US Pat. No. 10,688,619

ABRASION ARRANGEMENT FOR SANDING HEAD

1. An abrasion arrangement configured for surface treatment with constant velocity at a surface, where the abrasion arrangement comprises at least a sanding head, wherein the sanding head is connected to at least an abrasion pressure comprising at least an abrasive pressure cylinder with an absolute encoder, where the abrasion pressure is further connected to at least a tilt device which is further connected to a structural construction comprising a horizontal arm and an horizontal actuator further comprising drive means, and where at least the horizontal arm is even further connected to a vertical arm with drive means.

US Pat. No. 10,688,618

INTEGRAL PART WEAR INDICATOR SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A method of polishing a stator segment, the method comprising:subjecting the stator segment to a polishing process; the stator segment comprising:
a plurality of airfoils;
a first mock airfoil formed on a first end of the stator;
a second mock airfoil formed on a second end of the stator;
removing the first mock airfoil and the second mock airfoil in response to a completion of the polishing process.

US Pat. No. 10,688,617

MACHINE TOOL

ETXE-TAR, S.A., Elgoibar...

1. A machine tool for machining connecting rods for a reciprocating piston engine, the machine tool comprising:a workpiece carrier assembly (11) including a workpiece carrier (12), the workpiece carrier (12) supporting a plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000);
a workpiece carrier support (1), supporting the workpiece carrier assembly (11) for horizontal movement thereon in a first direction parallel with a horizontal Z axis;
a first tool carrier (21) having a plurality of spindles, the plurality of spindles carrying a first plurality of tools (102, 103) for simultaneously machining the plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000) by rotating the first plurality of tools (102, 103) around an axis parallel with the Z axis;
a tool carrier support (2), supporting the first tool carrier (21) for horizontal movement in a direction parallel with a horizontal X axis, perpendicular to the Z axis;
the first tool carrier (21) being laterally displaceable on the tool carrier support (2) with respect to the workpiece carrier assembly (11) between an operative position in which each of the first plurality of tools (102, 103) are capable of contacting the plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000) and an inoperative position, laterally offset from the workpiece carrier assembly (11), in which the plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000) are not contactable by the first plurality of tools (102, 103),
a second tool carrier (22), having a plurality of spindles, the plurality of spindles carrying a second plurality of tools (100, 101) for simultaneously machining the plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000) by rotating the second plurality of tools (100, 101) around an axis extending parallel with the Z axis,
the second tool carrier (22) supported on the tool carrier support (2) for horizontal movement in a direction parallel with the horizontal X axis, perpendicular to the Z axis;
the second tool carrier (22) being laterally displaceable on the tool carrier support (2) with respect to the workpiece carrier assembly (11) between an operative position in which each of the second plurality of tools (100, 101) are capable of contacting the plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000) and an inoperative position, laterally offset from the workpiece carrier assembly (11), in which the plurality of connecting rod workpieces (1000) are not contactable by the second plurality of tools (100, 101).

US Pat. No. 10,688,616

CUTTING APPARATUS

DISCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A cutting apparatus comprising:a chuck table configured to hold a workpiece;
cutting means having a cutting blade for cutting said workpiece held on said chuck table;
cutting water supplying means for supplying a cutting water to said cutting blade;
an elastic wave detecting sensor provided in said cutting means for detecting an elastic wave due to the rotation of said cutting blade;
and control means for identifying abnormal processing of the cutting means, said control means comprising a processor and memory;
said control means including:
a reference data storing section configured to store reference data as a set of reference processing elastic wave data detected in previous processing of one or more prior workpieces under predetermined processing conditions and reference idling elastic wave data detected in previous processing in the condition where said cutting blade is idling without cutting said one or more prior workpieces and supplying said cutting water before processing,
a threshold value storing section configured to store a threshold value set on the basis of an average value in a predetermined frequency band of said reference processing elastic wave data,
an idling elastic wave data storing section configured to store idling elastic wave data detected in the predetermined frequency band in the condition where said cutting blade is idling without cutting said workpiece and supplying said cutting water for a period of time and to store the period of time of detection,
a ratio calculating section configured to calculate a first ratio of an average value of said idling elastic wave data at the period of time in the predetermined frequency band to an average value of said reference idling elastic wave data in the predetermined frequency band,
and a determining section configured to divide an average value of processing elastic wave data detected during processing of said workpiece in the predetermined frequency band by said first ratio to thereby obtain a corrected processing elastic wave data value and then determine that the processing is abnormal when said corrected processing elastic wave data value is greater than said threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,688,615

TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A temperature control system, adapted to a machine tool, the temperature control system comprising:a cooling circulation, comprising;
a pump, driven by a variable frequency motor so as to drive a liquid coolant to flow in the cooling circulation and to flow through a spindle of the machine tool;
a cooler, serially connected to the pump to cool the liquid coolant; and
a solenoid valve, connected to an inlet and an outlet of the cooler, wherein when the solenoid valve is turned on, the liquid coolant flowing through the spindle does not flow back to the cooler; when the solenoid valve is turned off, the liquid coolant is only pumped through the pump and the cooler; and
a controller, electrically connected to the variable frequency motor, the cooler, and the solenoid valve, the controller adapted to be connected to the machine tool to detect a spindle load, a spindle speed, a spindle temperature and a body temperature of the machine tool in order to control the variable frequency motor, the cooler and the solenoid valve.

US Pat. No. 10,688,614

PORTABLE POWER TOOL

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A control method for a power tool for rotary tools, wherein the power tool has a handle, the method comprising:continuously rotating a tool holder about a working axis by a rotary drive in response to an actuation of an operating button;
detecting a rotary movement of the handle about the working axis by a motion sensor;
estimating a first rotational angle of the handle by a first motion estimator which masks out slow rotary movements below a limit value;
estimating a second rotational angle of the handle by a second motion estimator which takes into account slow rotary movements below the limit value;
activating a protective measure for reducing torque output of the rotary drive when the first rotational angle exceeds a first trigger threshold;
activating the protective measure for reducing the torque output of the rotary drive when the second rotational angle exceeds a second trigger threshold, and at the same time a power output of the rotary drive exceeds a power threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,688,613

DUST COLLECTOR AND WORK TOOL PROVIDED WITH DUST COLLECTOR

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power tool and a dust collector for collecting dust generated during an operation performed by the power tool on a workpiece, the dust collector being removably attached to the power tool, wherein:the power tool comprises (a) a tool body (1) having a front end region to which a tool accessory having a longitudinal axis is coupled and (2) housing a motor and a driving mechanism that translates output from the motor to the tool accessory for the tool accessory to perform the operation and (b) a handle that is connected to a rear end region of the tool body distant from the front end region and does not house the motor and the driving mechanism,
the dust collector comprises a dust collecting part having an opening for collecting dust and a body that is connected to the dust collecting part and the handle of the power tool,
the dust collector is attached to the power tool by connecting the body directly to the handle,
the body has a handle connection part that is directly connected to the handle, a dust collector motor and a fan that is rotated by the dust collector motor,
the body is configured to collect dust through the opening of the dust collecting part by utilizing an air flow generated by rotation of the fan, and
the dust collector, when attached to the power tool, is supplied with power from the handle via the handle connection part, so that the dust collector motor is driven.

US Pat. No. 10,688,612

MACHINE TOOL

OKUMA CORPORATION, Aichi...

1. A machine tool comprising:a movable member; and
a robot attached to the movable member, the robot comprising:
a plurality of arms;
two or more end effectors provided at positions different from each other; and
a joint provided between two end effectors of the two or more end effectors;
wherein
the movable member holds a tool which cuts and machines a workpiece,
the robot has two or more degrees of freedom,
the robot is attached to the movable member such that translational movement of the movable member causes translational movement of the robot;
the robot is attached to the movable member such that the robot can stay in a fixed position relative to the movable member during movement of the movable member;
the robot is attached to the movable member such that movement of the arms of the robot does not cause the movable member to move, and
one of the two end effectors is a gripping device comprising a pair of gripping units, wherein a first gripping unit of the pair of gripping units is provided on a first arm of the plurality of arms and a second gripping unit of the pair of gripping units is provided on a second arm of the plurality of arms, and the first gripping unit and the second gripping unit being structured to sandwich the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,688,611

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND PROCESSING A VARIETY OF PART SHAPES USING ROBOTIC TENDING

VersaBuilt, Inc., Boise,...

1. A part gripping device to retain a workpiece for processing it in a workstation located in a CNC machine and for repositioning it with a robotic tender, the workpiece defining longitudinal workpiece axis and including first and second workpiece sides, the first and second workpiece sides forming opposing ends of the workpiece and having corresponding first and second workpiece surface portions that are perpendicular to the longitudinal workpiece axis, the part gripping device comprising:a first side inducing a first mechanical coupling for an end of arm tool of the robotic tender configured to engage and release (i) in one instance, the part gripping device and (ii) in another instance, the workpiece with the part gripping device at a location away from the workstation located in the CNC machine;
a second side, different from the first side, including a second mechanical coupling for an actuatable workstation fastener that is operatively coupled to the CNC machine and is configured to restrain the part gripping device at the workstation; and
a third side, perpendicular to the first side and different from the second side, defining a part gripping surface by which to confront and engage the first workpiece side and thereby unobstructedly present the second workpiece side for processing the second workpiece side in the workstation located in the CNC machine.

US Pat. No. 10,688,610

EFFECTOR COMPRISING A CONTACT SURFACE HAVING AN INTERFACE MADE OF A DUCTILE MATERIAL

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. An effector supporting at least one tool configured to perform an operation on a workpiece and comprising at least one contact surface configured to bear against a face of the workpiece adjacent a zone of the workpiece that is impacted by the at least one tool, said at least one contact surface comprising at least one ball interposed between said at least one contact surface and the face of the workpiece, wherein the at least one ball is made of a ductile material,wherein, in a first operational state, the at least one ball is positioned between a first predetermined portion of the at least one contact surface and the face of the workpiece, the first predetermined portion configured not to contact the face of the workpiece, and
wherein, in a second operational state, the at least one ball is sandwiched between at least a second predetermined portion of the at least one contact surface, distinct from and adjacent to the first predetermined portion, and the face of the workpiece, the second predetermined portion configured to contact the face of the workpiece in absence of the at least one ball,
wherein the first predetermined portion of the at least one contact surface comprises at least one recess configured to partially house the at least one ball,
wherein in the first operational state, the at least one ball is configured to creep out of the at least one recess,
wherein the at least one recess has a circular cross section in a plane perpendicular to the axis of the at least one tool.

US Pat. No. 10,688,609

TORQUE WRENCH HAVING IMPACT ENGAGER

TYM LABS, L.L.C., Saddle...

1. An engager for a torque wrench, the engager comprising:a rotor housing connectable to a rotating output of a motor and rotatable thereby;
a motor rotor axially moveable and mechanically rotatable with the rotor housing;
a tool rotor connectable to a rotating input of the torque wrench; and
a piston configured to axially move the motor rotor relative to the rotor housing while maintaining a rotatable engagement between the motor rotor and the rotor housing to effect selective engagement of the motor rotor with the tool rotor,
wherein the engager may be operated in an impact mode in which the motor rotor rotates without being rotationally engaged to the tool rotor until being advanced by the piston into rotational engagement with the tool rotor to provide an impact force with the torque wrench.

US Pat. No. 10,688,608

RING GEAR FOR AN EPICYCLIC REDUCTION GEAR

Safran Transmission Syste...

1. A method for assembling first and second half-ring gears according to a common axis, the method comprising:providing an angular positioning pin for the first and second half-ring gears in relation to each other, the angular positioning pin to be received in first and second respective holes of the said first and second half-ring gears, wherein the first and second respective holes each have a final cross-section adapted to the angular positioning pin;
with reference to a pre-established manufacturing drawing, drilling the first and second holes such that the first hole has a first cross-section that is smaller than the final cross-section on the first half-ring gear and that the second hole has a second cross-section equal to the said final cross-section on the second half-ring gear,
for each of the first and the second half-ring gears:
indexing or defining a plurality of teeth equidistant from each other, with a first tooth that is closer to the respective hole of its respective half-ring gear than the other teeth, to define a common index mark to the first and second half-ring gears;
determining on each tooth indexed, multidimensional coordinates with respect to a center of the respective half-ring gear, of a reference point;
comparing the determined multidimensional coordinates with theoretical coordinates of these same points from the pre-established manufacturing drawing;
noting a difference between the determined multidimensional coordinates and the theoretical coordinates for defining a positional deviation of said reference points;
redrilling the first hole to said final cross-section, positioning the first hole based on the positional deviations of the reference points of each half-ring gear such that, during assembly, each tooth indexed to the first half-ring gear faces a tooth indexed from the second half-ring gear, parallel to said axis, according to a common frame,
and assembling the first and second half-ring gears by tightly engaging said angular positioning pin in the first and second holes, and by an interference fit of the first and second half-ring gears together.

US Pat. No. 10,688,607

FURNACE VENT TERMINATION

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A termination for use with a furnace, comprising:a face plate including an exhaust region and an air supply region, the face plate having a front surface and an opposing back surface;
an exhaust termination portion coupled to the back surface in the exhaust region, the exhaust termination portion comprising a sleeve capable of engaging a terminal end of an exhaust conduit associated with a furnace;
an opening extending through the face plate in the exhaust region, the opening aligned with the exhaust termination portion;
a removably positioned reducing element positioned in the opening and in a portion of the sleeve;
an air supply termination portion coupled to the back surface and extending from the back surface in the air supply region, wherein the air supply termination portion comprises a plurality of stop elements coupled to the back surface in the air supply region; and
a plurality of freestanding fins in the air supply region.

US Pat. No. 10,688,606

WORKPIECE RECEPTACLE

Pentracor GmbH, Hennigsd...

1. A workpiece receptacle for a workpiece comprising:a receiving element for receiving the workpiece,
a base element movably receiving the receiving element,
a fixing element comprising a threaded rod for fixing the receiving element with respect to the base element, the fixing element configured to mechanically clamp the receiving element with respect to the base element,
a bearing element comprising one or more ball bearings allowing for a movement between the receiving element and the base element, wherein the one or more ball bearings are spherical and wherein the one or more ball bearings are disposed in one or more rows,
a first bearing cup connected with the receiving element, the first bearing cup being integral with the fixing element, and
a second bearing cup connected with the base element,
wherein
both the first bearing cup and the second bearing cup have a spherical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,688,605

FIXING DEVICE FOR POSITION-ADJUSTING JIG

Jiyounglinsystem Co., Ltd...

1. A fixing device for a position-adjusting jig, the fixing device comprising:a driving cylinder which includes a piston having a predetermined stroke;
a jig-position-fixing unit which is coupled to the piston of the driving cylinder;
a guide block which fixes and assists the jig-position-fixing unit operated by the stroke of the piston of the driving cylinder; and
a position-fixing bracket which is coupled to a position-adjustable jig so that the corresponding position-adjustable jig is fixed by the jig-position-fixing unit,
wherein the jig-position-fixing unit further includes:
first and second stoppers which come into contact with a partial surface of the position-fixing bracket;
a first spring which is coupled to the first stopper;
a second spring which is coupled to the second stopper; and
a power transmission member into which the first and second stoppers are inserted and which is coupled to the piston of the driving cylinder and transmits power of the driving cylinder to the first and second stoppers, and
the first and second stoppers are operated by the stroke of the piston of the driving cylinder and come into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the position-fixing bracket, such that the position-adjustable jig to which the position-fixing bracket is coupled is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,688,604

PLATFORM BASE AND STAND ADJUSTING DEVICE USED IN COMBINATION WITH A WELDERS SHIELD ENCLOSURE AND WELDER'S GUN AND/OR TORCH

1. A combination of a protective welding shield with a welding tool and an adjusting device for calibrating, adjusting and/or presetting a position of a welding tip of the welding tool relative to the protective welding shield,the protective welding shield having a central longitudinal axis and comprising:
a hollow welding shield body having an outer wall defining a welding enclosure for housing the welding tip of the welding tool, the outer wall having a bottom edge defining an open bottom of the protective welding shield;
a weld viewer mounted to the hollow welding shield body, the weld viewer including at least one welding filter plate; and
a fastening device for adjustably securing the welding tool to the hollow welding shield body;
the adjusting device including a platform base having a central longitudinal axis and comprising:
a floor member;
a wall member extending outwardly from and surrounding the floor member; and
a sub-floor slot formed in the floor member and extending coaxially with the central longitudinal axis of the platform base;
the sub-floor slot having a planar sub-floor surface spaced inwardly from a planar floor surface of the floor member in the direction orthogonal to the floor surface;
the outer wall of the protective welding shield configured to be mounted to the floor member of the platform base so that the bottom edge of the hollow welding shield body is disposed within the wall member of the platform base and the welding tip of the welding tool faces the sub-floor slot of the platform base.

US Pat. No. 10,688,603

FLUX FOR RESIN FLUX CORED SOLDER, FLUX FOR FLUX COATED SOLDER, RESIN FLUX CORED SOLDER, AND FLUX COATED SOLDER

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A flux for a resin flux cored solder or a flux coated solder comprising:a rosin resin in an amount of 70 to 99.9 mass-% based on the total mass of the flux,
an activator,
at least one selected from an acrylic polymer and a vinyl ether polymer, which has a weight average molecular weight of 8000 to 100000, in an amount of 0.1 to 3 mass-% based on the total mass of the flux, and
a solvent in an amount of 0 to 13 mass-% based on the total mass of the flux.

US Pat. No. 10,688,602

SUBMERGED ARC WELDING PROCESS

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

1. A submerged arc welding process using a welding wire and a bonded flux in combination,wherein the welding wire contains, based on a total mass of the welding wire,
Ni: 50% or more by mass,
Cr: 14.5% to 16.5% by mass,
Mo: 15.0% to 17.0% by mass,
W: 3.0% to 4.5% by mass,
Fe: 4.0% to 7.0% by mass,
C: 0.02% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
Si: 0.08% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
Mn: 1.0% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
P: 0.04% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
S: 0.03% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
Cu: 0.5% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
V: 0.35% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass),
Co: 2.5% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass), and
Al: 0.1% or less by mass (excluding 0% by mass), and
the bonded flux contains, based on a total mass of the bonded flux,
Al2O3: 35% to 55% by mass,
SiO2: 5% to 25% by mass,
CaO: 2% to 10% by mass,
CaF2: 25% to 45% by mass, and
Na2O: 2% to 4% by mass,
wherein the bonded flux is substantially free of Al and Si.

US Pat. No. 10,688,601

ALUMINUM ALLOY CLADDING MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An aluminum alloy clad material comprising:a core material comprising an aluminum alloy;
an intermediate layer material that is clad on one surface of the core material; and
a first brazing filler metal that is clad on a surface of the intermediate layer material, the surface not being on the core material side,
wherein the core material comprises an aluminum alloy consisting of Si: 0.05 to 1.50 mass %, Fe: 0.05 to 2.00 mass %, Mn: 0.5 to 2.0 mass %, and optionally at least one selected from Mg: 0.05 to 0.50 mass %, Cu: 0.05 to 1.50 mass %, Ti: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Zr: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Cr: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, and V: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, with a balance of the aluminum alloy being Al and inevitable impurities,
wherein the intermediate layer material comprises an aluminum alloy consisting of Zn: 0.5 to 8.0 mass %, Si: 0.05 to 1.50 mass %, Fe: 0.05 to 2.00 mass %, Mn: 0.05 to 0.50 mass %, and optionally at least one selected from Ni: 0.05 to 2.00 mass %, Ti: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Zr: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Cr: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, and V: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, with the balance of the aluminum alloy being Al and inevitable impurities,
wherein the first brazing filler metal comprises an aluminum alloy consisting of Si: 8.0 to 13.0 mass %, Fe: 0.05 to 1.20 mass %, Cu: 0.05 to 0.50 mass %, and optionally:
(1) at least one selected from Zn: 0.5 to 8.0 mass %, Mn: 0.05 to 2.00 mass %, Ti: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Zr: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, Cr: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %, and V: 0.05 to 0.30 mass %,
(2) at least one selected from Na: 0.001 to 0.050 mass % and Sr: 0.001 to 0.050 mass %, or
a combination of (1) and (2),with the balance of the aluminum alloy being Al and inevitable impurities,wherein an existence density of Al—Mn based intermetallic compounds having a circle-equivalent diameter between 0.1 and 1.0 ?m inclusive in the intermediate layer material before brazing heating is at least 1.0×105 pieces/mm2, and
wherein an existence density of Al—Mn based intermetallic compounds having a circle-equivalent diameter between 0.1 and 1.0 ?m inclusive in the intermediate layer material after brazing heating at 600° C. is at least 1.0×104 pieces/mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,688,600

STRUCTURE HAVING STRESS PROTECTED GROOVE WELD AND STRUCTURAL MEMBERS FORMING THE SAME

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A structural member, comprising:a body including a first surface, a second surface, and an end surface at an end portion of the structural member;
the end portion of the structural member including a root protrusion extending radially outward from the second surface of the structural member along a root protrusion radius to an outer end of the root protrusion to define a root protrusion height extending from the second surface of the structural member to the outer end of the root protrusion; and
a root protrusion width extending between an inner edge and an outer edge of the outer end of the root protrusion,
wherein the root protrusion radius, the root protrusion height, and the root protrusion width are configured to define a stress protected weld root region isolated beyond and away from a root stress flow path propagated through the body of the structural member,
wherein the end surface at the end portion of the structural member extends from a first end interface between the first surface and the end surface to a second end interface between the end surface and a bottom of the root protrusion, and wherein the second end interface is beyond the second surface in a direction of the root protrusion height, and
wherein a thickness of the body is greater than or equal to 5 mm, the root protrusion width is less than or equal to two-thirds the thickness of the body, the root protrusion height is greater than or equal to the root protrusion width, and the root protrusion radius is less than or equal to twice the root protrusion height, or
wherein the root protrusion width is less than or equal to half the thickness of the body, the root protrusion height is greater than or equal to the root protrusion width by a factor 1.2, and the root protrusion radius is less than or equal to the root protrusion height.

US Pat. No. 10,688,599

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR LASER PROCESSING TRANSPARENT WORKPIECES USING PHASE SHIFTED FOCAL LINES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for laser processing a transparent workpiece, the method comprising:forming a contour line in the transparent workpiece, the contour line comprising defects in the transparent workpiece, wherein forming the contour line comprises:
directing a pulsed laser beam oriented along a beam pathway and output by a beam source through a beam converting element; and
directing the pulsed laser beam through a phase modifying optical element and into the transparent workpiece such that a portion of the pulsed laser beam directed into the transparent workpiece comprises a phase shifted focal line having a cross-sectional phase contour transverse a beam propagation direction of the pulsed laser beam, wherein:
the cross-sectional phase contour comprises one or more phase contour ridges induced by the phase modifying optical element, the one or more phase contour ridges extending along one or more phase ridge lines; and
the phase shifted focal line generates an induced absorption within the transparent workpiece, the induced absorption producing a defect within the transparent workpiece comprising a central defect region and at least one radial arm that extends outward from the central defect region in a radial defect direction oriented within 20° of the one or more phase ridge lines of the phase shifted focal line.

US Pat. No. 10,688,598

PORTABLE LASER ENGRAVING/CUTTING APPARATUS

MUHERZ LIMITED, New Taip...

