried at an axially opposite side of the at least one forming drum relative to the second support element, and, in the second operating position, the first support element is moveable between the service position and the subsequent work station clear of the second support element via the transfer device, and wherein said second support element is stably coupled with said moving device of the deposition line while the first support element is moved between the first operating position and the second operating position,
wherein the carcass structure building line does not include a storage for the pair of support elements.

US Pat. No. 10,213,975

AUTOMATIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING TIRE CASING ON EXPANDABLE RIM HUB IN RETREADING OPERATIONS

Bridgestone Bandag, LLC, ...

1. A loader device for use with the mounting of a tire casing on an expandable rim hub, the device comprising:a support pedestal, the support pedestal movable over a range of longitudinal travel along a longitudinal axis;
a support carriage movably mounted to the support pedestal, the support carriage movable over a range of vertical travel along a normal axis, the normal axis being substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the support carriage having a support arm adapted to engage an inner periphery of the tire casing and support the tire casing independently of the expandable rim hub;
a loader actuator mounted to at least one of the support pedestal and the support carriage, the loader actuator adapted to selectively move, relative to the support arm, at least a portion of the tire casing supported upon the support arm in a loading direction along the longitudinal axis off of the support arm,
wherein the expandable rim hub is adapted to support and selectively rotate the tire casing about a hub axis, the hub axis being substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,213,974

LASER PROCESSING APPARATUS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laser processing apparatus comprisinga) a laser oscillator;
b) a mount mounting a biaxially stretched polyester film; and
c) a laser irradiation part that adjusts a laser light emitted by the laser oscillator to have a predetermined spot profile and a scanning track before the laser lights irradiates the film,
the laser irradiation part comprises a laser guiding part, a first driving part and a second driving part;
the laser guiding part guides the laser light from the laser oscillator onto the film and changes a circular spot profile of the laser light into the predetermined spot profile, the first and the second driving parts move the laser guiding part respectively in a first direction and a second direction, each of which is parallel to a surface of the film, to provide the scanning track of the laser light;
wherein the laser guiding part comprises a diffractive optical element which changes the circular spot profile of the laser light into the predetermined spot profile; and
wherein the laser guiding part comprises a first mirror, a second mirror, a third mirror and the diffractive optical element, wherein each of the first, the second and the third mirrors is disposed at a predetermined angle, such that the laser light, which is emitted from the laser oscillator in the first direction is reflected by the first mirror and guided in a third direction, which is perpendicular to the surface of the film, then subsequently reflected by the second mirror and guided in the second direction and then guided in the third direction again by the third mirror into the diffractive optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,213,973

COMPOSITE RAIL TIE APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An apparatus comprising:a shell comprising a matrix reinforced by a reinforcement constituted as fiber;
a first fill comprising a solid acting as a structural material and being selected from wood, concrete, lightweight concrete, polymer, filled polymer, composite polymer, expanded polymer, and a combination thereof;
a second fill formed within the first fill, having a shear strength greater than the shear strength of the first fill, and being secured to the first fill by at least one of a mechanical interference, an undercut, a chemical bond, and a mechanical texture bond;
the first fill, having a density less than that of the matrix; and
a fastener providing compression against the shell in response to engagement of the fill by the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,213,972

FIBER COMPOSITE LAMINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIBER COMPOSITE LAMINATE

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

1. A method for producing a fiber composite laminate, comprising:applying at least one of pressure or heat to a first preform, which has one or more dry fiber layers and a thermoplastic elastomer, such that the thermoplastic portion of the thermoplastic elastomer completely impregnates the dry fiber layers of the first preform in at least one first region and only partially impregnates said dry fiber layers in at least one second region; and, in a thermosetting polymer matrix, and
impregnating and curing the fiber layers of the second region of the first preform that are still dry and have not been impregnated with the thermoplastic portion of the thermoplastic elastomer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,971

FORMING MACHINE FOR FORMING A HOLLOW BODY, IN PARTICULAR A CASING OF A SOLID PROPELLANT ENGINE, AND DEPOSIT HEAD FOR SUCH A FORMING MACHINE

AVIO S.P.A, Rome (IT)

1. A deposit head for a forming machine for forming hollow bodies; the deposit head comprising a support frame adapted to be coupled to a moving member, motorized supply means and guide means carried by said support frame to feed, along a predefined feeding path, a belt comprising a layer of adhesive material and a protective strip arranged on only one side of said layer of adhesive material, motorized winding means for winding said protective strip and carried by said frame, and a first pressing roller for pushing said strip and said layer of adhesive material toward a deposit surface of said adhesive material and rotatable about an axis thereof that is orthogonal to said feeding path, characterized by further comprising a second pressing roller for pushing said strip and said adhesive material toward said deposit surface; said second pressing roller being carried by said support frame and being rotatable about an axis thereof forming, with said feeding path, an angle other than 90°; first actuation and guide means being interposed between said support frame and said second pressing roller for moving the second pressing roller in opposite directions along a direction transversal to said feeding path.

US Pat. No. 10,213,970

INFUSION METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR AN INFUSION METHOD

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. An infusion method for the manufacture of a fibre-reinforced composite component comprising:arranging semi-finished textile products in a moulding tool that is open on one side in a chamber to be evacuated, the semi-finished textile products configured to be infiltrated by a matrix material and the chamber to be evacuated being formed from a vacuum film which encloses the semi-finished textile products;
forming a local gas reception space between the semi-finished textile products and a wall section of the chamber, wherein the local gas reception space is formed between a section of the vacuum film and at least one local semi-permeable membrane;
infiltrating the semi-finished textile products with the matrix material;
blocking off the local gas reception space from the matrix material by the at least one local semi-permeable membrane that is porous to gas, and into which volatile substances contained in the matrix material and/or in the system leak during the infiltration process;
arranging a dimensionally stable gas reservoir in the local gas reception space, wherein the gas reservoir has a triangular cross-section, is used as a moulding element to laterally support a vertical portion of the semi-finished textile products, has an open-pore material structure, and is provided the at least one local semi-permeable membrane on contact surfaces facing toward the semi-finished textile products and located in contact with the latter, wherein the dimensionally stable gas reservoir contains the volatile substances leaked during the infiltration process; and
evacuating the chamber by a vacuum channel that is separate from the dimensionally stable gas reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,213,969

INTEGRATED SMART SUSCEPTOR HEATER BLANKET AND VACUUM BAG DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM FOR LARGE COMPOSITE SKIN LAMINATE DEBULK

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A heater blanket deployment system, comprising:a first workstation, comprising:
a first heater blanket assembly comprising a first smart susceptor heater blanket and a second smart susceptor heater blanket, wherein the second smart susceptor heater blanket is positioned adjacent to the first smart susceptor heater blanket;
a first layup mandrel configured to receive a first workpiece during processing by the first workstation; and
a first vacuum bag attached to the first and second smart susceptor heater blankets; and
a second workstation, comprising:
a second heater blanket assembly comprising a third smart susceptor heater blanket and a fourth smart susceptor heater blanket, wherein the fourth smart susceptor heater blanket is positioned adjacent to the third smart susceptor heater blanket;
a second layup mandrel configured to receive a second workpiece during processing by the second workstation; and
a second vacuum bag attached to the third and fourth smart susceptor heater blankets; and
a frame comprising:
a first support surface supporting the first heater blanket assembly; and
a second support surface supporting the second heater blanket assembly; and
at least one power supply configured to supply power to the first workstation and to the second workstation;
wherein the frame is configured such that:
the first heater blanket assembly can move toward the first layup mandrel of the first workstation only when the second heater blanket assembly is moving away from the second layup mandrel of the second workstation; and
the second heater blanket assembly can move toward the second layup mandrel only when the first heater blanket assembly is moving away from the first layup mandrel.

US Pat. No. 10,213,968

DYNAMIC FORMING TOOLS FOR COMPOSITE PARTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:laying up a multi-layer fiber reinforced laminate onto a forming tool, the laminate comprising a first portion laid up onto a main body of a forming tool, and a second portion laid up onto a platform of the forming tool such that the second portion is aligned with the first portion;
covering the laminate with a vacuum bag that presses the laminate against the platform; and
repositioning the second portion with respect to the first portion by rotating the platform during vacuum bag forming of the laminate, causing shear stresses between layers of the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,966

TECHNIQUES FOR APPLYING A PEEL OPERATION DURING ADDITIVE FABRICATION AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Formlabs, Inc., Somervil...

1. An additive fabrication device configured to form layers of material on a build platform, each layer of material being formed so as to contact a container in addition to the build platform and/or a previously formed layer of material, the additive fabrication device comprising:a build platform;
a fixed platform;
a container arranged between the fixed platform and the build platform;
a plurality of mechanical linkages each independently coupled, via rotatable couplings, to the container and to the fixed platform; and
at least one controller configured to, subsequent to formation of a layer of material in contact with the container, cause motion of the container relative to the fixed platform to separate the layer of material from the container.

US Pat. No. 10,213,965

ARCHITECTURE, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY OF SPARSE STRUCTURES, MULTIFUNCTIONAL STRUCTURES, AND COMPONENTS FOR SPACE AND TERRESTRIAL SYSTEMS

TETHERS UNLIMITED INC, B...

1. A truss-formation device comprising:a thermal die, wherein said thermal die comprises a melt section and a consolidation section, wherein said melt section is wrapped with heater wire to heat up and melt continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic yarn wherein said consolidation section is positioned adjacent to said melt section so that said melted continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic yarn from said melt section enters the consolidation section where said consolidation section is configured to squeeze and extrude said continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic yarn as a continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic solid element;
a second thermal die and a mandrel that connects said thermal die to said second thermal die wherein said thermal die and said second thermal die are parallel to one another such that said thermal die and said second thermal die are oriented to extrude parallel continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic solid elements; and
a third thermal die and a batten actuator, wherein said batten actuator is rotatably connected to said mandrel and said third thermal die is mounted on said batten actuator such that as said batten actuator rotates said third thermal die orbits around said thermal die and said second thermal die.

US Pat. No. 10,213,964

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REPAIRING COMPOSITE MATERIALS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of bonding materials, comprising:defining a bond interface between two materials in a cure zone on a surface of an object, where the bond interface includes a thermosetting adhesive disposed between the two materials;
heating the bond interface with sound waves;
measuring a surface temperature on the surface of the material to be bonded to determine if a cure temperature has been reached for at least a duration of time, such that the thermosetting adhesive is cured, thereby bonding the two materials; and
after the duration of time has elapsed, decreasing the temperature of the bond interface at a predetermined rate that does not exceed a maximum rate at which the temperature of the bond interface can be reduced without reducing strength of the bond.

US Pat. No. 10,213,962

EXPANSION JOINT SEAL WITH LOAD TRANSFER AND FLEXION

Schul International Compa...

1. An expansion joint system, comprising:an elongated core,
the elongated core composed of a resiliently compressible material,
the elongated core having an elongated core longitudinal axis,
the elongated core having an elongated core top,
the elongated core top having an elongated core lateral width at the elongated core top and an elongated core bottom width at an elongated core bottom of the elongated core,
the elongated core having an elongated core height intermediate the elongated core top and the elongated core bottom,
the elongated core having an elongated core first side,
the elongated core first side being generally perpendicular to the elongated core top,
the elongated core having an elongated core second side,
the elongated core second side being generally perpendicular to the elongated core top, and
an open shaft provided into the elongated core from an elongated core first end, the open shaft parallel to the elongated core longitudinal axis;
a longitudinal load-transfer member,
the longitudinal load-transfer member being incompressible,
the longitudinal load-transfer member having a longitudinal load-transfer member axis,
the elongated core longitudinal axis and the longitudinal load-transfer member axis being parallel,
the longitudinal load-transfer member positioned at least partly into the open shaft,
the longitudinal load-transfer member protruding from the elongated core
wherein the expansion joint system further comprises:
an elongated beveled surface adjacent the elongated core bottom and the elongated core first side, and the elongated core lateral width is greater than the elongated core bottom width, and
a second open shaft provided into the elongated core from an elongated core first end, the second open shaft parallel to the elongated core longitudinal axis and a third open shaft provided into the elongated core from an elongated core first end, the third open shaft parallel to the elongated core longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,213,961

PLASTIC-METAL HYBRID COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. A method for the production of a plastic-metal hybrid component consisting of a metal body and a fiber composite intermediate that is integrally bonded to the body, whereby the method comprises the following steps:(i) providing a fiber composite intermediate on the basis of polyamide in which at least part of the surface of the intermediate is made up of a polymer composition containing the following:
a) 100 parts by weight of a polyamide;
b) 0.5 to 20 parts by weight of one or more adhesion-promoting additives having formula (I):
MaM?bDcD?d  (I)
wherein
M=[R3SiO1/2]
M?=[R?R2SiO1/2]
D=[R2SiO2/2]
D?=[R?RSiO2/2]
wherein each R, independently of each other, stands for methyl or phenyl and R? is a glycidyloxypropyl radical having formula (II)

and wherein the following applies to the indices:
a=0 to 2
b=0 to 2
c=10 to 500
d=0 to 50
a+b=2 and
b+d?2;
(ii) providing a metal body;
(iii) optionally, pretreating the surface of the metal body in order to create, for example, OH functionalities;
(iv) placing the metal body and the fiber composite intermediate into a pressing tool and closing the tool; and
(v) making an integrally bonded connection between the fiber composite intermediate and the metal body by pressing them under pressure and at a certain temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,213,960

PLASTICITY INDUCED BONDING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method comprising:placing a first polymeric part in contact with a second polymeric part; and
plastically deforming the first polymeric part and the second polymeric part against each other to bond the first polymeric part to the second polymeric part, wherein a temperature of the first polymeric part is less than a glass transition temperature of the first polymeric part and a temperature of the second polymeric part is less than a glass transition temperature of the second polymeric part during the plastic deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,213,959

METHOD FOR REMOVING SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, FOR WASHING, AND FOR DRYING PARTS PRODUCED BY A 3-D PRINTER

Audubon Machinery Corp., ...

1. A method of removing substrate material from a part produced by a 3-D printer, the method comprising:providing a housing having a working chamber defined therein;
providing at least one spray header disposed along at least a portion of the perimeter of the working chamber, the spray header comprising an assembly of vertical and horizontal tubes having apertures defined therein;
providing a pump configured and arranged to convey a fluid at varying pressures through the spray header;
inserting the part into the working chamber;
conveying washing fluid through the at least one spray header into the working chamber to remove the substrate material from the part; and
conveying rinsing fluid through the at least one spray header into the working chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,213,958

ELECTROSTATIC 3-D PRINTING SYSTEM HAVING ACOUSTIC TRANSFER AND COROTRON

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensional (3-D) printer comprising:an intermediate transfer surface;
color development stations positioned to electrostatically transfer build materials having different colors to said intermediate transfer surface;
a support material development station positioned to electrostatically transfer a support material to a location of said intermediate transfer surface where said build materials are located on said intermediate transfer surface, said support material dissolves in different solvents relative to solvents that dissolve said build materials;
a transfuse station comprising a roller on a first side of said intermediate transfer surface supporting said intermediate transfer surface, and a transmission device on said first side of said intermediate transfer surface;
a platen moving relative to said intermediate transfer surface, said intermediate transfer surface electrostatically transfers a layer of said build materials and said support material to said platen each time said platen contacts a second side of said intermediate transfer surface at said transfuse station to successively form layers of said build materials and said support material on said platen, each of said layers is on a discrete area of said intermediate transfer surface and is in a pattern, and said first side being opposite said second side;
a heater adjacent said platen, said platen moves to said heater to heat said layers and join each of said layers together;
a pressure roller adjacent said heater, said platen moves to said pressure roller to press each of said layers together;
a charge generator positioned adjacent said transfuse station and positioned to transfer a charge to said layers on said platen after said heater heats said layers and said pressure roller presses said layers; and
a curing station positioned to apply light to said layers to cure said layers to one another on said platform.

US Pat. No. 10,213,957

HEAD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE HOLLOW STRUCTURE

1. A head for a continuous manufacturing system, comprising:a housing configured to receive a matrix and at least one continuous fiber, form an at least one continuous matrix-coated fiber by coating the at least one continuous fiber with the matrix, and discharge a composite hollow tubular structure comprised of the at least one continuous matrix-coated fiber;
a diverter located at an end of the housing and being configured to divert radially outward the at least one continuous matrix-coated fiber;
a cutoff having an edge configured to press the at least one continuous matrix-coated fiber against the diverter;
a cure enhancer mounted downstream of a cutting location of the cutoff and configured to facilitate hardening of the composite hollow tubular structure at a location downstream of the cutting location; and
wherein the at least one continuous matrix-coated fiber comprises a plurality of continuous matrix-coated fibers,
wherein the diverter diverts the plurality of continuous matrix-coated fibers radially outward to form the composite hollow tubular structure, and
wherein the cutoff is configured to terminate the composite hollow tubular structure before the composite hollow tubular structure is hardened by the cure enhancer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,956

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING ADHESION REDUCTION USING PHOTOINHIBITION

HOLO, INC., Oakland, CA ...

1. A method for printing a three dimensional (3D) object, comprising:(a) providing (i) a build platform adjacent to a window, and (ii) a liquid comprising a photoactive resin between said build platform and said window; and
(b) directing a first light and a second light through said window to said liquid, wherein (i) said first light subjects a first portion of said photoactive resin to curing to yield a polymeric layer coupled to said build platform, and (ii) said second light inhibits curing of a second portion of said photoactive resin between said first portion and said window, wherein an intensity or exposure time of said first light or second light is adjusted to vary a thickness of said polymeric layer, thereby printing at least a portion of said 3D object.

US Pat. No. 10,213,955

STAMPING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A stamping device for base materials, comprising: a first roller, a second roller, a third roller, a first delivery mechanism and a second delivery mechanism;wherein the first roller comprises at least one stamping pattern region at an outer surface of the first roller;
wherein the second roller has a rotation direction opposite to a rotation direction of the first roller; the second roller is at a first side of the first roller with a first stamping gap between the first roller and the second roller; the first stamping gap has a first material-supplying side and a first material-discharging side;
wherein the third roller has a rotation direction opposite to the rotation direction of the first roller; the third roller is at a second side of the first roller with a second stamping gap between the first roller and the third roller; the second stamping gap has a second material-supplying side and a second material-discharging material;
wherein the first delivery mechanism is at the first material-supplying side of the first stamping gap and configured to, in the case that the stamping pattern region rotates to a first position corresponding to the first stamping gap, deliver a base material to the first material-supplying side of the first stamping gap so as to stamp the base material; and
wherein the second delivery mechanism is at the second material-supplying side of the second stamping gap and configured to, in the case that the stamping pattern region rotates to a second position corresponding to the second stamping gap, deliver another base material to the second material-supplying side of the second stamping gap so as to stamp the another base material.

