US Pat. No. 11,065,699

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUTTING TRUE WITH A ROUND SAW

Saw Add LLC, Olympia, WA...


1. A circular-saw control system comprising:a plurality of sensors, each sensor to measure a sawing force near an end of a saw arbor carrying a plurality of saw blades, the sensors to measure forces in at least two different directions;
a workpiece drive system to hold a workpiece through the plurality of saw blades at a feed speed; and
a motion control system to receive measurements of the forces from the plurality of sensors and adjust the feed speed to improve process results.

US Pat. No. 11,065,698

BLADE CLAMP FOR RECIPROCATING SAW

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...


1. A blade clamp for use with a power tool having a reciprocating spindle, the blade clamp comprising:a cover rotatably coupled to the spindle;
a detent received within a bore of the spindle, the detent movable in a radial direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the spindle to adjust the blade clamp between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration,
wherein the cover is rotatable between a first rotational position relative to the spindle coinciding with the locked configuration, and a second rotational position relative to the spindle coinciding with the unlocked configuration; and
a sleeve in which the detent is slidably received, wherein the sleeve includes a non-corrosive material for inhibiting corrosion of the detent.

US Pat. No. 11,065,697

KEY CUTTING APPARATUS

ICONX LTD, Silsden (GB)


1. Key cutting apparatus for cutting a new key to replicate an existing key, the apparatus comprising:an optical reader to read a shape of the existing key, the reader determining a type of key blank to be cut and a required shape for the blank to be cut to;
a blank storage arrangement for retaining a supply of a number of different types of key blanks, the blank storage arrangement including:a plurality of magazines configured to receive a plurality of key blanks stacked in substantially identical alignment, with a respective magazine for respective types of key blank, the magazines including a slot to enable a single key blank to be ejected from the stack of key blanks; and
a plurality of dispensers for the plurality of magazines configured to eject key blanks from the magazines, at least one of the plurality of dispensers including an ejector which is slidably movable in the slot to engage with and move the single key blank, wherein the ejector includes a face engageable with a head of a key blank and two arms engageable with sides of a shank of the key blank, the key cutting apparatus further comprising:

a key cutter configured to cut a new key from a blank ejected by and obtained from the at least one of the plurality of dispensers in accordance with a determined required shape of the existing key; and
a key carrying arrangement configured to fetch a required key blank from the blank storage arrangement, configured to take the required key blank to the key cutter, and configured to deliver the cut key from the key cutter to an outlet to deliver a new key to a customer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,696

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR REMOVING A PORTION OF A STRUCTURE


1. A drilling assembly configured to be received by a first elongated member attached to a portion of a structure and to remove the portion of the structure, comprising:a second elongated member including a first cavity configured to receive the first elongated member;
an outer shaft assembly including a second cavity configured to receive the second elongated member;
a shaft chuck that is removably attachable to the outer shaft assembly and that includes a third cavity; and
a collar member that is disposed on the second elongated member and that is configured to be received in the third cavity, wherein a tapered wall member of the shaft chuck forms the third cavity that is tapered, and the collar member is tapered to fit into the third cavity with exterior surfaces of the collar member abutting against the tapered wall member when the collar member is received in the third cavity.

US Pat. No. 11,065,695

POSITIONING JIG


1. A positioning jig comprising:a pinion body having a length perpendicular to a height;
a pair of arms translatably received within the pinion body for translating relative to the pinion body parallel to the length;
a pinion within the pinion body and engaged with the arms for providing a rack and pinion mechanism including the arms;
a jig body translatably connected with the pinion body for translating the jig body relative to the pinion body parallel to the height, the jig body having at least one aperture defined therein for locating a target point to the at least one aperture in a workpiece on which the jig body is positioned; and
a stop on each of the pair of arms for abutting the workpiece to locate the jig with respect to the workpiece;
wherein each stop being rotatably engaged with the respective arm for engaging with the workpiece to locate the positioning jig with respect to the workpiece on surfaces of the work piece at varying angles as between the surfaces;
the arms are separated from each other along the width of the pinion body;
the pinion is located intermediate the arms along the width of the pinion body for rotating the pinion about a pinion axis when the arms are translated relative to the pinion body along the length; and
the pinion axis is defined along the height, the height being perpendicular to the width of the pinion body and the length of the pinion body.

US Pat. No. 11,065,694

ALIGNMENT SYSTEM, DRILLING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DRILLING A HOLE THROUGH A GANG CHANNEL

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. An alignment system, comprising:a coupler, configured to be attached to a drill;
an arm assembly having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is attached to the coupler;
a foot, attached to the second end of the arm assembly and extending perpendicular to the arm assembly;
a first gang channel, comprising:a first elongated base, comprising a first surface, configured to contact a workpiece positioned between a drill bit of the drill and the first gang channel, and a second surface facing away from the first surface;
a first pair of parallel legs, extending from the first elongated base in a first direction, perpendicular to each of the first surface and the second surface, the first pair of parallel legs defining a first channel therebetween; and
a first plurality of threaded receptacles, configured to be removably coupled to the first gang channel;

a second gang channel comprising:a second elongated base, comprising a third surface, configured to contact the workpiece positioned between the drill bit of the drill and the second gang channel, and a fourth surface facing away from the third surface;
a second pair of parallel legs, extending from the second elongated base in a second direction, perpendicular to each of the third surface and the fourth surface, the second pair of parallel legs defining a second channel therebetween; and
a second plurality of threaded receptacles, configured to be removably coupled to the second gang channel;

a plurality of alignment pins, comprising a first alignment pin, configured to be coupled to the first gang channel, and a second alignment pin, configured to be coupled to the second gang channel,
wherein:the plurality of alignment pins is configured for insertion into a plurality of pre-drilled holes in the workpiece so as to locate, via the first alignment pin, the first gang channel relative to the workpiece during a drilling operation, or to locate, via the second alignment pin, the second gang channel relative to the workpiece during the drilling operation, and
each of the plurality of alignment pins comprises a threaded end that is configured to be threaded into one of the first plurality of threaded receptacles of the first gang channel or one of the second plurality of threaded receptacles of the second gang channel; and

a drill block, comprising a guide portion and an attachment portion,
wherein:the attachment portion is coupled directly to the foot,
the guide portion of the drill block has a first end portion and a second end portion,
the first end portion of the guide portion extends from the second end portion of the guide portion,
the second end portion of the guide portion is coupled to the attachment portion,
the first end portion of the guide portion has a first-end-portion width and a first-end-portion length,
the second end portion of the guide portion has a second-end-portion width and a second-end-portion length,
the second-end-portion width is greater than the first-end-portion width,
the second-end-portion length is greater than the first-end-portion length,
the first end portion of the guide portion and the second end portion of the guide portion both have a square cross-sectional shape,
the guide portion extends away from the foot in a direction toward the coupler,
the first end portion of the guide portion of the drill block comprises a planar end surface,
the drill block has only a single recess,
the single recess is defined in the planar end surface of the drill block and is coaxial with the attachment portion of the drill block,
the first end portion of the guide portion of the drill block is configured to be received between the first pair of parallel legs of the first gang channel when the second end portion of the guide portion is placed in contact with an end surface of each leg of the first pair of parallel legs of the first gang channel,
when the first end portion of the guide portion of the drill block is received between the first pair of parallel legs of the first gang channel, rotation of the guide portion of the drill block relative to the first gang channel is limited by the first pair of parallel legs,
a part of the second end portion of the guide portion is configured to be received between the second pair of parallel legs of the second gang channel when the first end portion of the guide portion of the drill block is received between the second pair of parallel legs of the second gang channel and abuts the fourth surface of the second gang channel,
when at least the part of the second end portion of the guide portion is received between the second pair of parallel legs of the second gang channel, rotation of the guide portion of the drill block relative to the second gang channel is limited by the second pair of parallel legs,
the foot comprises a first portion, having a first-portion-width, and a second portion having a second-portion-width that is less than the first-portion-width,
the first portion of the foot has a first-portion surface that faces the coupler configured to be attached to the drill,
the arm assembly is attached to the first portion of the foot,
the second portion of the foot extends from the first portion of the foot toward a longitudinal axis of the drill block and is perpendicular to the arm assembly,
the second portion of the foot comprises a second-portion surface that faces the coupler configured to be attached to the drill,
the first-portion surface and the second-portion surface are substantially parallel to each other,
the first portion of the foot and the second portion of the foot each have a length measured in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the drill block,
the length of the first portion of the foot is greater than the length of the second portion of the foot,
the second-portion surface is located farther away from the coupler than the first-portion surface,
the attachment portion has a length measured in the direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the drill block,
the length of the attachment portion is greater than the length of the second portion of the foot,
the attachment portion protrudes from the foot in the direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the drill block,
the second portion of the foot extends from the first portion of the foot such that two concave corners are formed in a surface of the foot that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the drill block,
the attachment portion of the drill block is removably coupled directly to the second portion of the foot, and
the arm assembly comprises a first tubular structure and a second tubular structure, separated from each other by a gap,
the guide portion of the drill block lies in a virtual plane that passes between the first tubular structure and the second tubular structure, without intersecting the first tubular structure and the second tubular structure.


US Pat. No. 11,065,693

CUTTING TOOL SHIM AND CUTTING TOOL

Sumitomo Electric Hardmet...


1. A cutting tool shim to be disposed between a cutting insert and a holder and to be fixed to the holder,the cutting tool shim including a top surface on which the cutting insert is to be mounted,
the cutting insert including a flank face and a rake face continuous with the flank face,
a ridgeline between the flank face and the rake face forming a cutting edge,
the cutting edge including an arc-shaped portion,
a coolant supply path for jetting coolant to the arc-shaped portion being provided in the cutting tool shim, the coolant being supplied from the holder,
the coolant supply path includinga lead-in port for leading the coolant from the holder to the coolant supply path, and
a jetting port for arc-shaped portion for jetting the coolant to the arc-shaped portion,

the jetting port for arc-shaped portion having a curved shape along the arc-shaped portion,
a distance between the jetting port for arc-shaped portion and the arc-shaped portion in a direction perpendicular to the top surface being not less than 2.2 mm and not more than 8.1 mm, wherein
the cutting edge further includes a linear portion continuous with the arc-shaped portion,
the coolant supply path further includes a jetting port for linear portion for jetting the coolant to the linear portion, and
the jetting port for arc-shaped portion is separated from the jetting port for linear portion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,692

DIAMOND-COATED TOOL

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMET...


1. A diamond-coated tool comprising: a substrate; and a diamond layer that coats the substrate, whereinthe diamond layer includes a first region that is in contact with the substrate,
the first region includes a region S1 surrounded by an interface P between the substrate and the diamond layer and an imaginary plane V1 separated from the interface P by a distance of 2 ?m,
the region S1 has crystal grains grown in random directions,
the first region includes diamond grains having a volume average grain size r1 of more than or equal to 0.1 ?m and less than or equal to 2 ?m,
the diamond layer includes a second region formed on the first region,
the second region includes one or more unit layers,
the unit layers include a first unit layer that is in contact with the first region, and
a ratio (r1/r2) of the r1 and r2 is more than or equal to 0.05 and less than or equal to 20, where the r2 represents a volume average grain size of diamond grains included in the first unit layer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,691

CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THE SAME

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...


1. A cutting tool, comprising:a holder having a shape extending from a first end to a second end and comprising a pocket located at a side of the first end;
a cutting insert located at the pocket;
a clamp member configured to fix the cutting insert to the pocket; and
a flow path comprising an inflow port and an outflow port,
whereinthe holder further comprises a screw hole and a first surface located closer to a side of the second end than the screw hole and inclined downward as going farther from the cutting insert,
the clamp member comprises a screw configured to engage with the screw hole and a clamp,
the clamp comprises a through hole where the screw is inserted, a front end configured to engage with the cutting insert, and a second surface configured to come into contact with the first surface,
the flow path further comprises a first flow path located in the holder, a second flow path located in the clamp, and a third flow path that is a pipe connecting the first flow path and the second flow path,
the pipe comprises a first end part located in the first flow path and a second end part located in the second flow path,
the first flow path comprises a first coupling part comprising a first coupling port where the first end part is inserted,
the first flow part further comprises a first step part,
the second flow path comprises a second coupling part comprising a second coupling port where the second end part is inserted,
the second coupling part further comprises a second step part, and
inner diameters of the first step part and the second step part are smaller than an outer diameter of the pipe.


US Pat. No. 11,065,690

POWDER DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...


1. A powder deposition apparatus comprising:a build plate;
a powder source;
a recoater arm formed from ferromagnetic material; and
an energy beam,
wherein the recoater arm is configured to deliver a layer of powder from the powder source across a working surface of the build plate prior to the energy beam fusing a predetermined portion of the delivered powder layer, and the recoater arm comprises a magnetic portion, the magnetic portion comprises at least one first electromagnet, and the or each first electromagnet is configured to be activated on each n'th pass of the recoater arm across the working surface of the build plate, where n is an integer, the first electromagnet disposed on the recoater arm in such a manner so as to collect particles abraded from the recoater arm, and
wherein the magnetic portion is positioned in a part of the recoater arm that contacts the working surface of the build plate, and
wherein at the end of each delivery pass the recoater arm is configured to deliver any powder material not deposited across the working surface of the build plate into a powder recovery chute, and
wherein the powder recovery chute comprises at least one second electromagnet, and
wherein the at least one first electromagnet extends along an axial length of the recoater arm and is positioned at a leading edge of the recoater arm.

US Pat. No. 11,065,689

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH POLYGON AND GALVO MIRROR SCANNERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...


1. An additive manufacturing system comprising:a platform;
a dispenser to dispense a plurality of layers of feed material on a top surface of the platform;
a light source to generate a first light beam and a second light beam;
a polygon mirror scanner configured to direct the first light beam to impinge a layer of the feed material on the platform;
a galvo mirror scanner configured to direct the second light beam to impinge the layer of the feed material on the platform; and
a controller coupled to the light source, the polygon mirror scanner and the galvo mirror scanner, the controller configured to cause the light source and polygon mirror scanner to apply the first light beam to a region of the layer of feed material, and to cause the light source and galvo mirror scanner to apply the second light beam to at least a portion of the region of the layer of feed material.

US Pat. No. 11,065,688

NANO-PARTICLES CONTAINING CARBON AND A FERROMAGNETIC METAL OR ALLOY

BASF CORPORATION, Florha...


1. A process for the production of a nano-particle comprising a metal-carbon particle, wherein the metal-carbon particle comprises ferromagnetic metal particles at least partly encapsulated within graphitic carbon, wherein the process comprises:impregnating a carbon containing body with an aqueous solution of a metal precursor;
drying the impregnated body; and
after drying the impregnated body, heating the impregnated body in a gas atmosphere at a temperature of above 700° C. to reduce a metal compound in the impregnated body to the ferromagnetic metal particles and to at least partly encapsulate the ferromagnetic metal particles within the graphitic carbon, wherein the gas atmosphere consists of inert gas.

US Pat. No. 11,065,687

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING METAL PRODUCT WITH TWO BLANKS

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...


1. A method for manufacturing metal product comprising:providing powder and binding agent, and mixing the powder and binding agent as a feed;
heating the feed to a plastified state, and injecting the feed in a mold cavity of a first injection mold to form a first blank, and injecting the feed in a mold cavity of a second injection mold to form a second blank;
welding the first blank and the second blank together to form a built-up blank;
degreasing the built-up blank to remove the binding agent therein; and
sintering the degreased built-up blank and obtaining the metal product;
wherein the first blank comprises a base and a supporting pillar protruding from the base, the second blank comprises a first inserting hole and a second inserting hole aligned with the first inserting hole, the second hole is larger than the first inserting hole and equivalent in size to a size of a heating and pressurizing equipment, the second blank is disposed on the first blank, the supporting pillar passes through the first inserting hole and protrudes from the second inserting hole, the second blank is spaced apart from the base, the first blank and the second blank are bonded together to form a built-up blank by heating and applying pressure to the supporting pillar by the heating and pressurizing equipment.

US Pat. No. 11,065,685

SLINGER RING

Plansee SE, Reutte (AT)


1. A slinger ring for a melt spinning apparatus, the slinger ring comprising:a cylindrical main element composed of a refractory metal or a refractory metal-based alloy;
said main element having a circumferential surface running in a tangential direction and being delimited in an axial direction by two end faces; and
said main element being mechanically shaped in a deformation process, with a degree of deformation of said main element in a radial direction being greater than a degree of deformation in the axial direction;
wherein an average circumference-side grain aspect ratio, which is obtained in a plan view onto said circumferential surface, is smaller than an average end-face-side grain aspect ratio, which is obtained in a plan view onto one of said two end faces.

US Pat. No. 11,065,683

DECORING MACHINE FOR DECORING CAST WORKPIECES, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CAST WORKPIECES

Fill Gesellschaft m.b.H.,...


1. A decoring machine (1) for decoring cast workpieces (2), comprising:a machine frame (3), which is installable at a machine base (4);
a machine table (6), which is coupled to the machine frame (3) by means of a mounting bracket (7), wherein the machine table (6) is mounted by means of the mounting bracket (7) so as to be movable relative to the machine frame (3) at least in a main direction of movement (5);
a first eccentric mass (10), which is mounted in a rotatable manner on the machine table (6);
a second eccentric mass (12), which is mounted in a rotatable manner on the machine table (6), wherein the second eccentric mass (12) is driven in the opposite direction to the first eccentric mass (10);
a workpiece carrier (21) for receiving the cast workpiece (2) to be decored, wherein

the workpiece carrier (21) is coupled to the machine table (6) by means of a rotary mounting (22), wherein the rotary mounting (22) is configured in such a way that the workpiece carrier (21) is mounted so as to be rotatable about a horizontal axis of rotation (23) relative to the machine table (6).

US Pat. No. 11,065,682

FORMING OF BATTERY COMPONENTS

TBS ENGINEERING LIMITED, ...


1. A cast on strap machine comprising:a molten metal delivery apparatus;
a battery plate positioning device;
a mould comprising a plurality of mould cavities; and,
a mould loading apparatus arranged to move the mould between an internal, in use, configuration within the delivery apparatus, and a configuration in which the mould is external to the delivery apparatus to allow access to the mould; and,
wherein the mould loading apparatus comprises an elevator arranged to raise/lower the mould between at least a first height corresponding to a plane of the in use configuration of the mould, defined by a base member below the delivery apparatus, and a second height where the mould is positioned below the plane of the base member of the delivery apparatus to allow removal of the mould.

US Pat. No. 11,065,681

BRAKE CARRIER CASTING AND A METHOD OF MAKING A BRAKE CARRIER CASTING

Meritor Heavy Vehicle Bra...


1. A brake carrier casting comprising:a first side portion;
a second side portion that is spaced from the first side portion, thereby defining a plane of a brake rotor;
a first bridge and a second bridge that connect the first side portion to the second side portion, wherein the first bridge is spaced from the second bridge and the first side portion, the second side portion, the first bridge, and the second bridge cooperate to define an opening:
a casting joint line disposed around an internal surface of the brake carrier casting, the internal surface including:a surface of the first side portion facing the opening,
a surface of the second side portion facing the opening,
a surface of the first bridge facing the opening, and

a surface of the second bridge facing the opening;
wherein the casting joint line has a first joint line portion disposed on the surface of the first side portion facing the opening, a second joint line portion disposed on the surface of the first bridge facing the opening, a third joint line portion connecting an end of the first joint line portion to an end of the second joint line portion, and a fourth joint line portion connecting the end of the first joint line portion to the end of the second joint line portion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,680

MESH FOR WEAR RESISTANCE IN COMPONENTS AND COMPONENTS INCLUDING THE WEAR RESISTANT MESH

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...


1. A wear resistant mesh for construction of a machine component comprising:a plurality of inserts, each insert having an insert wear surface; and
a web connecting the inserts to one another and maintaining geometry and spacing of the inserts to position each insert wear surface at a machine component wear surface of the machine component of which the mesh will form a part, non initial wear surfaces of the machine component being devoid of inserts.

US Pat. No. 11,065,679

VACUUM SYSTEM FOR DIE CASTING MOLD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A vacuum system for a die casting mold forming vacuum inside a cavity formed between a fixed mold and a movable mold, the vacuum system comprising:a ventilation assembly disposed between the cavity and a vacuum pump and mounted between the fixed mold and the movable mold and configured to decrease a flow rate of molten metal when the molten metal filled in the cavity flows in; and
a vacuum pump forming the vacuum inside the ventilation assembly, wherein the ventilation assembly includes: a first body mounted on any one mold between the fixed mold and the movable mold, having a first seating surface formed on a lower inner surface contacting the molten metal, and having an upper guide end protruding stepwise from the first seating surface on an upper inner surface and a plurality of first grooves formed inside the upper guide end to be perpendicular to a flow direction of the molten metal, a first sub-body mounted on the first seating surface, having a lower guide end connected to the upper guide end, and having a plurality of first protrusions formed inside the lower guide end to be perpendicular to the flow direction of the molten metal, a second body mounted on the other mold of the fixed mold and the movable mold, having a second seating surface formed on a lower inner surface contacting the molten metal to correspond to the first seating surface, and having a plurality of second grooves formed to be perpendicular to the flow direction of the molten metal, a second sub-body mounted on the second seating surface and having a plurality of second protrusions formed to be perpendicular to the flow direction of the molten metal, and a cover coupled to tops of the first and second bodies and having a suction port which is in communication with the vacuum pump.

US Pat. No. 11,065,678

DYNAMIC MOLD SHAPE CONTROL FOR DIRECT CHILL CASTING

WAGSTAFF, INC., Spokane ...


17. A system for imparting a bend in sidewalls of adjacent mold assemblies, the system comprising:a first actuator to apply equal and opposite forces along a first axis;
a second actuator to apply equal and opposite forces along a second axis parallel to the first axis;
a first mold sidewall with a first force receiving member to receive a first force from the first actuator and a second force receiving member to receive a first force from the second actuator;
a second mold sidewall with a third force receiving member to receive a second force from the first actuator and a fourth force receiving member to receive a second force from the second actuator, wherein the first force from the first actuator is equal and opposite to the second force from the first actuator, wherein the first force from the second actuator is equal and opposite to the second force from the second actuator,
wherein the first actuator and the second actuator are disposed between the first mold sidewall and the second mold sidewall.

US Pat. No. 11,065,677

AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY CELL AND ASSEMBLY LINE FOR PRODUCING SAND MOLDS FOR FOUNDRIES

NEMAK, S.A.B. DE C.V., N...


1. A mold assembly cell for preparing a mold for metal casting, from sand cores and other mold components, comprising a turntable which is structured to be cyclically positionable to at least three mold assembly stations; programmable turntable robots in at least one of said assembly stations for progressively assembling said mold by securing a plurality of sand cores and/or other components of said mold to an incipient mold package and wherein said assembly stations are arranged along a circular path within said assembly cell, within close proximity to and within reaching distance of said robots, said turntable being capable of rotating in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction, wherein said turntable having cutouts towards the center of said turntable, said programmable turntable robots being positioned for handling and positioning said sand cores and/or other mold components into said incipient mold package in a predetermined assembly sequence, at said assembly stations; and means for withdrawing said incipient or complete mold package from said assembly cell for continuing its assembly in another assembly cell or for its further processing or for carrying out said metal casting.

US Pat. No. 11,065,675

ORBITAL FORGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR ORBITAL FORGING, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HUB UNIT BEARING USING METHOD FOR ORBITAL FORGING, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VEHICLE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)


1. A method for orbital forging using an orbital forging device, comprising:a frame having a reference axis,
a swinging shaft having a center axis, an end section on one side in an axial direction thereof, and an end on the other side in the axial direction, the center axis arranged to be inclined with respect to the reference axis,
a convex spherical seat having one side section in the axial direction of the swinging shaft, the other side section in the axial direction of the swinging shaft, and a convex spherical surface section provided on the other side section, the convex spherical seat connected to the end section on the one side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft to be coaxial with the swinging shaft,
a molding die comprising a machining surface section in a side surface on the one side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft, the molding die connected to the side surface on the one side of the convex spherical seat to be coaxial with the swinging shaft,
a concave spherical seat fixed to the frame and comprising a concave spherical surface section which spherically engages with the convex spherical surface section and an insertion hole to which the swinging shaft is inserted, and
a driving mechanism assembled in the frame and connected to the end section on the other side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft to provide driving force to the end section on the other side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft for rotating a connected body of the swinging shaft, the convex spherical seat, and the molding die around the reference axis,
wherein
the driving mechanism comprises a rotating body supported to the frame rotatably around the reference axis, a retention hole provided in the rotating body and to which the end section on the other side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft is inserted, and a rolling bearing provided between the retention hole and the end section on the other side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft, and the end section on the other side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft is supported to the rotating body by the rolling bearing in a state where a movement thereof toward the one side in the axial direction is prevented,
the end section on the other side in the axial direction of the swinging shaft supported with respect to the driving mechanism in a state where a movement thereof toward the one side in the axial direction is prevented, and
the rotating body has a case member supported to the frame to rotate around the reference axis, and a bearing holder having the retention hole, the bearing holder detachably fixed to the case member,
wherein the method of orbital forging comprises a step of plastically deforming a cylindrical section provided in an end section in an axial direction of a shaft member outward in a radial direction thereof to form a crimped portion, wherein
by using the orbital forging device, the molding die is pressed down to the end section in the axial direction of the cylindrical section of the shaft member in a state where the center axis of the molding die is inclined to the center axis of the shaft member to a predetermined angle and the rotating body, supporting the swinging shaft, is rotated.

