US Pat. No. 11,110,590

ORGANIZER AND WALL MOUNT FOR ORGANIZER


1. An organizer, comprising:a plurality of cups, each of the plurality of cups including a front wall, a rear wall, a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, a base, and a top collectively defining an interior volume, each of the plurality of cups including, in the front wall, a first opening to the interior volume and a movable door movably disposed in said first opening, each of the plurality of cups further including a first connector on an exterior portion of at least one of the rear wall, first lateral wall, second lateral wall, base, or top, the movable door being constructed to move between an open position in which the interior volume is accessible via the first opening and a closed position in which the first opening is occluded; and
a freestanding vertical frame comprising, at an upper portion, lateral members having a first depthwise dimension and comprising, at a lower portion, support members having a second depthwise dimension greater than the first depthwise dimension to define a base, the frame further defining a plurality of second openings extending depthwise through the frame to correspondingly receive the plurality of cups in an orientation wherein each of the plurality of cups is at least substantially centered depthwise within the freestanding vertical frame and wherein the movable door of each of the plurality of cups is positioned at a front side of the frame to enable access to the interior volume of each of the plurality of cups from the front side of the frame, via the movable door, when the freestanding vertical frame is disposed at least in an upright vertical orientation, the freestanding vertical frame including a second connector adjacent each of the plurality of second openings to engage the first connector of a cup when the cup is positioned within the respective one of the plurality of second openings and to secure the cup to the freestanding vertical frame.

US Pat. No. 11,110,589

INTERCHANGEABLE AND INTERCONNECTABLE TOOL ORGANIZING DEVICE


1. A modular custom mechanic's tool accessory to hold a plurality of mechanic's tools, the custom tool accessory comprising modular mechanic's tool holders that are interconnectable to cooperatively hold a plurality of mechanic's tools, each mechanic's tool holder comprising:(a) a body;
(b) a plurality of tongues disposed at a first side of the body;
(c) a plurality of tongue receiving grooves disposed at a second side of the body opposite from the first side of the body;
(d) wherein the plurality of tongues on the first side of the body engageable in locking relationship with grooves of a first adjacent holder for mechanic's tools and the tongue receiving grooves disposed on the second side of the body engageable in locking relationship with the tongues of a second adjacent holder for mechanic's tools;
(e) a mechanic's tool holding portion disposed on the body to engage and hold the mechanic's tool, the mechanic's tool holding portion comprising:a first planar base section;
a first upright wall having an inclined inner surface disposed at an angle projecting upward and laterally outward from a side of the first base section and having an upright outer surface opposite to the inner surface; and
a second upright wall spaced from and extending along the first wall, the second wall having an inclined inner surface disposed at an angle projecting upward and laterally outward from the opposite side of the base section from the location of the first wall and having an upright outer surface opposite the inner surface;

(f) a missing mechanic's tool color indicator:disposed at the planar base section of the mechanic's tool holding portion, and of a color different from the color of the remainder of the mechanic's tool holding portion and the body, the color of the missing mechanic's tool indicator is unrelated to the color of the mechanic's tool and
the color of the missing mechanic's tool indicator is of the same color as that of a missing mechanic's tool indicator of another mechanic's tool holder to which the mechanic's tool holder is interconnected;

(g) wherein the missing mechanic's tool indicator is visibly blocked from sight by the mechanic's tool when the mechanic's tool is engaged and held by the mechanic's tool holding portion and is visible to sight when the mechanic's tool is removed from the mechanic's tool holding portion;
(h) wherein the plurality of tongues extend longitudinally along the height of the outer surface of the first wall and projecting outwardly away from the outer surface of the first wall; and
(i) wherein the plurality of tongue receiving grooves are recessed into the upright outer surface of the second wall to extend along the height of the outer surface of the second wall.

US Pat. No. 11,110,588

SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING ACCESSORIES TO ONE OR MORE TRESTLES


1. A system, comprising:a trestle, including a rail having a first end and a second end, a saddle secured to the rail, a first leg assembly disposed near the first end of the rail and pivotally secured to the rail, and a second leg assembly disposed near the second end of the rail and pivotally secured to the rail, such that the first leg assembly and the second leg assembly independently pivot relative to the rail;
wherein a plurality of holes is defined in the saddle of the trestle, with a threaded insert positioned in each of the plurality of holes; and
one or more engagement clamps, with each such engagement clamp including a threaded rod passing through one of the plurality of holes in the saddle, and into engagement with the threaded insert.

US Pat. No. 11,110,587

PAINTING TOOL STRUCTURE


1. An improved painting tool structure comprising:a body, the body comprising a grip portion and a bottom plate, the grip portion protruding from an upper surface on an end of the bottom plate, while a clamping slot with an opening facing downward is formed between the grip portion and the bottom plate, a limiting body disposed in the clamping slot, the bottom plate and the clamping slot forming an angle of less than 90 degrees;
a knife board comprising a blade portion and a connecting portion, the connecting portion extending obliquely upward from one end of the blade portion to form an angle of less than 90 degrees with the blade portion, and the angle between the blade portion and the connecting portion is generally equal to the angle between the bottom plate and the clamping slot, the connecting portion comprising multiple positioning portions, the connecting portion configured to connect to the clamping slot on the body, the positioning portions configured to engage the limiting body so that the knife board is connected to the body;
wherein when the connecting portion is connected to the clamping slot, the knife board is fixed under the bottom plate of the body, and the blade portion partially exposes the body.

US Pat. No. 11,110,586

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TOOL STRUCTURE


1. A multi-functional tool structure, comprising:a handle, a top part of the handle comprising an annular opening and at least two engaging recesses, each engaging recess recessed equidistantly on an inner surface of the annular opening, each engaging recess comprising a guiding slot and an engaging slot, the guiding slot and the engaging slot recessed on the inner surface of the annular opening, the guiding slot extending downward from a top surface of the annular opening, the engaging slot disposed below the guiding slot, an end of the engaging slot connected to the guiding slot;
a base, the base comprising multiple stops, multiple slots, and a bottom part, the multiple stops and the multiple slots alternatingly disposed along an outer periphery of the base, and a top end of each stop having a respective first joint, an outer side of one of the stops having an elastic assembly; wherein each of the multiple slots is configured for accommodating one of a plurality of tool heads, and the bottom part comprises at least two engaging protrusions and a tool fixing recess, the engaging protrusions configured to engage the engaging recesses on the handle, and the tool fixing recess configured for accepting one of the plurality of tool heads;
a cover, multiple second joints disposed on a bottom surface of the cover and configured for engaging with the first joints on the base;
a hollow sleeve comprising a side opening and multiple grooves, the side opening disposed on one side of the sleeve, the multiple grooves disposed on an inner surface of the sleeve, the sleeve disposed on the base and located between the handle and the cover, the elastic assembly abutting the grooves; wherein when the sleeve is rotated by an external force, the elastic assembly is deformed in order to switch to one of the corresponding grooves;
wherein the handle is separable from the base, the side opening is capable of corresponding to the one of the tool heads by rotation of the sleeve, such that the one of the tool heads is accessible from the side opening for fixing to the tool fixing recess on the base.

US Pat. No. 11,110,585

GRIP COMPONENT FOR A HAND TOOL


1. A hand tool, comprising:a shaft forming a driving bit at a first end of the hand tool, or having a bit-receiving socket at a first end of the hand tool; and
a grip component disposed around the shaft at a second and opposite end of the hand tool, wherein the grip component and the shaft form a handle of the hand tool, wherein the grip component has: an external portion formed from a first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material or thermoplastic urethane (TPU) material, a first inner portion formed from a second TPE or TPU material having a lower level of hardness relative to the first TPE or TPU material, and a second inner portion disposed between the shaft and the first inner portion,
wherein the second inner portion has a sleeve portion that is in direct contact with the shaft and extends along a longitudinal axis of the shaft,
wherein the second inner portion has a plurality of wall portions that extend from the sleeve portion to the external portion of the grip component,
wherein the grip component is a reverse-molded component formed by:
forming the external portion of the grip component by molding the first thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material or thermoplastic urethane (TPU) material into a shell that surrounds the shaft and forms a first set of cavities located between the shaft and the shell;
after the external portion of the grip component is formed, forming the first inner portion by injecting the second TPE or TPU material into the first set of cavities, wherein the first inner portion is located between the external portion and the shaft,
wherein the external portion is formed after the second inner portion is formed, and wherein, after the external portion is formed and before the first inner portion is formed, the external portion surrounds a space between the external portion and the second inner portion, and wherein the space is divided into the first set of cavities by the plurality of wall portions of the second inner portion,
wherein the first inner portion includes a plurality of sub-portions that are formed by injecting the second TPE or TPU material into the first set of cavities, respectively, and
wherein the first inner portion further includes a connection sub-portion disposed at the second end of the hand tool, wherein the connecting sub-portion connects the plurality of sub-portions that were formed in the first set of cavities.

US Pat. No. 11,110,584

JIGSAW BLADE STORAGE


1. A power tool comprising: a housing comprising two housing side shells joined together at a joining line; a motor housed in the housing; a blade holder which is driven by the motor and is configured to hold a blade so as to cut an object with the blade; a shoe; and a blade storage compartment configured to hold the blade when the blade is not in use for cutting; wherein the blade storage compartment is formed by the two housing side shells; wherein the blade storage compartment is disposed between the motor and the shoe; wherein when the blade is held in the blade storage compartment it is not held by the blade holder; and wherein the blade is directly contacted and held by the two housing side shells.

US Pat. No. 11,110,583

POWER TOOLS WITH INTEGRATED CIRCUIT BOARDS

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...


1. A power tool, the power tool comprising:a casing;
a drive motor mounted inside the casing, the drive motor adapted to drive one or more movable parts in the power tool, wherein the drive motor includes a drive shaft defining an axial direction;
a gear mechanism mounted inside the casing and located in front of the drive motor in the axial direction, wherein the gear mechanism is configured to convert an output from the drive motor to a different rating;
a user actuated switch mounted on the casing; and
a circuit board mounted inside the casing, the circuit board being integrated with a motor controller for the drive motor and a microcontroller for controlling operation of the power tool, wherein the circuit board is mechanically connected to the drive motor and the user actuated switch at the same time, and wherein the circuit board is located between the drive motor and the gear mechanism along the axial direction;
whereinthe casing comprises a main portion extending substantially along the axial direction and a handle portion connected and extending from the main portion along a direction not parallel with the axial direction, and
the circuit board comprises a first portion and a second portion which are accommodated in the main portion and the handle portion respectively.


US Pat. No. 11,110,582

MULTI-PURPOSE HAND TOOL


1. A multi-purpose hand tool, comprising:a first side and a second side that are pivotally connected; said first side comprising:
a lower end having a first handgrip; and
an upper end comprising:a shaft having a hammer head at one end;
a first recess within the shaft and comprising a groove extending at least partially along and downwardly open along a bottom of the shaft and configured to receive one or more straight fasteners in a horizontal orientation relative to a longitudinal axis of the shaft, wherein said first recess has a depth at one end to accommodate a head of the one or more straight fasteners;
a second recess located substantially within the bottom part of the hammer head, wherein the second recess comprises opposing grooves, each groove configured to hold a parallel side of one or more U-shaped fasteners or staples in a horizontal orientation relative to a longitudinal axis of the shaft; and
a magnet at a point where a bent portion of the one or more U-shaped fasteners or staples is held within the second recess,
wherein the first recess extends straight along the bottom of the shaft and is integral with the opposing grooves of the second recess.


US Pat. No. 11,110,581

COIL SPACING

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...


1. A power tool comprising:a percussive mechanism with a percussive element to generate a percussive pulse onto a tool, the percussive element being reversibly movable along a longitudinal axis by a magnetic field in order to generate the percussive pulse; and
at least a first and a second coil device to generate the magnetic field, each of the first and second coil devices having at least a first coil ring with a first radius and a second coil ring with a second radius, whereby the first radius of the first coil ring is greater than the second radius of the second coil ring, so that a space is formed, at least in certain areas, between the at least first and second coil rings, a fluid serving to cool the first and second coil devices flowable through the space;
wherein the first and second coil rings are arranged with respect to each other in such a way that the distance between an upper end of an uppermost coil ring and a lower end of a lowermost coil ring of the first and second coil rings is greater than a sum of a first height of the uppermost coil ring and of a second height of the lowermost coil ring.

US Pat. No. 11,110,580

PNEUMATIC PERCUSSIVE TOOL WITH ATTACHMENTS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF


1. A pneumatic percussive tool comprising:a tool body having a hollow interior with a distal end and a proximal end;
a piston slideable in the hollow interior between the distal end and the proximal;
a first attachment coupler positioned on the distal end of the tool body for converting the tool to a pulling tool;
an opening positioned at the distal end of the tool adjacent the first attachment coupler in communication with the hollow interior;
a second attachment coupler positioned on the proximal end of the tool body configured to attach a pulling tool; and
a removable end cap configured to selectively attach to the first attachment coupler and seal the opening and regulate air pressure within the internal cavity, the removable end cap configured to not protrude into the opening or into the hollow interior of the tool.

US Pat. No. 11,110,579

AIR CANNON

The Cannon Company LLC, ...


1. An air cannon comprising:a cannon barrel having opposing cannon barrel first and second ends, said cannon barrel second end configured to couple to a wrist pin;
a plunger disposed within said cannon barrel, wherein movement of said plunger is actuated by an air controller located remotely from said air cannon; and
a valve assembly coupled to said cannon barrel first end;
said valve assembly comprising:a first position configured to direct compressed air into said cannon barrel first end to urge said plunger toward said cannon barrel second end; and
a second position configured to create a vacuum to retract said plunger toward said cannon barrel first end.


US Pat. No. 11,110,578

LOCKING DEVICE ON THE STRIKER OF DOUBLE-CYLINDER ELECTRIC NAIL GUN

Zhejiang Rongpeng Air Too...


1. A locking device on the striker of double-cylinder electric nail gun, comprising a gear box, wherein a top right of the gear box is provided with a union joint, a side wall of the union joint is provided with an aperture connected to an inner space of the union joint; the union joint is connected to a first cylinder; a side wall of the gear box is provided with a second cylinder connected to the inner space of the gear box and located directly below the first cylinder; a matched first piston is located in the first cylinder, a matched second piston is located in the second cylinder; the first piston is connected to a striker; a front of the striker penetrates through the aperture to the outside, the front of the striker exposed to the outside is provided with several notches; an eccentric shaft seat is located in the gear box, one side of eccentric shaft seat is provided with the eccentric shaft; the second piston is hinged on a piston arm, the distal end of the piston arm is extended out of the second cylinder and into the gear box; the eccentric shaft connected to the distal end of the piston arm is located in the gear box; a rocker component corresponding to the eccentric shaft is located in the gear box; an upper end of the rocker component is extended out of the gear box and connected to a spacer, the spacer is provided with several latches matching the notches; a proximal opening of the first cylinder is connected to a proximal opening of the second cylinder by a cylinder seat; the cylinder seat is provided with a cylinder cover; the cylinder seat is provided with a first vent hole connected to the first cylinder and a second vent hole connected to the second cylinder; one sidewall of the cylinder cover opposite to the cylinder seat is provided with a ventilating chamber; the first vent hole is connected to the second vent hole through the ventilating chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,110,577

PNEUMATIC FASTENER DRIVER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...


16. A fastener driver comprising:a housing including a head portion, a battery attachment portion, and a handle portion extending therebetween;
a motor positioned within the battery attachment portion;
a battery pack coupled to the battery attachment portion for providing power to the motor;
an air compressor including a compressor cylinder and a compressor piston movable within the compressor cylinder in a reciprocating manner to compress air within the compressor cylinder; and
a drive train converting torque from the motor to a linear force applied to the compressor piston, causing the compressor piston to move in the reciprocating manner,
wherein the drive train includes a drive shaft extending through the handle portion, and
wherein the drive train includes a speed reduction mechanism positioned within the head portion.

US Pat. No. 11,110,576

GAS SPRING FASTENER DRIVER

TECHTRONIC CORDLESS GP, ...


1. A fastener driver comprising:a drive blade movable from a retracted position to a driven position for driving a fastener into a workpiece;
a gas spring mechanism for driving the drive blade from the retracted position to the driven position, the gas spring mechanism being movable between a retracted state and a driven state;
a first return mechanism for moving the drive blade from the driven position toward the retracted position; and
a second return mechanism for returning the gas spring mechanism toward the retracted state separately from movement of the drive blade.

US Pat. No. 11,110,575

COMBINATION NAIL DOWEL GUN


1. A combination nail dowel gun comprising:a gun body, the gun body comprising a handle portion and an upper portion, the upper portion having a top side, a bottom side, a back end, and a muzzle end, the gun body being hollow, the muzzle end having a barrel aperture extending therethrough;
a pneumatic hammer coupled to the gun body, the pneumatic hammer being coupled within the gun body, the pneumatic hammer having a barrel extending through the barrel aperture;
a projectile feeder coupled to the gun body, the projectile feeder comprising a canister, a belt feed track, and a muzzle, the muzzle being coupled to the muzzle end of the gun body around the barrel, the belt feed track being coupled to the muzzle and in operational communication with the barrel, and the canister being coupled to the belt feed track;
a projectile feed belt, the projectile feed belt being disposed within the canister, through the belt teed track, and into the muzzle, the projectile feed belt comprising a plurality of projectiles and a projectile alignment matrix, the plurality of projectiles being alternating dowels and nails, the plurality of projectiles being coupled to the projectile alignment matrix, the plurality of projectiles being loaded into the barrel by the belt feed track, the plurality of projectiles being fired through the barrel by the pneumatic hammer; and
a trigger coupled to the gun body, the trigger being coupled to the bottom side of the upper portion adjacent the handle portion, the trigger being in operational communication with the pneumatic hammer to fire the plurality of projectiles.

US Pat. No. 11,110,574

DRIVING DEVICE AND FASTENING ELEMENT STRIP

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...


1. A fastening element strip, having a plurality of rows of receptacles for fastening elements, oriented in a transport direction, and fastening elements which are received in the receptacles and which define a fastening direction, wherein the rows of receptacles are arranged one behind the other in a transverse direction which is perpendicular to the transport direction and perpendicular to the fastening direction, and having a connecting web which connects a receptacle of a first row of the plurality of rows to a receptacle of a second row of the plurality of rows.

US Pat. No. 11,110,573

PUSH-FIT DE-COUPLING TOOL


1. A de-coupling tool for push-fit connectors, comprising:a compression carousel including a pair of disks each formed with an edge interrupted by plurality of U-shaped recesses opening peripherally into the edge of said disc, and a central stem joining said disks together in a spaced relation; and
a handle pivotally connected to said stem and configured to cam said pair of disks together;
wherein said handle is pivotally connected to said stem at a yoke configured to cam said pair of disks together; and
wherein said yoke comprises two flanking flanges separated by a notch, and a though-bore passing through said flanges.

US Pat. No. 11,110,572

CONNECTING SHAFT STRUCTURE OF ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER


1. An electric screwdriver connecting shaft structure improvement, the connecting shaft includes:an upper connecting shaft is provided with a disc at the center of the overall non-length, and the disc is respectively provided with two shafts at the center of the two opposite sides, wherein one shaft has a two-stage shaft hole with two different shapes in the inside; and a lower connecting shaft is provided with a circular convex ring at the center of the overall length, and the circular convex ring is respectively provided with two shafts at the center of the two opposite sides, wherein one shaft has a two-stage shaft surface with two different shapes, and the two-stage shaft surface can be inserted into the two-stage shaft hole for a stable connection.

US Pat. No. 11,110,571

SWITCH DEVICE AND RATCHET WRENCH HAVING THE SAME

HAUR YUEH CO., LTD., Tai...


1. A switch device comprising:a shell having an upper major wall, and a surrounding wall extending downwardly from a periphery of said upper major wall to define an inner space;
a ratchet wheel rotatably mounted inside said inner space about a first axis;
a first pawl member and a second pawl member, which are pivotally mounted inside said inner space, and which are disposed at two opposite sides of said ratchet wheel, each of said first and second pawl members being angularly movable between an idle position, where a respective one of said first and second pawl members is spaced apart from said ratchet wheel, and an engaging position, where the respective one of said first and second pawl members is in ratchet engagement with said ratchet wheel to permit said ratchet wheel to rotate in a respective one of clockwise and counterclockwise directions only;
a first biasing member and a second biasing member each of which is disposed to bias a respective one of said first and second pawl members to the engaging position;
a switch shaft mounted pivotally to said upper major wall about a second axis which is parallel to and offset from the first axis, said switch shaft includingan upper actuating end disposed outwardly of said upper major wall,
a lower cam segment disposed between said first and second pawl members, and configured such that when one of said first and second pawl members is in the idle position, the other one of said first and second pawl members is in the engaging position, and
a middle segment which is disposed between said upper actuating end and said lower cam segment in said inner space, and which is formed with a retaining groove about the second axis; and

a stop member havinga central segment configured to be partially engaged in said retaining groove so as to permit said switch shaft to turnably engage said stop member, and
two lateral segments which are disposed respectively above said first and second pawl members, and which respectively have two abutment edges that are disposed opposite to said ratchet wheel, and that are configured to be brought into abutting engagement with said surrounding wall so as to prevent said switch shaft from pulling out of said shell,

wherein said stop member has a downward surface configured to permit each of said first and second pawl members to be in movable contact therewith; and
wherein a portion of said central segment is cut out to form a curved edge configured to be received and retained in said retaining groove, said stop member further having a limiting edge which is configured to permit said ratchet wheel to be in rotatable contact therewith so as to ensure that each of said first and second pawl members is in movable contact with said downward surface of said stop member.

US Pat. No. 11,110,570

REVERSIBLE ROLLER WRENCH WITH A SCALLOPED OUTER RACE


1. A torque transfer device comprising:a handle comprising a scalloped outer race;
a roller cage bias ring located within the scalloped outer race, wherein the roller cage bias ring comprises a base ring and a plurality of pillars extending out of the base ring, wherein the base ring is an annular ring, wherein each pillar is connected to the base ring at a first end, wherein the second end is opposite the first end, wherein the roller cage bias ring comprises a notch;
a plurality of rollers, wherein each roller is movably positioned between two pillars, and wherein each pillar is configured to physically engage two adjacent rollers alternatively but not at the same time;
a spindle comprising an inner race;
a backplate configured to couple to the handle and cover the roller cage bias ring, wherein the backplate comprises a recessed circular trench and an aperture, wherein the recessed circular trench concentrically aligns with the roller cage bias ring;
wherein the bias ring is configured to move within a space between the inner race of the spindle and the outer race of the handle, said movement causing at least one pillar to movably engage a respective roller to facilitate the frictional engagement of the respective roller with both the inner race and the outer race; and
a reverse lever movably coupled to the handle, wherein the reverse lever comprises a knob configured to extend through the aperture of the backplate and interface with the notch of the roller cage bias ring, and further comprising a spring disposed within a hole in the handle, wherein the spring is configured to apply a retention force against the reverse lever to prevent movement of the knob.

US Pat. No. 11,110,568

CONVERTIBLE TWO STATION VISE


1. A convertible two station vise comprising:a) a rectangular base (102) having a length, a long axis and a short axis, the short axis perpendicular to the long axis and a U-shaped channel on a top surface of the base, the channel running the length of the base and parallel to the long axis of the base, the channel having two vertical walls and grooves cut in the vertical walls, the grooves parallel to the long axis of the base, and,
b) a first (302) and a second (401) movable truck, the trucks each having two side edges and projections from each side edge, the projections fit into the grooves in the vertical walls of the U-shaped channel of the base, the projections slide in the grooves and the trucks thereby move along the U-shaped channel of the base in a direction parallel to the long axis of the base, and,
c) a first (103) and second (105) L-shaped movable jaw, both the first and second L-shaped moveable jaws each including a first dovetail groove (501, 502, 505, 506) along both sides of a top of each jaw, and both the first and second L-shaped moveable jaws are each bolted to the first and second movable trucks respectively, and,
d) a single fixed jaw (104) removably attached to the base and centrally located between the first and second L-shaped movable jaws, the fixed jaw including a pair of second dovetail grooves (503, 504) on either side that are parallel to the dove tail grooves on the first and second movable jaws such that a first workpiece and a second workpiece may be simultaneously clamped between the first and second movable jaws and the central fixed jaw respectively, and,
e) a lead screw (112) having a first end with right hand threads and a second end with left hand threads and the ends separated by a raised stop (601), the raised stop located at the center of the lead screw, and, the raised stop is a raised cylindrical region on the lead screw, and,
f) the first end of the lead screw fitted to a threaded hole on the first truck (302) and the second end of the lead screw fitted to a threaded hole on the second truck (401) such that rotation of the lead screw causes the trucks and the attached movable jaws to simultaneously move along the lead screw towards or away from the centrally located fixed jaw, and,
g) a friction plate (307) attached to a bottom surface of the first truck by two set screws (610) with springs around each of the two set screws that presses the friction plate against a top surface of the U-shaped channel, thereby providing a resistance to movement of the first truck and causing the second truck to make a first contact with the fixed central jaw thereby temporarily clamping a workpiece between the second jaw the fixed central jaw while the first truck continues to move by rotation of the lead screw, and,
h) a tension for the temporary clamping of the workpiece between the second jaw and the fixed central jaw is adjustable by adjusting a pressure exerted by the friction plate against the top surface of the U-shaped channel, the pressure exerted by the friction plate is determined by a tension on the springs around each of the two set screws, and, the tension is adjusted using the two set screws.