US Pat. No. 10,213,954

NATURAL PATH FORMING FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for forming a composite component, comprising the step of:placing a composite laminate material onto a three dimensional forming tool which comprises:
an external surface, comprising:
a portion of the forming tool comprises three successive planar surfaces extending in a direction about a perimeter of the three dimensional forming tool in a direction transverse to a length of the three dimensional forming tool wherein two planar surfaces are spaced apart from one another with an intermediate planar surface positioned between the two planar surfaces;
a second portion of the forming tool positioned adjacent to the portion of the forming tool comprises three successive planar surfaces extending in a direction about the perimeter of the three dimensional forming tool in a direction transverse to the length of the three dimensional forming tool wherein two planar surfaces are spaced apart from one another with an intermediate planar surface positioned between the two planar surfaces, wherein:
the intermediate planar surface of the second portion is positioned adjacent to the intermediate planar surface of the portion of the forming tool;
the intermediate planar surface of the second portion extends in a different plane relative to the intermediate planar surface of the portion; and
the perimeter maintains a constant length along the length of the three dimensional forming tool; and
at least four junctures associated with the external surface wherein the composite laminate material overlies the at least four junctures, wherein:
each juncture is positioned between two adjacent planar surfaces in which each of the two adjacent planar surfaces extend in a different plane;
each of the at least four junctures comprises a line of direction in which each line of direction extends in a different direction and
the at least four junctures converge such that with the three dimensional forming tool arranged in a two dimensional pattern, the line of direction of each of the at least four junctures and the two adjacent planar surfaces positioned on opposing sides of each of the at least four junctures are all positioned in a common plane, wherein the line of direction of each of the at least four junctures in the two dimensional pattern converge to a common point with at least one line of direction not in alignment beyond the common point with another line of direction.

US Pat. No. 10,213,952

OPEN-CLIP BLOW MOLDING METHOD AND A BLOW MOLDED ARTICLE WHICH INTEGRALLY PROVIDE A CLIP FOR SECUREMENT TO ANOTHER ITEM

MEDONYX INC., Toronto (C...

1. A method to produce a blow molded article of unitary construction having a clip for securing the article to another item, wherein the method comprises a step of blow molding the article to have said unitary construction and to integrally provide the clip as a part unitary with the article, such that the clip defines a ring adapted for quick and reversible connections by, on one side of the ring, a hinged swingable gate arm which is initially blow molded into a molded open elevated configuration and resiliently deformable and pivotable therefrom into (i) a closed configuration wherein the swingable gate arm is biased, with a pre-built springback tension structurally molded into the blow molded article, into selectively releasable and secure engagement with a catch portion provided on the article and (ii) a depressed open configuration wherein the swingable gate arm is depressed relative to and biased with said pre-built springback tension towards the closed configuration, with the swingable gate arm being self-closing and the depressed open configuration being traversed to secure the article to said item; and such that in the molded open elevated configuration, the swingable gate arm is elevated relative to the closed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,213,951

SHAPING ROLL FOR MELT EXTRUSION MOLDING, SHAPING ROLL ASSEMBLY FOR MELT EXTRUSION MOLDING, AND MELT EXTRUSION MOLDING METHOD

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A shaping roll for melt extrusion molding used for melt extrusion molding of thermoplastic resin, the shaping roll for melt extrusion molding comprising:a metal roll body having a heat medium passage internally;
a first cylinder covering a surface of a middle portion of the roll body part;
a second cylinder covering surfaces of both end portions of the roll body part;
the first cylinder comprising a first metal material having a thermal conductivity of 40 W/m·K or more;
the second cylinder comprising a second metal material having a thermal conductivity of 20 W/m·K or less; and
the first cylinder and the second cylinder are at least partially joined to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,213,949

CONTROLLING MOISTURE IN AND PLASTICIZATION OF BIORESORBABLE POLYMER FOR MELT PROCESSING

ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYS...

1. A system for fabricating a stent, the system comprising:a resin hopper for holding polymer resin, the resin hopper comprising a resin outlet port for connecting to an extruder and the resin hopper used for feeding polymer resin through the resin outlet port to the extruder;
a control loop comprising the resin hopper, a drier unit, a conduit for carrying a drying gas stream from the drier unit for input into a gas inlet port of the resin hopper and a conduit for carrying the drying gas stream after exiting through a gas outlet port in the resin hopper to the drier unit, wherein the drier unit removes moisture from the drying gas stream that exits from the resin hopper;
a source of a moist gas stream outside the control loop and a conduit for carrying the moist gas stream from the moist gas stream source to inject the moist gas stream into the drying gas stream from the drier unit to form the drying gas stream for input into the resin hopper, wherein a moisture content of the moist gas stream provided by the source outside of the control loop is higher than a moisture content of the drying gas stream from the drier unit; and wherein the source of the moist gas stream comprises a humidity conditioning unit configured to generate a gas stream with selected temperature and humidity from a dry gas stream source;
at least one humidity sensor to monitor moisture content of the drying gas stream; and
a controller that generates a signal to adjust the moisture content of the drying gas stream for input into the resin hopper upward or downward based on the monitored moisture content.

US Pat. No. 10,213,948

HOT MELT FRAGMENTATION EXTRUDER AND PROCESS

Steerlife India Private L...

1. A co-rotating twin screw extruder for forming fragments comprising an intake zone for receiving one or more excipient(s) suitable for oral dosage or one or more excipient(s) suitable for oral dosage along with one or more active pharmaceutical ingredient, a melt zone for softening at least one excipient to form a viscous mass or melt, and a fragmenting zone for initiating simultaneous fragmentation and cooling of the viscous mass into cooled fragments within the co-rotating twin screw extruder, and an extruder outlet for recovering the cooled fragments from the extruder.

US Pat. No. 10,213,947

INJECTION DEVICE AND RESIN INJECTION METHOD

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A resin injection method for injecting a resin from an injection nozzle through a resin path and flowing the resin into a holding pressure path communicating with the resin path to maintain a first pressure of the resin in the resin path and the holding pressure path, comprising the steps of:(a) maintaining the first pressure of the resin in the resin path and the holding pressure path by pressurization of a holding pressure device from the resin path side during a predetermined time;
(b) then shutting off the resin path and maintaining a second pressure of the resin in the holding pressure path by pressurization from the holding pressure path side;
(c) after the step (b) of maintaining the second pressure of the resin in the resin path and the holding pressure path by pressurization of the holding pressure device from the holding pressure path side, shutting off an inlet path for the resin on a mold side and releasing pressurization from the holding pressure path side once; and
(d) opening the resin path and discharging all the resin held in the holding pressure path to the resin path under pressure by further pressurizing in the holding pressure path to thereby discharge all the resin in the holding pressure path to the resin path.

US Pat. No. 10,213,946

POST-MOLD COOLING INJECTION MOLDED ARTICLES

NIIGON MACHINES LTD., Va...

1. An injection molding machine, comprising:a) a base;
b) a pair of platens supported by the base, the platens supporting respective mold halves to form a mold and the platens moveable relative to each other in a direction parallel to a machine axis between mold-open and mold-closed positions; and
c) a part-handling apparatus for holding and treating articles from the mold, the part handling apparatus separate from the mold and comprising:
i) a take-out plate comprising at least one set of first cooling receivers for receiving and retaining a first set of molded articles from the mold, the first cooling receivers conductively transferring a first amount of thermal energy away from the first molded articles;
ii) a supplemental cooling plate comprising at least one set of second cooling receivers for receiving and retaining the first set of molded articles, the second cooling receivers conductively transferring a second amount of thermal energy away from the first molded articles; and
iii) a transfer shell having at least one shell side comprising at least one set of transfer pins for receiving and retaining the first set of molded articles, the transfer shell rotatable to move the at least one shell side among a load position for engagement with the take-out plate, a supplemental cooling position for engagement with the supplemental cooling plate, and an unload position for releasing molded articles from the part handling apparatus,
wherein the at least one shell side of the transfer shell comprises a first shell side and a second shell side, the second shell side generally parallel to and spaced apart from the first shell side.

US Pat. No. 10,213,945

THREADED MOLD DECOUPLING SYSTEM

NYPROMOLD, INC., Clinton...

1. A threaded mold decoupling system, comprising:at least one unscrewing assembly rotatably coupled to a mounting plate, the at least one unscrewing assembly disposed in proximity to a threaded core of an injection mold;
an elevator assembly having a first elevator element rotatably coupled to the mounting plate and a second elevator element connected to a fixed plate, the fixed plate opposing the mounting plate; and
a driving assembly disposed in operative communication with the at least one unscrewing assembly and with the first elevator element of the elevator assembly, the driving assembly configured to:
actuate the at least one unscrewing assembly to rotate a molded article about a longitudinal axis of the threaded core, and
actuate the first elevator element relative to the second elevator element to linearly translate the mounting plate relative to the fixed plate and to translate the molded article along the longitudinal axis of the threaded core.

US Pat. No. 10,213,944

METHODS OF MOLDING MULTI-LAYER POLYMERIC ARTICLES HAVING CONTROL OVER THE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE CORE LAYER

MILACRON LLC, Cincinnati...

1. A system for injection molding a multiple layer plastic article, the system comprising,a mold having a plurality of cavities to mold a plurality of multiple layer plastic articles, at least one of the mold cavities having a primary channel, a first branch channel, and a second branch channel, the first branch channel and the second branch channel branching from the primary channel at a branch junction;
a first material source to supply a first polymeric material for use in forming at least one layer of each of the plurality of multiple layer plastic articles;
a second material source to supply a second polymeric material for use in forming at least one layer of each of the plurality of multiple layer plastic articles;
a plurality of nozzles in communication with a portion of the mold to inject the first and second polymeric materials into each of the plurality of cavities;
a first set of flow channels configured to distribute the first polymeric material from the first material source to each of the plurality of nozzles;
a second set of flow channels configured to distribute the second polymeric material from the second material source to each of the plurality of nozzles; and
a processor programmed to,
control an extrusion start time of the second polymeric material from the second material source subsequent to an extrusion start time of the first polymeric material from the first material source, and
control a volumetric flow ratio of an inner stream and an outer stream formed from the first polymeric material in one of the nozzles to selectively direct an interior core stream of the second polymeric material into the first branch channel that branches from the primary channel at the branch junction and not into the second branch channel that branches from the primary channel in the at least one mold cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,213,943

COMPOSITION

TOYO GOSEI CO., LTD., Ic...

1. A method of manufacturing a component, the method comprising:providing a first composition containing a photoinitiator;
providing a resin mold with a pattern;
curing the first composition to form a film to which a pattern is transferred from the resin mold having the pattern; and
separating the film from the resin mold, wherein:
when the resin mold's Shore hardness D is from 1 to 50, the film's Shore hardness is between 1 and 100, or
when the resin mold's Shore hardness D is from 51 to 60, the film's Shore hardness is between 1 and 60; and
the first composition contains at least one compound A represented by chemical formula (1) and a compound B represented by chemical formula (2),

wherein, in formula (1),
each of R1 and R2 is a hydrogen atom or methyl group;
each of R3 and R4 represents a substituent including at least one atom selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atom, carbon atom, nitrogen atom, and sulfur atom; and
“n” denotes an integer from 1 to 10,

wherein, in formula (2),
each of R5 and R6 is a hydrogen atom or methyl group;
each of R7 and R8 represents a substituent including at least one atom selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atom, carbon atom, nitrogen atom, and sulfur atom; and
each of “m” and “r” denotes an integer from 1 to 30.

US Pat. No. 10,213,942

METHOD OF LOADING AND UNLOADING A MOLD ON A FOAM PLASTICS MOLDING MACHINE

BAZZICA ENGINEERING S.R.L...

1. A foam plastics molding machine comprising:a frame including:
a fixed frame which defines an overhead window to receive and releasably retain a molding assembly including a mold with two half molds and fitted with a mold-machine interface frame provided with plastic molding material and operating fluid inlets, wherein the fixed frame is equipped with a first coupling device configured to releasably couple a first of the half molds to the fixed frame, and
a movable frame movably coupled to the fixed frame, said movable frame including:
a holding member provided with a second coupling device configured to releasably couple a second of the half molds to the holding member, and
an actuating device configured to cause the second of the half molds, when coupled to the holding member, to move with respect to the first of the half molds in a molding direction to produce plastics products;
a dock configured to receive the molding assembly in a predetermined loading position;
a lifting platform configured to:
receive the dock with the molding assembly in a predetermined lifting position, and
lift the molding assembly and the dock up to and down from a raised position facing, and spaced apart from, the overhead window; and
a transfer device including two supporting portions arranged on opposite sides of the molding assembly at a same level as the overhead window and configured to be coupled to the molding assembly to displace, with the molding assembly, between the raised position and the overhead window.

US Pat. No. 10,213,941

GRANULATING DEVICE WITH CUTTING KNIFE HEAD

1. A granulating device with a cutting knife head for cutting strands of melt into granules in a granulator housing, wherein the granulating device comprises:a) a perforated plate with die openings, from which strands of melt is extruded into the granulator housing;
b) a rotating drive shaft, which drives the cutting knife head, which has at least one cutting knife arranged radially on its outer circumference; and
c) a first coolant inlet in the granulator housing and an outlet for a mixture of coolant and granules from the granulator housing; and
wherein a second coolant inlet is provided that is supplied independently of the first coolant inlet, and the cutting knife head has at least one co-rotating cooling nozzle bore, and further wherein the second coolant inlet is in fluid communication with the rotating cooling nozzle bore through a coolant chamber and a stationary coolant pipe oriented coaxially to the drive shaft;
and wherein the coolant chamber has an annular wall section, and further wherein the second coolant inlet is located in the annular wall section.

US Pat. No. 10,213,940

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEAVING A CRYSTALLINE SAMPLE

IB Labs, Inc., Brooklyn,...

1. A device for cleaving a crystalline sample, comprising:upper and lower bending elements that are arranged to contact upper and lower surfaces of the crystalline sample and to apply a bending moment or force on the crystalline sample, wherein a trajectory of the lower bending element on the lower surface of the crystalline sample is located between trajectories of the pair of upper bending elements on the upper surface of the crystalline sample;
a first support element operably connected to a first actuator configured to bring the first support element into contact with a first side surface of the crystalline sample; and
a cleaving element operably connected to a second actuator configured to cause the cleaving element to apply a force to a second side surface of the crystalline sample opposite to the first side surface while the bending moment or force is applied on the crystalline element.

US Pat. No. 10,213,939

METHOD FOR PRODUCING STONE INLAY TESSERAE

1. A method for producing stone inlay tesserae, comprising the steps of:(a) providing at least one core made from a natural stone material, the at least one core has a length in the range of 100 mm-600 mm along a longitudinal direction and a cross-section dimension in the range of 5 mm-150 mm;
(b) providing a mold having an internal surface that defines an internal cavity for accommodating the at least one core, the internal cavity has a volume larger than that of the at least one core, such that an internal space is formed between the internal surface of the mold and the at least one core when the at least one core is placed within the mold;
(c) adding a molding composite prepared under vacuum into the mold to fill the internal space;
(d) solidifying the molding composite, thereby converting the molding composite to an artificial stone material and forming a hybrid tessera column comprising a stone inlay made from the natural stone material and an external layer made from the artificial stone material, wherein the external layer is seamlessly around the stone inlay;
(e) demolding the hybrid tessera column from the mold; and
(f) cutting the hybrid tessera column into a plurality of stone inlay tesserae with a multi-blade cutting machine, each stone inlay tessera has a thickness in the range of 5 mm-30 mm,
wherein both the at least one core and the external layer have intricate cross-section profiles comprising curved edges, the external layer has a cross-section profile different from that of the at least one core, and
wherein the external layer surrounds the entire cross-section perimeter or only a portion of the cross-section perimeter of the at least one core.

US Pat. No. 10,213,937

FENCE SYSTEM FOR A BAND SAW

Rikon Power Tools, Inc., ...

1. A fence adjustment system for use with a fence disposed on a work table for supporting a workpiece, the fence adjustment system comprising:a housing;
a drift adjustment mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to displace a portion of a fence away from the housing, the fence being attached to the housing such that displacement of the portion of the fence by the drift adjustment mechanism causes the fence to rotate about a fulcrum, wherein the fulcrum is disposed on the housing on a side adjacent to the fence;
a lock movable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, wherein the lock limits displacement of the fence relative to the housing when the lock is in a locked configuration; and
a biasing element arranged to cause the fence to maintain contact with the housing when the lock is in an unlocked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,213,936

BATTERY POWERED REAR HANDLE CHAIN SAW

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A battery-powered chain saw, comprising:a housing extending in a longitudinal direction between a front end and a rear end,
a rear handle fixedly connected to or integral with the housing and extending in the longitudinal direction,
a front handle comprising a first leg portion and a second leg portion, wherein the first and second leg portions are each non-movably fixedly connected to the housing, wherein the first leg portion is attached on a first side of a tool plane defined by the guide bar and the second leg portion is attached on a second side on the tool plane, and
an electric motor disposed within the housing and arranged to drive a cutting element of the chain saw, the electric motor having a motor rotation axis, the chain saw having a longitudinal rotation axis, the longitudinal rotation axis being parallel to a bottom surface of the chain saw,
wherein a first point in which a center axis of an upper portion of the front handle intersects a vertical plane comprising the longitudinal rotation axis of the chain saw, is positioned rearwardly of a second point in which the motor rotation axis intersects said vertical plane relative to the longitudinal rotation axis of the chain saw,
wherein a battery is removably received within the housing perpendicular to the vertical plane comprising the longitudinal rotation axis and rearward of the upper portion of the front handle, and
wherein the first point is positioned rearwardly of the second point and the battery is positioned rearward of the upper portion of the front handle to balance a distribution of mass of the battery-powered chain saw.

US Pat. No. 10,213,935

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING PRODUCTS

FAM, Kontich (BE)

1. A method for cutting a product with an apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a base;
a cutting head comprising at least one cutting element along the circumference of the cutting head for cutting products fed into the cutting head, the cutting head being rotatably fitted to the base with the at least one cutting element oriented to impart cutting action in a first rotational direction; and
an impeller adapted for rotating concentrically within the cutting head to urge products fed into the cutting head towards the circumference of the cutting head by means of centrifugal force;
the method comprising:
feeding the product to be cut into the cutting head;
rotating the impeller in the first rotational direction at an impeller rotational speed, which sets the centrifugal force; and
rotating the cutting head in the first rotational direction at a cutting head rotational speed which is a predetermined difference greater than the impeller rotational speed, such that the product is cut by the at least one cutting element at a predetermined cutting velocity.

