US Pat. No. 10,710,412

WHEEL

1. A wheel comprising:a hub including a central opening, a radially inner wall disposed at a distance from said central opening and a radially outer wall disposed at a distance from said radially inner wall, said hub having a space defined between said radially inner wall and said radially outer wall;
a ring engaged to said hub and enclosing the space, said ring including a plurality of flanges disposed in said space between said radially inner wall and said radially outer wall, each of said flanges separated from another of said flanges by a gap; and
an exterior cover surrounding at least part of said hub and said ring.

US Pat. No. 10,710,411

TENSION-BASED NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE

Bridgestone Americas Tire...

7. A non-pneumatic tire comprising:an inner ring having an axis of rotation;
a deformable outer ring;
a web extending between the inner ring and the deformable outer ring, wherein the web defines a plurality of openings; and
a pair of sidewalls disposed at opposite ends of the non-pneumatic tire, the sidewalls defining an exterior surface of the non-pneumatic tire and covering the web to close the openings at a respective end of the non-pneumatic tire, each of the sidewalls extending radially from the inner ring to the outer ring.

US Pat. No. 10,710,406

ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE AXLE INCLUDING A DIFFERENTIAL

1. An assembly designed to be mounted at an end portion of an axle of a vehicle, the axle comprising a differential carrier housing which contains a differential, two drive shafts and two wheel hubs, wherein each drive shaft has one end connected to the differential and a second end configured to be connected to at least one wheel of the vehicle via a wheel hub, the assembly comprising:a cover configured to be mounted at the end portion of the axle;
a stop fastened to the cover so as to face one end face of one drive shaft of the two drive shafts in a mounted position, the stop configured to be elastically compressible in the axial direction between:
the cover and an end of the drive shaft; or
between the cover and an intermediate piece in the axle, the intermediate piece connected to an end of the drive shaft and axially located between said one end face of the one drive shaft and said stop;wherein the stop comprises:a first part having a first cross-section S1, the first part being configured to absorb in compression axial movements of the one drive shaft; and
a second part having a second cross-section S2 smaller than the first cross-section S1, the second part configured to provide a substantially point contact with the one end face of the one drive shaft or the intermediate piece.

US Pat. No. 10,710,405

TELESCOPING AXLE INSERT WITH CONTOURED INNER END FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT APPLICATOR

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A telescoping axle arrangement for an agricultural applicator having a frame supported above a ground surface by a ground engaging wheel operatively connected to the frame by the telescoping axle arrangement, the telescoping axle arrangement having:first and second slidingly engaging axle elements adapted for operative connection between the frame and the wheel, for sliding extension and retraction along a longitudinal axis of the axle;
the first axle element having a tubular portion and the second axle element being configured for sliding engagement within the tubular portion of the first axle element with the second axle element having an inner end thereof adapted for insertion into the first axle element;
the tubular portion of the first axle element defining a generally tubular cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the axle, and also having an obstruction extending into the interior of the tubular cross section and limiting insertion of the inner end of the second axle element into the first axle element along the longitudinal axis of the axle;
the obstruction and inner end of the second axle element being contoured such that the inner end of the second axle element extends at least partly past the obstruction in the first axle element when the second axle element is inserted at a maximum allowed depth into the first axle element.

US Pat. No. 10,710,403

WORK AID FOR A HAIRDRESSER

Efalock Professional Tool...

1. A work aid for a hairdresser, comprising a mobile frame on which a seat surface or at least one storage surface is arranged, wherein the mobile frame comprises at least one castor being arranged rotatably in a fork head, the at least one castor being arranged on an axle that is arranged insertably with a first end portion on a first fork-shaped receptacle on the fork head and with a second end portion on a second fork-shaped receptacle on the fork head, wherein the first fork-shaped receptacle and the second fork-shaped receptacle grip around the axle on the respective first end portion and the second end portion by more than half the circumference of the axle, and wherein the first fork-shaped receptacle and the second fork-shaped receptacle each comprises two receiving projections which are formed resiliently in sections.

US Pat. No. 10,710,402

ROBOTIC WHEEL GRIPPER WITH A TPM SENSOR

International Wheel and T...

1. A robotic wheel gripper unit configured for gripping and transporting a wheel to a predetermined position; comprising:a selectively moveable arm; and
a gripper tool that is connected to a first end of the moveable arm;
wherein the gripper tool further comprises a plurality of gripper fingers carried on platforms and configured for selectively engaging a portion of a wheel; and wherein the gripper tool further comprises at least one sensor mounted to at least one of the platforms and configured to detect a location of a predetermined element on the wheel, wherein the sensor is configured to locate a tire pressure monitor system valve stem on the wheel and further wherein the sensor is operatively connected to a controller that records the position of the tire pressure monitor system valve stem with respect to a fixed position such that the gripper tool may position the wheel on an assembly conveyor in a predetermined position to locate the tire pressure monitor system valve stem at a predetermined orientation during an assembly operation with a tire.

US Pat. No. 10,710,401

WHEEL APPARATUS FOR USE WITH VEHICLES

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a wheel for a vehicle, the wheel having a groove disposed on an annular wall adjacent a drop well, the groove extending radially away from the drop well; and
a rigid ring positioned in the groove, the ring to bear stress imparted by a tire coupled to the wheel, the ring defining a first surface to receive a portion of the tire, the ring further defining a curved surface extending from the first surface toward a second surface of the drop well to engage a tire bead of the tire.

US Pat. No. 10,710,399

VEHICLE WHEEL HAVING A CONNECTION BETWEEN A WHEEL RIM AND A WHEEL DISC AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPO...

1. A method for the production of a vehicle wheel, the wheel including a wheel rim and a wheel disc configured to be connected to an inner side of the wheel rim, comprising:guiding a connecting element through a through-hole formed in a tire seat area of the wheel rim into a corresponding opening formed in the wheel disc,
connecting the wheel disc to the wheel rim with the connecting element, and
finishing, after said connecting, a portion of the connecting element that projects beyond a contour of the tire seat on an outer side of the rim such that a contour of the connecting element is adapted to match the contour of the tire seat on the outer side of the rim.

US Pat. No. 10,710,398

BICYCLE WHEEL HUB, A BICYCLE WHEEL, A BICYCLE, A METHOD OF MAKING A BICYCLE WHEEL AND A METHOD OF MAKING A BICYCLE

XTREME CARBON PTY LTD, C...

1. A method for making a bicycle wheel, the method comprising the steps of:selecting a plurality of values for a plurality of parameters for the bicycle wheel;
selecting another plurality of values for another plurality of parameters for the bicycle wheel using a pre-stressed cable strand model of the bicycle wheel; and
assembling a plurality of bicycle wheel components in accordance with the plurality of values for the plurality of parameters and the other plurality of values for the other plurality of parameters
wherein the bicycle wheel comprises:
a bicycle wheel hub, a rim, a first plurality of spokes attached the bicycle wheel hub and the rim and a second plurality of spokes attached to the bicycle wheel hub and the rim, wherein, the first plurality of spokes and the second plurality of spokes are on opposite sides of the bicycle wheel hub, and an angle between the first plurality of spokes and the second plurality of spokes is no more than 7 degrees;
wherein a radial force component of each of the first plurality of spokes and the second plurality of spokes acting on the hub is greater than 5 times that of a lateral force component of each of the first plurality of spokes and the second plurality of spokes acting on the hub shell.

US Pat. No. 10,710,397

LINE DRAWING TOOL

TJM DESIGN CORPORATION, ...

1. A line drawing tool comprising:a body;
a reel that is rotatably provided in the body and that includes flanges on two ends of a thread winding shaft;
a thread that is wound around the thread winding shaft and that is drawn out to outside of the body with powder that is enclosed in the body being adhered to the thread; and
a clearance that is formed between the flanges of the reel and the body, the clearance being provided to allow the powder that accumulates between the body and the flanges to escape, wherein
a width of the clearance in an axial direction between the body and each flange increases from an axial center of the thread winding shaft towards an outside diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,710,396

POCKET SHEET PROTECTOR AND BOOKLET THEREOF

LIHIT LAB., INC., Osaka-...

1. A pocket sheet protector comprising:a main body portion formed by overlapping a rectangular first sheet and a rectangular second sheet, and having a top side, a first side, a second side, and a bottom side;
a first welding line formed to extend in parallel with the second side in a vicinity of the second side, and configured to divide the main body portion into an accommodating section on the first side, and a binding margin on the second side by welding the first sheet and the second sheet;
a second welding line configured to seal the bottom side;
a first notched portion in which a corner where the first side and the bottom side intersect is cut out;
a second notched portion in which a corner where the second side and the bottom side intersect is cut out; and
hinge lines formed respectively in the vicinity of the first side, in the vicinity of the first welding line, and in the vicinity of the second welding line of the main body portion;
wherein the second notched portion extends closer to the accommodating section than the first welding line, and cuts out a lower end of the first welding line and an end of the second welding line;
said hinge lines are formed by linear slits in the first sheet and the second sheet;
one of said hinge lines extends parallel to the bottom side along the bottom side from an upper end of the second notched portion; and
said hinge lines facilitate the deformation of the first sheet and the second sheet when an accommodated object is inserted into the accommodating section, and facilitate the insertion of the accommodated object.

US Pat. No. 10,710,395

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ITEM AUTHENTICATION AND CUSTOMIZATION

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERV...

1. A method of making an authenticatable label, comprising:providing a substrate with a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
applying a printing to the first side of a substrate;
applying a taggant to the second side of the substrate, wherein the taggant emits luminescence in response to illumination by an excitation signal, wherein the printing applied to the first side of the substrate in a first region is of a transmissivity that is different than the transmissivity of the printing applied to a second region of the first side of the substrate with respect to the luminescence emitted by the taggant on the second side of the substrate, such that the luminescence in response to the excitation signal passing through the printing in the first and second regions on the first side of the substrate corresponds to a first pre-determined computer readable image;
applying an adhesive to the second side of the substrate, wherein following application of the adhesive to the second side of the substrate at least a portion of the taggant migrates into the adhesive; and
attaching the substrate to a backing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,394

SECURE ITEM COMPRISING A REVEALING SCREEN AND A COMBINED IMAGE

OBERTHUR FIDUCIAIRE SAS, ...

1. A secure item comprising a revealing raster and a combined image,the combined image being composed of a plurality of interlaced images,
each interlaced image and the revealing raster being composed of a plurality of elements,
the revealing raster making it possible, when it is superposed with the combined image, to observe different revealed images by displacing the revealing raster with respect to the combined image and/or by changing an angle of observation a, the revealed images each comprising a certain proportion of each interlaced image, and
the elements being composed of one or more micropatterns,
the micropatterns belonging to different interlaced images being different through their colors, hues, opacities, saturations or luminescences or brightnesses.

US Pat. No. 10,710,393

MANUFACTURING OF A SECURITY DOCUMENT

AGFA NV, Mortsel (BE)

1. A variable repeat pattern generated from a raster image by a raster image processor, the variable repeat pattern comprising:a plurality of image objects each including a plurality of segments; wherein
at least one of the plurality of segments is translated according to a gray value or an averaged gray value determined from pixels at a position area in the variable repeat pattern relative to the raster image;
the plurality of image objects are arranged in a lattice pattern;
the lattice pattern is selected from the group consisting of a rectangular lattice, a parallelogrammic lattice, an equilateral triangular lattice, a rhombic lattice, a square lattice, and a hexagonal lattice;
the variable repeat pattern is rendered from a document including the raster image by the raster image processor in a prepress workflow system; and
the pattern is for printing on an offset press, a toner-based printer, or an inkjet printer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,392

DIFFRACTIVE SECURITY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A diffractive security device comprising at least a first diffractive structure defined in a carrier layer,the first diffractive structure being an on-axis diffractive zone plate structure of a continuously curved surface configured such that when the device is illuminated by on-axis light a first diffraction pattern generated by the first diffractive structure can be viewed from at least a first side of the device at substantially all viewing angles, the first diffraction pattern exhibiting a reference point or reference line relative to which other features of the first diffraction pattern appear to move when the viewing angle is changed;
wherein the device has an array of first regions in the form of indicia, a respective portion of the first diffractive structure being present within each of the indicia to exhibit a respective portion of the first diffractive pattern, the first regions being spatially separated from one another by one or more non-diffractive regions of the device; and
upon changing the viewing angle in a continuous sense, features of the first diffraction pattern appear to move from one first region to the next so as to highlight and/or reveal different indicia of the array.

US Pat. No. 10,710,391

METHOD FOR DETECTING THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A PHYSICAL CREDENTIAL IN 3D SPACE FOR ID AUTHENTICITY

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a first image of a credential in a first orientation;
receiving a second image of the credential in a second orientation;
determining a type of the credential based on at least one of the first image and the second image;
determining a secure feature of the credential based on the determined type of the credential;
determining an optical characteristic of the secure feature based on light reflected from the secure feature in both the first image and the second image;
determining an expected optical characteristic of the secure feature based on known properties of the secure feature, the first orientation, and the second orientation; and
determining the credential is authentic when the determined optical characteristic of the secure feature matches the expected optical characteristic of the secure feature, otherwise determining the credential is inauthentic,wherein determining the optical characteristic of the secure feature comprises determining a movement of a glare of the light reflected from the secure feature.

US Pat. No. 10,710,390

MAGNETICALLY BOUND MEDIUM WITH REATTACHABLE PAGES

1. A magnetic notebook, comprising:a cover including a cylindrical channel along a spine of the cover;
a magnetic tube assembly housed within the cylindrical channel, including:
a tubular enclosure;
a diametrically magnetized cylinder housed within the tubular enclosure, the diametrically magnetized cylinder including a plurality of spacers in-between a plurality of diametrically magnetized cylindrical magnets;
a tubular spine clamp, with an elongated opening along a length of the tubular spine clamp, configured to snuggly receive the tubular enclosure within the elongated opening and engage with the cylindrical channel of the cover; and
a hinge mount including a cavity for receiving the tubular enclosure; and
a plurality of reattachable sheets of paper, each of the plurality of reattachable sheets of paper including a metallic strip configured to magnetically register with a surface of the magnetic tube assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,710,389

CAN IMPRINTING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Crown Packaging Technolog...

1. A can imprinting device configured to dispose ink on a plurality of can bodies, the can imprinting device comprising:a blanket wheel comprising:
a plurality of blanket segments; and
a plurality of blankets, each blanket affixed to one of the plurality of blanket segments and each blanket having a printing surface configured to contact one can body of the plurality of can bodies, at least two of the printing surfaces including:
a first part having a first outer surface, the first outer surface defining a first raised portion and a first recessed portion, the first raised portion configured to form a positive image on a can body of the plurality of can bodies, the first raised portion of one of the at least two blankets being different in form from the first raised portion of another of the at least two blankets; and
a second part having a second outer surface, the second outer surface defining a second raised portion and a second recessed portion, the second recessed portion configured to form a negative image on the can body, the negative image being inverse to the positive image,
wherein each of the plurality of blankets is configured such that a total length of the first outer surface and the second outer surface of each blanket is greater than a circumferential length of the can body such that the second recessed portion defined by the second outer surface overlaps the first raised portion defined by the first outer surface;
a first ink station, the first ink station comprising a first printing plate configured to contact the first part of each blanket; and
a second ink station, the second ink station comprising a second printing plate configured to contact the second part of each blanket.

US Pat. No. 10,710,387

PRINTER INCLUDING A CONTAINER FOR A ROLL BODY IN WHICH A BELT-SHAPED PRINT MEDIUM IS WOUND

SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:a frame including a first opening formed in a surface thereof,
a container configured to receive a roll body in which a belt-shaped print medium is wound,
a cover configured to open and close an opening of the container, and
a body case provided outside the frame the body case including a first protrusion protruding from a surface of the body case toward the first opening in the frame, and
wherein the frame forms a portion of the container,
wherein the first opening and the first protrusion are provided within an interior of the body case, and
wherein a contour of an end surface of the first protrusion matches a contour along the surface of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,710,386

REMOVABLE PRINTHEAD

1. A printhead mounting assembly, comprising:a printhead having a longitudinal axis, a top face and a bottom face;
one or more support posts mechanically coupled to the top face of the printhead at a predetermined distance along the longitudinal axis;
a support bracket having a longitudinal axis, a top face and a bottom face;
wherein the bracket includes one or more openings located at a distance matching the predetermined distance between the support posts, and is configured to support the printhead in a mounted position when the support posts are inserted through the openings from the bottom face of the bracket; and
one or more retention clips configured to engage with the one or more support posts to affix the printhead to the support bracket coupled to a printer when the printhead is in the mounted position, and to disengage to release the printhead from the support bracket;
wherein at least one of the one or more retention clips include a locking assembly configured to secure the at least one of the one or more retention clips being engaged with the one or more support posts, further the securing of the at least one of the one or more retention clips is performed by placing a top part of the at least one of the retention clips over the support posts.

US Pat. No. 10,710,384

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:a first conveyor configured to nip and convey a sheet along a conveying direction;
a platen disposed downstream of the first conveyor with respect to the conveying direction;
a recording head disposed opposite to the platen and including nozzles that eject ink droplets;
a plurality of second conveyors disposed downstream of the platen with respect to the conveying direction and space apart from each other with respect to a width direction orthogonal to the conveying direction, and wherein the plurality of second conveyors is configured to nip and convey the sheet along the conveying direction;
a support member disposed downstream of the platen with respect to the conveying direction and comprises a plurality of first ribs that support the sheet conveyed by the plurality of the second conveyors, wherein the plurality of first ribs are spaced apart from each other with respect to the width direction: and
a first contact member comprising a first contact portion extending toward the support member and that contacts the sheet at a position downstream of nip points of the plurality of second conveyor, wherein the first contact portion is disposed between two of the first ribs with respect to the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,710,383

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image recording apparatus comprising:a roller pair configured to nip a sheet therebetween and transport the sheet in a transport direction;
a support member provided downstream of a nip point of the roller pair in the transport direction and having ribs configured to support a lower surface of the sheet, the ribs being arranged in a width direction orthogonal to the transport direction and spaced apart from each other in the width direction, each of the ribs protruding upwardly and extending in the transport direction; and
abutment portions provided downstream of the nip point in the transport direction and positioned between the ribs in the width direction, the abutment portions being elastically urged to press an upper surface of the sheet,
wherein the support member has a center point in the width direction,
wherein the abutment portions include a first abutment portion and a second abutment portion which is positioned further from the center point of the support member than the first abutment portion in the width direction, and
wherein an urging force urging the first abutment portion is greater than an urging force urging the second abutment portion.

US Pat. No. 10,710,382

PRINTING APPARATUS

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a feeder that feeds a medium in a feeding direction;
a head that at least includes a nozzle row in which a plurality of nozzles are located side by side in the feeding direction and that is movable in a scanning direction;
an irradiator that radiates light onto a region longer in the feeding direction than the nozzle row and that is movable in the scanning direction together with the head; and
a controller that causes, in alternating fashion:
the head to move in the scanning direction and concurrently the nozzles to discharge ink while causing the irradiator to radiate the light; and
the feeder to feed the medium in the feeding direction; wherein
the controller is capable of dividing the nozzle row into an upstream-side nozzle row and a downstream-side nozzle row located on a downstream side in the feeding direction from the upstream-side nozzle row, and individually controlling discharge of ink from the nozzles of each of the upstream-side nozzle row and the downstream-side nozzle row;
the controller is capable of dividing the irradiator into an upstream-side irradiator, an intermediate irradiator adjacent to the upstream-side irradiator on a downstream side in the feeding direction, and a printless region irradiator adjacent to the intermediate irradiator on a downstream side in the feeding direction, and individually controlling lighting and extinguishing of each of the irradiators defined by the division;
the upstream-side irradiator overlaps a range of the upstream-side nozzle row in the feeding direction;
the intermediate irradiator overlaps a range of the downstream-side nozzle row in the feeding direction;
the printless region irradiator is located farther on a downstream side in the feeding direction than the downstream-side nozzle row without overlapping the range of the downstream-side nozzle row in the feeding direction; and
the controller performs, in alternating fashion, an operation and control to cause the feeder to feed the medium in the feeding direction and to cause the head to move in the scanning direction and concurrently cause the nozzles of the upstream-side nozzle row and the downstream-side nozzle row to discharge ink while having the upstream-side irradiator lit, the intermediate irradiator extinguished, and the printless region irradiator lit.

US Pat. No. 10,710,381

INKJET PRINTER

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. An inkjet printer, comprising:an inkjet head for a printing operation by way of discharging an ink drop onto a medium;
a heater for heating up the medium after the printing operation;
a second heater for further heating up the medium after the medium is heated up by the heater;
a frame to which the second heater is fixed; and
a wound roll holder for holding a wound roll that is the medium, being wound like a roll after the printing operation,
wherein
an axial direction of the wound roll is represented as a right-and-left direction, and a direction perpendicular to a vertical direction and the right-and-left direction is represented as a front-and-back direction,
the wound roll is placed at a position lower than the heater, and
the second heater is movable in relation to the frame, between a first position and a second position,
the first position is a position where the second heater is placed at a location of a lower side of the heater and a front side of the wound roll, and
the second position is a position where the second heater is placed at a location of an upper side of the wound roll.

US Pat. No. 10,710,380

CURL RESISTANT WEB HANDLING SYSTEM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A dryer of a printing system including:a stationary roller to cure ink on a printed side of a web of a print medium;
drying rollers to automatically engage the web to convey the web during a printing operation and to automatically disengage from the web upon stopping of the printing operation;
first set dancer rollers to engage the web and expand the web upon stopping of the printing operation; and
a deflection roller to contact the web between the stationary roller and the first set dancer rollers, wherein the deflection roller is higher in elevation relative to the stationary roller to prevent the stationary roller from contacting the web after the drying rollers have disengaged the web.