US Pat. No. 11,110,567

ANNULAR GRINDSTONE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ANNULAR GRINDSTONE

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...


1. An annular grindstone, comprising:a grindstone portion in which abrasive grains are fixed with a bonding material containing nickel,
wherein the grindstone portion has a laminated structure of a total of three or more layers in which a first layer having a porous structure with a first pore size and a second layer having a porous structure with a second pore size different from the first pore size are alternately laminated on top of another in a penetrating direction of a through hole and both of outermost layers in the laminated structure which are exposed outside are the first layers.

US Pat. No. 11,110,566

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CLEANING THE INTERIOR OF THE TUBES IN AIR-COOLED HEAT EXCHANGERS


1. A device for cleaning the interior of a heat exchange tube in an air-cooled heat exchanger, comprising:(a) a magnetic drill guide with permanently affixed electromagnet and rack and pinion;
(b) a power supply with battery back-up;
(c) a frame attached to said rack and pinion to firmly but removably hold a grit-resistant nozzle;
(d) a sprocket and pawl attached to the rack and pinion;
(e) a grit-resistant nozzle;
(f) a connection point for a safety strap; whereby said device holds the grit-resistant nozzle firmly but removably inside the tube no more than the length of the grit-resistant nozzle.

US Pat. No. 11,110,565

POLISHING APPARATUS, POLISHING METHOD, AND POLISHING CONTROL APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...


1. A polishing apparatus comprising:an acoustic sensor configured to detect a polishing sound of an object to be polished;
a sound collector configured to collect the polishing sound detected by the acoustic sensor;
an analyzer configured to perform frequency analysis on power spectra of the polishing sound with a given time resolution to acquire first data, the first data represented by a first table in which each power spectrum of the power spectra is correlated with a time point and a frequency;
a calculator configured to:perform an arithmetic operation between a first part of the power spectra in the first data that is correlated with a first time point and a second part of the power spectra in the first data that is correlated with a second time point to acquire second data, the second data represented by a second table in which each of a plurality of arithmetic values is correlated with the time point and a mixed frequency;
analyze each of parts of the arithmetic values in the second data that is correlated with a corresponding mixed frequency to determine whether or not the part of the arithmetic values of the second data satisfies a changes in value;
synthesize two of the parts of the arithmetic values of the second data with value changes when a correlation coefficient between the two of the parts of the arithmetic values of the second data with value changes falls under a threshold value to obtain synthesized values; and

an end point calculator configured to determine a polishing end point of the object based on a change in the synthesized values.

US Pat. No. 11,110,563

NON-CONTACT TOOL SETTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

RENISHAW PLC, Wotton-und...


1. A method for tool length measurement using a non-contact tool setting apparatus mounted to a machine tool, the non-contact tool setting apparatus comprising a transmitter for emitting a light beam having a beam width and a receiver for receiving the light beam, the receiver generating a beam intensity signal describing the intensity of received light, the method being for measuring the length of a tool having a nominal tool diameter less than the beam width such that fully inserting the tool into the light beam only partially occludes the light beam, the method comprising the steps of;(i) moving the tool through the light beam thereby causing a change in the beam intensity signal,
(ii) generating a trigger signal that indicates the beam intensity signal has crossed a trigger threshold, and
(iii) determining the length of the tool using the trigger signal generated in step (ii),
wherein the method comprises a step of applying a tool length correction that accounts for the nominal tool diameter being less than the beam width.

US Pat. No. 11,110,562

MACHINE TOOL CHIP REMOVAL

2865-15.7253.US.NP, Walt...


1. A machine tool chip removal device, comprising:a spindle coupling interface to couple with a rotatable spindle of a machine tool to facilitate rotation of the machine tool chip removal device about an axis at a rotational speed;
a main fluid channel with an opening to receive pressurized fluid from the machine tool;
a first fluid delivery channel and a second fluid delivery channel to direct fluid in different directions, each fluid delivery channel in fluid communication with the main fluid channel; and
one or more valves associated with the first and second fluid delivery channels, respectively, wherein the one or more valves are actuatable by varying the rotational speed of the machine tool chip removal device to selectively allow fluid passage from the main fluid channel to the first and second fluid delivery channels,
wherein the one or more valves each comprise an orifice, a movable plug configured to block the orifice, and a spring acting on the plug to bias the plug relative to the orifice.

US Pat. No. 11,110,561

DUST COLLECTOR FOR ELECTRIC POWER TOOL AND ELECTRIC POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...


1. A dust collector for an electric power tool, comprising:a main body case mountable to an electric power tool;
a tubular sliding portion on the main body case, the sliding portion including a nozzle on a front end thereof, the nozzle including a suction opening; and
a dust collection portion configured to accumulate dust suctioned from the nozzle, wherein:
the sliding portion and the dust collection portion are configured such that air with the dust suctioned by the nozzle passes through the sliding portion to the dust collection portion; and
the sliding portion has a telescope structure constituted of a plurality of tubular bodies having a diameter increasing in stages from the dust collection portion to the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 11,110,560

ROTARY CLAMP

KOSMEK LTD., Hyogo (JP)


1. A rotary clamp comprising:a piston (4) which is inserted in a housing (1) so that the piston (4) is movable in an axial direction;
a housing hole (5) which is provided in the axial direction in the piston (4);
an output rod (6) which is inserted in the housing hole (5) so that the output rod (6) is movable in the axial direction;
a biasing means (9) which is disposed between the piston (4) and the output rod (6) and which biases the piston (4) and the output rod (6) so that the piston (4) and the output rod (6) are separated from each other;
an operation chamber (15) which is provided on a base end side of the piston (4) and to/from which a pressurized fluid is supplied and discharged;
a lock spring (16) which is provided on a top end side of the piston (4) in the housing (1) so that the lock spring (16) biases the piston (4) toward the base end side in the axial direction;
a converting mechanism (22) which converts axial movement of the piston (4) into rotary movement of the output rod (6);
a guide groove (28) which is provided in a circumferential direction on one of an inner circumferential wall of the housing hole (5) and an outer circumferential wall of the output rod (6) and which has a stopping part (29) provided at an end part, in the circumferential direction, of the guide groove (28); and
an engaging member (31) which is provided on the other one of the inner circumferential wall of the housing hole (5) and the outer circumferential wall of the output rod (6) and which is inserted in the guide groove (28) and is caused to face the stopping part (29) at a given distance in the circumferential direction from the stopping part (29) so that the engaging member (31) can be in contact with the stopping part (29).

US Pat. No. 11,110,559

CLAMP SUPPORT SYSTEM

WOODPECKERS, LLC, Strong...


19. A method of clamping a workpiece comprising:providing a support rack comprising a pair of first plates, wherein each plate of the pair of first plates has a front surface, a back surface, a top edge, a bottom edge, a first end, and a second end;
defining one or more slots in the top edge of each plate of the pair of first plates, wherein each of the one or more slots originates in an opening defined in the top edge, extends downwardly toward the bottom edge of the plate, and terminates a distance upwardly from the bottom edge;
arranging the pair of first plates parallel to one another;
inserting a clamp bar of a clamp into the openings of a pair of opposed and aligned slots defined in the pair of support plates of the support rack;
contacting a first side of the workpiece with a first jaw of the clamp;
contacting a second side of the workpiece with a second jaw of the clamp;
moving one of the first jaw and the second jaw toward the other of the first jaw and the second jaw;
clamping the workpiece between the first and second jaws; and
retaining the clamp and the workpiece a distance vertically off a flat surface using the support rack.

US Pat. No. 11,110,558

TURNING/MILLING SYSTEM AND TURNING/MILLING METHOD

GUANGDONG EVERWIN PRECISI...


1. A turning and milling method, comprising:positioning a workpiece on a work station of a rotary table, and causing a to-be-machined surface of the workpiece to protrude from the rotary table, wherein the workpiece has a top surface, a lower surface, corners connecting the top and lower surfaces, and edges connecting the top and lower surfaces, the edges also interconnecting the corners;
establishing a three-dimensional coordinate system O-XYZ, wherein axis Z is a vertical axis passing through a geometric center O of a machining area of the workpiece, axis X and axis Y are horizontal axes perpendicular to each other;
inputting parameters of a model workpiece into a control terminal, calculating axis Z coordinate values corresponding to the top surface and to curved surfaces at the edges of the workpiece according to the inputted parameters, then obtaining machining depths of a cutter at different positions along the axis Z; and
setting a variation rate of a machining radius of the cutter that is a distance between the cutter and the geometric center O of the machining area and setting a rotation frequency of the rotary table, and driving the cutter to perform machining, wherein the machining successively includes machining of the corners of the workpiece, turning and milling of the top surface, and machining of the curved surfaces at the edges of the workpiece;
during the machining of the corners of the workpiece: a second drive mechanism is controlled to drive the cutter to move to a first machining position of one of the corners of the workpiece, and the second drive mechanism is also controlled to drive the cutter to move vertically according to machining depths on the axis Z corresponding to different machining positions of the corners of the workpiece, and when a first drive mechanism is controlled to drive the rotary table to cause the workpiece to rotate about the vertical axis of the workpiece, the second drive mechanism drives the cutter to gradually reduce the machining radius until the machining of the corners of the workpiece is completed.

US Pat. No. 11,110,557

MANUFACTURING STATION AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS

KUKA Systems GmbH, Augsb...


1. A manufacturing station for workpieces, comprising:a processing area with a processing site and a processing apparatus;
a security partition enclosing the processing area and including a plurality of secure access points for workpiece transport into and out of the security partition;
a multifunctional automatic loading apparatus including a plurality of loading robots and located within the security partition, the automatic loading apparatus configured to load and unload workpieces onto and off of a conveyor operating in cooperation with the manufacturing station, and to transport the workpieces into and out of the processing area; and
a workpiece support positioned in respective working areas of the plurality of loading robots;
wherein at least one of the loading robots is configured to make workpieces available to the workpiece support and to perform a setup process on the workpieces; and
wherein one of the plurality of loading robots is configured and controlled as a presentation robot for supplying workpieces from the workpiece support to the processing area.

US Pat. No. 11,110,556

METHOD FOR SCREWING A LOCKING RING ONTO A THREADED BOLT

Broetje-Automation GmbH, ...


1. A method for screwing a locking ring onto a threaded bolt, comprising:threading a coupling device into a threaded bolt by driving the coupling device, for being threaded into the threaded bolt, in rotation by a rotary drive; and
screwing the locking ring onto the threaded bolt with a locking ring holder, wherein the threaded bolt is fixed by the coupling device, wherein the locking ring holder is driven in rotation by the rotary drive.

US Pat. No. 11,110,555

PRESSING STRUCTURE

Cheng Uei Precision Indus...


1. A pressing structure adapted for mounting a rocker component on an electronic component, comprising:a support frame having a base plate; and
a pressing element mounted to a bottom surface of the base plate, the pressing element including a pedestal and a cushion element, the pedestal having a base board, a bottom surface of the base board protruding downward to form a pressing block, a bottom surface of the pressing block being recessed upward and gradually arched outward from top to bottom to form a first pressing face facing downward, the rocker component having a base portion, the first pressing face being in contact with the base portion, the cushion element being mounted on the pedestal for absorbing an excessive pressure force generated on the pressing element at the time of the pressing element being pressed downward, so that the rocker component is mounted on the electronic component by the pressing structure, the rocker component and the electronic component being without affording the excessive pressure force to cause a damage and a deformation of the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 11,110,554

GARNISH INSTALLING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

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


1. A garnish installing apparatus comprising:a housing that includes a housing body and an extension mechanism that is movable relative to the housing body, the extension mechanism includes a pneumatic cylinder;
first and second static guide rollers attached to the housing,
an adjustable guide roller attached to the extension mechanism,the adjustable guide roller is configured to provide a clamping force, with the static guide roller, on a door of a vehicle;

a pressure assembly configured to apply pressure and detect application of pressure to a garnish of the door, andthe pressure assembly includes a pneumatic sensor;

a left handle,
a right handle,
a left hand button sensor positioned adjacent the left handle, and
a right hand button sensor positioned adjacent the right handle, wherein
the first static guide roller is positioned on a first side of the housing,
the second static guide roller is positioned on a second side of the housing,
the adjustable guide roller is positioned on a third side of the housing, such that the first static guide roller, the second static guide roller, and the adjustable guide roller form a triangle, and
the left hand button sensor and the right hand button sensor are each configured to detect pressing by an operator to enable operation of the garnish installing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 11,110,553

ALIGNMENT TOOL FOR POSITIONING AND ALIGNING TUBULAR SECTIONS

Walhonde Tools, Inc., So...


1. An alignment tool for positioning and aligning pipe ends comprising:a first clamping ring comprising a first segment and a second segment;
a second clamping ring comprising a first segment and a second segment;
a first swivel assembly connecting the first segment of the first clamping ring and the first segment of the second clamping ring;
a second swivel assembly connecting the second segment of the first clamping ring and the second segment of the second clamping ring;
wherein the first clamping ring and the second clamping ring each have an outer edge, and the first swivel assembly and second swivel assembly are disposed substantially within the outer edge of each of the first and second clamping rings;
wherein the first and second swivel assemblies adjust the distance between the first and second clamping rings and adjust the first and second clamping rings transversely and axially with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 11,110,552

APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING SECTIONS OF PIPE


1. An apparatus for aligning sections of pipe, the apparatus comprising:a first clamp member comprising a first clamp jaw and a second clamp jaw longitudinally spaced from the first clamp jaw;
a second clamp member hingedly coupled with the first clamp member, the second clamp member comprising a first clamp jaw and a second clamp jaw longitudinally spaced from the first clamp jaw;
a first turnbuckle assembly and a second turnbuckle assembly, wherein each turnbuckle assembly comprises a first clevis, a second clevis, a rod, and a torquing member secured to the rod, wherein each clevis is threadedly engaged with the rod; and
a turnbuckle lug having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion is integral with and extends away from the first portion, wherein the second portion is T shaped, wherein the first portion is coupled with the first turnbuckle assembly, and wherein the second portion is coupled with the first clamp jaw of the first clamp member;
wherein each one of the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw of the first clamp member, and each one of the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw of the second clamp member, comprises a first frame and a second frame spaced apart from the first frame by one or more spacers;
wherein the first turnbuckle assembly is coupled with each one of, and is adjustable to vary the longitudinal spacing between, the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw of the first clamp member; and
wherein the second turnbuckle assembly is coupled with each one of, and is adjustable to vary the longitudinal spacing between, the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw of the second clamp member.

US Pat. No. 11,110,551

DEVICE FOR PREHEATING BEFORE WELDING AND POST-WELDING HEAT TREATMENT OF TANK

WUHAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...


1. A device for preheating before welding and post-welding heat treatment of tank, comprising a first roller, two electric heating belts, calipers, a thermostat, two positioners and hinges, wherein:an active chuck and a driven chuck are coaxially arranged on the two positioners, the active chuck and the driven chuck are arranged oppositely, and the tank is clamped between the active chuck and the driven chuck;
both of the electric heating belts are arranged around the tank and distributed on both sides of the welded seam, and both are connected to the thermostat through wires;
a number of calipers are provided on both sides of each electric heating belt, one end of each caliper can operatively clamp the side of the electric heating belt, and another end of each caliper is rotatably connected to a first roller whose circumferential surface of the first roller abuts against the circumferential surface of the tank;
at least one hinge is connected to each electric heating belt, and one end of the hinge away from the electric heating belt is in a fixed state.

US Pat. No. 11,110,550

METALS PROCESSING SYSTEM IN 2D AND 3D WITH OPTIC FIBER LASER AND PLASMA

LASER TECH, S.A. DE C.V.,...


1. A system for two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) metal processing, comprising:a laser fiber optic source comprising at least two laser fiber optics;
a switch adapted to direct power, from a laser power supply, to one of the at least two laser fiber optics, the laser power supply providing operational energy between 1000 W and 6000 W;
a loading table;
a high precision coordinating table that serves as a cutting table, the high precision coordinating table being axially movable relative to the loading table;
a computer for controlling operating parameters of the at least two laser fiber optics;
a laser cutting head, the laser cutting head receiving and supporting a first laser fiber optic of the at least two laser fiber optics;
an autofocus system for the laser cutting head;
a laser welding head, the laser welding head receiving and support a second laser fiber optic of the at least two laser fiber optics;
a plasma source having a plasma cutting head mounted on the high precision coordinating table;
a cooling system adapted for use with one or more of the laser cutting head and the laser welding head;
a protection cabinet, positioned to at least partially surrounding the high precision coordinating table;
two or more windows, formed in the protection cabinet, and covered, at least partially, by respective filter elements selected to protect operator eyesight while observing a process within the protection cabinet;
a fume extraction system, associated with the protection cabinet;
a 360°-moving robot arm; and
a computer numerical control (CNC) system that controls the high precision coordinating table.

US Pat. No. 11,110,549

RECESS OR THROUGH-HOLE FORMING METHOD AND ELECTRODE FORMING METHOD

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...


1. A recess or through-hole forming method for forming a substrate with a recess or a through-hole along a thickness direction of the substrate, the recess or through-hole forming method comprising:a modified region forming step of applying a laser beam of such a wavelength as to be transmitted through the substrate, to the substrate, with a focal region of the laser beam positioned inside the substrate, to form a hole exposed at least at one surface of the substrate and extending in the thickness direction of the substrate, and a modified region surrounding said hole; and
an etching step of etching the modified region to form the recess or the through-hole in the substrate, after the modified region forming step is performed.

US Pat. No. 11,110,548

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LASER DEPOSITION

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A laser deposition apparatus comprising:a sealed enclosure configured to hold a substrate;
a powder source configured to hold a powder material;
a peen source configured to hold a shot peen media; and
a deposition system fluidly connected to the powder source and the peen source, the deposition system comprising a deposition head fluidly connected to the powder source and the peen source, the deposition head comprising a laser configured to generate a laser beam, wherein the deposition head is configured to deposit at least one layer on the substrate using a laser deposition process that includes emitting the laser beam toward the substrate and injecting a stream of the powder material into the laser beam, the deposition head being further configured to shot peen the at least one layer by propelling the shot peen media onto an exterior surface of the at least one layer after the laser deposition process has been halted.

US Pat. No. 11,110,547

LASER WELDING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...


1. A laser welding method comprising:a coupling forming step of forming a T coupling that is obtained by superimposing a side surface of a first plate and a lower surface of a second plate on each other; and
a welding step of irradiating an upper surface of the second plate opposite to the lower surface with a laser beam so as to laser-weld the first plate and the second plate to each other,
wherein in the welding step, the laser beam is moved at constant speed in an advance direction as a direction along the side surface of the first plate, the laser beam is reciprocated in direction perpendicular to the advance direction and the laser beam is irradiated as the laser beam is moved in the advance direction while weaving in which the laser beam is irradiated as the laser beam is moved periodically at a constant speed and laterally to the advance direction,
wherein a sum of a weaving width of the laser beam and a spot diameter of the laser beam is greater than 0.4 times and smaller than 1.5 times a thickness of the first plate, and
wherein a deviation between a center of the side surface of the first plate and a center of the weaving width is not larger than half of the thickness of the first plate, the center of the side surface of the first plate being a center of the thickness of the first plate, the laser welding is performed so that a bead of the laser welding is allowed to protrude from an end of a width of the first plate.

US Pat. No. 11,110,546

LASER HOT WIRE WELDING OF MULTI-LAYERED STRUCTURES

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Sa...


1. A method of welding multi-layered metallic workpieces, the method comprising:providing a pair of multi-layered workpieces, each having a base layer formed over a cladding layer comprising a corrosion resistant element;
forming a root pass weld bead to join the cladding layers of the workpieces using a first filler wire comprising the corrosion resistant element;
forming one or more weld beads over the root pass weld bead to join the base layers of the workpieces by resistively heating a second filler wire while directing a laser beam over the root pass weld bead, such that a concentration of the corrosion resistant element in at least one of the one or more weld beads is less than 50% of a concentration of the corrosion-resistant element in the root pass weld bead; and
forming a buffer weld bead between the root pass weld bead and the one or more weld beads, wherein the buffer weld bead is formed by resistively heating a buffer filler wire while directing another laser beam over the root pass weld bead, wherein the buffer filler wire has a different composition than the first filler wire and the second filler wire.

US Pat. No. 11,110,545

COOLANT SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR LASER PROCESSING HEAD AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING COOLANT TO LASER PROCESSING HEAD

AMADA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.,...


1. A coolant supply system for supplying coolant to a laser processing head, the system comprising:a capacitance type distance sensor for measuring a distance between the laser processing head and a workpiece;
a coolant tank for accumulating coolant generated by using deionized water;
a coolant supply passage for supplying the coolant that accumulates in the coolant tank to the laser processing head, wherein the coolant is to be injected from the laser processing head toward the workpiece;
an electric conductivity meter for measuring an electric conductivity of the coolant to be supplied to the laser processing head;
a first drainage passage having an electromagnetic-first-drainage-passage valve and capable of draining the coolant to an outside of the coolant tank; and
a controller configured to control open and close operations of the electromagnetic-first-drainage-passage valve,
wherein the controller is configured to turn the electromagnetic-first-drainage-passage valve from a closed state into an open state to drain the coolant accumulated in the coolant tank through the first drainage passage when a measured value of the electric conductivity meter exceeds over a preset upper limit value; and
an electromagnetic-coolant-supply valve that is provided on the coolant supply passage to open and close the coolant supply passage, wherein
the first drainage passage is branched from the coolant supply passage between the electromagnetic-coolant-supply valve and the coolant tank,
the controller is configured to control open and close operations of the electromagnetic-coolant-supply valve in addition to the open and close operations of the electromagnetic-first-drainage-passage valve, and
when the measured value of the electric conductivity meter exceeds over the preset upper limit value, the controller turns the electromagnetic-coolant-supply valve from an open state into a closed state to stop supplying of the coolant to the laser processing head and turns the electromagnetic-first-drainage-passage valve from the closed state into the open state to drain the coolant accumulated in the coolant tank through the first drainage passage.

US Pat. No. 11,110,544

FLEXIBLE SELF-ADAPTIVE COMPOSITE CARBON BRUSH-TYPE ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPOSITE FIELD SYNCHRONOUS LASER CLADDING DEVICE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TE...