US Pat. No. 10,213,934

CUTTING DEVICE FOR CUTTING RELATIVELY RIGID WEB MATERIALS SUCH AS PAPER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC MATERIALS OR COMPOSITES

1. A cutting device for cutting a relatively rigid material (11), comprising:a first cutting disc sharpened along its peripheral edge and rotating around a first axis of rotation (X2); and
at least a second cutting disc (19) sharpened along its peripheral edge (21) and rotating around a second axis of rotation (X3),
wherein said second cutting disc (19) is disposed upstream of said first cutting disc (14) with respect to a direction of feed into said cutting device and is co-planar with said first cutting disc (14),
wherein said first cutting disc (14) and said second cutting disc (19) are on a same side and mobile individually or together, with respect to a support plane (12) on which a workpiece to be cut is to be rested, so that a distance between the peripheral edge (16, 21) of each of said cutting discs (14, 19) is selectively adjustable with respect to said support plane (12), and
wherein said first cutting disc (14) and said second cutting disc (19) are rotatably mounted on a first (15) and respectively second support slider (20), said first and said second support sliders (15, 20) being mounted on a fixed structure (17) and mobile with respect thereto in a direction perpendicular to the support plane (12) to adjust a distance between the first and the second cutting discs (14, 19) and the support plane (12).

US Pat. No. 10,213,933

SYNTHETIC TURF SEAM INTEGRATION TEMPLATE SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

1. A seam cutting tool system, comprising:a template comprising:
a planar base (30) extending longitudinally a base longitudinal length between a first lateral base end (15) and a second lateral base end (11) and extending laterally a base lateral width between a longitudinal cutting edge (39) with a predetermined curvature pattern and an opposing substantially straight longitudinal non-cutting edge (25); wherein said planar base (30) comprises multiple laterally narrow portions (31) interspersed with multiple laterally wide portions (35); and
a positioner (20) attached along said longitudinal non-cutting edge (25) of said planar base (30) at a substantially ninety-degree angle and extending longitudinally along said longitudinal non-cutting edge (25) a distance equal to over one half of said base longitudinal length.

US Pat. No. 10,213,932

HANDLE PROTECTOR FOR A HAND TOOL

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A hand tool comprising:a working head;
a handle connected to the working head, the handle configured for gripping by a user during operation of the tool; and
a handle protector attached to the handle at or proximate a raised portion of the handle, the raised portion being proximate the working head,
wherein the handle protector is manufactured from a metal sheet;
wherein the raised portion of the handle surrounds a recessed area of the handle, the recessed area having a shape substantially corresponding to a shape of the handle protector;
wherein the handle protector comprises a front member and two side members;
wherein each side member comprise at least one protrusion configured to extend into a corresponding first groove on the handle to facilitate attachment of the handle protector to the handle; and
wherein the handle protector includes at least one indention on a front surface thereof and at least one corresponding raised portion on a rear surface thereof, the rear surface of the handle protector being attached to the recessed area of the handle;
wherein the at least one indention extends transversely along the handle protector relative to a longitudinal axis of the handle protector; and
wherein the handle comprises a corresponding second groove to receive the corresponding raised portion of the handle protector.

US Pat. No. 10,213,931

HAIR CLIPPER BLADE SET WITH TRANSPORT ELEMENT

WAHL GMBH, Unterkirnach ...

1. A blade set of a hair clipper, comprising:a stationary cutting comb;
a shearing blade driven in oscillation in a transverse direction essentially parallel to a front edge of the cutting comb; and
a hair transport element arranged to transport hair, the hair transport element having a transport toothing with teeth that are arranged adjacent to one another and are arranged essentially along a cutting edge of the shearing blade at a distance from the cutting edge of the shearing blade, wherein the shearing blade is arranged between the cutting comb and the hair transport element and wherein the cutting edge of the shearing blade extends beyond a front edge of the hair transport element, and wherein the hair transport element has a substantially plate-like form aligned in a co-planar fashion with the shearing blade.

US Pat. No. 10,213,930

BEARD TRIMMER

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. A beard trimmer having a handle, a motor and a head portion, whereinthe head portion comprises at least a rotary cutting unit for trimming hair that is provided with a first outer cutter and a first inner cutter,
the first outer cutter is provided with a cutter skin contact surface and a cutting side which is opposite to the skin contact surface,
the motor rotationally drives one or both of the first inner cutter and the first outer cutter in order to rotate relative to the other and suitable to cut hair between the first inner cutter and the first outer cutter wherein a comb unit is releasably attached to the rotary cutting unit,
the comb unit comprises comb teeth wherein each of the comb teeth has a tooth skin contact surface, the tooth skin contact surface being at an elevated level relative to the cutter skin contact surface so that the tooth skin contact surface is suitable to be brought in a skin contact and prevents the cutter skin contact surface to be brought in skin contact,
a height difference of the tooth skin contact surface relative to the cutting side of the outer cutter defines a comb hair trimming length, and
the comb teeth are more flexible when the comb unit is detached from the rotary cutting unit relative to the comb teeth being less flexible when the comb unit is attached to the rotary cutting unit, wherein the comb unit is coupled to the rotary cutter unit through a snap fit connection.

US Pat. No. 10,213,929

VIBRISSA AND EYEBROW SCISSORS HAVING FIXED BLADE AND MOVEABLE BLADE CAPABLE OF BEING RINSED SEPARATELY

SPECIALIFE (ZHUHAI) CO., ...

1. A pair of vibrissa and eyebrow scissors having a fixed blade and a moveable blade capable of being rinsed separately, comprising a scissors head and a scissors body, wherein a driving device is arranged in the scissors body, the scissors head comprises a rear end part to be connected with the scissors body and a thin-long end part acting as a cutting part, the thin-long end part comprises a moveable blade and a fixed blade that are arranged in a laminating manner, cutter teeth are formed at one side edge of the fixed blade and at one side edge of the moveable cutter, or are arranged at the two opposite side edges of the fixed blade and the moveable blade, and the moveable blade is driven by the driving device to make a back and forth translation type reciprocating motion relative to the fixed blade to realize the effect of cutting; the pair of vibrissa and eyebrow scissors being characterized in that: the scissors head further comprises a blade separation device, which is connected with the fixed blade or the moveable blade, and, by operating the blade separation device, the fixed blade and the moveable blade that are in a laminating state are separated from each other;the scissors head is provided with a shell, and the shell is composed of an upper shell and a bottom shell; and
the pair of vibrissa and eyebrow scissors comprises a blade pressing sheet, which is arranged on the back surface of the moveable blade and is used to tightly press the moveable blade towards the fixed blade on the back surface of the moveable blade; the blade separation device has such as an elasticity that the amplitude of the fixed blade pried up by the blade separation device not only can offset the height of the moveable blade bounced up by the blade pressing sheet arranged on the back surface of the moveable blade inside the scissors head when the fixed blade no longer presses the moveable blade, but also can make the end part of the fixed blade separated from the moveable blade bounced up by the blade pressing sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,213,928

COMBINATION DOUBLE-SIDED KNIFE AND GIG ASSEMBLY

1. A combination tool comprising:a first end having a knife disposed at said first end, said knife having a sharp bottom edge and a non-sharp top edge, said non-sharp edge having a first plurality of notches therealong first said plurality of notches being of sufficient depth to secure therein paracord that has been wrapped around said tool;
a second end having a multi-pronged spear disposed at said second end, said multi-pronged spear having a first top prong and a second bottom prong, said top prong having a second plurality of notches therealong said second plurality of notches being of sufficient depth to secure therein paracord that has been wrapped around said tool and said bottom prong having a third plurality of notches therealong said third plurality of notches being of sufficient depth to secure therein paracord that has been wrapped around said tool wherein said first end and said second end combine to form a continuous integral one piece separated by a bridge;
a removable cleat attachable to said tool adjacent said bridge wherein said cleat has a stabilizing leg having a first side and a second side wherein said first side and said second side of said stabilizing leg create a space into which said tool is secured proximate said bridge and wherein said cleat has a protective leg positioned substantially 90 degrees from said stabilizing leg, said protective leg having a first side and a second side wherein said first side and said second side of said protective leg define a groove into which said sharp edge of said knife is secured therein and wherein said first side and said second side of said protective leg each contain a fourth plurality of notches wherein a joint separates said stabilizing leg and said protective leg of said cleat thereby allowing said cleat to be attachable to and removable from said tool;
whereby said first set of notches is situated in alignment with and substantially parallel to said fourth set of notches and said second set of notches is situated in alignment with and substantially parallel to said third set of notches thereby providing securing slots for when paracord is wrapped therearound.

US Pat. No. 10,213,927

UTILITY KNIFE

GOODLY-CH ENTERPRISE CO.,...

1. A utility knife comprising:a shell including a first shell body and a second shell body releasably assembled together, with the first shell body having a first cavity cooperating with a second cavity of the second shell body to define a compartment;
a channel defined at a distal end of the first shell body of the shell and disposed outside of the first shell body;
a blade;
a seat having a blade receiving area releasably receiving the blade, wherein the seat is movably received by the first and second cavities; and
an input control releasably mounted on the seat, wherein the seat is operably moved by the input control, and wherein the input control is disposed outside of the first and second shell bodies,
wherein the seat is movable to a first position in which the blade is in a retracted position and not extending out of the shell and to a second position in which the blade is in an exposed position and extending out of the shell; and
wherein the seat in the second position thereof engages with the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,213,926

GRIPPING DEVICE WITH LOCKING ARRANGEMENT

1. A gripping device with movable carriages (41, 42) comprising:a base body (10) with at least partially open guide grooves (15, 16) in which the carriages (41, 42) are supported so as to be movable on the base body (10), the carriages being provided with gripping elements (1, 2) and connected to drives for moving the carriages between an open and a closed position of the gripping elements (1, 2) wherein the gripping element of at least one of the carriages (41, 42) is supported on the respective carriage via an adjustable engagement structure locking the gripping element in position on the carriage but releasing it to yield when an engagement force exceeds a value adjusted in the range of 5 to 300 N, whereby, when the adjusted engagement force value is exceeded by a relative movement between the gripping elements (1, 2) and the carriage (41, 42) supporting the gripping element, a drive (77, 103) of the respective gripping element is activated so as to block the movement of the carriages (41, 42) on the base body (10), the drive (77, 103) for blocking the carriage (41, 42) on the base body (10) cooperating with a locking structure (30, 110, 111) including a blocking web (30) mounted on the base body (10) and having engagement openings (31, 32, 34) and a locking pin (111) disposed on the carriage (41, 42) for engagement into one of the engagement openings (31, 32, 34).

US Pat. No. 10,213,925

WORKPIECE CONTACT STATE ESTIMATING DEVICE AND WORKPIECE CONTACT STATE ESTIMATION METHOD

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A workpiece contact state estimating device adapted to estimate, at a time of performing an operation for moving a workpiece held by a distal end portion of a manipulator to a desired position by the manipulator, a state of contact of the workpiece with a peripheral object, which is an object existing in a periphery of the desired position, comprising a controller that includes a processor programmed to cause the controller to function as:a measurement value acquiring unit that acquires a measurement value of a contact acting force, which is a force acting on the manipulator according to a contact reaction force applied to the workpiece from the peripheral object at a time of contact of the workpiece with the peripheral object; and
an estimation processing unit that estimates, as an actual state of contact of the workpiece with the peripheral object, one of a plurality of types of contact states based on a feasible contact acting force range, which is a feasible range of a value of the contact acting force prepared in advance for each of the plurality of types of contact states determined in advance as feasible states of contact of the workpiece with the peripheral object, and the measurement value of the contact acting force,
wherein
the processor is further programmed to cause the estimation processing unit of the controller to function as:
a first determining unit that determines whether or not a measurement value of the contact acting force is a value that belongs only to the feasible contact acting force range corresponding to one contact state among the plurality of types of contact states, and to determine whether or not the one contact state is the actual contact state in a case where a determination result of the first determining unit is affirmative;
an evaluation index value calculating unit that uses a predetermined first evaluation function configured to indicate a degree of difference between a value of the contact acting force, which corresponds to any given value of the contact reaction force, and the measurement value for each of the plurality of types of contact states to determine a value of the contact reaction force at which the degree of difference becomes a minimum under a predetermined constrained condition that defines the range of a value of the feasible contact reaction force in each contact state and to determine an evaluation index value, which is a value of the first evaluation function corresponding to the determined value of the contact reaction force; and
a second determining unit that determines whether or not the degree of difference indicated by the evaluation index value determined for one contact state is smaller than the degree of difference indicated by the evaluation index value determined for each contact state other than the one contact state, and
the processor is further programmed to cause the estimation processing unit to estimate the one contact state as the actual contact state in a case where the determination result of the first determining unit is affirmative and a determination result of the second determining unit is affirmative.

US Pat. No. 10,213,924

INDUSTRIAL ROBOT WITH SLIT THROUGH-HOLE IN COVER

NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION,...

1. An industrial robot which transfers semiconductor wafers between multiple Front Open Unifier Pods (FOUPs) arranged in a fixed direction and a semiconductor wafer processing apparatus and configures part of an Equipment Front End Module (EFEM), comprising:a robot main body; and
an elevating mechanism arranged outside said robot main body and structured to raise and lower said robot main body;
wherein said robot main body comprises a hand structured to mount said semiconductor wafers, an arm comprising multiple arm portions rotatably joined with one another and to which said hand is rotatably joined to the front end thereof, a main body portion to which the base end of said arm is rotatably joined, and an arm-elevating mechanism structured to raise and lower said arm;
said elevating mechanism comprises a drive unit for driving said robot main body in the up-down direction, guide rails for guiding said robot main body in the up-down direction, a guide block which engages with said guide rails and slides in the up-down direction, a housing in which said drive unit, said guide rail and said guide block are housed, and a joining member for connecting said robot main body arranged outside said housing and said guide block;
said housing comprises a flat cover which is positioned between said guide block and said main body unit;
a plurality of slit through-holes elongated in the up-down direction is formed in said cover to enable said joining member to move in the up-down direction;
a through-hole passing portion which is positioned in said through-hole is formed in said joining member;
the width of said through-hole passing portion in the width direction of said through-hole orthogonal to the thickness direction of said cover and the up-down direction and the width of said through-hole are narrower than the width of said guide block in the width direction of said through-hole;
said elevating mechanism comprises exhaust fans attached to said housing for discharging the air inside said housing to the outside said EFEM;
said elevating mechanism comprises two of said guide rails arranged apart at a predetermined distance, two of said joining members which are engaged with said two guide rails respectively and are secured to said guide block;
said drive unit is connected to one of said two joining members;
the drive unit comprises a ball screw having the up-down direction as an axial direction, a nut member structured to engage with the ball screw, and a motor structured to rotate the ball screw;
the two guide rails are arranged so as to have a predetermined gap between them in the left-right direction;
the drive unit is arranged between the two guide rails in the left-right direction,
the motor and the ball screw are arranged between the two guide rails in the left-right direction;
the elevating mechanism comprises two exhaust fans;
the two exhaust fans are arranged next to each other such that one exhaust fan is positioned behind the motor and the other exhaust fan is positioned behind the ball screw;
a distance between one exhaust fan and one of the slit through-holes is approximately equal to a distance between the other exhaust fan and an other of the slit through-holes;
said main body unit is formed such that the shape thereof is a rectangular or square shape when viewed in the up-down direction;
said elevating mechanism comprises a fixed member which is arranged outside said housing and to which one of the side faces of said main body unit is secured; and
said fixed member is secured to the leading edge of said through-hole passing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,923

ROBOTIC ARM SYSTEM AND OBJECT AVOIDANCE METHODS

Carbon Robotics, Inc., S...

1. A method for controlling a robotic arm, the method comprising:moving the robotic arm through a trajectory;
at a first time in which the robotic arm occupies a first position along the trajectory, measuring a first capacitance of a first sense circuit comprising a first electrode extending over a first arm segment of the robotic arm;
at a second time in which the robotic arm occupies a second position along the trajectory, the second time succeeding the first time, measuring a second capacitance of the first sense circuit;
calculating a first rate of change in capacitance of the first sense circuit based on a difference between the first capacitance and the second capacitance;
transforming the first rate of change in capacitance of the first sense circuit into a speed of the first electrode relative to an external object;
in response to the first rate of change in capacitance of the first sense circuit exceeding a threshold rate of change and in response to the speed of the first electrode relative to an external object approximating a speed of the robotic arm from the first position to the second position, issuing a proximity alarm for motion toward a static object; and
reducing a current speed of the robotic arm moving through the trajectory to a fraction of a maximum speed of the robotic arm while the proximity alarm for motion toward a static object is current.

US Pat. No. 10,213,922

ROBOT CONTROL APPARATUS AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A robot control apparatus comprising:a controller that is configured to control a motor for driving a robot based on:
an operation force operating on the robot detected by a force detector;
a virtual elastic parameter;
a virtual inertia parameter; and
a virtual viscosity parameter;
an information display that has an indicator for adjusting a ratio of the virtual inertia parameter and the virtual viscosity parameter; and
a receiving section that receives the ratio of the virtual inertia parameter and the virtual viscosity parameter based on a state of the indicator of the information display, the receiving section transferring the ratio to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,213,921

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ATTENTION OF A ROBOT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a robotic apparatus from an imaging device associated with the robotic apparatus, an image signal;
processing, by the robotic apparatus, the image signal to identify image features that indicate irradiation of an object of interest that is represented in the image signal by an external agent;
receiving, by the robotic apparatus from the external agent, a task indication that is representative of a task to be performed by the robotic apparatus; and
responsive to receipt of the task indication:
saving, by the robotic apparatus, a robotic context including information associating the task to be performed with the object of interest, and
performing, by the robotic apparatus, the task with respect to the object of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,213,920

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING A PAYLOAD HANDLING ROBOT ASSEMBLY

KUKA Deutschland GmbH, A...

1. A method for monitoring a payload-handling robot assembly with at least one robot, the method comprising:determining the identity of a configuration of a robot-handled payload handled by the at least one robot based on a current position of the at least one robot relative to a specified change position of the at least one robot, the determining step performed by a control system of the robot assembly;
wherein a payload change is determined by a deviation between a current position of a payload attachment and a change position of the payload attachment, and on the basis of an actuation to open or to close the payload attachment of the robot assembly to grip a new payload;
moving the payload with the at least one robot;
monitoring operation of the at least one robot based on the identified configuration of the robot-handled payload; and
identifying a configuration of a payload as the configuration of a robot-handled payload when a deviation between the current position of the at least one robot and a change position associated with the configuration of a payload drops below a specified limit value.

