US Pat. No. 10,710,331

VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,330

METHOD OF USING A STERILIZATION WRAP SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,329

HEAT PROTECTION PRODUCT

Zipper-Technik GmbH, Neu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,328

WHEELED TRAILER SANDWICH STRUCTURE INCLUDING GROOVED OUTER SHEET

CellTech Metals, Inc., S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,327

METHODS FOR MAKING COMPOSITE PARTS FROM STACKED PARTIALLY CURED SUBLAMINATE UNITS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,326

OPEN CELLULAR SANDWICH STRUCTURES HAVING SEALED EDGES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A sandwich structure, comprising:a first facesheet having a contoured profile;
an ordered three-dimensional microstructure core defined by a plurality of interconnected polymer optical waveguides coupled to the first facesheet; and
a second facesheet coupled to the first facesheet, wherein the first and second facesheets cooperate to form a fluid-tight seal around a periphery of the core to prevent fluid ingress into the core,
wherein the ordered three-dimensional microstructure core is directly attached to the first facesheet, and
wherein each of the first and second facesheets comprises metal.

US Pat. No. 10,710,325

TUBULAR PROTECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,324

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

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,323

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING NOISE REDUCER ELEMENTS TO TYRES FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A., Mil...

1. A process for applying noise reducing elements to tyres for vehicle wheels, comprising:arranging at least one stack of noise reducing elements;
extracting said noise reducing elements one at a time from said at least one stack;
feeding, in succession, said noise reducing elements extracted from the stack according to a set path;
picking up said noise reducing elements from said set path; and
applying said noise reducing elements to a radially inner surface of at least one tyre for vehicle wheels,wherein extracting said noise reducing elements one at a time comprises:retaining a first noise reducing element placed at a base of said at least one stack;
lifting remaining noise reducing elements of said at least one stack with respect to said first noise reducing element;
moving away the first noise reducing element according to the set path; and
lowering the remaining noise reducing elements of said at least one stack.

US Pat. No. 10,710,321

ROTOR BLADE MOLD ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR FORMING ROTOR BLADE

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for forming a rotor blade, the system comprising:a mold comprising an inner surface having an inner contour corresponding to an exterior surface of the rotor blade;
a shell substrate disposed on the inner surface of the mold, the shell substrate comprising a seamless outer skin layer comprising a first outer skin layer integral with a second outer skin layer; and
a hollow core disposed atop the shell substrate, the hollow core comprising a permanent portion that remains a part of the rotor blade when formed and a removable portion that is removed from the rotor blade when formed, the permanent portion surrounding the removable portion.

US Pat. No. 10,710,320

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

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,319

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

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,318

HIGH SPEED COMPOSITE LAYUP VIA MULTIPLE MACHINES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,317

COMPOSITE ROTATABLE ASSEMBLY FOR AN AXIAL-FLOW COMPRESSOR

Rolls-Royce North America...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,316

VACUUM KNIFE TOOL

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,315

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

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,314

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING A PRESS-IN ELEMENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,313

NEAR-FIELD MICROWAVE HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,312

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

HULIOT AGRICULTURAL COOPE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,311

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

Dukane IAS, LLC, St. Cha...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,310

MULTIPOINT CONTROLLERS FOR POWER DELIVERY TO MULTIPLE PROBES IN ULTRASONIC WELDING SYSTEMS

Dukane IAS, LLC, St. Cha...

1. A system for providing power to more than one ultrasonic welding probe from M power supplies, the system comprising:N multipoint units, each of the N multipoint units including:
a housing,
a plurality of analog or digital inputs configured to carry distance information regarding probe distance of a plurality of ultrasonic welding probes,
a dedicated high voltage input connector connectable via a high voltage cable to a dedicated high voltage output connector of one of the M power supplies,
at least one Ethernet port, and
a microcontroller, configured to
direct power from the dedicated high voltage input connector to a corresponding one of the plurality of ultrasonic welding probes, and
sample the distance information of the plurality of ultrasonic welding probes at a rate of at least once per millisecond; and
a base housing the M power supplies, wherein M and N are both integers greater than or equal to 1,
each of the N multipoint units being interconnected by Ethernet to form a network having as components the N multipoint units and the M power supplies such that (i) each of the N multipoint units is paired with a different one of the M power supplies in the network, avoiding interference between any of the N multipoint units and any of the M power supplies and (ii) a first one of the N multipoint units is paired with a first one of the M power supplies in the network, the microcontroller of the first one of the N multipoint units being configured to:
receive a signal from the first one of the M power supplies via the network, the signal indicating that the first one of the M power supplies is providing power to the dedicated high voltage input connector of the first one of the N multipoint units,
detect a power level at the dedicated high voltage input connector of the first one of the N multipoint units, and
responsive to the detected power level being below a threshold, generate an error signal for the first one of the M power supplies to stop providing power.

US Pat. No. 10,710,309

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

AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INF...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,308

HEATING AND COOLING OF EXTRUSION TOOL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,307

TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An additive manufacturing apparatus, comprising:a platform;
a dispenser to dispense successive layers of feed material on the platform;
a heat source above the platform, the heat source configured to deliver energy to a first region of a topmost layer of the successive layers of feed material to pre-heat and/or heat-treat the first region;
an energy source to emit a beam of energy to impinge a second region of the topmost layer, the second region smaller than the first region;
a sensor system to measure temperatures of the topmost layer of feed material in at least a region outside a melt pool and to measure a dimension of the melt pool; and
a controller configured to
operate the heat source to heat the topmost layer of feed material based on the measured temperatures, and
operate the energy source to cause the beam to fuse feed material in the topmost layer by generating the melt pool from feed material in the second region and positioning the beam to impinge the topmost layer in a first area having a generally planar top surface such that the melt pool extends into the topmost layer and has an upper surface coplanar with a surrounding second area of the top surface of the topmost layer with beam intensity based on the measured dimension and the measured temperatures of the region outside the melt pool.

US Pat. No. 10,710,306

SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,305

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL FABRICATION

Carbon, Inc., Redwood Ci...

1. A method of forming a three-dimensional object, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a carrier and a rigid stationary build plate, said build plate comprising a fixed semipermeable member, said semipermeable member comprising a build surface and a feed surface separate from said build surface, with said build surface and said carrier defining a build region therebetween, and with said feed surface in fluid contact with a polymerization inhibitor;
(b) filing said build region with a polymerizable liquid, said polymerizable liquid contacting said build segment,
(c) irradiating said build region through said build plate to produce a solid polymerized region in said build region, with a liquid film release layer comprised of said polymerizable liquid formed between said solid polymerized region and said build surface, the polymerization of which liquid film is inhibited by said polymerization inhibitor; and
(d) advancing said carrier with said polymerized region adhered thereto and said build plate away from one another solely in the Z (vertical) direction to create a subsequent build region between said polymerized region and said top zone, wherein:
said filling step is carried out by forcing said polymerizable liquid into said build region under pressure, and
said advancing step or steps is/are carried out at a cumulative rate of at least 0.1 to 1000 microns per second; and/or
said pressure is sufficient to increase the rate of said advancing step(s) at least 2 times as compared to the maximum rate of repetition of said advancing steps in the absence of said pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,710,303

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

Formlabs, Inc., Somervil...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,302

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED SUCCESSIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

R3 PRINTING, INC., Wilmi...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,301

MATERIAL SETS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,300

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., To...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a first output unit that, when an instruction to perform image formation based on 2D image data is received, generates first image formation information for formation of images on respective recording media based on the 2D image data and outputs the generated first image formation information to an image forming apparatus;
a second output unit that, when an instruction to perform 3D modeling based on 3D data is received, generates plural slice data by slicing the 3D data by plural respective planes, generates second image formation information for formation of a series of slice images on respective recording media based on the plural generated slice data, and outputs the generated second image formation information to the image forming apparatus;
a generation unit that generates a series of control data that allow a post-processing apparatus to perform 3D modeling post-processing on the recording media, based on the plural slice data; and
a storing unit that stores the generated series of control data in a memory to output the generated series of control data to the post-processing apparatus after the formation of the series of slice images on the respective recording media by the image forming apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,710,299

STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 3D PRINTING METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LIGHT MODULES

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,298

SYSTEM FOR REMOVING SUPPORT STRUCTURE USING INTEGRATED FLUID PATHS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensional object printing system comprising:a platen;
an ejector head having a first ejector configured to eject a first material towards the platen and a second ejector configured to eject a second material towards the platen;
a fluid source;
an actuator operatively connected to the fluid source; and
a controller operatively connected to the ejector head and the actuator, the controller being configured to (i) operate the first ejector to eject the first material towards the platen to form an object, (ii) operate the second ejector to eject the second material towards the platen to form a support for portions of the object, at least one portion of the support having a body with at least one fluid path that enables fluid to flow through the body of the at least one portion of the support and contact a portion of the second material that formed the support, (iii) operate the actuator to pump from the fluid source through the at least one fluid path to cause a fluid to flow through the at least one fluid path and contact the second material that formed the support and then exit from another end of the at least one fluid path to remove at least an inner portion of the at least one portion of the support from the object, and (iv) operate the actuator to reverse a flow direction of the fluid through the at least one fluid path periodically.

US Pat. No. 10,710,297

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER AND OPERATING METHOD FOR THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,296

FORMATION OF THREE DIMENTIONAL OBJECTS INCLUDING MAGNETIC MATERIAL

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,295

PROTECTIVE COVERING FOR WOOD PRODUCTS

Intertape Polymer Corp., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,294

SCREEN PROTECTOR INSTALLATION MACHINE

ZAGG Intellectual Propert...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,293

COMPOSITE ARTICLE ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,292

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

KYORAKU CO., LTD., Kyoto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,291

FRONT PLATE FOR ONBOARD LCD DEVICE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,290

MOLD PLATEN, MOLD CLAMPING DEVICE, INJECTION MOLDING DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,289

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

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,288

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,286

IN-MOLD CARPET LAMINATION

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,285

MOLDING SYSTEM FOR PREPARING FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE ARTICLE

CORETECH SYSTEM CO., LTD....