US Pat. No. 11,065,674

FASTENING TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...


1. A fastening tool configured to fasten a workpiece via a fastener, the fastener having a pin and a cylindrical part, the fastening tool comprising:a fastener-abutment part configured to abut on the cylindrical part;
a pin-gripping part disposed to be movable along a driving axis relative to the fastener-abutment part and configured to grip a portion of the pin, the driving axis extending in a front-rear direction of the fastening tool;
a motor;
a driving mechanism configured to be driven by power of the motor to move the pin-gripping part rearward along the driving axis relative to the fastener-abutment part, thereby fastening the workpiece via the fastener;
an input-accepting part configured to accept setting information for a control condition of the motor, the setting information being inputted via an operation part configured to be externally operated by a user; and
a motor-control part configured to control operation of the driving mechanism by controlling driving of the motor according to the control condition based on the setting information accepted by the input-accepting part, wherein
the fastening tool is configured to use, as the fastener, a shaft-retaining multi-piece swage type fastener, in which the pin and the cylindrical part are formed separately from each other,
the pin includes a shaft part and a head, the shaft part having no small-diameter part for breakage, the head being formed on one end of the shaft part, the cylindrical part having a hollow cylindrical shape engageable with the shaft part,
the input-accepting part is configured to accept, as the setting information, setting information for a threshold of a pulling force of the pin-gripping part pulling the shaft part,
the motor-control part is configured to control operation of the driving mechanism to move the pin-gripping part gripping the shaft part rearward relative to the fastener-abutment part such that the fastener-abutment part presses the cylindrical part engaged with the shaft part in an axial direction and radially inward, thereby swaging the cylindrical part onto the shaft part and thus fastening the workpiece between the head and the cylindrical part, and
the motor-control part is further configured to control operation of the driving mechanism to terminate a rearward relative movement of the pin-gripping part when the pulling force exceeds the threshold, and to move forward the pin-gripping part gripping the shaft part with the cylindrical part swaged thereto, relative to the fastener-abutment part.

US Pat. No. 11,065,673

HOT STEEL FORGING IN HORIZONTAL PRESS


1. A forging process for obtaining a part from changing of a metal tube shape, wherein a portion of the part to be obtained is 2 to 2.1 times the a diameter and thickness of the metal tube, comprising the following steps:heating a portion of the metal tube meant to be changed in shape to have an end heating temperature between 1300° C. and 1400° C.;
pressing the heated portion for bringing the heated portion closer to a pre-defined geometry of the part to be obtained; and
subjecting the heated and pressed portion of the part to a second pressing for obtaining the portion of the part to be obtained with the pre-defined geometry of the part to be obtained;
subjecting the heated and pressed portion of the part to a third pressing for obtaining the portion of the part to be obtained with the pre-defined geometry of the part to be obtained;
selectively subjecting the heated and pressed portion of the part to a fourth pressing for obtaining the portion of the part to be obtained with the pre-defined geometry of the part to be obtained;
wherein the pressing is performed by a horizontal-type press,
wherein the partially heated metal tube is subject to radial deformation to obtain a difference ranging from 2 to 2.1 times of the diameter, or thickness, or the diameter and the thickness of the metal tube to be changed in shape,
wherein the metal tube is a steel tube,
wherein the partial heating of the steel tube is made in an electric induction oven, and
wherein forging the partially heated steel tube is carried out in 60 seconds.

US Pat. No. 11,065,672

PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING OF SEGMENTS FOR CARBON THRUST BEARING


1. A process of manufacturing of segments for carbon thrust bearing comprising the following steps:a) cutting of stainless steel round bars/strips/logs to form steel billets;
b) heating of the steel billets obtained in step (a) at 900° C.-1000° C. in an induction furnace;
c) carrying out a hot forging process on the steel billets obtained in step (b) using forging dies for forming segments of a desired shape;
d) carrying out a stress relieving process on the segments obtained in step (c) at a temperature of 545° C.-555° C. to reduce internal residual stress and to prevent formation of excessive thermal stress;
e) carrying out a hardening process after the stress relieving process on the segments obtained in step (d) at a temperature of 1040° C. to increase the hardness and toughness and to acquire uniform grain structure of the segments;
f) carrying out a tempering process after the hardening process on segments obtained in step (e) at a temperature of 245° C.-255° C. to reduce brittleness and excess hardness;
g) implementing a grinding process after the tempering process on the segments obtained in step (f) to acquire a finished surface of the segments;
h) implementing a lapping process and a polishing process successively on the segments obtained in step (g) to obtain a mirror-like surface of the segments.

US Pat. No. 11,065,671

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....


1. A method of manufacturing a heat dissipation device comprising the following steps:preparing a first titanium metal sheet and a second titanium metal sheet and carrying out a cleaning operation on the first and second titanium metal sheets;
performing a heat treatment on the cleaned first and second titanium metal sheets;
stamping the first titanium metal sheet to form a plurality of raised sections thereon;
bonding a titanium metal mesh to one surface of the second titanium metal sheet;
performing a surface modification treatment on the first and the second titanium metal sheet and the titanium metal mesh, so that at least one coating is formed on a surface of each of the first titanium metal sheet, the second titanium metal sheet, and the titanium metal mesh, wherein the first and the second titanium metal sheets and the titanium metal mesh are positioned in an atmosphere furnace and argon gas is supplied into the atmosphere furnace at positive-pressure, and the atmosphere furnace is then heated for a while, so that a reduction reaction due to overheating occurs on the surfaces of the first and the second titanium metal sheets and the titanium metal mesh to form anatase TiO2 nanorods on the surfaces of the first and second titanium metal sheets and the titanium metal mesh;
closing a surface of the first titanium metal sheet having the raised sections onto the surface of the second titanium metal sheet having the titanium metal mesh bonded thereto; and
carrying out seam welding, working fluid filling, vacuumizing, and sealing.

US Pat. No. 11,065,670

OUTWARD DIRECTION PIPE FITTING SWAGE MACHINE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Trinity Bay Equipment Hol...


1. A system comprising:a pipe fitting configured to be secured to a pipe segment, wherein the pipe fitting comprises:a grab ring having a grab notch;
a fitting jacket configured to be conformally deformed around tubing of the pipe segment that defines a pipe bore and a fluid conduit implemented in a tubing annulus of the tubing to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the pipe segment; and
another a fitting jacket configured to be conformally deformed around other tubing of another pipe segment to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the other pipe segment; and

a swage machine, wherein the swage machine comprises:a grab plate having a grab tab configured to matingly interlocked with the grab notch on the grab ring of the pipe fitting to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the swage machine;
a die plate comprising a die that opens away from the grab plate;
a swaging actuator secured to the die plate, wherein the swage machine is configured to operate the swaging actuator to move the die plate over the fitting jacket of the pipe fitting in an outwardly axial direction away from the grab plate of the swage machine to facilitate conformally deforming the fitting jacket around the tubing of the pipe segment;
another die plate comprising another die that opens away from the grab plate of the swage machine;
another swaging actuator secured to the other die plate, wherein the swage machine is configured to operate the other swaging actuator to move the other die plate over the other fitting jacket of the pipe fitting in another outwardly axial direction away from the grab plate to facilitate conformally deforming the other fitting jacket around the other tubing of the other pipe segment;
a first support plate, wherein the swaging actuator of the swage machine is secured between the first support plate and the die plate of the swage machine;
a first support rod secured to the grab plate and the first support plate of the swage machine such that the first support rod extends through the die plate of the swage machine to enable the die plate to slide between the grab plate and the first support plate;
a second support plate, wherein the other swaging actuator of the swage machine is secured between the second support plate and the other die plate of the swage machine; and
a second support rod secured to the grab plate and the second support plate of the swage machine such that the second support rod extends through the other die plate of the swage machine to enable the other die plate to slide between the grab plate and the second support plate.


US Pat. No. 11,065,669

FORWARD STROKE PIPE FITTING SWAGE MACHINE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Trinity Bay Equipment Hol...


1. A system comprising:a pipe fitting configured to be secured to a pipe segment, wherein the pipe fitting comprises:a grab ring having a grab notch; and
a fitting jacket configured to be conformally deformed around tubing of the pipe segment that defines a pipe bore and a fluid conduit implemented in a tubing annulus of the tubing to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the pipe segment; and

a swage machine, wherein the swage machine comprises:a grab plate having a grab tab configured to matingly interlocked with the grab notch on the grab ring of the pipe fitting to facilitate securing the pipe fitting to the swage machine;
a die plate in which a die is loaded;
a swaging actuator secured to the die plate, wherein the swage machine is configured to operate the swaging actuator to push the die plate over the fitting jacket of the pipe fitting to facilitate conformally deforming the fitting jacket around the tubing of the pipe segment via one or more forward strokes;
a support plate, wherein the die plate of the swage machine is disposed between the grab plate and the support plate of the swage machine and the swaging actuator is secured between the support plate and the die plate of the swage machine; and
a support rod secured to the grab plate and the support plate of the swage machine such that the support rod extends through the die plate of the swage machine to enable the die plate to slide between the grab plate and the support plate.


US Pat. No. 11,065,668

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING A NACELLE LEADING EDGE

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...


1. A method for forming a nacelle leading edge, comprising:positioning a preform between a punch and a die, the punch and the die annularly disposed about a first axis;
moving, relatively, at least one of the punch and the preform towards the other of the punch and the preform along the first axis so that a portion of the preform is formed over a leading edge of the punch; and
rotating the punch so that the punch is annularly disposed about a second axis, different than the first axis.

US Pat. No. 11,065,667

OFFSET NOTCH BRIDGING CONNECTOR

Simpson Strong-Tie Compan...


1. A building connection (1) comprising:a. a substantially vertical wall stud (2) having:i. a central web (3) having an opening (8), a first side face (6) and a second opposed side face (96);
ii. a first side flange (9) integrally attached to the central web (3); and
iii. a second side flange (99) integrally attached to the central web (3);

b. a substantially horizontal channel-shaped bridging member (11) passing through the opening (8) in the central web (3) of the wall stud (2);
c. a bridging connector (19) contacting the central web (3) of the wall stud (2) and fastened to the bridging member (11), the bridging connector (19) comprising:i. a first body part (20) having:(a) a first inner edge (23) and a first outer edge (101); and
(b) a central portion (111) bounded at least in part by the first inner edge (23) and a first boundary bend (33);

ii. a second body part (220) having a second inner edge (223) and a second outer edge (201);
iii. a first web-interface notch (134) having a first edge (136) at least partially coincident with a portion of the first inner edge (23) of the first body part (20), the first edge (136) extending from a first innermost point (137) where the first edge (136) joins a second edge (236), the first edge (136) extending from the first innermost point (137) toward the first side flange (35), the second edge (236) being at least partially coincident with a portion of the second inner edge (223) of the second body part (220), the second edge (236) extending from the first innermost point (137), the first edge (136) facing the first side face (6) of the central web (2) and the second edge (236) facing the second opposed side face (96) of the central web (3);
iv. a second web-interface notch (234) having a third edge (336) at least partially coincident with a portion of the first inner edge (23) of the first body part (20), the third edge (336) extending from a second innermost point (237) where the third edge (336) joins a fourth edge (436), the fourth edge (436) being at least partially coincident with a portion of the second inner edge (223) of the second body part (220), the fourth edge (436) extending from the second innermost point (237), the third edge (336) facing the first side face (6) of the central web (2) and the fourth edge (436) facing the second opposed side face (96) of the central web (3);
v. a neck (32) that joins the first body part (20) to the second body part (220) between the first and second web-interface notches (134 and 234), wherein:(a) the first and second web-interface notches (134 and 234) are longitudinally offset so that the first web-interface notch (134) is closer to the first outer edge (101) than the second web-interface notch (234) is, and the second web-interface notch (234) is closer to the second outer edge (201) than the first web-interface notch (134), so that the central web (3) of the substantially vertical wall stud (2) is held by the first and second web-interface notches (134 and 234) with increased frictional engagement.



US Pat. No. 11,065,666

BURRING METHOD AND BURRING DEVICE

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...


1. A burring method, comprising: disposing a sheet-shaped workpiece formed with a through hole such that a punch is positioned on one sheet thickness direction side of the workpiece and a pad is positioned on the opposite side to the one sheet thickness direction side of the workpiece; and forming a flange by moving the punch toward the opposite side relative to the workpiece and extruding a peripheral rim of the through hole in the workpiece with the punch in a state in which the peripheral rim of the through hole is pressed by the punch and the pad in the sheet thickness direction of the workpiece; wherein a spacer is provided at a top face of the punch or at a face of the pad opposing the punch, and the spacer is positioned inside the through hole in the forming of the flange; and a thickness of the spacer is thinner than the sheet thickness of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 11,065,665

PROGRESSIVE DIE MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LAMINATED IRON CORES BY USING SAME

KURODA PRECISION INDUSTRI...


1. A progressive die machine including an upper die assembly provided with a plurality of punches for blanking lamination sheets into a prescribed shape from a strip of sheet material that is conveyed in an intermittent manner and a lower die assembly provided with dies for cooperating with the plurality of punches, the progressive die machine comprising:a pilot hole punch of the plurality of punches for punching a pilot hole in the strip for a positioning of the strip;
a provisional blanking punch of the plurality of punches for provisionally blanking each lamination sheet from the strip formed with the pilot hole without completely separating the lamination sheet from the strip;
a counter punch provided in the lower die assembly and configured to press the lamination sheet against the provisional blanking punch when provisionally blanking the lamination sheet;
a stripper plate for separating the strip from the provisional blanking punch after provisionally blanking the lamination sheet, the stripper plate defining a through hole receiving the provisional blanking punch for reciprocating movement therein, the stripper plate including a surface having a first portion configured to contact the strip and a second portion defining a recess surrounding the through hole such that the second portion does not contact a region of the strip forming an outer peripheral part of the lamination sheet; and
a full blanking punch of the plurality of punches for completely separating the lamination sheet that has been provisionally blanked from the strip;
wherein at least a part of the outer peripheral part of the provisionally blanked lamination sheet is formed with a connecting portion connected to the strip, and
wherein the recess is configured so that the provisionally blanked lamination sheet and an inner peripheral part of the strip surrounding the provisionally blanked lamination sheet move into the recess.

US Pat. No. 11,065,664

METAL SHEET MOLDING METHOD

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


1. A molding method of a metal sheet for obtaining a molded item including a reduced-thickness portion where thickness is reduced by applying crush machining to the metal sheet using a punch and a die,wherein a machining surface of the die is provided:with a pair of inclined surfaces facing each other across a gap, and
a flat surface interposed between the pair of inclined surfaces,

wherein each inclined surface in the pair:comprises an inner end portion on a side near the flat surface and an outer end portion on a side farther away from the flat surface, and
is inclined in a direction to protrude farther from the flat surface from the inner end portion toward the outer end portion, and
comprises a notched portion formed in the inclined surface in a longitudinal direction,

wherein the molding method comprises:a mounting step of mounting the metal sheet on the die in a manner to span both of the inclined surfaces in the pair, and
a pressing step of forming a reduced-thickness portion by bringing the punch close to the die and pressing the metal sheet between the punch and each of the inclined surfaces in the pair,

wherein the pressing step comprises setting a bottom dead center of the punch in a manner to maintain a state in which a gap is formed between the inner end portion and a surface of the metal sheet facing the inner end portion,
wherein the molded item comprises a continuously variable transmission element that comprises:a body having a thinned portion and a side surface that slides on a rib of a continuously variable transmission,
a neck that protrudes from a top end portion of the body, and
a head that is wider than the neck and connected to the neck,

wherein the continuously variable transmission element sandwiches a metal belt between the body and the head,
wherein the mounting step and the pressing step comprises forming the thinned portion as the reduced-thickness portion,
wherein the notched portion is formed in each inclined surface from the outer end portion toward the inner end portion, and
wherein the molding method further comprises a punching step for punching an outline shape of the continuously variable transmission element in the metal sheet, while leaving behind at least part of thick portions formed in the pressing step to be thicker than the reduced-thickness portion, by mounting the thick portions at a position facing the notched portions in the mounting step.

US Pat. No. 11,065,663

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SHAPING WORKPIECES BY MEANS OF MAGNETIC PULSE FORMING

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...


1. An apparatus for forming a workpiece, comprising:a single installation, wherein the single installation includes:a first magnetic forming device which comprises a first forming tool and a first magnetic tool;
a second magnetic forming device which comprises a second forming tool and a second magnetic tool;
wherein the first magnetic forming device is configured to form the workpiece in a first magnetic forming process;
wherein the second magnetic forming device, subsequent to the first magnetic forming process, is configured to further form the workpiece in a second magnetic forming process;
a first changeover device, wherein the first changeover device changes over the first and the second magnetic tools in the single installation; and
a second changeover device, wherein the second changeover device displaces and/or rotates and/or pivots the first and the second forming tools in the single installation;
wherein the first forming tool is disposed on a first movable tool table and the second forming tool is disposed on a second movable tool table;
wherein the first magnetic forming device and the second magnetic forming device are disposed in the single installation during both of the first magnetic forming process and the second magnetic forming process;
wherein the first magnetic tool and the second magnetic tool are disposed directly mutually adjacent to each other in the single installation during both of the first magnetic forming process and the second magnetic forming process;
and wherein the first forming tool is disposed on the first movable tool table in the installation during both of the first magnetic forming process and the second magnetic forming process and the second forming tool is disposed on the second movable tool table in the installation during both of the first magnetic forming process and the second magnetic forming process.


US Pat. No. 11,065,662

PRESS FORMING METHOD FOR COMPOUND MATERIAL

OHSUNG DISPLAY CO, LTD., ...


1. A press forming method for a composite material including an upper metal layer, a resin layer, and a lower metal layer having an end point, a folded point and a bent point, the method comprising:cutting edges of the upper metal layer and the resin layer using a cutter such that the resin layer is cut relatively more than the upper metal layer;
bending the upper metal layer toward the lower metal layer; and
folding the lower metal layer at the folded point by an angle of 180 degrees using a hemming die to form a folded portion; and
bending upwardly the lower metal layer at the bent point having a first distance between the bent point and the folded point and a second distance between the bent point and the end point to form a bent portion, wherein a side surface of the upper metal layer is shielded by the lower metal layer, the first distance being longer than the second distance,
wherein a height defined from the bent point of the bent portion to the folded point of the folded portion of the lower metal layer is greater than a combined thickness of the upper metal layer and the resin layer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,661

MODIFIABLE GOLF CLUB HEAD

Sumitomo Rubber Industrie...


1. A method of modifying a golf club head, the method comprising:engaging a bending tool with the golf club head, the golf club head comprising a top portion, a striking face including a face center and being generally coplanar to a virtual striking face plane, and a sole including a leading edge and a trailing edge; and
bending at least a portion of the sole by applying force using the bending tool to cause plastic deformation of the sole,
wherein the plastic deformation changes a contour of an exterior surface of the sole.

US Pat. No. 11,065,660

PRODUCTION INSTALLATION HAVING A CLAMPING TOOL AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING A TOTAL LENGTH OF A BENDING EDGE OF THE CLAMPING TOOL


1. A production installation for producing workpieces from sheet metal by forming in a bending operation, comprising:a bending machined with a fixed machine frame, a lower clamping beam and with an upper clamping beam, wherein at least one of the clamping beams is adjustable relative to the machine frame in order to clampingly hold the workpiece to be manufactured,
a clamping tool with at least one lower clamping jaw and with an upper clamping jaw set from comprising several first upper clamping jaws and at least one second upper clamping jaw, and each of the at least one lower clamping jaw, the first upper clamping jaws, and the at least one second upper clamping jaw comprising a base body, wherein the at least one lower clamping jaw is held on the lower clamping beam and the first upper clamping jaws and the at least one second upper clamping jaw of the upper clamping jaw set are held on the upper clamping beam, and wherein the at least one second upper clamping jaw in a direction of a longitudinal extension of the clamping beams on a first end section comprises a first clamping jaw part movable relative to its base body from a working position to a pull-out position, wherein a longitudinal extension of the upper clamping jaw set is shorter in the pull-out position than in the working position, and
wherein a bending edge aligned in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the clamping beams is formed by the upper clamping jaw set when the first upper clamping jaws are in the working position, and a first partial bending edge of the bending edge is respectively formed by each first upper clamping jaw as well as a second partial bending edge is formed by the at least one second upper clamping jaw in the working position, and
a bending unit, said bending unit being adjustable relative to the clamping tool for performing a bending operation,
wherein
the at least one second upper clamping jaw further comprises a second clamping jaw part movable relative to its base body from the working position in the pull-out position on its second end section arranged at a distance from the first end section in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the clamping beams,
at least one first upper clamping jaw is respectively arranged on both sides of the at least one second upper clamping jaw in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the clamping beams, and wherein
the first upper clamping jaws respectively comprise a first horn at least on their first end regions facing away from the at least one second upper clamping jaw, said first horn being formed to project from the respective base body of the first upper clamping jaw in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the clamping beams.

US Pat. No. 11,065,659

HARSH ENVIRONMENT ENCLOSURE


8. A harsh environment sensor system, comprising:a housing having an end wall, a pair of opposed sidewalls, a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sensor compartment having a sensor opening;
a door hinged to an inner surface of the top wall proximate the sensor opening;
a linkage assembly, including:a door lever having an elongate first end portion connected to the door, a laterally extending second end portion, and an elbow portion positioned therebetween, wherein the second end portion extends toward the top wall;
a pivot arm having a proximal end portion rotatably connected to an interior surface of the housing and a distal end portion rotatably connected to the elbow portion; and
a linear actuator having a first actuator end portion connected to an interior surface of the end wall and a second actuator end portion connected to the laterally extending second end portion;
wherein the linear actuator is positioned with respect to the door lever and pivot arm to move the door to an open position when extended and a closed position when retracted, and wherein the pivot arm and door lever are positioned in an over-center configuration when the door is in the closed and open positions; and

a sensor module disposed within the sensor compartment.

US Pat. No. 11,065,658

NOTCHING EQUIPMENT FOR STEEL STRIP, METHOD OF NOTCHING STEEL STRIP, COLD ROLLING FACILITY, AND METHOD OF COLD ROLLING

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...


1. Notching equipment for a steel strip for forming notches at both edge portions of a joint in a steel-strip width direction, the joint at which a trailing end of a preceding steel strip and a leading end of a succeeding steel strip are joined to each other, the equipment comprising:a shearing device that is configured to perform shearing on both edge portions in the steel-strip width direction including the joint to form a first notch; and
a grinding device that is configured to grind end surfaces of both the edge portions of the joint in the steel-strip width direction to form a second notch.

US Pat. No. 11,065,655

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR CLEANING

ECOSERV TECHNOLOGIES, LLC...


1. A cleaning apparatus comprising:a base rotatable about a base axis of rotation;
an extendable arm;
a nozzle assembly; and
a cleaning arm supported on the extendable arm and supporting the nozzle assembly, wherein the cleaning arm comprises:a nozzle support connected to the extendable arm;
at least two first arm members, wherein each arm member is attached to the nozzle support, and wherein each first arm member is rotatable about an arm axis of rotation relative to the nozzle support, and wherein
the arm axes of rotation of the at least two first arm members are offset from each other; and
at least one sensor configured to detect a position of the nozzle assembly based on rotation at least one of the at least two first arm members,

wherein the extendable arm is extendable along an extendable arm axis that is parallel to the base axis of rotation such that a distance between the nozzle support and the base is adjustable, and
wherein the base axis of rotation is not parallel to the first axes of rotation of the at least two first arm members.

US Pat. No. 11,065,654

IN SITU VAPOR DEPOSITION POLYMERIZATION TO FORM POLYMERS AS PRECURSORS TO VISCOELASTIC FLUIDS FOR PARTICLE REMOVAL FROM SUBSTRATES

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...


1. A method for cleaning a substrate comprising:supplying a vapor to a processing chamber to grow a polymer film on the substrate in the processing chamber using initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD);
supplying a water vapor and optionally an additive to the processing chamber while supplying the vapor;
adding a solution to the polymer film on the substrate to create a viscoelastic fluid on the substrate; and
removing the viscoelastic fluid to remove particle contaminants from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,065,653

CLEANING APPARATUS, CLEANING METHOD, AND IMAGING APPARATUS

Sony Group Corporation, ...