1. A portable laser engraving/cutting apparatus for engraving or cutting a pattern on a working surface of a workpiece, said portable laser engraving/cutting apparatus comprising:a casing, comprising a front panel having a window and an inner wall;
a controlling circuit, being fixed in the casing and being for receiving an information associated with the pattern;
a working laser source, being fixed on the inner wall of the front panel and electrically connected to the controlling circuit, the working laser source being controlled by the controlling circuit to emit a laser beam;
a first axis galvanometric unit, being fixed on the inner wall of the front panel and electrically connected to the controlling circuit, the first axis galvanometric unit comprising a first reflector;
a lens unit, being fixed on the inner wall of the front panel and electrically connected to the controlling circuit, the lens unit being capable of moving with respect to the working laser source or moving together with the working laser source with respect to the first axis galvanometric unit; and
a second axis galvanometric unit, being fixed on the inner wall of the front panel and electrically connected to the controlling circuit, the second axis galvanometric unit comprising a second reflector;
wherein the controlling circuit adjusts, according to the information associated with the pattern, a distance of the lens unit with respect to the working laser source or the first axis galvanometric unit, adjust a first target rotation angle of the first reflector and a second target rotation angle of the second reflector to control a position and an energy of the laser beam passing through the window and onto the working surface.

US Pat. No. 10,688,597

POLISHING OPTICAL ELEMENTS WITH A FEMTOSECOND LASER BEAM

Tectus Corporation, Sara...

1. A system for polishing a surface of an optical element to optical smoothness, the system comprising:a fixture that holds the optical element, wherein an operational wavelength for the optical element is a visible wavelength;
a laser system that generates a femtosecond laser beam comprising converging laser pulses with a pulse duration less than 900 femtoseconds and a wavelength between 0.9 ?m and 1.1 ?m; and
a controller configured to control relative positioning of a surface of the optical element and the femtosecond laser beam, such that a waist of the femtosecond laser beam is outside the optical element and 0.5-2.0 Rayleigh ranges away from the surface, the femtosecond laser beam has a diameter of approximately 2-5 ?m at the surface of the optical element, and an intensity of the femtosecond laser beam at the surface of the optical element is sufficient to ablate the surface, and the controller further configured to scan the femtosecond laser beam over the surface to polish the surface to an optical smoothness without producing heat damage in the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,688,596

WIRE MANUFACTURED BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A system for manufacturing a welding-type filler metal wire, comprising:a transporter system configured to move a work-in-progress filler metal build under a heat source;
a material source system that provides a source material that is added to a substrate or a previously bonded material by the heat source over one or more passes, wherein one or both of the transporter system and the material system build a near-net shaped solid wire; and
a plate assembly or a die assembly that draws down to ensure a diameter or a cross-sectional area of the near-net shape solid wire into a finished solid wire,
wherein the heat source is configured to fuse the source material as a layer onto the substrate with a spot size commensurate with the width of the layer.

US Pat. No. 10,688,595

LASER WELDING OVERLAPPING METAL WORKPIECES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of remote laser welding a workpiece stack-up that includes at least two overlapping steel workpieces, the method comprising:providing a workpiece stack-up that includes two or three overlapping steel workpieces, the workpiece stack-up comprising a first steel workpiece that provides a top surface of the stack-up and a second steel workpiece that provides a bottom surface of the stack-up, wherein every faying interface in the workpiece stack-up between the top and bottom surfaces provided by the first and second steel workpieces is a zero-gap interface, and wherein at least one of the two or three steel workpieces in the workpiece stack-up is a zinc-coated steel workpiece;
directing a laser beam at the top surface of the workpiece stack-up to form a keyhole that extends into the workpiece stack-up from the top surface of the workpiece stack-up, the keyhole being surrounded by a molten steel weld pool; and
conveying the laser beam relative to the top surface of the workpiece stack-up along a predefined weld pattern that includes one or more nonlinear inner weld paths and an enclosed outer peripheral weld path that surrounds the one or more nonlinear inner weld paths, the keyhole fully penetrating the workpiece stack-up when being conveyed along the one or more nonlinear inner weld paths and partially-penetrating the workpiece stack-up when being conveyed along the enclosed outer peripheral weld path, the conveyance of the laser beam and the keyhole along the one or more nonlinear inner weld paths leaving behind a trail of re-solidified workpiece material along each of the one or more nonlinear inner weld paths that fusion welds the two or three steel workpieces together.

US Pat. No. 10,688,594

FUEL SUPPLY PIPE ASSEMBLY DEVICE

KEYLEX CORPORATION, Hiro...

1. A fuel supply pipe assembly device for assembling a fuel supply pipe by joining one end of a first cylindrical member having an outer peripheral surface on which a plated layer is formed and of which the other end is provided with a fuel supply port to one end of a second cylindrical member having an outer peripheral surface on which a plated layer is formed and of which the other end is joined to a fuel tank, the device comprising:a rotator which has a rotation shaft;
a laser beam emitter which is capable of continuously emitting a laser beam; and
a controller which includes a defocusing control section that displaces a position on which the laser beam emitted by the laser beam emitter impinges and thereby defocuses the laser beam by a predetermined amount, and which controls rotation of the rotation shaft of the rotator and laser beam emission by the laser beam emitter,
wherein:
one of the first and second cylindrical members is fitted into the other one such that at least part of the fitted inner one is positioned inside the outer one and an end portion of the outer one overlaps the outer peripheral surface of the inner one, and the thus arranged first and second cylindrical members are then set onto the rotation shaft,
the controller controls the rotator and the laser beam emitter such that while rotating the first and second cylindrical members through one complete turn about a cylinder center line, the controller makes the laser beam that is in a defocused state impinge on the end portion of outer one in the overlapping portion of the first and second members, thereby melting an entire periphery of the end portion of the outer one in an overlapping portion of the first and second cylindrical members,
while rotating the first and second cylindrical members through at least one further complete turn about the cylinder center line relative to the laser beam, the controller makes the laser beam that is in a defocused state impinge on the melted end portion of the outer one, thereby joining by welding the melted end portion of the outer one to the outer peripheral surface of the inner one;
the controller further controls the rotator and the laser beam emitter such that a portion of the plated layer residing on a portion of the inner one near the end portion of the outer one is removed in the melting of the entire periphery of the end portion of the outer one;
the fuel supply pipe assembly device further comprises:
a displacement amount detector which detects, when the first and second cylindrical members are rotated by the rotator, a displacement amount by which the end portion of the outer one is displaced in a rotation axis direction with respect to the position on which the laser beam impinges; and
a position adjuster having a mirror which reflects, toward the end portion of the outer one, the laser beam emitted by the laser beam emitter, and the position adjuster adjusting the position on which the laser beam impinges in the rotation axis by varying an inclination angle of the mirror; and
the controller is connected to the position adjuster and controls the position adjuster such that the position on which the laser beam impinges is adjusted in accordance with the displacement amount detected by the displacement amount detector.

US Pat. No. 10,688,593

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED COMPONENT WITH ENLARGED WIDTH AREA IN CHANNEL AT MELTING BEAMS' FIELD INTERFACE

General Electric Company,...

1. A component, comprising:a body;
an interface in the body, the interface defining a first and second portion of the body made by different melting beam sources of a multiple melting beam source additive manufacturing system during a single build; and
a channel extending through the body,
wherein the channel includes an interface-distant area on opposing sides of the interface, each interface-distant area having a first width, and
wherein the channel includes an enlarged width area fluidly communicative with the interface-distant areas and spanning the interface, the enlarged width area having a second width larger than the first width,
wherein the second width includes a third width in the first portion of the body on a first side of the interface, and a fourth width in the second portion of the body on a second side of the interface, wherein the third width and the fourth width are each larger than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,688,592

FRICTION STIR WELDING OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS

United Launch Alliance L....

1. A method for constructing a spacecraft propellant tank, comprising:providing N wall panels, where N is an integer equal to or greater than one, each of the N wall panels comprising an aluminum 7xxx alloy;
providing N wall panel filler inserts, each of the N wall panel filler inserts comprising an aluminum 2xxx alloy;
disposing each of the N wall panel filler inserts between, and in direct physical contact with, panel weld edges of consecutive ones of the N wall panels or, when N equals 1, a first panel weld edge and a second panel weld edge of the wall panel;
friction stir welding along each of N wall panel weld regions, each of the N wall panel weld regions comprising the entirety of a width of one of the N wall panel filler inserts and either the panel weld edges of consecutive ones of the N wall panels or, when N equals 1, the first and second panel weld edges of the wall panel, to form a cylinder;
providing first and second domes, each of the first and second domes comprising an aluminum 7xxx alloy;
providing first and second dome filler inserts, each of the first and second dome filler inserts comprising an aluminum 2xxx alloy;
disposing each of the first and second dome filler inserts at opposing ends of the cylinder, wherein the first dome filler insert is in direct physical contact with a first dome weld edge of the cylinder and a weld edge of the first dome to form a first dome weld region, and wherein the second dome filler insert is in direct physical contact with a second dome weld edge of the cylinder and a weld edge of the second dome to form a second dome weld region; and
friction stir welding along each of the first and second dome weld regions to form the spacecraft propellant tank.

US Pat. No. 10,688,591

SAFETY SENSOR FOR A WELDER

1. A safety sensor for a welder comprising:a sensor interface circuit having inputs configured to electrically couple to electrodes of a welder and to receive an input sense voltage signal corresponding to a tracer signal injected across the electrodes and to output a conditioned input sense voltage signal corresponding to the input sense voltage signal;
a processing device electrically coupled to the sensor interface circuit and at least one of comprising or electrically coupled to at least one memory, the processing device configured to:
receive, from the sensor interface circuit, the conditioned input sense voltage signal;
receive a weld cycle initiation signal indicating an initiation of a weld cycle, wherein initiation of the weld cycle comprises movement of the electrodes together from an initial starting position of the welder under a first force;
at a first time, sample a digital value of the conditioned input sense voltage signal as a digital baseline measured value in response to receiving the weld cycle initiation signal;
store the digital value of the conditioned input sense voltage signal as the digital baseline measured value in the at least one memory;
at a second time after the first time, sample a current digital value of the conditioned input sense voltage;
calculate a digital difference between the current digital value of the conditioned input sense voltage signal and the digital baseline measured value;
determine whether the digital difference exceeds a digital threshold change value thereby indicating continuity between the electrodes; and
output an activated weld control start permissive signal in response to determining that the digital difference exceeds the digital threshold change value, the activated weld control start permissive signal to enable the welder to apply a welding current to the electrodes to complete the weld.

US Pat. No. 10,688,590

PORTABLE ARC WELDER

1. A welding apparatus comprising:a controller configured to control a wire feed rate and a direction of feed of a wire feed mechanism configured to output wire at the wire feed rate, wherein the wire is configured to conduct electrical power to a weld site of a weld circuit during performance of a weld,
wherein the controller is configurable to automatically vary the wire feed rate over time that produces an intermittent welding arc at the weld site while the weld is being performed.

US Pat. No. 10,688,589

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING RESISTANCE IN A WIRE FEED DEVICE

ESAB AB, Gothenburg (SE)...

1. A system for monitoring a welding device, the system comprising:a wire feed device including a motor and a roller, the motor to rotate the roller to advance a filler wire from a bobbin towards a torch; and
a processor communicatively coupled to a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the processor to execute instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium to:
identify a filler wire characteristic of the filler wire and a torch characteristic of the torch;
determine a threshold feed force parameter based on the filler wire characteristic and the torch characteristic;
calculate an applied feed force parameter based on a current drawn by the motor or a torque sensor measurement;
compare the applied feed force parameter to the threshold feed force parameter to update an error state indicator,
the system further comprising a first encoder communicatively coupled to the processor, the first encoder to measure a rate of rotation associated with rotation of the roller by the motor, and the processor to execute instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium to:
determine an ideal feed rate parameter based on the filler wire characteristic;
calculate an applied feed rate parameter based on the rate of rotation measured by the first encoder; and
adjust a voltage supplied to the motor based on a comparison of the applied feed rate parameter to the ideal feed rate parameter; and
a second encoder communicatively coupled to the processor, the second encoder to measure an actual feed rate parameter of the filler wire, and the processor to execute instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium to compare the actual feed rate parameter to the applied feed rate parameter to update a second error state indicator; and
a user interface, communicatively couple to the processor, that indicates the error state indicator and the second error state indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,688,588

CONTINUOUS FEED SPINDLE ATTACHMENT

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A spindle attachment comprising:a static assembly; and
a rotating assembly mounted on and extending through the static assembly, the rotating assembly comprising:
a spindle having an upper end and an application tip, wherein the spindle extends through the static assembly and the application tip projects out of a lower end of the static assembly, the spindle configured to rotate on a spindle axis relative to the static assembly;
a material supply mounted on the spindle to rotate with the spindle; and
a wire feeder disposed within the spindle, the wire feeder configured to engage a wire extending from the material supply and to draw the wire from the material supply through the spindle;
wherein the spindle is movable along the spindle axis to adjust a position of a portion of the wire extending from the application tip relative to a substrate;
wherein the spindle is configured to rotate on the spindle axis relative to the static assembly to generate frictional heat between the portion of the wire extending from the application tip and the substrate to cause the wire to plasticize; and
wherein a cooling jacket is disposed between the wire and an angular bearing and the cooling jacket circumferentially surrounds a portion of the wire coaxial with the spindle axis.

US Pat. No. 10,688,587

WIRE AIMING GUIDE AND WELDING DEVICE

TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPOR...

1. A wire aiming guide configured to guide a welding wire and feed the welding wire from a tip side thereof while being attached to a welding torch comprising:a first guide member and a second guide member configured to guide the welding wire:
a connecting portion rotatably connecting the first guide member and the second guide member; and
a fixing portion configured to fix the first guide member to the second guide member;
wherein a direction of the welding wire fed from a tip end side of the first guide member is adjusted by bending the first guide member with respect to the second guide member, and
the fixing portion includes:
a fixing bolt;
a guide slit which is configured to allow the fixing bolt to pass therethrough and is formed on the first guide member;
a third shaft hole which is configured to allow the fixing bolt to pass therethrough and is formed on the second guide member; and
a nut which is configured to fasten to a tip end side of a shaft portion of the fixing bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,688,586

WELDING TORCH

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A welding torch comprising:a first wire passage having a first wire inlet port and a first wire outlet port, the first wire inlet port allowing a first welding wire to enter thereto, the first wire outlet port allowing the first welding wire to be output therefrom;
a second wire passage having a second wire inlet port and a second wire outlet port, the second wire inlet port allowing a second welding wire to enter thereto, the second wire outlet port allowing the second welding wire to be output therefrom;
a third wire passage having a third wire inlet port and a third wire outlet port, the third wire inlet port allowing a portion of the first welding wire output from the first wire outlet port and a portion of the second welding wire output from the second wire outlet port to enter thereto, the third wire outlet port allowing the portion of the first welding wire and the portion of the second welding wire to be output therefrom;
a wire detection space connected to the first wire outlet port, the second wire outlet port, and the third wire inlet port, the wire detection space allowing the portion of the first welding wire and the portion of the second welding wire to pass through the wire detection space; and
a wire detecting device configured to detect the portion of the first welding wire and the portion of the second welding wire in the wire detection space,
wherein the wire detecting device includes:
an irradiator configured to emit detection light such that the detection light is directed to pass through: (a) a first portion of the wire detection space located between the first wire outlet port and the third wire inlet port, and (b) a second portion of the wire detection space located between the second wire outlet port and the third wire inlet port, and
a photodetector configured to receive the detection light in the absence of wire in the detection space.

US Pat. No. 10,688,585

LOW MANGANESE FUME WELDING PROCESS

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...

1. An arc welding process for replicating a manganese-containing weld deposit produced when a single conventional welding electrode is used to produce said weld deposit as well as weld fumes, the single conventional welding electrode containing enough manganese so that the weld deposit produced contains a predetermined amount of manganese while the weld fumes generated contain an undesirably high amount of manganese, the arc welding process comprisingcarrying out the process by means of a hot wire welding approach in which (a) some of the ingredients forming the weld deposit are supplied by a primary welding electrode which is subjected to the intense heat generated by an electric arc while other of the ingredients forming the weld deposit are supplied by at least one hot wire welding electrode different from the primary welding electrode and (b) the at least one hot wire electrode is melted without being subjected to the intense heat generated by the electric arc,
the process further comprising reducing the amount of manganese in the weld fumes without reducing the amount of manganese in the weld deposit by supplying greater than 50% of the manganese in the weld deposit by means of the at least one hot wire welding electrode,
wherein the primary electrode still contains up to 1 wt. % manganese so that refining all manganese out of the metal forming the primary electrode is avoided, and further
wherein the at least one hot wire electrode is resistance heated so that the arc welding process can be carried out at a rate which is faster than would otherwise be the case if the at least one hot wire welding electrode were not resistance heated.

US Pat. No. 10,688,584

PORTABLE WELDING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PORTABLE WELDING ARRANGEMENT, SAID ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A STORAGE BATTERY CONTROLLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OPERATING MODE OF WELDING APPARATUS

Fronius International Gmb...

1. A portable welding arrangement comprising:a battery-powered welding apparatus having a storage battery, a power source, a welding control unit, and a connection for a welding torch, wherein the operating mode of the welding apparatus is changeable between a standby mode and a welding mode, and
a charger that is connectable to a power supply network and to the welding apparatus and has a charge controller for charging the storage battery,
wherein a welding current is withdrawn from the storage battery,
wherein the charge controller of the charger is designed to control the charge or charging of the storage battery of the welding apparatus in accordance with the operating mode of the welding apparatus,
wherein the charge controller of the charger is connected to a memory for storing at least one charging characteristic and is designed to control the charge or charging of the storage battery in the standby mode of the welding apparatus in accordance with the at least one charging characteristic and in the welding mode of the welding apparatus in accordance with a charging current being dependent on the welding current, and
wherein the charged storage battery of the battery-powered welding apparatus provides energy for generating an electric arc for welding even when the charger and the welding apparatus are not connected to the power supply network or to a grid.

US Pat. No. 10,688,583

WELDING POWER SUPPLIES HAVING ADJUSTABLE CURRENT RAMPING RATES

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. The welding power supply, comprising:a switched mode power supply configured to convert primary power to welding-type power having an output current based on a current control loop;
a voltage sensing circuit configured to measure a weld voltage;
a voltage comparator configured to determine whether the weld voltage corresponds to a welding arc condition or a short circuit condition; and
a control circuit configured to:
select a current ramping rate; and
execute the current control loop to control the output current to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process, the control circuit configured to, while the weld voltage corresponds to the short circuit condition, increase the output current at the current ramping rate, wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the current control loop by, in response to determining that the weld voltage corresponds to the short circuit condition:
calculating a voltage error based on a difference between a reference voltage and the weld voltage;
multiplying the voltage error by a value proportional to the current ramping rate to determine a current adjustment;
scaling the current adjustment to determine a scaled current adjustment;
integrating the scaled current adjustment into a prior value of the scaled current adjustment to determine an updated scaled current adjustment; and
adding the updated scaled current adjustment to a commanded output current to determine the output current.

US Pat. No. 10,688,582

ARC SENSOR ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND ARC SENSOR ADJUSTMENT METHOD

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. An arc sensor adjustment device in a welding system comprising:a welding torch;
a welding power source configured to supply power to the welding torch;
an oscillation device configured to cause the welding torch to oscillate; and
an arc sensor configured to obtain a welding current or a welding voltage generated when copying control is carried out while power is supplied to the welding torch from the welding power source and the welding torch is caused to oscillate in a left-right direction,
wherein the arc sensor adjustment device is further configured to carry out a calibration operation while the welding torch is caused to oscillate in an up-down direction, the calibration operation including:
obtaining the welding current or the welding voltage while power is supplied to the welding torch from the welding power source and the welding torch is caused to oscillate in the up-down direction,
calculating an adjustment value on the basis of a time delay between the welding current or welding voltage and a displacement of the welding torch due to the oscillating in the up-down direction, and
calculating a correction amount for correcting a position of the welding torch in the copying control on the basis of the adjustment value, and
wherein based on the correction amount calculated during the calibration, the arc sensor adjustment device is further configured to adjust synchronization between the welding current or welding voltage generated during welding and the oscillating movement of the welding torch while causing the welding torch to oscillate in the left-right direction.

US Pat. No. 10,688,581

3D METAL PRINTING DEVICE AND PROCESS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An apparatus for fabricating 3D metal components, the apparatus comprising:a support table configured to retain a partially formed metal component during fabrication of the metal component;
a two-axis device secured to the support table, wherein during fabrication of the metal component, the two-axis device is configured to rotate the partially formed metal component about a rotation axis and to pivot the partially formed metal component about a pivot axis that intersects the rotation axis;
a head assembly including a welding head and a machining head, the machining head including a tool that is configured to remove metal deposited by the welding head during fabrication of the metal component; and
a control system configured to move the welding head relative to the support table and to deposit molten metal in successive layers, wherein the control system is configured such that the tool removes metal from at least one layer of metal deposited by the welding head after the molten metal has solidified.

US Pat. No. 10,688,580

WELDED STRUCTURE MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A welded structure member, comprising:a base metal member including a first surface and a second surface;
a joined metal member including an abutting surface of which an end surface abuts onto the first surface;
a weld bead which is formed on the first surface, and joins the joined metal member to the base metal member; and
a weld overlay section which is formed on the second surface of the base metal member, and is formed into a shape of a line such that the weld overlay section overlaps at least one of the abutting surface and the weld bead, in the view of facing the second surface and of penetrating through the base metal member,
wherein when a direction from an abutting end section which is an end section of the abutting surface towards a direction in which the abutting surface exists is set to the rear, and the opposite direction thereof is set to the front, the weld bead includes a weld bead end section in a position which is separated to the front of the abutting end section.

US Pat. No. 10,688,579

SOLDERING IRON

Taiyo Electric Ind. Co., ...

1. A soldering iron comprising:an iron main body; and
an iron tip having a leading end configured to fuse solder, the iron tip comprising:
an iron tip main body of a thermal conductive material, the iron tip main body having a longitudinal axis;
a heater configured to heat the iron tip main body, and
a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the iron tip,
wherein the iron tip main body has a first hole and a second hole that are separate in a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and distinct from each other,
the heater is accommodated in the first hole,
the temperature sensor is accommodated in the second hole,
a wall of the thermal conductive material provided extending along the longitudinal axis and is disposed between the first hole and the second hole in the lateral direction, the wall having first and second faces facing opposite each other and a wall body sandwiched between the first face and the second face in the lateral direction, the first face extending along the longitudinal axis and facing the first hole in the lateral direction, the second face extending along the longitudinal axis and facing the second hole in the lateral direction, the first and second holes having, respectively, first and second center axes along the longitudinal axis, the wall body being disposed between the first center axis and the second center axis in the lateral direction, and
an insulator material is disposed between the heater and the wall and is disposed between the temperature sensor and the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,688,578

VARIABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SOLDERING IRON

OK International, Inc, C...

1. An intelligent soldering handpiece, comprising:a housing;
a solder tip;
a heater for heating the solder tip;
wherein the intelligent soldering handpiece includes a processor configured to:
receive an image of a solder joint being soldered by the intelligent soldering handpiece,
determine solder joint information, the determined solder joint information is one or more of liquidus temperature, temperature of the solder tip, information about a change in temperature over time for various load sizes, tip geometry, number of soldering events that have been performed by a specific tip, the intelligent soldering handpiece includes a cartridge and determined solder joint information is at least one of date of manufacturing of the cartridge, serial number and identification code for the cartridge, part-number, and CV selection flag, the determined solder joint information is data checksum, the determined solder joint information is detecting liquidus occurrence at a solder joint, and an indication signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed,
associate the image of the solder joint with the determined solder joint information,
whereby the determined solder joint information for each respective joint is distinguished.