US Pat. No. 10,710,379

PRINTER, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTER, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printer comprising:a print head that performs printing on a print medium of a conveyance object having the print medium and a member other than a print medium, the print medium and the member other than the print medium having mutually different colors included in respective regions at least on one side of each of the print medium and the member other than the print medium, or having mutually different levels of color brightness in respective regions at least on one side of each of the print medium and the member other than the print medium;
a detector configured to detect a color or a color brightness of the conveyance object at a detection position; and
a processor,
wherein, when there is a change in the color or the color brightness as a first detection result detected by the detector after conveyance of the conveyance object, as compared with the color or the color brightness as a second detection result detected by the detector before conveyance of the conveyance object, the processor updates a held value indicating a value of the color or the color brightness of the conveyance object after conveyance, and the processor does not update the held value when there is no change, and then, the processor determines, in response to a print instruction and based on a new second detection result detected by the detector before new conveyance, whether there is a change in a detection value obtained by detecting a color or a color brightness of a conveyance object before the new conveyance, as compared with the held value updated according to the first detection result or a previous held value that has not been updated, and the processor regards that there is no remaining amount of the print medium and stops printing when determining that there is no change.

US Pat. No. 10,710,378

PRINTING SYSTEM FOR APPLYING IMAGES OVER A CONTOURED AXIALLY SYMMETRIC OBJECT

LSINC Corporation, Hunts...

1. In conjunction with an ink delivery system capable of drawing ink from a plurality of ink reservoirs and delivering a color image to a plurality of inkjet printing heads to produce a printed image on a media object surface, said ink delivery system controlled by a computer system capable of receiving user control inputs, a direct-to-object printing system capable of printing on the surface of media object having an axially symmetrical, contoured exterior surface, comprising:a. a print job profile including information to graduate ink amounts to compensate for printing an image on said contoured exterior and object geometries representing the exterior dimensions of said media object, said print job profile adapted for providing information to said computer system;
b. a movable carriage assembly supported by said printing system for holding said media object in rotational relation thereof, wherein said movable carriage is adapted to rotate and convey said media object during rotation laterally along its symmetrical axis within said printing system at a constant velocity;
c. at least one movable ink jet assembly holding an ink jet printing head coupled to said ink delivery system for receiving ink from said reservoirs, said assembly capable of tilting said printing head such that the portion of said ink jet printing head expressing ink maintains a substantially normal nozzle spray orientation to the surface contours of said object as said media object moves laterally past said ink jet printing head continuously for printing thereupon, and wherein said ink jet assembly is further adapted to move said ink jet printing head responsive to the slope of said surface contours along and parallel to said symmetrical axis of said media object such that the relative lateral velocity of said ink jet print head along the contoured surface of said media object remains constant relative to said contoured surface and independent of said lateral movement velocity of said media object as it moves past said inkjet print head; and
d. responsive to data held by said print job profile, a motion control system electrically connected to said ink jet assembly for controlling said same.

US Pat. No. 10,710,377

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN IMAGE ON AN ARTICLE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A system for printing images on an object, the system comprising:a housing;
a rod driven by a first motor;
an object rotating subsystem positioned about the rod and arranged for reciprocal movement, the object rotating subsystem comprising:
a spindle; and,
a second motor operatively connected to the spindle, the second motor being configured to rotate the object in a first rotational direction and/or a second rotational direction;
a vacuum source operatively connected to the spindle;
a plurality of printheads configured to eject solid ink drops;
a forced air heater having a heating element and a positive air source;
a temperature sensor, the temperature sensor being configured to generate a signal indicative of a temperature of the surface of the object; and,
an electrical power source;
a first variable switch operatively connected between the electrical power source and the heating element;
a second variable switch operatively connected between the electrical power source and the positive air source;
a controller operatively connected to the plurality of printheads, the first motor, the second motor, the temperature sensor, and the forced air heater, the controller being configured to operate the first motor to move the object rotating subsystem to and from a position opposite the plurality of printheads, to operate the second motor to rotate an object on the spindle at the position opposite the plurality of printheads, to operate the forced air heater to direct heated air onto the surface of the object as the object rotates at the position opposite the plurality of printheads and to operate the first variable switch and the second variable switch using the signal generated by the temperature sensor to regulate the operation of the forced air heater, and to operate the plurality of printheads to eject a first marking material onto the heated surface of the object as the object rotates in the first and/or second rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 10,710,376

INKJET POSITION ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING EQUIPMENT

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. An inkjet position adjustment method, adapted to print a color three-dimensional object, the inkjet position adjustment method comprising:obtaining a three-dimensional digital model and performing a slicing processing on the three-dimensional digital model to generate a layer object having a cross-sectional contour;
obtaining a normal direction of an object surface corresponding to the layer object from the three-dimensional digital model;
obtaining a surface tilt degree of the object surface corresponding to the layer object from the three-dimensional digital model and calculating an inner-shift amount corresponding to the layer object according to the surface tilt degree corresponding to the layer object when the normal direction points to a negative direction of a first axis, wherein the first axis is perpendicular to a horizontal plane, and the negative direction of the first axis points below the horizontal plane;
obtaining an inkjet region of the layer object according to the inner-shift amount and the cross-sectional contour; and
controlling an inkjet module to inject ink on the layer object along the cross-sectional contour according to the inkjet region after controlling a print module to print the layer object.

US Pat. No. 10,710,375

REGION-OF-INTEREST BASED PRINT QUALITY OPTIMIZATION

1. A method for print settings control, the method comprising:dividing an image to be printed on print media into one or more regions of interest (ROI);
analyzing the one or more ROIs to determine one or more printing requirements for the one or more ROIs;
based upon the one or more printing requirements, setting individual strobe signals; and
transmitting the set individual strobe signals simultaneouslyto a thermal printhead.

US Pat. No. 10,710,374

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS, PRINTER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURED PRODUCT

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A discharge head, comprising:an individual liquid chamber comprising a circulation channel in which a curable ink is circulatable; and
a nozzle from which the curable ink is dischargeable,wherein:the circulation channel comprises a fluid resistance part that separates a circulation liquid chamber from a circulation common liquid chamber;
the circulation channel comprises a nozzle channel through which the curable ink circulates in a direction parallel to a flow of the curable ink through the nozzle;
the nozzle channel is adjacent to the circulation liquid chamber through which the curable ink circulates in a direction perpendicular to the flow of the curable ink through the nozzle; and
the nozzle is located at a boundary of the nozzle channel and the circulation liquid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,710,373

SUPPLY APPARATUS

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A supply apparatus, comprising:tanks each having a casing, the casing including a frame and films having rigidity lower than that of the frame, the frame having a front wall, a rear wall, an upper wall, a lower wall, a left wall and a right wall, one of the films being welded to at least a part of the left wall, another of the films being welded to at least a part of the right wall, the casing having a liquid storage chamber at least a part of which is defined by the films and an inlet through which liquid is supplied to the liquid storage chamber;
a binder configured to hold the tanks in a state of being arranged in a left-right direction; and
a positioning part configured to position two tanks at an interval in the left-right direction, the two tanks being included in the tanks and disposed adjacent to each other in the left-right direction,
wherein the positioning part is disposed between the two tanks in the left-right direction and in contact with the frame of each of the two tanks.

US Pat. No. 10,710,372

WIPING NOZZLES OF FLUID EJECTION DIES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium storing instruction executable by a processing resource to:direct a printing device to:
eject a droplet in a first direction from an opening in a die nozzle toward a location of an absorbent wipe material; and
wipe the opening concurrently with the droplet being ejected from the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,710,371

INKJET PRINTHEAD CAP HAVING LATCHING SYSTEM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a carriage assembly having positioning structures; and
a printhead cap within the carriage assembly,
wherein the carriage assembly is shaped to connect to a printhead structure,
wherein the positioning structures engage with corresponding structures of the printhead structure when the carriage assembly is connected to the printhead structure,
wherein the printhead structure comprises nozzles adapted to eject liquid ink,
wherein the printhead cap is positioned within the carriage assembly to cover the nozzles when the carriage assembly is connected to the printhead structure, and
wherein the corresponding structures of the printhead structure comprise slots, and wherein the positioning structures comprise wheels positioned to engage the slots when the carriage assembly is connected to the printhead structure.

US Pat. No. 10,710,369

MOLDED FLUID FLOW STRUCTURE WITH SAW CUT CHANNEL

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A micro-device structure comprising:a plurality of micro-devices;
a molded body of molded plastic or epoxy in which the plurality of micro-devices are embedded; and
conductors coupled to the micro-devices, the conductors formed in an insulating layer disposed on the molded body.

US Pat. No. 10,710,368

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus comprising:a print head having an ejection opening surface on which a plurality of ejection units, each provided with an ejection opening for ejecting ink, are arrayed in a first direction;
a wiping unit configured to wipe the ejection opening surface by moving toward a second direction crossing the first direction, the wiping unit having a plurality of wiping members which are arrayed in the first direction; and
a moving unit configured to move the wiping unit in the second direction,
wherein a longitudinal direction of each of the wiping members is inclined with respect to a downstream edge of the ejection opening surface and is substantially in parallel with an upstream edge of at least one of the ejection units,
wherein the ejection units of the plurality of the ejection units are arrayed to have a first overlapping area where, as viewed in the second direction, edges of adjacent ejection units overlap each other, and
wherein the wiping members of the plurality of wiping members are arrayed to have a second overlapping area where, as viewed in the second direction, edges of adjacent wiping members overlap each other, the second overlapping area including the first overlapping area therein.

US Pat. No. 10,710,367

PRINTHEAD HAVING TWO ADHESIVES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printhead assembly comprising:an oxygen-sensitive component;
a first plate and a second plate;
an effective amount of a first adhesive component on a first surface portion of the first plate and a first surface portion of the second plate for adhesively bonding the first and second plates together; and
an effective amount of a second adhesive component on the first surface portion of the first plate and the first surface portion of the second plate, spaced an offset distance from the first adhesive component for enabling the oxygen-sensitive component to be contained by the first adhesive component,
wherein the second adhesive component possesses an oxygen-migration rate that is less than an oxygen-migration rate for the first adhesive component.

US Pat. No. 10,710,366

JET HOLE PLATE, LIQUID JET HEAD, AND LIQUID JET RECORDING APPARATUS

SII Printek Inc., Chiba ...

1. A jet hole plate for use in a liquid jet head, the jet hole plate comprising:a metal substrate provided with a plurality of jet holes,
wherein the metal substrate comprises a first principal surface, on which outlet edges of the jet holes are provided, and an opposite second principal surface,
wherein the metal substrate comprises smaller crystal grain size regions having an average crystal grain size that is smaller than the crystal grain size of surrounding regions adjacent to the smaller crystal grain size regions, the smaller crystal grain size regions including the outlet edges of the jet holes, and
wherein a size of the smaller crystal grain size regions increases from the second principal surface toward the outlet edges of the jet holes in the first principal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,365

INK JET RECORDING METHOD AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ink jet recording method comprising:(A) using an ink jet recording apparatus having:
(a) a recording head equipped with
(i) a heater placed in an ink flow path that communicates with an ejection orifice,
(ii) a first protection layer placed at a position corresponding to the heater and blocking a contact between the heater and an ink in the ink flow path, and
(iii) a second protection layer placed at a position corresponding to the heater and to be brought into contact with the ink and including at least one metal material selected from the group consisting of iridium, ruthenium, and a material containing at least either one of iridium and ruthenium; and
(b) a unit for causing an electrochemical reaction, with the second protection layer as one electrode and an ink-mediated conduction site as another electrode, to elute at least a portion of the second protection layer in the ink for removal of a kogation; and
(B) ejecting the ink from the recording head to record an image on a recording medium,
wherein the ink comprises an aqueous ink comprising a pigment, a resin dispersant for dispersing the pigment, and a chelating agent, which is at least either one of an alkanolamine having two or more hydroxy groups and a polyvalent carboxylic acid compound having two or more to four or less carboxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,710,364

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND PRINTER

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A liquid discharge head, comprising:an actuator configured to drive a pressure chamber comprising liquid and communicating with a nozzle in which a meniscus of the liquid is formed; and
a controller configured to apply an acceleration pulse for accelerating vibration of the meniscus to the actuator after applying a discharge pulse for discharging the liquid in the pressure chamber from the nozzle;
wherein the controller applies the acceleration pulse to the actuator after applying a cancellation pulse for suppressing vibration of the meniscus.

US Pat. No. 10,710,363

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS WITH INK EJECTION TIMING CORRECTING FUNCTION

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, ...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus for printing on a print medium conveyed by a plurality of rollers remaining in contact with the print medium during printing by an inkjet head, comprising:the inkjet head, configured to print an image on the print medium being conveyed to the inkjet head by the plurality of rollers that remain in contact with the print medium during printing by the inkjet head ejecting an ink to the print medium;
an encoder roller configured to rotate in synchronization with the print medium being conveyed;
an encoder configured to output a pulse signal depending on a rotation angle of the encoder roller; and
a controller configured to control an ejection timing of the ink by the inkjet head in a printing operation, based on the pulse signal outputted from the encoder,
wherein the controller is configured to
perform an off-center information obtaining processing of driving the inkjet head to print a test pattern including dots arranged in a conveyance direction of the print medium and calculating an off-center information of the encoder roller based on positions of the dots in the printed test pattern,
wherein off-centering of any of the plurality of rollers during printing of the test pattern changes the positions of the dots in the printed test pattern, and off-centering of the encoder roller during printing of the test pattern changes the positions of the dots in the printed test pattern, and
in the printing operation, correct the ejection timing of the ink by the inkjet head determined based on the pulse signal outputted from the encoder, by i) determining inter-dot distance data representing distances between adjacent dots in the test pattern, ii) determining rotation frequency components of the encoder roller and the plurality of rollers, iii) extracting the rotation frequency component of the encoder roller from the rotation frequency components of the plurality of rollers, and iv) calculating the off-center information from the extracted the rotation frequency component of the encoder roller.

US Pat. No. 10,710,362

DROPLET DEPOSITION HEAD AND METHOD OF PROVIDING ADJUSTMENT DATA THEREFOR

XAAR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, ...

1. A method of providing adjustment data for a droplet deposition head comprising a plurality of fluid chambers with respective actuator elements, the method comprising:collecting test data by:
operating the droplet deposition head using a set of test waveforms at a plurality of test frequencies distributed over a test range, the set of test waveforms comprising a basic drive waveform and a number of adjusted drive waveforms, each adjusted drive waveform corresponding to the basic drive waveform with a waveform parameter adjusted by a respective amount, the waveform parameter being a continuous variable; and
recording a recorded volume (volr) and a recorded velocity (velr) of droplets ejected by the droplet deposition head, each recorded value (volr, velr) being represented within the test data; and
determining adjustment values for a plurality of adjustment frequencies distributed over at least a portion of the test range, each adjustment value corresponding to an amount of adjustment for the waveform parameter that, based on the test data, is configured to result in adjusted values for droplet volume (vola) and droplet velocity (vela) substantially equal to corresponding targeted values for droplet volume (volT) and droplet velocity (velT); and
outputting a set of adjustment data representing:
the adjustment values; and
the plurality of adjustment frequencies associated with the adjustment values.

US Pat. No. 10,710,361

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD SUBSTRATE, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid discharge head substrate comprising:a discharge opening through which a liquid is discharged;
a base that includes a surface in which a heat generating element that generates heat to discharge the liquid through the discharge opening is provided;
a first electrode that covers the heat generating element;
a flow passage through which the liquid flows from a supply port that supplies the liquid, through the surface of the first electrode, and towards a collection port that collects the liquid; and
a second electrode provided inside the flow passage, the second electrode together with the first electrode forming an electric field in the liquid,
wherein the second electrode is provided downstream of the first electrode in a flow direction of the liquid flowing towards the collection port from the supply port.

US Pat. No. 10,710,359

SCREEN PRINTING DEVICE AND SCREEN PRINTING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A screen printing method, comprising:adopting a printing head to rub against a screen plate to print ink onto a substrate for silk screen printing, wherein the screen plate includes a conductive mesh; and
applying voltage to the conductive mesh in the screen printing process; and
further comprising: applying positive voltage or negative voltage to the conductive mesh in a process of placing the substrate on a bearing table and/or in a process of separating the substrate from the bearing table,
wherein voltages with different polarities are respectively applied to the conductive mesh at different moments.

US Pat. No. 10,710,358

PHOTOMASK PELLICLE GLUE RESIDUE REMOVAL

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for cleaning glue residue from a photomask, the apparatus comprising:a chamber body defining a first volume therein;
a pedestal disposed within the first volume and capable of supporting the photomask; and
an ablation apparatus within the first volume, the ablation apparatus comprising:
a sidewall surrounding a second volume;
a laser source configured to emit a laser beam through the second volume for ablating a glue residue from the photomask, wherein the laser source comprises:
a pulsed laser source configured to generate electromagnetic energy of the laser beam at a wavelength in a range of between about 100 nm and about 400 nm:
a transparent window disposed in a propagation path of the electromagnetic energy; and
a lens disposed within and normal to the propagation path of the electromagnetic energy and between the pulsed laser source and the transparent window, the lens positioned to focus the electromagnetic energy at a focal point, the focal point positioned along a central axis of the second volume and opposite the transparent window.

US Pat. No. 10,710,356

APPARATUS FOR POINT OF SERVICE MANUFACTURE OF CUSTOM CRANIAL REMODELING DEVICES

CRANIAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. Apparatus to provide point of service manufacture of a custom cranial remodeling device for correction of cranial deformity of a subject's head, said apparatus comprising:image capture apparatus disposed at a physical location to capture a three-dimensional image of said subject's head and to generate a three-dimensional digital data file of a head;
a three-dimensional digital data file representative of said subject's head generated by said image capture apparatus;
an additive manufacture device located at said physical location;
a processor,
a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer executable instructions stored thereon executed by said processor to operate on said three-dimensional digital data file to produce a device file comprising a shape for said custom cranial remodeling device to correct said cranial deformity and computer executable instructions stored thereon executed by said processor to automatically calculate contour lines for said custom cranial remodeling device, said device file comprising said contour lines;
a subject device file for said subject's head, said subject device file comprising a shape for said custom cranial remodeling device comprising said contour lines;
said subject device file generated by said processor executing said computer executable instructions to operate on said three-dimensional digital data file, said subject device file comprising said shape for said custom cranial remodeling device to correct said cranial deformity for said subject, said subject device file provided to said additive manufacture device; and
said additive manufacture device comprising apparatus to receive and utilize said subject device file to manufacture said custom cranial remodeling device at said physical location, said custom cranial remodeling device comprising said contour lines.

US Pat. No. 10,710,355

METHOD OF SLICING PRINTING COLOR 3D OBJECT WITH POSITION ERROR CORRECTION

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A method of slicing printing a color 3D (three-dimensional) object used in a color 3D printing system, the color 3D printing system comprising a powder-paving module, a color jet printing module, and a laser module, the method comprising:a) executing a slicing process on the color 3D object to obtain a plurality of layers of slice objects;
b) analyzing the plurality of layers of the slice objects and generating sintering control data and color control data corresponding to the plurality of layers of the slice objects;
c) controlling the powder-paving module to pave a layer of powder;
d) according to the sintering control data, controlling the laser module to sinter the layer of powder for generating a slice physical model;
e) according to the color control data, controlling the color jet printing module to color the slice physical model being generated to complete printing one layer of the slice object;
f) repeating Step c) to Step e) until printing of the plurality of the slice objects is completed; and
g) retrieving a first pattern as a correction pattern to execute a correction procedure;
wherein the correction procedure comprises:
h1) controlling the color jet printing module to print a printed correction pattern on a printing platform according to the correction pattern;
h2) controlling the laser module to project a projected correction pattern on the printed correction pattern, wherein the projected correction pattern and the printed correction pattern are the same;
h3) executing deformation correction on a galvanometer module on the laser module according to an offset between the printed correction pattern and the projected correction pattern for correcting a printing margin or a printing datum mark of the laser module; and
h4) correcting an error between a printing position of the color jet printing module and a projection position of the laser module according to the offset for correcting a projected margin, or a projected datum mark of the color jet printing module, wherein the printed correction pattern printed by the color jet printing module after correction and the projected correction pattern projected by the laser module after correction overlap completely.