1. A flexible self-adaptive composite carbon brush type electromagnetic composite field synchronous laser cladding device, comprisesan electromagnetic field synchronous coupling module for machining a part to be processed, a mechanical arm for driving the electromagnetic field synchronous coupling module to move;
the electromagnetic field synchronous coupling module comprises a laser head, an electric field portion and a magnetic field portion;
the laser head is connected with the mechanical arm through a fixing frame, wherein the fixing frame comprises an upper fixing plate and a lower fixing plate which are opposite to each other in an up-and-down manner, and the upper fixing plate and the lower fixing plate are horizontally laid; an input tube of the laser head penetrates through the upper fixing plate upwards, and an output tube of the laser head vertically penetrates through the lower fixing plate, and a lower end outlet of the output tube is located above the part to be processed;
the magnetic field portion comprises two magnetic field generating modules which are arranged on a front side and a rear side of the output tube in a radial direction of the output tube respectively, each of the magnetic field generating modules comprises a U-shaped iron core with a downward opening, two ends of the U-shaped iron core correspond to a set of coil parts respectively; and each of the coil part2 comprises an electromagnetic coil, a coil framework made of a non-magnetic material and a shell made of a non-magnetic material, and the shell is arranged outside the coil framework and the electromagnetic coil; the coil framework comprises a hollow central column and two baffles arranged at two ends of the central column in a sleeved mode, the electromagnetic coil is wound on the central column and is positioned between the two baffles on the central column; the two ends of the central column are communicated, and one end of the U-shaped iron core penetrates through the central column;
the ends, located on the same side, of the two U-shaped iron cores is connected with one iron core head, and the ends, located on the other side, of the two U-shaped iron cores is connected with the other iron core head, and two iron core heads are symmetric with respect to an axial direction of the output tube;
the iron core head comprises an iron core head body which extends along the radial direction of the output tube, a central axis of the iron core head body is perpendicular to the central axis of the output tube; and a connecting block used for being detachably connected with the two U-shaped iron cores is arranged at an outer end of the iron core head body, and an inner end of the iron core head body is provided with a pointed part pointing to an extension line of the central axis of the output tube, and the iron core heads located on the two sides of the to-be-machined area of the part to be processed are located below the output tube;
an intersection point of the connecting line of the central axis of the two iron core heads and an extension line of the central axis of the output tube is defined as the origin of coordinates, and a straight line which passes through the origin of coordinates and coincides with the central axis of the output tube is a z axis, the connecting line of the central axis of the two iron core heads is an x axis, and an y-axis passes through the origin of coordinates and is perpendicular to both a z-axis and the x-axis direction; and the x-axis direction is defined as a front-and-back direction, the y-axis direction is a left-and-right direction, and the z-axis direction is a vertical direction, and an end close to the output tube and located in the middle is an inner end, an end far away from the output tube is an outer end, and two sets of magnetic field generating modules are symmetric with respect to the x axis, an included angle between the two U-shaped iron cores is ?, and 0 each coil part has a same material and a same number of turns of the electromagnetic coil, and two ends of each electromagnetic coil are respectively provided with a connecting end used for being connected with a magnetic field power supply, the two ends of the electromagnetic coil are respectively connected with the magnetic field power supply, and the electromagnetic coils are connected in parallel; and magnetic field directions of the two electromagnetic coils located on the same U-shaped iron core are opposite, and a magnetic field intensity is the same; both the magnetic field directions and the magnetic field intensity of the two electromagnetic coils which are symmetric with respect to the x axis on the different U-shaped iron cores are the same;
a cooling part used for cooling the electromagnetic coils is arranged on the shell;
the electric field portion comprises two sets of electric field generating modules which are oppositely arranged on a left side and a right side of the output tube in the y-axis direction, and the two sets of electric field generating modules are symmetric with respect to the z axis; the electric field generating module comprises a carbon brush set and a scissor fork lifting platform capable of driving the carbon brush set to move in the y-axis direction and the z-axis direction; the scissor fork lifting platform is provided with a clamp used for fixing the carbon brush set, and the carbon brush set is connected with a connecting head used for being communicated with an electric field power supply;
the scissor fork lifting platform comprises a top plate and a bottom plate which are arranged at intervals up and down, and both the top plate and the bottom plate are perpendicular to the z axis; first side plates are oppositely arranged on a front side and a rear side of the upper surface of the bottom plate, and a first sliding groove which extends in the y-axis direction is formed in an inner end of the first side plate, and two ends of the first sliding rod are arranged in the first sliding grooves in two sides in a sliding mode, and the first sliding rod extends in the x-axis direction; two ends of the first rotating shaft are rotatably arranged on outer ends of two first side plates respectively, and the first rotating shaft extends in the x-axis direction; second side plates are oppositely arranged on a front side and a rear side of the a lower surface of the top plate, and a second sliding groove which extends in the y-axis direction is formed in the outer end of the second side plate, and two ends of the second sliding rod are arranged in the second sliding grooves in the two sides in a sliding mode; and the ends of the second rotating shaft are rotationally arranged at an inner ends of the two second side plates respectively, and the second rotating shaft extends in the x-axis direction;
a third rotating shaft and a fourth rotating shaft which extend in the x-axis direction are also arranged between the top plate and the bottom plate, and the third rotating shaft and the fourth rotating shaft are located on a same xoy plane; the third rotating shaft and the fourth rotating shaft are connected through an adjusting screw rod, and an inner end of the adjusting screw rod penetrates through the third rotating shaft and the fourth rotating shaft in the y-axis direction, and the adjusting screw rod is in threaded connection with the third rotating shaft and the fourth rotating shaft, and an adjusting head is arranged at an outer end of the adjusting screw rod;
wherein the scissor fork lifting platform further comprises two scissor fork arms which are connected up and down, wherein the scissor fork arm comprises two connecting rods which are hinged in a middle, and the two ends of the two connecting rods respectively form a connecting end of the scissor fork arm; the two ends of the first rotating shaft, the first sliding rod, the third rotating shaft and the fourth rotating shaft are respectively hinged with the connecting end of the scissor fork arm; the two ends of the second rotating shaft, the second sliding rod, the third rotating shaft and the fourth rotating shaft are respectively hinged with the connecting end of the other scissor fork arm;
a groove is formed in a lower surface of the clamp, and a spring which can stretch out of in the z-axis direction is arranged in the groove, an upper end of the spring is fixed in the groove, and the carbon brush set comprises a plurality of carbon brushes, and an upper end of the carbon brushes extends into the groove and is connected with a lower end of the spring, and a lower surface of the carbon brush is located below the output tube;
the magnetic field portion and the electric field portion are fixedly erected at a periphery of the laser head through the supporting structure; a supporting structure comprises a L-shaped main supporting frame, and a main supporting frame comprises a vertical plate and a horizontal plate, and a lower end of the vertical plate is fixedly connected with an inner end of the horizontal plate, and an upper end of the vertical plate is fixed on a side surface of the lower fixing plate;
the supporting structure further comprises a coil supporting frame used for fixing the coil part, a coil supporting frame comprises four supporting plates for supporting the coil part, and a first through hole allowing one end of the U-shaped iron core to penetrate through is formed in a middle of each supporting plate, and one end of the U-shaped iron core penetrates through the first through hole and is connected with the iron core head, and an inner side of the supporting plate is fixed on the horizontal plate through a connecting plate; the shell is fixedly connected with the supporting plate and the connecting plate;
the top plate of the electric field portion is fixed on the lower surface of the horizontal plate through bolts and nuts.

US Pat. No. 11,110,543

LASER ENGRAVER WITH CALIBRATION SYSTEM

IAI industrial systems B....


1. A laser engraver comprising:a laser;
a camera;
a plate for holding a product to be engraved, the plate comprising a reference grid, wherein:an optical path of the laser is directed to the plate;
an optical path of the camera is directed to the plate; and
the optical path of the camera to the plate and the optical path of the laser to the plate are at least partially aligned before and when hitting the plate; and

a calibration system comprising:a controller; and
a comparator;
wherein the controller is configured to:use the reference grid of the plate to calibrate the camera;
have the laser engrave a pattern at a predefined position on the product on the plate to form an engraved pattern on the product and to have the camera capture a position of the engraved pattern;
have the comparator compare the predefined position and the position of the engraved pattern captured by the camera to determine a difference therebetween; and
calibrate the laser by modifying parameters of the laser based on the difference to correct alignment of the laser for future engraving of the product.



US Pat. No. 11,110,542

FRICTION PRESSURE WELDING METHOD

OSAKA UNIVERSITY, Suita ...


1. A friction welding method, in which one member is brought into contact with other member and slides in a state that a load is applied perpendicularly to an interface to be welded, comprising:a first step of carrying out friction welding by setting a pressure (P1) calculated from an area of the interface to be welded and the load to be equal to or higher than a yield stress of the one member and/or the other member and equal to or lower than a tensile strength of the one member and/or the other member at a desired welding temperature, and
a second step of carrying out friction welding by lowering the load,
wherein the first step and the second step are carried out continuously.

US Pat. No. 11,110,541

ULTRASONIC BONDING MACHINE

KEYLEX CORPORATION, Hiro...


1. An ultrasonic bonding machine comprising:a horn provided with a chip for bonding located at a bottom of the horn;
a vibrator which horizontally vibrates the horn;
an elevator which raises and lowers the horn;
an anvil arranged below the horn and allowing two bonding targets to be placed thereon, with the two bonding targets overlapping each other; and
a chip position changer configured, via rotation of the horn, for changing a position of the chip to a position at a top of the horn,
wherein:the vibrator vibrates the horn and the elevator lowers the horn, so that the anvil and the vibrating chip sandwich, and ultrasonically bond, the bonding targets,
a deposit remover is provided above the horn,
when the horn is vibrated by the vibrator and raised by the elevator, the chip, positioned at the top of the horn by the chip position changer, comes into contact with the deposit remover, with the chip being vibrated to allow the deposit remover to remove a deposit adhering to the chip,
the horn is configured to move to: a contact position at which the horn comes into contact with the bonding targets, a switching position at which a position of the chip is switched, and a deposit removal position at which the horn comes into contact with the deposit remover,
the horn is located in the switching position when raised from the contact position, and
the horn is located in the deposit removal position when raised from the switching position.


US Pat. No. 11,110,540

EXTRUDER FOR METAL MATERIAL AND 3D PRINTER USING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...


1. An extruder for a metal material, the extruder comprising:a cylinder having a receiving space in which a solid metal material is provided;
a nozzle extending from a lower end of the cylinder;
an upper coil comprising a first coil and a second coil, the first coil surrounding an upper portion of an outer surface of the cylinder and the second oil surrounding a lower portion of the outer surface of the cylinder, wherein the first coil and the second coil produce a first magnetic field and a second magnetic field passing through the cylinder and are configured to melt the solid metal material provided inside the cylinder to form a liquid metal material; and
a lower coil comprising a third coil and a fourth coil, the third coil surrounding an outer surface of the nozzle, and the fourth coil directly surrounding the third coil, wherein the third coil is provided between the fourth coil and the nozzle, and the fourth coil is provided at an equal height as the third coil and the nozzle,
wherein the third coil produces a coil third magnetic field passing through the nozzle and is configured to control an extruded shape of the liquid metal material inside the nozzle,
wherein the fourth coil produces a fourth magnetic field passing through an extruded metal material to induction-heat the extruded metal material.

US Pat. No. 11,110,539

METHODS AND JOINTS FOR WELDING SHEETS OF DISSIMILAR MATERIALS

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


1. A method of performing welding, the method comprising:applying a current to a stack of sheets to resistively spot weld a first sheet of the stack of sheets to a second sheet of the stack of sheets, wherein the second sheet is a unitary vehicle structural component and includes at least two cut out sections, wherein applying the current to the stack of sheets comprises forming at least two spot welds between the first sheet and the second sheet;
placing at least one metal foil on a first side of a third sheet of the stack of sheets; and
vaporizing the at least one metal foil to project at least two portions of the third sheet through the at least two cut out sections of the second sheet to the first sheet to form welds between the first sheet and the third sheet, wherein the second sheet remains welded to the first sheet, and wherein the at least two spot welds alternate with the welds through the cut out sections to form a mechanical interlock between the first sheet, the second sheet, and the third sheet.

US Pat. No. 11,110,538

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING MULTIPLE SETTINGS OF A WELDING POWER SUPPLY

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...


5. A method to configure a system, the method comprising:determining automatically, via control circuitry of the system and at least one of a network interface of the system or a global positioning system (GPS) device of the system, a geographical location at which the system is located, wherein the control circuitry automatically determines the geographic location based on at least one of an Internet Protocol (IP) address received by the control circuitry from the network interface or a position received by the control circuitry from the GPS device;
automatically selecting, via the control circuitry of the system, a first identifier of a plurality of identifiers based on the determined geographic location at which system is located, wherein each of the plurality of identifiers corresponds to 1) one of a country, a language, or an organization, and 2) and a plurality of settings of the system; and
automatically adjusting, via the control circuitry of the system, the plurality of settings that correspond to the first identifier;
wherein the system is one of a welding system, a plasma cutting system, or an induction heating system, the method comprising.

US Pat. No. 11,110,537

WELDING SYSTEMS HAVING NON-CONTACT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...


1. A welding system, comprising:a welding torch having a handle configured to be utilized in a welding operation to establish a welding arc between the welding torch and a workpiece; and
a temperature sensing system comprising a temperature sensor mounted to the welding torch such that at least a portion of the handle is between the location of mounting and arc generating end of the welding torch, the temperature sensing system configured to sense a temperature of the workpiece, wherein the temperature sensing system is configured to be adjusted between multiple positions to position the temperature sensor in a variety of configurations with respect to the welding torch.

US Pat. No. 11,110,536

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING WITH AC WAVEFORM

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...


1. A welding system, comprising:a welding power converter configured to receive an input power and output a plurality of welding waveforms to a welding electrode for a welding operation on a workpiece;
a short circuit detection circuit which detects a short circuit event between said electrode and said workpiece, and
a variable polarity circuit which changes the polarity of portions of said welding waveforms during said welding operation,
wherein each waveform of said plurality of welding waveforms comprises:a background portion with a first polarity and a background current level;
a low current portion with said first polarity which is initiated after said short circuit detection circuit detects the short circuit event and is maintained for a first duration and has a second current level which is lower than said background current level;
a pinch current portion with said first polarity which has a first peak current level and which follows said low current portion after said first duration;
a separation current portion with said first polarity which follows said pinch current portion, where said separation current portion has a separation current level that is lower than said first peak current level;
a stabilization current portion with said first polarity which follows said separation current portion, wherein said stabilization current portion is maintained for a predetermined second duration;
a plasma boost pulse with a second polarity that follows said stabilization current portion; and
a current tailout portion with said second polarity and which follows said plasma boost pulse.


US Pat. No. 11,110,535

MACHINE CUTTING TORCH SYSTEM

GCE HOLDING AB, Malmo (S...


1. A cutting torch comprising:a cutting oxygen channel for supplying a cutting oxygen;
a heating oxygen channel for supplying a heating oxygen;
a fuel gas channel for supplying a fuel gas;
an ignition mixer configured to selectively generate ignition gas from the heating oxygen and the fuel gas;
a heating oxygen bypass channel originating from the heating oxygen channel and coupled to the ignition mixer to connect the heating oxygen channel to the ignition mixer, the heating oxygen bypass channel configured to supply the heating oxygen to the ignition mixer;
a fuel gas bypass channel originating from the fuel gas channel and coupled to the ignition mixer to connect the fuel gas channel to the ignition mixer, the fuel gas bypass channel configured to selectively supply the fuel gas to the ignition mixer; and
a fuel gas shut-off valve located on the fuel gas bypass channel, upstream of the ignition mixer; and
a control system that is adapted for adjusting a flow rate and/or a pressure of the heating oxygen, the cutting oxygen, and/or the fuel gas supplied to the cutting torch and that is adapted for controlling the fuel gas shut-off valve to switch the cutting torch between an ignition mode where the fuel gas shut-off valve is open and a cleaning and cooling mode where the fuel gas shut-off valve is closed, wherein closing the fuel gas shut-off valve turns off the supply of the fuel gas to the ignition mixer, and wherein the ignition mixer supplies only the heating oxygen to the cutting oxygen channel when the supply of the fuel gas to the ignition mixer is turned off.

US Pat. No. 11,110,534

CONTINUOUS SOLDER TRANSFER TO SUBSTRATES

International Business Ma...


1. An injection molded solder system comprising:a decal with one or more through hole patterns, each through hole pattern having a plurality of through holes through the decal, the decal capable of being driven in a decal direction, the through holes having a through hole top with a top width and a through hole bottom with a bottom width, the top width being wider than the bottom width;
a substrate belt capable of holding a plurality of substrates, the substrate belt driven in a belt direction;
a fill head capable of injecting the through holes with solder as the through hole pattern is driven past a protrusion fill head causing a solder structure to form within each of one or more of the through holes; and
a drum with a drum circumference, the decal forced to be adjacent to the drum circumference and the drum circumference and decal turning and passing a tangent point,

wherein as each of the solder structures are aligned with a recessed opening on a substrate at the tangent point heat causes the solder structures to melt and flow into the recessed opening.

US Pat. No. 11,110,533

SOLDERING TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...


1. A soldering tool comprising:a housing includinga handle portion defining a first axis, and
a head portion coupled to the handle portion and defining a second axis, the head portion movable relative to the handle portion between a first orientation in which the second axis is coaxial with the first axis, and a second orientation in which the second axis is non-coaxial with the first axis;

a heating element coupled to the head portion for movement therewith; and
a locking mechanism for selectively and alternatively locking the head portion with respect to the handle portion in the first orientation or second orientation; and
a mounting portion to couple the heating element to the head portion, the mounting portion including a first mounting side that is spaced from the second axis by a distance,
wherein the handle portion includes a first handle side that is spaced from the first axis by the distance, such that when the head portion is in the first orientation or the second orientation, the soldering tool is supportable on a surface by a combination of the first mounting side and the first handle side while the heating element is parallel to the surface and spaced from the surface by the distance.

US Pat. No. 11,110,532

WIRE ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINE AND AUTO WIRE FEEDING METHOD

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...


1. A wire electrical discharge machine having an auto wire feeding function for automatically feeding a wire electrode, comprising:a supply roller configured to supply the wire electrode;
a collection roller configured to collect the wire electrode supplied from the supply roller;
a guide part, provided on a wire feed path along which the wire electrode is conveyed from the supply roller to the collection roller, and configured to guide feeding of the wire electrode;
a fluid path formed with the guide part to supply a compressed fluid to the wire feed path so as to feed the wire electrode along the wire feed path;
a compressed fluid supply device including a pump and configured to supply the compressed fluid to the wire feed path through the fluid path;
a tension detector configured to detect tension of the wire electrode; and,
a control device configured to control the compressed fluid supply device so as to supply the compressed fluid to the fluid path and determine, based on a change in the tension of the wire electrode detected by the tension detector, whether or not the wire electrode has reached a supply position on the wire feed path to which the compressed fluid has been supplied from the fluid path.

US Pat. No. 11,110,531

THREAD FORMING TAP

OSG CORPORATION, Toyokaw...


1. A thread forming tap for forming a female thread by causing plastic deformation of a prepared hole of a workpiece wherein the thread forming tap extends in an axial direction, the thread forming tap comprising:a male thread portion protruding in a thread shape in a radial direction, which is perpendicular to the axial direction, the male thread portion including:at least one protruding portion including a plurality of first thread ridges arranged in the axial direction and protruding in the radial direction, and a first root formed between the first thread ridges adjacent to each other in the axial direction; and
at least one adjustment portion arranged with the at least one protruding portion in one lead of the male thread portion, a distance in the radial direction from an axial center of the thread forming tap to a section of the adjustment portion corresponding to the first root in the one lead being longer than a root radius of the first root and shorter than a ridge radius of the first thread ridge adjacent to the first root, wherein

the male thread portion is segmented into two portions that are a full thread portion and a chamfer portion,the full thread portion having a shape corresponding to target thread ridges of the female thread to be formed on the workpiece by the thread forming tap, and
the chamfer portion being provided on a leading end side with respect to the full thread portion in the axial direction of the thread forming tap, and

the at least one protruding portion and the at least one adjustment portion are provided in the full thread portion.

US Pat. No. 11,110,530

TOOL AND METHOD FOR FORMING A THREAD, IN PARTICULAR AN INTERNALTHREAD


1. A tool for forming an internal thread, wherein:a) the tool is rotatable about a tool axis (A) extending through the tool and is movable axially relative to the tool axis;
b) the tool comprises at least one thread generating region;
c) the thread generating region extends along a helical line (G1, G2) with a predefined thread pitch angle (?) and a predefined thread direction (W) of the thread to be formed and has an active profile which corresponds to a thread profile of the thread to be formed;
d) the thread generating region has at least one thread tooth which:d1) has a thread tooth profile (GP) with a front thread tooth profile flank (F1) and a rear thread tooth profile flank (F2);
d2) has a front flank relieved surface, directly adjoining the front thread tooth profile flank (F1), on a front thread tooth flank, and
d3) has a rear flank relieved surface, directly adjoining the rear thread tooth profile flank (F2), on a rear thread tooth flank;

e) the front flank relieved surface is isolated or set back to the rear relative to a front thread tooth flank envelope (G1) which extends along or parallel to the helical line and through the front thread tooth profile flank (F1);
f) the rear flank relieved surface is displaced or isolated to the front relative to a rear transverse plane (E2) which is oriented perpendicularly to the tool axis (A) and extends through a rearmost point of the thread tooth profile (GP) or the rear thread tooth profile flank (F2);
g) the helical line (G1, G2) is inclined to the rear relative to the rear transverse plane (E2) by the thread pitch angle (?); and
h) wherein the rear flank relieved surface is inclined or set back relative to a rear thread tooth flank envelope (G2) which extends along or parallel to the helical line by a rear flank relief angle (a2) which is greater than the thread pitch angle (?) and lies in an interval between the thread pitch angle (?) and 6°.

US Pat. No. 11,110,529

METHOD FOR GEAR MANUFACTURING MACHINING OF A WORKPIECE


1. A method for chip-removing gear manufacturing machining of a workpiece by means of a tool, comprising:rotating a tool, where the rotation of the tool takes place in a generating coupling with a rotation of the workpiece,
wherein the gear manufacturing machining is carried out in a plurality of machining steps, wherein the center distance and/or a rotational angle between the workpiece and the tool superimposed on the generating coupling is/are changed between two machining steps, so that the tool will cut in the machining steps a respective contour that extends alternately closer to a first and a second flank of the target toothing of the workpiece, and
wherein, for a plurality of machining steps which take place closer to the second flank, the tool machines the workpiece in a chip-removing manner over an entire tooth height that has already been generated in a previous machining step.

US Pat. No. 11,110,528

ARMORED CABLE CUTTER WITH CUTTING BLADE RETENTION

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...


1. A cutting head for a hydraulic power tool, the cutting head comprising:a hollow pin,
a first jaw disposed for rotation about an axis defined by the hollow pin, the first jaw comprising a first blade mounting surface having a first pair of screw bores configured to receive a first pair of blade mount screws and further comprising a first ear, wherein the first ear includes a first ear bore and a second ear bore for receiving the hollow pin and a slot for receiving a second ear;
a second jaw disposed for rotation about the axis defined by the hollow pin, the second jaw comprising a second blade mounting surface having a second pair of screw bores configured to receive a second pair of blade mount screws and further comprising the second ear having a third ear bore such that the third ear bore aligns in between the first ear bore and the second ear bore of the first ear when the second ear is coupled in the slot of the first ear;
a first blade mounted to the first blade mounting surface of the first jaw by the first pair of blade mount screws;
a second blade mounted to the second blade mounting surface of the second jaw by the second pair of blade mount screws;
a flange configured as a separate component from the first blade and coupled to and extending from the first blade; and
a retainer coupled to the second blade, the retainer having an inner groove configured to receive the flange prior to and during a cutting action to resist movement of the first jaw or the second jaw out of alignment during the cutting action, and the inner groove configured to receive the first blade.

US Pat. No. 11,110,527

CUTTING INSERT AND CUTTING TOOL

TUNGALOY CORPORATION, Iw...


1. A cutting tool comprising a plurality of cutting inserts and a holder which holds the plurality of cutting inserts, the plurality of cutting inserts comprising:a first end surface;
a second end surface facing an opposite direction with respect to the first end surface;
a peripheral side surface connecting the first end surface and the second end surface and provided with a plurality of peripheral side surface parts formed in rotational symmetry with respect to a central axis which penetrates the first end surface and the second end surface; and
a plurality of cutting edges respectively formed in connecting parts between the plurality of peripheral side surface parts and the first end surface, wherein:
the second end surface comprises a plurality of inclined surface parts which respectively have a normal intersecting with the central axis and which are formed so as to be in rotational symmetry with respect to the central axis;
the holder comprises a plurality of insert pockets for respectively holding the plurality of cutting inserts;
each of the plurality of insert pockets comprises a first wall part for coming into contact with one of the plurality of peripheral side surface parts of the cutting insert to be held, a second wall part for coming into contact with another one of the plurality of peripheral side surface parts, a ceiling part for coming into contact with the first end surface, and a bottom part for coming into contact with the second end surface;
the holder is provided with a plurality of through holes each of which is provided, so as to be opened in the bottom part, with a female thread for screwing with a male screw formed in a pin for pressing the inclined surface part of the cutting insert held in the insert pocket, said pressing to be made in a direction of the first end surface, wherein the plurality of through holes corresponds to the plurality of insert pockets; and
an axis of the female thread formed in each of the plurality of through holes is parallel to a normal of the inclined surface part which passes through the central axis, the inclined surface part being pressed against a bottom surface of the pin to be screwed into the female thread.

US Pat. No. 11,110,526

CUTTING INSERT

Sumitomo Electric Hardmet...