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,284

EXPANSION DEVICE AND MOLDING SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,283

MEMBRANE SURFACE HYDROPHOBICITY THROUGH ELECTRO-HYDRODYNAMIC FILM PATTERNING

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,282

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MEMBRANE FOR AN ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

SSI New Material (Zhenjia...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,281

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

The University of Akron, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,280

METHODS OF FORMING SEALS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,279

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING DUST AGENT FREE VULCANIZED RUBBER PRODUCTS

Garware Bestretch Limited...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,277

REINFORCED BLADDER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,276

MOULD TOOL

SURFACE GENERATION LIMITE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,274

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THERMOPLASTIC MOULDING COMPOUND

INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP G...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,273

NONMETALLIC COLLECTOR

Con-Tech Manufacturing, I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,271

CASTING MOLD FOR PRODUCING A MOLDED INSULATING PART

CUYLITS HOLDING GmbH, Be...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,270

ATTACHING OBJECTS MADE OF DISSIMILAR MATERIALS USING A MOLDED ATTACHMENT BLOCK

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,268

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

HOMAG GMBH, Schopfloch (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,267

MITER SAW

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,266

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAKING CORNER BOARDS FOR CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,265

BLADE SAVER

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,264

SLAB SEVERING OR DIVIDING DEVICE AND METHOD

Kitchenworks Corporation,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,263

CUTTING ROLL CARTRIDGE FOR MODULAR INSTALLATION IN A CUTTING ROLL ASSEMBLY

AKRON STEEL FABRICATORS C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,262

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

Arm Automation, Inc., Au...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,261

LOCATING PIN, WORKING PLATFORM AND LOCATING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,260

WATERMELON CUTTER

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,259

CUTTING UNIT AND CUTTING PROCESS

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,258

PORTABLE SHAVING APPARATUS

1. A portable shaving apparatus comprising:a central component comprising a shaving device;
a first removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of said central component; and
a second removable, external component designed to attach to a portion of said central component and when in a closed position, said apparatus is designed to look like a cosmetic container.

US Pat. No. 10,710,257

POWER TOOL, SUCH AS A METAL SHEARS

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool when in an upright orientation comprising:a housing including a motor housing portion, a battery support portion, and a handle portion, an upward direction defined by a longitudinal axis of the handle portion toward the motor housing portion;
a motor positioned within the motor housing portion;
a drive mechanism coupled to the motor and positioned within the motor housing portion;
an output element on the housing and coupled to the drive mechanism, the drive mechanism transferring torque from the motor to the output element in a forward direction;
a battery pack supported by the battery support portion and electrically coupled to the motor, the battery pack including a forward-most edge in the forward direction, the forward-most edge defining a plane, the plane spaced from the motor housing portion; and
an actuator operable to selectively power the motor to drive the drive mechanism and the output element, the actuator supported by the handle portion forward of the plane in the forward direction and above the battery pack in the upward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,710,256

SCORING KNIFE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,255

CUSHION BACK CUTTER WITH INTERNAL BLADE HOLDER

Crain Cutter Company, Inc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,254

SAFETY CUTTING DEVICE

PenBlade, Inc., Salt Lak...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,253

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,252

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

FOGALE NANOTECH, Nimes (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,251

ROBOT LINEAR OBJECT HANDLING STRUCTURE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,250

ROBOT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,249

3 DOF PARALLEL MECHANISM WITH 3 BRANCHED-CHAINS

SHENZHEN INSTITUTES OF AD...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,248

ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,247

GRIPPER DEVICES

SRI International, Menlo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,246

SURGICAL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE ENTRY GUIDE CONFIGURATIONS

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,245

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

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,244

ROBOT CONTROL USING GESTURES

Beijing Airlango Technolo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,243

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,242

CONTROLLER, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,241

CONTROLLER FOR LIMITING SPEED OF ROBOT COMPONENT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,240

PROGRAMMING DEVICE FOR WELDING ROBOT AND PROGRAMMING METHOD FOR WELDING ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,239

INTELLIGENT CONTROL CODE UPDATE FOR ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

Bank of America Corporati...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,238

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

INSIGHT SCIENTIFIC INTERN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,237

ASSIST DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,236

FLEXIBLE CONTINUUM STRUCTURE CAPABLE OF REALIZING POSTURE FEEDBACK

Beijing Surgerii Technolo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,235

TIERED TIP OUT ASSEMBLY FOR ROUND SHANK DRILL BITS

JORE CORPORATION, Ronan,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,234

TOOL STORAGE DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,233

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,232

WEARABLE MANUFACTURING ASSISTANCE DEVICE

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,231

PRY BAR HANDLE

Mayhew Steel Products, In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,230

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL WITH DETACHABLE CLAMPED CONNECTION

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,229

IMPACT HAMMER

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,228

STRIKING TOOL WITH ATTACHED STRIKING SURFACE

Estwing Manufacturing Com...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,227

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR GAS SPRING FASTENER DRIVER

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,226

SAFE NAIL GUN

EVERWIN PNEUMATIC CORPORA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,225

NAIL GUN HAVING PROTECTION STRUCTURE

BASSO INDUSTRY CORP., Ta...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,224

VACUUM SYSTEM ASSEMBLY TOOL

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,223

PORTABLE WORK EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVELING USE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,222

HYDRAULIC CYLINDER ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,221

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FASTENER ELEMENT RETENTION AND INSTALLATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,220

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,219

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

Nantong Tianmao Machinery...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,218

COMPLIANCE UNIT WITH LOCKING MECHANISM

SMC CORPORATION, Chiyoda...

1. A compliance unit with a locking mechanism, the compliance unit comprising:a first body and a second body that are capable of moving parallel relative to each other within a predetermined area centered on a home position;
a returning mechanism that causes the first body and the second body to return to the home position; and
a locking mechanism that locks the returning mechanism in the home position,
wherein the home position is a position where a first axis that is a central axis of the first body and a second axis that is a central axis of the second body coincide with each other,
wherein the returning mechanism includes
a ball that is disposed in the first body so as to be capable of being freely displaced in a direction along the first axis and so as to be integrated with the first body in a direction perpendicular to the first axis,
a conical hole that is formed at a position in the second body at which an end portion of the ball is fitted into the conical hole,
a return piston that is disposed in the first body so as to be capable of freely moving forward and rearward in the direction along the first axis and that is in contact with a base end portion of the ball at an end of the return piston,
a return spring and a return pressure chamber that cause the return piston to generate thrust in a direction in which the ball is pressed against the conical hole, and
a return port for supplying air to the return pressure chamber, and
wherein the locking mechanism includes
a locking member that is capable of being freely displaced to a locking position where the locking member is fixed in place by being in contact with the return piston and to a non-locking position where the locking member is not in contact with the return piston and is not fixed in place,
a locking spring that presses the locking member toward the locking position,
an unlocking piston that presses the locking member toward the non-locking position,
an unlocking pressure chamber that causes the unlocking piston to generate thrust, and
an unlocking port for supplying air to the unlocking pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,710,217

WORKPIECE LOCATOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A workpiece locator, comprising:a base disposed on a work station;
a locating member pivotally mounted on the base and having a holding structure configured to fix a position of at least one type of workpiece; and
an actuator configured to selectively pivot the locating member based on the type of loaded workpiece;
wherein the actuator includes:
at least one movable movable member; and
a stopper configured to move to fix a position of the locating member by a movement of the at least one movable member;
wherein the locating member has an insertion recess into which the stopper is selectively inserted, and the stopper is configured to move in a direction perpendicular to a moving direction of the movable member and is configured to be selectively inserted into the insertion recess of the locating member.

US Pat. No. 10,710,216

ADJUSTABLE POSITIONING DEVICE

SHERN YEONG PRECISE OPTIC...

1. An adjustable positioning device, comprising:a connection member comprising an outer thread and a head at one end of said outer thread;
a positioning component set comprising a positioning member and an adjusting member respectively threaded onto said outer thread of said connection member, said positioning member being disposed adjacent to said head of said connection member, said adjusting member being disposed at one end of said positioning member remote from said head; and
an adjustment structure comprising two protrusions and at least one abutment surface, said two protrusions being respectively located on said positioning member and said adjusting member of said positioning component set to face toward each other, each said abutment surface extending upwardly and circularly from a bottom side of one said protrusion toward the other said protrusion;
wherein when rotating said adjusting member on said connection member toward said head after said two protrusions are abutted against each other, said positioning member is forced to rotate toward said head; when rotating said adjusting member on said connection member in direction away from said head after said two protrusions are abutted against each other, one said protrusion is moved into abutment against one said abutment surface to eliminate the screw pitch between said positioning member, said adjusting member and said outer thread, achieving a positioning effect.