US Pat. No. 10,213,919

FLEXIBLE TOOLS AND APPARATUS FOR MACHINING OBJECTS

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A flexible tool having a first end and a second end, the flexible tool comprising:a plurality of rigid members spaced along a longitudinal axis of the flexible tool, which extends from the first end to the second end; and
a plurality of flexible members extending between the plurality of rigid members, the plurality of flexible members including: (i) a plurality of control cables extending through at least some of the plurality of rigid members, and (ii) a plurality of flexible joints extending between adjacent rigid members of the plurality of rigid members, the plurality of flexible members being arranged to enable the plurality of rigid members to diverge from the longitudinal axis and define a work volume for the flexible tool, at least some of the plurality of flexible members being unevenly spaced around the longitudinal axis, or a physical characteristic of at least some of the plurality of flexible members varying along the longitudinal axis, to cause the work volume or stiffness of the flexible tool to be asymmetric relative to the longitudinal axis as the flexible tool extends from the first end to the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,213,918

DUAL-ARM ROBOT

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A dual-arm robot, comprising:a first arm and a second arm, each having a first link rotatable about a first axis, and a second link rotatably coupled to the first link and defined with an end effector attaching portion, wherein,
the first link of the first arm is disposed to be separated from the first link of the second arm in an extending direction of the first axis,
the second link of the first arm and the second link of the second arm are disposed so as to be located between a plane that is normal to the first axis and in which the first link of the first arm lies and a plane that is normal to the first axis and in which the first link of the second arm lies and so that the end effector attaching portions are located in a common plane normal to the first axis,
the second link of the first arm is supported by a hollow first shaft member protruding in parallel with the first axis from the first link of the first arm toward the first link of the second arm,
the first shaft member comprises a first portion and a second portion coupled to each other in series, the first portion is disposed inside the first link of the first arm, the second portion is disposed outside the first link of the first arm and is coupled to the second link of the first arm,
the second link of the second arm is supported by a hollow second shaft member protruding in parallel with the first axis from the first link of the second arm toward the first link of the first arm, and
the second shaft member comprises a third portion and a forth portion coupled to each other in series, the third portion is disposed inside the first link of the second arm, and the forth portion is disposed outside the first link of the second arm and is coupled to the second link of the second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,213,917

ARTICLE CONVEYING DEVICE HAVING TEMPORARY PLACEMENT SECTION

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

6. An article conveying device comprising:a supplying section configured to convey a plurality of articles;
a discharging section configured to convey a plurality of containers each having a plurality of cells for containing the plurality of articles;
a temporary placement section having a temporary placement space on which at least one of the articles can be temporarily placed;
a first detecting section configured to detect a position and posture of the article on the supplying section at a first time point, and detect an amount of movement of the supplying section;
a second detecting section configured to detect a position and posture of the container on the discharging section at a second time point, and detect an amount of movement of the discharging section;
a working machine configured to:
take out the article by following the movement of the article on the supplying section, based on the position and posture of the article at the first time point and the amount of movement of the supplying section;
place the taken out article on the temporary placement section; take out the article placed on the temporary placement section; and
locate the article into the container by following the movement of the container on the discharging section, based on the position and posture of the container at the second time point and the amount of movement of the discharging section; and
a controlling section configured to:
compare a predicted arrival time indicating when the article conveyed by the supplying section reaches a motion range of the working machine to a time threshold, or compare a predicted distance indicating when the article conveyed by the supplying section reaches the motion range of the working machine to a distance threshold, and
command the working machine to place the article from the supplying section to the temporary placement section, and, when the container is positioned within a container existence judgment region defined on the discharging section and when a predicted arrival time is larger than the time threshold or the predicted distance is larger than the distance threshold, command the working machine to locate the article from the temporary placement section into the container positioned on the discharging section.

US Pat. No. 10,213,916

CONTROL APPARATUS AND ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A control apparatus that controls a first manipulator, comprising:a detection acquisition unit that acquires information from a first detection unit detecting that at least one of a living organism and an object is located within a first range;
a velocity acquisition unit that acquires a velocity of a second manipulator different from the first manipulator; and
a control unit that controls a velocity of the first manipulator to be equal to or less than a first velocity,
wherein the control unit controls the velocity of the first manipulator so that a relative velocity between the first manipulator and the second manipulator may be equal to or less than a second velocity when the detection acquisition unit acquires the information.

US Pat. No. 10,213,915

TOOL SHELF ASSEMBLY

1. A tool shelf assembly comprising:a panel having a front surface, a back surface, a first lateral edge, and a second lateral edge;
a flange coupled to said panel, said flange and said back surface forming a channel wherein said channel is configured to receive a handrail of a scissor lift to support said panel on the scissor lift, said flange including a first section attached to a second section, said first section being coupled to and extending outwardly of a top edge of said panel away from said front surface, said second section extending downwardly from an outer edge of said first section;
a plurality of fasteners selectively engaging said flange and said panel wherein said plurality of fasteners are configured to releasably retain the handrail within said channel, said plurality of fasteners each including a nut and a bolt, said bolt having a head coupled to a shaft, said head being extendable through said panel wherein said head is configured to abut said front surface of said panel, said shaft being extendable through said second section of said flange, said nut being positionable on a distal end of said shaft with respect to said head and being configured to abut an outer surface of said second section, said shaft being configured to extend below and abut a bottom surface of the handrail;
a lower shelf having a lower end, an upper end and a peripheral wall extending between said upper and lower ends, each of said lower end, said upper end and said peripheral wall defining an interior space of said lower shelf, said lower shelf being attached to and extending outwardly from said front surface of said panel, said lower end extending an equal distance away from said first and second lateral edges;
a plurality of openings positioned in said lower shelf, each of said openings providing access into said interior space of said lower shelf wherein each of said openings is configured to receive a tool therein;
an upper shelf being attached to and extending outwardly from said front surface of said panel, said upper shelf being positioned horizontally with respect to said panel, a bottom of said upper shelf being constructed from a mesh material, said upper shelf having a bottom and a perimeter wall, said perimeter wall being attached to and extending upwardly from said bottom, said perimeter wall including a pair of side walls and a front wall, said front wall of said upper shelf being attached to and extending between said side walls of said upper shelf, said bottom extending an equal distance away from said first and second lateral edges;
a front wall of said lower shelf extending outwardly from said front surface a greater distance than said front wall of said upper shelf extends outwardly from said front surface;
a plurality of couplers positioned proximately to said first lateral edge, extending vertically along said panel, said plurality of couplers for selectively engaging said panel and a surface of a scissor lift; and
a plurality of couplers positioned proximately to said second lateral edge, extending vertically along said panel, said plurality of couplers for selectively engaging said panel and a surface of a scissor lift.

US Pat. No. 10,213,914

BLOW MOLDING TOOLBOX

A-TINA TOOLS CO., LTD., ...

1. A blow molding toolbox having:a casing having
an external surface;
an internal surface;
a top side;
a front side;
a rear side;
two opposite sides formed with the front side and the rear side of the casing and facing to each other;
four corners deposited on the external surface of the casing between the front side, the rear side, and the two opposite sides of the casing;
a top opening formed through the top side of the casing between the front side, the rear side, and the two opposite sides of the casing;
a forming space being a closed space and formed in the casing between the internal surface and the external surface of the casing;
at least one storage recess formed in the internal surface of the casing and communicating with the top opening of the casing;
multiple connecting recesses deposited on the external surface of the casing at the corners of the casing;
multiple guiding slots, and at least one of the guiding slots deposited in the external surface of the casing at each one of the corners of the casing; and
multiple positioning recesses, and at least one of the positioning recesses deposited in the internal surface of the casing at each one of the corners of the casing and aligning with the at least one guiding slot that is formed at the same corner of the casing;
a cover pivotally connected to the casing and having
an external surface;
an internal surface;
a front side;
a rear side;
two opposite sides formed with the front side and the rear side of the cover and facing to each other;
a bottom side;
a top side;
four corners deposited on the external surface of the cover between the front side, the rear side, and the two opposite sides of the cover;
a bottom opening formed through the bottom side of the cover between the front side, the rear side, and the two opposite sides of the cover, and corresponding in position to the top opening of the casing;
a forming space being a closed space and formed in the cover between the internal surface and the external surface of the cover;
multiple connecting recesses deposited on the external surface of the cover at the corners of the cover;
multiple guiding slots, and at least one of the guiding slots of the cover deposited in the external surface of the cover at each one of the corners of the cover; and
multiple positioning recesses, and at least one of the positioning recesses of the cover deposited in the internal surface of the cover at each one of the corners of the cover and aligning with the at least one guiding slot that is formed at the same corner of the cover;
multiple reinforcing elements, each one of the reinforcing elements connected to the casing at one of the corners of the casing to cover a corresponding connecting recess of the cover or connected to the cover at one of the corners of the cover to cover a corresponding connecting recess of the cover, and each reinforcing element having
a body having
a shape corresponding to the corresponding connecting recess of the casing or the cover;
an inner side facing the corresponding connecting recess of the casing or the cover; and
an outer side;
at least one fixing tube formed on and protruding from the inner side of the body, extending into the forming space of the casing or the cover via the at least one of the guiding slots that is deposited in the corresponding connecting recess of the casing or the cover, and aligning with the at least one of the positioning recesses of the casing or the cover that corresponds to the guiding slot of the casing or the cover;
at least one tapping screw tapped through the corresponding positioning recess of the casing or the cover, and securely connected to the at least one fixing tube of the reinforcing element to hold the reinforcing element securely on the casing or the cover at the corresponding corner of the casing or the cover; and
a mounting recess formed in the outer side of the body and having a shape corresponding to the shape of the body to form an outer flange around the body; and
multiple buffering elements respectively connected to the reinforcing elements at the corners of the casing and the cover, and each one of the buffering elements deposited in the mounting recess of one of the reinforcing elements at one of the corners of the casing or the cover, and the outer flange of the body of the corresponding reinforcing element deposited around the buffering element.

US Pat. No. 10,213,913

TOOL STORAGE ASSEMBLY

Andy Ka Keung Pang, Burn...

1. A tool storage assembly comprising:a planar base having a plurality of spaced-apart sockets extending therethrough;
a plurality of retaining members coupled to the base, the retaining members being shaped to fit at least in part within respective ones of said sockets; and
at least one actuator including a protrusion shaped to fit within one of said sockets, said actuator being moveable from an unactuated position in which at least a portion of the protrusion is free of said one of the sockets, to an actuated position in which said portion of the protrusion extends within said one of the sockets and causes said at least one of said retaining members to release from the planar base of the assembly, with remaining ones of the retaining members and the planar base forming a storage receptacle thereafter.

US Pat. No. 10,213,912

IMPACT TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. An impact tool comprising:a motor;
a spindle rotated by the motor;
a hammer that is movable forward and rearward with respect to the spindle;
an anvil struck in a rotational direction by the hammer;
a hammer case housing the spindle and the hammer, the hammer case having a forward end wall with a rearward facing surface, the anvil extending through an opening in the forward end wall;
a bearing disposed in the opening and rotatably supporting the anvil; and
a washer disposed between the anvil and the rearward facing surface, wherein:
a radially outer side of the rearward facing surface has a stepped portion extending rearward, and
a radially outer surface of the washer is fitted with a radially inward facing side of the stepped portion such that the radially inward facing side of the stepped portion contacts the radially outer surface of the washer,
wherein the bearing projects rearward from the rearward facing surface of the forward end wall and the washer overlaps the bearing along an axial direction of the anvil, and
wherein a radially inner surface of the washer is spaced radially outward from a radially outer surface of the bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,911

FASTENER-DRIVING TOOL INCLUDING A REVERSION TRIGGER

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A fastener-driving tool comprising:a housing;
a trigger movable relative to the housing between a rest position and an activated position;
a control valve actuatable to initiate fastener driving;
an actuation lever movable relative to the trigger between a non-actuating position and an actuating position; and
a workpiece-contact element movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position, the workpiece-contact element including a first component and a second component movable relative to the first component between:
(1) a first position in which the second component does not contact the actuation lever when both (a) the trigger is in the activated position and (b) the workpiece-contact element is moved to the retracted position; and
(2) a second position in which the second component contacts the actuation lever when both (a) the trigger is in the activated position and (b) the workpiece-contact element is moved to the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,213,910

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUCKLE RELEASE ASSISTIVE DEVICE

1. A button release assistive device comprising:a flexible base portion connecting a proximal portion of a first leg and a proximal portion of a second leg, the first leg and the second leg terminating at the flexible base portion to form a C-shape configured to be placed around a side of a buckle of a restraint harness of a car seat and the first leg being longer than the second leg;
a protrusion extending from an inner surface of the first leg into a region bounded by the first leg, the second leg, and the flexible base portion, the protrusion terminating at an end surface and the protrusion being closer to the base than a distal end of the first leg;
wherein the flexible base portion, the first leg, the protrusion, and the second leg are molded as a single unit, the flexible base portion being formed of a resilient material and the first leg being rigid relative to the flexible base portion;
wherein the C-shape is adapted to fit around the side of the buckle such that an inner surface of the second leg abuts a back surface of the buckle and the end surface of the protrusion abuts an actuator button of the buckle;
wherein the end surface of the protrusion is configured to depress the actuator button of the buckle when a user applies force on an outer surface of the first leg in a first direction towards the second leg to move the end surface of the protrusion in the first direction towards the second leg;
wherein the end surface of the protrusion that extends from the inner surface of the first leg is positioned between the flexible base portion and the distal end of the first leg at a location spaced apart from the distal end of the first leg; and
wherein the distal end of the first leg extends beyond the end surface of the protrusion such that when the force is applied to the distal end of the first leg, the first leg acts as a lever arm providing a mechanical advantage by producing more force on the actuator button than is applied to the distal end of the first leg.

US Pat. No. 10,213,909

VEHICLE DRIVELINE SERVICING APPARATUS AND METHOD

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An apparatus to service the driveline of a vehicle, the apparatus comprises:two members each having an elongated handle segment and a jaw segment;
a pivot element configured to pivotally connect both members together;
a bridge lock configured to movably position along the handle segments;
the jaw segments combine to define a profile adapted to clamp around an entire circumference of a portion of a splined coupling interface of a vehicle propeller shaft so as to secure to the vehicle propeller shaft;
the bridge lock is adapted to provide holding pressure to the handle segments so as to lock the jaw segments when secured to the propeller shaft; and
wherein an inner circumferentially-shaped side of each jaw segment comprises a ridge that is thinner than the jaw segment and being adapted to interlock with a groove of the splined coupling interface when the jaw segments have clamped around the circumference of the portion of the splined coupling interface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,908

ADAPTER FOR POWER TOOL DEVICES

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. An adapter for electrically connecting a power tool battery pack with a power tool, where the power tool battery pack has a first set of terminals, and the power tool has a second set of terminals, the adapter comprising:a third set of terminals for electrically connecting with the first set of terminals;
a fourth set of terminals for electrically connecting with the second set of terminals;
a controller connected to the third and fourth set of terminals; and
a wireless communication circuit connected to the controller for wireless communication with a computing device, the wireless communication circuit receiving data from the computing device wherein the controller performs an action according to the data received from the computing device;
wherein the controller is configured to
receive a signal generated by an input device in response to a user input, and
prevent the battery pack from providing power to the power tool in response to receiving the signal;
wherein the power tool includes a work light and the action performed by the controller according to the data received from the computing device is controlling a work light duration of the work light of the power tool.

US Pat. No. 10,213,907

IMPACT TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

13. An impact tool, comprising:a motor having a rotary shaft;
a motor housing enclosing the motor and having a first rib that protrudes radially-inwardly;
a first bearing rotatably supporting the rotary shaft;
a bearing retainer fixedly supporting the first bearing and having a second rib that protrudes radially outwardly from an axially rearward portion of the bearing retainer;
a spindle operatively connected to the rotary shaft;
a hammer configured to be rotated by the spindle; and
an anvil configured to be impacted by the hammer;
wherein the second rib is disposed axially rearward of, and contacts, the first rib; and
the second rib radially surrounds the first bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,906

SNAP HOOK

1. A snap hook, comprising:a frame having a first hook portion and a second hook portion located on opposite sides;
a gate having an abutting end abutting against an end of the first hook portion; and
a screwdriver blade pivotally connected to the frame, wherein a working end is formed on an end of the screwdriver blade.

US Pat. No. 10,213,905

ARCHITECTURAL PANEL ASSEMBLY AND TOOLS

Axiom Construction And Co...

1. A uniform construct clamp configured for assembly of an architectural panel, the uniform construct clamp comprising:a face arm portion having a substantially perpendicular face arm protrusion at a first end thereof, the face arm configured to contact at least two surfaces of a frame member of the architectural panel;
a side arm portion extending from a second end of the face arm portion substantially parallel to the face arm protrusion;
the side arm portion having a first end coupled to the face arm portion and a second end with a substantially perpendicular protrusion extending therefrom substantially parallel to the face arm portion;
the side arm configured to contact an outer panel of the architectural panel independent of the frame member during attachment of the outer panel to the frame member and;
the side arm in combination with the face arm configured to provide a force vector pressing the frame member against the outer panel during assembly of the outer panel to the frame member; and
the uniform construct clamp configured to be removed from the frame member and outer panel following attachment of the outer panel to the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,213,904

GRINDING WHEEL TOOL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A grinding wheel tool, the grinding wheel tool comprises:a cylindrical head portion having a hollow portion penetrating inside; and
abrasive grains adhered on an entire outer peripheral surface of the head portion,
wherein the hollow portion is coaxial with the head portion and is configured to allow a fluid supplied from a shaft portion side to flow inside the hollow portion to be discharged outside from the head portion side, and
a plurality of communication holes through which the hollow portion and said outer peripheral surface communicate with each other are formed in the head portion, each of the communication holes being inclined at an inclination angle from a radial direction of the head portion forward in a rotational direction thereof and configured to suction therein cutting chips generated during processing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,903

ABRASIVE ARTICLE HAVING A CORE INCLUDING A POLYMER MATERIAL

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, I...

1. An abrasive article, comprising:a bonded abrasive body disposed on a core, wherein the core comprises a polymer material and reinforcing fibers, and wherein the core comprises a shrinkage ratio of not greater than 3%, and further wherein the reinforcing fibers comprise an average aspect ratio of length to width of 10 to 5000.

US Pat. No. 10,213,902

ABRASIVE ARTICLES AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, I...

1. An abrasive article comprising:a body including:
a bond material comprising an inorganic material;
abrasive particles contained within the bond materials; and
pores contained within the bond material defining a porosity of at least 90 vol % and not greater than 97 vol % for a total volume of the body, and wherein the pores define an open-to-closed ratio of at least 1.