1. A cutting insert comprising:a first surface;
a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a side surface continuous to both the first surface and the second surface; and
a cutting edge constituted of a ridgeline between the first surface and the side surface,
the first surface having a rake face continuous to the cutting edge,
the cutting edge having a corner cutting edge, a flat cutting edge continuous to a first end portion of the corner cutting edge, and a main cutting edge continuous to a second end portion of the corner cutting edge opposite to the first end portion of the corner cutting edge,
the rake face having a first rake face portion, a second rake face portion, and a third rake face portion, the first rake face portion being continuous to the flat cutting edge, the second rake face portion being continuous to the main cutting edge, the third rake face portion being continuous to the corner cutting edge and being located between the first rake face portion and the second rake face portion,
the rake face being provided with a level difference portion at the second rake face portion or the third rake face portion, the level difference portion in a top view crossing the second rake face portion or the third rake face portion and extending in a direction towards the main cutting edge,
the level difference portion being constituted of a rising surface, a first region, and a second region, the first region being adjacent to the rising surface at a side close to the corner cutting edge, the second region being adjacent to the rising surface at a side far from the corner cutting edge,
the rising surface rising from the first region and being continuous to the second region,
the main cutting edge including a first main cutting edge portion, a second main cutting edge portion, and a third main cutting edge portion continuous to the corner cutting edge,
the first main cutting edge portion being continuous to the third main cutting edge portion at a first boundary portion, the first main cutting edge portion rising from the first boundary portion and being continuous to the second main cutting edge portion at a second boundary portion.

US Pat. No. 11,110,525

ACTIVE-PRESSURE HOLE FINISHING TOOL

The Boeing Company, Illi...


1. A cutting tool, comprising:a drill body, comprising a tubular housing, that defines a drill axis, and a tool window formed into the tubular housing;
a drill bit extending from the drill body co-axially relative to the drill axis;
a material reworking attachment, movably coupled to the drill body, storable within the tool window of the drill body, and extendable from the tool window in a direction angled relative to the drill axis into a surface-finishing position, and where the material reworking attachment comprises a finishing surface that remains parallel relative to the drill axis when the material reworking attachment is stored within the tool window of the drill body and as the material reworking attachment extends from the tool window into the surface-finishing position;
a position manager, operatively coupled to the drill body and configured to identify a position of the cutting tool with reference to a workpiece; and
an actuator coupled to the cutting tool and configured to transition the material reworking attachment to the surface-finishing position in response to the position manager identifying that the drill bit has formed a borehole in the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 11,110,524

ROTARY CUTTING TOOL WITH INTERNAL COOLANT PASSAGE

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...


1. A rotary cutting tool, comprising:a cutting insert;
a tool body including a pocket portion for holding the cutting insert and a chip flute portion having a plurality of helical chip flutes; and
a first internal coolant passage formed in the chip flute portion, wherein the first internal coolant passage has a twisted geometry and has a central longitudinal axis which lies within the first internal coolant passage and which is generally collinear with the central longitudinal axis of the rotary cutting tool,
wherein the first internal coolant passage is generally rectangular with two rounded end cusps and two substantially planar side walls,
wherein the first internal coolant passage further includes a see-through central portion which defines an unobstructed linear coolant path when viewed from the first end of the cutting tool along the central longitudinal axis of the rotary cutting tool, and
wherein the cutting insert includes a base surface with a coolant opening in fluid communication with the first internal coolant passage, and wherein the coolant opening has a substantially identical cross-sectional shape as the first internal coolant channel.

US Pat. No. 11,110,523

MACHINING TOOL

Komet Group GmbH, Besigh...


1. A machining tool for use in machine tools for rotating cutting operations, comprising:a main body extending in the direction of a center axis and rotatable about the center axis;
a cutting element fastened to the main body;
a chip removal channel extending along the main body outside of the center axis and bounded inwardly by a core of the main body through which the center axis passes;
an outer chip space wall adjoining the core and closing a longitudinal section of the chip removal channel, wherein the outer chip space wall and at least part of the core are formed as an integral additive manufacturing component whereby the outer chip space wall and the at least part of the core are a single homogenous piece of material;
a coolant channel passing through the core and having curved sections; and
wherein the main body has a front end-wall that covers a cross-sectional region of the chip removal channel and the end wall delimits an end gap that opens into the chip removal channel.

US Pat. No. 11,110,522

PILOT PIN FOR DRILL PRESS

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...


1. A pilot pin assembly slidably receivable within a tool bit of a drill press, the pilot pin assembly comprising:a first pin defining an interior cavity;
a second pin at least partially received within the interior cavity of the first pin; and
a spring positioned within the interior cavity for biasing the second pin toward an extended position relative to the first pin.

US Pat. No. 11,110,521

ROTARY CUTTING HEAD HAVING A RIGID MOUNTING PROTUBERANCE AND ROTARY CUTTING TOOL

Iscar, Ltd., Tefen (IL)


1. A cutting head (20, 120) rotatable about a first axis (A1) in a first direction of rotation (R1), and comprising:a cap portion (22) having N cutting portions (26) circumferentially alternating with N head chip flutes (28), and a head base surface (30) facing in an axial rearward direction (DR);wherein each cutting portion (26) comprises a cutting edge (34) formed at the intersection of an axially forward facing leading surface (32) and a circumferentially adjacent and rotationally forward head chip flute (28), the cutting edge (34) extending in a direction transverse to the first axis (A1); and

a rigid mounting protuberance (24) devoid of resiliently displaceable elements joined to the cap portion (22) and extending axially rearwardly from the head base surface (30), the mounting protuberance (24) exhibiting N-fold rotational symmetry about the first axis (A1), and having N circumferentially spaced apart convex clamping surfaces (38), each clamping surface (38) bisected by a radial clamping bisector plane (PB) containing the first axis (A1),wherein:
N is an integer number greater than 1,
the N cutting portions (26) define a cutting diameter (DC) corresponding to a cutting circle (CC),
the N clamping surfaces (38) is equal in number to the N cutting portions (26),
in a cross-section taken in a first plane (P1) perpendicular to the first axis (A1) and intersecting the cap portion (22), the N head chip flutes (28) are inscribed by an imaginary first circle (C1) having a first diameter (D1) at N radially innermost head flute points (NH), and
in a cross-section taken in a second plane (P2) perpendicular to the first axis (A1) and intersecting the mounting protuberance (24), the N clamping surfaces (38) are circumscribed by an imaginary second circle (C2) having a second diameter (D2),
and wherein:
the first diameter (D1) is greater than the second diameter (D2), and
the second diameter (D2) is less than forty percent of the cutting diameter (DC).


US Pat. No. 11,110,520

FASTENER ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS, FASTENER ALIGNMENT KITS, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A fastener alignment system comprising:a fastener orienting structure configured to orient a plurality of fasteners in a predetermined fastening location pattern;
a fastener alignment tool configured to operatively engage with the fastener orienting structure at a predetermined relative orientation, wherein the fastener alignment tool includes a plurality of fastener alignment receptacles arranged in the predetermined fastening location pattern, wherein each fastener alignment receptacle is configured to:
(i) receive a corresponding fastener in the plurality of fasteners from the fastener orienting structure; and
(ii) selectively retain the corresponding fastener; and
a transfer structure configured to selectively transfer the plurality of fasteners from the fastener orienting structure to the fastener alignment tool when the fastener alignment tool is operatively engaged with the fastener orienting structure at the predetermined relative orientation;
wherein, subsequent to receipt of the plurality of fasteners, the fastener alignment tool is configured to operatively engage the plurality of fasteners with a corresponding plurality of fastening locations arranged, on a manufactured assembly, in the predetermined fastening location pattern; and
wherein the transfer structure is configured to elastically deform at least a portion of the fastener alignment tool to selectively transfer the plurality of fasteners from the fastener orienting structure to the fastener alignment tool.

US Pat. No. 11,110,519

METAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER


1. A metal three-dimensional printer, comprising:a printing head, wherein the printing head contains a three-dimensional printing material, the three-dimensional printing material comprises metal powder and a binder, and a weight percentage of the metal powder in the three-dimensional printing material is more than 60%; the printing head comprises a guide tube, a throat tube, and a printing nozzle that are sequentially communicated, and a strip-shaped printing material passes through the guide tube and the throat tube;
a heating apparatus, configured to heat the three-dimensional printing material in the printing head, and a heating temperature of the heating apparatus is controlled between 50° C. and 300° C., and the binder bonds the metal powder at 50° C. to 300° C.;
a printing platform, configured to bear the three-dimensional printing material extruded by the printing head, to form a preliminary cured object, wherein the printing head can perform movement in a three-directional direction with respect to the printing platform; and
a sintering shaping chamber, configured to perform sintering shaping on the preliminary cured object,
wherein the printing head has a printing head chamber, a screw, and a feed inlet, and wherein the feed inlet is disposed on an upstream section of the printing head chamber, the printing nozzle is provided on a downstream end of the printing head chamber, the screw is rotatably disposed in the printing head chamber, and the heating apparatus is disposed on an inner wall or an outer wall of the printing head chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,110,518

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

EOS GmbH Electro Optical ...


1. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object by a layer-by-layer application and selective solidification of a building material, comprising the steps of:applying a layer of the building material to a build area in a process chamber;
selectively solidifying those points of the applied layer which correspond to the cross-section of the object in this layer by exposure to a radiation;
repeating the steps of applying and selectively solidifying until the three-dimensional object is completed;
arranging a hollow body in the process chamber above the build area, the hollow body substantially extending from the build area in a direction of a top of the process chamber; and
supplying gas to the process chamber and discharging gas from the process chamber in such a manner that a lower pressure exists in the region of the process chamber lying within the hollow body than in the region of the process chamber lying outside the hollow body,
wherein a gas pressure which is higher than the pressure outside the process chamber is applied in the region of the process chamber lying outside the hollow body;
wherein due to the lower pressure within the hollow body, gas streams in from the region of the process chamber lying outside the hollow body through a first gap between the build area and the lower side of the hollow body into the region of the process chamber lying within the hollow body; and/or
wherein due to the lower pressure within the hollow body, gas streams in from the region of the process chamber lying outside the hollow body through a second gap between the top of the process chamber and an upper side of the hollow body into the region of the process chamber lying within the hollow body.

US Pat. No. 11,110,517

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXAMINING AN INPUT DATA SET OF A GENERATIVE LAYER BUILDING DEVICE

EOS GmbH Electro Optical ...


1. A layer-wise additive manufacturing method of manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object by layer-wise solidification of a building material in powder form or a liquid building material in a layer-wise additive manufacturing device, the layer-wise additive manufacturing device comprising a building support for supporting the at least one object to be manufactured, an application device for applying a layer of the building material in powder form or the liquid building material on the building support or on a previously applied and selectively solidified layer of the building material, a selective solidification device that is able to act on all positions in the applied layer that correspond to a cross-section of the at least one object to be manufactured such that the building material at the positions coalesces to a solid state body, and a control unit that controls the application device and the selective solidification device such that the object is manufactured by a successive selective solidification of layers of the building material, the method comprising:examining, with a computer-based method, an input data set for controlling the layer-wise additive manufacturing of an object by the layer-wise additive manufacturing device, the step of examining including comparing at least one parameter value in a computer-based model of the object to be manufactured to a limit parameter value specified for the layer-wise additive manufacturing device, the limit parameter value being an extreme value for the parameter that is realizable in a stable process when the object is manufactured by the layer-wise additive manufacturing device,
wherein when the result of a comparison is that a parameter value lies beyond a corresponding limit parameter value, an adaptation of the parameter value is carried out automatically and/or with interaction with a user.

US Pat. No. 11,110,516

ADDITIVE PRODUCTION METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. An additive production method of producing an object, the additive production method comprising:applying metal powder in a production region in layers, by an application device, to at least one base member along a construction face, wherein the at least one base member and the construction face extend across a bottom plate at an angle relative to a horizontal that is less than an angle of repose of the metal powder, the metal powder being partially melted by a laser beam and subsequently solidified such that support structures extending transversely toward the construction face are produced on the at least one base member and the object is connected to the support structures;
transporting, by at least one continuous conveyor, the at least one base member with the object in a transport direction (T) away from the construction face; and
transporting, by the at least one continuous conveyor, the at least one base member and the support structures with a completed object to a removal region where at least the completed object is removed from the at least one continuous conveyor,
wherein the support structures discharge heat from the completed object to the at least one base member, the support structures being removed from the at least one base member and the completed object after the removal region has been reached.

US Pat. No. 11,110,515

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POWDER PARTICLES BY ATOMIZATION OF A FEED MATERIAL IN THE FORM OF AN ELONGATED MEMBER

TEKNA PLASMA SYSTEMS INC....


1. An apparatus for producing powder particles by atomization of a solid wire material, comprising:a. a feeding mechanism configured to progressively uncoil a roll of the solid wire material and feed the uncoiled solid wire material toward an atomization zone along a feed path;
b. means to produce a plasma jet into the atomization zone impinging upon the solid wire material at an impingement point for causing progressive melting of the solid wire material and breakdown of the solid wire material into molten droplets;
c. a cooling zone receiving the molten droplets to solidify the molten droplets into the powder particles; and
d. an injection probe for feeding the solid wire material toward the impingement point, the injection probe defining an elongated channel for receiving the solid wire material, the channel extending along the feed path,

the injection probe including cooling means, the cooling means including a passageway for a cooling fluid.

US Pat. No. 11,110,514

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING NODES TO TUBES IN TRANSPORT STRUCTURES

DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, I...


1. An apparatus, comprising:a node comprising:a node wall having a perimeter, wherein the node wall includes a plurality of openings to a plurality of channels in the node;
a plurality of sealing interfaces around the perimeter, the sealing interfaces configured to form a plurality of chambers, wherein each chamber is between two of the sealing interfaces, and
a first adhesive path comprising the plurality of chambers and the plurality of channels, wherein the channels connect the chambers together to form the first adhesive path.


US Pat. No. 11,110,513

COMBINED ULTRASONIC MICRO-FORGING DEVICE FOR IMPROVING MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED METAL PARTS, AND A RELATED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHOD

HARBIN ENGINEERING UNIVER...


1. A combined ultrasonic micro-forging device for improving microstructure and mechanical properties of additive manufactured metal part, comprising: a transducer, a pneumatic sliding table, a pneumatic sliding table connecting frame, an amplitude transformer, a tool head and a roller; wherein the transducer is provided in a transducer housing, the transducer housing is provided with a socket connector and a pipe joint, the amplitude transformer is connected under the transducer, the tool head is connected under the transducer, the roller is located between the tool head and a workpiece, and the pneumatic sliding table is connected to the transducer housing and the amplitude transformer via the pneumatic sliding table connecting frame;wherein the pneumatic sliding table provides downward pressure, drives the transducer to operate downward, and provides continuous pressure, and wherein the roller vibrates in high frequency on a metal deposition layer when one layer is deposited, and at the same time, an ultrasonic energy is transmitted, via a direct action and a contact with the deposition layer, to a local plastic deformation area formed by rolling.

US Pat. No. 11,110,512

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REGULATING A CONTINUOUS CASTING MACHINE

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AU...


1. A method for regulating a continuous casting machine, wherein the continuous casting machine comprises a mold for forming a strand and a strand guide for guiding the strand and metal from the mold downstream of the mold;the method comprising:
pouring liquid metal into the mold, via an inflow unit, wherein the liquid metal solidifies on walls of the mold, thereby forming a metal strand having a solidified strand shell and a still liquid core forming within the shell;
drawing the metal strand out of the mold by means of rollers of the strand guide, wherein the rollers are arranged spaced apart;
determining a measured variable correlated with cyclical variations of a casting level of liquid metal in the mold;
processing the measured variable with incorporation of at least one computing rule and using the at least one computing rule to reduce the cyclical variations of the casting level of the liquid metal in the mold; and
reducing the cyclical variations of the casting level of the liquid metal in the mold by cyclically changing the mutual spacing of opposing rollers of the strand guide toward or away from the strand before a complete solidification point, whereby the cyclical variations of the casting level of the liquid metal in the mold are opposed by anti-cyclically changing the mutual spacing of opposing rollers of the strand guide toward or away from the strand.

US Pat. No. 11,110,511

CONTINUOUS CASTER ROLL HAVING A SPIRAL FLUTED AXLE

Roser Technologies, Inc.,...


1. A roll for continuous casting comprising:a cylindrical roll rotatably mounted on a fixed axle;

said axle comprising a coolant inlet system and a coolant outlet system;a cooling chamber for receiving a flow of coolant, said cooling chamber defined by a space between an interior of said cylindrical roll and said axle; and
two overlapping spirals formed onto said axle that creates a helical flow path from said coolant inlet system to said coolant outlet system.

US Pat. No. 11,110,510

EXPANDABLE AGGREGATE MIXTURE FOR MOLDS, MOLD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MOLD

Sintokogio, Ltd., Nagoya...


17. A method for manufacturing a mold, the method comprising:a filling process of filling a space for manufacturing a mold in a metal mold with the expandable aggregate mixture for a mold according to claim 1, in which the filling of the space for manufacturing a mold is performed by injection;
a mold manufacturing process of manufacturing an aggregate mold by evaporating moisture from the expandable aggregate mixture that has been filled, to solidify the expandable aggregate mixture;
a removal process of removing the aggregate mold, that has been manufactured, from the space for manufacturing a mold; and
before the filling process, an expandable aggregate mixture preparation process of preparing an expandable aggregate mixture by mixing a mixture obtained by mixing the water-soluble binder and the metal oxide particles, an aggregate, a surfactant and water.

US Pat. No. 11,110,509

FLEXIBLE FRICTION DRIVING DEVICE

SHANGHAI ANZI INDUSTRIAL ...


1. A frictional driving device, comprising: a first bearing seat; a second bearing seat spaced from the first bearing seat, leaving a gap therebetween; a sleeve having a first sleeve section and a second sleeve section, the first sleeve section having a cylindrical outer surface, the second sleeve section having a hexagonal sleeve surface; a driven gear located in the gap between the first bearing seat and the second bearing seat, the driven gear having a first gear end and a second gear end, the first gear end having circular opening, the second gear end having an inner hexagonal opening dimensioned to receive the hexagonal sleeve surface of the sleeve; a damping ring located in the circular opening of the driven gear, dimensioned to receive part of the cylindrical outer surface of the sleeve; an elastic ring located in the circular opening of the driven gear, dimensioned to receive the damping ring; a cap located in the circular opening of the driven gear, configured for pressing the elastic ring against the circular opening of the driven gear; and a driving gear positioned in relationship with and engaged with the driven gear.

US Pat. No. 11,110,508

AUTOMATIC PRECISION CLINCHING SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING SHEET METAL TUBES


11. A method for forming a finished clinched sheet metal tube from a sheet metal blank cut to size, said method comprising:a) moving said sheet metal blank to a position beneath a mandrel, wherein said mandrel has a first end connected to a fixed support and a second end connected to a movable support;
b) lifting and holding said sheet metal blank to a bottom apex of said mandrel and wrapping said sheet metal blank around a bottom portion of said mandrel with a wrap strap;
d) overlapping and holding opposing ends of said sheet metal blank across each other at a top portion of said mandrel using opposed side wipers;
e) clinching said overlapping opposite ends of said sheet metal blank using clinching dies mounted in said mandrel and complementary clinching prongs to form clinched overlapping opposite ends, thereby forming said sheet metal tube;
f) holding said clinched overlapping opposite ends of said sheet metal tube against the mandrel with a holding bar while withdrawing said clinching prongs;
g) automatically removing said clinched tube from the mandrel after moving said holding bar and said clinching prongs a predetermined distance away from said mandrel, said removing step including the sub-steps of:(i) sliding said movable support away from said second end of said mandrel;
(ii) moving said die bar away from said overlapping opposite ends of said clinched tube into said mandrel; and,
(iii) moving a stripper plate along the length of said mandrel to move said clinched tube toward an extraction support bar extending from said second end of said mandrel.


US Pat. No. 11,110,507

CONVEX PORTION, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONVEX PORTION, POSITIONING STRUCTURE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...


1. A convex portion projecting from a plate member, the convex portion comprising:a base being part of the plate member,
a convex body erecting in a cylindrical shape from the base; and
a guide at a top end of the convex body,
the base including:a first inner circumferential surface that is continuous with an inner circumferential surface of the convex body and extends in a direction opposite to an erecting direction of the convex body;
a second inner circumferential surface that is continuous with the first inner circumferential surface and intersects the erecting direction of the convex body; and
a third inner circumferential surface that is continuous with the second inner circumferential surface and is larger in diameter than the first inner circumferential surface, and the convex body is above the third inner circumferential surface,
a diameter of an outer circumferential surface of the convex body is equal to a diameter of the third inner circumferential surface.


US Pat. No. 11,110,506

VARIABLE PULSATING, GAP CONTROL, AUTO-LEARNING PRESS CUSHION DEVICE

Barnes Group Inc., Brist...


20. A method of controlling a press cushion device of a press, wherein said method comprises:providing a die press device for a press machine comprising:an upper press assembly, said upper press assembly including a press slide and an upper die connected to said press slide;
a cushion platform, said cushion platform including a transfer plate, a bolster positioned at least partially above an upper surface of said transfer plate, a lower die positioned on an upper surface of said bolster, a plurality of transfer pins positioned between a top surface of said lower die and a bottom surface of a binder;
a hydraulic cylinder supporting at least a portion of said cushion platform, said cushion platform configured to move in response to a force applied thereto by said upper press assembly;
a control valve configured to permit flow, restrict flow, or combinations thereof of hydraulic fluid from a chamber of said at least one hydraulic cylinder; and;
a controller, said controller communicating with a) an upper press position indicator that indicates a position of one or more components of said upper press assembly, b) a cushion platform position indicator that indicates a position of one or more components of said cushion platform, and combinations thereof; said controller configured to selectively open, close, or combinations thereof said control valve to maintain a minimum pressure in said chamber of said hydraulic cylinder to thereby control movement of said cushion platform when said upper press assembly applies a force thereto;
wherein said controller is operative to control said control valve to vary a value of said minimum pressure during a working stroke of said press machine;
wherein said controller includes first and second control values that are used to control said control valve based on position information received from said upper press position indicator and said cushion platform position indicator, said first set of control values used to control said control valve at a first position when first position information is received from said controller, said second set of control values used to control said control valve at a second position when second position information is received by said controller, said controller controls said control valve to cause a plurality of pressure pulses of hydraulic fluid to said at least one hydraulic cylinder, said controller including I) pulse frequency values to cause a certain a pulse width frequency of said plurality of pulses of hydraulic fluid to said at least one hydraulic cylinder, II) pulse amplitude values to cause a certain pulse amplitude of said plurality of pulses of hydraulic fluid to said at least one hydraulic cylinder, and combinations thereof;

determining a thickness of said first part upon detection of contact of said upper press assembly with said first part and calculating whether said thickness is within a thickness tolerance of a preset thickness value;
providing said controller information from said upper press position indicator and said cushion platform position indicator upon detection of contact of said upper press assembly with said first part;
causing said controller to cause increased pressure to be applied by said at least one hydraulic cylinder supporting at least a portion of said cushion platform when said determined thickness is not within said thickness tolerance;
causing said controller to create a pulsating frequency force and a variable force to be applied to the blank during the pressing of the blank;
forming a first part using said press under a first force profile;
monitoring conditions of said press during said forming of said first part, said monitored conditions including at least one of a position of said upper press assembly, or a position, pressure, or velocity of said cushion platform;
comparing said monitored conditions of said upper press assembly with at least one of said monitored conditions of A) position of said cushion platform, B) pressure of said cushion platform, C) position of said upper press assembly, and any combination of A), B) and C);
analyzing said monitored conditions to detect a defect in said first part, said analyzing said monitored conditions includes i) comparing position data of said upper press assembly to position data of said cushion platform to detect formation of a wrinkle in said part, ii) detecting a pressure relief spike corresponding to a tear in said part, iii) detecting a velocity change in said cushion platform indicative of a tear in said part, and any combination of i), ii) and iii);
altering at least one parameter of said first force profile when a defect in said part is detected to form a second force profile, said first force profile modified in a manner to reduce recurrence of said detected defect; and
forming a second part using said press under said second force profile.

US Pat. No. 11,110,505

CUSHION PIN PRESSURE EQUALIZING DEVICE, DIE CUSHION DEVICE WITH CUSHION PIN PRESSURE EQUALIZING FUNCTION AND CUSHION PIN PRESSURE EQUALIZING METHOD

AIDA ENGINEERING, LTD., ...