US Pat. No. 10,710,215

WORKPIECE-HOLDING DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,214

POLISHING OR GRINDING PAD WITH MULTILAYER REINFORCEMENT

Husqvarna AB, Huskvarna ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,213

ALUMINA SINTERED BODY, ABRASIVE GRAIN, AND GRINDING WHEEL

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,212

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

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,211

ABRASIVE ARTICLES WITH PRECISELY SHAPED FEATURES AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF

3M Innovative Properties ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,210

METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,209

WAFER POLISHING APPARATUS AND POLISHING HEAD USED FOR SAME

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,208

POLISHING METHOD AND POLISHING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,207

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,206

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,205

QUERY UNIT FOR TOGGLE LEVER CLAMP

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,204

NOZZLE CONTROLLER OF MACHINE TOOL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,202

ENGINE COMPONENT STACK AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,201

NI-BASED ALLOY SOLID WIRE FOR WELDING AND NI-BASED ALLOY WELD METAL

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

1. A Ni-based alloy solid wire for welding, comprising a composition comprising:Cr: 27.0 to 31.5 mass %,
Ti: 0.97 to 2.40 mass %,
Nb: 0.30 to 2.40 mass %,
C: 0.020 to 0.040 mass %,
S: 0.0005 to 0.0030 mass %,
Mn: 0.20 to 1.00 mass %, and
Fe: 5.0 to 11.0 mass %,and further comprising:Mo+W: 0.5 mass % or less,
P: 0.0100 mass % or less,
Si: 0.50 mass % or less,
Al: 0.20 mass % or less,
Ca: 0.005 mass % or less,
B: 0.005 mass % or less,
Mg: 0.008 mass % or less,
Zr: 0.005 mass % or less,
Co: 0.10 mass % or less,
O: 0.015 mass % or less,
H: 0.003 mass % or less,
N: from 0.015 mass % to greater than 0 mass %, and
Ni and inevitable impurities,
wherein ([Ti]+[Nb])/[C] is from 80 to 150, wherein [Ti], [Nb], and [C] represent the amounts (mass %) of Ti, Nb, and C, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,710,200

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DEVICE SUPPORT BASE AND LASER CLEANING APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A method for producing a support base, comprising:step A of providing a support base having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface;
step B of forming a laser beam in a first direction parallel to the first surface of the support base; and
step C of translating or rotating the laser beam in a second direction parallel to the first surface of the support base and crossing the first direction to remove at least a part of protruding portions or contamination elements on the first surface of the support base,
wherein the method further comprises step D of, before the step B, scanning a plane parallel to the first surface of the support base by detection laser light having a lower intensity than an intensity of the laser beam in the step B to detect a position of each of the protruding portions or the contamination elements on the first surface of the support base;
wherein the laser beam in the step B is sequentially directed to the positions of the protruding portions or the contamination elements.

US Pat. No. 10,710,199

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TUBE, AND TUBE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A tube, comprising:a first tube body including a plurality of first peripheral holes and a first central hole;
a second tube body including a plurality of second peripheral holes and a second central hole, the tube bodies being joined at a joint portion in a rectilinear manner; and
a melt portion formed all around the joint portion of the first tube body and the second tube body,
wherein the plurality of first peripheral holes communicate with the plurality of second peripheral holes, and the first central hole communicates with the second central hole, and
the melt portion extends from an outer circumferential surface of the first and second tube bodies more toward the first and second central holes along a radius of the first and second tube bodies than a position where the first and second peripheral holes are formed.

US Pat. No. 10,710,197

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

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,710,196

VACUUM INSULATION PANEL MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND VACUUM INSULATION PANEL

NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD., ...

1. A vacuum insulation panel manufacturing method comprising:a stacking step in which a first metal plate is stacked on one side of an insulating core member, and a second metal plate having an evacuation port, and a reinforcing material having an opening are stacked on the other side of the core member sequentially from the core member, such that the evacuation port and the opening are stacked,
a first welding step for welding outwards of where the core member is arranged in the first metal plate and the second metal plate;
an evacuating step for applying a vacuum in an inner area which is held between the first metal plate and the second metal plate and in which the core member is arranged, from the evacuation port and the opening; and
a laser welding step in which, in a state in which the inner area is made into a vacuum by the evacuating step, the evacuation port and the opening are sealed by means of a sealing member, and the sealing member and the reinforcing material are laser welded, or the sealing member, the reinforcing material and the second metal plate are laser welded.

US Pat. No. 10,710,195

COOPERATIVE CONTROL METHOD

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

1. A cooperative control method for a controller including: a main controller configured to control a main control target; a first sub-controller configured to control a first sub-control target which can be controlled when a condition for executing a main operation by the main control target is met; and a second sub-controller configured to control a second sub-control target which can be controlled after the main operation is completed, the cooperative control method comprising:sending a preparation completion signal from each of the first sub-controller and the second sub-controller to the main controller when preparation for control is completed,
controlling the main control target using the main controller when the main controller receives the preparation completion signal from each of the first sub-controller and the second sub-controller, and sending a first control execution signal from the main controller to the first sub-controller when the condition for executing the main operation by the main control target is met and, after the main operation is completed, sending a second control execution signal from the main controller to the second sub-controller,
controlling the first sub-control target using the first sub-controller when the first sub-controller receives the first control execution signal, and
controlling the second sub-control target using the second sub-controller when the second sub-controller receives the second control execution signal.

US Pat. No. 10,710,194

LASER PROCESSING SYSTEM AND LASER PROCESSING METHOD

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser processing system that irradiates a workpiece with pulsed laser light to perform laser processing on the workpiece, the laser processing system comprising:A. a wavelength tunable laser apparatus configured to output the pulsed laser light and be capable of changing a wavelength of the pulsed laser light;
B. an optical system configured to irradiate the workpiece with the pulsed laser light outputted from the wavelength tunable laser apparatus;
C. a reference wavelength acquisition section configured to acquire a reference wavelength corresponding to photon absorption according to a material of the workpiece;
D. a laser processing controller configured to control the wavelength tunable laser apparatus to perform preprocessing before final processing is performed on the workpiece, change the wavelength of the pulsed laser light outputted from the wavelength tunable laser apparatus over a predetermined range containing the reference wavelength, and perform wavelength search preprocessing at a plurality of wavelengths;
E. a processed state measurer configured to measure a processed state on a wavelength basis achieved by the wavelength search preprocessing performed at the plurality of wavelengths; and
F. an optimum wavelength determination section configured to assess the processed state on a wavelength basis to determine an optimum wavelength used in the final processing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,193

CONNECTING ELEMENT FOR PRODUCING A FRICTION-WELDING CONNECTION

1. A component connection, comprising:a base layer having a top surface;
a top layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface being superimposed on the top surface of the base layer; and
a friction-welding connecting element comprising a head and a shaft;
said head being cylindrically shaped and having an outermost radial peripheral face having an outside diameter (DA), said head having an underside, a flat top side configured for transmitting an axial force, and a drive cutout being formed in said flat top side for transmission of torque;
said shaft having a cylindrical shaft segment having a shaft diameter (DS), an arcuate portion extending from an upper end of the shaft segment at an ascent level (A), and an end of the shaft extending from a lower end of the shaft segment configured for penetrating the top layer, the arcuate portion comprising an annular concave contour having a continuous diameter increase starting at said ascent level to said underside of said head at a level (K);
wherein the distance of said ascent level (A) from said underside of said head, level (K), is less than half the difference between the outside diameter of the head and the shaft diameter, (DA?DS)/2, and greater than a quarter of the difference between said outside diameter of the head and said shaft diameter, (DA?DS)/4;
said connecting element transmitting axial force downwardly and rotated such that said end of said shaft of said connecting element penetrates the top layer and is friction-welded to said base layer and such that the cylindrical shaft segment is deformed radially outwardly defining an annular undercut between the cylindrical shaft segment and the underside of said head, said undercut interlockably receiving displaced softened material from said top layer to secure said top layer to said base layer, and said head residing above said top surface of said top layer and displaced material of said top layer extending upwardly to radially encompass said outermost radial peripheral face of said head.

US Pat. No. 10,710,192

METHOD FOR ADHERING A FIRST STRUCTURE AND A SECOND STRUCTURE

1. A method of bonding a first structure with a second structure, the method comprising:a) providing the first structure successively comprising:
a first substrate,
a first layer made from a first material based on tungsten, and
a first oxide based on tungsten with 1-4 oxygen atoms,
b) providing the second structure successively comprising:
a second substrate,
a second layer made from a second material based on silicon, and
a second oxide based on tungsten with 1-4 oxygen atoms, the second oxide being in direct contact with the second layer,wherein step b) comprises directly depositing the second oxide on the second layer,c) bonding the first structure with the second structure by direct adhesion between the first oxide and the second oxide, and
d) activating diffusion of the oxygen atoms of the first and second oxides to the second layer so as to form the oxide of the second material in all or part of the thickness of the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,191

RETRACTABLE WORK CABLE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A welding-type system comprising:a welding-type power supply configured to provide welding-type power;
a reel located within a housing of the welding-type power supply;
a welding-type cable, the reel configured to wind the welding-type cable to reduce a length of the welding-type cable extending from the housing, and to unwind and increase a length of the welding-type cable extending from the housing at least partially wound around the reel when stored, the welding-type cable comprising:
a first end secured to the reel and electrically connected to the welding-type power supply; and
a second end configured to provide the welding-type power to at least one welding-type tool, wherein the reel further comprises an electrical connector electrically connecting the first end of the welding-type cable to the welding-type power supply, the electrical connector comprising a first conductor ring connected to the first end of the welding-type cable and a second conductor ring connected to the welding-type power supply, the first conductor ring being concentric with the second conductor ring, and the first conductor ring being electrically connected to the second conductor ring.

US Pat. No. 10,710,190

WELDING GUN WITH LOCKABLE ROTATION MECHANISM

HENLEX INC., Montreal, (...