US Pat. No. 10,213,901

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND ABRASIVE ELEMENT AND METHOD OF ITS PRODUCTION

Element Six Abrasives SA,...

1. A polycrystalline diamond abrasive element comprising diamond material, a solvent/catalyst phase, a metal boride, and from about 0.01 to about 4% by weight of the diamond material of at least one metal or metal oxide, the metal or the metal of the metal oxide being a strong oxygen getter and selected from the group comprising magnesium, calcium, aluminum, strontium, yttrium, zirconium, hafnium, chromium and the rare earth metals.

US Pat. No. 10,213,900

ABRASIVE MATERIAL

KAMEI TEKKOUSHO LTD., Os...

1. An abrasive material sized to be used for surface finishing by spraying onto a workpiece, the abrasive material comprising:a plurality of abrasive material particles sized to be used for surface finishing by spraying onto the workpiece, each of the abrasive material particles having a core, a binder, and an abrasive grain layer, made up of abrasive grains, formed on a surface of the core via the binder, wherein the binder is between the surface of the core and the abrasive grain layer, the binder is a mixture of a non-curable adhesive used as a main ingredient to provide tackiness and another agent used to adjust hardness according to a desired finished surface roughness of the workpiece, wherein the non-curable adhesive maintains an adhesive force after the abrasive material particles are removed by use sufficient for the abrasive grains to adhere thereto, so that the core and binder can be reused; and
wherein the hardness of the binder is adjusted to be higher than that of the non-curable adhesive itself as a main ingredient.

US Pat. No. 10,213,899

FLUID JET CUTTING DEVICE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A fluid jet cutting device for sectioning materials for analytical sample preparation, the fluid jet cutting device comprising:a body having an equipment chamber accessible through a first panel, a working chamber accessible through a second panel and a receptacle in communication with the working chamber;
a pump assembly positioned in the equipment chamber;
a motor positioned in the equipment chamber, the motor configured to drive the pump assembly;
a guide assembly positioned in the working chamber;
a cutter head assembly having a nozzle for discharging a fluid jet movably coupled to the guide assembly for movement along three axes;
a drive assembly for moving the cutter head along the guide assembly;
a clamp for holding a work piece in the working chamber, the clamp comprising a first face and a second face movable relative to the first face to secure the work piece therebetween; and
a basket positioned in the receptacle beneath the clamp.

US Pat. No. 10,213,898

METHOD FOR DETECTING AND/OR PREVENTING GRIND BURN

ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC...

1. A method of detecting grind burn on an object being ground, comprising:removing material from an object with a grinding machine during a grinding operation;
collecting the removed material from the object with an element during the grinding operation;
using an instrument having a lens to inspect the collected removed material for an indication of grind burn;
identifying a grind burn when the indication is a discoloration of the collected removed material or a change in thickness of the collected removed material;
and wherein, when a grind burn is identified by the identifying step, adjusting one or more parameters of the grinding machine during the grinding operation to eliminate the identified grind burn and then repeating the collecting step, the using an instrument step and the identifying step.

US Pat. No. 10,213,897

CLAMPING APPARATUS WITH CONTROL MECHANISM FOR SPRING-ACTUATED LEVER

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A clamping apparatus with a control mechanism comprising:a cam configured to rotate into a clamped position in which the clamping apparatus is in a clamped state and an unclamped position in which the clamping apparatus is in an unclamped state;
a cam follower configured to engage with the cam;
a cam post configured to rotate with the cam;
a handle movable into a first position and a second position;
a handle plate configured to rotate with the handle,
wherein:
the handle plate is configured to rotate the cam post in a first direction when the handle moves from the first position to the second position,
the handle plate is configured to rotate independently of the cam post in a second direction for a predetermined distance when the handle moves from the second position to the first position,
the first direction is opposite to the second direction, and
the cam follower includes protruding members that are configured to hold the cam in the unclamped position when the handle plate rotates in the second direction for the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,213,896

ELASTIC MEMBRANE, SUBSTRATE HOLDING APPARATUS, AND POLISHING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An elastic membrane for use in a substrate holding apparatus, comprising:a contact portion to be brought into contact with a substrate for pressing the substrate against a polishing pad;
a first edge circumferential wall extending upwardly from a peripheral edge of the contact portion;
a second edge circumferential wall connected to the first edge circumferential wall; and
a third edge circumferential wall having a slope portion connected to an upper surface of the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,894

METHOD OF PLACING WINDOW IN THIN POLISHING PAD

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of making a polishing pad, comprising:forming an aperture through a polishing layer stack from a polishing surface to a bottom surface of the polishing layer stack to expose a first adhesive layer that is positioned on and contacts the bottom surface of the polishing layer stack and spans the aperture and the polishing pad, the polishing layer stack including a polishing layer having the polishing surface, wherein the first adhesive layer secures the bottom surface of the polishing layer stack to a fluid-impermeable layer that layer spans the aperture and the polishing pad, wherein forming the aperture comprises peeling a disposable cover away from the first adhesive layer while leaving a majority of the first adhesive layer in the aperture on the fluid-impermeable layer, wherein the disposable cover is a different material than the polishing layer;
positioning a pre-formed light-transmitting body in the aperture in the polishing layer stack such that a lower surface of the light-transmitting body contacts and adheres to the first adhesive layer;
dispensing an adhesive sealant into a gap that separates the light-transmitting body from side-walls of the aperture to laterally fill the gap; and
curing the adhesive sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,213,893

INTEGRAL PART WEAR INDICATOR SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A part wear monitoring system, comprising:a stator segment, comprising:
a plurality of integrally formed airfoils; and
a mock airfoil disposed proximal the plurality of integrally formed airfoils:
wherein the mock airfoil comprises a wear indicator configured to engage axial and radial flow of a fluid during at least one of an abrasive machining process and a polishing process, and the mock airfoil is configured to be removed after at least one of the abrasive machining process and the polishing process.

US Pat. No. 10,213,892

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IN SERIES OPTICAL GRADE POLISHING TOOLS

DELAMARE SOVRA SAS, Mant...

1. A method for manufacturing in series optical grade polishing tools (10) each including a base (11) configured to be coupled to a polishing machine, a polishing pad (13) configured to be pressed against a surface to be worked and an elastically compressible body (12) attached to the base (11) and attached to polishing pad (13) with said body (12) sandwiched between the base (11) and the polishing pad (13); said method including for each said tool (10) the step of attaching said body (12) to said base (11) and the step of attaching said body (12) to said polishing pad (13); wherein at least one of said step of attaching said body (12) to said base (11) and said step of attaching said body (12) to said polishing pad (13) includes a step of applying glue in which glue is applied onto one surface of one component and/or onto one surface of another component and then includes a step of pressing in which said one surface of one component and one surface of another component are applied on each other, said one component and said another component being one of: said base (11) and said body (12), said body (12) and said base (11), said body (12) and said polishing pad (13), and said polishing pad (13) and said body (12);said method further including the step of providing a supporting device (20) including a first supporting member (27) and a second supporting member (28) mobile relative to one another between a first predetermined position where a support (23A-23D) of the first supporting member (27) and a support (22A-22D) of the second supporting member (28) are side by side and a second predetermined position where said support (23A-23D) of the first supporting member (27) and said support (22A-22D) of the second supporting member (28) are aligned, said support (23A-23D) of the first supporting member (27) being configured for receiving said one component and said support (22A-22D) of the second supporting member (28) being configured for receiving said another component such that in said first position said one surface of said one component and said one surface of said another component are exposed and turned to a same direction while in said second position said one surface of said one component and said one surface of said another component are exposed and face each other;
said step of applying glue including: in said supporting device (20) where the first supporting member (27) and the second supporting member (28) are in said first position, placing said one component in said support (23A-23D) of said first supporting member (27) and placing said another component in said support (22A-22D) of said second supporting member (28); and then applying glue onto said one surface of said one component and/or onto said one surface of said another component; and
said step of pressing including: driving said first supporting member (27) and said second supporting member (28) relative to one another from said first position to said second position and then pressing said first supporting member (27) and said second supporting member (28) towards one another for applying onto each other said one surface of said one component and said one surface of said another component.

US Pat. No. 10,213,891

WOOD DECK SANDING TOOL

Diamabrush LLC, Madison ...

1. A sanding wheel comprising:a base rotatable about an axis, the base having a front face and at least one riser extending from the front face along the axis, the riser including a face angled at a riser angle which is an oblique angle relative to the front face of the base and a cross member including a front surface extending transverse to the face of the riser, the face of the riser and the cross member defining a an elongate slot therebetween wherein the slot is angled at the riser angle;
a fastening clip including a retaining spring, the fastening clip received on the face of the riser with the retaining spring extending into the slot; and
a blade having an abrasive on a first end and an aperture at a second end, the aperture being defined by a shoulder about the aperture, the second end of the blade extending into the slot with the retaining spring of the fastening clip engaging the shoulder of the sanding blade, the slot and the retaining spring configured to mechanically lock the blade to the riser and the base.

US Pat. No. 10,213,890

DEBURRING DEVICE FOR BACK CAVITY OF WHEEL

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD.,...

1. A deburring device for a back cavity of a wheel, the deburring device being composed of a machine frame (1), lower guide posts (2), a first motor (3), a first belt pulley (4), lower guide sleeves (5), a lower rising and falling plate (6), a first synchronizing belt (7), a second belt pulley (8), a central shaft (9), a lower rotary shaft (10), a lower bearing block (11), a rotary table (12), conical sleeves (13), jaws (14), a left sliding plate (15), a first guide rail (16), first gear racks (17), a first gear (18), a rotating plate (19), an upper rotary shaft (20), an upper bearing block (21), an upper rising and falling plate (22), upper guide posts (23), a second motor (24), upper guide sleeves (25), upper cylinders (26), a lower plate (27), a roller way (28), a stopper (29), lower cylinders (30), a third motor (31), a third belt pulley (32), a second synchronizing belt (33), a fourth belt pulley (34), a clamping cylinder (35), a vertical plate (36), a cross rail (37), a second gear rack (38), a second gear (39), a first servo motor (40), a top plate (41), a bottom plate (42), a second guide rail (43), a first brush (44), a lower brush wheel (45), a lower supporting plate (46), a lower vertical plate (47), a fifth belt pulley (48), a second servo motor (49), a third synchronizing belt (50), a first brush disc (51), an upper brush wheel (52), a sixth belt pulley (53), an upper vertical plate (54), a third gear rack (55), a fourth gear rack (56), a second brush disc (57), a second brush (58), a third servo motor (59), a right sliding plate (60) and a fixing table (61); characterized in that, four lower guide posts (2) are fixed between the bottom surface of the machine frame (1) and an upper platform; four lower guide sleeves (5) matched with the lower guide posts (2) being fixed on the lower rising and falling plate (6); both the first motor (3), of which an output end is provided with the first belt pulley (4), and the third motor (31), of which an output end is provided with the fourth belt pulley (34), being fixed below the lower rising and falling plate (6); the lower bearing block (11) being fixed above the lower rising and falling plate (6); the lower rotary shaft (10) being mounted in the lower bearing block (11) through a bearing, the second belt pulley (8) being mounted at the lower end of the lower rotary shaft (10), and the bottom plate (42) being fixed at the upper end of the lower rotary shaft (10); the central shaft (9) being mounted in the lower rotary shaft (10) through a bearing, the third belt pulley (32) being mounted at the lower end of the central shaft (9), and the upper end of the central shaft (9) being machined into a gear shape; the first belt pulley (4) and the second belt pulley (8) being connected through the first synchronizing belt (7); the third belt pulley (32) and the fourth belt pulley (34) being connected through the second synchronizing belt (33); the two lower cylinders (30) being fixed on the bottom surface of the machine frame (1), and output ends of the two lower cylinders (30) being hinged to the downside of the lower rising and falling plate (6); the stopper (29) being fixed below the roller way (28); and the rotary table (12), of which the upside is provided with the conical sleeves (13), being fixed on a working platform of the machine frame (1);a clamping and rotating system being as follows: the left sliding plate (15), of which the downside is fixedly provided with two jaws (14), being mounted below the rotating plate (19) through the first guide rail (16); the right sliding plate (60), of which the downside is fixedly provided with two jaws (14), being also mounted below the rotating plate (19) through the first guide rail (16); the left sliding plate (15) and the right sliding plate (60) each being fixedly provided with a first gear rack (17), and the first gear racks (17) being engaged with the first gear (18); the clamping cylinder (35) being mounted above the left sliding plate (15), and an output end of the clamping cylinder (35) being hinged to the right sliding plate (60); the second motor (24) being fixed above the upper rising and falling plate (22); the upper bearing block (21) being fixed below the upper rising and falling plate (22); the upper rotary shaft (20) being mounted inside the upper bearing block (21) through a bearing; and the upper end of the upper rotary shaft (20) being connected with an output end of the second motor (24), and the lower end of the upper rotary shaft (20) being fixed above the rotating plate (19);
a rising and falling translation system being as follows: the four upper guide posts (23) being fixed above the upper rising and falling plate (22); the four upper guide sleeves (25) and the two upper cylinders (26), which are matched with the four upper guide posts (23), being fixed above the lower plate (27); output ends of the two upper cylinders (26) being hinged to the upside of the upper rising and falling plate (22); the lower plate (27) being fixed below the vertical plate (36); the top plate (41) being fixed above the vertical plate (36); the vertical plate (36) being fixed on a side face of the fixing table (61) through the cross rail (37); and the first servo motor (40) being fixed above the top plate (41), and the second gear (39) being mounted at an output end of the first servo motor (40) and being engaged with the second gear rack (38) which is fixed at the top end of the fixing table (61); and
a brush unit being as follows: the upper brush wheel (52) being mounted on the upper vertical plate (54) above the first brush disc (51); the lower brush wheel (45) being mounted on the lower vertical plate (47) below the first brush disc (51), and the first brush (44) being in fit rotation with the lower brush wheel (45) and the upper brush wheel (52) simultaneously; the second servo motor (49), of which an output end is provided with the fifth belt pulley (48), being fixed above the lower supporting plate (46); the sixth belt pulley (53) being mounted in the middle of the upper brush wheel (52); the fifth belt pulley (48) and the sixth belt pulley (53) being connected through the third synchronizing belt (50); the third servo motor (59), of which an output end is provided with the second brush (58), being fixed below the second brush disc (57); the third gear rack (55) being mounted on the first brush disc (51), and the fourth gear rack (56) being mounted on the second brush disc (57) and being engaged with a gear above the central shaft (9) simultaneously; and both the downside of the first brush disc (51) and the downside of the second brush disc (57) being connected with slide rails of the second guide rail (43), and sliding blocks of the second guide rail (43) being fixed above the bottom plate (42).

US Pat. No. 10,213,889

MACHINE TOOL AND CONTROL APPARATUS OF THE MACHINE TOOL

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd., ...

1. A machine tool comprising:a workpiece holding unit to hold a workpiece;
a tool rest to hold a cutting tool for cutting the workpiece;
a feeding unit to feed the cutting tool toward the workpiece in a predetermined feeding direction via relative movement between the workpiece holding unit and the tool rest;
a repetitive movement unit to reciprocally vibrate the workpiece holding unit and the tool rest in a mutually relative manner by repeating the relative movement in the feeding direction; and
a rotating unit to relatively rotate the workpiece and the cutting tool;
wherein the machine tool is capable of machining the workpiece via the relative rotation between the workpiece and the cutting tool and via the feeding of the cutting tool toward the workpiece with the reciprocal vibration; and
wherein the repetitive movement unit is configured so that the cutting tool performs one vibration with respect to multiple relative rotations between the workpiece and the cutting tool and so that a rotation angle of the relative rotation during a backward movement is smaller than a rotation angle of the relative rotation during a forward movement in one reciprocal vibration.

US Pat. No. 10,213,888

CHIP SWEEPING ROBOT

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A chip sweeping robot configured to sweep chips, which are scattered on an upper surface of a table of a machine tool at the time of machining an object to be machined being attached onto the upper surface of the table, by traveling in accordance with a travel route set on the upper surface of the table, the chip sweeping robot comprises:a robot body configured to autonomously travel on the upper surface of the table;
a rotating brush provided in front of the robot body and configured to sweep the chips out forward in a traveling direction by being rotated from a lower side to an upper side forward in the traveling direction; and
a blade provided behind the rotating brush and configured to scoop out the chips, which pass through the rotating brush, forward in the traveling direction and to send the chips to a rotating region of the rotating brush.

US Pat. No. 10,213,886

METHOD FOR MAKING TOOLS AND/OR HANDLING EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE, AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES

1. A method for making available tools and/or handling equipment in a treatment space of a treatment machine, at least one mobile magazine keeping the tools and/or handling equipment available, and a loader being provided to transfer the tools and/or handling equipment from the at least one mobile magazine into the treatment space and to return the same from there into the at least one mobile magazine, the method comprising:prior to a treatment by the treatment machine, moving the at least one mobile magazine from a remote location to a fixed magazine location in an access area of the loader;
securing the at least one mobile magazine in the fixed magazine location for the duration of the treatment by the treatment machine, wherein the at least one mobile magazine keeps at least three different types of tools and/or handling equipment available for the loader, wherein the types of tool and/or handling equipment include at least tools and/or handling equipment selected from the group consisting of: workpieces, clamping means for clamping a workpiece, tools, gripping means for gripping a workpiece, gripping means for gripping a tool or gripping means for gripping a clamping means, and wherein the at least one mobile magazine keeps the tools and/or handling equipment available; and
removing the at least one mobile magazine from the fixed magazine location after the treatment by the treatment machine.

US Pat. No. 10,213,885

ELECTROMAGNETIC BASE FOR MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A drill press comprising:a main housing;a drill unit supported by the main housing for relative movement therewith; anda magnetic base coupled to the main housing for coupling the drill press to a ferromagnetic workpiece, the magnetic base including
a ferromagnetic body including spaced, substantially parallel first and second rails, each of the first and second rails having a flat bottom surface engageable with the ferromagnetic workpiece, and
a coil positioned between the first and second rails for generating a holding force on the ferromagnetic workpiece, wherein the coil defines a central axis parallel with the bottom surface of each of the first and second rails.

US Pat. No. 10,213,884

AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY METHOD AND AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An automated assembly apparatus, comprising:an assembly robot having a first hand and a second hand, the first hand (i) being provided at a position lower than the second hand in a Z-axis direction and (ii) being arranged to perform a predetermined job, the assembly robot being capable of moving the first hand and the second hand in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction by an X-axis moving unit and a Y-axis moving unit; and
a first workbench and a second workbench which are movable in the Z-axis direction independently of each other by a Z-axis moving unit provided in each workbench,
wherein a first work area (i) is provided in the first workbench and (ii) is a work area on which the predetermined job is performed by the first hand,
wherein a second work area is provided in the second workbench, the first work area and the second work area being independent of each other and a width of the first work area being larger than a width of the second work area,
wherein, when the second hand performs a job on the second work area, the first hand is positioned in a place in which the first hand does not come in contact with the second workbench.