US Pat. No. 10,710,354

DATA DRIVEN FRAMEWORK FOR OPTIMIZING ARTIFICIAL ORGAN PRINTING AND SCAFFOLD SELECTION FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for generating a personalized scaffold for an individual, the method comprising:acquiring images of an anatomy of interest corresponding to an intended scaffold location;
acquiring test results related to the anatomy of interest;
generating one or more functional specifications based on the images and test results;
selecting one or more scaffold parameters based on the one or more functional specifications;
generating one or more printer parameters using a mapping between the one or more functional specifications and printer parameters corresponding to a three-dimensional printer;
using the three-dimensional printer to generate a final scaffold using the one or more scaffold parameters and the one or more printer parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,710,353

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LASER PREHEATING IN CONNECTION WITH FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for additive manufacturing, the method comprising:heating, via a first laser, a first target area on a part under construction via a fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine;
heating, via a second laser having a wavelength different than the first laser, the first target area at the same time the first target area is heated by the first laser;
extruding, from a first nozzle of the FDM machine, a first polymer onto the first target area;
controlling, via an electronic control unit, an applied power of the first laser, an applied power of the second laser, and an extrusion rate of the first nozzle to achieve a desired characteristic in the part under construction;
monitoring, via a temperature sensing apparatus and along an optical path coaxial with the first laser, thermal information for the part under construction, wherein the thermal information consists of the local temperature of the first target area as it is being heated; and
recording, via the electronic control unit, the thermal information to create a thermal history of the entire volume of the part under construction,
wherein the first target area is heated, by the first laser and the second laser and prior to the extruding the first polymer onto the first target area, to a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the first polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,352

STRUCTURAL PRE-CURED REPAIR PATCH FOR REPAIR TO HIGHLY LOADED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for reworking an article, comprising:forming a patch over an area of a composite structure requiring rework, the forming comprising:
placing a first film-adhesive over the area of the composite structure requiring rework, wherein the first film-adhesive extends over a first surface area of the composite structure including beyond an entirety of the area requiring rework,
placing a first pre-cured ply stack over the first film-adhesive, wherein the first pre-cured ply stack extends over a second surface area of the composite structure;
placing a second film-adhesive over the first pre-cured ply stack, wherein the second film-adhesive extends over a third surface area of the composite structure; and
placing a second pre-cured ply stack over the second film-adhesive, wherein the second pre-cured ply stack extends over a fourth surface area of the composite structure,
wherein the first surface area is larger than the second surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,710,351

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. A method for continuously manufacturing an optical display device, the method comprising:feeding and transferring an optical film, wherein the optical film includes a release film which is extended in a longitudinal direction, and a plurality of sheet pieces of a polarization film which are arranged in the longitudinal direction and includes an adhesive layer, wherein the sheet pieces of the polarization film are adhered to the release film through the adhesive layer so that the sheet pieces of the polarization film are peeled from the release film, wherein the feeding and transferring is conducted by a feeding unit;
peeling the sheet pieces of the polarization film from the release film by folding back inwardly the release film of the optical film fed by the feeding unit, wherein the peeling is conducted by a peeling unit;
winding the release film from which the sheet pieces of the polarization film are peeled by the peeling unit, wherein the winding is conducted by a winding unit;
laminating on a panel the sheet pieces of the polarization film peeled from the release film, while transferring the polarized film on the panel, wherein the laminating is conducted by a laminating unit; and
controlling at least one of the feeding unit, the winding unit, and the laminating unit by a controlling unit such that a peeling point at which the sheet pieces of the polarization film are peeled from the release film, is positioned at a target peeling position, wherein the target peeling position is at a predetermined distance spaced apart from a front end of the peeling unit toward the laminating unit;
wherein a rear end of a first sheet piece of the plurality of sheet pieces and a front end of a second sheet piece of the plurality of sheet pieces, which are connected to each other by adhesion to the adhesive layer are adjacent to each other with a slit line formed there between and separated from each other between completion of the peeling when the first sheet piece is completely peeled from the release film and completion of the laminating when the first sheet piece is completely laminated,
wherein the first sheet piece is positioned downstream in a feeding direction, and
wherein the laminating unit, the feeding unit, and the winding unit are controlled to have V3

US Pat. No. 10,710,349

THERMOPLASTIC ADHESIVE FILM, BONDING METHOD AND BONDED BODY

AICELLO CORPORATION, Toy...

1. A thermoplastic adhesive film comprising,a resin composition (D) comprising:
a thermoplastic olefin elastomer resin(A);
an acid-modified polypropylene resin (B);
a crystal nucleating agent (C); and
a polypropylene resin (E),
satisfying a weight ratio [(A)/(E)] of the thermoplastic olefin elastomer resin (A) and the polypropylene resin (E) being from 100/0 to 10/90 (provided that (A)+(E)=100),
containing the acid-modified polypropylene resin (B) in an amount of from 20 to 500 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of a total weight of (A) and (E), and
a ratio of the acid-modified polypropylene resin (B) is 16.6 wt % or more based on the total weight of the resin composition (D),
wherein the resin composition (D) has a viscosity increase initiation temperature T1 when being cooled from a molten state of 180° C. at a strain of 1%, a share rate of 100 s?1 and a cooling rate of 3° C./min and a softening initiation temperature T2 when being pulled at a strain of 1% and a temperature rising rate of 10° C./min while applying oscillation having a frequency from 1 to 100 Hz, satisfying the following Equation (1):
(T1/T2)?0.90  Equation (1).

US Pat. No. 10,710,348

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO INCREASE FIRE RESISTANCE AND FRACTURE TOUGHNESS OF A COMPOSITE STRUCTURE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A multi-ply composite fuselage comprising:an innermost ply forming an inner skin of the multi-ply composite fuselage;
an outermost ply forming an outer skin of the multi-ply composite fuselage; and
a single fire-resistant ply located between the innermost ply and the outermost ply, the single fire-resistant ply including an epoxy-based resin and a first additive mixed evenly throughout the epoxy-based resin, the first additive to increase a flammability resistance of the multi-ply composite fuselage, wherein the single fire-resistant ply is the only ply of the multi-ply composite fuselage that includes the first additive, and wherein no ply of the multi-ply composite fuselage other than the single fire-resistant ply includes a fire-retardant additive.

US Pat. No. 10,710,347

INSULATING VARNISH AND INSULATION LAMINATE

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A folded insulation laminate comprising:a base laminate comprising pressboard and having at least one side coated with a layer of an insulating varnish, the insulating varnish comprising a basecoat and an added lubricant;
wherein the basecoat is a polyester-imide or epoxy varnish, the added lubricant is an amide wax dispersion in a proportion by weight of 2% to 25%, the insulating varnish is cured, and an average thickness of the insulating varnish layer lies in a range from 2 ?m to 15 ?m; and
wherein the folded insulation laminate includes a number of sections shaped complimentary to boundary surfaces of a winding slot of a motor to define a receptacle having an open outer side to receive a winding.

US Pat. No. 10,710,345

WATERPROOF AND WATER VAPOR PERMEABLE LAMINATE

1. A laminate, comprising:a first functional layer comprising a first water vapor permeable membrane;
a second functional layer comprising a second water vapor permeable membrane; and
a water vapor permeable intermediate textile layer arranged in between the first water vapor permeable membrane and the second water vapor permeable membrane and attached to the first and second functional layers in a water vapor permeable manner;
the intermediate textile layer being hydrophobic,
wherein the intermediate textile layer comprises a hydrophobic coating comprising at least one of a fluoropolymer, a silicone, a polyurethane, a polyolefin, or particles,
wherein the laminate is waterproof and water vapor permeable, and
wherein at least one of the first water vapor permeable membrane and the second water vapor permeable membrane comprises a monolithic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,344

WELDABLE, FULLY ADHERED WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE SYSTEM FOR BLINDSIDE WATERPROOFING APPLICATIONS

CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MAT...

1. A membrane system, comprising:a thermoplastic polymer membrane;
a waterproof, puncture resistant reinforcing scrim disposed within the thermoplastic polymer membrane, the waterproof and non-wicking, puncture resistant reinforcing scrim having a uniform construction across the thermoplastic polymer membrane to the edges of the thermoplastic polymer membrane; and
a layer of adhesive applied to a center portion of the thermoplastic polymer membrane but not applied to the edges of the thermoplastic polymer membrane such that the edges of the thermoplastic polymer membrane can be thermally welded to an adjacent thermoplastic polymer membrane without fasteners passing through the waterproof and non-wicking, puncture resistant reinforcing scrim.

US Pat. No. 10,710,343

COEXTRUDED POLYMER FILM CONFIGURED FOR SUCCESSIVE IRREVERSIBLE DELAMINATION

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A film comprising:a co-extruded stack of polymer layers, the polymer layers being organized into layer packets, each layer packet comprising a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer, the second layer being disposed between the first layer and the third layer;
a packet interface between first and third layers of adjacent layer packets, the packet interface exhibiting a first peel force of 1 g/inch or greater; and
layer interfaces between adjacent first and second layers and adjacent second and third layers, the layer interfaces exhibiting a second peel force that is greater than the first peel force,
wherein the first layer has a first composition comprising a semi-crystalline polyester;
the second layer has a second composition different from the first composition and comprises a copolyester or styrenic block copolymer; and
the third layer has a third composition different from the first and second compositions and comprises a blend of olefin and styrenic block copolymer,
wherein the layer packets are separately irreversibly peelable from a remainder of the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,710,341

SHAPED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Petroceramics S.p.A., Mi...

1. Shaped composite material comprising an inner layer of CCM C/SiC/Si material comprising short and disorderly filaments, essentially consisting of carbon, and respective outer layers of C/SiC/Si material having a fabric structure, wherein the outer layers of C/SiC/Si material have outer friction surfaces, and wherein the shaped composite material has the following characteristics:flexural strength XY45° 60-90 MPa
flexural strength XY90° 120-170 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,710,339

HEATING GLAZING UNIT

AGC GLASS EUROPE, Louvai...

1. A laminated motor vehicle glass panel comprising:first and second glass sheets united by a thermoplastic interlayer sheet;
a system of conductive layers applied to a first face of the first glass sheet, wherein the first glass sheet has a reflection which is not greater than 8% on a second side of the first glass sheet opposite the first side of the first glass sheet when the first glass sheet is 4 mm thick;
an opaque masking strip, in contact with the first glass sheet on an edge of the first glass sheet, forming an interference optical system for at least partially neutralizing overall reflection on the first side of the first glass sheet, the opaque masking strip including an assembly of layers including (a) a first absorbent/reflective layer, (b) a second absorbent/reflective layer located between the first face of the first glass sheet and the first absorbent/reflective layer, and (c) plural dielectric layers, wherein at least part of the opaque masking strip is covered by the system of conductive layers, and wherein a thickness of the second absorbent/reflective layer is between a third and a tenth of a thickness of the first absorbent/reflective layer; and
electrical supply busbars in contact with the system of conductive layers where the at least part of the opaque masking strip is covered by the system of conductive layers,
wherein the assembly of layers of the opaque masking strip absorb visible radiation and is formed by cathode sputtering such that visible light transmission through the opaque masking strip is at most 1%,
wherein the second absorbent/reflective layer is made of metal or based on a metal compound, and the second absorbent/reflective layer comprises (1) a metal from a selected metal group, the selected metal group consisting of: W, Cr, Ta, Nb, Zr, Ti, Nb, Mo, V, Hf and NiCr, CoCr, ZrCr, NbCr and NiCrW, and stainless steels, (2) an alloy of metals from the selected metal group, (3) a partially nitrided compound of at least one metal from the selected metal group, (4) a completely nitrided compound of metal from the selected metal group, (5) a partially nitrided compound of at least one alloy including a metal from the selected metal group, or (6) a completely nitrided compound of at least one alloy including a metal from the selected metal group.

US Pat. No. 10,710,337

METAL AND/OR CERAMIC MICROLATTICE STRUCTURE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD

1. Metal and/or ceramic microlattice structure (1), comprising an alternation of first layers (C1) and of second layers (C2) in a first direction (D1) of the structure;each first layer (C1) comprising a plurality of first tubes (2.1) each extending in a plane parallel to a first reference plane (P1) defined by said first direction (D1) of the structure as well as by a second direction (D2) orthogonal to the first;each second layer (C2) comprising a plurality of second tubes (2.2) each extending in a plane parallel to a second reference plane (P2) defined by said first direction (D1) of the structure as well as by a third direction (D3) orthogonal to the first and distinct from the second;each first tube (2.1) defining, in said second direction (D2), an alternation of first and second loops (4 a, 4 b) open, respectively, in a first heading (S1) of the first direction, and in a second heading (S2) of the first direction opposite to the first;each second tube (2.2) defining, in said third direction (D3), an alternation of third and fourth loops (4 c, 4 d) open, respectively, in the first heading (S1) of the first direction, and in the second heading (S2) of the first direction;the first and second layers being interlocking with each other in such a way that through each first open loop (4 a) of each first tube (2.1) of any given first layer (C1), one of the fourth open loops (4 d) of one of the second tubes (2.2) of the second layer (C2) directly consecutive to said first given layer in the second heading (S2) of the first direction passes, the two loops in question (4 a, 4 d) being rigidly connected to each other at their respective loop bottoms in such a way as to form a first microlattice node (8.1);and in such a way that through each second open loop (4 b) of each first tube (2.1) of said first given layer (C1), one of the third open loops (4 c) of one of the second tubes (2.2) of the second layer (C2) directly consecutive to said first given layer in the first heading (S1) of the first direction passes, the two loops in question (4 b, 4 c) being rigidly connected to each other at their respective loop bottoms in such a way as to form a second microlattice node (8.2).

US Pat. No. 10,710,334

HIGH-STRENGTH WIND-RESISTANT SKID-RESISTANT WATERPROOF UNDERLAYMENT

HANGZHOU EVERGREEN WATERP...

18. A method of installing an underlayment on a roof, the method comprising:affixing a bottom surface of the underlayment to a roof structure;
laying one or more tiles on a top surface of the underlayment;
wherein the underlayment comprises:
a first non-woven fabric layer, a first film layer, a first asphalt layer, a cloth felt layer comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a second asphalt layer, a second non-woven fabric layer, a second film layer and a third non-woven fabric layer; wherein:
the cloth felt layer is disposed between the first asphalt layer and the second asphalt layer via hot-pressing at least the first asphalt layer on the first surface and the second asphalt layer on the second surface;
the first non-woven fabric layer, the first film layer, the first asphalt layer, the cloth felt layer, the second asphalt layer, the second non-woven fabric layer, the second film layer and the third non-woven fabric layer are laminated as one piece; and
the first film layer and the second film layer comprise elastic film layers, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,710,333

HEAT TRANSPORT STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A thermal transport structure comprising:at least two fixing portions; and
a thermally conductive portion between the fixing portions,
wherein the thermal transport structure has a resilience against bending of not more than 40 N/cm in a case where a distance between the fixing portions is shortened and the thermally conductive portion is compressed by 10% in length,
wherein the fixing portions and the thermally conductive portion are provided with at least two thermally conductive sheets,
wherein the thermally conductive sheets each is a graphite sheet or a graphite composite sheet obtained by covering, by a covering layer, at least a part of (i) a surface and (ii) an edge of the graphite sheet, and
wherein the graphite sheet has a thermal conductivity in a plane direction of not less than 900 W/m·K.

US Pat. No. 10,710,332

HEAT-INSULATION SHEET, ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAT-INSULATION SHEET

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A method for producing a heat-insulation sheet, comprising:in a state in which unwoven fabric fibers impregnated with a silica aerosol solution are placed between films, converting the silica aerosol solution to a gel to form a composite layer including the unwoven fabric fibers, and a silica xerogel that is located in a spatial volume in the unwoven fabric fibers; and
applying a pressure to the composite layer together with the films to form, on a first surface of the composite layer, a first silica xerogel layer including the silica xerogel, and to form, on a second surface of the composite layer a second silica xerogel layer including the silica xerogel, the second surface being located on the side opposite to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,331

VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of producing a vehicle interior component, the method comprising:forming a through hole in a board base of the vehicle interior component to extend through the board base in a direction from a first surface of the board base to a second surface of the board base with openings in the first surface of the board base and the second surface of the board base;
bonding a skin to the first surface of the board base;
holding a cross head of a composite tool against a section of the skin covering the through hole of the board base, wherein the composite tool including a shaft having an cross section with a contour corresponding to a contour of a mounting hole of a component mounting portion to be formed and the cross head including four blades protruding from an end surface of the shaft;
moving the composite tool in a direction from the first surface of the board base to the second surface of the board base until the cross head of the composite tool penetrates the section of the skin and the section is divided into the flaps; and
moving the composite tool until the shaft is inserted into the through hole and the flaps are folded along the inner peripheral wall of the through hole toward the opening of the through hole in the second surface of the board base.

US Pat. No. 10,710,330

METHOD OF USING A STERILIZATION WRAP SYSTEM

1. A sterilization wrap system comprising:an exterior panel comprising a permeable nonwoven material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the exterior panel having a first level of translucence; and
an interior panel comprising a permeable nonwoven material having barrier properties and having a first surface and a second opposing surface, the interior panel having a second level of translucence that is higher than the first level of translucence of the exterior panel, wherein the level of translucence of the interior panel falls within a range between transparent and opaque, wherein the interior panel includes a plurality of bond points and the bond points define discrete locations having higher translucence than locations on the permeable nonwoven material of the interior panel that are not bond points,
wherein the higher level of translucence of the interior panel compared to the exterior panel facilitates post-sterilization detection of breaches of the exterior panel when looking for light passing from the exterior panel of the wrap system through the interior panel of the wrap system after the wrap system is removed from a product that has been subjected to a sterilization cycle, wherein the difference in translucence as expressed in terms of light transmittance between the interior panel and the exterior panel is at least 15 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,710,329

HEAT PROTECTION PRODUCT

Zipper-Technik GmbH, Neu...

1. A heat protection product comprisinga felt layer comprising polysulfonamide fibers having a felt layer first side and a felt layer second side; and
a textile layer comprising inorganic fibers having a first side connected to the felt layer second side, and an opposite second side, wherein
said textile layer is bonded to a metal layer on at least the second side that is not in contact with the felt layer,
the felt layer first side is an outer layer of the heat protection product, and wherein
the felt layer first side defines a cold side (Tu) and an opposite outer side of the product defines a hot side (To),
the product exhibits 25% or less of the loss of insulating properties of a comparative product with layers of felt and textile respectively having the same or greater thickness as the respective felt layer and textile layer of the heat protection product but with the polysulfonamide fibers replaced with non-polysulfonamide fibers when exposed to the same temperature between 200° C. and 300° C. on the hot side (To) for the same duration, and
the reduction in insulation is measured by a change in the difference between a measured surface temperature at the hot side (To) and a measured surface temperature at the cold side (Tu).

US Pat. No. 10,710,328

WHEELED TRAILER SANDWICH STRUCTURE INCLUDING GROOVED OUTER SHEET

CellTech Metals, Inc., S...

22. A wheeled trailer sandwich structure comprising:outer metallic face sheets;
a metallic core sheet including alternating peaks and valleys therein, the core sheet affixed between the outer face sheets to create the wheeled trailer sandwich structure; and
a first of the outer face sheets including at least one elongated groove which inwardly projects toward a second of the outer face sheets, the groove including tapered sides spanned by a substantially flat bottom, the bottom having a lateral width at least three times greater than a depth.

US Pat. No. 10,710,327

METHODS FOR MAKING COMPOSITE PARTS FROM STACKED PARTIALLY CURED SUBLAMINATE UNITS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of forming a composite article, comprising:(a) applying adhesive on surfaces of a plurality of sublaminate units, each sublaminate unit comprising a multiplicity of plies, each ply comprising fibers impregnated with resin which has been initially cured to an initial cure stage of 30% to 50% of full cure;
(b) arranging the plurality of sublaminate units in a stack;
(c) pressing the stack of sublaminate units against a surface of a forming tool;
(d) heating the stack of sublaminate units to an intermediate temperature above a glass transition temperature of the resin for a time interval sufficient to intermediately cure the resin to an intermediate cure stage of 50% to 70% of full cure while the stack is in contact with the surface of the forming tool to form a composite laminate having a contour defined by the surface of the forming tool; and
(e) finally curing the resin in the composite laminate at a final temperature higher than the intermediate temperature to a final cure stage,
wherein steps (c) and (d) are performed concurrently during a time interval,
further comprising drilling an index hole in each sublaminate unit of the plurality of sublaminate units prior to step (a), wherein step (b) comprises passing a pin through the index hole in each sublaminate unit of the plurality of sublaminate units.

US Pat. No. 10,710,325

TUBULAR PROTECTOR ASSEMBLY

1. A tubular protector assembly for handling a tubular comprising:a cylindrical sleeve having an inner diameter configured to be disposed around an outer diameter of the tubular;
a plurality of layers of carbon fiber-based tape configured to be interposed between the outer diameter of the tubular and the inner diameter of the cylindrical sleeve; and
the cylindrical sleeve including:
a cage having a plurality of radially extending ridges interconnected with a plurality of axially extending ridges,
a plurality of open cells formed within the cage, and
each of the plurality of open cells including a multilayer cellular structural member therein, the multilayer cellular structural member having an outer-facing external steel plate, an internal plastic filament plate, an internal middle steel plate, and an inner-facing internal steel plate concentrically engaged theretogether.

US Pat. No. 10,710,324

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE FORMING DIE, AND HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE FORMING DIE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A manufacturing method of a honeycomb structure forming die comprising:a linear slit forming step of forming, in a kneaded material discharging surface of a die substrate, a plurality of linear slits which are straight from one end to the other end on the kneaded material discharging surface;
a slit sealing material disposing step of disposing a slit sealing material in parts of the plurality of linear slits; and
a back hole forming step of forming back holes to introduce a kneaded material, in a kneaded material introducing surface of the die substrate which is present on a side opposite to the kneaded material discharging surface,
wherein in the linear slit forming step, among the plurality of linear slits, the parts of the plurality of linear slits in which the slit sealing material is scheduled to be disposed are firstly formed,
then, the slit sealing material disposing step is performed to the parts of the plurality of linear slits, and
then, the residual linear slits other than the parts of the plurality of linear slits are formed after the slit sealing material disposing step.

US Pat. No. 10,710,320

CONTROLLING APPLICATION OF FORCES TO DIFFERENT PORTIONS OF OBJECT SURFACE USING FLEXIBLE WALL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of controlling application of forces to a first portion and a second portion of a surface of an object, the method comprising:sealing a flexible wall against a back support, the object disposed in a sealed space between the flexible wall and the back support, wherein a contact member is disposed inside the sealed space and is supported by a positioning device, operable to move the contact member relative to the flexible wall;
applying a first force to the first portion of the surface using the flexible wall; andapplying a second force to the second portion of the surface using the flexible wall.

US Pat. No. 10,710,319

CONTROLLING APPLICATION OF FORCES TO DIFFERENT PORTIONS OF OBJECT SURFACE USING BLADDER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of controlling application of forces to a first portion and a second portion of a surface of an object, the method comprising:applying a first force to the first portion of the surface of the object, the first force being applied using a bladder formed by a flexible wall, wherein a contact member is disposed inside the bladder; and
applying a second force to the second portion of the surface of the object, the second force being applied using the bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,710,318

HIGH SPEED COMPOSITE LAYUP VIA MULTIPLE MACHINES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:laying up a multi-layer laminate of fiber reinforced material onto a surface, by:
feeding a tape of fiber reinforced material to tape cutters which cut the tape into pieces;
picking up pieces of the fiber reinforced material via pick-and-place devices at each of multiple lamination units that are in sequence in a direction of travel of the surface; and
placing the pieces of fiber reinforced material via the pick-and-place devices to form a laminate as the surface changes position relative to the lamination units and multiple pieces are laid-up concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,710,317

COMPOSITE ROTATABLE ASSEMBLY FOR AN AXIAL-FLOW COMPRESSOR

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A composite turbomachine comprising:a spool comprised of fiber and resin; and
a plurality of blade assemblies, each one of the plurality of blade assemblies comprising:
a blade having a tip, a root, a leading edge, and a trailing edge, the blade mounted to a base at the root; and
a forward tang and an aft tang extending from the base, the forward tang extending forward of the leading edge proximate the root and the aft tang extending aft of the trailing edge proximate the root,
wherein the plurality of blade assemblies are arranged circumferentially around the spool at a first axial location,
wherein each blade assembly of the plurality of blade assemblies interlocks with an adjacent blade assembly of the plurality of blade assemblies and is retained in position by a first band overwrapping the forward tangs and a second band overwrapping the aft tangs so as to form a first stage,
wherein the first band extends axially beyond the forward tangs and the second band extends axially beyond the aft tangs, and
wherein an outer layer of abradable material is disposed on a first radially outer surface of the first band and on a second radially outer surface of the second band.