1. A welding gun comprising:an elongated body having a front end, a rear end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the front end and the rear end;
a neck assembly having an end connectable to the front end of the elongated body;
a handle including a sleeve portion mounted coaxially around and in a fixed longitudinal relationship with the elongated body, and a grasping portion extending lengthwise radially outwardly from the sleeve portion; and
a rotation mechanism operatively connected between an outer periphery of the elongated body and an inner periphery of the sleeve portion for rotating the elongated body and the neck assembly relative to the handle about the longitudinal axis, the rotation mechanism including:
an inner structure fixedly provided along the outer periphery of the elongated body, the inner structure having a number of circumferentially distributed engaging elements; and
an outer structure fixedly provided along the inner periphery of the sleeve portion, the outer structure having a number of circumferentially distributed engaging elements, the engaging elements of the outer structure cooperating with the engaging elements of the inner structure for releasably locking the elongated body into a plurality of discrete angular positions relative to the sleeve portion about the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,710,189

TIP-RETENTION DEVICE FOR USE WITH A WELDING SYSTEM

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

13. A device for use with a welding torch, comprising:an annular sidewall surrounding a hollow interior;
a tip-retention wall attached to the sidewall, wherein the tip-retention wall includes a bore configured to fit a contact tip and a locking taper configured to interface with a forward-facing taper of the contact tip so as to retain the contact tip within the bore; and
a channel in fluid communication with the hollow interior, wherein the channel is configured to provide a passage for gas to flow around the tip-retention wall, the tip-retention wall being configured to direct the gas radially away from the contact tip.

US Pat. No. 10,710,188

UNIVERSAL WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL FOR WELDING APPARATUS IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A welding-type system comprising:a controller configured to regulate welding operations for at least one welder;
a wireless communication system configured to communicate over a wireless medium and provide an operational parameter to the controller based on the communication, wherein the controller is configured to regulate the at least one welder based on the operational parameter;
a pairing apparatus coupled to the wireless communication system and configured to:
identify a terminal device capable of wirelessly communicating with the wireless communication system;
identify a status of the terminal device through wireless communication with the terminal device, via the wireless communication system; and
initiate a transfer of data to the terminal device in response to the status indicating a need for an update or upgrade, wherein the data allows the terminal device to provide the operational parameter to the controller via wireless communication with the wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,710,187

WELDING METHOD AND ARC WELDING DEVICE

DAIHEN Corporation, Osak...

1. A welding method comprising:a step of preparing a first base material and a second base material;
a step of disposing the first base material and the second base material in a manner such that a first end face of the first base material and a second end face of the second base material face each other; and
a step of welding the first base material and the second base material together using GMA welding so that the first end face and the second end face are joined together,
wherein an arc is formed between a welding wire and each of the first base material and the second base material and a molten region is formed at the first base material and the second base material by heat of the arc, so that the first base material and the second base material are welded together in the step of welding the first base material and the second base material together, and
the arc is formed in a state where the welding wire penetrates into a region surrounded by the molten region, so that the molten region is formed to pierce through the first base material and the second base material in a thickness direction in the step of welding the first base material and the second base material together.

US Pat. No. 10,710,186

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING IMPELLER

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method of manufacturing an impeller, the method comprising:a step of forming a cover that is provided with a plurality of blades;
a step of disposing a core on the cover such that the core is interposed between the blades;
a step of disposing a hub on the blades, the hub being a plate on which grooves conforming to shapes of the blades are formed; and
a step of welding the hub and the blades, wherein
through-holes conforming to the shapes of the blades are provided on the core, such that the blades are fitted in the core when the core is disposed,
a vent hole is provided on the core, and
the method further comprises a step of affixing a tape over a gap between the hub and the core and filling an inert gas from the vent hole into a space among the hub, the cover and the core, before the step of welding the hub and the blades.

US Pat. No. 10,710,185

METHOD OF PREPARING A MACHINING PROCESS AND CHAMFERING STATION

GLEASON-PFAUTER MASCHINEN...

1. A method of preparing a machining process of a toothed workpiece (1) rotatably drivable around its rotation axis (10), the machining process to be executed by a chamfering tool (11) rotatably drivable around its rotation axis (B10), wherein, for establishing a synchronized matching engagement of said chamfering tool with the workpiece toothing (2), a contact with the workpiece (1) can be or is generated by performing a movement via a first positioning axis (Z10) or a second positioning axis (Y10), and, by means of a surveillance of a movement dedicated to an axis of motion (B10; C10), a contact to the workpiece (1) is used for establishing information about a relative rotary position of the workpiece,characterized in that the contact is made by a portion (12) of said chamfering tool (11) and the dedicated axis of motion (B10; C10) is an axis capable to move or rotate the workpiece or said chamfering tool but which is not the positioning axis (Z10; Y10).

US Pat. No. 10,710,183

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE FLANK FACE CONTOUR OF A GEAR SKIVING TOOL, GEAR SKIVING TOOL AND USE THEREOF

1. A tool for gear skiving, comprising:a plurality of teeth, each of the teeth having faces with cutting edges and adjoining flank faces, the teeth being arranged on a cylindrical or conical shell, wherein the tool can be driven rotatingly about a tool rotational axis spaced a radial distance away from a workpiece axis and can be advanced in rolling engagement at a crossed-axes angle between a rotational axis of a driven workpiece and the tool rotational axis, wherein a closed annular envelope surface is formed by a bundle of tangential velocity vectors of each cutting edge point, wherein no tangential velocity vectors lie within the closed annular envelope surface and the flank face of the respective tooth is inclined by 2° to 10° in relation to the closed annular envelope surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,182

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRIMARY MATERIAL FOR A CUTTING TOOL

Voestalpine Precision Str...

1. A method for producing a primary material for a cutting tool, or a primary material for a saw blade or a saw band, comprising:bringing together continuously a band-shaped carrier of a metal carrier material and an edge wire of a high-speed steel along a lateral edge of the band-shaped carrier;
transporting the brought together band-shaped carrier and the edge wire into a welding device, said welding device comprising at least a first laser welding device and a second laser welding device;
welding the band-shaped carrier to the edge wire along the lateral edge of the carrier to produce a bimetal band;
detecting angular distortion and weld seam elevation of the welded band-shaped carrier and the edge wire; and
setting a power of the first and second laser welding devices using closed-loop control based upon the detected angular distortion and weld seam elevation to minimize the angular distortion and the weld seam elevation,
wherein the band-shaped carrier and the edge wire are welded to one another by at least said first laser welding device arranged on one side of the band-shaped carrier, and at least said second laser welding device arranged on the opposite side of the band-shaped carrier, said first laser welding device and said second laser welding device being offset with respect to one another in a transporting direction of the band-shaped carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,710,181

SAW BLADE FOR CIRCULAR SAW AND USE OF SUCH SAW BLADE IN A BRUSH CUTTER

Swedex AB, Mjolby (SE)

1. A saw blade, comprisinga generally circular blade base body, and
a plurality of teeth, extending radially from the base body,
wherein the teeth are alternatingly set towards opposing axial directions of the saw blade, such that each tooth presents a respective tooth plane, which is angled relative to a base body plane,
wherein the teeth present a respective first cutting edge, extending along a radially distal edge portion of the respective tooth, along a length of the tooth, as seen in a direction of rotation of the saw blade, and
wherein the radially distal edge portion of the respective tooth presents a first bevel, providing a first bevel surface which is non-perpendicular relative to the tooth plane,
wherein the radially distal edge portion presents, at a radially outermost portion thereof, a hard portion having greater hardness than the base body and
wherein the hard portion extends more than 0.05 mm and less than 1.5 mm radially inwardly from the radially distal edge of the tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,710,180

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR AND SHUT DOWN PRODUCTION SAW

HOLLYMATIC CORPORATION, ...

1. A machine comprising:a motor;
a first wheel coupled to the motor;
a second wheel; and
a blade,
wherein
the first wheel and the second wheel each comprise a first lip and a second lip sandwiching a groove therebetween,
the first wheel is formed of an anodized main body with a non-anodized surface extending along the circumference of the groove of the first wheel,
the blade is wrapped around the first wheel and the second wheel such that the blade is positioned within the groove of the first wheel and within the groove of the second wheel, and the blade directly contacts the non-anodized surface of the first wheel,
the blade comprises a base part and a toothed part, the toothed part being for cutting,
an entire width of the non-anodized surface of the first wheel is equal to or less than a width of the base part, and a side of the base part is in direct contact with the non-anodized surface, and
the non-anodized surface of the first wheel is directly adjacent to an anodized surface of the groove of the first wheel, extending along the circumference of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,710,179

CONVERTING BETWEEN ROTARY AND LINEAR MOTION, AND A SAWING DEVICE

Genius IP Ltd., Edgware ...

1. A sawing device, comprising:a plurality of blade carrying mechanisms, wherein the blade carrying mechanisms are configured so that reciprocating movement of the plurality of blade carrying mechanisms causes simultaneous repetitive reciprocating cutting action of a plurality of saw blades attached thereto;
wherein the plurality of blade carrying mechanisms are configured to allow the plurality of saw blades to be detachably attached at four places so that the plurality of saw blades are disposed in a square formation and a correspondingly square-shaped portion can be sawed by simultaneous repetitive reciprocating cutting action of the plurality of saw blades attached thereto, when applied to a surface of an object to be cut; and
wherein at least one of the blade carrying mechanisms is configured so that at least one of the plurality of saw blades can be detachably attached at another place thereon, thereby enabling the plurality of attached saw blades to be disposed in a rectangular formation different to the square formation and a correspondingly rectangular-shaped portion to be sawed different in shape to the square-shaped portion by simultaneous repetitive reciprocating cutting action of the saw blades attached thereto, when applied to a surface of an object to be cut.

US Pat. No. 10,710,178

CUTTING ELEMENT, TOOL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HELICALLY EXTENDING, TRAPEZOIDALLY UNDERCUT GROOVE IN A CYLINDRICAL SURFACE OF A BORE

Guehring KG, Albstadt (D...