1. A cleaning apparatus comprising:an injector configured to perform a foreign material removal operation to remove foreign material adhering to a surface by injecting a fluid; and
processing circuitry configured to:acquire a digital image signal representing an image formed by an imaging unit and including foreign material adhering to the surface;
extract a contour of an imaged object based upon the digital image signal;
determine that the imaged object corresponds to a foreign material adhering to the surface of an imaging lens of the imaging unit based on a feature of the extracted contour;
determine an adhesion condition of the foreign material adhering to the imaging lens based upon the determination; and
set a foreign material removal operation based on a determination result of the processing circuitry;

wherein the injector is configured to perform the foreign material removal operation based on the removal operation setting by the processing circuitry;
wherein the processing circuitry modifies a non-zero fluid injection pressure of the injector according to the determined adhesion condition by switching from a first fluid injection pattern to a second fluid injection pattern according to the determined adhesion condition of the foreign material; and
wherein the first and the second fluid injection pattern each comprises a plurality of pulses, with a first pulse of the plurality of pulses having a greater pressure than at least one subsequent pulse.

US Pat. No. 11,065,652

ENDOSCOPE CLEANING STATION HAVING LEAK TESTER AND HIGH-PRESSURE PORT

9485562 Canada Inc., Can...


1. An endoscope cleaning station for cleaning an endoscope, the station comprising:a sink having an inlet connected to a water supply for filling the sink and a drain for draining the sink;
a fill solenoid for controlling a flow of water to the inlet of the sink;
a detergent pump and detergent valve that cooperate to selectively dispense detergent into another flow of water thus creating a detergent solution;
a manifold for injecting the detergent solution into the endoscope;
a lumen solenoid for controlling the flow of the detergent solution to the manifold;
a pressure regulator disposed downstream of the lumen solenoid and upstream of the manifold to reduce a pressure of the detergent solution delivered to the manifold; and,
a high-pressure port configured to be connected to a narrow channel of the endoscope, the high-pressure port receiving detergent solution that bypasses the pressure regulator via a conduit so that the detergent solution exiting the high-pressure port into the narrow channel has a higher pressure than the pressure of the detergent solution delivered to the manifold.

US Pat. No. 11,065,651

VEHICLE-TOWED PORTABLE POWER-WASHING APPARATUS


1. A vehicle-towed portable pressure-washing apparatus, comprising:a portable platform comprising a vehicle coupling;
a liquid tank positioned on the platform;
one or more pressure washers positioned on the platform and connected to the liquid tank, each pressure washer comprising a gasoline-powered motor and a high-pressure pump that is driven by the motor and that pumps liquid from the liquid tank and pumps out the liquid into one or more connections under a high pressure;
a cleaning chamber positioned on the portable platform, the cleaning chamber further comprising:two walls substantially parallel to each other; and
one or more swivel heads attached to each of the walls, each of the swivel heads comprising an end connected to one of the connections and an opposite end comprising a rotatable hollow shaft;
one rotary arm mounted on each of the swivel heads, each of the arms comprising a hollow rotatable bar set onto the rotatable hollow shaft, each of the hollow bars comprising a substantially straight central portion and a bent portion formed on each of the ends of the substantially straight central portion, wherein the bent portions are offset from the substantially straight central portion with respect to two axis, each of the arms further comprising a spray nozzle mounted upon an end of each of the bent portions of the hollow bar and angled relative to the substantially straight central portion in the two axis, the angled spray nozzles pointing into different directions, wherein the pump pushes the liquid through the connection connected to that swivel head through the hollow bar of that arm, and through the angled spray nozzles of that arm, causing an ejection of the liquid from the angled spray nozzles of that arm in a plurality of streams directed at an object within the cleaning chamber, and wherein the ejection of the streams from the angled spray nozzles causes a rotation of that arm and the rotatable hollow shaft upon which the hollow rotatable bar of that arm is set; and

a plurality of belt conveyors that carry the object in through, and out of the cleaning chamber, the object having a plurality of surfaces, the surfaces comprising a bottom surface, a top surface, and side surfaces, wherein two of the plurality of the belt conveyors are separated by a gap, wherein the liquid ejected from one or more of the angled spray nozzles hits at least a portion of the bottom surface of the object when the object passes over the gap and wherein the liquid ejected from one or more of the angled spray nozzles hits at least a portion of each of the remaining ones of the plurality of surfaces of the object as the object is carried through the cleaning chamber by one or more of the plurality of belt conveyors.

US Pat. No. 11,065,650

NOZZLE CLEANING DEVICE AND NOZZLE DRYING METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...


1. A nozzle management machine which manages suction nozzles used to hold an electrical component in an electrical component mounting machine, the machine comprising:a nozzle storing device that stores a plurality of suction nozzles;

a nozzle inspecting device that inspects the suction nozzles stored or to be stored in the nozzle storing device; anda defective nozzle storage device that stores defective nozzles which are suction nozzles determined as defectives based on the inspection results obtained by the nozzle inspecting device,
wherein the nozzle inspecting device is configured to
perform a tip portion state inspection which inspects a state of a tip portion of a suction nozzle, and
perform a necessary retreat force inspection which inspects the force necessary for retreat of the tip portion of a suction nozzle in a case where the tip portion of the suction nozzle retreats against a biasing force, and
wherein the defective nozzle storage device includes a plurality of storage units for storing defective nozzles which are different from one another in terms of inspection items that are determined to be defective.

US Pat. No. 11,065,649

IMPLEMENT FOR CLEANING LIVESTOCK FEED BUNKS


18. An implement for cleaning livestock feed bunks, comprising:a frame;
a transverse shaft rotatably supported by the frame, said shaft having an outer end portion extending laterally from one side of the frame;
a drive motor connected to an inner end portion of said shaft for rotatably driving the shaft; and
a plurality of strips of flexible material connected to a mounting structure on the outer end portion of the shaft and arranged to rotate with the shaft so that free ends of the strips of flexible material strike debris in the feed bunk and fling the debris from the feed bunk as the shaft rotates;
wherein said plurality of strips of flexible material comprise a plurality of baler belt sections that are attached to the mounting structure on the outer end portion of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,065,648

BLOWER SYSTEM TO SEPARATE CONSTITUENTS OF AGRICULTURAL BIOMASS

Sorting Robotics Inc., V...


11. A method for separating material by using variable airflow, the method comprising:placing a material onto a separation tray, the separation tray comprising:a separation tray seal interface;
a separation tray;
a separation sieve, comprising a mesh or screen material, which extends the across the entirety of the opening of the separation tray;
the separation sieve having openings of a size which would allow air to pass through the separation sieve while not allowing the material to pass through;

the material comprising light material of a low ballistic coefficient, heavy material of a high ballistic coefficient and particulate of a lower ballistic coefficient than the light material;
the light material comprising leaves;
the heavy material comprising flowers and stems;
positioning the separation tray into a tray seal mounting assembly, comprising an upper seal and a lower seal, wherein the upper seal attaches the separation tray to a separation chamber and the lower seal attaches the separation tray to an airflow enclosure;
controlling airflow characteristics of one or more fans mounted within the airflow enclosure, lifting the material into the separation chamber from the separation tray;
adjusting the airflow characteristics of the one or more fans based on a moisture content of the material, and a mass and drag area of the light material and the heavy material;
separating the light material from the heavy material by controlling the airflow characteristics of the one or more fans, and the orientation of a diverter assembly;
diverting the light material, through one or more first diverter ducts, the one or more first diverter ducts connecting the diverter assembly with one or more first centrifugal force appliers;
circulating the light material in the one or more first centrifugal force appliers, further separating the light material from residual particulates;
pulling particulate from the one or more first centrifugal force appliers into a particulate collection receptacle by controlling a particulate fan assembly;
collecting the light material that has fallen from the one or more first centrifugal force appliers into one or more first aggregate material receptacles;
changing the airflow characteristics of the one or more fans and the diverter assembly orientation;
diverting the heavy material, through one or more second diverter ducts, the one or more second diverter ducts connecting the diverter assembly with one or more second centrifugal force appliers;
circulating the heavy material in the one or more second centrifugal force appliers, further separating the heavy material from residual particulates;
pulling particulate from the one or more second centrifugal force appliers into the particulate collection receptacle by controlling the particulate fan assembly; and
collecting the heavy material that has fallen from the one or more second centrifugal force appliers into one or more second aggregate material receptacles.

US Pat. No. 11,065,647

ADJUSTABLE VIBRATORY DRIVE SYSTEM

TEREX GB LIMITED, Dungan...


1. A vibratory drive system comprisinga plurality of rotatable drive shafts each having a centre of mass offset from its rotational axis;
a respective drive mechanism coupled to a respective one of said drive shafts for rotating the respective one of said drive shafts; and
a controller for operating at least one of said drive mechanisms to control the rotational speed of the respective one of said drive shafts;
wherein said controller is configured to adjust the rotational speed of at least one of said drive shafts to adjust the relative angular position of the respective centre of mass of at least two of said drive shafts; and
wherein at least one of the drive mechanisms comprises a reversible hydraulic motor mounted on an end of the respective shaft and being operable by the controller to rotate the respective drive shaft in either one of two rotational directions.

US Pat. No. 11,065,646

SIEVING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Cubility AS, Sandes (NO)...


1. A sieving apparatus (1) arranged for separating solid particles above a predetermined size from a fluid, the solids-containing fluid is carried across at least one shaker panel (15) comprising a sieving cloth (12) attached to a sieving cloth frame (14), the shaker panel (15) secured to a frame (16), the sieving apparatus (1) comprises:a shaking device (18) connected directly to the frame (16) for transmitting a shaking motion from the frame to the at least one shaker panel (15);
an inlet portion (3) for receiving solids-containing fluid;
a discharge portion (5) for solids that have been carried across the at least one shaker panel (15) and an outlet portion for fluid that has passed through the shaker panel (15);
at least one endless sieving cloth (20) arranged for rotating around at least two spaced-apart turning-rollers (22) of which at least one is connected to a motor, wherein a longitudinal axis of the turning-rollers (22) extends substantially in perpendicular to a longitudinal axis (L) of the sieving apparatus (1);
the shaker panel (15) is arranged over at least a portion of the at least one endless sieving cloth (20), the shaker panel is arranged in the frame (16), the inlet portion (3) of the sieving apparatus (1) being in connection with the shaker panel (15), so that the solids-containing fluid is supplied from the shaker panel (15) to the endless sieving cloth (20); and
a pumping device (26) in fluid communication with a suction nozzle (24) which is located proximate an underside of the endless sieving cloth (20) between two of the turning-rollers (22), to produce a fluid flow through at least a portion of the endless sieving cloth (20).

US Pat. No. 11,065,645

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING MECHANICAL PULSES

Les Solutions Medicales S...


1. A method for generating a mechanical wave for treating a lesion in a blood vessel, comprising:generating, using a wave generator, at least one high amplitude broadband mechanical pulse;
coupling the at least one high amplitude broadband mechanical pulse into a proximal end of a non-dispersive transmission member, at least a section of the non-dispersive transmission member being inserted into the blood vessel, a distal end of the non-dispersive transmission member being positioned adjacent to the lesion in the blood vessel;
propagating the at least one high amplitude broadband mechanical pulse into the non-dispersive transmission member from the proximal end to the distal end thereof; and
transmitting the at least one high amplitude mechanical pulse at the distal end of the non-dispersive transmission member to thereby treat the lesion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,644

METHOD FOR EXCITING PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS AND SOUND-PRODUCING ARRANGEMENT

Weber Ultrasonics GmbH, ...


1. A method for the excitation of one or a plurality of transducers (7), said transducers (7) being designed for generation of sound waves and exhibiting operating frequencies that define a transducer frequency range, the method comprising:generating an electrical excitation signal for the transducers (7) with a generator (9) which has an electrical connection (8) to the transducers (7) and a frequency sweep function for the generation of an electrical excitation signal with a variable excitation frequency (1), and supplying said excitation signal to the transducers (7),
the generator (9) carrying out an integral number of frequency sweeps at an adjustable sweep rate in a frequency sweep range between a minimum frequency (fmin) and a maximum frequency (fmax), defining a target frequency within the frequency sweep range,
selecting the minimum frequency (fmin), the maximum frequency (fmax) and the target frequency (fZiel) such that a first frequency difference (?f1) between the minimum frequency (fmm) and the target frequency (fZiel) in a first number of frequency sweeps from a total number of frequency sweeps, differs in terms of magnitude from a second frequency difference (?f2) between the maximum frequency (fmax) and the target frequency (fZiell), and
modifying at least one of the minimum frequency (fmin), the maximum frequency (fmax), or the target frequency (fZiel) after at least one said frequency sweep in such a way that an arithmetic mean of the first frequency differences (?f1) formed over all the frequency sweeps carried out and an arithmetic mean of the second frequency differences (?f2) formed over all the frequency sweeps carried out are substantially equal in terms of magnitude.

US Pat. No. 11,065,643

ULTRASONIC IMAGING AND ENERGY DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD

ACOUSTIIC INC., Pacific ...


1. An ultrasonic device comprising:a driving circuit to provide drive power;
a first transducer array to generate ultrasonic waves toward a target, the first transducer array being connected to receive power from the driving circuit; and
a second transducer array to detect reflected or elicited ultrasonic waves traveling toward the ultrasonic device from the target, and to generate a signal based on the detected ultrasonic waves, the second transducer array being acoustically transmissive and disposed over the first transducer array such that the generated ultrasonic waves pass through the second transducer array, wherein the driving circuit is disposed on a first side of the first transducer array, and
the second transducer array is disposed on a second side of the transducer array opposite the first side.

US Pat. No. 11,065,642

MULTICOLOR FIXTURE FINISHES

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...


1. A method of applying a multi-color finish to a plumbing fixture comprising:depositing a first coating on the plumbing fixture;
selectively applying a masking material in a graduated fashion over at least a portion of the first coating to define a gradient from a first portion of the plumbing fixture that is substantially completely covered by the masking material to a second portion of the plumbing fixture that has substantially no masking material;
depositing a second coating over the masking material; and
removing the masking material from the plumbing fixture such that the plumbing fixture has a surface finish including a transition region representing a gradual transition between the first coating and the second coating;
wherein selectively applying the masking material in a graduated fashion comprises spraying the masking material at varying intensities along different angles relative to the plumbing fixture.

US Pat. No. 11,065,641

COIL SPRING MANUFACTURING METHOD AND COIL SPRING MANUFACTURING DEVICE

NHK SPRING CO., LTD., Ka...


1. A coil spring manufacturing method of a vehicle suspension member, the member comprising:a coating bath in which a powder coat is filled;
a circulator which flows the powder coat to form a fluidized bed;
a relative movement mechanism which supports the coating bath; and
a conveyor which conveys a coil spring to the coating bath, the method being characterized in that
while the coil spring is immersed in the fluidized bed in which the powder coat flows for coating,
the fluidized bed includes a vertical stream area including an upstream area in which the powder coat flows from a lower side to an upper side and a downstream area in which the powder coat flows from the upper side to the lower side, the upstream area being formed at a center part of the fluidized bed, the downstream area being formed at an outer peripheral part of the fluidized bed,
the powder coat flowing upstream from the upstream area moves from the center part toward the outer peripheral part of the fluidized bed, on a surface side of the fluidized bed, and the powder coat flowing downstream from the downstream area moves from the outer peripheral part toward the center part of the fluidized bed, on a bottom side of the fluidized bed, and
the coil spring is immersed in the upstream area of the vertical stream area, which is formed at the center part of the fluidized bed, while an end coil of the coil spring faces upward, and the coil spring is periodically subjected to a relative movement with respect to a direction containing components vertical to a central axis of the coil spring so as to transversely cross the upstream area.

US Pat. No. 11,065,640

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR HOT MELT ADHESIVE APPLICATION

Adhezion, Inc., Rockford...


1. A hot melt adhesive dispensing applicator comprising:a nozzle assembly including a hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle having a hot melt adhesive dispensing discharge port defined toward a distal end of said hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle and wherein said nozzle assembly includes a main body including an air inlet, an air cavity surrounding a portion of said hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle such that temperature of air within said air cavity influences flow characteristics of hot melt adhesive in said hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle, a plurality of air outlets, and a dispensing nozzle aperture through which said distal end of said hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle projects so as to dispense hot melt adhesive, wherein said hot melt adhesive nozzle extends through said air cavity;
a heat transfer system having a heat transfer controller, an air intake conduit and an air outlet conduit, said air outlet conduit in fluid communication with said air inlet of said main body, wherein said heat transfer system receives and heats a pressurized air stream;
wherein said air inlet of said main body is configured to direct said pressurized heated air stream into said air cavity surrounding said portion of said hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle;
wherein said plurality of air outlets of said main body are configured to direct said pressurized heated air stream transversely toward hot melt adhesive to be discharged through said discharge port; and
wherein said heat transfer controller is configured to heat said pressurized air stream to maintain at least a support temperature of said pressurized heated air stream in said air cavity surrounding said portion of said hot melt adhesive dispensing nozzle of said main body, wherein said support temperature is sufficient to both maintain said hot melt adhesive in said nozzle at or above a melt temperature of said hot melt adhesive and prevent stringing as said pressurized heated air stream is directed transversely out of the said plurality of air outlets toward hot melt adhesive to be discharged through said discharge port.

US Pat. No. 11,065,639

COATING TREATMENT METHOD, COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM AND COATING TREATMENT APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...


1. A method for coating a top of a substrate with a coating solution, the method comprising:supplying, before a solution film of the coating solution formed on the substrate dries, a solvent for the coating solution to a peripheral portion on the solution film of the coating solution on the substrate while rotating the substrate at a predetermined rotation speed to form a mixed layer of the coating solution and the solvent at the peripheral portion; and
then, controlling a film thickness of the coating solution after drying by rotating the substrate at a rotation speed higher than the predetermined rotation speed to push the mixed layer to an outer peripheral side,
wherein at the step of supplying the solvent to the peripheral portion, the solvent is supplied only during one rotation of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,065,638

APPLICATION DEVICE

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


1. A coating apparatus comprising a nozzle having a flow channel therein, the nozzle configured to discharge a viscous material flowing through the flow channel to apply the viscous material discharged from the nozzle to an object, wherein the flow channel comprises:a first flow channel portion through which the viscous material flows, the first flow channel portion having a rectangular shape in cross-section on an orthogonal plane orthogonal to a flowing direction of the viscous material through the flow channel;
a plurality of second flow channel portions which are smaller than a downstream end of the first flow channel portion and intercommunicate with the downstream end of the first flow channel portion so as to cause the viscous material flowing from the first flow channel portion to flow therethrough;
a discharge portion that intercommunicates with downstream ends of all of the plurality of second flow channel portions and discharges the viscous material flowing from the plurality of second flow channel portions;
an upstream-side flow channel portion provided at an upstream side of the first flow channel portion, the upstream-side flow channel portion having a circular shape in cross-section on the orthogonal plane, and the upstream-side flow channel having a longer cross-sectional diameter on the orthogonal plane than a cross-sectional length of an upstream end of the first flow channel portion on the orthogonal plane, and causes the viscous material to flow to the first flow channel portion; and
a connecting portion which is inclined and configured to connect the upstream-side flow channel portion and the first flow channel portion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,637

SPRAYING TOOLING OF MOTOR VEHICLE WHEEL HUB

CITIC DICASTAL CO., LTD, ...


1. Spraying tooling of a motor vehicle wheel hub, the spraying tooling comprising an assembly line, a plurality of wheel hub bases each capable of moving on the assembly line, a plurality of driving mechanisms each capable of driving one of the plurality of wheel hub bases to rotate at a preset position on the assembly line, a plurality of triggering components each capable of triggering one of the plurality of driving mechanisms to operate, a plurality of maintaining components each capable of maintaining a preset time for one of the plurality of triggering components, and a controller; wherein each of the plurality of wheel hub bases comprises a sliding seat capable of moving on the assembly line and a tray capable of rotating along with rotation of a respective one of the plurality of driving mechanisms, and the tray is rotatably mounted on the sliding seat; and each of the plurality of driving mechanisms and each of the plurality of triggering components are electrically connected to the controller,wherein a bottom of the tray comprises a rotating shaft, an end of the rotating shaft is fixed to the bottom of the tray, another end of the rotating shaft is rotatably mounted to the sliding seat, and the sliding seat comprises a rolling bearing matched with the rotating shaft; and the tray is rotatably mounted to the sliding seat through the rotating shaft;
the assembly line comprises a guide rail, a conveying belt and a first motor, the guide rail is fixed to ground, and the conveying belt moves relative to the guide rail under driving of the first motor; and the sliding seat moves on a surface of the guide rail under driving of the conveying belt;
each of the plurality of driving mechanisms comprises a second motor fixed to a side of the guide rail and a first gear mounted to an output shaft of the second motor, a second gear matched with the first gear is arranged on the rotating shaft in a sleeve manner, and the second gear is fixed to the rotating shaft; and the second motor operates when a respective one of the plurality of triggering components is triggered; and
each of the plurality of triggering components is a proximity switch, and the proximity switch is fixed to the side of the guide rail; and an induction sheet matched with the proximity switch is arranged on the rotating shaft in a sleeve manner, the induction sheet moves in an induction range of the proximity switch when a respective one of the plurality of wheel hub bases moves to the preset position on the assembly line, and the respective one of the plurality of triggering components is triggered.

US Pat. No. 11,065,636

AERIAL FLUID SPRAYING SYSTEM

Wagner Spray Tech Corpora...


1. An aerial paint spraying vehicle comprising:a body;
a rotor configured to rotate and provide a lift force on the body;
a paint reservoir removably coupled to the body and configured to store paint;
a pressure vessel removably coupled to the body and configured to pressurize the paint from the paint reservoir;
a paint applicator assembly configured to receive the pressurized paint and expel the pressurized paint through a spray nozzle towards a target surface; and
a preparatory jet nozzle configured to generate a jet stream that generates a first reactive force that is substantially equal to a second reactive force generated by a paint expulsion from the spray nozzle, wherein the preparatory jet nozzle is configured to generate the jet stream before the paint expulsion from the spray nozzle and cease the jet stream substantially simultaneously when the paint expulsion from the spray nozzle begins.

US Pat. No. 11,065,635

CONTAINER APPENDAGE

FLOCON, INC., Woodstock,...


1. A container appendage engaging a bottle, the bottle having a bottle fitment, the bottle having a handling neck below the bottle fitment, the handling neck having a front surface, a rear surface, first side surface and a second side surface for grasping by a hand, a spray body having a body fitment, the body fitment engaging with the bottle fitment for coupling the spray body with the bottle, the spray body dispensing a liquid from a nozzle upon actuating a trigger, the container appendage, comprising:a mounting ring having an upper surface, a lower surface, an exterior edge and an interior edge for defining a mounting aperture;
a platform member coupled to said mounting ring;
said mounting ring coupling between the bottle and the spray body for defining a mounting ring couple;
said platform member cantilevering above the handling neck and adjacent to the rear surface for defining a rear ergonomical handling member for conforming to the hand and improving ergonomical grasping of the handling neck, actuating the trigger and lifting the spray bottle by the hand;
a first concave side wall coupled to said mounting Hun and said platform member for positioning adjacent the first side surface of the handling neck;
said first concave side wall cantilevering above the handling neck and adjacent to the first side surface of the handling neck for defining a first ergonomical side handling member for conforming to the hand and improving ergonomical grasping of the handling neck, actuating the trigger and lifting the spray bottle by the hand;
a second concave side wall coupled to said mounting ring and said platform member for positioning adjacent the second side surface of the handling neck; and
said second concave side wall cantilevering above said handling neck and adjacent to the second side surface of the handling neck for defining a second ergonomical side handling member for conforming to the hand and improving ergonomical grasping of the handling neck, actuating the trigger and lifting the spray bottle by the hand.

US Pat. No. 11,065,634

CELLPHONE CASE THAT DISPENSES PERFUME


1. A cellphone case that dispenses perfume, the cellphone case comprises of:a cellphone case that has an upper wall, a lower wall, a left wall, and a right wall, a nozzle aperture that is defined in either the left wall or the right wall, a trigger aperture that is defined in the upper wall, and a refill aperture that is defined in the lower wall; and
a flat fluid reservoir that houses in an upper part of the flat fluid reservoir an atomizer nozzle and a push button activator that activates the release of a fluid from the flat fluid reservoir, and a refill inlet valve that is defined on a lower section of the fluid reservoir, the flat fluid reservoir is attached to the cellphone case so that the atomizer nozzle lines up with the nozzle aperture, the push button activator lines up with the trigger aperture, and the refill inlet valve lines up with the refill aperture, the flat fluid reservoir is an integral single piece body.

US Pat. No. 11,065,633

SPRAYING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...