US Pat. No. 10,710,316

VACUUM KNIFE TOOL

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. A vacuum-assisted cutting tool, comprising:a core portion having one or more core flange apertures extending through a core flange, the core portion also having an insert extending from the core flange to a top surface of the insert; and
a knife portion having a knife edge extending around and beyond the insert such that the knife edge is spaced apart from the insert to allow for fluid transmission between the knife portion and the core portion.

US Pat. No. 10,710,315

METHOD THAT FORMS PATTERN ON FABRIC MEMBER AND FIXES PATTERN ON TRIM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A system that attaches a fabric member to a trim while forming a pattern in the fabric member, the system comprising:a first mold having a predetermined location where a trim having trim grooves can be placed;
a compression jig configured to be disposed on a fabric member having a predetermined shape, wherein the compression jig includes pattern protrusions to form a pattern in the fabric member and fixing protrusions to fix the fabric member to the trim, the first mold and the compression jig being arranged so that the fabric member can be placed on the trim at the predetermined location; and
a second mold having injection blades that protrude at predetermined locations of a molding side of the second mold and are configured to partially press the fabric member to fix the fabric member to the trim by inserting the fabric member into the trim.

US Pat. No. 10,710,314

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING A PRESS-IN ELEMENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for setting a press-in element into a workpiece formed of plastic or fiber composite material, the method comprising the steps of:fixing the workpiece;
introducing a hole into the workpiece;
positioning a press-in element over the hole introduced into the workpiece by a press-in unit; and
pressing the press-in element into the hole by actuating the press-in unit such that a plunger of the press-in unit, with the press-in element accommodated on or in the plunger, is fed in a feed direction toward the hole, wherein
the method is carried out via a single device that combines the preceding steps wherein the press-in element is held on or in the plunger of the press-in unit by an elastic element until the press-in element is pressed into the hole such that the press-in element is retained on or in the plunger of the press-in unit against action of inertia and shear forces.

US Pat. No. 10,710,313

NEAR-FIELD MICROWAVE HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A microwave heating system comprising:a variable-frequency microwave source characterized by a center frequency and a usable bandwidth about said center frequency;
a waveguide with an input side connected to said source and an output side terminating in a launch structure, said launch structure comprising a rectangular horn having a first and a second lateral dimension, with at least one of said first and second lateral dimensions being larger than the wavelength of the microwave energy at the frequency being applied;
a compliant, microwave-attenuating structure around the periphery of said launch structure to sealably engage the surface of a workpiece, said workpiece having at least one polymer component to be cured; and,
a means for pressing said workpiece against said microwave-attenuating structure so that substantially all of said polymer component to be cured lies within one wavelength of said launch structure at the frequency being applied, and said compliant microwave-attenuatinq structure is compressed against said workpiece sufficiently to effectively attenuate microwave leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,710,312

INDUCTION WELDABLE PIPE CONNECTOR HAVING THERMALLY INSULATED INDUCTION WELDABLE SOCKET MOUTH RIMS

HULIOT AGRICULTURAL COOPE...

1. An induction weldable pipe connector for use with a plastic pipe, the plastic pipe having a pipe end, an external peripheral pipe surface, an internal peripheral pipe surface, and an annular pipe end face, the induction weldable pipe connector comprising:(a) a tubular induction weldable mounting having an induction weldable mounting centerline and an opposite pair of induction weldable sockets, said induction weldable mounting including:i) a thermoplastic solder lining having an external solder lining surface, an internal solder lining surface and an opposite pair of annular solder lining rims, and
ii) a solid ferromagnetic metal susceptor sleeve entirely peripherally enveloping said solder lining, said susceptor sleeve having an external susceptor sleeve surface, an internal susceptor sleeve surface and an opposite pair of annular susceptor sleeve end faces, said internal susceptor sleeve surface being in intimate contact with said external solder lining surface,
said solder lining extending beyond said susceptor sleeve along said induction weldable mounting centerline such that said opposite pair of annular solder lining rims are lateral to said opposite pair of annular susceptor sleeve end faces and extend radially outward with respect to said induction weldable mounting centerline for covering said opposite pair of annular susceptor sleeve end faces;(b) a tubular cover mounted on said induction weldable mounting for peripherally enveloping same and having an opposite pair of annular induction weldable socket mouth rims lateral to said opposite pair of annular solder lining rims and thermally insulated from said opposite pair of susceptor sleeve end faces by said opposite pair of annular solder lining rims; and(c) a tubular pipe tang mounted inside said induction weldable mounting for destining an induction weldable socket of said opposite pair of induction weldable sockets as an induction weldable pipe socket,the arrangement being such that said solder lining has an internal solder lining surface diameter requiring a forced sliding insertion of the pipe end into said induction weldable pipe socket,
said pipe tang being dimensioned for sealing against the internal peripheral pipe surface and said opposite pair of annular induction weldable socket mouth rims being dimensioned for sealing against the external peripheral pipe surface on said sliding insertion of the pipe end into said induction weldable pipe socket,
whereupon, on application of electromagnetic induction energy to the induction weldable pipe connector, said susceptor sleeve melts said solder lining, said melted solder lining being entrapped by said susceptor sleeve, said pipe tang and said opposite pair of annular induction weldable socket mouth rims thereby forming a welded sealed joint with the pipe end.

US Pat. No. 10,710,311

SERVO-DRIVEN ULTRASONIC WELDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WELDING TO A THIN PART WITHOUT READ-THROUGH

Dukane IAS, LLC, St. Cha...

1. An ultrasonic welding method for joining a first thermoplastic part and a second thermoplastic part without causing visible read-through on an exposed surface of the second part, comprising:arranging the first part on an inner surface of the second part, the inner surface being opposite the exposed surface, the first part having an interface portion contacting the inner surface;
causing a horn of an ultrasonic welding stack to be pressed against the first part by applying ultrasonic energy oscillating at a frequency in a range of 45-70 kHz through the horn, to thereby join the first part and the second part together, the horn having at least one protruding distal portion configured to penetrate through the first part as the ultrasonic energy is imparted through the horn, the at least one protruding distal portion having a length longer than a thickness of the first part, wherein a collapse distance of a weld formed at the interface portion is less than the thickness of the first part, to avoid read-through effects on the exposed surface of the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,710,309

SONIC LABEL WELDING UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MULTI-LAYERED CARE LABEL

AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INF...

1. A sonic label welding device for welding multiple labels together using ultrasonic welding, comprising:a digital controls main menu screen comprising touch screen buttons that are utilized to go to specific screens and the touch screen buttons include one or more of the following: a registration button, a cut to length button, a printer screen button, and a timer button;
an anvil;
a head;
a converter;
a sonic horn; and
a power supply; and
wherein the power supply delivers an electrical signal, the converter converts the electrical signal into a mechanical vibration, and the sonic horn applies the high frequency, mechanical vibration to the multiple labels to be welded together.

US Pat. No. 10,710,308

HEATING AND COOLING OF EXTRUSION TOOL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafa...

1. A three dimensional (3D) printer system comprising:a build platform;
a carriage configured to hold different manufacturing tools, including an extrusion tool;
a rack configured to hold the different manufacturing tools, including the extrusion tool, when not mounted on the carriage;
a heating device associated with the extrusion tool;
a 3D motion system coupled with the carriage and configured to move the carriage between the rack and a build space associated with the build platform, and to move the carriage within the build space associated with the build platform;
one or more computer storage media having instructions stored thereon; and
one or more data processing apparatus configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising
identifying a first point in a manufacturing process when the extrusion tool will be mounted on the carriage and in position to extrude material in the build space,
determining a second point, which precedes the first point in the manufacturing process, when the extrusion tool will be located on the rack, wherein a time between the second point and the first point in the manufacturing process is determined in accordance with the material to be extruded by the extrusion tool, and
triggering the heating device to begin pre-heating the extrusion tool at the second point before mounting of the extrusion tool to the carriage by the 3D motion system, such that the material in the extrusion tool is melted by the first point in the manufacturing process;
wherein the heating device is integrated with the extrusion tool, the system comprises a cooling device associated with the extrusion tool, and the one or more data processing apparatus are configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising triggering the cooling device to reduce a temperature of the extrusion tool when the extrusion tool is relocated on the rack after use of the extrusion tool in the manufacturing process;
wherein the one or more data processing apparatus are configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising:
identifying a third point after the first point in the manufacturing process when use of the extrusion tool will end and the extrusion tool will be relocated on the rack;
determining a fourth point, which succeeds the third point in the manufacturing process, when the extrusion tool will be relocated on the rack, wherein a time between the third point and the fourth point in the manufacturing process is determined in accordance with the material extruded by the extrusion tool and the temperature of the extrusion tool during the material extrusion; and
operating the cooling device until the fourth point in the manufacturing process to reduce the temperature of the extrusion tool;
wherein the one or more data processing apparatus are configured to execute the instructions to determine the fourth point by performing operations comprising repeatedly recalculating a cooling equation using actively collected temperature measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,710,306

SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

1. A method of separating an additively manufactured article from a support structure, the method comprising:heating an interface layer coupling an article constructed by layer wise addition of layers on the interface layer; and
cooling the interface layer such that the interface layer fractures, wherein cooling the interface layer includes cooling the interface layer to a temperature that is below a ductile-to brittle transition temperature of a material forming the interface layer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,304

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK PIECE WITH PROCESS TEMPERATURE CONTROL

SLM Solutions Group AG, ...

1. An apparatus for producing a three-dimensional work piece, the apparatus comprising:a process chamber accommodating a carrier for receiving a raw material powder,
an irradiation device for selectively irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation onto the raw material powder applied onto the carrier in order to produce the work piece from said raw material powder by an additive layer construction method, the irradiation device comprising at least one radiation source and at least one optical unit with a plurality of optical elements;
a heat transfer arrangement configured to transfer heat generated by a heat source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device; and
a control unit configured to control the heat transfer arrangement so as to adjust a temperature of the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device, wherein the heat transfer arrangement comprises a heat transfer circuit in which a heat transfer fluid circulates and which is configured to be thermally coupled to the heat source and to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device so as to transfer the heat generated by the heat source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device,
wherein the heat transfer arrangement is further configured to transfer cooling energy generated by a cooling energy source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device.

US Pat. No. 10,710,303

TECHNIQUES FOR BUILD PLATFORM PART RELEASE IN ADDITIVE FABRICATION AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Formlabs, Inc., Somervil...

1. An additive fabrication device configured to form layers of material on a build surface, the additive fabrication device comprising:a build platform comprising:
a rigid structure;
a flexible layer attached to the rigid structure, wherein some, but not all, portions of the flexible layer are attached to the rigid structure, and wherein a surface of the flexible layer forms the build surface on which the additive fabrication device is configured to form layers of material; and
at least one first mechanism configured to be actuated to apply a force to the flexible surface, thereby deforming at least part of the flexible surface away from the rigid structure.

US Pat. No. 10,710,302

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED SUCCESSIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

R3 PRINTING, INC., Wilmi...

1. A print area, for accepting and subsequently ejecting an object printed thereon by a 3-dimensional printer, the print area comprising:a build plane;
a replenishing mechanism located below the build plane and a holding bracket, the replenishing mechanism having a vertical actuator having a top end, a lift platform connected to the top end, and the holding bracket having a perimeter, wherein the holding bracket is positioned directly beneath the build plane and wherein the perimeter defines an outer boundary of the build plane;
a plurality of vertically-stacked build platforms contained within the holding bracket, each build platform having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a plurality of walls extending therebetween,
wherein the top surface is configured to adhere to the object and is even with the build plane,
wherein the holding bracket is sized to accommodate the plurality of vertically-stacked build platforms, and
wherein the replenishing mechanism is capable of lifting each build platform above the build plane via the vertical actuator exerting an upward force on the plurality of vertically-stacked build platforms; and
a push mechanism, having a horizontal actuator attached to a plow, where the plow is located proximately to the holding bracket,
wherein the horizontal actuator is configured to provide sufficient force to eject one of the plurality of vertically-stacked build platforms raised above the build plane beyond the perimeter of the holding bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,710,301

MATERIAL SETS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A material set, comprising:a powder bed material, comprising composite particles including glass beads coated with polyamide-12 polymer, wherein the composite particles have an average particle size from 20 ?m to 200 ?m, wherein the polyamide-12 polymer includes greater than 80 meq/g carboxylic end groups and less than 40 meq/g amino end groups; and
a fusing agent comprising an energy absorber capable of absorbing electromagnetic radiation to produce heat.

US Pat. No. 10,710,299

STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 3D PRINTING METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LIGHT MODULES

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A stereolithography 3D printing method for multiple light modules, the stereolithography 3D printing method for multiple light modules being applied to a stereolithography 3D printer comprising a first light module and a second light module, the stereolithography 3D printing method for multiple light modules comprising following steps of:a) retrieving a plurality of slice images respectively corresponding to a plurality of layers of 3D object data, and a plurality of offsets respectively corresponding to the plurality of layers of the 3D object data, wherein one of the offsets has the same value as another of the offsets, and one of the offsets has a different value from another of the offsets;
b) selecting one of the slice images;
c) adjusting a first light irradiation range of the first light module and a second light irradiation range of the second light module according to the offset corresponding to the same layer as the selected slice image, wherein there is no overlapping light irradiation in an axis direction between the adjusted first light irradiation range and the adjusted second light irradiation range;
d) moving the first light module and second light module along the axis direction, and controlling the first light module to irradiate based on the adjusted first light irradiation range and the second light module to irradiate based on the adjusted second light irradiation range for manufacturing the layer of a physical slice model according to the selected slice image; and
e) executing the steps b) to the step d) repeatedly until all of the physical slice models corresponding to the 3D object data are manufactured.

US Pat. No. 10,710,297

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER AND OPERATING METHOD FOR THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional printer comprising:a plurality of print heads installed to be movable horizontally and inject color photocurable chemical inks, respectively;
a stage on which the color photocurable chemical inks injected from the plurality of print heads are stacked, wherein the plurality of print heads each comprise a head chip injecting a respective color photocurable chemical ink; and
a light source moveable with respect to the stage, and
wherein the head chip comprises:
an ink chamber to contain the respective color photocurable chemical ink,
a heater inside the head chip to apply heat to the respective color photocurable chemical ink in the ink chamber to generate a bubble inside the ink chamber, and
a nozzle to infect the respective color chemical ink responsive to an increase in an internal pressure of the ink chamber occurring when the bubble is generated inside the ink chamber while the heater applies heat to the respective color chemical ink,
wherein the light source horizontally moves together with the plurality of print heads along the stage to irradiate light to the respective color photocurable chemical ink injected from the nozzle and stacked on the stage,
the plurality of print heads and the light source are installed to be movable horizontally in a first direction, and
the stage is installed to be movable horizontally in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and the stage is installed to be movable upward and downward.

US Pat. No. 10,710,296

FORMATION OF THREE DIMENTIONAL OBJECTS INCLUDING MAGNETIC MATERIAL

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. An article comprising:a plurality of layers of a first polymeric material; and
at least one layer of a second polymeric material comprising a magnetic material, wherein the at least one layer of the second polymeric material is disposed on at least one layer of the first polymeric material, and wherein particles of the magnetic material in the at least one layer of the second polymeric material is magnetically aligned, after the disposition, by a pair of magnetic plates with opposing polarities.

US Pat. No. 10,710,295

PROTECTIVE COVERING FOR WOOD PRODUCTS

Intertape Polymer Corp., ...

1. A protective covering comprising:a woven scrim comprising:
a first edge parallel with a warp direction and a second edge opposite the first edge;
a first edge band proximate the first edge and a second edge band proximate the second edge; each of the first edge band and the second edge band comprising a plurality of weft tapes and a plurality of high-shrinkage warp tapes; wherein each of the first edge band and the second edge band has a width, said each width being juxtaposed to the first edge and the second edge, respectively;
a continuous central portion of greater width than that of the first and the second edge bands, the continuous central portion positioned in between the first and the second edge bands, the continuous central portion comprising a plurality of non high-shrinkage warp tape and non high-shrinkage weft tape, so that the continuous central portion has a shrinkage that is less than a shrinkage of the first and the second edge band such that the first and the second edge bands are configured for constriction about a load upon application of heat; and
a coating on at least one major surface of the woven scrim.

US Pat. No. 10,710,294

SCREEN PROTECTOR INSTALLATION MACHINE

ZAGG Intellectual Propert...

1. A screen protector installation machine configured to install a screen protector on a mobile device, the machine comprising:a base comprising an impression configured to receive and secure the mobile device;
a lid coupled to the base and closable over the base;
the lid having an open position, a closed position over the base, and an intermediate position over and spaced-apart from the base;
an opening in the lid, the lid configured to carry a screen protector laminate across the opening and over the impression when the lid is in the closed position, the lid configured to receive and secure a web of the laminate carrying a screen protector and a backing with a tab;
a pair of rails carried by the base on opposite sides of the impression and having a leading end and a trailing end, the trailing end declining towards the base;
a pair of tracks carried by the lid on opposite sides of the opening;
a first slider carried by the lid and slidable along the pair of tracks, and comprising a first handle and a spool, the spool having a slot configured to receive the tab of the screen protector laminate, the first slider sliding from an initial position to a subsequent position at the trailing end of the pair of rails;
the spool being rotatable as the first slider slides configured to wind the backing of the laminate around the spool and remove the backing from the screen protector as the first slider slides from the initial position to the subsequent position;
a pair of wheels coupled to the first slider and riding on the pair of rails of the base when the lid is in the intermediate position, the pair of wheels declining on the trailing end of the pair of rails to allow the lid to move from the intermediate position to the closed position; and
a second slider carried by the lid and slidable back and forth along the pair of tracks, and comprising a second handle and a roller, the roller configured to abut to the web of the laminate and press the screen protector against the mobile device as the second slider slides back and forth while the lid is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,710,293

COMPOSITE ARTICLE ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A composite article assembly method, the composite article assembly method comprising the steps of:axially aligning web-based first and second thermoformed workpieces within an assembly station along an assembly alignment axis;
directing the first and second workpieces toward one another within the assembly station along the assembly alignment axis; and
assembling the first and second workpieces along the assembly alignment axis within the assembly station thereby forming a composite article.

US Pat. No. 10,710,292

SKIN-EQUIPPED HOLLOW MOLDED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

KYORAKU CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A skin-equipped hollow molded article, comprising:a hollow molded article main body made of a thermoplastic and having a first molded body part including a front surface wall, a second molded body part including a back surface wall, and an outer side wall surface of the front surface wall jointly formed with an outer side wall surface of the back surface wall; and
skins integrally bonded to the respective front and back surface walls, wherein:
a first skin bonded to the front surface wall is a napped-type skin;
a second skin bonded to the back surface wall having a thickness smaller than a thickness of the first skin;
wherein the outer side wall surface of the front surface wall to which the first skin is bonded protrudes outward more than the outer side wall surface of the back surface wall to which the second skin is bonded in a parting line formed on an outer side wall surface of the hollow molded article main body with the first molded body part and the second molded body part being integrally formed by fusion; and
wherein the outer side wall surface of the front surface wall is provided with a cut surface formed along the parting line for deburring.

US Pat. No. 10,710,291

FRONT PLATE FOR ONBOARD LCD DEVICE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A front panel for on-board liquid crystal displays, having a layer containing a high hardness resin composition (B) on at least one side of a layer containing a resin (A) comprising a polycarbonate resin (a1), and further having a hard coat layer having irregularities on the layer containing a high hardness resin composition (B), wherein the front panel satisfies the following conditions (i) to (iv):(i) the thickness of the layer containing a high hardness resin composition (B) is 10 to 250 ?m, and the total thickness of the layer containing a resin (A) comprising a polycarbonate resin (a1) and the layer containing a high hardness resin composition (B) is 100 to 3,000 ?m;
(ii) the high hardness resin composition (B) consists of any one of the following resin compositions (B1) to (B3):
Resin composition (B1)
A copolymer resin comprising a (meth)acrylic acid ester constituent unit (a) represented by the following general formula (1), and an aliphatic vinyl constituent unit (b) represented by the following general formula (2), wherein the total ratio of the methacrylic acid ester constituent unit (a) and the aliphatic vinyl constituent unit (b) is 90 to 100 mol % of all constituent units of the copolymer resin, and the ratio of the (meth)acrylic acid ester constituent unit (a) is 65 to 80 mol % of all constituent units of the copolymer resin:

 wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R2 is an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms

 wherein R3 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R4 is a cyclohexyl group optionally having a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
Resin composition (B2)
A resin composition comprising 55 to 10% by mass of a resin (C) containing a vinyl monomer, and 45 to 90% by mass of a styrene-unsaturated dicarboxylic acid copolymer (D), wherein the styrene-unsaturated dicarboxylic acid copolymer (D) comprises 50 to 80% by mass of a styrene monomer unit (d1), 10 to 30% by mass of an unsaturated dicarboxylic anhydride monomer unit (d2), and 5 to 30% by mass of a vinyl monomer unit (d3); and
Resin composition (B3)
A resin composition comprising 95 to 45% by mass of a polycarbonate resin (E) and 5 to 55% by mass of a (meth)acrylate copolymer (F), wherein the (meth)acrylate copolymer (F) comprises an aromatic (meth)acrylate unit (f1) and a methacrylic acid ester monomer unit (f2) at a mass ratio (f1/f2) of 10 to 50/40 to 90, the weight average molecular weight of the polycarbonate resin (E) is 37,000 to 71,000, and the weight average molecular weight of the (meth)acrylate copolymer (F) is 5,000 to 30,000;
(iii) the retardation of the front panel is 3,000 nm or more; and
(iv) the standard deviation of the second derivative of the irregular shape of the hard coat layer having irregularities is 0.1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,710,290

MOLD PLATEN, MOLD CLAMPING DEVICE, INJECTION MOLDING DEVICE

U-MHI PLATECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A mold platen, comprising:a mold plate to which a mold is attached;
a rear-surface plate provided opposite to the mold plate;
coupling portions configured to be coupled to respective tie rods at four corners of the mold plate and the rear-surface plate;
a cylindrical rib that is provided between the mold plate and the rear-surface plate and is located at a center part of the mold plate and the rear-surface plate;
a diagonal reinforcing rib that is provided between the mold plate and the rear-surface plate and is configured to connect the cylindrical rib and each of the coupling portions; and
a longitudinal/lateral reinforcing rib that is provided between the mold plate and the rear-surface plate and extends from the cylindrical rib toward a position between the adjacent coupling portions, wherein
a dimension L2 of a part of the longitudinal/lateral reinforcing rib connected with the rear-surface plate is equal to or lower than 1/2 of a dimension L1 of a part of the longitudinal/lateral reinforcing rib connected with the mold plate, or the longitudinal/lateral reinforcing rib is connected with the mold plate and the cylindrical rib but is not connected with the rear-surface plate.