1. Cutting element for a tool to create a helically extending, trapezoidally undercut groove in a cylindrical surface of a bore, the cutting element comprising:a series of groove-cutting teeth to create a symmetrically cross-sectioned groove, each groove-cutting tooth spaced from a next-in-series or a prior-in-series groove-cutting teeth in the series by a whole-numbered multiple of a pitch, the series of groove-cutting teeth comprising at least one pre-machining tooth to create and machine a base groove and several trapezoidal teeth following the at least one pre-machining tooth, each trapezoidal tooth is trapezoidal in shape and has a tooth head profile with a cross-section that is larger at a head of the tooth than at a base of the tooth, with two flanks delimiting a flank angle for further machining the base groove to a trapezoidally undercut final cross-section, wherein
each of the groove-cutting teeth has a symmetrically cross-sectioned tooth head profile, and
the flank angle delimited by the two flanks of the trapezoidally shaped tooth head profile increases from at least one trapezoidal tooth to a following trapezoidal tooth to a defined final dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,710,177

COUPLING MEMBERS FOR PIPE MACHINING APPARATUSES

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC, ...

1. A pipe machining apparatus comprising:a first section including a first portion of a frame and a first portion of a tool carrier;
a second section including a second portion of the frame and a second portion of the tool carrier, wherein the first section and the second section are adapted to be coupled together around a pipe, and, with the first and second sections coupled together, the frame is fixed relative to the pipe and the tool carrier is adapted to move relative to the frame and the pipe; and
a coupling member adapted to couple the first section and the second section together, the coupling member including
a first housing member coupled to the first section and including a projection having an arcuate surface,
a second housing member coupled to the second section and defining a receptacle adapted to receive the projection of the first housing member, wherein the second housing member includes a pair of arcuate surfaces at least partially defining the receptacle,
an arm movably coupled to the first housing member, and
an engagement member coupled to the arm,
wherein the arm is adapted to move between a coupled condition, in which the engagement member engages the second housing member, and an uncoupled condition, in which the engagement member does not engage the second housing member;
wherein, during assembly of the first and second sections, the arcuate surfaces of the projection and the receptacle are adapted to engage each other with the first and second sections misaligned, allow the projection to insert into the receptacle with the first and second sections misaligned and to move the first and second sections into proper alignment for coupling together.

US Pat. No. 10,710,176

ELLIPTICAL ULTRASONIC MACHINING DEVICE POWERED BY NON-CONTACT INDUCTION

BEIHANG UNIVERSITY, BeiJ...

1. An elliptical ultrasonic machining device powered by non-contact induction, comprising an induction power supply device (9) and an elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2), wherein: induction power supply secondary units (92) of the induction power supply device (9) encircle a BT spindle shank shell (6) of the elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2); induction power supply primary units (91) of the induction power supply device (9) are arranged at a primary magnetic core seat (911) outside the elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2); the primary magnetic core seat (911) and the elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2) have a same circle center, and a relatively small gap exists between the primary magnetic core seat and the elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank; the primary magnetic core seat (911) is fastened on a machine tool spindle seat (5) of a machine tool through a support (10) and keeps still; the elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2) is mounted on a machine tool spindle (4) of the machine tool through a taper shank (61), and rotates with the spindle (4) in a high speed;the induction power supply device (9) comprises two independent loosely coupled transformers, wherein: the two loosely coupled transformers are arranged along an axis direction, up and down; each loosely coupled transformer consists of one induction power supply primary unit (91) and one induction power supply secondary unit (92); the induction power supply primary units (91) are embedded in the primary magnetic core seat (911), and the primary magnetic core seat is fastened on the machine tool spindle seat (5) of the machine tool through the support (10) and keeps still; the induction power supply secondary units (92) encircle the BT spindle shank shell (6) and rotate with the machine tool spindle (4) in the machine tool spindle seat (5) of the machine tool in a high speed, and a relatively small gap exists between each induction power supply primary unit and the corresponding induction power supply secondary unit;
each induction power supply primary unit (91) consists of a primary magnetic core (912) and a primary coil (913), wherein: the primary coil (913) is wound in a U-shaped inner circular groove and on an outer circular surface of the primary magnetic core (912), and the primary coil is connected with an external ultrasonic power supply (1) through a wire hole (9112) on the primary magnetic core seat (911); and, both of the primary magnetic core (912) and the primary coil (913) are arranged inside the primary magnetic core seat (911);
the primary magnetic core seat (911) has an incomplete annular structure with a circumference of 150°; ladder-shaped U-shaped grooves are opened inside the primary magnetic core seat for placing the primary magnetic cores (912) and the primary coils (913); and, a support hole (9111) for connecting with the support (10) and the wire hole (9112) for passing through by the primary coils (913) are opened on the primary magnetic core seat;
each primary magnetic core (912) has an incomplete annular structure with a circumference of 120°, and a U-shaped groove is opened on an inner circular surface of each primary magnetic core, namely the U-shaped inner circular groove;
each primary coil (913) is a stranded enameled wire, comprising copper wires and a nylon cover, wherein insulating varnish is coated on the copper wires and the nylon cover wraps the copper wires;
each induction power supply secondary unit (92) consists of a secondary magnetic core (921) and a secondary coil (922), wherein: the secondary magnetic core (921) is arranged inside a U-shaped annular groove of a secondary magnetic core seat (63) of the BT spindle shank shell (6); the secondary coil (922) is wound inside a U-shaped groove of the secondary magnetic core (921) and is connected with an elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7) inside the BT spindle shank shell (6) through a wire hole (65) on the secondary magnetic core seat (63);
the secondary magnetic core seat (63) consists of two U-shaped annular grooves which are arranged along the axis direction, showing a complete annular structure; a width of each U-shaped annular groove is consistent with that of each secondary magnetic core (921); two parallel wire holes (65) are opened at a bottom part of each U-shaped annular groove and are distributed symmetrically in 180°;
each secondary magnetic core (921) is formed through connecting two semi-annular magnetic cores together and arranged inside the secondary magnetic core seat (63); and the U-shaped groove is opened on an outer circular surface of each secondary magnetic core;
each secondary coil (922) is a stranded enameled wire, comprising copper wires and a nylon cover, wherein insulating varnish is coated on the copper wires and the nylon cover wraps the copper wires;
the elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2) consists of the BT spindle shank shell (6), the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7), a tool (8), a rivet (3) and bolts (11), wherein: the tool (8) is connected with the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7) through a hot charging head (81); the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7) is fixed inside the BT spindle shank shell (6) through the bolts (11); the whole elliptical ultrasonic spindle shank (2) is fixed on the machine tool spindle (4) of the machine tool through the rivet (3) and rotates with the spindle (4) in a high speed;
the BT spindle shank shell (6) is designed and modified based on a standard BT spindle shank, comprising the taper shank (61), an annular groove (62), the secondary magnetic core seat (63), an inner cavity (64) and bolt holes (66), wherein: the taper shank (61) is located at a tail part of the BT spindle shank shell (6), for connecting with the machine tool spindle (4) of the machine tool; the annular groove (62) is located at a middle part of the BT spindle shank shell (6); the secondary magnetic core seat (63) is located at a head part of the BT spindle shank shell (6), and the wire holes (65) are opened at the bottom part of each U-shaped annular groove of the secondary magnetic core seat; and the inner cavity is opened inside the BT spindle shank shell (6);
the taper shank (61) is consistent with a taper shank of the standard BT spindle shank, and is able to be fixed on the machine tool spindle (4) of the machine tool to rotate with the spindle (4) in a high speed;
the annular groove (62) is consistent with an annular groove of the standard BT spindle shank and meets an automatic tool change requirement;
the secondary magnetic core seat (63) has been described when illustrating the induction power supply device (9) and is not repeated;
the inner cavity (64) has a ladder-shaped cylindrical cavity structure, for placing the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7);
the bolt holes (66) are threaded holes of M4*1, for fixing a flange plate (712) of the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7);
the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7) consists of an ultrasonic horn (71), a piezoelectric ceramic stack, a back cover plate (74), copper electrodes (73), and an insulation sleeve (75), wherein: a screw (711) is arranged at a large end of the ultrasonic horn (71) with the insulation sleeve (75) sleeved on an outer surface of the screw; an inner hole of the back cover plate (74) has thread thereon, and the back cover plate presses the piezoelectric ceramic stack together through a preset pre-tightening force;
the ultrasonic horn (71) has a ladder-shaped cylindrical structure with datum lines of cylindrical sections ensured to be coaxial, wherein: the screw (711) is arranged at the large end of the ultrasonic horn; a threaded hole is opened at a small end of the ultrasonic horn for fixing the hot charging head (81); the flange plate (712) is arranged at a middle part of the ultrasonic horn (71), for fixing the ultrasonic horn to the inner cavity of the BT spindle shank shell (6);
the piezoelectric ceramic stack consists of four groups of semi-annular ceramic wafers (72) which are arranged according to different polarization directions;
the back cover plate (74) has a cylindrical structure with a threaded hole opened inside, and a surface of the back cover plate contacting the piezoelectric ceramic stack is smooth;
each copper electrode (73) has an annular structure; and, an outer diameter and an inner diameter of each copper electrode are consistent with that of the piezoelectric ceramic stack;
the insulation sleeve (75) has a tubular structure and is made of insulation material; the insulation sleeve is sleeved on the screw (711) arranged at the ultrasonic horn (71), so that the copper electrodes (73) are insulated from each other; and
according to different machining types, one of a milling cutter, a drill bit and a diamond grinding tool is selected to serve as the tool (8); the tool (8) tightly fits the hot charging head (81) in a hot charging manner; and the hot charging head (81) is fixed to a fore part of the ultrasonic horn (71) of the elliptical ultrasonic transducer (7) in a thread form.