1. A spraying apparatus comprising:a spraying apparatus main body that has a liquid flow passage and a gas flow passage;
a liquid introduction portion that is on a central axis of the spraying apparatus main body, is disposed at a tip of a cylindrical portion forming the liquid flow passage on an inside thereof, and covers an opening of the cylindrical portion;
a gas-liquid spout portion that is disposed at a tip of the spraying apparatus main body, covers the liquid introduction portion, and covers an opening of the gas flow passage;
an annular gas introduction portion that is positioned between the liquid introduction portion and the gas-liquid spout portion, and is in contact with the liquid introduction portion and the gas-liquid spout portion;
a gas-liquid mixer formed of an interior space defined between the liquid introduction portion, the annular gas introduction portion and the gas-liquid spout portion;
a liquid inlet that is provided at at least one position on a downstream-side end surface of the liquid introduction portion, the at least one position being distant from the central axis, wherein the liquid inlet directly communicates with the gas-liquid mixer, and allows a liquid flow flowing through the liquid flow passage to enter the gas-liquid mixer;
a first gas inlet passage that is provided at at least one place in the annular gas introduction portion so as to communicate with the gas flow passage and so as to directly communicate with the gas-liquid mixer, and allows a gas flow flowing through the gas flow passage to enter the gas-liquid mixer, the first gas inlet passage being formed to extend along a tangential direction of an inner peripheral surface of the annular gas introduction portion;
a second gas inlet passage that is provided in the annular gas introduction portion on a downstream side of the first gas inlet passage, communicates with the gas flow passage and directly communicates with the gas-liquid mixer, and has a gas inlet having a predetermined area ratio, the second gas inlet passage being formed to extend in a direction orthogonal to the central axis; and
a spout that is provided in the gas-liquid spout portion, communicates with the gas-liquid mixer, and spouts an atomized liquid in the gas-liquid mixer,
wherein a first gas flow entering from the first gas inlet passage intersects with the liquid flow entering from the liquid inlet and is configured to flow along an inner circumference of the gas introduction portion,
and wherein a second gas flow entering from the second gas inlet passage is configured to rectify turbulence inside the gas-liquid mixer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,632

CONVEYING DEVICE FOR THE CONVEYING OF COATING POWDER, POWDER CENTER WITH THE CONVEYING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR THE CLEANING OF THE POWDER CENTER

Wagner International AG, ...


1. A conveying device for the conveying of coating powder,wherein a powder reservoir container with an outlet is provided, wherein the outlet is arranged on the bottom of the powder reservoir container and forms an inlet opening of a powder outlet channel of the powder reservoir container,
wherein the powder outlet channel is connected to a first powder conveyor for conveying powder out of the powder reservoir container back to a powder storage container,
wherein a second powder conveyor is provided for conveying powder out of the powder reservoir container to a powder applicator.

US Pat. No. 11,065,631

SPRAYING NOZZLE WITH PRE-ATOMIZATION NARROWING, AND SPRAYING HEAD AND SPRAYING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A NOZZLE

EXEL INDUSTRIES, Epernay...


1. A nozzle for spraying a coating product, the nozzle comprising:a tubular body delimiting a connecting orifice to an outside of the nozzle at an upstream end of the nozzle, the tubular body oriented in an axial direction and delimiting internally a through-duct opening in a first axial end of the tubular body through the connecting orifice;
a spraying member delimiting a spraying orifice at a downstream end of the nozzle, said connecting orifice being wider than the spraying orifice, the spraying member delimiting, going from upstream to downstream, a cavity with a cross-section that decreases downstream, followed by a channel with a substantially constant cross-section that fluidly connects the cavity with the spraying orifice, and the nozzle delimiting a passage for circulation of the coating product through the nozzle, the passage opening through said connecting orifice at the upstream end, and through said spraying orifice at the downstream end; and
a pre-atomization insert housed in the through-duct of said tubular body, the pre-atomization insert comprising:a base; and
a finger protruding axially from said base and having a free end opposite said base, the finger being substantially integrally housed in the cavity of said spraying member, the free end of the finger delimiting a pre-atomization narrowing of the passage between said connecting orifice and said spraying orifice, the pre-atomization narrowing being formed by a hemispherical cavity slit by a slot, the pre-atomization narrowing being capable of atomizing the coating product, the pre-atomization narrowing opening into the cavity of said spraying member, the passage broadening at the cavity downstream of the pre-atomization narrowing,


the passage thus comprising, from upstream to downstream:said connecting orifice;
the through-duct;
the pre-atomizing narrowing;
the cavity;
the channel; and
said spraying orifice.

US Pat. No. 11,065,630

TOOL FOR HOLDING A SPRAY PAINTING INSTRUMENT FOR PAINTING AN INTERNAL SURFACE OF A PIPE


1. A tool for holding a spray painting instrument for painting an internal surface of a pipe, the tool comprising: a central hub, wherein the central hub includes a hollow tube for carrying the spray painting instrument and at least two projections extending outwardly from an outer surface of the hollow tube; a first retracting arm and a second retracting arm, corresponding to each of the at least two projections, wherein each of the first retracting arm and the second retracting arm includes a roller attached to a first end thereof, first and second pivot pins, wherein the first pivot pin pivotally attaches the first retracting arm to a first projection at a first end of the first projection; wherein the second pivot pin pivotably attaches the second retracting arm to at least one of the at least two projections;a first fixed pin and a second fixed pin provided on each of the at least two projections; and first and second springs, wherein the first and second springs connect second ends of the first and second retracting arms to the first and second fixed pins respectively, thereby facilitating a pivotal movement of the first and second retracting arms about the first and second pivot pins, said first end of the projection is attached to the first pivot pin at a location between a first end of the first retracting arm and the second end of the first retracting arm,
the spray painting instrument having a spray nozzle, a paint hose, and an air hose, secured in the central hub for uniformly painting in the internal surface of the pipe, and when the tool and the spray painting instrument are inserted inside the pipe such that each roller touches the internal surface of the pipe due to an outward force exerted by each retracting arm, and wherein the tool is movable inside the pipe, and the tool engages curves of the pipe wherein said curves have angles of up to 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 11,065,629

CENTRIFUGE SYSTEM FOR SEPARATING CELLS IN SUSPENSION

Pneumatic Scale Corporati...


1. Apparatus comprising:a single use structure configured for use in a centrifuge system including a multi-use rotatable centrifuge bowl, wherein the single use structure is configured to be positioned in the rotatable centrifuge bowl and to separate within an interior area of the single use structure, cells in a cell culture batch into cell concentrate and cell centrate,
the single use structure in an operative position, including
an upper disc shape portion,
a lower portion,
a cylindrical core intermediate of the upper portion and the lower portion,
a separation chamber in radially surrounding relation of the cylindrical core,
an outer wall, wherein the outer wallextends in fluid tight relation with the upper disc shape portion and bounds the separation chamber,
extends in surrounding relation of the cylindrical core, and has an internal truncated cone shape with a smaller inside radius adjacent the lower portion,

a vertically extending feed tube,
a vertically extending centrate discharge tube,
a vertically extending concentrate discharge tube,
wherein the upper disc shape portion and the outer wall are rotatable within the rotatable centrifuge bowl about a vertical axis,
wherein during rotation of the rotatable centrifuge bowl, the upper disc shape portion and the outer wall rotate relative to each of the feed tube, the centrate discharge tube, and the concentrate discharge tube,
a centrate centripetal pump, wherein the centrate centripetal pump is axially aligned with the cylindrical core, disposed coaxially about the feed tube, and in fluid communication with the centrate discharge tube,wherein the centrate centripetal pump is positioned in the interior area in a centrate centripetal pump chamber, wherein the centrate centripetal pump chamber is in fluid communication with the separation chamber,
wherein during rotation of the rotatable centrifuge bowl, the upper disc shape portion and the outer wall rotate relative to the centrate centripetal pump,

a concentrate centripetal pump, wherein the concentrate centripetal pump is axially aligned with the cylindrical core, disposed coaxially about the feed tube, positioned vertically above the centrate centripetal pump, and in fluid communication with the concentrate discharge tube,wherein the concentrate centripetal pump is positioned in the interior area in a concentrate centripetal pump chamber,
wherein the concentrate centripetal pump chamber is in fluid communication with the separation chamber, and wherein during rotation of the rotatable centrifuge bowl the upper disc shape portion and the outer wall rotate relative to the concentrate centripetal pump.


US Pat. No. 11,065,628

CENTRIFUGE TILE ASSEMBLY

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...


1. A centrifuge tile assembly comprising:a backing plate comprising a generally planar top seating face extending from a front edge of the backing plate toward a vertical seating face of a rear mounting shoulder of the backing plate; and
a wear-resistant tile comprising a front edge, a distal-most rear seating edge opposite the front edge at a peripheral edge of the wear-resistant tile, first and second sides, a continuous and uninterrupted top surface and a generally planar bottom seating face,
wherein the backing plate and the wear-resistant tile define an X-axis parallel with a plane of the generally planar top seating face of the backing plate, parallel with a plane of the generally planar bottom seating face of the wear-resistant tile, and extending parallel to the distal-most rear seating edge of the wear-resistant tile, and a Y-axis parallel with the plane of the generally planar top seating face of the backing plate, parallel with a plane of the generally planar bottom seating face of the wear-resistant tile, and extending normal to the distal-most rear seating edge of the wear-resistant tile, and wherein at least one protrusion extending from the vertical seating face of the backing plate engages at least one opposing recess recessed from the distal-most rear seating edge of the wear-resistant tile to thereby restrict relative movement between the backing plate and the wear-resistant tile in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 11,065,627

PLANAR MAGNETIC SEPARATOR

CYCLOMAG PTY LIMITED, Wo...


1. A separator for extracting magnetic material from an airstream of magnetic material and non-magnetic material, comprising a planar chamber with an inlet port, outlet port and a waste port, and a series of magnets in planes parallel to and on both sides of the chamber, the magnets rotating about a common axis thereby drawing magnetic material around the chamber and towards the outlet port whilst non-magnetic material remains in the airstream and is discharged by the waste port, whereby the magnets on both sides of the chamber are aligned with each another and rotate in unison.

US Pat. No. 11,065,626

MONITORING AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR THE AUTOMATED OPTIMIZATION OF THE GRINDING LINE OF A ROLLER SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

BUHLER AG, Uzwil (CH)


1. A system, comprising:a grinding system including:
control circuitry including data receiving circuitry;at least one roller pair, wherein the at least one roller pair includes two rollers for processing a product, at least one of the rollers including a plurality of sensors for detecting measurement values indicating a state of the at least one of the rollers, each of the rollers including a rotational axis;
a measuring device in a receiving opening of a roller body of the at least one of the rollers of the at least one roller pair for processing the product, the measuring device including at least one of the plurality of sensors for detecting the measurement values indicating a state of the at least one of the rollers, the measurement values from the at least one of the rollers of the at least one roller pair being received from data transmitting circuitry of the measuring device using the data receiving circuitry of the control circuitry, wherein:

the control circuitry is configured to identify at least one of a type of the at least one of the rollers and identification of the at least one of the rollers based on electronically stored data of an identifier,
the plurality of sensors, connected to the control circuitry, including two or more temperature sensors disposed along the rotational axis of the at least one of the rollers for ascertaining at least one of a temperature profile and a temperature gradient of the at least one of the rollers,
the plurality of sensors further include at least one of a vibration sensor and an accelerometer for monitoring at least one of a rotational speed and an acceleration/deceleration of the at least one of the rollers, and
the control circuitry includes machine learning circuitry configured to generate and predict at least one of a remaining service life of the at least one of the rollers, wear parameters of the at least one of the rollers, an operating parameter of the at least one of the rollers, a roller operation and a width of gap between the two rollers of the at least one roller pair, and a parallelism of the two rollers which are optimizable in an automated manner by at least one of the control circuitry and closed-loop control circuitry connected to the control circuitry based on the measurement values which have been received by way of the machine learning circuitry.

US Pat. No. 11,065,625

AUGER FOR GRINDING POLYURETHANE FOR A TIRE FILLING MACHINE

CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MAT...


1. A grinding system for grinding polyurethane, comprising:a single auger for a grinder for a tire filling machine wherein the single auger both grinds polyurethane and transports ground polyurethane, the single auger comprising:a cylindrical column having a first end and a second end; and
a repeating pattern of three flight pairs extending outwardly from the cylindrical column, wherein
(i) the flights are arranged in pairs extending radially outwards from the cylindrical column at 180 degrees to one another, and
(ii) each flight has a sharpened leading edge and a trailing edge in a rotational direction,

wherein the sharpened leading edge of each flight is disposed closer to the first end of the cylindrical column and the trailing edge of each flight is disposed closer to the second end of the cylindrical column, and(iii) all of the flights twist in the same longitudinal direction;

a cylindrical housing around the bottom and sides of the auger, wherein clearance distances between the bottom and sides of the auger and the cylindrical housing therearound are dimensioned to grind the polyurethane therein;
an input section on the cylindrical housing, the input section being positioned above the auger; and
a screen plate at a forward end of the cylindrical housing.

US Pat. No. 11,065,624

CARTON REDUCER/BAG OPENER DEVICE

Scott Equipment Company, ...


1. A package reducing device comprising:a. a hopper having a left side wall, a right side wall, an interior, an exterior, a first lap over ring on said interior of said left side wall, a second lap over ring on said interior of said right side wall, a third lap over ring on said interior of said left side wall and a fourth lap over ring on said interior of said right side wall;
b. a first main shaft traversing between said right side wall and said left side wall, said first main shaft being an axis of rotation for a first pipe shaft secured to said first main shaft in said interior of said hopper, said first pipe shaft having a first pipe shaft diameter dimension being larger than thirteen inches, said first pipe shaft having a first end and a second end, said first end being disposed interior to said first lap over ring and said second end being disposed interior to said second lap over ring, said first pipe shaft having a plurality of first rings, said plurality of first rings extending outwardly from said first pipe shaft, each of said plurality of first rings having a second ring surface, each of said second ring surfaces having a plurality of second recessed ring openings, each of said second recessed ring openings receiving a fastener, said second recessed ring openings being constructed and arranged to dispose said fasteners interior to said second ring surface;
c. a second main shaft traversing between said right side wall and said left side wall, said second main shaft being an axis of rotation for a second pipe shaft secured to said second main shaft in said interior of said hopper, said second pipe shaft having a second pipe shaft diameter dimension being larger than thirteen inches, said second pipe shaft having a third end and a fourth end, said third end being disposed interior to said third lap over ring and said fourth end being disposed interior to said fourth lap over ring, said second pipe shaft having a plurality of second rings, said plurality of second rings extending outwardly from said second pipe shaft, each of said plurality of second rings having said second ring surface;
d. a plurality of first tooth plates, each of said first tooth plates having at least one first tooth, each of said first tooth plates being releasably secured to one of said first rings;
e. a plurality of second tooth plates, each of said second tooth plates having at least one second tooth, each of said second tooth plates being releasably secured to one of said second rings;
f. a first drive motor positioned to said exterior of said hopper, said first drive motor being engaged to said first main shaft, said first drive motor rotating said first main shaft and said first pipe shaft at a first rate of rotation and in a first direction of rotation; and
g. a second drive motor positioned to said exterior of said hopper, said second drive motor being engaged to said second main shaft, said second drive motor rotating said second main shaft and said second pipe shaft at a second rate of rotation and a second direction of rotation, said second rate of rotation being slower than said first rate of rotation, said second direction of rotation being in an inboard direction relative to said first direction of rotation, wherein said at least one first tooth and said at least one second tooth reduce the size of packaging and food transported inside of said packaging upon placement of said packaging in said hopper and contact with said at least one first tooth and said at least one second tooth during rotation of said first pipe shaft and said second pipe shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,065,623

GRINDING BLADE FOR AN ANGLE GRINDER


1. A grinding blade, comprising:a blade body comprising a front surface, a back surface opposite and below the front surface, and a blade mounting hole passing through the front surface and the back surface along a central axis, and further comprising an edge surface distal to the central axis, the edge surface joining the front surface and the back surface, the blade mounting hole sized and shaped for mounting to a powered tool;
a plurality of tooth mounts integral with the blade body and protruding upward and away from the back surface and away from the central axis, each tooth mount of the plurality of tooth mounts comprising a tooth aperture proximate a distal end of the tooth mount and substantially perpendicular to the central axis;
a plurality of blade stops integral with the blade body and protruding upward and away from the back surface and away from the central axis, the blade stops and tooth mounts being equal in number and distributed in alternating fashion proximate the edge surface such that the plurality of tooth mounts has radial symmetry with respect to the central axis and the plurality of blade stops has radial symmetry with respect to the central axis; and
a plurality of cutting teeth, each cutting tooth of the plurality of cutting teeth releasably coupled to the tooth aperture of a different tooth mount of the plurality of tooth mounts and comprising a cutting head on a leading side of the tooth mount, and a releasable fastener on a trailing side of the tooth mount, the releasable fastener coupled to the cutting head by a tooth shank integral with the cutting head and passing through the tooth aperture;
wherein a maximum mount radius is a greatest perpendicular distance between the central axis and a point on one of the plurality of tooth mounts measured perpendicular to the central axis, a maximum stop radius is a greatest perpendicular distance between the central axis and a point on one of the plurality of blade stops measured perpendicular to the central axis, and a maximum body radius is a greatest perpendicular distance between the central axis and a point on the edge surface measured perpendicular to the central axis;
wherein the maximum mount radius is greater than the maximum stop radius, and the maximum stop radius is greater than the maximum body radius;
wherein a back plane is a plane normal to the central axis and containing a majority of the back surface of the blade body;
wherein a maximum mount elevation is a greatest normal distance between the back plane and a point on one of the plurality of tooth mounts measured normal to the back plane, a maximum stop elevation is a greatest normal distance between the back plane and a point on one of the plurality of blade stops measured normal to the back plane, and a maximum body elevation is a greatest normal distance between the back plane and a point on the edge surface measured normal to the back plane;
wherein the maximum mount elevation is greater than the maximum stop elevation, and the maximum stop elevation is greater than the maximum body elevation; and
wherein a cross section of a solid of revolution defined by rotating the plurality of blade stops about the central axis overlaps with at least two thirds of a cross section of a solid of revolution defined by rotating the cutting heads of the plurality of cutting teeth about the central axis.

US Pat. No. 11,065,622

PIPETTE TIP RACK PLATES

BIOTIX, INC., San Diego,...


1. A pipette tip rack plate, comprising:a plate proximal surface, a plate distal surface, multiple sleeves projecting from the plate distal surface, multiple channels and one or more projections in each of the multiple channels, wherein:
each channel terminates at the plate proximal surface and at the plate distal surface is concentric with a respective sleeve of the multiple sleeves;
each of the multiple channels comprise:a first interior wall defining a bore and an interior surface of a respective sleeve of the multiple sleeves wherein the one or more projections project from the interior surface of the respective sleeve and comprise a minimum effective diameter,
a second interior wall defining a counter-bore, wherein the counter-bore is proximal to the bore and comprises a minimum diameter, and
a rim at a junction between the bore and the counter-bore, the rim is between the plate proximal surface and the plate distal surface, is parallel with the plate proximal surface and comprises a pipette tip seating surface;

one or more pipette tips, wherein each pipette tip comprises a proximal region comprising an external diameter or external effective diameter and a distal region comprising an external diameter, and is seated in a respective channel of the multiple channels;
the minimum effective diameter, of the one or more projections in the respective channel of the multiple channels is 0.001 inches to 0.005 inches greater than the external diameter of a distal region of a respective pipette tip of the one or more pipette tips seated in the respective channel of the multiple channels opposing the one or more projections; and
the minimum diameter of the counter-bore of the respective channel of the multiple channels is zero to 0.005 inches greater than the external diameter, or external effective diameter, of a proximal region of a respective pipette tip of the one or more pipette tips seated in the respective channel of the multiple channels opposing the second interior wall of the counter-bore.

US Pat. No. 11,065,621

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE, PRODUCTION METHOD, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...


12. A method for producing a microfluidic device, comprising:arranging (i) a chamber substrate having a fluid chamber configured to receive a fluid and having a fluid opening, (ii) a cover substrate having a punch opening, and (iii) a flexible diaphragm such that the punch opening of the cove substrate is opposite the fluid chamber opening of the fluid chamber, such that the flexible diaphragm is positioned between the chamber substrate and cover substrate, and such that the flexible diaphragm spans the punch opening and the fluid chamber opening; and
arranging a punch unit such that the punch unit is configured to move into the fluid chamber through the punch opening in order to deflect the diaphragm into the fluid chamber so as to enable the fluid to flow out of the fluid chamber when the fluid is received in the fluid chamber,
wherein a channel extends on a side of the flexible diaphragm facing the chamber substrate and fluidically connected to the fluid chamber,
wherein the channel includes a channel extension,
wherein the cover substrate further includes a venting opening that opens into the channel extension,
wherein the punch opening is positioned between the venting opening and the channel, and
wherein the flexible diaphragm does not span the venting opening.

US Pat. No. 11,065,620

REMOVING BUBBLES IN A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Emulate, Inc., Boston, M...


1. A method of reducing bubble volume, comprising:a) providing a microfluidic device comprising a microchannel fluidically connected to an inlet and an outlet, said microchannel comprising a polymer that is substantially gas impermeable, said microchannel comprising a bubble, said bubble having a volume;
b) flowing fluid through said microchannel; and
c) using a first pressure means to apply a first applied pressure at said inlet and a second pressure means to apply a second applied pressure at said outlet such that said flowing fluid under said first applied pressure and under said second applied pressure increases the gas carrying capacity of said fluid and reduces said bubble volume while said bubble is inside said device.

US Pat. No. 11,065,619

CASSETTES WITH OFFSET VIAS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A cassette comprising:a substrate;
a die coupled to the substrate; and
an electrical interconnection pad layout formed on a first side of the substrate comprising:a first row of interconnect pads comprising at least one interconnect pad, each interconnect pad of the first row of interconnect pads being electrically coupled to one of a first set of vias; and
a second row of interconnection pads comprising at least one interconnect pad, each interconnect pad of the second row of interconnect pads being electrically coupled to one of a second set of vias,

wherein the second set of vias electrically coupled to the second row of interconnect pads are offset relative to an alignment of the interconnect pads of the first and second rows.

US Pat. No. 11,065,618

FLOW BALANCING

Fluidic Analytics Limited...


1. A device for controlling a fluid flow in an array of fluid pathways on a microfluidic chip, the device comprising:the array of fluid pathways having two or more inlets and two or more outlets, wherein two or more fluid pathways are combined together on the chip and at least one fluid pathway of the array of fluid pathways is split into multiple fluid pathways on the chip;
two or more resistors provided upstream of the split of the array of fluid pathways of the chip wherein each upstream resistor is configured to provide a resistance at an upstream end of a fluid pathway;
two or more resistors provided downstream of the split of the array of fluid pathways, on the opposite side of the chip wherein each downstream resistor is configured to provide a resistance at a downstream end of a fluid pathway, wherein the values of the resistances are selected in order to control a proportion of fluid that flows through each fluid pathway.

US Pat. No. 11,065,617

FLOW PASSAGE DESIGN FOR MULTI-REACTION BIOLOGICAL DETECTION AND DETECTION METHOD THEREOF

SKYLA CORPORATION HSINCHU...


6. A detection method of a flow passage design for multi-reaction biological detection, wherein the flow passage design is suitable for detecting a first liquid, a second liquid and a third liquid and at least comprises a first temporary tank, a second temporary tank, a third temporary tank, a reaction tank, a first microchannel, a second microchannel and a forth microchannel,wherein the first liquid, the second liquid, and the third liquid are respectively loaded into a first temporary tank, a second temporary tank, and a third temporary tank, the first temporary tank comprises a first temporary tank inlet and a first temporary tank outlet, the second temporary tank comprises a second temporary tank inlet and a second temporary tank outlet, the third temporary tank comprises a third temporary tank outlet, the reaction tank comprises a reaction tank inlet and a reaction tank outlet, the first microchannel is located upstream of the first temporary tank and connects to the first temporary tank and the second temporary tank, the second microchannel is located downstream of the first temporary tank and connects to the reaction tank and the first temporary tank, the fourth microchannel is located upstream of the second temporary tank and directly connects to the third temporary tank and the second temporary tank, and no empty temporary tank is located between the first temporary tank, the second temporary tank and the third temporary tank,
wherein the detection method comprising:
in an initial state, temporarily storing the first liquid in the first temporary tank, temporarily storing the second liquid in the second temporary tank, and temporarily storing the third liquid in the third temporary tank, wherein the first microchannel comprises an outlet end and an inlet end, respectively connecting to the first temporary tank and the second temporary tank, the outlet end of the first microchannel is covered by the first liquid, the inlet end of the first microchannel is covered by the second liquid, and a portion of the first liquid enters the second microchannel; and
rotating the flow passage design around a center of rotation for a first time, such that the first liquid leaves the first temporary tank through the second microchannel due to a centrifugal force and a siphon phenomenon, while the second liquid remains located in the second temporary tank,
wherein a distance between the third temporary tank and the center of rotation is less than a distance between the second temporary tank and the center of rotation, and the distance between the second temporary tank and the center of rotation is less than a distance between the first temporary tank and the center of rotation.