US Pat. No. 10,688,577

BRAZE JOINTS

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

1. A method of manufacturing an assembly for a turbine engine, comprising:depositing a first braze material to a first joint location between a first component having a first coefficient of thermal expansion and an intermediate component;
fitting the first component to the intermediate component at room temperature at the first joint location;
depositing a second braze material to a second joint location between the intermediate component and a second component having a second coefficient of thermal expansion, wherein a melting temperature of the second braze material is equal to a melting temperature of the first braze material; and
fitting the second component to the intermediate component at room temperature at the second joint location,
wherein the intermediate component has a coefficient of thermal expansion between the first coefficient of thermal expansion and the second coefficient of thermal expansion,
wherein the first component and the second components are parts for the turbine engine, wherein the first component is a fitting and the second component is a housing, and
wherein the intermediate component is a sleeve formed from alloy 625, wherein alloy 625 includes a nickel-chromium-molybdenum superalloy comprising at least 58 wt % nickel, 20-23 wt % chromium, 8-10 wt % molybdenum, 3.15-4.15 wt % niobium, up to 5 wt % iron, and up to 1 wt % cobalt, up to 0.5 wt % manganese, up to 0.5 wt % silicon, up to 0.4 wt % aluminum, up to 0.4 wt % titanium, and rest as unavoidable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,688,576

DIELECTRIC WORKING FLUID CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A dielectric working fluid centralized management system comprising:a dielectric working fluid adjustment apparatus configured to adjust at least one quality of a dielectric working fluid utilized by a plurality of wire electrical discharge machines;
a dielectric working fluid delivery and reception control member configured to control delivery and reception of the dielectric working fluid between a plurality of dielectric working fluid storage tanks disposed corresponding respectively to the plurality of wire electrical discharge machines, and in which the dielectric working fluid is stored, and the dielectric working fluid adjustment apparatus; and
a dielectric working fluid quality controller configured to receive dielectric working fluid information from the plurality of wire electrical discharge machines and to control the dielectric working fluid delivery and reception control member, or both the dielectric working fluid delivery and reception control member and the dielectric working fluid adjustment apparatus,
wherein the dielectric working fluid quality controller is configured to control the dielectric working fluid delivery and reception control member, so as to connect the dielectric working fluid storage tank of a first of the wire electrical discharge machines to the dielectric working fluid adjustment apparatus and not connect the dielectric working fluid storage tank of the other of the wire electrical discharge machines to the dielectric working fluid adjustment apparatus, in order to not mix the dielectric working fluids of the other of the plurality of wire electrical discharge machines with the first wire electrical discharge machines wherein the dielectric working fluid adjustment apparatus comprises at least one dielectric working fluid adjustment device selected from among a fluid supplying device configured to supply a new dielectric working fluid, a deionizing device configured to adjust an electrical conductivity of the dielectric working fluid, a sludge removal device configured to remove sludge generated in the dielectric working fluid due to electrical discharge, a drainage device configured to drain the dielectric working fluid, and a fluid temperature adjusting device configured to adjust the temperature of the dielectric working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,688,575

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHAMFERING A WORKPIECE WITH INTERNAL GEARING

LIEBHERR-VERZAHNTECHNIK G...

1. An apparatus for chamfering at least one edge of a gearing at a front side of a workpiece having internal gearing, the apparatus comprising at least one rotatably supported workpiece holder for holding the workpiece, at least one rotatably supported tool holder for holding at least one chamfer hob, at least one machine axis, and a controller for controlling the at least one machine axis, wherein the controller is configured to control the machine axis to bring the chamfer hob into engagement with the at least one edge of the gearing for chamfering the at least one edge of the gearing, wherein the tool holder is arranged at an internal hob arm, and wherein the controller is configured to control the at least one machine axis to travel a free end of the internal hob arm at least partly into a center opening formed by the internal gearing of the workpiece for chamfering the at least one edge of the gearing.

US Pat. No. 10,688,574

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE SYSTEM DURING THE CUTTING OF A WORKPIECE ALONG A CUTTING LINE

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for controlling a device system during the cutting of a workpiece along a cutting line between a first end point and a second end point using a saw head movable on a guide rail in a positive advancing direction and a negative advancing direction, the cutting line including a total length extending from the first end point to the second end point, the method comprising:arranging the saw head on the guide rail in a starting position between the first end point and the second end point, the starting position separating the total length in a first partial length extending from the starting position to the first end point and in a second partial length extending from the starting position to the second end point;
before moving the saw head on the guide rail, entering in a remote control of the device system, a value of a distance of the first partial length and a direction of the first partial length, the direction of the first partial length being the positive advancing direction or the negative advancing direction;
before moving the saw head on the guide rail, calculating by a first control unit of the saw head or a second control unit of the remote control, based on the starting position, on the value of the distance of the first partial length and on the direction of the first partial length, the position of the first end point; and
moving, by an advancing motor, the saw head on the guide rail alternately in the positive advancing direction and the negative advancing direction between the calculated position of the first end point and the second end point.

US Pat. No. 10,688,573

HOLE SAW

1. A hole saw, comprising:a planar base member configured to secure the hole saw to a drive device; and
a plurality of blade members, each blade member extending orthogonally from a respective side of the base member, each blade member having cutting teeth extending in a longitudinal cutting direction of the respective blade member, each blade member attached to the base member in a fixed position relative to the base member, each blade member having oppositely extending, freestanding distal ends, wherein each blade member is configured to have the respective distal ends of the respective blade member flex transversely to the longitudinal cutting direction of the respective blade member; and
wherein responsive to rotational movement of the hole saw via the drive device against a structure, a medial location of each blade member creates an initial respective linear cutting path into the structure, and wherein responsive to further movement of the respective blade members into the structure, the distal ends of the respective blade members flex transversely to the longitudinal cutting direction to follow the initial linear cutting path of the respective blade member despite the rotational movement of the hole saw relative to the structure to produce a respective linear cut through the structure corresponding to a length of the respective blade member in the longitudinal cutting direction of the respective blade member.

US Pat. No. 10,688,572

TABLE SAWS

SawStop Holding LLC, Tua...

1. A table saw comprising:a main table having a work surface and a front;
a housing supporting the table, where the housing has a front, a back, a left side, a right side, and a recess in the right side;
a circular blade configured to cut a work piece on the main table;
a motor to spin the blade;
an elevation mechanism associated with the blade, where the elevation mechanism is configured to change the elevation of the blade relative to the work surface between a fully elevated position and a fully lowered position;
a tilt mechanism associated with the blade, where the tilt mechanism is configured to change the tilt of the blade relative to the work surface, and where the tilt mechanism can position the blade perpendicular to the work surface; and
a drawer below the work surface and to the right of the blade when facing the front of the table, where the drawer has a top, a bottom and an interior, where the drawer is adapted to slide to the right relative to the blade when facing the front of the table and when the blade is perpendicular to the work surface from a retracted position where the interior of the drawer is not accessible by a user to an extended position where the interior of the drawer is accessible by a user, and where the drawer is configured to fit at least partially in the recess in the right side of the housing when the drawer is in the retracted position;
where the top of the drawer is below the work surface and the bottom of the drawer is not below the lowest point of the blade with the blade at the fully lowered position; and
where the housing has a footprint and the recess extends inside the footprint toward the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,688,571

POSITIONING DEVICE FOR A MITER SAW

1. A positioning device adapted for use in a miter saw, the miter saw including a base seat and a scale disc that is disposed on the base seat, and that is formed with a plurality of notches, said positioning device comprising:a working table including a main portion that is adapted to be disposed above and connected rotatably to the base seat, and a mounting portion that extends in an extending direction from a side periphery of said main portion;
an elastic member having
a fixing portion that is connected fixedly to said mounting portion of said working table,
a movable portion that is opposite to said fixing portion and that is adapted to be adjacent to the scale disc, and
a protruding portion that is connected to said movable portion, and that is adapted to downwardly move to removably engage one of the notches of the scale disc; and
a lever member disposed in said mounting portion of said working table, and having
a linking portion that is connected to said movable portion of said elastic member, and
a handle portion that is opposite to said linking portion, said handle portion of said lever member being movable to convert said elastic member from a locking state for engaging said protruding portion of said elastic member with the one of the notches so that said working table is non-rotatable relative to the base seat, to a releasing state for moving said movable portion of said elastic member away from the scale disc so that said protruding portion is disengaged from the one of the notches to permit rotation of said working table relative to the base seat;
wherein said positioning device further comprises a slide block unit including a slide block, said slide block being disposed slidably on said handle portion of said lever member, and being engageable with said mounting portion of said working table;
wherein when said elastic member is in the locking state, said slide block is disposed at a non-engaging position that is distal from said elastic member;
wherein said slide block is operable to move said handle portion of said lever member downwardly, such that said movable portion of said elastic member is moved upwardly to convert said elastic member from the locking state to the releasing state; and
wherein when said elastic member is in the releasing state, said slide block is slidable toward said elastic member to an engaging position to engage said mounting portion of said working table, thereby securing the position of said handle portion of said lever member relative to said mounting portion of said working table and thereby maintaining said elastic member at the releasing state.

US Pat. No. 10,688,570

INDEXABLE ROTARY CUTTING TOOL AND INSERT

Mitsubishi Hitachi Tool E...

1. An indexable rotary cutting tool comprising: a tool body; and an insert having a cutting edge portion, the insert being detachably mounted on a mounting seat provided at a tip end portion of the tool main body,wherein the mounting seat includes:
a insert fit groove in a slit shape which is formed at the tip end portion of the tool main body to extend in a radial direction orthogonal to a rotation center axis including a tool rotation center axis; and
a clamp screw configure to fix the insert inserted into the insert fit groove,
wherein the cutting edge portion of the insert includes:
an outer peripheral cutting edge which extends along the rotation center axis direction;
a rake face of the outer peripheral cutting edge;
a bottom cutting edge which extends along the radial direction;
a rake face of the bottom cutting edge;
a cutting edge of a corner R which connects an outer end of the bottom cutting edge in the radial direction to a front end of the outer peripheral cutting edge in the rotation center axis direction and is formed in an arc shape to protrude toward an outer peripheral side of the tip end portion of the tool main body;
a rake face of the cutting edge of the corner R;
a chamfered surface which is formed in at least the rake face of the cutting edge of the corner R;
a chip removal groove which is formed at a base end side of the rake face of the bottom cutting edge in the rotation center axis direction; and
a chip removal groove which is formed at the inside of the rake face of the outer peripheral cutting edge in the radial direction, and
wherein, within a virtual plane, which is perpendicular to a reference plane including a predetermined point on the cutting edge of the corner R and the rotation center axis; and includes a virtual straight line passing through an arc center point of the cutting edge of the corner R and the predetermined point, a true rake angle corresponding to an angle in which the rake face of the cutting edge of the corner R is inclined with respect to the reference plane is defined as a radial rake angle,
an angle in which the virtual straight line projected to the reference plane is inclined with respect to the rotation center axis within the reference plane is defined as a radial angle,
a point in which the virtual straight line inclined by the radial angle of 5° intersects the cutting edge of the corner R is defined as a reference point, and wherein
a twist angle of the outer peripheral cutting edge has a positive value,
an axial rake angle of the cutting edge of the corner R at a boundary point between the cutting edge of the corner R and the outer peripheral cutting edge has a positive value,
the axial rake angle of the cutting edge of the corner R at the reference point has a negative value,
the radial rake angle at least in a region between the boundary point and the reference point in an entire edge length region of the cutting edge of the corner R has a negative value, and
the radial rake angle of the cutting edge of the corner R at the reference point is smaller than the radial rake angle of the cutting edge of the corner R at the boundary point.

US Pat. No. 10,688,569

REUSING METHOD OF END MILL

GREEN TOOL CO., LTD., Ok...

1. A reusing method of an end mill comprising a columnar shank part and a cutting part integrated with the shank part, whereinthe end mill has a margin which is a part of a circle having a diameter identical to a diameter of the shank part, the margin being provided on an outer edge of the cutting part in cross-section orthogonal to an axial direction;
a base material of the end mill is machined in advance so as to have coaxiality having equal accuracy to coaxiality for the cutting part;
the shank part is an unmachined part left without cutting the base material;
the margin is a part of an outer peripheral surface of the base material left without cutting the base material when the outer edge is formed by cutting the base material; and
when the cutting part is worn out, the cutting part is cut off and a new cutting part is machined on the shank part while a part of the outer peripheral surface of the shank part is left as the margin without cutting and without additional machining for ensuring formation of a new outer peripheral surface and accuracy of coaxiality, the new cutting part having a shape, accuracy of coaxiality, and an outer diameter identical to the shape, the accuracy of coaxiality, and the outer diameter of the cut-off cutting part, and in a plurality of re-manufacture processes, cutting parts newly machined one after another have a shape, accuracy of coaxiality, and an outer diameter identical to the shape, the accuracy of coaxiality, and the outer diameter of the original cutting part.

US Pat. No. 10,688,568

KEY CUTTING MACHINE AND A FIXTURE FOR KEY CUTTING MACHINE

Shenzhen Xhorse Electroni...

1. A fixture for a key cutting machine, comprising a base, a clamping mechanism and a rotating assembly, whereinthe clamping mechanism comprises a first clamping block, a second clamping block, a central shaft and an adjusting piece, wherein one end of the central shaft is connected to the base and sequentially passes through the first clamping block and the second clamping block, wherein the adjusting piece is disposed at the other end of the central shaft for adjusting the distance between the first clamping block and the second clamping block in order to hold the key,
wherein the rotating assembly is disposed between the first clamping block and the base, the first clamping block is rotationally connected to the base,
wherein the rotating assembly comprises a rotating wedge and a first ratchet which is arranged on the base, wherein the rotating wedge disposed on the base possesses a second ratchet matched with the first ratchet, and wherein the rotating wedge is rotationally connected with the base through the first ratchet and the second ratchet.

US Pat. No. 10,688,567

RETRACTING CHUCK

KITAGAWA IRON WORKS CO., ...

1. A retracting chuck comprising:a body comprising a rear body disposed on an axial rear side and a moving body disposed on an axial front side;
a plunger configured to be moveable axially in the body; and
a master jaw configured to be moveable in a radial direction in response to movement of the plunger while being guided by the body,
wherein the moving body is configured to be moveable axially relative to the rear body,
wherein the rear body is so constructed that a plate spring is disposed to extend between first seats provided at a distance from each other on the rear body, and that the plate spring is fastened by first bolts to each of the first seats, and
wherein the moving body is so constructed that the plate spring is fastened between the first seats and second seats provided in a rear face of the moving body by second bolts.

US Pat. No. 10,688,566

RECEIVERS AND METHODS FOR FORMING SUCH RECEIVERS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of forming a receiver, the method comprising:arranging first structures in a first set of the first structures and second structures in a second set of the second structures
such that the first structures and the second structures extend within an interior space of the receiver in a direction normal to a longitudinal central axis of the interior space and
such that ends of the first structures and the second structures, closest to the longitudinal central axis, form cylindrical surfaces, parallel to the longitudinal central axis and equidistant from the longitudinal central axis; and
indirectly bonding the first set of the first structures to the second set of the second structures, wherein:
at least one of the first structures consists of a first material;
at least one of the second structures consists of a second material;
the first material is different from the second material;
any two adjacent ones of the first structures are separated by an empty gap; and
any two adjacent ones of the second structures are separated by another empty gap.

US Pat. No. 10,688,565

CUTTING TOOL

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool, comprising:a base member; and
a DLC layer on a surface of the base member, containing diamond-like carbon,
wherein the DLC layer comprises one or more first regions each containing argon by 0.1-1 mass %.

US Pat. No. 10,688,563

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MULTILAYER SHELL-CORE COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

1. A method for manufacturing an acetabulum having a multilayer shell-core composite structure, comprising:preparing feedstocks of a shell layer, at least one transition layer and a core layer respectively;
performing a powder injection molding with the feedstocks, to obtain a green body of the acetabulum comprising the shell layer, the at least one transition layer and the core layer;
performing debinding on the green body of the acetabulum; and
sintering the green body of the acetabulum after being debound, to obtain the acetabulum;
wherein preparing a feedstock of each of the shell layer, the at least one transition layer and the core layer comprises: mixing a main powder of the each layer, a binder and an additive comprising a surface active agent and a plasticizer to obtain a mixture, where the main powder of the core layer is made of a powdered ceramic material, the main powder of the shell layer is made of a metal powder material or a powdered toughened ceramic material, and the main powder of the at least one transition layer comprises at least one mixed powder formed by mixing the main powder of the shell layer with the main powder of the core layer at a ratio,
wherein the binder comprises polyoxymethylene resin;
wherein preparing the feedstock of each of the shell layer, the at least one transition layer and the core layer further comprises:
heating the mixture at a temperature greater than a melting point of the polyoxymethylene resin for a time period, so as to obtain a feedstock of polyaldehydes system having a solid content greater than 60 vol. %.

US Pat. No. 10,688,562

LASER SINTERING METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TREAD MOLDING ELEMENT

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A selective laser sintering method of manufacturing a tread molding element, said tread molding element comprising:at least a fine lamella to mold a shallow sipe in a tire tread, the fine lamella having a length (L2), wherein
the fine lamella is sintered in a plurality of portions at different layers (N), in each layer a laser beam (B) sinters the portion (p2) of the fine lamella (20) in only one passage in the length (L2) of the fine lamella without round-trip passage of the laser beam (B),
the direction (D1) of this passage being the same at the different layers (N) for building the different portions (p2) of the fine lamella, and
the thickness (w) of the fine lamella is smaller than 0.2 mm, and the height (h) of the fine lamella 20 is smaller than or equal to 2 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,688,561

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING USING A LIGHT BEAM

ETXE-TAR, S.A., Elgoibar...

1. A method for producing an object by successive fusing of a building material, the method comprising the steps of:a) supplying building material to a fusing site;
b) generating a light beam and directing it at a selected spot on the building material, creating a primary spot;
c) scanning the primary spot of the light beam in two dimensions in accordance with a first scanning pattern establishing a first effective spot, larger than the primary spot, on the building material, the effective spot having a two-dimensional energy distribution; and
d) repeating the first scanning pattern, establishing a second effective spot on the building material displaced from the first effective spot in accordance with a second scanning pattern to progressively fuse the building material;
whereby the object is produced.

US Pat. No. 10,688,560

METHOD OF MAPPING MELT PATTERN DURING DIRECTED ENERGY FABRICATION

United States of America ...

1. A method of mapping a melt pattern of material created during directed energy fabrication, comprising the steps of:providing a directed energy fabrication system to include a controllable energy beam source for generating an energy beam along a directed path;
providing a meltable material in said directed path wherein a selected portion of said meltable material melts to thereby generate a pattern of melted material;
providing an infrared camera and a video camera, said infrared camera having a recording rate of X frames per second and said video camera having a recording rate of Y frames per second wherein Y>X, said video camera configured to be sensitive only to infrared wavelengths indicative of melting of said meltable material;
recording, using said infrared camera, a first time sequence of first images of said pattern of melted material;
recording, using said video camera, a second time sequence of second images of said pattern of melted material, said first time sequence and said second time sequence occurring in coincidence;
providing said first images and said second images to a processor;
processing, using said processor, each frame of said first images to generate a first map of pixels identifying pixels indicative of a highest temperature greater than or equal to a liquidus temperature of said meltable material achieved during said first time sequence;
processing, using said processor, each frame of said second images to generate a second map of pixels identifying pixels indicative of a highest temperature greater than or equal to said liquidus temperature of said meltable material achieved during said second time sequence; and
overlaying, using said processor, said first map of pixels and said second map of pixels wherein a third map of pixels is generated, said third map of pixels being indicative of a hybrid image of said pattern of melted material.

US Pat. No. 10,688,559

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTER

Sodick Co., Ltd., Kanaga...

1. A correction method for correcting positional displacement of a lamination molding apparatus, comprising:a supplying step to supply a material powder on a molding table;
a sintering step to form a sintered layer by irradiation of a predetermined irradiation region with a laser beam, the sintered layer being formed by sintering the material powder for each of a plurality of divided layers obtained by dividing a desired three-dimensional object at a predetermined thickness;
a forming step to form a sintered trace by irradiation of a predetermined target irradiation position with the laser beam, the sintered trace being formed by sintering the material powder;
a capturing step to capture the sintered trace;
a calculating step to calculate positional displacement by comparison of the target irradiation position and an actual irradiation position, the actual irradiation position being determined according to the sintered trace;
a correcting step to correct a laser beam emitter based on the positional displacement such that laser beam coordinates and spindle coordinates are consistent, the laser beam coordinates being coordinates of the laser beam emitter, the spindle coordinates being coordinates of a cutting tool, wherein
in the forming step, the sintered trace is formed within a region in which the sintered layer and the sintered trace are not stuck together or overlapping each other.

US Pat. No. 10,688,558

SETTER ASSEMBLY FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A setter assembly for use in manufacturing a binder-jet printed part, comprising:a base;
a first setter component comprising a first setter portion and a second setter portion configured to be removably coupled to the first setter portion;
a plurality of protrusions disposed on and extending away from a surface of the base, wherein the plurality of protrusions is configured to align the base with the first setter component and enable coupling of the first setter component and the base; and
a second setter component positioned between the base and the first setter component, wherein the second setter component is disposed on the surface, and wherein the first setter component, the second setter component, and the base are configured to be assembled onto a printed part such that at least a portion of the printed part is nested between the first setter component and the second setter component.

US Pat. No. 10,688,556

METHOD OF FORMING INORGANIC NANOCAGES

Research Foundation of th...

1. A method of forming a nanocage, the method comprising sequential steps of:forming a reverse micelle system comprising an inorganic nanocube consisting of palladium, the inorganic nanocube having a diameter of 15 nm or less, the reverse micelle system further comprising an amphiphilic lipid, water and an organic solvent that is immiscible with water and has a boiling point greater than 100° C.,
removing the water by evaporation, the step of removing causing the inorganic nanocube to undergo atomic desorption in an etchant-free environment to form a nanocage, wherein the nanocage has a diameter less than the diameter of the inorganic nanocube;
isolating the nanocage;
attaching a dextran polymer to the nanocage thereby forming a nanocage-polymer complex that has a diameter of less than 50 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,688,555

METHOD AND CASTING MOULD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CAST PARTS, IN PARTICULAR CYLINDER BLOCKS AND CYLINDER HEADS, WITH A FUNCTIONAL FEEDER CONNECTION

Nemak Wernigerode GmbH, ...

1. A casting mould for casting of cast parts from a molten metal comprising:a plurality of mould parts, which determine a shape of the cast part to be cast and define a mould cavity having a first end and a second end;
a gravity feeder comprising a single chamber, which is located at the first end of the mould cavity and is connected to all openings at the first end of the mould cavity via which, during pouring, the molten metal reaches the mould cavity; and
at least two connection links connecting the chamber to at least a first section of the mould cavity and a second section of the mould cavity, the first section of the mould cavity being positioned at the first end of the mould cavity, and the second section of the mould cavity being positioned at the second end of the mould cavity, such that the second section lies in a direction of influx of the molten metal beneath the first section,
wherein at least one of the connection links is an additional channel that leads through one of the plurality of mould parts and comprises a sidewall that does not define any portion of the contour of the cast part to be cast,
wherein the molten metal enters the feeder and flows through the at least two connection links and flows into the first section of the mould cavity and the second section of the mould cavity in the direction of gravity from the first end of the mould cavity to the second end of the mould cavity, and
wherein the first section connected via the connection links is designed such that at least a portion of the molten metal entering the first section solidifies more quickly than the molten metal entering the second section via the connection links.