US Pat. No. 10,710,289

CASING COMPONENT, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR A CASING COMPONENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A manufacturing method, comprising:forming a metal layer on a base film by vacuum vapor depositioning under a specific temperature condition and a specific pressure condition so that the metal layer comprising a metal material has a frost-column shape,
wherein the frost-column shape of the metal layer corresponds to a restriction structure that suppresses stretchability of the metal layer;
forming a plurality of fine cracks in the metal layer by biaxially stretching the base film;
forming a decorating film including the metal layer;
forming a transfer film by adhering a carrier film to the decorating film; and
forming a molding part so that the decorating film is transferred from the transfer film to a molding resin by one of an in-mold molding method or a hot stamping method.

US Pat. No. 10,710,288

MOLDED PRODUCT, ELECTRICAL PRODUCT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MOLDED PRODUCT

NISSHA CO., LTD., Kyoto-...

1. A molded product comprising:a molded article that includes a main body made of resin and a standing wall made of resin, the standing wall integrally standing up from an end portion of the main body;
a decorative sheet that includes a base film and a conductive circuit layer, the base film continuously covering from a main body front surface of the main body to a wall front surface of the standing wall, the conductive circuit layer being disposed between the base film and a molded article front surface of the molded article, the decorative sheet being integrated with the molded article to implement a decoration; and
a flexible printed circuit board disposed between the molded article and the conductive circuit layer, the flexible printed circuit board being partially embedded into and integrated with the standing wall, the flexible printed circuit board being electrically connected to the conductive circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,286

IN-MOLD CARPET LAMINATION

NYX, INC., Livonia, MI (...

1. A process for fabricating a molded carpet laminate, comprising:supporting a carpet layer in a molding tool that has first and second mold dies that define a mold cavity there between, at least one of the first or second mold dies being moveable such that the mold tool has a closed position, a partially closed position, and an open position relative to the mold cavity, and the carpet layer has a working side and a finish side, the finish side facing the first mold die, wherein the supporting of the carpet layer includes supporting the carpet layer on one or more eccentric pins in the molding tools, each of the eccentric pins including first and second offset pin sections;
with the carpet layer in the molding tool and the mold tool in the open position, moving the first and second mold dies from the open position to the partially closed position;
in the partially closed position, injecting a heated polymer material into the mold cavity against the working side of the carpet layer, the heated polymer material incompletely filling the mold cavity on the working side of the carpet layer;
moving the first and second mold dies from the partially closed position to the closed position to spread the heated polymer material and fill the mold cavity on the working side of the carpet layer to form a molded polymer wall, the molded polymer wall adhering to the working side of the carpet layer to form a molded carpet laminate; and
moving the first and second mold dies from the closed position and cooling the molded carpet laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,710,285

MOLDING SYSTEM FOR PREPARING FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE ARTICLE

CORETECH SYSTEM CO., LTD....

1. A molding system for preparing an injection-molded article, comprising:a molding machine;
a mold disposed on the molding machine and having a mold cavity for being filled with a molding resin;
a processing module configured to generate a mixed anisotropic viscosity distribution of the molding resin in the mold cavity based on a molding condition for the molding machine, wherein the mixed anisotropic viscosity distribution of the molding resin is generated by taking into consideration an extension rate distribution and a shear rate distribution of the molding resin; and
a controller coupled to the processing module and configured to control the molding machine with the molding condition using the generated extension rate distribution and the generated shear rate distribution of the molding resin to perform an actual molding process for preparing the injection-molded article.

US Pat. No. 10,710,284

EXPANSION DEVICE AND MOLDING SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An expansion device, comprising:an irradiation unit configured to irradiate a thermally expandable sheet placed on a placing unit with light;
a conveyance unit configured to reciprocably convey the irradiation unit between a first position and a second position;
an exhaust fan fixed to a housing and configured to discharge air from the housing; and
an air supply fan which is movable with the irradiation unit and configured to supply outside air into the housing,
wherein the exhaust fan is provided at a position where air can be discharged from an area of the second position when the irradiation unit is returned from the first position to the second position after being moved from the second position toward the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,710,283

MEMBRANE SURFACE HYDROPHOBICITY THROUGH ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC FILM PATTERNING

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A roll-to-roll system for forming a hydrophobic polymer membrane surface, comprising:a heated carrier belt;
a repository of polymer material arranged to deposit the polymer material onto the carrier to create a heated polymer, wherein the polymer material contains polyelectrolytes;
an electrode belt positioned opposite the carrier belt;
an electric field generator positioned to generate an electric field between the carrier belt and the electrode belt and to infuse a pattern into the heated polymer to form a patterned polymer film;
a first solvent bath to rinse the patterned polymer film; and
a second solvent bath to set the pattern in the patterned polymer film.

US Pat. No. 10,710,282

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MEMBRANE FOR AN ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

SSI New Material (Zhenjia...

1. A method of manufacturing a membrane for an electro-acoustic transducer, the method comprising the steps of:spray coating one or more layers of a liquid elastomer solution on a mold having a desired membrane geometry;
allowing the liquid elastomer to cure; and
removing the cured elastomer in the shape of the membrane off the mold,
wherein the mold comprises one or more recesses configured to accept a component of an electro-acoustic transducer,
wherein the method further comprises a step of placing a component of the electro-acoustic transducer into the one or more recesses in the mold before the spray-coating step, and wherein the component of the electro-acoustic transducer is adhered to the cured elastomer after the removal step without the use of an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,710,281

ELECTRIC FIELD “Z” DIRECTION ALIGNMENT OF NANOPARTICLES IN POLYMER SOLUTIONS

The University of Akron, ...

1. A method of preparing a polymer film having an oriented dispersed material, the method comprising:casting a multi-layer polymer solution having a top surface, the multi-layer polymer solution comprising:
a first polymer solution layer having a first polymer, a first solvent, and a dispersed material, and
a second polymer solution layer forming the top surface on the first polymer solution layer and having a second polymer and a second solvent,
where the second polymer solution layer is at least partially immiscible with the first polymer solution layer,
supplying an electric field across an electric field application zone, where the electric field is generated by a first, mesh electrode having a first charge and a second electrode having a charge opposite of the first charge,
passing the multi-layer polymer solution through the electric field application zone being supplied with the electric field, where the top surface of the multi-layer polymer solution contacts the first electrode to form an imprinted roughness in the top surface dictated by the mesh of the first electrode and to induce orientation of the dispersed material in the first polymer solution layer,
evaporating the first solvent and the second solvent to thereby form a multi-layer polymer film comprising respective first and second polymer layers, and
removing the second polymer layer carrying the imprinted roughness from the first polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,280

METHODS OF FORMING SEALS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of forming a seal about at least a portion of an object, using a form, comprising a non-metallic solidified material, at least one through lateral opening, a distal axial opening, a proximal axial opening, and a lateral wall, between the distal axial opening and the proximal axial opening, configured such that at least a portion of the at least one through lateral opening is spiral-shaped, the method comprising:placing the form about the at least a portion of the object;
flowing a viscous substance into the form and about the at least a portion of the object; and
removing the form from the object by unwinding or unraveling the form to form the seal.

US Pat. No. 10,710,279

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING DUST AGENT FREE VULCANIZED RUBBER PRODUCTS

Garware Bestretch Limited...

1. A process for the manufacture of a substantially smooth, dust free, rubber sheet, comprising:calendering a rubber material into a rubber sheet;
combining the rubber sheet on a drum with a separator such that layers of the separator separate layers of the rubber sheet, wherein the separator is a tightly weaved, low shrinkage, thermoplastic textile and wherein no dusting agent is applied to the rubber sheet;
heating the combined rubber sheet and separator so as to vulcanize the rubber sheet; and
separating the vulcanized rubber sheet from the separator,
wherein the separator is plain weaved and has a thread count of at least 109×76 threads per square inch;
wherein the separator is chemically treated with a silicone;
wherein the separator is thermally stabilized after treatment with the silicone by heating the separator to above the temperature of vulcanizing prior to combining the separator with the rubber sheet; and
wherein the thermoplastic material of the thermoplastic textile is selected from the group consisting of nylon and polyester.

US Pat. No. 10,710,277

REINFORCED BLADDER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A reinforced bladder that comprises:a bladder with a cross-sectional shape formed of a polymeric material; and
a number of reinforcements, each of the number of reinforcements covering only a portion of the cross-sectional shape such that part of the cross-sectional shape remains uncovered by the number of reinforcements, such that the number of reinforcements comprises a first reinforcement that connects a first end reinforcement to a second end reinforcement such that:
the first end reinforcement that circumferentially surrounds the bladder along a first portion of a length of the bladder at a first end of the bladder; and
the second end reinforcement that circumferentially surrounds the bladder along a second portion of the length of the bladder at a second end of the bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,710,276

MOULD TOOL

SURFACE GENERATION LIMITE...

1. A mould tool assembly comprising:a mould tool component having a temperature control face disposed in thermal contact with a mould face, the mould tool component defining a fluid chamber and a plurality of baffles that extend from a periphery of the fluid chamber toward an interior of the fluid chamber, the plurality of baffles being configured to separate the fluid chamber into a plurality of sub-chambers that are open to one another and that are disposed adjacent to one another around the periphery of the fluid chamber;
a temperature control arrangement comprising a fluid outlet directed towards the temperature control face; and,
a diffuser disposed between the temperature control arrangement and the temperature control face,
wherein the diffuser is configured to direct fluid flow from the fluid outlet into each of the plurality of sub-chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,710,275

CONTAINER TREATMENT SYSTEM AND AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE MACHINE

KRONES Aktiengesellschaft...

1. A container treatment system (1, 13) for producing or processing products or groups of products, the container treatment system (1, 13) comprising:at least two different container treatment modules, each having: (i) at least one working area (AP) with at least one exchangeable working tool (2) located at an exchange position on the at least one working area, or (ii) at least one adaptable format part located at an exchange position on the at least one working area (AP); and
at least one automatic exchange machine (10) that is movable to each working area (AP), wherein the at least one automatic exchange machine (10) is capable of exchanging the at least one exchangeable working tool (2) at each exchange position or adapting the at least one adaptable format part at each exchange position,
and wherein one of the at least two container treatment modules operates, during an exchange cycle for the one of the at least two container treatment modules, in an intermittent, strokewise manner;
and wherein, per stroke of the one of the at least two container treatment modules during the exchange cycle, the at least one automatic exchange machine (10) retrieves one exchangeable working tool (2) from the exchange position and stores it in a magazine,
and wherein, on a subsequent stroke of the one of the at least two container treatment modules during the exchange cycle, the at least one automatic exchange machine (10) mounts one exchangeable working tool (2) at the exchange position, wherein the at least one exchangeable working tool (2) is a blow mold.

US Pat. No. 10,710,274

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THERMOPLASTIC MOULDING COMPOUND

INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP G...

1. A process for producing a thermoplastic molding composition by an extruder, comprising:at least one feed zone,
at least one mixing section,
at least one venting section, and
at least one discharge zone,
wherein:
a water-containing first component of the thermoplastic molding composition and a second component of the thermoplastic molding composition are introduced in the at least one feed zone,
the thermoplastic molding composition is mixed and water present is evaporated in the at least one mixing section,
water vapor is removed from the thermoplastic molding composition in the at least one venting section, and
the thermoplastic molding composition is discharged in the at least one discharge zone, and
wherein:
at least one mixing barrel section of the mixing section is maintained at a temperature which is the same as or lower than the temperature of the thermoplastic molding composition within the mixing section,
a first mixing barrel section and/or a second mixing barrel section is/are operated adiabatically, and
at least one barrel section of the venting section is heated by temperature-control equipment in a manner such that the temperature of the at least one barrel section of the venting section is higher than the temperature of at least one mixing barrel section, and/or
at least one barrel section of the discharge zone is heated by temperature-control equipment in a manner such that the temperature of the at least one barrel section of the discharge zone is higher than the temperature of at least one mixing barrel section.

US Pat. No. 10,710,273

NONMETALLIC COLLECTOR

Con-Tech Manufacturing, I...

1. A non-metallic collector for use on a concrete mixer truck, the collector comprising:an inner wall structure having a bottom portion, curved and sloping sidewalls extending upwardly and away from the bottom portion, and upright front and back walls extending generally upwardly from the bottom portion, wherein the bottom portion defines an opening;
an outer wall structure configured to substantially and closely surround the inner wall structure, the outer wall structure attached to the inner wall structure via a plurality of connecting ribs therebetween, the outer wall structure further having a first and second attachment surface configured to cooperate with mounting elements of the concrete mixer truck, the attachment surfaces positioned at a first and second outer edge of the outer wall structure which is adjacent an upper edge of the sidewalls of the inner wall structure;
wherein the inner wall, outer wall, and connecting ribs are formed of a non-metallic material that is capable of being molded, has a predetermined surface friction, and predetermined material strength characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,710,271

CASTING MOLD FOR PRODUCING A MOLDED INSULATING PART

CUYLITS HOLDING GmbH, Be...

1. A method for producing a molded insulating part for thermal insulation using a casting tool, the method consisting of the steps of:producing an inorganic pulp (2) composed of water (3), glass fibers and/or mineral fibers (4) and sheet silicate (5); wherein the glass fibers and/or mineral fibers (4) are heat resistant up to a temperature ranging from 600° C. to above 1000° C.,
pouring the pulp (2) into a cavity (6) of the casting tool (7) whose wall is at least partially water-permeable, which cavity (6) has on at least one side the negative shape of the molded insulating part (1) to be produced,
removing the aqueous fraction present in the pulp (2), by using a sub atmospheric pressure, produced within the casting tool (7) relative to normal atmospheric pressure, opening of the casting tool (7) and subsequent taking-out of the molded insulating part (1) produced,
wherein a pulp (2) produced using water (3) for producing the molded insulating part (1) comprises of a glass fiber/sheet silicate mixture or mineral fiber/sheet silicate mixture having a proportion of sheet silicate (5) in a range from 0.5% to 2.5% and a proportion of glass fibers and/or mineral fibers (4) of from 0.3 to 1.5%,
wherein the casting tool (7) consists of a lower tool (8) and an upper tool (9) which closes this and the cavity (6) present in the casting tool (7) corresponds at least on one side to the negative shape of the molded insulating part (1) to be produced, where at least one inner surface of the casting tool (7) has a plurality of individual holes (14.1, 14.2).

US Pat. No. 10,710,270

ATTACHING OBJECTS MADE OF DISSIMILAR MATERIALS USING A MOLDED ATTACHMENT BLOCK

1. A method for attaching a first object made of a first material to one or more second objects made of one or more of a plurality of second materials dissimilar to said first material of said first object without any bonding material, using a molded attachment block, said method comprising:creating anchoring grooves at opposing sections on a surface of said first object made of said first material, wherein said anchoring grooves anchor tension bearing members on said first object;
positioning a constrained assembly comprising mold end members and threaded members, proximal to said created anchoring grooves at said opposing sections on said surface of said first object, said mold end members comprising openings for receiving and perpendicularly engaging opposing ends of said threaded members;
extending said tension bearing members from said created anchoring grooves in opposing directions along a length of said constrained assembly via said mold end members;
generating a tension in said extended tension bearing members using a tensioning device;
positioning mold side members perpendicular to said mold end members of said constrained assembly and along said length of said constrained assembly on said surface of said first object;
constricting said constrained assembly between said mold side members using clamping devices removably positioned on said mold side members;
clamping said extended tension bearing members under said generated tension between at least four bolt assemblies positioned above said surface of said first object within said constrained assembly for gripping said extended tension bearing members; and
pouring and curing a viscous liquid on said constrained assembly, said extended tension bearing members, said anchoring grooves, and said at least four bolt assemblies for creating said molded attachment block with said opposing ends of said threaded members of said constrained assembly extending outwardly from said molded attachment block, wherein said extended opposing ends of said threaded members allow attachment of said one or more second objects made of said one or more of said second materials dissimilar to said first material of said first object to said surface of said first object without any said bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,710,268

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYNTHESIS ELEMENT FOR CONNECTING AN EDGE MATERIAL TO A WORKPIECE

HOMAG GMBH, Schopfloch (...

1. A method for bonding a connecting face of an edge material to a connecting face of a workpiece by a synthesis element, wherein the method comprises the steps:providing the workpiece,
feeding in the synthesis element, which comprises one or more function films, wherein at least one of the one or more function films forming the synthesis element consists of an adhesive to form an adhesive function film, wherein the adhesive function film is self-supporting before forming the synthesis element and before being applied to any connecting face,
activating the adhesive function film,
applying the synthesis element onto one of the connecting faces,
bonding the synthesis element to the other one of the connecting faces such that the workpiece and the edge material are bonded together by the synthesis element located between them.

US Pat. No. 10,710,267

MITER SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A miter saw comprising:a turntable;
a bevel arm pivotably coupled to the turntable about a bevel axis;
a saw unit supported by the bevel arm; and
a bevel angle lock and detent system for holding the saw unit in a desired bevel angle relative to the turntable, the bevel angle lock and detent system including
a first locking unit fixed relative to the turntable, the first locking unit having an arcuate surface and a plurality of detent apertures, each of the detent apertures corresponding to a predetermined bevel angle of the saw unit about the bevel axis,
a second locking unit coupled to the bevel arm, the second locking unit having a brake member, a detent member, and a shaft, and
an actuator coupled to the bevel arm and engageable with the shaft, the actuator moveable between a first position and a second position to move the second locking unit relative to the first locking unit;
wherein in the first position of the actuator, the brake member is engaged with the arcuate surface of the first locking unit to lock the saw unit relative to the turntable and prevent the saw unit from pivoting about the bevel axis, and wherein in the second position of the actuator, the brake member is disengaged from the arcuate surface, thereby permitting pivoting movement of the saw unit about the bevel axis, and the detent member is engageable with one of the detent apertures to locate the saw unit relative to the turntable at one of the predetermined bevel angles.

US Pat. No. 10,710,266

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAKING CORNER BOARDS FOR CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES

1. A method of manufacturing a hangable corner board, comprising:moving an apparatus or machine that has one or more cutting tools secured to a frame to a rearmost position, the apparatus or machine having a first motor configured to move the one or more cutting tools;
feeding a bent board stock into the apparatus or machine at a set or predetermined rate or velocity by a second motor, and moving the apparatus or machine forward with the bent board stock at the set or predetermined rate or velocity;
cutting the bent board stock into fixed lengths using the apparatus or machine;
forming at least one slit in or near a first end of the corner board using the one or more cutting tools; and
bending or folding a part of the corner board between the first end and the slit(s) to create a notch or flap adapted to rest, seat or hang the corner board on or from a substantially horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,265

BLADE SAVER

1. A blade holder, blade storage and blade support system, the system comprising:a) a blade holder assembly (143) comprising a male blade holder (130) and female blade holder (140) with cutting voids defined within the male blade holder and cutting voids defined within the female blade holder;
b) a base assembly (120) comprising a lower base piece (110) and an upper base piece (115) with the upper base piece and lower base piece defining a side void (160) and the upper base piece defining a top void (117), the top void comporting to retain the blade holder assembly in vertical position; and
c) the base assembly having interior portions configured store the blade holder assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,710,264

SLAB SEVERING OR DIVIDING DEVICE AND METHOD

Kitchenworks Corporation,...

13. A method of severing a portion from a frozen food piece, comprising the steps of:providing an elongated body providing a base for being supported on a surface and a raised edge portion supported from the base;
the base sized and configured to resist overturning of the body when force is applied onto the raised edge portion to sever a portion from a frozen food piece; and
placing a frozen food piece onto the raised edge portion with a portion to be severed on one side of the raised edge portion and a remainder of the frozen food piece on an opposite side of the raised edge portion; and
applying a downward force on the portion to be severed while holding the remainder down.

US Pat. No. 10,710,263

CUTTING ROLL CARTRIDGE FOR MODULAR INSTALLATION IN A CUTTING ROLL ASSEMBLY

AKRON STEEL FABRICATORS C...