US Pat. No. 11,065,616

METHODS OF MAKING MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...


1. A method of fabricating a microfluidic device, comprising the steps of:receiving a design pattern of the entire microfluidic device;
providing a pair of surfaces, at least one of the surfaces formed of a light transmissive material;
depositing a light sensitive material onto a surface of the pair of surfaces;
placing another surface of the pair of surfaces in contact with the light sensitive material;
providing a light source that is configured to generate a light pattern, which corresponds to the design pattern of the entire microfluidic device;
positioning the pair of surfaces including the light sensitive material there between in relation to the light source to receive light projected therefrom;
using the light source to project at once, the entire light pattern through the surface formed of the light transmissive material and to expose, without a mask, selected areas of the light sensitive material causing photo initiation of a reaction within the selected areas of the light sensitive material leaving certain undesired portions of the material soft, so that the design pattern of the entire microfluidic device is formed into the light sensitive material in only one exposure; and
using pressurized air or vacuum to remove the undesired portions of the light sensitive material while each surface of the pair of surfaces remains in contact with desired portions of the light sensitive material, to form channels, which correspond to the design pattern, within the light sensitive material.

US Pat. No. 11,065,615

ASSAY MODULES HAVING ASSAY REAGENTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

MESO SCALE TECHNOLOGIES, ...


1. A multi-well assay plate comprising a plate body with a plurality of wells defined therein comprising:(a) a plurality of detection wells, wherein each detection well comprises a binding surface having a capture reagent immobilized thereon and
(b) a plurality of reagent reconstitution wells, wherein each reagent reconstitution well comprises a reconstitutable labeled detection reagent,
wherein at least one detection well and one reagent reconstitution well comprises matched capture and detection reagents for measuring an analyte of interest, and wherein said capture reagent and said reconstitutable labeled detection reagent are not in the same well.

US Pat. No. 11,065,614

PIPETTING DEVICE, PIPETTE TIP COUPLER, AND PIPETTE TIP: DEVICES AND METHODS

Hamilton Company, Reno, ...


1. A pipette tip comprising:a circumscribing sidewall with an open interior passage including an interior surface and extending along a central longitudinal axis of the pipette tip between an open proximal end and an open distal end of the pipette tip;a first section formed in the interior surface of the circumscribing sidewall distal to the open proximal end, the first section comprising:a cylindrical upper first portion having a first diameter, wherein the first diameter is greater than or equal to 6.5 mm and less than or equal to 7.1 mm;
a cylindrical lower first portion having the first diameter;
an annular groove interposed between the cylindrical upper first portion and the cylindrical lower first portion; and
the first section having a first length, wherein the first length is greater than or equal to 4.7 mm and less than or equal to 5.3 mm;

a second section comprising:a cylindrical surface formed in the interior surface of the circumscribing sidewall distal to the first section, the second section having a second diameter, and the second section having a second length;
wherein the second diameter is greater than or equal to 5.5 mm and less than or equal to 6.1 mm; and
wherein the second length is greater than or equal to 2.2 mm and less than or equal to 3.0 mm;


a stop shoulder surface formed in the interior surface of the circumscribing sidewall at an interface of the first section and the second section;
a third section comprising:a cylindrical surface formed in the interior surface of the circumscribing sidewall distal to the second section, the third section having a third diameter, and the third section having a third length;
wherein the third diameter is greater than or equal to 4.9 mm and less than or equal to 5.5 mm; and
wherein the third length is greater than or equal to 5.5 mm and less than or equal to 6.0 mm;

a sealing seat formed in the interior surface of the circumscribing sidewall and interposed between the second section and the third section, the sealing seat comprising:an upper annular sealing seat surface edge at an interface with the second section;
a lower annular sealing seat surface edge at an interface with the third section;
a sealing seat surface interposed between the upper annular sealing seat surface edge and the lower annular sealing seat surface edge; and
wherein the upper annular sealing seat surface edge is greater in diameter than the lower annular sealing seat surface edge; and

at least one frustoconical section formed in the interior surface of the circumscribing sidewall adjacent to the third section and between the third section and the open distal end.

US Pat. No. 11,065,613

PIPETTING DEVICE, PIPETTE TIP COUPLER, AND PIPETTE TIP: DEVICES AND METHODS

Hamilton Company, Reno, ...


1. A pipette tip coupling device and pipette tip assembly comprising:a pipette tip comprising a circumscribing sidewall with an open interior passage including an interior surface and extending along a central longitudinal axis of the pipette tip between an open proximal end and an open distal end of the pipette tip;
a pipette tip coupling device comprising:
a shank having a proximal end face and a widest shank portion with a shank diameter;
a coupler body distal to the shank, the coupler body having a widest coupler body portion with a coupler body diameter;
wherein the coupler body diameter is greater than the shank diameter;
a distal stem portion;
a distal end plate;
an open-ended interior circumscribing surface forming an open passageway extending longitudinally from the proximal end face through the distal end plate;
an elastomeric element disposed around the distal stem portion and adjacent to the distal end plate; and
a discrete segment assembly circumscribing the shank comprising:a plurality of discrete segments forming a segmented ring, wherein each of the plurality of discrete segments comprises a radially inward surface and a radially outward surface; and
a spring retainer radially circumscribing the radially outward surface of each of the plurality of discrete segments in the segmented ring.


US Pat. No. 11,065,612

UNITARY SEROLOGICAL PIPETTE AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...


1. A method for producing pipettes comprising the steps of:(a) providing a parison or preform, the parison or preform having a longitudinal axis and an inner curved surface enclosing a space;
(b) inserting the parison or preform into a mold, the mold having at least two mold cavities, wherein each mold cavity has proximal and distal mold end features and the at least two mold cavities being in fluid communication with each other; and
(c) blow-molding or vacuum forming the parison or preform to form at least two pipettes in the shape of the at least two mold cavities, each of the at least two pipettes having proximal and distal ends,
wherein the at least two mold cavities are arranged end-to-end in the mold with one of the proximal and distal ends of one of the at least two mold cavities abutting one of the proximal and distal ends of another of the at least two mold cavities.

US Pat. No. 11,065,609

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF METATHESIS CATALYSTS


1. An olefin metathesis catalyst selected from:








US Pat. No. 11,065,608

MULTIDENTATE LIGANDS AND USE THEREOF

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...


1. A multidentate ligand having the structure of formula




wherein:Z is a linker group that comprises a silicon-containing group;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, halide, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, hydroxy, heteroalkoxy, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, cyano, nitro, sulfonyl, or a heterocyclic group;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, halide, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, hydroxy, heteroalkoxy, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, cyano, nitro, sulfonyl, or a heterocyclic group; or together form a saturated or unsaturated C5-7 homocyclic or heterocyclic ring, wherein the ring is optionally substituted with groups selected from H, halide, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, hydroxy, heteroalkoxy, amino, alkylamino, arylamino, cyano, nitro, sulfonyl, or a heterocyclic group.

US Pat. No. 11,065,607

VINYLPYRIDINE RESIN FOR CATALYST SUPPORTS, PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR, AND CATALYST FOR METHANOL CARBONYLATION REACTION

CHIYODA CORPORATION, Kan...


1. A vinylpyridine resin for a catalyst support, having:a content of nitrogen in pyridine groups of the vinylpyridine resin of 3.00% by mass or more and 8.00% by mass or less; a degree of crosslinking of 35% by mole or more and 70% by mole or less; a molar ratio C/N of carbon atoms to nitrogen atoms of 12.00 or more and 36.00 or less; a total pore volume of 0.20 cc/g or more and 0.45 cc/g or less; a specific surface area of 70.0 m2/g or more and 280 m2/g or less; an average pore diameter of 5.0 nm or more and 25.0 nm or less; and a proportion of a volume of pores having a pore diameter of 10 nm or more to a volume of the whole pores of 4.0% or more and 90.0% or less,
wherein the vinylpyridine resin is a copolymer of vinylpyridine and divinylbenzene.

US Pat. No. 11,065,605

METHOD OF PREPARING A MULTI-COMPONENT ALLOY CATALYST

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...


1. A method of preparing a multi-component alloy catalyst, the method comprising:preparing a carbon composite having a carbon support coated with a cationic polymer;
supporting a catalytic metal containing at least two metal elements on the carbon composite to prepare an alloy catalyst precursor; and
washing the alloy catalyst precursor to remove the cationic polymer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,604

CATALYST FOR PRODUCING LIGHT AROMATICS WITH HEAVY AROMATICS, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE CATALYST, AND USE THEREOF

SHANGHAI RESEARCH INSTITU...


1. A catalyst, comprising a carrier, component I, and component II,wherein component I comprises Pt and Pd, Pt and Ir, Pd and Ir, or a combination of Pt, Pd, and Ir, and component II comprises a combination of W and Mo, a combination of Cu and Zn, a combination of Ag and Zn, a combination of Fe and Ni, a combination of Mg and Sr, a combination of La and Ce, a combination of Ga and Sn, a combination of Zr and Nb, or a combination of Y and Sc, and
wherein the catalyst has a hydrogen desorption temperature higher than 350° C.

US Pat. No. 11,065,602

RECOVERY OF CRUDE OIL FROM A CRUDE OIL ADSORBENT AND SIMULTANEOUS REGENERATION OF THE ADSORBENT

University of South Afric...


1. A process of treating crude oil contaminated water to remove crude oil therefrom, the process includingfeeding crude oil contaminated water into a treatment tank containing crude oil adsorbent in the form of solid nanofibrous expanded polystyrene, thus contacting the crude oil contaminated water with crude oil adsorbent and obtaining crude oil drenched adsorbent and treated water;
withdrawing treated water from the treatment tank, leaving crude oil drenched adsorbent remaining in the treatment tank; and
feeding a non-polar solvent in the form of n-hexane into the treatment tank, thus contacting the crude oil drenched adsorbent remaining in the treatment tank with the non-polar solvent and obtaining regenerated crude oil lean adsorbent and crude oil rich solvent;
withdrawing the crude oil rich solvent from the treatment tank, leaving the crude oil lean adsorbent remaining in the treatment tank; and
feeding fresh crude oil contaminated water into the treatment tank, thus contacting crude oil contaminated water with the crude oil lean adsorbent and obtaining crude oil drenched adsorbent and treated water.

US Pat. No. 11,065,601

SEPARATION MEDIUM

University of Canterbury,...


1. A separation medium in the form of a monolithic column, comprising a hydrogel having internal channels, wherein the internal channels of the hydrogel are of a structure whose surfaces are defined by a triply periodic minimal surface, wherein the hydrogel is functionalized with at least one ligand that binds at least one target analyte for use in affinity chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, hydrophobic interaction chromatography, multimodal chromatography or gel permeation chromatography.

US Pat. No. 11,065,599

RESIN BEADS AND USE IN PROCESSING OF AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

DDP SPECIALTY ELECTRONIC ...


1. A resin bead comprising functional groups of structure (S1)



wherein —X— is a bivalent linking group, wherein —Y is a monovalent group having structure (S2)




wherein the circular structure in structure (S2) has four or more atoms,
wherein the mole ratio of multivalent atomiccations to —X— groups is either 0:1 or is 0.01:1 or lower.

US Pat. No. 11,065,596

ANCHORING MESH FOR AN ANTI-EROSION COATING

TOTAL RAFFINAGE CHIMIE, ...


1. A metal anchoring mesh to be secured to a metal wall of a vessel of a fluid catalytic cracking unit to form cells able to receive an anti-erosion coating protecting the metal wall, the metal anchoring mesh comprising:a plurality of corrugated elementary components successively joined together to form cylindrical surfaces able respectively to define the cells, the cylindrical surfaces each having a central axis of symmetry A, the corrugated elementary components of the plurality of corrugated elementary components each having projecting tongues, the projecting tongues being able to extend respectively into the cells, wherein the corrugated elementary components have stapling orifices and stapling tabs so that the corrugated elementary components can be successively joined together;
wherein the tongues extend over a length less than one quarter of the distance d extending between the cylindrical surface and the central axis of symmetry A of the cylindrical surface.

US Pat. No. 11,065,595

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING A POLYMERIZATION SYSTEM

Chevron Phillips Chemical...


1. A polymerization system, comprising:a reactor system comprising a polymerization reactor;
a feed system fluidly coupled to a feed inlet of the polymerization reactor, wherein the feed system is configured to supply polymerization components comprising a monomer, a comonomer, a catalyst, and a diluent to the polymerization reactor via the feed inlet, and the polymerization reactor comprises a flow path configured to continuously convey the polymerization components through an interior of the polymerization reactor and configured to subject the polymerization components to polymerization conditions to produce a polymer slurry comprising polymer particles;
an analysis system coupled to the polymerization reactor along the flow path, wherein the analysis system is configured to monitor a particle size of the polymer particles; and
a control system coupled to the analysis system and the feed system, wherein the control system is configured to receive a signal from the analysis system indicative of the monitored particle size of the polymer particles, and is configured to adjust a flow rate of the monomer, the comonomer, the catalyst, the diluent, or any combination thereof in the feed system, in response to the signal.

US Pat. No. 11,065,594

CONTINUOUS FLOW PROCESS FOR PREPARING CONDUCTING POLYMERS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...


1. A continuous flow process for controlled synthesis of a conducting polymer or salt thereof, comprising providing an emulsion of a polymerizable organic monomer and a free radical initiator in a temperature controlled continuous flow reactor comprising at least one mixing element, at a temperature effective for synthesising the conducting polymer or salt thereof to provide a product stream comprising the conducting polymer or salt thereof, wherein the emulsion is formed from an organic stream comprising the polymerizable organic monomer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,593

MICROCAPSULES ENCAPSULATING A REFLECTIVE AGENT

Tagra Biotechnologies Ltd...


1. A microcapsule comprising an inner core enveloped by an outer shell formed of a wall-forming polymeric material, said inner core comprising particles of bismuth oxychloride dispersed in 2-ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, and said outer shell further comprises an opaque substance and a fatty acid salt,wherein an amount of said inner core ranges from about 70% to about 90%, by weight, of the total weight of the microcapsule,
and wherein:
said wall-forming polymeric material is selected from selected from the group consisting of poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(methyl methacrylate)-co-(methacrylic acid), cellulose acetate, and an acrylate/ammonium methacrylate copolymer;
an amount of said wall-forming polymeric material ranges from about 5% to about 15%, by weight, of the total weight of the microcapsule;
said opaque substance is titanium dioxide;
an amount of said opaque substance ranges from about 10 to about 40%, by weight, of the total weight of the microcapsule;
said fatty acid salt is magnesium stearate; and
an amount of said fatty acid salt ranges from about 1 to about 2%, by weight, of the total weight of the microcapsule.

US Pat. No. 11,065,592

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FORMING AND FOR CATALYTICALLY REACTING A REACTANT MIXTURE—EMBODIMENT OF THE REACTOR

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...


1. Process for forming and for catalytically converting a gaseous reactant mixture in which a first gas or gas mixture and a second gas or gas mixture are mixed to give the reactant mixture and then supplied to a reaction zone (12) of a reactor (1), characterized in that the reactant mixture is at least temporarily formed as an ignitable gas mixture, and in that first gas or gas mixture and the second gas or gas mixture are fed into a mixing chamber (11) having a boundary wall (13) provided with a number of passages (131), where the first gas or gas mixture is fed into the mixing chamber (11) through the passages (131) in a critical flow state and the second gas or gas mixture is fed into the mixing chamber (11) by means of one or more feed conduits (14) which have feed orifices (141) and extend into the mixing chamber (11).

US Pat. No. 11,065,591

METHOD AND REACTOR FOR PERFORMING EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS


1. Method of performing exothermic catalytic reactions comprising the steps of:passing a fresh process gas in parallel to at least two cylindrical catalyst modules arranged in stacked order, each containing in series one or more catalyst zones, at least one of the catalyst zones is cooled by an intrabed heat exchanger;
exothermically reacting the fresh process gas flowing in axial flow direction through all of the catalyst zones to a product gas;
in each of the cylindrical catalyst modules, cooling the exothermic reacting process gas with the fresh process gas and thereby preheating the fresh process gas by passing the fresh process gas from an outer annular space formed around each of the cylindrical catalyst modules into the intrabed heat exchanger and passing the fresh process gas through the intrabed heat exchanger in indirect heat exchange with the exothermic reacting preheated process gas passing in axial flow direction through the cooled catalyst zone; and
collecting the product gas withdrawn from the at least two catalyst modules in a central space formed centrally within the at least two stacked catalyst modules.

US Pat. No. 11,065,590

GAS GENERATION DEVICE AND GAS GENERATION METHOD

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...


1. A generation device comprising:a reaction section which generates, through an exothermic reaction of gaseous reactants, a product gas and product water in which the product gas is dissolved;
a cooling tower which cools cooling water that removes heat generated by the exothermic reaction;
a cooling water circulation system which circulates the cooling water between the reaction section and the cooling tower; and
piping for mixing the product water generated in the reaction section into the cooling water circulation system.

US Pat. No. 11,065,589

RADIALLY DRIVEN AGITATOR

PALL CORPORATION, Port W...


1. A mixer engagement system comprising:an agitator comprising:(a) a rotatable impeller comprising two or more blades, two or more magnets, and a shaft, wherein the impeller is configured to be driven by a drive unit magnetically coupled to the impeller;
(b) an impeller seat receiving the rotatable impeller, the impeller seat comprising an upwardly arranged cylindrical housing, a flange, and a base, the cylindrical housing comprising a central opening for the impeller shaft, and the base comprising a collar and at least 3 pins arranged to engage with a locking and centering mechanism; and,
(c) a locking and centering mechanism comprising a rotatable hollow cylindrical housing comprising at least 3 angled slots configured to receive the pins of the impeller seat, each slot comprising an open end, a downwardly angled channel, and a closed end; and
(d) a lever mounted to the rotatable hollow cylindrical housing, wherein, when the impeller seat is placed in contact with the locking and centering mechanism, with the pins in the open ends of respective slots, and the lever is in a first open position, movement of the lever from the first open position to a second closed position rotates the rotatable hollow cylindrical housing such that the pins move downwardly in the slots along the downwardly angled channels to the closed ends, locking the impeller seat into a fixed and compressed position.


US Pat. No. 11,065,588

FLUID PROCESSING METHOD

M. TECHNIQUE CO., LTD., ...


1. A fluid processing method comprising:an introducing step in which a fluid to be processed is introduced through two or more of introduction parts into a space between at least two processing surfaces facing each other so as to be able to approach or separate from each other, at least one of the at least two processing surfaces rotating relative to the other, and
a processing step in which the fluid processing is performed while a thin film fluid formed by the fluid to be processed is passing through the space between the at least two processing surfaces, and then the fluid to be processed is discharged from the space between the two processing surfaces,
wherein:
at least two kinds of fluids are used as the fluid to be processed;
the two or more of introduction parts comprise an inside introduction part and an intermediate introduction part which is disposed in a position more apart from a center of the rotation of at least one of the at least two processing surfaces than the inside introduction part;
in the processing step, the space between the processing surfaces is a processing region having the inside introduction part, which is disposed in an inner side of the processing surfaces, as an upstream side of the processing region, and an outer circumference side of the rotation as a downstream side of the processing region, and then the fluid to be processed is discharged from an outer circumference edge of the processing region;
the processing region comprises a mixing region which is located more apart from the center of the rotation than the intermediate introduction part and an unmixed region which is located nearer to the center of the rotation than the intermediate introduction part;
the introduction step comprises a step of introducing at least one kind of the fluids to be processed into the unmixed region from the inside introduction part and a step of introducing at least one other fluid to be processed into the mixing region from the intermediate introduction part;
the processing step comprises a step of mixing in the mixing region the fluid to be processed which is introduced from the inside introduction part with the fluid to be processed which is introduced from the intermediate introduction part; and
the at least two kinds of fluids include a raw material fluid containing a substance to be separated and a fluid to separate microparticles of the substance from the raw material fluid;
further in the processing step, at least any one of following controls of the processing characteristics is carried out by selecting a ratio Od/Cd of a distance Od from the center of the rotation to the outer circumference edge to a distance Cd from the center of the rotation to the intermediate introduction part to be within the range of 1.25 to 5.0:
a crystallinity control in which crystallinity of the microparticles is increased compared to processing carried out outside the range of Od/Cd,
a d/D control in which a ratio of crystallite diameter d to particle diameter D of the microparticles is increased compared to processing carried out outside the range of Od/Cd, and
a control in which a particle size distribution of the microparticles is made narrower compared to processing carried out outside the range of Od/Cd.

US Pat. No. 11,065,587

LONG CHAIN BRANCHED FLUOROPOLYMER MEMBRANES

Arkema Inc., King of Pru...


1. A porous membrane consisting ofa) fluoropolymers wherein said fluoropolymers are selected from the groups consisting of i) long-chain branched polyvinylidene fluoride homopolymer or copolymer and ii) optionally linear fluoropolymer and combinations thereof, wherein the weight percent of long-chain branched polyvinylidene fluoride homopolymer or copolymer is from 5 to 100 weight percent based on total fluoropolymer in said membrane and the weight percent of linear fluoropolymer is from 0 to 95 weight percent based on total fluoropolymer in said membrane,
b) from 0 to 49 weight percent random acrylic copolymers based on total polymer in the membrane and
c) optionally from 1 to 20 weight percent of other additives, selected from the group consisting of pore-formers, viscosity modifiers, polyvinylpyrrolidone, poly-2-ethyloxazoline, polyvinylacetate, and polyvinyl alcohol.

US Pat. No. 11,065,586

POROUS SUPPORT-ZEOLITE MEMBRANE COMPOSITE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POROUS SUPPORT-ZEOLITE MEMBRANE COMPOSITE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...


1. A process for producing a porous support-zeolite membrane composite, which comprises forming a CHA type zeolite membrane on a porous support by a hydrothermal synthesis in the presence of seed crystals, whereinan FAU type zeolite is used as the seed crystals, and
the seed crystals are adhered beforehand to the porous support and the CHA type zeolite membrane is formed.

US Pat. No. 11,065,584

SEPARATION MEMBRANE MODULE AND REPAIRING METHOD THEREOF

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...


1. A separation membrane module comprising:a cylinder-shaped housing; and
a tubular separation membrane disposed in the housing, wherein:
a processing target fluid flows through the housing from its one end side to the other end side and a fluid which has permeated the tubular separation membrane flows through the tubular separation membrane and is taken out;
an end pipe is connected to one end portion of the tubular separation membrane;
the end pipe is supported by a support plate which is disposed so as to traverse the housing;
an end plug is connected to the other end portion of the tubular separation membrane wherein the end plug has a rod which projects from a top end surface of the end plug; and
the separation membrane module further comprises a coming-out preventive member which prevents the end plug from coming out of the tubular separation membrane.

US Pat. No. 11,065,583

SEPARATION MEMBRANES

IMPERIAL COLLEGE INNOVATI...


1. A process for the preparation of a flat sheet polymeric membrane having an average pore size of 0.01-10 ?m, the process comprising the steps of:a) providing a polymeric dope solution comprising a polymer and a first solvent, wherein:i) the polymer is poly(vinylidene fluoride), poly(ethersulfone) or cellulose acetate and the first solvent is dimethyl sulfoxide, or
ii) the polymer is cellulose acetate and the first solvent is acetic acid;

b) casting the polymeric dope solution onto a substrate to form a cast polymeric film, the cast polymeric film having a first surface being in contact with the substrate, and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface;
c) subjecting the cast polymeric film to a cooling means, the cooling means being provided at a temperature that is 5-120° C. below the melting temperature of the first solvent; and
d) contacting the cooled cast polymeric film resulting from step c) with a second solvent, the second solvent being provided at a temperature below the melting point of the first solvent, and the second solvent being miscible with the first solvent;

wherein during step c) only one of the first and second surfaces of the cast polymeric film is subjected to the cooling means, and
wherein step d) removes the first solvent in a frozen state from the cast polymeric film.

US Pat. No. 11,065,582

COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH CLOGGING LOCATION SPECIFICATION PROGRAM FOR SEPARATION MEMBRANE MODULE IS RECORDED, WATER PRODUCTION SYSTEM, AND WATER PRODUCTION METHOD

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...


1. A fresh water generation method for obtaining treated water by filtrating water to be treated by a separation membrane module having a separation membrane, comprising the steps of:feeding water to be treated to a primary side of the separation membrane module;
measuring and obtaining a difference in a resistance between an inlet side and an outlet side on the primary side of the separation membrane module in the step of feeding, as being a first resistance R1;
performing a filtration step by pressure-feeding water to be treated from the primary side to a secondary side of the separation membrane module;
measuring and obtaining a difference in a resistance between the inlet side on the primary side and the secondary side of the separation membrane module in the filtration step, as being a second resistance R2;
performing a backwashing step by performing permeation from the secondary side to the primary side of the separation membrane module;
measuring and obtaining a difference in a resistance between the inlet side and the outlet side on the primary side of the separation membrane module in the backwashing step, as being a third resistance R3;
determining a clogging location of the separation membrane module from a resistance in a lower part of the separation membrane module, a filtration resistance of a hollow-fiber membrane, and a resistance in an upper part of the separation membrane module, comprising the sub-step of:
determining as to which location is clogged among the lower part of the separation membrane module, the hollow-fiber membrane, and the upper part of the separation membrane module based on computing operations of R1?R3 and R2?(R1?R3) using the first resistance R1, the second resistance R2 and the third resistance R3;
prioritizing the determined clogging location to be cleaned compared with other locations; and
cleaning the determined clogging location.