1. A cushion pin pressure equalizing device for a die cushion device including a plurality of cushion pins inserted through a bolster of a press machine, a cushion pad configured to support a blank holder via the plurality of cushion pins, a die cushion load generator configured to generate a die cushion load to be applied to the cushion pad, and a die cushion controller configured to control the die cushion load generator so that the die cushion load generated by the die cushion load generator becomes a set target die cushion load, the cushion pin pressure equalizing device comprising:a hydraulic cylinder group provided on the cushion pad in which lower ends of the cushion pins that are inserted through the bolster are brought into abutment with piston rods of the hydraulic cylinder group, and ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group are in communication with each other;
a hydraulic device configured to supply working fluid to the ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group or to discharge the working fluid from the ascending-side pressurizing chambers;
a pressure detector configured to detect a first pressure of the ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group;
an initial pressure setting unit configured to set an initial pressure in the ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group; and
an initial pressure controller configured to control the hydraulic device based on the initial pressure set by the initial pressure setting unit and the first pressure detected by the pressure detector, so that the first pressure in the ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group becomes the initial pressure before the die cushion device starts application of the die cushion load,
wherein the initial pressure setting unit sets the initial pressure based on (1) a total volume of the ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group and a pipe line, (2) a minimum volume change amount of the ascending-side pressurizing chambers of the hydraulic cylinder group when a variation in height of the plurality of cushion pins is absorbed and (3) a volume elastic modulus of the working fluid so that the working fluid has a second pressure corresponding to a lowest die cushion load of the set target die cushion load when the total volume of the working fluid having the initial pressure is compressed by the minimum volume change amount.

US Pat. No. 11,110,504

METHOD OF FORMING THICK-WALLED CYLINDER BY SPINNING

YANSHAN UNIVERSITY, Qing...


1. A method of molding a cylinder though extrusion and rotation, comprising:(1) placing a cylindrical blank at a geometric center of a lower mold cavity;
wherein a bottom of the lower mold cavity is provided with a straight hole; a blank block is arranged at the straight hole; a diameter of the blank block is the same as that of the straight hole; the blank block is configured to support the cylindrical blank; the lower mold cavity has a wavy-shaped inner wall in circumferential direction; the lower mold cavity has a taper in a vertical direction; and an area of the cross section of the lower mold cavity decreases from a top to a bottom;
(2) fixedly arranging the lower mold cavity on a rotating worktable such that the cylindrical blank is directly below an upper indenter;
driving the upper indenter to move vertically downwards by an extruder, so as to extrude the cylindrical blank to perform an extrusion process; and
simultaneously driving the lower mold cavity by the rotating worktable to rotate uniformly around a central axis of the cylindrical blank;
wherein the upper indenter is cylindrical; and a diameter of the upper indenter is the same as an inner diameter of the cylinder;
(3) after the extrusion process is completed, keeping the upper intender still; and keeping the lower mold cavity rotating uniformly; and
(4) moving the lower mold cavity vertically upwards while being driven by the rotating worktable to rotate to allow the wavy-shaped inner wall of the lower mold cavity to process an outer surface of the cylindrical blank by rotation; and separating the lower mold cavity from the blank block to allow a formed cylinder to be separated from the lower mold cavity to obtain the desired cylinder.

US Pat. No. 11,110,503

ROLLER SET AND PIPE ELEMENTS

Victaulic Company, Easto...


1. A method for forming a region of a pipe element using a roller set for forming regions of a pipe element having an inner and an outer surface, said roller set comprising:an inner roller engageable with said inner surface, said inner roller comprising an inner roller body, a flange extending circumferentially around said inner roller body;
an outer roller engageable with said outer surface, said outer roller comprising:
an outer roller body rotatable about a first axis, said inner roller body being rotatable about a second axis, said flange projecting transversely to said second axis and being engageable with an end of said pipe element;
a first raised feature comprising a first summit, engageable with said pipe element and extending circumferentially about said outer roller body and projecting radially from said first axis;
a second raised feature comprising a second summit, engageable with said pipe element and extending circumferentially about said outer roller body and projecting radially from said first axis, said second raised feature being positioned adjacent to said first raised feature;
a third raised feature comprising a third summit, engageable with said pipe element and extending circumferentially about said outer roller body and projecting radially from said first axis, said second raised feature being positioned between said first and third raised features; wherein
said first and third summits are arranged in spaced relation away from said second summit;
said second raised feature of said outer roller comprises a first projection extending circumferentially around said outer roller body and projecting radially from said first axis, said first projection having a first contact width over which it contacts said outer surface of said pipe element during roll forming, said roller set further comprising a second projection extending circumferentially around said inner roller and projecting radially from a second axis arranged coaxially with said inner roller, said second projection having a second contact width over which it contacts said inner surface of said pipe element during roll forming, said method comprising:
positioning said inner surface of said pipe element on said inner roller with said inner surface contacting said second contact width of said second projection;
moving said first contact width of said first projection into contact with said outer surface of said pipe element, said first and second axes being substantially parallel with one another;
rotating said inner roller, thereby rotating said pipe element and said outer roller;
while rotating said rollers and said pipe element, forcing said inner and outer rollers toward one another to deform said pipe element between said first and second projections.

US Pat. No. 11,110,502

ENTWINED TUBULAR ARRANGEMENTS FOR HEAT EXCHANGERS AND COUNTERFLOW HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS

HS MARSTON AEROSPACE LIMI...


1. A heat transfer system comprising a heat exchanger conveying a first fluid through the heat exchanger in a first flow direction and a second fluid through the heat exchanger in a second counterflow direction, the second fluid having a different temperature to the first fluid, the heat exchanger comprising:at least one first thermally conductive tube conveying the first fluid;
at least one second thermally conductive tube conveying the second fluid;
wherein the first and second thermally conductive tubes are wound around one another and in contact with one another in an entwined tubular arrangement;
wherein the entwined tubular arrangement is supported by a support structure made of the same thermally conductive material as the first and second thermally conductive tubes; and
wherein the support structure comprises a lattice support structure.

US Pat. No. 11,110,501

SEALANT SYSTEM FOR METAL SEAMS

MESTEK MACHINERY, INC., ...


8. An apparatus for manipulating a metal workpiece, comprising:a frame;
a cam assembly mounted to said frame for receiving and holding said metal workpiece;
a sealant reservoir for housing sealant;
a sealant application unit connected to said sealant reservoir, said sealant application unit being adjacent said frame with at least first and second sealant supply hoses configured to transport sealant from the sealant reservoir to at least one upper and one lower cam roller;
wherein said sealant application unit selectively dispenses said sealant on said metal workpiece as said cam assembly manipulates said metal workpiece;
wherein said cam assembly selectively roll forms a portion of said metal workpiece forming a seam; and
said sealant application unit dispenses said sealant within said seam thus sealing said seam.

US Pat. No. 11,110,500

UNIFORM TEMPERATURE ROLLER SYSTEM HAVING UNIFORM HEAT EXCHANGE BY SUPERCRITICAL FLUID


1. A uniform temperature roller system for making a roller shell reach a uniform temperature using supercritical fluid comprising:a roller body which includes:
a roller shell having an internal hollow portion divided into a first chamber, a second chamber, and a third chamber by a pair of separation plates wherein the second chamber is an enclosed space;
a pair of rotary shafts which are disposed on two side plates of the roller shell, respectively;
a plurality of heating/cooling modules mounted in the second chamber and each of which having two ends connected to the pair of the separation plates correspondingly; and
a supercritical fluid which is filled into the second chamber and out of the plurality of heating/cooling modules to use for transferring temperature between the heating/cooling modules and the roller shell.

US Pat. No. 11,110,499

CIRCULAR ROLLING MILL WITH SHAPING ROLLERS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE POSITION OF A ROLLER OF SUCH A ROLLING MILL

FORGE PAT GMBH, Reinach ...


18. A method for controlling the position of at least one roller for shaping a face of an annular part to be shaped within a circular rolling mill that comprises:a fixed main frame;
an internal cylindrical roller intended to shape an internal radial face of the annular part and an external cylindrical roller intended to shape an external radial face of the annular part and rotated by a first driving electric motor, the internal cylindrical roller and the external cylindrical roller being supported by a first auxiliary frame mounted on the fixed main frame;
an upper conical roller intended to shape a front face of the annular part and a lower conical roller intended to shape an opposite front face of the annular part, the upper conical roller and the lower conical roller being each rotated by a second driving electric motor and supported by a second auxiliary frame mounted on, and movable with respect to, the fixed main frame;
at least a first rack and pinion assembly, including a first rack and a first pinion, to move the external cylindrical roller or one of the conical rollers relative to the fixed main frame;
at least a second rack and pinion assembly, including a second rack and a second pinion, to move one of the conical rollers relative to the second auxiliary frame;
a first supply system for supplying a first variable volume chamber, integrated into a first discharge mechanism interposed in a first kinematic force transmission chain between the first rack and the external cylindrical roller moved by the first rack, with fluid under a pressure greater than or equal to 100 bars, the first supply system including a first pipe, a first pump that delivers oil at an input pressure, a first tub, a first tared non-return valve that connects the first pipe to the first tub and a second non-return valve, mounted in the opposite direction from the first non-return valve, at the outlet of the first pump, to prevent the pressurized fluid from circulating through the first pump from its outlet toward its inlet;
a second supply system for supplying a second variable volume chamber, integrated into a second discharge mechanism disposed in a second kinematic force transmission chain between the second rack and the conical collar, with fluid under a pressure greater than or equal to 100 bars, the second supply system including a second pipe, a second pump that delivers oil at an input pressure, a second tub, a third tared non-return valve that connects the second pipe to the second tub and a fourth non-return valve, mounted in the opposite direction from the third non-return valve, at the outlet of the second pump, to prevent the pressurized fluid from circulating through the second pump from its outlet toward its inlet; and
at least one electric geared motor, different from the first and second driving motors, to drive at least one of the first and second pinions of the first and second pinion and rack assemblies,
wherein this method comprises the following steps:a) supplying pressurized fluid to the first variable volume chamber, to stiffen the first kinematic chain during normal operation of the rolling mill in order to absorb a temporary overload transmitted to the first kinematic chain in case of irregularity of the surface shaped by the roller, and
b) absorbing the temporary overload, without moving the first rack, by discharging at least part of the pressurized fluid from the first variable volume chamber into the first tub via the first tared non-return valve, by reducing the volume of the first variable volume chamber, in case of irregularity on the face of the annular part that is shaped by the roller.


US Pat. No. 11,110,498

ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AU...


1. A system for adjusting a roll in a roll support, the system comprising:an adjustment device for adjusting the roll in the roll support, the adjustment device comprising:
a cylinder housing fastened to the roll support and a piston in the cylinder housing, guided in the cylinder housing so as to be movable in translation in the cylinder housing;
a coupling rod fastened to the piston;
a travel measurement device connected to the coupling rod for and configured for determining a position of the piston;
the piston including a piston base thereon located along the piston, a guide element of the piston and which extends from the piston base in the direction of the travel measurement device, and the coupling rod is fastened to the guide element;
the travel measurement device is arranged on an opposite side of the roll support from the cylinder housing; a guide opening in the cylinder housing,
the guide element is guided in the guide opening of the cylinder housing;
a bore in and extending through the roll support;
a sliding guide for slidably guiding the coupling rod through the bore in the roll support, the sliding guide is arranged within an end of the bore in the roll support facing the travel measurement device, wherein the coupling rod connects the piston and the travel measurement device and is guided at least partially through the bore in the roll support, wherein the bore is configured as a recessed bore comprised of a greater diameter at the end facing the cylinder housing than at the opposite end, wherein the guide element is a piston rod with a circular cross section, and wherein the guide element extends through the cylinder housing and into the end of the bore having the greater diameter.

US Pat. No. 11,110,497

SUSTAINED RELEASE REACTANT BLENDS

Carus LLC, Peru, IL (US)...


1. A process for treatment of contamination using a sustained release reactant blend, the process comprising the steps of:forming a sustained release reactant blend into a porous engineered shape, the sustained release reactant blend comprising a first reactant, a second reactant, and a matrix;
selecting a medium comprised of water, soil, or a combination of water and soil for treatment, the medium being contaminated with a BTEX (i.e. benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene) contaminant having a half-life;
treating the medium with the sustained release reactant blend; and
reducing the half-life in the presence of the sustained release reactant blend;
wherein the porous engineered shape is defined by an open structure such that the medium and contaminant can flow into the open structure and contact the first and second reactants, and wherein at least one of the first and second reactants is incompletely coated by the matrix to form an incompletely coated reactant.

US Pat. No. 11,110,496

NANO COMPOSITE STRUCTURE WITH NANO PATTERNED STRUCTURE ON ITS SURFACE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...


1. A method of producing a nano composite structure comprising:providing a substrate;
placing a metal net structure above the substrate; and
plasma treating the substrate above which the metal net structure is placed,
wherein the plasma treating comprisesdepositing a metal or metal oxide particle disposed from the metal net structure on the surface of the substrate through the plasma treatment; and
etching residual portions other than portions on which the metal net structure is placed in contact with the substrate, or the metal or metal oxide particles are deposited from the surface of the substrate through the plasma treatment.


US Pat. No. 11,110,495

PIPELINE INSPECTION DEVICE

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...


1. A pipeline inspection system comprising:a first drum including a first cable having a first camera disposed on a distal end of the first cable, the first cable received within an interior of the first drum and configured to be directed into a conduit, the first drum including a central opening having a first electrical connection;
a second drum including a second cable having a second camera disposed on a distal end of the second cable, the second cable received within an interior of the second drum and configured to be directed into a conduit, the second drum having a different configuration than the first drum; and
a hub housing electrical components for operation of the pipeline inspection system, the hub being removably received at least partially in the central opening of the first drum, and wherein the hub is selectively removable from the first drum and selectively couplable to the second drum,
wherein the electrical components include a battery, a wireless communication module configured to communicate with a remote display, and a second electrical connection configured to mate with the first electrical connection on the first drum.

US Pat. No. 11,110,494

VACUUM CLOG TOILET REMOVAL APPARATUS


1. A plumbing clog removal apparatus, comprising: a vacuum chamber having an inlet, an outlet, and a one-way vacuum chamber compressor port adapted to only provide for the removal of air from the vacuum chamber; an inlet seal disposed at the vacuum chamber inlet, wherein the inlet seal is movably coupled to vacuum chamber inlet and is movable between an open position and a closed positon; an outlet seal disposed at the vacuum chamber outlet, wherein the outlet seal is movably coupled to the vacuum chamber outlet and is movable between an open position and a closed position; an air compressor fluidically connected to the one-way vacuum chamber compressor port; at least one actuator configured to open and close the inlet seal and the outlet seal; and at least one pressure sensor disposed inside the vacuum chamber, wherein the air compressor removes air from an air compressor chamber to form a low pressure condition inside the vacuum chamber, and wherein the actuator opens the inlet seal when the pressure sensor senses the low pressure condition.

US Pat. No. 11,110,493

DOUBLE-SIDED ELECTRODYNAMIC SCREEN FILMS

Eastman Kodak Company, R...


1. An electrode film for in-plane electric field generation, comprising:a transparent substrate of dielectric material having first and second surfaces;
a first electrode pattern disposed on the first surface of the transparent substrate including a first set of parallel conductive electrodes, wherein each of the conductive electrodes in the first set of parallel conductive electrodes are connected to a first bus;
a second electrode pattern disposed on the first surface of the transparent substrate including a second set of parallel conductive electrodes, wherein each of the conductive electrodes in the second set of parallel conductive electrodes are connected to a second bus, wherein elements of the first electrode pattern do not cross over the second bus and elements of the second electrode pattern do not cross over the first bus, and wherein the first set of parallel conductive electrodes and the second set of parallel conductive electrodes are arranged in an interlaced pattern on said first surface;
a third electrode pattern disposed on the second surface of the transparent substrate including a third set of parallel conductive electrodes, wherein each of the conductive electrodes in the third set of parallel conductive electrodes are connected to a third bus, and wherein elements of the third electrode pattern cross elements of the first electrode pattern or the second electrode pattern;
wherein the conductive electrodes in the first, second and third sets of parallel conductive electrodes are all parallel to each other;
wherein the first, second and third sets of parallel conductive electrodes are arranged in a further interlaced pattern such that the interlaced conductive electrodes in the further interlaced pattern form a repeating sequence on said first surface and said second surface;
wherein the first, second and third buses are configured to be connected to respective sources of electrical power supplying respective waveforms, such that the supplied waveforms generate a time-varying in-plane electric field pattern above a surface of the electrode film, and wherein the transparent substrate protects the elements of the third electrode pattern from shorting to the first electrode pattern or the second electrode pattern; and
wherein each of the conductive electrodes include a pattern of open areas and a plurality of rails interconnected by a pattern of rungs, and wherein the plurality of rails include at least a pair of parallel edge rails that define edges of each of the conductive electrodes.

US Pat. No. 11,110,492

PLUNGER CARD FOR CLEANING CURRENCY HANDLING DEVICE

KICTEAM, INC., Auburn, M...


1. A cleaning system for cleaning a currency transport device comprising:a cleaning card, wherein the cleaning card comprises:a first end portion, and
a second end portion; and

a handled cleaning card holder, wherein the handled cleaning card holder is configured to secure the cleaning card at the first end portion and allow access to the second end portion of the cleaning card for use in cleaning, and further wherein the cleaning card is configured to be rotatable at least 180° within or upon the handled cleaning card holder.

US Pat. No. 11,110,491

CLEANING DEVICE WITH TAIL SWAB

Foamtec International Co....


14. A cleaning device with tail swab comprising:an elongated leader member having opposite ends; and
a tail swab comprising a single soft strip having a middle portion separated by opposite ends wherein each of the opposite ends includes a plurality of soft elongated strips and a length of the single soft strip located between an end of the middle portion and the beginning of each of the plurality of soft elongated strips forms a same angle relative to a length of the middle portion and a length of each of the plurality of soft elongated strips and wherein the plurality of soft elongated strips are twice or more as long as the middle portion of the single soft strip.

US Pat. No. 11,110,490

MULTILEVEL SIEVE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE


1. A system for sieving different sized particulates, comprising:a plurality of containers, configured to hold a quantity of a particulate, each sorting container comprising sidewalls projecting upwardly and outwardly from a base, a mesh connected to the base of the container, the mesh defining a plurality of holes, each of the plurality of containers having a recessed surface lower than a top surface of the base wherein the mesh rests on the recessed surface such that the mesh is parallel with the top surface of the base;
an opening on top of the system provided to allow for particulates to be introduced into the system; and
a bottom container comprising a bottom, the bottom devoid of openings so as to collect particulates that pass through the openings in the plurality of sorting containers above the bottom container;
wherein each container configured for sifting the particulates by moving the container in a reciprocating motion thereby allowing the particulates therein to pass through the mesh onto the base of the container below while the higher container retains particulates being larger than the openings.

US Pat. No. 11,110,489

FLEXTENSIONAL TRANSDUCERS AND RELATED METHODS

PHOTOSONIX MEDICAL, INC.,...


1. A flextensional transducer operable to emit sound energy, the flextensional transducer comprising:an annular piezoelectric element having a first surface, a second surface on an opposite side of the annular piezoelectric element from the first surface, and an aperture penetrating through the annular piezoelectric element in an axial direction from first surface and the second surface;
a first endcap coupled with the first surface of the annular piezoelectric element and having a first maximum outer diameter; and
a second endcap coupled with the second surface of the annular piezoelectric element and having a second maximum outer diameter that is less than the first maximum outer diameter,
wherein the annular piezoelectric element has an outer circumference, the first maximum outer diameter of the first endcap is less than or equal to a diameter of the outer circumference of the annular piezoelectric element, and the second maximum outer diameter of the second endcap is less than the diameter of the outer circumference of the annular piezoelectric element.

US Pat. No. 11,110,488

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO ELIMINATE BUBBLES USING ULTRASONIC ENERGY


1. A system to reduce surface bubbles from cell culture media using ultrasonic pulses, the system comprising:a plurality of ultrasonic transducers;
a photodetector;
a camera;
a control circuit;
a cell culture container comprising a cell culture media;
wherein the control circuit is communicatively coupled to the plurality of ultrasonic transducers, the temperature sensor, and the camera;
wherein the control circuit is configured to:determine, via the photodetector, a presence of a surface bubble on the cell culture media;
determine, via the camera, a location of the surface bubble when the presence of the surface bubble is determined;
position, via the plurality of ultrasonic transducers, an ultrasonic pulse at the location of the surface bubble and thereby reduce the presence of the surface bubble on the cell culture media when the location of the surface bubble is determined.


US Pat. No. 11,110,487

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL EFFECT LAYERS

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...


1. An apparatus for producing an optical effect layer comprising:a) a first block comprising a1) a holder having mounted thereto a stator comprising n magnet-wire coils, disposed in n annular slots which are spaced from each other and arranged in a circle around the axis of a magnetic-field-guiding stator core; and a2) a winding protection plate disposed on top of the n magnet-wire coils; and
b) a second block comprising:b1) a casing with disposed therein;
b2) a rotor comprising m permanent magnet poles of alternating polarity arranged around a circle in or on one side of a rotor disc, wherein said m permanent magnet poles are spaced from each other;
b3) a rotor protection plate, disposed below the m permanent magnet poles of the rotor, wherein said rotor protection plate covers the rotor from the side of the rotor disc; and
b4) a permanent magnet assembly driven by the rotor, wherein said permanent magnet assembly is disposed on the opposite side of the rotor disc,

wherein the rotor protection plate of the second block is disposed on an upper surface of the winding protection plate of the first block, and the winding protection plate is removeablely coupled with the rotor protection plate,
wherein the stator and the rotor act together as a brushless DC motor,
wherein n is a multiple of 3 and m is a multiple of 2, provided that n/m is 3/2, 3/4, 6/4, 6/8, 9/8, 9/10, 12/10 or 12/14, and
wherein the first block is configured to be removeably fixed to a base of a rotating magnetic orienting cylinder or a flatbed magnetic orienting printing unit, and
wherein the second block is removeably fixed to the first block.

US Pat. No. 11,110,486

DISINFECTANT APPLICATOR DEVICE WITH CONTOURED ROLLER


1. A liquid disinfectant applicator device, comprising:(a) a frame;
(b) a pair of axle portions that are movably coupled to the frame at varying angles therebetween;
(c) an absorbable roller rotatably mounted on the pair of axle portions comprising a curved outer surface and an axis of rotation;
(d) a sealed resilient container coupled to the frame comprising an internal reservoir with a first volume at a natural state of the container for containing a liquid, a one-way dispensing valve in communication with the reservoir configured to only allow for the flow of liquid out from the reservoir, an intake one-way valve in communication with the reservoir, and a soft-walled expandable bladder positioned within the reservoir of the container and sealed to the one-way intake valve, the one-way valve intake being configured to only allow for the flow of air into the expandable bladder;
(e) at least one conduit in communication with the dispensing valve configured to receive and direct a flow of the liquid therefrom; and
(f) a perforated plate comprising an array of holes in communication with the at least one conduit and proximate to the roller to deliver the flow of the liquid to the outer surface of the roller;
(g) wherein a compressive force applied the container deforms the container such that the volume of the reservoir is decreased from the first volume to a second volume and a flow of the liquid is forced through the dispensing valve and to the outer surface of the roller via the at least one conduit and perforated plate, and
(h) wherein the resiliency of the container causes the container to deform after the compressive force is applied such that the volume of the reservoir is increased from the second volume to the first volume and air is drawn into the expandable bladder via the intake valve.

US Pat. No. 11,110,485

APPLICATOR SYSTEM FOR EXTRUSIVE DISPENSING OF WORK MATERIAL FROM COLLAPSIBLE CARTRIDGE

Nordson Corporation, Wes...


1. An applicator system for dispensing of material from a flexible pre-charged portion of a cartridge unit, the system comprising:a housing portion including a cartridge bay and a retention structure disposed detachably at a terminal end region of said cartridge bay, said cartridge bay including at least one removable containment compartment that extends from a first opening to a second opening spaced from the first opening along a longitudinal axis, said removable containment compartment being configured to receive a flexible pre-charged portion of the cartridge unit in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis through the first opening until the flexible pre-charged portion is substantially enclosed within said removable containment compartment, said retention structure being configured to transition between an open configuration and a closed configuration to releasably retain the cartridge unit against forward escape from said cartridge bay, wherein in the closed configuration, the retention structure extends across the first opening of the at least one removable containment compartment, said retention structure defining a notched passage to receive an elongate dispensing tip portion of the cartridge unit therethrough when the cartridge unit is received within said cartridge bay such that the cartridge unit extends from the removable containment compartment through the notched passage of the retention structure;
an actuator portion coupled to said housing portion in communication with said cartridge bay, said actuator portion including a drive member extending through the second opening of said removable containment compartment and engaging the flexible pre-charged portion of the cartridge unit within said removable containment compartment; and,
an activation member coupled to said actuator portion to selectively activate displacement of said drive member within said removable containment compartment responsive to user manipulation, said drive member being selectively driven thereby to compress the flexible pre-charged portion in a forward direction along and in direct contact with a surrounding inner surface of said removable containment compartment toward said retention structure to cause dispensing of the material from the flexible pre-charged portion.