1. A method of improving efficiency of cutting material by improving the replacing or repairing of blades in a cutting roll assembly, the method comprising steps ofproviding a first cutting roll cartridge having a sidewall perimeter, the sidewall perimeter being formed by a first independent separated perimeter portion and a second independent separated perimeter portion,
the first independent separated perimeter portion carrying an anvil roll and further carrying an alignment tab extending therefrom, the alignment tab having a tab alignment hole, and
the second independent separated perimeter portion spaced apart from the first independent separated perimeter portion and carrying a cutter roll having at least one cutter blade, and
means for controlling the spacing and amount of movement between the first independent separated perimeter portion with the second independent separated perimeter portion upon a cutting action,
providing an alignment bracket having a bracket alignment hole,
providing a base having a first base alignment hole and a second base alignment hole,
aligning the tab alignment hole with the first base alignment hole, aligning the bracket alignment hole with the second base alignment hole,
positioning the first cutting roll cartridge on the base, wherein the step of positioning the first cutting roll cartridge includes directly affixing the first independent separated perimeter portion with the base by way of the alignment tab, and wherein the step of positioning the first cutting roll cartridge does not include directly affixing the second independent separated perimeter portion with the base,
providing a material having an original length to the first cutting roll cartridge,
cutting, with the at least one cutter blade of the first cutting roll cartridge, the material into a plurality of pieces of the material each having a shorter length than the original length of the material, thereby wearing the at least one cutter blade of the first cutting roll cartridge by a predetermined amount to thereby become an at least one worn cutter blade of the first cutting roll cartridge,
removing, after the step of cutting, the first cutting roll cartridge from the base,
positioning a second cutting roll cartridge having an anvil roll and a cutter roll with at least one cutter blade in a condition for effective use on the base,
providing an additional material having an original length to the second cutting roll cartridge,
additionally cutting, with the at least one cutter blade of the second cutting roll cartridge, the additional material into a plurality of pieces of the additional material each having a shorter length than the original length of the additional material,thereby wearing the at least one cutter blade of the second cutting roll cartridge by a predetermined amount to thereby become an at least one worn cutter blade of the second cutting roll cartridge,repairing or replacing the at least one worn cutter blade in the first cutting roll cartridge to thereby form a first cutting roll cartridge in a condition for effective use,
removing, after the step of repairing or replacing, the second cutting roll cartridge from the base, and
additionally repairing or replacing the at least one worn cutter blade in the second cutting roll cartridge to thereby form a second cutting roll cartridge in a condition for effective use.

US Pat. No. 10,710,262

TOOL AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING AND PICKING CUT PIECES OF FLEXIBLE MATERIALS

Arm Automation, Inc., Au...

1. An apparatus to remove a cut piece from a flexible sheet of material, the apparatus comprising:a pick head including a cylinder having a cylindrical surface that includes a plurality of first orifices arranged in a first row along a length of the cylindrical surface, and a vacuum actuator including a plurality of first vacuum control mechanisms each coupled to provide vacuum to an associated one of the first orifices;
a vacuum controller including a plurality of first signal outputs each coupled to provide a signal to an associated one of the first vacuum control mechanisms to provide the vacuum at the associated first orifices, the vacuum controller configured to selectively enable the vacuum at a portion of the first orifices by providing the signal to a portion of the first vacuum control mechanisms, the portion of the first vacuum control mechanisms being associated with the portion of the first orifices; and a rotation controller coupled to the pick head to move the cylindrical surface over the flexible sheet while a vacuum is maintained at the portion of the first orifices to wrap the cut piece onto the cylindrical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,261

LOCATING PIN, WORKING PLATFORM AND LOCATING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A locating pin, comprising:a housing, comprising a first cavity having an opening, wherein the opening has an axis therethrough;
a movable mechanism, at least partially arranged in the first cavity and configured to be movable along the axis;
a securing mechanism, secured with respect to the housing and configured to limit movement of the movable mechanism along the axis; and
a guide rod, comprising a guide rod body and configured to extend out of the first cavity through the opening with the movement of the movable mechanism, the guide rod body having a first end and a second end opposite to each other, wherein the first end is secured to the movable mechanism, and the second end comprises a locating portion;
wherein the securing mechanism is arranged at one end of the first cavity and comprises a second cavity, the locating portion is configured to pass through the second cavity so as to extend out of the first cavity, an end of the second cavity facing the movable mechanism comprises a guiding portion, and an end of the movable mechanism facing the second cavity comprises a boss that has an inclined side surface and matches the guiding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,710,260

WATERMELON CUTTER

1. A watermelon cutter comprising a handle and a cutter, wherein a front end of the handle is connected with a storage device, a front end of the storage device is provided with a cutting opening, and the cutter comprises a plurality of blades, the plurality of blades is arranged in a divergently manner and rotatably mounted in the cutting opening, the plurality of blades of the cutter is arranged such that one of the plurality of blades is driven by a pulp to drive the cutter to rotate when the pulp enters into the cutting opening, and the pulp is cut out by another one of the plurality of blades when the cutter is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,710,259

CUTTING UNIT AND CUTTING PROCESS

1. A method for cutting off slices by a blade using a cutting edge of the blade from a front end of a product strand, the method comprising the steps:moving the product strand forward in the feed direction until it contacts a stop surface of a stop,
moving the blade, which is offset against the feed direction, from the stop surface by an axial distance in the penetration direction with the cutting edge through the cross section of the product strand,
moving the increasingly cut off slice through a gap between the stop plate and the blade, and
flipping the cut off slice over a functional edge of the stop, the functional edge being offset from a throwing circle of the blade radially with respect to the rotation axis by a radial distance, wherein
the radial distance is changed while the cutting edge runs through the cross section of the product strand.

US Pat. No. 10,710,256

SCORING KNIFE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A knife comprising:a handgrip having a first end and a second end;
a body having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis that extends centrally through the first end and the second end, the body extends through the handgrip so a portion of the body extends beyond the second end of the handgrip;
a first scoring tip that points in a first direction, the first scoring tip attached to the portion of the body that extends beyond the second end of the handgrip;
a second scoring tip that points in a second direction opposite the first direction, the second scoring tip attached to the portion of the body that extends beyond the second end of the handgrip;
a scoring tip axis that extends centrally through the first scoring tip and the second scoring tip, the scoring tip axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; and
a chisel that extends from the second end of the body, the chisel having an elongated cutting edge that extends parallel to the scoring tip axis, the longitudinal axis of the body extends centrally through the chisel,
wherein the first scoring tip converges to a first point on the scoring tip axis that defines the first direction the first scoring tip points and the second scoring tip converges to a second point on the scoring tip axis that defines the second direction the second scoring tip points that directly opposes the first direction along the scoring tip axis.

US Pat. No. 10,710,255

CUSHION BACK CUTTER WITH INTERNAL BLADE HOLDER

Crain Cutter Company, Inc...

1. A cushion back tool, comprising:a center plate with a blade pocket for holding a slotted razor blade, the blade pocket including a wall, and the center plate further including a finger opening to allow a slotted razor blade to be bent over the wall of the blade pocket by an object placed through the finger opening, the finger opening having a portion positioned within a portion of the blade pocket, the finger opening crossing the wall of the blade pocket in the center plate;
a first side plate attached to a first side of the center plate to cover the blade pocket in the center plate, the first side plate further including a blade window for removing a slotted razor blade from the blade pocket of the center plate after the slotted razor blade is bent over the wall of the blade pocket; and
a second side plate attached to a second side of the center plate, the second side plate including a finger opening.

US Pat. No. 10,710,254

SAFETY CUTTING DEVICE

PenBlade, Inc., Salt Lak...

1. A safety cutting device, comprising:an elongate housing defining a sheath having an anterior opening and forming a cavity configured to receive a slidable insert;
a cutting blade coupled to the slidable insert, the slidable insert positioned within the cavity and moveable within the housing between a safe position in which the blade is covered by the sheath and an exposed position in which the blade is extended through the anterior opening and exposed for cutting;
a latch mechanism operable to lock the slidable insert in the exposed position; and
a release mechanism configured to unlock the latch mechanism upon actuation, the release mechanism configured to move between an actuated position when actuated and a non-actuated position when released,
wherein the latch mechanism includes,
a first lock operable to lock the slidable insert in the exposed position upon moving the slidable insert to the exposed position and before actuation of the release mechanism, wherein the first lock includes a deflectable member coupled with the slidable insert and a corresponding latch surface disposed on the housing, the deflectable member being configured to deflect away from the latch surface upon engagement with the latch surface during anterior movement of the slidable insert toward the exposed position, and then to deflect back toward a neutral position upon further anterior movement beyond the latch surface to thereby prevent posterior movement of the slidable insert, and
a second lock operable to maintain the slidable insert in the exposed position after actuation of the release mechanism but before moving the release mechanism to the non-actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,710,253

TOOL EQUIPPED WITH A LOCKING DEVICE IN AT LEAST ONE POSITION OF A MOBILE PORTION OF THE TOOL

1. A tool (2) comprising a first portion (1; 101) defining a receiving housing (16) of at least a second portion (3), said second portion (3) rotatably mounted (F1) about a rotation shaft (A17) fixed on the first portion (1; 101) between an inactive position in which the second portion (3) is housed in the first portion (1, 16; 101) and an active position in which the second portion (3) is out of its housing (16), said tool (2) equipped with at least one locking device in at least one position of said second portion (3), said device comprising an elongated part (8), fixed on the first portion (1; 101) and mobile (F) by pivoting about a shaft (R; R1; R2) perpendicular to a largest dimension (161) between at least one position where an end (19, 22) of the second portion (3) is engaged in a notch (7; 107) provided in an end of the first portion (1; 101) and another position where the end (19, 24) of the second portion (3) is disengaged from said notch (7; 107), the elongated part (8) configured for a return to the inactive position by at least one return member (18, 19; 118; 218), the first portion (1; 101) made at least by folding of a metal plate and in that at least the elongated part (8), its pivot shaft (R; R1; R2) and the at least one return member (18, 19; 118; 218) constituting the locking device integrally formed, by cutting, with the first portion (1; 101), wherein the pivot shaft (R; R1; R2) is defined by the center of a circle determined by a circular cutting line (15; 115), the return member comprising at least one leaf spring type tab (18, 19; 118; 218).

US Pat. No. 10,710,252

ROBOT EQUIPPED WITH CAPACITIVE DETECTION MEANS AND ITEM(S) REFERENCED TO A GUARD POTENTIAL

FOGALE NANOTECH, Nimes (...

1. A robot comprising one or more sub-part(s), at least one of which, called fitted-out sub-part, comprising at least one electrical item placed in said sub-part, said robot also comprising:for at least one sub-part, called equipped, at least one capacitive detection electrode, called measurement electrode, placed on, or in, an outer wall of said sub-part,
at least one means of electrical polarization for polarizing said at least one measurement electrode at a first alternating electrical potential different from a general ground potential (MG), at a frequency, called working frequency, and
at least one electronic unit, called detection unit, for measuring a signal relative to a coupling capacitance, called electrode-object capacitance, between the at least one measurement electrode and a nearby object (OP);characterized in that, for at least one fitted-out sub-part the outer wall of which is at least partially non-electrically conductive, said at least one polarization means is also arranged in order to electrically guard at least one electrical item of said fitted-out sub-part at an alternating electrical potential (VG), called guard potential, identical or substantially identical to said first potential, at said working frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,710,251

ROBOT LINEAR OBJECT HANDLING STRUCTURE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A linear object handling structure of a robot, comprising:a rotational drum supported above a base in a rotatable manner about a vertical axis line, and a plurality of operation shafts supported by the rotational drum, the base having a plate disposed on one side thereof, wherein:
a ring gear included in a hypoid gear set is fixed below the rotational drum;
a first linear object group including cables for driving the operation shafts and a second linear object group for a peripheral device supported by any one of the operation shafts are wired so as to be separately movable from each other inside a space obtained inside the ring gear, the second linear object group being collectively covered by a flexible conduit pipe, and,
the second linear object group penetrates through a second linear object group through-hole provided on the base to extend out of the base, wherein the first linear object group further comprises a connector fixed to the plate and has a relay connection via the connector, and wherein the second linear object group does not include a connector fixed to the plate and does not have a relay connection inside the space and the base.

US Pat. No. 10,710,250

ROBOT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A robot comprising:a first arm rotatable around a first axis, comprising:
a first base including a first through hole passing through the first arm along the first axis; and
a first extending portion extending from the first base along the first axis; and
a second arm having an extending direction and comprising:
a second base including a connection portion connected to the first extending portion such that the second arm is rotatable around a second axis that is substantially orthogonal to the first axis, the second base including a second through hole passing through the second arm, the second through hole having a second through hole center axis that extends along the extending direction, the second through hole center axis being adjustable to coincide with the first axis; and
a second extending portion provided opposite to the connection portion in the extending direction and extending from the second base along the extending direction, a wrist rotatably connected to the second extending portion, wherein the wrist comprises: a wrist base supported by the second extending portion such that the wrist is rotatable around a third axis that is substantially parallel to the second axis; a wrist tip connected to the wrist base such that the wrist tip is rotatable around a fourth axis that is substantially orthogonal to the third axis; a base rotatable around a fifth axis substantially orthogonal to an installation surface; a lower arm rotatably supported by the base around a sixth axis substantially orthogonal to the fifth axis; and an upper arm rotatably supported by the lower arm around a seventh axis substantially parallel to the sixth axis, the upper arm supporting the first arm.

US Pat. No. 10,710,249

3 DOF PARALLEL MECHANISM WITH 3 BRANCHED-CHAINS

SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF AD...

1. A three-degree-of-freedom (3-DOF) parallel mechanism with three branches, comprising:a fixed platform;
a movable platform, disposed above the fixed platform; and
three arc-shaped connecting rods, each of which rotatably connected to the fixed platform;
wherein rotational axes of the three arc-shaped connecting rods intersect each other and each of the rotational axes is parallel to the fixed platform, wherein each of the three arc-shaped connecting rods is provided with a sliding groove curvily extending along a longitudinal direction of the arc-shaped connecting rod, wherein the movable platform is provided with three connecting shafts that are in one-to-one correspondence with the three arc-shaped connecting rods, wherein a first end of each of the three connecting shafts is fixedly connected to the movable platform, and a second end of the connecting shaft is hinged with a connecting head, the connecting head being slidably arranged in a corresponding sliding groove;
wherein two ends of each of the three arc-shaped connecting rods are each fixedly connected to the fixed platform through a connecting assembly, and the two ends of each of the three arc-shaped connecting rods are each rotatably connected to the corresponding connecting assembly;
wherein each connecting assembly comprises two supports fixedly disposed on the fixed platform, and the two ends of each of the three arc-shaped connecting rods are each rotatably connected to a corresponding support by a pin shaft;
wherein the two supports are oppositely disposed, and the two ends of each of the three arc-shaped connecting rods are both disposed between the two corresponding supports.

US Pat. No. 10,710,248

ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot comprising:a driving mechanism that drives a movable member with respect to a base; and
a cooling fan that cools the driving mechanism,
wherein the driving mechanism is provided with a motor and a reducer that is disposed between the base and the movable member and that moves the movable member with respect to the base by reducing the speed of the rotation of the motor,
the motor and the reducer are disposed on opposite sides of a securing plate that is secured to the base,
the cooling fan is disposed on an opposite side from the securing plate, with the motor interposed between the cooling fan and the securing plate, and generates an airflow that is circulated along a surface of the motor,
a mounting base secured to the base is provided with an accommodating space formed as a hole in the base with a circular lateral cross section, one end of the accommodating space is closed off by the securing plate, the reducer is disposed inside the accommodating space, and a space in which a surface of the reducer is exposed is formed between an outer circumferential surface of the reducer and an inner circumferential surface of the accommodating space, and
the securing plate is provided with a vent that is connected to the space by passing through the securing plate in a thickness direction thereof, and through which the airflow generated by the cooling fan passes into the accommodating space,
wherein an airflow-guiding portion is formed by strip-shaped plate members and is disposed so as to surround the motor and the vent at positions that are radially further outside than the vent, and blocks the airflow that is circulated along the surface of the motor and guides the airflow to the vent and into the accommodating space.

US Pat. No. 10,710,247

GRIPPER DEVICES

SRI International, Menlo...

1. A gripper apparatus comprising:a first iris, wherein the first iris comprises: (i) a first static plate having a first plurality of openings therein, and (ii) a first rotatable plate having a second plurality of openings therein, wherein the first rotatable plate has a first axis of rotation, and wherein the first rotatable plate is rotatable, relative to the first static plate, about the first axis of rotation;
a second static plate having a third plurality of openings therein;
a push plate that is slidably movable relative to first iris and the second static plate, wherein the first static plate and the first rotatable plate are disposed between the push plate and the second static plate; and
a plurality of flexible wires, wherein each respective wire of the plurality of flexible wires is disposed within a respective opening of the first plurality of openings, a respective opening of the second plurality of openings, and a respective opening of the third plurality of openings such that rotation of the first rotatable plate relative to the first static plate results in a change in a distance between the respective wire and the first axis of rotation of the first rotatable plate, and wherein each wire of the plurality of flexible wires is mechanically coupled to the push plate such that motion of the push plate, relative to the first iris and the second static plate, results in longitudinal motion of the plurality of wires through the first, second, and third pluralities of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,710,246

SURGICAL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE ENTRY GUIDE CONFIGURATIONS

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A medical device apparatus comprising:a first entry guide comprising a longitudinal axis and a first channel configuration, the first channel configuration of the first entry guide comprising a first instrument channel;
a second entry guide comprising a longitudinal axis and a second channel configuration different from the first channel configuration of the first entry guide, the second channel configuration of the second entry guide comprising a first instrument channel; and
a surgical system comprising one of the first entry guide and the second entry guide mounted in the surgical system, a lateral motion mechanism, and an instrument manipulator coupled to the lateral motion mechanism;
wherein:
the lateral motion mechanism comprises a disk including a lateral adjustment portion configured to move the instrument manipulator relative to the disk in a first direction, the first direction having a component perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of either the first entry guide or the second entry guide when mounted in the surgical system;
on the condition the first entry guide is mounted in the surgical system, the lateral motion mechanism is configured to move the instrument manipulator to a first predetermined location, guided by the lateral adjustment portion, so that a shaft of an instrument coupled to the instrument manipulator is moved relative to the disk to align with the first instrument channel of the first entry guide; and
on the condition the second entry guide is mounted in the surgical system, the lateral motion mechanism is configured to move the instrument manipulator to a second predetermined location, different from the first predetermined location, guided by the lateral adjustment portion, so that the shaft of the instrument coupled to the instrument manipulator is moved relative to the disk to align with the first instrument channel of the second entry guide.

US Pat. No. 10,710,245

QUICK-CHANGE CLAMP ARMS FOR ROBOT END EFFECTORS, SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND RELATED METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method, comprising:removing a first quick-change clamp arm from a robot end effector of a robot by disengaging a first quick-change feature coupling the first quick-change clamp arm to the robot end effector, wherein disengaging the first quick-change feature comprises releasing a first anchor pin of the first quick-change clamp arm from the first quick-change feature by moving a first plurality of jaws of the first quick-change feature radially outward away from the first anchor pin, wherein the removing of the first quick-change clamp arm from the robot end effector is automated, and wherein the first anchor pin extends from an inner surface of the first quick-change clamp arm, the first anchor pin being configured to be selectively and reversibly connected to the first quick-change feature of the robot end effector, such that the first quick-change clamp arm is configured to be removably coupled to the robot end effector via the first anchor pin and the first quick-change feature;
engaging the first quick-change clamp arm with a second quick-change feature spaced apart from the robot by inserting a second anchor pin of the first quick-change clamp arm into the second quick-change feature and clamping the second anchor pin within the second quick-change feature by moving a second plurality of jaws of the second quick-change feature radially inward towards the second anchor pin, wherein the engaging is completed prior to the removing, such that the first quick-change clamp arm is secured prior to the removing of the first quick-change clamp arm from the robot end effector, and wherein the second anchor pin extends from an outer surface of the first quick-change clamp arm, the second anchor pin of the first quick-change clamp arm being configured to be selectively and reversibly connected to the second quick-change feature;
coupling a second quick-change clamp arm to the robot end effector by engaging a third anchor pin of the second quick-change clamp arm with the first quick-change feature and clamping the first plurality of jaws around the third anchor pin by moving the first plurality of jaws radially inward toward the third anchor pin, wherein the coupling of the second quick-change clamp arm to the robot end effector is automated, and wherein the third anchor pin extends from a second inner surface of the second quick-change clamp arm, the third anchor pin being configured to be selectively and reversibly connected to the first quick-change feature of the robot end effector, such that the second quick-change clamp arm is configured to be removably coupled to the robot end effector via the third anchor pin and the first quick-change feature; and
disengaging the second quick-change clamp arm from a third quick-change feature spaced apart from the robot by removing a fourth anchor pin of the second quick-change clamp arm from the third quick-change feature, wherein the disengaging is completed after the coupling, such that the second quick-change clamp arm is secured prior to the coupling of the second quick-change clamp arm to the robot end effector, wherein the fourth anchor pin extends from a second outer surface of the second quick-change clamp arm, and wherein each of the first quick-change clamp arm and the second quick-change clamp arm comprises a respective pressure foot configured to apply a localized stabilizing normal force to a second side of a workpiece while the robot end effector performs an operation on a first side of the workpiece, while a respective quick-change clamp arm is coupled to the robot end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,710,244

ROBOT CONTROL USING GESTURES

Beijing Airlango Technolo...

1. A method of operating a robot, comprising:acquiring information of a first gesture from a group of gestures, each gesture from the group of gestures corresponding to an operation instruction from a group of operation instructions;
obtaining, based on the acquired information of the first gesture, a first operation instruction from the group of operation instructions, the first operation instruction corresponding to the first gesture; and
executing the first operation instruction;
wherein acquiring the information of the first gesture comprises:
capturing an image using a camera;
identifying a Region Of Interest (ROI) from the captured image;
determining whether the ROI includes an operator of the robot; and
acquiring, using the captured image, the information of the first gesture after it is determined that the ROI includes the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,710,243

CONTROL AND REGULATION OF ACTUATORS OF A ROBOT BY TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION AMBIENT CONTACTS

1. A method for the control and regulation of actuators of a robot, taking environmental contacts into consideration, wherein the robot comprises at least two parts, which are connected by way of an articulated joint drivable by an actuator, comprising the following steps:by way of a sensor system, ascertaining and storing a time-dependent one-dimensional or multidimensional variable G(t) which can be used to describe an action, as a function of time, of one or more external contact forces Fext and/or of one or more external moments Mext on the at least two parts;
providing a condition B for the variable G(t);
provided that the condition B is not satisfied by G(t) at a time to, a feature vector MM (G(t)) is ascertained for the variable G(t) in a time interval T=[ta, te], where ta=start of the time interval, te=end of the time interval, t0?T and to a median or mean value of G(t) in the time interval T;
a minimum and a maximum of G(t) in the time interval T;
a deviation of G(t) from the median or from the mean value in the time interval T;
a signal width of G(t) in the time interval T;
a frequency spectrum of G(t) in the time interval T; and
one or more characteristic frequencies of the frequency spectrum,
classifying the feature vector MM(G(t)) based on predefined categories, which each indicate a contact type between one of the at least two parts or the articulated joint and an object in a surrounding environment, which are each imparted by corresponding external contact forces Fext and/or external contact moments Mext, to generate a classification result KE; and
open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the actuator for times t>t0 as a function of the classification result KE.