US Pat. No. 10,688,554

NON-ROTATING WHEEL CAP

1. A non-rotating wheel cap, comprising:an inner disk attachable to a wheel;
an outer disk rotatably attached to the inner disk;
a pocket of the outer disk;
a weight attachable inside the pocket, the weight having the shape of an arc between 90 and 110 degrees; and
an ornamental disk attached to an outer surface of the outer disk,
wherein:
the inner and outer disks are connected by a bearing allowing the outer disk to spin with respect to the inner disk; and
an axial position of the bearing at least partially overlaps an axial depth of the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,688,553

SOLID SORPTION REFRIGERATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for making an integrated adsorption and heat exchanger device for a solid sorption refrigeration system, the method comprising:forming in a first surface portion of a monolithic solid material an integrated microporous adsorption structure having average pore sizes of <2 nm, which is pervious to an adsorbate of said system, the microporous adsorption structure providing an adsorption function, and
forming in a second opposite surface portion of the same monolithic solid material an integrated heat exchanger structure, which is impervious to said adsorbate, for heat exchange with the microporous adsorption structure in operation of said system.

US Pat. No. 10,688,552

METHOD OF HOT GAS FORMING AND HEAR TREATMENT FOR A TI2ALNB-BASED ALLOY HOLLOW THIN-WALLED COMPONENT

HARBIN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. A hot gas forming and heat treatment method for a Ti2AlNb-based alloy hollow thin-walled component characterized by comprising the following steps:(i) hot gas forming: after a mould (1) being heated to a forming temperature of 970-990° C., placing a tube billet (10) into the mould (1), wherein the mould (1) is provided with a gas inlet (2) and a gas outlet (3);
after the mould being assembled, sealing an inlet end and an outlet end of the tube billet (10) with an inlet seal plug (4) and an outlet seal plug (5), respectively, wherein said inlet seal plug (4) is provided with a gas inlet channel (6) for supplying gas to a pipeline of the tube billet (10) and an inlet switch (8) for opening or closing the gas inlet channel, and said outlet seal plug (5) is provided with a gas outlet channel (7) for exhausting gas from the pipeline of the tube billet (10) and an outlet switch (9) for opening or closing the gas outlet channel;
then, keeping the tube billet at a temperature of 970-990° C. for 5 min-30 min, keeping the outlet switch (9) closed and turning on the inlet switch (8), allowing compressed gas (I) to enter the pipeline of the tube billet (10) through said gas inlet channel (6), performing the hot gas forming at a temperature of 970-990° C. and an inflation pressure of 5-70 MPa until the tube billet (10) is completely formed, thereby obtaining a hot gas formed tube component;
(ii) controllable-cooling heat treatment: turning on the outlet switch (9), and then introducing compressed gas (II) from the gas inlet channel (6) into a pipeline of the hot gas formed tube component; keeping a gas pressure in the pipeline of the hot gas formed tube component in a range of 1 MPa-20 MPa, and air cooling the hot gas formed tube component at a cooling rate of 0.3-3.5° C./s;
when a temperature of the hot gas formed tube component is reduced to 780-830° C., the introducing of said compressed gas (II) is stopped, and the hot gas formed tube component is kept at a temperature of 780-830° C. for 30-60 min;
then, further introducing said compressed gas (II), keeping a gas pressure in the pipeline of the hot gas formed tube component in a range of 1 MPa-20 MPa, and air cooling the hot gas formed tube component at a cooling rate of 0.3-3.5° C./s;
when a temperature of the hot gas formed tube component is reduced to 400-500° C., the introducing of said compressed gas (II) is stopped; opening the mould after releasing pressure through the gas outlet channel (7), and thereby obtaining the Ti2AlNb-based alloy hollow thin-walled component.

US Pat. No. 10,688,551

HAT-SHAPED CROSS-SECTION COMPONENT MANUFACTURING METHOD

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A method for manufacturing a hat-shaped cross-section component, the manufacturing method comprising:a gripping process of disposing a pair of vertical walls of an elongated preliminarily formed component, formed by a preliminary forming process, and that has been formed into a hat-shaped cross-section profile at a width direction outer side of a punch, and gripping a top plate of the preliminarily formed component using the punch and a pad;
a bending and stretching process of, after the gripping process, moving a die provided on both width direction sides of the pad toward a punch side relative to the preliminarily formed component, and using the die to bend and stretch the vertical walls toward an opposite side to the top plate at one side in a length direction of the preliminarily formed component; and
a bend back process of, after the gripping process, moving a holder provided on both width direction sides of the punch toward a pad side relative to the preliminarily formed component, and using the holder to bend back the vertical walls toward a top plate side at another side in the length direction of the preliminarily formed component thereby forming the hat-shaped cross-section component.

US Pat. No. 10,688,550

MOLD FOR USE IN PRODUCING IN-VIVO INDWELLING MEMBER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IN-VIVO INDWELLING MEMBER BY USING SAID MOLD

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A mold for use in producing an in-vivo indwelling member having a primary coil formed in a three-dimensional shape, the mold comprising:a plurality of ring shaped members, each having a holding portion for holding the primary coil, the plurality of ring shaped members connected to form a transformable member transformable between an assembled state and an unfolded state, wherein
each of the ring shaped members has a recessed portion along a circumference of the ring shaped member, as the holding portion, so that the primary coil can be held on the recessed portion, and
the transformable member has, in the assembled state, an outer portion that is arranged at an outer side and an inner portion that is arranged at an inner side of the outer portion with being connected to the outer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,688,549

FOLDING DEVICE FOR SIMULTANEOUS FORMATION OF A PLURALITY OF CORRUGATIONS IN A METAL SHEET AND METHOD FOR USE OF SAID DEVICE

GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ...

1. A bending device for simultaneously forming at least two parallel corrugations in a metal sheet, the bending device comprising:a lower frame having at least two longitudinal parallel axes;
an upper frame mounted and configured to move vertically with respect to the lower frame between a rest position and a bending position;
at least first and second dies borne by the lower frame and each comprising a cavity which extends along one of the two longitudinal parallel axes and has a shape for forming one of the corrugations; the first die being fixed with respect to the lower frame and the second die being mounted and configured to slide on the lower frame in a direction transverse to the two longitudinal parallel axes, between a spaced-apart position and a close-together position with respect to the first die; said second die being returned towards its spaced-apart position by a return member;
at least a first and a second punches which are parallel and carried by the upper frame respectively above the first and above the second dies, the first punch being fixed with respect to the upper frame and intended to engage inside the cavity of the first die when the upper frame moves from its rest position towards its bending position so as to press the metal sheet, and the second punch being mounted and configured to slide on the upper frame in a direction transverse to the two longitudinal parallel axes, between a spaced-apart position and a close-together position with respect to the first punch and being intended to engage inside the cavity of the second die when the upper frame moves towards its bending position so as to press the metal sheet, said second punch being returned towards its spaced-apart position by a return member;
the bending device being configured to cause the metal sheet to be bent between the first punch and the first die and between the second punch and the second die, so that said metal sheet transmits a pulling force to the second punch and to the second die which moves the second punch and the second die from their respective spaced-apart position toward their respective close-together position when the upper frame moves towards its bending position.

US Pat. No. 10,688,548

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMPENSATING DEVIATIONS DURING A DEFORMING OPERATION BETWEEN TWO BEAMS OF A PRESS

WILA B.V., Lochem (NL)

1. A method for compensating deviations in a deforming operation between two beams of a press, comprising of:arranging at least one compensating element at a suitably chosen location in the press,
detecting the deviations, and
moving the at least one compensating element relative to the beams by electromechanical means prior to the deforming operation so that the at least one compensating element can move in a controlled manner during the deforming operation such that the detected deviations are at least substantially compensated,
wherein the at least one compensating element is moved to an over-compensating position prior to the deforming operation and is pressed out of its over-compensating position during the deforming operation by a load on one of the two beams, wherein the at least one compensating element exerts an adjustable resistance force on surrounding parts of the press.

US Pat. No. 10,688,547

BRAKING SYSTEM FOR DECELERATING LONG PRODUCTS, SUCH AS BARS, EXITING FROM A ROLLING MILL CONFIGURED TO MANUFACTURE SAID LONG PRODUCTS AND METHOD TO OPERATE THE SAME

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES IT...

1. An eddy current contactless braking system for decelerating metal products exiting a rolling mill that is configured to manufacture the products, the system comprising:at least one braking module comprising a plurality of electromagnets arranged in a series along a braking line, each of the electromagnets being configured to induce a magnetic field and comprising an open magnetic core and a coil around the magnetic core, wherein each open magnetic core comprises a gap formed by two opposed poles between which the magnetic field flows,
the electromagnets of the braking module are configured such that the gap of each open magnetic core is located and sized to receive and let contactlessly slide therethrough each metal product exiting the rolling mill and such that a magnetic braking force is exercised on the metal product by the electromagnets when the metal product contactlessly slides through the gap, wherein the braking magnetic force is opposite to a direction of movement of the metal product exiting the rolling mill;
for the braking module the electromagnets are disposed in a staggered array along the braking line in an alternating arrangement of a first row and a second row to form an alternating arrangement with each other along the braking line, wherein the electromagnets of the first row and the electromagnets of the second row are offset from each other in a direction transverse to the braking line in a configuration wherein all of the gaps formed by the two opposed poles of each magnetic core are lined up for enabling the contactless passage of a metal product through the gaps of the series of electromagnets.

US Pat. No. 10,688,545

THERMAL IN SITU SUSTAINABLE REMEDIATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROUNDWATER AND SOIL RESTORATION

ARCADIS CORPORATE SERVICE...

1. A system for remediating contaminants in a contaminated zone comprising: a target zone in the subsurface of the ground containing contaminants; at least one heat source disposed on the surface of the ground in the proximity of the target zone; a plurality of borehole heat exchangers installed in the subsurface in proximity of the target zone; piping that connects the at least one heat source to the borehole heat exchangers; heat transfer fluid contained within the piping; and at least one pump for circulating the heat transfer fluid within the piping, wherein heat from the at least one heat source is transferred to the heat transfer fluid, wherein thereafter heat is transferred from the heat transfer fluid to the borehole heat exchangers, wherein thereafter heat is transferred from the borehole heat exchangers to the target zone directly through the borehole heat exchangers to the target zone, thereby increasing the temperature of the target zone and enhancing remediation of contaminants within the target zone, wherein remediation is achieved without extraction or removal of the contaminants and the plurality of borehole heat exchangers are not used to transfer the contaminants away from the target zone, and wherein the remediation of contaminants occurs by increasing subsurface temperatures to between 35 degrees C. and 70 degrees C.

US Pat. No. 10,688,544

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING MIXED SOLID WASTE

1. A method for processing mixed solid waste, comprising:providing a mixed waste stream comprising at least 10 wt % wet organic waste and at least 10 wt % dry organic waste that is comingled, wherein the dry organic waste includes fiber and plastic;
fractionating the mixed waste stream by size to produce one or more sized waste streams, each sized waste stream having an upper size cut and a lower size cut where the ratio of an upper cut-off to a lower cut-off is less than 8; and
fractionating the one or more sized waste stream by density to produce a plurality of intermediate waste streams having different densities, the plurality including at least a first intermediate waste stream that includes fiber and plastic;
sorting the first intermediate stream to produce a sorted fiber material or a sorted plastic material;
converting the sorted fiber material or sorted plastic material to one or more renewable products; and
converting at least a portion of a second waste stream of the plurality to one or more renewable products using a first conversion technique.

US Pat. No. 10,688,542

PORTABLE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING WASTE TO BE PLACED IN LANDFILL

Perry Ridge Landfill, Inc...

1. A method for processing waste so that it can be made landfill-ready, the waste initially containing free liquids and requiring a solidification process, comprising the steps of:very rapidly, both discharging a solid component of the waste from trucks to one or more portable solid feed devices and then also feeding the waste solid into a portable pugmill, without any substantial delay between the truck-discharge and pugmill-feeding steps, and without the need for using any long-term storage device for the waste solid;
providing one or more portable liquid teed devices for transporting a liquid waste to the portable pugmill;
mixing the solid and liquid waste within the portable pugmill at one or more predetermined, desired ratios; so that the mixture is landfill-ready; and
transporting the landfill-ready waste directly from the pugmill either: (a) into haul trucks and then into an active cell of the landfill; or (b) directly into an active cell of the landfill;
wherein the one or more portable solid feed devices and the one or more portable liquid feed devices are each mounted on one or more transportable sleds, or one or more trailers, or one or more wheeled structural devices.

US Pat. No. 10,688,541

PORTABLE SHELLFISH BASKET WASHER

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A shellfish basket washing apparatus comprising:a support assembly;
a shellfish basket holder configured to rotatably hold a shellfish basket therein; said shellfish basket holder pivotally attached to and configured to hang from a first side of said support assembly;
a nozzle support assembly also attached to said first side of said support assembly, said nozzle support assembly comprising a plurality of high pressure nozzles oriented to direct high pressure water into open sides of said shellfish basket holder;
a working platform attached to a second side of said support assembly;
a pressure washer pump supported on said working platform;
a water tank supported on said working platform and connected to said pressure washer pump by a water supply line;
a first high pressure water supply line connecting said pressure washer pump to said plurality of high pressure nozzles for supplying water under pressure to said high pressure nozzles;
wherein the apparatus is configured so that the support assembly may be supported on a side rail of a boat, with said shellfish basket holder hanging from said first side of said support assembly over a body of water in which the boat rests, and said working platform is hanging from a second side of said support assembly on an onboard side of said boat side rail or resting on a deck of said boat adjacent said boat side rail.

US Pat. No. 10,688,540

ADVANCING UNIT FOR A PIPE CLEANING MACHINE, PIPE CLEANING MACHINE, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Rothenberger AG, Kelkhei...

1. An advancing unit for a cleaning spiral of a pipe cleaning machine, which spiral can rotate about its longitudinal axis driven by a motor, the unit comprising:a housing;
a drive device that can produce an advancing movement of the cleaning spiral, the drive device having at least two clamping parts which can be brought into a clamping position against the cleaning spiral, in such a manner that the clamping parts press against the cleaning spiral, so that when the cleaning spiral rotates, an advancing movement of the cleaning spiral is produced;
a control device for controlling the advancing movement of the cleaning spiral by moving a first of the at least two clamping parts;
a safety device, by which the first or a second of the at least two clamping parts can be brought out of its clamping position against the cleaning spiral;
a handle part, wherein the control device and the drive device and/or the safety device can be activated by said handle part,
wherein the handle part is rotatable and pivotally mounted to the housing so as to rotate about a first axis in a rotating motion and to pivot about a second axis in a pivoting motion, the second axis being different from the first axis,
wherein one of the rotating motion or the pivoting motion is utilized for at least one of activation of the drive device or triggering of the safety device, and
a different one of the rotating motion or the pivoting motion is utilized for activation of the control device.

US Pat. No. 10,688,539

CLEANING DEVICE AND CLEANING METHOD IMPLEMENTED BY THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A cleaning device for cleaning a water supply pipe, comprising:a cleaning unit, which is at least partially provided inside the water supply pipe; and
a control unit, which is connected to the cleaning unit, for detecting whether volume of a foreign body left on an inner wall of the water supply pipe exceeds a preset volume, and when it is determined that the volume of the foreign body left on the inner wall of the water supply pipe exceeds the preset volume, controlling the cleaning unit to clean the water supply pipe so as to remove the foreign body left on the inner wall of the water supply pipe,
wherein the cleaning unit comprises a support portion including a support rod, and a cleaning portion including a cleaning head, a nozzle and a sprinkling pipe, the cleaning head is provided inside the water supply pipe, the nozzle is provided on the cleaning head, one end of the sprinkling pipe is connected to the nozzle, water in the sprinkling pipe can be ejected onto the cleaning head through the nozzle, one end of the support rod is connected to the cleaning head so as to support the cleaning head, and the sprinkling pipe is arranged along a length direction of the support rod,
wherein the cleaning head is impeller-shaped, the nozzle is positioned at the center of the cleaning head, and water ejected from the nozzle can be directly ejected onto blades of the impeller-shaped cleaning head to impel the cleaning head to rotate around its center, and
wherein at least part of the blades of the cleaning head are provided with needle-shaped teeth at end faces thereof, and wherein the needle-shaped teeth can smash the foreign body left on the inner wall of the water supply pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,688,538

ALUMINUM FLUORIDE MITIGATION BY PLASMA TREATMENT

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for cleaning a substrate-processing chamber, consisting of:forming a reactive fluorine species from a fluorine-containing cleaning gas mixture in a remote plasma source;
delivering the reactive fluorine species into a processing volume of a substrate-processing chamber, wherein the processing volume includes one or more aluminum-containing interior surfaces having unwanted deposits formed thereon;
permitting the reactive fluorine species to react with the unwanted deposits and the aluminum-containing interior surfaces of the substrate-processing chamber to form aluminum fluoride;
after forming the aluminum fluoride, exposing a nitrogen-containing cleaning gas mixture to an in-situ plasma to form reactive nitrogen species in the processing volume, wherein the nitrogen-containing cleaning gas mixture consists of:
a nitrogen-containing cleaning gas; and
optionally a first inert gas; and
permitting the reactive nitrogen species to react with the aluminum fluoride to convert the aluminum fluoride to aluminum nitride, wherein the fluorine-containing cleaning gas mixture consists of:
a fluorine-containing gas selected from the group consisting of: NF3, ClF3, F2, or a combination thereof;
an oxygen-containing gas selected from the group consisting of: N2O, O2, or a combination thereof; and
optionally a second inert gas, wherein the unwanted deposits are selected from silicon oxides, silicon nitrides, silicon oxynitrides, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,688,537

DISPLAY PANEL CLEANING MACHINE

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A display panel cleaning machine, comprisinga loading platform;
an airflow mechanism, disposed above the loading platform, wherein the airflow mechanism comprises ventilation ports disposed facing toward the loading platform, baffles are disposed outside the ventilation ports, and airflow flowing into and out from the airflow mechanism through the ventilation ports circulates along a predetermined direction to clean a display panel;
wherein the ventilation ports comprise an inhalation port and an exhalation port, the inhalation port and the exhalation port are juxtaposedly disposed above the loading platform, and the baffles comprise an inhalation baffle disposed outside the inhalation port and an exhalation baffle disposed outside the exhalation port; or the ventilation ports comprise an inhalation port and an exhalation port, an opening position of the inhalation port is lower than an opening position of the exhalation port, and the baffles comprise an inhalation baffle disposed outside the inhalation port and an exhalation baffle disposed outside the exhalation port; or the ventilation ports comprise an inhalation port and an exhalation port, an opening position of the inhalation port is lower than an opening position of the exhalation port, the baffles comprise an inhalation baffle disposed outside the inhalation port and an exhalation baffle disposed outside the exhalation port, the inhalation baffle has a magnetic bar disposed thereon, and the exhalation baffle has a magnetic bar disposed thereon;
wherein the airflow mechanism comprises an inhalation part and an exhalation part, the inhalation part comprises the inhalation port disposed facing toward the loading platform and a first inhalation chamber and a second inhalation chamber sequentially disposed above the inhalation port, and the first inhalation chamber and the second inhalation chamber have an inhalation opening disposed therebetween for communication; the exhalation part comprises the exhalation port disposed facing toward the loading platform and a first exhalation chamber and a second exhalation chamber sequentially disposed above the exhalation port, and the first exhalation chamber and the second exhalation chamber are communicated by an exhalation opening disposed between the first exhalation chamber and the second exhalation chamber; the inhalation part and the exhalation part are communicated by circulation ports disposed between the second inhalation port and the second exhalation port; the inhalation part and the exhalation part have a partition wall disposed therebetween, the inhalation opening and the inhalation port are disposed at a side of the inhalation part near the partition wall, the exhalation opening and the exhalation port are disposed at a side of the exhalation part near the partition wall; the first inhalation chamber and the first exhalation chamber are polygonal, and the second inhalation chamber and the second exhalation chamber are rectangular.

US Pat. No. 10,688,536

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SURFACE CLEANING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for cleaning debris from a surface of an object, said system comprising:an acoustic device that is positionable relative to said object at a distance from said surface of said object, said acoustic device being configured to transmit waves of acoustic energy along a travel path to said object, wherein said waves of acoustic energy have a frequency that is tuned to generate acoustic vibrations through said object and on said surface, and wherein said acoustic vibrations dislodge said debris from said surface and break said debris into particles of debris;
an acoustic absorber that is positionable relative to said object and relative to said acoustic device to a position opposite to and spaced away from said acoustic device in said travel path of said waves of acoustic energy so that said object is located between said acoustic device and said acoustic absorber, wherein the acoustic absorber contains said waves of acoustic energy in a confined space; and
a cleaning head that is positionable relative to said object and that is separate from said acoustic device, said cleaning head comprising:
a vacuum chamber having an open end configured to be positioned proximate said surface of said object;
a cleaning liquid spray nozzle located within said vacuum chamber and configured to deliver droplets of cleaning liquid onto said surface, wherein said cleaning liquid spray nozzle is configured to control a size of said droplets of cleaning liquid so that said droplets of cleaning liquid are sized to entrap said particles of debris, and wherein said frequency of said waves of acoustic energy is further tuned to atomize said droplets of cleaning liquid into a mist of cleaning liquid, said mist of cleaning liquid carrying said particles of debris; and
a vacuum located within said vacuum chamber and configured to supply a vacuum airflow within said vacuum chamber to collect said mist of cleaning liquid carrying said particles of debris.

US Pat. No. 10,688,535

OBTAINING CULLET FROM THIN FILM SOLAR MODULES

Owens-Brockway Glass Cont...

1. A method of obtaining cullet from a thin film solar module unit, the method comprising:applying a detectable tagging material onto an exposed outer surface of a glass substrate of a thin film solar module unit, the detectable tagging material being applied over one or more electrically conductive contact strips located beneath and visible through the glass substrate;
crushing the thin film solar module unit into assorted module pieces;
sorting the assorted module pieces by detecting module pieces that include the detectable tagging material and then separating the assorted module pieces into a collection of accepted module pieces and a collection of rejected module pieces, the collection of accepted module pieces having module pieces determined not to include the detectable tagging material and the collection of rejected module pieces having module pieces determined to include the detectable tagging material; and
obtaining recycled glass from the collection of accepted module pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,688,534

AUTOMATED SILKWORM COCOON SEX SORTING

Hangzhou Canyu Technology...

1. An apparatus comprising:a delivery mechanism that carries a checker cocooning frame holding silkworm cocoons;
a detection mechanism that detects a female silkworm cocoon based on an optical wavelength emitted by the female silkworm cocoon, the detection mechanism comprising a light emitting diode (LED), a green fluorescence filter, a dichroic mirror, wherein light from the LED goes through the green fluorescence filter producing a green light with a 554 nm central wave length and 30 nm bandwidth that is refracted by the dichroic mirror on to the silkworm cocoon, and wherein light from the silkworm cocoon is transmitted through the dichroic mirror passing through an orange fluorescence filter with a 586 central length and a 20 nm bandwidth to a first CCD camera; and
a sorting mechanism that sorts the silkworm cocoons, putting female silkworm cocoons into a female collecting box, and male silkworm cocoons into a male collecting box.

US Pat. No. 10,688,533

ELIMINATOR FOR DETECTING AND REMOVING PRODUCTS SUCH AS VEGETABLES AND FRUIT SINGULATOR AND SORTING SYSTEM PROVIDED THEREWITH AS WELL METHOD THEREFOR

1. An eliminator for detecting and removing products, which are oversized and/or have undesired properties, prior to sorting of the products with a sorting device, wherein the eliminator comprises:a feed system for supplying products;
a detector configured to determine dimensions and/or product properties of a product of the supplied products;
a controller operatively connected to the detector and configured to determine on the basis of the determined dimensions and/or product properties of the product whether the product is suitable for processing in the sorting device; and
a remover operatively connected to the controller for separating products which are not suitable for processing in the sorting device from products which are suitable for processing in the sorting device,
wherein the remover comprises a knock-out element and is provided with an arm arranged rotatably around a pivot shaft of the remover and/or the eliminator such that a rotation movement can be performed by the knock-out element in a direction substantially at a right angle in a lateral direction to a regular supply direction of the products.