US Pat. No. 10,710,175

ORBITAL DRILL WITH LEFT-HANDED AND RIGHT-HANDED FLUTES

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A cutting tool for forming a hole in a material, comprising:a drilling portion; and
a shank portion,
wherein the drilling portion includes a first flute having a right-handed helix configuration with a first cutting edge having a positive axial rake angle for positive cutting action while orbiting into a material to form a hole in the material, and a second flute located rearward of the first flute and having a left-handed helix configuration with a second cutting edge having a positive axial rake angle for positive cutting action while orbiting back out of the material and removing any residual material in the hole due to deflection of the cutting tool when orbiting into the material, thereby eliminating a separate reaming operation;
wherein the first cutting edge overlaps the second cutting edge in the axial direction; and
wherein the cutting tool comprises an orbital drill.

US Pat. No. 10,710,174

SLITTING CUTTER AND TOOL KEY IN COMBINATION THEREWITH

Iscar, Ltd., Tefen (IL)

1. A slitting cutter (20) comprising:a disk-shaped cutter body (22) having a cutter axis of rotation (AC) defining a direction of rotation (R) about the cutter axis of rotation (AC), opposing first and second body side surfaces (24a, 24b), and a body peripheral surface (26) extending therebetween,
a plurality of insert receiving portions (28) circumferentially spaced about the body peripheral surface (26) and a plurality of cutting inserts (30) removably retained therein,
at least radially outer portions of the first and second body side surfaces (24a, 24b) contained in first and second reference planes (P1, P2), respectively, the first and second reference planes (P1, P2) offset by a body width (WB),
each insert receiving portion (28) having first and second clamping jaws (32, 34) spaced apart by an insert receiving slot (36), the first clamping jaw (32) resiliently displaceable relative to the second clamping jaw (34) and having a resilient axis of rotation (AR),
each cutting insert (30) resiliently clamped in its respective insert receiving slot (36), and having a cutting edge (42) intersecting the first and second reference planes (P1, P2),
wherein:
the plurality of cutting edges (42) define an outer imaginary circle (CO) having an outer cutting diameter (DO), and the plurality of resilient axes of rotation (AR) define an inner imaginary circle (CI) having an inner cutting diameter (DI),
and wherein:
the number N of cutting inserts (30) resiliently clamped in the slitting cutter (20), is the inner cutting diameter (DI), in millimeters, multiplied by a spacing factor (FS), and the spacing factor (FS) is between 0.15 and 0.30.

US Pat. No. 10,710,173

SLOT MILLING DISC, A SLOT MILLING TOOL COMPRISING A SLOT MILLING DISC AND A DISC FOR A MILLING DISC

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A slot milling disc comprising:an outer peripheral surface provided with a plurality of cutting edges, wherein the slot milling disc is made in one piece, the cutting edges being provided by separate cutting inserts mounted in insert seats arranged at the outer peripheral surface;
an attachment arrangement configured to prevent rotary movement between the slot milling disc and a rotatable mounting shaft; and
at least one flushing fluid channel having a confined cross-section and extending within the milling disc from an inlet opening located in a central part of the disc and configured to be connected to a source of flushing fluid and to at least one outlet opening in the outer peripheral surface of the disc, wherein the at least one flushing fluid channel includes an inner channel portion extending from the inlet opening towards the outer peripheral surface and ending before reaching the outer peripheral surface, and a first outer channel portion extending from the inner channel portion in a direction opposite to a direction of intended rotation of the disc, while changing direction of the flushing fluid channel in such a manner as to be inclined towards a rake surface of a respective cutting edge and extending to the at least one outlet opening, and a second outer channel portion extending from the inner channel portion in the direction of the intended rotation direction towards and inclined to a clearance side of another cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,710,172

ROTARY POWER TOOL

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A core drill comprising:a housing;
a first handle extending from the housing and defining a gap between the handle and the housing;
a motor supported within the housing;
a battery removably coupled to the housing and configured to provide power to the motor, wherein the battery has an output voltage greater than 40 volts;
a spindle configured to rotate about a rotational axis in response to torque received from the motor;
a fluid delivery system configured to supply fluid to the spindle, the fluid delivery system including a valve operable to regulate a flow of fluid to the spindle; and
an auxiliary handle removably coupleable to the housing at each of a first mounting point and a second mounting point,
wherein the first mounting point is located at a first position along the rotational axis, and the second mounting point is located at a second position offset from the first position along the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,710,171

CUTTER HOLDER WITH RETENTION KNOB

SHIN-YAIN INDUSTRIAL CO.,...

1. A cutter holder comprising:a body having
an end; and
a connecting hole axially formed in the body and having
an opening formed in the end of the body;
an internal threaded segment formed on an inner surface of the connecting hole in a position away from the end of the body; and
a straight segment formed between the internal threaded segment of the connecting hole and the end of the body and being coaxial with the internal threaded segment; and
a retention knob connected to the body and having
a head formed on an end of the retention knob;
an external threaded portion formed on an end of the retention knob opposite the head, connected to the internal threaded segment of the body by threading, and having
a first threaded segment formed around the external threaded portion in a position away from the head;
a second threaded segment formed around the external threaded portion in a position near the head; and
a separating groove radially recessed in the external threaded portion in a position between the first threaded segment and the second threaded segment; and
an abutting portion formed between the head and the external threaded portion and having
a flange radially protruding from the retention knob and having an end being away from the head of the retention knob and abutting against the end of the body;
an extending portion inserted in the connecting hole of the body and having a clearance formed between the extending portion and the straight segment of the body;
an annular groove formed around and recessed in the extending portion; and
a sealing member mounted in the annular groove and sealing the clearance between the extending portion and the straight segment of the body, wherein
the internal threaded segment of the body, the first threaded segment, and the second threaded segment of the retention knob are each of a respective tolerance class according to a standard of threads;
a class of thread fit between the first threaded segment of the retention knob and the internal threaded segment of the body is of a standard fit according to the standard of threads; and
the tolerance class of the second threaded segment is higher than the tolerance class of the first threaded segment.

US Pat. No. 10,710,170

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

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:an upper surface comprising a first corner part, a second corner part, and a side part located between the first corner part and the second corner part;
a lower surface opposite to the upper surface;
a lateral surface located between the upper surface and the lower surface; and
an upper edge located at an intersection of the upper surface and the lateral surface; wherein
the upper surface further comprises:
a first surface located along the upper edge and comprising a portion which is located lower than the upper edge, and
a flat second surface which is located above the upper edge and is located farther from the upper edge than the first surface;
the upper edge comprises:
a first edge located at the first corner part,
a second edge located at the side part, and
a third edge located at the second corner part;
the second surface comprises:
a first region extending toward the first corner part, and
a second region extending toward the second corner part;
a length of the first surface in a direction perpendicular to the upper edge reaches a maximum at a midportion of the side part in a top view;
a first distance between the first region and the upper edge becomes smaller as going from the first edge toward the second edge in the top view; and
a second distance between the second region and the upper edge becomes smaller as going from the third edge toward the second edge in the top view.

US Pat. No. 10,710,169

COATED CUTTING TOOL

TUNGALOY CORPORATION, Iw...

1. A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate,the coating layer comprising a first laminate structure and a second laminate structure, wherein:
the first laminate structure has a laminate structure in which compound layers of two kinds, each having a different composition, are laminated in an alternating manner;
one compound layer of the compound layers of two kinds in the first laminate structure has a composition represented by formula (1) below:
(AlaM1-a)N  (1)M denotes an element of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W and Si, a denotes an atomic ratio of the Al element based on a total of the Al element and a metal element denoted by M, and a satisfies 0.58?a?0.80;the other compound layer of the compound layers of two kinds in the first laminate structure has a composition represented by formula (2) below:
(AlbM1-b)N  (2)wherein M denotes an element of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W and Si, b denotes an atomic ratio of the Al element based on a total of the Al element and a metal element denoted by M, and b satisfies 0.57?b?0.79;wherein M in formula (1) and M in formula (2) are the same element;
the first laminate structure satisfies a condition represented by formula (A) below:
0<1Rx?Ry1<5  (A)wherein Rx denotes a ratio (unit:atom %) of a metal element of one kind relative to all the metal elements in the one compound layer, and Ry denotes a ratio (unit:atom %) of the metal element of one kind relative to all the metal elements in the other compound layer which is adjacent to the one compound layer, and the metal element of one kind denotes an element having the largest absolute value of a difference between a ratio relative to all the metal elements in the one compound layer and a ratio relative to all the metal elements in the other compound layer;the second laminate structure has a laminate structure in which a first compound layer and a second compound layer are laminated in an alternating manner;
the first compound layer comprises at least one kind selected from the group consisting of an oxide and an oxynitride of an element having a composition represented by formula (3) below:
(Al1-cCrc)  (3)wherein c denotes an atomic ratio of the Cr element based on a total of the Al element and the Cr element, and c satisfies 0?c?0.60;the second compound layer has a composition represented by formula (4) below:
(Al1-dLd)N  (4)wherein L denotes an element of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W and Si, d denotes an atomic ratio of an element denoted by L based on a total of the Al element and the metal element denoted by L, and d satisfies 0?d?0.55;an average thickness of each of the one compound layer and the other compound layer which constitute the first laminate structure is from 1 nm or more to 300 nm or less;
an average thickness of each of the first compound layer and the second compound layer which constitute the second laminate structure is from 50 nm or more to 500 nm or less; and
a thickness of the coating layer in its entirety is from 1.5 ?m or more to 15.0 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,710,168