US Pat. No. 10,213,883

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN SITU REPAIR OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE CASING CLEARANCE

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for repairing an abradable material coated on a casing of a gas turbine engine, the system comprising: an articulating guide configured to fit into an access port of the gas turbine engine, the articulating guide comprising a proximal end and a distal end; a repair tool configured at a distal end of the articulating guide, the repair tool comprising a body having a proximal end and a shaped distal end, the shaped distal end extending away from the body and configured to trench out an area of the abradable material comprising a defect; and a filler material for filling the trenched out area, wherein the filler material comprises at least one of a resin obtained by room-temperature vulcanization (RTV), rubber, aluminum-bronze with polyester, aluminum-silicone with polyester, or alloy Y and LUCITE.

US Pat. No. 10,213,882

METHOD FOR REPAIRING A FAN CASING

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method for repairing a fan casing an inner surface of which is subject to damage, the method comprising attaching a reinforcing member to the fan casing having a damage on the inner surface, wherein the reinforcing member is attached to an outer surface of the fan casing, opposite a location of the damage.

US Pat. No. 10,213,881

BRAZING SHEET AND FLUX COMPOSITION

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. A brazing sheet comprising:a core material comprising an aluminum alloy comprising magnesium;
a bonding material laminated on at least one side of the core material; and
a flux layer laminated on one side of the bonding material and comprising a flux composition,
wherein the flux composition comprises:
[A] a flux component comprising KAlF4; and
[B] AlF3, and
a substance mass S1 (mol) of magnesium in the bonding material when heated at 585° C., a substance mass S2 (mol) of [A] the flux component comprising KAlF4 in the flux layer and a substance mass S3 (mol) of [B] AlF3 satisfy the following expression (1):
6S1/(42S2?18S1)?S3/S2?80S1/(42S2?18S1)  (1).

US Pat. No. 10,213,878

ARC WELDING/BRAZING PROCESS FOR LOW-HEAT INPUT COPPER JOINING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of joining a first copper piece to a second copper piece, the method comprising:protracting a non-consumable electrode wire forward along a longitudinal axis such that a leading tip end of the non-consumable electrode wire makes contact with the first copper piece, the non-consumable electrode wire being in electrical communication with a weld control that is configured to supply DC electrical current to the non-consumable electrode wire in a straight polarity orientation;
supplying the DC electrical current to the non-consumable electrode wire while the leading tip end of the non-consumable electrode wire and the first copper piece are in contact;
retracting the non-consumable electrode wire rearward along the longitudinal axis while the DC electrical current is being supplied to the non-consumable electrode wire to strike an arc across a gap established between the leading tip end of the non-consumable electrode wire and the first copper piece; and
protracting the non-consumable electrode wire forward along the longitudinal axis until the leading tip end of the non-consumable electrode wire again makes contact with the first copper piece and extinguishes the arc, and wherein an input of heat from current flowing through the arc when the arc is established heats the first copper piece such that the first copper piece becomes joined to the second copper piece.

US Pat. No. 10,213,877

ALUMINUM ALLOY AND CORRESPONDING HEAT TREATMENT PROCESS APPLIED TO MANUFACTURE ALUMINUM/STEEL CLADDING PLATES RESISTANT TO HIGH TEMPERATURE BRAZING

BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TEC...

1. An aluminum/steel cladding plate, comprising an aluminum foil made of an aluminum alloy cladded on a steel sheet, wherein the aluminum alloy comprising 0.76%±0.10% by weight of microalloying element Si and 0.055-0.10% by weight of microalloying element Er, with the balance being aluminum.

US Pat. No. 10,213,876

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH OUTPUT LASER TRIMMING

MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A laser cutting system, comprising:a cell enclosed by a plurality of first walls;
a plurality of laser cutting apparatuses, and at least one of said laser cutting apparatuses disposed in said enclosed cell for cutting at least one part;
at least one inner chamber disposed along said enclosed cell, said inner chamber enclosed by at least one of said first walls and at least one second wall;
a first door disposed along one of said first walls enclosing said inner chamber for allowing the at least one part to pass therethrough;
a second door disposed along one of said second walls enclosing said inner chamber for allowing the at least one part to pass therethrough, wherein only one of said doors is open at a time while said at least one laser cutting apparatus cuts the at least one part;
a plurality of said laser cutting apparatuses surrounding a laser cutting station;
a first one of said inner chambers disposed in said enclosed cell and along one of said first walls;
a second one of said inner chambers disposed in said enclosed cell and along the same first wall as said first inner chamber;
said first inner chamber disposed on a first side of said laser cutting station and said second inner chamber disposed on a second side of said laser cutting station;
said first doors disposed along the same one of said first walls;
said second doors each disposed along a second wall and parallel to said first doors;
said second walls disposed between said inner chambers and said enclosed cell;
said doors move vertically for allowing the at least one part to pass therethrough;
a conveyor extending through said laser cutting station for conveying the at least one part between said inner chambers and said laser cutting station;
a first robot disposed between said second door of said first inner chamber and said conveyor for transferring the at least one part between said first inner chamber and said conveyor; and
a second robot disposed between said second door of said second inner chamber and said conveyor for transferring the at least one part between said second inner chamber and said conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,875

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HOUSING OF A TURBOMACHINE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for manufacturing a housing of a turbomachine, in particular a housing of a radial turbo compressor, comprising the following steps:a) providing a hollow body which is closed in a peripheral direction and extends along an axis;
b) coating an inside of the hollow body with a corrosion-resistant layer which is more corrosion-resistant than a material of the hollow body;
c) separating, by means of a material-removing process, the hollow body into two half-shells along the axis in a separating joint plane;
d) assembling the housing by joining the two half-shells and fixing the two half-shells in a region of separating joints which were created by the separation, by means of releasable fixing elements.

US Pat. No. 10,213,874

DOUBLE SIDED WELDING METHOD

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A double side welding method for joining a first member and a second member being abutted against each other and connected by a weld part, the method including the steps of:producing a first test member and a second test member respectively identical to the first member and the second member,
performing a first welding process from one side with respect to a weld part connecting the first and second test members and performing a second welding process, after the first welding process, on another side of said weld part connecting the first and second test members,
modeling a target distortion amount for the first test member and the second test member based on a result of actual welding distortions of the first and second welding processes performed on the weld part connecting the first and second test members,
adjusting a heat input amount to be applied to the weld part connecting the first and second members to generate a welding distortion corresponding to the modeled target distortion amount,
performing the first welding process from one side with respect to the weld part connecting the first and second members,
performing the second welding process from another side with respect to the weld part connecting the first and second members after the first welding process including the heat amount used to adjust a heat input amount with respect to the weld part connecting the first and second members so that welding distortion corresponding to the target distortion amount is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,213,873

SCRAP REMOVAL DEVICE FOR A LASER PROCESSING DEVICE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A scrap removal device for a laser processing device, comprising:(a) a gas deflector that has an optical channel defined axially therethrough that permits transmission of a laser beam and that comprises:
a main body that is disposed with an axial through cavity that includes the optical channel;
at least one gas inlet disposed within the main body in communication with the axial through cavity for supplying gas to the main body;
an inner shell that is assembled to the main body and sealed with respect to the main body by a first sealing member, that has defined therethrough a central channel in communication with the axial through cavity and disposed with a light transmitting member, that has defined therethrough an annular gas channel that is disposed proximate to a perimeter portion of the inner shell and that communicates with the axial through cavity of the main body;
a deflecting member assembled to the inner shell in communication with the annular gas channel;
an outer shell that is disposed with a central channel in communication with the axial through cavity, that has a funnel shape, that surrounds the inner shell and the deflecting member and that together with the inner shell and the deflecting member define a looped gas channel that is an annular gas channel that surrounds the optical channel but is separate from the optical channel; and
a looped gas outlet that is an annular gas outlet, that terminates the looped gas channel, and that has a section that is disposed near the looped gas outlet that is inclined; and
(b) a gas source that furnishes a flow of gas to the axial through cavity of the main body of the gas deflector via the at least one gas inlet between a space between the first sealing member and a second sealing member which is axially disposed in an upper portion of the main body to direct the flow of gas to sides of the main body and into the looped gas channel, which flow of gas exits the looped gas channel via the looped gas outlet and is joined with the laser beam transmission along a looped processing path when flowing out of the gas deflector through the looped gas channel and the looped gas outlet to provide a blowing region for scrap removal during laser processing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,872

MACHINING HEAD AND MACHINING DEVICE

OERLIKON METCO AG, WOHLEN...

1. A processing head for laser beam surface processing, comprising:a body having a longitudinal axis;
a sleeve positionable on the body;
a laser beam through passage located in the body;
at least one powder feed channel located in the body; and
a cooling passage defining a meandering cooling path around at least part of the through passage for cooling the processing head,
wherein the body is structured to at least partly form a first side wall of the cooling passage and the sleeve is structured to at least partly form a second sidewall of the cooling passage.

US Pat. No. 10,213,871

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MARKING AN ARTICLE

Electro Scientific Indust...

1. A method of marking an article, comprising:providing an article having a preliminary visual appearance; and
generating a plurality of groups of laser pulses, wherein at least one of the plurality of groups is generated by:
modulating a beam of laser pulses to form a plurality of beamlets, each of the plurality of beamlets including at least one laser pulse;
sequentially directing the plurality of groups of laser pulses onto the article such that laser pulses within the at least one of the plurality of groups impinge upon the article at spot areas that do not overlap one another, the sequentially directing comprising:
directing a first group of laser pulses onto the article, wherein laser pulses within the first group impinge upon the article at a first set of spot areas;
after directing the first group of laser pulses, directing a second group of laser pulses onto the article, wherein laser pulses within the second group impinge upon the article at a second set of spot areas offset from the first set of spot areas along a first direction; and
after directing the second group of laser pulses, directing a third group of laser pulses onto the article, wherein laser pulses within the third group impinge upon the article at a third set of spot areas is offset from the first set of spot areas along a second direction different from the first direction,
wherein at least one spot area within the third set of spot areas is located between at least two spot areas of the first set of spot areas,
wherein laser pulses within the plurality of groups are configured to produce a visible mark on the article, the mark having a modified visual appearance different from the preliminary visual appearance.

US Pat. No. 10,213,870

OPTICAL LENSES FOR LASER MARKING

1. An optical lens for laser marking, comprising:a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens, which are successively coaxially arranged along a transmission direction of incident light, wherein the first lens is a plano-convex lens and the second lens is a meniscus lens, and the third lens is a biconvex lens;
wherein the first lens has a first surface and a second surface, the second lens has a third surface and a fourth surface, the third lens has a fifth surface and a sixth surface; the first surface to the sixth surface are successively arranged along the transmission direction of the incident light;
wherein radii of curvature of the first surface to the sixth surface are ?47±5% mm, ?, ?218±5% mm, ?81±5% mm, 778±5% mm, and ?142±5% mm, respectively;
wherein central thicknesses of the first lens, the second lens, and the third lens are 4±5% mm, 15±5% mm, and 18±5% mm, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,213,869

LASER MACHINING APPARATUS WITH ADAPTIVE MIRROR

LT-ULTRA PRECISION TECHNO...

1. A laser machining apparatus, comprising:a laser radiation source configured to generate laser radiation,
a machining head,
a beam-feeding device arranged in an optical path between the laser radiation source and the machining head, and
a pressure source,
the beam-feeding device including a first adaptive mirror and a second adaptive mirror, the first and the second adaptive mirror each comprising
a pressure chamber connected to the pressure source and
a mirror substrate bounding the pressure chamber and having a surface that is configured to reflect the laser radiation,
wherein the pressure source is configured to change an internal pressure in the pressure chamber of each adaptive mirror in such a way that the mirror substrate of the respective adaptive mirror deforms depending on the internal pressure in the pressure chamber, and
wherein the mirror substrate of the first adaptive mirror has a thickness that varies at least within a region of the mirror substrate, and wherein the mirror substrate of the second adaptive mirror has a thickness that is constant over the entire region in which the mirror substrate is deformable.

US Pat. No. 10,213,868

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT OUTER JOINT MEMBER AND OUTER JOINT MEMBER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A method of manufacturing an outer joint member of a constant velocity universal joint, which is constructed by forming, through use of separate members, a cup section having track grooves formed at an inner periphery of the cup section and engageable with torque transmitting elements, and a shaft section formed at a bottom portion of the cup section, and by welding a cup member forming the cup section and a shaft member forming the shaft section, the method comprising:forming the cup member and the shaft member of medium carbon steel, the cup member being manufactured by preparing a cup member having a cylindrical portion and a bottom portion being integrally formed, and a fitting hole formed in a thick portion of the bottom portion in a machining step, the shaft member being manufactured by preparing a shaft member having a fitting outer surface formed at an end portion of the shaft member to be joined to the bottom portion of the cup member, which is formed in a machining step;
fitting the fitting hole of the cup member to the fitting outer surface of the shaft member; and
welding the cup member and the shaft member by radiating a beam from an inner side of the cup member to a fitted portion between the cup member and the shaft member,
wherein the fitting hole of the cup member and the fitting outer surface of the shaft member are formed of a joining portion having a gap and a press-fitting portion having an interference, and an axial dimension of the joining portion is set to be larger than an axial dimension of the press-fitting portion, the joining portion serving as a press-fitting guide.

US Pat. No. 10,213,867

TIP DRESSER BLADE

Semtorq, Inc., Twinsburg...

1. A tip dresser: blade blank comprisinga casting of M2 steel hardened to a Rockwell C hardness in the range of 63 to 66, inclusive, by double tempering;
the casting being ground to provide
a first geometry having
an 111 web width in the range of 0.25 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 112 blade depth in the range of 1.00 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 113 blade depth in the range of 2.30 mm to 6.30 mm, inclusive;
an 114 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive;
an 115 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 116 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 117 Slot Height in the range of 8.70 mm to 12.70 mm, inclusive;
an 118 Blade Height in the range of 16.50 mm to 26.50 mm, inclusive;
an 119 Blade Width in the range of 20.50 mm to 35.50 mm, inclusive;
an 120 Notch Height in the range of 5.70 mm to 15.70 mm, inclusive;
an 121 Notch Height in the range of 8.50 mm to 18.50 mm, inclusive;
an 122 Blade Depth in the range of 4.30 mm to 8.30 mm, inclusive;
an 123 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 115 degrees, inclusive; and
an 124 Relief Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 50 degrees, inclusive; OR
a second geometry having
an 131 web width in the range of 0.25 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 132 blade depth in the range of 1.00 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 133 blade depth in the range of 2.30 mm to 6.30 mm, inclusive;
an 134 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degree to 35 degrees, inclusive;
an 135 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 136 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 137 Slot Height in the range of 8.70 mm to 12.70 mm, inclusive;
an 138 Blade Height in the range of 16.50 mm to 26.50 mm, inclusive;
an 139 Blade Width in the range of 20.50 mm to 20.5 mm, inclusive;
an 140 Notch Height in the range of 2.90 mm to 12.90 mm, inclusive;
an 141 Notch Height in the range of 5.70 mm to 15.70 mm, inclusive;
an 142 Blade Depth in the range of 4.30 mm to 8.30 mm, inclusive;
an 143 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 115 degrees, inclusive; and
an 144 Relief Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 50 degrees, inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,213,866

DUAL-SPECTRUM DIGITAL IMAGING WELDING HELMET

Lincoln Global, Inc., Ci...

1. A welding system comprising:a welding headgear configured to be worn on a head of a user; at least one digital camera mounted on the welding headgear and configured to collect visible-spectrum digital video and infrared-spectrum digital video;
a vision engine operatively interfacing with the at least one digital camera configured to combine the visible-spectrum digital video and infrared-spectrum digital video to produce a dual-spectrum digital video;
a user interface for manual selection of any one of the visible-spectrum digital video, the infrared-spectrum digital video, and the dual-spectrum digital video wherein the user interface is mounted on the welding headgear;
an optical display of the welding headgear configured to present a corresponding selected one of the visible-spectrum digital video, the infrared-spectrum digital video, and the dual-spectrum digital video to the user, based on said manual selection from the user interface, a removable lens cover that is removable from the welding headgear, wherein the removable lens cover comprises a visible spectrum lens and an infrared-spectrum lens, and wherein the at least one digital camera is located on digital camera and the infrared-spectrum digital camera are exposed when the removable lens cover is removed from the welding headgear.

US Pat. No. 10,213,864

WIRELESS SYSTEM CONTROL AND INVENTORY MONITORING FOR WELDING-TYPE DEVICES

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A system comprising:a power source for producing welding-type power;
a controller configured to set a plurality of operating parameters of the power source;
a welding-type consumable container holding a welding-type consumable, the welding-type consumable container having a first wireless transmitter supported thereon, the first wireless transmitter having a dedicated power supply and being configured to transmit consumable data, wherein the consumable data is data indicative of the welding-type consumable;
a second wireless transmitter supported by a welding workpiece, wherein the second wireless transmitter is configured to transmit welding workpiece data; and
a wireless monitoring device coupled to the controller and configured to receive the consumable data and the welding workpiece data.

US Pat. No. 10,213,863

MULTIPLE INPUT WELDING VISION SYSTEM

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:welding headwear comprising one or more image sensors, processing circuitry, and a display, wherein:
said one or more image sensors are operable to capture an image of a weld torch as said torch passes along a joint of a workpiece to be welded, said image captured as pixel data;
said processing circuitry is operable to:
detect, by processing said pixel data of said image, distinguishing features of said joint and said workpiece;
retrieve, based on said distinguishing features, characteristics of said joint and said workpiece from a database;
determine, at least in part through processing of said pixel data, one or more welding parameters as said torch passes along said joint to be welded;
generate, based on said one or more welding parameters and said characteristics of said joint and said workpiece, a simulated weld bead; and
superimpose on said image, in real time as said torch passes along said joint, said simulated weld bead on said joint; and
said display is operable to present, in real time as said torch passes along said joint, said image with said simulated weld bead.

US Pat. No. 10,213,862

WELDING SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A QUALITY OF A WELDING OPERATION

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding system comprising:a repositionable temperature sensor configured to detect a plurality of temperatures corresponding to a workpiece and to provide a plurality of temperature signals corresponding to the detected temperatures during a welding operation for the workpiece; and
a power supply that, when in operation,
receives the plurality of temperature signals from the temperature sensor,
compares the plurality of temperature signals to a plurality of threshold temperatures,
determines a duration of time the welding operation occurred within a desired range of threshold temperatures, and
modifies control of an output of the power supply for the welding operation on the workpiece based at least in part on the detected temperatures and the duration.