US Pat. No. 10,688,532

INSTALLATION FOR IDENTIFYING HANDLED PARCELS

SOLYSTIC, (FR)

1. An installation for conveying handled parcels, said installation including a linear conveyor for conveying parcels in series, and a monitoring and control central unit that stores, in a memory, the instantaneous three-dimensional spatial location of each parcel moving on the conveyor, said installation being characterized in that it further includes at least one nomadic handheld electronic unit that is suitable for detecting information on a parcel when it is placed in the vicinity of said parcel, and for transmitting said information to the central unit, and in that the central unit is arranged to read an instantaneous three-dimensional spatial location for said nomadic handheld electronic unit in response to receiving said information coming from said nomadic handheld electronic unit, and in that said central unit is further arranged to detect a match between the instantaneous three-dimensional spatial location of a certain parcel on the conveyor and said instantaneous three-dimensional spatial location of the nomadic handheld electronic unit substantially at a time at which said information is transmitted to the central unit, and to respond to such a match being detected by recording said information in a memory in correspondence with data associated with said certain parcel.

US Pat. No. 10,688,531

SHUTTLE TROLLEY HAVING A DECK STRUCTURED FOR SORTING NON-STANDARD PARCELS

SOLYSTIC, (FR)

1. A shuttle trolley for a parcel-sorting logistics center, comprising:a deck for carrying a non-standard parcel to be sorted, the deck having a central portion in the shape of a trough of V-shaped cross-section, and two side portions on either side of the central portion that both extend in a same plane same horizontal plane,
wherein a body of the deck comprises framework members forming two combs disposed back-to-back, and
wherein teeth of the combs extend parallel to one another from the central portion to edges of respective ones of the side portions.

US Pat. No. 10,688,530

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FASTENING A SCREEN ON A GYRATORY SIFTER WITH AN INTEGRATED SCREEN SEAL

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

1. A system comprising:a screen that separates solids from liquid from a slurry passing through the screen;
a rod threaded through the screen;
a receptacle that receives the rod wherein a protrusion extends from the receptacle to compress against the rod;
a sealing gasket on the screen wherein the protrusion compresses against the gasket to retain the rod in the receptacle;
a junction beneath the screen wherein the rod compresses against the protrusion and the junction; and
an air bag that expands to cause the junction to compress the rod and the sealing gasket toward the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,688,529

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING AND INSPECTING A ROTARY SIFTER

Prater Industries, Inc., ...

1. A rotary sifter, comprising:a body assembly including a housing, a screen frame assembly positioned within the housing, and a rotor assembly mounted for rotation within the screen frame assembly;
a drive mechanism in mechanical cooperation with the rotor assembly to rotate the rotor assembly, the drive mechanism being axially fixed in relation to the housing, the screen frame assembly, and the rotor assembly; and
a base assembly supporting the body assembly and the drive mechanism, the base assembly including a guide rail system configured and dimensioned to permit longitudinal movement of the rotor assembly and the screen frame assembly in relation to the housing and the drive mechanism to allow for removal of the rotor assembly and the screen frame assembly from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,688,528

VIBRATION MOTOR

NIDEC SEIMITSU CORPORATIO...

1. A vibration motor comprising:a stationary portion which has a base plate, a substrate, a coil, and a case;
a vibrating body which has a magnet, a back yoke, and a weight and is supported by the stationary portion so as to be capable of vibrating in a vertical direction; and
an elastic member; wherein
the substrate is disposed on the base plate,
the coil is disposed on the substrate,
the magnet is disposed so as to be accommodated on an inner peripheral side of the coil having an annular shape by vibration,
the back yoke is disposed on the magnet,
the weight is disposed on the back yoke,
the case accommodates the coil, the magnet, the back yoke, and the weight,
the elastic member is disposed between the case and the weight,
the base plate, the case, the magnet, the back yoke, and the weight each have a rectangular shape including long sides that extend in a first direction orthogonal to the vertical direction and short sides that extend in a second direction orthogonal to the vertical direction and the first direction in a top view, and
the elastic member includes:
a first extension portion which extends in the first direction,
a second extension portion which extends in the first direction,
a first connection portion which directly physically connects one end portion of the first extension portion and one end portion of the second extension portion to each other,
a second connection portion which directly physically connects another end portion of the first extension portion and another end portion of the second extension portion to each other,
a third extension portion which extends in the first direction and faces the first extension portion in the second direction,
a fourth extension portion which extends in the first direction,
a third connection portion which directly physically connects one end portion of the third extension portion and one end portion of the fourth extension portion to each other,
a fourth connection portion which directly physically connects another end portion of the third extension portion and another end portion of the fourth extension portion to each other, and
a fifth connection portion which directly physically connects a center portion of the first extension portion and a center portion of the third extension portion to each other in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,688,526

ELECTROSTATIC ATOMIZING COATING APPARATUS AND COATING METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrostatic atomizing coating apparatus comprising:at least one rotary head having a base portion, an open end and a plurality of grooves formed radially on an inner peripheral surface of the open end, an inside diameter of the rotary head increasing from the base portion toward the open end;
a motor configured to rotate the at least one rotary head to discharge a thread-shaped paint from the open end;
a generator configured to provide a voltage to the at least one rotary head so as to form an electrostatic field between the open end and a grounded coating target and electrostatically atomize the thread-shaped paint discharged from the open end;
a measurement circuit configured to measure a distance between the rotary head and the grounded coating target; and
a controller configured to control a voltage output from the generator based on the measurement from the measurement circuit so as to provide a constant current flow between the rotary head and the grounded coating target to control a particle diameter of the electrostatically atomized thread-shaped paint,
wherein the thread-shaped paint discharged from the open end of the rotary head is electrostatically atomized by an electrostatic force in the electrostatic field without shaping air, and
the controller controls the voltage output while the distance between the rotary head and the grounded coating target changes in order to maintain the constant current flow, the change in distance being based on a change in shape of the grounded coating target.

US Pat. No. 10,688,525

MATERIAL SPRAYING DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SPRAYING DIRECTION OF THE DEVICE

Tikkurila Oyj, Vantaa (F...

1. An apparatus containing a spraying device, the apparatus comprising:an end module comprising at least one nozzle for spraying a material toward a surface, wherein an angle orientation of the at least one nozzle is adjustable;
a plurality of sensors configured to provide sensor data comprising at least the angle orientation of the at least one nozzle, where the spraying device comprises at least the end module and the plurality of sensors; and
a controller, configured to a) receive the sensor data from the plurality of sensors and user commands manually provided by a user through a user interface, b) perform calculations of control signals using the received sensor data and the user commands, and c) provide the control signals to corresponding motors or actuators of the spraying device at least for adjusting the angle orientation of the at least one nozzle in order to maintain an arrival angle of the sprayed material to the surface within a predefined range,
wherein the end module comprises three cylindrical motors rotating around X, Y and Z axes at least for adjusting the location and the angle orientations of the at least one nozzle, where the motors are connected together with curved pipes located in a middle of each motor, wherein the spraying material is fed through the curved pipes to the at least one nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,688,524

METHOD FOR COATING A SUBSTRATE AND COATING DEVICE

SUSS MICROTEC LITHOGRAPHY...

1. A method for coating a substrate with a lacquer in a micro- and/or nano-fabrication process, comprising the steps of:spraying the lacquer onto the substrate using a first moveable nozzle;
using a second moveable nozzle separate from and distally spaced from the first moveable nozzle, subsequently spraying the lacquer applied to the substrate with a material consisting essentially of solvent that at least partially dissolves the lacquer, wherein the lacquer and the material consisting essentially of solvent are different materials, and wherein in spraying the material consisting essentially of solvent, the second moveable nozzle follows a movement path of the first moveable nozzle in tandem; and
heating the lacquer, which has been sprayed onto the substrate, prior to said subsequently spraying.

US Pat. No. 10,688,523

SOLID MARKING MATERIAL MELTING APPLICATOR WAND

Crayola LLC, Easton, PA ...

1. An applicator wand comprising:a housing;
an interior tube oriented along a longitudinal axis of the applicator wand located internal to the housing, the interior tube having a hollow interior cavity configured to receive at least one meltable solid marking material at a first end of the interior tube;
a heat engine adjacent to a second end of the interior tube also located internal to the housing, the heat engine comprising a heating element, wherein the heat engine is configured to receive at least a portion of the received at least one meltable solid marking material in the interior tube, wherein the applicator wand comprises an insulating space between the heat engine and the housing; and
an applicator tip adjacent the heat engine, the applicator tip configured to dispense a melted quantity of the portion of the received at least one meltable solid marking material from the heat engine, wherein the applicator tip comprises a roller ball tip.

US Pat. No. 10,688,522

METHOD OF COATING A LENS AND LENS SUPPORT

Transitions Optical, Inc....

1. A method of coating a lens comprising:(a) providing a lens support comprising,
a central axis,
an outer wall,
an inner wall that is positioned between said central axis and said outer wall,
an upper beveled surface that converges downward towards said central axis, said upper beveled surface having an outer diameter and an inner diameter, and
a lower surface,
wherein said lens support has a form of a ring, and said inner wall defines a central lens support hole;
(b) providing a lens having a forward surface, a rear surface, and a side surface, wherein said forward surface of said lens has an outer edge;
(c) positioning said lens support and said lens such that said outer edge of said forward surface of said lens abuts a portion of said upper beveled surface of said lens support; and
(d) applying at least one coating composition over said rear surface of said lens, thereby forming at least one coating layer over said rear surface of said lens
wherein said lower surface of said lens support resides on a base, said forward surface of said lens, said inner sidewall of said lens support, and an upper surface of said base together defining a central lens support chamber, said method further comprising,
forming negative pressure within said central lens support chamber, thereby maintaining said outer edge of said forward surface of said lens and said upper beveled surface of said lens support in fixed abutment with each other during application of at least one coating composition over said rear surface of said lens.

US Pat. No. 10,688,521

LANGMUIR-BLODGETT DOUBLE TROUGH SYSTEM

1. A Langmuir-Blodgett trough, comprising:a walled trough base, configured for holding a subphase liquid, the trough base comprising:
a first side wall;
a second side wall opposite to and parallel to the first side wall;
a first transverse wall joined to the first side wall and to the second side wall;
a second transverse wall opposing to and parallel to the first transverse wall and joined to the first side wall and to the second side wall;
a middle barrier extending along a central axis thereof across the trough base from the first side wall to the second side wall and configured to contact a first material located on a surface of the subphase liquid on a first side of the middle barrier and to contact a second material located on the surface of the subphase liquid on a second side of the middle barrier, the middle barrier configured to prevent passage of the first material from the first side to the second side of the middle barrier and to prevent passage of the second material from the second side to the first side of the middle barrier;
an adjustment apparatus which comprises:
a first grooved edge joined to the first transverse wall and a second grooved edge joined to the second transverse wall, the first grooved edge and second grooved edges comprising respectively, a first groove and a second groove extending transversally and facing each other;
a first side barrier and a second side barrier parallel to each other and extending between the first grooved edges, the first side barrier having a first tenon and a second tenon and the second side barrier having a third tenon and a fourth tenon, the first tenon being located at a first end of the first side barrier, the second tenon being located at a second end of the first side barrier, the third tenon being located at a first end of the second side barrier, the fourth tenon being located at a second end of the second side barrier, the first tenon and the third being configured to enter the first groove, and the second tenons and the fourth tenon being configured to enter the second groove, thereby restricting a motion of the first and second side barriers along an axis parallel to the first and second transverse walls;
wherein:
the middle barrier comprises a rotatable section configured to be rotated along a rotation axis parallel to the central axis, and a substrate holder joined to the rotatable section and configured to rotate with the rotatable section;
the substrate holder is configured to hold a substrate, such that a rotation of the substrate holder is configured to dip the substrate into the subphase liquid via the first material and to cause the substrate to emerge from the subphase liquid via the second material, thereby enabling the substrate to be coated with the first material and the second material via a single rotational motion;
the motion of the first and second side barriers is configured to adjust the surface areas of the first material and the second material floating on the subphase liquid, while enabling the subphase liquid to move under the first and second side barriers.

US Pat. No. 10,688,520

SYSTEM FOR APPLYING A COATING TO A WORKPIECE

AWI Licensing LLC, Wilmi...

1. A method for coating a workpiece, the method comprising:conveying an edge of the workpiece past an applicator head, the workpiece comprising a first major surface opposite a second major surface and the edge extending between the first and second major surfaces, and the applicator head comprises
a first applicator manifold having a first leading edge;
a second applicator manifold having a second leading edge;
a first face plate comprising a bottom edge; and
a second face plate comprising a top edge;
whereby each of the first and second face plates are disposed over the first and second leading edges of the first and second applicator manifolds;
directing a liquid onto the edge of the workpiece using the applicator head; and
removing excess liquid through a vacuum established around the applicator head;
whereby the bottom edge faces the first major surface of the workpiece and the top edge faces the second major surface of the workpiece, and the bottom edge has a beveled geometry and the top edge has a beveled geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,688,519

ROBOTIC NOZZLE

1. A sprinkler apparatus in a distributed irrigation system, the apparatus comprising:an irrigation sprinkler enclosure wherein the enclosure houses the majority of components of the apparatus and is installed in the ground;
an inlet water pipe connected to a water source controlled by a valve that supplies water to many apparatuses;
an outlet water nozzle that raises above the ground upon activation of said valve and sprays water on the ground;
a position-controlled electric motor for rotating said nozzle to a desired position or for controlling the flow rate through the nozzle based on received control signals;
a computer which controls the direction of the nozzle via transmitted control signals; and
a sound system capable of producing music synchronized with motion of the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,688,518

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A VIBRATABLE HEAD FOR AN AEROSOL GENERATOR AND VIBRATABLE HEAD FOR AN AEROSOL GENERATOR

PARI Pharma GmbH, Starnb...

1. A method of manufacturing a vibratable head for an aerosol generator, the vibratable head comprisinga support member,
a vibratable membrane supported by the support member, and
a vibrator configured to vibrate the vibratable membrane, the method comprising the steps of
providing the support member,
roughening a surface portion of the support member by laser structuring,
applying an adhesive to at least a part of the roughened surface portion of the support member, and
attaching the vibrator and/or the vibratable membrane to the support member by at least a portion of the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,688,517

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COATING PIPELINES

SAIPEM S.P.A., San Donat...

1. A pipeline coating apparatus configured to coat a cutback along a pipeline, the pipeline coating apparatus comprising:a frame extending along a designated axis, the frame being fixable with respect to the pipeline to arrange the designated axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the pipeline;
a carriage supported by the frame and movable along the designated axis with respect to the frame, the carriage supporting an induction heater and an applicator;
a first actuator configured to advance the carriage along the designated axis; and
a control unit configured to select, from a plurality of travel distances, a travel distance for the carriage to travel to sequentially heat, via the induction heater, an outer surface of the pipeline and then apply, via the applicator, a powder coating to the heated outer surface of the pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,688,516

APPLICATION HEAD OF A COATING PRODUCT ON A SURFACE TO BE COATED AND APPLICATION SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH AN APPLICATION HEAD

Exel Industries, Epernay...

1. An application head of a coating product on a surface to be coated, comprising:at least two spray nozzles for the coating product, each spray nozzle spraying the coating product in the form of an aerosol stream, by simultaneously creating several droplets having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the outlet orifice of the spray nozzle, wherein said at least two spray nozzles are spaced apart in pairs by a distance between 0.1 cm and 2 cm, such that the aerosol streams are in contact with one another at the surface to be coated; and
one or more additional spray nozzles, separate from said at least two spray nozzles, generating a dropwise stream of coating product, the dropwise stream being different from the aerosol streams of said at least two spray nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,688,515

VEHICLE COMPOUNDING SYSTEM

1. A compounding system, for use on a vehicle body using compound paste and a spray gun, comprising the steps of:creating painted surfaces on a vehicle body using automotive paint;
spraying compound paste onto all painted surfaces in a single step; and then
shining all painted surfaces by removing the compound paste by buffing all painted surfaces in a single step.

US Pat. No. 10,688,514

CONTROL FUNCTION AND DISPLAY FOR CONTROLLING SPRAY GUN

Nordson Corporation, Wes...

1. A method for controlling a coating operation, the method comprising:displaying data relating to said coating operation, on a display disposed on a material application device, to an operator who is manually grasping said material application device to cause said material application device to dispense coating material;
receiving a signal for selection of a display mode function of said display based on operation of a first manually actuated device disposed on said material application device, wherein said display mode function is associated with selection of a flowrate value for dispensing said coating material; and
receiving a signal indicating a flowrate input based on operation of a second manually actuated device disposed on said material application device; and
setting, by said material application device and based on said flowrate input and said display mode function, a flowrate value for dispensing said coating material.

US Pat. No. 10,688,513

PUMP-TYPE LIQUID DISPENSER

1. A liquid dispenser comprising:a reservoir portion having a first circumferential sidewall, a first partition having an opening extending therethrough, and an opposing second partition having no opening extending therethrough, the first circumferential sidewall and first and second partitions defining an interior chamber that is configured to store liquids;
a dispenser portion extending from the first partition and having a neck defined by a second circumferential sidewall, the second circumferential sidewall further defining a first internal passage that is in fluid communication with the interior chamber through the opening extending through the first partition;
a bottom portion extending from the second partition, the bottom portion having a third circumferential sidewall, the third circumferential sidewall and the second partition defining an internal cavity; and
a base assembly including a first surface having a pivotable lid and a second surface opposite the first surface, the base assembly configured for a first orientation, wherein the first surface is disposed within the internal cavity of the bottom portion adjacent to the second partition, and a second orientation, wherein the second surface is disposed adjacent to the first partition such that the pivotable lid allows fluid access to the first internal passage of the dispenser portion.

US Pat. No. 10,688,512

CONTAINER OF FLUID SUBSTANCES FEATURING A MOBILE BOTTOM, WITH HERMETIC SEALING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

LUMSON S.P.A., Capergnan...

1. A container for a fluid substance, comprisinga body delimiting a cavity to contain the fluid substance, inside the cavity a mobile bottom sealedly movable on an internal wall of the body,
a collar sealedly secured to the body, the collar having at least one resting surface on the body and a tubular member extending from a bottom of the collar, the tubular member defining a first passage of the fluid substance during use,
an insert being located within the collar and being formed by a first and a second part mutually connected by a first breakable portion, and
a shutter being located inside the insert and formed by a first section and a second section mutually connected by a second breakable portion, the second section comprising a surface configured to cooperate with the tubular member to close its passage when the second section is fitted on the latter and a breakable wall of the second section is un-broken while, when the second section is fitted on the tubular member and the breakable wall is broken, access within the cavity is permitted through the broken breakable wall.

US Pat. No. 10,688,511

WIDE-MOUTHED FLUID CONNECTOR FOR HAND-HELD SPRAY GUNS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A spray gun reservoir connector system comprising:a reservoir including a lid;
a spray gun inlet;
a first connector format provided with one of the lid and the spray gun inlet, the first connector format including a plurality of retention structures each defining a capture region, wherein the retention structures are collectively arranged in a circular pattern and are circumferentially spaced from one another; and
a second connector format provided with the other of the lid and the spray gun inlet, the second connector format including a plurality of lock structures each including a shim body configured to selectively interface with the capture region of a respective one of the retention structures, wherein the lock structures are collectively arranged in a circular pattern and are circumferentially spaced from one another,
wherein the first connector format includes a platform defining a contact surface, and the retention structures project longitudinally away from the contact surface,
wherein the platform defines a plurality of undercuts in the contact surface, and
wherein the connector formats are configured to provide wedged engagement between the lock structures and corresponding ones of the retention structures upon rotation of the spray gun inlet relative to the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,688,510

SPRAY GUN CUPS, RECEPTACLES, AND METHODS OF USE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A spray gun cup receptacle comprisingan open end for receiving a liner within a cavity;
a base end opposite the open end, the base end being positionable with respect to a work surface (W) with the open end facing upwards such that a base plane passing through the base end is parallel to the work surface;
a sidewall surrounding the cavity and connecting the open end to the base end, the sidewall comprising two apertures through which the cavity is visible from outside the spray gun cup receptacle, the two apertures being divided one above the other by a brace member, at least a portion of which is disposed at a brace member angle ? relative to the base plane; and
a tactile feedback member positioned on the sidewall directly adjacent an aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,688,509

SPRAY SYSTEM PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL MONITORING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A spray system comprising:a first fluid source configured to provide a first fluid;
a second fluid source configured to provide a second fluid;
a sprayer configured to combine and spray the first and second fluids;
a first pump configured to pump the first fluid at a variable first pumping speed from the first fluid source to the sprayer;
a second pump configured to pump the second fluid at a variable second pumping speed from the second fluid source to the sprayer;
a first parameter sensor disposed to sense a first output parameter of the first pump;
a second parameter sensor disposed to sense a second output parameter of the second pump; and
a controller configured to control the first and second pumps based on the first output parameter, and configured to a pump failure condition if the second output parameter differs from a target spray parameter by more than a material-specific parameter factor margin for more than a threshold duration.

US Pat. No. 10,688,508

NOZZLE ASSEMBLY WITH EXTERNAL BAFFLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A nozzle assembly for a spraying apparatus comprising:a fluid side wall defining a fluid passageway that extends longitudinally along a fluid axis and terminates in a fluid aperture;
an air cap side wall extending around the fluid side wall and partially defining a first air passageway that terminates in an atomizing aperture adjacent the fluid aperture;
a pair of diametrically opposed air horns protruding past the fluid aperture from the air cap side wall and defining respective air horn cavities in communication with a second air passageway, each air horn having an external surface and a fan control aperture extending along a fan control axis through the external surface to flow air against a fluid stream discharged from the fluid aperture, wherein each fan control aperture has an aperture shape defined along a reference plane perpendicular to the fan control axis; and
for each air horn, a baffle coupled to the air cap side wall and projecting into a volumetric shape, the volumetric shape defined by extrapolating the aperture shape outwardly along the fan control axis, where the volumetric shape has parallel side walls when viewed perpendicular to the fan control axis.

US Pat. No. 10,688,507

FLUID DISPENSER AND FIRST AND SECOND FLUID CONTAINERS FOR A FLUID DISPENSER

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A first fluid container and a second fluid container, wherein:the first fluid container comprises:
a body comprising at least one wall that defines a reservoir for storing fluid therein;
an input port in fluid communication with the reservoir of the first fluid container;
a sealing member associated with the input port of the first fluid container for selectively sealing the input port of the first fluid container; and
the second fluid container comprises:
a body comprising at least one wall that defines a reservoir for storing fluid therein;
an output port in fluid communication with the reservoir of the second fluid container; and
a dispensing mechanism associated with the output port of the second fluid container, the dispensing mechanism of the second fluid container being selectively operable between a closed position and an opened position, wherein:
the output port of the second fluid container is configured for insertion into the input port of the first fluid container;
when the output port of the second fluid container is inserted into the input port of the first fluid container, the first fluid container facilitates movement of the dispensing mechanism of the second fluid container into the opened position to facilitate dispensation of the fluid from the reservoir of the second fluid container, through the output port of the second fluid container, through the input port of the first fluid container, and into the reservoir of the first fluid container;
the output port of the second fluid container and the input port of the first fluid container are configured for selective retention with each other; and
the sealing member of the first fluid container comprises a frangible member through which a portion of the output port of the second fluid container extends when the output port of the second fluid container is inserted into the input port of the first fluid container.

US Pat. No. 10,688,506

FOAM GENERATOR INSERT

Mr. Foamer, LLC, Stuart,...

1. An insert for a foam generator comprising:a cylindrical cage;
a multiplicity of fins extending from an interior portion of the cage towards a longitudinal axis of the cage, and at an inclined angle relative to the axis; and,
at least one pad contacting the interior portion of the cage in a volume defined by opposing sets of the fins and the interior portion of the cage.