US Pat. No. 11,065,581

SEPARATION SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING STARCH AND OTHER USABLE BY-PRODUCTS FROM PROCESSING WASTE WATER

SMARTFLOW TECHNOLOGIES, I...


1. A method for dewatering starch milk, the method comprising:moving a liquid-type medium comprising starch milk from a vessel comprising same into at least one cross-flow filtration cassette, wherein the liquid-type medium is separated into a retentate stream comprising dewatered starch and a permeate stream comprising water,
wherein the liquid-type medium is a viscous liquid, a non-viscous liquid, a suspension or an emulsion;
wherein the at least one cross-flow filtration cassette comprises an array of sheet members of generally rectangular and generally planar shape with main top and bottom surfaces, wherein the array of sheet members include, in sequence, a first retentate sheet, a first filter sheet, a permeate sheet, a second filter sheet, and a second retentate sheet, wherein a pore size of the first and second filter sheets is less than a particle size of starch such that the starch is retained in the retentate stream, and water diffuses through the first and second filter sheets to enter the permeate stream; and
wherein the dewatered starch has a water content of less than 50% residual moisture.

US Pat. No. 11,065,580

SEPARATION MEMBRANE ELEMENT

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...


1. A separation membrane element comprising:a perforated central tube;
a plurality of separation membrane pairs each of which comprises a separation membrane having a feed-side face and a permeate-side face, the plurality of separation membrane pairs being arranged so that the permeate-side face each other;
a feed-side channel material provided between the feed-side faces of the separation membrane pair; and
a permeate-side channel material provided between the permeate-side faces of the separation membrane pairs,
wherein in the separation membrane pairs, the feed-side channel material, and the permeate-side channel material are wound around the perforated central tube to form a wound body,
in the feed-side faces of the separation membrane pair, among four portions of end faces and ends which include one end face and the other end face in a longitudinal direction of the perforated central tube and an inner peripheral end and an outer peripheral end in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the perforated central tube, two or more portions of the end faces or ends are open by 5% or more, respectively,
the plurality of separation membrane pairs comprise at least one first separation membrane pair and at least one second separation membrane pair,
the first separation membrane pair and the second separation membrane pair are different from each other in a combination of the open end faces or ends,
in the feed-side faces of the first separation membrane pair and the second separation membrane pair, the combination of the open end faces or ends has the following configuration (i) or (ii):
(i) in the first separation membrane pair, one end face and the other end face are open, and the outer peripheral end is closed, and
in the second separation membrane pair, one end face is open, the other end face is closed, and the outer peripheral end is open; or
(ii) in the first separation membrane pair, one end face is open, the other end face is closed, and the outer peripheral end is open, and
in the second separation membrane pair, one end face and the other end face are open, and the outer peripheral end is closed, and
a U-turn cap, for feeding a fluid discharged from the first separation membrane pair to the second separation membrane pair, is provided on one end face of the wound body.

US Pat. No. 11,065,579

CATALYTIC COMBUSTION IN LOW TEMPERATURE, HUMID CONDITIONS

James Sawada, Edmonton (...


1. A method for the catalytic combustion of a gaseous species comprising:obtaining a combustion catalyst composition comprising an amount of a precious metal supported on an ion-exchangeable alkali metal titanate substrate; and
exposing the species to the combustion catalyst composition in the presence of an oxygen containing gas and water vapour at a catalysis temperature below 200° C. and at a relative humidity above 0.5%,
whereby the species is combusted with the oxygen at the combustion catalyst composition.

US Pat. No. 11,065,578

CONTROL OF WET SCRUBBER OXIDATION INHIBITOR AND BYPRODUCT RECOVERY

ADA-ES, Inc., Highlands ...


1. A method, comprising:contacting, upstream of a wet scrubber, a halogen-containing additive with a waste gas comprising an acid gas and elemental mercury to oxidize the elemental mercury in the waste gas and form a treated gas stream comprising a non-elemental mercury and the halogen-containing additive;
passing the treated gas stream through the wet scrubber to remove the halogen-containing additive from the waste gas and form a scrubbing solution comprising the halogen-containing additive; and
sorbing at least a portion of the halogen-containing additive on a carbonaceous material.

US Pat. No. 11,065,576

WET FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION APPARATUS


1. A wet flue gas desulfurization apparatus comprising:an absorption tank in which an absorption solution containing an alkaline absorbent is stored;
an absorption tower extending upward from the absorption tank;
a flue gas inlet duct communicating with a first portion of the absorption tower;
a flue gas outlet duct communicating with a second portion of the absorption tower;
a spray unit configured to spray the absorption solution inside the absorption tower;
a circulation pump configured to pump the absorption solution out of the absorption tank and to supply the absorption solution to the spray unit;
a byproduct discharging unit configured to discharge a byproduct downward from the absorption tank; and
an oxygen supply pipe through which an oxygen-containing gas is supplied to a target point in the absorption tank, the target point being adjustable along a vertical direction or a horizontal direction,
wherein the oxygen supply pipe comprises a plurality of oxygen supply pipes arranged at multiple steps along a height direction of the absorption tank.

US Pat. No. 11,065,575

MEMBRANE DEVICE FOR WATER AND ENERGY EXCHANGE

Molecule Works Inc., Ric...


1. A water molecule and/or heat exchanging device comprising:at least one water molecule-selective molecular sieve membrane sheet having a H2O permeance greater than 2×10?6 mol/m2/Pa/s, the at least one water molecule-selective molecular sieve membrane sheet comprising a coating layer comprising molecular sieve crystals having a thickness less than 20 ?m and located on a surface of a porous support sheet having a thickness less than 200 ?m and a porosity of 20-55% and 90% of pores smaller than 2 ?m;
at least one set of process flow channels having a height in a range of 0.3 to 2.0 mm, a hydraulic diameter in a range of 0.3 to 2.0 mm, an open-front area fraction greater than 0.5, and an open membrane area fraction greater than 0.5 for process flow;
at least one set of sweep flow channels having a height in a range of 0.3 to 2.0 mm, a hydraulic diameter in a range of 0.3 to 2.0 mm, an open-front area fraction greater than 0.5, and an open membrane area fraction greater than 0.5 for sweep flow;
wherein the at least one set of process flow channels and the at least one set of sweep flow channels are separated by the at least one water molecule-selective molecular sieve membrane sheet.

US Pat. No. 11,065,573

AUTONOMOUS APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING WATER FROM THE AIR


1. An apparatus for extracting water from ambient air comprising:two air ducts including an air duct for process air and an air duct for regeneration air, wherein the air duct for the process air has a process air inlet at one end of the air duct for the process air and a process air outlet at another end of the air duct for the process air, wherein the air duct for the regeneration air has a regeneration air inlet at one end of the air duct for the regeneration air and a regeneration air outlet at another end of the air duct for the regeneration air, and wherein the process air inlet, the process air outlet, the regeneration air inlet and the regeneration air outlet are connected to ambient environment;
a sorption exchanger positioned at least partially in at least one of the two air ducts and is movable in such a manner that at least a portion of a volume of the sorption exchanger is transferable between the two air ducts, wherein, in both of the two air ducts, a space for the sorption exchanger is allocated for placing the sorption exchanger;
a first suction device located in the air duct for the process air;
a second suction device located in the air duct for the regeneration air
in the air duct for the regeneration air, a heater for heating the regeneration air and a cooler configured to have a surface temperature below a dew point for cooling the regeneration air, the heater and the cooler being positioned in such a manner that the space for the sorption exchanger is located between the heater and the cooler, and the second suction device is located anywhere in the air duct for the regeneration air in such a manner that the second suction device is configured to draw air in a first direction from the heater to the cooler;
an element for collection of water condensed from the regeneration air;
a closed refrigerant circuit including a refrigerant and refrigerant piping, wherein the cooler for cooling the regeneration air is a refrigerant evaporator, and the cooler is interconnected by the refrigerant piping via a compressor for suction and compression of the evaporated refrigerant, with the heater for heating the regeneration air, wherein the heater for heating the regeneration air is a condenser for condensing refrigerant vapor; and
a subcooler for additional heat removal from the refrigerant, the subcooler being connected to the heater via the refrigerant piping and also being connected through an expansion valve to the cooler via the refrigerant piping.

US Pat. No. 11,065,572

INTEGRATED TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR COMPOSITE WASTE GAS INCLUDING NITROGEN OXIDES, CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS, HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBONS, HYDROFLUOROCARBONS, AND PERFLUORINATED COMPOUNDS

ECOPRO CO. LTD.


1. A system for integrally treating a composite waste gas comprising nitrogen oxides (NOx and N2O), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the system comprising a first wet processor configured to wash and adsorb dust comprising gases, SOx, and ash dissolved in water;a decomposing reactor configured to receive waste gas processed in the first wet processor and process nitrogen oxides (NOx and N2O), fluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the waste gas; and
a second wet processor configured to receive the waste gas processed in the decomposing reactor and wash and adsorb the received waste gas.

US Pat. No. 11,065,571

HONEYCOMB FILTER

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...


1. A honeycomb filter, comprising: a pillar-shaped honeycomb substrate having an inflow end face and an outflow end face and including porous partition walls that surrounds a plurality of cells extending from the inflow end face to the outflow end face; anda plugging portion disposed at any one of ends of the cells at the inflow end face and at the outflow end face,
wherein in a cross section orthogonal to an extending direction of the cells, inflow cells having the plugging portion at the ends of the outflow end face have a pentagonal or a hexagonal shape,
outflow cells having the plugging portion at the ends of the inflow end face have a square shape,
the plurality of cells is configured so that a plurality of the inflow cells surrounds one outflow cell and one side of an inflow cell and one side of an adjacent outflow cell are parallel to each other,
the partition walls includes first partition walls each with a thickness T1 disposed between the inflow cells and the outflow cells, and second partition walls each with a thickness T2 disposed between the inflow cells, and the thickness T1 of all of the first partition walls is larger than the thickness T2 of all of the second partition walls.

US Pat. No. 11,065,569

MANIFOLD ARRANGEMENT

ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC ...


1. A method of operating a filtration system comprising:passing a feed through a plurality of filtration modules each including a filtration cartridge, the plurality of filtration modules fluidly connected by a common feed transfer manifold and a common filtrate transfer manifold, the plurality of filtration modules each including respective removable end caps disposed in respective open-ended upper housings;
isolating the filtration cartridge of a first filtration module of the plurality of filtration modules from the common filtrate manifold and taking the first filtration module out of operation by engaging a shut-off valve in the end cap of the first filtration module;
said end cap including a portion that mates with a complimentary structure defined by an inner wall of the open-ended upper housing to removably engage with the open-ended upper housing, said end cap comprising a shut-off passageway extending from an upper portion of the end cap to a base portion of the end cap, the end cap defining a filtrate discharge passageway for filtrate to flow out of the first filtration module, the filtrate discharge passageway defined in part by a bottom surface of the upper portion of the end cap, a top surface of the base portion of the end cap, and an inner wall of the open-ended upper housing;
disengaging the removable end cap from the open-ended upper housing of the first filtration module;
accessing the filtration cartridge of the first filtration module by longitudinally displacing the filtration cartridge of the first filtration module through the open-ended upper housing of the first filtration module;
re-engaging the removable end cap with the open-ended upper housing of the first filtration module assembly; and
returning the first filtration module assembly to operation.

US Pat. No. 11,065,568

SMART FILTER MODULE ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS


1. A method of monitoring and analyzing a filter module, the method comprising the steps of:providing a filter module having a filter media arranged in a filter housing, the filter housing being provided with an inlet, a clean outlet, and a waste outlet;
providing an inlet sensor assembly, the inlet sensor assembly including a plurality of sensors;
detecting of one or more characteristics of an input flow at the inlet of the filter module;
wherein the inlet sensor assembly further comprises a turbidity sensor, a pressure sensor, and a flow sensor;
providing a clean outlet sensor assembly, the clean outlet sensor assembly including a plurality of sensors, the plurality of sensors detecting one or more characteristics of a clean output exiting the clean outlet;
wherein the clean outlet sensor assembly further comprises a pressure sensor, and a flow sensor;
providing a waste outlet sensor assembly, the waste outlet sensor assembly including a plurality of sensors including a pressure sensor, the plurality of sensors detecting one or more characteristics of a waste output exiting the waste outlet;
providing a data collection and network communication mechanism, the data collection and network communication mechanism further comprising:a processing unit being configured to receive signals from the plurality of sensors of the clean outlet sensor assembly, from the plurality of sensors of the inlet sensor assembly, and from the plurality of sensors of the waste outlet sensor assembly;
wherein the data collection and network communication mechanism is configured to transmit the one or more characteristics of the clean output, and the one or more characteristics of the waste output over a network;

providing a remote server in electronic communication with the data collection and network communication mechanism, the remote server arranged remotely away from the data collection and network communication mechanism and communicating with the data collection and network communication mechanism over the network, the server further comprising:a processing unit; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium;

receiving the one or more characteristics of the clean output, and the one or more characteristics of the waste output from the data collection and network communication mechanism by the remote server;
determining an inlet pressure from the pressure sensor of the inlet sensor assembly;
determining a clean outlet pressure from the pressure sensor of the clean out sensor assembly;
determining a waste outlet pressure from the pressure sensor of the waste outlet sensor assembly;
calculating a transmembrane pressure (TMP) of the filter media, by the formula:TMP=(inlet pressure+waste outlet pressure)/2?clean outlet pressure;

determining a clean outlet flow rate from the flow sensor of the clean outlet sensor assembly;
using a filter surface area of the filter media, calculating a permeability (P) of the filter media by:P=(clean outlet flow rate)/(filter surface area);

trending the permeability in relation to the transmembrane pressure, and storing in historical information of the remote server;
determining a filter module status from the one or more characteristics of the clean output, and the one or more characteristics of the waste output; and
providing a maintenance alert when the one or more characteristics of the clean output, or the one or more characteristics of the waste output reached a predetermined threshold;
wherein the processing unit of the remote server is configured to recognize one or more trends of hte one or more characteristics of the clean output, and the one or more characteristics of the waste output;
determining a recommended filter media to be used in the filter module based on the trending permeability of the filter media and historical information.

US Pat. No. 11,065,567

SECTOR HAVING PROGRESSIVE THICKNESS

GAUDFRIN, Saint Germain ...


1. A filtering sector for a filtering disk of a rotary filter, comprising:a structural element including a ribbed inner draining support and a frame surrounding the draining support, which is provided with a connection tube; and
a filtering fabric which covers the structural element,wherein the structural element has a thickness that increases progressively in a direction of the connection tube, and the draining support includes a single ribbed metal sheet, defining parallel channels with side walls, and wherein the draining support is perforated by aligned perforated holes, the aligned perforated holes placed in the side walls of the parallel channels,
wherein the frame is constituted by two identical shells having a plurality of wings and the two identical shells are fixed together by the plurality of wings at a central axis of the sector, while confining the ribbed metal sheet.


US Pat. No. 11,065,566

REGENERATIVE MEDIA FILTRATION

Blue Skies Global LLC, W...


1. A regenerative filter comprising:a filter housing having inlet and outlet zones;
a fluid path provided between the inlet and outlet zones;
a plurality of filter elements each having an outer surface filter media applied thereto and functioning to filter particulate or contaminants from the fluid path;
said plurality of filter elements being disposed in an array and including bridging elements that connect between adjacent filter elements, and that forms with the filter elements, a closed interstitial space between adjacent filter elements;
a coil spring that is disposed within each of the filter elements, wherein each of the coil springs comprises a compression spring wound helix that is pre-compressed to maintain a taut filter element and prevent differential pressure collapse as each of the filter elements become loaded with particulates or contaminants;
and wherein the array is formed in a honeycomb pattern.

US Pat. No. 11,065,565

QUICK DRAIN, LOW MESS, HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION FILTER AND PLUG ASSEMBLY

Parker-Hannifin Corporati...


1. A filter component comprising:a cartridge portion including a filter media for filtering a fluid and defining a fluid flow path for fluid being filtered; and
a plug assembly on which the cartridge portion is mounted and in fluid communication with the cartridge portion;
wherein:
the plug assembly comprises a first plug and a second plug, the first plug being larger than the second plug;
the second plug is fixed to an inner surface of the first plug in an installed state and is removable from the first plug in a draining state;
the first plug defines a first flow path for communicating fluid from the fluid flow path of the cartridge portion to an outside of the filter component; and
the first plug further defines a drain port separate from the first flow path, wherein in the installed state the second plug plugs the drain port and in a draining state the second plug is removed from the first plug to permit draining fluid through the drain port.

US Pat. No. 11,065,564

PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICE

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...


1. A pressure control device, comprising:a body having a flow path that comprises a groove and a widened part, wherein a depth of the groove from a surface to a first bottom is a first depth, and the widened part is connected to the groove, extends from the surface to the first bottom, and has a width larger than a width of the groove, and
the body further includes a lower body and an upper body, wherein the lower body includes a lower body main body and a separate plate disposed to overlap on an upper side of the lower body main body, the upper body is disposed to overlap the lower body with the separate plate in between, and an oil passage is provided in both the lower body and the upper body; and
a cylindrical filter unit housed along a depth direction of the widened part to capture foreign matter mixed in a fluid that passes through the flow path,
wherein a depth of the widened part from the surface to a second bottom is a second depth larger than the first depth, and the widened part comprises a receiving part that a part of the filter unit enters, and
wherein the filter unit comprises a cylindrical frame and a flat plate-shaped filter member, wherein the frame comprises a through hole part that penetrates in a direction orthogonal to a central axis of the frame, and the filter member blocks the through hole part and is disposed along the central axis of the frame, and
wherein the filter unit comprises a regulation part that regulates an arrangement direction with respect to the groove.

US Pat. No. 11,065,563

UP-FLOW WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

Atlantic Construction Fab...


1. An up-flow water filtration system comprising:a bottom water inlet layer, a media containment layer on top of the water inlet layer, and an outlet layer on top of the media containment layer;
each of the inlet, media containment and outlet layers comprising its own rigid internal support frame;
a flexible outer containment layer that covers substantially the entire water filtration system; and
a vertical maintenance port that is a hollow passage that extends from above the top of the outlet layer, through the outlet layer and into the media containment layer;
and further wherein a filtration media is positioned inside the media containment layer.

US Pat. No. 11,065,562

THICKENER FEED DISTRIBUTOR


22. A method for dispersing contents of a feedwell into a sedimentation chamber, the method comprising:passing at least some first content from within the feedwell through a central opening disposed in a conical-shaped bottom of the feedwell;
passing at least some second content from within the feedwell through a plurality of second openings disposed in the conical-shaped bottom of the feedwell.

US Pat. No. 11,065,561

SAMPLE DEGASSER DILUTION CONTROL SYSTEM

Halliburton Energy Servic...


1. A dilution control system for a sample degasser, comprising:a mass flow controller device couplable to the sample degasser for injecting a dilution fluid into a tank of the sample degasser having drilling fluid previously circulated in a borehole; and
a sample pump coupleable to the sample degasser to extract a gas sample of gaseous components of the drilling fluid at an adjustable extraction rate,
wherein the adjustable extraction rate is adjustable to control a dilution of the gas sample.

US Pat. No. 11,065,560

LIQUID CONTAINER MONITORING AND FILTRATION SYSTEM

WILKES SOLUTIONS, INC., ...


1. A monitoring and maintenance system for a liquid container, comprising:a. a housing;
b. an access port adapter coupled to the housing, wherein the access port adapter is configured to attach to an access port of the liquid container, the liquid container containing liquid, wherein the access port adapter further comprises an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe, wherein the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe extend into an interior of the liquid container to be in communication with liquid stored within the liquid container, and wherein the access port adapter and housing are attached to the access port of the liquid container on an exterior of the liquid container;
c. at least one closed hose subsystem connected to the access port adapter and configured to direct liquid from and back to the liquid container via the access port adapter, wherein the at least one closed hose system is contained and operates within the housing and comprises an intake end and an outlet end, wherein the intake end is connected to the inlet pipe of the access port adapter and the outlet end is connected to the outlet pipe of the access port adapter;
d. at least one pumping mechanism connected to and configured for forcing the liquid from the liquid container through the at least one closed hose subsystem in a unidirectional flow from the inlet pipe, through the intake end, the outlet end, and out the outlet pipe to recirculate the liquid within the interior of the liquid container, wherein the at least one pumping mechanism is contained and operates within the housing;
e. at least one liquid treatment subsystem in communication with the at least one closed hose subsystem, the at least one liquid treatment subsystem configured to treat the liquid;
f. a computing device configured to monitor and control the treatment and flow of the liquid by the monitoring and maintenance system at intervals over extended periods of time, the computing device controlling the flow of the liquid via controlling the at least one pumping mechanism, and the computing device contained within the housing but separate from the at least one closed hose subsystem and the at least one liquid treatment subsystem; and
g. an electronic power source to power the at least one pumping mechanism and the computing device.

US Pat. No. 11,065,559

CYCLONIC INLET DIVERTER

EnXL LLC, Midland, TX (U...


1. A method for initiating the separation of a multi-phase inlet fluid flow received from a fluid source and including at least a gas constituent, an oil constituent, a water constituent, and a solids constituent, the method comprising:receiving the inlet fluid flow in an inlet pipe;
directing the inlet fluid flow toward an inlet diverter mounted within an elongate separator vessel, the separator vessel being orientated substantially horizontal relative to a ground surface and having an inlet end, a discharge end opposite the inlet end, separator sidewalls extending between the inlet end and the discharge end, and a separator longitudinal axis defining a horizontal centerline plane and a vertical centerline plane, the inlet diverter being positioned crosswise within the separator vessel proximate the inlet end and substantially centered on the vertical centerline plane, and having a diverter longitudinal axis orientated substantially perpendicular to the vertical centerline plane and substantially parallel with the horizontal centerline plane;
introducing the inlet fluid flow into the inlet diverter along the vertical centerline plane;
splitting the inlet fluid flow into a first stream and a second stream within the inlet diverter;
directing the first and second streams into a pair of cyclonic flows centered around the diverter longitudinal axis and directed laterally-outward in opposite directions and toward opposite ends of the inlet diverter;
redirecting at least a majority portion of the solids constituent of the first and second streams downward and outward from the inlet diverter toward a bottom of the separator vessel;
redirecting at least a majority portion of the gas constituent of the first and second streams in opposite axial directions relative to the diverter longitudinal axis and outward from the inlet diverter toward opposing internal surfaces of the separator sidewalls; and
redirecting at least a majority portion of the oil constituent and the water constituent of the first and second streams laterally-outward from the inlet diverter in a radial direction relative to the diverter longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 11,065,558

STATIONARY PHASE FOR SUPERCRITICAL FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...


1. A stationary phase for supercritical fluid chromatography, comprising a support to which is bonded a polymer that includes a nitrogen-containing aromatic ring on repeating units of the main chain, andthe stationary phase has a structure represented by Formula (II):




in Formula (II), W? is a single bond or an alkylene group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms which may have a branched chain; X is an amide group, an ester group, an N-alkylamide group of 1 to 3 carbon atoms, an ether group, a sulfoxide group, a sulfone group, a sulfide group or a phosphoric acid ester group; Y is an alkylene group of 1 to 30 carbon atoms; A is a group having a nitrogen-containing aromatic ring; B is a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or an ethyl group; V is an ether group bonded to the silica gel, or an alkoxy group of 1 to 5 carbons, a halogen, an alkylmercaptyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a nitrogen-containing group, an allyl group, a 2-methyl-2-propenyl group or an alkyl group of 1 to 3 carbon atoms; p is 1 to 10; and q is 10 to 300.

US Pat. No. 11,065,557

MICRO DEVICE FOR SOLID PHASE EXTRACTION

LG Chem, Ltd.


1. A micro device for solid phase extraction comprising:an inlet configured to receive injection of a solvent and a filler;
an outlet configured to receive discharging of the solvent; and
a dam-forming portion located between the inlet and the outlet, the dam-forming portion having a first end portion adjacent to the inlet and a protruded portion adjacent to the outlet, the protruded portion having a diameter greater than a diameter of the first end portion, the protruded portion having a circular, cylindrical, or conical cross section; and
a dam disposed within the protruded portion of the dam-forming portion, the dam configured to allow the solvent to flow therethrough but configured to prevent the filler from passing therethrough,
wherein each of the dam-forming portion and the dam has a circular cross section with respect to a central axis of the micro device, the central axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the inlet in which the inlet extends, each cross section being perpendicular to the central axis, and wherein the dam-forming portion is configured to accommodate the filler thereon, the filler configured to be deposited onto the dam in the form of a disk that is centered with respect to the central axis in the dam-forming portion, the filler having a minimum diameter, and
wherein a gap is defined between an outer peripheral edge of a top surface of the dam and a transition edge at which the first end portion meets the protruded portion, the gap being less than or equal to the minimum diameter of the filler.