US Pat. No. 11,110,484

DISPENSING PAINTBRUSH

Kudachi Business Consulta...


1. A dispensing brush, comprising:a handle;
a brush head connected to the handle;
bristles attached to the brush head, the bristles being configured to apply a fluid to a surface;
a coupler attached to the handle and configured to connect to a fluid source; and
a nozzle attached to the coupler, the nozzle being configured to dispense the fluid to the bristles;
wherein the coupler is configured to freely rotate about the brush head;
wherein the brush head is connected to the handle via a pivoting connection allowing rotation of the handle relative to the brush head;
and, wherein the coupler is disposed between the bristles and the pivot connection.

US Pat. No. 11,110,483

LIQUID MATERIAL DISPENSING SYSTEM HAVING A SLEEVE HEATER

Nordson Corporation, Wes...


1. A dispensing system, comprising:a manifold body comprising a liquid material passage and a process air passage;
a heating member received in the manifold body, the heating member having an upper portion, a lower portion, an outer surface, and a groove in the outer surface, the groove extending between the upper portion and the lower portion and forming at least a portion of the process air passage; and
a nozzle configured to dispense liquid material,
wherein the heating member is configured to heat process air as the process air passes through the groove, and the heating member is configured to heat the liquid material through contact of the outer surface of the heating member with the manifold body.

US Pat. No. 11,110,482

DISCHARGE SYSTEM

HEISHIN LTD., Hyogo (JP)...


1. A method of creating a discharge system for fluid with a predetermined particle size distribution of the particulate matters, said method comprising:identifying particulate matters in a fluid intended to be dispensed from the discharge system;
determining a mode diameter of a particle size distribution of identified particulate matters in a fluid to be dispensed from the discharge system;
providing a discharging device configured to accept the fluid through a discharge-side coupler;
providing a refilling device configured to refill the discharging device with the fluid through a refill-side coupler;
creating a clearance between sliding parts which slide upon the connection and disconnection of the discharge-side coupler and the refill-side coupler; determining the clearance as large as six times of the standard deviation ? of the particle size distribution of the mode diameter of the predetermined particle size distribution of particulate matters of the fluid to be dispensed from the refilling device to the discharging device; and,
determining a hardness of either one or both of a surface of a sliding part of the discharge-side coupler that slides when connecting and disconnecting the discharge-side coupler to/from the refill-side coupler and a surface of the refill-side coupler equal to or greater than a hardness of the particulate matters.

US Pat. No. 11,110,481

LIQUID MATERIAL DISCHARGE DEVICE, AND APPLICATION DEVICE AND APPLICATION METHOD THEREFOR

MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC....


1. A liquid material discharge device used in a negative pressure space, the liquid material discharge device comprising:a storage container storing a liquid material;
a compressed-gas supply source pressurizing the storage container;
a nozzle having a discharge flow path;
a reciprocating valve rod;
an actuator driving the valve rod;
a valve seat having a communication hole that is communicated with the discharge flow path; and
a discharge control device controlling the actuator to open and close the communication hole by a lower end of the valve rod,
wherein the liquid material discharge device further comprises a resin film disposed and fixed in a replaceable manner at the lower end of the valve rod or a resin film disposed and fixed in a replaceable manner on an upper surface of the valve seat, the latter resin film having a through-hole that is communicated with the communication hole,
the valve seat is constituted in a replaceable manner by a valve seat member having a planar upper surface and being fixed to the nozzle in a replaceable manner.

US Pat. No. 11,110,480

PAINTING AND DRYING BOOTH


1. A painting and drying booth comprising:a plurality of walls that define an interior; and
at least one surface-mounted luminaire disposed inside, a housing in one of said plurality of walls, said at least one surface-mounted luminaire comprising:a frame having a box body that defines a compartment with a front opening facing the interior defined by said plurality of walls;
an electromagnetic radiation source disposed in the compartment of the box body;
a mobile screen connected to said frame so as to enclosed the front opening of the compartment; and
at least one actuation device connected to said frame and to said mobile screen so as to move said mobile screen, relative to said frame, wherein said frame has a plate shape that surrounds the front opening of the compartment, wherein said at least one actuation device has an articulated parallelogram configuration so as to move said mobile screen with a roto-translation movement such that said mobile screen always resides in a common plane, said at least one actuation device comprising a motorized actuation pin and a pair of levers, each of the pair of levers having a first end connected to said frame and a second end connected to said mobile screen, one of said pair of levers being prismatically coupled to the motorized actuation pin, wherein said mobile screen moves between a closing position engaged against said frame and an opening position translated adjacent the front opening but not covering the front opening, the motorized actuation pin being rotatable so as to move said mobile screen between the closing position and the opening position.


US Pat. No. 11,110,479

SPRINKLER WEIGHT

Senninger Irrigation, Inc...


1. A weight for attaching to a sprinkler, the weight comprising:a connector having a passageway for water between a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a first coupling, the second end comprising an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface comprising a second coupling, the inner surface comprising a third coupling;
a shell having a channel and a chamber, the channel receiving a portion of the connector that is located between the first coupling and the second coupling, the chamber being configured for a user to add weight to or subtract weight from the shell; and
an engagement structure disposed on the connector and the shell, the engagement structure at least inhibiting relative movement between the connector and the shell when the portion of the connector is received within the channel of the shell.

US Pat. No. 11,110,478

HIGH-PRESSURE AIRLESS SPRAY NOZZLE ASSEMBLY

QUA TECH LIMITED


1. A saddle seal assembly for a high-pressure airless spray nozzle having a spray tip, comprising:a metal sealing sleeve including a flat inner coupling plane, a first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface, and a positioning surface disposed at an end of the metal sealing sleeve, the positioning surface being adjacent to the first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface, the flat inner coupling plane being adjacent to the first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface, the first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder matching with an outer surface of the spray tip to form an outer hard sealing structure; and
a cylindrical elastic seal including a flat end portion and a second saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface, the flat end portion being adjacent to the second saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface, the second saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface matching with the outer surface of the spray tip to form an inner flexible sealing structure,
wherein the cylindrical elastic seal is configured to be releasably inserted into the metal sealing sleeve with the flat end portion of the cylindrical elastic seal and extended beyond the first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface,
wherein the flat end portion of the cylindrical elastic seal is adapted to fit with the flat inner coupling plane of the metal sealing sleeve to prevent circumferential rotation, and
wherein the first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface and the second saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface are configured to be spliced to form a continuous saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface with the first saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface serving as a preliminary seal and the second saddle-shaped semi-cylinder surface serving as a complemental seal, to thereby seal a stepped inlet hole of the high-pressure airless spray nozzle.

US Pat. No. 11,110,477

SPRINKLER PRESSURE REGULATOR HAVING A FILTER BASKET

K-Rain Manufacturing Corp...


1. A sprinkler assembly comprises:a base including a water inlet;
a riser, in fluid communication with the inlet and movably mounted in the base to move from a retracted position to an extended position when based on water pressure provided by water entering the base through the water inlet;
a nozzle housing in fluid communication with the riser and rotatably mounted on a top of the riser;
a filter basket mounted on a bottom of the riser; and
a pressure regulator mounted at a bottom of the riser and in contact with the filter basket;
the pressure regulator including:an outer sleeve mounted on an interior wall of the riser;
a pressure responsive member, movably mounted in the outer sleeve and movable from an open position in which a bottom edge of the pressure responsive element is spaced from a top surface of the filter basket to allow flow of water between the top surface of the filter basket and the bottom edge of the pressure responsive member and up the riser and a closed position where the bottom edge of the pressure responsive member contacts the top surface of the filter basket to prevent water from flowing; and
a biasing element in contact with the pressure responsive member;
wherein the pressure responsive member is biased in the open position by the biasing element and moves into the closed position when water pressure downstream of the pressure responsive element exceeds a predetermined value.


US Pat. No. 11,110,476

WEIGHTED MULTITUBE FLUID DISPENSER


1. A weighted multitube fluid dispenser, comprising:a reservoir having a top end and a bottom end and configured to hold fluid disposed therein;
an opening disposed at the top end of the reservoir in fluid communication with an interior of the reservoir;
a spray head having a rim configured to removably secure overtop the opening;
a hose extending from an interior of the spray head;
wherein the hose splits into a plurality of tubes, each having an aperture at a distal end thereof, the plurality of tubes including a first tube having a first length and a second tube having a second length that is greater than the first length;
a first weight disposed at the distal end of the first tube and a second weight disposed at the distal end of the second tube, wherein the second weight is heavier than the first weight; wherein the first weight and the second weight surround each aperture;
a nozzle disposed at an end of the spray head in communication with the hose;
a trigger disposed on the spray head operably connected to the plurality of tubes and the nozzle such that actuating the trigger causes the fluid disposed in the reservoir to travel up one or more tubes of the plurality of tubes and exit through the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 11,110,475

MODULAR PAINT SPRAYING SYSTEM

Foreman Technologies Inc....


1. A paint sprayer system, comprising:a paint sprayer array, including:an array frame, the array frame including a first support member,
an array mount, wherein the array mount includes an array support member having a length, and the array mount is detachably mountable to the array frame,
a plurality of sprayer mounts disposed on the array support member, wherein each of the plurality of sprayer mounts is configured to move along the length of the array support member to different longitudinal positions,
a plurality of moveable sprayers, wherein each sprayer of the plurality of moveable sprayers is:detachably mounted to a corresponding sprayer mount of the plurality of sprayer mounts on the array support member of the array mount,
configured to move on its corresponding sprayer mount to different spray directions,
configured to move along with its corresponding sprayer mount to the different longitudinal positions on the array support member, and
configured to selectively apply paint to a surface, and

a sprayer activation assembly configured to activate at least a portion of the plurality of sprayers;

an aerial work platform, the aerial work platform including:a mobile base,
a basket, wherein the paint sprayer array is detachably mounted to the basket, and
an extension member including a proximal end engaged with the mobile base and a distal end engaged with the basket, wherein the extension member is configured to move the basket;

a plurality of hoses, wherein each hose of the plurality of hoses is in fluid communication with a corresponding sprayer of the plurality of sprayers;
a pump, wherein each hose of the plurality of hoses is in fluid communication with the pump; and
a paint supply in fluid communication with the pump, wherein the plurality of hoses are configured to provide the paint from the paint supply to the plurality of sprayers to apply the paint to the surface.

US Pat. No. 11,110,474

FLUID CONTROL ASSEMBLY FOR MIX-ON-DEMAND SPRAYER

Chapin Manufacturing, Inc...


11. A sprayer system comprising:a) a diluent tank configured to hold a diluent;
b) a concentrate tank configured to hold a liquid concentrate;
c) a positive displacement pump having a pump inlet and a high pressure output; and
d) a flow control assembly comprising:i) a manifold coupled to the positive displacement pump, wherein the manifold defines a fluid conduit having a fluid inlet, a pump supply outlet, a bypass inlet and a mixing chamber between the fluid inlet and both of the pump supply outlet and the bypass inlet;
ii) a fluid input unit fluidly coupled to the fluid inlet of the manifold, wherein the fluid input unit includes a diluent input configured to receive a fixed flow of the diluent from the diluent tank, and a concentrate input configured to receive a selectively adjustable flow of the liquid concentrate from the concentrate tank, wherein the mixing chamber of the fluid conduit is configured to mix the diluent and the liquid concentrate to form a mixed solution to be delivered through the pump supply outlet to the pump inlet on the positive displacement pump; and
iii) a bypass unit having a bypass conduit fluidly coupled to the bypass inlet of the manifold and a high pressure input coupled to the high pressure output on the positive displacement pump to receive a high pressure mixed fluid therefrom, wherein the bypass unit includes a bypass valve positionable within the bypass inlet of the manifold between a closed position and an open position, wherein the bypass valve is in the closed position when the high pressure mixed fluid is below a threshold pressure, and wherein the bypass valve is in the open position when the high pressure mixed fluid is above the threshold pressure whereby a portion of the high pressure mixed fluid is reintroduced to the mixing chamber of the fluid conduit of the manifold via the bypass conduit and the bypass inlet.


US Pat. No. 11,110,473

FOAM PUMP SPRAYER


1. A nozzle for a foam pump, comprisinga cap;
a nozzle body;
a head;
a hollow compression rod; and
an elastic reset element;
wherein the cap is capable of entering the nozzle body; an outer edge of the cap and an inner wall of the nozzle body form a dynamic seal; the nozzle body slides on an outer wall of the cap, forming a main body of an air pump;
a first fastening position is provided at an upper edge of the cap and a lower edge of the nozzle body;
a hydraulic cylinder is provided at the cap and is provided with a pump component; a liquid inlet check valve is installed at a bottom of the hydraulic cylinder;
an air outlet is provided at a center of the nozzle body, and a hollow compression rod penetrates through the air outlet; the hollow compression rod is provided with an upper disk which is configured to open or close the air outlet; a connecting pipe of the head is fixedly inserted into an upper end of the hollow compression rod through a second fastening position; a mixing chamber is provided in the connecting pipe of the head;
the nozzle body is further provided with an air inlet;
a gap is formed between the head and the nozzle body through the second fastening position so as to form a floating valve; when the head is pressed, the gap disappears; a bottom of the head moves downwardly to a surface of the nozzle body to form a seal, and the air inlet of the nozzle body is closed; at the same time, the upper disk of the hollow compression rod opens the air outlet; when the head is released, the elastic reset element rebounds, and the head moves upwardly, and the gap recovers to open the air inlet, so that an air inlet check valve is formed; and the upper disk of the hollow compression rod closes the air outlet, so that an air outlet check valve is formed; and
the pump component of the hydraulic cylinder is installed on a lower end of the hollow compression rod, forming a main body of the liquid pump.

US Pat. No. 11,110,472

PUMP HEAD AND METERING DEVICE

F. Holzer GmbH, St. Ingb...


1. A pump head for a metering apparatus for a metered dispensing of a fluid, the pump head comprising:a head part having an outlet opening for the fluid to be dispensed outside the pump head;
a first element that has a cutout, a wall bounding the cut-out at one side, and a passage opening introduced into the wall that brings the cutout directly or indirectly into fluidic communication with the outlet opening of the head part, with the first element being directly or indirectly connected to the head part in a direction of the wall; and
a hollow piston having a passage channel that is fit into place in the cutout and is movably guidable up to the wall in the cut-out, wherein the hollow piston is not returned by a spring, wherein the passage channel is arranged in the hollow piston such that the passage opening is closable by the hollow piston on a movement of the hollow piston in the direction of the wall.

US Pat. No. 11,110,471

PLUG-IN OIL DIFFUSER WITH NON-PLASTIC COVER

Candle Warmers Etc., Dra...


1. A plug-in oil diffuser device, comprising:a) a housing;
b) a plug extending from the housing and configured to be plugged into a wall electrical outlet;
c) a non-plastic faceplate removably coupled to the housing;
d) the non-plastic faceplate having cavity therein with an opening to receive at least a portion of the housing;
e) an annular insert carried by the non-plastic faceplate in the opening of the non-plastic faceplate, the annular insert securing the non-plastic faceplate to the housing, and the annular insert having an exterior secured to the non-plastic faceplate and an interior removably secured to the housing; and
f) a notch and a tab between the annular insert and the non-plastic faceplate, with the tab extending from one of the annular insert or the non-plastic faceplate and into a notch in the other of the non-plastic faceplate or the annular insert.

US Pat. No. 11,110,470

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF AGRICULTURAL SPRAYERS

CNH Industrial America LL...


14. An agricultural sprayer, comprising:a frame;
a tank mounted on the frame, the tank being configured to store an agricultural substance;
a boom extending outwardly from the frame in a lateral direction extending perpendicular to a direction of travel of the agricultural sprayer;
a plurality of nozzles mounted on the boom, each nozzle being configured to dispense the agricultural substance stored within the tank;
a vision-based sensor positioned on the agricultural sprayer such that the vision-based sensor has a field of view directed toward a portion of a field across which the agricultural sprayer is traveling, the vision-based sensor being configured to capture data indicative of a crop row present within the field; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the vision-based sensor, the controller being configured to:identify the crop row within the field based on the data received from the vision-based sensor;
determine a lateral distance defined between a nozzle of the plurality of nozzles and the identified crop row in the lateral direction; and
initiate a control action to adjust the position of the nozzle in the lateral direction when the determined lateral distance exceeds a predetermined maximum lateral distance.


US Pat. No. 11,110,469

MAGNETIC SEPARATOR APPARATUS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING, DISASSEMBLING, CLEANING, AND REASSEMBLING SAME

Magnetic Products, Inc., ...


1. A magnetic separator comprising:a housing defining a product flow path;
a drawer moveable between a first position and a second position;
a magnet operatively connected to the drawer, the magnet positioned within the product flow path when in the first position and the magnet withdrawn from the flow path when in the second position;
a stripper plate frame coupled to the housing;
a first stripper plate, contained within the stripper plate frame, having an aperture through which the magnet passes as the drawer is moved between the first and second positions; and
an anti-rotation mechanism having a slot that engages along a length of a shoulder such that, when the anti-rotation mechanism is positioned having the slot over the shoulder, the magnet is prevented from moving from an axially locked position;
wherein the shoulder extends beyond an outer surface of the anti-rotation mechanism;
wherein the stripper plate frame includes a first pair of notches and the first stripper plate is fixed to the stripper plate frame when positioned within the first pair of notches.

US Pat. No. 11,110,467

MATERIAL PROCESSING MACHINE WITH A COLORIZER SYSTEM AND METHODS OF REDUCING AND COLORIZING WASTE MATERIAL

Smoracy, LLC, Remus, MI ...


14. A material processing machine for reducing and colorizing waste material with said material processing machine comprising:a frame;
an infeed system comprising a plurality of slats and supported by said frame defining a material processing axis along a direction that the material is fed;
a discharge system supported by said frame and spaced from said infeed system;
a housing supported by said frame between said infeed and discharge systems with said housing defining a reducing chamber along said material processing axis, and with said reducing chamber in turn defining an inlet zone adapted to receive the waste material from said infeed system, and an outlet zone spaced from said inlet zone adapted to direct reduced, colored, waste material to said discharge system, and a transition zone between said inlet and outlet zones, wherein said housing further defines an aperture into said outlet zone of said reducing chamber;
a rotor having a shaft rotatably supported by said frame within said reducing chamber with said shaft defining a longitudinal axis extending transverse to said material processing axis and also defining a vertical plane perpendicular to said material processing axis;
wherein said transition zone defines a pair of transition planes parallel to said vertical plane with one of said transition planes separating said inlet zone from said transition zone, and the other of said transition planes separating said outline zone from said transition zone;
wherein said shaft is disposed entirely within said transition zone between said transition planes;
wherein said rotor intersects said transition planes to be partially disposed within said inlet, said transition, and outlet zones for rotating during a material reducing operation, and;
wherein said rotor has a plurality of processing tools adapted to reduce the waste material within said inlet zone and said transition zone during said material reducing operation, said plurality of processing tools reduce the waste against at least one of said slats defining a first hit point; and
a colorizer system comprising a manifold coupled to said housing, said manifold positioned external to said reducing chamber entirely within said outlet zone and said manifold is positioned opposite said first hit point about said rotor, said manifold comprising an inlet adapted to be coupled in fluid communication with a colorant source and a pump for directing colorant through said manifold, and said manifold comprising an elongate chamber and having openings arranged along a length of said elongate chamber and oriented to direct the colorant from said openings and through said aperture in a direction of said rotor within said outlet zone such that rotation in an operating direction rotates said rotor through said transition zone with the colorant disposed thereon, and provides for substantially contemporaneous reducing of the waste material within said inlet zone and said transition zone and colorizing of the waste material within at least said inlet zone with the reduced, colorized waste material passing through to said discharge system.

US Pat. No. 11,110,466

PROCESS FOR CREATING AND BAGGING ANIMAL BEDDING


1. A method for producing animal bedding, the method comprising the steps of:cutting a juniper tree at ground level, the juniper tree having needles, a trunk and limbs;
naturally drying the juniper tree until the needles are brown;
grinding the dried juniper tree using a screen less than 3 inches;
hammer milling the ground juniper tree;
extracting dust of 20 mesh minus from the hammer milled tree;
placing the hammer milled juniper tree in a bagging machine and vacuuming dust from the hammer milled juniper tree; and
bagging the hammer milled juniper tree.

US Pat. No. 11,110,465

CRUSHING DEVICE WITH A COMB SYSTEM

Doppstadt Familienholding...


1. A crushing device with a comb system, wherein the crushing device includes at least one crushing roller rotatably mounted in a machine frame with at least one crushing tool arranged thereon, wherein the crushing device comprises at least one counter blade which cooperates with the crushing tool, wherein the comb system comprises at least one base comb on which the at least one counter blade is arranged and on which at least one screening element is arranged as a component of a screening device, wherein the screening device at least partly encloses the at least one crushing roller and the at least one screening element is spring-mounted with a suspension on a base comb, wherein the suspension is formed from at least one spiral compression spring, in a core of which at least one cylindrical body made from an elastic material is arranged, where an external diameter of the at least one cylindrical body corresponds to an internal diameter of the spiral compression spring.

US Pat. No. 11,110,464

SAMPLE CONTAINER CARRIER, LABORATORY SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND LABORATORY AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Roche Diagnostics Operati...


1. A sample container carrier for holding a laboratory sample container and for transporting the held laboratory sample container in a laboratory sample distribution system, the sample container carrier comprising:a first holding element;
a second holding element, wherein the first holding element and the second holding element are translationally displaceable towards and/or away from each other for holding the laboratory sample container, wherein the first holding element and the second holding element are translationally displaced along a parallel plane perpendicular to a central axis;
a coupler comprising a lever, wherein the coupler is connected to the first holding element and to the second holding element by the lever such that the coupler couples translational displacements of the first holding element and the second holding element with each other; and
a plurality of guiding elements, wherein the plurality of guiding elements is configured to guide the translational displacement/s of the first holding element and/or the second holding element and wherein the first holding element and/or the second holding element are/is translationally displaceable mounted to the guiding elements.

US Pat. No. 11,110,463

SAMPLE CONTAINER CARRIER, LABORATORY SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND LABORATORY AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Roche Diagnostics Operati...


1. A sample container carrier for holding a laboratory sample container and for transporting the held laboratory sample container in a laboratory sample distribution system, the sample container carrier comprising:a first holding element;
a second holding element, wherein the first holding element and the second holding element are translationally displaceable towards and/or away from each other for holding the laboratory sample container, wherein the first holding element and the second holding element are translationally displaced along a parallel plane perpendicular to a central axis;
a coupler, wherein the coupler is connected to the first holding element and to the second holding element such that the coupler couples translational displacements of the first holding element and the second holding element with each other; and
at least one slanted surface coupling, wherein the coupler is connected to the first holding element and/or to the second holding element by the at least one slanted surface coupling, wherein the at least one slanted surface coupling comprises a protrusion and a protrusion guidance translationally moveable to each other, wherein the protrusion guidance comprises at least one slanted surface, and wherein the protrusion is configured to cooperate together with the slanted surface for the translational movement.

US Pat. No. 11,110,462

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A THERMAL CYCLER HEATED COVER

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...


1. A thermal cycler system comprising:a sample block comprising a sample holder receiving surface configured to receive the sample holder; and
a cover assembly moveable in a first direction parallel to the sample holder receiving surface between an open position and a closed position relative to the sample holder receiving surface, wherein the cover assembly covers the sample holder receiving surface in the closed position and exposes the sample holder receiving surface in the open position, wherein the cover assembly comprises:a platen moveable, in the closed position of the cover assembly, in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction between a raised position and a lowered position relative to the sample holder receiving surface,
a cover lid over the platen, the cover lid comprising a cover surface and opposing side walls extending from the cover surface,
an actuatable linkage coupled to and extending transversely across the platen in a direction perpendicular to the first direction, opposite ends of the actuatable linkage being received in recesses in an interior surface of the opposing side walls of the cover lid, the recesses oriented in the second direction, the opposite ends being movable along the recesses in the second direction to move the actuatable linkage in the second direction between a raised position and a lowered position, and
an elastically deformable member between the actuatable linkage and the platen, the elastically deformable member arranged to exert a compressive force against the platen in the lowered position of the platen and the actuatable linkage.