US Pat. No. 10,688,505

JET FOR SWIM-IN-PLACE SPA

HYDROPOOL INC., Mississa...

1. A swim-in-place spa, comprising:a basin for containing water,
a circulation subsystem having:
a primary conduit extending from an inlet in the basin;
at least one pump fluidly connected to the primary conduit to pump water from the inlet;
at least one swim-in-place jet affixed to the basin; and
a secondary conduit extending from the pump to the swim-in-place jet, in operation the pump inducing a flow of water toward the swim-in-place jet,
the swim-in-place jet having a nozzle and a diffuser downstream of the nozzle relative to the flow of water, a nozzle outlet smaller than a diffuser inlet, the nozzle outlet and the diffuser inlet disposed in a spaced-apart relationship defining a gap for receiving a flow of entrained water,
the circulation subsystem configured for creating a water jet,
the nozzle and the diffuser having rectangular cross-sections,
an enclosure having:
a wall extending around a longitudinal axis;
an enclosure inlet;
an enclosure outlet axially spaced-apart from the enclosure inlet relative to the longitudinal axis;
apertures defined through the wall, the nozzle within the enclosure, the nozzle inlet proximate the enclosure inlet, the diffuser within the enclosure, the diffuser inlet axially offset relative to the nozzle inlet and the diffuser outlet proximate the enclosure outlet; and
a flow straightener disposed within the enclosure, between the diffuser outlet and the enclosure outlet, and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,688,504

APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR GAS-SOLIDS SEPARATION

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A cyclonic separator, comprising:a cyclone barrel;
a swirl vane positioned in an upstream end of the cyclone barrel;
a gas outlet centrally disposed in a downstream end of the cyclone barrel;
a solids outlet peripherally disposed in the downstream end of the cyclone barrel;
a cap extending radially across an upstream end of the swirl vane;
a plurality of swirl blades wrapped around a hub positioned in the upstream end of the cyclone barrel and the cap extends radially across an upstream end of all of the swirl vanes; and
a lug secured to the hub and the cap to hold the cap in place above the hub.

US Pat. No. 10,688,503

HYBRID ROTOR FOR A CENTRIFUGE, SET COMPRISING A HYBRID ROTOR AND A CENTRIFUGE CONTAINER, AND CENTRIFUGE CONTAINER

Thermo Electron LED GmbH,...

1. A hybrid rotor for a centrifuge having a drive shaft for rotating the hybrid rotor about a rotation axis (R), the hybrid rotor comprising:a rotor base body having a receptacle side, a drive side, and a lateral wall;
a plurality of receptacles arranged on the receptacle side of the rotor base body, each having an insertion opening for a respective one of a plurality of centrifuge containers, wherein the receptacle side is a side of the rotor base body configured for a user to insert one of the plurality of centrifuge containers into a respective one of the plurality of receptacles, and wherein the drive side is a side of the rotor base body located opposite the receptacle side and is configured for a user to fix the drive shaft to the rotor base body; and
an open structure provided in an outer periphery of the rotor base body on the drive side and in the lateral wall, the open structure being configured to allow respective free ends of the plurality of centrifuge containers to protrude from the rotor base body,
wherein at least one receptacle comprises both a rotary bearing for rotatably mounting a swinging container and a fixed bearing for fixedly mounting a fixed angle container in the receptacle,
wherein the fixed bearing comprises a planar support for receiving a collar of a fixed angle container, the planar support being arranged around the respective insertion opening,
wherein the rotary bearing comprises two rounded recesses for receiving a respective trunnion of a swinging container, which recesses are arranged opposite each other adjacent the respective insertion opening, and
wherein the two rounded recesses are arranged in a region of the planar support of the fixed bearing and sunk into the planar support.

US Pat. No. 10,688,502

CONTINUOUS CENTRIFUGE

1. A centrifuge comprising a rotor, a rotating platform comprising a plurality of drum openings, and a plurality of drums in which(a) said rotating platform has a central primary axis,
(b) each said drum has a central axis of rotation,
(c) each said drum opening houses a drum,
(d) the rotor is connected to the rotating platform such that operation of the rotor causes the rotating platform to rotate on the central primary axis, and
(e) each drum rotates on the axis of rotation of the drum when said rotating platform rotates on the central primary axis,
(f) each said drum comprises an inside, an inside surface, an outside surface, a top portion, and a bottom portion,
(g) said inner surface comprises a downward movement means,
(h) said top portion comprising perforations that allow passage of liquids such as water from the inside of the drum to the outside of the drum,
(i) said top portion comprises an inlet, and
(j) said bottom portion comprises an egress.

US Pat. No. 10,688,501

EXTRACTING RARE-EARTH ELEMENTS FROM A GANGUE HEAVY FRACTION

Georgia State University ...

1. A method of concentrating a rare-earth element, the method comprising:receiving crude kaolin clay from a kaolin mining operation;
separating the crude kaolin clay into grit and a kaolin clay fraction, wherein the grit is gangue from the mining operation;
separating the grit fraction into a light mineral grit sub-fraction and a heavy mineral grit sub-fraction, wherein the rare-earth element is present in the heavy mineral grit sub-fraction, by placing the grit fraction into a heavy liquid solution having a defined density to cause the fractionation of the grit fraction into the light mineral grit sub-fraction and the heavy mineral grit sub-fraction; and
concentrating the rare-earth element from the heavy mineral grit sub-fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,688,499

ORGANIC MATERIAL AND PLANT VINE CHOPPER ASSEMBLY

1. An organic material and plant vine chopper assembly comprising:two chopper rotor drum assemblies rotatably and operatively mounted in a chopper cabinet; each said rotor drum assembly having a rotor drum tube having two rotor hubs attached coaxially one hub within each end of said drum tube; a main rotor drum shaft through and retained in said hubs and said drum tube by two rotor bushings with one rotor bushing at each end of said drum tube; a plurality of planar rotor rings spaced along and oriented around and attached to said drum tube, said plurality of rings selectively distributed along said drum tube within cutting zone with said rings evenly spaced one from another; each said ring having a central drum aperture perpendicular to the general plane of said ring and having a plurality of pairs of angled blade mounting tabs extending outward from and distributed along the circumference of said ring with one tab of each said pair being a leftward angled tab and the other tab of each said pair being a rightward angled tab, and having a plurality of rotor comb slots distributed around the periphery of said aperture, said comb slots radiating outward from and away from said aperture, a planar cutting blade attached coplanar to each tab; and one or more rotor combs distributed and attached to said drum tube around the outer circumference of drum tube and each said rotor comb having a plurality of spaced sequential ring slots.

US Pat. No. 10,688,498

BEATER WHEEL FOR PULVERIZER MILL AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A pulverizer mill comprising:a hub disc defining a first inboard face and an a first outboard face opposite the first inboard face, the hub disc having a first plurality of apertures defined therethrough, each aperture of the first plurality of apertures defining a respective first inboard rim thereabout on the first inboard face;
a ring disc spaced therefrom the hub disc, defining a second inboard face and a second outboard face and opposite the second inboard face, the second inboard face facing the first inboard face and spaced therefrom, the ring disc having a second plurality of apertures defined therethrough,
each aperture of the second plurality of apertures defining a respective second inboard rim thereabout on the second inboard face;
a plurality of ribs extending therebetween the hub disc first inboard face and the ring disc second inboard face;
each rib of the plurality of ribs having a first end and an opposing second end, wherein,
each first end of each rib of the plurality of ribs is weldingly coupled to a respective first inboard rim to define a respective first joint therebetween;
each opposing second end of each rib of the plurality of ribs is weldingly coupled to a respective second inboard rim to define a respective second joint therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,688,497

APPARATUS FOR THERMAL CONVECTION POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION

Credo Diagnostics Biomedi...

1. An apparatus with a reagent container for performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) by thermal convection, and said reagent container comprises reactants and reagents, said reagents comprises a fluorescent material or a probe, wherein the apparatus comprises:(1) a first bracket, disposed on a horizontal plane, wherein the first bracket comprises a first perforation;
(2) a second bracket, disposed below the first bracket and substantially parallel to the horizontal plane, wherein the second bracket comprises a second perforation, and the second bracket has a bracket upper surface and a bracket lower surface, wherein the bracket lower surface of the second bracket further comprises a retaining groove, the retaining groove is substantially parallel to the horizontal plane and connects the second perforation;
(3) a temperature sensing device, disposed in the retaining groove, wherein the temperature sensing device comprises a glass, a temperature sensor and a contact node, wherein the glass has a film upper surface and a film lower surface, and a transparent conductive film is disposed on the film upper surface or the film lower surface, the size of the glass is substantially equal to the size of the retaining groove so the glass can be fixed into the retaining groove by the film upper surface or the film lower surface, the contact node is disposed at the same side of the transparent conductive film, the temperature sensor is disposed on the film upper surface or the film lower surface and is configured to measure the temperature of the transparent conductive film;
(4) a power supplying device, comprising a power supply and a power regulator, wherein the power supply supplies power to the contact node so the temperature sensing device can perform a heat process, and the power regulator is configured to control an output current;
(5) a light source, configured to excite the fluorescence material or the probe;
(6) a light receiver, configured to detect or receive a fluorescence signal;
(7) an accommodation space, disposed between the first bracket and the second bracket and is configured to accommodate the reagent container, wherein the reagent container is placed into the accommodation space through the first perforation and further through the second perforation and the retaining groove to contact the film upper surface of the glass; and
(8) a processor, for controlling the power regulator, and receiving signals from the temperature sensor and a light source regulator to control the temperature sensor and the light source, wherein, when the transparent conductive film reaches a predetermined value, a temperature of the transparent conductive film is reported back to the processor by the temperature sensor, and the processer controls the power regulator not to supply the power.

US Pat. No. 10,688,496

SIMULATION CABINET

Binder GmbH, Tuttlingen ...

1. A simulation cabinet comprising: two side walls, a bottom wall, a top wall, an exterior wall, and an interior chamber, with a rear wall arranged in the interior chamber at a distance from the exterior wall and an enclosure between the rear wall and the exterior wall, and at least one ventilator arranged in the enclosure between the rear wall and the exterior wall, with the rear wall showing ventilator openings for suctioning air from the interior chamber via the at least one ventilator, wherein the rear wall comprises at least one opening and that a first flow restrictor is arranged in the enclosure between the rear wall and the exterior wall abutting the first flow restrictor, such that the air suctioned by the at least one ventilator through the ventilator openings of the rear wall is guided to the first flow restrictor, after flowing through the first flow restrictor, and is guided through the at least one opening into the interior chamber, wherein the rear wall comprises, in the proximity to each intersection of the lateral edges of the rear wall, a pair of openings, with one pair comprising at least two openings, distanced in the side wall-side wall direction, aligned parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,688,495

FLUID TRANSFER DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

EMD Millipore Corporation...

1. A fluid transfer assembly, comprising:a first housing enclosing at least a proximal portion of a first fluid transfer device and having an opening, and a first protective film covering the opening in the first housing of a first fluid transfer device;
a second housing enclosing at least a distal portion of a second fluid transfer device and having an opening, and a second protective film covering the opening in the second housing of the second fluid transfer device, wherein the second fluid transfer device can couple to the first fluid transfer device,
a third housing enclosing at least a distal portion of a third fluid transfer device and having an opening, and a third protective film covering the opening in the third housing of the third fluid transfer device, wherein the third fluid transfer device can couple to the first fluid transfer device,
wherein the first and second and third protective films of the first and second and third fluid transfer devices are removable, and wherein the first fluid transfer device comprises an interface structure; and
the second fluid transfer device and the third fluid transfer device comprise a second and a third interface structure complementary to the interface structure of the first fluid transfer device, wherein the interface structures of the first and second and third fluid transfer devices aseptically seal the first and second and third housings of the first and second and third fluid transfer devices once the first and second and third protective films of the first and second and third fluid transfer devices are removed.

US Pat. No. 10,688,493

INTEGRATED MICROFLUIDIC RECTIFIER FOR VARIOUS BIOANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS

Texas Tech University Sys...

1. A device for performing a microfluidic assay on a chip comprising:a microfluidics chip;
one or more fluid receptacles on the chip, each receptacle configured for receiving a single fluid, and each receptacle capable of being in fluid communication with a pressurized fluid source;
a plurality of pneumatic pumps arrayed on the chip, each pump being in fluid communication with one of the fluid receptacles via an incoming fluid channel, each pump having a discharge channel;
one or more rectifiers on the chip in fluid communication with the discharge channel from each pump; and
a reaction chamber on the chip connected to and configured to communicate with one or more rectifier;wherein a pressure from the pressurized fluid source drives the single fluid from each fluid receptacle into its incoming fluid channel and to its pump, through the pump and into its discharge channel, through the discharge channel to the one or more rectifiers, and through the one or more rectifiers into the reaction chamber;wherein each pump is configured to generate droplets of the single fluid of a pre-determined size;wherein the rectifiers prevent backflow of the droplets; andwherein droplets of the one or more fluids are combined in the reaction chamber, the chamber facilitating an assay being performed on the chip.

US Pat. No. 10,688,492

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CELL-BASED NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL TESTING

1. A method for isolating fetal cells from a maternal blood sample, comprising:supplying, by a polymer-coated laser microdissectible (PCLMD) chip, the maternal blood sample to an inlet of a microfluidic channel of a laser micro-dissectible (LIVID) chip; and
flowing, by the PCLMD chip, the maternal blood sample through the microfluidic channel and over a polymer membrane coating one or more surfaces of the microfluidic channel, the polymer membrane comprising an array of structures, wherein the array of structures comprises an array of pillar-like structures each having a diameter of 10 ?m and each spaced apart from neighboring pillar-like structures by 10-15 ?m, and wherein the array of pillar-like structures comprises an array of double-cross pillar structures, each double-cross pillar structure comprising two crosses intersecting at a center region of the double-cross pillar, each cross comprised of two arms of equal length intersecting at the center region, and wherein the double-cross pillar structures have similar size as the fetal cells and bind with the fetal cells to isolate fetal cells from a maternal blood sample.

US Pat. No. 10,688,491

METHODS FOR MAKING A MICROFLUIDIC ALIQUOT CHIP

Lidong Qin, Houston, TX ...

1. A method for making an MA chip, comprising:inserting a first pair of patterned metal injection molds into an injection molding machine;
injecting thermoplastic into the first pair of patterned metal injection molds;
demolding to produce an insert having a reverse pattern of the first pair of molds;
inserting a second pair of patterned metal injection molds into the injection molding machine;
inserting thermoplastic into the second pair of patterned metal injection molds;
demolding to produce a base having a reverse pattern of the second pair of molds;
inserting a plurality of rivets on the base into a plurality of rivet through-holes on the insert; and
sealing a center through-hole, branched channels, and aliquoting through-holes disposed on the insert when the rivets are inserted into the rivet through-holes.

US Pat. No. 10,688,490

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A microfluidic device comprising a plurality of layers and a common manifold, each layer within the plurality of layers comprises an inlet and at least two outlets, the inlet being in fluid communication with each of the at least two outlets via a channel, the inlet of each layer within the plurality of layers being in fluid communication with the common manifold, such that fluid may flow from the common manifold through each channel of each layer within the plurality of layers via the inputs of each respective layer to the at least two outlets of each layer, wherein the common manifold comprises an inlet, a branched portion and a manifold outlet in direct fluid communication with the inlet of the channel of each layer within the plurality of layers, such that fluid flows during use, from the inlet of the common manifold to the inlet of each layer within the plurality of layers via the branched portion and the manifold outlet of the common manifold such that the flow rate of fluid passing through the channel of each layer within the plurality of layers is substantially the same, such that, during use, a fluid comprising a target population of particles having a specified range of diameters may be processed by the device by flowing from the common manifold through the channels of each layer within the plurality of layers via the inlets of those layers, and fluid collected from a first outlet of each layer within the plurality of layers comprises the target population of particles, and fluid collected from a second outlet of each layer within the plurality of layers is substantially devoid of the target population of particles.

US Pat. No. 10,688,489

FLUID RETENTION PLATES AND ANALYSIS CARTRIDGES

LUMINEX CORPORATION, Aus...

1. A system comprising:(a) a first plate comprising:
(i) a first side;
(ii) a second side;
(iii) a sample reservoir;
(iv) a first port;
(v) a channel connecting the sample reservoir and the first port;
(vi) a sample dispensing channel opening onto the second side of the first plate, wherein the sample dispensing channel is in fluid communication with the sample reservoir;
(b) a frangible blister coupled to the first side of the plate and covering the first port;
(c) a removable sample input cap coupled to the first side of the plate and covering the sample reservoir;
(d) a second plate comprising:
(i) a first side;
(ii) a second side;
(iii) a conduit passing through the second plate from the first side of the second plate to the second side of the second plate;
wherein the first side of the second plate is coupled to the second side of the first plate; and
(e) a printed circuit board coupled to the second side of the second plate.

US Pat. No. 10,688,488

FLUIDIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ILLUMINA, INC., San Dieg...

1. A method, comprising:providing a working stack having a first substrate layer, a second substrate layer, and a radiation-absorbing material disposed between the first and second substrate layers, the working stack including a cavity therein having a designated liquid, wherein a bonding interface is defined between the radiation-absorbing material and at least one of the first substrate layer or the second substrate layer, the bonding interface having a film of the designated liquid;
directing radiation onto the bonding interface along a predetermined path to form a perimeter seal, the perimeter seal positioned to separate the cavity from an outer area of the bonding interface; and
directing the radiation onto the outer area of the bonding interface to secure the first and second substrate layers together, the perimeter seal impeding an ingress of bubbles from the outer area into the cavity as the radiation is directed onto the outer area.

US Pat. No. 10,688,487

LATERAL FLOW ASSAY DEVICE

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...

1. A lateral flow device comprising:a wicking pad composed of a porous material, the wicking pad having a planar region for contacting a substrate comprising immobilized analytes; and
wherein the wicking pad has a first end, a second end and two lateral edges;
a base comprising two or more reservoirs having top openings and that are spatially separated from each other by reservoir walls, wherein each of the reservoirs receives and is in fluid communication with the first end of the wicking pad, wherein the first end of the wicking pad is received from the top openings of each reservoir and passes over the reservoir walls, wherein at least a part of the wicking pad is bonded to the base; and
a pump comprising an absorbent pad contacting the second end of the wicking pad.

US Pat. No. 10,688,486

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING EXCESSIVE FLUID FLOW IN A CASSETTE DESIGNED TO RECEIVE A FLUID SAMPLE

Polymer Technology System...

1. A pinch wall and dam system for controlling fluid flow movement between a sample receiving pad and a test strip, comprising:a sample receiving pad, having a top surface, the top surface facing upwards;
a test strip in contact with the sample receiving pad;
a pinch wall sitting on top of the sample receiving pad on the top surface, the pinch wall compressing the sample receiving pad, the pinch wall comprising: a first portion separating a sample receiving portion of the sample receiving pad from a portion of the sample receiving pad positioned adjacent to the test strip, and a second portion separating the sample receiving portion of the sample receiving pad from a portion of the sample receiving pad positioned away from the test strip, wherein the portion of the sample receiving pad that receives the sample thereon is positioned on an opposite side of the pinch wall from the portion of the sample receiving pad positioned away from the test strip, wherein the first portion of the pinch wall compresses the sample receiving pad to a lesser degree than the second portion of the pinch wall, wherein fluid seeps more quickly under the first portion of the pinch wall than under the second portion of the pinch wall, such that the test strip becomes saturated prior to excess fluid being absorbed in the portion of the sample receiving pad away from the test strip such that the test strip does not become flooded, the portion of the sample receiving pad positioned away from the test strip being sufficiently sized to absorb the excess fluid; and
a dam, sitting on top of the sample receiving pad, the dam preventing the backflow of fluid from an area near the first portion of the pinch wall.

US Pat. No. 10,688,485

SUBSTRATE ANALYSIS NOZZLE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING SUBSTRATE

IAS, INC, Tokyo (JP)

1. A substrate analysis nozzle configured to discharge an analysis solution from a tip of the substrate analysis nozzle onto a substrate, configured to scan a surface of the substrate using the discharged analysis solution, and configured to suck the analysis solution, wherein the substrate analysis nozzle comprises a triple-tube structure comprising a pipe through which the analysis solution is discharged and sucked; a first outer tube surrounding the pipe and surrounding the analysis solution used for scanning; and a second outer tube surrounding the first outer tube, and wherein the substrate analysis nozzle comprises: first exhausting means comprising an exhaust path defined between the pipe and the first outer tube; and second exhausting means comprising an exhaust path defined between the first outer tube and the second outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,688,484

METHOD FOR PROTECTING AND UNPROTECTING THE FLUID PATH IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT ENCLOSURE

VANRX PHARMASYSTEMS INC.,...

1. An apparatus for protection and unprotection of transporting a fluid within an aseptic controlled environment enclosure, comprising:a dispensing system structured and configured to maintain the aseptic condition having:
a. a fluid path, the fluid path including a fluid source, a tube extending from the fluid source and terminated by a fill needle with a removable sheath,
b. a remotely operated manipulation system for protection and/or unprotection of the fluid path; and
c. a tamper-evident device positioned to reveal a breach of seal between the sheath and the fill needle.

US Pat. No. 10,688,483

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A honeycomb structure comprising: a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body having porous partition walls which are disposed in a lattice shape in a cross section orthogonal to an extending direction of cells to surround a plurality of cells as a fluid channel extending from a first end face to a second end face and a circumferential wall disposed to surround the partition walls,wherein the partition walls are provided with protrusions which protrude to extend into the cells and are continuously disposed in the extending direction of the cells,
at least one of the plurality of cells includes a specific cell configured so that the protrusions protrude into the cell from the respective partition walls configuring a peripheral edge of the cell, in the cross section orthogonal to the extending direction of the cells, and
the specific cell includes a pentagonal area which is formed by connecting an intersection of two partition walls configuring the peripheral edge of the specific cell and two points of bottom parts and top parts, respectively, of the respective protrusions disposed on the two partition walls, in the cross section orthogonal to the extending direction of the cells, wherein 5 to 50% of the pentagonal area is filled with a porous material made of the same material as the partition walls.

US Pat. No. 10,688,482

METHOD FOR OLEFIN OLIGOMERIZATION

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

1. A method for oligomerizing ethylene, the method comprising:i) injecting ethylene and a solvent into a continuous stirred tank reactor;
ii) injecting an oligomerization catalyst system comprising a ligand compound, an organic chromium compound, and a co-catalyst into the continuous stirred tank reactor; and
iii) oligomerizing the ethylene in the continuous stirred tank reactor to produce an oligomerization product, wherein a ratio of mass flow rates of the ethylene and the solvent is from 1.5:1 to 1.75:1, such that a weight ratio of the oligomerization product to the solvent is >1.0,
wherein the solvent is selected from the group consisting of heptane, toluene, cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane, 1-hexene, diethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, acetonitrile, dichloromethane, chloroform, chlorobenzene, methanol, and acetone, wherein the ligand compound comprises at least two diphosphine moieties represented by the following Formula 2:

wherein in Formula 2, A is N, As or Sb, and R1 to R4 are each independently alkylaryl having 7 to 20 carbon atoms,
wherein * is a hydrocarbyl linker connecting the at least two diphosphine moieties,
wherein a carbon number of the shortest distance between the at least two diphosphine moieties is from 2 to 30, and
wherein the linker connecting the at least two diphosphine moieties comprises a combination of at least one aliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms and at least one alicyclic group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms such that the at least one aliphatic group is directly bonded to group A of one of the at least two diphosphine moieties and the at least one alicylic group is directly bonded to group A of the other of the at least two diphosphine moieties.