US Pat. No. 10,213,861

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR MACHINE SET-UP OF WELDING POWER SOURCES AND WELDING SYSTEMS

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A welding power source comprising:a power supply for generating welding power;
a first memory, the first memory storing weld system configuration data and welding process application code for controlling the power supply;
a communications port;
a communications device configured for communications with an external computerized device, the external computerized device being in communication with a second memory, the second memory storing a plurality of welding process application codes for controlling the power supply; and
a controller operatively coupled to the power supply, the communications device and the first memory, the controller programmed to retrieve a selected welding process application code of the plurality of welding process application codes from the external computerized device, and to store the selected welding process application code in the first memory, wherein the selected welding process application code adds additional functionality to the power supply, and wherein the controller accesses the selected welding process application code to control the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,213,860

SCARFING HEAD

Gefam GmbH, (DE)

1. A scarfing head for scarfing a surface of a workpiece produced by casting, comprising:a burner plate having a gas outlet side, wherein a flame for scarfing can form at the gas outlet side;
a plurality of cutting nozzles that are individually removably coupled to the burner plate, wherein each nozzle of the plurality of cutting nozzles comprises multiple outlet openings;
wherein the burner plate comprises a central gas conduit;
wherein the plurality of cutting nozzles are arranged around the central gas conduit;
wherein the scarfing head is so configured that heating gas and/or heating oxygen can exit through the plurality of cutting nozzles; and
wherein the scarfing head is further so configured that scarfing oxygen can exit through the central gas conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,213,859

RACKS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE METAL PROCESSING

H.C. STARCK INC., Newton...

17. A method of high-temperature brazing at a process temperature greater than approximately 1000° C., the method comprising:disposing within a furnace chamber an apparatus comprising:
a first shelf (i) comprising a first refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature and (ii) defining therethrough a plurality of apertures,
disposed over the first shelf, a second shelf (i) comprising a second refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature, (ii) defining therethrough a plurality of apertures, and (iii) comprising one or more first lift hooks extending therefrom,
a plurality of first support posts, each first support post (i) comprising a third refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature, (ii) having a tapered lower end for engagement with an aperture of the first shelf, (iii) having a threaded upper end opposite the tapered lower end, and (iv) defining a support collar proximate the upper end, a lateral dimension of the first support post above the support collar being smaller than a lateral dimension of the first support post below the support collar, whereby, when an upper end of each the plurality of first support posts is received in an aperture of the second shelf, a portion of the second shelf proximate the aperture rests upon the support collar of each the plurality of first support posts received in the aperture, and
a plurality of first nuts, each first nut (i) comprising a fourth refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature, (ii) defining therein a lower aperture, at least a portion of the lower aperture being threaded for engagement with an upper end of each the plurality of first support posts, and (iii) defining therein an upper aperture, at least a portion of the upper aperture being tapered,
wherein the second shelf, the plurality of first support posts, and the first nuts are collectively separable, as a modular unit, from the first shelf via a lifting force applied via the one or more first lift hooks;
disposing on the first shelf or the second shelf of the apparatus (i) a first component, (ii) a second component, and (iii) a brazing material disposed between the first and second components;
introducing within the furnace chamber a processing ambient; and
applying the process temperature within the furnace chamber, thereby melting the brazing material and joining the first and second components at a brazed joint therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,213,857

WIRE CUTTING ELECTRODE AND WIRE CUTTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Beijing FUNATE Innovation...

1. A wire cutting electrode comprising:a carbon nanotube composite wire, the carbon nanotube composite wire comprising:
a carbon nanotube wire comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes spirally arranged along an axial direction of the carbon nanotube wire; and
a metal layer, coated on an outer surface of the carbon nanotube wire,
wherein a carbon nanotube composite wire tensile strain rate is less than or equal to 3%; a carbon nanotube wire twist ranges from 10 r/cm to 300 r/cm, and a carbon nanotube wire diameter ranges from 1 micrometer to 30 micrometers and a metal layer thickness ranges from 1 micrometer to 5 micrometers, and a conductivity of the carbon nanotube composite wire reaches at least 50 percent or more of a conductivity of the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,856

PREPARATION OF MICRO-ELECTRODES

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A method, comprising:providing a first metal wire having a wire diameter, a first end and a second end;
attaching a second metal wire to the second end to make an electrical contact;
positioning a conductor at a distance from the first end of the first wire;
creating an electrical discharge between the conductor and the first end, while setting the distance and an electrical potential of the discharge, so as to create a bead of a predefined size on the first end;
sliding then shrinking shrink sleeving over the created bead, the first metal wire, the electrical contact, and the second metal wire; and
assembling the first wire with the created bead and the second wire into an invasive probe, so that the bead is positioned at an outer surface of the probe.

US Pat. No. 10,213,855

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FORMING ALIGNED HOLES

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for forming a plurality of aligned holes, the method comprising:aligning a first surface defining a first hole with a second surface defining a second hole, wherein the first hole at least partially aligns with the second hole to form a gap;
measuring a virtual hole diameter, wherein the virtual hole diameter is a diameter of a virtual hole through the gap and the virtual hole diameter is a smallest bisector of the gap;
responsive to the virtual hole diameter having a first virtual hole diameter:
forming a first cleanup hole having a first cleanup hole diameter through the gap, wherein the first cleanup hole is concentrically aligned with the virtual hole;
inserting a first fastener having a first size into the first cleanup hole; and
attaching the first surface to the second surface using the first fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,213,854

BAND SAW BLADE

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

1. A band saw blade comprising:a blade body comprising a back edge;
a cutting edge disposed on an opposite side of the blade body from the back edge, the cutting edge being defined by a plurality of teeth spaced relative to each other and extending along the blade body, each of the plurality of teeth comprising:
a tip;
a substantially linear rake face located on a first side of the tip;
a relief surface located on a second side of the tip opposite the first side;
a gullet located adjacent to the rake face and having a gullet depth, wherein D is the gullet depth; and
a notch located on the first side of the tip and defined by a junction of the rake face and the gullet, wherein the notch is located along the first side of the tip at a notch depth in the range of substantially 0.45D to substantially 0.49D down vertically from the tip of the respective one of the plurality of teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,213,853

POWER TOOL DROP ARM WITH OFFSET RIBBING

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool assembly comprising:a drop arm assembly movable along a drop path between a first drop arm assembly position whereat a portion of a shaping device supported by the drop arm assembly extends above a workpiece support surface and a second drop arm assembly position whereat the portion of the shaping device does not extend above the workpiece support surface, the drop arm assembly including a drop arm frame with
an opening configured to rotatably support an arbor shaft,
a lower surface spaced apart from the opening, and
a plurality of ribs extending between the lower surface and the opening,
wherein the plurality of ribs define a respective one of a plurality of axes, the plurality of axes intersect at a locus, and the locus is adjacent to, but spaced apart from, a center of gravity of the drop arm assembly, such that when the drop arm frame, the locus, and the center of gravity are projected onto a drop plane defined by the drop path, the projected locus and the projected center of gravity are spaced apart by less than a diameter of the opening;
an actuating device configured to transfer a force to the drop arm assembly when the drop arm assembly is at the first drop arm assembly position; and
a control system configured to control the actuating device to transfer the force to the drop arm assembly when an unsafe condition is sensed.

US Pat. No. 10,213,852

OSCILLATING POWER TOOL

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...

29. An oscillating power tool, comprising:a housing;
a motor contained in the housing;
a drive shaft driven by the motor to output a rotary movement;
an output shaft driven by the drive shaft to oscillate about its own axis; and
an eccentric transmission mechanism for converting the rotary movement of the drive shaft to an oscillating movement of the output shaft, the eccentric transmission mechanism comprising an eccentric device mounted on the drive shaft and a fork assembly connecting the eccentric device with the output shaft;
the eccentric device comprises at least two drive members, the fork assembly comprises a first fork member and a second fork member, the first fork member has a first mating portion being configured to mate with the drive member and a second mating portion being configured to mate with the second fork member, the second fork member is configured to couple with the output shaft, and the first fork is movably connected with the second fork, so that the first mating portion abuts against different drive members, thus the output shaft is adjusted to output different oscillating angles.

US Pat. No. 10,213,851

CUTTING TOOL AND TOOL BODY

Sumitomo Electric Hardmet...

1. A cutting tool comprising: a tool body provided with an insert support seat including a major seat surface that supports a bearing surface of a cutting insert, a plurality of seat side surfaces that support side surfaces of the cutting insert at different positions, and a thinned portion continuous with the major seat surface and the seat side surfaces; and a cutting insert attached to the insert support seat,wherein the thinned portion includes a first thinned portion, a second thinned portion, a third thinned portion and a fourth thinned portion, and the second thinned portion intersects with the first thinned portion, the third thinned portion and the fourth thinned portion,
wherein a ridge at a position where the major seat surface and the first thinned portion intersect, a ridge at a position where the seat side surface and the second thinned portion intersect, and a ridge at a position where the second thinned portion and the first, third and fourth thinned portions intersect are each formed of a convex arc curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,850

CUTTING INSERT, A CUTTING INSERT HOLDER, A SYSTEM INCLUDING THE CUTTING INSERT AND CUTTING INSERT HOLDER, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:a body having a head disposed at an end of the body and a stem disposed at an opposite end of the body, wherein the stem extends along a longitudinal axis;
a cutting edge at the head of the body; and
a locking recess on the stem of the body,
wherein a bottom face of the head has a hemispherical shape, and
wherein top faces of the head and stem are substantially planar.

US Pat. No. 10,213,849

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:an upper surface comprising a side part, and a first corner part and a second corner part each being adjacent to the side part;
a lower surface located on an opposite side of the upper surface;
a side surface located between the lower surface and the upper surface;
a first corner edge located on the first corner part;
a second corner edge located on the second corner part;
a first side edge located on the side part;
a second side edge located between the second corner edge and the first side edge on the side part; and
a third side edge located between the first side edge and the second side edge,
wherein the first side edge and the second side edge have a straight line shape, and the third side edge has an outwardly protruding curvilinear shape in a top view,
wherein the second side edge comprises an upwardly protruding curvilinear portion, and a first straight line portion extending from the curvilinear portion toward the third side edge in a side view, and
wherein the first side edge, the third side edge, and the first straight line portion are located on a straight line in the side view.

US Pat. No. 10,213,848

CHIP CONTROL TOOL

DECATUR DIAMOND, LLC, De...

1. A rotary tool configured to rotate about a central rotational axis thereof during a machining operation on a workpiece, the rotary tool comprising:a cylindrical sleeve including an outer wall defining a hollow interior therein and a first opening formed in the wall and providing fluid communication between the hollow interior of the sleeve and an environment surrounding the sleeve, wherein an end of the wall at an open end of the sleeve that is open to the hollow interior has an angled surface that is circumferentially disposed around the sleeve and is arranged transverse to the central rotational axis of the rotary tool, the sleeve further including a first flow passage extending along a length of the sleeve through the wall and terminating as a first fluid outlet in the angled surface, wherein the first fluid outlet faces at least partially towards the central rotational axis of the rotary tool; and
a cutting element disposed adjacent the open end of the sleeve, wherein the first fluid outlet is configured to deliver a flow of a fluid toward the workpiece to cause chips formed during the machining operation to be directed away from the workpiece and out of the hollow interior of the sleeve through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,213,847

CHAMFERING TOOL, TOOL SUPPORT SET AND CHAMFERING SYSTEM

KREUZ CO., LTD., Kariya ...

1. A chamfering tool which chamfers an opening edge of a target hole formed in a work, the chamfering tool comprising:a support shaft;
a base shaft having the support shaft on a tip end side thereof and being eccentric with respect to the support shaft; and
a blade portion having a rake face which is a step surface of a step protrusion portion protruded laterally from the support shaft or which is an end surface of the support shaft,
wherein the blade portion includes an edge line in a shape of a curve and being bulged to a side away from a center axis of the support shaft, and
wherein the edge line is inclined with respect to an axial direction of the support shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,213,846

METHOD OF MACHINING WORKPIECE AND BORING DRILL

KYORAKU CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A method of machining a workpiece, the workpiece being a delaminatable container including an outer shell and an inner bag, the inner bag delaminating from the outer shell to be shrunk along with a decrease in the contents,the method comprising:
machining to form a fresh air inlet in the outer shell using a boring drill having a tubular end portion and a body portion and a hollow, the hollow extends from the body portion to the end portion, the end portion provided with a flat surface and a notch, and having a blade on a side of the notch, by pressing the flat surface against the outer shell round cut piece while rotating the drill to contact the blade with the outer shell, so that the outer shell is hollowed to form a round cut piece and the round cut piece is moved to an inner surface side of the end portion,
after separating the boring drill from the outer shell, emitting the round cut piece, kept on the inner surface of the end portion, from the edge of the drill by blowing air into the hollow of the drill.

US Pat. No. 10,213,845

ROTARY TOOL, IN PARTICULAR A DRILL, AND A CUTTING HEAD FOR SAID ROTARY TOOL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A rotary tool which extends in an axial direction along an axis of rotation, the rotary tool comprising:two coupling parts, comprising a carrier and a cutting head;
the cutting head comprising a coupling pin and being exchangeably attached to the carrier;
the carrier comprising:
an end surface and fastening webs disposed at the end surface, wherein the fastening webs comprise inner shell surfaces; and
a pin receiver delimited by the fastening webs;
the coupling pin comprising outer shell surfaces;
wherein the coupling pin is clamped into the pin receiver via turning the cutting head relative to the carrier;
each of the inner shell surfaces and outer shell surfaces comprising torque sections and clamping sections formed thereon;
the torque sections of the inner shell surfaces and the torque sections of the outer shell surfaces abutting against one another pairwise, for transmitting a torque;
the clamping sections of the inner shell surfaces and the clamping sections of the outer shell surfaces abutting against one another pairwise, for transmitting a radial clamping force;
wherein the clamping sections and the torque sections of the inner shell surfaces and of the outer shell surfaces are oriented at the same angle with respect to the axis of rotation; and
the pin receiver and the coupling pin each comprising stop surfaces for preventing axial pull-out of the cutting head, wherein the stop surfaces are configured and disposed to act in a generally axial direction with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,213,844

DRILL

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A drill, comprising:a drill body comprising a rotation center axis;
two cutting edges provided on a tip side of the drill body;
a chip evacuation flute provided to a rear of the two cutting edges and in a drill rotational direction from each of the two cutting edges; and
two heels provided in a drill counter rotation direction from the two cutting edges;
in a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation center axis at a position axially rearward of the cutting edge where the chip evacuation flute is present, a radius of curvature of the chip evacuation flute continuously becoming smaller from a first outer peripheral end of a cutting edge side wall surface at a position on a cutting edge side to a second outer peripheral end of a heel side wall surface at a position on a heel side.

US Pat. No. 10,213,843

STOP FOR A DRILLING, MILLING OR COUNTERSINKING TOOL

Guehring KG, Albstadt (D...

1. A stop for a rotary drilling, milling or countersinking tool, the stop comprising:a stop sleeve;
a shank sleeve;
at least a first bearing; and
at least first and second bearing bushings,
the stop sleeve freely rotatable relative to the shank sleeve,
the first bearing bushing carrying the stop sleeve,
the second bearing bushing fixed on the shank sleeve,
the second bearing bushing non-rotational relative to the shank sleeve,
the shank sleeve comprising a counter-bearing ring and at least a first bearing ring, the first bearing axially between the counter-bearing ring and the first bearing ring,
the stop configured such that the shank sleeve can be pushed and fastened on an unthreaded shank of a rotary drilling, milling or countersinking tool.

US Pat. No. 10,213,842

METHOD FOR ACHIEVING LENGTH ACCURACY OF DIAMOND TURNED PARTS

Spy Eye, LLC, Palo Alto,...

1. A method for diamond turning a workpiece on a diamond turning machine comprising a chuck and a diamond tip installed on the diamond turning machine, the method comprising:mounting a temporary part onto the chuck of the diamond turning machine;
using the diamond turning machine to control the diamond tip to diamond turn a reference surface on the temporary part;
while the temporary part remains mounted on the chuck and the diamond tip remains installed on the diamond turning machine:
mounting a workpiece onto the temporary part; and
using the diamond turning machine to control the diamond tip relative to the reference surface to diamond turn a surface profile on the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,213,840

BLADE FASTENING DEVICE HAVING A WATERPROOF ARRANGEMENT

1. A blade fastening device comprising:a hollow clamping member including an axial channel for disposing a portion of a blade therein, and at least one slit formed on a peripheral surface thereof so that the hollow clamping member is configured to be flexibly compressible;
a cylindrical extension protruding from a first end of the hollow clamping member; and
a blade seat, a front portion of the blade seat accommodating the cylindrical extension, and a groove being formed on an inner surface of the front portion of the blade seat,
wherein a first sealing ring is disposed inside the groove and is against an outer surface of the cylindrical extension, and a second sealing ring is disposed against an inner surface of the cylindrical extension, such that the cylindrical extension is sandwiched between the first sealing ring and the second sealing ring, and the first sealing ring is not in direct contact with the second sealing ring;
wherein a sleeve covers the cylindrical extension and only a part of the blade seat, and the sleeve extends toward the blade seat and beyond the groove of the blade seat;
wherein the sleeve and the front portion of the blade seat are not engaged by means of screwing; and
wherein a cross section of the first sealing ring is larger than that of the second sealing ring, and the cross sections of the first sealing ring and the second sealing ring are both in oval shape.

US Pat. No. 10,213,839

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:an upper surface comprising a corner part and a side part adjacent to the corner part;
a lower surface located on a side opposite to the upper surface;
a side surface located between the upper surface and the lower surface; and
a cutting edge located along an intersection part of the upper surface and the side surface,
wherein the cutting edge comprises a corner cutting edge located at the corner part, a major cutting edge located at the side part, and a flat cutting edge located between the corner cutting edge and the major cutting edge,
wherein the upper surface comprises
a land surface located along the cutting edge, and
a rake surface located more inward than the land surface and having an inclination angle larger than the land surface,
wherein a width of the land surface is a length between the cutting edge and the rake surface in a top view,
wherein the land surface comprises a first land surface located along the corner cutting edge, a second land surface located along the major cutting edge, and a third land surface located along the flat cutting edge, and
wherein a maximum value of the width of the third land surface is smaller than a maximum value of the width of each of the first land surface and the second land surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,838

SILVER NANOWIRE PRODUCTION METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA P...