US Pat. No. 11,110,461

INTEGRATED NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS

ANDE CORPORATION, Waltha...


1. A method for DNA analysis of at least two samples, comprising:injecting a first template nucleic acid extracted based on a first sample from a first sample chamber on a biochip through a first channel to a first reaction reservoir in a first region of said biochip;
injecting a second template nucleic acid extracted based on a second sample from a second sample chamber on said biochip through a second inlet to a second reaction reservoir in the first region of said biochip, the second sample chamber being separate from the first sample chamber;
inducing multiplex PCR amplification of nucleic acid fragments, in said first and second reaction reservoirs of the biochip such that in each of the first and second reaction reservoirs primers labeled with six or more fluorescent dyes, each having a unique peak emission wavelength are used to generate amplified nucleic acid fragments labeled with said 6 or more fluorescent dyes, the first region including at least said first reaction reservoir designated for multiplex PCR amplification based on the first sample, and said second reaction reservoir designated for multiplex PCR amplification based on the second sample;
inducing liquid flow to respectively move first amplified DNA fragments from the first reaction reservoir to a first separation unit in a second region of the biochip, and second amplified DNA fragments from the second reaction reservoir to a second separation unit in the second region of the biochip;
inducing electric fields in the first separation unit to separate the first amplified nucleic acid fragments by size in a first separation channel on the biochip;
inducing electric fields in the second separation unit to separate the second amplified nucleic acid fragments by size in a second separation channel on the biochip, the second separation channel being fluidically separated from the first separation channel; and
providing said an optical detector, comprising:
(i) one light source positioned for illuminating a first detection position on said first separation channel and a second detection position on said second separation channel;
(ii) a mirror to scan said light source sequentially between detection positions;
(iii) one or a plurality of first optical elements positioned for collecting and directing light emanating from the detection positions; and
(iv) a light detector positioned to accept light directed from the one or plurality of first optical elements, wherein the light detector comprises a wavelength dispersive element selected from the group consisting of prisms, diffraction gratings, transmission gratings, holographic diffraction gratings and spectrographs, to disperse the light from the one or plurality of first optical elements according to light wavelength into at least six wavelength components over a physical space according to light wavelength to at least six detection elements or to a multi-anode photomultiplier tube, wherein each of the detection elements are in communication with a first control element for simultaneously collecting detection information from each of said detection elements or from said multi-anode photomultiplier tube, wherein said light detector detects fluorescence from at least six dyes labeled to one or more labeled nucleic acid fragments, each dye having a unique peak emission wavelength; and
detecting the separated nucleic acid fragments labeled with said at least 6 florescent dyes in each of said first and second separation channels using said optical detector.

US Pat. No. 11,110,460

INLET/OUTLET STRUCTURE OF MICROFLUIDIC CHIP AND METHOD FOR SEALING SAME

NANOBIOSYS INC., Seoul (...


1. An inlet/outlet of a microfluidic chip, comprising:a fluid inlet part including an inlet through which a fluid flows in and a first opening coupled to an upper end of the inlet and receiving a sealing material; and
a fluid outlet part including an outlet through which the fluid flows out and a second opening coupled to an upper end of the outlet and receiving a sealing material,
wherein the first opening and the second opening are adjacent.

US Pat. No. 11,110,459

ASSAY WELLS WITH HYDROGEL AS A WELL-CONTENTS SEPARATOR

Fannin Partners LLC, Hou...


1. An assay device stable for shipment comprising: a plurality of wells which are a series of openings connected with first channels in a first surface of the body of the assay device, wherein:(i) said wells house assay reagents in solution and the first channels include an air gap to separate fluids in the wells,
(ii) the wells include a gelatin hydrogel of at least 150 Bloom with a melting temperature above room temperature and a gelling temperature above 10° C., wherein when gelled, the hydrogel interfaces with air in the air gap and prevents movement of all assay reagents from the wells into the air gap, and
(iii) the wells are sealed using a plastic film covering substantially the first surface.

US Pat. No. 11,110,457

ANALYSIS UNIT FOR A TRANSPORTABLE MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION AND MOLECULE ANALYSIS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....


1. A portable microfluidic device, comprising:a cartridge including a first layer, a second layer and a body between the first layer and the second layer, the body having a first side coupled to the first layer, a second side opposite the first side coupled to the second layer and a third side between the first side and the second side having a sample inlet opening, the cartridge including:an extraction chamber in fluidic connection with the sample inlet opening, the extraction chamber defined by a first recess in the first side of the body and the first layer;
a waste chamber in fluidic connection with the extraction chamber, the waste chamber defined by the first layer, a through opening in the body and a corresponding recess in the second layer;
a collector extending along the extraction chamber and the waste chamber, the collector including an analysis chamber defined by a second recess in the first side of the body and a heating and temperature-control element coupled to the second recess, wherein the heating and temperature-control element is coupled to the first side of the body via a through opening in the first layer; and
a fluidic circuit that couples the extraction chamber, the collector and the waste chamber; and
dried assay reagents in the analysis chamber, wherein the dried assay reagents are part of an alveolar mass.


US Pat. No. 11,110,456

BEAD PACKING IN MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A method comprising:for each of a plurality of parallel microfluidic bead-packing devices:activating a first micropump to transfer active microbeads through an inlet microchannel from a bead suspension reservoir to an adsorbing channel;
packing the microbeads in the adsorbing channel; and
activating a second micropump to reverse flow through at least a portion of the inlet microchannel and to transfer a sample fluid through the inlet microchannel from a sample reservoir to the adsorbing channel such that the sample fluid interacts with the packed microbeads, the first micropump and the second micropump being integrated within the inlet microchannel;

wherein the bead suspension reservoir and the sample reservoir are shared among and connected to each of the plurality of parallel microfluidic bead-packing devices.

US Pat. No. 11,110,455

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE FOR ELECTRICALLY ACTIVATED PASSIVE CAPILLARY STOP VALVE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)


14. A method for electrically activating a passive capillary stop valve comprising:a) channelling, by capillary action, a first fluid to a first interface with an output channel;
b) arresting the flow of the first fluid at the first interface with the output channel using a first capillary stop valve;
c) arresting a second fluid at a second interface with the output channel using a second capillary stop valve;
d) arranging the first interface and the second interface relative to each other; and
e) applying an electrical potential difference between the first fluid and the second fluid thereby attracting the first and second fluids toward each other and overcoming an arresting effect of the first capillary stop valve to activate the first fluid to flow into the output channel and overcoming an arresting effect of the second capillary stop valve when the first fluid contacts the second interface thereby activating the second fluid flow into the output channel.

US Pat. No. 11,110,454

MICROFLUIDIC STRUCTURE, MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

NEXUS DX, INC., San Dieg...


1. A test device, comprising:a microfluidic device including a platform having:
an accommodating chamber configured to accommodate a fluid;
a metering chamber configured to meter the amount of the fluid;
a reaction chamber configured to have a chromatographic reaction occur therein using the fluid metered in the metering chamber and introduced therein; and
a channel connecting the accommodating chamber, the metering chamber and the reaction chamber to each other;
a rotary drive unit to rotate the platform of the microfluidic device;
a magnet module movable in a radial direction of the platform; and
a controller to control the rotary drive unit and the magnet module,
wherein the reaction chamber directly adjoins the metering chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,110,453

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A microfluidic device, comprising: a microfluidic channel; a vent chamber in fluid communication with the microfluidic channel; a capillary break between the microfluidic channel and the vent chamber, wherein the capillary break comprises a tapered portion and a narrowed opening with a smaller width than a width of the microfluidic channel; and a vent port to vent gas from the vent chamber, wherein the vent port is located a distance away from the capillary break such that a fluid in the capillary break is configured to not escape through the vent port.

US Pat. No. 11,110,452

MULTILAYER FLUIDIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THEIR FABRICATION

Illumina, Inc., San Dieg...


1. A method of making a flowcell, the method comprising:bonding a first surface of an organic solid support to a surface of a first inorganic solid support via a first bonding layer formed of a radiation-absorbing material, wherein the organic solid support includes a plurality of elongated cutouts; and
bonding a surface of a second inorganic solid support to a second surface of the organic solid support via a second bonding layer formed of the radiation-absorbing material, so as to form the flowcell;
wherein:
the formed flowcell comprises a plurality of channels defined by the surface of the first inorganic solid support, the surface of the second inorganic solid support, and walls of the elongated cutouts;
prior to bonding the first surface of the organic solid support to the surface of the first inorganic solid support, the method further comprises:coating the surface of the first inorganic solid support with (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane (APTES) to form an amino silane layer; and
reacting amino groups of the amino silane layer with N-Hydroxysuccinimidyl-4-azidosalicylic Acid (HSAB) to form a phenyl azide layer; and

wherein prior to bonding the surface of the second inorganic solid support to the second surface of the organic solid support, the method further comprises:coating the surface of the second inorganic solid support with (3-aminopropyl)-triethoxysilane (APTES) to form a second amino silane layer; and
reacting amino groups of the second amino silane layer with N-Hydroxysuccinimidyl-4-azidosalicylic Acid (HSAB) to form a second phenyl azide layer.


US Pat. No. 11,110,451

MICRO-CHANNEL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICRO-CHANNEL DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. A method for manufacturing a micro-channel device, comprising:controlling an irradiation amount of an ultraviolet ray generated by an ozone less low pressure ultraviolet lamp, wherein the ozone less low pressure ultraviolet lamp is configured to emit the ultraviolet ray without generation of ozone;
controlling an ozone concentration of an ozone atmosphere independent of the irradiation amount of the ultraviolet ray, wherein the ozone atmosphere is generated by an ozone generator;
activating a joining surface of at least one of a first substrate or an elastic film by irradiation of the joining surface with the ultraviolet ray in the ozone atmosphere, wherein the irradiation is based on the irradiation amount of the ultraviolet ray and the ozone concentration;
laminating the elastic film between the first substrate and a second substrate; and
thermally fusing at least a part of the first substrate and a part of the second substrate to at least a part of the elastic film based on the activation.

US Pat. No. 11,110,450

SAMPLE-REAGENT MIXTURE THERMAL CYCLING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


11. A method comprising:thermal cycling a sample-reagent mixture through a plurality of cycles, each cycle comprising:a controller actuating a heater to heat the sample-reagent mixture; and
dispensing a fluid onto the sample-reagent mixture using a fluid applicator as controlled by the controller, wherein the fluid has a temperature that is lower than a temperature of the sample-reagent mixture to cool the sample reagent mixture during each cycle; and
after the thermal cycling, imaging the sample-reagent mixture.


US Pat. No. 11,110,449

PROCESS FOR RECOVERY AND REGENERATION OF DEACTIVATED CATALYSTS USED IN DIALKYL CARBONATE SYNTHESIS


1. A process for recovery and regeneration of a deactivated catalyst comprising the steps of:(a) adding a reaction mixture including an alkyl carbamate, an alcohol and a rare earth metal salt including a lanthanide series element in a reactor;
(b) partially removing the reaction mixture of step (a) from a bottom of the reactor;
(c) separating the deactivated catalyst from the partially removed reaction mixture of step (b);
(d) dissolving the deactivated catalyst in acid;
(e) recovering a regenerated active catalyst from the dissolving step; and
(f) directly sending the regenerated active catalyst of step (e) to a reactor for synthesizing dialkyl carbonate.

US Pat. No. 11,110,448

METHOD FOR PREPARING GOLD NANORODS HAVING HIGH CATALYTIC ACTIVITY BY USING FEMTOSECOND LASER

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...


1. A method for preparing gold nanorods having a high catalytic activity by using a femtosecond laser, comprising:(1) preparing a gold seed solution, comprising:adding a tetrachloroauric acid solution with a molar concentration of 0.01 mol/L into a cetyltrimethylammonium bromide solution with a molar concentration of 0.1 mol/L, further adding an ice sodium borohydride solution with a molar concentration of 0.01 mol/L, followed by quickly stirring for 2 to 4 min, thereby obtaining the gold seed solution, wherein molar concentrations of tetrachloroauric acid, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and sodium borohydride in the gold seed solution are 0.3 to 0.5 mmol/L, 0.07 to 0.09 mol/L and 0.7 to 0.9 mmol/L, respectively;

(2) preparing a gold nanorod solution by a seed solution growth process, comprising:mixing the cetyltrimethylammonium bromide solution with a molar concentration of 0.1 mol/L, the tetrachloroauric acid solution with a molar concentration of 0.01 mol/L and a silver nitrate solution with a molar concentration of 0.01 mol/L under stirring, and further adding an ascorbic acid solution with a molar concentration of 0.1 mol/L, thereby obtaining a mixed solution, wherein molar concentrations of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, tetrachloroauric acid, silver nitrate and ascorbic acid in the mixed solution are 0.07 to 0.09 mol/L, 0.4 to 0.6 mmol/L, 0.06 to 0.07 mmol/L, and 0.6 to 0.9 mmol/L, respectively, and
adding the gold seed solution of step (1) in the mixed solution, followed by standing for 3 h, thereby obtaining a gold nanorod solution, wherein in the gold nanorod solution, a volume ratio of the gold seed solution to the mixed solution is 1:(143 to 250);

(3) subjecting the gold nanorod solution of step (2) to a centrifugal separation at a rotating speed of 5000 to 8000 rpm/min for 10 to 15 min to obtain the gold nanorods, and dropping the gold nanorods on a silicon substrate;
(4) building a system for preparing the gold nanorods having the high catalytic activity by using the femtosecond laser, comprising the femtosecond laser, an attenuator plate, a half-wave plate, a first mirror, a second mirror, an electronically controlled shutter, a dichroic mirror, a frequency doubling crystal, a stage, a beam splitter, a lamp and a camera, whereinthe femtosecond laser, the attenuator plate, the half-wave plate and the first mirror are arranged at one optical axis,
a femtosecond laser pulse generated by the femtosecond laser passes through the attenuator plate to adjust energy thereof and further passes through the half-wave plate to adjust a polarization direction of the laser pulse,
a propagation direction of the laser pulse is changed by the first and second mirrors, and the propagation direction of the laser pulse is further changed by the dichroic mirror after the laser pulse passes through the electronically controlled shutter,
at one side of the dichroic mirror, the frequency doubling crystal and the stage are provided, a wavelength of the laser pulse is changed by the frequency doubling crystal, and the pulse reaches the stage, on which the silicon substrate provided with the gold nanorods is placed, and
at the other side of the dichroic mirror, an observation system including the beam splitter, the lamp and the camera is provided, the lamp emits light that passes through the beam splitter, reaches the silicon substrate and is reflected back to the camera to observe preparation of the gold nanorods having the high catalytic activity;

and
(5) emitting a pulse of the femtosecond laser with a femtosecond laser fluence of 0.2 to 2.1 mJ/cm2, a femtosecond laser irradiation time of 5 to 15 min, and a femtosecond laser wavelength of 400 to 800 nm on the silicon substrate of step (3), to allow an electric field distribution of a surface of the gold nanorod on the silicon substrate to change, to partially exfoliate atoms on the surface of the gold nanorod, thereby obtaining the gold nanorods with the high catalytic activity.

US Pat. No. 11,110,445

IMMOBILIZED METALLOPORPHYRIN CATALYST AND ITS UTILIZATION IN MALEIC ACID PREPARATION

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...


1. The method of using an immobilized metalloporphyrin catalyst, comprising oxidizing furfural with the immobilized metalloporphyrin catalyst, and obtaining maleic acid; wherein furfural serves as a substrate, oxygen serves as an oxidant and immobilized metalloporphyrin catalyst serves as a catalyst for producing maleic acid; wherein a weight ratio of amount of the immobilized metalloporphyrin catalyst to furfural is 20-100 milligrams of the immobilized metalloporphyrin catalyst per 0.282 gram of furfural; wherein the immobilized metalloporphyrin catalyst is obtained after combining metalloporphyrin with a molecular sieve carrier; wherein structural formula of the metalloporphyrin is




where R is selected from H, Br, Cl, F, CH3, OCH3, SO3Na and COOCH3; and M represents for a metal element Fe, Mn, Co, Cu, Zn or Ni.

US Pat. No. 11,110,444

CHIRAL CATALYST AND HETEROGENEOUS CHIRAL CATALYST COMPRISING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...


1. A chiral catalyst, represented by formula (I):



wherein Y independently comprises hydrogen, fluorine, trifluoromethyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, CmH2m+1 or OCmH2m+1, wherein m=1-10 and n=1-10.

US Pat. No. 11,110,443

METHODS OF PREPARING A CATALYST UTILIZING HYDRATED REAGENTS

Chevron Phillips Chemical...


1. A method comprising:contacting (i) a solvent, (ii) a carboxylic acid, (iii) a titanium-containing compound, (iv) a nitrogen-containing compound, (v) a chromium-containing compound, and (vi) a silica support to form a mixture; and
spray-drying the mixture to form a pre-catalyst powder; wherein:
a weight ratio of solvent to carboxylic acid in the mixture is from about 1:1 to about 100:1;
an equivalent molar ratio of titanium-containing compound to carboxylic acid in the mixture is from about 1:1 to about 1:4;
an equivalent molar ratio of titanium-containing compound to nitrogen-containing compound in the mixture is from about 1:1 to about 1:4;
a pH of the mixture is in a range of from about 3.5 to about 4.5; and
the silica support comprises from about 0.1 wt. % to about 20 wt. % water.

US Pat. No. 11,110,440

COMPOSITE CATALYST FOR COAL DEPOLYMERIZATION AND USING METHOD THEREFOR

TAIYUAN UNIVERSITY OF TEC...


1. A composite catalyst for coal depolymerization, comprising an agent A and an agent B; wherein the agent A comprises an iron salt-containing catalyst; and the agent B comprises a metal salt-containing catalyst different from the iron salt-containing catalyst;the metal salt-containing catalyst different from the iron salt-containing catalyst is an aluminum salt-containing catalyst; and
the aluminum salt-containing catalyst is aluminum nitrate.

US Pat. No. 11,110,437

SCR CATALYST AND ITS PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATIONS

BAOTOU RESEARCH INSTITUTE...


1. A method for preparing an SCR catalyst, the method comprising:(1) placing a first aqueous solution containing a titanium oxide and a tungstate in an electric field, adjusting the pH value of the first aqueous solution, and adjusting a current direction of the electric field to obtain a first mixture;
(2) adding dropwise a second aqueous solution containing a soluble salt of one or more active components, a copper-organic polyamine complex and a dispersant to the first mixture, and adjusting the current direction to obtain a second mixture, wherein the one or more active components are selected from a group consisting of Ce, Zr, Cu, Fe, Pr and Sc; and
(3) processing the second mixture to obtain the SCR catalyst, wherein processing the second mixture comprises one or more of aging, filtering, washing, drying, or calcining;
wherein step (1) comprises:adjusting the current direction to a direction A when the pH value of the first aqueous solution is <5;
adjusting the current direction to a direction B when the pH value of the first aqueous solution ranges from 5-9; and
adjusting the current direction to the direction A when the pH value of the first aqueous solution ranges from 9-10,
wherein the direction A and the direction B are opposite

wherein in step (2):during the dropwise addition, the direction of current is adjusted to the direction A; and
after the dropwise addition, the direction of current is adjusted to the direction B.


US Pat. No. 11,110,435

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST

Cataler Corporation, Shi...


1. An exhaust gas purification catalyst for being disposed in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine and purifying exhaust gas emitted by the internal combustion engine, the catalyst comprising:a substrate;
a catalyst layer formed on the substrate and containing at least palladium (Pd) and rhodium (Rh) as a metal functioning as an oxidation and/or reduction catalyst,
a carrier that supports the metal, and
an OSC material having oxygen storage capacity,
wherein
the catalyst layer has, when disposed in the exhaust pipe, a front section positioned upstream in an exhaust gas flow direction within the exhaust pipe, and a rear section positioned downstream of the front section in the exhaust gas flow direction;
the front section contains palladium (Pd) as the metal but does not contain the OSC material; and
a proportion of the front section of the catalyst layer, at an upstream leading end in the exhaust gas flow direction, is 10% to 40% with respect to 100% of a total length of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,110,433

METAL-DOPED TIN OXIDE FOR ELECTROCATALYSIS APPLICATIONS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...


1. A metal-doped tin oxide whichhas a BET surface area of at least 30 m2/g, and
comprises a dopant which is Sb,

wherein the metal dopantis present in an amount of from 2.5 at % to 25 at %, based on the total amount of tin and metal dopant atoms, and
is in a mixed valence state containing Sb3+ atoms and Sb5+ atoms, wherein the atomic ratio of Sb5+ to Sb3+, measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, is from 5.0 to 9.0.

US Pat. No. 11,110,432

MULTI-TRANSITION METAL DOPED COPPER-COBALT SPINEL CATALYST MATERIAL FOR NOX DECOMPOSITION

Toyota Motor Engineering ...


1. A catalyst for direct NOx decomposition from an exhaust gas stream, the catalyst comprising a zinc doped copper-cobalt spinel material having the formula: ZnaCubCo3-a-bO4, wherein 0.01?a?0.4, and 0.01?b?1.5.

US Pat. No. 11,110,429

METHOD FOR REMOVING POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS FROM WATER USING BALL MILLED AND SONICATED OIL FLY ASH POWDER

King Abdulaziz University...


1. A method of treating water polluted with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, comprising:contacting the water with a ball milled and sonicated oil fly ash powder to adsorb the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons onto the ball milled and sonicated oil fly ash powder;
wherein the ball milled and sonicated oil fly ash powder is immobilized inside a cartridge filter and the water is passed through the cartridge filter,
wherein the ball milled and sonicated oil fly ash powder has an average particle size of less than 1 ?m and a BET surface area of 20-24 m2/g, and
wherein the contacting removes at least 70% of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from the water relative to an initial concentration.

US Pat. No. 11,110,428

HYDRODEARYLATION REACTOR

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...


1. A method of processing alkyl-bridged multi-aromatic compounds, comprising:providing a feed comprising an alkyl-bridged multi-aromatic compound to a coiled tubular reactor, the alkyl-bridged multi-aromatic compound comprising a first aromatic ring coupled via an alkyl bridge to a second aromatic ring, wherein the alkyl bridge comprises at least two carbons;
heating the coiled tubular reactor; and
cleaving the alkyl bridge in the coiled tubular reactor to separate the alkyl-bridged multi-aromatic compound into a first aromatic compound comprising the first aromatic ring and a second aromatic compound comprising the second aromatic ring.

US Pat. No. 11,110,427

POLYLACTIC ACID POLYMERIZATION REACTION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

COFCO (JILIN) BIO-CHEMICA...


1. A polylactic acid polymerization reaction apparatus, comprising a polymerization reactor (10) and an agitating assembly (20) arranged in a flow channel of the polymerization reactor (10), wherein the agitating assembly (20) comprises an electromagnetic winding mechanism and a magnetic induction element (21), the electromagnetic winding mechanism is arranged along the inner wall of the polymerization reactor (10) around the magnetic induction element (21), with clearance formed between the electromagnetic winding mechanism and the magnetic induction element (21), so that the magnetic induction element (21) and the electromagnetic winding mechanism are able to induce electromagnetic induction, and thereby the magnetic induction element (21) is rotatable around its own axis; a threaded groove is formed on the magnetic induction element (21),the polylactic acid polymerization reaction apparatus further comprises a circulation pipe (31) and a static mixer (32) and a circulation pump (33) that are arranged on the circulation pipe (31), wherein two ends of the circulation pipe (31) are respectively in fluid communication with the portions of the polymerization reactor (10) at the two sides of the agitating assembly (20).

US Pat. No. 11,110,426

MICROREACTOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

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


1. A method of fabricating a microreactor, the method comprising:forming, by an additive manufacturing technique, a network of hollow microchannel conduits from a corrosion-resistant material; and
thereafter, surrounding the network of microchannel conduits with a matrix material having a thermal conductivity larger than a thermal conductivity of the corrosion-resistant material.

US Pat. No. 11,110,425

GAS DISTRIBUTION PLATE FOR THERMAL DEPOSITION

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...


1. A gas distribution plate comprising: a faceplate having a front surface and a back surface defining a thickness and a plurality of apertures extending through the thickness; and a backing plate having a front surface and a back surface defining a thickness, the front surface in contact with the back surface of the faceplate, the front surface of the backing plate including a concave portion to form a plenum bounded by the concave portion and the back surface of the faceplate, and a plurality of thermal elements extending from the concave portion and contacting the back surface of the faceplate.