US Pat. No. 10,710,242

CONTROLLER, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

1. A controller comprising:a first communication device configured to input and output information to and from a first controller that controls a first controlled object with a first gain, wherein the first controlled object is associated with a first timing characteristic;
a second communication device configured to input and output information to and from a second controller that controls a second controlled object with a second gain, wherein the second controlled object is associated with a second timing characteristic that is different from the first timing characteristic which creates a timing offset; and
a processing device configured to:
output a first operation command to the first controller via the first communication device in order to operate the first controlled object,
output a second operation command to the second controller via the second communication device in order to operate the second controlled object,
switch a mode between a normal control mode associated with a normal mode gain, and a synchronous control mode associated with a synchronous mode gain that is lower than the normal mode gain, and
output, to the second controller via the second communication device, a gain adjustment command to set the second gain to the synchronous mode gain during at least part of a period of the synchronous control mode, in order to correct the timing offset.

US Pat. No. 10,710,241

CONTROLLER FOR LIMITING SPEED OF ROBOT COMPONENT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A controller for controlling a robot including drive axis for driving a component of the robot and a position detector for detecting a position on the drive axis, the controller comprising:a stop command unit for stopping a motion of the robot when a person comes into contact with the robot; and
a speed limiting unit for limiting an operation speed of the component driven on the drive axis, wherein
the controller is configured to switch between
a collaboration control in which the robot performs an operation in collaboration with the person and
a quick control in which the robot performs the operation alone without performing the operation in collaboration with the person,
a variable calculated from the position of the component on the drive axis and a range of the variable for a state where the person is caught by the robot or an operation tool attached to the robot are determined in advance,
in the collaboration control, the speed limiting unit acquires the position of the component on the drive axis from the output of the position detector, acquires the variable based on the position of the component on the drive axis, and controls the operation speed of the component to a predetermined speed limit or lower if the variable is within the range, and
in the quick control, the controller prohibits a control in which the speed limiting unit controls the operation speed of the component to the predetermined speed limit or lower if the variable is within the range.

US Pat. No. 10,710,240

PROGRAMMING DEVICE FOR WELDING ROBOT AND PROGRAMMING METHOD FOR WELDING ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A programming device for a welding robot, the programming device comprising:a processor comprising hardware, the processor being configured to:
obtain a three-dimensional model of the welding robot and three-dimensional models of two workpieces to be welded together by a tool of the welding robot;
specify a welding line along which the two workpieces are to be welded together, as well as an origin on the welding line, on the basis of the three-dimensional models of the two workpieces;
accept an operation;
calculate an angle made at the origin by the two workpieces to be welded together as an angle projected onto a plane perpendicular to the welding line and set a target angle of the tool by using the calculated angle or that sets the target angle on the basis of the operation accepted via the accepting unit;
set an advance angle of the tool on the basis of the operation accepted via the accepting unit;
set a tentative coordinate system defined with reference to the origin and a tool coordinate system in accordance with the tool on the basis of the tentative coordinate system;
set a welding position of the tool on the basis of the newly set tool coordinate system;
create an operating program for the welding robot to weld the two workpieces together with reference to the newly set tool coordinate system; and
detect, by using the three-dimensional robot of the welding robot and the three-dimensional models of the two workpieces in a virtual space, interference that occurs between the welding robot and the two workpieces in the case where welding is performed along the welding line with the set welding position, wherein
three axes constituting the tentative coordinate system include a first axis set on the basis of the welding line, a second axis perpendicular to the first axis and parallel to a face of one of the workpieces to be welded together, and a third axis perpendicular to both the first axis and the second axis,
the tool coordinate system is a coordinate system set by rotating the tentative coordinate system about the first axis of the tentative coordinate in accordance with the target angle and about the third axis of the tentative coordinate in accordance with the advance angle, and
in the case where the interference is detected, the setting of the welding position of the tool sets a new welding position that resolve the interference by rotating the tool coordinate system about at least one of the first axis, the second axis, and the third axis.

US Pat. No. 10,710,239

INTELLIGENT CONTROL CODE UPDATE FOR ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for intelligent control code update for robotic process automation, the system comprising:at least one non-transitory storage device; and
at least one processing device coupled to the at least one non-transitory storage device, wherein the at least one processing device is configured to:
electronically retrieve one or more execution logs associated with one or more robotic process automation (RPA) sessions, wherein the one or more execution logs comprises one or more exceptions;
initiate one or more machine learning algorithms configured to process the one or more execution logs;
classify the one or more exceptions into one or more predetermined classes based on at least initiating the one or more machine learning algorithms on the one or more execution logs;
deploy one or more automated exception handling subroutines to address the one or more exceptions based on at least classifying the one or more exceptions into the one or more predetermined classes;
dynamically retrieve the one or more execution logs from the one or more RPA sessions:
store the one or more execution logs in a secure database; and
transmit control signals configured to intiate one or more reporting subroutines based on at least storing the one or more execution logs in the secure database.

US Pat. No. 10,710,238

MODULAR ROBOTIC SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING CONFIGURATION AND CONTROL THEREFOR

INSIGHT SCIENTIFIC INTERN...

1. A building block for a robotic system, comprising:a chassis having a first end and a second end;
a connector positioned closer to the second end than the first end of the chassis;
a rotational actuator positioned closer to the first end than the second end of the chassis and configured to couple with the connector;
a signal interface on a surface of the chassis, the signal interface including hardware and circuitry for transferring and receiving signals from and to the building block; and
a power and control interface on the chassis for receiving power for the building block.

US Pat. No. 10,710,237

ASSIST DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An assist device comprising:a body wearing unit configured to be worn on a body of a user including a region around the thigh of the user; and
an actuator unit configured to be attached to the body wearing unit and to the assist target body part so as to assist a motion of the thigh,
wherein the actuator unit includes:
an output link configured to pivot about a joint of the thigh and to be attached to the thigh;
an actuator including an output shaft configured to generate an assist torque for assisting pivoting of the thigh via the output link;
a torque determination unit configured to determine a combined torque obtained by combining a user torque and the assist torque from the output shaft, the user torque being input from the output link when the user causes the thigh to pivot with force of the user;
a correction unit configured to calculate a correction amount for the determined combined torque, wherein the correction unit is configured to calculate, based on the combined torque, a posture angle that is an inclination angle of an upper half of the body of the user with respect to a vertical direction, the correction unit configured to calculate the correction amount based on the calculated posture angle; and
a pivot angle control unit configured to control a pivot angle of the output shaft based on the combined torque determined by the torque determination unit and the correction amount calculated by the correction unit.

US Pat. No. 10,710,236

FLEXIBLE CONTINUUM STRUCTURE CAPABLE OF REALIZING POSTURE FEEDBACK

Beijing Surgerii Technolo...

1. A flexible continuum structure capable of realizing a posture feedback, the flexible continuum comprising a flexible continuum structure body and a posture feedback mechanism; and, whereinthe flexible continuum structure body comprises a distal structural body, a proximal structural body and a middle connecting body, wherein
the distal structural body comprises distal spacing disks, a distal fixation disk and distal structural backbones;
the proximal structural body comprises proximal spacing disks, a proximal fixation disk and proximal structural backbones, the proximal structural backbones being securely connected, in one-to-one correspondence, to or being the same as the distal structural backbones;
the middle connecting body comprises a proximal guide channel fixing plate, a distal guide channel fixing plate and a structural backbone guide channel, the structural backbone guide channel being securely connected between the proximal guide channel fixing plate and the distal guide channel fixing plate, wherein
one end of the proximal structural backbones is securely connected to the proximal fixation disk, and the other end passes through the proximal spacing disks, the structural backbone guide channel and the distal spacing disks in sequence and is then securely connected to the distal fixation disk;
the posture feedback mechanism comprises one or more of an identical posture feedback structure, a first proportional feedback structure and a second proportional feedback structure, wherein
the identical posture feedback structure comprises second distal spacing disks, a second distal fixation disk, second distal structural backbones, second proximal structural backbones and a second structural backbone guide channel, wherein
the second structural backbone guide channel is securely connected between the proximal guide channel fixing plate and the distal guide channel fixing plate,
the second proximal structural backbones are securely connected, in one-to-one correspondence, to or are the same as the second distal structural backbones,
one end of the second structural backbone is securely connected to the proximal fixation disk, and the other end passes through the proximal spacing disks, the second structural backbone guide channel and the second distal spacing disks in sequence and is then securely connected to the second distal fixation disk;
a ratio of a distribution radius of the second distal structural backbone to that of the second proximal structural backbone is consistent with a ratio of the distribution radius of the distal structural backbone to that of the proximal structural backbone;
a length of the identical posture feedback structure is consistent with that of the distal structural body;
the first proportional feedback structure comprises third distal spacing disks, a third distal fixation disk, third distal structural backbones, third proximal structural backbones and a third structural backbone guide channel, wherein
the third structural backbone guide channel is securely connected between the proximal guide channel fixing plate and the distal guide channel fixing plate,
the third proximal structural backbones are securely connected, in one-to-one correspondence, to or are the same as the third distal structural backbones,
one end of the third structural backbone is securely connected to the proximal fixation disk, and the other end passes through the proximal spacing disks, the third structural backbone guide channel and the third distal spacing disks in sequence and is then securely connected to the third distal fixation disk;
a ratio of the distribution radius of the third distal structural backbone to that of the third proximal structural backbone is different from the ratio of the distribution radius of the distal structural backbone to that of the proximal structural backbone;
the second proportional feedback structure comprises fourth distal spacing disks, a fourth distal fixation disk, fourth distal structural backbones, fourth proximal structural backbones and a fourth structural backbone guide channel, wherein
the fourth structural backbone guide channel is securely connected between the proximal guide channel fixing plate and the distal guide channel fixing plate,
the fourth proximal structural backbones are securely connected, in one-to-one correspondence, to or are the same as the fourth distal structural backbones,one end of the fourth structural backbone is securely connected to the proximal fixation disk, and the other end passes through the proximal spacing disks, the fourth structural backbone guide channel and the fourth distal spacing disks in sequence and is then securely connected to the fourth distal fixation disk, andeach of the fourth distal structural backbones and the corresponding fourth proximal structural backbone, which have a connection relationship, have spacing angles on a circumference between each other, with a degree of the spacing angles being the same.

US Pat. No. 10,710,235

TIERED TIP OUT ASSEMBLY FOR ROUND SHANK DRILL BITS

JORE CORPORATION, Ronan,...

1. A round shank tool holder assembly, comprising:a storage case;
a first tip out tool holder configured to removably receive at least a first round shank tool therein, the first tip out tool holder pivotally secured within the storage case and moveable about a first pivot axis between a stowed position and a deployed position, wherein the first round shank tool remains visible in both the stowed and deployed positions;
a second tip out tool holder configured to removably receive at least a second round shank tool therein, the second tip out tool holder pivotally secured within the storage case and moveable about a second pivot axis between a stowed position and a deployed position, wherein the second round shank tool remains visible in both the stowed and deployed positions;
a first tool retention member configured to substantially prevent axial movement of the first round shank tool when the first tip out tool holder is in the stowed position;
a second tool retention member configured to substantially prevent axial movement of the second round shank tool when the second tip out tool holder is in the stowed position; and
wherein the first tool retention member is defined at least in part by a first portion of the second tip out tool holder; and
an interference assembly configured to substantially prevent the second tip out tool holder from being moved toward the deployed position with the first tip out tool holder in the stowed position, wherein the interference assembly is defined by a portion of the second tip out tool holder that is configured to engage a portion of the first tip out tool holder when the second tip out tool holder is moved toward the deployed position with the first tip out tool holder in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,710,234

TOOL STORAGE DEVICE

1. A tool caddy device, comprising:a frame, said frame having rounded corners at a top of the frame, said frame further includes first openings, said frame also including a centrally located orifice defined as an oblong through hole at said top of the frame said orifice indicating a handle;
a first container provided at a bottom of the frame;
a second container provided at said top of the frame, said second container being directly above of said first container, wherein the second container includes a secondary wall including holes, said holes arranged in a horizontal manner wherein said holes are ascending in dimensions, said first container and said second container each including an entirely open top face; and
a support structure provided at a rear of the frame to couple the frame to a wall, said first openings being between said first container and said second container, said support structure being mounted to said frame with said first openings, said support structure extending between said first container and said second container on said rear of the frame, said support structure including hooks, said hooks being parallel to each other,
wherein the first container, the second container, and the orifice are vertically in line due to being on a same vertical plane, said first container, said second container and said orifice being parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,710,233

TOOL INSERT AND/OR TOOL HOLDER INSERT, TOOL INSERT SYSTEM AND/OR TOOL HOLDER INSERT SYSTEM AND TOOL STORAGE SYSTEM AND/OR TOOL HOLDER STORAGE SYSTEM

1. A tool insert and/or tool holder insert, in particular tool storage insert and/or tool holder storage insert having at least one base body comprising at least one receiving region that is realized, in particular at least in part as an opening in the base body, for receiving at least in part at least one tool and/or at least one tool holder, whereinthe tool insert and/or tool holder insert has at least one contact element, which is arranged at least in part inside the receiving region, in particular projecting into the receiving region, for the purpose of realizing a contacting mounting of the tool and/or of the tool holder,
the base body further comprises side walls, which extend, in particular parallel to a receiving direction of the receiving region, on at least two opposite outside surfaces of the base body,
the side walls are realized to complement one another in such a way that the outer shapes of the opposite outside surfaces of the base body are formed contrary to one another,
the side walls are configured to engage with side walls of at least substantially complementarily shaped further tool inserts and/or tool holder inserts in such a way that, in the engagement, an imaginary smallest possible geometric rectangular cuboid that just still completely encompasses the tool insert and/or tool holder insert having one of said side walls, overlaps at least partly with a further imaginary smallest possible geometric rectangular cuboid that just still completely encompasses said further tool insert and/or tool holder insert,
each of the side walls comprises side faces, which realize contact faces to a further side wall of one of the further tool inserts,
the contact faces of each one of the side walls extend in at least two planes that are substantially different from one another, and
a center of a receiving opening of the receiving region is arranged laterally offset in the base body.

US Pat. No. 10,710,232

WEARABLE MANUFACTURING ASSISTANCE DEVICE

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A wearable manufacturing assistance device configured to support a manufacturing tool, the manufacturing assistance device comprising:a body unit including a fastener configured to fasten the body unit to a back of a technician in a wearing position,
an arm assembly including an attachment end attached to the body unit and a tool end opposite to the attachment end, and the arm assembly including a stack of arm members each extending from the body unit to the tool end and each of the arm members formed of foam, wherein at least one of the arm members is detachably connected to the arm assembly to allow for an adjustment in a stiffness of the arm assembly, and
a mounting device at the tool end and configured to mount the manufacturing tool to the arm assembly,
wherein while the body unit is fastened to the back of the technician in the wearing position, the arm assembly extends from the attachment end at the body unit over a shoulder and laterally past a head of the technician.

US Pat. No. 10,710,231

PRY BAR HANDLE

Mayhew Steel Products, In...

1. A pry bar comprising:a handle having a distal end, a proximate end and a grip portion disposed between the ends;
said grip portion comprises an upper surface, a lower surface and outwardly disposed curved side surfaces, said grip portion comprises a transversely disposed generally triangular cross-section, said upper surface defining one side and the outwardly disposed side surfaces defining two sides of the generally triangular cross-section;
said handle further comprises an inner thermoplastic core and an outer integrally bonded elastomeric material;
said elastomeric material being disposed on the grip portion thermoplastic core surfaces;
a longitudinally rectilinear extending bore through said thermoplastic core;
a pry bar blade, said blade having a proximate end and a distal end;
said blade proximate end being disposed within said handle bore; and
said blade distal end being in angular disposition with the blade proximate end;
said pry bar angularly disposed distal end being upwardly disposed with respect to the grip portion outwardly disposed upper surface;
said outwardly disposed upper surface having a lesser curvature than the lower surface, and wherein the lower surface curvature defines an apex of the generally triangular cross-section; and
wherein the rectilinear bore is disposed more adjacent the apex than the upper face in a portion of the handle adjacent the proximate end than in a portion adjacent the distal end” in lines 20-21 has been amended as—wherein in a sectional view the rectilinear bore is disposed more adjacent the apex than the upper surface in a portion of the handle adjacent a proximate end of the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,710,230

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL WITH DETACHABLE CLAMPED CONNECTION

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

8. A hand-held power tool comprising:a tool socket;
a drive for driving the tool socket, the drive having an exciter and a guide tube, the exciter moving in the guide tube;
a housing, the drive being arranged in the housing; and
at least one detachable clamped connection connecting the guide tube to the housing, the clamped connection having a cylindrical pocket in the guide tube, a bushing made of plastic and inserted into the cylindrical pocket, and a screw screwed into the bushing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,229

IMPACT HAMMER

1. An impact hammer, comprising:a spindle adapted for rotational movement;
a multiple roller swing arm comprising:
a first end, the first end comprising a first swing arm to piston engagement roller;
a second end, the second end comprising a second swing arm to piston engagement roller; and
an attachment point, the attachment point being rotatably coupled to the spindle such that rotational motion of the spindle is transferred to the swing arm;
a piston comprising a piston contact surface adapted to contact the first swing arm to piston engagement roller such that rotation of the multiple roller swing arm causes the piston to move in a first direction along a linear path, the piston interacting with an energy storage medium when the multiple roller swing arm moves the piston in the first direction causing energy to be stored in the energy storage medium; and
an anvil comprising an anvil impact surface adapted to contact the piston;
wherein continued rotation of the multiple roller swing arm causes the first swing arm to piston engagement roller to lose contact with the piston contact surface allowing the energy storage medium to urge the piston in a second direction opposite the first direction allowing the piston to strike the anvil impact surface for a first strike during a single rotation of the spindle;
wherein continued rotation of the multiple roller swing arm causes the second swing arm to piston engagement roller to make contact with the piston contact surface causing the piston to move in the first direction along the linear path, the piston interacting with the energy storage medium when the multiple roller swing arm moves the piston in the first direction causing energy to be stored in the energy storage medium; and
wherein continued rotation of the multiple roller swing arm causes the second swing arm to piston engagement roller to lose contact with the piston contact surface allowing the energy storage medium to urge the piston in the second direction opposite the first direction allowing the piston to strike the anvil impact surface for a second strike during the single rotation of the spindle.

US Pat. No. 10,710,228

STRIKING TOOL WITH ATTACHED STRIKING SURFACE

Estwing Manufacturing Com...

1. A hammer, comprising:a handle;
a head comprising a neck, the neck having a tapered receiving surface and an end face; and
a cap comprising a tapered mounting surface, the mounting surface surrounding and engaging the receiving surface to permanently affix the cap to the neck, wherein a first circumference of engagement at a first end of a length of engagement between the mounting surface and the receiving surface is greater than a second circumference of engagement at a second end of the length of engagement, the first end being farther from the end face of the neck than the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,710,227

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR GAS SPRING FASTENER DRIVER

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A fastener driver comprising:a driver blade movable from a retracted position to an extended, driven position for driving a fastener into a workpiece;
a gas spring mechanism for driving the driver blade from the retracted position to the driven position, the gas spring mechanism including a storage chamber cylinder containing a pressurized gas;
a lifter mechanism for moving the driver blade from the driven position toward the retracted position, the lifter mechanism including a motor; and
a controller electrically connected to the motor and configured to:
monitor a current draw of the motor,
correlate, using an algorithm stored in the controller, the current draw to a pressure value,
compare the pressure value to a predetermined pressure value, and
activate an indicator when the pressure value is less than the predetermined pressure value.

US Pat. No. 10,710,226

SAFE NAIL GUN

EVERWIN PNEUMATIC CORPORA...

1. A safe nail gun, comprising:a main body, having an ejection portion that has one end provided with a nose piece, and an ejection hole that is defined in the ejection portion and communicated with the nose piece, wherein the ejection portion is connected to a magazine that supplies a nail to the ejection hole each time;
a safety unit, being installed in the main body and configured to move with respect to the ejection portion when operated, the safety unit having a slide and a safety member, and one end of the safety member is provided with a notch;
a trigger device, being installed in the main body and configured to activate ejection of the nail; and
a clutch unit, being provided between the safety unit and the trigger device, with the safety member being connected between the clutch unit and the slide; the clutch member has a moving member, a guide piece that has a moving segment and a detaching segment, and a retainer, the retainer is connected to the safety member to drive the slide to move with respect to the ejection portion; one end of the retainer is pivotally connected to the moving member, and an opposite end of the retainer is provided with a retaining portion which-is detachably fitted in the notch, wherein when the trigger device is operated, the moving member drives the retainer to draw the safety unit to slide along the moving segment, so that when one end of the safety unit abuts against an external object, counterforce from the object acts on the retainer through the safety unit, and the trigger device is able to activate ejection of the nail into the object, and when the trigger device is continuously operated and the safety unit does not contact the object, the retainer slides from the moving segment to the detaching segment, and the trigger device is unable to activate ejection of a next nail.

US Pat. No. 10,710,225

NAIL GUN HAVING PROTECTION STRUCTURE

BASSO INDUSTRY CORP., Ta...