SURFACE-COATED CUTTING TOOL IN WHICH HARD COATING LAYER EXHIBITS EXCELLENT CHIPPING RESISTANCE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A surface-coated cutting tool comprising: a tool body composed of any one of a tungsten carbide-based cemented carbide, a titanium carbonitride-based cermet and a cubic boron nitride-based ultra-high pressure sintered material; and a hard coating layer provided on a surface of the tool body,wherein (a) the hard coating layer includes at least a layer of a complex nitride or a complex carbonitride of Ti and Al having an average thickness of 1-20 ?m, and in a case where the layer of the complex nitride or the complex carbonitride is expressed by a composition formula: (Ti1-xAlx)(CyNi1-y), xavg and yavg satisfy 0.60?xavg?0.95 and 0?yavg?0.005, respectively, where xavg is an average content ratio of Al in a total amount of Ti and Al in an atomic ratio, and yavg is an average content ratio of C in a total amount of C and N in an atomic ratio,
(b) the layer of the complex nitride or the complex carbonitride includes at least crystal grains of a complex nitride or a complex carbonitride of Ti and Al having a NaCl type face-centered cubic structure, and
(c) when a polished surface of the layer of the complex nitride or the complex carbonitride is analyzed from a direction perpendicular to the surface using an electron beam backward scattering diffraction device to obtain an average inner-grain misorientation of each of the crystal grains having the NaCl type face-centered cubic structure, as well as a frequency distribution of the average inner-grain misorientation and an area ratio occupied by the crystal grains having the average inner-grain misorientaion of 1 degree or more, the area ratio is 50% or more in the layer of the complex nitride or the complex carbonitride, and a peak exists in a range of: 0 degree or more and less than 1 degree; or 1 degree or more and less than 2 degrees, of the average inner-grain misorientation in the frequency distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,710,166

CUTTING TOOL HOLDER, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT USING THEM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting tool holder, comprising:an upper surface;
a first side surface;
a second side surface adjacent to the first side surface;
a pocket opening into the upper surface, the first side surface, and the second side surface;
a first portion located lower than the pocket and protruded outward from the first side surface; and
a flow path comprising an inflow and an outflow,
wherein
the first side surface comprises a first recess,
the flow path further comprises a first outflow port opening into the first portion as the outflow, and a first flow path extending from the first outflow port into the holder, and
the first outflow port is located at a region of the first portion corresponding to the first recess.

US Pat. No. 10,710,165

METAL CUTTING TOOL HOLDER COMPRISING FLUID PASSAGES

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A metal cutting tool holder comprising:a tool holder body, the tool holder body including a first fluid passage extending in a first direction between a first inlet and a first outlet and a second fluid passage extending in a second direction between a second inlet and a second outlet, wherein the first direction is different from the second direction, the tool holder body including a cavity, wherein the first outlet and the second inlet intersect the cavity, the first outlet and the second inlet being spaced apart; and
a member positioned in the cavity such that a curved third fluid passage connecting the first outlet and the second inlet is formed at least partially by the member, wherein the curved third fluid passage extends from a first end adjacent to the first outlet to a second end adjacent to the second inlet, the first direction being tangent to, or substantially tangent to, the curved third fluid passage at the first end, and the second direction being tangent to, or substantially tangent to, the curved third fluid passage at the second end, wherein the curved third fluid passage connecting the first outlet and the second inlet is formed by the member and the tool holder body.

US Pat. No. 10,710,164

CUTTING TOOL WITH COOLING MECHANISM AND A CUTTING INSERT AND TOOL HOLDER THEREFOR

NO SCREW LTD., Holon (IL...

4. A cutting tool comprising a cutting element and a cutting tool holder, the cutting element comprising top and bottom faces and at least one side face extending therebetween, a cutting portion and a cooling portion, said cutting portion having a rake surface on at least one of said top and bottom faces, a relief surface on said side face, and a cutting edge defined at the intersection between the rake surface and the relief surface, said cooling portion comprising:a portion of at least one of the top and bottom faces other than the rake surface, disposed at a location more remote from the cutting edge than the rake surface and constituting an operative surface; and
a cooling nozzle integrally formed therewith and having a cooling aperture directed at the cutting edge at an acute angle with respect to the rake surface, said rake surface being disposed between the cutting edge and the cooling aperture;
wherein said cooling nozzle is constituted by at least one side wall extending transverse to said operative surface and upper face extending transverse to said side wall so that said cooling aperture is delimited by said operative surface, said side wall and said upper face, and wherein said cutting element is further formed with a cooling passage extending between said bottom face and said top face and being in fluid communication with said nozzle for provision of a cooling fluid thereto;
said cutting tool holder being configured for mounting thereon said cutting element and being formed with an insert seat for receiving the cutting element therewithin and a cooling fluid provision arrangement having at least one cooling channel in fluid communication with said insert seat.

US Pat. No. 10,710,163

AUTOMATIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND MACHINING THE END OF TUBULAR ELEMENTS

VALLOUREC TUBOS DO BRASIL...

1. An automatic system for measuring and machining ends of tubular elements, comprising:measuring equipment that has:
an internal laser sensor to measure the inner diameter of the pipe end on at least one section of the pipe length;
an external laser sensor to measure the outer diameter of the pipe end on at least one section of the pipe length;
a machining station that has:
at least one machining tool for machining the inner diameter of the pipe and at least one machining tool for machining the outer diameter of the pipe, the machining tools being operated independently of each other;
an electronic interface central between the measuring equipment and the machining tools, which contains records of critical values of outer and inner diameters for the pipe end,
the electronic interface central receives the measured values of outer and inner diameters from the measuring equipment, compares them with the critical values of outer and inner diameters, and controls the operation of the machining tools for machining the inner and outer diameters as a function of the result of the comparison, so that the real values of the outer and inner diameters of the pipe will come close to the critical values of the outer and inner diameters.

US Pat. No. 10,710,162

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING METAL NANOPARTICLE DISPERSION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING METAL NANOPARTICLE SUPPORT, METAL NANOPARTICLE, METAL NANOPARTICLE DISPERSION, AND METAL NANOPARTICLE SUPPORT

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A method for manufacturing a metal nanoparticle dispersion liquid, the method comprising:dissolving or dispersing a metal salt in a first liquid to obtain a metal-salt dissolution or dispersion liquid;
feeding the metal-salt dissolution or dispersion liquid to a spraying unit;
applying a voltage to the spraying unit to charge the metal-salt dissolution or dispersion liquid;
forming a potential difference between a second liquid and the charged metal-salt dissolution or dispersion liquid, wherein the second liquid is in a container having a cavity formed therein, while concurrently spraying the metal-salt dissolution or dispersion liquid as droplets from the spraying unit with a gas flow;
drawing the droplets to the second liquid so as to allow the droplets to mix and react with the second liquid to obtain a metal nanoparticle dispersed as a reaction product in the second liquid; and
collecting the metal nanoparticle from the second liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,710,161

TURBINE DISK FABRICATION WITH IN SITU MATERIAL PROPERTY VARIATION

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A method of fabricating a functionally graded turbine engine component comprising:depositing layers of powder onto a base;
solidifying and fusing each layer with a first directed energy beam to define a component; and
varying a process parameter between deposited layers to define different material properties within the component, further comprising varying the energy level from the first directed energy beam to vary a density of a solidified layer of powder.

US Pat. No. 10,710,159

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING WITH REAL-TIME AND IN-SITU ADJUSTMENT OF GROWTH PARAMETERS

General Electric Company,...

1. An additive manufacturing apparatus for building an object, comprising:a powder dispenser;
an irradiation source;
a platform on which the object is built in a powder bed;
a recoater providing layers of powder over the platform; and
a controller configured to measure a real-time temperature of a portion of the object after irradiation and prior to solidification of the portion, as the object is built,
wherein the controller is configured to calculate a real-time part size based on the real-time temperature measurement; and
wherein the controller is configured to adjust a dimension of a geometry of the object in a subsequent build layer based on the real-time temperature measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,710,157

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MATERIAL FOR POWDER RAPID PROTOTYPING MANUFACTURING

FUJIMI INCORPORATED, Kiy...

1. A method for producing a three-dimensional manufactured article, comprising:(a) preparing an additive manufacturing material comprising a first powder containing a ceramic and a second powder containing a metal, wherein the first powder and the second powder are bound by sintering to form granulated sintered particles in which primary particles of the first powder and primary particles of the second powder are three-dimensionally bound through voids, and the granulated sintered particles have a granule strength of above 1 MPa and less than 10000 MPa;
(b) forming a thin layer of the additive manufacturing material; and
(c) applying energy to the formed thin layer to melt or sinter the additive manufacturing material to obtain a powder solidified layer having a desired cross-sectional shape,
wherein the first powder and the second powder have average particle diameters of 0.1 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less, and
wherein a proportion of the second powder to the sum of the first powder and the second powder is 10% by mass or more and 90% by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 10,710,156

PROCESS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF PARTS BY MELTING OR SINTERING PARTICLES OF POWDER(S) USING A HIGH-ENERGY BEAM WITH POWDERS ADAPTED TO THE TARGETED PROCESS/MATERIAL PAIR

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method of fabricating a part out of a material with discontinuous reinforcement, the method comprising:melting or sintering powder particles of the material with discontinuous reinforcement via a high-energy beam,
wherein
the material is a metallic, intermetallic, ceramic, ceramic matrix composite, or a metal matrix composite material,
the powder particles have substantially identical mean composition, a sphericity of from 0.8 to 1.0, a form factor of from 1 to ?2, and a grain size distribution narrowed around a mean diameter value d50% in such a manner that:
(d90%?d50%)/d50%?0.66,
(d50%?d10%)/d50%?0.33, and
(d90%?d10%)/d50%?1.00,
the composition of the powder particles comprises an additional chemical element in a quantity of more than 0 and less than 0.5 wt % and suitable for modifying the material's microstructure,
and
the additional chemical element facilitates wetting of the reinforcement by a liquid, which is formed by melting a portion of the powder particles via the high-energy beam.