US Pat. No. 10,688,481

RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES USEFUL FOR CATALYZING METATHESIS REACTIONS

XiMo AG, Zorbig (DE)

1. A compound of formula 4 or formula 5
wherein in formula 4 or formula 5 the substituents L and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 and R11 have the following meaning:
L is: a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic carbene containing the moiety of formula 6

wherein R7 and R8 as defined in formula 6 are each independently H, unbranched or branched C1-20 alkyl, C5-9 cycloalkyl, or phenyl, wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with up to three groups independently selected from unbranched or branched C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy or halogen, and
wherein the chemical bonds which are symbolized with a wiggly line are connected to an optionally substituted alkenylene or alkylene group, respectively, wherein the carbene carbon atom, the two nitrogen atoms and the optionally substituted alkenylene or alkylene group form a ring; or
a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic carbene containing the moiety of formula 7

wherein Ar as defined in formula 7 is aryl optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from: C1-C12 alkyl, C1-C12 perfluoroalkyl, alkoxy, C6-C14 aryl, C6-C14 aryloxy, or halogen; and
wherein the chemical bonds which are symbolized with a wiggly line are connected to an optionally substituted alkenylene or alkylene group, respectively, wherein the carbon atom, the carbene carbon atom, the nitrogen atom and the optionally substituted alkenylene or alkylene group form a ring, which may optionally be bridged by an alkylene group;
R1 is: C1-6 alkyl or alkoxy, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more of halogen; or phenyl, optionally substituted with one or more of unbranched or branched C1-20 alkyl or unbranched or branched C1-20 alkoxy, C5-9 cycloalkyl or C5-9 cycloalkoxy, aryl, aryloxy, unbranched or branched C1-20 alkylcarbonyl, arylcarbonyl, unbranched or branched C1-20 alkoxycarbonyl, aryloxycarbonyl, heteroaryl, carboxyl, cyano, nitro, amido, aminosulfonyl, N-heteroarylsulfonyl, unbranched or branched C1-20 alkylsulfonyl, arylsulfonyl, unbranched or branched C1-20 alkylsulfinyl, arylsulfinyl, unbranched or branched C1-20 alkylthio, arylthio, sulfonamide, halogen or N(Ry)(Rz), wherein Ry and Rz are independently selected from H and C1-20 alkyl;
R2 is: H and NR2—C(O)—R1 is in para-position with respect to O;
R3 is: methyl or isopropyl;
R4 and R5 are: H;
R6, R7, R8, and R9 in formula 4 are independently selected from H and halogen;
R10 and R11 in formula 5 are independently selected from halogen and cyano.

US Pat. No. 10,688,479

CRYSTALLINE TRANSITION METAL TUNGSTATE

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,688,478

METHOD FOR PREPARING METAL CATALYST-SUPPORTED POROUS SILICON CARBIDE STRUCTURE

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A method for preparing a metal catalyst-supported porous silicon carbide structure, comprising:preparing a first solution wherein a carbon source is dispersed in a solvent, a second solution wherein a silicon source is dispersed in a solvent and a third solution wherein a metal catalyst precursor is dissolved;
preparing a slurry by preparing a fourth solution comprising the carbon source on which a metal catalyst derived from the metal catalyst precursor is supported by providing the third solution to the first solution and mixing the same and then adding the second solution to the fourth solution and mixing the same;
obtaining a powder wherein the metal catalyst-supported carbon source is coated on the surface of the silicon source by granulating the slurry;
forming a preform from the powder;
primarily heat-treating the preform;
obtaining a preform infiltrated with a phenolic resin and carbon black by immersing the heat-treated preform in an infiltration solution wherein a phenolic resin and carbon black are dispersed and then drying the same; and
secondarily heat-treating the preform infiltrated with the phenolic resin and the carbon black.

US Pat. No. 10,688,477

PROCESS FOR REACTING OXYGEN CARRYING REGENERATED CATALYST PRIOR TO USE IN A FLUIDIZED BED REACTOR

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process to react an oxygen containing regenerated catalyst stream prior to use in a fluidized bed reactor comprising:regenerating a used catalyst stream to produce a regenerated catalyst stream comprising a regenerated catalyst and at least 0.001 wt % oxygen;
reacting the regenerated catalyst stream with a fuel source at a temperature of from at least 400° C. and a reaction time of from 0.1 to 60 seconds thereby forming oxides and reducing the amount of oxygen in the regenerated catalyst stream to produce an oxygen-minimized regenerated catalyst stream; and
injecting the oxygen-minimized regenerated catalyst stream into a hydrocarbon fluidized bed reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,688,476

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST

Cataler Corporation, Shi...

1. An exhaust gas purification catalyst that is disposed in an exhaust passage connected to an internal combustion engine, and that purifies exhaust gas emitted by the internal combustion engine, the catalyst comprising:a substrate; and
a catalyst layer formed on the substrate, wherein
the catalyst layer comprises a lower layer formed on the surface of the substrate and an uppermost layer formed on the lower layer, both the lower layer and the uppermost layer comprising a noble metal functioning as an oxidation and/or reduction catalyst, and a carrier that supports the noble metal, and said uppermost layer is divided into a front section disposed upstream in the direction of exhaust gas flow, and a rear section disposed downstream in the direction of exhaust gas flow,
wherein a leading end section of the exhaust passage that is positioned upstream in a direction of exhaust gas flow has a portion in which the flow rate of exhaust gas is high during warm-up of the internal combustion engine and a portion in which the flow rate of exhaust gas is low during warm-up of the internal combustion engine,
wherein the front section of the uppermost layer in the portion of high flow rate of exhaust gas has a high density section with a higher noble metal density than the noble metal density of the front section of the uppermost layer in the portion of low flow rate of exhaust gas, the portion of low flow rate of exhaust gas being located closer to the outer periphery of the cross-section of the exhaust passage than the high density section,
the high density section of the front section of the uppermost layer being shorter than the total length of the exhaust gas purification catalyst from the leading end section, in the direction of exhaust gas flow, and wherein the front section of the uppermost layer comprises palladium.

US Pat. No. 10,688,473

LIGAND COMPOUND, ORGANIC CHROMIUM COMPOUND, CATALYST SYSTEM FOR OLIGOMERIZATION OF OLEFINS, AND METHOD FOR OLIGOMERIZING OLEFINS USING THE SAME

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

1. A ligand compound of Chemical Formula 2:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 2:
L is a linker connecting two nitrogen (N) atoms by one or two consecutive carbon-carbon bonds, and is an alkylene or alkenylene group having 2 or 3 carbon atoms, and one or more of the carbon atoms is substituted with an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms resulting in a branched alkylene group or alkenylene group having a total of 3 to 10 carbon atoms and which optionally contains one or more hetero atoms;
each X is independently phosphorus (P), arsenic (As) or antimony (Sb); and
R1 to R4 are each independently a hydrocarbyl group or a heterohydrocarbyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,688,472

METHOD OF EXHAUST CLEANUP FROM COMBUSTION PROCESSES USING MIXED-METAL OXIDE BASED CATALYSTS

U.S. Department of Energy...

1. A method of catalytically converting a reactant gas mixture, the method comprising:supplying a reactant gas mixture comprising reactant gases comprising unconverted hydrocarbons, COx, NOx, particulate matter, or combinations thereof;
providing a substituted mixed-metal oxide catalyst;
where the substituted mixed-metal oxide catalyst comprises a pyrochlore having the composition A2-w-xA?wA?xB2-y-zB?yB?zO7-?, wherein:
A is a trivalent ion of an element selected from the group consisting of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Bi, Sc, Y, In, and Ti,
A? is a trivalent ion of an element not equivalent to A and selected from the group consisting of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Bi, Sc, Y, In, and Ti, and wherein 0?w?1,
A? is a divalent ion selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba, and wherein 0?x?1 and w+x?1,
B is a tetravalent ion of an element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Cr, Mn, Zr, Mo, Tc, Rh, Pd, Hf, Os, Ir, Pt, Si, Ge, Sn, and Pb,
B? is a divalent, trivalent, or tetravalent ion of an element selected from the group consisting of Mo, Fe, Os, Ru, Co, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Re, and V wherein if B? is a tetravalent element then B? is an element not equivalent to B and wherein 0 B? is a divalent, a trivalent, or a tetravalent ion of an element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Y, Ce, Re, Cr, Ti, Zr, Hf, Ni, Co, V, and Mo, wherein if B? is a trivalent element, B? is an element not equivalent to B?, and if B? is a tetravalent element, then B? is an element not equivalent to B? or B, wherein 0?z<1 and y+Z?1, and ? is a number that renders the composition charge neutral, and
where an average ionic radius ratio of ions in A, A?, and A?-site holding an 8-fold coordination with oxygen to ions B, B?, and B? site holding 6-fold coordination with oxygen is between 1.46 and 1.8;
contacting the reactant gas mixture with the substituted mixed-metal oxide catalyst; and,
maintaining the reactant gas mixture and the substituted mixed-metal oxide catalyst at conditions of temperature, pressure, and weight hourly space velocity during the contacting to promote the conversion of the reactant gases to produce H2O, CO2, Na or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,688,471

EXTRUDED TITANIA-BASED MATERIAL COMPRISING MESOPORES AND MACROPORES

BP p.l.c., London (GB)

1. A Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst comprising a porous, extruded titania-based material comprising mesopores having a pore diameter of 2 to 50 nm and macropores having a pore diameter of greater than 50 nm, and further comprising at least one metal selected from a group of consisting of cobalt, iron, nickel, ruthenium, and rhodium.

US Pat. No. 10,688,469

MICROPOROUS HYDROGELS

1. A porous hydrogel matrix comprising substantially interconnected tunnel-shaped micropores having a three-dimensional configuration corresponding to an interconnected hollow tetrapod network.

US Pat. No. 10,688,468

TREATED ACTIVATED CARBON FOR REMOVAL OF AIRBORNE ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS

Graver Technologies LLC, ...

1. A filter medium for removal of airborne organic and inorganic contaminants comprising:a substrate fibrous web having an exposed surface; and
an activated carbon having a first charge and impregnated with a chemical reagent for removing airborne formaldehyde and/or other aldehydes, said filter medium utilizing said activated carbon for removal of organic compounds, said activated carbon impregnated with said chemical reagent deposited on said substrate fibrous web exposed surface, and wherein said filter medium having activated carbon includes a fibrous paper media.

US Pat. No. 10,688,465

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO INFUSE WATER WITH NITRATE (NO3) AND NITRITE (NO2) USING ELECTRICAL PLASMA FOR USE IN PLANT FERTILIZATION

1. A nitrogen-enriched water generator, which comprises:an elongated housing defining a sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber in which nitrogen molecules are combined with oxygen molecules to form an NOx gas, namely a nitrate (NO3) and/or a nitrite (NO2) gas, the housing including:
an NOx gas and water mixing tube, the NOx gas and water mixing tube defining a first section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber and receiving and exposing in the first section the NOx gas with water from a water spray nozzle to form nitrogen-enriched water therein;
a plasma generator, the plasma generator defining a second section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber which is in fluid communication with the first section, the plasma generator including a first cylindrical outer electrode and a second cylindrical inner electrode situated radially within the first cylindrical outer electrode and spaced apart therefrom such that the first cylindrical outer electrode and the second cylindrical inner electrode define an air gap therebetween, the first cylindrical outer electrode and the second cylindrical inner electrode being concentrically arranged and in radial alignment with each other, the first cylindrical outer electrode and the second cylindrical inner electrode being electrically communicatable to a source of electrical charge and being oppositely electrically chargeable in polarity to generate a plasma in the gap therebetween, the plasma causing the NOx gas to be formed in the second section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber, the formed NOx gas flowing into the first section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber and being exposed therein to the water to form the nitrogen-enriched water therein; and
a nitrogen-enriched water trap, the nitrogen-enriched water trap defining a third section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber which is in fluid communication with at least the first section, the nitrogen-enriched water formed in the first section collecting in the nitrogen-enriched water trap;
and wherein the nitrogen-enriched water generator further comprises:
the water spray nozzle, the water spray nozzle being affixed to the NOx gas and water mixing tube of the housing and being in fluid communication with the first section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber, the water spray nozzle being communicatable with a source of water to spray the water into the first section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber;
at least one air injection connection situated on the housing, the at least one air injection connection defining at least one air injection port in fluid communication with the second section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber, the at least one air injection connection being coupleable to a source of positive pressure air to inject air into the second section and into the gap between the first cylindrical outer electrode and the second cylindrical inner electrode of the plasma generator so as to expose the air to the plasma generated by the plasma generator within the gap and thereby form the NOx gas;
a vacuum connection situated on the housing, the vacuum connection defining a vacuum port in fluid communication with at least one of the first, second and third sections of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber, the vacuum connection being coupleable to a source of negative pressure air to remove a volume of the formed NOx gas not absorbed by the water from the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber; and
at least one nitrogen-enriched water connection, the at least one nitrogen-enriched water connection defining at least one nitrogen-enriched water outlet port in fluid communication with the third section of the sealed nitrogen/oxygen chamber, the nitrogen-enriched water connection being provided to remove the nitrogen-enriched water collected in the nitrogen-enriched water trap.

US Pat. No. 10,688,464

CORROSION INHIBITION IN HYDROTHERMAL PROCESSING

GENERAL ATOMICS, San Die...

1. A method of inhibiting corrosion in a hydrothermal system during hydrothermal treatment of a feed material, comprising:providing a hydrothermal reactor having an inner surface that is susceptible to corrosion at a hydrothermal operating condition, the hydrothermal operating condition comprising a temperature greater than about 374° C. and a pressure greater than about 25 bar;
introducing to the hydrothermal reactor a feed stream comprising the feed material, the feed material comprising a corrosive agent that is corrosive to the inner surface of the hydrothermal reactor at the hydrothermal operating condition, the corrosive agent comprising phosphorus;
introducing to the hydrothermal reactor a corrosion inhibitor that selectively reacts with the corrosive agent to form an insoluble inorganic compound at the hydrothermal operating condition;
introducing to the hydrothermal reactor melt-forming constituents in an amount effective to form a salt melt at the hydrothermal operation condition, the salt melt comprising the insoluble inorganic compound;
operating the hydrothermal reactor at the hydrothermal operating condition for a period of time effective to treat the feed material; and
removing at least a portion of the salt melt from the hydrothermal reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,688,463

AQUEOUS DISPERSION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND IMAGE-FORMING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An aqueous dispersion comprising:a microcapsule including a core and a shell that has a three-dimensionally crosslinked structure including (a) at least one selected from the group consisting of a urethane bond and a urea bond and (b) an anionic group and a nonionic group as hydrophilic groups, wherein at least one of the shell or the core has a thermal-polymerizable group; and
water,
wherein the nonionic group is a group (W) represented by Formula (W) below,

wherein, in Formula (W), RW1 represents an alkylene group that has 1 to 6 carbon atoms and that may be branched, RW2 represents an alkyl group that has 1 to 6 carbon atoms and that may be branched, nw represents an integer of 2 to 200, and * represents a linkage position.

US Pat. No. 10,688,461

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND CONTROLLING BED HEIGHT IN FLUIDIZED BED REACTORS

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A system for detecting and/or controlling the level of solids in a fluidized bed reactor, the system comprising:a fluidized bed reactor having a top end, a spaced-apart bottom end, a height, an outer surface, an inner surface, an interior space, and further comprising:
a reaction zone comprising a cylindrical portion extending from the bottom end toward the top end and having a reaction zone circumference, and
an expansion zone above the reaction zone and having an expansion zone circumference at each vertical distance along the expansion zone that is greater than the reaction zone circumference;
a plurality of nuclear radiation sources disposed along the outer surface of the fluidized bed reactor between the top end and the bottom end, each at a different vertical distances from the bottom end; and
a detector array comprising a plurality of radiation detectors disposed along the outer surface of the fluidized bed reactor between the top end and the bottom end, each at a different vertical distance from the bottom end,
wherein a line between each radiation detector and each nuclear radiation source passes through the interior space of the fluidized bed reactor, and
wherein the plurality of nuclear radiation sources includes at least one radiation source having a radioactivity of 5000 mCi located on the outer surface of the reaction zone, the expansion zone, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,688,460

DEVICE FOR MIXING AND METERING AT LEAST TWO GASES

AC Aircontrols GmbH, Kem...

1. A device for mixing and metering of at least two gases, comprising a component that can be displaced, wherein a direction of movement of the component for mixing of the gases and a direction of movement of a device for metering of the gases are vertical to each other, the device comprising:two bodies for mixing the gases, the two bodies being displaced relative to each other, and are arranged next to each other in a common plane extending vertically to the flow direction of the gases, wherein margins of the bodies are in contact with one another and between these margins at least two rectangular openings for one gas each can be formed, wherein a displacement of the two bodies relative to each other in a first direction of movement parallel to their margins automatically causes an increase of one opening and a decrease of the other opening, and the resulting total cross-section of the openings remains substantially constant; and
a control element for metering of the gases, the control element being arranged adjacent to the two bodies and in contact therewith, wherein the control element in a second direction of movement vertically to the first direction of movement between a closed position, in which the openings, which can be formed between the margins of the bodies, are entirely covered by the control element and thus closed, and an open position, in which the openings, which can be formed between the margins of the bodies, are entirely opened, can be translationally displaced in a continuous manner.

US Pat. No. 10,688,459

DEVICE FOR MIXING POWDERS BY CRYOGENIC FLUID AND GENERATING VIBRATIONS

1. Device for mixing powders by a cryogenic fluid, comprising:a chamber for mixing the powders, comprising a cryogenic fluid, provided with means for forming a fluidised powder bed,
a chamber for supplying powders in order to allow the powders to be introduced into the mixing chamber,
a chamber for supplying cryogenic fluid in order to allow the cryogenic fluid to be introduced into the mixing chamber,
a system for generating vibrations in the fluidised powder bed,
a system for controlling the system for generating vibrations.

US Pat. No. 10,688,458

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING MULTI-CHAMBERED RECEPTACLES

Gen-Probe Incorporated, ...

1. A system for processing a sample, comprising:a multi-chambered receptacle comprising:
opposed flexible sheets;
a plurality of chambers having perimeter walls defined by permanent seals formed between the flexible sheets and peelable seals interconnecting the chambers, wherein the plurality of chambers comprise:
first and second compressible chambers directly connected to each other by a first peelable seal, wherein the first peelable seal is configured to peel open to permit substance movement from the first chamber to the second chamber when the first chamber is at least partially compressed to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the first chamber;
third and fourth compressible chambers directly connected to each other by a second peelable seal, wherein the second peelable seal is configured to peel open to permit substance movement from the third chamber to the fourth chamber when the third chamber is at least partially compressed to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the third chamber; and
a process chamber directly connected to the second chamber by a third peelable seal and directly connected to the fourth chamber by a fourth peelable seal, wherein the third peelable seal is configured to peel open to permit substance movement from the second chamber to the process chamber when the second chamber is at least partially compressed to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the second chamber and the fourth peelable seal is configured to peel open to permit substance movement from the fourth chamber to the process chamber when the fourth chamber is at least partially compressed to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the fourth chamber;
a waste chamber directly connected with the process chamber by a fifth peelable seal, wherein the waste chamber includes an inlet region disposed above the fifth peelable seal, a collection region, and a dividing wall extending vertically upwardly from a part of a perimeter wall of the waste chamber between the inlet region and the collection region and terminating within the waste chamber, whereby a fluid material flowing within the waste chamber between the inlet region and the collection region must flow through an upper neck between the perimeter wall of the waste chamber and a terminal end of the dividing wall, wherein the upper neck is positioned above the inlet region and the collection region so that gravity prevents fluid material contained within the collection region from flowing upward through the upper neck and into the inlet region, and wherein the fifth peelable seal is configured to peel open to permit substance movement from the process chamber to the waste chamber when the process chamber is at least partially compressed to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the process chamber;
a first dried reagent contained in the second chamber;
a first reconstitution reagent contained in the first chamber for reconstituting the first dried reagent;
a second dried reagent contained in the fourth chamber;
a second reconstitution reagent contained in the third chamber for reconstituting the second dried reagent; and
a sample inlet port for receiving sample into the process chamber; and
an instrument configured to manipulate the contents of the multi-chambered receptacle, the instrument comprising:
receptacle-receiving area configured to receive the multi-chambered receptacle;
a slot formed in a housing of the instrument and open to the receptacle-receiving area and configured to receive the multi-chambered receptacle for insertion of the multi-chambered receptacle into the receptacle-receiving area;
a plurality of compression actuators disposed adjacent to the receptacle-receiving area, each compression actuator being associated with one of the compressible chambers or one of the peelable seals and being configured and controlled to independently apply an external compressive force to the associated compressible chamber or the associated peelable seal; and
a computer controller configured to control the compression actuators and programmed to:
cause a compression actuator associated with the first chamber to at least partially compress the first chamber to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the first chamber and open the first peelable seal and move substance from the first chamber to the second chamber and then cause a compression actuator associated with the second chamber to at least partially compress the second chamber to open the third peelable seal and move substance from the second chamber to the process chamber;
cause a compression actuator associated with the third chamber to at least partially compress the third chamber to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the third chamber and open the second peelable seal and move substance from the third chamber to the fourth chamber;
cause a compression actuator associated with the process chamber to at least partially compress the process chamber to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the process chamber and open the fifth peelable seal and move substance from the process chamber to the inlet region of the waste chamber; and
cause a compression actuator associated with the inlet region of the waste chamber to at least partially compress the inlet region of the waste chamber to apply a substance-moving force to the contents of the inlet region of the waste chamber and move substance from the inlet region of the waste chamber through the upper neck and into the collection region of the waste chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,688,457

ICE FISHING HOLE PRESERVATION APPARATUS

1. An apparatus for reducing formation of ice in an ice fishing hole, the apparatus comprising:an elongated tubular housing having an inlet formed in a lower end of the housing and having a plurality of apertures extending through a sidewall of the elongated tubular housing, the plurality of apertures forming a matrix of rows and columns of apertures that in combination define an outlet of the housing;
a motor contained within the housing and having a shaft extending from the motor;
an impeller coupled to an end of the shaft of the motor, the impeller being positioned within the housing entirely above the inlet of the housing;
a height adjustable housing mount arm removably coupled to an exterior of the elongated tubular housing; and
a casing for a variable speed motor controller for electrically coupling to the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,688,456

BIFURCATING MIXERS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AND MANUFACTURE

The University of British...

1. A mixer configured to mix at least a first liquid and a second liquid, the mixer comprising an inlet channel leading into a plurality of toroidal mixing elements arranged in series, wherein the plurality of toroidal mixing elements includes a first toroidal mixing element downstream of the inlet channel, and a second toroidal mixing element in fluidic communication with the first toroidal mixing element via a first neck region, wherein the first toroidal mixing element defines a first neck angle of 90 to 150 degrees between a center of the inlet channel and a center of the first neck region, and wherein the first toroidal mixing element and the second toroidal mixing element are fixed with respect to the mixer.

US Pat. No. 10,688,455

HIGH SPEED INJECTOR APPARATUS WITH DUAL THROTTLE BODIES

ANDRITZ AKTIEBOLAG, Orns...

1. An apparatus for mixing a first fluid into a flow path of a second fluid, said apparatus comprising:a chamber enclosing the flow path, the chamber including a second fluid first inlet for receiving the second fluid, a second inlet arranged downstream of the second fluid first inlet and receiving the first fluid, and an outlet arranged downstream of the second inlet for discharging a mixture of the first fluid and the second fluid,
the flow path extending from the second fluid first inlet to the outlet,
the second inlet flows into the flow path and is formed by a shared fluid injector mounted transverse to a flow direction of the second fluid and the mixture of the first fluid and the second fluid through the chamber,
the flow path including two throttle bodies, each of the throttle bodies is pivotally arranged inside the chamber and attached to opposite sides of the chamber for controlling the flow area of the flow path; and
pivoting means for pivoting each throttle body for said controlling of the flow area, the pivoting means being adapted to pivot the two throttle bodies so that the flow area decreases with a decreasing flow rate of the second fluid and increases with an increasing flow rate of the second fluid to maintain a flow velocity of the second fluid at the second inlet within a predetermined range,
wherein each respective throttle body is in the form of a flap that has a first end that is pivotally arranged in the chamber and a second end that is free, the second end being directly adjacent the second inlet so that the flap maintains the flow rate of the second fluid at the second inlet in a desired range.