US Pat. No. 11,065,556

METHOD FOR SEPARATING AND PURIFYING MIXTURE HAVING SMALL DIFFERENCE IN BOILING POINTS

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...


1. A method of purifying a mixture, the method comprising:feeding a mixture of three or more components to a first distillation column, each of the three or more components having different boiling points;
obtaining a lower fraction from a lower portion of the first distillation column, the lower fraction of the first distillation column comprising heavy components, and obtaining an upper fraction from an upper portion of the first distillation column, the upper fraction of the first distillation column comprising light components and a product to be collected;
feeding the upper fraction of the first distillation column to a second distillation column,
collecting a first lower fraction from a lower portion of the second distillation column, the first lower fraction of the second distillation column comprising the product; and
collecting an upper fraction from an upper portion of the second distillation column, the upper fraction of the second distillation column comprising lights components,
wherein heat possessed by the upper fraction of the first distillation column is fed to the lower portion of the second distillation column through a first heat exchanger, such that the heat is fed to a second lower fraction collected from the lower portion of the second distillation column,
subsequently, feeding a part of the upper fraction of the first distillation column to the second distillation column as a feed stream, and refluxing a remaining part of the upper fraction of the first distillation column to the upper portion of the first distillation column,
condensing and refluxing a part of the light components collected from the upper portion of the second distillation column to the second distillation column, and
controlling a ratio K of an upper reflux R2 of the second distillation column and an upper reflux R1 of the first distillation column (R2/R1) to be from 1.05 to 1.5.

US Pat. No. 11,065,555

STARTING BLOCKS FOR ATHLETE TRAINING


1. A starting blocks device, which includes:a forward longitudinal member having a top side, a bottom side, a left side, a right side, a front end and a back end;
a rear longitudinal member having a top side, a bottom side, a left side, a right side, a front end and a back end, wherein each said longitudinal member has one respective right or left side hingedly connected such that said rear longitudinal member can assume an open position aligned with said forward longitudinal member and provide an expanded support length of said starting blocks device and assume a closed position adjacent but not aligned with said forward longitudinal member providing collapsed portability;
a forward block removably connected to one of said left or right sides of said forward longitudinal member by way of a first bolt;
a handle connected to said top side of said forward longitudinal member for hand held carrying of said starting blocks device; and
a rear block is removably connected to one of said left or right sides of the forward longitudinal member rearwardly of said forward block by way of a second bolt.

US Pat. No. 11,065,554

TOY WITH EJECTABLE FITTING

ALPHA GROUP CO., LTD., G...


1. A toy capable of ejecting an accessory, comprisinga toy body, comprising a fixing part, a deformable part deformably provided on the fixing part, and an accessory locking member;
an accessory, cooperating with or separated from the accessory locking member so as to be positioned or ejected, and
a toy disc,
wherein a free end of the accessory is provided with a first clamping part configured to clamp the toy disc,
wherein the accessory locking member comprises:
a first moving part movably disposed on the fixing part or the deformable part, and configured to cooperate with or to be separated from the accessory; and
a first elastic element, having a first end abutting against the accessory and a second end abutting against the deformable part or the fixing part, and
wherein when the accessory locking member is triggered by clamping the toy disc, the first moving part is moved to be separated from the accessory, and the accessory is ejected under the action of the first elastic element.

US Pat. No. 11,065,553

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING A MOVABLE ARM OF A RIDE VEHICLE

Universal City Studios LL...


1. A ride vehicle system, comprising:a ride vehicle comprising:a ride vehicle base configured to interface with a ride track, wherein the ride vehicle base is configured to move along the ride track;
a movable arm comprising a base end and a free end, the movable arm configured to move along one or more motion-controlled axes, wherein the movable arm is mounted to the ride vehicle base at the base end;
a ride seat coupled to the free end of the movable arm; and
a coupling device configured to reversibly couple a first portion of the movable arm to the ride vehicle base, the ride seat to a second portion of the movable arm, the ride seat to the ride vehicle base, or a combination thereof; and
a ride vehicle controller, wherein the ride vehicle controller is configured to:receive a ride condition signal, wherein the received ride condition signal is configured to indicate that the ride vehicle is approaching a portion of the ride track associated with a ride condition, and wherein the ride condition is configured to cause the ride vehicle to experience forces above a predetermined threshold; and
activate the coupling device to couple, during the ride condition, the first portion of the movable arm to the ride vehicle base, the ride seat to the second portion of the movable arm, the ride seat to the ride vehicle base, or a combination thereof based on the received ride condition signal.



US Pat. No. 11,065,552

SYSTEM FOR STREAMING DATABASES SERVING REAL-TIME APPLICATIONS USED THROUGH STREAMING INTERACTIVE VIDEO

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more servers of a hosting service center operable to execute a video game for one or more users remotely located from the hosting service center;
the execution of the video game on the one or more servers producing uncompressed video of 3D animation, the one or more servers being further operable to integrate live video with the video game;
the live video being received at the hosting service center from one or more client devices correspondingly associated with the one or more users, the receiving of the live video being via an inbound routing network of the hosting service center for direct transfer to the one or more servers;
the uncompressed video of 3D animation is generated, at least partially, using data from a storage unit of the hosting service center coupled to the one or more servers via the inbound routing network, the storage unit is configured to load geometry for efficient loading and rendering of objects of the 3D animations;
a compression unit that compresses the uncompressed video of 3D animation integrated with the live video, compressed streaming interactive video being produced therefrom; and
outbound routing network devices coupled to the compression unit that transmits the compressed streaming interactive video over a packetized network to the one or more users.

US Pat. No. 11,065,551

VIRTUAL REALITY PRESENTATION OF REAL WORLD SPACE

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method for delivering a virtual reality (VR) presentation of a real world space to a remote user via a head mounted display (HMD), comprising:receiving a request for the VR presentation of the real world space;
identifying a viewing location within the real world space for by the user, the viewing location being mapped to a real world capture system in the real world space;
accessing a user profile having user preferences of the user;
receiving a video stream of the real world space from the real world capture system, the video stream including a plurality of images captured by one or more cameras of the real world capture system, the plurality of images being presented in the HMD from a perspective associated with the viewing location;
identifying, from the plurality of images of the video stream, a real world object configured for reskinning during presentation to the user via the HMD;
reskinning, based on the user profile, the real world object within the plurality of images, the reskinning includes overlaying a graphical content element in place of image data associated with the real world object, the overlaying being geometrically adjusted based on the perspective associated with the real world capture system corresponding to the viewing location; and
sending for presentation the video stream with the reskinning for viewing to the HMD.

US Pat. No. 11,065,550

LOCAL GAME EXECUTION FOR SPECTATING AND SPECTATOR GAME PLAY

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method for gaming:instantiating a first instance of a video game at a local device of a spectator;
receiving at the local device from a back-end game server game state data and user data of one or more players participating in a gaming session;
generating a plurality of video frames of live game play by the one or more players using the game state data and the user data by executing the video game in the first instance of the video game;
displaying the plurality of video frames for the live game play on a display of the spectator; and
generating a local game slice of the video game at the local device in a second instance of the video game for a sliced game play while executing the video game in the first instance, the local game slice being responsive to a plurality of inputs from a controller device of the spectator, wherein execution of the video game in the second instance is independent of execution of the video game in the first instance.

US Pat. No. 11,065,549

AI MODELING FOR VIDEO GAME COACHING AND MATCHMAKING

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method, comprising:recording gameplay data from a first session of a video game, the first session defined for interactive gameplay of a user;
training a machine learning model using the gameplay data, wherein the training causes the machine learning model to imitate the interactive gameplay of the user;
after the training, determining a classification of the machine learning model by exposing the machine learning model to one or more scenarios of the video game, and evaluating actions of the machine learning model in response to the one or more scenarios;
using the classification of the machine learning model to assign the user to a second session of the video game, the second session defined for control of interactive gameplay by the user, the control of interactive gameplay including controlling in-game actions of a character or entity by the user during the second session.

US Pat. No. 11,065,548

STATISTICAL DRIVEN TOURNAMENTS

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...


1. A system for hosting a tournament gaming league, the system comprising:one or more processors;
a network interface coupled to the one or more processors; and
a non-transitory memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory comprising instructions stored therein executable by the processors to perform operations comprising:actively monitoring a first set of game-play statistics measuring different gameplay attributes of a first player within a first game title, the first set of game-play statistics including at least one game-play statistic;
actively monitoring a second set of game-play statistics measuring different gameplay attributes of a second player within a second game title, the second game title different from the first game title; and
generating a cross-title ranking for the first player and for the second player based on an attribute measured by the at least one game-play statistic when the tournament gaming league ends, wherein generating the cross-title ranking includes comparing the at least one game-play statistic to a corresponding one of the second set of game-play statistics that measures a same type of the attribute.


US Pat. No. 11,065,546

DISTRIBUTED AUTHORITY FOR PEER GAMING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:initiating a multiplayer gaming session for a plurality of peer clients executing a game application;
periodically rotating master peer responsibility for authoritative actions among at least a subset of the plurality of peer clients;
receiving, from the peer clients, hash values generated using game state data, the hash values being obtained at determined times, for the multiplayer gaming session stored by the peer clients;
determining, from the received hash values, a consensus hash value returned by at least a threshold number of peer clients;
determining, using the peer client having the master peer responsibility, an outlier peer client having an outlier hash value different from the consensus hash value;
setting the game state data for the outlier peer client to match the game state data corresponding to the consensus hash value in response to determining the outlier peer client does not satisfy a termination criterion; and
causing the outlier peer client to be dropped from the multiplayer gaming session in response to determining the outlier peer client satisfies the termination criterion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,545

USE OF MACHINE LEARNING TO INCREASE OR DECREASE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY IN BEATING VIDEO GAME OPPONENT

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method, comprising:receiving data related to one or more video game players' attempt to beat a video game opponent;
determining, based on the data, a different way for beating the video game opponent in the future; and
altering gameplay against the video game opponent based on the different way for beating the video game opponent in the future, wherein the determining and altering are executed by at least one computer using at least one machine learning algorithm comprising a serialized process that involves identifying, obtaining, and preparing raw data sets, feature engineering and generating extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs that transform the raw data sets into features for the machine learning algorithms, the machine learning algorithm being produced by evaluating plural models evaluated for performance and latency with the machine learning algorithm being selected from the model whose quality of prediction is better than other models, the machine learning algorithm providing inferences on how to circumvent certain attacks, or attack patterns, or habits of a human video game player, or to make the video game opponent easier to beat if a player of the video game is having trouble beating the video game opponent.

US Pat. No. 11,065,544

TERMINAL DEVICE, PROGRAM, METHOD, AND SERVER APPARATUS

GungHo Online Entertainme...


1. A terminal device comprising:an input interface configured to receive an instruction input from a first player in a real world;
a display configured to display a virtual space of a game application;
a memory configured to store computer readable instructions, player character information about one or a plurality of player characters including a first player character operable by the first player;
a sensor configured to detect position information about a first position of the terminal device held by the first player in the real world;
a communication interface configured to transmit the detected position information to a server apparatus remotely arranged from the terminal device; and
a processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions so as to:transmit the detected position information corresponding to the first position to the server apparatus via the communication interface, the server apparatus being configured to receive other position information corresponding to other terminal devices held by other players so as to identify the other terminal devices that are located within a predetermined distance from the terminal device held by the first player in the real world, the other terminal devices including another terminal device held by a second player as one of the other players;
receive candidate character information about at least one of a plurality of other player characters corresponding to the other terminal devices held by the other players from the server apparatus via the communication interface when the server apparatus determines that the other terminal devices corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of other player characters are located within the predetermined distance from the first terminal device in the real world;
select a desired player character from the at least one of the plurality of other player characters in response to the instruction input received by the input interface, the desired player character being a second player character corresponding to the second player holding the another terminal device when the another terminal device is located within the predetermined distance from the first terminal device in the real world;
send the second player character as the selected desired player character to the server apparatus via the communication interface, the server apparatus associating the first player character with the second player character;
display the first player character associated with the second player character, the second player character, and the at least one of the plurality of other player characters in the virtual space on the display, the first player character associated with the second player character and the second player character moving in the virtual space as the second player holding the another terminal device moves in the real world, the movement of the first player character associated with the second player character in the virtual space having no direct relationship with movement of the first player and the other players in the real world;
receive the first player character upon dissolving the association between the first and second player characters by the server apparatus when a predetermined period of time passes since the first player character is associated with the second player character; and
receive a new property of the first player character from the server apparatus, the new property being determined based on a moving distance of the second player holding the another terminal device in the real world while the first player character is associated with the second player character in the virtual space.


US Pat. No. 11,065,543

PROCESSING DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND METHOD

GungHo Online Entertainme...


1. A processing device comprising:an input interface configured to accept an operation input relating to an effect object from a player in a real world, the effect object being disposed in a virtual space displayed on a display;
a memory configured to store one or a plurality of virtual objects disposed in the virtual space, parameters associated with the one or the plurality of virtual objects, and computer readable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions so as to:vary a form of the effect object according to the operation input accepted by the input interface; and
vary a corresponding one of the parameters associated with at least the one or the plurality of virtual objects according to the form variation of the effect object,

wherein one of the one or the plurality of virtual objects is an accessory object that is usable by a character object in the virtual space, and
the corresponding one of the parameters corresponds to a first parameter of the parameters, and the first parameter is an attribute value of at least one of a shape or a weight associated with the accessory object.

US Pat. No. 11,065,542

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING USER ENGAGEMENT IN A VIDEOGAME

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method of determining user engagement in a game, comprising the steps of:receiving data from a plurality of remote entertainment devices at a server, the data from a respective entertainment device associating at least a first feature state of the game with an action by a user of that respective entertainment device indicative of a predetermined degree of engagement by the user with the game;
aggregating the data received from the plurality of entertainment devices; and
determining a level of correspondence between one or more feature states and user actions indicative of the predetermined degree of engagement, wherein at least one of:
(i) a location within a game environment associated with a low degree of engagement is modified either to incorporate a predetermined in-game feature associated with a high degree of engagement or to remove a predetermined in-game feature associated with a low degree of engagement; and
(ii) a location within the game environment associated with a high degree of engagement is modified either to incorporate a predetermined in-game feature associated with a low degree of engagement or to remove a predetermined in-game feature associated with a high degree of engagement.

US Pat. No. 11,065,540

GAME EXECUTION DEVICE AND GAME PROGRAM

DWANGO, Co., Ltd., Tokyo...


1. A game executing device comprising:a receiver configured to receive a request for generating an event from an auxiliary server, the request for generating an event being based on a request for executing an intervention to a game from a terminal of an audience member of a live video of the game;
an event controller configured to control the event that occurs in the game, at least in response to the request for generating the event and further configured to generate event data indicating events that occur in the game;
a selector configured to select events subject to notification up to a predetermined number of first events that occur in the game during a first period among the events indicated in the event data, when a number of first events exceeds the predetermined number;
an acquirer configured to acquire attributes of a requester of each first events; and
a generator configured to generate notification data to inform a player of the game of an occurrence of each event subject to notification, wherein a terminal of the player is configured to output at least one of a game screen or sound generated based on the event data and the notification data, the event data including event types of the events,
wherein the selector is configured to select the events subject to notification in descending order based on priorities assigned to the first events up to the predetermined number of the first events,
each priority of the priorities is predefined for each event type,
wherein the selector is configured to select a portion of a plurality of second events assigned a priority equal to a boundary value as the events subject to notification based on attributes of one or more requesters of the second events when a number of the first events assigned priorities equal to or higher than the boundary value exceeds the predetermined number of the first events, and
wherein the boundary value is equal to the priority that corresponds to the predetermined number of the first events when the first events are sorted in descending order based on the priorities assigned to the first events.

US Pat. No. 11,065,539

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING VIDEO GAME CONTENT

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A server comprising:a non-transitory memory for storing program code, the program code for:receiving state information of a shared segment of a video game shared by a first user;
receiving a selection by the second user of any point of the shared segment of the video game with a second device; and
enabling the second user to begin playing of the shared segment based on the state information corresponding to a point selected by the second user with the second device; and

a processor coupled to the memory, the processor component configured for processing the program code.

US Pat. No. 11,065,538

GAME CONTROL METHOD, GAME CONTROL DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

GREE, Inc., Tokyo (JP)


1. A method for controlling a game implemented by a native application installed into a communication terminal, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user, a first instruction to create a group;
creating the group in response to the first instruction;
receiving, from a second user, a second instruction for the second user to join to the group;
making, in response to the second instructions, the second user to belong to the group;
conducting a main cycle; and
conducting a sub cycle; wherein
the main cycle comprises:
displaying a deck creation screen;
creating, in response to a user operation to the deck creation screen, a deck including a plurality of card characters, wherein a plurality of parameters are set on each of the card characters, the plurality of parameters including a first parameter indicative of a hit point, a second parameter indicative of an attack power, and a third parameter indicative of speed;
conducting a card battle based on the plurality of parameters set on each of the plurality of card characters included in the deck; and
increasing, by elevating a first card character among the plurality of card characters by consuming at least one card character identical to the first card character, at least one of the plurality of parameters set on the first card character; and
the sub cycle comprises:
making an event to occur;
providing at least two component items;
providing, when users belonging to the group have all the component items necessary to obtain a benefit, the benefit to the users belonging to the group; and
finalizing the event after a first term lapses from an occurrence of the event.

US Pat. No. 11,065,537

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a communication section configured to receive an identifier from a tactile feedback apparatus, wherein
the tactile feedback apparatus includes a tactile feedback section, and
the identifier indicates a characteristic of the tactile feedback apparatus; and
a control section configured to:determine a type of content of an operation associated with a tactile feedback of the tactile feedback section;
generate a control signal based on the identifier and the type of the content; and
control operation of the tactile feedback apparatus based on the generated control signal.


US Pat. No. 11,065,536

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALTERING PERCEPTION OF VIRTUAL CONTENT IN A VIRTUAL SPACE

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...


1. A system comprising:one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions that configure the one or more processors to:execute an instance of a virtual game space for a video game, wherein the virtual game space includes game content for presentation to users of the virtual game space and facilitates participation by the users in the virtual game space via virtual characters, such that a first user participates in the virtual game space and plays the video game via a first virtual character and a second user participates in the virtual game space and plays the video game via a second virtual character, and wherein a first virtual object is depicted to the users in the instance of the virtual game space;
obtain a first attribute level for the first virtual character;
obtain a second attribute level for the second virtual character;
determine a first depiction of the first virtual object for presentation to the first user in the instance of the virtual game space, wherein the first depiction of the first virtual object is based at least in part on the first attribute level;
determine a second depiction of the first virtual object for presentation to the second user in the instance of the virtual game space, wherein the second depiction of the first virtual object is based at least in part on the second attribute level; and
provide the first depiction of the first virtual object to the first user and the second depiction of the first virtual object to the second user in the instance of the virtual game space, wherein the first depiction of the first virtual object and the second depiction of the first virtual object are different.


US Pat. No. 11,065,535

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL CONVERSION METHOD AND PROGRAM

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. An information processing device that provides an operation signal of an analog stick to a game, comprising:a conversion processing unit configured to convert a detection value obtained by detection of a movement of a controller into an analog stick signal; and
an output processing unit configured to provide the analog stick signal obtained by the conversion to the game; wherein:
the conversion processing unit implementing the conversion includes:
a first calculation unit configured to calculate a first signal from a detected angular velocity,
a second calculation unit configured to calculate a second signal according to a deviation amount between a direction in which the controller is directed and a reference direction,
an addition unit configured to add the first signal and the second signal to generate a motion operation signal, and
an analog stick signal generation unit configured to generate the analog stick signal from the motion operation signal, and
wherein, when the conversion processing unit detects that recoil control is carried out in a gun shooting game, the conversion processing unit does not transmit the analog stick signal, which corresponds to the movement for tilting the controller in an upward direction, to the output processing unit after the recoil control is carried out.

US Pat. No. 11,065,534

THUMBSTICK USER INPUT DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A thumbstick user input device comprising:a housing;
a shaft carried by the housing and having an upper end extending outwardly beyond the housing for manipulation by a user's thumb and a lower end within the housing;
a plurality of sensors carried by the housing to sense movement of the shaft;
a first contact member within the housing;
a spring coupled between the first contact member and the shaft to urge the first contact member and the shaft apart;
a motor carried at a bottom of the housing and having a rotatable output extending upwardly therefrom; and
a second contact member coupled to the rotatable output and in contact with the first contact member to be selectively moveable in an upward or downward direction based upon motor rotation to set a compression of the spring and thereby set a return-to-center bias for the shaft while the upper end of the shaft is being manipulated by the user's thumb.

US Pat. No. 11,065,533

SHARING BUFFERED GAMEPLAY IN RESPONSE TO AN INPUT REQUEST

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method for sharing gameplay, comprising:executing a video game at a server for streaming to a client;
while executing the video game, buffering a portion of gameplay of the video game, wherein the buffered portion of gameplay includes an amount of gameplay prior to a currently executing gameplay;
receiving an input from a controller device used for playing the video game;
responsive to receiving the input, enabling sharing of at least part of the portion of gameplay to a website.

US Pat. No. 11,065,532

SPLIT-SCREEN PRESENTATION BASED ON USER LOCATION AND CONTROLLER LOCATION

Sony Interactive Entertai...


1. A method for managing multi-player interactivity with an interactive application, comprising:analyzing, by a processor, captured images of an interactive environment to determine locations of a first controller, a second controller, a first user, and a second user in the interactive environment, said analyzing captured images includes identifying and searching, by the processor, first and second search regions proximate to the first and second controllers, respectively, to identify biometric identifiers of the first and second user that are used to determine the locations of the first and second user;
pairing, by the processor, the first controller to the first user based on the location of the first controller and the location of the first user;
pairing, by the processor, the second controller to the second user based on the location of the second controller and the location of the second user;
presenting, by the processor, a split-screen view of the interactive application, wherein presenting the split-screen view includes setting positions of a first view and a second view within the split-screen view based on one or more of the locations of the first user, the second user, the first controller, or the second controller.

US Pat. No. 11,065,531

MULTI-LAYERED GAME BOARD


1. A board game with multiple playing surfaces set within a portable gaming unit(s), comprising:a portal;
a rest stop;
a spinner or a dice;
one or more cardholders;
one or more sets of cards;
a set of rules; and
a set of movable pawn pieces comprised of a set of die-cast metal vehicles;
the portable gaming unit(s) holds all components, the portable gaming unit is A units long and B units wide to define A times B unit size to hold;
a game board(s) with multiple playing surfaces are connected at one edge, each of the multiple playing surfaces lays flat to play, and is lifted to turn and play another one of the multiple playing surfaces, each of the game board(s) with the multiple playing surfaces is X wide and Y long providing at least four different surfaces of the game board(s) with the multiple playing surfaces to play upon and components;
the set of die-cast metal vehicles are interchangeable with every other set of die-cast metal vehicles produced for each of the portable gaming unit(s), the die-cast metal vehicles are comprised of three layers; a top layer, a middle layer, and a bottom layer, each of the layers of the die-cast metal vehicles are interchangeable with each other set of the die-cast metal vehicles produced for every other of the portable gaming unit(s); for the movable pawn pieces comprised of die-cast metal vehicles, each of the portable gaming unit(s) will provide up to W number of the movable pawn pieces comprised of the die-cast metal vehicles with color choices, each of the movable pawn pieces comprised of the die-cast metal vehicles can be defined as O times P in size with Q number of art details upon the movable pawn pieces comprised of the die-cast metal vehicles and;
the game board(s) with the multiple playing surfaces, allows many choices, before the game board with the multiple playing surfaces is played upon, choose which one of the multiple playing surfaces to begin and which one of the multiple playing surfaces to play second, third and so on, and which of the multiple playing surfaces to end play, the rules for playing the game board with the multiple playing surfaces allows collaboration through each game played, order of play can be different each time;
the portal is a location on the game board(s) that allow the player to jump through to the rest stop before leaping to the next multiple playing surfaces; and the rest stop allows the player to pause the game to interact or to take a break;
and the portable gaming unit(s) comes equipped with an USB port to connect online.