US Pat. No. 10,710,154

CASTING CORE REMOVAL THROUGH THERMAL CYCLING

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

15. A method of removing a silica-based ceramic core, the method comprising:disposing a casting within a vessel, wherein the silica-based ceramic core is within and surrounded by the casting;
increasing a temperature within the vessel from a first temperature to a second temperature to increase a temperature of the silica-based ceramic core for a first heating iteration;
decreasing the temperature within the vessel from the second temperature to the first temperature to decrease the temperature of the silica-based ceramic core for a first cooling iteration;
increasing the temperature within the vessel from the first temperature to the second temperature to increase the temperature of the silica-based ceramic core for a second heating iteration;
decreasing the temperature within the vessel from the second temperature to the first temperature to decrease the temperature of the silica-based ceramic core for a second cooling iteration; and
after the second cooling iteration, chemically dissolving the silica based ceramic core from within the casting.

US Pat. No. 10,710,153

METHOD FOR FILLING WITH METALLIC SODIUM

NITTAN VALVE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for filling a hollow area of a hollow engine valve with metallic sodium, the method comprising:injecting melted metallic sodium into a cylinder having a larger diameter than an inner diameter of the hollow area of the engine valve under a directional solidification condition, at a speed faster than a speed at which a droplet solidifies, and in a form in which no discontinuity occurs;
forming a solidified metallic sodium rod having a substantially uniform structure in the cylinder;
inserting metallic sodium into the hollow area of the engine valve through a nozzle shaped die while keeping the uniform structure of the metallic sodium rod;
cutting the inserted metallic sodium; and
sealing the engine valve.

US Pat. No. 10,710,152

MENISCUS FLOW CONTROL DEVICE AND MENISCUS FLOW CONTROL METHOD USING SAME

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A method of controlling a meniscus flow in a mold into which a molten steel is poured, the method comprising:providing a plurality of temperature measurers at predetermined intervals along a width direction of a mold, the temperature measurers including a first edge temperature measurer, a center temperature measurer and a second edge temperature measurer disposed at one end portion, a center portion, and the other end portion of the mold, respectively;
providing a magnetic field generation unit outside the mold;
measuring temperature values in real-time using the temperature measurers, the measured temperature values including a first edge temperature value measured by the first edge temperature measurer, a center temperature value measured by the center temperature measurer and a second edge temperature value measured by the second edge temperature measurer;
analyzing the measured temperature values to detect a meniscus flow form;
classifying the detected meniscus flow form into one of a plurality of predetermined meniscus flow pattern types to determine a classified meniscus flow pattern type corresponding to the detected meniscus flow form; and
when the classified meniscus flow pattern type is abnormal, operating the magnetic field generation unit according to the classified meniscus flow pattern type so as to adjust an abnormal flow state to be normal.

US Pat. No. 10,710,151

SEAL CASSETTE FOR A CONTINUOUS CASTING MACHINE

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...

1. A seal cassette for a roll line in a continuous casting machine, the seal cassette configured to seal off a space from an outside environment, and comprising,a first circumferential element and a second circumferential element, wherein the first and second circumferential elements are arranged coaxially and rotatably movable relative each other,
at least one third circumferential element, wherein the third circumferential element is arranged coaxially relative the first and the second circumferential elements and further arranged to be rotatably movable relative the second circumferential element,
the first circumferential element being formed as a sleeve extending in an axial direction (A),
the second circumferential element provides at least one circumferential seal portion arranged to seal between the second element and the first element,
the at least one third circumferential element provides at least one circumferential seal portion to seal between the third element and the second element, wherein
the at least one third circumferential element further presents a circumferential seal portion that seals against the first element, and wherein
the at least one third circumferential element is axially movable relative the first element and radially movable relative the second element.

US Pat. No. 10,710,150

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FOUNDRY CORE AND FOUNDRY CORE

Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V., G...

1. A method for producing a foundry core for casting a cast part, wherein the foundry core consists of a mould material comprising a binder, a mould sand, and optionally added additives, comprising the following production steps:a) moulding the foundry core by introducing the mould material into a foundry core mould;
b) hardening the mould material;
c) removing the foundry core from the foundry core mould;
d) heating the foundry core to a deformation temperature;
e) plastically deforming the heated foundry core by applying a deformation force to the foundry core; and
f) subsequently cooling the foundry core,
wherein the plastic deformation of the heated foundry core is conducted at the deformation temperature and changes a shape of the foundry core and the foundry core retains the change in shape created by the plastic deformation after the subsequent cooling.

US Pat. No. 10,710,149

CORE BOX FOR MANUFACTURING CASTING CORES

Nemak, S.A.B. de C.V., G...

1. A core box for manufacturing casting cores from a moulding material rigidified by a supply of heat, comprising at least two core box parts, which together provide the shape of the casting cores to be manufactured,wherein at least one of the core box parts is divided into a contour plate providing the shape of the casting core to be manufactured and a heating plate coupled to the contour plate which extends flat over the contour plate,
wherein an open groove is moulded into the material of the heating plate on a side of the heating plate which extends parallel to the associated contour plate and the open groove together with the contour plate defines at least one oil line which is connected to an oil supply which feeds the oil line with a tempered oil for heating the at least one of the core box parts, and
wherein the at least one oil line is guided in a plurality of coils such that temperature-critical regions of the contour plate are covered by the at least one oil line and the at least one oil line avoids venting nozzles extending through the contour plate.

US Pat. No. 10,710,148

METHODS OF FORMING FORGED FIXED-CUTTER EARTH-BORING DRILL BIT BODIES

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of forming a fixed-cutter earth-boring drill bit, comprising:forging a plurality of drill bit intermediate structures, each of the drill bit intermediate structures comprising a crown portion and a shank portion in an integral, unitary body of a steel material, the crown portion including blades, junk slots between the blades, and hard-facing grooves along leading edges of the blades without machining at least the shank portion, at least the shank portion comprising a central fluid conduit without machining, each of the drill bit intermediate structures being substantially identical in drill bit design;
retrieving a forged steel drill bit intermediate structure from the plurality of drill bit intermediate structures;
forming threads on the shank portion of the retrieved, forged steel drill bit intermediate structure to form a connection region for connecting the shank portion to an adjacent sub, a drill collar, or a drill pipe in accordance with a customized design for the fixed-cutter drill bit;
forming cutter pockets along the blades of the retrieved, forged steel drill bit intermediate structure in accordance with the customized design for the fixed-cutter drill bit;
forming nozzle holes to provide fluid communication between the junk slots and the central fluid conduit of the retrieved, forged steel drill bit intermediate structure in accordance with the customized design for the fixed-cutter drill bit;
depositing a hard-facing material within the hard-facing grooves of the retrieved, forged steel drill bit intermediate structure; and
positioning cutters within the cutter pockets of the retrieved, forged steel drill bit intermediate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,710,147

METHOD OF MAKING AN AXLE

ArvinMeritor Technology, ...

1. A method of making an axle comprising:forging a one-piece axle blank that is a single piece of material and has a shaft that extends from and is integrally formed with a flange using a forging die set that includes a first die having a forming shaft that is received in a first die cavity and a second die having a second die cavity, wherein the shaft is formed in the first die around the forming shaft thereby forming a hole in the shaft that extends along an axis, and the flange is formed in the second die cavity between the first die and the second die, wherein the flange extends radially outward from an end of the shaft and the shaft is completely disposed in the first die; and
radially forging the shaft against a first mandrel to axially elongate the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,710,146

FASTENER AND FASTENING SYSTEM

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A fastening system, comprising:a fastener including a bolt having a shank and a pull portion extending from a first end of the shank and including at least one pull groove, and a sleeve adapted to receive the bolt,
wherein the sleeve includes a body having a first end and a head located at the first end, wherein the head includes a first end having an inner face; and
a fastener installation tool including a puller having a front face and at least one tooth that is adapted to engage the at least one pull groove of the pull portion of the bolt, and
wherein the inner face of the sleeve is adapted to receive and engage the front face of the puller of the fastener installation tool such that the front face of the puller is adapted to stop against the inner face of the head of the sleeve of the fastener and the puller is adapted to shift toward or away from the sleeve and align the at least one tooth of the puller with a corresponding one of the at least one pull groove of the pull portion of the bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,710,145

POSITIONING AND CLAMPING SYSTEM FOR THREAD ROLLING

Vey Manufacturing Technol...

1. A die positioning system, comprising:a pair of key bars, each key bar of the pair of key bars having a solid rectangular cuboid configuration identical in thickness to an other key bar of the pair of key bars;
a pair of key disc inserts, each key disc insert having at least one disc aperture extending therethrough;
a set of key discs, each key disc of the set of key discs having a solid three-dimensional configuration identical in thickness to all other key discs of the set of key discs, each key disc having a diameter equal to or less than a diameter of the at least one disc aperture; and
a set of disc backers, wherein a forward surface of each disc backer comprises a backer surface having a non-planar configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,710,144

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING REINFORCEMENTS

MBK Maschinebau GmbH, Ki...

1. A device for producing a reinforcement comprising an expansion device which has a single expansion slide, wherein the expansion slide is configured for modifying a radial position of an actuating element for a longitudinal wire of the reinforcement by way of a transmission mechanism of the expansion device,wherein the expansion device has a mold slide, wherein an actuator drive is provided for moving the mold slide, and wherein the actuator drive for a linear movement of the mold slide in relation to the expansion slide is supported on the expansion slide.

US Pat. No. 10,710,143

CONTROLLED TRANSLATION METHOD OF AFFIXING A TERMINATION TO A MULTI-STRANDED TENSILE MEMBER

Bright Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method for adding a termination to an end of a tensile strength member including multiple synthetic filaments, said tensile strength member having a central axis, comprising:(a) providing an anchor with a cavity;
(b) providing a potting compound in a liquid state, said potting compound being configured to transition to a solid state;
(c) placing a length of said filaments within said cavity;
(d) adding said potting compound in said liquid state to said cavity; and
(e) while at least a portion of said potting compound remains in said liquid state, applying tension to said tensile strength member.