1. A nail gun having a protection structure, comprising:a body, the body including a nail magazine for loading nails and including a barrel connected to the nail magazine, one end of the barrel including a nozzle and a gun channel, a corner of the nail magazine being truncated to form a notch communicating with the gun channel, wherein the nail magazine further includes a fastening recess;
a protection cover, the protection cover being slidably disposed on the nail magazine, the protection cover including an engagement board, a C-shaped sliding board connected to the engagement board and covering two opposite surfaces of the nail magazine, and an engagement hole formed on the engagement board, wherein the engagement board, the C-shaped sliding board, and the engagement hole are integrally formed in one piece; and
a resilient release, the resilient release being resiliently assembled in the fastening recess, the resilient release contacting and pressing against an inner edge of the engagement hole of the protection cover, so that the protection cover is positioned by the resilient release, and the C-shaped sliding board covers all of the notch,
wherein the C-shaped sliding board covers the notch to prevent the nails from being shot out from the notch.

US Pat. No. 10,710,224

VACUUM SYSTEM ASSEMBLY TOOL

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNI...

1. A tool for positioning a flat ring for installation of flat ring at the end of a cylindrical body, the tool comprising:a plurality of body segments each having an inner concave surface, a first finger located adjacent a first side of the inner concave surface and extending perpendicular to and away from the inner concave surface, and a second finger located adjacent an opposite second side of the inner concave surface and extending perpendicular to and away from the inner concave surface parallel to and spaced apart from the first finger, the body segments being hingedly connected to one another with the first fingers aligned with one another and the second fingers aligned with one another; and
a proximal one of the body segments having a lock surface and a distal one of the body segments having a lock lever hingedly mounted thereon, the lock lever being positionable in engagement with the lock surface and pivotal to lockably engage the lock lever with the lock surface;
wherein during installation of the flat ring at the end of the cylindrical body with the flat ring positioned at the end of the cylindrical body, the tool is positionable so that the lock lever is lockably engaged with the lock surface and the body segments are located to surround the end of the cylindrical body, with the first fingers bearing against the flat ring and the second fingers bearing against the cylindrical body so that the flat ring is maintained at the end of the cylindrical body by the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,710,223

PORTABLE WORK EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVELING USE

Cembre S.p.A., Brescia (...

1. Portable work equipment for travelling use, comprising:A) a portable tool suitable for manipulating work pieces by performing work cycles, said tool having:
a manipulating group suitable for manipulating pieces to be processed by means of said work cycles,
a actuation motor which co-operates with the manipulating group for performing the work cycles,
a first control system which detects and acquires values representative of parameters of said work cycles,
first wireless communication means connected to the first control system,
B) a portable electronic device, comprising:
a second control system,
global positioning means connected to the second control system,
second wireless communication means connected to the second control system, in which the first control system is suitable to transmit by means of the first wireless communication means in real-time identification data of the portable tool and data representative of a set of parameters of the current work cycle,
wherein the second control system is adapted to:
receive in real time from the global positioning means data representative of global positioning coordinates of the portable electronic device,
receive in real time, by means of the second means of communication, the identification data of the portable tool and the data representative of the set of parameters of the work cycle,
generate traceability data-sets by associating to each set of parameters of the work cycle:
a unique identification code for the portable tool or for the portable electronic device or for both,
the global positioning coordinates of the portable electronic device referred to the moment of receipt of the signal or of the data representative of the set of parameters of the work cycle,
the date and time of receipt of the data representative of the set of parameters of the work cycle,
transmit these traceability data-sets by means of the second wireless communication means to a central database which is remotely accessible,
wherein the central database is separate and remote from the electronic control device and the portable tool, and
wherein the generation of said traceability data-sets is performed only for those work cycles of the portable tool during the performance of which a distance between the portable tool and the electronic device is less than a predetermined maximum allowed distance.

US Pat. No. 10,710,222

HYDRAULIC CYLINDER ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

1. A piston puller tool for installing a piston into a barrel of a hydraulic cylinder, comprising:a piston rod engagement member includes a base engagement member, a thrust retainer projection, at least one threaded rod plug, said thrust retainer projection extends from one end of said base engagement member, said at least one threaded rod plug extends from an opposing end of said base engagement member, wherein said piston rod engagement member is engaged with the piston;
a thrust bearing retainer includes a rod bore formed through one end, a bearing bore is formed into said thrust bearing retainer starting at an opposing end to receive a thrust bearing, said thrust retainer projection is engaged in an entrance to said bearing bore;
a draw rod having one end retained in said thrust bearing retainer; and
a barrel end retainer is threadably retained on an opposing end of said draw rod, said barrel end retainer includes a barrel perimeter, said barrel perimeter is sized to receive an inner diameter of the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,710,221

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FASTENER ELEMENT RETENTION AND INSTALLATION

1. A method of installing fasteners comprising:engaging a member with a portion of a first fastener;
mechanically obstructing disengagement of the first fastener from said member;
storing energy collected by installing the first fastener into a workpiece;
disengaging the first fastener from said member; and
upon engagement of a second fastener with said member, triggering a release of said energy collected by installing the first fastener into the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,710,220

WAVEFORM SHAPING IN POWER TOOL POWERED BY ALTERNATING-CURRENT POWER SUPPLY

1. A power tool comprising:a housing;
a brushless DC (BLDC) motor arranged within the housing, the motor including a stator and a rotor rotatably disposed within the stator;
a rectifier configured to receive an alternative current from an alternating current (AC) power supply and output a rectified signal supplied to a DC power bus;
an inverter circuit having a plurality of motor switches connected electrically between the DC power bus and the motor and operable to deliver electric power from the DC power bus to the motor;
a control module configured to control a switching operation of the plurality of power switches to regulate supply power from the power supply to the motor over a plurality of successive full cycles of the AC power supply voltage waveform, wherein for each full cycle of the plurality of successive full cycles of the AC power supply voltage waveform, the control module being configured to halt the switching operation of the plurality of power switches to cut off supply of power from the power supply to the motor between a first threshold and a second threshold, wherein the first threshold is between a high peak of the full cycle and a zero-crossing of the full cycle on the AC power supply voltage waveform, and the second threshold is between a low peak of the full cycle and the zero-crossing of the full cycle on the AC power supply voltage waveform; and
a capacitor arranged across the DC power bus, the capacitor having a capacitance value such that, within each full cycle of the plurality of full cycles of the AC power supply voltage waveform, the voltage on the DC power bus becomes smaller than a back-electromagnetic force (back-EMF) voltage of the motor within a region of the DC power bus voltage waveform between the first threshold and the second threshold, the first threshold and second threshold corresponding to voltage levels greater than the back-EMF voltage of the motor such that the inverter circuit substantially prevents flow of current from the motor to the power supply within said region of the DC power bus voltage waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,710,219

MECHANISM THAT IS NON-ENGAGING IN FORWARD DIRECTION AND PREVENTS DIRECTION CHANGE

Nantong Tianmao Machinery...

1. A steering mechanism with multiple states, comprising:a dual ratchet sleeve, provided in an axial direction a one-way forward ratchet ring gear and a one-way reverse ratchet ring gear;
a pawl base, the pawl base being provided with a upper portion and a lower portion disposed along the axial direction of the dual ratchet sleeve, the upper portion being received in and rotatable to the dual ratchet sleeve, thereby the pawl base is rotatable about the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve while being positionally restrained in the axial direction of the dual ratchet sleeve; the upper portion of the pawl base comprises a first pawl and a second pawl both being movable in a direction perpendicular to the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve, and the first pawl and second pawl being capable of moving into or disengaged from the one-way forward ratchet ring gear and the one-way reverse ratchet ring gear, respectively; the pawl base further comprises a drive lever guide hole through the upper portion and the lower portion, and an axis of the drive lever guide hole is parallel to the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve;
an eccentric drive mechanism, configured for driving the first and second pawl to act, comprising an eccentric wheel, an eccentric wheel axle, a pawl driving lever, and an elastic pressing part, the eccentric wheel being rotatably mounted to the lower portion of the pawl base through the eccentric wheel axle, an axis of the eccentric wheel axle being perpendicular to the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve; the pawl driving lever being restrained within the driving lever guide hole of the pawl base, and being movable in a direction parallel to the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve, the pawl driving lever being in contact with the first and second pawls in an area corresponding to upper portion of the pawl base, and the pawl driving lever is tightly attached to the surface of the eccentric wheel through the elastic pressing part at one end in the lower portion of the pawl base;
a tool handle for driving the pawl base to rotate, the tool handle being connected to and fixed on the eccentric wheel or the eccentric wheel axle so as to enable the linkage of the tool handle and the eccentric wheel;
wherein the tool handle drives the pawl driving lever to move in a direction parallel to the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve through the rotation movement of the eccentric wheel, and then the pawl driving lever drives the first pawl and the second pawl to move into or disengaged from the one-way forward ratchet ring gear and the one-way reverse ratchet ring gear, along direction perpendicular to the axis of the dual ratchet sleeve;
wherein, the tool handle is rotated to be positioned to a first position, a second position and a third position, and
in the first position, the following conditions are occurred simultaneously:(a) a longitudinal direction of the tool handle is perpendicular to the axial direction of the dual ratchet sleeve; and(b) the first pawl is engaged in the tooth slots of the one-way forward ratchet ring gear, and the second pawl is disengaged from the tooth slots of the one-way reverse ratchet ring gear;in the second position, the following conditions are occurred simultaneously:(c) the longitudinal direction of the tool handle is parallel to the axial direction of the dual ratchet sleeve; and(d) the first pawl and the second pawl respectively disengage from the tooth slots corresponding to the one-way forward ratchet ring gear and the one-way reverse ratchet ring gear;in the third position, the following conditions are occurred simultaneously:(e) the longitudinal direction of the tool handle is perpendicular to the axial direction of the dual ratchet sleeve; and(f) the second pawl is engaged in the tooth slots of the one-way reverse ratchet ring gear, and the first pawl is disengaged from the tooth slots of the one-way forward ratchet ring gear.

US Pat. No. 10,710,215

WORKPIECE-HOLDING DEVICE

1. A bench device comprising:a pedestal, a plurality of clamping elements, and a plurality of fastening structures;
wherein the plurality of fastening structures attach the plurality of clamping elements to the pedestal;
wherein the bench device maintains a workpiece in a fixed position;
wherein the plurality of clamping elements hold the workpiece in a fixed position;
wherein the bench device allow the plurality of clamping elements to slide along the pedestal;
wherein the pedestal forms the inferior structure of the bench device;
wherein the pedestal is a plate structure;
wherein the pedestal has a disk shape;
wherein the pedestal has a rectangular block shape;
wherein the inferior face of the pedestal rests on a supporting surface;
wherein the plurality of fastening structures removably attaches the plurality of clamping elements to the superior face of the pedestal;
wherein the plurality of fastening structures attaches the plurality of clamping elements to the superior face such that the position of each of the plurality of clamping elements is adjustable;
wherein the plurality of clamping elements form two vertical surfaces that press against the workpiece such that the workpiece is held in the fixed position;
wherein the position of each of the plurality of clamping elements on the superior face of the pedestal is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 10,710,214

POLISHING OR GRINDING PAD WITH MULTILAYER REINFORCEMENT

Husqvarna AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A polishing or grinding pad assembly comprising:(a) a flexible and rotatable pad;
(b) a polymeric ring attached to the pad and having a central opening exposing the flexible and rotatable pad;
(c) a metallic ring attached to the polymeric ring and having an inner hole exposing the flexible and rotatable pad; and
(d) abrasive tools contacting against a bottom surface of the metallic ring,
wherein the metallic ring includes an outer periphery having recesses radially arranged thereon between each of the abrasive tools, and
wherein the recesses are arcuate scallops which expose bottom surface portions of the polymeric ring.

US Pat. No. 10,710,213

ALUMINA SINTERED BODY, ABRASIVE GRAIN, AND GRINDING WHEEL

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. An alumina sintered body comprising:an inner layer comprising alumina crystal grains; and
an outer layer covering at least a part of the inner layer from outside, having a higher content of an alkaline earth metal than the inner layer, and comprising alumina crystal grains, wherein
the content of the alkaline earth metal contained in the outer layer is 1.0 to 30.0 mass % in terms of oxide,
the alumina sintered body being free from silicon except unavoidable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,710,212

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING SURFACE FINISH OF ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

1. A method for improving a surface finish of an additively manufactured part, comprising:fluidly communicating at least one internal channel of an additively manufactured part to an abrasive fluid media source;
rotating the additively manufactured (AM) part to induce abrasive fluid media to flow through the AM part to smooth a surface of the AM part;
rotating the AM part about an axis that the AM part is configured to rotate during operation of the AM part, wherein the AM part is configured to generate flow in use through rotating around a central axis of the AM part, wherein rotating includes rotating the AM part about a central axis of the AM part, wherein fluidly communicating the at least one internal channel of the AM part includes connecting the internal channel of the AM part to a conduit connected to the abrasive fluid media source.

US Pat. No. 10,710,211

ABRASIVE ARTICLES WITH PRECISELY SHAPED FEATURES AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An abrasive article comprising:a first abrasive element, a first resilient element, and a first fastening element;
a second abrasive element, a second resilient element, and a second fastening element; and
a carrier, wherein the first resilient element and first fastening element are disposed between the first abrasive element and the carrier, and wherein the second resilient element and second fastening element are disposed between the second abrasive element and the carrier;
wherein the first and second abrasive elements are disposed on the carrier as spaced-apart, discrete elements;
wherein the first and second abrasive elements each comprises a first major surface and a second major surface;
wherein at least the first major surfaces of the first and second abrasive elements comprise a plurality of precisely shaped features;
wherein the first and second abrasive elements, collectively, comprise a group of the precisely shaped features having a common maximum design feature height of Do, wherein each of the first and second abrasive elements have at least one precisely shaped feature of the group;
wherein the first and second abrasive elements are coupled to the carrier such that the group of precisely shaped features have a non-coplanarity of less than about 20% of Do;
wherein the abrasive elements comprise substantially inorganic, monolithic structures; and
wherein the first and second resilient elements are locked in a compressed position through the first and second fastening elements, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,710,210

METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method for forming semiconductor devices, the method comprising:grinding a backside of a semiconductor wafer with a grinding wheel during a first time interval, wherein the grinding wheel is forward moved during the first time interval, wherein a plurality of semiconductor devices are formed on the semiconductor wafer;
polishing the backside of the semiconductor wafer with the grinding wheel in a second time interval, wherein the grinding wheel is backward moved during the second time interval; and
dicing the semiconductor wafer to separate the plurality of semiconductor devices from each other without additional polishing of the backside of the semiconductor wafer before dicing the semiconductor wafer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,209

WAFER POLISHING APPARATUS AND POLISHING HEAD USED FOR SAME

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A wafer polishing apparatus comprising:a rotating platen to which a polishing pad is affixed; and
a polishing head that holds a wafer placed on the polishing pad while pressing the wafer, wherein
the polishing head has a membrane that contacts the upper surface of the wafer and applying a pressing force thereto and a support plate that supports the membrane,
the membrane has a main surface part facing the bottom surface of the support plate and a side surface part facing the outer peripheral edge surface of the support plate, and
the vertical tension due to the side surface part of the membrane is larger than the lateral tension due to the main surface part of the membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,710,208

POLISHING METHOD AND POLISHING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

3. A polishing method for polishing a substrate by pressing the substrate against a polishing pad on a polishing table, comprising:a first step of defining a plurality of concentric annular areas in a radial direction of the polishing pad, selecting the area to adjust the surface temperature from the defined plural areas, adjusting the surface temperature of the selected area to a predetermined temperature, calculating, for each of radial positions on the substrate, an amount of heat that the substrate receives from the polishing pad by contact with the temperature-adjusted polishing pad, calculating, for each of the radial positions on the substrate, an integrated value of the amount of heat during rotation of the substrate from the calculated amount of heat, thereby obtaining a profile of the integrated value of the amount of heat in the radial direction of the substrate, and preparing and accumulating, for each area to adjust the surface temperature, the profile of the integrated value of the amount of heat;
a second step of obtaining a temperature profile in the radial direction of the surface of the polishing pad when the substrate is polished under such polishing conditions as to achieve a target polishing profile in a state where the surface temperature of the polishing pad is not adjusted, and calculating, for each of radial positions on the substrate, an integrated value of the amount of heat during rotation of the substrate from the temperature profile, thereby obtaining a profile of the integrated value of the amount of heat in the radial direction of the substrate;
a third step of selecting a profile which is equal or similar to a profile of the integrated value of the amount of heat, obtained by normalizing the profile of the integrated value of the amount of heat obtained in the second step, from profiles of the integrated value of the amount of heat, obtained by normalizing the profiles of the integrated value of the amount of heat accumulated in the first step; and
a fourth step of determining an area where the surface temperature of the polishing pad is adjusted based on the profile selected in the third step, and polishing the substrate by pressing the substrate against the polishing pad while adjusting the surface temperature of the determined area of the polishing pad.

US Pat. No. 10,710,207

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING TARGETED POLISHING VIA MANIPULATION OF MAGNETIC-ABRASIVE FLUID

10. A method for magnetic abrasive polishing, the method comprising:positioning a workpiece in a container;
positioning a compressible barrier having a portion thereof extending downwardly perpendicular to the container around the workpiece, the compressible barrier contacting the container so as to create a sealed region between the workpiece and the container, wherein the compressible barrier is spaced apart from a side interior face of the container and extends below the workpiece;
introducing a magnetic abrasive fluid to a space under the workpiece within the sealed region;
magnetizing the magnetic abrasive fluid via a magnet;
varying a resulting magnetic field by rotating the magnet to apply a magnetic field gradient to the workpiece; and
inducing travel of magnetic particles present in the magnetic abrasive fluid, via spatial and temporal variations in the magnetic field, to affect localized polishing of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,710,206

MACHINING MODULE, ACCESSORY ASSEMBLY FOR A MACHINING MODULE AND METHOD FOR STARTING UP A MACHINING MODULE

1. An assembly of accessories for a machining module that machines by the removal of chips, comprising:at least one tool holder equipped with a first optical target as positioning reference; and
a workpiece support equipped with a second optical target as positioning reference, the first optical target and the second optical target being designed to collaborate to be mutually aligned and superposed so as to allow their relative position to be measured through geometrical optics and their relative direction of travel to be measured through geometrical optics when the first optical target and the second optical target are superposed.

US Pat. No. 10,710,205

QUERY UNIT FOR TOGGLE LEVER CLAMP

1. A query unit for determining a status of moving or movable parts of a toggle lever clamping apparatus comprising:(a) an electroblock; and
(b) a sensor unit;
wherein the electroblock has at least one electrical connector element for connecting an outer, releaseable connection cable, a first connector plug-in connection part which is a first projection for connecting the electroblock with the sensor unit, and at least one screw passage opening for installation on an outer surface of the toggle lever clamping apparatus, whereby the electroblock is installed on a housing wall of the toggle lever clamping apparatus from an outside;
wherein the sensor unit has at least one sensor and a second connector plug-in connection part which has a second recess for connecting the sensor unit with the electroblock and attachable to the toggle lever clamping apparatus; and
said first projection plugging into said second recess; and
wherein the second connector plug-in connection part of the sensor unit is attachable in an opening of the toggle lever clamping apparatus with shape fit, wherein the connector plug-in connection is integrated into the housing wall of a head in such a manner that the toggle lever clamping apparatus is sealed against outer influences and that the sensors are disposed in a protected manner; and
wherein the electroblock has a connector for shape-fit connection with the toggle lever clamping apparatus;
wherein the connector is a shape-fit projection placed into a shape-fit recess of the housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,710,204

NOZZLE CONTROLLER OF MACHINE TOOL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A nozzle controller of a machine tool comprising: a tool which is gripped in a spindle of the machine tool;a nozzle in which an angle and/or a position thereof with respect to the tool can be changed and which emits a fluid to the tool;
a nozzle drive unit which drives the angle and/or the position of the nozzle;
a contact acquisition unit which acquires contact between the tool and a work; and
a control unit which controls the nozzle drive unit,
wherein the control unit stores, as a surface coordinate of the work, a coordinate in the direction of the spindle when the contact acquisition unit detects the contact, and further determines that the tool is raised or lowered when the stroke of the feed axis in the direction of the spindle is increased or decreased after the detection of the contact by the contact acquisition unit and a stroke in a direction orthogonal to the direction of the spindle is not produced, and
the nozzle drive unit drives the nozzle such that an emitting port of the nozzle is directed to the surface coordinate when the control unit determines that the tool is raised or lowered.

US Pat. No. 10,710,202

ENGINE COMPONENT STACK AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A method for assembling components of an engine, comprising:positioning a first component adjacent to a second component such that a first surface of the first component abuts the second component;
coupling a cooling plate to the first component such that a first surface of the cooling plate abuts a second surface of the first component;
coupling a loading ram to the cooling plate such that a second surface of the cooling plate abuts the loading ram;
heating the first component prior to positioning the first component adjacent to the second component;
determining that a temperature of the first component is less than a threshold subsequent to coupling the cooling plate to the first component; and
decoupling the cooling plate from the first component based on determining that the temperature of the first component is less than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,710,197

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE REMOTE LASER WELDING OF TWO COATED SHEETS

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for laser remote welding of two coated sheets, the method comprising the acts of:directing a laser beam onto the two coated sheets to be joined to one another and guiding the laser beam on the two coated sheets by way of a scanner;
producing an end fillet weld on a lap joint between the two coated sheets in order to join the two coated sheets to one another;
continuously recording images of a production of the end fillet weld, via a camera;
comparing the continuously recorded images to a desired weld course by identifying a position of the generated end fillet weld on the recorded images and comparing a course of the generated end fillet weld to a step offset that is formed by an abutment between the two coated sheets that have not yet been welded; determining an actual position of the laser beam; calculating a correction movement amount;
correcting a path of the laser beam to match it to the desired weld course, based on the correction movement amount to ensure continuous production of the end fillet weld; and
checking a quality of the produced end fillet weld.