US Pat. No. 11,065,530

OVERLAY FOR COLLECTIBLE TRADING CARDS


1. A card sleeve assembly for protecting as well as customizing the look and appearance of a collectible card used in a collectible card game in a non-permanent manner, comprising:a collectible card having a front face with a unique design printed thereon, said design providing said card with a certain tactical and functional value when playing said card in a collectible card game;
an outer sleeve member comprising (a) a transparent front panel having opposite side edges, a bottom edge, and a top edge; (b) a rear panel having opposite side edges, a bottom edge, and a top edge; and (c) a plurality of seams attaching the edges of said front and rear panels in such a manner so as to define an interior therein;
an inner sleeve member disposed in the interior of said outer sleeve member, said inner sleeve member comprising (a) a transparent front panel having artwork imprinted thereon that covers only a portion of said front panel, said front panel including opposite side edges, a bottom edge, and a top edge; (b) a back panel having opposite side edges, a bottom edge, and a top edge; and (c) a plurality of seams attaching the edges of said front and back panels in such a manner so as to define an interior for slidably receiving the collectible card therein; and
wherein the artwork is printed on said front panel of the inner sleeve in a manner and at a strategic location thereon such that it alters the original look and appearance of the design on the front face of the collectible card, but does not alter the tactical and functional value of the collectible card, when the collectible card is inserted and received within the inner sleeve so that the front panel of the inner sleeve covers the front face of the collectible card.

US Pat. No. 11,065,529

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING A SHAPE OF A GLIDING SURFACE OF A GLIDING DEVICE


1. An apparatus for changing a shape of a gliding surface of a gliding device, the apparatus comprising:a force transfer body removably attachable to the gliding device; and
at least one force transfer element configured to move longitudinally relative to the force transfer body in response to longitudinal deflection of the force transfer body;
wherein the force transfer body is configured to laterally deflect first and second laterally opposite side elements of the gliding device, along a portion of the gliding device extending longitudinally along a binding region of the gliding device, when the force transfer body is attached to the gliding device and in response to the longitudinal movement of the at least one force transfer element relative to the force transfer body, the apparatus further comprising a first connecting element comprising:a fixed portion held in a substantially fixed position relative to the force transfer body; and
a movable portion coupled to the at least one force transfer element and configured to move longitudinally relative to the force transfer body in response to longitudinal deflection of the force transfer body.


US Pat. No. 11,065,528

THRUST-RESPONSIVE SURFACE MATERIAL FOR SKIS


1. A thrust-responsive structure for skis, comprising:a plurality of retractable elements, each retractable element including a portion configured to move from an elevated position to a retracted position, each retractable element further including a first retention feature; and
a periodic matrix formed within a plane of a ski base, the periodic matrix fully surrounding a perimeter of at least a subset of the plurality of retractable elements, the matrix being static relative to the plurality of retractable elements, the periodic matrix including a plurality of second retention features configured to captively engage the first retention features of the plurality of retractable elements,
wherein a position of each retractable element of the plurality of retractable elements, in the elevated position, is limited by contact between the first retention feature and the second retention feature.

US Pat. No. 11,065,527

REFLECTIVE VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR INTERACTIVE TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATION AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Curiouser Products Inc., ...


1. A method, comprising:wirelessly connecting, at a smart device of a user and within a time period, the smart device of the user and a smart mirror of the user to define a first wireless connection;
wirelessly connecting, at the smart device of the user and within the time period, the smart device of the user and a first wireless device of the user to define a second wireless connection;
in response to a loss of the first wireless connection during display of a workout on the smart mirror after the time period, automatically and repeatedly attempting, at a first interval, to reestablish the first wireless connection during a first time period;
when the first wireless connection is reestablished within the first time period, automatically synchronizing data from the smart mirror to the smart device;
when the first wireless connection is not reestablished within the first time period, automatically ceasing to attempt to automatically reestablish the first wireless connection;
in response to a loss of the second wireless connection during the display of the workout on the smart mirror after the time period, automatically and repeatedly attempting, at a second interval, to reestablish the second wireless connection during a second time period; and
when the second wireless connection is not reestablished within the second time period:
attempting to discover a second wireless device; and
wirelessly connecting the smart device and the second wireless device in response to the second wireless device being discovered.

US Pat. No. 11,065,526

BRAKING SYSTEMS FOR EXERCISE MACHINES


1. A treadmill comprising:a treadbase including an endless belt thereon;
an alternating current (AC) motor for rotating said endless belt about said treadbase; and
a direct current (DC) charger, electrically connected to said AC motor; and
a source of alternating current (AC) electricity, said DC charger being charged by said AC electricity;
wherein removing said AC electricity from said treadmill causes said motor to stop operating and said DC charger to inject direct current (DC) electricity into said AC motor, and
wherein said DC charger injecting DC electricity into said AC motor inhibits said endless belt from moving.

US Pat. No. 11,065,525

STOWABLE FUNCTIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

WESTERN SHELTER SYSTEMS, ...


1. A Functional Training System (FTS), comprising:a system container, wherein the system container includes a container front, a container rear, a container first side, a container second side, a container bottom, and a container top, wherein the container front, container rear, container first side, container second side, container bottom, and container top define a container cavity,
and an exercise structure, wherein the exercise structure includes at least one platform connector comprising a first brace plate parallel to a second brace plate, and at least two brace bars, each brace bar coupling the first brace plate and the second brace plate together, and a length of each brace bar is non-perpendicular with respect to the first brace plate and the second brace plate, wherein the at least two brace bars are non-perpendicularly and securely associated with at least one of the container front, container rear, container first side, container second side, container bottom, or container top, and
wherein when the exercise structure is securely associated with at least one of the container front, container rear, container first side, container second side, container bottom, or container top, the exercise structure is wholly supported by the system container.

US Pat. No. 11,065,524

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO MEASURE, ANALYZE AND SHARE GOLF SWING AND BALL MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...


1. An electronic device holder consisting of:a body and a clamp;
the body having a back portion, a first body end, a second body end, a first side portion, and a second side portion; the second body end having an opening for receiving an electronic device;
the clamp, integral with the back portion of the body and configured to removably attach and secure the body of the electronic device holder to a golf club shaft; wherein:
the first body end, the first side portion, and the second side portion are at least partially curved to surround at least a portion of a front surface of the electronic device;
the first body end, the first side portion, and the second side portion secures the electronic device so that the electronic device does not slide out without being manually removed from the electronic device holder; wherein the electronic device can be manually slid out of the opening of the second body end;
the clamp comprises a first arm portion and a second arm portion;
the first arm portion comprises:a first support portion extending from the back portion of the body,
a first arcuate portion coupled to the first support portion, and
a first guide portion coupled to the first arcuate portion; and

the second arm portion comprises:a second support portion extending from the back portion of the body,
a second arcuate portion coupled to the second support portion, and
a second guide portion coupled to the second arcuate portion;

wherein the first and second support portions extend from the back portion at an inward angle; and
wherein the clamp further consists of a bumper portion located on the back portion of the electronic device holder body and between the first support portion and the second support portion, wherein the bumper portion extends only from the back portion to the first and second support portions.

US Pat. No. 11,065,523

PUNCHING BAG TARGET SUSPENDED FROM SUSPENSION LINE AND MOVEABLE ALONG LINE UNTIL IMPEDED BY BLOCKER


22. A punching bag system comprising:a suspension line suspended between a plurality of mounting points;
a target suspended from the suspension line using a fastening mechanism in a manner allowing the target to move along the suspension line; and
a blocker positioned on the suspension line at a configurable distance from the target;
wherein the blocker is frictionally held in place on the suspension line at the configurable distance;
movement of the target along the suspension line is restricted upon the fastening mechanism of the target impacting the blocker;
the blocker is physically larger than the fastening mechanism thus impeding travel of the fastening mechanism along the suspension line past the blocker;
the plurality of mounting points between which the suspension line is suspended includes at least three mounting points positioned non-collinearly around a user placement area; and
the suspension line travels between the mounting points in a sequence forming a plurality of segments of the suspension line around the user placement area for suspending one or more targets on different sides of the user placement area.

US Pat. No. 11,065,522

GOLF SWING TRAINING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE


1. A method of improving a golf swing, the method comprising steps of:placing a golf backswing training device between a golfer's torso and a golfer's upper arm of a golfer, the golf backswing training device comprising:a golf backswing training device body having a golf backswing training device body front panel and a golf backswing training device body rear panel comprising an interior gap therebetween,
the golf backswing training device body front panel bound by a golf backswing training device body front panel adjoining edge and a golf backswing training device body front panel free edge and the golf backswing training device body rear panel bound by a golf backswing training device body rear panel adjoining edge and a golf backswing training device body rear panel free edge, wherein the golf backswing training device body front panel adjoining edge and the golf backswing training device body rear panel adjoining edge are joined to one another and the golf backswing training device body front panel free edge and the golf backswing training device body rear panel free edge are detached and spaced apart from one another when the golf backswing training device body is in an original shape,
wherein the golf backswing training device body is fabricated of a flexible, resilient material,
wherein the golf backswing training device is of a design and material that compresses when a compression force is applied to the golf backswing training device body front panel and the golf backswing training device body rear panel and the golf backswing training device body returns to an original shape when the compression force applied to the golf backswing training device body front panel and the golf backswing training device body rear panel is removed;

applying a force to each of the golf backswing training device body front panel and the golf backswing training device body rear panel, wherein the force compresses the golf backswing training device against a resistance force generated by properties of the flexible, resilient material of the golf backswing training device body drawing the golf backswing training device body front panel free edge and the golf backswing training device body rear panel free edge towards one another, and wherein the force is sufficient to retain the golf backswing training device in position throughout a golf swing;
swinging a golf club using both arms while retaining the golf backswing training device in position; and
restoring the golf backswing training device body to the original shape using the properties of the flexible, resilient material of the golf backswing training device body.

US Pat. No. 11,065,521

PUNCHING-TRAINING DEVICE

PANG MEI SPORT CO., LTD.,...


1. A punching-training device, including:a support body, having a seat end and an assembling end;
a punching mechanism, including a plurality of punched member which are freely rotatable and separately mounted to the assembling end,
wherein the assembling end includes a plurality of small diameter shafts on which the plurality of punched members are rotatably mounted, and each of the plurality of small diameter shafts is smaller than the seat end, and
wherein the assembling end further includes a supporting rod, at least one interposed member and a stop portion, the supporting rod includes a first large diameter section, one said small diameter shaft connected with the first large diameter section, and a first connection end disposed at one end of the one said small diameter shaft, and the at least one interposed member includes a second large diameter section detachably connected with the first connection end, another one said small diameter shaft connected with the second large diameter section, and a second connection end disposed at one end of the another one said small diameter shaft and detachably connected with the stop portion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,520

SWINGING BOB TOY WITH CONFIGURABLE, MULTI-COMPONENT TETHERING MEANS


1. A swinging bob toy comprising:a first tethering means which forms a first loop;
a first bob, said first bob being attached to said first tethering means;
a second tethering means which forms a second loop; and
a second bob, said second bob being attached to said second tethering means, said first tethering means being attached to said second tethering means wherein said first bob has a first aperture through which said first tethering means passes, said first bob being tethered to said first tethering means by a first knot formed by said first tethering means and said first aperture, said second bob has a second aperture through which said second tethering means passes, said second bob being secured to said second tethering means by a second knot formed by said second tethering means and said second aperture, and said first tethering means being secured to said second tethering means by a third knot formed by said first tethering means and said second tethering means, further including a third tethering means which forms a third loop, and a third bob having a third aperture through which said third tethering means passes, said third bob being tethered to said third tethering means by a fourth knot formed by said third tethering means and said third aperture, and said first tethering means being attached to said third tethering means by a fifth knot formed by said first tethering means and said third tethering means.

US Pat. No. 11,065,519

PUTTING SKILL GAME


1. A putting skill game device for putting a ball up an incline to sink the ball into a target, the device comprising:a game board with at least one target aperture providing passage of the ball through the game board;
a housing for placement of the board;
a ramp secured to the housing wherein the ramp provides the incline to launch the ball at the game board;
an upper surface of the ramp along which the ball travels wherein the upper surface of the ramp curves upward towards the game board to launch the ball upward towards the game board;
a putting surface providing a rigid surface leading to the ramp;
an artificial putting green material secured to the upper surface of the ramp, the artificial putting green material secured to an upper surface of the putting surface; and
a blocking wall located vertically above an uppermost portion of the ramp, the blocking wall located longitudinally between the ramp and the game board wherein the at least one target aperture is located vertically above the blocking wall.

US Pat. No. 11,065,518

HANDLE GRIP CONTROL DEVICE


1. A handle grip control device (“handle device”) configured to be removably secured to a handle of an instrument, the handle device comprising:a body having a first end, a bottom surface, a first outer surface, and an inner surface, the inner surface defining a cavity configured to receive handles of instruments, the body extending along a respective longitudinal axis from the first end to the bottom surface; and
a protrusion extending radially outwardly from a respective proximal end at the first outer surface of the body to a distal tip,
wherein the body includes an annular segment disposed along the longitudinal axis between the proximal end and the first end, the annular segment defining a portion of the outer surface having an outer circumference that increases along the longitudinal axis in a direction extending from the first end towards the proximal protrusion end,
wherein the protrusion defines a second outer surface including a first sloped surface, a second sloped surface, and a bottom surface opposite to the first and second sloped surfaces,
wherein the bottom surface defines a flat planar surface,
wherein the first sloped surface extends over a first length from the proximal end at a lower end of the annular segment and the second sloped surface extends over a second length from an end of the first length to the distal tip,
wherein a slope of the first sloped surface defines a first angle relative to a plane that extends parallel to the bottom surface and is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body, and
wherein a slope of the second sloped surface defines a second angle relative to the plane that is greater than the first angle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,517

GOLF CLUB AND GOLF CLUB HEAD STRUCTURES

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...


1. A golf club head comprising:a golf club head body comprising:
a crown, a sole, a toe end, a heel end, a rear, a front comprising a ball striking face, and an interface area proximate a central region of the golf club head body,
the golf club head body further comprising a first leg closest to the toe end extending away from the interface area toward the rear, and a second leg closest to the heel end extending away from the interface area toward the rear,
wherein a v-shaped void is defined between the first leg and the second leg,
the golf club head body further defining a cover comprising at least a portion of the crown that extends over the void,
wherein the golf club head body defines an internal cavity, and a center of gravity of the golf club head is positioned within the internal cavity of the golf club head, and
wherein the v-shaped void has a first width proximate the interface area and a second width proximate the rear, the second width being greater than the first width,
wherein the golf club head body defines a breadth dimension measured from the front towards the rear.

US Pat. No. 11,065,516

GOLF BAGS, GOLF BAG TOPS AND METHODS TO MANUFACTURE GOLF BAGS AND GOLF BAG TOPS

PARSONS XTREME GOLF, LLC,...


1. A golf bag comprising:a body portion having a top portion, a bottom portion, a chamber portion extending between the top portion and the bottom portion, and a display portion located outside of the chamber portion;
a club divider portion located at or proximate to the top portion, the club divider portion having a perimeter portion defining at least one opening to receive a first golf club into the chamber portion of the body portion,
a handle portion coupled to the perimeter portion of the club divider portion, the handle portion having a club fastener portion to engage a first portion of a second golf club; and
a base portion located at or proximate to the bottom portion, the base portion configured to engage a second portion of the second golf club,
wherein the chamber portion is configured to house at least 50% of a maximum club length of the first golf club,
wherein the display portion includes the club fastener portion and the base portion, and is configured to display at least 50% of a maximum club length of the second golf club, and
wherein the base portion comprises a pocket.

US Pat. No. 11,065,515

GOLF CLUB HEADS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...


1. A golf club head comprising:a body having:
a ball striking face,
a cavity defined in the body at a location behind the ball striking face,
a first cavity opening at a surface of the body other than the ball striking face,wherein the first cavity opening opens into the cavity, and

a plurality of ball striking face openings intersecting the cavity and extending in a direction away from the cavity, wherein the plurality of ball striking face openings are separate from the first cavity opening; and
wherein the plurality of ball striking face openings extend to and open at the ball striking face,
wherein at least a portion of the plurality of ball striking face openings extend in an arched or curved pattern across the ball striking face in a range of 10%-80% of a heel-to-toe length dimension of the ball striking face,
wherein adjacent ball striking face openings are separated by a separation distance,
wherein the ball striking face comprises a material between adjacent ball striking face openings having a first hardness characteristic,
wherein the cavity comprises a polymeric material having a second hardness characteristic, different from the first hardness characteristic,
wherein the polymeric material extends to the ball striking face and at least partially fills the ball striking face openings, and
wherein the separation distance corresponds to the dimensions of the ball striking face member material between adjacent ball striking face openings.

US Pat. No. 11,065,514

IRON-TYPE GOLF CLUB HEAD WITH BODY WALL APERTURES

Wilson Sporting Goods Co....


1. An iron-type golf club head comprising: a body having a wall extending about an opening, the wall having an outer peripheral surface, a sole, a toe, a heel, a topline and a rear wall portion extending from the heel to the toe; a faceplate coupled to the body across the opening, the wall and the faceplate defining a rearward-facing back cavity, the sole, the rear wall portion and the faceplate defining a lower cavity that is continuous with the back cavity; a first set of apertures extending through the wall from the peripheral outer surface to the lower cavity and being continuous with the lower cavity, the first set of apertures extending about a first plane; a second set of apertures extending through the wall from the peripheral outer surface to the lower cavity and being continuous with the lower cavity, the second set of apertures extending, about a second plane; a fill material substantially filling the lower cavity and the first and second sets of apertures; and a badge positioned within the back cavity rearward of the faceplate and above the fill material.

US Pat. No. 11,065,513

SET OF GOLF CLUB HEADS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Acushnet Company, Fairha...


1. A plurality of two or more golf club heads comprising:a first golf club head further comprises a first hosel, a first hollow sole cavity, and a first cap, defining a first loft angle measured in degrees and a first CG-C-SA measured in mm;
a second golf club head further comprises a second hosel, a second hollow sole cavity, a second weight adjustment portion, and a second cap, defining a second loft angle measured in degrees and a second CG-C-SA measured in mm;
wherein said CG-C-SA is a distance along a Z-axis, measured from the hosel bore axis to a CG of said golf club head;
wherein said second cavity has a volume greater than a volume of said first cavity,
wherein said second weight adjustment portion at least partially fills said second cavity,
wherein said second loft angle is greater than said first loft angle,
wherein both said first loft angle and said second loft angle are both greater than 52 degrees; and
wherein said first CG-C-SA and said second CG-C-SA both follow a relationship with said first and second loft angles that satisfies the equation below:CG-C-SA<0.1907*Loft+11.17.

wherein said second cavity if further comprised of a heel side sole cavity and a toe side sole cavity, and
wherein said second weight adjustment portion is located entirely within said toe side sole cavity of said second cavity.

US Pat. No. 11,065,512

GOLF CLUB HEAD WITH HEEL-SIDE WEIGHT PLUG

Callaway Golf Company, C...


1. A golf club head comprising:a body comprising a sole portion and a heel-side opening extending into the sole portion;
a hosel comprising a hosel bore and a hosel flange extending into the hosel bore;
a shaft sleeve comprising a shaft sleeve tip end with an internally threaded opening;
a weight plug comprising a wall, a base end, a plug flange opposite the base end, a side opening extending into the wall proximate the plug flange, and a through-opening extending from the base end to the side opening; and
a screw comprising a head portion, a midsection, and a threaded tip portion sized to engage the threads of the internally threaded opening in the shaft sleeve tip end,
wherein the heel-side opening communicates with the hosel bore,
wherein the weight plug is sized to fit within the heel-side opening, and
wherein, when the weight plug is disposed within the heel-side opening and the shaft sleeve is disposed within the hosel bore, the screw connects the weight plug to the shaft sleeve so that the hosel flange is disposed between the plug flange and the shaft sleeve tip end.

US Pat. No. 11,065,511

GOLF CLUB HEAD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...


1. A method for manufacturing a golf club head, which is for the golf club head composed of: a head main body comprising a crown, a face and a sole and having a hollow portion therein; and an internal weight member disposed in the hollow portion, comprising:a preparing step of preparing a first member including at least a part of the sole, a second member, and the internal weight member;
a first fixing step of fixing the internal weight member to said at least a part of the sole on the inner surface side thereof facing the hollow portion; and
a second fixing step of fixing the second member to the first member to which the internal weight member has been fixed,

whereinthe first member is provided, on said inner surface side, with a pedestal portion protruding toward the crown, and comprises a thin-walled portion extending between the pedestal portion and the face, having a smaller thickness than the pedestal portion,
the pedestal portion is formed at a position accessible from the outside of the first member,
the pedestal portion comprises a first positioning part for positioning the internal weight member in the up-down direction of the head, and a second positioning part for positioning the internal weight member in the toe-heel direction and/or front-back direction of the head,

whereinthe first fixing step includes:
a positioning step of positioning the internal weight member in relation to the pedestal portion by the use of the first positioning part and the second positioning part so that the internal weight member extends toward the face at a position above the thin-wall portion without contacting with the thin-wall portion and the face; and
a internal weight member fixing step of fixing the positioned internal weight member to the pedestal portion.

US Pat. No. 11,065,510

GOLF BALL

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...


1. A golf ball comprising a spherical core and at least one cover layer covering the spherical core, wherein the spherical core is formed from a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) a co-crosslinking agent, (c) a crosslinking initiator, and (d) a Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer agent,(b) the co-crosslinking agent contains an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof, and
(d) the Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer agent includes a compound represented by the formula (1):




in the formula (1), R represents a monovalent organic group, and Z represents a monovalent organic group.

US Pat. No. 11,065,507

MULTIFUNCTIONAL BALANCE EXERCISE MACHINE

Jian Ling Technology Co.,...


1. A multifunctional balance exercise machine, comprising:an exercise equipment with a base frame;
a balancing mechanism including a fixing base, a spring, a lower supporting plate, an upper supporting plate, plural elastic columns, a stress loading plate, a motion-tracking sensor, and a loading board;
wherein the fixing base is fixed on the base frame, a bottom of the spring is fixed on the fixing base, the lower supporting plate installed at a top of the spring, the upper supporting plate is fixed to the lower supporting plate by a pivoting center mechanism, and the plural elastic columns arranged between the stress loading plate and the upper supporting plate, the motion-tracking sensor arranged on a top edge of the upper supporting plate has a sensor and transmitter built-in, the loading board is fixed on a top of the stress loading plate;
wherein a guiding pin is set on the lower supporting plate which is capable of having radial displacement on the lower supporting plate, a limit slot and a steering slot are respectively formed in an edge of the upper supporting plate 180° apart from each other, embedding the guiding pin to the limit slot stops the upper supporting plate and the lower supporting plate from pivoting, and embedding the guiding pin to the steering slot causes the upper supporting plate and the lower supporting plate to pivot repeatedly in a predetermined angular degree;
an electronic control device set on the exercise equipment including a power control unit, a first display unit, and a processor unit loaded with a program for a motion sensing game;
whereby when a fitness user stands on the loading board, the user's body weight and a stress applied by feet transmit to the plural elastic column and the spring via the loading board, causes the plural elastic columns and the spring to be compressed or stretched, and force the loading board to oscillate to achieve the effect of a balance exercise; furthermore, the motion-tracking sensor transmits a signal of oscillation data a wireless receiving unit, the processor unit uses the oscillation data, and presents an image of the motion sensing game via the first display unit to achieve an entertaining effect of a virtual reality game.

US Pat. No. 11,065,506

MUSCLE TRAINING EQUIPMENT, MUSCLE TRAINING SYSTEM AND MUSCLE TRAINING METHOD

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...


1. A muscle training system, configured to train at least one target muscle of a human body, the muscle training system comprising:a muscle training equipment, comprising at least one resistance adjustment assembly and at least one vibration detector, wherein the at least one resistance adjustment assembly is configured to provide a resistance force as a training load, the at least one vibration detector is configured to be disposed on the at least one target muscle and produces at least one muscle vibration signal based on an activity of the at least one target muscle training under the resistance force; and
a controller, configured to control the at least one resistance adjustment assembly to adjust the resistance force according to the at least one muscle vibration signal; wherein the controller is configured to compare a training record data according to the at least one muscle vibration signal to a reference training record data so as to generate a difference value;
when the difference value is determined to be within an allowable range by the controller, the controller instructs the at least one resistance adjustment assembly to not change the resistance force;
when the difference value is determined to be positive and not within the allowable range by the controller, the controller instructs the at least one resistance adjustment assembly to decrease the resistance force; and
when the difference value is determined to be negative and not within the allowable range by the controller, the controller instructs the at least one resistance adjustment assembly to increase the resistance force.

US Pat. No. 11,065,505

BICYCLE TRAINER AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION

Tacx B.V., Wassenaar (NL...


1. A bicycle trainer comprising:a computer; and
an electronically variable brake configured to apply a braking resistance to rotatable pedals associated with a bicycle,
wherein the computer is coupled with the variable brake to control the braking resistance to simulate a surface condition of a road, wherein the braking resistance is controlled by utilizing a time variable setting with variations within a frequency band which depend on the simulated surface condition of the road.