1. A method for producing silver nanowires, comprising reduction depositing a silver linear structure as silver nanowires in an alcohol solvent, the alcohol solvent including a silver compound, a halogen compound, and an organic protective agent dissolved therein, wherein a reductive deposition reaction of silver in the reduction deposition step is performed in a state where aluminum nitrate in an amount of 0.01 to 0.50 in terms of an A13+/Ag+molar ratio with respect to the total amount of the silver compound, is further dissolved in the alcohol solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,213,836

GAS PHASE SYNTHESIS OF STABLE SOFT MAGNETIC ALLOY NANOPARTICLES

OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A method for forming soft magnetic nanoparticles each comprising an iron aluminide nanoalloy of the DO3 phase as a core encapsulated in an inert shell made of alumina, the method comprising:producing a supersaturated vapor of metal atoms of Al and Fe in an aggregate zone by co-sputtering Fe atoms and Al atoms in an Ar atmosphere;
producing nanoparticles from the supersaturated vapor;
causing the nanoparticles to pass through an aperture with a pressure differential before and after the aperture so as to create a nanocluster beam of the nanoparticles emerging from the aperture; and
directing the nanocluster beam to a substrate to deposit the nanoparticles onto the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,834

METHOD OF FABRICATING AN ARTICLE FOR MAGNETIC HEAT EXCHANGER

1. A method of fabricating an article for magnetic heat exchange, comprising:plastically deforming a composite body comprising a binder having a glass transition temperature TG and a powder comprising a magnetocalorically active phase or elements in amounts suitable to produce a magnetocalorically active phase such that at least one dimension of the composite body changes in length by at least 10%, wherein the binder comprises a polypropylene carbonate, and the magnetocalorically active phase comprises La1-aRa(Fe1-x-yTyMx)13HzCb wherein M is Si and, optionally, Al, T is one or more of the elements from the group consisting of Mn, Co, Ni, Ti, V and Cr and R is one or more of the elements from the group consisting of Ce, Nd, Y and Pr, wherein 0?a?0.5, 0.05?x?0.2, 0.003?y?0.2, 0?z?3 and 0?b?1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,213,833

METHOD FOR FORMING TOOLING AND FABRICATING PARTS THEREFROM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of forming tooling for fabricating a part made from a metal powder, comprising:providing a first sheet having a constant thickness;
forming a first protrusion in the first sheet, the first protrusion defining a first cavity and the first sheet comprising a first flange extending about an entire periphery of the first protrusion;
providing a second sheet having a thickness similar to that of the first sheet;
forming a second protrusion in the second sheet, the second protrusion defining a second cavity and the second sheet comprising a second flange extending about an entire periphery of the second protrusion;
arranging the first sheet and the second sheet adjacently to each other to abut together the first flange of the first sheet and the second flange of the second sheet and to define an enclosure comprising a void defined by the first cavity of the first sheet and the second cavity of the second sheet, the void having a shape of the part; and
welding together the first flange of the first sheet and the second flange of the second sheet along a portion of the first flange spaced away from the first protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,832

SINTERED MEMBER, PINION GEAR FOR STARTERS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A sintered member comprising:a hardness distribution in which hardness continuously varies from a surface to an inner portion;
a Vickers hardness value of 730 or less at the surface;
the maximum hardness of which portion exists in a region of 150 to 300 ?m from the surface;
wherein the maximum hardness is Vickers hardness value of 600 or more,
a carburized and hardened layer is formed in a surface layer, and a decarburized layer that has a lower carbon concentration than that of the carburized and hardened layer is formed outside the carburized and hardened layer, and the decarburized layer forms the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,829

CYLINDER LINER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MORESCO CORPORATION, Kob...

1. A method for producing a cylinder liner comprising a plurality of protrusions on an external surface thereof, each of the plurality of protrusions comprising a constriction at a root portion thereof:preparing a mold having a plurality of slides and a core for delimitating a cavity, each of the plurality of slides having a surface facing the cavity and having recessions formed on the surface, wherein each slide is movable along a direction in which the recessions on the slides extend;
adhering a particulate mold release agent to edge portions of the recessions such that a large amount of the mold release agent adheres to the edge portions in order to form the constriction at each protrusion;
casting a cylinder liner-intermediate by flowing a silicon-aluminum alloy into the cavity and the recessions;
taking the cylinder liner-intermediate out from the mold; and
removing the mold release agent from the cylinder liner-intermediate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,828

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CASTINGS, CASTING APPARATUS, AND GAS-BLOWING NOZZLE USED IN CASTING APPARATUS

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

4. A casting apparatus comprisinga gas-permeable casting mold having a cavity comprising at least a sprue into which a metal melt is poured, a runner constituting a flow path of said melt poured through said sprue, and a product-forming cavity to be filled with the melt supplied through said runner;
a gas-blowing nozzle for supplying a gas into a cavity of said gas-permeable casting mold through said sprue, such that a metal melt poured into said gas-permeable casting mold by gravity fills only a desired cavity portion including said product-forming cavity; and
a means for supplying said gas to said gas-blowing nozzle;said gas-blowing nozzle having a portion fit into said sprue for supplying said gas to said cavity through said sprue;wherein:
the sprue has a cup portion having a tapered wall surface and an introducing hole portion extending downward from the cup portion and having a fitting portion having a tapered wall surface, and the gas-blowing nozzle has a side surface tapered at an angle which is substantially the same as that of the tapered wall surface of the fitting portion, wherein the gas-blowing nozzle is brought into contact with the tapered wall surface of the fitting portion for fitting, and wherein the gas-blowing nozzle has a gas-ejecting bore having an increasing diameter in a gas-supplying direction, wherein the gas-ejecting bore of the gas-blowing nozzle has a diameter continuously increasing from D3 to D2 in a gas-supplying direction in a range from a point upstream of a gas outlet end surface of the gas-blowing nozzle by distance L2 to the gas outlet end surface, and with the sprue having a diameter D1 after the fitting portion in a gas flow direction,
0.9×D1?D2?1.0×D1,
0.5×D2?D3?0.8×D2, and
1.1×D1?L2?1.2×D1.

US Pat. No. 10,213,827

SLAG THICKNESS DETECTION AND SLAG ADDING PREDICTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

9. A system for a slag thickness detection and a slag-adding prediction, comprising:an acquisition module, configured to acquire real-time measurement data and real-time auxiliary data of a slag point on a surface of a protective slag layer of a casting mold;
a calculation module, configured to calculate a real-time slag thickness value corresponding to the slag point on the surface of the protective slag layer by using the real-time measurement data and the real-time auxiliary data of the slag point; and
a prediction module, configured to predict a location on the surface of the protective slag layer where a slag-adding is to be performed and a slag-adding time when the slag-adding is to be performed based on a change in the real-time slag thickness value corresponding to the slag point on the surface of the protective slag layer by taking a preset slag thickness value as a reference.

US Pat. No. 10,213,826

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PROSTHETIC COMPONENTS

1. A cutting guide block comprising:a first portion configured to contact an anterior portion of a distal end of a femur;
a second portion configured to contact a posterior resected surface of a posterior condyle at the distal end of the femur; and
a first guide slot that is defined in the second portion, the first guide slot extending along a first axis that intersects a longitudinal axis of a distal portion of the femur at an acute angle, inside the distal portion of the femur when the second portion contacts the posterior resected surface of the posterior condyle, wherein the first guide slot is configured to guide a cutting tool in a proximal-anterior direction into a proximal portion of the posterior condyle of the femur when the cutting guide block is seated at the distal end of the femur such that the first portion contacts the anterior portion of the femur's distal end and the second portion contacts the posterior resected surface of the posterior condyle.

US Pat. No. 10,213,825

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CYLINDRICAL RING MEMBER, BEARING, CLUTCH, VEHICLE, AND MACHINE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing a cylindrical ring member comprising:a step of forming a metal intermediate material having a cylindrical portion; and
a chamfering step by cold forging in which a normal chamfer portion is formed on an axial end peripheral edge of the cylindrical portion by pressing a radial end portion of an axial end surface of the cylindrical portion against an annular chamfering surface provided in a mold configuring a mold device,
wherein the chamfering step is performed by cold forging in a state where a preliminary chamfer portion, of which a width dimension in a radial direction is larger than a width dimension of the normal chamfer portion in the radial direction, is formed on the axial end peripheral edge of the cylindrical portion,
wherein the mold device further includes a second mold having a ring-shaped holding surface arranged coaxially with the chamfering surface of the mold and adjacent to the chamfering surface of the mold in the radial direction,
wherein the chamfering step by cold forging is performed by pressing the radial end portion of the axial end surface of the cylindrical portion in an axial direction against the chamfering surface, and pressing a portion, which is adjacent to the radial end portion in the radial direction, of the axial end surface of the cylindrical portion in the axial direction against the holding surface, and
wherein when performing the chamfering step by cold forging, the holding surface is initially brought into contact with a radial intermediate portion of the axial end surface of the cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,824

FASTENER REMOVAL TOOL AND METHOD OF USE

1. A tool for removing swaged fasteners from a piece of equipment equipment tubing, said swaged fastener removal tool comprising: (a) a slide hammer component; and (b) a central base extending from one end of the slide hammer component, said central base including a multiple segment fastener that can be manually rotated between respective stations, said multiple segment fastener including:(i) a large hollow collar station for hammer-sliding back an innermost locking nut of the swaged fastener on the piece of equipment tubing;
(ii) a large rounded-slit station for reverse-hammer sliding off an outermost ferrule of the swaged fastener on the piece of equipment tubing;
(iii) an elongated tube station sized to fit over a front end of the piece of equipment tubing and abut a fastener for hammer-sliding to push back an innermost ferrule on the piece of equipment tubing; and
(iv) a small, rounded-slit station for positioning behind the pushed back innermost ferrule and reverse hammer-sliding the innermost ferrule forward and off the front end of the piece of equipment tubing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,823

AUTONOMOUS FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR BUILDING A FUSELAGE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for building a fuselage assembly for an aircraft, the method comprising:driving a tower across a floor into a selected tower position relative to a utility fixture selected from a plurality of utility fixtures in an assembly area, wherein the tower comprises a top platform that is configured to provide access to a top floor of an interior of the fuselage assembly by a human operator or an internal mobile platform moving across the top platform onto the top floor of the interior of the fuselage assembly and a bottom platform that is configured to provide access to a bottom floor of the interior of the fuselage assembly by the human operator or the internal mobile platform moving across the bottom platform onto the bottom floor of the interior of the fuselage assembly;
physically coupling the tower to the utility fixture by a first physical interface such that a number of utilities flow from the utility fixture to the tower through the first physical interface, wherein the number of utilities comprise at least one of electricity, air, hydraulic fluid, and water;
driving a cradle fixture across the floor into a selected cradle position relative to the tower in the assembly area to form an assembly fixture;
physically coupling the cradle fixture to the tower by a second physical interface to such that the number of utilities flow downstream from the tower to the cradle fixture through the second physical interface; and building the fuselage assembly on the assembly fixture;
driving a number of the internal mobile platforms autonomously from the tower into the interior of the fuselage assembly; and
building the fuselage assembly on the assembly fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,213,822

FEEDSTOCK BARRELS COATED WITH INSULATING FILMS FOR RAPID DISCHARGE FORMING OF METALLIC GLASSES

Glassimetal Technology, I...

1. A rapid capacitor discharge forming (RCDF) apparatus for shaping metallic glasses, the apparatus comprising:a feedstock barrel that comprises a feedstock barrel substrate and an insulating film disposed on the interior of the feedstock barrel substrate, wherein the feedstock barrel is configured to contain a metallic glass feedstock sample on the interior of the insulating film, wherein the feedstock barrel substrate comprises a metal;
a source of electrical energy configured to heat the metallic glass feedstock sample, said source electrically connected to at least one of a pair electrodes disposed at opposite ends of the feedstock barrel, said electrodes configured to discharge electrical energy sufficient to heat the metallic glass feedstock sample uniformly when the metallic glass feedstock sample is loaded into the feedstock barrel; and
a shaping tool disposed in forming relation to the metallic glass feedstock sample, the shaping tool configured to apply a deformation force sufficient to shape the metallic glass feedstock sample when heated to an article.

US Pat. No. 10,213,821

PEX CRIMPING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:a motor including a motor output shaft;
an extensible member driven by the motor;
a working assembly movable in response to contact with a distal end of the extensible member;
a first sensor configured to detect a home position of the extensible member;
a second sensor configured to detect rotation of the motor output shaft; and
a controller in electrical communication with the first and second sensors,
wherein the controller is configured to drive the motor output shaft in a first rotational direction a predetermined number of revolutions counted by the second sensor, thereby displacing the extensible member from the home position, and
wherein the controller is configured to drive the motor output shaft in an opposite, second rotational direction to thereby return the extensible member until the home position is detected by the first sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,820

PRESS MOLDING METHOD

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A press molding method for obtaining a disk-shaped member of a reclining mechanism by press-molding a base material formed of a metal plate, the method comprising:a first step of supporting a lower surface of a workpiece by a lower securing member and a lower mold, the workpiece being the base material;
a second step of moving down a slidable sandwiching member disposed immediately above the lower securing member so as to have an axis identical to the lower securing member, so that an outer shape cutting molding die is moved down to pressure-weld an end surface of the outer shape cutting molding die to an upper surface of the workpiece while holding the workpiece between the slidable sandwiching member and the lower securing member, and cutting out the workpiece into a disk shape and moving the disk shape downward within a cavity within the lower securing member by moving down the lower mold within the cavity; and
a third step of moving down a drilling molding die to pressure-weld an end surface of the drilling molding die to the upper surface of the workpiece cut out into a disk shape while holding the workpiece with the outer shape cutting molding die within the lower securing member, and cutting out a hole in the workpiece by moving down the drilling molding die.

US Pat. No. 10,213,819

PRESS FORMING METHOD

SANGO CO., LTD., Miyoshi...

1. A press forming method for producing a final product having a saddle shape from an ultrahigh tensile strength steel plate to form an elongated member of a hat-shaped cross section having an elongated top plate portion, and side wall portions and flange portions at both sides of the top plate portion, with a bend in a predetermined area of the hat-shaped cross section configuring an elongated part of the elongated member in a direction opposite to an opening of the hat-shaped cross section, the press forming method comprising:a first process of producing an intermediate product having a processing adjustment section, by cold press working against the ultrahigh tensile strength steel plate, in which inclined angles of the side wall portions produced in the intermediate product are varied in the predetermined area at the both sides relative to the top plate portion such that the side wall portions and flange portions at the both sides in the predetermined area of the elongated member are deformed, while the hat-shaped cross section of the top plate portion is maintained in a predetermined shape, and
a second process of pressing at least the processing adjustment section, by cold press working against the intermediate product, with the hat-shaped cross section of the top plate portion being maintained in the predetermined shape,
wherein, in at least one of the first process and second process, the predetermined area is bent in the direction opposite to the opening of the hat-shaped cross section, to produce the saddle shape.

US Pat. No. 10,213,817

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ANAEROBIC PYROLYSIS TREATMENT OF DEAD-OF-DISEASE LIVESTOCK AND MUNICIPAL ORGANIC REFUSE

Mississippi International...

1. A device for anaerobic pyrolysis treatment of dead-of-disease livestock and municipal organic refuse, comprising:an anaerobic pyrolysis device, wherein an isolation room and an equipment room are sequentially disposed at one end of the anaerobic pyrolysis device, a dust collection room is disposed between the isolation room and the equipment room, an air outlet is disposed on the top of the dust collection room, and the air outlet is connected with a dedusting device; a power room is disposed at the other end of the anaerobic pyrolysis device, and a combustion chamber of the anaerobic pyrolysis device is disposed between the power room and the equipment room;
an anaerobic pyrolysis chamber is disposed inside the combustion chamber, a conveying pipeline is disposed at one end and a driving cylinder is disposed at the other end of the anaerobic pyrolysis chamber, wherein the outer end of the conveying pipeline extends into the isolation room, and the driving cylinder is in the power room;
a gas discharge pipe is disposed in the isolation room, the lower part of the gas discharge pipe is connected with a gas discharge port at the bottom of the isolation room, the gas discharge port is connected with a spray column, a gas outlet of the spray column is connected with an air inlet of a coal gas discharge and feed fan, and an air outlet of the coal gas discharge and feed fan is connected with a combustor; and an inspection port is disposed on the top of the isolation room which is vertically opposite to the gas discharge pipe;
two water spray pipes are mounted in the inspection port on the top of the isolation room, one of the water spray pipes extends into the gas discharge pipe, the other one of the water spray pipes extends to an inner floor of the isolation room, and a bio-oil discharge port is disposed at the inner floor of the isolation room;
a conveying sleeve is mounted along the axis in the conveying pipeline, one end of the conveying sleeve protrudes from the conveying pipeline, and the other end of the conveying sleeve extends into the anaerobic pyrolysis chamber and is fixed to a discharge plate by welding; a spiral plate is disposed in the conveying pipeline, the vertical intersection angle between the spiral plate and the conveying pipeline is 5°-15° sinistrally, and the height of the spiral plate is 20-30% of the diameter of the conveying pipeline; and a screw conveyor is disposed on the outer face of the isolation room, the screw conveyor passing through the isolation room and extending into the conveying sleeve;
an activated steam conveying pipe is mounted along the axis in the driving cylinder, an inner end plate of the activated steam conveying pipe is in close contact with a baffle ring of the driving cylinder, and a fixing plate of the activated steam conveying pipe is in connection with the outer end of the driving cylinder;
a wireless temperature transmitter is mounted on the fixing plate, a sensing element of the wireless temperature sensor is horizontally mounted along the activated steam conveying pipe and extends into the anaerobic pyrolysis chamber; and
the outer end of the activated steam conveying pipe is connected with an external steam pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,213,815

METHOD OF CLEANING THE INLET TO A THRUSTER WHILE IN OPERATION

1. A method for cleaning the inlet for one or more thrusters increasing the velocity of flowing waters in a channel in a first direction comprisingusing said one or more thrusters to draw a portion of said waters into one or more inlets of said one or more thrusters and increasing the velocity of said portion of said waters in a first direction within said one or more thrusters and sending said portion of said waters with said increased velocity out of one or more outlets,
said one or more thrusters having a housing with a centerline,
mixing said portion of said waters with said increased velocity back into the remainder of said waters to increase the average velocity of said waters in said first direction,
and cleaning one or more of said one or more inlets of debris without slowing said flowing water in said channel by reversing the flow in said one or more thrusters in said first direction by drawing said portion of said waters into said one or more thrusters at proximately ninety degrees to said first direction and discharging said portion of said waters through said inlets at proximately ninety degrees from said first direction.