US Pat. No. 11,110,424

REFORMER BOX WITH REFORMER TUNNEL INCLUDING TUNNEL PORT

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...


1. A top-fired reformer box, comprising:a burner row;
a tube row;
a reformer tunnel including a closed end, an open end, and a plurality of tunnel ports formed along a side wall of the reformer tunnel, the plurality of tunnel ports located along the side of the tunnel and a first row of tunnel ports on a roof of the reformer tunnel wherein the plurality of tunnel ports gradually decrease in size from the closed end of the reformer tunnel to the open end of the reformer tunnel; and
a flow resistor positioned in at least one tunnel port applying a flow resistance for flue gas entering the reformer tunnel via the at least one tunnel port such that uniform flow is achieved within the reformer tunnel.

US Pat. No. 11,110,423

HEAT DISSIPATING DILUENT IN FIXED BED REACTORS

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...


14. A method of oxidative dehydrogenation, comprising:providing a mixed feed of C2-4 hydrocarbons and oxygen at a volume ratio of the C2-4 hydrocarbons to oxygen in a range of 70:30 to 95:5 to a fixed bed reactor comprising a fixed bed of catalyst that incorporates inert non catalytic heat dissipative particles into the fixed bed of catalyst, wherein the inert non catalytic heat dissipative particles comprise at least one of silver, copper, gold, molybdenum, or tungsten, and wherein the catalyst comprises mixed metal oxide catalyst comprising the empirical formula:VxMoyNbzTemMenOp


wherein Me is a metal selected from Ta, Ti, W, Hf, Zr, Sb and mixtures thereof; x is from 0.1 to 3 provided that when Me is absent x is greater than 0.5; y is from 0.5 to 1.5; z is from 0.001 to 3; m is from 0.001 to 5; n is from 0 to 2; and p is a number to satisfy the valence state of the mixed metal oxide catalyst;conducting oxidative dehydrogenation in the fixed bed reactor at a temperature less than 420° C., a gas hourly space velocity not less than 280 hr?1, and a pressure in a range of 80 kilopascals (kPa) to 1000 kPa in the presence of the fixed bed of catalyst, wherein the inert non catalytic heat dissipative particles comprise a particle size in a range of 0.5 millimeters (mm) to 75 mm, a melting point at least 30° C. above a temperature upper control limit of the oxidative dehydrogenation, and a thermal conductivity greater than 30 watts/meter Kelvin (W/mK) within reaction temperature control limits; and
transferring heat from an interior of the fixed bed of catalyst via the inert non catalytic heat dissipative particles to a wall of the fixed bed reactor to increase cooling homogeneity in the fixed bed of catalyst to reduce hot spots in the fixed bed of catalyst.

US Pat. No. 11,110,422

ANNULAR CATALYST CARRIER CONTAINER FOR USE IN A TUBULAR REACTOR

Johnson Matthey Davy Tech...


1. A catalyst carrier for insertion in a reactor tube of a tubular reactor, said catalyst carrier comprising:a container for holding a monolith catalyst in use, said container having a bottom surface closing the container, and a top surface;
a carrier outer wall extending from the bottom surface to the top surface;
a seal extending from the container by a distance which extends beyond the carrier outer wall;
said carrier outer wall having apertures located below the seal.

US Pat. No. 11,110,421

PROCESSING QUARANTINED MATERIALS

The Crucible Group IP Pty...


1. A method for converting a feed material to a plurality of products in a continuous converter including a reaction chamber, an inlet for supplying the feed material to an upstream end of the reaction chamber, an assembly for moving the feed material through the reaction chamber from the upstream end towards a downstream end of the reaction chamber, and a plurality of outlets for discharging the products from the reaction chamber, the method including the steps of:(a) supplying the feed material to the upstream end of the reaction chamber via the inlet, the feed material comprising quarantined materials and biomass, the quarantined materials comprising between 25 wt % and 50 wt % of the total mass of the quarantined materials and the biomass;
(b) moving the feed material through the reaction chamber from the upstream end to the downstream end and exposing the feed material within the reaction chamber to a time-temperature profile such that the feed material is heated from 200° C. to 600° C. over a period of 5-20 minutes which destroys biosecurity hazards in the feed material and dries and pyrolyses organic material in the feed material and releases water vapour and a volatile products gas phase from the feed material as the feed material moves through the reaction chamber;
(c) moving the water vapour and the volatile products gas phase produced in step (b) through the reaction chamber in a direction counter to that of the feed material so that at least a part of the water vapour and condensable components of the volatile products gas phase condense in cooler upstream sections of the reaction chamber and form liquid water and liquid oil, at least the liquid oil being carried forward in the reaction chamber by the feed material to higher temperature regions of the reaction chamber and being progressively volatilised and cracked to a non-condensable gas;
(d) discharging from the reaction chamber (i) a gas product via a gas product outlet and (ii) a dried and pyrolysed solid carbon-containing product from a solid product outlet; and
(e) condensing water vapour from the gas product outside the chamber and forming a liquid water product.

US Pat. No. 11,110,420

FLUIDIZED BED SYSTEM


1. A fluidized bed installation (1) comprising(i) a plurality of granulation units (2) for the production of pharmaceutical granules, wherein each granulation unit (2) comprises:a fluidized bed tank (3),
an inlet (4) and an outlet (5) on the fluidized bed tank (3), the inlet (4) configured to deliver a pulverulent solid to the fluidized bed tank (3) and the outlet (5) configured to remove a finished product from the fluidized bed tank (3),
a fluid inflow (6) and a fluid outflow (7) on the fluidized bed tank (3), the fluid inflow (6) configured to deliver a working fluid to fluidized bed tank (3) and the fluid outflow (7) configured to remove the working fluid from the fluidized bed tank (3), and
at least one spray nozzle (8) for spraying a processing substance into the fluidized bed tank (3),

(ii) an inlet line (19) configured to deliver the pulverulent solid to the granulation units (2),
(iii) an outlet line (10) configured to remove the finished product from the granulation units (2), and
(iv) a control unit (12) configured to adjust process conditions within each granulation unit (2),
wherein the inlets (4) of all of the plurality of granulation units (2) are connected in parallel to the inlet line (19), and
wherein the outlets (5) of all of the plurality of granulation units (2) are connected in parallel to the outlet line (10).

US Pat. No. 11,110,419

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING POLYMERIC CAPSULES FOR WATER SOFTENING

Haier US Appliance Soluti...


1. A method for synthesizing polymeric capsules for water softening, the method comprising:preparing a polymeric solution comprising polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and dimethyl formamide (DMF) in a hopper;
regulating a valve to selectively provide a flow of polymeric solution into an auger assembly;
extruding the polymeric solution through a discharge nozzle to form the polymeric capsules;
submerging the polymeric capsules in a gelation bath; and
treating the polymeric capsules in an amine solution comprising trimethylamine solution to remove calcium and magnesium from the polymeric capsules.

US Pat. No. 11,110,418

INTERNAL SHIELD SYSTEM FOR FLUIDS AND SOLIDS PROCESSING DEVICES AND USES THEREOF

KIINNS FOODTECH LTD., Kf...


1. A device for processing of liquids and/or solids having a working surface and at least one moving element configured to operate adjacently to said working surface, and comprising a disposable layer adapted to shield said working surface from coming into direct/unmediated contact with the processed liquids and/or solids and the at least one moving element, and apparatus configured to apply a negative pressure in a gap between said disposable layer and said working surface at least during the entire operation of the at least one moving element, so as to cause said disposable layer to removably adhere to said working surface; the moveable element is configured to operate so adjacently to said working surface such that it would cause the disposable layer to be detached from the working surface during the operation thereof if no negative pressure were applied.

US Pat. No. 11,110,417

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GRANULATING A POWDER OR A POWDER MIXTURE


1. A device for granulating a powder to be granulated or a powder mixture to be granulated, comprising:at least one working vessel in which the powder to be granulated or the powder mixture to be granulated is provided,
at least one mixer for mixing the powder to be granulated or the powder mixture to be granulated,
at least one dosing device for granulating liquid, and
at least one drive unit comprising a rotational speed range for providing a drive torque required for the mixer, wherein, the drive unit provides a uniformly high drive torque over its entire rotational speed range.

US Pat. No. 11,110,416

DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING MICROBIAL GROWTH FROM A SEMI-SOLID SURFACE

BECTON, DICKINSON AND COM...


1. An automated method for collecting a biological sample from a semi-solid surface comprising:providing a robotic pipettor adapted to receive a pipette tip,
lowering the pipette tip until it contacts the semi-solid surface on which a colony of interest is disposed such that the pipette tip is in contact with the colony of interest, advancing the pipette tip further until the pipette tip is in contact with the semi-solid surface supporting the colony of interest thereby forming a seal with the semi-solid surface;
collecting, using air assist, a portion of the biological sample;
retracting the pipette tip from contact with the semi-solid surface and the colony of interest;
placing the pipette tip in contact with a fluid disposed in a vessel;
dispensing, using air assist, a portion of the contents from the pipette tip into solution and then drawing at least a portion of the biological sample back into the pipette tip thereby introducing shear force onto a portion of the biological sample collected by the pipette tip; and
dispensing, using air assist, at least a portion of the biological sample from the pipette tip into the solution.

US Pat. No. 11,110,415

POLYMER SURFACE WITH T-SHAPED MICROSTRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREFOR AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF...


1. A polymer surface comprising a T-shaped microstructure, wherein the T-shaped microstructure comprises T-shaped microposts arranged on the polymer surface an upper portion of the T-shaped microposts comprises micronails and nanobulges arranged on top surfaces of micronails of the T-shaped microposts; wherein the micronails have cross-sectional dimensions of 20-80 ?m and heights of 20-80 ?m, and the nanobulges have cross-sectional dimensions of 10-900 nm.

US Pat. No. 11,110,414

BUBBLE GENERATION DEVICE, TUBULAR MEMBER, BUBBLE GENERATION METHOD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BUBBLE GENERATION DEVICE

Kagoshima University, Ka...


1. A bubble generation device comprising:a tubular member with an interior through which a liquid containing a gas component passes; and
a pump that pressure-feeds the liquid into the tubular member,
wherein
a drawer in which a path through which the liquid passes is narrower than a front and a rear thereof in a flow direction of the liquid is disposed on an inside of the tubular member,
the drawer has a rectangular cross section orthogonal to the flow direction,
the gas component contained in the liquid is dissolved in the liquid by pressure-feeding the liquid to the drawer, and bubbles are then evolved due to a decrease in pressure in the drawer,
a negative pressure that is lower than atmospheric pressure is generated in the drawer to generate bubble nuclei,
turbulent flow is generated in the liquid in the drawer to crush bubbles in the liquid by shearing force thereof, and
bubbles are crushed by a shock wave caused by transonic flow occurring in the liquid that has exited from the drawer.

US Pat. No. 11,110,413

MECHANICAL SYSTEM THAT FLUIDIZES, MIXES, COATS, DRIES, COMBINES, CHEMICALLY REACTS, AND SEGREGATES MATERIALS

Resodyn Corporation, But...


1. A system for mixing a plurality of materials, comprising:a mixing vessel configured for holding a first material therein;
a vibratory mixer configured to oscillate at a range of about 50 Hz to about 70 Hz with a displacement amplitude of about 0.02 inches to about 0.5 inches, thereby generating a fluidized bed of the first material in the mixing vessel at a location, the vibratory mixer including a payload plate having a plane and configured to oscillate an entirety of the mixing vessel in a substantially linear direction perpendicular to the plane of the payload plate; and
at least one spray nozzle configured for introducing a second material into the mixing vessel at the location.

US Pat. No. 11,110,412

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LINEAR AND ROTATIONAL CONTAINER AGITATION

Instrumentation Laborator...


1. An apparatus for agitating a carrier, the apparatus comprising:the carrier;
a cage structure configured to constrain linear travel of the carrier to a path parallel to a central axis of the cage structure, wherein the carrier is at least partially inserted in the cage structure, and wherein the cage structure includes an internal helical track;
the carrier comprising a circumferential outer surface, the circumferential outer surface comprising one or more track follower members extending from the circumferential outer surface, wherein the one or more track follower members extend into the internal helical track and are configured to travel within the internal helical track when the carrier is displaced linearly with respect to the cage structure;
a return member installed between a bottom surface of the carrier and a distal surface of the apparatus, wherein the return member is configured to be compressed when the carrier is moved toward the distal surface in response to a linear actuating force, and wherein the return member applies a return force to the carrier which causes the carrier to be displaced away from the distal surface when the linear actuating force is removed or relaxed; and
a linear actuator member engaged against a surface of the carrier and configured to periodically apply the linear actuating force to move the carrier toward the distal surface of the apparatus;
wherein the linear actuator member comprises a bearing member configured to apply the linear actuating force to the surface of the carrier while also allowing angular displacement of the carrier relative to the cage structure.

US Pat. No. 11,110,411

SOLID-GAS-LIQUID (SGL) REACTOR FOR LEACHING POLYMETAL MINERALS AND/OR CONCENTRATES BASED ON LEAD, COPPER, ZINC, IRON AND/OR THE MIXTURES THEREOF

PENOLES TECNOLOGIA S.A. D...


1. A reactor for leaching polymetal minerals and lead, copper, zinc, iron base concentrates and/or their mixtures, in a solid-gas-liquid, three-phase suspension system (SGL), comprising:a. a cylindrical vertical container with an upper torispherical head and a lower torispherical head, the cylindrical vertical container having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a bottom;
b. a stirring system coupled to the upper torispherical head of the cylindrical vertical container, formed by:i. an electric motor,
ii. a torque transmitter,
iii. a mechanical seal,
iv. a rotating shaft axially extending through the upper torispherical head into the cylindrical vertical container and being coupled to
a guide that is fixed to the lower torispherical head to prevent eccentric movement, and
v. a first stirring impeller having a first stirring impeller diameter and a second stirring impeller having a second stirring impeller diameter, the first and second stirring impellers being coupled to the rotating shaft; and

c. a system of coils for heat exchange, arranged over the outer and/or inner surface of the cylindrical vertical container;
wherein:i. the cylindrical vertical container comprises a total volume and a useful volume, the useful volume of the vertical container being between 65% and 80% of the total volume; wherein the remaining volume of between 20% and 35% of the total volume forms a gas chamber above the useful volume of the cylindrical vertical container;
ii. the cylindrical vertical container comprises a reactor diameter and a useful volume height, wherein a ratio between the reactor diameter and the useful volume height is of 0.97 to 1.03;
iii. said cylindrical vertical container comprises on its inner surface, a deflector arrangement comprising deflectors being equidistantly distributed in the inner surface of the cylindrical vertical container;
iv. the first and second stirring impellers are each of a different impeller type; wherein, when a suspension container and thereby provides a suspension level, the first stirring impeller is located in the shaft just below the suspension level and the second stirring impeller is located in the shaft lower part at a height from reactor bottom of ? of the second stirring impeller diameter.


US Pat. No. 11,110,410

STIRRING ELEMENT AND AGITATOR

VISCO JET RUHRSYSTEME GMB...


1. A stirrer for mixing and/or homogenizing or suspending flowable media, comprising two or more stirring elements,characterized in each of the stirring elements is mounted to a driveable rotary shaft by a support arm and rotates together with the drivable rotary shaft, each of the stirring elements being spherically configured as a round body, and comprising a closed outer surface and being arranged at the same angular distance to one another and in a common radial plane further comprising a hub, each stirring element is connected to the hub via one of the support arms, the hub connecting the support arms to the drivable shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,110,409

PRODUCING PARTICLE DISPERSIONS

Hockmeyer Equipment Corp....


7. An improvement for processing particle-carrying feedstock to produce a supply of mixed feedstock from which air entrained within the particle-carrying feedstock has been removed, the improvement comprising:a mixing chamber extending between a lower bottom and an upper top and having a chamber wall providing the mixing chamber with a limited volume;
a rotor-stator mixing mechanism placed within the limited volume of the mixing chamber for mixing the particle-carrying feedstock, the rotor-stator mixing mechanism being located intermediate and spaced from the lower bottom and the upper top of the mixing chamber, the rotor-stator mixing mechanism having a shroud and an impeller arranged for rotation within the shroud during a mixing operation;
the shroud having an inner peripheral surface juxtaposed with the impeller, and a plurality of openings extending through the shroud outwardly from the inner peripheral surface to the mixing chamber for passing mixed particle-carrying feedstock through the shroud, from the impeller into the mixing chamber;
the chamber wall having a wall portion surrounding and in close juxtaposition with the outer peripheral surface of the shroud;
an inlet passage in communication with the impeller for delivering the particle-carrying feedstock to the impeller for passage through the openings extending through the shroud, whereby mixed feedstock is delivered from the shroud to the limited volume of the mixing chamber;
a pumping mechanism communicating with the mixing chamber for establishing a negative pressure within the limited volume of the mixing chamber during the mixing operation, whereby air entrained within the mixed feedstock in the mixing chamber is expanded for separation from the mixed feedstock;
an outlet conduit communicating with the mixing chamber adjacent the upper top of the mixing chamber at a level elevated with respect to the limited volume, for facilitating carrying expanded air separated from the mixed feedstock out of the mixing chamber while delivering mixed feedstock from the mixing chamber; and wherein
openings of the plurality of openings that extend through the shroud are configured in the shape of a letter H and are intermingled with one-another within the shroud.

US Pat. No. 11,110,408

MIXER


1. A mixer for an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine, the mixer comprising:a plate-shaped mixer body with an incoming flow side to be arranged oriented in an upstream direction in relation to an exhaust gas flow directed in an exhaust gas principal flow direction, and with an outflow side to be arranged oriented in a downstream direction in relation to the exhaust gas flow;
a first exhaust gas flow-through opening in the mixer body, wherein the first exhaust gas flow-through opening is configured so as to be elongated in a direction of a first exhaust gas flow-through opening longitudinal axis extending essentially at right angles to the exhaust gas principal flow direction;
a reactant-receiving body carried on the mixer body in an area of the first exhaust gas flow-through opening, wherein the reactant-receiving body defines a reactant-receiving body flow-through duct, through which exhaust gas can flow, and wherein the reactant-receiving body has a V-shaped reactant-receiving area tapering in a direction of the first exhaust gas flow-through opening longitudinal axis; and
a plurality of second exhaust gas flow-through openings in the mixer body, wherein the second exhaust gas flow-through openings are arranged surrounding the first exhaust gas flow-through opening in the mixer body;
wherein, in association with at least one second exhaust gas flow-through opening, the mixer body comprises a bulge, which protrudes on the outflow side and is open on a side facing the first exhaust gas flow-through opening.

US Pat. No. 11,110,407

APPARATUS FOR DISSOLVING GAS INTO A LIQUID

OXY SOLUTIONS AS, Oslo (...


1. An apparatus for dissolving a gas into a liquid, the apparatus comprising:a liquid inlet for supplying the liquid into the apparatus;
a liquid inlet pump in fluid communication with and upstream of the liquid inlet, wherein the liquid inlet pump is arranged to pump the liquid through the apparatus and deliver a flow rate of between 0.01 mL/min and 100 L/min;
a gas inlet for injecting gas into the liquid within the apparatus, the gas inlet being in fluid communication with, and downstream of, the liquid inlet;
a diffusion chamber in fluid connection with, and downstream of, the gas inlet, arranged such that the gas is injected through the gas inlet into the diffusion chamber, wherein the diffusion chamber is configured to promote break-up of the gas into a plurality of gas bubbles;wherein the diffusion chamber comprises a diffusion chamber inlet in fluid communication with and downstream of the liquid inlet, and a diffusion chamber outlet;
wherein the diffusion chamber inlet and diffusion chamber outlet extend along an axis perpendicular to the gas inlet;
wherein the diffusion chamber has a circular cross-section in a plane that is perpendicular to the gas inlet and that is parallel to the axis of the diffusion chamber inlet and diffusion chamber outlet;

a venturi in fluid communication with, and downstream of, the diffusion chamber outlet, wherein the venturi is configured to dissolve the gas into the liquid passing through the venturi; and
an outlet for the liquid and dissolved gas in fluid communication with, and downstream of, the venturi, the outlet for the liquid and dissolved gas being configured to supply the liquid and dissolved gas to a downstream consuming device;
wherein at least part of the liquid inlet, at least part of the gas inlet, at least part of the venturi, and at least part of the outlet are integrally formed as a unitary piece of material.

US Pat. No. 11,110,406

DOSING AND MIXING ARRANGEMENT FOR USE IN EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...


1. A dosing and mixing arrangement comprising:a main body extending along a length between first and second opposite ends of the main body, the main body defining a longitudinal axis extending between the first and second ends, the main body also defining an interior accessible through an inlet;
an outlet pipe extending through the main body at a location adjacent the second end of the main body, the outlet pipe extending in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis of the main body;
a mixing region disposed within the interior of the main body, the mixing region including a perforated conduit that extends transverse to the longitudinal axis of the main body, the perforated conduit defining multiple openings disposed along a circumference of the perforated conduit, the mixing region also including a flow path extending around the perforated conduit and leading into the perforated conduit through the multiple openings; and
a baffle arrangement disposed within the interior of the main body, the baffle arrangement defining a first entrance to the flow path, the baffle arrangement also defining a second entrance to the flow path, the second entrance being spaced along the flow path from the first entrance.

US Pat. No. 11,110,405

ADSORPTION-ENHANCED AND PLASTICIZATION RESISTANT COMPOSITE MEMBRANES

The Regents of the Univer...


1. A composite membrane comprising a plurality of nanocrystalline metal organic framework (MOF) nanoparticles having an average particle size of less than about 200 nanometers dispersed within a polymer material, wherein the composite membrane maintains high selectivity for a component gas in the presence a mixture of gases when compared to the pure polymer material not having the MOF, wherein the mixture of gases contains the component gas and at least one plasticizing gas, wherein the MOF comprises one or more cores comprising one or more linking moieties obtained from:



wherein,R1-R2 are independently selected from the group comprising H, D, optionally substituted FG, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted heteroalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted heteroalkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted heteroalkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heterocycle, and optionally substituted mixed ring system, and
wherein the one or more cores comprise CO2+ and/or Ni2+.


US Pat. No. 11,110,403

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEPARATION MEMBRANE USING MFI-TYPE ZEOLITE (SILICALITE)

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...


1. A method for producing a separation membrane which includes a porous support and a silicalite membrane that is formed on the support and has an MFI-type zeolite crystal structure, the method comprising:a step of producing a seed crystal;
a step of attaching the seed crystal onto the porous support;
a step of producing a membrane synthesis raw material composition containing SiO2, an organic template containing a hydroxy group, and H2O; and
a step of immersing the porous support having the seed crystal attached thereto in the membrane synthesis raw material composition and performing hydrothermal synthesis,
wherein the composition ratio of the membrane synthesis raw material composition is as follows: SiO2:organic template:H2O=1:(0.05 to 0.15):(50 to 120),
wherein a main component of the porous support is alumina;
wherein one end portion or both end portions in the longitudinal direction of the porous support is adhered to a dense ceramic material by a bonding agent, the ceramic material containing alumina in an amount of 50 wt % or more; and
wherein the bonding agent is composed of a ceramix oxide, the ceramic oxide containing, as essential components, (i) 17 to 48 wt % of SiO2, (ii) 2 to 8 wt % of Al2O3, (iii) 24 to 60 wt % of BaO, and (iv) 0.5 to 5 wt % of ZnO, an amount of the essential components with respect to a total weight of the ceramic oxide being from 80 to 84.5 wt %, the ceramic oxide also containing at least one of La2O3, CaO, or SrO, an amount of the at least one of La2O3, CaO, or SrO with respect to the total weight of the ceramic oxide being from 11.7 to 15.8 wt %.

US Pat. No. 11,110,402

POROUS HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING POROUS HOLLOW FIBER MEMBRANE AND FILTRATION METHOD

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIK KASH...


1. A method for producing a porous hollow fiber membrane, comprising the steps of:mixing and melt-kneading a thermoplastic resin, a non-solvent that does not uniformly dissolve the thermoplastic resin of one-quarter mass at a boiling point or 250° C., whichever is lower, and an inorganic compound to produce a kneaded product; and
discharging the kneaded product.

US Pat. No. 11,110,401

METHOD FOR HYDROPHILIZING POROUS MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ION-EXCHANGE MEMBRANE USING SAME

W-SCOPE KOREA CO., LTD., ...


1. A method of hydrophilizing a porous membrane, comprising treating a porous membrane with plasma in the presence of a mixed gas containing sulfur dioxide (SO2) at 60 to 80 vol % and oxygen (O2) at 20 to 40 vol %.