US Pat. No. 10,688,454

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HOMOGENOUS POLYMER-SLUDGE COMPOSITION TO DEWATERING EQUIPMENT

1. A system for providing a homogeneous polymer-sludge composition to dewatering equipment, said system comprising:a mixing unit having a first input member for receiving sludge, a second input member for receiving polymer, and an output member for discharging a first mixed solution; and
a boundary layer viscous drag disc pump that is in fluid communication with the output member of the mixing unit, said viscous drag disc pump being configured to pull the first mixed solution from the output member, to perform a second mixing procedure on the first mixed solution, and to supply a second mixed solution to a piece of dewatering equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,688,453

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DROPLET FORMATION AND MANIPULATION USING FERROFLUIDS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of forming droplets in a microfluidic device using a ferrofluid comprising:providing a microfluidic device having one or more ferrofluid reservoirs containing a ferrofluid therein and a continuous-phase reservoir containing an oil therein, wherein the one or more ferrofluid reservoirs are coupled to the continuous-phase reservoir via one or more microfluidic channels, the continuous-phase reservoir comprising a step region having an increased height as compared to a height of the one or more microfluidic channels; and
applying an external magnetic field to the microfluidic device, wherein the external magnetic field moves the ferrofluid solution along the one or more microfluidic channels and generates droplets in the continuous-phase reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,688,452

METHODS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND KITS FOR PREPARING COMPOSITIONS FOR CARE AND REPAIR OF VARICOSE VEINS

VASCULAR BARCELONA DEVICE...

1. A method for preparing and injecting a foamed sclerosant composition, the method comprising:obtaining an assembly for the production of a foamed sclerosant composition, the assembly comprising:
a sterilized container disposed inside a sterilized packaging, the sterilized container including a container body having an interior defined by one or more sidewalls extending between a top and a bottom of the container body, and
a sterilized mixing element disposed in the sterilized packaging inside the container body, wherein the sterilized mixing element is a disc comprising a central opening in which a magnetic element is placed, the magnetic element being fixed to the disc, the sterilized mixing element being free from physical attachment to any other part, a foaming space being formed in an interior of the container body between the one or more sidewalls and at least a portion of the sterilized mixing element,
wherein the sterilized mixing element is configured to be magnetically coupled with a rotating actuator located outside the interior of the container body when the sterilized container is removed from the sterilized packaging, wherein the actuator is a magnetic stirrer,
wherein the sterilized container is configured for the introduction of a liquid sclerosant composition in the foaming space, and
wherein the bottom of the container body is configured to be positioned on the magnetic stirrer such that the magnetic stirrer when running causes a rotating magnetic field thereby dragging along the magnetic element of the disc and setting the disc into rotation, removing the sterilized container containing the sterilized mixing element from the sterilized packaging;
introducing a liquid sclerosant composition into the foaming space,
positioning the container body onto a magnetic stirrer,
running the rotating actuator magnetic stirrer at a varying speed to rotate the mixing element until the foamed sclerosant composition has been obtained,
aspirating the foamed sclerosant composition from the container using a syringe; and
injecting the aspirated foamed sclerosant composition into a patient using the syringe.

US Pat. No. 10,688,451

SELECTED SERVING AND FLAVORED SPARKLING BEVERAGE MAKER

1. A beverage maker capable of making customized beverages, said beverage maker comprises:a potable water source configured to provide pressurized water;
a filter system in fluid communication with and for processing said pressurized water between said potable water source and a chiller, said filter system comprises a performance monitoring system that allows for certification of a filter system performance for a claimed contaminant reduction up through 320 gallons of use;
the chiller in fluid communication with the filter system and configured to receive a selected volume of water, wherein the chiller is configured to modify the temperature of the selected volume to a prescribed temperature;
a carbon dioxide source in fluid communication with the chiller and configured to selectively provide carbon dioxide to the chiller;
a single use disposable flavor cup containing a flavor and having a sealed cover that covers and seals said flavor cup;
a water injection nozzle configured to access said flavor cup, wherein the water injection nozzle is in fluid communication with the chiller and is configured to operatively charge said flavor cup with the selected volume of the chiller so as to mix the selected volume with the flavor within the flavor cup to form a single-serving, on-demand volume of a flavored beverage; and
a discharge port for dispensing the flavored beverage from said flavor cup.

US Pat. No. 10,688,450

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GAS IMPREGNATION OF A LIQUID

Espresso Amore, Las Vega...

1. A system for gas impregnation of a liquid and comprising:a container for holding a product ingredient;
a first still liquid conduit in fluid communication with the container for conveying a still product including said product ingredient to each of a first pressure chamber and a second pressure chamber;
a gas cylinder providing a gas conduit with a compressed gas;
the first pressure chamber containing a first gas diffuser in fluid communication with said gas conduit and having a porous structure for diffusing said compressed gas into the still product to produce a gas infused product;
the second pressure chamber containing a second gas diffuser in fluid communication with said gas conduit and having a porous structure for diffusing said compressed gas into said still product to produce said gas infused product;
a multi-way valve in fluid communication with each of said pressure chambers for directing said gas infused product from a selected one of said pressure chambers to a first charged product conduit for supplying a charged liquid dispenser, and for blocking the still product or the gas infused product from flowing from a non-selected one of said pressure chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,688,449

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WATER TREATMENT SEPARATOR, WATER TREATMENT SEPARATOR MANUFACTURED USING SAME, AND WATER TREATMENT MODULE COMPRISING WATER TREATMENT SEPARATOR

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

1. A method for manufacturing a water-treatment separation membrane, the method comprising:preparing a porous support;
forming a polyamide active layer on the porous support by using an interfacial polymerization of an aqueous solution comprising an amine compound and an organic solution comprising an acyl halide compound; and
coating a coating solution comprising a random copolymer comprising monomers represented by the following Chemical Formulae 1 to 3 onto the polyamide active layer,
wherein a content of the random copolymer is 0.5 wt % to 2 wt % based on a total weight of the coating solution:

in Chemical Formulae 1 to 3,
a content of the monomer of Chemical Formula 1 is 70 wt % to 90 wt % based on the entire random copolymer,
a content of the monomer of Chemical Formula 2 is 5 wt % to 25 wt % based on the entire random copolymer,
a content of the monomer of Chemical Formula 3 is 5 wt % to 25 wt % based on the entire random copolymer, and
R1 to R3 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently hydrogen; or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,688,448

POROUS BODY, POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, FILTER MATERIAL FOR FILTER, AND FILTER UNIT

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A porous body comprising polytetrafluoroethylene and having a microstructure that includes nodes and fibrils,the microstructure further including, in addition to the nodes and the fibrils, fused points where one fibril that links two nodes and another fibril that links another two nodes are fused with each other,
wherein the one fibril and the another fibril fused with each other have a diameter difference of 10% or lower and a deviation from a straight line of within ±10° across the fused point, and
wherein the fused points are formed by fusion of at least two 3-dimensionally crossing fibrils at their crossing point,
wherein the polytetrafluoroethylene is obtained by copolymerizing tetrafluoroethylene and a trace comonomer.

US Pat. No. 10,688,446

SEAWEED POLYSACCHARIDE BASED SUPERHYDROPHILIC FOAM MEMBRANE FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT OIL-WATER SEPARATION

1. A hydrophilic biodegradable hybrid foam membrane consisting of:a seaweed derived polysaccharide in the range of 50 to 95 wt %, wherein the seaweed derived polysaccharide comprises at least one of agar, agarose, and carrageenan;
an amino compound in the range of 5 to 50 wt %, wherein the amino compound comprises at least one of gelatin, chitosan, and bovine serum albumin; and
a crosslinker in the range of 0.01 to 0.1 wt %, wherein the crosslinker comprises genipin;wherein the hydrophilic biodegradable hybrid foam membrane has been lyophilized to have a moisture content in the range of 5 to 15 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,688,444

THIN FILM COMPOSITE MEMBRANES FOR FLUID SEPARATIONS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of fabricating a thin-film composite membrane for gas separations, comprising:immersing a porous support in an aqueous solution containing a diamine;
heating an organic solution containing a multifunctional acyl chloride to a temperature of at least 100° C.;
after said immersing and said heating, contacting the porous support with the organic solution containing the multifunctional acyl chloride for a duration of 5 minutes or greater to form via interfacial polymerization a defect-free polyamide thin film on the porous support, wherein the degree of crosslinking of the polyamide thin film is about 0.89 or greater;
removing excess organic solution, wherein the excess organic solution is not removed until after the passage of the contacting duration, and
drying the thin-film composite membrane, wherein the drying only requires temperatures at about room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,688,443

COMPOSITE SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANE

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A composite semipermeable membrane comprising a substrate, a porous support provided on the substrate, and a separation functional layer disposed on the porous support, whereinthe substrate has a structure comprising press-bonded parts and non-press-bonded parts, the press-bonded parts being present in a proportion of up to 50% per unit area of the substrate,
the porous support impregnated into the press-bonded parts of the substrate has a weight of 0.1 g/m2-2 g/m2, and the porous support impregnated into the non-press-bonded parts of the substrate has a weight of 3 g/m2-20 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,688,442

METHOD OF MAGNETICALLY ALIGNING AND CRYSTALLIZING MEMBRANE PROTEINS

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A method of forming a two-dimensional membrane protein crystal comprising:providing a solution containing a membrane protein and a block co-polymer;
exposing the solution to a magnetic field to facilitate alignment of the membrane protein in the solution; and
forming a membrane protein crystal from the solution, wherein the membrane protein crystal is formed in the presence of the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,688,441

INTEGRATED ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANE AND ION-EXCHANGE FILTRATION SYSTEM

1. An ion-exchange and ultrafiltration filter system, the system comprising:a housing having an inlet and a clean outlet;
an ultrafiltration membrane provided within the housing, the ultrafiltration membrane being provided about a central portion of the housing; and
an ion-exchange membrane provided within the housing between the ultrafiltration membrane and the housing;
wherein the ion-exchange membrane includes a plurality of layers;
wherein each layer is sealed from any adjacent layers,
wherein a flow is configured to pass through the ion-exchange membrane in alternating axial directions.

US Pat. No. 10,688,440

FUEL FRACTIONING UNIT FOR INERT GAS GENERATING SYSTEM

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An inert gas generating system comprising:a source of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel;
a fractioning unit configured to receive a portion of the liquid hydrocarbon fuel, wherein the fractioning unit is further configured to separate the portion of the liquid hydrocarbon fuel into substantially sulfur-free vapors and a sulfur-containing remainder;
a vacuum source in communication with the fractioning unit, wherein the vacuum source is configured to reduce a partial pressure of the portion of the liquid hydrocarbon fuel; and
a catalytic oxidation unit configured to receive and react the substantially sulfur-free vapors to produce the inert gas;
wherein the fractioning unit is further configured to output the sulfur-containing remainder into a return fuel line;
wherein the return fuel line is configured to provide the sulfur-containing remainder to a main fuel line, the main fuel line comprising an engine-bound fuel flow.

US Pat. No. 10,688,439

OSMOTICALLY AND THERMALLY ISOLATED FORWARD OSMOSIS-MEMBRANE DISTILLATION (FO-MD) INTEGRATED MODULE FOR WATER TREATMENT APPLICATIONS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

11. A method, comprising:providing a forward osmosis membrane distillation module including a housing, a forward osmosis section and a membrane distillation section contained within the housing, wherein the forward osmosis section includes a forward osmosis feed solution chamber, a forward osmosis draw solution chamber, and a forward osmosis membrane separating the forward osmosis feed solution chamber from the forward osmosis draw solution chamber, and wherein the membrane distillation section includes a membrane distillation feed solution chamber, a membrane distillation permeate chamber, and a membrane distillation membrane separating the membrane distillation feed solution chamber from the membrane distillation permeate chamber;
osmotically and thermally isolating the forward osmosis section from the membrane distillation section with an isolation barrier within the housing;
providing a forward osmosis feed solution to the forward osmosis feed chamber of the forward osmosis section of the forward osmosis membrane distillation module;
osmotically driving forward osmosis permeate from the forward osmosis feed solution chamber through the forward osmosis membrane thereby forming diluted forward osmosis draw solution in the forward osmosis draw solution chamber of the forward osmosis section;
providing a membrane distillation feed solution to the membrane distillation feed solution chamber of the membrane distillation section of the forward osmosis membrane distillation module;
passing the membrane distillation feed solution through the membrane distillation feed chamber and thermally driving membrane distillation permeate through the membrane distillation membrane thereby forming membrane distillation permeate in the membrane distillation permeate chamber of the membrane distillation section; and
passing within the housing remaining membrane distillation feed out of the membrane distillation feed solution chamber and delivering within the housing the remaining membrane distillation feed solution to an inlet of the forward osmosis draw solution chamber, thereby reusing the remaining membrane distillation feed solution from the membrane distillation feed solution chamber as forward osmosis draw solution in the forward osmosis draw solution chamber wherein the isolation barrier is configured to directly receive, (i) on one side, the membrane distillation feed solution, and (ii) on another side, the forward osmosis draw solution.

US Pat. No. 10,688,438

ELECTRODIALYSIS MODULE AND ELECTRODIALYSIS SYSTEM

Industrial Technology Res...

1. An electrodialysis module, comprising:at least one base unit, comprising:
a working tank;
a first ion-exchange membrane, located in the working tank;
a second ion-exchange membrane, located in the working tank, wherein the first ion-exchange membrane and the second ion-exchange membrane together divide the working tank into two electrode compartments and a desalination compartment located between the two electrode compartments;
at least one first electrode, disposed in the desalination compartment, wherein the at least one first electrode has the same polarity as the first ion-exchange membrane and the second ion-exchange membrane; and
at least two second electrodes, disposed in each of the electrode compartments respectively, wherein the at least two second electrodes and the at least one first electrode have different polarities,
wherein the at least one first electrode is an anode, and the at least one first electrode has an overpotential for oxygen evolution of 1.5 V to 2 V in a sodium hypochlorite solution.

US Pat. No. 10,688,437

FILTER STRUCTURE FOR CHEMICAL SOLUTION USED IN MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING CHEMICAL SOLUTION INCLUDING FILTER STRUCTURE FOR CHEMICAL SOLUTION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A filter structure for chemical solution used in manufacturing an integrated circuit, the filter structure comprising:a first membrane structure comprising a plurality of membrane units, each comprising a cathode comprising a plurality of first openings, an anode comprising a plurality of second openings, and an insulating layer between the cathode and the anode; and
a filter housing configured to receive the first membrane structure therein, the filter housing comprising an inlet through which the chemical solution is introduced and an outlet through which the chemical solution is discharged,
wherein the first membrane structure is configured such that when an electric field is applied between the cathode and the anode while the chemical solution introduced through the inlet passes through the first membrane structure, impurities having both positively charged particles and negatively charged particles in the chemical solution are trapped in the first membrane structure.

US Pat. No. 10,688,436

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING WATER HAVING REDUCED HEAVY MOLECULE CONTENT

1. An apparatus to produce water with a lowered content of heavy water molecules including a vacuum distillation column, an evaporator and a condenser, characterized in that said apparatus comprises a heat pump, wherein the distillation column comprises two coaxial tubes of diameter D1 and D2, wherein D1>D2 and a layer of random packing is placed in an annular gap between them, and (D1?D2)/2<300 mm, and a liquid distributor at the top of the column has at least 800 irrigation points per square meter of a cross-sectional area of a packing part of the column.

US Pat. No. 10,688,435

DUAL STRIPPER WITH WATER SWEEP GAS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An environmental control system, comprising:an air conditioning subsystem;
a contaminant removal subsystem downstream of the environment to be conditioned; and
a mix manifold intermediate the air conditioning subsystem and the contaminant removal subsystem,
wherein the contaminant removal subsystem includes:
a first gas-liquid contactor-separator;
a second gas-liquid contactor-separator;
a third gas-liquid contactor-separator; and
wherein one of the first, the second, and the third gas-liquid contactor-separators is configured to:
receive used absorbent liquid having at least a first contaminant;
discharge at least a first contaminant for recovery and reuse;
wherein another of the first, the second and the third gas-liquid contactor-separators is configured to:
receive used absorbent liquid having at least a second contaminant;
discharge at least a second contaminant for recovery and reuse.

US Pat. No. 10,688,434

GAS SEPARATION METHOD

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A gas separation method comprising:causing flow of a sweep gas that contains at least a third gas into a permeate-side space of a gas separation membrane while supplying a feed gas that contains at least a first gas, a second gas and a third gas into a feed-side space of the gas separation membrane, wherein the first gas, the second gas and the third gas are mutually different gases,
a partial pressure of the first as in the feed gas supplied into the feed-side space of the gas separation membrane being less than or equal to a total pressure of the permeate-side space of the gas separation membrane,
a partial pressure of the third gas in the feed-side space is greater than or equal to a partial pressure of the third gas in the permeate-side space,
a permeation rate of the first gas is greater than the permeation rate respectively of the second gas and the third gas in the gas separation membrane,
the first gas is any one of hydrogen, helium and nitrogen,
a permeation rate ratio of the permeation rate of the first gas to the permeation ratio of the second gas is greater than or equal to 100, and
a permeation rate ratio of the permeation rate of the first gas to the permeation rate of the third as is greater than or equal to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,688,432

FILTER MEDIUM AND FILTER UNIT

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A filter medium comprising a first porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane, a first air-permeable support member, a second porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane, and a second air-permeable support member that are stacked in this order and bonded to one another, whereina surface of the filter medium is formed by the first porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane,
a bond strength, as measured by a 180° peel test, between the first porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane and the first air-permeable support member is higher than 1.2 N/25 mm and equal to or less than 2.5 N/25 mm,
the first air-permeable support member is an embossed non-woven fabric having one or more recessed portions and one or more projecting portions,
the one or more recessed portions correspond to melted regions of the non-woven fabric,
the one or more projecting portions correspond to un-melted regions of the non-woven fabric,
a ratio of the area of the recessed portion or the total area of the recessed portions to the area of the embossed non-woven fabric serving as the first air-permeable support member is more than 15%,
the bond strength between the first porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane and the first air-permeable support member is defined as a bond strength A1,
a bond strength, as measured by the 180° peel test, between the first air-permeable support member and the second porous polytetrafluoroethylene membrane is defined as a bond strength A2,
the difference between the bond strength A1 and the bond strength A2 is in the range of 0.2 to 2.3 N/25 mm, and
wherein the bond strength A1 is higher than the bond strength A2.

US Pat. No. 10,688,431

AIR PURIFIER

COWAY CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. An air purifier, comprising:a purifier main body;
a first air blower provided in the purifier main body to introduce, purify, and discharge external air;
an air guidance part provided on a movement path of the air discharged from the first air blower and pivotably coupled to an upper surface of the purifier main body to determine an air discharge direction; and
a second air blower installed on the air guidance part to blow air,
wherein the air guidance part includes: a cover top provided on the upper surface of the purifier main body and provided on a movement path of purified air discharged from the first air blower; and a pivotably installed portion pivotably coupled to the cover top, and having the second air blower installed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,688,430

CLEANABLE FILTER

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, IN...

1. A cleanable filter comprising:a housing comprising an unfiltered air inlet and a cleaning fluid inlet;
a filter element installed in the housing, the filter element configured to filter an unfiltered operating fluid from the unfiltered air inlet in a given application and in an installed condition in the housing, the filter element being cleanable in-situ in the installed condition in the housing; and
a cleaning fluid applicator configured to apply a cleaning fluid from the cleaning fluid inlet to the filter element while the filter element is in the installed condition in the housing such that the filter element is cleanable without being removed from the filter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,688,429

GAS FILTER SYSTEMS FOR FLUID PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A gas filter system comprising:a filter assembly comprising:
a casing comprising:
a tubular first sleeve comprised of a polymeric film and bounding a compartment, the first sleeve having an inlet opening communicating with the compartment and a first outlet opening communicating with the compartment, the compartment of the first sleeve being sterile; and
a tubular second sleeve having a first end coupled with the first sleeve and an opposing second end with a second outlet opening formed thereat;
a first exhaust port bounding a port opening, the first exhaust port being coupled with the first sleeve;
a first filter comprising a porous filter body through which gas can pass and which has a pore size smaller than 1 ?m, the first filter being coupled with the first exhaust port so that the filter body is at least partially disposed within the compartment of the first sleeve and so that during use when gas passes through the compartment of the first sleeve from the inlet opening to the first outlet opening, the gas first passes through at least a portion of the compartment of the first sleeve so as to communicate directly with the first sleeve and then passes through the filter body; and
a second filter comprising a porous filter body through which gas can pass and which has a pore size smaller than 1 ?m, the second filter being coupled with the second sleeve so that the filter body of the second filter is at least partially disposed within the second sleeve; and
a closed, sterile environment coupled with the inlet opening of the first sleeve so that gas can pass into the compartment of the first sleeve from the closed, sterile environment or by passing through the first filter.

US Pat. No. 10,688,428

HOUSING AND FILTER SYSTEM HAVING A HOUSING

1. A housing for receiving a filter element for filtering of a fluid, comprising along a longitudinal axis (A)a housing body;
a mating housing cover, wherein the housing body and the mating housing cover are arranged axially on the longitudinal axis (A);
wherein a push-twist structure is provided for connecting the housing body and the housing cover by way of a push-twist mount, the push-twist structure having mating push-twist elements on the housing body and the housing cover;
wherein the housing cover has a circumferential rim formed on a circumferential outer surface of the housing cover;
wherein the housing body has a circumferential rim formed on a circumferential outer surface of the housing body;
wherein a first rim of the circumferential rims has the push-twist element formed as L-shaped radial projections on a radially outer surface of the first rim, the L-shaped projections having:
an axially extending axial leg arranged on the radially outer surface of the first rim; and
a traverse leg arranged on the radially outer surface of the first rim and extending in the circumferential direction on the first rim,
wherein an end of the traverse leg is directly connected to the axially extending axial leg, forming the “L-shape” of the L-shaped radial projections; and
wherein a second rim of the circumferential rims has at least one catching receptacle formed as a notch on a radially inner side of the second rim;
wherein the first rim closes a radially inner side of the notch and the second rim closes a radially outer side of the notch, forming the catching receptacle as a pocket between the first and second rims;
wherein the catching receptacle has a receiving opening sized to receive a respective one of the L-shaped projections into an interior of the at least one catching receptacle;
wherein an engagement opening is formed in a sidewall of the at least one catching receptacle;
wherein the receiving opening is sized to receive a respective one of the L-shaped projections into an interior of the catching receptacle;
wherein the engagement opening of the catching receptacle is sized to receive and then engage against the traverse leg of the L-shaped projections when the housing body and the mating housing cover are rotated about the longitudinal axis (A) relative to each other, the engagement of the traverse leg into the engagement opening mounting the housing body onto the mating housing cover; and
wherein an anti-rotation lock structure is provided for securing the push-twist structure in its closed position in an anti-rotation lock manner;
wherein the anti-rotation lock structure provides at least one anchor portion arranged along the circumference of the outer one of the housing body and the housing cover;
wherein a clip element is provided for connecting to the anchor portion; and
wherein the clip element and the anchor portions are configured so that the clip element is to be mounted to the anchor portion in a predominantly circumferential mounting direction.